Author: Carol B. Pangalos, Genre: , Total Page: 38, Publisher: AuthorHouse, ISBN: 9781463411084

Author: J D Wills, Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Total Page: 30, Publisher: New Generation Publishing, ISBN: 9781800317406

STAR LOSES ITS POWER; ALL THE ANIMALS HELP TO GET ITS POWER BACK. BADGER KNOWS WHAT TO DO, RABBIT ALWAYS HAS THE ANSWER. THE WISE OWL IS VERY WISE. MRS. RABBIT GIVES STAR A BED FOR THE NIGHT; THE TWO BABY RABBITS ARE VERY VERY NAUGHTY.This is a wonderful story to be read to your child with a lovely surprise ending. A picture that your child can colour in. This children's book The Adventures of the Magic Star is the first book in the series.

Author: Clifford A. Pickover, Genre: Mathematics, Total Page: 432, Publisher: Princeton University Press, ISBN: 9781400841516

Humanity's love affair with mathematics and mysticism reached a critical juncture, legend has it, on the back of a turtle in ancient China. As Clifford Pickover briefly recounts in this enthralling book, the most comprehensive in decades on magic squares, Emperor Yu was supposedly strolling along the Yellow River one day around 2200 B.C. when he spotted the creature: its shell had a series of dots within squares. To Yu's amazement, each row of squares contained fifteen dots, as did the columns and diagonals. When he added any two cells opposite along a line through the center square, like 2 and 8, he always arrived at 10. The turtle, unwitting inspirer of the ''Yu'' square, went on to a life of courtly comfort and fame. Pickover explains why Chinese emperors, Babylonian astrologer-priests, prehistoric cave people in France, and ancient Mayans of the Yucatan were convinced that magic squares--arrays filled with numbers or letters in certain arrangements--held the secret of the universe. Since the dawn of civilization, he writes, humans have invoked such patterns to ward off evil and bring good fortune. Yet who would have guessed that in the twenty-first century, mathematicians would be studying magic squares so immense and in so many dimensions that the objects defy ordinary human contemplation and visualization? Readers are treated to a colorful history of magic squares and similar structures, their construction, and classification along with a remarkable variety of newly discovered objects ranging from ornate inlaid magic cubes to hypercubes. Illustrated examples occur throughout, with some patterns from the author's own experiments. The tesseracts, circles, spheres, and stars that he presents perfectly convey the age-old devotion of the math-minded to this Zenlike quest. Number lovers, puzzle aficionados, and math enthusiasts will treasure this rich and lively encyclopedia of one of the few areas of mathematics where the contributions of even nonspecialists count.

Author: M K Joseph, Genre: , Total Page: 434, Publisher: Universities Press, ISBN: 8173714665

Author: Ilona Andrews, Genre: Daniels, Kate (Fictitious character), Total Page: 88, Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, ISBN: 151976233X

Scarred, solitary Derek Gaunt has separated from his Pack, and is truly a lone wolf. With no family he answers to no one; but is fiercely loyal to a chosen few. So, when several of those close to him are murdered, he'll stop at nothing to hunt their killer through the magic-drenched streets of Atlanta. Never one to be left on the sidelines, equally determined--some might say stubborn--Julie Lennart-Olsen soon joins in his pursuit; and what began as revenge turns into a race to save the city. Their search pits them against powers they never imagined and magic so old, it predates history. It may cost Derek his life, but there are things for which even he would risk everything.

Author: Ian Stewart, Genre: Mathematics, Total Page: 320, Publisher: Profile Books, ISBN: 9781847651280

School maths is not the interesting part. The real fun is elsewhere. Like a magpie, Ian Stewart has collected the most enlightening, entertaining and vexing 'curiosities' of maths over the years... Now, the private collection is displayed in his cabinet. There are some hidden gems of logic, geometry and probability -- like how to extract a cherry from a cocktail glass (harder than you think), a pop up dodecahedron, the real reason why you can't divide anything by zero and some tips for making money by proving the obvious. Scattered among these are keys to unlocking the mysteries of Fermat's last theorem, the Poincar Conjecture, chaos theory, and the P/NP problem for which a million dollar prize is on offer. There are beguiling secrets about familiar names like Pythagoras or prime numbers, as well as anecdotes about great mathematicians. Pull out the drawers of the Professor's cabinet and who knows what could happen...

Author: Roderick Kidston, Genre: , Total Page: 604, Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, ISBN: 1539319954

Humans have looked to the stars for guidance for thousands of years. It seems to be embedded in our DNA. The Magic of the Stars incorporates new information into ancient knowledge, explaining the roles played by the fixed stars in greater depth than ever before. In this new guide, you are given all the information you need to understand how stars work their magic to empower and enrich your life. The Magic of the Stars doesn't just rely on sun-sign astrology, which groups you in one of the twelve zodiac signs. Instead, it looks at the role individual stars play in forming your unique gifts. This book includes information for around one hundred stars that have not been previously analyzed. You may know of Sirius or the stars of Orion, but what about stars in constellations like the Giraffe, the Golden Fish, the Microscope and the Unicorn? For each star, astrologer Roderick Kidston presents an astronomical designation, its common name, its position and meaning, and some famous examples of those it influences. Via the sun, moon, stars, planets, and asteroids, the universe has a dramatic effect on your life. Learn more about the mysterious processes behind your fate!

Author: Ivan Moscovich, Genre: Games & Activities, Total Page: 134, Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., ISBN: 1402718098

Jumping Coins, Cubes and Routes, Find the Polygons, and Distortrix: these are just a few of the incredible brain-twisting conundrums in this colorful, super-fun compilation by puzzle whiz Ivan Moscovich. Sample games give a hint of what’s to come and prime your mind for the challenges you’ll face. Inside a hexagon, a continuous path connects 19 different nodes: find that trail, navigating a series of pointing arrows and visiting each node only once. On the Rebound features tricky little problems involving a pool ball on a table and the best way to shoot it. A Piece of Cake is no piece of cake: arrange the segments so that no two colored or numbered ones touch another of the same color or number. You’ll think your brain really is twisted once you solve all of these.

Author: William Symes Andrews, Genre: Magic cubes, Total Page: 440, Publisher: , ISBN: OSU:32435002214864

Author: Louis Grant Brandes, Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Total Page: 242, Publisher: Walch Publishing, ISBN: 0825113091

This book contains reproducible puzzles, picture graphs, mazes, brain teasers, puns, coded messages, and number oddities. Topics in this book cover whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, powers and roots, metric measures, perimeters, areas, and volumes, miscellaneous questions, problems, tests and pre-algebra.