Truth about Nature : A Family's Guide to 144 Common Myths about the Great Outdoors
Overview - 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. Read more...
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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.
- ISBN-13: 9780762796281
- ISBN-10: 0762796286
- Publisher: Falcon Press Publishing
- Publish Date: October 2014
- Page Count: 232
- Reading Level: Ages 8-12
- Dimensions: 9.23 x 7.54 x 0.67 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.25 pounds
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Naturalists Tornio and Keffer dispel—and sometimes find elements of truth in—myths associated with the natural world. Can lightning strike in the same place twice? Yep. Will playing in the cold can make you sick? “No matter what Mom or Grandma says, you can’t get a cold just by being outside or not wearing a hat.” In looking at the idea that “Sharks kill a lot of people,” the authors note, “We actually do more harm to sharks than they do to us. By fishing the ocean, it’s taking away their food supply.” “Stranger Than Fiction” sidebars introduce surprising truths, while family-centric experiments appear throughout this fun, educational, and eye-opening book. All ages. (Oct.)