Insect? The Indian Atlas moth with a wingspread of a foot. Statue? A 173 foot high representation of Buddha carved into a...

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Insect? The Indian Atlas moth with a wingspread of a foot. Statue? A 173 foot high representation of Buddha carved into a cliff in Afghanistan. Iceberg? One was spotted in Antarctica that was 60 miles wide and over 200 miles long. The text is divided into three parts--Living Things, Man-made Things, and The Earth and the Universe. Mostly it offers the statistics on the sort of facts which are not very vital but which one likes to keep stored up and in mind. The author has taken account of the fact that size can be measured in many different ways. Worked into the descriptions there are explanations of how bigness can affect utility, what the optimum size is for any given thing, and the factors which make a different size become more efficient. The wash illustrations and diagrams are very attractive and offer indications of relative sizes.

Pub Date: March 1, 1966

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Publisher: Random House

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1966