Search continents with Damien Rudd who journeys in search of the world’s most joyless and dispiriting place names and their fascinating etymologies. From Disappointment Island in the Southern Ocean, Misery in Germany, Lonely Island in Russia, to the Australian Mount Hopeless this book is a perfect travel guide for the disenchanted. Includes hand drawn maps by Kateryna Didyk
Hardcover 224 pages.
Measurements: 12.8 cm x 2.1 cm x 19.8 cm.
GCHQ, the top-secret intelligence and security agency, is opening up its archives of decades' worth of codes, puzzles and challenges for everyone to try. Over the years, their codebreakers have helped keep our country safe, from the Bletchley Park breakthroughs of WWII to the modern-day...
Would Bletchley Park have recruited you? When scouring the land for top-level code breakers, the Bletchley Park recruiters left no stone un-turned. As well as approaching some of the country's finest mathematicians, they cast their nets wider, interviewing music students, chess masters, poets, linguists, hieroglyphics...
A 50-page pad of Chopin Liszts! Printed with ruled lines and a part of the manuscript of Liszt's Hungarian March. 50 tear-off pagesmeasures 20.8 x 9.6 x 0.6 cm
Why did Pythagoras pause outside a Blacksmith's workshop? Can the nature of harmony really be understood visually? Why do harmonies leave gaps or 'commas' when added together? In this charming little book Ashton uses a Victorian device called a Harmonograph to tell the story of...