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DK Eyewitness Books Technology

DK Eyewitness Books  Technology Author Roger Bridgman
ISBN-10 9780756669287
Release 1999-10-04
Pages 64
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Packed with superb color illustrations and fascinating facts, this highly informative guide explores all aspects of technology, from ancient artifacts to the latest advances in computer-aided design. Clearly annotated photographs and diagrams give an invaluable insight into the tools, machines,and systems that have shaped the modern world. See how the strength of different materials is measured, the structure of a suspension bridge, how keyhole surgery works, what astronauts eat in space, and how milk bottles have changed shape. Learn which materials pull and which ones push, how engines convert heat intowork, how an airplane flies, how instant coffee is created, and how a ring-pullis made. Discover why glass is a liquid, the difference between inventors and designers, what a CD is made from - and how a CD player works, how science can help protect threatened plant species, and much, much more. Discover the ways technology has transformed everyday life-from the largest structures to the smallest electronic devices.



DK Eyewitness Books Buddhism

DK Eyewitness Books  Buddhism Author Philip Wilkinson
ISBN-10 9780756668303
Release 2003-10-13
Pages 64
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This remarkable book explores the history and practice of Buddhism, beginning with the life of Buddha and continuing to the spread of Buddhism from Asia to the Western world. Beautiful photographs show the rituals, artifacts, and architecture that are important to the Buddhist tradition. See Buddha statues from many different countries and the Dalai Lama’s palace. Learn about the Wheel of Life and what the lotus flower symbolizes. Discover the Four Noble Truths, what life is really like for Buddhist monks, what happens during the Hana Matsuri festival, and much, much more! Explore the teachings and traditions of this ancient religion



DK Eyewitness Books Cowboy

DK Eyewitness Books  Cowboy Author David Murdoch
ISBN-10 9780756669096
Release 2000-05-31
Pages 64
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Here is an energetic and informative look at the workinglives of cowboys from around the world. Spectacular real-life photographs of horses, cattle, branding irons, and lariats offer a unique "eyewitness" view of life on the range. See what an authentic chuckwagon looks like, how an expert ropes a calf, a rodeo rider in action on a wild steer, how a saddle is made, and a Mongolian herdsman lassoing a wild horse. Learn where wild horses and bulls livein France, why cowboys wear chaps, how to tame a bucking bronco, and why a gaucho decorates his belt with silver coins. Discover how Annie Oakley got her nickname, why an Australian saddle has no horn, and how the cowboy''s romantic image influenced music and films, and much, much more! Discover the real-life world of working cowboys from longhorns and lariats to chuckwagons, chaps, rodeos, andranches



DK Eyewitness Books Knight

DK Eyewitness Books  Knight Author Christopher Gravett
ISBN-10 9780756667627
Release 2007-06-25
Pages 72
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Be an eyewitness to the adventurous - and dangerous -life of a knight with DK Eyewitness Books: Knight. Did you know caltrops - nasty spiked objects - were scattered over the ground before battle to injure animals or men who trod on them? Take a look at a knight's life, from young squires learning the trade to weaponry, armour and battle with Eyewitness: Knight.



DK Eyewitness Books Future

DK Eyewitness Books  Future Author Michael Tambini
ISBN-10 9780756682392
Release 2004-08-02
Pages 72
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DK Eyewitness Books: Future is a spectacular and informative guide to the 21st century and beyond. Original photography and artworks illustrate the extraordinary visions of the future of scientists, artists and inventors through the ages, offering a unique "eyewitness" view of a world we are yet to know. See an insect robot learning to walk, a hypersonic plane, a calendar for the next century, a space hotel and a millennium tower that will house 50,000 people. Learn the way genetic engineering will affect future foods, how a spaceship will be driven by antimatter and how large the world's population will be in 2050. Discover how a woman can work a flight simulator with her mind, the medical advances that will prolong life, the cyberpets that will be the companions of the future, and much, much more!



