By Nigel D. Findley
Herein locate fifteen detailed planets, unique and mysterious, ripe for plunder or different much less ecocnomic adventures. Weigh anchor on the air global Alabeth, and glide with marooned elves atop their sizeable holbags. stopover at the mithril dragons of Radole who journey the new thermals over lakes of molten tin. suffer the searing flames of the efreeti urban on Ignia, or swim one of the island necrocracies - countries of undead from a destroyed planet - on Charon. those and different weird and wonderful worlds of experience wait for you in sensible Planetology, besides beasts local to them, 11 new monsters in all.
By Timothy E. Parker
A puzzle-packed consultant adapted to the pursuits of the older generation
Are you over the age of fifty five? searching for a few nice crossword puzzles? greater but, how a couple of number of crosswords that's adapted in your pursuits? glance no additional. Crosswords For Seniors For Dummies matches the bill.
This compilation of not easy and enjoyable crossword puzzles is ideal for you a good way to problem your mind, shield psychological fitness-and are only trying to find a few enjoyable! it is a recognized indisputable fact that retaining the brain energetic and fit can decrease the danger of such stipulations as dementia; plus, puzzles were confirmed to reinforce reminiscence and brain function.
- Helps you hold an energetic and efficient brain via offering enjoyable video games designed to stimulate the brain
- Uses huge print for simple reading
- Contains a hundred and fifty puzzles prepared from effortless to tricky which are in particular designed to pique the curiosity of these over 55
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So maintain your brain sharp whenever you have a good time with Crosswords For Seniors For Dummies!
By W. W. Rouse Ball, H. S. M. Coxeter
By Ben Mezrich
He performed in casinos all over the world with a plan to make himself richer than someone might be able to think -- however it might approximately expense him his life.
Semyon Dukach used to be often called the Darling of Las Vegas. A legend at age twenty-one, this cocky hotshot was once the most important excessive curler to seem in Sin urban in a long time, a mathematical genius with a approach the casinos had by no means obvious ahead of and could not cease -- a method that hasn't ever been printed earlier; that has not anything to do with card counting, wasn't unlawful, and was once extra strong than something that were attempted before.
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 thousands. They got here in not easy, with stacks of money; sizeable, likely insane bets; girls striking on their hands; and pretend identities. even though they have been taking sessions and learning for tests throughout the week, over the weekends they stormed the blackjack tables in basic terms to be burdened, banned from casinos, threatened at gunpoint, and overwhelmed in Vegas's infamous again rooms.
The stakes have been excessive, the hazards very actual, however the avid gamers have been as much as the demanding situations, effects be damned. there has been Semyon Dukach himself, tired of university and broke; Victor Cassius, the slick, impressive MIT grad pupil who galvanized the workforce; Owen Keller, with wonderful skill yet a dismal previous that might capture as much as him; and Allie Simpson, vibrant, smart, and a ceremonial dinner for the eyes.
In 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 statistics that's high-stakes leisure at its best.
By Bert Kinzey
Hundreds of thousands of individuals have been -- and nonetheless are -- at the same time bewildered, annoyed, and surprised by way of the issues posed by way of Rubik's dice. Co-written by way of the cube's inventor, this booklet serves as a finished advisor to the dice for either the puzzler and the mathematician. The booklet unearths the wealth of attention-grabbing arithmetic hid in the cube's it sounds as if uncomplicated operation, or even those that have solved the dice will find a mammoth variety of new rules and probabilities.
For plenty of, arithmetic is a frightening topic that they have got been taught to hate correct from their youth. the topic is usually termed as not easy and tedious, and folks hardly ever make the effort to delve into its formulae and theories.
Mathematics might be enjoyable, even though, while approached within the correct method. This puzzle booklet indicates its readers pleasant ways that they could tease their brains and lead them to paintings, via fixing a few very fascinating maths difficulties. Puzzles to Puzzle You positive factors fascinating and interesting mathematical puzzles that may support readers sharpen their maths abilities in a enjoyable way.
The puzzles listed here are devised and offered by means of Shakuntala Devi, the well known mathematical genius from India. Matching wits with the genius and attempting to remedy the puzzles could be a very fascinating and efficient job, specially for college students, teenagers, and execs.
By Robert Eastaway, Jeremy Wyndham
"Deals in a really unique manner with difficulties in basic existence on the topic of arithmetic, good fortune, twist of fate, gambling." - The self sufficient (London)
Why do your probabilities of successful the lottery raise if you are going to buy your price tag on Friday? Why do site visitors lighting constantly appear to be purple if you are in a rush? Is undesirable good fortune simply likelihood, or can or not it's explained?
The interesting solutions to those and different questions on the curiosities of way of life are available during this delightfully irreverent and hugely informative booklet. Why Do Buses are available Threes? explains how math and the legislation of chance are always at paintings in our lives, affecting every thing we do, from getting a date to catching a bus to cooking dinner. With nice humor and a real love for the topic, Rob Eastaway and Jeremy Wyndham current suggestions to such conundrums as how briskly one may still run within the rain to stick dry and who was once the best sportsman of all time. become aware of the mathematical reasons for the unusual accident of 2 Presidents loss of life on July four, the uncanny "accuracy" of horoscopes, and different not-so-coincidental coincidences. Eastaway and Wyndham additionally display how tv rankings paintings, which numbers usually tend to be great winners within the lottery, and why undesirable issues, similar to buses, constantly appear to take place in threes.
Whether you could have a level in astrophysics or have not touched a math challenge seeing that highschool, this ebook sends you on a desirable trip throughout the good judgment of existence the place Newton's legislation clarify bar fights, exploding rabbit populations, and why showers continuously run both too sizzling or too chilly. Why Do Buses are available Threes? is a delightfully interesting journey that unearths the relevance of math in totally every thing we do.
We're a country of gamblers: pari-mutuel wagering at horse tracks; blackjack in Las Vegas; the NCAA basketball workplace pool; even day buying and selling on the net. playing is either our nationwide hobby and our foremost cultural metaphor―play the sector; beat the chances; take an opportunity on love. but playing poses severe hazards to participants and to society as a whole.
Neil Isaacs―sports historian, approved scientific social employee, English professor, and a gambler himself for greater than fifty years―seeks to shatter the myths interfering with our knowing of playing habit, its motives, and its therapy. He starts off by means of systematically debunking numerous in general held ideals, demonstrating that there's no such factor because the legislations of averages, that playing isn't really inherently sinful, immoral, or felony, and that money isn't constantly the top motivator for gamblers.
Isaacs indicates how routine playing can result in compulsive playing, yet avoids oversimplifying this situation. Arguing opposed to a undifferentiated interpretation of pathological playing as an easy impulse keep watch over disease, he attracts examples from fiction, movie, and his personal perform to illustrate extra methods playing will be abused. an intensive departure from verified perspectives, You guess Your existence identifies the costs―in money, humans, households, and credits ratings―of society's failure to deal with safely the burdens of playing.
By Liz Jacobs
Commute again in time with those two hundred questions and observe how a lot you bear in mind concerning the period of transportable CD gamers, games and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.