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Spectral Readings

Author : G. Byron
ISBN : 9780230374614
Genre : History
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These essays explore some of the most significant current issues concerning the terrain of the Gothic perspective, offering a variety of possible answers to the crucial question: What is Gothic? The collection begins by addressing general issues about the locations and structure of Gothic; this is followed by various considerations of Gothic as a specific historical phenomenon, linked with specific aspects of British, American, and European society; and, finally, by an exploration of Gothic writing during recent decades.
Category: History

Readings In Distributed Artificial Intelligence

Author : Alan H. Bond
ISBN : 9781483214443
Genre : Computers
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Most artificial intelligence research investigates intelligent behavior for a single agent--solving problems heuristically, understanding natural language, and so on. Distributed Artificial Intelligence (DAI) is concerned with coordinated intelligent behavior: intelligent agents coordinating their knowledge, skills, and plans to act or solve problems, working toward a single goal, or toward separate, individual goals that interact. DAI provides intellectual insights about organization, interaction, and problem solving among intelligent agents. This comprehensive collection of articles shows the breadth and depth of DAI research. The selected information is relevant to emerging DAI technologies as well as to practical problems in artificial intelligence, distributed computing systems, and human-computer interaction. "Readings in Distributed Artificial Intelligence" proposes a framework for understanding the problems and possibilities of DAI. It divides the study into three realms: the natural systems approach (emulating strategies and representations people use to coordinate their activities), the engineering/science perspective (building automated, coordinated problem solvers for specific applications), and a third, hybrid approach that is useful in analyzing and developing mixed collections of machines and human agents working together. The editors introduce the volume with an important survey of the motivations, research, and results of work in DAI. This historical and conceptual overview combines with chapter introductions to guide the reader through this fascinating field. A unique and extensive bibliography is also provided.
Category: Computers

Infrared And Raman Spectroscopic Imaging

Author : Reiner Salzer
ISBN : 9783527678150
Genre : Science
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This second edition of the successful ready reference is updated and revised with approximately 30% new content to reflect the numerous instrumental developments and improvements, as well as the significant expansion of this rapidly developing field. For example, the combination of IR imaging with AFM has enhanced the achievable lateral resolution by an order of magnitude down to a few hundred nanometers, thus launching a multiplicity of new applications in material science. Furthermore, Raman and IR spectroscopic imaging have become key technologies for the life sciences and today contribute tremendously to a better and more detailed understanding of numerous biological and medical research topics. The topical structure of this new edition is now subdivided into four parts. The first treats the fundamentals of the instrumentation for infrared and Raman imaging and mapping and an overview on the chemometric tools for image analysis. The second part describes a wide varie-ty of applications ranging from biomedical via food, agriculture and plants to polymers and pharmaceuticals. This is followed by a description of imaging techniques operating beyond the diffraction limit, while the final part covers special methodical developments and their utility in specific fields. With its many valuable practical tips, this is a must-have overview for researchers in academic and industrial laboratories wishing to obtain reliable results with this method.
Category: Science

Readings On Color The Science Of Color

Author : Alex Byrne
ISBN : 0262522314
Genre : Psychology
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Color is an endlessly fascinating subject to philosophers, scientists, and laypersons, as well an an instructive microcosm of cognitive science. In these two anthologies, Alex Byrne and David Hilbert present a survey of the important recent philosophical and scientific writings on color. The introduction to volume 1 provides a philosophical background and links the philosophical issues to the empirical work covered in volume 2. The bibliography in volume 1 is an extensive resource for those doing philosophical work on color. The scientific selections in volume 2 present work in color science that is relevant to philosophical thinking about color; the material is comprehensive and sophisticated enough to be useful to the scientific reader. The introduction to volume 2 is an overview of color science; the volume also contains suggestions for further reading.
Category: Psychology

Managing For Healthy Ecosystems

Author : David J. Rapport
ISBN : 1420032135
Genre : Nature
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One of the critical issues of our time is the dwindling capacity of the planet to provide life support for a large and growing human population. Based on a symposium on ecosystem health, Managing for Healthy Ecosystems identifies key issues that must be resolved if there is to be progress in this complex area, such as: Evolving methods f
Category: Nature

