Waterfire Saga - Das erste Lied der Meere


Author: Jennifer Donnelly

Publisher: Egmont

ISBN: 3505136581

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8012

Eigentlich sollte sich die Meeresprinzessin Serafina am Morgen ihrer Verlobung nur eine Frage stellen: Liebt mich Prinz Mahdi wirklich? Doch Serafina wird von seltsamen Träumen verfolgt, welche die Rückkehr einer uralten, bösen Macht prophezeien. Kurz darauf werden ihre düsteren Vorahnungen Wirklichkeit, als Serafinas Mutter von einem vergifteten Pfeil getroffen wird. Nun muss Serafina nicht nur den Mörder ihrer Mutter finden, sondern auch noch einen Krieg zwischen den Meeresreichen verhindern. Geleitet von ihren dunklen Träumen, macht sich Serafina zusammen mit ihrer besten Freundin Neela auf die schwierige Suche nach vier weiteren auserwählten Meerjungfrauen. Nur gemeinsam können sie eine Verschwörung aufdecken, die ihre geheime Welt zu zerstören droht ...

Deep Blue

An Artificial Intelligence Milestone


Author: Monty Newborn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387217908

Category: Computers

Page: 348

View: 6393

This book offers a detailed account of IBM's Deep Blue chess program, the people who created it, and its historic battles with World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov. The text examines the progress made by the creators of Deep Blue, beginning with the1989 two-game match against Kasparov. The heroes are: IBM researchers Feng-hsiung Hsu, Murray Campbell, and Joe Hoane, along with team leader Chung-Jen Tan and International Grandmaster Joel Benjamin. The text chronicles one of the great technology achievements of the 20th Century. It establishes the point in history when mankind's exciting new tool, the computer, came of age and competed with its human creators in the ultimate intellectual competition: a game of chess. This book will serve as the premier story documenting that achievement and a milestone in the development of artificial intelligence.

Deep Blue


Author: Colin Mansell

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd

ISBN: 1849910138


Page: 137

View: 4263

DescriptionHere are some poems from the heart, some are about prison and some are about pain, but hey you can't cry forever....so some are about life, love and laughter. Remember truth is love. About the AuthorSince writing this book I have become a counselor I did my diplomas at Lambeth College I have gained a level 1 and 2 CPCAB status of qualification and am now in my 3rd year, I believe that poetry is a form of counseling, It can heal the mind and bring peace to our lives, I also work with the homeless, ex offenders, mentally ill, the elderly and with people that have learning problems, I offer advice, friendship and counseling, I help them and in doing so, this helps me.

Beyond Deep Blue

Chess in the Stratosphere


Author: Monty Newborn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780857293411

Category: Computers

Page: 287

View: 1982

More than a decade has passed since IBM’s Deep Blue computer stunned the world by defeating Garry Kasparov, the world chess champion at that time. Beyond Deep Blue tells the continuing story of the chess engine and its steady improvement. The book provides analysis of the games alongside a detailed examination of the remarkable technological progress made by the engines – asking which one is best, how good is it, and how much better can it get. Features: presents a total of 118 games, played by 17 different chess engines, collected together for the first time in a single reference; details the processor speeds, memory sizes, and the number of processors used by each chess engine; includes games from 10 World Computer Chess Championships, and three computer chess tournaments of the Internet Chess Club; covers the man-machine matches between Fritz and Kramnik, and Kasparov and Deep Junior; describes three historical matches between leading engines – Hydra vs. Shredder, Junior vs. Fritz, and Zappa vs. Rybka.

Deep Blue

Critical Reflections on Nature, Religion and Water


Author: Sylvie Shaw,Andrew Francis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317488180

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 7887

Nature religions look to rivers, lakes and oceans for inspiration and spiritual transformation. 'Deep Blue' brings together the work of influential scholars in the field of nature religion, ranging across anthropology, mythology, sociology and psychology. The essays examine the interrelationship between spiritual practice, critical thinking, and environmental concern. Tracing the ancient history of humanity's close relationship with both salt and fresh water, the book calls for a sustainable relationship with water in contemporary western culture. 'Deep Blue' will be of interest to students of paganism and religion, environmental researchers and activists, and all those involved in the intersection between religion and ecology.

