It makes the world go round, but money can truly be an enigma.
DK's visual approach breaks new ground. In graphics, charts, and diagrams, How Money Works demystifies processes and answers the hundreds of financial questions we all have.
Money facilitates the billions of transactions that take place every day across the globe. Using 'need to know' boxes, step-by-step diagrams, and other eye-catching visuals, How Money Works shows you how this is possible. It explains economic theories, how governments raise and control money, what goes on in the stock exchange, how analysts predict where shares are heading, and many other issues. It busts jargon, explaining terms such as quantitative easing, cash flow, bonds, superannuation, and the open market.
Our forefathers may have used simple bartering to exchange goods and services, but today we depend on complicated financial instruments for pensions, life assurance, mortgages, and more. How Money Works explains how these work, as well as how to avoid on-line fraud and where to invest.
With information on the latest forms of funding and currencies such as Bitcoin, this comprehensive ebook will fast track you to financial literacy and getting the most from your hard-won cash.
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 smartwatches, 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.
Throughout 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, devices are grouped by application--such as the home, transportation, 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 training in STEM subjects at school or is simply curious about how the modern world works.
The perfect book for young readers looking to explore some of life's biggest questions.
Thousands of years ago, ancient philosophers asked some important questions: "What is real?", "What is the point of my existence?", "Why is there evil in the world?", and "What can I know?" These questions have gone on to spark passionate debates about our existence and how we understand the world around us.
In this engaging and accessible introduction to philosophy, readers aged 11+ will be introduced to a variety of philosophical ideas through the teachings of Plato, Confucius, Simone de Beauvoir, and many more.
Vibrant, reader-friendly illustrations bring the history of ideas and thinking to life, and provide topics for reflection and debate. With biographies of the most influential philosophers from around the world, young readers will explore the questions that have been fundamental to the development of scientific study, logical thinking, religious beliefs, freedom in society, and much more. Thought experiments peppered throughout will help to connect readers with the theories presented so they can apply them to their own lives.
Are men's and women's brains really different? Why are teenagers impulsive and rebellious? And will it soon be possible to link our brains together via the Cloud?
Drawing on the latest neuroscience research, this visual guide makes the hidden workings of the human brain simple to understand. How the Brain Works begins with an introduction to the brain's anatomy, showing you how to tell your motor cortex from your mirror neurons. Moving on to function, it explains how the brain works constantly and unnoticed to regulate heartbeat and breathing, and how it collects information to produce the experiences of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. The chapters that follow cover memory and learning, consciousness and personality, and emotions and communication.
There's also a guide to the brain's disorders, including physical problems, such as tumors and strokes, and psychological and functional disorders, ranging from autism to schizophrenia. Illustrated with bold graphics and step-by-step artworks, and sprinkled with bite-sized factoids and question-and-answer features, this is the perfect introduction to the fascinating world of the human brain.
Discover everything you need to know to set up and run your own business successfully with this uniquely visual guide.
Combining clear, jargon-free language and bold, explanatory illustrations, How to Start Your Own Business shows you how to shape your ideas into a profitable venture, taking you step by step through everything from business plans to branding. Packed with practical, authoritative info and graphics that demystify complex topics such as securing investors, establishing an online presence, and managing finances, this ebook gives you all the tools you need to understand how a modern startup works, and then start your own.
Much more than a standard business-management or self-help book, How to Start Your Own Business shows you what other titles only tell you, combining solid reference with no-nonsense advice. It's the perfect primer for anyone with entrepreneurial aspirations, and essential reading for those who simply want to learn more about the world of business and management.
The clearest, most visual e-guide to space and the Universe for complete beginners to astronomy.
Have you ever asked yourself how big the Universe is, how far it is to the nearest star, or what came before the Big Bang? Then this is the ebook for you. How Space Works shows you the different types of object in the Universe (so you'll know your pulsars from your quasars) and introduces you to some of the strangest and most wonderful things known to science, including dark matter particles and ancient white dwarf stars that are almost as old as the Universe itself.
The ebook starts with an explanation of our view of the Universe from Earth, then takes a tour of the Solar System, the stars and galaxies, and the furthest reaches of space. The last chapter looks at the technology we use to explore the Universe, from the International Space Station to Mars rovers and the new and revolutionary reusable rockets.
