How to find a Black Cat in a Coal Cellar


Author: Joe Buchdahl
Publisher: Oldcastle Books
ISBN: 1843440687
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 432
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How do we know if we can beat the bookmaker? That's easy: just look at our bank balance. But how do we know if we've not just been lucky? More specifically, how do we know that someone who says he can do it, and who is selling his 'expertise', can keep doing it again and again, through talent, skill and hard work? This book examines the techniques available to answer that question, to identify those qualities and to help the punter find value for money in an industry that appears to be largely built on trust and the influence of chance; to uncover the truth about sports tipsters and ultimately how to find the best tipsters - the 'Black Cats'.

Squares & Sharps, Suckers & Sharks

The Science, Psychology & Philosophy of Gambling
Author: Joseph Buchdahl
Publisher: Oldcastle Books
ISBN: 1843448599
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 352
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People have been gambling, in one form or another, for as long as history itself. Why? Money, entertainment, escape and a desire to win are all traditional explanations. Arguably, however, these are secondary considerations to a higher order purpose: a craving for control. Gambling offers a means of gaining authority over the unknown, granting us a sense of control over uncertainty. Almost always that sense is illusionary - gambling, including betting and investing, is essentially random - yet for many it is nonetheless profoundly rewarding. This book attempts to explore the reasons why. Along the way, it examines: The science of probability and uncertainty; Why gambling is often condemned; The difference between expectation and utility; The irrationality of human beings; Evolutionary perspectives on gambling; Luck and skill; Market efficiency and the wisdom of crowds; Why winners take all; Cheating; Why the process matters more than the outcome.

The restless universe


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
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Category: Science
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine


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Publisher: N.A
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Category: England
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Punch


Author: Mark Lemon,Henry Mayhew,Tom Taylor,Shirley Brooks,Sir Francis Cowley Burnand,Sir Owen Seaman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Periodicals
Page: N.A
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Cat-Cup Clones

A Fictional Memoir
Author: Zahn Pesh
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465381368
Category: Fiction
Page: 457
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"Why a fictional memoir and why the arcane language? . . . to tell a story about a youth who is mentally a pre-teenager while physically developing as an adult? Because the works I admire most seem to fall into that literary genre: Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, Lawrence Durrell, and more recent writings like Robert Pirsigs Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and like Dave Eggers A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. And because the youth, Vaney, expressed himself in arcane phrases like mama gift it to me and meaningful body language as well as mysterious seizures. Finally, why self-publish? Because the publishing industry may not yet be ready for major changes as it was unready for Proust, Joyce and others. Zahn Pesh hopes you enjoy this book."

Law of Jiluk


Author: Inba Vignesh
Publisher: Leadstart Publishing PvtLtd
ISBN: 9384226394
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Remember? How a few bucks made an extra bite SPECIAL? It was not about winning then, it was about FUN. Playing was not time-pass or exercise, it was EVERYTHING. Books gave us not just lessons, they taught us THOUGHTS. It was then, excitement was not bought, it just HAPPENED. A simple bikini cutting was enough to get lost in the world of fantasy. We might have been afraid of things, but we never were afraid of dreaming BIG. AND FIRST LOVE... What the world called puppy love and what we thought was TRUE LOVE. In the era of instant hook-ups and breakups, traversing down memory lane, experience Law of Jiluk in the backdrop of the lush-green Nilgiris through a cherished read, embellished by a torrent of words, cascading expressions, enchanting analogies, harmonious lingo, astounding thoughts and above all the profound feel of a fourteen year old who narrates his tale of love which became a saga. By the by what is Jiluk? Let the quest begin…

A Book of Children's Literature


Author: Lillian Hollowell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Children's literature
Page: 697
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Shooting Movies Without Shooting Yourself in the Foot

Becoming a Cinematographer
Author: Jack Anderson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136040498
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 365
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"Shooting Movies" is the book for all those film enthusiasts who can't get on a professional set or can't undertake studies at an expensive film school. This book approaches the subject of cinematography from a 'hands-on, in the trenches' viewpoint, as though the reader were an apprentice on the set. It's a book about learning to shoot a film without making an idiot of yourself and wasting lots of time and money. It's a book about how to take artistic inspiration and make it a reality. A breezy writing style mixed with practical, interactive exercises geared for both film and video give filmmakers the experience they need to take their work to the next level. Beginning with fundamental techniques and concepts of cinematography, the author shares his many years of experience with the reader, imparting invaluable advice and guidance on how to avoid common pitfalls, and more importantly, learn from mistakes. This title provides a mentorship-in-a-book approach not found any of the other technical guides to cinematography, using both film and video exercises. It is written for filmmakers working on a budget. Unique exercises throughout the book provide the reader with an interactive experience that will give them a higher level of expertise and will improve the quality of their shooting, lighting, and reel - all on a budget. It helps you learn the realty of filmmaking from the cinematographer's perspective. Companion website showcases video samples, visual demonstrations of the exercises in the book, and further video explanations of the concepts that are better explained visually.

Dr. Sax


Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802195722
Category: Fiction
Page: 245
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“Kerouac dreams of America in the authentic rolling rhythms of a Whitman or a Thomas Wolfe, drunk with eagerness for life.”—John K. Hutchens

The Ohio Cultivator


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Category: Agriculture
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Cleveland Bar Association Journal


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Category: Law
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Wie Kater Zorbas der kleinen Möwe das Fliegen beibrachte


Author: Luis Sepúlveda
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596856824
Category:
Page: 144
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The General Evening Post

1761
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Die Bücherdiebin

Roman
Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3894804270
Category: Fiction
Page: 592
View: 6219
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Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.

The Whitehall Evening Post Or London Intelligencer

1756. Jan. 3 - April 1
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Vanity Fair


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