Reliable Knowledge Discovery:Auflage 2012
This book synthesizes the current state of knowledge on logistics infrastructures and process modeling, especially for processes that are exposed to changing and uncertain environments. It then builds on this knowledge to present a new concept of dependable product delivery assurance. In order to quantitatively assess dependability, a service continuity oriented approach as well as an imperfect knowledge based concept of risk are employed. This approach is based on the methodology of service engineering and is closely related to the idea of the resilient enterprise, as well as the concept of disruption-tolerant operation. The practical advantages of this concept are subsequently illustrated in three sample applications: a modified FMECA method, an expert system with fuzzy reasoning, and a simulation agent-based model of logistic network resilience. The book will benefit a broad readership, including: researchers, especially in systems science, management science and operations research; professionals, especially managers; project managers and analysts; and undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA students in engineering.
This book is about knowledge and its value. The central hypothesis is that humans think and speak of knowing in order to identify reliable informants, which is vital for human survival, cooperation, and flourishing. This simple idea is used to answer an array of complex and consequential philosophical questions.
A Sketch of the Career of Richard F. Burton:Collected From Men of Eminence, From Sir Richard and Lady Burton´s Own Works, From the Press, From Personal Knowledge, and Various Other Reliable Sources (Classic Reprint) Alfred Bate Richards
Job hunting today can be rather competitive. Very rarely is a job opening available where you will be the only person applying, as predominantly hundreds may battle it out for the same position. Even if you are the person lucky enough to land the job, you may find that you are still not satisfied and yearn for something more, something slightly out of the ordinary. Todd McLeod´s book Online Jobs looks at how people continue to explore new ways of making money from home as an additional income - and they are making the right decision, as there are so many opportunities just waiting to be tapped in to. Sitting at home and searching through the job section in your local newspaper simply won´t cut it. All you really need is basic computer knowledge, a reliable Internet connection, and the desire to earn cash from home at a pace you are comfortable with, either part time or full time. Grab a copy of Online Jobs: How to Be a Freelancer! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Griffith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018972/bk_acx0_018972_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Western esotericism has been a pervasive presence in Western culture from late antiquity to the present day, but until recently it was largely ignored by scholars and surrounded by misconceptions and prejudice. This accessible guide provides readers with the basic knowledge and tools that will allow them to find their way in this bewildering but fascinating field. What is it that unites phenomena as diverse as ancient gnosticism and hermetism, the ´´occult sciences´´ of astrology, alchemy, and magic, rosicrucianism, as well as Christian theosophy, occultism, spiritualism, and the contemporary New Age spiritualities? What can the study of them teach us about our common cultural and intellectual heritage, and what is it that makes them relevant to contemporary concerns? How do we distinguish reliable historical knowledge from legends and fictions about esoteric traditions? These and many other questions are answered clearly and succinctly, so that the reader can find his way into the labyrinth of Western esotericism and out of it again.