The Memory of Catastrophe

Author: Peter O. Gray

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 225

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Memories of catastrophes--both those which occur naturally and those which are consequences of human actions--loom large in the modern consciousness. The volume opens with an investigation of the concepts of catastrophe and collective memory, and the relationships between them. Arguing that a pervasive catastrophic memory may be as disabling as it is instructive, Gray and Oliver stress the necessity of rendering the phenomenon subject to secular critical inquiry. The value of such an approach is then demonstrated in a series of case studies.

Catastrophes & Tactics in the Chess Opening - Volume 5: Anti-Sicilians

Winning in 15 Moves or Less: Chess Tactics, Brilliancies & Blunders in the Chess Opening

Author: Carsten Hansen

Publisher: CarstenChess

ISBN:

Category: Games & Activities

Page:

View: 297

WINNING FAST IS FUN! This book is a collection of games played by the best players in the world in which either White or Black wins in 15 moves or less either a result of brilliant chess tactics, an accumulation of mistakes or blunders. Through the study of the games in this volume, you will improve your opening play, opening repertoire, strategies and tactical ability. The chess opening variations in this volume are all the variations of the Sicilian Defense, such as: 1) Alapin Variation 2 c3 2) The Grand Prix Attack 3) The Closed Sicilians 4) The Rossolimo (2...Nc6 3 Bb5) with 3...g65) The Rossolimo Attack with other 3rd Moves6) Moscow Attack (2...d6 3 Bb5+) 5) 2.Nf3 d6 Specialties 6) 2.Nf3 e6 Specialties 9) O'Kelly (2...a6), Ultra-Fianchetto (2...g6) and Nimzowitch (2...Nf6) 10) Other Specialties

Catastrophes & Tactics in the Chess Opening - Volume 2: 1 d4 d5

Winning in 15 Moves or Less: Chess Tactics, Brilliancies & Blunders in the Chess Opening

Author: Carsten Hansen

Publisher: CarstenChess

ISBN:

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 220

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WIN FAST! Everybody wants to win fast, preferably straight out of the chess opening. This book is a collection of games played by top players in which either White or Black wins in 15 moves or less either a result of blunders, an accumulation of mistakes or brilliant chess tactics. Through the study of the games in this volume, you will improve your opening play, opening repertoire, strategies and tactical ability. The chess openings covered in this volume are: 1) Slav Defense 2) Queen's Gambit Accepted 3) Queen's Gambit - Non-Classical Lines 4) Meran, Semi-Meran & Triangle Set-ups 5) Queen's Gambit - Classical Lines 6) Queen's Gambit - Specialties 7) 1 d4 d5 - d-pawn Specialties After sorting games with the worst mistakes & blunders away, there remains a collection of games showing a catalog of typical mistakes, misunderstandings, misevaluations and how to exploit these: either through simple execution or brilliant chess tactics.

Catastrophes & Tactics in the Chess Opening - Selected Brilliancies from Volumes 1-9

Winning in 15 Moves or Less: Chess Tactics, Brilliancies & Blunders in the Chess Opening

Author: Carsten Hansen

Publisher: CarstenChess

ISBN:

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 150

View: 161

WINNING FAST IS FUN! This book is a collection of games played by the best players in the world in which either White or Black wins in 15 moves or less either a result of brilliant chess tactics, an accumulation of mistakes or blunders. Through the study of the games in this volume, you will improve your opening play, opening repertoire, strategies and tactical ability. This volume features some of the best games and tactics from the previous nine volumes, one game for each chapter in the previous books. Therefore, this book will provide you with a firework of great games and excellent puzzles to be solved.

Upon a Trailing Edge

Risk, the Heart and the Air Pilot

Author: Michael Joy

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page:

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This is a story of aviation, risk and the heart of the pilot. Four out of five fatal aircraft accidents are due to human error; three out of five to pilot error. This book examines the technical aspects of these issues from the viewpoint of one of the UK's most experienced aviation cardiologists. It spans the end of the Second World War through teaching cardiology in aviation on behalf of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) worldwide, via a history of powered flight, time in the cadet force, a flying scholarship on a Tiger Moth, training to be a doctor, later a cardiologist, and owing a series of aircraft. Michael Joy was appointed as cardiologist to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in 1974 to assist the regulator in the development of standards of cardiological fitness. Error, risk and accident causation are introduced in the context of various fatal accidents. In this stimulating and highly informative autobiography, Michael looks back at his time with the ICAO and CAA, drafting cardiological standards for Europe and worldwide travel to spread the message, including the Khyber pass, an aircraft factory in the Indonesian jungle and the slave island of Goree in Senegal. Safety is no accident and history is its judge.

Handicraft for Girls

Author: Edwin Timothy Hamilton

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Handicraft

Page: 270

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Punch

Author: Mark Lemon

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English wit and humor

Page:

View: 179

Turned Towards the Sun

An Autobiography

Author: Michael Burn

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Authors, English

Page: 320

View: 525

Fantasy and Mimesis

Responses to Reality in Western Literature

Author: Kathryn Hume

Publisher: Methuen Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fantastic literature

Page: 213

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