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Supercool Paper Airplanes Kit

RRP $19.99

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This kit contains by far the best paper airplanes you have ever seen! These 12 incredible paper planes are easy to build—you simply pop-out the paper parts, fold where indicated, and staple them. Then the fun starts!

This kit includes a strong rubber band catapult to launch the planes straight up, clear above the trees—from where they glide gracefully back down to earth. Unlike other planes that take a long time to figure out, these take under a minute to assemble, with no messy glue or tape required!

A full-color book provides clear step-by-step instructions for each model and provides tips on how to fine-tune the airplanes to get the best possible performance.

Andrew Dewar’s ingenious airplane designs—made with special paper and designed for perfect weight distribution and long-lasting flights—allow you to spend your time flying these planes rather than making them. Head right outdoors with this entire collection for hours of high-flying fun!

About the Authors

Andrew Dewar was born in Toronto, Ontario, and graduated from Ryerson Polytechnic Institute (B.A. Journalism) and University of Toronto (M.A. Japanese Studies, Library and Information Science) before moving to Japan in 1988. After completing his doctoral studies in library science at Keio University, he joined the faculty of a junior college in Japan. Soon after arriving in Japan he rediscovered his childhood love of designing and flying paper airplanes, after renewing contact with Yasuaki Ninomiya (creator of WhiteWings), with whom he had corresponded as a child.

His passion for paper airplanes led him to become president of the Fukushima Paper Airplane Club. Dewar's first book was published in 1998, in Japanese. To date he has published almost 30 books, half in Japanese and half in English, including Simple Origami Airplanes Kit, High-Performance Paper Airplanes Kit, One Minute Paper Airplanes Kit, Ultimate Paper Airplanes for Kids and many other paper crafting books and kits. His interests have expanded beyond paper airplanes to other forms of paper engineering including origami, karakuri toys that move in interesting ways, a planetarium, working astronomical instruments, dinosaurs, and much more. He also teaches paper airplane workshops and does seminars at schools, libraries, community centers, and museums, for people of all ages: children, families, and seniors.

He lived and taught library science in Fukushima, Japan, until the giant earthquake and nuclear accident in March 2011, when the city became unsafe. After a brief stay in Canada, he's returned with his family to Gifu, Japan.

Kostya Vints was born and raised in Minsk, Belarus. In 1995 He received his Master degree in Product Design at Belorussian Polytechnic Academy (Minsk, Belarus). After moving to Los Angeles in 1997 he continued to pursue his career as a graphic artist and in 2002 Kostya graduated from Westwood College of Technology with an Associate degree in Graphic Design and Multimedia. He has been creating digital art for over 13 years. Kostya has produced illustrations and conceptual art for a diverse array of companies and publications worldwide.


White Paper On Norms For Good Governance In The Quran

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Guidance on good governance in the Quran is enthralling. Over and over again the Quran states that good governance stakeholders must beware of leaders like Pharaoh, and policies must not be like those of the people of Noah, the people of Lot and exploiters of the land. Decision making too must be based on mutual consent and overall welfare of the community - upholding justice, rule of law, sharing community resources, promotion of fair trading and ridding off corruption and economic injustice. In a nutshell good governance is allowing only sincere persons use their common sense to decide on policies and in the implementation of those policies because they have nothing to hide thus there will little barriers to being transparent in the process of decision making and their execution. They are humble enough to submit to God's decrees wholeheartedly without any notions of their creed and custom ways are superior to people of other creed. Just refer to verses Q2:42 and Q5:48 of the Quran. This White Paper on Norms for Good Governance in the Quran is intended to be an introduction to how government departments, public and private organizations as well as individuals can apply Islamic principles to enhance work ethics, increase productivity and service levels, prosper the local community and the nation as a whole through higher standards of living. Diagnostic studies on the specific measures needed for each unit must of course be tailored fit to encompass each unit's unique situation and circumstances. Good governance is about getting priorities right for the nation and specific communities with regards to policies for their security, welfare and economic and non-economic activities as well as to how they may conduct personal inter-relationships and use of personal liberties. To a certain extent policies based on Islamic principles surpasses any welfare state configurations because there would be no free-loaders, lesser demand on public funding to all cooked-up causes and less room for unscrupulous corrupt practitioners to flourish. There are enablers to promote better governance of society and to make the economic system more equitable. This is covered in Section E of this white paper. Section D will address work ethics, fair business practices and what constitutes exploitation


A Newbies Guide To Kindle Paperwhite

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When e-commerce powerhouse Amazon.com first opened for business way back in 1995, few could've predicted the company's eventual impact on the book-reading world. Sure, they were calling themselves "The World's Largest Bookstore" by the late 90s, but it wasn't until just a few years later that the revolution really began. This revolution, still going on today, has a catchy name: Kindle. Over the following pages, we'll help you get started with your new Kindle Paperwhite. While it's an easy device to operate, it might get a little confusing for the uninitiated. We'll also show you some tips and tricks for getting the most out of your Kindle, and show you where to find all the free and low-cost books you can handle. Ready? Let's get started!


White Wings

RRP $16.99

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This collection of literature attempts to compile many classics that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.


The Powell Papers

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In 1849—months before the term “confidence man” was coined to identify a New York crook—Thomas Powell (1809–1887), a spherical, monocled, English poetaster, dramatist, journalist, embezzler, and forger, landed in Manhattan. Powell in London had capped a career of grand theft and literary peccadilloes by feigning a suicide attempt and having himself committed to a madhouse, after which he fled England. He had been an intimate of William Wordsworth, Elizabeth Barrett, Robert Browning, Charles Dickens, and a crowd of lesser literary folk. 

Thoughtfully bearing what he presented as a volume of Tennyson with a few trifling revisions in the hand of the poet, Powell was embraced by the slavishly Anglophile New York literary establishment, including a young Herman Melville. In two pot-boilers—The Living Authors of England (1849) and The Living Authors of America (1850)—Powell denounced the most revered American author, Washington Irving, for plagiarism; provoked Charles Dickens to vengeful trans-Atlantic outrage and then panic; and capped his insolence by identified Irving and Melville as the two worst “enemies of the American mind.” For almost four more decades he sniped at Dickens, put words in Melville’s mouth, and survived even the most conscientious efforts to expose him. Long fascinated by this incorrigible rogue, Hershel Parker in The Powell Papers uses a few familiar documents and a mass of freshly discovered material (including a devastating portrait of Powell in a serialized novel) to unfold a captivating tale of skullduggery through the words of great artists and then-admired journalists alike.



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