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- Marquette University Press 2007; US$ 20.00
Human beings have suffered a communication eclipse as a result of rapid technological advancements and conspicuous consumption. Consequences of this communication eclipse can be devastating to the human condition. Philosophical Leisure: Recuperative Praxis for Human Communication invites us to understand the ontological and phenomenological difference... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
Endgame is acclaimed biographer Frank Brady?s decades-in-the-making tracing of the meteoric ascent?and confounding descent ?of enigmatic genius Bobby Fischer. Only Brady, who met Fischer when the prodigy was only 10 and shared with him some of his most dramatic triumphs, could have written this book, which has much to say about the nature of American... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95
No single introductory book has until now captured the range of thought appropriate for scrutinizing the ambivalent idea of leisure. After analyzing key definitions, concepts and theories, Blackshaw offers his own theory of liquid leisure, which asks some demanding questions about the present and the future of the idea in people?s lives and its role... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 49.95
This comprehensive chronological reference work lists the results of men's chess competitions all over the world--individual and team matches, 1956 through 1960. Entries record location and, when available, the group that sponsored the event. First and last names of players are included whenever possible and are standardized for easy reference.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 55.95
Emerging quickly from the fast-paced growth of mobile communications and wireless technologies, pervasive games provide a worldwide network of potential play spaces. Now games can be designed to be played in public spaces like conferences, museums, communities, cities, buildings or other non-traditional game venues...and game designers need to understand... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00
Tracing the evolution of fantasy gaming from its origins in tabletop war and collectible card games to contemporary web-based live action and massive multi-player games, this book examines the archetypes and concepts within the fantasy gaming genre alongside the roles and functions of the game players themselves. Other topics include: how The Hobbit... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 20.95
"Chess gets a hold of some people, like a virus or a drug," writes Robert Desjarlais in this absorbing book. Drawing on his lifelong fascination with the game, Desjarlais guides readers into the world of twenty-first-century chess to help us understand its unique pleasures and challenges, and to advance a new "anthropology of passion." Immersing us... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 102.00
Leisure activities undertaken in nature are immensely popular. This book examines the new serious leisure concept of nature challenge activity (NCA), exploring how NCA unfolds in an aesthetically appealing natural environment with implications for consumption and environmental sustainability. more...
- Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 13.11
When Bobby Fischer died in January 2008, he left behind a confounding legacy. Everyone knew the basics of his life: he began as a brilliant youngster, then became the pride of American chess, then took a sharp turn, struggling with paranoia and mental illness. But nobody truly understood him. What motivated him from such a young age, and what was... more...