Corso completo di scacchi
Author: Claudio Pantaleoni, Roberto Messa, Francesco Benetti
Questo manuale ti propone un viaggio alla conoscenza del mondo degli Scacchi guidato da un "Maestro" d'eccezione: Gesù! Imparerai così le regole del gioco e le primissime nozioni di tattica e strategia accompagnando il tuo cammino con simboli e metafore tratte dal Nuovo Testamento. Scoprirai che il gioco degli Scacchi può parlarci di Gesù, e che proprio Lui, "il Maestro", può illuminarci mediante le situazioni che si verificano sulla scacchiera. Funziona così: una regola, una posizione, un consiglio tattico o strategico accompagnati da un passo del Vangelo. Qualche esercizio, in classe o a casa, poi via, a giocare con i compagni! In fondo al volume trovi un'appendice con esercizi e diagrammi che educatori d'oratorio, catechisti, docenti, ma anche genitori, possono usare come sussidio didattico. Insegnare gli Scacchi non è mai stato così facile! La prefazione è di Padre Gennaro Cicchese OMI, campione mondiale 2014 e vicecampione 2016 della"Clericus Chess", torneo riservato a sacerdoti e religiosi di tutto il mondo, che si svolge a Roma ogni due anni.
Quante volte hai provato a giocare a Scacchi e, per i motivi più disparati, hai dovuto smettere? Qualunque sia La tua esigenza (mancanza di tempo, di avversari, di stimoli, di indicazioni chiare su proseguire), questo agile manuale ti darà le prime indicazioni e le basi metodologiche e bibliografiche per partire con una marcia in più nel grande viaggio alla conoscenza del Re dei giochi. Scoprirai che gli Scacchi possono essere molto divertenti ed appassionanti, soprattutto se affrontati con un paio di buoni libri, un computer, i tuoi amici/familiari e... un orologio! Sull'autore: Andrea Rossi, istruttore FSI (Federazione Italiana Scacchi) e delegato istruttori della Regione Marche, si dedica da diversi anni all'insegnamento degli Scacchi in Oratorio ed a Scuola. È alla costante ricerca di tecniche che semplifichino l'apprendimento e la trasmissione di un gioco che è anche sport ma fatica a diffondersi, perché ingiustamente ritenuto "troppo difficile". Creatore di un blog scacchistico personale, www.greenchess.org/blog, contribuisce da due anni al blog collettivo Lenius con due rubriche originali: "Finanza per negati" e "Economisti per gioco". Frequenta la scuola Holden di Torino e sta scrivendo un romanzo in cui gli Scacchi sono un motore importante dell'intreccio.
Author: Rex Stout
A private club is the setting for murder when Paul Jerim, playing chess with twelve opponents, is poisoned. When her father is accused of the murder, beautiful Sally Blount calls on gourmet detective Nero Wolfe to find the real killer.
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved? To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs. Now that Bella has made her decision, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating, and unfathomable, consequences. Just when the frayed strands of Bella's life-first discovered in Twilight, then scattered and torn in New Moon and Eclipse-seem ready to heal and knit together, could they be destroyed... forever? The astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.
Why We Nap
Author: STAMPI, BROUGHTON
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
J ÜRGEN AscHOFF "Very bad habit! Very bad habit!" Captain Giles to Joseph Conrad who had taken a siesta. -Conrad: The Shadow Line On the Multiplicity of Rest-Activity Cycles: Some Historical and Conceptual Notes According to its title this book tries to answer the profound question of why we nap-and why Captain Giles was wrong in blaming Conrad for having napped. However, in this volume the term nap is not used in the narrower sense of an afternoon siesta; instead, emphasis is placed on the recurrent alternation between states of alertness and drowsiness, i. e. , on rest-activity cycles of high er frequency throughout the 24 hr. In view of this focus, two authors (Stampi, in Chapter I, and Ball, in Chapter 3) rightly refer to the psychologist Szymanski who was among the first to describe "polyphasic" activity patterns. Hence, I consider it appropriate to open this foreword with a few historical remarks. At the time when Szymanski (1920) made the distinction between "monophasic" and "polyphasic" rest-activity patterns and sleep-wake cy cles, respectively, not much was known about the mechanisms of such temporal structures. Although the botanists quite some time ago had demonstrated the endogenous nature of the "monophasic" sleep movements in plants, the hypothesis of an (still unknown) external driving force was favored by those who studied rhythms in animals and humans (Aschoff, 1990).
Scacchi For Dummies
Author: James Eade
Publisher: For Dummies
Author: Richard Price
Publisher: A&C Black
'So, what do you do?' Whenever people asked him, Eric Cash used to have a dozen answers. Artist, actor, screenwriter . . . But now he's thirty-five years old and he's still living on the Lower East Side, still in the restaurant business, still serving the people he wanted to be. What does Eric do? He manages. Not like Ike Marcus. Ike was young, good-looking, people liked him. Ask him what he did, he wouldn't say tending bar. He was going places-until two street kids stepped up to him and Eric one night and pulled a gun. At least, that's Eric's version. In Lush Life, Richard Price tears the shiny veneer off the 'new' New York to show us the hidden cracks, the underground networks of control and violence beneath the glamour. Lush Life is an X-ray of the street in the age of no broken windows and 'quality of life' squads, from a writer whose "tough, gritty brand of social realism . . . reads like a movie in prose' Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
New York 1927
Author: Alexander Alekhine
Publisher: SCB Distributors
Alekhine's Controversial Masterpiece Finally in English! For decades, Alexander Alekhine's account of New York 1927 was at the top of the list of works that should have been rendered into English but unaccountably were not. This is unlike any other tournament book ever written. Not only do you have one of the greatest annotators of all time rendering some brilliant analysis, but he melds it with an exceptional agenda, an anti-Capablanca agenda. And since he wrote it after defeating Capablanca in their marathon match, he sounds like a sore loser who became a sore winner. So, this is just a mean-spirited book, right? Nothing of the sort. Alekhine goes beyond elaborate move analysis and offers deep positional insights and psychological observations. Nikolai Grigoriev, in his foreword to the 1930 Russian edition of this book, pointed out how Alekhine broke new ground by underlining the critical moments of each game. Why Alekhine's work was published in German, in Berlin in 1928, and not in English, is unclear. But now, after more than 80 years, it's finally available to the largest audience of chessplayers. It's about time.