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Owls Aren't Wise and Bats Aren't Blind: A Naturalist Debunks Our Favorite Fallacies about Wildlife

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Publisher Comments:

Have you ever seen a flying squirrel flapping through the air, watched a beaver carrying a load of mud on its tail, or ducked when a porcupine started throwing its quills? Probably not, says Warner Shedd, debunking these and many more popular myths about our animal friends in Owls Aren't Wise & Bats Aren't Blind. In this charming and eminently readable biology lesson, Warner Shedd, former regional executive for the National Wildlife Federation, offers scientific evidence that refutes many of the most tenacious and persevering folklore about wild animals.

Full of humorous anecdotes and fascinating facts about more than thirty North American species, Owls Aren't Wise & Bats Aren't Blind is an entertaining dose of scientific reality for any nature enthusiast or armchair adventurer.

Review:

"Hikers, forest fans, armchair naturalists and others who enjoy these kinds of facts can find plenty more here on bisons, beavers, badgers, bears and other North American creatures." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[Shedd] gives us the real scoop on the habits and lifestyles of 27 common North American animals and makes it an entertaining read by including personal anecdotes of his encounters with many of these creatures." Library Journal

Review:

"Shedd succeeds in his self-appointed task as public relations man for besmirched wildlife reputations, erasing the distaste we might harbor for these otherwise captivating animals." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Crammed with scientifically impeccable detail about both familiar and mysterious beasts and birds. Anyone with a yen for understanding the fauna of the neighborhood and beyond will find delights here." Baltimore Sun

Review:

"[A] must-have if you intend to wander about outdoors this summer." Chicago Tribune

Review:

"Anyone who loves animals will bark and hoot about this charming book." Detroit Free Press

Review:

"Wildlife myths are fun, but Warner Shedd uses the skills and experience of a trained naturalist to make the facts even more fascinating. This will find a place alongside treasured field guides on the bookshelves of wildlife enthusiasts everywhere." Patrick Leahy, Vermont State Senator

Synopsis:

Wildlife expert Shedd — Director of the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation — debunks myths about wildlife and provides fun and factual information about more than 30 North American species.

About the Author

Warner Shedd, a former regional executive for the National Wildlife Federation, holds an advanced degree in biological sciences. A lifelong outdoorsman, he is the author of The Kids' Wildlife Book, and his articles have appeared in Sports Afield, Vermont Life, Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, and other publications. He lives on a mostly wooded farm in northern Vermont.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780609807972
Author:
Shedd, Warner
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Illustrator:
Nicholson, Trudy
Author:
Illustrations by Trudy Nicholson
Author:
Nicholson, Trudy
Location:
New York
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Animal intelligence
Subject:
Animal behavior
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Nature Studies-World Wildlife
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
77-681
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
27 BandW PHOTOS
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.20x6.42x.99 in. 1.11 lbs.

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Product details 336 pages Three Rivers Press (CA) - English 9780609807972 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Hikers, forest fans, armchair naturalists and others who enjoy these kinds of facts can find plenty more here on bisons, beavers, badgers, bears and other North American creatures." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "[Shedd] gives us the real scoop on the habits and lifestyles of 27 common North American animals and makes it an entertaining read by including personal anecdotes of his encounters with many of these creatures."
"Review" by , "Shedd succeeds in his self-appointed task as public relations man for besmirched wildlife reputations, erasing the distaste we might harbor for these otherwise captivating animals."
"Review" by , "Crammed with scientifically impeccable detail about both familiar and mysterious beasts and birds. Anyone with a yen for understanding the fauna of the neighborhood and beyond will find delights here."
"Review" by , "[A] must-have if you intend to wander about outdoors this summer."
"Review" by , "Anyone who loves animals will bark and hoot about this charming book."
"Review" by , "Wildlife myths are fun, but Warner Shedd uses the skills and experience of a trained naturalist to make the facts even more fascinating. This will find a place alongside treasured field guides on the bookshelves of wildlife enthusiasts everywhere."
"Synopsis" by , Wildlife expert Shedd — Director of the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation — debunks myths about wildlife and provides fun and factual information about more than 30 North American species.
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