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Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future
Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future

An accessible, compelling introduction to today’s major policy issues from the New York Times columnist, best-selling author, and Nobel prize–winning economist Paul Krugman.

There is no better guide than Paul Krugman to basic economics, the ideas that animate much of our public...

Parsing the Turing Test: Philosophical and Methodological Issues in the Quest for the Thinking Computer
Parsing the Turing Test: Philosophical and Methodological Issues in the Quest for the Thinking Computer
Parsing the Turing Test is a landmark exploration of both the philosophical and methodological issues surrounding the search for true artificial intelligence. Will computers and robots ever think and communicate the way humans do? When a computer crosses the threshold into self-consciousness, will it immediately jump into the Internet and create a...
ATDD by Example: A Practical Guide to Acceptance Test-Driven Development
ATDD by Example: A Practical Guide to Acceptance Test-Driven Development
There is a curious symmetry to the way this book presents Acceptance Test- Driven Development and the way software is developed with ATDD. Just as there is an art to picking the specific examples of program behavior that will elicit the correct general behavior for the system, there is an art to picking specific examples of a...
HTML5 Guidelines for Web Developers
HTML5 Guidelines for Web Developers

In 2010, HTML5 became the buzzword on the web developer scene. Large companies, such as Google, Apple, and Microsoft, began to use the new technology. The popularity of the catchword HTML5 grew, not least of all because of the heated debate between Apple and Adobe over whether this would mean the end of Flash.

In this book,...

Computational Intelligence: An Introduction
Computational Intelligence: An Introduction
Can computers be intelligent?

This question causes even more debate than the definitions of intelligence do.

Computational intelligence is the study of adaptive mechanisms to enable or facilitate intelligent behaviour in complex and changing environments. As such, computational intelligence encompasses artificial neural networks,...

The Geography of Networks and R&D Collaborations (Advances in Spatial Science)
The Geography of Networks and R&D Collaborations (Advances in Spatial Science)

The geography of networks and R&D collaborations, in particular the spatial dimension of interactions between organisations performing joint R&D, have attracted a burst of attention in the last decade, both in the scientific study of the networks and in the policy sector. The volume is intended to bring together a selection of...

I. M. Wright's "Hard Code": A Decade of Hard-Won Lessons from Microsoft (Best Practices)
I. M. Wright's "Hard Code": A Decade of Hard-Won Lessons from Microsoft (Best Practices)

Get the brutal truth about coding, testing, and project management—from a Microsoft insider who tells it like it is. I. M. Wright's deliberately provocative column "Hard Code" has been sparking debate amongst thousands of engineers at Microsoft for years. And now (despite our better instincts), we're making...

The Artful Universe Expanded
The Artful Universe Expanded
Our love of art, writes John Barrow, is the end product of millions of years of evolution. How we react to a beautiful painting or symphony draws upon instincts laid down long before humans existed. Now, in this enhanced edition of the highly popular The Artful Universe, Barrow further explores the close ties between our aesthetic appreciation and...
Targeting Treatment of Soft Tissue Sarcomas (Cancer Treatment and Research)
Targeting Treatment of Soft Tissue Sarcomas (Cancer Treatment and Research)
The last decade we have witnessed a major change in the development of new techniques and agents for the treatment of cancer in general, and for soft tissue sarcomas in particular. The important achievements of molecular biology research have changed the landscape markedly. Increasingly subtypes of soft tissue sarcomas are shown...
Europe in Crisis: Bolt from the Blue?
Europe in Crisis: Bolt from the Blue?

This book analyzes the European Great Recession of 2008-12, its economic and social causes, its historical roots, and the policies adopted by the European Union to find a way out of it. It contains explicit debates with several economists and analysts on some of the most controversial questions about the causes of the crisis and the policies...

Promoting Sustainable Electricity in Europe: Challenging the Path Dependence of Dominant Energy Systems
Promoting Sustainable Electricity in Europe: Challenging the Path Dependence of Dominant Energy Systems
This is a timely and comparative assessment of initiatives to promote renewable electricity sources (RES) in eight European countries. Carried out by the ProSus research programme at the University of Oslo in cooperation with leading research institutions in each country, the study focuses on the promotional schemes used to foster RES in Austria,...
Electronic Monitoring in the Workplace: Controversies and Solutions
Electronic Monitoring in the Workplace: Controversies and Solutions

Due to the use of new technologies, coupled with the fact that there is an increasing amount of work being done online, whether on the Internet, intranets, LANs or other networks, extensive employee monitoring by employers is inexpensive and easy. Employers have legitimate concerns about the efficiency of their employees and the quality of the...

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