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- D & M Publishers 2011; US$ 27.99
Peter Bentley recounts the exciting journey shared with his esteemed father, Leopold "Poldi" Bentley, and his uncle in the building of a major forest products company. Bentley has a unique perspective on the rise and fall - and the subsequent reinvention - of western Canada's forest industry in all its complexity. He does not avoid controversy in... more...
- Octopus 2016; US$ 10.99
Numbers are at the heart of the existence of the universe and everything in it, and yet a lot of us have little understanding of their creation, let alone their part in philosophy, art, music, physics, literature, religion and computing. Dr Bentley's fascinating history of the origins of numbers will unlock the secrets of these things that we take... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 18.95
Imagine a future world where computers can create universes -- digital environments made from binary ones and zeros. Imagine that within these universes there exist biological forms that reproduce, grow, and think. Imagine plantlike forms, ant colonies, immune systems, and brains, all adapting, evolving, and getting better at solving problems. Imagine... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1981; US$ 50.00 US$ 41.00
Written primarily for students of medicine, pharmacy, and pharmacology, this introductory book provides a concise summary of the principles that underlie the science of pharmacology. It presents the basic concepts required for understanding the use, mechanisms of action, toxicity and side effects, and therapeutic application of drugs in man. Thus the... more...
- OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 11.99 US$ 10.31
Everyone uses computers today. But what do you really know about them? Using the voices of pioneers and leading experts, Peter J. Bentley tells the story of computer science; explaining how and why computers were invented, how they work, looking at real-world examples of computers in use, and considering what will happen in the future. more...
- Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 150.00
Conceived for both computer scientists and biologists alike, this collection of 22 essays highlights the important new role that computers play in developmental biology research. Essays show how through computer modeling, researchers gain further insight into developmental processes. Featured essays also cover their use in designing computer algorithms... more...
- CRC Press 2009; US$ 62.95
Going beyond the usual how-to guide, Lean Six Sigma Secrets for the CIO supplies proven tips and valuable case studies that illustrate how to combine Six Sigma?s rigorous quality principles with Lean methods for uncovering and eliminating waste in IT processes. Using these methods, the text explains how to take an approach that is all about improving... more...
- Elsevier Science 2001; US$ 118.00
The use of evolution for creative problem solving is one of the most exciting and potentially significant areas in computer science today. Evolutionary computation is a way of solving problems, or generating designs, using mechanisms derived from natural evolution. This book concentrates on applying important ideas in evolutionary computation to... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 130.64
Systemic variations between states imply a more complex academic culture than the common view of increasing demands, rising competition, and shrinking state funding. This comparative study tracks scholars? job satisfaction levels in diverse national contexts. more...