Hardcover: 166 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2001 edition (March 23, 2001)
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
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The book is well written with a wide and broad view of this area. The book has a practical and a theoretical part. Inthe theoretical part it provides an overview of the methods and principles behind virtual worlds clearly presented with illustrations. The practical part introduces the Virutal Reality Modeling Language and gives examples of how to built virtual worlds using VRML and Java.
Though, it is a book published in 2001, right in the vortex of virtual worls, in other words, a quite long time ago. However excelent and clear as an historical perspective.
This book contains a lot about the history of VRML, but is pretty short on the actual subject of distriubuted virtual environments (and that is the title-so you would assume a little more information). The examples are kind of useful, but some don't work and in general you can find much better stuff on the web.This book is really only useful if you are desperate for a short introduction and not looking for any detail.
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