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Invisible Nature: A Secret World Beyond our Senses


FORMAT: Hardcover PRICE: £12.99 PAGES: 40 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 09/04/2020 ISBN: 9781910959671

Invisible Nature: A Secret World Beyond our Senses

Catherine Barr, illus by Anne Wilson

Otter-Barry Books

The first book for younger children to explain the hidden forces of sight, sound, touch and smell that lie beyond our senses – but affect our lives, and are used by many different kinds of animalWe all know about the five senses: sight, sound, smell and taste. But there are sounds no human ear can hear, scents no-one can smell, colours our eyes cannot detect, waves of radiation that pass right through us without our noticing ... but known and used by many different animal species. They have their dangers as well as their uses, but are vital to all life on Earth. This fascinating unseen and secret world is revealed in Catherine Barr's latest book.

Understanding these hidden forces enables us to use them in many ways, from photographing babies not yet born, to doors that automatically open, or tracking migratory animals. But many animals also use them. They help cats to catch mice, elephants to find mates, vampire bats to find victims. Ants 'talk' by exchanging smells. Indeed, without 'Invisible Nature', life on Earth would not exist at all.

Selling points

  • A brilliant exploration of the unseen but immensely powerful natural forces that govern life on our planet.
  • The first book for younger children to cover this important and compelling topic.
  • A fascinating combination of natural history andscientific principles.
  • Clearly explained in a fun way, using the lives of animals to explain the science.


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