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The Swarm

The Swarm Book
Author : Frank Schatzing
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-03-17
ISBN : 0061803952
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Whales begin sinking ships. Toxic, eyeless crabs poison Long Island's water supply. The North Sea shelf collapses, killing thousands in Europe. Around the world, countries are beginning to feel the effects of the ocean's revenge as the seas and their inhabitants begin a violent revolution against mankind. At stake is the survival of the Earth's fragile ecology—and ultimately, the survival of the human race itself. The apocalyptic catastrophes of The Day After Tomorrow meet the watery menace of The Abyss in this gripping, scientifically realistic, and utterly imaginative thriller.

In the Swarm

In the Swarm Book
Author : Byung-Chul Han
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2017-04-07
ISBN : 0262533367
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A prominent German thinker argues that—contrary to “Twitter Revolution” cheerleading—digital communication is destroying political discourse and political action. The shitstorm represents an authentic phenomenon of digital communication. —from In the Swarm Digital communication and social media have taken over our lives. In this contrarian reflection on digitized life, Byung-Chul Han counters the cheerleaders for Twitter revolutions and Facebook activism by arguing that digital communication is in fact responsible for the disintegration of community and public space and is slowly eroding any possibility for real political action and meaningful political discourse. In the predigital, analog era, by the time an angry letter to the editor had been composed, mailed, and received, the immediate agitation had passed. Today, digital communication enables instantaneous, impulsive reaction, meant to express and stir up outrage on the spot. “The shitstorm,” writes Han, ”represents an authentic phenomenon of digital communication.” Meanwhile, the public, the senders and receivers of these communications have become a digital swarm—not a mass, or a crowd, or Negri and Hardt's antiquated notion of a “multitude,” but a set of isolated individuals incapable of forming a “we,” incapable of calling dominant power relations into question, incapable of formulating a future because of an obsession with the present. The digital swarm is a fragmented entity that can focus on individual persons only in order to make them an object of scandal. Han, one of the most widely read philosophers in Europe today, describes a society in which information has overrun thought, in which the same algorithms are employed by Facebook, the stock market, and the intelligence services. Democracy is under threat because digital communication has made freedom and control indistinguishable. Big Brother has been succeeded by Big Data.

The Swarm

The Swarm Book
Author : Orson Scott Card,Aaron Johnston
Publisher : Tor Books
Release : 2016-08-02
ISBN : 1466847816
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston return to their Ender's Game prequel series with this first volume of an all-new trilogy about the Second Formic War in The Swarm. The first invasion of Earth was beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces, and the Chinese army. China has been devastated by the Formic's initial efforts to eradicate Earth life forms and prepare the ground for their own settlement. The Scouring of China struck fear into the other nations of the planet; that fear blossomed into drastic action when scientists determined that the single ship that wreaked such damage was merely a scout ship. There is a mothership out beyond the Solar System's Kuiper Belt, and it's heading into the system, unstoppable by any weapons that Earth can muster. Earth has been reorganized for defense. There is now a Hegemon, a planetary official responsible for keeping all the formerly warring nations in line. There's a Polemarch, responsible for organizing all the military forces of the planet into the new International Fleet. But there is an enemy within, an enemy as old as human warfare: ambition and politics. Greed and self-interest. Will Bingwen, Mazer Rackam, Victor Delgado and Lem Juke be able to divert those very human enemies in time to create a weapon that can effectively defend humanity in the inexorable Second Formic War? THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind / Ender in Exile / Children of the Fleet Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm / The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts / First Meetings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Star Wars Dark Nest III The Swarm War

Star Wars  Dark Nest III  The Swarm War Book
Author : Troy Denning
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2012-10-31
ISBN : 1448164281
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The third and last book in the all-new trilogy that will bridge the events of the hugely popular New Jedi Order series, which has sold four million copies to date, and our upcoming 9-book epic Star Wars series to be published in 2006-2008. With the Jedi Order splintered by conflicts of conscience, and a war erupting between the Killiks and Chiss that could spread across the entire galaxy, Luke Skywalker takes charge. His bold plan will play all sides against each other and carry those closest to him deep into hostile territory. It is also the only thing standing between the galaxy and the eternal war that his nephew, Jacen, has foreseen in visions. For the Jedi to succeed, they must step beyond the reach of any galactic government and undermine the war-making capabilities of all sides -- and Luke Skywalker must assume his fated role as true master of the Jedi Order.

The Swarm

The Swarm Book
Author : Arthur Herzog
Publisher : Arthur Herzog III
Release : 2002-10
ISBN : 0595253415
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Killer bees from Africa attack the US.

The Night of the Swarm

The Night of the Swarm Book
Author : Robert V.S. Redick
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2012-10-25
ISBN : 0575097809
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As it reaches its thunderous conclusion. Robert V.S. Redick's stunning and original fantasy series combines the invention of Scott Lynch with the power of Philip Pullman. The mighty centuries-old ship, Chathrand is long gone ... At the centre of an enchanted forest stands a clearing. Above it looms a ruined fragment of a vast tower. At its base, a group of friends. Exhausted, terrified. They stand around the body of a sorcerer, Arunis. They have slain this foe, but not before he unleashed the Swarm of Night, an ever-growing cloud of annihilation that is even now spreading across the world of Alifros. Arunis summoned the Swarm using the Nilstone, an artifact from the land of the dead. And only the Nilstone has the power to banish the Swarm again. But to do this the friends, Pazel, Thasha, Neeps and the mage Ramachni, must pass through a deadly, war-torn world, by land and sea, to the very maw of death's kingdom. Only there, far from any hope of rescue, can the Nilstone be cast away. But the Nilstone is no longer a secret. The sorceress Macadra is searching for the travellers. And while they have only each other to rely on, Macadra has an empire at her command.

Handbook of Swarm Intelligence

Handbook of Swarm Intelligence Book
Author : Bijaya Ketan Panigrahi,Yuhui Shi,Meng-Hiot Lim
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-02-04
ISBN : 9783642173905
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From nature, we observe swarming behavior in the form of ant colonies, bird flocking, animal herding, honey bees, swarming of bacteria, and many more. It is only in recent years that researchers have taken notice of such natural swarming systems as culmination of some form of innate collective intelligence, albeit swarm intelligence (SI) - a metaphor that inspires a myriad of computational problem-solving techniques. In computational intelligence, swarm-like algorithms have been successfully applied to solve many real-world problems in engineering and sciences. This handbook volume serves as a useful foundational as well as consolidatory state-of-art collection of articles in the field from various researchers around the globe. It has a rich collection of contributions pertaining to the theoretical and empirical study of single and multi-objective variants of swarm intelligence based algorithms like particle swarm optimization (PSO), ant colony optimization (ACO), bacterial foraging optimization algorithm (BFOA), honey bee social foraging algorithms, and harmony search (HS). With chapters describing various applications of SI techniques in real-world engineering problems, this handbook can be a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners, giving an in-depth flavor of what SI is capable of achieving.

Critical Developments and Applications of Swarm Intelligence

Critical Developments and Applications of Swarm Intelligence Book
Author : Shi, Yuhui
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2018-02-28
ISBN : 1522551352
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Artificial intelligence is a constantly advancing field that requires models in order to accurately create functional systems. The use of natural acumen to create artificial intelligence creates a field of research in which the natural and the artificial meet in a new and innovative way. Critical Developments and Applications of Swarm Intelligence is a critical academic publication that examines developing research, technologies, and function regarding natural and artificial acumen specifically, in regards to self-organized systems. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as evolutionary algorithms, optimization techniques, and computational comparison, this book is geared toward academicians, students, researchers, and engineers seeking relevant and current research on the progressive research based on the implementation of swarm intelligence in self-organized systems.

Swarm Intelligent Systems

Swarm Intelligent Systems Book
Author : Nadia Nedjah,Luiza Macedo Mourelle
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2006-11-22
ISBN : 3540338691
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Systems designers have learned that many agents co-operating within the system can solve very complex problems with a minimal design effort. In general, multi-agent systems that use swarm intelligence are said to be swarm intelligent systems. Today, these are mostly used as search engines and optimization tools. This volume reviews innovative methodologies of swarm intelligence, outlines the foundations of engineering swarm intelligent systems and applications, and relates experiences using the particle swarm optimisation.

Innovations and Developments of Swarm Intelligence Applications

Innovations and Developments of Swarm Intelligence Applications Book
Author : Shi, Yuhui
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2012-05-31
ISBN : 1466615931
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The natural social behavior of large groups of animals, such as flocks of birds, schools of fish, or colonies of ants has fascinated scientists for hundreds of years, if not longer, due to the intricate nature of their interactions and their ability to move and work together seemingly effortlessly. Innovations and Developments of Swarm Intelligence Applications explores the emerging realm of swarm intelligence, which finds its basis in the natural social behavior of animals. The study and application of this swarm behavior has led scientists to a new world of research as ways are found to apply this behavior to independent intelligent agents, creating complex solutions for real world applications. Worldwide contributions have been seamlessly combined in this comprehensive reference, providing a wealth of new information for researchers, academicians, students, and engineers.

