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Why Can't Potatoes Walk? : 200 Answers to Possible and Impossible Questions about Animals and Nature
by Lars-Åke Janzon




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A researcher at the Swedish Museum of Natural History answers countless quirky questions in this treasury of trivia.

What color will a chameleon turn if it lies on a chessboard?
Why are flounders flat?
How do sea urchins make love?
How did wolves become big and bad?
Why do animals migrate across Africa?
Which animal has the longest tongue?
Do fish spit?

Around ten thousand questions a year land on Lars-Åke Janzon's desk at the Swedish Museum of Natural History. In this follow-up to his popular book How Long Can a Fly Fly?, Janzon responds to nutty questions, freak happenings, and odd observations with interesting facts and explanations. Learn about snake sex, animals' brightly colored warning signals, and why a vulture was arrested in Saudi Arabia on suspicion of being an Israeli spy. Find out the facts behind the headlines about Thailand's poisonous jellyfish and the "killer sharks" of Sharm el-Sheikh.

Janzon also breaks down scientific terminology, lists animal stats, debunks myths, and answers all sorts of did-you-knows you never even thought to ask about nature, biology, and evolution.

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Overview

A researcher at the Swedish Museum of Natural History answers countless quirky questions in this treasury of trivia.

What color will a chameleon turn if it lies on a chessboard?
Why are flounders flat?
How do sea urchins make love?
How did wolves become big and bad?
Why do animals migrate across Africa?
Which animal has the longest tongue?
Do fish spit?

Around ten thousand questions a year land on Lars-Åke Janzon's desk at the Swedish Museum of Natural History. In this follow-up to his popular book How Long Can a Fly Fly?, Janzon responds to nutty questions, freak happenings, and odd observations with interesting facts and explanations. Learn about snake sex, animals' brightly colored warning signals, and why a vulture was arrested in Saudi Arabia on suspicion of being an Israeli spy. Find out the facts behind the headlines about Thailand's poisonous jellyfish and the "killer sharks" of Sharm el-Sheikh.

Janzon also breaks down scientific terminology, lists animal stats, debunks myths, and answers all sorts of did-you-knows you never even thought to ask about nature, biology, and evolution.


This item is Non-Returnable.

 

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  • ISBN: 9781626364929
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Imprint: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Date: July 2013
 

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