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Achieving excellence as a manager requires a broad skillset. The Essential Manager's Handbook is packed with practical, no-nonsense advice covering everything you need to know about acquiring and developing management skills.
Jam-packed with information on all the key management skills including leadership, negotiation, effective communication and maximising performance, The Essential Manager's Handbook is the indispensable guide to effective management. With key quotes, bright visuals, and breakdowns by subject, The Essential Manager's Handbook is accessible and easy-to-use.
Understand how to deal with challenges with advice from experts and step-by-step instructions to help you gain valuable management skills for life.
Just discovered you're pregnant? Feeling a little bit lost? The Pregnancy Encyclopedia has the answers to all your questions, including the ones you haven't even thought of yet.
From early pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness to having a baby and breastfeeding, The Pregnancy Encyclopedia covers everything that you need to know. Top experts in the pregnancy field offer up encyclopedic knowledge on every topic from trying for a baby right through to caring for your newborn up to 3 months and everything in between, including pregnancy symptoms. The Pregnancy Encyclopedia is set out in an accessible question-and-answer format so you can find the answer to your burning questions, including information on morning sickness, c-sections, breastfeeding, baby clothes and even a due date pregnancy calculator.
The Pregnancy Encyclopedia is the trusted back-up you need at one of the most important times in your life.
This is a new edition of this ultimate cookbook for curry-lovers.
Take your taste buds on a global curry adventure. Invite top chefs, writers and cooks into your kitchen, from Vivek Singh (The Cinnamon Club), Das Sreedharan (Rasa Restaurants) to David Thompson (Nahm) and they'll share their secrets for authentic, taste-tingling curries that are easy to create at home. Learn how to make authentic dishes like Thai green jungle curry, chicken makhani and South African bunny chow. You'll discover which ingredients make each dish special, and follow step-by-step techniques that make every recipe clear.
This updated edition comes with 20 brand new recipes with new step-by-step sequences. Tried and tested by experts using readily available ingredients and exquisite flavours - red hot results are guaranteed every time.
The amazing slime recipes in this book are sometimes gross, sometimes sparkly, sometimes smelly, but ALWAYS loads of fun. More than 30 innovative recipes, using inexpensive, accessible, and safe ingredients, will teach you everything you need to know about how to make slime.
Customize incredible Halloween and Christmas-themed slime, set off a slime avalanche, and create slime from unexpected everyday ingredients such as banana and even toothpaste! Every project is easy to follow, with clear step by step instructions and photographs, and spectacular final images to show you how your slime should look. Recipe variations provide an opportunity to put your own fun twist on the activities, and science information boxes explain the STEM behind the slime.
Children will adore making and playing with these super slimes, and getting involved in the trend which has taken the internet by storm. Warning - playing with this squidgy, gloopy, gooey substance is seriously addictive, no matter how old you are!
A fascinating new history of art, this gloriously illustrated book reveals how materials, techniques, and ideas have evolved over the centuries, inspiring artists to create their most celebrated works. Covering a comprehensive array of topics, from the first pigments and frescos to linear perspective in Renaissance paintings, the influence of photography, Impressionism, and the birth of modern art, The Story of Painting follows each step in the evolution of painting over the last 25,000 years, from the first cave paintings to the abstract works of the last 100 years. Packed with lavish colour reproductions of paintings and photographs of artists at work and the materials they used, it also focuses on key paintings from each period to analyse the techniques and secrets of the great masters in detail. Immerse yourself in the pages of this beautiful book and find yourself dazzled by new colours; marvel at the magic of perspective; wonder at glowing depictions of fabric and flesh; understand cubism; and embrace abstraction. It will transform your understanding and enjoyment of paintings forever.
Want more ideas for LEGO (R) Star Wars (TM) models to build? You need this book with bricks that inspires children to build, play, and learn all about the LEGO Star Wars universe. LEGO Star Wars Build your Own Adventure: Galactic Missions combines action-packed story starters with more than 50 fun ideas for building. Once you have built new creations, play out exciting adventures of your own using your personal LEGO collection. Use your favourite Star Wars minifigures to complete five top secret missions! This book comes with a minifigure and the bricks to build an awesome exclusive vehicle that features in the story. (c)2019 The LEGO Group. (c) & TM 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd.
