Explore the wide world of fascinating facts with this fully illustrated title. Did you know that around 550 people have been to space, but only around 20 people have been to the bottom of the ocean? Or that the deepest hole ever dug by people is deeper than the deepest part of the ocean, but still only 530th of the distance to the centre of the Earth? Or that Mawsynram, a town in India, receives over 11 metres of rain a year, while there are parts of the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica that haven’t seen any rain in over 2 million years? This book is packed with amazing facts and incredible contrasts, brought to life by stunning illustrations and imaginative infographics. It’s going to be an exciting journey for young geographers!Â
About Lonely Planet Kids:Â Lonely Planet Kids – an imprint of the world’s leading travel authority Lonely Planet – published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travellers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!