Wednesday, April 24, 2019

DK's Big Ideas Simply Explained Series

DK Big ideas Simply Explained
The Big Ideas series from DK is available in a variety of topics such as religion, economics, psychology, philosophy, sociology, ecology and more. It explains hard to grasp ideas in simple ways with pictures, info-graphs, timelines, definitions, and creative typography. The format of the Big Ideas Simply Explained series is easy to navigate to learn about the different concepts on each of the topics. 
DK Big ideas Simply Explained
The Big Ideas box is a collection of three top-selling titles, The Philosophy Book, The Psychology Book, and The Sociology Book. 

The Sociology Book takes on some of humankind's biggest questions: What is society? What makes it tick? Why do we interact in the way that we do with our friends, coworkers, and rivals? The Sociology Book mentions world's renowned sociologists and more than 100 of their biggest ideas, including issues of equality, diversity, identity, and human rights; the effects of globalization; the role of institutions; and the rise of urban living in modern society, and more. The content in the Sociology book in separated into Foundations of sociology, Social inequalities, Modern living, Living in a global world, Culture and Identity, Work and consumerism, The role of institutions, and Families and intimacies. It dives deep into taking a look at social issues and makes us ponder on statements such as "Our identity and behaviour are determined by how we are described and classified."

The Philosophy Book breaks down difficult concepts using innovating graphics. It is an essential introduction to the history, concepts, and thinking behind philosophy taking a closer look at ideas of more than 100 of history's biggest thinkers from Ancient Greece to modern day. Topics are about feminism, rationalism, idealism, existentialism, and other influential movements in the world of philosophy. 

The Psychology Book uses accessible text and easy-to-follow graphics and illustrations to explain more than 100 groundbreaking ideas in the field. From its philosophical roots through behaviourism, psychotherapy, cognitive psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, and psychology of difference by taking a look at different theories.
DK Big ideas Simply Explained
The Religions Book is ideal for anyone seeking to gain a better understanding of the world's religions. Religious influences have shaped everything we do from politics, peace, economics, to families. Religion is guidance that gives people a sense of identity, purpose, belongings, comfort, and a path to live life peacefully. This book explains over 100 theological ideas from earliest cultures to those that have emerged in the last few hundred years. It takes a look at topics such as primal beliefs from prehistory, ancient and classical beliefs, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and modern religions. 

The Ecology Book introduces how the natural world works and how we have started to understand the environment, ecosystems, and climate change. There are over 85 of the key ideas, movements, and acts that have defined ecology and ecological thought. The book has a simple chronological structure, with early chapters ranging from the ideas of classical thinkers to attempts by Enlightenment thinkers to systematically order the natural world. Later chapters trace the evolution of modern thinking, from the ideas of Thomas Malthus, Henry Thoreau, and others, right up to the political and scientific developments of the modern era, including the birth of the environmental movement and the Paris Agreement. 

The Economics Book is a good reference for anyone interested in how economies work. Easy-to-follow graphics and text allow us to get a better understanding of the economic applications relate to everyday examples and concerns. The book highlights historically important and emerging ideas. 

Having an understanding of these subjects gives us knowledge we need to have an open-mind to make reasonable choices in everything we do. It will help us think deeply and eliminate biases that have become a major problem in our world. These award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.
Giveaway:
Enter to win The Big Ideas box with 3 books. This giveaway is open to everyone in Canada and ends on May 26th. Please leave comments and follow the social media networks to be eligible to win. 

Disclosure: This post is in partnership with DK Canada. Please note that all opinions and thoughts expressed are my own. All rights reserved on photographs and written content Createwithmom © 2010 - 2019. Please Ask First 

50 comments:

  1. All of these titles sound very interesting. I would absolutely love to read The Psychology Book. I've always had a fascination with that topic.

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  2. These sound like amazing books! We're always looking for new books to read

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  3. Sounds like an interesting set of books. Knowledge for the inquiring mind!

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  4. Sociology Book is the one I find the most interesting to read from the set!

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  5. I am pleased to know both of our granddaughters like to read.It is helpful when books are easy to understand.

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  6. Interesting, never knew they had a variety of books like this.. Almost a cole notes..but not really.

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  7. Interesting, never knew they had a variety of books like this.. Almost a cole notes..but not really.

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  8. All of these books sound very interesting, having these topics broken down into easy to navigate sections, is a great way to help educate the reader.

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  9. The economics book sound very interesting.
    Florence Cochrane

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  10. We're always looking for new DK books to read,thanks for the tips !

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  11. I could've used the Philosophy book during my required (and boring) intro Philosophy university courses.

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  12. These sound like they would give a great overview of some big topics.

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  13. Would love to win these books because they are such interesting and important topics!

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  14. These book all sound interesting!

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  15. It's always interesting to learn something new, or brush up on a subject of interest - like Philosophy

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  16. Great books to learn new skills!

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  17. I studied those subjects in university and I would love for my kids to have some age appropriate books on the topics!

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  18. I want to win these books so I can have a broader understanding of these subjects and hopefully that will help me & my family make better decisions. For me, knowledge is the key to understanding and learning is a lifelong endeavour, so I would really love to win a set of DK's Big Ideas Simply Explained! Thank you for the chance to win this contest.

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  19. These sound like great books!

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  20. I think my elder grandsons would like to read these!

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  21. I would like to win these for my grandkids.

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  22. These are great topics so I would like to read them, but my son loves to read and learn and he love to read these before he goes to bed at night.

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  23. These books have a lot of knowledge to make reasonable choices in everything we do

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  24. These would be great to read and maybe answer some questions and a great learning tool!

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  25. Oh I'd love to win them to learn all about the world we live in - and the people in it!

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  26. Psychology Book sure sound like a book I would enjoy

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  27. Wow,these sound like amazing books would love t read them all!

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  28. This is an interesting subject for me.

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  29. They are interesting and my family would enjoy the variety and subject matter.

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  30. DK really have such great books!

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  31. would be great books for reading and adding to our library!

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  32. Interesting books and they explain so much !

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  33. Would love to add these books to our library!

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  34. These books sound very interesting for me and my family to read.

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  35. I love DK books and would like to explain these big concepts to my kids

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  36. Great books to learn something new!!!

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  37. DK has some amazing book! The would be a great addition to our small library!

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  38. love to win to read to the Grandkids!

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  39. great books to read and learn from!

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  40. Something deep yet accessible to better understand our human condition

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  41. So much to learn in these DK books,we love them!

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  42. My son is a voracious reader and learner. He would love these.

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  43. I would like to win these for my son who loves to read.

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  44. These books are great reference material for the three of us, whether the husband and I just want to learn more or the daughter is working on a specific project at school.

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  45. These would be great references for my girls as they progress through school.

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  46. I would like to win these books because they look really interesting - I'd love to read them, and my oldest daughter would probably like them too (maybe a bit young just yet, but soon!).

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  47. These books would be great for helping to explain things to my kids!

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  48. I would like to read these books with my children. We could discover and learn.

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  49. I'd love to win these because they are topics that interest me.

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