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image: Class Notes headlineLou Agosta, AB'73, AM'74, PhD'77, The Essential Guide to Data Warehousing (Prentice Hall). Agosta considers data, information, and knowledge within the context of designing and building a data warehouse system.

Robert V. Binder, AB'74, MBA'79, Testing Object-Oriented Systems: Models, Patterns, and Tools (Addison-Wesley Longman). This comprehensive guide to the design of automated test suites for object-oriented software uses the test design pattern to synthesize applicable research and best practices.

Stephen C. Maxson, SB'60, PhD'66; Donald W. Pfaff; Wade H. Berrettini; and Tong H. Joh, editors, Genetic Influences on Neural and Behavioral Functions (CRC Press). Detailing the relationship between expression of specific genes, nerve-cell biology, and normal and abnormal behavior in animals and humans, this books covers such topics as the genetics of sensory systems, circadian rhythms, sleep, pain, eating, mating, and aggression.

Nancy S. Philippi, AB'56, AM'58, A Case for Wetland Restoration (John Wiley & Sons) and Floodplan Management: Ecological and Economic Perspectives (Academic Press). In both texts, Philippi traces some two decades of progress in wetland restoration, highlighting case studies of successful restorations and key public-policy issues.

Wayne Proell, SB'37, Solid State Heat Engines (Cloud Hill Press). In arguing that, theoretically, the usual Carnot conversion limits to thermal conversion don't apply to solid state heat convertors, Proell contends that many new paths for energy conversion are reasonable.

Peter Stone, SB'93, Layered Learning in Multi-agent Systems: A Winning Approach to Robotic Soccer (MIT Press). Stone looks at multiagent systems--teams of autonomous agents acting in real-time, noisy, collaborative, and adversarial environments--emphasizing the system architecture, layered learning, a new multiagent reinforcement learning algorithm, and a fully functioning multiagent system.

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