A (Brief) History of Vice - How Bad Behavior Built by Robert Evans

By Robert Evans

"Mixing technology, humor, and grossly irresponsible self-experimentation, Evans paints a shiny photo of ways undesirable conduct equipped the realm we all know and love."
—David Wong, writer of John Dies on the End

History hasn't ever been extra fun—or extra intoxicating.

weapons, germs, and metal may need reworked us from hunter-gatherers into sleek guy, yet booze, intercourse, trash speak, and tripping outfitted our civilization. Cracked editor Robert Evans brings his signature dogged study and vigorous perception to discover the various and luxurious methods vice has inspired historical past, from the prostitute-turned-empress who scored a tremendous victory for women’s rights to the beer that helped create—and destroy—South America's first empire. And Evans is going deeper than just writing approximately historic debauchery; he recreates a few of history's most pleasurable (and so much painful) vices and comprises publications so that you can stick to alongside at domestic. You’ll find out how to:
• Trip like a Greek philosopher.
• Rave like your Stone Age ancestors.
• Get under the influence of alcohol like a Sumerian.
• Smoke a nostril pipe like a pre–Columbian local American.

A occasion of the courageous, drunken pioneers who outfitted our civilization one probably undesirable choice at a time, A short background of Vice explores an aspect of the prior that mainstream background books like to disguise.

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The Brilliant General Knowledge Quiz Book by Kevin Snelgrove

By Kevin Snelgrove

Are you familiar with a variety of matters? Do you get pleasure from checking out approximately recognized humans and studying attention-grabbing evidence? or even you're a quizmaster wanting fabric? no matter what your cause of this ebook, you're bound to discover anything new.
Who was once top Minister of serious Britain from 1841 to 1846? Which state received the 1st international Cup in 1930 defeating Argentina 4-2? What nationality is the athlete John Walker who was once the 1st guy to run a mile less than three mins 50 seconds? The solutions to a lot of these questions and extra are available within the top basic wisdom Quiz publication.
This publication is either academic and enjoyable and it's a good distance for all of the kinfolk to develop their wisdom. With a hundred questions overlaying all parts of common wisdom together with celebrities, motion pictures, technological know-how, geography, historical past and recreation, there's something for everybody. no matter if you need to try out your self opposed to the youngsters or prepare for the neighborhood pub quiz, this publication is a perfect approach to examine extra concerning the international we are living in.

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Focus on Defence by Danny Roth

By Danny Roth

For many bridge gamers, defence is the toughest a part of the sport. during this ebook, acclaimed British writer Danny Roth takes his readers during the most typical motives of blunders on defence: taking tips too early, no longer cashing out whilst helpful, no longer utilizing all of the info to be had from the bidding and play, now not benefiting from the protecting trump holdings, careless discarding, and lots of extra. He explains the best way to realize the risks, and the way to address each one of them competently. The occasions he describes are encountered on a daily basis; cautious learn of the examples during this publication will make the reader a greater card participant, and better rankings will surely keep on with.

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536 Puzzles and Curious Problems by Henry Ernest, Dudeney

By Henry Ernest, Dudeney

For 2 a long time, self-taught mathematician Henry E. Dudeney wrote a puzzle web page, "Perplexities," for The Strand Magazine. Martin Gardner, longtime editor of Scientific American's mathematical video games column, hailed Dudeney as "England's maximum maker of puzzles," unsurpassed within the volume and caliber of his innovations. This compilation of Dudeney's long-inaccessible demanding situations attests to the puzzle-maker's reward for growing witty and compelling conundrums.
This treasury of exciting puzzles starts with a variety of arithmetical and algebraical difficulties, together with demanding situations related to funds, time, velocity, and distance. Geometrical difficulties keep on with, besides combinatorial and topological difficulties that characteristic magic squares and stars, direction and community puzzles, and map coloring puzzles. the gathering concludes with a chain of online game, domino, fit, and unclassified puzzles. strategies for all 536 difficulties are integrated, and fascinating drawings brighten up the e-book.

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Official Advanced Dungeons and Dragons: Coloring Album by Gary Gygax, Greg Irons

By Gary Gygax, Greg Irons

1979 outsized softcover. unique proprietor - a few of the pages were smartly coloured with colour pencils and markers. there are various pages which are nonetheless uncolored or in simple terms partly coloured. e-book itself is in solid, used situation with corner/edge put on and a few floor creases to hide. See images of exact booklet on the market besides coloured pages in our shop.

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The 15 Puzzle book by Jerry Slocum

By Jerry Slocum

This publication is an greatly researched masterpiece which matches into nice intensity in regards to the Fifteen Puzzle craze that swept nineteenth century the United States. i used to be surprised to find that Sam Loyd lied while he claimed he invented the most unlikely 14-15 Puzzle, and he wasn't even the 1st to provide a prize for fixing it both! That honor is going to dentist Charles Pevey who bizarrely provided a $25. set of tooth. The booklet comprises many extra interesting insights like this and is a needs to for any puzzle lover.

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Modelling Language Behaviour by Professor Dr. Rangaswamy Narasimhan (auth.)

By Professor Dr. Rangaswamy Narasimhan (auth.)

This e-book reports language behaviour within the higher context of modelling or­ ganismic behaviour extra usually. It starts off out from the elemental premise that what's attribute of organismic behaviour is that an organism makes use of its behavioural acts to complete anything in its interactions with the area within which it unearths itself. those good points, that an organism has a behav­ ioural repertoire and that it deploys particular behavioural acts from its repertoire in an intentional means, outline the agentive nature of an organism. The examine of organismic behaviour, then, needs to essentially predicament itself with this agentive element of an organism and make sure what constructions and proces­ ses underlie those intentional organismic acts. we must always have the capacity to say what primitive buildings and what primitive methods prepare in what methods can provide upward thrust to the types of behavioural acts an organism engages in. Any clarification of behaviour that we formulate when it comes to underlying constructions and approaches needs to be testable and has to be consonant with the saw pheno­ menological features of such behaviour.

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