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Opening Moves

By Phil Lollar
  • ISBN Code: : 1684281946
  • Publisher : Focus on the Family
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Discover The Blackgaard Chronicles, a new book series that explores more of the story beyond the Adventures in Odyssey audio drama series! An evil genius launches his attack on the heart of Odyssey. A conniving city councilman is secretly carrying out plans against John Avery Whittaker and Whit’s End. Yet Philip Glossman is only a pawn in a dark game played by the mysterious Dr. Regis Blackgaard. Meanwhile, against Whit’s express orders, Eugene and Connie tamper with a top-secret computer room—and the destructive Applesauce program is unleashed. Can Whit counter the forces opposing him? What does Dr. Blackgaard really want?

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Chess Opening Essentials is an accessible primer and a reference book at the same time. It gives a flavour of how every opening works and explains the similarities with other openings as well as the differences. In addition, it also points at the various middlegame plans that apply after the opening has ended. Grandmasters Dimitri Komarov and Stefan Djuric, and International Master Claudio Pantaleoni do not propagate forcing tactical variations to be memorized mechanically, but explain what you should actually be trying to achieve when playing the opening of your choice. They include the main alternative responses and give clear indications for further study. This thorough, understandable, and very readable manual gives you a foundation on which to build your repertoire. Beginning and improving chess players should get this powerful book before they buy any other chess opening book! Chess Opening Essentials * Helps beginners to develop a solid understanding of fundamental opening ideas * Gives casual players the ability to choose the opening that suits their style and taste * A tool for club players to test and review their opening repertoire * A reference book to which advanced players keep returning.

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Take Your Game to the Next Level Are you interested in taking your chess skills to a completely new level, impressing your friends and opponents with your ability and chess knowledge? Perhaps you are new to the game of chess and have not played it before, but you are interested in trying it out and unsure of how to start a game successfully. Or maybe you have given the game of chess a try in the past, but you are aware that your knowledge on how to begin a game of chess is weak, and this lack of information will ultimately stop you from being able to improve your skills. The good news is that if any of these sound like you, then you have come to the right place, and your chess game is about to increase to all new heights! Chess Openings for Beginners offers you all of the information that you need and could want regarding the different openings that you have at your disposal in the game of chess, from the openings that occur on 1.e4 to the openings that occur on 1.d4, and many other opening variants for you to test out as a beginner player. You will be amazed at just how much useful information is crammed into this book that you can take and apply to your next chess match. Not only will this book give you a greater understanding of how to play each opening successfully, but it will also teach you what you can expect your opponents to do in response to your openings, giving you the best chance of going into the middlegame with an advantage. These are just a couple of the excellent things that you will be able to take from studying the content of this book. Don’t miss out on being able to take your chess opening skills to a whole new level! Inside Chess Openings for Beginners you will Discover: - A brief history into the origins of chess openings, along with the most important components that make up a good opening strategy. - The 2 openings that you should avoid at all costs. - The most famous openings from 1.e4, such as the Ruy Lopez, the Sicilian Defense, and the Italian Game. - The best openings for beginners from 1.e4, such as the Queen’s Gambit, the Slav Defense, and the Grunfeld Defense. - A detailed insight to surprise your opponent and win a game in 6 moves - And much more! Information on the importance of the psychology of chess and why this is so important in the opening of any chess match. Gone will be the days of going into chess games without a clear plan, only to realize you are about to lose too late. Purchase a copy of Chess Openings for Beginners today, and begin playing this historical game of skill and strategy, impressing your friends and opponents with your ability along the way!

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This collection reviews 20 years of research into Spoken Discourse by the Birmingham group, allowing, for the first time, a developmental perspective. It combines previously published but unavailable work with new research. Bringing together recent theories of discourse structure, with a new and detailed analytic framework, the book emphasises both historical context and new developments. The articles are comprehensive, ranging from the theoretical to the highly applied. Practical applications include language teaching, literary stylistics and forensic linguistics with examples taken from literature and language classrooms, telephone conversations, disputed witness statements and corpuses of spoken English.

