The Law Book

The Law Book - Big Ideas Simply Explained

Hardback (03 Sep 2020)

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Synopsis

Why do we need laws? What rights are protected by law? When was forensic evidence first used in court?

This book explores big questions like these, explaining the laws and legal precedents, and religious, political, and moral codes that have shaped the world we live in. Written in plain English, The Law Book cuts through the legal jargon and is packed with pithy explanations of the most important milestones in legal history, with step-by-step diagrams and witty illustrations that untangle knotty concepts.

From the earliest laws, such as the Code of Hammurabi, through groundbreaking legislation including Magna Carta and the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act, The Law Book offers an engaging overview of legal history across the world all the way into the 21st century with copyright in the digital age, same-sex marriage, and the "right to be forgotten". Covering the fight for universal suffrage and workers' rights, and the establishment of international legal bodies like INTERPOL and the European Court of Justice, The Law Book explains the stories behind each milestone development.

Continuing the Big Ideas series' trademark combination of authoritative, informative text, and bold graphics, The Law Book uses an innovative visual approach to make the subject accessible to everyone, whether you're a law student, a legal professional, or an armchair expert.

About the Publisher

Dorling Kindersley Limited

Dorling Kindersley Limited

Founded in London in 1974, Dorling Kindersley are enormously proud to be the world's leading illustrated reference publisher. DK strives to make everything it produces, better by design, our aim is to inform, enrich and entertain readers of all ages. Everything we make from books, eBooks and apps give unrivalled clarity to topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in both our design and our digital products.

Book information

ISBN: 9780241410196
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Imprint: Dorling Kindersley Limited
Pub date:
DEWEY: 340
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 12440
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 1120g
Height: 205mm
Width: 239mm
Spine width: 26mm