Audio Books by DK

DK is the author of How Business Works (2022), DK Eyewitness Spain (2022), DK Eyewitness Switzerland (2022), The Great Wall Through Time (2022) and other 402 books.

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How Business Works

by: DK
release date: Apr 19, 2022
How Business Works
This ebook explains and explores the essential terms and key concepts in the world of business, finance, and company management. If you''re perplexed by profit margins, confused by cash flow, or baffled by balance sheets, all your questions and many more are answered in this indispensable guide. Grasp how companies work, from management to research and development, and sales and marketing to production and distribution. Eye-catching visual aids give a helpful representation of each and every aspect of business, while the complex subject matter is broken down into clear definitions and concise explanations, expressed in easy-to-understand language. Crammed with essential know-how, How Business Works is perfect for anyone looking to boost their business brain or learn the ropes from the ground to the top.

DK Eyewitness Spain

release date: Apr 12, 2022
DK Eyewitness Spain
Discover Spain - a compelling country filled with must see sights Whether you want to explore Granada''s spectacular Alhambra palace, watch swirling flamenco dancers in Seville or walk through lush countryside on the epic Camino de Santiago, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Spain has to offer. From the golden beaches on the Mediterranean coast to the wild peaks of the Pyrenees, Spain''s varied landscape is a treasure trove for outdoor enthusiasts. But its cities are just as enticing. Discover architectural wonders, Roman ruins, captivating museums and, to top it all off, a tantalizing cuisine complemented by world-class wine. Our recently updated e-guide brings Spain to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed breakdowns of all the must-see sights, photographs on practically every page, and our hand-drawn illustrations which place you inside the country''s iconic buildings and neighborhoods. You''ll discover: - our pick of Spain''s must-sees, top experiences and hidden gems - the best spots to eat, drink, shop and stay - detailed maps and walks which make navigating the country easy - easy-to-follow itineraries - expert advice: get ready, get around and stay safe - color-coded chapters to every part of Spain, from Barcelona to Madrid, Northern Spain to Southern Spain Planning a city break? Look out for our DK Eyewitness Barcelona and Catalonia or our DK Eyewitness Madrid.

DK Eyewitness Switzerland

release date: Apr 12, 2022
DK Eyewitness Switzerland
Discover Switzerland - a country small in size, but big on experience. Whether you want to hit the slopes, join the Swiss in their national pastime of hut-to-hut hiking, or take a scenic railway journey to remember, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Switzerland has to offer. Full of magical sights and exhilarating activities, Switzerland''s small size belies its beguiling charms. In a single day, visitors can encounter breathtaking glaciers, high altitude lakes, and iconic mountains - and still be back in time for fondue and schnapps. Our updated e-guide brings Switzerland to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed breakdowns of all the must-see sights, photographs on practically every page, and our hand-drawn illustrations, which place you inside the country''s iconic buildings and neighbourhoods. We''ve also worked hard to make sure our information is as up-to-date as possible following the COVID-19 outbreak. You''ll discover: -our pick of Switzerland''s must-sees, top experiences and hidden gems -the best spots to eat, drink, shop and stay -detailed maps and walks which make navigating the country easy -easy-to-follow itineraries -expert advice: get ready, get around and stay safe -colour-coded chapters to every part of Switzerland, from Bern to Zürich, Valais to Geneva Touring the continent? Look out for our DK Eyewitness Europe.

The Great Wall Through Time

by: DK
release date: Apr 05, 2022
The Great Wall Through Time
Embark on an unforgettable time-traveling journey along one of the world''s greatest landmarks: the Great Wall of China. Spanning 2,300 years and more than 13,000 miles (21,000km), this beautifully illustrated children''s ebook reveals the fascinating story of the Great Wall and the individuals who helped build it. What started out as a frontier defense against northern tribes has, over time, become one of the seven great wonders of the world. Exquisite panoramic illustrations and engaging text bring to life key periods and turning points in the Great Wall''s history - from the first defensive forts built in 215 BCE to its painstaking present-day restoration. Cutaway views reveal the interiors of important buildings. Children will also love searching for the adventurous time-traveling bird who appears in each of the illustrations. Perfect for parents and children to pore over together, The Great Wall Through Time makes a gorgeous gift or collector''s item. Fun, interactive, and including details, it vividly presents Chinese history to children as they have never seen it before.

