Author: Charles Correa
Publisher: Penguin Books India
Indian cities are mechanisms for social engineering—more powerful than anything we have seen before. They will transform this country. A Place in the Shade explores architectural and urban issues in India, from the house as a machine for dealing with our often hostile climate, to the metaphysical role of architecture as a Model of the Cosmos. This reflective, provocative and consistently readable collection of essays argues that our habitat must respond to the overriding parameters of climate, culture and financial resources and that our physical environment should accommodate notions of inclusion and diversity, and that priceless quality of synergy which characterizes a city. Charles Correa identifies the defining issues of the urbanization process that is so rapidly transforming India. He writes, ‘You cannot look at cities without wandering into architecture on the one hand and politics on the other.’ Tragically, over the last few decades, urban real estate has become the primary source of financing for political parties and the politicians who run them. But our towns and cities are assets too precious to be squandered in this manner. Like the wheat fields of Punjab and the coal fields of Bihar, cities are a crucial part of our national wealth. Their success—or their failure—will determine our future. Indian cities are mechanisms for social engineeringmore powerful than anything we have seen before. They will transform this country. A Place in the Shade explores architectural and urban issues in India, from the house as a machine for dealing with our often hostile climate, to the metaphysical role of architecture as a Model of the Cosmos.
Author: Amelia Bellamy-Royds, Kurt Cagle, Dudley Storey
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Author: Patrick M. Carey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Now readers can master Web page design as they learn from the unique, hands-on approach found in NEW PERSPECTIVES HTML5 AND CSS3: COMPREHENSIVE, 7E. Each tutorial in this complete book challenges learners to put into practice the concepts they have just learned. Every tutorial includes a basic statement of the problem, the goals to be achieved, and a helpful demonstration of how to complete the task to create a fully functional website. Readers do not need any prior experience with HTML or CSS or any specialized software other than a basic editor and Web browser. With the book’s user-friendly approach, learners develop important problem-solving skills as they apply what they’ve learned in a professional environment. Successfully completing this book’s tutorial cases and case problems can act a springboard to develop the reader’s own professional portfolio that showcases strong abilities in website design. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Patrick M. Carey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Author: Patrick M. Carey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
New Perspectives on HTML and CSS 7th Edition delivers a hands-on approach to learning Web page design. In each tutorial, you’ll put into practice the concepts you have learned. Each tutorial includes a basic statement of the problem, the goals to be achieved, and a demonstration of how to complete the task, creating a fully functional website in the process. You will develop problem-solving skills which will help retain the material and apply what you’ve learned in a professional environment. Successful completion of the tutorial cases and case problems can act a springboard to develop your own portfolio to showcase your abilities in website design. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Bruce E. Larock, Roland W. Jeppson, Gary Z. Watters
Publisher: CRC Press
The first of its kind, this modern, comprehensive text covers both analysis and design of piping systems. The authors begin with a review of basic hydraulic principles, with emphasis on their use in pumped pipelines, manifolds, and the analysis and design of large pipe networks. After the reader obtains an understanding of how these principles are implemented in computer solutions for steady state problems, the focus then turns to unsteady hydraulics. These are covered at three levels:
Author: Todd Grimm
Publisher: Society of Manufacturing Engineers
User's Guide to Rapid Prototyping will help designers, engineers, executive management, and others in the company understand how to apply rapid prototyping technologies such as 3D printing, stereo-lithography, selective laser sintering, and fused deposition modeling to the product development process. Intertwined with rapid prototyping, the processes of rapid tooling and rapid manufacturing are also discussed. An aid to making informed business decisions, the book provides information about when it may be right to implement rapid prototyping in-house versus going to a service provider. The path through justification, evaluation, and implementation is outlined. Readers will gain insights into the benefits, risks, and limitations of each technology.
