Facts at Your Fingertips

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Readers Digest, 2003 - Reference - 512 pages
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Put a world of amazing information at your fingertips with this 512-page handy reference guide. Great for schoolwork, speeches, crosswords, and more, this fact-packed book gives you vital information in nine intriguing chapters, including "The Universe and Our Planet, Life on Earth, The Human Body, The History of Mankind, Peoples and Nations, Culture and Entertainment, The Global Economy, Science and Invention, Life on Earth, and Ready Reference. Along with the most useful facts about our world, this guide also includes over 800 full-color photographs and illustrations, maps, charts, cause and effect diagrams, easy to follow timelines, color-coded chapters, and complete cross-referencing. The book also features lists--of American presidents with their dates of office, Nobel Prize laureates, and so on--because sometimes straight statistics are really what you want to know. Whether you're looking for the winner of the 1973 World Series to settle a bet, for the capital of Qatar to finish a crossword puzzle, or for the world's largest painting simply to satisfy your curiosity, FACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS makes fact-finding fun for the whole family.
 

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Contents

The Universe
so Life on Earth
The plant kingdom
The age of the fishes
The move to land
The rise of the mammals
The human body
Circulation and breathing
Psychology
Western art 15001700
Architecture
Western literature
The global
Fruits of the earth
Science
Energy

Pregnancy and birth
The history
Peoples
nations
The United States
The United States Mexico
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Greek
Radioactivity
The structure
Archaeology
Signs and wonders
Scales and measurements
Acknowledgments
Copyright

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