The Natural History Book

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Published by DK

RRP: £35.00

"Beautifully packaged and very authoritative"

Country Walking

" opening the drawers of a Victorian natural-history cabinet... beautifully photographed. Eye candy for nature lovers of all ages"

BBC Wildlife

"An absolute browser's delight"

Bird Watching

"Not since the first pre-dawn unwrapping of a <i>Christmas Annual For Boys </i>have I leafed through a new book with quite the wonder commanded by The Natural History Book. -- Michael Viney"

Irish Times

"A strikingly illustrated bible."

Country Life

"Compiled by a team of experts, it is thorough, knowledgeable and authentic."

The Field

"A spectacular and exceptionally well-illustrated guide to life."

How It Works

"If anyone can provide a succinct potted reference book on any subject under the sun, DK can."

The Daily Express

"It is the kind of book you will pore over for hours."

The Natural History Book

About The Natural History Book

A beautiful guide to Earth's wildlife and natural history, including its rocks, minerals, animals, plants, fungi, microorganisms and more!

Introducing The Natural History Book - a complete guide to the nature and wildlife of our world and written by a worldwide team of natural history experts. In the 11 years since the book was originally released, thousands of new species have been identified, and new revelations have redrawn the tree of life.
Already featuring galleries of more than 5,000 species, The Natural History Book has since been updated to include dynamic discoveries such as the olinguito (the "kitty bear" of the Andean cloud forest), and a new species of deep-sea Bolosoma glass sponge photographed by the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, alongside a reorganization of the groups of living things to reflect the latest scientific understanding.

Explore each and every page of this stunning nature book to discover:

- A full-colour gallery of over 5,000 species
- Over 500 rocks, minerals and fossils featured throughout
- Includes glossary of important natural history terms
- Specially-commissioned photographs showcase wildlife in close-up detail

This treasure-trove of natural history is accompanied with easy-to-read, accessible information and beautifully-striking imagery, making it a riveting reference guide to pass down for generations to come. The only book to offer a complete visual survey of all kingdoms of life, this nature book for adults is the perfect addition to every family bookshelf, as well as an ideal gift for the nature, animal and plant lover in your life! Gardeners, hikers, and visitors to wildlife park and natural history museums alike would also love this niche nature book, which also doubles up as the perfect coffee table book.

Split into 6 core chapters, covering Living Earth, Minerals, Rocks and Fossils, Microscopic Life, Plants, Fungi, and Animals - there truly is something for everyone to explore, love and learn. From granites to grape vines, from microbes to mammals, The Natural History Book is the ultimate celebration of the diversity of the natural world.