Convex Optimization Book
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

Convex Optimization

  • Author : Stephen Boyd
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-03-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 744
  • ISBN 10 : 0521833787

Convex Optimization Excerpt :

A comprehensive introduction to the tools, techniques and applications of convex optimization.

Edwin Alonzo Boyd Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Edwin Alonzo Boyd

  • Author : Brian Vallee
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-12-14
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385674393

Edwin Alonzo Boyd Excerpt :

A Second World War veteran and the son of a policmen, Edwin Alonzo Boyd seemed an unlikely condidate for the role of master criminal. But before his career as a bandit was ended in 1952, the glamorously handsome Boyd cut a swath through 11 Toronto-area banks, stealing thousands of dollars and igniting two manhunts of unprecedented scope. When he and his confederates escaped not once but twice from Toronto's Don Jail, the Boyd Gang created headlines across North America and became an enduring Canadian legend. Eventually recaptured and sentenced to life imprisonment, Edwin Alonzo Boyd was paroled in 1966. Since then he has lived under as assumed identity, but he willingly shared his memories with best selling author Brian Vallee, resulting in this gripping account of Boyd's dubious career. Numerous others--including Boyd's former wife and various police officers involved with the Boyd Gang--also spoke candidly to the author. Edwin Alonzo Boyd: The Story of the Notorious Boyd Gang sheds light on a unique fragment of our history, rich with details of Depression-era and postwar Canada and alive with the insights and memories of those who lived this true-life cops-and-robbers drama.

Boyd Book
Score: 4.5
From 9 Ratings


  • Author : Robert Coram
  • Publisher : Hachette+ORM
  • Release Date : 2002-11-21
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 393
  • ISBN 10 : 9780759527775

Boyd Excerpt :

John Boyd may be the most remarkable unsung hero in all of American military history. Some remember him as the greatest U.S. fighter pilot ever -- the man who, in simulated air-to-air combat, defeated every challenger in less than forty seconds. Some recall him as the father of our country's most legendary fighter aircraft -- the F-15 and F-16. Still others think of Boyd as the most influential military theorist since Sun Tzu. They know only half the story. Boyd, more than any other person, saved fighter aviation from the predations of the Strategic Air Command. His manual of fighter tactics changed the way every air force in the world flies and fights. He discovered a physical theory that forever altered the way fighter planes were designed. Later in life, he developed a theory of military strategy that has been adopted throughout the world and even applied to business models for maximizing efficiency. And in one of the most startling and unknown stories of modern military history, the Air Force fighter pilot taught the U.S. Marine Corps how to fight war on the ground. His ideas led to America's swift and decisive victory in the Gulf War and foretold the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. On a personal level, Boyd rarely met a general he couldn't offend. He was loud, abrasive, and profane. A man of daring, ferocious passion and intractable stubbornness, he was that most American of heroes -- a rebel who cared not for his reputation or fortune but for his country. He was a true patriot, a man who made a career of challenging the shortsighted and self-serving Pentagon bureaucracy. America owes Boyd and his disciples -- the six men known as the "Acolytes" -- a great debt. Robert Coram finally brings to light the remarkable story of a man who polarized all who knew him, but who left a legacy that will influence the military -- and all of America -- for decades to come . . .

Liona Boyd 2 Book Bundle Book

Liona Boyd 2 Book Bundle

  • Author : Liona Boyd
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release Date : 2017-09-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459740938

Liona Boyd 2 Book Bundle Excerpt :

Exotic venues, sold-out concerts, and the companionship of the world’s most powerful people have given classical guitarist Liona Boyd a lifestyle that, like her music, is one in a million. Both of Liona Boyd’s personal, intimate memoirs are bundled together in this special 2-book collection. Includes: In My Own Key From down-and-out years in Paris, to her affair with Canada’s prime minister Pierre Trudeau, to stages around the world, Liona Boyd has made a lifestyle of crossing boundaries, both musically and romantically. Whether with classical greats or folk legends like Gordon Lightfoot, she has always made music — and lived her life — in her own key. No Remedy for Love A fascinating, personal story of the adventures, romance, and recovery of renowned classical guitarist Liona Boyd. After her divorce and departure from Beverly Hills, Boyd reinvented her career, became a singer-songwriter and the pen pal of Prince Philip, and turned a devastating diagnosis into a new chapter in her life and career.

