Machine Vision for the Inspection of Natural Products Machine vision technology has revolutionised the process of automated inspection in manufacturing. The specialist techniques required for inspection of natural products, such as food, leather, textiles and stone is still a challenging area of research. Topological variations make image processing algorithm development, system integration and... Little Green Data Book 2004 In its 3rd annual edition, The Little Green Data Book 2004 is a pocket-sized ready reference on key environmental data for over 200 countries. Key indicators are organized under the headings of agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, energy, emission and pollution, and water and sanitation.
Profiles of each country include 48 key development...
Pesticides: A Toxic Time Bomb in Our Midst The writing of this book came about through a serendipitous circumstance. I wrote a book dealing with child labor in the United States, published three years earlier, containing a chapter that included a description of the hazards migrant farmworkers and their children face, not the least of which was exposure to pesticides. While mentioning the... The Encyclopedia of Rural America: The Land and People (2 Volume Set) The Encyclopedia of Rural America is dedicated to the land and its people. Rural America is characterized by its vast expansiveness and its diversity. Of the nation's 1.9 billion acres, 1.8 billion acres are in rural areas or federal lands. It is a land of crop and pasture land, forests and wetlands, mountains and deserts, sea coasts and inland...
Ecological Modeling for Resource Management
This book was developed from a workshop on the “Effective Use of
Ecological Modeling in Management,” held in Oak Ridge, Tennessee,
on October 23–26, 2000. The workshop was sponsored by the Department
of Defense’s (DoD’s) Strategic Environmental Research and Development
Program (SERDP), the Army Research...
Water and the Future of Humanity: Revisiting Water Security
This unique, engaging, and highly authoritative volume enlightens readers on changes needed in the way society accesses, provides, and uses water. It further shines a light on changes needed in the way we use food, energy, and other goods and services in relation to water, and offers projections and recommendations, up to 2050, that apply to...
Water Dynamics in Plant Production
The source of life is water. Life began in the
oceans, which represent the largest stock of water
on Earth. Much less water is stored below the land
surface in the form of fresh groundwater, amounting
to not quite 0.8% of the earth’s total water
reserves, while lakes and rivers combined only
contribute a further...
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