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Explore the world's most famous battles by their geography. This book maps out ancient, medieval, and modern battles from where they happened and progressed.
If you're interested in finding out more about the wars fought through the ages, this book is perfect for you. Wars such as the Battle of Alesia, Napoleonic Wars, and World War II are mapped out so that readers can follow the geography of these epic battles.
Battles Map by Map puts you in the seat of famous generals and commanders such as Rameses II, Napoleon, and Alexander the Great who expertly planned their attacks by studying the plains on which they would take place.
Inside this luxurious history book for adults you'll discover:
- Around 80 specially made, easy-to-follow main maps clearly show the course of famous battles throughout history
- Fascinating contemporary maps illustrating over 100 significant battles
- Timelines that show events chronologically
- Stunning historic images bringing history to life on the page
- Easy-to-read text explaining the events of some of the world's biggest battles
- Additional contextual information on key technologies, leaders, armies, and more
Broadcasting journalist and historian, Peter Snow, provides a foreword for this marvellous military book. From ancient to modern battles, he provides context for the world's most famous wars, both won and lost. See for yourself how tactics, technology, vision, and luck have all played a part in the outcome of wars throughout history.
Bursting with lavish illustrations and full of fascinating detail, this history book is the ultimate gift for map lovers, military history enthusiasts, and armchair generals everywhere. SI Battles Map by Map takes you right to the heart of the action. Famous commanders and military leaders are profiled; and the impact of groundbreaking weapons and battlefield innovations is revealed.
Complete the Series:
The Map by Map series includes other titles such as History of the World Map and World War II Map by Map, each detailing historical events and placing them in the context of geography. DK's luxurious Map by Map books are fantastic history gifts, packed with fascinating facts, high-quality photography, and detailed profiles and descriptions of people and events.
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
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.
Journey through a mammoth timeline, richly illustrated with over 1500 photos, maps and illustrations. Written in association with the esteemed Smithsonian Museum.
A beautiful visual reference book with key events of world history, written in an elementary language for budding historians.
Take chronological steps through human history, starting long before we even began to write. Learn about significant global events like the rise of different societies, revolutions, invasions, and new discoveries. Meet the most memorable people from history books including charismatic leaders, brutal dictators, influential thinkers, and innovative scientists.
Written with kids ages 9 to 12 in mind, this book uses unpretentious language and gives straightforward fun facts. The "Child Of The Time" feature encourages young people to imagine themselves in the past and lets them know that children had a place in history. Older readers will love this engaging educational book too! Dive in and explore the parts of the past you haven't yet discovered.
The multitude of photos, maps and graphics make reading about history simple and enjoyable. This visual reference guide provides the reader with an overview of the most fascinating events in history, with concise and bite-sized information. Follow the timeline from our most distant past, all the way through to recent events that you may still remember happening!
The History of the World, From the Stone Age to the Digital Age
Go beyond British history and explore the world in this modern twist on an old-fashioned history book. It is easier to follow, organised along a timeline with photos of archaeological artefacts, old maps and exciting pictures. You won't just read about world history, you'll see it too.
Take a step back in time! This history book covers the following eras:
- 6.5 MYA - 3000 BCE Before History Began
- 3000 BCE - 700 BCE Really Ancient History
- 700 BCE - 500 CE Much More Civilisation
- 500 - 1450 The Marvellous Middle Ages
- 1450 - 1750 Exploring and Reforming
- 1750 - 1850 Time for Change
- 1850 - 1945 Empires and World Wars
- 1945 - Present Fast Forward
The only instructional book on watercolour painting you will ever need!
Whether you are just starting out with watercolour painting, or you're looking to push the boundaries and take your skills to the next level, this book contains all the inspiration and practical know-how needed to create perfect paintings and wonderful watercolour designs.
