SHAPE. of. SNAKES. “Walters builds the tension masterfully.” –The Wall
StreetJournal “Quite simply, a tour de force. . . . It succeeds magnificently at
almost every level.” —The Observer (London) “A fascinating, page turning
experience that is a ...
Author: Minette Walters
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
A psychological thriller about race, family, and the brutal power of raw emotion.Mrs. Ranelagh has never stopped thinking about the dead body she found in the gutter twenty years ago, during Britain’s Winter of Discontent. “Mad Annie,” as she was known, was the only black resident of her West London neighborhood and openly despised by the community. The police called her death an accident, but Mrs. Ranelagh has always suspected it was murder. However, her pleas for an investigation were met with a vicious hate campaign that drove her and her husband from the country. Now, determined to uncover the truth, Mrs. Ranelagh has returned to England, where she quickly discovers a sordid trail of domestic violence, racism and adultery that shockingly could lead back to her own family.
Tracey Steffora. We can see many shapes when we look at snakes. Let's take a
look! This snake has coiled its body into the shape of. 5.
Author: Tracey Steffora
It's time to improve your maths ssssskills! Books in this fun series use cute or high-interest animals to teach key maths concepts while retaining reluctant mathematicians' interest. Illustrated with cut-out photos on striking, colourful backgrounds, this book looks at shapes with snakes!
The Impenetrable M and the Mysteries of Narration: Narrative in The Shape of Snakes TILDA MARIA FORSELIUS* It's odd. Some people have very dear
memories oftheir early childhood, but I have none at all. I used to think the stories
Author: Mary Hadley
Category: Literary Criticism
Edgar Award–winning crime novelist Minette Walters is known for revitalizing the tradition of the stand-alone psychological thriller in books such as The Ice House, The Dark Room, Acid Row and Fox Evil. This book offers an in-depth analysis of Walters’ narrative technique and examines the major themes found throughout her work, including truth and justice, the treatment of children, patterns of victimization, British social issues, body image and body politics, the fashioning of identity, and heroism and evil in society. In addition, it includes a valuable interview with Walters.
If your snake has a scale containing horizontal rows, you can just simply use a
grid to properly establish their places. ... of the figure and should gradually
become smaller as it moves further on the farthest area of the subject's shape
Author: Adrian Sanqui
Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books
Drawing Snakes - How to Draw Snakes For the Beginner TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Drawing tools Establishing the Form Starting with the Contour Figure Drawing a Black Mamba Applying the Details Common Snake Skin Patterns Reference Lines for Drawing the Scales Different Eyes of Snakes Drawing with Pencil Drawing a Cobra Drawing a Rattle Snake Drawing with pens Coloring Coloring a Scarlet King Snake Conclusion Author Bio Introduction First, thank you for picking up this book on how to draw snakes for the beginner. We will be going over a number of different things, so follow along closely and do each step before moving to the next one. At the end, I hope you will have learned the basics of how to draw snakes. Let’s get started!
By the same author The Ice House The Sculptress The Scold's Bridle The Echo
The Breaker The Shape of Snakes Acid Row Fox Evil Disordered Minds The
Devil's Feather The Chameleon's Shadow and The Tinder Box Chickenfeed (
Author: Minette Walters
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award, The Dark Room is the psychological thriller from crime queen Minette Walters. Something else had happened . . . Something so terrible that she was too frightened to search her memory for it . . . The newspapers reported the case with relish. Jane (Jinx) Kingsley, fashion photographer and heiress, tries to kill herself after being unceremoniously jilted by her fiancé, who has since disappeared – together with Jinx's best friend Meg Harris . . . But when Jinx wakes from her coma, she can remember nothing about her alleged suicide attempt. With the help of Dr Alan Protheroe of the Nightingale Clinic, she slowly begins to piece together the fragments of the last few weeks. Then the memories begin to surface . . . memories of utter desperation and absolute terror.
First is the seminal work in 1987 of M. Kass, A. Witkin and D. Terzopoulos on “ snakes” which represented a fundamentally new approach to visual analysis of shape. A snake is an elastic contour which is fitted to features detected in an
Author: Andrew Blake
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Active Contours deals with the analysis of moving images - a topic of growing importance within the computer graphics industry. In particular it is concerned with understanding, specifying and learning prior models of varying strength and applying them to dynamic contours. Its aim is to develop and analyse these modelling tools in depth and within a consistent framework.
