Can chimpanzees learn our language? Do horses really sleep standing up? How does a cat survive a fall from a window on the sixth floor?What does a ten-foot-long lizard eat? These are just a few of the questions that scientists tackle in this book of Science in Action. The eleven explorations cover some of the kids' favorite animals: horses, snakes, dolphins, Komodo dragons, cats, chimpanzees, turtles, hummingbirds, and fireflies. These creatures--some lovable, some creepy, and all amazing--are the reader's gateway into the world of real science. And the reader will soon discover that science is much more than a collection of facts--it offers adventures of discovery. The reader comes along as scientists learn surprising new things . . . and as they end up with new and fascinating questions.
Many full-color illustrations help draw young scientists into this stimulating read.