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Why Do Pirates Love Parrots? An Imponderables (R) Book

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ISBN-10: 0060888431

ISBN-13: 9780060888435

Edition: N/A

Authors: David Feldman, Kassie Schwan

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Ponder, if you will . . . Is yawning contagious? Do starfish have faces? Why do they put crinkly paper into pairs of men's socks? Why is it that cans of Diet Coke float, but cans of regular Coke don't? Pop culture guru David Feldman demystifies these questions and much more in Why Do Pirates Love Parrots? One of the Imponderables -the unchallenged source of answers to civilization's most perplexing conundrums-and charmingly illustrated by Kassie Schwan, this book provides you with knowledge about everyday life that encyclopedias, dictionaries, and almanacs just don't cover. And think about it: Where else are you going to find out how they get the paper tag into a Hershey's…    
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Book details

List price: $12.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

David Feldman, MD, is Emeritus Professor of Medicine (Active) at Stanford University School of Medicine where he has been on the faculty since 1974. He has been a full professor since 1984 and was chief of the Endocrinology Division for 10 years. His laboratory studies the role of steroid hormone receptors, particularly the vitamin D receptor, and its mechanism of action. His current major research focus is hormone-dependent cancer including breast cancer and prostate cancer and the pathways by which vitamin D inhibits cancer growth. Professor Feldman is actively involved in both basic science approaches to the anti-cancer actions of vitamin D as well as to clinical trials studying the use…