Dorling Kindersley

  • Si quelques femmes, comme Cléopâtre, Jeanne d'Arc ou Marie Curie sont universellement reconnues, nombreuses sont les anonymes qui, ouvrières, scientifiques, artistes ou engagées dans l'action politique, ont contribué, souvent dans l'ombre, à faire avancer nos sociétés.
    Cet ouvrage propose de partir à la rencontre de ces pionnières qui, à travers les époques et les continents, ont osé prendre leur place dans la société et faire entendre leur voix avec courage et détermination.
    Présenté de manière chronologique, ce livre comporte aussi de nombreux focus thématiques sur tous les domaines dans lesquels les femmes se sont illustrées (les arts, les sciences, la littérature, la politique... mais aussi des domaines que l'on croyait réservés aux hommes comme la piraterie ou la guerre !).
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    Un livre indispensable pour comprendre le rôle clé que les femmes ont joué dans l'histoire.

  • De tout temps, de grandes théories ont façonné notre monde : réformes sociales, économiques, fiscales... la politique influe sur de nombreux aspects de notre vie quotidienne. Politiques vous en propose un décryptage. Écrit dans un langage à la portée de tous, Politiques offre au lecteur des explications claires et concises, complétées par: des schémas reflétant des théories complexes , des citations qui ont fait date dans l'histoire des sciences politiques , des illustrations attrayantes qui facilitent notre compréhension de cette science , des encadrés soulignant le cheminement des théoriciens incontournables des sciences politiques, comme Aristote, Thomas d'Aquin, Rousseau, Gandhi ou Simone de Beauvoir. Pour tout novice, étudiant ou expert, cet ouvrage regorge d'informations qui aident à décrypter l'actualité politique.
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  • Un très beau livre original à la fabrication premium qui offre un écrin à des histoires glaçantes, des affaires palpitantes, des personnages diaboliquement intelligents, séducteurs, fondamentalement cruels...
    Une immersion dans l'univers des crimes et délits à travers l'histoire !

    Que sait-on du tueur du Zodiac ? Qui a « vendu » la tour Eiffel ? Comment les yakuzas sont-ils organisés ? Escroqueries, braquages ou meurtres, ce livre retrace plus de cent affaires criminelles qui ont défrayé la chronique dans le monde entier.
    Le grand livre des crime est un ouvrage de référence qui porte un nouveau regard sur d'authentiques histoires et sur la criminologie. Des pirates aux tueurs en série, des bandits de grands chemins aux cyber-prédateurs, chaque chronique explore l'esprit de célèbres criminels, ainsi que notre système judiciaire.

  • Pourquoi le passage au cinéma parlant a-t-il bouleversé les techniques du cinéma ? En quoi les films de la Nouvelle Vague reflètent-ils la contre-culture des années 1950 et 1960 ? Comment le scénario de Pulp Fiction défie-t-il les codes du genre ?
    Ce livre passionnant se lit comme une épopée à travers un siècle de création cinématographique. Des premiers films muets aux derniers films spectaculaires de science-fiction, en passant par l'âge d'or du film en noir et blanc et les innovations esthétiques de l'après-guerre : les auteurs de cet ouvrage ont retenu une centaine de films majeurs pour leurs qualités esthétiques mais aussi l'influence qu'ils ont exercée sur la création cinématographique postérieure. Comédies, thrillers et westerns, grosses productions hollywoodiennes ou films d'auteur, cette sélection fait la part belle à tous les courants du cinéma et les chefs-d'oeuvre salués par la critique laissent également la place à des pépites ignorées - à découvrir sans plus attendre.
    A travers ce vaste panorama cinématographique, c'est un siècle d'évolution politique, sociale et culturelle qui est éclairé par le prisme des plus grands chefs d'oeuvres du cinéma.

    Cet ouvrage offre au lecteur une vision claire et concise des plus grands films et de leur influence :
    - des citations inspirantes.
    - des synopsis détaillés.
    - des affiches originales et de nombreuses affiches et photos.
    - des chronologies qui replacent chaque film dans le contexte de son époque.
    - des encadrés biographiques sur les cinéastes incontournables, de Chaplin à Spielberg, en passant par Godard ou Fellini.
    - un glossaire définissant les termes importants du cinéma et de la critique cinématographique.

  • An epic guide to the most intrepid mountaineers in history Written in association with the Royal Geographical Society and The Alpine Club, Mountaineers tells the story of the pioneers who first conquered the giddy heights of our planet. Full of great tales of endurance and perseverance, more than 100 of the top mountaineers are profiled, from Hannibal to Hillary. Share in their triumphs and tragedies from the comfort of your living room as journal extracts and neverbeforeseen photographs and maps from the unpublished archives of the RGS and The Alpine Club help recreate historyyes'>#39;s greatest ascents.

