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See how maths' infinite mysteries and beauty unfold in this captivating educational book!
Discover more than 85 of the most important mathematical ideas, theorems, and proofs ever devised with this beautifully illustrated book. Get to know the great minds whose revolutionary discoveries changed our world today.
You don't have to be a maths genius to follow along with this book! This brilliant book is packed with short, easy-to-grasp explanations, step-by-step diagrams, and witty illustrations that play with our ideas about numbers. What is an imaginary number? Can two parallel lines ever meet? How can maths help us predict the future? All will be revealed and explained in this encyclopedia of mathematics.
It's as easy as 1, 2, and 3!
The Maths Book tells the exciting story of how mathematical thought advanced through history. This diverse and inclusive account will have something for everybody, including the maths behind world economies and espionage. This book charts the development of maths around the world. From ancient mathematical ideas and inventions, such as prehistoric tally bones through to the developments in mathematics during medieval and Renaissance Europe. Fast forward to today and gain insight into the recent rise of game and group theory.
Delve in deeper into the history of maths:
- Ancient and Classical Periods 6000 BCE - 500 CE
- The Middle Ages 500 - 1500
- The Renaissance 1500 - 1680
- The Enlightenment 1680 - 1800
- The 19 th Century 1800 - 1900
- Modern Mathematics 1900 - Present
The Series Simply Explained
With over 7 million copies sold worldwide to date, The Maths 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.
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.
An incredible, educational journey through space and time on planet Earth and beyond. The perfect children's encyclopedia for a young explorer.
This bold kid's encyclopedia uses ground-breaking CGI imagery to reveal the world as you've never seen it before. Informative, diverse in subject matter, easy to read and brimming with beautiful graphics that make it a truly immersive reading experience.
Part of a fantastic series of kid's educational books. Explore the incredibly detailed cross-sections and cutaways that reveal the inner workings of just about everything.
Look inside an Apollo spacecraft, a volcano, or the body of a T-rex! Learn about the Big Bang and the science behind fireworks. Then explore the galaxies and stars back to Earth, and in and around the mechanics of the human body.
This fully updated edition of Knowledge Encyclopedia is the perfect reference book for inquisitive minds of all ages, covering space, Earth, nature, the human body, science, and history. More than a general knowledge book, jam-packed with fun facts about the world, it includes fascinating statistics, maps, timelines, graphics, and superb photorealistic cross-sections. A family encyclopedia that makes the most complex subjects easy to understand, so anyone can go on an adventure through its pages.
Explore, Discover And Learn!
Spend quality time exploring our universe with your children, accompanied by impressive visuals to engage their senses.
Discover the mysteries of Tutankhamun's tomb, what powers tsunamis, tornadoes, and earthquakes or witness the birth of a star in all its glory and learn about the secrets held in our DNA. You can also go back in time to the building of the Great Wall of China or walk the scarred battlefields of two World Wars.
DK's Knowledge Encyclopedia uncovers the marvels of our world in unprecedented detail and with stunning realism.
This educational book opens the world in new ways through:
-Amazing insights into space and the universe
-Interesting facts about Earth include:
-A closer look at nature
-Diving into the human body
-The amazing world of science
-Our world's history
Knowledge Encyclopedia is part of the Knowledge Encyclopedia educational series. Complete the collection to keep your little ones entertained while learning more about the world around them. This series includes titles such as Knowledge Encyclopedia Dinosaur! History!, Space!, Ocean! and more.
This landmark piece of reference publishing offers a reliable, visually stunning, and family-friendly alternative to online information sources.
Includes carefully curated content, the pages of this illustrated encyclopedia are designed to be accessible and illuminating to a wide range of readers, and parents and teachers can be confident that children won't see any unwanted content. Featuring accessible and authoritative information, this book is a comprehensive guide to a wide range of human knowledge, and its text is integrated with clear artworks and informative, illuminating photography to bring general knowledge vividly to life.
The scope of content in The Visual Encyclopedia makes it stand alone as a self-contained family reference guide, and it covers the fields of science, nature, space, history, the arts, technology, leisure, and more. The information is organized thematically to make navigation easy, and clear signposting highlights connections between subjects.
Whether you want to find the answer to a question, read about a particular area of interest, or simply browse a range of subjects at leisure, this accessible, family-friendly reference guide offers a trustworthy source of knowledge and enjoyment.
See science as you've never seen it before.
This extraordinary encyclopedia fuels your imagination with its truly ground-breaking visual approach to the world around us. Jaw-dropping 3D computer-generated images burst from the pages, detailing the tiny atoms that make up our Universe and the incredible forces that keep it all together. From mixtures and metamorphosis to friction and flying, the wonders of biology, chemistry, and physics are brought to together in one must-have volume. Travel to the tropics to see feeding flamingoes, dive deep underwater to swim with a blue whale, and rush to the racetrack to lift the top on a Formula 1 car.
