Discover the secrets of long life from centenarians around the world, and explore the 10 simple but meaningful adaptations you can make to what and how you eat to follow in their footsteps. You may not be able to change your genes, but you can transform your diet. Learn how to make smarter choices about foods that can reduce your risk of certain diseases and lessen the effects of others--including profiles of 20 longevity "wonderfoods" and how to cook them for maximum nutritional benefits. A four-week eating plan, with 60 nutrient-packed recipes, reinforces and guides you through the dietary transition; after just 28 days you'll feel renewed and revitalized, and inspired to continue your new healthy eating habits. Use this newfound knowledge in tandem with details on how each part of your body changes as you age and which nutrients you need to support overall health. Eat Better, Live Longer is your passport to longevity.
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Timelines of History begins with the emergence of our earliest African ancestors and takes the reader through the history of cultures and nations around the world to arrive at the present day-the beginning of a new millennium. A dynamic, layered timeline zooms in and out of time, speeding up or slowing down to keep pace with the size and scope of events.
Building on the success of DK's previous military history titles, Military History is the definitive guide to the evolution of battlefield technology. From the siege towers and catapults employed by ancient invaders to the unmanned drones and stealth bombers used by today's modern armed forces, Military History explores in detail the weapons, armor, vehicles, and other hardware that have made the difference in the heat of battle time and again.
Military History is organized chronologically and divided into seven chapters, each covering a specific period characterized by a key military technology. The bulk of the book consists of catalogs of weapons, armor, and equipment, organized by era and type. It also includes features on iconic weapons, famous battles, and narrative overviews that chronicle the impact of changes in military technology.
As part of DK's award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series, The History Book uses infographics and images to explain key ideas and themes. Biographies of key leaders, thinkers, and warriors, from Julius Caesar to Barack Obama, offer insight into their lives and further historical insight into these world-changing episodes.
The History Book makes the past 4,000 years of history accessible and provides enlightenment on the forces that shaped the world as we know it today, for students and history buffs alike.
A new title in DK's successful "Big Ideas, Simply Explained" series, this book on science and the history of science looks at topics such as why Copernicus's ideas were contentious, how Galileo worked out his theories on motion and inertia, and what the discovery of DNA meant. The Science Book covers every area of science--astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, math, and physics, and brings the greatest scientific ideas to life with fascinating text, quirky graphics, and pithy quotes.
Go on the ultimate LEGO adventure and meet every single LEGO Minifigure character, from the Punk Rocker and Lawn Gnome to the DJ and Pirate Captain, plus the exciting new characters from The LEGO Movie, scheduled for release in February 2014.
Inside you'll find character biographies and fun LEGO facts, not to mention information on each Minifigures' personality, its likes and dislikes, and real-world information behind its creation.
Enhanced with fun animations to bring readers closer than ever to the LEGO Minifigures world, the LEGO Minifigures Character Encyclopedia: LEGO Movie Edition is a must-have for any LEGO fan.
With an extensive photographic catalog of more than 400 dog breeds, organized by to FCI groupings, each profile describes the breed's uses and character, lists compatible owner traits, and shares fascinating facts about the breed's origins.
Dog owners, breeders, and fans will also learn about canine anatomy and body systems; instinct and behavior; how dogs interact with humans; and the essentials of good care.
The Dog Encyclopedia gives expert advice on equipment, handling, exercise, play, feeding, grooming, and breeding. Basic dog training is also covered, and an invaluable section on health will enable you to identify problems quickly and know exactly what to do in an emergency.
Using easy-to-follow graphics and artworks, succinct quotations, and thoroughly accessible text, The Economics Book makes abstract concepts of money and trade concrete.
The Economics Book includes innovative ideas from the history of economics, from Thomas Aquinas' rules of markets and morality to Jeffrey Sachs' theories on international debt relief. Learn about the earliest ideas in economics, such as property rights and the function of money, and progress to present-day economic thought, from explanations on economic bubbles to the relationship between economics and the environment.
The Economics Book includes:
- More than 100 key ideas and principles in economic thought, from antiquity to present day
- Brief biographies and context boxes to give the full historical context of each idea
- A reference section with a glossary of economic terms and a directory of economic thinkers
The clear and concise summaries, graphics, and quotations in The Economics Book will help even the complete novice understand the fascinating world of economic thought.