Other books byPaul Massey
The Theory and Understanding of Computer Games
Presenting a holistic and thoroughly practical investigation of the true nature of computer games that arms readers with a small yet powerful set of theories for developing unique approaches to understanding games. Game Invaders fully integrates genre theory, new media aesthetics, perceptual opportunities, and semiotics into a practical DIY toolkit for games analysis—offering detailed guidance for how to conduct in-depth critiques of game content and gameplay. Featuring an informal and witty writing style, the book devotes a number of chapters to specific games from all eras, clearly demonstrating the practical application of the theories to modern, large-scale computer games. Readers will find: • Suggestions on how to apply the DIY package to major issues central to understanding computer games and their design • Coverage of the semiotics of video games, laying the foundation for such topics as the role of agency and virtual storytelling • Tasks and solutions for readers wishing to practice techniques introduced in the book • A companion website featuring access to an app that enables the reader to conduct their own activity profiling of games An important resource for those wishing to dig deeper into the games they design, Game Invaders gives game designers the skills they need to stand out from the crowd. It is also a valuable guide for anyone wishing to learn more about computer games, virtual reality, and new media.
How to Prevent and Overcome Sports Injuries
More of us are participating in sports activities than ever before, whether as a recreational jogger, tennis player or as a weekend football player. As a result, sports injuries are now on the increase. In this definitive guide to sports injuries and their rehabilitation, Olympic Pilates instructor and physiotherapist Paul Massey shows how the majority of sports injuries are preventable and treatable using Pilates. Sport by sport, Paul identifies the most common injuries that occur, and reveals how to spot the signs and symptoms of specific problems. Focusing on prevention and treatment, Paul's programme of clear illustrated exercises and professional treatment tips shows you how to integrate Pilates into your sporting activities. All the exercises are specific for a particular injury: some have been specially developed for maximum effectiveness in treatment. In an easy-to-follow format, whatever your age or fitness level, Sports Pilates is invaluable for all those who want to maximize their performance. Invaluable advice on injury prevention and treatment of common sports injuries from a top Olympic physiotherapist and Pilates instructor. Learn how to use Pilates to build your strength, perfect your balance and improve your performance. Previous editions of Sports Pilates have now sold over 15,000 copies.
Coastal Style is a magnificent celebration of simple shoreside life. Featuring hundreds of fabulous photographs of homes around the world, it covers all aspects of decorative seaside styleâfrom the creation of light and breezy rooms to the selection of simple furniture and furnishings that echo the natural beauty of the surf and sand. Also featured are tips on the best fabrics to useâfrom nautical stripes to cool cotton canvasâand advice on coastal colors, from shades of oyster gray to bold splashes of aquamarine. Whatever type of home you have, from a high-rise apartment to a getaway in the country, you cancreate a beachy feel. Simply follow Sally Hayden and Alice Whatelyâs room-by-room guide to seaside chic, and you will discover how to make tranquil living areas, balmy bedrooms, and shipshape kitchens. Cool understatement is keyâand this extends to marine-inspired bathrooms and outdoor living areas that celebrate the lazy elegance of sun-warmed decks and the pleasure of cooking and eating al fresco.â¢ Fabulous photographs by Paul Massey.â¢ Hundreds of photographs provide inspiration for coastal style,whatever type of home you have.
Pilates Back Book
A Training Program for the Prevention and...
A self-help manual focusing on back pain prevention and rehabilitation using the unique Pilates body conditioning system 3 in 5 of us will suffer from backache in our lives. In order to mitigate against the worst-case scenario, use Pilates to strengthen your back and also the supporting muscles so that it doesn't take all the strain. Pilates has a strong reputation in tackling back problems and many doctors, osteopaths and physiotherapists are already endorsing its unique quality to exercise deeply but gently and to rebalance the posture (many are opening Pilates centres in their surgeries). The Back Book is a one-stop reference guide, explaining how the back works, why backache occurs, the different types of back pain, when to seek professional help, lifestyle tips for prevention and exercises to promote flexibility and hold the correct posture. For those already suffering, a special remedial programme of exercises is designed to restore mobility. With brand new exercises and the expertise of Paul Massey, Chief Physiotherapist to Britain's Olympic Swimming team, leading Pilates practitioner Lynne Robinson can help you bypass or overcome this most common of agonies.