worlds under water…worlds under earth

under-water-under-earth-cover-imageUnder Water Under Earth, written and illustrated by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski
published in 2016 by Big Picture Press

Brilliant book alert! 

The genius husband-wife team who brought us such elegant and enticing Maps (read my review here) have now ventured beyond the surface, burrowing deep underground and plunging into oceans to reveal fascinating worlds to all curious persons — I hope that includes you!

And as if that weren’t cool enough, the book is formatted so that each cover — front and back — is the entry point to one of those destinations.

Flip it open from this side…


…and journey under water where you can learn about buoyancy, a history of submarines and diving suits, underwater chimneys, coral reefs, oil and gas platforms, the Mariana Trench, and lots more.


Flip it open from this side…


…and you’ll head underground to check out burrowing animals, caves, archaeological finds, the Kola Super-Deep Borehole, anthills, underground utilities and way more cool stuff.


This is a big book, about 11 by 15 inches, with nicely sturdy pages for looking at over and over and over again. The pages are flooded with Aleksandra’s and Daniel’s clear, stylish, enticing illustrations, each spread laid out masterfully to best accommodate the subject. These two are, after all, graphic designers first and foremost.


There is so much information packed in here, ready to tantalize curious minds. How does a thermal power station work? What’s tucked away in all those chambers of an ant hill? How deep do roots go? What is the deepest a person has dived under the ocean? How big is the eye of a giant squid?

Wonders from cover to cover. Can you tell I’m in love with this book? My son, in particular, would have eaten this up as a kid and spouted all the facts back to me. Grab it for Christmas for ages 6 and up-up-up. 112 pages.

Here’s the Amazon link: Under Water Under Earth

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