By Alan Kramer

On 26 August 1914 the world-famous college library within the Belgian city of Louvain used to be looted and destroyed via German troops. The overseas neighborhood reacted in horror - 'Holocaust at Louvain' proclaimed the day-by-day Mail - and the behaviour of the Germans at Louvain got here to be noticeable because the starting of a special kind of conflict, with out the foundations that had ruled army clash as much as that time - a extra overall struggle, during which enemy civilians and their entire
culture have been now 'legitimate' goals.

Yet the destruction at Louvain was once easily one symbolic second in a much wider wave of cultural destruction and mass killing that swept Europe within the period of the 1st global warfare. utilizing quite a lot of examples and eye-witness debts from throughout Europe at present, award-winning historian Alan Kramer paints an image of a complete continent plunging right into a chilling new global of mass mobilization, overall struggle, and the social gathering of nationalist or ethnic violence - frequently directed expressly at the
enemy's civilian inhabitants.

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By Melinda R. York

York seeks to respond to the query of the level to which conventional ideals approximately gender or gender roles are linked to elevated degrees of sexual attack and/or family violence. She additionally investigates the level to which social capital serves as a protecting issue with recognize to the protection of girls. the superiority of conventional gender attitudes anticipated premiums of violence opposed to ladies, particularly sexual attack and family violence, whereas social capital serves as a mitigating issue. In counties with much less social capital and extra conventional gender attitudes, there have been big raises in sexual and actual attacks inflicted upon ladies by way of males. those findings verify the theoretical literature on patriarchy and socialization into gender roles.

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For years proposals for gun keep watch over and the possession of firearms were one of the such a lot contentious matters in American politics. For public specialists to make moderate judgements on those issues, they have to take into consideration evidence concerning the courting among weapons and violence in addition to conflicting constitutional claims and divided public opinion. In appearing those initiatives, legislators desire enough facts and examine to pass judgement on either the consequences of firearms on violence and the results of other violence keep an eye on policies.

Readers of the learn literature on firearms may possibly occasionally locate themselves not able to differentiate scholarship from advocacy. Given the significance of this factor, there's a urgent want for a transparent and impartial overview of the prevailing portfolio of information and learn. Firearms and Violence makes use of traditional criteria of technological know-how to check 3 significant topics - firearms and violence, the standard of study, and the standard of knowledge to be had. The publication assesses the strengths and boundaries of present databases, studying present learn stories on firearm use and the efforts to lessen unjustified firearm use and indicates ways that they are often improved.

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By Chris Georgenes

You've obtained the cheats, tutorials, and how-tos. What else do you want? move above and past these stop-gaps and step-by-steps with Pushing Pixels, the real-world advisor to constructing dynamic and enjoyable content material from perception to deployment. even if you're animating for a brief, a enjoyable caricature, or a cellular video game, popular Flash professional Chris Georgenes will exhibit you his procedure with quite a few different types of animation initiatives, from begin to end.

Providing in-depth wisdom of the little-known secrets and techniques utilized by the professionals to provide artistic, expert animations, this can be the go-to resource for someone trying to create nice animation.

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By Richard S. Wright, Nicholas Haemel

OpenGL® SuperBible, 5th variation is the definitive programmer’s consultant, educational, and reference for the world’s best 3D API for real-time special effects, OpenGL 3.3. the easiest all-around creation to OpenGL for builders in any respect degrees of expertise, it in actual fact explains either the API and crucial linked programming suggestions. Readers will locate up to date, hands-on suggestions on all features of contemporary OpenGL improvement, together with alterations, texture mapping, shaders, complicated buffers, geometry administration, and lots more and plenty extra. totally revised to mirror ARB’s most recent respectable specification (3.3), this variation additionally incorporates a new start-to-finish instructional on OpenGL for the iPhone, iPod contact, and iPad.

