Why Rattlesnakes Rattle: ...and 250 Other Things You Should Know by Valeri R. HelterbranWhy Rattlesnakes Rattle: ...and 250 Other Things You Should Know by Valeri R. Helterbran

Why Rattlesnakes Rattle: ...and 250 Other Things You Should Know

byValeri R. Helterbran

Paperback | February 16, 2012

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A follow-up to Helterbran's popular Why Flamingos Are Pink: ...and 250 other Things You Should Know, this entertaining volume identifies more of the surprising explanations for the facts, tales, and lore associated with day-to-day living and the world around us. Organized into seven categories, this book tells you why birds perched on power lines aren't electrocuted; the origins of such expressions as "swan song" and "willy nilly;" and the science behind such phenomena as ball lightning, blue glaciers, red tide, and thunder snow. More than a mere compendium of trivia, this book is a springboard for learners of all ages.
Valeri R. Helterbran writes a weekly column for the Ligonier Echo and is Professor of Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Ligonier, PA.
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Title:Why Rattlesnakes Rattle: ...and 250 Other Things You Should KnowFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.61 inPublished:February 16, 2012Publisher:Taylor Trade PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1589796489

ISBN - 13:9781589796485

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[A] choice reference and trivia book, not to be overlooked.