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This new field guide is based on the authors' groundbreaking Birds of the Indian Subcontinent (1998) and covers all the bird species found in India, Pakistian, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and the Maldives. The plates face the descriptions and maps for quick at-a-glance reference. Many of the plates have been repainted for this edition and a number of new species added. This guide also provides tables, summarising identification features of particularly difficult groups such as nightjars, warblers and rosefinches.
With a rich avifauna of more than 350 species that includes 29 endemics, the island of Sri Lanka is one of southern Asia's most popular birding destination. This new field guide provides full coverage of every species on the Sri Lanka list, including most vagrants, with particular emphasis placed on endemic species and races. Detailed text highlights key identification criteria, along with accurate colour maps. Packed with spectacular and detailed plates by leading bird artists such as Alan Harris, Tim Worfolk and John Cox, Birds of Sri Lanka is the definitive identification tool for the visiting birdwatcher.
This fully updated edition of Birds of Nepal is the most comprehensive guide to the birds of this beautiful Himalayan country. The texts have been completely re-written for this edition and many of the illustrations have been replaced. In addition, maps have been included for the first time. Every species recorded in Nepal is covered, including vagrants, with accurate distribution maps for most species. 142 colour plates are featured, illustrating more than 790 species with text on facing pages for quick and easy reference. The comprehensive text covers identification, voice, habits, habitats, altitudinal range, distribution and status.
This guide is a successor to the much acclaimed Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by the same authors. Covering southern India, the superb plates are accompanied by a succinct text highlighting identification, voice, habitat, altitudinal range, distribution and status. The text is on facing pages to the plates, for easy reference. Like previous guides covering Bhutan, Northern India and Nepal, this guide is a perfect size for use in the field and will be an essential companion when visiting this region.
A successor to "Birds of the Indian Subcontinent", by the same authors, this handbook explores the birdlife of northern India and Pakistan. The plates are accompanied by text that highlights the identification, voice, habitat, altitudinal range, distribution and status of the birds. The text is on pages facing the plates for easy reference, and there are distribution maps for every species.
This guide is a successor to the much acclaimed Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by two of the same authors. Covering Pakistan, the superb plates are accompanied by a succinct text highlighting identification, voice, habitat, altitudinal range, distribution and status. The text is on facing pages to the plates, for easy reference and there are distribution maps for every species. Like previous guides covering Nepal, Bhutan, Northern India and Southern India, this guide is a perfect size for use in the field and will be an essential companion when visiting this region.
The best field guide to the birds of the Indian subcontinent is now even better. Thoroughly revised, with 73 new plates and many others updated or repainted, the second edition of "Birds of India" now features all maps and text opposite the plates for quicker and easier reference. Newly identified species have been added, the text has been extensively revised, and all the maps are new. Comprehensive and definitive, this is the indispensable guide for anyone birding in this part of the world.The leading field guide to the birds of the Indian subcontinent--now thoroughly revised and improved 1,375 species illustrated and described, including all residents, migrants, and vagrants 226 color plates--including 73 new ones--depict every species and many distinct plumages and races Concise text and accurate distribution maps opposite plates for easy reference Includes newly identified species
Exciting new capabilities to enable even easier DIY robotics with BeagleBone Blue About This Book * Build powerful robots with the all new BeagleBone Blue * Communicate with your robot and teach it to detect and respond to its environment * Control walking, rolling, swimming, and flying robots with your iOS and Android mobile devices Who This Book Is For This book is for anyone who is curious about using new, low-cost hardware to create robotic projects and have previously been the domain of research labs, major universities, or defence departments. Some programming experience would be useful, but if you know how to use a personal computer, you can use this book to construct far more complex systems than you would have thought possible. What You Will Learn * Power on and configure the BeagleBone Blue * Get to know Simple programming techniques to enable the unique hardware capabilities of the BeagleBone Blue. * Connect standard hardware to enable your projects to see, speak, hear, and move * Build advanced capabilities into your projects, such as GPS and sonar sensors * Build complex projects that can fly, or go under or on the water In Detail BeagleBone Blue is effectively a small, light, cheap computer in a similar vein to Raspberry Pi and Arduino. It has all of the extensibility of today's desktop machines, but without the bulk, expense, or noise. This project guide provides step-by-step instructions that enable anyone to use this new, low-cost platform in some fascinating robotics projects. By the time you are finished, your projects will be able to see, speak, listen, detect their surroundings, and move in a variety of amazing ways. The book begins with unpacking and powering up the components. This includes guidance on what to purchase and how to connect it all successfully, and a primer on programming the BeagleBone Blue. You will add additional software functionality available from the open source community, including making the system see using a webcam, hear using a microphone, and speak using a speaker. You will then learn to use the new hardware capability of the BeagleBone Blue to make your robots move, as well as discover how to add sonar sensors to avoid or find objects. Later, you will learn to remotely control your robot through iOS and Android devices. At the end of this book, you will see how to integrate all of these functionalities to work together, before developing the most impressive robotics projects: Drone and Submarine. Style and approach Develop practical example projects with detailed explanations, combine the projects in a vast number of ways to create different robot designs, or work through them in sequence to discover the full capability of the BeagleBone Blue.
