Download PDF K-Pax Book by Gene Brewer Full eBook and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2002-03 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When a man who claims to be from outer space is brought into the Manhattan Institute, the mental ward seems to be just the place for him. However this patient is unlike anyone psychiatrist Dr. Gene Brewer has had under his care before. Calling himself 'prot', he has no traceable background but says that he is an inhabitant of the planet K-PAX, a perfect world without wars, government or religion, and where every being coexists in harmony. Setting a departure date - August 17th at 3.31am - on which he plans to return home on a beam of light, 'prot' keeps us guessing right up until the end.
Author : Gene Brewer
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release Date : 2005-12-12
ISBN : 1477179534
Pages : 319 pages
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Download PDF Creating K-Pax -Or- Are You Sure You Want to Be a Writer? Book by Gene Brewer Full eBook and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2005-12-12 with total page 319 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In November, 2001, I was sued, along with almost everyone else connected with the film version of my novel K-PAX, for plagiarizing an Argentinean movie called Man Facing Southeast (the suit was later dismissed). At about the same time, dozens of letters arrived from fans asking where the ideas for the book/film originated. Together, these developments led me to ponder how my difficult life had led me to become a writer, and how I came to write K-PAX in particular. The resulting memoir includes excerpts from unpublished work, and ends with a chapter of advice for other would-be novelists.
Download PDF K-PAX REDUX Book by Gene Brewer Full eBook and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2007-06-01 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: B-TIK is one of the most beautiful small WORLDS in the GALAXY. In fact, the EARTH could truly become a paradise if the human inhabitants stopped trying their very best to "multiply and subdue" it. Their cancerous population growth, mindless consumption of its natural resources, and catastrophic elevation of themselves to superiority over all the other species who co-habit their PLANET have corrupted it for everyone, including themselves. Given their evolutionary history, however, perhaps the PLANET was doomed from the beginning. In any case, their self-centeredness has outlived its usefulness, if it ever had any. The "idea" that they are entitled to everything they can get their hands on is reinforced daily by their governments, their laws, their parents, their schools, their entertainment media, their religions. If they are to survive the next century, their juvenile egos will have to mature and learn to rely on values other than family, country, and gods to give their lives meaning. Countless humans have said to me, "It's more complicated than that!" But to a child, everything is complicated. Apparently nothing short of genetic manipulation will fix the defect, and even that is [fraught] with difficulties--who is going to decide which genes to manipulate? As B-TIK moves inexorably toward catastrophe, there will be more and more sapiens who will slowly awaken and wonder what went wrong. Unfortunately, it is almost too late to reverse the damage, even though a simple treatment of all their social and environmental illnesses--the elimination of capital, nations, religions, and parental indoctrination--is readily available. Yet, with only a quarter of a century left to initiate the necessary changes, the majority of them continue to go on with their robotic ways as if there will be no tomorrow. Ironic, no? Without these adjustments the prognosis is not good, and the sapiens will not survive another century. If they manage to evolve before they self-destruct, however, they could become admirable citizens of the UNIVERSE, and certainly some of the more interesting ones. But they still have a long way to go. Even after a thousand centuries of experience, they are yet children.
Download PDF K-PAX V Book by Gene Brewer Full eBook and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2014-04-29 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this final book of the K-PAX series, Dr. Gene Brewer is approached by visitors from the planet Bullock, who demand that he deliver an ultimatum to the United Nations: Homo sapiens must end the killing of other humans as well as all other animal species living on Earth. Failure to meet this demand will result in the immediate extinction of the human race. Dr. B is amazed to discover that U.S. Government officials, including the President, have been expecting such visitors (who, though not corporeal, behave like a colony of ants), and are fully prepared to acquiesce to these demands. The problem is that the rest of the world must be convinced that the Bullocks are capable of, and willing to, eliminate human beings from the face of the Earth. Sometimes funny, always sympathetic, Dr. Brewer has a number of encounters with the Bullocks, in which he experiences undreamed of travels around the galaxy, and to his own past and beyond. For their part, the aliens willingly demonstrate their ability to remove Homo sapiens from this world. Will the clues found on the mysterious cone-shaped device be deciphered in time to save mankind from extinction? The surprise ending will captivate and reward K-PAX fans everywhere.
