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.
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.
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.
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