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By Steve Jenkins

ISBN-10: 0547349580

ISBN-13: 9780547349589

How mammoth is a crocodile? What a few tiger, or the world’s biggest spider? are you able to think a tongue that's toes lengthy or an eye fixed that’s larger than your head?

Sometimes proof and figures don’t inform the entire tale. occasionally you want to see issues for yourself—at their real measurement.

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