Special Offer: "Purchase the Paperback version of A Secret Named Sophie and get the Kindle Edition FREE!" ""To my dearest Niece..."" Sophie's uncle is dead. The letter informed her that Philip Spencer, the man who'd been both friend and guardian, died and left her everything he had. She doesn't want to believe that her uncle is dead. Hoping to find the truth, fifteen year-old Sophie leaves home and takes a train beyond the Smoke-Cities, to Jaycetown. In her heart, she hopes to find her uncle safe and the letter nothing but a cruel joke... except she's going to find more. She will enter a mansion she didn't know existed, and find herself surrounded by photographs of people her uncle never talked about. Worst of all, a strange creature lurks in the darkness- but she can't turn back. She is the last piece of the puzzle. ""I leave to you all of my earthly possessions."" "M. Kirin presents A Secret Named Sophie, Book 1 of the Sophie Spencer Series, a novella about family and the lies that transcend time. " For more information, and a full preview, please visit: mkirin.com.
This book presents a thorough and detailed guide to image registration, outlining the principles and reviewing state-of-the-art tools and methods. The book begins by identifying the components of a general image registration system, and then describes the design of each component using various image analysis tools. The text reviews a vast array of tools and methods, not only describing the principles behind each tool and method, but also measuring and comparing their performances using synthetic and real data. Features: discusses similarity/dissimilarity measures, point detectors, feature extraction/selection and homogeneous/heterogeneous descriptors; examines robust estimators, point pattern matching algorithms, transformation functions, and image resampling and blending; covers principal axes methods, hierarchical methods, optimization-based methods, edge-based methods, model-based methods, and adaptive methods; includes a glossary, an extensive list of references, and an appendix on PCA.
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