Behind Deep Blue

Building the Computer that Defeated the World Chess Champion

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Author: Feng-Hsiung Hsu

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691118183

Category: Computers

Page: 300

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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.

Deep Blue

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Author: Jennifer Donnelly

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN: 9780545788946

Category: Good and evil

Page: 340

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Uncovering an ancient evil, Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, searches for five other mermaid heroines who are scattered across the six seas, to save their hidden world.

Beyond Deep Blue

Chess in the Stratosphere

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Author: Monty Newborn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780857293411

Category: Computers

Page: 287

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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

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Author: Kat Martin

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1420128248

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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One of a kind. Kat Martin's heroes are as rugged and tough as they come, but honor rules no matter how hot the temptation. . . For reporter Hope Sinclair, writing about the recovery of a sunken Spanish treasure off Pleasure Island should be her big break. Yet Hope can't help feeling she's been hand-picked for this job for all the wrong reasons. Someone wants Hope out of New York--and off a story that could blow a corruption case wide open. But if they think sending her to paradise will shut her up, they've got another thing coming. . . Treasure hunter and former Navy SEAL Conner Reese isn't happy to have Hope along for the ride. He doesn't need the publicity, nor does he want a gorgeous redhead driving his crew--and himself--to distraction. But there's something else. Conner can sense extreme danger, and danger is following Hope Sinclair very, very closely. . . Praise for Kat Martin's Midnight Sun "Terrific, adventurous fun." –RT Book Reviews "An interesting setting, perfect pacing, compelling plot, fascinating detail, charming secondary characters, and a resourceful and likable pair of protagonists." --Booklist "A terrific contemporary romance." --Booklist

Deep Blue

An Artificial Intelligence Milestone

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Author: Monty Newborn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387217908

Category: Computers

Page: 348

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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.

Kasparov and Deep Blue

The Historic Chess Match Between Man and Machine

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Author: Bruce Pandolfini

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 068484852X

Category: Games

Page: 171

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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

Deep Blue

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Author: Colin Mansell

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd

ISBN: 1849910138

Category:

Page: 137

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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.

Deep Blue Home

An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild Ocean

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Author: Julia Whitty

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054748707X

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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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.

Deep Blue

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Author: Randy Wayne White

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 042528025X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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On a moonless night on Sanibel Island, Florida, marine biologist Marion "Doc" Ford carefully watches a video of a hooded man executing three hostages. The man is an American working with ISIS, and in the next few days, it'll be Ford's job, as part of his shadowy second life, to make sure he never kills anybody else again. But a lot can go wrong in a few days, and Ford has no way of knowing that not only will the operation prove to be a lot more complicated than he has anticipated, but that he'll end up bringing those complications back with him to the small community of boaters, guides, lovers, and friends in Dinkin's Bay, where he's long made his home.

Deep Blue

Critical Reflections on Nature, Religion and Water

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Author: Sylvie Shaw,Andrew Francis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317488180

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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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.

Waterfire Saga, Book One: Deep Blue

A Mermaids Novel

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Author: Jennifer Donnelly

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1484701852

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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Deep in the ocean, in a world not so different from our own, live the merpeople. Their communities are spread throughout the oceans, seas, and freshwaters all over the globe. When Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, awakens on the morning of her betrothal, her biggest worry should be winning the love of handsome Prince Mahdi. And yet Sera finds herself haunted by strange dreams that foretell the return of an ancient evil. Her dark premonitions are confirmed when an assassin's arrow poisons Sera's mother. Now, Serafina must embark on a quest to find the assassin's master and prevent a war between the Mer nations. Led only by her shadowy dreams, Sera searches for five other mermaid heroines who are scattered across the six seas. Together, they will form an unbreakable bond of sisterhood and uncover a conspiracy that threatens their world's very existence.

Words in Deep Blue

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Author: Cath Crowley

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1101937661

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

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“One of the loveliest, most exquisitely beautiful books I’ve read in a very long time. . . . I didn’t just read the pages, I lived in them.” —Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places A beautiful love story for fans of Jandy Nelson and Nicola Yoon: two teens find their way back to each other in a bookstore full of secrets and crushes, grief and hope—and letters hidden between the pages. Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favorite book in his family’s bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came. Now Rachel has returned to the city—and to the bookshop—to work alongside the boy she’d rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life. But Rachel needs the distraction. Her brother drowned months ago, and she can’t feel anything anymore. As Henry and Rachel work side by side—surrounded by books, watching love stories unfold, exchanging letters between the pages—they find hope in each other. Because life may be uncontrollable, even unbearable sometimes. But it’s possible that words, and love, and second chances are enough.