Illustrated with bold graphics and step-by-step artworks - and peppered with bite-sized factoids and question-and- answer features - this is the perfect introduction to astronomy and space exploration.
Discover everything you need to know to improve your management skills, and understand key management and business theories with this unique graphic e-guide.
Combining clear, jargon-free language and bold, eye-catching graphics, How Management Works is a definitive and user-friendly guide to all aspects of organizational management. Learn whether it is more effective to lead through influence or control? Is delegation the key to productivity and how do you deal with different personalities?
Drawing on the latest theories and practices - and includes graphics and diagrams that demystify complex management concepts - this ebook explains everything you need to know to build your management skills and get the very best out of your team. It is essential reading if you are an established or aspiring manager, or are studying a course in business or management.
Much more than a standard business-management or self-help book, How Management Works shows you what other titles only tell you, combining solid reference with no-nonsense advice. It is the perfect primer for anyone looking to start their own business, become a more effective leader, or simply learn more about the world of business and management.
Discover everything you need to know about political history and thought, and the inner workings of governments all around the globe!
Combining clear, jargon-free language and bold, eye-catching graphics, How Politics Works is a comprehensive and user-friendly guide to all aspects of politics. Covering everything from political theory to methods of government, the book presents the ideas and theories of key political philosophers, leaders, movements, and activists in a uniquely visual and easy-to-understand way.
Explaining political ideas on a conceptual level, entries explore how they apply to governments, movements, and trends throughout history, along with 21st-century examples such as the #MeToo movement and #BlackLivesMatter. The book also shows how political history is affected by economics, sociology, and the role of the media - an ever-relevant issue in the age of "fake news" and "cancel culture", and the current distrust of the economic forces behind certain areas of the media. With a unique graphic approach to the topic, How Politics Works is the perfect introduction to the subject, and an ideal companion title to DK's The Politics Book in the 'Big Ideas' series.
With power to every page, this politics book explores:
- Simple, easy-to-understand graphics explain key ideas clearly and effectively
- Offers a practical, no-nonsense approach to each subject
- Fully comprehensive, covering all the key aspects of political philosophy, theory, and history
- Explains different systems of government and how they function
- Theory-led but will cover modern political phenomena such as "fake news" and recent political groups and movements such as #BlackLivesMatter
A must-have volume for readers seeking a simple and accessible guide to both politics and international relations, as well as students of politics or history, The Politics Book covers a wide range of topics, from populism to propaganda, moral leadership to manipulating elections and so much more. In today's climate, politics is engaging more people than ever before due to access to information via social media, with young influencers such as Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai having incremental followings on platforms such as Instagram and Twitter.
At DK, we believe in the power of discovery.
So why stop there?
How Politics Works is part of DK's widely successful How Stuff Works series. Discover the inner workings of the mind with How the Brain Works, succeed in all things science with How Science Works and discover the cosmos like you've never known before with How Space Works. Whatever topic sparks your interests, there's a plethora of knowledge to discover!
What goes into creating art? How can we learn to "read" paintings? What are the key elements of composition?
If you've ever found yourself seeking the answers to the above questions and more, then this may be the book for you! An art book like no other, How Art Works uses practical graphics to demonstrate the techniques, styles, materials, and concepts that lie behind great art. It shows you how to interpret paintings, drawings, and sculptures, and reveals how art is made, laying out the key techniques and materials in visual detail. It also explains the nuts and bolts of the technical aspects behind art, such as perspective and composition, and shows how to identify major artistic styles and movements.
This awe-inspiring art history book features:
- Oil and watercolor painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, and more
- Explains the technical aspects of visual arts including perspective, light, color, form, and texture
- A selection of major art movements such as Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism and more
- Shows how information, messages, and emotion can be conveyed through art
- Highlights key inventions and developments
Providing all you need to know to build on your artistic understanding and appreciation, this is the perfect book for art lovers of all kinds, whether you're an art student, or you're simply a lover of visual art and are looking to discover more about art but aren't sure where to begin.
At DK, we believe in the power of discovery.
So why stop there?
How Art Works is part of DK's widely successful How Stuff Works series. Discover the inner workings of the mind with How the Brain Works, succeed in all things science with How Science Works and discover the cosmos like you've never known before with How Space Works. Whatever topic sparks your interests, there's a plethora of knowledge to discover!
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