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Digital Games as History

Digital Games as History [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317553853
Author: ,
Publisher: Routledge
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Digital Games as History by , Book Resume:

This book provides the first in-depth exploration of video games as history. Chapman puts forth five basic categories of analysis for understanding historical video games: simulation and epistemology, time, space, narrative, and affordance. Through these methods of analysis he explores what these games uniquely offer as a new form of history and how they produce representations of the past. By taking an inter-disciplinary and accessible approach the book provides a specific and firm first foundation upon which to build further examination of the potential of video games as a historical form.

Video Games and Storytelling

Video Games and Storytelling [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137525053
Author: Souvik Mukherjee
Publisher: Springer
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Video Games and Storytelling by Souvik Mukherjee Book Resume:

The potential of video games as storytelling media and the deep involvement that players feel when they are part of the story needs to be analysed vis-à-vis other narrative media. This book underscores the importance of video games as narratives and offers a framework for analysing the many-ended stories that often redefine real and virtual lives.

User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization

User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3642223621
Author: Joseph Konstan,Ricardo Conejo,Jose L. Marzo,Nuria Oliver
Publisher: Springer
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User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization by Joseph Konstan,Ricardo Conejo,Jose L. Marzo,Nuria Oliver Book Resume:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the third annual conference under the UMAP title, aptation, which resulted from the merger in 2009 of the successful biannual User Modeling (UM) and Adaptive Hypermedia (AH) conference series, held on Girona, Spain, in July 2011. The 27 long papers and 6 short papers presented together with15 doctoral consortium papers, 2 invited talks, and 3 industry panel papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 164 submissions. The tutorials and workshops were organized in topical sections on designing adaptive social applications, semantic adaptive social Web, and designing and evaluating new generation user modeling.

Volition Agent

Volition Agent [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1311576231
Author: Richard Flores IV
Publisher: Plasma Spyglass Press
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Volition Agent by Richard Flores IV Book Resume:

Lexia is an ordinary person, with no special training or unique skills. That is until Lance, her handler, jumps in and takes full control of her every action. With Lance, Lexia is one of the deadliest government agents. Without him, she is a useless civilian who is completely disposable. When one of her missions goes wrong quickly, Lexia finds herself scrambling to escape capture. The agency she works for disavows any knowledge of her existence and leaves her for local authorities to arrest her on murder charges. Lexia must fend for herself if she wants to survive. With no clues, minimal training, and an unlikely ally she searches for answers. The agency wants her dead. Can Lexia stop them? Or are they still in control?

The Twins of Almexia

The Twins of Almexia [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1982236191
Author: Jeffery L. Buckner
Publisher: Balboa Press
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The Twins of Almexia by Jeffery L. Buckner Book Resume:

Days before her fifteenth birthday, life is pretty good for Jessica Murphy. She expects her softball team to make it to the regional championship. She expects to catch the eye of college recruiters. What she doesn't expect is to be told she was born in another world where her twin sister and birth parents await her on the other side of a secret portal. A world away, Lexia struggles to maintain her citizens calm as invasion by a rogue king is imminent. Food supplies are low, the Council is missing, and without her sister, there is little hope for the small land of Almexia. The road to a reunion is filled with excitement, obstacles, and unexpected decisions. Raised in worlds apart, The Twins of Almexia soon discover that together they have the power to change the fate of both worlds forever.

Sing Me a Secret

Sing Me a Secret [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1789546648
Author: Julie Houston
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
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Sing Me a Secret by Julie Houston Book Resume:

'Julie Houston at her best – heartfelt and hilarious' Sandy Barker. 'This book is an absolute gigglefest with characters you'll fall in love with!' Katie Ginger. The four Sutherland sisters have all had very different paths in life, but one secret and a slighty tense production of Jesus Christ Superstar are about to bring them all back together again... When the news that pop-superstar Lexia Sutherland is returning to Westenbury, not everyone is thrilled by the news – including Lexia. There are too many memories she doesn't need to face – or need re-surfacing. Meanwhile, Juno Sutherland just wants a little peace and quiet. As the local village doctor, she's got her priorities in order; kids, job, husband, tenacious pony, a role in the village musical... So when the sexy new locum turns up – and steals her office – the last thing she needed was to be hit with rising temperatures and an over-active imagination. Will these sisters be able to uncover the past, deal with the future and put on the performance of a lifetime? Return to Westenbury this spring and find out.

