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              The Biology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
               

              The Biology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $48.00
              • $36.00
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              • Pub Date
                3 Jun 21

              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 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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              The Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
               

              The Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $61.50
              • $46.61
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              • Internationally sourced

              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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              The Islam Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
               

              The Islam Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK; Foreword by Omaar, Rageh

              • RRP: $48.00
              • $36.00
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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 Mythology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
               

              The Mythology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $48.00
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              • Internationally sourced

              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 Biology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
                

              The Biology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $53.00
              • $41.20
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              • Pub Date
                1 Jun 21

              Discover and understand the key ideas that underpin the core science of biology and learn about the great minds who uncovered them. Written in plain English, The Biology Book is packed with short, pithy explanations of some of the most momentous ideas in science, from cell theory... to evolution by natural selection and the discovery of DNA. Simple graphics, such as timelines and mind maps, support the text and make the explanation easy to follow. The book is arranged in chapters covering key themes in the life sciences, such as zoology, evolution, and biotechnology. Within each chapter, a series of articles traces the history of scientific thought and introduces the work of the scientists who have shaped the subject such as Carl Linnaeus, Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck, Charles Darwin, and Gregor Mendel. Along the way, the book addresses some of the most fundamental questions in science: how did life begin, what is a species, and are we the products of nature or nurture? By covering subjects such as cloning, genomics, neuroscience, human evolution, and gene editing, the story comes right up to the present day and makes sense of some of the most pressing and relevant scientific issues of our times. Whether you are new to biology, a student of the life sciences, or just want to keep up with and understand current ethical and scientific debates, The Biology Book is for you.
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              ISBN 9780744027389
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Big Ideas
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Jun 2021
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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 Politics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
               

              The Politics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $50.00
              • $37.50
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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 Psychology
               

              The Little Book of Psychology (Paperback)

              By DK; Consultant editor Hemmings, Jo

              • RRP: $21.00
              • $15.75
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              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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              262 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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              The Little Book of Economics
               

              The Little Book of Economics (Paperback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $21.00
              • $15.75
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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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