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Inhaltsangabe: Join the master sleuth as he and Dr. Watson examine interrupted chess matches at clubs and country homes, examining the pieces' current positions to identify previous moves. Rather than predicting the outcome of these games, the Baker Street duo focus on past events, using the same variety of logical reasoning that unlocks the secrets to their ever-popular mysteries. Holmes instructs Watson (and us) in the intricacies of retrograde analysis in order to deduce on which square the white queen was captured, whether a pawn has been promoted, and which piece has been replaced by a coin. The mysteries grow increasingly complex, culminating in a double murder perpetrated by the devious Professor Moriarty.
Philosopher and logician Raymond Smullyan brilliantly recaptures the mood of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tales. Readers need only a knowledge of how the pieces move; the first puzzles explain all of the concepts that arise later on. These witty and challenging problems will captivate chess aficionados, puzzle enthusiasts, Sherlock Holmes fans, and everyone who relishes mysteries, crime stories, and tales of detection.
Inhaltsangabe: Join Holmes and Watson as they examine interrupted games to deduce prior moves. A series of increasingly complex chess mysteries culminates in a double murder perpetrated by Professor Moriarty. The master sleuth instructs his companion (and us) in the intricacies of retrograde analysis; readers need only a knowledge of how the pieces move.
Buchbeschreibung Knopf. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2661833318
Buchbeschreibung Knopf. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0394504887I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Knopf, NY, 1979. Wrappers. Buchzustand: Fine. First Edition. This volume got a very positive review from the late puzzle guru Martin Gardner. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 001504
Buchbeschreibung Knopf, 1979. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0394504887
Buchbeschreibung Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1979. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. First edition. A collection of 50 elegant, witty, and altogether unique chess problems, each set within its own Holmes-Watson dialogue. Octavo. Remainder mark to the top edge. The dust jacket is price-clipped, with a pair of minor creases to the front flap. Better than very good. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 063866
Buchbeschreibung Knopf, 1979. Hardcover. Buchzustand: good. 1st. 0394504887. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 498933
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97803945048893.0
Buchbeschreibung Knopf, 1979. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Includes dust jacket. First Edition. First edition hardcover. DJ is in very good condition with light shelfwear, not price clipped. Covered with a brodart and taped to boards. Xlibrary from Thatcher School in Ojai, CA. Well cared for. Minimal stamps. Library bookplate. Binding firm. Content clean. Pocket still present. A solid copy. We have 1.5 million books to choose from -- Ship within 48 hours -- Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000513764
Buchbeschreibung New York: Knopf, 1979. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition. Stated. Near fine in near fine plus price clipped dust jacket. Top 3/8 inch of book is sun faded. Rubber-stamped Random House remainder mark on top edge near spine. Rear panel of dust jacket shows the slightest rubbing, scuffing and wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 100571
Buchbeschreibung Knopf, 1979. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Hardback in very good + condition with very good condition dust jacket. Dust jacket is clipped. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 161748