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Recursion
Title Recursion
Author
Publisher Crown
Release DateJune 11, 2019
Category Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Total Pages 324 pages
ISBN B07HDSHP7N
Book Rating 4.5 out of 5 from 3.973 reviews
Language EN, ES, BE, DA ,DE , NL and FR
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of Dark Matter and the Wayward Pines trilogy comes a relentless thriller about time, identity, and memory—his most mind-boggling, irresistible work to date, and the inspiration for Shondaland’s upcoming Netflix film. “A time-twisting, mind-bending novel, perfect for summer reading.”—The New York Times Book Review Memory makes reality. That’s what New York City cop Barry Sutton is learning as he investigates the devastating phenomenon the media has dubbed False Memory Syndrome—a mysterious affliction that drives its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived. Neuroscientist Helena Smith already understands the power of memory. It’s why she’s dedicated her life to creating a technology that will let us preserve our most precious moments of our pasts. If she succeeds, anyone will be able to re-experience a first kiss, the birth of a child, the final moment with a dying parent. As Barry searches for the truth, he comes face-to-face with an opponent more terrifying than any disease—a force that attacks not just our minds but the very fabric of the past. And as its effects begin to unmake the world as we know it, only he and Helena, working together, will stand a chance at defeating it. But how can they make a stand when reality itself is shifting and crumbling all around them? Praise for Recursion “An action-packed, brilliantly unique ride that had me up late and shirking responsibilities until I had devoured the last page . . . a fantastic read.”—Andy Weir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian “Another profound science-fiction thriller. Crouch masterfully blends science and intrigue into the experience of what it means to be deeply human.”—Newsweek “Definitely not one to forget when you’re packing for vacation . . . [Crouch] breathes fresh life into matters with a mix of heart, intelligence, and philosophical musings.”—Entertainment Weekly “A trippy journey down memory lane . . . [Crouch’s] intelligence is an able match for the challenge he’s set of overcoming the structure of time itself.”—Time “Wildly entertaining . . . another winning novel from an author at the top of his game.”—AV Club

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Recursion by Blake Crouch

Title Recursion
Author Blake Crouch
Publisher Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Release Date 2019
Category FICTION
Total Pages 329
ISBN 9781524759780
Language English, Spanish, and French
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New York City cop Barry Sutton investigates the devastating phenomenon the media has dubbed False Memory Syndrome-- a mysterious affliction that drives its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived. Neuroscientist Helena Smith dedicated her life to creating a technology that will let us preserve our most precious moments of our pasts. If she succeeds, anyone will be able to re-experience a first kiss, the birth of a child, the final moment with a dying parent. Together they face a force that attacks not just our minds but the very fabric of the past. Memory makes reality-- and the force is beginning to unmake the world as we know it. -- adapted from jacket.

Recursion by Blake Crouch

Title Recursion
Author Blake Crouch
Publisher Ballantine Books
Release Date 2019-06-11
Category Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781524759803
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of Dark Matter and the Wayward Pines trilogy comes a relentless thriller about time, identity, and memory—his most mind-boggling, irresistible work to date, and the inspiration for Shondaland’s upcoming Netflix film. “Gloriously twisting . . . a heady campfire tale of a novel.”—The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Time • NPR • BookRiot Reality is broken. At first, it looks like a disease. An epidemic that spreads through no known means, driving its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived. But the force that’s sweeping the world is no pathogen. It’s just the first shock wave, unleashed by a stunning discovery—and what’s in jeopardy is not our minds but the very fabric of time itself. In New York City, Detective Barry Sutton is closing in on the truth—and in a remote laboratory, neuroscientist Helena Smith is unaware that she alone holds the key to this mystery . . . and the tools for fighting back. Together, Barry and Helena will have to confront their enemy—before they, and the world, are trapped in a loop of ever-growing chaos. Praise for Recursion “An action-packed, brilliantly unique ride that had me up late and shirking responsibilities until I had devoured the last page . . . a fantastic read.”—Andy Weir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian “Another profound science-fiction thriller. Crouch masterfully blends science and intrigue into the experience of what it means to be deeply human.”—Newsweek “Definitely not one to forget when you’re packing for vacation . . . [Crouch] breathes fresh life into matters with a mix of heart, intelligence, and philosophical musings.”—Entertainment Weekly “A trippy journey down memory lane . . . [Crouch’s] intelligence is an able match for the challenge he’s set of overcoming the structure of time itself.”—Time “Wildly entertaining . . . another winning novel from an author at the top of his game.”—AV Club

