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A Flickering Light

By Jane Kirkpatrick
  • ISBN Code: : 0307459292
  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
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Returning to her Midwest roots, award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick draws a page from her grandmother's photo album to capture the interplay between shadow and light, temptation and faith that marks a woman's pursuit of her dreams. She took exquisite photographs, but her heart was the true image exposed. Fifteen-year-old Jessie Ann Gaebele loves nothing more than capturing a gorgeous Minnesota landscape when the sunlight casts its most mesmerizing shadows. So when F.J. Bauer hires her in 1907 to assist in his studio and darkroom, her dreams for a career in photography appear to find root in reality. With the infamous hazards of the explosive powder used for lighting and the toxic darkroom chemicals, photography is considered a man' s profession. Yet Jessie shows remarkable talent in both the artistry and business of running a studio. She proves less skillful, however, at managing her growing attraction to the very married Mr. Bauer. This luminous coming-of-age tale deftly exposes the intricate shadows that play across every dream worth pursuing–and the irresistible light that beckons the dreamer on.

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By V. P. Zinchenko
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1468415964
  • Total of Pages : 58
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 732
  • Pdf File: formation-of-visual-images.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Students of the ontogenesis of human behavior have the corresponding images become increasingly less long been aware that in the early stages of the obvious. child's development it is impossible to distinguish The situation is similar as regards the analy between perceptual, intellectual, and operative acts. sis of relations and connections between external, With time, perception becomes relatively indepen practical and internal, intellectual activity. The dent of practical, operative actions, and thinking be work of P. Ya. Gal'perin has shown that mental ac comes independent of both. For this reason, general tion is formed on the basis of external material ac psychologists tend to forget the genetic link between tions, with real objects. On the basis of contempo perceptual, intellectual, and operative processes. rary psychological and genetic-epistemological re As a result, thinking is investigated without behav search, A. N. Leont'ev has given convincing proof ior and behavior without thinking, or skills are in of the genetic link between external and internal vestigated without perception and perception without activity. He emphasizes in particular the role of action.

Unity 4 Fundamentals

By Alan Thorn
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1135921814
  • Total of Pages : 302
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 111
  • Pdf File: unity-4-fundamentals.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Get ahead of the game with Unity 4. The Unity engine is the tool of choice for many indie and AAA game developers. Unity 4 Fundamentals gives readers a head start on the road to game development by offering beginners a comprehensive, step by step introduction to the latest Unity 4 engine. The author takes a theory-to-practice approach to demonstrate what Unity 4 has to offer which includes: Asset management tools Real-time lighting and lightmapping Particle systems Navigation and pathfinding

The Visual System of Fish

By Ron Douglas,Mustafa Djamgoz
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9400904118
  • Total of Pages : 526
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 133
  • Pdf File: the-visual-system-of-fish.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A question often asked of those of us who work in the seemingly esoteric field of fish vision is, why? To some of us the answer seems obvious - how many other visual scientists get to dive in a tropical lagoon in the name of science and then are able to eat their subjects for dinner? However, there are better, or at least scientifically more acceptable, reasons for working on the visual system of fish. First, in terms of numbers, fish are by far the most important of all vertebrate classes, probably accounting for over half (c. 22 000 species) of all recognized vertebrate species (Nelson, 1984). Furthermore, many of these are of commercial importance. Secondly, if one of the research aims is to understand the human visual system, animals such as fish can tell us a great deal, since in many ways their visual systems, and specifically their eyes, are similar to our own. This is fortunate, since there are several techniques, such as intracellular retinal recording, which are vital to our understanding of the visual process, that cannot be performed routinely on primates. The cold blooded fish, on the other hand, is an ideal subject for such studies and much of what we know about, for example, the fundamentals of information processing in the retina is based on work carried out on fish (e. g. Svaetichin, 1953).

Insect Behavior

By Robert W. Matthews,Janice R. Matthews
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9789048123896
  • Total of Pages : 514
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 639
  • Pdf File: insect-behavior.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book offers a comprehensive overview of fundamental concepts of animal behavior as they relate to insects. Considerably updated and expanded, this new edition includes 26 case studies, as well as 45 new color plates and 173 figures (over 40% of them new) with detailed legends that add richness to the well-written, accessible text.

