Автор: Virginia Evans, Jenny Dooley, Dr. Ellen Blum Название: Environmental Science (Career Paths): Express Publishing, 2017, ISBN: 9781471562617/Вирджиния Эванс: Карьера - Наука об окружающей среде. Книга для студента ISBN: 1471562611 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781471562617 Издательство: Express Publishing Рейтинг: Цена: 8660 T Наличие на складе: Есть Описание: Career Paths: Environmental Science is a new educational resource for environmental science professionals who want to improve their English communication in a work environment. Incorporating career-specific vocabulary and contexts, each unit offers step-by-step instruction that immerses students in the four key language components: reading, listening, speaking and writing. Career Paths: Environmental Science addresses topics including the parts of the environment, natural resource management, biodiversity, pollution and climate change.The series is organized into three levels of difficulty and offers a minimum of 400 vocabulary terms and phrases. Every unit includes a test of reading comprehension, vocabulary and listening skills and leads students through written and oral production.
Автор: Cooper Название: Game Anim ISBN: 1138094870 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781138094871 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 28180 T Наличие на складе: Есть Описание: What makes the difference between great video game animation and the purely functional, and how does this relatively new medium of non-linear animation creation differ from the more traditional fields of film and television? This book de-mystifies the animation side of game development, explaining every step of the process while providing valuable insights and work philosophies for creating the best game animation for beginners and professionals alike. Taking readers through a complete game production, this book provides a clear understanding of expectations of the game animator at every stage, featuring game animation fundamentals and how they fit within an overall project to offer a holistic approach to the field of game animation. Key Features Accumulated knowledge based on nearly two decades of insightful experience in all areas of video game animation. Establishes the fundamentals of creating great video game animation, and how to achieve them. A step-by-step explanation of every stage of a game production from the animator’s perspective. Readers should come away with an understanding of the expectations of a video game animator.
Название: Pencil & Paper Games ISBN: 1409581357 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781409581352 Издательство: Usborne Рейтинг: Цена: 3520 T Наличие на складе: Есть Описание: A write-in book of quick, simple games, perfect for playing on the go. With over 200 pages to play 20 traditional games such as battleships, hangman and noughts and crosses, as well as less well-known games such as caterpillar, shooting stars and minefield. Each game has clear instructions and several colourful pages with grids and game outlines already in place for children to write on. Eliminates the need for lots of spare paper, making it ideal for long journeys and holidays.
Автор: Katatikarn Jasmine Название: Lighting for Animation ISBN: 1138018678 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781138018679 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 23370 T Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка. Описание: Lighting for Animation?is designed with one goal in mind - to make you a better artist. Over the course of the book, Jasmine Katatikarn and Michael Tanzillo (Senior Lighting TDs, Blue Sky Studios) will train your eye to analyze your work more critically, and teach you approaches and techniques to improve your craft. Focusing on the main philosophies and core concepts utilized by industry professionals, this book builds the foundation for a successful career as a lighting artist in visual effects and computer animation. Inside you’ll find in-depth instruction on: ? • Creating mood and storytelling through lighting • Using light to create visual shaping • Directing the viewer’s eye with light and color • Gathering and utilizing reference images • Successfully lighting and rendering workflows • Render layers and how they can be used most effectively • Specific lighting scenarios, including character lighting, environment lighting, and lighting an animated sequence • Material properties and their work with lighting • Compositing techniques essential for a lighter • A guide on how to start your career and achieve success as a lighting artist ? This book is not designed to teach software packages—there are websites, instructional manuals, online demos, and traditional courses available to teach you how to operate specific computer programs.? That type of training will teach you how to create an image; this book will teach you the technical skills you need to make that image beautiful.? Key Features Stunning examples from a variety of films serve to inspire and inform your creative choices. Unique approach focuses on using lighting as a storytelling tool, rather than just telling you which buttons to press. Comprehensive companion website contains lighting exercises, assets, challenges, and further resources to help you expand your skillset.
Автор: R M Harrison, R E Hester Название: Nuclear Power and the Environment ISBN: 1849731942 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781849731942 Издательство: Royal Society of Chemistry Рейтинг: Цена: 48220 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: This book is concerned with reviewing the political and social context for nuclear power generation, the nuclear power fuel cycles and their implications for the environment.
