The Chess Game

The Chess Game
Author: Donald Boone
Publsiher: Donald Loyd Boone
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2010-09-25
ISBN: 1882896130
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chess Game Book Excerpt:

Detective Frank Chambers, out of habit, read the personals column in the paper each morning. On a recent morning he happened to read a chess move listed here. He also found one here each week thereafter. Also, that someone died an accidental death each time.

Chess Story

Chess Story
Author: Stefan Zweig
Publsiher: NYRB Classics
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chess Story Book Excerpt:

"In 1938, Nazism forced Zweig into exile. Chess Story, sometimes known as The Royal Game, was the last thing he wrote before he and his wife committed suicide. This novella is a final effort to take the human measure of the inhuman. On a great ocean liner, the world champion of chess confronts a lawyer with a surprising talent for the game in a tense contest of wit and will. How the lawyer acquired his skill and at what terrible cost are the substance of a story, in which, at the same time, quietly but unmistakably, the death knell of the Enlightenment is sounded."--BOOK JACKET.

Interactive Storytelling

Interactive Storytelling
Author: Alex Mitchell,Clara Fernández-Vara,David Thue
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2014-09-25
ISBN: 3319123378
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interactive Storytelling Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Interactive Storytelling, ICIDS 2014, Singapore, Singapore, November 2014. The 20 revised full papers presented together with 8 short papers 7 posters, and 5 demonstration papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 67 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on story generation, authoring, evaluation and analysis, theory, retrospectives, and user experience.

Manipulated Agents

Manipulated Agents
Author: Alfred R. Mele
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-03-01
ISBN: 0190927984
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manipulated Agents Book Excerpt:

What bearing do our histories--our influences, what we have done and what has happened to us--have on our responsibility for the actions we take or consider in the present? This is the question at the center of Alfred R. Mele's examination of moral responsibility, including the moral responsibility of manipulated agents. Departing from other scholars writing on free will and moral responsibility, Mele reflects on a wide range of thought experiments that feature agents who have been manipulated or designed in ways which directly affect their actions. Although such thought experiments are often used by philosophers to illustrate significant features of moral responsibility, little attention has been paid to ways in which various details make a difference. In Manipulated Agents, Mele addresses this gap, arguing that such vignettes have the potential to unlock an understanding of moral responsibility that takes an agent's history into account when assigning moral praise or blame. In his analysis of these thought experiments, Mele presents a highly accessible, compelling defense of a "history-sensitive" conception of moral responsibility that has implications for free will.

Schwann Long Playing Record Catalog

Schwann Long Playing Record Catalog
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Schwann Long Playing Record Catalog Book Excerpt:

Chess Digest Magazine

Chess Digest Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Vietnamese Stories for Language Learners

Vietnamese Stories for Language Learners
Author: Tri C. Tran,Tram Le
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN: 1462919561
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vietnamese Stories for Language Learners Book Excerpt:

Vietnamese Stories for Language Learners--a language learning experience for beginner to intermediate students of the Vietnamese language. Nothing introduces students and cultural enthusiasts to a language and people better than stories. Intended for Vietnamese language students or heritage learners, the stories in this volume present the everyday vocabulary and grammar in use in Vietnam today. Forty folk stories have been edited and simplified for learning purposes and are presented in parallel Vietnamese and English versions to facilitate language learning. These delightful Vietnamese folktales immediately animate the culture, offering readers a glimpse of the social, cultural and religious aspects of Vietnamese society in bygone eras. The English translations allow readers who are not yet studying the language to experience the wisdom and humor in these traditional, well-loved stories. An audio CD in Vietnamese helps students improve their pronunciation and inflection and introduces readers to the uniquely Vietnamese story of storytelling. Discussion questions, vocabulary and cultural notes are provided at the end of each story.

Doowop

Doowop
Author: Robert Pruter
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 364
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780252065064
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doowop Book Excerpt:

Explores the origins and artists of the early rock'n'roll form that originated with the teen culture on the streets of Chicago

Eminent Victorian Chess Players

Eminent Victorian Chess Players
Author: Tim Harding
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2014-12-03
ISBN: 1476601437
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eminent Victorian Chess Players Book Excerpt:

This book portrays British chess life in the nineteenth century through biographical studies of ten players who shaped the modern game. From Captain Evans, inventor of the famous gambit, to Isidor Gunsberg, England's first challenger for the world championship, personal narratives are blended with game annotations to reassess players' achievements and character. The author has combined deep reading in primary sources with genealogical research to reveal new facts and correct previous misunderstandings. Major chapters on Howard Staunton and William Steinitz, in particular, highlight the tensions between Englishmen and immigrants, amateurs and professionals. The contrasting long careers of Henry Bird and Joseph Blackburne provide a thread of continuity. The lives of several other important figures in Victorian chess are also presented. More than 160 games (with diagrams), several annotated in detail, and 50 photographs and line drawings are included. Appendices provide career records for all ten; there are extensive notes, a bibliography and indexes.

