A new edition of the clearest, most authoritative guide to gemstones you will find. From Amber to Rubellite, discover over 130 varieties of cut and uncut stones, organic gemstones and precious metals. 800 incredible photos, precise annotations and detailed descriptions, including everything from gemstone shapes to their composition, will help you to identify different stones quickly and easily. Covers everything from what a gemstone is and where they occur to the natural properties they have and how they have been fashioned and imitated through the ages. Perfect for gemstone lovers and a comprehensive guide for collectors.
Lavishly illustrated with full-color photographs, this latest addition to the Smithsonian Handbook series is filled with in-depth descriptions, fascinating facts, and annotated profiles of more than five hundred species of animals throughout the world.
A new edition of the clearest, most authoritative guide to rocks and minerals 600 incredible photos, precise annotations and detailed descriptions - from the distinguishing features of rocks, to which crystal system and mineral belongs to. This DK Handbook will help you identify different rocks and minerals quickly and easily. Covers everything from what rocks or minerals are to how they are classified and how to start a collection. Perfect for rocks and mineral lovers and an excellent comprehensive guide for collectors.
The world of insects is buzzing all around us! Learn more in this new easy Level 3 Smithsonian reader. We share our world with all kinds of flying, crawling, buzzing, even biting insects--in fact there are more of them than us! Drawing on material from the Smithonian's Insect Zoo, with its live insect exhibits, this lively, accessible reader uses exciting photographs and reader-friendly text to explore insect life all around us.
Author: Arthur V. Evans
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Release Date: 2017
"If you are the kind of person who wants to know more about that moth fluttering at the porch light, that shiny beetle inching through the grass, or that patient spider spinning her web in the corner of your garden, this is the book for you. In this colorful beginner's guide, you'll meet the top 150 species of arthropods--insects, spiders, and kin--that you are most likely to encounter in everyday life"--Page  of cover.
A new edition of the clearest, most authoritative guide to reptiles and amphibians you will find From the Tomato Frog to the Cornsnake, discover over 400 species of reptiles and amphibians from around the world. 600 incredible photos, annotations and detailed descriptions highlighting chief characteristics and distinguishing marks will help you to identify different species quickly and easily. Covers everything from anatomy and lifecycle to behaviour and includes maps showing you the geographical distribution of each species. Perfect for nature lovers.
An authoritative visual dictionary of every order of the insect world including beetles, cockroaches, flies, crickets, wasps, bees, moths and butterflies, as well as spiders, mites, ticks, centipedes and microscopic creatures.