Enjoy strings of code straight from Cryptograms.org, the world’s largest website dedicated to the art of solving cryptograms. Each puzzle includes the average solving time it took website users to finish, so cryptogrammers everywhere can see exactly how they measure up. All the cryptograms feature memorable quotes by some of the most famous, articulate people in the world, past and present, like Mark Twain and John F. Kennedy. So get your pencils ready, start cracking the codes, and find out who said this: "Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.”
Author: Crytograms. org
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
Code-breakers, delight! These cryptograms offer lots of opportunities to hone your solving skills and turn seemingly random letters into fascinating quotes from the witty and famous. Each page features three puzzles (474 in total) and every one comes with a hint to kick-start the process. For example, J represents G in the following phrase: QFL HCVPS PX V ANSWLCEZK NCJVS; PQ XQVCQX QFL BPSZQL RNZ JLQ ZT PS QFL BNCSPSJ VSW WNLX SNQ XQNT ZSQPK RNZ JLQ QN QFL NEEPGL.--CNHLCQ ECNXQ. ("The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts the minute you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get to the office."--Robert Frost) With quotes from writers, artists, actors, and more, these cryptograms are fun!
Author: Leslie Billig,Shawn Kennedy
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
Enagage your mind with the challenge of hundreds of Sudoku puzzles. From the successful 'Puzzle Baron,' the creator of the popular puzzlebaron.com game site. Puzzle Baron's Sudoku is the perfect book for the ever growing number of compulsive Sudoku enthusiasts. With a total of 400 Sudoku puzzles-25 easy, 100 medium, 175 hard, and 100 super hard Sudoku puzzles-this smart, symmetrical, elegant, and thoroughly addicting book will challenge and satisfy your mind.
Author: Stephen P. Ryder,Puzzle Baron
The brain is a wonderful thing to exercise. A group of four friends decided to go hiking in the mountains. They all agreed to meet up at the same location, Grizzly Gorge, but each of the four hikers wanted to take a different trail to get there. Due to the difficulty of the terrain, each hiker brought along an experienced local guide. Using only the clues that follow, match each hiker to his or her guide, and determine which trail the hiker used to reach Grizzly Gorge. If problems like this get your brain churning, Puzzle Baron's Logic Puzzles, Volume 2, will send your brain into overdrive! Inside, you get: 200 never-before-published grid-based logic puzzles. Information such as average completion time, other puzzlers' high scores, and more to help you push your brain a little harder. An easy-to-use answer key so you can check your work-or get a hint when you're stuck!
Author: Puzzle Baron,Stephen R. Ryder
Publisher: Alpha Books
Strain your brain, not your eyes with 120 grid-based logic puzzles in an easy-to read LARGE PRINT format. For each puzzle in Puzzle Baron's Large Print Logic Puzzles, readers are given a background story and a list of text-based clues and are then asked to use logic to sift through the clues to arrive at the correct answer to a question. Unlike other logic puzzle books, every puzzle in Puzzle Baron's Large Print Logic Puzzles includes statistics--such as the average completion time, the record completion time, and the percentage of puzzlers who can complete the puzzle--to bring out the competitor in puzzlers and better inform them on how easy/difficult each puzzle is.
Author: Puzzle Baron
Category: Games & Activities
When, after the agreeable fatigues of solicitation, Mrs Millamant set out a long bill of conditions subject to which she might by degrees dwindle into a wife, Mirabell offered in return the condition that he might not thereby be beyond measure enlarged into a husband. With age and experience in research come the twin dangers of dwindling into a philosopher of science while being enlarged into a dotard. The philosophy of science, I believe, should not be the preserve of senile scientists and of teachers of philosophy who have themselves never so much as understood the contents of a textbook of theoretical physics, let alone done a bit of mathematical research or even enjoyed the confidence of a creating scientist. On the latter count I run no risk: Any reader will see that I am untrained (though not altogether unread) in classroom philosophy. Of no ignorance of mine do I boast, indeed I regret it, but neither do I find this one ignorance fatal here, for few indeed of the great philosophers to explicate whose works hodiernal professors of phil osophy destroy forests of pulp were themselves so broadly and specially trained as are their scholiasts. In attempt to palliate the former count I have chosen to collect works written over the past thirty years, some of them not published before, and I include only a few very recent essays.
Methods, Criticism, Training, Circumstances
Author: C. Truesdell
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
A Cavalier History of Surrealism offers an unequivocal answer to the question "What was living and what was dead in Surrealism?" Though blistering in its criticism of Surrealism's artistic and political aporias, the book identifies the "radioactive fragment of radicalism" that the movement never quite managed to shed. Packed with quotations that still shock after so many years, Vaneigem's pseudonymous primer summarizes the views of the Situationists on their celebrated forerunners.
Author: Raoul Vaneigem
Publisher: A K PressDistribution
Career fireman Guy Montag, who works for a totalitarian regime burning books, awakens to the dark aspects of government-controlled thought and the value of philosophy, theology, and literature.
The Authorized Adaptation
Author: Tim Hamilton
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Test your wits with a cryptogram for every day of the year! Start the year with this one: FXA SRZ YNJIJS UC SRZ YZXYUT VOXEEZT AUHI RZXIS XTE TUHIJYR AUHI YUHO. (MAY THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON GLADDEN YOUR HEART AND NOURISH YOUR SOUL). Solutions are cleverly scattered to prevent easy cheating. 128 pages, 5 3/8 x 8 1/4.
Author: Louise B. Moll
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
“The best book there is about the stock market”—timeless investing basics by the host of the Emmy Award–winning show Adam Smith’s Money World (The New York Times Book Review). This essential book takes readers to the Street to learn about the intricacies of money and how the stock market impacts every area of our lives. According to the author, the key to making wise, lucrative investments is knowing ourselves. In witty, easily accessible language, he shares pithy insights about the role of intuition and the psychology of guilt, arguing that there is no substitute for information. Smith’s Irregular Rules shatter common myths and misconceptions, revealing why nothing works all the time and illustrating how greed and fear fuel the market. Readers will learn about the safest types of investing, the key to following market trends, and how to capitalize growth, gleaning tips on stock movers, winners and losers, and much more. Peppered with entertaining and prescient anecdotes, The Money Game analyzes who makes the really big money and explores the meaning of our desire to become rich. From selling short and buying long to Wall Street’s crowd mentality, from what constitutes a random walk to why timing is everything, this is the definitive portrait of the Street, then and now.
Author: Adam Smith
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Business & Economics
Discusses Parks' role in the Montgomery NAACP, her refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man, and the Montgomery bus boycott.
Author: Rosa Parks
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
* Looks at the Internet from a morbid, sordid, entertaining perspective rather than a technical how-to perspective * Makes the Internet fun, fascinating, and non-intimidating for casual users. * Focuses on well-known actors, politicians, performing artists, and other public figures and how they have been treated online.
Secrets, Scandals, and Shocks on the Information Superhighway
Author: Greg Holden
Thirteen-year-old Ruby, a genius code-cracker and daring detective, gets an anonymous call setting a challenge that leads her to the headquarters of Spectrum, a highly secret anti-crime agency that needs her help to crack a code, but soon Ruby uncovers dastardly plans of the Fool's Gold Gang.
Author: Lauren Child
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Arguably the world's greatest consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes' deductive reasoning was an object lesson in meticulous observation shot with cunning wit. Now, everyone from the most dedicated Baker Street Irregular to the casual admirer can benefit from the only comprehensive compendium of Sherlockian wisdom and sage advice ever assembled -- the original and definitive volume of over 600 memorable quotes from the Master of 221b Baker Street -- the one and only Mr. Sherlock Holmes.
Author: John H. Watson,Gerard Van der Leun
Publisher: Mysterious Press
The Routledge History of Literature in English covers the main developments in the history of British and Irish literature, with accompanying language notes which explore the interrelationships between language and literature at each stage. With a span from AD 600 to the present day, it emphasises the growth of literary writing, its traditions, conventions and changing characteristics, and includes literature from the margins, both geographical and cultural. Extensive quotations from poetry, prose and drama underpin the narrative. The third edition covers recent developments in literary and cultural theory, and features: a new chapter on novels, drama and poetry in the 21st century; examples of analysis of key texts drawn from across the history of British and Irish literature, including material from Chaucer, Shakespeare, John Keats and Virginia Woolf; an extensive companion website including extra language notes and key text analysis; lists of Booker, Costa and Nobel literature prize winners; and an A-Z of authors and topics. The Routledge History of Literature in English is an invaluable reference for any student of English literature and language.
Britain and Ireland
Author: Ronald Carter,John McRae
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines