Eyewitness Books

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Eyewitness Books (or Eyewitness Guides) is a series of educational nonfiction books intended for children and young adults. They were first published in England by Dorling Kindersley in 1988. The series now has over one hundred titles on a variety of subjects, such as dinosaurs, Ancient Egypt, flags, chemistry, music, the solar system, film, and William Shakespeare. According to Dorling Kindersley, over 50 million copies have been sold in 36 languages.[1]

The books are often noted for their numerous photographs and detailed illustrations, 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.""[2]

Some of the books were later adapted into a television series, with theme music composed by Guy Michelmore.

Eyewitness Travel Guides are also produced by Dorling Kindersley, but are intended for all audiences. They are known for their photography and illustrated city street plans. Places covered by Eyewitness Travel Guides include Philadelphia paired with the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, California, Florida, the Southern United States, New England, Germany, Tokyo, Hawaii, Sweden, Alaska, New Orleans, Paris, India, Arizona and the Grand Canyon, Canada, Great Britain, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Chicago, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Kenya and many others.[3]

List of books in the series[edit]

The series includes:[4][5]

  • Africa
  • The Amazon
  • American Revolution
  • Amphibian
  • Ancient China
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Rome
  • Animal
  • Archeology
  • Arctic & Antarctic
  • Arms & Armor
  • Astronomy
  • Aztec, Inca & Maya
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Battle
  • Bible Lands
  • Bird
  • Boat
  • Book
  • Buddhism
  • Building
  • Butterfly & Moth
  • Car
  • Cat
  • Castle
  • Chemistry
  • China
  • Christianity
  • City
  • Civil War
  • Climate Change
  • Computer
  • Costume
  • Cowboy
  • Crime & Detection
  • Crystal & Gem
  • Dance
  • Da Vinci and His Times
  • Desert
  • Dinosaur
  • Dog
  • Eagle & Birds of Prey
  • Early Humans
  • Earth
  • Ecology
  • Economy
  • Electricity
  • The Elements
  • Elephant
  • Endangered Animals
  • Energy
  • Epidemic
  • Everest
  • Evolution
  • Explorer
  • Farm
  • Film
  • First Ladies
  • Fish
  • Flag
  • Flight
  • Food
  • Football
  • Force & Motion
  • Forensic Science
  • Fossil
  • Future
  • Gandhi
  • Gorilla, Monkey, & Ape
  • Goya
  • Great Musicians
  • Great Scientists
  • Horse
  • Human Body
  • Hurricane & Tornado
  • Impressionism
  • Insect
  • Invention
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Jungle
  • Knight
  • Life
  • Light
  • Mammal
  • Manet
  • Mars
  • Matter
  • Media & Communication
  • Medicine
  • Medieval Life
  • Mesopotamia
  • Monet
  • Money
  • Moon
  • Mummy
  • Music
  • Mythology
  • Natural Disasters
  • North American Indian
  • Ocean
  • Oil
  • Olympics
  • Perspective
  • Pirate
  • Planets
  • Plant
  • Pond & River
  • Predator
  • Prehistoric Life
  • Presidents
  • Pyramid
  • Religion
  • Reptile
  • Rescue
  • Robot
  • Rocks & Minerals
  • Russia
  • Science
  • Seashore
  • Shakespeare
  • Shark
  • Shell
  • Shipwreck
  • Skeleton
  • Soccer
  • Soldier
  • Space Exploration
  • Sports
  • Spy
  • Submarine
  • Technology
  • Time & Space
  • Titanic
  • Train
  • Transportation
  • Treasure
  • Tree
  • Tudor
  • Universe
  • Van Gogh
  • Vietnam War
  • Viking
  • Volcano & Earthquake
  • Vote
  • Watercolor
  • Weather
  • Whale
  • Wild West
  • Witches & Magic-Makers
  • Wonders of the World
  • World War I
  • World War II

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "DK Eyewitness Books- Universe". DK. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  2. ^ Michael Cart. "Eyewitness Books: Putting the graphic in lexigraphic". Booklist. October 15, 2002.
  3. ^ "Travel". DK. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  4. ^ https://www.dk.com/us/search/?searchterm=eyewitness&sortby=3&paging=3
  5. ^ "DK Eyewitness".

External links[edit]

  • [1] official website
  • [2] also see Eyewitness Travel Guides