Geeky Lego Crafts
21 Fun and Quirky Projects
Hardcover ISBN: 1593277679
Indulge your love for LEGO by making the challenging, quirky, and occasionally practical designs in Geeky LEGO Crafts. Follow the step-by-step instructions to build handy bookends, geeky coasters, a stylish wine rack, adorable pencil holders, and much more.
Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game
Hardcover ISBN: 1608199630
"With its origins rooted in one of the Wall Street Journal's most emailed stories, The Monopolists is the inside story of how the game of Monopoly came into existence, the heavy embellishment of its provenance by Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets, the lost female originator of the game, and one man's lifelong obsession to tell the true story about the game's questionable origins. Most Americans who play Monopoly think it was invented by an unemployed Pennsylvania man who sold his game to Parker Brothers in 1935 and lived happily ever after on royalties. That story, however, is not exactly true. Ralph Anspach, an economist and refugee of Hitler's Danzig, unearthed the real story and it traces back to Abraham Lincoln, the Quakers, and to a forgotten feminist named Lizzie Magie. The Monopolists is in part Anspach's David-versus-Goliath tale of his 1970s battle against Parker Brothers, one of the most beloved companies of all time. Anspach was a professor fighting to sell his Anti-Monopoly board game, which hailed those who busted up trusts and monopolies instead of those who took control of all the properties. While he and his lawyers researched previous Parker Brothers lawsuits, he accidentally discovered the true history of the game, which began with Magie's Landlord's Game. That game was invented more than thirty years before Parker Brothers sold their version of Monopoly and she waged her own war with Parker Brothers to be credited as the real originator of the game. More than just a book aboutboard games, The Monopolists illuminates the cutthroat nature of American business over the last century--a social history of American corporate greed that reads like the best detective fiction, told through the real-life winners and losers in the Monopoly wars"--
The Drone Pilot's Handbook
The Knowledge, the Skills, the Rules
Paperback ISBN: 1781572984
Flying multicopter drones - quadcopters, hexacopters and others like them - is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the world, with millions now enjoying the challenges of unmanned flight. Whether you've never flown before - or if you've already experienced the fun of a toy 'copter - this book is for you. Demystifying the skills, tricks, and techniques that will turn crash-landers into expert fliers, drone expert Adam Juniper shows how to fly acrobatically, race successfully, and take amazing photos and video with drones of all kinds. Up to now thedrone community has been forced to seek knowledge from ill-edited videos and poorly translated user manuals; this book opens the skies for everyone!
Book of Curious And Interesting Puzzles
Paperback ISBN: 0486443418
This collection by a bestselling author consists of more than 560 puzzles from around the world and throughout history. Only a familiarity with elementary algebra and geometry is needed, and complete answers appear at the end. "Of immense interest." — Mathematical Gazette. 382 illustrations.
Will Shortz Presents Light and Easy Sudoku
150 Fast, Fun Puzzles
Paperback ISBN: 0312949774
If you can pronounce it, you can play it! Sudoku is fun, mind-boggling, and relaxing—all at once. And as soon as you finish your first sudoku puzzle, you’ll be raring to start another! Solving a sudoku puzzle demands no mathematical skills. All you need is a pencil (eraser optional!) and a love of game-playing. There’s just one basic rule: Fill in the empty boxes in the nine-by-nine grid so that every row, column, and three-by-three square contains the numbers 1 through 9, without repeating. Simple enough, right? You’ll be a pro in no time with this collection of 150 sudoku puzzles, presented byPuzzlemaster Will Shortz. If you—like millions of other Americans—are already hooked on the game, Light and Easy Sudoku is sure to provide further hours of challenging fun.
Pocket Posh Easy Sudoku 5
Paperback ISBN: 1449450865
Offering 100 Sudoku puzzles specifically created to be simple and quick to solve, Pocket Posh Easy Sudoku 5 is perfect for puzzlers of all skill levels. This collection of 100 Sudoku puzzles created for fast and easy solving is perfect for the advanced puzzler wanting a swift puzzle to solve or a beginner looking to tackle a realistic challenge. With more than 5 million copies in print, the Pocket Posh puzzle series is a great way to exercise your mind--and look great while doing it! A free trial subscription to The Puzzle Society adds extra value.