- 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
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