ABC Games helps children with pre-reading skills as they progress from recognising and identifying letters, to learning phonics, to understanding how letters form words. Play along with friendly characters Bip, Bop and Boo with this box containing 26 letter cards plus 26 colourful picture cards that highlight initial letter sounds, a board book and instructions for a variety of games at different levels of learning.
Children will love the learning-based games, which include: alphabetical order, matching the letters and pictures, memory games, phonics game and ABC treasure hunt. These games also help teach social skills necessary for starting school, inspiring confident, curious, capable children ages 2 to 6. ABC Games is ideal for you to play along with your child to help them learn and practise their ABCs.
Everything you need to know about the new LEGO® Movie
LEGO® Movie The Essential Guide features character profiles and location spreads from the upcoming movie, scheduled for release in February 2014. Plus, there are behind the scenes features about how the movie was made.
LEGO® Movie The Essential Guide is the perfect companion to the glitz and glamour of the LEGO® Movie.
Engaging and entertaining reference guide about dogs - perfect for younger readers.
From identifying dog breeds and looking after your canine to their wild origins and their role as house pets, Eyewitness Dog explains everything your child needs to know about dogs whether they love animals or need homework help for a school project.
Packed with all the essential information from the previous edition Eyewitness Dog is now more interactive and colourful than ever with new infographics, statistics, facts and timelines making the book more engaging and educational for your child.
This title includes everything first time cooks need to know to get cooking. "Get Cooking" is packed with 50 delicious recipes to make your mouth water. You can help your child gain kitchen confidence with easy to follow step-by-step recipes that are family favourites all over the world. From super spaghetti to marvelous muffins and much more, "Get Cooking" provides the answers to that favourite children's question - "Why?" - and inspires them to test things out for themselves in the kitchen. Why do eggs turn white when heated but bread turn brown when toasted? Why does popcorn pop? So get inspired, get the answers and "Get Cooking".
Engaging and entertaining reference guide about cats - perfect for younger readers.
From evolution and anatomy to behaviour and species, let your child learn all about these fantastic felines in Eyewitness Cat whether they love animals or need some homework help.
Packed with all the essential information from the previous edition Eyewitness Cat is now more interactive and colourful than ever with new infographics, statistics, facts and timelines making the book more engaging and educational for your child.
More than 500 of the world's finest whiskies distilled into one user-friendly pocket guide.
Great Whiskies is the ideal drinking companion for any whisky lover: it is generous, knowledgeable, and willing to go anywhere! Reflecting the diversity of the whisky world, this brings you over 500 varieties from over 22 nations - from classic whisky-making regions such as Scotland, to lesser-known distilleries in China and Japan.
Expert tasting notes and full-colour photographs reveal the secrets that give each whisky its character and cherry-picks the best to try. Swot up on key facts and histories of need-to-know distilleries, plus get tips and advice on your own whisky trails of key whisky regions.
This is a guide that covers every style: single malt, blended, grain, bourbon, rye, and more. And in a handy, pocket-sized format, this makes a perfect whisky-lover's gift.
The must-have companion to Disney's newest animated film, Frozen Disney Frozen: The Essential Guide is the perfect introduction to the ice-filled world and all the characters from Disney's newest release, Frozen, based on Hans Christian Anderson's tale, The Snow Queen. In Frozen, follow the story of fearless optimist, Anna who teams up with rugged mountain man, Kristoff and his loyal reindeer, Sven in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Packed full of info and fascinating facts about Disney's newest hero, Anna and her amazing Arctic world, you'll discover all the stunning locations, quirky characters and key moments of her journey.
With original illustrations from the animators and stills from the movie that make the characters come to life all over again, Disney's Frozen The Essential Guide is a must-have for every young arctic adventure lover.
You can switch on your brain with puzzles, tips and teasers. You can improve your memory and recall, develop cognitive skills and increase your brain power with Boost Your Brain. Ever find it difficult to remember where you left your keys or parked the car? Boost your Brain is here to help with over 300 brain-boosting tips and exercises for a complete mental workout. You can enjoy entertaining puzzles and mental teasers that develop your brain power while you solve them. With fun memory games and mnemonics you can improve on everyday tasks, such as revision, maths, spatial awareness, vocabulary and remembering appointments, facts and Pins. You can develop your brain power and memory skills with tips and puzzles that improve your mental agility and show you how to remember key numbers and facts, so that you never forget a name at a dinner party or miss an anniversary again. You can track your development with the scoring system for each chapter and also see ways to improve. Boost Your Brain is ideal if you are seeking a fun way to develop your memory and keep your brain active.
Survive anything life throws at you with The Survival Handbook.
Served in a handy mess tin, The Survival Book is the ultimate visual guide to camping, wilderness, and outdoor survival skills. Written by Colin Towell, an ex-SAS Combat Survival Instructor, The Survival Handbook is bursting with survival tips, manual skills, camping essentials, and advice on how to survive whatever the great outdoors throws at you.
Learn how to read a map, how to light a fire, and how to build a raft and be prepared for every outdoor situation. Catch your own dinner and cook it in the mess tin, revel in inspirational real-life survival stories, or serve The Survival Handbook up as a truly unique gift.
From survival basics such as finding water and catching fish, to extreme situations including being adrift at sea or lost in the jungle, The Survival Handbook will steer you through life's toughest adventures in the world's harshest climates.
Doodle, colour and draw in this mega interactive doodling book packed with hundreds of fascinating topics - learn as you draw! Sharpen your pencil as well as your brain with this colourful, creative mega doodling book. Packed with cool scenes and fun pictures, plus bite-sized facts and thought-provoking activities, Megadoodle combines doodling and learning.
From the world of dinosaurs and the big bang to jet packs and Mount Everest, Megadoodle is jam packed with fun and fascinating subjects, each brought to life with funky photography and lots of activities! Megadoodle combines facts and fun, seamlessly linking learning and doodling on the page. Children won't want to stop doodling as they learn all about a huge range of topics, including colouring in capuchin monkeys, doodling vikings, drawing creatures of the deep, scribbling seasons and more. Get doodling and discover a world of fascinating facts in Megadoodle.
Full of fun facts, colourful illustrations, and games that will feed a child's imagination and quench their thirst for knowledge, whilst supporting the National Curriculum. My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things is the perfect book for children from 4 - 7 years of age.
Supporting the national curriculum and providing all the information young minds need and much more, My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things is split into four sections, All About Me, Animals, People, and My Planet, covering everything from the continents to the blue whale in fun and engaging ways.
Bursting with knowledge and loads of very important things to set young minds alight.
Strength Training is the essential guide to building and sculpting a better physique, whether your aim is to increase muscle bulk, tone up, or improve your strength and endurance. Written by experts from the British Weight Lifting Association (BWLA), it offers a simple, practical, and no-nonsense approach to the subject,with an emphasis on clear demonstration of optimum technique.
Each exercise is illustrated with step-by-step artworks to ensure you perform the movements correctly and safely, and anatomical "X-ray" illustrations showing targeted muscle groups at a glance. Exercises are also accompanied by helpful features such as pitfalls to watch out for and adaptations to try as you progress. Featuring specially-commissioned programmes for a range of abilities and goals - each with beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels - Strength Training offers everything you need to achieve optimum results from your workouts.
A gripping tale that traces medicine's extraordinary history Kill or Cure tells the riveting history of medicine from chipping holes in skulls to the latest gene therapy and revolutionary cancer treatments. Compelling stories of drama and detective work reveal the trial and error behind man's endless search for cures to diseases and how lucky we are to have the medicines we do today. Uncover the gripping and sometimes gruesome life and death tales behind the medical advances that we take for granted through key figures' diaries and notebooks, showing you discoveries through the eyes of the people who were there at the time. Plague and other global epidemics, the roots of psychiatry and the arrival of robot surgeons are brought to life, with maps, timelines and stunning images ranging from Roman surgical instruments and medieval bloodletting to artificial hearts and the latest scanners. Written by Steve Parker, a Senior Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society and author of over 250 books, Kill or Cure is the perfect prescription for anyone interested in the history of medicine, terrible diseases and revolutionary cures.
Discover everything you need to know about LEGO® Star WarsT sets and minifigures If you love LEGO Star Wars, then the updated and expanded edition of LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary complete with a rare and exclusive LEGO Star Wars minifigure is perfect for you. Learn all about LEGO Star Wars ships, weapons, and even the Death Star through amazing Star Wars images and incredible details. Come face-to-face with LEGO versions of Darth Vader, Obi-Wan, Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Anakin and more and discover hundreds of little known facts about Star Wars characters and factions, such as the Jedi and the Sith. This revised edition of LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary is updated throughout to show all the new sets and innovations in LEGO Star Wars from 2009 to 2014. Covering all six Star Wars episodes, Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series, Star Wars: The Old Republic computer game and the expanded universe with behind-the-scenes information, fan creations, and merchandise. Packed with additional information on the history, manufacture and construction of LEGO Star Wars and a new gallery featuring every Star Wars minigifigure LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary is perfect for all LEGO Star Wars fans.
World of Warcraft: Ultimate Visual Guide reveals the realm of Azeroth, exploring the fantasy universe of the world's most popular online role-playing game.
See the World of Warcraft in all-new detail. Discover the world's epic history in the Chronicles of Azeroth section, explore the stories of its heroes and villains, such as Varian Wrynn and Thrall, and uncover fascinating facts about locations including Orgimmar. This edition is brought fully up-to-date with the latest expansion sets "Warlords of Draenor" and "Legion".
An unmissable up-to-date companion for both die-hard fans and newcomers to the World of Warcraft.
Bluetooth, HDTV, SEMs, PSP and Wii, your child's world is full of cool gadgets and clever technology - want them to know how it all works? Watch them open up the cool lenticular cover of this paperback edition to reveal what's inside their games console,
The ultimate golf guide
Golf: The Ultimate Guide is the perfect guide to playing and watching golf, whether you are a golf pro, a beginner or a keen spectator.
Celebrating this ever-popular game, Golf: The Ultimate Guide takes you on a journey through golf's fascinating history, including an exploration of the nuances of golf etiquette on the golf course. You'll be guided through the greatest international golf tournaments and 75 of the world's best golf courses, highlighting their most exciting features.
You'll also get clear step-by-step instructions on how to play golf, how to choose golf equipment and expert golf swing tips to help you improve your game. Essential first lessons provide advice on basic grips and stances, mastering the golf swing, and driving, pitching, chipping and putting on the green. Additionally, Golf: The Ultimate Guide includes a directory of websites, academies, golf magazines and golf stores, plus detailed information covers tips on where to buy golf equipment and find lessons, and explains which are the best tournaments and courses.
Lights, camera, action...enter The Film Book, stage left
Step into the world of cinema with The Film Book - the films, the directors, the genres and the styles. Profiling 100 of the world's most influential directors and 100 key cinematic works, the book will take you through the changing experience of cinema from the earliest silent movies to the modern 3D cinematic phenomenon.
Covering every national school of film-making from Hollywood to Bollywood the book is a great browse bible with "Top 10" and "What to Watch" feature boxes. Test your knowledge with the essential trivia section - how much do you know about Oscar winners, biggest flops, banned films and more?
From the birth of cinema right up until the present day, The Film Book is a cinematic masterpiece. Packaged in a metal tin just like a reel of film, The Film Book is full to bursting with interesting stats, facts and figures and is essential for any film buff.
Content previously published in Eyewitness Companions: Film.
Discover the world's most incredible things that go with specially commissioned LEGO® models.
Which vehicle could fit five jumbo jets along its deck? How did firefighters travel to blazing emergencies before the invention of motor-powered fire engines? LEGO® Amazing Vehicles is packed full of fascinating facts and images of more than 100 models of cool things that go, including airplanes, trains, boats, cars, and even futuristic vehicles. Best of all, it comes with 61 bricks to build four exclusive LEGO mini-vehicles!
Colourful scenes showcase fan-built LEGO vehicle models accompanied by fascinating facts, data, and record-breaking information about the machines. From trains and tractors to aircraft, spacecraft, and automobiles, this book showcases every kind of machine that moves-from past to present, and far into the future. Timelines featuring micro-build models drive readers through the history of transport.
The models are built with mostly standard bricks. Tips and photographic breakdowns will inspire children to build their own LEGO vehicles. A combination of clear photos, authoritative text, fun facts, and classic LEGO humor help children learn as they build and play.
It's the magical, personalised details that make your wedding wonderfully special for you and your guests. Whether you are looking for wedding themes, ideas for planning a bridal shower or even hoping to hand-craft all the little details for your big day, How to Style Your Perfect Wedding will inspire and guide you every step of the way.
Make one-of-a-kind gifts for your bridal party, find unique wedding ideas, learn how to hand-tie a bouquet and much, much more. This book takes you through various wedding themes with step-by-step projects so you can pick what suits your personality, while variations on projects means you can tailor your perfect wedding.
Whether you're a bride-to-be or part of a bridal shower this is the perfect guide to make the special day move smoothly.
The Bicycle Book is an extraordinary celebration of the history of cycling from BMX and mountain biking, to track and road racing. Take a ride through the sport's history and discover classic and cutting-edge bicycles, following the evolution of cycling throughout the decades.
Perfect for anyone with a love for cycling, The Bicycle Book features the latest high-performance bikes and cycling technology, along with profiles of famous cyclists, and iconic manufacturers and brands. With up-close images, maps, and histories of key races and competitions, The Bicycle Book is a stylish and fascinating addition to any enthusiast's collection.
Explore cheese in its many glorious varieties - the science, the smells, the succulence! The grandest fromages, the finest Feta, the most delicious Manchego: celebrate the glorious variety, quality and pleasure of great cheeses from around the world. You'll find detailed profiles of over 750 cheeses from France to Australia.
Develop an in-depth understanding of different cheese - from its provenance, to the producers, science, smells, how to savour each taste and even step-by-steps on how to make cheese. This updated edition reflects growing trends such as interest in American and Asian varieties which no cheese board is complete without. No cheese lover should be without it!
Plan a garden that's pretty and productive all year round with this essential garden guide
Gardener's Year will help you create, care for and enjoy a colourful and fruitful garden throughout the year, from the first frost-tinged flowers, to autumn's fiery finale.
Packed with timely tips, this invaluable gardening guide is full of planting ideas, reminders and how-tos for every season and area of the garden. You'll find helpful advice on seasonal jobs, when to plant, garden projects and planting ideas for every area of the garden, including beds, borders and patios.
An at-a-glance garden calendar clearly shows each month's jobs, including sowing, planting, watering, feeding, pruning and harvesting, plus illustrated step-by-steps of key techniques flag up handy gardening tips that can make all the difference. Star plants for every season are picked out for you and specific plants are recommended for different uses such as scent, cut flowers, ground cover and even which plants attract butterflies.
In Gardener's Year you'll discover what and when to plant for stunning garden displays, how to grow vegetables, beautiful flower garden ideas and the very best plants for colour, scent and year-round pleasure in your garden, it's the perfect gift for gardeners.
The world's greatest masterpieces explored and explained
Great Paintings takes you on your own personal gallery tour of over 60 of the world's best-loved paintings. From works by Botticelli and Raphael to Salvador Dali and Frida Kahlo, the book covers the paintings that have shaken the art world across centuries and across continents.
The story behind each painting is told, unlocking hidden meanings and symbols and over 700 photographs bring the pictures to life helping you understand the key features, composition and techniques that have made these paintings stand out. Plus, biographies of the artists provide the background to each art work helping you paint your own picture of the historical and social context behind each masterpiece.
Great Paintings is a beautiful guideto the paintings that have changed the world, both familiar and new. It really is like having a gallery of all the great paintings at your fingertips.
See the Solar System like never before. The Planets is an awe-inspiring and informative journey through the Solar System, with all-new 3D globes and models built using the latest data gathered by NASA and the European Space Agency that can be viewed from any angle and layer by layer. You can even move in for a closer look with 3D terrain models that take you on a trip to the surfaces of the rocky planets. As well as covering the Sun, the planets, hundreds of moons and thousands of asteroids and comets, The Planets includes all the major Solar System missions, right up to the latest Mars rovers. Timelines explore our relationship with each planet and infographics present fascinating Solar System facts and planet facts. The Planets is ideal for anyone interested in space exploration and all armchair astronauts or astronomers.
The latest title in the bestselling Big Ideas series,The Mythology Bookexplores the compelling worlds and characters depicted in myths and legends. Delve into each myth and discover the meanings behind these stories, getting to the heart of their significance to different cultures worldwide. More than just stories, myths are testament to the amazing creativity of humans striving to explain and make sense of the world around them.
Revisit your favourite myths and discover brand new ones- discover Zeus, god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods, Loki, the cunning trickster with a knack for causing havoc, Thor with his mighty hammer, and Hades, ruler of the underworld. Beyond the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greek, Roman, and Norse myths this book delves into the stories woven by the Australian aborigines, the Cherokee, and Aztecs, each brimming with amazing characters and insights into human existence.
Bees are a marvel of nature and vital to human existence. The Bee Book is a great introduction to bees and beekeeping and celebrates the wonder of bees in nature, in our gardens and in the hive.
A honey bee visits up to 1,000 flowers a day yet produces only 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. The Bee Book offers startling insights into the lives of bees and shows how we can best support and benefit from their presence in our gardens and hives. Marvel at the industry and intelligence of bees, the turbulent life of a queen and the remarkable properties of honey. This book includes recipes for simple home remedies and beauty treatments using honey, wax and propolis, such as a honey and clay facial mask, or a sunburn lotion.
Follow our step-by-step guides to create bee-friendly spaces such as bee 'hotels', read about beekeeping, harness the power of honey for your wellbeing and guard the future of the bee.
Answering all your burning scientific questions, from what it means to be alive to why things explode, How Science Works explains science facts throughout amazing diagrams and infographics.
Unlock the secrets of the universe, such as whether a robot takeover is possible, and marvel at the surprising simplicity of gravity.
Dazzle your friends and family with answers to their everyday science questions such as; why do sirens change pitch as they pass by? How do planes stay in the air? Plus many more!
Learn how to explain the mind-boggling concepts that eluded you at school, all the way through to more recent fascinating topics such as the discovery of the Higgs Boson- this really is science made simple.
From humble beginnings in a London studio to a global reach today, DK's aims to inspire, educate and entertain have always remained the same. Now a world leading illustrated reference publisher, DK is committed to delivering world-class information with unparalleled clarity, crafted with quality and authority you can trust.
DK books act as friendly and knowledgeable companions throughout every stage of life. A baby’s first board book comforts and delights, a children’s atlas sparks a curious mind, and a travel guide ensures that trip of a lifetime is everything you dreamed.
Across a range of history, science, craft and cookery, as well as bestselling licensing publications, each book pairs thoughtful information and stunning images. Whether encouraging imagination, supporting a personal project or introducing a child to the wonders of the world, DK is recognised around the globe for its ability to excite and inspire.
Learn more 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 beautiful 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.
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.
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. Learn everything you need to know about tone, colour, pattern, brushwork, and composition to create your own masterpieces with confidence. 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 from practising artists, working with watercolour, acrylic, and oil paints in a variety of art techniques. Kickstart your creativity and develop your own style with Artist's Painting Techniques.
The Movie Book makes you an offer you can't refuse, chronicling more than 100 of the best movies ever made and bringing cinema to life. Beginning with the iconic La Voyage Dans La Lune from 1902, right through to Richard Linklater's ground breaking Boyhood, The Movie Book explores the rich history of cinema. The Movie Book covers early visionaries of the 1900's and the golden age of black and white films, to international art-house and 21st-century sci-fi. Through iconic quotes and film stills, to posters, biographies, movie memorabilia and narrative timelines, discover every aspect of your favourite movies, as well as the films you need to see. Essential for anyone with a passion for cinema, The Movie Book is ready for it's close up.
All the big ideas, simply explained - an innovative and accessible guide to sociology Part of the popular Big Ideas series, The Sociology Book introduces you to the subject that tells you all about what society is and what makes it tick. With over 80 ideas from the world's most renowned sociologists, covering topics as diverse as issues of equality, diversity, identity and human rights; the effects of globalization; the role of institutions, and the rise of urban living in modern society, this book details the key concepts of sociological thought. Discover all the big sociological ideas with quirky graphics, pithy quotes and step-by-step 'mind maps'. You'll be brought up-to-date on sociological ideas from Jeffrey Alexander to Sharon Zukin, with easy to navigate step-by-step summaries which explain each idea in a nutshell. Plus biographies of key sociologists from around the world, giving a historical context to each idea. Whether you are a sociology student or just have an interest in the workings of society, The Sociology Book is a perfect way to explore this fascinating subject.
Explore the world of astronomy with key quotes and bold graphics to illustrate over 100 of the universe's biggest ideas.
The Astronomy Book is an exciting voyage of discovery through the cosmos. Venture from ancient speculations about the nature of the universe, to the mind-boggling theories of recent science, including those of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
Learn about the incredible histories of Halley's comet, Hubble's telescope, and NASA's modern-day trailblazing, as well as the discoveries of famous figures including Ptolemy, Isaac Newton, Walter Adams, Carl Sagan, and Alan Stern.
The Astronomy Book, part of DK's bestselling Big Ideas series, is is the perfect introduction to our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos.
Embark on a tour of the world's greatest artistic movements and works, from prehistoric cave paintings to performance art with The Art Book, the latest in the stunning Big Ideas series.
The Art Book explores the most celebrated artworks by history's most influential painters, sculptors, and artists with stunning visuals and insightful quotes. Discover profiles of the most important artists from across the globe, stretching from the prehistoric Altamira cave paintings and Chinese jade carvings to movements including impressionism, symbolism, and cubism.
Understand the ideas which inspired masterpieces by Botticelli, Rembrandt, Klimt, Matisse, Picasso, and dozens more, with The Art Book's fascinating coverage of painting, drawing, printing, sculpture, conceptual art, and performance art, from ancient history to the modern day.
A global look at the greatest works of Eastern and Western literature and the themes that unite them, for students and lovers of literature and reading.
The Literature Book is a fascinating journey through the greatest works of world literature, from the Iliad to Don Quixote to The Great Gatsby. Around 100 crystal-clear articles explore landmark novels, short stories, plays, and poetry that reinvented the art of writing in their time, whether Ancient Greece, post-classical Europe, or modern-day Korea.
As part of DK's award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series, The Literature Book uses infographics and images to explain key ideas and themes. Biographies of important authors offer insight into their lives and other writings, and a section on Further Reading details more than 150 additional works to explore.
Discover masterpieces from the world's greatest authors, and explore the context, creative history, and literary traditions that influenced each major work of fiction with The Literature Book.
Series Overview: Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics, along with straightforward and engaging writing, to make complex subjects easier to understand. These award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.
An innovative and accessible guide to the world's religions The Religions Book clearly explains the key concepts behind the earliest religious beliefs right up to the world's newest faiths, getting to the heart of what it means to believe. Principles of the five main world religions - Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - as well as ancient and primal belief systems are explored in this informative tome. All the big ideas are simply explained with jargon-free descriptions, step-by-step diagrams, and witty illustrations that encapsulate every aspect of religious thinking. Examine major historical developments and ideas with a universal timeline, providing a global perspective on the origins and major events that have contributed to the growth and spread of religion and spirituality. Along with the teaching highlights of pre-eminent figures such as Mahatma Gandhi, Saint Paul, and Al-Ghazali, you'll also find a handy reference section featuring a glossary of religious terms and a roadmap to all the branches of the major faiths and the points of doctrine or tradition on which they differ. Modern alternative religions and spiritual beliefs from around the world are also explored, putting into context the political and social climates from which they emerged. The Religions Book provides compelling, accessible information perfect for students of religious study or anyone interested in the ideas of ancient and present day faiths and religious philosophies.
From dinosaurs to digital technology, DK's Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia is a must-have knowledge compendium exploring more than 380 topics. Help your child find out everything they need to know about anything with this fact-packed encyclopedia. Arranged from A-Z on subjects they need to know about, all illustrated with dramatic photos, cut-aways, charts and maps.
DK's Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia is written in a clear and child-friendly style and has been fully updated to include recent space missions, scientific breakthroughs and the latest political, social and cultural events, so your child can keep fully up-to-date with what has been happening in the world.
Perfect for projects or just for fun, this is the ultimate illustrated children's encyclopedia.
The definitive visual guide to dogs
The Dog Encyclopedia is the comprehensive compendium dedicated to all things canine. From Beethoven to Toto, dogs have been adored for their unswerving loyalty and companionship throughout history and this is the perfect celebration of man's best friend.
This extensive catalogue of over 400 dog breeds, from Labradors to German shepherds and every pedigree in between, provides photographs and profiles detailing character, compatible owner traits, and breed-specific advice. You'll also find features on famous fictional dogs, canine heroes, and a fact-packed guide to canine evolution including sports and the jobs dogs have performed over the years. Expert advice on everything from exercise and feeding your pooch to grooming and puppy training is included, along with an invaluable section on care to help you quickly identify and deal with any dog health problems.
Covering history, breeds, dog care, hound health and training, The Dog Encyclopedia is an indispensable owner's guide and reference for every soon-to-be dog whisperer.
The definitive visual guide to cats The Cat Encyclopedia is a comprehensive cat compendium that has all the facts about cats and kittens and is packed with beautifully photographed profiles of different breeds from the Maine Coon to the Khao Manee. This extensive catalogue of cat breeds includes information on cat anatomy, cat behaviour and kitten and cat care, plus an authoritative care programme providing advice for every stage of your cat's life. Learn how to understand your cat, how to handle your cat, the importance of play, first aid tips and much more. You'll also find fascinating facts about the celebration of cats in arts and culture and their place in magic and superstition.
Definite visual history and glorious celebration of all things train and track. The Train Book traces the history and role of trains from the first steam engines to diesel engines and then to today's high-speed bullet trains. You'll take a journey through the most important trains of each period and see iconic trains such as the Orient Express, the Fairy Queen, the Mallard and the Javelin in incredible detail, discovering the anatomy of these legendary engines. The Train Book gives you a truly international view of trains, exploring some of the world's most impressive rail routes from South Africa to Siberia, including the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and the high-speed Japanese Tokaido Shinkansen line. You'll discover the stories of key innovators, designers and engineers who advanced rail travel, the challenges they faced and the cultural backdrop against which the railways were built.
Wildlife of the World is a spectacular celebration of global wildlife bringing you face to face with the most fascinating animals on Earth.
Journey through some of the most scenic and rich animal habitats, from the Amazon rainforest to the Himalayas, the Sahara to the South Pole, and get closer than you ever imagined to the animals that live there discovering how these fascinating creatures feed, interact, mate, play and survive.
Packed with breathtaking photography and animal facts, Wildlife of the World is your chance to see the world's most fascinating wildlife like never before.
A magnificent tribute to the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest reigning monarch, and a celebration of the British royal family. Queen Elizabeth IIand the Royal Family is a stunning visual guide to the Queen, from her childhood to today.
Telling the story of the House of Windsor, including events such as the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and profiles on key people such as Princess Diana and Prince Harry, right up to the birth of William and Kate's second child, this is the complete guide to the world's most famous royal family.
Includes the complete history of the kings and queens of England and Scotland, tracing the line of succession to the throne, this is the perfect book for anyone who loves the Queen and royal family, or is interested in the history of the British monarchy.
The definitive visual history of the tractor
The complete history of farm machinery, from steam and vintage tractors to the latest combine harvesters is showcased in this lavishly illustrated volume.
Packed with images and tractor data on more than 200 iconic machines, The Tractor Book explores the entire range of tractors and farming machines from around the world, such as Fordson Model F and Massey-Harris GP. Histories of famous marques, such as John Deere and Massey Ferguson, sit alongside immersive visual tours of celebrated machines.
The Tractor Book covers how tractors work, their history, major marques and catalogues tractors from every era making this a must-have for anyone fascinated by these extraordinary machines.
A treasure trove of human creativity from around the world
History of the World in 1000 Objects takes a fresh look at world history, viewing cultures and early civilizations through the objects that they created.
Humanity is defined by our talent for making things from everyday objects to inventions that changed the world. From a Viking wooden comb to a 1950s fridge-freezer you can uncover what the people's priorities were at the time from what they created.
Each culture's objects are grouped under key themes, from art to the history of technology and together build a story that gives real insight into civilization, plus the accessible visual approach to history makes it easy to compare how people lived at different times and in different parts of the world. The objects, from swords and spears to astrolabes and maritime atlases, are showcased through stunning photography from around the world.
Celebrate our extraordinary legacy of creativity with History of the World in 1000 Objects.
This work provides an unparalleled view of our planet. See the world in more detail than ever before. View the latest spectacular satellite images of the Earth's surface and explore a detailed map at the same scale without turning the page. Discover the E
Dive in to this breathtaking read about the world's oceans Explore the last wilderness left on Earth, with an enhanced and updated edition of this exhaustive guide to the underwater world. From mangrove swamp to ocean floor, mollusc to manatee, the Japanese tsunami to Hurricane Sandy, unravel the mysteries of the sea. Marvel at the oceans' power and importance to our planet - as the birthplace of life on Earth, a crucial element of our climate, and as a vital but increasingly fragile resource for mankind. You will discover every aspect, from the geology of the sea floor and the interaction between the ocean and atmosphere, to the extraordinary diversity of marine life. Updated illustrations and satellite-derived maps and the latest scientific research explain and illuminate each natural process and phenomena. Includes an inspiring introduction by editor-in-chief Fabien Cousteau. Ocean captures both the beauty and scientific complexity of the ocean, making it perfect for families and students alike.
From the fiery mass of the Earth's core to the tip of the highest ice-capped mountain, discover every aspect of our planet in awe-inspiring photographic detail with Earth.
Visit 400 of the tallest, longest, widest, most significant and most unusual geographical features of planet Earth, from volcanoes, deserts and rivers to weather systems, rocks and minerals. Then take a look at the health of our planet and explore the interaction between people and the environment, from living in volcanic areas to deforestation, to understand the human impact on nature and how we can preserve our physical environment.
The incredible story of Batman including a slipcase featuring specially commissioned DC comics artwork and original prints Explore Batman's fascinating story decade by decade, year by year, month by month. From Batman's beginning in 1939 to his 75th anniversary Batman Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle does what no other book has, showcasing Batman's evolution from a DC Comics vigilante crime-fighter to global superhero. Packed with original, full-colour artwork, in-depth profiles, storylines and events plus all Gotham City's iconic heroes and villains, including Robin, the JLA, the Joker and Catwoman. Discover all about their extraordinary DC comics debuts, the crucial events behind their creation and their influence today. Celebrating not only Batman's greatest stories but the writers and artists who created him, Batman Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle features the key team members such as Bob Kane and Jim Lee who brought Batman to life.
From Stonehenge to the Sagrada Familia, from the Great Wall of China to the Burj Khalifa, Manmade Wonders of the World plots a continent-by-continent journey around the world, exploring and charting the ingenuity and imagination used by different cultures to create iconic buildings. This truly global approach reveals how humans have tackled similar challenges - such as keeping the enemy out or venerating their gods - in vastly different parts of the world. As writer, historian, and broadcaster Dan Cruickshank writes in his foreword, "reading this book is like taking a journey through the world not only of the present but also of the past, because the roots of many wonders lie in antiquity."
By combining breathtaking photography with 3D cutaway artworks, floorplans, and other illustrations, the hidden details and engineering innovations that make each building remarkable are revealed.
Featuring the most visited monuments in the world - such as the Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, and Machu Picchu - as well as some hidden gems, Manmade Wonders of the World can help you to map out the trip of a lifetime or simply be enjoyed as a celebration of the world that humans have built over thousands of years.
Complete Atlas of the World is the ultimate insight into our planet and the clearest, most concise overview of the world's geography. This incredible guide showcases locations from Boston to Bangkok and beyond with over 330 maps, including over 100 city plans, to truly bring these landscapes to life.
Complete Atlas of the World is the definitive look at the world we live in. Detailed terrain models and colour schemes offer accessible mapping of unsurpassed quality. Complete Atlas of the World is now fully revised and updated to reflect recent geopolitical changes such as the new nation of South Sudan and the annexation of Crimea.
Understand the fascinating world in which we live with this fantastic resource.
Previous edition ISBN 9781405394413
A monumental and extraordinarily beautiful guide to Earth's wildlife and natural wonders - its rocks, minerals, animals, plants, fungi, and microorganisms - this book was 5 years in the making. Covering more than 5,000 species, it is one-of-a-kind; the only book to offer a complete visual survey of Earth's natural history.
Packed with thousands of stunning, specially commissioned photographs, The Natural History Book was written by a worldwide team of natural history experts. These writers introduce and explain each geological and biological grouping in an engaging and highly informative way, making this book the perfect addition to every family bookshelf, as well as an ideal gift for every nature lover. From granites to grape vines, from microbes to mammals, The Natural History Book is a true visual dictionary of every kingdom of life.
In a universe far, far away, the definitive guide to "Star Wars" was created. This stunning reissue of the classic "Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary" has been brought up to warp speed into 2012, the 35th anniversary of the release of "Star Wars: A New Hope", and to celebrate the release of all six films in a 3D format that would impress Yoda.
Once again, we've storm-trooped our way around Lucasfilm to get the inside and the dark side of all six "Star Wars" films, including incredible behind-the-scenes stories. Meet and greet every character, droid, creature and alien from Obi-Wan, to Han Solo, from the Arena Beasts to Jabba-The-Hutt (and his entourage).
Explore every star ship and get up close to a multitude of weapons in this stellar guide. Travel to every planet, from Coruscant to Mustafar, and take a look at Clone troopers equipment and battle tanks. With over 1,000 incredible shots plus exclusive material, "Star Wars Complete Visual Dictionary" transports you right inside the movies. See the original R2D2, study the fearsome Droidekas (watch out for their lasers!) and venture inside the Great Pit of Carkoon, if you dare. The only guide to every part of the Star Wars universe. If you love "Star Wars", you'll love "Star Wars Complete Visual Dictionary". May the force be with you.