Have you caught the "golfing bug?" Lately, it seems as if everyone has it. If you've decided to join the growing packs of enthusiastic golfers, Golf Basics 101 will ease you into the wonderful world of golfing with a heaping helping of grace, style, and proper form. Golf enthusiast and physical education instruction instructor, Larry Duncan, has written this insider's guide to beginner's golf--focused on cluing you in to the unique language, manners, and nuances that sets the sport of golf apart from other sports. Golf isn't tennis and it's not football or basketball either. There is a unique language and etiquette that you must master if you want to excel and "play nice" with other golfers. A few of the golfing fundamentals you'll learn include: o Golf terminology o Golf course behavior and etiquette o Selection and Care of Golfing equipment o Training and educational options Duncan devotes an entire chapter to club selection--skillfully explaining the purpose, and pro and con of each type of golf club, before explaining how to perfect your stance, grip, and putting techniques. If you follow Duncan's instructions, you'll greatly increase your chance of hitting the golf ball exactly where you want it to land. Isn't that what the game is all about? Once you've mastered your basic golfing technique, you'll spend a lot of time practicing on the golf course. To help you avoid common challenges, Duncan discusses the essential elements of the golf course, telling you exactly what types of traps to expect and things to consider when you are planning your ideal golf outing. Golf Basics 101 provides all of the tips and pointers you'll need to enjoy a rousing, rewarding round of beginner's golf. As Duncan puts it: "A bad day on the golf course beats the best day a person can have at work."
For the golfers who, no matter how hard they try, how often they practice, how seriously they take their sport, always seem to find themselves surrounded by others who appear... well... just better at it.
Geomatics is a neologism, the use of which is becoming increasingly widespread, even if it is not still universally accepted. It includes several disciplines and te- niques for the study of the Earth s surface and its environments, and computer science plays a decisive role. A more meaningful and appropriate expression is G- spatial Information or GeoInformation. Geo-spatial Information embeds topography in its more modern forms (measurements with electronic instrumentation, sophisticated techniques of data analysis and network compensation, global satellite positioning techniques, laser scanning, etc.), analytical and digital photogrammetry, satellite and airborne remote sensing, numerical cartography, geographical information systems, decision support systems, WebGIS, etc. These specialized elds are intimately interrelated in terms of both the basic science and the results pursued: rigid separation does not allow us to discover several common aspects and the fundamental importance assumed in a search for solutions in the complex survey context. The objective pursued by Mario A. Gomarasca, one that is only apparently modest, is to publish an integrated text on the surveying theme, containing simple and comprehensible concepts relevant to experts in Geo-spatial Information and/or speci cally in one of the disciplines that compose it. At the same time, the book is rigorous and synthetic, describing with precision the main instruments and methods connected to the multiple techniques available today."