The visually stunning guides in this series offer students an engaging, detailed look at life on Earth in all its diversity. In a simple, attractive way, students learn about various organisms, including plants, fungi, algae, and animals, both living and extinct. Each topic is treated with scientific rigor yet through engaging text and a highly attractive design that are accessible to students at all levels. Furthermore, each spread incorporates visual learning aids, including illustrations, photographs, maps, and explanatory insets. This wealth of images and graphic resources makes each volume extraordinarily inviting and enriching. Features include: Covers content included in the Next Generation Science Standards, including understandings of organisms and their processes, biological evolution, and biological diversity on Earth. Attractive design includes maps, diagrams, charts, and 3D-like illustrations. Incorporates biographies of prominent scientists for a multidisciplinary approach to STEM. Expert reviewed by a team made up of biologists, naturalists, geologists, astronomers, doctors, and geneticists.