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When A Predator Dies

Author : Kerry ONeal
ISBN : 1708936831
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A teen girl is turned into a vampire during the bubonic plague in Italy in 1334 AD by an ancient vampire over 1,700 years old from Greece, but unknown to the ancient bloodsucker is the immense superior powers her protege' acquires making her the most powerful vampire in the entire world. When the young vampire travels to Paris, France in 1474 AD, she crosses paths with the first werewolf she has ever seen, in the underworld of the catacombs. After 550 years, surviving in Europe, and finding true love, the two young vampires book passage on a cruise liner bound for America, where destiny altars their path forever.
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Modeling Nature

Author : Richard J. Gaylord
ISBN : 9781468494051
Genre : Science
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A guide to using Mathematica so as to explore cellular automata within natural phenomena, such as insect colonies, bird flight paths and even DNA sequencing. Designed for physicists, life scientists, and engineers - in fact, everyone dealing with fractals - the book first introduces Mathematica before going on to provide the valuable information needed to properly motivate the code and run the simulations presented in the book. All these simulations have been tested both inside and outside the classroom setting, allowing the book's use as reference material as well as a textbook or course supplement. Packaged together with a DOS diskette enabling cross-platfform access to the code. The files will also be accessible via the World Wide Web.
Category: Science

Dynamic Energy Budget Theory For Metabolic Organisation

Author : Bas Kooijman
ISBN : 9780521131919
Genre : Mathematics
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The Dynamic Energy Budget theory unifies the commonalities between organisms and links different levels of biological organisation.
Category: Mathematics

Interacting Complexities Of Herds And Social Organizations

Author : Stanislaw Raczynski
ISBN : 9789811393372
Genre : Social Science
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This book presents examples of and the latest simulation studies on artificial societies and populations, highlighting innovative implementations of various models of artificial societies and populations using a new, C++-related simulation tool. It demonstrates that the prey-predator models—including spatial distribution, moving patterns, limited renewable food, fear, gregarious (herd) instinct, clustering, epidemics, and competition—are more complex than other publications have suggested, and highlights the great discrepancy between agent-based and conventional continuous models. The book also discusses the modeling and simulation of self-organization and interactions between organizations, including terror organizations, offering fascinating insights into organizational dynamics. The book provides a broad range of examples and comparisons with the classical dynamics approach, showing readers how to construct models of complex systems. It starts with descriptions of the behavior of interacting individuals and also includes important information on the macro-behavior of the whole system.
Category: Social Science

Economic Sociology

Author : Arthur L. Stinchcombe
ISBN : 9781483261317
Genre : Political Science
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Economic Sociology introduces the student to the main conceptions of economic sociology; illustrates the application of the concepts and theories of economic sociology; and critiques the growing literature that uses economic sociology in the explanation of macroscopic social phenomena, mostly deriving from the Marxist tradition. The book features chapters that discusses the ecological analysis of societies; how economic objectives get translated into requirements on social relations; the basic structure of claims on the flow of benefits from economic enterprises; the reproduction of relations of production; and the general problem of creating a set of roles for new generations to occupy in such a way as to reproduce the basic structure of the economic system, and the shaping of the flow of children's socialization and placement and of adult careers so that the roles will be filled. The text will be interesting to political scientists, economists, and historians.
Category: Political Science

Tracking Consciousness Before Birth And Beyond

Author : Jaroslav Vlcek DSc.
ISBN : 9781460285053
Genre : Philosophy
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Tracking Consciousness Before Birth and Beyond is based on the author’s recollection of his conscious life before birth. In the 1st part of the book, the author narrates the memories. In the 2nd part, he explains and analyses the narrative from the adult point of view and shows its relationship to the scientific and empirical knowledge of life. In the 3rd, he discusses in depth the various events in the prenatal period such as conception, recognition of food as a source of energy and body building substance, starting the heart, building the brain and body, power of the life force, tree of life, the unborn’s innate intelligence in the timing and execution of its birth and others. Going “beyond”, the author reveals a plausible theory of the origin of life on Earth based on the quantum concept of the sun’s energy as its life force and its awareness as consciousness, evolution as a creative act and more. The book should be of interest to life scientists as well as laymen and those seeking life understanding and self-realization.
Category: Philosophy

