Facts and Records: Amazing Achievements

Facts and Records: Amazing Achievements

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This information-packed book provides many facts about human achievements, from the development of the alphabet to the latest space probes. It celebrates how we have shaped our world and highlights key discoveries and great human feats in three different levels: detailed, explanatory introductions and main text; interactive question and answer areas; and fact panels.;The colourful, easy-to-use structure helps the reader find their way quickly to the relevant section. Carefully organized into six chapters, each spread focuses in detail on a different topic, from communication and crucial inventions to engineering, sporting legends and great pioneers. Each section contains all the "need-to-know" facts, up-to-date statistics and frequently asked questions.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 215 x 275mm | 325g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour illustrations and photographs, glossary, index
  • 0753408368
  • 9780753408360

Table of contents

1 HALF TITLE 2-3 COPYRIGHT AND TITLE 4-5 CONTENTS PAGE SECTION 1 CIVILIZATION AND SOCIETY 6-7 COMMUNICATION 8-9 FOOD AND SHELTER 10-11 COMMERCE 12-13 LAWS AND JUSTICE 14-15 LEADERS 16-17 HEROES AND HEROINES SECTION 2 CULTURE 18-19 LITERATURE 20-21 PERFORMING ARTS 22-23 THE VISUAL ARTS 24-25 FILM 26-27 MUSIC 28-29 PHILOSOPHY, IDEAS AND RELIGIONS SECTION 3 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 30-31 VITAL DISCOVERIES 32-33 CRUCIAL INVENTIONS 34-35 GREAT INVENTORS 36-37 MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS SECTION 4 ENGINEERING 38-39 ROAD AND RAIL 40-41 SEA AND AIR 42-43 BUILDINGS AND MONUMENTS 44-45 MIGHTY STRUCTURES SECTION 5 SPORTS 46-47 SPORTING FIRSTS 48-49 ON THE TEAM 50-51 SPORTING LEGENDS SECTION 6 EXPLORATION AND ENDURANCE 52-53 EARLY PIONEERS 54-55 GREAT ADVENTURERS 56-57 INTO SPACE 58-59 BEYOND THE LIMITS (FEATS OF ENDURANCE) 60-61 GLOSSARY 62-63 INDEX 64 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSshow more