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32/64-Bit 80x86 Assembly Language Architecture

The increasing complexity of programming environments provides a number of opportunities for assembly language programmers. 32/64-Bit 80x86 Assembly Language Architecture attempts to break through that complexity by providing a step-by-step understanding of programming Intel and AMD 80x86 processors in assembly language. This book explains 32-bit and 64-bit 80x86 assembly language programming inclusive of the SIMD (single instruction multiple data) instruction supersets that bring the 80x86 processor into the realm of the supercomputer, gives insight into the FPU (floating-point unit) chip in every Pentium processor, and offers strategies for optimizing code.
Published by Jones & Bartlett Publishers on 10/25/2010
Book details: 545 pages.

Learn Vertex and Pixel Shader Programming with DirectX 9

This book covers all the fundamentals of programming vectors using SIMD methodology in conjunction with the Direct3D 9 application interfaces.
Published by Wordware Publishing, Inc. on 01/01/2004
Book details: 285 pages.

Óna Crainn

Fionna, a quiet young teen and a handful of her friends take advantage of an unusual break in the winter weather and embark on a backpacking trip into the ancient redwoods. Everything is perfect until an unexpected storm rears its ugly head. Tragedy strikes and one of their numbers goes missing, leaving the others desperate for answers. Fionna is found by park rangers' days later in the heart of the ancient forest, a mysterious portion of the park that others have never seen. A place where the trees are massive and ferns grow larger than expected. A place where voices an Celtic music echoes in the breeze. When the recovering teen awakens from her mysterious coma, she is surprised by her dreams of ancient fairies and the fulfillment of her strange family legacy. To accomplish this Fionna needs to convince the rangers that fairies exist, and get them to put aside their differences and help. The quest becomes easier said than done when miracles happen, strangeness becomes the norm and a relentless reporter tries to blow the lid off the impossible. Do fairies exist? Can ancient trees ultimately save man kind? Its always better not to find out the hard way.
Published by iUniverse on 02/17/2012
Book details: 368 pages.

Introduction to 3D Game Programming with DirectX 10

Introduction to 3D Game Programming with DirectX 10 provides an introduction to programming interactive computer graphics, with an emphasis on game development, using DirectX 10. The book is divided into three main parts. Part I explores basic mathematical tools, Part II shows how to implement fundamental tasks in Direct3D, and Part III demonstrates a variety of techniques and special effects. With this book understand how vectors, matrices, and transfomations are used in the creation of computer games; discover how to implement lighting, texture mapping, blending, and stenciling to increase the realism of your scenes; explore techniques for creating special effects, including terrain rendering, shadow mapping, particle systems, and reflections; learn about new Direct3D 10 features such as geometry shaders, the stream out pipeline stage, texture arrays, and primitive IDs; test your knowledge and programming skills with the end-of-chapter exercises.
Author: Frank Luna
Published by Jones & Bartlett Publishers on 07/19/2019
Book details: 502 pages.

Donald Shebib's Goin' Down the Road

Pevere provides behind-the-scenes history and explores how the movie s meaning and interpretation have changed over time."
Author: Geoff Pevere
Published by University of Toronto Press on 07/19/2019
Book details: 137 pages.

The Michigan Murders

Edgar Award Finalist: The terrifying true story of savage murders, a terrorized midwestern town, and the serial killer who could have lived next door In 1967, during the time of peace, free love, and hitchhiking, nineteen-year-old Mary Terese Fleszar was last seen alive walking home to her apartment in Ypsilanti, Michigan. One month later, her naked body—stabbed over thirty times and missing both feet and a forearm—was discovered, partially buried, on an abandoned farm. A year later, the body of twenty-year-old Joan Schell was found, similarly violated. Southeastern Michigan was terrorized by something it had never experienced before: a serial killer. Over the next two years, five more bodies were uncovered around Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, Michigan. All the victims were tortured and mutilated. All were female students. After multiple failed investigations, a chance sighting finally led to a suspect. On the surface, John Norman Collins was an all-American boy—a fraternity member studying elementary education at Eastern Michigan University. But Collins wasn’t all that he seemed. His female friends described him as aggressive and short tempered. And in August 1970, Collins, the “Ypsilanti Ripper,” was arrested, found guilty, and sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole. Written by the coauthor of The French Connection, The Michigan Murders delivers a harrowing depiction of the savage murders that tormented a small midwestern town.
Author: Edward Keyes
Published by Open Road Media on 04/19/2016
Book details: 360 pages.

