The Thames has been a highway, a frontier and an attack route; it has been a playground and a sewer, a source of water and a source of power. Every stretch has its own character, atmosphere and stories. Thames: Sacred River explores the river from source to sea. Peter Ackroyd, bestselling author of London: The Biography, tells the story of the river and the people who have lived on and by it over the centuries. In part two, The Working River, we discover the wherries, barges and bridges, the industries, lawmakers and lawbreakers who form the life of the river.
Rex Mundi Volume 2: The River Underground (2nd edition)
The Thames displays the same qualities as London: The Biography: scholarship, wit, discursiveness, lovely descriptive writing, anecdotes, spirit of place and character. It is hugely enjoyable and sure to be another mammoth bestseller. The Thames is about the river from source to sea, from prehistoric times to the present, its flora and fauna, the paintings and photographs inspired by the Thames, its geology, smells and colours, its literature, laws, magic and myths, its architecture, trade and weather. The reader learns about the fishes that swim in the river and the boats that ply on its surface, about floods and tides, hauntings and suicides, miasmas and sewers, locks, weirs and embankments. Here is Shelley floating on the river under poetical beech trees, Hogarth getting roaring drunk on a boat trip to Gravesend, William Morris wondering whether the same Thames water flowed past his windows in Hammersmith as flowed past his house at Kelmscott, 100 miles upriver. Peter Ackroyd has a genius for digging out the most surprising and entertaining details, and for writing about them in the most magisterial prose.
River modelling has to overcome difficulties such as lack of complete measured data or incomplete data, complicated hydrodynamic equations and turbulence. Since neural networks can simulate directly from the given data, without any a priori equations, they can overcome many if not all of these difficulties. Beginning with an introduction to neural networks, the work then considers the application of such hydroinformatic techniques to river/estuarine modelling. Neural network models with and without bottom friction are developed using the backpropagation algorithm and appropriate optimum learning rates and momentum term parameters are calculated. Finally, these models are applied to the confluence of the Rivers Thames and Medway. Appendices: finite differences, Matlab code, support vector machines. This book should be of interest to any researcher or student involved in the application of artificial intelligence to river modelling.
The Endless River - пятнадцатый студийный альбом легендарной британской рок-группы Pink Floyd, выпущенный спустя 20 лет, после последнего релиза. Альбом основан на студийных записях, сделанных при подготовке альбома The Division Bell. Весь последний год музыканты добавляли новые части, перезаписывали оставшиеся и перерабатывали их в условиях современных технологий.
Angel and Faith: Season Ten Volume 1: Where the River Meets the Sea