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Necromancer

By Gordon R. Dickson
  • ISBN Code: : 1627934804
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 121
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf : necromancer.pdf

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The machine that controlled all life wouldn't tolerate any interference. People who refused to be regulated had to be disposed of - isolated, driven insane, murdered. A small group of men had dedicated themselves to fighting this Frankenstein of man's technological achievement. Secretly they laid plans to destroy the machine and all its worksincluding the millions of people who had accepted their robot-like existence. Either way, the human race was doomed!

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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1483640965
  • Total of Pages : 177
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  • Pdf File: g-a-b-o-s.pdf

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Damn, its been a long time coming. But its finally here, Pokey said to no one in particular, as the day arrived for him to be released from the prison that held him hostage against his own will for the last eighteen months, day by day, as he walked out the open gates. He was blinded by the bright sun. Reaching up to cover his eyes, he heard a horn blowing. Looking around for the sound of the horn, he spotted his mothers beat-up Honda. As he watched his mother get out of the car and slowly walk toward him, Pokey had one thing in mind. Man, I gotta make sum Major Doe, he was thinking, as his mother reached out and gave him a hug. Thanks, Mom. Glad I didnt have to ride that stank-ass bus all the way home, he told his mother, who just smiled as she turned around and made her way back to the car, with Pokey on her heels. I dont know what you coming on this side for, his mother said, pushing him over to the drivers side. You driving, she said. I gotta get some beauty sleep, she said, sliding in the car. On the ride home, it was quiet, with Pokey in his own thoughts. As he was listening to his mother snore lightly, he promised, Momma, Imma make shit happen. Being in prison, Pokey learned a lot, but he also learned that if you want something bad enough, you gotta go get it. With that in mind and the words Old School used to tell him all the time. Young blood, you gotta be ruthless in the game of life. Sometimes you will be forced to bite the hands that feed you, so always keep in mind game aint based on sympathy. If a motherfucker wanna get in your way, dont hesitate to roll over them, and leave them where they lay. As he was in deep thought, his mother brought him back to the here and now. So, boy, now that you free, what you gonna do to stay free? his mother asked, turning in her seat to face him. Whatever I gotta do, Pokey said, keeping it real. So you gonna get a job? his mother asked. Never, Mom. You know me. I aint working no nine-to-five for no minimum wage so that working shit is dead, he said. While driving, as he looked out the corner of his eye, he saw his mother shake her head, as she closed her eyes and stopped talking. But he went back to thinking. Damn shit crazy, when ya own momma trying to keep you down, she on some get a job shit, but Imma live and die in the streets. As he pulled up in the projects, where they stayed, he noticed nothing has changed, but changes were about to take place, if he had something to do with it. My thing is, to be paid and get my game sharper than a motherfucking razor blade. As he pulled up and parked, he said, Ma, we here. Waking up, all his mother did was look at him, then exit the car. As Pokey watched his mother enter the house, he said, This the shit Im talking about, a nigga been gone eighteen months, leave with nothing and come home with nothing, so its time I make something. Looking around, shaking his head at all the dirty buildings that held this project together, his last thought was, Now I gotta get some soldiers on my team and make this picture come to life, as he looked around one more time before walking into the house. He mumbled, GABOS, this time around, thats how its gonna be. Niggaz showed no love, they receive none. With that being said, he walked into the house ready to take a nice long shower before he could formulate his next move, not forgetting his next move better be his best move cause GABOS.

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By Sheri S. Tepper
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  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Book Code : 0307573443
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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“Lively, thought-provoking . . . the plot is ingenious, packing a wallop of a surprise . . . Tepper knows how to write a well-made, on-moving story with strong characters. . . . She takes the mental risks that are the lifeblood of science fiction and all imaginative narrative.”—Ursula K. LeGuin, Los Angeles Times Since the flames died three hundred years ago, human civilization has evolved into a dual society: Women’s Country, where walled towns enclose what’s left of past civilization, nurtured by women and a few nonviolent men; and the adjacent garrisons where warrior men live—the lost brothers, sons, and lovers of those in Women’s Country. Two societies. Two competing dreams. Two ways of life, kept apart by walls stronger than stone. And yet there is a gate between them. . . . “Tepper not only keeps us reading . . . she provokes a new look at the old issues.”—The Washington Post “Tepper’s cast of both ordinary and extraordinary people play out a powerful drama whose significance goes beyond sex to deal with the toughest problem of all, the challenge of surmounting humanity’s most dangerous flaws so we can survive—despite ourselves.”—Locus

