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From the Publisher
What You Can Find in The Street Beneath My Feet
Earthworms burrow their way through the soil, loosening it up so water and air can flow through it. Earthworms are expert recyclers, eating dead plants in the soil.
Fossils show us the living things that existed millions of years ago. When these creatures dies, their bones sank into soft mud. Gradually, more and more layers of mud, clay, and sand covered the bones and they became surrounded by rock. Over time, the bones became rock-like and turned into fossils.
Back up at the top of the mantle there is magma on the move! Where there are cracks in the crust above, magma can move upward. It will burst out as lava erupting from a volcano on the Earth’s surface.
This underground tunnel has been dug through a kind of soil called clay. Clay is perfect for tunnels because it keeps water out.
This 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, and run seamlessly into the next. Mixing urban and rural settings, covering subjects such as geology, archaeology and natural history, The Street Beneath My Feet offers children the opportunity to explore their world through a detailed learning experience. And its fold-out, ‘laperello’ style, which extends to eight feet in length, is ideal for spreading out on the floor to pore over for hours.
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About the Author
After graduating from the Royal College of Art and persuing a successful career in advertising, Yuval Zommer transitioned to his true love of illustrating with his widely acclaimed debut picture book, The Big Blue Thing On The Hill(Templar, 2015), hotly followed by One Hundred Bones (Templar, 2015) and The Big Book of Bugs(Thames & Hudson, 2016).