How did life begin? Is the earth moving beneath our feet? Why does it rain? Encompassing all of these questions and many more, this engaging and interactive book introduces the Earth’s cycles and encourages children to think for themselves about the impact of human actions on our world.
Winner of the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2011
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2011
Shortlisted for the SLA Information Book Award 2011.
"A fabulous interactive novelty book that enables hands-on exploration of our planet." Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
"How the World Works is not only ambitious but also remarkably successful. The colourful illustrations will appeal to scientists and non-scientists alike, and have allowed for the inclusion of a wealth of information without it all being too overwhelming . . . all in all, this is an appealing book containing fundamental knowledge about the world to which every child should have access.” Geographical Review, April 2010
"Perfect for both interested dipping and more applied reading." School Library Journal
"It is so refreshing to come across a science book for young people that is genuinely different. Recommended." Popular Science Review