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From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books.
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Explore the laws and theories of physics in this accessible introduction to the forces that shape our Universe, our planet, and our everyday lives.
Using a bold, graphic-led approach The Physics Book sets out more than 80 key concepts and discoveries that have defined the subject and influenced our technology since the beginning of time. With the focus firmly on unpicking the thought behind each theory - as well as exploring when and how each idea and breakthrough came about - seven themed chapters examine the history and developments in areas such as energy and matter, and electricity and magnetism, as well as quantum, nuclear, and particle physics.
Eureka moments abound: from Pythagoras's observations of the pleasing harmonies created by vibrating strings, and Galileo's experiments with spheres, to Isaac Newton's apple and his conclusions about gravity and the laws of motion. You'll also learn about Albert Einstein's insights into relativity; how the accidental discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation confirmed the Big Bang theory; the search for the Higgs boson particle; and why most of our Universe is missing. If you've ever wondered exactly how physicists formulated - and proved - these abstract concepts, The Physics Book is the book for you.
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
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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.
Find your ideal dog - and learn how to look after it - in this stunning guide to all things canine.
Combining breeds, behaviour, care, and training advice, this book contains everything you need to know to help you choose and look after a dog, from the tiny Chihuahua to the towering Great Dane. Find the perfect pet using Q&A selector charts that help you find the best breed to suit your lifestyle.
Fully updated to reflect the latest dog breeds, The Complete Dog Breed Book contains a catalogue of more than 420 dogs. Each features stunning photographs of the dog from various angles, while popular breeds - including the Boxer, Labrador Retriever, and English Springer Spaniel - are given a special in-depth treatment. Clear and concise text explains the main features of the dog, as well as providing a historical overview of the breed. Annotation highlights physical characteristics of each breed, while panels provide an at-a-glance guide to key features, such as the dog's temperament, size, and colour.
A practical section on care covers the fundamental aspects of looking after a dog, from handling and grooming to exercise and health. Step-by-step photographic sequences, combined with expert-written advice, explain the essentials of basic obedience. The Complete Dog Breed Book is a one-stop manual to helping you become the owner of a happy, healthy, well-behaved dog.
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.
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.
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.
PLEASE NOTE - this is a replica of the print book and you will need paper and a pencil to complete the exercises.
Our Course Book (Level 4) is a great reference guide to introduce English at an advanced stage including key language skills, grammar, and vocabulary. Build your confidence and fluency of conversational English.
Ideal for English test preparations or ESL lesson plans, the Course Book uses visual teaching methods to introduce the English language, reinforced through a variety of exercises and examples when used alongside our Practice Book (Level 4). Challenge your English experience in Level 4 with topical content covering family life, careers and business, news and media, and even laws, rules, and regulations. Improve your vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation to an advanced level in this comprehensive guide to practical English usage.
Whether you are looking for ESL teaching resources, or a structured programme for adults to learn English as a second language, the English for Everyone Course Books provide:
- Sample language examples: New language topics are introduced in context using clear, illustrated, and colour coded explanations
- Supporting audio: Extensive English-speaking audio materials integrated into every unit, giving vital oral and listening practice. (All supplementary audio is available on the DK English for Everyone website and IOS/Android App).
- Quick referencing: Easy-to-follow units, mirrored in both the Course and Practice Books for easy referencing and teaching
- Sentence formation guides: Visual break downs of English grammar in use, showing learners how to recreate even complex English sentences
- Visual English vocabulary cues: Lists of useful English words and common phrases with visual aids are available throughout the book
- Personalised learning: Write-on lines encourage ESL learners to write their own prompts and translations where needed to help customise English language learning
The English for Everyone Level 4 resources cover the advanced skills and topics required for all major global English-language exams and reference frameworks including:
- CEFR: upper B2 - C1
- TOEFL (test paper): 520-580
- TOEFL (computer-based test): 200-240
- TOEFL (online test): 70-95
- IELTS: 5.5-7
- TOEIC: 850-900
English for Everyone is a series of guides and practice books that supports English learning for adults from a beginner level, to intermediate, and advanced practical English. Offering an easy-to-follow format that offers guidance for both teaching English as a foreign language, and a self-study approach with resources available to improve English speaking, reading and writing.
Let the experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew e-guide you around the beautiful and mysterious world that is the plant kingdom.
From regulating the air we breathe, to providing food, clothes, fuels, and medicines - plants are fundamental to our lives. Discover an extraordinary diversity of species, which includes a grass that grows a metre a day, roots that breathe air, and "queen of the night" cactuses whose rare blooms vanish before dawn.
In a combination of art and science, Flora celebrates plants from majestic trees to microscopic algae, explaining how they germinate, grow, and reproduce. It presents species that have evolved to accommodate pollinating insects such as the foxglove, and plants that have adapted to flourish in even the most hostile of habitats.
Pierre-Joseph Redoute in the 18th-century was described as the "Raphael of flowers". Flora showcases his botanical paintings as well as those of Georg Ehret and others in this gorgeous visual celebration of plants through the ages.
Whether you are a keen gardener, naturalist, or botany student, this beautiful ebook is a treat that will entice, inform, and amaze.
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.
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.