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An accessible guide to the key milestones in Black history, culture, and society across the globe - from the ancient world to the present. Discover the rich and complex history of the peoples of Africa, and the struggles and triumphs of Black cultures and communities around the world. With profiles of key people, movements, and events, The Black History Book brings together accounts of the most significant ideas and milestones in Black history and culture. This vital and thought-provoking audiobook presents a bold and accessible overview of the history of the African continent and its peoples - from the earliest human migrations to modern Black communities and the African diaspora. The Black History Book brings to life the stories of the early kingdoms of Ancient Egypt, Nubia, and Carthage; the powerful empires of the Medieval and Early Modern eras; and the struggle against European colonizers. Black history and culture beyond the African continent is also explored in detail - including the Atlantic Slave Trade; the quilombos (slave resistance camps) of Brazil; the Harlem Renaissance and Jazz Age; the 'Windrush' migration; Civil Rights and Black feminist movements; and Black Lives Matter. The Black History Book examines the achievements and struggles of Black communities across the world up to the modern day, as well as the influence of Black cultures on art, literature, and music the world over. Contributor: David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster, and filmmaker. His most recent TV series include Empire (BBC 2), Black and British: A Forgotten History (BBC 2), and the BAFTA Award-winning Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners (BBC 2). David is also the author of Black and British: A Forgotten History, which was awarded both the Longman-History Today Trustees' Award and the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize. He writes for The Guardian and is a columnist for The Observer and BBC History Magazine.Show more
An inspiring collection of DK audiobooks focused on Black history. Discover the obstacles that many Black people faced on the way to making groundbreaking accomplishments. You'll find out how they created lasting change and paved the way for future generations. This fantastic resource pack for teachers and students is the perfect companion to support the teaching of Black history. In this DK box set you'll receive: - Life Stories: Harriet Tubman - Life Stories: Nelson Mandela - Life Stories: Katherine Johnson - Life Stories: Martin Luther King, Jr. This collection features four DK Life Stories biographies of influential trailblazers in Black history. Meet Dr Martin Luther King and his role in the Civil Rights Movement in America using non-violent protest and Katherine Johnson, the famed NASA mathematician, featured in the award-winning 2016 film Hidden Figures. Delve into the life of Harriet Tubman, who was born into slavery and became a fearless activist who helped guide many slaves to freedom. Lastly, explore Nelson Mandela's legacy, who went from freedom fighter during Apartheid to being the first democratically elected president of South Africa.Show more
Baffled by Buddhism? Confused by Catholicism? Mystified by Mysticism? World Religions can lift the cloud surrounding the main faiths of the world. Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Buddhism and many more key faiths are explained clearly; providing detailed insight into the key practices and figures of each religion, this is perfect for those beginning their exploration into faith, or for those just needing a quick reference tool. World Religions details the beliefs from modern Scientology to the world's oldest faith - Zoroastrianism - and everything in between. John Bowker was Dean of Trinity College, Cambridge from 1984 to 1991 and is currently a Fellow of Gresham College, London and Honorary Canon of Canterbury Cathedral. He is also Adjunct Professor of Religion at North Carolina State University. © 2006 John Bowker © 2020 DK AudioShow more
Learn all about Albert Einstein and his famous scientific theories in this children's biography. In this kids' biography, follow the remarkable life story of Albert Einstein, whose legendary genius and creative imagination made him one of the world's most famous thinkers. Albert Einstein is known as one of the most brilliant people in history. His many theories and discoveries changed the way scientists think and work, and the way in which we look at and understand things. Learn all about Einstein's family and education, his travels and troubles, and the special compass he was given as a young boy that first set him on the path to questioning the world around him. This new biography series from DK goes beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history's most interesting people. An age-appropriate text to create an engaging audiobook children will enjoy listening to. This is the one biography series everyone will want to collect. © 2019 Wil Mara © 2020 DK AudioShow more
