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              The Crime Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

              The Crime Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK; Foreword by James, Peter

              • RRP: $45.00
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              From Jack the Ripper to the modern day drug cartels, The Crime Book documents the most notorious crimes and criminals in history. With over 100 crimes to explore, The Crime Book examines the science, psychology and sociology of criminal behaviour. See the gory details of each cri...me and how it was solved, with renowned quotes and detailed criminal profiles letting you delve into the criminal mind. The Crime Book looks at the big ideas and concepts in criminology spanning from pirates, kidnapping and political plots to modern con artists, serial killers and rogue traders, including the Black Dahlia investigation, the Mississippi Scheme, and the notorious Jeffrey Dahmer. The Crime Book is the perfect introduction to law enforcement and criminology across history's most infamous crimes.
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              ISBN 9780241298961
              Released NZ 3 Apr 2017
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Big Ideas
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              The Ecology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

              The Ecology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK; Foreword by Juniper, Tony

              • RRP: $40.00
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              Explore ecology in this accessible introduction to how the natural world works and how we have started to understand the environment, ecosystems, and climate change. Using a bold, graphic-led approach, The Ecology Book explores and explains over 85 of the key ideas, movements, an...d acts that have defined ecology and ecological thought. The book has a simple chronological structure, with early chapters ranging from the ideas of classical thinkers through to attempts by Enlightenment thinkers to systematically order the natural world. Later chapters trace the evolution of modern thinking, from the ideas of Thomas Malthus, Henry Thoreau, and others, right the way through to the political and scientific developments of the modern era, including the birth of the environmental movement and the Paris Agreement. The ideal introduction to one of the most important subjects of our time.
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              ISBN 9780241350386
              Released NZ 24 Jul 2019
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Big Ideas
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              The Religions Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

              The Religions Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $50.00
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              Along with the teaching highlights of pre-eminent figures such as Mahatma Gandhi, Saint Paul, and Al-Ghazali, this title includes a handy reference section that features a glossary of religious terms and a roadmap to all the branches of the faiths and the points of doctrine or tr...adition on which they differ.
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              ISBN 9781409324911
              Released NZ 24 Jul 2013
              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: $50.00
              • $37.50
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              Chronicling more than 100 of the best movies ever made and bringing cinema to life, this title covers early visionaries of the 1900's and the golden age of black and white films, to international art-house and 21st-century sci-fi.

              ISBN 9780241188026
              Released NZ 21 Oct 2015
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Big Ideas
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              The Art Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
               

              The Art Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $46.14
              • $46.14
              • Internationally sourced

              Embark on a tour of the world's greatest artistic movements and works, from prehistoric cave paintings to performance art with The Art Book, the latest in the stunning Big Ideas series. The Art Book explores the most celebrated artworks by history's most influential painters, scu...lptors, and artists with stunning visuals and insightful quotes. Discover profiles of the most important artists from across the globe, stretching from the prehistoric Altamira cave paintings and Chinese jade carvings to movements including impressionism, symbolism, and cubism. Understand the ideas which inspired masterpieces by Botticelli, Rembrandt, Klimt, Matisse, Picasso, and dozens more, with The Art Book's fascinating coverage of painting, drawing, printing, sculpture, conceptual art, and performance art, from ancient history to the modern day.
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              ISBN 9780241239018
              Released NZ 27 Feb 2017
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Big Ideas
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              The Astronomy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
               

              The Astronomy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $48.00
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              Explore the world of astronomy with key quotes and bold graphics to illustrate over 100 of the universe's biggest ideas. The Astronomy Book is an exciting voyage of discovery through the cosmos. Venture from ancient speculations about the nature of the universe, to the mind-boggl...ing theories of recent science, including those of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Learn about the incredible histories of Halley's comet, Hubble's telescope, and NASA's modern-day trailblazing, as well as the discoveries of famous figures including Ptolemy, Isaac Newton, Walter Adams, Carl Sagan, and Alan Stern. The Astronomy Book, part of DK's bestselling Big Ideas series, is is the perfect introduction to our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos.
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              ISBN 9780241225936
              Released NZ 28 Aug 2017
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Big Ideas
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              The Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

              The Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK; Foreword by Derham, Katie

              • RRP: $48.00
              • $36.00
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              From Mozart to Mendelssohn, this comprehensive guide to classical music history and classical music biography is the perfect latest addition to the bestselling Big Ideas series.Easy to understand and clear to follow, this history of classical music explores and explains music the...ory and the impact of seminal pieces, while also providing fascinating stories about the lives of crucial composers and performers. The Classical Music Book analyses over 90 works by famous composers from Thomas Tallis in the early period to baroque masters like Bach and Handel to the classical genius of Beethoven and Wagner and beyond to the modern day in order to explore the key ideas underpinning the world's greatest classical compositions and musical traditions, and define their importance to the musical canon, placing them into their wider social, cultural, and historical context.The unique approach to the subject makes this book the perfect classical music guide for everyone. Regardless of whether you are relatively new to the subject and want to learn or if you are a classical musical music aficionado, there is plenty to discover in The Classical Music Book.
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              ISBN 9780241301975
              Released NZ 3 Sep 2018
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Big Ideas
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              The Science Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
               

              The Science Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $50.00
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              Explores the history of science, how scientists have sought to explain our incredible universe and how amazing scientific discoveries have been made. This book helps you discover how Galileo worked out his scientific theories of motion and inertia, why Copernicus' ideas were cont...entious and what the discovery of DNA meant.
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              ISBN 9781409350156
              Released NZ 23 Jul 2014
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Big Ideas
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              The Maths Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

              The Maths Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK; Foreword by Parker, Matt

              • RRP: $48.00
              • $36.00
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              Discover more than 85 of the most important mathematical ideas, theorems, and proofs ever devised, and the great minds behind them, with this original, graphic-led book. Applying the Big Ideas series' trademark combination of authoritative, accessible text and bold graphics to ch...art the development of maths through history, the book explores and explains subjects that range from ancient mathematical ideas and inventions, such as prehistoric tally bones and Sumerian multiplication tables, through to the developments in mathematics during medieval and Renaissance Europe, to the rise of game and group theory more recently Tracing maths through the scientific revolution to its 21st-century use in computers, the internet, and AI, The Maths Book uses an innovative graphic-led approach to make the subject accessible to everyone.
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              ISBN 9780241350362
              Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Big Ideas
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              The Bible Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
               

              The Bible Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK; Consultant editor Philips, Benjamin; Schneider, Tammi J.

              • RRP: $48.00
              • $46.14
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              • Internationally sourced

              Learn more about the ideas and beliefs key to the teachings of the most widely printed religious book of all time, in this perfect introduction to The Bible. The Bible Book features breakdowns of some of the most well-known passages ever written from The Bible. Looking at more th...an 100 of the most important Old and New Testament stories through beautiful and easy-to-follow spreads, The Bible Book profiles key figures, from Adam and Eve to Peter and Paul, locations, such as Jerusalem and Rome and essential theological theories, like the Trinity, to help create a clear insight into Christianity. Packed with biblical quotes, flowcharts and infographics explaining significant concepts clearly and simply, The Bible Book is perfect for anyone with an interest in religion.
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              ISBN 9780241301906
              Released NZ 12 Feb 2018
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Big Ideas
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