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Nature's World Records
By John R. Quinn and John R. Quinn (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher McGraw-Hill
Publication date December 1, 1997
Pages 212
Binding Paperback
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780070526587
ISBN-10 0070526583
Dimensions 0.75 by 7.50 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $12.95
Other format details juvenile
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Summaries and Reviews
Briefly introduces some superlatives in nature such as the largest living thing, the smallest flowering plant, and the fastest flying bird description: Product Description: Did you know that. . .the blue whale, the biggest land or sea animal that has ever lived, is bigger than the largest dinosaur that ever was, and can equal more than 200 cows or 1,500 people in weight? the highest sand dune, in Algeria, measured 1,410 feet high? a red kangaroo can jump 42 feet? the oldest goldfish on record lived 41 years? the heaviest hailstone, found in Kansas in 1971, weighed 1.67 pounds? From the African elephant (biggest ears) to the Alonella (smallest crustacean)-from the highest wave (112 feet) to the deepest part of the ocean (Marianas Trench, 34,808 feet), Nature's World Records provides hundreds of up-to-date facts and figures, trivia questions, and striking illustrations comparing the record-holders with familiar objects and animals. Kids and grownups will be thrilled, amazed, and sometimes surprised by this fabulous collection of nature's recordholders for the biggest, fastest, longest, oldest, most poisonous, rearest living things and natural formations.

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from McGraw-Hill (December 1, 1997)
9780070526587 | details & prices | 212 pages | 7.50 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 1.00 lbs | List price $12.95
About: Briefly introduces some superlatives in nature such as the largest living thing, the smallest flowering plant, and the fastest flying bird
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from Walker & Co (November 1, 1977)
9780802762900 | details & prices | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | List price $9.85
About: Black-and-white line drawings and descriptions answer children's questions about the largest, smallest, fastest, and slowest living things in the world and about other curiosities of nature

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