Every Day On Earth: Fun Facts That Happen Every 24 Hours

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Discover all of the amazing things that can happen around the world in just one day!

You already know all of the amazing things that can happen in just one minute on Earth, so think of what could happen in a whole day! Your taste bud cells are replaced at a rate of 50,000 a day. Almost 40,000 trees are cut down every day just to make paper bags. And a mayfly lives its entire life in a single day. This book is full of fun facts about space, ...

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Overview


Discover all of the amazing things that can happen around the world in just one day!

You already know all of the amazing things that can happen in just one minute on Earth, so think of what could happen in a whole day! Your taste bud cells are replaced at a rate of 50,000 a day. Almost 40,000 trees are cut down every day just to make paper bags. And a mayfly lives its entire life in a single day. This book is full of fun facts about space, technology, pop culture, food, animals, sports, the human body, and more!

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Children's Literature - Sharon Oliver
In the introduction, readers are encouraged to explore a day in a new numerical way. Instead of counting days (how many until Christmas?) the authors invite us to count all the things that happen in a twenty-four-hour period. With eight sections covering Living Things, Earth, Food, The Human Body, Pop Culture, Space, Technology and Sports with one fact per page on almost every one of its 217 pages, quite a bit of interesting if esoteric information is provided. "Would you believe in one day your heart pumps enough blood to fill the tank of a fire engine?" "There are literally millions of children playing Rock Paper Scissors every day." And did you know Girl Scouts sell more than 3 million boxes of cookies every day? With a loose interpretation of their goal—one page is a discussion about taste buds that does not relate to the twenty-four hour theme—the authors present an interesting look at the important and not-so-important data that makes up our everyday lives. A table of contents and an index are provided as well as a list of sources from which the authors gathered their information. An interesting browsing book to add to a library collection but not a necessary purchase. Reviewer: Sharon Oliver
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545297066
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1070L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Steve and Matthew Murrie are a father-and-son team. Steve lives in Missouri and Matthew is currently living in New York.

Steve and Matthew Murrie are a father-and-son team. Steve lives in Missouri and Matthew is currently living in New York.

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