World of wonders: the most mesmerizing natural phenomena on earth.

World of wonders: the most mesmerizing natural phenomena on earth. Elisabeth Roman.
World of wonders: the most mesmerizing natural phenomena on earth.

New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2010. Octavo, oblong format, laminated boards, colour photographs.

Author Elisabeth Roman presents the natural world's wonders and records in a new, original format, beginning each story with a question (like, Whose heart beats the fastest? Does the snail really have millions of teeth?) and then describes, in detail that covers a two-page spread, over ninety world records. Young readers will learn about the natural world's exploits in different categories: height, growth, age, temperature, light, danger, weight, etc. Some other examples of topics covered: How does a squirrel manage to fly? Why do giraffes have the heaviest (in weight) heart?

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