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One Marvel book to guide them all.
If you want to understand how the Marvel Comics Universe works, The Marvel Book is the only book you need. It is a unique exploration of the vast, interconnected Marvel Comics Multiverse from its beginnings to the end of everything and beyond. From iconic Super Heroes such as the Avengers, Spider-Man, Iron Man and the Black Panther, to revolutionary technology like Iron Man's : and S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Helicarriers, to enduring villains such as Thanos and Loki, The Marvel Book explores the key concepts, characters, and events that have defined and shaped Marvel Comics over the past 80 years. Meticulously researched and expertly written, The Marvel Book is packed with vivid, carefully sourced artwork, illuminating infographics, and incisive, specially curated essays that shed new light on the myriad wonders of the Marvel Comics universe.
The book's content is divided into key subject areas-The Multiverse, Science and Technology, War and Peace, Cosmic Forces, Magic and the Supernatural, and Alternate Realities-that form the foundations of Marvel Comics. The Marvel Book is a revealing and invaluable roadmap to a boundless comics universe that no Marvel fan will want to miss!
© 2019 MARVEL
Enter the world of myths and legends with this unforgettable compendium that spans the centuries and crosses the continents to share the greatest stories of all time.
Sit back and enjoy more than 80 classic myths retold for the modern reader with engaging text and eye-catching graphics.
Part of the Big Ideas series, The Mythology Book introduces the great and the good, from the gods of ancient Greece to the stories of the Cherokee People of North America. Going beyond the ancient worlds, this book brings to life influential tales of Aboriginal Australians and the Aztecs, each packed with compelling characters, plot twists and turns, and incredible insight into human existence.
Discover the lessons behind every story and get to the heart of cultures far and wide through the inspiring narratives that capture the way communities work together to make sense of the world around them.
This is essential reading for everyone who delights in stories of imagination, action, and adventure, taking new generations back in time to love and learn from the stories of the past.
Is Superman the strongest Super Hero alive? Where is Wonder Woman from? Is Darkseid the most evil Super-Villain ever? Who is the fastest man alive? Who are Batman's allies?
Have to know the answers to these questions? Look no further than the DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide: New Edition. Written by DC Comics experts, this illustrated encyclopedia features more than 200 incredible characters and Super Hero teams, including Batman, Harley Quinn, Justice League, and so many more.
The DC Comics Universe changed forever following their epic Rebirth event, and so did the characters. This comprehensive guide covers the latest key storylines for each character and includes stunning new images from the comics. It is also packed full of vital statistics and explains each character's super powers, from indestructibility to sorcery.
The DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide: New Edition is guaranteed to enthrall fans for hours on end.
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Crammed with fascinating facts and all the core curriculum topics, this physics book for ages 12 and up will have you exam-ready in no time!
Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this completely comprehensive guide makes physics crystal clear. It's the perfect support for home and school learning.
This super simple science book cuts through the jargon and breaks down the information into easy, manageable chunks. From atoms and states of matter to scalars and vectors, this indispensable guide is packed with everything you need to quickly and easily understand physics.
The Ultimate Physics Revision Book
Every page is designed to make even the most complex scientific subjects accessible and engaging. Topics are covered in one easy-to-follow single page and fully illustrated to explain the concept - perfect for visual learners. The essential points are in a Key Facts box, which is great for checking back later when revising. Calculations and graphs are set out in simple, logical steps to make the science feel achievable for all students.
Whether you're a keen physicist or just looking to get an A+,, this accessible science revision guide for children offers clear and concise coverage of all the core physics topics. From dramatic images of planets to bolts of lightning, vivid photography makes it easy for students to relate physics to the world around them.
Complete the Series:
Alongside SuperSimple: Chemistry, SuperSimple: Biology, and SuperSimple: Maths, these revision guides are part of an exciting new series designed not only to educate, but to inspire.
Set off on a magical adventure!
Elsa and Anna must journey to an enchanted forest-and you can be with them every daring step of the way! Follow their thrilling mission to unlock the truth about Elsa's power and save the kingdom of Arendelle.
Meet mysterious spirits and forest dwellers, explore exciting new locations, and discover the secrets of the past.
The ultimate companion for Frozen fans, this book includes cool facts from Olaf and quizzes to test your knowledge about your favorite characters and new friends from Frozen 2!
See how math's infinite mysteries and beauty unfold in this captivating educational book!
Discover more than 85 of the most important mathematical ideas, theorems, and proofs ever devised with this beautifully illustrated book. Get to know the great minds whose revolutionary discoveries changed our world today.
You don't have to be a math genius to follow along with this book! This brilliant book is packed with short, easy-to-grasp explanations, step-by-step diagrams, and witty illustrations that play with our ideas about numbers.
What is an imaginary number? Can two parallel lines ever meet? How can math help us predict the future? All will be revealed and explained in this encyclopedia of mathematics.
It's as easy as 1-2-3!
The Math Book tells the exciting story of how mathematical thought advanced through history. This diverse and inclusive account will have something for everybody, including the math behind world economies and espionage.
This book charts the development of math around the world, from ancient mathematical ideas and inventions like prehistoric tally bones through developments in medieval and Renaissance Europe. Fast forward to today and gain insight into the recent rise of game and group theory.
Delve in deeper into the history of math:
- Ancient and Classical Periods 6000 BCE - 500 CE
- The Middle Ages 500 - 1500
- The Renaissance 1500 - 1680
- The Enlightenment 1680 - 1800
- The 19th Century 1800 - 1900
- Modern Mathematics 1900 - Present
The Series Simply Explained
With over 7 million copies sold worldwide to date, The Math Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series from DK Books. It uses innovative graphics along with engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand.
