October 3, 2017
Nonfiction | Earth Science | Natural History
Hardcover, full-color, 440 pages
9.875″ x 11.875″
DK Publishing (New York, NY)
Publisher of Natural Wonders of the World
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ABOUT THE BOOK
From the Rocky Mountains to the Great Barrier Reef and everything in between, Natural Wonders of the World from DK takes a continent-by-continent journey around Earth’s most beautiful, spectacular, and captivating landscapes.
Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution, Natural Wonders of the World offers an in-depth look at Earth’s greatest natural treasures, from the spectacular granite domes of Yosemite to the reefs of the Bahama Banks and the ice sheets of the Antarctic. The book combines breathtaking landscape photography with 3D terrain models and other explanatory artworks to reveal the geology—and sometimes physics, chemistry, botany, and zoology—behind different features.
- An underground cavern in Mexico that contains some of the most enormous natural crystals ever discovered
- A partially hollow glacier close to the Alaskan city of Juneau, best known for its extraordinary blue ice caves
- The largest salt flat on Earth, the legacy of a huge prehistoric South American lake
- A famous Icelandic geyser, which erupts roughly every eight minutes
- A centuries-old Belgian woodland, where one species of wildflower produces a seasonal transformation
- A desert of chalk, shaped by wind-driven sand into an eerie landscape of stone monoliths
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Editorial consultant Dr. Don E. Wilson is Curator Emeritus, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian. The author of more than 250 scientific publications and 25 books, he is an elected fellow of the AAAS and an honorary member of the American Society of Mammalogists.