Elijah, a towering Rasta, asks a sad young trekker named Sam to give up his sneakers. Grasses and vines spill over the tops of the skyscrapers, and Fifth Avenue becomes a rushing river. Sam and friends are on a quest to save their beloved city. The princess of magical Manhattan is depending on them.
“ We have been trying to figure out this equation , this puzzle using logic . That is our mistake . How could we be so foolish as to try to use common sense in this place ? Okay bull ; tell me how many calves were there in your mothers ...
Author: Gregory R. Hoffman
Publisher: Gregory Hoffman
Category: Juvenile Fiction
"Magical Mathematics reveals the secrets of amazing, fun-to-perform card tricks--and the profound mathematical ideas behind them--that will astound even the most accomplished magician. Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham provide easy, step-by-step instructions for each trick, explaining how to set up the effect and offering tips on what to say and do while performing it. Each card trick introduces a new mathematical idea, and varying the tricks in turn takes readers to the very threshold of today's mathematical knowledge. For example, the Gilbreath principle--a fantastic effect where the cards remain in control despite being shuffled--is found to share an intimate connection with the Mandelbrot set. Other card tricks link to the mathematical secrets of combinatorics, graph theory, number theory, topology, the Riemann hypothesis, and even Fermat's last theorem. Diaconis and Graham are mathematicians as well as skilled performers with decades of professional experience between them. In this book they share a wealth of conjuring lore, including some closely guarded secrets of legendary magicians. Magical Mathematics covers the mathematics of juggling and shows how the I Ching connects to the history of probability and magic tricks both old and new. It tells the stories--and reveals the best tricks--of the eccentric and brilliant inventors of mathematical magic. Magical Mathematics exposes old gambling secrets through the mathematics of shuffling cards, explains the classic street-gambling scam of three-card monte, traces the history of mathematical magic back to the thirteenth century and the oldest mathematical trick--and much more"-
Heath had a large cloth model of a fascinating “hexaflexagon” in his high-rise Manhattan apartment. Martin became intrigued and ... Martin had written on extensions of geometrical vanishing puzzles (in Mathematics, Magic and Mystery).
Author: Persi Diaconis
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Corporate culture is critical to any organizational change effort—this book offers a proven model for identifying and leveraging the essential elements of any culture. In a world that changes at a dizzying pace, what can leaders do to build flexible and adaptive workplaces that inspire people to achieve extraordinary results? According to the authors, the answer lies in recognizing and aligning the elusive forces—or the “puzzling” pieces—that shape an organization's culture. With a combined seventy-five years' worth of research, teaching, and consulting experience, Mario Moussa, Derek Newberry, and Greg Urban bring a wealth of knowledge to creating nimble organizations. Globally recognized business anthropologists and management experts, they explain how to access the full power of your culture by harnessing the Four Forces that drive it: Vision: Embrace a common purpose that illuminates shared aspirations and plans. Interest: Foster a deep commitment to authentic relationships and your organization's future. Habit: Establish routines and rituals that reinforce “the way we do things around here.” Innovation: Promote the constant tinkering that produces surprising new solutions to old problems. Filled with case studies, personal anecdotes, and solid, practical advice, this book includes a four-part Evaluator to help you build resilient organizations and teams. The Culture Puzzle offers the definitive playbook for thriving amid constant transformation.
CEO King dictates the desired changes and sits back to watch the magical transformation. ... Late at night, not altogether sober, he was standing on the ledge at the top of the 57-story Woolworth Building in Manhattan.
Author: Mario Moussa
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.
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From hundreds of characters to Mid-World geography to the High Speech lexicon, no self-respecting Dark Tower fan will want to be without this comprehensive handbook to the series. As Stephen King himself explains in the introduction, he commissioned the concordance for his own private use while writing the final three books. When he found Robin Furth's work to be 'entertaining and invaluable' he immediately recommended the manuscript for publication.
It's here that JAKE buys both Charlie the Choo-Choo and Riddle-De-Dum! Brain Twisters and Puzzles for Everyone! ... III:106, III:165 TURTLE BAY: JAKE's magic LOT is located in an area of Manhattan once known as Turtle Bay.
Author: Robin Furth
Publisher: Hachette UK
New York City. Evie Brooks had seen it on the TV, but suddenly finds herself leaving her home in Dublin and moving to Manhattan to her American uncle Scott, after the death of her mother. Never owned a pet more substantial than a goldfish, Evie is intrigued by Scott's NYC veterinary practice, and before long, Evie is working as an assistant in the clinic. Between the pets, their owners, Scott and his lawyer girlfriend, the Summer quickly becomes a whirlwind of change and activity! And then Evie has to make a huge choice: will she stay in New York, or return to live in Ireland with her godmother, Janet?
magical powers or a fabulously wealthy grandfather who owns a travelling threering circus or a fivestar hotel in Morocco. ... spend fortyfive minutes every week humouring Mrs Scanlon and assembling puzzles intended for kids half my age.
Author: Sheila Agnew
Publisher: The O'Brien Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
OA MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR by Frank Longo An anagrammatic challenger featuring nine songs by the Fab Four. ... 78 Shamu, for one 13 Manhattan district 47 Spoon-shaped 79 Obi attachment 110 14 Frost product 49 Ballerina 80 Roofer's gun 113 ...
Author: John M. Samson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
New York City. Evie Brooks has seen it on the TV, but she never imagined herself living there. But when her mother dies, Evie finds herself leaving her home in Dublin and moving to Manhattan to visit with her American uncle for the summer. Never having owned a pet more substantial than a goldfish, twelve-year-old Evie is intrigued by Uncle Scott’s veterinary practice, and before long is working as an assistant in the clinic. Soon she finds herself immersed in dogs galore, parrots, reptiles, and an assortment of other creatures and their eccentric owners. And she loves it. Manhattan would be just about perfect if it weren’t for Uncle Scott’s lawyer girlfriend, who has plans for him that do not involve Evie. Before the summer is over, Evie has an important decision to make: stay in New York and confront the problem of Scott’s girlfriend or return to Ireland to live with her godmother.
magical powers or a fabulously wealthy grandfather who owns a travelling three-ring circus or a five-star hotel in ... could spend forty-five minutes every week humouring Mrs Scanlon and assembling puzzles intended for kids half my age.
Author: Sheila Agnew
Publisher: Pajama Press Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction