Fans and Videogames

Fans and Videogames
Author: Melanie Swalwell,Angela Ndalianis,Helen Stuckey
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2017-03-03
ISBN: 1317191919
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fans and Videogames Book Excerpt:

This anthology addresses videogames long history of fandom, and fans’ important role in game history and preservation. In order to better understand and theorize video games and game playing, it is necessary to study the activities of gamers themselves. Gamers are active creators in generating meaning; they are creators of media texts they share with other fans (mods, walkthroughs, machinima, etc); and they have played a central role in curating and preserving games through activities such as their collective work on: emulation, creating online archives and the forensic archaeology of code. This volume brings together essays that explore game fandom from diverse perspectives that examine the complex processes at work in the phenomenon of game fandom and its practices. Contributors aim to historicize game fandom, recognize fan contributions to game history, and critically assess the role of fans in ensuring that game culture endures through the development of archives.

Index Medicus

Index Medicus
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1936
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medicine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Murder of the Middle Class

The Murder of the Middle Class
Author: Wayne Allyn Root
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2014-07-14
ISBN: 1621572323
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Murder of the Middle Class Book Excerpt:

The great American middle class is dying—and not from natural causes. The Murder of the Middle Class exposes the crime and indicts the conspirators, from the Obama administration to their willing accomplices in big business, big media, and big unions—naming names and pointing out their misdeeds. Bestselling author Wayne Allyn Root doesn't just prove the crime and profile the suspects, he provides bold solutions to save American capitalism, the middle class, the GOP . . . and YOU! This middle class warrior gives you the game plan and the weapons to fight back.

The Gardeners Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette

The Gardeners  Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1853
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agriculture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Astrophysics Is Easy

Astrophysics Is Easy
Author: Michael Inglis
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2014-12-04
ISBN: 3319116444
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astrophysics Is Easy Book Excerpt:

Astrophysics is often –with some justification – regarded as incomprehensible without the use of higher mathematics. Consequently, many amateur astronomers miss out on some of the most fascinating aspects of the subject. Astrophysics Is Easy! cuts through the difficult mathematics and explains the basics of astrophysics in accessible terms. Using nothing more than plain arithmetic and simple examples, the workings of the universe are outlined in a straightforward yet detailed and easy-to-grasp manner. The original edition of the book was written over eight years ago, and in that time, advances in observational astronomy have led to new and significant changes to the theories of astrophysics. The new theories will be reflected in both the new and expanded chapters. A unique aspect of this book is that, for each topic under discussion, an observing list is included so that observers can actually see for themselves the concepts presented –stars of the spectral sequence, nebulae, galaxies, even black holes. The observing list has been revised and brought up-to-date in the Second Edition.

Dietrichsen and Hannay s Royal Almanack and Nautical and Astronomical Ephemeris

Dietrichsen and Hannay s Royal Almanack and Nautical and Astronomical Ephemeris
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1868
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Almanacs, British
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Exoplanet Handbook

The Exoplanet Handbook
Author: Michael Perryman
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 974
Release: 2018-08-31
ISBN: 1108419771
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Exoplanet Handbook Book Excerpt:

A complete and in-depth review of exoplanet research, covering the discovery methods, physics and theoretical background.

Gardeners Chronicle

Gardeners  Chronicle
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1264
Release: 1850
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Gardening
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Early History of Soybeans and Soyfoods Worldwide 1900 1923

Early History of Soybeans and Soyfoods Worldwide  1900 1923
Author: William Shurtleff,Akiko Aoyagi
Publsiher: Soyinfo Center
Total Pages: 2058
Release: 2014-11-22
ISBN: 1928914705
Category: Soybean
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early History of Soybeans and Soyfoods Worldwide 1900 1923 Book Excerpt:

The world;s most comprehensive, we documented, and well illustrated book on this subject. With extensive index. 520 photographs and illustrations. Free of charge in digital format on Google Books.

