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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

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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 AU 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Big Ideas
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              Life Cycles: Everything from Start to Finish

              Life Cycles: Everything from Start to Finish (Hardback)

              By DK; Illustrated by Falconer, Sam

              • RRP: $34.99
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              This book for kids aged 8 and above takes an innovative look at the circle of life including animals, dinosaurs, stars, volcanoes, and even YOU. Everything has a beginning and an end, but what happens in between? Each spread focuses on at least one life cycle. Meet dolphins jumpi...ng in the ocean waves, penguins travelling on the ice, and butterflies fluttering in the sky. Shoot back in time 4.5 billion years to see how planet Earth was formed and then leap into the future to see what happens when stars die. You'll take a closer look at the life cycles of environments, too. Discover how a river forms and changes over time. Find out how a tree grows and all of the other life cycles it supports within it. See the amazing sculptures the oceans make out of cliffs. Dive beneath the surface to see how coral reefs form, and what causes them to die. Follow the life cycles of weather - from water cycles to ice ages, to give you a better grasp of the climate situation we find ourselves in now. From the single-celled amoeba to how the Earth has formed, the life cycles in this book have been carefully chosen to give you an amazing overview of the universe, and how everything is inevitably linked. Filled with facts to amaze your friends as well as beautifully detailed illustrations by Sam Falconer and stunning photography, Life Cycles gets to grips with the essence of life itself.
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              ISBN 9780241410998
              Released AU 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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              Mammoth Science: The Big Ideas That Explain Our World

              Mammoth Science: The Big Ideas That Explain Our World (Hardback)

              Illustrated by Macaulay, David; By DK

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              David Macaulay's troupe of curious mammoths lead you through the basics of physics, biology, and chemistry in this unconventional and highly original guide to science. From the interior of an atom to the solar system and beyond, the mammoths seek to understand the science! These ...intrepid science demonstrators will go to incredible lengths to educate and entertain. They wrestle with magnets to understand their powerful force, make mammoth models of different materials explore what gives them mass, and step into a X-ray machine to reveal the bones beneath their woolly exterior. Observing and recording the mammoth's behaviour is bestselling illustrator David Macaulay, whose How Machines Work won the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize in 2016. Renowned for his ability to explain complex ideas with simple genius, Macaulay captures the oddball humour of his subject matter, making Macaulay's Mammoth Science the perfect introduction to scientific principles for the young and the young-at-heart.
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              ISBN 9780241381045
              Released AU 4 Aug 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              How Super Cool Tech Works

              How Super Cool Tech Works (Paperback)

              By DK

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              Explore future technology, such as robotics, space rockets, artificial intelligence, and even the PS4 console in this cutting-edge non-fiction science book for kids aged 9 and over. How Super Cool Stuff Works follows on from the original How Cool Stuff Works, which has sold more ...than 3.5 million copies. It explains how the incredible technologies of today will shape the world of tomorrow. This includes state-of-the-art buildings, new ways of travelling, imaginative entertainment gadgets, space exploration, and even how teleportation and invisibility cloaks might be possible in the future. Each technology is explained in detail, via crisp images and engaging, child-friendly text. How it works panels explain the secret inner workings of everything from supercomputers to flying cars, and underwater hotels to drones. New and updated for 2020, How Super Cool Stuff Works is a one-stop shop for kids who want to know what the latest and greatest technologies are, and how they will shape our world in the years to come.
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              ISBN 9780241426388
              Released AU 21 Jul 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              The Science of Goo!: From Saliva and Slime to Frogspawn and Fungus

              The Science of Goo!: From Saliva and Slime to Frogspawn and Fungus (Hardback)

              By DK

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              Get to grips with the glorious world of goop and gunk, from vomit, pus, and snot, to super glue, snail slime, and sticky plants, in this compendium of gunk. If you've ever wondered how much snot you make, how strong a spider's web can be, or why hippos go pink, this is the book f...or you. Blending laugh-out-loud fun with strange but true science, this book explores all manner of gunge, sludge, ooze, and goo! The next book in DK's best selling It Can't Be True! series, It Can't Be True! Goo! is here to give you a new appreciation of the weird and wonderful world of gooey matter, in all its many kinds and wherever it shows up. Fun CGI illustrations and stunning photography will bring goo to life alongside fun trivia and scientific explanations to make you an expert in all things sludgy. Did you know that super glue was first used to treat wounds in WW1? Or that sea cucumbers can vomit their sticky stomach and intestines when threatened, yet still survive? Let It Can't Be True! Goo! be your one-stop shop for everything gooey.
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              ISBN 9780241432303
              Released AU 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              Wild Scientists: How animals and plants use science to survive

              Wild Scientists: How animals and plants use science to survive (Hardback)

              By Mould, Steve

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              A look at animals and plants from the point of view of their amazing scientific adaptations. Join bestselling author Steve Mould to uncover nature's greatest scientists, engineers, and mathematicians from plants that can count to architect insects. If you thought all scientists w...ear white coats and work in labs, think again! Meet amazing engineers, such as the spiders who build immense webs stretching over rivers; funky physicists, like the bats that can see with sound; and surprising chemists, such as the corpse flower that smells like smelly socks to attract insects to pollinate it! The science behind each genius adaptation is explained clearly in Steve Mould's trademark humorous style and you'll be amazed by nature's solutions to some of the world's trickiest problems. Additional biomimicry pages even show where we've copied nature to improve our own science and engineering, such as the streamlined nose of bullet trains, modelled on the shape of a kingfisher's beak. Clever Creatures is a brilliant introduction to some of nature's cleverest animals and plants. Perfect for children aged 7-9, it is filled with intriguing illustrations and spectacular photographs of the amazing, obscure, and downright bizarre. You'll never look at nature the same way again!
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              ISBN 9780241413814
              Released AU 4 Aug 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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              LEGO 100 Ways to Rebuild the World: Get inspired to make the world an awesome place!
               

