A psychological thriller about race, family, and the brutal power of raw emotion.Mrs.
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.
When a princess learns of her husband's secret past, he turns into a snake.
Author: Jessica Gunderson
When a princess learns of her husband's secret past, he turns into a snake. The princess must be brave in order to help him. Can they work together to break the prince's curse? A young man is given a special shape-changing power. He and his brother use the new power to trick and take from others. Will they get caught and pay the price for their trickery?
Snake. facts. • Snakes are reptiles. • There are over 2,500 types of snakes. •
Snakes are found on every continent except Antarctica. • The “S” shape snakes
make helps them to move on land and in water. • Instead of eyelids, snakes have
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!
An Elementary Treatise on Ophiology with a Descriptive Catalogue of the Snakes
Found in India and the Adjoining ... The pupil varies in shape and size; in most snakes it is round, but it is elliptical and erect in the vipers and some of the ...
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
2.3.2 Snakes for Face Alignment As a computational bridge between the high -
level a priori knowledge of object shape and the low - level image data , snakes (
or active contours ) are useful models for extracting the shape of deformable ...
Author: Rein-Lien Hsu
Face recognition has received substantial attention from researchers in biometrics, computer vision, pattern recognition, and cognitive psychology communities because of the increased attention being devoted to security, man-machine communication, content-based image retrieval, and image/video coding. We have proposed two automated recognition paradigms to advance face recognition technology. Three major tasks involved in face recognition systems are: (i) face detection, (ii) face modeling, and (iii) face matching. We have developed a face detection algorithm for color images in the presence of various lighting conditions as well as complex backgrounds. Our detection method first corrects the color bias by a lighting compensation technique that automatically estimates the parameters of reference white for color correction. We overcame the difficulty of detecting the low-luma and high-luma skin tones by applying a nonlinear transformation to the Y CbCr color space. Our method generates face candidates based on the spatial arrangement of detected skin patches. We constructed eye, mouth, and face boundary maps to verify each face candidate. Experimental results demonstrate successful detection of faces with different sizes, color, position, scale, orientation, 3D pose, and expression in several photo collections. 3D human face models augment the appearance-based face recognition approaches to assist face recognition under the illumination and head pose variations. For the two proposed recognition paradigms, we have designed two methods for modeling human faces based on (i) a generic 3D face model and an individual's facial measurements of shape and texture captured in the frontal view, and (ii) alignment of a semantic face graph, derived from a generic 3D face model, onto a frontal face image.
Snakes possess internal organs which have adapted to their elongated shapes (
Fig . 7 ) . For instance , paired organs such as kidneys and gonads ( testes and
ovaries ) , are separated and not on the same level . The lobes of the lung are ...
In reference to behavior , the length and shape of snakes determine their mode of
locomotion , set limits for predation tactics , and allow access to crevices and
other spaces used for short - or long - term reclusion . Like other reptiles , snakes
Type 1 Armbands in the shape of snake ( cat . 131 - 137 ) . During Roman period
the most popular and at the same time most frequent shape of armbands were
specimens of open type , manufac| tured in the shape of snake , or both ends ...
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.
Other differences in body shape between male and female snakes may be
maintained outside of the reproductive season . For example , female Arafura File Snakes ( Acrochordus arafurae ) are much more heavy - bodied than their
brothers at ...
Author: Richard A. Seigel
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
A comprehensive reference for herpetologists, biologists, and others interested in such aspects of snakes as their population genetics, neurobiology, functional morphology, behavioral ecology, and evolution. Also includes a chapter on strategies for conservation. Acidic paper. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
One common bit of erroneous information that can cause a nonvenomous snake
to be misidentified as venomous is that only ... BODY SHAPE Snakes vary in
shape from species that are characteristically robust for their length to those that
Author: J. Whitfield Gibbons
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Featuring more than three hundred color photographs and nearly fifty distribution maps, Snakes of the Southeast is stuffed with both entertaining and detailed, in-depth information. Includes and explores size charts, key identifiers (scales, body shape, patterns, and color), descriptions of habitat, behavior and activity, food and feeding, reproduction, predators and defense, and conservation.
On the east coast it is square or decidedly higher than long , while on the west
coast it is usually longer than high , the dimensions here rarely approaching
equality . The intermediate forms are intermediate in respect to the shape of the
Author: Frank Nelson Blanchard
Category: King snakes
The snakes of the genus Lampropeltis have long been in a state of great confusion from the systematic standpoint. Only about one-third of the forms now recognized have been at all clearly defined; of the rest some have been known from only a few specimens each, some have been unnaturally divided among several forms, and others have been included under a single name.
Science explains how snakes move without limbs. How Snakes Slither explains how a snake's body lets it move smoothly across many surfaces as well as the forces at work that help them glide across the ground.
Author: Emma Huddleston
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A snake slithers in an S shape along the forest floor. Science explains how snakes move without limbs. How Snakes Slither explains how a snake's body lets it move smoothly across many surfaces as well as the forces at work that help them glide across the ground. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Kids Core is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Since this is not a book for keepers of dangerous snakes , I will not go into their
diet . Suffice it to say that this list makes it clear that many North American snakes
feed on others of their ilk . The shape of a snake makes a convenient fit for the ...
Author: Frederick William FitzsimonsPublish On: 1921
Their Venom and the Treatment of Snake Bite Frederick William Fitzsimons ...
The belief in winged snakes probably arose from eels , which are snake - like in shape and possess fins , which would on drawings and carvings take the shape
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.
However, to identify most species of snakes, they need to be examined closely to
see their unique characteristics. A - Nonvenomous Snakes (Aglypha)
Identification is made easier by paying attention to the shape, arrangement, and
number of ...
Her following five novels, The Dark Room, The Echo, The Breaker, The Shape of Snakes and Acid Row, were also published to further critical acclaim throughout
the world and her ninth novel, Fox Evil, won the 2003 CWA Gold Dagger for ...
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.
By the same author The Sculptress The Scold's Bridle The Dark Room 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
Winner of the Crime Writers’ Association John Creasey Award for best first novel, The Ice House is the mystery thriller from crime queen Minette Walters. It was evident, if there were no other entrance to the ice house, that the body had at some point traversed this thorny barrier . . . The big question was, how long ago? How long had that nightmare been there? The people of Streech village had never trusted the three women living up at the Grange – not since Phoebe Maybury's husband suddenly, inexplicably, vanished. Ten years later a corpse is discovered in the grounds and Phoebe's nightmare begins. For once they have identified the body the police are determined to charge her with murder . . .