Mountains

A Panoramic Vision

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Author: Victoria Coules,John Cleare

Publisher: Compendium Books

ISBN: 9781905573400

Category: Landscape photography

Page: 256

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Mountains make up nearly a quarter of the Earth's landmass. Visually spectacular, familiar in shape, high and rugged, they fascinate, delight and challenge us in their majestic diversity. In this book, the world's great ranges and peaks are shown in a series of stunning photographs in all their grandeur and glory, from the magnificent Rockies to the Andes, via the Pacific "Ring of Fire" volcanoes, Europe's beautiful Alps, Africa's desert and equatorial summits, Australia's and NewZealand's very different mountains, to the vastness and soaring, highest-of all Asian ranges of the Himalaya and Karakoram.

Australia

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Author: Claire Welch,Ian Welch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781906347680

Category: Australia

Page: 256

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This huge landscape format book is filled with stunning colour photography of Australia which extends over 18 inch-wide pages and double-page spreads.

Panoramic Vision

Sensors, Theory, and Applications

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Author: Ryad Benosman,Sing B. Kang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475734824

Category: Computers

Page: 449

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This book features representative work in the design of panoramic image capturing systems, the theory involved in the imaging process, and applications that use panoramic images. This book allows the reader to understand the more technical aspects of panoramic vision, such as sensor design and imaging techniques. Researchers and students especially will find this book useful.

Rainforests

A Panoramic Vision

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Author: Patrick Hook

Publisher: Compendium Books

ISBN: 9781905573080

Category: Landscape photography

Page: 256

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The Earth's rainforests are not just tropical jungles filled with exotic animals - they come in three very different kinds: Tropical rainforests of South and Central America, Central Africa and South-East Asia; Temperate rainforests of the USA, Brazil and Chile, Europe, Southern Africa, China, Burma, India, Australia & New Zealand; Cloud forests at high altitudes in Mexico, the Andes, Africa, Sumatra, Borneo & New Guinea. This beautiful book provides a lavish photographic coverage of the natural tree-filled landscape of the rainforest regions and the many different mammals, birds, reptiles and insects that thrive there.

The Railway Journey

The Industrialization of Time and Space in the 19th Century

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Author: Wolfgang Schivelbusch

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520059290

Category: Transportation

Page: 203

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Natural Wonders

A Panoramic Vision

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Author: Jaspal Jandu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780956081803

Category: Photography

Page: 152

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World Cricket Grounds

A Panoramic Vision

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Author: Michael Heatley

Publisher: Compendium Books

ISBN: 9781905573011

Category: Cricket grounds

Page: 192

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This panoramic book celebrates the major Test cricket arenas all around the globe, wherever cricket's great battles are fought. Some of these grounds are over 100 years old - Lord's saw its first match in 1814 - although the spectators of that period would recognise little, if anything, of the area or the ground today. Each of the grounds has unique attributes and charm - and each illustration here provides a distinctive and colourful vantage point.

Narratives of Indian Cinema

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Author: Manju Jain

Publisher: Primus Books

ISBN: 8190891847

Category: Film adaptations

Page: 274

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This collection of essays by subject specialists examines the politics of violence, communalism, and terrorism as negotiated in cinema; the representations of identitarian politics; and the complex ideological underpinnings of literary adaptations.

Advances in Computer Science and Ubiquitous Computing

CSA & CUTE

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Author: Doo-Soon Park,Han-Chieh Chao,Young-Sik Jeong,James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811002819

Category: Computers

Page: 918

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This book presents the combined proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Science and its Applications (CSA-15) and the International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Technologies and Applications (CUTE 2015), both held in Cebu, Philippines, December 15 - 17, 2015. The aim of these two meetings was to promote discussion and interaction among academics, researchers and professionals in the field of computer science covering topics including mobile computing, security and trust management, multimedia systems and devices, networks and communications, databases and data mining, and ubiquitous computing technologies such as ubiquitous communication and networking, ubiquitous software technology, ubiquitous systems and applications, security and privacy. These proceedings reflect the state-of-the-art in the development of computational methods, numerical simulations, error and uncertainty analysis and novel applications of new processing techniques in engineering, science, and other disciplines related to computer science.

Binocular Vision and Stereopsis

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Author: Ian P. Howard,Brian J. Rogers

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195084764

Category: Medical

Page: 736

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This book is a comprehensive survey of binocular vision, with an emphasis on its role in the perception of a three-dimensional world. The central theme is biological vision; machine vision and computational models are discussed where they contribute to an understanding of living systems. Clinical research is reviewed where it offers insight into normal functioning. Key terms are in the text and printed in bold type and cross-referenced in the subject index, which serves as a glossary.

The Vision Revolution

How the Latest Research Overturns Everything We Thought We Knew About Human Vision

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Author: Mark Changizi

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 193525121X

Category: Science

Page: 240

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In The Vision Revolution, Mark Changizi, prominent neuroscientist and vision expert, addresses four areas of human vision and provides explanations for why we have those particular abilities, complete with a number of full-color illustrations to demonstrate his conclusions and to engage the reader. Written for both the casual reader and the science buff hungry for new information, The Vision Revolution is a resource that dispels commonly believed perceptions about sight and offers answers drawn from the field’s most recent research. Changizi focuses on four “why” questions: 1. Why do we see in color? 2. Why do our eyes face forward? 3. Why do we see illusions? 4. Why does reading come so naturally to us? The Vision Revolution explores phenomena such as cyclopses, peeking and many more you hadn’t even thought to wonder about. Changizi shows how deeply involved these evolutionary aspects of our vision are in why we see the way we do—and what the future holds for us. The Vision Revolution is a book that finally gives attention to what before has been largely neglected by other works on human vision—a book that looks at the “why.”

Imaging Beyond the Pinhole Camera

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Author: Kostas Daniilidis,Reinhard Klette

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402048947

Category: Photography

Page: 368

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This book traces progress in photography since the first pinhole, or camera obscura, architecture. The authors describe innovations such as photogrammetry, and omnidirectional vision for robotic navigation. The text shows how new camera architectures create a need to master related projective geometries for calibration, binocular stereo, static or dynamic scene understanding. Written by leading researchers in the field, this book also explores applications of alternative camera architectures.

Convergent Strabismus

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Author: L.E. Evens

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400980248

Category: Medical

Page: 380

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When the Board of Directors of the Belgian Ophthalmological Soci ety, in its session of November 26th 1978, asked me to prepare a report on strabismus to be presented at the joint meeting of the Dutch and Belgian Ophthalmological Societies to be held on June 13th 1981, I felt greatly honored but still more overwhelmed by the immensity of the task. I took advantage of the complete liberty given to me by the Board of Directors, first to limit the work to one particular form of strabismus, i.e. the convergent comitant form; second, to seek the help of what I thought to be the best strabologists in the Low Countries; third, to aim not at an encyclopedic treatise but at a practical volume destined to the general ophthalmologist. This volume is thus limited to the various aspects of convergent strabismus, more accurately of comitant convergent strabismus. The omission of the word" comitant" is purposely made to avoid the dif fic'ulties accompanying the explanation of this term and all the acroba tics needed to explain that most comitant strabismus are not complete ly comitant. The choice of this particular form of strabismus seems logical. First of all, it is the most common form of strabismus. On the other hand, most principles concerning examination and treatment can with some modifications be applied to other forms of strabismus.

The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa: Volume Six

Glimpses of Space; Orderly Chaos; Secret Beyond Thought; The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Commentary; Transcending Madness; Selected Writings

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Author: Chogyam Trungpa

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834821552

Category: Religion

Page: 640

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The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in eight volumes the writings of one of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teachers to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism—the impressive range of Trungpa's vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series. Volume Six contains advanced teachings on the nature of mind and tantric experiences. Chögyam Trungpa's commentary on the Tibetan Book of the Dead explains what this classic text teaches about human psychology. Transcending Madness presents a unique view of the Tibetan concept of bardo. Orderly Chaos explains the inner meaning of the mandala. Secret Beyond Thought presents teachings on the five chakras and the four karmas. Glimpses of Space consists of two seminars: "The Feminine Principle" and "Evam." In the article "Femininity," the author presents a playful look at the role of feminine energy in Buddhist teachings. "The Bardo," based on teachings given in England in the 1960s, has not been available in published form for many years.

Recent Progress in Robotics: Viable Robotic Service to Human

An Edition of the Selected Papers from the 13th International Conference on Advanced Robotics

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Author: Sukhan Lee

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540767282

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 410

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th This volume is an edition of the papers selected from the 13 International Conference on Advanced Robotics, ICAR 2007, held in Jeju, Korea, August 22-25, 2007, with the theme: “Viable Robotics Service to Human. ” It is intended to deliver readers the most recent technical progress in robotics, in particular, toward the advancement of robotic service to human. To ensure its quality, this volume took only 28 papers out of the 214 papers accepted for publication for ICAR 2007. The selection was based mainly on the technical merit, but also took into consideration whether the subject represents a theme of current interest. For the final inclusion, authors of the selected papers were requested for another round of revision and expansion. In this volume, we organize the 28 contributions into three chapters. Chapter 1 covers Novel Mechanisms, Chapter 2 deals with perception guided navigation and manipulation, and Chapter 3 addresses human-robot interaction and intelligence. Chapters 1, 2 and 3 consist of 7, 13 and 8 contributions, respectively. For the sake of clarity, Chapter 2 is divided further into two parts with Part 1 for Perception Guided Navigation and Part 2 for Perception Guided Manipulation. Chapter 3 is also divided into two parts with Part 1 for Human- Robot Interaction and Part 2 for Intelligence. For the convenience of readers, a ch- ter summary is introduced as an overview in the beginning of each chapter. The chapter summaries were prepared by Dr. Munsang Kim for Chapter 1, Prof.