A Course In Differential Equations With Boundary Value Problems Second Edition

Author : Stephen A. Wirkus
ISBN : 9781498736084
Genre : Mathematics
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A Course in Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems, 2nd Edition adds additional content to the author’s successful A Course on Ordinary Differential Equations, 2nd Edition. This text addresses the need when the course is expanded. The focus of the text is on applications and methods of solution, both analytical and numerical, with emphasis on methods used in the typical engineering, physics, or mathematics student’s field of study. The text provides sufficient problems so that even the pure math major will be sufficiently challenged. The authors offer a very flexible text to meet a variety of approaches, including a traditional course on the topic. The text can be used in courses when partial differential equations replaces Laplace transforms. There is sufficient linear algebra in the text so that it can be used for a course that combines differential equations and linear algebra. Most significantly, computer labs are given in MATLAB®,?Mathematica®, and MapleTM. The book may be used for a course to introduce and equip the student with a knowledge of the given software. Sample course outlines are included. ? Features MATLAB®,?Mathematica®, and MapleTM are incorporated at the end of each chapter. All three software packages have parallel code and exercises; There are numerous problems of varying difficulty for both the applied and pure math major, as well as problems for engineering, physical science and other students. An appendix that gives the reader a "crash course" in the three software packages. Chapter reviews at the end of each chapter to help the students review Projects at the end of each chapter that go into detail about certain topics and introduce new topics that the students are now ready to see Answers to most of the odd problems in the back of the book
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Introduction To Computational Science

Author : Angela B. Shiflet
ISBN : 9781400850556
Genre : Computers
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Computational science is an exciting new field at the intersection of the sciences, computer science, and mathematics because much scientific investigation now involves computing as well as theory and experiment. This textbook provides students with a versatile and accessible introduction to the subject. It assumes only a background in high school algebra, enables instructors to follow tailored pathways through the material, and is the only textbook of its kind designed specifically for an introductory course in the computational science and engineering curriculum. While the text itself is generic, an accompanying website offers tutorials and files in a variety of software packages. This fully updated and expanded edition features two new chapters on agent-based simulations and modeling with matrices, ten new project modules, and an additional module on diffusion. Besides increased treatment of high-performance computing and its applications, the book also includes additional quick review questions with answers, exercises, and individual and team projects. The only introductory textbook of its kind—now fully updated and expanded Features two new chapters on agent-based simulations and modeling with matrices Increased coverage of high-performance computing and its applications Includes additional modules, review questions, exercises, and projects An online instructor's manual with exercise answers, selected project solutions, and a test bank and solutions (available only to professors) An online illustration package is available to professors
Category: Computers

