By Benjamin Steege

The musical writings of scientist Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1894) have lengthy been thought of epoch-making within the histories of either technology and aesthetics. broadly considered as having promised an authoritative clinical starting place for harmonic perform, Helmholtz can be learn as posing a sequence of power demanding situations to our realizing of the musical listener. Helmholtz used to be on the leading edge of sweeping adjustments in discourse approximately human notion. His interrogation of the body structure of listening to threw notions of the self-possessed listener into doubt and conjured a feeling of vulnerability to mechanistic forces and fragmentary adventure. but this new photo of the listener used to be concurrently stuck up in wider tasks of self-discipline, schooling, and liberal reform. examining Helmholtz at the side of quite a number his highbrow assets and heirs, from Goethe to Weber to George Bernard Shaw, Steege explores the importance of Helmholtz's listener as a logo of a broader cultural modernity.

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By Sarah P. Otto

Thirty years in the past, biologists may perhaps get via with a rudimentary take hold of of arithmetic and modeling. now not so this present day. In trying to resolution basic questions on how organic structures functionality and alter through the years, the fashionable biologist is as prone to depend upon refined mathematical and computer-based types as conventional fieldwork. during this e-book, Sarah Otto and Troy Day offer biology scholars with the instruments essential to either interpret versions and to construct their own.

The e-book begins at an uncomplicated point of mathematical modeling, assuming that the reader has had highschool arithmetic and first-year calculus. Otto and Day then progressively construct intensive and complexity, from vintage types in ecology and evolution to extra complex class-structured and probabilistic versions. The authors supply primers with instructive routines to introduce readers to the extra complicated topics of linear algebra and likelihood concept. via examples, they describe how versions were used to appreciate such themes because the unfold of HIV, chaos, the age constitution of a rustic, speciation, and extinction.

Ecologists and evolutionary biologists this day desire sufficient mathematical education that allows you to examine the facility and boundaries of organic versions and to advance theories and types themselves. This leading edge publication may be an integral advisor to the area of mathematical types for the following new release of biologists.

  • A how-to consultant for constructing new mathematical versions in biology
  • Provides step by step recipes for developing and interpreting versions
  • Interesting organic purposes
  • Explores classical types in ecology and evolution
  • Questions on the finish of each bankruptcy
  • Primers disguise very important mathematical themes
  • Exercises with solutions
  • Appendixes summarize necessary principles
  • Labs and complex fabric available

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By W. Cleon Skousen

This is the best-selling Original licensed Edition frequently featured via Glenn Beck to Fox television audience as a needs to Read!

The kingdom the Founders equipped is now within the throes of a political, monetary, social, and non secular obstacle that has pushed many to a nearly frantic look for modern recommendations. as a matter of fact that the ideas were to be had for a very long time -- within the writings of our Founding Fathers -- rigorously set forth during this well timed book.

In The 5000 yr bounce: A Miracle that modified the World, observe the 28 ideas of Freedom our Founding Fathers stated has to be understood and perpetuated through each those that wish peace, prosperity, and freedom. find out how adherence to those ideals prior to now two hundred years has caused extra development than used to be made within the earlier 5000 years. those 28 ideas comprise The Genius of normal legislations, Virtuous and ethical Leaders, equivalent Rights--Not equivalent Things, and heading off the weight of Debt.

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"In the United States, every little thing was once possible," recollects Louis Adamic of Slovenia. "There even the typical humans have been 'citizens,' no longer 'subjects' . . . a citizen, or perhaps a non-citizen foreigner, may possibly stroll as much as the President of the us and pump his hand. certainly, that appeared to be a customized in America."
The historical past and adventure of immigration stay significant to American tradition, prior and current. This anthology surveys the reminiscences of emigrants from world wide who sought new lives within the usa. Their tales variety in temper and atmosphere from the distress of an Englishman in colonial Virginia, sure by way of indentured servitude, to the cultural observation of an Iranian girl in California. Poignant, eye-opening reflections comprise these of a Polish sweatshop laborer, a chinese language businessman, an Italian bootblack, and a Ukrainian musician, as well as observations and recollections via Jacob Riis, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Díaz, and different recognized authors.

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By Ted Dunning

Summary

Mahout in Action is a hands-on creation to laptop studying with Apache Mahout. Following real-world examples, the publication offers sensible use circumstances after which illustrates how Mahout could be utilized to resolve them. contains a unfastened audio- and video-enhanced ebook.

About the Technology

A computing device process that learns and adapts because it collects info may be particularly strong. Mahout, Apache's open resource computing device studying undertaking, captures the center algorithms of advice platforms, type, and clustering in ready-to-use, scalable libraries. With Mahout, you could instantly practice in your personal initiatives the laptop studying thoughts that force Amazon, Netflix, and others.

About this Book

This publication covers computer studying utilizing Apache Mahout. in response to adventure with real-world purposes, it introduces sensible use circumstances and illustrates how Mahout will be utilized to resolve them. It areas specific specialize in problems with scalability and the way to use those ideas opposed to huge facts units utilizing the Apache Hadoop framework.

This booklet is written for builders acquainted with Java -- no past event with Mahout is assumed.

