Discover Earth's most amazing natural phenomena in this adventure around the globe, including a glow-in-the-dark poster. Follow two intrepid explorers as they witness the Southern Lights, marvel in wonder at glow worm caves, go hunting for moonbows, and dodge volcanic lightning. A perfect book for young explorers. Turn off the light to see the 640 × 296 mm tear-out poster glow, featuring the stages of a solar eclipse. The book’s cover glows in the dark too! (Be sure to charge them in the light first.) Each spread features an enchanting illustration of a different natural phenomenon animated by a description of the science behind it, told in exciting prose. Fact boxes call out more information. The wonderful things you’ll see:
Dirty thunderstorms, (lightning and volcano) Chile
Meteor showers, UK
Moonbows, Niagra Falls
Phosphorescent forests in Western Ghats, India
Yosemite firefall in the USA
Bioluminescent fish in the deep sea
Double rainbows, Los Angeles
Blue sulfur rivers, Indonesia
A super blood wolf moon, Athens, Greece
Light poles, (freezing fog) Canada
Southern lights, Australia
Poster: Solar eclipse
CORNELIA LI is a Chinese born illustrator currently based in Toronto, Canada. Her clients include: New York Times, Chicago Readers, PBS Newshour, Reader's Digest Canada.
Katy Flint is an author, editor and musician, based in London. She studied violin at the University of Southampton, before moving into the children's book world. She is the author of the best-selling sound book The Story Orchestra: The Nutcracker, and has worked on many other non-fiction titles – from human bodies to dinosaurs.