Behind them all went a hundred big barges laden with different figures of idols in the shape of snakes, lizards, lions, tigers, toads, serpents, bats, ducks, goats,
dogs, elephants, vultures, cats, hawks, crows, and many other animals, all of
Author: Fernão Mendes Pinto
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
This text, ostensibly the autobiography of Portugese explorer Fernão Mendes Pinto, came second only to Marco Polo's work in exciting Europe's imagination of the Orient. Chronicling adventures from Ethiopia to Japan, Travels covers twenty years of Mendes Pinto's odyssey as a soldier, a merchant, a diplomat, a slave, a pirate, and a missionary, and continues to overwhelm questions about its source with the sheer enjoyment of its narrative. "[T]here is plenty here for the modern reader. . . . The vivid descriptions of swashbuckling military campaigns and exotic locations make this a great adventure story. . . . Mendes Pinto may have been a sensitive eyewitness, or a great liar, or a brilliant satirist, but he was certainly more than a simple storyteller."—Stuart Schwartz, The New York Times
Author: Patricia A. RosenmeyerPublish On: 2006-09-27
... 40111 1 21111 loved in the shape ofgold, a bull, water, birds, and huge snakes
. But rouge, wax, slinky Tarentine dresses, bracelets in the shape of snakes, and
golden ankle chains are the tricks of courtesans like Thais, Aristogora, and Lais.
Author: Patricia A. Rosenmeyer
The first referenece to letter writing occurs in the first text of western literature, Homer's Iliad. From the very beginning, Greeks were enthusiastic letter writers, and letter writing became a distinct literary genre. Letters were included in the works of historians but they also formed the basis of works of fiction, and the formal substructure for many kinds of poem. Patricia Rosenmeyer, an authority on the history of the Greek letter, assembles in this book a representative selection of such 'literary letters', from Aelian and Alciphron to Philostrartus and the supposed letters of Themistocles. The book will be valuable for all students of Greek literature especially those studying Greek (and Latin) letter.
shape. extraction. (snakes. and. other. techniques). 6.1 Overview The previous
chapter covered finding shapes by matching. This implies knowledge of a model
(mathematical or template) of the target shape (feature). The shape is fixed in that
Author: Mark Nixon
Focusing on feature extraction while also covering issues and techniques such as image acquisition, sampling theory, point operations and low-level feature extraction, the authors have a clear and coherent approach that will appeal to a wide range of students and professionals. Ideal module text for courses in artificial intelligence, image processing and computer vision Essential reading for engineers and academics working in this cutting-edge field Supported by free software on a companion website
(L. Pasteur) Abstract Treaty relating to methods of observation to distinguish the
various species of snakes, with particular ... size · Snake head shape ·
Herpetological collections Italian snakes belong to two families: Colubridae and
Author: Gabriele Achille
This book offers a comprehensive review of the biology of snakes, focusing on Italian species. The snakes of Italy belong to the two families Colubridae and Viperidae, and for each species the systematic classification and chorology including distribution maps are presented. Furthermore, readers will learn how to carry out field studies, how to handle snakes and how to photograph them. The book concludes with a chapter on the iconography of historical Italian snakes and their importance in popular science, and one on myths and legends. This SpringerBriefs volume will appeal to herpetologists and technical staff. The section on iconography may also be of interest to museum staff.
Size and shape Snakes vary greatly in size: the smallest are barely 15 cm in
length while the largest grow to almost 10 m. Most species, however, including
nearly all the European and North American species, are between 1 m and 2 m
Author: Chris Mattison
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
An easy-to-use and authoritative guide to over 220 species of snake from around the world, each entry specially selected to show the diversity of size, shape and colour of these respected creatures.
From the moment a keeper purchases or captures a venomous snake that they
intend to keep as a captive, they must consider transportation. This aspect is not
to be taken ... This is the purpose of the triangle shape. The snake is hooked and
Author: B. W. Smith
Category: Poisonous snakes
This Book Includes: Proper Housing, Responsible Husbandry, The Tools and Equipment, Safe Handling Practices, Mistakes to be Avoided, Tips for Safety and Effeciency, Federal and State Regulatory Agencgarde%equies, Emergency Contacts and 76 FULL COLOR Illustrations.
A clear kidney ultrasound image ( Figure 6.10 ( a ) ) is occluded by applying a
white stripe with dark islands ( Figure 6.10 ( b ) ) , in an attempt to " confuse ” the snake . Figures 6.10 ( c ) and ( d ) show the detected boundary without the shape
The opening being narrower than this swelling , the two cones are effectually
linked together by means of a kind of restricted balland - socket articulation ,
modified by the shape of the joints . It will furthermore be noted , upon actually ...
Author: Jennifer R. Buettner, RN, CENPublish On: 2013-04-16
The venomous snakes, look at the shapes of their heads. ... rattlesnake has a
more triangular-shaped head than the nonvenomous snake, which has a narrow
round-shaped nonvenomous snake, which has a narrow round-shaped head.
