Browsing posts tagged: Philosophy & Social Aspects
Treatise on Basic Philosophy

In this Introduction we shall sketch a profile of our field of inquiry. This is necessary because semantics is too often mistaken for lexicography and therefore dismissed as trivial, while at other times it is disparaged for being concerned with reputedly shady characters such as meaning and allegedly defunct ones like truth. Moreover our special […]

The Language Instinct

In this classic, the world’s expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of […]

Gaming Lives in the Twenty-First Century

Gaming Lives explores the complexly rendered relationship between computer gaming environments and literacy development by focusing on in-depth case studies of computer gamers in the United States at the beginning of the twenty-first century. This volume examines the claim that computer games can provide better literacy and learning environments than U.S. schools. Using the words […]

Reality is Broken

We are living in a world full of games.More than 31 million people in the UK are gamers. The average young person will spend 10,000 hours gaming by the age of twenty-one. The future belongs to those who play games.In this ground-breaking book, visionary game designer Jane McGonigaI challenges conventional thinking and shows that games […]

Computer Games and Technical Communication

Taking as its point of departure the fundamental observation that games are both technical and symbolic, this collection investigates the multiple intersections between the study of computer games and the discipline of technical and professional writing. Divided into five parts, Computer Games and Technical Communication engages with questions related to workplace communities and gamic simulations; […]

The Lazy Intellectual

It’s a small attention span world out there, and not everyone’s interested in paging through lengthy tomes to deepen their intellect. They want their information. And they want it now. This book fills that void next to the recliner as the go-to reference whenever work conversations or bar trivia have you feeling stupid. The top […]

101 Great Classroom Games

101 ways to energize any ho-hum dayCreated by award-winning educators, these easy-to-learn, giggle-as-you-go games are designed to be both fun and educational. These activities in reading, logic, science, measuring, listening, social studies, and math are the perfect complement to your K-5 curriculum.Get the fun and the learning started with games such as:Bug Bite: Players flip […]

Improve Your Written English

Written in short, accessible sections, this book explains the basics of writing good English. It includes punctuation, sentence construction and spelling. You will learn how to adopt different tasks, such as writing a report, essay or short story. There are also chapters on letter writing, filling in forms and constructing job applications.

Spell Well, 2nd Edition

It is true. A well-written letter is taken far more seriously than one using misspelt words. Research shows that people automatically assume you’re more intelligent, and they’ll take notice of you in a way they never did before. Now, with the help of this book you can discover the power of words for yourself. There […]