Sunday, June 10, 2018

DK's Big Idea Series, Solo A Star Wars Story The Official Guide and Giveaway

We enjoy watching the Star Wars saga. The book Solo A Star Wars Story The Official Guide written by Pablo Hidalgo will be enjoyed by fans curious to know about Han Solo's adventures, and discover the places, faces, and things he encounters. It gives details on the things we see in the movie, so we have a better understanding of the purpose and functions of things that come up in the movie. For example, Han Solo has an electronically shielded pocket in his jacket for unprotected data cards, and about other gadgets on the characters and what they do. The close up pictures with captions are fun to read.

The Art book from the Big Ideas series guides the readers chronologically through art history, as it covers works from all over the globe. We will be able to learn about the movement, style, and technique behind each key work that illuminates a different aspect of history. The content is separated into six main timelines: Prehistoric and Ancient Art; The Medieval World; Renaissance and Mannerism; Baroque to Neoclassicism; Romanticism to Symbolism; and the Modern Age.

Art has been a building block of civilization, in which many cultures and society has flourished with it. Artistic work has taken a variety of forms and served many purposes, constantly evolving in the process. In early history, art has been linked to beliefs such as ancient Egyptians drew images that would protect the dead from evil and guide them in their journey afterlife. Religious expressions using art varied among cultures, and helped educate the illiterate. Art in the Islamic world took a different perspective that avoided depiction of the human form and adopted calligraphy to represent divine words, and decorated with geometric and plantlike motifs. 
The Astronomy book tells about our discoveries of space, time, and the physics of the cosmos. Prior to mid 20th century when light pollution exploded, starry patterns of the sky, phases of the moon, meandering of the planets were part of daily experiences and perpetual souse of wonder. In this book, we are guided chronologically through the history of the subject from ancient speculations about nature of the universe through Copernican Revolution to theories of dark energy and cosmic expansion. 

The book is separated into seven sections from Myth to Science; The telescope revolution; Uranus to Neptune; The rise of Astrophysics; Atoms, Stars, and Galaxies; New windows of the universe; and the Triumph of Technology. 

DK's Big Ideas series are reference books that focuses on each of the subjects there are books on Sociology, Economics and more. It helps readers understand hard to grasp concepts and theories with flow charts, illustrations, visuals, and quotes. These books are wonderful for those interested in knowing more about the subjects more closely. 

Giveaway
If you are in Canada and would like to win a copy of the Art book before June 25th enter the giveaway through the rafflecopter below. Please leave comments and follow my social media networks to be eligible to win.
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17 comments:

  1. I am in Ontario and would love to win this for my Grandson that loves to draw!

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  2. The Art Book looks fascinating, and I would love to add it to my collection.

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  3. I live in Ontario and love to paint and draw. The Art Book looks like it belongs in my library!

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  4. I'm in Ontario and my kids would love this book.

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  5. I live in Ontario and I would love to give this book to my granddaughter

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  6. I live in Newfoundland and My granddaughter would enjoy this book
    Florence C

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  7. I live in Ontario Canada. I would love to win this for my son who would enjoy it.

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  8. I live in Ontario and would love to win this Art Book because my daughter is very creative and loves art. My grandson is following in his mother's footsteps, so this book would be perfect for both of them!

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  9. I live in Manitoba and would love to win this for my niece

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  10. My nephew loves Art. I would love to win for him.
    I live in Ontario.

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  11. I am in BC and my granddaughter loves book. That Astronomy one would be great for her too.
    jan

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  12. I live in SK. I would like to win this because I think my kids would really enjoy it.

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  13. I live in BC and would love to win this to gift to my older daughter.

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  14. I live in SK and I think Emily would really enjoy this book. thanks for the chance

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  15. I live in NS and I have always enjoyed reading about Art.

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  16. I live in BC and would want to win this book to share with my daughter as she loves drawing and painting!

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  17. I am from Ontario and I would love to win this for my eldest daughter.

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