Playing at the Next Level

Playing at the Next Level Author Ken Horowitz
ISBN-10 9780786499946
Release 2016-10-21
Pages 312
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Today a multinational video game developer, Sega was the first to break Nintendo's grip on the gaming industry, expanding from primarily an arcade game company to become the dominant game console manufacturer in North America. A major part of that success came from the hard work and innovation of its subsidiary, Sega of America, who in a little more than a decade wrested the majority market share from Nintendo and revolutionized how games were made. Drawing on interviews with nearly 100 Sega alumni, this book traces the development of the company, revealing previously undocumented areas of game-making history, including Sega's relationship with Tonka, the creation of its internal studios, and major breakthroughs like the Sega Channel and HEAT Network. More than 40 of the company's most influential games are explored in detail.

Reaching the Next Level

Reaching the Next Level Author MARTHA A MASTERS
ISBN-10 9781610650021
Release 2011-02-25
Pages 96
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A guide for intermediate and advanced classical guitarists, addressing technical and musical issues. Any serious student of classical guitar will appreciate this book which covers topics often heard in a lesson, but seldom covered in a book, with appropriate repertoire provided. Topics covered include technical control, study habits, crafting interpretations, tone production, performance anxiety, and much more.Students and teachers alike will appreciate the varied repertoire selections, as well as the annotated repertoire list included for further study. Includes thoughtful discussion of each topic and careful choice of repertoire to allow guitarists to overcome obstacles and reach the next level in their playing.•

BRIDGE From A to Z

BRIDGE   From A to Z Author EDDIE ROSE
ISBN-10 9781462824519
Release 2009-08-21
Pages 174
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People play bridge for different reasons. Some play bridge because of their competitive nature. Others play for the social interaction. Still others do it for mental exercise and health reasons. Some do it for sheer fun and enjoyment. And many play bridge for a combination of all of these. Regardless of your reason(s) for playing bridge, I think it is not unreasonable to assume that you would like to play better and with greater consistency and, even if winning is not necessarily your sole objective per se, to prevail occasionally at the table. Bridge---From A to Z is not for the beginning bridge player. Nor will reading this book make you a bridge superstar overnight. But if you read it judiciously and put its principles into practice, it will enable you to make that critical breakthrough, and literally take your game to the next level! In Bridge---From A to Z, I have enumerated 26 fundamental bridge principles, one for each letter of the alphabet, as the title suggests. To reinforce these principles, I have included numerous instructive bridge hands, almost all of which are taken from actual duplicate competition. As most bridge players know, duplicate bridge is a game of skill. However, as in most games, the elements of luck (both good and bad) are there. You might play easy hands against strong players or difficult hands against weaker players, or just the opposite may be the case.. The opponents may give you “gifts”. Or they may “fix” you. These are things over which we have little or no control. Conversely, there are things over which we do have control. And these are the things I have emphasized in this book. One does not need to have a background in higher mathematics to be a good bridge player. Certainly, some innate analytical ability is a big plus. Famous fictional detectives, such as Sherlock Holmes, Charlie Chan, and Ellery Queen, would probably have made great bridge players! But the things that are really important---listening, counting, focusing---are relatively simple to understand and execute. And the bottom line is that you have to do this yourself. No one---not a pro, a teacher, a mentor---can do them for you. In reading and absorbing the principles enumerated in Bridge---From A to Z, you will feel more confident in your own inherent ability to play bridge at a higher level. And in so doing, irrespective of your specific reason(s) for playing bridge, I believe you will derive more fun and enjoyment from this wonderful game we all love so much.

Space Time Play

Space Time Play Author Friedrich von Borries
ISBN-10 9783764384142
Release 2007-09-14
Pages 495
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Computer and video games are leaving the PC and conquering the arena of everyday life in the form of mobile applications—the result is new types of cities and architecture. How do these games alter our perception of real and virtual space? What can the designers of physical and digital worlds learn from one another?

The Next Level

The Next Level Author Garrin Clark
ISBN-10 9781412020015
Release 2004
Pages 106
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The Next Level is the first training guide dedicated to the individual athlete in the sport of competition paintball. In the couse of the last ten years, competition paintball has gone from playing in the woods (running and crawling through the bushes while wearing camoflage) to being played in venues like the Toronto Skydome (running diving, sliding and hiding behind air filled, vinyl bunkers while wearing loud clothing spoecifically designed for paintball). The game itself is getting faster and more exciting every year. Due to the elevation in speed and aggresiveness in the game, there are greater physical demands being placed on the athletes. Competition paintball is no longer for the out of shape individual. The Next Level is a training guide to help increase the overall athleticism of the competition player. In the course of a game, players might have to: sprint repeatedly over short distances, power slide, dive, make very quick abrupt movements (dodging flying paintballs), hold awkward positions (for minutes at a time), and to be able to think and react rapidly. To address all of the physical and mental demands of the game, The Next Level, with the use of clear diagrams and detailed descriptions, shows athletes how to increase their abilities in the following: flexibility, explosiveness, running speed, reaction speed, hand and eye coordination, agility, and game related vision. All of the exercises and techniques have been specifically selected, for the physical and mental demands of competition paintball. Last but definitely not least, the athletes aspire to the perfect performance, also known as, "performing in the zone." The Next Level addresses the state of being, "in the zone," and theories on how to acheive it.

