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The Chessmen

The Chessmen Book
Author : Peter May
Publisher : Quercus
Release : 2016-01-05
ISBN : 9781623657154
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times raved: "Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth." Among the many honors received, The Blackhouse, the first novel in May's acclaimed Lewis trilogy, won the Barry and Crime Thriller Hound awards. Now, with The Chessmen, Peter May gives us a dramatic conclusion to his award-winning Lewis trilogy. Living again of the Isle of Lewis, the ex-Detective Inspector Fin McLeod is working as a security officer for a local landowner. While investigating illegal activity on the estate Fin encounters the elusive poacher and former childhood friend Whistler Macaskill. But while Fin catches up with Whistler, the two witness a freak natural phenomenon--a 'Bog Burst'--which spontaneously drains a loch of its water, revealing a mud-encased light aircraft with a sickeningly familiar moniker on its side. Both men immediately know that they will find inside: the body of Roddy Mackenzie, a friend whose flight disappeared more than seventeen years before. But when Whistler's face appears to register something other than shock, an icy chill of apprehension overtakes Fin. What secret has Whistler been hiding from him, and everyone else on the island? Fin is unprepared for how the truth about the past will alter the course of the future.

The Chessmen

The Chessmen Book
Author : Peter May
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2012-11-19
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

The Chessmen of Mars

The Chessmen of Mars Book
Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs
Publisher : 1st World Publishing
Release : 2004-09
ISBN : 9781595402158
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Impetuous and headstrong, Tara, Princess of Helium and daughter of John Carter, defies the elements by flying into a rare, fierce Martian storm. Hurtled half a planet from her home she is threatened by grotesque, flesh eating monsters and barbarous warriors.

The Chessmen of Mars

The Chessmen of Mars Book
Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs
Publisher : The Floating Press
Release : 2009-06-01
ISBN : 1775415856
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The fifth book in the popular Barsoom series, The Chessmen of Mars is a 1922 science fiction novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tara, princess of the great city state of Helium, is initially impervious to the courtship attempts of Gahan, prince of the city state Gathol. But when she loses control of her craft in a storm and is captured by the Kaldanes, horrific crab-like creatures who've sacrificed their bodies in the pursuit of intellect, the deeply smitten Gahan sets out to rescue his princess and prove his worth. But this is a challenge that may forfeit his life and hers, as he and his companions are forced to become pawns in a game of Jetan, Barsoomian Chess on a life-size board that uses the living as its pieces and the dead as its conquests.

The Chessmen Thief

The Chessmen Thief Book
Author : Barbara Henderson
Publisher : Pokey Hat
Release : 2021-04-29
ISBN : 9781911279853
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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12-year-old Kylan is a Viking slave; when he gets the chance to return to the Hebrides, the Lewis Chessmen he helped carve become his only hope of escape and survival.

The Chessmen of Doom

The Chessmen of Doom Book
Author : John Bellairs
Publisher : Skylark
Release : 1991-04
ISBN : 9780553158847
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Johnny and his friends must unravel the baffling riddle in Peregrine Childermass's will--or an evil madman will unleash a force so powerful it could destroy the world! Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The Lewis Trilogy

The Lewis Trilogy Book
Author : Peter May
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2013-12-19
ISBN : 1848667019
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The isle of Lewis is a land of strange beauty, harsh living and inhabitants of deep-rooted faith. Detective Inspector Fin Macleod returns from Edinburgh to the island of his childhood to investigate a series of brutal killings. As old memories resurface and old friends reappear, Fin realizes that returning to the past will lead him into danger.

A History of Chess

A History of Chess Book
Author : H. J. R. Murray
Publisher : Skyhorse
Release : 2015-05-19
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 Chessmen of Mars

The Chessmen of Mars Book
Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs
Publisher : Presses de l’Écureuil
Release : 2021-09-30
ISBN : 2925177344
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Édition originale contenant une version adaptée au public dyslexique Les Pions humains du jeu d'échecs de Mars (titre original : The Chessmen of Mars) est un roman d'Edgar Rice Burroughs faisant partie du Cycle de Mars et se déroulant sur Barsoom, également publié en français sous le titre Échecs sur Mars. Il s'agit du cinquième roman de la série, il suit Thuvia, vierge de Mars et est le second roman de la série dont le héros principal n'est pas John Carter. Résumé : Dans ce roman, Burroughs se concentre sur un membre plus jeune de la famille établie par John Carter et Dejah Thoris, protagonistes des trois premiers livres de la série. L'héroïne est cette fois leur fille Tara, princesse d'Hélium, dont la main est recherchée par le galant Gahan, Jed (prince) de Gathol. Hélium et Gathol sont toutes deux d'importantes cités-états barsoomiennes.

