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Do Elephants Jump?

Author : David Feldman
ISBN : 9780061843433
Genre : Reference
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Ponder, if you will ... Where do you find fascinating explanations for a multitude of mysteries? Why do pianos have 88 keys? How does the hole get in the needle of a syringe? Why is peanut butter sticky? Pop culture guru David Feldman demystifies these questions and much more in Do Elephants Jump? One of the Imponderables® series -- the unchallenged source of answers to civilization's everyday mysteries -- and charmingly illustrated by Kassie Schwan, this book provides you with small mysteries that puzzle and amaze us.

Elephants Can T Jump

Author : Jeanne Willis
ISBN : 9781467763165
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Elephant refuses to believe he cannot jump and ignores the jeers of other animals as he tries, but they are all surprised when Elephant does something that no other animal can.

Why Can T Elephants Jump?

Author : New Scientist
ISBN : 9781473642805
Genre : Social Science
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Well, why not? Is it because elephants are too large or heavy (after all, they say hippos and rhinos can play hopscotch)? Or is it because their knees face the wrong way? Or do they just wait until no one's looking? Read this brilliant new compilation to find out. This is popular science at its most absorbing and enjoyable. That is why the previous titles in the New Scientist series have been international bestsellers and sold over two million copies between them. Like Does Anything Eat Wasps? (2005), Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? (2006) and Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? (2008), this is another wonderful collection of wise, witty and often surprising answers to a staggering range of science questions, from 'why is frozen milk yellow?' to 'what's the storage capacity of the human brain in gigabytes?'.

How High Can An Elephant Jump?

Author : Guy Campbell
ISBN : 0764161717
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A collection of trivia provides answers to such questions as "Do elephants ever forget?", "Do cats always land on their feet?", and "What will happen if all the ice in the world melts?".

Do Elephants Ever Forget?

Author : Guy Campbell
ISBN : 9781780551005
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Do Elephant's Ever Forget contains over fifty of the most important questions kids have ever asked (and a couple of quite silly ones, too). From 'what would happen if a meteorite hit the Earth?' and 'how deep will the oceans be if the ice caps melt?' to ' would my eyeballs pop out if I sneezed with my eyes open?' and 'why can't I tickle myself?'

Rebellious Laughter

Author : Joseph Boskin
ISBN : 0815627475
Genre : History
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Rebellious Laughter changes the way we think about the ordinary joke. Claiming that humor in America is a primary cultural weapon, Boskin surveys the multitude of joke cycles that have swept the country during the last fifty years. Dumb Blonde jokes. Elephant jokes. Jewish-American Princess jokes. Lightbulb jokes. Readers will enjoy humor from many diverse sources: whites, blacks, women, and Hispanics; conservatives and liberals; public workers and university students; the powerless and power brokers. Boskin argues that jokes provide a cultural barometer of concerns and anxieties, frequently appearing in our day-to-day language long before these issues become grist for stand-up comics.

Daffy Definitions For Seniors

Author : Bernadette McCarver Snyder
ISBN : 1585958468
Genre : Religion
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Here Bernadette offers sage and humorous advice to all who feel the pinch of old age and all the aches, pains, and problems that come with it. She offers prayers that focus on the positive aspects of aging--and a laugh is always part of her prescription for a better life. The artwork by Chris Sharp adds just the right touch of whimsy to her "daffy" definitions.

Kicked Bitten And Scratched

Author : Amy Sutherland
ISBN : 9781101218822
Genre : Science
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A rare and absolutely enchanting look inside the Harvard of wild animal wranglers As is obvious to anyone who has read her most e-mailed New York Times article of 2006, "What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage," Amy Sutherland knows a thing or two about animals. In Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched, she takes readers behind the gates of Moorpark Community College, where students are taught such skills as how to train a hyena to pirouette and coax a tiger to open wide for a vet exam. As she follows the faculty, student body, and four- footed teaching aides at Moorpark's Exotic Animal Training and Management program, Sutherland produces a true walk on the wild side, filled with wonder, comedy, occasional heartache, and transcendent beauty.

Who Invented The Stepover?

Author : Paul Simpson
ISBN : 9781847658425
Genre : Games & Activities
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Have you ever wondered who invented the 4-4-2 formation? Why footballers used to celebrate success by releasing a platitudinous pop single? And who has really scored the most goals in the history of the game? You can find the answers to all these questions and more in a book which takes the time to consider the debt the stepover may owe to Dutch speed skaters, explores the most surprising world transfer record and celebrates the most dysfunctional World Cup campaign ever. Through a series of answers to puzzling and perennial questions, the book sheds unexpected light on the beautiful game, challenging conventional wisdom, discovering neglected heroes and destroying a few urban myths along the way.

