Why Rattlesnakes Rattle: ...and 250 Other Things You Should Know (Google eBook)

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Taylor Trade Publications, Feb 16, 2012 - Reference - 240 pages
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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.
  

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User Review  - aethercowboy - LibraryThing

Why Rattlesnakes Rattle is the follow-up book of random facts and explanations to Why Flamingos are Pink, also by Helterbran. This book, compared to other informational tidbit books I've read before ... Read full review

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User Review  - TheFlamingoReads - LibraryThing

"Why Rattlesnakes Bite And 250 Other Things You Should Know" is, according to the author, Valeri R. Helterbran, "rooted in the ... newspaper column" she writes for the Ligonier, PA newspaper. That ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1 Nature and Environment
1
Chapter 2 The Human Body
31
Chapter 3 Language
51
Chapter 4 Holidays and Special Occasions
105
Chapter 5 Humanities and Culture
121
Chapter 6 Cuisine
191
Chapter 7 Geography and Community
211
Credits and Resources
225
Index
231
About the Author
237
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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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