The Crossover Novel

The Crossover Novel
Author: Rachel Falconer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2008-10-21
ISBN: 1135865000
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crossover Novel Book Excerpt:

"Highly recommended" by Choice While crossover books such as Rowling's Harry Potter series have enjoyed enormous sales and media attention, critical analysis of crossover fiction has not kept pace with the growing popularity of this new category of writing and reading. Falconer remedies this lack with close readings of six major British works of crossover fiction, and a wide-ranging analysis of the social and cultural implications of the global crossover phenomenon. A uniquely in-depth study of the crossover novel, Falconer engages with a ground-breaking range of sources, from primary texts, to child and adult reader responses, to cultural and critical theory.

The Crossover An Instructional Guide for Literature

The Crossover  An Instructional Guide for Literature
Author: Angela Johnson
Publsiher: Teacher Created Materials
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN: 1425896731
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crossover An Instructional Guide for Literature Book Excerpt:

Spark a love for reading from the first page to the last with this instructional guide e-Book for The Crossover. With lessons plans geared specifically for this 2015 Newbery Medal winner, this e-Book helps students analyze story elements more critically with close reading practiced throughout the units. This Great Works e-Book helps teachers make cross-curricular and across text connections. Lessons are tailored towards building reading comprehension with writing and text-dependent questions. This valuable e-Book prepares students for college and career readiness.

Criminal Macabre Final Night the 30 Days of Night Crossover

Criminal Macabre  Final Night  the 30 Days of Night Crossover
Author: Steve Niles,Allie, Scott,Chabon, Daniel
Publsiher: Dark Horse Comics
Total Pages: 121
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN: 1616551429
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminal Macabre Final Night the 30 Days of Night Crossover Book Excerpt:

In 2003 Steve Niles, creator of the 30 Days of Night comic series, launched a series of occult detective stories featuring the monstrously hard-boiled Cal McDonald. A pill-popping alcoholic reprobate, Cal is the only line of defense between Los Angeles and a growing horde of zombies, vampires, possessed muscle cars, mad scientists, werewolves, and much more weirdness!

In country TEFL crossover Tropical Agricultural Training Manual

In country TEFL crossover Tropical Agricultural Training Manual
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 642
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agriculture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Crossover Fiction

Crossover Fiction
Author: Sandra L. Beckett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2010-11-24
ISBN: 1135861293
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crossover Fiction Book Excerpt:

In Crossover Fiction, Sandra L. Beckett explores the global trend of crossover literature and explains how it is transforming literary canons, concepts of readership, the status of authors, the publishing industry, and bookselling practices. This study will have significant relevance across disciplines, as scholars in literary studies, media and cultural studies, visual arts, education, psychology, and sociology examine the increasingly blurred borderlines between adults and young people in contemporary society, notably with regard to their consumption of popular culture.

Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office

Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office
Author: United States. Patent Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1903
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Patents
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advances in Artificial Life

Advances in Artificial Life
Author: Mathieu Capcarrere,Alex A. Freitas,Peter J. Bentley,Colin G. Johnson,Jon Timmis
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 949
Release: 2005-09-19
ISBN: 354031816X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Artificial Life Book Excerpt:

TheArti?cialLifetermappearedmorethan20yearsagoinasmallcornerofNew Mexico, USA. Since then the area has developed dramatically, many researchers joining enthusiastically and research groups sprouting everywhere. This frenetic activity led to the emergence of several strands that are now established ?elds in themselves. We are now reaching a stage that one may describe as maturer: with more rigour, more benchmarks, more results, more stringent acceptance criteria, more applications, in brief, more sound science. This, which is the n- ural path of all new areas, comes at a price, however. A certain enthusiasm, a certain adventurousness from the early years is fading and may have been lost on the way. The ?eld has become more reasonable. To counterbalance this and to encourage lively discussions, a conceptual track, where papers were judged on criteria like importance and/or novelty of the concepts proposed rather than the experimental/theoretical results, has been introduced this year. A conference on a theme as broad as Arti?cial Life is bound to be very - verse,but a few tendencies emerged. First, ?elds like ‘Robotics and Autonomous Agents’ or ‘Evolutionary Computation’ are still extremely active and keep on bringing a wealth of results to the A-Life community. Even there, however, new tendencies appear, like collective robotics, and more speci?cally self-assembling robotics, which represent now a large subsection. Second, new areas appear.

