The Ultimate Book of Knowledge
Oxford University Press
(Oxford University Press, Nov. 1, 2008)
From the human body to the solar system, and from the American Revolution to the continent of Africa, The Ultimate Book of Knowledge offers young readers a dazzling source of information on virtually any topic they can dream of.Packed with full-color illustrations and photographs on every page, this stimulating book is divided into sections on the human body, plants and animals, the Earth, planets and stars, science and technology, the arts, our society, history, and countries. Young people will learn the parts of a flower and how muscles move bones, the name of the fastest fish and the age of the oldest crocodiles, the windiest place on Earth and the very first passengers in a hot-air balloon (a sheep, a duck, and a cockerel). There is something here for almost any interest. The book sheds light on dinosaurs and spiders, computers and the internet, films and cartoons, the ancient Egyptians, knights and castles, China and the United States. Each topic includes attractive illustrations with captions and easy-to-understand, age-specific text. There are intriguing "Did You Know" sections that contain fascinating, little-known observations, "Fast Facts" sections that contain things like the tallest dinosaur or the longest tunnel or the deepest lake, and "Key Dates" boxes that show the development over time of topics like World Religions or Egyptian Civilization. The book also includes a large number of full-color maps and an index that helps kids find information on their favorite topics.Fun to flip through, easy to read, and quite informative, The Ultimate Book of Knowledge is a perfect starting place for any child eager to learn about the world around them.