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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Suggested Books of the Week 11, 2019 | Books - Helge Scherlund's eLearning News

Check out these books below by Cambridge University Press and Ancient Origins.

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Data-Driven Science and Engineering - Machine Learning, Dynamical Systems, and Control

Data-Driven Science and Engineering
Machine Learning, Dynamical Systems, and Control
Data-driven discovery is revolutionizing the modeling, prediction, and control of complex systems. This textbook brings together machine learning, engineering mathematics, and mathematical physics to integrate modeling and control of dynamical systems with modern methods in data science...

Aimed at advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in the engineering and physical sciences, the text presents a range of topics and methods from introductory to state of the art.
  • Provides in-depth examples paired with comprehensive, open-source code
  • Features concise, digestible explanations of complex concepts and their applications
  • Includes extensive online supplements with homeworks, case studies, and supplementary code
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Wittgenstein: Lectures, Cambridge 1930–1933 - From the Notes of G. E. Moore 

Wittgenstein: Lectures, Cambridge 1930–1933 
From the Notes of G. E. Moore
This edition of G. E. Moore's notes taken at Wittgenstein's seminal Cambridge lectures in the early 1930s provides, for the first time, an almost verbatim record of those classes. The presentation of the notes is both accessible and faithful to their original manuscripts, and a comprehensive introduction and synoptic table of contents provide the reader with essential contextual information and summaries of the topics in each lecture...

The volume also includes a 1932 essay by Moore critiquing Wittgenstein's conception of grammar, together with Wittgenstein's response. A companion website offers access to images of the entire set of source manuscripts.
  • Provides an accurate and transparent record of Wittgenstein's early years as a lecturer at Cambridge
  • Includes topics little discussed elsewhere in Wittgenstein's writing, offering a new approach to his later thought
  • A companion website features pictures of the source manuscripts
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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel: The Phenomenology of Spirit 

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel:  
The Phenomenology of Spirit
Hegel's The Phenomenology of Spirit (1807) is one of the most influential texts in the history of modern philosophy...

This edition offers a new translation, an introduction, and glossaries to assist readers' understanding of this central text, and will be essential for scholars and students of Hegel.
  • A new English translation of Hegel's most influential text, rendering its technical terminology accurately and consistently
  • Includes an introduction to provide context for the work and its translation, and a two-way glossary to enable readers to compare German and English terms
  • This early nineteenth-century text proposed a radical picture of the relation of mind to world and of people to each other, and was key to the formation of later philosophies
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The Cambridge Handbook of Cognition and Education 

The Cambridge Handbook of Cognition and Education
This Handbook reviews a wealth of research in cognitive and educational psychology that investigates how to enhance learning and instruction to aid students struggling to learn and to advise teachers on how best to support student learning...

It is the ideal resource for researchers continuing their study of this field or for those only now beginning to explore how to improve student achievement.
  • Showcases the strength of evidence on how to improve various aspects of education
  • Each chapter offers ideas on where each field should go next so as to inform education practices
  • Supplies an overview of the origins of each field and where it will be moving in the future
  • Scientists, instructors, and students will find the chapters accessible, easy to read, and informative
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Probability: A Lively Introduction 

Probability:
A Lively Introduction
Probability has applications in many areas of modern science, not to mention in our daily life...

It covers all of the standard material for undergraduate and first-year-graduate-level courses as well as many topics that are usually not found in standard texts, such as Bayesian inference, Markov chain Monte Carlo simulation, and Chernoff bounds.
  • Stresses why probability is so relevant and how to apply it - students won't simply learn probability, they will understand it
  • Perfectly balances theory and applications - the fundamental concepts are explained with engaging real-world examples and many problem-solving tips are provided
  • Includes more than 750 problems with detailed solutions of the odd-numbered problems - students will build up confidence in their own problem-solving skills
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Principles of Database Management - The Practical Guide to Storing, Managing and Analyzing Big and Small Data

Principles of Database Management
The Practical Guide to Storing,
Managing and Analyzing Big and Small Data

This comprehensive textbook teaches the fundamentals of database design, modeling, systems, data storage, and the evolving world of data warehousing, governance and more. Written by experienced educators and experts in big data, analytics, data quality, and data integration, it provides an up-to-date approach to database management...

This combined learning approach connects key concepts throughout the text to the important, practical tools to get started in database management.
  • Contains extensive coverage of key trending topics, including data warehousing, data integration, data quality, data governance, Big Data, and analytics
  • Provides embedded state of the art research, including chapters on data integration, quality, and governance and analytics, which allows students to learn critical analysis of new developments in the field
  • Presents comprehensive coverage of database management fundamentals with a well-balanced theory-practice focus
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The Cambridge Handbook of Wisdom

The Cambridge Handbook of Wisdom

This is a comprehensive review of the psychological literature on wisdom by leading experts in the field. It covers the philosophical and sociocultural foundations of wisdom, and showcases the measurement and teaching of wisdom...

It takes both a basic-science and applied focus, making it useful to those seeking to understand wisdom scientifically, and to those who wish to apply their understanding of wisdom to their own work.
  • Provides a comprehensive review of the psychological literature on wisdom by top experts in the field
  • Includes virtually all of the major theories of wisdom, as well as the full range of research on wisdom as it is understood today
  • Will be useful to those seeking to understand wisdom scientifically, and to those who wish to apply their understanding of wisdom to their own work
  • Parents, teachers, and mentors who want to develop wisdom in others will have practical information about how to do it
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    Transcendent Wisdom of the Maya:
    The Ceremonies and Symbolism of a Living Tradition
    Transcendent Wisdom of the Maya: The Ceremonies and Symbolism of a Living Tradition

    An initiate’s inside account of ancient Maya spiritual practices alive today

• Includes a Foreword by José Luis Tigüilá NABÉ kaxbaltzij, spokesperson of the Maya municipality 
• Details the initiation process the author went through to become a Maya shaman-priestess, including rituals, prayers, and ceremonies 
• Explains the foundational spiritual wisdom of the Maya calendar as a living entity, its cycles of time, and the significance of “the counting of the days”, which helps keep time itself alive 
• Examines the power of dance and Maya ceremonies, Maya future-telling, and communication with ancestors through the sacred fire 

Offering an insider’s experiential account of ancient Maya spiritual wisdom and practices, initiated Maya shaman-priestess Gabriela Jurosz-Landa opens up the mysterious world of the Maya, dispelling the rampant misinformation about their beliefs and traditions, sharing the transcendent beauty of their ceremonies, and explaining the Maya understanding of time, foundational to their spiritual worldview and cosmology. 

The author, an anthropologist, details the initiation process she went through to become a Maya shaman-priestess in Guatemala, including rituals, prayers, the presence of numinous forces, and the transmission of sacred knowledge. 
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Enjoy your reading day!  

Source: Cambridge University Press and Ancient Origins.