The Swarm

The Swarm
Author: Frank Schatzing
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2009-03-17
ISBN 10: 0061803952
ISBN 13: 9780061803956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Whales begin sinking ships. Toxic, eyeless crabs poison Long Island's water supply. The North Sea shelf collapses, killing thousands in Europe. Around the world, countries are beginning to feel the effects of the ocean's revenge as the seas and their inhabitants begin a violent revolution against mankind. At stake is the survival of the Earth's fragile ecology—and ultimately, the survival of the human race itself. The apocalyptic catastrophes of The Day After Tomorrow meet the watery menace of The Abyss in this gripping, scientifically realistic, and utterly imaginative thriller.

The Swarm

The Swarm
Author: Orson Scott Card,Aaron Johnston
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-08-02
ISBN 10: 1466847816
ISBN 13: 9781466847811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston return to their Ender's Game prequel series with this first volume of an all-new trilogy about the Second Formic War in The Swarm. The first invasion of Earth was beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces, and the Chinese army. China has been devastated by the Formic's initial efforts to eradicate Earth life forms and prepare the ground for their own settlement. The Scouring of China struck fear into the other nations of the planet; that fear blossomed into drastic action when scientists determined that the single ship that wreaked such damage was merely a scout ship. There is a mothership out beyond the Solar System's Kuiper Belt, and it's heading into the system, unstoppable by any weapons that Earth can muster. Earth has been reorganized for defense. There is now a Hegemon, a planetary official responsible for keeping all the formerly warring nations in line. There's a Polemarch, responsible for organizing all the military forces of the planet into the new International Fleet. But there is an enemy within, an enemy as old as human warfare: ambition and politics. Greed and self-interest. Will Bingwen, Mazer Rackam, Victor Delgado and Lem Juke be able to divert those very human enemies in time to create a weapon that can effectively defend humanity in the inexorable Second Formic War? THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind / Ender in Exile / Children of the Fleet Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm / The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts / First Meetings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

In the Swarm

In the Swarm
Author: Byung-Chul Han
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 85
Release: 2017-04-07
ISBN 10: 0262533367
ISBN 13: 9780262533362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Swarm Book Review:

A prominent German thinker argues that—contrary to “Twitter Revolution” cheerleading—digital communication is destroying political discourse and political action. The shitstorm represents an authentic phenomenon of digital communication. —from In the Swarm Digital communication and social media have taken over our lives. In this contrarian reflection on digitized life, Byung-Chul Han counters the cheerleaders for Twitter revolutions and Facebook activism by arguing that digital communication is in fact responsible for the disintegration of community and public space and is slowly eroding any possibility for real political action and meaningful political discourse. In the predigital, analog era, by the time an angry letter to the editor had been composed, mailed, and received, the immediate agitation had passed. Today, digital communication enables instantaneous, impulsive reaction, meant to express and stir up outrage on the spot. “The shitstorm,” writes Han, ”represents an authentic phenomenon of digital communication.” Meanwhile, the public, the senders and receivers of these communications have become a digital swarm—not a mass, or a crowd, or Negri and Hardt's antiquated notion of a “multitude,” but a set of isolated individuals incapable of forming a “we,” incapable of calling dominant power relations into question, incapable of formulating a future because of an obsession with the present. The digital swarm is a fragmented entity that can focus on individual persons only in order to make them an object of scandal. Han, one of the most widely read philosophers in Europe today, describes a society in which information has overrun thought, in which the same algorithms are employed by Facebook, the stock market, and the intelligence services. Democracy is under threat because digital communication has made freedom and control indistinguishable. Big Brother has been succeeded by Big Data.

The Swarm

The Swarm
Author: Arthur Herzog
Publsiher: Arthur Herzog III
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2002-10
ISBN 10: 0595253415
ISBN 13: 9780595253418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Killer bees from Africa attack the US.

British Bee Journal

British Bee Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1890
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:$C105716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Coming Swarm

The Coming Swarm
Author: Molly Sauter
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-10-23
ISBN 10: 1628921528
ISBN 13: 9781628921526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Coming Swarm Book Review:

What is Hacktivism? In The Coming Swarm, rising star Molly Sauter examines the history, development, theory, and practice of distributed denial of service actions as a tactic of political activism. The internet is a vital arena of communication, self expression, and interpersonal organizing. When there is a message to convey, words to get out, or people to unify, many will turn to the internet as a theater for that activity. As familiar and widely accepted activist tools-petitions, fundraisers, mass letter-writing, call-in campaigns and others-find equivalent practices in the online space, is there also room for the tactics of disruption and civil disobedience that are equally familiar from the realm of street marches, occupations, and sit-ins? With a historically grounded analysis, and a focus on early deployments of activist DDOS as well as modern instances to trace its development over time, The Coming Swarm uses activist DDOS actions as the foundation of a larger analysis of the practice of disruptive civil disobedience on the internet.

