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The Starless Sea
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The magical new novel from the bestselling author of The Night Circus. Are you lost or are you exploring? When Zachary Rawlins stumbles across a strange book hidden in his university library it leads him on a quest unlike any other. Its pages entrance him with their tales of lovelorn prisoners, lost cities and nameless acolytes, but they also contain something impossible: a recollection from his own childhood. Determined to solve the puzzle of the book, Zachary follows the clues he finds on the cover - a bee, a key and a sword. They guide him to a masquerade ball, to a dangerous secret club, and finally through a magical doorway created by the fierce and mysterious Mirabel. This door leads to a subterranean labyrinth filled with stories, hidden far beneath the surface of the earth. When the labyrinth is threatened, Zachary must race with Mirabel, and Dorian, a handsome barefoot man with shifting alliances, through its twisting tunnels and crowded ballrooms, searching for the end of his story. You are invited to join Zachary on the starless sea: the home of storytellers, story-lovers and those who will protect our stories at all costs.

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Stand: 17.02.2020
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The Starless Sea
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The magical new novel from the bestselling author of The Night Circus. Are you lost or are you exploring? When Zachary Rawlins stumbles across a strange book hidden in his university library it leads him on a quest unlike any other. Its pages entrance him with their tales of lovelorn prisoners, lost cities and nameless acolytes, but they also contain something impossible: a recollection from his own childhood. Determined to solve the puzzle of the book, Zachary follows the clues he finds on the cover - a bee, a key and a sword. They guide him to a masquerade ball, to a dangerous secret club, and finally through a magical doorway created by the fierce and mysterious Mirabel. This door leads to a subterranean labyrinth filled with stories, hidden far beneath the surface of the earth. When the labyrinth is threatened, Zachary must race with Mirabel, and Dorian, a handsome barefoot man with shifting alliances, through its twisting tunnels and crowded ballrooms, searching for the end of his story. You are invited to join Zachary on the starless sea: the home of storytellers, story-lovers and those who will protect our stories at all costs.

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Altruism, Evolution and Optional Games
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How can altruistic organisms that sacrifice their fitness to help their competitors survive natural selection? This book attempts to resolve this puzzle by showing that it stems from the questionable assumption that an altruistic agent necessarily performs selectively disadvantaged acts. Altruism can be selectively advantaged in social settings in which reputation is a criterion for selecting partners for transactions The book develops an analytically precise conception of altruism and a new version of the Prisoners Dilemma which allows for opting-out of transactions. The analysis develops criteria for the frequency and magnitude of altruistic acts that enable altruistic agents to invade and persist in populations of cooperators and egoists. Also investigated is the implicit assumption of all models (including the ones in this book) that analyze the evolution of pro-social behaviors: there are groups of individuals with sufficient cohesion to enable a large number of interactions. The book presents a computer simulation based upon the foraging behavior of the great apes that studies the conditions for formation of such coalitions from independent, egoistic organisms.

Anbieter: Dodax
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One Hundred Prisoners and a Light Bulb
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A group of 100 prisoners, all together in the prison dining area, are told that they will be all put in isolation cells and then will be interrogated one by one in a room containing a light with an on/off switch. The prisoners may communicate with one another by toggling the light switch (and that is the only way in which they can communicate). The light is initially switched off. There is no fixed order of interrogation, or interval between interrogations, and the same prisoner may be interrogated again at any stage. When interrogated, a prisoner can either do nothing, or toggle the light switch, or announce that all prisoners have been interrogated. If that announcement is true, the prisoners will (all) be set free, but if it is false, they will all be executed. While still in the dining room, and before the prisoners go to their isolation cells (forever), can the prisoners agree on a protocol that will set them free?At first glance, this riddle may seem impossible to solve: how can all of the necessary information be transmitted by the prisoners using only a single light bulb? There is indeed a solution, however, and it can be found by reasoning about knowledge.This book provides a guided tour through eleven classic logic puzzles that are engaging and challenging and often surprising in their solutions. These riddles revolve around the characters' declarations of knowledge, ignorance, and the appearance that they are contradicting themselves in some way. Each chapter focuses on one puzzle, which the authors break down in order to guide the reader toward the solution.For general readers and students with little technical knowledge of mathematics, One Hundred Prisoners and a Light Bulb will be an accessible and fun introduction to epistemic logic. Additionally, more advanced students and their teachers will find it to be a valuable reference text for introductory course work and further study.

Anbieter: Dodax
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The Starless Sea
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The magical new novel from the bestselling author of The Night Circus.Are you lost or are you exploring?When Zachary Rawlins stumbles across a strange book hidden in his university library it leads him on a quest unlike any other. Its pages entrance him with their tales of lovelorn prisoners, lost cities and nameless acolytes, but they also contain something impossible: a recollection from his own childhood.Determined to solve the puzzle of the book, Zachary follows the clues he finds on the cover - a bee, a key and a sword. They guide him to a masquerade ball, to a dangerous secret club, and finally through a magical doorway created by the fierce and mysterious Mirabel. This door leads to a subterranean labyrinth filled with stories, hidden far beneath the surface of the earth.When the labyrinth is threatened, Zachary must race with Mirabel, and Dorian, a handsome barefoot man with shifting alliances, through its twisting tunnels and crowded ballrooms, searching for the end of his story.You are invited to join Zachary on the starless sea: the home of storytellers, story-lovers and those who will protect our stories at all costs.

Anbieter: Dodax
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Altruism, Evolution and Optional Games
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How can altruistic organisms that sacrifice their fitness to help their competitors survive natural selection? This book attempts to resolve this puzzle by showing that it stems from the questionable assumption that an altruistic agent necessarily performs selectively disadvantaged acts. Altruism can be selectively advantaged in social settings in which reputation is a criterion for selecting partners for transactions The book develops an analytically precise conception of altruism and a new version of the Prisoners Dilemma which allows for opting-out of transactions. The analysis develops criteria for the frequency and magnitude of altruistic acts that enable altruistic agents to invade and persist in populations of cooperators and egoists. Also investigated is the implicit assumption of all models (including the ones in this book) that analyze the evolution of pro-social behaviors: there are groups of individuals with sufficient cohesion to enable a large number of interactions. The book presents a computer simulation based upon the foraging behavior of the great apes that studies the conditions for formation of such coalitions from independent, egoistic organisms.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Packed for the Wrong Trip
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'Part journalist's investigation and part righteous polemic, Griffith ably adds another piece to the growing puzzle of the Forever War: the gripping story of how a few dozen Maine National Guard soldiers, armed with little more than grace and courage, survived the most absurd job in Iraq.' —Brian Castner, author of All the Ways We Kill and Die 'What was it like to fight in Iraq? Packed for the Wrong Trip puts you right in the middle of a very personal war inside the barbed wire at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison camp. Combat correspondent W. Zach Griffith’s darkly brilliant book will make you laugh, make you cry, and most of all, make you ask why. If you wonder what we did to our enemies—and to ourselves—in Iraq, read this book.' —Daniel P. Bolger, lieutenant general, US Army, retired, author of Why We Lost: A General’s Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars “[An] exceptional true story . . . revealing how soldiers adapt, persevere and overcome obstacles with sound, innovative and determined leadership.”—CentralMaine.com/ Kennebec Journal/ Morning Sentinel 'Griffith's writing is energetic and conversational. . . . [He] ably describes the delicate relationship between the Iraqi prisoners and their overworked captors. . . . A tough and vivid account of war and redemption.' — Kirkus Reviews 'Using one of the darkest incidents in recent American military history, Griffith . . . recasts the atrocity of torture and torment at Iraq’s infamous Abu Ghraib as a moment of redemption. . . . Offers a new perspective on what happened at Abu Ghraib in the wake of the torture scandal.' — Publishers Weekly

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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The Descent of Monsters
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A finalist for the 2019 Lammy Award for best LGBTQ SF/F/Horror and the Locus Award for Best Novella JY Yang continues to redefine the limits of silkpunk fantasy with their Tensorate novellas, which the New York Times lauded as 'joyously wild.' In this third volume, an investigation into atrocities committed at a classified research facility threaten to expose secrets that the Protectorate will do anything to keep hidden You are reading this because I am dead. Something terrible happened at the Rewar Teng Institute of Experimental Methods. When the Tensorate's investigators arrived, they found a sea of blood and bones as far as the eye could see. One of the institute's experiments got loose, and its rage left no survivors. The investigators returned to the capital with few clues and two prisoners: the terrorist leader Sanao Akeha and a companion known only as Rider. Investigator Chuwan faces a puzzle. What really happened at the institute? What drew the Machinists there? What are her superiors trying to cover up? And why does she feel as if her strange dreams are forcing her down a narrowing path she cannot escape? The Tensorate Series Book 1: The Black Tides of Heaven Book 2: The Red Threads of Fortune Book 3: The Descent of Monsters Book 4: The Ascent to Godhood At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Packed for the Wrong Trip
23,99 € *
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'Part journalist's investigation and part righteous polemic, Griffith ably adds another piece to the growing puzzle of the Forever War: the gripping story of how a few dozen Maine National Guard soldiers, armed with little more than grace and courage, survived the most absurd job in Iraq.' —Brian Castner, author of All the Ways We Kill and Die 'What was it like to fight in Iraq? Packed for the Wrong Trip puts you right in the middle of a very personal war inside the barbed wire at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison camp. Combat correspondent W. Zach Griffith’s darkly brilliant book will make you laugh, make you cry, and most of all, make you ask why. If you wonder what we did to our enemies—and to ourselves—in Iraq, read this book.' —Daniel P. Bolger, lieutenant general, US Army, retired, author of Why We Lost: A General’s Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars “[An] exceptional true story . . . revealing how soldiers adapt, persevere and overcome obstacles with sound, innovative and determined leadership.”—CentralMaine.com/ Kennebec Journal/ Morning Sentinel 'Griffith's writing is energetic and conversational. . . . [He] ably describes the delicate relationship between the Iraqi prisoners and their overworked captors. . . . A tough and vivid account of war and redemption.' — Kirkus Reviews 'Using one of the darkest incidents in recent American military history, Griffith . . . recasts the atrocity of torture and torment at Iraq’s infamous Abu Ghraib as a moment of redemption. . . . Offers a new perspective on what happened at Abu Ghraib in the wake of the torture scandal.' — Publishers Weekly

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