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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.
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.
We may all speak the same language, but getting to grips with grammar is the ultimate challenge.
You could be puzzled by prepositions, confused by comparatives, or muddled over modals. Thankfully, this complete visual aid to everything in the English language sets you straight with a clear and concise format for easy understanding.
The rules of English grammar are beautifully presented with eye-catching illustrations, step-by-step graphics, and straightforward explanations to help you learn. Suitable for English language learners at all levels, including experienced English speakers looking for a recap of key language points, English Grammar Guide covers basic, intermediate, and advanced grammar.
There is no stone left unturned when it comes to the English language. All kinds of problems are solved, including tenses, verbs, adverbs, clauses, superlatives, and questions. You are encouraged to spot patterns and sequences in language to see the similarities and develop greater understanding. After swotting up, test yourself with a range of speaking, reading, and writing exercises to see how far you have come.
This essential grammar e-guide is part of DK's English for Everyone series, an exciting and educational self-study course to build up confidence and fluency. Whether you want to improve your grammar for school, study, exams (including TOEFL and IELTS), work, or travel, this is the perfect reading companion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.