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Genomics of Chloroplasts and Mitochondria
by Ralph Bock, Volker Knoop

The past decade has witnessed an explosion of our knowledge on the structure, coding capacity and evolution of the genomes of the two DNA-containing cell organelles in plants: chloroplasts (plastids) and mitochondria. Comparative genomics analyses have provided new insights into the origin of organelles by endosymbioses and uncovered an enormous evolutionary dynamics of organellar genomes. In addition, they have greatly helped to clarify phylogenetic relationships, especially in algae and early land plants with limited morphological and anatomical diversity. This book, written by leading experts, summarizes our current knowledge about plastid and mitochondrial genomes in all major groups of algae and land plants. It also includes chapters on endosymbioses, plastid and mitochondrial mutants, gene expression profiling and methods for organelle transformation. The book is designed for students and researchers in plant molecular biology, taxonomy, biotechnology and evolutionary biology.

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing
by Modern Language Association of America

Reorganized and revised, the third edition of the MLA Style Manual offers complete, up-to-date guidance on writing scholarly texts, documenting research sources, submitting manuscripts to publishers, and dealing with legal issues surrounding publication.

Pubmed and Endnote
by Bengt Edhlund

A user’s guide that helps you organize bibliographic information from PubMed. ‘PubMed and EndNote’ (Windows only) is a step by step guide on how to optimise your use of either EndNote 6, 7, 8, 9 or X with PubMed. It includes free access to optimized connection files and import filters, to improve the quality of information from PubMed displayed within EndNote and special output styles, to enable easier exporting or printing of data and up to date journals’ term lists. This book has now been extended to include instructions on how to import references from Web-of-Science, Ovid, SilverPlatter, EBSCO och Blackwell Synergy. Anyone who buys all three books in the series (‘Manuscript Writing using EndNote and Word’, ‘PubMed and EndNote’ and ‘PubMed Essentials’) is entitled to one year’s free email support from the date of registration. Details on how to apply for this free support are contained within each book.

EndNote Essentials
by Bengt Edhlund

This user’s guide makes your scientific writing easier. The reference handling software EndNote offers benefits to writers in virtually any science or discipline, enabling you to transfer literature references instantly whilst writing in Word. This book will help you get your bibliography perfected in Word. It tells you how to manage your libraries, insert citations, footnotes, graphs, images, notes and how to create bibliographies. Plus many other useful tips and recommended settings to ensure that your manuscript writing is trouble free. For use with EndNote X7 for Windows together with Word 2007, 2010, or 2013. USD 2 from the income of each book supports Doctors Without Borders for their humanitarian assistance to people suffering from war, conflicts, epidemics and natural disasters.

The Chicago Manual of Style
by University of Chicago. Press

Provides information on manuscript preparation, punctuation, spelling, quotations, captions, tables, abbreviations, references, bibliographies, notes, and indexes, with sections on journals and electronic media.

EndNote 1 – 2 – 3 Easy!
by Abha Agrawal

Endnote Made Easy: Reference Management for the Professional is intended for healthcare professionals (physicians, nurses, managers, etc.) and biomedical researchers engaged in writing scientific manuscripts. It aids readers in gaining an understanding of the effective use of information technology in storing, managing, retrieving, and citing references in scientific writings. It also provides step by step instruction on using Endnote, a popular reference management software.

Researching Education from the Inside
by Pat Sikes, Anthony Potts

Researching Education from the Inside focuses on research projects that are undertaken by people who already have an attachment to the institutions or social groups on which their investigations are based. They can, therefore, be considered to be ‘insiders’. In some cases their insider positioning is primarily important because it gets them access to the particular people and/or the phenomena that they want to investigate. At other times, however, aspects of their own ‘insidership’ will, in itself, come under scrutiny.

Insider researchers need to consider five distinct stages that can lead to ethical dilemmas, namely: Entering the field, Being in the field, Leaving the field, Writing, and Disseminating the results. This book covers these stages whist considering important issues such as:

  • Access,
  • Choice of research methods,
  • Field relationships,
  • Involvement of informants,
  • Confidentiality and anonymity,
  • Interpretation of findings including validity and reliability.

Failure to properly consider these key factors can lead to disastrous consequences for any research but it can be a special problem for insider investigators. These vital issues are discussed by an impressive range of contributors in this ground-breaking book, making it an invaluable resource for anyone participating in Insider Research.


Medical Bondage
by Deirdre Cooper Owens

The accomplishments of pioneering doctors such as John Peter Mettauer, James Marion Sims, and Nathan Bozeman are well documented. It is also no secret that these nineteenth-century gynecologists performed experimental caesarean sections, ovariotomies, and obstetric fistula repairs primarily on poor and powerless women. Medical Bondage breaks new ground by exploring how and why physicians denied these women their full humanity yet valued them as “medical superbodies” highly suited for medical experimentation.

In Medical Bondage, Cooper Owens examines a wide range of scientific literature and less formal communications in which gynecologists created and disseminated medical fictions about their patients, such as their belief that black enslaved women could withstand pain better than white “ladies.” Even as they were advancing medicine, these doctors were legitimizing, for decades to come, groundless theories related to whiteness and blackness, men and women, and the inferiority of other races or nationalities.

Medical Bondage moves between southern plantations and northern urban centers to reveal how nineteenth-century American ideas about race, health, and status influenced doctor-patient relationships in sites of healing like slave cabins, medical colleges, and hospitals. It also retells the story of black enslaved women and of Irish immigrant women from the perspective of these exploited groups and thus restores for us a picture of their lives.


Research Methods in Psychology
by Glynis Marie Breakwell, Sean Hammond, Jonathan A. Smith

This Third Edition of this bestselling text retains its status as one of the most accessible, practically useful and theoretically rigorous textbooks on the market today, and has been developed even further to help students get the most from their studies.?? In light of recent methodological developments, and to assist with its greater accessibility, this new edition has been significantly revised and restructured. The textbook is now oriented around three parts focusing on the major processed in conducting research???from formulating research questions, designing research activity, data gathering, and analysis. A rich diversity of methods is now covered, and the book offers extended coverage of qualitative methods???now fundamental in psychological methods courses. Research Methods in Psychology, Third Edition is essential because: is essential because: Its new structure maps onto Methods in Psychology courses much more comprehensively, making it an invaluable teaching/study resource. It has a wide range of student features – more illustrative case study material, updated examples from current research to illustrate recent developments in methods and techniques, key words in bold at the end of chapters, end of chapter summaries and annotated further reading sections. A companion Web site accompanying the textbook offering a range of features for lecturers on a restricted access basis, and for students more publicly will help with exam assessment and written project work. Please visit www.sagepub.co.uk/breakwell. Research Methods in Psychology is for all methods students in psychology and those in neighbouring disciplines looking for an authoritative resource. is for all methodsstudents in psychology and those in neighbouring disciplines looking for an authoritative resource

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Hyperbodies
by Kas Oosterhuis

Hyperbodies are buildings and environments which can continuously change shape and content. The mutations of such buildings depend on the input coming from their user as well as from the surroundings. This interaction between user and building is determined by a data flow which the hyperbody uses and converts into a “hypersurface” structure, which then alters our perception of space in and around the hyperbody. The architect programs this interaction and can thereby define the specific character of the building. In this book, the author provides a concise overview of this latest digital tool. Kaas Oosterhuis is Professor at the Technical University Delft and is a well-known Dutch architect.

INDIAN AND WORLD GEOGRAPHY
by Prof Majid Husain

 Right from its first issue, Indian and World Geography has shown a steady increase in its popularity and readership in India as well as in adjacent countries. Geography as a subject continues to have significant importance in the Civil Services Preliminary as well as the Mains examinations.  The second and now the third edition of this book have been revised and updated in the light of the course structure and pattern introduced in 2011.

The book is widely used also by aspirants of the State Services Competitive Exams as well as by those appearing for UGC’s NET.

