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    • Arctic Steam and Sail: Reconstructing HMS Pioneer 

      Deckinga, Mara A (2016-08-26)
      In mid-nineteenth century Britain, the dramatic disappearance of Sir John Franklin and his men led to a large-scale search conducted throughout the Arctic by sailing ships and steamers. One such ship was HMS Pioneer (formerly ...
    • Commentary to "The So-Called Velasco Map: A Case of Forgery?" 

      Seaver, Kirsten A. (ALA Map and Geography Round Table, 2006-02-14)
      This article discusses David Y. Allen, "The So-Called Velasco Map: A Case of Forgery?" (Coordinates, Series A, no. 5).
    • The Map that Named America: Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 World Map 

      Hebert, John R. (ALA Map and Geography Round Table, 2005-08-29)
      This brief overview of the history of Martin Waldseemüller's 1507 map and its acquisition by the Library of Congress is presented as a complement to John Hessler's article, "Warping Waldseemüller: A Cartometric Study of ...
    • Scaling Up Reinforcement Learning without Sacrificing Optimality by Constraining Exploration 

      Mann, Timothy 1984- (2012-12-05)
      The purpose of this dissertation is to understand how algorithms can efficiently learn to solve new tasks based on previous experience, instead of being explicitly programmed with a solution for each task that we want it ...
    • The So-Called “Velasco Map”: A Case of Forgery? 

      Allen, David Y. (ALA Map and Geography Round Table, 2006-02-14)
      This article examines a well-known map of the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada allegedly made in or around 1610. The map was uncovered in the Spanish Archives at Simancas in 1887. Supposedly, it is a copy ...