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How does memory work? Who is the "distractor" in your family? What was the "car crash" experiment?
This book is your visual guide to the complex and fascinating world of human behaviour. Discover how we learn, become emotionally bonded with others, and develop coping mechanisms to deal with adversity, or conform in a group. Get to know key thinkers, from Freud and Jung to Elizabeth Loftus and Melanie Klein, and follow charts and timelines to make sense of it all and see how one theory influenced another.
With pithy explanations of different schools of psychology including psychotherapy, cognitive psychology and behaviourism, this is an ideal reference whether you're a student, or a general reader. It's your authoritative guide to over 100 key ideas, theories, and conditions, including the collective unconscious, the "selfish" gene, false memory, psychiatric disorders, and autism.
If you're fascinated by the human mind, The Psychology Book is both an invaluable reference and illuminating read.
Expand your English vocabulary with this unique combination of illustrated vocabulary reference and practical workbook.
English Vocabulary Builder makes all the most useful English words and phrases easy to remember. Each of the 3,000 entries is illustrated and available as an audio recording. Readers can write their own translations and work through hundreds of practice exercises to fix the English words in their minds and improve their English-language skills. English Vocabulary Builder makes vocabulary easier than ever to learn and remember.
English for Everyone is an exciting and comprehensive self-study course for adults of all ages and levels learning English as a foreign language.
Want to improve your concentration and memory, and reduce stress? Meditation is proven to do both - and more. Find out how to meditate to suit your lifestyle, whether you are new to meditation or seeking to enhance your existing practice.
Do I need to sit in a special pose? How long should I meditate for? Is meditation religious? With myth-busting facts and easy-to-follow advice, Practical Meditation provides everything you need to know, from your first taste of meditation, to how to master the key techniques and deepen your practice.
Find a style that you enjoy by exploring over 30 step-by-step meditations, from Mindfulness Meditation to Tai Chi. Discover the benefits of meditation on your mind and body, examining how it works and the scientific evidence behind its effects. Use the short "mini-meditations" to fit meditation into a busy lifestyle, or to sample a range of different styles, then learn how to set up a practice that works for you.
Clear, practical advice helps you build meditation into your daily life, so you can find peace and stillness at home, at work, on the beach, on a business trip. Self-care for body and mind - anytime, anywhere.
This practical guide contains everything they need to lead a team effectively.
Following a clear, accessible approach and using bold graphics and bite-sized text, this beginner's guide to leadership will take you from a good leader to a great one!
Inside the pages of this leadership book, you'll find:
- Practical, "how-to" approach that teaches you the skills you need to run a project successfully
- New spreads on powerful leadership while working remotely
- Step-by-step instructions, tips, checklists, and "Ask yourself" features that show you how to make an impact
- Tables, illustrations, "in-focus" panels, and real-life case studies that demonstrate and explain problem-solving, and how to build confidence and get results
All the leadership tools you need to succeed as a leader in one easy-to-use business book. Learn how to improve your leadership skills by establishing a vision, inspiring others, and championing high performance. It's the perfect book for managers of all levels.
Essential Managers Leadership shows you how to focus your energy, build relationships, and develop strategies for success. You'll also discover the best ways to lead in difficult situations, such as through a period of business change or in a time when remote and flexible working plays a key role in business and management.
Whether it's negotiating, managing people or improving your project management skills, DK's Essential Managers series contains the know-how you need to be a more effective manager and hone your management style.
"[A] book that mankind has been hungering for, a book that is-now and forever-a shining beacon of wonder, a titanic tribute to talent unleashed" - Stan Lee.
Keep up with the ever-expanding Marvel Universe with the new edition of DK's best-selling Marvel Encyclopedia. Discover the essential facts about Marvel Comics' timeless characters: mighty heroes such as Captain America, Spider-Man, Black Widow, and Iron Man, and malevolent villains like Thanos, Galactus, Loki, and Kingpin.
Featuring an introduction by Marvel Comics supremo Stan Lee, this definitive Who's Who of Marvel Comics reveals vital info and secret histories of more than 1200 classic and brand new Marvel characters, and provides the lowdown on recent key events including Civil War 2, Secret Empire, and Infinity Countdown.
From iconic teams such as the Avengers, X-Men, and Guardians of the Galaxy, and fan favourites Black Panther, Deadpool, and Captain Marvel, to rising stars Amadeus Cho, Squirrel Girl, and the Exiles, every significant Marvel character is showcased with the latest comic artwork. Meticulously researched, expertly written, and stunningly illustrated, the Marvel Encyclopedia boasts newly commissioned cover art by one of Marvel's hottest up-and-coming talents.
This unique, in-depth, and accessible encyclopedia is an indispensable guide to Marvel Comics that devoted fans and newcomers alike will return to time and again.
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Get the answers to hundreds of financial questions with How Money Works, including how to invest for the future, how to maximise your income, how financial markets work, and how governments control money. Discover essential know-how on everything from debt management to online fraud, and learn to manage your own money from payments to pensions.
This intriguing guide breaks down the jargon of the financial world, with insights into personal, business, and governmental finance, and giving you the definitions to cash flow, bonds, superannuation, the open market, and hundreds more. Fully up-to-date with the latest financial developments, including quantitative easing and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, How Money Works is your indispensable guide to the world of money.
