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Strange But True!: Our Weird, Wild, Wonderful World (DK 1,000 Amazing Facts)

Strange But True!: Our Weird, Wild, Wonderful World (DK 1,000 Amazing Facts)

DK
Current price: $19.99
Publication Date: September 8th, 2015
Publisher:
DK Children
ISBN:
9781465439116
Pages:
192

Description

The bizarre beasts, incredible places, and peculiar phenomenons featured in this mind-blowing compendium are not just really weird - they're really real!

With more than 125,000 copies sold worldwide, this wacky encyclopedia explores our world’s most exciting oddities. Did you know there's a plant that eats mice? Or that you can dip your toe in a rainbow-colored river? From fiery tornadoes flying across the sky to huge sinkholes eating up the earth, each example is illustrated with jaw-dropping images and handy fast facts that provide the explanations behind the stories.

Whether it's geography, people, places, animals, plants, or weather, Strange But True! is the ideal book for curious young minds who are fascinated by our weird and wonderful world.

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. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 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 unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.

Praise for Strange But True!: Our Weird, Wild, Wonderful World (DK 1,000 Amazing Facts)

"This wide-ranging compilation offers intriguing glimpses of some of the more jaw-dropping sights Earth has to offer." — Publishers Weekly

"Vivid photographs steal the show and fast facts will pique student interest in the world's marvels." — School Library Journal