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The Tao Of Chess

Author : Peter Kurzdorfer
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The real secrets to winning the game of chess - and the game of life Chess mastery has been recognized since ancient times as an unparalleled way to learn political strategy, but until now no book has explored the life lessons chess teaches and how they can transform lives. In The Tao of Chess, the author seamlessly blends the wisdom of a time-honoured spiritual quest for truth with 200 principles that will improve anyone's chess game. By following the author's principles, readers not only come to enjoy the game more, they develop a habit of seeking underlying truth - whether in a chess game or a real-life situation. The Tao of Chess is full of conscise advice, such as: Understanding is more important than memory Fortune favors the brave When you see a good move, wait and look for a better move Mistakes tend to come in bunches Trust your intuition; it's usually right Authoritative and easy to follow, this book will turn every reader into a master strategist.

The Seven Deadly Chess Sins

Author : Jonathan Rowson
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"A British champion discusses the most common causes of disaster in chess"--Cover.

The Tao of Wu

Author : The RZA
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From the founder of the Wu-Tang Clan—celebrating their 25th anniversary this year—an inspirational book for the hip hop fan. The RZA, founder of the Wu-Tang Clan, imparts the lessons he's learned on his journey from the Staten Island projects to international superstardom. A devout student of knowledge in every form in which he's found it, he distills here the wisdom he's acquired into seven "pillars," each based on a formative event in his life-from the moment he first heard the call of hip-hop to the death of his cousin and Clan- mate, Russell Jones, aka ODB. Delivered in RZA's unmistakable style, at once surprising, profound, and provocative, The Tao of Wu is a spiritual memoir the world has never seen before, and will never see again. A nonfiction Siddhartha for the hip-hop generation from the author of The Wu-Tang Manual, it will enlighten, entertain, and inspire.

The Chess Journal

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The Tao of the Chessboard

Author : Dale Smith
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The Tao of the Chessboard is not about chess although it contains chess puzzles, some cryptic chess jargon and many allusions to the "Royal Game." The Tao of the Chessboard is really an invitation to mastery. There are a multitude of influences converging in this one work: Jewish Wisdom Literature, New Testament literary conventions, Li Po and the Taoist poets, Zen Buddhist images and especially the wisdom of the Tao Te Ching. All of these pieces have been thrown up into the air and have landed on the chessboard to form a coherent whole. These verses invite the reader to a life of discipline and delight. The Tao of the Chessboard also contains two additional works: Forty Years in Haikuand Endgame: Selected Poetry. The former is akin to a spiritual autobiography that is intimately linked to nature and geography. The latter is an offering for the altar of Polyhymnia. DALE SMITH is a perennial student who occasionally earns a degree. He holds a B. A. from Southwest Baptist University (Bolivar, Missouri), an M. Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fort Worth, Texas) and an S. T. M from Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut). Dale is an avid reader, an amateur chess player and an itinerant preacher. He spends much of his time observing that "sitting quietly, doing nothing, Spring comes and the grass grows by itself." His dream is to visit the lands of Middle-earth and settle down in the Shire. However, he currently lives in Blue Springs, Missouri with Teresa and their halfling, Andrew.

The Tao of Computing

Author : Henry M. Walker
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The Tao of Computing provides readers with the knowledge, concepts, and skills necessary for computer fluency as defined in the National Research Council's report, Being Fluent with Information Technology.Motivated by a belief that students learn best when material connects with their experiences, backgrounds, and perspective, author Henry Walker has built The Tao of Computing around a unique question-and-answer format. Each chapter and section begins with a "real-life" computing question, the answer to which serves as the starting point for an in-depth discussion of a fluency-related concept. The questions have been carefully developed to be representative of those asked by general computer users and were, in many instances, posed by the author's students. Individually, they help students easily build an understanding of important IT concepts. As a whole, they address completely all of the topic areas that the NRC has defined as critical to developing IT fluency. The book's conversational format engages the reader and presents key material in a clear, easily understandable fashion for those with little or no background in computing, and helps them develop an "IT vocabulary" without overwhelming them with jargon and acronyms.

