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The Chessmen

The Chessmen
THE EXPLOSIVE FINALE IN THE MILLION-SELLING SERIES (LEWIS TRILOGY 3)

by Peter May

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-11-19
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0857382187
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE NAIL-BITING, BESTSELLING FINAL CHAPTER IN THE LEWIS TRILOGY 'One of the best regarded crime series of recent years' Independent 'Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth' New York Times PETER MAY: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT MURDER TO THE OUTER HEBRIDES THE NEW START Fin Macleod, now head of security on a privately owned Lewis estate, is charged with investigating a spate of illegal game-hunting taking place on the island. THE OLD FRIEND This mission reunites him with Whistler Macaskill - a local poacher, Fin's teenage intimate, and possessor of a long-buried secret. THE FINAL CHAPTER But when this reunion takes a violent, sinister turn and Fin puts together the fractured pieces of the past, he realizes that revealing the truth could destroy the future. LOVED THE LEWIS TRILOGY? Read Peter May's other Hebrides thrillers, COFFIN ROAD and I'LL KEEP YOU SAFE. LOVE PETER MAY? Buy his latest frontlist thriller, A SILENT DEATH

Among Herders of Inner Mongolia

Among Herders of Inner Mongolia
The Haslund-Christensen Collection at the National Museum of Denmark

by Christel Braae

  • Publisher : Aarhus Universitetsforlag
  • Release : 2017-10-20
  • Pages : 1000
  • ISBN : 877184497X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a study of a unique collection of Inner Mongolian artifacts at the National Museum of Denmark. They are described, analyzed and presented in a catalogue of more than 800 items, documenting the daily life of pastoral society in and around the tent, in the herding of the animals, in caravan trade and in hunting, crafts, sports and games, and in ritual life. Information about the objects was obtained during two expeditions to Inner Mongolia in the 1930s led by the Danish author Henning Haslund-Christensen, who had many years' experience of travel and expedition life in Mongolia. This is also a detailed account of the expeditions; of the routes, means and measures, as well as the worries and hopes of the participants; of their struggles with scientific aspirations; and of the conditions for collecting against the backdrop of the Chinese civil war and the Japanese occupation. The First and Second Danish Expeditions to Central Asia took place in 1936-1937 and 1938-1939 respectively. These expeditions were the sole foreign parties with access to the area at the time, and therefore their members were among the few observers of Inner Mongolian pastoral society at a time and place for which information was, and still is, scant and fragmented. Hence, the material objects and data obtained are of great scientific importance in the documentation of the life and material culture of Inner Mongolian herders in the 1930s - the main subject of the present book.

The Chessmen

The Chessmen
A Book

by Peter May

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780857382252
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fin Macleod, now head of security on a privately owned Lewis estate, is charged with investigating a spate of illegal game-hunting taking place on the island. This mission reunites him with Whistler Macaskill - a local poacher, Fin's teenage intimate, and possessor of a long-buried secret. But when this reunion takes a violent, sinister turn and Fin puts together the fractured pieces of the past, he realizes that revealing the truth could destroy the future.

A History of Chess

A History of Chess
The Original 1913 Edition

by H. J. R. Murray

  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Release : 2015-05-19
  • Pages : 912
  • ISBN : 1632207702
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An epic work that took more than a decade to complete, A History of Chess, originally published in 1913, is a historic undertaking that shattered preconceptions about the game upon publication. Over a century later, Murray’s research and conclusions, in which he argues that chess originated in India, are still widely accepted by most chess historians. Undertaking such a pioneering task, the scope of which has never been attempted before or since, Murray taught himself to read Arabic in order to decipher historical manuscripts on the game and its beginnings. His study unravels the history of the game as it evolved from its Asiatic beginnings, through the role chess played in Europe during the Middle Ages, and up until the nineteenth century with the arrival of modern chess as we know it. A History of Chess includes transcribed diagrams of important games, as well as some of the more famous historical chess figurines, such as the Lewis chessmen. No single work on the game of chess has become close to touching Murray’s in breadth or significance.