The Human Swarm

The Human Swarm
Author: Mark W. Moffett
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2019-04-16
ISBN 10: 1541617290
ISBN 13: 9781541617292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The epic story and ultimate big history of how human society evolved from intimate chimp communities into the sprawling civilizations of a world-dominating species If a chimpanzee ventures into the territory of a different group, it will almost certainly be killed. But a New Yorker can fly to Los Angeles--or Borneo--with very little fear. Psychologists have done little to explain this: for years, they have held that our biology puts a hard upper limit--about 150 people--on the size of our social groups. But human societies are in fact vastly larger. How do we manage--by and large--to get along with each other? In this paradigm-shattering book, biologist Mark W. Moffett draws on findings in psychology, sociology and anthropology to explain the social adaptations that bind societies. He explores how the tension between identity and anonymity defines how societies develop, function, and fail. Surpassing Guns, Germs, and Steel and Sapiens, The Human Swarm reveals how mankind created sprawling civilizations of unrivaled complexity--and what it will take to sustain them.

Swarm Intelligence and Bio Inspired Computation

Swarm Intelligence and Bio Inspired Computation
Author: Xin-She Yang,Zhihua Cui,Renbin Xiao,Amir Hossein Gandomi,Mehmet Karamanoglu
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2013-05-16
ISBN 10: 0124051774
ISBN 13: 9780124051775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swarm Intelligence and Bio Inspired Computation Book Review:

Swarm Intelligence and bio-inspired computation have become increasing popular in the last two decades. Bio-inspired algorithms such as ant colony algorithms, bat algorithms, bee algorithms, firefly algorithms, cuckoo search and particle swarm optimization have been applied in almost every area of science and engineering with a dramatic increase of number of relevant publications. This book reviews the latest developments in swarm intelligence and bio-inspired computation from both the theory and application side, providing a complete resource that analyzes and discusses the latest and future trends in research directions. It can help new researchers to carry out timely research and inspire readers to develop new algorithms. With its impressive breadth and depth, this book will be useful for advanced undergraduate students, PhD students and lecturers in computer science, engineering and science as well as researchers and engineers. Focuses on the introduction and analysis of key algorithms Includes case studies for real-world applications Contains a balance of theory and applications, so readers who are interested in either algorithm or applications will all benefit from this timely book.

AI and SWARM

AI and SWARM
Author: Hitoshi Iba
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN 10: 042964843X
ISBN 13: 9780429648434
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AI and SWARM Book Review:

This book provides theoretical and practical knowledge on AI and swarm intelligence. It provides a methodology for EA (evolutionary algorithm)-based approach for complex adaptive systems with the integration of several meta-heuristics, e.g., ACO (Ant Colony Optimization), ABC (Artificial Bee Colony), and PSO (Particle Swarm Optimization), etc. These developments contribute towards better problem-solving methodologies in AI. The book also covers emerging uses of swarm intelligence in applications such as complex adaptive systems, reaction-diffusion computing, and diffusion-limited aggregation, etc. Another emphasis is its real-world applications. We give empirical examples from real-world problems and show that the proposed approaches are successful when addressing tasks from such areas as swarm robotics, silicon traffics, image understanding, Vornoi diagrams, queuing theory, and slime intelligence, etc. Each chapter begins with the background of the problem followed by the current state-of-the-art techniques of the field, and ends with a detailed discussion. In addition, the simulators, based on optimizers such as PSO and ABC complex adaptive system simulation, are described in detail. These simulators, as well as some source codes, are available online on the author’s website for the benefit of readers interested in getting some hands-on experience of the subject. The concepts presented in this book aim to promote and facilitate the effective research in swarm intelligence approaches in both theory and practice. This book would also be of value to other readers because it covers interdisciplinary research topics that encompass problem-solving tasks in AI, complex adaptive systems, and meta-heuristics.

