From Morse code to the bones in the human body, this visually stunning collection of facts and figures puts a world of information at your fingertips.
How much do clouds weigh? Who invented the pencil? How many ways can you tie a knot? Discover the answers to these and many other questions in this elegant and absorbing miscellany of general knowledge. From music notation to Roman numerals and from the skeleton to the solar system, essential facts are brought to life by stylish infographics and fascinating commentary. Perfect for all ages, this book is sure to amuse and intrigue even the most curious minds.
About the Author
Richard Platt is the author of Pirate Diary, which won the Kate Greenaway Medal, as well as Egyptian Diary, Castle Diary, and Roman Diary. He has written more than sixty nonfiction books for children. He lives in Kent, England.
James Brown is an illustrator and printmaker who worked in textiles for ten years before turning his talents to illustrating for children. He lives in London.
Alluring monochromatic screen prints and miscellany make up this oversize compendium of general knowledge...readers will undoubtedly glean knowledge from its giant pages and, perhaps, be inspired to seek out more information on one of the many wonders presented here. —Booklist Online