Embark on a mind-expanding journey across the planet! Divided by geographical region, the Barefoot Books World Atlas looks at the way in which communities and cultures across the world have been shaped by their natural environment, and at the ideas and initiatives which are shaping the future. An atlas for the twenty-first century, it shows how all parts of the planet are interconnected and looks at the challenges which face us all in creating a sustainable future. Maps of regions and oceans bring faraway places to life, with illustrated geographic and architectural features, people, plants and wildlife, from oil fields to rainforest. Fold-out booklets and panels reveal fascinating facts about each region. Also features a pull-out map.
Awards: Picture Book of the Year Shortlist and Junior Design Awards
Hardcover: 52 pages
Dimensions: 22.5 x 1.5 x 30 cm
“Budding geographers will relish World Atlas by Nick Crane and David Dean, whose cheerful illustrations and infectious enthusiasm for our miraculous planet is underscored by lift-the-flap facts about countries’ history, industry and ecology.” —The Times
“One of the most appealing of this year s books is non-fiction; the Barefoot Books World Atlas by Nick Crane (illustrated by David Dean), which is full of fascinating, slightly alternative details…will make your children yearn for foreign climes, occupy them on the way there, and give them an inkling about what to do when they arrive.” —Telegraph
Written by: Nick Crane
Illustrated by: David Dean
About the author:
Nick Crane is a cartographer, explorer, writer and well-loved television presenter. As a child, Nick explored the Norfolk countryside armed with a bicycle and a map; ever since, he has been journeying the world. In 1992-3, he walked 10,000 kilometers across Europe, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Black Sea. He lives with his family in London.
About the illustrator:
David Dean is a full-time illustrator who travels the world from the comfort of his own studio. He paints in a room surrounded by books from many different cultures, which inspire his exotic and colourful work. In his spare time, David enjoys walking and taking photographs of the countryside near his house in Cheshire.