I Wish I Knew That: Cool Stuff You Need to Know

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Have you ever been excited to find out you knew something the other kids in your class didn't? Then just think about how you would feel if you knew hundreds of fascinating tidbits-on everything from art, literature, and history to geography, science, and math-from just one quick-and-easy read crammed with fun and cool stuff you shouldn't have to wait to find out about. With I Wish I Knew That you will speed through science, whiz through history, and take a dip into the classic Greek and Roman myths in no time at all. Inside, learn all about...
Classic Reads: A guide to classic children's literature such as Call of The Wild, Anne of Green Gables, The Wind in The Willows, Little Women and Shakespeare. How Land is Shaped and Changed: Erosion, Glaciers, Volcanoes and the world's tallest mountain, largest sea, and longest river. Math Stuff: Jump Into Geometry by learning that the three points of a triangle, whose angles always add up to 180º make measuring more precise. Science at a Glance: The Periodic table which was invented by Dmitri Mendeleyev and beginners' Biology History Stuff: Early explorers, important wars, all the Presidents and British Kings and Queens as well as the names of the countries and their capital cities. Bonus sections include Poet's Corner, Brief History of Music, The World Of Art and Geological Time, In Brief
With I Wish I Knew That you'll boost your general knowledge and jump to the head of the class!
 

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Contents

Hamlet
Romeo and Juliet
Macbeth
Othello
Much Ado about Nothing
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Edward Lear
Africa
Asia
Europe
Oceania
North America
The Journey from 13 to 50
RecordBreaking World
Erosion

Edgar Allan Poe
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Call of the Wild
The Secret Garden
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Anne of Green Gables
The Wind in the Willows
The Jungle Book
Old Yeller
Little Women
Medieval
Baroque
Romantic
Renaissance
Romanticism
Impressionism
Nouns
Adjectives
Pronouns
Conjunctions
Subject
Clauses and Phrases
Allegory
Cliché
Oxymoron
Rhetorical Question
Homonyms
Metaphor and Simile
Alliteration
Hyperbole
Arabic
German
Japanese
Chinese
Ancient Greece
The Roman Empire
The Greek Alphabet
Persephone
Sisyphus
Pandora
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
Franklin D Roosevelt
John F Kennedy
Top Secret
Conquerors and Invaders
A Few Great Explorers
Civil Wars And Revolutions
Some Rather Important Wars
Mountains and Earthquakes
Did You Know?
Droughts
Wind Rain and Wild Weather
Did You Know?
When in Rome
Take 10 Fingers
Did You Know?
The Golden Ratio
Ratios in Circles
Triangular Numbers
Square and Cube Numbers
Taking Measures
Angles
Did You Know?
Pythagorass Theorem
Probability
Pythagoras
Archimedes
Leonardo Fibonacci
Pierre Fermat
Hot on Heat
Galileo and Newton
The Ups and Downs of Waves
Did You Know?
Atoms and Molecules
In a State
Fun Facts
An Elements Properties
Elementary Reactions
Chemicals
Hydrogen And Oxygen
Seven Signs of Life
Body Systems
The Human Skeleton
Did You Know?
The Carbon Cycle
Did You Know?
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Steve Martin attended Birmingham City University, where he earned a degree in English. Since then, he has worked in education, including 15 years' teaching English in prisons. He currently lives in Rutland, a rural area in the English Midlands with his wife and two young sons. I Wish I Knew That is his third children's non-fiction books, the previous two being The Boys' Book 3 and The Boys' Book of Adventure. He is currently working on a series of modern fairy stories for younger children.

Marianne Taylor grew up on the south coast of England, and from an early age developed an interest in science and natural history. She has a BSc in biological psychology from Sheffield University and became a freelance writer and editor in 2007. Since then, she has written several books, mostly on natural history subjects, and lives in Kent, England.

Mike Goldsmith, Ph.D., studied astrophysics at Keele University, where he earned his PhD, and is a freelance research scientist. He has written several books for children and lives in Teddington in England.

Steve Martin attended Birmingham City University, where he earned a degree in English. Since then, he has worked in education, including 15 years' teaching English in prisons. He currently lives in Rutland, a rural area in the English Midlands with his wife and two young sons. I Wish I Knew That is his third children's non-fiction books, the previous two being The Boys' Book 3 and The Boys' Book of Adventure. He is currently working on a series of modern fairy stories for younger children.

Marianne Taylor grew up on the south coast of England, and from an early age developed an interest in science and natural history. She has a BSc in biological psychology from Sheffield University and became a freelance writer and editor in 2007. Since then, she has written several books, mostly on natural history subjects, and lives in Kent, England.

Mike Goldsmith, Ph.D., studied astrophysics at Keele University, where he earned his PhD, and is a freelance research scientist. He has written several books for children and lives in Teddington in England.

Steve Martin attended Birmingham City University, where he earned a degree in English. Since then, he has worked in education, including 15 years' teaching English in prisons. He currently lives in Rutland, a rural area in the English Midlands with his wife and two young sons. I Wish I Knew That is his third children's non-fiction books, the previous two being The Boys' Book 3 and The Boys' Book of Adventure. He is currently working on a series of modern fairy stories for younger children.

Marianne Taylor grew up on the south coast of England, and from an early age developed an interest in science and natural history. She has a BSc in biological psychology from Sheffield University and became a freelance writer and editor in 2007. Since then, she has written several books, mostly on natural history subjects, and lives in Kent, England.

Mike Goldsmith, Ph.D., studied astrophysics at Keele University, where he earned his PhD, and is a freelance research scientist. He has written several books for children and lives in Teddington in England.

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