The Foundations of Statistics

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The Foundations of Statistics

Author: ,

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486137104

Genre: Mathematics

Page: 352

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Book Summary: Classic analysis of the foundations of statistics and development of personal probability, one of the greatest controversies in modern statistical thought. Revised edition. Calculus, probability, statistics, and Boolean algebra are recommended.


The Seven Trials of Cameron-Strange

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The Seven Trials of Cameron-Strange

Author: James Calum Campbell

Publisher: Aelurus Publishing

ISBN: 1907605843

Genre: Fiction

Page: 258

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Book Summary: 'Fox stepped swiftly through the door. There was an audible click. And there came the sound of a bolt sliding into place. What follows is the stuff of nightmares...' Just when the bereaved and troubled Dr Alastair Cameron-Strange rediscovers his life on the other side of the world, the British authorities track him down. They recruit him on a mission which takes him to the farthest reaches of New Zealand, to Xanadu with all its grotesque gargoyles, chief among them Phineas Fox, the American business tycoon whose baleful eye is on the White House. There's something not quite right about Mr Fox, and Cameron-Strange, with the help of the beautiful Nikki, is determined to find out what it is. He survives six ordeals, but will he survive a seventh?


Exploring the Appalachian Trail: Hikes in the Mid-Atlantic States

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Exploring the Appalachian Trail: Hikes in the Mid-Atlantic States

Author: Glenn Scherer,Don Hopey

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 081175281X

Genre: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

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Book Summary: 41 day hikes and overnight trips in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.


Fair Game (RLE Sports Studies)

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Fair Game (RLE Sports Studies)

Author: Eric Midwinter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317680812

Genre: Sports & Recreation

Page: 180

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Book Summary: This volume examines modern sport in its social context and concludes that it is beset with over-commercialised motives, damaged by dangerous political alignments and marred by wrongheaded social values. The book provides a thought-provoking analysis and offers new insights into why and how modern sport has evolved into its present dominant position. It calls for radical reforms in the structure of, and attitudes towards, sport.


The Columbiad: A Poem

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The Columbiad: A Poem

Author: Joel Barlow

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Genre: History

Page: 294

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Book Summary: "The Columbiad: A Poem" by Joel Barlow. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Innovation and Marketing in the Video Game Industry

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Innovation and Marketing in the Video Game Industry

Author: David Wesley,Gloria Barczak

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317116496

Genre: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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Book Summary: Video games have had a greater impact on our society than almost any other leisure activity. They not only consume a large portion of our free time, they influence cultural trends, drive microprocessor development, and help train pilots and soldiers. Now, with the Nintendo Wii and DS, they are helping people stay fit, facilitating rehabilitation, and creating new learning opportunities. Innovation has played a major role in the long term success of the video game industry, as software developers and hardware engineers attempt to design products that meet the needs of ever widening segments of the population. At the same time, companies with the most advanced products are often proving to be less successful than their competitors. Innovation and Marketing in the Video Game Industry identifies patterns that will help engineers, developers, and marketing executives to formulate better business strategies and successfully bring new products to market. Readers will also discover how some video game companies are challenging normal industry rules by using radical innovations to attract new customers. Finally, this revealing book sheds light on why some innovations have attracted legions of followers among populations that have never before been viewed as gamers, including parents and senior citizens and how video games have come to be used in a variety of socially beneficial ways. David Wesley and Gloria Barczak's comparison of product features, marketing strategies, and the supply chain will appeal to marketing professionals, business managers, and product design engineers in technology intensive industries, to government officials who are under increasing pressure to understand and regulate video games, and to anyone who wants to understand the inner workings of one of the most important industries to emerge in modern times. In addition, as video games become an ever more pervasive aspect of media entertainment, managers from companies of all stripes need to understand video gaming as a way to reach potential customers.


Winter Dark

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Winter Dark

Author: Alex Callister

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1838881077

Genre: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: ‘Wow! Double wow!! Triple wow!!!... in my top books for 2020.’ B for Book Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I could not put it down!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Loved it! I want more!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I didn't get a chance to breathe.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Nail-biting.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Audible #1 Bestselling Thriller of the Year. Secret Service agent Winter has just two weeks to bring down a site on the dark web before an innocent girl is murdered in front of an online audience of millions. Going deep undercover disguised as a paid assassin – alias Snow White – Winter must infiltrate the inner circle of the extraordinarily powerful man at the heart of the dark web. When Winter stumbles upon the body of a man from her past with a bullet through his forehead, the clues begin to slot into place. With the girl’s fate growing darker with every tick of the clock, can Winter put together the pieces in time to save her life?


