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Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Release Date : 2009-04-27
Category : Photography
Total pages :496
One of the main concerns for digital photographers today is asset management: how to file, find, protect, and re-use their photos. The best solutions can be found in The DAM Book, our bestselling guide to managing digital images efficiently and effectively. Anyone who shoots, scans, or stores digital photographs is practicing digital asset management (DAM), but few people do it in a way that makes sense. In this second edition, photographer Peter Krogh -- the leading expert on DAM -- provides new tools and techniques to help professionals, amateurs, and students: Understand the image file lifecycle: from shooting to editing, output, and permanent storage Learn new ways to use metadata and key words to track photo files Create a digital archive and name files clearly Determine a strategy for backing up and validating image data Learn a catalog workflow strategy, using Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw, Adobe Lightroom, Microsoft Expression Media, and Photoshop CS4 together Migrate images from one file format to another, from one storage medium to another, and from film to digital Learn how to copyright images To identify and protect your images in the marketplace, having a solid asset management system is essential. The DAM Book offers the best approach.
Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Release Date : 2006
Category : Computers
Total pages :280
Provides information on building an archive for digital photographs.
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2019-08
Category : Abandoned farms
Total pages :32
When a great dam was built by the Kielder Water in Northumberland, the valley below slowly filled with water. But just before this, when the villagers had been moved out, two musicians went back to the abandoned valley. They tore down the boards over the houses, stepped inside and started to play, for this would be the last time that music would be heard in this place. In this astonishing picture book that combines themes of loss, hope and music David Almond pays homage to all musicians, showing the ancient and unstoppable power of creativity.
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2017-08-22
Category : Adobe Photoshop lightroom
Total pages :243
A guide to digitizing photographs from a variety of original physical formats using a camera and the Lightroom software; accompanying eBook contains the book text in two formats: PDF version for computers, and, EPUB version for tablets or phones, along with 9 hours of video instruction, viewable on Mac or Windows platforms.
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release Date : 2009
Category : World War, 1939-1945
Total pages :289
Tells the true World War II story of how the famous Royal Air Force 617 Squadron carried out a raid on three of the most important dams in Germany.
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date : 2013-05-07
Category : Social Science
Total pages :360
In the scramble to claim water rights in the West during the fevered days of early emigration and expansion, running out of water was rarely a concern, and the dam building fever that transformed the West in the 19th and 20th centuries created a map of the region that may be unsustainable. Throughout the arid American West, metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Denver need water. These cities are growing, but water supplies are dwindling. Scientists agree that the West is heating up and drying out, leading to future water shortages that will pose a challenge to existing laws. Dam Nation looks first to the past, to the stories of the California gold rush and the earliest attempts by men to shape the landscape and tame it, takes us to the “Great American Desert” and the settlement of the west under the theory that "rain follows the plow," and then takes on the ongoing legal and moral battles in the West. Author Stephen Grace, is a novelist, a storyteller, and the author of several non-fiction books on Colorado. He weaves the facts into a compelling narrative that informs, entertains, and tells an important story.
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2007-08-10
Category : History
Total pages :304
Early one May morning in 1874, in the hills above Williamsburg, Massachusetts, a reservoir dam suddenly burst, sending an avalanche of water down a narrow river valley lined with factories and farms. In just thirty minutes, the Mill River flood left 139 people dead and 740 homeless -- and a nation wondering how this terrible calamity had happened. In this compelling tale of a man-made disaster peopled with everyday heroes and arrogant scoundrels, Elizabeth Sharpe opens a rare window into industry and village life in nineteenth-century New England, a time when dam failures and other industrial accidents were widespread and laws favored factory owners rather than factory workers. In the Mill Valley, the townsfolk depended upon generally benevolent patriarchs who assured them that the dam was safe, when most people could see that it was not. The story of the Mill River flood is the story of those townsfolk: of George Cheney, the dam keeper whose repeated warnings about leaks in the dam had been ignored by the mill owners; of his wife, Elizabeth, who watched in disbelief as the dam burst open from the bottom; of Isabell Hayden, the mother who saw her young son swept away in the river's torrent; and of Fred Howard, a box maker who spent the days after the flood searching for bodies, burying friends, and waiting to see if the button factory he relied upon for his livelihood would be rebuilt. It is also the story of the well-meaning but overconfident businessmen who built the dam: of Onslow Spelman, the manufacturer who dismissed the dam keeper's flood warning, irrationally insisting that the dam could not break; of Lucius Fenn and Joel Bassett, the engineer and contractor whose roles in the construction of the dam would be questioned during the public inquest into the causes of the flood; of William Skinner, the factory owner who struggled to decide whether or not to rebuild his silk factory in the village that bore his name; and of many others. The flood highlighted class divisions between worker and owner, as well as the disorganized state of professional engineering, then still in its infancy. As the flood exposed the dangers of allowing mill owners -- who were not trained engineers -- to design their own dam, legislation to regulate the building of reservoir dams in Massachusetts was enacted for the first time. Engineers, politicians, and business owners battled over control of the reform measures to prevent similar tragedies, yet saw them continually repeated. In the Shadow of the Dam is the story of an event that reshaped a society. Told through the eyes of villagers like Collins Graves, lauded as a hero for his desperate ride through the valley to warn people of the impending flood, and industrialists like Joel Hayden Jr., entrusted with the responsibility of disaster relief despite his culpability in failing to maintain the leaking dam, In the Shadow of the Dam is a history of our uneasy relationship with industrial progress and a riveting narrative of a tragic disaster in small-town Massachusetts.