Perplexed by plate tectonics? Confused by climates? Disorientated by demographics? Help Your Kids With Geography helps parents to get to grips with what their children learn in geography class by exploring all these topics and more. Covering all the important areas of human and physical geography, from geopolitics to geology, and from coastal erosion to cultural migration, Help Your Kids With Geography presents information in a visually appealing way by using clear graphics and instantly understandable diagrams. It features accessible, jargon-free text, giving parents and kids up-to-date and wide-ranging facts and information about the physical world and how humans affect, change, and move within it. With a comprehensive and stress-free approach to geography, this book also builds the confidence of parents and kids practising geography fieldwork skills such as map-reading, spatial analysis, and using GPS. Ideal for exam preparation, it covers all UK Key Stage 3 and core Key Stage 4 topics for geography. The book includes a detailed and user-friendly glossary and index. If you're looking for a one-stop-shop for the subject, Help Your Kids with Geography is the book for you.
Discover how to develop your pottery design skills and bring your ideas to life from start to finish. Covering every technique from throwing pottery to firing, glazing to sgraffito, this pottery book is perfect for both handbuilding beginners and potting pros. Step-by-step photographs - some from the potter's perspective - show you exactly where to place your hands when throwing so you can master every technique you need to know. Plus, expert tips help you rescue your pots when things go wrong. The next in the popular Artist's Techniques series, this book is the ideal companion for pottery classes of any level, or a go-to guide and inspiration for the more experienced potter looking to expand their repertoire and perfect new skills. With contemporary design and ideas, Complete Pottery Techniques enables the modern maker to unleash their creativity.
Meet the people of the world and find out about some of the fascinating cultures that make up our global community. From Spaniards to Samoans, and the Miao to the Miskitu, this fully updated edition of DK's popular Encyclopedia of People will take you on a worldwide tour of continents, peninsulas, and islands to discover what life is like for the billions of people on our planet. Discover how the Yakut people survive in the Arctic temperatures of Siberia, or why tattoos are so important in Maori culture. Learn about the Mbendeje people's hunting sign language that lets them silently creep up on unsuspecting prey. People and Places: a children's encyclopedia allows you to explore different cultures through illuminating photography and bitesize chunks of information. The perfect companion to geography and culture projects for school-aged children, this book is a treasure trove of facts and information about the people that make up our world.
A book with bricks that inspires children to build, play, and learn all about the magical world of LEGO (R) Harry Potter (TM). Recreate favourite movie moments with Harry, Hermione, Ron, Professor Dumbledore and all your favourite LEGO Harry Potter characters. LEGO Harry Potter: Build Your Own Adventure combines the retelling of memorable scenes from the Harry Potter movies with inspirational build ideas. The book comes with the bricks to build an exclusive model not available in toy sets. HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are (c) & (TM) Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights (c) JKR. (s19). (c)2019 The LEGO Group.
Welcome to the world of the Fingerlings! Zoe and Boris the bouncy monkeys, Gigi the bubbly unicorn, Marge the bookworm sloth and all their friends are excited for you to join their adventures. This super-fun activity book is packed with puzzles, games and more than 500 stickers. The perfect book for Fingerlings fans. Fingerlings are mini interactive pet robots that curl around a user's finger and come to life when played with, responding to touch, motion and sound. Each Fingerling comes with over 40 sounds and animations, including blinking eyes, monkey arms that grip, and more.
Turn the pages and lift the flaps of this delightful baby book to meet Diving Dolphin, Stripy Fish, and other exciting sea creatures waiting to pop out! This exciting read-aloud baby book encourages first learning by introducing little ones to colourful underwater scenes and characters. With the help of parents and carers, toddlers will have fun turning the pages and lifting the flaps of Pop-Up Peekaboo Under the Sea. Each surprise character is certain to make toddlers smile! Ideal for preschool play, this sturdy baby book will appeal to both parents and children and will keep little ones entertained time and time again!
With 5 fun surprises, your baby will love the bright photographs and pop-out characters, perfect for reading aloud, learning first words, and encouraging early word recognition.
Ideal for preschool play, Pop Up Peekaboo! First Words is full of bright pictures and common words from around the home such as teddy, dog, bird, sock, tree, flower, ball, and more. Read the simple rhyming text and lift the flaps to discover what - and who - is hiding underneath. Your little one will love recognising familiar objects on the page.
This delightful early-learning book is perfect to read together and the surprise pop ups will keep your little one entertained.
This thrilling introduction to rugby helps kids get to grips with the rules of rugby, learn rugby skills, and gen up on rugby world records. The book looks at the history of the game, and touches on the main types of rugby, including Rugby Union, Rugby League, Rugby Sevens, and Rugby Tag. There are fascinating stats on every page, with profiles of rugby heroes - past and present. Featured throughout are clear step-by-step graphics showing tips and techniques of the game, such as how to pass the ball and how to tackle. Feature pages zoom in on aspects of the game, including scrums and line-ups. Its playful approach draws out rugby's unique features - why is a rugby ball the shape it is? What is the haka? What's the best way to score a try? The book profiles different nations that excel at the sport, including the New Zealand All Blacks. With colourful illustrations of rugby kits, plans showing rugby positions and pitches, and with a fun quiz at the back, this book is a must for every budding rugby player or fan!
