"In the same gilded, deluxe format as last year's <i>An Anthology of Intriguing Animals</i> comes a compendium of 100 remarkable items from the natural world, each showcased in photography and illustration."
"Real-life marvels fill the pages of Ben Hoare's The Wonders of Nature, following up last year's beautiful <i>Anthology of Intriguing Animals</i>. Hoare introduces extraordinary plant life, from corpse flowers to ghost plants, as well as tarantulas, rattlesnakes and wombats . His writing is funny, informative and zinging with infectious enthusiasm, helped along by elegantly integrated photography and lush illustrations from Angela Rizza and Daniel Long."
"...it is an absolute spectacle, it is stunning"
"Along with surprising animal facts, there is plenty of information about plants, rocks, minerals, gemstones and micro-organisms."
"This is an incredible book to inspire and inform a love of the wonders that surround us."
"Its gilded edges and embossed cover make this a special gift for a child who has a growing interest in the natural world."
"If expectations are raised by the gorgeous, gilded cover, what lies within doesn't disappoint."
Unearth the stories behind the natural world
This collection of amazing animals, plants, rocks and minerals, and microorganisms will wow children and adults alike. With 100 remarkable items from the natural world, from orchids to opals and lichens to lizards, everyone will find something to be captivated by. Each plant, animal, and rock is shown both photographically and illustrated, and children will love poring over the detailed close-up images.
Discover how the dragon blood tree got its name, why a sundew means big trouble for insects, and what on Earth a radiolarian is. The storybook descriptions let you discover the myths and legends surrounding both organisms and gemstones, as well as key facts about their natural history. From orchids to opals and lichens to lizards, this beautiful treasury lets you find the things that interest you and uncover new favorites along the way. Explore some of the myths and stories surrounding both organisms and gemstones, as well as key facts about their natural history. With reference pages packed with information you'll go away knowing something you didn't before, even if you return time and again.
A beautiful gift for children who can't get enough of nature, The Wonders of Nature: A Treasury is perfect for kids to explore by themselves or for bedtime stories.