DK Publishing has a long history of producing high quality and visually engaging educational books and other materials on a variety of subjects. I still have the later edition of their Chronicle of the 20th Century in my library which presented the history of the last century through short, newspaper style articles and photographs that provided the reader with an immersive perspective of the time.
DK is still producing valuable educational products for both hardcopy and Kindle readers. With many of their ebooks, you’ll probably want to download Kindle for PC to accommodate the full-page color graphics but that’s a free download that can help to integrate the experience of these materials with the rest of the web.
Many of DK’s Kindle titles are currently available for $1.99 for a limited time and are definitely worth checking out. Here are just a few that are now available for quick download on Amazon.
Natural History (DK Definitive Visual Encyclopedias)
A wonderful visual guide to Earth’s natural history and wildlife including rocks and minerals, flora and fauna, from large animals to microscopic organisms. This book features galleries of over 5,000 species and has been updated to cover new discoveries in the 11 years since it was first published. Natural History is written and maintained by natural history experts from around the world.
Cultural Treasures of the World: From the Relics of Ancient Empires to Modern-Day Icons
Features the unique stories behind more than 200 treasured and even revered objects from countries and cultures all over the world.
“From the Bust of Nefertiti to the Benin Bronzes, and the Altamira cave paintings to Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, these artefacts and artworks are revered for their beauty, artistry, or historical significance – and often all three at once. Discover how and why they were created, unravel the hidden meanings and symbolism they contain, and learn about the cultural legacy they have left behind.”
The Beginner’s Photography Guide: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Manual for Getting the Most from Your Digital Camera
Sharpen your skills and learn everything you need about how take better photos, from technical aspects such as image exposure and photo enhancement to examples of great composition.
The Beginner’s Photography Guide is actually written for beginners and has been updated with the latest technology and creative styles.
How Food Works: The Facts Visually Explained
Part of the How Stuff Works series
What are the benefits of red wine? Is caffeine dangerous? Get authoritative answers to your questions about food and nutrition based on science and presented from a biological perspective. How Food Works includes a wealth of information about the nutrition of the foods you eat and the truth behind such things as superfoods and antioxidants and goes behind the scenes to explain modern food production.
How to Start Your Own Business: The Facts Visually Explained
Part of the How Stuff Works series
How to Start Your Own Business is a visual guide that provides you with all the information you need on how to get your startup running and make it stand out.
Find out how to identify your customers, build your own brand, what problems to look out for and how to manage your time most effectively when running a business and pursuing life as an entrepreneur.
You can find these and other educational titles from DK Publishing on Amazon.com.
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