DK Eyewitness

Demonstrating genuine originality, the publishers of the DK Eyewitness books have put a refreshing twist on the old cliche that "a picture is worth a thousand words." Each book has plenty of pictures, mostly of the photograph kind; but paired with every image is explanatory text that tells you exactly what it is you're looking at.

Sometimes the sheer number of pictures can be a bit overwhelming, but there are plenty of things you can't really grasp just reading about them in a book. Such as the uniform and equipment of a U. S. Marine in the Vietnam War, for instance, or the rigging of a sailing ship. DK Eyewitness books are about the best available for learning of this kind.

The editors take a living-history approach, meaning that they don't just draw pictures, they present actual photographs of people dressed up in period costume. As much as possible, they also provide images of actual objects, whether they're photostakenfrom museum collections, pictures of old maps, or nature photographs.

Younger kids will likely be enthralled by these, but somewhat older students (upper elementary and middle school) are probably the best audience, since they'll be able to appreciate and learn from the educational text. Even high schoolers can use these for research, or just to get a cursory understanding of a topic before moving on to deeper study.

(DK Eyewitness books are also great resources for IEW students: because the text is short and to-the-point, kids can easily rewrite sentences and paragraphs in the note-taking/outlining phase of composition instruction.)

Be aware that some of the volumes contain a decidedly Darwinian worldview. At the same time, since these are designed for children, you don't have to worry about inappropriate content or crudeness. These are refreshingly straightfoward books, and are sure to provide hours of productive enjoyment for even the most reluctant students.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur.Read more of his reviews here.

