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Complexity - A Guided Tour (Paperback): Melanie Mitchell Complexity - A Guided Tour (Paperback)
Melanie Mitchell
R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What enables individually simple insects like ants to act with such precision and purpose as a group? How do trillions of neurons produce something as extraordinarily complex as consciousness? In this remarkably clear and companionable book, leading complex systems scientist Melanie Mitchell provides an intimate tour of the sciences of complexity, a broad set of efforts that seek to explain how large-scale complex, organized, and adaptive behavior can emerge from simple interactions among myriad individuals. Based on her work at the Santa Fe Institute and drawing on its interdisciplinary strategies, Mitchell brings clarity to the workings of complexity across a broad range of biological, technological, and social phenomena, seeking out the general principles or laws that apply to all of them. Richly illustrated, Complexity: A Guided Tour--winner of the 2010 Phi Beta Kappa Book Award in Science--offers a wide-ranging overview of the ideas underlying complex systems science, the current research at the forefront of this field, and the prospects for its contribution to solving some of the most important scientific questions of our time.

Artificial Intelligence - A Guide for Thinking Humans (Paperback): Melanie Mitchell Artificial Intelligence - A Guide for Thinking Humans (Paperback)
Melanie Mitchell
R265 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R53 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'If you think you understand AI and all of the related issues, you don't. By the time you finish this exceptionally lucid and riveting book you will breathe more easily and wisely' - Michael Gazzaniga A leading computer scientist brings human sense to the AI bubble No recent scientific enterprise has been so alluring, terrifying and filled with extravagant promise and frustrating setbacks as artificial intelligence. Writing with clarity and passion, leading AI researcher Melanie Mitchell offers a captivating account of modern-day artificial intelligence. Flavoured with personal stories and a twist of humour, Artificial Intelligence illuminates the workings of machines that mimic human learning, perception, language, creativity and common sense. Weaving together advances in AI with cognitive science and philosophy, Mitchell probes the extent to which today's 'smart' machines can actually think or understand, and whether AI even requires such elusive human qualities at all. Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans provides readers with an accessible and clear-eyed view of the AI landscape, what the field has actually accomplished, how much further it has to go and what it means for all of our futures.

Artificial Intelligence - A Guide for Thinking Humans (Paperback): Melanie Mitchell Artificial Intelligence - A Guide for Thinking Humans (Paperback)
Melanie Mitchell
R413 R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Save R64 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Three Craws - A Lift-the-Flap Scottish Rhyme (Board book): Melanie Mitchell Three Craws - A Lift-the-Flap Scottish Rhyme (Board book)
Melanie Mitchell 1
R192 R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Save R30 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Three craws sat upon a waw, Sat upon a waw, sat upon a waw, Three craws sat upon a waw, On a cauld and frosty morning.' Sing along and lift the flaps to discover what the cheeky -- and chilly -- little craws get up to sitting on their wall! The first craw is crying for his mum, the second falls and skins his jaw and the third can't fly at all. But where is the fourth little craw? With all this mischief, it's just as well mummy crow is waiting to give them a big hug. This playful re-imagining of the traditional Scottish rhyme is perfect for sharing with very young children. The bright, colourful illustrations are full of fun details to spot and each page is enhanced with durable, toddler-friendly flaps.

Teddy Bear Says filled counterpack (Hardcover, New edition): Suzy Senior Teddy Bear Says filled counterpack (Hardcover, New edition)
Suzy Senior; Illustrated by Melanie Mitchell
R2,699 R1,971 Discovery Miles 19 710 Save R728 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Adorable teddy-shaped board books, each with a different bear on the front and a jolly rhyme inside. Melanie Mitchell's loveable and cuddly bears are irresistibly appealing The titles are: Teddy Bear says Good Night, Teddy Bear Says I Love You, Teddy Bear Says Let's Hug, and Teddy Bear Says Wake Up! 5 copies of each title in this pack

