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How does memory work? Who is the "distractor" in your family? What was the "car crash" experiment?
This book is your visual guide to the complex and fascinating world of human behaviour. Discover how we learn, become emotionally bonded with others, and develop coping mechanisms to deal with adversity, or conform in a group. Get to know key thinkers, from Freud and Jung to Elizabeth Loftus and Melanie Klein, and follow charts and timelines to make sense of it all and see how one theory influenced another.
With pithy explanations of different schools of psychology including psychotherapy, cognitive psychology and behaviourism, this is an ideal reference whether you're a student, or a general reader. It's your authoritative guide to over 100 key ideas, theories, and conditions, including the collective unconscious, the "selfish" gene, false memory, psychiatric disorders, and autism.
If you're fascinated by the human mind, The Psychology Book is both an invaluable reference and illuminating read.
Discover the most important and groundbreaking milestones in the history of medicine, and the people behind them.
From ancient herbal remedies to modern drugs, this accessible medical reference e-book explores the breakthroughs and discoveries that have shaped our modern-day understanding of medicine.
Inside the pages of this illustrated medicine history e-book, you'll discover:
- Profiles of more than 90 of the biggest ideas, breakthroughs, and milestones in international medical history
- Thought-provoking graphics and flow-charts that demystify the central concepts behind each medical idea
- Insightful and inspiring quotes from famous physicians, scientists, politicians, and academics
How are illnesses diagnosed? How do vaccinations work? Why are some pandemics so deadly?
This informative book about medicine through time answers big questions like these and many more!
Packed with pithy explanations, step-by-step diagrams and bright illustrations, The Medicine Book cuts through the jargon and offers a clear overview of the greatest medical breakthroughs. Learn about major diseases such as cancer and the global eradication of smallpox. Explore new developments in IVF and gene manipulation, as well as medical science's response to global challenges, such as COVID-19.
It's perfect for medical professionals, students of medicine, or anyone interested in the fascinating medical history of the world.
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The Big Ideas Simply Explained series follows an innovative visual approach to make any subject accessible to everyone. Discover more than 100 of the most infamous, audacious, gory, horrifying, and notorious crimes in The Crime Book. Explore more than 90 of the most awe-inspiring astronomical ideas in The Astronomy Book.
Are men's and women's brains really different? Why are teenagers impulsive and rebellious? And will it soon be possible to link our brains together via the Cloud?
Drawing on the latest neuroscience research, this visual guide makes the hidden workings of the human brain simple to understand. How the Brain Works begins with an introduction to the brain's anatomy, showing you how to tell your motor cortex from your mirror neurons. It moves on to function, explaining how the brain works constantly and unnoticed to regulate heartbeat and breathing, and how it collects information to produce the experiences of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. The chapters that follow cover memory and learning, consciousness and personality, and emotions and communication.
There's also a guide to the brain's disorders, including physical problems, such as tumours and strokes, and psychological and functional disorders, ranging from autism to schizophrenia. Illustrated with bold graphics and step-by-step artworks, and peppered with bite-sized factoids and question-and-answer features, this is the perfect introduction to the fascinating world of the human brain.
Inventoried by type, every component's properties and nuclear structure is clarified. In excess of 1,000 full-shading photos feature the common types of every component, just as a wide scope of surprising ordinary articles in which it is found, to make them pertinent to a youngster's reality. How does a cruiser use nitrogen? Which component can retain unsafe synthetic compounds in water? Which well known milestone is made of copper? From hydrogen to sodium to nickel, children will learn fun realities and be flabbergasted.
Supporting STEM schooling activities and planned in DK's unmistakable visual style, The Elements Book rejuvenates the intermittent table.
Why do we need laws? What rights are protected by law? When was forensic evidence first used in court?
This ebook explores big questions like these, explaining the laws and legal precedents, and religious, political, and moral codes that have shaped the world we live in. Written in plain English, The Law Book cuts through the legal jargon and is packed with pithy explanations of the most important milestones in legal history, with step-by-step diagrams and witty illustrations that untangle knotty concepts.
From the earliest laws, such as the Code of Hammurabi, through groundbreaking legislation including Magna Carta and the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act, The Law Book offers an engaging overview of legal history across the world all the way into the 21st century with copyright in the digital age, same-sex marriage, and the "right to be forgotten". Covering the fight for universal suffrage and workers' rights, and the establishment of international legal bodies like INTERPOL and the European Court of Justice, The Law Book explains the stories behind each milestone development.
Continuing the "Big Ideas" series' trademark combination of authoritative, informative text, and bold graphics, The Law Book uses an innovative visual approach to make the subject accessible to everyone, whether you're a law student, a legal professional, or an armchair expert.
Delve into the world of WWE with the most expansive all-encompassing e-guide ever produced on sports entertainment!