The Peaches of New York Illustrations

The Peaches of New York  Illustrations
Author: U. P. Hedrick
Publsiher: ALBANY J. B. LYON COMPANY, PRINTERS
Total Pages: 617
Release: 2014-11-18
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Peaches of New York Illustrations Book Excerpt:

Example in this ebook The present volume is the fifth in the plan of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station to make a more or less complete record of all of the different fruits grown in this region. This work differs from the preceding fruit-books but little or not at all in nature and purposes, yet a statement of its contents, even though it be almost identical with that in the prefaces of the preceding volumes, is necessary for those who may not have the other books and may be a convenience to those who have all of the series. The title implies that The Peaches of New York is written for the confines of a state; but all varieties of the peach grown in North America, as well as many known only in other continents, Europe especially, have been considered, under the supposition that all might be grown in New York and are therefore of interest to the peach-growers of the State. Broadly speaking, then, the design is to make the book as complete a record as possible of the development of the peach, wherever grown, up to this time. The book contains: An account of the history and uses of the peach; a discussion of the botanical characters of the species of cultivated peaches; an account of the peach-regions and of peach-growing in New York with the most important statistics relating to this fruit; and, lastly and in greatest detail, the synonymy, bibliography, economic status, and full descriptions of all the most important cultivated peaches, with briefer notices of varieties of minor importance and of those appearing in peach-literature which are now no longer grown. In foot-notes running through the text, biographical sketches are published of the persons who have done most in America toward improving the peach. Incidentally, all that was thought would be helpful in breeding peaches was included. So, too, whatever appeared to be of interest to students of ecology has been given a place. As in the preceding books, color-plates occupy prominent places in this volume. Pains and expense have not been spared in the attempt to make the plates the best possible with the present knowledge of reproduction in colors. All who have seen the plates in this and the first four fruit-books of the series will agree that the reproductions of peaches are more accurate than those of the apples, grapes, plums or cherries, and yet these are not as exact as might be wished. Although most carefully selected, an illustration of one or two fruits does not give an adequate picture of a variety. Neither does the camera take colors quite as the eye sees them nor can the plate-maker quite reproduce what the camera takes. The illustrations are of life-size as the peaches grow on the grounds of this Station and represent specimens of average size and color. The fruits, as shown in the plates, look small for the reason that a flat picture of a round object minifies size. To be continue in this ebook

Cumulated Index Medicus

Cumulated Index Medicus
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1836
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medicine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dietary Strategies for Healthy Aging Caloric Restriction and Beyond

Dietary Strategies for Healthy Aging     Caloric Restriction and Beyond
Author: Sebastian J. Hofer,Sergio Davinelli
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2022-03-21
ISBN: 2889747409
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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United States Plant Patents

United States Plant Patents
Author: United States. Patent and Trademark Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-05
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Plants, Cultivated
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Theatre History Studies 2017

Theatre History Studies 2017
Author: Sara Freeman
Publsiher: University of Alabama Press
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2017-12-12
ISBN: 0817371117
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatre History Studies 2017 Book Excerpt:

Theatre History Studies is a peer-reviewed journal of theatre history and scholarship published annually since 1981 by the Mid-American Theatre Conference (MATC), a regional body devoted to theatre scholarship and practice.

The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied

The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied
Author: Maximilian,Prince Alexander Philipp Maximilian of Wied
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2014-04-09
ISBN: 0806185996
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied Book Excerpt:

