A fascinating and humorous read that debunks the surprising myths about the world we always believed.
The latest addition to the popular Everything You Know series, Everything You Know About Planet Earth Is Wrong will blow apart your beliefs in the world's physical and social landscape, leaving you staggered by astounding facts about our planet's geography, nature, countries and cities. Indulge your curiosity and you'll find a plethora of myths, legends and misquotes that have shaped the way we view the world today. Convinced the world is round? Think again! It's actually flatter at the poles. Have the Sahara down as the world's biggest desert? It's actually Antarctica.
Brimming with facts about the world, how it works and the way we live in it, this illuminating book will guide you through the minefield of misinformation to set the record straight on everything from the location of Mexico to the correct way of measuring earthquakes. Discovering untruths about people and places, geography and the environment, Everything You Know About Planet Earth Is Wrong provides a hugely entertaining insight into the world we live in.
Matt Brown has worked as a scientific editor, writer and event host, working for Reed Elsevier and Nature Publishing Group. He served as the Royal Institution's quizmaster for three years, and has also put on science quizzes for the Royal Society, Manchester Science Museum and the Hunterian Museum. As well as making contributions to several popular science books, Matt has also written extensively about London. His previous solo books include the myth-busting Everything You Know ... Is Wrong series about London, Science, Space, the Human Body and Art, also published by Batsford. He remains Editor-at-Large of Londonist.com.