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Turing's Vision:the Birth Of Computer Science
by Bernhardt, Chris
Publish: May 2016
ISBN-13: 9780262333795
ISBN-10:0262333791
Status:Published

Price: S$20.65

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In 1936, when he was just twenty-four years old, Alan Turing wrote a remarkable paper in which he outlined the theory of computation, laying out th
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In 1936, when he was just twenty-four years old, Alan Turing wrote a remarkable paper in which he outlined the theory of computation, laying out the ideas that underlie all modern computers. This groundbreaking and powerful theory now forms the basis of computer science. In Turing's Vision, Chris Bernhardt explains the theory, Turing's most important contribution, for the general reader. Bernhardt argues that the strength of Turing's theory is its simplicity, and that, explained in a straightforward manner, it is eminently understandable by the nonspecialist. As Marvin Minsky writes, "The sheer simplicity of the theory's foundation and extraordinary short path from this foundation to its logical and surprising conclusions give the theory a mathematical beauty that alone guarantees it a permanent place in computer theory." Bernhardt begins with the foundation and systematically builds to the surprising conclusions. He also views Turing's theory in the context of mathematical history, other views of computation (including those of Alonzo Church), Turing's later work, and the birth of the modern computer.

In the paper, "On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem," Turing thinks carefully about how humans perform computation, breaking it down into a sequence of steps, and then constructs theoretical machines capable of performing each step. Turing wanted to show that there were problems that were beyond any computer's ability to solve; in particular, he wanted to find a decision problem that he could prove was undecidable. To explain Turing's ideas, Bernhardt examines three well-known decision problems to explore the concept of undecidability; investigates theoretical computing machines, including Turing machines; explains universal machines; and proves that certain problems are undecidable, including Turing's problem concerning computable numbers.

Drone:remote Control Warfare
by Gusterson, Hugh
Publish: May 2016
ISBN-13: 9780262334358
ISBN-10:0262334356
Status:Published

Price: S$26.57

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"[A] thoughtful examination of the dilemmas this new weapon poses." -- Foreign Affairs

Drones are changing the conduct o
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"[A] thoughtful examination of the dilemmas this new weapon poses." -- Foreign Affairs

Drones are changing the conduct of war. Deployed at presidential discretion, they can be used in regular war zones or to kill people in such countries as Yemen and Somalia, where the United States is not officially at war. Advocates say that drones are more precise than conventional bombers, allowing warfare with minimal civilian deaths while keeping American pilots out of harm's way. Critics say that drones are cowardly and that they often kill innocent civilians while terrorizing entire villages on the ground. In this book, Hugh Gusterson explores the significance of drone warfare from multiple perspectives, drawing on accounts by drone operators, victims of drone attacks, anti-drone activists, human rights activists, international lawyers, journalists, military thinkers, and academic experts.

Gusterson examines the way drone warfare has created commuter warriors and redefined the space of the battlefield. He looks at the paradoxical mix of closeness and distance involved in remote killing: is it easier than killing someone on the physical battlefield if you have to watch onscreen? He suggests a new way of understanding the debate over civilian casualties of drone attacks. He maps "ethical slippage" over time in the Obama administration's targeting practices. And he contrasts Obama administration officials' legal justification of drone attacks with arguments by international lawyers and NGOs.

Public Sector Economics And The Need For Reforms
by Philippopoulos, Apostolis
Publish: May 2016
ISBN-13: 9780262332354
ISBN-10:0262332353
Status:Published

Price: S$39.96

The Sanctuary In The Psalms:exploring The Paradox Of God’s Transcendence And Immanence
by Dunn, Steven
Publish: May 2016
ISBN-13: 9781498507998
ISBN-10:1498507999
Status:Published

Price: S$98.65

Updating To Remain The Same:habitual New Media
by Chun, Wendy Hui Kyong
Publish: May 2016
ISBN-13: 9780262333764
ISBN-10:0262333767
Status:Published

Price: S$20.65

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New media -- we are told -- exist at the bleeding edge of obsolescence. We thus forever try to catch up, updating to remain the same. Meanwhile, an
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New media -- we are told -- exist at the bleeding edge of obsolescence. We thus forever try to catch up, updating to remain the same. Meanwhile, analytic, creative, and commercial efforts focus exclusively on the next big thing: figuring out what will spread and who will spread it the fastest. But what do we miss in this constant push to the future? In Updating to Remain the Same, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun suggests another approach, arguing that our media matter most when they seem not to matter at all -- when they have moved from "new" to habitual. Smart phones, for example, no longer amaze, but they increasingly structure and monitor our lives. Through habits, Chun says, new media become embedded in our lives -- indeed, we become our machines: we stream, update, capture, upload, link, save, trash, and troll.

