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Digital Video Surveillance and Security, 2nd Edition

Digital Video Surveillance and Security, 2nd Edition

By: Anthony C. Caputo

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 18-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 20-APR-2014

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The use of digital surveillance technology is rapidly growing as it becomes significantly cheaper for live and remote monitoring. The second edition of Digital Video Surveillance and Security provides the most current and complete reference for security professionals and consultants as they plan, design, and implement surveillance systems to secure their places of business. By providing the necessary explanations of terms, concepts, and technological capabilities, this revised edition addresses the newest technologies and solutions available on the market today. With clear...

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Pattern Cutting for Clothing Using CAD

Pattern Cutting for Clothing Using CAD

By: M Stott

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-OCT-2012

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The invention of computer aided design (CAD) has revolutionised pattern cutting for clothing. Lectra’s Modaris pattern cutting software is a key tool in pattern production. Using a practical approach and clear examples throughout, Pattern cutting for clothing using CAD is an essential guide for all users of Lectra Modaris. Beginning with an overview of the role of patterns in clothing manufacture, the key documents and tools of the trade are discussed before the keyboard, mouse and screen layout in Lectra Modaris are introduced. Title blocks and all aspects of digitising a clothing...

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Innovative Jacquard Textile Design Using Digital Technologies

Innovative Jacquard Textile Design Using Digital Technologies

By: F Ng; J Zhou

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 26-FEB-2013

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Jacquard fabrics feature intricately woven designs. Through the use of digital technology, new design concepts, principles and methods for producing jacquard fabrics have been established, facilitating the creation of a range of novel effects. Innovative jacquard textile design using digital technologies is a unique guide to the fundamental design principles, techniques and applications resulting from this important development. Beginning with an introduction to jacquard textile design, the book goes on to give an overview of the development of jacquard fabrics and textile design...

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3D Math Primer for Graphics and Game Development, 2nd Edition

3D Math Primer for Graphics and Game Development, 2nd Edition

By: Fletcher Dunn; Ian Parberry

Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press

Publication Date: 02-NOV-2011

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This engaging book presents the essential mathematics needed to describe, simulate, and render a 3D world. Reflecting both academic and in-the-trenches practical experience, the authors teach you how to describe objects and their positions, orientations, and trajectories in 3D using mathematics. The text provides an introduction to mathematics for game designers, including the fundamentals of coordinate spaces, vectors, and matrices. It also covers orientation in three dimensions, calculus and dynamics, graphics, and parametric curves. ...

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TV White Space Spectrum Technologies: Regulations, Standards, and Applications

TV White Space Spectrum Technologies: Regulations, Standards, and Applications

By: Rashid Saeed; Stephen Shellhammer

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 21-DEC-2011

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This book explains the TV white space concept and looks at how these spaces can be used to bring new applications and uses to customers. The text provides an extensive survey of this new technology, exploring various application areas as well as open areas for research. In addition, it discusses business opportunities and addresses deployment challenges. The book also covers regulations and system requirements. Other topics discussed include collaborative sensing, spectrum sharing, and interoperability. ...

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The Image Processing Handbook, Sixth Edition

The Image Processing Handbook, Sixth Edition

By: John Russ

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 07-APR-2011

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This sixth edition explores the tools used to acquire, process, and analyze data contained in images, for a wide variety of scientific fields. Using new examples and diagrams, it presents new sections on selecting a camera with resolution appropriate for use on light microscopes, the ability of current cameras to capture raw images with high dynamic range, and imaging in more than two dimensions. The book also discusses Dmax for x-ray images and combining images with different exposure settings to further extend the dynamic range. New coverage also includes shape measurements and...

