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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Suggested Books of the Week 20, 2018

Check out these books below by Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press

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Calendrical Calculations

Calendrical Calculations:
The Ultimate Edition
An invaluable resource for working programmers, as well as a fount of useful algorithmic tools for computer scientists, astronomers, and other calendar enthusiasts, The Ultimate Edition updates and expands the previous edition to achieve more accurate results and present new calendar variants. The book now includes coverage of Unix dates, Italian time, the Akan, Icelandic, Saudi Arabian Umm al-Qura, and Babylonian calendars. 

There are also expanded treatments of the observational Islamic and Hebrew calendars and brief discussions of the Samaritan and Nepalese calendars. Several of the astronomical functions have been rewritten to produce more accurate results and to include calculations of moonrise and moonset. The authors frame the calendars of the world in a completely algorithmic form, allowing easy conversion among these calendars and the determination of secular and religious holidays. LISP code for all the algorithms is available in machine-readable form.  
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Adversarial Machine Learning 

Adversarial Machine Learning
Written by leading researchers, this complete introduction brings together all the theory and tools needed for building robust machine learning in adversarial environments. Discover how machine learning systems can adapt when an adversary actively poisons data to manipulate statistical inference, learn the latest practical techniques for investigating system security and performing robust data analysis, and gain insight into new approaches for designing effective countermeasures against the latest wave of cyber-attacks...
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Cambridge Series in Statistical and Probabilistic thematics


Cambridge Series in Statistical
and Probabilistic Mathematics


This series of high quality upper-division textbooks and expository monographs covers all areas of stochastic applicable mathematics. The topics range from pure and applied statistics to probability theory, operations research, mathematical programming, and optimisation. The books contain clear presentations of new developments in the field and also of the state of the art in classical methods. While emphasising rigorous treatment of theoretical methods, the books also contain applications and discussions of new techniques made possible by advances in computational practice.
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Society and the Internet
 
Society and the Internet
The book describes how society is being shaped by the diffusion and increasing centrality of the Internet in everyday life and work. It introduces students and those interested in the factors shaping the Internet and its impact on society to a core set of readings that address this question in specific social and institutional contexts.
  • Interdisciplinary appeal across the social sciences
  • Chapters focus on showing how research can inform and stimulate debate on theory, policy, and practice
  • Accessibly written and clearly structured introduction to the social shaping of the Internet and its societal implications
  • Ideal for advanced courses on the Internet and ICT
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Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introducion 

Artificial Intelligence:  
A Very Short Introducion
This concise guide explains the history, theory, potential, application, and limitations of Artificial Intelligence. Boden shows how research into AI has shed light on the working of human and animal minds, and she considers the philosophical challenges AI raises: could programs ever be really intelligent, creative or even conscious?
  • Presents a rounded view of Artificial Intelligence, its history, its successes, its limitations, and its future goals
  • Considers the realistic and unrealistic expectations we have placed on AI


  • Shows how the results of Artificial Intelligence have been valuable in helping to understand the mental processes of memory, learning, and language for living creatures
  • Explores the issues AI raises about what it means to be creative, intelligent, conscious - and human
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over nine million copies sold worldwide
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    The Oxford Handbook of Technology and Music Education

    The Oxford Handbook
    of Technology and Music Education
    Few aspects of daily existence are untouched by technology. The learning and teaching of music is no exception and arguably has been impacted as much or more than other areas of life. Digital technologies have come to affect music learning and teaching in profound ways, influencing everything from how we create, listen, share, consume, interact, and conceptualize musical practices and the musical experience. For a discipline as entrenched in tradition as music education, this has brought forth myriad views on what does and should constitute music learning and teaching...
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    Source: Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press


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