Anita Ganeri spent many years working in the publishing industry as an editor and foreign rights manager before becoming an author. She has written more than 300 books to date, including the award-winning series Horrible Geography. She lives with her family in West Yorkshire, England. Melvyn Evans is an illustrator and printmaker whose distinctive artwork has appeared in a range of media, from advertising to children's books.
This striking, energetic series of which this is one of the titles, takes a rapid-fire ‘look and learn’ approach to subjects suitable for children aged 8 and over and each title makes the learning experience really fun. With fascinating topics ranging from Dinosaurs to Art, from Myths to Science, each of these books presents a key subject in a fresh and fascinating format. The subjects in each title are explained in 30-second sound-bites, supported by 3-second flash summaries. And if all that isn’t stimulating enough, the 3-minute mini-missions included will further challenge lively young minds. With colourful, original explanatory artwork on every page and text from a range of expert authors, these books are loaded with fun information and fast-track facts.
30 amazing topics for Earth explorers explained in half a minute In this exciting title for young Earthlings, every inch of our planet is explored and explained, from the air in the atmosphere to the molten magma beneath our feet. 30 key topics from deserts to oceans are covered, each presented in neat 30-second soundbites and supported by 3-second flash summaries and cool, colourful artwork. The attention-grabbing format is engaging and immediate, giving a truly global understanding to readers aged from 8 up. Six themed sections cover the Earth in Space, the Earth's Structure, Weather and Climate, Watery World, Amazing Ecosystems and the Future of the Earth.