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.
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"True to its title, this oversize volume briefly covers everything from knot types, atomic structure, and music notation to rivers, Roman numerals, and standardized paper sizing. Text is offered on the verso, with an image on the facing page. Screen-printed illustrations rely on single colors and greatly enhance the superb material. Unfortunately, the work lacks an index and is haphazardly organized. Information on the human skeleton, for instance, is nowhere near sections on organs. VERDICT An attractive, browsable collection of interesting facts. Of limited use as ready reference or for school reports, but a fine gift book, suitable for display on coffee tables and in waiting rooms.—Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI