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What happened to the mammoths? : and other explorations of science in action

Author: Jack Myers; John Rice
Publisher: Honesdale, PA : Boyds Mills Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Intriguing questions about animals are answered by scientists in these twelve explorations taken from the award-winning column in Highlights for Children magazine.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Miscellanea
Miscellanea Juvenile literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Myers; John Rice
ISBN: 1563978016 9781563978012
OCLC Number: 43382701
Notes: "Scientists probe 12 animal mysteries."
Description: 64 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: Dolphins Catch a Wave: Sometimes they would rather surf than swim 9 --
How Cats Purr: They use their vocal cords to do both: meow and purr 14 --
Alligators Get Cavities, Too: in their eggshells 19 --
A Surprising Thing About Alligators: Temperature has a big effect on their young 22 --
Diving: How can the Weddell seal dive so deep? 27 --
The Dinosaur That Came Home: After millions of years, Ava resurfaced in Montana 33 --
The Lonely Giant Panda: Pandas are hooked on bamboo as their fast food 37 --
Magnetic Bacteria: Some of the smallest swimmers have compasses 42 --
The Magnetic Sense: How many creatures have built-in compasses? 45 --
The Sharp Eyes of the Falcon: Scientists invented an eye test for a falcon 49 --
Butterflies That Taste Bad: Does the viceroy taste bad, or is it just fooling? 54 --
What Happened to the Mammoths?: Eleven thousand years ago, they disappeared 57.
Responsibility: Jack Myers ; illustrated by John Rice.

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Intriguing questions about animals are answered by scientists in these twelve explorations taken from the award-winning column in Highlights for Children magazine.

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