A dazzling visual guide to precious and semiprecious stones, organic gems, and precious metals that showcases beautiful, specially commissioned images as well as science, natural history, mythology, and true stories of adventure and discovery.From diamonds and Read moreAlso available in eBook
Earth: The Definitive Visual Guide is an extraordinary survey of our planet produced in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution.This stunning reference includes detailed, illustrated information about everything that makes up our planet, from Mount Kilimanjaro Read more
Spanning the history of life on Earth from its first emergence 3.8 million years ago to the rise of the human race, Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life tells the incredible story of evolution in all its forms. Traveling through millions of years, this comprehensive Read more
With an extensive catalog at its heart, Prehistoric Life profiles hundreds of fascinating species in incredible detail. The story starts in earnest 3.8 billion years ago, with the earliest-known form of life on Earth, a bacteria that still exists today, and journeys Read more
The new DK Nature Guides form a comprehensive, accessible, and informative series of illustrated reference books that tackle key natural history subjects in DK's uniquely visual style. Produced in collaboration with expert consultants at the Smithsonian Institution, Read moreAlso available in eBook
A new generation of illustrated natural history handbooks, produced in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution.The new DK Nature Guides form a comprehensive, accessible, and informative series of illustrated reference books that tackle key natural history subjects Read moreAlso available in eBook
A fascinating encyclopedic reference on rocks and gems, including their identification, composition, and their use. The many feature boxes cover topics such ast he Malachite room in the Winter Palace and the collection of the Hope Diamond and the superstitions surrounding it.