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The planet Earth

Author: Kenneth C Davis; Tom Bloom
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Do sleeping volcanoes snore? Is the Dead Sea dead? How icy is Iceland? Join author Kenneth C. Davis on an entertaining trek across the globe as he answers some big questions about the world. With anecdotes about the world's most unusual places and notable quotes from world travelers throughout history, Davis leads you to the longest river, coldest desert, tallest waterfall, most powerful volcanic eruption, and much  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Miscellanea
Trivia and miscellanea
Literature
Miscellanea Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth C Davis; Tom Bloom
ISBN: 0060285990 9780060285999 0060286008 9780060286002 0064408345 9780064408349 9780606223034 0606223037
OCLC Number: 45500333
Description: 144 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: What's so special about Earth? --
How are deserts like desserts? --
Why are maps so powerful? --
Africa: Does your family tree have its roots in Africa? --
Asia: What's so great about the Great Wall of China? --
Europe: Is "Euro" a nickname for Europeans? --
North America: Why isn't America called Columbia? --
South America: Why is Chile shaped like a Chile? --
Australia and New Zealand: Are there devils in Tasmania? --
Antarctica: Is there really a pole at the South Pole? --
Countries by continent --
Milestones.
Responsibility: Kenneth C. Davis ; illustrated by Tom Bloom.
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Do sleeping volcanoes snore? Is the Dead Sea dead? How icy is Iceland? Join author Kenneth C. Davis on an entertaining trek across the globe as he answers some big questions about the world. With anecdotes about the world's most unusual places and notable quotes from world travelers throughout history, Davis leads you to the longest river, coldest desert, tallest waterfall, most powerful volcanic eruption, and much more. Humorous illustrations and amazing stories make the "boring" facts of geography come to life as you read about Marco Polo's adventures in China and discover that people in Latin America speak Spanish and Portuguese -- not Latin at all!

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