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Why Moths Hate Thomas Edison : And Other Urgent Inquires Into the Odd Nature of Nature
by Hampton Sides and Jason Schneider




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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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Overview

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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  • ISBN-13: 9780393321500
  • ISBN-10: 0393321509
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: June 2001
  • Page Count: 217
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 6.13 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.62 pounds

Series: Outside Books

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