Deep Blue

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Author: Tom Morrisey

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310244072

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

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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

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Author: Suzanne McMinn

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 1426809018

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Vengeance, by any means possible That was PAX agent Cade Brock's mission. To find the man who had killed his parents and caused the mutations that made Cade so valuable to the PAX League. And then, to find the female treasurehunter-turned-terrorist who had betrayed him, leaving him for dead. Together, the two were working to hatch the ultimate terrorist plot and, if Cade couldn't stop them in time, millions would die. But then Cade apprehended the wrong woman, Sienna Parker, the terrorist's identical twin sister. Cade was certain Sienna knew the location of a shipwreck that held the key to the terrorists' lethal time bomb, but how could he make a woman he's desperately attracted to a pawn in this deadly game?

Kasparov versus Deep Blue

Computer Chess Comes of Age

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Author: Monty Newborn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461222605

Category: Computers

Page: 322

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In February 1996, a chess-playing computer known as Deep Blue made history by defeating the reigning world chess champion, Gary Kasparov, in a game played under match conditions. Kasparov went on to win the six-game match 4-2 and at the end of the match announced that he believed that chess computing had come of age. This book provides an enthralling account of the match and of the story that lies behind it: the evolution of chess-playing computers and the development of Deep Blue. The story of chess-playing computers goes back a long way and the author provides a whistlestop tour of the highlights of this history. As the development comes to its culmination in Philadelphia, we meet the Deep Blue team, Garry Kasparov and each of the historic six games is provided in full with a detailed commentary. Chess grandmaster Yasser Seirawan provided a lively commentary throughout the match and here provides a Foreword about the significance of this event.

The Deep Blue Memory

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Author: Monique Urza

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874172126

Category: Fiction

Page: 157

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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

Deep Blue Almost Black

Selected Fiction

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Author: Thanassis Valtinos,Jane Assimakopoulos,Stavros Deligiorgis

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810117662

Category: Fiction

Page: 116

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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.

Deep Dark Blue

A Memoir of Survival

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Author: Polo Tate

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

ISBN: 1250128528

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 352

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"A YA memoir of sexual abuse in the Air Force academy, and the author's survival and healing."--Provided by publisher.

And the Deep Blue Sea

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Author: Charles Williams

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453266240

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

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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.

Deep Blue

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Author: David Niall Wilson

Publisher: Crossroad Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

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From award-winning author David Niall Wilson, what Publishers Weekly calls : "...an engrossing, poetic novel of spiritual evil..." Brandt is a down-and-out guitarist and vocalist who believes his life has hit rock bottom. He can't make the rent on his apartment, he drinks so much he can barely make it to the crappy gig that keeps his band afloat, let alone play when he gets there. When he leaves the bar one dark night with a bottle of Jose Cuervo in one hand and his guitar case in the other, he finds he’s locked out of his apartment with no where to go. In an alley filled with trash can fires and homeless vagrants, Brandt meets Wally, an old black man who can play the music that Brandt dreams of – the blues. In the ensuing encounter, Brandt is gifted – or cursed – with new abilities. He feels the pain building up around him and inside him. Not his own pain, but the pain of others, the pain of those who have passed away, the pain of those who died with no one to hear their stories. He becomes a conduit for the pain of the world. What follows are a series of revelations, one for each member of the band, and one for a young girl named Liz, drawing them together, and ultimately reuniting them with Brandt. Together, Brandt, Sinthia, Shaver, Dexter and Liz take off to the mountain town of Friendly California for a date with pain, destiny, and a silver haired Reverend who would like to see them dead. In the final showdown, they must meet the challenge of the music, the pain, and their mingled histories and stand, or fall, with the pain of the world in the balance. PRAISE FOR DEEP BLUE: "Wilson demonstrates that a horror novel doesn't need gallons of blood to succeed, that spiritual terror can be even more effective." - Publisher's Weekly "Through some great musical imagery and engrossing sub-plots, David Niall Wilson has written a captivating story that is full of surprises." - SF Site -Featured review "Wilson paints liquid rainbows when he describes each band member's experience behind his or her newly-rediscovered instruments and skills, and if this were all that the book were about, it would be enough. But there's plenty more going on in Deep Blue to satisfy the author's fans (who are used to him not sticking to genre conventions) and to draw in plenty of new ones." Craig's Booklist Reviews