More than 2,500 photographs, detailed diagrams, intricate drawings, and easy-to-follow plans fill every page of this invaluable sourcebook for making model ships. It's simply breathtaking, rich in historical facts about real ships that sailed the seas from 3000 B.C. to the 19th century, and generously informative. Charts and ... read more
Considered by many magicians and card sharps to be the one essential guidebook to attaining the highest level of card mastery. Includes author's own systems of false shuffling, false riffling and cutting, dealing from the bottom, palming cards, "skinning the hand" - even three-card monte, plus 14 dazzling card tricks.
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
Accessibility to coins and paper from around the world is at an all-time high, and this guide gives readers looking for profit potential, the identifying details, history and pricing information to be contenders in the market. A blend of condition and grading details, updated values and full-colour photos of Canadian, Europea... 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
'Make' magazine, launched in February 2005 as the first magazine devoted to Tech DIY projects, hardware hacks and DIY inspiration, has been hailed as "a how-to guide for the opposable thumb set" and "Popular Mechanics for the modern age." Itching to build a cockroach-controlled robot, a portable satellite radio or your very o... read more
The world of betting is being transformed by Internet betting exchanges, and there's none bigger than Betfair, the world's leading online betting exchange.
Winning on Betfair For Dummies is the definitive insider's guide, giving you a full picture of the way Betfair works, explaining the terms, lingo and jargon, and le... 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
Can you really learn the ancient art of calligraphy in just 24 hours? Yes, you can!
Just get started on the first of the 24 one-hour lessons contained in this book, follow the suggestions for practicing your new skills at the end of one lesson before going on to the next, and then continue this process right throug... read more
202 Incredible Things to Make and Do on the Weekend delivers exactly what the title suggests: over 200 fun and creative projects and activities. The entries range in difficulty and complexity, and will fill anything from a wet afternoon to a whole weekend. Full of classic projects and traditional crafts, it makes an ideal gif... 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.
Creating Realistic Scenes For Your Aircraft And Train ModelsShows how to use a digital camera and your home computer to put your models in realistic scenes. Apart from many examples of models transplanted into real-life scenes the author includes step by step guides to the basics of producing this type of images. Whilst the b... read more
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
This catalogue of Greek coins commences with the earliest electrum coins of Ionia and Lydia and the subsequent coinages of Asia Minor, together with those coins struck under the Persian rule in the pre-Alexandrine age; the second part covers the city coinages of the Greek east from Syria and Phoenicia to Babylonia and Baktria... read more
This manual is a guide to the building and sailing of working scale model merchant ships. Covering the great spectrum of ship types - from tankers to trawlers to paddle-steamers - every stage of construction is covered in full detail.
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
This new collection has everything you have come to expect from The Daily Telegraph's puzzles and more. The book is compiled with both addicts and novices in mind: the puzzles are graded according to their level of difficulty, from 'moderate' through 'tough' to 'diabolical'. All solvers will find the introductory tutoria... read more
For the fans of Enigma and Enigma 2, here are over a hundred enigmas to solve, as well as logical puzzles, magic squares, brain teasers, riddles and more to wake up, perk up and bend your grey matter. Thrown deep into the fascinating and mysterious world of the Celts, will you, shrewd reader, be capable of foiling the traps o... read more
Brick City is a celebration of the world's favourite buildings and urban icons, recreated solely using Lego bricks. While to many, Lego bricks are 'just a toy,' to an ever-growing army of fans they provide a challenging and enjoyable modelling medium. These fans, calling themselves 'AFOLs' or Adult Fans of Lego have taken it ... read more