Genetic Algorithms in Java Basics

Genetic Algorithms in Java Basics
Author: Lee Jacobson,Burak Kanber
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2015-11-28
ISBN: 1484203283
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genetic Algorithms in Java Basics Book Excerpt:

Genetic Algorithms in Java Basics is a brief introduction to solving problems using genetic algorithms, with working projects and solutions written in the Java programming language. This brief book will guide you step-by-step through various implementations of genetic algorithms and some of their common applications, with the aim to give you a practical understanding allowing you to solve your own unique, individual problems. After reading this book you will be comfortable with the language specific issues and concepts involved with genetic algorithms and you'll have everything you need to start building your own. Genetic algorithms are frequently used to solve highly complex real world problems and with this book you too can harness their problem solving capabilities. Understanding how to utilize and implement genetic algorithms is an essential tool in any respected software developers toolkit. So step into this intriguing topic and learn how you too can improve your software with genetic algorithms, and see real Java code at work which you can develop further for your own projects and research. Guides you through the theory behind genetic algorithms Explains how genetic algorithms can be used for software developers trying to solve a range of problems Provides a step-by-step guide to implementing genetic algorithms in Java

Genetic Tests on Low Crossover Stocks of Drosophila Melanogaster

Genetic Tests on Low Crossover Stocks of Drosophila Melanogaster
Author: Leopoldo Sudano Clemente y de la Rosa
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 18
Release: 1926
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Drosophila melanogaster
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Evolutionary Computation in Gene Regulatory Network Research

Evolutionary Computation in Gene Regulatory Network Research
Author: Hitoshi Iba,Nasimul Noman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-01-21
ISBN: 1119079780
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutionary Computation in Gene Regulatory Network Research Book Excerpt:

Introducing a handbook for gene regulatory network research using evolutionary computation, with applications for computer scientists, computational and system biologists This book is a step-by-step guideline for research in gene regulatory networks (GRN) using evolutionary computation (EC). The book is organized into four parts that deliver materials in a way equally attractive for a reader with training in computation or biology. Each of these sections, authored by well-known researchers and experienced practitioners, provides the relevant materials for the interested readers. The first part of this book contains an introductory background to the field. The second part presents the EC approaches for analysis and reconstruction of GRN from gene expression data. The third part of this book covers the contemporary advancements in the automatic construction of gene regulatory and reaction networks and gives direction and guidelines for future research. Finally, the last part of this book focuses on applications of GRNs with EC in other fields, such as design, engineering and robotics. • Provides a reference for current and future research in gene regulatory networks (GRN) using evolutionary computation (EC) • Covers sub-domains of GRN research using EC, such as expression profile analysis, reverse engineering, GRN evolution, applications • Contains useful contents for courses in gene regulatory networks, systems biology, computational biology, and synthetic biology • Delivers state-of-the-art research in genetic algorithms, genetic programming, and swarm intelligence Evolutionary Computation in Gene Regulatory Network Research is a reference for researchers and professionals in computer science, systems biology, and bioinformatics, as well as upper undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students. Hitoshi Iba is a Professor in the Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, at the University of Tokyo, Toyko, Japan. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation and the journal of Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines. Nasimul Noman is a lecturer in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. From 2002 to 2012 he was a faculty member at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Noman is an Editor of the BioMed Research International journal. His research interests include computational biology, synthetic biology, and bioinformatics.

An Introduction to Optimization

An Introduction to Optimization
Author: Edwin K. P. Chong,Stanislaw H. Zak
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2004-04-05
ISBN: 0471654000
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Optimization Book Excerpt:

A modern, up-to-date introduction to optimization theory andmethods This authoritative book serves as an introductory text tooptimization at the senior undergraduate and beginning graduatelevels. With consistently accessible and elementary treatment ofall topics, An Introduction to Optimization, Second Edition helpsstudents build a solid working knowledge of the field, includingunconstrained optimization, linear programming, and constrainedoptimization. Supplemented with more than one hundred tables and illustrations,an extensive bibliography, and numerous worked examples toillustrate both theory and algorithms, this book alsoprovides: * A review of the required mathematical background material * A mathematical discussion at a level accessible to MBA andbusiness students * A treatment of both linear and nonlinear programming * An introduction to recent developments, including neuralnetworks, genetic algorithms, and interior-point methods * A chapter on the use of descent algorithms for the training offeedforward neural networks * Exercise problems after every chapter, many new to thisedition * MATLAB(r) exercises and examples * Accompanying Instructor's Solutions Manual available onrequest An Introduction to Optimization, Second Edition helps studentsprepare for the advanced topics and technological developments thatlie ahead. It is also a useful book for researchers andprofessionals in mathematics, electrical engineering, economics,statistics, and business. An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all theproblems in the book is available from the Wiley editorialdepartment.

Computational Intelligence Paradigms

Computational Intelligence Paradigms
Author: S. Sumathi,Surekha Paneerselvam
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 851
Release: 2010-01-05
ISBN: 9781439809037
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Intelligence Paradigms Book Excerpt:

Offering a wide range of programming examples implemented in MATLAB®, Computational Intelligence Paradigms: Theory and Applications Using MATLAB® presents theoretical concepts and a general framework for computational intelligence (CI) approaches, including artificial neural networks, fuzzy systems, evolutionary computation, genetic algorithms and programming, and swarm intelligence. It covers numerous intelligent computing methodologies and algorithms used in CI research. The book first focuses on neural networks, including common artificial neural networks; neural networks based on data classification, data association, and data conceptualization; and real-world applications of neural networks. It then discusses fuzzy sets, fuzzy rules, applications of fuzzy systems, and different types of fused neuro-fuzzy systems, before providing MATLAB illustrations of ANFIS, classification and regression trees, fuzzy c-means clustering algorithms, fuzzy ART map, and Takagi–Sugeno inference systems. The authors also describe the history, advantages, and disadvantages of evolutionary computation and include solved MATLAB programs to illustrate the implementation of evolutionary computation in various problems. After exploring the operators and parameters of genetic algorithms, they cover the steps and MATLAB routines of genetic programming. The final chapter introduces swarm intelligence and its applications, particle swarm optimization, and ant colony optimization. Full of worked examples and end-of-chapter questions, this comprehensive book explains how to use MATLAB to implement CI techniques for the solution of biological problems. It will help readers with their work on evolution dynamics, self-organization, natural and artificial morphogenesis, emergent collective behaviors, swarm intelligence, evolutionary strategies, genetic programming, and the evolution of social behaviors.

Issues in Palliative Care Research

Issues in Palliative Care Research
Author: Russell K. Portenoy
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 427
Release: 2003-01-30
ISBN: 0195130650
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Issues in Palliative Care Research Book Excerpt:

Symptom control, management of psychosocial and spiritual concerns, decision-making consistent with values and goals, and care of the imminently dying that is appropriate and sensitive are among the critical issues in palliative care. This book explores progress made and future goals.

AI 2003 Advances in Artificial Intelligence

AI 2003  Advances in Artificial Intelligence
Author: Tamas D. Gedeon,Lance C.C. Fung
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1078
Release: 2003-12-01
ISBN: 3540245812
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AI 2003 Advances in Artificial Intelligence Book Excerpt:

Consider the problem of a robot (algorithm, learning mechanism) moving along the real line attempting to locate a particular point ? . To assist the me- anism, we assume that it can communicate with an Environment (“Oracle”) which guides it with information regarding the direction in which it should go. If the Environment is deterministic the problem is the “Deterministic Point - cation Problem” which has been studied rather thoroughly [1]. In its pioneering version [1] the problem was presented in the setting that the Environment could charge the robot a cost which was proportional to the distance it was from the point sought for. The question of having multiple communicating robots locate a point on the line has also been studied [1, 2]. In the stochastic version of this problem, we consider the scenario when the learning mechanism attempts to locate a point in an interval with stochastic (i. e. , possibly erroneous) instead of deterministic responses from the environment. Thus when it should really be moving to the “right” it may be advised to move to the “left” and vice versa. Apart from the problem being of importance in its own right, the stoch- tic pointlocationproblemalsohas potentialapplications insolvingoptimization problems. Inmanyoptimizationsolutions–forexampleinimageprocessing,p- tern recognition and neural computing [5, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 19], the algorithm worksits wayfromits currentsolutionto the optimalsolutionbasedoninfor- tion that it currentlyhas. A crucialquestionis oneof determining the parameter whichtheoptimizationalgorithmshoulduse.

