Paperback edition of this beautifully illustrated, prize-winning, non-fiction book about shells, nests, mounds, bowers, galleries, dens and lodges - all the remarkable and complex structures that animals around the world build to shelter themselves and their young.
A wombat scoops and sweeps with powerful paws to dig an underground maze.
A titmouse winds and weaves grasses to build a sturdy padded nest...with a drawbridge.
Animal Architects shows creatures that tunnel, bore wood, weave, and mould clay; animals that adjust for temperature and comfort, make bolt holes for times of danger, store food for their offspring. It celebrates the engineers and architects of the animal world.
Nicholson's books have been recognized in the Eve Pownall award 9 times in 9 years, his books have also won Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing, the Wilderness Society's Environment Award and WA Premier's Literature awards.
John Nicholson is an award-winning author with a passion for the built and natural environment. He originally trained as an architect, and has built his own environment-friendly home in the Australian bush. He relishes the detailed research that goes into his books. He is renowned for his attractive and accurate illustration. Many of his books have been shortlisted in the CBC Awards and four of them, Animal Architects, A Home among the Gum Trees, The First Fleet and Fishing for Islands have won the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books.