Weird and wonderful facts about our extraordinary world–like all the wind patterns on the planet or each country’s national dish or the most bizarre rock formations on each continent–are shown visually on world maps, making them easier to understand and amazing to behold.
Geography, history, STEM concepts, sociology, reading, technology, and more come together in this exciting and educational atlas that presents the world’s weirdest facts visually on maps. See hidden underground waterways and ancient patterns carved in desert sand. Learn how 29,000 rubber duckies helped scientists trace ocean currents after a shipwreck. See where lightning strikes the most on Earth, and where it never strikes at all. See maps from previous centuries to understand how people perceive the planet thousands of years ago. Planet Earth will never seem the same again.
About DK Publishing: DK Publishing is a division of Penguin Group books that is known as being a New York Times bestselling publisher and distinctive books including ebooks and apps. DK stands for Dorling Kindersley after Christopher Dorling and Peter Kindersley who had a book packing company in London in 1974 and started to publish in 1982. Check out their children’s catalog here.
About the Author: DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world’s leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children in more than 87 countries and 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK’s aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivaled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect.
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