Seeing Between The Pixels

Autore: Christine Strothotte
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642603610
Grandezza: 68,82 MB
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This practical and informative book highlights the relationship between pictures and linguistic representations of information. The authors define a new classification for pictures that focuses on the tasks users carry out with the help of images on computer screens, and present a model for analyzing and influencing the flow of information. For specialists in computer science, the book bridges the gap between computer graphics and human-computer interaction, while for general readers, it offers a wealth of insights and practical advice on how to use pictures as a medium of communication.

Seeing Like A Rover

Autore: Janet Vertesi
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022615601X
Grandezza: 51,25 MB
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Vista: 7771
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In the years since the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit and Opportunity first began transmitting images from the surface of Mars, we have become familiar with the harsh, rocky, rusty-red Martian landscape. But those images are much less straightforward than they may seem to a layperson: each one is the result of a complicated set of decisions and processes involving the large team behind the Rovers. With Seeing Like a Rover, Janet Vertesi takes us behind the scenes to reveal the work that goes into creating our knowledge of Mars. Every photograph that the Rovers take, she shows, must be processed, manipulated, and interpreted—and all that comes after team members negotiate with each other about what they should even be taking photographs of in the first place. Vertesi’s account of the inspiringly successful Rover project reveals science in action, a world where digital processing uncovers scientific truths, where images are used to craft consensus, and where team members develop an uncanny intimacy with the sensory apparatus of a robot that is millions of miles away. Ultimately, Vertesi shows, every image taken by the Mars Rovers is not merely a picture of Mars—it’s a portrait of the whole Rover team, as well.

Seeing Stars

Autore: C. R. Kitchin
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540760306
Grandezza: 33,74 MB
Formato: PDF
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This essential and highly-illustrated guide is for anyone taking their first steps in observational astronomy. It shows what you can expect to see, helping you get the most from your equipment. This unique book gives amateurs the guidance and assurance they need to become more proficient observers.

Pro Java Me Apps

Autore: Ovidiu Iliescu
Editore: Apress
ISBN: 1430233281
Grandezza: 76,11 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 2592
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Pro Java ME Apps gives you, the developer, the know-how required for writing sophisticated Java ME applications and for taking advantage of this huge potential market. Java ME is the largest mobile software platform in the world, supported by over 80% of all phones. You'll cover what Java ME is and how it compares to other mobile software platforms, how to properly design and structure Java ME applications, how to think like an experienced Java ME developer, what common problems and pitfalls you may run into, how to optimize your code, and many other key topics. Unlike other Java ME books out there, which only teach the reader the basics of Java ME by way of a few simple examples, this book presents a broader, eagle-eye picture of a complete Java ME application and what writing one involves. From there, the book presents, explains, and helps you to implement all the essential aspects of Java ME development, from the user interface to client-server communication. As this unfolds, the decisions and reasoning behind the code are also presented. The book assumes that the reader is already familiar with Java ME and Java applications in general. Based on and geared towards real-life Java ME scenarios Guides the reader through the entire process of developing a high-quality Java ME application Explains the decisions made at each step, gives advice and examples of good practices vs. bad practices

Faint Object Camera Instrument Handbook

Autore: Antonella Nota
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 30,19 MB
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Vista: 7272
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Animation From Pencils To Pixels

Autore: Tony White
Editore: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136144218
Grandezza: 25,25 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7710
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Just add talent! Award-winning animator Tony White brings you the ultimate book for digital animation. Here you will find the classic knowledge of many legendary techniques revealed, paired with information relevant to today's capable, state-of-the-art technologies. White leaves nothing out. What contemporary digital animators most need to know can be found between this book's covers - from conceptions to creation and through the many stages of the production pipeline to distribution. This book is intended to serve as your one-stop how-to animation guide. Whether you're new to animation or a very experienced digital animator, here you'll find fundamentals, key classical techniques, and professional advice that will strengthen your work and well-roundedness as an animator. Speaking from experience, White presents time-honored secrets of professional animaton with a warm, masterly, and knowledgeable approach that has evolved from over 30 years as an award-winning animator/director. The book's enclosed CD-Rom presents classic moments from animation's history through White's personal homage to traditional drawn animation, "Endangered Species." Using movie clips and still images from the film, White shares the 'making of' journal of the film, detailing each step, with scene-by-scene descriptions, technique by technique. Look for the repetitive stress disorder guide on the CD-Rom, called, "Mega-hurts." Watch the many movie clips for insights into the versatility that a traditional, pencil-drawn approach to animaton can offer.

Annales Geophysicae

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Android Apps For Absolute Beginners

Autore: Wallace Jackson
Editore: Apress
ISBN: 1484200195
Grandezza: 78,33 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 577
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Anybody can start building multimedia apps for the Android platform, and this book will show you how! Now updated to include both Android 4.4 and the new Android L, Android Apps for Absolute Beginners, Third Edition takes you through the process of getting your first Android apps up and running using plain English and practical examples. If you have a great idea for an Android app, but have never programmed before, then this book is for you. This book cuts through the fog of jargon and mystery that surrounds Android apps development, and gives you simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started. Teaches Android application development in language anyone can understand, giving you the best possible start in Android development Provides simple, step-by-step examples that make learning easy, allowing you to pick up the concepts without fuss Offers clear code descriptions and layout so that you can get your apps running as soon as possible This book covers both Android 4.4 (KitKat) and Android L, but is also backwards compatible to cover the previous Android releases since Android 1.5.

The New Amateur Astronomer

Autore: Martin Mobberley
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781852336639
Grandezza: 61,69 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 3154
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Amateur astronomy has changed beyond recognition in less than two decades. The reason is, of course, technology. Affordable high-quality telescopes, computer-controlled 'go to' mountings, autoguiders, CCD cameras, video, and (as always) computers and the Internet, are just a few of the advances that have revolutionized astronomy for the twenty-first century. Martin Mobberley first looks at the basics before going into an in-depth study of what’s available commercially. He then moves on to the revolutionary possibilities that are open to amateurs, from imaging, through spectroscopy and photometry, to patrolling for near-earth objects - the search for comets and asteroids that may come close to, or even hit, the earth. The New Amateur Astronomer is a road map of the new astronomy, equally suitable for newcomers who want an introduction, or old hands who need to keep abreast of innovations. From the reviews: "This is one of several dozen books in Patrick Moore's "Practical Astronomy" series. Amid this large family, Mobberley finds his niche: the beginning high-tech amateur. The book's first half discusses equipment: computer-driven telescopes, CCD cameras, imaging processing software, etc. This market is changing every bit as rapidly as the computer world, so these details will be current for only a year or two. The rest of the book offers an overview of scientific projects that serious amateurs are carrying out these days. Throughout, basic formulas and technical terms are provided as needed, without formal derivations. An appendix with useful references and Web sites is also included. Readers will need more than this book if they are considering a plunge into high-tech amateur astronomy, but it certainly will whet their appetites. Mobberley's most valuable advice will save the book's owner many times its cover price: buy a quality telescope from a reputable dealer and install it in a simple shelter so it can be used with as little set-up time as possible. A poor purchase choice and the hassle of setting up are why most fancy telescopes gather dust in their owners' dens. Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers; lower- and upper-division undergraduates."( T. D. Oswalt, CHOICE, March 2005)

Iphoto 6 For Mac Os X

Autore: Adam Engst
Editore: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 9780132712453
Grandezza: 80,47 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1564
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Need to learn iPhoto 6 fast? Try a Visual QuickStart! This best-selling reference’s visual format and step-by-step, task-based instructions will have you up and running with this great iLife 06 application in no time. Best-selling author and instructor Adam Engst uses crystal-clear instructions, full-color illustrations, and friendly prose to introduce you to everything from importing, tagging, editing, and perfecting images to creating slideshows and photo albums to easy online Web publishing. You’ll also learn about everything new in iPhoto 6, including enhanced editing and special effects, calendars and cards, photocasting, and more!

A Practical Guide To Lightcurve Photometry And Analysis

Autore: Brian Warner
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387293653
Grandezza: 72,11 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 8627
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Tools for amateur astronomers who wish to go beyond CCD imaging and step into ‘serious’ science. The text offers techniques for gathering, analyzing, and publishing data, and describes joint projects in which amateurs and students can take part. Readers learn to recognize and avoid common errors in gathering photometry data, with detailed examples for analysis. Includes reviews of available software, with screen shots and useful tips.

The Reconfigured Eye

Autore: William J. Mitchell
Editore: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262631600
Grandezza: 44,42 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 792
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An analysis of the digital imaging revolution. It describes the technology of digital imaging and looks at how it is changing the way we explore ideas, at its aesthetic potential and at the ethical questions raised. Topics include electronic brushstrokes, virtual cameras, synthetic shading and more.

Journal Of The Italian Astronomical Society

Autore: Società astronomica italiana
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 64,43 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4869
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Revista Mexicana De Astronom A Y Astrof Sica

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Grandezza: 28,75 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 4757
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Gimp Bible

Autore: Jason van Gumster
Editore: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 9781118081136
Grandezza: 46,13 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 2230
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The ultimate reference and guide to the GNU image manipulation program GIMP is a free, Photoshop-like image manipulation program, and as its use grows, so does the demand for detailed instruction on how to get the very most out of it. GIMP Bible is the most comprehensive and current independent GIMP reference available that goes beyond official documentation. If you're a digital artist or photographer, the step-by-step explanations in this authoritative guide show you how to power-use GIMP throughout a production pipeline. Topics include understanding the GIMP interface and how to work with it, how to use all of GIMP's tools to create high-quality images, GIMP's default filters and plug-ins, advanced techniques for customization with Python and Scheme scripting, and much more. GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free graphics editor that runs on Linux, Windows, or Macs; it is used to process digital graphics and photographs including creating graphics and logos, resizing and cropping photos, altering colors, combining images, creating basic GIF animated images, and more Whether you're a digital artist, professional photographer, or beginner, this detailed how-to shows you best practices, valuable techniques, and helpful tips for getting the most out of GIMP for your projects Topics include the GIMP interface and how to work with it, in-depth description of GIMP's tools and how to use them to create high-quality images, a comprehensive reference for all of GIMP's default filters and common plug-ins, and advanced customization with Python and Scheme scripting Get the most out of this free image editing tool for your production pipeline with the GIMP Bible. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Gaging With Vision Systems

Autore: Nello Zuech
Editore: Society of Manufacturing Engineers
ISBN:
Grandezza: 37,66 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 9048
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Signs And Emblems

Autore: Erhardt D. Stiebner
Editore:
ISBN: 9783765418600
Grandezza: 17,93 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6519
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Adobe Indesign Cs

Autore: Deke McClelland
Editore: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596007362
Grandezza: 54,97 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3373
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This step-by-step book and accompanying CD gets readers working with InDesign--a popular page layout/publishing program--immediately so they can build real-world projects while mastering fundamental and advanced concepts. Original. (Beginner).

The Macintosh Designer S Guide To Digital Imaging

Autore: Carl Sesto
Editore: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN:
Grandezza: 58,69 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7145
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The total guide to graphics publishing for Mac desktop designers and publishers Who is this book for? It's for Macintosh desktop designers and publishers who want to more fully and creatively control their images. It's also for the desktop publisher whose experience has been limited entirely to text, but who feels ready to take the plunge and incorporate vibrant, professional-quality graphics into brochures, newsletters, and other text-based publications. Why is this book for you? The Macintosh Designer's Guide to Digital Imaging teaches you a full range of techniques for converting images into digital form that can then be manipulated and modified. Written by an accomplished digital graphic artist for a nontechnical audience, it walks you step-by-step through every phase of the imaging process, including: 4 Scanning 4 Color correction 4 Retouching 4 Sharpening 4 Color separating 4 Saving for output The Macintosh Designer's Guide to Digital Imaging emphasizes real-world techniques for controlling the quality of your printed images, but gives you the technical background you need to understand fundamental imaging methods. You'll get tons of easy-to-follow advice and guidance on calibrating your monitor, coordinating your image manipulation and page layout programs, and all the other basic technical procedures you need in order to create professional-quality, graphically rich publications for paper or electronic media. With 16 Pages of Full-Color Examples

Faust

Autore: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Editore: Oberon Books Limited
ISBN:
Grandezza: 16,79 MB
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Translates early nineteenth-century German dramatist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's masterpiece, "Faust," about a highly educated man who bargains his soul to gain the ultimate measure of knowledge and power.