One million oysters on top of the mountain
How did millions of oysters end up on top of a mountain? Did they climb up there? Did they rain down on it, carried by a storm? Are they simply a lot of rocks that, totally by accident, are shaped just like oysters? Earth has many secrets to tell and this highly acclaimed work leads us to the discovery of incredible mysteries that have been hidden in the depths of our planet for millions of years. The sea reached the mountains! Or rather, the mountains were at the bottom of the sea, and more, such as tectonic movements and geological layers. A very intricate story, basically, which this book has the ability to easily explain without oversimplifying.
Un milione di ostriche in cima alla montagna is a micro-encyclopaedia that will lead young readers to become progressively familiar with increasingly complex notions and terminology specific to geology. The poetic and interesting journey created by the author and the illustrator with green and brown pastels and soft drawings takes us through the Cretaceous and Permian periods, the concepts of sedimentary rocks, continental drifts and tectonic plates, explaining what fossils are and how layers can be dated using metal and radiations.
Scientific rigour and Socratic enquiry, contents researched to the smallest detail to provide answers through an enthusiastic and fun narrative style shaped as a dialogue between adult and child, refined and suggestive illustrations, fact sheets and a glossary at the end. All contained in a splendidly illustrated work, ideal to appreciate the history of our world and discover its beauty.
Un milione di ostriche in cima alla montagna (One million oysters on top of the mountain)
by Alex Nogués and Miren Asian Lora