The Wonder World of Nature
Collins Pageant of Knowledge Series
Collins, 1960, colour and black and white photographic plates throughout, colour photographic frontispiece, illustrated endpapers, red colour dipped top fore edge, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to covers, edges and corners, no inscriptions, a little foxing to introductory pages and fore edges, price-clipped dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rips, rubbing, creasing, marking and small pieces missing (see photographs)
“This excellent book, filled with first rate material by leading authorities, written and presented in vivid, easily assimilated style, gives the young reader knowledge, facts, information and, at the same time, entertainment.
The Wonder World of Nature explores one aspect of man’s activities – his ever-deepening study of the natural world – and under this general heading specialists in their own fields have contributed vital chapters – Animals and Men, The Formation of the Stars, The Earth is Born, The Age of Mammals, etc.
Not least important section of the books’ contents is the many fine photographic illustrations which are truly magnificent and have been collected from world-wide sources. In addition to the many half-tone photographs there are four full pages and two double spreads in full colour.”