Synopses & Reviews
Art and science mingle in Julia Rothman's fascinating visual tour of the natural world. If you've ever wanted to see how mountains are formed or wondered about the life cycle of a mushroom or the different types of feathers on a bird, you'll delight in exploring Rothman's drawings, diagrams, and dissections. Her spirited exploration of earth and water, flora and fauna will open your eyes to new views of nature's wonders.
See the world in a new way! Acclaimed illustrator Julia Rothman celebrates the diverse curiosities and beauty of the natural world in this exciting new volume. With whimsically hip illustrations, every page is an extraordinary look at all kinds of subjects, from mineral formation and the inside of a volcano to what makes sunsets, monarch butterfly migration, the ecosystem of a rotting log, the parts of a bird, the anatomy of a jellyfish, and much, much more.
About the Author
Julia Rothman works from her studio in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002. Her clients include Chronicle Books, Target, Anthropologie, Crate & Barrel, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, Urban Outfitters, The Metropolitan Transit Authority, The Land of Nod, Kashi, Design*Sponge, Food and Wine, New York Magazine, and Victoria&’s books.
Table of Contents
Really Moving - Layers of the Earth - Minerals - The Rock Cycle - Fossils - Landforms - Mountains - North American Landscapes - Field Succession - Loose Landscape Painting
Up in the Atmosphere - Predicting Weather - The Water Cycle - Storms - Why Are All The Snowflakes Different? - Rainbows - Sunsets - Phases of the Moon - Constellations
Anatomy of a Flower - Anatomy of a Bee - Anatomy of a Butterfly - Metamorphosis - Plants That Attract Butterflies - Beautiful Butterflies - Colorful Moths - Sedges, Rushes, Grasses - Grazing Edibles - Incredible Insects and Bugs Abounding - Spectacular Spiders - Anatomy of an Ant
Take a Hike
Anatomy of a Deciduous Tree - Anatomy of a Trunk - Leaf Identification - North American Trees - Beautiful Bark - Some Flowers, Cones, Seeds, and Fruits of Trees - Printing Patterns - Anatomy of a Fern - Pretty, Pretty Lichen - Mysterious Mosses - Waterbears - Mycelium - Anatomy of a Mushroom - Marvelous Mushrooms - Rotting Log - Foraging in the Forest
Animals in the Neighborhood - Anatomy of a Bat - Common North American Bats - Tree Squirrels - Ground Squirrels - The Lyme Bacteria Cycle - Grizzly Bear vs. Black Bear - The Animal Underground - Snakes - Lizards - Wild Cats - Wild Dogs - Animals with Antlers...and Horns - Aquatic Mammals - Outstanding Adaptations - Marine Mammals
A Little Bird Told Me
Anatomy of a Bird - A Bevy of Birds - Kinds of Feathers - Birdcalls - A Variety of Nests - Extraordinary Eggs - Intriguing Bird Behavior - Birds of Prey - Owls - Big Birds - A Variety of Beaks - Water Birds
Head Above Water
Water Bodies - Ecosystem of a Pond - A Few Freshwater Fish - Life Cycle of a Salmon - Water Bugs - Toad vs. Frog - Life Cycle of a Frog - Tidal Zone Ecosystem - Fantastic Saltwater Fish - Anatomy of a Jellyfish - On the Sand - Seashells by the Seashore - Some Seaweed - Harvesting, Processing, and Eating Seaweed
A Note about Conservation