Recursion by Blake Crouch

Title Recursion
Author Blake Crouch
Publisher Macmillan
Release Date 2019-06-11
Category Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781760786717
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A breath-taking exploration of memory and what it means to be human, Recursion is the follow-up novel to the smash-hit thriller, Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch. What if someone could rewrite your entire life? 'My son has been erased.' Those are the last words the woman tells Barry Sutton, before she leaps from the Manhattan rooftop. Deeply unnerved, Barry begins to investigate her death, only to learn that this wasn't an isolated case. All across the country, people are waking up to lives different than the ones they fell asleep to. Are they suffering from False Memory Syndrome, a mysterious, new disease that afflicts people with vivid memories of a life they never lived? Or is something far more sinister behind the fracturing of reality all around him? Miles away, neuroscientist Helena Smith is developing a technology that allows us to preserve our most intense memories, and relive them. If she succeeds, anyone will be able to re-experience a first kiss, the birth of a child, the final moment with a dying parent. Barry's search for the truth leads him on an impossible, astonishing journey, as he discovers that Helena's work has yielded a terrifying gift - the ability not just to preserve memories, but to remake them . . . at the risk of destroying what it means to be human. PRAISE FOR RECURSION 'It's not often I plough through a book in two days. But Blake Crouch's action-packed, brilliantly unique Recursion had me up late and shirking responsibilities until I had devoured the last page. A fantastic read' Andy Weir, author of The Martian 'Recursion takes mind-twisting premises and embeds them in a deeply emotional story about time and loss and grief and most of all, the glory of the human heart' Gregg Hurwitz, author of the Orphan X series 'Blake Crouch has invented his own brand of page-turner--fearlessly genre-bending, consistently surprising, and determined to explode the boundaries of what a thriller can be' Karin Slaughter, author of the Grant County series 'Blake Crouch's fantastic, mind-blowing philosophical thriller' Yahoo News

Recursion Theory by Joseph R. Shoenfield

Title Recursion Theory
Author Joseph R. Shoenfield
Publisher CRC Press
Release Date 2018-04-27
Category Mathematics
Total Pages 96
ISBN 9781351419413
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume, which ten years ago appeared as the first in the acclaimed series Lecture Notes in Logic, serves as an introduction to recursion theory. The fundamental concept of recursion makes the idea of computability accessible to a mathematical analysis, thus forming one of the pillars on which modern computer science rests. The clarity and focus of this text have established it as a classic instrument for teaching and self-study that prepares its readers for the study of advanced monographs and the current literature on recursion theory.

Title Recursion Complexity in Cognition
Author Tom Roeper
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2014-06-05
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 271
ISBN 9783319050867
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume focuses on recursion and reveals a host of new theoretical arguments, philosophical perspectives, formal representations and empirical evidence from parsing, acquisition and computer models, highlighting its central role in modern science. Noam Chomsky, whose work introduced recursion to linguistics and cognitive science and other leading researchers in the fields of philosophy, semantics, computer science and psycholinguistics in showing the profound reach of this concept into modern science. Recursion has been at the heart of generative grammar from the outset. Recent work in minimalism has put it at center-stage with a wide range of consequences across the intellectual landscape. The contributor to this volume both advance the field and provide a cross-sectional view of the place that recursion takes in modern science.

