The Demon of the Birds The search for the final shard of the Shikon Jewel leads Inuyasha and the gang to a mountain fortress. But the gate is guarded by two giant statues and a force that will only allow the dead to enter Seeking a path to the underworld, Naraku meanwhile teams up with a new demon, Abi Hime, who hunts the blood of innocent villagers to heal her mother. Inuyasha and friends step in to stop them when they find that Kikyo may be involved
LEARNING CALCULUS JUST GOT A LOT EASIER! Here's an innovative shortcut to gaining a more intuitive understanding of both differential and integral calculus. In "Calculus Demystified" an experienced teacher and author of more than 30 books puts all the math background you need inside and uses practical examples, real data, and a totally different approach to mastering calculus. With "Calculus Demystified" you ease into the subject one simple step at a time -- at your own speed. A user-friendly, accessible style incorporating frequent reviews, assessments, and the actual application of ideas helps you to understand and retain all the important concepts. THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND SELF-TEACHING TEXT OFFERS: Questions at the end of each chapter and section to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses A 100-question final exam for self-assessment Detailed examples and solutions Numerous "Math Notes" and "You Try It" items to gauge progress and make learning more enjoyable An easy-to-absorb style -- perfect for those without a mathematics background If you've been looking for a pain way to learn calculus, refresh your skills, or improve your classroom performance, your search ends here.
Enhance your understanding of Computer Vision and image processing by developing real-world projects in OpenCV 3 About This Book Get to grips with the basics of Computer Vision and image processing This is a step-by-step guide to developing several real-world Computer Vision projects using OpenCV 3 This book takes a special focus on working with Tesseract OCR, a free, open-source library to recognize text in images Who This Book Is For If you are a software developer with a basic understanding of Computer Vision and image processing and want to develop interesting Computer Vision applications with Open CV, this is the book for you. Knowledge of C++ is required.
What You Will Learn Install OpenCV 3 on your operating system Create the required CMake scripts to compile the C++ application and manage its dependencies Get to grips with the Computer Vision workflows and understand the basic image matrix format and filters Understand the segmentation and feature extraction techniques Remove backgrounds from a static scene to identify moving objects for video surveillance Track different objects in a live video using various techniques Use the new OpenCV functions for text detection and recognition with Tesseract In Detail Open CV is a cross-platform, free-for-use library that is primarily used for real-time Computer Vision and image processing. It is considered to be one of the best open source libraries that helps developers focus on constructing complete projects on image processing, motion detection, and image segmentation. Whether you are completely new to the concept of Computer Vision or have a basic understanding of it, this book will be your guide to understanding the basic OpenCV concepts and algorithms through amazing real-world examples and projects. Starting from the installation of OpenCV on your system and understanding the basics of image processing, we swiftly move on to creating optical flow video analysis or text recognition in complex scenes, and will take you through the commonly used Computer Vision techniques to build your own Open CV projects from scratch. By the end of this book, you will be familiar with the basics of Open CV such as matrix operations, filters, and histograms, as well as more advanced concepts such as segmentation, machine learning, complex video analysis, and text recognition. Style and approach This book is a practical guide with lots of tips, and is closely focused on developing Computer vision applications with OpenCV. Beginning with the fundamentals, the complexity increases with each chapter. Sample applications are developed throughout the book that you can execute and use in your own projects.
Annabelle loves her beautiful show horse very much, but becomes concerned when champion horses start disappearing. Is Annabelle's horse next? And what has become of the stolen horses?
Following the structure of other titles in the Continuum Introductions to Literary Genres series, American Gothic Fiction includes: A broad definition of the genre and its essential elements. A timeline of developments within the genre. Critical concerns to bear in mind while reading in the genre. Detailed readings of a range of widely taught texts. In-depth analysis of major themes and issues. Signposts for further study within the genre. A summary of the most important criticism in the field.
A glossary of terms. An annotated, critical reading list. This book offers students, writers, and serious fans a window into some of the most popular topics, styles and periods in this subject.
Authors studied in American Gothic Fiction include Charles Brockden Brown, William Montgomery Bird, James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, George Lippard, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Gilmore Simms, John Neal, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Ambrose Bierce, Emma Dawson, W.
D. Howells, Henry James, William Faulkner, Anne Rice and William Gibson
Men have been conditioned to conceal a full range of emotions, including sadness, anxiety and worry. Author David Kundtz shows men how to identify and express whatever they're feeling in a healthy way and to learn to be comfortable with the feelings of others. He provides the tools and language with which men can access and express deep, vibrant, emotional lives. Nothing's Wrong liberates men so that their jobs and relationships can flourish.
The boys from Big Enough for Five are back. They've sold the press and are each pursuing different jobs, doing their own thing. They still come back together again at the end of the day though, living and fighting and loving as only a fivesome can. They're finally investing in a new bed, too. Something custom-made that'll fit them all just a little bit better, something that's made for five.
But what happens when street musician Rhymer decides he'd like a taste of each of them? Will his interest fracture what the fivesome have managed to build together? Or will they discover that they've got room for one more?