Advice on betting sports for beginners to experts.
"Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'." Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin! Pottermore has now launched the Wizarding World Book Club. Visit Pottermore to sign up and join weekly Twitter discussions at WW Book Club.
This book is a distillation of Racing Post expert Kevin Pullein's extensive knowledge on how to make money when betting on football. His weekly column in the Post is hugely popular with sports betting fans. In this masterwork Pullein explains how you can work out what is likely to happen during a football match and how you might be able to exploit this knowledge profitably by betting. In each chapter there will be both theory and practice, in separate but complementary sections. The theory will always be simply explained and illustrated, and will satisfy both the more-specialist and the less-experienced reader alike, each of whom will be able to get out of it want they want most - as well as a lot of other things beside.
The Betting Exchange is a new investment opportunity for traders and advanced bettors who want do sports trading and scalping or simply place classic bets, but with the opportunity to drop out at any time through the cash out option. This book explains in a simple but in-depth and exhaustive way all you need to know about the Betting Exchange world-wide, allowing anyone, novices and experts, after careful reading, to start operating successfully in this field. There are chapters dedicated to money management, psychology, sports trading, scalping and the most profitable strategies. There are examples of real bets and practical explanations of the most effective tools such as Betpractice, the tool for calculating the real odds. This book also protects copyright and the "continuous theft of material" on the sites of www.bettingexchange.net network. The preface is by Massimiliano Bancora, former Country Manager at Betfair Italia.
One of the world's most famous novels, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, blends the natural with the supernatural in one of the most magical reading experiences on earth. 'Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice' Gabriel Garcia Marquez's great masterpiece is the story of seven generations of the Buendia family and of Macondo, the town they have built. Though little more than a settlement surrounded by mountains, Macondo has its wars and disasters, even its wonders and its miracles. A microcosm of Columbian life, its secrets lie hidden, encoded in a book, and only Aureliano Buendia can fathom its mysteries and reveal its shrouded destiny. Blending political reality with magic realism, fantasy and comic invention, One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of the most daringly original works of the twentieth century. 'Dazzling' The New York Times
Author: Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Joav Merrick, Daniel T. L. Shek
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Youth gambling represents a potentially serious public policy and health issue. Nevertheless, the rise in youth gambling issues and problems in the global context is not matched with a parallel increase in research on adolescent gambling. As such, there is an urgent need to conduct more studies on adolescent gambling behaviour. Recently significant advances in the knowledge of the risk factors associated with adolescent problems has emerged. This book addresses issues related to prevalence, assessment, prevention and treatment of youth gambling problems as well as concerns related to technological changes associated with youth problem gambling.
The Asia-Pacific Profile
Author: Bernard Eccleston, Michael Dawson, Deborah J. McNamara, Deborah McNamara
Publisher: Psychology Press
The Asia-Pacific Profile offers a unique combination of maps, diagrams, documents, and statistical data covering every state around and within the Pacific: North-East and South-East Asia, the western rim of Central and South America, the Pacific island states, the Russian Far East, North America, and Australia. Key features include over 25 historical and contemporary maps featuring flows of labour, trade, investment, tourists and telecommunications, and empires, wars, colonial struggles and environmental degradation; succinct surveys of historical developments and contemporary political issues; over 500 diagrams depicting key demographic, economic and social changes since 1970 with appendices showing the actual data used and their sources; and key documents that have shaped the Asia-Pacific including founding charters of contemporary organizations such as APEC, ASEAN, NAFTA and the WTO, treaties and declarations that started and later resolved conflicts within and between states over politico-economic issues, and essential social rights documents concerning indigenous peoples. The Asia-Pacific Profile has been designed for those studying or with a general interest in the politics, economics and international relations of the Asia-Pacific region.
The Time of the Hero
Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
Publisher: Faber & Faber
The Time of the Hero has been acclaimed by critics around the world as one of the outstanding Spanish novels of recent decades. In the author's native Peru, this powerful social satire so outraged the authorities that a thousand copies were publicly burned. The novel is set in Leoncio Prado Military Academy in Lima, where a group of cadets attempt to break out of the vicious round of sadistic ragging, military discipline, confinement and boredom. But their pranks set off a cycle of betrayal, murder and revenge which jeopardizes the entire military hierarchy. 'A work of undeniable power and skill.' Sunday Telegraph
The next elegant edition in the Knickerbocker Classics series, this stunning gift edition of the Iliad and the Odyssey is packaged neatly in an elegant slipcase. The Iliad is the epic poem which retells the story of the ten-year siege on Troy by the Greeks. Its sequel, the Odyssey, describes the journey that the triumphant Greek leader, Odysseus, takes back to Greece following the fall of Troy. Together, they are among the oldest pieces of literature in the Western world and have given rise to many modern ideas. Created specially for fans of epic poetry and Homer alike, this exquisitely produced gift edition comes with a cloth binding, ribbon marker, and is packaged neatly in an elegant slipcase. The Iliad and the Odyssey also now features a new introduction and the classic translation by Samuel Butler (1835-1902), truly making this edition of the classics an indispensable classic for every home library.
Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
Publisher: Broadway Books
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read The worldwide bestseller—now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.
Melody in Songwriting
Author: Jack Perricone
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Discover songwriting techniques from the hit makers! This comprehensive guide unlocks the secrets of hit songs, examining them, and revealing why they succeed. Learn to write memorable melodies and discover the dynamic relationships between melody, harmony, rhythm, and rhyme. Fine-tune your craft and start writing hits!
The Shock Doctrine
Author: Naomi Klein
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
The bestselling author of No Logo shows how the global "free market" has exploited crises and shock for three decades, from Chile to Iraq In her groundbreaking reporting over the past few years, Naomi Klein introduced the term "disaster capitalism." Whether covering Baghdad after the U.S. occupation, Sri Lanka in the wake of the tsunami, or New Orleans post-Katrina, she witnessed something remarkably similar. People still reeling from catastrophe were being hit again, this time with economic "shock treatment," losing their land and homes to rapid-fire corporate makeovers. The Shock Doctrine retells the story of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman's free market economic revolution. In contrast to the popular myth of this movement's peaceful global victory, Klein shows how it has exploited moments of shock and extreme violence in order to implement its economic policies in so many parts of the world from Latin America and Eastern Europe to South Africa, Russia, and Iraq. At the core of disaster capitalism is the use of cataclysmic events to advance radical privatization combined with the privatization of the disaster response itself. Klein argues that by capitalizing on crises, created by nature or war, the disaster capitalism complex now exists as a booming new economy, and is the violent culmination of a radical economic project that has been incubating for fifty years.
How did we get from Hollywood to YouTube? What makes Wikipedia so different from a traditional encyclopedia? Has blogging dismantled journalism as we know it? Our media landscape has undergone a seismic shift as digital technology has fostered the rise of "participatory culture," in which knowledge is originated, created, distributed, and evaluated in radically new ways. The Participatory Cultures Handbook is an indispensable, interdisciplinary guide to this rapidly changing terrain. With short, accessible essays from leading geographers, political scientists, communication theorists, game designers, activists, policy makers, physicists, and poets, this volume will introduce students to the concept of participatory culture, explain how researchers approach participatory culture studies, and provide original examples of participatory culture in action. Topics include crowdsourcing, crisis mapping, grid computing, digital activism in authoritarian countries, collaborative poetry, collective intelligence, participatory budgeting, and the relationship between video games and civic engagement. Contributors include: Daren Brabham, Helen Burgess, Clay Calvert, Mia Consalvo, Kelly Czarnecki, David M. Faris, Dieter Fuchs, Owen Gallagher, Clive Goodinson, Alexander Halvais, Cynthia Hawkins, John Heaven, The Jannissary Collective, Henry Jenkins, Barry Joseph, Christopher Kelty, Pierre Lévy, Sophia B. Liu, Rolf Luehrs, Patrick Meier, Jason Mittell, Sarah Pearce, W. James Potter, Howard Rheingold, Suzanne Scott, Benjamin Stokes, Thomas Swiss, Paul Taylor, Will Venters, Jen Ziemke
"What' s the secret to writing a hit song? It' s as simple as 1-2-3-4-5-6! Innovative, practical, and inspiring, Six Steps to Songwriting Successpresents a surefire step-by-step approach to mastering the elements consistently found in hit songs. Author Jason Blume, a songwriter with the rare distinction of having had songs on the Country, Pop, and R&B charts simultaneously, has packed this book with such key aids as the three-step lyric writing technique used by the pros; lyric, melody, and demo checklists; and tools for self-evaluation - plus many other exercises that work. Blume' s warm, humorous style features motivational anecdotes and entertaining stories of how hit songs came to be written and recorded. Get Six Steps to Songwriting Success, and get on the charts!"