|Some Good Books Covering Computer Vision|
First I must admit, I do enjoy reading textbooks. In-fact, I tend to highlight while reading them.
Over the holidays I read the book:
Feature Extraction & Image Processing for Computer Vision, Third Edition
This book provides a solid introduction to computer vision(CV) and modern CV algorithms. All the algorithms are supported with MATLAB examples making it easy to experiment (if you have MATLAB).
The chapters covering high-level feature extraction and object description provide a solid foundation in the meat of computer vision. I also enjoyed the appendix on Principal Component Analysis.
I get asked all the time, "what is the best book to get up to speed on computer vision?". I highly recommend the above described book.