This is a major event in chess publishing. Two German endgame experts have produced a masterful one-volume encyclopedia which covers all major endgames. This, the first truly modern single-volume endgame encyclopedia, supersedes all previous works of this type by being far more accurate and readable. This is no dry reference work; throughout the work, the authors emphasize the practical elements of endgame play: principles, rules of thumb and thinking methods. They also provide a feast of detailed analysis for those looking to study the endgame in depth. Unlike previous books of this type (the most recent of which is now eight years old), Fundamental Chess Endings makes full use of endgame tablebases and the analytical engines that access these tablebases. As a result, where previous authors could only make educated guesses, in this book, the authors can often state the definitive truth, or get much closer to it. Throughout, the emphasis is on the general principles that can be extracted from detailed theory, making Fundamental Chess Endings both an ideal endgame reference work and a book that can profitably and enjoyably read from start to finish. With new time controls meaning that competitive games are played to a finish, it has become especially important that chess-players understand the main endgame principles. Fundamental Chess Endings sets the mark for which all others will aim.
From Bogart and Bacall to Batman Begins, from Pride and Prejudice to The Princess Bride, and from Ben-Hur to Ben Kenobi, our lives are filled with personalities and narratives that grip our very souls. What connects us with these tales so naturally and powerfully? What provides the magic of a great character or plot twist? What is it about a good story that makes us want to triumph like Batman and fall in love like the Princess Bride? And why is it so difficult to achieve those happy endings ourselves? The 90-Minute Effect explores the subtle manner in which all good stories are molded and shows how we as audience members shape our own lives according to what we see on screen and read in books. In a comprehensive survey covering Hollywood movies, novels, television shows, plays, and video games, both modern and classic, Eric Robert Morse examines the patterns in plot structure and character development that arise in all good stories, showing how each example offers its own unique approach to the universal formula. This fascinating and inventive study fuses a detailed look at the inner-workings of stories with astute social analysis that will rivet lovers of storytelling as well as those interested in current sociological trends. The 90-Minute Effect stands as a mesmerizing window into the human psyche and provides an entirely new theory of poetics that will change the way you watch movies and read novels forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kal Mann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006986/bk_acx0_006986_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to achieve freedom from food issues and live a happier, more fulfilling life? Does one bite of a doughnut frequently turn into a full-blown binge? Do you struggle to control your weight even when dieting? Do you feel trapped by this obsession and cravings for food? If yes, then you are in the right place. Bingeing on food is not just about the physical impulse to eat, but the emotional and mindful concentration on food. The desire for continuous consumption of food has nothing to do with the availability of junk food, but the mental and emotional impulse often leading to the excitement. Eating Disorders: A Simple Guide to Overcoming Binge Eating is a product of well-detailed research by eating disorder professionals. The hard science behind the psychology of binge eating has been demystified into simple, easy-to-understand sentences. Following the tips provided in this audiobook, you can overcome binge eating on your own. You can overcome weight fluctuations, food cravings, and compulsive eating. It contains the key to living a fulfilling life, eating well, and achieving total freedom from food issues. Once you follow the tips provided in this audiobook, you will learn how to develop life skills for healthy eating and put an end to bingeing permanently. As a bonus, the last section of this audiobook provides tips on how to help a friend with a binge-eating disorder. To change your life, scroll up and obtain this audiobook. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca L Lonardo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118187/bk_acx0_118187_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The world-wide first book about the issue ´´Successful coming down from psychiatric drugs´´ primarily addresses treated people who want to withdraw on their own decision. It also addresses their relatives and therapists. Millions of people are taking psychiatric drugs, for example Haldol, Prozac or Zyprexa. To them, detailed accounts of how others came off these substances without once again ending up in the in the doctor´s office are of fundamental interest. In this practise-book 28 people from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, Germany, Hungary, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Serbia & Montenegro, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA write about their experiences with withdrawal. Additionally, eight professionals, working in psychotherapy, medicine, psychiatry, social work, natural healing and even in a runaway-house, report on how they helped in the withdrawal process.
Artistic profile of one of the 20th century´s great choreographers. The literature on Balanchine is vast, but it is primarily biographical. Balanchine Variations is the first book to concentrate on the ballets themselves, providing critical analysis and detailed descriptions of what the dancers actually do.Beginning with Apollo (1928), Balanchine´s first extant work, and ending with one of his last ballets, Ballo della Regina (1978), Nancy Goldner offers detailed insights into more than 20 individual ballets. Based on lectures given across the United States, under the auspices of the Balanchine Foundation, they are intended to illuminate his art.Goldner discusses the history of each ballet, places each in the context of Balanchine´s life and sensibility. She also addresses his taste in music and whether his style can be considered particularly American.The ballets Balanchine choreographed for the New York City Ballet are danced by companies around the world, and this innovative book is sure to become an indispensable guide to dancers and spectators alike. (Balanchine is a registered trademark of the George Balanchine Trust. The book is published by University Press of Florida.) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Celeste Lawson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redw/000014/bk_redw_000014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here is the first novel of the famous Balkan Trilogy, previously successfully adapted for BBC television, starring Emma Thompson and Kenneth Brannagh. The book is perfectly suited to audio. Charting the experiences of a young couple caught up in the politics of war when living abroad, it is a compelling story of love, loss and reconciliation.Harriet and Guy Pringle, husband and wife, are in Bucharest, where Guy works, at the outbreak of World War II. Throughout the Fortunes of War series, they are forced to leave the country, travelling through Greece and ending up in North Africa.This audiobook has everything: suspense, tension, laughter, tears, travel, and a good dose of action. A detailed account of love against the odds, it makes compulsive listening. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emilia Fox. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/csaw/000156/bk_csaw_000156_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s the fall of 1986, and Julian Wainwright, an aspiring writer, arrives at Graymont College in New England. Here he meets Carter Heinz, with whom he develops a strong but ambivalent friendship, and beautiful Mia Mendelsohn, with whom he falls in love. Spurred on by a family tragedy, Julian and Mia´s love affair will carry them to graduation and beyond, taking them through several college towns, over the next 15 years. Starting at the height of the Reagan era and ending in the new millennium, Matrimony is a stunning novel of love and friendship, money and ambition, desire and tensions of faith. It is a richly detailed portrait of what it means to share a life with someone - to do it when you´re young, and to try to do it afresh on the brink of middle age. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Pariseau. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001190/bk_adbl_001190_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beautifully illustrated with line drawings and photographs, engagingly presented, and richly detailed, this charming guide traces the architectural and social history of Manhattan one building at a time. The island of Manhattan has been through remarkable architectural and social change throughout its history. Organized roughly by neighborhoods, this book explores the seemingly never-ending depths of architectural, personal, and social history of Manhattan, building by building. Follow the family feud that led to the construction of the luxurious Waldorf Astoria, or trace the decay of a once proud home to an increasingly humble storefront, delving into the surprising, sometimes scandalous, often touching stories of the people who lived there along the way. Alongside the details about each architect, dates, and styles, author Tom Miller reveals the joys, tragedies, and scandals of those who lived within. In addition to iconic structures, the book includes many off-the-beaten-path buildings that most guidebooks overlook, as well as notable buildings that no longer stand but remain key to Manhattan´s architectural history. Beautifully researched, engagingly presented, and richly detailed, Seeking New York is truly a must-read for anyone interested in the story of New York and how it got that way.