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Author(s): Michael Hejwosz
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No. of items: 179
Rating: 4.0 (out of 5)
Last updated: Jul 09, 2000
 
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Extremes of the World is the collection of facts on the largest, highest, smallest, lowest, etc. extremes in the world. Did you know that:
  • The Pacific Ocean, the largest ocean, covers about one-third of the earth's surface
  • Mount Everest was named after Sir George Everest, British surveyor general of India, who in 1841 was the first to record the location and height of the mountain
  • Vatican City, the smallest country, is situated in the heart of Italy - Rome
  • Russia is the largest country of the world, Asia, and Europe
  • Nile, the longest river, flows from Lake Victoria (discovered and identified as its major headwater only in the 1850s by Europeans) through Uganda, Sudan, and Egypt to empty into the Mediterranean Sea
  • The summit of Chomolongma (Tibetan name of Mount Everest) was first reached by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay only in 1953
  • Australia is the smallest of all the 7 continents but ... the largest country in Oceania
  • Sahara is the largest desert, where, at Al ‘Aziziyah, the highest temperature of 58°C (136°F) ever recorded was measured
  • The Dead Sea, with the average level of 400 m (1,312 ft) below sea level, is the lowest water surface on Earth
  • Asia is the largest continent where China, with the largest number of population of all countries, is located
  • Greenland is the largest island (on condition that Australia is considered a continent)
  • The Caspian Sea is the largest lake, and more
Additionaly, you will learn items on locations and facts related to individual extremes.
 
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Q: hist: What year was the first recorded ascent of Mount McKinley made?
A: 1913

Q: geog: Through which country does Volga flow (from a small lake among the Valdai Hills to the Caspian Sea)?
A: Russia

Q: geog: What is the largest island of Oceania?
A: New Guinea (808,510 sq km)

 
 
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