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Fundamentals of Condensed Matter and Crystalline Physics - An Introduction for Students of Physics and Materials Science... Fundamentals of Condensed Matter and Crystalline Physics - An Introduction for Students of Physics and Materials Science (Hardcover, New)
David L. Sidebottom
R1,225 Discovery Miles 12 250 Out of stock

This undergraduate textbook merges traditional solid state physics with contemporary condensed matter physics, providing an up-to-date introduction to the major concepts that form the foundations of condensed materials. The main foundational principles are emphasized, providing students with the knowledge beginners in the field should understand. The book is structured in four parts and allows students to appreciate how the concepts in this broad area build upon each other to produce a cohesive whole as they work through the chapters. Illustrations work closely with the text to convey concepts and ideas visually, enhancing student understanding of difficult material, and end-of-chapter exercises varying in difficulty allow students to put into practice the theory they have covered in each chapter and reinforce new concepts.

Spacetime and Geometry: Pearson New International Edition - An Introduction to General Relativity (Paperback, Pearson New... Spacetime and Geometry: Pearson New International Edition - An Introduction to General Relativity (Paperback, Pearson New International Ed)
Sean Carroll
R1,239 Discovery Miles 12 390 Out of stock

Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity provides a lucid and thoroughly modern introduction to general relativity for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. It introduces modern techniques and an accessible and lively writing style to what can often be a formal and intimidating subject. Readers are led from physics of flat spacetime (special relativity), through the intricacies of differential geometry and Einstein's equations, and on to exciting applications such as black holes, gravitational radiation, and cosmology. Subtle points are illuminated throughout the text by careful and entertaining exposition. A straightforward and lucid approach, balancing mathematical rigor and physical insight, are hallmarks of this important text.

Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology (Hardcover, 11th edition): Frederic H. Martini, Judi L. Nath, Edwin F. Bartholomew Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology (Hardcover, 11th edition)
Frederic H. Martini, Judi L. Nath, Edwin F. Bartholomew
R6,135 Discovery Miles 61 350 Out of stock

For courses in two-semester A&P. Using Art Effectively to Teach the Toughest Topics in A&P Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology helps students succeed in the challenging A&P course with an easy-to-understand narrative, precise visuals, and steadfast accuracy. With the 11th Edition, the author team draws from recent research exploring how students use and digest visual information to help students use art more effectively to learn A&P. New book features encourage students to view and consider figures in the textbook, and new narrated videos guide students through complex physiology figures to help them deconstruct and better understand complicated processes. Instructors can also request a new handbook by Lori Garrett, entitled The Art of Teaching A&P: Six Easy Lessons to Improve Student Learning, which explores some of the most common challenges encountered when using art to teach A&P, alongside strategies to address these challenges. Also Available with Mastering A&P Mastering (TM) A&P is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to engage students and improve results by helping students stay on track in the course and quickly master challenging A&P concepts. Features in the text are supported by Mastering A&P assignments, including new SmartArt Videos, Interactive Physiology 2.0, Dynamic Study Modules, Learning Catalytics, Spotlight Figure Coaching Activities, lab study tools, Get Ready for A&P, plus a variety of Art Labeling Questions, Clinical Application Questions, and more. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering (TM) A&P does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering A&P, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering A&P, search for: 013439495X / 9780134394954 Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology Plus Mastering A&P with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134396022 / 9780134396026 Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology 013446950X / 9780134469508 Mastering A&P with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology Mastering A&P should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology (Paperback, 12th edition): Elaine N Marieb, Suzanne M Keller Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology (Paperback, 12th edition)
Elaine N Marieb, Suzanne M Keller
R4,054 Discovery Miles 40 540 Out of stock