Knowledge Encyclopedia: Science! covers all the key core subjects in glorious technicolour detail alongside easy explanations and fun facts to spark young minds to the science that surrounds us.
Part of DK's hugely successful Knowledge Encyclopedia series, this is the perfect accompaniment to the school syllabus and an essential addition to every family library.
All the core national curriculum maths topics in one book, an accessible, and indispensable guide for students, parents, and educators.
Covering topics from probability to statistics, algebra to geometry, this study guide is what every young, budding mathematician needs to succeed in maths - both at home and in school.
This maths book is the perfect support for coursework, homework, and exam revision. Inside students will find:
- Key concepts are shown in visual form and summarised to just one page
- Important aspects of each topic explained with step-by-step instructions and diagrams
- Key fact boxes that break down core concepts and make the material easier to memorise
- "How it works" and "Look closer" boxes explain essential ideas and work through problems with simple graphics
- Practice questions to help students test their understanding of important topics
Super Simple Maths is designed for learners between the ages of 11 - 16. Each maths topic in line with the national curriculum is simplified into manageable, bite-sized chunks explained using colourful, engaging diagrams and graphs. Perfect for visual learners, this guide brings maths clearly into focus, making mathematicians out of even the most reluctant of students.
Instructive information panels use real-world examples to make maths relevant and less daunting for students, parents, and teachers alike. Fact boxes provide rapid-fire points for easy learning and are perfect for classroom quizzes. Studying for exams has never been easier using this exceptional educational tool.
DK's Super Simple series of educational books cover a range of topics from Super Simple Physics, Super Simple Chemistry to Super Simple Biology. Each book contains colourful, engaging, diagrams, simple explanations and exam revision questions - perfect for students, teachers, and parents alike.
Explore the social and cultural history of 100 of the world's most important cities.
From the first towns in Mesopotamia to today's global metropolises, cities have marked the progress of civilisation. Written in the form of illustrated "biographies", Great Cities offers a rich historical overview of each featured city, brought to vivid life with paintings, photographs, timelines, maps, and artefacts.
This history book provides a fascinating insight into the events, movements and people throughout history who have shaped the cities where we live. Inside the pages of this visual guide, discover:
- The story behind each city - how it was established, critical moments in its development, and why it is considered historically significant
- The different types of cities, from the centres of ancient and lost civilisations and great river cities to planned cities and modern metropolises
- Beautiful illustrations with large-scale reproductions of paintings, photographs, maps, and other artefacts
- Stunning images of city life and key moments in history are complemented by close-ups of revealing details and feature panels that provide additional context
From the ancient to the modern, get under the skin of what made cities like Persepolis, Paris, Vienna, Prague, Amsterdam, Tokyo, and Dubai tick. This lavish book is about more than history - it explores the art, architecture, commerce, and politics of the great civilisations throughout history.
Great Cities provides a unique window into how cities have become markers of human progress. Explore which ancient civilisation founded the precursor to Mexico City, why Venice was the gateway to the East, what the Belle Epoque was, and who the first city to build sewers was. It's the perfect gift for armchair explorers interested in history, geography, and the arts.
Crammed with all the core curriculum topics, this physics book for kids will have you exam-ready in no time!
A fantastic aid for home and school learning, coursework, and test revision, this comprehensive guide to physics covers topics for Years 7-11 (Ages 12-16).
This educational guide to physics covers:
- Core topics for Key Stage 3 and 4, and GSCE physics
- Scientific concepts explained in a fun and visual format
- Key facts summarise each subject, helping you revise for exams
- Simple diagrams explain how physics works
This super simple science book cuts through the jargon and breaks down the information into easy, manageable chunks. From atoms and states of matter to scalars and vectors, this indispensable guide is packed with everything you need to quickly and easily understand physics.
As your GCSE physics exam gets closer, the revision can feel overwhelming. Super Simple: Physics has got you covered! This reference book will help get you up to speed on the fundamental concepts before your exam!
The Ultimate Physics Revision Book
Whether you're a keen physicist or just looking to get top marks, this accessible science revision guide for children offers clear and concise coverage of all the core physics topics. From dramatic images of planets to bolts of lightning, vivid photography makes it easy for students to relate physics to the world around them.
Complete the Series:
Alongside Super Simple: Chemistry, Super Simple: Biology, and Super Simple: Maths, these revision guides are part of an exciting new series from DK Books.
