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  • Published: 31 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241393345
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 664
  • RRP: $69.99

The Natural History Book

The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth




DK's biggest natural history book is given a fresh update. The only book to offer a complete visual survey of all Earth's kingdoms of life, plus rocks and minerals, it remains the benchmark of illustrated natural history reference


A monumental and beautiful guide to Earth's wildlife and natural history - its rocks, minerals, animals, plants, fungi, and microorganisms - this landmark of reference publishing has been extended and updated.

In the 11 years since the book was 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 now includes 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. And it has reorganized the groups of living things to reflect the latest scientific understanding. All this ensures that this, the only book to offer a complete visual survey of all kingdoms of life, remains the benchmark of illustrated natural history reference.

Written by a worldwide team of natural history experts, The Natural History Book is the perfect addition to every family bookshelf, as well as an ideal gift for any nature lover. From granites to grape vines, from microbes to mammals,
The Natural History Book is the ultimate celebration of the diversity of the natural world.

  • Published: 31 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241393345
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 664
  • RRP: $69.99

Praise for The Natural History Book

Beautifully packaged and very authoritative

Country Walking

...like 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 Christmas Annual For Boys 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

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