Lonely Planet's original Signspotting books garnered phenomenal worldwide sales of over 300,000 copies. And now the world of gaffes and miscommunications is back with Ultimate Signspotting, a round-up of the world's most perplexing signs and garbled messages. Over 100 of the most hilarious photographs have been selected, and are now given accompanying illustrations. Getting lost in translation has never been more fun.
200 Surefire Winners for Middle and High School Readers
Author: Jennifer Bromann-Bender
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Booktalking Nonfiction: 200 Surefire Winners for Middle and High School Readers will provide an introduction to selecting and writing booktalks for nonfiction books with a focus on unique informational texts and biographies and autobiographies. The Common Core Standards Initiative, which most states have adopted, requires that 70% of the materials students read be from the category of informational texts it is especially important to focus on nonfiction when sharing books with students. Bromann-Bender provides everything you need to do just that.
16th European Conference, Glasgow, UK, August 23–28, 2020, Proceedings, Part XI
Author: Andrea Vedaldi
Publisher: Springer Nature
The 30-volume set, comprising the LNCS books 12346 until 12375, constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2020, which was planned to be held in Glasgow, UK, during August 23-28, 2020. The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 1360 revised papers presented in these proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 5025 submissions. The papers deal with topics such as computer vision; machine learning; deep neural networks; reinforcement learning; object recognition; image classification; image processing; object detection; semantic segmentation; human pose estimation; 3d reconstruction; stereo vision; computational photography; neural networks; image coding; image reconstruction; object recognition; motion estimation.
Signspottingis the ultimate collection of accidentally entertaining signs spotted around the world, including the Pennsylvania sign that warns: CAUTION PULLING ACTIVATES DOOR to the Chinese sign that helpfully notes: STEP TO THE MOON. BE CAREFUL!. Each day of theSignspotting: Absurd and Amusing Signs from Around the World 2012 Day-to-Day Calendarpresents a color photograph of an ironic, suggestive, bizarre, mislabeled, misspelled, or otherwise amusing sign. AsUS Todaysays, "Danger: These signs may cause excessive laughter."
In Cruise Confidential, Brian David Bruns spills the dirt - or in this case, the dirty water - on those romantic, fun-filled vacations at sea. His hilarious chronicle of the year he spent working for Carnival Cruise Lines takes readers down into the areas where the crew works and lives, leaving readers gasping with laughter as they're assaulted nonstop with events that range from the absurd to the utterly bizarre. Stewards fighting over food. Cutlery allowances and other nonsensical rules. What the crew calls those onboard (no, it's not ''passengers''). And of course, the sex. An abundance of ready, willing, and able bodies eager for action on a vessel replete with nooks and crannies leads to love in some mighty strange, and seemingly impossible, places. Breezy, entertaining, and informative, Cruise Confidential is essential reading for those planning a cruise or for anyone who just needs a good laugh.
15th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, Kyoto, Japan, November 30 – December 4, 2020, Revised Selected Papers, Part VI
Author: Hiroshi Ishikawa
Publisher: Springer Nature
The six volume set of LNCS 12622-12627 constitutes the proceedings of the 15th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, ACCV 2020, held in Kyoto, Japan, in November/ December 2020.* The total of 254 contributions was carefully reviewed and selected from 768 submissions during two rounds of reviewing and improvement. The papers focus on the following topics: Part I: 3D computer vision; segmentation and grouping Part II: low-level vision, image processing; motion and tracking Part III: recognition and detection; optimization, statistical methods, and learning; robot vision Part IV: deep learning for computer vision, generative models for computer vision Part V: face, pose, action, and gesture; video analysis and event recognition; biomedical image analysis Part VI: applications of computer vision; vision for X; datasets and performance analysis *The conference was held virtually.
11th International Conference, ICIAR 2014, Vilamoura, Portugal, October 22-24, 2014, Proceedings, Part II
Author: Aurélio Campilho
The two volumes LNCS 8814 and 8815 constitute the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, ICIAR 2014, held in Vilamoura, Portugal, in October 2014. The 107 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 177 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: image representation and models; sparse representation; image restoration and enhancement; feature detection and image segmentation; classification and learning methods; document image analysis; image and video retrieval; remote sensing; applications; action, gestures and audio-visual recognition; biometrics; medical image processing and analysis; medical image segmentation; computer-aided diagnosis; retinal image analysis; 3D imaging; motion analysis and tracking; and robot vision.