For one-semester Anatomy & Physiology courses. Focus on the Essential What, How, & Why of Human Anatomy & Physiology With the 12th Edition of Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, science educator Suzanne Keller joins bestselling author Elaine Marieb in helping learners focus on the essential What, How, & Why of A&P, without getting sidetracked in unnecessary details. Thoroughly updated with dozens of new figures, photos, and current information on medical recommendations and terminology, the 12th Edition continues to set the standard for brief, accessible one-semester A&P texts. The authors' hallmark clear and friendly writing style has been strengthened with familiar analogies and abundant mnemonic cues that help in learning and remembering concepts. Continuing to offer just the right balance of anatomy, physiology, and clinical coverage, engaging new chapter previews help learners hone in on what structures and functions they are studying, how they function, and why they are important to learn. New vocabulary-building activities, a mobile-friendly eText, and Interactive Physiology 2.0 tutorials expand the options for using Mastering (TM) A&P as an effective practice and learning tool. Also available with Mastering A&P Mastering (TM) A&P is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to engage students and improve results. Instructors ensure that students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics (TM). Students can further master concepts after class through assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering (TM) A&P does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering A&P, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering A&P, search for: 0134394194 / 9780134394190 Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology Plus Mastering A&P with eText -- Access Card Package, 12/e Package consists of: 0134395328 / 9780134395326 Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology 0134555112 / 9780134555119 Mastering A&P with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology Mastering A&P should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

Language Planning - From Practice to Theory (Paperback): Robert B. Kaplan, Richard B. Baldauf Language Planning - From Practice to Theory (Paperback)
Robert B. Kaplan, Richard B. Baldauf
R843 Discovery Miles 8 430 Out of stock

Reviewing the field of language policy and planning, this text sets out current practice and ways of thinking about language policy and planning, looking at methodology and the key areas of education, literacy and economics. Case studies of key language planning and policy issues are included.

European Gastronomy into the 21st Century (Paperback): Cailein Gillespie, John Cousins European Gastronomy into the 21st Century (Paperback)
Cailein Gillespie, John Cousins
R880 Discovery Miles 8 800 Out of stock

'European Gastronomy into the 21st Century' is a unique text examining the development and origins of European food traditions within social, economic and geographical contexts.

Gastronomy is the art and science of good eating and drinking: a concept that extends outwards to embrace wider notions of tradition, culture, society and civilisation. This book provides a rigorous, well researched and much needed treatment of the subject, systematically outlining:
* the development of European gastronomic tradition, and the social, economic, philosophical and geographical contexts of change
* the experiences, philosophies and relative contributions of great gastronomes, past and present
* the interplay of traditional and contemporary influences on modern gastronomy
* the relationship between gastronomy and and travel and tourism
* salient issues of nutrition, food hygiene and health promotion
Taking an all-encompassing look at the subject of gastronomy past, present and future, 'European Gastronomy into the 21st Century' uses example menus and case studies to demonstrate the theory. It also provides an insight into the business arena, using key destination restaurants to illustrate management techniques and marketing issues. Accessible and highly structured, the book guides the reader through its wide-ranging and thought-provoking content.
The only book of its kind in this subject area
Completely up-to-date comprehensive guide
Essential reading for industry practitioners and students of hospitality management and culinary arts courses

How to Cheat at IT Project Management (Paperback): Susan Snedaker How to Cheat at IT Project Management (Paperback)
Susan Snedaker
R814 R600 Discovery Miles 6 000 Save R214 (26%) Out of stock

This book is written with the IT professional in mind. It provides a clear, concise system for managing IT projects, regardless of the size or complexity of the project. It avoids the jargon and complexity of traditional project management (PM) books. Instead, it provides a unique approach to IT project management, combining strategic business concepts (project ROI, strategic alignment, etc.) with the very practical, step-by-step instructions for developing and managing a successful IT project. It s short enough to be easily read and used but long enough to be comprehensive in the right places.
* Essential information on how to provide a clear, concise system for managing IT projects, regardless of the size or complexity of the project
* As IT jobs are outsourced, there is a growing demand for project managers to manage outsourced IT projects
* Companion Web site for the book provides dozens of working templates to help readers manage their own IT projects

Supervision: Key Link to Productivity (Paperback, 11th edition): Leslie W. Rue, Nabil A. Ibrahim, Lloyd L. Byars Supervision: Key Link to Productivity (Paperback, 11th edition)
Leslie W. Rue, Nabil A. Ibrahim, Lloyd L. Byars
R2,498 Discovery Miles 24 980 Out of stock

"Supervision: Key Link to Productivity" 11e by Rue, Ibrahim, and Byars is a solid text written for student appeal in terms of its approach and readability. The Eleventh Edition retains its accessible writing style. The active learning approach emphasizes productivity by featuring an applications section at the end of every chapter. The content comes alive for students as they are encouraged to apply key concepts.

Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry - Behavioral Sciences/Clinical Psychiatry (Paperback, 11th edition): Benjamin J... Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry - Behavioral Sciences/Clinical Psychiatry (Paperback, 11th edition)
Benjamin J Sadock, Virginia Alcott Sadock, Pedro Ruiz
R2,192 Discovery Miles 21 920 Out of stock

The Best-Selling Resource in Psychiatry NOW UPDATED with DSM-5
The new and thoroughly updated 11th edition of Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences/Clinical Psychiatry is a complete overview of the entire field of psychiatry for clinicians, residents, students, and all others who provide mental health care.
In this best-selling textbook in psychiatry for over 40 years, the reader will find a thorough discussion of both the behavioral sciences and clinical psychiatry. The 11th edition integrates all the DSM-5 criteria and provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of treatment methods for every known mental disorder.
The 11th edition is set apart from any other reference you have and includes:

  • DSM-5 diagnostic tables on every major psychiatric disorder.
  • A psychopharmacology section organized according to mechanisms of action and updated to include all of the new drugs including those in preparation.
  • Extensive use of case studies and illustrations to enhance the learning experience.
  • The most current treatment methods including a description of all newly introduced psychotherapeutic techniques.
  • A completely revised section on neurocognitive disorders organized along the DSM-5 model.
  • An updated and expanded section on child psychiatry; now includes a guide to diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder and other disorders of childhood.
  • A fully searchable eBook, bundled with the print.
The Synopsis of Psychiatry has been the leading clinical psychiatric resource for psychiatrists both in the US and around the world. It has the reputation of being an independent, accurate, reliable and objective compendium of new events in the field of psychiatry. Now in its 11th edition, the tradition continues, both in print and digital formats--from the authorities you can trust.
Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, offering tablet, smartphone, or online access to:
  • Complete content with enhanced navigation
  • A powerful search tool that pulls results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
  • Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
  • Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
  • Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use

Nutrition Now (Paperback, 8th edition): Judith Brown Nutrition Now (Paperback, 8th edition)
Judith Brown
R900 R767 Discovery Miles 7 670 Save R133 (15%) Out of stock

Reach your diet and nutritional goals with NUTRITION NOW, 8th Edition! Understanding the basic principles of nutrition and its impacts on your health can lead to better choices and more successful diet planning now and throughout your lifetime. Chapters cover nutrition basics such as diet planning, the macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, exercise, pregnancy and lactation, global issues, and much more. NUTRITION NOW organizes content into easy-to-read, manageable units that help you focus on the concepts while applying what you have learned to your own life.

Exercise Physiology for Health Fitness and Performance (Hardcover, 4th edition): Sharon A. Plowman, Denise L. Smith Exercise Physiology for Health Fitness and Performance (Hardcover, 4th edition)
Sharon A. Plowman, Denise L. Smith
R1,830 Discovery Miles 18 300 Out of stock

Updated for its Fourth Edition with increased art and photos, this undergraduate exercise physiology textbook integrates basic exercise physiology with research studies to stimulate learning, allowing readers to apply principles in the widest variety of exercise and sport science careers. The book has comprehensive coverage, including integrated material on special populations, and a flexible organization of independent units, so instructors can teach according to their preferred approach.Each unit is designed with a consistent and comprehensive sequence of presentation: basic anatomy and physiology, the measurement and meaning of variables important to understanding exercise physiology, exercise responses, training principles, and special applications, problems, and considerations.
Plowman & Smith provides a consistently organized, comprehensive approach to Exercise Physiology with excellent supporting ancillary materials. Its ability to relate up to date research to key concepts and integrate special populations makes this book ideal for classroom use.

