179 pages , Broadview Press , 2005-11-09 In the mid twentieth century the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein famously asserted that games are indefinable; there are no common threads that link them all. "Nonsense," says the sensible Bernard Suits: "playing a game is a voluntary attempt to overcome unnecessary obstacles." The short book Suits wrote demonstrating precisely th...[Read More]
210 pages , Createspace Independent Publishing Platform , 2017-01-23 In this humorous fictional tale, golf journalist Ty Ryder interviews Dink Cooper, a feisty 108-year-old former caddie. Dink expounds upon his interactions with top personalities of the game's golden era, including iconic players Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen, Sam Snead, and Ben Hogan. He also lends insight ...[Read More]
172 pages , A&C Black , 1998-01-01 The rapid growth in popularity of computer and video games, particularly among children and teenagers, has given rise to public concern about the effects they might have on youngsters. The violent themes of many of these games, coupled with their interactive nature, have led to accusations that they may be worse than televised violence ...[Read More]
82 pages , PRUFROCK PRESS INC. , 1996-01-01 On January 1st, a girl said to a boy, "Two days ago, I was 7, but next year I'll be 10." She was telling the truth. Try to figure out how this could be possible.—Pamela Massey, 12 What do you have when you are sitting down that disappears when you stand up?—Lindsay Lingerman, 12 Your students will love these collections of ...[Read More]
416 pages , Courier Corporation , 2012-04-26 Definitive work draws on game theory, calculus of variations, and control theory to solve an array of problems: military, pursuit and evasion, athletic contests, many more. Detailed examples, formal calculations. 1965 edition.
256 pages , Penguin , 2012-05-01 Using simple, everyday items found around the house, Play These Games will inspire kids and the young at heart with a spectrum of ingenious games to make and play so they’ll never be bored again! •Gather family photos to create a personalized set of Go Fish cards •Grab loose buttons for button golf, shuffle button, and button hockey...[Read More]