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From the Silk Road to the Space Race and beyond, this audiobook for kids captures key turning points in human history. This audiobook brings history alive, exploring major moments of the past in an unforgettable way. You will find out how the Indus Valley civilization came up with the world's first sewage system, the ideals behind the ancient Olympics Games, and what led to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Pioneering activists are also featured, such as Dr Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, and Rosa Parks - incredible people who bravely fought for equality in the society. The audiobook details the deadliest wars, including Roman conquests and World War II. It also follows the story of human exploration and some of the greatest scientific discoveries, such as Newton's laws of motion. Also included are some of the terrible events of human history, such as the sinking of the Titanic, the partition of India, South African Apartheid, and 9/11. Packed with all the key social, political, economical, and technological events that have shaped our modern world, 100 Events That Made History is the book for young history buffs everywhere. © 2016 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2020 DK AudioShow more
Learn something about everything with 13 mind-blowing facts plus a little myth-buster about every topic under (and including) the sun! Everyday objects from cars and skeletons to pianos and chocolate take young readers on an incredible factual adventure. Did you know that one in every four animals on earth is a beetle? Or that white chocolate isn't technically chocolate? 13½ Incredible Things You Need to Know About Everything includes over 1000 facts on 80 different subjects to satisfy a child's thirst for knowledge. Familiar objects - the Earth, a tiger, an Apollo spacesuit, a scorpion - are exploded to reveal their extraordinary insides. Surprising myth-busters give children a wealth of new favourite facts, such as chameleons change colour to stand out, not blend in and that sharks only kill 6 people a year while people kill 100 million sharks a year! This audiobook will draw young listeners into 13½ Incredible Things You Need to Know About Everything and irresistible information will keep them there! © 2017 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2020 DK AudioShow more
Discover the beguiling history of witchcraft, magic, and superstition through the centuries and across the world in this stunningly audiobook. A History of Magic, Witchcraft and the Occult charts the extraordinary narrative of one of the most interesting and often controversial subjects in the world - from ancient animal worship and shamanism, through alchemy and divination to modern Wicca and the resurgence of the occult in 21st-century literature, cinema, and television. Providing listeners with a comprehensive, balanced, and unbiased account of everything from Japanese folklore and Indian witchcraft to the differences between black and white magic, and dispelling myths such as those surrounding the voodoo doll and Ouija, this audiobook explores the common human fear of, and fascination with spells, superstition, and the supernatural. The perfect introduction to magic and the occult, it explores forms of divination from astrology and palmistry to the Tarot and runestones, mystical plants and potions such as mandrake, the presence of witchcraft in literature from Shakespeare's Macbeth to the Harry Potter series, and the ways in which magic has interacted with religion. The most comprehensive history of witchcraft available, A History of Magic, Witchcraft and the Occult will enthral and fascinate you with its lavish, accessible entries, whether you are a believer or sceptic. © 2020 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2020 DK AudioShow more
Listen to the definitive narrative history of the people, politics, and events of the Second World War - the conflict that shaped the modern world. From the build-up to the fighting, through to the reverberations still felt in the aftermath, this is a compelling, accessible, and immediate history of the war, perhaps the most complex, frightening, and destructive event in world history. Discover how deep-seated local fears and hatreds escalated into one vast global conflict that was fought out to the bitter end - from the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party to Pearl Harbour, the D-Day landings, and Hiroshima. And find out how key battles, political and economic forces, individual leaders, and technological advances influenced the course of the war. Packed with fascinating facts and unforgettable first-person accounts, A Short History of World War II is a uniquely accessible account of history's most devastating conflict. © 2020 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2020 DK AudioShow more
An easy-to-listen-to audiobook about the American War of Independence - one of the most important events of Western history - in DK's inimitable style, narrated by Bill Roberts. The Declaration of Independence is one of the most pivotal documents in Western history, along with the Magna Carta and Emancipation Proclamation. Almost two hundred and fifty years after the founding fathers signed the Declaration and heralded the birth of the United States, the story of how America overthrew the British is as meaningful today as when the ink was still wet on the page. This audiobook explains the story of every major military action with comprehensive timelines for every stage of the Revolutionary War. This account also includes revealing first-person accounts by soldiers and civilians, as well as discussion of the treatment of prisoners and what the wars meant for women, Native Americans and African Americans. The American War of Independence: A History brings the drama of the Revolutionary War to life with DK's unique compelling narrative. © 2016 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2019 DK AudioShow more
A complete visual guide to the universe. Take a look through the lens and discover the beauty and science of the magnificent world that is our night sky - and beyond. From the 150km- (93 mile-) -wide impact craters on the Moon to Jupiter's Great Red Spot, a swirling storm that started in the 1600s, learn all about the history of astronomy. Find out about astronomical phenomena and take a tour of the Solar System. This easy-to-follow audiobook also explains the science behind the wonders of the sky. Featuring no-nonsense advice on how to observe the skies using the naked eye, binoculars, and telescopes, Astronomy is the perfect guide for keen amateur astronomers, as well as a great reference book for the whole family. Ian Ridpath is an award-winning writer, broadcaster, and lecturer on astronomy, having previously worked at the University of London Observatory. A fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, he is the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy and Norton's Star Atlas, which is considered by many to be the amateur astronomer's bible. He has written or edited more than 40 books, including several standard guides to the night sky, and many articles on astronomy. © 2018 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2020 DK AudioShow more
A journey through more than 3,000 years of combat, including Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain. From the fury of the Punic Wars to the icy waters of Dunkirk, relive more than 3,000 years of world-changing combat with this guide to the most famous battles in history, including a foreword from TV presenter and historian Sir Tony Robinson. This military history book takes you on a journey through the battlefields of history, from the ancient world to the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and beyond. Maps, paintings, and photographs reveal the stories behind more than 90 of the most important battles ever to take place, and show how fateful decisions led to glorious victories and crushing defeats. From medieval battles and great naval battles to the era of high-tech air battles, key campaigns are analysed in detail - the weapons, the soldiers, and the military strategy. Famous military leaders are profiled, including Alexander the Great, Napoleon, and Rommel, and crucial arms, armour, and equipment are explained. Whether at Marathon, Agincourt, Gettysburg, or Stalingrad, Battles that Changed History takes you into the thick of combat and shows how kingdoms and empires have been won and lost on the battlefield. © 2018 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2020 DK AudioShow more
Meet the brash peacock who flew to heaven, the demon serpent, bumbling flying elephants, or even an evil, shape-shifting jinn, on your journey through this delightful story book. Beautifully and imaginatively retold, Birds and Beasts, a retelling of classic Indian folktales and lore will make a fantastic addition to your library. These stories come from every corner of the country - from the Hitopadesha, Kathasaritsagara, and Puranas to the Quran and Janamsakhis. Some have been drawn from oral tales from Ladakh, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, and Uttarakhand, and also include tribal folklore from the Santal and Khasi tribes. Sourced from classic texts and collections of folk tales that date as far back as the 11th century, stories in Birds and Beasts: Enchanting Tales of India - A Retelling range from the unusual to the familiar. They are bound to stir the imagination of every child! This title is the second in a series - the first being Mischief & Magic, a collection of magical tales from across India. © 2020 Dorling Kindersley; 2020 DK AudioShow more
