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Playing Our Game

Playing Our Game

Why China's Rise Doesn't Threaten the West

  • Author: Edward S. Steinfeld
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199750734
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 280
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Conventional wisdom holds that China's burgeoning economic power has reduced the United States to little more than a customer and borrower of Beijing. The rise of China, many feel, necessarily means the decline of the West--the United States in particular. Not so, writes Edward Steinfeld. If anything, China's economic emergence is good for America. In this fascinating new book, Steinfeld asserts that China's growth is fortifying American commercial supremacy, because (as the title says) China is playing our game. By seeking to realize its dream of modernization by integrating itself into the Western economic order, China is playing by our rules, reinforcing the dominance of our companies and regulatory institutions. The impact of the outside world has been largely beneficial to China's development, but also enormously disruptive. China has in many ways handed over--outsourced--the remaking of its domestic economy and domestic institutions to foreign companies and foreign rule-making authorities. For Chinese companies now, participation in global production also means obedience to foreign rules. At the same time, even as these companies assemble products for export to the West, the most valuable components for those products come from the West. America's share of global manufacturing, by value, has actually increased since 1990. Within China, the R&D centers established by Western companies attract the country's best scientists and engineers, and harness that talent to global, rather than indigenous Chinese, innovation efforts. In many ways, both Chinese and American society are benefiting as a result. That said, the pressures on China are intense. China is modeling its economy on the United States, with vast consequences in a country with a small fraction of America's per-capita income and scarcely any social safety net. Walmartization is not something that Asian manufacturing power is doing to us; rather, it is how we are transforming China. From outsourcing to energy, Steinfeld overturns the conventional wisdom in this incisive and richly researched account.

Our Game

Our Game

A Novel

  • Author: John le Carré
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 1101968346
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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NEW YORK TIME BESTSELLER • “As thrilling as le Carré gets . . . The novel has the heartstop duplicity of A Perfect Spy and some of the outraged honor of The Night Manager and The Little Drummer Girl.”—The Boston Globe With the Cold War fought and won, British spymaster Tim Cranmer accepts early retirement to rural England and a new life with his alluring young mistress, Emma. But when both Emma and Cranmer’s star double agent and lifelong rival, Larry Pettifer, disappear, Cranmer is suddenly on the run, searching for his brilliant protégé, desperately eluding his former colleagues, in a frantic journey across Europe and into the lawless, battered landscapes of Moscow and southern Russia, to save whatever of his life he has left. . . . Praise for Our Game “Furious in action . . . takes us by the neck on page one and never lets go.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Irresistible . . . a sinuous plot, leisurely introduced, whose coils become increasingly constricting. There is crisp, intelligent dialogue, much of it riding an undercurrent of menace. And there is a hero who does not see himself as heroic but who struggles with inner demons as much as with the forces arrayed against him.”—Time “Gripping.”—The Christian Science Monitor

Our Game

Our Game

An American Baseball History

  • Author: Charles C. Alexander
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 146685622X
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 350
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Our Game is a book by Charles C. Alexander, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Ohio University and author of acclaimed baseball books Our Game: An American Baseball History and Rogers Hornsby: A Biography, and Breaking the Slump: Baseball in the Depression Era.

Should We Change Our Game Plan?

Should We Change Our Game Plan?

From Traditional or Contemporary to Missional and Strategic

  • Author: George G. Hunter III
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • ISBN: 1426771304
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: N.A
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Many of the most effective churches consist of some sort of combination of “traditional” and “contemporary.” However, they are not simply “blended.” In fact, much of what they do is beyond mere categorization of “traditional” and “contemporary.” Instead, they are “missional” and “strategic” in their approach. Using sports metaphor, author George Hunter lays the groundwork for a new line of thinking, a new identity, in order to incite a quiet revolution.

Understanding John Le Carré

Understanding John Le Carré

  • Author: John L. Cobbs
  • Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 9781570031687
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 297
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This text provides an introduction to a writer who is arguably 20th-century England's most successful serious novelist and one of the foremost living figure in English literature of espionage and detection. The author aims to establish that le Carre's fiction transcends the genre of espionage writing, and that he is pre-eminently a social commentator who writes novels of manners.

