Time for Kids Almanac 2004

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The TIME Almanac for Kids 2004 features authoritative information on a wide range of topics, from Animals to Countries of the World, from Dinosaurs to Harry Potter, from Presidents to Weather.

Ever wonder who invented chewing gum or how hurricanes are named? Where in the world is Machu Picchu? Who's the smartest of the dinosaurs? What are the Seven Wonders of the World? How tall is Yao Ming? Look no further. The 2004 TIME for Kids Almanac ...

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Overview

The TIME Almanac for Kids 2004 features authoritative information on a wide range of topics, from Animals to Countries of the World, from Dinosaurs to Harry Potter, from Presidents to Weather.

Ever wonder who invented chewing gum or how hurricanes are named? Where in the world is Machu Picchu? Who's the smartest of the dinosaurs? What are the Seven Wonders of the World? How tall is Yao Ming? Look no further. The 2004 TIME for Kids Almanac answers all these questions and thousands more.

The 2004 TIME for Kids Almanac also boasts dozens of new features, dazzling photos and fabulous illustrations. It's jam-packed with thousands of fascinating facts, exciting games and puzzles and maps. Check out the Homework Helper to find out the best way to study for a test, do homework, write an essay, biography or a research paper. Cool new features to the 2004 edition include a look back at the Wright brothers' pioneering flight, Lewis & Clark's excellent adventure, the first ascent of Mt. Everest, plus the hottest new inventions and the top books of 2002. An up-to-the-minute, must-have reference for kids and parents alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613689472
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Format: Library Binding

Table of Contents

Who's News 8
World Events 8
Sports 13
Pop Culture 15
Animals 20
Alien Invasion 20
Animal Groups 22
Endangered Animals 24
Classifying Animals 25
Amazing Animal Facts 28
Cloning Animals 30
Fish Facts 31
Art 32
The Color Wheel 32
Types of Painting 34
Art Movements 35
Books 36
Book Awards 36
Top Titles of 2002 37
Types of Literature 38
TFK Puzzles & Games: Harry and Hogwarts 41
Buildings & Landmarks 42
Keeper of the Flame 42
Architects and Their Masterpieces 43
Famous Structures 44
Wonders of the Ancient World 46
Calendars 48
The Seasons 48
Different Calendars 50
The Zodiac 52
The Days of the Week 53
Computers & the Internet 54
Internet Timeline 54
TFK Puzzles & Games: Video-Game Invasion 56
What Kids Do Online 57
Dance & Theater 60
Types of Dance 60
Classic Ballets 62
Favorite Musicals 63
Dinosaurs 64
One Weird Dinosaur! 64
Classification of Dinosaurs 65
Dinosaur Hall of Fame 66
Toothy Theropod 69
Disasters 70
Recent U.S. Disasters 70
Earthquakes and Tidal Waves 74
Volcanoes 75
Droughts, Famines and Epidemics 77
Environment 78
Too Dry! 78
Major Biomes of the World 80
Energy and the Earth 82
Fashion 84
Clothes Encounters 84
Geography 86
A Historic Journey 86
The Seven Continents 88
Families of Countries 89
TFK Puzzles & Games: Explore the Past! 92
The Roof of the World 93
Government 94
The Constitution 94
The Three Branches of Government 96
TFK Puzzles & Games: Famous Female Firsts 99
Checks and Balances 100
How a Bill Becomes a Law 101
How the President Gets Elected 102
Health & Body 106
The New Gym 106
Rethinking the Food Pyramid 109
Your Body 110
Your Body's Systems 112
History 114
Who Killed King Tut? 114
Ancient History Timeline 116
World History Timeline 117
U.S. History Timeline 122
Holidays 126
Federal Holidays 126
Fun Holidays 128
Homework Helper 130
Testing, Testing 130
10 Tips for Taking Tests 132
TFK Puzzles & Games: Rhyme Time 133
How to Write a Narrative Essay 136
Spelling Tips 139
Doing Research on the Internet 146
How to Give an Oral Report 148
Inventions 150
Coolest New Inventions 150
Inventions Timeline 152
The Wright Stuff 154
Language 156
Languages Spoken Around the World 156
TFK Puzzles & Games: Si, You Can Read Spanish 157
American Sign Language 160
Amazing Language Facts 161
Math 162
Numerical Prefixes 162
Integers 163
Even and Odd Numbers 164
Fractions, Decimals & Percents 167
TFK Puzzles & Games: To the Rescue! 169
Metric Weights and Measures 172
Money 174
Money Troubles 174
U.S. Paper Money and Coins 176
New Money 177
TFK Puzzles & Games: Make Your Own Budget 178
It's the Euro! 179
Movies & TV 180
From Page to Film 180
Movie Timeline 182
Television Timeline 183
TFK Puzzles & Games: Laugh Trackers 185
Music 186
American Music Timeline 186
TFK Puzzles & Games: World Music 187
Music Genres 188
Mythology 190
The Olympian Gods and Goddesses 190
TFK Puzzles & Games: Monster Match 191
Gods and Goddesses Around the World 192
Presidents 194
The American Presidents 194
White House Facts 202
Roosevelt's "Teddy" Bear 203
Religion 204
The Five Major Faiths 204
Holy Places 206
Science 208
Bones from the Ice Age 208
Branches of Science 210
The Periodic Table of Elements 213
Build Your Own Volcano 214
Rocks, Minerals and Gems 215
Carnivorous Plants 216
Photosynthesis 217
Space 218
Beyond Pluto 218
Our Solar System 219
Our Base in Space 223
Space Exploration Timeline 226
Sports 228
The Other Olympics 228
Baseball 229
TFK Puzzles & Games: Bizarre Basketball 230
Football 231
Hockey 234
Gymnastics 337
United States 244
Meet Me at the Fair 244
State Regions 246
U.S. Cities 247
D.C. Memorials 248
U.S. Population 250
U.S. Map 252
The States 254
Weather 282
Isidore Blows Ashore 282
Hurricanes 283
Tornadoes 286
Blizzards 288
TFK Puzzles & Games: Weather or Not 289
World 290
Nelson Mandela 290
Nations of the World 291
World Maps 324
TFK Puzzles & Games: Wear Are You? 339
Answer Key 340
Index 342
Illustration and Photo Credits 358
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