72 spectacular and entertaining tricks: card locations, coincidence tricks, mental magic with cards, tricks with double endings, tricks with two decks, predictions, tricks with borrowed decks, trick poker deals. Easy-to-learn, clearly illustrated, these tricks produce spectacular effects with a minimum of practice. 42 illustrations. Download Now..

For five years, 'Ditzy Daisy' ventured into the world of online dating in the hope of finding a nice, decent man who might prove to be her soulmate. What she instead found was a litany of liars, schemers and scammers, most more interested in the carnal aspects of dating than in actually forming a relationship. If you are feeling left on the shelf, or you are looking for love in a modern world, let Ditzy Daisy guide you through the perils of online dating - the pitfalls, what to look out for, what to avoid - when putting yourself out there to find your new 'soulmate' - or just a fling. Whatever. Let Ditzy Daisy take you by the hand and talk you through it.Download Now..

Since 1898, the United States and the United Nations have deployed military force more than three dozen times in attempts to rebuild failed states. Currently there are more state-building campaigns in progress than at any time in the past centuryincluding Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Sudan, Liberia, Cote dIvoire, and Lebanonand the number of candidate nations for such campaigns in the future is substantial. Even with a broad definition of success, earlier campaigns failed more than half the time. In this book, Paul D. Miller brings his decade in the U.S. military, intelligence community, and policy worlds to bear on the question of what causes armed, international state-building campaigns by liberal powers to succeed or fail. The United States successfully rebuilt the West German and Japanese states after World War II but failed to build a functioning state in South Vietnam. After the Cold War the United Nations oversaw relatively successful campaigns to restore order, hold elections, and organize post-conflict reconstruction in Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, and elsewhere, but those successes were overshadowed by catastrophes in Angola, Liberia, and Somalia. The recent effort in Iraq and the ongoing one in Afghanistanwhere Miller had firsthand military, intelligence, and policymaking experienceare yielding mixed results, despite the high levels of resources dedicated and the long duration of the missions there. Miller outlines different types of state failure, analyzes various levels of intervention that liberal states have tried in the state-building process, and distinguishes among the various failures and successes those efforts have provoked. Download Now..

Before 9/11, films addressing torture outside of the horror/slasher genre depicted the practice in a variety of forms. In most cases, torture was cast as the act of a desperate and depraved individual, and the viewer was more likely to identify with the victim rather than the torturer. Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, scenes of brutality and torture in mainstream comedies, dramatic narratives, and action films appear for little other reason than to titillate and delight. In these films, torture is devoid of any redeeming qualities, represented as an exercise in brutal senselessness carried out by authoritarian regimes and institutions. This volume follows the shift in the representation of torture over the past decade, specifically in documentary, action, and political films. It traces and compares the development of this trend in films from the United States, Europe, China, Latin America, South Africa, and the Middle East. Featuring essays by sociologists, psychologists, historians, journalists, and specialists in film and cultural studies, the collection approaches the representation of torture in film and television from multiple angles and disciplines, connecting its aesthetics and practices to the dynamic of state terror and political domination.Download Now..

What is Optical Illusions and Geometric illusions? This is an interesting question and makes some good points. • Objects and visual experience. • Illusory spatial effects. • Geometrical optical illusions. • Geometry and visual space. • The beginning of geometrical optical illusions. • 3-D Visual Illusions. • A Matter of Perspective. • Reality and illusion. • How to Draw a 3D Optical Illusion. Illusions are conditions when a percept differs from the generating stimulus in an exceedingly meaningful yet misleading means. Other than serving as warnings of the trait of our senses, their scientific interest lies within the insight they permit into the sorting of sensory signals in the method of generating percepts. Illusions are a perfect window into however the brain works.Download Now..

ZX Spectrum: Great Games From A-Z

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Retro gaming doesn’t get much more retro than the 80s classic ZX Spectrum! Relive (or discover) the joy of 15-colour graphics and timeless playability with an expert rundown of 26 of the best games ever made for the 'Speccy'. High quality colour screenshots throughout.Download Now..

The Psychic Gambling Supersystem

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If you think luck is random, THINK AGAIN! Human beings possess a subtle energy field that envelops the physical body. When activated, it is capable of manufacturing luck and producing remarkably accurate powers of intuition and foresight. Beneath the deceptive fabric of everyday reality, energy fields continually wage wars to determine who "gets lucky." Those that possess naturally gifted energy fields (such as world class poker players Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu) cannot be defeated with skill alone. So the question becomes, “How can YOU develop and use this psychic energy?” THE PSYCHIC GAMBLING SUPERSYSTEM provides the answers. Author Sunil Padiyar offers an engaging study of both the scientific and spiritual aspects of luck, intuition and foresight, all while taking the reader on a riveting journey from the modern theories of Quantum Physics ("God does not play dice!" said Albert Einstein, only to realize later that he was wrong) to the metaphysical theories in the ancient scriptures of the Hindu Upanishads (written as far back as in the first millennium BC). The author recounts authentic stories to describe his own mystic beginnings in a strange and remarkable land, and reveals the intriguing experiences that led to his personal discovery of the principles on which the book is based. He then presents his three-part Supersystem, designed not only to allow you to win more often in games of chance, but to improve your psychic abilities in all aspects of life. Each component of the Supersystem is explained with step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and examples. The final four chapters of the book focus on practical application, and give you the specific techniques you need to harness your psychic powers for winning at poker, blackjack, slots, craps, keno, lottery, horse racing, and other games of chance.Download Now..

