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We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in.
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.
PLEASE NOTE - this is a replica of the print book and you will need paper and a pencil to complete the exercises.
Want to brush up on your English idioms? Hoping to pass an English exam with flying colours? Ideal for anyone who wants to learn English to native-speaker standard, this fun and engaging visual guide to the most common and useful English idioms and phrases will help you understand and remember English idiomatic expressions and their meanings, making your English more fluent and natural.
English for Everyone: English Idioms combines an innovative visual teaching method with the best of DK design to make one of the most difficult aspects of learning English as a foreign language incredibly easy. Hundreds of expressions are presented in context, with crystal-clear definitions and attractive illustrations. The ebook also covers English collocations and commonly confused words, helping you avoid the kind of mistakes that native English speakers would never make. Each teaching module is followed by tightly focused practice exercises to help you remember what you have learned.
Extensive supporting audio is integrated throughout the course, with every expression in the context of its sample sentence recorded by native English speakers. The audio is free, available online, and can be played, paused, and repeated as often as you like, to help you perfect your pronunciation of each expression. Suitable for learners at all levels, English for Everyone: English Idioms is an exciting and intuitive guide to improving your understanding of English and the style of your written and spoken English.
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.
Explore the miracles of the microscopic world.
Find out all about the unique and beautiful kingdoms of life at a microscopic scale and how every organism meets the challenges of survival no matter its size. The perfect book for people who enjoy photography, nature, and biology.
Inside the pages of this exciting nature book, you'll find:
- Microscopic life-forms (often neglected), and their larger life-forms in extreme close-ups, revealing details such as nerve cells and hair follicles
- Artworks support the beautiful images, providing a deeper insight into structure and function and building a picture of how living organisms work at a microscopic level
- Comprehensive coverage of the natural world, including all the main groups of living things
- Explores overlooked groups that have a huge role in the natural world: insects, which make up 80 percent of the world's animal species; and bacteria - of which there are more in a human mouth than there are people in the world
- The book is organised according to the main functions of life: movement, reproduction, energy and feeding, sensing the surroundings, defence, etc.
- Foreword for the book written by Chris Packham
Explore the inhabitants of an invisible world in incredible detail with this book which contains macro photography and spectacular microscope imagery. You'll have so much information about the hidden world of intricate structures beyond the naked eye. From the tiniest spiders and insects to even microscopic creatures such as bacteria and viruses, this book contains it all!
See the beauty of a pollen grain, a butterfly egg, the spore of a fungus, and a human's nerve cell in extreme close up. The amazing imagery in Micro Life contains focus-stacked macro photographs and micrographs (microscope images), including scanning electron micrographs. Illustrations in this book explain the science - from the workings of an insect's eye to how a plant "breathes" through its leaves.
Micro Life is an unexpectedly breathtaking look at the natural world. Find out how life works and how organisms solve the fundamental problems of movement, reproduction, energy, communication, and defence. Suitable for all the family, this stunning book makes a wonderful gift for those interested in photography, nature or biology.
Learn about the incredible everyday lives of real children from around the world in this book about people and places for kids aged 7 to 9.
From clothing around the world to different kinds of food, find out about everyday lives through the eyes and words of children themselves. In Children Just Like Me you will travel to a river in Vietnam to find out what life is like for Tai, who lives on a houseboat, and you will jet off to the plains of Tanzania to meet Shigo, a member of the Maasai people.
This fantastic book about people and places is packed with original photography of children, their friends and family, home and school. It vividly illustrates different cultures around the world, from rural farms to busy cities. It is a celebration of children - a celebration of their similarities and of their differences. It's an important book for our times.
So get ready to take a journey around the world to meet Children Just Like Me!
Have you ever asked yourself how the inventions, gadgets, and devices that surround us actually work? Discover the hidden workings of everyday technology with this graphic guide.
How Technology Works demystifies the machinery that keeps the modern world going, from simple objects such as zip fasteners and can openers to the latest, most sophisticated devices of the information age, including smart watches, personal digital assistants, and driverless cars. It includes inventions that have changed the course of history, like the internal combustion engine, as well as technologies that might hold the key to our future survival, including solar cells and new kinds of farming to feed a growing population.
All the way through the book, step-by-step explanations are supported by simple and original graphics that take devices apart and show you how they work. The opening chapter explains principles that underpin lots of devices - from basic mechanics to electricity to digital technology. From there on, devices are grouped by application - such as the home, transport, and computing - making them easy to find and placing similar devices side by side.
How Technology Works is perfect for anyone who didn't have a training in STEM subjects at school or is simply curious about how the modern world works.
Sick of a flat love life? Crack the code of compatibility with Love: The Psychology of Attraction a practical guide to successful dating and a happy relationship.
Which ingredients promise the happiest romantic chemistry? How can understanding your own psyche help you succeed in love? This book answers all your love-related questions and gives you concrete dating tips. Finally understand what makes people tick and use scientific findings from social and behavioural psychologists to get your love life on track. Plus questionnaires and self-analysis exercises ensure the insights gained are appropriate to your own situation.
If you're looking for passion, excitement, security or to fall in love, this relationship road map will put you on the right track, and keep you there.
PLEASE NOTE - this is a replica of the print book and you will need a pen and paper to complete the exercises.
Feeling put off by phrasal verbs? English for Everyone: English Phrasal Verbs can help you to understand the context and definitions of over 1,000 of the most common phrasal verbs.
Phrasal verbs (two- or three-part verbs such as "put off", "put on", "put up with") are incredibly useful but notoriously difficult to learn. English for Everyone: Phrasal Verbs uses the same combination of visual teaching and crystal-clear definitions as the rest of the English for Everyone series to make one of the most difficult aspects of learning English much easier.
Take your practical English usage to the next level and build your confidence in spoken and written English through clear modules and simplified explanations based on everyday topics such as technology, relationships, work and more. With supporting audio available online, sample sentences throughout the book, and practice exercises, English for Everyone: English Phrasal Verbs can help you confidently progress your English language from advanced to fluent in both social and business environments.
About English For Everyone
English for Everyone is a series of guides and practice books that support English learning for teenagers and adults from a beginner level, to intermediate, and advanced practical English. Offering a fun and easy-to-follow format that offers guidance for both teaching English as a foreign language, and a self-study approach with resources available to improve English speaking, reading and writing.
Whether you are looking for ESL teaching resources or a structured programme for students to learn English as a second language, the English for Everyone Series provides:
- Sample language examples: New language topics are introduced in context using clear, illustrated, and colour-coded explanations
- Supporting audio: Extensive English-speaking audio materials integrated into every unit, giving vital oral and listening practice. (All supplementary audio is available on the DK English for Everyone website and IOS/Android App).
- Quick referencing: Easy-to-follow units for easy referencing and teaching
- Sentence formation guides: Visual break downs of essential English grammar for beginners, showing learners how to recreate even complex English sentences
- Visual English vocabulary cues: Lists of useful English words and common phrases with visual aids are available throughout the book
The English for Everyone Series covers the skills and topics required for all major global English-language exams and reference frameworks including:
An essential encyclopedia for young paleontologists containing over 1000 visual illustrations to learn more about dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures.
Engage in amazing interesting facts about dinosaurs - the most awe-inspiring creatures to have ever lived. The Dinosaurs Book brings you face-to-face with incredible creatures in fully coloured images and realistic digital reconstructions.
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The largest footprints in history aren't just a footnote. Believed to have lived between 230 - 65 million years ago, this ebook contains everything prehistoric from dinosaurs and flying pterosaurs, to marine reptiles and early mammals, even prehistoric plants, some of which still live today. Find out about great herbivores and ferocious predators such as the Tyrannosaurus, Quetzalcoatlus and Stegosaurus. Learn about fun facts and recent discoveries like the amazing uncovering of a 110 million-year-old dinosaur named Nodosaur.
Go on the journey of history's longest-lived periods of life on the planet. Find out how amazing fossilised remains inform us about how they lived and how new feathered dinosaurs were discovered. The Dinosaurs Book is filled with fun educational facts that will answer your young dino-lovers curiosity and take a detailed approach in explaining the "what, why and how's."
A Face-To-Face Experience With Amazing Dinosaurs!
Includes incredible images and hundreds of fascinating dinosaur facts. Discover the past as you read about an amazing array of prehistoric life forms, dinosaur fossils, what creatures lived before dinosaurs, the age of fish, early life on land, and even explore which trees survived the Big Bang and are still with us today.
Easy to read with detailed illustrations that makes the ebook even easier to understand, this dinosaur encyclopedia is a gem for young minds curious about prehistoric life on earth.
The Dinosaurs Book takes you on a journey through:
-Before the Dinosaurs
-The Age of Dinosaurs
-The Marine World
-The Rise of Animals
This spectacular visual guide puts your young reader up close with amazing dinosaurs and other sensational prehistoric creatures. Learn about new dinosaur names, where they lived, what they ate, how they defended themselves, and much more.
Explore eighty of the world's greatest myths and characters, from the gods of Greek mythology to the Norse heroes, retold and explained with engaging text and bold graphics.
From early creation stories to classical hero narratives and the recurring theme of the afterlife, experience each myth and unravel the meanings behind the stories, getting to the heart of the importance of mythology to different cultures worldwide. More than just stories, myths are a testament to the amazing creativity of humans striving to explain and make sense of the world around them. Here you will discover Zeus, god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods, and Loki, the cunning trickster with a knack for causing havoc, aided by his ability to change shape and gender. Beyond the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greek, Roman, and Norse myths, this book delves into the stories of the Australian aborigines, the Cherokee, and the Aztecs, each brimming with amazing characters and insights into human existence.
This newest title in the bestselling Big Ideas series pairs engaging visual style with global coverage of world myths - profiling everything from the well-known tales of the Greeks, Norsemen, and Egyptians to the legends of the Caribbean, the Americas, Oceania, and East Asia - bringing the wisdom of the ages to life.
Back and better - DK's biggest natural history book is given a fresh update.
Explore life on Earth through this monumental and beautiful guide. From sandstone to silver, tiny toadstool to a mighty oak, and amoeba to zebra, along with everything in between - this is the ultimate visual guide to Earth's wildlife and natural history!
This incredible book has been updated with some of the latest scientific discoveries - including new species and images! It also includes:
- Full-colour pictorial galleries that build into a stunning visual catalogue of more than 5,000 species
- Comprehensive coverage of more than 500 rocks, minerals, and fossils
- Commissioned photographic features zoom in on star species
- Each geological and biological grouping is introduced and explained
- An illustrated introduction explaining key subjects such as the formation of rocks and minerals, the origins of life, and the evolution and classification of living organisms
- A glossary of important natural history terms, an index of common and scientific names, and groupings
Since the original release 11 years ago, thousands of new species and revelations have been identified and added to The Natural History Book for this updated 2nd edition. After a decade of scientific exploration, the new edition exudes mind-blowing discoveries and celebrates the diversity of the natural world. Acquaint yourself with the olinguito (the "kitty bear" of the Andean cloud forest) and a new species of deep-sea Bolosoma glass sponge photographed by the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer.
The breathtaking animal and nature encyclopedia was researched and written by a team of natural history experts that guarantees only the best and latest information. It's a perfect addition to every family bookshelf and an ideal gift for any nature lovers.
Practical Mindfulness offers an easy way of taking control of your life for the better. Focusing on simple breathing techniques, meditation tips and relaxation methods, this unique book will improve your concentration and help you achieve success.
An innovative Q&A approach ensures that the process is personalised to you, enabling you to identify negative patterns of thinking and challenge them using well-respected exercises. Providing expert clarity through step-by-step guidance and visual pointers, the subject material is brought to life. The targeted exercises will help you boost your self-esteem, build better relationships, learn more effectively and distance yourself from damaging emotions using real-life scenarios.
Practical Mindfulness is a life-changing programme that will teach you to relax, give you the self-confidence to succeed and rid you of the anxiety that holds you back.