The Natural History Book

The Natural History Book : The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth

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A monumental and extraordinarily beautiful guide to Earth's wildlife and natural wonders - its rocks, minerals, animals, plants, fungi, and microorganisms - this book was 5 years in the making. Covering more than 5,000 species, it is one-of-a-kind; the only book to offer a complete visual survey of Earth's natural history.

Packed with thousands of stunning, specially commissioned photographs, The Natural History Book was written by a worldwide team of natural history experts. These writers introduce and explain each geological and biological grouping in an engaging and highly informative way, making this book the perfect addition to every family bookshelf, as well as an ideal gift for every nature lover. From granites to grape vines, from microbes to mammals, The Natural History Book is a true visual dictionary of every kingdom of life.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 624 pages
  • 262 x 306 x 40mm | 3,165g
  • DK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • col. Illustrations, col. map
  • 1405336994
  • 9781405336994
  • 17,541

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beautifully packaged and very authoritative County Walking
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It is the kind of book you will pore over for hours. * The Natural History Book * If anyone can provide a succinct potted reference book on any subject under the sun, DK can. * The Daily Express * A spectacular and exceptionally well-illustrated guide to life. * How It Works * Beautifully packaged and very authoritative. * Country Walking * Compiled by a team of experts, it is thorough, knowledgeable and authentic. * The Field * A strikingly illustrated bible. * Country Life * Not since the first pre-dawn unwrapping of a Christmas Annual For Boys have I leafed througha new book with quite the wonder commmanded by The Natural History Book. -- Michael Viney * Irish Times * an absolute browser's delight * Bird Watching * opening the drawers of a Victorian natural-history cabinet... beautifully photographed. Eye candy for nature lovers of all ages * BBC Wildlife * beautifully packaged and very authoritative * County Walking *
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408 ratings
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4 17% (71)
3 7% (29)
2 1% (5)
1 0% (1)
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