1000 Things You Should Know About

This series provides a rich resource of information with maximum impact. 1000 facts are covered by 100 topics, each with 10 key points that provide a simple but memorable handle on the subject.

Hardcover

ISBN 978-1-4222-1348-3
$139.65
7 volumes
, 2003
9 3/16 x 12 inches
Ancient History
by John Farndon

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-59084-461-8 $19.95 (USD) Add To Cart
HUNGRY FOR FACTS? Then this is the perfect database. If you like your information served up in bite-size pieces, you will feast on 1000 Things You Should Know. There are 100 illustrated topic panels on ancient history and each panel contains 10 key facts. Facts like these: The Emperor Trajan went to a gladiator contest that lasted 117 days and involved 10,000 gladiators. Catching a bull by the horns and leaping over it (bull leaping) was an important Minoan religious rite. Legend has it that Cleopatra had herself delivered to Caesar in a carpet. Whatever the truth, he fell in love with her. Now immerse yourself in the other 997 facts in 1000 Things You Should Know About Ancient History.

Birds
by Jinny Johnson

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-59084-462-5 $19.95 (USD) Add To Cart
HUNGRY FOR FACTS? Then this is the perfect database. If you like your information served up in bite-size pieces, you will feast on 1000 Things You Should Know. There are 100 illustrated topic panels on birds and each panel contains 10 key facts. Facts like these: Crows are thought to be among the most intelligent of all birds and studies on ravens have shown that they are able to count up to five or six. The bald eagle makes the biggest nest of any bird-big enough for several people to hide in. Once a young swift has left its nest, it may not come to land again until it is two years old.Now discover the other 997 facts in 1000 Things You Should Know About Birds.

Buildings & Transportation
by John Farndon

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-59084-463-2 $19.95 (USD) Add To Cart
HUNGRY FOR FACTS? Then this is the perfect database. If you like your information served up in bite-size pieces, you will feast on 1000 Things You Should Know. There are 100 illustrated topic panels on buildings and transportation and each panel contains 10 key facts. Facts like these: The Maclaren F1 can accelerate from 0-99 mph (0-160km/h) in less time than it takes to read this sentence. The word "palace" comes from Palatine Hill in Rome, where Roman emperors had their palaces.Now discover the other 998 facts in 1000 Things You Should Know About Buildings and Transportation.

Mammals
by Duncan Brewer

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-59084-467-0 $19.95 (USD) Add To Cart
HUNGRY FOR FACTS? Then this is the perfect database. If you like your information served up in bite-size pieces, you will feast on 1000 Things You Should Know. There are 100 illustrated topic panels on mammals and each panel contains 10 key facts. Facts like these: The giraffe's black tongue is almost half a yard long and is used to grip vegetation and pull it into its mouth. The sloth has the largest number of neck vertebrae of any mammal, enabling it to look forward while upside down. Sunbathing hippos exude a pink fluid that acts like a moisturizer and is sometimes mistaken for blood. Now discover the other 997 facts in 1000 Things You Should Know About Mammals.

Modern History
by John Farndon

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-59084-468-7 $19.95 (USD) Add To Cart
HUNGRY FOR FACTS? Then this is the perfect database. If you like your information served up in bite-size pieces, you will feast on 1000 Things You Should Know. There are 100 illustrated topic panels on modern history and each panel contains 10 key facts. Facts like these: When gold was discovered in Australia in 1851, fortune seekers helped to triple the country's population in just nine years. In 1837, 18-year-old Victoria became queen of Great Britain, and reigned for 63 years; the longest reign in British history. In the 1980s the Japanese government was rocked by corruption scandals. The economy suffered too as exports fell. Now immerse yourself in the other 997 facts in 100 Things You Should Know About Modern History.

Plants
by John Farndon

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-59084-470-0 $19.95 (USD) Add To Cart
HUNGRY FOR FACTS? Then this is the perfect database. If you like your information served up in bite-size pieces, you will feast on 1000 Things You Should Know. There are 100 illustrated topic panels on plants and each panel contains 10 key facts. Facts like these: Every year the world uses 106 billion cu ft (3 billion cu m) of wood; a pile as big as a football stadium and as high as Mount Everest. Legend says Ethiopian goatherds discovered coffee when they saw their goats staying awake all night after eating the berries of the coffee plant. The juice of a pitcher plant will dissolve a chunk of steak to nothing in a few days.Now discover the other 997 facts in 1000 Things You Should Know About Plants.

Wild Animals
by John Farndon

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-59084-473-1 $19.95 (USD) Add To Cart
HUNGRY FOR FACTS? Then this is the perfect database. If you like your information served up in bite-size pieces, you will feast on 1000 Things You Should Know. There are 100 illustrated topic panels on wild animals and each panel contains 10 key facts. Facts like these: The tiger cowrie shellfish has a nasty way of repelling enemies. It shoots out a jet of sulphuric acid into the eyes of its attacker. The biggest single meal known to be eaten by a snake was an entire 2.11lb (60kg) impala. Prairie dogs are so sociable they live in underground "towns" in groups of thousands, and "kiss" when they meet.Now discover the other 997 facts in 1000 Things You Should Know About Wild Animals.




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