The definitive guide to our incredible, ever-changing world, this is the single-volume reference every library should have.
This lively encyclopedia gives kids the latest research on fragile ecosystems and climate shift, and engages young readers with riveting information, eye-catching illustrations, and peerless National Geographic photography.
How do twisters form? What makes lightning strike? Why are tropical rain forests the lungs of our planet? Curious kids want to know everything about their planet. They'll find the answers to their questions here, as they investigate our world from its core to its cosmic connections.
Michael Allaby is an internationally recognized authority on geography and environmental science, with a special interest in weather and climate. He has written or edited nearly 100 books on topics such as the distribution of plants and animals, and dangerous weather.
He is editor of the Oxford dictionaries of Earth Sciences, Ecology, Plant Sciences, and Zoology. In 2001 he won the Junior Prize of the Aventis Prizes for Science Books.