Get the facts about extreme sports--bungee jumping, paragliding, dirt bike racing, and more--before reading The Climb, an exciting story about having to participate in extreme sports to survive.
Could you jump through fire or pull a truck with just a rope? These and more amazing feats are covered along with a story, Feat of Endurance, which explores the crazy things some people will do just to be famous.
How fast can we go on land? On water? In the air? In space? Are there impossible speed barriers? In "All About Speed," a rally driving lesson suddenly becomes very exciting.
Learn about population in countries around the world, and how changes in the number, age, and gender of people living in a place affect life there. Explore different settlements, from ancient towns to sprawling, modern cities. Find out why and where people migrate, and discover how we can protect our planet from the risks of overpopulation.
Learn about rivers and coasts and how water shapes the landscapes in different ways. Follow rivers from their source to the sea, and explore coasts around the world. Find out how erosion creates stunning waterfalls, and see how water affects our lives, from tourism and industry to the risks of flooding.
Find out about the different types of volcanoes and how they form. Learn how scientists monitor volcanic activity, and what makes some eruptions so much more destructive than others. Read about some of the most famous volcanic eruptions in history and their effects on the people and environment surrounding them.
Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about all kinds of sports.