Texturing and Modeling, Third Edition: A Procedural Approach
What is a realistic image? This is an age-old question in art, and a contemporary
question in computer graphics. This book provides a modern answer involving the
computer and a new definition of realism.
The classic definition of realism has been veridical realism. Does the picture pass
the comparison test? That is, would an...
Acid Christ: Ken Kesey, LSD and the Politics of Ecstasy
From the literary wonder boy to the countercultural guru whose cross-country bus trip inspired The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, this candid biography chronicles the life and times of cultural icon Ken Kesey from the 1960s through the 1980s. Presenting an incisive...
Retro Gaming Hacks
Maybe it was the recent Atari 2600 milestone anniversary that fueled nostalgia for the golden days of computer and console gaming. Every Game Boy must ponder his roots from time to time. But whatever is driving the current retro gaming craze, one thing is certain: classic games are back for a big second act, and they're being...
Hardware and Computer Organization (Embedded Technology) Today, we often take for granted the impressive array of computing machinery that surrounds us
and helps us manage our daily lives. Because you are studying computer architecture and digital
hardware, you no doubt have a good understanding of these machines, and you’ve probably written
countless programs on your PCs and...
That was the subtitle for this book that was sadly, but wisely, rejected. However, it conveys two
things about this book that I’ve tried to focus on: getting a job and having fun while learning the
skills you need. Well, as much fun as you can reasonably have while learning how to program.
Although many books aren’t...
Do the Math: Secrets, Lies, and Algebra
Tess loves math because it's the one subject she can trust—there's always just one right answer, and it never changes. But then she starts algebra and is introduced to those pesky and mysterious variables, which seem to be everywhere in eighth grade. When even your friends and parents can be variables, how in the world do...
Ubuntu on a Dime: The Path to Low-Cost Computing (Path to Low Cost Computing) You know that Ubuntu software costs nothing. Now you want the PC system that costs as little as possible and runs Ubuntu and OS applications without complaints and calls to tech support.
So you spend your hard–earned dollars on the hardware only and have your own optimized Ubuntu PC. This is the book that will show you how to get what you...
Digital Da Vinci: Computers in Music
The Digital Da Vinci book series opens with the interviews of music mogul Quincy Jones, MP3 inventor Karlheinz Brandenburg, Tommy Boy founder Tom Silverman and entertainment attorney Jay L. Cooper. A strong supporter of science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs in schools, The Black Eyed Peas founding member will.i.am...
Ms Ice Sandwich (Japanese Novellas)
"Delightful… Kawakami’s dialogue, fluidly rendered into English by Louise Heal Kawai, captures beautifully and with great humor the eager dynamism of a child’s mind." — World Literature Today
"A subtle and endearing novella with a sweet sense of humor. Kawakami touches on loss,...
The Transvestite Achilles: Gender and Genre in Statius' Achilleid "Heslin's analysis convincingly shows that Statius skillfully employs the literary past to revisit familiar questions and to offer new insights. In the process, Heslin reveals a coherently intriguing and interesting Achilleid." - Charles McNelis, Georgetown University, Classical World
As we follow Achilles'...
The Motorola Xoom: Visual QuickStart Guide
Back in the early 1990s—1993, to be
exact—Apple Computer launched a
handheld computer product known as the
Newton. Interestingly, the Newton was the
first device to be called a personal digital
assistant (PDA), a term that lives on today.
Essentially, it was the first tablet computer.
The one thing that most folks...
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