Virtual Reality: Experiencing Illusion

Virtual Reality: Experiencing Illusion

by Christopher W. Baker

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-These two titles focus on how technological advances are changing the way we view the world around us. Scientific Visualization discusses the different tools that have been developed to see things that are too small, too big, too far away, or hidden beneath the surface. These include MRI, CT, and PET scans as well as electron microscopes and computer software that lets scientists speed up or slow down events under study to a rate that humans can perceive and observe. Examples are given for uses in medicine, astronomy, geology, and weather forecasting. Virtual Reality gives an overview of how it works, the equipment and technology needed to make it viable, and practical applications in the fields of medicine, architecture, and military training. There is not enough information for reports, but the bright pictures may attract browsers and whet their appetites to find out more elsewhere.-Yapha Nussbaum Mason, Brentwood Lower School, Los Angeles Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
New Century Technology Series
Product dimensions:
10.21(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

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