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Achieving excellence as a manager requires a broad skillset. The Essential Manager's Handbook is packed with practical, no-nonsense advice covering everything you need to know about acquiring and developing management skills.
Jam-packed with information on all the key management skills including leadership, negotiation, effective communication and maximising performance, The Essential Manager's Handbook is the indispensable guide to effective management. With key quotes, bright visuals, and breakdowns by subject, The Essential Manager's Handbook is accessible and easy-to-use.
Understand how to deal with challenges with advice from experts and step-by-step instructions to help you gain valuable management skills for life.
Just discovered you're pregnant? Feeling a little bit lost? The Pregnancy Encyclopedia has the answers to all your questions, including the ones you haven't even thought of yet.
From early pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness to having a baby and breastfeeding, The Pregnancy Encyclopedia covers everything that you need to know. Top experts in the pregnancy field offer up encyclopedic knowledge on every topic from trying for a baby right through to caring for your newborn up to 3 months and everything in between, including pregnancy symptoms. The Pregnancy Encyclopedia is set out in an accessible question-and-answer format so you can find the answer to your burning questions, including information on morning sickness, c-sections, breastfeeding, baby clothes and even a due date pregnancy calculator.
The Pregnancy Encyclopedia is the trusted back-up you need at one of the most important times in your life.
This is a new edition of this ultimate cookbook for curry-lovers.
Take your taste buds on a global curry adventure. Invite top chefs, writers and cooks into your kitchen, from Vivek Singh (The Cinnamon Club), Das Sreedharan (Rasa Restaurants) to David Thompson (Nahm) and they'll share their secrets for authentic, taste-tingling curries that are easy to create at home. Learn how to make authentic dishes like Thai green jungle curry, chicken makhani and South African bunny chow. You'll discover which ingredients make each dish special, and follow step-by-step techniques that make every recipe clear.
This updated edition comes with 20 brand new recipes with new step-by-step sequences. Tried and tested by experts using readily available ingredients and exquisite flavours - red hot results are guaranteed every time.
The amazing slime recipes in this book are sometimes gross, sometimes sparkly, sometimes smelly, but ALWAYS loads of fun. More than 30 innovative recipes, using inexpensive, accessible, and safe ingredients, will teach you everything you need to know about how to make slime.
Customize incredible Halloween and Christmas-themed slime, set off a slime avalanche, and create slime from unexpected everyday ingredients such as banana and even toothpaste! Every project is easy to follow, with clear step by step instructions and photographs, and spectacular final images to show you how your slime should look. Recipe variations provide an opportunity to put your own fun twist on the activities, and science information boxes explain the STEM behind the slime.
Children will adore making and playing with these super slimes, and getting involved in the trend which has taken the internet by storm. Warning - playing with this squidgy, gloopy, gooey substance is seriously addictive, no matter how old you are!
From Confucius and Plato to Karl Marx and Noam Chomsky, this book brings together more than 100 illustrated biographies of the world's great philosophers. Introduced with a stunning portrait of each featured philosopher, the biographies trace the ideas, friendships, loves, and rivalries that inspired the great thinkers and influenced their work, providing revealing insights into what drove them to question the meaning of life, and come up with new ways of understanding the world and the history of ideas. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and paintings of philosophers, their homes, friends, studies, and their personal belongings, together with pages from original manuscripts, first editions, and correspondence, this book introduces the key ideas, themes, and working methods of each featured individual, setting their ideas within a wider historical and cultural context. Charting the development of ideas across the centuries in both the East and West, from ancient Chinese philosophy to the work of contemporary thinkers, Philosophers provides a compelling glimpse into the personal lives, loves, and influences of the great philosophers as they probed into life's "big ideas".
Trace the epic history of World War 2 across the globe with more than 100 maps. Includes a foreword by Peter Snow, broadcaster and historian. In this stunning visual history book, purpose-made maps tell the story of the Second World War from the rise of the Axis powers to the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and beyond. Each map is rich with detail and graphics, helping you to chart the progress of key events of World War II on land, sea, and air, such as the Dunkirk evacuation, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the D-Day landings, and the siege of Stalingrad. As well as purpose-made maps, historical maps from both Allied and Axis countries offer unique insights into the events. There are also timelines to help you follow the story as it unfolds, while narrative overviews explain the social, economic, political, and technical developments at the time. Fascinating, large-scale pictures introduce topics such as the Holocaust, blitzkrieg, kamikaze warfare, and code-breaking. Written by a team of historians headed by Richard Overy as consultant, World War II Map by Map examines how the deadliest conflict in history changed the face of our world. It is perfect for students, general readers, and military history enthusiasts.
