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By popular demand, "The Beast" is back. In response to customer feedback and general confusion, "The Stormrider Surf Guide Europe" is back in one huge, mind-blowing book. Much like a traditional bible, it seems surfers want both testaments in one place, so "The Continent and Atlantic Islands" books have been combined into 400 pages of pure surf stoke. This book is thick enough to stop a shotgun blast at point blank range, so it's R.I.P. for the box set as this is the 4th coming of "The Stormrider Surf Guide Europe"."The Stormrider Guide Europe" (978-0-9539840-7-7) includes - Iceland & Scandinavia, Ireland, Wales, England, Scotland, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Morocco, Canary Islands, Madeira and Azores.Fully revised and detailed information covering "The Surf", "Ocean Environment" and "Surf Culture" on a country by country basis. The "Surf" outlines where to go and when to go and demystifies the entire European coastline. "Ocean Environment" deals with pollution, erosion, access and hazards, while "Surf Culture" illuminates the surf scene including history, surf media, contests and localism. The indispensable travelling information is concise plus there's links to all the latest oceanographic and swell forecasting resources.The entire coastline is accurately mapped in detail, showing where to find the main surfing breaks. Each surf break report outlines how and where the waves break, quality, consistency and the general vibe. The unique Stormrider symbols reveal optimum wind, tide, swell size and direction, as well as wave type and bottom contour. Crowds, hazards, dangerous sea-life, pollution, access and environmental problems are also noted.A picture tells a thousand words so there are hundreds of the best photos of European surf ever compiled. Stunning images in crisp colour from the cream of the world's surf photographers and that extra dimension that makes "The Stormrider Guide Europe" the most detailed surf guide money can buy.
"The Stormrider Surf Guide Central America and the Caribbean" takes a journey through the wave-rich deserts, jungles and tropical islands sandwiched between North and South America. This region hosts some of the most fun and funky surf spots around, breaking in bath-warm water, immersed in a kaleidoscope of cultures and backdrops. Beautifully presented maps, photos and up-to-date, reliable surf information make this "Stormrider Surf Guide" a must have item for any trip to Central America and the Caribbean. This guide includes detailed descriptions of the waves in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, The Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, British Virgin Islands, St Martin & St Barts, Barbuda & Antigua, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago. Surf forecasting information includes monthly swell and weather data, helping you decide on when to go, plus crucial travelling information from flights and accommodation to sightseeing and hazards. Integrated text, symbols and maps contain crucial, otherwise unavailable information. Over 100,000 surfers have bought "The World Stormrider Guide Volumes 1, 2 and 3" making them the best-selling surf guide series. This new book complements the "World Stormrider Guide" series and "The Stormrider Guide Europe", both proven best-sellers and it adds to a growing collectable set of 'Bibles' for the worldwide surfing community.
The Stormrider Surf Guide Indonesia & the Indian Ocean lifts
the lid on what many believe are the best waves in the world.
Cruise the exotic, swell-soaked shores of the Mentawais, Bali, Sri
Lanka and the Maldives, then take a voyage of discovery around the
isolated islands of the warm Indian Ocean. Stunning photos bring
the waves to life and the crucial stats on swell, wind, tide and
weather are just some of the reasons this indispensable surf guide
should be top of the packing list.
The Stormrider Surf Guide Tropical Islands travels through the trade winds belt on the ultimate island-hopping journey to explore and compare the world's best warm-water surf zones. Many of the planet's finest surf breaks are found between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn - from the powerful, mountainous waves of Hawaii and Tahiti, through the exotic Caribbean to the pristine perfection of the Maldives and Mentawais. Coral encrusted atolls, dazzling white sands and gently swaying coconut palms fringe the backdrop for many of these islands found in the shimmering, equatorial waters of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Superb photos and illuminating text combine to make this Stormrider Guide indispensable for anyone searching for their next tropical paradise surfari. This completely new addition to the famous Stormrider library covers all the world's best tropical islands across the 3 great Oceans. The Stormrider Surf Guide Tropical Islands enhances the proven formula of trusted, dependable surf spot descriptions, coupled with more than 300 beautiful, informative photos. It is the only dedicated tropical islands surf guide. Proven high quality design includes integrated text, symbols and detailed maps containing crucial, otherwise unavailable information.
The world-famous "Stormrider Surf Guides" have been traveling the globe for decades, shining a light on the paths less traveled. Intrepid surfers have often gone the extra mile to arrive at their destination and now they have the perfect product to plan those trips and record their exploits both in and out of the water. "The Stormrider Surf Journal" is set to become the ultimate traveling companion for both epic adventures to far off shores or the weekend warrior to a nearby beach. At once atlas, planner, and journal, mapping 300 of the best surfing zones on the planet (and when to visit), "The Stormrider Surf Journal" will serve as a personal history of one's surf life and become a treasured possession, both on the road and at home.
If you're new to C++ but understand some basic programming, then Learn C++ for Game Development lays the foundation for the C++ language and API that you'll need to build game apps and applications. Learn C++ for Game Development will show you how to: Master C++ features such as variables, pointers, flow controls, functions, I/O, classes, exceptions, templates, and the Standard Template Library (STL) Use design patterns to simplify your coding and make more powerful games Manage memory efficiently to get the most out of your creativity Load and save games using file I/O, so that your users are never disappointed Most of today's popular console and PC game platforms use C++ in their SDKs. Even the Android NDK and now the iOS SDK allow for C++; so C++ is growing in use for today's mobile game apps. Game apps using C++ become much more robust, better looking, more dynamic, and better performing. After reading this book, you'll have the skills to become a successful and profitable game app or applications developer in today's increasingly competitive indie game marketplace. The next stage is to take the foundation from this book and explore SDKs such as Android/Ouya, PlayStation, Wii, Nintendo DS, DirectX, Unity3D, and GameMaker Studio to make your career really take off.
