The Rating Of Chess Players, Past And Present

    The Rating Of Chess Players, Past And Present
      The Rating Of Chess Players, Past And Present.

      One Of The Most Extraordinary Books Ever Written About Chess And Chessplayers, This Authoritative Study Goes Well Beyond A Lucid Explanation Of How Todays Chessmasters And Tournament Players Are Rated. Twenty Years' Research And Practice Produce A Wealth Of Thought-provoking And Hitherto Unpublished Material On The Nature And Development Of High-level Talent: Just What Constitutes An "exceptional Performance" At The Chessboard? Can You Really Profit From Chess Lessons? What Is The Lifetime Pattern Of Grandmaster Development? Where Are The Masters Born? Does Your Child Have Master Potential? The Step-by-step Rating System Exposition Should Enable Any Reader To Become An Expert On It. For Some It May Suggest Fresh Approaches To Performance Measurement Nad Handicapping In Bowling, Bridge, Golf And Elsewhere. 43 Charts, Diagrams And Maps Supplement The Text. How And Why Are Chessmasters Statistically Remarkable? How Much Will Your Rating Rise If You Work With The Devotion Of A Steinitz? At What Age Should Study Begin? What Toll Does Age Take, And When Does It Begin? Development Of The Performance Data, Covering Hundreds Of Years And Thousands Of Players, Has Revealed A Fresh And Exciting Version Of Chess History. One Of The Many Tables Identifies 500 All-time Chess Greatpersonal Data And Top Lifetime Performance Ratings. Just What Does Government Assistanc Edo For Chess? What Is The Soviet Secret? What Can We Learn From The Icelanders? Why Did The Small City Of Plovdiv Produce Three Grandmasters In Only Ten Years? Who Are The Untitled Dead? Did Euwe Take The Championship From Alekhine On A Fluke? How Would Fischer Fare Against Morphy In A Ten-wins Match? 1t Was Inevitable That Thisfascinating Story Be Written, ' Asserts Fide President Max Euwe, Who Introduces The Book And Recognizes The Major Part Played By Ratings In Today's Burgeoning International Activity. Although This Is The Definitive Ratings Work, With Statistics Alone Sufficient To Place It In Ever Yreference Library, It Was Written By A Gentle Scientist For Pleasurable Reading -for The Enjoyment Of The Truths, The Questions, And The Opportunities It Reveals.

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      ISBN: 9780923891275
      Author: Elo, Arpad E. / Sloan, Sam

    Pride 3 1/4" Pts Microhead Tees
      Pride 3 1/4" Pts Microhead Tees.

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      Category: Tees
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    Softspikes Stealth Pins Golf Cleats
      Softspikes Stealth Pins Golf Cleats.

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    Seemore Giant Fgp Putter
      Seemore Giant Fgp Putter.

      Seemore Giant Fgp Putter Introducing The New Seemore Giant Milled Fgp Putter. It Is 28% Larger Than An Fgp On Each Dimension. The Volume In Cubic Centimeters Is 2.5 Times A Standard Milled Fgp. The Giant Fgp Is Easier To Align The Face Square To The Target Line And Align The Putter Square To The Golfer's Set Up (the Major Benefit Of Rst Technology). The Giant Fgp Has An Oversize Rst Alignment Markings On The Top Line Of The Putter Head With An Oversize Shaft Diameter. It Is More Forgiving, With A Higher Moment Of Inertia, And Extreme Heel/toe Weighting, With Milled Stainless Steel Weights (with Milled Stainless Steel Weights As A Special Order Option Providing Added Feel And Stability.) All Putter Models Have Seemore's Patented Riflescope Technology (rst) Alignment System, For A True Reference Point For Perfect Alignment And Set Up On Every Putt. This Putter Is Face Balanced At Impact Or &lldquo;balanced To Plane”, Meaning It's Dynamically Balanced To The Angle You Putt And Naturally Returns To Square At Impact - Less Manipulation During The Stroke To Keep The Putter Face On The Correct Path. Length 34", 35" Lie 70 Head Weight 365 Grams Head Material 100% Milled Aluminum W/milled Ss Weights Loft 2.5 Degrees Face Balanced At Impact Yes Check Out The Seemore Guarantee Anyone Purchasing A Seemore Putter From Seemore Or Any Of Our Authorized Retail Partners Will Find A Company Standing Firmly Behind Its Products And Thekr Performance. You Will Become Part Of Our Extended Family Of Passionate Players Who Love To Roll The Rock And Cherishh The Lifelong Pursuit Of An Improved Putting Game. Anyone Owning A Seemore Putter May Contact The Company At Any Time With Any Questions About Their Puttung, Their Putting Stroke, Or Their Passion For The Product. We Welcome This Dialogue! We Stand Behind Our Product. Seemore Putters Will Engage The Golfer In The Possibility Of A New And Improved Putting Stroke Through A Consistent And Repeatable Putting System. We Will Help You Get There, We Promise! We Look Forward To Your Putting Us To This Test And Becoming Another Of Our Valued Customers.

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      ID: Seemor
      Category: Mens, putters
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    Odyssey Works Versa Marxman Fang Putter W/flatso Grip
      Odyssey Works Versa Marxman Fang Putter W/flatso Grip.

      Odyssey Works Versa Marxman Fang Putter W/flatso Grip The Odyssey Works Versa Marxman Fang Putter Is A Progressive Mallet Design With Perimeter-weighted Fangs, Marxman Hi-def Alignment, A Double-bend Shaft And Full-shaft Offset. Features: Feel Meets Roll, Dual Fang Stability And Marxman Alignment - The Odyssey Works Versa Arxman Fang Putter Is Designed To Give You All The Alignment You Need, Because The Most Important Part Of Putting Is Starting The Ball On Your Intended Line. You Know That. This Putter Takes The 2-ball Fang Chassis That's One Of The Best Selling Models In The World And Adds Hi-def Linear Alignmeent From Our Proven Marxman Technology. This Model Has Our Best Feeling, Most Trusted Insert Ever And Quicker Roll That Gets The Ball Into A Pure Roll Faster. And We Combine That Insert With Major-winning Alignment, The Stability That Makes It An Accuracy Machine From The Perimeter-weighted Fangs, And The Marxman High-definition Alignment Strip. Yes, You Really Get All That Proven Technology In One Putter. We Hope You're Ready For It. Quicker Roll With Fusion Rx - We've Taken Our Most Legendary Insert Of All~time That's Our Best Feeling, Best Selling, With The Most Tour Wins And Combined It With Unbelievable New Roll Technology For The Fusion Rx Insert. It's Where Feel Meets Roll As We Couple The White Hot Insert With Ultra Thin Stainless Steel Mesh And Our Patented Metal-x Roll Pattern. There Are No Compromises, And It Has Faster Roll Than The White Hot Insert, So It Reduces Skidding And Gets The Ball Into A Pure Roll Faster. Stability And Forgiveness From Our Dual Fang Chassis - We've Taken The Dual Fang Chassis From Our 2-ball Fang (the Most Accurate 2-ball Of All Time) And Used The Chassis To Position The Clubhead's Weight To The Perimeter. This Increases Moi, Resulting In More Stability, More Accuracy And Better Contol. High-definition Marxman Alignment - The Two Alignment Stripes Run The Entire Length Of The Putterhead To Help You Frame The Ball And Find Your Target Line. Major-winning Versa Alignment - You've Seen How The World's Best Players Trust This Visionary Alignment. The Silver And Black Contrast Lets Your Eyes Key In On The Linear Designs To Highlight The Proper Face Angle From Address To Impact For Alignment Throughout Your Putting Stroke. Details: Lie Angle: 70? Head Weight: 360g Loft: 3? Offset: Full Shaft Head Type: Mallet Grip: Flatso

      Manufacturer: Odyssey
      ID: Odysse
      Category: Mens, putters
      SKU: 10131204

    Ncaa Bucket Ii Cooler Cart Bag
      Ncaa Bucket Ii Cooler Cart Bag.

