"The WebDeveloper.com Guide to 3D Avatar Tools" (ISBN 0-471-24216-0) is really the best book on Avatar design there is. Find it at this page on Amazon.com.
The original book about Avatars, a starter kid for new and experienced citizens. CD-ROM contains many ready to run worlds. See the book homepage and you can order the book directly on this page on Amazon.com.
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A fabulous new book about
cyberspace and how we perceive it and ourselves there. Find more about
it at this
page. This book discusses the many ways to design spaces that
exist in electronic form (i.e. computer games like SimCity or in CAD
systems). Virtual reality and the Internet are leading us to a future
of more sophisticated 3D interfaces. Examples from top designers in
the field illustrate how architects, designers, planners, and programmers
can create cyberreal electronic spaces.
The original book on the art and science of creating and managing virtual communities with avatars, and MUD bases. A virtual community is an online space where people interact in a social sense. Using easy-to-understand directions and practical examples, Webmasters will learn how to successfully create these communities on their sites, and master expert tips and tricks that will bring people back to their site again and again. - Easy, step-by-step instructions for the most popular solutions in text, 2D, and 3D. You can order the book directly on this page on Amazon.com.