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Templates for the Solution of Linear Systems Building Blocks for Iterative Methods

Templates for the Solution of Linear Systems Building Blocks for Iterative Methods

Author: Richard Barrett, Michael W. Berry, Tony F. Chan, James W. Demmel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/12/2019

In this book, which focuses on the use of iterative methods for solving large sparse systems of linear equations, templates are introduced to meet the needs of both the traditional user and the high performance specialist. Templates, a description of a general algorithm rather than the executable object or source code more commonly found in a conventional software library, offer whatever degree of customization the user may desire. Templates have three distinct advantages: they are general and reusable, they are not language specific, and they exploit the expertise of both the numerical analyst, who creates a template reflecting in depth knowledge of a specific numerical technique, and the computational scientist, who then provides value added capability to the general template description, customizing it for specific needs. For each template that is presented, the authors provide a mathematical description of the flow of the algorithm, discussion of convergence and stopping criteria to use in the iteration, suggestions for applying a method to special matrix types, advice for tuning the template, tips on parallel implementations, and hints as to when and why a method is useful.

Cycle Touring in Wales A two-week circuit and shorter tours

Cycle Touring in Wales A two-week circuit and shorter tours

Author: Richard Barrett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

Guidebook to cycle touring in Wales. Catering to just about any itinerary, it describes a 657 mile circuit of Wales - perfect for a two-week adventure - plus 6 cross routes, which range from 45 to 73 miles and can be completed as day/weekend rides, or used to create shorter versions of the main circuit. This guide includes all the information needed to plan and execute a successful tour. In addition to clear route description, 1:200K mapping and gradient profiles, there is advice on selecting a schedule, planning your trip, preparing your bike and organising logistics, such as accommodation, getting to and from the start, and ways to carry (or not carry) your kit. Also includes a handy cycle shop listing, a Welsh glossary and checklist of things to take. Showcasing mile after mile of stunning coastal scenery, quaint seaside towns, rolling marcher country, as well as an impressive collection of castles, industrial archaeology, churches, chapels and prehistoric sites, Wales is a veritable delight for the cycling enthusiast. Discover verdant green valleys, skirt wild mountains, soak up Pembrokeshire's salty sea air and boast of your pedal up the highest road in Wales.

The Evolutionary Human How Darwin Got It Wrong: It Was Never about Species, It Was Always about Consciousness

The Evolutionary Human How Darwin Got It Wrong: It Was Never about Species, It Was Always about Consciousness

Author: Richard Barrett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2018

My basic hypothesis is that evolution was never about species, it was always about consciousness. Therefore, the continuance of 3.8 billion years of evolution on Earth now rests on the shoulders of the evolution human consciousness. Unlike Neo-Darwinism and Intelligent Design, which are only concerned with life on Earth, the evolutionary intelligence theory explains the whole of evolution from the Big Bang to the present day. Richard Barrett takes on nothing less than the theory of evolution and adds immeasurably to our understanding. The elegant simplicity with which Richard guides us through his ideas is refreshing in this era of complication and complexity and indicates a rare clarity of thought. His analysis of current world events and prognosis for the future should be required reading for all politicians and policymakers. Ruth Steinholtz, AreteWork LLP

Cycling Lon Las Cymru 250 miles through the heart of Wales on traffic-free paths and quiet roads

Cycling Lon Las Cymru 250 miles through the heart of Wales on traffic-free paths and quiet roads

Author: Richard Barrett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2018

Guidebook to cycling Lon Las Cymru, a 255 mile (410km) route from Cardiff, or 242 mile (390km) from Chepstow to Holyhead, showcasing Wales's beautiful rural heartland. Divided into 5 stages, the route (which follows quiet roads and traffic-free paths) is described south to north from both Cardiff and Chepstow. Accompanying route description for each stage is 1:100,000 mapping and elevation profiles, giving a clear indication of course. Suggested summary schedules from both start destinations are included, detailing possible 4 to 7 day cycle options. Also included is handy practical information about transport to and from the route, accommodation en route, baggage transfer options and preparing your bike. Passing through the Brecon Beacons National Park, Snowdonia National Park, and over the Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons and the Cambrian Mountains, the route is as scenic as it is rewarding making it a ride to remember.