Author: J. Michael McCarthy, Gim Song Soh
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book is an introduction to the mathematical theory of design for articulated mechanical systems known as linkages. The focus is on sizing mechanical constraints that guide the movement of a work piece, or end-effector, of the system. The function of the device is prescribed as a set of positions to be reachable by the end-effector; and the mechanical constraints are formed by joints that limit relative movement. The goal is to find all the devices that can achieve a specific task. Formulated in this way the design problem is purely geometric in character. Robot manipulators, walking machines, and mechanical hands are examples of articulated mechanical systems that rely on simple mechanical constraints to provide a complex workspace for the end- effector. The principles presented in this book form the foundation for a design theory for these devices. The emphasis, however, is on articulated systems with fewer degrees of freedom than that of the typical robotic system, and therefore, less complexity. This book will be useful to mathematics, engineering and computer science departments teaching courses on mathematical modeling of robotics and other articulated mechanical systems. This new edition includes research results of the past decade on the synthesis of multi loop planar and spherical linkages, and the use of homotopy methods and Clifford algebras in the synthesis of spatial serial chains. One new chapter on the synthesis of spatial serial chains introduces numerical homotopy and the linear product decomposition of polynomial systems. The second new chapter introduces the Clifford algebra formulation of the kinematics equations of serial chain robots. Examples are use throughout to demonstrate the theory.
Author: Richard Szeliski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications explores the variety of techniques commonly used to analyze and interpret images. It also describes challenging real-world applications where vision is being successfully used, both for specialized applications such as medical imaging, and for fun, consumer-level tasks such as image editing and stitching, which students can apply to their own personal photos and videos. More than just a source of “recipes,” this exceptionally authoritative and comprehensive textbook/reference also takes a scientific approach to basic vision problems, formulating physical models of the imaging process before inverting them to produce descriptions of a scene. These problems are also analyzed using statistical models and solved using rigorous engineering techniques. Topics and features: structured to support active curricula and project-oriented courses, with tips in the Introduction for using the book in a variety of customized courses; presents exercises at the end of each chapter with a heavy emphasis on testing algorithms and containing numerous suggestions for small mid-term projects; provides additional material and more detailed mathematical topics in the Appendices, which cover linear algebra, numerical techniques, and Bayesian estimation theory; suggests additional reading at the end of each chapter, including the latest research in each sub-field, in addition to a full Bibliography at the end of the book; supplies supplementary course material for students at the associated website, http://szeliski.org/Book/. Suitable for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level course in computer science or engineering, this textbook focuses on basic techniques that work under real-world conditions and encourages students to push their creative boundaries. Its design and exposition also make it eminently suitable as a unique reference to the fundamental techniques and current research literature in computer vision.
Author: Chris Mills
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Provides information on using CSS3 to build user interfaces, covering such topics as templates, fonts and text, animated effects, icons, layout, and adaptive design.
Author: Adrian W. West
Practical HTML5 Projects is a collection of valuable web techniques that any developer or designer can use. This book is all about saving time. Busy web developers should not have to plow through pages of theory or history only to discover that no practical applications are provided, nor should they have to read a paragraph five times to extract some meaning from it. All of the techniques within this book are explained using fully worked examples that you can immediately apply to your own projects. With each technique the book provides: A practical and useful example (and a screen shot of the end result where applicable). The markup for a fully worked example. A downloadable template to adapt for use in your own websites. With Practical HTML5 Projects, you can dive straight into the book at the required chapter and immediately find answers to your website problems, and find the sample code you can use to get it right. Start creating websites using the practical examples, summaries, and templates. This book includes topics such as rollover navigation menus without scripts, adding audio and video, rounded corners, drop shadows, adding PayPal services, and much more. It also includes sections on troubleshooting and transitioning to HTML5 and CSS3 to help bring your existing content up to date.
Author: Jerry Yudelson
Publisher: New Society Publishers
The first book for anyone interested in understanding green buildings and technology.
Author: Peter Gasston
Publisher: No Starch Press
This completely updated second edition of the best-selling Book of CSS3 distills the dense technical language of the CSS3 specification into plain English and shows you what CSS3 can do now, in all major browsers. You’ll find fully revised coverage of the updated syntax of gradients, grids, and flexible box layout, as well as all-new chapters on values and sizing, and graphical effects like filter effects and blend modes. With an abundance of real-world examples and a focus on the principles of good design, The Book of CSS3 will help you expand your CSS skills, as you learn how to: * Style text with custom font choices, drop shadows, and other effects * Create, position, and resize background images on the fly * Spice up static web pages with event-driven transitions and animations * Apply 2D and 3D transformations to text and images * Use linear and radial gradients to create smooth color transitions * Take control of layout with grids, columns, and flexible alignment * Tailor a website’s appearance to every type of web-capable device The companion website includes up-to-date browser compatibility charts, links to tutorials and resources, and live CSS3 examples. The Web can be an ugly place. Make it pretty with The Book of CSS3.
Author: Rich Finelli
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Rich Finelli's modern CSS training course, based on his bestselling Mastering CSS video, now available in a book. Master CSS from best practices to practical CSS coding. About This Book Learn CSS directly from Rich Finelli, author of the bestselling Mastering CSS training course From best practices to deep coding, Rich Finelli shares his CSS knowledge with you Rich Finelli covers the latest CSS updates with flexbox and works with retina devices Who This Book Is For This book is for web designers who wish to master the best practices of CSS in their web projects. You already know how to work with a web page, and want to use CSS to master website presentation. What You Will Learn Master fundamental CSS concepts like the anatomy of a rule set, the box model, and the differences between block and inline elements Employ flexbox to layout and align elements simply and cleanly Become proficient with CSS3 properties such as transitions, transforms, gradients, and animations Delve into modular, reusable, and scalable CSS for more organized and maintainable style sheets Understand media queries and other pillars of responsive web design Get creative with the @font-face property, Google Web Fonts, font services such as Typekit, as well as, icon fonts Understand the workflow for HiDPI (retina) devices using 2x images, SVG, and the srcset attribute In Detail Rich Finelli trains you in CSS deep learning and shows you the techniques you need to work in the world of responsive, feature-rich web applications. Based on his bestselling Mastering CSS training video, you can now learn with Rich in this book! Rich shares with you his skills in creating advanced layouts, and the critical CSS insights you need for responsive web designs, fonts, transitions, animations, and using flexbox. Rich begins your CSS training with a review of CSS best practices, such as using a good text editor to automate your authoring and setting up a CSS baseline. You then move on to create a responsive layout making use of floats and stylable drop-down menus, with Rich guiding you toward a modular-organized approach to CSS. Your training with Rich Finelli then dives into detail about working with CSS and the best solutions to make your websites work. You'll go with him into CSS3 properties, transforms, transitions, and animations. You'll gain his understanding of responsive web designs, web fonts, icon fonts, and the techniques used to support retina devices. Rich expands your knowledge of CSS so you can master one of the most valuable tools in modern web design. Style and approach Let Rich Finelli train you in CSS! This book has a direct training style because it is based on Rich's bestselling Mastering CSS training course.
Author: Steven Bradley
Publisher: Pearson Education
Using CSS to add transitions and animation to web page designs takes advantage of the dynamic nature of designing for the web. They are quickly becoming the de facto way designers can add a measure of delight and surprise to web pages. More importantly, they can help make web pages more usable. Using stunning visuals and design, CSS Animations and Transitions for the Modern Web teaches web designers how to dynamically change design elements on a web page over time. It starts by showing a variety of ways you can transform elements and then teaches two different methods for setting the change in motion in action. The book will start the topic as simply as possible and build on the basics with more elaborate techniques. Simple examples will be presented throughout and the book will close with more detailed, complex, and practical examples. For most of his examples, Steven uses the new open-source code editor from Adobe, Brackets, but the book is perfectly usable with any code editing environment or even a simple text editor.