Milliken S Complete Book Of Instant Activities Grade 4

Author : Deborah Kopka
ISBN : 9780787783655
Genre : Education
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With more than 110 easy-to-use, reproducible worksheets, this series is ideal for enrichment or for use as reinforcement. The instant activities in these books are perfect for use at school or as homework. They feature basic core subject areas including language arts, math, science, and social studies.

Supply Side Sustainability

Author : Timothy F. H. Allen
ISBN : 9780231504072
Genre : Science
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While environmentalists insist that lower rates of consumption of natural resources are essential for a sustainable future, many economists dismiss the notion that resource limits act to constrain modern, creative societies. The conflict between these views tinges political debate at all levels and hinders our ability to plan for the future. Supply-Side Sustainability offers a fresh approach to this dilemma by integrating ecological and social science approaches in an interdisciplinary treatment of sustainability. Written by two ecologists and an anthropologist, this book discusses organisms, landscapes, populations, communities, biomes, the biosphere, ecosystems and energy flows, as well as patterns of sustainability and collapse in human societies, from hunter-gatherer groups to empires to today's industrial world. These diverse topics are integrated within a new framework that translates the authors' advances in hierarchy and complexity theory into a form useful to professionals in science, government, and business. The result is a much-needed blueprint for a cost-effective management regime, one that makes problem-solving efforts themselves sustainable over time. The authors demonstrate that long-term, cost-effective resource management can be achieved by managing the contexts of productive systems, rather than by managing the commodities that natural systems produce.

The Humor Prism In 20th Century America

Author : Joseph Boskin
ISBN : 0814325971
Genre : Social Science
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The Humor Prism in Twentieth-Century America explores to what extent and in what ways American humor in the twentieth century reflects history.

The Wesleyan Juvenile Offering

Author : Wesleyan Methodist missionary society
ISBN : OXFORD:555011977
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Writing The Four Blocks R Way Grades K 6

Author : Patricia M. Cunningham
ISBN : 9781604184136
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Write on! Writing the Four-Blocks(R) Way gives teachers of grades K–6 a glimpse into writing classrooms throughout the school year. This resource includes ideas for setting up a writing classroom, motivating students to write and keep writing, teaching reading through writing, supporting struggling writers, and teaching different genres. This 240-page book supports the Four-Blocks(R) Literacy Model and features lessons on editing, revising, sharing, and publishing.

Why Elephants Have Big Ears

Author : Chris Lavers
ISBN : 9781429976695
Genre : Science
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Why Elephants Have Big Ears is the result of one man's lifelong quest to understand why the creatures of the earth appear and act as they do. In a wry manner and personal tone, Chris Lavers explores and solves some of nature's most challenging evolutionary mysteries, such as why birds are small and plentiful, why rivers and lakes are dominated by the few remaining large reptiles, why most of the large land-dwellers are mammals, and many more.

Why Can T Humans Fly? Band 10 White Collins Big Cat

Author : Sarah Fleming
ISBN : 9780008429362
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Why can’t humans fly? Why are ants so strong? Why can’t elephants jump? Our shape and size controls what we can and can’t do. Find out how humans and animals are perfectly designed to live in their particular habitats, and discover the role that evolution has played in this.

Tamburlaine S Elephants

Author : Geraldine McCaughrean
ISBN : 9781409582724
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Rusti is a Mongol warrior, fighting for the bloodthirsty Tamburlaine, Conqueror of the World. He intends to show the enemy neither fear nor mercy... until he comes face-to-face with his first elephant. Kavi is the elephant's rider. Captured by the terrifying Mongol Horde, he fears for his life. But the boy who takes him prisoner does not kill him. And soon it seems they might almost become friends. Then Rusti uncovers a terrible secret, and the unlikeliest of friendships is put to the ultimate test. A breathtaking tale of friendship, destiny and revenge set in the war-ravaged lands of fourteenth-century India. "Geraldine McCaughrean is an awe-inspiring writer with a miraculous talent for bringing to life past times and faraway lands." - The Sunday Telegraph Nominated - CILIP Carnegie MedalShortlisted - UK Literary Association Children's Book Award

Journal Of American Folklore

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ISBN : UOM:39015034746373
Genre : Folklore
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The Man Eater Of Malgudi

Author : R. K. Narayan
ISBN : 9781101662212
Genre : Fiction
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This is the story of Nataraj, who earns his living as a printer in the little world of Malgudi, an imaginary town in South India. Nataraj and his close friends, a poet and a journalist, find their congenia l days disturbed when Vasu, a powerful taxidermist, moves in with his stuffed hyenas and pythons, and brings his dancing-women up the printer's private stairs. When Vasu, in search of larger game, threatens the life of a temple elephant that Natara j has befriended, complications ensue that are both laughable and tragic.

Beautiful Asia

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ISBN : 9712327175
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