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              The Biology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
               

              The Biology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $48.00
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              Why do bees know how to dance? Where do plants get sugar? How do animals know their mothers? Who discovered germs? The science of biology is the story of our quest to understand the living world and explain how its organisms work and interact - whether microbes, mushrooms, or mam...mals. In answering these and many other questions, we've discovered the mechanics of plants, animals, and the human body; explored the mysteries of DNA and genetic inheritance; and learned how to develop vaccines that control diseases. Written in plain English, The Biology Book is packed with short, pithy explanations of more than 95 momentous ideas in science, from cell theory to evolution by natural selection. Themed chapters explore key areas of the life sciences including ecology, zoology, and biotechnology, tracing the history of scientific thought and introducing the scientists who shaped the subject, such as Carl Linnaeus, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Charles Darwin, and Gregor Mendel. Coverage of topical issues such as cloning, neuroscience, human evolution, and gene editing brings the story right up to date. Step by step flowcharts help to unpick complex theories, diagrams demystify biological processes, illuminating quotes make the ideas and discoveries memorable, and witty illustrations enhance our understanding of the science. Whether you're new to the subject, a budding botanist or molecular scientist, an avid student of the living world, or keen to keep up with and understand current ethical and scientific debates, The Biology Book is for you.
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              ISBN 9780241437469
              Released NZ 3 Jun 2021
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Big Ideas
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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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              The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
               

              The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK; Foreword by Al-Khalili, Jim

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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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              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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              The Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

              The Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK

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              A guide to more than 2,000 years of thought. It covers the topics ranging from moral ethics to philosophies of religion.

              ISBN 9781405353298
              Released NZ 31 Jan 2011
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Big Ideas
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              Why Don't Astronauts Burp?: Questions and Answers about Space
                

              Why Don't Astronauts Burp?: Questions and Answers about Space (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rooney, Anne; Potter, Author William; Seguin-Magee, Luke

              • RRP: $11.76
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              • Pub Date
                15 Oct 21

              What makes stars shine? Which planet would float in water? And have aliens ever visited Earth? Discover the scientific answers to these questions and more in this astounding book, which is overflowing with out-of-this-world facts about our solar system, galaxy, and Universe. ABOU...T THE SERIES: Big Ideas! is a dynamic, high-energy fun fact series for children aged seven and up, illustrated throughout with humorous cartoons. Packed with surprising facts, stats, and records that kids will just love to share, it revels in all things weird, unexpected, mind-blowing, funny, and gross! This series really has the wow factor. It's like a roller-coaster ride for your brain!
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              ISBN 9781398802759
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2021
              Publisher Arcturus Editions
              Interest Age 7-11 years
              Series Big Ideas
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              Why Doesn't My Cat Roar?: Mind-Blowing Facts about Animals
                

              Why Doesn't My Cat Roar?: Mind-Blowing Facts about Animals (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Illustrated by Seguin-Magee, Luke; By Powell, Marc; Potter, Author William

              • RRP: $11.76
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              • Pub Date
                15 Oct 21

              ABOUT THE SERIES: Big Ideas! is a dynamic, high-energy fun fact series for children aged seven and up, illustrated throughout with humorous cartoons. Packed with surprising facts, stats, and records that kids will just love to share, it revels in all things weird, unexpected, min...d-blowing, funny, and gross! This series really has the wow factor. It's like a roller-coaster ride for your brain!
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              ISBN 9781398802742
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2021
              Publisher Arcturus Editions
              Interest Age 7-11 years
              Series Big Ideas
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              Why Is Snot Sticky?: Questions and Answers about Bizarre Bodies
                

              Why Is Snot Sticky?: Questions and Answers about Bizarre Bodies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Potter, Author William; Illustrated by Seguin-Magee, Luke; By Otway, Helen

              • RRP: $11.76
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                15 Oct 21

              What makes your feet smell bad? How many tiny mites are living on your eyelashes? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this astounding book, which is overflowing with fascinating -- not to mention disgusting -- facts about the human body. ABOUT THE SERIES: Big Idea...s! is a dynamic, high-energy fun fact series for children aged seven and up, illustrated throughout with humorous cartoons. Packed with surprising facts, stats, and records that kids will just love to share, it revels in all things weird, unexpected, mind-blowing, funny, and gross! This series really has the wow factor. It's like a roller-coaster ride for your brain!
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              ISBN 9781398802773
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2021
              Publisher Arcturus Editions
              Interest Age 7-11 years
              Series Big Ideas
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              Why Don't Sharks Have Bones?: Questions and Answers about Sea Creatures
                

              Why Don't Sharks Have Bones?: Questions and Answers about Sea Creatures (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Illustrated by Seguin-Magee, Luke; By Powell, Marc; Hibbert, Clare; Potter, Author William

              • RRP: $11.76
              • $11.76
              • Pub Date
                15 Oct 21

              Why do rabbits eat their own poop? Why don't snakes never chew their food? For the answers to these questions, and many more, just look inside! Big Ideas! is a dynamic, high-energy fun fact series for children aged seven and up, illustrated throughout with humorous cartoons. Pack...ed with surprising facts, stats, and records that kids will just love to share, it revels in all things weird, unexpected, mind-blowing, funny, and gross! This series really has the wow factor. It's like a roller-coaster ride for your brain! Perfect for children aged 7+
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              ISBN 9781398802766
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2021
              Publisher Arcturus Editions
              Interest Age 7-11 years
              Series Big Ideas
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              The Psychology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
               

              The Psychology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $50.00
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              How does the brain remember faces? What makes us choose one decision over another? Where does language come from? With the use of images, quotations from all the major thinkers, and explanations that are easily understandable, this book demystifies hard-to-grasp concepts and show...s how these have shaped our knowledge of the human mind.
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              ISBN 9781405391245
              Released NZ 25 Jan 2012
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Big Ideas
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