DK Eyewitness Books Desert

DK Eyewitness Books  Desert Author Miranda Macquitty
ISBN-10 9780756668105
Release 2000-05-31
Pages 64
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Warm deserts make up an estimated 1/5 of the Earth's surface and present unique challenges to the creatures, plants, and people that survive the temperature extremes. Desert is a detailed guide to some of the most inhospitable places on Earth, and offers spectacular full-color photographs to give readers an "eyewitness" view of life in the desert. See thestunning sand dunes of the Namib Desert, a Bedouin in full wedding dress, the desert in bloom, a jewel wasp, and a camel's regalia. Learn how sand dunes form, how a few honeypot ants store food for a whole nest in their own bodies, and howa mummy is preserved in sand. Discover why a Tuareg woman never uncovers her face, what makes a dromedary different from a Bactrian camel, the mystery of Timbuktu, and why some desert animals have big ears, and much, much more! Discover the harsh world of hot and cold deserts and the people, plants, and animals that live in them.



DK Eyewitness Books Farm

DK Eyewitness Books  Farm Author Ned Halley
ISBN-10 9780756668075
Release 2000-05-31
Pages 64
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Farming is an integral part of life that has become one of the most valuable and relied upon resources ever. Discover its historical roots and learn about the future of farming in this comprehensive guide. Superb color photographs give the reader a unique "eyewitness" view of farm animals, crops, machines, harvesting, and every other aspect of farming. See all kinds of farm animals, both new breeds and old, a seed drill and a steam threshing machine,a sheep being shorn, an early tractor, a reaper-binder in action, a massive combine harvester, and horses at work. Learn how a cornstack is built, how wheat is separated from chaff, how genetic engineering affects farm animals, when the first plows were made, and what organic farmers do. Discover what silage is, who grew potatoes first, the inventions of the Egyptians, why dibblers walk backward, where corn is stored, what different animals eat, and much, much more! Discover the story of farming plowing, sowing, harvesting and rearing livestock.



DK Eyewitness Books Flight

DK Eyewitness Books  Flight Author Andrew Nahum
ISBN-10 9780756688226
Release 2011-04-18
Pages 72
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Previously published as Eyewitness Flying Machine, this is a spectacular and informative guide to the fascinating world of aircraft. Superb color photographs offer a unique "eyewitness" exploration of the history of flight, and provide a close-up view of the many different kinds of aircraft in use today, from helicopters to hot-air balloons. Learn how a jet engine works, why early wings needed "doping", how to keep an airplane flying straight and level, why modern airliners need pressurized cabins, and much, much more.



DK Eyewitness Books Climate Change

DK Eyewitness Books  Climate Change Author DK Publishing
ISBN-10 9780756643515
Release 2008-06-30
Pages 72
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The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures. An in-depth look at the phenomenon of global warming--what’s causing it, what it might lead to, and what we can do to fight back.



DK Eyewitness Books Fossil

DK Eyewitness Books  Fossil Author Paul Taylor
ISBN-10 9780756667931
Release 2004-08-02
Pages 72
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Here is an original and exciting new look at fossils - the remains of long-vanished animals and plants. Stunning real-life photographs of the spectacular remains of ancient lives offer a unique "eyewitness" view of what fossils are, how they were formed, and how they lived millions of years ago. See pearls that are 50 million years old, a dinosaur''s toe, a troublesome "snake" that was turned to stone, a fossilized human being, and a snail made of precious stones. Learn howfossils are formed, how trilobites have been preserved for 590 million years, where to look for a belemnite, and how fossils helped the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. Discover which are the most precious fossils in the world, where ammonites lived, how big mammoths were, what a devil's toenail looks like, and much, much more.



