How Much Does the Earth Weigh?

How Much Does the Earth Weigh? : How Much Does the Earth Weigh

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Have you ever wondered...How many sheets of paper can be produced from a single tree? Why do FM radio stations end in an odd number? What causes a sonic boom? Where is the world's fastest computer located? If you've ever scratched your head and thought, why?," you'll love How Much Does the Earth Weigh? With more than 100 of the most popular questions culled from the intriguing "Question of the Day" segment of HowStuffWorks.com, this fun book answers questions you never even thought to ask. Written in Marshall Brain's award-winning style, this book explains in language you can understand the complexities behind some of the world's imponderables. You'll never look at a light socket, gas pump, or Web page the same way again!
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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 128.8 x 211.8 x 19.6mm | 217.73g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764565192
  • 9780764565199
  • 2,359,900

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From the Experts Who Brought You the Book How Stuff Works Come 101 of the Most Intriguing Questions and Their Fascinating Answers! Have you ever wondered... How many sheets of paper can be produced from a single tree? Why FM radio stations all end in an odd number? What causes a sonic boom? Where the world's fastest computer is located? If you've ever scratched your head and thought, "why?," you'll love How Much Does the Earth Weigh? With more than 100 of the most popular questions culled from the intriguing "Question of the Day" segment of HowStuffWorks.com, this fun book answers questions you never even thought to ask. Written in Marshall Brain's award-winning style, this book explains in language you can understand the complexities behind some of the world's imponderables. You'll never look at a light socket, gas pump, or Web page the same way again! Praise for HowStuffWorks.com "A+" --Entertainment Weekly Online 1999 50 Best of the Web --Popular Science Magazine Best of the Web 2000 --Forbes Magazine "A+" --Washington Post Online Pick of the Week --Yahoo! Super Site --TBS Superstation 1999 Reference Site of the Year --LibrarySpot.com For further intriguing content, visit www.HowStuffWorks.com Visit Hungry Minds at www.HungryMinds.com
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Table of contents

Introduction. Chapter 1: Now That's Entertainment! Chapter 2: Special Effects. Chapter 3: Light and Sound. Chapter 4: But I Thought GIF was Peanut Butter. Chapter 5: On the Go. Chapter 6: Power Up! Chapter 7: Stuff Around Your House. Chapter 8: Foodstuffs. Chapter 9: To Your Health. Chapter 10: Who's On First? Chapter 11: Cool Problems/Cool Solutions. Index.
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About Marshall Brain

Marshall Brain resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, and works as the CEO and Chairman of the Board for HowStuffWorks. He has a degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an MS incomputer science from NCSU. His Previous books include The Teenager's Guide to the Real World which was recognized by The New York Public Library as one of the 50 top books for teens in 1999. Brain has also written 10 technology books on computer languages, operating systems, and networking. Marshall was included in Ernstand Young's Top 25 Entrepreneurs in North and South Carolina in 1999.
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