The Killing Game

By Alan R. Warren
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  • Publisher : WildBlue Press
  • Book Code : 1947290924
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : True Crime
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The “compelling true story” of “The Dating Game Killer” by the radio host and bestselling author of Drinks, Dinner & Death (Burl Barer, Edgar Award-winning author). Beginning in 1968 and continuing into the 1970s, a predator stalked California and New York, torturing, raping and murdering young girls and women. But who was the monster behind these tragedies? Eventually, a suspect emerged, but he didn’t look like a monster. Indeed, Rodney Alcala was a handsome, charming photographer who’d once studied film at New York University under director Roman Polanski. With his wit and easy self-confidence and humor, he’d even been selected as the “winner” on the popular television show “The Dating Game.” But his real game was much more sinister. In 2010, Alcala was convicted of murdering five women in California during the 1970s; then in 2013, as he waited on Death Row, he confessed to the murder of two more in New York. Yet, that might not be the end of the nightmare he caused. At his arrest, police found his “portfolio” with thousands of nude and erotic photographs of women and boys, who may also be among his victims. In The Killing Game, bestselling true crime author and radio show host, Alan R. Warren reveals the shocking details of Alcala’s brutal crimes, as well as the trials and appeals that stretched on for decades and may still not be over.

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By Orson Scott Card
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  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Book Code : 142996393X
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 540
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Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game is the winner of the Nebula and Hugo Awards In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training. Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister. Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives. Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel. THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Ender in Exile / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight Children of the Fleet The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm /The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts /First Meetings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393066231
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —Forbes Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.

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By Neil Strauss
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062130110
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Hidden somewhere, in nearly every major city in the world, is an underground seduction lair. And in these lairs, men trade the most devastatingly effective techniques ever invented to charm women. This is not fiction. These men really exist. They live together in houses known as Projects. And Neil Strauss, the bestselling author and journalist, spent two years living among them, using the pseudonym Style to protect his real-life identity. The result is one of the most explosive and controversial books of the last decade—guaranteed to change the lives of men and transform the way women understand the opposite sex forever. On his journey from AFC (average frustrated chump) to PUA (pick-up artist) to PUG (pick-up guru), Strauss not only shares scores of original seduction techniques but also has unforgettable encounters with the likes of Tom Cruise, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Heidi Fleiss, and Courtney Love. And then things really start to get strange—and passions lead to betrayals lead to violence. The Game is the story of one man's transformation from frog to prince to prisoner in the most unforgettable book of this generation.