With passion on every page, you can discover:
-A step-by-step photographic guide to over 90 techniques and top tips on watercolour paintings
-Showcase spreads include stand-out paintings to analyse how the artist achieved particular effects
-Comprehensive range of techniques suitable for both beginners and experienced painters
This awe-inspiring art book starts from the very basics, such as choosing the right brushes and practising colour mixes, and then offers a plethora of tips and tricks to creating the most wonderful watercolour designs, tackling all techniques, from composition to colour theory, graduated tones to glazed tints, monochrome and more!
Each technique and stylistic approach is demonstrated by a professional artist working on an original painting, which is photographed at different stages of development to give unique insights into the artistic process involved. Tried the techniques but don't know what to paint? Don't worry, we've got you covered.
Explore a diverse range of themes, subjects and topics. From perspectives to portraits, still life to sunsets, fur and feathers, to painting the weather - there's something for everyone to discover and love.
Did you know that interest in watercolour has increased by 25% in the last five years? So whether you're looking to try out a new skill this New Year or perfect your paintings even further, then this may be the book for you!
DK's Visual Guide to Grammar and Punctuation is a clear, precise, and comprehensive book that will give a child the tools to build confidence in grammar, reading, writing, and comprehension.
Supporting the national curriculum, Visual Guide to Grammar and Punctuation teaches grammar for kids in a fun new way. It uses colourful photographs and illustrations to make grammar and punctuation - and how to use them - crystal-clear, from when to use a preposition or pronoun to how to use a comma or colon.
Visual Guide to Grammar and Punctuation will increase a child's confidence in using the building blocks of writing and reading - and help them to enjoy and understand both.
From acids to alloys and equations to evaporation, this guide makes complex topics easy to grasp at a glance. Perfect support for coursework, homework, and exam revision.
Each topic is fully illustrated, to support the information, make the facts crystal clear, bring the science to life and make studying a breeze. A large central image explains the idea visually and each topic is summed up on a single page, helping children to quickly get up to speed and really understand how chemistry works.
For key ideas, "How it Works" and "Look Closer" boxes explain the theory with the help of simple graphics. And for revision, a handy "Key Facts" box provides a simple summary you can check back on later.
With clear, concise coverage of all the core topics, Super Simple Chemistry is the perfect accessible guide to chemistry for children, supporting classwork, and making studying for exams the easiest it's ever been.
Learn as you do in this hands-on engineering book for kids with Carol Vorderman.
Being an engineer isn't just about wearing a hard hat and looking important while holding a clipboard! It's about looking at the world and trying to figure out how it works. As well as simple engineering projects for kids to try, DK's How to be an Engineer will teach them how to think like an engineer, including materials, building, machines, getting around, and energy. You can find out how engineers use STEAM subjects and their imaginations to fix problems, and take inspiration from engineering heroes such as Leonardo da Vinci, Mae Jemison, and Elon Musk.
This book encourages you to investigate, with amazing projects using things from around your home: find out about materials by crushing loo rolls, learn about jet propulsion with balloons, and build a robot arm from rulers. Fun questions, engineering experiments, and real-life scenarios come together to make engineering relevant. In How to be a Engineer the emphasis is on inspiring kids, which means less time at a computer and more time in the real world!
Do you like solving problems? Are you good at making things? Have you ever dreamed of being an inventor? If so you may be an engineer in the making.
"[A] book that mankind has been hungering for, a book that is-now and forever-a shining beacon of wonder, a titanic tribute to talent unleashed" - Stan Lee.
Keep up with the ever-expanding Marvel Universe with the new edition of DK's best-selling Marvel Encyclopedia. Discover the essential facts about Marvel Comics' timeless characters: mighty heroes such as Captain America, Spider-Man, Black Widow, and Iron Man, and malevolent villains like Thanos, Galactus, Loki, and Kingpin.
Featuring an introduction by Marvel Comics supremo Stan Lee, this definitive Who's Who of Marvel Comics reveals vital info and secret histories of more than 1200 classic and brand new Marvel characters, and provides the lowdown on recent key events including Civil War 2, Secret Empire, and Infinity Countdown.
