Smart-Opedia: The Amazing Book About Everything

 
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Smart-Opedia: The Amazing Book About Everything
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September 28, 2007
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1897349092
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Smart-opedia: The Amazing Book About Everything is designed to make learning an absorbing adventure that's a treat for even the most reluctant learner. Expertly organized so readers can find what they want when they want it, the book's four main sections (The World Around Us, Life, History, and Genius) are separated into nine detailed chapters (Astronomy, Planet Earth, Plants, Animals, The Human Body, History, The Arts, Science and Technology, and Today’s World) that cover more than 85 entertaining and thought-provoking subjects. Each thematic section contains colorful spreads with dramatic illustrations, photographs, and maps, and the book is packed with special features, such as “Food for Thought,” presenting myths, legends, famous quotes, and historical perspectives. There are also mini-bios that shed light on luminaries from da Vinci to Disney, career descriptions that introduce readers to diverse occupations they may not have heard about, and much more. This fun book entertains youngsters with answers to questions they might not even have known they had, and helps them decipher the world around them, stay abreast of current events, and form opinions on important issues. Meticulously researched, it is also an excellent reference text for homework assignments and school projects.

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This book explores more than 85 different topics that include facts on history, art, science and technology, the human body, animals, and today's world--to name just a few. Each page is illustrated with bright pictures and photos, and the information is set forth in fun-to-read formats, with lots of sidebars and snippets.

SMART-OPEDIA is hard to put down. In one fell swoop, you can learn about super-slow animals (snails), amazing jumping animals (the African lynx), and the swiftest runners (ostriches?! and cheetahs). You can also learn about animal "courtship", all about malaria, what life was like in the Middle Ages or . . .well, you get the idea.

Highly recommended, not only for the fascinating reading/learning factor, but as a true goldmine of conversation starters.
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