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Everything Bad Is Good For You

Author : Steven Johnson
ISBN : 1101158018
Genre : Social Science
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From the New York Times bestselling author of How We Got To Now and Farsighted Forget everything you’ve ever read about the age of dumbed-down, instant-gratification culture. In this provocative, unfailingly intelligent, thoroughly researched, and surprisingly convincing big idea book, Steven Johnson draws from fields as diverse as neuroscience, economics, and media theory to argue that the pop culture we soak in every day—from Lord of the Rings to Grand Theft Auto to The Simpsons—has been growing more sophisticated with each passing year, and, far from rotting our brains, is actually posing new cognitive challenges that are actually making our minds measurably sharper. After reading Everything Bad is Good for You, you will never regard the glow of the video game or television screen the same way again. With a new afterword by the author.
Category: Social Science

Books About Video Games

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1155162374
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (books not included). Pages: 31. Chapters: 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die, 21st Century Game Design, Andrew Rollings and Ernest Adams on Game Design, A Theory of Fun for Game Design, Bits, Sticks, and Buttons., Blue Wizard Is About To Die!, Chris Crawford on Game Design, Designing Virtual Worlds, Everything Bad Is Good for You, Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter, Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks, Frog Trainer's Handbook, From Sun Tzu to Xbox, Fun Inc, Game Design: From Blue Sky to Green Light, Game Design: Theory and Practice, Game Design Workshop, Game Over (book), Grand Theft Childhood, Halcyon Days (book), Half-Life 2: Raising the Bar, High Score!: The Illustrated History of Electronic Games, Ken Uston's Guide to Buying and Beating the Home Video Games, List of books about video games, List of novels based on video games, Masters of Doom, Nintendo Player's Guide, Phoenix: The Fall & Rise of Videogames, Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life, Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System, Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts, Rules of Play, SMARTBOMB: The Quest for Art, Entertainment, and Big Bucks in the Videogame Revolution, The Art of Computer Game Design, The Book of Games Volume 1, The Book of Games Volume 2, The King's Quest Companion, Trigger Happy (book), Video Game Bible, What to Do After You Hit Return or P.C.C.'s First Book of Computer Games. Excerpt: The following is a list of books on computer and video games, which range from development, theory, history, to art books. See also: List of books based on computer and video games. 8 Bits of Wisdom: Video Game Lessons for Real Life's Endbosses(ISBN 978-1466328860) by Andy SchindlerAndrew Rollings and Ernest Adams on Game Design(ISBN 1-59273-001-9) by Andrew Rollings, Ernest W. Adams.The Art of Computer Game Design(ISBN 0-88134-117-7) by Chris Crawford is attributed by Wolf & Perron in The Video Game Theory Reader as being the first book devoted to the theory of video games. It was originally published in Berkeley, California by McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media in 1984. The original edition is now out-of-print but available for free download from a site maintained by Washington State University, Vancouver.Character Development and Storytelling for Games(ISBN 1-59200-353-2) by Lee Sheldon. This book is part of the Game Development Series.The Art of Gaming and Cloning(ISBN 1-69999-353-2) by Brandy Manda. This book is part of the Skills to Go Series.Chris Crawford on Interactive Storytelling(ISBN 0-321-27890-9) by Chris Crawford.Creating Emotion in Games: The Craft and Art of Emotioneering(ISBN 1-59273-007-8) by David Freeman.Designing Virtual Worlds(ISBN 0-1310-1816-7) by Richard Bartle. Definitive work on MMO/virtual world development.Developing Online Games: An Insider's Guide(ISBN 1-59273-000-0) by Jessica Mulligan, Bridgette Patrovsky.Digital Gameplay: Essays on the Nexus of Game and Gamer(ISBN 0-7864-2292-0) edited by Nate Garrelts.Expressive Processing: Digital Fictions, Computer Games, and Software Studies(ISBN 978-0262013437) by Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Assistant Professor at University of California, Santa Cruz.Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter(ISBN 978-0-307-37870-5) by Tom BissellFun Inc.: why games are the 21st century's most serious business(ISBN 0-7535-1985-2) written by Tom Chatfield. A cultural and intellectual exploration of the multiple roles played by games i

Communicating Politics Online

Author : Chapman Rackaway
ISBN : 9781137437976
Genre : Political Science
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The world of political communication is morphing almost constantly into new areas and realities. Online-only news, Web 2.0 user-created content, hyperlocal news, and the rise of the Twittersphere have all contributed to an ever-changing media environment. Communicating Politics Online captures the constant change of new online media.
Category: Political Science


Author : Willy Vlautin
ISBN : 9780571250134
Genre : Fiction
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'Vlautin is nothing less than the Dylan of the dislocated.' Independent on Sunday At twenty-two, Allison Johnson is a lost young woman in need of a new start. Down among the lowlifes in Las Vegas, clinging to drink and to Jimmy, the abusive boyfriend whose child she is expecting, she has hit rock bottom. So when the opportunity arises to escape, Allison knows she must take it. She reaches Reno with just a few dollars and her ever-present best friend - Paul Newman. And as she struggles to start a better life it is imaginary conversations with the movie star's greatest characters and real acts of kindness from people she barely knows that might just rescue her from the difficult world she has found herself in. 'Vlautin has written the American novel I've been hoping to find.' George Pelecanos 'A compassionate look at everyday, ordinary people struggling to make a new life for themselves in America.' Herald
Category: Fiction

