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The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this wild and fascinating island.
Admire the clifftop setting of Bonifacio's Old Town, drive the corniche road around Cap Corse or enjoy the pure white sands of Plage de Loto: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within colour-coded chapters. Discover the best of Corsica with this indispensable travel guide.
Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Corsica:
- Over 10 colour maps, plus a road map of the island, help you navigate with ease
- Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need
- Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Corsica, designed for every interest and budget
- Illustrations show in detail the impressive citadels of Bastia, Calvi and Corte, Ajaccio's Musée des Beaux-Arts in the Palais Fesch, the wildlife-filled Réserve Naturelle de Scandola and more
- Colour photographs of Corsica's spectacular citadels, clifftop towns, beautiful landscape - including its beach-strewn coast, mountainous interior and dense forests - plus its pretty villages, historic sights and more
- Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Bastia and the North; Ajaccio and the West Coast; Bonifacio and the South; Corte and the Interior
- Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about the island's tumultuous history, diverse landscape and wildlife, varied architecture, as well as its language, literature, music, traditions, festivals and events, and more
- Essential travel tips: our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus how to get around, useful phrases, and visa and health information
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Corsica is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to this beautiful island.
DK Eyewitness: winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.
"No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one" - The Independent
Planning a shorter trip? Try our DK Eyewitness Top 10 Corsica guide.
About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
Discover the stories behind more than 90 of the world's most significant battles in this lavishly illustrated history book.
The most important battles ever to take place are brought to life in the most spectacular way. From the brutal battle of Gettysburg to the epic air-sea battle of Midway, find out how fateful decisions led to glorious victories and crushing defeats.
Journey through the battlefields of history and follow the key developments of World War I, World War II, the Cold War and more in unprecedented visual detail. Using maps, paintings, artefacts, and photographs, Battles That Changed History is a guided tour of every major conflict in history.
Explore the stories behind more than 90 important battles and discover how pivotal moments and tactical decisions have altered the course of history. From medieval clashes and great naval conflicts to the era of high-tech air battles, key campaigns are illustrated and analysed in detail. Learn incredible facts about the weapons, armour, soldiers, and military strategies behind some of the greatest battles ever.
This reference book includes profiles of famous military leaders like Alexander the Great, Napoleon, and Rommel. See how kingdoms and empires have been won and lost on the battlefield. Go into the thick of combat at the Great Siege of Malta, the Battle of Stalingrad, and the icy waters of Dunkirk. It is the ultimate guide to the history of military conflict.
Relive 3,000 Years of World-Changing Combat
This stunning coffee table book from DK Books is a visual treat for history buffs, old and young. It includes a foreword from award-winning writer, TV presenter and historian, Sir Tony Robinson whose TV credits include Time Team, Blackadder,and The Worst Jobs in History.
From the ancient world to the nuclear war, each chapter of this military history book brings the key battles of the era to life:
- Before 1000CE: Includes Thermopylae and the Battle of Red Cliffs.
- 1000 - 1500: Includes the Battle of Agincourt and Fall of Constantinople.
- 1500 - 1700: Includes the Battle of Breitenfeld and Siege of Vienna.
- 1700 - 1900: Includes the Battle Waterloo and Gettysburg.
- 1900 - Present: Includes Dunkirk and Operation Desert Storm.
Discover how to truly connect with clay, bring ideas to life, and become a highly skilled potter.
From first throwing down the clay, through experimenting with decorative effects and trying out new glazing recipes, to judging the ideal firing cycle, Complete Pottery Techniques is the perfect companion for every step of the pottery journey - and an ideal gift for all inspired creators.
Produced by a team of 18 talented potters, demonstrating the widest range of skills and creative styles showcased in beautiful photography, this book will inspire as well as teach.
Sgraffito, nerikomi, terra sigillata, raku firing effects... Complete Pottery Techniques has got it all covered, explaining each method with straightforward instructions, expert tips, and crystal clear photography of each stage involved.
The ebook also explores alternative ways of forming clay pieces, with in-depth coverage of pinching, slabbing, coiling and using moulds, demonstrating creative possibilities apart from the wheel.
Whether you're a hobbyist just starting out or an experienced practitioner, this is the up-to-date, one-stop guide to help you realise your pottery potential.
Travel thousands of years into our past and discover the significant events that shaped the world as we know it.
From the founding of Baghdad, and the colonisation of the Americas, to the inception of Buddhism, The History Book highlights key ideas, themes, and events of world history without complicated jargon, just short, pithy explanations.
Part of DK's award-winning Big Ideas educational series that uses witty graphics and engaging descriptions to enlighten readers. Don't stop at British history, explore the world! Full of fun facts from the human story, going as far back as the origins of our species to space exploration today. Discover all things revolution, from the French to the digital, including the rise of the internet.
