Penguin/Random House on their DK imprint, it's 288 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats. As almost always with DK's offerings, I was blown away by the detailed, clear, and solidly expert photography. Every photo is well rendered and easy to follow. The supportive text is also clear and accessible.
is a well written, factual, science based introduction to biology
aimed at middle grades and up. The book introduces basic concepts
starting with the scientific method and critical thinking skills,
through building up concepts from cells, respiration, transport and respiration, enzymes, plant science, human physiology and nutrition, organ systems, a good solid introduction to genetics and biotechnology, ecology, climate science, and health science topics.
graphics and formatting are top notch. There are color sidebars with
explanatory details and side information. "Key Facts" sidebars also give
bullet lists of salient points in easily remembered and digested one
sentence capsules of information. Photographs and explanations cover all
the concepts from cellular anatomy to ecosystems and sustainability models.
now that remote & self study have become so important, this would
make a worthy addition to the student's home library. This book and its
sister volume are written under the auspices of the Smithsonian.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.