The Quest for Artificial Intelligence

The Quest for Artificial Intelligence
Author: Nils J. Nilsson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009-10-30
ISBN 10: 1139642820
ISBN 13: 9781139642828
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quest for Artificial Intelligence Book Review:

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a field within computer science that is attempting to build enhanced intelligence into computer systems. This book traces the history of the subject, from the early dreams of eighteenth-century (and earlier) pioneers to the more successful work of today's AI engineers. AI is becoming more and more a part of everyone's life. The technology is already embedded in face-recognizing cameras, speech-recognition software, Internet search engines, and health-care robots, among other applications. The book's many diagrams and easy-to-understand descriptions of AI programs will help the casual reader gain an understanding of how these and other AI systems actually work. Its thorough (but unobtrusive) end-of-chapter notes containing citations to important source materials will be of great use to AI scholars and researchers. This book promises to be the definitive history of a field that has captivated the imaginations of scientists, philosophers, and writers for centuries.

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Author: Paulo Freire
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2014
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1081794440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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LSD My Problem Child

LSD  My Problem Child
Author: Albert Hofmann
Publsiher: Multidisciplinary Assn for
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39076002596521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LSD My Problem Child Book Review:

This is the story of LSD told by a concerned yet hopeful father, organic chemist Albert Hofmann. He traces LSDs path from a promising psychiatric research medicine to a recreational drug sparking hysteria and prohibition.We follow Dr. Hofmanns trek across Mexico to discover sacred plants related to LSD, and listen in as he corresponds with other notable figures about his remarkable discovery.Underlying it all is Dr. Hofmanns powerful conclusion that mystical experience may be our planets best hope for survival. Whether induced by LSD, meditation, or arising spontaneously, such experiences help us to comprehend the wonder, the mystery of the divine in the microcosm of the atom, in the macrocosm of the spiral nebula, in the seeds of plants, in the body and soul of people.Now, more than sixty years after the birth of Albert Hofmanns problem child, his vision of its true potential is more relevant, and more needed, than ever.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Author: Richard Bach
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1970-09-01
ISBN 10: 0684846845
ISBN 13: 9780684846842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jonathan Livingston Seagull Book Review:

Because he spends so much time perfecting his flying form instead of concentrating on getting food, a seagull is ostracized by the rest of the flock.

How People Learn

How People Learn
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2000-08-11
ISBN 10: 0309131979
ISBN 13: 9780309131971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How People Learn Book Review:

First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in the Digital Age

Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in the Digital Age
Author: Yildiz, Melda N.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2015-12-02
ISBN 10: 1466696680
ISBN 13: 9781466696686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in the Digital Age Book Review:

With the current ubiquity of technological tools and digital media, having the skillset necessary to use and understand digital media is essential. Integrating media literacy into modern day education can cultivate a stronger relationship between technology, educators, as well as students. The Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in the Digital Age presents key research in the field of digital media literacy with a specific emphasis on the need for pre-service and in-service educators to become familiar and comfortable with the current digital tools and applications that are an essential part of youth culture. Presenting pedagogical strategies as well as practical research and applications of digital media in various aspects of culture, society, and education, this publication is an ideal reference source for researchers, educators, graduate-level students, and media specialists.

Stepping Out of the Brain Drain

Stepping Out of the Brain Drain
Author: Michele R. Pistone,John J. Hoeffner
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2007-05-30
ISBN 10: 0739161326
ISBN 13: 9780739161326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stepping Out of the Brain Drain Book Review:

Catholic social teaching's traditional opposition to 'brain drain' migration from developing to developed countries is due for a reassessment. Stepping Out of the Brain Drain provides exactly this, as it demonstrates that both the economic and the ethical rationales for the teaching's opposition to 'brain drain' have been undermined in recent years, and shows how the adoption of a less critical policy could provide enhanced opportunities for poor countries to accelerate their economic development.

Talk Matters

Talk Matters
Author: Mary V. Gelinas
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2016-09-26
ISBN 10: 1460286332
ISBN 13: 9781460286333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talk Matters Book Review:

We create the present and future in our meetings and conversations every day. What can we do to increase the likelihood that we're creating a future that we all want? We can start by talking more constructively and productively about what matters to us all. After decades of advising groups in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, process design and facilitation expert Mary V. Gelinas has integrated her best knowledge of brain and behavioral sciences, mindful awareness, and effective process to create Talk Matters! Her eight essential practices offer us ways to avoid getting hijacked by our survival instincts, engage with people who differ from us, and open ourselves, our businesses, and our communities to real, lasting change. As she explains, good process can help us work better together to do good things for the world. In this highly readable and accessible book, Gelinas uses real-world examples to illustrate the practices that can help you start achieving life-serving results in your interactions as a leader, participant, or facilitator today....

