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The Swimmer

Author : William R. Uttal
ISBN : 9781317782421
Genre : Psychology
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This research monograph describes a large programming project in which an underwater organism, capable of perceiving, learning, deciding, and navigating, is computationally simulated. The developed computational model serves as a contemporary theory of perceptual-motor performance, embodying much of what is known about human vision and some of what is known about other cognitive processes. This artificial intelligence project has substantial contributions to make to the development of autonomous underwater vehicles. It also makes a specific theoretical statement about the organization and nature of organic perceptual motor systems that may be useful to psychologists, neuroscientists, and theoreticians in a number of other fields.
Category: Psychology

The Swimmer

Author : John Henry Mackay
ISBN : 1465321470
Genre : Fiction
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The Swimmer is one of the very first literary sports novels. Although not a competitive swimmer himself, Mackay was a passionate swimmer and well acquainted with the scene of competitive swimming and diving in Berlin around 1900. This historical picture of the sports world at that time will be familiar to today´s readers in many ways, but may surprise us in its details, for example, of competitions no longer widely practiced, such as "diving for plates" and "swimming with obstacles." For this reason it is a valuable historical document. It is also an exciting sports story with "the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat." But The Swimmer is much more: it is a fascinating psychological study of the rise and fall of a champion swimmer in his single-minded pursuit of his sport - and fame. Mackay´s protagonist Franz Felder was "born to swim" and we follow his first, happy dip into the water to his last, fatal plunge. All attention is on young Felder, but other characters are clearly delineated: his wise coach, the equally single-minded sculptor, the seductress from the international demi-monde - last, and alas least, the loyal, devoted fan. The story is told with insight and compassion, as Mackay, the "omniscient narrator," looks into the deepest feelings and motives of his protagonist, whom Mackay´s biographer has described as "an enchanted beast of the fairy tale books, under whose rough exterior is hidden a prince"-a price who "never found the charm that would have brought out his true character." Mackay makes all of this come alive for us, so that we sympathize with Felder even as we perceive the flaws that bring about his downfall. The book can be read on several levels: as a historical document, a thrilling sports story, a human drama. In every case, it is a good read.
Category: Fiction

The Swimmer

Author : Joakim Zander
ISBN : 9781781859162
Genre : Fiction
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'Thrilling' DAILY MAIL. 'Authoritative' GUARDIAN. 'Raw' SUNDAY TIMES. 'Timely' LITERARY REVIEW. 'Powerful' INDEPENDENT. GUILT. ATONEMENT. REVENGE. On a remote Swedish island, a little girl, Klara, grows up without a father. Now, twenty years later, she discovers a secret: a secret that powerful men will kill to keep hidden. On the other side of the world, an old spy hides from his past. He used to be the best agent in the field. These days the only thing he lives for is swimming in the local pool. Then, on Christmas eve, Klara is thrown into a terrifying chase across Europe. Only the Swimmer can save her. But time is running out... WORLDWIDE REVIEWS FOR JOAKIM ZANDER: 'An absorbing thriller in a complex world of spies, politics, terrorism and assassination ... Excellent' The Times (UK). 'A multi-layered thriller full of style, drive and immediacy' Göteborgs-Posten (Sweden). 'Wonderfully written ... A superb thriller' Metro (Croatia). 'Intrigue, action and adrenaline mixed to perfection' Librería Reconquista (Spain). 'A terrific page-turner rich with complex conflicts and a big, meaty, chillingly credible conspiracy' Chris Pavone (USA). 'A riveting thriller with a great plot. What more can you ask for?' Lokalavisen (Denmark). 'An explosive, thrilling dance fuelled by authenticity' Il Giornale (Italy). 'A multi-layered, action-packed thriller' Dorstener Zeitung (Germany).
Category: Fiction

The Swimmer Manuscript

Author : J. Mooney
ISBN : 9785873313303
Genre : History
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Smithsonian institution bureau of american ethnology buletin 99. The Swimmer manuscript. Cherokee sacred formulas and medicinal prescriptions
Category: History

Oxygen For The Swimmer

Author : Alexandria Mangas
ISBN : 9781607916031
Genre : Religion
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Oxygen for the Swimmer provides that extra breath of encouragement to head you back to the lane for one more lap. Whether you are a breaststroker, backstroker, freestyler, or butterflyer, and whether you are 6 or 106, you'll find the stories in this book insightful and inspiring. Oxygen for the Swimmer is definitely a breath of encouragement. ~Sheila Taormina, Olympic Gold Medalist in swimming, World Champion in the triathlon, and World Cup Standings leader in the pentathlon. Oxygen for the Swimmer is full of life stories that talk about victories, struggles, defeats, relationships, values, lessons learned, and how your faith grows through these experiences. Swimming is a reflection of life in many ways. You learn who you are, you learn what is important, and you learn that you are never really alone. I recommend this book to everyone. You will find it both entertaining and uplifting. ~Kurt Hass, Franklin College Swim and Dive Team Coach, seven-time winner of the Indiana High School Coach of the Year. Oxygen for the swimmer reminded me why I swim - to give glory to God! It was a great encouragement. ~Melody White, collegiate swimmer at California Polytechnic State University. -- Publishers description.
Category: Religion

News Of The Swimmer Reaches Shore

Author : Gregory O'Brien
ISBN : 0864735324
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An essay which covers the history of twentieth-century modernism, the politics of French nuclear testing, and the life of a family.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Graham Masterton
ISBN : 9781448301140
Genre : Fiction
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He recognises her voice, but she is hysterical. She has no one else to turn to. Her son has been killed, drowned, but the murderer has left no trace. Her distraught tears shake him to his core - he must help, if he can. She says that the child was a victim of a vengeful spirit. She says that the police believe she is insane. Jennie Oppenheimer was once a student in Jim Rook's Special Class II in '91. And she knows about his psychic powers, that he feels demons running through the streets, that he sees dead people, with their sad, bewildered faces reflecting in windows. So she is convinced that he will have an answer for her - and for her dead son, Mickey. But soon the angry, restless spirit of The Swimmer claims one victim after another - all friends or students of the gifted Jim Rook - and he realises that her hatred is directed at him. One person knows why she is seeking revenge, but only Rook has the strength to fight against the destructive forces of The Swimmer and the ally she has found in water . . .
Category: Fiction

The Swimmer

Author : Zsuzsa Bánk
ISBN : 0151009325
Genre : Fiction
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In 1956 Hungary, after their mother Katalin leaves her family and sets out for the West, her young children, Kata and Isti, join their depressed father, Kalman, on a circuitous odyssey through Hungary, living a peripatetic life of uncertainty in which only their imaginations and brief swims with their father bring any solace. A first novel. 12,500 first printing.
Category: Fiction