Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is?

by Robert E. Wells

Paperback, 1993


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Illustrates the concept of big, bigger, and biggest by comparing the physical measurements of such large things as a blue whale, a mountain, a star, and the universe.

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LibraryThing member Turrean
A nice concept book on relative size. Useful for units on measurement or the solar system (the book quickly moves from comparing living things to discussing outer space.)
LibraryThing member rdg301library
Reading Level: Primary
Genre: Nonfiction - Informational

Summary: In the story the author is trying to get us to understand exactly how big the universe is. He starts with comparing the biggest animal on Earth, a blue whale, to Mount Everest, then Mount Everest to the Earth, and so on until he scans
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out to the Milky Way galaxy and compares that to the entire universe.
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LibraryThing member kfrost32
This book starts with a blue whale and tell about how large it is in relation to other things on earth and in our galaxy. It uses a lot of tough vocabulary that i dont think most children would be able to understand. It might also be hard for them to grasp just how small of pieces we are in our
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universe at such young ages.
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LibraryThing member expatscot
Enjoyed by our boys and stored in the attic for the next generation, enough said.


Physical description

10.24 inches


0590484710 / 9780590484718


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