    Mountaineers introduces you to a host of intriguing characters, from the Brits who insisted on hauling cases of vintage champagne up to Everest base camp in 1924, to the Italian Duke of the Abruzzi who took 10 iron bedsteads up Alaskayes'>#39;s Malaspina glacier. Along the way youyes'>#39;ll also find out about the important scientific discoveries that have shaped the course of human history and enjoy accounts of great bravery, fellowship and good humour in the face of adversity, all making Mountaineers a fascinating read for anyone with a spirit of adventure.

  • Anglais 100% Me

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    As kids grow up and reach puberty, their bodies start to change and develop; they’re bound to have all kinds of questions – but what exactly is happening?

    From growth spurts to sex education this straight-talking but fun guide to how girls and boys grow up will tell your child everything they need to know. Packed with cool graphics, quizzes and loads of answers to common questions, they’ll find out what to expect as their mind and body changes.

    With a funky boy or girl jacket, it’ll appeal to everyone

  • All the big ideas, simply explained - an innovative and accessible guide to economics Bring economics to life with The Economics Book, an essential guide to more that 100 of the big ideas in economic theory and practice covering everything from ancient theories right up to cutting-edge modern developments.

    From Aristotle to John Maynard Keynes and beyond, all the greatest economists and their theories are featured and the innovative graphics, step-by-step summaries and mind maps help clarify hard-to-grasp concepts.

    The Economics Book is perfect for economic students and anyone who has an interest in how economies work.

  • Anglais ABC

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    The best-selling My First series - now brighter, bolder and better! Available in ebook(PDF) format Make A, B, C as easy as can be with My First ABC Board Book. Packed with bright, lively pictures and large, simple text, this is an ideal book to stimulate recognition and encourage talking and naming. Chunky format and hardwearing pages are great for little hands.

  • Discover how things are made and work with this first reference for young readers and writers, in eBook format Help your child take an incredible look at the way things are made and how they work with this fantastic fact-packed encyclopedia which shows and explains everything.

    They'll discover how the human body stays alive, what keeps a plane in the sky, why fireworks go 'bang', the amazing process that makes a plant grow, and much, much more.

    Full of bite-sized facts, curiosity quizzes and special weird-or-what features kids will love getting their teeth into, there's lots to see and explore. Perfect for homework or just for fun. Go ahead; let your child find out more about our incredible world!

  • Take your child on an incredible journey through our Solar system and beyond with this first reference for young space explorers.

    Discover all about our galaxy from how big it is and where it is, to how it was formed, then explore our amazing planets together. Find out why astronauts get taller when they're in space. Where the biggest mountain in the Solar System is and even how a mysterious black hole forms.

    Packed with curiosity quizzes, 'weird-or-what' boxes and out-of-this-world facts kids love getting their teeth into, there's lots to see and explore. Perfect for homework or just for fun. Go ahead, let your children's imagination blast off into the cosmos

  • Fun activities and FREE stickers and seed collecting envelopes to encourage your budding young gardeners There's always something new and fun for your child to do in the garden! Help them learn about growing plants and projects to enjoy with these easy-to-follow ideas.

    They'll grow perfect plants from tiny seeds, make a colourful window box and create a garden of plants that thrive in the dry. Then use the FREE stickers and seed collecting envelopes to label plants and organise themselves in the garden (seeds not included). Plus, spiral binding makes it easy for them to keep their page.

    Get back to nature together and have fun indoors or out

  • Diving dolphins, amazing belugas and massive blue whales! Plunge into the ocean and meet some of the most amazing animals on Earth. See whales "fly" through the water, a spotted dolphin and the fearsome "wolf of the sea". Packed with fantastic facts and dramatic, atmospheric photography, Eyewonder Dolphins and Whales is great for homework and projects or just for fun

  • An illustrated phrasebook in the slimline format that has proved so successful for the Eyewitness Travel Pocket guides and maps. The perfect survival guide for everyday situations, with all the essential phrases interspersed with illustrated wordlists, making it easy to learn and remember key words.

    The book is arranged thematically and key phrases are broken down into simple building blocks, so you can make up a variety of sentences from the same basic model. Each word and phrase is accompanied by a simple pronunciation guide and "You may hear" boxes give advice on what to listen out for. Commonly used expressions and words are listed on the cover flaps and there is a two-way dictionary at the back of the book for reference.

  • A practical entry-level guide to Strategic Management, following the established editorial style and tone of the Essential Managers series.

  • A complete illustrated guide to yoga by leading teachers from the world-renowned Sivananda Yoga Vedanta School , in eBook format Achieve a strong, flexible body, mental alertness and inner serenity through the practice of yoga with the Sivanada Yoga Vedenta School.