Chun links habits to the rise of networks as the defining concept of our era. Networks have been central to the emergence of neoliberalism, replacing "society" with groupings of individuals and connectable "YOUS." (For isn't "new media" actually "NYOU media"?) Habit is central to the inversion of privacy and publicity that drives neoliberalism and networks. Why do we view our networked devices as "personal" when they are so chatty and promiscuous? What would happen, Chun asks, if, rather than pushing for privacy that is no privacy, we demanded public rights -- the right to be exposed, to take risks and to be in public and not be attacked?

Structural Health Monitoring, Volume 5:proceedings Of The 32nd Imac, A Conference And Exposition On Structural Dynamics, 2014
by Wicks, Alfred
Publish: Aug 2016
ISBN-13: 9783319380124

Status:Published

Price: S$299.04

Book Description

This fifth volume of eight from the IMAC - XXXII Conference, brings together contributions to this important area of research and engineering. The col
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This fifth volume of eight from the IMAC - XXXII Conference, brings together contributions to this important area of research and engineering. The collection presents early findings and case studies on fundamental and applied aspects of Structural Dynamics, including papers on:
  • Linear Systems
  • Substructure Modelling
  • Adaptive Structures
  • Experimental Techniques
  • Analytical Methods
  • Damage Detection
  • Damping of Materials & Members
  • Modal Parameter Identification
  • Modal Testing Methods
  • System Identification
  • Active Control
  • Modal Parameter Estimation
  • Processing Modal Data
Adaptive Logics For Defeasible Reasoning:applications In Argumentation, Normative Reasoning And Default Reasoning
by Straßer, Christian
Publish: Aug 2016
ISBN-13: 9783319343884

Status:Published

Price: S$223.98

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This book presents adaptive logics as an intuitive and powerful framework for modeling defeasible reasoning. It examines various contexts in which
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This book presents adaptive logics as an intuitive and powerful framework for modeling defeasible reasoning. It examines various contexts in which defeasible reasoning is useful and offers a compact introduction into adaptive logics.

The author first familiarizes readers with defeasible reasoning, the adaptive logics framework, combinations of adaptive logics, and a range of useful meta-theoretic properties. He then offers a systematic study of adaptive logics based on various applications.

The book presents formal models for defeasible reasoning stemming from different contexts, such as default reasoning, argumentation, and normative reasoning. It highlights various meta-theoretic advantages of adaptive logics over other logics or logical frameworks that model defeasible reasoning. In this way the book substantiates the status of adaptive logics as a generic formal framework for defeasible reasoning.

Patient–centred Medicine In Transition:the Heart Of The Matter
by Bleakley, Alan
Publish: Aug 2016
ISBN-13: 9783319379678

Status:Published

Price: S$215.98

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This book challenges functional models for more aesthetic and ethical models, where communication is grounded in values systems of cultures. Here, com
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This book challenges functional models for more aesthetic and ethical models, where communication is grounded in values systems of cultures. Here, communication is treated as a distributed phenomenon involving networks of persons, activities and artifacts, and extends beyond doctor-patient relationships to working in and across teams around patients. The purpose of the book is to stimulate thinking about how patient care and safety may be improved through a focus upon the ‘non-technical’ work of doctors – interpersonal communication, teamwork and situation awareness in teams. The focus is then not on the personality of the doctor, but on the dynamics of relationships which form doctors’ multiple identities.
Low Fertility And Reproductive Health In East Asia
by Ogawa, Naohiro | Shah, Iqbal H.
Publish: Sep 2016
ISBN-13: 9789402401509

Price: S$159.98

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This book provides a unique blend of social and biomedical sciences in the field of low fertility and reproductive health. It offers a significant
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This book provides a unique blend of social and biomedical sciences in the field of low fertility and reproductive health. It offers a significant contribution to understanding the determinants of low fertility mostly in East Asia, including an assessment of the effectiveness of policies that aim to raise fertility. It introduces new analytical tools and methods and shares application of innovative approaches to analyzing cross-sectional and longitudinal survey data and macro socioeconomic data to shed light on changing mechanisms of low fertility in the context of reproductive health.