A fascinating new history of art, this gloriously illustrated book reveals how materials, techniques, and ideas have evolved over the centuries, inspiring artists to create their most celebrated works. Covering a comprehensive array of topics, from the first pigments and frescos to linear perspective in Renaissance paintings, the influence of photography, Impressionism, and the birth of modern art, The Story of Painting follows each step in the evolution of painting over the last 25,000 years, from the first cave paintings to the abstract works of the last 100 years. Packed with lavish colour reproductions of paintings and photographs of artists at work and the materials they used, it also focuses on key paintings from each period to analyse the techniques and secrets of the great masters in detail. Immerse yourself in the pages of this beautiful book and find yourself dazzled by new colours; marvel at the magic of perspective; wonder at glowing depictions of fabric and flesh; understand cubism; and embrace abstraction. It will transform your understanding and enjoyment of paintings forever.
Take a journey through the fascinating story of fractions, numbers, patterns, and shapes in order to better understand the complex world we live in. Continuing the "Big Ideas" series' trademark combination of authoritative, clear text and bold graphics to chart the development of maths through history, the book explores and explains some of the most complex and fascinating mathematical subjects. Delve into everything from the mathematical ideas and inventions of the ancient world such as the first number systems, magic squares, and the Chinese abacus, through to the developments in mathematics during medieval and Renaissance Europe, to the rise of group theory and cryptography more recently. This diverse and inclusive account of mathematics will have something for everybody- for those interested in the maths behind world economies, secret spies, modern technology and plenty more, taking readers around the world from Babylon to Bletchley Park. Tracing maths through the Scientific Revolution to its 21st-century use in computers, the internet, and AI, The Maths Book uses an innovative visual approach to make the subject accessible to everyone, casual readers and students alike.
Our world is an amazing place. It's full of rivers, mountains, animals, and too many other amazing places to count. But that's not all. There's also families, friends, music, technology, language, games, and all other things that make life wonderful. This exciting children's book is a celebration of our world and what it's like to live in it. Unlike an atlas, this encyclopedia of discovery will entertain, educate, and inspire readers to wonder about the world around them. On one page they'll read about their body and brain, on another they'll learn about languages, sporting events, or the environment, and on others, they can marvel at wonders of the Earth such as fiery volcanoes, sprawling cities, or a place called "The Chocolate Hills". My Very Important World allows readers to delight in discovering where the coldest place on Earth is, how many languages there are, why they sometimes feel scared, and much, much more. There's a big wide world out there - so turn the pages to explore it.
The only science encyclopedia for children you'll ever need, with amazing photography that shows and explains how chemistry, physics, and biology work. Watch as mixtures merge and matter changes state. Discover how some chemical changes can be reversed, yet others can't, and why some reactions go with a bang! See bacteria at work in the world around us, and even inside the human digestive system. Understand the tricks that light plays and unlock the secrets of electricity to find out how it powers the bulbs in your home. Whether it's elements, evolution, or energy, the world of science is brought to life by stunning photographic explanations that answer the biggest and smallest questions about our Universe. Packed full of astounding close-up images, Explanatorium of Science is the ultimate guide to how the world works, explaining every aspect of science from gigantic galaxies to tiny cells and miniscule atoms.
This playful preschool maths book will unleash your child's curiosity as they play their way through 20 amazing maths projects. Perfect for kids ages 3 to 6, Look I'm a Maths Wizard is full of activities to show young readers just how much fun maths can be. Children will discover that maths is in the world all around us and that they already have the tools they need to be magical maths wizards: an inquisitive mind, unlimited imagination, and super senses. Each step-by-step activity is hands-on and practical to encourage budding mathematicians to use their senses as they explore essential early years maths topics. They will discover the magic of numbers with number bugs, investigate addition by creating a hungry adding robot, learn about subtraction by playing skittles, craft 3D shape aliens, and even make a repeating pattern fruit wand. Covering a comprehensive range of maths topics, from counting and numbers, to shape and size, and measurements and time, this is the perfect first maths book. Every fun project features a mixture of bright photography and charming illustrations that support the easy-to-follow activity instructions. These brilliantly hands-on activities support Early Years and Key Stage One maths curriculums taught in schools. Look I'm a Maths Wizard gives little readers the opportunity to do what they do best: imagine, create, learn, problem solve, and play their way to maths magic!
