2018-06-19

The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia

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  • Full Title : The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • ISBN Code : 1506706436
  • Pages : 328
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This 320-page book is an exhaustive guide to The Legend of Zelda from the original The Legend of Zelda to Twilight Princess HD. Make sure to check out the other installments in this unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise with the New York Times best selling The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia and The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts. Also look for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- Creating a Champion for an indepth look at the art, lore, and making of the best selling video game! A comprehensive collection of enemies and items, potions to poes, an expansion of the lore touched upon in Hyrule Historia, concept art, screencaps, maps, main characters and how they relate, languages, and much, much more, including an exclusive interview with Series Producer, Eiji Aonuma! This, the last of The Goddess Collection trilogy, which includes Hyrule Historia and Art & Artifacts, is a treasure trove of explanations and information about every aspect of The Legend of Zelda universe! An exhaustive compendium of everything from the first 30 years of The Legend of Zelda. An expansion of information from The Legend of Zelda timeline. Rare development sketches of your favorite characters. An extensive database of items and enemies.


2020-04-14

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia

By Eiji Aonuma,Akira Himekawa
  • Full Title : The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia
  • Author : Eiji Aonuma,Akira Himekawa
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • ISBN Code : 1506721389
  • Pages : 276
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Make sure to check out the other installments in this unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise with the New York Times best selling The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts and The Legend of Zelda: Encyclopedia. Also look for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — Creating a Champion for an indepth look at the art, lore, and making of the best selling video game! Dark Horse Books and Nintendo team up to bring you The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, containing an unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise. This handsome digital book contains never-before-seen concept art, the full history of Hyrule, the official chronology of the games, and much more! Starting with an insightful introduction by the legendary producer and video-game designer of Donkey Kong, Mario, and The Legend of Zelda, Shigeru Miyamoto, this book is crammed full of information about the storied history of Link's adventures from the creators themselves! As a bonus, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia includes an exclusive comic by the foremost creator of The Legend of Zelda manga — Akira Himekawa!


2017-10-15

Big Book of Zelda

By Kyle Hilliard
  • Full Title : Big Book of Zelda
  • Author : Kyle Hilliard
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • ISBN Code : 1633199568
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the highest-rated, fastest-selling video games of all time, a new crown jewel in the beloved Legend of Zelda series. Having just celebrated its 30th anniversary, the universe of the Legend of Zelda is clearly ever-evolving, gaining new fans and reminding the world why it continues to captivate. The Big Book of Zelda is a comprehensive look at everything to know and love about your favorite games with character profiles, gameplay tips, little-known facts, and more. From A Link to the Past, to Ocarina of Time, to Twilight Princess, and featuring extensive coverage of Breath of the Wild, this is the ultimate guide for fans old and new to explore Hyrule and capture the Triforce!


2019-02-19

The Psychology of Zelda

By Anthony Bean
  • Full Title : The Psychology of Zelda
  • Author : Anthony Bean
  • Publisher : BenBella Books
  • ISBN Code : 1946885738
  • Pages : 264
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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It's dangerous to go alone! Take this (book). For more than 30 years, The Legend of Zelda—which immerses players in a courageous struggle against the shadowy forces of evil in a world of high fantasy—has spanned more than 30 different installments, selling over 75 million copies. Today, it is one of the most beloved video game franchises around the globe. Video game sales as a whole have continued to grow, now raking in twice as much money per year as the entire film industry, and countless psychologists have turned their attention to the effects gaming has on us: our confidence, our identity, and our personal growth. The Psychology of Zelda applies the latest psychological findings, plus insights from classic psychology theory, to Link, Zelda, Hyrule, and the players who choose to wield the Master Sword. In The Psychology of Zelda, psychologists who love the games ask: • How do Link's battles in Ocarina of Time against Dark Link, his monstrous doppelganger, mirror the difficulty of confronting our personal demons and the tendency to be our own worst enemies? • What lessons about pursuing life's greater meaning can we take away from Link's quests through Hyrule and beyond the stereotypical video game scenario of rescuing a Princess (Zelda)? • What do we experience as players when we hear that familiar royal lullaby on the ocarina, Saria's spirited melody in the Lost Woods, or the iconic main theme on the title screen? • How do the obstacles throughout Majora's Mask represent the Five Stages of Grief? • What can Link's journey to overcome the loss of the fairy Navi teach us about understanding our own grief and depression? • Why are we psychologically drawn to the game each and every time a new version becomes available even when they all have a similar storyline? Think you've completed the quest? The Psychology of Zelda gives you new, thrilling dungeons to explore and even more puzzles to solve.


2019-11-05

The Art of Super Mario Odyssey

By Nintendo
  • Full Title : The Art of Super Mario Odyssey
  • Author : Nintendo
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • ISBN Code : 1506713815
  • Pages : 368
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Take a globetrotting journey all over the world--and beyond!--with this companion art book to the hit video game for the Nintendo Switch(TM) system! In October of 2017, Super Mario Odyssey(TM) took the gaming world by storm. Now, discover the art and expertise that went into creating one of Nintendo's best-loved games! This full-color hardcover volume clocks in at 368 pages and features concept art, preliminary sketches, and notes from the development team, plus insight into some early ideas that didn't make it into the game itself! Explore the world of Super Mario Odyssey from every angle, including screen shots, marketing material, and more, to fully appreciate this captivating adventure


2019-11-12

The Art of Splatoon 2

By Nintendo
  • Full Title : The Art of Splatoon 2
  • Author : Nintendo
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • ISBN Code : 1506713807
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An amaze-ink behind-the-scenes look at the making of Splatoon 2, one of the best-selling Nintendo Switch games of all time! Dive into over 380 pages worth of illustrations, key art, and designs of your favorite colorful characters, weapons, gear, locations, maps, and brands. The Art of Splatoon 2 also features storyboards and other extras sure to make a splash with any fan! Don't miss this ink-redible look at the best-selling family-friendly game Splatoon 2!


2010-06-16

The Ultimate History of Video Games, Volume 1

By Steven L. Kent
  • Full Title : The Ultimate History of Video Games, Volume 1
  • Author : Steven L. Kent
  • Publisher : Crown
  • ISBN Code : 0307560872
  • Pages : 624
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The definitive behind-the-scenes history of the dawn of video games and their rise into a multibillion-dollar business “For industry insiders and game players alike, this book is a must-have.”—Mark Turmell, designer for Midway Games and creator of NBA Jam, NFL Blitz, and WrestleMania With all the whiz, bang, pop, and shimmer of a glowing arcade, volume 1 of The Ultimate History of Video Games reveals everything you ever wanted to know and more about the unforgettable games that changed the world, the visionaries who made them, and the fanatics who played them. Starting in arcades then moving to televisions and handheld devices, the video game invasion has entranced kids and the young at heart for nearly fifty years. And gaming historian Steven L. Kent has been there to record the craze from the very beginning. The Ultimate History: Volume 1 tells the incredible tale of how this backroom novelty transformed into a cultural phenomenon. Through meticulous research and personal interviews with hundreds of industry luminaries, Kent chronicles firsthand accounts of how yesterday’s games like Space Invaders, Centipede, and Pac-Man helped create an arcade culture that defined a generation, and how today’s empires like Sony, Nintendo, and Electronic Arts have galvanized a multibillion-dollar industry and a new generation of games. Inside, you’ll discover • the video game that saved Nintendo from bankruptcy • the serendipitous story of Pac-Man’s design • the misstep that helped topple Atari’s $2-billion-a-year empire • the coin shortage caused by Space Invaders • the fascinating reasons behind the rise, fall, and rebirth of Sega • and much more! Entertaining, addictive, and as mesmerizing as the games it chronicles, this book is a must-have for anyone who’s ever touched a joystick.


