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.

ESCHER, MC: Escher on Escher: Exploring the Infinite

Escher, Maurits Cornelis and J. W. Vermeulen, Karin Ford. Escher on Escher: Exploring the Infinite. Harry N. Abrams, 1989. ISBN: 0810924145. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#25874) $12.00

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Bibliography. 120 illustrations. 158p. US, but canceled due to illness. Magazines articles Escher wrote in the 1940s and 50s, letters, and more. Complete text of a series of Escher’s lectures scheduled to be given in the

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.

GALILEO, G: Operations of the Geometric and Military Compass, 1606

 Operations of the Geometric and Military Compass, 1606, book cover Galilei, Galileo. Operations of the Geometric and Military Compass, 1606 (Dibner Library Publication). The Burndy Library, 1978. Unmarked text Some smudging on the cover. Good. Paperback. (#25568) $12.00

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Includes a selected historical bibliography on the Sector. Operations of the Geometric and Military Compass, 1606 translated, with an introduction by Stillman Drake.

Published for The Burndy Library by The Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology and the Smithsonian Institution Press, Wash DC. Illustrated. 95p.

LEONARDO: Volume 38, No. 2, 2005

Malina, Roger F. (Editor). Leonardo: (Volume 38, No. 2). MIT Press, 2005. ISBN: 026275407X. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#25201) $24.00

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Illustrated throughout. Includes “Symmetric Venn Diagrams in the Plane: The Art of Assigning a Binary Bit String Code to Planar Regions Using Curves” by Peter Hamburger and Edit Hepp, “Perspectives on Aesthetic Computing” by Paul Fishwick, Stephan Diehl, Jane Prophet and Jonas Lowgren, “Did Hans Memling Employ Optical Projections When Painting Flower Still-Life?” by David Stork and more. pp85-176. Journal of the International Society for the Arts,Sciences and Technology .

JOURNAL OF CONSCIOUSNESS STUDIES: Vol 1, No. 2

JOURNAL OF CONSCIOUSNESS STUDIES: Vol 1, No. 2, book coverHarnad, Stevan (Guest editor). Journal of Consciousness Studies, Vol 1, No. 2. Imprint Academic, 1994. Unmarked. Good. Paperback. (#25118) $18.00

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Guest editorial by Stevan Harnad titled “Why and How we are not Zombies.”

Anthony Freeman in discussion with Oliver Sacks.

Articles by Euan Squires, David Hodgson, Roger Penrose, Bernard Baars et al.

DRAKE, S: Cause, Experiment, and Science: A Galilean Dialogue

Drake, Stillman. Cause, Experiment, and Science: A Galilean Dialogue, Incorporating a New English Translation of Galileo’s Bodies That Stay Atop Water, or Move in It. University of Chicago Press, 1981. ISBN: 0226162281. Unmarked text. Chipping on dust jacket. Appendix. Index. 237p. Very Good in good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#24550) $12.00

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Drake’s dialogue is based on documents of the time and on books written by philosophers against Galileo.