The volume introduces the demographic dividend into the study of fertility, analyzes possible impact of population ageing on the amount of resources allocated to child rearing, i.e. the so called "crowding effect" in social care and public spending between the elderly and children. The book also tests the Low Fertility Trap (LFT) hypothesis, a new important theory regarding fertility trends.

The book focuses on East Asia which is numerically large but relatively under-researched with regard to issues covered in various chapters. The relevance of the volume, however, goes beyond countries in East Asia.

The book breaks new grounds and reveals little known facts regarding the influence of endocrine disruptors on male fertility through falling sperm counts, the phenomenon of marital sexlessness and about the sexual behavior of adolescents in East Asia.

Extreme Learning Machines 2013: Algorithms And Applications
by Sun, Fuchen | Toh, Kar-Ann | Romay, Manuel Grana | Mao, Kezhi
Publish: Sep 2016
ISBN-13: 9783319350035

Status:Published

Price: S$179.42

Book Description

In recent years, ELM has emerged as a revolutionary technique of computational intelligence, and has attracted considerable attentions. An extreme
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In recent years, ELM has emerged as a revolutionary technique of computational intelligence, and has attracted considerable attentions. An extreme learning machine (ELM) is a single layer feed-forward neural network alike learning system, whose connections from the input layer to the hidden layer are randomly generated, while the connections from the hidden layer to the output layer are learned through linear learning methods. The outstanding merits of extreme learning machine (ELM) are its fast learning speed, trivial human intervene and high scalability.

This book contains some selected papers from the International Conference on Extreme Learning Machine 2013, which was held in Beijing China, October 15-17, 2013. This conference aims to bring together the researchers and practitioners of extreme learning machine from a variety of fields including artificial intelligence, biomedical engineering and bioinformatics, system modelling and control, and signal and image processing, to promote research and discussions of “learning without iterative tuning".

This book covers algorithms and applications of ELM. It gives readers a glance of the newest developments of ELM.

Dynamics Of Coupled Structures, Volume 1:proceedings Of The 32nd Imac, A Conference And Exposition On Structural Dynamics, 2014
by Allen, Matt | Mayes, Randy | Rixen, Daniel
Publish: Sep 2016
ISBN-13: 9783319353098

Status:Published

Price: S$269.14

Book Description

This first volume of eight from the IMAC-XXXII Conference, brings together contributions to this important area of research and engineering. The coll
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This first volume of eight from the IMAC-XXXII Conference, brings together contributions to this important area of research and engineering. The collection presents early findings and case studies on fundamental and applied aspects of Structural Dynamics, including papers on:
  • Linear Systems
  • Substructure Modelling
  • Adaptive Structures
  • Experimental Techniques
  • Analytical Methods
  • Damage Detection
  • Damping of Materials & Members
  • Modal Parameter Identification
  • Modal Testing Methods
  • System Identification
  • Active Control
  • Modal Parameter Estimation
  • Processing Modal Data
Dynamics Of Civil Structures, Volume 4:proceedings Of The 32nd Imac, A Conference And Exposition On Structural Dynamics, 2014
by Catbas, Fikret Necati
Publish: Sep 2016
ISBN-13: 9783319353333

Status:Published

Price: S$373.81

Book Description

This fourth volume of eight from the IMAC - XXXII Conference, brings together contributions to this important area of research and engineering. The co
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This fourth volume of eight from the IMAC - XXXII Conference, brings together contributions to this important area of research and engineering. The collection presents early findings and case studies on fundamental and applied aspects of Structural Dynamics, including papers on:
  • Linear Systems
  • Substructure Modelling
  • Adaptive Structures
  • Experimental Techniques
  • Analytical Methods
  • Damage Detection
  • Damping of Materials & Members
  • Modal Parameter Identification
  • Modal Testing Methods
  • System Identification
  • Active Control
  • Modal Parameter Estimation
  • Processing Modal Data
The Merits Of Regional Cooperation:the Case Of South Asia
by Wolf, Siegfried O. | Casaca, Paulo | Flanagan, Anne J. | Rodrigues, Cátia
Publish: Sep 2016
ISBN-13: 9783319346656

Status:Published

Price: S$159.98

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This book highlights various cutting-edge topics and approaches to cooperation and regional integration in South Asia. Contributions from both Sou
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This book highlights various cutting-edge topics and approaches to cooperation and regional integration in South Asia. Contributions from both South Asian and EU scholars carry the distinctive flavour of differing perspectives, in order to identify possible driving factors for regional cooperation.

