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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 750.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

             Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 07:09:29 +0100
             From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: new books

    CMOS Imagers
      From Phototransduction to Image Processing

    edited by

    Orly Yadid-Pecht
    Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel

    Ralph Etienne-Cummings
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

    This is the first book published on CMOS imagers. It covers the full chain,
    starting from the basic concepts of photo transduction, and continues with
    pixel and system examples of CMOS Active Pixel Sensor (APS) imagers.
    CMOS Imagers: From Phototransduction to Image Processing contains six
    contributed chapters. The first three detail the basic concepts of photo
    transduction, modeling, evaluation, and optimization of APS. The last three
    continue with the description of APS design issues using a bottom-up
    strategy, starting from pixels and finishing with image processing systems.
    Various focal-plane image processing alternatives to either improve imaging
    or to extract visual information are presented. The book closes with a
    discussion of a completely non-traditional method for image noise suppression.
    Targeted audiences for this work are people interested in imaging, whether
    from the academic, the industrial or the scientific arena. All students,
    engineers and technical workers interested in understanding more about the
    physics, the design and the potential of CMOS imagers are invited to read
    the book. Each chapter can also be read independently.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-7961-3 Date: May 2004 Pages: 250 pp.
    EUR 114.00 / USD 125.00 / GBP 79.00

    Audiophotography: Bringing photos to life with sounds


    David M. Frohlich
    Hewlett Packard Laboratories, Bristol, UK


    There are many practitioner books on different branches and styles of
    photography (e.g. landscape, studio, American, etc). Some of these even
    cover digital photography, as it exists today. However, there are very few
    research books on the meaning and practice of domestic photography, and
    almost none on the potential impact of digital technology on this important
    and widespread behaviour.
    Audiophotography combines a detailed 'user studies' approach to
    photography, with consumers' own critiques of new media content they have
    generated themselves. It is therefore a new book about domestic photography
    and its possible transformation with digital technology. Although it
    focusses on the role of sound in photography, it does so in relation to a
    new theory of photography which is tested and refined by empirical research.
    Such work is timely because of current interest in new media forms and the
    wide variety of new photography and video products and services emerging in
    the consumer market. It defines a new media type, audiophotos, and how it
    works, and should help readers to understand the possible benefits of other
    innovations in the digital photography industry.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-2209-3 Date: May 2004 Pages: 242 pp.
    EUR 160.00 / USD 176.00 / GBP 111.00

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