"beautifully packaged and very authoritative"
"...like opening the drawers of a Victorian natural-history cabinet... beautifully photographed. Eye candy for nature lovers of all ages"
"an absolute browser's delight"
"Not since the first pre-dawn unwrapping of a <i>Christmas Annual For Boys </i>have I leafed througha new book with quite the wonder commmanded by The Natural History Book."
"A strikingly illustrated bible."
"Compiled by a team of experts, it is thorough, knowledgeable and authentic."
"Beautifully packaged and very authoritative."
"A spectacular and exceptionally well-illustrated guide to life."
"If anyone can provide a succinct potted reference book on any subject under the sun, DK can."
"It is the kind of book you will pore over for hours."
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. These writers introduce and explain each geological and biological grouping in an engaging and highly informative way, making this book the perfect addition to every family bookshelf, as well as an ideal gift for every nature lover. From granites to grape vines, from microbes to mammals, The Natural History Book is a true visual dictionary of every kingdom of life.