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Why moths hate Thomas Edison : and other urgent enquiries into the odd nature of nature

Autore: Hampton Sides
Editore: New York ; London : W.W. Norton, 2001.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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The best of Outside magazine's "The Wild File." Join longtime Outside editor and contributor Hampton Sides as he rollicks through the fascinating, quirky questions readers ask about the world around them: Do beavers ever get squashed by the trees they're gnawing down? Why are there so many worms writhing on the sidewalk after a storm? What good are goosebumps? Why do llamas spit? What is the oldest living creature  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Miscellanea
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Hampton Sides
ISBN: 0393321509 9780393321500
Numero OCLC: 47677228
Descrizione: 218 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Responsabilità: edited by Hampton Sides.

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The best of Outside magazine's "The Wild File." Join longtime Outside editor and contributor Hampton Sides as he rollicks through the fascinating, quirky questions readers ask about the world around them: Do beavers ever get squashed by the trees they're gnawing down? Why are there so many worms writhing on the sidewalk after a storm? What good are goosebumps? Why do llamas spit? What is the oldest living creature on earth? Focusing on natural history and outdoor lore, this collection ranges from the gothic to the comic to the cosmic. It includes the sorts of questions that most of us stopped asking (at least out loud) when we were eight years old. "The Wild File" is what question-and-answer columns should be but seldom are: an often surprising, sometimes zany, always insightful and informative back-and-forth between a devoted readership and its publication. The result is an enchanting and enriching collection of answers that open windows to more questions. 60 black-and-white illustrations.

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