              LEGO 100 Ways to Rebuild the World: Get inspired to make the world an awesome place! (Hardback)

              By Murray, Helen

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              • Pub Date
                29 Sep 20

              You're never too young to change the world. Discover 100 fun, practical ideas to be kind, be bold and make the world an awesome place - all while getting creative with your LEGO (R) bricks. From making a neighbour a LEGO thank-you card to planting bee-friendly flowers, learn how ...to make little changes to help you, your family, your friends, and your community. Each idea encourages you to build with your LEGO bricks and minifigures - and to be inspired to make a difference in the real world around you. Build a LEGO tree for inspiration and then help plant a real tree. Create a LEGO emoji to make your friends smile. Gather up your family and play a LEGO game together. Make a LEGO desk pot to help keep your room tidy. Learn about endangered animals and build your favourite ones with LEGO bricks. How will you start to rebuild the world? (c)2020 The LEGO Group.
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              ISBN 9780241458211
              Released AU 29 Sep 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 5-8 years
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              Behind the Scenes at the Museum: Your Access-All-Areas Guide to the World's Most Amazing Museums

              Behind the Scenes at the Museum: Your Access-All-Areas Guide to the World's Most Amazing Museums (Hardback)

              By DK

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              Take an exclusive backstage tour of the world's most exciting museums and discover their hidden treasures. This behind-the-scenes guide showcases a huge range of incredible artefacts from history and reveals the hard work, care, and effort that goes into collecting, preserving, a...nd storing them. Ever wondered what happens to an astronaut's space suit after it's been worn on the Moon? Or how the world's most valuable diamond is looked after? Find out all about how museums work and the people that make it happen - from how historians preserve and care for Anne Frank's diary to what it takes for an archaeologist and curator to excavate and exhibit an enormous wooly mammoth skeleton. You'll even find out about the bugs and pests that museum workers have to guard against to protect the future of history's most precious artefacts. Behind the Scenes at the Museum gives the reader exclusive access to hidden objects that aren't normally on public display. It lets you into a world of animal specimens pickled and preserved in jars, priceless gems and jewellery too valuable to be on display, and fragile documents and fabrics that must be kept in carefully controlled conditions. Along the way, you'll learn about the techniques and processes that keep these objects in good condition, preserved and safe for future generations. Filled with incredible images, step-by-step explanations of exciting techniques, and job profiles of the people that make it happen, Behind the Scenes at the Museum offers unique, behind-the-curtain access to the secret delights of the world's most interesting museums.
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              ISBN 9780241381762
              Released AU 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              The Big Book of Planes: Discover the Biggest, Fastest and Best Flying Machines
               

              The Big Book of Planes: Discover the Biggest, Fastest and Best Flying Machines (Hardback)

              By DK

              • RRP: $28.99
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              Travel through history and reach new heights with this breath-taking children's reference book, all about jets, planes, and other sensational flying machines. Hop aboard the agile blackbird spy plane as you become a pilot for the secret service, perform loops and flips in the str...eamlined stunt plane, and compete against the best of the best in the magnificent microlight plane, in this informative children's reference book. Touch the skies and discover all about the different features of these aerodynamic aircrafts, and what makes them so exciting. With fascinating facts, and beautiful, close-up photography, this children's book brings these wonderful flying machines to life, and captivates and inspires its young readers. Did you know that some jumbo jets can carry up to 660 passengers? Or that the blades on a chinook helicopter spin at around 225 times per minute? There are thousands and thousands of winged machines in the world, both past and present, so there is plenty to explore in this kid's plane book. Whether they are budding pilots, or airplane enthusiasts, this reference book is perfect for young readers with an appetite for information all about planes, jets, and other magnificent machines that defy gravity.
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              ISBN 9780241461815
              Released AU 16 Jun 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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              I Am, I Can: 365 affirmations for kids

              I Am, I Can: 365 affirmations for kids (Hardback)

              By DK; Kinder, Wynne

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              This book empowers children by providing an affirmation for every single day of the year from January 1 to December 31. I am strong. I am brave. I can handle anything. Using the power of positive thinking, children can build their self-esteem and resilience by focusing on what ma...tters to them and remembering to champion themselves. Perfect for children ages 7 to 9, this book educates and inspires. Affirmations tied to certain key events from history provide motivation and encouragement. On April 17, learn about the Apollo 13 mission and discover how to turn failure into success. On December 1, practice an affirmation of standing up for yourself as you read about Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat on the bus. Activity pages encourage children to try practical techniques to explore certain affirmations further, by writing down their ideas, creating affirmations of their own, and making tools to help cope with negative thoughts. Affirmations have been proven to help overcome negative thoughts by reminding us of what matters to us. I Am, I Can uses beautiful illustrations to help bring daily doses of wisdom to life and encourage visualization--a powerful tool in promoting self-belief and keeping anxiety and worry at bay.
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              ISBN 9780241420256
              Released AU 18 Aug 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 5-8 years
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