Structures of Image CollectionsStructures of Image Collections

Why does it look like it's hanging from the ceiling? You don't play croquet on the ceiling. It must not be a white croquet ball. What happened to our image structure? Nothing. What changed was the perceived need to categorize the image ...

Author: Howard F. Greisdorf

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313095818


Page: 192

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Human beings have always had a penchant for collecting images. The challenge today is that almost anything and everything in the world is available as a viewable image. Consequently, say O'Connor and Greisdorf, image collections can no longer be the result of ad hoc processes rooted in antiquated methodologies. To this end, they present the reader with an interdisciplinary approach to the principles, practices and belief systems underlying categorization and image management. The book is divided into three parts: defining the nature of images; describing how images are used; and explaining how and why images are collected (including the mechanics of storage and accessibility). Individual chapters contain a historical perspective on the subject matter and supporting research. Liberally enhanced with illustrations from the authors' own collections. For anyone who cognitively engages with image collections either vocationally or avocationally.

Calculus Mysteries and ThrillersCalculus Mysteries and Thrillers

Finally , just as the hands of Sasha's watch read 11 PM , a large chunk of masonry , loosened by the incessant rain , slid off the edge of the roof and landed with a wet thud on top of a recently played croquet ball .

Author: R. Grant Woods

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9781614441144


Page: 131

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Calculus Mysteries and Thrillers consists of eleven mathematics projects based on introductory single-variable calculus, together with some guidance on how to make use of them. Each project is presented as an amusing short story. In many of them, a group of undergraduate mathematics students formed into a consulting company called Math Iz Us, is hired to solve mathematical problems brought to them by clients. The problems solved include: helping to prosecute an accused pool shark, defending a driver accused of speeding, assisting a hockey coach in making his star forward a more effective goal scorer, and advising a pirate captain on how to divide a gold-plated goose-egg fairly among his crew. In each problem, the problem solvers are required to present to their client a detailed written report of their findings. Thus, students must produce and analyze accurate mathematical models of complex, verbally presented real life situations and write a clear technical account of their solution. Instructors who are looking for problems that are novel, interesting, and several levels more complex than the typical text book word problem will find them in this book. This book will be of particular value to instructors who wish to combine training in applications of calculus with training in technical writing. The complexity of the problems makes them suitable for use as group projects. The calculus concepts on which the problems are based include: tangent and normal lines, optimization by use of critical points, inverse trig functions, volumes of solids, surface area integrals, and modeling economic concepts using definite integrals. Although a few ideas from physics and economics are used in the problems, no prior knowledge of these fields is required.

Chambers s Edinburgh journal conducted by W Chambers Continued as Chambers s Journal of popular literature science and artsChambers s Edinburgh journal conducted by W Chambers Continued as Chambers s Journal of popular literature science and arts

Indeed , Croquet was quite withering in his delineations of infatuated men poking little balls into little holes with ... harassed my anxious pillow , for I could imagine no earthly agent producing those regular knocks on the ceiling .

Author: Chambers's journal


ISBN: OXFORD:555031691


Page: 450

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Hardware AgeHardware Age

THE Adjusted Ceilings for " OUTDOORS “ New Service Sellers a Ceiling price adjustment provisions for new sellers of ... The OPS acBend Croquet ! tion , Amendment 3 to the regulaThis wide - spread active sport tion , effective April 28 ...



ISBN: UOM:35128001666039



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Everybody RiseEverybody Rise

to the small peaked roof, you can see that influence,” said Mr. Hacking. ... Of course, it's a terrible croquet green, but she knew all its bumps and proclivities and would handily beat anyone who dared to play against her.

Author: Stephanie Clifford

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466889125


Page: 384

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An instant New York Times bestseller! Chosen as one of Summer's Best Books by People Magazine Featured in Time Magazine's Summer Reading Entertainment Weekly's Summer Must List Good Housekeeping Beach Reads Feature "A witty tale about a high-society wannabe...Little is more delicious than watching an ambitious but tragically flawed protagonist brought down - especially in a designer cocktail dress." -The Washington Post Everyone yearns to belong, to be part of the "in crowd," but how far are you willing to go to be accepted? In the case of bright, funny and socially ambitious Evelyn Beegan, the answer is much too far... At 26, Evelyn is determined to carve her own path in life and free herself from the influence of her social-climbing mother, who propelled her through prep school and onto New York's glamorous Upper East Side. Evelyn has long felt like an outsider to her privileged peers, but when she gets a job at a social network aimed at the elite, she's forced to embrace them. Recruiting new members for the site, Evelyn steps into a promised land of Adirondack camps, Newport cottages and Southampton clubs thick with socialites and Wall Streeters. Despite herself, Evelyn finds the lure of belonging intoxicating, and starts trying to pass as old money herself. When her father, a crusading class-action lawyer, is indicted for bribery, Evelyn must contend with her own family's downfall as she keeps up appearances in her new life, grasping with increasing desperation as the ground underneath her begins to give way. People and Time Inc. are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of St. Martin's Press. People's Pick Logo is a Registered Trademark of Time Inc. and is used under license.