On Top of My Game

On Top of My Game

"Real and Powerful"

  • Author: Johnny W. Jackson III
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1466910046
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 94
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On Top of My Game expresses the type of woman that Im looking for, and to get her, I feel like I have to be on top of my game. The type of woman that I would one day call my wife and raise a family with. Someone who I envision I will spend my life with and grow with. This book is a lot of me in many different ways, including being romantic, passionate, supportive, with God in the relationship, and going for the best while being the best. It talks about finding that perfect woman and being that perfect man for her. Doing what I need to do when the time comes. I feel like I need to constantly make myself better as I know she is doing the same. The thing is will I recognize her if she crossed my path, and will I have the state of mind to tell her that I am what she is looking for? In one of my poems, I talked about making myself ready not only for her but for myself. Praying and having faith will help me where I need to be. God already introduced me to what Im looking for, so I know what to do in order for me not be derailed from my path. Its a must for me to stay on top of my game. This book is all me all authentic.

The Game of Our Lives

The Game of Our Lives

  • Author: Peter Gzowski
  • Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781894384599
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 272
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In this bestselling timeless classic, Peter Gzowski recounts the 1980-81 season he spent travelling around the NHL circuit with the Edmonton Oilers. These were the days when the young Oilers, led by a teenaged Wayne Gretzky, were poised on the edge of greatness, and about to blaze their way into the record books and the consciousness of a nation. While the story of the early Oilers embodies the book, The Game of Our Lives is much more than a retelling of one season in the life of an NHL team. Unlike any book ever written in the annals of hockey, Gzowski beautifully weaves together the anatomy of a modern NHL team with the magnificent history of the game to create one of the best books about hockey in Canada. Here are the great teams and the great players through the ages—Morenz, Richard, Howe, Orr, Hull—the men whose rare and indefinable genius on the ice exemplified the speed, grit and innovation of the game. The Game of Our Lives is the best book on the Canadian passion for hockey; a wondrously perceptive account of the hold the game has on Canadians. —Jack Granatstein, The National Post

They're Playing My Game

They're Playing My Game

  • Author: Hank Stram,Lou Sahadi
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • ISBN: 161749948X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 240
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"They're Playing My Game" is a unique look at Hank Stram and his incredible 17-year career as a football coach with the Texans/Chiefs (1960-1974) and New Orleans Saints (1976-1977), and his successful second career as an analyst for CBS television and in the radio booth on "Monday Night Football."

Learning 2D Game Development with Unity

Learning 2D Game Development with Unity

A Hands-On Guide to Game Creation

  • Author: Matthew Johnson,James A. Henley
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
  • ISBN: 0133523403
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 384
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The Unity Engine Tutorial for Any Game Creator ¿ Unity is now the world’s #1 game engine, thanks to its affordability, continuous improvements, and amazing global community. With Unity, you can design, code, and author your game once, and then deploy it to multiple platforms, reaching huge audiences and earning maximum returns. Learning 2D Game Development with Unity® will help you master Unity and build powerful skills for success in today’s game industry. It also includes a bonus rundown of the new GUI tools introduced in Unity’s version 4.6 beta. ¿ With this indispensable guide, you’ll gain a solid, practical understanding of the Unity engine as you build a complete, 2D platform-style game, hands-on. The step-by-step project will get you started fast, whether you’re moving to Unity from other engines or are new to game development. ¿ This tutorial covers the entire development process, from initial concept, plans, and designs to the final steps of building and deploying your game. It illuminates Unity’s newly integrated 2D toolset, covering sprites, 2D physics, game scripts, audio, and animations. Throughout, it focuses on the simplest and lowest-cost approaches to game development, relying on free software and assets. Everything you’ll need is provided. ¿ Register your book at informit.com/title/9780321957726 to access assets, code listings, and video tutorials on the companion website. ¿ Learn How To Set up your Unity development environment and navigate its tools Create and import assets and packages you can add to your game Set up game sprites and create atlas sheets using the new Unity 2D tools Animate sprites using keyframes, animation controllers, and scripting Build a 2D game world from beginning to end Establish player control Construct movements that “feel right” Set up player physics and colliders Create and apply classic gameplay systems Implement hazards and tune difficulty Apply audio and particle effects to the game Create intuitive game menus and interface elements Debug code and provide smooth error handling Organize game resources and optimize game performance Publish your game to the web for others to see and play ¿

Planet Earth, Our Virtual Reality Game Room

Planet Earth, Our Virtual Reality Game Room

  • Author: Patricia Pfeffer
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 9781453548011
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
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