The title offers an in-depth exploration of the natural world stressing environmental issues. Each spread is headed with a question which is answered in the main text. Each spread has a fact box, which highlights key concepts relating to the main theme. Full colour illustrations and photographs bring the subject to life. This work also contains and 'Amazing Facts' section; a glossary to explain new words used in the main text; and, an index and questions and answers that refer the reader back to the text. It fits in with the QCA Scheme of Work for Geography - Unit 7 and Unit 16. It helps achieve the goals of the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14.