Subtitle A Reference Handbook
Publisher ABC-CLIO
EAN/ISBN 978-1598845853
Release Date 2012-01-06
Author(s) James D. Ivory
Summary This book is the source for information on virtual worlds, covering every aspect of this intriguing and fast-changing social practice and the technologies upon which it rests. Contents include: • A detailed chronology detailing inspirations, precursors, developments, and controversies related to virtual worlds • Tables of data about users of virtual worlds • An annotated list of private, nonprofit, and government organizations pertinent to virtual worlds • Biographical sketches of authors, developers, researchers, policymakers, and notable virtual world users • A glossary of scores of relevant terms related to virtual worlds' function and use • A bibliography of additional resources readers can consult to learn even more about virtual worlds