100 Things They Don't Want You to Know
From the Men in Black to the Beast of Bodmin, Daniel Smith presents the evidence relating to some of the world’s greatest unsolved mysteries, alleged cover-ups and unexplained natural phenomena. In addition to well-known conspiracy theories about events such as the attack on Pearl Harbor, he investigates less familiar conundrums including apparent examples of prehistoric metalworking and Hitler’s supposed development of ‘flying saucers’. Slightly off-mint.
The I Used to Know That Maths Activity Book
Stuff You Forgot From School
This elementary refresher course, aimed at adults wishing to revive their maths skills, explains the key concepts of arithmetic, fractions, probability, statistics, algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Simple step-by-step quizzes on each subject (100 in total) include straightforward calculations, equation solving and multiple-choice questions. There are also a few shapes to draw. Answers are provided at the back.
The Ardlamont Mystery
The Real-Life Story Behind the Creation of Sherlock Holmes
In 1893 the aristocratic Alfred Monson was charged with the murder of Cecil Hambrough, a young army officer, on the Ardlamont estate in Scotland. The case captivated popular imagination, but few realized that the two expert witnesses, Joseph Bell and Henry Littlejohn, had been solving crimes together for 20 years. This book charts their adventures – exploits which inspired Conan Doyle to create Sherlock Holmes – and probes the mystery that would challenge even their experience and skill in detection.
My Grammar and I Activity Book
(Or Should That be 'Me'?)
From identifying parts of speech to spotting the grammatical error in whole sentences (including ‘I think therefore I am’), Daniel Smith presents 103 ‘grammatical games’ to keep you in touch with the formal rules of the English language. Covering such thorny topics as compound nouns, reciprocal pronouns, the subjunctive, tautology and the dreaded apostrophe, the quizzes range from simple to very taxing, with answers at the end of the book.
100 Places You Will Never Visit
The World's Most Secret Locations
The world is full of places we will never be allowed to visit, or so secret that we haven't even heard of them. Illustrated in colour throughout, this book lifts the lid and offers a glimpse of out-of-bounds locations from Fort Knox to the Queen's bedroom, including the headquarters of security services such as the CIA and Mossad, and the exclusion zones around the nuclear disaster sites at Chernobyl and Fukushima.
The Marvellous Maths Workbook
If you recognize the value of maths but have never quite got to grips with some of the detail, Go Figure could be your formula for success. This guide to mastering the basics includes simple explanations and 100 short quizzes covering the six main areas of maths: arithmetic, fractions and probability, statistics, algebra, geometry and problem solving. All the answers are provided at the back of the book. Slightly off-mint.