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Don't Know Much about Planet Earth (Don't Know Much About...)

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Join best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis on an entertaining trek across the globe as he answers some big questions about the world in the amusing style that has won millions of readers.

With fascinating 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!

Kenneth C. Davis brings the verve of his popular best-seller Don't Know Much About® Geography to a new audience. He makes it fun to learn more about this incredible planet we call home.

Synopsis:

Take an entertaining trek around the globe with Davis as he answers some intriguing questions. With fascinating anecdotes about the world's most unusual places, he shows readers the longest river, coldest desert, tallest waterfall, most powerful volcanic eruption, and more.

Synopsis:

Take an entertaining trek around the globe with Kenneth C. Davis as he answers some intriguing questions in Don’ t Know Much About® Planet Earth. With fascinating anecdotes about the world’ s most unusual places, he shows readers the longest river, coldest desert, tallest waterfall, most powerful volcanic eruption— and much more. Blast off for the stars in Don’ t Know Much About® Space! Readers will discover who first charted the stars, why people believed that the Earth was th center of the universe, and how astronauts may lead us to become pioneers on other planets. These titles both feature quotes, fact-filled sidebars, and fun pop quizzes that make learning an entertaining experience. Humorous black-and-white illustrations also add to the excitement of learning about other planets, as well as our own.

About the Author

Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of A Nation Rising; America's Hidden History; and Don't Know Much About® History, which spent thirty-five consecutive weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, sold more than 1.6 million copies, and gave rise to his phenomenal Don't Know Much About®

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064408349
Author:
Bloom, Tom
Author:
Bloom, Tom
Author:
Davis, Kenneth C.
Author:
by Kenneth C Davis and Tom Bloom
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Reference
Subject:
People & Places - General
Subject:
Science & Nature - Earth Sciences
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Don't Know Much About...(Paperback)
Publication Date:
20010724
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.18x5.98x.41 in. .49 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , Take an entertaining trek around the globe with Davis as he answers some intriguing questions. With fascinating anecdotes about the world's most unusual places, he shows readers the longest river, coldest desert, tallest waterfall, most powerful volcanic eruption, and more.
"Synopsis" by , Take an entertaining trek around the globe with Kenneth C. Davis as he answers some intriguing questions in Don’ t Know Much About® Planet Earth. With fascinating anecdotes about the world’ s most unusual places, he shows readers the longest river, coldest desert, tallest waterfall, most powerful volcanic eruption— and much more. Blast off for the stars in Don’ t Know Much About® Space! Readers will discover who first charted the stars, why people believed that the Earth was th center of the universe, and how astronauts may lead us to become pioneers on other planets. These titles both feature quotes, fact-filled sidebars, and fun pop quizzes that make learning an entertaining experience. Humorous black-and-white illustrations also add to the excitement of learning about other planets, as well as our own.
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