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Surface Detail

Author : Iain M. Banks
ISBN : 9780748117338
Genre : Fiction
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The ninth Culture book from the awesome imagination of Iain M. Banks, a modern master of science fiction. It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter still matters. Lededje Y'breq is one of the Intagliated, her marked body bearing witness to a family shame, her life belonging to a man whose lust for power is without limit. Prepared to risk everything for her freedom, her release, when it comes, is at a price, and to put things right she will need the help of the Culture. It begins in the realm of the Real. It begins with a murder. And it will not end until the Culture has gone to war with death itself. Praise for the Culture series: 'Epic in scope, ambitious in its ideas and absorbing in its execution' Independent on Sunday 'Banks has created one of the most enduring and endearing visions of the future' Guardian 'Jam-packed with extraordinary invention' Scotsman 'Compulsive reading' Sunday Telegraph The Culture series: Consider Phlebas The Player of Games Use of Weapons The State of the Art Excession Inversions Look to Windward Matter Surface Detail The Hydrogen Sonata Other books by Iain M. Banks: Against a Dark Background Feersum Endjinn The Algebraist
Category: Fiction

Computer Graphics

Author : James D. Foley
ISBN : 0201848406
Genre : Computers
File Size : 69.2 MB
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A guide to the concepts and applications of computer graphics covers such topics as interaction techniques, dialogue design, and user interface software.
Category: Computers

Atlas Of Quartz Sand Surface Textures

Author : David H. Krinsley
ISBN : 0521169143
Genre : Science
File Size : 74.21 MB
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This 1973 comprehensive catalogue examines the many presences and absences found within the characteristics of different types of quartz grain sand. The focal point of this work is the numerous micrographs, selected specifically for their ability to demonstrate the many variations in the surface textures of quartz grain sand.
Category: Science

Shoot Macro

Author : Stan Sholik
ISBN : 9781608957750
Genre : Photography
File Size : 89.23 MB
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Macro photography has been surging in popularity, especially online with social media and internet marketplaces. No matter what your area of interest is, you'll find techniques in this book to create strong macro images in it. Readers will learn how to creatively solve common, specific close-up and macro photography problems in a wide range of areas. But while lighting, lenses, equipment and techniques are discussed in detail for each image, so is the creative process. Why compose it in this way? Why is this angle better than another? Why would you want everything in focus for one photo, but only a small area for another? Readers will be given guidance so they can answer these questions for their own photography.
Category: Photography

Polymer Microscopy

Author : Linda C. Sawyer
ISBN : 9789400931398
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 66.35 MB
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Modern materials include a vast array of polymers and plastics which are found in applications such as housing, appliances, clothing and household textiles and automotive and aerospace industries. Thus research scientists, engineers and materials science graduate students need to be aware of the methods and techniques required to understand the structure-property relations of polymer materials. This book will review the field of the microscopy of polymers. There is a vast literature which describes the research results obtained by study of polymer materials using microscopy and other complementary analytical techniques and such studies are best left to journals on specific topics. The major objective of this text is to provide the basic microscopy techniques and specimen preparation methods applicable to polymers. The book will attempt to provide enough detail so that the methods described can be applied, and also to reference appropriate publications for the investigator interested in more detail. The selection of two authors for this text came from the desire for a comprehen sive review of polymer microscopy with emphasis on methods and techniques, rather than on research results. The synergism provided by two authors with widely varied backgrounds was thought to be important: one author (LCS) has an industrial focus and a background in chemistry whilst the other (DTG) has an academic environment and offers a background in polymer physics.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Atlas Of Sand Grain Surface Textures And Applications

Author : W. C. Mahaney
ISBN : 0195138120
Genre : Science
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Mahaney presents methods of using electron microscopy developed in the past 25 years, and discusses their values in the interpretation of sedimentary environments, the problems inherent in these methods, case studies and future possibilities for research.
Category: Science

Springer Handbook Of Experimental Solid Mechanics

Author : William N. Sharpe
ISBN : 9780387268835
Genre : Mathematics
File Size : 45.20 MB
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As a reference book, the Springer Handbook provides a comprehensive exposition of the techniques and tools of experimental mechanics. An informative introduction to each topic is provided, which advises the reader on suitable techniques for practical applications. New topics include biological materials, MEMS and NEMS, nanoindentation, digital photomechanics, photoacoustic characterization, and atomic force microscopy in experimental solid mechanics. Written and compiled by internationally renowned experts in the field, this book is a timely, updated reference for both practitioners and researchers in science and engineering.
Category: Mathematics

Phillips Science Of Dental Materials Ebook

Author : Kenneth J. Anusavice
ISBN : 9781437725490
Genre : Medical
File Size : 73.41 MB
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The 11th edition of this leading reference is an outstanding, scientifically based source of information in the field of dental materials science. It presents up-to-date information on materials that are used in the dental office and laboratory every day, emphasizing practical, clinical use, as well as the physical, chemical, and biological properties of materials. Extensive new clinical photographs in this edition illustrate the topics, and color plates are integrated close to related concepts as they're discussed in each chapter. A new glossary of key terms found at the beginning of every chapter defines terms in the appropriate context of the chapter's discussion. Also in this edition, critical thinking questions throughout the book stimulate the readers' curiosity on specific topics, test their existing knowledge, and heighten their awareness of important or controversial subjects. Content outlines at the beginning of each chapter provide a quick reference for specific topics. The roles played by key organizations in ensuring the safety and efficacy of dental materials and devices are described - such as the American Dental Association, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the International Organization for Standardization, and the Fédération Dentaire Internationale. Up-to-date Selected Readings are presented at the end of each chapter to direct readers to supplemental literature on each topic. Numerous boxes and tables throughout summarize and illustrate key concepts and compare characteristics and properties of various dental materials. Distinguished contributors lend their credibility and experience to the text. Content has been completely updated to include information on the most current dental materials available. Glossaries at the beginning of each chapter define key terms used within the context of that chapter. Revised artwork gives this edition a fresh look, with high-quality illustrations and clinical photos to aid in the visualization of materials and procedures described. Reorganization and consolidation of chapters into four major book parts presents the material in a more efficient way: Part I describes the principles of materials science that control the performance of dental materials in dental laboratories, research laboratories, student dental clinics, public health clinics, and private practice clinics. Part II focuses on impression materials, gypsum products, dental waxes, casting investments and procedures, and finishing and polishing abrasives and procedures. Part III provides an updated scientific and applied description of the composition, manipulation principles, properties, and clinical performance of bonded restorations, restorative resins, dental cements, dental amalgams, and direct-filling golds. Part IV presents a basic and applied description of materials that are processed in a laboratory or dental clinic. Critical thinking questions appear in every chapter to stimulate thinking and classroom discussion. The overall design has been improved to provide a more visually appealing format.
Category: Medical

Zbrush Creature Design

Author : Scott Spencer
ISBN : 9781118236260
Genre : Computers
File Size : 87.41 MB
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Zero in on the most cutting-edge trend in creature design forfilm and games: ZBrush! ZBrush allows you to develop a creature for film and games inrealistic, 3D format. With this book, you will learn how to createa unique creature from start to finish and search for and repairany foreseeable problems. Clear instructions guide you throughusing Photoshop in combination with ZBrush to finely render acreature so you can see how it will appear on screen. ExperiencedZBrush author and designer Scott Spencer shows you how to startwith your concept in ZBrush as a preliminary digital model and thenfurther refine it in Photoshop in order to fabricate ahyperrealistic image. Guides you through artistic concepts to visualize yourcreature Walks you through the process of conceptualizing a creature inZBrush Details techniques for using Photoshop to refine yourdesign Encourages you to use ZBrush as a sculpting and designing tooland then use Photoshop as a painting and finishing tool ZBrush Creature Design helps you bring your creatureconcepts to life.
Category: Computers

The Pattern Under The Plough

Author : George Ewart Evans
ISBN : 9780571286874
Genre : History
File Size : 63.45 MB
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Following his two classics, Ask the Fellows Who Cut the Hay and The Horse in the Furrow, renowned oral historian George Ewart Evans continues his study of the vanishing customs, working habits and rich language of the farming communities of East Anglia with The Pattern Under the Plough (Faber, 1966). Although based on East Anglia, this book was and remains of wider interest, for - as the author pointed out at the time - similar changes were occurring in North America, and also happening with remarkable speed in Africa. In chronicling the old culture George Ewart Evans has taken its two chief aspects, the home and the farm. He describes the house with its fascinating constructional details, the magic invoked for its protection, the mystique of the hearth, the link of the bees with the people of the house, and some of their fears and pre-occupations. Among the chapters on the farm is one of Evans's most original pieces of research: the description of the secret horse societies. Beautifully illustrated by David Gentleman, this book is important not only for the material it reveals about the past but for the implications for present-day society. 'As real (and as valuable) as the evidence unearthed by the spadework of archaeology.' Observer
Category: History

Surface Analysis Methods In Materials Science

Author : John O'Connor
ISBN : 3540413308
Genre : Science
File Size : 86.8 MB
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This guide to the use of surface analysis techniques, now in its second edition, has expanded to include more techniques, current applications and updated references. It outlines the application of surface analysis techniques to a broad range of studies in materials science and engineering. The book consists of three parts: an extensive introduction to the concepts of surface structure and composition, a techniques section describing 19 techniques and a section on applications. This book is aimed at industrial scientists and engineers in research and development. The level and content of this book make it ideal as a course text for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students in materials science, materials engineering, physics, chemistry and metallurgy.
Category: Science

Digital Art Masters

Author : 3dtotal.Com,
ISBN : 9781136130458
Genre : Art
File Size : 90.78 MB
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Meet some of the finest 2D and 3D artists working in the industry today and discover how they create some of the most innovative digital art in the world. More than a gallery book or a coffee table book- Digital Art Masters Volume 5 includes over 50 artists and 900 unique and stunning 2D and 3D digital art. Beyond the breath taking images is a breakdown of the techniques, challenges and tricks the artists employed while creating stunning imagery. This volume, much like the previous volumes is not your standard coffee table book nor is it our usual how-to-book. New to this volume will be 5 artist video tutorials. Five artists will specifically detail an aspect of their gallery image from start to finish, offering further technique driven insight and expertise offering 2 1⁄2 hours of additional inspiration. With a click of a mouse, artists willbe able to apply the leading techniques to their own work with access to additional video tutorials, source files, textures and digital brushes at the companion website: http://www.focalpress.com/digital-art-masters/index.html.
Category: Art

Skills In Graphic Products

Author : Geoff Hancock
ISBN : 043542338X
Genre : Commercial art
File Size : 69.62 MB
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This text follows the structure of the revised National Curriculum for design and technology and reflects the emphasis on ITC. The pupil book contains: background information on graphic products; activities to develop graphic skills; and instructions in using tools and materials.
Category: Commercial art

Essential Mathematics For Games And Interactive Applications

Author : James M. Van Verth
ISBN : 9780123742971
Genre : Art
File Size : 23.88 MB
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Essential Mathematics for Games and Interactive Applications, 2nd edition presents the core mathematics necessary for sophisticated 3D graphics and interactive physical simulations. The book begins with linear algebra and matrix multiplication and expands on this foundation to cover such topics as color and lighting, interpolation, animation and basic game physics. Essential Mathematics focuses on the issues of 3D game development important to programmers and includes optimization guidance throughout. The new edition Windows code will now use Visual Studio.NET. There will also be DirectX support provided, along with OpenGL - due to its cross-platform nature. Programmers will find more concrete examples included in this edition, as well as additional information on tuning, optimization and robustness. The book has a companion CD-ROM with exercises and a test bank for the academic secondary market, and for main market: code examples built around a shared code base, including a math library covering all the topics presented in the book, a core vector/matrix math engine, and libraries to support basic 3D rendering and interaction.
Category: Art

Real Time 3d Character Animation With Visual C

Author : Nik Lever
ISBN : 9781136134777
Genre : Art
File Size : 27.36 MB
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Do you have some experience and a reasonable knowledge of C++ and want to write your own computer games? Have you ever looked at a PC or Playstation (R) game with characters running and leaping through an exciting landscape and wondered how it was done? If so then this book will give you all the information you need to achieve this goal, whether you are a hobby programmer, student or even a professional wanting to add that third dimension to your website. Nik Lever takes you through the journey from the basics of 3D manipulation all the way to morph objects and sub-division surfaces. On the way you get Visual C++ project files to study and software that runs on the Windows desktop. The free CD-ROM gives you a full-featured development environment for 3D character animation, so even if you find some of the maths and the code hard to follow straight away you can still create your own games. The game engine (Toon3DCreator) provided free and fully functional on the CD-ROM, even has an ActiveX control that allows you to distribute your work on the Internet. All source code for Toon3D is included on the CD. You will also get an insight into the artist's problems; learn how to keep the characters interesting while not exhausting the game engine. Understand the complete picture and make the most of your skills to help you succeed in, or break into the computer gaming industry with this comprehensive guide to programming for real-time 3D character animation.
Category: Art