The book is divided into four parts:

Peace and Stability focuses on how to combat terrorism and ideologies of hate, looks at governance in the context of cultural diversity, and examines the role of education in achieving traditional and human security;

Economic Cooperation deals with potential EU-India trade relations as well as the issue of how to transform the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) into an effective and coherent economic space;

Efficient Use of Resources analyses how the region can achieve more development;

EU-South Asia relations elaborates on potential areas of cooperation between the two regions.

Early Engagement And New Technologies: Opening Up The Laboratory
by Doorn, Neelke | Schuurbiers, Daan | van de Poel, Ibo | Gorman, Michael E.
Publish: Sep 2016
ISBN-13: 9789402400083

Status:Published

Price: S$159.98

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Despite the topic’s urgency and centrality, this is the first edited volume to offer a comprehensive assessment of the varying approaches to earl
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Despite the topic’s urgency and centrality, this is the first edited volume to offer a comprehensive assessment of the varying approaches to early engagement with new technologies, including nanotechnology, synthetic biology, biotechnology and ICT. Covering five main approaches to early engagement—constructive technology assessment (CTA), value-sensitive design (VSD), midstream modulation (MM), the network approach for moral evaluation, and political technology assessment—the book will be a pivotal text in the rapidly developing research field of ELSI, which explores the ethical, legal, and social implications of new technologies.

Featuring leading scholars who discuss each early engagement approach in turn, the chapters cover both theory and applications, and include evaluative assessments of specific instances of early adoption of technologies. Further contributions focus on theoretical issues relevant to all approaches, including interdisciplinary cooperation, normativity and intervention, and political and public relevance. The publication has added profile due to the requirement of multi-billion-dollar research programs in the US and Europe to engage in ELSI research alongside that of the technical development itself, even in the early stages. Its comprehensive scrutiny of the core factors in early engagement will ensure a readership of policy makers as well as scientists and engineers.

Clinical Perspectives On Meaning:positive And Existential Psychotherapy
by Russo-Netzer, Pninit | Schulenberg, Stefan E. | Batthyany, Alexander
Publish: Jun 2018
ISBN-13: 9783319928876

Status:Published

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"Clinical Perspectives on Meaning: Positive and Existential Psychotherapy . . . is an outstanding collection of new contribut
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"Clinical Perspectives on Meaning: Positive and Existential Psychotherapy . . . is an outstanding collection of new contributions that build thoughtfully on the past, while at the same time, take the uniquely human capacity for meaning-making to important new places." - From the preface by Carol D. Ryff and Chiara Ruini

This unique theory-to-practice volume presents far-reaching advances in positive and existential therapy, with emphasis on meaning-making as central to coping and resilience, growth and positive change. Innovative meaning-based strategies are presented with clients facing medical and mental health challenges such as spinal cord injury, depression, and cancer. Diverse populations and settings are considered, including substance abuse, disasters, group therapy, and at-risk youth. Contributors demonstrate the versatility and effectiveness of meaning-making interventions by addressing novel findings in this rapidly growing and promising area. By providing broad international and interdisciplinary perspectives, it enhances empirical findings and offers valuable practical insights. Such a diverse and varied examination of meaning encourages the reader to integrate his or her thoughts from both existential and positive psychology perspectives, as well as from clinical and empirical approaches, and guides the theoretical convergence to a unique point of understanding and appreciation for the value of meaning and its pursuit. 

Included in the coverage:
 

·    The proper aim of therapy: Subjective well-being, objective goodness, or a meaningful life?

·         Character strengths and mindfulness as core pathways to meaning in life

·         The significance of meaning to conceptualizations of resilience and posttraumatic growth

·         Practices of meaning-making interventions: A comprehensive matrix

·         Working with meaning in life in chronic or life-threatening disease

·  Strategies for cultivating purpose among adolescents in clinical settings

·         Integrative meaning therapy: From logotherapy to existential positive interventions

·         Multiculturalism and meaning in existential and positive psychology   

·     Nostalgia as an existential intervention: Using the past to secure meaning in the present and the future

·         The spiritual dimension of meaning

 

Clinical Perspectives on Meaning redefines these core healing objectives for researchers, students, caregivers, and practitioners from the fields of existential psychology, logotherapy, and positive psychology, as well as for the interested public. 

