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Description - The Big Picture Book of Environments by John Long

'This enjoyable book is an important primer for children interested in the environment.' - Tim FlanneryOur Earth is a remarkable place. We need to celebrate its diverse and complex beauty, and save it for future generations.With stunning images and a child-friendly text based on the latest scientific research, The Big Picture Book of Environments explores the effects of changing climate on environments around the world, including the great rivers, deserts, Arctic regions, cities, abyssal depths and forests.Dr John Long is Head of Sciences at Museum Victoria. His previous publication, The Big Picture Book, won a Wilderness Society Award and an award for Excellence in Educational Publishing, and was shortlisted for a Children's Book Council of Australia award.Praise for The Big Picture Book'A gem for fact-hungry kids.' Good Reading'The ultimate reference for any budding scientist.' Herald Sun'Lucid, spare and lyrical.encourages people of any age to both understand the facts and marvel at the mystery and magnificence of evolution.' Reading Time

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781741754605
ISBN-10: 1741754607
Format: Hardback
(280mm x 216mm x mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - John Long

John Long began collecting fossils when he was seven and he found his first dinosaur bones near Inverloch, Victoria, when he was a university student. Since then he has travelled around the world on fossil expeditions.John now lives in Melbourne with his wife, Heather. One of his favourite hobbies is martial arts - he has a black belt in karate! John was for many years Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology at the Museum of Western Australia. He is now Head of Sciences at Museum Victoria.

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