Charles Dickens in Cyberspace

Charles Dickens in Cyberspace [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0195347730
Author: Jay Clayton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Charles Dickens in Cyberspace by Jay Clayton Book Resume:

Charles Dickens in Cyberspace opens a window on a startling set of literary and scientific links between contemporary American culture and the nineteenth-century heritage it often repudiates. Surveying a wide range of novelists, scientists, filmmakers, and theorists from the past two centuries, Jay Clayton traces the concealed circuits that connect the telegraph with the Internet, Charles Babbage's Difference Engine with the digital computer, Frankenstein's monster with cyborgs and clones, and Dickens' life and fiction with all manner of contemporary popular culture--from comic books and advertising to recent novels and films. In the process, Clayton argues for two important principles: that postmodernism has a hidden or repressed connection with the nineteenth-century and that revealing those connections can aid in the development of a historical cultural studies. In Charles Dickens in Cyberspace nineteenth-century figures--Jane Austen, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, Ada Lovelace, Joseph Paxton, Mary Shelley, and Mary Somerville--meet a lively group of counterparts from today: Andrea Barrett, Greg Bear, Peter Carey, H?l?ne Cixous, Alfonso Cuar?n, William Gibson, Donna Haraway, David Lean, Richard Powers, Salman Rushdie, Ridley Scott, Susan Sontag, Neal Stephenson, Bruce Sterling, and Tom Stoppard. The juxtaposition of such a diverse cast of characters leads to a new way of understanding the "undisciplined culture" the two eras share, an understanding that can suggest ways to heal the gap that has long separated literature from science. Combining storytelling and scholarship, this engaging study demonstrates in its own practice the value of a self-reflective stance toward cultural history. Its personal voice, narrative strategies, multiple points of view, recursive loops, and irony emphasize the improvisational nature of the methods it employs. Yet its argument is serious and urgent: that the afterlife of the nineteenth century continues to shape the present in diverse and sometimes conflicting ways.

Representations of Internarrative Identity

Representations of Internarrative Identity [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137462531
Author: L. Way
Publisher: Springer
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Representations of Internarrative Identity by L. Way Book Resume:

Based upon Ajit Maan's groundbreaking theory of Internarrative Identity, this collection focuses upon redefining self, slave narrative, the black Caribbean diaspora, and cyberspace to explore the interconnection between identity and life experience as expressed through personal narrative.

Because of Mr. Terupt

Because of Mr. Terupt [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0375896155
Author: Rob Buyea
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea Book Resume:

Seven students are about to have their lives changed by one amazing teacher in this school story sequel filled with unique characters every reader can relate to. It’s the start of a new year at Snow Hill School, and seven students find themselves thrown together in Mr. Terupt’s fifth grade class. There’s . . . Jessica, the new girl, smart and perceptive, who’s having a hard time fitting in; Alexia, a bully, your friend one second, your enemy the next; Peter, class prankster and troublemaker; Luke, the brain; Danielle, who never stands up for herself; shy Anna, whose home situation makes her an outcast; and Jeffrey, who hates school. They don’t have much in common, and they’ve never gotten along. Not until a certain new teacher arrives and helps them to find strength inside themselves—and in each other. But when Mr. Terupt suffers a terrible accident, will his students be able to remember the lessons he taught them? Or will their lives go back to the way they were before—before fifth grade and before Mr. Terupt? Find out what happens in sixth and seventh grades in Mr. Terupt Falls Again and Saving Mr. Terupt. And don't miss the conclusion to the series, Goodbye, Mr. Terupt, coming soon! "The characters are authentic and the short chapters are skillfully arranged to keep readers moving headlong toward the satisfying conclusion."--School Library Journal, Starred

Smuggler's Cave

Smuggler's Cave [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1459806069
Author: Sonya Bates
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
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Smuggler's Cave by Sonya Bates Book Resume:

Jake and his younger brother Tommy are visiting family at a beach house on the coast. Having already lost a race to his cousin Lexie, Jake can't resist a second chance at victory when she challenges him again. Only this time it's a boat race-to the legendary Smuggler's Cave and back. The ocean is deep and choppy, and the boat is harder to control than Jake thought it would be. When he and Tommy reach Smuggler's Cave, the unthinkable happens. The boat capsizes, and they are swept into the cave. Lexie comes to their rescue, but the rising tide prevents them from escaping, and the three of them soon realize they are trapped.

Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage

Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 159474663X
Author: Bob Pflugfelder,Steve Hockensmith
Publisher: Quirk Books
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Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage by Bob Pflugfelder,Steve Hockensmith Book Resume:

Nick and Tesla return in an all-new, robot-filled adventure! When a rash of robberies hits the town of Half Moon Bay, 11-year-old sleuths Nick and Tesla are determined to catch the criminals—but to do so, they'll have to build a host of new gadgets and gizmos! In this robot-themed follow-up to Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab, the brother-and-sister duo build four different droids out of ordinary household objects—and illustrated instructions are included throughout the story, so you can build them, too! Make bristlebots that buzz, hoverbots that float above the ground, battlebots that duke it out, and more! Can Nick and Tesla catch the criminal mastermind—and foil his army of rampaging robots—before it's too late?

The Night Flyers

The Night Flyers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 149764660X
Author: Elizabeth McDavid Jones
Publisher: Open Road Media
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The Night Flyers by Elizabeth McDavid Jones Book Resume:

Winner of the Edgar Award: When her homing pigeons disappear while her father is fighting in World War I, a twelve-year-old girl suspects a German spy may be responsible With her father in France, fighting in the war, Pam Lowder has the responsibility of taking care of the family’s prize-winning homing pigeons on their farm. The birds are special because her father trained them to fly at night so they can bring messages to his family when he’s not there. And now a stranger with a foreign accent has shown up in Currituck with an offer to buy the whole lot. But Pam isn’t interested in selling. She loves the pigeons and would much rather spend time with them than go to school. Then she wakes up one morning to find some pigeons missing. After the disappearance of Caspian, her favorite, the plucky pigeoneer sets a plan in motion to catch the thief. She has a pretty good idea who it is. But how is she supposed to rescue her pigeons and outwit a German spy? This ebook includes a historical afterword.

