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CSIRO's A to Z of Biodiversity

Andrea Wild



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CSIRO Publishing
01 June 2021

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- From Aerogard (did you know it was given to Queen Elizabeth on her royal tour of 1963 before it was bottled and sold to the public?) to Zoology (how you could become a zoologist - though my favourite Z word was Zombie Worms who have no mouths but feed on whale bones deep on the ocean floor) this is a fun-filled and fact-laden tour through some of the fabulous topics and stories of Australia's unique biodiversity. Predominantly accompanied by photographs, there are also occasional illustrations for each of the 100 or so entries. A quirky and lively book which would hold the rapt interest of any budding young naturalist aged 7-11 but like all the best children's books, can inform and entertain adults as well!  Lindy

Prepare to be AmAZed! on this wild ride through Australia's biodiversity from A to Z!

Go on an amazing scientific journey through 100 topics inspired by the specimens and stories from CSIRO's National Research Collections Australia. This book is filled with fabulous facts about plants, animals, microbes and the scientists who study them.

Find out how new species get their names and discover an orchid that grows underground, identify a fly that looks like a bee, and explore strange fish that live in the deep sea.

AmAZed! CSIRO's A to Z of Biodiversity covers Australia's natural wonders and impressive discoveries for each letter of the alphabet, accompanied by engaging photos and illustrations. Get ready to encounter the Lost Shark, the phenomena of sea sparkle and zombie worms!

Reading level varies from child to child, but we recommend this book for ages 6-12.
By:   Andrea Wild
Imprint:   CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 215mm,  Width: 250mm,  Spine: 8mm
Weight:   422g
ISBN:   9781486313976
ISBN 10:   1486313973
Pages:   112
Publication Date:   01 June 2021
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Andrea Wild is a science writer at CSIRO. She works with the National Research Collections Australia, home to more than 15 million natural-history specimens, from tiny mosquitoes to huge sharks. Andrea's work helps publicise the scientists' important work. She has two sons, one who loves nature and one who loves experiments.

Reviews for AmAZed!: CSIRO's A to Z of Biodiversity

This is a marvellous dip-and-delve book that both teacher and student will find fascinating as they find something to accompany or satisfy their curiosity. A whole new world of discovery awaits. -- Barbara Braxton * The Bottom Shelf, 21 June 2021 *

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