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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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              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 Medicine Book: Big Ideas Simple Explained
               

              The Medicine Book: Big Ideas Simple Explained (Hardback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $48.00
              • $36.00
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              • Pub Date
                4 Mar 21

              Immerse yourself in the history of medicine - a colourful story of skill and determination, trial and error, genius and luck. Charting the development of everything from Palaeolithic plant-based remedies to 21st-century breakthroughs such as gene manipulation, immunotherapy, and ...robotic surgery, The Medicine Book explores and explains more than 90 of the biggest milestones in medical history. Entries are packed with short, pithy explanations that cut through the jargon, step-by-step diagrams that untangle knotty scientific theories, memorable quotes, and witty illustrations. Learn about early, bloody, anaesthetic-free operations, marvel at the first crude surgical instruments, follow the painstaking detective work that led to the decoding of the human genome, and understand the role that therapies and drugs have played in the human quest to tame and conquer disease, injury, and even death. An engrossing illustrated history and tale of drama and discovery The Medicine Book celebrates the milestones of medical history across generations and cultures the world over.
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              ISBN 9780241471258
              Released NZ 4 Mar 2021
              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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              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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              Did Cavemen Brush Their Teeth?: Questions and Answers about Gross Stuff
               

              Did Cavemen Brush Their Teeth?: Questions and Answers about Gross Stuff (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Canavan, Thomas

              • RRP: $15.50
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              Were there cannibals in Anglo-Saxon times? What's the stinkiest fruit you can eat? To find out the revolting answers to these questions, and many more, just look inside! Discover gruesome facts about foul food, horrid history, grotty bodies, scary science and appalling animals. B...ig 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! Perfect for children aged 7+
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              ISBN 9781838576165
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
              Publisher Arcturus Editions
              Interest Age 7-11 years
              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: $21.76
              • $21.76
              • Internationally sourced

              The Little Book of Psychology clearly explains more than 100 groundbreaking ideas in this fascinating field of science. How does the brain remember faces? What makes us choose one decision over another? Where does language come from?With the use of powerful and easy-to-follow ima...ges, quotations from all the major thinkers, and explanations that are easily understandable, this book demystifies hard-to-grasp concepts and shows how these have shaped our knowledge of the human mind. All the schools of psychology are covered from cognitive to behavioural psychology making this ideal for students or for anyone with a general interest in this popular area.If you're fascinated by the human mind then The Little Book of Psychology will get you thinking in this brand new portable format.
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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 Math Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
               

              The Math Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $53.00
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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, graphics-led book.

              ISBN 9781465480248
              Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher DK PUBLISHING (DORLING KINDERS
              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 Little Book of Economics
               

              The Little Book of Economics (Paperback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $21.00
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              Packed with infographics and flowcharts that explain complex concepts clearly and simply, this book examines the economic forces that shape all our lives. From the earliest forms of currency to the Industrial Revolution, and from the birth of the stock market to free-market capit...alism and globalized trade, The Little Book of Economics brings economic theory and the work of key economists to life. Journeying through centuries of economic thought, it is the perfect pocket-sized introduction to the subject. One of a series of new, compact sister titles to DK's Big Ideas series, The Little Book of Economics 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 9780241426449
              Released NZ 21 Jul 2020
              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

              • RRP: $48.00
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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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