Warden Force: Night Rider and Other True Game Warden Adventures

By Terry Hodges
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  • Publisher : Terry Hodges
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 174
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 284
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A collection of 13 award-winning short stories concerning the true adventures of California Fish and Game Wardens and the wildlife-destroying outlaws they pursue. These stories illustrate the wide variety of wildlife-related problems wardens face in California, which has a greater diversity of wildlife and wildlife habitat than any other state and is second only to Alaska in its vast expanses of wilderness. Book 1 contains the first 13 episodes: 1. The Midnight Ride of Bonnie and Clyde: Wardens tangle with a murderous mother-and-son poaching team. A true game warden adventure story. 2. Night Rider: A California warden pursues highly dangerous night-poachers of wild pigs. A true game warden adventure story 3. Decisions: A true game warden adventure story. Wardens off the coast of Southern California’s Catalina Island risk their lives to save the crew of a sinking commercial squid-fishing boat. 4. A Second Second Chance: A California game warden ambushes outlaw catfish fishermen using baby swallows for bait. A true game warden adventure story. 5. The Collectors: California wardens take on a nest of Nazi-worshiping, weapons-collecting, deer poaching outlaws. A true game warden adventure story 6. Nothin’ Personal: True game warden adventure stories. California wardens track down a thief who steals the head and antlers of another hunter’s buck 7. Bottom Feeders: California wardens go after a band of White-trash, sturgeon-poaching, hillbillies with attitudes. A true game warden adventures story. 8. An Outing with Team Taylor: A California game warden and his family, on a short vacation, team up to capture antelope, bear and steelhead poachers. A true game warden adventure story. 9. Rookie: A rookie California game warden gets his first taste of his hazardous new career… A true game warden adventure story. 10. Grand Trickery: A California warden employs a magnificent bluff to catch outlaws night-poaching deer. A true game warden adventure story 11. Tough Luck on the Little Sur: California wardens pursue gaunch-hook steelhead poachers. A true game warden adventure story 12. Serial Poacher: Wardens pursue a disturbing and dangerous lone-wolf deer poacher. A true game warden adventure story. 13. The Vision: A boy’s fondest dream comes true. A true game warden adventure story It surprises many who read my stories to learn of the great diversity of challenges faced by California's Fish and Game wardens. This is probably due to the general misconception of many as to the true nature of this state, the perception that California is mainly urban when in fact the reverse is true. In truth, California has more natural diversity of wildlife and wildlife habitat than any other state and is second only to Alaska in its vast expanses of wilderness. Readers are also surprised to discover how hazardous my profession can be. Out of necessity, wardens work alone much of the time, often at night, with absolutely no hope for timely backup should things go wrong. And things go wrong, somewhere in the state, with distressing regularity. The dangers of this work are best illustrated by rather grim FBI statistics which clearly show that game wardens and conservation officers in this country are at greater risk of being assaulted or killed in the line of duty than are most sheriff's deputies and police officers.

Charge it to the Game

By Michele A. Fletcher
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  • Publisher : La Femme Fatale Publishing
  • Book Code : 0979265606
  • Total of Pages : 231
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 707
  • Pdf File: charge-it-to-the-game.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Inspired by the life of Michele Fletcher Charge it to the Game is the story of how one woman became the masterminded of a multi-million dollar fraudulent credit card scam.

Warden Force: The Worst of the Worst and Other True Game Warden Adventures

By Terry Hodges
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Terry Hodges
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 196
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 770
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This is not a novel. The WARDEN FORCE series is a collection of short stories, all true adventures of the finest protectors of wildlife in the world. Game wardens, or conservation officers as they're known in some states, have been the subject of an explosion of interest during the past few years. The WARDEN FORCE series is a collection of short stories, all true adventures of the finest protectors of wildlife in the world. TV reality shows such as JOE PICKETT (Paramount+), WILD JUSTICE (National Geographic), NORTH WOODS LAW (Animal Planet), LONE STAR LAW (Animal Planet) have introduced the public to this dangerous and little known profession, and left them hungry for more. Award winning author Terry Hodges was himself a California State Fish and Game warden and supervisor/leader of game wardens for over 30 intense years. He writes with the authority possible only by those who have actually lived the life, who have actually packed a badge and a gun on behalf of wildlife and battled all manner of wildlife-destroying outlaws. Season nine includes 14 episodes: Not Bad for a Fish Cop: A lone warden, during two consecutive nights, outsmarts two criminals and makes two unrelated felony arrests. Fuzz-Face, Snake Eyes and Fu Manchu: The unscrupulous camp host of a high-mountain campground employs three bow-hunting criminals to take out a camp-raiding dumpster bear. Repeat Offenders: An aging warden recounts his long history of capturing the same salmon and deer poachers time after time. Swift Justice: Fleeing salmon poachers run afoul of poisonous plants and relentless wardens. The Worst of the Worst: Determined wardens spend months bringing down a band of smart, super-wary, deer poachers, among the worst in California history. Masters of Deception: A husband and wife poaching team prove to be unskilled game-law violators and even worse liars. Trouble in Hog Heaven: The cruel and unscrupulous operators of a big-money pig-hunting club are targeted by determined wardens. The Cycle: Wardens outsmart a well-organized team of abalone poachers. The Caviar Connection: A team of undercover wardens stalk a ring of sturgeon-poaching caviar dealers. The Old Pro: A crafty old warden, a master of his trade, dazzles a much younger warden by outsmarting and capturing two hardened deer poachers. Zero Choice: A lone warden, nearly gunned down by a fugitive dope grower, reassesses his approach to his hazardous occupation. Death on Snake Mountain: A warden performs a nerve-jangling search of a mountain home said to contain dozens of free-roaming rattlesnakes and a two-week-dead human body. Confession: A young warden nearly kills a man and keeps a secret for over 30 years. Heartless Bastard: A warden comes out second best when he tangles with a man with no legs.