David French Boyd Book

David French Boyd

  • Author : Germaine M. Reed
  • Publisher : LSU Press
  • Release Date : 1999-03-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0807124699

David French Boyd Excerpt :

David Boyd's biography is the story of one man's dedicated struggle to protect and preserve Louisiana's fledgling state university from the cumulative effects of war, Reconstruction, political hostility, and parochial greed. Boyd fought hard to promote his vision of higher education among a largely antagonistic or apathetic citizenry. He died, bitter and disillusioned, in 1899, without realizing his dream. But his life was not wasted. Clearly those who governed the university in more prosperous days owned much of their success to the devotion and self-sacrifice of this heroic figure.

Contemporary Nonlinear Optics Book

Contemporary Nonlinear Optics

  • Author : Robert Boyd
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2012-12-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 494
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323148207

Contemporary Nonlinear Optics Excerpt :

Contemporary Nonlinear Optics discusses the different activities in the field of nonlinear optics. The book is comprised of 10 chapters. Chapter 1 presents a description of the field of nonlinear guided-wave optics. Chapter 2 surveys a new branch of nonlinear optics under the heading optical solitons. Chapter 3 reviews recent progress in the field of optical phase conjugation. Chapter 4 discusses ultrafast nonlinear optics, a field that is growing rapidly with the ability of generating and controlling femtosecond optical pulses. Chapter 5 examines a branch of nonlinear optics that may be termed nonlinear quantum optics. Chapter 6 reviews the new field of photorefractive adaptive neural networks. Chapter 7 presents a discussion of recent successes in the development of nonlinear optical media based on organic materials. Chapter 8 reviews the field of nonlinear optics in quantum confined structures. Chapter 9 reviews the field of nonlinear laser spectroscopy, with emphasis on advances made during the 1980s. Finally, Chapter 10 reviews the field of nonlinear optical dynamics by considering nonlinear optical systems that exhibit temporal, spatial, or spatio-temporal instabilities. This book is a valuable source for physicists and other scientists interested in optical systems and neural networks.

Trio Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings


  • Author : William Boyd
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-08-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0241295971

Trio Excerpt :

Boyd   s Pathology  General Pathology  Book

Boyd s Pathology General Pathology

  • Author : J R Bhardwaj
  • Publisher : Wolters kluwer india Pvt Ltd
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN 10 : 9789351290285

Boyd s Pathology General Pathology Excerpt :

Boyd's Textbook makes pathology easy to understand and interesting to learn through its unique and inimitable style of presentation. This is a friendly and standard text that has served the needs of many generations of students and faculties across many countries. The Tenth Edition retains the original style and flavour of Boyd while presenting a contemporary and updated exposition of pathology.

Storm Boyd s Family Book

Storm Boyd s Family

  • Author : Eileen Finlay
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1952
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B3834482

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Introduction to Applied Linear Algebra Book

Introduction to Applied Linear Algebra

  • Author : Stephen Boyd
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 476
  • ISBN 10 : 9781316518960

Introduction to Applied Linear Algebra Excerpt :

A groundbreaking introduction to vectors, matrices, and least squares for engineering applications, offering a wealth of practical examples.

The Schizophrenic Society Book

The Schizophrenic Society

  • Author : Roger Boyd
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Release Date : 2015-03-03
  • Genre: Environmental economics
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 9781460250600

The Schizophrenic Society Excerpt :

Why does humanity seem unable to step off its unsustainable path, even with so many direct symptoms - from climate change to ecological destruction and peak resources - becoming more and more apparent? Striving to answer this question, The Schizophrenic Society marshals many different insights from such areas as history, sociology, politics, philosophy, psychology, economics, and anthropology. The resulting story is an important one that exposes both human and societal shortcomings when grappling with the fundamental issue that we're faced with: the continued growth in humanity's claims upon Earth's finite resources. In plain language, the author takes us on a journey, back to the dawn of agriculture and complex societies, and demonstrates how, over time, humanity has built up a set of delusional beliefs about its ability to control the natural world - of which it is an integral part. He explains how the recent exploitation of fossil fuels has provided a last hurrah for human civilization and its delusional beliefs, and then goes on to challenge the faulty logic of the new religion of Economics, which derides anyone who questions the possibility of infinite growth on a finite planet. Boyd then takes us into the future, where he shows us what life will look like if humanity maintains its current path, succumbing to modern media's continuous push for consumption. He warns us that change will not be easy; that the rich and powerful benefit in the short term from the status quo, and that to expect them to readily adopt changes that will reduce their wealth and power for the good of the whole, is naïve....