The City & Guilds, Level 2: NVQ Hairdressing Logbook (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Melanie Mitchell The City & Guilds, Level 2: NVQ Hairdressing Logbook (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Melanie Mitchell
R419 Discovery Miles 4 190 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The City & Guilds, Level 1 - NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing and Barbering Logbook (Paperback): Melanie Mitchell The City & Guilds, Level 1 - NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing and Barbering Logbook (Paperback)
Melanie Mitchell
R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
My Little Bible board book (Board book, New edition): Christina Goodings My Little Bible board book (Board book, New edition)
Christina Goodings; Illustrated by Melanie Mitchell
R148 R127 Discovery Miles 1 270 Save R21 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This wonderfully child-friendly volume collects of some of the best-loved Bible stories, from beginning to end

This colorful, chunky board book retells the Bible in 20 favorite episodes so that young children may begin to explore the Bible for themselves. The simple, short stories highlight key aspects of the Christian faith--love, obedience, and trust--whilst Melanie Mitchell's bright and smiley characters exude cheerfulness and faith. The padded covers and rounded corners mean that this book is ideal for little hands and everyday play. The result is a very useable book which feels about the same size as a proper grown up Bible and that very little children can browse on their own or have read aloud to them.

Mummy and Baby Jungle - Soft-to-Touch Jigsaws (Board book): Smriti Prasadam Mummy and Baby Jungle - Soft-to-Touch Jigsaws (Board book)
Smriti Prasadam; Illustrated by Melanie Mitchell
R142 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R13 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Mummy and baby elephant are cuddly and grey. They splash about together and find new games to play! Stroke their smooth skin! There are elephants, tigers, crocodiles and pandas to meet in this gorgeous book. Children can press out and play with the eight furrry jungle animals, matching each baby with its mummy and then fitting them together again! Mummy and Baby Jungle is one in a series of four books, each featuring two adorable soft-to-touch animals on every page. These delightfully simple jigsaws are designed especially for very young children to develop hand-eye co-ordination, and are perfect for little hands to stroke.

Artificial Intelligence - A Guide for Thinking Humans (Hardcover): Melanie Mitchell Artificial Intelligence - A Guide for Thinking Humans (Hardcover)
Melanie Mitchell 1
R475 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R96 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'If you think you understand AI and all of the related issues, you don't. By the time you finish this exceptionally lucid and riveting book you will breathe more easily and wisely' - Michael Gazzaniga A leading computer scientist brings human sense to the AI bubble No recent scientific enterprise has been so alluring, terrifying and filled with extravagant promise and frustrating setbacks as artificial intelligence. Writing with clarity and passion, leading AI researcher Melanie Mitchell offers a captivating account of modern-day artificial intelligence. Flavoured with personal stories and a twist of humour, Artificial Intelligence illuminates the workings of machines that mimic human learning, perception, language, creativity and common sense. Weaving together advances in AI with cognitive science and philosophy, Mitchell probes the extent to which today's 'smart' machines can actually think or understand, and whether AI even requires such elusive human qualities at all. Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans provides readers with an accessible and clear-eyed view of the AI landscape, what the field has actually accomplished, how much further it has to go and what it means for all of our futures.

The Biggest Thing in the World (Hardcover, New edition): Kenneth Steven The Biggest Thing in the World (Hardcover, New edition)
Kenneth Steven; Illustrated by Melanie Mitchell 1
R134 R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Save R19 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A little polar bear cub explores the world with his mother and discovers many huge and wonderful things. But in answer to the question 'Is that the biggest thing in the world?' the answer is always 'no'. At the end of the day, little bear wants to know what the biggest thing really is - and finds out with his mother's help that it is love. This heart-warming picture book, with a final fold-out page, stars an adorable cast of wide-eyed animals which are sure to appeal to children and the grown-ups who share this story with them. Scottish author Kenneth Steven is the author of The Sea Mice and the Stars, a picture book which was chosen as the runner up in the inaugural 2006 Royal Mail Scottish Booktrust Awards.

