Rubies In My Ears is an inspirational story of a life filled with pain, loss, adventure, fun, love and eventual success. After completing his studies, but with no plans for the future, a chance meeting with a family friend takes Sanjiv to Tehran, Iran, with a promise of a glorious job and a glamorous life. Thus begins a journey of many twists and turns, and of life transforming experiences. "The boy from Ranchi has come a long way. Son of a traditional Indian family, Sanjiv became a nomad at first cry. Staying all over the world in his endeavour to find his comfort zone, Sanjiv has written about his life experiences with utmost honesty. Sometimes embarrassing, sometimes momentous, sometimes painful, his journey has been a walk in search of his divinity. We studied together and reconnected after a gap of some thirty years. In between, Sanjiv had moved house to live in New Zealand and travel the globe. This book has been written in front of me, as his latest endeavour, near the waves of a beach in Goa. It's a must read to understand the makeup of the moving Indian. Indeed, the boy from Ranchi has come a long way!" - Aditya Raj Kapoor, Consultant, Actor, Author, Biker & Adventurer.
A basic problem in computer vision is to understand the structure of a real world scene given several images of it. Techniques for solving this problem are taken from projective geometry and photogrammetry. Here, the authors cover the geometric principles and their algebraic representation in terms of camera projection matrices, the fundamental matrix and the trifocal tensor. The theory and methods of computation of these entities are discussed with real examples, as is their use in the reconstruction of scenes from multiple images. The new edition features an extended introduction covering the key ideas in the book (which itself has been updated with additional examples and appendices) and significant new results which have appeared since the first edition. Comprehensive background material is provided, so readers familiar with linear algebra and basic numerical methods can understand the projective geometry and estimation algorithms presented, and implement the algorithms directly from the book.
In order to do business effectively in contemporary South Asia, it is necessary to understand the culture, the ethos, and the region's new trading communities. In tracing the modern-day evolution of business communities in India, this book uses social history to systematically document and understand India's new entrepreneurial groups.
This book is unique in its in-depth coverage of heat transfer and fluid mechanics including numerical and computer methods, applications, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. It will serve as a comprehensive resource for professional engineers well into the new millennium. Some of the material will be drawn from the "Handbook of Mechanical Engineering," but with expanded information in such areas as compressible flow and pumps, conduction, and desalination.
Textbook of Surgical Gastroenterology is a highly illustrated, two volume resource for residents and practising surgeons. Divided into 124 chapters across ten sections, this comprehensive textbook covers a vast range of gastroenterological conditions and their surgical management. Each section begins with a chapter on anatomy, before covering the surgical treatment of various disorders. This book is enhanced by 1200 images and two DVDs with guidance on seven surgical procedures.
On a bitterly cold winter’s afternoon, Michael and Caitlin escape their unhappy marriages to keep an illicit rendez-vous. Once a month, for the past quarter of a century, Coney Island has been their haven. These precious, hidden hours are their only nourishment. But now, amid the howling of an angry snowstorm, the shut-down, out-of-season resort feels like the edge of the world. And their lives, suddenly, are on the brink – with news of serious illness on one side, and a move to the Midwest on the other. And so, after half a lifetime spent in secret, certain long-avoided facts need to be faced, consequences examined, decisions made, and – perhaps – chances finally taken. A quiet, int...
The inside track to India's most powerful tycoons The eight business maharajas profiled here are among Asia's most powerful industrial tycoons, Their combined turnover runs into billions of rupees, and between them they employ some 650,000 people, while indirectly affecting the lives of millions more. Sip a cup of tea, drive to work, listen to music, build a house and the chances are that in these and a myriad other ways you are using products that they manufacture or market. By any yardstick, the achievements of these men would rank among the great business stories of our time. How did these men build their enormous empires? What are their management secrets? How did they thrive and prosper even as others failed? What is their vision for the future? Top business writer and industry insider Gita Piramal draws on exhaustive interviews and in-depth research to discover the answers to these and related questions in her profiles of the men who will lead the country's push to become an industrial superpower in the 21st century.
The Requisites in Gastroenterology series clearly and succinctly encompasses all of the core knowledge in the field. This fourth volume covers endoscopy and gastrointestinal radiology, emphasizing differential diagnosis, pitfalls, and evidence-based approaches throughout. A concise, user-friendly format-with at-a-glance illustrations, boxes, and tables-enables readers to access information quickly. The result is an outstanding resource both for certification and recertification review and for clinical reference. Focuses on exactly what readers need to know for certification-no more, no less. Uses algorithms, tables, and boxes to clarify key facts and concepts. Presents "Key Points" at the end of each chapter to serve as checklists of the concepts that must be mastered. Offers practice-proven, authoritative guidance from established experts.