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Nov 24 2015

The epic book of epicness by Adam Frost

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Bloomsbury, 2015. ISBN 9781408862346
(Age: 8+) Highly recommended. Subjects: General Knowledge. Adam Frost's The Epic Book Of Epicness is filled to capacity with an incredible array of quirky scientific facts. Did you know that fish can climb trees, there's a frog with claws and a flying snake? Each turn of the page introduces a new topic, with diagrams, graphs, speech bubbles, comparative measurements and a multitude of colours.
If all the dead people on earth returned as zombies, there would be 101 billion in the world! Pet noises are different in France, Germany, Greece and Spain - woof, ouah ouah, wau wau or bau bau are all the sounds of a dog barking. An elephant's trunk is handy for fighting, swimming underwater, drinking, talking and comforting. Of course, there are the shocking facts as well, constipation, food fights, insect-eating plants - there's something for everyone to enjoy.
There are exotic places to visit - the Blood Falls in Antarctica where the water is stained by the element iron, the deepest cave shaft in Mexico - the Cave of Swallows and the wettest place in the world in Hawaii.
Frightening, funny and bizarre facts, this general knowledge book has something for well, nearly everyone. The Epic Book Of Epicness is just right to dip into again and again.
Rhyllis Bignell

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