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Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System

Nick Montfort, Ian Bogost - 2009 - Games - Limited preview
The Atari Video Computer System dominated the home video game market so completely that "Atari" became the generic term for a video game console. The Atari VCS was affordable and offered the flexibility of changeable cartridges. Nearly a thousand ...

A Game with Sharpened Knives

Neil Belton - 2006 - Fiction - Snippet view
'This is a text you will remember for years...austere, authoritative fiction, a fine and melancholy novel, its poignant insights shimmering' Hilary Mantel, Literary Review 'Neil Belton's first novel is an improbable masterpiece. It is improbable ...

The Girl Who Played with Fire

Stieg Larsson - 2010 - Blomkvist, Mikael (Fictitious character) - No preview available
The electrifying follow-up to the phenomenal best seller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The fierce heart of this novel is Lisbeth Salander: the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker who teamed up with crusading journalist Mikael ...

Brave New War: The Next Stage of Terrorism and the End of Globalization

John Robb - 2008 - Political Science - Limited preview
"For my money, John Robb, a former Air Force officer and tech guru, is the futurists' futurist." —Slate The counterterrorism expert John Robb reveals how the same technology that has enabled globalization also allows terrorists and criminals to ...

Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture is Actually ...

Steven Johnson - 2006 - Psychology - Limited preview
Discusses the intellectual benefits of elements from modern popular culture, including video games and reality TV programs.


Frank Herbert - 1984 - Fiction - No preview available
Opposing forces struggle for control of the universe when the archenemy of the Emperor is banished to a barren world where water is the most precious commodity

Last Night's Fun: A Book About Irish Traditional Music

Ciaran Carson - 1998 - Music - Limited preview
Each chapter the title of a traditional tune, a celebration of Irish music examines the history, experience, and meaning of the music

Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan

Jake Adelstein - 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - No preview available
An American journalist offers a unique, firsthand look at Japanese culture from the underbelly up, recounting his time as a crime reporter covering the seedy side of Japanese society.

At Swim-Two-Birds

Flann O'Brien - 1998 - Fiction - Limited preview
"That's a real writer, with the true comic spirit. A really funny book." James Joyce.