Subtitle: Soil, Sand and Other Stuff
By: Royal Horticultural Society
Genre: YNPG - Gardening (Children's / Teenage)
Published by: Dorling Kindersley
Published: 31 Mar 2020
ISBN: 9780241412459


Did you know that worm poo in soil helps plants grow? Find out why, and many more amazing facts about the underground world in this new nature book, perfect for 7-9 year olds. This book takes you under the surface and explores the diverse wonders of the mysterious world hidden underground.

Encounter incredible creatures that could be from another planet, including the star-faced mole and worms as big as snakes, and marvel at the mind-boggling size of the humongous fungus - the biggest organism in the world. This journey into the Earth is also a journey back in time, as prehistoric fossils tell a story of creatures who lived millions of years ago. Discover all the stuff you never knew about the world under your feet, from what exactly soil is made of to the creepy crawly creatures who make it their home.

Learn how one handful of ordinary soil contains more organisms than there are people on Earth, and carry out experiments using dirt from your back garden. Soil is essential to life on Earth, and this book explains exactly how it impacts different areas of our lives - from the link between soil and climate change, to growing the food that we eat, and why we need to protect the ground. It celebrates the diversity of natural landscapes across the world, both the similarities and the fascinating differences.

Under Your Feet offers you the opportunity to expand your knowledge of the natural world and soil-dwelling creatures big and small. Bursting with colourful illustrations and photography, this is the perfect book for budding young geologists and anyone who is curious about the ground we walk on.

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