Know It All
Did you know that the Washington Monument was originally to be an equestrian statue? (See page 217.) Did you know that Passover is celebrated to remember the Jews escaping Egypt with Moses? (See page 187.) Do you know when the Milky Way Galaxy and the Andromeda Galaxy should collide? (See page 17.) Did you remember that the first shots of the American Civil War were fired on April 12, 1861? (See page 139.) Did you know that Earth's food chain relies on the Sun for every step? (See page 80.)
Know It All: The Little Book of Essential Knowledge isn't a trivia book, although it can be seen in a similar light. Instead it is a small book (less than 275 pages) full of facts we may have learned at some time and now may or may not remember. It's an easy to read refresher of important knowledge.
There are nine chapters in Know It All: The Little Book of Essential Knowledge: Understanding the Universe, The Story of the Earth, The Story of Life, Exploring the World, Invention and Discovery, Conflicts of the Modern Age, The Structure of Society, Religion and Thought, and Artistic Endeavor.
Each chapter is divided into nine or ten topics, each one two pages in length. Some random topics include Centers of Power: Capitals of the World, Ancient Trade Routes: The Road to Riches, A Brief History of Western Art, The Cosmos: An Explosive Birth?, Volcanoes: Builders and Demolishers, and Great Inventors: Da Vinci, Nobel, Edison.
Know It All: The Little Book of Essential Knowledge is a great reference book to have handy. Most of the topics are things we were taught in school or throughout our lifetime. This book covers the things we've learned that has made us who we are. It's easy to forget these things - for example, do I remember learning that one ice age covered all of the Earth? (See page 46.) While I knew Karl Marx was a philosopher, did I also know he is famous for his knowledge of economics? (See page 174.)
While it's not big, Know It All: The Little Book of Essential Knowledge is packed. This is a good, quick reference book to have around the house.
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