DK Eyewitness Books Cat

DK Eyewitness Books  Cat Author Juliet Clutton-Brock
ISBN-10 9781465434821
Release 2014-07-01
Pages 72
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From evolution and anatomy to behavior and species, learn all about these fantastic felines in Eyewitness Cat--perfect for kids, whether they love animals or need some homework help. Packed with all the essential information from the previous edition, Eyewitness Cat is now more interactive and colorful than ever with new infographics, statistics, facts, and timelines making the book more engaging and educational.



DK Eyewitness Books Christianity

DK Eyewitness Books  Christianity Author Michael Tambini
ISBN-10 9780756667672
Release 2006-08-21
Pages 72
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DK Eyewitness Books: Christianity will give you an "eyewitness" look into Christian life, beliefs and culture around the world. Discover the different ways Christians worship and pray. See how people celebrate Christian festivals, take a look inside a monastery and find out about the amazing stories in the Bible. Great for projects and general reference, this spectacular and informative guide will tell you everything you need to know about this ancient and modern religion.



DK Eyewitness Books Boat

DK Eyewitness Books  Boat Author Eric Kentley
ISBN-10 9780756668150
Release 2000-05-31
Pages 64
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This superb collection of specially commissioned photographs tells the fascinating story of how and why boats, rafts, and ships have changed over the years. See how a plank boat is constructed, and look at sails from around the world, from the elegant junks and dhows of Asia to the many-masted clippers that sailed the seven seas during the nineteeth century. Learn why the Titanic was though to be "unsinkable," and how it feels to be standing on the bridge of a modern fire ship. From fishermen on kayaks to soldierson galleys, cargo on steamships to sailors on yachts, this book will show you the importance and perils of a life at sea. Boat is a compelling and informative guide to the history and development of boats and ships worldwide. Discover the story of boats and ships from dugout canoes to yachts and supertankers



DK Eyewitness Books Natural Disasters

DK Eyewitness Books  Natural Disasters Author
ISBN-10 9780756652432
Release 2006-03-20
Pages 72
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Spectacular, detailed full-color photographs and illustrations Part of the most trusted nonfiction series among teachers, librarians, andparents 72-page format includes 8 bonus pages full of amazing facts about natural disasters Witness the amazing power of hurricanes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters with this all-new addition to the Eyewitness series.



DK Eyewitness Books Plant

DK Eyewitness Books  Plant Author David Burnie
ISBN-10 9780756673758
Release 2011-01-17
Pages 72
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This is a an original and exciting look at the fascinating natural world of plants. Stunning real-life photographs of flowers, fruits, seeds, leaves, and more offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the natural history of plant anatomy and growth. See the biggest flower in the world, where a seed develops, what the inside of a plant stem looks like, how a flower attracts insects, what a plant's reproductive organs look like, how a dandelion spreads its seeds, and much more.



DK Eyewitness Books Witches Magic makers

DK Eyewitness Books  Witches   Magic makers Author Douglas Hill
ISBN-10 9780756669850
Release 2000-05-31
Pages 64
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Here is an up close and detailed new guide to the mysterious world of witches and wizards who they are and what they do. Stunning full-color photographs of magical tools, costumes, and magic-makers in action provide an unparalleled look into the rich legacy of complex practices that have existedin the world, and which, in some regions, are still very much alive today. Seea catalog of magical amulets and talismans, magic dolls from different cultures, and tools for divining and predicting the future. Learn some simple spells, how magic was practiced in ancient civilizations, and what cruel methods were used to punish witches in medieval times. Discover witches and wizards in mythology and the movies, magic-makers from other cultures around the world, the "craft"of present-day witches, and much, much more. Discover the world of magic andthe history, mysteries, and beliefs of magic-makers around the world



DK Eyewitness Books Weather

DK Eyewitness Books  Weather Author Brian Cosgrove
ISBN-10 9780756667603
Release 2007-06-25
Pages 72
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From hurricanes to droughts - be an eyewitness to Mother Nature's work with DK Eyewitness Books: Weather. Discover everything from why deserts are dry to what makes raindrops grow and how to put together your own weather forecast in Eyewitness: Weather.