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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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              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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              SuperSimple Biology: The Ultimate Bitesize Study Guide
               

              SuperSimple Biology: The Ultimate Bitesize Study Guide (Paperback)

              By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

              • RRP: $30.00
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              From reproduction to respiration and enzymes to ecosystems, 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, and bring ...the science to life. 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 biology topics, Super Simple Biology is the perfect accessible guide to biology for children, supporting classwork, and making studying for exams the easiest it's ever been.
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              ISBN 9780241390467
              Released NZ 19 May 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series SuperSimple
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              SuperSimple Chemistry: The Ultimate Bitesize Study Guide
               

              SuperSimple 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 SuperSimple
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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

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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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              The Islam Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
                

              The Islam Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK; Foreword by Omaar, Rageh

              • RRP: $48.00
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              • Pub Date
                2 Jul 20

              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 Careers Handbook: The ultimate guide to planning your future
               

              The Careers Handbook: The ultimate guide to planning your future (Paperback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $37.00
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              Find your perfect job here! From social media careers to jobs in science, architecture, and the environment, this comprehensive guide features more than 400 cool careers. Do you have a passion but can't work out how to make a career out of it? Do you want to change career but don...'t know where to start? Are you worried about career development? Or are you overwhelmed by so much advice you are lost in a sea of information? You're not the only one! The Careers Handbook is here to help, offering practical and inspirational advice about our constantly changing job market. Arming you with all the information you need for career success, this indispensable guide is ideal for teenagers and newly qualified graduates. Career counsellors will also find this a trustworthy and accessible companion for helping students with their future career planning. So, whether you want to become a nurse or computer games developer, a chef or cyber-security analyst (or you simply have no idea!), this book is your ultimate careers source. Concise and combining a user-friendly approach with a bold, graphic design, The Careers Handbook is like having your very own career coach.
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              ISBN 9780241363621
              Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Explanatorium of Science
               

              Explanatorium of Science (Hardback)

              By DK; Foreword by Winston, Robert

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              The only science encyclopedia for children you'll ever need, with amazing ?photography that shows and explains how chemistry, physics, and biology work. Watch as mixtures merge and matter changes state. Discover how some chemical changes can be reversed, yet others can't, and why... some reactions go with a bang! See bacteria at work in the world around us, and even inside the human digestive system. Understand the tricks that light plays and unlock the secrets of electricity to find out how it powers the bulbs in your home. Whether it's elements, evolution, or energy, the world of science is brought to life by stunning photographic explanations that answer the biggest and smallest questions about our Universe. Packed full of astounding close-up images, Explanatorium of Science is the ultimate guide to how the world works, explaining every aspect of science from gigantic galaxies to tiny cells and miniscule atoms.
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              ISBN 9780241359488
              Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The Science of Animals: Inside their Secret World
               

              The Science of Animals: Inside their Secret World (Hardback)

              By DK; Foreword by Packham, Chris

              • RRP: $70.00
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              From tiny insects to sleek sharks and majestic elephants, this book invites you to explore the animal kingdom up close - from nose to tail. Whether you're interested in specific animal groups such as mammals or birds or have a passion for wildlife photography, this beautiful book... will delight, fascinate, and surprise. DK's elegant new introduction to wild animals is packed with dramatic photography that celebrates their beauty. Crystal-clear diagrams then explain how animals work and describe how they are adapted to do different things and to survive in different environments. The unique nose-to-tail approach, with chapters on different body parts, allows you to focus in on the beauty of the antenna of a moth, the flight feathers of a parrot, or the feeding tentacles of a jellyfish. Fauna also explores how we have depicted animals in art throughout the ages, from zoological drawings that recorded new discoveries to great paintings inspired by a deep connection to the natural world. With fascinating stories, such as how animals communicate, defend their territories, and attract mates, The Science of Animals offers an engaging introduction to the extraordinary diversity of the animal kingdom.
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              ISBN 9780241346785
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Little Book of Politics
               

              The Little Book of Politics (Paperback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $21.00
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              • Pub Date
                21 Jul 20

              Packed with infographics and flowcharts that explain complex concepts in a simple but exciting way, this book is the perfect pocket-sized introduction to politics and political thought. From the origins of democracy to Machiavelli's cunning statecraft, Rousseau's social contract ...to the American Declaration of Independence, Marxist communism, the dawn of populism, and identity politics, The Little Book of Politics examines the philosophies behind the different political beliefs and methods of government used around the world over the course of human history. One of a series of new, compact sister titles to DK's Big Ideas series, The Little Book of Politics offers you the same combination of clear text and hard-working infographics in a portable format that is perfect for reading on the go.
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              ISBN 9780241426432
              Released NZ 21 Jul 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Politics Is...
               

              Politics Is... (Paperback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $24.00
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              • Pub Date
                2 Jul 20

              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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