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Book Short Summary:

Master the game of Go with this expert guide. Go is a two player board game that first originated in ancient China but is also very popular in Japan and Korea. There is significant strategy and philosophy involved in the game, and the number of possible games is vast—even when compared to chess. This is the first comprehensive strategy guidebook in English to cover the entire game of Go by illustrating the nuances and finer points of Go strategy. Its 203 problems and their commented answers demonstrate to players of all level of skill not only successful moves, but also the incorrect moves and why they are wrong. This enables players to identify strengths and weaknesses in their games. From opening play to the endgame, Winning Go is an essential tool in helping serious players master the sophisticated sequence and flow of advanced Go play. Useful Go strategies include: The opening (fuseki) The middle (chuban) The endgame (yose) Clever moves (tesuji) Life and death (shikatsu) Winning corner skirmishes (joseki) Accurate counting Players will learn about not only creating good shapes, but also how to avoid or take advantage of bad ones, along with the right and wrong order of moves. This makes Winning Go the ideal choice for a first problem book because it enables both players and teachers to improve upon their Go game. From opening play to endgame, Winning go is an essential tool in helping serious Go players master the sophisticated sequence and flow of advanced Go play.

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Advances in Computer Games, ACG 2015, held in Leiden, The Netherlands, in July 2015. The 22 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 34 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics such as Monte-Carlo Tree Search and its enhancements; theoretical aspects and complexity; analysis of game characteristics; search algorithms; and machine learning.

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Hex Strategy is the first book to offer a comprehensive look at the game of Hex, from its history and mathematical underpinnings to discussions of advanced playing techniques. This is first and foremost a book on strategy aimed at providing sufficient knowledge to play the game at any level desired. Numerous examples illustrate an algorithmic approach to the game. Hex Strategy is a book for board game enthusiasts, recreational mathematicians and programmers, or simply those who enjoy games and puzzles.

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  • Pdf File: winning-chess-openings.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Start every game with confidence! The two greatest challenges for beginning chess players are not only to survive the openings phase, but also to choose appropriate attack and defense formations in the process. Winning Chess Openings shows you how to do both. In Yasser Seirawan's entertaining, easy-to-follow style, you're shown formations that can be used with other White or Black pieces. Winning Chess Openings will help you develop a solid understanding of opening principles that you can apply to every game you play without having to memorise a dizzying array of tedious and lengthy opening lines. * Build a safe house for a King * Estimate losses of ten moves or fewer * Utilise the elements: time, force, space and pawn structure * Plan strategy based on time-tested opening principles * Employ a defense for Black against any White Opening * Apply an opening for White used by World Champions Winning Chess Openings will help readers develop a solid understanding of opening principles that can be applied to every game they play--without having to memorize a dizzying array of tedious and lengthy opening lines.

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Book Short Summary:

Are you searching for a complete, hands-on and interactive guide to help you learn and start playing chess? Perhaps you haven’t ever played any games of chess in the past, but you want to test out your skills and see if you enjoy playing. Or maybe you have attempted to play chess matches before, but you are all too aware that you have a limited amount of knowledge when it comes to the rules and strategies you need to implement to see success. You may even play chess quite regularly, and you are seeking out a refresher on what rules are in place and how you can improve your strategies to help you win more games of chess. The good news is, you have found the right book for you! Chess for Beginners offers you all of the information that you could want or need to know when it comes to the wonderful game that is chess. The amount of detailed and important knowledge that has been put into this book will blow you away, and help you take your chess skills to the next level, leading you to more wins, more strategic thinking, and more fun! Not only will you come away from reading this book with a clearer understanding of how every chess piece and pawn moves in matches, but you will also have further knowledge on the special moves that you can play, such as castling the en passant. Adding these moves into your game will greatly improve your skills and help you counter your opponent's campaigns. And that’s not all, I will also take you through a brief history of the origins of the game, as well as how to read chess annotations. Did you know chess dates back to India, in the 6th century?! Inside Chess for Beginners, you’ll discover: - How to set up your chessboard correctly, and the moves that each piece and pawn can make at any given time - The 4 most important tactics to get better at chess as a beginner - How to read algebraic notations, including the notations for each piece, each square, and each type of move you can make - Ways to become better at predicting how your opponent is going to try and play, and ways to counteract their moves to use them to your advantage - 3 Strategies to plan ahead in games of chess, and how much planning ahead will benefit your game - The 6 common mistakes that chess beginners make when starting out as a player - The silliest mistakes that have ever been made in chess games - And much, much more! If you want to become more skilled and better understand the game of chess, then this is a book that you can’t afford to miss out on. You will come away from reading this book with a completely new range of skills at your disposal, and a much better understanding of how to play the game of chess well. Get your hands on Chess for Beginners today, and begin playing this game of logic at a whole new level, showing off your new skills to your friends along the way.

