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  • Finite and Infinite Games

    James Carse

    Paperback (Free Press, Jan. 5, 2013)
    “There are at least two kinds of games,” states James P. Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. “One could be called finite; the other infinite. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.”Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, which is when they end. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning, but ensuring the continuation of play. The rules may change, the boundaries may change, even the participants may change—as long as the game is never allowed to come to an end. What are infinite games? How do they affect the ways we play our finite games? What are we doing when we play—finitely or infinitely? And how can infinite games affect the ways in which we live our lives? Carse explores these questions with stunning elegance, teasing out of his distinctions a universe of observation and insight, noting where and why and how we play, finitely and infinitely. He surveys our world—from the finite games of the playing field and playing board to the infinite games found in culture and religion—leaving all we think we know illuminated and transformed. Along the way, Carse finds new ways of understanding everything, from how an actress portrays a role to how we engage in sex, from the nature of evil to the nature of science. Finite games, he shows, may offer wealth and status, power and glory, but infinite games offer something far more subtle and far grander. Carse has written a book rich in insight and aphorism. Already an international literary event, Finite and Infinite Games is certain to be argued about and celebrated for years to come. Reading it is the first step in learning to play the infinite game.
  • Finite and Infinite Games

    James Carse

    eBook (Free Press, Oct. 11, 2011)
    “There are at least two kinds of games,” states James P. Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. “One could be called finite; the other infinite. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.”Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, which is when they end. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning, but ensuring the continuation of play. The rules may change, the boundaries may change, even the participants may change—as long as the game is never allowed to come to an end. What are infinite games? How do they affect the ways we play our finite games? What are we doing when we play—finitely or infinitely? And how can infinite games affect the ways in which we live our lives? Carse explores these questions with stunning elegance, teasing out of his distinctions a universe of observation and insight, noting where and why and how we play, finitely and infinitely. He surveys our world—from the finite games of the playing field and playing board to the infinite games found in culture and religion—leaving all we think we know illuminated and transformed. Along the way, Carse finds new ways of understanding everything, from how an actress portrays a role to how we engage in sex, from the nature of evil to the nature of science. Finite games, he shows, may offer wealth and status, power and glory, but infinite games offer something far more subtle and far grander. Carse has written a book rich in insight and aphorism. Already an international literary event, Finite and Infinite Games is certain to be argued about and celebrated for years to come. Reading it is the first step in learning to play the infinite game.
  • Nasty People: How to Stop Being Hurt by Them without Stooping to Their Level

    Jay Carter

    Paperback (McGraw-Hill Education, May 26, 2003)
    Fourteen years since its first publication, the bestsellerNasty People has been revised and updated to cover the motivations of nasty people, how to avoid confrontation with a nasty boss, how to handle a nasty spouse, and much more, including: How to break the cycle of nastiness A new understanding of personality disorders and depression Narcissism, nasty behavior, and self-doubt Nasty people and self-validation The role adrenaline plays in nasty behavior and our responses to it. Everyone knows a person who has been hurt, betrayed, or degraded by nasty individuals or has experienced it themselves. In three books, Jay Carter, Psy. D., shows readers how to stop this cycle of overt and covert abuse, without resorting to nasty tactics. Now for the first time, this series is released together to cover all areas of dealing with difficult people. With straight-talking advice, real-life anecdotes, and psychology that makes sense, Carter explains how to handle and stop painful behavior that harms both the perpetrator and the victim.
  • Once Upon a Star: The Story of Our Sun

    James Carter

    Paperback (Caterpillar Books, Sept. 5, 2019)
    Once upon a star, there were no stars to shine ― no sun to rise no sun to set no day, no night, nor any time. Discover the origins of the universe! The worlds of poetry and science collide to create this unique book about our sun, our planets, our Earth―and YOU!
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  • Nasty People

    Jay Carter

    eBook (McGraw-Hill Education, May 26, 2003)
    Fourteen years since its first publication, the bestsellerNasty People has been revised and updated to cover the motivations of nasty people, how to avoid confrontation with a nasty boss, how to handle a nasty spouse, and much more, including: How to break the cycle of nastiness A new understanding of personality disorders and depression Narcissism, nasty behavior, and self-doubt Nasty people and self-validation The role adrenaline plays in nasty behavior and our responses to it. Everyone knows a person who has been hurt, betrayed, or degraded by nasty individuals or has experienced it themselves. In three books, Jay Carter, Psy. D., shows readers how to stop this cycle of overt and covert abuse, without resorting to nasty tactics. Now for the first time, this series is released together to cover all areas of dealing with difficult people. With straight-talking advice, real-life anecdotes, and psychology that makes sense, Carter explains how to handle and stop painful behavior that harms both the perpetrator and the victim.
  • The World’s Greatest Space Cadet

    James Carter

    language (Bloomsbury Education, March 9, 2017)
    "A dreamer?Me? Err, You bet, The world's greatest space cadet!"Join poet James Carter on a journey through space and time: meet everyone from a Viking warrior to a crazed cat - and travel from planet Earth to the very edges of the universe...This wonderful collection is the perfect way to get children interested in poetry.
  • First Sight: ESP and Parapsychology in Everyday Life

