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Our world in numbers : an encyclopedia of fantastic facts, written by Clive Gifford

Label
Our world in numbers : an encyclopedia of fantastic facts
Title
Our world in numbers
Title remainder
an encyclopedia of fantastic facts
Statement of responsibility
written by Clive Gifford
Title variation
Encyclopedia of fantastic facts
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"Are you mad about measurements, devoted to dates, or just generally fond of figures? Then use this incredible encyclopedia to uncover the stats behind every topic under the sun -- from the numbers of stars in the Universe to the amount of blood cells in your body" -- Back cover
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gifford, Clive
Dewey number
032.02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Statistics
  • Children's questions and answers
  • Curiosities and wonders
  • Science
  • Encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • Curiosities and wonders
  • Children's questions and answers
  • Curiosities and wonders
  • Science
  • Statistics
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Our world in numbers : an encyclopedia of fantastic facts, written by Clive Gifford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Space -- The mysterious universe -- Spectacular stars -- Earth's Moon -- The planets -- Exploring space -- Top 10: Largest launchers -- Living in space -- Earth -- The blue planet -- Rocks and gemstones -- Top 10: Tallest mountains -- Earthquakes and volcanoes -- Natural wonders -- Trees and forests -- Top 10: Longest rivers -- Oceans and seas -- Deserts -- At the poles -- Climate and weather -- Nature -- Prehistoric creatures -- Microscopic life -- Fabulous flora -- Spiders, bugs, and insects -- Fantastic fish -- Rays and sharks -- Scaly reptiles -- Top 10: Longest snakes -- Amazing amphibians -- The world of birds -- Incredible big cats -- The magnificent whale -- Brawny bears -- Primates -- Top 10: Heaviest land animals -- Your brilliant body -- Super senses -- The human brain -- Stinky poo and goo -- People and culture -- A world of people -- Earth's continents -- The world's countries -- Buzzing capitals -- Top 10: Most populous world cities -- Language -- Flying the flag -- World religions -- Top 10: Tallest statues -- Astonishing art -- Listen to the music -- On the stage -- At the movies -- Solo sports -- Playing as a team -- Top 10: Olympians -- The written word -- Tasty food -- All about pets -- History -- Ancient Egypt -- Ancient Rome -- Imperial China -- Aztecs and Incas -- Fortresses and castles -- The world of Islam -- Medieval kingdoms of Africa -- Top 10: Longest-reigning monarchs -- Changing fashions -- Into battle -- Science and technology -- Essential elements -- Sound and light -- Energy and forces -- The energy of hot and cold -- Generating electricity -- Everyday materials -- Ingenious inventions -- Super structures -- Top 10: Tallest bridges -- Wheeled vehicles -- On the water -- Terrific trains -- Taking flight -- Top 10: Fastest aircraft -- Going digital -- Versatile robots
Control code
on1200579497
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780744028911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
Our world in numbers : an encyclopedia of fantastic facts, written by Clive Gifford
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Space -- The mysterious universe -- Spectacular stars -- Earth's Moon -- The planets -- Exploring space -- Top 10: Largest launchers -- Living in space -- Earth -- The blue planet -- Rocks and gemstones -- Top 10: Tallest mountains -- Earthquakes and volcanoes -- Natural wonders -- Trees and forests -- Top 10: Longest rivers -- Oceans and seas -- Deserts -- At the poles -- Climate and weather -- Nature -- Prehistoric creatures -- Microscopic life -- Fabulous flora -- Spiders, bugs, and insects -- Fantastic fish -- Rays and sharks -- Scaly reptiles -- Top 10: Longest snakes -- Amazing amphibians -- The world of birds -- Incredible big cats -- The magnificent whale -- Brawny bears -- Primates -- Top 10: Heaviest land animals -- Your brilliant body -- Super senses -- The human brain -- Stinky poo and goo -- People and culture -- A world of people -- Earth's continents -- The world's countries -- Buzzing capitals -- Top 10: Most populous world cities -- Language -- Flying the flag -- World religions -- Top 10: Tallest statues -- Astonishing art -- Listen to the music -- On the stage -- At the movies -- Solo sports -- Playing as a team -- Top 10: Olympians -- The written word -- Tasty food -- All about pets -- History -- Ancient Egypt -- Ancient Rome -- Imperial China -- Aztecs and Incas -- Fortresses and castles -- The world of Islam -- Medieval kingdoms of Africa -- Top 10: Longest-reigning monarchs -- Changing fashions -- Into battle -- Science and technology -- Essential elements -- Sound and light -- Energy and forces -- The energy of hot and cold -- Generating electricity -- Everyday materials -- Ingenious inventions -- Super structures -- Top 10: Tallest bridges -- Wheeled vehicles -- On the water -- Terrific trains -- Taking flight -- Top 10: Fastest aircraft -- Going digital -- Versatile robots
Control code
on1200579497
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780744028911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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