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Book Short Summary:

This volume covers a fascinating period in the history of the German army, a time in which machine guns, airplanes, and weapons of mass destruction were first developed and used. Eric Brose traces the industrial development of machinery and its application to infantry, cavalry, and artillery tactics. He examines the modernity versus anti-modernity debate that raged after the Franco-Prussian war, arguing that the residue of years of resistance to technological change seriously undermined the German army during World War I.

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  • Pdf File: chess-openings.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Fireside Chess Library In the first completely instructional book ever written on chess openings, National Master Bruce Pandolfini teaches players how to take charge of the game's crucial opening phase. Of the three traditional phases of chess play -- the opening, the middle-game and the endgame -- the opening is the phase average players confront most often. Unfortunately, though, many openings are not completed successfully, partly because until now most opening instruction has consisted of tables of tournament level moves that offer no explanations for the reasons behind them. Consequently, these classical opening patterns can serve as little more than references to the average player. In Chess Openings: Traps and Zaps, Bruce Pandolfini uses his unique "crime and punishment" approach to provide all the previously missing explanation, instruction, practical analyses, and much, much more. The book consists of 202 short "openers" typical of average players, arranged according to the classical opening variations and by level of difficulty. Each example includes: * the name of the overriding tactic * the name of the opening * a scenario that sets up the tactic to be learned * an interpretation that explains why the loser went wrong, how he could have avoided the trap, and what he should have done instead * a review of important principles and useful guidelines to reinforce each lesson. Also included are a glossary of openings that lists all the classical "textbook" variations for comparison and reference and a tactical index. Chess Openings: Traps and Zaps is a powerful, pragmatic entry into a heretofore remote area of chess theory that will have a profound influence on every player's game.

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By Been-Chian Chien,Tzung-Pei Hong,Moonis Ali
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  • Total of Pages : 839
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  • Pdf File: next-generation-applied-intelligence.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AIE), always sponsored by the International So- ety of Applied Intelligence (ISAI), emphasizes applications of applied intelligent systems to solve real-life problems in all areas. It is held every year and has become one of the biggest and most important academic activities concerning the theory and applications of intelligent systems in the world. The IEA/AIE 2009 conference was hosted by the National University of Tainan and National University of Kaohsiung in Taiwan. This was the first time that the IEA/AIE conference was held in Taiwan. We received 286 papers from all parts of the world. Only 84 papers were selected for publication in this volume of LNAI proceedings. Each paper was reviewed by at least two anonymous referees to assure the high quality. We would like to express our sincere thanks to the Program Committee members and all the reviewers for their hard work, which helped us to select the highest quality papers for the conference. These papers highlight opportunities and challenges for the next generation of applied int- ligence and reveal technological innovations in real applications.

Chess for Kids

By Michael Basman
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0744047749
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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  • Pdf File: chess-for-kids.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A children's step-by-step visual guide to the rules, skills, and techniques of chess-by International Master and renowned chess tutor Michael Basman. From the history of chess and the aim of the game to essential tactics and taking it even farther in clubs, tournaments, and championships, Chess for Kids covers it all. Before explaining techniques, the ebook details each piece-pawns, bishops, the king, and more-to ensure kids have a comprehensive understanding before they begin to play. Chess board graphics illustrate different scenarios and support the text explanations so readers can visualize different moves and their potential outcomes as they go. Let Chess for Kids and International Master Michael Basman turn you into a champion chess player.

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By Sinclair L. Wilkinson
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
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  • Total of Pages : 274
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  • Pdf File: chess.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The book is divided into different sections. An effort is made in the first few chapters to describe the game of chess, explain how to position the board, examine the history of each piece, demonstrate the movement of each piece, and provide some practical scenarios and questions for each reader. In the second half, a more in-depth analysis of the game is presented. It focuses on terms and meanings, information about world chess leaders, pins and forks, stalemates, how to force draws, and scenarios showing how to checkmate an opponent in one or two moves.