    You'll learn classic yoga poses for all levels following clear step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions and pick up invaluable tips on what not-to-do. Find well-rounded yoga programmes of 20, 40 and 60 minutes aimed at beginners, intermediate and advanced students so you can practice at home.

    Plus, find out the essential roles of meditation and breathing exercises and learn strategies to develop powers of concentration. With in-depth advice on a healthier diet, including more than 40 delicious recipes

  • The all-important first year - expert advice from the world's leading website for parents, Babycentre Produced with Babycentre - the world's leading parenting website - this up-to-the-minute guide to your child's first year, combines expert advice from health professionals with shared experience, suggestions and tips from parents, taken from the Babycentre online community.

    Covering all the essentials for your baby's first year, with a special focus on the most frequently discussed topics on Babycentre, from sleep to solids. Find out what to expect at every stage, with inspiring advice on bonding and practical care to keep your child happy and healthy, including an invaluable medical section.

    Packed with all the information and options you need to make informed choices about what suits you and your baby through the first incredible months of life - from sleeping and feeding to crying and healthcare.

  • If you want to workout at home effectively but don't have the time, find out how by following this home workout, in eBook format Forget gyms, expensive kit, and hours of punishing fitness regimes; choose from a range of 15-minute Pilates, Yoga and Abs Workouts, Back Exercises and Strength-Training programmes and get your body tip top in no time. Clear at-a-glance photos show you exactly what to do and demonstrates a choice of workouts to suit your fitness needs and mood. A total fitness package - exercising at home has never been easier or quicker!

  • The management guide that gives you the skills you need to succeed Managers at any level must master a wide range of business and personal skills in order to succeed. Originally published as part of the Essential Managers series, The Book of Management covers everything you need to know to perfect 10 core management skills, all in one place.

    Tables, illustrations and 'In Focus' panels on what to do in any situation, plus real-life case studies demonstrate how to maximise the benefits of creative management for yourself, your staff and your clients, conceive new ideas, develop new products and implement new practices. Completely versatile; read The Book of Management cover-to-cover, or dip in and out of topics for quick reference.

  • Delicious and easy 30-minute suppers for the everyday cook Hearty and filling meals, quick puddings, brilliant suppers in a jiffy: here are 90 favourite quick and easy recipes that use readily available ingredients and are simple to cook.

    From Caesar salad to chocolate-dipped fruit, find inspirational ideas for quick-fix family suppers and easy entertaining. Discover how to make delicious dishes that are healthy too. Packed with tips, techniques and step-by-step instructions to take the stress out of everyday cooking.

  • A new classic recipe bible Just learning to cook? Or are you a cook looking to learn new techniques? This step-by-step guide to cooking is invaluable. Cook Step-By-Step will help explain unfamiliar techniques and guide you through crucial parts of recipes and provide reassurance.

    Choose from 300 dishes, and get to grips with the step-by-step sequences for snacks starters and mains - subdivided into fish, meat, and meat-free dishes - as well as delicious desserts and baking.

    With reliable recipes, from internationally renowned cookery teacher and food writer Anne Willan, this will allow you to cook classic recipes perfectly and with confidence.

  • This is the only needlecraft bible that covers everything you need to know The Needlecraft Book has more than 450 step-by-steps that demonstrate the key techniques of knitting, crochet, embroidery, needlepoint, patchwork, appliqu, and quilting with detailed photography and plenty of instructions.

    It demonstrates how to use the latest equipment and craft material and demystifies the terminology of needlecraft and patterns; as well as giving readers the confidence to master basic skills and progress to more challenging techniques.

    Tapping into the ever growing crafting trend, and packed with handy "galleries" of more than 160 popular stitches and patterns, The Needlecraft Book is perfect for every budding crafter.

  • Offers an interactive look at science for kids. This title teaches your children about twenty seven 'Big Ideas', from atoms to net force, that help them to connect the dots between what they observe and what they understand. It helps them learn about why

  • Anglais Swords

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    The ultimate record of swords through the ages, in e-book format From knives and daggers to bayonets and axes, a cutting-edge guide to over 300 of the most important edged weapons from the last 5,000 years. Discover revealing features on twenty 'iconic' swords from the short gladius of the Roman Legionary to the North American Bowie knife.

    You'll learn all about legendary warriors and witness the cut-and-thrust of deadly sword duels. Find out about how weapons were made and where, plus admire ceremonial weapons, made for display, not war.

    Meet famous warriors through history and the weapons they used, from the finely crafted swords of the Japanese samurai to the brutal bayonet of the World War I infantryman. It's the essential visual history of swords.

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