See the world in a new way! Acclaimed illustrator Julia Rothman celebrates the diverse curiosities and beauty of the natural world in this exciting new volume. With whimsically hip illustrations, every page is an extraordinary look at all kinds of subjects, from mineral formation and the inside of a volcano to what makes sunsets, monarch butterfly migration, the ecosystem...more
It is an illustrated guide of the natural (mostly North American) world, and the art is colorful and whimsical. If you are looking for an in depth scientific discourse look elsewhere, but if you are interested in reawakening ...more
While I indeed was (at least originally, at least at first) very much looking forward to Julia Rothman's Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World, with my ageing eyes and my from this resulting issues to increasingly have rather massive visual issues with printed cursive writing of whatever size and thickness (and indeed even with hand-written cursive writing, as I increasingly am also having trouble reading and deciphering what I myself have ...more
Nature Anatomy was even better! It has the same beautiful artwork, but with a wider range of topics (which makes sense, since the natural world is so vast and varied). Much like Farm Anatomy, Nature Anatomy is about 60% illustration and 40% text, but the information in this book is more dense (and thus, more interesting).
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Lovely lovely illustrations. Which we loved.
Again a book to be used as a reference (there is a lot of illustrated facts just not written ones for older kids), for older kids it can be used as part of a unit.
We looked at some of the pages from this and Farm Anatomy , enjoyed the sketch and talked about what we saw.
Julia Rothman is your cool aunt. She takes you by the hand and tells you something cool about every single thing you encounter. She teaches you the names of the constellations, shows you how to make a seaweed face-mask or what all the different parts of a bird's face are called. She shows it all ...more
Thank you, Amy LV, for the recommendation!
This book is:
1. Colorful and joyful. Good art.
2. Displaying a curiosity about nature that is endearing.
3. Good for children. You should buy a copy for the child in you, as well.
This is not:
1. A book of science. The author even confesses: "It is about as fair to call this a 'nature book' as it is ...more
Julia Rothman grew up on City Island in the Bronx in NYC. Loved nature. Became a teenager. Forgot nature. Became an adult. Remembered nature. That’s the beginning of her introduction in a nutshell. Running around Prospect Park grew her curiosity in the world around her. This book is, in a way, HER nature book. It is not an all-encompassing book on all things nature. It merely covers a lot of bits of nature that you and your kids will find ...more