Short and sweet biographies of some of the most important thinkers and leaders throughout history, such as Martin Luther King Jr, Charles Darwin, and Nelson Mandela. You'll learn who said famous historical quotes, and what they really meant when they said it.
Big Historic Events Simply Explained
Modern twist on the good old-fashioned encyclopedia, now easier to follow, with diagrams, mind maps, and timelines. Step-by-step diagrams will have you reviewing your ideas about history.
Start from the very beginning:
- Human Origins 200,000 years ago - 3500 BGE
- Ancient Civilisations 6000 BGE - 500 CE
- The Medieval World 500 - 1492
- Early Modern Era 1420 - 1795
- Changing Societies 1776 - 1914
- The Modern World 1914 - Present
The Series Simply Explained
With over 7 million copies sold worldwide to date, The History Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas series from DK Books. It uses innovative graphics along with engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand.
This book unpacks how maths is an essential part of our everyday life in ways that you never thought of. Crazy facts, magic tricks, mathematical brainteasers and beautiful illustrations show you that maths is interesting, fun, and unintimidating!
Ever wondered where maths originated from? This fantastic educational book unpacks all the curious questions that your child has about mathematics including intriguing historical stories that explore the often-surprising origins of maths that we use in our daily lives.
Learn about how the formation of number sequences began, to the origins of trigonometry and find out how to become a trillionaire! Maths in our daily lives is used in many things that might not even seem that obvious.
Maths Controls Just About Everything
Inspire your children with numbers and help bring mathematical explanations to life with this engaging educational book. Expand their knowledge in the complexity of understanding maths by using simple illustrative examples.
To make these topics more exciting and impactful, the book is full of great puzzles, awesome games and interesting facts that will break barriers in their understanding. "Try it out" examples give mathematical explanations that are simple and easy to grasp.
What's The Point Of Maths? will not only change your child's perception of numbers but give them the skills and understanding to apply the principles in their everyday life!
This educational book explains the point of:
- Numbers and counting
- Shapes and measuring
- Patterns and sequences
- Probability and logic
- Data and statistics
Get the inside track on the incredible lives of history's must-know names: from Shakespeare to Oprah Winfrey, and Anne Frank to Julius Caesar.
Timelines of Everyone ebook breathes fresh life into the biographies of the people you thought you knew, and unearths many stories from previously ignored or unheard voices. Following on from the smash hit Timelines of Everything, Timelines of Everyone focuses squarely on the biographies of a myriad of movers and shakers across millennia. This DK children's ebook boasts more than 150 visual timelines, covering a diverse array of kings and queens, humanitarians, scientists, inventors, explorers, activists, writers, artists, and more, from across the globe.
This fascinating ebook takes kids on a thrilling historical journey, revealing not just the incredible achievements, contributions, and adventures of historical figures, but the lesser-known events that shaped them too, from childhood into old age. Did you know that West African ruler Mansa Musa was the richest person ever to have lived? Or that Hollywood screen legend Hedy Lamarr invented technology that would one day develop into WiFi? Or how about the fact that Einstein's last words were lost, because his nurse didn't speak German?
Filled with easy-to-understand visual timelines, vibrant illustrations, and a diverse range of historical figures, Timelines of Everyone is the must-have guide to the world's must-know names.
Introduced with a stunning portrait of each featured composer, more than 90 biographical entries trace the friendships, loves, and rivalries that inspired each musical genius and their work.
Profiles offer revealing insights into what drove each individual to create the musical masterpieces - symphonies, concertos and operatic scores - that changed the direction of classical music and are still celebrated as masterpieces today.
Lavishly illustrated with paintings or photographs of each composer, alongside original musical scores and personal correspondence, images of their homes and where they worked, and personal effects and other important artefacts, the book introduces the key influences, themes, and working methods of each individual, setting their works within a wider historical and cultural context.
Charting the development of classical music and music movements across the centuries, Composers provides a compelling glimpse into the personal lives, loves, and influences of the giants of the classical music canon.
Since the dawn of humankind, people have looked upward to the heavens and tried to
understand what's out there. This encyclopedia takes you on a journey through time and space to discover our place in the Universe.
From the planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, we invite you to take a journey
through the wonders of the Universe.
Get ready to discover the story of the Universe one page at a time! This educational book for
young adults will launch you on a wild trip through the cosmos and the incredible discoveries
Filled to the brim with beautifully illustrated flowcharts, graphics, and jargon-free language,
The Astronomy Book breaks down hard-to-grasp concepts to guide you in understanding
almost 100 big astronomical ideas.
The Way to The Stars is Open!
How do we measure the Universe? Where is the event horizon? What is dark matter? Now you
can find out all the answers to these questions and so much more in this inquisitive book
about our Universe!
Using incredibly clever visual learning devices like step-by-step diagrams, you'll learn more
about captivating topics from the Copernican Revolution. Dive into the mind-boggling
theories of recent science in a user-friendly format that makes the information easy to follow.