Spin through the LEGO (R) NINJAGO (R) world with this fascinating visual guide. Discover NINJAGO City with Lloyd, Kai, Cole, Jay and Nya and meet their dragons and foes, including the Vermillion and Sons of Garmadon. Explore the amazing sets, vehicles, mechs and weapons. Look around the S.O.G. headquarters, examine the awesome Ninja Nightcrawler and Destiny's Bounty, and learn all about the art of Spinjitzu. Discover how the awesome LEGO NINJAGO sets and minifigures are created in the Expanding Worlds chapter, which features concept art and an interview with the LEGO NINJAGO design team. With the LEGO NINJAGO: Visual Dictionary, you will find out everything there is to know about the LEGO NINJAGO world. The book comes with an exclusive LEGO NINJAGO minifigure! (c)2019 The LEGO Group.
Discover how to develop your pottery design skills and bring your ideas to life from start to finish. Covering every technique from throwing pottery to firing, glazing to sgraffito, this pottery book is perfect for both handbuilding beginners and potting pros. Step-by-step photographs - some from the potter's perspective - show you exactly where to place your hands when throwing so you can master every technique you need to know. Plus, expert tips help you rescue your pots when things go wrong. The next in the popular Artist's Techniques series, this book is the ideal companion for pottery classes of any level, or a go-to guide and inspiration for the more experienced potter looking to expand their repertoire and perfect new skills. With contemporary design and ideas, Complete Pottery Techniques enables the modern maker to unleash their creativity.
Welcome to the world of the Fingerlings! Zoe and Boris the bouncy monkeys, Gigi the bubbly unicorn, Marge the bookworm sloth and all their friends are excited for you to join their adventures. This super-fun activity book is packed with puzzles, games and more than 500 stickers. The perfect book for Fingerlings fans. Fingerlings are mini interactive pet robots that curl around a user's finger and come to life when played with, responding to touch, motion and sound. Each Fingerling comes with over 40 sounds and animations, including blinking eyes, monkey arms that grip, and more.
Explore the lives and achievements of more than 85 of the world's most inspirational and influential scientists with this innovative and boldly graphic biography-led book. The second title in DK's new illustrated biography series, Scientists profiles trailblazing individuals from Greek mathematicians, such as Archimedes and Pythagoras, through physicists of the early 20th-century, such as Marie Curie and Albert Einstein, to modern greats such as Stephen Hawking and Tim Berners-Lee. Each featured individual has made a major contribution to one or more scientific fields, from physics and astronomy to chemistry, biology, psychology, and from genetics and computer science to geology and palaeontology. Combining elements of biography, history, and analysis, Scientists Who Changed History explains the groundbreaking contributions made by these revolutionary men and women in a clear and informative way.
From the mighty mammoths and deserts of ice to early explorers and polar survival, come face to face with one of Earth's greatest resources: ice. With captivating CGIs, illustrations, and photography, DK's Ice will take readers on an epic journey from the ice age to modern day, exploring how icy worlds are created, how creatures live in these harsh environments and the impact of climate change. Learn about early humans and how they survived in one of the most hostile environments on Earth, the tragic and treacherous journeys of early polar explorers, how icy landscapes develop and change, and meet the animals who make these frozen lands their home. Detailed annotations explore the place of ice on our planet and how we and other animals survive and interact with it. Ice is the perfect companion for any reader who wants to discover frozen worlds and the creatures that make them their home.
Snuggle up and share this magical Christmas story about a little girl who dreams of meeting Santa on Christmas Eve. With Santa's sleigh flying across a glittering moon, it's the perfect Christmas gift book for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Featuring the most beautiful winter wonderland scenes of a moonlit Christmas Eve, sumptuous silhouettes, and a charming rhyming story, this fun to read bedtime board book captures the excitement of the night before Christmas. A little girl and her teddy go out in their snowy, moonlit garden, looking for Santa. Along the way, they meet playful fox cubs, Mrs Owl, and Mr Cool Cat, and wish them all goodnight. Soon the little girl learns that Santa only comes when you're fast asleep and tucked up in bed. Can she still find a way to wish him goodnight? Goodnight Santa is a delightful first story to share with very young children, and a wonderful Christmas picture book to treasure. Little ones will love the sparkly festive cover and the heart-warming Christmas story.
