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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 421.

Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

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Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2003 08:03:27 +0000

From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>

Subject: new books

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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

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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

makers.

Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1612-3 Date: March 2004 Pages: 660 pp.

EURO 185.00 / USD 204.00 / GBP 128.00

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Statistical Image Processing Techniques for Noisy Images

An Application-Oriented Approach

by

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

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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

SEMANTICS

STRUCTURES IN COMPUTATION -- 3

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.

CONTENTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

* 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

Dr Willard McCarty | Senior Lecturer | Centre for Computing in the

Humanities | King's College London | Strand | London WC2R 2LS || +44 (0)20

7848-2784 fax: -2980 || willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk

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