Wonderful ways with washi: seventeen delightful projects to by Robertta A. Uhl

By Robertta A. Uhl

The japanese have lengthy used colorfully published papers to accessorize something from containers to partitions. This conventional paper craft is named washi. Washi paper is made via hand from the fibrous bark of 3 indigenous crops. it really is identified for its power, sturdiness, and suppleness, and comes in a wealthy array of colours, textures, weights, and styles. parts of Japan's nice fabric culture are mirrored in its cultural motifs (such as kimonos, lovers, and kabuki actors), in addition to in its vintage designs from nature (such as flora, bamboo, and cranes). incredible methods with Washi comprises 17 artistic designs for adorning mostly on hand gadgets similar to milk cartons, packing containers, and eggs -- to be used in domestic decor, as presents, or for distinctive events. The e-book contains step by step diagrams, colour photos of the completed initiatives, and imaginitive how one can show the completed crafts. The tasks contain a Kosheshi doll, a cherry blossom field, a crane pen and pencil holder, obi wall hangings, magnets, and adorns, plus many extra.

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Uncle John's giant 10th anniversary bathroom reader by Bathroom Readers' Institute

By Bathroom Readers' Institute

Our first all-new version to best 500 pages, this used to be the rest room Reader that made the publishing global rise up and take notice--these men are the following to stick. additionally showing for the 1st time in vast tenth Anniversary is our famous?Extended Sitting Section," a sequence of extra-long articles for these actually leg-numbing reviews. There also are lots of brief and medium articles masking a complete host of topics, Read more...

summary: Our first all-new version to best 500 pages, this used to be the rest room Reader that made the publishing international get up and take notice--these men are the following to stick. additionally showing for the 1st time in gigantic tenth Anniversary is our famous?Extended Sitting Section," a sequence of extra-long articles for these actually leg-numbing stories. There also are lots of brief and medium articles overlaying a complete host of subject matters, together with little-known heritage, pop technology, myth-conceptions, famous person rumors, comic costs, and, in fact, relatively dumb crooks. examine . . .- The

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Mathematical Byways in Ayling, Beeling and Ceiling by Hugh ApSimon

By Hugh ApSimon

Particular and hugely unique, Mathematical Byways is a piece of leisure arithmetic, a set of inventive difficulties, their much more creative ideas, and extensions of the problems--left unsolved here--to extra stretch the brain of the reader. the issues are set in the framework of 3 villages--Ayling, Beeling, and Ceiling--their population, and the relationships (spacial and social) among them.
the issues could be solved with little formal mathematical wisdom, even though such a lot require enormous notion and psychological dexterity, and recommendations are all truly expounded in non-technical language. Stimulating and strange, this e-book proves what Hugh ApSimon has recognized all alongside: arithmetic may be enjoyable!

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Mathematical Recreations and Essays by W. W. Rouse Ball

By W. W. Rouse Ball

This vintage paintings deals ratings of stimulating, mind-expanding video games and puzzles: arithmetical and geometrical difficulties, chessboard recreations, magic squares, map-coloring difficulties, cryptography and cryptanalysis, even more. "A needs to so as to add in your arithmetic library" — The arithmetic Teacher. Index. References for additional learn. comprises a hundred and fifty black-and-white line illustrations.

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Busting Vegas, The MIT Whiz Kid Who Brought Casinos to Their by Ben Mezrich

