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  • 穿越歧路花园

    亨特·克劳瑟-海克 / 2009-12 / 35.00元

    《穿越歧路花园司马贺传》介绍了集管理科学家、政治科学家、经济学家、系统科学家、心理学家、计算机科学家等众多角色于一身的美国著名科学家司马贺的一生。展示了司马贺一生的追求和留下的足迹,探究了他对科学的贡献及对现代生活和思想的影响。通过对司马贺工作和生活的翔实记录,以全新的视角,为研究20世纪美国科学史和文化史的学者提供了有益的启示。 司马贺是20世纪一位颇有影响力的科学家,在人工智能、计算机科学、管理科学、运筹学、心理学、经济学、系统科学等领域皆卓有建树,因“对经济组织中的决策过程的开创性研究”而荣获1978年诺贝尔经济学奖。 司马贺把人生比作一个“歧路花园”,在穿越这个迷宫式花园的过程中,他为自己打造了一连串令人眼花缭乱的身份。并对涉足过的每个领域都产生了革命性的影响。司马贺的一生充满了变化,但又始终很“执著”。他毕生都在推动综合,希望找到隐藏在经验表面下的模式。《穿越歧路花园司马贺传》展示了司马贺一生的追求和留下的足迹,探究了他对科学的贡献及对现代生活和思想的影响。通过对司马贺工作和生活的翔实记录,《穿越歧路花园司马贺传》以全新的视角,为研究20世纪美国科学史和文化史的学者提供了有益的启示。

  • Practical RDF

    Shelley Powers / 2003-07 / USD 39.95

    The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a structure for describing and interchanging metadata on the Web--anything from library catalogs and worldwide directories to bioinformatics, Mozilla internal data structures, and knowledge bases for artificial intelligence projects. RDF provides a consistent framework and syntax for describing and querying data, making it possible to share website descriptions more easily. RDF's capabilities, however, have long been shrouded by its reputation for complexity and a difficult family of specifications. Practical RDF breaks through this reputation with immediate and solvable problems to help you understand, master, and implement RDF solutions. Practical RDF explains RDF from the ground up, providing real-world examples and descriptions of how the technology is being used in applications like Mozilla, FOAF, and Chandler, as well as infrastructure you can use to build your own applications. This book cuts to the heart of the W3C's often obscure specifications, giving you tools to apply RDF successfully in your own projects. The first part of the book focuses on the RDF specifications. After an introduction to RDF, the book covers the RDF specification documents themselves, including RDF Semantics and Concepts and Abstract Model specifications, RDF constructs, and the RDF Schema. The second section focuses on programming language support, and the tools and utilities that allow developers to review, edit, parse, store, and manipulate RDF/XML. Subsequent sections focus on RDF's data roots, programming and framework support, and practical implementation and use of RDF and RDF/XML. If you want to know how to apply RDF to information processing, Practical RDF is for you. Whether your interests lie in large-scale information aggregation and analysis or in smaller-scale projects like weblog syndication, this book will provide you with a solid foundation for working with RDF.

  • Programming in Haske

    Graham Hutton / 2007 / $45.00

    Haskell is one of the leading languages for teaching functional programming, enabling students to write simpler and cleaner code, and to learn how to structure and reason about programs. This introduction is ideal for beginners it requires no previous programming experience and all concepts are explained from first principles via carefully chosen examples. Each chapter includes exercises that range from the straightforward to extended projects, plus suggestions for further reading on more advanced topics. The presentation is clear and simple, and benefits from having been refined and class-tested over several years. The result is a text that can be used with courses, or for self-learning. Features include freely accessible powerpoint slides for each chapter; solutions to exercises, and examination questions (with solutions) available to instructors; downloadable code that's fully compliant with the latest Haskell release.

  • 科学的旅程

    雷·斯潘要贝格,黛安娜·莫泽 / 2008 / 69.00元

    揭开被科学辉煌成就遮蔽了的真实历史——科学史是一部由“正确”与“错误”“成功”和“失败”共同纺织的历史。 当前科学教育中最缺乏的是“批判性思维”训练,而我们这个时代比以前任何时代都需要明晰而又具批判性的思考能力,以及把科学方法和原理恰当运用到我们时代处理各种复杂问题的能力。

  • 正在爆发的营销革命

    Tamar Weinberg / 2010-04 / 39.80

    博客、网络站点和其他社会网络为企业提供了具有巨大潜力的产品和服务营销渠道。但如何充分利用它们呢?通过阅读本书,你可以理解社会网络技术是如何发挥功效的,还可以学到一些最有效和实用的方法,帮助你将营销的触角延伸到经常访问这些站点的人们。 本书作者是社会媒体和病毒式营销领域的专家,作者避开了花哨的描写和行话,为读者提供了明智的建议以及在社会网络上进行业务定位的策略,同时提供了案例分析,介绍了其他公司是如何使用这种方法的。 本书将帮助你 研究博客和微博客,发现如何应用像Twitter这样的网站来建立品牌知名度。 学习对话营销的艺术,以及坦诚和透明的态度在发展社会媒体中的作用。 通过社会网络来管理和提高在线声誉。 进入越来越有影响力的视频和播客市场。 通过学习其他营销者的尝试来发现哪些策略有效,哪些无效。 今天,许多消费者都利用Web作为一种表达观点的途径。本书演示了如何参与对话、如何为社区做出贡献,以及如何为产品或服务招揽顾客。

  • Love and Sex with Ro

    David Levy / 2007-11-01 / USD 24.95

    Love, marriage, and sex with robots? Not in a million years? Maybe a whole lot sooner.From a leading expert in artificial intelligence comes an eye-opening, superbly argued book that explores a new level of human intimacy and relationships—with robots. From Pygmalion falling for his chiseled Galatea to Dr. Frankenstein marveling at his "modern Prometheus" to the man-meets-machine fiction of Philip K. Dick and Michael Crichton, humans have been enthralled by the possibilities of emotional relationships with their technological creations. Synthesizing cutting-edge research in robotics with the cultural history and psychology of artificial intelligence, Love and Sex with Robots explores this fascination and its far-reaching implications. Using examples drawn from around the world, David Levy shows how automata have evolved from the mechanical marvels of centuries past to the electronic androids of the modern age, and how human interactions with technology have changed over the years. Along the way, Levy explores many aspects of human relationships—the reasons we fall in love, why we form emotional attachments to animals and to virtual pets such as the Tamagotchi, and why these same attachments could extend to love for robots. He also examines the needs we seek to fulfill through sexual relationships, tracking the development of life-sized dolls, machines, and other sexual devices, and demonstrating how society's ideas about what constitutes normal sex have changed—and will continue to change—as sexual technology becomes increasingly sophisticated. Shocking but utterly convincing, Love and Sex with Robots provides insights that are surprisingly relevant to our everyday interactions with technology. This is science brought to life, and Levy makes a compelling and titillating case that the entities we once deemed cold and mechanical will soon become the objects of real companionship and human desire. Anyone reading the book with an open mind will find a wealth of fascinating material on this important new direction of intimate relationships, a direction that, before long, will be regarded as perfectly normal.

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