- Eyewitness Books
"Eyewitness Books" is a series of
nonfiction books intended for young adults. They were first published in England by Dorling Kindersleyin 1988. The series now has over one hundred titles on a variety of subjects, such as dinosaurs, Ancient Egypt, flags, chemistry, music, the Olympics, and William Shakespeare. According to Dorling Kindersley, over 50 million copies have been sold in 36 languages.
The books are often noted for their numerous photographs, which are always set against a white background. Describing the series in "
Booklist", Michael Cart wrote, "What DK did—with almost revolutionary panache—was essentially to reinvent nonfiction books by breaking up the solid pages of gray type that had previously been their hallmark, reducing the text to bite-size, nonlinear nuggets that were then surrounded by pictures that did more than adorn—they also conveyed information. Usually full color, they were so crisply reproduced they seemed to leap off the page." [Michael Cart. "Eyewitness Books: Putting the graphic in lexigraphic". "Booklist". October 15, 2002.]
* [http://us.dk.com/static/cs/us/11/features/eyewitness/ Eyewitness Books] official website
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Eyewitness — may refer to the following:*For the court system type of eye witness, witness *For the TV show, Eyewitness (TV) *For the movie, Eyewitness (film) *For the nonfiction book series, Eyewitness Books *For Royal Hunt s album, Eyewitness (album) *For… … Wikipedia
Eyewitness (TV) — infobox Television show name = Eyewitness caption = format = Nature documentary runtime = 47 minutes rating = TV G creator = Jill Matthews narrator = Martin Sheen (Series 1 2) Andrew Sachs (Series 3) country = UK network = BBC first aired = 1995… … Wikipedia
Third and Fourth Books of Kings — Third and Fourth Books of Kings † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Third and Fourth Books of Kings The historical book called in the Hebrew Melakhim, i.e. Kings, is in the Vulgate, in imitation of the Septuagint, styled the Third and Fourth… … Catholic encyclopedia
Maccabees, The Books of the — ▪ biblical literature Introduction Maccabees also spelled Machabees four books, none of which is in the Hebrew Bible but all of which appear in some manuscripts of the Septuagint. The first two books only are part of canonical scripture… … Universalium
Bibliography — Books ♣ Adams, A., Ninja The Invisible Assassins, Ohara Publications, Los Angeles, 1973 ♣ Adams, R., Complete Anachronist No. 37 Archery: The Longbow, The Society For Creative Anachronism, Inc., 1988 ♣ Bash, F., Astronomy, Harper & Row,… … The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology
Dorling Kindersley — Parent company Penguin Group Founded 1974 Founder Christopher Dorling, Peter Kindersley Country of origin … Wikipedia
Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki — Part of the Pacific War, World War II … Wikipedia
Blackfoot Confederacy — Blackfoot redirects here. For other uses, see Blackfoot (disambiguation). Blackfoot Bear Bull Total population 32,000 Regions with si … Wikipedia
Military history of Jewish Americans — Jewish Americans have served in the United States armed forces dating back to before the colonial era, when Jews have served in militias of the Thirteen Colonies. Jewish military personnel have served in all branches of the armed forces and in… … Wikipedia
Juliet Clutton-Brock — was a senior research worker in the Mammal Section at The Natural History Museum in London [ [http://www.nhm.ac.uk/ nhm.ac.uk] ] from 1969 until her retirement in 1993, and maintains a position there as a research associate. She has acted as… … Wikipedia