I Can't Believe it! 2


Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465479686

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 352

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Boggle your mind with the weird and wonderful facts, photos, and illustrations packed into the pages of this awesome almanac. I Can't Believe It! 2 brings together some of the most fascinating information and myth-busting true-or-false questions from four of DK's bestselling titles: It Can't Be True! (astonishing visual comparisons that explain extraordinary facts about the world around us); True or False? (unbelievable but true answers to big questions); Strange but True! (bizarre beasts, incredible places, and peculiar phenomena that are really real); and It Can't Be True! 2 (a compendium of hundreds more visual comparisons). Covering a huge range of subjects from outer space to dinos, head lice to hamburgers, and snowflakes to fearsome flowers, this is truly a book with the "Wow!" factor that tells you things about our crazy universe you will hardly believe. I Can't Believe It! 2 has something to astound everyone, over and over again. Parents will want to steal this book from their kids.

Calendars, symbols and orientations

legacies of astronomy in culture : proceedings of the 9th annual meeting of the European Society for Astronomy in Culture (SEAC), The Old Observatory, Stockholm, 27-30 August 2001


Author: Mary Blomberg,Peter E. Blomberg,Göran Henriksson

Publisher: Ocarina Books

ISBN: 9789150616743

Category: Science

Page: 159

View: 1800

This collection of twenty-four papers examines the numerous ways in which the stars influenced our ancestors' view of the world. The papers are divided into five categories: Archaeoastronomical theory; Calendars in artifacts, folklore, and literature; History and iconography of the constellations; Astronomy in art, mythology, and literature; and Orientations and their interpretations. From Stonehenge and Ramesside star clocks to the use of ropes in astronomy, and even an Orion-based pregnancy calendar, this volume covers a vast array of periods and places. The papers were presented at the ninth annual conference of the Societe Europeenne pour l'Astronomie dans la Culture (SEAC) in Stockholm, 2001

Maritime Casualties, 1963-1996


Author: Norman Hooke

Publisher: N.A


Category: Marine accidents

Page: 741

View: 5131

Maritime history is littered with maritime casualties involving the loss of vessels, cargo, crew and often passengers. Since the first edition was published over 8 years ago, many serious maritime disasters have occurred.

The Orion Zone

Ancient Star Cities of the American Southwest


Author: Gary A. David

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 9781931882651

Category: History

Page: 343

View: 8089

David explores the ground-sky relationship between the pyramids of Egypt and the stars of Orion and ponders its global reach and significance. Packed with diagrams, maps, and astronomical charts, this useful guidebook decodes the ancient mysteries of the Pueblo Indian world.

Encyclopaedia Britannica

A New Survey of Universal Knowledge


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopaedia Britannica

Page: N.A

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