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Biometrics : your body and the science of security

Author: Maria Birmingham; Ian Turner
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Owlkids Books, [2017] ©2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An informative, engaging introduction to biometrics. This book explores nine biometrics in detail, explaining how each works, where it's used, its pros and cons, and how it compares to other techniques. It also discusses privacy, security, and why we need methods of identification. An engaging and colorful design and playful illustrations alongside surprising anecdotes, historical context, and humor make this an  Read more...
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Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Birmingham; Ian Turner
ISBN: 9781771471930 177147193X
OCLC Number: 1004435836
Description: 48 pages : illustrations en couleur ; 25 cm.
Contents: Why identification? --
Fingerprints --
Hand geometry --
Facial recognition --
FYI: the downside of biometrics --
Iris recognition and retinal scanning --
Voice recognition --
Vein recognition --
FYI: biometrics of the future? --
Signature recognition --
Odor recognition --
FYI: there's more in store.
Responsibility: written by Maria Birmingham ; illustrated by Ian Turner.

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"An informative, engaging introduction to biometrics. This book explores nine biometrics in detail, explaining how each works, where it's used, its pros and cons, and how it compares to other techniques. It also discusses privacy, security, and why we need methods of identification. An engaging and colorful design and playful illustrations alongside surprising anecdotes, historical context, and humor make this an enjoyable, in-depth look at a hot topic. Informational text features include sidebars, diagrams, sources, a glossary and an index"

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