The Wonders of Nature (Hardcover)
This delightful book introduces readers to an artfully curated smattering of species, from the microscopic water bear, which can survive outside a spacecraft, to the Arctic poppy, a flower that blooms amidst ice. Some of these species are nature’s rockstars, but many are likely unknown to the average citizen. I enjoyed the up-close photography and quirky details of each featured creature, both of which reaffirmed for me that we live on a stunning planet that deserves our care! -Cody— From Winter Gazette 2019
Every page reveals a surprising story from the natural world that you just won't forget.
Discover the wonders of planet Earth and learn about some of the most amazing animals, plants, rocks and minerals, and microscopic life that live here.
The storybook descriptions and close-up images let you discover the myths and legends of living creatures and minerals, as well as key facts about their natural history. Find out how the prowling jaguar uses spots to avoid being spotted, why a sticky sundew means big trouble for insects, and what on Earth a radiolarian is. From opals to orchids and tapirs to toadstools, this beautiful collection brings more than 100 remarkable items from the natural world to life.
With a decorative foil cover, gilded edges, and a ribbon for keeping your place, The Wonders of Nature is an irresistible gift for children who can't get enough of nature.
About the Author
Ben Hoare is an editor and author of books on nature and natural history, including Eyewitness: Endangered Animals, Trees and Leaves, and Pond Life. A fellow of the Zoological Society of London, his work can also be seen published in BBC Wildlife and Birdlife magazines, and on several BBC websites.