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Natural Wonders of the World
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Natural Wonders of the World by DK

A continent by continent exploration of planet Earth's most amazing natural wonders and captivating landscapes, with a foreword by Chris Packham.

From Iceland's Skogafoss to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, discover which of the world wonders should definitely make it onto your bucket list with this unparalleled survey of the world's incredible natural treasures.

Natural Wonders of the World combines breathtaking landscape photography with 3D terrain models and other explanatory artworks to reveal what lies beneath the surface and show how geographical features are formed. From South America's Amazon River to Asia's Himalayas and Australia's Ninety Mile Beach, this is a truly unrivalled exploration of Earth's most amazing places.

To complete the picture, the plants and animals that inhabit these remarkable environments are also included, making Natural Wonders of the World a unique celebration of our world as well as the most accessible-ever guide to Earth's geological processes and features.

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About DK


As a young adult, Chris Packham collected and studied ladybirds, tadpoles, reptiles, birds of prey, foxes, badgers, and squirrels. Chris has presented TV programmes including BBC2's Springwatch, Autumnwatch, and Winterwatch. His 2016 autobiography, Fingers in the Sparkle Jar, reached number one in the Sunday Times Bestsellers in just two weeks.

Table of Contents


  • 1: Introduction
    • 1: Earth's structure
    • 2: Plate tectonics
    • 3: Earth's past
    • 4: Life on earth
  • 2: North America
    • 1: Mountains, Lakes, and Prairies
    • 2: Mountains and Volcanoes
    • 3: Glaciers and Ice-sheets
    • 4: Rivers and Lakes
    • 5: Coasts, Islands, and Reefs
    • 6: Forests
    • 7: Grasslands and Tundra
    • 8: Deserts
  • 3: Central & South America
    • 1: Andes to Amazon
    • 2: Mountains and Volcanoes
    • 3: Glaciers and Ice-sheets
    • 4: Rivers and Lakes
    • 5: Coasts, Islands, and Reefs
    • 6: Forests
    • 7: Grasslands and Tundra
    • 8: Deserts
  • 4: Europe
    • 1: Land of Rivers and Plains
    • 2: Mountains and Volcanoes
    • 3: Glaciers and Ice-sheets
    • 4: Rivers and Lakes
    • 5: Coasts, Islands, and Reefs
    • 6: Forests
    • 7: Grasslands and Tundra
    • 8: Deserts
  • 5: Africa
    • 1: Land of the Rift
    • 2: Mountains and Volcanoes
    • 3: Glaciers and Ice-sheets
    • 4: Rivers and Lakes
    • 5: Coasts, Islands, and Reefs
    • 6: Forests
    • 7: Grasslands and Tundra
    • 8: Deserts
  • 6: Asia
    • 1: Tundra to Tropics
    • 2: Mountains and Volcanoes
    • 3: Glaciers and Ice-sheets
    • 4: Rivers and Lakes
    • 5: Coasts, Islands, and Reefs
    • 6: Forests
    • 7: Grasslands and Tundra
    • 8: Deserts
  • 7: Australia & New Zealand
    • 1: An Ancient Land
    • 2: Mountains and Volcanoes
    • 3: Glaciers and Ice-sheets
    • 4: Rivers and Lakes
    • 5: Coasts, Islands, and Reefs
    • 6: Forests
    • 7: Grasslands and Tundra
    • 8: Deserts
  • 8: Antarctica
    • 1: The Frozen Continent
    • 2: Mountains and Volcanoes
    • 3: Glaciers and Ice-sheets
    • 4: Tundra
  • 9: The Oceans
    • 1: The Mid-Atlantic Ridge
    • 2: The Seychelles
    • 3: The Great Chagos Bank
    • 4: The Maldives
    • 5: The Hawaiian Islands
    • 6: The Galapagos Islands
    • 7: The East Pacific Rise
    • 8: The Mariana Trench
  • 10: Extreme Weather
    • 1: Cyclones
    • 2: Thunderstorms
    • 3: Tornadoes
    • 4: Sandstorms and Duststorms
    • 5: Ice Storms
    • 6: Aurorae
  • 11: Directory
  • 12: Glossary
  • 13: Index
  • 14: Acknowledgements

Additional information

GOR010466345
Natural Wonders of the World by DK
DK
Used - Like New
Hardback
Dorling Kindersley Ltd
2017-10-02
440
0241276292
9780241276297
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.