Author: Hirokazu Yamanoue, Masaki Emoto, Yuji Nojiri
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book focuses on the two psychological factors of naturalness and ease of viewing of three-dimensional high-definition television (3D HDTV) images. It has been said that distortions peculiar to stereoscopic images, such as the “puppet theater” effect or the “cardboard” effect, spoil the sense of presence. Whereas many earlier studies have focused on geometrical calculations about these distortions, this book instead describes the relationship between the naturalness of reproduced 3D HDTV images and the nonlinearity of depthwise reproduction. The ease of viewing of each scene is regarded as one of the causal factors of visual fatigue. Many of the earlier studies have been concerned with the accurate extraction of local parallax; however, this book describes the typical spatiotemporal distribution of parallax in 3D images. The purpose of the book is to examine the correlations between the psychological factors and amount of characteristics of parallax distribution in order to understand the characteristics of easy- and difficult-to-view images and then to seek to create a new 3D HDTV system that minimizes visual fatigue for the viewer. The book is an important resource for researchers who wish to investigate and better understand various psychological effects caused by stereoscopic images.
The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters! Little Rosie Wilder is perfect at everything. She can sing and dance, she plays several musical instruments, and her I.Q. is so high it's off the scale. So how did Claudia "C-" Kishi get stuck baby-sitting for Rosie the genius? It's because Rosie is so obnoxious that no one gets along with her--not even Claudia's sister, who's a genius, too. The Baby-sitters think that Rosie needs to be taught a good lesson. But maybe what Rosie really needs is a good friend . . . like Claudia. The best friends you'll ever have--with classic BSC covers and a letter from Ann M. Martin!
Give children the positive models they need to care, share, and get along! This one-of-a-kind resource is brimming with lively, easy-to-read poems that teach kids to use polite words, take turns, be fair, listen, solve disputes, respect diversity, and so much more. Each selection includes a mini-lesson, instant activity, and a suggested trade book to ensure kids get the point. A great way to foster a harmonious classroom community. For use with Grades PreK-1.
Looks at the at the early poetry of Seamus Heaney, examining how it was profoundly affected by the violence in Northern Ireland.
Contemporary Internal Medicine
Author: Juan M. Bowen, Ernest L. Mazzaferri
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
In the previous two volumes of this series, we presented classic problems in internal medicine as illustrated by actual cases cared for in our institution. It has been gratifying for us to see the interest that these volumes have generated with students and trainees. We remain committed to the case method of instruction, and believe that there is no better method to learn medicine than to have an individual patient problem as the basis for study of pathophysiology, natural history, diagnosis and management. We hope that our readers find this third volume as enjoyable and instructive as the editors found it. Juan M. Bowen, MD Ernest L. Mazzaferri, MD, FACP xiii Acknowledgement The editors are grateful to Jeff Smith and Jenny Riegler for their unflagging professionalism and patience. xiv Contents Case 1 Mitral Regurgitation - Chronic Versus Acute: Implications for Timing of Surgery • . • • • . . • . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Harisios Boudoulas, MD Charles F. Wooley, MD Advances and diagnostic imaging in a surgical technique have changed the approach to mitral valve regurgitation. This chapter provides an expert's perspective. Case 2 Cystic Fibrosis in Adults .. • •••••••••••• 36 Andrew Libertin, MD John S. Heintz, MD As children with cystic fibrosis grow into adulthood, the internist assumes a greater role in their care. Case 3 Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura . . . . . . . . . . 51 . . . Donald E. Thornton, MD Earl N. Metz, MD, FACP Patients with ITP continue to present difficulties in diagnosis and management. Two experts discuss the current approach to ITP.
The framers of the U. S. Constitution focused intently on the difficulties of achieving a workable middle ground between national and local authority. They located that middle ground in a new form of federalism that James Madison called the "compound republic." The term conveys the complicated and ambiguous intent of the framing generation and helps to make comprehensible what otherwise is bewildering to the modern citizenry: a form of government that divides and disperses official power between majorities of two different kinds—one composed of individual voters, and the other, of the distinct political societies we call states. America's federalism is the subject of this collection of essays by Martha Derthick, a leading scholar of American government. She explores the nature of the compound republic, with attention both to its enduring features and to the changes wrought in the twentieth century by Progressivism, the New Deal, and the civil rights revolution. Interest in federalism is likely to increase in the wake of the 2000 presidential election. There are demands for reform of the electoral college, given heightened awareness that it does not strictly reflect the popular vote. The U. S. Supreme Court, under Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, has mounted an explicit and controversial defense of federalism, and new nominees to the Court are likely to be questioned on that subject and appraised in part by their responses. Derthick's essays invite readers to join the Court in weighing the contemporary importance of federalism as an institution of government.
Haunted St Andrews
Author: Geoff Holder
Publisher: History Press (SC)
With the country’s oldest university and the ruins of both a magnificent castle and one of the grandest cathedrals of medieval Europe, St Andrews is one of the most beautiful and historic places in Scotland. But it’s also one of the most haunted. Here are investigations into St Andrews’ most famous ghost (the White Lady) and its most famous paranormal location (the Haunted Tower, with its real-life Victorian mystery of mummified bodies); the numerous phantoms, historical and contemporary, that appear to cluster around the medieval quarter of The Pends and St Leonard’s School; and spectres of castle and cloister, town and gown. There is also the Pitmilly House poltergeist, whose fire-raising activities resulted in a payout by an insurance company. Join paranormal expert Geoff Holder in an exploration of the darker side of St Andrews.
"This reference work is an authoritative chronicle of prime time television programming on 20 different major cable networks. The networks included are A&E, ABC Family, AMC, BET, Bravo, Comedy Central, The Disney Channel, FX, GSN, HBO, Lifetime, MTV, Nickelodeon, Oxygen, Showtime, Spike, TBS, TNT, USA and VH1"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Paul B. Thompson, Tonya C. Cook
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Writing team Thompson & Cook once again explore the history of the ancient Dragonlance world in The Wizard's Fate, the next title in The Ergoth trilogy. Considered the historical specialists of the Dragonlance world, the authors take the story to a colorful and violent era of its history that has not been previously chronicled in any novel.
Do your child loves Medieval Castle and Village? This coloring book for kids is a perfect way to introduce Medieval Castle and Village in his or her life. Fill over 30 pages with bright colors and give them a great activity that sparks their creativity and keeps them busy and entertained for hours. You children will not wait to color different Medieval Castle and Village pictures. As a parent, you will feel great giving them a fun, wholesome, and educational activity that sparks their creative spirit. Each page contains one or more high quality images for little ones to color. Order this coloring book for kids now and start your children's adventure with Medieval Castle and Village now!
My Very First Bible
Author: Juliet David
Publisher: Candle Books
Specially designed to introduce little ones to the best-loved Bible stories, in a new smaller format to perfectly match My Very First Prayers. Read how God looked after Noah and all the animals. Discover Jonah's special present. Find out what happened when David met a giant, and who the wisest king was. Read about the very special baby and how he grew up to help people.
"This is Tshenuwani Simon Farisani's harrowing account of the suffering inflicted on a single human being by the brutalities of apartheid. Farisani shows us the terror of torture, the fear of death, and the eventual victory of faith."Here is a man of God, deeply committed to justice and peace, who has given himself in total solidarity with the struggle of his people to the cause of liberation in South Africa. Here is a Christian who has suffered the agonies of hell for the sake of his Lord, his calling as pastor, and his love for his people. Reading this autobiography is not only a priority but an absolute necessity."THE REV. DR. BEYERS NAUD (1915-2004)Former General Secretary of the South African Council of ChurchesTSHENUWANI SIMON FARISANI is Branch President of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Office and Speaker of the Provincial Legislature of the Parliamentary Office of Limpopo, South Africa. He was the Dean of the Devhula circuit of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Africa, Northern Diocese, and imprisoned several times for his outspoken criticism of apartheid.