Cycling Lon Las Cymru

Cycling Lon Las Cymru

Author: Richard Barrett Format: eBook Release Date: 15/08/2018

Guidebook to cycling Lon Las Cymru, a 255 mile (410km) route from Cardiff, or 242 mile (390km) from Chepstow to Holyhead, showcasing Wales's beautiful rural heartland. Passing through the Brecon Beacons National Park, Snowdonia National Park, and over the Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons and the Cambrian Mountains, the route is as scenic as it is rewarding. Divided into 5 stages, the route (which follows quiet roads and traffic-free paths) is described from both Cardiff and Chepstow. Accompanying route description for each stage is 1:100,000 mapping and elevation profiles, giving a clear indication of course. Suggested summary schedules from both start destinations are included, detailing possible 4 to 7 day cycle options. Also included is handy practical information about transport to and from the route, accommodation en route, baggage transfer options and preparing your bike. As well as taking in some of the most stunning and diverse landscapes in the British Isles, Wales's preeminent cycle route passes by an impressive array of interesting historic sites, as well as pretty villages and interesting towns, making it a ride to remember.

Everything I Have Learned About Values

Everything I Have Learned About Values

Author: Richard Barrett Format: eBook Release Date: 06/02/2018

This slender book is a rare gift: a distilled compilation of the most profound insights that the ever-brilliant Richard Barrett has accumulated over decades of path-breaking work. If every individual and organisation used Richard's frameworks to guide their actions, our world would be a blessed place. Raj Sisodia, FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business, Babson College, Co-founder & Chairman Emeritus, Conscious Capitalism Inc., USA. The best book on values I have ever read. Richard Barrett is one of the world's foremost experts on the subject; nevertheless he manages to inhabit the 'beginner's mind': He takes us back to the fundamental truths about the importance of values in our personal, organisational and societal lives. Ruth Steinholtz, Founder and Managing Partner of AreteWork LLP, UK.

Building a Values-Driven Organization

Building a Values-Driven Organization

Author: Richard Barrett Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2017

Richard Barrett, author of the best-selling book Liberating the Corporate Soul, presents his new thinkingBased on his experience working with over 1,000 organizations in 32 countries on cultural transformation for the values-driven organization. He presents a whole system approach to cultural transformation, showing organizations how they can change their culture to become values-driven organizations that support their employees, their customers, their partners, their leaders, and ultimately drive effectiveness and profit.

The Values-Driven Organization Cultural Health and Employee Well-Being as a Pathway to Sustainable Performance

The Values-Driven Organization Cultural Health and Employee Well-Being as a Pathway to Sustainable Performance

Author: Richard Barrett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2017

Values-driven organizations are the most successful organizations on the planet. This book explains that understanding employees' needs-what people value-is the key to creating a high performing organization. When you support employees in satisfying their needs, they respond with high levels of engagement and willingly commit their energies to the organization, bringing passion and creativity to their work. This new edition of The Values-Driven Organization provides an updated set of tools to assess corporate culture, new case studies on cultural transformation and additional materials on sustainability, measuring cultural health at work and the specific needs of the millennial generation. The Values-Driven Organization is essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners of organizational change, leadership, HRM and business ethics.

The Values-Driven Organization Cultural Health and Employee Well-Being as a Pathway to Sustainable Performance

The Values-Driven Organization Cultural Health and Employee Well-Being as a Pathway to Sustainable Performance

Author: Richard Barrett Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Values-driven organizations are the most successful organizations on the planet. This book explains that understanding employees' needs-what people value-is the key to creating a high performing organization. When you support employees in satisfying their needs, they respond with high levels of engagement and willingly commit their energies to the organization, bringing passion and creativity to their work. This new edition of The Values-Driven Organization provides an updated set of tools to assess corporate culture, new case studies on cultural transformation and additional materials on sustainability, measuring cultural health at work and the specific needs of the millennial generation. The Values-Driven Organization is essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners of organizational change, leadership, HRM and business ethics.