Master the exhilarating game of Mahjong with this introductory guide. Originally played with cards, and then pieces carved from ivory or bamboo, the Chinese game of Mahjong or "Mah Jongg" is well over a thousand years old. Said to have originated in the court of the Emperor of Wu, for centuries Mahjong remained a diversion exclusively for the royal class of China. Mahjong has been called "the game of a hundred intelligences." When played by experts it can be fast and subtle—even difficult to follow. Author Amy Lo, with the help and consultation of many master Mahjong players of different forms of the game, comes The Complete Book of Mah Jong. This complete, easy-to-follow instructional mahjong handbook includes over 150 full-color photographs and illustrations to introduce players to this captivating game. This is the first Mahjong book to fully cover the Cantonese or "old rules" game. It also includes all of the most popular variations, such as the Shanghai game, the 16-tile or Taiwanese game and the 12-tile game. Included are the rules, tactics, techniques, strategy and the rituals only the most experienced players know. This Mahjong book includes: Easy-to-follow instructions Full-color illustrations and photographs Instruction on: Authentic Chinese Mahjong play Cantonese Mahjong play Shanghai Mahjong play American Mahjong play The 12-tile versions of the game The Complete Book of Mah Jong is the perfect guide for all skill levels to learn the different styles of Mahjong—from Mahjong beginners to pros.Download Now..

Endgame(Elementary Go)

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In this book we have tried to do two things: to cover the basic moves and. principles of the endgame and. to show how they are applied in actual game situations. Go is an intellectual pursuit, so we assume that you will want to try to think through as much as you can on your own, and. not just take our word for it that such-and.-such is a correct move. Accordingly, more than hall of the foflowing pages are given over to problems. Working them out may require some patience, but it should make you stronger in a very tangible way. Download Now..

Mama's Little Book of Tricks

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When the kids are having a meltdown, savvy parents will keep their cool with this fun compendium of silly games, unexpected stunts, and wow-inducing facts designed to entertain little ones aged 27. This book features more than 100 clever ideas for simple and inexpensive activities that are appropriate for restaurants (Impressions with Straws), the supermarket (Go Fish), and long plane rides (Crush a Bottle Without Even Touching It!). Whether they're making raisins dance or whistling with an acorn, kids will beamazed (and distracted) by their Mama . . . thanks to her Little Book of Tricks.Download Now..

In this exuberantly praised book - a collection of seven pieces on subjects ranging from television to tennis, from the Illinois State Fair to the films of David Lynch, from postmodern literary theory to the supposed fun of traveling aboard a Caribbean luxury cruiseliner - David Foster Wallace brings to nonfiction the same curiosity, hilarity, and exhilarating verbal facility that has delighted readers of his fiction, including the bestselling Infinite Jest.Download Now..

They were the Rat Pack of Wall Street. Four close friends: one a decorated war hero, one an emotional hippie, and two regular guys with big hearts, big dreams, and noble aims. They were going to get rich on Wall Street. They were going to prove that men like them ? with zero financial training - could more than equal the Ivy-League-educated white shoe bankers who were the competition. They were going to create an institution for men like them men who were hungry and untrained ? and they were going to win, but not at the cost of their souls. Download Now..

Comedy Writing Workbook

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The whole range of tricks for successful comedy writing is examined in this book. The author, one of Bob Hope's top writers, analyzes what he does to produce one-liners, anecdotes, monologues, formular jokes, cartoon captions and teaches the reader how to master the skill.Download Now..

Can Hens Give Milk?

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Tova lives with her family on a small farm in the famous town of Chelm, a mythical village populated, according to Jewish folklore, by fools.Download Now..

Scorsese by Ebert

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Roger Ebert wrote the first film review that director Martin Scorsese ever receivedfor 1967s I Call First, later renamed Whos That Knocking at My Doorcreating a lasting bond that made him one of Scorseses most appreciative and perceptive commentators. Scorsese by Ebert offers the first record of Americas most respected film critics engagement with the works of Americas greatest living director, chronicling every single feature film in Scorseses considerable oeuvre, from his aforementioned debut to his 2008 release, the Rolling Stones documentary Shine a Light. In the course of eleven interviews done over almost forty years, the book also includes Scorseses own insights on both his accomplishments and disappointments. Ebert has also written and included six new reconsiderations of the directors less commented upon films, as well as a substantial introduction that provides a framework for understanding both Scorsese and his profound impact on American cinema.Download Now..