Books in the Extreme Nature series reveal examples of some of the most bizarre, amazing, and extreme events in the natural world. This book looks at harsh habitats and considers some of the animals and plants that manage to survive in the hottest, coldest, highest, and driest places on Earth.
Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author of information books for children. Educated at Cambridge University, she has written more than 300 books, including the best-selling 'Horrible Geography' series (Scholastic Children's Books) which won a 2009 Blue Peter Book Award. She writes widely on animals and the natural world. A recent title for Raintree, A Day in the Life of Rainforest Animals: Capybara, has been shortlisted for a Maryland Blue Crab Award 2012. Anita lives in the north of England with her husband, children and assorted pets.