Dk Eyewitness Books The Amazon

Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781465435668
Size: 57.84 MB
Format: PDF
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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 Books Technology

Author: Roger Bridgman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756669286
Size: 74.88 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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: 61.10 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 Africa

Author: Yvonne Ayo
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756657857
Size: 69.11 MB
Format: PDF
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Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the peoples of a vast and mysterious continent. Superb color photographs offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the people, houses, tools and artifacts of African cultures and civilizations. See the gold of King Kofi-Karikari of the Asante, a priest''scostume made of bird''s feathers, a traveler''s magic charm, the flywhisks and crowns of the Obas of Nigeria and the incredible distorted masks of the Bamileke of Cameroon. Learn how bronzes were made by the lost-wax process, about the journey of a slave from Africa to North America, how elephants were trapped by hunter-gatherers, what life in a compound is like and how much metal would buy a wife.Discover what ulani warriors and their horses wore into battle, how a thatched house is built, the mysteries of the secret societies and how gourds are carved.And much, much more!

Dk Eyewitness Books Knight

Author: Christopher Gravett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756667623
Size: 10.90 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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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

Author: Michael Tambini
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756682398
Size: 41.17 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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 Farm

Author: Ned Halley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756668077
Size: 62.90 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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 Cowboy

Author: David Murdoch
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 075666909X
Size: 57.92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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 Flight

Author: Andrew Nahum
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756688221
Size: 38.11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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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 Desert

Author: Miranda Macquitty
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756668107
Size: 65.54 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.