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Natural Wonders of the World By Molly Oldfield

Natural Wonders of the World by Molly Oldfield

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Join a breathtaking adventure to explore our planet's natural wonders!

Natural Wonders of the World Summary

Natural Wonders of the World: Discover 30 marvels of Planet Earth by Molly Oldfield

Set off on a journey of discovery in this beautiful photographic celebration of the natural world.

From firefly squid glowing against the night sky in Japan to a Mexican cave filled with the largest crystals ever found, you'll discover the stories and science behind these wonders, the threats they now face and the efforts taking place to save them. How did the Grand Canyon come to be? Where is the most electric place on Earth? And what can we do to protect the Great Barrier Reef?

Both a stunning tour of the planet we call home, and an overview of some of the biggest environmental problems of today, Natural Wonders of the World is the perfect gift for anyone who loves exploring the great outdoors.

About Molly Oldfield

Molly Oldfield (Author)
Molly Oldfield studied Modern History at Oxford before becoming a writer and researcher on the BBC television show QI. She has worked on a string of bestselling QI books, wrote a weekly QI column for the Daily Telegraph and researched the BBC4 radio show The Museum of Curiosity.

Federica Bordoni (Illustrator)
Federica Bordoni is an Italian freelancer illustrator and graphic designer who lives and works in Trento, Italy.
She spends time looking for ideas and concepts to be translated into images. In her works, she tries to transmit the essence of an idea, condensing it in a visual metaphor.

Table of Contents

  • 4: Introduction
  • 6: Cave of Giants (Fingal's Cave, Scotland)
  • 8: The Show-offs (Birds of Paradise, New Guinea)
  • 10: Earth Meets Sky (Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia)
  • 12: The Islands of Sci-fi (Socotra Archipelago, Yemen)
  • 14: Penguin Central (Zavodovski Island, South Sandwich Islands)
  • 16: Curtains of Light (Aurora Borealis, The North)
  • 18: Volcanic Wilderness (Yellowstone National Park, USA)
  • 20: Gleaming Shards (Cave of Crystals, Mexico)
  • 22: Wet and Dry (Namib Desert, Angola, Namibia and South Africa)
  • 24: Coastal Invaders (Christmas Island crabs, Christmas Island; Firefly squid, Japan)
  • 26: Nature's Cradle (Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania)
  • 28: Island of Rock (Uluru, Australia)
  • 30: Safe Haven (Seal Island, South Africa)
  • 32: Heights of Grandeur (Giant Forest, USA)
  • 34: One of a Kind (Animals of Madagascar)
  • 36: Devil's Throat (Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil)
  • 38: Scarlet Waters (Lake Natron, Tanzania)
  • 40: Lungs of the Planet (Amazon Basin, South America)
  • 42: Tortoise Sanctuary (Aldabra, Seychelles)
  • 44: A River Makes Its Mark (Grand Canyon, USA)
  • 46: Rainforest of the Ocean (Great Barrier Reef, Australia)
  • 48: Everlasting Storm (Catatumbo lightning, Venezuela)
  • 50: Land of the Ice Giants (Eisriesenwelt, Austria)
  • 52: The Flutter of 200 Million Wings (Monarch butterfly migration, North America)
  • 54: Trail of Blossom (Sakura Zensen, Japan)
  • 56: Prehistoric Forest (Gondwana Rainforest, Australia)
  • 58: The Eye of the Sea (Great Blue Hole, Belize)
  • 60: Glowing Caves (Waitomo Caves, New Zealand)
  • 62: Index

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Natural Wonders of the World: Discover 30 marvels of Planet Earth by Molly Oldfield
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