Work through a mix of amazing robotic projects using the Raspberry Pi Zero or the Raspberry Pi 3 About This Book * Easy to follow instructions, yet the ones that help you build powerful robots, and exclusive coverage of mobile robots with the Pi Zero * Build robots that can run, swim and fly and the cutting-edge dimension of robotics that is possible with the Raspberry Pi Zero and Pi 3 * Interact with your projects wirelessly and make sci-fi possible, right in your home Who This Book Is For This book is for hobbyists and programmers who are excited about using the Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi Zero. It is for those who are taking their first steps towards using these devices to control hardware and software and write simple programs that enable amazing projects. No programming experience is required, Just a little computer and mechanical aptitude and the desire to build some interesting projects. What You Will Learn * Control a variety of different DC motors * Add a USB webcam to see what your robot can see * Attach a projector to project information * Insert USB control hardware to control a complex robot with two legs * Include speech recognition so that your projects can receive commands * Add speech output to that the robot can communicate with the world around it * Include wireless communication so that you can see what the robot is seeing and control the robot from a distance In Detail This book will allow you to take full advantage of Raspberry Pi Zero and Raspberry Pi 3 by building both simple and complex robotic projects. The book takes a mission-critical approach to show you how to build amazing robots and helps you decide which board to use for which type of robot. The book puts a special emphasis on designing mobile (or movable) robots using the Raspberry Pi Zero. The projects will show inexpensive, yet powerful, ways to take full advantage. It will teach you how to program Raspberry Pi, control the movement of your robot, and add features to your robots. Style and approach This fun and practical tutorial contain step-by-step instructions to get you hands-on building inexpensive projects. It contains mission-critical chapters and everything you need to know to get started.
Explore the powers of Raspberry Pi and build your very own projects right out of the box About This Book * From robotics to gaming, this Learning Path will unlock your creativity! * Build your own impressive IoT projects to transform your home * Featuring some of Packt's very best Raspberry Pi content, this Learning Path doesn't just get you to your destination - it opens up a whole horizon of possibilities! Who This Book Is For Want new ideas for your next Raspberry Pi project? Got one lying around gathering dust? This Learning Path gets you straight into the creative dirty work of programming and playing with your pi. Whether your new to Raspberry Pi, or an experienced maker, we think this Learning Path will inspire you and get your creative juices flowing! What You Will Learn * Discover an aweome range of Raspberry Pi projects * Bridge the gap between software and hardware through your Pi and find out how to make an operating system interact with cameras and other hardware * Find out how to use your Raspberry Pi for gaming * Secure your home with this tiny computer! * Make science fiction a reality - build a walking robot In Detail Looking for inspiration for your next Raspberry Pi project? Not sure where to begin? This Learning Path is the perfect place to begin, providing you with an accessible yet comprehensive journey through Raspberry Pi. Following three modules, you'll soon be confident and prepared to get creative with your microcomputer. Raspberry Pi by Example is the first module in this Learning Path - and it does exactly what it says. It doesn't just teach, it shows you how to go and build some awesome Raspberry Pi projects immediately. Build and play your own games with the Pi, build a complete Internet of Things home automation system that controls your house through Twitter... let your imagination run wild! In the next module we'll look in more depth at building a home security system. You'll be using some of the skills you devoped through the first module, but apply them to something more intricate and impressive. Using a Linux based operating system as the foundations, you'll gradually build up an entire security infrastructure adding cameras, remote controls, and even intrusion alerts! In the final module, we'll take you into the world of Raspberry Pi robotics. By the end of it, you'll have built a biped robot that can interact with its environment! This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: * Raspberry Pi By Example by Ashwin Pajankar and Arush Kakkar * Building a Home Security System with Raspberry Pi by Matthew Pole * Raspberry Pi Robotics Essentials by Richard Grimmett Style and approach It's not every day you build a home automation system. It's not every day you build a walking robot. But with this Learning Path you'll do just that. So get started and let this tiny computer expand your imagination.
