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Remote Sensing 2013, 5(1), 282-283; doi:10.3390/rs5010282

New Book Received
Introduction to Remote Sensing. Fifth Edition. By James B. Campbell and Randolph H. Wynne, The Guilford Press, 2011; 662 pages. Price: £80.75, ISBN 978-1-60918-176-5
Shu-Kun Lin
MDPI AG, Kandererstrasse 25, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland
Received: 10 January 2013 / Accepted: 10 January 2013 / Published: 16 January 2013

The following paragraphs are reproduced from the website of the publisher [1]:

A leading text for undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, this book introduces widely used forms of remote sensing imagery and their applications in plant sciences, hydrology, earth sciences, and land use analysis. The text provides comprehensive coverage of principal topics and serves as a framework for organizing the vast amount of remote sensing information available on the Web. Featuring case studies and review questions, the book’s 4 sections and 21 chapters are carefully designed as independent units that instructors can select from as needed for their courses. Illustrations include 29 color plates and over 400 black-and-white figures.

New to This Edition

  • Reflects significant technological and methodological advances.

  • Chapter on aerial photography now emphasizes digital rather than analog systems.

  • Updated discussions of accuracy assessment, multitemporal change detection, and digital preprocessing.

  • Links to recommended online videos and tutorials.

Table of Contents

Part I. Foundations

  • 1. History and Scope of Remote Sensing

  • 2. Electromagnetic Radiation

Part II. Image Acquisition

  • 3. Mapping Cameras

  • 4. Digital Imagery

  • 5. Image Interpretation

  • 6. Land Observation Satellites

  • 7. Active Microwave

  • 8. Lidar

  • 9. Thermal Imagery

  • 10. Image Resolution

Part III. Analysis

  • 11. Preprocessing

  • 12. Image Classification

  • 13. Field Data

  • 14. Accuracy Assessment

  • 15. Hyperspectral Remote Sensing

  • 16. Change Detection

Part IV. Applications

  • 17. Plant Sciences

  • 18. Earth Sciences

  • 19. Hydrospheric Sciences

  • 20. Land Use and Land Cover

  • 21. Global Remote Sensing


The Outlook for the Field of Remote Sensing: The View from 2011

  • *Editor’s Note: The brief summary and the contents of the books are reported as provided by the authors or the publishers. Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent books of potential interest to readers of Remote Sensing to the Publisher (Dr. Shu-Kun Lin, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), Kandererstrasse 25, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland. Tel. +41-61-683-77-34; Fax: +41-61-302-89-18; E-Mail: Some books will be offered to the scholarly community for the purpose of preparing full-length reviews.
  • 1.The website for this book is:
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