Truth About Nature: A Family's Guide to 144 Common Myths about the Great Outdoors (Paperback)
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Truth About Nature: A Family's Guide to 144 Common Myths about the Great Outdoors (Paperback)

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Paperback 232 Pages / Published: 07/10/2014
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Does moss only grow on the north side of a tree? Is the North Star really the brightest star? Will a mother bird abandon its baby if you put it back in its nest? Will toads really give you warts? The Truth About Nature answers all of these questions and more. This useful compendium for parents and children to read together sets the record straight on nature myths once and for all. It breaks down 144 everyday nature myths, identifying how true the myth really is, with the book's unique "myth scale" (level 1 being somewhat true to level 3 being a complete myth). Organized by season and covering facts that are so strange they must simply be false (but they're true!), this interactive guidebook also offers readers the chance to do their own science experiments to bust a few myths on their own.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762796281
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 35 g
Dimensions: 232 x 190 x 17 mm


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"Naturalists Tornio and Keffer dispel-and sometimes find elements of truth in-myths associated with the natural world. . . .[A] fun, educational, and eye-opening book. All ages."-Publishers Weekly * Publishers Weekly *
Meant to inspire families to get out into nature, this guide explores the truth behind 144 different nature myths we've all heard since we were kids, from 'Animals can smell fear' and 'If you touch a baby bird, the parents will abandon it' to "You lose most of your body heat through your head' and 'You shouldn't swim for at least 30 minutes after you eat.'. . . .[T]his inexpensive, attractive, and informative book is ideal for the circulating collections of . . . public and school libraries. This book, meant for families to use together, will be of interest to kids alone as well and is a great choice for middle school collections in both public and school libraries. * Booklist *

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