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              Great Cities: The Stories Behind the World's most Fascinating Places

              Great Cities: The Stories Behind the World's most Fascinating Places (Hardback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $55.00
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              Delve into the social and cultural history of 100 of the world's most important cities. From the first towns in Mesopotamia to today's global metropolises, cities have marked the progress of civilization. Written in the form of illustrated biographies , Great Cities offers a rich... historical overview of each featured city, brought to vivid life with maps, timelines, paintings, photographs, and artefacts. The latest title in the series style of Artists, Writers, Philosophers, and Composers, this lavish book goes under the skin of cities both ancient and modern - from Persepolis and Tikal, Paris and Vienna to Prague, Amsterdam, Tokyo, and Dubai. Which ancient civilization founded the precursor to Mexico City? Why was Venice the gateway to the East? What was the Belle Epoque? Which was the first city to build sewers? Great Cities takes you there. Stunning images of city life and key moments in history are complemented by close-ups of revealing details and feature panels that provide additional context. A book not just about history but also about art, architecture, commerce, and politics, Great Cities provides a fascinating insight into what has shaped where we live. Perfect for history, geography, and arts enthusiasts and a stunning gift for armchair explorers of all ages, it is your window into the world's most fascinating cities.
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              ISBN 9780241471159
              Released NZ 26 Aug 2021
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Timelines from Indian History
               

              Timelines from Indian History (Hardback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $37.00
              • $27.75
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              • Pub Date
                18 Jan 22

              Learn about the history of India through a treasure trove of visually vibrant timelines packed with information on famous people and key events. Take a journey of the history of the Indian subcontinent from prehistory to the colonial period and the modern era through more than 80... brilliant timelines. Timelines from Indian History navigates the history of India, through the formation of kingdoms, the establishment of empires, the struggle for Independence, and the emergence of a vibrant democracy and republic. Through this journey, the reader will meet the personalities who shaped India's history, culture, and society. They will learn of the events that shaped the country as we know it today, from the formation of the Mahajanapadas, the first great empire, and the Revolt of 1857, to the first elections and the scientific discoveries that put India on the international map. It will also document the histories of those who have traditionally been excluded from the mainstream narrative. Packed with stories, profiles, and facts, Timelines from Indian History is a visual treat and promises to be an ideal addition to any history enthusiast and student's library.
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              ISBN 9780241531334
              Released NZ 18 Jan 2022
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Complete Flags of the World: The Ultimate Pocket Guide

              Complete Flags of the World: The Ultimate Pocket Guide (Hardback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $30.00
              • $22.50
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              The ultimate guide to the fascinating world of flags This one-stop guide to flags of the world explains the intriguing stories behind the design of country flags, state flags and heraldic symbols. The Complete Flags of the World is the essential guide to both identifying flags an...d understanding the complex history and symbolism behind the incredible variety of designs that have evolved over the years, from the ancient medieval cantons of Switzerland to the Stars and Stripes of the USA. You'll learn to identify the flags of different nations and celebrate their cultural importance and special meanings. This comprehensive and educational guide to vexillology covers more than 400 examples and spans the areas of geography, communications, politics, sport, history, and art in the process. Detailed notes and annotation reveal the origins, design development, and significance of colours, symbols, crests, and coats of arms, as well as the reasons for any recent changes to the flags. A wonderful gift for flag enthusiasts of all ages.
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              ISBN 9780241523568
              Released NZ 16 Nov 2021
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              A Short History of The Vietnam War

              A Short History of The Vietnam War (Hardback)

              By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

              • RRP: $48.00
              • $36.00
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              This is the definitive story of one of the longest and most controversial conflicts in US history. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this authoritative history of the Vietnam War examines the key figures and events of the conflict, and its lasting effects o...n the world. Combining compelling text with maps and archive photography, A Short History of the Vietnam War is an all-encompassing showcase of every aspect of the fighting and the wider political landscape, from the struggle for civil rights to the treatment of prisoners. Detailed descriptions of events, from Operation Passage to Freedom to the evacuation of the US embassy in Saigon, are brought to life with eyewitness accounts and iconic photographs. Gallery pages present collections of infantry weapons, artillery, aircraft, and armored vehicles, while diagrams and maps show exactly how battles and decisive moments unfolded, and biographical entries provide essential insight into the roles of significant individuals from Henry Kissinger to General Thieu. The perfect read for the military history enthusiast, A Short History of the Vietnam War is a stirring visual record of the suffering, sacrifice, and heroism that occurred in America's bloodiest ever conflicts.
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              ISBN 9780241471289
              Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Black History Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

              The Black History Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK; Foreword by Olusoga, David

              • RRP: $48.00
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              Discover the rich and complex history of the peoples of Africa, and the struggles and triumphs of Black cultures and communities around the world. With profiles of key people, movements, and events, The Black History Book brings together accounts of the most significant ideas and... milestones in Black history and culture. This vital and thought-provoking book presents a bold and accessible overview of the history of the African continent and its peoples - from the earliest human migrations to modern Black communities and the African diaspora. Powerful images and innovative infographics bring to life the stories of the early kingdoms of Ancient Egypt, Nubia, and Carthage; the powerful empires of the Medieval and Early Modern eras; and the struggle against European colonizers. Black history and culture beyond the African continent is also explored in detail - including the Atlantic Slave Trade; the quilombos (slave resistance camps) of Brazil; the Harlem Renaissance and Jazz Age; the Windrush migration; Civil Rights and Black feminist movements; and Black Lives Matter. Using the Big Ideas series' trademark combination of authoritative, accessible text and bold graphics, The Black History Book examines the achievements and struggles of Black communities across the world up to the modern day, as well as the influence of Black cultures on art, literature, and music the world over.
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              ISBN 9780241512982
              Released NZ 7 Oct 2021
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Outdoor Europe
               