After The Match, The Game Begins - The True Story of The Dundee Utility

By Kenny McColl,Kenny McColl & John Robb
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  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Book Code : 1782192727
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 998
  • Pdf File: after-the-match-the-game-begins-the-true-story-of-the-dundee-utility.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Dundee Utility stands apart from other football firms. Its members are drawn not from the supporters of one team, but from two - Dundee United and Dundee FC - all of whom share the same passion: their city. The two bands of fans stand united, except on derby day, of course! In this compelling book, authors Kenny McCall and John Robb present the complete inside story of the Utility from their unique positions, each supporting Dundee United and Dundee respectively.

The True Origin of the Gravitational Dynamics

By Jacob Schaf
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  • Publisher : Scientific Research Publishing, Inc. USA
  • Book Code : 1618964089
  • Total of Pages : 165
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 483
  • Pdf File: the-true-origin-of-the-gravitational-dynamics.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This work is mainly motivated by two recent crucial scientific achievements: 1) The GPS clocks, moving with earth round the sun, do not show the gravita-tional slowing by the solar field, contradicting a fundamental prediction of General Relativity (GR) and 2) The Higgs theory discloses the origin of the inertial mass of the elementary particles and hence also is responsible for the gravitational fields, because mass generates the gravitational fields. Many clear-cut experimental observations, which are in conflict with the current theories, are actually being ignored and maintained in standby by the establishment to preserve accepted theories. This is not a scientific attitude. This is religion. The only scientifically sane attitude is acknowledging the reliable experimental observations, abandoning the obsolete theories that cannot account for them and searching for a more adequate theory. This exactly is what the present work challenges to do and the results are encouraging.

The Game They Played

By Stanley Cohen
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  • Book Code : 1453295259
  • Total of Pages : 254
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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One of Sports Illustrated’s Top 100 Sports Books of All Time: The riveting story of the point-shaving scandal that shook college basketball to its core It was the ultimate Cinderella sports story. Unranked heading into the 1949–50 season, the City College basketball team delighted their hometown of New York City and shocked the rest of America by winning both the NCAA and NIT tournaments. An unprecedented feat that would never be duplicated, City College’s postseason grand slam was made all the more remarkable by the fact that, in an era when many premier teams were segregated, its starting lineup consisted of 3 Jewish and 2 African American athletes. With Hall of Fame coach Nat Holman and 4 of the starting 5 returning for the 1950–51 campaign, the stage was set for a thrilling title defense. Alas, it was not to be. City College’s season came to an abrupt end when 3 of its star players were arrested on charges of conspiring to fix games. The ensuing scandal, which would engulf 6 other schools and lead to the indictments of 20 players and 14 fixers, cast New York City sports under a dark cloud, derailed the careers of some of the game’s most promising young talents, and forever altered the landscape of college basketball. The basis for the award-winning HBO documentary City Dump, The Game They Played is a poignant portrait of the unforgettable moment when an unheralded team of local boys united New York City in both triumph and disgrace.

