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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.
Why do we need laws? What rights are protected by law? When was forensic evidence first used in court?
This ebook explores big questions like these, explaining the laws and legal precedents, and religious, political, and moral codes that have shaped the world we live in. Written in plain English, The Law Book cuts through the legal jargon and is packed with pithy explanations of the most important milestones in legal history, with step-by-step diagrams and witty illustrations that untangle knotty concepts.
From the earliest laws, such as the Code of Hammurabi, through groundbreaking legislation including Magna Carta and the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act, The Law Book offers an engaging overview of legal history across the world all the way into the 21st century with copyright in the digital age, same-sex marriage, and the "right to be forgotten". Covering the fight for universal suffrage and workers' rights, and the establishment of international legal bodies like INTERPOL and the European Court of Justice, The Law Book explains the stories behind each milestone development.
Continuing the "Big Ideas" series' trademark combination of authoritative, informative text, and bold graphics, The Law Book uses an innovative visual approach to make the subject accessible to everyone, whether you're a law student, a legal professional, or an armchair expert.
Perfect your barista technique with over 100 global coffee recipes from chai coffee to ristretto
Take a journey from bean to cup with Coffee Obsession, which shows you how to make iconic coffees through step-by-step barista training. From the techniques of roasting, grinding, tamping and brewing to how to make a cappuccino, via the history of coffee, you'll learn everything you need to know to make the perfect coffee and about the beauty of latte art.
Over 100 coffee recipes include brews to suit every taste. Master classic favourites like the flat white and the espresso, and learn how to make iced coffee and the perfect chai coffee. From French presses to cloth brewers you'll explore all the different equipment you need to create fantastically flavoured coffee, along with a guide through the flavour wheel and "cupping" tasting notes. After you've brewed yourself the perfect cup, go on a voyage through the life of a coffee bean and learn the ideal harvest seasons and roasts of different types of coffee beans, all combined with mouth-watering flavour profiles.
Coffee Obsession is perfect for coffee lovers who want to make the best cup of coffee in the world in their own home.
How do species interact with each other and their environment? What is biodiversity and can we afford to damage it?
As our influence on the planet grows, answering these questions is becoming more pressing. Written in plain English, this book delivers short, pithy explanations of more than 90 key ideas. Step-by-step diagrams untangle tricky theories, illuminating quotes make the ideas and discoveries memorable, and witty illustrations enhance and play with our understanding of the science.
You'll explore key theories, movements, and events in biology, geology, geography, and environmentalism, from the ideas of classical thinkers and Enlightenment attempts to impose order on nature, to discoveries such as DNA and theories like the Gaia hypothesis. Boxes highlighting "green" issues - the impact of pesticides, the plight of vulnerable species, and the search for renewable energy - appear throughout, as do profiles of influential figures - Charles Darwin, Carl Linnaeus, Rachel Carson, and James Lovelock - which place their ideas in their historical context.
Whether you're new to ecology, a science student, or simply concerned about what's happening to our planet, this is a comprehensive introduction to the environment and climate change - arguably the most important subjects of our time.
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 by comparatives? This clearly structured and beautifully presented workbook includes grammar practice activities that make learning English grammar incredibly easy.
The English for Everyone English Grammar Guide Practice Book is an essential companion to the English for Everyone English Grammar Guide, a comprehensive reference book that makes even the trickiest grammar rules clear and simple. The Practice Book mirrors the unit-by-unit structure of the Grammar Guide. Each Practice Book unit is full of carefully graded grammar exercises to drill and reinforce the grammar you have learned in the corresponding English Grammar Guide unit. These exercises will help you build up your confidence and become more fluent, giving you the chance to practise using the most important English grammar constructions again and again.
Ideal for learners at all levels, and covering CEFR levels A1 to C1, the English for Everyone English Grammar Guide Practice Book presents basic (beginner), intermediate, and advanced English grammar in one easy-to-navigate book. Like all books in the innovative English for Everyone series, it uses a visual learning method: many of the exercises are accompanied by attractive illustrations that put grammar practice points into context and give you visual cues to help you understand the exercises. Whether you want to improve your grammar for work, study, travel, or exams, the English for Everyone Grammar Guide Practice Book offers you a simple way to learn English grammar, remember it, and use it with confidence.
Travel thousands of years into our past and discover the significant events that shaped the world as we know it.