The Modern Chess Instructor

The Modern Chess Instructor
A Book

by Wilhelm Steinitz

  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Release : 2017-05-15
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1941270603
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Brilliant Originality of Steinitz More than 125 years ago, one of the first great chess books appeared. The Modern Chess Instructor, Part I, written by then world champion Wilhelm Steinitz, was released in 1889. It was his magnum opus, setting forth for the first time the principles of modern chess. It is no exaggeration to say that Steinitz’s writings have influenced every great player since. As American grandmaster Andy Soltis notes in his foreword to this classic: The bulk of The Modern Chess Instructor is devoted to opening analysis and annotated games that illustrate the analysis. But it is filled with original Steinitz ideas. This may be why Bobby Fischer was his greatest 20th century fan. Fischer was always looking for forgotten opening moves. In MCI and Steinitz’s International Chess Magazine he found some that he later revived in tournaments, such as 9.Nh3 in the main line of the Two Knights Defense and 5.Qe2 in the Petroff (after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 exd4 4.e5 Ne4). Of course, the opening analysis of MCI is dated and the openings are out of fashion. But unpopular openings are not necessarily bad openings. Ask Magnus Carlsen. When he played 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.0-0 against Sergey Karjakin in 2016 title match, it was the first time these moves had appeared in more than a century of world championship games. This 21st century edition has converted the archaic English descriptive notation to algebraic and reformatted the text so that it conforms to the expectations of the 21st century chessplayer. The Modern Chess Instructor’s rare second part, published in 1895, has also been added. The result is a genuine treasure trove of original ideas coupled with exposition of the foundation of modern chess theory. Every chessplayer will find The Modern Chess Instructor enjoyable and instructive, a journey back to the theoretical roots of modern chess.

Hebrides

Hebrides
A Book

by Peter May

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2013-09-26
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1782062394
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The landscape of the Outer Hebrides, with its stark cliffs, ghostly mists and lonely beaches, has become a definitive character of Peter May's Lewis trilogy. In Hebrides, readers will accompany him on an odyssey in prose and images, through a history of the Vikings' 'Long Island' and his own deep personal connection with the islands that influenced his bestselling work. Travelling as if alongside his protagonist Fin Macleod, he describes the island life - as bewitching as it is treacherous - his encounter with the bird-hunters of Sula Sgeir, the savage seas of Ness and the churches of Eriskay. With extracts from the trilogy and specially commissioned photographs, this book places his writing and characters within the land that gave them form.

The Fairy Chessman

The Fairy Chessman
A Book

by Lewis Padgett,C.L. Moore

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-04-12
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN : 1440566984
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Robert Cameron, trained in applied psychology, finds himself being driven insane by a strange, unfathomable force. As an experienced psychometrician he fights the terrifying hallucinations (a doorknob opens a blue eye and looks at him). He, too, knows his job is vital. American, dug into great, shielded cavern-cities, has been at war for decades with the European Falangists, a war planned by technicians and fought by robots. Now a new Falangist weapon has appeared to break the stalemate. And it is up to Cameron to find the man to provide the solution - before his own mind collapses under the weird and terrible madness!

Love of Country

Love of Country
A Journey Through the Hebrides

by Madeleine Bunting

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2017-04-11
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN : 022647156X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Over six years, Bunting traveled the Hebrides, exploring their landscapes, histories, and magnetic pull. She delves into the meanings of home and belonging, which in these islands have been fraught with tragedy as well as tenacious resistance. Bunting considers the extent of the islands' influence beyond their shores, finding that their history of dispossession and migration has been central to the British imperial past."--Provided by publisher.

Serçe Limanı

Serçe Limanı
An Eleventh-century Shipwreck

by George Fletcher Bass

  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 558
  • ISBN : 1603446516
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Serce Limani or -the Glass Wreck, - so called because its cargo included three metric tons of glass cullet, trafficked in both the Byzantine and Islamic worlds of its time. This first volume of the complete site report introduces the discovery, the methods of its excavation, the conservation of its artifacts, and the picture of daily shipboard life that can be drawn from this underwater museum.