Author: Jennifer R. Buettner, RN, CEN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Because ER nurses need to think fast and act fast . . . Fast Facts for the ER Nurse is the only orientation guide and reference designed specifically for new ER nurses and the preceptors responsible for their orientation. The chapters provide a brief overview of equipment, treatments, and drugs used to manage common disorders and conditions frequently seen in the ER. The book includes disorder definitions, signs and symptoms, interventions, drugs, and critical thinking questions. Using a bullet-point format, each chapter is conveniently organized alphabetically by disease and disorder within each body system for quick access. The book serves as an organized, reliable, and thorough ER guide, ensuring a structured approach to orientation. The book's "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" feature provides quick summaries of important points, questions, and answers at regular intervals throughout. Other useful features include a skills checklist, coverage of common lab values and medications, and EKG rhythms. Key Topics Include: Cardiovascular Emergencies Disaster Response Emergencies Infectious Disease Emergencies Mental Health Emergencies Shock and Multisystem Trauma Emergencies Substance Abuse and Toxicologic Emergencies New to this Edition: Endocrine Emergencies Environmental Emergencies Dental Emergencies Rapid Sequence Intubation Triage Acute Stroke Management Guidelines Sexual Assault-Intimate Partner Abuse
The subject of this narrative is the generic snake. Intended for amateur herpetologists and general naturalists the work treats the origin, evolution and classification of snakes and then discusses morphology and function, how and where snakes live (habit
The extension allows the model to automatically cope with topological changes
and for the first time, introduces the concept of a global shape into geometric/
geodesic snake models. The ability to characterize global shape of an object
Author: Attila Kuba
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The 1999 international conference on Information Processing in Medical Imaging (IPMI ’99) was the sixteenth in the series of biennial meetings and followed the successful meeting in Poultney, Vermont, in 1997. This year, for the rst time, the conference was held in central Europe, in the historical Hungarian town of Visegr ad, one of the most beautiful spots not only on the Danube Bend but in all Hungary. The place has many historical connections, both national and international. The castle was once a royal palace of King Matthias. In the middle ages, the Hungarian, Czech, and Polish kings met here. Recently, after the summit meeting of reestablished democracies in the area, it became a symbol for the cooperation between central European countries as they approached the European Union. It was thus also symbolic to bring IPMI, in the year of the 30th anniversary of its foundation, to this place, and organize the meeting with the close cooperation of local and traditional western organizers. It also provided a good opportunity to summarize brie?y a history of IPMI for those who were new to the IPMI conference. This year we received 82 full paper submissions from all over the world. Of these, 24 were accepted as oral presentations. These were divided into 6 sessions. In spite of our e orts, it was found to be impossible to make these sessions fully balanced and homogeneous.
Poor convergence to concave shapes is a main limitation of snakes as a
standard segmentation and shape modelling technique. The gradient of the
external energy of the snake represents a force that pushes the snake into
concave regions, ...
Author: Anand Rangarajan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Energy Minimization Methods in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, EMMCVPR 2003, held in Lisbon, Portugal in July 2003. The 33 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 66 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on unsupervised learning and matching, probabilistic modeling, segmentation and grouping, shape modeling, restoration and reconstruction, and graphs and graph-based methods.
33: Snake figurine, with culture, from Bilcze Zlote (detail) First half of fourth snake-like shape of her head ... the human shape with snake symbols, the
Stone Age images portray a union between animal and human life Snakes as ...
Author: Adele Änggård
Category: Social Science
This book opens a window on our historical past. We find antiquity has drawn a blind over earlier and more humanitarian cultures, writing off their artistic and egalitarian practices – while antiquity’s social habits escalated stress. Psychologists have recently made us aware that stress has very negative results for community life. Simultaneously, archaeologists have uncovered information about Neolithic cultures and art that makes no sense seen beside ancient Greek descriptions. The more we learn about Old Europe, the more staggering and distorted the policies conveyed in ancient Greek myths, dramas, and epic poems become. Surprisingly, the Achaeans also show an intimate knowledge about their predecessor’s social values. Sadly, the Renaissance uncritically fell for the ancient Greek’s version of history, seeing it as the cradle of civilisation and our cultural heritage. They have even passed on these ideas to us today. Discovering A Humanitarian Past pitches us into an exciting and previously unexplored part of the human story.
Scarabs were amulets, or good luck charms, made in the shape of these beetles.
Lapis lazuli is a deep-blue, opaque jewel, and the finest lapis lazuli is a very
intense blue with light flecks of golden pyrite, commonly known as fool's gold.
Author: Lois H. Gresh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Performing Arts
Explores the scientific, historical, and cultural facts behind the Indiana Jones movies, discussing real-life archeologists and their adventures, the uses of bullwhips, and the connection between Nazis and the occult.