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Truth About Nature: A Family's Guide to 144 Common Myths about the…
by Stacy Tornio
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0762796286, Paperback)Does moss only grow on the north side of a tree? Is the North Star really the brightest star? Will a mother bird abandon its baby if you put it back in its nest? Will toads really give you warts? The Truth About Nature answers all of these questions and more.
This useful compendium for parents and children to read together sets the record straight on nature myths once and for all. It breaks down 144 everyday nature myths, identifying how true the myth really is, with the book’s unique “myth scale” (level 1 being somewhat true to level 3 being a complete myth). Organized by season and covering facts that are so strange they must simply be false (but they’re true!), this interactive guidebook also offers readers the chance to do their own science experiments to bust a few myths on their own.
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"Does moss grow only on the north side of a tree? Should I always wait an hour after swimming? Do hummingbirds really migrate on the backs of other birds? Find out in The Truth About Nature by the authors of The Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book. This companion title, unlike other nature-myth titles for children, won't focus on classic mythology and folklore, but rather will be a useful compendium debunking everyday myths with which children can relate. Organized by season, these 144 nature-based fables will educate, breaking down the myth with an illustrated myth scale depicting how true the myth really is (level 1 being true and level 3 a complete myth). Each item has a takeaway at the end with hands-on ideas to encourage kids to get outside. In addition, kids will also find "Be a Scientist" activities throughout the book where they can try some experiments to bust a few myths on their own, as well as "Incredible Nature" sections highlighting some of the unbelievable yet true. The Truth About Nature will serve as a resource for kids and families for years to come, setting the record straight for many nature myths once and for all"-- "Sets the record straight on nature myths once and for all by breaking down 144 everyday nature myths, identifying how true the myth really is"--
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