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Amazing Islands

By Sabrina Weiss
Illustrated by Kerry Hyndman

A fact-filled, colourful celebration of island life, achievements and diversity

Discover 100 of the planet’s most magical islands – their wildlife, trees, diversity, people, treasures and more – in this beautifully illustrated book. Islands are amazing. On the Galapagos islands, Charles Darwin learnt how bird species evolved over time. In China, there is a natural island that is home to an incredible giant bookshop. On the Norwegian island of Svalbard, there is a vault built into the mountainside that contains seeds of the world’s food plants to protect them in the event of a global crisis. South Georgia Island in the Atlantic Ocean has seen many scientific expeditions, including the journey of Sir Ernest Shackleton… There is lots more to discover in this stunning book that celebrates island life, achievements and diversity.

  • Celebrates island life, history, culture and diversity
  • First in a new series - Our Amazing World - that will include Rivers, Treasures and Animals
  • Includes fact files, rich illustrations, world map, lavish double gatefold spread, glossary and index

About the author

Originally from Switzerland, Sabrina Weiss is a London-based science communicator working for an environmental nonprofit and, here and there, as a freelance writer. She previously worked in the aviation and technology sectors, always tasked with presenting complex information in an engaging and understandable way. Sabrina holds an MSc in Communication Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is fluent in four European languages and is currently learning Arabic. Sabrina Weiss's first book, Ocean: Secrets of the Deep, was published by What on Earth Books in 2019.

About the illustrator

When she's not careering down slopes on her snowboard, Kerry Hyndman works from her South London studio creating rich, textured maps and illustrations. Her affinity for making blocky, abstract shapes take on a three dimensional lease of life with skilful layering has earned her a formidable client list including Bloomsbury, Faber and Faber and The Wall Street Journal.

ISBN: 9781912920150
Imprint: What on Earth Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: June 1, 2020
Dimensions: 260 x 280mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $34.99
New Zealand RRP: $37.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 02/06/20 at 01:19:49
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