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    Learn all about physics with hands-on experiments and do-it-yourself projects Created in partnership with Thames & Kosmos, a leading brand in the specialty toy and game market, Fun Physics Projects for Tomorrow's Rocket Scientists lets you experience the thrill of scientific discovery.
    Each project is described, step by step, and illustrated with clear, easy-to-follow photographs. Explanations of the science behind the projects include historical profiles of the discoverers. Build devices with your own hands and use software to measure and quantify your findings. Suitable for classroom use, home study, science fairs, Scouting projects, or just having fun, the book features a variety of simple physics projects covering speed, weight, motion, projectiles, kinetic energy, collisions, liquids, heat, sound, refraction, electricity, and much more.
    All projects can all be built with easy-to-find materials. You'll get tips for setting up your own home workbench, safely handling materials, operating your finished devices, and using the skills you acquire from the book's projects for further experimentation and exploration. A fun and engaging introduction to physics The projects and activities in the book cover a wide range of physics topics Reader-friendly-ideal for younger hobbyists or anyone looking for an introduction to physics A great self-teaching guide that's also an excellent supplement for home schooling or tutoring-no previous knowledge of physics required

    We have 5 of the books and the awesome Physics Starter Kit set to give away. Just answer the simple question below by Thursday 20 June and be one of the lucky five winners!

    Update -- winners: Amanda Ray, Kishore Shrimanker, Sharon roberts, Paul Rushworth, Nicky Bliss

    Competition now closed

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    You may have heard about this movie that's out... Based on an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel? Pretty obscure stuff. In any case, we thought we'd celebrate all things Gatsby with a nice competition. Three winners will receive a set of these beautiful hardback editions that mark the 70th anniversary of Fitzgerald's death:

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    Just answer the question below to be in with a chance to win! Competition ends Monday June 17, midnight BST.

    Update -- winners: Chiara Forni, Peter Baker, Jonathon Ryan

    Competition now closed

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    Insight Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 40 years. What makes them different is their beautiful travel photography and their focus on history and culture -- together they create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. With hundreds of full-colour titles covering 200 destinations around the world, plan your trip of a lifetime with Insight Guides.
    Now Insight Guides are giving you the chance to win a lovely Canon IXUS digital camera, so you can snap away! Just answer the question below to be in with a chance to win. Competition ends Monday 27 May, midnight BST.

    Good luck and bon voyage!

    Update 28/5/13 -- winner: Charlotte Hodson

    Competition now closed

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    Have you seen these beauties?

    Voyager Classics publishes timeless masterworks of science fiction and fantasy. Their beautiful clothbound editions of classics from The Hobbit to Neuromancer have made us sigh. Here is your chance to be one of the three winners that will receive a full set!

    Just answer the question below to be in with a chance to win. Competition ends Monday 27 May, midnight BST.

    Update -- winners: Jeff Iovannone, Liolios Emmanouil, Hayden Andrews

    Competition now closed

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    We are going through quite a food-loving phase here at the Book Depository, so thought we'd test your literary palate with a delicious food quiz!
    The winner will receive an extremely handy KitchenAid stand mixer courtesy of the beloved Clandestine Cake Club so that they can bake up a storm. (And maybe send us a cake?)
    Just take the quiz below to be in with a chance to win! Competition ends Thursday May 23, midnight BST.

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    Update 14/5/13 Hannibal's beverage of choice is different in the book and the film adaptation. Either way, the correct answer is the same!

    Update -- winner: Vicky Conlon

    Correct answers

    Q1 According to Roald Dahl, breakfast cereal is made of:

    Those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners

    Q2 In Great Expectations Miss Havisham's wedding cake was:

    Rotten to the core

    Q3 Which of the following is not a Harry Potter delicacy:

    Cat's Pyjamas

    Q4 Fill in the Hannibal Lecter quote: 'I ate his ___ with some fava beans and a nice Amarone.'


    Q5 In Gulliver's Travels the dispute between Lilliputians and Blefuscudians is about:

    How to break an egg

    Q6 What is the special bread made by the Elves in Lord of the Rings called?

    Lembas (also called Waybread)

    Q7 Lacasa is...

    A sort of nectar famous in Oz

    Q8 "Very well, I will marry you if you promise not to make me eat eggplant" is a quote from:

    Love in the Time of Cholera

    Q9 What did Marcel Proust use in In Search of Lost Time (Remembrance of Things Past) to introduce the theme of involuntary memory?


    Q10 Which of the following is NOT a drink from a book? Trick question, they all are!

    Competition now closed

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