From the founding of Baghdad, and the colonisation of the Americas, to the inception of Buddhism, The History Book highlights key ideas, themes, and events of world history without complicated jargon, just short, pithy explanations.
Part of DK's award-winning Big Ideas educational series that uses witty graphics and engaging descriptions to enlighten readers. Don't stop at British history, explore the world! Full of fun facts from the human story, going as far back as the origins of our species to space exploration today. Discover all things revolution, from the French to the digital, including the rise of the internet.
Short and sweet biographies of some of the most important thinkers and leaders throughout history, such as Martin Luther King Jr, Charles Darwin, and Nelson Mandela. You'll learn who said famous historical quotes, and what they really meant when they said it.
Big Historic Events Simply Explained
Modern twist on the good old-fashioned encyclopedia, now easier to follow, with diagrams, mind maps, and timelines. Step-by-step diagrams will have you reviewing your ideas about history.
Start from the very beginning:
- Human Origins 200,000 years ago - 3500 BGE
- Ancient Civilisations 6000 BGE - 500 CE
- The Medieval World 500 - 1492
- Early Modern Era 1420 - 1795
- Changing Societies 1776 - 1914
- The Modern World 1914 - Present
The Series Simply Explained
With over 7 million copies sold worldwide to date, The History 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.
Featuring bright, colourful pictures for children to pore over, this delightful book is an ideal introduction to one of the best-loved Bible stories for children aged 3 to 5.
In this story with a moral, Jonah is thrown over the side of a ship and swallowed by a whale! Then he learns to do what God asks of him. Find out what happens to Jonah and the people of Nineveh. Jonah's adventures are beautifully illustrated, and told in a simple but exciting style. This extra-large format story book is a perfect size for sharing with young children as they sit on your lap, or reading aloud to a classroom.
Meet more than 200 minifigures from the LEGO® NINJAGO® world!
Find out the coolest details about hundreds of LEGO NINJAGO minifigures.
Uncover unusual versions of legendary heroes, including Avatar Zane and Teen Wu.
Learn to identify dozens of foes from villainous groups including the Sky Pirates, Dragon Hunters, and all-new 2021 baddies.
Expand your NINJAGO knowledge with fact files on all your favourite ninja plus the most obscure characters, including the Ninjago Mailman, Gravis, and Captain Soto.
Discover heroes and villains from 10 years of LEGO NINJAGO in the LEGO NINJAGO Character Encyclopedia New Edition - the ultimate handbook for fans of the NINJAGO world.
©2021 The LEGO Group.
Get a fit, toned body while reaching new heights of sexual bliss with exciting sex positions designed to work key muscle groups for both partners. In Kama Sutra Workout each sexercise is clearly illustrated, and includes stats and tips to help maximize your workout. Heart rate and flexibility ratings allow you to choose positions based on your level of fitness, then build your strength for more challenging positions. Whether you're in the mood for a high-intensity quickie or a lovemaking marathon, Kama Sutra Workout will help to get you physically fit and sexually satisfied.
You'll never want to skip your workout when it feels this good!
In Strange But True! "fast facts" panels on each spread provide background to the main subject or details of related cases in a stripped-down and engaging style, while the infographic spreads in each section offer even more weird facts and stories while debunking popular strange-but-untrue myths.
Bursting with eccentric animals, peculiar weather, and unusual places, Strange But True! brings the weird and wonderful to life with vivid jaw-dropping illustrations, amazing facts, and clear scientific explanations, satisfying the curiosities of even the most precocious kids.
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.
Grab your camera and learn everything you need to know to improve your photography in just 20 weeks.
The perfect one-on-one learning programme for any aspiring photographer, Digital Photography Complete Course teaches you everything you need to know in 20 weeks through easy-to-understand tutorials. If you're a beginner, you'll be an expert in no time.
Combining tutorials, step-by-step photoshoots, practical assignments, and fun Q&As, this ebook will teach you about the sometimes intimidating range of modes on bridge and system cameras (DSLR or mirrorless); untangle photographic jargon such as aperture, exposure, shutter speed, and depth-of-field; show you how to convey movement and use natural light in photos; and help you to master composition for that perfect photo.
DK's Digital Photography Complete Course will help you use your camera to its full potential, so that you don't just take good pictures - you make great ones.