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Everything You Know About Planet Earth is Wrong
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Matt Brown
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Everything You Know About Planet Earth is Wrong

Matt Brown



The Earth: natural history general


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A fascinating and humorous read that debunks the surprising myths about the world we always believed.

The latest addition to the popular Everything You Know series, this book will blow apart your beliefs in the world's physical and social landscape, leaving you staggered by astounding facts about geography, nature, cities and the people who inhabit them. Indulge your curiosity and you'll find a plethora of myths, legends and misquotes that have shaped the way you view the world today. Convinced the world is round? Think again! It's actually flatter at the poles. Have the Sahara down as the world's biggest desert? It's actually Antarctica. Learn how the Mayans got it wrong when they predicted the world would end in 2012 and how a heatwave in 2003 led to a worldwide shortage of wine.

Brimming with facts about the world, how it works and the way we live in it, this illuminating book will guide you through the minefield of misinformation to answer questions such as whether overpopulation could be solved by colonising space (only if we were prepared to bankrupt our planet in the process!), what is the shortest geographical name in the world (the answer is 'A', a district in Sweden and Norway meaning 'river'), and why you shouldn't measure earthquakes on the Richter scale. Discovering untruths about people and places, geography and the environment, Everything You Know About The World Is Wrong provides a hugely entertaining insight into the world we live in.

By:   Matt Brown
Imprint:   Batsford
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 192mm,  Width: 136mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   439g
ISBN:   9781849944540
ISBN 10:   1849944547
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  Children/juvenile ,  ELT Advanced ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Matt Brown has worked as a scientific editor, writer and event host, working for Reed Elsevier and Nature Publishing Group. He served as the Royal Institution's quizmaster for three years, and has also put on science quizzes for the Royal Society, Manchester Science Museum and the Hunterian Museum. As well as making contributions to several popular science books, Matt has also written extensively about London. His previous solo books include the myth-busting Everything You Know ... Is Wrong series about London, Science, Space, the Human Body and Art, also published by Batsford. He remains Editor-at-Large of

'An Entertaining title and a good gift for adult or teenager alike.' * Popular Science Blog * 'This truly has cross-generational appeal and thus comes high on our recommendation list. You might want to check out the rest of the series too.' * How It Works *

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