Firefly's World of FactsBook - 2007
From previous editions published in the UK:
"A mine of useful and useless information..."
- The Spectator
"An education in one volume."
- The Sunday Times
Who was the only person ever to win both an Oscar and a Nobel Prize? Who was the only female martyr and saint to sport a beard? Which country hosts the Cockroach Hall of Fame? Whose last words were, "I am still alive!"?
These and thousands of other questions are answered in Firefly's World of Facts.
Abundantly illustrated with color photographs, illustrations, maps and charts, every page is chock full of unexpected and astonishing lists, rankings, facts and juxtapositions.
Firefly's World of Facts covers a rich diversity of topics and is arranged by subject:Natural world and life sciences Science and technology World cultures, countries and beliefs Technological marvels Language, literature and education Art, music and entertainment... and many, many more.
Readers of all ages will be fascinated by the facts revealed in this remarkable reference.