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By Prasetyo Adi Wisnu Wibowo ,Suwardi Endraswara,Teguh Supriyanto,Kundharu Saddhono,Pardi
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  • Publisher : European Alliance for Innovation
  • Book Code : 1631902555
  • Total of Pages : 1022
  • Category : Education
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Book Short Summary:

This proceeding contains selected papers of The International Seminar On Recent Language, Literature, And Local Culture Studies “Kajian Mutakhir Bahasa, Sastra, Dan Budaya Daerah (BASA)” held on 20-21 September 2019 in Solo, Indonesia. The conference which was organized by Sastra Daerah, Faculty of Cultural Sciences Universitas Sebelas Maret and Culture Studies Postgraduate Program of Universitas Sebelas Maret. The conference accommodates topics for linguistics in general including issues in language, literature, local cultural studies, philology, folklore, oral literature, history, art, education, etc. Selecting and reviewing process for the The International Seminar On Recent Language, Literature, And Local Culture Studies “Kajian Mutakhir Bahasa, Sastra, dan Budaya Daerah” was very challenging in that it needs a goodwill of those who were involved in such a process. More than ten experts were invited in reviewing, giving suggestions for revision and at last selecting the papers. On that account, we would like to forward our appreciation and our gratefulness to such invited experts for having done the process. The committee received more than 180 papers from the participants and based on the results of the review, only 141 papers were declared fit to be presented at the seminar and subsequently published in the proceedings of BASA#3-2019 Papers in the proceeding are expected to give academic benefits, especially in broadening the horizon of our understanding in language, literature, and local culture studies. We realize that what we are presenting for the publication is till far for being perfect. Constructive criticism is very much welcome for improvement. Finally, the committees thank for the participation and congratulate for the publication of the papers in the proceedings of BASA#3-2019. The committees also thank all those who have supported and actively participated for the success of this event. Hopefully these Proceedings can be used as references in developing technology and improving learning activities in the fields of education, social, arts and humanities.

First Chess Openings

By Eric Schiller
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  • Publisher : Cardoza Publishing
  • Book Code : 1580425399
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  • Pdf File: first-chess-openings.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This great beginning book shows players how to confidently start out a chess game with solid near-foolproof openings. Easy-to-read and targeted to novice and new chess players, the oversized format is filled with large diagrams, clear explanations, and ideas and concepts that are easy for new players. Even better, no knowledge of chess notation is required, nor does the reader need to memorize variations. Everything learned becomes common sense and the game becomes fun. Schiller, an ardent teacher of children and beginning players, shows the top ten most important chess openings and teaches readers the importance of focusing on the four clear goals of the opening. This book makes us want to learn chess all over again! 160 pages

Negotiating Life

By J. Salacuse
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137318740
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 291
  • Pdf File: negotiating-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A complement to the successful The Global Negotiator: Making, Managing, and Mending Deals Around the World in the Twenty-First Century (Palgrave, 2003), Salacuse's new work is a comprehensive and easy-to-understand look at negotiation in everyday life. Drawing from his extensive experience around the world, Salacuse applies such large-scale examples as the Arab-Israeli conflicts or those in Berlin and shows us how to use such strategies in our own lives, from family and home life, to business and the workplace, even to our own thoughts as we negotiate compromises and agreement with ourselves. Arguing that life is really a series of negotiations, deal making, and diplomacy, Salacuse gives readers the tools to make the most of any situation.