Recursion by Blake Crouch

Title Recursion
Author Blake Crouch
Publisher Macmillan
Release Date 2019-06-11
Category
Total Pages 336
ISBN 1509866663
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A breath-taking exploration of memory and what it means to be human, Recursion is the follow-up novel to the smash-hit thriller, Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch. What if someone could rewrite your entire life?'My son has been erased.' Those are the last words the woman tells Barry Sutton, before she leaps from the Manhattan rooftop. Deeply unnerved, Barry begins to investigate her death, only to learn that this wasn't an isolated case. All across the country, people are waking up to lives different than the ones they fell asleep to. Are they suffering from False Memory Syndrome, a mysterious, new disease that afflicts people with vivid memories of a life they never lived? Or is something far more sinister behind the fracturing of reality all around him?Miles away, neuroscientist Helena Smith is developing a technology that allows us to preserve our most intense memories, and relive them. If she succeeds, anyone will be able to re-experience a first kiss, the birth of a child, the final moment with a dying parent.Barry's search for the truth leads him on an impossible, astonishing journey, as he discovers that Helena's work has yielded a terrifying gift - the ability not just to preserve memories, but to remake them . . . at the risk of destroying what it means to be human.

Title Classical Recursion Theory Volume II
Author P. Odifreddi
Publisher North Holland
Release Date 1989
Category Mathematics
Total Pages 949
ISBN UOM:39015053488618
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This second volume of the study of classical recursion theory describes the universe from a local (bottom-up or synthetical) point of view, and covers the whole spectrum, from the recursive to the arithmetical sets. The text ends with a treatment of the enumeration degrees.

Recursion And Human Language by Harry van der Hulst

Title Recursion and Human Language
Author Harry van der Hulst
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
Release Date 2010
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9783110219241
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In this volume, the issue of recursion is tackled from a variety of angles. Some articles cover formal issues regarding the proper characterization or definition of recursion, while others focus on empirical issues by examining the kinds of structure in languages that suggest recursive mechanism in the grammar. Most articles discuss syntactic phenomena, but several involve morphology, the lexicon and phonology. In addition, we find discussions that involve evolutionary notions and language disorders, and the broader cognitive context of recursion.

Recursion by Tony Ballantyne

Title Recursion
Author Tony Ballantyne
Publisher Spectra
Release Date 2006
Category Fiction
Total Pages 406
ISBN 9780553589283
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the twenty-third century, Herb, a young entrepreneur, returns to the remote planet on which he has been furtively trying to build a city, only to find it a swarming nightmare of self-replicating machinery, in an imaginative speculative novel that explores a future era of conflict between humankind and the artificial intelligences and cities and planets it has carelessly fabricated. Original.

Title Techniques of Admissible Recursion Theory
Author C. T. Chong
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2006-12-08
Category Mathematics
Total Pages 220
ISBN 9783540391210
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Interfaces Recursion Language
Author Uli Sauerland
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
Release Date 2007-01-01
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 295
ISBN 9783110207552
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Human language is a phenomenon of immense richness: It provides finely nuanced means of expression that underlie the formation of culture and society; it is subject to subtle, unexpected constraints like syntactic islands and cross-over phenomena; different mutually-unintelligeable individual languages are numerous; and the descriptions of individual languages occupy thousands of pages. Recent work in linguistics, however, has tried to argue that despite all appearances to the contrary, the human biological capacity for language may be reducible to a small inventory of core cognitive competencies. The most radical version of this view has emerged from the Minimalist Program: The claim that language consists of only the ability to generate recursive structures by a computational mechanism. On this view, all other properties of language must result from the interaction at the interfaces of that mechanism and other mental systems not exclusively devoted to language. Since language could then be described as the simplest recursive system satisfying the requirements of the interfaces, one can speak of the Minimalist Equation: Interfaces + Recursion = Language. The question whether all the richness of language can be reduced to that minimalist equation has already inspired several fruitful lines of research that led to important new results. While a full assessment of the minimalist equation will require evidence from many different areas of inquiry, this volume focuses especially on the perspective of syntax and semantics. Within the minimalist architecture, this places our concern with the core computational mechanism and the (LF-)interface where recursive structures are fed to interpretation. Specific questions that the papers address are: What kind of recursive structures can the core generator form? How can we determine what the simplest recursive system is? How can properties of language that used to be ascribed to the recursive generator be reduced to interface properties? What effects do syntactic operations have on semantic interpretation? To what extent do models of semantic interpretation support the LF-interface conditions postulated by minimalist syntax?

