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Part of the joy of mathematics is that it is everywhere-in soap bubbles, electricity, da Vinci's masterpieces, even in an ocean wave. Written by the well-known mathematics teacher consultant, this volume's collection of over 200 clearly illustrated mathematical ideas, concepts, puzzles, and games shows where they turn up in the "real" world. You'll find out what a googol is, visit hotel infinity, read a thorny logic problem that was stumping them back... more...

A funny, inspirational banquet of delicious bon mots, quips, and unforgettable one-liners from movie stars, musicians, politicians, and women writers. Sometimes shocking, always entertaining, everyone from Rihanna to Rosie to Dr. Ruth to Margaret Atwood weighs in on the meaning of life with badass women wit and timeless wisdom.

Every chess player needs a set of openings he can trust! Chess Openings for Black, Explained gives you a complete repertoire of carefully selected, interrelated openings. Three-time U.S. champion and master teacher Lev Alburt, along with his grandmaster co-authors, provides everything you need to know to defend with confidence against each and every one of White's first moves. This second edition is fully updated to reflect new... more...

Read Frank Scoblete's Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! Scoblete, the world's foremost gambling author, reveals myriad tips, tactics, and secret techniques for thriving--in the world of casino gambling. ***Learn insider tips at baccarat and mini-baccarat. ***Learn the Captain's 5-Count at Craps. ***Learn Speed Count at Blackjack - the easiest way to get the edge! ***Learn how to get the highest possible return at Slots, Casino... more...

Play chess? This is an essential book for anyone looking to improve their game. Understanding chess tactics makes you a better player, and this accessible A to Z guide explains the game’s key terms and jargon so you can put them into practice. From Castling to Zugzwang, from Underpromotion to Zwischenzug, the definitions are clear and informative. A large section features games from past chess masters and grandmasters that illustrate... more...


"I highly recommend this delightful book. It contains not only excellent puzzles, but also extremely interesting commentaries and anecdotes." — Raymond Smullyan, author of To Mock a MockingbirdThis intriguing mix of thought-provoking diversions offers articles on recreational math as well as puzzles involving logic, mathematics, and creativity. Many of these intellectual challenges first appeared in Barry R. Clarke's Daily Telegraph... more...

An entertaining and digestible volume that demystifies science, from the author of 16 bestselling popular science books Crave answers? A Feast of Science demystifies the chemistry of everyday life, serving up practical knowledge to both inform and entertain. Guaranteed to satiate your hunger for palatable and relevant scientific information, Dr. Joe Schwarcz proves that “chemical” is not necessarily synonymous with “toxic.”... more...

You can beat the game of blackjack! Go from a traditional blackjack player to an advantage player with a real edge over the house in several easy-to-master steps in this breakthrough book. You'll learn: How the game of blackjack is really played Traditional basic strategy for one, two, four, six and eight-deck games Smart betting advice for all player levels Little known playing secrets that will actually reduce the... more...

Think Magellan was the first man to circumnavigate the globe, baseball was invented in America, Henry VIII had six wives, Mount Everest is the tallest mountain? Wrong, wrong, wrong, and wrong again. Misconceptions, misunderstandings, and flawed facts finally get the heave-ho in this humorous, downright humiliating book of reeducation based on the phenomenal British bestseller. Challenging what most of us assume to be verifiable truths in areas like... more...

Josh Waitzkin knows what it means to be at the top of his game. A public figure since winning his first National Chess Championship at the age of nine, Waitzkin was catapulted into a media whirlwind as a teenager when his father's book Searching for Bobby Fischer was made into a major motion picture. After dominating the scholastic chess world for ten years, Waitzkin expanded his horizons, taking on the martial art Tai Chi Chuan and ultimately earning... more...