      Ncaa Bucket Ii Cooler Cart Bag The Bucket Ii Cooler Cart Bag Features The Latest Innovations And Abundant Storage For The Modern Golfer. The Bucket Insulated Thermal-lined Beverage Pocket With Integrated Drainage Port Fulfills All Your Hydration Needs. Velour Lined Valuables Pockets Feature Waterproof Bonded Zippers. A Dedicated Range Finder Pocket Keeps Your Range Finder Readily Available While Providing Protection From Scuffs, Wear And The Elements. Dual Apparel Pockets, Accessory Pocket And Ball Pocket Give The Bucket Ii Cooler Cart Bag First-rate Organization And Functionality. Features: Cart Strap Pass Thru Is Purposefully Engineered To Attach Securely To Your Cart Without Hindering Pocket Access. 14-way Organizer Top, With Front Putter Well, Provides Superior Club Management. Molded Rubber Handles Provide Easy Loading And Transport. Rounded Pocket Openings Allow Easier Access To Pocket Contents. Other Features Include, Oversized Towel Ring, Glove Patch, Three-point Umbrella Holding System, Removable Rain Hood, And Integrated Pen Sleeve. The Bucket Ii Cooler Cart Abg Is Constructed Of Ultra-lightweight 210d Nylon In Vibrant Collegiate Colors And Is Embellished With Six Collegiate Trademarks And Coordinating Team Colors Allow You To Prominently Display Your Support Concerning Your Favorite University.

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      Category: Mens, cart Bag
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    Adidas Ultimate Tonal Stripe Men's Pants
      Adidas Ultimate Tonal Stripe Men's Pants.

      Adidas Ultimate Tonal Stripe Men's Pants Features: Wicking, Stretch Fabrication For Moisture Control And Range Of Motion Stretch Waistband For Mobility And Comfort Silicone Adidas? Printed Gripper Keeps Shirts Tucked In Micro-stripe Tonal Vertical Striping 88% Polyester/12% Elastane Water Repellent Finish

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    Xxio Prime9 Driver
      Xxio Prime9 Driver.

      Xxio Prime9 Driver The New Xxio Prime9 Driver Features Many Luxurious Details. Accenting The Traditional Gold Coloring Of The Xxio Prime Series With A Platinum Color Scheme Gives The New Line A Sense Of Added Maturity And Opulence. The Addition Of Royal Dark Purple To The Head Provides A Finished Elegance That Complements The Platinum Gold Sole To Give The Entire Xxio Prime Series A Renewed Image. The Three-toned Shaft Has Silver Coloring At The Top, Gold In The Middle And Black At The Bottom End. The Tonal Coloring Expresses The Flexibility Of The Top And Bottom Ends, And The Head Has Been Color Coordinated To Match. The New Xxio Prime Driver, The Most Famous Product Of The Xxio Prime Family, Has Four Key Performance Features That Help Generate Longer, More Consistent Distance Performance For The Target Player: The New Xxio Prime Sp-900 Graphite Shaft Made By Xxio In Japan, The Sp-900 Promotes Faster Head Speed. The Unique Layered Structure And Materials Allow The Sp-900 Graphite Shaft To Be Extended To 46 Inches, And It Is Also 2 Grams Lighter Than The Previous Shaft Model To Help Increase Head Speed. The Lighter Shaft Has Also Allowed For The Creation Of A Driver Grip That Is 2 Grams Lighter, Helping Promote More Speed Coming Into Impact. A Powerful Draw Bias An Advanced Material Called Stretch-fill In The Tip Section Of The Sp-900 Shaft Adds Flexibility To Help The User More Easily Square The Head At Impact And Encourage A Draw. By Contouring The Toe And Back Of The Club Head And Expanding The Size And Body Thickness Of The Heel Area, The New Xxio Prime Driver Head Shape Provides A Draw-biased Image At Address To Promote A Straighter, More Powerful Trajectory. Head Designed For Increased Forgiveness The New Xxio Prime Driver Features The Wing Cup Face. Developed For The Xxio9 Series, It Expands The Size Of The High-cor Area In The Heel And Toe For A Wider Sweet Spot. Combined With The New Sole Channel Structure, Which Allows For Better Face Flexibility At Impact - Especially In The Lower Face - The New Xxio Prime Driver Provides Increased Forgiveness To Promote Faster, More Consistent Ball Speed. Lower, Deeper Center Of Gravity Two Grams Have Been Saved In The New Lightweigh Crown, Enabling An Optimal Redistribution Of Surplus Weight. In Combination With The Shallow Back Shape, That Facilitates A Lower And Deeper Cg, And A Higher Moi. Overall, These Features Promote Better Launch And Accuracy. Features: Face Material: Titanium (super-tic Plus For Xxio) Body Material: 811 Titanium + Stainless Steel Weight Forged Face With Vacuum Precision Cast Body Head Volume: 460 Shaft: Xxio Prime Sp-900 Graphite Grip: Xxio Prime Original Full Rubber

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      ID: Xxio
      Category: Mens, drivers
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    Nike  Women?s Heritage86 Performance Hat
      Nike Women?s Heritage86 Performance Hat.

