With questions on one side and answers on the other, these 48 fact-filled Knowledge Cards are a great source of condensed information-all in a deck the size of a pack of playing cards! Perfect for students, teachers, and the purely inquisitive, this deck is sure to spark your curiosity and encourage you to delve deeper into this fascinating subject.
Close observation of our surroundings is one of the biggest joys of being outdoors. And we humans–the naming animal–enjoy ourselves more when we know, or can find out, what we’re observing. An effortless carry in a pocket or day pack, this 48-card deck satisfies our hardwired urge to identify. A picture of a bird’s or animal’s footprints appears on one side of each card; the other side names the creature and presents its taxonomic data, physical characteristics, footprint size, and diet, and notes on its natural history.
Mysteries of the parking meter laid bare! Adding to the satisfaction of reading about the often peculiar circumstances from which forty-eight machines, substances, or technologies arose, this deck reproduces the drawings (mostly in cross section) that accompanied their patent application. Some of the drawings are more entertaining than they are comprehensible, but most-the first disc brake (1902), can opener (1870), washing machine (1910), automatic car wash (1962), and safety pin (1849), for example-are as clear as so many bells.
These 48 fact-filled Knowledge Cards are a great source of condensed information-all in a deck the size of a pack of playing cards! Discover the heights of historic wit and wisdom in this stimulating compilation. An inspiration to the writer, philosopher, dreamer, student, teacher, or language lover, this deck is sure to spark the imagination, and may even inspire you to feats of personal creation.
This deck isn’t “presidential bloopers,” although it does examine some scandals and missteps, nor is it a dry and dutiful civics lesson, although it looks at matters such as presidential succession and constitutional law. Instead, it addresses fascinating aspects of the presidency and vice presidency in Q&A format, touching on the strange workings of the Electoral College, the Byzantine maneuvers used in campaigns and conventions, and the loneliness of the vice president (traditionally seen as a spare part to be kept in case of presidential incapacitation). You don’t have to be a Washington watcher to find these cards absorbing, amusing, and illuminating.
It’s one thing to rattle off “Show me the money,” another to come up with “She tried to sit in my lap while I was standing up.” Hollywood prides itself on memorable phrases, but many of the finest-along with their contexts-have been forgotten. This deck of Knowledge Cards revives forty-eight priceless moments (each from a different motion picture) between 1932 and the present when screenwriter, director, and actor collaborated on a perfect line. Each card contains a memorable line with related information that tells you who said what to whom, and in what film the phrase was featured. The cards can be read just for pleasure, or they can form the basis for a game that tests players’ knowledge of historic films. Movies named to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, which recognizes significant works in American culture, are distinguished by an asterisk.
The forty-eight diabolical Gardner puzzles collected in this deck have rewardingly offbeat setups, featuring learned professors who gallop up down-moving escalators, rose-red cities as old as time itself, and the walking habits of Immanuel Kant. The fun really comes in, however, with the demands they make on the would be solver’s powers of reason and the exquisite simplicity of their eventual answers. It is not too much to say that Gardner’s puzzles, not merely in a class by themselves, constitute a science unto themselves.
This deck of knowledge cards profiles every state. Along with the basics – such as capital, date of statehood, motto, population, and median household income – the cards showcase interesting and little-known facts and identify the Native Americans who inhabited the area when Europeans first arrived. The front of each card highlights the state’s geographic location on a map of the united states, making this deck an enjoyable quiz game as well as a compact reference tool.
This collection of Knowledge Cards presents a concise, informative look at 46 star groups. Each card has a chart of the featured constellation on the front; its position and area, brightest star and number of visible constituent stars, zodiac sign, and notes about its origin and history on the reverse. One card is a glossary of astronomical terms; another gives general information about the heavens. A great way to learn to navigate the night sky.
Amusing to our modern ear, the definitions of these 48 forgotten words are cause for laughter–at someone else’s expense. Each Knowledge Card introduces an antiquated insult and its dusty definition, complete with descriptions of the origins of the insult and some examples of usage. Describe your nosy neighbor who is a spatherdab (chatterer, gossip, or scandle-monger) or a strange officemate who is a gongoozler (idle person who stands staring for prolonged periods at anything out of the ordinary) with glee!
With 48 fact-filled cards per package, these Knowledge Cards are a great source of condensed information–all in a deck the size of a pack of playing cards. Tastefully illustrated, the cards present a word on one side and its definition, quoted from a host of archaic references, on the other.
Written by Diane McGarvey. With questions on one side and answers on the other, these 48 fact-filled Knowledge Cards are a great source of condensed information-all in a deck the size of a pack of playing cards! Perfect for students, teachers, science buffs, and the purely inquisitive, this deck is sure to spark your curiosity and encourage you to delve deeper into this fascinating subject.