Nick Crane Barefoot Books World Atlas

ISBN 13: 9781846867019

Barefoot Books World Atlas

 
9781846867019: Barefoot Books World Atlas

Divided by geographical region, the Barefoot Books World Atlas looks at the way in which communities and cultures across the world have been shaped by their natural environment, and at the ideas and initiatives which are shaping the future. An atlas for the twenty-first century, it shows how all parts of the planet are interconnected and looks at the challenges which face us all in creating a sustainable future. About this title: -Global book and app launch. -App developed in partnership with Touchpress, market leaders in app publication and creators of the bestselling The Elements and Solar System apps. -Introduction includes the story of the solar system and the history of map-making. -Maps of regions and oceans bring faraway places to life, with illustrated geographical and architectural features, people plants and wildlife, from oil fields to Buddhist monks to the Amazon Rainforest. -Fold-out booklets reveal fascinating facts about each region.

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Nick Crane is a cartographer, explorer, writer and well-loved television presenter. As a child, Nick explored the Norfolk countryside armed with a bicycle and a map; ever since, he has been journeying the world. In 1992-3, he walked 10,000 kilometers across Europe, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Black Sea. He lives with his family in London. David Dean is a full-time illustrator who travels the world from the comfort of his own studio. He paints in a room surrounded by books from many different cultures, which inspire his exotic and colourful work. In his spare time, David enjoys walking and taking photographs of the countryside near his house in Cheshire.

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World Atlas, written by Nick Crane, illustrated by David Dean, and recently released by children s publisher Barefoot Books, is an unconventional beauty. --The Boston Globe

This fresh and informative atlas offers engaging, fact-filled overviews of Earth s oceans and continents. Mini-books, flaps, and sidebars address topics ranging from People and Places to Transport. Dean s maps are crowded with warmly illustrated people, animals, places, and objects that represent particular areas of the world Ukraine is distinguished by a Cossack dancer and ornately decorated pysanka, and a ring-tailed lemur appears in Madagascar. With its emphasis on sustainability, interconnectedness, and diversity, the book offers young armchair travelers and globe-trotters much to discover. Includes a removable world map. --Publishers Weekly

Broken down into major regions and illustrated with images characteristic of the area, this atlas of maps makes navigating the world s terrain a pleasure. Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, for instance, boasts pictures of the Vokstok Station, Adelie penguins, and a dog-sled team, plus krill and cruise ships. A facing page includes encyclopedic info on climate and weather, wildlife, and natural resources. Traversing Europe, North Africa, and the rest of the globe unearths equal charms. Ages nine to twelve. --Foreword Magazine

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