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Gordon, Peter 1966-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 26 publications in 2 languages and 601 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Humor 
Classifications: GV1493, 793.73
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Most widely held works by Peter Gordon
Tricky lateral thinking puzzles by Paul Sloane ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Match wits with American Mensa : test your trivia smarts by Peter Gordon ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mensa guide to solving sudoku : hundreds of puzzles plus techniques to help you crack them all by Peter Gordon ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verbiage for the verbose unravel over 250 fun word challenges by Peter Gordon ( )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wordsmiths unite! This new book is tailor-made for everyone who enjoys the English language. Author Peter Gordon has transformed a formidable collection of adages, pop phrases, advertising slogans, and book and song titles into hilariously obfuscated aphorisms he calls "Smart Speak." After all, when it comes to communication, why take the direct approach when a wordy one will do? Verbiage for the Verbose challenges readers to test their knowledge of their mother tongue by unraveling Gordon's verbose verbiage. Consider, for example, the author's take on these familiar sayings: Display to me the legal tender (Show me the money). Do not enumerate one's domestic fowls prior to the end of their incubation period (Don't count your chickens before they are hatched). A prickly-stemmed, pinnate-leaved, showy flower called something else would have the same pleasant fragrance (A rose by any other name would smell as sweet). Sometimes obscure, always amusing, Verbiage for the Verbose entertainingly illustrates the importance of using concise yet catchy words. After all as author Gordon points out, if Bart Simpson went around saying, "Produce not a bovine, sir", instead of "Don't have a cow, man," would he have become nearly as popular? Would Bob Dylan have hit the pop charts with "Undulating in the Zephyr" instead of "Blowin' in the Wind"?
Hard-to-solve brainteasers by Jaime Poniachik ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cryptic crosswords & how to solve them by Fred Piscop ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hard-to-solve math puzzles by Derrick Niederman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mighty mini mind bogglers by Karen C Richards ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Solitaire battleships : 108 challenging logic puzzles by Peter Gordon ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Split decisions & other word puzzles by George Bredehorn ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Great word search puzzles for kids by Mark Danna ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Giant book of pencil puzzles by Peter Gordon ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ingenious puzzles for word lovers by George Bredehorn ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Xun zhao zhan jian = Battleship puzzles by Deng Gao ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Terribly twisted crosswords by Henry Hook ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perplexing pencil puzzles by George Bredehorn ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Great book of puzzles by Peter Gordon ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perplexing pixel puzzles : visual challenges for the logical mind ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In other words : verbiage for the verbose by Peter Gordon ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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English (24)
Chinese (2)
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