From the author of Dover's Mental Gymnastics come these amusing and challenging new puzzles. Abounding in mathematical paradoxes and logic puzzles, the collection also features a variety of sports-related riddles and paradigms. These brainteasers vary in complexity from playful propositions to tough mathematical conundrums. Suitable for ages 12 and up. Solutions.
Golf at the North Pole? Unlikely, but it happened. The author persuaded the crew of a Russian ice breaker to transport his golf clubs to the North Pole and during the journey he sought out other possible golfers who might be game enough to participate in a tournament. As the ship progressed to 90 degrees north he was continually reminded of the exploits of earlier Polar explorers who did not had the advantage of heated cabins, berths, good food and the attentions of a delightful crew. He tells the tales of the early explorers who attempted to find the North Pole by airships, balloons and boats and while telling these tales he intersperses the narrative with golfing stories that appear pertinent. He is now the North Pole Open Champion but his friends know that that is not meaningful.
Now with an Historical Afterword by Ron MillerIncludes the original illustrations Featured in Ron Millers _The Conquest of Space Book Series.Ó This 1911 novel by Mark Wicks describes a journey to the moon and Mars in the anti-gravity spaceship Areonal. Heavily influenced by the work of Percival Lowell, the book is an accurate mirror of the popular interest in Mars at the time it was written. Contains the original illustrations, many of which were drawn by the author. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
"We invite Sam from great Planet Earth, To come play Moon Golf with the whole Universe. The Moon Golf Trophy can only be won By the champion golfer under the sun" When Sam gets an invitation to play golf on the Moon, he is very excited. But when he arrives, he gets a big surprise... he discovers that Aliens all play golf their own Alien way! Will he be able to beat the strange golfers from Mars, Neptune and Pluto? You'll have to read this delightful story to find out!
Release on 2011-05-03 | by Alan Shepard,Deke Slayton,Jay Barbree
The Inside Story of America's Apollo Moon Landings
Author: Alan Shepard,Deke Slayton,Jay Barbree
Pubpsher: Open Road Media
Category: Technology & Engineering
New York Times bestseller for fans of First Man: A “breathtaking” insider history of NASA’s space program—from astronauts Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton (Entertainment Weekly). On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, and the space race was born. Desperate to beat the Russians into space, NASA put together a crew of the nation’s most daring test pilots: the seven men who were to lead America to the moon. The first into space was Alan Shepard; the last was Deke Slayton, whose irregular heartbeat kept him grounded until 1975. They spent the 1960s at the forefront of NASA’s effort to conquer space, and Moon Shot is their inside account of what many call the twentieth century’s greatest feat—landing humans on another world. Collaborating with NBC’s veteran space reporter Jay Barbree, Shepard and Slayton narrate in gripping detail the story of America’s space exploration from the time of Shepard’s first flight until he and eleven others had walked on the moon.
A small Northern Scottish girl peers out through a gap in her blacked out bedroom window at the twinkling night sky above. She can't remember when the streets were last lit up at night and a whole bar of chocolate is a distant, wonderful memory. But mostly, this dark war took her Father away to fight far away in France. She misses him deeply, but her light in all this darkness is her maternal Grandfather, who tells her wonderful stories of his adventures on his flying bicycle in the night sky, where he'd clean the stars and stop by on the moon for a rest. But now she was 8 she began to wonder if his stories could possibly be true. One night she decides to follow him down town and find out for herself. What follows is a magical adventure, where she discovers the truly wonderful, important and eternal secrets the stars hold, but also of the sadness of bullying and the deep sorrows that war can bring. In all of the darkness can she possibly keep the secrets of the stars to herself?
Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the all-time Jeopardy! champ gets to ask the questions–and where every day of the year will give you the chance to test your trivia mettle. For example–February 21: In 1912, on this day, Teddy Roosevelt coined the political phrase “hat in the ring,” so Ken Jennings fires off a series of “ring” questions. What two NFL quarterbacks have four Super Bowl rings each?* What rings are divided by the Cassini Division?** Also on this date, in 1981, the “goth” music scene was born in London, so here’s a quiz on black-clad icons like Darth Vader, Johnny Cash, and Zorro. Do you know the secret identities of Ivanhoe’s Black Knight*** or Men in Black’s Agent M****? In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature “This Day in History” factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Yeah, Good Luck.” Topics cover every subject under the sun, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. This addictive gathering of facts, oddities, devilishly clever quizzes, and other flights of fancy will make each day a fun and intriguing new challenge. From the Hardcover edition.
The instant New York Times bestseller from acclaimed Sports Illustrated writer Michael Bamberger—a warm, nostalgic, intimately reported account of golf’s greatest generation, and “maybe the best golf book I’ve ever read” (Bill Reynolds, The Providence Journal). With “exceptional insight into some of America’s greatest players over the last half-century” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), Men in Green is to golf what Roger Kahn’s The Boys of Summer was to baseball: a big-hearted account of the sport’s greats, from the household names to the private legends, those behind-the-curtain giants who never made the headlines. Michael Bamberger, who has covered the game for twenty years at Sports Illustrated, shows us the big names as we’ve never seen them before: Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Curtis Strange, Fred Couples—and the late Ken Venturi. But he also chronicles the legendary figures known only to insiders, who nevertheless have left an indelible mark on the sport. There’s a club pro, a teaching pro, an old black Southern caddie. There’s a tournament director in his seventies, a TV director in his eighties, and a USGA executive in his nineties. All these figures, from the marquee names to the unknowns, have changed the game. What they all share is a game that courses through their collective veins like a drug. Was golf better back in the day? Men in Green weaves a history of the modern game that is personal, touching, inviting, and new. This meditation on aging and a celebration of the game is “a nostalgic visit and reminiscence with those who fashioned golf history…and should be cherished” (Golf Digest).
The fun and easy way to get a grip on golf Golf For Dummies, 4th Edition, gives you all the latest information on the game, including updated expert advice on everything from improving fundamentals to mastering the game's mental aspects. With advice from professional Gary McCord, this expert guide gives you easy to follow instructions for hitting the ball farther and straighter, and hints on how to shave strokes off your game. Updated instructions on grips, stances, and swings The most current stars and best courses New tips from top players on how to improve your game Details on the latest golf equipment and technology Playing golf is fun-playing better is even more fun. With a little help from Golf For Dummies, 4th Edition, you'll have the time of your life whenever you hit the links.
A hilarious anthology of comic treasures written by Britain’s “comic genius”—the former editor of Punch and beloved regular on BBC’s Radio 4 (The Times). Alan Coren was one of contemporary Britain’s most prolific humorists. Over his forty-year career, Coren wrote comic and satirical pieces for The New Yorker, The Times, Observer, Tatler, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, and Punch, and published more than twenty books including The Sanity Inspector, Golfing for Cats and The Collected Bulletins of Idi Amin. This anthology draws together the best of Coren’s previously published material as well as never-before-published autobiographical material. In these pages, you will find the queen at a loose end playing I-Spy, QPR fans arguing at the cheese counter, prank phone calls to Mao Tse-Tung, the Roman tax collector Glutinus Sinus dealing with the mud-caked Britons, Gatling guns, an Italian driving school, herons, hearing aids, hosepipe bans, talking parrots . . . Welcome to the wonderful world of the late, great Alan Coren! “Truly funny.” —Stephen Fry, actor, producer, director, and author of The Hippopotamus