Listen as Gordon Griffin narrates Books That Changed History, telling you all about the most famous books of all time while marvelling at the stories behind them. Over 75 of the world's most celebrated, rare, and seminal books are examined and explained in this stunning audiobook. Books That Changed History is a unique encyclopedia spanning the history of the written word, from 3000 BCE to the modern-day. Chronologically showing the evolution of human knowledge and the changing ways in which books are made. Discover incredible coverage of history's most influential books including the Mahabharata, Shakespeare's First Folio, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Penguin's first ever paperbacks. From Darwin's groundbreaking On the Origin of Species to Louis Braille's conception of the Braille system that we still use today, these are world-famous books that have had the biggest impact on history. Every book is presented with fascinating biographies of those who created them. Books That Changed History gathers dictionaries, diaries, plays, poems, treaties, and religious texts into one stunning celebration of the undisputed power of books. Featuring a foreword written by James Naughtie. © 2017 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2019 DK AudioShow more
Let's take a trip back in time to meet the bewitching beasts and magical monsters of ancient mythology and legendary folklore from all over the world. This best-selling title for children covers classic myths and lesser-known legends, retold through fascinating characters and enticing text. Origins of the historic tales, hidden meanings, and shared themes are explored and explained for younger readers. The Children's Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters reveals an amazing world of mythology and magic. Listen to the fantastical tales and visit the enchanting lands, with stories from as far and wide as Africa, China, Egypt, Greece, Japan, and New Zealand. Expect the epic adventures of brave heroes, bloodthirsty beasts, and the battle between good and evil. Come face to face with spooky shapeshifters, monsters of the deep, Norse gods, fire-breathing dragons, and much more. Enriched with beautiful sound design, from howling werewolves to a Trojan battle, this is truly the stuff of legends, with tales to last a lifetime. © 2015 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2020 DK AudioShow more
Introduced with more than 90 biographical entries that trace the friendships, loves, and rivalries that inspired each musical genius and their work. Profiles offer revealing insights into what drove each individual to create the musical masterpieces - symphonies, concertos and operatic scores - that changed the direction of classical music and are still celebrated as masterpieces today. The audiobook introduces the key influences, themes, and working methods of each individual, setting their works within a wider historical and cultural context. Charting the development of classical music and music movements across the centuries, Composers provides a compelling glimpse into the personal lives, loves, and influences of the giants of the classical music canon. © 2020 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2020 DK AudioShow more
Learn all about - Ada Lovelace and the world's first computer programme - Helen Keller and how she overcame her disabilities - Harriet Tubman's inspirational life and work - in this children's biography. Discover the inspiring story of Ada Lovelace, one of the world's first computer scientists! In 1833, Ada Lovelace met mathematician Charles Babbage, inventor of calculating machines. She went on to devise a way of inputting data into Babbage's Analytical Machine, and in doing so became the first ever computer programmer. In this biography audiobook for 7-11 year olds, learn all about Ada Lovelace's intriguing life, including her talent for languages and mathematics, and her fascination with science. In this kids' biography, discover the inspiring story of Helen Keller, who overcame the odds by learning to understand and communicate with the world. Helen Keller lost her sight and hearing due to an early childhood illness and spent the first 6 years of her life unable to interact with other people. She remained isolated from the outside world until Anne Sullivan came to work as her teacher. In this biography audiobook, learn all about Helen Keller's amazing life and achievements - how she learned to read Braille and speak, go to college, write books, and ultimately revolutionize the world through her activism on behalf of the deaf and blind. Discover the inspiring story of Harriet Tubman, a fearless activist and abolitionist who helped guide many slaves to freedom. Born into slavery in the 1820s, Harriet Tubman would later run away and help scores of other African American slaves escape to freedom in the North, using the ''Underground Railroad''. A nurse, scout, and advisor during the American Civil War, Harriet co-led the Combahee River Raid, in which 700 slaves were liberated. After the war, Harriet became involved in women's suffrage, or the right to vote, and opened a retirement home for sick and elderly African Americans. Learn all about Harriet Tubman's fascinating life, the hardships she endured, the people she helped and rescued, the battles she fought, and how this American icon of strength continues to inspire so many people today. 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; Nancy Castaldo; Libby Romero; Kitson Kazynka © 2020 DK AudioShow more
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