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Myths and Legends

This book, illustrated by artistic paintings, conjures up the mysterious world of imaginary and real creatures, gods and goddesses, and people. While the compelling adventures of Prometheus, Heracles, Icarus, Thor, Gargantua and other well-known heroes and heroines come to life, the marvellous power of eternal human virtues and ideals that can decide events, such as perseverance, courage, a thirst for knowledge, belief and love, can be felt. Most of the stories selected relate episodes connected with Greek myths and Biblical events, which form an important part of our cultural heritage, but there are appetisers from Egyptian, Roman, Germanic, Celtic and Gaelic legends as well. Some illustrations of scenes from the 25 famous stories offer an unforgettable experience thanks to the use of a 3D technique.

Tags: history civilization myth

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Discoveries and Inventions

What would our life look like without the motor car, electricity or the telephone? How could distant continents have been discovered without suitable ships or navigation equipment? These are just a few of the objects, tools and methods that have changed human life, making it easier or happier. Who invented them? What made them significant? This book will tell you how and when these splendid inventions came into being. It also explains how the various continents, seas, trade routes, passages were discovered. The informative descriptions, teeming with interesting and startling facts, are accompanied by extraordinary 3D illustrations.

Tags: history civilization culture

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Famous Battles from World History

This volume brings to life the greatest battles in world history, such as Thermopylae, Cannae, Crécy, Kolin and Austerlitz. In assessing each confrontation the tactics used are described as is the military technology of the warring parties. The reader can learn about fascinating strategies, such as hoplite warfare developed by the Greeks during the Greko-Persian wars or the landsknechts' bloody but highly effective infantry tactics that killed armoured knights. The reader can also witness the failure of line tactics and the success of the settlers' use of guerilla warfare in the American War of Independence. The spectacular illustrations using 3D technology make the battles almost tangible, and supplement the absorbing descriptions, while enhancing the readers' experience.

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Ancient Empires

This book presents life in the best known empires of ancient times, including the Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Chinese empires, providing fascinating information about the social conditions and beliefs of the people who lived then. The luxurious lifestyle of the wealthy ruling class and the everyday struggles of the common people are brought to life, as is the lot and living conditions of the slaves. Egyptian mummification techniques and related customs are explained. Scientific findings are used to show readers inside the unopened tomb mound of the first Chinese emperor, which conceals thousands of secrets. You can witness the battles that changed the course of history and led to the rise or fall of mighty empires. Spectacular illustrations envisaged by the publisher use 3D technology to turn the scenes and events into real experiences which enhance the pleasure of reading.

Tags: history civilization archeology

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Wonders of the World

The seven edifices of ancient times were first described as wonders of the world by the Phoenician poet Antipater od Sidon, who jotted down the creations of man that astonished him on his travels in the 2nd century BC. Later other authors of antiquity and the Middle ages also drew up their own lists of wonderful sights. Today, a new list of the world's seven most fantastic creations has been compiled, which fascinate modern travellers in the same way that their ancient counterparts captivated visitors long ago.

This volume expands the knowledge of the readers going on this exciting imaginary journey through many interesting facts and authoritative information supported by scientific research. The artistic 3D illustrations make this gripping book even more attractive, bringing the wonders of human ingenuity, will and perseverance within palpable reach, while stimulating the imagination of both adults and children who are interested in these captivating structures.

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Attack and Defence

It explores the different hunting techniques animals employ, the weapons predators use and the arsenal of life-saving ploys their pugnacious prey respond with.

Tags: nature species zoology 3D

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Giant Machines

Would you like to know more about the world's most powerful, most stunning vehicles that are unique in their own category? Which is the largest fire-fighting aircraft? Which is the biggest bulldozer? And which vessel submerges itself to pick up its load and then resurfaces? What sort of heavy vehicle moves radio telescopes in the South American desert and which machine carries glowing, molten metal? You can learn the answers to all these questions in this book presenting heavy machinery and a series of civilian and military vehicles. Discover the special features of their size, performance and operation, and their construction through large colourful, highly detailed drawings. The text full of unusual information explains the history of the vehicles, their special parts and essential information about them as well as the jobs they were designed for. The special 3D pictures at the end of the volume help you 'really' see inside these giant vehicles.

Tags: mechanics popular science

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Military Vehicles

In the middle of September 1916 the German soldiers hardened by the trench warfare of World War I heard a strange noise from their positions near the French village of Flers-Courcelette. After the usual artillery bombardment, instead of an infantry attack the squeaking of tracks and the roar of engines announced the arrival of almost 50 lurching, armoured monsters on the horizon. The soldiers fired with their machine guns at the mechanised armour they had never seen before to no avail: the vehicles trundled on unharmed over the barbed wire entanglements, which were thought to be impenetrable. At the time the first tank attack in history was made, no one could have imagined that just 23 years later the modern tanks of the German army would conquer almost the whole of Europe or that in the winter of 1991 the armoured coalition forces sweeping aside Saddam Hussein's feared army in the Iraqi desert could be watched almost live on television. How did the lurching metal box become a military vehicle powered by gas turbine able to race at 45 miles per hour and fire accurately even at night? How has the use of tanks changed? What could the tank crews who fought in the largest tank battle in history have seen and felt? This book answers these and many other fascinating questions. Detailed, computer-aided 3D illustrations, colourful diagrams and easy-to-understand explanations in language suitable for people just becoming familiar with military technology offer an informative guide to the world of military vehicles not only for newcomers to the subject but also for more knowledgeable readers.

Tags: popular science mechanics technology history

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Dinos 2

The latest volume of our 3D series presents more than 50 dinosaur species, including the Tyrannosaurus, the Giraffatitan, as well as one of the more recent archeological findings called the Nasuceratops.
Readers can learn from the concise and informative descriptions about interesting facts of the species' characteristic features as well as of the excavation and examination of their fossils. The volume provides detailed and up-to-date information on the conception, history, anatomy, and evolution of each species.
Moreover, many 3D illustrations are also included on the pages, and viewing these illustrations with the provided 3D glasses brings them to life, letting the long extinct, and yet amazing, creatures and the prehistoric world they populated come within an arm's reach of the readers.

Tags: prehistoric species zoology

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Human Body

When we are babies and our mind starts to gradually open, we slowly discover the world around us with the help of our sensory organs. Lots of colours, forms, sounds and scents, as well as caressing touching, can step-by-step combine and become sensations already connected to certain persons or objects. First, it is generally our mother’s face that is recorded in our brain; she is recognized by her scent and embrace affording warmth and security. Later on we learn to form sounds, words and sentences, to toddle, then to walk. In the course of our development, we become more and more independent, our knowledge broadens, and we seem to take over the direction of our body. However, our organisation is a very complicated union of systems and organs, which is in turn regulated by our nervous and endocrine systems; our role is to  support the functioning of this infinitely complex body. This is possible if, for example, we try to live a healthy life, to eat a balanced diet and take regular physical exercise. It also helps if we understand the structure and functions of our body; how it responds to the effects of the outside world, how it can fight against illnesses or how it can prepare for the “emergencies”. This volume will come to your aid with its spectacular 3D illustrations, and with them, you can take an imaginary journey into the mysterious inner world of the human being, the most wonderful creature in the world.

Tags: anatomy 3D

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