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Explore World War II in unprecedented detail with this compelling geographical guide.
If you're interested in finding out more about one of the deadliest wars in history, then this war book is perfect for you. World War II Map by Map is an intricately detailed history book, that will encourage you to get a sense of the magnitude, mobility and speed at which the colossal armies swept through these vast landscapes during a war that claimed millions of lives and spanned through many areas globally.
Follow the key developments of World War II in unprecedented visual detail, with more than 100 specially created historical maps covering all major theatres of war. Discover how the conflict raged around the globe on land, air, and sea, while timelines provide an in-depth chronology of events. Beautiful archival photographs, contemporary artefacts, and profiles of famous leaders reveal the full story of the war that shaped the modern world.
So what are you waiting for? Journey back in time and uncover:
- 9 main contemporary maps, including battle maps from both Allies and Axis countries, explain key events.
- Easy-to-read text panels to accompany the maps for a deeper understanding of each topic.
- Set out into 5 Chapters with 11 narrative overviews
- 30 photo feature spreads exploring topics beyond the War
- US edition produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.
Bursting with striking illustrations and full of fascinating detail, this world war 2 book is the ultimate gift for history students, general readers, and military history enthusiasts. Whether you enjoy watching military documents, or you're looking for the perfect gift for the history lover in your life, World War II Map by Map can be enjoyed by adults and children aged 12+ alike. Written by a team of historians headed by Richard Overy as a consultant, this history book for adults examines in detail how the most destructive conflict in history changed the face of our world.
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So why stop there? The Map by Map series includes other titles such as History of the World Map by Map and Battles Map by Map, each detailing historical events and placing them in the context of geography. DK's luxurious Map by Map books are fantastic history gifts, packed with fascinating facts, high-quality photography, and detailed profiles and descriptions of people and events.
Marvel at the wonders of the universe, from stars and planets to black holes and nebulae, in this exploration of our solar system and beyond.
Universe opens with a look at astronomy and the history of the Universe, using 3D artworks to provide a comprehensive grounding in the fundamental concepts of astronomy, including the basic techniques of practical astronomy.
The core of the book is a tour of the cosmos covering the Solar System, the Milky Way, and galaxies beyond our own. Explanatory pages introduce different celestial phenomena, such as galaxies, and are followed by catalogs that profile the most interesting and important examples.
A comprehensive star atlas completes the picture, with entries on each of the 88 constellations and a monthly sky guide showing the night sky as it appears throughout the year as viewed from both the northern and southern hemispheres.
Explore the fascinating lives and loves of the greatest novelists, poets, and playwrights.
From William Shakespeare and Jane Austen to Gabriel García Márquez and Toni Morrison, Writers explores more than 100 biographies of the world's greatest writers. Each featured novelist, playwright, or poet is introduced by a stunning portrait, followed by photography and illustrations of locations and artifacts important in their lives - along with pages from original manuscripts, first editions, and their correspondence.
Trace the friendships, loves, and rivalries that inspired each individual and affected their writing, revealing insights into the larger-than-life characters, plots, and evocative settings that they created. You will also uncover details each writer's most famous pieces and understand the times and cultures they lived in - see how the world influenced them and how their works influenced the world.
Writers introduces key ideas, themes, and literary techniques of each figure, revealing the imaginations and personalities behind some of the world's greatest novels, short stories, poems, and plays. A diverse variety of authors are covered, from the Middle Ages to present day, providing a compelling glimpse into the lives of the people behind the page.
Dive into this uniquely elegant visual exploration of the sea
An informative and utterly beautiful introduction to marine life and the ocean environment, Oceanology brings the riches of the underwater world onto the printed page.
Astounding photography reveals an abundance of life, from microscopic plankton to great whales, seaweed to starfish. Published in association with the Smithsonian Institution, the book explores every corner of the oceans, from coral reefs and mangrove swamps to deep ocean trenches.