Are men's and women's brains really different? Why are teenagers impulsive and rebellious? And will it soon be possible to link our brains together via the Cloud?
Drawing on the latest neuroscience research, this visual guide makes the hidden workings of the human brain simple to understand. How the Brain Works begins with an introduction to the brain's anatomy, showing you how to tell your motor cortex from your mirror neurons. It moves on to function, explaining how the brain works constantly and unnoticed to regulate heartbeat and breathing, and how it collects information to produce the experiences of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. The chapters that follow cover memory and learning, consciousness and personality, and emotions and communication.
There's also a guide to the brain's disorders, including physical problems, such as tumours and strokes, and psychological and functional disorders, ranging from autism to schizophrenia. Illustrated with bold graphics and step-by-step artworks, and peppered with bite-sized factoids and question-and-answer features, this is the perfect introduction to the fascinating world of the human brain.
Explore the laws and theories of physics in this accessible introduction to the forces that shape our Universe, our planet, and our everyday lives.
Using a bold, graphic-led approach The Physics Book sets out more than 80 key concepts and discoveries that have defined the subject and influenced our technology since the beginning of time. With the focus firmly on unpicking the thought behind each theory - as well as exploring when and how each idea and breakthrough came about - seven themed chapters examine the history and developments in areas such as energy and matter, and electricity and magnetism, as well as quantum, nuclear, and particle physics.
Eureka moments abound: from Pythagoras's observations of the pleasing harmonies created by vibrating strings, and Galileo's experiments with spheres, to Isaac Newton's apple and his conclusions about gravity and the laws of motion. You'll also learn about Albert Einstein's insights into relativity; how the accidental discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation confirmed the Big Bang theory; the search for the Higgs boson particle; and why most of our Universe is missing. If you've ever wondered exactly how physicists formulated - and proved - these abstract concepts, The Physics Book is the book for you.
We may all speak the same language, but getting to grips with grammar is the ultimate challenge.
You could be puzzled by prepositions, confused by comparatives, or muddled over modals. Thankfully, this complete visual aid to everything in the English language sets you straight with a clear and concise format for easy understanding.
The rules of English grammar are beautifully presented with eye-catching illustrations, step-by-step graphics, and straightforward explanations to help you learn. Suitable for English language learners at all levels, including experienced English speakers looking for a recap of key language points, English Grammar Guide covers basic, intermediate, and advanced grammar.
There is no stone left unturned when it comes to the English language. All kinds of problems are solved, including tenses, verbs, adverbs, clauses, superlatives, and questions. You are encouraged to spot patterns and sequences in language to see the similarities and develop greater understanding. After swotting up, test yourself with a range of speaking, reading, and writing exercises to see how far you have come.
This essential grammar e-guide is part of DK's English for Everyone series, an exciting and educational self-study course to build up confidence and fluency. Whether you want to improve your grammar for school, study, exams (including TOEFL and IELTS), work, or travel, this is the perfect reading companion.
See inside the eye of a cyclone, witness hailstones the size of tennis balls, and learn how a gentle mountain stream can become a raging surge within a few minutes.
With striking images, models, and illustrations, this visual e-guide offers a unique view of catastrophic weather conditions. From polar regions to the tropics, Eyewitness Hurricane & Tornado shows the effects of nature's most extreme weather.
Discover a bridge that collapsed due to severe gusts of wind, and learn about a tree species in southwest Africa that can survive several years of drought. Along the way you'll uncover historical items that reveal how ancient civilizations predicted the weather as well as the weather-forecasting techniques that have developed over the centuries and the ways in which human activity can cause weather patterns to change.
Part of DK's best-selling Eyewitness series, which is now getting an exciting makeover, this popular title has been reinvigorated for the next generation of information-seekers and stay-at-home explorers, with a fresh new look, new photographs, updated information, and a new "eyewitness feature - fascinating first-hand accounts from experts in the field.
Whether you're trying your hand at painting for the first time or honing your artistic ability, Artist's Painting Techniques is the handiest guide to teach you how to paint.
Starting with the basics such as observational skills and learning how to draw, Artist's Painting Techniques will guide you into working with watercolours, acrylics, and oil paints. Discover everything you need to know about tone, colour, pattern, brushwork, and composition to create your own masterpieces with confidence. Learn a range of key watercolour, acryllic, and oil painting techniques, including laying a flat wash, painting fur, and creating impasto sculptural effects. Embark on exciting artistic exercises and projects to discover your style and grow as an artist.
Follow the fully illustrated step-by-step guides and get inspiring advice and encouragement from practising artists. Kickstart your creativity and develop your own style with Artist's Painting Techniques.
Explore the awesome world of The LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE™. In DK's The LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE Reader (Level 1), find out about the villains of the movie while learning to read fluently and with support.
DK's reading scheme is levelled into stages to help every child progress and become a confident reader. It features engaging and highly illustrated topics with true kid appeal. Narrative spreads are supported with captions and annotations, and a quiz to encourage children to develop comprehension skills.
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