Catherine Barr, Anne Wilson
There are sounds no human ear can hear, scents no-one can smell, colours our eyes cannot detect, waves of radiation that pass right through us without our noticing, but known and used by many different animal species. They have dangers as well as uses, but are vital to all life on Earth. This fascinating unseen and secret world is revealed in Catherine Barr’s latest book.
Fourteen colourful spreads display the impact on human and animal life of microwaves; ultra-violet and infra-red light; electromagnetic waves; ultrasound and infrasound and scents and smells beyond human detection. Understanding these hidden forces enables us to use them in many ways. But many animals also use them. They help cats to catch mice, elephants to find mates, vampire bats to find victims. Ants ‘talk’ by exchanging smells. Indeed, without ‘Invisible Nature’, life on Earth would not exist at all.
"Extremely well written and beautifully illustrated...this wonderful book will inspire the young to discover more about the invisible sights, silent sounds, odourless smells and mysterious forces used by nature but also by scientists, doctors and even the police. An excellent addition to any library and home." -- English 4-11 "Well illustrated by Anne Wilson in a clear, colourful and graphic style. This will be useful for browing and for finding out all sorts of interesting facts." -- Books for Keeps 4 star review "Lots of interesting facts...fascinating." * Armadillo * "The first book for younger children to attempt to explain the unseen but powerful natural forces that govern life on our planet. A fascinating combination of natural history and scientific principles." * Achuka - Book of the Day * "A book to fire curiosity and ignite the imagination of primary children." * Red Reading Hub * "If your little ones have inquisitive minds and a love for all things nature, the fascinating new book by Catherine Barr will light up their imaginations." * Discover Animals * "A fascinating look at how creatures use light, scent, sound and forces beyond human senses." -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller * "A stunningly visual non-fiction picture book for younger children, exploring the unseen but immensely powerful natural forces that govern life on our planet. A fascinating combination of natural history and scientific principles, using the lives of animals to explain it in a fun, clear way." * The Bookseller - Back to School *
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