The DevOps 2 1 Toolkit Docker Swarm

The DevOps 2 1 Toolkit  Docker Swarm Book
Author : Viktor Farcic
Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
Release : 2017-05-10
ISBN : 1787280608
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Viktor Farcic's latest book, The DevOps 2.1 Toolkit: Docker Swarm, shows you how to successfully integrate Docker Swarm into your DevOps toolset. About This Book Expand your DevOps Toolkit with the DevOps thought leader, Viktor Farcic Build, test, deploy, and monitor services inside Docker Swarm clusters Translate your understanding to different hosting providers like AWS, Azure, and DigitalOcean Go beyond simple deployment to explore how to create a continuous deployment process Extend the deep understanding you gained from Viktor's DevOps 2.0 Toolkit book Who This Book Is For This book is for professionals interested in the full microservices life cycle combined with continuous deployment and containers. Target audience could be architects who want to know how to design their systems around microservices. It could be DevOps wanting to know how to apply modern configuration management practices and continuously deploy applications packed in containers. It is for developers who would like to take the process back into their hands as well as for managers who would like to gain a better understanding of the process used to deliver software from the beginning to the end. This book is for everyone wanting to know more about the software development life cycle starting from requirements and design, through the development and testing all the way until deployment and post-deployment phases. We'll create the processes taking into account the best practices developed by and for some of the biggest companies. What You Will Learn Learn all aspects of Docker Swarm from building, testing, deploying, and monitoring services inside Docker Swarm clusters, available since Docker 1.12. Master the deeper logic of DevOps with Viktor, so that you can successfully apply that logic across any specific set of tools you're working with. Translate a deep understanding to different hosting providers like AWS, Azure, DigitalOcean, among others. You'll go beyond simple deployment: you will explore with Viktor how to create a continuous deployment process. Accomplish zero-downtime deployments, and what to do in case of a failover. Know how to run services at scale, how to monitor the systems, and how to make it heal itself. In Detail Viktor Farcic's latest book, The DevOps 2.1 Toolkit: Docker Swarm, takes you deeper into one of the major subjects of his international best seller, The DevOps 2.0 Toolkit, and shows you how to successfully integrate Docker Swarm into your DevOps toolset. Viktor shares with you his expert knowledge in all aspects of building, testing, deploying, and monitoring services inside Docker Swarm clusters. You'll go through all the tools required for running a cluster. You'll travel through the whole process with clusters running locally on a laptop. Once you're confident with that outcome, Viktor shows you how to translate your experience to different hosting providers like AWS, Azure, and DigitalOcean. Viktor has updated his DevOps 2.0 framework in this book to use the latest and greatest features and techniques introduced in Docker. We'll go through many practices and even more tools. While there will be a lot of theory, this is a hands-on book. You won't be able to complete it by reading it on the metro on your way to work. You'll have to read this book while in front of the computer and get your hands dirty. Style and approach We'll go through many practices and even more tools. While there will be a lot of theory, this is a hands-on book. You'll have to read this book while in front of the computer and get your hands dirty. The goal is not to master one particular set of tools, but to learn the logic behind them so that you can apply it to your job in various contexts.

Into the Swarm

Into the Swarm Book
Author : Chris Yeoman,Tor Idar Larsen
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-06-08
ISBN : 9781781556153
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Into the Swarm: Stories of RAF Fighter Pilots in the Second World War is a collaborative work by Christopher Yeoman (Rise Against Eagles) and Tor Idar Larsen (Viking Spitfire) which tells the sobering and heroic stories of RAF fighters pilots in the most ferocious air battles of the war. Accompanying gripping and detailed stories of aerial combat are previously unpublished photographs and letter extracts which adds to the rich content provided by these enthusiastic authors whose passion for the subject matter is evidently apparent within each chapter. A fine tribute to the gallant aviators who took to the air in hostile skies, this book tells of courage and sacrifice in France, to daring and determination, to gain air supremacy over the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain and Malta. This work also provides a wider story of RAF pilots of the Second World War, from those early battles in 1940 all the way up to a few days before VE-Day. These stories offer a broad and versatile insight into the life of fighter pilots from many countries, from different cultures but with a common determination of fighting Nazi Germany over Europe's aerial arenas.