Hebridean Way

Hebridean Way

Author: Richard Barrett Format: eBook Release Date: 31/05/2017

Officially launched in 2017, the Hebridean Way offers walkers the opportunity to experience the magic of Scotland's Outer Hebrides in one inspirational journey. The waymarked route stretches 247km (155 miles) from Vatersay to Stornaway, linking ten major islands of the archipelago by means of causeways and two ferry crossings: Vatersay, Barra, Eriskay, South Uist, Benbecula, Grimsay, North Uist, Berneray, Harris and Lewis. Suitable for most walkers with a moderate level of fitness, it can be completed in 8-14 days and is rich in natural, historical and cultural interest. This guidebook presents the Hebridean Way in 10 stages of 16-35km (10-22 miles), plus two additional stages to extend the route to the Butt of Lewis in line with future plans. Detailed route description is accompanied by 1:50,000 OS mapping, stunning photography to whet your appetite and a wealth of information about local points of interest. The introduction offers an overview of the islands' geology, history, plants and wildlife as well as comprehensive practical advice for walking the route, such as when to go, how to get there (and back) and what to take. Accommodation listings can be found in the appendices. The route is a celebration of the diverse landscapes of the Hebrides, from dazzling white shell beaches to wild moorland and flower-strewn machair. It visits Neolithic and Bronze Age remains, ruined forts and castles and monuments commemorating Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Highland Land Struggle. The islands are also a great location to spot seabirds, raptors and a number of migratory species. Informative and inspiring, Richard Barrett's guidebook is an ideal companion to discovering this captivating route.

Hebridean Way

Hebridean Way

Author: Richard Barrett Format: eBook Release Date: 31/05/2017

Officially launched in 2017, the Hebridean Way offers walkers the opportunity to experience the magic of Scotland's Outer Hebrides in one inspirational journey. The waymarked route stretches 247km (155 miles) from Vatersay to Stornaway, linking ten major islands of the archipelago by means of causeways and two ferry crossings: Vatersay, Barra, Eriskay, South Uist, Benbecula, Grimsay, North Uist, Berneray, Harris and Lewis. Suitable for most walkers with a moderate level of fitness, it can be completed in 8-14 days and is rich in natural, historical and cultural interest. This guidebook presents the Hebridean Way in 10 stages of 16-35km (10-22 miles), plus two additional stages to extend the route to the Butt of Lewis in line with future plans. Detailed route description is accompanied by 1:50,000 OS mapping, stunning photography to whet your appetite and a wealth of information about local points of interest. The introduction offers an overview of the islands' geology, history, plants and wildlife as well as comprehensive practical advice for walking the route, such as when to go, how to get there (and back) and what to take. Accommodation listings can be found in the appendices. The route is a celebration of the diverse landscapes of the Hebrides, from dazzling white shell beaches to wild moorland and flower-strewn machair. It visits Neolithic and Bronze Age remains, ruined forts and castles and monuments commemorating Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Highland Land Struggle. The islands are also a great location to spot seabirds, raptors and a number of migratory species. Informative and inspiring, Richard Barrett's guidebook is an ideal companion to discovering this captivating route.

The Hebridean Way Long-distance walking route through Scotland's Outer Hebrides

The Hebridean Way Long-distance walking route through Scotland's Outer Hebrides

Author: Richard Barrett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2017

Officially launched in 2017, the Hebridean Way offers walkers the opportunity to experience the magic of Scotland's Outer Hebrides in one inspirational journey. The waymarked route stretches 247km (155 miles) from Vatersay to Stornaway, linking ten major islands of the archipelago by means of causeways and two ferry crossings: Vatersay, Barra, Eriskay, South Uist, Benbecula, Grimsay, North Uist, Berneray, Harris and Lewis. Suitable for most walkers with a moderate level of fitness, it can be completed in 8-14 days and is rich in natural, historical and cultural interest. This guidebook presents the Hebridean Way in 10 stages of 16-35km (10-22 miles), plus two additional stages to extend the route to the Butt of Lewis in line with future plans. Detailed route description is accompanied by 1:50,000 OS mapping, stunning photography to whet your appetite and a wealth of information about local points of interest. The introduction offers an overview of the islands' geology, history, plants and wildlife as well as comprehensive practical advice for walking the route, such as when to go, how to get there (and back) and what to take. Accommodation listings can be found in the appendices. The route is a celebration of the diverse landscapes of the Hebrides, from dazzling white shell beaches to wild moorland and flower-strewn machair. It visits Neolithic and Bronze Age remains, ruined forts and castles and monuments commemorating Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Highland Land Struggle. The islands are also a great location to spot seabirds, raptors and a number of migratory species. Informative and inspiring, Richard Barrett's guidebook is an ideal companion to discovering this captivating route.

