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eBook Natural History: The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth (Smithsonian) ePub

by DK

  • ISBN: 0756667526
  • Category: Biological Sciences
  • Subcategory: Math Science
  • Author: DK
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: DK (October 4, 2010)
  • Pages: 648
  • ePub book: 1917 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1105 kb
  • Other: lrf rtf docx lit
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 446

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At head of title: Smithsonian.

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Natural History: The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth (Smithsonian). In a book that covers almost everything, 500 glossy pages is not too long, so obviously there is an arbitrary selection of what is included and what is short changed.

Natural History: The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth (Smithsonian). Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life: The Definitive Visual Guide to Prehistoric Animals. For example, the stunningly beautiful forty pages on human evolution show the photographs of the exact skulls that have been used to define the earlier species of humankind.

The Natural History Book book. Natural History: The Visual Guide to Everything on Earth presents "a unique record of the rich diversity of life on Earth. Apart from animals it has additional sections like Rocks, minerals, fossil, fungi and micro-organisms. It displays over 5000 full colour entries from rocks and minerals to plants, animals and microscopic life forms.

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.

DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO(R) books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.

The Natural History Book: The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth. Great coffee table book. I purchased for my father for christmas, who has everything and hates material presents. Journey: An Illustrated History of Travel. I have popped by their house and seen it on his coffee table with a bookmark. For the price, this is a beautiful book with glossy surreal pictures of inspiring places. I was captivated looking through it. My father loves travelling and it spurred some trav plans for him!

My nature loving son continues to pull this book out frequently. Sometimes to ID something he's discovered or just to browse. mlsbp, April 3, 2012.

My nature loving son continues to pull this book out frequently.

A landmark in reference publishing and overseen and authenticated by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, Natural History presents an unrivaled visual survey of Earth's natural history. Giving a clear overview of the classification of our natural world-over 6,000 species-Natural History looks at every kingdom of life, from bacteria, minerals, and rocks to fossils to plants and animals. Featuring a remarkable array of specially commissioned photographs, Natural History looks at thousands of specimens and species displayed in visual galleries that take the reader on an incredible journey from the most fundamental building blocks of the world's landscapes, through the simplest of life forms, to plants, fungi, and animals.

Comments

Anen Anen
I bought this along with a couple of kids' books to put on my 5-year-old's bookshelf. The photographs are amazing. They carry the story. The text is good, but a picture is worth a thousand words, especially for a child.

There is always something to learn. I, for instance, learned that flowering plants evolved well before the great extinction of the dinosaurs. There are fossils of oak trees that far back. More than that, probably because they reproduce by seeds, it appears that plants survived that event better than animals.

This book gets a lot of attention from guests to my home in Ukraine. It is the kind of thing that Americans continue to do well. I am gratified to add that it is delightfully low-key on sensitive topics such as global warming. They simply want to display nature in all its glory, and do a great job.
Dibei Dibei
Bought this book as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend who loves natural science. We keep it as a coffee table book and our guests ALWAYS pick it up and flip through it whether they're interested in science or not. It's funny seeing which animals or plants each guest will flip to. Sometimes when we're sitting around bored in the evening, we'll pick an animal and find it in the glossary just to look at all the pictures of related animals. This book is MASSIVE and has hundreds and hundreds of pictures. Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a neat gift.
Pemand Pemand
We have loved using this book with our other homeschool science materials. My kids now prefer it to other supplemental books that we have. The organization is perfect, and the pages aren't cluttered with information like some books. It shows several examples of each species with just a little information. The pictures are excellent. I would highly recommend this book if you have elementary age children. It will hold their interest for hours!
Broadcaster Broadcaster
Our 12-year old son saw this book at camp last summer and loved it. We knew we wanted to get it for him for Christmas and were excited to see that Amazon had it. The first time we got it the cover was ripped and bent but they sent us another right away and packaged it better so there were no tears or wrinkles! He loves it! He enjoys flipping through randomly and also reading page by page. He shares out information he reads and says, "Isn't that crazy?" or "Look at this bird!" It's a great book to have as there is SO much to look at and talk about! A great resource for the nature lover, book lover, outdoor type, or knowledge hound! Great images and info!
GoodBuyMyFriends GoodBuyMyFriends
I waited a while before I bought this book and I do not know why it took me so long! DK Publishing is an excellent keyword to search when you want some non-fiction to keep learning. I love natural history and this book did not disappoint. DK really knows how to organize their books and has the contact that is interesting to learn and no fluff meaning you get all the good information that is easy to find. This book is excellent for families or people like me who just have a passion for learning! I have sooo many books from DK Publishing and I love them all! DK- seriously you need to hire me! I love your products and recommend them all time time. Don't think, just buy :)
Rainbearer Rainbearer
I'm a painter and designer, this is really a great book, a visual delight for anyone who is curious about nature. I saw many things in that book that i never could think it exists, amazing species of birds just to mention one part of the book. If you have no inspiration on drawing anything, this book will always give you something to think about.
The only part that i found disturbing is the chapter about insects, pictures of bugs in full page are quite spooky and some of them are not really good looking...so i just put 2 pieces of paper between this chapter to not bump into it. I like insects, beetles, spiders and many others but some of them are really repulsing for the eyes.
A great coffee table book that will give you plenty of inspiration.
deadly claw deadly claw
This book is $50 in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. It is an excellent reference guide to all artifacts in the museum (including the Hope diamond!) and is a great coffee table book. After visit the museum, I used this book to review facts after our trip to DC and was able to spend quality time with my daughter going over the pictures and interesting facts one section at a time.

This is a well-bound book with thick, colorful pages. Anything DK publishes is a quality book. Go to the museum, but buy the book on Amazon. You'll save a LOT of money!
I'm really big on nature and absolutly love this book. The majority of actual words are in the first couple chapters, after that it is mostly pictures with a short description below each one. Each page is packed full of pictures, you'd be amazed on what all they can fit in it. There are occasional pages that contain a full bio of a specific plant or animal in each category. I wouldn't use this as a encyclopedia since it doesn't have EVERYTHING, but it has a LOT, I could probably thumb through the pages to find something I saw outside or similar to it. I'd say this would be great for all ages. They are all real pictues in full beautiful color. The pages are thick and in great condition. This is well worth the $50 for the original price, you are getting amazing quality for $30!