DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world leading
illustrated reference publisher and a member of the Penguin Random
House division of Bertelsmann. DK publishes highly visual,
photographic non-fiction for adults and children. DK produces
content for consumers in over 100 countries and over 60 languages,
with offices in the UK, India, US, Germany, China, Canada, Spain
DK's aim is to inspire, educate and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivaled clarity to a wide range of topics, with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.
Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery and parenting.
DK's extensive children's list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the best-selling LEGO (R) books.
DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series.
"[A]n accessible introduction to centuries of political thought." - The Boston Globe
"[The Big Ideas Simply Explained books] are beautifully illustrated with shadow-like cartoons that break down even the most difficult concepts so they are easier to grasp. These step-by-step diagrams are an incredibly clever learning device to include, especially for visual learners." - Examiner.com
"Verdict: This book serves as a helpful introduction to the thoughts and theories that have influenced leaders and policy throughout world history. The bright, bold colors and illustrations help make the subject approachable. A good resource for middle and high school students who are interested in political science and history." - Library Journal
"With easy-to-follow graphics, succinct quotations, and accessible text, The Politics Book is an essential reference for students and anyone wondering how politics works." - Politico.com