Do you ever wonder what is happening inside you right now? Now you can with this amazing home reference for the whole family.
Jaw-dropping new computer-generated images showcase the many parts, organs, tissues, and systems that keep you firing on all cylinders! These strikingly realistic pictures zoom in on the amazing wonders of the human body in breathtaking detail.
See how it looks and learn how it works with easy explanations and fascinating facts and figures. Discover why sweating could save your life, how the brain makes memories, and why blood is bright red, together with much, much more in this unforgettable encyclopedia.
Knowledge Encyclopedia Human Body! gives you a unique view of the human body inside and out. Part of DK's hugely successful Knowledge Encyclopedia series, this is the perfect accompaniment to the school syllabus and an essential addition to every family library.
Have you ever asked yourself how the inventions, gadgets, and devices that surround us actually work? Discover the hidden workings of everyday technology with this graphic guide.
How Technology Works demystifies the machinery that keeps the modern world going, from simple objects such as zip fasteners and can openers to the latest, most sophisticated devices of the information age, including smart watches, personal digital assistants, and driverless cars. It includes inventions that have changed the course of history, like the internal combustion engine, as well as technologies that might hold the key to our future survival, including solar cells and new kinds of farming to feed a growing population.
All the way through the book, step-by-step explanations are supported by simple and original graphics that take devices apart and show you how they work. The opening chapter explains principles that underpin lots of devices - from basic mechanics to electricity to digital technology. From there on, devices are grouped by application - such as the home, transport, and computing - making them easy to find and placing similar devices side by side.
How Technology Works is perfect for anyone who didn't have a training in STEM subjects at school or is simply curious about how the modern world works.
With this manual in your toolbox, you will never have to visit the bicycle shop again.
A complete and illustrated guide for maintaining and repairing your bicycle! You will learn how to fit different parts, troubleshoot, adjust your bicycle, and do emergency repairs.
The Complete Bike Owner's Manual is filled with all you need to know about your bicycle. You will have a better handle on tools, techniques and possible solutions to common problems.
Inside you will find:
- Illustrations with specially commissioned CGI artworks, which highlight mechanical parts that are hidden or too small to be seen in photographs
- Handy tips, equipment lists and checks before you do any repairs or customisation to your bike
- Comprehensive coverage of all the major types of bicycles and parts, from all the leading brands
- Less commonly discussed topics, from upkeep and upgrades to accessories and clothing
Created for cyclists by cyclists, this bicycle manual takes you through all the aspects of cycling and taking care of your bicycles. It is sectioned into chapters covering bicycle parts, tools, servicing your bicycle, transmission, steering and saddle, brakes, wheels, and suspension.
Extremely detailed CGI artwork offers a detailed look at even the tiniest components of your bicycle. Written by experts in bicycle manufacture, maintenance and repair, it's the perfect reference guide for new and veteran bicycle owners! Diagnostic spreads go from symptom to solution - so no additional expert knowledge is required. Plus, the toolbox features outline the equipment needed for each task.
Journey from Earth to the outer reaches of the universe with this stunning book about space! You'll encounter bizarre planets, distant stars, and intricate galaxies.
Every page of this captivating book reveals the secrets behind more than 100 celestial objects, from planets, asteroids to black holes and galaxies. Get ready to explore fun facts and exciting new scientific discoveries!
For centuries, the mysteries of space have captured our imaginations. This picture book will illuminate imaginations and spark curious minds to explore the vastness of space.
Take your little astronaut on a journey from our planet out into the furthest reaches of the universe! Filled with gorgeous illustrations and incredible photography, young readers will be intrigued by the detailed close-up images of each celestial body.
The engaging storybook-style descriptions and simple text shed a light on facts, myths, and key discoveries about the universe! Explore the wonders of our solar system and beyond. This educational book also includes reference pages packed with fascinating information.
Journey Through the Vastness of Space
Join us on an adventure across the universe, as we rocket to the stars! Discover 100 objects from the universe, arranged from the closest to our planet to the ones furthest away. Storybook-style text and out-of-this-world pictures make this book perfect for an astronomical bedtime. It's also a fantastic gift for children who can't get enough of space.
Grab your spacesuit and put your helmet on! Inside the pages of this adventure book, you'll find:
- Beautiful illustrations and incredible photography that showcase the mysteries of space.
- Discover 100 remarkable objects in the cosmos.
- Engaging storybook-style descriptions that explain key discoveries about the universe.
More to Explore
Once you've discovered The Mysteries of the Universe, dive into the companion titles from this series from DK Books! The Wonders of Nature explores more than 100 items from the natural world and An Anthology of Intriguing Animals showcases animals from around the world.