The Art Book

Autore: Dorling Kindersley
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ISBN: 9780241239018
Grandezza: 41,10 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 1907
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What makes something a great work of art? Written in plain English, The Art Book cuts through the jargon of art history and theory, and is packed with images of the world's greatest works of art and witty infographics that explore the ideas behind them. From prehistoric fertility figures to contemporary video installations, this is the perfect primer to the world of art. -- Cover.

The Islam Book

Autore: DK
Editore: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241478499
Grandezza: 43,53 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8312
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This comprehensive, accessible, and authenticated e-guide to Islam is essential to understanding the world's fastest-growing religion. This essential e-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 Koran 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. 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 while the Big Ideas' trademark infographics and flowcharts explore and explain the central tenets of Islam, such as prayer, fasting, and pilgrimage. 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 inspiring quotations and bold illustrations, The Islam Book is an invaluable source of information both for members of one of the world's major religions and readers looking for a clear unbiased guide to the meaning of this faith.

The Movie Book

Autore: DK
Editore: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241248728
Grandezza: 77,69 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 367
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The Movie Book makes you an offer you can't refuse, chronicling more than 100 of the best movies ever made and bringing cinema to life. Beginning with the iconic La Voyage Dans La Lune from 1902, right through to Richard Linklater's ground breaking Boyhood, The Movie Book explores the rich history of cinema. The Movie Book covers early visionaries of the 1900's and the golden age of black and white films, to international art-house and 21st-century sci-fi. Through iconic quotes and film stills, to posters, biographies, movie memorabilia and narrative timelines, discover every aspect of your favourite movies, as well as the films you need to see. Essential for anyone with a passion for cinema, The Movie Book is ready for it's close up.

The Crime Book

Autore: DK
Editore: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241307368
Grandezza: 43,56 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4297
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From Jack the Ripper to the modern day drug cartels, discover the most notorious crimes and criminals in history. With a foreword by bestselling crime author Peter James, The Crime Book explores over 100 crimes and examines the science, psychology and sociology of criminal behaviour. See the gory details of each crime and how it was solved, with renowned quotes and detailed criminal profiles letting you delve into the criminal mind. The Crime Book looks at the big ideas and concepts in criminology spanning from pirates, kidnapping and political plots to modern con artists, serial killers and rogue traders, including the Black Dahlia investigation, the Mississippi Scheme, and the notorious Jeffrey Dahmer. The Crime Book is the perfect introduction to law enforcement and criminology across history's most infamous crimes.

The Movie Book

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Editore: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241250609
Grandezza: 12,12 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3097
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The Movie Book makes you an offer you can't refuse, chronicling more than 100 of the best movies ever made and bringing cinema to life. Beginning with the iconic La Voyage Dans La Lune from 1902, right through to Richard Linklater's ground breaking Boyhood, The Movie Book explores the rich history of cinema. The Movie Book covers early visionaries of the 1900's and the golden age of black and white films, to international art-house and 21st-century sci-fi. Through iconic quotes and film stills, to posters, biographies, movie memorabilia and narrative timelines, discover every aspect of your favourite movies, as well as the films you need to see. Essential for anyone with a passion for cinema, The Movie Book is ready for it's close up.

The Business Book

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Editore: DK
ISBN: 9781465475886
Grandezza: 52,64 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 7477
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Packed with innovative graphics and simple explanations of business concepts, from managing risk and alternative business models to effective leadership and thinking outside the box, The Business Book covers every facet of business management. Big ideas make great business thinkers and leaders. From Adam Smith and Andrew Carnegie to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, The Business Book is perfect for college students, would-be entrepreneurs, or anyone interested in how business works. The Business Book is the perfect primer to key theories of business and management, covering inspirational business ideas, business strategy and alternative business models. One hundred key quotations introduce you to the work of great commercial thinkers, leaders, and gurus from Henry Ford to Steve Jobs, and to topics spanning from start-ups to ethics.

The Sociology Book

Autore: Sarah Tomley
Editore: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241217016
Grandezza: 57,75 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8654
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Exploring more than 80 big ideas and key theories in a clear and simple way, this is the perfect introduction to the study of how humans live and interact with one another. Covering diversity and equality, globalization, human rights, modern urban living, and the role of work and institutions, this book looks at the big questions of how we co-operate: What is society? What makes it tick? Why do we interact in the way that we do with our friends, co-workers, and rivals? The perfect way to explore this fascinating subject, The Sociology Book profiles the world's most renowned sociologists and their biggest ideas, from the pioneers Karl Marx and Auguste Comte to the groundbreaking work of Sharon Zukin and Judith Butler. Each sociological theory is made crystal clear with the help of quirky graphics, pithy quotes, and step-by-step summaries that explain each idea in an easy-to-grasp way.