The British Chess Magazine

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The Chess player s Handbook

Author : Howard Staunton
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The Book of the First American Chess Congress

Author : Willard Fiske
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A Full Moon Rising and the Tao of Menopause

Author : Ma Kimberly Quinn Smith
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In "A Full Moon Rising . . . and the Tao of Menopause," Kimberly Quinn Smith very humorously tells the tale of entering into the new stage of mid-life, while associating hormonal moments with the lunar schedule and her symbolic metamorphosis into a menopausal werewolf. Throughout her journey she flashes back to her colorful 70's childhood, where she grew up in the eclectic town of New Paltz, New York, a small town just an hour outside of Manhattan. She then brings us back through her early motherhood years and lands us where she resides currently, with a house full of teenagers. Throughout her tale, she makes intermittent, contemplative reflections on her halfway-ness and explores strategies of how to learn to embrace the Principles of the Tao of Menopause.

Crawdaddy

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The Tao of Computing Second Edition

Author : Henry M. Walker
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Describing both the practical details of interest to students and the high-level concepts and abstractions highlighted by faculty, The Tao of Computing, Second Edition presents a comprehensive introduction to computers and computer technology. This edition updates its popular predecessor with new research exercises and expanded discussion questions. It uses a question-and-answer format to provide thoughtful answers to the many practical questions that students have about computing. Among the questions answered, the book explains: What capabilities computers have in helping people solve problems and what limitations need to be considered Why machines act the way they do What is involved in getting computers to interact with networks The book offers a down-to-earth overview of fundamental computer fluency topics, from the basics of how a computer is organized and an overview of operating systems to a description of how the Internet works. The second edition describes new technological advances including social media applications and RSS feeds.

Reaching the Top

Author : Peter Kurzdorfer
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What Does It Take to Play Master-Level Chess? Becoming a master is a goal many chessplayers seek. And for most, it is an unfulfilled dream. Now, for the first time, the topic is squarely addressed. Not by a super grandmaster or high-powered international master, but by a "regular" national master, a master who earned his stripes in the trenches, battling his way to the title. In Reaching the Top?!, author Peter Kurzdorfer shares his journey to the coveted 2200 Elo mark. Using his own games, major topics covered by the author include: Learning From Past Mistakes; Choose Openings to Suit Your Style; Handling Material Inequality; Practical Endgames; How Sound Do Your Openings Need to Be?; When Things Go Terribly Wrong; Overcoming Difficulties; and How to Win. This guide shows what it takes to play at the master level. What you need to know. What you do not need to know. It is a a practical presentation that will not only help aspiring masters, but in fact any player seeking to improve his game. So come on in and sit by the side of a chess master as he plies his craft, marveling at the wonderful, intricate combinations and positional ideas and shuddering at the opportunities that supposedly strong chess players missed time and time again. Enjoy these every-day, blue-collar battles that do not involve the cutting edge of theory or top professional combatants, but do come out of ordinary amateur chess players who have made it work for them. However, there is one requirement: you do have to love the game and give it your best shot, every game, every move. Mix in some discipline and concentration, and you too may be able to play master-level chess...

Philosophy Looks at Chess

Author : Benjamin Hale
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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.

Asian Culture Quarterly

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Physics and Physical Technology

Author : Joseph Needham
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The Tao of Conversation

Author : Michael Kahn
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The modern approach to many personal interactions, especially in the workplace, is so competitive that serious and interesting discussions often escalate into argument or disengage before they even begin. Ordinary conversations do not often touch on any significant topics - and when they do, one or more participants may end up feeling hurt or alienated. The Tao of Conversation shows readers how to talk about things that really matter in ways that encourage new ideas, deepen intimacy, and build effective and creative working relationships.

The Genius of China

Author : Robert K. G. Temple
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An introduction to the achievements of ancient China.

China

Author : Robert K. G. Temple
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Overzicht van de Chinese uitvindingen waar het Westen pas eeuwen later mee in aanraking kwam.

Author : 阿城
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Set in the tumultuous years of China's Cultural Revolution, tells the tale of the transformation of Wang Yisheng from an obsessive chess player into an enlightened chess master who understands the Tao of life.