How Many Elephants in a Blue Whale?: Discover a Whole New Way to Measure the World

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Overview

How big is big?

Mount Everest is 29,029 feet tall. Gustave Eiffel measured six feet. The height of his tower is  1,063 feet. Therefore, if 177 Monsieur Eiffels stood on each other’s shoulders, they would be as tall as the tower. And it would take 28 Eiffel Towers to reach the summit at Mount Everest.

A supertanker can contain 200 Olympic swimming pools. A volcano can unleash the energy of 100 hydrogen bombs. And 76 trombones make the same noise as one thunderclap!

Taller, bigger, faster, and more fantastic, How Many Elephants in a Blue Whale? visually dazzles with wit and knowledge about height, weight, speed, and more. Measurements have never been so much fun!

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  • ISBN-13: 9781435125490
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 8/28/2010
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 11.06 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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