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

Hoare, Ben, (author.). Rizza, Angela, (illustrator.). Long, Daniel (Illustrator), (illustrator.).

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  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library J 508.0723 HOA (Text) 33500013127485 New Checked out 06/01/2020
Moorhead Public Library J 508.0723 HOA (Text) 33500013127493 New Checked out 06/01/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781465485366
  • ISBN: 1465485368
  • Physical Description: 224 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : DK Publishing, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Collects over one hundred specimens of the natural world, profiling rocks and minerals, microscopic life, plants, and animals.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #2
    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. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Ben Hoare is an editor and author of books on nature and natural history, including Eyewitness: Endangered Animals, Trees and Leaves, and Pond Life. A fellow of the Zoological Society of London, his work can also be seen published in BBC Wildlife and Birdlife magazines, and on several BBC websites.

Subject: Nature > Juvenile literature.
Natural history > Juvenile literature.
Natural history.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.
Illustrated works.

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