The Science Book explores how scientists have sought to explain our world and the universe, and how scientific discoveries have been made. A new title in DK's successful "Big Ideas, Simply Explained" series, this book on science and the history of science looks at topics such as why Copernicus's ideas were contentious, how Galileo worked out his theories on motion and inertia, and what the discovery of DNA meant. The Science Book covers every area of science--astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, math, and physics, and brings the greatest scientific ideas to life with fascinating text, quirky graphics, and pithy quotes.
DK's The Philosophy Book will show that philosophy doesn't have to be a daunting subject. With the use of easy-to-follow graphics and artworks, succinct quotations, and thoroughly accessible text, this book cuts through the haze of misunderstanding surrounding the subject, untangling knotty theories and shedding light on abstract concepts.
The Children's Book of Music encourages young people to discover the power of music and be inspired by the music from cultures all over the world. In this clear and lively introduction to music history, the book takes a chronological journey around the world, exploring the sounds and rhythms of different cultures, the development of instruments, and the progression of musical styles. From the beginnings of music for ritual or magical purposes to the technological developments that have taken modern music in new directions, the fascinating history of how music has become an international exchange of ideas. This book simply explains how instruments are played and how composers have written music to express their feelings, and demystifies the language of music. Included are profiles of the fascinating lives, inspirations, and achievements of great composers and international performers, and timelines tracing the influences and roots of classical periods and modern popular music. A deeper appreciation of music is encouraged further, by "try it yourself ' activities and suggested lists of music to listen to. Give your child the gift of music with the Children's Book of Music!
Over fifty best-loved nursery rhymes have been brought together and imaginatively illustrated by one of the most popular and highly acclaimed children s artists of today. Debi Gliori brings a fresh approach to these classic rhymes, adding humour and uniting different characters in one glorious illustration, page after page. Intriguing facts about the meanings behind the rhymes are also here, giving added insight and enjoyment to both children and adults. From Little Miss Muffet and Jack and Jill to Old Mother Hubbard and Mary, Mary Quite Contrary, all the favourite rhymes, songs and lullabies that capture the magic and joy of childhood are here.
Now in ebook format, this is a static, generic epub. This ebook is a multi-level learning-to-read programme combining DK's highly visual style with appealing stories at four graduated levels. Stunning images and engaging, age-appropriate stories are guaranteed to capture a child's interest while developing reading skills and general knowledge. It allows progression from stories for beginning readers with simple sentences and word repetition through to stories with rich vocabulary and more challenging sentence structure for proficient readers. Written by children's authors and compiled by leading experts in the field of literacy, this ebook captures children's interest and helps them learn.
The books that show you what others only tell you DK Eyewitness Transport contains amazing photographs and allows your child to escape into the unique 'eyewitness' view of the different vehicles through time. The colourful explanations help your child to learn about different types of vehicles from tanks to taxis, planes to trains to automobiles. Allow them to learn about transport throughout history with the exciting, intricate images, then use the giant pull-out wall chart to decorate their room. Great for projects or just for fun, make sure your child learns everything they need to know about transport. Find out more and download amazing clipart images at www.clipart.dk.co.uk