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Word Searches For Dummies

Author : Denise Sutherland
ISBN : 9780470453667
Genre : Games
File Size : 80.75 MB
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A travel-friendly puzzle-packed book that keeps the brain in shape One of the best ways to exercise the mind is through word and logic games like word searches and Sudoku. Studies have shown that doing word searches frequently can help prevent diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia. Word Searches For Dummies is a great way to strengthen the mind and keep the brain active plus, it's just plain fun! This unique guide features several different types of word searches that take readers beyond simply circling the answer: secret shape word searches, story word searches, listless word searches, winding words, quiz word searches, and more. It provides a large number of puzzles at different levels that will both test and exercise the mind while keeping the reader entertained for hours.
Category: Games

Curiosity House The Screaming Statue Book Two

Author : Lauren Oliver
ISBN : 9781444777246
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 50.31 MB
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Four extraordinary children must avenge their friend's death, try to save their home, and unravel the secrets of their past . . . before their past unravels them. Pippa, Sam, Thomas, and Max are happy to be out of harm's way now that the notorious villain Nicholas Rattigan is halfway across the country in Chicago. But unfortunately their home, Dumfreys's Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders, is in danger of closing its doors forever. But their troubles only get worse. The four friends are shocked when their beloved friend, famous sculptor Siegfried Eckleberger, is murdered. As they investigate, they find clues that his death may be tied to the murder of a rich and powerful New York heiress, as well as to their own pasts.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Puzzle Instinct

Author : Marcel Danesi
ISBN : 0253109191
Genre : Mathematics
File Size : 60.95 MB
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One of the most famous anagrams of all time was constructed in the Middle Ages. The unknown author contrived it as a Latin dialogue between Pilate and Jesus. Jesus' answer to Pilate's question "What is truth" is phrased as an ingenious anagram of the letters of that very question: Pilate: Quid est veritas? ("What is truth?") Jesus: Est virqui adest. ("It is the man before you.") The origin of anagrams is shrouded in mystery. One thing is clear, however -- in the ancient world, they were thought to contain hidden messages from the gods. Legend has it that even Alexander the Great (356--323 b.c.) believed in their prophetic power. -- from Chapter Two The most obvious explanation for the popularity of puzzles is that they provide a form of constructive entertainment. But in The Puzzle Instinct Marcel Danesi contends that the fascination with puzzles throughout the ages suggests something much more profound. Puzzles serve a deeply embedded need in people to make sense of things. Emerging at the same time in human history as myth, magic, and the occult arts, the puzzle instinct, he claims, led to discoveries in mathematics and science, as well as revolutions in philosophical thought. Puzzles fill an existential void by providing "small-scale experiences of the large-scale questions that Life poses. The puzzle instinct is, arguably, as intrinsic to human nature as is humor, language, art, music, and all the other creative faculties that distinguish humanity from all other species."
Category: Mathematics

Encyclopedia Of Language And Linguistics

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ISBN : 9780080547848
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 42.74 MB
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The first edition of ELL (1993, Ron Asher, Editor) was hailed as "the field's standard reference work for a generation". Now the all-new second edition matches ELL's comprehensiveness and high quality, expanded for a new generation, while being the first encyclopedia to really exploit the multimedia potential of linguistics. * The most authoritative, up-to-date, comprehensive, and international reference source in its field * An entirely new work, with new editors, new authors, new topics and newly commissioned articles with a handful of classic articles * The first Encyclopedia to exploit the multimedia potential of linguistics through the online edition * Ground-breaking and International in scope and approach * Alphabetically arranged with extensive cross-referencing * Available in print and online, priced separately. The online version will include updates as subjects develop ELL2 includes: * c. 7,500,000 words * c. 11,000 pages * c. 3,000 articles * c. 1,500 figures: 130 halftones and 150 colour * Supplementary audio, video and text files online * c. 3,500 glossary definitions * c. 39,000 references * Extensive list of commonly used abbreviations * List of languages of the world (including information on no. of speakers, language family, etc.) * Approximately 700 biographical entries (now includes contemporary linguists) * 200 language maps in print and online Also available online via ScienceDirect – featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com. The first Encyclopedia to exploit the multimedia potential of linguistics Ground-breaking in scope - wider than any predecessor An invaluable resource for researchers, academics, students and professionals in the fields of: linguistics, anthropology, education, psychology, language acquisition, language pathology, cognitive science, sociology, the law, the media, medicine & computer science. The most authoritative, up-to-date, comprehensive, and international reference source in its field
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Espionage In The Ancient World