Along the way, and with the help of clear, simple illustrations, it explains how life has adapted to the marine environment, revealing for example how a stonefish delivers its lethal venom and how a sponge sustains itself by sifting food from passing currents. It also examines the physical forces and processes that shape the oceans, from global circulation systems and tides to undersea volcanoes and tsunamis.
To most of us, the marine world is out of reach. But with the help of photography and the latest technology, Oceanology brings us up close to animals, plants, and other living things that inhabit a fantastic and almost incomprehensibly beautiful other dimension.
Make the most of fresh produce all year round with more than 200 homemade soup recipes organized by season, then by ingredient.
The Soup Book is packed with nourishing recipes for every season. Try winter warmers such as parsnip and apple soup or French onion soup, enjoy a light summer lunch of chilled cucumber soup with dill, and make a hearty borscht or pumpkin soup in autumn.
The recipes are organized first by season, and then by ingredient, so you can easily find the ideal soup to suit the fresh ingredients you have to hand. Featuring recipes from Raymond Blanc, Dan Barber, Alice Waters, and other supporters of The Soil Association, The Soup Book offers plenty of recipe ideas and
inspiration to fill your bowl.
Sure to get your taste-buds tingling, you can discover:
- 200 tried-and-tested recipes organised by first by season, then by ingredient.
- Every recipe is accompanied by advice on freezing.
- Includes a chapter of bread recipes that can be baked to accompany the soups.
Each recipe is accompanied by freezing times so that you can prepare your favorite recipes to enjoy later. This updated edition features more photographs to accompany the book's refreshed design, along with a brand-new foreword from The Soil Association.
A must-have cookbook for cooks looking for inventive ways to avoid waste and use up vegetables or pantry items and budget-conscious cooks looking for nutritious, filling recipes as well as health-conscious cooks looking for recipes that will help them reduce their calorie intake. Make hearty, wholesome, and healthy soups all year round with The Soup Book.
Get to grips with history like never before as you travel through the ages in this history encyclopedia for children that stretches from prehistoric times to modern day.
Introducing an updated volume of History Year by Year - a timeline of world history that joins the dots of history by putting key historic events across the world on one timeline for children, including everything from prehistoric people, to world wars, humans on the moon, and so much more! Every page is jam-packed pictures and original artefacts, to give children an accurate insight into each era. Including features that explain major events, such as the rise of the Roman Empire of the fall of Communism, in an accessible and easy-to-read manner that doesn't talk down to them.
DK's History Year by Year shows the influences, patterns, and connections between the events that have shaped our world and reveal the history of the world as never before, making this history book for kids an educational must-have volume for children aged 9-12 with a thirst for knowledge, and interest in discovering more about world history.
Celebrate your child's curiosity as they explore:
- Over 1500 images that beautifully illustrates world history for children
- Feature spreads look in detail at big themes and stories, such as the Renaissance and the French Revolution, and also include a timeline of events.
- "Child of the Time" spreads explore the lives of children in history at very different periods, including Ancient Egypt, the Middle Ages, the Industrial Revolution, and World War II.
- "Moment in time" spreads use one stunning, full-bleed image to capture one moment in history.
- Updated timeline spanning prehistoric times up until 2018
Written with kids ages 9 to 12 in mind, this book uses unpretentious language and gives straightforward fun facts. The "Child Of The Time" feature encourages young people to imagine themselves in the past and lets them know that children had a place in history. Older readers will love this engaging educational book too! Dive in and explore the parts of the past you haven't yet discovered. The multitude of photos, maps and graphics make reading about history simple and enjoyable. This visual guide on history for kids provides the reader with an overview of the most fascinating events in history, with concise and bite-sized information. Authorised by the Smithsonian Institution, and featuring an updated timeline documenting recent events in world history that you may still remember happening, there truly is something for every kid to explore, learn and discover.
Discover Earth's most beautiful and fascinating natural landmarks. From the spectacular granite domes of Yosemite to the reefs of the Bahama Banks and the ice sheets of the Antarctic, this is an unparalleled survey of the world's natural treasures.
