This well-illustrated, interdisciplinary book serves as a reference that covers both optical and digital techniques used in image processing. It starts with a chapter on elementary geometrical optics and goes on to cover the state of the art—including a chapter on image processing for spacecraft navigation. The chapters are all written by an international team of 86 authors who are all authorities in their respective areas. The editors state that this book can be used as a textbook, but I disagree. The book instead serves as an excellent reference. It could be used as an adjunct to a standard textbook, or as a source for further reading and research project ideas. Overall, this is a very good book that deserves to be on the bookshelf of a serious student or scientist working in these areas.
Review by Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, Professor of optometry, physics and electrical and computer engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada.
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