How We Are Connected to the Universe
This Phenomenal Life is an entertaining educational book, on ways we are connected to the universe. It’s full of facts on how we share our world with other species and the natural world. From vast galaxies above to miniature microbes within, humans are organically connected to the complex cycles and mysterious processes of our universe.
The first page has an illustration of a jellyfish (nature) and can-opener (not nature!) Every atom of our body is made of remnants of stars and explosions in the galaxies. And we share the same biochemical basis of life: from a single-celled amoeba to a blue whale.
Subjects covered include:
- The Big Bang
- Plant neurotransmitters
- Insect husbandry
- Hidden water footprints
- Swirling currents
- Dark skies dotted with stars
- Riotous flowers
This book likes in the ever-disappearing intersection between beauty and truth. Every single person I know would love it to pieces. Ella Frances Sanders
I have a new favourite book in the universe. It explodes with the wonders of creation, and the beauty of being alive. Rainn Wilson
Misha Maynerick Blaise is a superbly talented writer and artist, who lives in Texas (USA) where she runs a green building company with her husband. Is there no end to this woman’s talent?!
Notes for Living on Planet Earth
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth is a highly-reviewed gorgeous book that combines instilling a fascinating for the natural world for children, with protecting our climate and animals. Winner of several awards, your child will adore this book.
Insightfully sweet, this book created for the author’s son describes the planet’s terrain (bumpy, sharp, wet), space (it’s big!) and a guide to all humanity (don’t be fooled, we are all people).
A Book of Nature Anatomy
Nature Anatomy is a beautiful book about the natural world. Ecological writer Satish Kumar once wrote that unless you know Nature, you can’t love her. So this book can inspire anyone to look after nature, once they learn about Her. From the anatomy of a jellyfish to the inside of a volcano, from monarch butterfly migration to how sunsets work, these whimsical illustrators paired with education means there is no more fun way to learn.
A Book of Ocean Anatomy
Ocean Anatomy dives deep into the wonders of the sea. Visit shorelines, the open ocean and below the waves, for this artistic exploration of the watery universe. Discover how the world’s oceans formed, why the sea is salty and the forces behind oceanic phenomena like rogue waves. The book features colourful anatomical profiles of sea creatures from crustacean to cetacean, surveys of seafaring vessels and lighthouses, and the impact of plastic and warming water temperatures.
Science Books for Future Geniuses!
To help nature and the planet, we have to know it. These four books use simple text and fun illustrations by real Spanish scientist Carlos Pazos, who likes to make science easy to understand, even for the smallest scientists. To show how good he is, these books look not just interesting for adults, but educational too. By the time your children have read them – they likely will know more than you ever did!
Genetics for Smart Kids is a book by Little Doctor Valentina who with the help of her adorable puppy, explains genetics (no animal experiments here: see the post on humane research). With her handy microscope, Valentina explains cells parts, DNA and genes (like why her puppy is yellow but his siblings are brown!) From nitrogen bases to chromosomes.
Quantum Physics for Smart Kids shrinks everyone down to the smallest size, discovering all about molecules, atoms, particles, photons and matter. Along with solids, liquids and gases. Physics class was never this interesting at school!