The Swarm

The Swarm
Author : Frank Schatzing
Publisher : Harper Collins
Total Pages : 912
Release : 2009-03-17
ISBN 10 : 9780061803956
ISBN 13 : 0061803952
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swarm Book Description:

Whales begin sinking ships. Toxic, eyeless crabs poison Long Island's water supply. The North Sea shelf collapses, killing thousands in Europe. Around the world, countries are beginning to feel the effects of the ocean's revenge as the seas and their inhabitants begin a violent revolution against mankind. At stake is the survival of the Earth's fragile ecology—and ultimately, the survival of the human race itself. The apocalyptic catastrophes of The Day After Tomorrow meet the watery menace of The Abyss in this gripping, scientifically realistic, and utterly imaginative thriller.

The Night of the Swarm

The Night of the Swarm
Author : Robert V.S. Redick
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 560
Release : 2012-10-25
ISBN 10 : 9780575097803
ISBN 13 : 0575097809
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Night of the Swarm Book Description:

As it reaches its thunderous conclusion. Robert V.S. Redick's stunning and original fantasy series combines the invention of Scott Lynch with the power of Philip Pullman. The mighty centuries-old ship, Chathrand is long gone ... At the centre of an enchanted forest stands a clearing. Above it looms a ruined fragment of a vast tower. At its base, a group of friends. Exhausted, terrified. They stand around the body of a sorcerer, Arunis. They have slain this foe, but not before he unleashed the Swarm of Night, an ever-growing cloud of annihilation that is even now spreading across the world of Alifros. Arunis summoned the Swarm using the Nilstone, an artifact from the land of the dead. And only the Nilstone has the power to banish the Swarm again. But to do this the friends, Pazel, Thasha, Neeps and the mage Ramachni, must pass through a deadly, war-torn world, by land and sea, to the very maw of death's kingdom. Only there, far from any hope of rescue, can the Nilstone be cast away. But the Nilstone is no longer a secret. The sorceress Macadra is searching for the travellers. And while they have only each other to rely on, Macadra has an empire at her command.

The Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts

The Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts
Author : Margaret A. Edwards
Publisher : Chicago : American Library Association
Total Pages : 156
Release : 1994
ISBN 10 : IND:30000041160692
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts Book Description:

This reprint of Margaret Edwards's articles on young adult librarianship has been extended with material written specially by her for this book; with a pictorial essay acquainting readers with the era in which she worked; a foreword and an afterword by Patty Campbell; and explanatory footnotes.

The Swarm

The Swarm
Author : Arthur Herzog
Publisher : Arthur Herzog III
Total Pages : 257
Release : 2002-10
ISBN 10 : 9780595253418
ISBN 13 : 0595253415
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swarm Book Description:

Killer bees from Africa attack the US.

Handbook of Research on Design Control and Modeling of Swarm Robotics

Handbook of Research on Design  Control  and Modeling of Swarm Robotics
Author : Tan, Ying
Publisher : IGI Global
Total Pages : 854
Release : 2015-12-09
ISBN 10 : 9781466695733
ISBN 13 : 1466695730
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Design Control and Modeling of Swarm Robotics Book Description:

Studies on robotics applications have grown substantially in recent years, with swarm robotics being a relatively new area of research. Inspired by studies in swarm intelligence and robotics, swarm robotics facilitates interactions between robots as well as their interactions with the environment. The Handbook of Research on Design, Control, and Modeling of Swarm Robotics is a collection of the most important research achievements in swarm robotics thus far, covering the growing areas of design, control, and modeling of swarm robotics. This handbook serves as an essential resource for researchers, engineers, graduates, and senior undergraduates with interests in swarm robotics and its applications.

In the Swarm

In the Swarm
Author : Byung-Chul Han
Publisher : MIT Press
Total Pages : 85
Release : 2017-04-07
ISBN 10 : 9780262533362
ISBN 13 : 0262533367
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Swarm Book Description:

A prominent German thinker argues that—contrary to “Twitter Revolution” cheerleading—digital communication is destroying political discourse and political action. The shitstorm represents an authentic phenomenon of digital communication. —from In the Swarm Digital communication and social media have taken over our lives. In this contrarian reflection on digitized life, Byung-Chul Han counters the cheerleaders for Twitter revolutions and Facebook activism by arguing that digital communication is in fact responsible for the disintegration of community and public space and is slowly eroding any possibility for real political action and meaningful political discourse. In the predigital, analog era, by the time an angry letter to the editor had been composed, mailed, and received, the immediate agitation had passed. Today, digital communication enables instantaneous, impulsive reaction, meant to express and stir up outrage on the spot. “The shitstorm,” writes Han, ”represents an authentic phenomenon of digital communication.” Meanwhile, the public, the senders and receivers of these communications have become a digital swarm—not a mass, or a crowd, or Negri and Hardt's antiquated notion of a “multitude,” but a set of isolated individuals incapable of forming a “we,” incapable of calling dominant power relations into question, incapable of formulating a future because of an obsession with the present. The digital swarm is a fragmented entity that can focus on individual persons only in order to make them an object of scandal. Han, one of the most widely read philosophers in Europe today, describes a society in which information has overrun thought, in which the same algorithms are employed by Facebook, the stock market, and the intelligence services. Democracy is under threat because digital communication has made freedom and control indistinguishable. Big Brother has been succeeded by Big Data.

