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Puzzle Box, Volume 2
Puzzle Box, Volume 2
Paperback      ISBN: 0486813487
In a foot race, Abe was neither first nor last. Cal beat Doug, Bruce beat Abe, Abe beat Ed but was beaten by Cal, and Doug beat Bruce. Who was last?
Arrange four chess pieces so that every piece attacks exactly four empty squares.
In the USA, is it possible to travel by car in such a way that you visit exactly seven states and enter them in alphabetical order?
What do these words have in common: commerce, canoodle, funnel, recessive?
You have 12 pounds of nails and a large 2-pan balance. How can you measure out 9 pounds of nails?

Find identical jigsaw puzzle pieces, rearrange digits to form correct equations, solve crossword puzzles that spell out pithy quotations, and revel in other original brainteasers. This successor to Puzzle Box, Volume 1 presents another 300 challenges created by a team of a dozen renowned mathematicians and puzzle creators.
Seventeen different types of puzzles include 3-D puzzles, chess puzzles, connections, dissections, foldings, geometrical puzzles, logic problems, matchstick puzzles, mazes, moving pieces, number puzzles, put-togethers, strimkos, sudoku, and visual and word puzzles. The difficulty level of each puzzle is marked by stars, ranging from 2 to 5; 3 stars indicate an average-level challenge. Whether you prefer picture puzzles or word puzzles or number puzzles, this fun-filled collection guarantees hours of entertainment.
Jewish Puzzle Book
Jewish Puzzle Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0824603796
The Drone Pilot's Handbook: The Knowledge, the Skills, the Rules
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
Juggling Step-By-Step
Juggling Step-By-Step
Paperback      ISBN: 0806908157

Written by a professional juggler, this guide teaches the basic techniques of juggling. Learning starts with rolled-up scarves and finishes with under-the-leg and behind-the-back throws. The colour photographs illustrate clearly every step.

The Art of Lego Design: Creative Ways to Build Amazing Models
The Art of Lego Design
Creative Ways to Build Amazing Models
Paperback      ISBN: 1593275536

The most impressive LEGO models often take careful planning (and lots of pieces), but with some inspiration, a little imagination, and a number of tried-and-true techniques, you too can turn bricks into a masterpiece.In The Art of LEGO(R) Design, author Jordan Schwartz explores LEGO as an artistic medium. This wide-ranging collection of creative techniques will help you craft your own amazing models as you learn to see the world through the eyes of some of the greatest LEGO builders. Each concept is presented with a collection of impressive models to spark your imagination--like fantastic dragons, futuristic spaceships, expressive characters, and elaborate dioramas.

You'll discover some of the inventive techniques that LEGO artists use to:
-Create lifelike creatures from unusual elements like inside-out tires and minifigure capes
-Design sleek cars without showing a single stud
-Add ambience to dioramas with light bricks or LEDs
-Craft eye-catching textures to create cobblestone roads and brick walls
-Build sturdy, detailed, posable mechs and other figures
-Add depth with forced perspective and interesting silhouettes

Interviews with the talented builders behind many of the book's models reveal their thoughts on the design process and what inspires them most. Even if you've been building with LEGO since you could crawl, you'll find new inspiration in The Art of LEGO(R) Design.
The Great Book of Optical Illusions
The Great Book of Optical Illusions
Paperback      ISBN: 1552976505

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.

Go Basics: Concepts And Strategies for New Players
Go Basics
Concepts And Strategies for New Players
Paperback      ISBN: 0804836884
Learn the fascinating game of Go with this expert guide.

Go is a two player board game that first originated in ancient China but is also very popular in Japan and Korea. There is significant strategy and philosophy involved in the game, and the number of possible games is vast--even when compared to chess.

It's not surprising that Go is one of the oldest games still being played today--it's also one of the most challenging, stimulating, and fascinating games around. Prolific Go writer Peter Shotwell, author of the guidebook Go More Than a Game, brings players his second Go strategy handbook Go Basics, which provides a simple but thorough introduction to this timeless game that's perfect for Go beginners.

With its easy-to-follow instructions and over 600 diagrams showing examples of how to play, you'll be ready to enjoy this classic game right away. It starts by focusing on smaller 9 x 9 games, making it easier to understand and learn Go tactics and techniques, and introduces fundamental game winning strategies and tips. It also explains Go's unique handicapping system, making every game even those between beginners and experts exciting.

Useful go strategies include:
  • Invading
  • Sacrificing
  • Using ko
  • Thinking territorially
  • And many more
Go Basics also includes a CD-ROM developed by the American Go Association that will help you build your skills before testing them against other players.
Brick City: Global Icons to Make from Lego
Brick City
Global Icons to Make from Lego
Paperback      ISBN: 1438002491
Brick City is a model builder's festival in book form. What lends special distinction to the models is the way they're constructed. Each is made entirely of LEGO bricks Known for decades as a favorite children's toy, LEGO bricks have entered the adult model builder's repertoire in recent years. Author and model maker Warren Elsmore presents instructions for neophyte LEGO modelers plus plans for constructing specific buildings and landmarks, along with vivid photos of completed LEGO models. The models represent landmarks from all over the world, and include--

  • St. Basil's Cathedral
  • New York's New World Trade Center
  • The Arc de Triomphe
  • Rome's Colosseum
  • A London taxicab
  • Hong Kong ferries
  • Buckingham Palace. . . and many others

    Featuring amazing photos of LEGO models, and scale drawings of structural details to guide model builders, Brick City presents a modeler's panorama of contemporary urban landscapes. More than 400 illustrations in color and black and white.

    BONUS POSTERS: Enclosed with the book are two dramatic posters featuring LEGO(R) model photos of architectural world landmarks. The posters, which are suitable for framing, unfold to 17 1/2" x 24 3/4"

  • Teach Yourself Be a Master At Go
    Teach Yourself Be a Master At Go
    Paperback      ISBN: 0071761659

    More than 60 million books sold in the Teach Yourself series
    Understand the philosophy behind Go, and how modern developments have effected this enduringly popular game

    "Be a Master at Go" is a comprehensive introduction to this fascinating ancient game. With step-by-step instructions and clear diagrams, you will learn the concepts, tactics and strategies of the game, whether you are a complete beginner or a more experienced player aiming to reach club level.

    Includes: The origins and history of the game, and developments in computer and Internet Go One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

    Top Twerker Papergal!
    Top Twerker Papergal!
    Paperback      ISBN: 0992777704

    A paper doll book featuring two cut-out Miley Cyrus paper dolls and many outfits, all drawn by artist Mel Elliott. This unofficial homage to the young pop starlet/serial twerker is full of her most fantastic, casual and controversial fashion choices. Miley regularly makes both best- and worst-dressed lists, and this book of paper dolls celebrates both, from her Marc Jabobs affiliation and casual stripy-wear to that famous teddybear outfit that shortly preceeded "Twerking" entering official dictionaries. Whatever your opinion on Miley you have to admire her bravery and audacity... With these paper dolls you can take over management of her wardrobe, snipping out the appropriate items for her to wear. All you need is a pair of scissors and a rainy day The only thing you won't find here are her old Hannah Montana threads, because Ms Miley is so clearly over that by now