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

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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.

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  • DK Publishing Dorling Kindersley

3 comments on “Natural History: The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth (Smithsonian)”

  1. Outstanding book. The focus is on life - animals first, then plants. Minerals are well done, but a secondary concern. 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...

  2. It's funny seeing which animals or plants each guest will flip ... 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...

  3. We have loved using this book with our other homeschool science materials 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!

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