United States Women s Chess Champions 1937 2020

United States Women s Chess Champions  1937 2020
Author: Alexey W. Root
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2022-06-15
ISBN: 1476646872
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

United States Women s Chess Champions 1937 2020 Book Excerpt:

As late as 1950, many chess clubs in America excluded women. The Marshall Chess Club in New York City was an exception, organizing the U.S. Women's Chess Championship beginning in the late 1930s. Since the 1980s, the average rating of the players has increased. The Saint Louis Chess Club has organized the championship since 2009, with record-setting prizes. Drawing on archives and original interviews with the living U.S. Women's Chess Champions, this book examines their careers with biographies, photos, and 171 annotated games, most of which are from the 60 championships between 1937 and 2020.

Stories for the New Millennium

Stories for the New Millennium
Author: David DeRocco
Publsiher: Full Blast Productions
Total Pages: 54
Release: 1999-01
ISBN: 1895451329
Category: English language
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stories for the New Millennium Book Excerpt:

This is a fifty unit reproducible ESL/EFL/Literacy reading and discussion text. The articles in Stories for the new Millennium are short and written at a beginner level. The articles are complemented by a variety of exercises, with attention paid to the different skill areas. With its focus on modern and interesting issues, Stories for the New Millennium is a great place for beginner students to learn to love to read. Topics included are: Cloning; El Ninos; Spontaneous Combustion; Comic Books; Titanic; Solar Energy; Komodo Dragons; Human Senses; Concussions; Mars; Pulsars; Mutual Funds; Mad Cow Disease; Insects; Casinos; Forest Fires; Plastic; Irradiating Foods; Digital Cameras; Food Poisoning; Super Models; Space Stations; Air Pollution; Arthroscopic; Surgery; IQ Tests; Computer Viruses; Roller Coasters; Aroma Therapy; Fresh Water; Liposuction; Coffee; Fingerprints; Compact Discs; Psychic Mediums; Rap Music; B-Movies; Fish Stocks; Exchange Rates; European Economic Community; Ultraviolet Rays; Opera; Zapruder Film; Chocolate; Berlin Infomercials; Hot Sauces; World Cup; Distance Learning.

Philosophy Looks at Chess

Philosophy Looks at Chess
Author: Benjamin Hale
Publsiher: Open Court
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-03-30
ISBN: 0812698185
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy Looks at Chess Book Excerpt:

Chess, the ancient strategy game, meets the latest, cutting-edge philosophy in this unique book. When 12 philosophers weigh in on one of the world's oldest and most beloved pastimes, the results are often surprising. Philosophical concepts as varied as phenomenology and determinism share the page with a treatise on hip-hop chess tactics and the question of whether Garry Kasparov is, in fact, a cyborg. Putting forth a remarkable array of different views on chess from philosophers with varied chess-proficiency, Philosophy Looks at Chess is an engaging read for chess adherents and the philosophically inclined alike.

A cultural history of chess players

A cultural history of chess players
Author: John Sharples
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN: 1526120550
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A cultural history of chess players Book Excerpt:

This inquiry concerns the cultural history of the chess-player. It takes as its premise the idea that the chess-player has become a fragmented collection of images, underpinned by challenges to, and confirmations of, chess’s status as an intellectually-superior and socially-useful game, particularly since the medieval period. Yet, the chess-player is an understudied figure. No previous work has shone a light on the chess-player itself. Increasingly, chess-histories have retreated into tidy consensus. This work aspires to a novel reading of the figure as both a flickering beacon of reason and a sign of monstrosity. To this end, this book, utilising a wide range of sources, including newspapers, periodicals, detective novels, science-fiction, and comic-books, is underpinned by the idea that the chess-player is a pluralistic subject used to articulate a number of anxieties pertaining to themes of mind, machine, and monster.