Patents for inventions. Abridgments of specifications

Patents for inventions. Abridgments of specifications
A Book

by Patent office

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1871
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Object-Oriented Programming A Unified Foundation

Object-Oriented Programming A Unified Foundation
A Book

by Giuseppe Castagna

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-06
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN : 1461241383
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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by Luea Cardelli Ever since Strachey's work in the 1960's, polymorphism has been classified into the parametric and overloading varieties. Parametric polymorphism has been the subject of extensive study for over two decades. Overloading, on the other hand, has often been considered too ad hoc to deserve much attention even though it has been, in some form, an ingredient of virtually every programming lan guage (much more so than parametric polymorphism). With the introduction of object-oriented languages, and in particular with multiple-dispatch object-oriented languages, overloading has become less of a programming convenience and more of a fundamental feature in need of proper explanation. This book provides a compelling framework for the study of run-time over loading and of its interactions with subtyping and with parametric polymorphism. The book also describes applications to object-oriented programming. This new framework is motivated by the relatively recent spread of programming languages that are entirely based on run-time overloading; this fact probably explains why this subject was not investigated earlier. Once properly understood, overloading reveals itself relevant also to the study of older and more conventional (single dispatch) object-oriented languages, clarifying delicate issues of covariance and contravariance of method types, and of run-time type analysis. In the final chapters, a synthesis is made between parametric and overloading polymorphism.

Activities of Ku Klux Klan Organizations in the United States

Activities of Ku Klux Klan Organizations in the United States
Hearings Before the Committee on Un-American Activities, House of Representatives, Eighty-ninth Congress, First[-second] Session

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1966
  • Pages : 78
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Continuation of hearings on investigation of Ku Klux Klan activities.

A World of Chess

A World of Chess
Its Development and Variations through Centuries and Civilizations

by Jean-Louis Cazaux,Rick Knowlton

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2017-09-19
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 1476629013
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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 With more than 400 illustrations, and detailed maps, this immense and deeply researched account of the history of chess covers not only the modern international game, derived from Persian and Arab roots, but a broad spectrum of variants going back 1500 years, some of which are still played in various parts of the world. The evolution of strategic board games, especially in India, China and Japan, is discussed in detail. Many more recent chess variants (board sizes, new pieces, 3-D, etc.) are fully covered. Instructions for play are provided, with historical context, for every game presented.

Hearings on H.R. 12047, H.R. 14925, H.R. 16175, H.R. 17140, and H.R. 17194, Bills to Make Punishable Assistance to Enemies of U.S. in Time of Undeclared War

Hearings on H.R. 12047, H.R. 14925, H.R. 16175, H.R. 17140, and H.R. 17194, Bills to Make Punishable Assistance to Enemies of U.S. in Time of Undeclared War
Investigative [and Legislative] Hearings, Eighty-ninth Congress, Second Session

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1966
  • Pages : 487
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hearings

Hearings
A Book

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1966
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Lewis Chessmen

The Lewis Chessmen
A Book

by Michael Taylor

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1978
  • Pages : 16
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Soviet Life

Soviet Life
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1969-05
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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People, Places, Checkmates

People, Places, Checkmates
Teaching Social Studies with Chess

by Alexey W. Root

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 1591588502
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fifteen chess-enhanced lesson plans address National Council for the Social Studies standards for grades 4–8 and help prepare students to succeed in University Interscholastic League (UIL) Chess Puzzle. * 25 reproducibles, such as letters home to parents and worksheets * 15 photographs of famous chess players and of students playing chess * 28 chess diagrams and 7 examples of student work * A chronology of chess from ancient times to the present * A glossary of 90 chess terms from past and present, such as chatrang and en passant

Scotland Beyond the Bagpipes

Scotland Beyond the Bagpipes
A Book

by Helen Ochyra

  • Publisher : Book Guild Publishing
  • Release : 2020-03-26
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1913551148
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Like so many people who live south of the border in England, Helen thought that she knew all about Scotland. It was a part of Britain after all, a place that was surely more the same than it was different. But then she actually went there – and everything changed… Helen discovered a place altogether different from her home country down south. Over a few days in Edinburgh, Helen was charmed by Scotland’s magic. A spell was cast on her undulating walk across ancient volcanoes – the story of getting from one side of the city centre to the other – and as she was bewitched by the landscape she also found herself charmed by the country’s famously chatty people. Helen left wanting more, and so in 2017 – after the sudden loss of her mother – she returned to explore properly. Over three months Helen undertook a personal journey around Scotland, uncovering stories about the history, geography and people of this peerless, magical country.

The Chess Player's Chronicle

The Chess Player's Chronicle
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1886
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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