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The wonders of nature / written by Ben Hoare ; illustrated by Angela Rizza and Daniel Long.

By: Hoare, Ben.
Contributor(s): Rizza, Angela [illustrator.] | Long, Daniel (Illustrator) [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 224 pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781465485366 (hardback).Subject(s): Nature -- Juvenile literature | Natural history -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 508.0723 Summary: This book collects over one hundred specimens of the natural world, profiling rocks and minerals, microscopic life, plants, and animals. 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.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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.

This book collects over one hundred specimens of the natural world, profiling rocks and minerals, microscopic life, plants, and animals. 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.

9-12 years old.

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Booklist Review

This book is a treat from its gold-embossed cover and gilded pages to the stunning photographs detailing each wonder it contains. It's an edifying celebration of earthly objects and life, divided into four broad categories: ""Rocks and Minerals,"" ""Microscopic Life,"" ""Plants,"" and ""Animals."" In a departure from DK's usual glossy, magazine-like layouts, this book is simple and spacious. Topical two-page spreads, printed on heavy matte paper, offer readers a full-page, magnified photo; a concise paragraph or two of interesting information; and an artistic rendering of the object, plant, or animal being discussed. ""Rocks and Minerals"" presents the Mohs scale of hardness, followed by a sampling of minerals, gemstones, rocks, and fossils. ""Microscopic Life"" zooms in on minuscule life-forms, from diatoms to water bears. Artistic photography captures the unexpected beauty of plants like the corpse flower and a vibrant pink tumbleweed. The ""Animals"" section presents simple invertebrates through complex mammals. This is a wonderful choice for browsers and those curious about nature. A concluding visual guide also serves as an index for the book's many wonders.--Julia Smith Copyright 2010 Booklist