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1408189720
Book:The rookie: an odyssey through chess (and life); Stephen Moss:2017 The rookie: an odyssey through chess (and life); Stephen Moss
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Author: Moss, Stephen
Year: 2017
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: 794.1
Publisher: Bloomsbury, 2017
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781408189726
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Originally published: 2016
Chess has been played for more than 1,500 years and is played in every country in the world. Stephen Moss sets out to master its mysteries and unlock the secret of its enduring appeal. What, he asks, is the essence of chess? And what will it reveal about his own character along the way? In a witty, accessible style that will delight newcomers and irritate purists, Moss imagines the world as a board and marches across it, offering a mordant report on the world of chess in 64 chapters - 64 of course being the number of squares on the chessboard. He alternates between 'black' chapters - where he plays, largely uncomprehendingly, in tournaments - and 'white' chapters, where he seeks advice from the current crop of grandmasters and delves into the lives of great players of the past.
Additional information: 408 pages, illustrations (black and white), 20 cm, pbk
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Physical or Electronic: Physical
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Large print:A Sky Full of Starlings:2010
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Author: Campbell, Laurie
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Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: TV tie-in In the very north of Britain, far from the bustling cities and picturesque countryside to the south, lies Western Europe's greatest wilderness: the Scottish Highlands. This is a land shaped by the flow of ancient ice, where snow-capped mountains tower over ink-black lochs, golden eagles soar over heather-clad moors, and red deer stags engage in mortal combat for the right to win a mate. Sea cliffs and offshore islands teem with millions of seabirds, while the seas themselves are home to basking sharks, orcas and bottlenose dolphins. This book follows a year in the lives of a stellar cast of wild animals as they struggle to survive in this beautiful, yet unforgiving landscape - a land where only the toughest survive.
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