The Ebook of Indian and World Geography 4e is designed to be a useful resource for the UPSC and State PSC aspirants. Made into a four color Epub version of the 4th Edition of the book, this book also offers interactive images that help quicker and accurate visualization on maps and diagrams. Now click on the legends to highlight a certain marking on the maps and diagrams so that reading them becomes easy. This ebook can be accessed anywhere anytime in the student’s mobile phone, tab or other portable devices whether Android or Windows.  Unable to devote enough time at home or in the library and want to be able to study on the go? This ebook is the perfect solution available to you 24*7 in your pockets.


Planetary Economics
by Michael Grubb

How well do our assumptions about the global challenges of energy, environment and economic development fit the facts?

Energy prices have varied hugely between countries and over time, yet the share of national income spent on energy has remained surprisingly constant. The foundational theories of economic growth account for only about half the growth observed in practice. Despite escalating warnings for more than two decades about the planetary risks of rising greenhouse gas emissions, most governments have seemed powerless to change course.

Planetary Economics shows the surprising links between these seemingly unconnected facts. It argues that tackling the energy and environmental problems of the 21st Century requires three different domains of decision-making to be recognised and connected. Each domain involves different theoretical foundations, draws on different areas of evidence, and implies different policies.

The book shows that the transformation of energy systems involves all three domains – and each is equally important. From them flow three pillars of policy – three quite distinct kinds of actions that need to be taken, which rest on fundamentally different principles. Any pillar on its own will fail.

Only by understanding all three, and fitting them together, do we have any hope of changing course. And if we do, the oft-assumed conflict between economy and the environment dissolves – with potential for benefits to both. Planetary Economics charts how.


The Political Economy of Work
by David Spencer

Against the background of increasing interest in the changing nature and quality of work, The Political Economy of Work offers a new and unique assessment of the theoretical analysis of work. The author challenges some common preconceptions about work and promotes an original approach to the field, contemplating the nature and development of ideas on work and its impact on human well-being drawing on such burgeoning literatures as the ‘economics of happiness’.

Spencer approaches the subject through a careful examination of the history of thought on work over the last three hundred years. A key focus is the development of ideas on work in mainstream economics, starting with the mercantilists and the classical economists, and continuing with neoclassical economists (e.g. Jevons, Marshall). The contributions of modern approaches including the new ‘information-theoretic’ economics and the new ‘economics of happiness’ are also discussed. The author sees flaws in the depiction of work in mainstream economics and instead draws insight from the writings of critics of the mainstream paradigm, such as the nineteenth century ‘utopian’ writers (Godwin, Fourier, Carlyle, Ruskin, Morris), Marx, and the old institutional economists (Commons, Veblen). The alternative approach outlined in the book stresses the barriers to rewarding work under capitalism and develops a case for radical change in the organisation of work.

The book cuts across different disciplinary boundaries and is likely to appeal to researchers in a number of different fields, including labour economics, labour history, the sociology of work, industrial relations, and human resource management. It will appeal to all those who wish to promote a more critical understanding of the role that work can and ought to play in society.


India’s Struggle for Independence
by Bipan Chandra, Mridula Mukherjee, Aditya Mukherjee, K N Panikkar, Sucheta Mahajan

India’s struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra is your go to book for an in-depth and detailed overview on Indian independence movement . Indian freedom struggle is one of the most important parts of its history. A lot has been written and said about it, but there still remains a gap. Rarely do we get to hear accounts of the independence from the entire country and not just one region at one place. This book fits in perfectly in this gap and also provides a narration on the impact this movement had on the people. Bipin Chandra’s book is a well-documented history of India’s freedom struggle against the British rule. It is one of the most accurate books which have been painstakingly written after thorough research based on legal and valid verbal and written sources. It maps the first war of independence that started with Mangal Pandey’s mutiny and witnessed the gallant effort of Sri Rani Laxmi Bai. Many of the pages of this book are dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi’s non-cooperation and the civil disobedience movements. It contains detailed description of Subash Chandra Bose’s weapon heavy tactics and his charisma. This book includes all the independence movements and fights, irrespective of their size and impact, covering India in its entirety. Although these movements varied in means and ideas, but they shared a common goal of independence. This book contains oral and written narratives from different parts of the country, making this book historically rich and diverse. The book captures the evolution of Indian independence struggle in full detail and leaves no chapter of this story untouched. This book is a good read for the students of Indian modern history and especially for students who are preparing for UPSC examination and have taken History as their subject.

Freedom with Responsibility
by Anthony James Nicholls

This book goes behind the success story of the Federal Republic of Germany since the Second World War to examine the principles underpinning the so-called ‘economic miracle’. West Germany’s Economics Minister, Ludwig Erhard, maintained that his Social Market Economy worked because it consistedof sound economic principles applied with common sense and consistency. It was a serious attempt to harness the dynamic forces of free-market competition while avoiding the damaging social problems created by unfettered laissez-faire.A. J. Nicholls examines the intellectual origins and history of the concept of the Social Market Economy, and its implementation in the difficult years of post-war devastation and recovery in West Germany. He traces the struggle of liberal economists to assert their ideas in the unfavourablecircumstances from 1933 to 1948, when they triumphed with Erhard’s implementation of a policy of liberalization following currency reform. The book analyses the extent to which West Germany’s economic success was due to Erhard’s policies, and assesses his attempts to attain the goals of the socialmarket up to 1963, when he became Federal Chancellor.The Social Market Economy remains the official policy of the Federal Republic today, and must face up to new challenges in the former German Democratic Republic. A. J. Nicholls’s study makes an important contribution to our understanding of the historical dynamics of the German economy and thepolitical culture of the Federal Republic.

For a New Critique of Political Economy
by Bernard Stiegler

The catastrophic economic, social and political crisis of our time calls for a new and original critique of political economy – a rethinking of Marx’s project in the very different conditions of twenty-first century capitalism.

Stiegler argues that today the proletarian must be reconceptualized as the economic agent whose knowledge and memory are confiscated by machines. This new sense of the term ‘proletarian’ is best understood by reference to Plato’s critique of exteriorized memory. By bringing together Plato and Marx, Stiegler can show how a generalized proletarianization now encompasses not only the muscular system, as Marx saw it, but also the nervous system of the so-called creative workers in the information industries. The proletarians of the former are deprived of their practical know-how, whereas the latter are shorn of their theoretical practice, and both suffer from a confiscation of the very possibility of a genuine art of living.

But the mechanisms at work in this new and accentuated form of proletarianization are the very mechanisms that may spur a reversal of the process. Such a reversal would imply a crucial distinction between one’s life work, originating in otium (leisure devoted to the techniques of the self), and the job, consisting in a negotium (the negotiation and calculation, increasingly restricted to short-term expectations), leading to the necessity of a new conception of economic value.

This short text offers an excellent introduction to Stiegler’s work while at the same time representing a political call to arms in the face of a deepening economic and social crisis.


Encyclopedia of Political Theory
by Mark Bevir

For a free 30-day online trial to this title, visit https://us.sagepub.com/freetrial

How do we arrange our collective affairs? Why do we live together in the ways we do? How ought we to live together? All humans think about the world they live in, its history and future, and the ideals by which they want to live in relation to others. How we think today decisively influences the world of tomorrow. This encyclopedia attempts to bring greater clarity and understanding to political debate.

Drawing together a team of international scholars, the Encyclopedia of Political Theory examines the ideas of the major political theorists from before Plato to our own times; the main schools of political thought; the concepts and issues that have captured the imagination and attention of political theorists; and some of the main institutions and practices inspired by political thought. With more than 450 entries, these three volumes provide a quick, one-stop source to key topics in the field.

Key Features

  • Examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them
  • Includes specific lists of entries that deal with constitutional thought and democratic thought
  • Refers to distinctive norms and features of various governments, legal systems, and societies
  • Devotes large parts to the history of ideas about government, ethics, and society
  • Provides a chronology of political theory to help readers see how a given theorist, school, or issue fits into the bigger historical picture

Key Themes

  • Ancient Thought
  • Applied Ethics
  • Biographies
  • Comparative Theory
  • Constitutional Thought
  • Critical Theory
  • Democratic Thought
  • Early Modern Thought
  • International Theory
  • Justice
  • Liberal Theory
  • Medieval Thought
  • Modern Theory
  • Power and Authority
  • Religious Thought
  • Self and Community

This work is designed to serve as a reference source for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary political theory. It will be a welcome addition to any academic or public library.


