The Dangerous Book for Boys

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HarperCollins UK, Dec 5, 2013 - Reference - 304 pages

If 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.

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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Contents

The Five Knots Every Boy Should Know
9
Making a Battery
16
Building a Treehouse
23
The Laws of Football
29
Making a Bow and Arrow
37
Table Football
45
Kings and Queens of England and Scotland
52
Thermopylae Cannae
68
The SteadyHand Tin
161
Secret Inks
167
Grinding an Italic Nib
175
Naval Flag Codes
181
The Moon
187
Charting the Universe
194
Wrapping a Parcel in Brown Paper and String
200
Coin Tricks
209

The Laws of Rugby Union and Rugby League
76
Making Crystals
85
Making a GoCart
91
Juggling
102
Making a Paper Hat Boat and Waterbomb
111
Understanding Grammar Part Two
122
Marbling Paper
128
Making Cloth Fireproof
141
Maps of Changing Britain Roman Britain to
148
Admiral Lord
154
How to Play Poker
216
Douglas Bader
222
Marbles
225
The Origin of Words
232
The Ten Commandments
243
Robert the Bruce
249
The Game of Chess
256
The British Empire 14971997
263
Illustrations
293
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About the author (2013)

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.

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