Love Life!

Love Life!

Author: Richard Barrett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Is Love Life! a plea or a command? Or a mantra to stave off the panic of sunless Eccles van dreams? Or an exclamation of emotion recollected in the untranquility of a Promazine afternoon? That big exclamation mark is important. It's one third of the title. It's the sustained intensity of 'the infinite MegaBus journey to the world' of various Gareths, Samsung deletions and poems as messages pinging out between people (maybe, or maybe not, Lucky Pierre style). For all your life! death! love! needs, read this book. - Rachel Sills

A New Psychology of Human Well-Being: an Exploration of the Influence of EGO-Soul Dynamics on Mental and Physical Health

A New Psychology of Human Well-Being: an Exploration of the Influence of EGO-Soul Dynamics on Mental and Physical Health

Author: Richard Barrett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2016

Richard Barrett is one of the most profound integrative thinkers of our day. Bringing together numerous strands of research and theory with his visionary perspective he succeeds in building a theory of human well-being that unites psychology with spirituality and science . A brilliant synthesis of the psychology of the future. This book redefines the meaning of well-being for the 21st century.

Cycling in the Hebrides Island touring and day rides including The Hebridean Way

Cycling in the Hebrides Island touring and day rides including The Hebridean Way

Author: Richard Barrett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2016

This guidebook describes 37 day rides for all abilities, and 22 linking routes for more experienced cycle tourists, allow riders to visit all the essential sights in over 20 islands of the Hebrides and of the Firth of Clyde. Routes range from those suitable for short weekend breaks to a challenging 600-mile tour (includes the 200 mile Hebridean Way / NCR 780 along the length of the Outer Hebrides). Whether you're putting together a fortnight's tour or just enjoying a few day rides from a single base, this guide is packed with useful information to help you make the most of your trip. The Hebridean islands offer a wealth of wonderful scenery: the majestic Cuillin mountains on Skye; the otherworldly palm trees on Bute; the marvellous white shell sands on Tiree and Harris. This guidebook features detailed custom mapping and elevation profiles for all routes, and comprehensive information of ferry and transport routes, accommodation, food and drink, supplies, cycle spares and repairs. Island hopping in these islands is a magical experience. The guide visits over 20 of them and each has its own interesting history and wildlife. Reasonably fit cyclists can enjoy these routes at their own pace; experienced cycle tourists will eat up the miles.

Cycling in the Lake District

Cycling in the Lake District

Author: Richard Barrett Format: eBook Release Date: 31/05/2016

Guidebook to a 5-day cycle tour of the Lake District plus 15 challenging day rides from Keswick, Ambleside, Penrith and bases southwest and southeast of the National Park. Details 2 options each day for the cycle tour, plus a 7-day alternative itinerary. Also outlines other tours including the 112-mile Fred Whitton Challenge, which takes in 7 iconic passes. Step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by either 1:100,000 or 1:200,000 mapping, together with details on gradient, major climbs and cafes/pubs en route. Also included is a comprehensive 'what to take' checklist plus other practical information such as preparing your bike, packing for a cycle tour, fuelling your ride and more. This comprehensive guidebook also details accommodation options and useful contacts plus information on the district's geology, landscape, plants and wildlife. With its picturesque lakes, lush green dales and high passes, the Lake District offers some of the most scenic and challenging cycling in Britain. Whether touring or day tripping, England's largest National Park will leave you (literally and metaphorically) breathless.