A dazzling account of Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family. A magnificent tribute to the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and a celebration of the British royal family. This audiobook is a stunning guide to the world's most famous royals, from the Queen's Norman predecessors to her great-grandchildren. It features events such as the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and profiles on key people such as Princess Diana and Prince Harry. This new edition is revised to include the most recent events and milestones, such as the retirement of the Duke of Edinburgh, the birth of Charlotte, Louis, Archie, and other new family members, Harry and Meghan's wedding, and their decision to step back as senior members of the royal family. This audiobook examines the Queen's life in detail from her childhood to today, but also goes back through more than 1,000 years of history to tell the story of the House of Windsor and the entire succession of kings and queens of England and Scotland. This is the perfect book for fans of the Queen and royal family, fans of the Netflix series The Crown, or anyone interested in the history of the British monarchy. © 2021 Dorling Kindersley © 2021 DK AudioShow more
In this kids biography, discover the inspiring story of Nelson Mandela, who became the first black president of South Africa after spending 27 years in prison. In 1964, Nelson Mandela was sentenced to a lifetime in jail. His crime? Attempting to overthrow a government that openly discriminated against its black citizens. After spending 27 years behind bars, Mandela was released, allowing him to continue his struggle for equality in South Africa-and to become the country's first black president. In this biography audiobook for kids ages 8-11, learn all about Mandela's incredible life, his fight against apartheid, and how he helped bring peace to his nation. This new biography series from DK goes beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history's most interesting people. An age-appropriate text to create an engaging audiobook children will enjoy listening to. This is the one biography series everyone will want to collect. © 2019 Stephen Krensky © 2020 DK AudioShow more
A celebration of the beauty, history, and culture of America's National Parks The USA's national parks truly are places of wonder: staggering landscapes of jaw-dropping dimensions and incredible diversity where you can stand on the very edge of civilization. They are the earth's breathing spaces; precious places to conserve nature and wildlife for future generations. And they are playgrounds filled with countless places to hike, camp, climb, swim, and paddle, where you and your family can create lifelong memories of freedom and wide-open spaces. USA National Parks: Lands of Wonder is a celebration of these magnificent parks - packed with inspiring ideas for your next adventure, whether you want to be alone amid the vast and haunting wilderness of Alaska's Denali Park or get up close to the teeming tropical wildlife of Florida's Everglades. All 62 national parks are covered, showcasing what makes each one unique, with maps, facts and figures, things to do, and when and where to experience it at its best.Show more
An accessible guide to more than 95 of the most important discoveries and theories in the history of biology. Why do bees know how to dance? Where do plants get sugar? How do animals know their mothers? Who discovered germs? The science of biology is the story of our quest to understand the living world and explain how its organisms work and interact - whether microbes, mushrooms, or mammals. In answering these and many other questions, we've discovered the mechanics of plants, animals, and the human body; explored the mysteries of DNA and genetic inheritance; and learned how to develop vaccines that control diseases. Written in plain English, The Biology Book is packed with short, pithy explanations of more than 95 momentous ideas in science, from cell theory to evolution by natural selection. Themed chapters explore key areas of the life sciences including ecology, zoology, and biotechnology, tracing the history of scientific thought and introducing the scientists who shaped the subject, such as Carl Linnaeus, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Charles Darwin, and Gregor Mendel. Coverage of topical issues such as cloning, neuroscience, human evolution, and gene editing brings the story right up to date. Unpick complex theories, demystify biological processes, and enjoy the illuminating quotes that make the ideas and discoveries memorable to enhance our understanding of the science. Whether you're new to the subject, a budding botanist or molecular scientist, an avid student of the living world, or keen to keep up with and understand current ethical and scientific debates, The Biology Book is for you. © 2021 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2021 DK AudioShow more
This is the definitive story of one of the longest and most controversial conflicts in US history. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this authoritative history of the Vietnam War examines its people, politics, events, and lasting effects from a global perspective. A Short History of the Vietnam War is both an all-encompassing showcase of every aspect of the conflict, from the struggle for civil rights to the treatment of prisoners. Detailed descriptions of events, from Operation Passage to Freedom to the evacuation of the US embassy in Saigon, are enhanced by eyewitness accounts giving you a truly immersive look at this controversial conflict. A Short History of The Vietnam War shows exactly how battles and decisive moments unfolded, along with an insight into the roles of significant individuals including Henry Kissinger, General Thieu, and President Nixon. A powerful gift for the military enthusiast, A Short History of the Vietnam War is a stirring record of the suffering, sacrifice, and heroism that occurred in America's bloodiest conflict of the 20th century. Published in association with the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex - including the National Museum of American History (Armed Forces Division). The Smithsonian consultants are Dr. F. Robert van der Linden, Curator of Air Transportation and Special Purpose Aircraft, National Air and Space Museum; Dr. Alex M. Spencer, Curator of British Military Aviation and Flight Material, National Air and Space Museum; and Jennifer L. Jones, Chair, Armed Forces Division, National Museum of American History. © 2021 Dorling Kindersley © 2021 DK AudioShow more
An encyclopedia of poetry containing 150 poems to inspire a love of poetry in every child. A gorgeous introduction to poetry for children, featuring poems about everything from science, sports, and space, to friendship, family, and feelings. This thoughtfully crafted anthology is perfect for children new to verse and for young poetry fans seeking out new favorites. Explore poetry from a diverse selection of contemporary and historical poets, covering a broad range of topics--from personal subjects like emotions and family, to the wonders of the natural environment. Carefully selected works encourage children to see the poetry in everything and to embrace the beauty of their everyday lives. Poems are complemented by detailed timelines and interesting facts about the topics covered, ensuring that the poems are not just entertaining, but relevant, topical, and informative. Prompts inspire children to create their own poetry, and devices like rhyme, repetition, and alliteration are introduced and explained in a fun and accessible manner. Dr Sylvia Vardell teaches graduate courses in children's and young adult literature at Texas Woman's University. She has published ten books on literature and over 100 journal articles for teachers, librarians and parents. Her current work focuses on poetry for children, including her nationally recognized blog, PoetryforChildren. She currently chairs the ALA Children's Literature Legacy Award committee. She serves on the Executive Committee of the International Board on Books for Young People and co-edited their international journal of children's literature, Bookbird.Show more
Learn all about Leonardo da Vinci and his creative genius in this children's biography. Discover the inspiring story of Leonardo da Vinci, the artist, inventor, and engineer of the Italian Renaissance... Leonardo was a creative genius who wanted to understand how things worked. This audiobook traces his life, from his birth in a hilltop village near Florence, Italy, through to his work as a painter, sculptor, and engineer. Leonardo made hundreds of drawings and paintings, including the Mona Lisa - probably the most famous painting in the world. Learn how Leonardo made detailed sketches of the human body and designs of parachutes, helicopters, and armoured tanks - many years before the technology existed to build them. This new biography series from DK goes beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history's most interesting people. An age-appropriate text to create an engaging audiobook children will enjoy listening to. This is the one biography series everyone will want to collect. © 2020 Stephen Krensky © 2020 DK AudioShow more
Learn all about Florence Nightingale and her revolutionary nursing work in this children's biography. In this biography, discover the fascinating story of Florence Nightingale, who cared for British soldiers during wartime as the ''Lady of the Lamp.'' Florence Nightingale was a pioneer of nursing at a time when women were discouraged from working outside the home, especially in the field of science. She saved many lives both on and off the battlefield through implementing a new standard of medical care, and by leading groups of nurses to improve conditions. In this biography book for kids ages 8-11, learn all about the inspiring story of Florence Nightingale - social reformer, statistician, and mother of modern nursing who bucked the social norms of her day and changed the world. This new biography series from DK goes beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history's most interesting people. An age-appropriate text to create an engaging audiobook children will enjoy listening to. This is the one biography series everyone will want to collect. © 2019 James Buckley Jr © 2020 DK AudioShow more
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