Encyclopedia of Nature

What is life like underground? Where can you find the world's ugliest fish? Why are fungi so fantastic? Take an amazing look at the natural world with this comprehensive guide to the world of plants and animals.

978 1 405 32380 2
June 2007
276 x 216 mm
304 pp
Dorling Kindersley in association with the Natural History Museum


Discover plants and animals and where they live – from deserts to oceans, rainforests to mountains. Find out how living things evolve, reproduce, feed and defend themselves. Watch a chameleon catch its prey and come face-to-face with a jellyfish propelling through water.

Packed with curiosity quizzes, 'turn and learn' boxes and bite-sized facts to get your teeth into, there's lots to see and explore. This book is perfect for homework or just for fun. Go ahead, take a leap into the natural world!

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About the experts

The book is researched and complied by a team of experts in natural science including:

  • David Burnie
  • Theresa Greenaway
  • Jonathan Elphick
  • Barbara Taylor
  • Richard Walker
  • Marek Walisiewicz.