Next Man Up

Next Man Up Author The Columbus Dispatch
ISBN-10 9781633192461
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 128
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On January 12, 2015 the Buckeyes secured their first-ever College Football Playoff Championship with a win over Oregon in Arlington, Texas. Officially licensed by Ohio State University and featuring stories and photos from the Columbus Dispatch, this up-to-the-minute commemorative edition features unique images and highlights from the championship game and Sugar Bowl win over Alabama and captures the team's path to its first championship since 2002. Taking readers through every exciting moment of this historic campaign, this chronicle of the Buckeyes' journey highlights the team's season from overcoming the starting quarterback's season-ending injury to the memorable wins over Big Ten foes Michigan State and Michigan to the dominating shutout of Wisconsin in the Big 10 Championship Game and the glorious moments in New Orleans and Arlington. It includes feature stories on head coach Urban Meyer, the team's seniors, and other star players—accompanied by vivid photographs every step along the way.

Roman Numerals

Roman Numerals Author Ben Witherington
ISBN-10 9781606085486
Release 2009-06-01
Pages 258
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In this second novel of the series, Art West seeks out the meaning of the mysterious symbolic number 666 while exploring sites in Egypt and Turkey. He discovers an inscription in southern Egypt at the Philae Temple in Aswan, which reads, "He is many men and no man, towering like the sphinx, dead and alive, but who knows what he thinks? Back from the Styx; 666." Who is this sphinx-like man? Could he be relevant to the twenty-first century? These questions lead Art to investigate possible connections between the Coptic Gospels and Coptic Orthodox beliefs. In the middle of such investigations Art is involved in a harrowing prisoner exchange in Israel at the hands of Hamas, and he discovers the origins of Christians wearing crosses. He also tangles with the notorious terrorist El Tigre. Set in the context of Middle East tensions between Muslims, Christians, and Jews, this fast-paced thriller explores the meaning of eschatological or "end times" language for the earliest Christians, who, while trying to spread the kingdom of God, faced the rising tide of the kingdom of Caesar and his emperor cult. Along the way West learns some apocalyptic secrets destined to change his life forever.

Play Better Guitar

Play Better Guitar Author David Black
ISBN-10 1848660499
Release 2010-07
Pages 192
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This inspirational, fully illustrated guide to playing the guitar provides a sound framework for the beginner and reinforces basic knowledge for the more experienced player. Arranged in three sections - The Basics, Moving On and Learning from the Experts - it builds into a progressive course, with exercises, useful tips and examples designed to enable you to play better. The comprehensive coverage ranges from mastering first chords, simple tuning and fingerpicking, to improvising and composing, creating effects and matching the sounds and styles of the guitar greats. THE BASICS: Guitar Parts. Hand Positions. Playing Position. Tuning the Guitar. Chords. Strumming. Three-chord Tricks. Chord Sequences. TAB & Single-string Playing. Rhythm. Hammer-ons, Pull-offs. Combining Chords & Single-string & Slides playing. MOVING ON: Power Chords. Bar Chords. Damping. Palm Muting. Easy Soloing. Seventh Chords. Two Blues Pieces. Modifying the Basic Chords. Navigating the Finger Board. Altered Bass Notes. 'Drop-D' Tuning. Finger picking. Scales - Major & Minor. Double Stopping & Intervals. Adding Colour to your Playing. DEVELOPMENT: Modifying Bar Chords. Being Creative. Time Signatures. Extended Chords. Extended Soloing. Capo. Alternate Tunings. Slide Guitar Tapping. Harmonics. Going Classical. Technical Development. Daily Exercise Routine. Buying Guide. Guitar Reference.

Ivy League Athletes

Ivy League Athletes Author Sal Maiorana
ISBN-10 9781555537906
Release 2014-05-06
Pages 324
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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is the governing body for some 400,000 college athletes in the United States. During football's bowl season and basketball's March Madness, the NCAA likes to remind its millions of TV viewers that it represents student athletes: most of its members compete as amateurs and will never go pro. Somehow, that message seems increasingly lost in a sea of multimillion-dollar TV deals, recruitment scandals, back-channel payouts, fan hysteria, player misbehavior both civil and criminal, and the routine bendingÑor floutingÑof college and NCAA rules about player academic eligibility. Far from this madding crowd, the nation's oldest, most prestigious private colleges and universities go about the business of making scholar-athletes from the ranks of their admitted classes, without special recruitment or scholarship money, and demanding and getting the best from them both on the field and in the classroom. Using a model that has changed very little since it was founded in 1954, the Ivy League offers a bracing corrective to the excesses of big-money college sports. In Ivy League Athletes, veteran sportswriter Sal Maiorana follows nine student-athletes from seven Ivy League campuses through the 2011Ð2012 season. Along the way he shows us the qualities of heart, mind, and body that got them there and allow them to prosper on the field and in the classroom. The book includes a foreword by former Harvard and current NFL quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.


THE RIGHT MOVES Author Irv Leifer
ISBN-10 9781491802069
Release 2013-10-02
Pages 82
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—WHAT OTHER COACHES SAY ABOUT IRV LEIFER— “Irv is a positive influence on the young people he works with and has a great ability to communicate with and motivate them.... With Irv you are getting a guy who coaches for the right reasons: the day-to-day involvement with young people and the opportunity to watch them improve.” MIKE BREY, HEAD BASKETBALL COACH, NOTRE DAME “I have two sons, and Irv is one of a handful of coaches that I would trust to coach my own.” STEW MORRILL, HEAD BASKETBALL COACH, UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY “Irv Leifer prepares his players as well as anybody in the country.” BOB SCHERMERHORN, HEAD COACH, HOLY CROSS COLLEGE

Saving the Celtics A Be the General Manager Book

Saving the Celtics  A Be the General Manager Book Author Bryant T. Jordan
ISBN-10 9781927654262
Release 2014-06
Pages 171
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Saving the Celtics A Be the General Manager Book has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Saving the Celtics A Be the General Manager Book also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Saving the Celtics A Be the General Manager Book book for free.

Blockade Billy

Blockade Billy Author Stephen King
ISBN-10 9780615365985
Release 2010-04-13
Pages 112
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"Even the most die-hard baseball fans don't know the true story of William "Blockade Billy" Blakely. He may have been the greatest player the game has ever seen, but today no one remembers his name. He was the first--and only--player to have his existence completely removed from the record books. Even his team is long forgotten, barely a footnote in the game's history. Every effort was made to erase any evidence that William Blakely played professional baseball, and with good reason. Blockade Billy had a secret darker than any pill or injection that might cause a scandal in sports today. His secret was much, much worse."

Tips for Taking Life and Golf to the Next Level

Tips for Taking Life and Golf to the Next Level Author Bill Carlucci
ISBN-10 9781604772012
Release 2007-09-01
Pages 264
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Regardless of what society tells us, we were created to be totally dependent upon God physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The problem is we have put ourselves at the center of our lives and moved God out to the periphery as we try to satisfy all of our desires and ambitions. Only after life begins to "hit the fan" do we realize that "something" is missing. Unfortunately, as powerless human beings we continue to substitute the yearning in our hearts for spiritual and emotional needs with the acquisition of worldly possessions. However, the gnawing emptiness within not only remains, it turns us numb as we continue our search for more of life's gusto. Developing physical, emotional, and spiritual reflex responses is critical to a purpose filled life. To those who feel there is a more fulfilling way to live, let these tips be your playbook for both games. A former golf professional and golf coach, Bill Carlucci resides in Connecticut with his wife Maria of 30 years and two daughters Emily, 24 and Leah, 18. He has played a strong role with the Chamber of Commerce and the Southwest Area (CT) Commerce and Industry Association. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of both Stamford Hospice and the Stamford Youth Foundation. Bill received training in Christian Care-giving, Christ Care Small Group Leadership and as a Prison Fellowship volunteer. He is both a licensed and ordained member of the clergy Bill's ministry is to train people of all ages to manage life using the same mental focus and strategies used in golf. The ministry uses the unifying relationship building opportunities golf provides to break down denominational and racial walls currently standing in the way of unityamong Christians.


Outliers Author Malcolm Gladwell
ISBN-10 6055755300
Release 2014-07-01
Pages 224
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Outliers has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Outliers also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Outliers book for free.

Saving the Lakers A Be the General Manager Book

Saving the Lakers  A Be the General Manager Book Author Bryant T. Jordan
ISBN-10 9781927654248
Release 2014-06
Pages 243
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Saving the Lakers A Be the General Manager Book has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Saving the Lakers A Be the General Manager Book also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Saving the Lakers A Be the General Manager Book book for free.

The Issue Is Trust

The Issue Is Trust Author Dawn Vaz-Green
ISBN-10 9780557224685
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The Issue Is Trust has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Issue Is Trust also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Issue Is Trust book for free.

Fantasy Football The Next Level

Fantasy Football The Next Level Author David Dorey
ISBN-10 9780446198585
Release 2007-08-01
Pages 320
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Between 20 and 30 million people play fantasy football each year. Now, Fantasy Football: The Next Level goes beyond stats and projections to teach readers a proven approach to drafting and managing a team that succeeds - in any league. Dorey's wealth of tips, tools and techniques - based on two decades of fantasy football expertise - will help experienced players and newcomers alike win their championships every season. Learn how to: Understand the true value of each position to your team's success using LAG analysis Get a handle on your league's scoring system and use it to your advantage Keep your focus and your discipline on draft day using the Advanced Draft Tracker Ignore the hype surrounding last year's superstar--and build your team with players who will produce this season.