Managerial Economics - Theory, Applications, and Cases (Paperback, Eighth International Student Edition): W. Bruce Allen, Keith... Managerial Economics - Theory, Applications, and Cases (Paperback, Eighth International Student Edition)
W. Bruce Allen, Keith Weigelt, Neil A Doherty, Edwin Mansfield
R1,325 Discovery Miles 13 250 Out of stock

In today's managerial world, it's critical that students learn how to make strategic economic decisions. The seventh edition of Managerial Economics is the most current text available, encouraging students to see beyond the equations and graphs to the general precepts, such as marginal analysis and backward induction. Its new content draws on dozens of contemporary case studies, inviting students to apply problem-solving skills and to reflect on real-world economic decisions.

Principles of Quantum Mechanics (Hardcover, Second Edition): Ramamurti Shankar Principles of Quantum Mechanics (Hardcover, Second Edition)
Ramamurti Shankar
R1,843 R1,650 Discovery Miles 16 500 Save R193 (10%) Out of stock

Reviews from the First Edition:

"An excellent text a ] The postulates of quantum mechanics and the mathematical underpinnings are discussed in a clear, succinct manner." (American Scientist)

"No matter how gently one introduces students to the concept of Diraca (TM)s bras and kets, many are turned off. Shankar attacks the problem head-on in the first chapter, and in a very informal style suggests that there is nothing to be frightened of." (Physics Bulletin)

Reviews of the Second Edition:

"This massive text of 700 and odd pages has indeed an excellent get-up, is very verbal and expressive, and has extensively worked out calculational details---all just right for a first course. The style is conversational, more like a corridor talk or lecture notes, though arranged as a text. a ] It would be particularly useful to beginning students and those in allied areas like quantum chemistry." (Mathematical Reviews)

R. Shankar has introduced major additions and updated key presentations in this second edition of Principles of Quantum Mechanics. New features of this innovative text include an entirely rewritten mathematical introduction, a discussion of Time-reversal invariance, and extensive coverage of a variety of path integrals and their applications. Additional highlights include:

- Clear, accessible treatment of underlying mathematics

- A review of Newtonian, Lagrangian, and Hamiltonian mechanics

- Student understanding of quantum theory is enhanced by separate treatment of mathematical theorems and physical postulates

- Unsurpassed coverage of path integrals and their relevance in contemporary physics

The requisite text foradvanced undergraduate- and graduate-level students, Principles of Quantum Mechanics, Second Edition is fully referenced and is supported by many exercises and solutions. The booka (TM)s self-contained chapters also make it suitable for independent study as well as for courses in applied disciplines.

International Business - The New Realities (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition): S. Tamer Cavusgil, Gary Knight, John Riesenberger International Business - The New Realities (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition)
S. Tamer Cavusgil, Gary Knight, John Riesenberger
R5,541 Discovery Miles 55 410 Out of stock

For courses in Business. International Business: A Millennial Approach International Business: The New Realities caters to a millennial audience, the most diverse and educated generation to date. The book speaks to readers of the technological age, facing a diverse and evolving economic environment fueled by the Internet and multimedia sources. By addressing issues such as the competitive job market and challenges faced by advanced economies, the text prepares readers for international business in our modern world. The Fourth Edition plays on millennials' characteristics to engage them in the material. This includes their reliance on technology, their drive towards achievement and helping their communities, and their desire to obtain skills they can apply towards meaningful jobs. The authors understand what motivates millennial readers and builds on their goals to help them obtain successful careers in international business. Also available with MyManagementLab(R) MyManagementLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyManagementLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyManagementLab search for: 9780134472454 / 0134472454 International Business: The New Realities Plus MyManagementLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: *0134324838 / 9780134324838 International Business: The New Realities *0134390172 / 9780134390178 MyManagementLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for International Business: The New Realities

Radiographic Imaging and Exposure (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Terri L Fauber Radiographic Imaging and Exposure (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Terri L Fauber
R1,357 Discovery Miles 13 570 Out of stock