The Concept of Argument

By Harald R. Wohlrapp
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 940178762X
  • Total of Pages : 443
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 190
  • Pdf File: the-concept-of-argument.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Arguing that our attachment to Aristotelian modes of discourse makes a revision of their conceptual foundations long overdue, the author proposes the consideration of unacknowledged factors that play a central role in argument itself. These are in particular the subjective imprint and the dynamics of argumentation. Their inclusion in a four-dimensional framework (subjective-objective, structural-procedural) and the focus on thesis validity allow for a more realistic view of our discourse practice. Exhaustive analyses of fascinating historical and contemporary arguments are provided. These range from Columbus’s advocacy of the Western Passage to India, over the trial of King Louis XVI during the French Revolution, to today’s highly charged controversies surrounding euthanasia and embryo research. Excavating foundational issues such as the purpose of argument itself (assent of an audience or critical examination of validity claims) and the contested role of argument as a generator of knowledge, the book culminates in a discussion of the relationship between rationality and reasonableness and criticizes the restrictions of ‘rational’ argument relying on fixed logical, economic or cultural criteria that in reality are mutable. Here, a true, open argument requires the infusion of Paul Lorenzen’s principle of ‘transsubjectivity’, which recognizes but transcends the partiality of the individual and which can be seen in the pragmatic and expanding consensus that humanity can control itself to safeguard the future of a fragile, damaged world.

Opening Repertoire: The Queen's Gambit

By Damian Lemos
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  • Publisher : Everyman Chess
  • Book Code : 1781942625
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Members : 103
  • Pdf File: opening-repertoire.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Grandmaster Damian Lemos presents a repertoire for White in the Queen’s Gambit, one of the most famous chess openings. The Queen’s Gambit enjoys a long and illustrious past. It has been played by virtually all the strongest grandmasters in the history of chess, and today it remains a popular choice for players of all levels. White’s opening moves in the Queen’s Gambit are built on sound strategic principles, and it can lead to positions rich in both tactical and positional play. It’s a perfect opening to use in order to develop your chess understanding. It’s a perfect opening to use in order to develop your chess understanding. There are many defences that Black can employ against the Queen’s Gambit and it’s easy to become confused by the countless options for both White and Black. Lemos tackles this problem by providing a concise, easy-to-learn and practical repertoire that is suitable for players of all levels. Using illustrative games, Lemos examines the typical tactics and strategies for both sides, and highlights the key move order issues. This book tells you everything you need to know about playing the Queen’s Gambit. * A complete repertoire with 1 d4 d5 2 c4 * Over 50 games with grandmaster analysis * Written by a Queen’s Gambit expert

Gyula Breyer

By Jimmy Adams
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : New In Chess
  • Book Code : 9056917250
  • Total of Pages : 880
  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Members : 885
  • Pdf File: gyula-breyer.pdf

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Gyula Breyer (1893-1921) was a highly successful and imaginative chess player. He won the championship of his native country Hungary as a teenager and achieved remarkable results against the leading players of his day. But first and foremost, Breyer was a revolutionary in his chess thinking. He promoted the idea of dynamic chess and formulated many of the Hypermodern concepts, long before others started their investigations. Yet, after his death, he was omitted from most of the chess history books and today is only known for the Breyer variation, an ever popular defence against the Ruy Lopez. However, Jimmy Adams has now unlocked Breyer’s legacy from the archives and made it accessible to the chess world at large. This monumental book presents 240 of his games, annotated by Breyer himself and many others. It also features a large number of articles, columns and fragments from newspapers, magazines and books, sparkling with chess and literary wit. The majority appear in English for the first time – and indeed in any language other than Hungarian. By piecing together this material in chronological order, Jimmy Adams has constructed a mesmerizing biography covering Gyula Breyer’s intense, unconventional and ultimately tragic life. Included as well is a collection of his chess problems, some of which are truly amazing.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess Openings

By William Aramil
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 144065185X
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Members : 940
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It's your move... The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Chess Openings provides all readers need to know to solidify their opening game and get on the road to victory. In it, the authors provide a step-by-step walk-through of 100 of the most effective opening moves. Each opening strategy is clearly and succinctly explained, with numerous illustrations that bolster the reader's understanding. ?Step-by-step advice and strategies, as well as helpful illustrations ?Approximately 605 million people worldwide play chess; the World Chess Federation estimates that more than 285 million play chess online

Dialogue and Dementia

By Robert W. Schrauf,Nicole Müller
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  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Book Code : 1317916611
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 695
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This volume takes the positive view that conversation between persons with dementia and their interlocutors is a privileged site for ongoing cognitive engagement. The book aims to identify and describe specific linguistic devices or strategies at the level of turn-by-turn talk that promote and extend conversation, and to explore real-world engagements that reflect these strategies. Final reflections tie these linguistic strategies and practices to wider issues of the "self" and "agency" in persons with dementia. Thematically, the volume fosters an integrated perspective on communication and cognition in terms of which communicative resources are recognized as cognitive resources, and communicative interaction is treated as reflecting cognitive engagement. This reflects perspectives in cognitive anthropology and cognitive science that regard human cognitive activity as distributed and culturally rooted. This volume is intended for academic researchers and advanced students in applied linguistics, linguistic and medical anthropology, nursing, and social gerontology; and practice professionals in speech-language pathology and geropsychology.