Computational Intelligence for Network Structure Analytics

Computational Intelligence for Network Structure Analytics
Author: Maoguo Gong,Qing Cai,Lijia Ma,Shanfeng Wang,Yu Lei
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN: 9811045585
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Intelligence for Network Structure Analytics Book Excerpt:

This book presents the latest research advances in complex network structure analytics based on computational intelligence (CI) approaches, particularly evolutionary optimization. Most if not all network issues are actually optimization problems, which are mostly NP-hard and challenge conventional optimization techniques. To effectively and efficiently solve these hard optimization problems, CI based network structure analytics offer significant advantages over conventional network analytics techniques. Meanwhile, using CI techniques may facilitate smart decision making by providing multiple options to choose from, while conventional methods can only offer a decision maker a single suggestion. In addition, CI based network structure analytics can greatly facilitate network modeling and analysis. And employing CI techniques to resolve network issues is likely to inspire other fields of study such as recommender systems, system biology, etc., which will in turn expand CI’s scope and applications. As a comprehensive text, the book covers a range of key topics, including network community discovery, evolutionary optimization, network structure balance analytics, network robustness analytics, community-based personalized recommendation, influence maximization, and biological network alignment. Offering a rich blend of theory and practice, the book is suitable for students, researchers and practitioners interested in network analytics and computational intelligence, both as a textbook and as a reference work.

Fuel Cell Technology

Fuel Cell Technology
Author: Nigel Sammes
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2006-05-14
ISBN: 1846282071
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fuel Cell Technology Book Excerpt:

Fuel cells are a very promising technology for the clean and efficient production of power. Fuel Cell Technology is an up-to-date survey of the development of this technology and will be bought by researchers and graduate students in materials control and chemical engineering working at universities and institutions and researchers and technical managers in commercial companies working in fuel cell technology.

Practical Handbook of Genetic Algorithms

Practical Handbook of Genetic Algorithms
Author: Lance D. Chambers
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN: 9781420050080
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Handbook of Genetic Algorithms Book Excerpt:

Practical Handbook of Genetic Algorithms, Volume 3: Complex Coding Systems contains computer-code examples for the development of genetic algorithm systems - compiling them from an array of practitioners in the field. Each contribution of this singular resource includes: unique code segments documentation descripti

Lifetime Spectroscopy

Lifetime Spectroscopy
Author: Stefan Rein
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2005-06-23
ISBN: 9783540253037
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lifetime Spectroscopy Book Excerpt:

Lifetime spectroscopy is one of the most sensitive diagnostic tools for the identification and analysis of impurities in semiconductors. Since it is based on the recombination process, it provides insight into precisely those defects that are relevant to semiconductor devices such as solar cells. This book introduces a transparent modeling procedure that allows a detailed theoretical evaluation of the spectroscopic potential of the different lifetime spectroscopic techniques. The various theoretical predictions are verified experimentally with the context of a comprehensive study on different metal impurities. The quality and consistency of the spectroscopic results, as explained here, confirms the excellent performance of lifetime spectroscopy.

Health Care Financing Review

Health Care Financing Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1044
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical care
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Care Financing Review Book Excerpt:

Geographic Information Systems Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Geographic Information Systems  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 2102
Release: 2012-09-30
ISBN: 1466620390
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geographic Information Systems Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Book Excerpt:

Developments in technologies have evolved in a much wider use of technology throughout science, government, and business; resulting in the expansion of geographic information systems. GIS is the academic study and practice of presenting geographical data through a system designed to capture, store, analyze, and manage geographic information. Geographic Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a collection of knowledge on the latest advancements and research of geographic information systems. This book aims to be useful for academics and practitioners involved in geographical data.