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The Master and Margarita (Oneworld Classics)
The Master and Margarita (Oneworld Classics)
Price: £2.38

4.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful classic, but poor translation., 2 April 2014
I found the language somewhat tedious. For a better read, I definitely recommend the Vintage Classics edition, also available on Kindle.


The Private Pilots License Course: v. 3: Navigation & Meteorology
The Private Pilots License Course: v. 3: Navigation & Meteorology
by Jeremy M. Pratt
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.55

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Get the Oxford PPL book instead, 12 Jan 2013
Prior to Oxford PPL books I tried both the Thom and Pratt books which I found to be very tedious and hard going. I was very pleasantly surprised by the Oxford PPL books. In my opinion they are much better textbooks.

Compared to Thom and Pratt I found that in the Oxford books:

* Concepts are explained well using suitable amounts of material. Explanations are not overly summarised or rushed and they are well paced. The text is well-written and the diagrams are clear.
* Presentation is well structured. Information that is presented later builds upon and reinforces information that was presented earlier.

The Oxford books have more material than Pratt or Thom but I actually found them to be much easier and interesting reading than either of the other two.

Here is a link to the Oxford PPL Meteorology text: Meteorology for PPL and Beyond: Meteorology v. 4: Weather Theory, Met Reports, Met Forecasts (Skills for Flight)


The Air Pilot's Manual Volume 2: Aviation Law and Meteorology
The Air Pilot's Manual Volume 2: Aviation Law and Meteorology
by Trevor Thom
Edition: Paperback

1.0 out of 5 stars Get the Oxford Aviation book instead, 12 Jan 2013
Prior to Oxford PPL books I tried both the Thom and Pratt books which I found to be very tedious and hard going. I was very pleasantly surprised by the Oxford PPL books. In my opinion they are much better textbooks.

Compared to Thom and Pratt I found that in the Oxford books:

* Concepts are explained well using suitable amounts of material. Explanations are not overly summarised or rushed and they are well paced. The text is well-written and the diagrams are clear.
* Presentation is well structured. Information that is presented later builds upon and reinforces information that was presented earlier.

The Oxford books have more material than Pratt or Thom but I actually found them to be much easier and interesting reading than either of the other two.

Here is a link to the Oxford PPL Meteorology text: Meteorology for PPL and Beyond: Meteorology v. 4: Weather Theory, Met Reports, Met Forecasts (Skills for Flight)


Meteorology for PPL and Beyond: Meteorology v. 4: Weather Theory, Met Reports, Met Forecasts (Skills for Flight)
Meteorology for PPL and Beyond: Meteorology v. 4: Weather Theory, Met Reports, Met Forecasts (Skills for Flight)

4.0 out of 5 stars Better than Thom and Pratt, 12 Jan 2013
Prior to Oxford PPL books I tried both the Thom and Pratt books which I found to be very tedious and hard going. I was very pleasantly surprised by the Oxford PPL books. In my opinion they are much better textbooks.

Compared to Thom and Pratt I found that in the Oxford books:

* Concepts are explained well using suitable amounts of material. Explanations are not overly summarised or rushed and they are well paced. The text is well-written and the diagrams are clear.
* Presentation is well structured. Information that is presented later builds upon and reinforces information that was presented earlier.

The Oxford books have more material than Pratt or Thom but I actually found them to be much easier and interesting reading than either of the other two.


Fate is the Hunter
Fate is the Hunter
by Ernest K. Gann
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully written book about flying, 17 Oct 2012
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Ernest K Gann writes masterfully about the early days of civil aviation, drawing the reader into the cockpit for a an amazing flight.


The Day of the Dead Moon  (The Story of the Anglo-Zulu War 1879)
The Day of the Dead Moon (The Story of the Anglo-Zulu War 1879)
by David Rattray
Edition: Audio CD

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An engrossing tale - superbly read by David Rattray, 16 Oct 2012
David Rattray does a wonderful job of reading this most amazing story. He really makes the characters and events come alive.


Dynamic Simulations of Multibody Systems
Dynamic Simulations of Multibody Systems
by Murilo G. Coutinho
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £89.38

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good book for Physics programmers, 14 Sep 2009
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Great book to have if you are writing a realtime physics engine! Covers pretty much every topic you might need - particle and rigid body dynamics, hierarchical representation of collision primitives, intersection testing, contact generation, collision response, and even articulated rigid body systems. As a beginner, trawling through the work of Mirtich, Baraff, Featherstone et al and struggling to understand LCP etc can be daunting - this book does a great job of bringing a lot of that information together in one place.

Much more useful than Eberley's famous book on Game Physics.

Much more comprehensive and rigorous than "Game Physics Engine Development" by Millington

Lastly - no idea what motorherp is on about...


Real-Time Rendering, Third Edition
Real-Time Rendering, Third Edition
by Tomas Akenine-Moller
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £59.84

4.0 out of 5 stars Definitive reference, 24 Nov 2008
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This book provides a state of the art survey of essential techniques used in the current crop of cutting edge games. Must have for any graphics programmer.


Game Physics Engine Development (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive 3D Technology)
Game Physics Engine Development (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive 3D Technology)
by Ian Millington
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A really good introductory book, 10 Nov 2008
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This book does a great job of covering all the basics required for a physics engine. With the exception of quaternions all other material is high school level Maths and Mechanics so it's quite easy to follow. It covers both particle and rigid body dynamics. It contains a very accessible introduction to collision detection and resolution. It presents algorithms and considers their stability and optimisation aspects. It's concise but provides a good base for further exploration.

The text does contain a lot of code though, which in my opinion is a distraction and should have been entirely omitted. This would reduce the size of the book, increase it's information density, and make it even better. Where absolutely required algorithms could be presented using pseudocode.


Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering (3rd edition): A Comprehensive Guide
Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering (3rd edition): A Comprehensive Guide
by K. F. Riley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £31.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written, marvellously comprehensive..., 4 Nov 2008
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I am a games developer and I was looking for a good textbook that I could turn to for the math involved in advanced rendering and physics. I am very pleased to have bought the third edition of this excellent work. For me this book is an absolute winner. It covers a huge range of topics, from quadratic equations to spherical harmonics, differential equations and quantum operators; yet the treatment does not feel hurried and terse like it does in some other books that cover such a scope (Kreyszig for example). It's written in a clear and engaging style and the print is not small - presumably profquantum is refrerring to an earlier edition in his/her review.
Run, don't walk, to buy this book


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