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LIFE & DEATH

Author: DAVIES
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The approach to life-and-death problems used in this book is to emphasize the status of standard groups. Most life-and-death problems in books are presented in the following manner: Black to play and kill; or White to play and live; or Black to play and live in ko; etc. This format has the advantage that even without looking at the answer, you usually know when you have solved the problem. Unfortunately, during a game there is no one standing at your elbow to tell you that this group can be killed or that one can be saved in ko, etc. In actual play you have to work out the status of each group that comes into question. I believe that this way of presenting problems will help many players to win games.

LIFE & DEATH DICTIONARY 2V

Author: CHIKUN
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MAKING HANDMADE BOOKS

MAKING HANDMADE BOOKS

Author: GOLDEN, ALISA
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In the digital world, books may seem like an endangered species, but bookmaking is more popular than ever. Thanks to the 100 ideas in this volume, the craft is now available to everyone. In as little as an afternoon, beginners will be on their way to folding, gluing, and sewing handmade books in a variety of shapes and styles, from rolled scrolls to Jacob's ladders, folded flexagons to case bindings. Complete with photographs of the author's own master books and statements by more than 40 established book artists, this collection is sure to inspire. Culled from the author's best-selling books Creating Handmade Books, Unique Handmade Books, and Expressive Handmade Books, these projects will fuel bookbinding adventures for years to come.
MAN VS. MACHINE: CHALLENGING HUMAN SUPREMACY AT CHESS

MAN VS. MACHINE: CHALLENGING HUMAN SUPREMACY AT CHESS

Author: SCHAEFFER, JONATHAN
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Man vs. Machine Technology continues to advance at a rapid pace. It may sound quaint today, but not so long ago, computers battled humans for supremacy at the game of chess. The challenge of building a computer program capable of defeating the best of human-kind at chess was one of the original grand challenges of the fledgling field of artificial intelligence. On one side were dedicated scientists and hobbyists who invested decades of effort developing the software and hardware technology; on the other side were incredibly talented humans with only their determination and preparation to withstand the onslaught of technology. The man versus machine battle in chess is a landmark in the history of technology. There are numerous books that document the technical aspects of this epic story. The human side is not often told. Few chess players are inclined to write about their man-machine encounters, other than annotating the games played. This book brings the two sides together. It tells the stories of many of the key scientists and chess players that participated in a 50-year research project to advance the understanding of computing technology. "Grandmaster Karsten Müller and Professor Jonathan Schaeffer have managed to describe the fascinating history of the unequal fight of man against machine in an entertaining and instructive way. It evoked pleasant and not so pleasant memories of my own fights against the monsters. I hope that their work gives you as much pleasure as it has given me." - From the Foreword by Vladimir Kramnik, 14th World Chess Champion
MENSA 10 MINUTE BRAIN TEASERS: BASIC TRAINING TIPS, LOGIC TESTS AND PUZZLES TO EXERCISE YOUR MIND

MENSA 10 MINUTE BRAIN TEASERS: BASIC TRAINING TIPS, LOGIC TESTS AND PUZZLES TO EXERCISE YOUR MIND

Author: AMERICAN MENSA
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Test yourself! Are you a genius? Do you belong in American Mensa? Are you as smart as you think you are?

This new puzzle book is full of practical and necessary advice on how to keep your brain in tip-top shape. No matter how old you are, your brain is of utmost importance to everything you do--we owe it to ourselves to stay mentally fit! This book will help you do just that.

From logic tests to word squares to Kakuro puzzles, this book has the essential brain teasers for keeping your mind healthy. Whether you are looking to be able to focus during those long meetings or you just want to keep your mind sharp, these puzzles will be sure to increase your brain efficiency while providing a ten-minute workout for your cognitive lobes. Like any workout, the brain teasers in this book start off slow and become increasingly challenging as you progress from simple memory tests to verbal-reasoning exercises. In the end, you'll have a stronger, fitter mind--and you'll have had fun in the process.

Challenge yourself and keep your mind young and sharp with these brain-bending games and puzzles. There are hours of fun to be had.... Let the brain games begin!

METALLIC FOIL ORIGAMI PAPER

METALLIC FOIL ORIGAMI PAPER

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Add new brilliance to your origami models with the kaleidoscopic colors of these metallic foil papers. Your creations will take on a shiny eye-catching look with this shimmering assortment of hues including silver and gold as well as burnt orange and tangerine, sapphire blue, spring and forest green, magenta, and violet. The 18 sheets include two each of nine different colors, all ideal for bringing extra dazzle to any origami figure.
A sturdy shrink-wrapped folder keeps these inexpensive papers fresh and wrinkle-free until ready for use.
MICHAEL LAFOSSE'S ORIGAMI BUTTERFLIES: ELEGANT DESIGNS FROM A MASTER FOLDER

MICHAEL LAFOSSE'S ORIGAMI BUTTERFLIES: ELEGANT DESIGNS FROM A MASTER FOLDER

Author: LAFOSSE, MICHAEL G.
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Fold beautiful papercraft butterflies with this easy origami book.

