Elegant Complexity

Elegant Complexity Author Greg Carlisle
ISBN-10 0976146533
Year 2007
Pages 512
Language en

"Elegant Complexity is the first critical work to provide detailed and thorough commentary on each of the 192 sections of David Foster Wallace's masterful Infinite Jest. No other commentary on Infinite Jest recognizes that Wallace clearly divided the book into 28 chapters that are thematically unified. A chronology at the end of the study reorders each section of the novel into a sequential timeline that orients the reader and that could be used to support a chronological reading of the novel. Other helpful reference materials include a thematic outline, more chronologies, a map of one the novel's settings, lists of characters grouped by association, and an indexed list of references. Elegant Complexity orients the reader at the beginning of each section and keeps commentary separate for those readers who only want orientation. The researcher looking for specific characters or themes is provided a key at the beginning of each commentary. Carlisle explains the novel's complex plot threads (and discrepancies) with expert insight and clear commentary. The book is 99% spoiler-free for first-time readers of Infinite Jest."--Publisher's website.

Nanobiotechnology II

Nanobiotechnology II Author Chad A. Mirkin
ISBN-10 9783527610372
Year 2007-02-27
Pages 459
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

This second volume on a burgeoning field retains the proven concept of the spectacularly successful first one, extending and supplementing it. Individual sections are each dedicated to nanoparticles, nanostructures and patterns, nanodevices and machines, and nanoanalytics. Essential reading for an entire generation of scientists, this authoritative survey defines one of the most important new scientific fields to have emerged for many decades.

The Paleo Project

The Paleo Project Author Marc Bubbs
ISBN-10 9781460252031
Year 2015-02-03
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher FriesenPress

We live in a world where it's increasingly difficult to maintain your ideal bodyweight, feel happy and vibrant, and fight off pain and chronic diseases. If you simply go with the flow-consuming processed foods and struggling to find time to move and play-you'll get swept away by the current of weight gain and poor mental, emotional and physical health. In The Paleo Project, naturopathic doctor Marc Bubbs uncovers how an ancestral approach to eating dramatically affects key systems in your body. Extensively researched and packed full of assessments, lab tests and action plans, this book is an essential guide for anyone who wishes to achieve their weight loss and performance potential. You are an athlete. You were born to crawl, squat, bend, run, jump, smile and laugh along the way. These qualities are effortless and natural when we are children, yet somehow we lose touch with them as we get older. Begin The Paleo Project and reconnect with your "inner athlete" to build a better brain, a better body, a better you. Dr. Bubbs' innovative system has proven to be a game-changer for countless patients and athletes. Make YOU your project for this year!

The Art of Game Design

The Art of Game Design Author Jesse Schell
ISBN-10 9781498759564
Year 2015-09-15
Pages 600
Language en
Publisher CRC Press

Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.

Personal Immortality by Automatic All Natural Processes

Personal Immortality by Automatic All Natural Processes Author Everett Cheney
ISBN-10 9781452003900
Year 2010-06-01
Pages 516
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse

This all-naturalistic book is offered in response to a growing worldwide need for a new comprehensive alternative to Supernaturalistic Theism. Modern learning and recent religion inspired human world savagery have turned off more people than ever before, from the many traditional Supernaturalistic Theistic Religions. Worldwide, more than a billion people already share all-naturalistic world views and values, but many lack an adequate chart to help navigate the rough and uncertain waters of personal living existence. This book is an effort to provide information to help the interested naturalistic reader formulate such a chart, and in the process, also explain how and why everyone automatically and unconditionally lives forever by forever ongoing all-natural processes. The concept of all things by natural processes that is described and explained in this book, could give some people a whole new understanding of Reality, and change their lives for the better in important ways. And it might also inspire some people to more fully and enthusiastically participate in the celebration of life, and when their end times near, help them make their final peace with the darkness.

Stones Across the River

Stones Across the River Author Phillip Berry
ISBN-10 9780998168920
Year 2016-11-06
Pages 202
Language en
Publisher Cross Stone Press

Now, at mid-career or beyond, you are asking: Have I reached my peak? Have I already done my best work? Those are the wrong questions. The more important question is: How do I do my best work in what are now my peak years? STONES ACROSS THE RIVER is a guidebook. A roadmap to your best work in your peak years. Phillip Berry guides you through three key areas of your journey: personal development, coping with adversity, and lessons in leadership. The book reflects the author's entrepreneurial journey while blending elements of the philosophical, spiritual, and pragmatic. What is your best work? What are your peak years? STONES ACROSS THE RIVER will help you answer those questions for yourself.

Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest Author David Foster Wallace
ISBN-10 9780748130986
Year 2011-04-14
Pages 1104
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK

Somewhere in the not-so-distant future the residents of Ennet House, a Boston halfway house for recovering addicts, and students at the nearby Enfield Tennis Academy are ensnared in the search for the master copy of INFINITE JEST, a movie said to be so dangerously entertaining its viewers become entranced and expire in a state of catatonic bliss . . . 'Wallace's exuberance and intellectual impishness are a delight, and he has deep things to say about the hollowness of contemporary American pleasure . . . sentences and whole pages are marvels of cosmic concentration . . . Wallace is a superb comedian of culture' James Wood, GUARDIAN


Elegance Author Ali Rahim
ISBN-10 9780470029688
Year 2007-03-23
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Elegance represents an important watershed in architectural design. Since the onset of computer-driven technologies, innovative designers have, almost exclusively, been preoccupied with the pursuit of digital techniques. This issue of AD extrapolates current design tendencies and brings them together to present a new type of architecture, one that is seamlessly trying processes, space, structure and material together with beauty. ‘Elegance’ here is cast with a new contemporary meaning as it is applied to work that is effortlessly complex. It is analogous to an elegant algorithm that uses a small amount of initiative code to great effect. In a structure elegance may be expressed by a complex surface that retains its continuity and integrity even when punctured. In many ways, Elegance marks a coming of age for, ‘digital architecture’, as architects become more adept at producing complexity and integrating digital design technologies, production and assembly systems producing elegant solutions. It is the potent finesse that is often associated with the work of Zaha Hadid Architects and other featured architects, such as Mark Goulthorpe of Decoi and Hani Rashid of Asymptote.

Computational Complexity

Computational Complexity Author Christos H. Papadimitriou
ISBN-10 0020153082
Year 1994
Pages 523
Language en
Publisher MacMillan Publishing Company

The first unified introduction and reference for the field of computational complexity. Virtually non-existent only 25 years ago, computational complexity has expanded tremendously and now comprises a major part of the researh activity in theoretical science.

Complexity in Numerical Optimization

Complexity in Numerical Optimization Author Panos M. Pardalos
ISBN-10 9810214154
Year 1993
Pages 511
Language en
Publisher World Scientific

Computational complexity, originated from the interactions between computer science and numerical optimization, is one of the major theories that have revolutionized the approach to solving optimization problems and to analyzing their intrinsic difficulty.The main focus of complexity is the study of whether existing algorithms are efficient for the solution of problems, and which problems are likely to be tractable.The quest for developing efficient algorithms leads also to elegant general approaches for solving optimization problems, and reveals surprising connections among problems and their solutions.This book is a collection of articles on recent complexity developments in numerical optimization. The topics covered include complexity of approximation algorithms, new polynomial time algorithms for convex quadratic minimization, interior point algorithms, complexity issues regarding test generation of NP-hard problems, complexity of scheduling problems, min-max, fractional combinatorial optimization, fixed point computations and network flow problems.The collection of articles provide a broad spectrum of the direction in which research is going and help to elucidate the nature of computational complexity in optimization. The book will be a valuable source of information to faculty, students and researchers in numerical optimization and related areas.

Transforming Growth Factor Beta in Cancer Therapy Volume I

Transforming Growth Factor Beta in Cancer Therapy  Volume I Author Sonia B. Jakowlew
ISBN-10 9781597452922
Year 2010-01-01
Pages 735
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media

Transforming Growth Factor- ß in Cancer Therapy, Vols. 1 and 2, provides a compendium of findings about the role of transforming growth factor- ß (TGF- ß) in cancer treatment and therapy. The first volume, Basic and Clinical Biology, is divided into three parts. This volume’s companion, Cancer Treatment in Therapy, examines transforming growth factor- ß in other developing and advanced cancers and methods of treatment and therapy.

The Complexity Theory Companion

The Complexity Theory Companion Author Lane Hemaspaandra
ISBN-10 9783662048801
Year 2013-03-14
Pages 372
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media

Here is an accessible, algorithmically oriented guide to some of the most interesting techniques of complexity theory. The book shows that simple algorithms are at the heart of complexity theory. The book is organized by technique rather than by topic. Each chapter focuses on one technique: what it is, and what results and applications it yields.