Important historical topics from the Stone Age and Ancient Egypt to the US Civil War and World War II are clearly explained in this fun and informative illustrated history book for children studying KS1 and KS2 subjects.
First History Encyclopedia covers everything a young child needs to know. It follows the curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 and provides a strong foundation for history learning through the rest of the school years. It is the perfect homework help book to support children as they begin to learn about history.
This history book sits in DK's popular First Reference series. It introduces exciting periods and civilizations, such as the Romans, Vikings, and Aztecs, that will get kids hooked on learning about the past.
From cooking know-how such as how to make fresh chicken stock, to dinner party recipes including roast lamb and panna cotta, MasterChef Kitchen Bible covers everything you need to know to cook like a champion.New forewords by Masterchef's John Torode and Gregg Wallace will set you on the road to success. Featuring stunning recipes created for the hit BBC show and classic dishes paired with 'From Ordinary to Extraordinary' variations, MasterChef Kitchen Bible will make you a winner in your own kitchen. Cook like a champion with over 250 pages of essential cook's know-how and ingredients guides. Do you aspire to cook like a MasterChef champion? Are you keen to perfect your technique, deliver classic recipes with panache, and innovate with confidence? If so, the MasterChef Kitchen Bible is the perfect source of expertise and inspiration.
An unbeatable, pocket-sized guide to St Petersburg, packed with insider tips, colour maps, top 10 lists and a laminated pull-out map - all designed to help you see the very best of St Petersburg. Explore the charming ruins at the Pavlovsk, marvel at the Church on Spilled Blood, admire the brilliant artworks at the Hermitage or glide along the frozen pathways of the Yegalin Island on ice skates during winter. From Top 10 museums to the Top 10 Russian restaurants - discover the best of St Petersburg with this easy-to-use travel guide. Inside Top 10 St Petersburg: - Eight easy-to-follow itineraries perfect for a day, weekend or a four-day trip - Top 10 lists showcase the best attractions in St Petersburg, covering Nevskiy Prospekt, the Mariinskiy Theatre, Peter and Paul Fortress, the Peterhof and more - Free laminated pull-out map of St Petersburg, plus six full-colour area maps - In-depth area guides explore St Petersburg's most interesting neighbourhoods, with the best places for shopping, going out and sightseeing - Colour-coded chapters divided by area make it easy to find information quickly and plan your day - Essential travel tips including our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus useful transport, visa and health information - Colour maps help you navigate with ease - Covers Gostinyy Dvor, Palace Embankment, Sennaya Ploschad, Vasilevskiy Island, Petrogradskaya and areas lying further afield Staying for longer and looking for a more comprehensive guide to St Petersburg? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide St Petersburg. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's Top 10 guides take the work out of planning a short trip, with easy-to-read maps, tips and tours to inform and enrich your weekend trip or cultural break. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
An unbeatable, pocket-sized guide to Phuket, packed with insider tips and ideas, colour maps, top 10 lists, and a laminated pull-out map - all designed to help you see the very best of Phuket. Visit Patong's bustling street markets, admire 19th-century temple Wat Chalong, explore sea caves of Phang Nga Bay and rainforests of Khao Sok National Park, or relax on stunning Kata Beach. From Top 10 markets and shopping areas to Top 10 marine activities - discover the best of Phuket with this easy-to-use travel guide. Inside Top 10 Phuket: - Five easy-to-follow itineraries perfect for a day, a weekend or a four-day trip - Top 10 lists showcase Phuket's best attractions, covering Sirinat National Park, Phuket Town, Naiharn Beach, Phang Nga Bay and many more - Free laminated pull-out map of Phuket, plus three colour neighbourhood maps - In-depth neighbourhood guides explore Phuket's most interesting areas, with the best places for shopping, going out and sightseeing - Colour-coded chapters divided by area make it easy to find information quickly and plan your day - Essential travel tips including our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus useful transport, visa and health information - Colour maps help you navigate with ease - Covers Phuket Town, Patong, Phromthep Cape, the Similan Islands, Phang Nga Bay and more Staying for longer as part of a bigger trip to Thailand? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Thailand. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's Top 10 guides take the work out of planning a short trip, with easy-to-read maps, tips and tours to inform and enrich your weekend trip or cultural break. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
With touch and feel patches and sparkly areas to explore, this baby dinosaur board book encourages early learning, and is just right for sharing with your little one.
