|Valiant, Leslie. Probably Approximately Correct: Nature’s Algorithms for Learning and Prospering in a Complex World. Basic Books, 2013. ISBN: 9780465032716. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket.Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26024) $12.00
Illustrated. 195p. Index. Glossary. Notes and References. Computer scientist Leslie Valiant draws on his background as a machine learning expert to argue that evolution is a subset of learning processes.
Artists: Eric Cameron, L. Pesek, Etienne Bertrand Weill. General articles: “Arne Jacobsen: Architecture and Fine Art” by Rod Hackney, “Art, technology, and satire: The legacy of Rube Goldberg” by Peter C. Marzio, and “Violence and caprice in recent art” by Lincoln Rothschild.
Illustrated. pp289-379. Notes include Frank Oppenheimer on the Exploratorium, Albert Garrett on space and time in art, and more.
Includes volume contents and author index insert for volume 5.
Includes loose insert of Vol 6 contexts and author index.
Artist articles by Margaret Benyon, Stroud Cornock and Ernest Edmonds, J. Kenneth Edmiston. General articles by Leonard Blank, Peter Lloyd Jones, and Yves Kodratoff.
Notes by J. J. Gibson, Thorbjorn Lausten, Robert B. Lewis and Bonnie Barrett Stretch, Ethel Schwabacher, and Albert Szent-Gyorgyi.
Also Roland Fischer on “A cartography of the ecstatic and meditative states.”