The Philosophy Book

Autore: DK
Editore: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241209358
Grandezza: 11,69 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 5210
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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

The Feminism Book

Autore: DK
Editore: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241399009
Grandezza: 60,19 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 6387
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Exploring more than 100 of the most important ideas, organizations, and events to have defined the feminist movement, this is an essential introduction to feminism. The latest entry in DK's bestselling Big Ideas series, The Feminism Book is a complete study of feminism. Trace the subject from its origins, through the suffrage campaigns of the late 19th century, to recent developments such as the Everyday Sexism Project and the #MeToo movement. Examine the ideas that underpin feminist thought through crucial figures, from Simone de Beauvoir to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and discover the wider social, cultural, and historical context of their impact. Find out who campaigned for birth control, when the term "intersectionality" was coined, and what "postfeminism" really means in this comprehensive book. Using the Big Ideas series' trademark combination of authoritative, accessible text and bold graphics, the most significant concepts and theories have never been easier to understand. Packed with inspirational quotations, eye-catching infographics, and clear flowcharts, The Feminism Book is a must-have for anyone with an interest in the subject.

The History Book

Autore: DK
Editore: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241282225
Grandezza: 80,87 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 3314
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Discover the key themes and big ideas behind more than 80 of the world's most important historical events - from the dawn of civilization to the 21st century. From the origins of Homo sapiens to the Space Race, and from the French Revolution to the Digital Revolution, this instalment in the successful Big Ideas series offers an essential exploration of the human timeline up to and including the rise of modern Islam, the world wide web, and the global financial crisis. Making big historical ideas accessible and easy to understand, with quirky graphics and memorable quotes, The History Book is perfect for students, adults, or anyone who wants to travel back in time and understand the fascinating past of mankind.

Learning And Development Practice In The Workplace

Autore: Kathy Beevers
Editore: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749498420
Grandezza: 75,88 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8519
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Learning and Development Practice in the Workplace is the ideal textbook for anyone studying CIPD L&D qualifications and apprenticeships at Level 3 or Level 5, as well as for practitioners new to an L&D role. It covers what is required of an L&D professional and how to meet and exceed these expectations, how to align L&D activity with organisational strategy and, crucially, how to identify learning needs and design effective L&D practice. This new edition of Learning and Development Practice in the Workplace has been fully updated, reflecting the new CIPD Profession Map, and now has dedicated chapters on the different approaches to learning delivery, including face-to-face training and facilitation, technology-based learning, coaching, mentoring and social and collaborative learning. There is also expert guidance on learner engagement including insights from neuroscience and psychology, as well as advice on evaluating the impact of L&D. With case studies, activities and examples throughout, this new edition is an indispensable guide for students and new practitioners alike. Online supporting resources include lecture slides, annotated web links and self-test questions.

The Movie Book

Autore: Danny Leigh
Editore:
ISBN: 9780241188026
Grandezza: 67,29 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4088
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The Movie Book makes you an offer you can't refuse, chronicling more than 100 of the best movies ever made and bringing cinema to life. Beginning with the iconic La Voyage Dans La Lune from 1902, right through to Richard Linklater's ground breaking Boyhood, The Movie Book explores the rich history of cinema. The Movie Book covers early visionaries of the 1900's and the golden age of black and white films, to international art-house and 21st-century sci-fi. Through iconic quotes and film stills, to posters, biographies, movie memorabilia and narrative timelines, discover every aspect of your favourite movies, as well as the films you need to see. Essential for anyone with a passion for cinema, The Movie Book is ready for it's close up.

Big Ideas In Brief

Autore: Ian Crofton
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0857386190
Grandezza: 22,93 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5243
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Big Ideas in Brief provides an accessible and easily understood tour of 200 key concepts that really matter. The ideas covered come from a wide range of subjects - Philosophy, Religion, Science, Politics, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and the Arts. A series of short and lively articles accompanied by 100 illustrations introduce a host of diverse topics, all explained simply and clearly.

The Literature Book

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ISBN:
Grandezza: 18,76 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 1048
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A global look at the greatest works of Eastern and Western literature and the themes that unite them, for students and lovers of literature and reading. The Literature Book is a fascinating journey through the greatest works of world literature, from the Iliad to Don Quixote to The Great Gatsby . Around 100 crystal-clear articles explore landmark novels, short stories, plays, and poetry that reinvented the art of writing in their time, whether Ancient Greece, post-classical Europe, or modern-day Korea. As part of DK 's award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series, The Literature Book uses infographics and images to explain key ideas and themes. Biographies of important authors offer insight into their lives and other writings, and a section on Further Reading details more than 150 additional works to explore. Discover masterpieces from the world's greatest authors, and explore the context, creative history, and literary traditions that influenced each major work of fiction with The Literature Book .

The Bible Book

Autore: DK
Editore: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241350743
Grandezza: 15,75 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 4495
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Learn more about the ideas and beliefs key to the teachings of the most widely printed religious book of all time, in this perfect introduction to The Bible. The Bible Book features breakdowns of some of the most well-known passages ever written from The Bible. Looking at more than 100 of the most important Old and New Testament stories through beautiful and easy-to-follow spreads, The Bible Book profiles key figures, from Adam and Eve to Peter and Paul, locations, such as Jerusalem and Rome and essential theological theories, like the Trinity, to help create a clear insight into Christianity. Packed with biblical quotes, flowcharts and infographics explaining significant concepts clearly and simply, The Bible Book is perfect for anyone with an interest in religion.

