A captivating illustrated introduction to The Great Barrier Reef, written by renowned oceanographer and author, Helen Scales. Illustrated by up and comer Lisk Feng, this is perfect for intrepid young snorkelers or children curious about the world under the sea.
With nearly 400,000 square kilometres of dazzling colour, intricate ecosystems and unique creatures large and small, The Great Barrier Reef is one of the great natural wonders of our world. Vibrant, dynamic illustrations illuminate this enchanting place, its animal inhabitants, and the people who have embraced it as a centrepiece of their cultures. Learn all about how the reef came to be, its place in the world, and perhaps most importantly, what we can all do to help ensure that The Great Barrier Reef will be around for countless future generations to discover!
Dr Helen Scales is a marine biologist, writer, and public broadcaster. She is the author of Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells and Eye of the Shoal: A Fishwatcher’s Guide to Life, the Ocean, and Everything. She has written for National Geographic, the Guardian, New Scientist, BBC Wildlife magazine and BBC Focus, among others, and also presents the Earth Unscrewed podcast. She teaches marine biology and science writing at Cambridge University and is a scientific advisor for the marine conservation charity Sea Changers. She divides her time between Cambridge, England and the French coast of Finistère.
Lisk Feng is an award-winning illustrator from China, who now lives and works in New York. She graduated from the MFA Illustration Practice from Maryland Institute College of Art, and has received awards from the Society of Illustrators and Communication Arts, among others. She is also the illustrator of Everest.