The Swarm

The Swarm
Author: Frank Schätzing
Publsiher: Hodder Paperbacks
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2007-02-22
ISBN 10: 9780340920756
ISBN 13: 0340920750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"Something strange and terrible is happening deep in the oceans. Tides and currents are shifting, normally peaceful creatures are attacking, ships are sinking, fishermen drowning. The world ecology is in crisis ... and this is just the beginning. Led by the claret-loving Norwegian Sigur Johanson and the Inuit whale expert Leon Anawak, a motley group of scientists find themselves in a race against time to prevent a global cataclysm -- and to head off those who want to exploit it in their own pursuit of power."--Back cover.

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.

The Swarm

The Swarm
Author: Orson Scott Card,Aaron Johnston
Publsiher: Tor Science Fiction
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2018-01-30
ISBN 10: 9780765375636
ISBN 13: 076537563X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swarm Book Review:

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 Second Formic War #1 The Swarm

The Swarm War

The Swarm War
Author: Troy Denning
Publsiher: Lucasbooks
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 0345463056
ISBN 13: 9780345463050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swarm War Book Review:

With a war between the Killiks and Chiss threatening to engulf the entire galaxy, Luke Skywalker makes a desperate attempt to prevent war by venturing deep into hostile territory to undermine the war-making capabilities of all the combatants.

The Night of the Swarm

The Night of the Swarm
Author: Robert V. S. Redick
Publsiher: Chathrand Voyage
Total Pages: 699
Release: 2013-02-05
ISBN 10: 0345508874
ISBN 13: 9780345508874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Night of the Swarm Book Review:

After the death of the evil sorcerer Arunis, the Swarm of Night threatens to destroy Alifros unless Pavel, Thasha, and Ramachni can summon the great mage Erithusmâe.

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: 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

The Swarm Book Review:

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.

Swarm

Swarm
Author: Scott Westerfeld,Margo Lanagan,Deborah Biancotti
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-09-27
ISBN 10: 1481443410
ISBN 13: 9781481443418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swarm Book Review:

X-Men meets Marissa Meyer’s Renegades when New York Times bestselling author of the Uglies series Scott Westerfeld teams up with award-winning authors Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti in the second book of an explosive new trilogy about six teens with unique abilities. They thought they’d already faced their toughest fight. But there’s no relaxing for the reunited Zeroes. These six teens with unique abilities have taken on bank robbers, drug dealers, and mobsters. Now they’re trying to lay low so they can get their new illegal nightclub off the ground. But the quiet doesn’t last long when two strangers come to town, bringing with them a whole different kind of crowd-based chaos. And hot on their tails is a crowd-power even more dangerous and sinister. Up against these new enemies, every Zero is under threat. Mob is crippled by the killing-crowd buzz—is she really evil at her core? Flicker is forced to watch the worst things a crowd can do. Crash’s conscience—and her heart—get a workout. Anon and Scam must both put family loyalties on the line for the sake of survival. And Bellwether’s glorious-leader mojo deserts him. Who’s left to lead the Zeroes into battle against a new, murderous army?

Into the Swarm

Into the Swarm
Author: Chris Yeoman,Tor Idar Larsen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2017-06-08
ISBN 10: 9781781556153
ISBN 13: 1781556156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into the Swarm Book Review:

Into the Swarm: Stories of RAF Fighter Pilots in the Second World War is a collaborative work by Christopher Yeoman (Rise Against Eagles) and Tor Idar Larsen (Viking Spitfire) which tells the sobering and heroic stories of RAF fighters pilots in the most ferocious air battles of the war. Accompanying gripping and detailed stories of aerial combat are previously unpublished photographs and letter extracts which adds to the rich content provided by these enthusiastic authors whose passion for the subject matter is evidently apparent within each chapter. A fine tribute to the gallant aviators who took to the air in hostile skies, this book tells of courage and sacrifice in France, to daring and determination, to gain air supremacy over the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain and Malta. This work also provides a wider story of RAF pilots of the Second World War, from those early battles in 1940 all the way up to a few days before VE-Day. These stories offer a broad and versatile insight into the life of fighter pilots from many countries, from different cultures but with a common determination of fighting Nazi Germany over Europe's aerial arenas.

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

The Human Swarm Book Review:

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.

The Shadow of the Swarm

The Shadow of the Swarm
Author: Susan McNally
Publsiher: Morrow Secrets
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2015-11-05
ISBN 10: 9781782262923
ISBN 13: 178226292X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shadow of the Swarm Book Review:

Talitha Mouldson's family have buried their secrets for decades but now it's time for the truth to come out.

The Swarm Descends

The Swarm Descends
Author: Jacob Grey
Publsiher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-08-27
ISBN 10: 9780007578542
ISBN 13: 0007578547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swarm Descends Book Review:

After the Spinning Man was banished to the Land of the Dead in an epic struggle between good and evil Ferals, Caw's life has become safer, free of the darkness that had stalked Blackstone for so long. But there's a new villain in town - and the Mother of Flies will stop at nothing to make crime, corruption and chaos descend once more. Caw must use every ounce of courage, and every friend he can find, to face-off against some truly terrifying Ferals. Dark family secrets will be revealed - and he will learn to be very careful about who to trust.

Swarm

Swarm
Author: Lauren Carter
Publsiher: Brindle and Glass
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-09-17
ISBN 10: 1927366216
ISBN 13: 9781927366219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swarm Book Review:

In a not-so-far-off future of diminished energy reserves and collapsing economies, thirty-seven-year-old Sandy Burch-Bailey lives a difficult existence. She survives by fishing, farming, and beekeeping in a small island community with her partner, Marvin, and their elderly and ill friend, Thompson. As they wait for an overdue supply ship to arrive with medicine for Thompson, vegetables go missing from their garden. A footprint in the soil leads Sandy to believe the thief is a homeless youngster. Childless and aching to be a mother, Sandy narrates her story to the child, reliving her life in a city plagued by power outages, unemployment, and violent protests. When the girl�â�€�™s life is threatened, Sandy and Marvin must come together to protect both the child and their fragile community. Told in two storylines divided by geography and time, Swarm is a suspenseful and powerful debut novel about survival and coming to terms with life�â�€�™s regrettable choices.

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.

The Swarm

The Swarm
Author: Billy Wrecks
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 16
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0375873791
ISBN 13: 9780375873799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swarm Book Review:

Rex, a kid whose body can generate living machine parts, faces a hungry swarm of metal-eating locusts.

The Swarm

The Swarm
Author: John Whitman
Publsiher: Skylark
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780553486384
ISBN 13: 0553486381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swarm Book Review:

Visiting the S'krr world with their uncle Hoole, Zak and Tash find themselves in a difficult situation when Zak accidentally kills a strange creature and sparks an ecological war.

Swarm Intelligence Methods for Statistical Regression

Swarm Intelligence Methods for Statistical Regression
Author: Soumya Mohanty
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2018-12-13
ISBN 10: 1351365029
ISBN 13: 9781351365024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swarm Intelligence Methods for Statistical Regression Book Review:

A core task in statistical analysis, especially in the era of Big Data, is the fitting of flexible, high-dimensional, and non-linear models to noisy data in order to capture meaningful patterns. This can often result in challenging non-linear and non-convex global optimization problems. The large data volume that must be handled in Big Data applications further increases the difficulty of these problems. Swarm Intelligence Methods for Statistical Regression describes methods from the field of computational swarm intelligence (SI), and how they can be used to overcome the optimization bottleneck encountered in statistical analysis. Features Provides a short, self-contained overview of statistical data analysis and key results in stochastic optimization theory Focuses on methodology and results rather than formal proofs Reviews SI methods with a deeper focus on Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) Uses concrete and realistic data analysis examples to guide the reader Includes practical tips and tricks for tuning PSO to extract good performance in real world data analysis challenges

Her Majesty s Swarm Volume 1

Her Majesty   s Swarm  Volume 1
Author: 616th Special Information Battalion
Publsiher: J-Novel Club
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-01-21
ISBN 10: 1718368488
ISBN 13: 9781718368484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Her Majesty s Swarm Volume 1 Book Review:

Our protagonist is a college student who enjoys playing as the evil-aligned faction Arachnea in her favorite real-time strategy game. One day, she finds herself in a world similar to the one in the game; additionally, her body is now that of a fourteen-year-old girl. While things are a bit different from how they were in the game, one element has remained the same: she is the leader of the Arachnea. The insects under her control, collectively known as the Swarm, praise her and implore her to lead them to victory. In order to survive, she raises her Swarm and forms friendly relations with the elves of the neighboring forest. But after a slaver traveling through the forest murders one of her Swarm and the nearby kingdom's knights burn down the elven village and massacre its people, she prepares to launch her counterattacks in the name of revenge. However, revenge is merely a pretense for attacking the countries of this world. Her command is masterful and severe, as one who has played the game in real life...

The Ardent Swarm

The Ardent Swarm
Author: Yamen Manai
Publsiher: AmazonCrossing
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9781542020473
ISBN 13: 1542020476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ardent Swarm Book Review:

From an award-winning Tunisian author comes a stirring allegory about a country in the aftermath of revolution and the power of a single quest. Sidi lives a hermetic life as a bee whisperer, tending to his beloved "girls" on the outskirts of the desolate North African village of Nawa. He wakes one morning to find that something has attacked one of his beehives, brutally killing every inhabitant. Heartbroken, he soon learns that a mysterious swarm of vicious hornets committed the mass murder--but where did they come from, and how can he stop them? If he is going to unravel this mystery and save his bees from annihilation, Sidi must venture out into the village and then brave the big city and beyond in search of answers. Along the way, he discovers a country and a people turned upside down by their new post-Arab Spring reality as Islamic fundamentalists seek to influence votes any way they can on the eve of the country's first democratic elections. To succeed in his quest, and find a glimmer of hope to protect all that he holds dear, Sidi will have to look further than he ever imagined. In this brilliantly accessible modern-day parable, Yamen Manai uses a masterful blend of humor and drama to reveal what happens in a country shaken by revolutionary change after the world stops watching.

Swarm Troopers

Swarm Troopers
Author: David Hambling
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2015-12-10
ISBN 10: 9781942761747
ISBN 13: 1942761740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swarm Troopers Book Review:

Small unmanned aircraft are already transforming warfare, with hand-launched scouts like the Raven and lethal tactical drones like Switchblade already in use by US forces. A bigger revolution is on the way, as swarming software allows a single operator to control large numbers of drones, and smartphone technology means they can be built for $1,000 each -- by anybody, not just governments. This book looks at the history of drone warfare, the rise of big drones like the Predator and how they are being eclipsed by smaller unmanned aircraft. And how the future is being shaped by smartphone technology, swarm software, miniaturised munitions and energy-harvesting that allows small drones to fly forever. It also looks at why current air defence cannot stop the swarms, and what drone swarms will mean for the balance of power and future wars. This is the world of Swarm Troopers