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April 2017 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month This beautiful information book explores all aspects of our planet, this ‘tiny sphere that orbits an ordinary, middle-aged star in a quiet backwater of the Milky Way’. It examines the inner workings of the Earth; looks at life, from the smallest beings to the mightiest, past to present; opens up the huge variety of ecosystems; and ponders the impact humans have had and are having. The tone is one of conversation as author Jonathan Litton explains often complex topics in relaxed and accessible language. Thomas Hegbrook’s soft, ethereal images do more than illustrate the text. An inspiring book to send readers exploring even further. ~ Andrea Reece
The Earth Book combines a vast variety of information in easy-to-process, bite-sized paragraphs with stunning illustration, making it an accessible and enjoyable read even for younger ages. Delve into the fleeting beauty of our lonely planet, from a carnival of natural wonders to influential earthlings and super cities.
Spanning both physical and human geography, The Earth Book has appeal for every taste; while exploring the intertwining of human and animal lives over time, and the consequences this has for us now. Readers can marvel at the physical planet, travel back in time to primordial Earth, explore all branches of the tree of life, discover habitats from oceans to deserts, learn how the weather works and take a tour of the human planet from the Maasai steppe to Manhattan.
Beautifully Illustrated, with each spread spanning an informative and intriguing topic, The Earth Book is a visual spectacle, as well as a compelling learning tool.
“Litton puts humanity’s relatively brief presence on Earth…into sharp perspective.” – Publishers Weekly
|Publication date:||6th April 2017|
|Publisher:||360 Degrees an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Fascinating Facts, Reference Books|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month|
Jonathan Litton has written numerous children's books in prose and verse. He loves using his science background to write about sea creatures, space and saving the planet, but is also fond of penning stories about pirates, princesses and picnics. When not writing, he can usually be found on his bike.More About Jonathan Litton