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The Mammoth Book of Brain Workouts

By Gareth Moore

  • Paperback
  • £7.99

Over 400 puzzles, challenges and exercises to train your brain - the most complete brain workout programme ever

A brilliant new collection of over 400 original new brain puzzles, in the fashionable 'mind gym' style.

This all-new volume offers a structured programme to stimulate and re-activate the different parts of your brain. It contains over 400 activities, puzzles and tests, ranging from speed maths and word memorization to logic tests and verbal reasoning exercises. They become increasingly difficult as you progress, following a cumulative scoring system, though most can be solved mentally in a few minutes.

A helpful introduction describes in simple and accessible terms how the different parts of the brain work, and explains how each can be stimulated on a daily basis in different ways. The book is divided into 31 daily workouts, with over a dozen puzzles a day, providing a month's supply of exercises to keep your mind supple and in shape.

Each daily workout contains a specially formulated mixture of puzzles designed to improve your problem solving, to boost your creativity, to improve your concentration, to improve your memory, and to boost your mind power.

This is the essential programme of puzzles for anyone who has ever walked into a room and forgotten why they are there - in the tradition of the bestselling Dr Kawashima's Train Your Brain, and Nintendo's 'How Old Is Your Brain?' mental agility training computer game

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781845298050
  • Publication date: 29 Jan 2008
  • Page count: 576
  • Imprint: Robinson
Robinson

The World Puzzle Championship Challenge

Gareth Moore
Authors:
Gareth Moore

Try puzzles from the world puzzle championships, where teams of solvers from all around the world compete to find that year's fastest and best puzzle solver.Compare your own puzzle-solving times against past world championship winners, and find out where you stand on a world scale.Try some of the world's toughest puzzles, designed to challenge the very best solvers.No language skills or general knowledge required - all the puzzles are designed to work for any solver from any country in the world.Discover some of the most exciting and innovative new puzzles from the world's most creative puzzle setters.The book concludes with an entire round from a competition as a final challenge.

Hachette Audio

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Michele J. Gelfand
Authors:
Michele J. Gelfand
New Harbinger

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Fredrik Livheim, Frank Bond, Daniel Ek, Bjorn Hedensjo
Authors:
Fredrik Livheim, Frank Bond, Daniel Ek, Bjorn Hedensjo
Robinson

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Gareth Moore
Authors:
Gareth Moore

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Little, Brown Young Readers US

Nothing Stopped Sophie

Cheryl Bardoe, Barbara McClintock
Contributors:
Cheryl Bardoe, Barbara McClintock

The true story of eighteenth-century mathematician Sophie Germain, who solved the unsolvable to achieve her dream.When her parents took away her candles to keep their young daughter from studying math...nothing stopped Sophie. When a professor discovered that the homework sent to him under a male pen name came from a woman...nothing stopped Sophie. And when she tackled a math problem that male scholars said would be impossible to solve...still, nothing stopped Sophie.For six years Sophie Germain used her love of math and her undeniable determination to test equations that would predict patterns of vibrations. She eventually became the first woman to win a grand prize from France's prestigious Academy of Sciences for her formula, which laid the groundwork for much of modern architecture (and can be seen in the book's illustrations).Award-winning author Cheryl Bardoe's inspiring and poetic text is brought to life by acclaimed artist Barbara McClintock's intricate pen-and-ink, watercolor, and collage illustrations in this true story about a woman who let nothing stop her.

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Authors:
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Authors:
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Peter Park is a go-to trainer who has worked with pro athletes (Justin Verlander, Giancarlo Stanton) and celebrities (Matthew McConaughey, Maria Shriver, Rob Lowe). Park himself is a three-time World's Toughest Triathlon Winner. As one of his clients says,"Having Peter as your trainer is kind of like having Bill Gates as your computer science teacher." Now Park and his team bring their expertise to anyone who spends long hours at work, has lost strength,mobility, and freedom of movement, and who wants to get it all back. Park's proven program will help readers reclaim fitness by learning functional movements designed to retrain poor patterns. With a series of eight-week programs,readers will learn to get the whole body working together, restoring the core and regaining pain-free movement to truly live a life without limits.

Running Press Adult

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Authors:
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Y7 Studios co-founders Sarah and Mason Levey bring their sweat-dripping, beat-bumping practice to readers with We Flow Hard, a fitness and lifestyle book from the original hip-hop yoga studio.Y7 embodies a modern, streamlined approach to the ancient practice of vinyasa, fusing edgy aspiration with flowing, individualized yoga sequences. We Flow Hard brings the brand's signature graphic aesthetic, playful puns, and beat-bumping energy to a fitness and lifestyle guide for today's tribe of hip, provocative yogis.As practical as it is inspirational, We Flow Hard includes sections on the history and benefits of yoga, the art of crafting the perfect workout playlist, and tips on incorporating yogic practices and meditation into a contemporary lifestyle -- for people who aren't planning on becoming pious vegans. At the book's core is a series of yoga sequences, from targeted "abs and ass" moves to a Y7 spin on traditional vinyasa, and advice on customizing a yoga practice for your own skills and goals. Rigorous yet inviting, this approach to yoga is, in the words of Vogue, "For people who put on gangsta rap and handle it."