And the Deep Blue Sea


Author: Charles Williams

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453266240

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 2181

Edgar Award Finalist: A sailor stranded in the Pacific Ocean finds there are a million ways to die His life in pieces, Harry Goddard buys a thirty-two-foot sloop and sets out to sail the Pacific. He is a thousand miles from anywhere when his craft strikes an unseen object, and begins taking water. For all his desperate efforts, he cannot save her, and Harry is forced into his life raft, to drift without food, water, or shelter from the sun. He is near death when the Leander rescues him. But by the time his trip is over, he’ll wish he’d taken his chances in the open water. A tramp freighter sailing under the Panamanian flag, the Leander is en route to the Philippines when its crew spots Harry and takes him aboard. But as he regains his strength, Harry uncovers a murderous conspiracy that could destroy the ship that saved him.

Families of the Deep Blue Sea


Author: Kenneth Mallory

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

ISBN: 0881068853

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5035

Describes what it is like to be a young walrus, crocodile, penguin, octopus, sea otter, dolphin, cardinal fish, polar bear, right whale, sea turtle, and coral catfish

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Merchant Seamen, Pirates and the Anglo-American Maritime World, 1700-1750


Author: Marcus Rediker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521379830

Category: History

Page: 322

View: 4577

This unsparing account of the eighteenth-century maritime world reconstructs the often brutal social and cultural milieu of Anglo-American seafaring and piracy, following sailors and their ships from their trade routes into rowdy waterfront ports.

Deep Blue


Author: Tom Morrisey

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310244072

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 9851

A suspense-filled search for hidden treasure---and hidden truths.While University of Michigan graduate student Jennifer Cassidy is researching the family history of Cecilia Sinclair, a long-deceased Southern expatriate, she discovers that something of great value is hidden in a spring near the family plantation in Florida. Jennifer contacts Beck Easton, a cave diver and former Marine, to help her. When Beck finds a map, it sets off a race for gold, and both pro- and anti-Cuban groups follow Jennifer and Beck as they travel from Florida to the Bahamas to Lake Huron, tracking clues that pre-date the Civil War. After nearly losing her life, Jennifer is confronted with the meaning of Matthew 6:19-21, "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven ... For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." And she realizes that she will have to make a decision---will she pursue gold and glory or God?

Deep Blue Home

An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild Ocean


Author: Julia Whitty

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054748707X

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 6593

At the center of Deep Blue Home—a penetrating exploration of the ocean as single vast current and of the creatures dependent on it—is Whitty’s description of the three-dimensional ocean river, far more powerful than the Nile or the Amazon, encircling the globe. It’s a watery force connected to the earth’s climate control and so to the eventual fate of the human race. Whitty’s thirty-year career as a documentary filmmaker and diver has given her sustained access to the scientists dedicated to the study of an astonishing range of ocean life, from the physiology of “extremophile” life forms to the strategies of nesting seabirds to the ecology of “whale falls” (what happens upon the death of a behemoth). No stranger to extreme adventure, Whitty travels the oceanside and underwater world from the Sea of Cortez to Newfoundland to Antarctica. In the Galapagos, in one of the book’s most haunting encounters, she realizes: “I am about to learn the answer to my long-standing question about what would happen to a person in the water if a whale sounded directly alongside—would she, like a person afloat beside a sinking ship, be dragged under too?” This book provides extraordinary armchair entree to gripping adventure, cutting-edge science, and an intimate understanding of our deep blue home.

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea


Author: April Genevieve Tucholke

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571307914

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 3350

Faded Gatsby glamour and thrilling gothic horror meet in this gorgeously told, terrifying and dreamy YA romance. 'You stop fearing the devil when you're holding his hand...' Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White's sleepy, seaside town...until River West comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet's crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Violet's grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who likes coffee and who kisses you in a cemetery... Violet's already so knee-deep in love, she can't see straight. And that's just how River likes it.

Kasparov and Deep Blue

The Historic Chess Match Between Man and Machine


Author: Bruce Pandolfini

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 068484852X

Category: Games

Page: 171

View: 1337

Follows the historical chess tournament between world chess champion Garry Kasparov and the chess program Deep Blue, in a game-by-game, play-by-play analysis

Waterfire Saga: Deep Blue


Author: Jennifer Donnelly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444921193

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1277

When Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, awakens on the morning of her betrothal, her biggest worry should be about reuniting with handsome Prince Mahdi, her childhood crush. Instead she finds herself haunted by strange dreams foretelling the return of an ancient evil, and dealing with the deaths of her parents as assassins storm the betrothal ceremony, plunging the city into chaos. Led only by her shadowy dreams and pursued by the invading army, Serafina and her best friend Neela embark on a quest to avenge her parents' death and prevent a war between the mer nations. In the process they discover a plot that threatens their - and our - world's very existence.

The Deep Blue Memory


Author: Monique Urza

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874172126

Category: Fiction

Page: 157

View: 5686

A second-generation Basque American tries to reconcile her memories of the simplicity of the past with the reality of change in the present as she recalls life with her Basque immigrant grandparents

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea


Author: Charles Edward Eaton

Publisher: Associated University Presses

ISBN: 9780845348833

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 9824

In his sixteenth collection of poetry, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Charles Edward Eaton employs his talents in a new role -- that of humorist and keen observer of life's predicaments and difficult choices. In the title poem of his first selection, he puts the reader into the mood of compassionate humor with his portrait of Mr. Meek who cuts out paper dolls for feminine companionship. Goliath is present as contrasting oaf, as well as the broken lives in Potted Palm who have ambitions to be royal.

Deep Blue Almost Black

Selected Fiction


Author: Thanassis Valtinos

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810117662

Category: Fiction

Page: 116

View: 7658

In settings both rural and urban, and ranging across time from World War II to the present, Thanassis Valtinos contrasts the cheap and popular side of twentieth century Greece with the enduring sense of history of a proud and dignified people. With vivid language and powerful imagery, Valtinos addresses the major dislocations of three generations of Greeks in the face of profound political, social, and cultural change. Disillusioned urbanites and simple farmers alike are affected by the coups and political pressures of contemporary Greece, while at the same time they are moved by the primitive Greece of visions, ghostly apparitions and of saints' shrines in olive groves.

Behind Deep Blue

Building the Computer that Defeated the World Chess Champion


Author: Feng-Hsiung Hsu

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691118183

Category: Computers

Page: 300

View: 7110

Feng-hsiung Hsu provides a behind-the-scenes look at the two matches between the Deep Blue chess machine and world champion Garry Kasparov, and discusses his quest to develop the machine at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center.

Black Man Under the Deep Blue Sea

Memoirs of a Black Commercial Diver in Southeast Asia


Author: Tony Wells

Publisher: Tony Wells

ISBN: 1424174228

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 3838

After moving from small-town USA to Hawaii at the tender age of 14, SCUBA diving introduced Tony to a fascinating new world of thrills and adventure that would shape the course of his life forever. He never let the fact that he was the only black kid involved deter him in his quest to explore the underwater world. This autobiography describes the exciting, true, and oftentimes humorous story of how he overcame being the product of a broken family, stereotyping, numerous challenges, several close calls, and countless other eye-opening events to become the only black American commercial deep sea diver to work in the demanding offshore oilfields in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa in the a80s and a90s, where, at the slightest mistake, the rich oil companies were ready to send a diver packing his bags and heading back to shore, never to be hired again.

Deep Blue Eternity


Author: Natasha Boyd


ISBN: 3736300263

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2621

Als Olivia Baines zwölf Jahre alt ist, wird ihre ältere Schwester Abby von einem Unbekannten ermordet. Noch heute, sechs Jahre später, leidet Olivia schwer unter dem Ereignis. Eines Tages wird der Schmerz so stark, dass sie nur einen Ausweg sieht: Sie flüchtet an den Ort, von dem sie sicher ist, dass dort niemand nach ihr suchen wird: ein verlassenes Cottage ihrer Großmutter auf Daufuskie Island, im Südosten der USA. Doch sie hat nicht damit gerechnet, dass sich dort bereits jemand aufhält. Tom ist alles andere als begeistert, als Olivia auf der Insel auftaucht. Die junge Frau erinnert ihn an das dunkelste Kapitel seiner Vergangenheit, vor dem er seit sechs Jahren versucht davonzulaufen ... und das ihn jetzt eingeholt hat.

The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners


Author: Luanne Rice

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553906747

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2339

Years ago, Lyra Davis fled the people she loved most, unable to reconcile the expectations of her wealthy family with the longings of her own wild heart. Now she lives quietly among a community of expatriates on the isle of Capri, slowly, carefully learning to live fully for the first time. Pell Davis, wise beyond her sixteen years, and her younger sister Lucy still long for the mother who ran away from them when they were children. Pell thinks she knows why Lyra left. Now she will travel across an ocean to find the mother she remembers and learn the deeper truths Lyra has never been able to reveal.