Get a head start in producing quality images and fewer repeat radiographs with Fauber's Radiographic Imaging and Exposure, 5th Edition. Covering both digital radiography and film-screen radiography, this practical text is the key to mastering the fundamentals of imaging, passing the ARRT certification exam, and becoming a successful radiography professional. Along with the radiography protection alerts, mathematical applications, and concise writing style retained from the last edition, this new edition features updated content reflecting the latest ARRT and ASRT content, expanded coverage of digital fluoroscopy, and enhanced content on problem-solving in situations of poor-quality radiographs. Extensive digital radiography coverage helps readers learn to acquire, process, and display digital images while discussing the advantages and limitations of digital vs. film processes. Concentration on imaging and exposure lays the groundwork for becoming a competent radiographer. Radiation Protection alerts highlight the variables that impact patient exposure and how radiographers can control them. Important Relationships sections recap the relationships among concepts being discussed, calling attention to how they relate to one another. Mathematical Applications sections show how mathematical concepts and formulas are applied in the clinical setting. Straightforward and concise writing style makes the content understandable and accessible. Review questions are provided for every chapter with answers in the back of book. Bulleted summaries at the ends of chapters offer a quick review of the key concepts just covered in the chapter. Appendices provide an easy-to-use format for quick reference and studying important concepts and formulas. Glossary of key terms serves as a quick reference for key terms covered throughout the book. NEW! Expanded coverage of digital fluoroscopy including up-to-date information on LCD and Plasma displays provide a better understanding of the latest professional equipment. NEW! Revised content on image evaluation covers both film and digital along with problem-solving scenarios for poor quality and recommendations for improvement. NEW! Updated content reflects the latest content outlined by the ARRT and ASRT.

Maritime Economics 3e (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Martin Stopford Maritime Economics 3e (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Martin Stopford
R585 R520 Discovery Miles 5 200 Save R65 (11%) Out of stock

For 5000 years shipping has served the world economy and today it provides a sophisticated transport service to every part of the globe. Yet despite its economic complexity, shipping retains much of the competitive cut and thrust of the "perfect" market of classical economics. This blend of sophisticated logistics and larger than life entrepreneurs makes it a unique case study of classical economics in a modern setting.

The enlarged and substantially rewritten Maritime Economics uses historical and theoretical analysis as the framework for a practical explanation of how shipping works today. Whilst retaining the structure of the second edition, its scope is widened to include: lessons from 5000 years of commercial shipping history shipping cycles back to 1741, with a year by year commentary updated chapters on markets; shipping costs; accounts; ship finance and a new chapter on the return on capital new chapters on the geography of sea trade; trade theory and specialised cargoes updated chapters on the merchant fleet shipbuilding, recycling and the regulatory regime a much revised chapter on the challenges and pitfalls of forecasting. With over 800 pages, 200 illustrations, maps, technical drawings and tables Maritime Economics is the shipping industry's most comprehensive text and reference source, whilst remaining as one reviewer put it "a very readable book".

Martin Stopford has enjoyed a distinguished career in the shipping industry as Director of Business Development with British Shipbuilders, Global Shipping Economist with the Chase Manhattan Bank N.A., Chief Executive of Lloyds Maritime Information Services; Managing Director of Clarkson Research Services and an executive Director of Clarksons PLC. He lectures regularly at Cambridge Academy of Transport and is a Visiting Professor at Cass Business School, Dalian Maritime University and Copenhagen Business School.

Living in the Environment (Hardcover, 19th edition): Scott Spoolman, G. Miller Living in the Environment (Hardcover, 19th edition)
Scott Spoolman, G. Miller
R862 R742 Discovery Miles 7 420 Save R120 (14%) Out of stock

Team up with Miller/Spoolman's, LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT and the National Geographic Society for the most inspiring introduction to environmental science available! Providing clear introductions to the multiple environmental problems that we face and balanced discussions to evaluate potential solutions, this new edition includes everything you need to succeed in the course, while you get the knowledge you need to make a difference in solving today's environmental issues. The MindTap online edition of the book offers exclusive National Geographic content, including high-quality videos on important environmental problems.

International Law (Paperback): International Law (Paperback)
R1,024 Discovery Miles 10 240 Out of stock

International Law offers a rigorous yet accessible introduction to public international law for students.

