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Great Global Puzzle Challenge with Google Earth(TM) Hardcover – September 27, 2011

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Both youngsters and adults will enjoy taking this computerized tour over the planet Earth and even venture out of this world. In this vibrant, graphically illustrated puzzle program, the reader is presented with the basic tools to navigate Google Earth. . . . This global puzzle has a dynamic design that will captivate youngsters and challenge them to explore the endless possibilities enabled by this program. It is incredibly awesome. It should be sitting beside the computer as the computer operator navigates throughout the world. (San Francisco Book Review)

This book brings together the intricate searching of print and computer sites to expand the reader's understanding of the world. By combining with Google Earth, this book takes the search format to a new level. Readers who have enjoyed searching for Waldo will have fun with this. (Library Media Connection)

Integrating print with electronic media, each spread of this interactive time-jumping, globe-hopping book contains digitally rendered illustrations of a world location, along with corresponding Google Earth coordinates. . . . In addition to browsing the locations online, the book offers numerous puzzles, games, and seek-and-find questions. (Publishers Weekly)

Gifford's language is crisp and engagingly friendly as he proceeds to explain the book's game format . . . The canny sense of place the book imparts and its encouragment to let Google Earth guide you to other realms (both terrestrial and celestial) [is overwhelming]. (Kirkus Reviews)

About the Author

Clive Gifford is an award-winning writer for children whose first book was published at the age of seventeen. He has written over 80 non-fiction books including Robots (Carlton), Spies (Carlton), The Kingfisher Geography Encyclopaedia, and the Kingfisher Book of Living Worlds. He has received commendations from PBS and the Smithsonian Museum and received a Times Educational Supplement Information Book of the Year award.

William Ings graduated in Graphic Design and Illustration from Central St Martins, London, in 2002. He spent three years as a graphic illustrator with world-class architects where he developed a passion for buildings. Since 2002 William has worked continuously on illustrations for various high-profile publishers, including The Independent, The Guardian, Penguin and OUP.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Kingfisher (September 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780753467213
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753467213
  • ASIN: 0753467216
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 0.4 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,343,305 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of over 120 books for children and adults. These range from the serious (Refugees, Robots, Planet Under Pressure: Pollution, Spies and Spying) and sporty (with books on the Olympics, football and tennis) to the downright silly (Pants Attack, Kelly's Smelly Wellies, The Huge Rude Duke).

Clive has travelled through 70 countries, run a computer games company and taken part in all manner of sports from parachuting and gliding to Ultimate Frisbee (he was top scorer at the European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg back in the nineties).

His books have been shortlisted for the TES Information Book of the Year and the British Book Awards as well as winning Smithsonian, Children's Choice, NAPPA and PBS awards. Sir Ranulph Fiennes called his latest book on Explorers, "An inspiration to all adventurers." whilst The Guardian declared that his Kingfisher Book Of Football "was worth a season's training" and the Manchester Evening News labelled it "The classiest football book around."

Clive's official website can be found at www.clivegifford.co.uk

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By irenenaoum on March 11, 2012
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This Great Global Puzzle Challenge with Google Earth is a wonderful, entertaining and educational gift. I purchased two to give to preteens and I had a terrible time giving them away....I was so enthralled with them, the pages were all but dog-eared by the time I gave them away. If you are looking for something to interest all ages, something to do together with your child, something to engage your child's mind that will also give you enjoyment and pleasure, this is THE gift...and the art inside is as good as the entertainment....highly recommended, The Great Global Puzzle Challenge with Google Earth [GRT GLOBAL PUZZLE CHALLENGE W/] [Hardcover]if you had a higher star rating, I would use it. Never found anything under $20 so satisfactory, and NO BATTERIES NECESSARY!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By iggie on January 28, 2013
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The overall concept of the book is great. It takes you to different places around the world using Google Earth as you are trying to solve a puzzle. There are things to look for in the book and on the maps you search. We just thought it would take more than one evening to accomplish. (You can solve the puzzle without finding all of the things you are asked to find in the book.) My son had fun doing it, but wish it would've taken a bit longer to solve.
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By aron row on December 26, 2013
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Both youngsters and adults will enjoy taking this computerized tour over the planet Earth and even venture out of this world. In this vibrantly graphically illustrated puzzle program, the reader is presented with the basic tools to navigate Google Earth. Then the puzzle challenge commences, with the different page spreads inviting searches for location, people, buildings, historical connections etc. The reader will journey to London and visit noted sites such as Big Ben or Buckingham Palace. Travel back to Ancient Rome and examine the history of the Colosseum, or leave Europe and visit the plains of Tanzania while examining the flora and fauna along the Ngorongoro Crater. Spot outstanding sites in Japan, Australia, Egypt, India, the Amazon as you google across the globe. History, Geography, Culture and other information are included with the sojourns. Finally once completing the google Earth tour, you can explore outer space and examine the planets, stars, and other galaxies. This global puzzle has a dynamic design, it will captivate youngsters and challenge them to explore the endless possibilities enabled by this program, it is incredibly awesome. It should be sitting beside the computer, as the computer operator navigates throughout the world.
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By allaindira on June 3, 2014
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the consists of instructions to download and use google earth. It contains a lot of puzzles like finding things,people,animals. N then finding the place in google earth and writing down the coordinates. At the end when we put all the coordinates together we can come to know the final place. Kids will definitely enjoy doing it. Kids who dont understand can be supervised by adults.
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