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The Dangerous Book for Boys

Conn Iggulden

If ever there were a book to make you switch off your television set, The Dangerous Book for Boys is it.How many other books will help you thrash someone at conkers, race your own go-cart, and identify the best quotations from Shakespeare? The Dangerous Book for Boys gives you facts and figures at your fingertips – swot up on the solar system, learn about famous battles and read inspiring stories of incredible courage and bravery. Teach your old dog new tricks. Make a pinhole camera. Understand the laws of cricket. There's a whole world out there: with this book, anyone can get out and explore it.The Dangerous Book for Boys is written with the verve and passion that readers of Conn Iggulden's number one bestselling novels have come to expect. This book, his first non-fiction work, has been written with his brother as a celebration of the long summers of their youth and as a compendium of information so vital to men of all ages.Chapters in The Dangerous Book for Boys include: The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, Conkers, Laws of Football, Dinosaurs, Fishing, Juggling, Timers and Tripwires, Kings and Queens, Famous Battles, Spies, Making Crystals, Insects and Spiders, Astronomy, Girls, The Golden Age of Piracy, Secret Inks, Patron Saints of Britain, Skimming Stones, Dog Tricks, Making a Periscope, Coin Tricks, Marbles, Artillery, The Origin of Words and The Solar System.

1000 удивительных и невероятных фактов, которых вы не знали

Любовь Кремер

Необыкновенные, потрясающие и абсолютно достоверные факты, о которых вы наверняка не знали.

Словарь русских чудес и суеверий


Это книга о чудесах, которые владели сознанием и воображением наших предков. Необычайные животные, растения и каменья, баснословные места, удивительные советы колдунов и знахарей, самые разнообразные приметы, а главное – волшебные существа, населявшие тот мир, в котором жила некогда Русь, – вот что откроете вы для себя, прочитав эту книгу.

Величайшие изобретения за 30 секунд

Коллектив авторов

Чтобы мы делали без колеса и стекла? Можете представить современную жизнь без цемента или компьютеров? Задумайтесь, сколько жизней спасли прививки и кардиостимуляторы. Эта книга посвящена 50 величайшим изобретениям в истории человечества, начиная с привычных материалов и заканчивая открытиями в области медицины, транспорта, энергетики и промышленности. Из каждой статьи вы также узнаете об изобретателях, изменивших мир. Книга «Величайшие изобретения за 30 секунд» изучает историю человеческого развития через призму гениальных открытий – от первого стекла, случайно созданного в результате нагрева песка, до целой серии изобретений, в одно мгновение и навсегда изменивших нашу жизнь. Каждая статья состоит примерно из 300 слов, сопровождается наглядной иллюстрацией и увлекательно рассказывает об эпохальных технологических и социальных достижениях. © Storysidе

Новые медиа. Социальная теория и методология исследований

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В книге представлены сведения о ключевых авторах, теориях и методах, которые относятся к научному направлению социальных исследований новых медиа. Форма словаря позволяет получить концентрированную информацию о том, кто и как, с опорой на какие понятия работает сегодня на этой междисциплинарной научной территории. Словарные статьи сопровождаются ссылками на литературу, которая важна для более широкого, уже не справочного знакомства с темой, статьи-персоналии имеют список работ ученого. Словарь предназначен для ученых, преподавателей, студентов, и практиков, занимающихся исследованием новых медиа с позиций социальных и гуманитарных наук.

About Writing and How to Publish

Cathy Glass

Drawing on years of experience, and thousands of readers comments and reviews of her writing, internationally bestselling author Cathy Glass provides a clear and concise, practical guide on writing and the best ways to get published.Bestselling author Cathy Glass has written and published 18 books, sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide, and had no 1 bestsellers in both the UK and the US.In that time she has received thousands of emails from readers asking for her help and advice on writing and being published. This book details how to achieve both.Divided into four sections, Cathy guides you through the entire process, from composing your first paragraph to seeing your book in print.Topics include:• Making the time to write• Planning, revising and editing your writing• Different types of writing and genres• Finding an agent and publisher• How to self-publish• Promoting your work so it is a successClear, concise and packed full of practical tips, About Writing is an invaluable guide for all aspiring writers.

Collins Tracing Your Scottish Family History

Anthony Adolph

The authoritative and comprehensive guide to tracing your Scottish ancestryThere's never been a better time to trace your Scottish family history. Vast internet resources and DNA testing, as well as access to censuses, religious records and other archive material make this process easier than ever.Renowned genealogist Anthony Adolph unveils a wide range of tools and information available, specific to discovering your Scottish ancestry – whether you are starting your trail in Scotland or from somewhere else in the world.The text is packed with weblinks to enable you to search the great number of records now available online, as well as providing contact information on other sources, such as archives and libraries.By reading this book you'll also be drawn into the lives your ancestors led, through the examples, compelling stories and fascinating social history which are interwoven within the text. Whether you are at the start of your search for your Scottish ancestry, or are looking for ways to expand on what you have already found, Anthony Adolph’s detailed instruction and guidance, balanced with humorous anecdotes makes for an informative, practical and entertaining read.

Collins Tracing Your Family History

Anthony Adolph

The new, fully-updated edition of Collins Tracing Your Family History is the definitive handbook for anyone interested in tracing their family’s past.Firmly practical in its approach, yet entertaining in its style, this reference guide is the indispensable companion for all who are seeking a reliable, one-source volume to use while tracking down their family origins.New and up-to-date content helps you make the most of your resources – such as how best to utilise the internet, and informs you about the most recent records released which could be vital to your search for your ancestry.The book gives comprehensive guidance on the full variety of governmental, religious and more obscure records available to the family history sleuth. The guide also contains highly useful advice on how to expand and reinvigorate a search when the trial runs cold – as it inevitably will.Author Anthony Adolph balances detailed instruction and guidance with humorous anecdotes and illuminating history lessons, ensuring an informative and entertaining read.

Air Disasters: Dramatic black box flight recordings

Malcolm MacPherson

Compelling and dramatic insights into crucial moments inside the cockpit.Discover the most sensational air disasters of recent years. Transcripts of actual black box recordings of conversations between captains, their crew, and air traffic control on the ground reveal the final moments during which life-and-death decisions were made.In some cases, disaster is averted; in others, the results are fatal. Every one of these real-life stories contains heroism and terror, and shows the sheer professionalism of those involved when under extreme pressure. They enable the reader to get right inside the cockpit and relive what happened, minute-by-minute, second-by-second.• Includes Air France Flight 4590, the famous Concorde disaster in July 2000

The Times Quiz Book: 4000 challenging general knowledge questions

Olav Bjortomt

Can you match the double world quiz champion? More than 200 challenging quizzes and 4000 questions from the MindGames section of The Times will test you to the limit. All quizzes and answers are linked for ease of use. Hide the answers or view them alongside each quiz; test yourself or be the quiz master! Includes a picture question in each round.Olav won the inaugural Quiz Olympiad held in Athens, November 2016, by The International Quizzing Association (IQA).Subject areas include Geography, Music, the Arts, Film, Literature, Sport, Politics, Science, History and Wildlife, with each quiz offering a final teaser picture question. Enough questions to scramble even an egghead’s brains.