The Colour Image Processing Handbook

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Author: Stephen J. Sangwine

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412806209

Category: Computers

Page: 440

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The Colour Image Processing Handbook is the first text to provide a comprehensive survey of the techniques and methods associated with the evolving field of colour image processing. Both the standard techniques and those more recently developed are included and the book brings together the expertise of a number of international academics and researchers in the field. It is the only single text to collect together such research and information.

The Colour, Light and Contrast Manual

Designing and Managing Inclusive Built Environments

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Author: Keith Bright,Geoffrey Cook

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444319835

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Endorsed by the Society of Light and Lighting, this practical bookoffers comprehensive guidance on how colour, light and contrast canbe incorporated within buildings to enhance their usability. Thebook provides state-of-the-art, clear guidance as well as avaluable information source for busy professionals involved in thedesign or management of new and existing environments. The ways colour, light and contrast are used within builtenvironments are critical in determining how people interact withthe space, and how confident, safe, and secure they will feel whendoing so. They also have a major influence on a person’ssense of well-being and their ability to use the environmentindependently and without undue effort. Understanding how to use colour and contrast and how they areinfluenced by both natural and artificial lighting is vital for allthose involved in the design and management of the environments andspaces we all use. In recent years there has been a considerable amount of workundertaken to further our understanding of how colour, light andcontrast affect emotion and sensory abilities, and how they canassist or hinder people in their everyday lives. Other publications consider these issues individually but TheColour, Light and Contrast Manual: designing and managing inclusivebuilt environments draws knowledge and information together toproduce a unique, comprehensive and informative guide to how thethree elements can work together to improve the design andmanagement of environments for us all. Supporting website at: www.wiley.com/go/brightandcook

The Colour

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Author: Rose Tremain

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446450430

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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From the author of The Gustav Sonata Joseph and Harriet Blackstone emigrate from Norfolk to New Zealand in search of new beginnings and prosperity. But the harsh land near Christchurch threatens to destroy them almost before they begin. When Joseph finds gold in the creek he is seized by a rapturous obsession with the voluptuous riches awaiting him deep in the earth. Abandoning his farm and family, he sets off alone for the new gold-fields over the Southern Alps, a moral wilderness where many others, under the seductive dreams of 'the colour', are violently rushing to their destinies. By turns both moving and terrifying, The Colour is about a quest for the impossible, an attempt to mine the complexities of love and explore the sacrifices to be made in the pursuit of happiness. Over a million Rose Tremain books sold ‘A writer of exceptional talent ... Tremain is a writer who understands every emotion’ Independent I ‘There are few writers out there with the dexterity or emotional intelligence to rival that of the great Rose Tremain’ Irish Times ‘Tremain has the painterly genius of an Old Master, and she uses it to stunning effect’ The Times ‘Rose Tremain is one of the very finest British novelists’ Salman Rushdie ‘Tremain is a writer of exemplary vision and particularity. The fictional world is rendered with extraordinary vividness’ Marcel Theroux, Guardian

The colour blue in historic shipbuilding

from antiquity to modern times

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Author: Joachim Müllerschön

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3749419884

Category: History

Page: 200

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The use of the colour blue in historical shipbuilding raises many questions. Which pigments and colours were available and how were they used? What was used in shipbuilding? Join us on a fascinating journey back over 5,500 years from the discovery of the first blue pigments to modern times. A wealth of sources and pictorial materials round off the well-researched text. Be surprised by the long history of the colour blue and its rôle in shipbuilding.

The Colour Code

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Author: Klara Goldy

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291804269

Category: House & Home

Page: 152

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The Colour Divine

(Penguin Petit)

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Author: Devdutt Pattanaik

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9385990551

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 10

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The Indian tradition of colour has two branches–the vairagya (the ascetic) which keeps things simple, and the grihastha (the householder) which features a riot of colours to rival the rainbow. Colours signify well-being, prosperity and good luck. Perhaps that’s why Indian gods are steeped in a tradition of colour symbolism. Why is Krishna as blue as the sky, and Shiva the grey of ashes? Why do Laxmi and Durga wear bold red saris while Saraswati wears white? Why is black considered inauspicious by some, but the colour of Kali Ma? Walk through the many shades of meaning in this short, sweet read from Devlok.

The Colour Book

The Official Guide to Colour for NVQ Levels 2 and 3

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Author: Tracey Lloyd,Christine McMillan-Bodell

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844801411

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 206

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At last a textbook for students that provides a comprehensive introduction to hair colouring. Hair colouring is notoriously difficult to teach in the classroom and through study materials such as books. The Official Guide to Colour solves these difficulties with its unique blend of full colour step-by-step photography integrated with an interactive CD that includes actual video of colouring techniques. Developed with L'Oreal, this book and CD combination is the most comprehensive and highest quality training product available. The book maps fully to NVQ Level 2 and 3 standards for hair colour and also provides an invaluable source of reference and refresher training for any professional hairdresser.

The Colour Revolutions in the Former Soviet Republics

Successes and Failures

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Author: Donnacha Ó Beacháin,Abel Polese

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136951962

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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During the first decade of the 21st century, a remarkable phenomenon swept through the former Soviet Union changing the political, social and cultural landscape. Popularly known as the ‘Colour Revolutions’, these non-violent protests overthrew autocratic regimes in three post-soviet republics: the Georgian Rose Revolution (2003), the Ukrainian Orange Revolution (2004) and the Kyrgyzstani Tulip Revolution (2005). This book examines the significance of these regime-change processes for the post-soviet world in particular and for global politics in the 21st century. Engaging comprehensively with the former Soviet republics, the contributors to this book ask why there wasn’t a revolution in a post-Soviet republic such as Russia, despite apparently favourable conditions. They also explore the circumstances that ensured some post-soviet countries underwent a successful colour revolution whilst others did not. Identifying the conditions for successful colour revolutions, this book asks whether there is a revolutionary blueprint that may be exported to other areas around the world that are under autocratic rule. Carefully considering the ideologies of the post-Soviet ruling regimes, this book demonstrates the manner by which political elites integrated nationalism, authoritarianism and populism into public debates. It analyzes the diverse anti-regime movements, discussing the factors that led to the rise of such factions and outlining how these opposition groups were constituted and operated. In addition, it assesses the impact of external forces including the influence of the USA, the EU and Russia. By examining the colour revolution phenomenon in its entirety, this book marks a significant contribution to both our micro and macro understanding of this tide of transformation.