The Art of Game Design Book
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

The Art of Game Design


  • Author : Jesse Schell
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2008-08-04
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN 10 : 9780123694966

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The Art of Game Design Book Description :

Anyone can master the fundamentals of game design - no technological expertise is necessary. The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses shows that the same basic principles of psychology that work for board games, card games and athletic games also are the keys to making top-quality videogames. Good game design happens when you view your game from many different perspectives, or lenses. While touring through the unusual territory that is game design, this book gives the reader one hundred of these lenses - one hundred sets of insightful questions to ask yourself that will help make your game better. These lenses are gathered from fields as diverse as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, writing, puzzle design, and anthropology. Anyone who reads this book will be inspired to become a better game designer - and will understand how to do it.

Matters of Judgment Book

Matters of Judgment


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 9384272132

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The Baffled Parent s Guide to Coaching Youth Softball Book

The Baffled Parent s Guide to Coaching Youth Softball


  • Author : Jacquie Joseph
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Release Date : 2001-03-19
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 0071368256

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The Baffled Parent s Guide to Coaching Youth Softball Book Description :

Hands on approach to coaching kids softball.

Physics of Baseball   Softball Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Physics of Baseball Softball


  • Author : Rod Cross
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-02-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 1441981136

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Physics of Baseball Softball Book Description :

This book describes the physics of baseball and softball, assuming that the reader has a basic background in both physics and mathematics. The physics will be explained in a conversational style, with words and illustrations, so that the explanations make sense. The book provides an excellent opportunity to explain physics at a relatively simple level, even though the primary objective is to explain the many subtle features concerning the physics of baseball. For those readers who already know quite a bit of physics and who will be comfortable with mathematical equations, additional material of this nature will be provided in appendices. The latest research findings and statistical data have been incorporated by the author. The book also contains many simple experiments that the reader can perform to convince themselves that the effects described do indeed exist.

The Game Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

The Game


  • Author : Ken Dryden
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-12-10
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0470739347

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The Game Book Description :

Widely acknowledged as the best hockey book ever written and lauded by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top 10 Sports Books of All Time, The Game is a reflective and thought-provoking look at a life in hockey. Intelligent and insightful, former Montreal Canadiens goalie and former President of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ken Dryden captures the essence of the sport and what it means to all hockey fans. He gives us vivid and affectionate portraits of the characters — Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, Guy Lapointe, Serge Savard, and coach Scotty Bowman among them — that made the Canadiens of the 1970s one of the greatest hockey teams in history. But beyond that, Dryden reflects on life on the road, in the spotlight, and on the ice, offering up a rare inside look at the game of hockey and an incredible personal memoir. This commemorative edition marks the 20th anniversary of The Game's original publication. It includes black and white photography from the Hockey Hall of Fame and a new chapter from the author. Take a journey to the heart and soul of the game with this timeless hockey classic.

A Prayer for Owen Meany Book
Score: 4
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A Prayer for Owen Meany


  • Author : John Irving
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2012-05-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307362025

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A Prayer for Owen Meany Book Description :

“I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother’s death, but because he was the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.” In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boys—best friends—are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy’s mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn’t believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God’s instrument. What happens to Owen, after that 1953 foul ball, is extraordinary and terrifying.

The Sports Gene Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

The Sports Gene


  • Author : David Epstein
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-08-01
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101622636

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The Sports Gene Book Description :

The New York Times bestseller – with a new afterword about early specialization in youth sports. The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training? In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success and the so-called 10,000-hour rule, David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving it. Through on-the-ground reporting from below the equator and above the Arctic Circle, revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions, and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits, Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of athleticism.

Tennis Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Tennis


  • Author : Jim Brown
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN 10 : 0736053638

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Tennis Book Description :

Outlines a twelve-step program for becoming an accomplished tennis player, providing 117 drills to help in game development and including drawings that illustrate proper tennis strokes and strategies.

Blackwater Book
Score: 4
From 28 Ratings

Blackwater


  • Author : Jeremy Scahill
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2011-05-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 956
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847654786

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Blackwater Book Description :

Meet Blackwater USA, the private army that the US government has quietly hired to operate in international war zones and on American soil. Its contacts run from military and intelligence agencies to the upper echelons of the White House; it has a military base, a fleet of aircraft and 20,000 troops, but since September 2007 the firm has been hit by a series of scandals that, far from damaging the company, have led to an unprecedented period of expansion. This revised and updated edition includes Scahill's continued investigative work into one of the outrages of our time: the privatisation of war.