Nonlinear Dynamics Of Interacting Populations

Author : Alexander D Bazykin
ISBN : 9789814502290
Genre : Science
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This book contains a systematic study of ecological communities of two or three interacting populations. Starting from the Lotka–Volterra system, various regulating factors are considered, such as rates of birth and death, predation and competition. The different factors can have a stabilizing or a destabilizing effect on the community, and their interplay leads to increasingly complicated behavior. Studying and understanding this path to greater dynamical complexity of ecological systems constitutes the backbone of this book. On the mathematical side, the tool of choice is the qualitative theory of dynamical systems — most importantly bifurcation theory, which describes the dependence of a system on the parameters. This approach allows one to find general patterns of behavior that are expected to be observed in ecological models. Of special interest is the reaction of a given model to disturbances of its present state, as well as to changes in the external conditions. This leads to the general idea of “dangerous boundaries” in the state and parameter space of an ecological system. The study of these boundaries allows one to analyze and predict qualitative and often sudden changes of the dynamics — a much-needed tool, given the increasing antropogenic load on the biosphere. As a spin-off from this approach, the book can be used as a guided tour of bifurcation theory from the viewpoint of application. The interested reader will find a wealth of intriguing examples of how known bifurcations occur in applications. The book can in fact be seen as bridging the gap between mathematical biology and bifurcation theory. Contents:Ideas and Methods of Modeling PopulationsDynamics of Isolated PopulationsPredator-Prey InteractionsCompetition and SymbiosisLocal Systems of Three PopulationsDissipative Structures in Predator-Prey Systems Readership: Nonlinear scientists and biologists. keywords: “This elegant and useful book explains how various mechanisms are represented by nonlinear terms in ordinary differential equations for population sizes … I highly recommended the book to both theoretical population biologists and applied mathematicians with an interest in dynamical systems.” Odo Diekmann University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Tundra

Author : Peter D. Moore
ISBN : 9781438118727
Genre : Tundra ecology
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The tundra, a land of ice and snow that is known through television documentaries, remains a mystery to the vast majority of people. This work offers an account of the physical aspects, such as climate, geology, and geography, and the biological aspects, including the adaptations of organisms to extreme conditions, of a tundra environment.
Category: Tundra ecology

Biological Computation

Author : Ehud Lamm
ISBN : 9781420087963
Genre : Science
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The area of biologically inspired computing, or biological computation, involves the development of new, biologically based techniques for solving difficult computational problems. A unified overview of computer science ideas inspired by biology, Biological Computation presents the most fundamental and significant concepts in this area. In the book, students discover that bacteria communicate, that DNA can be used for performing computations, how evolution solves optimization problems, that the way ants organize their nests can be applied to solve clustering problems, and what the human immune system can teach us about protecting computer networks. The authors discuss more biological examples such as these, along with the computational techniques developed from these scenarios. The text focuses on cellular automata, evolutionary computation, neural networks, and molecular computation. Each chapter explores the biological background, describes the computational techniques, gives examples of applications, discusses possible variants of the techniques, and includes exercises and solutions. The authors use the examples and exercises to illustrate key ideas and techniques. Clearly conveying the essence of the major computational approaches in the field, this book brings students to the point where they can either produce a working implementation of the techniques or effectively use one of the many available implementations. Moreover, the techniques discussed reflect fundamental principles that can be applied beyond bio-inspired computing. Supplementary material is available on Dr. Unger's website.
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Differential Equations Binder Ready Version

Author : James R. Brannan
ISBN : 9781118981221
Genre : Mathematics
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Brannan/Boyce’s Differential Equations: An Introduction to Modern Methods and Applications, 3rd Edition is consistent with the way engineers and scientists use mathematics in their daily work. The text emphasizes a systems approach to the subject and integrates the use of modern computing technology in the context of contemporary applications from engineering and science. The focus on fundamental skills, careful application of technology, and practice in modeling complex systems prepares students for the realities of the new millennium, providing the building blocks to be successful problem-solvers in today’s workplace. Section exercises throughout the text provide hands-on experience in modeling, analysis, and computer experimentation. Projects at the end of each chapter provide additional opportunities for students to explore the role played by differential equations in the sciences and engineering.
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Micai 2006 Advances In Artificial Intelligence

Author : Alexander Gelbukh
ISBN : 9783540490586
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, MICAI 2006, held in Apizaco, Mexico in November 2006. It contains over 120 papers that address such topics as knowledge representation and reasoning, machine learning and feature selection, knowledge discovery, computer vision, image processing and image retrieval, robotics, as well as bioinformatics and medical applications.
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Artificial Life 8

