Pioneers Who Broke New BoundariesBook - 2001
It's a weird world out there... dazzle your friends with wacky facts and more from this mega new series. Did you know... Astronaut John Young disliked NASA's flight food so much, he smuggled a corned beef sandwich into space. Climber Edward Whymper pelted his rivals with rocks when he topped the Matterhorn first. Mouse Stew -- complete with feet -- was French adventurer Rene Caillie's dinner in Tieme. A full-color, fun, and informative series, Secret Worlds offers a chance to get your teeth deep into a wide range of fascinating subjects from nature, history, and science. Every title has: Easy-to-read narrative text written by a specialist who combines expert knowledge with an entertaining and fresh style. Superb color photography that entices the reader into the subject world with close-up views and dramatic shots. Weird World feature boxes that reveal a wealth of wacky facts. Tried-and-tested websites to check out the latest info. A mega reference section with even more facts and figures for the enthusiast. Suitable for children aged ten and up -- as well as every other family member who is curious about the subject.
Publisher: New York : DK, 2001.
Edition: First American edition
Branch Call Number: j 910.92 PLATT R
Characteristics: 96 pages : illustrations (some color), col. maps ; 20 cm.