Ask Me Everything

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Penguin, Jul 19, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 304 pages
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What? You have more questions? BRING IT ON! Ask Me EVERYTHING! Really! This book is chock full of lists and quips, stats and quotes, and will keep readers of all ages asking questions for hours. No topic is left unquestioned, no question is left unanswered. This brilliant follow-up to Ask Me Anything will bring joy and edification to the whole family.
 

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Contents

010 Why are there telescopes in space?
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Capturing space
3
014 Which star shines the brightest?
5
016 How does space technology affect me?
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018 How do you get into space?
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020 What is a spacewalk?
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022 How long does it take to get to the Moon?
13
024 Who names the stars and galaxies?
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156 How does your body fight illnesses?
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Gallery of pathogens germs
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162 Why are numbers so useful?
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164 Why do we need units?
110
166 Whats so great about wheels?
110
168 How fast can a car go?
110
170 What is the fastest plane in the world?
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Aircraft takeoff
113

026 Why is Mars red?
17
A guide to Mars
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030 Why does Saturn have rings?
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032 Why do comets have tails?
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034 What is a meteorite?
25
036 Are we alone?
27
040 What is geology?
31
042 Where do metals come from?
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044 Why are there so many volcanic islands?
35
Galápagos Islands
37
048 What created the Himalayas?
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050 How deep is the Grand Canyon?
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052 Whats so strange about the Namib Desert?
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054 How do caves form?
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056 How does water shape Earth?
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058 Why do storms happen?
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Hurricanes
51
062 Whats special about the River Nile?
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064 Why is the Indian Ocean so beautiful?
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068 When did dinosaurs rule Earth?
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Ancient fourlegged creatures
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072 How did dino giants hold up their necks?
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074 Which dinos were super predators?
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076 Why did some dinos have armor?
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078 Which dinosaurs became birds?
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080 Which reptiles ruled the skies?
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082 Which ancient lizard looks like a fish?
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084 Which animals lived in the Ice Age?
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086 Where did the earliest humans come from?
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088 Who brings fossil animals back to life?
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Reading fossils
86
094 What is evolution?
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Nine incredible examples of evolution
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098 Why do flowers look and smell so good?
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100 How can a cactus survive in the desert?
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102 What on Earth are algae?
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104 How big is a swarm?
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106 Why is an octopus so spineless?
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108 Why are sharks so scary?
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110 Where can you find a parasite?
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112 Why are beetles built like tanks?
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Beetle adaptations
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116 How can a frog leap so far?
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118 How fast can a crocodile swim?
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120 How big is a bird of prey?
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122 What goes bump in the night?
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Ten amazing bats
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126 Why are whales so big?
110
128 Can all big cats roar?
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130 How small is a mouse?
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134 How many body cells do you have?
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136 What is your largest body organ?
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138 What is a body system?
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Body systems
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142 What is DNA?
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144 How do you think?
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146 Why do you need to sleep?
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148 Why do some smells trigger memories?
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150 Why brush your teeth?
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152 How do we communicate?
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154 Why are your hands so handy?
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174 How does a submarine dive?
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176 Why are there so many materials?
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178 Why do magnets stick to fridges?
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180 Whats so special about lasers?
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182 How does science catch criminals?
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184 How do microscopes magnify things?
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Under the microscope
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188 Why is uranium dangerous??
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192 Where do most people live in Canada?
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194 Which is the highest capital in the world?
111
196 Does anything grow in the Sahara?
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198 Where can you find ostrich farms?
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200 Where is hot water always on tap?
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202 How many canals does Amsterdam have?
119
204 Which is the largest country in the world?
121
206 What is the smallest country in the world?
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208 Can you really ski in Dubai?
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210 How many people live in India?
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River Ganges
111
214 Where is the rice bowl of Asia?
113
216 How many people live in Tokyo?
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218 What is the outback?
77
220 How many islands are there in the South Pacific?
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Ten South Pacific islands
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224 Does anyone live in the Arctic?
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228 How do people worship?
87
230 What are symbols?
89
232 Why do we have myths?
91
234 What is philosophy?
121
236 Whats news?
44
238 Why is pop music so popular?
46
240 Why do we dance?
48
242 Who decides whats fashion?
50
244 Which country produces the most films?
52
How to make a film
54
248 Why do people love to paint?
56
250 What is architecture?
58
252 What can you play with a ball?
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Spot the ball
62
256 Which sports are hot in winter?
64
258 When does an animal become a pet?
66
260 When was ice cream invented?
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264 Who built Stonehenge?
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266 When did people start to write?
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268 Why would you want to be a mummy?
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270 Who built the first cities?
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Greeks vs Romans
80
274 Why did medieval people build castles?
82
276 What was the Black Death?
84
278 What is gunpowder made of?
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280 How did trade change the world?
88
282 What was the Scientific Revolution?
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Leonardo da Vinci
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286 How did life change in the 1800s?
94
288 What is the American Constitution?
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290 When did two million people leave Ireland?
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292 What was the Cold War?
100
294 What was the March on Washington?
102
296 What is globalization?
104
298 Index
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