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The Street Beneath My Feet

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What’s under our feet as we go about our day? We might think about the roots of the trees we pass by, or the worms in the soil, but what about all the other stuff? Water pipes, electrical cables, storm drains and sewers and underground trains are all represented in this unusual fold-out concertina book, as well as the remains of older civilisations, caves, underground rivers and even the centre of the earth itself.

Young readers will enjoy taking an underground journey through the layers of the earth in this attractively illustrated, artistic piece of narrative non-fiction. Each spread has a wealth of detail to explore without being too detailed, and you can dip into individual sections as well as laying the whole thing out on the floor as a map of the layers of the earth.

This award-winning, double-sided foldout book takes you on a fascinating journey deep underground. One side of the foldout shows the ground beneath the city, whilst the reverse side shows the ground beneath the countryside. The underground scenes include tunnels and pipes, creatures' burrows, layers of rock, and the planet's molten core, each running seamlessly into the next.

Mixing urban and rural settings, covering subjects such as geologyarchaeology, and natural historyThe Street Beneath My Feet offers children the opportunity to explore their world through a detailed learning experience. And its foldout, laperello (or concertina) style, which extends to 2.5 meters in length, is ideal for spreading out on the floor to pore over for hours.

 

Number of pages: 20 
Dimensions: 320 x 350 mm