Natural World: a visual compendium of wonders from nature
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
Since life appeared on earth, each animal and plant has evolved to look and behave in the way that gives it the best chance of survival. Natural World explores the way that habitats, plants and animals are connected and the way that all elements of nature work in harmony - as well as how humankind is now threatening its existence by ignoring that intricate interconnectedness.
This large hardback (the book jacket also unfolds into a large, full-colour wall poster) is stunningly illustrated and designed in quite an adult way. It features a sophisticated language, terminology and visual style, and so will probably appeal to older children who are already wildlife enthusiasts. Adults will also love the design and detail of this extremely beautiful reference book.