A Gift for a Little Child's Baptism (Hardcover, New edition): Sophie Piper A Gift for a Little Child's Baptism (Hardcover, New edition)
Sophie Piper; Illustrated by Melanie Mitchell
R213 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R37 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Simple prayers and appealing illustrations make this precious book a delight to give on the occasion or anniversary of a baptism or christening A selection of modern and traditional blessings touch on the values that a grown-up wishes for every newly baptized child in this adorably illustrated baptism companion. Themes include love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The book also includes a dedication page to record the date of the baptism, the name of the child, and the godparents.

Peepo Paw Prints (Board book): Smriti Prasadam Peepo Paw Prints (Board book)
Smriti Prasadam; Illustrated by Melanie Mitchell
R198 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R22 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Babies will love putting both hands right on to the pages of this book and pulling down the flaps to name all the familiar animals - until they find their own little prints - and their own little face.

Level 3 SVQ in Hairdressing at Level 6 SCQF Logbook (Scottish Version), Level 3 SVQ at level 6 SCQF (Paperback): Melanie... Level 3 SVQ in Hairdressing at Level 6 SCQF Logbook (Scottish Version), Level 3 SVQ at level 6 SCQF (Paperback)
Melanie Mitchell
R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
NVQ in Hairdressing Candidate Logbook, Level 3 - NVQ Hairdressing Logbook (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Melanie Mitchell NVQ in Hairdressing Candidate Logbook, Level 3 - NVQ Hairdressing Logbook (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Melanie Mitchell
R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Little Chick's Bible (Board book): P. J. Lyons, Zondervan Publishing Little Chick's Bible (Board book)
P. J. Lyons, Zondervan Publishing; Illustrated by Melanie Mitchell
R355 R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Save R18 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Little Chick s Bible is a soft, cuddly Bible that children age 2-5 can call their own. Throughout this plush-covered book little ones learn that they re loved and cared for by God as they hear about God s faithfulness in stories from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. With sweet, rhyming text and colorful illustrations, this soft and cuddly character storybook Bible is sure to become a classic with preschoolers."

Butterflies and Flower Petals (Hardcover): Wilene Dunn Butterflies and Flower Petals (Hardcover)
Wilene Dunn; Illustrated by Melanie Mitchell
R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Raindrops & Lightening Bugs (Hardcover): Wilene Dunn Raindrops & Lightening Bugs (Hardcover)
Wilene Dunn; Illustrated by Melanie Mitchell
R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
From Maple Tree to Syrup (Paperback): Melanie Mitchell From Maple Tree to Syrup (Paperback)
Melanie Mitchell
R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Monkee Magic - a Book about a TV Show about a Band (Paperback): Melanie Mitchell Monkee Magic - a Book about a TV Show about a Band (Paperback)
Melanie Mitchell
R450 Discovery Miles 4 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Before the first gold record, before the first concert tour, before the Monkees racked up four number-one albums in a single year and outsold the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, "THE MONKEES" was a half-hour TV show, airing Monday nights on NBC. Join a nostalgic viewer as she rediscovers the magical series of her childhood, exploring the episodes with a warm heart, a critical eye and a sentimental sensibility. From teeny bopper bubblegum to psychedelic experimentation, from matching blue eight-button shirts to eye-popping paisley, from playful romps to sophisticated performance videos, watch the sideburns grow and the love beads multiply as the revolutionary, rebellious little rock 'n' roll TV show cheerfully pokes the corporate network television machine and paves the way for boy bands, MTV and "American Idol."

"Monkee Magic: a Book about a TV Show about a Band" provides insightful commentary about all 58 episodes of the original Monkees television series, as well as the feature film "Head" and the group's two stand-alone TV specials. With a wry sense of humor and just a little bit of affectionate snark, the author notes comedy highlights, running gags, nitpicks, obscure cultural references and inside jokes. It's a fresh view, a provocative analysis and a whimsical journey for dedicated Monkees fans and nostalgic boomers alike.

"Iain Lee, broadcaster and Monkee Maniac: " At last, "THE MONKEES" TV series is given the respect and the detailed study it has long deserved. While their music is seen by many as timeless and classic, the onscreen antics of the pre-fab four have been criminally overlooked. Now the groundbreaking and innovative show is gathered together in one well written and passionate book.

