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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.
Get the answers to hundreds of financial questions with How Money Works, including how to invest for the future, how to maximise your income, how financial markets work, and how governments control money. Discover essential know-how on everything from debt management to online fraud, and learn to manage your own money from payments to pensions.
This intriguing guide breaks down the jargon of the financial world, with insights into personal, business, and governmental finance, and giving you the definitions to cash flow, bonds, superannuation, the open market, and hundreds more. Fully up-to-date with the latest financial developments, including quantitative easing and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, How Money Works is your indispensable guide to the world of money.
Since the dawn of humankind, people have looked upward to the heavens and tried to
understand what's out there. This encyclopedia takes you on a journey through time and space to discover our place in the Universe.
From the planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, we invite you to take a journey
through the wonders of the Universe.
Get ready to discover the story of the Universe one page at a time! This educational book for
young adults will launch you on a wild trip through the cosmos and the incredible discoveries
Filled to the brim with beautifully illustrated flowcharts, graphics, and jargon-free language,
The Astronomy Book breaks down hard-to-grasp concepts to guide you in understanding
almost 100 big astronomical ideas.
The Way to The Stars is Open!
How do we measure the Universe? Where is the event horizon? What is dark matter? Now you
can find out all the answers to these questions and so much more in this inquisitive book
about our Universe!
Using incredibly clever visual learning devices like step-by-step diagrams, you'll learn more
about captivating topics from the Copernican Revolution. Dive into the mind-boggling
theories of recent science in a user-friendly format that makes the information easy to follow.
Explore the biographies, theories, and discoveries of key astronomers through the ages such
as Ptolemy, Galileo, Newton, Hubble, and Hawking.
To infinity and beyond! Journey through space and time with us:
- From Myth to Science 600 BCE - 1550 CE
- The Telescope Revolution 1550 - 1750
- Uranus to Neptune 1750 - 1850
- The Rise of Astrophysics 1850 - 1915
- Atom, Stars, And Galaxies 1915 - 1950
- New Windows on The Universe 1950 - 1917
- The Triumph of Technology 1975 - Present
The Series Simply Explained
With over 7 million copies sold worldwide to date, The Astronomy 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.
A Young Adult Library Services Association Outstanding Books for the College Bound and
Lifelong Learners list selection
A Mom's Choice Awards® Honouring Excellence Gold Seal of Approval for Young Adult
A Parents' Choice Gold Award winner
Discover everything you need to know to turn your big idea into a thriving business with this uniquely visual guide.
Get professional business advice in the palm of your hands. This uniquely visual guide equips you with everything you need to know about making your start-up stand out from the crowd.
This visual reference book is packed with:
- Practical, authoritative information on the skills required to run a small business
- Easy-to-understand graphics
- No-nonsense advice and jargon-free language
- Insightful and inspiring quotes from the most successful minds in business
Clear and practical, authoritative advice come together to make this book a must-have resource in every budding entrepreneur's library! The easy-to-understand page layouts and bold, explanatory illustrations help demystify complex topics such as securing finance, establishing an online presence, and managing finances.
This entrepreneur book gives you all the tools you need to understand how a modern start-up works and then start your own. Whether you're a CEO or an aspiring entrepreneur, the information and advice in How To Start Your Own Business can be applied to anyone.
A Simplistic Business Breakdown
This comprehensive guide to starting your own business acts as an invaluable blueprint for your path to business success. It's the ultimate gift for anyone who wants to learn more about the world of business management.
Complete the Series:
This guide to setting up a small business is part of the How It Works Series from DK Books. Expand your knowledge about business and management even further with How Business Works and How Management Works.
The ultimate guide to sports, this book is the perfect reference for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 - an amazing year for sport.
Discover the origins, rules, and key players for more than 200 sports - from equestrian sports, athletics and gymnastics to winter sports and extreme sports. Learn the key skills and tactics of the world's best competitors, along with the latest facts and statistics, including updated world and Olympic records.
This fully revised edition includes fully up-to-date information on the rules and results for more than 200 of the world's greatest sports such as football, cricket, basketball and golf. It also offers an exciting overview of the hugely anticipated Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020, along with coverage of all previous Olympics, and profiles every Olympic sport, including the new ones for Tokyo - baseball, softball, karate, sport climbing, surfing, and skateboarding.
The Sports Book is perfect for any sports buffs in need of an ultimate quick-reference guide, or anyone looking to top up their sports knowledge.
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.
This comprehensive visual encyclopedia explores World War II in fascinating detail and explains why this global event must never be forgotten.
World War II: Visual Encyclopedia shows children the causes, battles, people, and aftermath, while cutting-edge CGI technology brings infamous events back to life. Learn about weaponry, tanks, ships, aircraft, campaigns, and military strategies. Read firsthand accounts of major campaigns and battles throughout the war. Uncover hundreds of biographies of wartime leaders and brave soldiers who served on the battlefields. Find out how technological advances influenced the final outcome.
Key information is available at a glance, alongside data boxes, facts and stats, and inspiring quotations. From the fastest fighter plane to the longest battle, you'll discover everything you ever wanted to know, and much, much more.
Whether you're a history buff or simply want help on a school project, this standout reference covers every aspect of World War II and the important part it has played in world history.
Find out more about one of our favourite animals - the dog - in this mini handbook bursting with breeds and fantastic dog facts.
Pocket Eyewitness Dogs includes bite-sized chunks of information that make learning about dogs fun. Read the profiles of more than 180 individual dog breeds, from Great Danes to tiny terriers, in this cool canine encyclopedia. Learn more about the main groups of dog breeds, from working dogs to companion dogs, and find out more about dog behaviour, biology, and even the history of how humans have lived alongside - and relied on - these faithful creatures. If you didn't know that dogs have more than 300 million smell-detecting cells, while humans have just 6 million, or that Dalmatians are born spotless, then this is the book for you!
Perfect for school projects and homework assignments as well as for dipping into, Pocket Eyewitness Dogs will tell you everything you need to know about dogs in one ebook.
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.
Relive history as it happened - year by year
From the origins of our earliest African ancestors right up until the present day, History Year by Year covers the history of cultures and nations around the world in amazing visual detail.
Discover the events, individuals, cultures, inventions and ideas that have shaped the world in this innovative and visually arresting book that presents the 'who', 'where' and 'what' of history as never before. Explore the past using dynamic timelines that highlight major themes and "stories of the year" as well as bite-sized detail so you can move seamlessly through history.
Completely comprehensive yet perfect for browsing, History Year by Year is an essential addition to any family bookshelf making the past accessible to everyone.