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Knowledge Book: Everything You Need To Get By in the 21st Century
     

Knowledge Book: Everything You Need To Get By in the 21st Century

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by National Geographic
 

Indispensable for every home, library, and office, The Knowledge Book distills thousands of years of humankind's most significant ideas and achievements... explains how they are linked and why they are important... and packs everything into a single, irresistibly readable volume. The richly illustrated pages burst with essential facts from all major fields

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Indispensable for every home, library, and office, The Knowledge Book distills thousands of years of humankind's most significant ideas and achievements... explains how they are linked and why they are important... and packs everything into a single, irresistibly readable volume. The richly illustrated pages burst with essential facts from all major fields of knowledge: science, technology, philosophy, art, religion, economics, and more.

Loaded with cross-referencing, fact boxes, and other helpful features, the book is topically organized into five sections: Earth and Space; Mathematics and the Sciences; Politics and Economics; Religion, Philosophy, and Psychology; and The Arts. An introductory spread opens each section, summarizing its biggest ideas and discoveries. Timelines and fact boxes place events in the context of history, while sidebars add interesting details on processes, inventions, and artistic techniques. Famous personalities are introduced in highlighted columns. Finally, each section ends with a notation that lists the major issues to be resolved in our day. This innovative and accessible approach, is supported by color-coded tabs that guide readers through the book.

Two thousand vibrant images captivate readers who enjoy visual learning and function as a colorful catalog of essential knowledge.

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"...in its exuberance, design and coverage, more like a well-designed website than a traditional reference...feels remarkably complete."—Kirkus

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ISBN-13:
9781426201240
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
10/16/2007
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.50(h) x 2.00(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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Knowledge Book: Everything You Need To Get By in the 21st Century 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just got this book yesterday. Love all the interesting facts that are in this. Everything you could ever want to know in one book. Can't wait to read more of it. A must have for every family coffee table.
ShaunHall More than 1 year ago
The Knowledge Book is a must read. Whether your a curious soul looking for that new interesting fact, or like myself a knowledge junky seeking to add to the plethora of knowledge you already possess; this is the book for you. Each section goes into great detail on topics ranging from history and nature all the way to physics and Art,as well as evrything in between. Your level of previous knowledge is not an issue when it comes to The Knowledge Book you are guaranteed to learn and grasp somethin new.
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