Little Book of Wonders: Celebrating the Gifts of the Natural World
If you’re looking for pure optimism and beauty distilled into book form, you’d be hard pressed to find better than Little Book of Wonders, Nadia Drake’s tribute to the majesty and mystery of the world around us.
You’ll find vivid, captivating photography of underground rainforests, capsized icebergs, a moth Darwin predicted but never saw, glowing tides, singing sand dunes, and more; all sorts of visual delights await you inside. And this gorgeous photography is paired with intriguing facts about all manner of gorgeous creatures, locales, and phenomena like the Aurora Borealis.
It might be a quick read, but it’s a remarkably peaceful one as you imagine sea turtles swimming thousands of miles guided by the Earth’s magnetic field or the curious process that turns discarded trash into sea glass. This book makes you feel small and grateful all at once. (Although, yes, reading it in one sitting might feel a bit like you’re perusing your aunt’s inspirational message-loaded Facebook page.)
The perfect mix of a feast for the eyes and enough trivia to keep your small talk fresh for years to come, Little Book of Wonders delivers on the promise of that title in spades.