100 Greatest Video Game Characters

Author: Jaime Banks
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442278137
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Though in existence for only a few decades, video games are now firmly established in mainstream culture all around the planet. Every year new games are produced, and every year new favorites emerge. But certain characters have become so iconic that they withstand both time and the shifting interests of players. Such creations permeate other elements of popular culture—from graphic novels to film—and are known not only to dedicated gamers but to the general public as well. In 100 Greatest Video Game Characters, readers can learn about some of the most popular and influential figures that have leapt from computer monitors and television screens and into the public consciousness. The entries in this volume provide general facts about the characters as well as explore their cultural significance. The entries include the following information: Game developer Year character was established Video game franchise In addition, the book examines the commonalities of various video game characters to help readers better understand their popularity and how they operate within the video games and the industry itself. Whether casually looking up information on video game characters or researching what these icons says about society, readers will enjoy this entertaining and informative volume. Comprehensive and engaging, 100 Greatest Video Game Characters will appeal to fans and scholars alike.

Delphi Complete Works Of Lafcadio Hearn Illustrated

Author: Lafcadio Hearn
Publisher: Delphi Classics
ISBN: 1786560909
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In the Victorian era, Lafcadio Hearn introduced the culture and literature of Japan to the West. Celebrated for his collections of Japanese legends and ghost stories, as well as writings about the city of New Orleans, Hearn produced a diverse and inimitable range of works. This comprehensive eBook presents Hearn’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Hearn’s life and works * Concise introductions to the major texts * All the published books, with individual contents tables * Features many rare story and essay collections available in only this eBook * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the complete short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Includes Hearn’s rare Creole works– available in no other collection * Features Bisland’s seminal biography - explore Hearn’s life and letters * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: Books on Japanese Subjects GLIMPSES OF UNFAMILIAR JAPAN (1894) OUT OF THE EAST (1895) KOKORO: HINTS AND ECHOES OF JAPANESE INNER LIFE (1896) GLEANINGS IN BUDDHA-FIELDS (1897) EXOTICS AND RETROSPECTIVES (1898) JAPANESE FAIRY TALES (1898) IN GHOSTLY JAPAN (1899) SHADOWINGS (1900) JAPANESE LYRICS (1900) A JAPANESE MISCELLANY (1901) KOTTŌ: BEING JAPANESE CURIOS, WITH SUNDRY COBWEBS (1902) KWAIDAN: STORIES AND STUDIES OF STRANGE THINGS (1903) JAPAN: AN ATTEMPT AT INTERPRETATION (1904) THE ROMANCE OF THE MILKY WAY AND OTHER STUDIES AND STORIES (1905) Books on Louisiana Subjects LA CUISINE CREOLE: A COLLECTION OF CULINARY RECIPES (1885) GOMBO ZHÈBES: A LITTLE DICTIONARY OF CREOLE PROVERBS (1885) CHITA: A MEMORY OF LAST ISLAND (1889) CREOLE SKETCHES (1922) Other Works ONE OF CLEOPATRA’S NIGHTS AND OTHER FANTASTIC ROMANCES by Théophile Gautier (1882) STRAY LEAVES FROM STRANGE LITERATURE (1884) SOME CHINESE GHOSTS (1887) YOUMA, THE STORY OF A WEST-INDIAN SLAVE (1889) TWO YEARS IN THE FRENCH WEST INDIES (1890) LEAVES FROM THE DIARY OF AN IMPRESSIONIST (1911) BOOKS AND HABITS, FROM THE LECTURES OF LAFCADIO HEARN The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Biographies THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF LAFCADIO HEARN by Elizabeth Bisland Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Waiting For Wolves In Japan

Author: John Knight
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199255184
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In the 1990s a Japanese conservationist group, inspired by North American examples, launched a campaign for the reintroduction of the wolf in Japan. In addition to restoring Japan's natural heritage, the main reason offered for its reintroduction is that the wolf would be the saviour of uplandareas of Japan suffering from wildlife pestilence. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork on the Kii Peninsula in western Japan, one of the areas nominated for reintroduction, this book critically examines the problem of people-wildlife conflicts in Japan from a social anthropological perspective.Focusing on wild boar, monkeys, deer, serow, and bears, it describes the relationship to these animals on the part of farmers, foresters, hunters, and tourists. This detailed case study shows that conflicts with wildlife are inextricably bound up with social conflict among people, and that wildlifepestilence must therefore be understood in terms of its symbolic, as well as material dimensions.

Author: Akiko Tokuza
Publisher:
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Second Skin

Author: Eric Van Lustbader
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501106139
Size: 58.77 MB
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The suspense master behind Robert Ludlum’s™ Jason Bourne thrillers, New York Times bestselling author Eric Lustbader brings a riveting epic adventure to an explosive conclusion, as Nicholas Linnear takes on his most formidable enemy. After the apocalyptic destruction of Floating City, Linnear’s sworn nemesis has fled the ruined Vietnamese blood empire to remount the assault that will solidify his ultimate power and destroy the Ninja. Mick Leonforte, an international corporate power broker and criminal czar, is preparing for a final confrontation on the battleground where business and warfare become one. With the help of seasoned NYPD detective Lew Croaker and the dazzlingly cunning Vesper Arkham, Linnear pursues his prey, placing Koei, the woman he loves above all else, in the vengeful path of Kshira—the terrible force that even the master who trained him in the mysteries of psychic warfare was powerless to escape.

Ethics Without Self Dharma Without Atman

Author: Gordon F. Davis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319674072
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This volume of essays offers direct comparisons of historic Western and Buddhist perspectives on ethics and metaphysics, tracing parallels and contrasts all the way from Plato to the Stoics, Spinoza to Hume, and Schopenhauer through to contemporary ethicists such as Arne Naess, Charles Taylor and Derek Parfit. It compares and contrasts each Western philosopher with a particular strand in the Buddhist tradition, in some chapters represented by individual writers such as Nagarjuna, Vasubandhu, Santideva or Tsong Khapa. It does so in light of both analytic concerns and themes from the existentialist and phenomenological traditions, and often in an ecumenical spirit that bridges both analytic and continentalist approaches. Some of the deepest questions in ethics, dealing with the scope of agency, value-laden notions of personhood and the nature of value in general, are intertwined with questions in metaphysics. One set of questions addresses how varying conceptions of selfhood relate to moral values (e.g. the concern of self or selves for the well-being of others); another set of questions addresses how a conception of oneself or one’s selves should or should not affect how one thinks of happiness, or eudaimonia, or – in classical Indian terms – artha, sukha or nirvana. Western philosophy has featured discussion of both, but some would argue that certain traditions of Asian philosophy have offered a more sustained and even treatment of both sets of questions. The Buddhist tradition in particular has not only featured much discussion on both fronts, but has attracted many contemporary philosophers to its distinctive spectrum of approaches, and to what is – from many ‘Western’ points of view – a seemingly subversive analysis of ego, selfhood and personhood, whether in metaphysical, phenomenological or other incarnations.

Author: Jien
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520034600
Size: 46.19 MB
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Principles Of Psychology

Author: Matt Jarvis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780198813156
Size: 37.61 MB
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Principles of Psychology offers students a complete introduction to psychology. It balances contemporary approaches with classic perspectives, weaves stimulating conceptual issues throughout the text, and encourages students to think critically, creatively, and practically about the subject and how it applies to the real-world.