Everything Is Bad For You

Author : David S. French
ISBN : 140225105X
Genre : Humor
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You've heard about the latest studies and you've read the conflicting reports. You were right to be suspicious-the strange reality is that everything is bad for you. Everything from carpets to camping to water to Norman, Oklahoma, endangers your health, your sense of well-being and ultimately, your sanity. Discover the disturbingly amusing truth: sunscreen is bad for you whether you use it or not-and so is everything else!
Category: Humor

Future Perfect

Author : Steven Johnson
ISBN : 9780141974927
Genre : Political Science
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What connects the "miracle on the Hudson" to the planning of the French railway system, or the mysterious outbreak of strange smells in downtown Manhattan to the invention of the Internet? With his characteristic flair for multidisciplinary storytelling, Steven Johnson shows in Future Perfect that what lies behind these and many other fascinating human stories is the concept of networked thinking. Exploring a new vision of progress, Johnson argues that networked thinking holds the key to an incredible range of human achievements, and can transform everything from local government to drug research to arts funding and education. Future Perfect paints a compelling portrait of a new model of political change that is already on the rise, and shows that despite Western political systems hopelessly gridlocked by old ideas, change for the better can happen, and that new solutions are on the horizon. 'If you're a pessimist-and chances are you are-you should read Future Perfect. In fact, read it even if you're an optimist, because Mr. Johnson's book will give you lots of material to brighten the outlook of your gloomy friends...it envisions a new political movement' Wall Street Journal 'An informative, tech-savvy and provocative vision of a new and more democratic public philosophy. A breath of fresh air a breath of fresh air in an age of gridlock, cynicism and disillusionment' San Francisco Chronicle 'A buoyant and hopeful book ... Future Perfect reminds us we already have the treatment. We just need to use it' Boston Globe Steven Johnson is the US bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From, The Invention of Air, The Ghost Map, and Everything Bad Is Good for You, and is the editor of the anthology The Innovator's Cookbook. He is the founder of a variety of influential websites - most recently, outside.in - and writes for Time, Wired, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He lives in Marin County, California, with his wife and three sons.
Category: Political Science

How To Do Everything Wrong In Real Estate And Still Be Successful

Author : Franklin Cruz
ISBN : 9781456614249
Genre : Business & Economics
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With Real Estate Investing at it's ALL TIME PEAK NOW is the time to make a Financial IMPACT for yourself. FAST, Simple and NO BS.. That is what this book is about. This is a STEP by STEP guide on Real Estate Investing NOW. How to find your FIRST DEAL ? How to develop a POWER TEAM ? Are you interested in knowing the TRUTH about Real Estate Investing? Do you want to know the inner secrets the "EW"-GURU's will not tell you? This book is written by an experienced Military Veteran turned "REAL" real estate Investor.
Category: Business & Economics

The Good The Bad And Everything Inbetween

Author : Phoenix Saige Whytock
ISBN : 1463444265
Genre : Fiction
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Imagine... losing your best friend or falling in love with your best friend. What would you feel if you were abused every day by your husband? Or worked as a hooker on the corner market? What if you had a crappy job at the local supermarket and couldn’t pay your rent? What if you lived in the French countryside, your life filled with happiness, sadness, loss, love, and life? What if life wasn’t as simple as black and white? What if it was something else? Grey, with all the problems and complications of life, with all the ups’ and downs’. How would you cope? Would you crumble and fall? Or would you survive? The characters of, The Good, the bad, and Everything Inbetween, know the outcome of the story; now it’s your turn to turn the page and begin the journey.
Category: Fiction

Primal Leadership With A New Preface By The Authors

Author : Daniel Goleman
ISBN : 9781422168042
Genre : Business & Economics
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This is the book that established “emotional intelligence” in the business lexicon—and made it a necessary skill for leaders. Managers and professionals across the globe have embraced Primal Leadership, affirming the importance of emotionally intelligent leadership. Its influence has also reached well beyond the business world: the book and its ideas are now used routinely in universities, business and medical schools, and professional training programs, and by a growing legion of professional coaches. This refreshed edition, with a new preface by the authors, vividly illustrates the power—and the necessity—of leadership that is self-aware, empathic, motivating, and collaborative in a world that is ever more economically volatile and technologically complex. It is even timelier now than when it was originally published. From bestselling authors Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee, this groundbreaking book remains a must-read for anyone who leads or aspires to lead. Also available in ebook format wherever ebooks are sold.
Category: Business & Economics

Where Good Ideas Come From

Author : Steven Johnson
ISBN : 9780141033402
Genre : Creative thinking
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FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'Exhilarating . . . An entirely new way of looking at almost everything' GUARDIAN Where do good ideas come from? And what do we need to know and do to have more of them? Here Steven Johnson identifies the seven key principles of innovation, including: A slow hunch can be much more valuable than a Eureka moment The connected 'hive mind' is smarter than the lone thinker Where you think matters just as much as what you're thinking The best ideas come from building on the ideas and inventions of others From the Renaissance to satellites, medical breakthroughs to social media, Charles Darwin to Marconi, Steven Johnson shows how, by recognizing where and how patterns of creativity occur, we can all discover the secrets of inspiration. 'A huge diversity of bright ideas' FINANCIAL TIMES 'Johnson finds new and original things to say about the nature of innovation, and the different forms it can take' ECONOMIST, BOOKS OF THE YEAR 'An enthralling work full of counter-intuitive insights' DAILY MAIL
Category: Creative thinking