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Amazing Treasures

By David Long
Illustrated by MUTI

Discover 100 of the world's most extraordinary man made and natural treasures, objects and places

Discover 100 of the world’s most remarkable artefacts, most stunning artworks and most intriguing ruins in this beautifully illustrated book about Earth's treasures. Treasures both natural and manmade make an appearance in a tour which stretches across thousands of years and all around the globe. Discover sunken wrecks loaded with pirate gold, the abandoned tombs of the world's most powerful rulers and even meteorites – treasures from outer space! A central gatefold offers a close-up look at the wonders hidden within the Forbidden City in China, while Blue Peter award-winning author David Long also addresses contemporary topics such as our threatened natural wonders and the ownership of cultural treasures.

  • Explore history, culture, geology and the environment through treasures ancient and modern, manmade and from nature
  • Includes rich illustrations, world map, lavish double gatefold spread, glossary and index
  • Incredible facts and bite size information about all sorts of treasures, from priceless artworks to meteorites and moon rocks

About the author

David Long's engaging, imaginative and well-informed books reflect an unquenchable thirst for those events and personalities that illuminate the past. An author and writer since leaving a first class university with a second class degree, his work has appeared in the Sunday Times, in countless magazines and London’s Evening Standard. Whilst a columnist on the Sunday People, he created a popular cartoon strip which ran for several years in the weekend edition of the Times. He has also ghostwritten books for other authors – one of which won the Independent Publisher's Book Award - and for publishers in Britain and the US. Under his own name he continues to write the kind of stuff he likes to read – for both adults and children.

About the illustrator

MUTI is a creative studio founded in 2011, based in the city of Cape Town, South Africa. Their team of illustrators and designers are passionate about producing original and inspiring artwork, from lettering to icons, digital painting to animation. Muti have worked with various companies and publishers across the globe including Google, Time and Nobrow Press.

ISBN: 9781912920495
Imprint: What on Earth Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 3, 2021
Dimensions: 260 x 280mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $34.99
New Zealand RRP: $36.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 07/02/21 at 22:26:47
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