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The Resource Alien vision : exploring the electromagnetic spectrum with imaging technology, Austin Richards, (electronic book)

Alien vision : exploring the electromagnetic spectrum with imaging technology, Austin Richards, (electronic book)

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Alien vision : exploring the electromagnetic spectrum with imaging technology
Title
Alien vision
Title remainder
exploring the electromagnetic spectrum with imaging technology
Statement of responsibility
Austin Richards
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Austin Richards takes readers on a visual tour of the electromagnetic spectrum beyond the range of human sight, using imaging technology as the means to 'see' invisible light. Dozens of colorful images and clear, concise descriptions make this an intriguing, accessible technical book. Richards explains the light spectrum, including visible light, and describes the advanced imaging technologies that enable humans to synthesize our own version of 'alien' vision at different wavelengths, with applications ranging from fire fighting and law enforcement to botany and medicine
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Additional physical form
Also available in print version.
Cataloging source
CaBNvSL
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Richards, Austin.
Dewey number
621.36/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TK8315
LC item number
.R53 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
Series statement
SPIE Press monograph
Series volume
104
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Imaging systems
Target audience
  • adult
  • specialized
Label
Alien vision : exploring the electromagnetic spectrum with imaging technology, Austin Richards, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"SPIE digital library."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-148) and index
Color
black and white
Contents
1. Infrared and ultraviolet : the edges of the rainbow -- Night vision and surveillance with near-IR imaging -- Forensic imaging with near-IR and near-UV imaging -- Animal ultraviolet vision -- Optical properties of materials in the near-IR and near-UV -- Infrared photography and heat detection -- 2. Thermal imaging : we all glow in the dark -- Midwave and longwave IR imaging systems -- Surveillance and law enforcement -- Thermography -- Thermal imaging and biology -- Thermal imaging in astronomy -- 3. Microwave and millimeter-wave imaging : piercing the veil -- Sub-millimeter-wave imaging : t-rays -- Millimeter-wave imaging : seeing through clothing and fog -- Radio astronomy : the foundations of microwave imaging -- Radar imaging : a microwave searchlight -- Small-scale imaging radar -- 4. X rays and gamma rays : crookes tubes and nuclear light -- High-energy astronomy -- Gamma-ray imaging -- PET scans : observing living tissue with gamma rays -- 5. Acoustic imaging : seeing with sound -- Underwater acoustic imaging -- Ultrasound medical imaging -- Acoustic daylight imaging -- Acoustic imaging of sound sources -- 6. Sweeping through the spectrum : comparative imagery -- Milky Way images from radio to gamma ray -- Milky Way image descriptions -- Epilogue -- Glossary -- Bibliography and Internet resources -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 160 p. ill. (some col.))
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780819479143
Other physical details
digital file.
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Label
Alien vision : exploring the electromagnetic spectrum with imaging technology, Austin Richards, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
"SPIE digital library."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-148) and index
Color
black and white
Contents
1. Infrared and ultraviolet : the edges of the rainbow -- Night vision and surveillance with near-IR imaging -- Forensic imaging with near-IR and near-UV imaging -- Animal ultraviolet vision -- Optical properties of materials in the near-IR and near-UV -- Infrared photography and heat detection -- 2. Thermal imaging : we all glow in the dark -- Midwave and longwave IR imaging systems -- Surveillance and law enforcement -- Thermography -- Thermal imaging and biology -- Thermal imaging in astronomy -- 3. Microwave and millimeter-wave imaging : piercing the veil -- Sub-millimeter-wave imaging : t-rays -- Millimeter-wave imaging : seeing through clothing and fog -- Radio astronomy : the foundations of microwave imaging -- Radar imaging : a microwave searchlight -- Small-scale imaging radar -- 4. X rays and gamma rays : crookes tubes and nuclear light -- High-energy astronomy -- Gamma-ray imaging -- PET scans : observing living tissue with gamma rays -- 5. Acoustic imaging : seeing with sound -- Underwater acoustic imaging -- Ultrasound medical imaging -- Acoustic daylight imaging -- Acoustic imaging of sound sources -- 6. Sweeping through the spectrum : comparative imagery -- Milky Way images from radio to gamma ray -- Milky Way image descriptions -- Epilogue -- Glossary -- Bibliography and Internet resources -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 160 p. ill. (some col.))
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780819479143
Other physical details
digital file.
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader

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