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15 Minutes Scientific Theories offers an accessible approach to some of the most important sets of principles developed by our greatest scientific minds - from evolution and plate tectonics to cell, information and quantum theories and describes how they gave contributed to our understanding of the universe and our existence within it.
Have you ever made a balloon kebab, written a secret message with invisible ink, or grown crystals in a jar? Find out how to perform lots of amazing experiments at home and learn all about the super-cool science behind them! Brimming with exciting, easy-to-perform experiments, a giant double-sided poster and over 100 science-themed stickers, thi...
Animals! Have you ever wanted to know how many hearts an octopus has? Or why a penguin could never live in a hot desert? DK Findout! Animals is packed with surprising facts and amazing pictures. It's a fascinating book filled with big ideas.
Awesome Experiments for Curious Kids is packed with more than fifty exciting experiments that kids can perform at home. Kids will love this book because it's entertaining and hands-on, and parents will love it because it's educational. Each experiment is followed by a brief and easy-to-understand explanation of the science principles involved. T...
From asteroids to auroras and moons to the Milky Way, this jam-packed encyclopedia contains everything you need to know about space! Perfect for budding astronauts aged 8 and up.
From Socrates' fascinating discussions of morality and virtue to Pythagoras' attempts to understand the arrangement of the cosmos, the thinkers of the ancient world provided us with an astonishing array of ideas that has helped to shape the modern world. Ranging across Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy from Anazimander to Plotinus, Classical Ph...
Dinosaurs! Have you ever wanted to know how big an Argentinosaurus was ? Or where you would have to go to find a T-Rex? DK Finout! Dinousaurs is packed with surprising facts and amazing pictures of the prehistoric world. It's a fascinating book filled with big ideas.
Earth! Have you ever wanted to know which is the tallest mountain on Earth? Or which continent is the largest? DK Findout! Earth is packed with surprising facts and amazing pictures. It's a fascinating book filled with big ideas.
The ultimate visual guide to planet earth and the universe. Tunnel to the center of Earth, travel through some amazing habitats, and then blast off into deep space. Discover the strangest facts, read incredible information, and marvel at the amazing 3D artwork that bring to life our amazing world, from icy Antarctica, sandy desets, and the ocean...
From biotech and the Big Bang to energy and electrons, this fact-packed encyclopedia contains everything kids ages 8 and up need to know about science. Perfect for budding scientists, this comprehensive science encyclopedia presents in-depth information in a way that is engaging and accessible to young readers. Illustrated throughout with stunni...
Warning: This science book is dangerously AWESOME! From fizzing rockets to parachuting eggs, it's full of experiments that will amaze everyone around you. • Every project features easy-to-follow instructions, and clear, step-by-step diagrams. • The only "apparatus" you need should be easy to find around your home. • All the big science ideas are...
Written in the 1850s by a young doctor, Henry Gray, Gray's Anatomy was the most comprehensive and accessible anatomy of its time. This beautifully produced slipcased volume contains the historic text of the second edition and all of Henry Vandyke Carter's masterly drawings. It is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the history of me...
Â‘In order to understand the universe you must know the language in which it is written. And that language is mathematics.Â’
People have always sought order in the apparent chaos of the universe. Mathematics has been our most valuable tool in that search, uncovering the patterns and rules which govern our world and beyond. This book trace...
What is reality? How do we know what exists? What is the nature of truth? How can we live a good life? For 2,500 years, questions such as these have been pondered by philosophers from Parmenides and Plato to Dennett and Derrida. Each great thinker has influenced subsequent generations and philosophical theory has evolved and diversified. Should ...
The laws of physics govern the action of everything, from galaxies to subatomic particles. From the ancient Greeks, who first suggested that matter might be made out of indivisible atoms, through the great explorations of Arab, then Renaissance and Enlightenment scientists, the story of physics has been written through trial and error, sheer per...
Greatest advances in human history have often rested on and prompted progress in chemistry. The exploitation of fire, the development of pigments, and the discovery that metals could be smelted and worked laid the foundations of civilisation. The search for better tools and weapons drove metallurgy, and the need for medicines and perfumes lay be...
