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Music

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781409350040
Genre : Music
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The story of music from prehistory to the present day Classical or rock, everyone has their favourite musical style, but how did your top choice come about? Why did jazz go Latin, or blues influence rock? Find out in Music, a visual history of the most unifying art form in the world. Every musical revolution from bone flutes to electronica and from jazz to hip-hop is charted in this visually stunning history of music. Key musical innovators like Mozart, Elvis and Johnny Cash are profiled with biographies that detail their lives and works and every development from baroque to rock and roll is covered. Music includes illustrated histories of instruments and listening suggestions for each musical genre, plus a free digital audio offering with audio samples of instruments and musical styles. Whether you are young or old, into hip-hop or opera, Music will hit the right note with you.

Music

Author : Ian Blenkinsop
ISBN : 1465414363
Genre : Music
File Size : 56. 30 MB
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This illustrated, visual guide to the history of music and instruments, produced in conjunction with the Smithsonian, begins in prehistoric times and progresses through all eras throughout the world and includes background music theory and advances in technology.

Train

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465436580
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 30. 47 MB
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Train is a glorious celebration of all things train and track, tracing the history of the railroad and the role of trains, from the first steam engines to today's high-speed bullet trains. Featuring DK's trademark brilliant photography, Train catalogs the development of trains from early steam to diesel engines and electric locomotives, explores in detail iconic trains such as the Fairy Queen, Orient Express, and Javelin, and chronicles the cultural backdrop against which railroads were built around the world.

Bicycle

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465455307
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 67. 52 MB
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Bicycle: The Definitive Visual History showcases classic and cutting-edge bicycles and traces the evolution of cycling from the nineteenth century to today. From BMX and mountain biking to track and road racing, this comprehensive full-color guide features the latest high-performance bikes and cycling technology, as well as key models from eras gone by. Virtual tours showcase important bike designs, like the Bianchi Paris Roubaix, and close-up photographs focus on design elements, components, and construction. To tell the complete story of cycling, Bicycle profiles famous cyclists, manufacturers, and brands, and includes detailed images, maps, and histories of key races and competitions -- from the first recorded race in 1868 to the Cyclo-cross World Championships to the Tour de France, triathlons, Olympic racing, and more. Bicycle: The Definitive Visual History is a complete celebration of cycling. Includes two prints suitable for framing.

Classic Car

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465459077
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 70. 23 MB
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A visual guide to the most iconic classic cars of every decade from the 1940s to the 1980s, featuring more than 1,300 photographs and created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. From the Pontiac Chieftain to the Chevrolet Corvette, Classic Car is packed with the marques and models of every decade from the 1940s to the 1980s. Virtual tours offer close-up views of iconic models, and comprehensive catalogs showcase key features with detailed profiles and specifications. To tell the complete story of classic cars, this book also profiles famous designers and manufacturers, like Ferdinand Porsche, and places the cars into wider cultural context by charting their enduring legacy as symbols of luxury and objects of desire. Classic Car is a complete celebration of classic cars and a must-have for all classic car collectors and enthusiasts.

Car

Author : DK
ISBN : 9780756689384
Genre : Transportation
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DK's latest Car traces the history and role of the automobile, cataloging the diverse spectrum of cars from the first prototypes to the supercars of today. The book will not only cover the technological developments and manufacture of cars, but also the cultural backdrop against which the various models arose, and the enduring impact which the car has had on society as an object of curiosity, symbol of luxury, and item of necessity.

Tank

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465466037
Genre : History
File Size : 82. 55 MB
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A visual guide to the history of tanks, Tank tells the full history of tanks through stunning photography and informative text. From the early Mark Is of World War I to the T-34 of World War II to the cutting-edge M1 Abrams of today, Tank showcases the most famous (or infamous) armored fighting vehicles in history. Packed full of tanks, armored vehicles, personnel carriers, and anti-tank weaponry, Tank combines comprehensive photographic spreads with in-depth histories of key manufacturers and specially commissioned visual tours of the most iconic examples of their kind. The featured vehicles are placed in their wider context, along with with tactical and technological improvements, and the impact of the tank on the evolution of battlefield and military strategy. Tank charts the evolution of the tank over the past century, covering over 450 tanks and military vehicles from all over the world. Look through the history of tanks and explore the form and function of a weapon that changed history. Learn the different vehicles' weight, size, country of origin, and time of use through in-depth profiles. An essential visual history, Tank provides a complete and exciting overview to the iconic vehicles that changed history.

Design

Author : Dk Publishing
ISBN : 1465438017
Genre : Design
File Size : 32. 24 MB
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Design: The Definitive Visual History lays out the complete evolution of design, from its origins in early cultures to the contemporary design -- physical and digital -- of today. This comprehensive volume covers every major design movement, along with the iconic designers and manufacturers who influenced everyday life through the objects and buildings they created. Arranged chronologically, Design moves decade-by-decade from the 1850s onward to explore the cultural, social, political, economic, and technological forces in the world at large and shows how these factors influenced movements and styles in design. Gorgeous catalogues of objects demonstrate how design in turn has influenced the everyday life, through architecture, fashion, furniture, ceramics, glassware, lighting, fabrics, electronic equipment, and more. With profiles of famous designers such as Alvar Aalto, Frank Gehry, and Philippe Starck and stunning images of buildings and interiors, Design: The Definitive Visual History is a true celebration of classic design across the centuries. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

The American Revolution

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465455017
Genre : History
File Size : 85. 66 MB
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The American Revolution will transport you back in time and onto the frontlines. This complete overview of the war brings all the action to life, from the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party to the Declaration of Independence and the Treaty of Paris. Beginning with the first stirrings of colonial resistance, The American Revolution presents illustrated accounts of every major military action and comprehensive timelines for every stage of the war. Revealing first-person accounts by soldiers and civilians and profiles of the war's main protagonists, from George Washington to Benedict Arnold. Gallery spreads feature collections of weapons and uniforms, and feature sections detail the politics of the war, such as the treatment of prisoners and the revolution's implications for women, Native Americans, and African Americans. Two hundred and forty years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, The American Revolution demonstrates that the story of how America overthrew the British is as meaningful today as it was when the ink was still wet on the parchment. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

Motorcycle The Definitive Visual History

Author : DK Publishing
ISBN : 9781465400888
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 44. 65 MB
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Motorcycle: The Definitive Visual History traces the allure of the motorcycle, cataloging the diverse spectrum of bikes from the first prototypes to the superbikes of today. This eBook not only covers the technological developments of motorcycles, but also the cultural backdrop against which the various models arose and their impact on society - as an object of curiosity, affordable means of transport, symbol of rebellion, or first choice for full-throttle thrills on road or race track.

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