The Natural History Book: The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth
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, a...more
It is huge, I am always amazed when I see my 4 year old carrying it into the room... and she is always carrying it into the room. She fell in love with it when she was 2years old. She would turn the pages and look at the amazing pictures or she would play her favourite "wh ...more
Thank you Kasia.
Had to add: BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!
This is such a fantastic book. It's large format allow for lots of gorgeous labelled photographs and tons of information on the vario ...more
This is the most amazing book in the world.
Why I chose to read it, well duh it says the Natural History book, they even have a whole page on Phylogenetic s. And if you own the book and look on ...more
There is everything from the animal kingdom, plant life and even stones and crystals. All that is created seems to be featured in this book.
I will note, the publisher website states ages 18 and up, and I am glad for that, though I think younger teens would enjoy this book. I just found it to be very adult in terms, so small children will ...more
For instance, the "Goliath Tarantula" prominently featured on page 264 is incorrect. The photo is of an Usambara Orange Starburst Baboon (Pterinochilus murinus) from Africa and NOT a Goliath Tarantula (Theraphosa blondi) from South America. As far as tarantulas go, the mistake couldn't be more glaring.
Mc's review: Goddamn why is it every page I turn to is fucking gross? Just the worst animal. Weird insects, worms, squid, spiders and scorpions.