Автор: Lilly Eliott J. Название: Big Bad World of Concept Art for Video Games: An Insider`s Guide for Students ISBN: 1624650201 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781624650208 Издательство: Hachette Book Group Рейтинг: Цена: 18200 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: Do you aspire to become a concept artist in the video game industry but don't know where to start? The Big Bad World of Concept Art for Video Games: An Insider's Guide for Students is a comprehensive book that gives aspiring artists an honest, informative, and concise look at what it takes to do just that. Author Eliott Lilly uses his own student work as a teaching tool along with personal experiences to help you on your journey. From finding the right school and getting the most out of your education, to preparing your portfolio and landing your first job, the advice and strategies Eliott offers are organized for easy reference and review. The book also features an extensive list of resources that students will find useful, as well as interviews with renowned concept artists David Levy, Sparth, Stephan Martiniere, Ben Mauro, and Farzad Varahramyan, all offering their own invaluable advice. With his firsthand knowledge about the ins and outs of the video game industry, Eliott Lilly is an exceptional guide who can help prepare you for the long journey toward realizing your ambitions.
Автор: Lumley, Rebecca Название: 100 games to play on holiday ISBN: 1409516849 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781409516842 Издательство: Usborne Рейтинг: Цена: 3760 T Наличие на складе: Есть Описание: A pack of 50 cards with a hundred fun games to play on holiday. Includes imagination and word activities, games for paper and pencil as well as action games for playing outside. Simple text and illustrations make each game easy to understand and play. Perfect to keep children amused, with or without an adult's help.
An exploration of why we play video games despite the fact that we are almost certain to feel unhappy when we fail at them.
We may think of video games as being "fun," but in The Art of Failure, Jesper Juul claims that this is almost entirely mistaken. When we play video games, our facial expressions are rarely those of happiness or bliss. Instead, we frown, grimace, and shout in frustration as we lose, or die, or fail to advance to the next level. Humans may have a fundamental desire to succeed and feel competent, but game players choose to engage in an activity in which they are nearly certain to fail and feel incompetent. So why do we play video games even though they make us unhappy? Juul examines this paradox.
In video games, as in tragic works of art, literature, theater, and cinema, it seems that we want to experience unpleasantness even if we also dislike it. Reader or audience reaction to tragedy is often explained as catharsis, as a purging of negative emotions. But, Juul points out, this doesn't seem to be the case for video game players. Games do not purge us of unpleasant emotions; they produce them in the first place. What, then, does failure in video game playing do?
Juul argues that failure in a game is unique in that when you fail in a game, you (not a character) are in some way inadequate. Yet games also motivate us to play more, in order to escape that inadequacy, and the feeling of escaping failure (often by improving skills) is a central enjoyment of games. Games, writes Juul, are the art of failure: the singular art form that sets us up for failure and allows us to experience it and experiment with it.
The Art of Failure is essential reading for anyone interested in video games, whether as entertainment, art, or education.
Автор: Perron, Bernard (university Of Montreal, Canada) Название: World of scary video games ISBN: 1501316192 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781501316197 Издательство: Bloomsbury Academic Рейтинг: Цена: 21990 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: As for film and literature, the horror genre has been very popular in the video game. The World of Scary Video Games provides a comprehensive overview of the videoludic horror, dealing with the games labelled as “survival horror” as well as the mainstream and independent works associated with the genre. It examines the ways in which video games have elicited horror, terror and fear since Haunted House (1981). Bernard Perron combines an historical account with a theoretical approach in order to offer a broad history of the genre, outline its formal singularities and explore its principal issues. It studies the most important games and game series, from Haunted House (1981) to Alone in the Dark (1992- ), Resident Evil (1996-present), Silent Hill (1999-present), Fatal Frame (2001-present), Dead Space (2008-2013), Amnesia: the Dark Descent (2010), and The Evil Within (2014). Accessibly written, The World of Scary Video Games helps the reader to trace the history of an important genre of the video game.
Автор: Gareth Schott Название: Violent Games: Rules, Realism and Effect ISBN: 1628925620 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781628925623 Издательство: Bloomsbury Academic Рейтинг: Цена: 65320 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: It was over a decade ago that experimental psychologists and media-effects researchers declared the debate on the effects of violent video gaming as “essentially over,” referring to the way violence in videogames increases aggressive thoughts, feelings and behaviors in players. Despite the decisive tone of this statement, neither the presence nor popularity of digital games has since diminished, with games continuing to attract new generations of players to experience its technological advancements in the narration of violence and its techniques of depiction. Drawing on new insights achieved from research located at an intersection between humanities, social and computer sciences, Gareth Schott’s addition to the Approaches in Digital Game Studies series interrogates the nature and meaning of the “violence” encountered and experienced by game players. In focusing on the various ways "violence" is mediated by both the rule system and the semiotic layer of games, the aim is to draw out the distinctiveness of games' exploitation of violence or violent themes. An important if not canonical text in the debates about video games and violence, Violent Games constitutes an essential book for those wishing to make sense of the experience offered by games as technological, aesthetic, and communicational phenomena in the context of issues of media regulation and the classification of game content “as” violence.