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Books published by publisher DK ADULT

  • Mammals

    Juliet Clutton-Brock

    Flexibound (DK ADULT, March 13, 2002)
    The most visually appealing guides to the natural world that one can buy. Packed with superb full-color photography, detailed descriptions, and highlights of key facts, Mammals is the latest addition to the Smithsonian Handbook series. Including more than 500 profiles each with its own spread, there isn't a more reliable identification guide on the market.
  • Impressionism

    Jude Welton

    Hardcover (DK ADULT, )
  • American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Gardening

    Christopher Brickell

    Hardcover (DK ADULT, Sept. 15, 1993)
    The American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Gardening is the one and only practical guide to gardening you'll ever need. The comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date text -- supported by more than 3,000 specially commissioned color photographs -- guides you expertly through the entire range of gardening techniques. The first section of the book, Creating the Garden, opens with detailed information on garden planning and design. Other chapters focus on the major plant groups, including trees, shrubs, and perennials, as well as special areas such as the fruit garden and indoor garden. Each chapter presents detailed. Each chapter presents detailed, in-depth coverage of soil preparation, planting, routine care, pruning and propagation with step-by-step photographs and artwork. Important plant groups, such as hostas, daylillies, an peonies, are highlighted. The second section of the book, Maintaining the Garden, covers tools and materials as well as soil an climate in different regions of the United States. Construction projects, from putting up fencing to building a pergola, are covered with easy-to-follow photographic sequences. A gallery of pests and diseases aids in quick identification and control. There is also a gardener's calendar with seasonal reminders and an extensive glossary. Written by Experts: Endorsed by the American Horticultural Society, the Encyclopedia of Gardening has been expertly researched and written by a team of more than 50 distinguished international gardening specialists. Four years in the making, painstakingly photographed and carefully written, The American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Gardening is truly the ultimate gardening reference book.
  • The American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

    Christopher Brickell

    Hardcover (DK ADULT, Sept. 1, 1997)
    More than 15,000 plants in 6,000 photographs and illustrations. The AHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants is the most comprehensive, detailed, and lavishly illustrated guide to garden plants ever published. With authoritative coverage of more than 15,000 ornamental plants, accompanied by nearly 6,000 full-color photographs, it is destined to become the essential reference work for all gardeners, from novice to expert. Plants are arranged alphabetically by their botanical names for fast, straightforward access. All names are completely up to date, and previous names (synonyms) appear as cross-references throughout. Any plant can be located quickly, even if the current botanical name is unfamiliar or not known. Detailed plant profiles, prepared by an international team of more than 40 expert contributors, describe growth habit, leaf and flower anatomy, plant height and spread, geographical origin, and hardiness. A concise introduction to each genus provides essential details of botanical family, native habitat, number of species, and the ornamental qualities for which the plants are grown, together with succinct advice on cultivation, propagation, and pests and diseases. Specially commissioned photographs closely integrated with the plant descriptions, capture the beauty of nearly 6,000 plants. The full diversity of growth habits within a genus is shown wherever possible, and special close-up panels illustrate the range of flower colors and shapes. A comprehensive introduction and glossary guide beginners and experienced gardeners alike to a greater knowledge and understanding of the key elements of plant classification, anatomy, and cultivation.
  • Halo: The Essential Visual Guide

    DK Publishing

    Hardcover (DK ADULT, July 4, 2011)
    Explore the locations, characters, creatures, vehicles, and weapons of the bestselling video game Halo® in this all-encompassing essential guide. Halo: The Essential Visual Guide delves even deeper into the phenomenon that is Halo. Covering material from Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo Wars, and the latest game, Halo: ODST, the book provides amazing images and insightful information making you feel as if you yourself are part of the game! © 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
  • American Horticultural Society Pests and Diseases: The Complete Guide to Preventing, Identifying and Treating Plant Problems

    Pippa Greenwood, Andrew Halstead, A.R. Chase, Daniel Gilrein

    Hardcover (DK ADULT, Feb. 1, 2000)
    The American Horticultural Society presents a richly illustrated primer on the identification, treatment, and prevention of a wide range of gardening pests and diseases, featuring more than three hundred full-color photographs and captions that describe symptoms and causes, information on a broad spectrum of organic and biological treatment methods, and prevention tips.
  • Dogs

    David Alderton

    Paperback (DK ADULT, )
  • Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide

    DK Publishing

    Hardcover (DK ADULT, Sept. 16, 2013)
    The Master Chief returns to fight the Covenant and his new foes, the Prometheans, in his next epic quest. Created in collaboration with developers 343 Industries, Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide celebrates the release of Halo 4, one of the biggest video game releases in recent history. Featuring detailed, annotated artwork, Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide fleshes out the Halo universe with a vast collection of facts from the first installment of Halo's epic new "Reclaimer Saga." Fans of the series will love immersing themselves in the perilous world of Halo 4 with detailed sections about the characters, factions, weapons, vehicles, equipment, armor, ships, and locations. Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide engrosses readers in the rich lore with in-depth profiles focusing on the roles and significance of the many things which inhabit the vast, mysterious, and dangerous Halo Universe.
  • Shells

    S. Peter Dance, Matthew Ward

    Paperback (DK ADULT, March 15, 1992)
    A guide to seashells from around the world provides color photographs and concise descriptions of more than 500 species of seashells
  • Ship: The Epic Story of Maritime Adventure

    Brian Lavery, National Marine Museum, Smithsonian

    Hardcover (DK ADULT, Oct. 4, 2004)
    Complemented by more than 1,500 illustrations, diagrams, and period photographs, this engaging visual study captures more than five thousand years of maritime history, ranging from the primitive vessels of antiquity to the high-tech military ships and cruise liners of the present day.
  • An Introduction to Acrylics

    Ray Campbell Smith

    Hardcover (DK ADULT, Sept. 15, 1993)
    Describes the characteristics of acrylic paints, demonstrates various painting techniques, and discusses brushes, papers, and canvas
  • Trees

    Allen J. Coombes

    Hardcover (DK ADULT, Sept. 15, 1992)
    A field guide to trees around the world, each depicted by a full-color photograph with a caption that describes key features and points of differentiation