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Why Cats Land on Their Feet

Author : Mark Levi
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How to use physical reasoning to solve surprising paradoxes Ever wonder why cats land on their feet? Or what holds a spinning top upright? Or whether it is possible to feel the Earth's rotation in an airplane? Why Cats Land on Their Feet is a compendium of paradoxes and puzzles that readers can solve using their own physical intuition. And the surprising answers to virtually all of these astonishing paradoxes can be arrived at with no formal knowledge of physics. Mark Levi introduces each physical problem, sometimes gives a hint or two, and then fully explains the solution. Here readers can test their critical-thinking skills against a whole assortment of puzzles and paradoxes involving floating and diving, sailing and gliding, gymnastics, bike riding, outer space, throwing a ball from a moving car, centrifugal force, gyroscopic motion, and, of course, falling cats. Want to figure out how to open a wine bottle with a book? Or how to compute the square root of a number using a tennis shoe and a watch? Why Cats Land on Their Feet shows you how, and all that's required is a familiarity with basic high-school mathematics. This lively collection also features an appendix that explains all physical concepts used in the book, from Newton's laws to the fundamental theorem of calculus.

Do Cats Always Land on Their Feet

Author : Marty Becker
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An informative look at everything you ever wanted to know about cats ... but were afraid to ask! One thing we do know for sure about cats is that they rule the household. But other than that, most people know remarkably little about these mysterious creatures that were once thought of as gods. As the key to a good relationship with your pet is understanding them now might be the time to find out: * Why are cats' tongues like sandpaper? * Where did the nine lives myth come from? * Why cats' eyes shine at night? * Why do cats rub against our legs? * What is a cat's top speed? * Why are cats so noisy when they mate? * Can cats see in the mirror? * What was the highest number of cats ever found in a single house? And a few others you've never dared ask!

Cats Don t Always Land on Their Feet

Author : Erin Barrett
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This book brings together hundreds of cat facts and trivia tidbits; for example, housecats typically blink twice a minute, and NCAA college football teams with "cat" nicknames--Lions, Tigers, Cougars--outnumber "dog" nicknames by more than two to one. Illustrations.

Kat s Fall

Author : Shelley Hrdlitschka
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Darcy's mother is getting out of jail. Ten years ago she was convicted of throwing Darcy's baby sister off a fifth floor balcony. Kat survived, but Darcy has spent the last decade raising his sister, giving her the love and support she has been denied by an absent mother and an uncaring father. Now, with their mother about to be released, their father has decided he has had enough of parental responsibility and is determined to return the children to their mother's care. Darcy is horrified, and adamant that he will not subject his sister to the woman who once tried to murder her. Struggling to understand and control the anger and resentment that has consumed him, Darcy is forced to confront his feelings and engage with the outside world. With newfound friendships and the unflagging support of his teacher, Darcy is able to understand some of the pain of the past and accept that he cannot control everything. As he grudgingly re-establishes ties with the mother he thinks he hates, he is accused of a horrific act. It will take incredible strength--his own and others--to fight the charges, but he finds that truth is often an elusive concept and that trust--and love--are powerful allies.

Cats

Author : Christina Mia Gardeski
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How do cats always land on their feet? How do cats see in the dark? These questions and more are answered in this fun and engaging read for young learners.

Catopedia

Author : Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
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Why do cats cry to come in and then cry to go out again? Why do they chatter silently at the window? Why can't they be trained to fetch your slippers? Where are the most unusual places they've been employed as mousers? Why are there so many cat superstitions? This cat compendium educates and entertains with facts about everything from wild cat ancestry and cat physiology to cat worship and cat movie stars. We'll investigate how cats experience the world and what they think of their human companions and explore why cats have inspired both reverence and fear throughout history. Drawing on the vast body of knowledge belonging to the world's most famous dogs and cats home, the book contains numerous snippets that readers can dip into as well as longer essays and stories that can be enjoyed at leisure. Attractively designed, with charming illustrations, and beautifully packaged as a hardback gift book, this is the ideal present for every cat lover.

Properties Types and Meaning

Author : G. Chierchia
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This collection of papers stems originally from a conference on Property Theory, Type Theory and Semantics held in Amherst on March 13-16 1986. The conference brought together logicians, philosophers, com puter scientists and linguists who had been working on these issues (of ten in isolation from one another). Our intent was to boost debate and exchange of ideas on these fundamental issues at a time of rapid change in semantics and cognitive science. The papers published in this work have evolved substantially since their original presentation at the conference. Given their scope, we thought it convenient to divide the work into two volumes. The first deals primarily with logical and philosophical foundations, the second with more empirical semantic issues. While there is a common set of issues tying the two volumes together, they are both self-contained and can be read independently of one another. Two of the papers in the present collection (van Benthem in volume 1 and Chierchia in volume II) were not actually read at the conference. They are nevertheless included here for their direct relevance to the topics of the volumes. Regrettably, some of the papers that were presented (Feferman, Klein, and Plotkin) could not be included in the present work due to timing problems. We nevertheless thank the authors for their contribu tion in terms of ideas and participation in the debate.

Does My Goldfish Know Who I Am

Author : Gemma Elwin Harris
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"This book is invaluable!" Alexander Armstrong Children ask the funniest questions: Why does sweetcorn come out the same as when I ate it? Do spiders speak? Why does Daddy never win the lottery? Which is faster, a Velociraptor or a cheetah? How does the lady in the satnav know where to go? Does my goldfish know who I am? (Do you think fish have two-second memories? Find out the truth on page 94!) This book takes real children's questions gathered from primary schools across the UK and asks some of the greatest thinkers and experts of our time to give short and accessible answers. Brian Cox explores the edge of the universe, Sir David Attenborough tells us whether monkeys could ever turn into men, and Miranda Hart ponders why it's funny when someone farts. Other contributors include Bear Grylls, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Quentin Blake, Heston Blumenthal, Kate Humble, John Lanchester, A. C. Grayling, Jeremy Paxman, Dan Snow, Jojo Moyes and Tony Robinson. Does My Goldfish Know Who I Am? is a treasury of surprising facts and insights inspired by the curiosity of children. It is the perfect family gift - because sometimes grown-ups need help with the answers too. At least 33% of the publisher's advance payments and 67% of net royalty income in respect of sales of this book is donated to the NSPCC (Registered Charity Numbers 216401 & SC037717).

Science Scramble

Author : Mikael Angelo S. Francisco
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Have you ever wondered how cats manage to land on their feet after a fall? Or why you’ll never find two snowflakes in nature that are exactly the same? Or why humans need to sleep in order to survive? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then Science Scramble is certainly the book for you. Actually, even if you answered “no” to all of them, you’re likely to find something in here that’s weird and wonderful enough to grab your attention. After all, this illustrated book contains more than 200 fun facts, surprising stories, and mythbusters, all related to science. Read about the incredibly tough tardigrade, the fastest-rotating planet, the unique eyes of the Philippine eagle, the animal with the shortest name, and more. Indulge your curiosity and enrich your mind by picking up this collection of amazing tales and spectacular trivia from the world of science. (Just don’t read this before bedtime, because you won’t be able to put this book down!)

Planet Cat

Author : Sandra Choron
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Presents more than four hundred lists on various information on cats, including cat breeds, training, and behavior, as well as such topics as famous cats in history, cat food recipes, and gifts for pampered cats.