An Anthology of Our Extraordinary Earth (DK Children's Anthologies)

by Cally Oldershaw (Author)

An Anthology of Our Extraordinary Earth (DK Children's Anthologies)
Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade
Explore the beauty and majesty of planet Earth in this compendium, with more than 100 incredible stories and images.

The world is so much more complex than young minds can fathom, from molten-hot rock and smoldering volcanoes to icy glaciers and bubbling springs. This book about the Earth for kids aged 7+ unlocks all the mysteries of our living, breathing planet.

An Anthology of Our Extraordinary Earth looks at our constantly changing planet, with striking images and scientific ideas that are easy for children to understand. Starting at the center of the Earth, the book examines each layer in forensic detail: from Earth’s metallic core, drilling through Earth’s tough crust until emerging out onto the planet’s surface, with its lush green rainforests, sparkling oceans, and snow-capped mountains, before sailing up into Earth’s airy atmosphere.

This detailed planet Earth book for kids offers:  

- More than 100 stories about planet Earth, from snowflakes to cave pearls, each one accompanied by a photograph and delightful illustration.
- Creative photography that presents planet Earth in surprising and remarkable ways, capturing nature in action or showing intriguing features up close.
- Beautiful gold foil, gilded edges, and a ribbon for keeping your place.
- In-depth feature pages that examine each layer of Earth.

This striking book won’t fail to excite budding geologists, geographers, environmentalists, and all-round planet Earth enthusiasts everywhere. 

With foil on the cover, gilded edges, and a ribbon for keeping your place, this Earth book makes an attractive gift for any child who is fascinated by our planet. With engaging information and absorbing images, this anthology is great for children to explore by themselves or for bedtime stories.

More in the Series

An Anthology of Our Extraordinary Earth is part of DK’s beautiful and informative Anthology series. Complete the series and nurture your child's curiosity as they explore the natural world with The Wonders of Nature, let them walk with the dinosaurs who ruled the Earth before them in Dinosaurs and other Prehistoric Life, or dive into the deep with An Anthology of Aquatic Life.
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Cally Oldershaw
Cally Oldershaw is a geologist and gemmologist. She is the author of 15 books on gemstones, and Earth science topics including volcanoes, earthquakes, and oceans and seas. Cally has appeared on television and radio and was the Curator of Gemstones for the Natural History Museum, London and the first Lady Chair of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. She studied at University College, London and has been a guest lecturer for the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and London.
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DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Publication date
October 17, 2023
DK Children's Anthologies
BISAC categories
JNF051180 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Earth Sciences - Geography
JNF037070 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Earth Sciences - Water (Oceans, Lakes, Etc.)
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