How Management Works

by: DK
release date: Mar 29, 2022
How Management Works
Discover everything you need to know to improve your management skills, and understand key management and business theories with this unique graphic e-guide. Combining clear, jargon-free language and bold, eye-catching graphics, How Management Works is a definitive and user-friendly guide to all aspects of organizational management. Learn whether it is more effective to lead through influence or control? Is delegation the key to productivity and how do you deal with different personalities? Drawing on the latest theories and practices - and includes graphics and diagrams that demystify complex management concepts - this ebook explains everything you need to know to build your management skills and get the very best out of your team. It is essential reading if you are an established or aspiring manager, or are studying a course in business or management. Much more than a standard business-management or self-help book, How Management Works shows you what other titles only tell you, combining solid reference with no-nonsense advice. It is the perfect primer for anyone looking to start their own business, become a more effective leader, or simply learn more about the world of business and management.

Careers

by: DK
release date: Mar 22, 2022
Careers
From robotics engineering and computer games development to environmental law and eco-friendly construction, this job e-guide features hundreds of careers, including trending opportunities. Do you have a passion but can''t work out how to make a career out of it? Do you want to change your career but don''t know where to start? Are you worried about career development? Or are you overwhelmed by so much advice you are lost in a sea of information? You''re not the only one - and Careers is here to steer you in the right direction. This indispensable e-guide is ideal for teenagers and newly qualified graduates. Career counsellors will also find this a trustworthy companion for helping students with their future career planning. So, whether you want to become a nurse or home decorator, a chef or cyber-security analyst (or you simply have no idea!), this ebook is your ultimate source. Concise and combining a user-friendly approach with a bold, graphic design, Careers is like having your very own career coach.

Simply Psychology

by: DK
release date: Mar 22, 2022
Simply Psychology
Grasping complex psychological ideas has never been easier. Transforming complicated ideas into easy-to-understand graphics supported by accessible text, Simply Psychology is the perfect introduction to the subject for those who are short on time but hungry for knowledge. Covering the key psychological theories from moral development to cognitive behavioral therapy, each easy-to-read, single-page entry explains the concept more clearly than ever before. Organized into chapters covering each branch of psychology, the ebook maps the development of psychological study, unpacking the complex ideas from the philosophers, psychologists, and scientists who have shaped our understanding of the human brain. Whether you are studying psychology in high school or college, or simply want a nonspecialized insight into the subject, this essential e-guide includes everything you need to understand the foundation of the subject quickly and easily.

DK Eyewitness Top 10 New York City

release date: Mar 01, 2022
DK Eyewitness Top 10 New York City
Exhilarating, ever-evolving and unforgettable-New York is one of the most visited cities in the world, known for its world-class museums and galleries, dazzling Broadway shows, towering skyscrapers, amazing food, and fast-paced life. Your DK Eyewitness Top 10 travel guide ensures you''ll find your way around New York City with absolute ease. Our annually updated Top 10 travel e-guide breaks down the best of New York City into helpful lists of ten-from our own selected highlights to the best museums, art galleries, restaurants, performing arts venues, children''s attractions, LGBTQ+ points of interest, and famous department stores. You''ll discover: - Fifteen easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day trip, a weekend, or a week - Top 10 lists of New York City''s must-sees, including detailed descriptions of the Empire State Building, American Museum of Natural History, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Times Square and Theater District, Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York City''s most interesting areas, with the best places for shopping, going out, and sightseeing - Inspiration for different things to enjoy during your trip - including festival and events, bars and lounges, hidden gems off the beaten path, and things to do for free - Streetsmart advice: get ready, get around, and stay safe Looking for more New York City''s culture, history, and attractions? Try our DK Eyewitness New York City.

DK Eyewitness Jerusalem, Israel and the Palestinian Territories

release date: Feb 15, 2022
DK Eyewitness Jerusalem, Israel and the Palestinian Territories
Discover serene sacred sights and bustling Bauhaus boulevards. Whether you want to float in the Dead Sea, visit the ruby-colored city of Petra or tuck into Tel-Aviv''s sumptuous food scene, your DK Eyewitness travel e-guide makes sure you experience all that Jerusalem, Israel and the Palestinian territories have to offer. Infused with a fascinating mix of cultural influences and gilded with sacred sites and ancient ruins, this landscape of dramatic desert outcrops and Mediterranean beaches has been enchanting visitors since the dawn of civilization. Our newly updated e-guide brings Jerusalem, Israel and the Palestinian territories to life, transporting you there like no other travel e-guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed information on all the must-see sights, inspiring photography, and our trademark illustrations. You''ll discover: - our pick of Jerusalem, Israel and the Palestinian territories'' must-sees, top experiences and hidden gems - the best spots to eat, drink, shop and stay - detailed maps and walks which make navigating the region easy - easy-to-follow itineraries - expert advice: get ready, get around and stay safe - color-coded chapters to every part of Jerusalem, Israel and the Palestinian territories, from the Mediterranean Coast to the Dead Sea, Galilee to Western Jordan Want the best of Israel in your pocket? Try our DK Eyewitness Top 10 Israel and Petra.