Author : R.M. Sheldon
ISBN : 9781476610993
Genre : History
File Size : 67.59 MB
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Intelligence activities have always been an integral part of statecraft. Ancient governments, like modern ones, realized that to keep their borders safe, control their populations, and keep abreast of political developments abroad, they needed a means to collect the intelligence which enabled them to make informed decisions. Today we are well aware of the damage spies can do. Here, for the first time, is a comprehensive guide to the literature of ancient intelligence. The entries present books and periodical articles in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, and Dutch—with annotations in English. These works address such subjects as intelligence collection and analysis (political and military), counterintelligence, espionage, cryptology (Greek and Latin), tradecraft, covert action, and similar topics (it does not include general battle studies and general discussions of foreign policy). Sections are devoted to general espionage, intelligence related to road building, communication, and tradecraft, intelligence in Greece, during the reign of Alexander the Great and in the Hellenistic Age, in the Roman republic, the Roman empire, the Byzantine empire, the Muslim world, and in Russia, China, India, and Africa. The books can be located in libraries in the United States; in cases where volumes are in one library only, the author indicates where they may be found.
Category: History

Dictionary Of Anagrams

Author : Michael Curl
ISBN : 1853263508
Genre : Reference
File Size : 37.25 MB
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Dictionary is arranged alphabetically and covers approximately 20,000 words, including proper names, with all their known anagrams. The dictionary also includes a brief history of anagrams from the Ancient Greeks and the Romans to the present day and explains why they came to be invested with mystical properties and associations.
Category: Reference

Ancient Egypt

Author : Sandy Ransford
ISBN : 0714119156
Genre : Egypt
File Size : 34.99 MB
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A plethora of puzzles, games, jokes and brainteasers all about Ancient Egypt. There are crosswords, word searches, anagrams, hidden words, picture puzzles, logic and maths puzzles, hieroglyphic codes to crack and lots of jokes and cartoons.
Category: Egypt

The Literary World

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ISBN : IOWA:31858045867565
Genre : Literature
File Size : 26.83 MB
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Category: Literature

Literary World

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ISBN : UOM:39015030082393
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The Mary Dawson Game Book

Author : Mary Dawson
ISBN : NYPL:33433082539093
Genre : Entertaining
File Size : 59.86 MB
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Category: Entertaining

Harper S Young People

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ISBN : UTEXAS:059172131059908
Genre : Children's periodicals, American
File Size : 44.37 MB
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Category: Children's periodicals, American

Caroline Feller Bauer S New Handbook For Storytellers

Author : Caroline Feller Bauer
ISBN : UOM:39015029896548
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 84.5 MB
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Offers detailed guidance in presenting literature to children, young adults, and adults through storytelling supported by the use of various media
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Family Puzzle And Game Book

Author : Ken Russell
ISBN : 0517205696
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 75.81 MB
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An entertaining assortment of puzzles and games for the entire family features trivia quizzes, rebus puzzles, word searches, magic cubes, logic puzzles, visual games, battleships, dominoes, and many other thematic puzzles.
Category: Games & Activities

Database

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ISBN : UOM:39015082967459
Genre : Information services
File Size : 44.81 MB
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Category: Information services

Very Clever Puzzle Compendium

Author : Elliott Line
ISBN : 9781446761953
Genre : Games
File Size : 59.34 MB
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A collection of over 100 logic, word and number puzzles to excite, entertain and exercise your brain!
Category: Games

The New Book Of Knowledge

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ISBN : 0717205339
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 90.96 MB
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An illustrated encyclopedia with articles on history, literature, art and music, geography, mathematics, science, sports, and other topics. Some articles include activities, games, or experiments.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction