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A Game Of Their Own

Author : Jennifer Ring
ISBN : 9780803269941
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 49.68 MB
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In 2010 twenty American women were selected to represent Team USA in the fourth Women's Baseball World Cup in Caracas, Venezuela; most Americans, however, had no idea such a team even existed. A Game of Their Own chronicles the largely invisible history of women in baseball and offers an account of the 2010 Women's World Cup tournament. Jennifer Ring includes oral histories of eleven members of the U.S. Women's National Team, from the moment each player picked up a bat and ball as a young girl to her selection for Team USA. Each story is unique, but they share common themes that will resonate with young female players and fans alike: facing skepticism and taunts from players and parents when taking the batter's box or the pitcher's mound, self-doubt, the unceasing pressure to switch to softball, and eventual acceptance by their baseball teammates as they prove themselves as ballplayers. These racially, culturally, and economically diverse players from across the country have ignored the message that their love of the national pastime is "wrong." Their stories come alive as they recount their battles and most memorable moments playing baseball--the joys of exceeding expectations and the pleasure of honing baseball skills and talent despite the lack of support. With exclusive interviews with players, coaches, and administrators, A Game of Their Own celebrates the U.S. Women's National Team and the excellence of its remarkable players. In response to the jeer "No girls allowed!" these are powerful stories of optimism, feistiness, and staying true to oneself.
Category: Social Science

Beating The Casinos At Their Own Game

Author : Peter Svoboda
ISBN : 0757000053
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 36.87 MB
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Whether you're a novice gambler or a seasoned veteran, this easy-to-follow, fullcolor guide will enable you to walk into any casino and approach the gaming tables and slot machines with confidence. After clearly explaining the rules of each game, gambling expert Peter Svoboda details the “smart” way to play, offering unique tips and strategies that will increase your chances of winning. You'll learn which games offer the best odds, how to make calculated wagers, and how to avoid “sucker bets.” You'll even discover how to manage your gambling allowance. With the ever-increasing popularity of casinos, it's clear that the gambling industry is taking the country by storm. Beating the Casinos at Their Own Game tells you not only how to get in on the action, but also how to walk away a winner.
Category: Games & Activities

This Is Not A Game

Author : Dave Szulborski
ISBN : 9781411625952
Genre : Computers
File Size : 73.68 MB
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Imagine a world of mystery and excitement, adventure and fantasy, waiting for you to explore. A world that reacts to your every move, with characters and companies that talk to you, send you messages, and even give you items to help you in your quest. A world so immersive that you can no longer tell where the reality ends and the fiction begins. Welcome to the world of Alternate Reality Gaming. This Is Not A Game: A Guide to Alternate Reality Gaming by Dave Szulborski is the perfect introduction to the unique and exciting world of Alternate Reality Games. Written by the creator of five successful and critically acclaimed ARGs, This Is Not A Game features detailed sections on the theory and history of Alternate Reality Gaming, as well as a "How To Guide" for aspiring game creators. The book also includes Dave's personal reflections on creating some of the most popular ARGs ever developed, and essays on gaming and cooperative writing by award winning authors Ben Mack and Joseph Matheny.
Category: Computers

Taking In A Game

Author : Joseph A. Reaves
ISBN : 0803239432
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 61.87 MB
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The author follows the exportation of baseball to Asia, revealing its deepening roots in Korea, the Philipines, mainland China, and Taiwan. Winner of the Jerry Malloy Book Prize.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Be The Hero Of Your Own Game

Author : Terri Marie
ISBN : 9781897222058
Genre : Self-actualization (Psychology)
File Size : 65.39 MB
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Anyone can become a hero. Anyone. This book teaches you how to become the hero of your own game by using a powerful tool that changes the subconscious and builds self-esteem, ensuring you win. The book takes you through the game with both specific and general strategies to improve and win your life game, the game you choose.
Category: Self-actualization (Psychology)

Games In Operations Management

Author : Jens O. Riis
ISBN : 9780387355061
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 32.64 MB
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Learning has become a constant state of mind for most professionals in today's organizations. However, to become a true learning enterprise, organizations cannot stop at instilling this yearning for knowledge into their collaborators. They must also capture and formalize the common know-how of the organization, as well as provide time and infrastructure to allow learning moments to happen. The aim of the Gaming Workgroup within IFIP 5.7 on Integrated Production Management Systems and the European Group of University Teachers for Industrial Management EHTB is to develop tools and formalisms to support experimental learning in these organizations. It has been proven that modelling the know-how, using visual environments such as multimedia and graphic simulations, is a first step. This in turn allows for the development of games, i.e. challenging settings that foster group interaction and problem solving. Games in Operations Management provides an excellent overview of the different game formats that have been developed and tested in past years, and includes games in a manufacturing environment, games in a services environment, and games for teaching organizational values. The book comprises the selected, revised proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Games in Production Management: Experimental Learning in Industrial Management, which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and held in November, 1998, in Ghent, Belgium. The book will be of particular interest to organizational trainers, providing a good overview of state-of-the-art game and training formats as well as hints and advice on how to organize interactive training sessions. It will also be of interest to researchers in industrial engineering, industrial management, and operations management.
Category: Business & Economics

Fantasy Worlds

Author : Gini Scott
ISBN : 9781462048014
Genre : Games
File Size : 36.35 MB
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Fantasy! The very word conjures images of escape from reality, from the mundaneness of ordinary daily life. Fantasy Worlds combines a look at the psychology and power of fantasy with profiles of a dozen groups of individuals exploring different types of fantasy. While some play with fantasy as an occasional release, others turn fantasy into an ongoing lifestyle that adds spice to their everyday routines. The groups featured include those with members who enjoy role-playing and other games, participate in fantasy parties, travel into past and future eras, explore offbeat adventures, and experiment with erotic fantasy games. It concludes with a discussion of how many individuals use fantasy for personal growth on their own or in role-playing groups. Besides illustrating some popular fantasies, the book shows how we all need some fantasy in our lives; how we are all fantasy seekers.
Category: Games

Vip Pass To A Pro Basketball Game Day

Author : Clay Latimer
ISBN : 9781429662840
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 51.65 MB
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"Describes various activities and people who work behind the scenes during a National Basketball Association game"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Winning Without Victory

Author : Rolf A. F. Witzsche
ISBN : 9781897046883
Genre : Philosophy
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This novel presents the third of the nine-part series by Witzsche. The series is designed to explore the great renaissance principle, the Principle of Universal Love and its power to enrich humanity and uplift civilization. (Philosophy)
Category: Philosophy