A Child's Introduction to Natural History

A Child's Introduction to Natural History

The Story of Our Living Earth--from Amazing Animals and Plants to Fascinating Fossils and Gems

Book - 2016
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In the tradition of Black Dog's best-selling Child's Introduction books, which include The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky, A Child's Introduction to Natural History introduces readers ages 8 to 12 to the fascinating wonders of our natural world. Highlighting every kingdom of life--plants, bacteria, mammals, birds, amphibians, insects, rocks and minerals--the book is also full of charming and witty illustrations by Meredith Hamilton plus 30 photographs throughout. The book delves into topics like geology; prehistoric times, including fossils and dinosaurs; how animals move and fly; evolution; biomes; and more. Sidebars throughout offer biographies of naturalists like Charles Darwin, Mary Anning, and Charles Henry Turner.
Also includes fun, hands-on projects for kids to do on their own or with adults and 5 origami patterns to create your own paper fox, whale, penguin, and more. Beautifully illustrated and designed, this is an entertaining and educational look at our natural history.
Publisher: New York :, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers,, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316311366
0316311367
Characteristics: 96 pages :,illustrations (chiefly colour), colour map +,5 sheets of origami patterns + 10 sheets of paper
Additional Contributors: Hamilton, Meredith
Alternative Title: Natural history

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