From iconic teams such as the Avengers, X-Men, and Guardians of the Galaxy, and fan favourites Black Panther, Deadpool, and Captain Marvel, to rising stars Amadeus Cho, Squirrel Girl, and the Exiles, every significant Marvel character is showcased with the latest comic artwork. Meticulously researched, expertly written, and stunningly illustrated, the Marvel Encyclopedia boasts newly commissioned cover art by one of Marvel's hottest up-and-coming talents.
This unique, in-depth, and accessible encyclopedia is an indispensable guide to Marvel Comics that devoted fans and newcomers alike will return to time and again.
© 2020 MARVEL
Discover fragrant fields of lavender, ancient relics of vanished empires and galleries filled with works of modern art.
Whether you want to watch flocks of flamingos strutting across the wild wetlands of the Camargue, visit lush vineyards in the Rhône valley or savour seafood delicacies at the best quayside restaurants, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Provence and the Côte d'Azur has to offer.
Sun-kissed Riviera beaches and splendid medieval palaces may come to mind when you think of Provence, but this region has a lot more to offer. From the vibrant street life of Marseille to the alpine wilderness of Parc National du Mercantour, there's something for everyone.
Our recently updated guide brings Provence and the Côte D'Azur to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed breakdowns of all the must-see sights, photographs on practically every page, and our hand-drawn illustrations which place you inside the region's iconic buildings and neighbourhoods.
- our pick of Provence and the Côte d'Azur's must-sees, top experiences and hidden gems
- the best spots to eat, drink, shop and stay
- detailed maps and walks which make navigating the region easy
- easy-to-follow itineraries
- expert advice: get ready, get around and stay safe
- colour-coded chapters to every part of Provence and the Côte d'Azur, from the Riviera and Alpes-Maritimes to Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the Var to Vaucluse
- our new lightweight format, so you can take it with you wherever you go
Want the best of Provence and the Côte d'Azur, in your pocket? Try our DK Eyewitness Top 10 Provence and the Côte d'Azur.
Have you just joined the cactus craze? Do you want to know how to make your little bundle of spikes thrive, flower and breed? This quirky pocket-sized book is your essential guide to pleasing your prickly pet.
Your cactus may be surviving, but is it happy? There's so much more to these little green plants than just keeping them alive. Happy Cactus gets right to the point with practical advice from potting to propagating. Unearth the secrets of different cacti and succulents, with profiles on more than 105 popular varieties - from the cute, flowering pincushion cactus to the wacky prickly pear, discover what makes your plant unique and how it might behave when treated with a little bit of love. Find out where to put it, when to water it, what to feed it, what to look out for and how to encourage its distinctive traits, from flower stalks to fast growth. Flick through inspirational features to help you create a show-stopping cactus display.
Whether you're a young urbanite seeking a stylish houseplant for your flat but struggling to keep more temperamental plants alive, or a green-fingered cactus enthusiast determined to get your precious plant to grow and flower this year, Happy Cactus is here to answer all your questions.
PLEASE NOTE - this is a replica of the print book and you will need paper and a pencil to complete the exercises.
This absolutely essential language guide and workbook will expand your English vocabulary in no time.
Spilling over with thousands of entries for useful words and phrases, this is the perfect study aid for any adult learning English as a foreign language.??
With 3,000 words across hundreds of pages, English Vocabulary Builder brings you everything you need to know and much, much more. From activities, family, holidays, science, and work to animals, feelings, health, sports, and weather, just about every subject in the English language is covered in eye-catching, illustrative detail. All the vocabulary is shown with both UK and US spellings, and every word can be heard with its own audio recording in the accompanying app available for download. Additional interactive exercises ensure language learning is an easy, entertaining, and educational experience.
??This book is part of DK's best-selling English for Everyone series, which 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 apps, there has never been a better time to learn English.