Author : Feng-hsiung Hsu
Genre : Computers
Publisher : Princeton University Press
ISBN : 9780691235141
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The riveting quest to construct the machine that would take on the world’s greatest human chess player—told by the man who built it On May 11, 1997, millions worldwide heard news of a stunning victory, as a machine defeated the defending world chess champion, Garry Kasparov. Behind Deep Blue tells the inside story of the quest to create the mother of all chess machines and what happened at the two historic Deep Blue vs. Kasparov matches. Feng-hsiung Hsu, the system architect of Deep Blue, reveals how a modest student project started at Carnegie Mellon in 1985 led to the production of a multimillion-dollar supercomputer. Hsu discusses the setbacks, tensions, and rivalries in the race to develop the ultimate chess machine, and the wild controversies that culminated in the final triumph over the world's greatest human player. With a new foreword by Jon Kleinberg and a new preface from the author, Behind Deep Blue offers a remarkable look at one of the most famous advances in artificial intelligence, and the brilliant toolmaker who invented it.

Author : Jennifer Donnelly
Genre : Children's stories
Publisher : Hodder Children's Books
ISBN : 1444921207
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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.

Author : Cath Crowley
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN : 9781101937662
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File Download : 288 page

“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.

Author : Monroe Newborn
Genre : Computers
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN : 0387954619
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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.

Author : Monty Newborn
Genre : Computers
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN : 9780857293411
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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.

Author : Monty Newborn
Genre : Computers
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN : 9781461222606
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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.

Author : Bruce Pandolfini
Genre : Games & Activities
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9780684848525
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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

Author : Christie Anderson
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Publisher : Christie Anderson
ISBN :
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"If this series goes as hot as we think it is, it will be better than Twilight! Stephenie Meyer, look out!" ~Young Readers Group of Maine SADIE I’ve dreamt of the mysterious faceless boy with shimmering eyes since I was little. But that’s all he ever was… a dream. Then I almost died. When I woke up, there he was. Rayne is definitely real… and gorgeous. I feel like I’ve known him forever, but I have no idea why. Who is he? All he will tell me is that he’s a Water Keeper, tasked with using Healing Water to help the sick and hurt. But he’s been assigned to me. Only me. My own irresistible bodyguard. But, why? What is he protecting me from? I’m just a normal high school girl. Or am I? RAYNE I have a duty—to protect Sadie from a secret world she knows nothing about, or her place in it. I can’t get emotionally involved. The risk is too great. I’m not even supposed to speak to her. But then there was the accident. I thought I was going to lose her, and I can’t lose her. But I can’t have her either. I have to be strong. But, the way she looks at me… the way she makes me feel… No. I have to resist. I’ve sworn an oath I can't ever break. Sadie has the perfect life. But everything turns upside down when she’s rescued by a mysterious boy who won’t even tell her his name. As Sadie pushes for answers, she realizes her life isn’t as perfect as she thought. Not only is she caught in a world of dangerous secret agents she never knew existed, but it turns out her true identity may be the greatest secret of all.

Author : S. E. Harmon
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Rules of Possession
ISBN : 1641082062
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File Download : 368 page

A year ago, Kelly Cannon couldn't imagine he'd end up with his formerly straight best friend. It's hard to believe he can finally kiss Blue anytime he wants... as long as they're in private. And there's the rub. Despite Kelly's promise to wait until Blue is ready to come out, he's tired of sneaking around. The cracks in their relationship are starting to show, and there might not be enough spackle in the world to fix them. Britton "Blue" Montgomery may not be the physics brainiac his boyfriend is, but he's not stupid. He knows Kelly isn't completely happy, but he's not ready to be the poster boy for bisexuals and gays in the NFL. He just wants to keep his head down, play the game he loves, and go home to the man he adores. Is that too much to ask? With the truth slowly coming to the surface, Blue must make a choice. If it means losing Kelly, there's no decision to make. He has to find enough courage to face the music and hope they'll survive the fallout. Man. Happily-ever-afters may not be just for Disney princesses, but they sure are a lot of work.

Author : Sylvie Shaw
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9781317488187
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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.