Your quick and easy guide to chess Kings, queens, knights—does chess seem like a royal pain to grasp? Taking the intimidation out of this age-old pastime, Chess For Dummies, 4th Edition is here to help beginners wrap their minds around the rules of the game, make sense of those puzzling pieces, and start playing chess like a champ. From using the correct chess terminology to engaging in the art of the attack, you'll get easy-to-follow, step-by-step explanations that demystify the game—and give you an extra edge. Chess isn't a game you can master—it's an activity that requires patience, strategy, and constant learning. But that's all part of the fun and challenge! Whether you're playing chess online, in a tournament, or with a family member or friend, this hands-on guide gets you familiar with the game and its components, giving you the know-how to put the principles of play into action from the opening to the endgame. Grasp the principles of play and the nuances of each phase of the game Familiarize yourself with the pieces and the board Pick the perfect chess board and set Know each of the pieces and their powers If you find yourself in a stalemate before you even begin a game, this friendly book helps you put your chess foot forward!
The educational manual covers the basics of the unified modeling language UML and provides recommendations on the use of language for the analysis and design of software systems. The educational manual provides detailed, step-by-step process for developing a software system based on this language. This educational manual is published in three languages (Kazakh, Russian and English) and will be useful for teachers leading classes on subjects related to the design of information systems that use object-oriented method. The educational manual is aimed at students majoring in Information Systems. Publishing in authorial release.
Kate Blackwell is the symbol of success, the beautiful woman who parlayed her inheritance into an international conglomerate. Winner of a unique position among the wealthy and world-renowned, she's also a survivor as indomitable as her father, who returned from the edge of death to wrench a fortune in diamonds from the hard South African soil. Now, celebrating her ninetieth birthday, Kate surveys the family she has manipulated, dominated, and loved: the fair and the grotesque, the mad and the mild, the good and the evil-her winnings in life. Is she the master of the game?
An audacious revision of the stories of Faust and Pontius Pilate, "The Master and Margarita" is recognized as one of the essential classics modern Russian literature. The novel's vision of Soviet life in the 1930s is so ferociously accurate that it could not be published during its author's lifetime and appeared only in a censored edition in the 1960s Its truths are so enduring that its language has become part of the common Russian speech. One hot spring, the devil arrives in Moscow, accompanied by a retinue that includes a beautiful naked witch and an immense talking black cat with a fondness for chess and vodka. The visitors quickly wreak havoc a city that refuses to believe in either God or Satan. But they also bring peace to two unhappy Muscovites: one is the Master, a writer pilloried for daring to write a novel about Christ and Pontius Pilate; the other is Margarita, who loves the Master so deeply that she is willing literally to go hell for him. What ensues is a novel of inexhaustible energy, humor, and philosophical depth, a work whose nuances emerge for the first time in Diana Burgin's and Katherine Tiernan O'Connor's splendid English version.
It is the end of the Cold War - supposedly the era of glasnost and perestroika. The Soviet Union is about to come apart at the seams. Buck Danny is sent in as an observer and adviser to help the Russian army deal with its arsenal of nuclear weapons and some of its rogue units. But old Communist habits die hard - and some of the Red Army hardliners have other plans. The pilot finds himself over the Black Sea, where he locates some unusual prototypes.
Alongside Laszlo Birinyi's stories from his more than forty years of trading experience, the book provides guidance on critical trading and investment issues, including: What the market will likely do if Spyders are up one percent in pre-trading Whether to buy or sell when a stock reports better that expected earnings and trade up to $5 to $50 The details behind group rotation and market cycles The seasonal factors in investing Indicators, explained: which are indicative and which are descriptive The importance of sentiment and how to track it The book will include chapters and details on technical analysis, the failure of technical analysis efforts, the business of wall street, trading indicators, anecdotal data, and price gaps. The Website associated with the book will also feature data sourcing and video.
Destined to die. Saved by Fate. 1585. When Edward Kelley and his master, Dr John Dee, discover a dark secret at the heart of the Countess Elizabeth Bathory’s illness, they fear the cure will prove more terrifying than death... 2013. When Jackdaw Hammond learns of a young woman found dead on a train, her body covered in arcane symbols, she must finish what Kelley and Dee started, or die trying...