New PDF release: Actual Size

By Steve Jenkins

ISBN-10: 0547349580

ISBN-13: 9780547349589

How huge is a crocodile? What a couple of tiger, or the world’s greatest spider? are you able to think a tongue that's ft lengthy or an eye fixed that’s higher than your head?

Sometimes proof and figures don’t inform the full tale. occasionally you must see issues for yourself—at their genuine dimension.

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