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      Manufacturer: Nike
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    Command Q4 Fairway Woods
      Command Q4 Fairway Woods.

      If You Like The Features Of The Command Ti Driver You Are Going To Love The Matching Fairway Woods. The Command Q4 Fairway Woods Feature A Low Profile Design With Added Weights In The Rear Of The Club Which Helps Make This A Very Easy Club To Hit. The Two Rear Weights Are Positioned To Help Improve Trajectory Without Having To Sacrifice Distance. Club Head Was Designed With A Classic Look And Feel In The Address Position Giving You Confidence You Are Going To Hit A Pure Shot At The Address Position. The Weights Have Been Position For A Neutral Ball. If You Are Considering A Command Fairway Wood, The Is A Perfect Complement. Are Available Too! This Club Is Available In Custom Lengths And Flexes. Click For More Info.

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      SKU: Woods.command.fw

    Innova I - Dye Pro Wraith Golf Disc
      Innova I - Dye Pro Wraith Golf Disc.

      Note: Each Disc Is Individually Dyed With Bold Colors And Exciting Designs. No Two Are Exactly Alike. Photo Shown As Examples. The Wraith Is A Long Stable Distance Driver With Speed Glide And Accuracy. This Wraith Can Provide Great Distance For Players Of All Skill Levels. It Is An Excellent Downwind Driver That Also Performs Predictably Into The Wind.

      Manufacturer: Innova
      ID: Idyeprowraith
      Category: Sports Gear, gt, disc Golf, gt, distance Drivers
      SKU: 158574

    Charter Products Batman Driver Headcover - Batman
      Charter Products Batman Driver Headcover - Batman.

      Keep Your Club Head Protected While Having A Little Fun With The Batman? Headcover From Charter Golf Products Fits Drivers Up To 460cc In Size.

      Manufacturer: Charter Products
      ID: 21804
      Category: Golf, gt, accessories
      SKU: 1003244

    Wholesale-golf Staff Bag Winwin Golf Cart Bag 3color Can Mix Bag Color With Golf Bag Cover Ems Free Shipping
      Wholesale-golf Staff Bag Winwin Golf Cart Bag 3color Can Mix Bag Color With Golf Bag Cover Ems Free Shipping.

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    Golf Clubs Xxio9 Mp900 10.5 Loft Regular Flex Graphite Shaft 1pc Mp900 Golf Driver Right Hand
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      Category: Drivers
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    10pcsx Golf Ball Pick Up Tool Back Saver Claw Put On Putter Grip Retriever Grabber Popular Golf Sports
      10pcsx Golf Ball Pick Up Tool Back Saver Claw Put On Putter Grip Retriever Grabber Popular Golf Sports.

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      SKU: 262580372

    Wholesale- High Quality Plastic Push Pull Bike Car Trolley Golf Umbrella Holder Golfing Stand Support Adjustable Black
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    Vw Polo Passat B5 B6 Golf 4 5 6 Touran Bora Jetta 3+1 4 Buttons Replacement Car Key Shell With Red Panic Button
      Vw Polo Passat B5 B6 Golf 4 5 6 Touran Bora Jetta 3+1 4 Buttons Replacement Car Key Shell With Red Panic Button.

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    Dream On: One Hack Golfer's Challenge To Break Par In A Year
      Dream On: One Hack Golfer's Challenge To Break Par In A Year.

      Meet John Richardson, A Typical Weekend Golfer Who Enjoys The Game But Can Tbreak 100. But Richardson Differs From The Average 24-handicapper In One Crucialway. He S Determined To Break Par Within A Year At The Local Golf Course Whileworking In A Demanding Full-time Job And Trying His Best To Remain A Good Husbandand Father. Famed Scottish Golfer/commentator Sam Torrance Advises Johnto Dream On And Pga Tour Pro Darren Clarke Tells Him That Three Years Wouldbe A More Realistic Time Frame. Think On Is The Hilarious And Inspiring Story Ofhow John Achieved The Seemingly Impossible From How The Initial Challengetook Shape To That Glorious Day, Smaller Than One Year Later, When He Broke Par Andplayed The Best Round Of His Life.

