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How Food Works

How Food Works Author DK
ISBN-10 9781465466686
Release 2017-05-09
Pages 256
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An easy-to-understand visual guide to the facts of food and nutrition. A nutritionist in a book that explains key concepts about food and what makes it good or bad for you, How Food Works brings the science of food to life. Through a highly visual approach that uses bold infographics, explore the good, the bad, the confusing, and the trending world of food. Discover what an antioxidant is, find out what a superfood does to your body, and learn why it is dangerous to reheat rice. Covering a wide variety of topics, from dieting to gluten intolerance, How Food Works debunks common food myths, explains nutrition, covers the food groups, and looks into organic vs. processed foods. Follow the history of food production and free-range farming, how food is transported, and what "sell by" dates really mean. How Food Works is a completely comprehensive guide that will help readers understand the underlying biological effects of everyday foods through scientific evaluation, revealing the powers of different types of food and drinks.



How Food Works

How Food Works Author DK
ISBN-10 9780241354704
Release 2018-05-03
Pages 256
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How Food Works is your own friendly nutritionist, on hand to debunk common food myths and give you the answers to those pressing questions with easy-to-swallow information. Today's media is full of new discoveries about food - red wine is good for your heart, caffeine will raise your blood pressure - but is there a biological basis to these claims? How Food Works reveals the facts behind your food, evaluates the benefits of superfoods and antioxidants, and explores behind-the-scenes of modern food production. Delve into the science behind diets including gluten-free and veganism, as well as the benefits of different diets from around the world. Understand what actually makes food organic, how important sell-by dates really are, and how much salt you should actually be eating. Get the answers to dozens more niggling food questions in How Food Works.



How Money Works

How Money Works Author DK
ISBN-10 9781465478047
Release 2018-04-03
Pages 256
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A user-friendly guide to understanding key financial concepts, How Money Works takes a highly visual approach to this topic, using bold infographics with clear, jargon-free text to make finances and economics easy to understand. How Money Works looks at how governments control money, how companies make money, how financial markets work, how individuals can maximize income through investments, and much more. Hundreds of terms are defined, along with the essential basics of financial systems, from the definition of a bond to using cryptocurrencies, managing debt, avoiding online fraud, and how crowdfunding works. Plus, readers can follow the history of currencies, from bartering to Bitcoin, and see how money makes the world go 'round. Whether readers are looking to start a small business, invest in the stock market, or just understand the basics of economics, How Money Works is a completely comprehensive guide that will help them make sense out of their dollars.



How Money Works

How Money Works Author DK
ISBN-10 9780241354667
Release 2018-04-05
Pages 256
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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.



How Business Works

How Business Works Author DK
ISBN-10 9780241354711
Release 2018-05-03
Pages 352
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Defines and explains the key concepts behind business, finance and company management. With the right knowledge, business does not have to be difficult. Do you know the difference between profit margin, gross profit and net profit? What is cash flow or a limited company? How Business Works answers hundreds of questions and is an invaluable reference for anyone wanting to learn about business. This unique guide explains complex business concepts using simple, easy-to-understand language while defining hundreds of business terms such as stocks and shares, limited companies, partnerships and bond issues. Essential know-how is offered on everything from starting a small business to marketing your company and building your teams. No other business book explains the subject visually and in such a concise and immediate manner.



How the Body Works

How the Body Works Author DK
ISBN-10 9781465478078
Release 2018-04-03
Pages 256
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A bold, accessible, illustrated guide that delivers real scientific information on how the body works with a healthy side of fun facts and trivia. If you've ever searched the Internet for information on that odd rash on your arm, advice to help you get the best night's sleep, or tips for staying healthy during cold and flu season, you know there is skill to sorting fiction from scientific fact. How the Body Works uses clear, easy-to-understand graphics and illustrations to demystify all the complex processes that keep our bodies alive and thriving -- from the basic building blocks of the body, our cells -- to skin, muscles, and bones and the ways in which our many parts work together. Learn about the senses, how we read faces and body language, nutrition and immunity, the brain, sleep, memory, dreams, and much more. Each chapter takes you through a new body system and includes surprising facts like "there are no muscles in the fingers and toes" and "by the time you finish reading this sentence, 50 million of your cells will have died and been replaced." With How the Body Works, you'll understand the how and why as well as be wowed by the astonishing ways our bodies work.



