Elegant Complexity

Elegant Complexity Author Greg Carlisle
ISBN-10 0976146533
Release 2007
Pages 512
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"Elegant Complexity is the first critical work to provide detailed and thorough commentary on each of the 192 sections of David Foster Wallace's masterful Infinite Jest. No other commentary on Infinite Jest recognizes that Wallace clearly divided the book into 28 chapters that are thematically unified. A chronology at the end of the study reorders each section of the novel into a sequential timeline that orients the reader and that could be used to support a chronological reading of the novel. Other helpful reference materials include a thematic outline, more chronologies, a map of one the novel's settings, lists of characters grouped by association, and an indexed list of references. Elegant Complexity orients the reader at the beginning of each section and keeps commentary separate for those readers who only want orientation. The researcher looking for specific characters or themes is provided a key at the beginning of each commentary. Carlisle explains the novel's complex plot threads (and discrepancies) with expert insight and clear commentary. The book is 99% spoiler-free for first-time readers of Infinite Jest."--Publisher's website.



Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest Author David Foster Wallace
ISBN-10 9780748130986
Release 2011-04-14
Pages 1104
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Somewhere in the not-so-distant future the residents of Ennet House, a Boston halfway house for recovering addicts, and students at the nearby Enfield Tennis Academy are ensnared in the search for the master copy of INFINITE JEST, a movie said to be so dangerously entertaining its viewers become entranced and expire in a state of catatonic bliss . . . 'Wallace's exuberance and intellectual impishness are a delight, and he has deep things to say about the hollowness of contemporary American pleasure . . . sentences and whole pages are marvels of cosmic concentration . . . Wallace is a superb comedian of culture' James Wood, GUARDIAN



The Paleo Project

The Paleo Project Author Marc Bubbs
ISBN-10 9781460252031
Release 2015-02-03
Pages 344
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We live in a world where it's increasingly difficult to maintain your ideal bodyweight, feel happy and vibrant, and fight off pain and chronic diseases. If you simply go with the flow-consuming processed foods and struggling to find time to move and play-you'll get swept away by the current of weight gain and poor mental, emotional and physical health. In The Paleo Project, naturopathic doctor Marc Bubbs uncovers how an ancestral approach to eating dramatically affects key systems in your body. Extensively researched and packed full of assessments, lab tests and action plans, this book is an essential guide for anyone who wishes to achieve their weight loss and performance potential. You are an athlete. You were born to crawl, squat, bend, run, jump, smile and laugh along the way. These qualities are effortless and natural when we are children, yet somehow we lose touch with them as we get older. Begin The Paleo Project and reconnect with your "inner athlete" to build a better brain, a better body, a better you. Dr. Bubbs' innovative system has proven to be a game-changer for countless patients and athletes. Make YOU your project for this year!



Nanobiotechnology II

Nanobiotechnology II Author Chad A. Mirkin
ISBN-10 9783527610372
Release 2007-02-27
Pages 459
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This second volume on a burgeoning field retains the proven concept of the spectacularly successful first one, extending and supplementing it. Individual sections are each dedicated to nanoparticles, nanostructures and patterns, nanodevices and machines, and nanoanalytics. Essential reading for an entire generation of scientists, this authoritative survey defines one of the most important new scientific fields to have emerged for many decades.



Elegance

Elegance Author Ali Rahim
ISBN-10 9780470029688
Release 2007-03-23
Pages 128
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Elegance represents an important watershed in architectural design. Since the onset of computer-driven technologies, innovative designers have, almost exclusively, been preoccupied with the pursuit of digital techniques. This issue of AD extrapolates current design tendencies and brings them together to present a new type of architecture, one that is seamlessly trying processes, space, structure and material together with beauty. ‘Elegance’ here is cast with a new contemporary meaning as it is applied to work that is effortlessly complex. It is analogous to an elegant algorithm that uses a small amount of initiative code to great effect. In a structure elegance may be expressed by a complex surface that retains its continuity and integrity even when punctured. In many ways, Elegance marks a coming of age for, ‘digital architecture’, as architects become more adept at producing complexity and integrating digital design technologies, production and assembly systems producing elegant solutions. It is the potent finesse that is often associated with the work of Zaha Hadid Architects and other featured architects, such as Mark Goulthorpe of Decoi and Hani Rashid of Asymptote.



David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest

David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest Author Stephen Burn
ISBN-10 082641477X
Release 2003-05-20
Pages 96
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This is part of a new series of guides to contemporary novels. The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to some of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential novels of recent years - from ‘The Remains of the Day' to ‘White Teeth'. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question.



Complexity

Complexity Author Nam P. Suh
ISBN-10 9780195178760
Release 2005
Pages 300
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Nam P. Suh focussed his axiomatic design theories on methods to understand and deal with complexity. Suh is a well-respected designer and researcher in the fields of manufacturing and composite materials. He is best known for his systems that aim to speed up and simplify the process of design for manufacturing. The 'axioms' in axiomatic design refer to a process to help engineers reduce design specifications down to their simplest components, so that the engineers can produce the simplest possible solution to a problem. Complexity, besides being a key area of burgeoning research in disciplines interested in complex systems and chaos theory (like computer science and physics), is a complicating factor in engineering design that many engineers find difficult to overcome. Suh's multidisciplinary exploration of complex systems is meant to eliminate much of the confusion and allow engineers to accommodate complexity within simple, elegant design solutions.



Complexity and Postmodernism

Complexity and Postmodernism Author Paul Cilliers
ISBN-10 0415152860
Release 1998
Pages 156
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In Complexity and Postmodernism, Paul Cilliers explores the idea of complexity in the light of contemporary perspectives from philosophy and science. Cilliers offers us a unique approach to understanding complexity and computational theory by integrating postmodern theory (like that of Derrida and Lyotard) into his discussion. Complexity and Postmodernism is an exciting and an original book that should be read by anyone interested in gaining a fresh understanding of complexity, postmodernism and connectionism.



Stones Across the River

Stones Across the River Author Phillip Berry
ISBN-10 9780998168920
Release 2016-11-06
Pages 202
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Now, at mid-career or beyond, you are asking: Have I reached my peak? Have I already done my best work? Those are the wrong questions. The more important question is: How do I do my best work in what are now my peak years? STONES ACROSS THE RIVER is a guidebook. A roadmap to your best work in your peak years. Phillip Berry guides you through three key areas of your journey: personal development, coping with adversity, and lessons in leadership. The book reflects the author's entrepreneurial journey while blending elements of the philosophical, spiritual, and pragmatic. What is your best work? What are your peak years? STONES ACROSS THE RIVER will help you answer those questions for yourself.



Waging War on Complexity Costs Reshape Your Cost Structure Free Up Cash Flows and Boost Productivity by Attacking Process Product and Organizational Complexity

Waging War on Complexity Costs  Reshape Your Cost Structure  Free Up Cash Flows and Boost Productivity by Attacking Process  Product and Organizational Complexity Author Stephen A. Wilson
ISBN-10 9780071713504
Release 2009-11-13
Pages 352
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Shed Revenue-Draining Complexity Costs by Thirty Percent! “This is an ambitious book packed with insight and fresh thinking. Separating good from bad complexity costs is a critical task facing companies today, and the authors provide a compelling roadmap for solving the problem.” Michael B. McCallister, President and CEO, Humana Inc. “Waging War on Complexity Costs examines an incredibly important and often overlooked aspect of business and organizations in general—regulators and government officials should read this book and take notice. Complexity dramatically increases costs and risk of failure. It is like a cancer that eats away at efficiency and profitability.” Andy Beal, Chairman and CEO, Beal Bank “This is by far the best and most useful explanation of how to address complexity in a business. Waging War on Complexity Costs frames the issue in a way that companies can finally tackle the problem—this book delivers.” Ahmad R. Chatila, CEO, MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. “This is the first book that really targets organizational complexity in a compelling way, making this a must-read for any organization that is looking to distance itself from the competition. After years of cost-cutting, many companies are realizing that they still don’t have a discernable cost advantage. This book provides the platform to achieve just that, by attacking the complexity that bogs them down.” Tom DiDonato, EVP Human Resources, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. About the Book: Complexity costs are the single biggest determinant of your company’s cost competitiveness. For the past two decades the pursuit of growth has created massive complexity in processes, product portfolios, and organizations, adding costs that companies can ill afford. The only good news is that your competitors may be carrying as much complexity as you are. Learn how to eliminate this complexity, and you can create a tremendous cost advantage over your competition. In Waging War on Complexity Costs, Stephen Wilson and Andrei Perumal deliver a powerful and practical approach for reclaiming your cost advantage. This executive-level resource presents a wealth of insight and new research to definitively answer key questions such as: How can I quantify the cost of complexity without getting lost in a sea of data? Where are the biggest opportunities for reducing product, process, and organizational complexity, and how can I cut through the interdependencies that trap these costs? How can I see results quickly by taking targeted actions against key levers? How do I keep complexity costs at bay? It is not enough to attack bloated product portfolios. Substantive cost improvements require addressing the complexity in the underlying processes and organizational structures. Waging War on Complexity Costs provides a wealth of relevant case studies with examples from Kraft, Tesco, Fiat, and the U.S. Navy and highlights specific strategies for reducing costs by 15-30% in significant portions of your business. Tomorrow’s consumers are emerging as wellinformed customers who know what they want and the price they’re willing to pay for it. Complexity not only drives costs; it creates a barrier between you and the customer. Declare a war on complexity costs and prepare for profitable growth.



Psychic Psychology

Psychic Psychology Author John Friedlander
ISBN-10 9781556439971
Release 2011
Pages 348
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Personal Immortality by Automatic All Natural Processes

Personal Immortality by Automatic All Natural Processes Author Everett Cheney
ISBN-10 9781452003924
Release 2010-06-02
Pages 516
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This all-naturalistic book is offered in response to a growing worldwide need for a new comprehensive alternative to Supernaturalistic Theism. Modern learning and recent religion inspired human world savagery have turned off more people than ever before, from the many traditional Supernaturalistic Theistic Religions. Worldwide, more than a billion people already share all-naturalistic world views and values, but many lack an adequate chart to help navigate the rough and uncertain waters of personal living existence. This book is an effort to provide information to help the interested naturalistic reader formulate such a chart, and in the process, also explain how and why everyone automatically and unconditionally lives forever by forever ongoing all-natural processes. The concept of all things by natural processes that is described and explained in this book, could give some people a whole new understanding of Reality, and change their lives for the better in important ways. And it might also inspire some people to more fully and enthusiastically participate in the celebration of life, and when their end times near, help them make their final peace with the darkness.



The Art of Game Design

The Art of Game Design Author Jesse Schell
ISBN-10 9781498759564
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 600
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Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.



The Elegant Solution

The Elegant Solution Author Matthew E. May
ISBN-10 9780743290173
Release 2007
Pages 236
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Reveals the business philosophies of the Toyota corporation that have rendered it one of the ten most profitable companies in the world, explaining how its innovations have been culled from employees at every level of its organization and how their team-based examples can be successfully implemented by today's managers. 40,000 first printing.



Organize for Complexity

Organize for Complexity Author Niels Pflaeging
ISBN-10 0991537602
Release 2014-02-20
Pages 650
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A book about complexity and work - and about how to deal productively with both. A condensed introduction to the theory and practice of organizational high performance. A manifesto for contemporary leadership and profound transformation in organizations of all kinds. 2nd eidition. Now with a bonus chapter! "Boldly, Pflaeging dissects classic management theory and in a well-humored manner, offers coherent alternatives." Harvard Business Review "Niels Pflaeging is the father of the end of management." Winfried Felser, competence-site "When Pflaeging shakes the dogmas of management, they crumble in his hands." Financial Times Germany "Niels Pflaeging is always right up front, where the new in business is getting measured and mapped." Peter Felixberger, changeX



Statistical Mechanics

Statistical Mechanics Author James Sethna
ISBN-10 9780198566762
Release 2006-04-06
Pages 349
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Sethna distills the core ideas of statistical mechanics to make room for new advances important to information theory, complexity, and modern biology. He explores everything from chaos through to life at the end of the universe.



The Edge of Evolution

The Edge of Evolution Author Michael J. Behe
ISBN-10 9780743296229
Release 2008-06-17
Pages 336
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The author of Darwin's Black Box draws on new findings in genetics to pose an argument for intelligent design that refutes Darwinian beliefs about evolution while offering alternative analyses of such factors as disease, random mutations, and the human struggle for survival. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.