Discover everything you ever wanted to know about anything with this first reference for young readers and writers. This is an inspiring and comprehensive collection of the best in the "DK First Reference" series, all gathered together in one superb volume. From prehistoric life to space travel, bacteria to the human brain help, your child discover all about the world we live in. They'll discover how life on Earth began, how the human body works, how people lived in Ancient Egypt, why some dinosaurs were so huge, what makes machines work, the countries of the world and much, much more. Full of fantastic photos, bite-sized facts and quiz questions kids will love getting their teeth into, there's lots to see and explore. This title is perfect for homework or just for fun. Go ahead; let your child find out more about everything.