The Bigfoot Mystery

Could Bigfoot exist in the wilds of Northwestern California, or are they just the essence of Folklore and Mythical Legends? What would you do if?… While on a late afternoon hike, along a meandering trail through a cool, misty, ancient redwood forest, you stumble upon an unsuspecting creature. While closely watching the creature, at the bottom of the canyon, you quickly discover that there is something incredibly wrong, that the creature looked too human-like. Within minutes, your tranquil scene quickly turns into one of terror. In your attempt to escape, the confusing scene, the creature detects you and your mystery begins. You begin a journey to answer many confusing questions about your incredible, bone chilling mysterious encounter in the redwoods. Find out how two teens worked through their unbelievable encounter and discovered more than they ever dreamed they would.
Published by iUniverse on 10/01/2000
Book details: 264 pages.

Goju Quest

Martial arts was one thing that Shawn, a 15-year-old boy from a small California town was good at and he knew it. But, it was his misguided anger from his parent's separation that got him into trouble. When Shawn's Sensei found out that he had been starting fights, he rallied to set Shawn straight giving him two choices, to either quit the arts that he loved so much or to take him and his friend on a quest into the wilderness. It takes a fight with persistent bullies to encourage Shawn to choose a quest into the heart of the wilderness, a place he has never been before. The deeper they traveled into the shadows of the ancient forest the greater the mystery became. With the help of a spirit guide, he pushes himself beyond his wildest dreams. The solitude only seems to make his imagination come alive as he challenged his mind, body and spirit. Despite all he has learned, felt and seen, he finds that his hardest challenge was yet to come.
Published by iUniverse on 01/01/2005
Book details: 268 pages.

The Red Parts

Late in 2004, Maggie Nelson was looking forward to the publication of her book Jane: A Murder, a narrative in verse about the life and death of her aunt, who had been murdered thirty-five years before. The case remained unsolved, but Jane was assumed to have been the victim of an infamous serial killer in Michigan in 1969. Then, one November afternoon, Nelson received a call from her mother, who announced that the case had been reopened; a new suspect would be arrested and tried on the basis of a DNA match. Over the months that followed, Nelson found herself attending the trial with her mother and reflecting anew on the aura of dread and fear that hung over her family and childhood--an aura that derived not only from the terrible facts of her aunt's murder but also from her own complicated journey through sisterhood, daughterhood, and girlhood. The Red Parts is a memoir, an account of a trial, and a provocative essay that interrogates the American obsession with violence and missing white women, and that scrupulously explores the nature of grief, justice, and empathy.
Published by Macmillan on 04/05/2016
Book details: 224 pages.

And the Sea Will Tell

"Grips you by the throat from beginning to end."—Cleveland Plain Dealer ALONE WITH HER NEW HUSBAND on a tiny Pacific atoll, a young woman, combing the beach, finds an odd aluminum container washed up out of the lagoon, and beside it on the sand something glitters: a gold tooth in a scorched human skull. The investigation that follows uncovers an extraordinarily complex and puzzling true-crime story. Only Vincent Bugliosi, who recounted his successful prosecution of mass murderer Charles Manson in the bestseller Helter Skelter, was able to draw together the hundreds of conflicting details of the mystery and reconstruct what really happened when four people found hell in a tropical paradise. And the Sea Will Tell reconstructs the events and subsequent trial of a riveting true murder mystery, and probes into the dark heart of a serpentine scenario of death.
Published by W. W. Norton & Company on 02/07/2011
Book details: 576 pages.
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