Britannica All New Children's Encyclopedia

What We Know & What We Don't

Publisher: What On Earth Books

Did you know that bananas are radioactive? In fact, the Banana Equivalent Dose (or BED) is a measurement scientists use to guage low level radioactivity! Or what about the fact that World War II helped inspire the civil rights movement in America? 1.2 million African Americans served in the war in segregated units, and the Tuskegee Airmen flew 1578 missions and earned over 850 medals. After the fight to end racism in Nazi Germany, it seemed all the more important to address the problem at home.

Exploring a wide range of topics with stunning illustration and real life photography, this brilliant encylopedia is divided into eight chapters: Universe, Earth, Matter, Life, Humans, Ancient & Medieval Times, Modern Times, and Today & Tomorrow. Its focus is on taking children through time from the creation of the universe to the developments we might expect in the future and will provide the answers to many a question, from facts about space probes to the coral reef crisis and where on the planet you can find volcanoes. It’s also perfect for kids who don’t love sitting down with a novel, but are curious about the world around them.

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