The Maths Book

The Maths Book
Author: DK
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 709
Release: 2019-09-05
ISBN: 0241425891
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maths Book Book Excerpt:

Learn about the most important mathematical ideas, theorems, and movements in The Maths Book. Part of the fascinating Big Ideas series, this book tackles tricky topics and themes in a simple and easy to follow format. Learn about Maths in this overview guide to the subject, great for novices looking to find out more and experts wishing to refresh their knowledge alike! The Maths Book brings a fresh and vibrant take on the topic through eye-catching graphics and diagrams to immerse yourself in. This captivating book will broaden your understanding of Maths, with: - More than 85 ideas and events key to the development of mathematics - Packed with facts, charts, timelines and graphs to help explain core concepts - A visual approach to big subjects with striking illustrations and graphics throughout - Easy to follow text makes topics accessible for people at any level of understanding The Maths Book is a captivating introduction to the world's most famous theorems, mathematicians and movements, aimed at adults with an interest in the subject and students wanting to gain more of an overview. Charting the development of maths around the world from Babylon to Bletchley Park, this book explains how maths help us understand everything from patterns in nature to artificial intelligence. Your Maths Questions, Simply Explained What is an imaginary number? Can two parallel lines ever meet? How can maths help us predict the future? This engaging overview explores answers to big questions like these and how they contribute to our understanding of maths. If you thought it was difficult to learn about topics like algebra and statistics, The Maths Book presents key information in an easy to follow layout. Learn about the history of maths, from ancient ideas such as magic squares and the abacus to modern cryptography, fractals, and the final proof of Fermat's Last Theorem. The Big Ideas Series With millions of copies sold worldwide, The Maths Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas series from DK. The series uses striking graphics along with engaging writing, making big topics easy to understand. r to understand.

Learn Chess from the Greats

Learn Chess from the Greats
Author: Peter J. Tamburro
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2016-10-21
ISBN: 0486816583
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learn Chess from the Greats Book Excerpt:

Chess players at all levels will appreciate this accessible, enjoyable guide. Includes elementary tips for immediate practical use, attack and endgame studies, problems, and 60 complete games by Blackburne, Tartakower, Polgar, other immortals.

All American Desserts

All American Desserts
Author: Judith Fertig
Publsiher: Harvard Common Press
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2003-09-13
ISBN: 9781558321915
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All American Desserts Book Excerpt:

This book is a treasure trove of goodies that sustain Americans across this great country, whether traditional sweets, back-of-the-box classics, or newly inspired creations.

Chess in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age

Chess in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age
Author: Daniel E. O'Sullivan
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2012-07-30
ISBN: 3110288818
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chess in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age Book Excerpt:

The game of chess was wildly popular in the Middle Ages, so much so that it became an important thought paradigm for thinkers and writers who utilized its vocabulary and imagery for commentaries on war, politics, love, and the social order. In this collection of essays, scholars investigate chess texts from numerous traditions – English, French, German, Latin, Persian, Spanish, Swedish, and Catalan – and argue that knowledge of chess is essential to understanding medieval culture. Such knowledge, however, cannot rely on the modern game, for today’s rules were not developed until the late fifteenth century. Only through familiarity with earlier incarnations of the game can one fully appreciate the full import of chess to medieval society. The careful scholarship contained in this volume provides not only insight into the significance of chess in medieval European culture but also opens up avenues of inquiry for future work in this rich field.

The Living Chess Game Fine Arts Activities for Kids 9 14

The Living Chess Game  Fine Arts Activities for Kids 9   14
Author: Alexey W. Root
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2010-12-20
ISBN: 1598843818
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Living Chess Game Fine Arts Activities for Kids 9 14 Book Excerpt:

This book provides comprehensive information and guidance for successfully staging a theatrical living chess game for children ages 9–14. It also prepares student to succeed in University Interscholastic League (UIL) Chess Puzzle. • Includes nearly 60 chess diagrams, illustrations of musical notation, publicity materials, and useful forms for visual art and theatrical evaluation • Instructs readers on writing scripts for famous chess games such as the Immortal Game, the Evergreen Game, and the Opera Game • Helps educators and librarians prepare students to succeed in University Interscholastic League (UIL) Chess Puzzle • Provides the national content standard, objectives, resources and materials, procedure, and assessment in all 12 music, dance, visual art, and theater activities • An annotated bibliography identifies additional source materials • A glossary defines 69 chess terms

Chambers Pocket Dictionary

Chambers Pocket Dictionary
Author: Elaine Higgleton
Publsiher: Allied Publishers
Total Pages: 1092
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9788186062036
Category: English language
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chambers Pocket Dictionary Book Excerpt:

Chess Review

Chess Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1965
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Chess
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chess Review Book Excerpt: