The Ultimate Atlas of Almost Everything

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"Mom, Dad, can you tell me about..." Here's the perfect gift for kids interested in...anything! This unique mixture of atlas and encyclopedia will answer any question they can come up with about the world around us. Inside these lively, colorful pages are Earth's secrets, from our place in space to the formation of the continents to geological activity, and an introduction to every kind of wildlife and animal habitat. A presentation of human civilizations throughout history discusses language, clothing, celebrations, and different ways of worship. Maps of every country and many cities--plus the flags of every nation--complete this engaging tour of planet Earth and its inhabitants. Features include: its four books in one--divided into Planet Earth, Wildlife of the World, People and Places, and an Atlas--with an easy-to-follow structure; fascinating facts on subjects ranging from natural history, Earth sciences, and environmental issues, to ancient history, farming, and art; pages filled to bursting with lively, eye-catching photographs and stunning artwork of our solar system, great natural wonders, historical monuments, and animal life; and simple, effective charts and colorful relief maps of the seven continents present information at-a-glance. 128 pages (all in color).

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Grade 4-6-Well, not quite "everything"-but this wide-ranging browsers' delight does flit among a multitude of subjects related to the Earth, wildlife, people, and places. Each topical spread is a busy, text-heavy mix of small photos, paintings, and maps surrounded by flurries of explanatory paragraphs in various type styles, and finished off at the bottom with see-also references to other spreads. Regional maps in the final section expand to page size or beyond, framed by flags and statistical summaries. The lack of a clear division between the subject index and the unlabeled gazetteer is a potential source of confusion, but readers seeking just a quick bit of background on natural or man-made wonders, volcanoes, world religions, art and culture (one spread), great disasters, or a plethora of other terrestrial topics will be absorbed by this omnium-gatherum.
John Peters, New York Public Library
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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