The Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

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DK #ad - This original, graphic-led book explores and explains the key ideas underpinning the world's greatest classical compositions and musical traditions, defines their importance to the musical canon, and places them into their wider social, cultural, and historical context. The nineteenth title in dk's bestselling big ideas series, the Classical Music Book combines accessible, authoritative text with bold explanatory graphics to make the subject of classical music approachable to readers with an interest in the subject who want to learn more while still offering enough to appeal to music aficionados.

The Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained #ad - . From early devotional works to the great symphonies of the Classical and Romantic eras and the diverse and often challenging works of the modern era, The Classical Music Book looks at more than 90 key pieces of music and explores the salient themes and ideas behind each of them.

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The Religions Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

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DK #ad - The religions book clearly and simply explains all of the important information about the world's major, and many minor, religions, in an easy-to-access format. Using easy-to-follow graphics and artworks, and thoroughly accessible text, succinct quotations, The Religions Book explores the beliefs that underpin religious traditions around the globe and how they developed.

From primal beliefs to the world's great faiths and the continuing quest for spiritual meaning in our complex world, The Religions Book gets to the heart of what it means to believe in God and religion's place in society. The religions book includes:- a dedicated section for each of the world's five major faiths - islam, christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, ancient and classical mythology, and Hinduism- Primal beliefs, graphics, and new religions- Brief biographies and context boxes to give the full historical context of selected religionsThe clear and concise summaries, and quotations in The Religions Book will help even the complete novice understand the ideas behind faiths and the place of religion in the world.

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The Literature Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

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DK #ad - What does the white whale symbolize in moby-dick? what is stream-of-consciousness writing? What do Lolita and A Clockwork Orange have in common?Part of DK's bestselling Big Ideas series, The Literature Book answers these questions and more as it examines the world's most celebrated books, plays, and poetry.

Delve into the famed fiction of shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, and more with in-depth literary criticism and interesting author biographies, giving each work of literature a new meaning. Explore key themes, and plot summaries with bold graphics, characters, and discover the wider social and cultural context of each work with detailed, authoritative text.

This includes latin american and African fiction, and best-selling masterpieces from the most renowned authors ever to have lived. With over 7 million copies worldwide sold to date, these award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, or anyone interested in concise, families, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.

Revisit your favorite works and discover new ones - from ancient epics including Homer's Iliad through modernist masterpieces such as James Joyce's Ulysses to contemporary fiction such as Zadie Smith's White Teeth. Whether you're a student of literature or simply an avid book lover, you'll find plenty of inspiration for further reading here.

The Literature Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained #ad - . Using the big ideas series' trademark combination of stunning images and inspirational quotes that jump out from the pages, the most significant pieces of writing have never been easier to understand. Series overview: big ideas simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics along with straightforward and engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand.

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The Math Book Big Ideas

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DK #ad - Tracing maths through the scientific revolution to its 21st-century use in computers, the internet, and AI, The Math Book uses an innovative visual approach to make the subject accessible to everyone, casual readers and students alike. Delve into everything from the mathematical ideas and inventions of the ancient world such as the first number systems, and the Chinese abacus, through to the developments in mathematics during medieval and Renaissance Europe, magic squares, to the rise of group theory and cryptography more recently.

This diverse and inclusive account of mathematics will have something for everybody: for those interested in the maths behind world economies, secret spies, modern technology and plenty more, taking readers around the world from Babylon to Bletchley Park. Discover more than 85 of the most important mathematical ideas, theorems, and proofs ever devised, and the great minds behind them, with this original and colorful book.

The Math Book Big Ideas #ad - . Take a journey through the fascinating story of fractions, numbers, patterns, and shapes in order to better understand the complex world we live in. Continuing the "big ideas" series' trademark combination of authoritative, clear text and bold graphics to chart the development of math through history, the book explores and explains some of the most complex and fascinating mathematical subjects.

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The Astronomy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

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DK #ad - The Astronomy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained #ad - Covering the biographies of key astronomers through the ages such as Ptolemy, and Hawking, Galileo, Hubble, Newton, The Astronomy Book details their theories and discoveries in a user-friendly format to make the information accessible and easy to follow. Featuring topics from the copernican revolution to the mind-boggling theories of recent science, graphics, The Astronomy Book uses flowcharts, and illustrations to help clarify hard-to-grasp concepts and explain almost 100 big astronomical ideas.

An essential guide to milestone developments in astronomy, telling the story of our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos-from ancient times to the present day. From planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, take a journey through the wonders of the universe.

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The Mythology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

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DK #ad - More than just stories, myths are a testament to the amazing creativity of humans striving to explain and make sense of the world around them. Eighty of the world's greatest myths and characters, from the gods of Greek mythology to the Norse heroes, retold and explained with engaging text and bold graphics.

From early creation stories to classical hero narratives and the recurring theme of the afterlife, experience each myth and unravel the meanings behind the stories, getting to the heart of the importance of mythology to different cultures worldwide. Beyond the gods and goddesses of ancient greek, the Cherokee, and Norse myths, this book delves into the stories of the Australian aborigines, Roman, and the Aztecs, each brimming with amazing characters and insights into human existence.

