Synopses & Reviews
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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.
“This entry in the Dont Know Much About series introduces children to the home planet. ” ALA Booklist
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.
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.
About the Author
Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times best-selling author of Don't Know Much About® History, Don't Know Much About® Geography, Don't Know Much About® The Civil War,
and Don't Know Much About® The Bible.
Peoplemagazine has said that "Reading [Davis] is like returning to the classroom of the best teacher you ever had."
A frequent visitor to classrooms and teacher groups, Davis has appeared often on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, National Public Radio,and many other television and radio shows. He is a contributing editor to USA Weekend,which features his Don't Know Much About®quizzes on a variety of subjects.
Born and educated in Mt. Vernon, New York, he now lives in New York City and Vermont with his wife, Joann, and their two children, Jenny and Colin.