"Natural History delivers a fascinating photographic survey of everything from minerals to mammals."
"648 pages of breathtaking nature photos and facts."
"<p>Lead title in "Best Gift Books" holiday round up.<br>"And no book in 2010 was more beautiful than 'Natural History.' Another of DK Publishing's exquisitely realized reference guides, this one--produced in collaboration with the Smithsonian--is the perfect antidote for a world so enraptured by its smart phones that it has stopped seeing the wonders outside its door...You'll see the world anew, and be appropriately awed."</p>"
"This book...will captivate everyone from little kids to multitasking adults...[and] makes a great argument for why reference books still have a place in print."
"The reference book isn't defunct, and this fabulous primer proves it. With charming, almost old-fashioned detail, the pages peppered with exceptional photos, the Smithsonian delineates Earth's species and specimens: fossils, figs, flying foxes and beyond."
"A beautiful tome [that inspires] wonder and delight...<i>Natural History </i>is kind of like having the Smithsonian Natural History Museum on your bookshelf...stunning."
"Magnificent and intriguing photographs and illustrations put [this title] on par with works of art and not just coffee-table art. [G]orgeous, fun, and so inexpensive it seems the publishers are prepared to lose money on each copy. Each page brings together illustration and develops information much better than a computer screen...Everyone with eyesight, from children through scholars, will find something to enjoy. Buy with your allowance if you have to."
"A dazzling visual introduction to natural history...The stunning color photographs (totaling more than 5,000) and the volume's encyclopedic approach make it a welcome addition."
"Extensive scope and exceptional photographs distinguish this ambitious work. Succinct commentary, notable for its clarity and authority, deftly burnishes the visuals. Highly recommended for high-school and public libraries."
"An introductory visual guide to the natural world, this volume's strength rests with original and compelling photographs and illustrations."
"<p>This entire book is an explorer's delight, the type of book that can captivate a kid for life.<br>Picked up in:<br>Newsday (11/10/10; circ.: 335,000)</p>"
"[A]n unrivaled visual survey of Earth's natural history, looking at every kingdom of life."
"An unrivaled visual survey of Earth's natural history. ... A must-have reference title for every library shelf."
"Jammed with eye-popping photographs and in-depth two-page spreads on species of particular interest, this bold visual encyclopedia squeezes as many plants, animals, rocks and minerals as could fit between its commodious covers."
"Everyone with an interest in the natural world must own this book...[it] will entertain and educate for years to come."