The Wide, Wide World

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The Wide, Wide World

Author: Susan Warner

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5040476604

Genre: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Playing the Game

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Playing the Game

Author: Christine Poulter

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 134993075X

Genre: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Book Summary: When actors prepare a role, they need to use their powers of observation and creativity. When they perform before an audience, they need a whole range of presentational skills and plenty of self-confidence. Directors and drama teachers often use games and exercises to develop these skills, which are not relevant to the theatrical world alone - they are the same skills needed for job interviews, committee meetings and other everyday 'performances'. This revised, updated and expanded new edition continues to provide a wide array of games and exercises designed to develop the players' observation, imagination, presentation and self-confidence. Primarily written for directors, drama teachers and students, it is of use to anyone who needs these skills in any context.


Characteristics of Games

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Characteristics of Games

Author: George Skaff Elias,Richard Garfield,K. Robert Gutschera

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262300443

Genre: Games & Activities

Page: 336

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Book Summary: Understanding games—whether computer games, card games, board games, or sports—by analyzing certain common traits. Characteristics of Games offers a new way to understand games: by focusing on certain traits—including number of players, rules, degrees of luck and skill needed, and reward/effort ratio—and using these characteristics as basic points of comparison and analysis. These issues are often discussed by game players and designers but seldom written about in any formal way. This book fills that gap. By emphasizing these player-centric basic concepts, the book provides a framework for game analysis from the viewpoint of a game designer. The book shows what all genres of games—board games, card games, computer games, and sports—have to teach each other. Today's game designers may find solutions to design problems when they look at classic games that have evolved over years of playing. Characteristics of Games—written by three of the most prominent game designers working today—will serve as an essential reference for game designers and game players curious about the inner workings of games. It includes exercises (which can also serve as the basis for discussions) and examples chosen from a wide variety of games. There are occasional mathematical digressions, but these can be skipped with no loss of continuity. Appendixes offer supplementary material, including a brief survey of the two main branches of mathematical game theory and a descriptive listing of each game referred to in the text.


Games and Gaming in Medieval Literature

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Games and Gaming in Medieval Literature

Author: Serina Patterson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137497521

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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Book Summary: The first-of-its-kind, Games and Gaming in Medieval Literature explores the depth and breadth of games in medieval literature and culture. Chapters span from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries, and cover England, France, Denmark, Poland, and Spain, re-examining medieval games in diverse social settings such as the church, court, and household.


Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

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Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Genre: Fiction

Page: 226

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Book Summary: "Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar" by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


The Ends Game

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The Ends Game

Author: Marco Bertini,Oded Koenigsberg

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026236008X

Genre: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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Book Summary: Rewrites the rules of commerce by pursuing outcomes rather than products; the seventh book in the Management on the Cutting Edge series comes from a definitive source--the MIT Sloan Management Review. Would you rather pay for healthcare or for better health? For school or education? For groceries or nutrition? A car or transportation? A theater performance or entertainment? In The Ends Game, Marco Bertini and Oded Koenigsberg describe how some firms are rewriting the rules of commerce: instead of selling the "means" (their products and services), they adopt innovative revenue models to pursue "ends" (actual outcomes). They show that paying by the pill, semester, food item, vehicle, or show does not necessarily reflect the value that customers actually derive from their purchases. Revenue models anchored on the ownership of products, they argue, are patently inferior.


The Old Curiosity Shop

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The Old Curiosity Shop

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014190805X

Genre: Fiction

Page: 608

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Book Summary: 'His characters are marvellous, his insights wonderful ... You don't expect reality but you get something bigger and better' Ruth Rendell The Old Curiosity Shop was an instant bestseller that, even while it was criticized for its sentimentality, captured the hearts of the nation with its portrayal of little Nell Trent, who is thrown into a terrifying world when her beloved grandfather is unable to pay his debts to the loathsome Quilp. Alongside the pathos of the innocent, tragic Nell are some of Dickens's greatest characters: the ne'er-do'well Dick Swiveller, the mannish lawyer Sally Brass, the half-starved 'Marchioness' and the lustful Quilp himself, a creation of demonic power and cruelty. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Norman Page


Rhetoric/Composition/Play through Video Games

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Rhetoric/Composition/Play through Video Games

Author: R. Colby,M. Johnson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137307676

Genre: Education

Page: 239

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Book Summary: An edited collection whose contributors analyze the relationship between writing, learning, and video games/videogaming, these essays consist of academic essays from writing and rhetoric teacher-scholars, who theorize, and contextualize how computer/video games enrich writing practices within and beyond the classroom and the teaching of writing.


Board Games as Media

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Board Games as Media

Author: Paul Booth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501357190

Genre: Games & Activities

Page: 296

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Book Summary: Leading expert Paul Booth explores the growth in popularity of board games today, and unpacks what it means to read a board game. What does a game communicate? How do games play us? And how do we decide which games to play and which are just wastes of cardboard? With little scholarly research in this still-emerging field, Board Games as Media underscores the importance of board games in the ever-evolving world of media.


The Art of Public Space

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The Art of Public Space

Author: Kim Gurney

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137436905

Genre: Social Science

Page: 194

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Book Summary: A journey through Johannesburg via three art projects raises intriguing notions about the constitutive relationship between the city, imagination and the public sphere- through walking, gaming and performance art. Amid prevailing economic validations, the trilogy posits art within an urban commons in which imagination is all-important.


Unity 5.x Game AI Programming Cookbook

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Unity 5.x Game AI Programming Cookbook

Author: Jorge Palacios

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783553588

Genre: Computers

Page: 278

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Book Summary: Build and customize a wide range of powerful Unity AI systems with over 70 hands-on recipes and techniques About This Book Empower your agent with decision making capabilities using advanced minimaxing and Negamaxing techniques Discover how AI can be applied to a wide range of games to make them more interactive. Instigate vision and hearing abilities in your agent through collider based and graph based systems Who This Book Is For This book is intended for those who already have a basic knowledge of Unity and are eager to get more tools under their belt to solve AI and gameplay-related problems. What You Will Learn Use techniques such as A*and A*mbush to empower your agents with path finding capabilities. Create a representation of the world and make agents navigate it Construct decision-making systems to make the agents take different actions Make different agents coordinate actions and create the illusion of technical behavior Simulate senses and apply them in an awareness system Design and implement AI in board games such as Tic-Tac-Toe and Checkers Implement efficient prediction mechanism in your agents with algorithms such as N-Gram predictor and naive Bayes classifier Understand and analyze how the influence maps work. In Detail Unity 5 comes fully packaged with a toolbox of powerful features to help game and app developers create and implement powerful game AI. Leveraging these tools via Unity's API or built-in features allows limitless possibilities when it comes to creating your game's worlds and characters. This practical Cookbook covers both essential and niche techniques to help you be able to do that and more. This Cookbook is engineered as your one-stop reference to take your game AI programming to the next level. Get to grips with the essential building blocks of working with an agent, programming movement and navigation in a game environment, and improving your agent's decision making and coordination mechanisms - all through hands-on examples using easily customizable techniques. Discover how to emulate vision and hearing capabilities for your agent, for natural and humanlike AI behaviour, and improve them with the help of graphs. Empower your AI with decision-making functions through programming simple board games such as Tic-Tac-Toe and Checkers, and orchestrate agent coordination to get your AIs working together as one. Style and approach This recipe-based guide will take you through implementing various AI algorithms. Each topic is explained and placed among other related techniques, sometimes building on the knowledge from previous chapters. There are also references to more technical books and papers, so you can dig deeper if you want to.


Tarzan, Volume Two

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Tarzan, Volume Two

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 1443417319

Genre: Fiction

Page: 1000

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Book Summary: Return to the jungle in books five through eight of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s best-known series. In Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar, Tarzan loses his memory and is stuck in the jungle while Jane is waiting for him to help her out of trouble. Jungle Tales of Tarzan is a collection of twelve short stories about Tarzan. Set in World War I, Tarzan the Untamed features a Tarzan who is out for revenge after he believes Jane has been killed by German troops. And in Tarzan the Terrible, Tarzan searches for Jane after discovering she is still alive, while at the same time his son searches for him. Edgar Rice Burroughs’s classic Tarzan series celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2012. One of the best-known literary characters in the world, Tarzan books have been adapted many times for radio, television, stage, and cinema. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.


The Raven's Hat

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The Raven's Hat

Author: Jonas Peters,Nicolai Meinshausen

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262362686

Genre: Mathematics

Page: 192

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Book Summary: Games that show how mathematics can solve the apparently unsolvable. This book presents a series of engaging games that seem unsolvable--but can be solved when they are translated into mathematical terms. How can players find their ID cards when the cards are distributed randomly among twenty boxes? By applying the theory of permutations. How can a player guess the color of her own hat when she can only see other players' hats? Hamming codes, which are used in communication technologies. Like magic, mathematics solves the apparently unsolvable. The games allow readers, including university students or anyone with high school-level math, to experience the joy of mathematical discovery.