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The international scramble for scrabble supremacy. Heartbreak, triumph, genius and obsession. Superb! Hardback first edition. Looks unread. Protected perfect jckaet. Rare book, essential for scrabble fans. 0.0 0.0 0.0. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002850
Reseña del editor: For many, Scrabble is merely a board game. For others it is an intellectual pilgrimage, a balancing act between language and mathematics, simultaneously joyful and frustrating. In Word Freak Stefan Fatsis charts the history and theory of the game alongside his own rise from livingroom player to competitive shark, and affords us a glimpse into the extraordinary world of the brilliant geeks and misfit savants who populate the highest ranks of the game. The top Scrabble players marshal the weird, hidden forces of the mind in their quest for greatness; they form cliques and petty jealousies; schadenfraude is a popular sensation; their favourite noise is that of a shaking bag of small tiles. In an effort to understand the depth of obsession plumbed by the players, Fatsis meets experts in neurochemistry, memory, linguistics and probability, as well as those players who form Scrabble's darker underworld. Witty and profound, Word Freak is about sports and competition, the human mind and its interior workings, drive, desire and loneliness. And huge lists of words with no meaning at all.
Titel: Word Freak: A Journey into the Eccentric ...
Verlag: Yellow Jersey Press
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine
Auflage: 1st Edition.
Buchbeschreibung YELLOW JERSEY PRESS, 2001. Zustand: Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers GRP94661185
Buchbeschreibung Yellow Jersey Press, 2001. Soft Cover, Zustand: As New /. First Edition, Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 004694
Buchbeschreibung Yellow Jersey Press,UK, 2001. Hardcover. Zustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 1st Edition.... UK1ST.EDITION.1ST.PRINTING.NEAR FINE HARDBACK IN NEAR FINE DUSTWRAPPER. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng Language: eng. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 16....HH'''DD
Buchbeschreibung Yellow Jersey Press, London, 2001. Trade Paperback. Zustand: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 011326
Buchbeschreibung Yellow Jersey Press, London, 2001. Hardcover. Zustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. diagrammatic (illustrator). First Edition. in original black papered hardcover binding, with a photographic illustrated dust jacket. Slight yellowing of the page edges. No other damage to describe. In this book the author charts the history and theory of the game alongside his own rise from living room player the content of chart, and affords us a glimpse into the extraordinary world of the brilliant geeks and misfit savants who populate the highest ranks of the game. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XII, 372. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: diagrammatic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Games & Gaming. ISBN: 0224060600. ISBN/EAN: 9780224060608. Inventory No: 0237101. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 0237101