Schiffer Books (61)

Escape Game Adventure : The Mad Hacker

ISBN: 9780764358968

Author: Melanie Vives    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Your mission: Locate and destroy the virus and then escape from the scientific compound before the time-travel portal closes forever! With the help of Dooz, you...


Your mission: Locate and destroy the virus and then escape from the scientific compound before the time-travel portal closes forever! With the help of Dooz, your faithful robot, you have been teleported to the year 2394! In this era, a mad scientist plans to paralyze the entire world using a powerful cyber virus . . . In a few moments, it will be too late! Choose to solve this challenge on your own or with a friend! Either way, let’s go!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 205 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2020


$22.00
DUE > 20th Apr 2020
Escape Game Adventure : The Last Dragon

ISBN: 9780764358951

Author: Melanie Vives    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Your mission: find and recover the dragon egg from the castle before the spatial-temporal portal closes forever! With the help of Dooz, your faithful robot, you...


Your mission: find and recover the dragon egg from the castle before the spatial-temporal portal closes forever! With the help of Dooz, your faithful robot, you have been teleported to the Middle Ages. In this epoch, King Badking rules; he has stolen the last dragon egg and plans to make an omelet out of it for his son . . . In a few minutes, it will be too late. Choose to solve this challenge on your own or with a friend! Either way, let’s go!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 205 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2020


$22.00
DUE > 20th Apr 2020
My New Friends

ISBN: 9780764359149

Author: Jeffrey Turner    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Who knew that a poodle, frog, bear, snake, snail, and squirrel could all be friends? This unlikely group of pals offers a simple visual introduction to colors t...


Who knew that a poodle, frog, bear, snake, snail, and squirrel could all be friends? This unlikely group of pals offers a simple visual introduction to colors that is sure to build vocabulary through rhyming and repetition. Join in the fun and learn about how friendship and combining colors to make new ones help us look at things in a whole new way!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 20


Dimensions: 153 x 153 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2020


$22.00
DUE > 20th Apr 2020
Constructing and Covering Boxes 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9780764358913

Author: Tom & Cindy Hollander    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Learn all the steps necessary to make a variety of colorful, decorative, useful boxes created from book board and covered with decorative papers and book cloth....


Learn all the steps necessary to make a variety of colorful, decorative, useful boxes created from book board and covered with decorative papers and book cloth. Nearly 300 color photos illustrate every step needed to make hinged lid, clamshell, and creative boxes. Necessary tools and materials are discussed in detail, and essential formulas are provided for each box type discussed. Basic skills necessary for the successful production of any box are also explored, including determining grain direction, pattern layout, cutting materials, covering book board with paper or book cloth, and gluing. Also provided are box making resources, a useful glossary of terms, and an appendix featuring measurement conversions. This 2nd edition includes a brand-new chapter on divided boxes, as well as additional creative box examples to further inspire you as you explore the craft.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 217 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2020


$38.00
DUE > 20th Apr 2020
The Real James Bond

ISBN: 9780764359026

Author: Jim Wright    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Whatever happened to him actually outshines anything I’ve had my James Bond do. —Ian Fleming James Bond: author, ornithologist, marksman, and . . . identit...


Whatever happened to him actually outshines anything I’ve had my James Bond do. —Ian Fleming James Bond: author, ornithologist, marksman, and . . . identity-theft victim? When James Bond published his landmark book, Birds of the West Indies, he had no idea it would set in motion events that would link him to the most iconic spy in the Western world and turn his life upside down. Born into a wealthy family but cut off in his early twenties, James Bond took off to the West Indies in search of adventure. Armed with arsenic and a shotgun, he took months-long excursions to the Caribbean to collect material for his iconic book, Birds of the West Indies, navigating snake-infested swamps, sleeping in hammocks, and island-hopping on tramp steamers and primitive boats. Packed with archival photos, many never before published, and interviews with Bond’s family and colleagues, here is the real story of the pipe-smoking, ruthless ornithologist who introduced the world to the exotic birds of the West Indies.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2020


$55.00
DUE > 20th Apr 2020
Upcycling Books

ISBN: 9780764358753

Author: Julia Rubio    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Bookworms derive great pleasure from the simple act of reading. But what happens when a book is old or damaged and no longer in a fit state to be read? Through ...


