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Debugging Game History:A Critical Lexicon

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The Immortal Game: A History of Chess , Hörbuch...
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Why has one game, alone among the thousands of games invented and played throughout human history, not only survived but thrived within every culture it has touched? What is it about its 32 figurative pieces, moving about its 64 black and white squares according to very simple rules, that has captivated people for nearly 1,500 years? Why has it driven some of its greatest players into paranoia and madness, and yet is hailed as a remarkably powerful intellectual tool? Nearly everyone has played chess at some point in their lives. Its rules and pieces have served as a metaphor for society, influencing military strategy, mathematics, artificial intelligence, and literature and the arts. It has been condemned as the devil´s game by popes, rabbis, and imams, and lauded as a guide to proper living by other popes, rabbis, and imams. Marcel Duchamp was so absorbed in the game that he ignored his wife on their honeymoon. Caliph Muhammad al-Amin lost his throne (and his head) trying to checkmate a courtier. Ben Franklin used the game as a cover for secret diplomacy. In his wide-ranging and ever-fascinating examination of chess, David Shenk gleefully unearths the hidden history of a game that seems so simple yet contains infinity. From its invention somewhere in India around 500 A.D., to its enthusiastic adoption by the Persians and its spread by Islamic warriors, to its remarkable use as a moral guide in the Middle Ages and its political utility in the Enlightenment, to its crucial importance in the birth of cognitive science and its key role in the aesthetic of modernism in 20th century art, to its 21st century importance in the development of artificial intelligence and use as a teaching tool in inner-city America, chess has been a remarkably omnipresent factor in the development of civilization. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John H. Mayer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/000780/bk_bkot_000780_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Immortal Game: A History of Chess, Hörbuch,...
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Why has one game, alone among the thousands of games invented and played throughout human history, not only survived but thrived within every culture it has touched? What is it about its 32 figurative pieces, moving about its 64 black and white squares according to very simple rules, that has captivated people for nearly 1,500 years? Why has it driven some of its greatest players into paranoia and madness, and yet is hailed as a remarkably powerful intellectual tool? Nearly everyone has played chess at some point in their lives. Its rules and pieces have served as a metaphor for society, influencing military strategy, mathematics, artificial intelligence, and literature and the arts. It has been condemned as the devil´s game by popes, rabbis, and imams, and lauded as a guide to proper living by other popes, rabbis, and imams. Marcel Duchamp was so absorbed in the game that he ignored his wife on their honeymoon. Caliph Muhammad al-Amin lost his throne (and his head) trying to checkmate a courtier. Ben Franklin used the game as a cover for secret diplomacy. In his wide-ranging and ever-fascinating examination of chess, David Shenk gleefully unearths the hidden history of a game that seems so simple yet contains infinity. From its invention somewhere in India around 500 A.D., to its enthusiastic adoption by the Persians and its spread by Islamic warriors, to its remarkable use as a moral guide in the Middle Ages and its political utility in the Enlightenment, to its crucial importance in the birth of cognitive science and its key role in the aesthetic of modernism in 20th century art, to its 21st century importance in the development of artificial intelligence and use as a teaching tool in inner-city America, chess has been a remarkably omnipresent factor in the development of civilization. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Adamson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000902/bk_rand_000902_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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中国历史中的生存游戏与权力博弈 - 中國歷史中的生...
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在中国历史上,无论是掌握权力的官僚集团,还是拥有合法地位的´´胥吏”;无论是依靠暴力´´血酬”生存的灰色势力,还是在这个生存系统中始终处于弱势地位的受害者,可以说绝大多数都是现实主义者,利益算计是他们唯一的行为准则。 在中國歷史上,無論是掌握權力的官僚集團,還是擁有合法地位的「胥吏」;無論是依靠暴力「血酬」生存的灰色勢力,還是在這個生存系統中始終處於弱勢地位的受害者,可以說絕大多數都是現實主義者,利益算計是他們唯一的行為準則。 Please note: This audiobook is in Mandarin. 1. Mandarin Chinese. 春燕 - 春燕 - Chunyan. http://samples.audible.de/bk/bovc/001474/bk_bovc_001474_sample.mp3.

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College Football Bowl Games History: Steve Fulton

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Iron, Fire and Ice: The Real History That Inspi...
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A young pretender raises an army to take the throne. Learning of his father’s death, the adolescent, dashing and charismatic and descended from the old kings of the North, vows to avenge him. He is supported in this war by his mother, who has spirited away her two younger sons to safety. Against them is the queen, passionate, proud, and strong-willed and with more of the masculine virtues of the time than most men. She too is battling for the inheritance of her young son, not yet fully grown but already a sadist who takes delight in watching executions. Sound familiar? It may read like the plot of Game of Thrones. Yet that was also the story of the bloodiest battle in British history, fought at the culmination of the War of the Roses. George RR Martin’s bestselling novels are rife with allusions, inspirations, and flat-out copies of real-life people, events, and places of medieval and Tudor England and Europe. The Red Wedding? Based on actual events in Scottish history. The poisoning of Joffrey Baratheon? Eerily similar to the death of William the Conqueror’s grandson. The Dothraki? Also known as Huns, Magyars, Turks, and Mongols. Join Ed West, author of Skyhorse’s A Very, Very Short History of England series, as he explores all of Martin’s influences, from religion to war to powerful women. Instead of despairing while waiting for Season 8 of Game of Thrones, discover the real history behind the phenomenon and see for yourself that truth is stranger than fiction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rory Barnett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011740/bk_brll_011740_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Debugging Game History:A Critical Lexicon Raiford Guins, Henry Lowood

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