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Title:
Virtual reality
Author:
Wyborny, Sheila, 1950-
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Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Blackbirch Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the history, present uses, and future of the technology of virtual reality.
Language:
English
Contents:
The evolution of virtual reality -- Today's virtual reality -- Looking toward the future.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 9.4 1.0 70314.
ISBN:
9781567117899
Format :
Book

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The growing sophistication of computer technology has spurred amazing results in computer imaging. Today, the growing science of virtual reality has opened up new worlds to human endeavor. VR has already has already been applied widely in the fields of education, engineering, law enforcement, medicine, and entertainment. As the technology improves, virtually nothing will be off limits.


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Gr 4-8-Each of these flashy titles explores the history, current advancements, and future possibilities of a hot scientific topic. Although the perspective is pro-technology, the authors present brief, objective discussions outlining why there is opposition to research in these areas. Photographs of laboratory and medical settings perfectly match the high-tech nature of the volumes; however, some images in Cloning and Stem Cells may be disturbing to sensitive individuals. The texts are dry; nevertheless, the sensational nature of the subject matter may make these titles popular choices for reports. A list of Web sites leads to additional sources of current materials. Serviceable additions about today's latest developments in science.-Jenna Miller, Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.