The Swarm War Star Wars Legends Dark Nest Book III

The Swarm War  Star Wars Legends  Dark Nest  Book III
Author: Troy Denning
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2006-04-04
ISBN 10: 0345463021
ISBN 13: 9780345463029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In the explosive conclusion to the Dark Nest trilogy, Luke Skywalker summons the heroes of the New Jedi Order from near and far, as the Star Wars galaxy teeters on the edge of eternal war. Yet even the combined powers of the formidable Jedi may not be enough to vanquish the deadly perils confronting them. The Chiss-Killik border war is threatening to engulf the entire galaxy and raising the awful specter of Killiks sweeping across space to absorb all living creatures into a single hive mind. The only hope for peace lies with the Jedi—and only if they can not only end the bloodshed between two fierce enemies but also combat the insidious evil spread by the elusive Dark Nest and its unseen queen. Leia’s newly acquired Jedi skills will be put to the ultimate test in the coming life-and-death battle. As for Luke, he will have to prove, in a lightning display of Force strength and swordplay, that he is– beyond a shadow of a doubt—the greatest Jedi Master in the galaxy. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

Swarm

Swarm
Author: Scott Westerfeld,Margo Lanagan,Deborah Biancotti
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-09-27
ISBN 10: 1471124924
ISBN 13: 9781471124921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Praise for Zeroes: 'A really gripping read...It’s the Famous Five on steroids with a sprinkling of superpowers’ welovethisbook.com 'With action, romance, and thorny ethical questions, it’s a book with a little something for everyone' Publishers Weekly 'Fresh and original' School Libraries Journal starred review 'Cinematic, non-stop action' Booklist 'I absolutely loved this book. Fast paced, full of action and fun, this is one not to be missed' Heather Reviews 'Action-packed, full of adventure and will keep you entertained for hours' nerdprobs.com An unputdownable, action-packed read from internationally bestselling author of the Uglies series, Scott Westerfeld. Every power has a dark side. It's the holiday season, but the celebration at the Zeroes' underground nightclub is blown apart when a pair of strangers with new powers take to the dance floor. The Zeroes pursue and confront the two, only to learn that they're fleeing an even more sinister power, the Swarm, who uses a crowd's rage to kill – and who loves killing Zeroes. The Zeroes defend themselves the best they can, learning more about their enemies through a series of crowd disasters – a wrecked celebrity wedding, a bloodbath at a shopping mall, and a funeral for one of the Swarm's victims that goes very, very wrong. In the meantime, each of the Zeroes has their own fish to fry. Bellwether's confidence is challenged by the Swarm, while Mob finds herself drawn to the killing crowd. Crash's conscience – and her heart – get a workout, and Anon and Scam face harsh truths about fmaily and belonging. Flicker must pick up the groups fallen reins and lead the Zeroes into a final showdown with Swarm's army.

The Transactions of the Entomological Society of London

The Transactions of the Entomological Society of London
Author: Royal Entomological Society of London
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1853
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000115275343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dzierzon s Rational Bee keeping

Dzierzon s Rational Bee keeping
Author: Jan Dzierżon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 350
Release: 1882
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:590323902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Swarm Intelligence Algorithms Two Volume Set

Swarm Intelligence Algorithms  Two Volume Set
Author: Adam Slowik
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2021-01-26
ISBN 10: 1000168727
ISBN 13: 9781000168723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swarm Intelligence Algorithms Two Volume Set Book Review:

Swarm intelligence algorithms are a form of nature-based optimization algorithms. Their main inspiration is the cooperative behavior of animals within specific communities. This can be described as simple behaviors of individuals along with the mechanisms for sharing knowledge between them, resulting in the complex behavior of the entire community. Examples of such behavior can be found in ant colonies, bee swarms, schools of fish or bird flocks. Swarm intelligence algorithms are used to solve difficult optimization problems for which there are no exact solving methods or the use of such methods is impossible, e.g. due to unacceptable computational time. This set comprises two volumes: Swarm Intelligence Algorithms: A Tutorial and Swarm Intelligence Algorithms: Modifications and Applications. The first volume thoroughly presents the basics of 24 algorithms selected from the entire family of swarm intelligence algorithms. It contains a detailed explanation of how each algorithm works, along with relevant program codes in Matlab and the C ++ programming language, as well as numerical examples illustrating step-by-step how individual algorithms work. The second volume describes selected modifications of these algorithms and presents their practical applications. This book presents 24 swarm algorithms together with their modifications and practical applications. Each chapter is devoted to one algorithm. It contains a short description along with a pseudo-code showing the various stages of its operation. In addition, each chapter contains a description of selected modifications of the algorithm and shows how it can be used to solve a selected practical problem.