Whimsical, exquisite and fragile, butterflies and moths have enchanted and inspired people for centuries. Origami artist Michael G. LaFosse is no exception. His original butterfly paper-folding techniques are a dramatic new development in origami--which some have hailed as the most important advance in origami since the first paper cranes appeared centuries ago. Hundreds of LaFosse butterflies have been featured in exhibitions around the world and his iconic designs are now eagerly sought and widely imitated by folding enthusiasts everywhere.

Michael LaFosse's Origami Butterflies presents original paper folding projects from LaFosse's extensive butterfly and moth repertoire, including all his personal favorites. This collection has many rarely-seen origami designs, and several of the models illustrate new technical and design achievements made possible by the ingenious "LaFosse Origami Butterfly Folding System." This exciting new book with accompanying DVD represents the culmination of a lifetime of designing and perfecting the art of origami butterflies. It contains everything you need to create your own unique collection.

This origami book contains

  • 112 page, full-color book
  • 26 original designs
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Colorful diagrams and pictures
  • Advanced paper folding techniques and tips
  • Accompanying DVD video tutorials
  • Videos are also streamable or downloadable onlineThese elegant forms--each created from a single square sheet of paper without cutting or glue--showcase the versatility of the origami folding system. All are deceptively simple, yet provide a solid foundation for creative flights of fancy in the hands of an experienced folder. Clear step-by-step instructions show you how to make hundreds of different variations by making small adjustments to a few key paper folds! Whether dry-folded from recycled candy wrappers or wet-folded from expensive handmade papers, these designs exemplify the best aspects of the paper folder's art today.

    Origami butterflies include:

  • A Butterfly for Vanessa Gould
  • The Butterfly for Robert Lang
  • A Butterfly for Eric Joisel
  • A Swallowtail for Guy Kawasaki
  • The Boston Butterfly
  • The Mudarri Luna Moth
  • All disc content is alternatively accessible on tuttlepublishing.com/downloadable-content.

    MIND-STRETCHING CROSSWORDS

    MIND-STRETCHING CROSSWORDS

    Author: SAMSON, JOHN
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    Stuck indoors on a rainy day? Going on a long trip by plane, train, or car? Looking for a gift that doesn't whistle, beep, or light up, yet provides hours of entertainment? Look no longer! Mind-Stretching Crosswords is here for you.

    Acclaimed puzzle-writer John Samson's latest collection of crosswords will stretch, challenge and entertain your brain. With puzzles centered on a variety of engaging themes from Blockbuster films to Born on April Fool's Day, these crosswords will keep your mental powers in perfect practice. Enjoy seventy-six puzzles ranging from simple to seriously difficult for puzzlers of all ages.

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    MUSIC AND CHESS: APOLLO MEETS CAISSA

    Author: ZOGRAPHOS, ACHILLEAS
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    A Most Fascinating Journey! It has long been recognized that there are only three major areas of human endeavor which produce prodigies: music, chess and mathematics. This does not occur by happenstance. There are links on many levels. Now, for the first time, Music and Chess -- Apollo Meets Caissa examines the yet unexplored relation of chess to music. Mathematics is a main common denominator, a fact that is highlighted accordingly. The thesis of this extraordinarily researched book is that chess is art in itself. It can create art and is strongly related to mathematics and music. As becomes clear, this relationship has already been introduced by some legendary players such as Mikhail Tal and Vladimir Kramnik. Great artists such as John Cage, Marcel Duchamp and Arnold Scháönberg, to name but a few, have also been fascinated by the very same idea. Surprisingly, this has not been explored in detail so far -- only some sporadic articles exist, by authors specializing in either music or chess. There are chapters that address issues which are specialized in chess and music, while others cover related issues of general, social and artistic nature. Music and Chess -- Apollo Meets Caissa can be appreciated by readers who have a good, general, though non-specific background, in both fields. That is, no technical knowledge of music is required, with the only prerequisite to fully appreciate the text being the understanding of standard chess rules. The text could be equally enlightening to students of music or mathematics, as an added intellectual insight into these two disciplines. The text is supplemented by many chess diagrams, charts, and over 50 full-color images. So, turn on the music, set up chessboard, get out the calculator and let the author take you on a most fascinating journey that is Music and Chess -- Apollo Meets Caissa. About the Author After completing his music studies in Greece, Achilleas Zographos pursued post graduate studies in Germany, at the Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen with a major in piano performance. He has authored the handbook Reflections and Proposals in the Practice of Music (in Greek). Articles by him have appeared in the established music journal Classical Music Review. Achilleas is also a certified chess trainer for the International Chess Federation (FIDE). At his peak, an Elo rating of 2204 was good enough to place him among the top 100 Greek chessplayers.
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    MY FIRST BOOK OF CHESS TACTICS

    Author: MACENULTY, DAVID
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    Tactics Are Tops! My First Book of Chess Tactics is a thorough introduction to this vital aspect of playing winning chess. Tactics are the tricks and techniques you use to surprise and ambush your opponent. The more you know about tactics, the better you'll play the game and the more games you will win. In My First Book of Chess Tactics you will: - Learn the ideas behind tactical patterns and how to name them - See how to focus on a position to find tactical patterns - Practice tactics by solving realistic puzzles - Recognize not only what you can do to your opponent, but what your opponent can do to you.