How the Brain Works: The Facts Visually Explained
Are men’s and women’s brains really different? Why are teenagers impulsive and rebellious? And will it soon be possible to link our brains together via the Cloud?
Drawing on the latest neuroscience research, this visual guide makes the hidden workings of the human brain simple to understand. How the Brain Works begins with an introduction to the brain’s anatomy, showing you how to tell your motor cortex from your mirror neurons. Moving on to function, it explains how the brain works constantly and unnoticed to regulate heartbeat and breathing, and how it collects information to produce the experiences of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. The chapters that follow cover memory and learning, consciousness and personality, and emotions and communication.
There’s also a guide to the brain’s disorders, including physical problems, such as tumors and strokes, and psychological and functional disorders, ranging from autism to schizophrenia. Illustrated with bold graphics and step-by-step artworks, and sprinkled with bite-sized factoids and question-and-answer features, this is the perfect introduction to the fascinating world of the human brain
How Philosophy Works: The Concepts Visually Explained
What is the meaning of life? Are we truly free? How can we make ethical choices? Discover the answers to life’s greatest questions.
Demystifying the key ideas of the world’s greatest philosophers, and exploring all of the most important branches of philosophical thought in a uniquely visual way, this book is the perfect introduction to the history of philosophy.
How Philosophy Works combines bold infographics and jargon-free text to demystify fundamental concepts. Covering everything from ethics to epistemology and phenomenology, the book presents the ideas and theories of key philosophical traditions and philosophers – from Plato and Socrates to Nietzsche and Wittgenstein via Kant – in a novel, easy-to-understand way.
Its infographics will help you to understand the elements of philosophy on a conceptual level and, by tackling life’s “big questions”, it will help you to look at the world in an entirely new way.
With its unique graphic approach and clear, authoritative text,How Philosophy Works is the perfect introduction to philosophy, and the ideal companion to DK’s The Philosophy Book in the “Big Ideas” series.
How Technology Works
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.
How Management Works: The Concepts Visually Explained
Discover everything you need to know to improve your management skills, and understand key management and business theories with this unique graphic guide.
Combining clear, jargon-free language and bold, eye-catching graphics, How Management Works is a definitive and user-friendly guide to all aspects of organizational management. Learn whether it is more effective to lead through influence or control? Is delegation the key to productivity and how do you deal with different personalities?
Drawing on the latest theories and practices – and packed with graphics and diagrams that demystify complex management concepts – this book explains everything you need to know to build your management skills and get the very best out of your team. It is essential reading if you are an established or aspiring manager, or are studying a course in business or management.
Much more than a standard business-management or self-help book, How Management Works shows you what other titles only tell you, combining solid reference with no-nonsense advice. It is the perfect primer for anyone looking to start their own business, become a more effective leader, or simply learn more about the world of business and management.
How Money Works
Get the answers to hundreds of financial questions with How Money Works, including how to invest for the future, how to maximise your income, how financial markets work, and how governments control money. Discover essential know-how on everything from debt management to online fraud, and learn to manage your own money from payments to pensions.
This intriguing guide breaks down the jargon of the financial world, with insights into personal, business, and governmental finance, and giving you the definitions to cash flow, bonds, superannuation, the open market, and hundreds more. Fully up-to-date with the latest financial developments, including quantitative easing and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, How Money Works is your indispensable guide to the world of money.