Why Moths Hate Thomas Edison
And Other Urgent Inquiries into the Odd Nature of Nature
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Why Moths Hate Thomas Edison by Hampton Sides
Book DescriptionDo 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. Outside magazine's "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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393321500
(208mm x 155mm x 17mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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This collection of ninety elegantly composed black-and-white images by one of New Mexico's most accomplished photographers, celebrates the state's captivating physical variety and enduring allure.
Hellhound on His Trail, Paperback (May 2011)» View all books by Hampton Sides
A story of two very different men whose lives catastrophically interweaved over the course of some nine months in the late 1960s: one was a thief and con man called James Earl Ray, the other one of the greatest American figures of the twentieth century, Martin Luther King Jr Hampton Sides follows in Ray's footsteps as he escapes from prison.
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Author Biography - Hampton Sides
Hampton Sides, contributing editor of Outside and editor of "The Wild File," is also the author of Ghost Soldiers. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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