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About Ben Hoare
Ben Hoare is an award-winning journalist and nature nerd. He loves writing about wildlife and how we can all help to protect the natural world. Ben's books An Anthology of Intriguing Animals (2018) and Wonders of Nature (2019) are international bestsellers. The Guardian newspaper said: "His writing is funny, informative and zinging with infectious enthusiasm.”
Ben has written and edited natural-history books and magazines for DK, Pan Macmillan, the BBC, London's Natural History Museum and many others.
He was Features Editor of BBC Wildlife Magazine from 2008 to 2018, and was its Editorial Consultant until 2021.
In 2015 Ben was awarded the Dilys Breese Medal for science communication by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO).
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Unearth the stories behind the natural world
This collection of amazing animals, plants, rocks and minerals, and microorganisms will wow children and adults alike. With 100 remarkable items from the natural world, from orchids to opals and lichens to lizards, everyone will find something to be captivated by. Each plant, animal, and rock is shown both photographically and illustrated, and children will love poring over the detailed close-up images.
Discover how the dragon blood tree got its name, why a sundew means big trouble for insects, and what on Earth a radiolarian is. The storybook descriptions let you discover the myths and legends surrounding both organisms and gemstones, as well as key facts about their natural history. From orchids to opals and lichens to lizards, this beautiful treasury lets you find the things that interest you and uncover new favorites along the way. Explore some of the myths and stories surrounding both organisms and gemstones, as well as key facts about their natural history. With reference pages packed with information you'll go away knowing something you didn't before, even if you return time and again.
A beautiful gift for children who can't get enough of nature, The Wonders of Nature: A Treasury is perfect for kids to explore by themselves or for bedtime stories.
From lions and butterflies to sharks and spiders, there's an animal for everyone in this animal encyclopedia with a twist!
With stunning photography and gorgeous illustrations, this animal encyclopedia explores the wildlife of the world, from the most massive whales to the smallest insects. Which one is your new favorite?
This animal book for children will delight and inspire kids who love animals. They will discover incredible facts and fascinating stories about their favorite animals and some they have never heard of! Find out why the slow-motion sloth is so sluggish and how the plodding pangolin protects itself from predators, and more!
Throughout the book, each specially chosen animal is revealed in stunning photos and gorgeous illustrations. Kids will be intrigued by all the small, exciting details. The animal factbook also explores some of the stories and mysterious myths surrounding their favorite beasts.
Curious kids can pour over the index, which is packed with reference information, including the size and location of each species, and a tree of life shows how the animal groups are connected. Find the animals that interest you and uncover new favorite along the way.
Discover Incredible Facts and Fascinating Stories
This animal encyclopedia contains over 100 creatures. Beautiful illustrations with storybook elements will bring the animal kingdom to life. This educational book is perfect for kids to read by themselves or together with their parents as a bedtime story.
With gold foil elements on the cover, gilded edges, and a ribbon to keep your place. This beautiful modern book is the perfect gift for children who love wildlife and nature.
Inside the pages of this anthology, you'll find:
- Storybook descriptions of intriguing animals such as a viscacha, quokka, and a slow loris.
- Discover amazing facts like why the sloth is so slow.
- Stories and myths surrounding your favorite animals.
Get closer to nature than you've ever been before with this jaw-dropping guide to our wonderful world.
Marvel at the breathtaking photography showcasing flora and fauna in the most incredible, intricate detail. From ants to elephants, the animal kingdom is explored and explained in this extraordinary encyclopedia that puts you at the heart of the action. See the tiny spines on a stinging nettle, watch lichen spreading over a tree, and observe the secret suckers on an iguana's feet. The mysteries of the natural world are displayed in brand new images, together with cross-sections, macro, and electron microscope images.
Alongside the utterly absorbing visual content, Explanatorium of Nature brings its own fountain of knowledge about how nature works. For instance, did you know baby foxes that are born with blue eyes turn to gold? Or that reptile scales are made from the same material as your fingernails? Discover how spiders spin webs, how birds fly, how snakes kill, and much, much more.
This irresistible ebook is a guaranteed favorite for animal lovers, nature enthusiasts, and budding wildlife experts everywhere.
The world is filled with curious objects made by plants, animals, and even by the Earth itself. Dive into this collection of more than 100 intriguing items from the natural world and discover the stories behind them.
Learn how huge whales eat tiny animals from looking at their bristly teeth, why butterflies shine and glitter in the sunlight from seeing their minute wing scales, how plants transport water and food around from examining a delicate leaf skeleton, and what makes every snowflake unique from admiring their miniature, branching crystals of ice. Birds' eggs, a lump of coal, a glass sponge skeleton, a cacao pod, a mermaid's purse, a fossil human footprint, an ear of corn, a pine cone, an owl pellet, and a chrysalis--all tell a story. Arranged by animal, vegetable, or mineral, objects are shown with truly stunning photography and colorful illustrations to help explain the science behind them. The lively descriptions by best-selling nature writer Ben Hoare explore the remarkable tales behind each item and all are including the information.
Snowflakes, Skeletons, and Scales takes you on a tour of the Earth through the things made by nature. This ebook is for every inquisitive child who loves to spot objects when exploring outside and wants to know more about the wonderful and mysterious natural world.
Take an unforgettable tour around the world to meet the creatures that share our city spaces—from bears to bats, penguins to opossums—and learn about how they have adapted and thrived in this gorgeously illustrated gift book written by award-winning natural history journalist Ben Hoare.
Wild City travels the globe, exploring how animals have adapted to live alongside humans, in busy cities including New York, Rio de Janeiro, Berlin, Stockholm, London, Alexandria, Singapore, and Mumbai. Discover hawks by a world-famous shopping street, snakes slithering through city sewers, and penguins waiting patiently to cross the road. Feature spreads take a closer look at the animals, showing how some wander in plain sight while others hide away in our homes, and we meet wildlife heroes from around the world—ordinary people doing extraordinary things to make our wild neighbors feel welcome.
Lyrical and factual text written by the award-winning Ben Hoare is perfectly complemented by Lucy Rose's stunning illustrations. The beautiful cityscapes are full of detail with something new to discover with every look.
Supporting STEM-based learning, this fact-filled book for bird lovers ages 6-9 is the ultimate guide to nearly 150 bird species from across the globe, entertaining and educating young readers through a combination of close-up images, quirky trivia facts, quiz questions, and fascinating tidbits on everything from toucans to turkeys.
How many species of birds are in the world today? What do bird feathers and human hair have in common? Why do some bird species let ants crawl on them? Find out the answers to these questions and more in DKfindout! Birds, which features stunning wildlife photography of birds in their native environments, throughout every stage of their life cycles. Beginning with a broad overview of bird biology, this book teaches young ornithologists what makes birds different from other branches of the animal kingdom, while "fact files" provide a closer look at bird species that share particular habitats, like deserts and rain forests. From mating to migrating and everything in between, DKfindout! Birds captures the breadth of the bird world in a unique and fun way.
Vetted by educational consultants, the DKfindout! series drives kids ages 6-9 to become experts on more than 30 of their favorite STEM- and history-related subjects, whether Vikings, volcanoes, or robots. This series covers the subjects that kids really want to learn about-ones that have a direct impact on the world around them, like climate change, space exploration, and rapidly evolving technology-making learning fun through amazing images, stimulating quizzes, and cutting-edge information. The DKfindout! series is one that kids will want to turn to again and again.