The Modern Chess Instructor

The Modern Chess Instructor Book
Author : Wilhelm Steinitz
Publisher : SCB Distributors
Release : 2017-05-15
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.

The Chessmen of Mars

The Chessmen of Mars Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1978
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Chessmen of Mars The Original Classic Edition

The Chessmen of Mars   The Original Classic Edition Book
Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs
Publisher : Tebbo
Release : 2011-12
ISBN : 9781743384053
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Burroughs' Best Martian Tale - Conventional wisdom has it that the first three books of Burroughs' Martian series, 'A Princess of Mars, ' 'The Gods of Mars, ' and 'The Warlord of Mars' form an excellent trilogy and all the rest of the Martian tales are quite poorly done in comparison. You will disagree. Here are two examples as to why 'Chessmen' is Burroughs' best work in this series. [1] You can hardly conceive of a more ghastly creature than a spider-being who lives as a parasite on headless human bodies, but that is a perfect description of Ghek the Kaldane, one of the central figures of the book. Burroughs takes this repulsive monstrosity and makes him such a loveable character that you cannot help but like him. [2] Burroughs not only wrote a good yarn, he wrapped his tale around a striking boardgame that he had invented--jetan, or Martian chess. It's no real trick to invent a chess variant. There are thousands of them, and most of them are rubbish. What is so singular about jetan is that it is a good chess variant. I read 'Chessmen' as a child, and after reading it, the first thing I had to do was make a jetan set and play the game. I whiled away several enjoyable hours with the game. John Gollon, a noted authority on chess variants, had a similar experience when he was writing 'Chess Variations.' He thought he'd include a chapter on jetan for some comic relief, so he made a jetan set and played a few games. He found jetan 'quite good--very playable and interesting.' He then pronounced jetan 'not a mere novelty, but ... a respectable game.' These two singular achievments (Ghek and jetan) are not the only details that make 'Chessmen' so enjoyable. Gahan of Gathol (aka Turan the Panthan) makes for a satisfying hero, and Tara of Helium fills the bill quite nicely for a damsel in distress. The heros are noble, the villians are wicked, the cause is just, and the action is nonstop. Great escapist reading.

Beyond The Dead end Alley Of Mass Education

Beyond The Dead end Alley Of Mass Education Book
Author : Chaim Adler
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-08-27
ISBN : 0429710666
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book deals with the realm of education-getting beyond the dead end of mass education-in the context of Israeli education system. It analyzes the aims and target populations of educational fostering and illustrates the dead-end situation of the educational system.

The Game of Chess

The Game of Chess Book
Author : Nicolae Sfetcu
Publisher : Nicolae Sfetcu
Release : 2014-04-30
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A comprehensive guide of chess: history, famous games and players, rules, strategy, tactics, chess and the computer, documentation and literature, variants. Chess (the "Game of Kings") is a board game for two players, which requires 32 chesspieces (or chessmen) and a board demarcated by 64 squares. Gameplay does not involve random luck; consisting solely of strategy, (see also tactics, and theory). Chess is one of humanity's more popular games; it is has been described not only as a game, but also as both art and science. Chess is sometimes seen as an abstract wargame; as a "mental martial art".

Hebrides

Hebrides Book
Author : Peter May
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2013-09-26
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.

Love of Country

Love of Country Book
Author : Madeleine Bunting
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2017-04-11
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.

Ser e Liman

Ser  e Liman   Book
Author : George Fletcher Bass
Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
Release : 2004
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.

Object Oriented Programming A Unified Foundation

Object Oriented Programming A Unified Foundation Book
Author : Giuseppe Castagna
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
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.

Hearings

Hearings Book
Author : United States. Congress. House
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1965
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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