Outside (Paperback)

Exploring Nature

By Maria Ana Peixe Dias, Ines Teixeira do Rosario, Bernardo P. Carvalho (Illustrator)

Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 9781786031617, 176pp.

Publication Date: July 5, 2018

List Price: 16.99*
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What are stars made of?
Why is the ocean blue?
How are rainbows created?

Whether you live in the country or the city, nature is still all around you, so what are we waiting for? It's time to jump off the couch and discover the world that awaits you on your doorstep. Learn about the formation of the Earth, how the weather works, and what causes volcanoes and earthquakes with this comprehensive book, created in collaboration with a team of experts.

â??Suggestions for activities and many illustrations to help the whole family get started, leave the house, and go out to discover – or simply admire – the amazing world that exists outside.

About the Author

Born in Portugal in 1976, MARIA ANA PEIXE DIAS received her PhD in Biology from the University of Lisbon, before migrating for a short time to Great Britain to work with BirdLife International, the world's largest nature conservation partnership. Since her early childhood, Maria has showed a particular interest in the insects and plants taking over the suburban gardens and vacant plots of her local neighbourhood.

Born in Lisbon in 1973, BERNARDO P. CARVALHO attended the College of Fine Arts of Lisbon, and later co-founded the children's publishing company, Planeta Tangerina. He has since created more than twenty books for children and won several prestigious awards for his illustrations.

Praise For Outside: Exploring Nature

Anyone looking for a resource to spark your students’ curiosity about the outdoors will delight [...] Exploring Nature is a fun guide that begins with a brief historical perspective before moving on to helpful ideas for places to explore, important things to know, and what to take with you. [...] Will impress any teacher hoping to encourage budding naturalists or scientists. The curriculum connections are varied and abundant. School librarians will definitely want to add this to their collection. Highly Recommended.
- School Library Connection