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Hartston, William Roland 1947-

Overview
Works: 96 works in 305 publications in 2 languages and 4,534 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Popular works  History  Biography  Humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc  FAQs  Handbooks and manuals  Trivia and miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Adapter
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Most widely held works by William Roland Hartston
Chess by William Roland Hartston( Book )

35 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 809 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
The things that nobody knows : 501 mysteries of life, the universe, and everything by William Roland Hartston( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 551 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; traveled to the moon; eliminated smallpox and isolated the fat gene
Better chess by William Roland Hartston( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaches chess strategy and tactics through seventy-five lessons designed for players who already know the fundamentals of the game, divided into elementary, advanced, and master sections
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 358 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 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Win at chess by William Roland Hartston( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 161 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
Even more things that nobody knows : 501 further mysteries of life, the universe and everything by William Roland Hartston( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 117 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
Drunken goldfish & other irrelevant scientific research by William Roland Hartston( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Grünfeld defence by William Roland Hartston( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improve your chess by William Roland Hartston( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn the moves, rules and top strategies which will take you from chess beginner to master
The encyclopedia of useless information by William Roland Hartston( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the superbly satisfying compendium of weird factoids too interesting to be contained in your average encyclopedia
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 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Benoni by William Roland Hartston( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 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 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lists a variety of arithmetical coincidences, statistics, and random information about numbers and figures
The King's Indian Defence by Leonard Barden( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karpov-Korchnoi 1974 by William Roland Hartston( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bumper book of things that nobody knows : 1001 mysteries of life, the universe and everything by William Roland Hartston( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There are many, many things that nobody knows ... Do animals have a sense of humour? Why do we have five fingers? What did Jesus do in his youth? Has human evolution stopped? Can robots become self-aware? What goes on inside a black hole? Bringing together The Things That Nobody Knows and Even More Things That Nobody Knows, this bumper volume takes us on a guided tour of 1,001 gaps in our knowledge of cosmology, mathematics, animal behaviour, medical science, music, art and literature."--
Forgotten treasures, volume 2( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 58 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 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drunken goldfish by William Roland Hartston( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
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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

ויליאם הרטסטון

Languages
English (151)

German (1)