The Swarm

The Swarm
Author : Orson Scott Card
Publisher : Tor Science Fiction
Total Pages : 528
Release : 2018-01-30
ISBN 10 : 076537563X
ISBN 13 : 9780765375636
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swarm Book Description:

Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston return to their Ender's Game prequel series with this first volume of an all-new trilogy about the Second Formic War in The Swarm. The first invasion of Earth was beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces, and the Chinese army. China has been devastated by the Formic's initial efforts to eradicate Earth life forms and prepare the ground for their own settlement. The Scouring of China struck fear into the other nations of the planet; that fear blossomed into drastic action when scientists determined that the single ship that wreaked such damage was merely a scout ship. There is a mothership out beyond the Solar System's Kuiper Belt, and it's heading into the system, unstoppable by any weapons that Earth can muster. Earth has been reorganized for defense. There is now a Hegemon, a planetary official responsible for keeping all the formerly warring nations in line. There's a Polemarch, responsible for organizing all the military forces of the planet into the new International Fleet. But there is an enemy within, an enemy as old as human warfare: ambition and politics. Greed and self-interest. Will Bingwen, Mazer Rackam, Victor Delgado and Lem Juke be able to divert those very human enemies in time to create a weapon that can effectively defend humanity in the inexorable Second Formic War? The Second Formic War #1 The Swarm

Handbook of Swarm Intelligence

Handbook of Swarm Intelligence
Author : Bijaya Ketan Panigrahi
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 544
Release : 2011-02-04
ISBN 10 : 364217390X
ISBN 13 : 9783642173905
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Swarm Intelligence Book Description:

From nature, we observe swarming behavior in the form of ant colonies, bird flocking, animal herding, honey bees, swarming of bacteria, and many more. It is only in recent years that researchers have taken notice of such natural swarming systems as culmination of some form of innate collective intelligence, albeit swarm intelligence (SI) - a metaphor that inspires a myriad of computational problem-solving techniques. In computational intelligence, swarm-like algorithms have been successfully applied to solve many real-world problems in engineering and sciences. This handbook volume serves as a useful foundational as well as consolidatory state-of-art collection of articles in the field from various researchers around the globe. It has a rich collection of contributions pertaining to the theoretical and empirical study of single and multi-objective variants of swarm intelligence based algorithms like particle swarm optimization (PSO), ant colony optimization (ACO), bacterial foraging optimization algorithm (BFOA), honey bee social foraging algorithms, and harmony search (HS). With chapters describing various applications of SI techniques in real-world engineering problems, this handbook can be a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners, giving an in-depth flavor of what SI is capable of achieving.

Star Wars Dark Nest III The Swarm War

Star Wars  Dark Nest III  The Swarm War
Author : Troy Denning
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2012-10-31
ISBN 10 : 9781448164288
ISBN 13 : 1448164281
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Star Wars Dark Nest III The Swarm War Book Description:

The third and last book in the all-new trilogy that will bridge the events of the hugely popular New Jedi Order series, which has sold four million copies to date, and our upcoming 9-book epic Star Wars series to be published in 2006-2008. With the Jedi Order splintered by conflicts of conscience, and a war erupting between the Killiks and Chiss that could spread across the entire galaxy, Luke Skywalker takes charge. His bold plan will play all sides against each other and carry those closest to him deep into hostile territory. It is also the only thing standing between the galaxy and the eternal war that his nephew, Jacen, has foreseen in visions. For the Jedi to succeed, they must step beyond the reach of any galactic government and undermine the war-making capabilities of all sides -- and Luke Skywalker must assume his fated role as true master of the Jedi Order.

Swarm Robotics

Swarm Robotics
Author : Erol Sahin
Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 228
Release : 2007-07-21
ISBN 10 : 9783540715412
ISBN 13 : 354071541X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swarm Robotics Book Description:

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 2nd SAB 2006 International Workshop on Swarm Robotics held in Rome, Italy in September/October 2006 as a satellite event of SAB 2006, the 9th Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior. The 14 revised full papers are organized in topical sections on algorithms, modeling and analysis, hardware, and evolutionary approaches.