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Books by DK

  • Ancient Egypt

    DK

    Product Code: BXGJT
    Paperback
    From pyramids and pharaohs to tombs and Tutankhamun, unlock the secrets of ancient Egypt in this brilliant mini encyclopedia about one of the world's greatest civilizations. What was it like to be a pharaoh? Who built the pyramids, and how? How was a mummy made and why did the ancient Egyptians mummify cats? Learn how to spell your name in hieroglyphs and how to count ancient-Egyptian style. Find out about everyday life in ancient Egypt - the toys children played with, what music was popular, how people dressed, and what they ate - in this essential reference guide. With amazing encyclopedic stats, cool pictures, and incredible facts, Pocket Eyewitness Ancient Egypt takes you back in time, and is the perfect introduction to the history of ancient Egypt for young readers.
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  • Ancient Rome

    DK

    Product Code: BXGMD
    Paperback
    Travel back in time in this essential mini encyclopedia to the mighty Roman empire, with all the information you need to know about gods, gladiators, baths, battles, and more! Did you know that audiences of up to 50,000 people watched entertainments in the Colosseum in Rome, and their tickets were numbered pieces of broken pottery? Or that Romans went to public baths to get clean, but there wasn't any soap as they rubbed themselves with olive oil instead. No? Then you need this brilliant mini book to learn the really important facts about one of history's greatest civilisations. Packed with pictures, Pocket Eyewitness Ancient Rome uses bite-sized chunks of information, including amazing stats and facts, to make learning fun. Ideal for school projects and homework assignments, Pocket Eyewitness Ancient Rome is the perfect guide for young historians.
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  • Inventions

    DK

    Product Code: BXGMF
    Paperback
    Discover the history behind the amazing machines that power our world, and the inventors that created them, in this mini children's encyclopedia to the story of inventions. Did you know that the machine that makes candy floss was invented by a dentist? Or that Thomas Edison tried using human hair as the filament for his light bulb? Whether it is the plough, the paper clip, or the PlayStation, this fact-packed inventions book profiles everything from simple everyday objects to cutting edge future technology, such as robots and AI. With amazing stats, cool pictures, and incredible facts, Pocket Eyewitness Inventions will introduce you to the the most exciting and revolutionary gadgets ever created.
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  • Complete Atlas of the World

    DK

    Product Code: CBGIL
    Hardback
    Filled with beautiful maps showing our dynamic world in stunning detail, this comprehensive atlas is the perfect choice for anyone interested in the geography of our planet. First published in 2007 and now in its 4th edition, the Complete Atlas of the World has been fully revised and updated to encompass recent world events. The opening section of the book provides a fascinating insight into our planet from a number of perspectives, ranging from oceans, to population and economics. The main body of the book consists of 97 carefully selected regional maps, each enjoying a lavish double-page spread allowing cartographers to incorporate an amazing level of detail. For even more detail there are a further 100 detailed city plans created from the latest digital data allowing you to explore places from Seattle to Sydney. And linking all of this together is a fully cross-referenced index containing a staggering 100,000 place names making this a truly comprehensive portrait of our planet at a very competitive price.
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  • Fashion

    DK

    Product Code: BZKXG
    Hardback
    Learn about the evolution of costume and dress in this lavishly illustrated guide. From the extravagance of Ancient Egypt, through the legendary houses of Chanel and Dior, to today's catwalk sensations, this gorgeous, carefully curated collection shows how fashion reflects people and places, and captures the times in which they lived. Packed with a dazzling combination of original fashion plates, archive images, and commissioned photography, Fashion takes you on a fabulous tour across the centuries as it catalogues the history of what people wear, revealing how Western fashion has been influenced by design from around the world, and celebrating everything from costume to haute couture. Expert commentary captures the turning points of fashion history, such as when hemlines rose to reveal a glimpse of stocking, youngsters pulled on jeans and "invented" teenagers, the red carpet became a runway, and celebrities became designers. Fashion icons take centre-stage too, with features on famous trend-setters and designers, such as Elizabeth I, Marie Antoinette, and Alexander McQueen, who set the style for each generation. Fashion is an indispensible work of reference whether you're a fashion-mad teen, a wannabe designer, or someone intrigued by the violent origins of the stiletto or the birth of bling. If it's ever been in fashion, it's in this book.
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  • Modern Flexitarian

    DK

    Product Code: CCVZL
    Hardback
    Transition to a plant-based diet without giving up meat and dairy completely. If you're concerned about your health and the environment but aren't quite ready to commit to a fully vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, a flexitarian diet will work for you. Modern Flexitarian features 100 healthy, adaptable veg-based recipes alongside quick twists and suggestions that give you the freedom to enjoy meat, fish, or dairy from time to time. Complete with tips for getting started, nutritional and dietary advice, and a sample weekly menu, Modern Flexitarian will inspire and help you to embrace a mostly vegetarian or vegan diet with ease.
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  • The Complete Classical Music Guide

    DK

    Product Code: CBRCX
    Hardback
    What makes Mozart's music so great? Why does a minor chord sound sad and a major chord sound happy? What's the difference between opera and operetta? From Bach to Bernstein, this definitive guide offers a complete survey of the history of classical music. Whether you already love classical music or you're just beginning to explore it, The Complete Classical Music Guide invites you to discover the spirituality of Byrd's masses, the awesome power of Handel's Messiah, and the wonders of Wagner's operas, as well as hundreds more composers and their masterpieces. This guide takes you on a journey through more than 1,000 years, charting the evolution of musical instruments, styles, and genres. Biographies of major and lesser-known composers offer rich insights into their music and the historical and cultural contexts that influenced their genius. The book explores the features that defined each musical era - from the ornate brilliance of the Baroque, through the drama of Romantic music, to contemporary genres such as minimalism and electronic music. Timelines, quotes, and colour photographs give a voice to this music and the exceptionally gifted individuals who created it. Covering both music history and the fundamental elements of classical music, The Complete Classical Music Guide explains not just the who, what, and where of classical music, but the how and why.
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  • How We're F***ing Up Our Planet

    DK

    Product Code: CBRBC
    Paperback
    Using powerful, easy-to-grasp graphics, this book cuts through the noise and gets straight to the facts on climate change, overpopulation, pollution, over-consumption, and much more. In How We're F***ing Up Our Planet Tony Juniper distills wide-ranging, heart-stopping research into one reliable and eye-opening book. He charts the dramatic explosion of human population and consumption and its impact on planet Earth, revealing how increasing pressures on our world affect factors such as climate, sea levels, and pollution, and what that means for our future. Global warming has led to sea levels rising by around 18cm (7in) over the past 100 years, and the Arctic ice sheet is shrinking at a rate never seen before. 10 million people each year are affected by coastal flooding. One third of all land is at risk of turning to desert, with huge implications for food supplies. Deaths due to air pollution rise every year, and more plastic pollution of the oceans threatens marine life and fishing stocks. As well as explaining global trends and showing how they are connected, How We are F***ing Up Our Planet explores how we can live more sustainably into the future, with positive ideas of how we can mitigate damaging trends.
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  • Sticker Encyclopedia Dinosaurs

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    Product Code: BXMDE
    Paperback
    A bumper children's sticker book covering everything you need to know about all the different dinosaurs, from Diplodocus to Tyrannosaurus Rex, with more than 600 dinosaur stickers for kids to enjoy! Every page is filled with dinosaur related activities, quizzes and interesting dinosaur facts. Hunt for stickers, learn about all of the creatures that roamed the Earth millions of years ago and create amazing prehistoric scenes. Take a trip back in time with the Dinosaur Sticker Encyclopedia, the perfect gift for every budding paleontologist!
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  • Top 10 New England

    DK

    Product Code: BGLMZ
    Paperback
    Your Guide to the 10 Best of Everything in New EnglandDiscover the best of everything this stunning region has to offer with the essential, pocket-sized DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide New England with pull-out map. Top 10 lists showcase the best places to visit in New England, from the historic city of Boston to the splendid coastline of Massachusetts and Maine. Eight easy-to-follow itineraries explore the region's most interesting areas - from beautiful lakes to unspoiled islands - while reviews of the best hotels, shops and restaurants in New England will help you plan your perfect trip.Winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.
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  • Firearms the Illustrated History

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    Product Code: AJKWM
    Hardback
    This is the definitive visual guide to the history of firearms and guns. The Illustrated History of Firearms charts the evolution and history of the gun, from the pistol, flintlock musket and rifle to the shotgun, machine gun and revolver. This book features over 300 firearms and guns spanning centuries of development, with the world's most iconic gun brands such as Colt, Smith and Wesson, Maxim and the Kalashnikov AK-47 covered with amazing photographic features. You can appreciate the incredible engineering behind guns through stunning visuals with close-up details of key weapons, from the intricate inlaid shotgun to the modern army sniper rifle, tracing the history of the gun from army flintlocks to modern day military guns. If you are interested in military history and the history of weapons, The Illustrated History of Firearms is ideal for you.
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