AAAS: Science Magazine (Volume 357, 6347, 14 July 2017)

 Science Magazine (Volume 357, 6347, 14 July 2017), book coverAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science. Science Magazine (Volume 357, 6347, 14 July 2017). American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2017. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#26551) $10.00

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Special issue of emerging infectious diseases. Also taming stem cells, bitcoin, is the sun a solar type star?, and more. pp105-224.

SONI, J: A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age

Soni, Jimmy; Goodman, Rob. A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age. Simon and Schuster, 2017. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26507) $20.00

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The life and times of one of the foremost intellects of the twentieth century: Claude Shannon—the architect of the Information Age, whose insights stand behind every computer built, email sent, video streamed, and webpage loaded.

Illustrated. 267p. Notes. Index.

AAAS: Science Magazine (Volume 357, 6346, 7 July 2017)

Science Magazine (Volume 357, 6346, 7 July 2017), coverAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science. Science Magazine (Volume 357, 6346, 7 July 2017). American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2017. Unmarked text. Creased cover. pp1-104. Acceptable. Paperback. (#26444) $10.00

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Features Artificial Intelligence (AI). Also chemical shifts from tiny NMR samples, regulating products that target gut microbiomes, preschool games that promote math skills in India, and more.

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.

MARCUS, G: The Future of the Brain: Essays by the World’s Leading Neuroscientists

Marcus, Gary; Freeman, Jeremy (editors). The Future of the Brain: Essays by the World’s Leading Neuroscientists. Princeton University Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780691173313. Unmarked. Illustrated throughout. Glossary. Index. 284p. Very Good. Paperback. (#25873) $12.00

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Contributors include: Misha Ahrens, Ned Block, Matteo Carandini, George Church, John Donoghue, Chris Eliasmith, Simon Fisher, Mike Hawrylycz, Sean Hill, Christof Koch, Leah Krubitzer, Michel Maharbiz, Kevin Mitchell, Edvard Moser, May-Britt Moser, David Poeppel, Krishna Shenoy, Olaf Sporns, Anthony Zador.

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.