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"And no book in 2010 was more beautiful than 'Natural History.' The stunning color photographs (totaling more than 5000) and the volume's encyclopedic approach make it a welcome addition.-Maren Ostergard, King County Library System, Issaquah, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Reviewed in the United States on February 3, 2019. It's also a good bed-time book, to look at the pretty (and sometimes not so pretty, depending on how you feel about bats) animals and the stories that go with them. The next chapters form an extensive and accessible catalog of species and specimens - from flowering plants to reptiles - interspersed with fact-filled introductions to each group and in-depth profile features. Get 3 for the price of 2. In “Feature Profiles,” close-up photographs provide detailed images of some of the world’s most interesting species, such as the fly agaric mushroom, the Mexican red-kneed tarantula, the Aldabra giant tortoise, and the six-banded armadillo. ", "An unrivaled visual survey of Earth's natural history. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Unable to add item to List. Please try again. commissioned • Contextual images DK Natural History: Insects forms part of an ongoing series that is a landmark in illustrated reference publishing and was authenticated by experts at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. The photographs are amazing. Founded in London in 1974 we are enormously proud to be the world's leading illustrated reference publisher. A spectacular guide to everything on Earth. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 11, 2014. Sloppy creation. Quoting DK: "Natural History begins with a general introduction to life on Earth: the geological foundations of life, the evolution of life forms, and how organisms are classified. "Natural History delivers a fascinating photographic survey of everything from minerals to mammals. The text is good, but a picture is worth a thousand words, especially for a child. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. From steamy jungles to dusty deserts. It will hold their interest for hours! Explore everything on Earth, such as: • … Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. From the evolution of nature to the classification of species, Natural History begins with a general introduction to life on earth. The organization is perfect, and the pages aren't cluttered with information like some books. This is a great book,but when I got it, the book just inside the box by itself. The complete series offers an unrivalled visual survey of Earth's natural history, giving a clear overview of the natural world with over 6,000 species featured. This extraordinary reference book from DK Books is eye candy for nature lovers of all ages, and makes a fantastic gift!