The Soccer Book, 4th Edition [PDF]
06 November 2018, 23:54
2018 | PDF | 92.91MB
The ultimate visual guide to the world's greatest sport
Discover the world's best teams and biggest competitions with the ultimate visual guide to soccer, fully updated for the 2018 World Cup. Whether you are an active player, a lifelong supporter, or an armchair soccer manager, this book illustrates every aspect of the most popular sport in the world. From the history of soccer to the most recent tournaments, The Soccer Book reveals the story behind the game.
Eye-catching step-by-step Illustrations and jargon free text explore the roles of players, equipment, team formations, strategies, and individual skills, while maps, quotes, and statistics give you all of the key facts on national teams, famous club sides, and iconic players, as well as the greatest competitions around the world.
Geek Lust: Pop Culture, Gadgets, and Other Desires of the Likeable Modern Geek [EPUB]
05 November 2018, 10:34
2018 | EPUB | 10.95MB
Get Your Geek On!
Unless you're horndog Howard Wolowitz from The Big Bang Theory, the words "geek" and "lust" are seldom found in the same sentence. Until now, bub.
Whether it's the most recent tweet from Felicia Day, the newest book from Terry Pratchett, or the latest anything from Joss Whedon, the world is a smoking hot, happening place for Geeks.
Geek Lust, a humorous celebration of Geekdom's frenzied desires, heats it up like 1.21 Giga-Suns. It spotlights some of the awesomest real and fictional geeks in history, including Einstein, Madame Curie, Nerdist Chris Hardwick, and Steve Urkel (!); features classic science fiction and horror stories; the greatest experiences to have playing video games; gadgets gone wild; various top lists such as the hottest cryptids; and things from Star Wars that could be euphemisms for your genitals.
If you yearn for time travel, robotics and cloning; if Kirk still captains your imagination; and if, when all is said and done, you still can't decide between Linda Carter's Wonder Woman or Lucy Lawless's Xena, Warrior Princess, welcome to Geek Lust.
And by the way, is it hot in here or did the next-generation iPhone just drop?
Seriously Curious: The Facts and Figures that Turn Our World Upside Down [EPUB]
03 November 2018, 04:57
2018 | EPUB | 3.3MB
Smart, savvy answers to universal questions, from the highly popular The Economist Explains and Daily Chart blogs-a treat for the knowing, the uninitiated, and the downright curious.
Seriously Curious: The Facts and Figures that Turn Our World Upside Down brings together the very best explainers and charts, written and created by top journalists to help us understand such brain-bending conundrums as why Swedes overpay their taxes, why America still allows child marriage, and what the link is between avocados and crime. Subjects both topical and timeless, profound and peculiar, are explained with The Economist's trademark wit and verve.
The Economist Explains and its online sister, the Daily Chart, are the two most popular blogs on The Economist's website. Together, these online giants provide answers to the kinds of questions, quirky and serious, that may be puzzling anyone interested in the world around them. Want to know why exorcisms are on the rise in France or how porn consumption changed during a false alarm missile strike warning in Hawaii? We have the answers. They are sometimes surprising, often intriguing, and always enlightening.