Structure and Evolution of the Galaxy: Proceedings of the by L.N. Mavridis

By L.N. Mavridis

The current quantity includes papers awarded through the complex research Institute at the 'Structure and Evolution of the Galaxy' held lower than the auspices of the technological know-how Committee, North Atlantic Treaty association (NATO) in Lagonissi close to Athens, Greece among 8-19 September 1969. Seventeen astronomers from 8 international locations acted as teachers within the Institute, which was once attended by way of sixty-three scholars from twelve nations. all of the lectures given within the Institute have been integrated within the quantity aside from lectures given through Professor P. van de Kamp on 'Stellar Parallaxes' and 'Objects of Very Low Mass', the manuscripts of that have been no longer submitted in time with the intention to be thought of for booklet. it's evidently very unlikely in a two-weeks path to hide the monstrous box of the Struc­ ture and Evolution of the Galaxy in all its features. attempt has been made, despite the fact that, to offer the scholars a normal define of the sphere. as well as the lectures plentiful time was once spent in discussions and private contacts. with the intention to simplify the publica­ tion it was once felt moderate, even though, to not contain the discussions within the current volume.

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Neuronale Netze: Optimierung durch Lernen und Evolution by Heinrich Braun

By Heinrich Braun

In diesem Buch findet der Leser effiziente Methoden zur Optimierung Neuronaler Netze. Insbesondere durch die ausführliche Behandlung des Reinforcement studying und der Evolutiven Optimierung geht es über den Inhalt der bisherigen Lehrbücher zum Thema Neuronale Netze hinaus. Die Optimierung neuronaler Modelle wird in folgende Faktoren aufgeteilt: Neuronale Modelle, Lernprobleme, Optimierungsverfahren und Hardwareimplementierung. Dadurch erhält der Leser die Möglichkeit, in seiner eigenen Anwendung die Bausteine seinen Zielen entsprechend zu kombinieren: Neuronales Modell vs. Neuro-Fuzzy-Modell, Supervised studying vs. Reinforcement studying, Gradientenabstieg vs. Evolution, sequentiell vs. parallel.

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The Character Concept in Evolutionary Biology by Günter P. Wagner

By Günter P. Wagner

  • offers numerous views, occasionally clashing, on how characters are outlined, pointed out, and utilized in biology.'' -SCIENCE (June 2001) ''...a booklet worthy being attentive to. ...This is an invaluable ebook that has fulfilled Wagner's aim of summarizing details in this subject and stimulating dialogue. learn it once you could or hazard being left in the back of as a space that's primary to all we do as systematists takes off.''
    —Norm MacLeod, The usual historical past Museum, united kingdom, within the PALAEONTOLOGICAL ASSOCATION e-newsletter (2001)

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Evolution: The Human Story by DK

By DK

How did we increase from easy animals inhabiting small wallet of wooded area in Africa to the dominant species on the earth? touring again nearly 8 million years to our earliest primate family, Evolution: The Human Story charts the improvement of our species from tree-dwelling primates to trendy humans.

Investigating each one of our ancestors intimately and in context, from the anatomy in their bones to the surroundings they lived in, Evolution: The Human Story profiles each human relative and ancestor stumbled on so far, and illustrates them in practical form.

Amazingly lifelike CGI and version reconstructions by means of the well known Dutch paleoartists, the Kennis brothers, deliver us face-to-face and eye-to-eye with a few of our far-off ancestors, portraying them as by no means before.

Drawing on state-of-the-art learn and the newest theories to bare new and mind-blowing parts, shining a gentle on formerly inaccessible and unimagined aspect, Evolution: The Human Story takes on a intensity and fascination that's demanding to resist.

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Unnatural Selection: The Challenges of Engineering by Peter Healey, Steve Rayner

By Peter Healey, Steve Rayner

With ever-advancing medical knowing and technological features, humanity stands close to the capability subsequent level of evolution: evolution engineered through us. Nanotechnology, biotechnology, info know-how and cognitive technological know-how provide the chance to augment human functionality, prolong life-span and reshape our inherited actual, cognitive and emotional identities. yet with this promise come large hazards, complicated offerings and basic moral questions: approximately evolution; approximately what it's to be human; and approximately keep watch over over, and the distribution of advantages from, new expertise. Written by way of more than a few specialists in technological know-how, know-how, bioethics and social technological know-how, Unnatural choice examines the diversity of technological options providing lives that purport to be longer, greater, smarter and happier, and asks even if their creation is probably going to steer to extra fulfilled members and a fairer international. The breadth of techniques and views make very important interpreting for somebody who cares concerning the implications of humanity engineering its personal evolution.

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Die Genese der Magnetbahn Transrapid: Soziale Konstruktion by Franz Büllingen

By Franz Büllingen

Was veranlaßt eine Gesellschaft, für oft nur wenige Minuten Zeitersparnis gewaltige Ressourcen in den Hochgeschwindigkeitsverkehr zu investieren? Warum wurden in Deutschland mit Transrapid und ICE parallel zwei Hochgeschwindigkeitsverkehrsmittel gebaut, die auf das gleiche Verkehrssegment zielen? Auf welche Weise gelang es den Magnetbahnherstellern, ihr approach technisch und gesellschaftlich zu konsolidieren und eine Anwendungsstrecke durchzusetzen? In dieser Fallstudie wird die Genese der Magnetschwebebahn in ihren unterschiedlichen Entwicklungsstadien nachgezeichnet. Die neue Schnellbahn wird als ein Ergebnis des strategischen Handelns kommunikativ und organisatorisch vernetzter Akteure beschrieben. Franz Büllingen zeigt auf, daß die sozialen Spielregeln der Technikerzeugung weder determiniert noch voluntaristisch sind, sondern daß sie unterschiedlichen und wechselnden Einflüssen technologischer, kultureller, sozialer, ökonomischer und politischer Orientierungskomplexe unterliegen, die das Ergebnis formen und letztlich zu einem Prozeß mit offenem Ausgang machen.

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Melanism: Evolution in Action by Michael E. N. Majerus

By Michael E. N. Majerus

Having learn this ebook you're totally up-to-date at the melanism phenomenom. It offers a truly exact and clean severe orientation on melanism between butterflies and particularly the severe assessment at the classical peppered moth tale is especially fascinating and informative for either laymen and scientists. and also a bankruptcy on what's identified approximately melanism between ladybirds is incorporated giving the main complete info on hand to day. After studying it you recognize much more approximately evolution in motion simply open air Your door!

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