This beautiful atlas is a celebration of the unusual events, objects and people that make our world such a fascinating place. Living on the planet are more than 7 billion people, all with their own interests, traditions and ways of life. And the extraordinary scenery - from the icy poles to scorching hot deserts, lush tropical rainforests, giant rocky caves and canyons, remarkable rivers, lakes and seas, also provides a home to a phenomenally wide range of different animals and plants. This unbelievable round-the-world adventure will take you through all of the planet's continents and countries, and on the way you'll get to see just how diverse the world can be. The beautifully illustrated maps feature key aspects, such as borders, capital cities and major rivers, and are perfect for engaging young readers. Discover facts and stats about the country or region and get up close and personal with some of Earth's most mysterious and unusual creatures, places, objects and events in this beautiful world atlas for children and adults alike. Are you ready to see our amazing world in a whole new light?
Atlas of Oddities is an absorbing, gift atlas that will delight young and old fans of Maps and Atlas of Adventures. Great for young explorers aged 7 and up. Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of books for children and adults including the astonishing Dead or Alive, the creepy Book of Bad Things and the brain mangling Think Again and Eye Benders. He is passionate that books should entertain, inform and amaze whenever possible. A contributor to Encyclopedia Britannica, Clive's books have won School Library Association, PBS, Smithsonian and Times Educational Supplement, as well as the prestigious Royal Society Young People's Book Prize. Tracy Worrall produces a huge range of artwork using both digital and traditional media who has been exhibited in Berlin, London and Liverpool. She produced animations for an award-winning educational television series for the Discovery Channel. Tracy lives in Liverpool.