Author : Russell K. Standish
ISBN : 0262692813
Genre : Computers
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How high-level behaviors arise from low-level rules, and how understanding this relationship can suggest novel solutions to complex real-world problems such as disease prevention, stock-market prediction, and data mining on the Internet. The term "artificial life" describes research into synthetic systems that possess some of the essential properties of life. This interdisciplinary field includes biologists, computer scientists, physicists, chemists, geneticists, and others. Artificial life may be viewed as an attempt to understand high-level behavior from low-level rules -- for example, how the simple interactions between ants and their environment lead to complex trail-following behavior. An understanding of such relationships in particular systems can suggest novel solutions to complex real-world problems such as disease prevention, stock-market prediction, and data mining on the Internet. Since their inception in 1987, the Artificial Life meetings have grown from small workshops to truly international conferences, reflecting the field's increasing appeal to researchers in all areas of science.
Category: Computers

Hearings

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce
ISBN : UOM:39015011704882
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Junk Drawer Ecology

Author : Bobby Mercer
ISBN : 9781641605519
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Kids of all ages can use recycled and repurposed household items to complete exciting and green ecology experiments Junk Drawer Ecology is a hands-on guide to saving the planet. Fun, free science activities help kids of all ages learn about the science of our planet's ecology. The environment is changing every day, and we can help slow that change. Using free or low-cost things children already have around their homes, these activities are perfect to stimulate young brains. Readers will learn about the importance of the polar regions without leaving their communities, about new ways to cut our dependence on fossil fuels, about all forms of pollution, and how they can make a difference. Junk Drawer Ecology will give inquisitive kids many hours of fun and help them learn at the same time.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Federal Animal Damage Control Act Of 1972

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on the Environment
ISBN : UIUC:30112106587915
Genre : Predatory animals
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Elementary Differential Equations

Author : William E. Boyce
ISBN : 9781119443636
Genre : Mathematics
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With Wiley’s Enhanced E-Text, you get all the benefits of a downloadable, reflowable eBook with added resources to make your study time more effective, including: • Embedded & searchable equations, figures & tables • Math XML • Index with linked pages numbers for easy reference • Redrawn full color figures to allow for easier identification Elementary Differential Equations, 11th Edition is written from the viewpoint of the applied mathematician, whose interest in differential equations may sometimes be quite theoretical, sometimes intensely practical, and often somewhere in between. The authors have sought to combine a sound and accurate (but not abstract) exposition of the elementary theory of differential equations with considerable material on methods of solution, analysis, and approximation that have proved useful in a wide variety of applications. While the general structure of the book remains unchanged, some notable changes have been made to improve the clarity and readability of basic material about differential equations and their applications. In addition to expanded explanations, the 11th edition includes new problems, updated figures and examples to help motivate students. The program is primarily intended for undergraduate students of mathematics, science, or engineering, who typically take a course on differential equations during their first or second year of study. The main prerequisite for engaging with the program is a working knowledge of calculus, gained from a normal two?] or three?] semester course sequence or its equivalent. Some familiarity with matrices will also be helpful in the chapters on systems of differential equations.
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Elementary Differential Equations And Boundary Value Problems

Author : William E. Boyce
ISBN : 9781119443766
Genre : Mathematics
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Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems 11e, like its predecessors, is written from the viewpoint of the applied mathematician, whose interest in differential equations may sometimes be quite theoretical, sometimes intensely practical, and often somewhere in between. The authors have sought to combine a sound and accurate (but not abstract) exposition of the elementary theory of differential equations with considerable material on methods of solution, analysis, and approximation that have proved useful in a wide variety of applications. While the general structure of the book remains unchanged, some notable changes have been made to improve the clarity and readability of basic material about differential equations and their applications. In addition to expanded explanations, the 11th edition includes new problems, updated figures and examples to help motivate students. The program is primarily intended for undergraduate students of mathematics, science, or engineering, who typically take a course on differential equations during their first or second year of study. The main prerequisite for engaging with the program is a working knowledge of calculus, gained from a normal two? or three? semester course sequence or its equivalent. Some familiarity with matrices will also be helpful in the chapters on systems of differential equations.
Category: Mathematics