Why Flamingos Are Pink: ...and 250 Other Things You Should Know by Valeri R. HelterbranWhy Flamingos Are Pink: ...and 250 Other Things You Should Know by Valeri R. Helterbran

Why Flamingos Are Pink: ...and 250 Other Things You Should Know

byValeri R. Helterbran

Paperback | October 15, 2007

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Ever wonder why and how cats purr? Do you sit there looking clueless when a child asks you where hiccups come from? Have you ever wanted to know the derivation of the word "pundit"? If the answer to these questions is yes, then this book is for you. Divided into seven categories-nature, human body, language, holidays and special occasions, humanities and culture, cuisine, and geography-this book will turn you into a veritable fount of knowledge on all manner of subjects, whether it's the invention of the zipper or the origin of the word "posh."
Valeri Helterbran writes a weekly column for the Ligonier Echo and is associate professor in the Professional Studies in Education Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.
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Title:Why Flamingos Are Pink: ...and 250 Other Things You Should KnowFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.03 × 6 × 0.61 inPublished:October 15, 2007Publisher:Taylor Trade PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1589793358

ISBN - 13:9781589793354

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"This book makes the unknown, known; the perplexing, less so, and it provides the grist for the mills of the brain to provide incentives to the learner to keep on learning."