      SKU: 16605674
      ISBN: 9781616085988
      Author: Richardson, John

    Core Performance Golf: The Revolutionary Training And Nutrition Program For Success On And Off The Course
      Core Performance Golf: The Revolutionary Training And Nutrition Program For Success On And Off The Course.

      The Core Performance Phenomenon Continues-with This New Book That Combines The Effectiveness Of The Author's Revolutionary Training System And The Enormous Popularity Of Golf. Mark Verstegen, Who Has Trained Hundreds Of Elite Athletes Here And Abroad At His Athletes' Performance Institutes, Among Them Many Pga And Lpga Golfers, Now Shares With Every Golfer The Methods That Have Helped The Pros Develop Their Explosive Power And Strength. In "core Performance Golf, " Golfers Will Discover: A Training Program That Is Ideally Suited To Developing The Golf Swing Because So Much Of The Swing, Like The Core Program Itself, Depends On Rotation And Movementexercises Designed To Help Them Create More Torque And Balance, Thus Adding Yards To Drives And Precision To Shots A Conditioning And Nutrition Regimen That Will Build Strength, Power, And Stamina, While Reducing The Risk Of Injuries And Speeding Recovery Time Sidebar Quotes And Tips From Famous Goolfers The Author Has Worked With

      SKU: 7303026
      ISBN: 9781594866043
      Author: Verstegen, Mark / Williams, Pete / Lehman, Tom

    Age Is Not A Handicap: A Complete Guide To Playing Great Golf For Seniors
      Age Is Not A Handicap: A Complete Guide To Playing Great Golf For Seniors.

      From One Of "golf "magazine's Top 50 Teacchers Of The Year, Fundamental Instruction For Senior Golfers Of All Skill Levels Golf Can Be Enjoyed Forever, As Evidenced By The Millions Of Seniors Playing Today. In "age Is Not A Handicap," Instructor Jay Morelli Provides A Thorough Improvement Plan For Players Over 50. With Helpful Step-by-step Photographs And Practice Drills, Morelli Offers Solid Instruction On: Game Fundamentals Choosing And Using The Right Equipment Getting Good Nutrition Mastering The Mental Game Exercising And Stretching To Stay In Playing Shape By Following This Comprehensive Program, Seniors Will Discover That Their Best Golf Is Still Ahead Of Them.

      SKU: 254511
      ISBN: 9780071444163
      Author: Morelli, Jay / Morelli Jay

    Pro Golf
      Pro Golf.

      This Eight-volume Series Highlights The Best Moments In Sports Around The World. From Wimbledon To The Super Bowl, The World Series To The Olympics, These Books Highlight The Trials And Triumphs Of Professional Sports Figures And Young Amateurs. - Dramatic, Engaging, Full-color Action Photos - Timeline Of Sports Moments In History

      SKU: 6959367
      ISBN: 9781562396947
      Author: Italia, Bob

    Miracle At Merion: The Inspiring Story Of Ben Hogan's Amazing Comeback And Victory At The 1950 U.s. Open
      Miracle At Merion: The Inspiring Story Of Ben Hogan's Amazing Comeback And Victory At The 1950 U.s. Open.

      Legendary Sportswriter Red Smith Characterized Ben Hogan'scomeback From A Near-fatal Automobile Crash In February1949 As "the Most Remarkable Feat In The History Of Sports." Nearlysixty Years Later, That Statement Still Rings True. The Crowningmoment Of Hogan's Comeback Was His Dramatic Victory In The1950 U.s. Open At Merion Golf Club Near Philadellphia, Wherehis Battered Legs Could Barely Carry Him On The 36-hole Final Day.miracle At Merion Tells The Active Story Of Hogan's Triumph Overadversity-the Rarely-performed Surgery That Saved His Life, Themonths Of Rehabilitation When He Couldn't Even Hit A Golf Ball, Hisstunning Return To Competition At The Los Angeles Open, And, Finally, The U.s. Open Triumph That Returned Him To The Pinnacleof The Game.while Hogan Was Severely Injured In Th E Accident, Fracturing Hispelvis, Collarbone, Rib, And Ankle, His Life Wasn't In Danger Until Twoweeks Later When Blood Clots Developed In His Leg, Necessitatingemergency Surgery. Hogan Didn't Leave The Hospital Until April Anddidn't Even Touch A Golf Club Until August. It Wasn't Until November, More Than Nine Months After The Accident, That He Was Able Togo To The Range To Hit Balls. Hogan's Performance At The Los Angelesopen In Early January Convinced Hollywood To Make A Movieout Of His Life And Comeback (follow The Sun, Starring Glenn Ford).five Months Later, Hogan Completed His Miraculous Comeback Bywinning The U.s. Open In A Riveting 36-hole Playoff Against Lloydmangrum And George Fazio, Permanently Cementing His Legacy Asone Of The Sport's True Legends.