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Sustainability in Engineering Design

Sustainability in Engineering Design

By: Anthony Johnson; Andy Gibson

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 11-FEB-2014

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Designed for use in engineering design courses, and as a reference for industry professionals learning sustainable design concepts and practical methods, Sustainability in Engineering Design focuses on designers as the driving force behind sustainable products. This book introduces sustainability concepts and explains the application of sustainable methods to the engineering design process. The book also covers important design topics such as project and team management, client management, performance prediction, and the social and environmental effects of sustainable engineering...

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Information Governance: Concepts, Strategies, and Best Practices

Information Governance: Concepts, Strategies, and Best Practices

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 21-APR-2014

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Proven and emerging strategies for addressing document and records management risk within the framework of information governance principles and best practices Information Governance (IG) is a rapidly emerging "super discipline" and is now being applied to electronic document and records management, email, social media, cloud computing, mobile computing, and, in fact, the management and output of information organization-wide. IG leverages information technologies to enforce policies, procedures and controls to manage information risk in compliance with legal and litigation demands,...

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High Performance Responsive Design

High Performance Responsive Design

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 15-SEP-2014

Insert Date: 18-APR-2014

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Responsive Web Design (RWD) requires a more abstract way of responding to a user's behavior and environment. There’s a delicate balance between designing for a user's context and insuring that the performance of the design is not weighed down by special elements. High Performance Responsive Design is the first book to approach RWD with performance in mind. You'll learn how to create website designs that are both high performing and compelling for the context of the user....

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Nano-scale CMOS Analog Circuits: Models and CAD Techniques for High-Level Design

Nano-scale CMOS Analog Circuits: Models and CAD Techniques for High-Level Design

By: Soumya Pandit; Chittaranjan Mandal; Amit Patra

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 20-FEB-2014

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The objective of this book is twofold. First is to introduce to traditional analog design professionals the various structured CAD approaches for analog design, desired knowledge about the physics of MOS transistors, device modeling, nano-scale characterization and challenges, and CAD techniques to handle them. Second is to motivate young researchers and post-graduate students to develop research careers in the high-level analog design automation domain. This book presents the foundation knowledge for them. ...

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Image Analysis and Modeling in Ophthalmology

Image Analysis and Modeling in Ophthalmology

By: Eddie Ng; U. Acharya; Jasjit Suri; Aurelio Campilho

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 11-FEB-2014

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Successful thermal modeling of the human eye helps in the early diagnosis of eye abnormalities such as inflammation, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma—all leading causes of blindness. This book presents a unified work of eye imaging and modeling techniques that have been proposed and applied to ophthalmologic problems. It delves into various morphological, texture, higher order spectra, and wavelet transformation techniques used to extract important diagnostic features from images, which can then be analyzed by a data scientist for automated diagnosis. ...

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Getting Started in ZBrush

Getting Started in ZBrush

By: Greg Johnson

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 16-APR-2014

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Getting Started in ZBrush is a gentle introduction to ZBrush, today’s premier digital sculpting program. Beginning with the fundamentals of digital sculpting as well as a thorough introduction to the user interface, Getting Started in ZBrush will have you creating a variety of professional-level 3D models in no-time. More than just another button-pushing manual, this comprehensive guide is packed with start-to-finish projects that ease you into the workflow of the program, while at the same time providing tips and tricks that will allow you to achieve certain tasks much more...

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Fearless Drawing

Fearless Drawing

By: Kerry Lemon

Publisher: Quarry Books

Publication Date: 01-JUN-2014

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Fearless Drawing is a fun and beautiful book exploring how to rediscover the joy of drawing. There is a terrific fear attached to drawing, a frozen panic, a cry of I can’t draw! Embark on 22 adventures to re-ignite the profound joy and artistic passion of drawing for every reader. Author Kerry Lemon uses a wide range of exercises and encouraging guidance to allow the reader to fall in love with the process of physically creating marks and shapes across a page. Only by enjoying the process will you begin to draw regularly, and of course, lots of drawing leads to lots of improvement! As...

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Drawing Type

Drawing Type

By: Alex Fowkes

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 01-APR-2014

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Part inspiration and part workbook, the images of hand-drawn type will inspire and excite any designer to draw and explore type. Drawing Type features real-world projects and sketchbooks of well-known type designers, including interviews about their processes. ...

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Photoshop Elements 12 All-in-One For Dummies

Photoshop Elements 12 All-in-One For Dummies

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Publisher: For Dummies

Publication Date: 28-OCT-2013

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Make ordinary photos extraordinary with Photoshop Elements 12 All-in-One For Dummies! Whether you prefer to snap shots on your smartphone or don't ever leave home without your DSLR, chances are you have way more photos than you ever dreamed possible. Photoshop Elements 12 All-in-One For Dummies is here to help you get those pictures organized and turn your favorite shots into amazing images. This information-packed, full-color guide features nine minibooks covering all aspects of the image-editing process. From learning what's new with Elements 12, finding your way around the workspace,...

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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Photoshop Elements 12

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Photoshop Elements 12

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Publisher: Visual

Publication Date: 21-OCT-2013

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Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something — and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 160 Photoshop Elements tasks. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on Photoshop Elements 12 in no time. You'll learn to: Use both the Organizer and Editor Import photos from various sources Enhance lighting and color Restore old photos and add effects Save, back up,...

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Adobe Lightroom mobile: Your Lightroom on the Go

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Adobe Lightroom mobile: Your Lightroom on the Go

By: Jeff Carlson

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 08-APR-2014

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Where are your photos? Anywhere you are! With Adobe Lightroom mobile, you are no longer wedded to just one place or one device. Whether you’re on vacation, working in the field, or sitting on your couch, Lightroom mobile is your remote link to your full Lightroom library. No plugging in to your computer, no manual syncing, no hassle.   You can review and edit your photos on your iPad 2 or later and know that the changes will be ready when you return to the computer later. Without worrying about how to access your Lightroom library, you can focus your energy on finding new...

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Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Second Edition

Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Second Edition

By: Laurie S. Excell

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 25-APR-2014

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Now that you’ve bought an amazing new DSLR, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to teach you how to take great shots. That’s where Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Second Edition, comes in, teaching you the fundamentals of composition—the creative arrangement of elements in the shot, and the way a viewer’s eye travels through an image—so you can get great shots no matter what gear you use. In this book, author and professional photographer Laurie Excell starts with the basics of composition—such as the popular rule of thirds—and illustrates how elements like...

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The Art of the Documentary: Fifteen Conversations with Leading Directors, Cinematographers, Editors, and Producers, Second Edition

The Art of the Documentary: Fifteen Conversations with Leading Directors, Cinematographers, Editors, and Producers, Second Edition

By: Megan Cunningham

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 16-APR-2014

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Documentary filmmaking is a powerful and vital element to our society,  and those who are responsible for bringing real stories and issues to a creative medium often have an uncanny ability to make a deep connection to us with their art. Legendary directors and cinematographers such as the Maysles brothers, D.A. Pennabaker & Chris Hegedus, Errol Morris, or Ken Burns have vividly made their marks in recent decades and continue to inspire those who enter the field. Inexpensive video camera equipment and video editing software have helped fuel a new wave of truth-tellers, bringing the tools of...

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Simplicity in the Details: Designing Faster Web and Mobile Interactions

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Simplicity in the Details: Designing Faster Web and Mobile Interactions

By: Giles Golborne

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 02-APR-2014

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It’s the tiny details that delight customers. Creating an exceptional interface, whether it’s for a web page, an app, or even products like bank ATMs, leads to loyal customers and word of mouth recommendations. This guide by UX design leader, Giles Colborne, focuses on how to create extraordinarily simple interfaces by paying attention to the details. Complementing his book Simple and Usable Web, Mobile, and Interaction Design, Giles offers practical advice on how to create better web and mobile interactions. • Explore how to make interfaces that are effective, efficient, and satisfying •...