MINSKY, M: The Society of Mind

Minsky, Marvin. The Society of Mind. New York: A Touchstone Book, 1986. ISBN: 0671607405. Unmarked. Large corner crease on back cover. Good. Paperback. (#29756) $12.00

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In this book, Marvin Minsky—one of the fathers of computer science and cofounder of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT— casts the mind as an intellectual puzzle whose pieces are assembled along the way. He portrays the mind as a “society” of tiny components that are themselves mindless.

Measures 8.5×11 inches. 339p. Glossary and bibliography. Index.

KRISHNA, A: California Engineer (Face Recognition, String Theory, Bionic Arm) (Vol 83, No. 2, Spring 2005)

Krishna, Ananth (editor). California Engineer (Face Recognition, String Theory, Bionic Arm) (Vol 83, No. 2, Spring 2005). UC Engineering Colleges, 2005. Unmarked text. Sticker on cover. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#29498) $12.00

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Journal of the UC Engineering Colleges students. Articles on Holograms, development of a neuro-prosthetic arm, face recognition, and string theory. Illustrated throughout. 24p. Measures 8.5×11 inches.

KENT, EW: The Brains of Men and Machines

Kent, Ernest W. The Brains of Men and Machines. McGraw-Hill, 1981. ISBN: 0700341230. Unmarked. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#29462) $14.00

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Surveys state-of-the-art knowledge of artificial intelligence in the 1980s. Examines how the human brain functions, notes parallels with the development of computers, and predicts how new brain research will influence future computer designs.

Illustrated. Bibliography. Index. Measures 6.25×9.25 inches. 286p.