on 5 January 2014
Great Encyclopedia, Covers a whole range of topics from the creation of the planet, structure, The Changing Earth, Mountains and Volcanoes, Rivers, Lakes, forests desserts,Ocean, Urban Areas, atmosphere, to name a few. Its all covered. Wonderful quality pictures, great information all round. Pleased with purchase.
on 31 August 2014
A great book overall, but let down by mistakes and inconsistencies (could be better edited).
For example it talks about when humans diverged from apes, and has a timeline graphic above which contradicts this.
Also, it starts describing certain rocks as igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic but only explains what what these terms mean in the next chapter.
The publisher should have paid more to the proof-readers and editors to check this book properly.
Still, I'm happy I bought this book, and is a great complement to the DK Universe book.
on 12 October 2015
I now have 4 of these DK books, and I can only say good things about them. They are large format glossy & gorgeous, full of stunning photos that inspire children young & old. This copy of "Earth" I got second hand & its in great shape & a steal. I will look out for them in the future, I would also love to own "Art", "Animals" & "Prehistoric". I bought these with my niece & nephew in mind, but they will have to fight me to get a look in :-)
on 6 April 2014
Visually stunning book, typical Dorling Kindersley, and a fascinating read, you just want to keep turning the pages, great price, brand new and very well packed - large heavy book arrived in perfect condition.