Perspectives on Adaptation in Natural and Artificial Systems (Hardcover, New): Lashon Booker, Stephanie Forrest, Melanie... Perspectives on Adaptation in Natural and Artificial Systems (Hardcover, New)
Lashon Booker, Stephanie Forrest, Melanie Mitchell, Rick Riolo
R2,402 Discovery Miles 24 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book is a collection of essays exploring adaptive systems from many perspectives, ranging from computational applications to models of adaptation in living and social systems. The essays on computation discuss history, theory, applications, and possible threats of adaptive and evolving computations systems. The modeling chapters cover topics such as evolution in microbial populations, the evolution of cooperation, and how ideas about evolution relate to economics.
The title Perspectives on Adaptation in Natural and Artificial Systems honors John Holland, whose 1975 Book, Adaptation in Natural and Artificial Systems has become a classic text for many disciplines in which adaptation play a central role. The essays brought together here were originally written to honor John Holland, and span most of the different areas touched by his wide-ranging and influential research career. The authors include some of the most prominent scientists in the fields of artificial intelligence evolutionary computation, and complex adaptive systems. Taken together, these essays present a broad modern picture of current research on adaptation as it relates to computers, living systems, society, and their complex interactions.

An Introduction to Genetic Algorithms (Paperback, New Ed): Melanie Mitchell An Introduction to Genetic Algorithms (Paperback, New Ed)
Melanie Mitchell
R966 R879 Discovery Miles 8 790 Save R87 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Genetic algorithms have been used in science and engineering as adaptive algorithms for solving practical problems and as computational models of natural evolutionary systems. This brief, accessible introduction describes some of the most interesting research in the field and also enables readers to implement and experiment with genetic algorithms on their own. It focuses in depth on a small set of important and interesting topics -- particularly in machine learning, scientific modeling, and artificial life -- and reviews a broad span of research, including the work of Mitchell and her colleagues.

The descriptions of applications and modeling projects stretch beyond the strict boundaries of computer science to include dynamical systems theory, game theory, molecular biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, and population genetics, underscoring the exciting "general purpose" nature of genetic algorithms as search methods that can be employed across disciplines.

"An Introduction to Genetic Algorithms" is accessible to students and researchers in any scientific discipline. It includes many thought and computer exercises that build on and reinforce the reader's understanding of the text.

The first chapter introduces genetic algorithms and their terminology and describes two provocative applications in detail. The second and third chapters look at the use of genetic algorithms in machine learning (computer programs, data analysis and prediction, neural networks) and in scientific models (interactions among learning, evolution, and culture; sexual selection; ecosystems; evolutionary activity). Several approaches to the theory of genetic algorithms are discussed in depth in the fourth chapter. The fifth chapter takes up implementation, and the last chapter poses some currently unanswered questions and surveys prospects for the future of evolutionary computation.

Time to Share - A Story of Sharing (Hardcover): Lynne Gibbs Time to Share - A Story of Sharing (Hardcover)
Lynne Gibbs; Illustrated by Melanie Mitchell
R618 Discovery Miles 6 180 Out of stock

Ping the panda hoards his bamboo, rather than sharing it with his two best friends who are starving. His friends leave to find food, leaving Ping all alone. Later reunited, Ping tells his friends everything, which creates an interesting situation that teaches readers two very important lessons; forgiving is divine, and sharing is sublime.

Molly Mouse Is Shy - A Story of Shyness (Hardcover): Lynne Gibbs Molly Mouse Is Shy - A Story of Shyness (Hardcover)
Lynne Gibbs; Illustrated by Melanie Mitchell
R618 Discovery Miles 6 180 Out of stock

Molly is a painfully shy mouse. She really doesnt want to attend her neighbors party, and creates various excuses as to why she cant go. Ultimately, Molly learns how to overcome her shyness, and makes some wonderful friends in the process.

Green (Paperback): Melanie Mitchell Green (Paperback)
Melanie Mitchell
R122 Discovery Miles 1 220 Out of stock
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