100 Most Awesome Things on the Planet

100 Most Awesome Things on the Planet

Book - 2011
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Get ready to be amazed by the most awesome things on Earth!

The 100 Most Awesome Things on the Planet highlights the world's most incredible places, buildings, objects, and events, including both natural and man-made wonders. You'll find mind-boggling mountains, giant waterfalls, extreme weather, and amazing undersea adventures, as well as the world's tallest towers, biggest bridges, most amazing machines, and most mysterious ancient monuments. Each entry has an "Awesomeness Rating," and the book is full of quirky sidebars and full-color photos throughout.

Publisher: New York : Scholastic, c2011.
ISBN: 9780545268486
0545268486
Branch Call Number: J 031.02 Cla
Characteristics: 112 pages : color illustrations

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Jul 19, 2013

This is an excellent informative book for children (and adults). My 11 year old grandson read it over and over. It teaches in a simple and interesting format.

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Jul 08, 2013

100 Most Awesome Things on the Planet will take readers on an exhilarating journey from the largest, the tallest, the highest and the heaviest to the tiniest, lowest, oldest, scariest and even the creepiest places and things on earth. Using colourful photos and text, Anna Claybourne explores the world’s tallest buildings and trees, the deepest mines, the biggest earthquakes, waves and animals, the fastest trains, the tiniest machines, the most terrifying storms and volcanoes, and the “coolest” creatures. Mount Everest is known to be the highest place on the planet, but where is the lowest? (It’s the Mariana Trench, located on the floor of the Pacific Ocean near Japan. Few people have visited it – you’d need to travel there in a special deep-sea submarine. Awesome!) Where is the driest place on earth? The Atacama Desert in Chile is so dry that experts believe it may have never rained here at all – not once. (Don’t go there to get a drink of water!) What is the world’s biggest animal? No creature surpasses the blue whale, which can weigh 200 tons and grow to the length of four classrooms placed in a row. Its heart is the size of a small car. Again, awesome! The creepiest place on our planet may well be the catacombs of Palermo, Italy, where thousands of “mummies”, with much of their skin, flesh and hair still intact, seem to glare down at visitors. Yuck! Each entry covers a topic that is suitable and interesting to children, and each is given an “awesome” rating. Both avid and reluctant readers will be intrigued by this book and other children’s titles by Anna Claybourne (eg. 100 Most Dangerous Things on the Planet and 100 Most Disgusting Things on the Planet).

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SPL_Childrens Jul 05, 2012

100 Most Awesome Things on the Planet will take readers on an exhilarating journey from the largest, the tallest, the highest and the heaviest to the tiniest, lowest, oldest, scariest and even the creepiest places and things on earth. Using colourful photos and text, Anna Claybourne explores the world’s tallest buildings and trees, the deepest mines, the biggest earthquakes, waves and animals, the fastest trains, the tiniest machines, the most terrifying storms and volcanoes, and the “coolest” creatures.

Mount Everest is known to be the highest place on the planet, but where is the lowest? (It’s the Mariana Trench, located on the floor of the Pacific Ocean near Japan. Few people have visited it – you’d need to travel there in a special deep-sea submarine. Awesome!)

Where is the driest place on earth? The Atacama Desert in Chile is so dry that experts believe it may have never rained here at all – not once. (Don’t go there to get a drink of water!)

What is the world’s biggest animal? No creature surpasses the blue whale, which can weigh 200 tons and grow to the length of four classrooms placed in a row. Its heart is the size of a small car. Again, awesome!

The creepiest place on our planet may well be the catacombs of Palermo, Italy, where thousands of “mummies”, with much of their skin, flesh and hair still intact, seem to glare down at visitors. Yuck!

Each entry covers a topic that is suitable and interesting to children, and each is given an “awesome” rating.

Both avid and reluctant readers will be intrigued by this book and other children’s titles by Anna Claybourne (eg. 100 Most Dangerous Things on the Planet and 100 Most Disgusting Things on the Planet).

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