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Ayumi is a world-class shogi (Japanese chess) player who can’t be beaten—that is, until she loses to a powerful computer called the Shooting Star. Ayumi vows to find out everything she can about her new nemesis. Lucky for her, Yuu Kano, the genius programmer behind the Shooting Star, is willing to teach her all about the inner workings of the microprocessor—the “brain” inside all computers, phones, and gadgets.  Follow along with Ayumi... more...

In an age where time is as precious as good food, enter Homemade in a Hurry, the secret to having more of both. With over three hundred recipes, from appetizers, soups, and salads to main courses, side dishes, and desserts, cooking from scratch is made easier with shortcuts for those who demand more a LOT more in less time. By jump-starting the cooking with high-quality prepared ingredients such as pestos, curry cooking sauces, and pre-chopped... more...

In the face of drought and desertification, well-designed, water harvesting earthworks such as swales, ponds, and dams are the most effective way to channel water into productive use. The result can be increased food production, higher groundwater levels, reduced irrigation needs, and enhanced ecosystem resilience. Yet, due to a lack of knowledge, designers, and landowners often build earthworks that are costly, inappropriately sized... more...

Every day more and more educators are realizing that chess is a great way to help attention-challenged teens develop a capacity for disciplined thinking. Learn Chess Quick is designed to grab the interest of those students and release their untapped potential—right from page 1. With a little help from the world’s greatest board game and the sidesplitting humor of Gray Jolliffe’s cartoons, hard-to-reach youngsters... more...

The most complete, comprehensive birthday forecast available--synthesizing the secrets of astrology, numerology, and fixed stars! In this delightfully addictive, wholly accessible book, two skilled astrologers guide you toward greater psychological insight, self-awareness, and a keen understanding of your unique position in the universe. Packed with an extraordinary wealth of knowledge and clear, easy-to-interpret graphs and charts, The Power of... more...




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A perfect introduction for teens to the big questions of economics that makes these difficult topics easy to comprehend through infographics, fun images, and jargon-free text. From the pocket change to online shopping, money is everywhere. Economics can't be ignored, and Heads Up Money helps children make sense of the global marketplace, financial risks and gains, and free trade. With easy-to-understand explanations of economic... more...

In the years after World War II, new guided missile technology offered surface ships the chance to destroy airborne threats from afar, thereby preserving their role in naval warfare. This book examines the technology and combat performance of Britain's guided missile destroyers over half a century. Uniquely among modern destroyers, three of these classes have been tested in battle against the aircraft and missiles of another modern... more...

We live in an era of misinformation, much of it spread by authority figures, including politicians, religious leaders, broadcasters, and, of course, apps and websites. With so much bogus information coming from so many sources, how can anyone be expected to discover the truth? In Debunk It, author John Grant uses modern, ripped-from-the-headlines examples to clearly explain how to identify bad evidence and poor arguments. He... more...