      SKU: 7445133
      ISBN: 9781616080822
      Author: Barrett, David

    The Quote Verifier: Who Said What, Where, And When
      The Quote Verifier: Who Said What, Where, And When.

      Our Language Is Full Of Hundreds Of Quotations That Are Often Cited But Seldom Confirmed. Ralph Keyes's "the Quote Verifier "considers Not Only Classic Misquotes Such As "nice Guys Finish Last," And "play It Again, Sam," But More Surprising Ones Such As "ain't I A Woman?" And "golf Is A Good Walk Spoiled," As Well As The Origins Of Popular Sayings Such As "the Opera Ain't Over Till The Fat Lady Sings," "no One Washes A Rented Car," And "make My Day." Keyes's In-depth Research Routinely Confounds Widespread Assumptions Aabout Who Said What, Where, And When. Organized In Easy-to-access Dictionary Form, "the Quote Verifier" Also Contains Special Sections Highlighting Commonly Misquoted People And Genres, Such As Yogi Berra And Oscar Wilde, Famous Last Words, And Misremembered Movie Lines. An Invaluable Resource For Not Just Those With A Professional Need To Quote Accurately, But Anyone At All Who Is Interested In The Roots Of Words And Phrases, "the Quote Verifier" Is Not Only A Fascinating Piece Of Literary Sleuthing, " "but Also A Great Read.

      SKU: 932510
      ISBN: 9780312340049
      Author: Keyes, Ralph

    Road Trip Trivia: A Big Book Of Backseat Brainteasers
      Road Trip Trivia: A Big Book Of Backseat Brainteasers.

      It Is A Truth Universally Acknowledged That Backseat Occupants On A Trip Of Any Duration Are In Serious Peril Of Dying Of Boredom. Just Ask Them. Klutz Has Addressed This Crisis Before With Gratifying Success (think Kids Travel, The Only Activity Book You'll Ever Need, Etc.), But Reports Indicate That The "are-we-there-yet" Syndrome Is Still Epidemic. So This Time We're Unleashing Our Most Powerful Boredom-buster Yet: Goofball Trivia. Here's How It Works: Each Page Has Five Questions. Next To Each Question, On The Rigid Extended Back Cover, Is A Peg. Answer Each Question By Sliding The Peg To The Multiple-choice Answer You Think Is Right. Flip The Book Over To See The Correct Answers, Along With Some Amusing, Amazing Yet All-too-true Explanations. Why Do Pirates Wear Earrings? What's In The Center Of A Golf Ball? Do Crabs Ever Climb Trees? Did Napoleon Fear House Cats? Why Do Astronauts Get Two Inches Taller In Outer Space? Does Pondering Fundamentally Inconsequential Information Like This Make The Miles Fly? Do Bedbugs Bark? (answers: Yes And, Believe It Or Not, Yes.)

      SKU: 7050270
      ISBN: 9781570548253
      Author: Klutz Press / The Editors Of Klutz

    Zagat To Go Pack San Francisco [with Cdrom]
      Zagat To Go Pack San Francisco [with Cdrom].

      The Perfect Pack When You?re On The Go. Includes Zagat To Go (for Pdas And Mobile Phone) Software And The San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants 2008 Guide. Save When You Buy The Zagat To Go Pack San Francisco (sold Separately For $44.90 Retail Value) With Zagat To Go You?ll Enjoy Ratings And Reviews For Over 30,000 Of The World's Best Restaurants, Nightspots, Hotels And Golf Courses ? All On Your Palm Treo, Blackberry Or Windows Mobile Smartphone.

      SKU: 7046429
      ISBN: 9781570069253
      Author: Zagat Survey

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