    James C. Carpenter

    eBook (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, March 23, 2012)
    Often seen as supernatural, unpredictable, illusory and possibly dangerous, ESP, telepathy, clairvoyance and other parapsychological activities are actually happening all the time and help us make sense of everyday experiences. First Sight provides a new way of understanding such experiences and describes a way of thinking about the unconscious mind that makes it clear that these abilities are not rare and anomalous, but instead are used by all of us all the time, unconsciously and efficiently.Drawing upon a broad array of studies in contemporary psychology, the author integrates a new model for understanding these unusual abilities with the best research in psychology on problems as diverse as memory, perception, personality, creativity and fear. In doing so, he illustrates how the field of parapsychology, which, historically, has been riddled with confusion, skepticism and false claims, can move from the edges of science to its center, where it will offer fascinating new knowledge about unmapped aspects of our nature. The author demonstrates that the new model accounts for accumulated findings very well, and explains previous mysteries, resolves apparent contradictions, and offers clear directions for further study. First Sight also ventures beyond the laboratory to explain such things as why apparent paranormal experiences are so rare, why they need not be feared, and how they can be more intentionally accessed. Further study of this theory is likely to lead to a “technology” of parapsychological processes while drastically revising our conception of the science of the mind toward a new science more humane and more replete with possibility than we have imagined in the past.
  • The Killing Game: A tense, gripping psychological thriller you DON'T want to miss

    James Carol

    eBook (Bookouture, Oct. 13, 2016)
    You have four hours to save your life. What would you do?It was supposed to be just a routine lunch meeting for JJ Johnson. Meeting clients and swapping gossip. Until an armed gunman walks in, forcing her into a fight for her life.But this is no random attack – the twisted individual knows everything about each of the wealthy diners. And soon, it becomes clear that he wants something more than money.The terrifying stranger wants to play a game – but can JJ find a way to save the lives of those left around her? If she can’t, how far will she go to save herself?An utterly gripping, fast-paced psychological thriller, with a twist that will leave you shocked to the core… Fans of Harlan Coben, Peter Swanson and Linwood Barclay will be captivated.What readers are saying about The Killing Game: ‘And... breathe!! OMG!! … I’m still waiting for my pulse rate to return to normal … absolutely one of the best thrillers I’ve read in ages and will certainly be among my top 10 best reads of this year.’ 5 stars – Relax and Read Book Reviews‘WOW, WOW & WOW!!!!!!! This has got to be one of my top reads for 2016 … fast paced, nail-biting, heart-pumping and exciting ... at times I forgot to breathe. I can’t recommend this book highly enough and give it a MASSIVE 5*’ 5 stars – Goodreads Reviewer‘THIS BOOK IS SIMPLY OUTSTANDING, and completely blew me away … one of the most tense novels I have read in a long time.’ The Book Review Café‘A brilliantly compelling read. A nail-biting 5 stars from me.’ 5 stars – Jen Med's Book Reviews‘If any thriller deserves to be called unputdownable it’s this one.’ 5 stars – For Winter Nights‘Wow! Just, wow! … a fantastic, heart stopping, adrenaline rush of a read! … so many twists and turns that you really can't imagine how the book will end … I was gripped until the very last page.’ 5 stars – Brew and Books Review’Incredibly difficult to put down and it hurtles along at breakneck speed, to the point I almost felt travel sick! … a cracking thriller and if you are after a read that gets your heart pounding and makes your blood pressure rise look no further than this book.’ Bloomin’ Brilliant Books
  • Once Upon a Rhythm: The story of music

    James Carter

    Hardcover (Caterpillar Books, Aug. 8, 2019)
    It hums and it thrums through day and night the magical, mystical rhythm of life! Follow the story of music back to the very beginning. Did it start with a stomp or a clap? This playful poem is an ode to the colourful world of music and rhythm.
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  • Journey to the Centre of My Brain

    James Carter

    eBook (Macmillan Children's Books, Jan. 5, 2012)
    Sneak a peek into James Carter's brain in this brilliant collection of poems. Join the party as he takes us on a trip to space, introduces us tigers, mammoths, clouds and bugs and that?s just the start of the journey . . .
  • Finite and Infinite Games

    James Carse

    Audio CD (Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Audio, May 1, 2018)
    ""There are at least two kinds of games,"" states James P. Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. ""One could be called finite; the other infinite."" Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, which is when they end. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning, but ensuring the continuation of play. The rules may change, the boundaries may change, even the participants may change--as long as the game is never allowed to come to an end. What are infinite games? How do they affect the ways we play our finite games? What are we doing when we play--finitely or infinitely? And how can infinite games affect the ways in which we live our lives? Carse explores these questions with stunning elegance, teasing out of his distinctions a universe of observation and insight, noting where and why and how we play, finitely and infinitely. He surveys our world--from the finite games of the playing field and playing board to the infinite games found in culture and religion--leaving all we think we know illuminated and transformed. Along the way, Carse finds new ways of understanding everything, from how an actress portrays a role to how we engage in sex, from the nature of evil to the nature of science. Finite games, he shows, may offer wealth and status, power and glory, but infinite games offer something far more subtle and far grander. Carse has written a book rich in insight and aphorism. Already an international literary event, Finite and Infinite Games is certain to be argued about and celebrated for years to come. Listening to it is the first step in learning to play the infinite game.
  • I'm a Little Alien

    James Carter

    Paperback (Lincoln Children's Books, )
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