MinuteEarth Explains: How Did Whales Get So Big?

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Have you ever wondered where Earth’s water came from? Or why leaves change color in the fall?

In their debut illustrated science book, the team behind the popular YouTube channel MinuteEarth answers all of your child’s wackiest questions alongside engaging images of the natural world. Entertain and educate your kids with fun facts about animals, nature and the wonders of the earth.


Amazing science for kids, explained simply.

With over 300 million views, MinuteEarth simplifies such serious subjects as geology, ecology and biology for kids. Featuring their signature puns and fun illustrations, this first book in the MinuteEarth Explains series explores topics ranging from weird animal facts to extreme weather, making science entertaining and unforgettable.

Curious questions about our awesome planet.

Whether your child is obsessed with the wonder of nature, can’t learn enough interesting facts about animals, or is fascinated by volcanoes, MinuteEarth Explains captures their imagination and fosters an interest in animals, the Earth, and ocean life! By combining humor with rigorous research, this book provides fun facts about animals, nature, science and more in an equally engaging and informative way for kids.

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MinuteEarth Explains: How Did Whales Get So Big? captivates readers with answers to:

  • Why do some animals get gigantic?
  • Why do rivers curve?
  • Can plants talk?
  • How much food is there on earth?
  • And more!

Hardcover $18.95

Available from the Mango Publishing Group, Amazon.com and other leading retailers.

About MinuteEarth

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MinuteEarth is a team of scientists, writers, and illustrators working to foster a love of science and stewardship of our planet. Their audience includes people of all ages, backgrounds, and from every country on earth. Their videos have been translated into several languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, and Italian. They have also launched a TV show in Japan, MinuteBody, exploring curious things about the human body.

Their YouTube videos explore topics ranging from animal behavior to earth science and public health. They combine rigorous research, quirky humor, and distinctive stick figures to convey complex scientific information in an engaging and approachable way.

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