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              The Islam Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
                

              The Islam Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK; Foreword by Omaar, Rageh

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              This comprehensive, accessible, and factual guide to Islam is essential to understanding the world's fastest-growing religion. This essential guide to Islam covers every aspect of the Muslim faith and its history - from the life of the Prophet Muhammad and the teachings of the Ko...ran to Islam in the 21st century. Celebrating the scientific, literary, and artistic achievements of the Islamic Golden Age and the ideas of philosophers and theologians across the centuries, it opens a window on the Islamic world. The series' trademark graphics and mind maps unpick the central tenets of Islam, such as prayer, fasting, and pilgrimage. Clear factual writing offers insight into terms like Sharia law, the Caliphate, and jihad; Sunni and Shia divisions; and Sufi poetry and music. Images of Islamic art, architecture, calligraphy, and historical artefacts illustrate the articles. Modern issues such as fundamentalism are discussed in context alongside the work of peaceful traditionalists, modernizers, and women's rights campaigners, among others. Packed with more than 80 inspiring quotations, and bold, intriguing illustrations, The Islam Book is an invaluable source of information both for members of one of the world's major religions and any interested reader who wants a clear unbiased guide to the meaning of this faith.
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              ISBN 9780241409688
              Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Big Ideas
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              Mammoth Science: The Big Ideas That Explain Our World

              Mammoth Science: The Big Ideas That Explain Our World (Hardback)

              Illustrated by Macaulay, David; By DK

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              David Macaulay's troupe of curious mammoths lead you through the basics of physics, biology, and chemistry in this unconventional and highly original guide to science. From the interior of an atom to the solar system and beyond, the mammoths seek to understand the science! These ...intrepid science demonstrators will go to incredible lengths to educate and entertain. They wrestle with magnets to understand their powerful force, make mammoth models of different materials explore what gives them mass, and step into a X-ray machine to reveal the bones beneath their woolly exterior. Observing and recording the mammoth's behaviour is bestselling illustrator David Macaulay, whose How Machines Work won the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize in 2016. Renowned for his ability to explain complex ideas with simple genius, Macaulay captures the oddball humour of his subject matter, making Macaulay's Mammoth Science the perfect introduction to scientific principles for the young and the young-at-heart.
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              ISBN 9780241381045
              Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              The Science of Goo!: From Saliva and Slime to Frogspawn and Fungus

              The Science of Goo!: From Saliva and Slime to Frogspawn and Fungus (Hardback)

              By DK

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              Get to grips with the glorious world of goop and gunk, from vomit, pus, and snot, to super glue, snail slime, and sticky plants, in this compendium of gunk. If you've ever wondered how much snot you make, how strong a spider's web can be, or why hippos go pink, this is the book f...or you. Blending laugh-out-loud fun with strange but true science, this book explores all manner of gunge, sludge, ooze, and goo! The next book in DK's best selling It Can't Be True! series, It Can't Be True! Goo! is here to give you a new appreciation of the weird and wonderful world of gooey matter, in all its many kinds and wherever it shows up. Fun CGI illustrations and stunning photography will bring goo to life alongside fun trivia and scientific explanations to make you an expert in all things sludgy. Did you know that super glue was first used to treat wounds in WW1? Or that sea cucumbers can vomit their sticky stomach and intestines when threatened, yet still survive? Let It Can't Be True! Goo! be your one-stop shop for everything gooey.
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              ISBN 9780241432303
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              How Super Cool Tech Works

              How Super Cool Tech Works (Paperback)

              By DK

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              Explore future technology, such as robotics, space rockets, artificial intelligence, and even the PS4 console in this cutting-edge non-fiction science book for kids aged 9 and over. How Super Cool Stuff Works follows on from the original How Cool Stuff Works, which has sold more ...than 3.5 million copies. It explains how the incredible technologies of today will shape the world of tomorrow. This includes state-of-the-art buildings, new ways of travelling, imaginative entertainment gadgets, space exploration, and even how teleportation and invisibility cloaks might be possible in the future. Each technology is explained in detail, via crisp images and engaging, child-friendly text. How it works panels explain the secret inner workings of everything from supercomputers to flying cars, and underwater hotels to drones. New and updated for 2020, How Super Cool Stuff Works is a one-stop shop for kids who want to know what the latest and greatest technologies are, and how they will shape our world in the years to come.
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              ISBN 9780241426388
              Released NZ 21 Jul 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              Behind the Scenes at the Museum: Your Access-All-Areas Guide to the World's Most Amazing Museums

