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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
GPU gems 3 / edited by Hubert Nguyen.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN-13: 978-0-321-51526-1 (hardback : alk. paper)
1. Computer graphics. 2. Real-time programming. I. Nguyen, Hubert.
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