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    The Dangerous Book for Boys (Hardback) By (author) Conn Iggulden, By (author) Hal Iggulden

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    DescriptionIf ever there were a book to make you switch off your television set, The Dangerous Book for Boys is it. How many other books will help you thrash someone at conkers, race your own go-cart, and identify the best quotations from Shakespeare? The Dangerous Book for Boys gives you facts and figures at your fingertips - swot up on the solar system, learn about famous battles and read inspiring stories of incredible courage and bravery. Teach your old dog new tricks. Make a pinhole camera. Understand the laws of cricket. There's a whole world out there: with this book, anyone can get out and explore it. The Dangerous Book for Boys is written with the verve and passion that readers of Conn Iggulden's number one bestselling novels have come to expect. This book, his first non-fiction work, has been written with his brother as a celebration of the long summers of their youth and as a compendium of information so vital to men of all ages. Lavishly designed and fully illustrated in colour and black and white throughout, it's set to be a perfect gift for Father's Day and beyond. Chapters in The Dangerous Book for Boys include: The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, Conkers, Laws of Football, Dinosaurs, Fishing, Juggling, Timers and Tripwires, Kings and Queens, Famous Battles, Spies, Making Crystals, Insects and Spiders, Astronomy, Girls, The Golden Age of Piracy, Secret Inks, Patron Saints of Britain, Skimming Stones, Dog Tricks, Making a Periscope, Coin Tricks, Marbles, Artillery, The Origin of Words and The Solar System.

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    The Dangerous Book for Boys
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Conn Iggulden, By (author) Hal Iggulden
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 196 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 998 g
    ISBN 13: 9780007232741
    ISBN 10: 0007232748

    BIC E4L: HOB
    BIC subject category V2: WZG
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.5
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: WD, YNP
    BIC children’s book marketing category: E5N79
    DC22: 790.194
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12890
    BISAC V2.8: CRA000000, REF028000, REF010000, SPO030000
    Thema V1.0: WZG, WD, YNP
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.)
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    05 June 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Born in London, Conn Iggulden read English at London University and worked as a teacher for seven years before becoming a full-time writer. He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and children. Conn Iggulden is the author of the number one bestselling Emperor series. Hal Iggulden was born in 1972. He lives in Leicester and is a theatre director with a love of astronomy, gadgets, dogs and football.
    Review quote
    Praise for 'The Dangerous Book for Boys' 'The perfect handbook for boys and dads.' Daily Telegraph 'Full of tips on how to annoy your parents'. Evening Standard 'An old-fashioned compendium of information on items such as making catapults and knot-tying...the end of the PlayStation may have been signalled.' The Times 'Just William would be proud. A new book teaching boys old-fashioned risky pursuits...has become a surprise bestseller.' Daily Mail 'If you want to know how to make crystals, master NATO's phonetic alphabet...and build a workbench, look no further.' Time Out