How to be a Genius

by: DK
release date: Feb 15, 2022
How to be a Genius
Use your eyes, ears, and imagination to explore your amazing mind and sharpen your wits. Do you want to calculate like Einstein, paint like Picasso, or compose like Mozart? Put your gray matter to the brain-training test and see how you measure up to some of the greatest thinkers in history. Tackle mind-boggling puzzles, games, and optical illusions and discover what makes your brain work: from why you smile to what is going on inside your head and what side of your brain does what. Learn about neurons, how memory works, and how to boost your creativity. How to Be a Genius makes a complex subject fun, accessible, and exciting, and is perfect for any child, whether they are intent on becoming a genius or just want to have fun with clever activities at home, on a journey, or in school.

World War II

by: DK
release date: Dec 01, 2022
World War II
A picture-packed guide to one of the most brutal conflicts of the 20th century. In collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, go back in time and experience history with this picture-led guide to the Second World War. This ebook tells the story of the second devastating conflict of the 20th century that tore the world apart, divided by international alliances and growing tensions between nations. Meet the key players who influenced the outcome of this global struggle. Explore major events such as the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Britain, the D-Day invasion, and the atomic bombs in Japan, and discover how clever code-breakers developed new technology to decipher hidden messages and gain military advantage over their enemies. DK Eyewitness World War II expertly illustrates the lessons of the Second World War and how they impact our world today. This museum in a ebook uses striking full-color photographs and illustrations of warfare, weaponry, vehicles, maps, and secret documents along with amazing facts, infographics, statistics, and timelines to reveal this conflict as never before. Part of the best-selling DK Eyewitness series, which is now getting an exciting makeover, this popular title has been reinvigorated for the next generation of information-seekers and stay-at-home explorers, with a fresh new look, new photographs, updated information, and a new "eyewitness" feature--fascinating first-hand accounts from experts in the field.

Managing People

by: DK
release date: Jan 04, 2022
Managing People
The practical e-guide that gives you the tools to succeed when managing people. This title in DK''s Essential Managers series contains all you need to manage people effectively and to develop or hone your management style. Find out how to improve your skills by learning how to motivate staff, improve performance, and create positive relationships. You''ll learn to build confidence, communicate clearly, and establish trust for navigating situations such as giving feedback, settling conflicts, and managing teams remotely. Essential Managers gives you a practical "how-to" approach with step-by-step instructions, tips, checklists, and "ask yourself" features showing you how to focus your energy, manage change, and make an impact. Whether you''re new to people management or looking to enhance your existing skills, this is the e-guide for you.

Leadership

by: DK
release date: Jan 04, 2022
Leadership
The practical e-guide to all of the skills you need to succeed as a leader. Discover how to improve your leadership skills by establishing a vision, inspiring others, and championing high performance. Essential Managers: Leadership teaches you how to focus your energy, build relationships, and develop strategies for success--as well as how to lead in difficult situations, such as managing teams remotely. Essential Managers gives you a practical "how-to" approach with step-by-step instructions, tips, checklists, and "ask yourself" features showing you how to focus your energy, manage change, and make an impact. Whether you want to develop new leadership tools or enhance your existing skills, this is the e-guide for you.

Natural Disasters

by: DK
release date: Aug 04, 2022
Natural Disasters
Be it raging floods or outbreak of infectious diseases, find out what causes these disasters and how they are managed. From tsunami to tornadoes, discover nature''s awesome potential with this Eyewitness guide. See how earthquakes, floods and hurricanes affect what lies in their path, and what measures we can use to protect ourselves from Mother Nature. Follow the journey of some of the most catastrophic disasters, and witness the rescue operations that followed. Learn, too, about the equipment used to predict natural disasters, from tsunami magnitude to the earthquake Richter scale and how studies help predict hurricanes, prevent avalanches, control wildfires, and survive earthquakes. DK Eyewitness Natural Disaster also explores the ancient legends linked to many natural disasters and explains how human activities have caused many other disasters in recent times. A timeline tracing some of the most devastating disasters in history, record-breaking facts, and a guide to some useful online resources makes this ebook an ideal companion for young readers. Part of the best-selling DK Eyewitness series, which is now getting an exciting makeover, this popular title has been reinvigorated for the next generation of information-seekers and stay-at-home explorers, with a fresh new look, new photographs, updated information, and a new "eyewitness feature - fascinating first-hand accounts from experts in the field.

