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  • Published: 1 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780399580413
  • Imprint: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $45.00

The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth

Understanding Our World and Its Ecosystems



An illustrated journey through the world's ecosystems that chronicles the plants and animals that live there and explains how they--and planet Earth--work, from the New York Times best-selling author of Women in Science.

An illustrated tour of the planet exploring ecosystems large and small, from reefs, deserts, and rainforests to a single drop of water—from the New York Times bestselling author of Women in Science.

Making earth science accessible and entertaining through art, maps, and infographics, The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth explains how our planet works—and how we can protect it—from its diverse ecosystems and their inhabitants, to the levels of ecology, the importance of biodiversity, the cycles of nature, and more. Science- and nature-loving readers of all ages will delight in this utterly charming guide to our amazing home.

  • Published: 1 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780399580413
  • Imprint: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $45.00

About the author

Rachel Ignotofsky

RACHEL IGNOTOFSKY is a New York Times-bestselling author, illustrator, designer. She graduated from Tyler School of Art’s graphic design program and formerly worked as a senior designer and illustrator at Hallmark Greetings. Rachel and her work have been featured in many print and online media outlets such as Babble, the Huffington Post, Scientific American, and Buzzfeed. She is the author of The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth, Women in Science, Women in Sports, and I Love Science.

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Praise for The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth

Praise for Women in Science: "The illustrations are gorgeous, irresistible whimsy. . . . Here are women who dared, who pioneered, who took risks and changed the world. . . . I can't wait to wrap this book up and give it to my granddaughter Gus the moment she's old enough." --Mary Roach "Ignotofsky's profiles of diverse female scientists is a great addition to the shelf of any student, of any age." --Hope Jahren, author of Lab Girl "The must-read, girl-power STEM book." --InStyle.com "A beautifully curated collection of personal narratives from female scientists from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines, with a dash of whimsy thrown in." --Upworthy "I applaud Ignotofsky and her publisher for telling these important stories about women through such a rich, visual medium. The world needs more books like this." --ScientificAmerican.com's Symbiartic "An illustrated homage to some of the most influential and inspiring women in STEM. . . .Ignotofsky captures the heartbreaking inequalities that only amplify the impressiveness of these women's feats." --Maria Popova, BrainPickings.org

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