Our favourite books about this Earth, others and how to save them...

There are loads of amazing books about people who help the environment, endangered animal species or our solar system. Here are some of our favourites.

Earth Heroes by Lily Dyu

When faced with climate change, you can easily feel as if nothing you do makes a difference. This book shows twenty of the people that changed the world ; from Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough to Yin Yuzhen and Isatou Ceesay, each tale is a beacon of hope in the fight for the future of our planet.

"This book was very different to my usual reading genre but it was still fantastic. Lily Dyu explained biographies of different climate heroes really well and it was a really enjoyable read!"

Continental Drift by Martin Ince

This book shows how the continents have changed over time and how that has influenced the world we live in today ; from the Devonian Era to the Jurassic Period, to form the world as we know it! It also talks about the formation of Earth, the beginning of Land and the present day.

"Tectonic plates and other occurences that happen over millions of years are fascinating. This book really brought to life how incredible they really are."

Holes by Jonathan Litton

In this book, you discover a hidden world. A fascinating book of holes from burrows and boreholes to subways and sinkholes to the mythical and mysterious to household and human holes. You find all about natural holes like fractures or blue holes, what makes a hole a hole and how they shape the world.

"Holes can be natural or man made, but Jonathan Litton made a real impact with this book. All the different holes explained and I understood them in a matter of minutes."

The Earth Book by Jonathan Litton

In this wonderful book about the Earth readers can marvel at the physical planet, travel back in time to primordial Earth, explore all branches of the tree of life,

discover habitats from oceans to deserts, learn how the weather works and take a tour of the human planet from the Maasai steppe to Manhattan.

"Jonathan Litton makes things that seem pointless and boring so fun to learn about. In the Earth book it isn't just the information but the layout and pictures are all too beautiful."

Myth Atlas by Thiago de Moraes

This book is a bit different to the other ones we've mentioned so far. It's all about mythical worlds, fairy spirits and legend monsters. An atlas of mythology, this book shows how twelve cultures saw the world. For some, it was a giant tree or an upside-down mountain, while others believed they were living on the back of a giant turtle! Prepare to be amazed as you travel the world and discover what cultures such as the Greeks, Egyptians, Hindus, Norse, Polynesian, Aztecs, believed.

"Myths are fascinating. So many of the stories we now know are based around the ancient myths our ancestors once told. This atlas is charming and incredibly well presented, including all the different worlds to delve into."

Otherworlds by Micheal Benson

Using black and white pictures sent by exploring spacecrafts and colouring them, Micheal Benson gives us a ride through our solar system, showing is the planets and the Sun as though we could see them with our own eyes.

"Our solar system is unimaginable. Too huge and transfixing to ever fully comprehend, but this book makes the universe we live in seem ever so slightly smaller and closer to home. "

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