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The Mammoth Book of Sudoku

The Mammoth Book of Sudoku

Here is the biggest and most varied book of Sudoku puzzles ever compiled. Over 400 painstakingly prepared puzzles designed to satisfy all levels from beginner to expert. “The Mammoth Book of Sudoku” contains more challenges, more levels of difficulty, and more varieties of number-placement (and letter-placement) puzzles than any other collection available, including: huge array of easy to diabolically-difficult classic grids; monster Sudoku – multiple overlapping grids; secretly encoded alphabetical wordoku; liquid crystal Sudoku; and bonus kakro puzzles. It also contains full step-by-step instructions, tips and killer strategies from the founder of the International High IQ Society and confirmed Sudoku addict, Nathan Haselbauer.
The Mammoth Book of Secret Code Puzzles

The Mammoth Book of Secret Code Puzzles

Secret messages, Da Vinci-style codes, keys to predictions and cryptic clues – this giant collection of brain-teasing, enciphered challenges will satisfy puzzle fans at every level.

It features over 600 puzzles, from the simple substitution-code type – messages or quotations in code where each letter stands for another – to fiendishly difficult ciphers using actual wartime methods employed by historic figures from Julius Caesar to President John F. Kennedy. There is plenty to challenge the sharpest of minds, and the more you solve, the better and faster you get!

You’ll find lots of helpful tips and advice on professional ways of cracking codes. Plus there’s a fascinating section on the world’s most famous unsolved scripts and cryptograms, including the Beale Ciphers, the Kryptos fourth section at CIA Headquarters, the Zodiac Killer ciphers, Emperor Rudof II’s Voynich Manuscript and the 3,500-year-old Phaistos Disk.
The Mammoth Book of Special Ops

The Mammoth Book of Special Ops

Into the eye of danger with the men who put the ‘special’ in special forces





The once shadowy activities of special forces have grown into an increasingly exposed element of 21st century warfare and anti-terrorist activity. Here, in one giant unputdownable volume, are 30 of the most dangerous special operations of modern times.





Drawn from the flashpoints of the world, and above all Iraq and Afghanistan, these first-hand and reported accounts of missions by the SAS, Delta Force, Green Beret, Commandos and other forces will leave you on the edge of your seat.





The accounts include:





• Blackhawk Down – the US Delta forces debacle in Mogadishu, Somalia, 1993





• British Special forces fight Al Qaeda at close quarters in Afghanistan 2003





• Task Force Raider – US Special forces teams track down Saddam Hussein, 2003





• The British ‘Blackhawk Down’ – Paras shoot their way out of trouble in Majar, Iraq 2003





• The capture of insurgent leader Chemical Evil Fat Mama, Fallujah, November 2003




The Mammoth Book of Lesbian Erotica

The Mammoth Book of Lesbian Erotica

Short tales of passion and lust from the pens of today’s most exciting writers of lesbian erotica

This all-new volume of lesbian erotica brings together a dazzling selection of new fiction from around the world. Here are 50 short stories from a still growing genre, most of which have been specially commissioned.The writing covers the emotional spectrum, from intimate reminiscences and intensely personal experiences, to wild confessions and magical encounters. Uninhibited, daring, sexy and of course arousing, this is the ultimate collection of short lesbian fiction. Contributors include Fae Gordon, Lindy Edwards, L.S. Bell, J. Barfoot, Vav Garnek, Georgina Taylor, Anna Smith, Deva Shore, Cynthia Richards, Elsbeth Potter, L.C. Jordan and Elizabeth Cage.
The Mammoth Book of Bikers

The Mammoth Book of Bikers

The definitive collection of first-hand accounts of the world’s outlaw motorcycle gangs, with contributions by Sonny Barger, Hunter S. Thompson, Ed Winterhalder, William Queen and many more

Outlaw bikers consider themselves ‘the last free people in society’, unconstrained by the regulations that hem in ordinary citizens. And they guard their privacy jealously. Drawing on seventeen years of studying and participating in biker culture, the author has compiled this one-of-a-kind collection of original biker writing.

Here are insider accounts of landmark incidents in biker folklore, including reprints of classic writing from biker-originated magazines, handouts, websites and books. Gangs featured include the Bandidos, the Hells Angels, Henchmen MC, the Outlaws, the Mongols, the Annihilators, the Diablos, the Gypsy Jokers, the Rebels, the Straight Satans and the Vagos. And with contributors such as Freewheelin’ Frank (one-time secretary of the Hells Angels), Edward Winterhalder (among the most powerful members of the Bandidos) and Sonny Barger (founder of the Hells Angels).

