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It's time to work hard, but play harder with this modern kama sutra sex guide!
Introducing Kama Sutra Workout, an all-encompassing sex guide integrating sex positions with top workout tips, so you can now swap the gym for the bedroom and reap all the benefits!
Enjoy a plethora of positions to spice up your love life, satisfy your sex life and get you well on your way to achieving your fitness goals. This modern sex manual provides top tips to make each day a sex adventure, with 300 ways to achive a fit and toned body while reaching new heights of sexual bliss with exciting sex positions designed to work key muscle groups for both partners.
So what are you waiting for? Dive straight in to discover:
-300 sensual sexercises that make you work hard, and play harder
-Easy-to-follow illustrative demonstrations for each position
-His and hers position stats including target muscles, and intensity ratings
-Tips and tricks to maximise your physical and sexual satisfaction
From maintaining those muscles to sexual satisfaction, powerful positions and strength-inducing sexercies, this all-encompassing erotic book is sure to have something for everyone to enjoy. Whether it's rediscovering much-loved classic positions, or stepping outside the box and developing new ways to enjoy sex with your partner, this modern kama sutra is jam-packed with powerful sex tips and wonderful workout routines to practise beneath the sheets, proving the perfect adult Valentine's Day gift for your significant other.
At DK, we believe in the power of discovery. That's why each sexercise included in this savvy sex manual is clearly illustrated and complemented by stats and tips to help maximise your workout. A riveting read, the Kama Sutra Workout can be tailored to your individual fitness needs by including heart rate and flexibility ratings that allow you to choose positions based on your level of fitness, then build your strength for more challenging positions. Whether you're in the mood for a high-intensity quickie or an entire lovemaking marathon, Kama Sutra Workout will help to get you physically fit and sexually satisfied.
Treat your partner to something both special and spicy this Valentine's Day with this great new sex guide.
You'll never want to skip your workout, when it feels this good!
Atlases don't come more amazing than this! The ultimate world tour explores countries and crosses continents on its fact-finding, fun-filled journey of discovery
Planet Earth is brought to life in stunning, specially commissioned 3-D maps and artworks that showcase fascinating themes, including geographical features, cities and landmarks, wildlife, and population in unprecedented detail. You'll scale the peaks of the Himalayas, trek the jungles of South America, roam the grasslands of Africa, and swim the Pacific Ocean on your incredible adventure. Visit the hottest place on Earth, spot the largest butterfly, rub shoulders with the world's biggest population, cross the busiest international border, and much, much more on your travels.
This vital source of learning is perfect for children to dip into for school projects and a welcome addition to any family library.
For genius geographers or anyone with a taste for adventure, this one is for you!
Have you ever asked yourself how the inventions, gadgets, and devices that surround us actually work? Discover the hidden workings of everyday technology with this graphic guide.
How Technology Works demystifies the machinery that keeps the modern world going, from simple objects such as zip fasteners and can openers to the latest, most sophisticated devices of the information age, including smart watches, personal digital assistants, and driverless cars. It includes inventions that have changed the course of history, like the internal combustion engine, as well as technologies that might hold the key to our future survival, including solar cells and new kinds of farming to feed a growing population.
All the way through the book, step-by-step explanations are supported by simple and original graphics that take devices apart and show you how they work. The opening chapter explains principles that underpin lots of devices - from basic mechanics to electricity to digital technology. From there on, devices are grouped by application - such as the home, transport, and computing - making them easy to find and placing similar devices side by side.
How Technology Works is perfect for anyone who didn't have a training in STEM subjects at school or is simply curious about how the modern world works.
Why do we need laws? What rights are protected by law? When was forensic evidence first used in court?
This ebook explores big questions like these, explaining the laws and legal precedents, and religious, political, and moral codes that have shaped the world we live in. Written in plain English, The Law Book cuts through the legal jargon and is packed with pithy explanations of the most important milestones in legal history, with step-by-step diagrams and witty illustrations that untangle knotty concepts.
From the earliest laws, such as the Code of Hammurabi, through groundbreaking legislation including Magna Carta and the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act, The Law Book offers an engaging overview of legal history across the world all the way into the 21st century with copyright in the digital age, same-sex marriage, and the "right to be forgotten". Covering the fight for universal suffrage and workers' rights, and the establishment of international legal bodies like INTERPOL and the European Court of Justice, The Law Book explains the stories behind each milestone development.
Continuing the "Big Ideas" series' trademark combination of authoritative, informative text, and bold graphics, The Law Book uses an innovative visual approach to make the subject accessible to everyone, whether you're a law student, a legal professional, or an armchair expert.