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Ancient China
by Arthur Cotterell
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in China (Location: B02-05D)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Ancient China
DK Eyewitness Series
by Arthur Cotterell
from DK Publishing
Chinese History Reference for 4th-8th grade
in China (Location: B02-05D)
$16.99
DK Eyewitness: Ancient Egypt
DK Eyewitness Series
by George Hart
from DK Publishing
Egyptian History Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Ancient Egypt (Location: B02-02D)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Ancient Egypt
DK Eyewitness Series
by George Hart
from DK Publishing
Egyptian History Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Ancient Egypt (Location: B02-02D)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Ancient Egypt
DK Eyewitness Series
by George Hart
from DK Publishing
Egyptian History Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Ancient Egypt (Location: B02-02D)
$9.99
DK Eyewitness: Ancient Greece
DK Eyewitness Series
by Anne Pearson
from DK Publishing
Greek History Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Ancient Greece (Location: B02-03A)
$15.99
DK Eyewitness: Ancient Greece
DK Eyewitness Series
by Anne Pearson
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Greek History Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Ancient Greece (Location: B02-03A)
$7.50 (2 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Ancient Rome
DK Eyewitness Series
by Simon James
from DK Publishing
Roman History Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Ancient Rome (Location: B02-03C)
$15.95
DK Eyewitness: Ancient Rome
DK Eyewitness Series
by Simon James
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Roman History Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Ancient Rome (Location: B02-03C)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Animal
DK Eyewitness Series
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Greek History Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Zoology (Location: BSR-09B)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Arms & Armor
DK Eyewitness Series
by Michele Byam
from DK Publishing
Military History for 4th-8th grade
in Military History (Location: B02-00C)
$14.50
DK Eyewitness: Aztec, Inca & Maya
by Elizabeth Baquedano
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Ancient America (Location: B01-04A)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Aztec, Inca & Maya
by Elizabeth Baquedano
from DK Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Ancient America (Location: B01-04A)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Bible Lands
DK Eyewitness Series
by Jonathan Tubb
1st edition from DK Publishing
History Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Bible Geography and Surveys (Location: C07-02F)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Bible Lands
DK Eyewitness Series
by Jonathan Tubb
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
HIstory Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Bible Geography and Surveys (Location: C07-02F)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Bird
DK Eyewitness Series
by David Burnie
from DK Publishing
Science Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Birds (Location: BSR-10B)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Boat
DK Eyewitness Series
by Eric, Kentley
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Science Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Ships, Boats & Submarines (Location: B02-00E)
$6.00 (2 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Book
DK Eyewitness Series
by Karen Brookfield
from DK Publishing
History Reference for 4th-8th grade
in History of Books & Language (Location: B04-00E)
$15.95
DK Eyewitness: Book
DK Eyewitness Series
by Karen Brookfield
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
History Reference for 4th-8th grade
in History of Books & Language (Location: B04-00E)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Butterfly & Moth
DK Eyewitness Series
by Paul Whalley
from DK Publishing
Science Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Insects & Arachnids (Location: BSR-12B)
$13.50 $7.50 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Castle
DK Eyewitness Series
by Christopher Gravett
from DK Publishing
Middle Ages History Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Middle Ages (Location: B02-04A)
$13.50
DK Eyewitness: Castle
DK Eyewitness Series
by Christopher Gravett
from DK Publishing
Middle Ages History Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Middle Ages (Location: B02-04A)
$16.99
DK Eyewitness: Chemistry
DK Eyewitness series
by Ann Newmark
from DK Publishing
Science Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Chemistry (Location: BSR-05C)
$16.99
DK Eyewitness: Chemistry
DK Eyewitness Series
by Ann Newmark
from DK Publishing
Science Reference for 4rd-8th grade
in Chemistry (Location: BSR-05C)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Costume
DK Eyewitness Series
by L. Rowland-Warne
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
History Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Clothing & Fashion (Location: B04-00A)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Cowboy
DK Eyewitness Series
by David Murdoch
from DK Publishing
American History Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Cowboys & Cattlemen (Location: B01-17B)
$16.99
DK Eyewitness: Cowboy
DK Eyewitness Series
by David H. Murdoch
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
History Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Cowboys & Cattlemen (Location: B01-17B)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Crime & Detection
DK Eyewitness Series
by Brian Lane
from DK Publishing
HIstory Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Espionage & Forensic Science (Location: CGA-10D)
$15.99
DK Eyewitness: Desert
DK Eyewitness Series
by Miranda Macqitty
from DK Publishing
Science Rewference for 4th-8th grade
in Deserts & Grasslands (Location: BSR-08D)
$5.50 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Dinosaur
DK Eyewitness Series
by Angela Milner, David Norman
1st edition from DK Publishing
Science Referenece for 4th-8th grade
in Dinosaurs & Fossils (Location: BSR-11B)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Earth
DK Eyewitness Series
by Susanna Van Rose
from DK Publishing
Science Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Earth Science (Location: BSR-03A)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Electricity
DK Eyewitness Series
by Steve Parker
from DK Publishing
Science Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Electricity & Magnetism (Location: BSR-06D)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Explorer
DK Eyewitness Series
by Rupert Matthews
1st edition from DK Publishing
HIstory Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: B01-05A)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Explorer
by Rupert Matthews
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for 4th-8th grade
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: B01-05A)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: First Ladies
DK Eyewitness Series
by Amy Pastan
from DK Publishing
American HIstory Reference for 4th-8th grade
in American Presidency (Location: B03-00E)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Fish
by Steve Parker
from DK Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Sharks & Fishes (Location: BSR-12D)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Flying Machine
DK Eyewitness Series
by Andrew Nahum
from DK Publishing
HIstory Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Aviation History (Location: B02-00A)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Flying Machine
DK Eyewitness Series
by Andrew Nahum
from DK Publishing
History Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Aviation History (Location: B02-00A)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Forensic Science
DK Eyewitness Series
by Chris Cooper
from DK Publishing
Science Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Espionage & Forensic Science (Location: CGA-10D)
$15.99
DK Eyewitness: Human Body
DK Eyewitness Series
by Steve Parker
from DK Publishing
Science Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Human Anatomy & Physiology (Location: BSR-13A)
$11.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Human Body
DK Eyewitness Series
by Steve Parker
1st edition from DK Publishing
Science Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Human Anatomy & Physiology (Location: BSR-13A)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Human Body
DK Eyewitness Series
by Steve Parker
from DK Publishing
Science Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Human Anatomy & Physiology (Location: BSR-13A)
$9.99
DK Eyewitness: Insect
DK Eyewitness Series
by Laurence Mound
1st edition from DK Publishing
Science Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Insects & Arachnids (Location: BSR-12B)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Insect
DK Eyewitness Series
by Laurence Mound
from DK Publishing
Science Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Insects & Arachnids (Location: BSR-12B)
$11.00 (2 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Knight
DK Eyewitness Series
by Christopher Gravett
from DK Publishing
Middle Ages HIstory Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Middle Ages (Location: B02-04A)
$16.99
DK Eyewitness: Light
DK Eyewitness Series
by David Burnie
from DK Publishing
Science Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Light & Sound (Location: BSR-06C)
$6.00 (2 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Mammal
DK Eyewitness Series
by Steve Parker
from DK Publishing
Science Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Mammals (Location: BSR-09E)
$5.50 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Medieval Life
DK Eyewitness Series
by Andrew Langley
from DK Publishing
Midieval Ages History Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Middle Ages (Location: B02-04A)
$16.99
DK Eyewitness: Money
DK Eyewitness Series
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for 4th-8th grade
in Money (Coins & Currency) (Location: B08-03C)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Mummy
DK Eyewitness Series
by James Putnam
1st edition from DK Publishing
History Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Ancient Egypt (Location: B02-02D)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
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