Rastloser Verführer, zynischer Rationalist, aristokratischer Opponent gegen den monarchischen Absolutismus: die Figur des Don Juan hat viele Facetten. Über deren Bedeutung und Moliéres Aneignung und Umgestaltung der Tradition informiert die vorliegende zweisprachige Ausgabe in einem umfangreichen Kommentar.
Former US naval officer Jake Slate is on a downhill slide into alcohol, self-pity, and rage. A decade of life as a mercenary submarine commander has left him exhausted, bitter, and utterly disgusted with the world. When a drunken brawl leaves his opponent dead in the parking lot of a seedy bar, Jake needs to run away. From his crime...from his country...from himself. For international arms dealer Pierre Renard, Jake´s meltdown couldn´t possibly have come at a better time. Renard is planning to start a war against a major European military power, and he needs Jake Slate to light the fuse. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Christy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083588/bk_acx0_083588_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bayes´ rule appears to be a straightforward, one-line theorem: by updating our initial beliefs with objective new information, we get a new and improved belief. To its adherents, it is an elegant statement about learning from experience. To its opponents, it is subjectivity run amok. In the first-ever account of Bayes´ rule for general readers and listeners, Sharon Bertsch McGrayne explores this controversial theorem and the human obsessions surrounding it. She traces its discovery by an amateur mathematician in the 1740s through its development into roughly its modern form by French scientist Pierre Simon Laplace. She reveals why respected statisticians rendered it professionally taboo for 150 years - at the same time that practitioners relied on it to solve crises involving great uncertainty and scanty information, even breaking Germany´s Enigma code during World War II, and explains how the advent of off-the-shelf computer technology in the 1980s proved to be a game-changer. Today, Bayes´ rule is used everywhere from DNA decoding to Homeland Security. Drawing on primary source material and interviews with statisticians and other scientists, The Theory That Would Not Die is the riveting account of how a seemingly simple theorem ignited one of the greatest controversies of all time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laural Merlington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/002468/bk_tant_002468_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.