Discover everything you need to know to improve your management skills, and understand key management and business theories with this unique graphic 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 packed with graphics and diagrams that demystify complex management concepts - this book 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.
Journey through a mammoth timeline, richly illustrated with over 1,500 photos, maps, and illustrations. Written in association with the esteemed Smithsonian Institution.
A beautiful visual reference book with key events of world history, written in an elementary language for budding historians.
Take chronological steps through human history, starting long before we even began to write. Learn about significant global events like the rise of different societies, revolutions, invasions, and new discoveries. Meet the most memorable people from the history books. The charismatic leaders, brutal dictators, influential thinkers, and innovative scientists from all around the globe.
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 discover 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 reference guide provides the reader with an overview of the most fascinating events in history, with concise and bite-sized information. Follow the timeline from our most distant past, all the way through to recent events that you may still remember happening!
The History Of The World, From The Stone Age To The Digital Age
Go beyond American history and explore the world in this modern twist on an old-fashioned history book. It is easier to follow, organized along a timeline with photos of archaeological artifacts, old maps, and exciting pictures. You won't just read about world history. You'll see it too, right from your armchair.
Take a step back in time!
- 6.5 MYA - 3000 BCE Before History Began
- 3000 BCE - 700 BCE Really Ancient History
- 700 BCE - 500 CE Much More Civilization
- 500 - 1450 The Marvelous Middle Ages
- 1450 - 1750 Exploring and Reforming
- 1750 - 1850 Time for Change
- 1850 - 1945 Empires and World Wars
- 1945 - Present Fast Forward
Discover the countries of the world - explore their geography, wildlife, traditions, and arts in this picture-packed children's book.
Every country profile is packed with photos, and each nation has a full-color map detailing its main cities, landscape features, and borders, and exactly where in the world it is. At-a-glance panels provide a quick reference to all the stats, and the easy-to-read text is full of fascinating, fun facts.
Countries, Cultures, People & Places shows the many unique things that make one country different from another but might also reveal surprising similarities. Did you know that Cuba's national sport is baseball, one of the most popular sports in the USA? And that kids in both Japan and Chile have earthquake drills on their school schedule? Find out about anything from the spookily vibrant Day of the Dead parade in Mexico and the beautiful springtime cherry blossom displays of Japan, to blueberry-picking in Sweden and India's space program.
So pack your bags, decide your destination, and begin your journey!
Embrace the vegan in your home and keep the whole household happy and well fed without making different meals for everyone.
Not a fan of tofu? Fear not: this vegan cookbook is packed with 150 healthy, delicious recipes that will appeal to adults and children alike, using grains, pulses, and other natural meat- and dairy-free alternatives as the base ingredient. You'll find options for every meal of the day, whether you're looking for quick lunchbox ideas for vegan kids or preparing a big dinner for the whole family.
"The good stuff" box on each recipe gives an expert breakdown of nutritional value, so everyone is getting the nourishment they need. An additional "Flex It" section on many recipes gives busy cooks an option to easily add meat or dairy to their meal, perfect for pleasing non-vegan members of the household or families wanting to go "flexitarian."
This is everyday food for everyone, with nutritionally balanced vegan meals and flexible options. Vegan in the House is the essential cookbook for any family venturing into veganism.
Packed with facts and illustrations, this landmark book offers a reliable, visually stunning, and family-friendly alternative to online information sources.
This fully illustrated encyclopedia is the antidote to the internet. It's an expertly written and beautifully presented reference for a world overloaded with unreliable information. From quantum physics to the square of the hypotenuse, Ancient Rome to the depths of the oceans, this is your one-stop knowledge shop for the digital age-clear, simple, accurate, and unbiased.
This book is a comprehensive guide to a huge range of human knowledge and includes over 4,000 images to bring information vividly to life. Its format is accessible to a wide range of readers, so it's ideal for a variety of ages, for home study-or simply for browsing for fun. Parents and teachers can be confident that children won't see any unwanted content.
Visual Encyclopedia is the ultimate easy-to-read family guide to science, nature, space, history, art, technology, leisure, culture, and more. The information is organized thematically for simple navigation, and clear signposting makes it easy to follow connections between subjects. For family, for study, for the simple pleasure of discovery, here is a trustworthy source of knowledge and enjoyment.
"Books, let's face it, are better than anything else." Nick Hornby
Turn the pages of The Literature Book to discover over 100 of the world's most enthralling reads and the literary geniuses behind them.
Storytelling is as old as humanity itself. Part of the Big Ideas Simply Explained series, The Literature Book introduces you to ancient classics from the Epic of Gilgamesh written 4,000 years ago, as well as the works of Shakespeare, Voltaire, Tolstoy, and more, and 20th-century masterpieces, including Catch-22, Beloved, and On the Road. The perfect reference for your bookshelf, it answers myriad questions such as what is stream of consciousness, who wrote To Kill a Mockingbird, and what links the poetry of Wordsworth with that of TS Eliot.
Losing yourself in a great book transports you to another time and place, and The Literature Book sets each title in its social and political context. It helps you appreciate, for example, how Dickens' Bleak House paints a picture of deprivation in 19th-century England, or how Stalin's climb to power was the backdrop for George Orwell's 1984.
With succinct plot summaries, graphics, and inspiring quotations, this is a must-have reference for literature students and the perfect gift for book-lovers everywhere.
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. With over 7 million copies worldwide sold to date, these award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.