Games of No Chance

Author: Richard J. Nowakowski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521646529
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Is Nine-Men's Morris, in the hands of perfect players, a win for white or for black--or a draw? Can king, rook, and knight always defeat king and two knights in chess? What can Go players learn from economists? What are nimbers, tinies, switches, minies? This book deals with combinatorial games, that is, games not involving chance or hidden information. Their study is at once old and young: though some games, such as chess, have been analyzed for centuries, the first full analysis of a nontrivial combinatorial game (Nim) only appeared in 1902. This book deals with combinatorial games, that is, games not involving chance or hidden information. Their study is at once old and young: though some games, such as chess, have been analyzed for centuries, the first full anlaysis of a nontrivial combinatorial game (Nim) only appeared in 1902. The first part of this book will be accessible to anyone, regardless of background: it contains introductory expositions, reports of unusual contest between an angel and a devil. For those who want to delve more deeply, the book also contains combinatorial studies of chess and Go; reports on computer advances such as the solution of Nine-Men's Morris and Pentominoes; and new theoretical approaches to such problems as games with many players. If you have read and enjoyed Martin Gardner, or if you like to learn and analyze new games, this book is for you.

Stand by no chance

Author: Renate Bothe
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3732222306
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Eine Hochzeitsreise sollte etwas Besonderes sein. Mit einem Stand by Ticket können wir kostengünstig fliegen. Das Ticket hat nur einen Haken, wir können nur mitfliegen, wenn Plätze im Flugzeug frei sind. Nach 2 wunderschönen Wochen auf Bali folgt der Rückflug, der dann aber alles andere als geplant verläuft.

No Chance

Author: Christy Reece
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345517791
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DO OR DIE Skylar James told a lie to the man she married, and eight years later she still bitterly regrets the deception. Unknown to Skylar, her husband, Gabe Maddox, now lives in the dangerous shadows of elite operatives who rescue victims. When Skylar tries to save a naïve young beauty, kidnappers come after her. For Gabe, Skylar had been his last shot at trust and love. But news of her disappearance battens down his anger and launches him into action. Saving Skylar is Gabe’s only chance for peace and his last chance for happiness. Enjoy more Christy Reece thrills with these sizzling novels From the Paperback edition.

Maddy No Chance

Author: Kristin Carter Rowe
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462839606
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Madison Chance is a misunderstood and oft-teased nine-year old girl who escapes the rigors of elementary school by occasionally sneaking away to the cemetery on an adjacent hill. There, Maddy "No Chance," as she is called by her peers, finds comfort in her unusual discussions with the recently murdered daughter of the towns police chief, Nora Pendleton. Noras murder is unsolved until Maddys unique psychic abilities begin to unravel the secrets surrounding Noras untimely death, secrets so sinister that they threaten the safety of the entire community and even Maddy herself.

More Games of No Chance

Author: Richard Nowakowski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521808323
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This 2003 book documents mathematical and computational advances in Amazons, Chomp, Dot-and-Boxes, Go, Chess, Hex, and more.

No Legs No Jokes No Chance

Author: Sheldon Patinkin
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810119943
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Traces the American musical from its rich beginnings in European opera. This book talks about the infancy of the musical - the revues, operettas, and early musical comedies, as well as the groundbreaking shows like "Oklahoma!" and "Show Boat", with references to how history, literature, fashion, popular music and movies influenced musical theater.

Give Peace a Chance

Author: Melvin Small
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815625599
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This work offers an introduction to the best-known antiwar movement in United States history, written by veterans of the Vietnam War and participants in the movement. It examines how the activities of the movement affected the lives of most Americans.

A CHANCE IN THE WORLD

Author: Steve Pemberton
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1595554165
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A heart-rending but uplifting story of the human spirit’s ability to prevail. From the day he is five-years-old and dropped off at his foster home of the next eleven years, Stephen is mentally and physically tortured. No one in the system can help him. No one can tell him if he has a family. No one can tell him why, with obvious African-American features, he has the last name of Klakowicz. Along the way, a single faint light comes only from a neighbor’s small acts of kindness and caring—and a box of books. From one of those books he learns that he has to fight in any way he can—for victory is in the battle. His victory is to excel in school. Against all odds, the author succeeded. He attended college, graduated, became a successful corporate executive, and married a wonderful woman with whom he established a loving family of his own. Through it, he dug voraciously through records and files and found his history, his birth family—and the ultimate disappointment as some family members embrace him, but others reject him. Readers won’t be the same after reading this powerful story. They will share in the hurts and despair but also in the triumph against daunting obstacles. They will share this story with their family, with their friends, with their neighbors.

Not a Chance

Author: R. C. Sproul
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 144124655X
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Despite claiming unbelief in God or any higher power that may have designed or created the world and all that is in it, modern scientists often write and speak of chance as some kind of being or force that can cause things to happen. In one breath they push the evolution agenda and in the next they say that creatures were "designed" with specific traits. In this classic book, R. C. Sproul and Keith Mathison call the scientific world to employ logic and clarity in their discourse, to leave the word chance as an abstract concept to describe mathematical possibilities rather than an ontological being that can actually cause change. This expanded edition includes a new chapter dealing with the most recent attempts to defend irrational scientific statements. Two new appendices answer critics and review other literature on scientific discoveries that support belief in a Creator God.

Not a Chance

Author: Jessica Treat
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 9781573660891
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These haunting, intricately textured fictions are like individually wrapped dreams recording the struggle of contemporary consciousness for placement and connection.