Love and Iced TeaLove and Iced Tea

“I've seen pictures of those old movie stars playing croquet,” said Eli. “It's going to cost you a fortune,” said Booty. “I don't know how long that house has sat empty.” “I don't want to think about it. It's got a solid copper ceiling ...

Author: Leslie Finegan

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480862265


Page: 386

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Yearning to escape the constant pressure from his family to lead a life he doesn’t want, Eiji Takezo hops in his beaten up Honda and makes a run for it. As he travels across the backroads of America to contemplate what he wants to do with his life, his car unexpectedly breaks down and he finds himself stranded in Cedar Springs, Oklahoma. There he meets a strange cast of characters who take him in, befriend him, and reorder his life before he can blink. None of these new acquaintances is more interesting than Blair Mason, who quickly captures his heart. When he learns that she feels the same way, Eiji decides to build a new life in Cedar Springs. But how long can their love last in the face of bigotry? In this tale of romance and culture clash, a man stranded and lost manages to find love when he leasts expects it.

Haven PointHaven Point

Croquet? Polo?” “Oh my God, Adriene.” Skye laughed and looked up at the ceiling. “We don't play croquet or polo,” Ben replied, pretending to be indignant. “We're way too busy fox hunting.” He's funny! Skye thought.

Author: Virginia Hume

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250266538


Page: 384

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INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER "The book equivalent of a beach getaway." —PopSugar "A stunning debut." —BookRiot A sweeping debut novel about the generations of a family that spends summers in a seaside enclave on Maine's rocky coastline, for fans of Elin Hilderbrand, Beatriz Williams, and Sarah Blake. 1944: Maren Larsen is a blonde beauty from a small Minnesota farming town, determined to do her part to help the war effort––and to see the world beyond her family’s cornfields. As a cadet nurse at Walter Reed Medical Center, she’s swept off her feet by Dr. Oliver Demarest, a handsome Boston Brahmin whose family spends summers in an insular community on the rocky coast of Maine. 1970: As the nation grapples with the ongoing conflict in Vietnam, Oliver and Maren are grappling with their fiercely independent seventeen-year-old daughter, Annie, who has fallen for a young man they don’t approve of. Before the summer is over a terrible tragedy will strike the Demarests––and in the aftermath, Annie vows never to return to Haven Point. 2008: Annie’s daughter, Skye, has arrived in Maine to help scatter her mother’s ashes. Maren knows that her granddaughter inherited Annie’s view of Haven Point: despite the wild beauty and quaint customs, the regattas and clambakes and sing-alongs, she finds the place––and the people––snobbish and petty. But Maren also knows that Annie never told Skye the whole truth about what happened during that fateful summer. Over seven decades of a changing America, through wars and storms, betrayals and reconciliations, Haven Point explores what it means to belong to a place, and to a family, which holds as tightly to its traditions as it does its secrets.

The Supernormal Sleuthing Service 2 The Sphinx s SecretThe Supernormal Sleuthing Service 2 The Sphinx s Secret

With a tremendous clatter of dropped croquet balls and mallets, but uttering neither screech nor scream, ... “Well,” Sofia said, studying the high ceiling, “before we could stop them, they stole the croquet set and made for the lobby.

Author: Gwenda Bond

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062459992


Page: 352

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The action-packed sequel to The Lost Legacy, which Booklist called “Monstrous fun!” Living in a hotel full of monsters isn’t always easy, especially when all the adults have fallen under an evil spell! Stephen and his friends have three days to undo a sorcerer’s magic before the spell becomes permanent and their parents are cursed forever. Hotel Transylvania meets Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. It’s only been a few weeks since Stephen started living in the New Harmonia—a hotel that caters to a supernormal clientele, including bigfeet, vampires, dragons, and talking gargoyles—and he still has a lot to learn. His latest discovery? The lions at the New York Public Library are actually sphinxes, guarding a secret underground collection of magical artifacts. But just as Stephen makes this discovery, a mysterious warlock named Edmund the Enchanter turns the sphinxes to stone and steals a powerful wand from the library’s collection. With the wand, Edmund could take control of the entire supernormal world. Stephen and his two best friends, Sofia and Ivan, have only three days to thwart Edmund’s evil intentions. The Sphinx’s Secret is an adventure-filled monstrous romp with a time-travel twist. This inventive and accessible mystery-adventure is full of friendship, humor, and a curious cast of characters perfect for fans of Pseudonymous Bosch and R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps series. Features black-and-white art by Glenn Thomas throughout.

Glenferrie Hill Recreation ClubGlenferrie Hill Recreation Club

The Croquet Section, in the last half-page of the document, gave its annual report in three lines – 'The lawns were declared open on August 14, 1982 by the Club President, ... We had a heater, ceiling fans and best of all, hot water'.

Author: Pamela F. Wilson

Publisher: Stephen Digby

ISBN: 9780646503608


Page: 106

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The History of the Glenferrie Hill Recreation Club in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia