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Smithsonian natural history : the ultimate visual guide to everything on Earth.

Author: Kathryn Hennessy; Smithsonian Institution.
Publisher: New York : DK, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A landmark in reference publishing and overseen and authenticated by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, Natural Historypresents 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 Historylooks at every kingdom of life, from bacteria, minerals, and rocks to fossils to plants and animals.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Hennessy; Smithsonian Institution.
ISBN: 9780756667528 0756667526
OCLC Number: 731389811
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 648 pages : color illustrations, charts, photographs ; 31 cm

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A landmark in reference publishing and overseen and authenticated by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, Natural Historypresents 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 Historylooks at every kingdom of life, from bacteria, minerals, and rocks to fossils to plants and animals. Featuring a remarkable array of specially commissioned photographs, Natural Historylooks at thousands of specimens and species displayed in visual galleries that take the reader on an incredible journey from the most fundamental building blocks of the world's landscapes, through the simplest of life forms, to plants, fungi, and animals.

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