> Skip to content

Nature as you've never seen it before

Jaw-dropping, up-close photography shows the natural world and animals as you've never seen it before.

From fruit to flowers, from shells to sharks, from ants to elephants, this extraordinary new encyclopedia will keep animal and nature enthusiasts aged 9 and over, utterly absorbed by amazing, close-up images.

Explanatorium of Nature is the perfect way to find out how everything in nature works and why fungi, plants, animals, arthropods, fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and ecosystems exist and what they mean for our world. Discover how spiders spin webs, how flying works, how snakes kill, and , much more.

Children will spend hours poring over the incredible details in nature, from the spines on a stinging nettle and lichen growing on a tree to the suckers on an iguana's feet. Using never-before-seen cross sections, macro, SEM, infrared and ultraviolet close-up pictures, this is your chance to truly get up close with our natural world.

For ages 8+


Truly brilliant! A beautifully presented hard cover book that will stand the test of time!

Melissa Puli, Two Little Humans and Me

The front cover of the book drew me in the first time I saw it, its beauty isn’t just in its shiny cover though, the pages within are captivating and the information will keep you immersed for hours.

Library Geek, Little Big Reads

Read More

Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    October 30, 2017

    Dorling Kindersley

    RRP $45.00

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Natural Marvels Explained

From colour-changing chameleons to dangling bats and soaring birds, Explanatorium of Nature explains it all.

Also by DK

The Slime Book 2017
LEGO® Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
Star Wars Absolutely Everything You Need to Know Updated and Expanded
13½ Incredible Things You Need to Know About Everything
The LEGO® Ninjago Movie: Ultimate Sticker Collection
Sophie La Girafe: Sophie Peekaboo! Colours
Baby Touch and Feel: Park
Baby Touch and Feel: Puppies
Baby Touch and Feel: Kittens
Books That Changed History
LEGO® City: Adventure Pack
WWE Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
Star Wars Made Easy
The LEGO® Batman Movie: Ultimate Sticker Collection
Star Wars: Coding Projects
Sophie La Girafe: Goodnight Sophie
Healthy Kids Cookbook
Ultimate LEGO® Star Wars
The Amazing Book of My Little Pony
Baby Touch And Feel: I Love You
My Book of Rocks and Minerals
LEGO® Ninjago: Character Encyclopedia Updated Edition
Disney Pixar Cars 3: The Essential Guide


Juliet, Nearly a Vet collection 1
The Lost Words: A Spell Book
Vet Cadets: Saving Itsy Bitsy (BK3)
Scary Plants!
Nat Geo Readers Swing Sloth! Pre-reader
Jump Into Science Coral Reefs
Science Encyclopedia
Ultimate Oceanpedia
Extreme Wildfire
Explore My World A Tree Grows Up
Jump Into Science Volcano!
Explore My World Dolphins
Nat Geo Kids Mission Shark Rescue
Ultimate Explorer Field Guide Rocks And Minerals
Myths Busted! 3
Nat Geo Kids Mission Sea Turtle Rescue
Nat Geo Readers Alligators And Crocodiles Lvl 2
This Or That? 3
Nat Geo Readers Prehistoric Mammals Lvl 2
Weird But True Food