Animal Architects
by Nicholson John (9781865089553)

Animal Architects
 
Nicholson John
Release Date: 01 April 2003
Format: Hardback
Pages: 32
Category: Children's, Young Adult & Educational
Publisher: A&U Children's
ISBN: 9781865089553



A beautifully illustrated non-fiction book about shells, nests, mounds, bowers, galleries, dens and lodges - all the remarkable and complex structures that animals around the world build to shelter themselves and their young. The author/illustrator, John Nicholson, is highly regarded for his imaginative and holistic information books for children.
WINNER: CBCA Book of the Year, Eve Pownell Award for Information Books, 2004..A wombat scoops and sweeps with powerful paws to dig an underground maze...A potter wasp sculpts damp clay to make a dainty lidded jar with a snack inside...A titmouse winds and weaves grasses to build a sturdy padded nest.with a drawbridge...Animal Architects shows creatures that can tunnel, bore wood, weave, and mould clay; animals that can adjust for temperature and comfort, make boltholes for times of danger, store food for their offspring. It celebrates the engineers and architects of the animal world...John Nicholson is an award-winning author with a special interest in built and natural environments.

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