The World in Numbers

Book - 2013
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Pick at these engrossing facts one at a time, or binge on them by section to get a larger picture of the numbers that make up the world

The world is full of fascinating facts and statistics, but presented without context and in no particular order they can be overwhelming. By interpreting the world around us through numbers, you can break the most amazing and revealing of facts down to their bare bones. For example, did you know that the average eyelash lasts five months? That 400 quarter-pound hamburgers can be made out of one cow? Or that the average human will grow 590 miles of hair in their lifetime? Ordered in easily digestible sections such as "Around the World," "the USA," "Money," "Religion," and "History," navigate an ordered path through a noisy world of information overload.

Publisher: London :, Michael O'Mara Books,, 2013.
ISBN: 9781782430605
Characteristics: 256 pages : illustrations


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Jul 01, 2015

Not a book for tr5ue readin but a large collection of numbers with a short description of their significance. Usally funny and interesting.
They're grouped into general large categories such as the World, the UK, the US, animals history, words and of course numbers.
More for random glancing through, perhaps especially interesting to kids.

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