Dk Eyewitness Books The Amazon

Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781465435675
Size: 46.68 MB
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Applying the award-winning Eyewitness formula to the subject of the largest and most bio-diverse tract of tropical rain forest in the world,Eyewitness: The Amazon profiles this incredible habitat — including the birds, animals, and insects that live there to the nine South American countries it extends across. This uniquely beautiful illustrated guide dives into the beauty and diversity of the Amazon: the rain forest and the river; its flora, fauna, and life cycles; and the people who live in the region.

Dk Eyewitness Travel Guide

Author: David Bowden
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1405318015
Size: 44.89 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Your holiday starts the moment you open the guide � "The best guide available. Packed to the brim with colour photos, maps and essential information." Amazon Reader review. Malaysia beckons with an astounding mix of lush rainforests, gorgeous beaches and precipitous mountains, and this latest volume in the award-winning Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Travel Guide series covers every aspect of this fascinating country. Nature lovers can swim with colourful fish off the shores of numerous islands or spot orangutans and other exotic jungle-dwellers in Sarawak. Using the unique cutaway maps and 3D models explore the ultra-modern skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur and Singapore which overwhelm the colonial buildings still found in the centre of both metropolises. Full-colour maps, city plans, thematic tours and walks enable you to explore the capital and the regions in depth. Whether discovering the slopes of Mount Kinabalu or shopping in Kuala Lumpur, the Eyewitness Guide to Malaysia and Singapore is indispensable. Winner of the Guardian & Observer �Best Guide Books' Award and Wanderlust Magazine Silver Award 'Top Guidebook'

Dk Eyewitness Books Technology

Author: Roger Bridgman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756669286
Size: 73.51 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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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

Author: Philip Wilkinson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756668301
Size: 42.17 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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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 Guides Buddhism

Author: Philip Wilkinson
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1405344636
Size: 28.87 MB
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Ever wondered exactly what role the Dalai Lama plays in both Buddhism and the rest of the world, why Buddhists shave their heads or why the practises of Buddhism have become so popular in Western culture? Discover the fascinating history and teachings of this influential and ancient religion as well as artefacts, manuscripts and photographs. Suitable for key stages 2 and 3.

Dk Eyewitness Travel Guide Brazil

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Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756695694
Size: 48.97 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Now available in PDF format. Brazil evokes images of Carnaval, skillful soccer teams, the sounds of bossa nova and samba, and Brazilians of all ages swaying across the white sands of Ipanema and Copacabana in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brazil leads you straight to the very best this vibrant country has to offer. This complete travel guide for Brazil includes street-by-street neighborhood maps of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, unique cutaway illustrations, floor plans, and reconstructions of must-see sights, plus 3-D aerial views of the key areas to explore on foot. You'll also find detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets in this fully updated and expanded guide. Insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Brazil, from the pristine island resorts of Sao Paulo to the thundering Iguazu Falls to the Amazon rain forest; to colonial towns, remote villages, and Brasília's Modernist architecture. Practical travel information will help you get around by train, bus, or car. Discover the authentic spirit of this lively Latin American nation with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brazil.

Dk Eyewitness Books Future

Author: Michael Tambini
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756682398
Size: 16.13 MB
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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

Author: Miranda Macquitty
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756668107
Size: 68.68 MB
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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 Travel Guide Brazil

Author: DK Travel
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241344034
Size: 33.46 MB
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With superb photography, illustrations and maps, this easy-to-use travel guide will lead you straight to all the best things to do in Brazil, one of the most enthralling countries in the world. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Brazil will show you the amazing array of sights that this country has to offer, from idyllic sandy beaches, tropical islands, the lush Amazon rainforest, the vast Pantanal wetland and the stunning Iguaçu falls to colonial Salvador or Modernist Brasília and the exciting cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Learn about Brazil's diverse peoples, music, capoeira, Carnaval and cuisines. Follow tips on samba schools, wild life spotting, shopping, getting around and the best places to eat and stay.

Dk Eyewitness Books Cat

Author: Juliet Clutton-Brock
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 075666795X
Size: 10.67 MB
Format: PDF
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Here is an exciting and informative guide to the extraordinary world of cats, both wild and domestic. Superb color photographs of large and small cats, and theart and artifacts they have inspired, offer a unique "eyewitness" view that covers the subject from tooth to claw. See a jaguar swimming, a cat that can outrun a car, a cat with a curly coat, a leopard that has lost its spots, the cat worshiped by the ancient Egyptians, a caracal''s tufted ears, and a black panther stalking its prey. Learn why cats need whiskers, how cats purr, how the Manx cat lost its tail, why a lick form a friendly lion could skin you alive, why a lion has a mane, and why a tiger is striped. Discover how cats communicate, why catsplay with prey, why cats eat grass, how and why a tomcat marks his territory, how cats find their way home, why the black cat has been both persecuted and pampered, why cats are said to have nine lives, and much, much more. Discover the fascinating world of cats - their evolution, behavior, and secret lives.