From the Rocky Mountains to the Great barrier Reef and everything in between, Natural Wonders of the World combines breathtaking landscape photography and illustrations with 3-D terrain models and other explanatory artworks to reveal what lies beneath the surface and explain the geological processes to show how the features were formed. Plants and animals that inhabit each environment are also included, making Natural Wonders of the World a complete celebration of our world.
Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.
Explore 13 billion years of history in the comfort of your own home! Journey through time and discover how some of the world's greatest events unfolded.
From the Big Bang all the way through to the digital age, this incredible visual encyclopedia for children shows you just about everything that has ever happened in history.
Witness history come alive as you travel through more than 130 stunning timelines. Packed with fantastic photographs and illustrations, along with informative text and fun facts. The history book covers the rise and fall of empires to ground-breaking scientific breakthroughs and inventions that changed our lives.
This educational book is an imaginative way of illustrating world history for children age 8 and over. Throughout the pages, your child will get to meet the most bloodthirsty pirates of all time and discover what happened during the storming of the Bastille. It's a fantastic book for young readers with a natural curiosity about history around the world.
Find your place in the world and understand where you fit in. Whether you want to discover the history of cinema, fashion, aviation, or espionage. There is something for everyone in this glorious guide through global history!
The History of Everything... Ever!
This fascinating reference book tells the story of a diverse range of subjects throughout history in an easily digested graphic format! After your kids dive into this book, you'll never hear them use the words "history" and "boring" in the same sentence again.
Take a trip back in time! This history book covers the following eras:
- Prehistory: Before 3000 BCE
- The Ancient World: 3000 BCE - 500 CE
- The Medieval World: 500 - 1450
- The Age of Exploration: 1450 - 1750
- The Age of Revolution: 1750 - 1914
- The Modern World: After 1914
Discover the most incredible man-made wonders, from Stonehenge to Burj Khalifa, with this unparalleled catalog of the most famous and intriguing buildings and monuments created by humans.
Manmade Wonders of the World features a range of structures from buildings to monuments, statues, and bridges, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Hoover Dam.
It opens with a foreword by Dan Cruickshank and then takes the reader on a continent-by-continent journey, exploring and charting the innovations, ingenuity, and imagination employed by different cultures to create iconic buildings such as the Great Pyramid of Giza. This truly global approach reveals how humans tackled similar challenges, such as keeping the enemy out, in vastly different parts of the world, from the Great Wall of China to the defensive walls of Central American cities. Illustrations explain how the structures were built, while explanations cover the history, architecture, and unique stories behind their construction.
Featuring breathtaking images, Manmade Wonders of the World is a complete celebration of the world humans have built over thousands of years.
See the animal kingdom in all its glory, from jellyfish to polar bears, with up-close details of their unique features from head to toe.
Filled with magnificent photographs that were specially commissioned for this book and cannot be seen anywhere else. Written in association with the Smithsonian Institution.
This visual reference book starts with the question "what is an animal?" and takes you through the animal kingdom - mammals, reptiles, birds, and sea creatures. It uses a unique head-to-toe approach that showcases in spectacular detail special features like the flight feathers of a parrot, the antenna of a moth, or the tentacles of coral.
This visual encyclopedia is filled with clear and fascinating information on everything about the social lives of animals. Read exciting stories like how animals communicate, defend their territories, and attract mates.
Learn how evolution has helped wildlife to adapt to their unique environments, whether it's the ability to live in difficult habitats, adjust to specific diets, or how they work physically.
Humans have drawn and painted animals for thousands of years. Zoology has included some of these, like early rock art that depicts our awe of the animal kingdom or natural history artworks like those commissioned by the Mughal Courts in the 1600s.
Dramatic Wildlife Photography
Spectacular, never-before-seen photographs that will bring you close to many of the world's most captivating and intriguing inhabitants. This book offers an extraordinary introduction to the animal world by taking you through chapters that details their diversity.
