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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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Back and better - DK's biggest natural history book is given a fresh update.
Explore life on Earth through this monumental and beautiful guide. From sandstone to silver, tiny toadstool to a mighty oak, and amoeba to zebra, along with everything in between - this is the ultimate visual guide to Earth's wildlife and natural history!
This incredible book has been updated with some of the latest scientific discoveries - including new species and images! It also includes:
- Full-colour pictorial galleries that build into a stunning visual catalogue of more than 5,000 species
- Comprehensive coverage of more than 500 rocks, minerals, and fossils
- Commissioned photographic features zoom in on star species
- Each geological and biological grouping is introduced and explained
- An illustrated introduction explaining key subjects such as the formation of rocks and minerals, the origins of life, and the evolution and classification of living organisms
- A glossary of important natural history terms, an index of common and scientific names, and groupings
Since the original release 11 years ago, thousands of new species and revelations have been identified and added to The Natural History Book for this updated 2nd edition. After a decade of scientific exploration, the new edition exudes mind-blowing discoveries and celebrates the diversity of the natural world. Acquaint yourself with the olinguito (the "kitty bear" of the Andean cloud forest) and a new species of deep-sea Bolosoma glass sponge photographed by the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer.
The breathtaking animal and nature encyclopedia was researched and written by a team of natural history experts that guarantees only the best and latest information. It's a perfect addition to every family bookshelf and an ideal gift for any nature lovers.
Join the ultimate battle for the LEGO® Star Wars™ galaxy!
Travel the galaxy with the Resistance heroes. Discover new planets and meet new friends. Find out about the First Order's plot to rule the galaxy. Can the heroes defeat the villains?
Engaging topics and fun, interactive pages build reading skills in this Level 2 Reader - just right for children who are beginning to read on their own. A glossary and fun quiz at the end of the book help to develop vocabulary and reading comprehension skills. Each title in the DK Readers series is developed in consultation with leading literacy experts to help children build a lifelong love of reading.
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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.
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.
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.
From lightning-wielding Zeus, the supreme Greek god, to protective Hathor, the Egyptian goddess of love - heroes, gods, and monsters are brought to life in these retellings of myths from around the world.
Myths, Legends, and Sacred Stories is a children's book that invites you to explore all the well-known stories from Greek and Norse mythology, and a range of other cultures across more than 100 tales.
Discover the fascinating myths of Anansi, the West African trickster god who takes the form of a spider; the story of the Wawilak Sisters of Arnhem Land in northern Australia, who form the land as they walk across it; or the Slavic tale of Ivan as he chases the mischievous Firebird.
Read about ferocious, man-eating monsters such as the Minotaur and Fafnir the dragon, and the legendary heroes that fought them, like Theseus and Sigurd. Also included are the legends of Robin Hood, and of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, epics from Asia, such as the Mahabharata and Gilgamesh, and a host of tales from Aztec mythology and a range of other cultures.
As well as offering the retellings themselves, Myths, Legends, and Sacred Stories: a children's encyclopedia investigates the meanings of these primal stories, examining why these tales have stood the test of time over thousands of years. Themed features draw together elements that are common to myths from all over the world, such as shapeshifters, mythical beasts, and magical weapons. Panels on modern retellings, such as Percy Jackson and The Little Mermaid, help to show why these myths are still relevant to our lives today.
The ultimate book of knowledge that every child needs! Ideal for little ones with lots of big questions about the world we live in.
What is photosynthesis? How do the muscles in our bodies work? How do meteorites and asteroids form? Open the pages of this illustrated encyclopedia and discover the answers to all your questions.
This fascinating kids encyclopedia has simple, easy-to-read text and lively, detailed illustrations, helping young readers build their knowledge on a wide range of topics. Explore giant galaxies, microscopic bacteria, human cells, ancient civilisations and more.
Full of fun facts and stats, this reference book for children is designed to be both fascinating and fun to use! It covers a vast scope of information, from the Earth, its plants, and animals, to its people and discoveries. For easy navigation, this kids encyclopedia is arranged thematically with more than 9000 indexed entries and 2500 colourful illustrations.
Feed your child's curiosity and help them shape their ideas about the world around them. Perfect for home-schooling with age-appropriate knowledge on a range of topics complementary to their school curriculum. This will help build their general knowledge and inspire them to want to know more.
A Must-Have Reference Book for Every Child's Library
With almost 500000 copies sold worldwide since 2009, this children's encyclopedia is a book of wonder that will absorb children of all ages. It has now been fully updated in line with the latest knowledge and research.
It contains all the homework answers your kids will need, explained clearly and checked by experts. It's the perfect gift for children who aren't afraid to ask why.
You'll learn everything you need to know about topics like:
- The environment and ecology
- Living world
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Expand your knowledge and explore more books from this series that cover your child's favourite subjects. Go on an intergalactic adventure in Space: A Children's Encyclopedia, discover our blue planet like never before inOcean: A Children's Encyclopedia, and take a tour of the human body in Human Body: A Children's Encyclopedia.
English for Everyone is an exciting and comprehensive self-study course for adults learning English as a foreign language. This course is a unique new series with a visual, engaging, and easy to follow style to make the English language easy to learn.
The English for Everyone Grammar Guide is a detailed visual reference that makes even the trickiest points of English grammar clear and simple, with beautiful illustrations and clear, step-by-step graphics. This English grammar guide covers all aspects of grammar including tenses, verbs, clauses, superlatives and adverbs. Learn English grammar with detailed information on easily confused phrases, conversation starters, and question words.
The English for Everyone Grammar Guide is part of the English for Everyone series. Perfect for personal study or to support exams including TOEFL and IELTS, English for Everyone is suitable for all levels of English language learners.
How does God speak through prophecy? What is the significance of the Transfiguration? Explore these questions and more with this guide to one of the world's most important religious texts.
Learn about the ideas and beliefs key to the teachings of the most widely printed religious book of all time, in this perfect introduction to The Bible.
The Bible Book features breakdowns of some of the most well-known passages ever written from The Bible. Looking at more than 100 of the most important Old and New Testament stories through clear and easy-to-follow spreads, The Bible Book profiles key figures, from Adam and Eve to Peter and Paul; locations, such as Jerusalem and Rome; and essential theological theories, like the Trinity, to help create a clear insight into Christianity.
Packed with biblical quotes, flowcharts, and infographics explaining significant concepts clearly and simply, The Bible Book is perfect for anyone with an interest in religion.
PLEASE NOTE - this is a replica of the print book and you will need paper and a pencil to complete the exercises.
Puzzled by past tenses? Confused be comparatives? The English for Everyone Grammar Practice Book is packed with practice questions and activities to help you learn essential English grammar through visual and engaging content.
The Grammar Practice Book helps you to develop your practical English through a variety of exercises and examples that will expand your understanding of grammar and punctuation in use. When used alongside our Grammar Guide, which introduces essential grammar rules through visual teaching methods, this grammar book is ideal for English test preparations or ESL lesson plans.
About English For Everyone
English for Everyone is a series of guides and practice books that support English learning for teenagers and 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.
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 Series provides:
- 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 essential English grammar for beginners, 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 prompts and translations
The English for Everyone Series covers the skills and topics required for all major global English-language exams and reference frameworks including: