books about: complexity
Gifts from the Mountain (EasyRead Comfort Edition): Simple Truths For Life's Complexities
As a National Geographic photographer, Ive worked for years to train my eyes and senses so I can capture moments of beauty and significance on film. What I do with a camera, Eileen has done with her words. This is a book of rare wisdom and relevance. Having spent much of my life in wilderness, I know the quiet, deep teachings of nature. I also know it can take time and effort to find them. How marvelous that Eileen takes us on a trek with her, ...
The Wisdom of the Chakras: Tools for Navigating the Complexity of Life
Lantern Books, 2010
The Wisdom of the Chakras is the result of Ellen Tadd’s years of spiritual exploration and counseling work. She shows how the chakra system functions in everyday life, how our thoughts, words, and actions affect this system, and how the chakras in turn shape us. She also provides practical exercises that can be integrated easily into daily life to heal each chakra and attain the alignment needed for a healthy and spiritual life. The author ...
Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading
Robert E Probst
"Just as rigor does not reside in the barbell but in the act of lifting it, rigor in reading is not an attribute of a text but rather of a reader's behavior-engaged, observant, responsive, questioning, analytical. The close reading strategies in Notice and Note will help you cultivate those critical reading habits that will make your students more attentive, thoughtful, independent readers." -Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst In ...
In Sickness as in Health: Helping Couples Cope with the Complexities of Illness
Roundtree Press, 2013
For those who find themselves at the intersection of lifetime love and overwhelming obligation, the right path is often painful and difficult to find. When illness invades the couple relationship, partners ask themselves and each other some really hard questions: "What do I want to do for this person whom I have loved for many years?" "How much of my life do I give up to take care of my beloved?" "How do I sit by my beloved's side and watch her ...
Coding Interview Questions
"Coding Interview Questions" is a book that presents interview questions in simple and straightforward manner with a clear-cut explanation. This book will provide an introduction to the basics. It comes handy as an interview and exam guide for computer scientists. Programming puzzles for interviews Campus Preparation Degree/Masters Course Preparation Big job hunters: Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Yahoo, Flip Kart, Adobe, IBM Labs, ...
Making Things Work: Solving Complex Problems in a Complex World
SUPERANNO The science of complexity has revolutionized our understanding of everything from the brain to the economy to the weather. This reference shows how it can change the way we approach our most persistent social problems by introducing key concept..Title: .Making Things Work..Author: .Bar-Yam, Yaneer..Publisher: .Necsi Knowledge Pr..Publication Date: .2005/05/30..Number of Pages: .306..Binding Type: .PAPERBACK..Library of Congress: .
Computers and Intractability: A Guide to the Theory of NP-completeness (A Series of books in the mathematical ...
Michael R. Garey
David S. Johnson
W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd
This book's introduction features a humorous story of a man with a line of people behind him, who explains to his boss, "I can't find an efficient algorithm, but neither can all these famous people." This man illustrates an important quality of a class of problems, namely, the NP-complete problems: if you can prove that a problem is in this class, then it has no known polynomial-time solution that is guaranteed to work in general. This quality ...
A Tomb on the Periphery
Gival Press, 2011
Honorable Mention: 2009 London Book Festival for Fiction. This novel a mix of crime, ghost story and portrait of the protagonist continues Domini’s tales in contemporary Southern Italy, in the manner of his last novel Earthquake I.D. "If a change scenery and pace is what you're looking for in a summer read, look no further. John Domini provides an earthy, fast-paced novel set amid the underground antiquities market and immigrant communities ...
The Meaning of Marriage Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God by Timothy Keller ...
The Meaning of Marriage Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God by Timothy Keller. Published by Dutton Adult,2011, Binding: Hardcover
Rigorous Reading: 5 Access Points for Comprehending Complex Texts (Corwin Literacy)
Douglas B. Fisher
"With Rigorous Reading Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey have provided literacy educators who are committed to successfully raising the bar with solutions that make sense. The book is masterfully developed with an extensive reach across many grade levels in terms of defining what it means to provide intentional instruction and teaching text complexity. The five access points are discussed pragmatically with evidence of a solid research base ...