2021-06-01

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Volume 3

By Spike Chunsoft,Kuroki Q
  • Full Title : Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Volume 3
  • Author : Spike Chunsoft,Kuroki Q
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • ISBN Code : 1506715028
  • Pages : 202
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Despair is contagious...and so, it seems, is death! Fed up with the lack of bloodthirst from his captives, Monokuma has infected them with the Despair Disease, which manifests as cowardice in the mighty Owari...gullibility in the worldly Mioda...and dishonesty in the, er...in Komaeda. Afraid that they could commit murder while not in their right mind, the sick students are quarantined, keeping in touch with the "healthy" students by video monitor...only to find that despite all their precautions, the killing hasn't stopped! Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is an alternate version of the events told in the manga Danganronpa 2: Ultimate Luck and Hope and Despair. That series told the story through the eyes of "Ultimate Lucky Student" Nagito Komaeda; now Goodbye Despair gives you the perspective of his arch-rival in the desperate classroom murder game, Hajime Hinata!


2016-10-25

Eat Pretty Every Day

By Jolene Hart
  • Full Title : Eat Pretty Every Day
  • Author : Jolene Hart
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • ISBN Code : 1452152314
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Breakout hit Eat Pretty continues to win over audiences of all ages with its groundbreaking and user-friendly exploration of beauty nutrition. The author's hotly anticipated new book welcomes existing fans and newcomers alike, presenting 365 bite-size daily readings that make it easy to put beauty nutrition know-how to use in everyday life. Organized by the four seasons, the readings explore every aspect of what it means to eat pretty, offering simplified nutritional science, seasonal recipes, motivating goals and challenges, self-care exercises, and uplifting "mealtime mantras." Providing the dedicated support of a personal wellness coach at a fraction of the cost, Eat Pretty Every Day is for women of all ages who want to learn the secrets to living well.


2017-02-21

The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts

By Nintendo
  • Full Title : The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts
  • Author : Nintendo
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • ISBN Code : 1630089389
  • Pages : 424
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Make sure to check out the other installments in this unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise with the New York Times best selling The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia and The Legend of Zelda: Encyclopedia. Also look for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — Creating a Champion for an indepth look at the art, lore, and making of the best selling video game! The Legend of Zelda™: Art and Artifacts contains over four hundred pages of fully realized illustrations from the entire thirty-year history of The Legend of Zelda™ including artwork from the upcoming The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild! Every masterwork is printed on high-quality paper in an oversized format so you can immerse yourself in the fine details of each piece. This book includes rare promotional pieces, game box art, instruction booklet illustrations, official character illustrations, sprite art, interviews with the artists, and much, much more! The Legend of Zelda™: Art and Artifacts collects many of your favorite masterpieces from the storied franchise, as well as rare and never before seen content, presented in one handsome hardcover. Select artwork from the entirety of the franchise! A nostalgic look at the past! An exciting look at the future! Interviews with some of the artists behind The Legend of Zelda™ series!


2018-11-20

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild--Creating a Champion

By Nintendo
  • Full Title : The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild--Creating a Champion
  • Author : Nintendo
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • ISBN Code : 1506710182
  • Pages : 424
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This oversized hardcover is the ultimate companion to the award-winning video game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and includes material from its DLC packs. Witness the making of a champion! This book features: • Nearly 50 pages of sketches and official illustrations from Takumi Wada • 296 Pages of design artwork and commentary about the making of the game from creators • 55 Page historical section that divulges an in-depth history of the Hyrule of Breath of the Wild. • Interviews with key members of the development team including Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Satoru Takizawa, Takumi Wada, and Eiji Aonuma Make sure to check out the other installments in this unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise with the New York Times best selling The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts, and The Legend of Zelda: Encyclopedia which detail the first 30 years of this historic video game franchise!


2021-05-24

Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology, and Art of Gaming, 2nd Edition [3 volumes]

By Mark J. P. Wolf
  • Full Title : Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology, and Art of Gaming, 2nd Edition [3 volumes]
  • Author : Mark J. P. Wolf
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN Code : 1440870209
  • Pages : 1288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Now in its second edition, the Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology, and Art of Gaming is the definitive, go-to resource for anyone interested in the diverse and expanding video game industry. This three-volume encyclopedia covers all things video games, including the games themselves, the companies that make them, and the people who play them. Written by scholars who are exceptionally knowledgeable in the field of video game studies, it notes genres, institutions, important concepts, theoretical concerns, and more and is the most comprehensive encyclopedia of video games of its kind, covering video games throughout all periods of their existence and geographically around the world. This is the second edition of Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology, and Art of Gaming, originally published in 2012. All of the entries have been revised to accommodate changes in the industry, and an additional volume has been added to address the recent developments, advances, and changes that have occurred in this ever-evolving field. This set is a vital resource for scholars and video game aficionados alike. Explores games, people, events, and ideas that are influential in the industry, rather than simply discussing the history of video games Offers a detailed understanding of the variety of video games that have been created over the years Includes contributions from some of the most important scholars of video games Suggests areas of further exploration for students of video games


