The crash of a Dallas-bound jet wasn´t just a tragedy to TV reporter Avery Daniels; it was an act of fate that handed her a golden opportunity to further her career. Mistaken for a glamorous, selfish woman named Carole Rutledge, the badly injured Avery would find that plastic surgery had given her Carole´s face, the famous senatorial candidate Tate Rutledge for a husband, and a powerful Texas dynasty for in-laws. And as she lay helpless in the hospital, she would make a shattering discovery: Someone close to Tate planned to assassinate him. Now, to save Tate´s life, Avery must live another woman´s life -- and risk her own...
The book is dealing with image restoration technique. Image deblurring can be formulated as the inverse process of image blurring. Image deconvolution refers to the act of minimize the blur quantity from a blurred image and discover the sharp and clear original image. We have taken motion blur estimation method which will extract the features from the frequency domain of the image. This method has low complexity as compare to other estimation methods like radon, steerable filter methods.
A follow-up to the best-selling Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man shares the NAACP Image Award-winning comedian´s advice for women about what motivates men and how to render a relationship more productive, covering topics ranging from finances and household chores to to sex and fidelity. Reprint.
´´Dear Millennials´´ is an illustrated adult children's book that brings readers on a journey from outside to within. It is both poetry and prose, allegory and illusion, language and image. Spaced across time and whimsical cadence, ´´Dear Millennials´´ pulls the reader into an act of alignment and self-discovery, reviving the physical in a time that's become deeply digital.
Grenzenloses Streben nach Macht, unstillbarer Ehrgeiz, ein Ehepaar voller ruchloser Ambitionen und Pläne, dazu noch das Wirken übernatürlicher Kräfte vor der Kulisse des mittelalterlichen Schottlands - bereits Shakespeares Tragödie Macbeth liest sich wie das Skript eines gelungenen Psychothrillers, dessen Handlung voller Schrecken, Chaos und Leidenschaft das Publikum von Beginn an fesselt. Polanskis drastisch-realistische Filmversion von 1971 hat auch für Schülerinnen und Schüler heute ungebrochene Aktualität, gewährt sie doch Einblicke in die Abgründe der menschlichen Seele, welche für das menschliche Individuum unmittelbar existenzielle Fragen über die Bedeutung von Schicksal und freiem Willen aufwerfen. Polanskis Macbeth-Verfilmung ist geeignet für den Einsatz in der gymnasialen Oberstufe. Dieses Unterrichtsmodell liefert einen praxisorientierten Leitfaden zur Behandlung im Unterricht. Contents: Roman Polanskis Macbeth-Verfilmung (1971) - Vorüberlegungen zum Einsatz der Verfilmung im Unterricht - Klausuren und Facharbeitsthemen - Konzeption des Unterrichtsmodells - Hilfreiche Materialien, Aufsätze und Internetadressen Component 1: Act I: ´´Fair is foul, and foul is fair´´ - An Introduction to Polanski´s Macbeth: Drama into film - The opening scene - The weird sisters´ prophecies and their effects on Banquo and Macbeth - Characterizing Lady Macbeth and Macbeth by means of film Component 2: Act II: Images of Chaos and Confusion as Represented in Drama and Film: Illusion or reality? Filming the dagger soliloquy - The murder of Duncan and its visualisation - Expressing horror Component 3: Act III: Polanski´s Macbeth: Model Tyrant or Sensitive Killer? The banquet scene - The appearance of Banquo´s ghost and its effects on Macbeth´s mind Component 4: Act IV: Witches or Wise Women? Comparing the Representation of the Weird Sisters in Film Versions of IV,i Component 5: Act V: Evil and Its Consequences as Represented by Polanski: The sleepwalking scene: Lady Macbeth´s madness - Macbeth´s soliloquy: resignation and despair - Restoration of order or evil continued? Comparing the endings of Shakespeare´s play and Polanski´s film
Influence , the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say ´´yes´´—and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book. You´ll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader—and how to defend yourself against them. Perfect for people in all walks of life, the principles of Influence will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success. Some images that appeared in the print edition of this book are unavailable in the electronic edition due to rights reasons.
The fifth edition of From Neuron and Brain has been thoroughly rewritten, with new chapters added, to provide a readable, up-to-date book for use in undergraduate, graduate, and medical school courses in neuroscience. As in previous editions, the emphasis is on experiments made by electrical recordings, molecular and cellular biological techniques, and behavioral studies on the nervous system, from simple reflexes to cognitive functions. Lines of research are followed from the inception of an idea to new findings being made in laboratories and clinics today. A major change is that this edition begins with the anatomy and physiology of the visual system, from light receptors in the retina to the perception of images. This allows the reader to appreciate right away how nerve cells act as the building blocks for perception. Detailed mechanisms of signaling are then described in later chapters. For adopting lecturers an Instructor Resource Library is available.
Life in the German Democratic Republic was a permanent balancing act between conformity and revolt. Political pressure and an economy of scarcity coexisted alongside the more pleasant and seemingly idyllic aspects of everyday life. Stefan Wolle takes these contradictory images of a now defunct world and weaves them into a coherent picture. He shows that the meticulously kept death strip at the border and lovingly tended allotment gardens were two sides of the same coin, that dictatorship and daily life necessarily went hand in hand. Wolle tells the history of the last two decades of the GDR from the inside out, as the collective biography of its inhabitants. The result is a thoroughly researched and ambitious scholarly work that doesn´t shy away from radical subjectivity. He describes the attempts of East German citizens to create a modicum of intellectual and spiritual freedom, takes stock of the shattered dream of a human, democratic socialism, and reclaims the multifaceted lives of those who lived under Communist Party rule. Originally published in 1998, this seminal history of everyday life in East Germany is now available for the first time in English.
How do we see the world around us? The Penguin on Design series includes the works of creative thinkers whose writings on art, design and the media have changed our vision forever. Susan Sontag´s groundbreaking critique of photography asks forceful questions about the moral and aesthetic issues surrounding this art form. Photographs are everywhere. They have the power to shock, idealize or seduce, they create a sense of nostalgia and act as a memorial, and they can be used as evidence against us or to identify us. In six incisive essays, Sontag examines the ways in which we use these omnipresent images to manufacture a sense of reality and authority in our lives.