The Bird in the Waterfall is a celebration of the wonders of water and a lively foray into the natural history of rivers, lakes and oceans. With engaging text and illustrations, Jerry Dennis and Glenn Wolff explore waterfalls and seeping springs, ocean waves and tidal bores, whirligig beatles and torrent ducks, mermaids and manatees. They combine science, mythology, folklore and personal experience to address dozens of age-old aquatic mysteries: What are the sources of hot springs and geysers? of riptides and rougue waves? of the colors of water? How do migrating marine animals navigate so unerringly across thousands of miles of open ocean? And why are we so compelled by falling water and crashing surf?
JERRY DENNIS writes about nature for such publications as Wildlife Conservation, Smithsonian, and Destination Discovery. GLENN WOLFF'S illustrations appear frequently in the New York Times' Outdoor and Science Times sections. The pair are also the authors of the critically acclaimed It's Raining Frogs and Fishes. Both make their home in Traverse City, Michigan.
An excerpt from The Bird in the Waterfall
An excerpt from It's Raining Frogs and Fishes
The Bird in the Waterfall
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320 Pages; 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"