VALIANT, L: Probably Approximately Correct: Nature’s Algorithms for Learning and Prospering in a Complex World

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

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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.

IONE, A: Triangle Dancing With Multiple Circles by Amy Ione, Greeting card with Ink Drawing

Triangle Dancing With Multiple Circles by Amy Ione, Greeting card with Ink Drawing, imageIone, Amy. Triangle Dancing With Multiple Circles by Amy Ione, Greeting card with Ink Drawing, blank inside for message, Signed by the Artist, Suitable for framing. Handmade. (#25961) $15.00

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Original Drawing/Greeting Card, Image on front. Blank inside for your personal message. Each side of the card measures 6.75×5 inches. Full size (unfolded) measures 6.75x 10 inches. Drawn on white Strathmore 140-lb acid free paper. Includes Envelope measuring 5-1/4″x7-1/4″.

PERRY, CO: Charles O. Perry

Perry, Charles O. DeCesare Design Associates. Unmarked. Beautifully Illustrated. 64p. Very Good. Paperback. (#25913) $60.00

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Charles O. Perry (1929-2011) was a sculptor, designer, and architect. Largely known for his large-scale public sculpture commissioned for public spaces in the United States, Australia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Japan, and in private collections throughout the world, many of which are depicted in this volume.

Perry is perhaps best known for “Continuum,” (1976) the knotted black Möbius strip that stands in front of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

ERNST, B: Magic Mirror of M. C. Escher: A Revealing Look Into the Life and Work of The Most Astonishing Artist of our Time

Ernst, Bruno. Magic Mirror of M. C. Escher: A Revealing Look Into the Life and Work of The Most Astonishing Artist of our Time. Tarquin, 1985. ISBN: 0906212456. Unmarked text. Index. Very Good. Paperback. (#25845) $12.00

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246 illustrations. 112p. A study of the life and works of M.C. Escher. It shows many of the sketches, studies and diagrams which he made while creating his magical effects. His contribution to our understanding of perception and what we regard as possible or impossible is discussed and explained in this book.

ROSE, J: Current Topics in Cybernetics and Systems: Proceedings of the Fourth International Congress of Cybernetics and Systems

Rose, J. (editor). Current Topics in Cybernetics and Systems: Proceedings of the Fourth International Congress of Cybernetics and Systems. Amsterdam: Springer-Verlag, 1978. ISBN: 3540089772. Ex-library. No Dust Jacket. Some notes in book. Proceedings of the 21 – 25 August, 1978 conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Acceptable. Hardcover. (#25814) $30.00

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Keynote paper by B.D. Josephson, “A Theoretical Analysis of Higher States of Consciousness and Meditation.” Topics include Computer Privacy, Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Neuro and Bio-Cybernetics and more. Index.

NIJHOLT, A: Computers and Languages: Theory and Practice (Studies in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence)

 Computers and Languages: Theory and Practice (Studies in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence), book coverNijholt, Anton. Computers and Languages: Theory and Practice (Studies in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence). Elsevier Science Ltd, 1988. ISBN: 0444704639. Ex-library. 482p. Index. Good. Hardcover. (#25807) $65.00

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Topics include the birth of computers, the birth of programming languages, artificial intelligence, university research and the military, understanding natural language and more.

SHUB, M: Stabilite Globale des Systemes Dynamiques

Stabilite Globale des Systemes Dynamiques, book cover Shub, Michael. Stabilite Globale des Systemes Dynamiques. Societe Mathematique de France, 1978. Unmarked text. Some rubbing on cover. Good. Paperback. (#25799) $60.00

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Asterisque 56. Results of a course in Dynamical Systems given at Orsay during the 1976-77 academic year. Text is in French. Presents basic theorems of the theory of global stability of dynamical systems. 211p.