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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 421.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

             Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2003 08:03:27 +0000
             From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: new books

    Geography and Technology

    edited by

    Stanley D. Brunn
    Dept. of Geography, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA

    Susan L. Cutter
    Dept. of Geography, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA

    J.W. Harrington Jr.
    Dept. of Geography, University of Washington, USA

    This volume celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Association of American
    Geographers. It recognizes the importance of technologies in the production
    of geographical knowledge.
    The original chapters presented here examine technologies that have
    affected geography as a discipline. Among the technologies discussed are
    cartography, the camera, aerial photography, computers, and other
    computer-related tools. The contributors address the impact of such
    technologies on geography and society, disciplinary inquiries into the
    social/technological interfaces, high-tech as well low-tech societies, and
    applications of technologies to the public and private sectors.
    Geography and Technology can be used as a textbook in geography courses and
    seminars investigating specific technologies and the impacts of
    technologies on society and policy. It will also be useful for those in the
    humanities, social, policy and engineering sciences, planning and
    development fields where technology questions are becoming of increased
    importance. Geography clearly has much to learn from other disciplines and
    fields about geography/technology linkages; others can likewise learn much
    from us.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1857-6 Date: March 2004 Pages: 649 pp.
    EURO 185.00 / USD 204.00 / GBP 128.00

    WorldMinds: Geographical Perspectives on 100 Problems

    edited by

    Donald G. Janelle
    University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

    Barney Warf
    Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA

    Kathy Hansen
    Montana State University, Bozeman, USA

    This volume, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Association of
    American Geographers, is dedicated to the idea that geographers can make
    substantive differences to the lives of people and to the well being of the
    planet that gives the discipline its name.
    WorldMinds provides broad exposure to a geography that is engaged with
    discovery, interpretation, and problem solving. Its 100 succinct chapters
    demonstrate the theories, methods, and data used by geographers, and
    exemplify the conceptual and topical richness of contemporary geography.
    The 150 contributing authors and co-authors address the challenges posed by
    issues such as globalization, regional and ethnic conflict, environmental
    hazards, terrorism, poverty, and sustainable development. This volume
    demonstrates the utility of geography as a conceptual discipline that
    contributes theoretically; as an applied practice that informs
    policy-making; and as a coherent set of methodologies to gather and analyze
    data about Earth and its occupants.
    WorldMinds is the ideal general reader to supplement textbooks in the full
    range of academic geography courses. In addition to geography students and
    instructors, it is relevant to researchers, applied geographers and policy

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1612-3 Date: March 2004 Pages: 660 pp.
    EURO 185.00 / USD 204.00 / GBP 128.00

    Statistical Image Processing Techniques for Noisy Images
    An Application-Oriented Approach


    Phillipe Réfrégier
    Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique de Marseille, France

    François Goudail
    Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique de Marseille, France

    Statistical Processing Techniques for Noisy Images presents a statistical
    framework to design algorithms for target detection, tracking, segmentation
    and classification (identification). Its main goal is to provide the reader
    with efficient tools for developing algorithms that solve his/her own image
    processing applications. In particular, such topics as hypothesis
    test-based detection, fast active contour segmentation and algorithm design
    for non-conventional imaging systems are comprehensively treated, from
    theoretical foundations to practical implementations. With a large number
    of illustrations and practical examples, this book serves as an excellent
    textbook or reference book for senior or graduate level courses on
    statistical signal/image processing, as well as a reference for researchers
    in related fields.

    Hardbound ISBN: 0-306-47865-X Date: December 2003 Pages: 266 pp.
    EURO 115.00 / USD 127.00 / GBP 79.00

    Domain Theory, Logic and Computation

    edited by

    Guo-Qiang Zhang
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA

    J. Lawson
    Dept. of Mathematics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA

    Ying Ming Liu
    Sichuan University, PR of China

    M.K. Luo
    Dept. of Mathematics, Sichuan University, China


    Domains are mathematical structures for information and approximation; they
    combine order-theoretic, logical, and topological ideas and provide a
    natural framework for modelling and reasoning about computation. The theory
    of domains has proved to be a useful tool for programming languages and
    other areas of computer science, and for applications in mathematics.
    Included in this proceedings volume are selected papers of original
    research presented at the 2nd International Symposium on Domain Theory in
    Chengdu, China. With authors from France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland,
    Mexico, and China, the papers cover the latest research in these sub-areas:
    domains and computation, topology and convergence, domains, lattices, and
    continuity, and representations of domains as event and logical structures.
    Researchers and students in theoretical computer science should find this a
    valuable source of reference. The survey papers at the beginning should be
    of particular interest to those who wish to gain an understanding of some
    general ideas and techniques in this area.

         * Preface. Contributing authors.
         * 1: Playful, streamlike computation; P.-L. Curien. 1. Prologue:
    playing with Böhm trees. 2. Introduction. 3. Symmetric algorithms,
    sequential algorithms. 4. Related works. 5. Control. 6. A few more remarks.
         * 2: Universal types and what they are good for; J.R. Longley. 1.
    Universal objects. 2. ?-algebras. 3. Denotational semantics. 4. Universal
    types. 5. Syntax and semantics of PCF. 6. Examples of universal types. 7.
    Conclusions and further directions.
         * 3: Relational representations of hyper-continuous lattices; Xiao-Quan
    Xu, Ying-Ming Liu. 1. Preliminaries. 2. Regular representations of
    completely distributive lattices. 3. Finitely regular representations of
    hyper-continuous lattices.
         * 4: Convergence classes and spaces of partial functions; A.K. Seda, R.
    Heinze, P. Hitzler. 1. Introduction. 2. Convergence spaces and convergence
    classes. 3. Convergence classes and VDM. 4. Compactness of (X ? Y). 5.
    Conclusions and further work.
         * 5: On meet-continuous dcpos; Hui Kou, Ying-Ming Liu, Mao-Kang Luo. 1.
    Introduction. 2. Basic properties of meet-continuous dcpos. 3. Dcpos with
    the Hausdorff Lawson topology. 4. Adjunctions between quasicontinuous
    domains and continuous domains. 5. Scott-open filters. 6. Concluding remarks.
         * 6: External characterizations of continuous sL-domains; Luoshan Xu.
    1. Introduction. 2. Preliminaries. 3. Continuous sL-domains and their
    characterizations by function spaces. 4. External characterizations by
    posets of ideals.
         * 7: Projectives and injectives in the category of quantales; Yong-Ming
    Li, Meng Zhou. 1. Introduction. 2. Regular projectives in the category of
    quantales. 3. Injective objects in the category of quantales.
         * 8: On minimal event and concrete data structures; F. Bracho, M.
    Droste, I. Meinecke. 1. Introduction. 2. Event structures, concrete data
    structures and their domains. 3. Congruences on prime intervals and
    associated structures. 4. Maximal and minimal structures. 5. Conclusion.
         * 9: A note on strongly finite sequent structures; D. Spreen, R. Greb.
    1. Introduction. 2. Basic definitions and results. 3. Domain constructions.
    4. Strongly finite sequent structures. 5. Sequent structures and preorders.
    6. Constructions on preorders. 7. Conclusion.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1832-0 Date: December 2003 Pages: 208 pp.
    EURO 90.00 / USD 99.00 / GBP 62.00

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