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A festive treat filled with quiz questions, trivia, witty facts and longer stand-up style pieces from the stars of the hit BBC quiz show Pointless. A Pointless History of the World is a journey through time pulling out some of the most 'pointless', comedic and interesting events - from the obvious to the obscure - and combines brilliant quiz content from the show with Richard and Xander's own brilliantly funny and incredibly intelligent quick-witted stand-up style writing. Interactive, hilarious and jam-packed full of quiz questions that will have every Pointless fan vying to be crowned the Pointless champion in their own household this Christmas.
Cryptic crosswords from the Telegraph are the most popular around, and this bumper collection will both entertain and torment in equal measure. Perfect for any spare moment, and completely addictive, these puzzles are guaranteed to test your thinking to the limit.
In chess, a transposition is a known position reached by a different move order than usual - a less obvious way of getting to somewhere you want to go, leading to confusion for your opponent. Every chess player has a number of them in his arsenal, and they are used most often in openings. There are transpositional tricks in all openings, but this is the first book devoted to them. As the book covers all the key openings variations it can be used by most chess players. The introduction explains what transpositions are and why they're invaluable, followed by 8 chapters discussing transpositions, illustrated by some notorious examples from top-flight matches. Chapters are divided by opening group - Double e-pawn openings; Sicilian Defense; Other Semi-Open openings; Double e-pawn openings; Indian openings; Other 1 d4 openings; Reti, English, 1 g3. The benefits and drawbacks of each set of move orders are discussed throughout. This is an ideal book for all club players and is written by one of the best chess writers in the world today.
The delightful mix of puzzles in this collection, together with the mindful quotes that accompany them, are designed to inspire a feeling of peace and calm. Enjoy dipping into a wonderful variety of relaxing puzzles, and the feeling of accomplishment that comes from successfully completing them.
A fantastic floral adventure and the latest sensational coloring book from bestselling artist Johanna Basford
This book invites you to travel the world and beyond into fantastical realms, discovering exotic blooms and extraordinary plants along the way. From floating gardens of water poppies in South Africa to delicate cosmos in Japan, and from fanciful toadstools to enchanted fairytale gardens, an abundance of fascinating florals awaits, ready for you to bring to life in color.
Join “colorist queen” (New York Magazine) Johanna Basford in her World of Flowers on a dazzling floral adventure of fantasy and imagination, filled with countless new blooms and blossoms to discover.
Learn some cool alternatives for escaping the screen! There's more to life than looking at your smartphone. Beyond that tiny screen there's a whole world of fun, cool, and weird things you could be doing instead! This book presents the alternative to sitting and Googling . . . actually reading a book! Here's a list of suggestions of things that you could be doing instead of being on your phone: Learning the names of the Hawaiian islands Perfecting the tree pose Growing crystals Mastering the chopsticks Memorizing all the US presidents Perfecting your poker face Creating your own language And endless other options! Whether you want to fill five minutes or an entire afternoon, this handy book is bursting with fascinating trivia, amazing facts, and suggestions to free you from your iPhone screen-from the useful to the fun to the downright bizarre. Become the most interesting person you know: put down your phone, pick up a book-this book-and learn something new!
Basic elements. Explains the mystique of strategy. Easy to understand ideas.New Algebraic Notation Edition.
__________ `My favourite geeks. Hilarious. Sideways. Brilliant.' Tim Minchin In a year dominated by Russian collusion and Brexit confusion, The Book of the Year returns with another dose of barely believable yet wholly unimpeachable facts and stories from the past twelve months. Every week for the past four years, Dan, James, Anna and Andy - the creators of the award-winning, chart-topping comedy podcast No Such Thing As A Fish - have wowed each other and millions of their listeners with the most astonishing trivia they have learned over the previous seven days. Now, once again, they have put down the microphones, picked up their pencils, and transformed a year's worth of weird and wonderful happenings into one uplifting book that you won't be able to put down. Discover how Peruvian mummies affected the World Cup, and why Love Island contestants are experts in game theory - as well as hundreds of stories that may have passed you by entirely, including the news that: * NASA sent a man with a fear of heights to the International Space Station. * An ice hotel in Canada caught fire. * Mark Zuckerberg's private data was compromised while he was talking to Congress about compromised data. From Kim Jong Un's personal potty to Jeremy Corbyn's valuable vegetables, The Book of the Year 2018 is an eye-opening tour of yet another incredible year you didn't know you'd lived through.
Give your memory a workout, stimulate your brain and hone your general knowledge with 80 definition-style puzzles from The Times2 section. Containing 80 definition-style puzzles all reflecting the T2's unique style, and encompassing a wide range of topics from geography to literature, history and culture, this collection will test your word power and boost your general knowledge to boot. Compiled by the T2 Crossword Editor, John Grimshaw, and taken from the T2 section of The Times, these quick accessible puzzles are utterly absorbing and addictive, yet concise enough to be completed on the move. With clues that are satisfyingly skillful and solutions helpfully provided at the back of the book, Times T2 Crossword Book 14 is guaranteed to entertain your brain. Previously published as The Times T2 Crossword book 14.
Join the world's greatest fictional detective and use your own powers of deduction to solve these ingenious enigmas. This fiendishly difficult collection features all kinds of puzzles and will test the most skilled of puzzle detective. "You know my methods, apply them" Sherlock Holmes.
A crossword puzzle workout, to stimulate the brain cells and test your all-round general knowledge with 100 puzzles from The Sunday Times. Of moderate difficulty with one or two more teasing clues to tax the brain more fully. Do you find cryptic crosswords too much of a chore? Do you want your general knowledge and word power to be tested but not put through the mill? Are you on the lookout for something to pass the time on a train or plane journey? We have just what you are looking for. It includes 100 crosswords, set out in a clear, easy-to-use double-page spread. The clues are mostly definition-based. There will be clues for which more than one answer is possible, so it's best to look for a clearly unique answer or unique possible combination of crossing answers as the first to write in.
Battle, befriend, or become more than 100 bizarre alien life forms in this hardcover creature collection for the Starfinder Roleplaying Game! The galaxy hosts a staggering array of aliens, both bloodcurdling and benevolent. In this book, you'll find rules and background information about creatures ranging from spiral-winged irokirois and starmetal dragons to living holograms and body-snatching flayer leeches. You'll also find plenty of new equipment and player options, plus rules for gaining a creature companion that can accompany you as a pet, a mount, or even a fearsome combatant! And over a dozen species have rules for making your own playable alien character, so you can play a sapient swarm of tiny insects or a bioluminescent cephalopod native to liquid methane oceans. Wander the weird wilds of the galaxy with Starfinder Alien Archive 3!
Emojis have captured our hearts, just as we have acquired theirs at the end of many of our texts and emails. These little colourful characters and icons of the small screen have - like it or not - become part of the very fabric of our modern society. We have embraced them in our schools, homes and places of work. They have become integral to the way we communicate, live and behave these days. We use them as accessories to enhance our style, and they reflect our moods and personality. Emoji Puzzles helps you learn all you need to know about the world's fastest growing language, and people's growing reliance on speed for injecting emotion and mood into a short email or text message. With tips and trivia, facts, puzzles, games and entertaining Emoji-related "emoji-neering" for your smartphone, Emoji Puzzles is the perfect gift for any Emoji-mad member in your family which, last time we looked, was everyone.
You're It! is a brilliantly observed hop, skip and jump down memory lane; a celebration of the days when you used to get home from school, hop out of your school clothes, skip over to your best friend's house and jump around all afternoon until Mum called you in for tea. Nowadays, those classic - and universal - games of Hopscotch, Skipping, Bulldog and Hide and Seek are almost forgotten, rarely played, rarely passed on as generations come and go. With You're It! you can relive those fun and silly games in this beautifully illustrated, wonderfully nostalgic book celebrating the games we remember from our childhoods as well the days themselves.
Chess is easy to learn from the start. Explanation of rules. Description of pieces. Numerous examples with crystal clear examples. Development of skills. Openings, Middlegame, and Endgame.
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