The beginning of heaven and Earth has no name : seven days by Heinz von Foerster, Albert Müller, Karl H. Müller, Elinor

By Heinz von Foerster, Albert Müller, Karl H. Müller, Elinor Rooks, Michael Kasenbacher

Heinz von Foerster was once the inventor of second-order cybernetics, which acknowledges the investigator as a part of the procedure he's investigating. the start of Heaven and Earth Has No identify offers an obtainable, nonmathematical, and complete assessment of von Foerster's cybernetic rules and of the philosophy latent inside them. It distills thoughts scattered around the lifework of this clinical polymath and influential interdisciplinarian. whilst, as a book-length interview, it does justice to von Foerster's élan as a speaker and improviser, his ability as a raconteur.

Developed from a week-long dialog among the editors and von Foerster close to the top of his existence, this paintings playfully engages von Foerster in constructing the variation his suggestion of second-order cybernetics makes for themes starting from emergence, existence, order, and thermodynamics to remark, recursion, cognition, notion, reminiscence, and communication.

The publication offers an English-speaking viewers a brand new ease of entry to the wealthy proposal and beneficiant spirit of this awesome and protean philosopher

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What to Say to a Porcupine: 20 Humorous Tales That Get to by Richard S. Gallagher

By Richard S. Gallagher

What do a tough colony of porcupines, an upscale eating place run through hyenas, and a well-known medieval knight have in universal? they're all a part of essentially the most unique and instructive books on customer support ever written. What to claim to a Porcupine makes use of the layout of Aesop's fables to demonstrate primary rules of purchaser carrier, together with: by means of a Hare: nice provider is all approximately going the additional mile, as realized via a bunch of rabbits working an convey mail supply carrier. endure with Me: One grizzly bear's honey store undergoes an grand transformation whilst he discovers a greater strategy to greet his buyers. What to claim to a Porcupine: whilst a newly arrived colony of hard porcupines wreaks havoc on neighborhood companies, readers get a lesson on dealing with tricky clients in a good, positive demeanour. each one tale is by way of a quick dialogue, illuminating subject matters from buyer relationships to the right way to inspire a carrier workforce. enjoyable, quickly, and optimistic, this can be a advisor for someone considering customer support.

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Measuring Country Image : Theory, Method, and Effects by Alexander Buhmann

By Alexander Buhmann

Alexander Buhmann develops a brand new version for measuring the structure and results of state pictures through combining well-established strategies from nationwide id thought and perspective idea with a up to date version from attractiveness administration. The version is operationalized and established in surveys. effects express how varied cognitive and affective dimensions of the rustic photo have an effect on one another and finally bring about the facilitation of behavioral intentions. The e-book introduces a theory-grounded method of make clear the dimensionality of the rustic photo. it's the first to operationalize and try the scale of the rustic picture by means of combining formative and reflective measures in a mixed-specified model.

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VLSI implementations for image communications by P. Pirsch

By P. Pirsch

The prior few years have obvious a swift progress in snapshot processing and picture verbal exchange applied sciences. New video prone and multimedia functions are continually being designed. crucial for most of these functions are photograph and video compression recommendations. the aim of this e-book is to document on contemporary advances in VLSI architectures and their implementation for video sign processing functions, with emphasis on video coding for bit fee aid. effective VLSI implementation for video sign processing spans a huge variety of disciplines regarding algorithms, architectures, circuits and platforms. fresh development in VLSI architectures and implementations has ended in the aid in price and dimension of video sign processing apparatus and has made video purposes more effective. the subjects coated during this quantity exhibit the more and more interdisciplinary nature of VLSI implementation of video sign processing purposes, regarding interactions among algorithms, VLSI architectures, circuit thoughts, semiconductor applied sciences and CAD for microelectronics

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The business turnaround & bankruptcy kit by John Ventura

By John Ventura

The enterprise Turnaround & financial disaster equipment is a solidly awarded consultant for competently assessing one's monetary recommendations while contemplating the potential for stating financial disaster. Written via expert financial ruin legal professional John Ventura, The company Turnaround & financial disaster equipment bargains symptoms for spotting critical enterprise hassle, suggestion for locating caliber specialist support with one's enterprise financing (recommending that one shouldn't ever try and deal with a turnaround or a financial ruin by means of oneself), innovations for dealing successfully with insistent collectors and concerned staff, and lots more and plenty extra. while you're considering financial ruin on your enterprise, then provide critical consciousness to John Ventura's The enterprise Turnaround & financial ruin equipment.

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Communications and Multimedia Security: 14th IFIP TC 6/TC 11 by Jutta Hämmerle-Uhl, Michael Pober, Andreas Uhl (auth.), Bart

By Jutta Hämmerle-Uhl, Michael Pober, Andreas Uhl (auth.), Bart De Decker, Jana Dittmann, Christian Kraetzer, Claus Vielhauer (eds.)

This booklet constitutes the refereed complaints of the 14th IFIP TC 6/TC eleven foreign convention on Communications and Multimedia safeguard, CMS 2013, held in Magdeburg, Germany, in September 2013. The five revised complete papers awarded including eleven brief papers, five prolonged abstracts describing the posters that have been mentioned on the convention, and a pair of keynote talks have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from 30 submissions. The papers are geared up in topical sections on biometrics; utilized cryptography; electronic watermarking, steganography and forensics; and social community privateness, protection and authentication.

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Communicating Prejudice by Michael L Hecht

By Michael L Hecht

A new integrative conceptual version of prejudice - the layered standpoint of cultural intolerance - is gifted within the quantity. This version is used to research the conversation of prejudice in quite a few guises resembling racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism and classism. Drawing on multidisciplinary views, the 1st chapters current the version and theoretical origin for the booklet. next chapters study particular foci of prejudice together with own prejudice in relationships, companies, and the media. a sequence of non-public narratives are incorporated to demonstrate particular kinds and circumstances of prejudice.

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