Get all the history, facts, and stats on the Superstars you love in the updated WWE Encyclopedia of Sports Entertainment. This bumper new edition packs more than 1,100 Superstars into more than 400 exciting pages, making it the perfect reference e-guide for the WWE universe. This expansive e-guide features the most controversial, charismatic, and revered Superstars from all eras and sports entertainment brands, including the most popular Superstars such as Bret "Hit Man" Hart, John Cena, Becky Lynch, Ronda Rousey, and The Rock.
This encyclopedia covers it all, from the unbelievable championship wins and thrilling bouts on SmackDown, RAW and NXT, to the Royal Rumble and the grand spectacle of WrestleMania. With stunning visuals and in-depth commentary, the WWE Encyclopedia, 4th Edition brings together the entire WWE roster in one tremendous volume! Relive the history and excitement with this massive ebook dedicated to the thrilling world of WWE.
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Journey back in time when fearsome dinosaurs roamed the land, menacing pterosaurs patrolled the skies, and the seas were filled with awesome reptiles.
Perfect for home learning, this fully revised edition of Knowledge Encyclopedia: Dinosaur! is loaded with more than 60 prehistoric creatures, from the age of dinosaurs to the Ice Age. See every type of prehistoric animal in unprecedented detail and with stunning realism. Find out how these fascinating creatures lived, why they died out, and what their fossil traces tell us.
Did you know that Velociraptor had three large "killer claws" on each foot to hunt down prey? Or that the long-necked Diplodocus was as long as three school buses? Can you imagine what a strange life it would be for Saltasaurus with no toes on their front feet? Would you believe that Carcharodon megalodon was an ocean monster with a fearsome bite at least six times stronger than today's great white shark?
Packed with jaw-dropping 3D images including the Pterodactylus, ferocious Tyrannosaurus, the gigantic snake Titanoboa and mighty woolly mammoth, this fact-filled book is made for kids.
Who wrote the first true "opera"? Where did the system of musical notation come from? How do composers construct symphonies?
The Classical Music Book answers these questions and more by exploring the history of classical music in clear and easy-to-follow sections. More than 90 works by famous composers are analysed, with explanations of their music theory and impact on society. You will also explore the fascinating stories about the lives of crucial composers and performers.
Covering Thomas Tallis in the early period, baroque masters like Bach and Handel, and the classical genius of Beethoven and Wagner all the way to the modern-day composers, this comprehensive book explores the key ideas underpinning the world's greatest classical compositions and musical traditions. The importance of each composition is explained, placing them into their wider social, cultural, and historical context.
With its unique approach to the subject, this the perfect classical music guide for everyone. Regardless of whether you are relatively new to the subject or if you are a classical music aficionado, there is plenty to discover on every page.
How do species interact with each other and their environment? What is biodiversity and can we afford to damage it?
As our influence on the planet grows, answering these questions is becoming more pressing. Written in plain English, this book delivers short, pithy explanations of more than 90 key ideas. Step-by-step diagrams untangle tricky theories, illuminating quotes make the ideas and discoveries memorable, and witty illustrations enhance and play with our understanding of the science.
You'll explore key theories, movements, and events in biology, geology, geography, and environmentalism, from the ideas of classical thinkers and Enlightenment attempts to impose order on nature, to discoveries such as DNA and theories like the Gaia hypothesis. Boxes highlighting "green" issues - the impact of pesticides, the plight of vulnerable species, and the search for renewable energy - appear throughout, as do profiles of influential figures - Charles Darwin, Carl Linnaeus, Rachel Carson, and James Lovelock - which place their ideas in their historical context.
Whether you're new to ecology, a science student, or simply concerned about what's happening to our planet, this is a comprehensive introduction to the environment and climate change - arguably the most important subjects of our time.
PLEASE NOTE - this is a replica of the print book and you will need paper and a pencil to complete the exercises.
Practice makes perfect with this exciting guide to learning English.
Work your way up with the ultimate self-study course that is easy to use and quick to learn. This practice ebook has a huge variety of bite-sized, attractively presented exercises to drill the language skills taught in English for Everyone Course Book Level 1 Beginner. Hundreds of activities and accompanying audio cover listening, speaking, reading, and writing to reinforce language skills.
You'll expand your English vocabulary with topics like introducing yourself, your job, and hobbies and interests. Get to grips with grammar rules, including using apostrophes and joining sentences, and perfect your pronunciation with audio exercises by native speakers. Eye-catching illustrations and step-by-step explanations keep content simple and straightforward for easy learning.
Practice Book Level 1 Beginner is part of DK's best-selling English for Everyone series. It is suitable for all levels of English language learners and provides the perfect reading companion for study, exams, work, or travel. With audio material available on the accompanying website and Android/iOS app, there has never been a better time to learn English.