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The Who, What, Why of Zoology: The Incredible Science of the Animal Kingdom (Hardcover)

The Who, What, Why of Zoology: The Incredible Science of the Animal Kingdom By Jules Howard, Lucy Letherland (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jules Howard, Lucy Letherland (Illustrator)
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What's your favorite animal fact? Have you ever wondered who discovered it in the first place? Chances are, it was a zoologist!

Join the scientists uncovering the secrets of the animal kingdom in this funny, fact-packed introduction to zoology. The Who, What, Why of Zoology is an exciting first book on this fascinating field of science. From the deepest oceans to Himalayan valleys, zoologists explore far and wide to better understand the worlds of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and nearly anything else that can walk, fly, or swim!

Not only is this book filled with up-to-the-minute facts about your favorite animals, but it also goes behind the scenes and out in the field to show how real zoologists find out more about the creatures we know, and even discover new ones.

Each chapter dives into a different real-world environment to observe the animals that live there, then fills the scene with zoologists to explore how this exciting science actually works. Then, turn the page to learn about the modern mysteries to which scientists are still searching for answers. Every page is bursting with facts you've never heard before, as well as plenty of funny detail to keep you searching for hours.

With chapters including:
  • Tropical Reefs
  • Arctic Tundra
  • Deserts
  • Rainforests
  • Deep Oceans
... and many more!

The Who, What, Why of Zoology is the perfect introduction to an important STEM topic for readers aged 6-9, combining expertise from zoologist author Jules Howard with vibrant and humor-filled illustrations from Lucy Letherland. Bring science to life with this one-of-a-kind animal book!

About the Author

Jules Howard is an author, zoology correspondent, and science presenter. As well as writing regularly for The Guardian and BBC Wildlife Magazine, Jules appears regularly on TV and radio, including BBC Breakfast. He has written numerous books for both adults and children on the natural world. 

LUCY LETHERLAND is an illustrator based in London. She graduated from Manchester School of Art in 2011 with a First Class BA (Hons) in illustration with animation. Lucy’s work is strongly led by humor and narrative, creating a playful, graphic quality. Atlas of Adventures was Lucy’s first book for children, and the series has since grown to include Atlas of Animal AdventuresAtlas of Adventures: Wonders of the World, Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures, Atlas of Ocean Adventures, Atlas of Adventures: Activity Fun Pack, Atlas of Adventures: Travel Edition, and Atlas of Record-Breaking Adventures.

Praise For…

“A good read for kids and adults alike.”How It Works, How It Works

The Who, What and Why of Zoology offers some great science, introducing the fascinating world of animals and also its many mysteries that we are still seeking to understand.” —Armadillo Magazine

'a useful summary of zoology and why it is relevant.'The School Librarian

Product Details
ISBN: 9780711277069
ISBN-10: 0711277060
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
Publication Date: April 4th, 2023
Pages: 80
Language: English