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              The World War II Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
                

              The World War II Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $49.96
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              Discover the key battles, tactics, technologies and turning points of the Second World War - the epic conflict that shaped the modern world. Combining authoritative, exciting text and bold explanatory graphics The World War II Book explores the causes, key events, and lasting con...sequences of the Second World War. Using the original, graphic-led approach of the series, entries profile more than 90 of the key ideas and events during and surrounding the conflict - from the rise of Hitler and Fascism in the 1930s to Pearl Harbor, the D-Day landings, and the bombing of Hiroshima to the founding of the State of Israel in 1948. Offering a uniquely compelling, accessible, and immediate history of the war, The World War II Book shows how key battles, political and economic forces, individual leaders, and technological advances influenced the course of the conflict.
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              ISBN 9780241347119
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Big Ideas
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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
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              How do magnets generate electricity? What is antimatter? Is time travel possible? Discover the answers to these and over 90 other big questions that explore the most important laws, theories, and breakthrough moments in our understanding of physics - from the earliest civilizatio...ns to the 21st century. Written in clear English, The Physics Book is packed with short, pithy explanations that cut through technical language, step-by-step diagrams that untangle knotty theories, memorable quotes, and witty illustrations that play with our understanding of physics. This diverse and inclusive account of physics includes Pythagoras's observations on music, Galileo's experiments with spheres, and Isaac Newton's theories of gravity and the laws of motion, unlocking Albert Einstein's insights into relativity, how the accidental discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation confirmed the Big Bang theory, and the reasons most of the Universe is "missing". Showing how each idea and breakthrough came about, entries examine the history and wider developments in areas such as energy and matter, electricity and magnetism, and quantum, nuclear, and particle physics. Continuing the "Big Ideas" series' trademark combination of authoritative, clear text and bold graphics, The Physics Book uses an innovative visual approach to make the subject accessible to everyone, whether you're an avid student or just curious about maths. If you've ever wondered exactly how physicists formulated - and proved - these abstract concepts, this is the perfect 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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              The Movie Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
               

              The Movie Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $48.00
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              Does Chinatown subvert the film noir genre? What is the effect of Pulp Fiction's episodic plot? How do multiple points of view undermine notions of reality in Rashomon? Learn the answer to these questions and more with The Movie Book, the ultimate guide to the greatest movies eve...r to grace the silver screen. Part of DK's bestselling Big Ideas series, The Movie Book chronicles the history of cinema, from the golden age of black-and-white films to international art-house and 21st-century sci-fi. The key themes and big ideas behind more than 100 of the world's most celebrated cinematic gems are explored in authoritative and engaging text. Beginning with the iconic A Trip to the Moon (1902), immerse yourself in the world of film, from The Wizard of Oz (1939), Vertigo (1958), and Jaws (1975) to Spirited Away (2006), Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and Parasite (2019). Discover everything about your favourite movies, as well as celebrated classics and the films you need to see, through film stills, posters, biographies, movie memorabilia, and narrative timelines. Along with iconic quotes from the films themselves and key critics, this book brings cinema to life. Whether you are a fan of comedies, romance, musicals, action movies, or thrillers, The Movie Book is essential for anyone with a passion for cinema.
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              ISBN 9780241562949
              Released NZ 7 Apr 2022
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Big Ideas
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              The Mythology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
               

              The Mythology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $48.00
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              More than 80 classic myths retold and explained, from early creation beliefs to classical hero narratives and the recurring theme of the afterlife. The latest title in the bestselling Big Ideas series, The Mythology Book explores the compelling worlds and characters depicted in m...yths and legends. Delve into each myth and discover the meanings behind these stories, getting to the heart of their significance to different cultures worldwide. More than just stories, myths are testament to the amazing creativity of humans striving to explain and make sense of the world around them. Revisit your favourite myths and discover brand new ones- discover Zeus, god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods, Loki, the cunning trickster with a knack for causing havoc, Thor with his mighty hammer, and Hades, ruler of the underworld. Beyond the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greek, Roman, and Norse myths this book delves into the stories woven by the Australian aborigines, the Cherokee, and Aztecs, each brimming with amazing characters and insights into human existence.
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              ISBN 9780241301913
              Released NZ 30 Apr 2018
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Big Ideas
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              The Mythology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
                

              The Mythology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $55.69
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              Eighty of the world's greatest myths and characters, from the gods of Greek mythology to the Norse heroes, retold and explained with engaging text and bold graphics --Amazon.com.

              ISBN 9781465473370
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Big Ideas
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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 authenticated 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 Koran 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. 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 while the Big Ideas' trademark infographics and flowcharts explore and explain the central tenets of Islam, such as prayer, fasting, and pilgrimage. 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 inspiring quotations and bold illustrations, The Islam Book is an invaluable source of information both for members of one of the world's major religions and readers looking for 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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              The Shakespeare Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
               

              The Shakespeare Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $50.00
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              Features witty illustrations and inspirational quotes. This title covers every work, from the comedies of Twelfth Night and As You Like It to the tragedies of Julius Caesar and Hamlet, and lost plays and less well-known works of poetry.

              ISBN 9780241182611
              Released NZ 25 Feb 2015
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Big Ideas
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              The Little Book of Psychology
               

              The Little Book of Psychology (Paperback)

              By DK; Consultant editor Hemmings, Jo

              • RRP: $24.00
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              How does the brain remember faces? What makes us choose one decision over another? Where does language come from? Can we really measure intelligence? DK's The Little Book of Psychology answers all these questions and provides an insight into this fascinating field of science. Whe...ther you are a student, an expert, a novice, or have a general interest in the human mind, this portable guide is the perfect choice to start exploring and understanding psychology. From cognitive to behavioural psychology, this stimulating guide covers all major schools in the field. It includes doctrines and quotes from major thinkers including Sigmund Freud, Noam Chomsky, and Kurt Lewin. Small biography boxes provide brief biographical details of all the thinkers. With the use of powerful and witty illustrations and easy and jargon-free explanations, The Little Book of Psychology demystifies hard-to-grasp concepts and shows how these ideas have shaped our knowledge of the human mind.
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              ISBN 9780241341285
              Released NZ 7 Jun 2018
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Big Ideas
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              The Politics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
                

              The Politics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $50.00
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              Learning about the vast concept of politics can be daunting, this book makes it easier than ever by giving you all the big ideas, simply explained. It includes more than 100 ideas in the history of politics that are helpfully broken down so that abstract topics, such as theoretic...al foundations and practical applications become real.
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              ISBN 9781409364450
              Released NZ 27 Feb 2013
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Big Ideas
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              The Astronomy Book
               

              The Astronomy Book (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $42.50
              • $39.77
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              An essential guide to milestone developments in astronomy, telling the story of our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos--from ancient times to the present day. From planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, take a journey through the wonders of the uni...verse. Featuring topics from the Copernican Revolution to the mind-boggling theories of recent science, The Astronomy Book uses flowcharts, graphics, and illustrations to help clarify hard-to-grasp concepts and explain almost 100 big astronomical ideas. Covering the biographies of key astronomers through the ages such as Ptolemy, Galileo, Newton, Hubble, and Hawking, The Astronomy Book details their theories and discoveries in a user-friendly format to make the information accessible and easy to follow. 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.
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              ISBN 9780744028492
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Big Ideas
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