1000 Questions and Answers

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What's the difference between a star and a planet? What killed the dinosaurs? What is acid rain? Who built the first cities - a host of straight-to-the-point, and equally eccentric questions that kids love to ask are covered in this amazing compendium. 1000 Questions and Answers combines eight fascinating subjects: Stars and Planets, Planet Earth, Dinosaurs, Birds, Ancient Civilizations, Knights and Castles, Inventions and Transportation, in one fully indexed volume.

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Overview

What's the difference between a star and a planet? What killed the dinosaurs? What is acid rain? Who built the first cities - a host of straight-to-the-point, and equally eccentric questions that kids love to ask are covered in this amazing compendium. 1000 Questions and Answers combines eight fascinating subjects: Stars and Planets, Planet Earth, Dinosaurs, Birds, Ancient Civilizations, Knights and Castles, Inventions and Transportation, in one fully indexed volume.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753455418
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 952,570
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.22 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Stars and Planets
Looking at the Sky 8
Seeing Stars 10
Great Balls of Gas 12
Galaxies 14
The Solar System 16
Our Star, the Sun 18
The Planets 20
Mercury 22
Venus 24
Earth 26
The Moon 28
Mars 30
Jupiter 32
Saturn 34
Uranus 36
Neptune and Pluto 38
Web Addresses and Answers 40
Planet Earth
Earth's Formation 44
Crust to Core 46
Water 48
Land 50
Earthquakes 52
Mountains 54
Volcanoes 56
Rocks, Fossils, and Minerals 58
Climate 60
Weather 62
Polar Regions 64
Deserts 66
Grasslands 68
Forests 70
Life on Earth 72
Human Landscape 74
Earth's Resources 76
Taking Care of Earth 78
Web Addresses and Answers 80
Dinosaurs
Digging up the Facts 84
Color and Camouflage 86
Dinosaur Giants 88
Small Dinosaurs 90
Dinosaur Babies 92
Communication 94
Plant-eaters 96
Meat-eaters 98
The Fiercest Dinosaur 100
Attack and Defense 102
All Over the World 104
Living in Herds 106
Fast and Slow 108
In the Sea 110
In the Air 112
Death of the Dinosaurs 114
Timescale 116
After the Dinosaurs 118
Web Addresses and Answers 120
Birds
World of Birds 124
Early Birds 126
Feathers 128
Bills and Beaks 130
Talons and Feet 132
Sight and Sound 134
Food and Feeding 136
Flying 138
Flightless Birds 140
Migration 142
Surviving Extremes 144
Birdsong 146
Displays 148
Nests and Nesting 150
Eggs 152
Chicks and Young 154
Birds and People 156
Threats to Birds 158
Web Addresses and Answers 160
Ancient Civilizations
The First People 164
River Valley Civilizations 166
Ancient Egypt 168
Priests and Mummies 170
Pyramids and Tombs 172
Crete and Mycenae 174
Babylon 176
Assyrians and Hittites 178
Ancient Sea Traders 180
Ancient Greece 182
Greek Life 184
The Persians 186
Ancient China 188
The Celts 190
Life in Ancient Rome 192
The Roman Empire 194
The Mayan Empire 196
Timeline 198
Web Addresses and Answers 200
Knights and Castles
First Knights 204
Building a Castle 206
Castle Designs 208
Parts of the Castle 210
Castle Life 212
Becoming a Knight 214
Heraldry 216
Horsemanship 218
Weapons and Fighting 220
Armor 222
Siege 224
Defense 226
The Crusades 228
The Knight's Manor 230
Peacetime Pursuits 232
Tournaments 234
The Last Castles 236
Timeline 238
Web Addresses and Answers 240
Inventions
Writing and Printing 244
Medicine 246
Buildings 248
Food and Agriculture 250
At Home 252
Clothes and Fabrics 254
Useful Materials 256
Energy 258
Calculations 260
Computers 262
Communications 264
On Film 266
Travel on Land 268
On the Sea 270
By Air 272
Into Space 274
Timeline 276
Web Addresses and Answers 278
Transportation
Early Transportation 282
Cars 284
Race Cars 286
Trucks 288
Special Vehicles 290
Trains 292
Bicycles 294
Motorcycles 296
Boats 298
Ships 300
Submarines 302
Hovercraft and Hydrofoils 304
Airplanes 306
Gliders 308
Helicopters 310
Spacecraft 312
Unusual Transportation 314
Web Addresses and Answers 316
Index 317
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