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date : 1990-09-01
Category : Architecture
Total pages :336
Traces the construction of Hoover Dam, describes the technical and political challenges, and discusses the economic impact of the dam
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date : 2012-11-04
Category : Broadcast data systems
Total pages :184
What Digital Asset Management Industry Pros say about DAM Survival Guide: "If you are investing in DAM books to learn more about the subject, I can recommend this one." - Naresh Sarwan, Senior Editor, DigitalAssetManagementNews.org "After you've read DAM Survival Guide, when you negotiate with a DAM vendor or try to evaluate the value of a system for your business, you won't have many blanks left for a vendor to fill in with marketing babble. It therefore is a book I warmly recommend." - Erik Vlietinck, Principle, IT Enquirer "From newbies to experienced digital asset managers, DAM Survival Guide provides enough information that you can access what you need when you need it." - Marisa Peacock, Journalist, CMS Wire "Digital Asset Management Vendors, Integrators, Analyst and Consultants be warned the DAM Survival Guide is packed full of insights, strategies and common sense guides for making DAM work for the end user. David Diamond, a seasoned DAM professional, shares his knowledge using wit, analogy, metaphor that cleaves the real meat on the bones of complexity that is Digital Asset Management. David nails it on every level: technology, human and insights. I would not hesitate in recommending DAM Survival Guide to anyone on or starting their DAM Journey." - Mark Davey, Founder, DAM Foundation _______________ ABOUT THE BOOK DAM Survival Guide is a digital asset management book that explains everything you need to know to design, plan, deploy, promote and maintain a successful DAM initiative at your organization. Written by a recognized DAM industry export in a friendly, easy-to-follow style, DAM Survival Guide is a must-have resource for those new to DAM, and it's great for those looking to increase their DAM knowledge too. DAM Survival Guide is everything you need to know about DAM in one book. Starting with an overview of what digital asset management is and isn't (including a section on why you might not need DAM at all), the book goes on to offer a detailed discussion of everything that's important for you to know before you get too far with your DAM planning: Learn the benefits of wrapping DAM into a corporate initiate you can better manage Know how to find and recruit others at your organization who can become great allies See how you can benefit from reliable professional help (cheap or even free!), so you can avoiding expensive time-wasters Fully understand the needs of your organization, so that you can exceed expectations Start thinking about DAM software at the right time, so you can avoid costly purchase mistakes Discover tricks to determine which DAM vendors are most favored by customers, most progressive, and most likely to stay in business Explore elements of human psychology that can help you overcome change-resistance and increase buy-in Including approximately 56,000 words, this book, first published in June, 2012, is packed with useful information the author, David Diamond, has acquired during his 12+ years as a professional in the Digital Asset Management industry. Note: The Digital Asset Management Survival Guide mentions no DAM software solutions or vendors by name. The book's contents are unbiased and applicable no matter which DAM solution you determine to be right for you."
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1981
Category : American fiction
Total pages :302
The Sierra Canyon Dam in California is the safest dam ever built. Except that, according to the calculations of Phil Kramer, it is about to collapse.
Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
Release Date : 2018-04-01
Category : Nature
Total pages :272
Since the 1970s, the Site C Dam in northeastern British Columbia's Peace River Valley has been touted by B.C. Hydro and successive governments as necessary to meet the province's increasing energy needs. With its enormous $10 billion price tag, the dam would be the largest public works project in BC history. It would be the third dam on the Peace River, and destroy traditional unceded territory belonging to Treaty 8 First Nations. Following the last provincial election, the newly appointed NDP government called for a review of the project, but work on the dam continues. This comes after protests by aboriginal groups and landowners, several lawsuits against the government, and federal government intervention to let the dam go ahead. More recently, there has been a call from a United Nations panel to review how the dam will affect Indigenous land. This book presents the independent voices of citizen experts describing every important impact of the dam, including: Sustainable energy expert Guy Dauncey on future energy demand, and whether there is likely to be a need for the dam's electricity An interview with aboriginal activist Helen Knott on the dam's assault on traditional lands and culture, in particular Indigenous women Agrologist Wendy Holm on the farm land impact — prime horticulture land important to food security and nutrition Family physician Warren Bell on the effect that loss of traditional way of life and connection to the land has had on the health of aboriginal people Wildlife biologist Brian Churchill with forty years' experience of studying its land and wildlife Former environmental minister Joan Sawicki on government cover-ups and smoking guns Energy industry watchdog Andrew Nikiforuk on the links between dams, fracking and earthquakes Award-winning broadcaster Rafe Mair on how party politics corrupts political leadership, and the role of activism and civil disobedience in shaping government decision-making David Schindler, one of the world's foremost water ecologists, explains the role dams like Site C will play in Canada's climate change strategy Joyce Nelson connects the dots between the Site C dam and continental water sharing plans
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2012-12-06
Category : Science
Total pages :811
The present state of the art of dam engineering has been ronmental, and political factors, which, though important, attained by a continuous search for new ideas and methods are covered in other publications. while incorporating the lessons of the past. In the last 20 The rapid progress in recent times has resulted from the years particularly there have been major innovations, due combined efforts of engineers and associated scientists, as largely to a concerted effort to blend the best of theory and exemplified by the authorities who have contributed to this practice. Accompanying these achievements, there has been book. These individuals have brought extensive knowledge a significant trend toward free interchange among the pro to the task, drawn from experience throughout the world. fessional disciplines, including open discussion of prob With the convergence of such distinguished talent, the op lems and their solutions. The inseparable relationships of portunity for accomplishment was substantial. I gratefully hydrology, geology, and seismology to engineering have acknowledge the generous cooperation of these writers, and been increasingly recognized in this field, where progress am indebted also to other persons and organizations that is founded on interdisciplinary cooperation. have allowed reference to their publications; and I have This book presents advances in dam engineering that attempted to acknowledge this obligation in the sections have been achieved in recent years or are under way. At where the material is used. These courtesies are deeply ap tention is given to practical aspects of design, construction, preciated.
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release Date : 2018-09-11
Category : History
Total pages :320
It was a night that changed the Second World War. The secret air raid against the hydroelectric dams of Germany’s Ruhr River took years to plan, involved an untried bomb and included the best aircrews the RAF Bomber Command could muster—many of them Canadian. The raid marked the first time the Allies successfully took the war inside Nazi Germany. It was a mission that became legendary. On May 16, 1943, nineteen Lancaster bombers filled with 133 airmen took off on a night mission code-named Operation Chastise. Hand-picked and specially trained, the Lancaster crews flew at treetop level to the industrial heartland of the Third Reich and their targets—the Ruhr River dams—whose massive water reservoirs powered Nazi Germany’s military industrial complex. Each Lancaster carried an explosive that, when released just sixty feet over the reservoirs, bounced like a skipping stone to the dam, sank and exploded. The raiders breached two dams and severely damaged a third. The resulting torrent devastated power plants, factories and infrastructure a hundred miles downstream. Every one of the 133 airmen on the mission understood that the odds of survival were low. Of the nineteen bombers outbound, eight did not return. Operation Chastise cost the lives of fifty-three airmen, including fourteen Canadians. Of the sixteen RCAF men who survived, seven received military decorations. Based on personal accounts, flight logs, maps and photographs of the Canadians involved, Dam Busters recounts the dramatic story of these young Commonwealth bomber crews that were tasked with a high-risk mission against an enemy prepared to defend the Fatherland to the death.
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2016-08-22
Category : Technology & Engineering
Total pages :450
This book integrates the physical processes of dam breaching and the mathematical aspects of risk assessment in a concise manner • The first book that introduces the causes, processes and consequences of dam failures • Integrates the physical processes of dam breaching and the mathematical aspects of risk assessment in a concise manner • Emphasizes integrating theory and practice to better demonstrate the application of risk assessment and decision methodologies to real cases • Intends to formulate dam-breaching emergency management steps in a scientific structure
Publisher : Millbrook Press ™
Release Date : 2016-01-01
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Total pages :32
The first year of a beaver kit's life is full of new discoveries and dangers. But the most important lesson the kit learns is how to take care of his family's home. The lodge where he lives is protected by a long dam that many beavers have worked to build over the years. As the kit grows up, he helps repair and add to the family dam—and begins to build a life for himself. Set at what is believed to be the world's longest beaver dam, Build, Beaver, Build—by award-winning author Sandra Markle—provides a glimpse of beaver life, seen through the eyes of one young beaver and his family.