On this Day

by: DK
release date: Dec 07, 2021
On this Day
Ever wonder what happened 100 years ago on your birthday? What about on Christmas Day in the year 800? Or Halloween in the distant past? You might be surprised by what you find out. On This Day is a history ebook with a difference. From January 1st to December 31st you will travel back in time and discover the weird and wonderful things that happened around the world on every day of the year. From a close encounter with Halley''s Comet on April 1, 374, to the introduction of Dolly the Sheep, the world''s first cloned mammal, on February 21, 1996, there is something incredible to learn on every page. Unlike other day-by-day history ebooks, On This Day uses quirky graphics and funky illustrations to turn back time and bring the past of each day back to life. No matter what your interests are, this visual feast of an ebook brings together an incredibly diverse range of events, all of them united by the day they share.

DK Eyewitness Costa Rica

release date: Nov 30, 2021
DK Eyewitness Costa Rica
From lush rain forests and sprawling beaches, to majestic jaguars and beautiful scarlet macaws, Costa Rica offers travelers a unique and vibrant experience. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Costa Rica showcases this beautiful country to its fullest and includes photographs, illustrations, and full-color maps. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Costa Rica also includes a 48-page field guide to Costa Rica''s varied wildlife and habitats, providing detailed information on local species, national parks, and preserves, plus practical tips on how to plan your trip and photograph wildlife. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that brighten every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Costa Rica truly shows you this beautiful country as no one else can.

Ancient Egypt

by: DK
release date: Nov 16, 2021
Ancient Egypt
Discover the intimate details of life under the pharaohs--and their extraordinary legacy--in this fascinating e-guide to Egypt''s ancient civilization. Encompassing 3,000 years and 31 Egyptian dynasties, from the time of Narmer to Cleopatra, this fresh appraisal of ancient treasures helps you navigate the political intrigues and cultural achievements of the Ancient Egyptians, from the Pyramids and the Sphinx of Giza to the Great Library and Lighthouse of Alexandria. You''ll meet pharaohs such as King Tutankhamun--whose mummified remains and lavish grave goods reveal so much about the society and its beliefs--as well as influential women such as Hatshepsut and Nefertiti, and warriors including Alexander the Great. Lavish photographs reveal the exquisite craftsmanship of their scribes, artists, and metalworkers, and the tomb paintings and relief carvings that captured the everyday life of farmers, artisans, soldiers, and traders in exquisite detail. Exclusive CGI reconstructions use the latest scientific information to recreate the finest tombs, temples, and pyramids. Beautifully illustrated, and unparalleled in scope, Ancient Egypt is the perfect ebook for anyone with an interest in ancient civilizations and Egyptology.

I Feel Kind

by: DK
release date: Nov 02, 2021
I Feel Kind
Help little ones learn about their emotions and discover kindness in this sweet little ebook. I Feel Kind is the perfect introduction to kindness, teaching youngsters how little acts of kindness in everyday life can have a positive impact on themselves and others. Follow the story of the bright, Kind flower to see how kindness looks and feels and the many ways children can spread kindness. This colorful picture ebook also asks children the important question, "What have you done that is kind?," turning the book into a fun, interactive experience. Sweet illustrated characters and minimal text make I Feel Kind the perfect first ebook for young children to enjoy and learn that every act of kindness, big or small, can make a difference.

Hike

release date: May 05, 2022
Hike
It''s hard to beat the satisfaction of travelling on foot - settling into a steady rhythm, surrounded by incredible scenery, with the freedom to stop wherever takes your fancy. This endlessly rewarding - and sustainable - activity is joyously celebrated in Hike, which reveals 125 of the most scenic and spectacular walking trails across the globe. It''s the ultimate inspiration for exploring under your own steam: ramble along coastal paths in Europe, scale soaring mountain peaks in Africa and trek through amber-hued canyons in North America. Compiled by a team of outdoor enthusiasts, this book is packed with ideas for your next hiking trip. Awe-inspiring images and compelling descriptions of each trail will have you itching to get walking, while handy maps, elevation profiles and practical information - including things like distance and total elevation gain - will help you plan the nitty gritty of your trip. We''ve also included the best places to explore en route as well as suggestions for alternative ways to tackle a trail.