The Order of Things

The Order of Things
Author: Michel Foucault
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2005-08-18
ISBN 10: 1134499140
ISBN 13: 9781134499144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Order of Things Book Review:

When one defines "order" as a sorting of priorities, it becomes beautifully clear as to what Foucault is doing here. With virtuoso showmanship, he weaves an intensely complex history of thought. He dips into literature, art, economics and even biology in The Order of Things, possibly one of the most significant, yet most overlooked, works of the twentieth century. Eclipsed by his later work on power and discourse, nonetheless it was The Order of Things that established Foucault's reputation as an intellectual giant. Pirouetting around the outer edge of language, Foucault unsettles the surface of literary writing. In describing the limitations of our usual taxonomies, he opens the door onto a whole new system of thought, one ripe with what he calls "exotic charm". Intellectual pyrotechnics from the master of critical thinking, this book is crucial reading for those who wish to gain insight into that odd beast called Postmodernism, and a must for any fan of Foucault.

Tau Zero

Tau Zero
Author: Poul Anderson
Publsiher: Gollancz
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780575070998
ISBN 13: 0575070994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tau Zero Book Review:

The epic voyage of the spacecraft Leonora Christine will take her and her fifty-strong crew to a planet some thrity light-years distant. But, because the ship will accelerate to close to the spped of light, for those on board subjective time will slow and the journey will be of only a few years¿ duration. Then a buffeting by an interstellar dustcloud changes everything. The ship¿s deceleration system is damaged irreperably and soon she is gaining velocity. When she attains light-speed, tau zero itself, the disparity between ship-time and external time becomes almost impossibly great. Eons and galaxies hurtle by, and the crew of the Leonora Christine speeds into the unknown.

The Elegant Universe

The Elegant Universe
Author: Brian Greene
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 0375708111
ISBN 13: 9780375708114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elegant Universe Book Review:

Introduces the superstring theory that attempts to unite general relativity and quantum mechanics

Color Studies

Color Studies
Author: Edith Anderson Feisner,Ronald Reed
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2013-11-21
ISBN 10: 1609015312
ISBN 13: 9781609015312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Color Studies Book Review:

Color Studies is a complete introduction to color theory and application for students in a broad range of design disciplines.

Mind to Matter

Mind to Matter
Author: Dawson Church
Publsiher: Hay House
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2019-08-06
ISBN 10: 1401955258
ISBN 13: 9781401955250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mind to Matter Book Review:

New research and new discoveries in epigenetics, neuroscience, electromagnetism, psychology, public health and quantum physics are demonstrating that thoughts can indeed be profoundly creative. In Mind to Matter, award-winning author Dawson Church examines the scientific facts behind the popular concept of 'manifesting' and reviews its possibilities and its limits. As we discover how the universe operates synchronistically, we come to understand that while we have individual local minds, we also participate in a universal nonlocal mind. Mind to Matter shows us that as we take charge of our individual power to create, we have the potential, as a species, to catalyse a transformation of our whole world.

Dominance and Aggression in Humans and Other Animals

Dominance and Aggression in Humans and Other Animals
Author: Henry R. Hermann
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2017-01-05
ISBN 10: 0128092955
ISBN 13: 9780128092958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dominance and Aggression in Humans and Other Animals Book Review:

Dominance and Aggression in Humans and Other Animals: The Great Game of Life examines human nature and the influence of evolution, genetics, chemistry, nurture, and the sociopolitical environment as a way of understanding how and why humans behave in aggressive and dominant ways. The book walks us through aggression in other social species, compares and contrasts human behavior to other animals, and then explores specific human behaviors like bullying, abuse, territoriality murder, and war. The book examines both individual and group aggression in different environments including work, school, and the home. It explores common stressors triggering aggressive behaviors, and how individual personalities can be vulnerable to, or resistant to, these stressors. The book closes with an exploration of the cumulative impact of human aggression and dominance on the natural world. Reviews the influence of evolution, genetics, biochemistry, and nurture on aggression Explores aggression in multiple species, including insects, fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals Compares human and animal aggressive and dominant behavior Examines bullying, abuse, territoriality, murder, and war Includes nonaggressive behavior in displays of respect and tolerance Highlights aggression triggers from drugs to stress Discusses individual and group behavior, including organizations and nations Probes dominance and aggression in religion and politics Translates the impact of human behavior over time on the natural world

The Archaeology of Knowledge

The Archaeology of Knowledge
Author: Michel Foucault
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-07-11
ISBN 10: 0307819256
ISBN 13: 9780307819253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Archaeology of Knowledge Book Review:

Madness, sexuality, power, knowledge—are these facts of life or simply parts of speech? In a series of works of astonishing brilliance, historian Michel Foucault excavated the hidden assumptions that govern the way we live and the way we think. The Archaeology of Knowledge begins at the level of "things aid" and moves quickly to illuminate the connections between knowledge, language, and action in a style at once profound and personal. A summing up of Foucault's own methadological assumptions, this book is also a first step toward a genealogy of the way we live now. Challenging, at times infuriating, it is an absolutey indispensable guide to one of hte most innovative thinkers of our time.