2020-12-15

BioWare: Stories and Secrets from 25 Years of Game Development

By Bioware
  • Full Title : BioWare: Stories and Secrets from 25 Years of Game Development
  • Author : Bioware
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • ISBN Code : 1506718809
  • Pages : 328
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From the BioWare's isometric role-playing roots to its intense space operas and living worlds, chart the legendary game studio's first 25 years in this massive retrospective. BioWare - Stories and Secrets from 25 Years of Game Development puts you in the room during key moments in BioWare's history, with never-before-seen art and photos anchored by candid stories from developers past and present. See what it took to make games in those wild early days. Pore over details of secret, cancelled projects. Discover the genesis of beloved characters and games. Presented and designed by Dark Horse Books, this tribute to BioWare's legacy is a must-have for any fan of the best stories you can play.


2019-11-12

The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society

By Debra L. Merskin
  • Full Title : The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society
  • Author : Debra L. Merskin
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1483375544
  • Pages : 2168
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society discusses media around the world in their varied forms—newspapers, magazines, radio, television, film, books, music, websites, social media, mobile media—and describes the role of each in both mirroring and shaping society. This encyclopedia provides a thorough overview of media within social and cultural contexts, exploring the development of the mediated communication industry, mediated communication regulations, and societal interactions and effects. This reference work will look at issues such as free expression and government regulation of media; how people choose what media to watch, listen to, and read; and how the influence of those who control media organizations may be changing as new media empower previously unheard voices. The role of media in society will be explored from international, multidisciplinary perspectives via approximately 700 articles drawing on research from communication and media studies, sociology, anthropology, social psychology, politics, and business.


2009-04-02

Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society

By Rodney P. Carlisle
  • Full Title : Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society
  • Author : Rodney P. Carlisle
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1452266107
  • Pages : 1032
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 "This ground-breaking resource is strongly recommended for all libraries and health and welfare institutional depots; essential for university collections, especially those catering to social studies programs." —Library Journal, STARRED Review Children and adults spend a great deal of time in activities we think of as "play," including games, sports, and hobbies. Without thinking about it very deeply, almost everyone would agree that such activities are fun, relaxing, and entertaining. However, play has many purposes that run much deeper than simple entertainment. For children, play has various functions such as competition, following rules, accepting defeat, choosing leaders, exercising leadership, practicing adult roles, and taking risks in order to reap rewards. For adults, many games and sports serve as harmless releases of feelings of aggression, competition, and intergroup hostility. The Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society explores the concept of play in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. Its scope encompasses leisure and recreational activities of children and adults throughout the ages, from dice games in the Roman Empire to video games today. With more than 450 entries, these two volumes do not include coverage of professional sports and sport teams but, instead, cover the hundreds of games played not to earn a living but as informal activity. All aspects of play—from learning to competition, mastery of nature, socialization, and cooperation—are included. Simply enough, this Encyclopedia explores play played for the fun of it! Key Features Available in both print and electronic formats Provides access to the fascinating literature that has explored questions of psychology, learning theory, game theory, and history in depth Considers the affects of play on child and adult development, particularly on health, creativity, and imagination Contains entries that describe both adult and childhood play and games in dozens of cultures around the world and throughout history Explores the sophisticated analyses of social thinkers such as Huizinga, Vygotsky, and Sutton-Smith, as well as the wide variety of games, toys, sports, and entertainments found around the world Presents cultures as diverse as the ancient Middle East, modern Russia, and China and in nations as far flung as India, Argentina, and France Key Themes Adult Games Board and Card Games Children's Games History of Play Outdoor Games and Amateur Sports Play and Education Play Around the World Psychology of Play Sociology of Play Toys and Business Video and Online Games For a subject we mostly consider light-hearted, play as a research topic has generated an extensive and sophisticated literature, exploring a range of penetrating questions. This two-volume set serves as a general, nontechnical resource for academics, researchers, and students alike. It is an essential addition to any academic library.