How we think, feel, move, remember, imagine, and experience the outside world and our own bodies is the domain of neuroscience. For millennia, the workings of the brain and nerves could be approached only through superstition and conjecture. Then, in the 19th century, neuroscience began to cast light on this most complex of our bodily systems. T...
All matter in the universe - including our own bodies - is made of a relatively small number of basic ingredients known as elements. From the lead used in Ancient Roman plumbing to the hydrogen that powers the stars, elements make up everything there is and has ever been. The Periodic Table of the chemical elements is one of the iconic achieveme...
Everything young explorers needs to know to travel in space, covering what life in zero gravity is like, how to find your way around the solar system, and the all-important question of how to pee in a spacesuit! Unique illutrations take kids to the heart of the action and amazing photos show what the universe is really like. Incredible stories o...
Human Body! Have you ever wanted to know what happens to food when you eat? Or how many types of bacteria live on your skin? DK Findout! Human Body is packed with surprising facts and amazing pictures. It's a fascinating book filled with big ideas.
Hold on to your lab goggles! From a homemade lava lamp to a potato-powered battery, this book ... with fantastic experiments to impress your friends and bring science to life. The fun projects have easy-to-follow instructions, and clear explanations of why each one works. Science has never been so much fun!
Ever since man first raised his eyes heavenwards, we have been fascinated with the skies, stars and what might lie beyond. Unlocking the mysteries of the universe was a preoccupation of astronomers such as Ptolemy, Galileo and Copernicus. Some of these early thinkers risked their lives and reputations by suggesting shockingly that God and the Ea...
Colourful, educational manual. Display stand included. Durable Materials. Easy to assemble.
A seminal historical work that has never been out of print, this title containts the text of the sixth edition - the last edition published during Darwin's lifetime and the last to include his own amendments.
Science! Have you ever wanted to know what lightning is? Or who discovered why things to fall to the ground? DK Findout! Science is packed with surprising facts and amazing pictures. It's a fascinating book filled with big ideas.
Examine the fascinating body of a Triceratops, one layer at a time, with See Inside the Dinosaur. The innovative and interactive 3-D format allows kids to discover the inner workings of a dinosaur's body with a transparent model that includes removable bones and organs. The detailed text and full-color illustrations in the 48-page book provide r...
Solar Sytem! Do you want to know what Saturn's rings are made of? Or how long it would take to get to Pluto? DK Findout! Solar Sytem is packed with surprising facts and amazing pictures. It's a fascinating book filled with big ideas.
Part of the Arcturus series, Ideas to Save Your Life, The 15-Minute Einstein takes a look at the Einstein's theories and how they impacted the world he lived in and beyond. A fun and fascinating introduction explaining the importance of this incredible theoretical physicist.
Mathematics underlies all areas of life, whether it's working out how much interest to charge on a loan or solving world hunger. The 15-minute mathematician explores some of the questions that have preoccupied the world's great minds for centuries.
The 15-Minute Philosopher introduces the reader to the main ideas of philosophy, showing how the subject has a clear practical purpose vital to our day-to-day lives and thinking. The subjects discussed here have been chosen to show that philosophy is by no means arid and academic, but rather that it's useful, fun, and necessary in getting to gri...
The 15-Minute Psychologist introduces the reader to universal aspects of psychology that affect our day-to-day lives and relationships and offers insight into many of life's dilemmas. Written in a style that's amusing and easy to understand, The 15-Minute Psychologist lets you in on the secrets of your own and other people's minds and helps you ...
See the Solar System like never before!
The Planets is an awe-inspiring and informative journey through the Solar System, with all-new 3D globes and models built using the latest data gathered by NASA and the European Space Agency that can be viewed from any angle and layer by layer.
You can even move in for a closer look with 3D t...
The Story of Biology will trace the development of biology from its origins in myths invented to explain the wonders and perils of the natural world, through the first attempts at empirical investigation, to the highly structured and technical discipline it has become today. The book will focus on the personalities, studies and theories that hav...