All the Wrong Moves

By Sasha Chapin
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  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Book Code : 0771024339
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 348
  • Pdf File: all-the-wrong-moves.pdf

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An enthralling journey into the world of chess--a story of heartbreak, obsession, failure, and the hunger for greatness. Sasha Chapin is a victim of chess. Like countless amateurs before him--Albert Einstein, Humphrey Bogart, and Marcel Duchamp among them--the game has consumed his life and his mind. First captivated by it as a member of his high school chess club, he found his passion rekindled during an accidental encounter with chess hustlers on the streets of Kathmandu. In its aftermath, he forgot to care about anything else. Like a spurned lover, he tried to move on, but he found the game more seductive the more he resisted it. And so, he reasons, if he can't defeat his addiction, he will try instead to master the game. All the Wrong Moves traces Chapin's rollicking two-year journey around the globe in search of glory. He travels to tournaments in Bangkok and Hyderabad. He seeks out a mentor in St. Louis, a grandmaster whose personality is half rabbi and half monk, and who offers cryptic wisdom and caustic insults ("you're the best player in your chair.") His story builds toward the Los Angeles Open, where Chapin is clearly outmatched and yet determined not to lose. Stylish, inventive, and laugh-out-loud funny, All the Wrong Moves is more than a work of history or autobiography. It is a chronicle of the highs and lows of obsession, of love pursued to its limits, and of a life driven by lust, terror, and the elusive possibility of victory.

One Jump Ahead

By Jonathan Schaeffer
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 038776576X
  • Total of Pages : 585
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 577
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It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a decade since One Jump Ahead: Challenging Human Supremacy at Checkers was published. I’m delighted to have the oppor- nity to update and expand the book. The ?rst edition ended on a sad note and that was re?ected in the writing. It is now eleven years later and the project has come to a satisfying conclusion. Since its inception, the checkers project has consumed eighteen years of my life— twenty if you count the pre-CHINOOK and post-solving work. It’s hard for me to believe that I actually stuck with it for that long. My wife, Steph, would probably have something witty to say about my obsessive behavior. Rereading the book after a decade was dif?cult for me. When I originally wrote One Jump Ahead, I vowed to be candid in my telling of the story. That meant being honest about what went right and what went wrong. I have been criticized for being hard on some of the characters. That may be so, but I hope everyone will agree that the person receiving the most criticism was, justi?ably, me. I tried to be balanced in the storytelling, re?ecting things as they really happened and not as some sanitized everyone-lived-happily-ever-after tale.

SMS Communication

By Louise-Amélie Cougnon,Cédrick Fairon
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  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Book Code : 9027270309
  • Total of Pages : 267
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 270
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The media often point an accusatory finger at new technologies; they suggest that there is always a loss of information or quality, or even that computer-mediated communication is destroying language. Most linguists, on the contrary, are firmly convinced that it is better to consider language as an evolving and changing entity. From this point of view, language is a social tool that has to be studied in-depth through the prism of objectivity, as a process in motion which is influenced by new social and technological stakes, rather than as a fading organism. In this volume we study and describe the societal phenomenon of SMS writing in its full complexity. The aim of this volume is threefold: to present recent linguistic research in the field of SMS communication; to inform the reader about existing large SMS corpora and processing tools and, finally, to display the many linguistic aspects that can be studied via a corpus of text messages. These articles were previously published in Lingvisticae Investigationes Vol. 35:2 (2012).

