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What on Earth?: 100 of Our Planet's Most Amazing New Species

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ISBN-13: 978-0452298149
ISBN-10: 0452298148
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About the Author

Quentin Wheeler is a longtime professor of entomology and founder of the International Institute for Species Exploration.
Sara Pennak manages the Institute’s reports and public outreach activities. Both authors live in Arizona.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Plume (April 30, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0452298148
  • ISBN-13: 978-0452298149
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.6 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,478,909 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Really a must have. This book is not only gorgeous and high quality color pics, but the information is the latest and up to date. It's told in an informative yet entertaining style. I can see this for young kids as well as adults. The book covers everything from animals to plants to newly discovered fossils. Quite amazing, great arm chair book!
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From a spider as big as dinner plate to a miniature jellyfish with a deadly sting, WHAT ON EARTH highlights some of the most unique species on the planet -- and they are all new to science! Each recently discovered plant or animal species is described through a paragraph of engaging text, a fact-box with basic information and supplemental photos.

Wheeler and Pennak have done an exceptional job of presenting important scientific concepts and issues (the history of taxonomy, the importance of biodiversity, the critical nature of sustainability) complemented by fun facts (like why an ant was named after Google). You'll flip through WHAT ON EARTH intending to just browse but it will suck you in and you'll read it from cover-to-cover. An obvious choice for all lovers of nature, with so many fun facts and beautiful photos,this book will also hook those who aren't so wild about the outdoors. Who knew there were so many crazy creatures still being discovered!
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By Az Girl on January 4, 2014
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This amazing book reminds us just how amazing the world is! Beautiful photos in a well done easy to read presentation.
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Stunning new book that celebrates the beauty and diversity of life on earth. Photographs of new species described in the first part of this century are amazing
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