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The Philosophy Book

Author : DK
ISBN : 9780241209356
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 69.98 MB
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An innovative and accessible guide to more than 2,000 years of thought To the complete novice learning about philosophy can be daunting - The Philosophy eBook changes all that. With the use of powerful and easy-to-follow images, succinct quotations, and explanations that are easily understandable, this ebook cuts through any misunderstandings to demystify the subject. Each chapter is organised chronologically, and covers not only the big ideas, but the philosophers who first voiced them, as well as cross-referencing with earlier and later ideas and thinkers. The Philosophy eBook untangles knotty theories and sheds light on abstract concepts, and is perfect for anyone with a general interest in how our social, political, and ethical ideas are formed, as well as students of philosophy and politics. Covers major and niche topics, from moral ethics to philosophies of religion
Category: Philosophy

The Science Book

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465439277
Genre : Science
File Size : 23.77 MB
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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.
Category: Science

The Politics Book

Author : DK
ISBN : 9780241209363
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 24.82 MB
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An innovative and accessible guide to government, law, and power Learning about the vast concept of politics can be daunting, but The Politics eBook makes it easier than ever by giving you all the big ideas, simply explained. Step-by-step summaries, graphics, and quotations help even the complete novice understand this fascinating subject. More than 100 groundbreaking ideas in the history of politics are helpfully broken down so that abstract topics, such as theoretical foundations and practical applications become real. Topics span from ancient political thought and medieval politics all the way to world war and modern politics. Features a handy reference section complete with a glossary of political terms and a directory of political thinkers, such as Plato, John Locke, and Karl Marx. The Politics eBook is the essential reference for students of politics and anyone with an interest in how government works.
Category: Political Science

The Psychology Book

Author : Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
ISBN : 1465458565
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 79.23 MB
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Now in paperback, The Psychology Book explores more than 100 groundbreaking ideas in the field using highly visual graphics, clear text, a directory of scientists, and a vocabulary glossary. The Psychology Book looks at the biggest names in psychology, including William James, Sigmund Freud, and Ivan Pavlov, and unpacks each psychologist's contribution to our understanding of how the mind works. From its philosophical roots through behaviorism, psychotherapy, and developmental psychology, The Psychology Book incorporates the latest thinkings of today's psychologists alongside the theories of ancient philosophers, as well as the key experiments and ideas of the scientists and practitioners of the 19th and 20th centuries. Breaking down the most mysterious science of all, The Psychology Book is an essential, accessible, and comprehensive guide to psychology. 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. These award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.
Category: Psychology

The Sociology Book

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465445704
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 85.70 MB
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The Sociology Book from DK is an introduction to the subject that tells you all about what society is and what makes it tick. With more than 100 ideas from the world's most renowned sociologists, covering topics as diverse as the effects of globalization; issues of equality, diversity, identity, and human rights; the role of institutions; and the rise of urban living in modern society, this book details all the key concepts of sociological thought. - Part of an award-winning series that uses an innovative graphic approach and creative use of typography to clarify hard-to-grasp concepts and explain big ideas - Explores sociological theories formulated by more than 100 famous sociologists, from Jane Addams to Sharon Zukin - Easy to navigate step-by-step summaries explain each idea in a nutshell - Biographies of key sociologists and social activists give a historical context to each idea - A directory of social thinkers includes further biographies of sociologists from around the world
Category: Social Science

The Religions Book

Author : DK
ISBN : 9780241216491
Genre : Religion
File Size : 23.47 MB
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An innovative and accessible guide to the world's religions The Religions Book clearly explains the key concepts behind the earliest religious beliefs right up to the world's newest faiths, getting to the heart of what it means to believe. Principles of the five main world religions - Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - as well as ancient and primal belief systems are explored in this informative tome. All the big ideas are simply explained with jargon-free descriptions, step-by-step diagrams, and witty illustrations that encapsulate every aspect of religious thinking. Examine major historical developments and ideas with a universal timeline, providing a global perspective on the origins and major events that have contributed to the growth and spread of religion and spirituality. Along with the teaching highlights of pre-eminent figures such as Mahatma Gandhi, Saint Paul, and Al-Ghazali, you'll also find a handy reference section featuring a glossary of religious terms and a roadmap to all the branches of the major faiths and the points of doctrine or tradition on which they differ. Modern alternative religions and spiritual beliefs from around the world are also explored, putting into context the political and social climates from which they emerged. The Religions Book provides compelling, accessible information perfect for students of religious study or anyone interested in the ideas of ancient and present day faiths and religious philosophies.
Category: Religion

The Little Book Of Philosophy

Author : Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
ISBN : 1465475567
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 27.45 MB
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A compact, portable introduction to the history, concepts, and thinking behind philosophy laid out in DK's signature visual style--the ultimate guide to understanding philosophy on the go. Take Descartes along on your day trip! This compact guide explores the history and concepts of philosophy, and demystifies its often-daunting subject matter. Explore feminism, rationalism, idealism, existentialism, and other influential movements in the world of philosophy. The Little Philosophy Book unpacks the writings and ideas of more than 100 of history's biggest thinkers, including Ren� Descartes, Mary Wollstonecraft, John Locke, and Thomas Hobbes, taking you on a journey from Ancient Greece to the modern day. From Socrates to Confucius to Julia Kristeva, The Little Philosophy Book breaks down difficult concepts using innovating graphics that pop off the page alongside creative typography. Cutting through the haze of academia and untangling complicated theories to show how our social, political, and ethical ideas are formed, The Little Philosophy Book contextualizes the information around time periods, innovative thinkers, method, and philosophical approach. With graphics and clear writing, The Little Philosophy Book is a compact but comprehensive introduction to a complicated and fascinating subject, and the perfect way to expand your mind as you head out on vacation.
Category: Philosophy

The Economics Book

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ISBN : 1465473912
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 74.11 MB
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From Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas, to Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes, to the top economic thought leaders of today, The Economics Book is the essential reference for students and anyone else with an interest in how economies work. Easy-to-follow graphics, succinct quotations, and thoroughly accessible text throw light on the applications of economics, making them relatable through everyday examples and concerns. Employing DK's trademark visual approach, The Economics Book takes a frequently confusing subject and makes sense of it, clearly highlighting both historically important and emerging ideas in this critical field of science. 2014 The Mom's Choice Awards(R) Gold Award Winner
Category: Business & Economics

The Shakespeare Book

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465439024
Genre : Drama
File Size : 38.87 MB
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Packed with witty illustrations, clear graphics, and inspirational quotes, The Shakespeare Book is the perfect primer to the works of William Shakespeare. Every work is covered, from the comedies of Twelfth Night and As You Like It to the tragedies of Julius Caesar and Hamlet. With detailed plot summaries and a full analysis of the major characters and themes, this is a brilliant, innovative exploration of the entire canon of Shakespeare plays, sonnets, and other poetry.
Category: Drama

The Mythology Book

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465477491
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 73.73 MB
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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. 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. Here you will discover Zeus, god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods, and Loki, the cunning trickster with a knack for causing havoc, aided by his ability to change shape and gender. Beyond the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greek, Roman, and Norse myths, this book delves into the stories of the Australian aborigines, the Cherokee, and the Aztecs, each brimming with amazing characters and insights into human existence. 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, Norsemen, and Egyptians to the legends of the Caribbean, the Americas, Oceania, and East Asia--bringing the wisdom of the ages to life.
Category: Social Science