Title Classical Recursion Theory
Author P. Odifreddi
Publisher Elsevier
Release Date 1992-02-04
Category Computers
Total Pages 667
ISBN 0080886590
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

1988 marked the first centenary of Recursion Theory, since Dedekind's 1888 paper on the nature of number. Now available in paperback, this book is both a comprehensive reference for the subject and a textbook starting from first principles. Among the subjects covered are: various equivalent approaches to effective computability and their relations with computers and programming languages; a discussion of Church's thesis; a modern solution to Post's problem; global properties of Turing degrees; and a complete algebraic characterization of many-one degrees. Included are a number of applications to logic (in particular Gödel's theorems) and to computer science, for which Recursion Theory provides the theoretical foundation.

Language And Recursion by Francis Lowenthal

Title Language and Recursion
Author Francis Lowenthal
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2013-11-26
Category Psychology
Total Pages 232
ISBN 9781461494140
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

As humans, our many levels of language use distinguish us from the rest of the animal world. For many scholars, it is the recursive aspect of human speech that makes it truly human. But linguists continue to argue about what recursion actually is, leading to the central dilemma: is full recursion, as defined by mathematicians, really necessary for human language? Language and Recursion defines the elusive construct with the goal of furthering research into language and cognition. An up-to-date literature review surveys extensive findings based on non-verbal communication devices and neuroimaging techniques. Comparing human and non-human primate communication, the book’s contributors examine meaning in chimpanzee calls, and consider the possibility of a specific brain structure for recursion. The implications are then extended to formal grammars associated with artificial intelligence, and to the question of whether recursion is a valid concept at all. Among the topics covered: • The pragmatic origins of recursion. • Recursive cognition as a prelude to language. • Computer simulations of recursive exercises for a non-verbal communication device. • Early rule learning ability and language acquisition. • Computational language related to recursion, incursion, and fractals • Why there may be no recursion in language. Regardless of where one stands in the debate, Language and Recursion has much to offer the science community, particularly cognitive psychologists and researchers in the science of language. By presenting these multiple viewpoints, the book makes a solid case for eventual reconciliation.

Title Recursion Theory for Metamathematics
Author Raymond M. Smullyan
Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date 1993
Category Social Science
Total Pages 163
ISBN 9780195082326
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This work is a sequel to the author's G�del's Incompleteness Theorems, though it can be read independently by anyone familiar with G�del's incompleteness theorem for Peano arithmetic. The book deals mainly with those aspects of recursion theory that have applications to the metamathematics of incompleteness, undecidability, and related topics. It is both an introduction to the theory and a presentation of new results in the field.

Recursion Theory Week by Klaus Ambos-Spies

Title Recursion Theory Week
Author Klaus Ambos-Spies
Publisher Springer Verlag
Release Date 1990-07-24
Category Mathematics
Total Pages 393
ISBN UOM:39015019611063
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

These proceedings contain research and survey papers from many subfields of recursion theory, with emphasis on degree theory, in particular the development of frameworks for current techniques in this field. Other topics covered include computational complexity theory, generalized recursion theory, proof theoretic questions in recursion theory, and recursive mathematics.

