Picturepedia: An Encyclopedia on Every Page | DK Series
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Science and technology, nature, geography, culture, sports and hobbies, and history all combine in this mind-blowing visual encyclopedia.
From incredible insects and musical instruments to spacecraft and prehistoric life, and from art and earthquakes to American football and dogs, Picturepedia gives you a world of information on every page.
Did you know that more than half of the human body's weight is water and that a koi carp can live for more than 200 years? Or how about there being more than 20,000 islands in the Pacific Ocean, or that Turkey eats the most bread, with each person getting through 104.6 kg (230.5 lb) of it per year?
First published in 2015, Picturepedia has been revamped into a more thrilling edition that will take you on a visual odyssey. This brilliant book is crammed with stunning photographs, gripping information, and explanatory diagrams that allow for fascinating discoveries.
New and updated and jam-packed with thousands of pictures and fascinating facts about science, nature, culture, sports, and history, Picturepedia is the ultimate visual encyclopedia.
From School Library Journal
Gr 4–7—This volume is a playful compendium of facts, trivia, and history, just perfect for browsing. It covers everything from national flags and animal skeletons to gourmet cheese, from the Renaissance to fashion through the decades to just about everything else in between. There's no in-depth discussion in this book, which is touted as "an encyclopedia on every page," but it is copiously and colorfully illustrated, making it an attractive selection for fans of the DK single topic books. The 360 pages make for one heavy book—and its size may deter some younger readers and browsers. Like other DK offerings, it's thoughtfully laid out, with clean page layouts and excellent photos and indexing. But those looking for more information on individual topics won't find it here; rather, it's an ideal book for those looking to kill time in study hall or find a fresh topic for a term paper. VERDICT A fun read that aligns with Common Core, this title is a suitable purchase for larger collections and browsing tables.—Sharon Verbeten, Brown County Library, Green Bay, WI
"Pore through over 10,000 pictures in this slick, one-stop volume on science, technology, nature, geography, culture, sports, hobbies and history." — San Francisco Chronicle
"With 10,000 photographs and much more, Picturepedia beautifully illustrates subjects as diverse as the Earth's structure, feudal Japan and soccer." — Shelf Awareness
"[V]isually dazzling." — Idaho Statesman
"DK's Picturepedia gets it right with smart, colorful images." — New Haven Register
"Fun facts, trivia and eye candy on every single page." — Winkbooks
"A playful compendium of facts, trivia, and history, just perfect for browsing." — School Library Journal
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