By Ben Mezrich

He performed in casinos all over the world with a plan to make himself richer than a person might be able to think -- however it might approximately expense him his lifestyles. Semyon Dukach was once often called the Darling of Las Vegas. A legend at age twenty-one, this cocky hotshot used to be the largest excessive curler to seem in Sin urban in many years, a mathematical genius with a method the casinos had by no means noticeable prior to and could not cease -- a approach that hasn't ever been published earlier; that has not anything to do with card counting, wasn't unlawful, and was once extra robust than whatever that were attempted sooner than. Las Vegas. Atlantic urban. Aruba. Barcelona. London. And the jewel of the playing crown -- Monte Carlo. Dukach and his fellow MIT scholars hit all of them and made hundreds of thousands. They got here in challenging, with stacks of money; monstrous, likely insane bets; ladies placing on their hands; and pretend identities. even if they have been taking periods and learning for assessments in the course of the week, over the weekends they stormed the blackjack tables merely to be stressed, banned from casinos, threatened at gunpoint, and overwhelmed in Vegas's infamous again rooms. The stakes have been excessive, the risks very actual, however the avid gamers have been as much as the demanding situations, effects be damned. there has been Semyon Dukach himself, uninterested in tuition and broke; Victor Cassius, the slick, incredible MIT grad pupil who galvanized the workforce; Owen Keller, with gorgeous skill yet a dismal earlier that will capture as much as him; and Allie Simpson, vibrant, smart, and a dinner party for the eyes. within the school room, they have been geeks. at the on line casino ground, they have been unstoppable. Busting Vega$ is Dukach's unbelievably precise tale; a riveting account of huge greed, extra, hubris, intercourse, love, violence, worry, and data that's high-stakes leisure at its most sensible.

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About Three Bricks Shy. And the Load Filled Up by Jr Roy Blount

By Jr Roy Blount

Thirtieth Anniversary Edition

Any variety of writers may spend a whole season with an NFL group, from the 1st day of educating camp till the final decide of the draft, and are available up with an attractive publication. yet purely Roy Blount Jr. might catch the soreness, the enjoyment, the fears, the humor—in brief, the heart—of a championship team.

In 1973, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been tremendous, yet overlooked the bowl. Blount's portrait of a crew poised to dominate the NFL for greater than a decade recounts the gridiron accomplishments and off-the-field lives of avid gamers, coaches, better halves, enthusiasts, and proprietors. About 3 Bricks Shy . . . is thought of a vintage; Sports Illustrated lately named it one of many best a hundred activities Books of All Time. This thirtieth-anniversary version contains extra chapters at the Steelers' great Bowl wins, written for the 1989 paperback, in addition to a brand new creation through the writer.

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The Greatest General Knowledge Quiz Book by Chris Cowlin

By Chris Cowlin

What does the common human head weigh? From the place within the uk did the substantial trigger on her maiden voyage? are you able to identify the chief who took cost of the britain soccer crew in 1977? during which 12 months did the uk first win the Eurovision track Contest with Sandie Shaw's 'Puppet on a String'? should you can resolution those questions and extra like them, then the best normal wisdom Quiz e-book is for you. you will by no means realize how a lot you do not know until eventually you might have dipped inside of this publication and attempted to respond to the 250 questions, designed to check your wisdom on a extensive variety of matters. choked with interesting proof, this publication goals to be academic in addition to enjoyable and is a simple approach to examine. So even if you must attempt your self opposed to the children or develop your basic wisdom in time for the following pub quiz, this e-book is a must-have for every age.

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Do Penguins Have Knees? An Imponderables Book by David Feldman

By David Feldman

Reflect on, when you will What occurs for your Social safety quantity for those who die? Why are peanuts indexed as an component in undeniable M&Ms? Why is Barbie's hair made from nylon, yet Ken's hair is plastic? What makes up the ever-mysterious "new-car smell"? Pop-culture guru David Feldman demystifies those subject matters and a lot more in Do Penguins Have Knees? -- the unchallenged resource of solutions to civilization's so much complicated questions. a part of the Imponderables® sequence, Do Penguins Have Knees? hands readers with the information approximately daily life that encyclopedias, dictionaries, and almanacs simply do not have. and give it some thought, the place else are you going to unravel how beer used to be saved chilly within the outdated West?

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Backgammon: Winning Strategies by Robin A. Clay

By Robin A. Clay

This consultant is for the participant with easy wisdom of backgammon who desires to increase their talents. The publication introduces a manner of trying out one's judgement through asking the reader to aim their ability opposed to universal enjoying events with research of either the right kind judgements and the extra inaccurate. The self-scoring quiz guarantees the reader has learnt the rules competently. the outlet, center online game and the tip online game race, in addition to the mathematics of chance, are all handled.

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