DK Natural History: Insects by DK

DK Natural History: Insects

By DK

  • Release Date: 2012-01-19
  • Genre: Nature
Score: 3.5
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Description

This book explores a group of animals that first appeared on land more than 400 million years ago—insects. A comprehensive introduction places insects in the context of other living things, and an extensive catalog showcases the amazing variety of earth’s most abundant—and often bizarre—animals. From butterflies and moths to dragonflies and grasshoppers, from beetles and bees to ants and earwigs, hundreds of individual specimens are profiled in incredible detail, each accompanied by clear, concise text and key data.

Conceived from the ground up to take advantage of this amazing new technology, DK Natural History: Insects brings the subject to life like never before, and offers an amazing range of interactive features, including:
• Audio
• Video
• Interactive galleries

DK Natural History: Insects includes:
• Over 80 interactive and illustrated pages
• A comprehensive introduction explaining how insects fit into the natural world, which also explains their anatomy and life cycles
• Illustrated profiles of nearly 300 animals
• Hundreds of crystal-clear photographs, many specially commissioned
• Contextual images

DK Natural History: Insects forms part of an ongoing series that is a landmark in illustrated reference publishing and was authenticated by experts at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. The complete series offers an unrivalled visual survey of Earth’s natural history, giving a clear overview of the natural world with over 6,000 species featured.

DK - Dorling Kindersley - is an award-winning publisher of distinctive, highly visual products for adults and children. We produce books, ebooks, and apps for consumers in over 100 countries and 60 languages. Founded in London in 1974 we are enormously proud to be the world’s leading illustrated reference publisher.

Everything we make strives to inform, inspire, and entertain readers of all ages.

Reviews

  • Cannot download or delete!

    1
    By nottingham_sel
    I have tried to download and it says I don't have enough memory. If 2.3g is not enough then how much is?
  • Buggy insects

    1
    By Messicajessica
    Crashes my iPad!
  • DK Books

    5
    By jayembee
    I love DK and have both these titles in book form. Unfortunately these iBooks have caused my iBook 2 app to fail and I can only see a grey screen. Can't even get the other books previously downloaded. Very sad but living in the hope that it will get sorted eventually. Edited to add: the new update for iBooks has sorted the problem and everything is working as it should do now. Thank you - I'v very happy now!
  • Great book, like the others!

    4
    By Mikey B 10
    This book is a great book like the other DK ebooks, heard that it crashes the app somewhere but doesn't happen to me. Well first of all it isn't in your face overloaded with all the videos and cool stuff, but I would like to have real pages in this book as it is almost like reading an endless strip of paper... Imagine that! Another thing is that as far as I can see, there is no sound on the videos and I think it would be nice to have music or something in the background but there are some sounds you can listen to so that sort of makes up. I like the way that you don't have to hurt your eyes by having to stare at some tiny pictures because you can make some of them bigger. I wouldn't recommend anybody reading this book who hasn't got that good knowledge of lots of different words and what they mean. But to anyone who does know a lot of words, you will understand this book and find it interesting to read.
  • Beautiful

    5
    By danand725
    This is a beautiful book. Yes it can crash occasionally, but that'll get sorted in time. The price is excellent.
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    1
    By bogbrain
    Beware.......installing these seem to crash the app!

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