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Invented by Animals

Meet the creatures who inspired our everyday technology

Christiane Dorion Gosia Herba



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01 April 2021
Often human scientists try and solve a problem or invent a new tool and they realise that animals have already invented it for them. In this book you will meet the animal inventors who have shared their super inventing powers to make amazing things for humans. We have invented ways of solving problems, making unbelievable materials, ways of getting around and working out how to survive on our own for millions of years. Sometimes when a human inventor gets stuck, they come to the animal kingdom to see if we can help them out. In this book you will meet the creme de la creme of animal innovators who have created or are in the process of inventing things that people use every day. Meet the shark who invented a pair of swimming shorts so fast, they were banned from the Olympic games. And meet the snail who has invented a house that stays cool inside even in the desert.
By:   Christiane Dorion
Illustrated by:   Gosia Herba
Imprint:   WIDE EYED
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 276mm,  Width: 235mm, 
ISBN:   9780711260658
ISBN 10:   0711260656
Pages:   80
Publication Date:   01 April 2021
Recommended Age:   From 7 to 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Christiane Dorion is an award-winning author and educational consultant. She has written a number of children's books about the natural world and has worked with WWF and other environmental organisations for over 30 years. You can visit her website at Gosia Herba is an illustrator and art historian originally from Poland. She's worked as an illustrator of children's books, graphic novels, magazines, music labels, and advertisements for over 12 years.

Reviews for Invented by Animals: Meet the creatures who inspired our everyday technology

'Packed full of information, it is extremely accessible and enticing, using humour and attractive illustrations to engage the reader from the moment they pick it up. [...] Completely absorbing, 'Invented by Animals' inspires a different way of looking at our amazing world!' * North Somerset Teacher's Book Award *

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