              Behind the Scenes at the Museum: Your Access-All-Areas Guide to the World's Most Amazing Museums (Hardback)

              By DK

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              Take an exclusive backstage tour of the world's most exciting museums and discover their hidden treasures. This behind-the-scenes guide showcases a huge range of incredible artefacts from history and reveals the hard work, care, and effort that goes into collecting, preserving, a...nd storing them. Ever wondered what happens to an astronaut's space suit after it's been worn on the Moon? Or how the world's most valuable diamond is looked after? Find out all about how museums work and the people that make it happen - from how historians preserve and care for Anne Frank's diary to what it takes for an archaeologist and curator to excavate and exhibit an enormous wooly mammoth skeleton. You'll even find out about the bugs and pests that museum workers have to guard against to protect the future of history's most precious artefacts. Behind the Scenes at the Museum gives the reader exclusive access to hidden objects that aren't normally on public display. It lets you into a world of animal specimens pickled and preserved in jars, priceless gems and jewellery too valuable to be on display, and fragile documents and fabrics that must be kept in carefully controlled conditions. Along the way, you'll learn about the techniques and processes that keep these objects in good condition, preserved and safe for future generations. Filled with incredible images, step-by-step explanations of exciting techniques, and job profiles of the people that make it happen, Behind the Scenes at the Museum offers unique, behind-the-curtain access to the secret delights of the world's most interesting museums.
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              ISBN 9780241381762
              Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              The Law Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

              The Law Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK

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              Discover the big ideas behind more than 90 of history's most important legal rulings and milestone laws - from the earliest civilizations to the 21st century. From the philosophical, religious, and moral codes of the world's earliest societies, such as the Law Code of Hammurabi a...nd the Ten Commandments, through groundbreaking legislation such as The Book of Punishments, Magna Carta and the Slavery Abolition Act, The Law Book offers an engaging and accessible overview of legal history across the world all the way into the 21st century with copyright in the digital age, gay marriage, and the right to be forgotten . With entries on the fight for universal suffrage and workers' rights, and the establishment of international legal bodies like INTERPOL and the European Court of Justice, The Law Book explores and explains the stories behind each milestone development. Using the Big Ideas series' trademark combination of authoritative, informative text, and bold graphics, The Law Book makes each entry accessible and easy to understand. Packed with inspirational quotations, eye-catching infographics, and mind maps , it offers essential reading for anyone with a professional or personal interest in law, the legal system, or history and social change.
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              ISBN 9780241410196
              Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Big Ideas
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              SuperDinosaur: The Biggest, Fastest, Coolest Prehistoric Creatures

              SuperDinosaur: The Biggest, Fastest, Coolest Prehistoric Creatures (Hardback)

              By DK

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              Tremble in terror as the strongest, fastest, largest, and strangest prehistoric creatures roar back to life as you've never seen them before. From the biggest teeth to the longest claws, SuperDinosaur uses jaw-dropping new lifelike images to bring you face-to-face with the most f...earsome creatures that ever stalked the Earth. You'll get up close and personal with the deadly Dakotaraptor's killer claws, see an armoured Stegosaurus fight off foes with its spiked tail, and look through the crushing jaws of the all-powerful T-rex. Alongside the amazing images, SuperDinosaur is packed with incredible facts about these extraordinary creatures. Did you know that the fearsome Tyrannosaurus has the most powerful bite of any land animal that has ever lived? Or that the bizarre Amargasaurus had spines that stuck out 60 cm (24 in) from its neck? Or perhaps you fancy your chances in a staring competition with Temnodontosaurus - just be warned, its eyes are 25 cm (9.8 in) wide! Features on fascinating fossils and the latest scientific techniques will show you exactly how paleontologists piece together information about how dinosaurs would have looked and lived. The perfect read for children aged 9 and over, this brilliant and informative guide will appeal to budding dinosaur experts of all ages.
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              ISBN 9780241412862
              Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              I Can't Believe It!: The Most Amazing Facts About Our Incredible World

