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By Kenneth Eade, Federico Greco. 2017
100% di possibilità di fallimento, ma la speranza di una previsione. Uno “shock and awe” feroce che mescola fiction e… non-fiction dallo scrittore di best seller che la critica ha salutato come ‘uno dei più robusti autori di thriller sulla scena’. Siamo nel 2020 e il mondo è sull’orlo del collasso economico. Riusciranno a salvarci un gruppo di studenti prodigio guidati da un professore di economia con la testa fra le nuvole e una ragazza di 24 anni? Il crollo del marcato azionario ha generato un effetto domino di proporzioni disastrose. Le banche sono fallite e la gente si ribella per le strade delle città ormai in fiamme. Blackout enormi hanno ceduto il passo a definitivi errori di sistema. Il professore di Economia dell’università di Chicago, Harry Mason, consigliere dei presidenti degli Stati Uniti e del Dipartimento del Tesoro, ha riunito il suo dream team, ‘i genietti’, tra i più brillanti laureati in economia, in un corso sperimentale speciale. La loro missione: salvare il mondo. Ma forse è troppo tardi. Il romanziere Kenneth Eade e il saggista Gordon L. Eade fanno squadra per offrirci un thriler di meta fiction pensato per mostrarci come sopravvivere al prossimo crollo. Ecco cosa dice la critica di questo thriller finanziario: “Un omaggio a un padre e un altro romanzo di prima classe da Kenneth Eade!” Grady Harp, Top 100, Hall of Fame and Vine Voice Ed ecco cosa pensano i lettori di questo libro rivelazione sull’economia mondiale: “Se avessi letto questo libro 30 anni fa, oggi avrei molti più soldi in banca. Non lasciatevi ingannare dal fatto che è scritto come un romanzo. La fiction è utilizzata semplicemente per illuminare i fatti. Userò alcune di queste informazioni per migliorare i profitti dei miei investimenti.” L. Klopping “Dovrebbero leggerlo tutti, ho imparato tanto. 2020: l’economia mondiale sta collassando. Questo libro e tutti gli
By Kenneth Eade, Bruno Laval. 2016
L’effondrement du marché boursier a crée un effet d’entraînement dans des proportions désastreuses. Les banques ont échoué, et les gens… provoquent des émeutes dans les rues de villes, qui sont en feu. Des pannes localisées ont fait naitre les échecs du système dans son entier. Le professeur d’économie de l’Université de Chicago Harry Mason, Conseiller des président Américains et du Département du Trésor, a rassemblé son équipe de rêve de "jeunes prodiges," les étudiants les plus brillants et diplômés en Economie, pour une classe laboratoire spéciale. Leur mission sauver le monde. Mais est-ce trop tard?
By Michael S. Graziano, Lisa M. Graziano. 2008
"...An adventure-filled journey... In spite of its references to hard academic science, Cretaceous Dawn is a first-class adventure story, an… effortless read as engaging as vintage Jules Verne. The descriptive prose is both evocative and illuminating, and the plot has enough twists and cliffhangers to keep readers traveling on to the inevitable conclusion."--Natural History "The Grazianos, sibling scientists, combine speculation and science in a compulsively page-turning time-travel adventure. A physics experiment gone awry sends four people and a dog 65 million years into the past. Day-to-day survival among creatures like giant croc Deinosuchus and T. rex becomes a priority, even as the group of stranded scientists realizes that getting home involves a 1,000 mile trek across the amazing landscape of Hell Creek. Details about plants, animals and insects in the distant past set the stage for a tight, scientifically plausible plot with a wholly unexpected twist that will keep readers guessing."--Publishers Weekly A long-extinct beetle appears in a physics lab. Four-and-a-half people and a dog are hurled 65 million years through time, to the Age of the Dinosaurs, and paleontologist Julian Whitney and his companions have only one chance for rescue. Meanwhile in the lab, police chief Sharon Earles must solve the mystery of why half a body remains where five people had just been. Physicists try to determine what went wrong but can they fix the vault in time to retrieve the missing people--and do they want to? "A rip-snorting good yarn. . . . Cretaceous Dawn's strength is its ability to transport the reader back in time to truly experience the Cretaceous."--Dinosaur News "Rendered with a clarity and vividness that gives the novel its richness, Cretaceous Dawn is plain fun, and educational at that. Short of time travel, this is as close as you'll ever get to the grim, predatory world of the Cretaceous."--Falmouth Enterprise "From the Inland Sea to the infant Rocky Mountains, we see the entirety of a long-gone ecosystem. The authors' scientific knowledge gives the story, and the giant creatures it is centered around, a realism that is immensely entertaining."--Prehistoric Times "[The era is] described so vividly the reader forgets that no human overlapped with a dinosaur in the sands of time."--The Cape Cod Chronicle Lisa M. Graziano, PhD, is a freelance editor and writer living on Cape Cod, Mass. She spent ten years as a professor of oceanography in Woods Hole, Mass. before turning to a full-time writing career. Michael S. A. Graziano, PhD, is a neuroscientist at Princeton University. He is the author of both fiction and nonfiction.
By Roland Li. 2017
Esports is one of the fastest growing—and most cutthroat—industries in the world. A confluence of technology, culture, and determination has… made this possible. Players around the world compete for millions of dollars in prize money, and companies like Amazon, Coca Cola, and Intel have invested billions. Esports are now regularly played live on national TV. Hundreds of people have dedicated their lives to gaming, sacrificing their education, relationships, and even their bodies to compete, committing themselves with the same fervor of any professional athlete. In Good Luck Have Fun, author Roland Li talks to some of the biggest names in the business and explores the players, companies, and games that have made it to the new major leagues. Follow Alex Garfield as he builds Evil Geniuses, a modest gaming group in his college dorm, into a global, multimillion-dollar eSports empire. Learn how Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill made League of Legends the world’s most successful eSports league and most popular PC game, on track to make over $1 billion a year. See how Twitch.tv pivoted from a video streaming novelty into a $1 billion startup on the back of professional gamers. And dive into eSports’ dark side: drug abuse, labor troubles, and for each success story, hundreds of people who failed to make it big. With updates on recent developments, Good Luck Have Fun is the essential guide to the rise of an industry and culture that challenge what we know about sports, games, and competition.
By Edited by William Davies. 2018
An innovative new anthology exploring how science fiction can motivate new approaches to economics.From the libertarian economics of Ayn Rand… to Aldous Huxley's consumerist dystopias, economics and science fiction have often orbited each other. In Economic Science Fictions, editor William Davies has deliberately merged the two worlds, asking how we might harness the power of the utopian imagination to revitalize economic thinking.Rooted in the sense that our current economic reality is no longer credible or viable, this collection treats our economy as a series of fictions and science fiction as a means of anticipating different economic futures. It asks how science fiction can motivate new approaches to economics and provides surprising new syntheses, merging social science with fiction, design with politics, scholarship with experimental forms. With an opening chapter from Ha-Joon Chang as well as theory, short stories, and reflections on design, this book from Goldsmiths Press challenges and changes the notion that economics and science fiction are worlds apart. The result is a wealth of fresh and unusual perspectives for anyone who believes the economy is too important to be left solely to economists.ContributorsAUDINT, Khairani Barokka, Carina Brand, Ha-Joon Chang, Miriam Cherry, William Davies, Mark Fisher, Dan Gavshon-Brady and James Pockson, Owen Hatherley, Laura Horn, Tim Jackson, Mark Johnson, Bastien Kerspern, Nora O Murchú, Tobias Revell et al., Judy Thorne, Sherryl Vint, Joseph Walton, Brian Willems