Kids on Fire: Big Ideas Simply Explained Series

There’s more to education than reading, writing and arithmetic, but subjects like Business, Economics, Philosophy, the History of Science, Politics and so on aren’t offered until college. The Big Ideas Simply Explained series aims to fill that gap by giving inquisitive teens (and adults!) a solid foundation in some big subjects they’re not hearing much about at school.

It’s an especially valuable overview series on various topics for homeschoolers. The series includes such titles as:

The Science Book (4/5 stars, currently priced at $7.99)

The Science Book explores how scientists have sought to explain our world and the universe, and how scientific discoveries have been made.

A new title in DK’s successful “Big Ideas, Simply Explained” series, this book on science and the history of science looks at topics such as why Copernicus’s ideas were contentious, how Galileo worked out his theories on motion and inertia, and what the discovery of DNA meant.

The Science Book covers every area of science–astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, math, and physics, and brings the greatest scientific ideas to life with fascinating text, quirky graphics, and pithy quotes.


The Philosophy Book (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $7.99)

The Philosophy Book explains more than one hundred of the greatest ideas in philosophy through clear, succinct text and easy-to-follow graphics.

Using straightforward graphics and artworks, as well as thoroughly accessible text that elucidates more than two thousand years of philosophical thought, The Philosophy Book makes abstract concepts concrete.

From moral ethics to the philosophies of religions, The Philosophy Book sheds a light on the famous ideas and thinkers from the ancient world through the present day. Including theories from Pythagoras to Voltaire and Mary Wollstonecraft to Noam Chomsky, The Philosophy Book offers anyone with an interest in philosophy an essential resource to the great philosophers and the views that have shaped our society.


The Business Book (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $7.99)

The Business Book clearly and simply explains all of the key theories that have shaped the world of business, management, and commerce. Using easy-to-follow graphics and artworks, succinct quotations, and thoroughly accessible text, The Business Book introduces the would-be entrepreneur and general reader alike to the work of great commercial thinkers, leaders, and gurus. The Business Book includes:

– Almost 100 quotations from the great business thinkers and gurus

– Information on every facet of business management, including alternative business models, with real life examples from the marketplace

– A structure that takes the reader through every stage of business strategy, from start-up to delivering the goods

The clear and concise summaries, graphics, and quotations in The Business Book will help even the complete novice understand the key ideas behind business success.


Click here to browse the full Big Ideas Simply Explained series.


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