The Theory and Practice of Gamesmanship - Or, the Art of Winning Games Without Actually Cheating


Author: Stephen Potter
Publisher: Benson Press
ISBN: 1445525178
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 126
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Theory and Practice of Gamesmanship

or The Art of Winning Games Without Actually Cheating
Author: Stephen Potter
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1448212375
Category: Humor
Page: N.A
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“What is gamesmanship? Most difficult of questions to answer briefly. 'The Art of Winning Games Without Actually Cheating' – that is my personal 'working definition'. What is its object? There have been five hundred books written on the subject of games. Five hundred books on play and the tactics of play. Not one on the art of winning.” Stephen Potter has used his extensive experience as a master gamesman to compile this instructional text on the techniques, strategies and etiquette of gamesmanship. Here you will learn how to win games you have no idea how to play, and manoeuvre your opponents into losing when they really should be winning. This funny, charming book is brought to life with helpful diagrams, anecdotes and hilarious conversations. A must read for any sporting chap or chapette. It was first published in 1947.

The Theory and Practice of Gamesmanship Or the Art of Winning Games Without Actually Cheating


Author: Stephen Potter,Frank Wilson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781494014834
Category:
Page: 128
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This is a new release of the original 1947 edition.

Knowing the Score

What Sports Can Teach Us About Philosophy (And What Philosophy Can Teach Us About Sports)
Author: David Papineau
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465094945
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
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In Knowing the Score, philosopher David Papineau uses sports to illuminate some of modern philosophy's most perplexing questions. As Papineau demonstrates, the study of sports clarifies, challenges, and sometimes confuses crucial issues in philosophy. The tactics of road bicycle racing shed new light on questions of altruism, while sporting family dynasties reorient the nature v. nurture debate. Why do sports competitors choke? Why do fans think God will favor their team over their rivals? How can it be moral to deceive the umpire by framing a pitch? From all of these questions, and many more, philosophy has a great deal to learn. An entertaining and erudite book that ranges far and wide through the sporting world, Knowing the Score is perfect reading for armchair philosophers and Monday morning quarterbacks alike.

El juego interior del tenis


Author: W. Timothy Gallwey
Publisher: Editorial Sirio
ISBN: 9788478081738
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 221
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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-century Literature in English


Author: Jenny Stringer
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192122711
Category: American literature
Page: 751
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Discusses the major literary figures in the English-speaking world

Landmark Papers in Neurosurgery


Author: Reuben D. Johnson,Alexander L. Green
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019165552X
Category: Medical
Page: 404
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Evidence-based medicine is a concept that has come to the fore in the past few years. Clinicians are increasingly encouraged to practise patient management based on available evidence in the scientific literature. For example, new pharmacological therapies are only used when large randomized trials have 'proven' that a particular drug is better than existing ones. This is also the case in surgical specialties, although surgery has traditionally seen a lack of use of this information, with individual surgeon's preferences being most influential in treatment choices. However, more recently, there has been a large expansion of trials and studies aimed at providing surgeons with information to guide their choices using firm evidence. This new edition has been revised and expanded to include new data where relevant, and also features a new chapter on pituitary surgery. Landmark Papers in Neurosurgery, Second Edition, remains a key collection of the most important trials and studies in neurosurgery, allowing the reader to rapidly extract key results, and making it essential reading for all neurosurgeons and trainees in the field.

Patrick John Dunleavy: Patriot, Philosopher, Family Man

A Burst of Poetry
Author: Mary Rita Donleavy
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477132805
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 229
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Cover: The only flag that counted in the life of my father Patrick John Dunleavy was the American flag with its forty eight stars. The flag with the harp is not the British one under which my father may have grown up. Rather it is a flag design used at different times to express Irish nationalism. It was created in the United States by a group of Irish volunteers who joined the Mexican side in the U.S.-Mexican war from 1846 to 1848 as the Los San Patricios or Saint Patricks Battalion. The motto Erin Go Bragh underneath the harp means Ireland Forever. The current Irish tricolor flag was flown in the Easter Rising in 1916 and officially adopted in 1919 by the Republic during its War of Independence. Photographed by Niall Mackey, the flags are a framed gift from Nora Geraghty, purchased during a Harris Auction sale in Delgany, County Wicklow, Ireland, in the 1960s. Nora thought it belonged in my home nearby, Carriglea, in Greystones, County Wicklow, Ireland.

El Círculo


Author: Dave Eggers
Publisher: LITERATURA RANDOM HOUSE
ISBN: 843972957X
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Una novela siniestramente verosímil sobre los peligros de la era digital. El día que Mae Holland es contratada para trabajar en el Círculo, la empresa de internet más influyente del mundo, sabe que se le ha concedido la oportunidad de su vida. A través de un innovador sistema operativo, el Círculo unifica direcciones de email, perfiles de redes sociales, operaciones bancarias y contraseñas de usuarios dando lugar a una única identidad virtual y veraz, en pos de una nueva era de civilidad y transparencia. Mae está entusiasmada con la modernidad y la actividad de la compañía, las espaciosas oficinas de diseño, las cafeterías acristaladas y las acogedoras instalaciones del campus. Cada día se celebran fiestas, conciertos al aire libre y actividades deportivas. Hay clubs de todo tipo, e incluso puede visitarse un exclusivo acuario de peces exóticos de la fosa de las Marianas. Mae se siente afortunada de formar parte del centro del mundo, a pesar de que se aleje cada vez más de su vida fuera del campus y de que su rol dentro del Círculo acabe siendo del dominio público. Lo que empieza como la fascinante historia de ambición e idealismo de una mujer se convierte en una trepidante novela de suspense que plantea cuestiones tan vitales como la memoria, el pasado, la privacidad, la democracia y los límites del conocimiento humano. Reseñas: «Eggers ha puesto su estilo y su pulso narrativo al servicio del tecnothriller: un escritura enérgica y eficaz.» Time «Una parábola sobre los peligros de la era digital. Eggers nos recuerda cómo la utopía digital puede conducir a la "dataficación" de nuestra vida diaria, cómo la creencia en la sabiduría de la mayoría puede hundirnos en el decreto de las masas, cómo abrazar la idea de comunidad puede llevarnos a la anulación del individuo.» The New York Times «El Círculo es una hábil y moderna síntesisde ingenio swiftiano y pronosticación orwelliana [...], un trabajo tan relacionado con nuestro tiempo que podría ser considerado la observación satírica más acertada del principio de la era de internet.» The Guardian «Fascinante [...]. Eggers consigue que nos suba la adrenalina [...]. Una novela de ideas [...]. Puro entretenimiento, pero del estimulante.» Margaret Atwood, The New York Review of Books «La mayoría nos imaginamos el totalitarismo como algo que se impone, pero ¿y si fuéramos los cómplices en nuestra propia opresión? Este es el escenario de la ambiciosa, aterrorizante y siniestramente verosímil nueva novela de Eggers [...]. Las comparaciones con Un mundo feliz y 1984 serán inevitables.» Booklist «Ambientada, valiente y audazmente, en un futuro no muy lejano, la novela es en parte sátira y en parte thriller corporativo. Pero sobre todo es una historia que nos alerta sobre las amenazas contra la privacidad, la libertad y la democracia.» USA Today

Mind as Machine

A History of Cognitive Science
Author: Margaret Ann Boden
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 019954316X
Category:
Page: 1631
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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations


Author: Elizabeth Knowles
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199208956
Category: Reference
Page: 479
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More than five thousand quotations, that range in time from Scott's Antarctic expedition in 1912 to the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, are gathered in a comprehensive, updated resource that evokes a fascinating picture of the social, political, cultural, and scientific highlights of modern times.

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations


Author: Susan Ratcliffe
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198614179
Category: Reference
Page: 580
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Provides coverage of literary and historical quotations. An easy-to-use keyword index traces quotations and their authors, while the appendix material, including Catchphrases, Film Lines, Official Advice, and Political Slogans, offers further topics of interest.

La Biblia del empresario


Author: Jane Applegate,Agustí Sala
Publisher: Ediciones Robinbook
ISBN: 9788479276232
Category: Small business
Page: 269
View: 6443
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The National union catalog, pre-1956 imprints

a cumulative author list representing Library of Congress printed cards and titles reported by other American libraries
Author: Library of Congress,American Library Association. Committee on Resources of American Libraries. National Union Catalog Subcommittee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Catalogs, Union
Page: N.A
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Saturday Review of Literature


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Saturday Review


Author: Bernard Augustine De Voto,Norman Cousins
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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El juego interior del golf


Author: W Timothy Gallwey
Publisher: EDITORIAL SIRIO S.A.
ISBN: 8478089217
Category: Self-Help
Page: 336
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En el mundo occidental la perspectiva mecanista del universo, heredada de la física de Isaac Newton, ha influido enormemente en la forma de abordar cualquier proceso de aprendizaje. El enfoque en lo externo y lo técnico que se deriva de esta visión pasa por alto ciertas cuestiones internas de aprendizaje, entre ellas, como enfrentarse al miedo y a la falta de confianza, la intuición o la conciencia. De ese modo, aunque se ha analizado y casi diseccionado cada elemento externo del golf, se han descuidado importantes factores que pueden llegar a obstaculizar el proceso de aprendizaje natural. Por muchas técnicas y conocimientos que poseamos, muchas veces somos nuestro peor enemigo, y, por tanto, en el juego del golf como en la vida cotidiana, poco podremos avanzar sin un sincero reconocimiento de los obstáculos internos que nos ponemos a nosostros mismos. Por si esto fuera poco, en los casos en los que sí llegamos a reconocerlos, tendemos a ser tan duros y críticos con nosotros mismos que nos incapacitamos para mejorar o hacer algo al respecto. Timothy Gallwey es autor del best-seller mundial "El juego interior del tenis".

Canadian Journal of History of Sport


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Physical education and training
Page: N.A
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