The Story of Food

The Story of Food Author Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
ISBN-10 146547336X
Release 2018-05
Pages 360
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The stories and history behind the individual foods we eat--from salt to sushi and rice to salami--beginning with the early efforts of humans in their quest for sustenance and culminating in today's diverse culinary landscape. This glorious visual celebration of food in all its forms reveals the extraordinary cultural impact of the foods we eat, explores the early efforts of humans in their quest for sustenance, and tells the fascinating stories behind individual foods. With profiles of the most culturally and historically interesting foods of all types, from nuts and grains, fruits and vegetables, and meat and fish, to herbs and spices, this fascinating culinary historical reference provides the facts on all aspects of each food's unique story. Feature spreads shine a spotlight on influential international cuisines and the local foods that built them. The Story of Food explains how foods have become the cornerstone of our culture, from their origins to how they are eaten and their place in world cuisine. The Story of Food is packed with sumptuous and evocative images that create a feast for the eyes, while the stories intrigue, surprise, and enthrall, making it the perfect gift for food lovers, cooks, gourmets, and history lovers with a penchant for food.



Eat Better Live Longer

Eat Better  Live Longer Author DK
ISBN-10 9781465477651
Release 2018-06-01
Pages 224
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Sixty nutrient-packed recipes, an eating plan, and profiles of 20 longevity "wonderfoods" that show you how to choose what to eat--and how to eat--to help you live a long, healthy life. Discover the secrets of long life from centenarians around the world, and explore the 10 simple but meaningful adaptations you can make to what and how you eat to follow in their footsteps. You may not be able to change your genes, but you can transform your diet. Learn how to make smarter choices about foods that can reduce your risk of certain diseases and lessen the effects of others--including profiles of 20 longevity "wonderfoods" and how to cook them for maximum nutritional benefits. A four-week eating plan, with 60 nutrient-packed recipes, reinforces and guides you through the dietary transition; after just 28 days you'll feel renewed and revitalized, and inspired to continue your new healthy eating habits. Use this newfound knowledge in tandem with details on how each part of your body changes as you age and which nutrients you need to support overall health. Eat Better, Live Longer is your passport to longevity.



The Science of Cooking

The Science of Cooking Author Stuart Farrimond
ISBN-10 9781465470799
Release 2017-09-19
Pages 256
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Get answers to all your cooking science questions, and cook tastier, more nutritious food using fundamental principles, practical advice, and step-by-step techniques. Where does the heat come from in a chili pepper? Why is wild salmon darker than farmed? Does searing meat really "seal in" the juices? A good recipe goes a long way, but if you can master the science behind it, you'll be one step ahead. Using full-color images, stats and facts through infographics, and an engaging Q&A format to show you how to perfect your cooking, The Science of Cooking brings food science out of the lab and into your kitchen. Topics include meat and poultry, seafood, dairy, pulses and grains, fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, baked goods, and more, making it perfect for perfecting everyday cooking as well as for special meals.



Success The Psychology of Achievement

Success  The Psychology of Achievement Author DK
ISBN-10 9781465463913
Release 2017-01-03
Pages 224
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Success: The Psychology of Achievement is a dynamic infographic guide that equips you with the tools you need to drive yourself toward success, whether you are seeking improvement in your career, relationships, or in your overall performance. Give your confidence a boost, master your resources, and raise your self-awareness with proven psychological strategies and expert advice. From positive thinking to work-life balance to learning how to say no, the lessons learned from this guide are tailored to your personal situation through questionnaires and self-analysis exercises. Infographic illustrations and diagrams make the information comprehensible, and quick, practical pointers enable you to apply techniques immediately. Grounded in scientific study, psychological expertise, and practical advice, Success: The Psychology of Achievement can help you improve your effectiveness and transform your future.



How Science Works

How Science Works Author Dorling Kindersley
ISBN-10 0241287278
Release 2018-03
Pages 256
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Answering all your burning scientific questions, from what it means to be alive to why things explode, How Science Works explains science facts throughout amazing diagrams and infographics. Unlock the secrets of the universe, such as whether a robot takeover is possible, and marvel at the surprising simplicity of gravity. Dazzle your friends and family with answers to their everyday science questions such as; why do sirens change pitch as they pass by? How do planes stay in the air? Plus many more! Learn how to explain the mind-boggling concepts that eluded you at school, all the way through to more recent fascinating topics such as the discovery of the Higgs Boson- this really is science made simple.



Heads Up Money

Heads Up Money Author DK
ISBN-10 9781465465849
Release 2017-03-09
Pages 160
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Making a difficult topic easier to comprehend, Heads Up Money offers big ideas, simply explained, for teen readers. From the change in your pocket to online shopping, money is everywhere. Economics can't be ignored, and Heads Up Money explores the larger questions and concerns around it using clever graphics and engaging text. Heads Up Money helps young readers make sense of the global marketplace, financial risks and gains, and free trade. With easy-to-understand explanations of economic theory, this introduction to a difficult and sometimes confusing subject is written with young readers in mind, and it is structured around key questions like "What is economics?", "Who is making the money?", and "What is the wage gap?" In Heads Up Money, finances are explained with graphics and diagrams, covering theories and concepts from all areas of economics, including the market, supply and demand, industrialization and capitalism, multinationals, currencies, and more. Study what inflation is and what it means for an economy, figure out how stocks work, find out why we pay taxes, and learn why banks can't just print more money. Young readers will learn about money in ways that relate to their lives and personal finances with advice they can immediately put into practice, including saving money and learning how to save for the future. Heads Up Money answers the fundamental basic questions of money and economics in an approachable and visible way for teens.