New Harbinger

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Jason B. Luoma, Steven C. Hayes, Robyn D. Walser
Authors:
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Authors:
Naoki Inaba, Ryoichi Murakami
Robinson

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Authors:
Gareth Moore
Robinson

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Gareth Moore
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Gareth Moore
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Lenora Chu
Authors:
Lenora Chu
Abacus

Blood And Fire

Roy Hattersley
Authors:
Roy Hattersley

An uneducated youth, William Booth left home in 1849 at the age of twenty to preach the gospel for the New Methodist Connexion. Six years later he founded a new religious movement which succeeded to such a degree that the Salvation Army (which it became) is now a worldwide operation with massive membership.But that is only part of Booth's importance and heritage. In many ways his story is also that of the Victorian poor, as he and his wife Catherine made it their lives' work to battle against the poverty and deprivation which were endemic in the mid- to late 1800s. Indeed, it was Catherine who, although a chronic invalid, inspired the Army's social policy and attitude to female authority. Her campaign against child prostitution resulted in the age of consent being raised and it was Catherine who, dying of cancer, encouraged William to clear the slums -- In Darkest England, The Way Out. Roy Hattersley's masterful dual biography is not just the story of two fascinating lives but a portrait of an integral part of our history.

Piatkus

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Mark Freeman
Authors:
Mark Freeman
Black Dog & Leventhal

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Heather Stella
Authors:
Heather Stella

The benefits of learning cursive writing are myriad, including allowing children to write more quickly and efficiently because each letter is formed without taking the pencil off the paper, while also stimulating brain development. With its reusable wipe-clean surface and dri-erase pen, Cursive helps children learn letter formation and provides tons of fun and educational activities to practice their new-found skills. The reproducible print pages feature tracing with directional arrows for uppercase and lowercase review, numbers and number words, days of the week, and months of the year. Activities also include practicing a child's signature, along with famous signatures; reproducing famous quotes; and writing narratives based on real or imagined experiences. Perfect for second and third graders, this 128-page workbook, with its useful wipe-off reference chart of proper formation, is ideal on-the-go package for summer learning.

Life and Style

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Morris Chestnut, Obi Obadike
Authors:
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When Morris Chestnut hit the media circuit to promote his latest blockbuster movie The Best Man Holiday, hosts and producers didn't want to hear about the movie as much as they wanted to talk about his incredible transformation into a buff, Hollywood sex symbol. The truth is that not long before shooting that film, Morris was in the worst shape of his life--30 pounds heavier than he should have been, avoiding the gym, and frequenting the drive-through. He turned to celebrity trainer Obi Obadike to help him turn things around in time for the movie, and the results were astounding. Morris went from 220-pounds to a ripped 187-pounds in just 12 weeks, and audiences haven't stopped raving about his new look--or asking how he achieved it!Now Morris and Obi are teaming up to share this groundbreaking and accessible program with fans nationwide. Backed by the latest cutting-edge nutrition science and featuring Obi's trademark fat-burning exercise program, THE CUT is designed to help readers drop pounds quickly - up to 10 pounds in 10 days and 40 pounds in 12 weeks- without stalling on the scale. Featuring Morris's personal exercise and diet plan as well as success stories from dozens of everyday people who have lost weight and kept it off, this book is a life-changer that will help readers reclaim their bodies and their lives, for good.

Basic Books

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Authors:
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Hachette Books

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Oliver Luckett, Michael Casey
Authors:
Oliver Luckett, Michael Casey

Social media sits at the core of twenty-first century society. It topples dictators, ends racist traditions, and ushers in overnight fame to living room performers. But how does it actually work? To understand and best use social media, argue Oliver Luckett and Michael J. Casey, people must first look to nature and the inner workings of living organisms.Social media-dismissed as trivial by some, chaotic by others-represents the zenith of humans' evolution as social beings. Though it profoundly influences our systems, policies, and culture, few people really understand how social media functions. In their provocative forthcoming book THE SOCIAL ORGANISM, Luckett and Casey show how social networks take on a life form of their own-forms that, to an astonishing degree, mimic the characteristics of biological life itself. By looking at the behavior of cells, metabolic pathways, biochemical reactions, viruses, and holonic structures, we can understand social media, how to employ it, and its potential impact on our world.Unlike previous communication technologies, the interconnected yet wildly disparate users of social media (the cells of the Social Organism) are both the content creators and the distribution network. Memes are the Organism's genes and they reproduce, spread, and evolve just as biological life does. The Social Organism is the collective brain of our future, shaping policy and culture, and fostering innovation at a speed and level as never before possible. But it is up to us as individuals to nourish this organic network with positive content, and as a society to encourage its use as a force for good.In easy-to-understand yet powerful language, Luckett and Casey describe how social media lives and breathes. THE SOCIAL ORGANISM is a groundbreaking idea book that will change our understanding of how social media-and human life-works in the twenty-first century.

Hachette Audio

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Tim Harford
Authors:
Tim Harford