Three stars may seem a little harsh, but remember that three stars means I like it. If you love nature or wish you knew more about the earth, this book is for you. The mishap isnt the result of the author and I didnt come out with anything less than I signed up for, but still saddened. Then several of the biomes for the continent are shown in more detail each with a two-page spread, first with an illustration of the basic food chain flora and fauna, then a description of the ecosystem and its inhabitants. Description: 127 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm Contents: Introduction -- Levels of ecological organization -- Biome map -- What is an ecosystem? The book is at once awestruck and awe-inspiring, managing to balance admiration for the natural world with passionate pleas for its protection, and is sure to captivate nature- and science-loving readers within and beyond its intended age range.
In fact, I ended up buying it so I might give it to some younger relatives after I had read it. I especially appreciate I love the illustrations in this book. This book is a delight. I try to make books like that. The E-mail message field is required.
As a result, the middle mass of the book is almost over-consistent, repetitious in its structure, and is much less interesting than its endpoints as a result. The major choice that got me thinking was the pervasive glass jar motif. That said, Ignotofsky makes a valiant effort to include plenty of fun facts, so it's not all dry reading about various ecosystems you'll learn the difference between an ecosystem, an ecotone, and a biome, for instance. In the note about the author we learn that Ms. The writer's clear goal was teaching children about the impact human behavior is having on the world's ecosystems, but the book is not preachy. Rachel and her work have been featured in many print and online media outlets such as the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, Science Friday, Brain Pickings, and more.
I especially appreciate the back few pages about climate change, global warming causes, how we can help protect our planet, and the illustrated glossary. The Moorland of the British Isles ; The Mediterranean Basin ; The Alps -- Asia. The result is a very beautiful scientific treasure trove for anyone interested in the world's ecosystems. The stunning illustrations make each page a true work of art. There are little quippy jokes mixed in with well-researched information about ecosystems, animal behavior, trophic systems, anthropogenic impacts, and more. Perfect for browsing as well as research; there is a lot of information packed An beautifully illustrated encyclopedic collection of infographics and small text exploring a variety of ecosystems organized by continent. The stunning illustrations make each page a true work of art.
The science is sound, but also pretty dense and text-heavy. Beautifully combining art and science, The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth is an illustrated tour of the planet that reveals ecosystems large and small, from reefs, deserts, and rainforests to ponds, backyard gardens, and even a drop of water. I am not a politician, or a scientist, but what I can do is make books! The format is great, too-each section stands on its own merit, but Rachel carefully and seamlessly intertwines them, weaving together the complex tale of life on Earth. Perfect for nature-loving readers ages 10 and up, this is an utterly charming and educational guide to the world we live in. Now she lives in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri, where she spends all day drawing and learning as much as she can. I want to give adults and kids, a basic understanding of how our planet works and inspire conservation.
The Australian Savanna ; The Tamanian Temperate Rainforest ; The Great Barrier Reef -- The Polar Ice Caps. Only Australia has mammals that lay eggs. The writer's clear goal was teaching children about the impact human behavior is having on the world's ecosystems, but the book is not preachy. This book is a delight. She is the author of Women in Science, Women in Sports, and I Love Science.
Although this continent is not actually the oldest in the world. While, on first glance, it may not look like a science book, it is absolutely jam-packed with fascinating, well-researched information. The book is at once awestruck and awe-inspiring, managing to balance admiration for the natural world with passionate pleas for its protection, and is sure to captivate nature- and science-loving readers within and beyond its intended age range. Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Love the concept and content list of this book, as well as the layout and design. This 500-piece puzzle features 15 trailblazing women of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Combining art and science in one highly covetable package, The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth is an illustrated tour of the planet that reveals ecosystems large and small, from reefs, deserts, and rainforests to ponds, backyard gardens, and even a drop of water. I would nev Love the concept and content list of this book, as well as the layout and design.
This book has so much, and I highly recommend it! Together with delightful hand-drawn illustrations, Ignotofsky presents an informative text packed with interesting facts and curiosities about the diverse ecosystems that span the globe. Meaningful learning happens while you are having fun. The trailblazing women profiled include well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon. She is the author of Women in Science, Women in Sports, and I Love Science. Rachel Ignotofsky brilliantly uses her skills to create the ultimate illustrated story of life on Earth, delivering another blow to the misconception that art and science occupy separate realms.