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The Book of Comparisons: Sizing up the world around you

The Book of Comparisons: Sizing up the world around you

This exciting picture book for curious kids measures and compares a huge variety of different subjects. Absorbing and entertaining, you'll never look at the world in the same way again.

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ISBN 9781782405580
Barcode 9781782405580
Published 10 August 2018 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Gifford, Clive
Illustrated by Boston, Paul
Availability In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781782405580
ISBN-10 1782405585
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Ivy Kids
Publication Date 10 August 2018
International Publication Date 21 June 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Gifford, Clive
Illustrated by Boston, Paul
Category Reference
Reference Works
Trivia & Curious Facts
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 250mm
Height: 297mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 7-10 years
Reading Age 7-10 years
Library of Congress Curiosities and wonders - Juvenile literature
NBS Text Reference & Home Learning
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 032.02
Catalogue Code 938317

Description of this Book

Did you know that a cheetah and a Porsche can both accelerate from 0 to 70 mph/112 kph in just three seconds? That the moon is only slightly narrower than the width of Australia? That the tallest tree in the world, the giant sequoia, is the same height as a 26-story building? Or that length of a blue whale is the same as 19 humans swimming one behind the other? This exciting picture book for curious kids measures and compares a huge variety of different subjects: the strongest animals, the biggest poopers and eaters, the amount of water in the oceans, the most deadly creatures and disasters, extreme journeys, altitudes and depths, the power of natural forces, dimensions of manmade structures, speeds of the fastest vehicles, and the capabilities of super machines. Absorbing, entertaining, and surprising, you'll never look at the world in the same way again once you've read this book!

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 4* 'now I have read Clive Gifford's absorbing Book of Comparisons, and my brain has become a mine of astonishing facts...lavishly illustrated... the sort of jaw-dropping statistics with which children love to outdo each other' * Daily Telegraph *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of more than 200 books for children and young adults. His titles published by Ivy Kids include The Human Body in 30 Seconds, Brain Twisters, and Eye Benders, winner of the 2014 Royal Society Young People's Book Prize. Paul Boston studied illustration and design at Brighton University, and is inspired by 1950s children's books, antique maps and diagrams, 17th Century engravings, Gothic art and Japanese prints. Paul's charming depictions of people and places have been commissioned for global advertising campaigns, publishing projects and editorial commissions.

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