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Foodborne Parasites
by Ynes R. Ortega

Microbiologists are being challenged as foodborne outbreaks are increasingly being observed worldwide. Most of these outbreaks are associated with viral and bacterial pathogens such as Campylobacter, Salmonella, and lately Escherichia coli O157:H7, which emerged in the 1990s. Although parasites have been evolving with Man since antiquity, the control and eradication of these diseases are still far from being achieved. They are more frequently being reported in the literature as causative agents of food and waterborne illnesses.

Foodborne Parasites examines the two major parasite groups that are transmitted via water or foods: the protozoa, which are single celled organisms, and the helminths. The helminths are classified in three sub groups: cestodes (tapeworms), nematodes (round worms), and trematodes (flukes). To better understand their significance, each chapter covers the biology, mechanisms of pathogenesis, epidemiology, treatment, and inactivation of these parasites.

This important new text is crucial to a better understanding of the biology and control of parasitic infections necessary to reduce and eliminate future outbreaks in the U.S. and elsewhere.


The Civic Web
by Shakuntala Banaji, David Buckingham

An investigation of how governments, organizations, and groups use the Internet to promote civic and political engagement among young people.

There has been widespread concern in contemporary Western societies about declining engagement in civic life; people are less inclined to vote, to join political parties, to campaign for social causes, or to trust political processes. Young people in particular are frequently described as alienated or apathetic. Some have looked optimistically to new media—and particularly the Internet—as a means of revitalizing civic life and democracy. Governments, political parties, charities, NGOs, activists, religious and ethnic groups, and grassroots organizations have created a range of youth-oriented websites that encourage widely divergent forms of civic engagement and use varying degrees of interactivity. But are young people really apathetic and lacking in motivation? Does the Internet have the power to re-engage those disenchanted with politics and civic life?

Based on a major research project funded by the European Commission, this book attempts to understand the role of the Internet in promoting young people’s participation. Examples are drawn from Hungary, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the United Kingdom—countries offering contrasting political systems and cultural contexts. The book also addresses broader questions about the meaning of civic engagement, the nature of new forms of participation, and their implications for the future of civic life.


Genetics and Genomics of Papaya
by Ray Ming, Paul H. Moore

This book reviews various aspects of papaya genomics, including existing genetic and genomic resources, recent progress on structural and functional genomics, and their applications in papaya improvement. Organized into four sections, the volume explores the origin and domestication of papaya, classic genetics and breeding, recent progress on molecular genetics, and current and future applications of genomic resources for papaya improvement.

Bolstered by contributions from authorities in the field, Genetics and Genomics of Papaya is a valuable resource that provides the most up to date information for papaya researchers and plant biologists.


Women’s Health Research
by Institute of Medicine, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Committee on Women’s Health Research

Even though slightly over half of the U.S. population is female, medical research historically has neglected the health needs of women. However, over the past two decades, there have been major changes in government support of women’s health research–in policies, regulations, and the organization of research efforts. To assess the impact of these changes, Congress directed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to ask the IOM to examine what has been learned from that research and how well it has been put into practice as well as communicated to both providers and women.

Women’s Health Research finds that women’s health research has contributed to significant progress over the past 20 years in lessening the burden of disease and reducing deaths from some conditions, while other conditions have seen only moderate change or even little or no change. Gaps remain, both in research areas and in the application of results to benefit women in general and across multiple population groups. Given the many and significant roles women play in our society, maintaining support for women’s health research and enhancing its impact are not only in the interest of women, they are in the interest of us all.


The Bugis
by Christian Pelras

The Bugis, who number about three million, live for the most part in the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi: they are among the most fascinating peoples of maritime Southeast Asia, and the least known. Their image in legend and modern fiction is of bold navigators, fierce pirates and cruel slave traders, but most are in fact farmers, planters and fishermen. Although they are an Islamic people, they maintain such pre-Islamic relics as transvestite pagan priests and shamans. Their colorful nobility claims descent from the ancient gods, yet owes its power to social consensus.

This book is the first to describe the history of the Bugis. It ranges from their origins 40,000 years ago to the present and provides a complete picture of contemporary Bugis society. It is based on the author’s extensive field research over the last 30 years, on oral tradition, written epics and chronicles, on travellers’ tales from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, and on the latest research by Western and Asian scholars in the fields of archaeology, history, linguistics and anthropology.

The author reveals the brilliance of Bugis civilization in all its exotic and extraordinary manifestations, and its survival through Dutch colonization, Japanese invasion and the incursions of modernity. This is a work of outstanding scholarship, interest and originality.


Mapping the Acehnese Past
by R. Michael Feener, Patrick Daly, Anthony Reed

Aceh has become best known in our times for its twin disasters—the worst earthquake and tsunami of modern times in December 2004, and a long-running separatist conflict that rent Indonesia for most of its independent history. Although this book emerged from the process of recovery from those traumas, it turns the spotlight on a more positive and neglected claim Aceh has on our attention, as the Southeast Asian maritime state that most successfully and creatively maintained its independent place in the world until 1874. Like Burma, Siam and Vietnam, all better protected by geography, Aceh has its own story to tell of a unique culture struggling for survival through the European colonial era.

The International Dictionary of Food & Nutrition
by Kenneth N. Anderson, Lois E. Anderson

The most comprehensive food and nutrition reference availabletoday. The International Dictionary of Food & Nutrition Asmenus in both homes and restaurants grow more sophisticated, awider knowledge of foods and their nutritional components growsincreasingly important. To meet this need, The InternationalDictionary of Food & Nutrition presents a bounty of definitionsand descriptions of words, phrases, and terms related to foods,their preparation and production, and more. In more than 7,500standardized entries, The International Dictionary of Food &Nutrition:
* Covers food ingredients, garnishes, sauces, entrees, andappetizers
* Describes cooking methods, food preparation, and processingtechniques
* Cross-references words and terms in more than 40 languages
* Explains the origins and original meanings of both English andforeign words and terms commonly used in the kitchen
From bouillabaisse to bain-marie, from timbale to tamari, TheInternational Dictionary of Food & Nutrition is a comprehensivecross section of the world’s current literature on foods andcookery, and an invaluable addition to the libraries of foodserviceprofessionals, students of the culinary arts, and professional andamateur chefs everywhere.

Clinical Handbook of Air Pollution-Related Diseases
by Fabio Capello, Antonio Vittorino Gaddi

This book examines in detail the clinical implications of those diseases that either are primarily triggered by air pollution or represent direct consequences of air pollutants. The aim is to provide medical practitioners with practical solutions to issues in diagnosis and treatment while simultaneously furnishing other interested parties with crucial information on the field. The book introduces the concept that air pollution-related diseases constitute a new class of pathologies. A wide range of conditions mainly attributable to air pollution are discussed, covering different body systems and pollution impacts in subsets of the population. In addition to presenting state of the art overviews of clinical aspects, the book carefully examines the implications of current knowledge for social and public health strategies aimed at disease prevention and prophylaxis. The Clinical Handbook of Air Pollution-Related Diseases will greatly assist doctors and healthcare workers when dealing with the consequences of air pollution in their everyday practice and will provide researchers, industry, and policymakers with valuable facts and insights.