Owners of a Manning pBook bought wherever on the earth can obtain a unfastened publication from manning.com at any time. they could accomplish that a number of occasions and in all or any codecs to be had (PDF, ePub or Kindle). to take action, consumers needs to check in their revealed replica on Manning's web site by means of making a person account after which following directions imprinted on the pBook registration insert on the entrance of the book.

What's Inside

  • Use workforce info to make person recommendations
  • Find logical clusters inside your data
  • Filter and refine with on-the-fly classification
  • Free audio and video extras


Table of Contents

  1. Meet Apache Mahout
  2. PART 1 RECOMMENDATIONS
  3. Introducing recommenders
  4. Representing recommender data
  5. Making recommendations
  6. Taking recommenders to production
  7. Distributing advice computations
  8. PART 2 CLUSTERING
  9. Introduction to clustering
  10. Representing data
  11. Clustering algorithms in Mahout
  12. Evaluating and enhancing clustering quality
  13. Taking clustering to production
  14. Real-world purposes of clustering
  15. PART three CLASSIFICATION
  16. Introduction to classification
  17. Training a classifier
  18. comparing and tuning a classifier
  19. Deploying a classifier
  20. Case research: store It To Me

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Owen Fiss has been a number one felony pupil for over thirty years, but prior to 2001 it'll have appeared not likely for him to write down approximately nationwide protection and the legislation of battle; his concentration was once civil approach and equivalent safety, but if the battle on Terror started to shroud felony complaints in secrecy, he discovered that the bulwarks of process that safeguard the person from the outstanding energy of the nation have been dissolving, probably irreparably, and that it used to be time for him to talk up.

The ten chapters during this quantity hide the key criminal battlefronts of the conflict on Terror from Guantánamo to drones, with a spotlight at the constitutional implications of these new instruments. The underlying topic is Fiss's drawback for the offense performed to the U.S. structure by means of the executive and legislative branches of presidency within the identify of public safeguard and the refusal of the judiciary to carry the govt in charge. A struggle Like No Other should be a vital highbrow origin for all fascinated about constitutional rights and the legislations in a brand new age.

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By Claire B. Shaeffer

This version deals a entire advisor to the choice, put on, care and stitching of materials of all types. it's been up to date to add info on microfibres and knowledge within the fast-changing area of stabilizers and interfacings. Shaeffer examines the content material and special houses of every fabric, from vintage linen to novelty metallics, and from linings to water-resistant materials. She appears to be like at applicable designs and styles, and he or she indicates the way to plan and lay out a garment. The booklet features a "clinic" for cloth difficulties, lists of apparatus and glossaries.

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By John Holzaepfel

The significance of David Tudor to the track of the postwar avant-garde has been as frequently stated because it has long past unexamined. in accordance with direct paintings with Tudor's collections of manuscripts, papers, correspondence, and courses, this dissertation is the 1st ancient and analytic learn of a profession distinct in twentieth-century musical performance.

The first chapters talk about Tudor's early education and the considerably new musical orientation he underwent on the finish of 1950 via a fortuitous come across with the aesthetics of Antonin Artaud. the remainder 4 chapters pay attention to Tudor's realizations of chosen works by way of the crucial American experimental composers of the Nineteen Fifties: Morton Feldman's Intersections 2 and three, Earle Brown's Twenty-five Pages and 4 structures, Christian Wolff's Duo for Pianists I and For Pianist, and John Cage's "Solo for Piano" from the live performance for Piano and Orchestra. The order of presentation displays the evolution of Tudor's perform of getting ready his personal functionality fabric from a composer's ranking. A dialogue of the context and improvement of every composer's notational innovations and an outline of the works when it comes to their notations and the issues those pose for the performer are via an research of Tudor's attention, which proceeds by means of an in depth examine of the texts concerned: the composer's ranking, Tudor's paintings notes, and his personal functionality material.

The systematic extension of enjoying options was once a vital part in Tudor's make-up lengthy earlier than his come upon with experimental tune. This remained principal to his musical considering during the Nineteen Fifties and actually grew as he used the hot song as a foundation for pianistic innovation. Tudor's function within the composition of yank experimental song in this interval and his legacy as a pianist are intertwined: his overriding curiosity within the tune lay within the demanding situations offered by means of its notational difficulties, difficulties Tudor considered as puzzles. And his recommendations have been, through the Fifties, always when it comes to what he may well do with the piano, both by means of extending present options or inventing new ones. during this regard, the dissertation is a contribution to the historical past of piano-playing.

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Nikita (1990) is the tale of a nineteen-year previous junkie, Nikita (Anne Parillaud) who's given a moment probability in existence via being proficient to be - and changing into - a talented murderer for the country. Nikita is a cult vintage, directed by way of Luc Besson (with Thierry Arbogast as director of images) in his hallmark robust kind. The movie was once a world hit, which spawned a television sequence and a Hollywood remake.  Susan Hayward develops the following a  clean and provocative approach of figuring out Nikita's plot constitution as a neo-baroque symphony. She is going intensive into key sequences of the movie, examines its reception as a well-liked movie via audiences and critics, and appears at The Assassin, the Hollywood remake of Nikita.

This is a perfectly interesting ebook on an underrated film.  It additionally indicates that the lady positioned on the heart of a movie noir can, as Susan Hayward issues out, ""for as soon as win - or at the very least 'get away with it.'""

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