Seriously Strange

Seriously Strange
Author: Sudhir Kakar
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-07-17
ISBN 10: 818475700X
ISBN 13: 9788184757002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seriously Strange Book Review:

Despite being sullied by frauds and dismissed by sceptics, the paranormal has exerted a strange fascination over humankind for centuries. In Seriously strange, a group of nine intellectuals come together to shed light on some of the most baffling experiences on record - psychical experiences. Through these illuminating essays, they tell us how such extraordinary events can be decoded nad interpreted to become the object of rigorous scientific study. the range is wide, from essays that reveal how Freud and Jung engaged with the notion of the paranormal to a provacative and humorous memoir of a physicist who spent over a decade running a secret psychic spying programme for the US government druing the Cold Wa; from hearfelt accounts by practising psychiatrists of the anomalies in their healing practice to a learned call for the renewal of professional parapsychology in the light of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. By telling their own stories and exploring some of the implications of their work, these men and women map the mind-bending geography of the human psyche and the spectum of experiences - love and death, desire and sex, hurt and healing, myth and magic - that influence it.

An Essay on the Principle of Population Norton Critical Editions

An Essay on the Principle of Population  Norton Critical Editions
Author: Thomas Robert Malthus
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-10-30
ISBN 10: 1324000805
ISBN 13: 9781324000808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Essay on the Principle of Population Norton Critical Editions Book Review:

The world’s population is now 7.4 billion people, placing ever greater demands on our natural resources. As we stand witness to a possible reversal of modernity’s positive trends, Malthus’s pessimism is worth full reconsideration. This Norton Critical Edition includes: · An introduction and explanatory annotations by Joyce E. Chaplin. · Malthus’s Essay in its first published version (1798) along with selections from the expanded version (1803), which he considered definitive, as well as his Appendix (1806). · An unusually rich selection of supporting materials thematically arranged to promote classroom discussion. Topics include “Influences on Malthus,” “Economics, Population, and Ethics after Malthus,” “Malthus and Global Challenges,” and “Malthusianism in Fiction.” · A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography.

Expanded Cinema

Expanded Cinema
Author: Gene Youngblood
Publsiher: Fordham University Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 0823287432
ISBN 13: 9780823287437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expanded Cinema Book Review:

Fiftieth anniversary reissue of the founding media studies book that helped establish media art as a cultural category. First published in 1970, Gene Youngblood’s influential Expanded Cinema was the first serious treatment of video, computers, and holography as cinematic technologies. Long considered the bible for media artists, Youngblood’s insider account of 1960s counterculture and the birth of cybernetics remains a mainstay reference in today’s hypermediated digital world. This fiftieth anniversary edition includes a new Introduction by the author that offers conceptual tools for understanding the sociocultural and sociopolitical realities of our present world. A unique eyewitness account of burgeoning experimental film and the birth of video art in the late 1960s, this far- ranging study traces the evolution of cinematic language to the end of fiction, drama, and realism. Vast in scope, its prescient formulations include “the paleocybernetic age,” “intermedia,” the “artist as design scientist,” the “artist as ecologist,” “synaesthetics and kinesthetics,” and “the technosphere: man/machine symbiosis.” Outstanding works are analyzed in detail. Methods of production are meticulously described, including interviews with artists and technologists of the period, such as Nam June Paik, Jordan Belson, Andy Warhol, Stan Brakhage, Carolee Schneemann, Stan VanDerBeek, Les Levine, and Frank Gillette. An inspiring Introduction by the celebrated polymath and designer R. Buckminster Fuller—a perfectly cut gem of countercultural thinking in itself—places Youngblood’s radical observations in comprehensive perspective. Providing an unparalleled historical documentation, Expanded Cinema clarifies a chapter of countercultural history that is still not fully represented in the arthistorical record half a century later. The book will also inspire the current generation of artists working in ever-newer expansions of the cinematic environment and will prove invaluable to all who are concerned with the technologies that are reshaping the nature of human communication.

Fundamentals of Biomechanics

Fundamentals of Biomechanics
Author: Duane Knudson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2013-04-17
ISBN 10: 1475752989
ISBN 13: 9781475752984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Biomechanics Book Review:

Fundamentals of Biomechanics introduces the exciting world of how human movement is created and how it can be improved. Teachers, coaches and physical therapists all use biomechanics to help people improve movement and decrease the risk of injury. The book presents a comprehensive review of the major concepts of biomechanics and summarizes them in nine principles of biomechanics. Fundamentals of Biomechanics concludes by showing how these principles can be used by movement professionals to improve human movement. Specific case studies are presented in physical education, coaching, strength and conditioning, and sports medicine.

Statistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences

Statistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences
Author: Jacob Cohen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 567
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN 10: 1134742770
ISBN 13: 9781134742776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences Book Review:

Statistical Power Analysis is a nontechnical guide to power analysis in research planning that provides users of applied statistics with the tools they need for more effective analysis. The Second Edition includes: * a chapter covering power analysis in set correlation and multivariate methods; * a chapter considering effect size, psychometric reliability, and the efficacy of "qualifying" dependent variables and; * expanded power and sample size tables for multiple regression/correlation.