              I Can't Believe It!: The Most Amazing Facts About Our Incredible World (Paperback)

              By DK

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              Dive into a world of fascinating facts and cool comparisons about our world, from the very bottom of the ocean - which is as deep as 29 Empire State buildings - to the planets of the solar system, and everything in between! Do you know which flower is taller than a human? Or how ...many Earths could fit inside Jupiter? Or if it is true that we only use 10% of our brains? Whatever the topic, this fact-tastic compendium will uncover the story behind the weirdest wonders of our world - from intriguing animals and astounding nature, to the mysteries of science, history, geography, the human body, and more! Packed full of amazing real-life photographs, extraordinary illustrated comparisons, and myth-busting true-or-false questions, this book tells you all the things you really want to know about our incredible world. A compilation of favourite stories from the four best-selling DK titles It Can't be True!, True or False?, Strange but True, and It Can't Be True! 2, I Can't Believe It! is the ultimate companion for any fact-hungry child. It will astound and amaze you, over and over again!
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              ISBN 9780241440582
              Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              Politics Is...

              Politics Is... (Paperback)

              By DK

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              What is populism? Is communism the same in China and Cuba? What makes a democracy? If you're not sure, this is the book for you! Look inside to find out why politics matters, and how ideas shape our world. How do ideas make the world go round? What are the political left and righ...t? What's the difference between capitalism and communism, or democracy and dictatorship? Who really holds the power? Can activism stop climate change, and can pacifism prevent wars? Can everyone have freedom of speech? And what does all this mean for you? Find out the answers in this book, which unpacks the complicated language and often messy world of politics. Politics is... looks at the beliefs of political thinkers, leaders, and activists from around the world, covers the key branches of government, and examines authority. While focusing on contemporary issues, the book also traces the history of politics. It explains the ideas and -isms that shape our world as well as investigating the role of external factors, such as protest and the media, in political decision-making. Whether you're studying politics or fed up with fake news, if you're not sure whether politics matters or why your vote counts, get your hands on this thought-provoking book - it defines the big ideas you need to know and provides inspiration for analysing, interrogating, and changing your world.
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              ISBN 9780241412855
              Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Timelines of Everyone: From Cleopatra and Confucius to Mozart and Malala

              Timelines of Everyone: From Cleopatra and Confucius to Mozart and Malala (Hardback)

              By DK

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              Get the inside track on the incredible lives of history's biggest names: from Shakespeare to Oprah Winfrey, and Anne Frank to Julius Caesar. Following on from the smash hit Timelines of Everything, Timelines of Everyone stands out from other history books by focusing squarely on ...the biographies of a myriad of movers and shakers across millennia. This DK children's book boasts more than 130 visual timelines, covering kings and queens, humanitarians, scientists, inventors, explorers, activists, writers, artists, and more. Timelines of Everyone breathes fresh life into the biographies of the people you thought you knew, yet also finds new stories from previously overlooked or ignored voices. Did you know US President Franklin D. Roosevelt was defeated only once in 300 wrestling matches? Or that more women passed NASA's rigorous astronaut training tests for Project Mercury, but were forbidden to fly into space? Or how about the fact that Einstein's last words were lost, because his nurse didn't speak German? This fascinating title takes kids on a historical journey, revealing not just the incredible achievements, contributions, and adventures of historical luminaries, but the lesser-known events that shaped them too, from childhood into old age. Filled with easy-to-understand visual timelines, vibrant illustrations, and a diverse range of historical figures, Timelines of Everyone is the must-have guide to the world's must-know names.
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              ISBN 9780241413005
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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