Krishna's Lineage: The Harivamsha of Vyasa's Mahabharata
Forming the final part of the Sanskrit Mahabharata
, the Harivamsha's
main business is to supply narrative details about the great god Vishnu's avatar Krishna Vasudeva, who has been a comparatively minor character in the previous parts of the Mahabharata
, despite having taken centre stage in the Bhagavad...
Computer Processing of Remotely-Sensed Images: An Introduction
Environmental remote sensing is the measurement, from
a distance, of the spectral features of the Earth’s surface
and atmosphere. These measurements are normally
made by instruments carried by satellites or aircraft, and
are used to infer the nature and characteristics of the
land or sea surface, or of the atmosphere, at the...
Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice
Mechatronics education has been a constant source of interest to nearly all engineering
conferences, and the first chapter in this book is dedicated to this most
The first paper discusses a very original idea from one of the more innovative
pioneers of mechatronics education. This looks at the...
Saints of Ninth- and Tenth-Century Greece (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library)
Saints of Ninth- and Tenth-Century Greece collects funeral orations, encomia, and narrative hagiography. Together, these works illuminate one of the most obscure periods of Greek history?when holy men played central roles as the Byzantine administration reimposed control on southern and central Greece in the wake of Avar,...
Life Changing: How Humans are Altering Life on Earth
In this post-natural history guide, Helen Pilcher invites us to meet key species that have been sculpted by humanity.
We are now living through the post-natural phase, where the fate of all living things is irrevocably intertwined with our own. We domesticated animals to suit our needs, and altered their...
Air Pollution: Sources, Impacts and Controls
The problem of air pollution has become a global issue, driven by rapid economic growth, industrialization, and urbanization. Pollutants directly emitted into the atmosphere include nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, sulphur oxides, particulate matter (PM), volatile organic compounds, carbonaceous particles, dust, and sea-salt. Secondary...
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