Any reader, young or old, who is fascinated by the world and wants to visit some of the coolest places on the planet will be captivated by this superb non-fiction book. And of course, who doesn’t want to know, ‘How does chocolate taste on Everest?’, I won’t be revealing the answer, you’ll have to check out the book for yourself.
Combining exciting adventure, a plethora of amazing facts and snippets of historical information, Leisa Stewart-Sharpe and Aaron Cushley take the reader on an epic journey to some of Earth’s most extreme places. How Does Chocolate Taste on Everest? is a wonderful attack on the senses as readers see, hear, smell, taste and feel their way through twelve incredible places in all corners of the globe.
With survival tips committed to memory, your bag packed and weighed to perfection - no toothbrush though as that’s just unnecessary weight, well that’s what Ranulph Fiennes’ team doctor tells him - and buzzing with the stories of intrepid explorers that have gone before you, it is time for you to join the ranks of the world’s greatest adventurers…the call of the wild and adventure awaits…
Trek on camels across the salt plains of the The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, descend into the darkest place on Earth - Voronya Cave in Georgia, parachute over Mount Everest - the highest place on Earth, discover the wonders of the deep at the Mariana Trench, uncover the hidden secrets of the Amazon and test your survival skills in one of the harshest environments on the planet - The Australian Outback. More quirky destinations are Zavodovski Island - the world’s stinkiest place thanks to an abundance of penguin poo and one very smelly volcano, Mount Asphyxia, and Catatumbo, Venezuela - the world’s most electric place - famed for its incredible lightning storms.
Crammed with answers to the questions that you never even knew you wanted answered and featuring incredible illustrations that capture the magic, uniqueness and wonder of each place, it is a spectacular non-fiction book that is sure to awaken the globetrotter in everyone. Each place is introduced over a double page spread with a further double page full of amazing facts and insights based around the five senses: Can you hear that? Can you feel that? Can you see that? Can you smell that? Can you taste that?
Whether you are keen to travel the world or prefer exploring from the comfort of your own home, How Does Chocolate Taste on Everest? is a once in a lifetime expedition that is well worth taking!
Recommended for 7+.