Only the Heart
by Brian Caswell, David Phu An Chiem

From the chaos and the fear of post-war Saigon, and the terror of pirates on the open ocean, to the triumph and tragedy of a new life. Only The Heart is the story of Toan and Linh and a family that endures the nightmare in search of the dream. When logic says the dream is beyond your reach only heart knows the truth …

The Jennifer Morgue
by Charles Stross

Bob Howard, geekish demonology hacker extraordinaire for "The Laundry," must stop ruthless billionaire Ellis Billington from unleashing an eldritch horror, codenamed "Jennifer Morgue," from the ocean’s depths for the purpose of ruling the world…


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Random Sets
by John Goutsias, Ronald P.S. Mahler, Hung T. Nguyen

This IMA Volume in Mathematics and its Applications RANDOM SETS: THEORY AND APPLICATIONS is based on the proceedings of a very successful 1996 three-day Summer Program on “Application and Theory of Random Sets.” We would like to thank the scientific organizers: John Goutsias (Johns Hopkins University), Ronald P.S. Mahler (Lockheed Martin), and Hung T. Nguyen (New Mexico State University) for their excellent work as organizers of the meeting and for editing the proceedings. We also take this opportunity to thank the Army Research Office (ARO), the Office ofNaval Research (0NR), and the Eagan, MinnesotaEngineering Center ofLockheed Martin Tactical Defense Systems, whose financial support made the summer program possible. Avner Friedman Robert Gulliver v PREFACE “Later generations will regard set theory as a disease from which one has recovered. ” – Henri Poincare Random set theory was independently conceived by D.G. Kendall and G. Matheron in connection with stochastic geometry. It was however G.

Mathematical Morphology
by John Goutsias, Henk J. A. M. Heijmans

This book contains contributions that on the one hand represent modern developments in the area of mathematical morphology, and on the other hand may be of particular interest to an audience of (theoretical) computer scientists. The introductory chapter summarizes some basic notions and concepts of mathematical morphology. In this chapter, a novice reader learns, among other things, that complete lattice theory is generally accepted as the appropriate algebraic framework for mathematical morphology. In the following chapter it is explained that, for a number of cases, the complete lattice framework is too limited, and that one should, instead, work on (complete) inf-semilattices. Other chapters discuss granulometries, analytical aspects of mathematical morphology, and the geometric character of mathematical morphology. Also, connectivity, the watershed transform and a formal language for morphological transformations are being discussed. This book has many interesting things to offer to researches in computer science, mathematics, physics, electrical engineering and other disciplines.

Mathematical Morphology and Its Applications to Image and Signal Processing
by John Goutsias, Luc Vincent, Dan S. Bloomberg

Mathematical morphology is a powerful methodology for the processing and analysis of geometric structure in signals and images. This book contains the proceedings of the fifth International Symposium on Mathematical Morphology and its Applications to Image and Signal Processing, held June 26-28, 2000, at Xerox PARC, Palo Alto, California. It provides a broad sampling of the most recent theoretical and practical developments of mathematical morphology and its applications to image and signal processing. Areas covered include: decomposition of structuring functions and morphological operators, morphological discretization, filtering, connectivity and connected operators, morphological shape analysis and interpolation, texture analysis, morphological segmentation, morphological multiresolution techniques and scale-spaces, and morphological algorithms and applications.
Audience: The subject matter of this volume will be of interest to electrical engineers, computer scientists, and mathematicians whose research work is focused on the theoretical and practical aspects of nonlinear signal and image processing. It will also be of interest to those working in computer vision, applied mathematics, and computer graphics.

Mathematical Nonlinear Image Processing
by Edward R. Dougherty, Jaakko Astola

Mathematical Nonlinear Image Processing deals with a fast growing research area. The development of the subject springs from two factors: (1) the great expansion of nonlinear methods applied to problems in imaging and vision, and (2) the degree to which nonlinear approaches are both using and fostering new developments in diverse areas of mathematics. Mathematical Nonlinear Image Processing will be of interest to people working in the areas of applied mathematics as well as researchers in computer vision. Mathematical Nonlinear Image Processing is an edited volume of original research. It has also been published as a special issue of the Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision. (Volume 2, Issue 2/3).

Mathematical Morphology: 40 Years On
by Christian Ronse, Laurent Najman, Etienne Decencière

Mathematical Morphology is a speciality in Image Processing and Analysis, which considers images as geometrical objects, to be analyzed through their interactions with other geometrical objects. It relies on several branches of mathematics, such as discrete geometry, topology, lattice theory, partial differential equations, integral geometry and geometrical probability. It has produced fast and efficient algorithms for computer analysis of images, and has found applications in bio-medical imaging, materials science, geoscience, remote sensing, quality control, document processing and data analysis.

This book contains the 43 papers presented at the 7th International Symposium on Mathematical Morphology, held in Paris on April 18-20, 2005. It gives a lively state of the art of current research topics in this field. It also marks a milestone, the 40 years of uninterrupted development of this ever-expanding domain.


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Mathematical Morphology and Its Application to Signal and Image Processing
by Michael H. F. Wilkinson

The 9th ISMM conference covered a very diverse collection of papers, bound together by the central themes of mathematical morphology, namely, the tre- ment of images in terms of set and lattice theory. Notwithstanding this central theme, this ISMM showed increasing interaction with other ?elds of image and signal processing, and several hybrid methods were presented, which combine the strengths of traditional morphological methods with those of, for example, linear ?ltering.This trendis particularlystrong in the emerging?eld of adaptive morphological ?ltering, where the local shape of structuring elements is det- mined by non-morphological techniques. This builds on previous developments of PDE-based methods in morphology and amoebas. In segmentation we see similar advancements, in the development of morphological active contours. Even within morphology itself, diversi?cation is great, and many new areas of research are being opened up. In particular, morphology of graph-based and complex-based image representations are being explored. Likewise, in the we- established area of connected ?ltering we ?nd new theory and new algorithms, but also expansion into the direction of hyperconnected ?lters. New advances in morphological machine learning, multi-valued and fuzzy morphology are also presented. Notwithstanding the often highly theoretical reputation of mathematical morphology, practitioners in this ?eld have always had an eye for the practical.

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Mathematical Morphology and Its Applications to Image and Signal Processing
by John Goutsias, Luc Vincent, Dan S. Bloomberg

Mathematical morphology is a powerful methodology for the processing and analysis of geometric structure in signals and images. This book contains the proceedings of the fifth International Symposium on Mathematical Morphology and its Applications to Image and Signal Processing, held June 26-28, 2000, at Xerox PARC, Palo Alto, California. It provides a broad sampling of the most recent theoretical and practical developments of mathematical morphology and its applications to image and signal processing. Areas covered include: decomposition of structuring functions and morphological operators, morphological discretization, filtering, connectivity and connected operators, morphological shape analysis and interpolation, texture analysis, morphological segmentation, morphological multiresolution techniques and scale-spaces, and morphological algorithms and applications.
Audience: The subject matter of this volume will be of interest to electrical engineers, computer scientists, and mathematicians whose research work is focused on the theoretical and practical aspects of nonlinear signal and image processing. It will also be of interest to those working in computer vision, applied mathematics, and computer graphics.

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Digital Libraries: Implementing Strategies and Sharing Experiences
by Edward A. Fox, Erich Neuhold, Pimrumpai Premsmit, Vilas Wuwongse

The International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries 2005 (ICADL 2005), held in Bangkok, Thailand, 12–15 December 2005, was the 8th in a series of annual internationalconferences organizedby digital libraryresearchersin Asia. ICADL was set up to facilitate and stimulate the exchange of digital library research, information, and technology in the Asian region while also functi- ing as a sister conference to its North American and European counterparts, i.e., JCDL and ECDL. The theme of ICADL 2005 was “Digital Libraries: – plementing Strategies and Sharing Experiences,” covering strategies, implem- tation experiences, systems, techniques, management, and applications. ICADL 2005 provided a forum for sharing experiences and exchanging research results, innovative ideas, and state-of-the-art developments among researchers, edu- tors, practitioners, and policy makers from a variety of disciplines such as c- puter science,libraryand informationscience,archivalandmuseum studies,and knowledge management. ICADL 2005 also marked the special occasion of the 50th birthday anniv- sary of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Patron of the Thai Library Association. ICADL 2005 received 164 paper submissions from 17 countries, including a good number from outside the Asian region. From these, 40 full papers, 15 short papers, and 15 poster papers were accepted and are included in these proceedings.Eachpaper wasreviewedby the ProgramCommittee membersand additional co-reviewers. The technical program comprised one day of tutorials, followed by keynote and invited speeches, paper and poster sessions as well as a post-conference workshop on metadata and Dublin Core.

