Curiositree: Natural World: A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature - Jacket unfolds into a huge wall poster! (Hardcover)
Discover the interconnectedness of the natural world and learn why living things look and behave the way they do in a series of visually compelling information charts, maps, and cutaways, all illustrated in a nostalgic, vintage style.
Packed with incredible facts about the natural world and the animals that populate it, the whole family will enjoy the full-page spreads grouped into the categories of habitats, species, and adaptations.
The jacket of this large-format book unfolds to a huge wall poster showing the brilliant adaptations of a range of birds. Use the colored ribbons like a bookmark, or to mark your place so you can return to pages that you found especially interesting.
Celebrate the extraordinary resourcefulness and resilience of the natural world with amazing facts about:
- Habitats, ecosystems, and biodiversity
- Migrations, from the wildebeest of Africa to the red crabs of Christmas Island
- All types of camouflage, from predator-dazing zebra stripes to the fur of the Artic fox, which changes to white in winter to match the snow
- Life in the rain forest, the “lungs of our planet”
- All sorts of seeds and their variety of ingenious designs
- Life cycles of creatures, from butterflies to the curious axolotl (a type of salamander)
Also available from the Curiositree series: Human World.
Amanda Wood began her career in illustration at the Natural History Museum, London, and went on to be the founding Editor and Publisher of Templar for more than 30 years. In her time there, she published and nurtured numerous Greenaway winners, and edited and wrote groundbreaking series such as The Ologies, which have sold over 19 million-copies worldwide. Today she writes and runs her own small press from her home in Surrey.
Mike Jolley has worked as an Art Director in children’s books for over 25 years. He also sells artwork made from found objects, under the name ‘Box 2’. It was during one of his many junk shop visits that the idea of using midcentury school information charts for Curiositree first took shape. He lives on a cliff overlooking the English Channel.
Owen Davey is an award-winning freelance illustrator living and working in the UK. His work has been published in every continent except Antarctica.
"For a more comprehensive discussion of the world’s profuse creatures and their ways and ecosystems....with chic illustrations by Owen Davey....[and] packed with short, informative paragraphs by Amanda Wood and Mike Jolley."—The Wall Street Journal
"It's a richly layered and expertly composed volume that may leave readers with the impression of having wandered through the halls of a natural history museum."—Publishers Weekly starred review
"'Natural World' reads like a book of make-believe....The hook is: They are all true."—The New York TImes Book Review