Download PDF K-Pax Iv Book by Gene Brewer Full eBook and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2007-03-09 with total page 167 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A New visitor arrives from K-PAX. Fled is outspoken, belligerent, very promiscuous, and resembles more than anything else a large chimpanzee. When she returns she will be taking 100,000 people with her. Dr. B agrees to host the visitor at the Manhattan Psychiatric Institute hoping she will be able to do something for the hospitals difficult mental patients. Fled soon becomes pregnant, and the father could be anyone-a chimpanzee, a gorilla, or a human, possibly even one of the patient. As the departure date draws near, the reader will find himself gripped by the questions of who will be going wither and will the CIA be able to prevent her from kidnapping any American citizens.
Download PDF K-Pax Book by Dr. Gene Brewer Full eBook and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2001-01-15 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Psychiatrist Gene Brewer doesn't have a diagnosis for the mysterious new patient who calls himself "prot" (rhymes with goat). But this strange and likeable man cannot be--as he claims--from the planet K-PAX. Or can he? Prot knows facts about space that are confounding the experts. He is soon revealing Dr. Brewer's own deepest pains and most sublime longings. And his tales of K-PAX have other patients competing to go along with him when he heads "home". Now the doctor is racing the clock to find prot's true identity before he losses a man whose "madness" might just save them all. . . Published in a dozens countries with movie rights sold to the producer of Field of Dreams, K-PAX has touched the hearts and expanded the horizons of readers around the world. It promises to join Robert Heinlein's classic Stranger in a Strange Land as a moving, thought-provoking masterpiece of modern-day fiction.
Download PDF K-Pax omnibus Book by Gene Brewer Full eBook and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2012-10-17 with total page 800 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When a man who claims to be from outer space is brought into the Manhattan Institute, the mental ward seems to be just the place for him. However, this patient is unlike anyone psychiatrist Dr. Gene Brewer has met before. Clever, inscrutable and utterly charismatic, Robert Porter calls himself 'prot' and has no traceable background - but he claims that he is an inhabitant of the planet K-PAX, a perfect world without wars, government or religion, and where every being co-exists in harmony. It's not long before the other patients are hanging on prot's every word. And even Dr Brewer starts to find himself convinced... This omnibus edition contains all three of the K-PAX novels, plus a bonus story, prot's report, and is as witty, quirky and enlightening as we have come to expect of Brewer's wonderful characters.
Author : Ali Saberi
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2012-06-21
ISBN : 0817647872
Pages : 837 pages
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Download PDF Internal and External Stabilization of Linear Systems with Constraints Book by Ali Saberi Full eBook and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2012-06-21 with total page 837 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unifying two decades of research, this book is the first to establish a comprehensive foundation for a systematic analysis and design of linear systems with general state and input constraints. For such systems, which can be used as models for most nonlinear systems, the issues of stability, controller design, additonal constraints, and satisfactory performance are addressed. The book is an excellent reference for practicing engineers, graduate students, and researchers in control systems theory and design. It may also serve as an advanced graduate text for a course or a seminar in nonlinear control systems theory and design in applied mathematics or engineering departments. Minimal prerequisites include a first graduate course in state-space methods as well as a first course in control systems design.
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Download PDF Finding God in the Movies Book by Catherine M. Barsotti Full eBook and published by Baker Books. This book was released on 2004-08-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: You love movies. Who doesn't? In Finding God in the Movies Catherine Barsotti and Robert Johnston show you how to combine your love of movies with your desire for God. Introducing thirty-three films of faith--ranging from Tender Mercies to X-Men--the authors identify and explore key biblical themes like forgiveness, faith, and repentance. An enthusiastic guide for the individual movie lover or small group, this resource contains production notes and film synopses, relevant Scripture texts, theological reflection, recommended video clips, discussion questions, and more. It will deepen your fervor for film and for God.
