Thursday, November 25, 2010

Over the Counter #31

It's that time of the year when gorgeous coffee table books appear. The latest book to catch my eye as it passed over my counter and under my scanner was Smithsonian Natural History - The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth.

From the publisher Dorling Kindersley:

"A landmark in reference publishing and overseen and authenticated by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, Natural History presents 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 History looks 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 History looks 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.Booklist 2010 Editors’ Choice Award."

(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)


bermudaonion said...

I love DK books, so I'm sure this one's good.

Pam said...

Oh, maaaaaan! I went to school in the D.C. "area" (University of Maryland) and I went to the Smithsonian nearly every weekend. I am SOOOO putting this on my Christmas list!!! It look stunning. Oh, I can;t wait! :O)

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