Design, Development, and Management of Resources for Digital Library Services
by Ashraf, Tariq

In the past decade, technology and the digital age has continued to shape our society. As corporations and universities continue to transition into the digital world, developments of the same type of information retrieval have modernized library resources and services.

Design, Development, and Management of Resources for Digital Library Services offers a global perspective on the development and design of digital library and highlights its benefits over a traditional library. This reference source brings together research and ideas on the different facets of a digital library.


Design and Usability of Digital Libraries: Case Studies in the Asia Pacific
by Theng, Yin-Leng

Design and Usability of Digital Libraries: Case Studies in the Asia Pacific showcases some of the best digital library practices from organizations in the Asia Pacific. Particular emphasis has been placed on the design, use and usability of digital libraries. Not only are digital libraries examined, but related technologies, the management of knowledge in digital libraries, and the associated usability and social issues surrounding digital libraries are all examined. Design and Usability of Digital Libraries will benefit practitioners, researchers, educators and policy makers from a variety of disciplines. In particular developers/designers of digital libraries, librarians, users and researchers will all find this collection of case studies a valuable tool to understanding digital libraries.


E-libraries
by

Ashok Babu Tummala, b. 1948, library scientist from Andhra Pradesh, India; contributed articles.

Digital Libraries
by N. M. Malwad

As The Range And Extent Of Information Increase So Do The Problems Of Their Identification, Extraction (Dissemination), And Optimal Use (Service). The New Technological Inventions, Including Computers, Are Coming Handy To The Aid Of Librarians And Information Managers In This Endeavour. The Availability Of Low-Priced Mini-Computers In The 1980S Has Encouraged A Large Number Of Libraries And Information Centres To Automate Their Activities And Services.This Timely Publication Makes An Effort To Teach Librarians, Information Workers And Students Of Library Science, Who Have No Mathematical Background And No Computer Knowledge, The Uses Of Computers And Its Applicability To Various Activities In Libraries, So That They Can Adopt The Use Of Computers To Their Routine Work. * Introduction * The Machine * Software * Library Automation * Computerizing The Library * Information Services And Computers * Telecommunication And Networking.

Food Is Different
by Peter Rosset

Why does our global food system gives us expensive, unhealthy and bad-tasting food, where we pay more for packaging and long-distance shipping than we do for the food itself? Why do farmers and peasants from around the world lead massive protests each and every time the World Trade Organization meets?

Peter Rosset explains how the runaway free trade policies and neoliberal economics of the WTO, American government and European Union kill farmers, and give us a food system that nobody outside of a small corporate elite wants. This essential guide sets out an alternative vision for agricultural policy, taking it completely out of the WTO’s ambit. Food is not just another commodity, to be bought and sold like a microchip, but something which goes to the heart of human livelihood, culture and society.


The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
by Arundhati Roy

National Bestseller

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post * The Boston Globe * Minneapolis Star Tribune * NPR * Newsday * The Guardian * Financial Times * The Christian Science Monitor

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on an intimate journey across the Indian subcontinent–from the cramped neighborhoods of Old Delhi and the roads of the new city to the mountains and valleys of Kashmir and beyond, where war is peace and peace is war. Braiding together the lives of a diverse cast of characters who have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued, patched together by acts of love–and by hope, here Arundhati Roy reinvents what a novel can do and can be.


Cobalt Oxides
by Bernard Raveau, Motin Seikh

Unparalleled in the breadth and depth of its coverage of all important aspects, this book systematically treats the electronic and magnetic properties of stoichiometric and non-stoichiometric cobaltites in both ordered and disordered phases. Authored by a pioneer and a rising star in the field, the monograph summarizes, organizes and streamlines the otherwise difficult-to-obtain information on this topic. An introductory chapter sets forth the crystal chemistry of cobalt oxides to lay the groundwork for an understanding of the complex phenomena observed in this materials class. Special emphasis is placed on a comprehensive discussion of cobaltite physical properties in different structural families.

Providing a thorough introduction to cobalt oxides from a chemical and physical viewpoint as a basis for understanding their intricacies, this is a must-have for both experienced researchers as well as entrants to the field.


Essentials of Inorganic Materials Synthesis
by C. N. R. Rao, Kanishka Biswas

This compact handbook describes all the important methods of synthesis employed today for synthesizing inorganic materials.

Some features:

  • Focuses on modern inorganic materials with applications in nanotechnology, energy materials, and sustainability
  • Synthesis is a crucial component of materials science and technology; this book provides a simple introduction as well as an updated description of methods
  • Written in a very simple style, providing references to the literature to get details of the methods of preparation when required

Bangalore and Karnataka
by Rajita Gadagkar

Karnataka Is A State With Exciting Options For Tourists Unesco World Heritage Sites, Revered Shrines, Sparkling Beaches, Dense Forests, Salubrious Hills, Quaint Temple Towns And Vibrant Cities. Its Capital Bangalore Is Asia S Fastest-Growing City And Has Been Rated As One Of The Best Cities In Asia To Live And Work In. Stark World Bangalore & Karnataka Is A Comprehensive Book About This Interesting State And Its Exciting Capital City. Bangalore Is Explored In Depth, With Sections That Recount Its History, Art, Culture And Food. To Get To Know The Ins And Outs Of The City, Just Read Through The Exclusive Sections On Modern Trends In Entertainment And Fashion, Accommodation, Health, Shopping, Real Estate, Sports And Children. The Section On Travel Takes You Across The State To The Lush Wilderness Of Coorg, The South Karnataka Heritage Circuit, The Royal City Of Mysore, Coastal Karnataka, Trekking/Wildlife Trails And Many More. Unique Features Of The Book: Over 750 Stunning Photographs. Detailed Maps For The Inveterate Traveller. Reviews Of Books And Cds That Give You An Understanding Of The Lay Of The Land. The A To Z Resource Section That Tells You Where To Eat/ Buy/ Visit/ Pray/ Stay With Complete Addresses, Phone Numbers, Email Ids And Websites.

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Nutrient Reduction And Biomanipulation As Tools To Improve Water Quality: The Lake Ringsjön Story

Nutrient Reduction and Biomanipulation as Tools to Improve Water Quality: The Lake Ringsjön Story
by Lars-Anders Hansson, Eva Bergman

This book tells a story of a large lake affected by agricultural and urban activities that have led to severe eutrophication problems with nuisance blue-green algal blooms. Although it is a case study of Lake Ringsjön (southern Sweden), the background, problems and measures are applicable to many lakes throughout the world. From a limnological point of view, the Lake Ringsjön story began more than 100 years ago, and during the last 20 years the sampling program has been intense, providing a unique data set on how a lake responds to human activities. However, the Lake Ringsjön story is not only a case study, but also a historical record of the development of ecological theory and its application. Hence, the lake has been subject both to an extensive nutrient reduction programme and a biomanipulation by means of fish reduction. Here we aim at combining the unique limnological data set with the eutrophication process, the nutrient reduction programme and the biomanipulation in order to apply our empirical knowledge to future lake management measures.

Ecology of Cyanobacteria II
by Brian A. Whitton

Cyanobacteria have existed for 3.5 billion years, yet they are still the most important photosynthetic organisms on the planet for cycling carbon and nitrogen. The ecosystems where they have key roles range from the warmer oceans to many Antarctic sites. They also include dense nuisance growths in nutrient-rich lakes and nitrogen-fixers which aid the fertility of rice-fields and many soils, especially the biological soil crusts of arid regions. Molecular biology has in recent years provided major advances in our understanding of cyanobacterial ecology. Perhaps for more than any other group of organisms, it is possible to see how the ecology, physiology, biochemistry, ultrastructure and molecular biology interact. This all helps to deal with practical problems such as the control of nuisance blooms and the use of cyanobacterial inocula to manage semi-desert soils. Large-scale culture of several organisms, especially “Spirulina” (Arthrospira), for health food and specialist products is increasingly being expanded for a much wider range of uses. In view of their probable contribution to past oil deposits, much attention is currently focused on their potential as a source of biofuel.

