April 25, 2012

World Book Wednesday

Volume C

Calculator- "Manufacturers produce both large, desk-top electronic calculators and pocket-sized models."
From the looks of this desk-top model, the 'complex' operations
might include adding a whole series of numbers.

This pocket calculator is also called a minicalculator.
People in the 70s must have had some really big pockets.

Charles, Prince- According to the article, this young prince is very well educated, an accomplished pilot, served his country in the Royal Navy, and is heir to the throne of England. What girl could resist all that? I wonder what lucky girl will win him? Imagine what a fairy tale life she will lead!

Handsome and eligible!

Chavez, Cesar Estrada- A Mexican-American that fought for farm workers rights through unions and non-violence. He was just an encyclopedia blip in 1978; California would name a state holiday for him in about fifteen years.

California school children's excuse to stay home from school.
Sí se puede!

Chihuahua- "is the largest state in Mexico."
Chihuahua- "is the smallest breed of dogs."

The World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: World Book-Childcraft International, 1979. Includes all photos and quotations.

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