Hampton Sides, ed.
Editor of a question-and-answer column in Outside magazine, Sides here shares a sampling of the alternately bizarre, cool, and silly questions the magazine has received from readers all over the world. Encountering questions about the natural world-such as "Why are lizards always doing push-ups?"-Sides and the other writers of the column consulted experts. Filled with humorous questions about goosebumps, male nipples, lightning, and mistletoe, this book addresses all those science questions you've had but were too embarrassed to ask. About those lizards, by the way, a biologist who had observed the reptiles' "calisthenic incidents" for 150 hours confirmed that push-ups are a form of lizard communication, usually during mating.
Norton, 2001, 217 p., b&w; illus., paperback
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