This Phenomenal Life is an entertaining educational book, on ways we are connected to the universe. It’s full of facts on how we share our world with other species and the natural world. From vast galaxies above to miniature microbes within, humans are organically connected to the complex cycles and mysterious processes of our universe. The first page has an illustration of a jellyfish (nature) and can-opener (not nature!) Every atom of our body is made of remnants of stars and explosions in the galaxies. And we share the same biochemical basis of life: from a single-celled amoeba to a blue whale.
This book lies in the ever-disappearing intersection between beauty and truth. Every single person I know would love it to pieces. Ella Frances Sanders
I have a new favourite book in the universe, and it’s called This Phenomenal Life. It explodes with the wonders of creation, and the beauty of being alive. Rainn Wilson
Misha’s Book on Birds
Crazy for Birds is just as gorgeous and informative. Meet the Common Swift (who can stay in the air without landing for up to 10 months, sleeping on the wing) and the tiny Goldcrest (Europe’s smallest bird which can lay one and half times its body weight in eggs, each season).