Colburn (computer science, U. of Minnesota-Duluth) has a doctorate in philosophy and an advanced degree in computer science; he's worked as a philosophy professor, a computer programmer, and a research scientist in artificial intelligence. Here he discusses the philosophical foundations of artificial intelligence; the new encounter of science and philosophy (logic, models of the mind and of reasoning, epistemology); and the philosophy of computer science (touching on math, abstraction, software, and ontology).
The Science Book explores how scientists have sought to explain our world and the universe, and how scientific discoveries have been made. A new title in DK's successful "Big Ideas, Simply Explained" series, this book on science and the history of science looks at topics such as why Copernicus's ideas were contentious, how Galileo worked out his theories on motion and inertia, and what the discovery of DNA meant. The Science Book covers every area of science--astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, math, and physics, and brings the greatest scientific ideas to life with fascinating text, quirky graphics, and pithy quotes.
Amazing discoveries and inventions of the last eight years bring this new edition of 1,000 Inventions and Discoveries up to date. Uncover the stories behind 1,000 remarkable inventions and discoveries that have shaped our world, from making fire to the gadgets of the 21st century. This revised and updated edition brings this comprehensive review of humanity's greatest ideas up to date. It is packed with discoveries and innovations in science, space, technology, transportation, medicine, mathematics, and language, along with a history timeline.
The most finite resource any manager has is time. This handbook teaches readers how to save and preserve their time by first understanding its limitations, and then showing them how to guard it. Practical guidance includes ways of limiting interaction with subordinates ("Don't sit down ifyou are followed into your office." "Place your chair out of view if your door is open."), the benefits of keeping a time log, and how to chose the best time planner. The book also takes full advantage of modern technology by explaining how to maximize e-mail, voicemail and other tools available to save precious time. The Essential Manager have sold more than 1.9 million copies worldwide! Experienced and novice managers alike can benefit from these compact guides. The topics are relevant to every work environment, from large corporations to small businesses. Concise treatments of dozens of business techniques, skills, methods, and problems are presented with hundreds of photos, charts, and diagrams. It is the most exciting and accessible approach to business and self-improvement available. Indispensable tips formanaging that most precious commodity -- time.
DK's best-selling Essential Managers series are ideal for managers at every level. These compact references demonstrate the techniques and skills that are useful in any work environment, making this series the most accessible single-subject business guides on the market.
From planting herbs to creating a kitchen garden, How to Grow Practically Everything gives beginning gardeners the confidence to grow flowers, fruits, and more. Whether readers want to grow a lemon from a seed, care for a houseplant, or plant a rose arch, each gardening project is presented with clear instructions and photography, sharing the best time to plant, when to expect results, and the equipment and time required.
Over three million copies and 25 years later, Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia is revised and updated with the latest facts, figures, and technologies. Covering more than 380 topics from dinosaurs to digital technology, this highly visual guide engages young readers with photographic spreads and illustrations annotated with amazing trivia. Featuring full-color photographs, maps, cutaway diagrams, charts, and more, Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia is written in a clear and child-friendly style with updates that include recent space missions, scientific breakthroughs, and the latest significant events. Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia is perfect for reports, homework, and independent research. A great addition to any bookshelf, Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia is the essential book for curious young readers who want to know about everything.
Artist's Painting Techniques is your practical guide to learning how to bring out your inner artist with a wide range of painting styles, whether you want to learn how to use acrylics, watercolors, or oil paints. With progression in mind, this master class will teach you the basic principles of painting and then inspire you to move on to new challenges and create masterpieces of your own. It explains which tools, materials, and methods should be used along the way, but lets you develop your artistic skills on your own terms rather than providing a series of steps to be followed. Whether you are a beginner wanting to take up a new hobby or an experienced artist who wants to expand your horizons and learn new styles, Artist's Painting Techniques will set you on your path to creativity.
In partnership with Google, the most extensive and respected search engine on the Web, DK presents the E.encyclopedia, a revolutionary approach to children's reference publishing. A superbly illustrated general encyclopedia on the subjects children most want and need to learn about, the E.encyclopedia is classic DK-quality publishing paired with cutting-edge design. The E.encyclopedia includes nine thematic sections in the encyclopedia including space, earth, history and human body with coverage of over 600 subjects and links to over 1,000 approved sites plus sound buttons, virtual tours and live footage online. There's no need to be stuck with homework ever again.