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How to Think Like Sherlock: Improve Your Powers of Observation, Memory and Deduction

How to Think Like Sherlock: Improve Your Powers of Observation, Memory and Deduction

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By (author) Daniel Smith

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  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 200mm x 24mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1843179539
  • ISBN 13: 9781843179535
  • Sales rank: 53,265

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'You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.' Such were the words of the master detective Sherlock Holmes to Dr Watson, as he noted how his friend failed to implement Holmes's techniques. In How to think like Sherlock you will learn how to increase your powers of observation, memory, deduction and reasoning using the tricks and techniques of the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. The book incorporates the latest techniques and theories across a range of topics: NLP, memory mapping, body language, information shifting and speed reading - this is a supremely practical book that will make you look at the world in a new light, and more importantly, impress those around you. Packed full of case studies, quotes and trivia from Arthur Conan Doyle's original novels and short stories, the book also includes a series of fun tasks and games for you to complete that will ensure that when you reach the end of the book you will be thinking like Sherlock Holmes, the master of the science of deduction. You will never look at a shirt cuff, trouser hem or scuff of dirt on a shoe in the same way again!

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Daniel Smith works in publishing as a writer, editor and researcher of non-fiction. His previous books for Michael O'Mara include Go Figure, Is Their Alot Wrong With This Centence?, The Language of London and Think You Know it All? When not buried in a library, he lives in East London with his wife, Rosie, and an assortment of fish.

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ideal present or stocking filler... gives you the chance to improve your deductive powers Choice A supremely practical book that will make you look at the wold in a new light, and more importantly, impress those around you Sherlockology Smith is obviously a man who knows his Holmes and he uses Holmes' strengths to tutor his readers The Bookbag

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Smith is obviously a man who knows his Holmes and he uses Holmes' strengths to tutor his readers