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Explore Your World: Weird, Wild, Amazing!

Author: Tim Flannery   Series: Explore Your World

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The first book for children from renowned author and scientist Professor Tim Flannery, exploring the world's weirdest and most fascinating animals in all their bizarre glory!
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The first book for children from renowned author and scientist Professor Tim Flannery, exploring the world's weirdest and most fascinating animals in all their bizarre glory!

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Description

Get ready for a whole new look at the world around you. You're about to meet the weirdest, wildest and most amazing animals on the planet.

Are zombie jellyfish real? Do frogs like opera? Which animals eat poop? (And more importantly, WHY?!) What's it like to wrestle a python?

Buckle up - you're about to find out!
Bursting with bizarre facts, packed with vibrant illustrations and guided by one of the world's greatest living scientists, Professor Tim Flannery, this deep-dive into the natural world will enthral and enlighten readers. It will also make them laugh out loud ... and squirm in disgust.

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Critic Reviews

“'The popular naturalist reaches for a younger audience with a mix of basic and oddball facts about more than 50 wild creatures. With much reference to "poo and goo," Flannery ratchets down his usual level of discourse to focus on essentials: the "weaponized vomit" of turkey vultures, for instance, "Snot Studies," and anatomical insights such as the special help that tree kangaroos get from masses of stomach worms in digesting their food. The entries, loosely organized by habitat, each also offer observations on geographical range, typical diet, distinctive physical features, and, often, challenges posed by climate or environmental change. Along with an autobiographical introduction and personal notes about encounters with some of his wild subjects, the author tucks in glances at broad topics such as evolution, extinction, and scientific nomenclature too. Caldwell goes mostly for splashes of bright color and silly riffs in his illustrations, so naturalistic detail takes a back seat to a male blue whale in a lounge singer's dress, courting scorpion and seahorse couples in ballroom garb, and like follies. Readers who relish learning about a tree-climbing turtle or how moths "love pretending to be things they're not, like hornets or eyeballs or lumps of poop," will be well rewarded. A "fun book," as promised.' - Kirkus Review male blue whale in a lounge singer's dress, courting scorpion and seahorse couples in ballroom garb, and like follies. Readers who relish learning about a tree-climbing turtle or how moths "love pretending to be things they're not, like hornets or eyeballs or lumps of poop," will be well rewarded. A "fun book," as promised.' - Kirkus Review male blue whale in a lounge singer's dress, courting scorpion and seahorse couples in ballroom garb, and like follies. Readers who relish learning about a tree-climbing turtle or how moths "love pretending to be things they're not, like hornets or eyeballs or lumps of poop," will be well rewarded. A "fun book," as promised.' - Kirkus Review male blue whale in a lounge singer's dress, courting scorpion and seahorse couples in ballroom garb, and like follies. Readers who relish learning about a tree-climbing turtle or how moths "love pretending to be things they're not, like hornets or eyeballs or lumps of poop," will be well rewarded. A "fun book," as promised.' - Kirkus Review”

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About the Author

Professor Tim Flannery is one of the world's leading scientists, explorers and conservationists. He has held positions in renowned institutions across Australia and internationally, including Director of the South Australian Museum, Visiting Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University and Distinguished Research Fellow at the Australian Museum. He was named Australian of the Year in 2007. He has published more than thirty books, including the award-winning Here on Earth (2010), The Weather Makers (2005) and Atmosphere of Hope (2015). He is a frequent presenter on ABC Radio, NPR and the BBC, and has also written and presented several series on the Documentary Channel. This is his first book for children.

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Product Details

Publisher
Hardie Grant Children's Publishing | Hardie Grant Egmont
Published
1st November 2019
Pages
256
ISBN
9781760501587
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