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              Learning Blender
               

              Learning Blender (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd edition)

              By Villar, Oliver

              • RRP: $67.99
              • $67.99
              • Pub Date
                30 Sep 21

              As with the previous two editions, Learning Blender, 3/e will cover the creation of a full project - an animated character composed in a real live video. The approach will be the following: Part 1: Introduction to Blender. Learning the basics, the interface, controls, interacting... with and editing objects, take a look to the main areas of the Software. Basically understand how it works with simple exercises, so in next chapters there is no need to go back to the basics again (that won't interrupt advanced users who come from other software and don't need to be reminded about the basics). Part 2: This is the central part of the book, and it will go through the whole project. Each chapter will have two parts: a) Introduction: easy exercise to show what's needed for completing the chapter and why it is done that way or the technology behind it. b) Exercise: the complete part of the project that will be done in this chapter. This way, people new to 3D will be able to understand what's going on and why they need to do what they'll do, while experienced people can jump to the exercise itself, as they already probably know the basics from other software.
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              ISBN 9780136411758
              Released NZ 30 Sep 2021
              Publisher Pearson Education (US)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Learning
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              Cocaine, Death Squads, and the War on Terror: U.S. Imperialism and Class Struggle in Colombia
               

              Cocaine, Death Squads, and the War on Terror: U.S. Imperialism and Class Struggle in Colombia (Hardback)

              By Villar, Oliver; Cottle, Drew

              • RRP: $185.50
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              Since the late 1990s, the United States has funneled billions of dollars in aid to Colombia, ostensibly to combat the illicit drug trade and State Department-designated terrorist groups. The result has been a spiral of violence that continues to take lives and destabilize Colombi...an society. This book asks an obvious question: are the official reasons given for the wars on drugs and terror in Colombia plausible, or are there other, deeper factors at work? Scholars Villar and Cottle suggest that the answers lie in a close examination of the cocaine trade, particularly its class dimensions. Their analysis reveals that this trade has fueled extensive economic growth and led to the development of a narco-state under the control of a narco-bourgeoisie which is not interested in eradicating cocaine but in gaining a monopoly over its production. The principal target of this effort is the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), who challenge that monopoly as well as the very existence of the Colombian state. Meanwhile, U.S. business interests likewise gain from the cocaine trade and seek to maintain a dominant, imperialist relationship with their most important client state in Latin America. Suffering the brutal consequences, as always, are the peasants and workers of Colombia. This revelatory book punctures the official propaganda and shows the class war underpinning the politics of the Colombian cocaine trade.
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              ISBN 9781583672525
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2011
              Publisher Monthly Review Press,U.S.
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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              Cocaine, Death Squads, and the War on Terror: U.S. Imperialism and Class Struggle in Colombia
                

              Cocaine, Death Squads, and the War on Terror: U.S. Imperialism and Class Struggle in Colombia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Villar, Oliver; Cottle, Drew

              • RRP: $71.50
              • $39.13
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              • Internationally sourced

              Since the late 1990s, the United States has funneled billions of dollars in aid to Colombia, ostensibly to combat the illicit drug trade and State Department-designated terrorist groups. The result has been a spiral of violence that continues to take lives and destabilize Colombi...an society. This book asks an obvious question: are the official reasons given for the wars on drugs and terror in Colombia plausible, or are there other, deeper factors at work? Scholars Villar and Cottle suggest that the answers lie in a close examination of the cocaine trade, particularly its class dimensions. Their analysis reveals that this trade has fueled extensive economic growth and led to the development of a narco-state under the control of a narco-bourgeoisie which is not interested in eradicating cocaine but in gaining a monopoly over its production. The principal target of this effort is the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), who challenge that monopoly as well as the very existence of the Colombian state. Meanwhile, U.S. business interests likewise gain from the cocaine trade and seek to maintain a dominant, imperialist relationship with their most important client state in Latin America. Suffering the brutal consequences, as always, are the peasants and workers of Colombia. This revelatory book punctures the official propaganda and shows the class war underpinning the politics of the Colombian cocaine trade.
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              ISBN 9781583672518
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2012
              Publisher Monthly Review Press,U.S.
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Availability
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