Using simple words accompanied by plenty of photos, maps and fact boxes, and drawing on the latest scientific research, the award-winning author of The Big Picture Book explores the effects of changing climate on environments around the world.
'This enjoyable book is an important primer for children interested in the environment.' - Tim Flannery
Our Earth is a remarkable place. We need to celebrate its diverse and complex beauty, and save it for future generations.
With stunning images and a child-friendly text based on the latest scientific research, The Big Picture Book of Environments explores the effects of changing climate on environments around the world, including the great rivers, deserts, Arctic regions, cities, abyssal depths and forests.
Dr John Long is Head of Sciences at Museum Victoria. His previous publication, The Big Picture Book, won a Wilderness Society Award and an award for Excellence in Educational Publishing, and was shortlisted for a Children's Book Council of Australia award.
Praise for The Big Picture Book
'A gem for fact-hungry kids.' Good Reading
'The ultimate reference for any budding scientist.' Herald Sun
'Lucid, spare and lyrical...encourages people of any age to both understand the facts and marvel at the mystery and magnificence of evolution.' Reading Time
Shortlisted in the non-fiction category of the Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature
Shortlisted in the Australian Educational Publishing Awards 2009
John Long began collecting fossils when he was seven and he found his first dinosaur bones near Inverloch, Victoria, when he was a university student. Since then he has travelled around the world on fossil expeditions.
John now lives in Melbourne with his wife, Heather. One of his favourite hobbies is martial arts - he has a black belt in karate!
John was for many years Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology at the Museum of Western Australia. He is now Head of Sciences at Museum Victoria.