Finally, France has a "Stormrider Surf Guide" that covers all the incredible waves along this vast coastline. From the chilly Channel to the mild Mediterranean, there's something for everyone, helpfully written in both French and English. Beautifully illustrated by the best photographs available and crammed full of new information, this is the one and only guide to Europe's favourite surfing playground. France is the epicentre of the European surf experience and "The Stormrider Surf Guide France" takes you on an amazing tour of the entire coastline. From Calais to Corsica, the best reefs, points and beaches are all painstakingly described and large, vivid photographs bring the waves to life. The French surf culture and joie de vivre is perfectly captured in this detailed, one-of-a-kind guide. Introduction pages include travel information; oceanography; environment; surf culture. The SURF ZONES section includes stormrider symbols; spot info; accurate maps; surf business locators. And HOTSPOTS provides expanded break descriptions; multiple photos; pluses and minuses.
Choosing the right travelling companion for that trip of a lifetime is a tough task, yet Stormrider Surf Stories makes life easy by offering something for everyone who is on a journey of enlightenment through Indonesia. This compendium of short stories brings together some of the finest tales of discovery, adventure and hardship from every corner of this surf-blessed archipelago. Join the pioneers and share their experiences as they hack their way through the jungles of Nias, the Mentawai Islands, G-Land, Sumbawa and Sumba, searching for the perfect wave around the next headland. Feel the terror as survivors recount their flirtation with disasters as big as the Boxing Day tsunami and Bali bombings or as small and personal as getting lost or falling overboard. Learn what it was really like in the early '70s on the sleepy island of Bali or jump in a sampan for a magical mystery tour of the far-flung Mentawai islands, decades before the modern, luxury, charter boats appeared. Shipwrecks, tsunamis, volcanoes, bombs, beatings, malaria and death are all cheated by an intrepid cast of trailblazers and chancers, but it's not all danger and mayhem as there are also some heart-warming narratives of love, joy and face-creasing comedy. This compendium of Stormrider Surf Stories will delight both the road-weary Indo traveller and the inquisitive intern, looking for a good ol' yarn to read during the next flat spell.
C++ is the language behind most of today's computer games. This 96-page C++ Game Development Primer takes you through the accelerated process of writing games for otherwise experienced C++ programmers. After reading this book, you'll have the fundamental know-how to become a successful and profitable game applications developer in today's increasingly competitive indie game marketplace. For those looking for a quick introduction to C++ game development and who have good skills in C++, this will get you off to a fast start. C++ Game Development Primer is based on Learn C++ for Game Development by the same author, giving you the essentials to get started in game programming without the unnecessary introduction to C++.
Beginning Android C++ Game Development introduces general and Android game developers like you to Android's powerful Native Development Kit (NDK). The Android NDK platform allows you to build the most sophisticated, complex and best performing game apps that leverage C++. In short, you learn to build professional looking and performing game apps like the book's case study, Droid Runner. In this book, you'll learn all the major aspects of game design and programming using the Android NDK and be ready to submit your first professional video game app to Google Play and Amazon Appstore for today's Android smartphones and tablet users to download and play. The techniques contained in this book have been learned by the author, Bruce Sutherland, over a seven-year career which has involved programming on several AAA titles. Versions of these techniques have been used towards shipping game titles on hardware sold by all of the major console manufacturers: Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo.What you'll learn * How to build your first real-world quality game app for Android smartphones and tablets using the power of the Android C++ APIs as found in the NDK * How to do professional level, quality game design, starting the Droid Runner case study that's used throughout this book to illustrate the key concepts * How to build a game engine * How to write a renderer * How to build the Droid Runner game app with entities, game levels and collisions * How to insert perspectives using cameras and more *How to create or integrate audio into your game app * How to submit to the Android app stores like Google Play and Amazon Appstore Who this book is for This book is for game developers looking to get into Android development for the first time, as well as Android game developers who have never used the Native Development Kit (NDK).
C++ Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach is a handy code cookbook reference guide that cover the latest C++ 14 as well as some of the code templates available in the latest Standard Template Library (STL). In this handy reference, you'll find numbers, strings, dates, times, classes, exceptions, streams, flows, pointers and more. Also, you'll see various code samples, templates for C++ algorithms, parallel processing, multithreading and numerical processes. These have many applications including game development, big data analytics, financial engineering and analysis, enterprise applications and more. A wealth of STL templates on function objects, adapters, allocators, and extensions are also available. This is a "must have", contemporary reference for your technical library.
Discover the newest major features of C++20, including modules, concepts, spaceship operators, and smart pointers. This book is a handy code cookbook reference guide that covers the C++ core language standard as well as some of the code templates available in standard template library (STL). In C++20 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach, you'll find numbers, strings, dates, times, classes, exceptions, streams, flows, pointers, and more. Also, you'll see various code samples, templates for C++ algorithms, parallel processing, multithreading, and numerical processes. It also includes 3D graphics programming code. A wealth of STL templates on function objects, adapters, allocators, and extensions are also available. This is a must-have, contemporary reference for your technical library to help with just about any project that involves the C++ programming language. What You Will Learn See what's new in C++20 Write modules Work with text, numbers, and classes Use the containers and algorithms available in the standard library Work with templates, memory, concurrency, networking, scripting, and more Code for 3D graphics Who This Book Is For Programmers with at least some prior experience with C++.
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