COVID-19 Response at Fishpond

Read what we're doing...

11 Explorations into Life on Earth
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

Promotional Information

The second in a series of books in association with the Royal Institution on their world-renowned Christmas Lectures, this time exploring the secrets of the natural world - with a foreword by Sir David Attenborough.

About the Author

Dr Helen Scales is a marine biologist, broadcaster and writer, appearing regularly on BBC Radio 4, Sky News and the BBC World Service. She is also scientific advisor to the charity Sea Changers, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a tutor at the University of Cambridge. Her most recent book, Spirals in Time, was chosen as a book of the year by the Guardian, The Times and the Economist, and as Book of the Week on Radio 4.

Reviews

"A book to be appreciated by all ages." --Parents in Touch
"Effectively examines the seahorse's chameleon qualities, as well as the phenomenon of males giving birth-the only such instance in the animal kingdom. The author is also adept at delineating the seahorse's alleged healing powers, and she offers a fascinating study in the history of aquariums and the pursuit of 'queer fish' [...] the author makes a solid case for a rare and wondrous creature." --Kirkus on Poseidon's Steed
"A rewarding glimpse of another world, filled with strange and reclusive creatures . . . There is rich detail in all directions. One does not know what will come next. Often the descriptions made me see shafts of sunlight underwater, irradiating extraordinary places and creatures. That is just what the book does itself." --The Guardian on Spirals in Time
"A sprawling, ambitious underwater journey studded with fascinating tidbits." --New York Times Book Review on Eye of the Shoal
"The artwork is gloriously retro, echoing the original Ladybird house style but containing completely up to date information." --Shiny New Books on Octopuses
"A true natural history book, covering all aspects of the seahorse's involvement in the world [...] Scales is a marine biologist, and her fascination with the subject (she learned to scuba dive in order to observe this remarkable creature) shines through in her easy-to-read style and the way she uses the seahorse as a hook to discuss broader subjects [...] This is sure to appeal to both teens and readers interested in the natural world." --Library Journal on Poseidon's Steed
"Splendid . . . Scales clearly loves snails--she has done an elegant, excellent job of explaining her passion . . . she is a most able modern champion of molluscs." --New Scientist on Spirals in Time
"Scales's genuine appreciation and awe for fish are contagious. She continually entices the reader by introducing exciting aspects of fish in each chapter." --Science on Eye of the Shoal

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Books » Science » Nature » Animals
Home » Books » Science » Nature » Plants
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 8% commission by selling 11 Explorations into Life on Earth: Christmas Lectures from the Royal Institution (The RI Lectures) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top