Inside, on 12 sturdy pages, you meet engaging baby dinosaurs hatching, hiding, playing, and sleeping, from long-necked Diplodocus with leathery skin, to baby T. rex with twinkly teeth, and bumpy, plated baby Stegosaurus. The delightful baby dinosaurs are unique, full of character, entertaining, and immediately appealing, and every page of Baby Touch and Feel Baby Dinosaur has tantalizing texture or an eye-catching shiny area to expand a baby's senses.
Easy for very young children to follow, there's one main picture per page to focus on that's clear and life-like, which help a young child's identification skills. The short, fun text is great for reading aloud and building language. All the dinosaurs are also labelled, with helpful pronunciation guides for their names.
This small padded book is perfect for little hands to hold. Babies and toddlers will love turning the tough board pages themselves, which develops their fine motor skills. Part of DK's popular Baby Touch and Feel series, this exciting preschool dinosaur book with its super sparkly jacket makes an ideal baby gift.
Be More Japan is a 'bible' of all things Japanese - from the country's fascinating, ancient traditions to its unique and influential modern culture. Be More Japan is a celebration of all things Japanese - from the country's fascinating, ancient traditions to its unique and influential modern culture. Blending both travel information and cultural insights into a single book, Be More Japan helps you understand and experience the best of Japan, both at home and abroad. Beginning with an overview of the four seasons - a key theme in Japanese culture - you'll learn about the festivals, food, fashion and flowers that change throughout the year and make this country so full of fun and variety. Then dive into the captivating culture of Japan, with topics such as art, music, food, wellness and spirituality all split into separate sections to help you pinpoint the areas that interest you. Learn about the traditional skills of the tea ceremony and calligraphy, and where you can go to see and practise them yourself. Find out more about the country's most popular sports and where to catch a game of baseball or see a martial arts exposition. For pop culture fans, there are dedicated sections on J-Pop, anime, and video games, with plenty of information on the best places to enjoy them in Japan. And if you want to get a feel for modern Japanese lifestyle, you'll find enough details on topics such as transportation, karaoke, ikigai, shopping and hot springs to help you make the most of even a short trip to Japan. You can pick and choose what interests you to plan your perfect trip, or explore a bit of everything to get a sense of the essentials of Japanese life and culture. And for those who can't make the trip to Japan, or who want to carry on the experience when they return, there are tips and suggestions for how to bring Japanese culture to you, and places where you can see its influence around the world."
This fun baby book of first words will help teach your little one about adorable baby animals. With bright, clear pictures that have a tactile, raised effect, this board book encourages early learning and makes the perfect gift for babies and toddlers.
You and your baby will enjoy reading the words aloud and pointing at the delightful photographs together. Part of an exciting new series of baby books, Baby's First Baby Animals will build your child's vocabulary as they discover their favourite animals such as a puppy, a bunny, and an elephant. Each page has a vivid image, finished with a shiny 3D effect that will engage your child and help make learning fun.
Baby's First Baby Animals is a sturdy board book, perfect for children to get hands-on with and will become a firm favourite. This bright, bold baby book will fulfil your baby's thirst for discovering the animal world around them.
Everything you need to know about dinosaurs, pterosaurs, marine reptiles, and mammals in this stunning prehistoric encyclopedia for kids.
With more than 1,000 images and fascinating facts, The Dinosaur Book brings young readers face-to-face with some of the most incredible creatures ever to exist. Using a range of full-colour images, including spectacular fossilised bones and realistic digital reconstructions, all forms of prehistoric life are covered.
The Dinosaur Book includes important, recent prehistoric finds such as the amazing discovery of a 110 million-year-old dinosaur named Nodosaur as well as some of the remarkable feathered dinosaurs recently unearthed in China!
Young readers can find out too, about the latest scientific discoveries that have changed the way we see these fascinating prehistoric animals - from new feathered dinosaurs to how and where they lived.
With an exciting activity book, more than 50 stickers, a fun travel snap game, and an inflatable globe, this travel pack is overflowing with ways to entertain children on the go.
This rucksack travel set is full of awesome activities that will keep kids busy for hours (as well as providing excellent value for money!). The Travel Activity Book gives readers a fascinating insight into life and culture around the world and is packed with boredom busters; from games and puzzles to play, to doodles to draw and stickers to stick. There's a handy pull-out sticker sheet featuring 30 flags and 10 iconic locations from around the world, as well as animals and other fun travel-related stickers that can be stuck in the book. Children will love playing Travel Snap and learning about famous landmarks through the stunning photographs of scenes from around the world. And the most fun part? There's an inflatable globe that doubles up as a beach ball, perfect for games by the pool or in the garden!
All the contents come in a handy backpack which is perfect for children to carry whilst on holiday and means they won't lose any of the parts. Travelling just got a lot more fun!
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