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.
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
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 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.
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.
- Using ko
- Thinking territorially
- And many more
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.
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