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The Games A Global History Of The Olympics

Author : David Goldblatt
ISBN : 9780393254112
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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“A people’s history of the Olympics.”—New York Times Book Review A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year The Games is best-selling sportswriter David Goldblatt’s sweeping, definitive history of the modern Olympics. Goldblatt brilliantly traces their history from the reinvention of the Games in Athens in 1896 to Rio in 2016, revealing how the Olympics developed into a global colossus and highlighting how they have been buffeted by (and affected by) domestic and international conflicts. Along the way, Goldblatt reveals the origins of beloved Olympic traditions (winners’ medals, the torch relay, the eternal flame) and popular events (gymnastics, alpine skiing, the marathon). And he delivers memorable portraits of Olympic icons from Jesse Owens to Nadia Comaneci, the Dream Team to Usain Bolt.

The Games

Author : Ted Kosmatka
ISBN : 9780345526625
Genre : Fiction
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"Silas Williams is the brilliant geneticist in charge of preparing the U.S. entry into the Olympic Gladiator competition, an internationally sanctioned bloodsport with only one rule: no human DNA is permitted in the design of the entrants. Desperate to maintain America's edge in the upcoming Games, Silas's boss engages an experimental supercomputer to design the genetic code for a gladiator that cannot be beaten. The result is a highly specialized killing machine, its genome never before seen on earth. Not even Silas, with all his genius and experience, can understand the horror he had a hand in making. And no one, he fears, can anticipate the consequences of entrusting the act of creation to a computer's cold logic. Now Silas races to understand what the computer has wrought, aided by a beautiful xenobiologist, Vidonia Joao."--from publisher's description.

The Player Of Games

Author : Iain M. Banks
ISBN : 0316095869
Genre : Fiction
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The Culture - a human/machine symbiotic society - has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh. Jernau Morat Gurgeh. The Player of Games. Master of every board, computer and strategy. Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel and incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game...a game so complex, so like life itself, that the winner becomes emperor. Mocked, blackmailed, almost murdered, Gurgeh accepts the game, and with it the challenge of his life - and very possibly his death. Praise for Iain M. Banks: "Poetic, humorous, baffling, terrifying, sexy -- the books of Iain M. Banks are all these things and more" -- NME "An exquisitely riotous tour de force of the imagination which writes its own rules simply for the pleasure of breaking them." -- Time Out

The Games Black Girls Play

Author : Kyra D. Gaunt
ISBN : 9780814731208
Genre : Music
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2007 Alan Merriam Prize presented by the Society for Ethnomusicology 2007 PEN/Beyond Margins Book Award Finalist When we think of African American popular music, our first thought is probably not of double-dutch: girls bouncing between two twirling ropes, keeping time to the tick-tat under their toes. But this book argues that the games black girls play —handclapping songs, cheers, and double-dutch jump rope—both reflect and inspire the principles of black popular musicmaking. The Games Black Girls Play illustrates how black musical styles are incorporated into the earliest games African American girls learn—how, in effect, these games contain the DNA of black music. Drawing on interviews, recordings of handclapping games and cheers, and her own observation and memories of gameplaying, Kyra D. Gaunt argues that black girls' games are connected to long traditions of African and African American musicmaking, and that they teach vital musical and social lessons that are carried into adulthood. In this celebration of playground poetry and childhood choreography, she uncovers the surprisingly rich contributions of girls’ play to black popular culture.

The Games That Changed The Game

Author : Ron Jaworski
ISBN : 9780345517968
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A leading professional football analyst best known for his game tape breakdowns on Monday Night Football isolates seven historically significant games in which famous coaches demonstrated ideal executions of innovative strategies. Reprint.

Games People Play

Author : Eric Berne
ISBN : 0241257476
Genre : Family & Relationships
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"The book that has helped millions of people understand the dynamics of relationships We all play games. In the workplace, in the bedroom, even when we are not aware of it. Every personal encounter is a mental contest, an opportunity to assert our will. Eric Berne's classic Games People Playis the most accessible and insightful book ever written about the psychology of relationships and the patterns of behaviour that reveal our hidden feelings and emotions. Wise and witty, it shows the underlying motivations behind our relationships and explores the roles that we try, and are forced, to play. Games People Playgives you the keys to unlock the minds of others - and yourself. You'll become more honest, more effective and a true team player."

The Games

Author : James Patterson
ISBN : 1455585343
Genre : Fiction
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PRIVATE: #1 Investigative Agency, #1 Bestselling Series Beautiful white-sand beaches, gorgeous women, and stunning natural beauty . . . Sounds like heaven on earth, but to Jack Morgan, head of the renowned international security firm Private, it's a place where threats are coming fast and furious. As summer reaches full swing, prominent clients he's supposed to protect are disappearing and bodies mysteriously start to litter the streets. The countdown to a deadly spectacle has begun. Jack must fight his way deep into the heart of a ruthless underworld and stop his most destructive enemies ever - before their dark plan can reach its catastrophic end.

The Games Of War

Author : John Bobek
ISBN : 9781467857659
Genre : Education
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Here’s a Hobby for those who love:toys, games, role playing, military history, action movies, science fiction, paintball, and having friends and family over. This book has it all, from gladiatorial combat to space warfare. Test your skills and luck as you re-fight famous battles or explore the world of “what ifs.” Here’s your chance to “be” Alexander, Saladin, Cromwell, Washington, Napoleon, Nelson, Lee, Grant, Pershing, Rommel, Patton, Nimitz, or any of the great military leaders of history. “Lead” a patrol in the Ardennes or in Afghanistan. It’s paintball without the pain! You can “fly” your Wildcat against a Zero, your Phantom against a Mig. See if you have what it takes to be a “pirate” in the Carribbean. Can you “conquer” a galaxy or “master” magic? The rules contained in this book cover all this and more. They are easy to learn, fast to play, and contain background information for anyone who’s not a historian. You can get started on any budget and with whatever space you have available. Rediscover reading for fun! Teaching History? There are sample history “labs” included. Have your class “experience” the past! Watch their interest and enthusiasm grow!

Invitation To The Game

Author : Monica Hughes
ISBN : 9780671866921
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Unemployed after high school in the highly robotic society of 2154, Lisse and seven friends resign themselves to a boring existence in their "Designated Area" until the government invites them to play The Game.

Play Practice

Author : Alan G. Launder
ISBN : 0736030050
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Play Practice: The Games Approach to Teaching and Coaching Sportspresents a clear alternative to traditional approaches that will revitalize your own teaching and coaching. It replaces mindless games and mechanistic training methods with creative and enjoyable practice that improves students' skills and enhances their tactical understanding. This book focuses on teaching game play first instead of technique and skill—an approach that sets it apart from other games-approach texts. It provides answers to many of the problems that sports educators face, such as motivating reluctant or resistant students. Developed by an internationally known authority on the subject, Play Practice: The Games Approach to Teaching and Coaching Sportsprovides both the theoretical basis and the practical plans for changing practice from drudgery to an educational experience young people look forward to. Part Iintroduces the innovative Play Practiceapproach and explains how it can lead to more effective coaching and teaching. Part IIapplies Play Practiceto a great variety of games and describes specific approaches to improving technical ability and developing game sense. Part IIIdiscusses techniques the sports educator can use to make the Play Practiceapproach most effective. The book's 50 illustrations and 20 photos demonstrate specific approaches to games as well as ideas that can work for multiple games. These features will help you visualize how to apply the Play Practiceapproach with beginners as well as elite players in sports as diverse as skiing and tennis. This book will challenge your thinking about how sports should be taught, help you reassess your own methods, and provide a new and versatile model you can apply with great success—one practice, one game at a time.

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