What's the Point of Science?

by: DK
release date: Oct 26, 2021
What's the Point of Science?
Find out about the wonderful world of scientific discovery, how science works and why it has changed the world. Turn boredom into awe! Learn about the most notable scientists in history, scientific discoveries, and the answers to your questions about biology, chemistry and physics. This illustrated science book is packed with stories and hand-drawn graphics that will make science fun! Wondering where science started and how scientists solve centuries-old mysteries? Inside this science book, you''ll find: - Each main topic features a discovery or breakthrough presented as an illustrated story. - Real-world examples of modern science and technology bring the story up to date, and make each topic relevant. - Occasional timeline spreads reveal how scientific ideas have evolved. - "Try it out" boxes show readers how to carry out hands-on science activities at home or at school. - Amazing facts and stories keep the tone light and entertaining. - Timeline spreads show scientific development in a specific field over the ages. Discover the amazing humans who challenged the thinking of their time and put their lives at risk to learn about everything on the planet - and in space! Understand why science matters so much, and the incredible places it will take us in the future. This illustrated science reference guide will intrigue and inspire children ages 9-12 to love science, and to marvel at the world around them. Students will learn how science is practical and applicable to the real world, and helps to solve everyday problems through the stories and discoveries of notable scientists. The easy-to-follow format explores the origins of science and answers important questions like how the universe started, how to build a pyramid, how to save a life, how to capture lightning and even how to live on Mars. The answers and stories in this scientific book will change the way children think about science forever! DK''s What''s the Point? series is packed with surprising facts, tales of ingenuity and endeavor, and beautiful, unique illustrations. Each book in the series includes crazy facts, quizzes and puzzles. Look out for What''s the Point of Maths? to encourage young students to find fun in their math homework!

New York City Like a Local

release date: Oct 05, 2021
New York City Like a Local
Uncover the hidden side of New York City with this insider''s e-guide Home to soaring skyscrapers, eclectic museums, and a foodie scene like no other, this rapturous city is endlessly enticing. But beyond the well-trodden sights of the Empire State Building and the Met lies the real New York City: a whole other side waiting to be explored. We''ve spoken to the city''s locals to unearth the coolest hangout spots, hidden gems, and personal favorites to ensure you travel like a local. Grab a coffee from the cafes the locals catch up in, browse fresh produce at vibrant farmers'' markets, or explore the quirky galleries the students rave about. Whether you''re a New Yorker looking to uncover your city''s secrets or seeking an authentic experience beyond the tourist track, this stylish guide makes sure you experience New York City beneath the surface.

San Francisco Like a Local

release date: Oct 05, 2021
San Francisco Like a Local
Immerse yourself in the San Francisco scene with this insider''s e-guide Home to waterfront esplanades, major museums, and a nightlife scene like no other, this cultural city is endlessly enticing. But beyond the well-trodden sights of the Golden Gate Bridge and Pier 39 lies the real San Francisco: a whole other side waiting to be explored. We''ve spoken to the city''s locals to unearth the coolest hangout spots, hidden gems, and personal favorites to ensure you travel like a local. Amble up secret stairways to pocket parks, browse record stores tucked away in colorful neighborhoods, and tuck into Mexican cuisine at tiny hole-in-the-wall joints. Whether you''re a San Franciscan looking to uncover your city''s secrets or seeking an authentic experience beyond the tourist track, this stylish e-guide makes sure you experience San Francisco beneath the surface.

Rocks and Minerals

by: DK
release date: Aug 24, 2021
Rocks and Minerals
Explore volcanic rocks, shiny gemstones, colorful minerals, ancient marble, and fallen meteorites and find out how they all came to be. From rough rocks to glittering crystals and everything in between, this stunning collection of facts and photos leaves no stone unturned. Did you know that every rock is a combination of one or more minerals? And that marble was first used in ancient Greece but still forms deep underground as you read this? Or that vibrant paints can be made from minerals, while some precious metals can grow in twisting shapes? Almost 20,000 meteorites land on our planet every year, but what does a space rock actually look like? Find out how to spot minerals and fossils, discover how crystals grow, and what you need to start your own collection. Part of the best-selling Eyewitness series, which is now getting an exciting makeover, this popular title has been reinvigorated for the next generation of information-seekers and stay-at-home explorers. New photography makes the rocks and minerals pop, revealing their color and texture, while the text gives all the facts and data to turn budding rock collectors into experts.

Climate Change

release date: Aug 24, 2021
Climate Change
Get the facts about how our planet''s climate is changing and what the consequences will be. This essential guide explores Earth''s climate, past and present, giving you the facts and figures behind one of today''s most urgent issues, and investigates what we can all do to make a difference. Eyewitness Climate Change explains why human activities are making the planet heat up--and how we know for sure that this is the case. The ebook explores the effects of the changing climate, from more frequent hurricanes and wildfires to melting ice caps and rising sea levels. It shows how scientists predict how the climate will change in the future and what actions we can all take to combat climate change. Stunning photographs offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the dramatic changes that are affecting the weather, the environment, and the way we lead our lives. With a groundbreaking visual approach and clear, child-friendly text, Eyewitness books have been trusted favorites of parents, teachers, and school-age children since 1985. Now the series is having an exciting makeover, with a fresh new look, new photographs, updated information, and a new "eyewitness" feature--fascinating first-hand accounts from experts in the field. Perfectly conceived for younger readers and packed with pictures, stories, at-a-glance infographics, and so much more, let Eyewitness be your expert guide to a world that is always changing.