Sceptical Doubt and Disbelief in Modern European Thought

By Vicente Raga Rosaleny,Plínio Junqueira Smith
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030553620
  • Total of Pages : 350
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 466
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This volume examines modern scepticism in all main philosophical areas: epistemology, science, metaphysics, morals, and religion. It features sixteen essays that explore its importance for modern thought. The contributions present diverse, mutually enriching interpretations of key thinkers, from Montaigne to Nietzsche. The book includes a look both at the relationship between Montaigne and Pascal and at Montaigne’s criticism of religious rationalism. It turns its attention to an investigation into the links between ancient scepticism and Bacon’s Doctrine of the Idols, as well as into the ancient problem of the criterion in Cartesian philosophy. Next, three essays focus on more general topics, like modern sceptical disturbances, clandestine literature and irreligion. Two essays investigate the role of scepticism in Bayle’s moral thinking and his theory of religious toleration. Hume’s sceptical philosophy is the subject of two papers by distinguished scholars. In addition, many contributors address the presence of scepticism in Kant and in the German Idealism, such as the role of Schulze's scepticism in the works of the young Hegel. The book closes with a paper on Nietzsche and scepticism, and an essay on the role of Popkin’s and Schmitt’s works on modern scepticism. This collection continues along a rich, fruitful path opened by Richard H. Popkin and pursued by many important scholars, like Gianni Paganini, John-Christian Laursen, and José Raimundo Maia Neto. It re-establishes that necessary dialogue between researchers of scepticism from all over the Americas, which began with Popkin, Oswaldo Porchat and Ezequiel de Olaso long ago. This insightful reflection on modern European scepticism will also serve as an important resource in the history of modern philosophy.

Computers and Games

By Aske Plaat,Walter Kosters,Jaap van den Herik
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319509357
  • Total of Pages : 225
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 931
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computers and Games, CG 2016, held in Leiden, The Netherlands,in conjunction with the 19th Computer Olympiad and the 22nd World Computer-Chess Championship. The 20 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected of 30 submitted papers. The 20 papers cover a wide range of computer games and many different research topics in four main classes which determined the order of publication: Monte Carlo Tree Search (MCTS) and its enhancements (seven papers), concrete games (seven papers), theoretical aspects and complexity (five papers) and cognition model (one paper). The paper Using Partial Tablebases in Breakthrough by Andrew Isaac and Richard Lorentz received the Best Paper Award.

Chess Openings For Dummies

By James Eade
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 0470882395
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Members : 292
  • Pdf File: chess-openings-for-dummies.pdf

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Improve your chess game the fast and easy way You never get a second chance to make a first impression?especially in the game of chess! Chess Openings For Dummies gives you tips and techniques for analyzing openings and strategies for winning chess games from the very first move you make! This friendly, helpful guide provides you with easy-to-follow and step-by-step instructions on the top opening chess strategies and gives you the tools you need to develop your own line of attack from the very start. Includes illustrations to help ensure victory Equips you with the tools and strategies to plan a winning strategy Also serves as a valuable resource for curriculums that use chess as a learning tool Whether you?re a veteran or novice chess player, Chess Openings For Dummies is the ultimate guide to getting a grip on the openings and variants that will ensure you have all the right moves to open and win any chess game.

Becoming Miracle Workers

By Gale Miller
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351328301
  • Total of Pages : 237
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 160
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Brief therapy is a postmodern treatment mode that treats problems as social constructions, encouraging those seeking treatment to replace personal troubles (negative stories) with new problem-solving skills (positive stories). The significant differences discussed in this book do not involve sociologists and brief therapists. The differences are between brief therapists, on the one hand, and practitioners of psychotherapy and family therapy on the other. One indicator of these is brief therapists' describing the people who seek their services as clients. The terminology may be contrasted with the language of patients used by many other therapists. At the very least, this difference suggests how brief therapy departs from therapy approaches that are based on the medical model. Becoming Miracle Workers takes the reader inside "Northland Clinic," one of the most innovative and important centers of brief therapy in the world. Based on twelve years of research, Miller's book discusses how brief therapy has evolved into its present, postmodern form. He describes the details of brief therapist-client interactions, and the behind-the-scenes discussions among brief therapists about their clients' problems. This readable account of the workings of brief therapy invites readers to sit in on brief therapy sessions, provides them with new understandings of personal troubles as social constructions, and shows how brief therapists help their clients develop new, untroubled, life stories.