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You Talking to Me?: Discover the World of Words, Codes, Emojis, Signs, Slang, Smoke Signals, Barks, Babbles, Growls, Gestures, Hieroglyphics & More

You Talking to Me?: Discover the World of Words, Codes, Emojis, Signs, Slang, Smoke Signals, Barks, Babbles, Growls, Gestures, Hieroglyphics & More

You Talking to Me? travels the world to explore the fascinating and cool ways humans and animals communicate.

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ISBN 9781633221550
Barcode 9781633221550
Published 29 March 2017 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Ham, Catherine
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ISBN-13 9781633221550
ISBN-10 1633221555
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint MoonDance Press
Publication Date 29 March 2017
International Publication Date 10 April 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Ham, Catherine
Category Information Resources & Places Of Interest
True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
English Language
Language & Linguistics
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 229mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 726g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress History, Communication, Communication - History, Juvenile works, JUVENILE NONFICTION - Foreign Language Study
NBS Text Reference & Home Learning
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 302.2
Catalogue Code 731331

Description of this Book

There are more than 7,000 human languages, and that number only includes spoken languages!Wow! Add in other human languages of codes, symbols, and gestures, and the number becomes more impressive. Who knew there were so many fun and interesting ways to communicate?Add in the acoustic, chemical, and visual languages of animals, and the word Wow quickly becomes an understatement. You Talking to Me? travels the world to explore the fascinating and cool ways humans and animals communicate. Learn how languages develop and how they change. Follow root words such as proto (the Greek word for first) around the globe from one language to another. Discover insider languages such as slang, gestures, and symbols. Roma gypsies used piles of rocks to share information with the next group arriving.Consider the power of codes and symbols. Musical notes are just symbols, but they can direct orchestras and create hit songs, while the STOP traffic sign prevents millions of accidents a day with only four letters, and computer coding has changed the world. Explore the meanings of gestures: in much of the world, sticking out your tongue at someone is a sign of defiance; in Tibet, it's a sign of respect!Domestic and wild animals do some pretty cool communicating, too. Learn about elephants and bats that talk with frequencies we cannot hear, insects and reptiles that communicate with chemicals we cannot smell, and birds and frogs that use color to advertise.The fun fact format is appealing to both reluctant readers and curious kids.

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Author's Bio

Catherine Ham has lived and traveled in many countries. She speaks three languages fluently and gets by with several more. As a language specialist, she taught high school English and Afrikaans. She is the author of several best-selling knitting books and four nature nonfiction books for children. Anthony Owsley has drawn more than thirteen humorous books for children. He has also done animation work for Cartoon Network and provided gag cartoons to various publications like Cracked, The Funny Times, and Mangajin. He lives in Georgia with his wife and a cat who throws up a lot.

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