Following the Sun: A Bicycle Pilgrimage From Andalusia to by John Hanson Mitchell

By John Hanson Mitchell

An entrancing, sun-drenched bicycle trip, from the shores of southern Spain to sun temples within the Outer Hebrides. during this nice banquet of armchair commute, John Hanson Mitchell tells of his fifteen-hundred-mile journey on a trusty previous Peugeot bicycle from the port of Cadiz to only lower than the Arctic Circle. He follows the eu spring up via southern Spain, the wine and oyster nation close to Bordeaux, to Versailles (the palace of the "Sun King"), Wordsworth's Lake District, precipitous Scottish highlands, and at last to a Druid temple at the island of Lewis within the Hebrides, a spot the place Midsummer is well known in pagan majesty because the near-midnight solar dips after which quick rises over the horizon. In actual John Mitchell type this trip is interspersed with delusion, common background, and formality, all revolving round the entice and lore of the solar, culturally and traditionally. the adventure is as scrumptious because it is interesting, with an allure for all those that glance south in February and are interested in dunes, picnics below fortress partitions, spring flora, terraced vineyards, Moorish outposts, magic and celebrations. in brief, to every little thing below the solar. A Merloyd Lawrence booklet

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Interventions: Activists and Academics Respond to Violence by Elizabeth A. Castelli, Janet R. Jakobsen

By Elizabeth A. Castelli, Janet R. Jakobsen

This assortment brings jointly most sensible students to debate the importance of violence from an international point of view and the intersections among the worldwide constructions of violence and extra localized and intimate different types of violence. Activists and lecturers think about questions akin to; are there events during which violence might be politically supported? Are non-violent or anti-war activities within the US in a position to successfully reply to violence? will we have to reconsider our knowing of either 'religion' and 'secularism' in mild of the present international state of affairs? Have new paradigms been constructed in keeping with violence? The essays during this assortment supply inclusive research of specific occasions and artistic choices to the omnipresence of violence.

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Hungary Adventure Guide (Adventure Guides) by Dante Mena

By Dante Mena

The writer is a resident of Budapest, who is aware the zone in detail and takes us backstage to find its most sensible good points the attractions, the areas to stick and devour, the procuring, and the entire actions. thousands of individuals each year hike into, motorcycle, force or climb into the golf green valleys and limestone mountain ridges of Hungary s nationwide parks and the Zempl?©n hills. Storks, eagles, wrens, blackbirds, woodpeckers, and flocks of hundreds of thousands make their domestic in forests, grasslands, and cliff-sides. Majestic antlered stags and deer variety the wooded area. clean springs and chilly transparent creeks tumble down from the mountains. the writer takes us there. Sitting astride the Danube, Budapest has been referred to as the Paris of japanese Europe and The Pearl of the Danube. there are millions of eating places and almost every kind of food. lodges and nightspots are only as various and the writer courses us to the easiest of all of them. this can be the one consultant illustrated with colour maps and images all through.

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CCTV surveillance: analog and digital video practices and by Herman Kruegle

By Herman Kruegle

The earlier decade has obvious closed circuit tv (CCTV) know-how come to be a different entity in the huge and constructing safety undefined. Its profitable implementation calls for knowing of many technical disciplines, all of that are special during this publication. From scene illumination, to sign transmission, to exhibit and recording expertise, CCTV Surveillance is the single booklet to be had which teaches all of the features of CCTV. CCTV has develop into the the most important element within the total defense process. simply because the proverb 'a photo is worthy 1000 phrases' applies in way of life, so too does the CCTV photo give you the crucial aspect to the winning safeguard approach. CCTV Surveillance is written in a structure beneficial to the scholar drawn to defense, the procedure clothier, advisor, architect and engineer, in addition to the tip user-management or the safety director. every one bankruptcy starts with an outline of the topic for the chief and defense director, and proceeds with the speculation, layout and info crucial for winning implementation. All chapters are good illustrated - diagrams, tables, pictures to supply entire details for all reader different types. A complete word list defines phrases primary to CCTV and electro-optics and aids to appreciate the topic.

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Multimedia image and video processing by Ling Guan, Yifeng He, Sun-Yuan Kung

By Ling Guan, Yifeng He, Sun-Yuan Kung

"As multimedia functions became a part of modern lifestyle, quite a few paradigm-shifting applied sciences in multimedia processing have emerged over the past decade. considerably up to date with 21 new chapters, Multimedia snapshot and Video Processing, moment variation explores the newest advances in multimedia learn and functions. This variation provides a accomplished remedy of multimedia information

"In the previous 10 years, we've got witnessed major advances in multimedia study and functions. a large number of new applied sciences were invented for numerous primary multimedia examine difficulties. they're aiding the computing machines higher understand, manage, and retrieve the multimedia content material. With the fast improvement of multimedia and software program, these days we will be able to simply make, entry and percentage enormous multimedia contents, that can no longer be imagined basically 10 years before"-- Read more...

summary: "As multimedia purposes became a part of modern everyday life, a variety of paradigm-shifting applied sciences in multimedia processing have emerged during the last decade. considerably up to date with 21 new chapters, Multimedia photograph and Video Processing, moment variation explores the latest advances in multimedia examine and purposes. This variation offers a finished therapy of multimedia info mining, safety, structures, coding, seek, undefined, and communications in addition to multimodal details fusion and interplay. essentially divided into seven components, the booklet starts off with a bit on criteria, basic equipment, layout matters, and average architectures. It then specializes in the coding of video and multimedia content material earlier than protecting multimedia seek, retrieval, and administration. After studying multimedia defense, the ebook describes multimedia communications and networking and explains the structure layout and implementation for multimedia snapshot and video processing. It concludes with a piece on multimedia platforms and functions. Written by means of essentially the most favourite specialists within the box, this up to date variation offers readers with the newest study in multimedia processing and equips them with complex options for the layout of multimedia systems"--

"In the prior 10 years, we now have witnessed major advances in multimedia examine and purposes. a large number of new applied sciences were invented for varied primary multimedia study difficulties. they're supporting the computing machines larger understand, arrange, and retrieve the multimedia content material. With the speedy improvement of multimedia and software program, these days we will be able to simply make, entry and percentage significant multimedia contents, that can now not be imagined in simple terms 10 years sooner than"

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Not For Tourists Guide to London 2016 by Not For Tourists

By Not For Tourists

With info on every little thing from enormous Ben to Brick Lane, this is often the one consultant a local or traveller needs.
Whether you've known as London your place for many years or simply arrived final evening, there's details within the now not For travelers consultant to London you might want to comprehend. This map-based, neighborhood-by-neighborhood consultant may help you grasp this impressive urban like a professional. jam-packed with over a hundred and fifty maps and millions of listings for eating places, outlets, theaters, and under-the-radar spots, you won't discover a larger advisor to London.
Want to attain tickets to an immense Arsenal or Chelsea soccer fit? NFT has you lined. How approximately royal sightseeing at Buckingham Palace? We've acquired that, too. the easiest Indian eating place, theater adventure, bookstall, or cultural site—whatever you need—NFT places it at your fingertips. This mild and conveyable advisor additionally features:

• a useful highway index

• A foldout map of the London Underground and bus system

• Profiles of over a hundred neighborhoods

• Listings for museums, landmarks, the easiest procuring, and more
You don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to unravel the mysteries of London: NFT has all of the solutions!

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Video Coding: The Second Generation Approach by Luis Torres, Murat Kunt

By Luis Torres, Murat Kunt

In fresh years there was an expanding curiosity in moment new release picture and Video Coding suggestions. those ideas introduce new strategies from photo research that vastly enhance the functionality of the coding schemes for terribly excessive compression. This curiosity has been additional emphasised through the longer term MPEG four normal.
moment iteration picture and video coding concepts are the ensemble of ways presenting new and extra effective photo representations than the traditional canonical shape. therefore, the human visible process turns into a primary a part of the encoding/decoding chain. extra perception to tell apart among first and moment iteration could be received whether it is spotted that picture and video coding is largely performed in steps. First, picture information are switched over right into a series of messages and, moment, code phrases are assigned to the messages. equipment of the 1st new release placed the emphasis at the moment step, while tools of the second one new release placed it at the first step and use on hand effects for the second one step. because of together with the human visible procedure, moment new release will be additionally noticeable as an procedure of seeing the picture composed by means of diversified entities referred to as items. this means that the picture or series of pictures have first to be analyzed and/or segmented so as to locate the entities.
it really is during this context that we have got chosen during this publication 3 major methods as moment new release video coding concepts:

  • Segmentation-based schemes
  • version dependent Schemes
  • Fractal established Schemes £/LIST£ Video Coding: the second one iteration Approach is a vital advent to the hot coding strategies for video. As such, all researchers, scholars and practitioners operating in picture processing will locate this publication of interest.

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    Memory, Politics and Identity: Haunted by History by C. McGrattan

    By C. McGrattan

    The query of ways to maneuver past contentious pasts routines societies around the globe. targeting the Northern Irish case, reminiscence, id, Politics examines how ancient injustices proceed to hang-out modern lives, and the way institutional and juridical ways to 'dealing' with the earlier usually collapse to at most sensible a silencing consensus and at worst a re-marginalizing of sufferers. Drawing on principles from post-colonial concept and transitional justice in addition to thinkers equivalent to Derrida, Ricoeur and Pocock, this publication offers a clean standpoint at the residual strength of background in post-conflict occasions. It maps the copy of principles and narratives via media and cultural representations and means that the reply to the query of relocating ahead could be positioned within the blend of ancient accuracy and moral pluralism.

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    Peep Shows: Cult Film and the Cine-Erotic by Xavier Mendik

    By Xavier Mendik

    From mediations on particular imagery and profiles of famous performers to discussions of nationwide nudities and the titillating thrills of recent applied sciences, cine-erotica has turn into an important and subversive class of up to date movie, media, and cultural experiences.

    Expanding on contemporary paintings in gender, cultural, and audience-based reviews, Peep exhibits: Cult movie and the Cine-Erotic examines the worldwide traditions of cult erotica, explaining key styles, paradigms, and performers from the realm of cult celluloid sexuality. Peep Shows contains profiles of porn performers and icons comparable to Ron Jeremy, Betty web page, Catherine Breillat, and Joe D'Amato. Essays additionally presents case experiences of up to date porn parodies, lesbian erotica, jap red porn cinema, Café Flesh, the Seduction cinema label, the dominatrix in erotic cinema, lady porn audience, burlesque cinema programming, and porno stylish soundtracks. the quantity good points unique interviews with erotic performers Seka, greenback Angel, Misty Mundae, Christina 'Thriller' Lindberg, and the prolific porn manufacturer, Michael L. Raso.

    * hide photograph from VIVA © 2007 through Anna Biller

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    Time (15 June 2015)

    Time united states is an international multimedia model; TIME journal, the world’s biggest weekly information journal, with a family viewers of 20 million and an international viewers of 25 million; 4 all over the world variants of TIME journal, together with TIME united states, TIME Asia, TIME South Pacific, and TIME Europe, Africa & the center East; and TIME’s different model extensions together with TIME sort & layout and TIME for children.

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