Mems And Nanotechnology, Volume 8:proceedings Of The 2014 Annual Conference On Experimental And Applied Mechanics
by Prorok, Barton C. | Starman, LaVern | Hay, Jennifer | Shaw, III, Gordon
Publish: Sep 2016
ISBN-13: 9783319360911

Status:Published

Price: S$224.27

Book Description

MEMS and Nanotechnology, Volume 8: Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, the eighth volume
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MEMS and Nanotechnology, Volume 8: Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, the eighth volume of eight from the Conference, brings together contributions to this important area of research and engineering. The collection presents early findings and case studies on a wide range of areas, including:

Small-Scale Plasticity

MEMS and Electronic Packaging

Mechanics of Graphene

Interfacial Mechanics

Methods in Measuring Small-Scale Displacements

Organic and Inorganic Nanowires

AFM and Resonant-Based Methods

Thin Films and Nano fibers

Promoting Social Dialogue In European Organizations:human Resources Management And Constructive Conflict Management
by Euwema, Martin | Munduate, Lourdes | Elgoibar, Patricia | Pender, Erica | Belén García, Ana
Publish: Sep 2016
ISBN-13: 9783319360409

Status:Published

Price: S$79.98

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This volume focuses on describing the social dialogue system in organizations from an Human Resources Management perspective. Based on the NEIRE mo
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This volume focuses on describing the social dialogue system in organizations from an Human Resources Management perspective. Based on the NEIRE model for industrial relations, key factors are determined contributing to creative social dialogue in European organizations. Actual data from surveys and interviews from more than 700 CEO and HR managers in eleven European countries give insights in the experiences with and expectations of employers of social dialogue. The volume offers a comprehensive introduction to the historical context and current situation in social dialogue in these countries. This context helps to understand the current major challenges in each country when it comes to a vital social dialogue. Using good practices from many organizations, this book offers an agenda for innovative and cooperative social dialogue in organizations.

Complexity In Economics: Cutting Edge Research
by Faggini, Marisa | Parziale, Anna
Publish: Sep 2016
ISBN-13: 9783319357560

Status:Published

Price: S$159.98

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In this book, leading experts discuss innovative components of complexity theory and chaos theory in economics.

The underlying perspective is
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In this book, leading experts discuss innovative components of complexity theory and chaos theory in economics.

The underlying perspective is that investigations of economic phenomena should view these phenomena not as deterministic, predictable and mechanistic but rather as process dependent, organic and always evolving.

The aim is to highlight the exciting potential of this approach in economics and its ability to overcome the limitations of past research and offer important new insights. The book offers a stimulating mix of theory, examples and policy.

By casting light on a variety of topics in the field, it will provide an ideal platform for researchers wishing to deepen their understanding and identify areas for further investigation.

Experimental And Applied Mechanics, Volume 6:proceedings Of The 2014 Annual Conference On Experimental And Applied Mechanics
by Sottos, Nancy | Rowlands, Robert | Dannemann, Kathryn
Publish: Sep 2016
ISBN-13: 9783319383590

Status:Published

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Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Volume 6: Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, the si
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Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Volume 6: Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, the sixth volume of eight from the Conference, brings together contributions to important areas of research and engineering. The collection presents early findings and case studies on a wide range of topics, including:

Advances in Residual Stress Measurement Methods

Residual Stress Effects on Material Performance

Inverse Problems and Hybrid Techniques

Thermoelastic Stress Analysis

Infrared Techniques

Research in Progress

Applications in Experimental Mechanics

Artificial Intelligence Applications And Innovations:aiai 2014 Workshops: Copa, Mhdw, Iivc, And Mt4bd, Rhodes, Greece, September 19–21, 2014, Proceedings
by Iliadis, Lazaros | Maglogiannis, Ilias | Papadopoulos, Harris | Sioutas, Spyros | Makris, Christos
Publish: Sep 2016
ISBN-13: 9783662515952

Status:Published

Price: S$147.20

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of four AIAI 2014 workshops, co-located with the 10th IFIP WG 12.5 International Conference on Artifici
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of four AIAI 2014 workshops, co-located with the 10th IFIP WG 12.5 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations, AIAI 2014, held in Rhodes, Greece, in September 2014: the Third Workshop on Intelligent Innovative Ways for Video-to-Video Communications in Modern Smart Cities, IIVC 2014; the Third Workshop on Mining Humanistic Data, MHDW 2014; the Third Workshop on Conformal Prediction and Its Applications, CoPA 2014; and the First Workshop on New Methods and Tools for Big Data, MT4BD 2014. The 36 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. They cover a large range of topics in basic AI research approaches and applications in real world scenarios.
Birth Of Cool:style Narratives Of The African Diaspora
by Tulloch, Carol
Publish: Jan 2016
ISBN-13: 9781859734704
ISBN-10:1859734707
Status:Published