Title Recursion theoretic Hierarchies
Author Peter G. Hinman
Publisher Springer Verlag
Release Date 1978
Category Mathematics
Total Pages 480
ISBN UOM:39015038951508
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Introduction to Recursive Programming
Author Manuel Rubio-Sanchez
Publisher CRC Press
Release Date 2017-10-05
Category Computers
Total Pages 411
ISBN 9781351647175
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Recursion is one of the most fundamental concepts in computer science and a key programming technique that allows computations to be carried out repeatedly. Despite the importance of recursion for algorithm design, most programming books do not cover the topic in detail, despite the fact that numerous computer programming professors and researchers in the field of computer science education agree that recursion is difficult for novice students. Introduction to Recursive Programming provides a detailed and comprehensive introduction to recursion. This text will serve as a useful guide for anyone who wants to learn how to think and program recursively, by analyzing a wide variety of computational problems of diverse difficulty. It contains specific chapters on the most common types of recursion (linear, tail, and multiple), as well as on algorithm design paradigms in which recursion is prevalent (divide and conquer, and backtracking). Therefore, it can be used in introductory programming courses, and in more advanced classes on algorithm design. The book also covers lower-level topics related to iteration and program execution, and includes a rich chapter on the theoretical analysis of the computational cost of recursive programs, offering readers the possibility to learn some basic mathematics along the way. It also incorporates several elements aimed at helping students master the material. First, it contains a larger collection of simple problems in order to provide a solid foundation of the core concepts, before diving into more complex material. In addition, one of the book's main assets is the use of a step-by-step methodology, together with specially designed diagrams, for guiding and illustrating the process of developing recursive algorithms. Furthermore, the book covers combinatorial problems and mutual recursion. These topics can broaden students' understanding of recursion by forcing them to apply the learned concepts differently, or in a more sophisticated manner. The code examples have been written in Python 3, but should be straightforward to understand for students with experience in other programming languages. Finally, worked out solutions to over 120 end-of-chapter exercises are available for instructors.

Title Recursion on the Countable Functionals
Author D. Normann
Publisher Springer
Release Date 1980-07-01
Category Mathematics
Total Pages 198
ISBN 3540100199
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Logic Sets And Recursion by Robert L. Causey

Title Logic Sets and Recursion
Author Robert L. Causey
Publisher Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date 2001
Category Mathematics
Total Pages 405
ISBN 0763716952
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book introduces logic with an orientation towards mathematics and computing theory. The goal of this text is to teach students how to construct and write informal, but rigorous, mathematical proofs using basic set theory, recursive definitions, and mathematical induction. This book provides the undergraduate students with a systematic introduction to the principles of logic and the basic ideas of set theory and mathematical induction.

Recursion Via Pascal by Jeffrey Soden Rohl

Title Recursion Via Pascal
Author Jeffrey Soden Rohl
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1984
Category Computers
Total Pages 191
ISBN 0521263298
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book is devoted to recursion in programming, the technique by which the solution to a problem is expressed partly in terms of the solution to a simpler version of the same problem. Ultimately the solution to the simplest version must be given explicitly. In functional programming, recursion has received its full due since it is quite often the only repetitive construct. However, the programming language used here is Pascal and the examples have been chosen accordingly. It makes an interesting contrast with the use of recursion in functional and logic programming. The early chapters consider simple linear recursion using examples such as finding the highest common factor of a pair of numbers, and processing linked lists. Subsequent chapters move up through binary recursion, with examples which include the Towers of Hanoi problem and symbolic differentiation, to general recursion. The book contains well over 100 examples.

Classical Recursion Theory by Piergiorgio Odifreddi

Title Classical Recursion Theory
Author Piergiorgio Odifreddi
Publisher North Holland
Release Date 1989
Category Recursion theory
Total Pages 668
ISBN UOM:39015058985378
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

1988 marked the first centenary of Recursion Theory, since Dedekind's 1888 paper on the nature of number. Now available in paperback, this book is both a comprehensive reference for the subject and a textbook starting from first principles. Among the subjects covered are: various equivalent approaches to effective computability and their relations with computers and programming languages; a discussion of Church's thesis; a modern solution to Post's problem; global properties of Turing degrees; and a complete algebraic characterization of many-one degrees. Included are a number of applications to logic (in particular Godel's theorems) and to computer science, for which Recursion Theory provides the theoretical foundation.

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