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  • Mastering Complex Endgamesby Daniel Naroditsky

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 17.99

    Young Daniel Naroditsky (1995) has picked the most instructive examples of endgames in which you have to use ideas and plans in order to outplay your opponent. This is not an encyclopaedia nor a manual on endings, which are usually helpful but boring, but a compendium of lively lessons and exercises. The positions that International Master... more...

  • Fischer World Championby Max Euwe; Jan Timman

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 6.99

    In 1972 Bobby Fischer famously beat Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union in Reykjavik to win the world title. This book tells the classic story of that match, including the perplexing prelude and the dramatic games. This is a NEW EDITION following the death of Bobby Fischer, with a new introductory tribute to Fischer by former world champion Garry Kasparov,... more...

  • Glued to Games: How Video Games Draw Us In and Hold Us Spellboundby Scott Rigby; Richard Ryan

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 38.00

    With video game sales in the billions and anxious concerns about their long-term effects growing louder, Glued to Games: How Video Games Draw Us In and Hold Us Spellbound brings something new to the discussion. It is the first truly balanced research-based analysis on the games and gamers, addressing both the positive and negative aspects of habitual... more...

  • Thought and Choice in Chessby Adriaan D. de Groot

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 52.50

    What does a chessmaster think when he prepartes his next move? How are his thoughts organized? Which methods and strategies does he use by solving his problem of choice? To answer these questions, the author did an experimental study in 1938, to which famous chessmasters participated (Alekhine, Max Euwe and Flohr). This book is still usefull for everybody... more...

  • Leisure in Contemporary Societyby K. Roberts

    CABI 2006; US$ 52.50

    This introductory textbook discusses the major theories and debates within the sociology of leisure. Illustrated throughout with real-world examples, the new edition has been completely re-written to take into account new developments in the area. Subjects covered include: how leisure is. changing in post-modern times; how and why work-life balance... more...

  • Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chessby Bruce Pandolfini

    Touchstone 2008; US$ 17.00

    From America's foremost chess teacher and author comes a new standard: a comprehensive course covering all aspects of the game, to improve your technique whether you are a newcomer or a longtime fan. One of America's best-known chess masters, Bruce Pandolfini has helped millions learn the intricacies of chess through his acclaimed books and workshops.... more...

  • The Secret World of Doing Nothingby Orvar Löfgren; Billy Ehn

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    In this insightful and pathbreaking reflection on "doing nothing," Billy Ehn and Orvar Löfgren take us on a fascinating tour of what is happening when, to all appearances, absolutely nothing is happening. Sifting through a wide range of examples drawn from literature, published ethnographies, and firsthand research, they probe the unobserved moments... more...

  • Le loisir contemporainby Michel Bellefleur

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2002; US$ 18.75

    Une analyse critique de l'évolution contemporaine du loisir comme phénomène particulier d'une civilisation en marche malgré tous ses avatars, mais néanmoins ouverte à une quête constante de liberté, de tolérance, d'hédonisme ou d'eudémonisme, ainsi que d'une qualité de... more...

  • Introduction aux analyses sociologiques du temps hors travailby Jean-Marie Lafortune

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2004; US$ 29.25

    Toute une série de craintes et de problèmes, mais aussi d'attentes et de promesses, sont soulevés au Québec et ailleurs dans les pays occidentaux au sujet de la question du temps hors travail. L'auteur présente dans cet ouvrage une sociologie générale, englobant à la fois celle du temps libre, du loisir,... more...

  • Loisir et sociétéby Gilles Pronovost

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1997; US$ 36.00

    Comment peut-on faire une lecture critique de la société à travers l'étude du loisir moderne ? Telle est l'une des questions fondamentales de cet ouvrage. Non pas que des phénomènes «nouveaux» apparaissent soudainement, mais bien parce qu'on peut mieux comprendre la société si l'on est... more...