2018-05-04

The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows

By David Perlmutter
  • Full Title : The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows
  • Author : David Perlmutter
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN Code : 1538103745
  • Pages : 802
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This volume highlights North American animated television series broadcast between 1948 and 2016, providing credits for their original broadcast period and significant members of the cast and crew, as well as short descriptive and critical analyses.


2019-03-30

The NES Encyclopedia

By Chris Scullion
  • Full Title : The NES Encyclopedia
  • Author : Chris Scullion
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • ISBN Code : 1526737809
  • Pages : 264
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The NES is one of the most iconic video game systems of all time, and is credited with ‘saving’ the American video games industry in the early 80s when it looked likely to collapse. The NES Encyclopedia is the first ever complete reference guide to every game released on the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo's first industry-defining video game system. As well as covering all 714 officially licensed NES games, the book also includes more than 160 unlicensed games released during its lifespan, giving for the first time a definitive history of this important console's full library. Written by a retro gaming expert with 30 years of gaming experience and a penchant for bad jokes, the NES Encyclopedia promises to be both informative and entertaining. The NES continues to enjoy a strong cult following among Nintendo fans and gamers in general with wide varieties of officially licensed merchandise proving ever popular: both for older fans who remember it the first time around, and younger gamers discovering the system for the first time through Nintendo’s regular re-releases of its older games. Nintendo’s most recent console, the Switch, is the fastest selling video game console of all time in the United States and Japan. Nintendo will be launching a variety of classic NES games for download on the system later in 2018, meaning a new audience of gamers is due to discover the NES for the first time.


2016-04-01

The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters

By Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
  • Full Title : The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters
  • Author : Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317044266
  • Pages : 640
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From vampires and demons to ghosts and zombies, interest in monsters in literature, film, and popular culture has never been stronger. This concise Encyclopedia provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative A-Z of monsters throughout the ages. It is the first major reference book on monsters for the scholarly market. Over 200 entries written by experts in the field are accompanied by an overview introduction by the editor. Generic entries such as 'ghost' and 'vampire' are cross-listed with important specific manifestations of that monster. In addition to monsters appearing in English-language literature and film, the Encyclopedia also includes significant monsters in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, African and Middle Eastern traditions. Alphabetically organized, the entries each feature suggestions for further reading. The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters is an invaluable resource for all students and scholars and an essential addition to library reference shelves.


2015-03-31

Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior

By Yan, Zheng
  • Full Title : Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior
  • Author : Yan, Zheng
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • ISBN Code : 146668240X
  • Pages : 1542
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The rise of mobile phones has brought about a new era of technological attachment as an increasing number of people rely on their personal mobile devices to conduct their daily activities. Due to the ubiquitous nature of mobile phones, the impact of these devices on human behavior, interaction, and cognition has become a widely studied topic. The Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior is an authoritative source for scholarly research on the use of mobile phones and how these devices are revolutionizing the way individuals learn, work, and interact with one another. Featuring exhaustive coverage on a variety of topics relating to mobile phone use, behavior, and the impact of mobile devices on society and human interaction, this multi-volume encyclopedia is an essential reference source for students, researchers, IT specialists, and professionals seeking current research on the use and impact of mobile technologies on contemporary culture.


2019-10-11

Geek Heroines: An Encyclopedia of Female Heroes in Popular Culture

By Karen M. Walsh
  • Full Title : Geek Heroines: An Encyclopedia of Female Heroes in Popular Culture
  • Author : Karen M. Walsh
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN Code : 1440866414
  • Pages : 347
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Geek Heroines not only tells the stories of fictional and real women, but also explores how they represent changes in societal views of women, including women of color and the LGBTQ community. • Provides readers with an intersectional approach to geek culture that incorporates a variety of female identities • Details the historical problems of women's representation in geek culture including hypersexualization, bi-erasure, and transgender issues • Focuses on how characters and real-life women empower female identifications • Analyzes the geek community's history of sexism focusing on how social norms lead to one-dimensional characterizations