Bookworms derive great pleasure from the simple act of reading. But what happens when a book is old or damaged and no longer in a fit state to be read? Through 20 do-it-yourself projects, Upcycling Books: Decorative Objects gives your tattered friends a new lease on life. With simple techniques and common household materials, you can upcycle an old atlas, dog-eared comics, or an obsolete set of encyclopedias. Projects include party decorations, a woven basket, a smartphone charger, a mail organizer, a secret storage box, and an origami lampshade. Links to videos show a process or technique in detail, while templates can be printed for use. More than 30 variations and suggestions will further inspire you. Don’t let old books gather dust; give them a new purpose with Upcycling Books.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 217 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2020


$59.99
DUE > 31st Mar 2020
A Practical Guide to Needle Lace

ISBN: 9780764358692

Author: Jacqueline Peter    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Master the art of needle lace making in this image-rich guide! Step by step, it explains the needed materials, takes you through the first, core skills, and tea...


Master the art of needle lace making in this image-rich guide! Step by step, it explains the needed materials, takes you through the first, core skills, and teaches the process, from creating the pattern and preparing the support to separating, trimming, and smoothing. Detailed row-by-row drawings and photos clearly showing the threads’ placements help you learn quickly and without frustration. Then follow the instructions for 40 different lace patterns. Included are many examples of ways you can use your finished lace in beautiful and creative ways, along with dozens of variations that will let you add your own personality to your lace, and understand the draw that lace making has had over the millennia.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 190 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2020


$59.99
DUE > 20th Mar 2020
Thank Forward : A Gratitude Action Kit

ISBN: 9780764358647

Author: Julie Shields    Publisher: Schiffer Books

waken a rich spirit of gratitude in yourself and others with Thank Forward, a 21-card action-oriented kit inspiring acts of kindness, joy, and appreciation. Bur...


waken a rich spirit of gratitude in yourself and others with Thank Forward, a 21-card action-oriented kit inspiring acts of kindness, joy, and appreciation. Bursting with colorful, heart-centric art and featuring a companion guide, the kit introduces you to 21 unique themes, each designed for spreading gratitude. Each theme offers a range of options, from simple and straightforward to bold and declarative, allowing you to draw from your own strengths and personality. These cards are made for sharing, encouraging human connection, and spreading positivity. Replacement decks are available to keep the movement flowing, and you can share your experiences with the Thank Forward online community. The companion guide is full of joyful inspiration, fun ideas, and heart-warming affirmations. Whether you use the kit as a collaborative experience or an individual, private meditation, you hold the key to making a difference in yourself and others. The secret to happiness is gratitude, and Thank Forward is your guide.


Bind: stationery


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 134 x 153 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2020


$59.99
DUE > 20th Mar 2020
North American Aviation in the Jet Age

ISBN: 9780764358746

Author: John Fredrickson    Publisher: Schiffer Books

During the waning days of World War II, a frenzied race was underway in rubble-strewn Europe as US and Soviet forces sought to seize advanced German weapons tec...


During the waning days of World War II, a frenzied race was underway in rubble-strewn Europe as US and Soviet forces sought to seize advanced German weapons technology. Over the next quarter century the North American Aviation (NAA) would enhance these spoils of war into fearsome weapons in America’s arsenal. There’s the swept-wing F-86 Sabre jet fighter, which would go on to be the only Allied warplane to outmaneuver a Soviet MiG-15 over Korea. X-15 rocket planes carried humans to the boundaries of space, setting speed and altitude records that still hold today. The stories of these weapons and the engineers who nourished them is a fascinating look into postwar corporate history of the NAA and its impact on the United States’ aviation and space history.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 217 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2020


$100.00
DUE > 20th Mar 2020
German Superheavy Panzer Projects of World War II

ISBN: 9780764358654

Author: Michael Frohlich    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Tank design bureaus first became involved in the development of very heavy tanks after WWI. In addition to the militaries of Germany and England, the Soviet Uni...


Tank design bureaus first became involved in the development of very heavy tanks after WWI. In addition to the militaries of Germany and England, the Soviet Union was also fascinated by these monsters. Behind it was the concept of transferring the heavy armament of naval warfare to land warfare. These superheavy vehicles were to move across the land the way battleships moved on the sea, and were to be capable of simultaneously defeating enemy forces from any direction. In this follow-up to his highly regarded work on the Panzerkampfwagen “Maus,” Michael Fröhlich turns his attention to the other superheavy Wehrmacht designs, such as the Grille 17, the Löwe VK 7001, the Räumer S, the Mörser Bär, the E-100 (successor to the Maus), and the 1,100-ton Urling armored howitzer. Fröhlich comprehensively describes their development, technology, and testing, and the eventual fate of those vehicles that were built or only projected. Many rare and never-before-published photographs and drawings of the vehicles complement this unique work.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 217 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2020


$79.99
DUE > 20th Mar 2020
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