Women Our History

by: DK
release date: Apr 30, 2022
Women Our History
Re-examining history from a female perspective, this book celebrates the numerous important roles women have played in culture and society that are less often told. Includes evocative images, this gloriously illustrated ebook reveals the key events in women''s history - from early matriarchal societies through women''s suffrage, the Suffragette movement, 20th-century feminism and gender politics, to recent movements such as #MeToo and International Women''s Day - and the key role women have had in shaping our past. Learn about the everyday lives of women through the ages as well as the big names of women''s history - powerful, inspirational, and trailblazing women such as Cleopatra, Florence Nightingale, Emmeline Pankhurst, Eva Peron, and Rosa Parks - and discover the unsung contributions of lesser-known women who have changed the world, and the "forgotten" events of women''s history. Placing women firmly centre stage, Women - Our History shows women where they have come from, and, in celebrating the achievements of women of the past offers positive role models for women of today

Scientists Who Changed History

by: DK
release date: Apr 30, 2022
Scientists Who Changed History
Explore the lives and achievements of more than 85 of the world''s most inspirational and influential scientists with this innovative and boldly graphic biography-led book. The second title in DK''s new illustrated biography series, Scientists profiles trailblazing individuals from Greek mathematicians, such as Archimedes and Pythagoras, through physicists of the early 20th century, such as Marie Curie and Albert Einstein, to modern greats such as Stephen Hawking and Tim Berners-Lee. Each featured individual has made a major contribution to one or more scientific fields, from physics and astronomy to chemistry, biology, and psychology, and from genetics and computer science to geology and palaeontology. Combining elements of biography, history, and analysis, Scientists Who Changed History explains the groundbreaking contributions made by these revolutionary men and women in a clear and informative way.

Super Simple Math

by: DK
release date: Jun 22, 2021
Super Simple Math
Packed with core curriculum math topics, this book for kids 11+ is ideal for home and school learning. From probability to statistics and from algebra to geometry, this guide makes complex topics easy to grasp at a glance. Perfect support for coursework, homework, and exam revision. Topics are broken down into bitesize chunks, with colorful diagrams and visuals to make each topic crystal clear and bring maths into focus for even the most reluctant mathematicians. Panels explore math in greater detail, from worked-through problems to stories about math in the real world. 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 maths topics, Super Simple Math is an accessible guide to math for children, making studying for exams the easiest it''s ever been.

DK Eyewitness Florence and Tuscany

release date: May 25, 2021
DK Eyewitness Florence and Tuscany
Divine cuisine and spectacular art await in Florence and Tuscany Whether you want to sample delicious Tuscan food and wine, gaze at the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa or browse eclectic markets in Florence, your DK Eyewitness travel e-guide makes sure you experience all that this region has to offer. The birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is filled with architectural masterpieces and dazzling collections of art. Yet the countryside is just as mesmerizing, with cypress-lined roads leading to picturesque towns and idyllic islands lying just off the coast. Our recently updated e-guide brings Florence and Tuscany to life, transporting you there like no other travel e-guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed breakdowns of all the must-see sights, photographs on practically every page, and our hand-drawn illustrations which place you inside the region''s iconic buildings and neighborhoods. You''ll discover: - our pick of Florence and Tuscany''s must-sees, top experiences and hidden gems - the best spots to eat, drink, shop and stay - detailed maps and walks which make navigating the country easy - easy-to-follow itineraries - expert advice: get ready, get around and stay safe - color-coded chapters to every part of Florence and Tuscany, from Santa Croce to Oltrarno, Central Tuscany to Southwest Tuscany Touring the country? Look out for our DK Eyewitness Italy.

Philosophers: Their Lives and Works

by: DK
release date: Apr 30, 2022
Philosophers: Their Lives and Works
From Confucius and Plato to Karl Marx and Noam Chomsky, this ebook brings together more than 100 illustrated biographies of the world''s great philosophers. Introduced with a stunning portrait of each featured philosopher, each profile traces the ideas, friendships, loves, and rivalries that inspired the world''s greatest thinkers and influenced their work, offering revealing insights into what drove them to question the meaning of life, and come up with new ways of understanding the world and the history of ideas. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and paintings of philosophers, their homes, friends, studies, and their personal belongings, together with pages from original manuscripts, first editions, and correspondence, this ebook introduces the key ideas, themes, and working methods of each featured individual, setting their ideas within a wider historical and cultural context. Charting the development of ideas across the centuries in both the East and West, from ancient Chinese philosophy to the work of contemporary thinkers, Philosophers provides a compelling glimpse into the personal lives, loves, and influences of the great philosophers as they probed into life''s "big ideas".

The Little Book of History

by: DK
release date: May 11, 2021
The Little Book of History
Exploring more than 60 of the most important events in world history, this ebook is the perfect introduction to the past, and ideal for summer reads. From the birth of Athenian democracy to the rise and fall of Rome and from the American Revolution to the landing beaches of World War II, The Little Book of History brings the past to life. Includes infographics and flowcharts that explain complex concepts in a simple but exciting way, this ebook examines the events that shaped our past. Charting the human era from the beginnings of civilization to the modern culture of today this ebook makes the perfect introduction to the human story. One of a series of new, compact sister titles to DK''s "Big Ideas" series, The Little Book of History offers you the same combination of clear text and hard-working infographics perfect for vacation reading.

Simply Philosophy

by: DK
release date: Feb 23, 2021
Simply Philosophy
Understanding philosophy has never been easier. Combining bold graphics with easy-to-understand text, Simply Philosophy is the perfect introduction to the subject for those who are short on time but hungry for knowledge. Covering more than 80 key philosophical ideas from ethics to epistemology, each pared-back, single-page entry explains the concept more clearly than ever before. Organized by major philosophical themes--metaphysics, epistemology, the philosophy of mind, ethics, and political philosophy--entries demystify the groundbreaking ideas and theories of famous philosophers from Plato to Kant and Nietzsche to Wittgenstein, explaining the essential ideas of each key philosophical school and tradition. Whether you are studying philosophy at school or college, or simply want a jargon-free overview of the subject, this essential guide is packed with everything you need to understand the basics quickly and easily.

Knots!

by: DK
release date: Jan 05, 2021
Knots!
Get yourself in the perfect knot with this ultimate guide to knots for every occasion. Knots! The Complete Visual Guide is the essential guide to knowing and tying knots for every purpose. From figure-of-eights to reef knots and highwayman''s hitches to monkey''s fists, this ebook includes every knot you ever thought you needed to tie--and more! Covering more than 100 knots for climbing, sailing, horse riding, survival, and fishing as well as for gardening, DIY, medical, and decorative purposes, the clear layout and photographs of every step will move you up from knot-tying novice in no time. You''ll also learn all about the different types of knots and the fascinating stories behind how many of them came into being as well as their original functions. Knots! The Complete Visual Guide is the ideal book to have on hand for whenever a knot is needed, so grab a copy now and be prepared for every scenario.

Super Dinosaur Encyclopedia

by: DK
release date: Jul 14, 2020
Super Dinosaur Encyclopedia
Travel back in time and get up close and personal with the biggest, fastest, and strangest creatures that ever roamed the earth. Take a dip with the plesiosaur that''s bigger than a bus, race the dinosaur that''s faster than a galloping horse, and grin at the big cat with teeth that are longer than daggers. Prepare to be amazed as more than 40 incredible prehistoric creatures come roaring back to life in stunning CGI reconstructions. Alongside the amazing images, Super Dinosaur is packed with incredible facts about these extraordinary creatures. Did you know that the fearsome Tyrannosaurus has the most powerful bite of any land animal that has ever lived? Or that the bizarre Amargasaurus had spines that stuck out 60 cm (24 in) from its neck? Or perhaps you fancy your chances in a staring competition with Temnodontosaurus - just be warned, its eyes are 25 cm (9.8 in) wide! Features on fascinating fossils and the latest scientific techniques will show you exactly how paleontologists piece together information about how dinosaurs would have looked and lived. The perfect read for children aged 9 and over, this brilliant and informative guide will appeal to budding dinosaur experts of all ages.

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Seattle

release date: Jun 16, 2020
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Seattle
An unbeatable guide to Seattle, packed with insider tips and ideas, detailed maps, top 10 lists, and a laminated pull-out map, all designed to help you see the very best of Seattle. Climb atop the iconic Space Needle, unwind at one of the bars along Seattle Waterfront, get a whiff of the delicious street food served at Pike Place Market, or hike through the snaking trails of the spectacular Discovery Park. From Top 10 outdoor activities to Top 10 things to do for free - discover the best of Seattle with this easy-to-use travel guide. Inside Top 10 Seattle: - Seven easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day trip, a weekend, or a week - Top 10 lists showcase the best attractions in Seattle, covering Seattle Center, Pioneer Square, International District, Broadway, Lake Washington Ship Canal, and more - Sturdy laminated pull-out map of Seattle, plus five full-color area maps - In-depth area guides explore Seattle''s most interesting neighborhoods, with the best places for shopping, going out and sightseeing - Color-coded chapters divided by area make it easy to find information quickly and plan your day - Essential travel tips including our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus useful transport, visa and health information - Color maps help you navigate with ease - Covers Downtown, Capitol Hill, Fremont, Ballard and West Seattle Staying for longer and looking for a more comprehensive guide to Seattle? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Pacific Northwest. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK''s Top 10 guides take the work out of planning a short trip, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your weekend trip or cultural break. DK is the world''s leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.

