Top positive review
Stellar book. Really worth having around for generations.
Reviewed in the United States on February 3, 2019
If you grew up in a house like mine, there were a few big, lumbering volumes that you'd return to year after year, whatever your age, to browse through, look at the pictures, consume a bit of trivia, and absorb knowledge by osmosis. And even as an adult, you still remember them and the hours that you've spent over the years looking at them.
This is just such a book. Beautiful images, wonderful, broad content that is informative and surprisingly deep, both for kids and for adults. Lots of pages, lots of heft. Not a throwaway "pictopedia" at all, but a good general reference for Earth science and biology.
Heavy. Heavy, heavy, heavy in the best way, with thousands of glossy pages that keep kids and adults alike engrossed for hours on end. Absolutely worth it at double the price. Get it and keep it on your coffee table and watch as everyone reaches for it, opens it, and immediately starts commenting on the things—educational things, real things—that they're surprised and delighted by inside.
The perfect antidote to our social media age and malaise.