The Swarm Book
Score: 3.5
From 28 Ratings

The Swarm

  • Author : Frank Schatzing
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 912
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061803956

The Swarm Excerpt :

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.

In the Swarm Book

In the Swarm

  • Author : Byung-Chul Han
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-07
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 99
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262533362

In the Swarm Excerpt :

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 Book

The Swarm

  • Author : Orson Scott Card
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 2016-08-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466847811

The Swarm Excerpt :

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 ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind / Ender in Exile / Children of the Fleet Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm / The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts / First Meetings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Swarm Book


  • Author : Lauren Carter
  • Publisher : Brindle and Glass
  • Release Date : 2013-09-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781927366219

Swarm Excerpt :

In a not-so-far-off future of diminished energy reserves and collapsing economies, thirty-seven-year-old Sandy Burch-Bailey lives a difficult existence. She survives by fishing, farming, and beekeeping in a small island community with her partner, Marvin, and their elderly and ill friend, Thompson. As they wait for an overdue supply ship to arrive with medicine for Thompson, vegetables go missing from their garden. A footprint in the soil leads Sandy to believe the thief is a homeless youngster. Childless and aching to be a mother, Sandy narrates her story to the child, reliving her life in a city plagued by power outages, unemployment, and violent protests. When the girl�â�€�™s life is threatened, Sandy and Marvin must come together to protect both the child and their fragile community. Told in two storylines divided by geography and time, Swarm is a suspenseful and powerful debut novel about survival and coming to terms with life�â�€�™s regrettable choices.

Swarm Intelligence Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Swarm Intelligence

  • Author : James Kennedy
  • Publisher : Morgan Kaufmann
  • Release Date : 2001-03-26
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 545
  • ISBN 10 : 9781558605954

Swarm Intelligence Excerpt :

A scholarly text on swarm intelligence that argues that intelligent human cognition derives from the interactions of individuals in a social world.

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

Handbook of Research on Design Control and Modeling of Swarm Robotics

  • Author : Tan, Ying
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2015-12-09
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 854
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466695733

Handbook of Research on Design Control and Modeling of Swarm Robotics Excerpt :

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.

The Human Swarm Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Human Swarm

  • Author : Mark W. Moffett
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2019-04-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781541617292

The Human Swarm Excerpt :

The epic story and ultimate big history of how human society evolved from intimate chimp communities into the sprawling civilizations of a world-dominating species If a chimpanzee ventures into the territory of a different group, it will almost certainly be killed. But a New Yorker can fly to Los Angeles--or Borneo--with very little fear. Psychologists have done little to explain this: for years, they have held that our biology puts a hard upper limit--about 150 people--on the size of our social groups. But human societies are in fact vastly larger. How do we manage--by and large--to get along with each other? In this paradigm-shattering book, biologist Mark W. Moffett draws on findings in psychology, sociology and anthropology to explain the social adaptations that bind societies. He explores how the tension between identity and anonymity defines how societies develop, function, and fail. Surpassing Guns, Germs, and Steel and Sapiens, The Human Swarm reveals how mankind created sprawling civilizations of unrivaled complexity--and what it will take to sustain them.

Handbook of Swarm Intelligence Book

Handbook of Swarm Intelligence

  • Author : Bijaya Ketan Panigrahi
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-02-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642173905

Handbook of Swarm Intelligence Excerpt :

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.

Swarm Robotics Book

Swarm Robotics

  • Author : Erol Sahin
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2007-07-21
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540715412

Swarm Robotics Excerpt :

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.

Innovations and Developments of Swarm Intelligence Applications Book

Innovations and Developments of Swarm Intelligence Applications

  • Author : Shi, Yuhui
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2012-05-31
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466615939

Innovations and Developments of Swarm Intelligence Applications Excerpt :

The natural social behavior of large groups of animals, such as flocks of birds, schools of fish, or colonies of ants has fascinated scientists for hundreds of years, if not longer, due to the intricate nature of their interactions and their ability to move and work together seemingly effortlessly. Innovations and Developments of Swarm Intelligence Applications explores the emerging realm of swarm intelligence, which finds its basis in the natural social behavior of animals. The study and application of this swarm behavior has led scientists to a new world of research as ways are found to apply this behavior to independent intelligent agents, creating complex solutions for real world applications. Worldwide contributions have been seamlessly combined in this comprehensive reference, providing a wealth of new information for researchers, academicians, students, and engineers.

Critical Developments and Applications of Swarm Intelligence Book

Critical Developments and Applications of Swarm Intelligence

  • Author : Shi, Yuhui
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2018-02-28
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522551355

Critical Developments and Applications of Swarm Intelligence Excerpt :

Artificial intelligence is a constantly advancing field that requires models in order to accurately create functional systems. The use of natural acumen to create artificial intelligence creates a field of research in which the natural and the artificial meet in a new and innovative way. Critical Developments and Applications of Swarm Intelligence is a critical academic publication that examines developing research, technologies, and function regarding natural and artificial acumen specifically, in regards to self-organized systems. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as evolutionary algorithms, optimization techniques, and computational comparison, this book is geared toward academicians, students, researchers, and engineers seeking relevant and current research on the progressive research based on the implementation of swarm intelligence in self-organized systems.

