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See how maths' infinite mysteries and beauty unfold in this captivating educational book!
Discover more than 85 of the most important mathematical ideas, theorems, and proofs ever devised with this beautifully illustrated book. Get to know the great minds whose revolutionary discoveries changed our world today.
You don't have to be a maths genius to follow along with this book! This brilliant book is packed with short, easy-to-grasp explanations, step-by-step diagrams, and witty illustrations that play with our ideas about numbers. What is an imaginary number? Can two parallel lines ever meet? How can maths help us predict the future? All will be revealed and explained in this encyclopedia of mathematics.
It's as easy as 1, 2, and 3!
The Maths Book tells the exciting story of how mathematical thought advanced through history. This diverse and inclusive account will have something for everybody, including the maths behind world economies and espionage. This book charts the development of maths around the world. From ancient mathematical ideas and inventions, such as prehistoric tally bones through to the developments in mathematics during medieval and Renaissance Europe. Fast forward to today and gain insight into the recent rise of game and group theory.
Delve in deeper into the history of maths:
- Ancient and Classical Periods 6000 BCE - 500 CE
- The Middle Ages 500 - 1500
- The Renaissance 1500 - 1680
- The Enlightenment 1680 - 1800
- The 19 th Century 1800 - 1900
- Modern Mathematics 1900 - Present
The Series Simply Explained
With over 7 million copies sold worldwide to date, The Maths 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.
The Sherlock Holmes Book chronicles every case of the world's greatest detective and his assistant Dr Watson. The game is afoot and now you can discover every detail of Sherlock Holmes' world.
From the first novel A Study in Scarlet, through to the masterpiece that is The Hound of the Baskervilles and the detective's last story, The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place, The Sherlock Holmes Book explores every facet of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most memorable creation. Discover how Holmes reaches his conclusions through deductive reasoning, plus in-depth biographies of key characters, from Holmes and Watson themselves to Inspector Lestrade, Mrs Hudson, and the detective's arch-enemy Professor Moriarty.
Whether you're a fan of the books, movies or TV shows, The Sherlock Holmes Book offers all you want to know about the world-famous sleuth and his stories.
This picture book of 1000 first words will broaden young children's vocabulary and strengthen their early reading and writing skills. The inviting pages are filled with pictures, word labels, and simple sentences, and topics include Me and My Family, Animals, How We Look and Feel, Around the World, I Know Colours, Shapes, and Numbers, and Weather and Seasons.
There are also some fun "story style" pages that tell a simple narrative and inspire storytelling skills: for example, All in a Day is about a young child's typical day, and If I Were a Pet looks at a dog, cat, rabbit, fish, and pony, and imagines what these different animals might like to do.
1000 Useful Words clearly labels every picture, which encourages picture-and-word association and helps early reading, and each topic features short sentences for children to finish that reinforce grammar and encourage writing skills. The words have been chosen with the help of a leading educational consultant, Penny Coltman, and include a combination of useful and imaginative nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.
Young children will be amazed and delighted by all the fascinating real-world photos, things to spot, imaginative pictures to talk about, and incredibly useful words! This fun and educational picture word book is a must-have first reference title for parents who are keen to develop their child's language and literacy skills.
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.
Journey from Earth to the outer reaches of the universe with this stunning book about space! You'll encounter bizarre planets, distant stars, and intricate galaxies.
Every page of this captivating book reveals the secrets behind more than 100 celestial objects, from planets, asteroids to black holes and galaxies. Get ready to explore fun facts and exciting new scientific discoveries!
For centuries, the mysteries of space have captured our imaginations. This picture book will illuminate imaginations and spark curious minds to explore the vastness of space.
Take your little astronaut on a journey from our planet out into the furthest reaches of the universe! Filled with gorgeous illustrations and incredible photography, young readers will be intrigued by the detailed close-up images of each celestial body.
The engaging storybook-style descriptions and simple text shed a light on facts, myths, and key discoveries about the universe! Explore the wonders of our solar system and beyond. This educational book also includes reference pages packed with fascinating information.
Journey Through the Vastness of Space
Join us on an adventure across the universe, as we rocket to the stars! Discover 100 objects from the universe, arranged from the closest to our planet to the ones furthest away. Storybook-style text and out-of-this-world pictures make this book perfect for an astronomical bedtime. It's also a fantastic gift for children who can't get enough of space.