Please visit http://extras.springer.com/ to view Extra Materials belonging to this volume.

This book complements the highly successful Ecology of Cyanobacteria and integrates the discoveries of the past twelve years with the older literature.


Freshwater Algae of North America
by John D. Wehr, Robert G. Sheath, J. Patrick Kociolek

Freshwater Algae of North America: Ecology and Classification, Second Edition is an authoritative and practical treatise on the classification, biodiversity, and ecology of all known genera of freshwater algae from North America. The book provides essential taxonomic and ecological information about one of the most diverse and ubiquitous groups of organisms on earth. This single volume brings together experts on all the groups of algae that occur in fresh waters (also soils, snow, and extreme inland environments). In the decade since the first edition, there has been an explosion of new information on the classification, ecology, and biogeography of many groups of algae, with the use of molecular techniques and renewed interest in biological diversity. Accordingly, this new edition covers updated classification information of most algal groups and the reassignment of many genera and species, as well as new research on harmful algal blooms.

  • Extensive and complete
  • Describes every genus of freshwater algae known from North America, with an analytical dichotomous key, descriptions of diagnostic features, and at least one image of every genus.
  • Full-color images throughout provide superb visual examples of freshwater algae
  • Updated Environmental Issues and Classifications, including new information on harmful algal blooms (HAB)
  • Fully revised introductory chapters, including new topics on biodiversity, and taste and odor problems
  • Updated to reflect the rapid advances in algal classification and taxonomy due to the widespread use of DNA technologies

Food Web Management
by James F. Kitchell

This series is dedicated to serving the growing community of scholars and practitioners concerned with the principles and applications of environ mental management. Each volume is a thorough treatment of a specific topic of importance for proper management practices. A fundamental objective of these books is to help the reader discern and implement man’s stewardship of our environment and the world’s renewable re sources. For we must strive to understand the relationship between man and nature, act to bring harmony to it, and nurture an environment that is both stable and productive. These objectives have often eluded us because the pursuit of other individual and societal goals has diverted us from a course of living in balance with the environment. At times, therefore, the environmental manager may have to exert restrictive control, which is usually best applied to man, not nature. Attempts to alter or harness nature have often failed or backfired, as exemplified by the results of imprudent use of herbicides, fertilizers, water, and other agents. Each book in this series will shed light on the fundamental and applied aspects of environmental management. It is hoped that each will help solve a practical and serious environmental problem.

Riverine Ecosystem Management
by Stefan Schmutz, Jan Sendzimir

This open access book surveys the frontier of scientific river research and provides examples to guide management towards a sustainable future of riverine ecosystems. Principal structures and functions of the biogeosphere of rivers are explained; key threats are identified, and effective solutions for restoration and mitigation are provided.

Rivers are among the most threatened ecosystems of the world. They increasingly suffer from pollution, water abstraction, river channelisation and damming. Fundamental knowledge of ecosystem structure and function is necessary to understand how human acitivities interfere with natural processes and which interventions are feasible to rectify this.

Modern water legislation strives for sustainable water resource management and protection of important habitats and species. However, decision makers would benefit from more profound understanding of ecosystem degradation processes and of innovative methodologies and tools for efficient mitigation and restoration. The book provides best-practice examples of sustainable river management from on-site studies, European-wide analyses and case studies from other parts of the world. This book will be of interest to researchers in the field of aquatic ecology, river system functioning, conservation and restoration, to postgraduate students, to institutions involved in water management, and to water related industries.


Restoration and Management of Lakes and Reservoirs
by G. Dennis Cooke, Eugene B. Welch, Spencer Peterson, Stanley A. Nichols

It has been more than ten years since the last edition of the bestselling Restoration and Management of Lakes and Reservoirs. In that time, lake and reservoir management and restoration technologies have evolved and an enhanced version of this standard resource is long overdue. Completely revised and updated, the third edition continues the tradition of providing comprehensive coverage of the chemical, physical, and biological processes of eutrophication and its control. The authors describe the eutrophication process, outline methods for developing a pre-management and restoration diagnosis-feasibility study, and provide detailed descriptions of scientifically sound management and restoration methods.

See what’s new in the Third Edition:

• New chapters on aquatic plant ecology and management

• Emphasis on freshwater availability

• A regional framework for water quality attainment

• Methods of lake and reservoir restoration and management

• Updates or revisions to all other chapters

The book features in-depth discussions of techniques used to manage eutrophication in standing water bodies, procedures for using these techniques, the principles involved, and successes and failures through a selection of case studies and cost analyses. Each chapter includes an introduction to the scientific basis of the problem, a description of the methods and procedures, and presents several case histories. Potential negative impacts and costs, where known, are described. A useful classroom text, reference manual, and general guide, this is the text against which all other resources in this field are measured.


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Computer Vision

Computer Vision
by Richard Szeliski

Humans perceive the three-dimensional structure of the world with apparent ease. However, despite all of the recent advances in computer vision research, the dream of having a computer interpret an image at the same level as a two-year old remains elusive. Why is computer vision such a challenging problem and what is the current state of the art?

Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications explores the variety of techniques commonly used to analyze and interpret images. It also describes challenging real-world applications where vision is being successfully used, both for specialized applications such as medical imaging, and for fun, consumer-level tasks such as image editing and stitching, which students can apply to their own personal photos and videos.

More than just a source of “recipes,” this exceptionally authoritative and comprehensive textbook/reference also takes a scientific approach to basic vision problems, formulating physical models of the imaging process before inverting them to produce descriptions of a scene. These problems are also analyzed using statistical models and solved using rigorous engineering techniques

Topics and features:

  • Structured to support active curricula and project-oriented courses, with tips in the Introduction for using the book in a variety of customized courses
  • Presents exercises at the end of each chapter with a heavy emphasis on testing algorithms and containing numerous suggestions for small mid-term projects
  • Provides additional material and more detailed mathematical topics in the Appendices, which cover linear algebra, numerical techniques, and Bayesian estimation theory
  • Suggests additional reading at the end of each chapter, including the latest research in each sub-field, in addition to a full Bibliography at the end of the book
  • Supplies supplementary course material for students at the associated website, http://szeliski.org/Book/

Suitable for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level course in computer science or engineering, this textbook focuses on basic techniques that work under real-world conditions and encourages students to push their creative boundaries. Its design and exposition also make it eminently suitable as a unique reference to the fundamental techniques and current research literature in computer vision.


Computer Vision
by Richard Szeliski

Humans perceive the three-dimensional structure of the world with apparent ease. However, despite all of the recent advances in computer vision research, the dream of having a computer interpret an image at the same level as a two-year old remains elusive. Why is computer vision such a challenging problem and what is the current state of the art?

Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications explores the variety of techniques commonly used to analyze and interpret images. It also describes challenging real-world applications where vision is being successfully used, both for specialized applications such as medical imaging, and for fun, consumer-level tasks such as image editing and stitching, which students can apply to their own personal photos and videos.

More than just a source of “recipes,” this exceptionally authoritative and comprehensive textbook/reference also takes a scientific approach to basic vision problems, formulating physical models of the imaging process before inverting them to produce descriptions of a scene. These problems are also analyzed using statistical models and solved using rigorous engineering techniques

Topics and features:

  • Structured to support active curricula and project-oriented courses, with tips in the Introduction for using the book in a variety of customized courses
  • Presents exercises at the end of each chapter with a heavy emphasis on testing algorithms and containing numerous suggestions for small mid-term projects
  • Provides additional material and more detailed mathematical topics in the Appendices, which cover linear algebra, numerical techniques, and Bayesian estimation theory
  • Suggests additional reading at the end of each chapter, including the latest research in each sub-field, in addition to a full Bibliography at the end of the book
  • Supplies supplementary course material for students at the associated website, http://szeliski.org/Book/

Suitable for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level course in computer science or engineering, this textbook focuses on basic techniques that work under real-world conditions and encourages students to push their creative boundaries. Its design and exposition also make it eminently suitable as a unique reference to the fundamental techniques and current research literature in computer vision.


Computer Vision
by Anup Basu, Xiaobo Li

This book contains a selection of papers which were presented at the Vision Interface ’92 Conference. It also includes several invited articles from prominent researchers in the field, suggesting future directions in Computer Vision.

Deep Learning for Computer Vision
by Rajalingappaa Shanmugamani

Learn how to model and train advanced neural networks to implement a variety of Computer Vision tasks

Key Features

  • Train different kinds of deep learning model from scratch to solve specific problems in Computer Vision
  • Combine the power of Python, Keras, and TensorFlow to build deep learning models for object detection, image classification, similarity learning, image captioning, and more
  • Includes tips on optimizing and improving the performance of your models under various constraints

Book Description

Deep learning has shown its power in several application areas of Artificial Intelligence, especially in Computer Vision. Computer Vision is the science of understanding and manipulating images, and finds enormous applications in the areas of robotics, automation, and so on. This book will also show you, with practical examples, how to develop Computer Vision applications by leveraging the power of deep learning.

In this book, you will learn different techniques related to object classification, object detection, image segmentation, captioning, image generation, face analysis, and more. You will also explore their applications using popular Python libraries such as TensorFlow and Keras. This book will help you master state-of-the-art, deep learning algorithms and their implementation.

What you will learn

  • Set up an environment for deep learning with Python, TensorFlow, and Keras
  • Define and train a model for image and video classification
  • Use features from a pre-trained Convolutional Neural Network model for image retrieval
  • Understand and implement object detection using the real-world Pedestrian Detection scenario
  • Learn about various problems in image captioning and how to overcome them by training images and text together
  • Implement similarity matching and train a model for face recognition
  • Understand the concept of generative models and use them for image generation
  • Deploy your deep learning models and optimize them for high performance

Who this book is for

This book is targeted at data scientists and Computer Vision practitioners who wish to apply the concepts of Deep Learning to overcome any problem related to Computer Vision. A basic knowledge of programming in Python—and some understanding of machine learning concepts—is required to get the best out of this book.


A Guide to Convolutional Neural Networks for Computer Vision
by Salman Khan, Hossein Rahmani, Syed Afaq Ali Shah, Mohammed Bennamoun

Computer vision has become increasingly important and effective in recent years due to its wide-ranging applications in areas as diverse as smart surveillance and monitoring, health and medicine, sports and recreation, robotics, drones, and self-driving cars. Visual recognition tasks, such as image classification, localization, and detection, are the core building blocks of many of these applications, and recent developments in Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) have led to outstanding performance in these state-of-the-art visual recognition tasks and systems. As a result, CNNs now form the crux of deep learning algorithms in computer vision.

This self-contained guide will benefit those who seek to both understand the theory behind CNNs and to gain hands-on experience on the application of CNNs in computer vision. It provides a comprehensive introduction to CNNs starting with the essential concepts behind neural networks: training, regularization, and optimization of CNNs. The book also discusses a wide range of loss functions, network layers, and popular CNN architectures, reviews the different techniques for the evaluation of CNNs, and presents some popular CNN tools and libraries that are commonly used in computer vision. Further, this text describes and discusses case studies that are related to the application of CNN in computer vision, including image classification, object detection, semantic segmentation, scene understanding, and image generation.

This book is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students, as no prior background knowledge in the field is required to follow the material, as well as new researchers, developers, engineers, and practitioners who are interested in gaining a quick understanding of CNN models.


Computer Vision, Models, and Inspection
by A. Dave Marshall, Ralph R. Martin

The main focus of this book is on the uses of computer vision for inspection and model based matching. It also provides a short, self contained introductory course on computer vision. The authors describe various state-of-the-art approaches to probems and then set forth their proposed approach to matching and inspection. They deal primarily with 3-D vision but also discuss 2-D vision strategies when relevant.The book is suitable for researchers, final year undergraduates and graduate students. Useful review questions at the end of each chapter allow this book to be used for self-study.

Handbook of Machine and Computer Vision
by Alexander Hornberg

The second edition of this accepted reference work has been updated to reflect the rapid developments in the field and now covers both 2D and 3D imaging.
Written by expert practitioners from leading companies operating in machine vision, this one-stop handbook guides readers through all aspects of image acquisition and image processing, including optics, electronics and software. The authors approach the subject in terms of industrial applications, elucidating such topics as illumination and camera calibration. Initial chapters concentrate on the latest hardware aspects, ranging from lenses and camera systems to camera-computer interfaces, with the software necessary discussed to an equal depth in later sections. These include digital image basics as well as image analysis and image processing. The book concludes with extended coverage of industrial applications in optics and electronics, backed by case studies and design strategies for the conception of complete machine vision systems. As a result, readers are not only able to understand the latest systems, but also to plan and evaluate this technology.
With more than 500 images and tables to illustrate relevant principles and steps.

Computer Vision
by Pedram Azad, Tilo Gockel, Rüdiger Dillmann

Computer vision is probably the most exciting branch of image processing, and the number of applications in robotics, automation technology and quality control is constantly increasing. Unfortunately entering this research area is, as yet, not simple. Those who are interested must first go through a lot of books, publications and software libraries. With this book, however, the first step is easy. The theoretically founded content is understandable and is supplemented by many practical examples. Source code is provided with the specially developed platform-independent open source library IVT in the programming language C/C++. The use of the IVT is not necessary, but it does make for a much easier entry and allows first developments to be quickly produced.

Advances in Computer Vision and Information Technology
by K. V. Kale

The latest trends in information technology represent a new intellectual paradigm for scientific exploration and the visualization of scientific phenomena. This title covers the emerging technologies in the field. Academics, engineers, industrialists, scientists and researchers engaged in teaching, and research and development of computer science and information technology will find the book useful for their academic and research work. This text includes 225 articles covering the following topics:

  • Advance Networking and Security/Wireless Networking/Cyber Laws.
  • Advance Software Computing.
  • Artificial Intelligence/Natural Language Processing/Neural Networks.
  • Bioinformatics/Biometrics.
  • Data Mining/E-Commerce/E-Learning.
  • Image Processing, Content Based Image Retrieval, Medical and Bio-Medical Imaging, Wavelets.
  • Information Processing/Audio and Text Processing/Cryptology, Steganography and Digital Watermarking.
  • Pattern Recognition/Machine Vision/Image Motion, Video Processing.
  • Signal Processing and Communication/Remote Sensing.
  • Speech Processing & Recognition, Human Computer Interaction.
  • Information and Communication Technology.

Readings in Computer Vision
by Martin A. Fischler, Oscar Firschein

The field of computer vision combines techniques from physics, mathematics, psychology, artificial intelligence, and computer science to examine how machines might construct meaningful descriptions of their surrounding environment. The editors of this volume, prominent researchers and leaders of the SRI International AI Center Perception Group, have selected sixty papers, most published since 1980, with the viewpoint that computer vision is concerned with solving seven basic problems:

  • Reconstructing 3D scenes from 2D images
  • Decomposing images into their component parts
  • Recognizing and assigning labels to scene objects
  • Deducing and describing relations among scene objects
  • Determining the nature of computer architectures that can support the visual function
  • Representing abstractions in the world of computer memory
  • Matching stored descriptions to image representation

Each chapter of this volume addresses one of these problems through an introductory discussion, which identifies major ideas and summarizes approaches, and through reprints of key research papers. Two appendices on crucial assumptions in image interpretation and on parallel architectures for vision applications, a glossary of technical terms, and a comprehensive bibliography and index complete the volume.


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Soft Computing & Intelligent Systems

Analysis and Design of Intelligent Systems Using Soft Computing Techniques
by Patricia Melin, Oscar Castillo, Eduardo G. Ramírez, Witold Pedrycz

This book comprises a selection of papers from IFSA 2007 on new methods for ana- sis and design of hybrid intelligent systems using soft computing techniques. Soft Computing (SC) consists of several computing paradigms, including fuzzy logic, n- ral networks, and genetic algorithms, which can be used to produce powerful hybrid intelligent systems for solving problems in pattern recognition, time series prediction, intelligent control, robotics and automation. Hybrid intelligent systems that combine several SC techniques are needed due to the complexity and high dimensionality of real-world problems. Hybrid intelligent systems can have different architectures, which have an impact on the efficiency and accuracy of these systems, for this reason it is very important to optimize architecture design. The architectures can combine, in different ways, neural networks, fuzzy logic and genetic algorithms, to achieve the ultimate goal of pattern recognition, time series prediction, intelligent control, or other application areas. This book is intended to be a major reference for scientists and engineers interested in applying new computational and mathematical tools to design hybrid intelligent systems. This book can also be used as a reference for graduate courses like the f- lowing: soft computing, intelligent pattern recognition, computer vision, applied ar- ficial intelligence, and similar ones. The book is divided in to twelve main parts. Each part contains a set of papers on a common subject, so that the reader can find similar papers grouped together.

Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems Design
by Fakhreddine Karray, Fakhreddine O. Karray, Clarence W. De Silva

Traditional artificial intelligence (AI) techniques are based around mathematical techniques of symbolic logic, with programming in languages such as Prolog and LISP invented in the 1960s. These are referred to as “crisp” techniques by the soft computing community. The new wave of AI methods seeks inspiration from the world of biology, and is being used to create numerous real-world intelligent systems with the aid of soft computing tools. These new methods are being increasingly taught at the upper end of the curriculum, sometimes as an adjunct to traditional AI courses, and sometimes as a replacement for them. Where a more radical approach is taken and the course is being taught at an introductory level, we have recently published Negnevitsky’s book. Karray and Silva will be suitable for the majority of courses which will be found at an advanced level. Karray and de Silva cover the problem of control and intelligent systems design using soft-computing techniques in an integrated manner. They present both theory and applications, including industrial applications, and the book contains numerous worked examples, problems and case studies. Covering the state-of-the-art in soft-computing techniques, the book gives the reader sufficient knowledge to tackle a wide range of complex systems for which traditional techniques are inadequate.


Intelligent Systems and Soft Computing
by Behnam Azvine, Nader Azarmi, Detlef D. Nauck

Artificial intelligence has, traditionally focused on solving human-centered problems like natural language processing or common-sense reasoning. On the other hand, for a while now soft computing has been applied successfully in areas like pattern recognition, clustering, or automatic control. The papers in this book explore the possibility of bringing these two areas together.
This book is unique in the way it concentrates on building intelligent software systems by combining methods from diverse disciplines, such as fuzzy set theory, neuroscience, agent technology, knowledge discovery, and symbolic artificial intelligence. The first part of the book focuses on foundational aspects and future directions; the second part provides the reader with an overview of recently developed software tools for building flexible intelligent systems; the final section studies developed applications in various fields.

Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems
by Madan M. Gupta

The field of soft computing is emerging from the cutting edge research over the last ten years devoted to fuzzy engineering and genetic algorithms. The subject is being called soft computing and computational intelligence. With acceptance of the research fundamentals in these important areas, the field is expanding into direct applications through engineering and systems science.

This book cover the fundamentals of this emerging filed, as well as direct applications and case studies. There is a need for practicing engineers, computer scientists, and system scientists to directly apply “fuzzy” engineering into a wide array of devices and systems.


Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems
by Madan M. Gupta

Outline of a computational theory of perceptions based on computing with words / L.A. Zadeh — Introduction to soft computing and intelligent control systems / N.K. Sinha and M.M. Gupta — Computational issues in intelligent control / X.D. Koutsoukos and P.J. Antsaklis — Neural networks — a guided tour / S. Haykin — On generating variable structure organization using a genetic algorithm / A.K. Zaidi and A.H. Levis — Evolutionary algorithms and neural networks / R.G.S. Asthana — Neural networks and fuzzy systems / P. Musilek and M.M. Gupta — Fuzzy neural networks / P. Musilek and M.M. Gupta — A cursory look at parallel and distributed architectures and biologically inspired computing / S.K. Basu — Developments in learning control systems / J.X. Xu … [et al.] — Techniques for genetic adaptive control / W.K. Lennon and K.M. Passino — Cooperative behavior of intelligent agents : theory and practice / L. Vlacic, A. Engwirda, and M. Kajitani — Expert systems in process diagnosis …

Hybrid Intelligent Systems for Pattern Recognition Using Soft Computing
by Patricia Melin, Oscar Castillo

This monograph describes new methods for intelligent pattern recognition using soft computing techniques including neural networks, fuzzy logic, and genetic algorithms. Hybrid intelligent systems that combine several soft computing techniques are needed due to the complexity of pattern recognition problems. Hybrid intelligent systems can have different architectures, which have an impact on the efficiency and accuracy of pattern recognition systems, to achieve the ultimate goal of pattern recognition. This book also shows results of the application of hybrid intelligent systems to real-world problems of face, fingerprint, and voice recognition. This monograph is intended to be a major reference for scientists and engineers applying new computational and mathematical tools to intelligent pattern recognition and can be also used as a textbook for graduate courses in soft computing, intelligent pattern recognition, computer vision, or applied artificial intelligence.


Handbook of Research on Novel Soft Computing Intelligent Algorithms
by Pandian Vasant

As technologies grow more complex, modeling and simulation of new intelligent systems becomes increasingly challenging and nuanced; specifically in diverse fields such as medicine, engineering, and computer science. Handbook of Research on Novel Soft Computing Intelligent Algorithms: Theory and Practical Applications explores emerging technologies and best practices to effectively address concerns inherent in properly optimizing advanced systems. With applications in areas such as bio-engineering, space exploration, industrial informatics, information security, and nuclear and renewable energies, this exceptional reference will serve as an important tool for decision makers, managers, researchers, economists, and industrialists across a wide range of scientific fields.

International Proceedings on Advances in Soft Computing, Intelligent Systems and Applications
by M. Sreenivasa Reddy, K. Viswanath, Shiva Prasad K.M.

The book focuses on the state-of-the-art technologies pertaining to advances in soft computing, intelligent system and applications. The Proceedings of ASISA 2016 presents novel and original work in soft computing, intelligent system and applications by the experts and budding researchers. These are the cutting edge technologies that have immense application in various fields. The papers discuss many real world complex problems that cannot be easily handled with traditional mathematical methods. The exact solution of the problems at hand can be achieved with soft computing techniques. Soft computing represents a collection of computational techniques inheriting inspiration from evolutionary algorithms, nature inspired algorithms, bio-inspired algorithms, neural networks and fuzzy logic.


Soft Computing Based Modeling in Intelligent Systems
by Valentina Emilia Balas, János Fodor, Annamária R. Várkonyi-Kóczy

The book “Soft Computing Based Modeling in Intelligent Systems”contains the – tended works originally presented at the IEEE International Workshop SOFA 2005 and additional papers. SOFA, an acronym for SOFt computing and Applications, is an international wo- shop intended to advance the theory and applications of intelligent systems and soft computing. Lotfi Zadeh, the inventor of fuzzy logic, has suggested the term “Soft Computing.” He created the Berkeley Initiative of Soft Computing (BISC) to connect researchers working in these new areas of AI. Professor Zadeh participated actively in our wo- shop. Soft Computing techniques are tolerant to imprecision, uncertainty and partial truth. Due to the large variety and complexity of the domain, the constituting methods of Soft Computing are not competing for a comprehensive ultimate solution. Instead they are complementing each other, for dedicated solutions adapted to each specific pr- lem. Hundreds of concrete applications are already available in many domains. Model based approaches offer a very challenging way to integrate a priori knowledge into procedures. Due to their flexibility, robustness, and easy interpretability, the soft c- puting applications will continue to have an exceptional role in our technologies. The applications of Soft Computing techniques in emerging research areas show its mat- ity and usefulness. The IEEE International Workshop SOFA 2005 held Szeged-Hungary and Arad- Romania in 2005 has led to the publication of these two edited volumes. This volume contains Soft Computing methods and applications in modeling, optimisation and prediction.