Warden Force: Grim Witness and Other True Game Warden Adventures: Episodes 14-26

By Terry Hodges
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  • Publisher : Terry Hodges
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 665
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This is not a novel. The WARDEN FORCE series is a collection of short stories, all true adventures of the finest protectors of wildlife in the world. Game wardens, or conservation officers as they're known in some states, have been the subject of an explosion of interest during the past few years. The WARDEN FORCE series is a collection of short stories, all true adventures of the finest protectors of wildlife in the world. TV reality shows such as WILD JUSTICE (National Geographic), NORTH WOODS LAW (Animal Planet), LONE STAR LAW (Animal Planet) have introduced the public to this dangerous and little known profession, leaving a public hungry for more. Award winning author Terry Hodges was himself a California State Fish and Game warden and supervisor/leader of game wardens for over 30 intense years. He writes with the authority possible only by those who have actually lived the life, who have actually packed a badge and a gun on behalf of wildlife and battled all manner of wildlife-destroying outlaws. Season 2 contains 13 episodes: 1. A Matter of Little Choice: Wardens hunt down an exceptionally large and highly dangerous wounded mountain lion. A true game warden adventure story. 2. The Meaning of Pursuit: A true game warden adventure story. Fleeing felons and a wild, white-knuckle ride for a reserve game warden. 3. Gambler’s Luck: A big-rig load of alfalfa holds a surprise hidden in a chamber among the bales. 4. The Departure of Bully’s Luck: A cruel bully gets what he deserves. A true game warden adventure story 5. Pollard on the Rock: An alert clerk at a one-hour photo shop sends wardens in search of outlaw houndsmen. 6. Fools and Small Victories: A warden targets a particularly destructive brand of violator. A true game warden adventure story. 7. Renegades: A true game warden adventure story. Wardens target a destructive pair of elk poachers. 8. Bear Crazy: A warden investigates the poaching of an exceptionally huge bear, killed with a broad head arrow at a garbage dump 9. A Message Delivered: A true game warden adventure. Wardens hunt down antler thieves. 10. Sting: Wardens close in in a band of abalone poachers, a true game warden adventure story. 11. Cave Man: California wardens tangle with a wild-looking, hairy, commercial crab fisherman from Oregon. A true game warden adventure story. 12. Skinny Bob: California wardens go undercover to capture commercial reptile rustlers, a true game warden adventure story. 13. Grim Witness: True game warden adventure story. Dangerous pot-growing poachers use pipe bombs to kill king salmon.

Game Theory

By Joachim Rosenmüller
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1475732120
  • Total of Pages : 662
  • Category : Business & Economics
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  • Pdf File: game-theory.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Game Theory: Stochastics, Information, Strategies and Cooperation provides a discussion of some relevant topics in game theory. It is composed partially from material compiled by Professor Joachim Rosenmüller when lecturing at IMW, the Institute of Mathematical Economics at the University of Bielefeld. On the other hand, it also contains research topics that are not presented in a typical game theory textbook. Thus, the volume may provide the basis for an advanced course in game theory; simultaneously it may be called a monograph, and, as a third aspect, it also supplies some rather elementary versions of advanced topics of the field. The volume has a non-cooperative and a cooperative part and in both of them the reader is assumed to have some basic knowledge in game theory, for instance, concerning the normal form (bimatrix games, Nash equilibria of the mixed extension, backwards induction in games with perfect information) on one hand and the coalitional function (simple games, convex games, superadditive games, the core, the Shapley volume) on the other hand. Some emphasis is laid on the probabilistic background; however, the author treats stochastic games using the language of probability in order to consider simple models in which measure theory can be omitted.

Tetris

By Brian "Box" Brown
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  • Publisher : First Second
  • Book Code : 1250145899
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 166
  • Pdf File: tetris.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It is, perhaps, the perfect video game. Simple yet addictive, Tetris delivers an irresistible, unending puzzle that has players hooked. Play it long enough and you’ll see those brightly colored geometric shapes everywhere. You’ll see them in your dreams. Alexey Pajitnov had big ideas about games. In 1984, he created Tetris in his spare time while developing software for the Soviet government. Once Tetris emerged from behind the Iron Curtain, it was an instant hit. Nintendo, Atari, Sega—game developers big and small all wanted Tetris. A bidding war was sparked, followed by clandestine trips to Moscow, backroom deals, innumerable miscommunications, and outright theft. In this graphic novel,New York Times–bestselling author Box Brown untangles this complex history and delves deep into the role games play in art, culture, and commerce. For the first time and in unparalleled detail, Tetris: The Games People Play tells the true story of the world’s most popular video game.

Multiplayer Game Programming

By Josh Glazer,Sanjay Madhav
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  • Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Book Code : 0134034341
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 662
  • Pdf File: multiplayer-game-programming.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Practical Guide to Building Reliable Networked Multiplayer Games Networked multiplayer games are a multibillion dollar business: some games now attract tens of millions of players. In this practical, code-rich guide, Joshua Glazer and Sanjay Madhav guide you through every aspect of engineering them. Drawing on their immense experience as both game developers and instructors, the authors lead you through building a robust multiplayer architecture, and creating every engine-level system. You’ll learn through in-depth working code examples for two complete games: an action game and a real time strategy (RTS) game. First, Madhav and Glazer review the essentials of networking and network programming from the standpoint of game developers. Next, they walk through managing game data transmission, updating game objects across the network, and organizing the devices that join your game. You’ll learn how to ensure reliable performance despite the Internet’s inherent inconsistencies, and how to design game code for maximum security and scalability. The authors conclude by addressing two increasingly crucial issues: incorporating gamer services and hosting your games in the cloud. This guide’s content has been extensively tested through the authors’ multiplayer game programming courses at USC. It is equally valuable both to students and to working game programmers moving into networked games. Coverage includes How games have evolved to meet the challenges of networked environments Using Internet communication protocols and standards in game development Working with Berkeley Socket, the most widely used networking construct in multiplayer gaming Formatting game data for efficient Internet transmission Synchronizing states so all players share the same world Organizing networking topologies for large-scale games Overcoming latency and jitter problems that cause delays or lost data Scaling games without compromising performance Combating security vulnerabilities and software cheats Leveraging the networking functionality of the popular Unreal 4 and Unity game engines Integrating gamer services such as matchmaking, achievements, and leaderboards Running game servers in the cloud About the Website C++ source code for all examples is available at github.com/MultiplayerBook . Instructors will also find a full set of PowerPoint slides and a sample syllabus.

Game Theory and Machine Learning for Cyber Security

By Charles A. Kamhoua,Christopher D. Kiekintveld,Fei Fang,Quanyan Zhu
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119723949
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
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  • Pdf File: game-theory-and-machine-learning-for-cyber-security.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Move beyond the foundations of machine learning and game theory in cyber security to the latest research in this cutting-edge field In Game Theory and Machine Learning for Cyber Security, a team of expert security researchers delivers a collection of central research contributions from both machine learning and game theory applicable to cybersecurity. The distinguished editors have included resources that address open research questions in game theory and machine learning applied to cyber security systems and examine the strengths and limitations of current game theoretic models for cyber security. Readers will explore the vulnerabilities of traditional machine learning algorithms and how they can be mitigated in an adversarial machine learning approach. The book offers a comprehensive suite of solutions to a broad range of technical issues in applying game theory and machine learning to solve cyber security challenges. Beginning with an introduction to foundational concepts in game theory, machine learning, cyber security, and cyber deception, the editors provide readers with resources that discuss the latest in hypergames, behavioral game theory, adversarial machine learning, generative adversarial networks, and multi-agent reinforcement learning. Readers will also enjoy: A thorough introduction to game theory for cyber deception, including scalable algorithms for identifying stealthy attackers in a game theoretic framework, honeypot allocation over attack graphs, and behavioral games for cyber deception An exploration of game theory for cyber security, including actionable game-theoretic adversarial intervention detection against persistent and advanced threats Practical discussions of adversarial machine learning for cyber security, including adversarial machine learning in 5G security and machine learning-driven fault injection in cyber-physical systems In-depth examinations of generative models for cyber security Perfect for researchers, students, and experts in the fields of computer science and engineering, Game Theory and Machine Learning for Cyber Security is also an indispensable resource for industry professionals, military personnel, researchers, faculty, and students with an interest in cyber security.

The Gospel of Leadership

By Ryan Krupa
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  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Book Code : 1457565269
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 983
  • Pdf File: the-gospel-of-leadership.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is an odyssey into the truth of leadership’s nature and essence. Written for aspiring leaders, teachers of leaders, and followers, the aim is to practice awakening a leader’s potential. The book mirrors and reflects the inner nature of the leadership journey. It is written in a contemplative style and uses dialogue to exercise a leader’s will, intelligence, and spirit. The techniques taught in these chapters are dialogue, meditation, and contemplation. The author seeks to teach leaders how to exercise the power of will and the power of intelligence to make the kinetic chain of knowing, willing, and acting morally and intellectually strong. Reading this book serves as a leadership development exercise. This book is a teaching tool designed to demystify what takes place in the interior nature of a leader. It examines a leader’s soul, as it is exercised and strengthened in preparation for the cardinal act of leading, and it analyzes the act of making practical judgments, an act that demands the cultivation of a discerning mind to see and know the truth to be acted upon. Based on a true story, these chapters are a reflection on the formation of a leader and a realization of twenty years of research. The author studies the question: What does it take to develop a leader? Deliberations on eight years of guiding leaders on moral and intellectual quests in search of true freedom are revealed.

Nonlinear Oligopolies

By Gian Italo Bischi,Carl Chiarella,Michael Kopel,Ferenc Szidarovszky
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 3642021069
  • Total of Pages : 334
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 373
  • Pdf File: nonlinear-oligopolies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book presents the latest trends, methods and results in nonlinear dynamics with a special focus on oligopolies. It contains a number of technical appendices that summarize techniques of global dynamics not easily accessible elsewhere.

Advances in Network Security and Applications

By David C. Wyld,Michal Wozniak,Nabendu Chaki,Natarajan Meghanathan,Dhinaharan Nagamalai
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3642225403
  • Total of Pages : 660
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 326
  • Pdf File: advances-in-network-security-and-applications.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Network Security and Applications held in Chennai, India, in July 2011. The 63 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers address all technical and practical aspects of security and its applications for wired and wireless networks and are organized in topical sections on network security and applications, ad hoc, sensor and ubiquitous computing, as well as peer-to-peer networks and trust management.

The Old English Game Fowl - Its History, Description, Management, Breeding and Feeding

By H. Atkinson
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 144749220X
  • Total of Pages : 68
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 743
  • Pdf File: the-old-english-game-fowl-its-history-description-management-breeding-and-feeding.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Matt DeVos and Deborah A. Kent

By Matt DeVos,Deborah A. Kent
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  • Publisher : American Mathematical Soc.
  • Book Code : 1470422107
  • Total of Pages : 343
  • Category : Combinatorial analysis
  • Members : 843
  • Pdf File: matt-devos-and-deborah-a-kent.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book offers a gentle introduction to the mathematics of both sides of game theory: combinatorial and classical. The combination allows for a dynamic and rich tour of the subject united by a common theme of strategic reasoning. Designed as a textbook for an undergraduate mathematics class and with ample material and limited dependencies between the chapters, the book is adaptable to a variety of situations and a range of audiences. Instructors, students, and independent readers alike will appreciate the flexibility in content choices as well as the generous sets of exercises at various levels.

The Racquet Game

By Allison Danzig
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1528764390
  • Total of Pages : 364
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 911
  • Pdf File: the-racquet-game.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Game Worlds Get Real: How Who We Are Online Became Who We Are Offline

By Zek Valkyrie
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440851298
  • Total of Pages : 246
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 832
  • Pdf File: game-worlds-get-real.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book explores how after 20 years of existence, virtual world games have evolved: the social landscapes within digital worlds have become rigid and commodified, and "play" and "fun" have become rational and mechanical products. • Explains how social rigidity in digital communities often robs these spaces of experimentation and identity play • Suggests that new technologies such as virtual reality are unlikely to revolutionize the media or cause dramatic social change

Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce V

By Peyman Faratin,David C. Parkes,Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar,William E. Walsh
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3540259473
  • Total of Pages : 153
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 535
  • Pdf File: agent-mediated-electronic-commerce-v.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce, AMEC 2003, held in Melbourne, Australia in July 2003 as part of AAMAS 2003. The 9 revised full papers presented were carefully selected from 22 submissions during two rounds of reviewing and revision. The papers are organized in topical sections on automated negotiation, systems and mechanism design, and multi-agent markets.