DK Eyewitness USA

release date: May 19, 2020
DK Eyewitness USA
Your journey starts here. Featuring DK''s much-loved maps and illustrations, walks and information, plus all new, full-color photography, this 100% updated guide to USA brings you the best of this dynamic country in a brand-new, lightweight format. What''s inside? - full-color photography, hand-drawn illustrations, and maps throughout - easy-to-follow walks, drives, and itineraries - our pick of the USA''s must-sees, top experiences, and hidden gems - insider tips and information: when to visit, how to avoid the crowds, where to capture the perfect photo, and more - the best spots to eat, drink, shop, and stay - an area-by-area guide covering each corner of the USA, from New York to Nevada, Maine to Montana - expert advice: get ready, get around, and stay safe Now in paperback and printed on quality lightweight paper, our USA travel guide has been redesigned with you, the traveller, in mind, so you can take it wherever you go. Want to see more of the USA? Try our award-winning range of DK Eyewitness Travel Guides.

Gardens of the World

release date: Apr 07, 2022
Gardens of the World
Discover the innovative and iconic gardens of the world. Spending time in a beautiful garden is one of life''s simple pleasures, be it a pretty patch in southern England, the iconic grounds of a French royal palace or an innovative rooftop oasis in Japan. Extraordinary gardens dot every corner of this earth, and with Gardens of the World, they''re yours to explore. Compiled by expert garden writers and green-fingered enthusiasts, this stunning compendium showcases amazing spaces near and far, from a surrealist jungle dreamland in Mexico to a perfectly crafted masterpiece in Italy. Beautiful photography and compelling descriptions bring each garden to life, exploring the incredible stories, people and plantings behind them, while horticultural tips inspire you to recreate iconic styles at home. Gardens of the World features five themed chapters, so whether you admire tradition or prefer to let nature take its course, there''s a garden for you. Inside, you''ll discover -the carefully curated Gardens of Versailles, Blenheim Palace Gardens, Powerscourt Gardens and more -mindful spaces such as Japan''s Rikugien, Monet''s Gardens at Giverny and the thought-provoking Garden of Cosmic Speculation -the wild and wonderful, including Mexico''s Las Pozas, Arizona''s Desert Botanical Garden and New York City''s famous High Line -urban oases such as the iconic Jardin Majorelle, as well as unlikely gardens in Japan, Poland and Australia -impressive feats of innovation, from Kew Gardens to the Eden Project, the Gardens by the Bay to the floating gardens of Xochimilco

Mars

by: DK
release date: Mar 18, 2020
Mars
Has there ever been life on Mars? Will we be living there soon? Discover the past, present, and future of the mysterious red planet in this beautiful nonfiction book for kids. The launch of Mars rovers by NASA, Europe, and China in 2020 will be the biggest science news of the year, and will go farther into Mars than ever before. Get ahead with Mars The Red Planet, which explores if there was ever life on Mars, what''s happening on the planet now, and what it might look like to one day live on Mars. Discover incredible space technology, learn how to spot the planet in the night sky throughout the year, and find out if you''ve got what it takes to join the teams traveling to Mars in the coming years. Children will adore this essential guide to the red planet. Incredible images and fun illustrations will ignite their imagination and give them a fascinating insight into what the future might hold...

DK Eyewitness Bulgaria

release date: Apr 20, 2021
DK Eyewitness Bulgaria
Visit and explore Bulgaria, immersing yourself in culture, history, and food. Stroll through Bulgaria''s capital, Sofia, or stop by the ancient countryside villages of Koprivshtitsa and Veliko Tarnovo. From top restaurants, bars, and clubs to standout scenic sites and walks, our insider tips are sure to make your trip outstanding. Whether you''re looking for unique and interesting shops and markets, or seeking the best venues for music and nightlife, we have entertainment and hotel recommendations for every budget covered in our Eyewitness Travel Guide. Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Bulgaria. * Detailed itineraries and "don''t-miss" destination highlights at a glance. * Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. * Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums. * Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. * Area maps marked with sights. * Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation. * Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. * Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Bulgaria truly shows you the country as no one else can. Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more. DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide. Visit TravelDK.com to learn more.
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