 

Coverage includes

• a pragmatic advent to the necessities of real-time 3D graphics

• center OpenGL 3.3 ideas for rendering, modifications, and texturing

• Writing your individual shaders, with examples to get you started

• Cross-platform OpenGL: home windows (including home windows 7), Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, UNIX, and embedded systems

• OpenGL programming for iPhone, iPod contact, and iPad: step by step information and entire instance programs

• complicated buffer innovations, together with full-definition rendering with floating aspect buffers and textures

• Fragment operations: controlling the tip of the images pipeline

• complex shader utilization and geometry management

• an absolutely up-to-date API reference, now in response to the authentic ARB (Core) OpenGL 3.3 guide pages

• New bonus fabrics and pattern code on a significant other website, www.starstonesoftware.com/OpenGL

 

Part of the OpenGL Technical Library–The respectable wisdom source for OpenGL developers

The OpenGL Technical Library offers instructional and reference books for OpenGL. The Library permits programmers to realize a realistic figuring out of OpenGL and exhibits them the right way to unencumber its complete power. initially built via SGI, the Library maintains to adapt less than the auspices of the OpenGL structure evaluate Board (ARB) guidance team (now a part of the Khronos Group), an consortium accountable for guiding the evolution of OpenGL and similar technologies.

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By Aura Ganz

Now available on the market a mobile phone with built-in multimedia features, integrating QoS is much more vital and well timed in view that improvement and upkeep of these networks is essential to product good fortune! This publication introduces the instant networks practitioners (designers, implementers, and clients) to the artwork of a instant method layout with built-in QoS aid. to make sure clients caliber pride, end-to-end caliber of carrier (QoS) help is required many of the underlining networks mixed of the vast sector community (WAN), the final mile distribution method (WLLs, satellite), and the WLANs. instant networks could be designed with built-in QoS keep watch over techniquesWith the starting to be optical established WANs clients take pleasure in an abundance of bandwidth that ends up in little need for exercise QoS regulate schemes on the WANs as the part instant networks will endure within the foreseeable destiny from restricted risky bandwidth (i.e. - risky QoS). This pattern is additionally saw within the new WLAN and WLL licensed and proposed criteria. those criteria comprise notwithstanding in basic terms the signaling mechanisms for QoS - now not implementation ideas! The QoS recommendations implementations are left to the clothier. And designer's will flip to this booklet for solutions.

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By Marcus Geduld

Demonstrating the most productive and powerful methods of utilizing most well known, this ebook is going a long way past the fundamentals of easily working the software program. Readers boost a operating wisdom of the applying with classes and tutorials that disguise each crucial technique and process, together with uploading, exporting, results, transitions, procedure standards, and interactions with different Adobe functions. The better half CDROM permits the person to view and perform the edit of a whole series, from storyboarding in the course of the ultimate render.

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By Matthew MacDonald

Pro Silverlight 1.1 is the precise reference: you’ll know about the positive aspects that placed Silverlight in direct festival with Adobe Flash and, better of all, you’ll adventure the plumbing of .NET and the layout version of WPF via Silverlight―-all of an identical .NET know-how that builders use to layout next-generation home windows functions. writer Matthew MacDonald offers an expertly crafted educational written from expert developer to specialist developer. You’ll the way to create wealthy media purposes utilizing Silverlight throughout browsers and platforms.

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By Trish Meyer, Chris Meyer

Developing movement snap shots with After results finds specialist recommendations for generating compelling movement portraits. Adobe After results is a software program program used for making movement pictures starting from animating electronic photographs to making film-style identify sequences, subtle lighting tricks, and community trademarks. step by step tutorials show the techniques, strategies, and technical info of the newest model of After results. a brand new lesson has been further to function an creation and travel of this system for brand spanking new clients, and the booklet has been up-to-date to hide the recent gains within the most modern model of After results. The significant other CD contains all fabrics had to whole the educational assignments and tasks, in addition to an ordeal model of the After results software.

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