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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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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.
See the history of witchcraft, magic and superstition come to life with this spectacular supernatural book!
From alchemy and modern Wicca to paganism and shamanism, this enchanting book takes you on a mystical journey that will leave you spellbound. This is the perfect introduction to magic and the occult!
This reference book on witchcraft is packed with:
- Informative, engaging, and accessible text and lavish illustrations
- Special features on aspects of magic, such as oracle bones of ancient China, the Knights Templar, and magic at the movies, and "plants and potions", such as mandrake and belladonna examine topics in great detail
- Quick-fact panels that explore magic origins, key figures, key deities, use in spells, structures of religions, and more
This indispensable witchcraft book explores the common human fascination with spells, superstition, and the supernatural. It provides you with a balanced and unbiased account of everything from Japanese folklore and Indian witchcraft to the differences between black and white magic and dispelling myths such as those surrounding the voodoo doll and Ouija.
Expect the unexpected with A History Of Magic, Witchcraft and the Occult. It will open your eyes to other worlds. Discover forms of divination from astrology and palmistry to the Tarot and runestones. Explore the presence of witchcraft in literature from Shakespeare's Macbeth to the Harry Potter series, and the ways in which magic has interacted with religion.
Whether you're a believer or a sceptic, this richly illustrated history book provides a fresh approach to the extensive and complex story of witchcraft, magic and the occult.
Do you want to learn the world's most spoken language? This easy-to-use beginner's e-guide and audio app will get you speaking basic Mandarin in no time.
With useful tips, practice exercises, and fascinating insights into Chinese culture, Easy Peasy Chinese teaches you how to read, write, and speak Mandarin Chinese step by step. The accompanying audio app covers all the vocabulary in the book, helping you perfect your pronunciation and quickly get to grips with the Mandarin tones. Aimed at children aged 8+, but of appeal to beginners of all ages, it will teach you all the words and phrases you'll need to get by in China, so you can introduce yourself, read and write numbers, and chat about the weather, food, and interests. What's more, you can give yourself a Chinese name, haggle over shop prices, and learn all about the national culture.
The ebook covers Pinyin, the system used to spell out Chinese characters using Roman letters, and introduces the Chinese writing system, identifying more than 200 of the most frequently used Chinese characters. Bold illustrations and photographs, and a compact, super-stylish design help make the process of learning fun and accessible. There is no Great Wall stopping you from learning now.
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.
Join us on a fascinating journey through the ages! Explore historical events through engaging explanations, incredible illustrations and stunning computer-generated images.
A gorgeously illustrated guide to the history of the world, from what everyday life was like in medieval cultures to the ground-breaking, eco-friendly innovations of today.
From the disciplined armies of ancient Rome and the first flight of the Wright Brothers to World War II and post-colonial Africa, this comprehensive history book brings historical events to life in incredible detail.
World history is charted and celebrated from every angle in this reference book. Perfect for making home learning fun, young readers will get to see what history looked like through spectacular computer-generated images of key people, places, and events.
Discover fantastic facts about the history of everything. Comprehensive and authoritative information on a massive range of topics will inspire young minds to learn more about history. Find out what everyday life was like in Egypt, how inventions such as the printer came about, and understand why the world went to war - twice.
Packed with vivid depictions of history, this complete visual reference guide shows you what other encyclopedias only tell you. Peek inside ancient buildings, meet ferocious samurai warriors, and marvel at elaborate outfits, all through highly detailed CGI images.
A Fascinating Introduction to The World Through Time
Find out fun facts that will amaze you, surprise you, and answer your burning questions about some of history's key events, such as The French Revolution or The Golden Age of Cinema. This book will transport you to the most exciting times of the past, from our earliest ancestors right up to the world we live in today.
Journey back in time with this educational book of the events of the past!
- The Ancient World
- The Medieval World
- The Age of Revolution
- The Age of Exploration
- The Modern World
Complete the Series:
DK Book's Knowledge EncyclopediaSeries makes the most complex subjects easy to understand. Discover everything you need to know about the human body in Knowledge Encyclopedia Human Body!, learn about the most exciting parts of space in Knowledge Encyclopedia Space!, and many more!
Much more than just a book of maps, What's Where on Earth? Atlas brings our amazing world to life in 3-D.
What's Where on Earth? Atlas is like no other atlas you have ever seen. With its specially commissioned 3-D maps and artworks, it will take you on a continent-by-continent tour of the world. Themed maps for each continent, on topics such as major geographical features, cities and monuments, population, and wildlife, explore the world in incredible detail.
What's Where on Earth? Atlas is the perfect gift and home reference for any child aged between 8 and 11 with an interest in the world around them.
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.
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.
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.
The definitive e-guide to more than 275 heroes, villains, aliens, and droids of the Star Wars galaxy.
The latest edition of this beloved title has been comprehensively updated to include new characters from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and both seasons of Star Wars: The Mandalorian.
Want to learn more about the Knights of Ren? Curious as to where Padmé Amidala is from? Wonder how tall Grogu is?
To learn the answers to these questions and more, look no further than Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia Updated and Expanded Edition. Written by Star Wars experts, the ebook is full of fun facts and intriguing information that's guaranteed to enthrall fans of all ages.
With plenty of lesser-known details, even die-hard fans will learn new facts about iconic characters.
© & ™ 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd.
Get started on your woodworking skills with this ultimate guide to essential carpentry techniques, tools, tips and tricks.
Complete and easy directions for key skills, from simple joinery techniques to more involved woodworking projects, with clear helpful photographs.
New carpenters will learn about the essential tools needed, the principles of basic design, and practice crucial techniques, such as wood joints, finishing, woodturning, and furniture restoration.
Experienced crafters will enjoy enhancing their skills and learning something new. We'll make sure you choose the right wood for the job, find more than 100 hard and softwoods, and their properties in our handy directory.
Put your skills into practice with 28 DIY woodworking projects. This carpentry book will show you how to create home accessories, furnishings, outdoor projects, workshop projects, and more. This reference book provides all the information you need to become a master carpenter and have a houseful of fine furnishings to show for the effort!
Everything You Need to Know About Woodworking
Woodwork is a complete illustrated carpentry course with comprehensive and extensive photos to show you how to become a craftsman. You'll have all the information you need to start your projects right away with simple step-by-step instructions. It also makes a fantastic gift for hobby carpenters.
Inside, you'll discover:
- Tools: Understand how to use hand, power, and machine tools, and choose the right wood for every job.
- Techniques: Follow clear, step-by-step instructions to master all key woodworking techniques.
- Projects: Put your skills into practice to create well-crafted and practical objects, from a wine rack to a chest of drawers.