National Geographic Answer Book: Fast Facts About Our World

National Geographic Answer Book: Fast Facts About Our World

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Overview

A multifaceted reference book for the 21st century, the Answer Book will fascinate with up-to-date, authoritative, and endlessly interesting information about the world today. From earth sciences to astronomy, from climate and habitats to human arts and cultures, from ancient history to cutting-edge technology, and including brief descriptions, flags, and statistics of all the countries of the world, it delivers exactly the kind of quick-dip information that modern readers crave. Maps, charts, diagrams, graphs, photographs, illustrations—some 600 pictures in all—combine with hundreds of fast facts and short pieces on the people, places, wildlife, weather, history, and current events that matter in our world today. National Geographic Answer Book is a vital reference for school, a handy resource at the office, and a fabulous pick-up-and browse companion at home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426203459
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 09/21/2010
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 786,448
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Kathryn Thornton, who wrote the foreword to this book, was a NASA astronaut from 1985 to 1996, flying four space missions including the first Hubble Space Telescope service mission and logging 21 extravehicular hours and 975 total hours in space. She is now a professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia.

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jazzy1 More than 1 year ago
Would love to have this on my nook color!!!!