Fireflies


A lyrical and philosophical exploration of seemingly unrelated people and events in modern history, drawing them together to form a whole. How do we even begin to narrate the history of the world? Where do we start, and where do we end? Fireflies is Sagasti’s bold and original attempt to answer these questions. Roaming across time and geography, he lights on an eclectic array of characters and events that at first glance seem unrelated, and teases out their stories to reveal unexpected points of contact between them. Stanley Kubrick, Joseph Beuys, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Neil Armstrong, Ludwig Wittgenstein, the Beatles, Japanese poets, Brazilian priests, Russian cosmonauts and many more cross these pages, and Sagasti finds common threads that weave them together into a single narrative. The fireflies themselves perhaps provide the key to understanding this book. They become a metaphor for the resistance of certain luminous moments, certain twinkling fragments of history, to the passing of time. They remind us that events do not always simply disappear neatly into the darkness, but rather remain, floating in the air, lighting up the night sky indefinitely. Sagasti shows us that the present moment, like this novel, is a tapestry woven of a multiplicity of times. Using his unique, poetic and keenly observant style, Sagasti transforms the accidents of history into a single, lyrical constellation, and for the reader it is an extraordinary sight.

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Genre Book Fiction
Author Luis Sagasti
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Bio Inspired Computing For Image And Video Processing


In recent years bio-inspired computational theories and tools have developed to assist people in extracting knowledge from high dimensional data. These differ in how they take a more evolutionary approach to learning, as opposed to traditional artificial intelligence (AI) and what could be described as 'creationist' methods. Instead bio-inspired computing takes a bottom-up, de-centralized approach that often involves the method of specifying a set of simple rules, a set of simple organisms which adhere to those rules, and of iteratively applying those rules. Bio-Inspired Computing for Image and Video Processing covers interesting and challenging new theories in image and video processing. It addresses the growing demand for image and video processing in diverse application areas, such as secured biomedical imaging, biometrics, remote sensing, texture understanding, pattern recognition, content-based image retrieval, and more. This book is perfect for students following this topic at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. It will also prove indispensable to researchers who have an interest in image processing using bio-inspired computing.

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Genre Book Mathematics
Author D. P. Acharjya
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Evolutionary Computation


Edited by professionals with years of experience, this book provides an introduction to the theory of evolutionary algorithms and single- and multi-objective optimization, and then goes on to discuss to explore applications of evolutionary algorithms for many uses with real-world applications. Covering both the theory and applications of evolutionary computation, the book offers exhaustive coverage of several topics on nontraditional evolutionary techniques, details working principles of new and popular evolutionary algorithms, and discusses case studies on both scientific and real-world applications of optimization

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Genre Book Computers
Author Ashish M. Gujarathi
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Advances In 3d Image And Graphics Representation Analysis Computing And Information Technology


This book gathers selected papers presented at the conference “Advances in 3D Image and Graphics Representation, Analysis, Computing and Information Technology,” one of the first initiatives devoted to the problems of 3D imaging in all contemporary scientific and application areas. The aim of the conference was to establish a platform for experts to combine their efforts and share their ideas in the related areas in order to promote and accelerate future development. This second volume discusses algorithms and applications, focusing mainly on the following topics: 3D printing technologies; naked, dynamic and auxiliary 3D displays; VR/AR/MR devices; VR camera technologies; microprocessors for 3D data processing; advanced 3D computing systems; 3D data-storage technologies; 3D data networks and technologies; 3D data intelligent processing; 3D data cryptography and security; 3D visual quality estimation and measurement; and 3D decision support and information systems.

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Genre Book Technology & Engineering
Author Roumen Kountchev
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High Performance Computing


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First HPCLATAM - CLCAR Joint Latin American High Performance Computing Conference, CARLA 2014, held in Valparaiso, Chile, in October 2014. The 17 revised full papers and the one paper presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 42 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on grid and cloud computing; HPC architectures and tools; parallel programming; scientific computing.

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Genre Book Computers
Author Gonzalo Hernandez
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Rhythm Rhyme Literacy Time Activities For Fireflies


Enhance your students' mastery of phonics skills, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing with engaging poetic language activities. The focus of this lesson is Fireflies!

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Author Tim Rasinski
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Everything You Need To Know About Bugs


An entertaining guide to the most successful animals on Earth--bugs! Packed with fun facts, an insect identification guide, and key information on everything from honey bees to eight-eyed jumping spiders and other amazing arthropods, this book is the perfect learning platform for young readers.

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The British Pacific Fleet In World War Ii


A blow-by-blow eye-witness account of the British Pacific Fleet’s participation in the invasion of Okinawa and the attacks on the Japanese homeland.

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Genre Book History
Author Waite Brooks
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Mechatronics And Control Engineering


Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2013 Asian Pacific Conference on Mechatronics and Control Engineering (APCMCE 2013), March 26-27, 2013, Hong Kong. The 142 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Mechatronics, Robotics and Control Systems; Chapter 2: Computers and Communication, Applied Computational Technologies; Chapter 3: Researches and Design in Mechanical Engineering; Chapter 4: Energy and Power Engineering; Chapter 5: Construction; Chapter 6: Materials and Chemical Engineering; Chapter 7: Geology and Environment; Chapter 8: Related Topics.

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Genre Book Technology & Engineering
Author Wen Jin
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Common Core Math Workouts Grade 7


Each page in Common Core Math Workouts for grade 7 contains two ÒworkoutsÓ; one for skills practice and one for applying those skills to solve a problem. These workouts make great warm-up or assessment exercises. They can be used to set the stage and teach the content covered by the standards. They can also be used to assess what students have learned after the content has been taught. Content is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and includes Geometry, Ratio and Proportional Relationships. The Number System, Expressions and Equations, and Statistics and Probability. The workbooks in the Common Core Math Workouts series are designed to help teachers and parents meet the challenges set forth by the Common Core State Standards. They are filled with skills practice and problem-solving practice exercises that correspond to each standard. With a little time each day, your students will become better problem solvers and will acquire the skills they need to meet the mathematical expectations for their grade level.

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Author Karice Mace
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