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A CHILD'S INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL HISTORY

The Story of Our Living Earth-From Amazing Animals and Plants to Fascinating Fossils and Gems

Heather Alexander
Illustrated by Meredith Hamilton

AVAILABLE JUNE 2016

The newest volume in Black Dog's bestselling, award-winning Child's Introduction series is a fun, information-packed journey through our natural world, from fossils and prehistoric animals to butterflies and bears, all brought to life by full-color photographs and charming illustrations.  In the tradition of Black Dog's best-selling Child's Introduction books, which include The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky, A Child's Introduction to Natural History introduces readers ages 8 to 12 to the fascinating wonders of our natural world. Highlighting every kingdom of life--plants, bacteria, mammals, birds, amphibians, insects, rocks and minerals--the book is also full of charming and witty illustrations by Meredith Hamilton plus 30 photographs throughout.  The book delves into topics like geology; prehistoric times, including fossils and dinosaurs; how animals move and fly; evolution; biomes; and more. Sidebars throughout offer biographies of naturalists like Charles Darwin, Mary Anning, Thomas Henry Huxley. 

Heather Alexander has written numerous books for children and young adults including previous titles in this series, A Child's Introduction to the World, A Child's Introduction to Greek Mythology, and A Child's Introduction to Art. She is a former book editor and lives in Basking Ridge, NJ.

Meredith Hamilton is a former art director at Newsweek and Time and the illustrator of all of the books in Black Dog’s “Child’s Introduction To…” series. She lives in New York City.

AVAILABLE JUNE 2016 FROM: 

IndieBound
Amazon
Barnes & Noble