Also included are those rare accounts by outsiders who have succeeded in ‘looking in’ on the gangs: Hunter S. Thompson’s Hells Angels: A Strange and Terrible Modern Saga; writing by William Queen, the undercover agent who infiltrated America’s violent outlaw motorcycle gang the Mongols; and Daniel R. Wolf’s account of riding with the Rebels.
The Mammoth Book of Cover-Ups

The Mammoth Book of Cover-Ups

The Assassination of JFK, 9/11, the Da Vinci Code, The Death of Diana, Men in Black, Pearl Harbor, The Illuminati, Protocols of Zion,Hess, The Bilderberg Group, New World Order, ElvisFluoridization, Martin Luther King’s murder, Opus Dei, The Gemstone Files, John Paul I, Dead Sea Scrolls, Lockerbie bombing, Black helicopters…

In other words everything ‘they’ never wanted you to know and were afraid you might ask!

Jon E. Lewis explores the 100 most terrifying cover-ups of all time, from the invention of Jesus’ divinity (pace the Da Vinci Code) to Bush’s and Blair’s real agenda in invading Iraq. Entertainingly written and closely documented, the book provides each cover-up with a plausibility rating.

Uncover why the Titanic sank, ponder the sinister Vatican/Mafia network that plotted the assassination of liberal John Paul, find out why NASA ‘lost’ its files on Mars, read why no-one enters Area 51, and consider why medical supplies were already on site at Edgware Road before the 7/7 bombs detonated.

Just because you are paranoid, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t out to conspire against you.
The Mammoth Book of Limericks

The Mammoth Book of Limericks

by Glyn Rees Edited by Glyn Rees
The most enduringly popular poetical verse form in the English language is very much alive and well.

This monster volume of 2,000 limericks ranges from clean to (moderately) filthy, all guaranteed to make you laugh! It contains limericks that are historical, geographical, whimsical, clerical, medical and many more.

This giant collection includes limericks by such names as Edward Lear, Isaac Asimov, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, William Shakespeare, H.G. Wells, John Betjeman, Ogden Nash, Spike Milligan, and others. As well as a treasure trove of completely new and original verse, generated specially for this volume.

You’ll find plenty of modern gems – limericks relevant to today’s world, such as computers, mobile phones, foreign travel, traffic congestion, unfair taxation, the cult of celebrity, overpaid sports players, environmental issues.

Plus ‘old favourites’ in every category you can think of, including: Limerick limericks, Family, Children’s limericks (for children and by children), Food and Drink, Sporty, Clever (including tongue twisters), Silly, Arty, Animal, Showbiz (including theatre, film and TV), Musical, Medical, Historical, Miscellaneous (including royalty, travel, occupations, college, crime, fashion, politics, celebrity, garden and religion), Memorial, Naughty, and Naughtier.
The Mammoth Book of Zombie Comics

The Mammoth Book of Zombie Comics

You can’t keep a good (or bad) corpse down, and they rise up in spectacular form in this new collection.

The mindless, shambling zombies of yesteryear are rapidly being replaced by sprinters and runners with an insatiable appetite for human flesh. These days zombies are the rock and roll of horror monsters.

Presenting a mix of voodoo victims, creepy somnambulists, and flesh eating, rock n roll deadheads, The Mammoth Book of Zombie Comics brings you the best the graveyard can give. From film sources and literary sources to some very strange sources, here over 20 of the best zombie comics ever produced.

They include the first Vince Locke Deadworld comic, Scott Hampton’s awesome adaptation of RE Howard’s Pigeons From Hell, plus stories from Steve Niles, Darko Macan, and many, many more.

If it’s dead, moving and hungry, you’ll find it here!

Praise for Mammoth Book of War Comics

‘Whether read cover-to-cover or dipped into at random, it is exactly what anthologies should be: rich, varied and endlessly rewarding.’ Irish Times

‘… an admirable and enlightening collection.’ The List
The Mammoth Book of Brain Workouts

The Mammoth Book of Brain Workouts

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
The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics

The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics

Here is the first ever popular collection of crime comics – the 24 best graphic short stories in the crime genre,spanning all the colours of noir, from classic American newspaper strip serials and notorious uncensored comic books to today’s global graphic novel masterpieces.

This must-have collection is fully loaded with some of the greatest writers and artists in comics publishing, including Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Will Eisner, Max Allan Collins, Johnny Craig, Alex Toth, Bernie Krigstein – plus adaptations of/collaborations by famous crime writers, such as Dashiel Hammett, Mickey Spillane and Raymond Chandler.

Meet a gallery of hard-boiled, iconic heroes and killers inside including:Dashiell Hammett’s smooth operator Secret Agent X-9, Will Eisner’s masked mystery man The Spirit, Mickey Spillane’s heavyweight tough-guy Mike Hammer, Muñoz and Sampayo’s brooding ex-cop Alack Sinner, Abuli and Bernet’s venal hitman-for-hire Torpedo 1936, Max Allan Collins and Terry Beatty’s femme fatale investigator Ms. Tree, and Charles Burns’ Mexican wrestler and defective detective El Borbah.
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