Every Second: 100 Lightning Strikes, 8,000 Scoops of Ice Cream, 200,000 Text Messages, 1 Million Gallons of Cow Burps … and Other Incredible Things That Happen Each Second Around the World
A second is such a tiny moment in time, as every youngster knows, so what could possibly happen of any importance in that amount of time? Well, if one takes a true world view, it seems that quite a lot can happen in one second. While only one wedding happens every second somewhere in the world, two hundred thousand texts are sent and three million emails are sent. While only one airplane takes off every second, forty-seven thousand gallons of oil are extracted from the earth, but only one-third of an ounce of gold is taken. Kids will be fascinated to discover how much gas cows produce each second (it’s a HUGE number) and how much human poop piles up (also a pretty big number) and much more. This book will really put into perspective just how much impact humans have on the planet and also some of the amazing things nature does. Each page has some fun information overlaying a highly stylized illustration in muted tones, and each fun fact is just the sort of thing that will make youngsters want to know more, sending them off to the library or internet. This will be a great addition to any library.
|Page Count||56 pages|
|Publisher||What on Earth Books|
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