Dana Parker and her best friend, Jackie, are both stylists at an upscale Dallas beauty salon, “Gerard’s, in the heart of the city. Follow their journey of laughter and gripping heartache on their mission of finding "Mr. Right" at all the enticing "hot spots" in Dallas. The salon drama is hyped as they prepare for the biggest event of the year, The Annual Crystal Ball, as their lives entwine with those of their glitzy clientele and ...
A new edition of the almost legendary textbook by Schlichting completely revised by Klaus Gersten is now available. This book presents a comprehensive overview of boundary-layer theory and its application to all areas of fluid mechanics, with emphasis on the flow past bodies (e.g. aircraft aerodynamics). It contains the latest knowledge of the subject based on a thorough review of the literature over the past 15 years. Yet again, it will be an ...
The Origins of Order: Self-Organization and Selection in Evolution
Stuart A. Kauffman
Oxford University Press, USA
Stuart Kauffman here presents a brilliant new paradigm for evolutionary biology, one that extends the basic concepts of Darwinian evolution to accommodate recent findings and perspectives from the fields of biology, physics, chemistry and mathematics. The book drives to the heart of the exciting debate on the origins of life and maintenance of order in complex biological systems. It focuses on the concept of self-organization: the spontaneous ...
Independent Component Analysis: A Tutorial Introduction (Bradford Books)
James V. Stone
A Bradford Book
Independent component analysis (ICA) is becoming an increasingly important tool for analyzing large data sets. In essence, ICA separates an observed set of signal mixtures into a set of statistically independent component signals, or source signals. In so doing, this powerful method can extract the relatively small amount of useful information typically found in large data sets. The applications for ICA range from speech processing, brain ...
Object-Process Methodology (OPM) is an intuitive approach to systems engineering. This book presents the theory and practice of OPM with examples from various industry segments and engineering disciplines, as well as daily life. OPM is a generic, domain independent approach that is applicable almost anywhere in systems engineering.
Middle East Rules of Thumb: Understanding the complexities of the Middle East
Middle East Rules of Thumb is of interest to anyone that seeks a better understanding of the complexities of the Middle East-its history, politics, diplomacy, and culture. Through the 50 rules and their appendices, Professor Steven Carol offers a realistic historical perspective on this important region. As has been constantly pointed out by such media monitors as Honest Reporting, Palestine Media Watch, and CAMERA, Middle East issues can often ...
Waging War on Complexity Costs: Reshape Your Cost Structure, Free Up Cash Flows and Boost Productivity by ...
Stephen A. Wilson
Shed Revenue-Draining Complexity Costs by Thirty Percent! “This is an ambitious book packed with insight and fresh thinking. Separating good from bad complexity costs is a critical task facing companies today, and the authors provide a compelling roadmap for solving the problem.” Michael B. McCallister, President and CEO, Humana Inc. “ Waging War on Complexity Costs examines an incredibly important and often overlooked aspect of ...
The Self-Organizing Universe: Scientific and Human Implications of the Emerging Paradigm of Evolution ...
The evolution of the universe - ranging from cosmic and biological to sociocultural evolution - is viewed in terms of the unifying paradigm of self-organization. The contours of this paradigm emerge from the synthesis of a number of important, recently developed concepts, and provide a scientific foundation to a new world-view which emphasizes process over structure, nonequilibrium over equilibrium, evolution over permanency, and individual ...
Leading Organization Design: How to Make Organization Design Decisions to Drive the Results You Want
Praise for Leading Organization Design "Designing organizations for performance can be a daunting task. Kesler and Kates have done an admirable job distilling the inherent complexity of the design process into manageable parts that can yield tangible results. Leading Organization Design provides an essential hands-on roadmap for any business leader who wants to master this topic." —Robert Simons, Charles M. Williams Professor of Business ...
Essays on Life Itself
Columbia University Press
Compiling twenty articles on the nature of life and on the objective of the natural sciences, this remarkable book complements Robert Rosen's groundbreaking Life Itself -- a work that influenced a wide range of philosophers, biologists, linguists, and social scientists. In Essays on Life Itself , Rosen takes to task the central objective of the natural sciences, calling into question the attempt to create objectivity in a subjective world ...
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