Shortlisted for a Science Writers and Communicators of Canada award
We live at the bottom of an ocean of air - 5,200 million million tons, to be exact. It sounds like a lot, but Earth's atmosphere is smeared onto its surface in an alarmingly thin layer. Shrink the earth to the size of a basketball and our atmosphere would be as thick as a layer of food wrap - 99 percent contained within 18 miles. Yet within this fragile margin lies a magnificent realm - at once gorgeous, terrifying, capricious
The Birds and the Bees series was designed for Vintage Classics by Timorous Beasties, the Scottish studio famous for their designs inspired by the natural worldAs a small boy, Dave Goulson was obsessed with wildlife - from his childhood menagerie of exotic pets to his ill-fated experiments with taxidermy.
Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon takes readers on a journey through a frog's life cycle, from egg to tadpole to grown frog, with fascinating facts, stunning full-color photographs, and an underlying message of ecological preservation. Readers will learn about the different types of frogs and toads that are found all over the world!
’n Onontbeerlike gids vir die uitkenning van al die gevaarlike slange en algemene onskadelike slange in Suider-Afrika, sowel as belangrike en praktiese kitsinligting oor noodhulp ingeval van ’n slangbyt.
From tiny frogs in the rainforest to giant tropical crocodiles, this book features images that reveal intricate details and characteristics of the snakes, reptiles and other amphibians. It includes detailed sections on what a reptile or amphibian is, their reproduction and their feeding habits.
Around the world, skilled animals hunt and catch their prey. Learn more about the crocodile and the special characteristics that make it such an excellent predator. This title takes you on the hunt with well-researched, clearly written informational text,
Around the world, skilled animals hunt and catch their prey. Learn more about the komodo dragon and the special characteristics that make it such an excellent predator. This title takes you on the hunt with well-researched, clearly written informational text,
Helps beginners understand and identify snakes, lizards, chameleons, tortoises, turtles, terrapins, skinks, agamas and crocodiles. Suitable for wildlife enthusiasts, this guide offers an informative introduction that covers common behaviour and habitats of southern African reptiles, and gives advice on where and how to find them.