Make the most of fresh produce all year round with more than 200 homemade soup recipes organised by season. The Soup Book is packed with plenty of nourishing recipes for every season. Try winter warmers such as parsnip and apple soup or French onion soup, enjoy a light summer lunch of chilled cucumber soup with dill, and make a hearty borscht or pumpkin soup in autumn. The recipes are organised first by season, and then by ingredient, so you can easily find the ideal soup to suit the fresh ingredients you have to hand. Featuring recipes from Raymond Blanc, Dan Barber, Alice Waters, and other supporters of The Soil Association, The Soup Book offers plenty of recipe ideas and inspiration to fill your bowl. Each recipe is accompanied by freezing times so that you can prepare your favourite recipes to enjoy later. This updated edition features brand-new and updated photography to accompany the book's refreshed design. Make hearty, wholesome, and healthy soups all year round with The Soup Book.
This new edition of the fan-favourite, best-selling title 30 Years of WrestleMania (pub. 2014) brings the story of the biggest event in the WWE calendar bang up to date with 32 pages of brand-new content. Ever since the first ever WrestleMania, in March 1985, this annual, week-long, sold-out event has attracted hundreds of thousands of sports entertainment fans from all over the world. WrestleMania is where every WWE Superstar wants to make his or her name. WWE Champions such as John Cena, Ronda Rousey, Rey Mysterio, Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Shawn Michaels, Trish Stratus, and Lita have all found WrestleMania the perfect showcase for their incredible talents. 35 Years of WrestleMania allows sports entertainment fans to relive, or discover, all the most exciting matches, celebrity appearances, and controversies in this premier event's storied history. The key, historic matches of every Wrestlemania are explored in depth. Spectacular full-colour photographs from WWE's own archive-many never seen before-superbly capture WrestleMania's unrivalled glamour, and many of the most action-packed, unforgettable moments, both in the ring and behind-the-scenes. Get ready for the greatest spectacle in sports entertainment! TM & (c) 2019 WWE. All Rights Reserved.
Celebrate Diwali with this delightful baby board book that little ones will adore. The bright and colourful images in this book are the perfect way to discover Diwali together. From the shining diyalamps that gave the festival its name, to colourful Rangoli flower decorations, to sweet treats, Baby's First Diwalifeatures all the familiar favourites associated with India's biggest and brightest holiday. An ideal baby gift to develop early learning, the simple pictures and sentences promote language skills, and the small, padded format is perfect for babies to hold. Babies and toddlers will enjoy turning the pages by themselves, helping to foster early reading development as well as fine motor skills. Learn all about the amazing festival of light with your little one! Baby's First Diwali perfectly captures the joy of this special celebration and is an ideal preschool learning introduction to the traditions of the holiday.
A unique and beautiful children's guide to the extraordinary world of plants, from the smallest seeds to the tallest trees. We couldn't live without plants. We need them for food, shelter, even the air we breathe, yet we know surprisingly little about them. Why do thistles bristle with spines? How do some plants trap and eat insects? Did you know there are trees more than 5,000 years old? Trees, Leaves, Flowers & Seeds explores the mysterious world of plants to find the answers to these and many more questions. Each type of plant - such as a flowering plant, a tree, a grass, or cactus - is examined close-up, with an example shown from all angles and even in cross-section. Then picture-packed galleries show the wonderful variety of plants on different themes, perhaps the habitat they grow in, a flower family, or the plants that supply us with our staple foods. But the book also takes a fun, more sideways look at some truly weird and wonderful plants, including trees with fruits like a giant's fingers, orchids that look like monkey faces, seeds that spin like helicopters, and trees that drip poison. So open this fascinating book and find out more about the amazing world of trees, leaves, flowers, and seeds.
A book with bricks that inspires children to build, play, and learn all about the magical world of LEGO (R) Harry Potter (TM). Recreate favourite movie moments with Harry, Hermione, Ron, Professor Dumbledore and all your favourite LEGO Harry Potter characters. LEGO Harry Potter: Build Your Own Adventure combines the retelling of memorable scenes from the Harry Potter movies with inspirational build ideas. The book comes with the bricks to build an exclusive model not available in toy sets. HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are (c) & (TM) Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights (c) JKR. (s19). (c)2019 The LEGO Group.
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