Starting with simple tricks such as shuffling and progressing to the more complex, you can explore the various branches of magic to find tricks that will be as entertaining to watch as they are to perform.
Every day around the world millions of people enter virtual worlds through video games. These games are now the fastest-growing form of entertainment – and being played by people of all ages. International communities are coming together to play, have fun and share ideas – without ever meeting. How To Play A Video... read more
A great starter for new family history researchers plus valuable advice and information for people who want to move to the next stage: writing and publishing their family's story. Expanded from lectures given by John MacGibbon at the National Library of New Zealand.
Retracing the forty glorious years of a firm, of a brand of kits intended for beginners just as much as it was for the most demanding buffs
Instructables is back with this compact book focused on a series of projects designed to get you thinking creatively about thinking green. Twenty Instructables illustrate just how simple it can be to make your own backyard chicken coop, or turn a wine barrel into a rainwater collector. Illustrated with dozens of full-color ph... read more
These 101 classic projects from the pages of Popular Mechanics will bring out the kid in everyone! Go full speed ahead with these wonderful things to build, from a Motor Car, Motorcycle-powered Catamaran and Ferris Wheel to a Spring-propelled Toy Steam Engine and an entire Electric-Locomotive Model and Track System. You'll fi... read more
Magic is an age-old art form, which has the power to amaze and amuse both children and adults alike. This fully illustrated book includes over 120 amazing magic tricks to be used on a variety of different occasions. It offers simple tricks as well as some designed for the more advanced practitioner. The book includes the fo... read more
Maureen Sullivan has produced the perfect handbook for helping you to develop and create your own original calligraphic style, and to enjoy the art of 'beautiful writing'.The book begins with the historical background to calligraphy; the materials and equipment you need; and basic techniques, including ruling the paper, basic... read more
Artists and scientists analyze the world around them in surprisingly similar ways, by observing, collecting, documenting, analyzing, and comparing. In this captivating guided journal, readers are encouraged to explore their world as both artists and scientists. The mission Smith proposes? 'To document and observe the world ar... read more
Keeping bees is a wonderfully relaxing and rewarding pursuit. Whether you have a large garden, small backyard or roof terrace there is enough room for a hive or two - and that is all you need to produce delicious honey. Suitable for both beginner and the experienced beekeeper, this practical guide covers everything from setti... read more
The easy way to build your own beehives and beekeeping equipment.
Building Beehives For Dummies is the follow-up book to the bestselling Beekeeping For Dummies. It provides everything you need to learn how to build some of the world's most popular hives and beekeeping accessories. For each design the book includes a de... read more
Robert Schleicher wrote the book on Slot Car Racing - literally. In the three short years since Schleicher's Slot Car Racing: Tips, Tricks and Track Plans was published, the hobby has been virtually transformed by new products and technologies. This new volume, a perfect complement to its predecessor, brings readers and racer... read more
Following his book "Upholstery: A Complete Course", David James has produced this book on practical upholstery. It features 30 projects covering 300 years of upholstery, including an early 17th century folding stool, a four fold screen, a Georgian wing armchair, a William IV day bed, an art nouveau drawing room chair and a mo... read more
When he was very young, Simon Garfield lusted after rare stamps but could not afford them. When he was older, the passion reignited with almost ruinous results.The Error World is an examination of obsession and desire, and the search for fulfilment. But it is also a story of wooden legs, pornography in the Finchley Road, Pele... read more
Includes a selection of 80 cryptic challenges from the pages of "The Daily Telegraph", which has been running these puzzles for over eighty years.
There are 62 lego bricks for every person in the world, and at age 30, Jonathan Bender realized that he didn't have a single one of them. While reconsidering his childhood dream of becoming a Master Model Builder for The Lego Group, he discovers the men and women who are skewing the averages with collections of hundreds of th... read more
Test your vocabulary and stretch your problem-solving faculties with 100 grids selected from the pages of your favourite paper. This book provides the ideal way to warm up your grey matter for a day's work, or wind down and relax during those rare spare moments. Strain your brain and while away your time with this comprehensi... read more