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Title:
The factastic book of 1001 lists
Author:
Ash, Russell.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : DK Pub., 1998.
Physical Description:
208 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780789437693

9780789434128
Format :
Book

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Boston Free Library AG106 .A85 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

Summary

1,001 lists bring together useful facts and compelling trivia, compiled by one of DK's best-selling authors, with topics specially selected to appeal to young readers - World records, famous firsts, milestones, and statistics are grouped by subject: from nature and science, space and sports, to countries and culture - Includes lists of opposites, quiz lists, and questions and answers, in an easy-to-digest format - Factfile lists provide quick and easy reference.


Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5 Up-A delightful smorgasbord of fantastic facts, from the essential to the bizarre, organized into 12 subject areas such as "Space," "The Earth," "Science," "Countries," "The Arts," and "World Sports." Demonstrating the publisher's customary flair for neatly compartmentalized information tidbits and striking use of illustration and typography, this title resembles the author's annual The Top Ten of Everything (DK) in style and format. Many of the lists are ideal for quick reference queries: the five kingdoms, measurement conversions, countries and continent facts, body systems, highest mountains, and longest rivers. Other lists are more esoteric, to say the least: "Giant Frog Recipes" or "Grisly Execution Methods." Pages are headed with colored bands, include "Did You Know?" trivia facts, and are punctuated with numerous high-quality color illustrations. Lists are organized in neat columns with succinct headings. The index is not very detailed, but suffices in identifying key subjects. A fun, visually appealing, and informative title.-Mary Ann Carcich, Brooklyn Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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