The Science of Food

The Science of Food Author Marty Jopson
ISBN-10 9781782438632
Release 2017-09-07
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In this fascinating and easily digestible book, The One Show's resident scientist Marty Jopson takes us on a mouth-watering tour of the twenty-first century kitchen and the everyday food miracles that we all take for granted. Ever wondered what modified starch is and why it's in so much of the food we buy? What do instant mash and freeze-dried coffee have in common? What's the real truth behind the five-second rule? And as the world population grows and the pressure on agriculture to produce more cost-effective and sustainable products increases, what could the future hold for both farmers and consumers? From mindboggling microbiology to ingenious food processing techniques and gadgets, The Science of Food takes a look at the details that matter when it comes to what we eat and how we cook, and lays bare the science behind how it all works. By understanding the chemistry, physics and biology of the food we cook, buy and prepare, we can all become better consumers and happier cooks!



The Illustrated Cook s Book of Ingredients

The Illustrated Cook s Book of Ingredients Author DK
ISBN-10 0756676738
Release 2010-10-18
Pages 544
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The ultimate 'show and tell' reference to ingredients from around the globe, The Cook's Book of Ingredients showcases fresh food and explains how to get the best out of it. Get expert information that tells you which varieties of ingredients are best, and how to buy, store, and eat them. Flavor Pairings give you a helping hand by listing complementary ingredients, and more than 250 Simple Classic key-ingredient recipes, such as Peach Melba and Pesto, complete the journey from field to plate. The Cook's Book of Ingredients stimulates readers to try new foods and more about their favorites. This is an invaluable reference for food lovers and cooks intent on making the most of all the ingredients available today.



How the Body Works

How the Body Works Author DK
ISBN-10 9780241354681
Release 2018-04-05
Pages 256
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How The Body Works is a fascinating exploration of the weird and wonderful processes that occur within the human body, often without us knowing. Understand how our bodies keep us alive and thriving and get to the bottom of such niggling questions as why we get dizzy, why we get butterflies in our stomachs, and why we get jetlag! How The Body Works is a bold and accessible visual guide to every aspect of how the human body and brain works, combining the science of human anatomy books with beautiful images. Enjoy this enlightening resource that covers everything from skin to bone and even the psychology of dreams and emotions.



How to Be Good at Science Technology and Engineering

How to Be Good at Science  Technology  and Engineering Author DK
ISBN-10 9781465479709
Release 2018-06-05
Pages 320
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With a visual approach to the STEM subjects, this book makes science easy to understand and shows kids how things work. From molecules and magnetism to rockets and radio waves, How to Be Good at Science, Technology, and Engineering makes complex scientific concepts simple to grasp. Dynamic, visual explanations break down even the trickiest of topics into small steps. Find out how a hot-air balloon rises, how erosion flattens mountains, how light waves zip through space, and how the human eye sees colors. Cool illustrations show the application of science in the real world: see how microchips, tractors, and suspension bridges work. "Try it out" boxes suggest ways children can see the science for themselves. Hands-on projects feature fun experiments to try at home or school: polish up old coins in vinegar, make an erupting volcano with baking soda, learn about different types of solutions, and more. With STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects ever more important in today's technological world, here is the perfect book to inspire and educate kids and prepare them for the future. All core curriculum areas of science are covered, including physics, biology, chemistry, earth science, and space science.



How Psychology Works

How Psychology Works Author DK
ISBN-10 9780241360422
Release 2018-06-07
Pages 256
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Explore the human mind and understand the science behind how people think and act in a wide variety of everyday situations with this brand-new visual guide to applied psychology. Using straightforward definitions and clear, striking visuals, this book makes the workings of the brain easy to understand and shows what happens when things go wrong, with information on disorders such as anxiety and paranoia, as well as explanations of the different therapies that are used to treat them, from CBT to psychoanalysis, group therapy to art therapy. How Psychology Works explains hundreds of psychological terms clearly and simply, such as neurosis, psychosis, psychopathy, self-efficacy, flow, human factors, and false memory syndrome. It also includes an introduction to the different approaches psychologists use to understand how we behave and think and a detailed look at how the brain influences behavior and psychological health. With its combination of bold infographics and clear, easy-to-understand text, this book explores and explains the various approaches that psychologists use to study how people think and behave, such as behaviorism, cognitive psychology, and humanism, and shows how these approaches can be applied to real-world situations. With examples from the workplace to the sports field, the courtroom to the classroom, How Psychology Works shows how psychology plays a huge role in all of our lives and offers a greater understanding of what influences behavior, thoughts, and feelings in a variety of environments and scenarios.