Earthly Treasure by Kate Petty
  

Synopsis

Earthly Treasure by Kate Petty

A fascinating and interactive guide to the Earth's treasures, with superb illustrations and pop-up wizardry. Children (and adults) are always amazed to discover just how many of the things we use have been taken from the ground beneath our feet, from the building materials of our homes, to the fuels that we burn for energy as well as the chalk, talc and salt that we use every day -- and all this before we even go into the minerals from the soil that appear in our vegetables and keep us healthy. Last but not least are the fabulous gems and precious metals that make beautiful jewellery. Discover how minerals were formed, lift the flaps to find out what all sorts of everyday things are made of and open a treasure chest to reveal a spectacular pop-up of glittering gems!

Reviews

It is a colourful extravaganza, with inspired paper engineering from Ania Mochlinska. A dazzler full of facts Carousel A fascinating and interactive guide to the Earth's treasures Primary Times A paper work of art that informs and entertains in equal measure and will delight both fact-finders and those who simply admire its beauty Cork Evening Echo

About the Author

As well as being a widely published author, Kate Petty has worked in publishing for many years. She is currently responsible for the children's books published by the Eden Project and divides her time between Altarnun, St Austell and Truro in Cornwall and her London home.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
12 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Kate Petty
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Publisher

Eden Project Children's Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

4th September 2008

ISBN

9781905811021


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