Myths Legends And Sacred Stories

Autore: DK
Editore: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241444047
Grandezza: 18,91 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 1896
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From lightning-wielding Zeus, the supreme Greek god, to protective Hathor, the Egyptian goddess of love - heroes, gods, and monsters are brought to life in these retellings of myths from around the world. Myths, Legends, and Sacred Stories is a children's book that invites you to explore all the well-known stories from Greek and Norse mythology, and a range of other cultures across more than 100 tales. Discover the fascinating myths of Anansi, the West African trickster god who takes the form of a spider; the story of the Wawilak Sisters of Arnhem Land in northern Australia, who form the land as they walk across it; or the Slavic tale of Ivan as he chases the mischievous Firebird. Read about ferocious, man-eating monsters such as the Minotaur and Fafnir the dragon, and the legendary heroes that fought them, like Theseus and Sigurd. Also included are the legends of Robin Hood, and of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, epics from Asia, such as the Mahabharata and Gilgamesh, and a host of tales from Aztec mythology and a range of other cultures. As well as offering the retellings themselves, Myths, Legends, and Sacred Stories: a children's encyclopedia investigates the meanings of these primal stories, examining why these tales have stood the test of time over thousands of years. Themed features draw together elements that are common to myths from all over the world, such as shapeshifters, mythical beasts, and magical weapons. Panels on modern retellings, such as Percy Jackson and The Little Mermaid, help to show why these myths are still relevant to our lives today.

Myths Legends And Sacred Stories

Autore: Dk Pub
Editore: DK Children
ISBN: 9781465486295
Grandezza: 45,70 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9879
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From lightning-wielding Zeus to Thor, god of thunder, heroes, gods, and monsters are brought to life in these retellings of myths from around the world. Myths and Legends is a kids' book that invites you to explore all the well-known stories from Greek mythology, African mythology, and Norse mythology, and others across more than 100 stories. Discover the fascinating tales about Anansi, the African trickster god who takes the form of a spider; Changing Woman, the Navajo nature goddess who changes her dress with the seasons; or Tane, the Maori forest god who first brought death to the world. Read about ferocious, man-eating monsters such as the Minotaur, Baba Yaga, and Fafnir the dragon, and the legendary heroes that fought them, like Perseus, Rama, and Gilgamesh. Also included are Robin Hood, the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, the Mahabharata, Aztec mythology, and myths and legends from across Asia. In addition to offering the retellings themselves, Myths and Legends: A Visual Encyclopedia investigates the meanings of these primal stories, examining why these tales have stood the test of time over thousands of years. Features and panels on modern retellings, such as China's The Monkey King and Marvel's Thor, help to show why these myths are still relevant to our lives today.

Me And The World

Autore: Mireia Trius
Editore: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452178875
Grandezza: 43,38 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 3099
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Me and the Worldis a colorful, eye-popping universe of infographics about global communities. This content-rich book teaches about other kids and cultures around the world, all while stepping back and really seeing the big picture. Me and the World is the perfect introductionfor a generation entering an increasingly digitized, data-driven world. * Packed with dynamic illustrated spreads about customs of other countries * Invites readers to see themselves in its pages through a data lens * Guided by a relatable, school-aged narrator Me and the Worldpairs visual literacy with data literacy, using colorful illustrations and infographics to present information in a way young readers will not only understand, but enjoy. Equal parts educational and entertaining, this makes a great pick for parents and grandparents, as well as librarians, science teachers, and educators. * Perfect for reluctant readers, especially those who would otherwise gravitate toward numbers-based pursuits like math and science, rather than than reading * The graphs, infographics, and maps are the perfect resource for educators looking for engaging content for children to understand data. * Ideal for children ages 8 to 12 years old * Add it to the shelf with books likeThe Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth: Understanding Our World and Its Ecosystemsby Rachel Ignotofsky,The History Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained by DK, andThe Science Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained by DK.

Art Book Review

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Grandezza: 32,49 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2847
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The Dignity Of Every Human Being

Autore: Kirk Niergarth
Editore: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442663200
Grandezza: 57,24 MB
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Vista: 4711
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“The Dignity of Every Human Being” studies the vibrant New Brunswick artistic community which challenged “the tyranny of the Group of Seven” with socially-engaged realism in the 1930s and 40s. Using extensive archival and documentary research, Kirk Niergarth follows the work of regional artists such as Jack Humphrey and Miller Brittain, writers such as P.K. Page, and crafts workers such as Kjeld and Erica Deichmann. The book charts the rise and fall of “social modernism” in the Maritimes and the style’s deep engagement with the social and economic issues of the Great Depression and the Popular Front. Connecting local, national, and international cultural developments, Niergarth’s study documents the attempts of Depression-era artists to question conventional ideas about the nature of art, the social function of artists, and the institutions of Canadian culture. “The Dignity of Every Human Being” records an important and previously unexplored moment in Canadian cultural history.