Swarm Intelligence

Swarm Intelligence
Author: Andrew Schumann
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2020-11-02
ISBN 10: 0429647603
ISBN 13: 9780429647604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swarm Intelligence Book Review:

The notion of swarm intelligence was introduced for describing decentralized and self-organized behaviors of groups of animals. Then this idea was extrapolated to design groups of robots which interact locally to cumulate a collective reaction. Some natural examples of swarms are as follows: ant colonies, bee colonies, fish schooling, bird flocking, horse herding, bacterial colonies, multinucleated giant amoebae Physarum polycephalum, etc. In all these examples, individual agents behave locally with an emergence of their common effect. An intelligent behavior of swarm individuals is explained by the following biological reactions to attractants and repellents. Attractants are biologically active things, such as food pieces or sex pheromones, which attract individuals of swarm. Repellents are biologically active things, such as predators, which repel individuals of swarm. As a consequence, attractants and repellents stimulate the directed movement of swarms towards and away from the stimulus, respectively. It is worth noting that a group of people, such as pedestrians, follow some swarm patterns of flocking or schooling. For instance, humans prefer to avoid a person considered by them as a possible predator and if a substantial part of the group in the situation of escape panic (not less than 5%) changes the direction, then the rest follows the new direction, too. Some swarm patterns are observed among human beings under the conditions of their addictive behavior such as the behavior of alcoholics or gamers. The methodological framework of studying swarm intelligence is represented by unconventional computing, robotics, and cognitive science. In this book we aim to analyze new methodologies involved in studying swarm intelligence. We are going to bring together computer scientists and cognitive scientists dealing with swarm patterns from social bacteria to human beings. This book considers different models of simulating, controlling, and predicting the swarm behavior of different species from social bacteria to humans.

Swarm Intelligence

Swarm Intelligence
Author: Aboul Ella Hassanien,Eid Emary
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN 10: 149874107X
ISBN 13: 9781498741071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swarm Intelligence Book Review:

Swarm Intelligence: Principles, Advances, and Applications delivers in-depth coverage of bat, artificial fish swarm, firefly, cuckoo search, flower pollination, artificial bee colony, wolf search, and gray wolf optimization algorithms. The book begins with a brief introduction to mathematical optimization, addressing basic concepts related to swarm intelligence, such as randomness, random walks, and chaos theory. The text then: Describes the various swarm intelligence optimization methods, standardizing the variants, hybridizations, and algorithms whenever possible Discusses variants that focus more on binary, discrete, constrained, adaptive, and chaotic versions of the swarm optimizers Depicts real-world applications of the individual optimizers, emphasizing variable selection and fitness function design Details the similarities, differences, weaknesses, and strengths of each swarm optimization method Draws parallels between the operators and searching manners of the different algorithms Swarm Intelligence: Principles, Advances, and Applications presents a comprehensive treatment of modern swarm intelligence optimization methods, complete with illustrative examples and an extendable MATLAB® package for feature selection in wrapper mode applied on different data sets with benchmarking using different evaluation criteria. The book provides beginners with a solid foundation of swarm intelligence fundamentals, and offers experts valuable insight into new directions and hybridizations.

Annual Report

Annual Report
Author: Ontario. Dept. of Agriculture and Food
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1899
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000068532390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Swarm Robotics A Formal Approach

Swarm Robotics  A Formal Approach
Author: Heiko Hamann
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2018-02-10
ISBN 10: 331974528X
ISBN 13: 9783319745282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swarm Robotics A Formal Approach Book Review:

This book provides an introduction to Swarm Robotics, which is the application of methods from swarm intelligence to robotics. It goes on to present methods that allow readers to understand how to design large-scale robot systems by going through many example scenarios on topics such as aggregation, coordinated motion (flocking), task allocation, self-assembly, collective construction, and environmental monitoring. The author explains the methodology behind building multiple, simple robots and how the complexity emerges from the multiple interactions between these robots such that they are able to solve difficult tasks. The book can be used as a short textbook for specialized courses or as an introduction to Swarm Robotics for graduate students, researchers, and professionals who want a concise introduction to the field.

The Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts Centennial Edition

The Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts  Centennial Edition
Author: Margaret A. Edwards
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2002-11-08
ISBN 10: 9780838935330
ISBN 13: 0838935338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts Centennial Edition Book Review:

Edwards's philosophies and practices, as illustrated in The Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts, have influenced and inspired generations of librarians since its original publication in 1969, and continue to be a foundation for today's new young adult librarians.

American Bee Journal

American Bee Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1889
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:C3115496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Bee Journal Book Review:

Includes summarized reports of many bee-keeper associations.