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Why moths hate Thomas Edison and other urgent inquiries into the odd nature of nature : the best of Outside magazine's "The wild file"

Author: Hampton Sides
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©2001.
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Addresses questions regarding the strange, bizarre, trivial, and odd facets of nature, animals, geological features, outer space, and humans.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hampton Sides
ISBN: 0393321509 9780393321500
OCLC Number: 45715852
Description: 217 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Faunal knowledge : farces of nature from the animal kingdom --
That's fowl! : researches on the wing --
Biodivertissement : kinks and links in the great chain of life --
Homo imperfectus : deficits and design flaws of human physiology --
Outlore : dubious figures and indubitable facts of natural history --
High camp : sage counsel for backroad and backcountry --
Time to chill : cold realities from the dead of winter --
Terra informa : cartographic crannies and continental quirks --
Earthistentialism : a few world-class enigmas --
H2-oh! : fluid thoughts on the nature of water --
Up on the roof : high concepts about mountains --
Nature's ticked! : shocking truths from the meteorological vault --
Did I just see that? : freaky phenomena in the skies --
Moonstruck : lunar reflections --
Billions and billions : probing deep space --
Scales and tails : dispatches from reptilia, amphibia --
Piscine pondering : submerged facts about fish --
Green genes : good dirt from the plant world.
Other Titles: Outside magazine.
Responsibility: edited by Hampton Sides ; illustrations by Jason Schneider.

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Addresses questions regarding the strange, bizarre, trivial, and odd facets of nature, animals, geological features, outer space, and humans.

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