Get the whole gang outside and enjoy hours of family fun Discover the pleasures of lawn games with this guide to 40 time-tested favorites -- from classics like capture the flag, croquet, badminton, and bocce to the lesser-known Cherokee marbles and kubb. Authors Paul Tukey and Victoria Rowell provide a quick overview of the basic structure of each game, then offer playing strategies and tips for creating fun variations. Spice up those long summer afternoons with some old-fashioned friendly competition.
It is said that "seeing is believing." But what if the picture you see is hard to believe? Maybe it appears to be something else entirely.
In The Great Book of Optical Illusions, Al Seckel brings together a collection of fascinating visual puzzles and enigmatic designs that make the viewer wonder: How does this work? What does it really contain?
From collections of baffling shapes that defy the viewer to work out the hidden figures, to dazzling patterns that appear to change on the page, here are optical illusions found in classical art and through history to the most modern of visual tricks.
There are more than 280 color and black and white illustrations in the book, from Illusionworks, the world's leading brand of illusion artworks.
What number best completes the series? What anagrams don't belong? Which pattern satisfies the analogy? No cheating Flex that brain muscle and see how intelligent you really are with this fun and formidable two-part series of quizzes. Care to measure your IQ? See how well you stack up after taking one of the eight IQ tests offered here. Then, measure specific skills through a series of tests designed to gauge numerical, verbal, and spatial abilities. Answers to each question, complete with explanations, appear at the end of each section. Score yourself using the easy-to-follow charts provided here, then rank yourself against friends to prove that you really are the smartest one on the block.
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
Bob Dylan is awarded The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." Now you can create, color, and interact with his clothes, his songs, and the key people and places in the career of the legendary singer-songwriter and now Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan.- A must-have for all Bob Dylan fans and those that aren't yet fans- The ultimate collector's activity-book to be approached with glue, scissors and coloring pencils, dedicated to all the fans of the legendary singer-songwriterBeginning with rockabilly, moving on to folk music, sliding over to electric, and falling into a psychedelic phase, like a chameleon Bob Dylan has changed his skin repeatedly over the years, juggling his image with apparent ease and subverting the prevailing social and aesthetic models each time. His Supro guitar and the leather jacket - reminiscent of James Dean; the muse of his hobo period Suze Rotolo and his legendary Triumph Bonneville; the Newport Jazz Festival and the Gaslight Cafe in Greenwich Village: artist Matteo Guarnaccia has documented this pilgrimage of styles stage by stage, year by year, with a wealth of detail. The clothes, faces, music and places of those years become subjects to color in, paper-dolls to dress, and board games to assemble, while the characters of his songs provide the members of a colorful circus.This is the ultimate collector's activity-book to be approached with glue, scissors and coloring pencils, dedicated to all the fans of the legendary singer-songwriter.
Experience literary genius first-hand with these paper doll versions of famous authors. William Shakespeare, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, and more come to life in illustrator Kyle Hilton's playful style, accompanied by bookish trivia and scholarly accoutrements. This is literature brought to life
Celebrate the Superstars of Daytime Drama . . . and Their Glamorous Wardrobes
For decades, soap operas--and their celebrities--have captured the imagination of Americans with their flair for drama, innovation, and extraordinary entertainment. Now, soap fans and paper doll collectors alike will thrill to this special tribute to daytime television's brightest stars This exciting paper doll collection spotlights sixteen of the most popular legends of the "small" screen, each paired with an exquisite, custom-made costume. Dress such beloved actresses as
- Susan Lucci, All My Children
- Deidre Hall, Days of Our Lives
- Kelly Monaco, General Hospital
- Victoria Wyndham, Another World
- Eileen Fulton, As the World Turns
- Jeanne Cooper, The Young and the Restless
- Erika Slezak, One Life to Live
- Susan Flannery, The Bold and the Beautiful
and many others
Fascinating notes provide biographical information about each star, along with detailed costume descriptions.
Indulge your love for LEGO(R) 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.
What exactly is a slope? What's the difference between a tile and a plate? Why is it bad to simply stack bricks in columns to make a wall? "The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide" is here to answer your questions.Focusing on building actual models with real bricks, "The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide" comes with complete instructions to build several cool models but also encourages you to use your imagination to create your own fantastic creations.Inside, you'll learn: The best ways to connect bricks and creative uses for those patternsTricks for calculating and using scale (it's not as hard as you think)The step-by-step plans to create a train station on the scale of LEGO people (a.k.a. "minifigs")How to build spheres, jumbo-sized LEGO bricks, micro-scaled models, and a mini space shuttleTips for sorting and storing all of your LEGO pieces
"The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide" also includes the Brickopedia, a visual guide to nearly 300 of the most useful and reusable elements of the LEGO system, with historical notes, common uses, part numbers, and the year each piece first appeared in a LEGO set.The firm foundation for your LEGO hobby starts here