Grab your spacesuit and put your helmet on! Inside the pages of this adventure book, you'll find:
- Beautiful illustrations and incredible photography that showcase the mysteries of space.
- Discover 100 remarkable objects in the cosmos.
- Engaging storybook-style descriptions that explain key discoveries about the universe.
More to Explore
Once you've discovered The Mysteries of the Universe, dive into the companion titles from this series from DK Books! The Wonders of Nature explores more than 100 items from the natural world and An Anthology of Intriguing Animals showcases animals from around the world.
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
You don't have to be a scientist to find this beginners biology book fascinating!
What is life? Why do bees dance? How do animals know their mothers? Who discovered germs? Discover the living world, how it interacts with the environment, and stand in awe of the most interesting biology facts, theories, and discoveries.
The Biology Book is written in plain English making complex biological ideas accessible to everyone! Whether you're a student or a science enthusiast, you'll find these pages exciting and educational because it:
- Combines creative typography, graphics, and accessible text to explore the most famous and important ideas in biology and the people behind them
- Includes a directory section for easy localisation
- Profiles more than 95 ideas and events key to the development of biology and the life sciences, with thought-provoking graphics throughout that demystify the central concepts behind each idea
- Features insightful and inspiring quotes from leading biologists and scientists, such as 2020 Nobel Laureates, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna, as well as thinkers in other fields
Over the last few centuries, humans have been enamoured by the world around us. Trace the history of scientific thought and meet the scientists who shaped the natural sciences, such as Carl Linnaeus, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Charles Darwin, and Gregor Mendel. From the mechanics of plants, animals, and the human body; to DNA and genetic inheritance; and the development of vaccines, explore the crucial discoveries to understand how our world works.
The Biology Book uncovers over 95 key ideas in the field of biology. Step by step flowcharts, diagrams and accessible text will help demystify complex biological processes and help you enhance your understanding. This biology book also discusses current trends such as cloning, neuroscience, human evolution, and gene editing. Whether you're new to the subject, a budding scientist or keen to keep up with and understand current ethical and scientific debates, The Biology Book is for you.
Complete the Series
DK Books has published a series of books that cover educational topics such as religion, astronomy, art, science, maths, and more. These books simplify complex ideas, making it easy to understand - and learning fun. Look out for titles such as The History Book, The Astronomy Book, and The Science Book.
Whether you're trying your hand at painting for the first time or honing your artistic ability, Artist's Painting Techniques is the handiest guide to teach you how to paint.
Starting with the basics such as observational skills and learning how to draw, Artist's Painting Techniques will guide you into working with watercolours, acrylics, and oil paints. Discover everything you need to know about tone, colour, pattern, brushwork, and composition to create your own masterpieces with confidence. Learn a range of key watercolour, acryllic, and oil painting techniques, including laying a flat wash, painting fur, and creating impasto sculptural effects. Embark on exciting artistic exercises and projects to discover your style and grow as an artist.
Follow the fully illustrated step-by-step guides and get inspiring advice and encouragement from practising artists. Kickstart your creativity and develop your own style with Artist's Painting Techniques.
Discover the beguiling history of witchcraft, magic, and superstition through the centuries in this stunningly illustrated title.
A History of Magic, Witchcraft and the Occult charts the extraordinary narrative of one of the most interesting and often controversial subjects in the world, covering everything from ancient animal worship and shamanism, through alchemy and divination to modern Wicca and the resurgence of the occult in 21st-century literature, cinema, and television.
Providing readers with a comprehensive, 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, the book explores the common human fear of, and fascination with spells, superstition, and the supernatural. The perfect introduction to magic and the occult, it explores forms of divination from astrology and palmistry to the Tarot and runestones, mystical plants and potions such as mandrake, 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.
The most comprehensive illustrated history of witchcraft available, A History of Magic, Witchcraft and the Occult will enthral and fascinate you with its lavish illustrated, accessible entries, whether you are a believer or sceptic.
Swap the gym for the bedroom!
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 this visual guide you'll discover:
- 300 sensual sexercises that make you work hard, and play harder
- Easy-to-follow illustrative demonstrations for each position
- His and hers position stats including target muscles, and intensity ratings
- Tips and tricks to maximise your physical and sexual satisfaction
In Kama Sutra Workout each sexercise is clearly illustrated, and includes stats and tips to help maximise 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!