Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Spinner ae25b23ec1304e55286f349b58b08b50e88aad5748913a7eb729246ffefa31c9
Do Elephants Jump? - cover

Do Elephants Jump?

David Feldman

Publisher: HarperCollins e-books

  • 0
  • 1
  • 0

Summary

Ponder, if you will ... Where do you find fascinating explanationsfor a multitude of mysteries?Why do pianos have 88 keys?How does the hole get in the needle of a syringe? Why is peanut butter sticky? 
Pop culture guru David Feldman demystifies these questions and much more in Do Elephants Jump? One of the Imponderables® series -- the unchallenged source of answers to civilization's everyday mysteries -- and charmingly illustrated by Kassie Schwan, this book provides you with small mysteries that puzzle and amaze us.

Who read this book also read:

  • Quilting for Beginners: The Ultimate Quilting Crash Course: Learn Basic Quilting Techniques Master The Art Of Quilting And Start Creating Amazing Designs! 10 Modern Quilt Patterns And Ideas - cover

    Quilting for Beginners: The...

    Roberta Mayas

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Are you ever jealous of those beautiful quilts your aunt or grandmother used to make?  Were you ever interested in making your own but were unsure of how to begin?Are you looking to start a new, interesting hobby?  If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” then this is the book for you!  This book will assist in teaching, educating and helping you learn not only the basics of quilting but also how to put together and complete your very own quilting projects!  In the past, you may have found quilting old fashioned, difficult to learn and classes hard to follow.  Rest assured, with this book there are step-by-step instructions, pictures and full explanations to help you easily follow and understand quilting.  There is no complicated video to follow and no teacher to keep up with.  You can work at your own pace, practice as many times as you want and learn to quilt step-by-step.  This book includes: 
    -An introduction to quilting 
    -Quilting jargon and terms 
    -An overview and information on the tools you will need to begin quilting 
    -Step-by-step instructions 
    -Full, in depth explanations 
    -Color pictures 
    -10 quilting patterns and ideas
    Show book
  • Compact Farms - 15 Proven Plans for Market Farms on 5 Acres or Less; Includes Detailed Farm Layouts for Productivity and Efficiency - cover

    Compact Farms - 15 Proven Plans...

    Josh Volk

    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    Small is beautiful, and these 15 real farm plans show that small-scale farmers can have big-time success. Compact Farms is an illustrated guide for anyone dreaming of starting, expanding, or perfecting a profitable farming enterprise on five acres or less. The farm plans explain how to harness an area’s water supply, orientation, and geography in order to maximize efficiency and productivity while minimizing effort. Profiles of well-known farmers such as Eliot Coleman and Jean-Martin Fortier show that farming on a small scale in any region, in both urban and rural settings, can provide enough income to turn the endeavor from hobby to career. These real-life plans and down-and-dirty advice will equip you with everything you need to actually realize your farm dreams.
    Show book
  • Body Language and Emotion of Cats - cover

    Body Language and Emotion of Cats

    Myrna Milani

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Using the latest research in animal behavior, Dr. Milani has produced a wonderfully intriguing book about the body language of cats and what it reveals, including how body language displays can enhance or undermine relationships between cats and people.
    Show book
  • Concise Herb Guide - cover

    Concise Herb Guide

    Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Publishing

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    This beautifully illustrated mini field guide is packed with information on the most common herbs from around the world. Many of these plants grow wild in Britain and other parts of Europe, and can also be cultivated in gardens. The guide additionally includes exotic but commonly used species such as Vanilla, Cloves, Cinnamon and Star-anise. More than 180 herbs are included, all of which are illustrated with superb full-colour artworks that show details of the flowers and leaves, roots and bark where applicable, and growth habit of each plant. A concise written account covering culinary, medicinal and other uses, size, description, habitat and distribution appears on the same page.  The easy-to-follow layouts and superb artworks aid quick and accurate identification, making this book an indispensable reference in the field as well as at home.    Renowned natural history artists Christine Hart-Davis, Bridgette James and David Sutton painted the illustrations.
    Show book
  • FUBAR - How the Right Wing Has Stolen America - cover

    FUBAR - How the Right Wing Has...

    Sam Seder, Stephen Sherrill

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    The United States has survived clueless presidential administrations before. But no matter how enormous the crisis -- the Great Depression, Vietnam, Watergate, Monica Lewinsky's thong -- America's always come out looking like, well, America. 
    This time, however, something's different. Things aren't just screwed up; they're f&#!$d up beyond all recognition. Wel-come to F.U.B.A.R., a hilarious and scathing satire of the American Right's bad behavior, by the creators of Air America's Majority Report.  
    If you're a liberal who's somehow not panicked over the state of our Union, or if you're a Republican who's just having voter's remorse, or if you think what's happening to the country is just politics as usual, F.U.B.A.R. will open your eyes to our current national nightmare. With completely unfair and unbalanced analysis, authors Sam Seder and Stephen Sherrill take readers on a whirlwind tour of what's left of the United States, exposing the truth about the Right's blueprint for total domination -- over your money, your mind, your sex life, and even your place in the afterlife (yes, they have a plan for that, too). 
    Along the way, they'll answer your most pressing questions, like: 
    I'm gay. Can I still be a Republican? 
    Do I need to own my own congressman, or is a time share okay? 
    Is New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman's  mustache, in fact, the sign of the Beast? 
    I thought we ran the media. What happened? 
    Finally, Seder and Sherrill offer a helpful and hopeful vision for a future that remarkably doesn't look like a cross between the Matrix and Mayberry. F.U.B.A.R. is the wake-up call America has been waiting to receive -- and it will probably be wiretapped.
    Show book
  • Sewing the Seasons - 23 Projects to Celebrate the Seasons - cover

    Sewing the Seasons - 23 Projects...

    Sandi Henderson

    • 1
    • 2
    • 0
    23 seasonal sewing and craft projects 
    Sandi Henderson's readers love her look, her patterns, and her descriptions of home, family life, and holidays. Her fans respond equally enthusiastically to her anecdotes of picking cherries with her family as they do to her new fabric collections or her recipe for Creme Brulee French toast. This brand-new offering gives readers the best of what they crave from Sandi—and builds on the excitement of both her first book and her work as a fabric designer. 
    Sewing the Seasons is a collection of 23 sewing patterns for adult and children's wear, home decor, and accessories, all beautifully paired with the ideal season for use. From a vintage cloche to a scallop scarf, from a farmers' market tote to a poinsettia stocking, the sewing and craft projects presented here celebrate the best of nature's seasons and the holidays. In addition to gorgeous project to sew, Sandi offers up her favorite recipes for each season and beautiful photography that captures the essence of each passing season.Complemented with full-color photos and a beautiful interior designFull patterns are conveniently located online, where they can be printed as needed and will never be lostSandi offers up the best of the season around her with gorgeous lifestyle photos of her and her family as they celebrate the seasons, seasonally appropriate favorite recipes, and anecdotesIncludes low-sew/no-sew crafts that add a special sparkle to each season 
    Beginning to intermediate seamstresses and fans of Sandi's fabric and pattern lines will be drawn to this year-round collection of patterns, recipes, and inspiration.
    Show book