WorldCat Identities

Hartston, William Roland 1947-

Overview
Works: 88 works in 283 publications in 3 languages and 4,620 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Popular works  History  Biography  Humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Adapter
Classifications: Q162, 794.12
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Roland Hartston
Chess by William Roland Hartston( Book )

38 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and French and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the moves of the chess pieces, elementary tactics in attacking and defensive play, the basic combinations to force checkmate, how to analyze common opening variations, and how to develop strategic game plans
Better chess by William Roland Hartston( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The things that nobody knows : 501 mysteries of life, the universe, and everything by William Roland Hartston( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forward march of human knowledge has deepened our understanding of the universe and flung wide the floodgates of technological advance: we have established that the world came into being more than 4.5 billion years ago; we have deciphered the Rosetta Stone; travelled to the moon; eliminated smallpox and isolated the fat gene
The kings of chess : a history of chess, traced through the lives of its greatest players by William Roland Hartston( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The psychology of chess by William Roland Hartston( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Win at chess by William Roland Hartston( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hartson guides you though every stage of the fame, from the basic moves to the thought processes of world champions. Learn how to attack, defend and fight for control of the board, and get tips on strategic planning that will see you triumph over your opponents
The Benoni by William Roland Hartston( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drunken goldfish & other irrelevant scientific research by William Roland Hartston( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Grünfeld defence by William Roland Hartston( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of numbers : the ultimate compendium of facts about figures by William Roland Hartston( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and German and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best games of C.H. O'D. Alexander by C. H. O'D Alexander( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improve your chess by William Roland Hartston( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn the moves, rules and top strategies which will take you from chess beginner to master
The King's Indian Defence by Leonard Barden( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karpov-Korchnoi 1974 by William Roland Hartston( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The encyclopedia of useless information by William Roland Hartston( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the superbly satisfying compendium of weird factoids too interesting to be contained in your average encyclopedia
Even more things that nobody knows : 501 further mysteries of life, the universe and everything by William Roland Hartston( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

REFERENCE WORKS. There are many, many more things that nobody knows...! Why do we have five fingers? Do animals have a sense of humour? Did the universe have a beginning? What causes deja vu? Why do cats purr? How fast did dinosaurs move? In Even More Things That Nobody Knows, William Hartston once again explores the limits of human knowledge, revealing 501 further mysteries in subjects as diverse as cosmology, mathematics, animal behaviour, medical science, music, art, language and literature. From the trivial to the profound, this is an enthralling and enlightening investigation into the things we just don't know, and which lurk tantalizingly beyond the bounds of our understanding
Forgotten treasures, volume 2( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin book of chess openings by William Roland Hartston( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forgotten treasures( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brilliant chess by William Roland Hartston( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do you want to learn how to play chess but can't figure out the rules? Get a kickstart with this little book which will give you just enough to get you going
 
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Alternative Names
Hartson, William Roland

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Hartston, Bill

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Hartston, W.R.

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Hartston, W. R. (William Roland), 1947-

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Viljams Hartstons

William Hartston angielski szachista

William Hartston britischer Schachspieler und Autor

William Hartston Brits journalist

Хартстон, Уильям

Languages
English (136)

French (3)

German (1)

Covers
Better chessWin at chessThe book of numbers : the ultimate compendium of facts about figuresImprove your chessThe encyclopedia of useless informationForgotten treasures, volume 2Forgotten treasuresBrilliant chess