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Introduction to Handbook of American Indian Languages and Ind... by Franz Boas
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Introduction to Handbook of American Indian Languages and Ind... by Franz Boas
"A student of linguistics who rates this book this year could conceivably give a rating of two or three stars, four if they are either generous or haven't read much literature in linguistic theories and history. For a student of philology, and part..." Read more of this review »
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A Short Course in Computational Geometry and Topology by Herbert Edelsbrunner
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A Short Course in Computational Geometry and Topology by Herbert Edelsbrunner
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Recently I've begun to explore the nuts and bolts of a new type of data analysis called "topological data analysis" (TDA). The basis of TDA is that there natural shapes that high-dimensional data can be mapped to, which permit rather unusual and inte ...more
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Applied Dynamic Programming for Optimization of Dynamical Sys... by Rush D. Robinett III
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I perused and selectively read this excellent volume that speaks to the interplay between optimization and control theory. What I enjoyed most about it was the enormous emphasis on actual cases from industry, e.g., robotic arm movement with multiple ...more
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We Are Our Language by Barbra A. Meek
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The subject of language extinction and revitalization is near and dear to my heart, as a big fan of not just language in general, but the social, historical, and cultural components embedded within language. This book by Barbra Meek is outstanding in ...more
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We Are Our Language by Barbra A. Meek
"A good ethnography of language revitalization of the Kaska language of the Yukon. The book, while at times gives one hope that the language can be revitalized also makes one dread that the language is lost. The concepts brought up by Meek are as d..." Read more of this review »
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