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This edition has been fully rewritten to take account of recent advances in geographic information systems and digital image processing.
Part 1: Electromagnetic Radiation and Materials 1. The Nature of Electromagnetic Radiation 2. The Generation of Electromagnetic Radiation 3. Matter and Electromagnetic Radiation 4. Associated Resources on the CD-ROM/Further Reading Part 2: Human Vision 5. The Eye and Visual Cortex 6. Spatial Resolving Power 7. Seeing Brightness 8. Producing, Seeing and Representing Colour 9. Perception of Depth 10. Dangerous Illusions 11. Further Reading Part 3: How Data Are Collected 12. Photography 13. Vidicon Cameras 14. Line-scanning Systems 15. Pushbroom Systems 16. Microwave Imaging 17. Imaging Spectrometers 18. Gamma-ray Spectrometers 19. Short History of Remote Sensing 20. Airborne Data 21. Basic Characteristics of Orbiting Satellites 22. Data from Staffed Spacecraft 23. Data from Unstaffed Spacecraft 24. Future Prospects 25. Associated Resources on the CD-ROM/Further Reading Part 4: Photogeology 26. Destructional Landforms 27. The Recognition of Rock Types 27. Stratigraphic Relationships 28. Structural Relationships 29. Superficial Deposits and Constructional Landforms 30. Associated Resources on the CD-ROM/Further Reading Part 5: Digital Image Processing 31. The Image Histogram 32. Contrast Stretching 33. Spatial-frequency Filtering 34. Data Reduction and Ratioing 35. Pattern Recognition 36. Associated Resources on the CD-ROM/Further Reading Part 6: Thermal Images 37. What a Thermal Image Shows 38. Qualitative Interpretation of Thermal Images 39. Semiquantitative Analysis 40. Multispectral Thermal Data 41. Associated Resources on the CD-ROM/Further reading Part 7: Radar Remote Sensing 42. Interactions between Radar and Surface Materials 43. Interpretation of Radar Images 44. Radar Interferometry 45. Associated Resources on the CD-ROM/Further Reading Part 8: Non-image Data and Geographical Information Systems 46. Forms of Non-image Data 47. Non-Image Data in Raster Format 48. Data Analysis in Geographical Information Systems 49. Concluding Note 50. Associated Resources on the CD-ROM/Further reading Part 9: Geological Applications of Image Data 51. Geomorphology 52. Geological Mapping 53. Exploration 54. Engineering Applications 55. Geochemical Hazards 56. Further Reading Appendix A: Stereometry Appendix B: Image correction.