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Do fish drink water?

puzzling and improbable questions and answers
  • 304 Pages
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MJF Books , New York
Questions and ans
StatementBill McLain
Classifications
LC ClassificationsAG195 .M38 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 304 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24205436M
ISBN 101567315879
ISBN 139781567315875
OCLC/WorldCa70690903

McLain began to answer each and every question--attracting national attention from MSNBC, CNN, and People--and the result, collected in Do Fish Drink Water?, is a surprising, funny, and informative collection of facts.

McLain's answers can often be as wild as the questions and prompt entertaining anecdotes about where he found them.4/4(71). The book Do Fish Drink Water was wrote by Bill Mclain.

The genre of this non-fiction book is informational. The book has various different kinds of interesting facts on where pizza came from, on government, even to how dolphins sleep/5.

The book also includes an extensive list of websites where McLain conducts research. As far as the answer to the question in the book's title, "Do fish drink water?" -- They do, through a process of osmosis (the water seeps into their bodies through the holes in their skin).

McLain began to answer each and every question—attracting national attention from MSNBC, CNN, and People—and the result, collected in Do Fish Drink Water?, is a surprising, funny, and informative collection of facts. McLain's answers can often be as wild as the questions and prompt entertaining anecdotes about where he found them.

Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Boxid IA Boxid_2 CH Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II City New York DonorPages:   They actively drink water, yes, but do they get thirsty.

According to current thinking, probably not. There are two reasons behind this; first, unlike land mammals who have to seek endlessly for water in order to stay hydrated, fish basically live in water, so they don’t really feel that strong of an urge to drink water. Do Fish Drink.

book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5(6). I think this is called osmoregulation. Basically, the structure of the gills and the gut of fish is so thin that it allows a lot of pass-through between outside world and fishy capillaries, with the difference between blood and water driving the o.

McLain began to answer each and every question—attracting national attention from MSNBC, CNN, and People—and the result, collected in Do Fish Drink Water?, is a surprising, funny, and informative collection of facts. McLain's answers can often be as wild as the questions and prompt entertaining anecdotes about where he found them/5(10).

Do Fish Drink Water. The answer is yes, but it's mostly due to Osmosis. Did I just give away the ending of the book. No, rest assured. This book is a really funny and informative collection of facts that will answer all those questions that you always had.5/5(4).

The fish drink water,for oxygen supply. Read about countercurrent mechanism, which will explain about how oxygen is obtained from water and diffused into blood. Nazia, Huddersfield UK. If going to the beach this August and being out of touch with our information overload makes you feel like a fish out water, then this is the book to take along.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, ISBN: From bath water to ocean water, it provides a broad introduction to the subject in a question-and-answer format.

Basic science is presented in simple language: water always flows downhill, a duck's feathers are covered with oil, evaporation occurs when water changes into invisible tiny drops called water vapor, all living things need : $   It’s Official: Fish Feel Pain and glass catfish so diaphanous they seemed nothing more than silver-crowned spinal columns darting through the water.

Most of these fish lived much longer than.

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And as the answers to the many questions posed in Do Fish Drink Water. prove, truth really is stranger than fiction. From world history to the animal kingdom to science and the most seemingly basic aspects of everyday life, no stone is left unturned in a book where the simplest questions lead to the most astounding-and sometimes downright.

On the other hand, saltwater fish do actively drink sea water. Their gills process the water and take out the salt. The salmon is an interesting example of a fish that lives in both fresh and salt water, and consequently, they have the characteristics of both types of fish.

You’d think that animals that lived in water wouldn’t have to drink it -- but some fish do. Learn all about how different kinds of fish get the fresh water that they need to survive.

Fish do drink water, but how they consume it depends on where they live. Water gets into a fish's body through osmosis, the process in which water diffuses from a higher to a lower concentration.

The Yale Book of Quotations cites as its source for this quote Graffiti: Two Thousand Years of Wall Writing, by Robert Reisner, But W.C. Fields’ granddaughter says he didn’t exactly say the last part of the quote: what he said was, “I don’t drink water.

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You know what fish do in it.”. If fish live in water, how in the world do they drink it. We're putting out new episodes every day of the week, so please tune in daily and subscribe. McLain began to answer each and every question—attracting national attention from MSNBC, CNN, and People—and the result, collected in Do Fish Drink Water?, is a surprising, funny, and informative collection of facts.

McLain's answers can often be as wild as the questions and prompt entertaining anecdotes about where he found them. Do Fish Drink Water. Author McLain, Bill Format/binding Paperback Book condition Very Good Not the hardcover.

Trade paperback whose ISBN () WAS RE-USED for a different book. Cover & all pages f Quantity available 1 Edition 1st edition Binding Hardcover ISBN 10 ISBN 13 Publisher William Morrow & Company, Inc Book Edition: 1st Edition. A Fish out of Water is a American children's book written by Helen Palmer Geisel (credited as Helen Palmer) and illustrated by P.

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book is based on a short story by Palmer's husband Theodor Geisel (), "Gustav, the Goldfish", which was published with his own illustrations in Redbook magazine in June Plot.

The story is about a boy who buys a fish, named Otto, from a pet Genre: Children's literature. Sea water fish do drink water, and excrete the salt through their gills. The salmon, which lives in both in environments, gets its water like a fresh water fish when in fresh water and like a sea.

Because the fish is losing water, it must drink a lot to stay hydrated-but salty seawater is the only water around. To get rid of excess salt, the fish's kidneys pump lots of salt into its urine. Sharks. Sharks don't lose water the way bony fish do--their bodies stay in balance with the ocean in a different way, thanks to the chemical.

On the other hand, saltwater fish do actively drink sea water. Their gills process the water and take out the salt. The salmon is an interesting example of a fish that lives in both fresh and salt water, and consequently, they have the characteristics of both types of fish.

Salmon are born in fresh water, and migrate to the ocean. They aren't drinking the water they're gulping for air. Goldfish require 20 gallons for the first fish and 10 for each additional fish. I'm assuming since you say you cleaned the whole tank that it isn't that big of a tank and your fish are probably oxygen.

Get this from a library. Do fish drink?: first questions and answers about water. [Time-Life for Children (Firm);] -- Discusses, in question-and-answer format, the sources, cycle, and uses of water, why oceans are salty, and other related topics.

Includes simple experiments. Fish gills have a lot of tiny thin tissues and folds so that the fish can get enough oxygen from the water. However, if the fish end up on land, these tissues crumple up and the fish can't breathe. Do Fish Drink Water.

Puzzling and Improbable Questions and Answers (Book): McLain, Bill: Spanning the spectrum from useful to bizarre to downright comical, this amusing, amazing Internet Q&A ranges from language to geography to medicine to simply "Off the Wall.".

As with another answer, saltwater fish's kidneys concentrate the salt in the urine which is then expelled. They also have special cells in their gills that help remove salt when drinking.Get this from a library!

Do fish drink water?: puzzling and improbable questions and answers. [Bill McLain].Take zebra fish, which naturally drop their tails low and settle in at the bottom of tanks or just beneath the surface of the water to sleep. Zebra fish that are lacking something called hypocretin receptors display classic signs of insomnia (having trouble drifting off and not sleeping for as long once they do).