Sail Performance

Author: C. A. Marchaj
Publisher: rrp
ISBN: 9780713664072
Size: 62.59 MB
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Sail Performance, based on C A Marchaj's classic Sailing Theory & Practice, has established itself as the standard work on the subject and is now acclaimed as a milestone in sailing literature. From wind tunnel tests which he has conducted, Tony Marchaj describes how the factors of wind speed, sail area, sail shape, sail setting, the hull, angle of heel, wind gradient and steadiness of the wind all affect sail power, and why certain rigs are superior in power and efficiency to others. Sail Performance is a major work which is acclaimed for its analysis of the factors that contribute to an efficient sailing rig. 'Should be on the bookshelf of every serious amateur and professional sailor' Nautical Magazine

Guns Germs And Steel The Fates Of Human Societies

Author: Jared Diamond
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393609294
Size: 77.40 MB
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"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.

The Art Of Game Design

Author: Jesse Schell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498759564
Size: 35.51 MB
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Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.

Folk Devils And Moral Panics

Author: Stanley Cohen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136807047
Size: 26.64 MB
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'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen’s classic account, first published in the early 1970s and regularly revised, that brought the term ‘moral panic’ into widespread discussion. It is an outstanding investigation of the way in which the media and often those in a position of political power define a condition, or group, as a threat to societal values and interests. Fanned by screaming media headlines, Cohen brilliantly demonstrates how this leads to such groups being marginalised and vilified in the popular imagination, inhibiting rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups represent. Furthermore, he argues that moral panics go even further by identifying the very fault lines of power in society. Full of sharp insight and analysis, Folk Devils and Moral Panics is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand this powerful and enduring phenomenon. Professor Stanley Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. He received the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology (1985) and is on the Board of the International Council on Human Rights. He is a member of the British Academy.

The Bible Of Bibles

Author: Kersey Graves
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1602062587
Size: 52.44 MB
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There isn't just one Bible: there are many sacred books to be found all over the globe that claim to be the word of God, that purport to offer the only true path to eternal life, and that name all disbelievers in them as infidels. But they can't all be right, and in this foundational work of modern atheism, American spiritualist KERSEY GRAVES (1813-1883) lays out, in clear, concise, often mocking terms, the basis for denying the divine inspiration of all of them. Discover. . seven obscure Oriental Bibles . the "infidels" Bible . the moral defects of the Ten Commandments . unfulfilled Bible prophecies . errors in Bible facts and figures . 277 Bible contradictions . heathen customs appropriated by God . the impossibility of a person God . and much more. This is essential reading for students of comparative mythology and modern freethinkers. Also available from Cosimo: Graves's The Biography of Satan and The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors

Beyond C L R James

Author: John Nauright
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 1610755340
Size: 70.41 MB
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Beyond C. L. R. James brings together essays analyzing the intercon¬nections among race, ethnicity, and sport. Published in memory of C. L. R. James, the revolutionary sociologist and writer from Trinidad who penned the famous autobiographical account of cricket titled Beyond a Boundary, this collection of essays, many of which originated at the 2010 conference on race and ethnicity in sport at the University of West Indies, Cave Hill in Barbados, cover everything from Aborigines in sport and cricket and minstrel shows in Australia to Zulu stick fighting and football and racism in northern Ireland. The essays, divided into four sections that include introductory comments by each editor, are written by some of the more well-known sport historians in the world and characterized by a focus on the role of culture and sport in society in the context of both political economies and the state as well as colonial and postcolonial struggles. Included also are discussions on how sport at once brings people together, shapes the identities of its participants, and reflects the continuing search for social justice.

The Unlikely Voyage Of Jack De Crow

Author: A. J. Mackinnon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1574093436
Size: 56.87 MB
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Equipped with his cheerful optimism and a pith helmet, this Odysseus in a dinghy takes you with him from the borders of north Wales to the Black Sea - 4,900 kilometers over salt and fresh water, under sail, at oars, or at the end of a tow rope - through twelve countries, 282 locks, and numerous trials and adventures, including an encounter with Balkan pirates.

The Rules In Practice 2017 2020

Author: Bryan Willis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781909911529
Size: 65.32 MB
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The racing rules bible, completely updated for the latest 2017-2020 Racing Rules of Sailing. You don't have to know all the rules off by heart, but you do need to know your rights and obligations on the water - the rules can be looked up afterwards. This book takes you through the key situations that occur repeatedly on the race course showing, from the point of view of each boat in turn, what you may, must, or cannot do. Color diagrams throughout ensure concepts are easily understood. The book also contains the new Racing Rules of Sailing in full, with all the Appendices. The latest rule changes are highlighted, along with their impact on you as a sailor. The Rules in Practice has been the racing rules bible for over 30 years, written by Bryan Willis who is an acknowledged rules expert.

The Athlete S Guide To Sports Supplements

Author: Kimberly Mueller
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736093699
Size: 68.86 MB
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Presents a guide to sports supplements, providing descriptions, benefits, dosage recommendations, research studies and outcomes, and possible health concerns.