πŸ“’ Author : Ted Kosmatka
πŸ“’ Publisher : Ballantine Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013
πŸ“’ Pages : 406
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780345526625
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : "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.


πŸ“’ Author : David Goldblatt
πŸ“’ Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-07-26
πŸ“’ Pages : 464
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780393254112
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Sports & Recreation

SYNOPSIS : β€œA 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Gioachino Greco
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1900
πŸ“’ Pages : 246
πŸ“’ ISBN : HARVARD:HN4ZBT
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Chess

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πŸ“’ Author : Brian Kilmeade
πŸ“’ Publisher : Zondervan
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009-10-06
πŸ“’ Pages : 352
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0061978892
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Sports & Recreation

SYNOPSIS : What do Henry Kissinger, Jack Welch, Condoleezza Rice, and Jon Bon Jovi have in common? They have all reached the top of their respective professions, and they all credit sports for teaching them the lessons that were fundamental to their success. In his years spent interviewing and profiling celebrities, politicians, and top businesspeople, popular sportscaster and Fox & Friends cohost Brian Kilmeade has discovered that nearly everyone shares a love of sports and has a story about how a game, a coach, or a single moment of competition changed his or her life. These vignettes have entertained, surprised, and inspired readers nationwide with their insight into America's most respected and well-known personalities. Kilmeade presents more than seventy stories straight from the men and women themselves and those who were closest to them. From competition to camaraderie, individual achievement to teamwork, failure to success, the world of sports encompasses it all and enriches our lives. The Games Do Count reveals this simple and compelling truth: America's best and brightest haven't just worked hard -- they've played hard -- and the results have been staggering!


πŸ“’ Author : Kyra D. Gaunt
πŸ“’ Publisher : NYU Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2006-02-06
πŸ“’ Pages : 221
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780814731208
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Music

SYNOPSIS : 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 β€”handclapping songs, cheers, and double-dutch jump ropeβ€”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 learnβ€”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.


πŸ“’ Author : Jenifer Neils
πŸ“’ Publisher : ASCSA
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2003
πŸ“’ Pages : 32
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0876616414
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : This "Athenian Agora Picture Book" provides a general introduction to the Greater Panathenaia, the week-long religious and civic festival held in ancient Athens every four years, in honour of the city's patron goddess Athena.


πŸ“’ Author : Eric Berne
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-06
πŸ“’ Pages : 164
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0241257476
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Family & Relationships

SYNOPSIS : "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."


πŸ“’ Author : Marshall Brant
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1980-08
πŸ“’ Pages : 271
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0906071194
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Sports & Recreation

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πŸ“’ Author : Iain M. Banks
πŸ“’ Publisher : Orbit
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009-12-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 416
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0316095869
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : 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


πŸ“’ Author : David Gascoigne
πŸ“’ Publisher : Peter Lang
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2006
πŸ“’ Pages : 327
πŸ“’ ISBN : 303910697X
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Literary Criticism

SYNOPSIS : This book presents the first complete overview in English of the prose fiction of Georges Perec, recognised since his death in 1982 as one of the most influential and innovative French writers of his generation. In particular, it explores in depth the nature of the numerous, and often astonishing, games and ludic devices which he used to generate and develop his material and to draw his readers into a playful interaction with his texts. Moreover this study situates Perec’s writings as the culmination of a significant tradition in twentieth-century French writing, that of ludic fiction, whose evolution is traced from Roussel to Ricardou and the Nouveau Roman and Oulipo movements. In so doing, it seeks to answer two important questions: why did ludic writing reach such particular prominence in the 1960s and 1970s? What made its appeal for Georges Perec so special that it came to shape his whole approach to writing, and led this orphan of war and holocaust to invest literary game-playing with such a profound personal and cultural importance?