Understanding Our World and Its Ecosystems
An illustrated journey through the world's ecosystems that chronicles the plants and animals that live there and explains how they--and planet Earth--work, from the New York Times best-selling author of Women in Science.
Beautifully combining art and science, The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth is an illustrated tour of the planet that reveals ecosystems large and small, from reefs, deserts, and rainforests to ponds, backyard gardens, and even a drop of water. Through exquisite drawings, maps, and infographics, New York Times best-selling author Rachel Ignotofsky makes earth science accessible and entertaining, explaining how our planet works, from its diverse ecosystems and their inhabitants, to the levels of ecology, the importance of biodiversity, the carbon cycle, weather cycles, and more. Perfect for nature-loving readers ages 10 and up, this is an utterly charming and educational guide to the world we live in.
“Praise for Women in Science: "The illustrations are gorgeous, irresistible whimsy. . . . Here are women who dared, who pioneered, who took risks and changed the world. . . . I can't wait to wrap this book up and give it to my granddaughter Gus the moment she's old enough." --Mary Roach "Ignotofsky's profiles of diverse female scientists is a great addition to the shelf of any student, of any age." --Hope Jahren, author of Lab Girl "The must-read, girl-power STEM book." --InStyle.com "A beautifully curated collection of personal narratives from female scientists from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines, with a dash of whimsy thrown in." --Upworthy "I applaud Ignotofsky and her publisher for telling these important stories about women through such a rich, visual medium. The world needs more books like this." --ScientificAmerican.com's Symbiartic "An illustrated homage to some of the most influential and inspiring women in STEM. . . .Ignotofsky captures the heartbreaking inequalities that only amplify the impressiveness of these women's feats." --Maria Popova, BrainPickings.org”