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Author(s): Nicola Davies; Lorna Scobie (Illustrator)
Did you know there are 400,000 species of beetle, but only eight species of bear? This stunning book explores the extraordinary variety of the natural world.
Our planet is full of life, from the mountaintops to the ocean's depths. This appealing nonfiction compendium pays tribute to that biodiversity with each spread showcasing a different species of fauna or flora. They include dolphins, snakes, bats, penguins, bees, slugs, trees, and mushrooms, and along with a general introduction to each type, individual profiles offer fascinating facts and the scientific names of every creature.
Beautifully illustrated and with accessible text, The Variety of Life will help science-loving kids learn more about different animals, and animal-loving kids will learn more about science
Nicola Davies (Author) Nicola Davies is an award-winning author whose books for children include Big Blue Whale, Just Ducks!, One Tiny Turtle and The Promise, which was declared one of the best picture books of the year by the New York Times. She graduated in zoology, studied whales and bats, then worked in the BBC Nature History Unit. She was one of the original presenters of The Really Wild Show. Nicola lives in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales. Visit her website at www.nicola-davies.comLorna Scobie (Illustrator) Lorna Scobie is a London-based illustrator and book designer. Growing up surrounded by nature in the English countryside has heavily influenced her illustrations - her work almost always revolves around the natural world and Animal Kingdom. Lorna illustrates her work by hand, primarily using ink pens, water colour and coloured pens.