Presenting a clearly structured conceptual framework, the text is designed to support understanding by providing a concise, coherent perspective of international law principles and systems at domestic, regional and international levels. In addition to the standard, core material addressed in international law curriculae, the text examines judgments from South African courts and African jurisdictions, and provides a challenging analysis of key, emerging developments which are particularly relevant to the African context.

Features:

  • International criminal law
  • Protection of individuals against mass atrocities
  • The use of force against non-state actors
  • International trade and investment law
  • International climate change law
  • Legal protection of the environment.
  • Additional teaching and learning resources assist students to master the subject matter, and support the development of advanced academic skills.
Critical Care Nursing - A Holistic Approach (Hardcover, Eleventh, North American Edition): Patricia Gonce Morton, Dorrie K.... Critical Care Nursing - A Holistic Approach (Hardcover, Eleventh, North American Edition)
Patricia Gonce Morton, Dorrie K. Fontaine
R1,637 Discovery Miles 16 370 Out of stock

Prepare your students for successful critical care nursing practice! Focusing on preparing students to provide optimal care for critically ill patients and their families, this updated 11th Edition of Morton's classic text integrates the latest research in health care and nursing education, while providing clear, concise writing; outstanding photographs and illustrations; and a holistic approach to the complexities of critical care nursing. By presenting theory and principles within the context of practical application, the authors promote critical thinking and clinical decision-making in every chapter and emphasize the patient as the center of the health care team's efforts. KEY FEATURES NEW! QSEN icons signal pertinent content within the text. Updated Spotlight on Genetics boxes include important genetic information and summaries of selected genetic disorders. Updated Case Studies with Critical Thinking Questions guide students on the journey from knowledge to practical application. Updated Evidence-Based Practice boxes include excerpts from the latest AACN practice alerts and published research, helping readers understand the importance of research-based practice. Considerations for Older Patients boxes highlight the special needs of the fastest growing segment of our population. Patient Safety boxes guide safe and effective practice by alerting the critical care nurse to risk factors, signs and symptoms, side effects, and complications. Health History boxes summarize key areas to cover and relevant information that may be revealed during the health history. Collaborative Care Guides incorporate nursing diagnoses and emphasize outcomes and interventions based on teamwork and collaboration. Online student resources include short videos, animations, review questions, and much more. Lippincott DocuCare , a web-based educational EHR simulation software, available for purchase, further supports your students' readiness for practice.

Handbook of Biometrics (Hardcover, Rev.And Exp.Ed.): Anil K. Jain, Patrick Flynn, Arun A. Ross Handbook of Biometrics (Hardcover, Rev.And Exp.Ed.)
Anil K. Jain, Patrick Flynn, Arun A. Ross
R3,404 R3,224 Discovery Miles 32 240 Save R180 (5%) Out of stock

Biometric recognition, or simply Biometrics, is a rapidly evolving field with applications ranging from accessing one's computer to gaining entry into a country. Biometric systems rely on the use of physical or behavioral traits, such as fingerprints, face, voice and hand geometry, to establish the identity of an individual. The deployment of large-scale biometric systems in both commercial (e.g., grocery stores, amusement parks, airports) and government (e.g., US-VISIT) applications has served to increase the public's awareness of this technology. This rapid growth has also highlighted the challenges associated with designing and deploying biometric systems. Indeed, the problem of biometric recognition is a Grand Challenge in its own right. The past five years has seen a significant growth in biometric research resulting in the development of innovative sensors, robust and efficient algorithms for feature extraction and matching, enhanced test methodologies and novel applications. These advances have resulted in robust, accurate, secure and cost effective biometric systems. The Handbook of Biometrics -- an edited volume contributed by prominent invited researchers in Biometrics -- describes the fundamentals as well as the latest advancements in the burgeoning field of biometrics. It is designed for professionals composed of practitioners and researchers in Biometrics, Pattern Recognition and Computer Security. The Handbook of Biometrics can be used as a primary textbook for an undergraduate biometrics class. This book is also suitable as a secondary textbook or reference for advanced-level students in computer science.

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