Crave

By Christine S. O'Brien
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1250128854
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 170
  • Pdf File: crave.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Do you mind that I’m going to be writing a book about the fact that I was hungry?” I asked my mother. “Just tell a good story,” she replied. Hunger comes in many forms. In her memoir, Crave, Christine S. O’Brien tells a story of family turmoil and incessant hunger hidden behind the luxury and privilege of New York’s famed Dakota apartment building. Her explosively angry father was ABC Executive Ed Scherick, the successful television and film producer who created shows and films like ABC’s Wide World of Sports and The Stepford Wives. Raised on farm in the Midwest, her calm, beautiful mother Carol narrowly survived a dramatic accident when she was child. There was no hint of instability in her life until one day she collapsed in the family’s apartment and spent the next year in bed. “Your mother’s illness is not physical,” Christine’s father tells her. Craving a cure for a malady that the doctors said had no physical basis, Carol resorted to increasingly bizarre nutritional diets—from raw liver to fresh yeast—before beginning a rigid dietary regime known as “The Program.” It consisted largely of celery juice and blended salads—a forerunner of today’s smoothie. Determined to preserve the health of her family, Carol insisted that they follow The Program. Despite their constant hunger, Christine and her three younger brothers loyally followed their mother’s eating plan, even as their father’s rage grew and grew. The more their father screamed, the more their mother’s very survival seemed to depend on their total adherence to The Program. This well-meant tyranny of the dinner table led Christine to her own cravings for family, for food, and for the words to tell the story of her hunger. Crave is the chronicle of Christine’s painful and ultimately satisfying awakening. And, just as her mother asked, it’s a good story.

Intelligent Robotics and Applications

By Chun-Yi Su,Subhash Rakheja,Liu Honghai
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3642335098
  • Total of Pages : 723
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 385
  • Pdf File: intelligent-robotics-and-applications.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The three volume set LNAI 7506, LNAI 7507 and LNAI 7508 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications, ICIRA 2012, held in Montreal, Canada, in October 2012. The 197 revised full papers presented were thoroughly reviewed and selected from 271 submissions. They present the state-of-the-art developments in robotics, automation and mechatronics. This volume covers the topics of adaptive control systems; automotive systems; estimation and identification; intelligent visual systems; application of differential geometry in robotic mechanisms; unmanned systems technologies and applications; new development on health management, fault diagnosis, and fault-tolerant control; biomechatronics; intelligent control of mechanical and mechatronic systems.

Central Processing of Visual Information A: Integrative Functions and Comparative Data

By H. Autrum,P. O. Bishop,V. Braitenberg,K. L. Chow,R. L. De Valois,R. B. Freeman,W. A. van de Grind,O.-J. Grüsser,U. Grüsser-Cornehls,R. Jung,W. R. Levick,H.-U. Lunkenheimer,D. M. MacKay,M. Snyder,J. Stone,N. J. Strausfeld,I. Thomas
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 3642653529
  • Total of Pages : 800
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 856
  • Pdf File: central-processing-of-visual-information-a.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The present volume covers the physiology of the visual system beyond the optic nerve. It is a continuation of the two preceding parts on the photochemistry and the physiology of the eye, and forms a bridge from them to the fourth part on visual psychophysics. These fields have all developed as independent speciali ties and need integrating with each other. The processing of visual information in the brain cannot be understood without some knowledge of the preceding mechanisms in the photoreceptor organs. There are two fundamental reasons, ontogenetic and functional, why this is so: 1) the retina of the vertebrate eye has developed from a specialized part of the brain; 2) in processing their data the eyes follow physiological principles similar to the visual brain centres. Peripheral and central functions should also be discussed in context with their final synthesis in subjective experience, i. e. visual perception. Microphysiology and ultramicroscopy have brought new insights into the neuronal basis of vision. These investigations began in the periphery: HARTLINE'S pioneering experiments on single visual elements of Limulus in 1932 started a successful period of neuronal recordings which ascended from the retina to the highest centres in the visual brain. In the last two decades modern electron microscopic techniques and photochemical investigations of single photoreceptors further contributed to vision research.

Encyclopedia of Stage Lighting

By Jody Briggs
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476603006
  • Total of Pages : 340
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 798
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-stage-lighting.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This encyclopedia contains more than 1500 detailed entries covering such topics as equipment, methods, concepts, design process, electricity, characteristics of light, and lightboard operations. Where applicable, entries present both the historical and current significance of the apparatus or concept being described. Entries are extensively cross-referenced, and many include line drawings and samples of lighting paperwork.