Looking for books

Looking for books

Postby paul424 » 13 May 2017, 11:57

Hello I am interested in buying the following books second hand :


Real-Time Rendering, Third Edition 3rd by Eric Haines
Game Programming Gems Vol4
Game Programming Gems Vol5
Game Programming Gems Vol7
Game Programming Gems Vol8
Fundamentals of Computer Graphics by Peter Shirley

All of them are unavailable here in Poland ....
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Re: Looking for books

Postby Lyberta » 14 May 2017, 08:20

If they are proprietary, feel free to pirate them. I personally think paper books are useless and dangerous to ecology.
Some crazy person on the Internet.
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Re: Looking for books

Postby paul424 » 17 May 2017, 21:05

I prefer paper books because they oblige you to read and work with it. I have the Onyx eink Ereader, but paper books are more handy.
Hmmm also I noticed I remember more when the book is written in my native language -- Polish than English, but the piracy kills
the local market -- less books to printed , it does not pay off to translate them ....
Where should I put my advert at the internet ?
The new book from amazon is no-no , it's like 10x I could give for a used book in Poland .....
I thought site like that would be ideal , but no one responded ....
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Re: Looking for books

Postby farrer » 18 May 2017, 17:31

Did you look at some used books platform? I've bought mime Real-Time Rendering (chameleon 2nd edition, though) lot of years ago on a library seller on Abebooks (and, more recently, got several other non-CS books there too). Overseas shipping usually takes some time (specially on a high bureaucracy country like the one I live) and usually will cost more than the book itself, but with some time and with a good seller (try talking to them before buying), you shouldn't have any problems. Dunno how is the book import policy of Polony, but maybe worth a try. Maybe there's some kind of site like that on Europe that will make your ship costs lower.
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Re: Looking for books

Postby rogerdv » 18 May 2017, 18:53

Lyberta {l Wrote}:If they are proprietary, feel free to pirate them. I personally think paper books are useless and dangerous to ecology.


Authors get paid for writing books. Im a writer myself, and also a reader, so, whenever I can, I support my fellow writers by buying their books. That does not means Im not a convinced supporter of free software and Creative Commons. If we all pirate books for no solid reason (like having zero budget or being constrained by legal issues), in the end nobody will write books. If you dont like paper books, there are digital versions.
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Re: Looking for books

Postby paul424 » 18 May 2017, 20:08

farrer, what is your country BTW ?
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Re: Looking for books

Postby farrer » 18 May 2017, 21:23

paul424 {l Wrote}:farrer, what is your country BTW ?


It's a Banana Republic called Brazil.
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