The Mythology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained #ad - This newest title in the bestselling big ideas series pairs engaging visual style with global coverage of world myths--profiling everything from the well-known tales of the Greeks, Oceania, Norsemen, the Americas, and Egyptians to the legends of the Caribbean, and East Asia--bringing the wisdom of the ages to life.

Here you will discover zeus, the cunning trickster with a knack for causing havoc, and Loki, god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods, aided by his ability to change shape and gender.

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The Bible Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

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DK #ad - Profiles of primary figures-from adam and Eve, to Peter and Paul-and places of the Bible, such as Jerusalem and Rome, add context to the scriptures. The bible book is perfect for anyone with an interest in religion and the foundational text of Christianity and Judaism. This highly visual book highlights more than 100 of the most important Biblical passages and explains their theological significance and key concepts.

The Bible Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained #ad - The stories, and teachings contained in the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, events, from Genesis to Revelations explained with accessible text and bold graphics. The bible book explores the ideas and beliefs key to the teachings of the most widely printed religious book of all time.

Essential theological concepts, God's omnipresence, such as the Trinity, and the salvation of Jesus' death, are explained in detail. Infographics illuminate the most significant concepts clearly and simply.

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The History Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

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DK #ad - From the dawn of civilization to the lightning-paced culture of today, take a fascinating journey through the most significant events in history and the big ideas behind each one. With that in mind, The History Book is a fantastic place to start. GeekDad. Com. Biographies of key leaders, thinkers, from Julius Caesar to Barack Obama, and warriors, offer insight into their lives and further historical insight into these world-changing episodes.

Perfect for an avid student or armchair historian, the clear explanations of ideologies behind events that have shaped our world into what it is today. The history book makes the past 4, 000 years of history accessible and provides enlightenment on the forces that shaped the world as we know it today, for students and history buffs alike.

The History Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained #ad - Bring history to life as you explore the Law Code of Hammurabi, the Renaissance, World War II, the American Revolution, and much more. As part of dk's award-winning big ideas Simply Explained series, The History Book uses infographics and images to explain key ideas and themes. These step-by-step diagrams are an incredibly clever learning device to include, especially for visual learners.

Examiner. Com"the visual layout promotes browsing with illustrations, pull quotes, and simple mind maps to explain concepts quickly. Library journal"Accessible guide to the great thinkers.

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The Shakespeare Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

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DK #ad - Packed with witty illustrations, clear graphics, and inspirational quotes, The Shakespeare Book is the perfect primer to the works of William Shakespeare. With detailed plot summaries and a full analysis of the major characters and themes, innovative exploration of the entire canon of Shakespeare plays, this is a brilliant, sonnets, and other poetry.

The Shakespeare Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained #ad - Every work is covered, from the comedies of Twelfth Night and As You Like It to the tragedies of Julius Caesar and Hamlet.

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The Science Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

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DK #ad - Discover 80 trail-blazing scientific ideas, which underpin our modern world, giving us everything from antibiotics to gene therapy, electricity to space rockets and batteries to smart phones. What is string theory or black holes? and who discovered gravity and radiation? The Science Book presents the fascinating story behind these and other of the world's most important concepts in maths, physics and biology in plain English, chemistry, with easy to grasp "mind maps" and eye-catching artworks.

Albert einstein once quoted isaac Newton: "If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. Follow context panels in The Science Book to trace how one scientist's ideas informed the next. Part of the popular big ideas series, The Science Book is the perfect way to explore this fascinating subject.

The Science Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained #ad - Series overview: big ideas simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics along with straightforward and engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand. See, or how carl linnaeus's classifications led to darwin's theory of evolution, for example, how Alan Turing's "universal computing machine" in the 1940s led to smart phones, the sequencing of the human genome and lifesaving gene therapies.

. With over 7 million copies worldwide sold to date, these award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.

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The Politics Book Big Ideas

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DK #ad - The voices that have shaped modern politics today, from Mao Zedong to Malcolm X, are also included, giving anyone with an interest in politics an essential resource to political thinking and policy. The politics book clearly and simply explains more than one hundred groundbreaking ideas in the history of political thought.

The politics book includes:- key ideas from more than one hundred of the great politicians and political thinkers from antiquity to present day- Biographies and context boxes to give the full historical context of each idea- A reference section with a glossary of political terms and a directory of political thinkersThe clear and concise summaries, graphics, and quotations in The Politics Book will help even the complete novice understand the fascinating world of political thought.

The Politics Book Big Ideas #ad - Using easy-to-follow graphics and artworks, succinct quotations, and thoroughly accessible text, The Politics Book elucidates the theoretical foundations-as well as the practical applications-of political thought, making abstract concepts concrete. The politics book includes innovative ideas from ancient and medieval philosophers ranging from Confucius and Thomas Aquinas to revolutionary thought leaders such as Thomas Jefferson and Leon Trotsky.

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