1000 Wonders of NatureBook - 2001
Discover the wonders of the natural world above, around and below you with this fascinating book from Reader's Digest. Did you know that termites have built nests almost 7m (23ft) high; that octopi can change colour to suit a variety of situations; and that the Madagascan butterfly protects itself by mimicking the head of a venomous snake? You'll find masses of fascinating facts such as these in the vivid, colourful pages of this book. The book is packed with hundreds of natural wonders that will fill you with wonder: plants that can carry electical currents, a volcano almost as high as Mount Everest, and the amazing journeys of sea turtles, salmon and caribou on their annual treks to breeding and spawning grounds. Illustrated with more than 600 magnificent photographs that capture the splendour of the natural world, this book also includes time lapse and freeze-frame sequences, along with superb diagams to explain, for example, how animals move, feed and build their houses, how a storm builds and how a shark senses its prey. This is an illuminating guide to the wonders of nature that will excite and intrigue the whole family.
Publisher: London, England ; Montreal, Quebec : Reader's Digest Association, c2001.
Characteristics: 448 pages :,illustrations (some color) ;,29 cm.
Alternative Title: One thousand wonders of nature