Multidimensional Particle Swarm Optimization for Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition

Multidimensional Particle Swarm Optimization for Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition Book
Author : Serkan Kiranyaz,Turker Ince,Moncef Gabbouj
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-07-16
ISBN : 3642378463
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For many engineering problems we require optimization processes with dynamic adaptation as we aim to establish the dimension of the search space where the optimum solution resides and develop robust techniques to avoid the local optima usually associated with multimodal problems. This book explores multidimensional particle swarm optimization, a technique developed by the authors that addresses these requirements in a well-defined algorithmic approach. After an introduction to the key optimization techniques, the authors introduce their unified framework and demonstrate its advantages in challenging application domains, focusing on the state of the art of multidimensional extensions such as global convergence in particle swarm optimization, dynamic data clustering, evolutionary neural networks, biomedical applications and personalized ECG classification, content-based image classification and retrieval, and evolutionary feature synthesis. The content is characterized by strong practical considerations, and the book is supported with fully documented source code for all applications presented, as well as many sample datasets. The book will be of benefit to researchers and practitioners working in the areas of machine intelligence, signal processing, pattern recognition, and data mining, or using principles from these areas in their application domains. It may also be used as a reference text for graduate courses on swarm optimization, data clustering and classification, content-based multimedia search, and biomedical signal processing applications.

The Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts Centennial Edition

The Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts  Centennial Edition Book
Author : Margaret A. Edwards
Publisher : American Library Association
Release : 2002-11-08
ISBN : 9780838935330
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Edwards's philosophies and practices, as illustrated in The Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts, have influenced and inspired generations of librarians since its original publication in 1969, and continue to be a foundation for today's new young adult librarians.

British Bee Journal

British Bee Journal Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1890
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download British Bee Journal book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Swarm

The Swarm Book
Author : John Whitman
Publisher : Skylark
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780553486384
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Visiting the S'krr world with their uncle Hoole, Zak and Tash find themselves in a difficult situation when Zak accidentally kills a strange creature and sparks an ecological war.

Handbook of Research on Swarm Intelligence in Engineering

Handbook of Research on Swarm Intelligence in Engineering Book
Author : Bhattacharyya, Siddhartha
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2015-04-30
ISBN : 1466682922
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Swarm Intelligence has recently emerged as a next-generation methodology belonging to the class of evolutionary computing. As a result, scientists have been able to explain and understand real-life processes and practices that previously remained unexplored. The Handbook of Research on Swarm Intelligence in Engineering presents the latest research being conducted on diverse topics in intelligence technologies such as Swarm Intelligence, Machine Intelligence, Optical Engineering, and Signal Processing with the goal of advancing knowledge and applications in this rapidly evolving field. The enriched interdisciplinary contents of this book will be a subject of interest to the widest forum of faculties, existing research communities, and new research aspirants from a multitude of disciplines and trades.

Particle Swarm Optimization and Intelligence Advances and Applications

Particle Swarm Optimization and Intelligence  Advances and Applications Book
Author : Parsopoulos, Konstantinos E.,Vrahatis, Michael N.
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2010-01-31
ISBN : 1615206671
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This book presents the most recent and established developments of Particle swarm optimization (PSO) within a unified framework by noted researchers in the field"--Provided by publisher.

Revenge of the Swarm

Revenge of the Swarm Book
Author : Jonathan Morris
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014
ISBN : 9781781783306
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The Doctor thought he had defeated the microscopic Nucleus of the Swarm in his fourth incarnation. He was wrong. It survived within the TARDIS, and now it has brought it back to Titan Base, back to the point of its own creation. It has a plan that spans centuries, a plan which will result in the Nucleus becoming more powerful and larger than ever before. To defeat it, the Doctor, Ace and Hex must confront the Nucleus within its new domain, the computer-world of the Hypernet, the information network crucial to the survival of the human empire. But if the Doctor is to save the day, he has to risk everything and everyone he holds dear."--Container.

Innovations in Swarm Intelligence

Innovations in Swarm Intelligence Book
Author : Chee Peng Lim,Satchidananda Dehuri
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2009-10-04
ISBN : 3642042252
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Over the past two decades, swarm intelligence has emerged as a powerful approach to solving optimization as well as other complex problems. Swarm intelligence models are inspired by social behaviours of simple agents interacting among themselves as well as with the environment, e.g., flocking of birds, schooling of fish, foraging of bees and ants. The collective behaviours that emerge out of the interactions at the colony level are useful in achieving complex goals. The main aim of this research book is to present a sample of recent innovations and advances in techniques and applications of swarm intelligence. Among the topics covered in this book include: particle swarm optimization and hybrid methods, ant colony optimization and hybrid methods, bee colony optimization, glowworm swarm optimization, and complex social swarms, application of various swarm intelligence models to operational planning of energy plants, modeling and control of nanorobots, classification of documents, identification of disease biomarkers, and prediction of gene signals. The book is directed to researchers, practicing professionals, and undergraduate as well as graduate students of all disciplines who are interested in enhancing their knowledge in techniques and applications of swarm intelligence.