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The Swarm A Novel Of The Deep

Author : Frank Schätzing
ISBN : 9781444717693
Genre : Fiction
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Frank Schätzing's amazing novel is a publishing phenomenon with translation rights sold around the world, drawing rave reviews for both pulsating suspense and great scientific knowledge. The world begins to suffer an escalating and sensational series of natural disasters, and two marine biologists begin to develop a theory that the cause lies in the oceans, where an entity know as the Yrr has developed a massive network of single-cell organisms. It is wreaking havoc in order to prevent humankind from destroying the earth's ecological balance forever. The Americans, under the ruthless General Judith Lee, take a more pragmatic approach than the scientists, seeking to wipe out the being of the deep. The scene is set for a massive confrontation...

The Swarm

Author : Frank Schatzing
ISBN : 9780061803956
Genre : Fiction
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Whales begin sinking ships. Toxic, eyeless crabs poison Long Island's water supply. The North Sea shelf collapses, killing thousands in Europe. Around the world, countries are beginning to feel the effects of the ocean's revenge as the seas and their inhabitants begin a violent revolution against mankind. At stake is the survival of the Earth's fragile ecology—and ultimately, the survival of the human race itself. The apocalyptic catastrophes of The Day After Tomorrow meet the watery menace of The Abyss in this gripping, scientifically realistic, and utterly imaginative thriller.

Deep Down Popular A Wish Novel

Author : Phoebe Stone
ISBN : 9780545517133
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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6th-grader Jessie Lou is deeply, madly, passionately in love with Conrad Parker Smith. Too bad she's a tomboy with only one on-again, off-again friend, and hair so short you can't spit on it. Too bad he's the most popular boy in their small-town school. But then Conrad hurts his leg and suddenly can't keep up with his old pursuits anymore. Jessie Lou and Conrad start spending a lot more time together, but she can't help wonder -- is she just a substitute friend? And will Conrad forget her when his leg brace comes off and he's king of the school once again?

World Of Women A Novel Of Adventure And Discovery

Author : Bob McClure V
ISBN : 9781430311294
Genre : Fiction
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WORLD OF WOMEN is an action story that realistically describes the discovery of the next step in human evolution. Biology, Anthropology, and Paleontology all teach that whenever a species is presented with a deadly stress, it must overcome it, evolve around it, or go extinct. At this point in history, mankind is an endangered species, headed for sure extinction unless a truly effective cure or prevention for AIDS is discovered and then distributed world-wide. At the same time, genetic experiments and gene therapies are probing deeper into medical realms once reserved to Providence. The likelihood of an artificial genetic change to the human race grows greater every day. It is very possible, almost probable, that a genetically distinct race of human beings, defined by Biology as a new species, may appear among us at any time.

Advances In Swarm Intelligence

Author : Ying Tan
ISBN : 9783030263546
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The two-volume set of LNCS 11655 and 11656 constitutes the proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Advances in Swarm Intelligence, ICSI 2019, held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in June 2019. The total of 82 papers presented in these volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 179 submissions. The papers were organized in topical sections as follows: Part I: Novel methods and algorithms for optimization; particle swarm optimization; ant colony optimization; fireworks algorithms and brain storm optimization; swarm intelligence algorithms and improvements; genetic algorithm and differential evolution; swarm robotics. Part II: Multi-agent system; multi-objective optimization; neural networks; machine learning; identification and recognition; social computing and knowledge graph; service quality and energy management.

The Narrow Road To The Deep North

Author : Richard Flanagan
ISBN : 9780385352864
Genre : Fiction
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Winner of the Man Booker Prize “Nothing since Cormac McCarthy’s The Road has shaken me like this.” —The Washington Post From the author of the acclaimed Gould’s Book of Fish, a magisterial novel of love and war that traces the life of one man from World War II to the present. August, 1943: Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his affair with his uncle’s young wife two years earlier. His life, in a brutal Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma Death Railway, is a daily struggle to save the men under his command. Until he receives a letter that will change him forever. A savagely beautiful novel about the many forms of good and evil, of truth and transcendence, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.

Anthropocene Fictions

Author : Adam Trexler
ISBN : 9780813936932
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have transformed the Earth’s atmosphere, committing our planet to more extreme weather, rising sea levels, melting polar ice caps, and mass extinction. This period of observable human impact on the Earth’s ecosystems has been called the Anthropocene Age. The anthropogenic climate change that has impacted the Earth has also affected our literature, but criticism of the contemporary novel has not adequately recognized the literary response to this level of environmental crisis. Ecocriticism’s theories of place and planet, meanwhile, are troubled by a climate that is neither natural nor under human control. Anthropocene Fictions is the first systematic examination of the hundreds of novels that have been written about anthropogenic climate change. Drawing on climatology, the sociology and philosophy of science, geography, and environmental economics, Adam Trexler argues that the novel has become an essential tool to construct meaning in an age of climate change. The novel expands the reach of climate science beyond the laboratory or model, turning abstract predictions into subjectively tangible experiences of place, identity, and culture. Political and economic organizations are also being transformed by their struggle for sustainability. In turn, the novel has been forced to adapt to new boundaries between truth and fabrication, nature and economies, and individual choice and larger systems of natural phenomena. Anthropocene Fictions argues that new modes of inhabiting climate are of the utmost critical and political importance, when unprecedented scientific consensus has failed to lead to action. Under the Sign of Nature: Explorations in Ecocriticism

The Whispering Swarm

Author : Michael Moorcock
ISBN : 9781429986427
Genre : Fiction
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Almost anyone who has read or written Science Fiction or fantasy has been inspired by the work of Michael Moorcock. His literary flair and grand sense of adventure have been evident since his controversial first novel Behold the Man, through the stories and novels featuring his most famous character, Elric of Melniboné, to his fantasy masterpiece, Gloriana, winner of both the Campbell Memorial and World Fantasy, awards for best novel. Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, and Michael Chabon all cite Moorcock as a major influence; as editor of New Worlds magazine, he helped launch the careers of many of his contemporaries, including Harlan Ellison, Philip K. Dick, and J. G. Ballard. Tor Books now proudly presents Moorcock's first independent novel in nine years, a tale both fantastical and autobiographical, a celebration of London and what it meant to be young there in the years after World War II. The Whispering Swarm is the first in a trilogy that will follow a young man named Michael as he simultaneously discovers himself and a secret realm hidden deep in the heart of London. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Beekeeper S Ball A Bella Vista Novel Book 2

Author : Susan Wiggs
ISBN : 9781472096647
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs returns to sun-drenched Bella Vista, where the land's bounty yields a rich harvest...and family secrets that have long been buried.

A Novel Deep Autoencoder Feature Learning Method For Rotating Machinery Fault Diagnosis

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Graphical abstract: Highlights: A deep autoencoder feature learning method is proposed. Maximum correntropy is used to design the new deep autoencoder loss function. Artificial fish swarm algorithm is used to optimize parameters. Abstract: The operation conditions of the rotating machinery are always complex and variable, which makes it difficult to automatically and effectively capture the useful fault features from the measured vibration signals, and it is a great challenge for rotating machinery fault diagnosis. In this paper, a novel deep autoencoder feature learning method is developed to diagnose rotating machinery fault. Firstly, the maximum correntropy is adopted to design the new deep autoencoder loss function for the enhancement of feature learning from the measured vibration signals. Secondly, artificial fish swarm algorithm is used to optimize the key parameters of the deep autoencoder to adapt to the signal features. The proposed method is applied to the fault diagnosis of gearbox and electrical locomotive roller bearing. The results confirm that the proposed method is more effective and robust than other methods.

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