Infrared Spectral Interpretation

Author : Brian C. Smith
ISBN : 0849324637
Genre : Science
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This author's second volume introduces basic principles of interpreting infrared spectral data, teaching its readers to make sense of the data coming from an infrared spectrometer. Contents include spectra and diagnostic bands for the more common functional groups as well as chapters on polyester spectra and interpretation aids. Discussions include: Science of infrared interpretation Light and molecular vibrations How and why molecules absorb infrared radiation Peak heights, intensities, and widths Hydrocarbons, carbonyl groups, and molecules with C-N bonds Polymers and inorganic molecules The use of atlases, library searching, spectral subtraction, and the Internet in augmenting interpretation Each chapter presents an introduction to the nomenclature and structure of a specific functional group and proceeds with the important diagnostic bands for each group. Infrared Spectral Interpretation serves both novices and experienced practitioners in this field. The author maintains a website and blog with supplemental material. His training course schedule is also available online.
Category: Science

Fundamental Laboratory Mathematics

Author : Lela Buckingham
ISBN : 9780803641020
Genre : Medical
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Conquer the math skills essential for the laboratory... and reduce the anxieties math often induces! Step by step, skill by skill... you’ll progress from simple to complex calculations, building your proficiencies and testing them along the way. Perfect for classroom, clinical, and professional success!
Category: Medical

Readings In Speech Recognition

Author : Alexander Waibel
ISBN : 1558601244
Genre : Computers
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Speech recognition by machine : a review / D.R. Reddy -- The value of speech recognition systems / W.A. Lea -- Digital representations of speech signals / R.W. Schafer and L.R. Rabiner -- Comparison of parametric representations for monosyllabic word recognition in continuously spoken sentences / S.B. Davis and P. Mermelstein -- Vector quantization / R.M. Gray -- A joint synchrony-mean-rate model of auditory speech processing / S. Seneff -- Isolated and connected word recognition : theory and selected applications / L.R. Rabiner and S.E. Levinson -- Minimum prediction residual principle applied to speech recognition / F. Itakura -- Dynamic programming algorithm optimization for spoken word recognition / S. Hakoe and S. Chiba -- Speaker-independent recognition of isolated words using clustering techniques / L.R. Rabiner [and others]Two-level DP-matching : a dynamic programming-based pattern matching algorithm for connected word recognition / H. Sakoe -- The use of a one-stage dynamic pr ...
Category: Computers

Once Upon A Time Traveler

Author : Joshua Light
ISBN : 9781490855103
Genre : Religion
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Three brilliant scientists harness the power to fold time and visit the past and future like a common tourist. One scientist formulates a tour of Biblical events because he believes in God, but the tour is reluctantly and accidentally traveled by a scientist who does not. What will unbelieving eyes see, and how will they interpret the most significant supernatural events of all time? The tour embraces world history from the beginning of creation and into the future, where Biblical prophecy tells us that dangerous people will control the whole world, countless millions of people will evaporate, and society will plunge into darkness. What if a time traveler visited just two years into the future after the Biblical Prophetic clock has already started ticking? And then catapulted into the past, where Earth is like another planet entirely? What kind of world, and what kind of tribulation would he find? And as an unbeliever, how would he respond to it? Light deals with the issues of Biblical prophecy, recent young-earth creation, a literal and startling twist on how things were, and how things will be. Set aside the notions of being left behind, and embrace the idea of being brought along, in the circuits of Earth’s end-to-end timeline. Enter a future we’d rather forget, and a history that nobody remembers.
Category: Religion


Author : Dr. B. K. Sharma
ISBN : 8182830184
Genre :
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Spectral Shakespeares

Author : M. Calbi
ISBN : 9781137063762
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Spectral Shakespeares is an illuminating exploration of recent, experimental adaptations of Shakespeare on film, TV, and the web. Drawing on adaptation studies and media theory as well as Jacques Derrida's work, this book argues that these adaptations foreground a cluster of self-reflexive "themes" - from incorporation to reiteration, from migration to addiction, from silence to survival - that contribute to the redefinition of adaptation, and Shakespearean adaptation in particular, as an unfinished and interminable process. The "Shakespeare" that emerges from these adaptations is a fragmentary, mediatized, and heterogeneous presence, a spectral Shakespeare that leaves a mark on our contemporary mediascape.
Category: Literary Criticism

Transnational And Postcolonial Vampires

Author : T. Khair
ISBN : 9781137272621
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Throughout the ages, vampires have transgressed the borders of gender, race, class, propriety and nations. This collection examines the vampire as a postcolonial and transnational phenomenon that maps the fear of the Other, the ravenous hunger of Empires and the transcultural rifts and intercultural common grounds that make up global society today.
Category: Literary Criticism