In December 1913, the New York World newspaper published the first crossword in history. It appeared in their Sunday supplement, "Fun." A century later, this absorbing puzzle continues to attract (and infuriate) millions of devotees every day. But the world's most popular--and seemingly mundane--pastime has a surprising history, filled with intrigue and adventure.
Paolo Bacilieri's FUN transports us from turn-of-the-century New York to present-day Milan, taking in stories of ingenious puzzle makers, ardent solvers, and intellectual luminaries. Part detective story, part docudrama, and interlaced with a fiction of Bacilieri's own imagining, FUN questions the crossword's "harmless" status. Sure, it's fun--but could it also be a form of resistance, of cryptic communication, of espionage?
We celebrate the end of CHEW with an oversized coloring book with art from its sixty-plus issue run, featuring some of ROB GUILLORY's craziest and most unforgettable images. Also, with CHEW ending, it's our very last chance to take your money Remember: no matter what color you decide to color this book, LAYMAN and GUILLORY will only see green
- cultivating positive qualities such as gratitude, courage, integrity, and generosity
- understanding health and nutrition
- mastering simple etiquette
- connecting with others, resolving conflict, and empathy
- exploring fiscal responsibility
- best practices for social media and navigating the digital world
- and more
Through hands-on projects, vivid graphic printables, and interactive activities, Real-Life Rules brings the whole family to the table, offering opportunities to explore, discuss, and experience both the concrete and abstract concepts that are critical for living a meaningful, thoughtful life.
Balance your chakras, enhance health and prosperity, and connect with the gods and goddesses through meditative coloring- Contains 42 illustrations by Indian artist and spiritual teacher Harish Johari - Includes chakra imagery to balance your energy body; power yantras to enhance health, prosperity, peace, and love; and illustrations of Hindu gods and goddesses such as Ganesh and Hanuman to remove obstacles and open your heart - Provides meditative statements facing each piece to help focus your intent while coloring Combining authentic Indian art and profound spiritual insight, the Spiritual Traditions of India Coloring Book pairs line illustrations from accomplished traditional Hindu artist and spiritual teacher Harish Johari with meditative statements from his bestselling books. Focusing your mind on the accompanying mantras while you color supports profound relaxation and clarity of thought and allows the spiritual realizations of the mantras to penetrate deeply into your psyche. Containing 42 coloring illustrations, the book includes chakra imagery, power yantras, planets, and scenes of Hindu gods and goddesses, such as Ganesh, Hanuman, Shiva, and Parvati. Coloring the chakras enables you to visualize the energy centers in your own body, enhancing your ability to open the chakras and balance your flow of energy. Coloring the power yantras allows you to align your mind and spirit with the energies of good health, tolerance, prosperity, peace, and love, attracting these virtues to your life. Coloring the planets, gods, and goddesses allows you to connect with these powerful entities, inviting their help and influence in your life. Conveying the timeless wisdom of an ancient lineage passed down from teacher to student for thousands of years, Johari's words and art reveal the tantric virtues of each yantra, chakra, mudra, celestial body, and deity, such as how Ganesh is the remover of obstacles and how Hanuman enables you to open your heart and experience the unconditional love for your friends, family, and loved ones. The meditative act of coloring these classical Indian images also kindles an appreciation for the sacred geometry embodied within these works of art and their transformative effects on consciousness.
* Pick the best materials for your child's age and learn to make your very own
* Prepare art activities to ease children through transitions, engage the most energetic of kids, entertain small groups, and more
* Encourage artful living through everyday activities
* Foster a love of creativity in your family
Why not experience a mindbender every day? This book is a great way to enjoy an optical illusion every day or take them in all at once.
Every page features an optical illusion from one of the three main types -- literal, physiological and cognitive.
Literal optical illusions create images that are unique from the objects that make them. Physiological illusions occur when the eyes and brain are subjected to excessive stimulation by brightness, color, size, position, tilt or movement. Cognitive illusions are the result of unconscious inferences. All trick the mind into perceiving something altogether different than what the eyes see.
The 365 illusions here are based on those variations. There are instantly recognizable classics that trick the eye no matter how many times you see them, and dozens of new ones, like astounding sidewalk illusions and masterful architecture. There are illustrations, paintings and graphics, as well as color and black and white photographs of scenes ranging from buildings to landscapes.
Concise text includes a hint about the illusion -- for those who can't "see" it -- and a short description of how it works.
Bright, colorful and sure to boggle, this is an ideal gift selection for all ages.
Who isn't fascinated by the sheer size of the universe? Stars offers a straightforward guide to what we know and how we know it--from the Big Bang to star nurseries andto the beginnings of life on planet Earth. Find out why you can't draw a diagram of the solar system to scale, discover how gravity holds our planet together, and learn why we're all made of stardust.Included inside:
- season-by-season guide to stargazing
- double-sided star chart covering the northern and southern hemispheres
- pull-out activities, including Test Your Eyesight cards and a "What do you weigh on other planets?" spinning wheel, plus four sheets of stickers
This oversized adult coloring book features the most iconic images of Rick Grimes from the long-running comic book series. From police officer to leader of the Alexandria Safe Zone, Rick has faced down hordes of walkers and the worst humanity has to offer. Now it's your turn, just make sure to stock up on plenty of red...