Don't Know Much About Planet Earth by Kenneth C. Davis

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Do sleeping volcanoes snore? (see page 12)Is the Dead Sea dead? (see page 21)How icy is Iceland? (see page 78)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.

 

About Kenneth C. Davis

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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-->?--> series for adults and children. A resident of New York City and Dorset, Vermont, Davis frequently appears on national television and radio and has been a commentator on NPR's "All Things Considered". He blogs regularly at www.dontknowmuch.com. Tom Bloom's work includes illustrating two other books by Zimmerman-the best-selling Children's Letters to God and Make Beliefs-among many others. He draws regularly for the New York Times.
 
Published January 1, 2001 by Scholastic. 144 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Fiction

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Davis, author of the bestselling Don't Know Much About... series for adults, is known for his light writing tone and thorough yet accessible explanations of c

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...Was Werner von Braun a war criminal?"" In this chatty, eminently approachable science and history survey, Davis (Don't Know Much About the Bible) quotes poets, unscrambles Galileo's coded notes to Kepler, defines ""nova"" and ""planetary nebula"" in liberal-arts-friendly terms, discusses T...

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by Sergio Martinez, both follow the author's established q&a format and present an abundance of information, both weighty and frivolous, about these important American figures.

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Davis, author of the trademarked series of Don't Know Much About primers, seeks to dispel public boredom and ignorance about history and correct mistakes about various historical events in this update of his bestselling survey of American history.

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Davis (Don't Know Much About History) attempts to teach us everything we need to know about the Bible but never learned.

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In this presidential election year, bestselling author Davis (Don't Know Much About History) returns with an absorbing take on the American presidency.

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The material's q&a format (children read the questions and Wyman reads the answers), complete with several fast-paced "true/false" and "pop quiz" segments keep things rolling along—and keep listeners hooked, at least for a while.

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