Few historical chronicles are as informative and eloquent as the journal written by Prince Maximilian of Wied as a record of his journey into the North American interior in 1833, following the route Lewis and Clark had taken almost thirty years earlier. Maximilian's memorable descriptions of topography, Native peoples, and natural history were further brought to life through the now-familiar watercolors and sketches of Karl Bodmer, the young Swiss artist who accompanied him. The first of the three volumes of the North American Journals recounts the prince's journey from Europe to St. Louis—then the edge of the frontier. Volume II vividly narrates his experiences on the upper Missouri and offers an unparalleled view of the region and the peoples native to it. In these pages, we accompany Maximilian as he travels far up the Missouri River to Fort McKenzie, a trading post some 2,500 river miles from St. Louis near what is now Fort Benton, Montana. The handsome, oversize volume not only reproduces this historic document but also features every one of Maximilian's illustrations—more than 200 in all, including nearly 50 in color—from the original journal now housed at Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. Maximilian recorded detailed observations of flora, fauna, geology, and climate. From his unique, scientifically trained perspective, he also undertook a serious field study of the cultures and languages of the central and northern Great Plains Indians he encountered. His journal contains important, firsthand descriptions of tribal social customs, religious rituals, material culture, and art, as well as an account of Native interactions with Euro-Americans engaged in the then-burgeoning fur trade. This book is published with the assistance of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Real Pigs

Real Pigs
Author: Brad Weiss
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2016-07-15
ISBN: 0822374234
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Real Pigs Book Excerpt:

In addition to being one of the United States' largest pork producers, North Carolina is home to a developing niche market of pasture-raised pork. In Real Pigs Brad Weiss traces the desire for "authentic" local foods in the Piedmont region of central North Carolina as he follows farmers, butchers, and chefs through the process of breeding, raising, butchering, selling, and preparing pigs raised on pasture for consumption. Drawing on his experience working on Piedmont pig farms and at farmers’ markets, Weiss explores the history, values, social relations, and practices that drive the pasture-raised pork market. He shows how pigs in the Piedmont become imbued with notions of authenticity, illuminating the ways the region's residents understand local notions of place and culture. Full of anecdotes and interviews with the market's primary figures, Real Pigs reminds us that what we eat and why have implications that resonate throughout the wider social, cultural, and historical world.

Improvement of Rice Through omics Approaches

Improvement of Rice Through     omics    Approaches
Author: Ravi Gupta,M. Iqbal R. Khan,Jose Luis Gonzalez Hernandez,Wei WANG,Laurence Veronique Bindschedler
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-06-15
ISBN: 2889763730
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden

The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden
Author: Roy Diblik
Publsiher: Timber Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2014-03-11
ISBN: 1604693347
Category: Gardening
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden Book Excerpt:

“A veritable goldmine for gardeners.” —Plant Talk We’ve all seen gorgeous perennial gardens packed with color, texture, and multi-season interest. Designed by a professional and maintained by a crew, they are aspirational bits of beauty too difficult to attempt at home. Or are they? The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden makes a design-magazine-worthy garden achievable at home. The new, simplified approach is made up of hardy, beautiful plants grown on a 10x14 foot grid. Each of the 62 garden plans combines complementary plants that thrive together and grow as a community. They are designed to make maintenance a snap. The garden plans can be followed explicitly or adjusted to meet individual needs, unlocking rich perennial landscape designs for individualization and creativity.

A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art

A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art
Author: Melinda K. Hartwig
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2014-11-17
ISBN: 144433350X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art Book Excerpt:

A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art presents a comprehensive collection of original essays exploring key concepts, critical discourses, and theories that shape the discipline of ancient Egyptian art. • Winner of the 2016 PROSE Award for Single Volume Reference in the Humanities & Social Sciences • Features contributions from top scholars in their respective fields of expertise relating to ancient Egyptian art • Provides overviews of past and present scholarship and suggests new avenues to stimulate debate and allow for critical readings of individual art works • Explores themes and topics such as methodological approaches, transmission of Egyptian art and its connections with other cultures, ancient reception, technology and interpretation, • Provides a comprehensive synthesis on a discipline that has diversified to the extent that it now incorporates subjects ranging from gender theory to ‘X-ray fluorescence’ and ‘image-based interpretations systems’

The Gardeners Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette

The Gardeners  Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 900
Release: 1845
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agriculture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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