Niko Draws a Feeling

Niko Draws a Feeling [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1512432768
Author: Bob Raczka
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books ®
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Niko Draws a Feeling by Bob Raczka Book Resume:

Niko loves to draw his world: the ring-a-ling of the ice cream truck, the warmth of sun on his face. But no one appreciates his art. Until one day, Niko meets Iris . . . This imaginative and tender story explores the creative process, abstract art, friendship, and the universal desire to feel understood.

A Creature of Moonlight

A Creature of Moonlight [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0544110099
Author: Rebecca Hahn
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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A Creature of Moonlight by Rebecca Hahn Book Resume:

“Fantasy fans will appreciate this lyrical, character-driven story about a unique girl learning to find her place in an inhospitable world” (Booklist). As the only heir to the throne, Marni should have been surrounded by wealth and privilege, not living in exile—but now the time has come when she must choose between claiming her birthright as princess of a realm whose king wants her dead, and life with the father she has never known: a wild dragon who is sending his magical woods to capture her. Fans of Bitterblue and Seraphina will be captured by A Creature of Moonlight, with its richly layered storytelling and the powerful choices its strong heroine must make. “Hahn writes with such beauty and persuasion that she could make me believe in anything. . . . This is a rare and special book.” —Kristin Cashore, New York Times–bestselling author “The fairy-tale world . . . is richly woven, laced with such delicate details that when you close your eyes it’s impossible not to see the thin blue dragon flowers or hear the whispering leaves beckoning you into the thicket. This story engages every sense, and burrows into your imagination.” —The New York Times Book Review

Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Lexi's Clean Kitchen [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Alexis Kornblum
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
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Gamer Theory

Gamer Theory [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0674735269
Author: McKenzie Wark
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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Gamer Theory by McKenzie Wark Book Resume:

Ever get the feeling that life's a game with changing rules and no clear sides? Welcome to gamespace, the world in which we live. Where others argue obsessively over violence in games, Wark contends that digital computer games are our society's emergent cultural form, a utopian version of the world as it is. Gamer Theory uncovers the significance of games in the gap between the near-perfection of actual games and the imperfect gamespace of everyday life in the rat race of free-market society.

We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street)

We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1524770574
Author: Bobbi Kates
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street) by Bobbi Kates Book Resume:

Who better than Sesame Street to teach us that we may all look different on the outside—but it's important to remember that deep down, we are all very much alike. We all have the same needs, desires, and feelings. Elmo and his Sesame Street friends help teach toddlers and the adults in their lives that everyone is the same on the inside, and it's our differences that make this wonderful world, which is home to us all, an interesting—and special—place. This enduring, colorful, and charmingly illustrated book offers an easy, enjoyable way to learn about differences—and what truly matters. It is an engaging read for toddlers and adults alike.

Sniffer Dogs

Sniffer Dogs [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0544302451
Author: Nancy Castaldo
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Sniffer Dogs by Nancy Castaldo Book Resume:

Anyone who has ever spent time with a dog knows that dogs love sniffing! They sniff out hidden food, dirty socks, and the visitor who comes to the door. But some dogs work with police officers, soldiers and even scientists to put their "sniffers" to work. Sniffer dogs make use of the amazing biology behind their noses to protect people from bombs, catch criminals smuggling drugs, or help researchers locate a hard to find snail in a forest. A dog's nose is so sensitive that if a human could see as well as a dog could smell, we would be able to see the small letters on an eye chart from four (four!) miles away. Is it any wonder then that dogs can be trained to find missing people in piles of rubble or a certain flower blooming amongst hundreds or thousands of other smells? In Sniffer Dogs you will meet many dogs and their handlers and learn all about their jobs. Some of these dogs are raised from birth to detect blood sugar levels in their owners. Others are rescued from animal shelters and their boisterous personalities help make them excellent sniffer dogs. Featuring a balance between science and social science, Sniffer Dogs will appeal to dog lovers and science lovers alike.

Alan Hollinghurst and the Vitality of Influence

Alan Hollinghurst and the Vitality of Influence [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137362030
Author: Allan Johnson
Publisher: Springer
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Alan Hollinghurst and the Vitality of Influence by Allan Johnson Book Resume:

Alan Hollinghurst and the Vitality of Influence proposes a striking approach for reading the influences that interlace twentieth-century gay British writers. Focusing on the role of the textual image in literary influence, this book moves toward a new understanding of the interpenetration of literary and visual culture in the twentieth century.

Cultural Semiotics

Cultural Semiotics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137546999
Author: Anna Maria Lorusso
Publisher: Springer
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Cultural Semiotics by Anna Maria Lorusso Book Resume:

Through a reevaluation of the work of some of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century, this book details how semiotics, social sense, and social communication can function together to analyze how culture works in the contemporary era.