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Author : Jiwei Wen
Publisher : Academic Press
Release Date : 2019-06-06
ISBN : 0128148691
Pages : 222 pages
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Download PDF Non-monotonic Approach to Robust H∞ Control of Multi-model Systems Book by Jiwei Wen Full eBook and published by Academic Press. This book was released on 2019-06-06 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Non-monotonic Approach to Robust H∞ Control of Multi-model Systems focuses on robust analysis and synthesis problems for multi-model systems based on the non-monotonic Lyapunov Functionals (LFs) approach that enlarges the stability region and improves control performance. By fully considering the diversity of switching laws, the multi-step time difference, the multi-step prediction, and the expansion of system dimension, the non-monotonic LF can be properly constructed. The focus of this book is placed on the H∞ state feedback control, H∞ filtering and H∞ output feedback control for multi-model systems via a non-monotonic LF approach. The book's authors provide illustrative examples to show the feasibility and efficiency of the proposed methods, along with practical examples that demonstrate the effectiveness and potential of theoretical results. Offers tools for the analysis and design of control processes where the process can be represented by multi-models Presents a comprehensive explanation of recent developments in non-monotonic approaches to robust H-infinity control of multi-model systems Gives numerical examples and simulation results in each chapter to demonstrate engineering potential
Download PDF Eliseo Subiela in Life and Cinema Book by Nancy J. Membrez Full eBook and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2022-02-25 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Audiences never have a lukewarm opinion of a Subiela film. They either love it passionately or hate it profoundly. That Eliseo Subiela (Buenos Aires, 1944-2016), an original and sensitive thinker, survived, and indeed throve in economically challenged Argentina while garnering more accolades abroad than in his own country, is a tribute to his grit, intelligence, imagination and persistence of vision. With an astounding list of prizes and honors, he was a world-class auteur. Even when he was making a TV commercial, his surreal style and poetic sensibility were unmistakable. This book represents the culmination of 20 years of research and personal correspondence with Eliseo Subiela. Through ten scholarly studies and five interviews, it sheds light on his life, esthetics, obsessions, struggles with madness, and, of course, his films. It addresses his earlier career in advertising, lifelong artistic influences, screenwriting techniques, critical reactions to his films, and what Subiela's example has to offer aspiring filmmakers, especially those in Latin America.
Author : Raphaël Mourad
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release Date : 2014-09-18
ISBN : 0191019194
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Download PDF Probabilistic Graphical Models for Genetics, Genomics, and Postgenomics Book by Raphaël Mourad Full eBook and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2014-09-18 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nowadays bioinformaticians and geneticists are faced with myriad high-throughput data usually presenting the characteristics of uncertainty, high dimensionality and large complexity. These data will only allow insights into this wealth of so-called 'omics' data if represented by flexible and scalable models, prior to any further analysis. At the interface between statistics and machine learning, probabilistic graphical models (PGMs) represent a powerful formalism to discover complex networks of relations. These models are also amenable to incorporating a priori biological information. Network reconstruction from gene expression data represents perhaps the most emblematic area of research where PGMs have been successfully applied. However these models have also created renewed interest in genetics in the broad sense, in particular regarding association genetics, causality discovery, prediction of outcomes, detection of copy number variations, and epigenetics. This book provides an overview of the applications of PGMs to genetics, genomics and postgenomics to meet this increased interest. A salient feature of bioinformatics, interdisciplinarity, reaches its limit when an intricate cooperation between domain specialists is requested. Currently, few people are specialists in the design of advanced methods using probabilistic graphical models for postgenomics or genetics. This book deciphers such models so that their perceived difficulty no longer hinders their use and focuses on fifteen illustrations showing the mechanisms behind the models. Probabilistic Graphical Models for Genetics, Genomics and Postgenomics covers six main themes: (1) Gene network inference (2) Causality discovery (3) Association genetics (4) Epigenetics (5) Detection of copy number variations (6) Prediction of outcomes from high-dimensional genomic data. Written by leading international experts, this is a collection of the most advanced work at the crossroads of probabilistic graphical models and genetics, genomics, and postgenomics. The self-contained chapters provide an enlightened account of the pros and cons of applying these powerful techniques.
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