Please note that some of our publishers and distributors are experiencing delays with delivery and this may affect our normal supply times. We will continue to dispatch your books as soon as they are available. If you’d like further information please email us at hello@peters.co.uk. Many thanks for your patience and understanding.

Close
Sorry, but you already have a basket with that name. Please use something else.
The natural history book
Centerfold image

The natural history book: the ultimate visual guide to everything on Earth

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780241393345

Publication Date: 16 Sep 2021

Subject: Nature

Suitable for: Secondary (Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11)

to view theme keywords.
A guide to the Earth's natural wonders, covering over 5,000 species.

£25.90

RRP £35.00 Save 26%

Quantity 

ADD TO BASKET

Add to wishlist

to view our ratings for this title.
  • Our review
  • Details
Notes
to view our full review.

Summary

A guide to the Earth's natural wonders, covering over 5,000 species.

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.

NOTE : There is spot-foiling on the front cover and spine.

Contents

Foreword
About this book
Living Earth
A living planet
Active Earth
Changing climates
Habitats for life
Human impact
Origins of life
Evolution and diversity
Evolution in progress
Classification
Animal genealogy
Tree of life
Minerals, rocks, and fossils
Minerals
Rocks
Fossils
Microscopic life
Archaea and bacteria
Protoctists
Amoebas and relatives
Flagellates
Rhizarians
Alveolates
Heterokonts
Red algae
Green algae
Stoneworts and relatives
Plants
Mosses
Liverworts
Hornworts
Lycophytes
Ferns and relatives
Cycads, ginkgos, and gnetophytes
Conifers
Flowering plants
Basal angiosperms
Magnoliids
Monocots
Eudicots
Fungi
Mushrooms
Sac fungi
Lichens
Animals
Invertebrates
Sponges
Cnidarians
Flatworms
Roundworms
Segmented worms
Velvet worms
Water ears
Arthropods
Arachnids
Sea spiders
Horseshoe crabs
Crustaceans
Insects
Ribbon worms
Bryozoans
Lampshells
Molluscs
Bivalves
Gastropods
Cephalopods
Chitons
Tusk shells
Echinoderms
Chordates
Fish
Jawless fish
Cartilaginous fish
Ray-finned fish
Lobe-finned fish
Amphibians
Frogs and toads
Caecilians
Salamanders and newts
Reptiles
Turtles and tortoises
Tuatara
Lizards
Amphisbaenians
Snakes
Crocodiles and alligators
Birds
Tinamous
Ratites
Fowl, gamebirds, and relatives
Waterfowl
Penguins
Divers
Albatrosses, petrels, and shearwaters
Grebes
Flamingos
Storks
Ibises, bitterns, herons, and pelicans
Cormorants. gannets, and relatives
Tropicbirds
Birds of prey
Falcons and caracaras
Bustards
Cranes, rails, and relatives
Kagu and sunbittern
Waders, gulls, and awks
Sandgrouse
Pigeons and doves
Parrots and cockatoos
Turacos
Hoatzin
Cuckoos
Owls
Mesites
Nightjars
Hummingbirds and swifts
Trogons
Mousebirds
Kingfishers and relatives
Cuckoo-roller
Hornbills, hoopoes, and wood hoopoes
Woodpeckers and toucans
Seriemas
Passerines
Mammals
Egg-laying mammals
Pouched mammals
Sengis
Tenrecs and golden moles
Aardvark
Dugong and manatees
Hyraxes
Elephants
Armadillos
Sloths and anteaters
Rabbits, hares, and pikas
Rodents
Tree shrews
Colugos
Primates
Bats
Hedgehogs, moles, and relatives
Pangolins
Carnivores
Odd-toed ungulates
Even-toed ungulates
Whales, porpoise, and dolphins
Glossary
Index
Acknowledgements

Category
ANF
Subject
Nature
Dewey
508
Reading age
to view reading age.
Interest level
to view interest age.
Illustrator
Illustrations
Full colour illus and photos thr
Publisher
Pub. date
16 Sep 2021
Edition
New
ISBN
9780241393345
BIC code
Binding
Hardback
Pages
664
Width
238mm
Height
287mm
Weight
2910g
Index
Yes
Contents page
Yes
Glossary
Yes
VAT-able amount
0%
to view levelling information.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Review our cookies information for more details.

More Info