Go from head to toe in Zoology:
- The animal kingdom
- Shape and size
- Skins, coats, and armor
- Mouth and jaws
- Legs, arms, tentacles, and tails
- Fins, flippers, and paddles
- Wings and parachutes
- Eggs and offspring
Journey back in time and marvel at the history of our world like never before with this children's encyclopedia perfect for curious kids.
Forming part of a fantastic series of kid's educational books, this bold and brilliant kid's encyclopedia uses ground-breaking CGI imagery to reveal the world as you've never seen it before. Informative, diverse in subject matter, easy-to-read and brimming with beautiful graphics, young learners can explore the incredibly detailed cross-sections and cutaways that reveal the inner workings of just about everything!
This charming children's encyclopedia opens the world in new ways, with:
- Packed with facts, charts, timelines, and infographics that cover a vast range of topics.
- Encompassing a visual approach with illustrations, photographs and extremely detailed 3D CGI images.
- Crystal clear text distills the key information.
- DK's encyclopedias are fact-checked by subject experts to offer accuracy beyond online sources of information.
This fully-updated edition of Knowledge Encyclopedia History is the perfect encyclopedia for children aged 9-12, ideal for inquisitive minds, bringing key moments in history to life, from exploring the lives of early humans to visiting the Vikings, learning about The Industrial Revolution, and looking towards a greener future! Jam-packed with fun facts about the world, including fascinating statistics, maps, timelines, graphics, and superb photorealistic cross-sections, young history lovers can peer inside ancient buildings, marvel at elaborate outfits, and get close to the battles of history!
Explore, Discover And Learn!
DK's Knowledge Encyclopedia History uncovers the marvels of our world in unprecedented detail and with stunning realism. Encompassing engaging historical facts about our world, you can spend quality time diving into the past with your children, accompanied by impressive visuals to engage their senses. A must-have volume for curious kids with a thirst for knowledge, this enthralling children's encyclopedia is structured in such a way that your child can read a bit at a time, and feel comfortable to pause and ask questions. Doubling up as the perfect gift for young readers, who are always asking questions about our planet!
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This thrilling kid's encyclopedia is part of the Knowledge Encyclopedia educational series. Celebrate your child's curiosity as they complete the collection and discover diverse facts about the world around them. Dive into the deep blue with Knowledge Encyclopedia Ocean! Travel back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth with Knowledge Encyclopedia Dinosaur! And hone your knowledge on how the human body works with Knowledge Encyclopedia Human Body! Whatever topic takes their fancy, there's an encyclopedia for everyone!
Learn about astonishing medical breakthroughs and discoveries in The Medicine Book.
Part of the fascinating Big Ideas series, this book tackles tricky topics and themes in a simple and easy to follow format. Learn about Medicine in this overview guide to the subject, great for novices looking to find out more and experts wishing to refresh their knowledge alike! The Medicine Book brings a fresh and vibrant take on the topic through eye-catching graphics and diagrams to immerse yourself in.
This captivating book will broaden your understanding of Medicine, with:
- More than 100 ground-breaking ideas in this field of science
- Packed with facts, charts, timelines and graphs to help explain core concepts
- A visual approach to big subjects with striking illustrations and graphics throughout
- Easy to follow text makes topics accessible for people at any level of understanding
The Medicine Book is a captivating introduction to the crucial breakthroughs in this science, aimed at adults with an interest in the subject and students wanting to gain more of an overview. Here you'll discover more than 90 amazing medical discoveries through exciting text and bold graphics.
Your Medical Questions, Simply Explained
This fresh new guide explores the discoveries that have shaped our modern-day understanding of medicine and helped us protect and promote our health. If you thought it was difficult to learn about the important milestones in medical history The Medicine Book presents key information in an easy to follow layout. Learn about medical science's response to new challenges - such as COVID-19, and ancient practices like herbal medicine and balancing the humors - through superb mind maps and step-by-step summaries.
The Big Ideas Series
With millions of copies sold worldwide, The Medicine Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas series from DK. The series uses striking graphics along with engaging writing, making big topics easy to understand.