Price: S$37.24

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From the zoot suit and Black dandy through to Rastafarianism and beyond, Black style has had a profound influence on the history of dress in the twent
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From the zoot suit and Black dandy through to Rastafarianism and beyond, Black style has had a profound influence on the history of dress in the twentieth century. Yet despite this high profile, the dress styles worn by men and women of the African diaspora have received scant attention, even though the culture itself has been widely documented from historical, sociological and political perspectives.Focusing on counter- and sub-cultural contexts, this book investigates the role of dress in the creation and assertion of Black identity. From the home-dressmaking of Jamaican women, through to the Harlem Renaissance and contemporary streetstyles such as Hip Hop and Raggamuffin, Black Britons, African Americans and Jamaicans have been at the forefront of establishing a variety of Black identities. In their search for a self-image that expresses their diaspora experience, members of these groups have embraced the cultural shapers of modernity and postmodernity in their dress.Drawing on materials from the United States, Britain and Jamaica, this book fills a gap in both the history of Black culture and the history of dress, which has until recently focused on high fashion in Europe. Because dress can both initiate and confirm change, it provides an especially useful tool for analyzing identity and resistance.
The Birth Of Cool : Style Narratives Of The African Diaspora
by Carol Tulloch
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Publish: Jan 2016
ISBN-13: 9781859734650
ISBN-10:1859734650
Status:Published

Price: S$102.47

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From the zoot suit and Black dandy through to Rastafarianism and beyond, Black style has had a profound influence on the history of dress in the twen
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From the zoot suit and Black dandy through to Rastafarianism and beyond, Black style has had a profound influence on the history of dress in the twentieth century. Yet despite this high profile, the dress styles worn by men and women of the African diaspora have received scant attention, even though the culture itself has been widely documented from historical, sociological and political perspectives. Focusing on counter- and sub-cultural contexts, this book investigates the role of dress in the creation and assertion of Black identity. From the home-dressmaking of Jamaican women, through to the Harlem Renaissance and contemporary streetstyles such as Hip Hop and Raggamuffin, Black Britons, African Americans and Jamaicans have been at the forefront of establishing a variety of Black identities. In their search for a self-image that expresses their diaspora experience, members of these groups have embraced the cultural shapers of modernity and postmodernity in their dress. Drawing on materials from the United States, Britain and Jamaica, this book fills a gap in both the history of Black culture and the history of dress, which has until recently focused on high fashion in Europe. Because dress can both initiate and confirm change, it provides an especially useful tool for analyzing identity and resistance.
Russia-China Relations In The Post-crisis International Order
by Kaczmarski, Marcin
Publish: Dec 2016
ISBN-13: 9780415787598
ISBN-10:0415787599
Status:Published

Price: S$63.32

Sport Coaching Research And Practice:ontology, Interdisciplinarity And Critical Realism
by North, Julian
Edition: 1st
Publish: Jun 2017
ISBN-13: 9781138804104
ISBN-10:113880410X
Status:Published

Price: S$195.62

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Research shapes our understanding of practice in powerful and important ways, in sports coaching as in any other discipline. This innovative study
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Research shapes our understanding of practice in powerful and important ways, in sports coaching as in any other discipline. This innovative study explores the philosophical foundations of sport coaching research, examining the often implicit links between research process and practice, descriptions and prescriptions.

Arguing that the assumptions of traditional single-disciplinary accounts, such as those based in psychology or sociology, risk over-simplifying our understanding of coaching, this book presents an alternative framework for sports coaching research based on critical realism. The result is an embedded, relational and emergent conception of coaching practice that opens new ways of thinking about coaching knowledge. Drawing on new empirical case study research, it demonstrates vividly how a critical realist-informed approach can provide a more realistic and accountable knowledge to coaching stakeholders. This knowledge promises to have important implications for coaching, and coach education and development practices.

Sport Coaching Research and Practice: Ontology, Interdisciplinarity and Critical Realism is fascinating reading for any student or researcher working in sports coaching, sport pedagogy, physical education, the philosophy or sociology of sport, or research methodology in sport and exercise.

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