The movie business celebrates its creators, but what about the "names" behind Doom, The Sims, Donkey Kong, Grand Theft Auto—the games that spawned a ten-billion-dollar industry whose revenues surpassed the domestic movie box office take five years ago? Videogames are no longer a quirky subculture, but a bona fide mainstream industry revolutionizing the way we teach, learn, communicate. This book delves into the videogame explosion, where computer technology is fused with artistic creativity. From the hackers at MIT in the 1960s to the Ferrari-driving developers of the modern-day industry to professional "cyberathletes," we meet the celebrities of the gaming world. It's a trip through the trade conventions, gaming competitions, and design labs; an up-close and personal look at the egos, the battles, the one-upmanship, and the love of the chase fueling these innovators who are creating the worlds in which we're going to play for the next century.—From publisher description.
An acclaimed French pianist describes her life-changing first encounter with a wolf hybrid in 1991, her efforts to protect the threatened wolf species, and her foundation of a wolf preserve on the grounds of her New York State home.
America's Most Renowned African American Nutritionist Shows You How To Look Great, Feel Better, And Live Longer By Eating Right
A practicing nutritionist takes a close-up look at the diet-related health problems confronting the African-American community—including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and heart disease—and provides a detailed study of the disease-fighting properties of healthy foods and guidelines for a low-fat and low-calorie diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, fiber, and minerals. Reprint.
The wife of former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis describes how electroconvulsive therapy helped her to overcome her more than twenty-year struggle with depression and provides practical guidelines for pursuing ECT as an option.
Traces the twenty-one-year period between Charles Darwin's original idea about natural selection and the publication of On the Origin of Species, in an account that draws on his secret "transmutation" notebooks and personal letters to offer insight into his experiences as a cautious naturalist.
Introduces an innovative new approach for developing healthy eating habits at college, using an eight-step program for looking good, feeling great, and keeping fit and offering helpful advice on storing food, managing time, exercise, vitamins and supplements, relaxation, and more. Original.
A critical indictment of the Bush administration's Iraq war spending reveals the significant differences between the war's estimated and actual costs, arguing that reconstruction attempts have failed at the expense of thousands of lives and billions of dollars. 60,000 first printing.
Offers a powerful perspective that affirms the deep damage war does to the psyche and addresses how to truly heal war trauma in veterans, their families, and communities, drawing on history, mythology, and soldiers' stories—from World War I to Iraq. Original.
How the Coming Energy Revolution Will Transform an Industry, Change Our Lives, and Maybe Even Save the Planet
Discusses the opportunities for advancement in energy today, including the economic, political, and technological forces that are reshaping global management of energy resources and identifying a promising energy revolution currently taking place.
A history of the poaching of the Patagonian toothfish, otherwise known as the Chilean Sea Bass, documents how the fish came into global popularity while tracing the illegal activities of the fishing vessel Viarsa, in an account that discusses the environmental, courtroom, and culinary battles being fought over related fishing practices. First serial, Wall Street Journal. 60,000 first printing.