OPTIMIZATION AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH – Volume III

By Ulrich Derigs
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  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Book Code : 1905839502
  • Total of Pages : 438
  • Category :
  • Members : 748
  • Pdf File: optimization-and-operations-research-volume-iii.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Optimization and Operations Research is a component of Encyclopedia of Mathematical Sciences in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Optimization and Operations Research is organized into six different topics which represent the main scientific areas of the theme: 1. Fundamentals of Operations Research; 2. Advanced Deterministic Operations Research; 3. Optimization in Infinite Dimensions; 4. Game Theory; 5. Stochastic Operations Research; 6. Decision Analysis, which are then expanded into multiple subtopics, each as a chapter. These four volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs.

FUNDAMENTAL ECONOMICS – Volume I

By Mukul Majumdar,Ian Wills,Pasquale M. Sgro,John M. Gowdy
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  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Book Code : 1848263155
  • Total of Pages : 514
  • Category :
  • Members : 235
  • Pdf File: fundamental-economics-volume-i.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Fundamental Economics in two volumes is a component of Encyclopedia of Social Sciences and Humanities in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme discusses on Fundamental Economics, Walrasian and Non-Walrasian Microeconomics, Strategic Behavior, The Economics of Bargaining, Economic Exernalities, Public Goods, Macroeconomics, Decision Making Under Uncertainty, Development Economics and many other related topics. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.

The Courage of Truth

By M. Foucault
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230309100
  • Total of Pages : 364
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 262
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Book Short Summary:

The Courage of the Truth is the last course that Michel Foucault delivered at the College de France before his death in 1984. In this course, he continues the theme of the previous year's lectures in exploring the notion of "truth-telling" in politics to establish a number of ethically irreducible conditionsbased on courage and conviction.

Decisions, Games and Markets

By Pierpaolo Battigalli,Aldo M. Montesano,Fausto Panunzi
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1461563372
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 569
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Book Short Summary:

Decisions, Games and Markets is designed to stimulate new developments in decision theory, game theory and general equilibrium theory, as well as in their applications to economics. The book is divided into three parts - Decision Theory, Game Theory, and the Theory of Markets. Though its orientation is primarily methodological, some articles are more applied. The consistent use of formal analysis and methodological individualism constitutes the unifying theme of the book. Decisions, Games and Markets will be of considerable interest to both students and teachers of microeconomics and game and decision theory.

Social Design

By Walter Trockel
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319938096
  • Total of Pages : 348
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 791
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Book Short Summary:

This book contains invited essays in memory of Leonid Hurwicz spanning a large area of economic, social and other sciences where the implementation or enforcement of institutions and rules requires the design of effective mechanisms. The foundations of these articles are set by social choice concepts; game theory; Nash, Bayesian and Walrasian equilibria; complete and incomplete information. Besides in-depth treatments of well-established parts of mechanism and implementation theory, contributions on novel directions deal, for instance, with a quantum approach to game and decision making under uncertainty; digitalization; and the design of block chain for trading. The outstanding competence and reputation of the authors reflect the appreciation of the fundamental contributions and the lasting admiration of the personality and the work of Leonid Hurwicz.

Storytelling for Interactive Digital Media and Video Games

By Nicholas B. Zeman
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1315354470
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 972
  • Pdf File: storytelling-for-interactive-digital-media-and-video-games.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The evolution of story-telling is as old as the human race; from the beginning, when our ancestors first gathered around a campfire to share wondrous tales through oral traditions, to today, with information and stories being shared through waves and filling screens with words and images. Stories have always surrounded us, and united us in ways other disciplines can't. Storytelling for Interactive Digital Media and Video Games lays out the construct of the story, and how it can be manipulated by the storyteller through sound, video, lighting, graphics, and color. This book is the perfect guide to aspiring storytellers as it illustrates the different manner of how and why stories are told, and how to make them "interactive." Storytelling features heavy game development as a method of storytelling and delivery, and how to develop compelling plots, characters, settings, and actions inside a game. The concept of digital storytelling will be explored, and how this differs from previous incarnations of mediums for stories Key Features: Explores the necessary elements of a story (setting, character, events, sequence, and perspective) and how they affect the viewer of the story Discusses media and its role in storytelling, including images, art, sound, video, and animation Explores the effect of interactivity on the story, such as contest TV, web-based storytelling, kiosks, and games Shows the different types of story themes in gaming and how they are interwoven Describes how to make games engaging and rewarding intrinsically and extrinsically