Atlas of Firsts

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Kingfisher, Jul 21, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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More than a geography lesson, this atlas is a catalog of a thousand years of human achievements, both large and small. Who won the first air-guitar championships? Where was the first skyscraper? What is Sweden's main claim to fame? Country by country, city by city, the world's most fascinating firsts are plotted across the globe, with more than 600 detailed picture icons in the areas of exploration, sports, culture, science, and technology. Feature spreads look at firsts down in the oceans and up in space. This atlas is a treasure trove of information that the whole family will enjoy.

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User Review  - vpfluke - LibraryThing

This was a fun book to peruse. It is composed of maps of various parts of the world with a number of illustrations whowing a curious factoid about a country or some community. These are frequently ... Read full review

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Clive Gifford is the award-winning author of hundreds of articles and more than 100 books.

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