Sick of a flat love life? Crack the code of compatibility with Love: The Psychology of Attraction a practical guide to successful dating and a happy relationship.
Which ingredients promise the happiest romantic chemistry? How can understanding your own psyche help you succeed in love? This book answers all your love-related questions and gives you concrete dating tips. Finally understand what makes people tick and use scientific findings from social and behavioural psychologists to get your love life on track. Plus questionnaires and self-analysis exercises ensure the insights gained are appropriate to your own situation.
If you're looking for passion, excitement, security or to fall in love, this relationship road map will put you on the right track, and keep you there.
The simplest, most visual introduction to coding for adults.
Using a graphic method to break complex subjects into user-friendly chunks, computer coding has never been easier thanks to this programming book.
Here's what you'll find inside the pages of this coding for beginners book:
- To reinforce learning, practical coding projects are followed by suggestions and challenges for the reader to adapt and personalise a project
- Step-by-step explanations visually break down each section of code and explain how coding works
- Written and checked by a team of expert coders
- Includes widely used languages, from introduction to career-useful
You'll learn to think like a programmer by breaking a problem down into parts, before turning those parts into lines of code. Short, easy-to-follow steps then show you, piece by piece, how to build a complete programme. This essential coding guide contains everything you need to get on the road to code! It's perfect for anyone who wants to learn to code for a hobby or who wants to take their first steps towards a career in coding.
Exploring more than 100 key novels, stories, plays, and poems and the geniuses who created them, this book is the perfect introduction to literature and writing from around the world.
The Literature Book features over 100 of the world's most celebrated books, plays, and poetry, including Latin American and African fiction, and bestselling masterpieces from the most renowned authors ever to have lived.
Stunning images and inspirational quotes jump out from the pages, while detailed plot summaries and feature boxes bring the timeless works of literature to life and set them into their wider social and cultural context. The book also offers a deeper look into the famed fiction of Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, and more, as in-depth literary criticism and interesting author biographies give each work new meaning.
From Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby to Shelley's Frankenstein, The Literature Book is a must-have for any literature student or fan of fiction.
You don't have to be a scientist to find this beginners biology book fascinating!
What is life? Why do bees dance? How do animals know their mothers? Who discovered germs? Discover the living world, how it interacts with the environment, and stand in awe of the most interesting biology facts, theories, and discoveries.
The Biology Book is written in plain English making complex biological ideas accessible to everyone! Whether you're a student or a science enthusiast, you'll find these pages exciting and educational because it:
- Combines creative typography, graphics, and accessible text to explore the most famous and important ideas in biology and the people behind them
- Includes a directory section for easy localisation
- Profiles more than 95 ideas and events key to the development of biology and the life sciences, with thought-provoking graphics throughout that demystify the central concepts behind each idea
- Features insightful and inspiring quotes from leading biologists and scientists, such as 2020 Nobel Laureates, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna, as well as thinkers in other fields
Over the last few centuries, humans have been enamoured by the world around us. Trace the history of scientific thought and meet the scientists who shaped the natural sciences, such as Carl Linnaeus, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Charles Darwin, and Gregor Mendel. From the mechanics of plants, animals, and the human body; to DNA and genetic inheritance; and the development of vaccines, explore the crucial discoveries to understand how our world works.
The Biology Book uncovers over 95 key ideas in the field of biology. Step by step flowcharts, diagrams and accessible text will help demystify complex biological processes and help you enhance your understanding. This biology book also discusses current trends such as cloning, neuroscience, human evolution, and gene editing. Whether you're new to the subject, a budding scientist or keen to keep up with and understand current ethical and scientific debates, The Biology Book is for you.
Complete the Series
DK Books has published a series of books that cover educational topics such as religion, astronomy, art, science, maths, and more. These books simplify complex ideas, making it easy to understand - and learning fun. Look out for titles such as The History Book, The Astronomy Book, and The Science Book.
Get started on your woodworking skills with this ultimate guide to essential carpentry techniques, tools, tips and tricks.
Complete and easy directions for key skills, from simple joinery techniques to more involved woodworking projects, with clear helpful photographs.
New carpenters will learn about the essential tools needed, the principles of basic design, and practice crucial techniques, such as wood joints, finishing, woodturning, and furniture restoration.
Experienced crafters will enjoy enhancing their skills and learning something new. We'll make sure you choose the right wood for the job, find more than 100 hard and softwoods, and their properties in our handy directory.
Put your skills into practice with 28 DIY woodworking projects. This carpentry book will show you how to create home accessories, furnishings, outdoor projects, workshop projects, and more. This reference book provides all the information you need to become a master carpenter and have a houseful of fine furnishings to show for the effort!
Everything You Need to Know About Woodworking
Woodwork is a complete illustrated carpentry course with comprehensive and extensive photos to show you how to become a craftsman. You'll have all the information you need to start your projects right away with simple step-by-step instructions. It also makes a fantastic gift for hobby carpenters.
Inside, you'll discover:
- Tools: Understand how to use hand, power, and machine tools, and choose the right wood for every job.
- Techniques: Follow clear, step-by-step instructions to master all key woodworking techniques.
- Projects: Put your skills into practice to create well-crafted and practical objects, from a wine rack to a chest of drawers.
How does memory work? Who is the "distractor" in your family? What was the "car crash" experiment?
This book is your visual guide to the complex and fascinating world of human behaviour. Discover how we learn, become emotionally bonded with others, and develop coping mechanisms to deal with adversity, or conform in a group. Get to know key thinkers, from Freud and Jung to Elizabeth Loftus and Melanie Klein, and follow charts and timelines to make sense of it all and see how one theory influenced another.
With pithy explanations of different schools of psychology including psychotherapy, cognitive psychology and behaviourism, this is an ideal reference whether you're a student, or a general reader. It's your authoritative guide to over 100 key ideas, theories, and conditions, including the collective unconscious, the "selfish" gene, false memory, psychiatric disorders, and autism.
If you're fascinated by the human mind, The Psychology Book is both an invaluable reference and illuminating read.
Since the dawn of humankind, people have looked upward to the heavens and tried to
understand what's out there. This encyclopedia takes you on a journey through time and space to discover our place in the Universe.
From the planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, we invite you to take a journey
through the wonders of the Universe.
Get ready to discover the story of the Universe one page at a time! This educational book for
young adults will launch you on a wild trip through the cosmos and the incredible discoveries
Filled to the brim with beautifully illustrated flowcharts, graphics, and jargon-free language,
The Astronomy Book breaks down hard-to-grasp concepts to guide you in understanding
almost 100 big astronomical ideas.
The Way to The Stars is Open!
How do we measure the Universe? Where is the event horizon? What is dark matter? Now you
can find out all the answers to these questions and so much more in this inquisitive book
about our Universe!
Using incredibly clever visual learning devices like step-by-step diagrams, you'll learn more
about captivating topics from the Copernican Revolution. Dive into the mind-boggling
theories of recent science in a user-friendly format that makes the information easy to follow.
Explore the biographies, theories, and discoveries of key astronomers through the ages such
as Ptolemy, Galileo, Newton, Hubble, and Hawking.
To infinity and beyond! Journey through space and time with us:
- From Myth to Science 600 BCE - 1550 CE
- The Telescope Revolution 1550 - 1750
- Uranus to Neptune 1750 - 1850
- The Rise of Astrophysics 1850 - 1915
- Atom, Stars, And Galaxies 1915 - 1950
- New Windows on The Universe 1950 - 1917
- The Triumph of Technology 1975 - Present
The Series Simply Explained
With over 7 million copies sold worldwide to date, The Astronomy Book is part of the award-
winning Big Ideas series from DK Books. It uses innovative graphics along
with engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand.
A Young Adult Library Services Association Outstanding Books for the College Bound and
Lifelong Learners list selection
A Mom's Choice Awards® Honouring Excellence Gold Seal of Approval for Young Adult
A Parents' Choice Gold Award winner
We may all speak the same language, but getting to grips with grammar is the ultimate challenge.
You could be puzzled by prepositions, confused by comparatives, or muddled over modals. Thankfully, this complete visual aid to everything in the English language sets you straight with a clear and concise format for easy understanding.
The rules of English grammar are beautifully presented with eye-catching illustrations, step-by-step graphics, and straightforward explanations to help you learn. Suitable for English language learners at all levels, including experienced English speakers looking for a recap of key language points, English Grammar Guide covers basic, intermediate, and advanced grammar.
There is no stone left unturned when it comes to the English language. All kinds of problems are solved, including tenses, verbs, adverbs, clauses, superlatives, and questions. You are encouraged to spot patterns and sequences in language to see the similarities and develop greater understanding. After swotting up, test yourself with a range of speaking, reading, and writing exercises to see how far you have come.
This essential grammar e-guide is part of DK's English for Everyone series, an exciting and educational self-study course to build up confidence and fluency. Whether you want to improve your grammar for school, study, exams (including TOEFL and IELTS), work, or travel, this is the perfect reading companion.