1002 Fascinating Facts & Figures

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Random House Value Publishing, Aug 5, 1986 - Reference - 320 pages
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A reference guide with facts, statistics, dimensions, comparisons, and figures about the earth, the human body, science and space

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Contents

Introduction 64 Introduction
8
Earth profile 66 Kinds of living things
10
Oceans 68 Numbers of living things
12
Continents 70 Events in evolution
14
Islands 72 Extinction
74
Mountains 2 76 Size
76
Volcanoes 78 Size
78
Earthquakes 80 Limbs
80
Light
196
Sound
198
Radioactivity
200
Radioactivity
202
204
204
Water
206
208
208
Coal
210

Rivers 82 Eyes
82
Waterfalls 84 Ears and voices
84
Lakes and seas 86 Body temperatures 32 Deserts 88 Food and feeding
88
Temperature 1 90 Offspring
90
Temperature 2 92 Offspring
92
Rain and snow 94 Offspring
96
Wind 98 Life spans
98
Climate 1 100 Speeds
100
Climate 2 102 Migration and dispersal
102
Section 3
106
Development of a baby
108
Growth
110
Growth
112
Growth
114
Body sizes
116
Body parts
118
Skeleton
120
Skeleton
122
Teeth
124
Muscles
126
Skin
128
Hair
130
Nervous system
132
Brain
134
Eyes
136
Ears
138
Digestive system
140
Respiratory system
144
Circulatory system
146
Circulatory system
148
Glands
150
Urinary system
152
Reproductive system
154
Reproductive system
156
Size of organs
158
Size of bones
160
Section 4
162
Atoms and upwards
164
Splitting the atom
166
Elements
168
Elements
170
Solids liquids gases
172
Crystals
174
Volume mass density weight
176
Pushing and pulling
178
Pressure
180
Energy
182
Energy
184
Energy
186
Heat
188
Cold
190
Electromagnetic waves
192
Light
194
Polymers
212
Metals and nonmetals
214
Carbon
216
Section 5
218
Names for numbers
220
Names for numbers
222
Powers indices roots
224
Prime and composite numbers
226
Number shapes
228
Number shapes
230
Number bases
232
Other peoples numbers
236
Tables
238
Circles
240
Angles
242
Plane figures
244
Plane figures
246
Solid figures
248
Solid figures
250
Perimeters areas volumes
252
Topology
254
Section 6
256
Earth in the solar system
258
Earth in the solar system
260
speed time
262
size
264
mass temperature gravity
266
satellites
268
special features
270
summary
272
Earth and the Moon
274
Earth and the Moon
276
Minor planets
278
Comets and meteoroids
280
Profile of the Sun
282
Profile of the Sun
284
Stars
286
Stars
288
Stars
290
Constellations
292
Celestial poles
294
Galaxies
296
Galaxies
298
Pulsars black holes quasars
300
The universe
302
Unmanned space flight
304
Unmanned space flight
306
Manned space flight
308
Manned space flight
310
Index
312
National areas 1 104 Life levels 50 National areas
315
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