Description - The Official Rock, Paper, Scissors Handbook by Douglas Walker
THE OFFICIAL ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS HANDBOOK is the first book devoted to the history, strategy and culture of a childhood game that has become a global sport. Rock, Paper, Scissors isn't just for playgrounds anymore, it's become part of the club scene as well. From the January 20, 2004 Trendcentral Newsletter- According to one of our LA trendsetters, the latest party activities are rock, paper, scissors tournaments held on makeshift stages with lighting and effects. The Walker Brothers show how the influence of Rock, Paper, Scissors on the daily decisions of the world cannot be underestimated and how the strategies illustrated in this book have been used to make decisions from who gets the last slice of pizza, through episodes of The Simpsons, CSI and Sex and the City, all the way to the annual Rock Paper Scissors World Championships. The Walker Brothers discuss the appeal of Rock Paper Scissors as a decision-making tool and offer a brief comparison with other decision making mechanisms and illustrate gambit plays and some of the skills that a good Rock Paper Scissors player must attain to compete at the highest levels of the sport. The daily applications of this fun, quick and
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(199mm x 132mm x 15mm)
Random House Australia
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Author Biography - Douglas Walker
Douglas and Graham Walker each had successful careers in advertising before joining together to reinvigorate the World RPS Society. The Walker brothers quickly realised that while they had boundless passion for the sport of RPS, they just didn't have the reflexes required to compete. So in the best tradition of crushed dreams, they have chosen to force their ideals upon others and to live vicariously through the successes of those they inspire. The Walkers are now widely considered to be the leading experts on the theory, practice and cultural significance of Rock, Paper, Scissors, proving that becoming a worldwide authority on a minor subject is merely a matter of declaring oneself to be. In 1998, after discovering that countless people around the world shared their delusions and hold a special place in their heart for this seemingly simple sport, they reinvigorated the World RPS Society and commenced the annual Rock Paper Scissors World Championships.