Explore the biographies, theories, and discoveries of key astronomers through the ages such
as Ptolemy, Galileo, Newton, Hubble, and Hawking.
To infinity and beyond! Journey through space and time with us:
- From Myth to Science 600 BCE - 1550 CE
- The Telescope Revolution 1550 - 1750
- Uranus to Neptune 1750 - 1850
- The Rise of Astrophysics 1850 - 1915
- Atom, Stars, And Galaxies 1915 - 1950
- New Windows on The Universe 1950 - 1917
- The Triumph of Technology 1975 - Present
The Series Simply Explained
With over 7 million copies sold worldwide to date, The Astronomy Book is part of the award-
winning Big Ideas series from DK Books. It uses innovative graphics along
with engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand.
A Young Adult Library Services Association Outstanding Books for the College Bound and
Lifelong Learners list selection
A Mom's Choice Awards® Honouring Excellence Gold Seal of Approval for Young Adult
A Parents' Choice Gold Award winner
Explore eighty of the world's greatest myths and characters, from the gods of Greek mythology to the Norse heroes, retold and explained with engaging text and bold graphics.
From early creation stories to classical hero narratives and the recurring theme of the afterlife, experience each myth and unravel the meanings behind the stories, getting to the heart of the importance of mythology to different cultures worldwide. More than just stories, myths are a testament to the amazing creativity of humans striving to explain and make sense of the world around them. Here you will discover Zeus, god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods, and Loki, the cunning trickster with a knack for causing havoc, aided by his ability to change shape and gender. Beyond the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greek, Roman, and Norse myths, this book delves into the stories of the Australian aborigines, the Cherokee, and the Aztecs, each brimming with amazing characters and insights into human existence.
This newest title in the bestselling Big Ideas series pairs engaging visual style with global coverage of world myths - profiling everything from the well-known tales of the Greeks, Norsemen, and Egyptians to the legends of the Caribbean, the Americas, Oceania, and East Asia - bringing the wisdom of the ages to life.
Discover the lives and achievements of more than 90 of the world's most inspirational and influential entrepreneurs and business leaders with this ebook of graphic-led biographies.
Boldy illustrated and comprehensive in its scope and depth, Entrepreneurs Who Changed History profiles leaders of industry across the world and throughout the ages - from the enterprising bankers of the medieval world and the merchants of empire, to the titans of industry and the geniuses of Silicon Valley.
Combining accessible text with specially-commissioned illustrated portraits in a range of bold artwork styles, photographs, and infographics, entries showcase each individual in a fresh, visual way. The towering personalities behind some of history's most recognisable brands and companies - their ruthlessness, tenacity, creativity, and sheer grit - are all brought to vivid life.
Profiling the kings and queens of commerce and trade, Entrepreneurs Who Changed History features the familiar faces of Vanderbilt and Rockefeller, Ford and Ferrari, Gates and Zuckerberg, alongside lesser-known figures such as the enterprising women of colonial America, the emancipated slaves who became millionaires against all odds, and the individuals powering today's emerging economies.
Exploring more than 100 key novels, stories, plays, and poems and the geniuses who created them, this book is the perfect introduction to literature and writing from around the world.
The Literature Book features over 100 of the world's most celebrated books, plays, and poetry, including Latin American and African fiction, and bestselling masterpieces from the most renowned authors ever to have lived.
Stunning images and inspirational quotes jump out from the pages, while detailed plot summaries and feature boxes bring the timeless works of literature to life and set them into their wider social and cultural context. The book also offers a deeper look into the famed fiction of Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, and more, as in-depth literary criticism and interesting author biographies give each work new meaning.
From Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby to Shelley's Frankenstein, The Literature Book is a must-have for any literature student or fan of fiction.
Stitch by stitch instructions with illustrations that will guide you through crocheted baby blankets to baby shoes, and many more lovely items for you or your home.
A complete guide to crocheting for beginners and practised crocheters with more than 130 techniques and stitches. As a bonus, there are 80 projects for you to practise and enjoy.
If you are picking up your first crochet hook, this book will lead you through the basic stitches and starts you off with classic granny squares for blankets. Learn how to craft delicate lace and openwork pieces to create home décor items.
The clear instructions and step-by-step, close-up pictures of the various stitches make your first projects simple and fun to complete. The instructions let you know the difficulty level of each pattern, the correct tools, and the ideal yarn for you to use.
If you're a confident crocheter, there are plenty of new stitches and patterns for you to try your hand at. Create baby and adult clothes, baby shoes and amigurumi toys for yourself or as treasured gifts for loved ones. There's something very special about receiving a handmade present!
Newly updated with a fresh design and brand-new photography that shows the stitches with gorgeous clarity. Learn how to read patterns so you can go from novice to expert crocheter in no time!
- Easy-to-follow directions with close up photos of the stitches.
- Over 130 key techniques and 80 projects to create.
- Advice on yarn and tools.