Get started with the smallest, cheapest, and highest-utility Pi ever-Raspberry Pi Zero About This Book * Get started with Raspberry Pi Zero and put all of its exciting features to use * Create fun games and programs with little or no programming experience * Learn to use this super-tiny PC to control hardware and software for work, play, and everything else Who This Book Is For This book is for hobbyists and programmers who are taking their first steps toward using Raspberry Pi Zero. No programming experience is required, although some Python programming experience might be useful. What You Will Learn * Understand how to initially download the operating system and set up Raspberry Pi Zero * Find out how to control the GPIO pins of Raspberry Pi Zero to control LED circuits * Get to grips with adding hardware to the GPIO to control more complex hardware such as motors * Add USB control hardware to control a complex robot with 12 servos * Include speech recognition so that projects can receive commands * Enable the robot to communicate with the world around it by adding speech output * Control the robot from a distance and see what the robot is seeing by adding wireless communication * Discover how to build a Robotic hand and a Quadcopter In Detail Raspberry Pi Zero is half the size of Raspberry Pi A, only with twice the utility. At just three centimeters wide, it packs in every utility required for full-fledged computing tasks. This practical tutorial will help you quickly get up and running with Raspberry Pi Zero to control hardware and software and write simple programs and games. You will learn to build creative programs and exciting games with little or no programming experience. We cover all the features of Raspberry Pi Zero as you discover how to configure software and hardware, and control external devices. You will find out how to navigate your way in Raspbian, write simple Python scripts, and create simple DIY programs. Style and approach This is a practical and fun ?getting started? tutorial that will guide you through everything new that the Raspberry Pi has to offer.
If you have a fancy for building complex-looking robots with simple, inexpensive, and readily available hardware, then this book is ideal for you. Prior understanding of Raspberry Pi with simple mechanical systems is recommended.
If you are a programmer with an interest in building advanced robotics projects using inexpensive hardware and open source software, then this book is for you. Some experience with computer programming and implementing simple mechanical systems is required.
This book is for enthusiasts who want to use the Raspberry Pi to build complex robotics projects. With the aid of the step-by-step instructions in this book, you can construct complex robotics projects that can move, talk, listen, see, swim, or fly. No previous Raspberry Pi robotics experience is assumed, but even experts will find unexpected and interesting information in this invaluable guide.
This book is for anyone who has ever been curious about using the Intel Galileo to create electronics projects. Some programming background is useful, but if you know how to use a personal computer, with the aid of the step-by-step instructions in this book, you can construct complex electronics projects that use the Intel Galileo.
If you want a simple guide to building complex robots, then this book is for you. You'll need some programming knowledge and experience working with mechanical systems.
This book is for anyone who has been curious about using Arduino to create robotic projects that were previously the domain of research labs of major universities or defense departments. Some programming background is useful, but if you know how to use a PC, you can, with the aid of the step-by-step instructions in this book, construct complex robotic projects that can roll, walk, swim, or fly.
This book is for enthusiasts who want to use Raspberry Pi to build complex robotics projects. However, some programming background is recommended. With the aid of the step-by-step instructions in this book, you can construct complex robotics projects that can move, talk, listen, see, swim, or fly. Raspberry Pi Robotic Projects is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects guide packed full of examples of actual robotics projects. Each topic is explained in detail to make it easy to replicate the projects described.
Beaglebone is effectively a small, light, cheap computer in a similar vein to Raspberry Pi and Arduino. It has all of the extensibility of today's desktop machines, but without the bulk, expense, or noise. This project guide provides step-by-step instructions to allow anyone to use this new, low cost platform in some fascinating robotics projects. By the time you are finished, your projects will be able to see, speak, listen, detect their surroundings, and move in a variety of amazing ways. The book begins with unpacking and powering up the components, this will include guidance on what to purchase and how to connect it all successfully - and a primer on programming the BeagleBone Black.
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