The DevOps 2 1 Toolkit  Docker Swarm Book

The DevOps 2 1 Toolkit Docker Swarm

  • Author : Viktor Farcic
  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2017-05-10
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN 10 : 9781787280601

The DevOps 2 1 Toolkit Docker Swarm Excerpt :

Viktor Farcic's latest book, The DevOps 2.1 Toolkit: Docker Swarm, shows you how to successfully integrate Docker Swarm into your DevOps toolset. About This Book Expand your DevOps Toolkit with the DevOps thought leader, Viktor Farcic Build, test, deploy, and monitor services inside Docker Swarm clusters Translate your understanding to different hosting providers like AWS, Azure, and DigitalOcean Go beyond simple deployment to explore how to create a continuous deployment process Extend the deep understanding you gained from Viktor's DevOps 2.0 Toolkit book Who This Book Is For This book is for professionals interested in the full microservices life cycle combined with continuous deployment and containers. Target audience could be architects who want to know how to design their systems around microservices. It could be DevOps wanting to know how to apply modern configuration management practices and continuously deploy applications packed in containers. It is for developers who would like to take the process back into their hands as well as for managers who would like to gain a better understanding of the process used to deliver software from the beginning to the end. This book is for everyone wanting to know more about the software development life cycle starting from requirements and design, through the development and testing all the way until deployment and post-deployment phases. We'll create the processes taking into account the best practices developed by and for some of the biggest companies. What You Will Learn Learn all aspects of Docker Swarm from building, testing, deploying, and monitoring services inside Docker Swarm clusters, available since Docker 1.12. Master the deeper logic of DevOps with Viktor, so that you can successfully apply that logic across any specific set of tools you're working with. Translate a deep understanding to different hosting providers like AWS, Azure, DigitalOcean, among others. You'll go beyond simple deployment: you will exp

Swarm Intelligent Systems Book

Swarm Intelligent Systems

  • Author : Nadia Nedjah
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2006-11-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540338697

Swarm Intelligent Systems Excerpt :

Systems designers have learned that many agents co-operating within the system can solve very complex problems with a minimal design effort. In general, multi-agent systems that use swarm intelligence are said to be swarm intelligent systems. Today, these are mostly used as search engines and optimization tools. This volume reviews innovative methodologies of swarm intelligence, outlines the foundations of engineering swarm intelligent systems and applications, and relates experiences using the particle swarm optimisation.

Her Majesty s Swarm  Volume 3 Book

Her Majesty s Swarm Volume 3

  • Author : 616th Special Information Battalion
  • Publisher : J-Novel Club
  • Release Date : 2020-06-20
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781718368521

Her Majesty s Swarm Volume 3 Excerpt :

Grevillea, Queen of the Arachnea, has rapidly decimated the Kingdom of Maluk and now the Dukedom of Schtraut. After receiving troubling reports that the shores of her newly obtained territory are being raided, she investigates the matter. She discovers that these raiders are pirates under the command of a female captain named Isabelle. The pirates belong to a colony on the island of Atlantica, and they are a formidable faction not to be trifled with. Grevillea conspires with Isabelle and improves her navy. Strengthened by this partnership, she aims to plunge the Popedom of Frantz into the depths of despair...

Multidimensional Particle Swarm Optimization for Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition Book

Multidimensional Particle Swarm Optimization for Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition

  • Author : Serkan Kiranyaz
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-07-16
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642378461

Multidimensional Particle Swarm Optimization for Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition Excerpt :

For many engineering problems we require optimization processes with dynamic adaptation as we aim to establish the dimension of the search space where the optimum solution resides and develop robust techniques to avoid the local optima usually associated with multimodal problems. This book explores multidimensional particle swarm optimization, a technique developed by the authors that addresses these requirements in a well-defined algorithmic approach. After an introduction to the key optimization techniques, the authors introduce their unified framework and demonstrate its advantages in challenging application domains, focusing on the state of the art of multidimensional extensions such as global convergence in particle swarm optimization, dynamic data clustering, evolutionary neural networks, biomedical applications and personalized ECG classification, content-based image classification and retrieval, and evolutionary feature synthesis. The content is characterized by strong practical considerations, and the book is supported with fully documented source code for all applications presented, as well as many sample datasets. The book will be of benefit to researchers and practitioners working in the areas of machine intelligence, signal processing, pattern recognition, and data mining, or using principles from these areas in their application domains. It may also be used as a reference text for graduate courses on swarm optimization, data clustering and classification, content-based multimedia search, and biomedical signal processing applications.