              Outdoor Europe (Hardback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $48.00
              • $36.00
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              • Pub Date
                18 Jan 22

              Enjoy Europe's most incredible outdoor adventures. Kayaking past tumbling waterfalls in Croatia and spotting endangered bison in Poland, hiking through mountainous Montenegro and gazing upwards at fiery giants in Spain - there's nothing quite like being in the great outdoors. Cov...ering over 150 different activities, Outdoor Europe will have you itching to get back to nature. Bursting with beautiful images, this inspirational book rounds up Europe's most incredible outdoor experiences, covering everything from birdwatching and forest bathing to scuba diving and wild swimming. Each activity has its own mini chapter, containing an introduction on the activity itself followed by several suggestions for the best places across Europe to do the activity. Throughout the book, the places you'll explore are vividly brought to life thanks to information on each landscape's unique history, culture, seasons, and flora and fauna. We've also included top tips on the best time to go, what to pack and photography, as well as suggestions for things to spot along the way. Whether you're already expert at exploring wild places or are planning your first foray, this book is packed with ideas for immersing yourself in the great outdoors.
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              ISBN 9780241516287
              Released NZ 18 Jan 2022
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Medical Symptoms Visual Guide: The Easy Way to Identify Medical Problems
               

              Medical Symptoms Visual Guide: The Easy Way to Identify Medical Problems (Paperback, 2nd edition)

              By DK

              • RRP: $40.00
              • $30.00
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              • Pub Date
                18 Jan 22

              Whether it's a symptom you have been ignoring for a while or something like a sudden pain after a fall, this book tells you what it could be and what action to take. Check out any health problem and discover what it might be and what you should do. A series of head-to-toe visual ...diagnostic guides help you identify suspected conditions or injuries. Once you've narrowed it down, a cross-reference takes you to easy-to-follow descriptions of the condition at the back of the book. Potentially life-threatening situations and ailments that need urgent medical advice are clearly flagged. Fully illustrated throughout, Medical Symptoms Visual Guide is an invaluable reference.
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              ISBN 9780241537831
              Released NZ 18 Jan 2022
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Inventor Lab: Awesome Builds for Smart Makers
               

              Inventor Lab: Awesome Builds for Smart Makers (Hardback)

              By DK; Foreword by Rogers, Dr Lucy

              • RRP: $30.00
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              This DK children's book aged 9-15 is brimming with more than 20 exciting, educational activities and projects that focus on electronics and technology. Keep your siblings out of your room with a brilliant bedroom buzzer, power a propellor motorboat, build your own bristlebot, mak...e a matchbox microphone, and construct a crane by following step-by-step instructions and using affordable equipment. Super Tech Lab will engage budding scientists and engineers as they experiment, invent, trial, and test technology, electronics, and mechanics at home. Simple steps with clear photographs take readers through the stages of each low-cost project, with fact-filled panels to explain the science behind each one, and to fascinate them with real-world examples. With an increasing focus across school curricula on encouraging children to enjoy and explore STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and maths), Super Tech Lab is the perfect companion for any inquisitive child with an interest in how the worlds of science experiments and technology work, and why.
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              ISBN 9780241343517
              Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Super Simple Chemistry: The Ultimate Bitesize Study Guide
               

              Super Simple Chemistry: The Ultimate Bitesize Study Guide (Paperback)

              By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

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              From acids to alloys and equations to evaporation, ?this guide makes complex topics easy to grasp at a glance. ?Perfect support for coursework, homework, and exam revision. Each topic is fully illustrated, to support the information, make the facts crystal clear, bring the scienc...e to life and make studying a breeze. A large central image explains the idea visually and each topic is summed up on a single page, helping children to quickly get up to speed and really understand how chemistry works. For key ideas, How it Works and Look Closer boxes explain the theory with the help of simple graphics. And for revision, a handy Key Facts box provides a simple summary you can check back on later. With clear, concise coverage of all the core topics, Super Simple Chemistry is the perfect accessible guide to chemistry for children, supporting classwork, and making studying for exams the easiest it's ever been.
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              ISBN 9780241390450
              Released NZ 19 May 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Super Simple
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              The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
               

              The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK; Foreword by Al-Khalili, Jim

              • RRP: $48.00
              • $36.00
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              Explore the laws and theories of physics in this accessible introduction to the forces that shape our Universe, our planet, and our everyday lives. Using a bold, graphic-led approach The Physics Book sets out more than 80 key concepts and discoveries that have defined the subject... and influenced our technology since the beginning of time. With the focus firmly on unpicking the thought behind each theory - as well as exploring when and how each idea and breakthrough came about - seven themed chapters examine the history and developments in areas such as Energy and Matter, and Electricity and Magnetism, as well as quantum, nuclear, and particle physics. Eureka moments abound: from Pythagoras's observations of the pleasing harmonies created by vibrating strings, and Galileo's experiments with spheres, to Isaac Newton's apple and his conclusions about gravity and the laws of motion. You'll also learn about Albert Einstein's revelations about relativity; how the accidental discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation confirmed the Big Bang theory; the search for the Higgs boson particle; and why most of our Universe is missing. If you've ever wondered exactly how physicists formulated - and proved - their abstract concepts, The Physics Book is the book for you.
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              ISBN 9780241412725
              Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Big Ideas
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