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Aerial Geology: A High-Altitude Tour of North America's Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters, and Peaks

Pdf Math Aerial Geology: A High-Altitude Tour of North America's Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters, and Peaks

Pdf:Aerial Geology: A High-Altitude Tour of North America's Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters, and Peaks.“Get your head into the clouds with Aerial Geology.” —The New York Times Book ReviewAerial Geology is an up-in-the-sky exploration of North America’s 100 most spectacular geological formations. Crisscrossing the continent from the Aleutian Islands in Alaska to the Great Salt Lake in Utah and to the Chicxulub Crater in Mexico, Mary Caperton Morton brings you on a fantastic tour, sharing aerial and satellite photography, explanations on how each site was formed, and details on what makes each landform noteworthy. Maps and diagrams help illustrate the geological processes and clarify scientific concepts. Fact-filled, curious, and way more fun than the geology you remember from grade school, Aerial Geology is a must-have for the insatiably curious, armchair geologists, million-mile travelers, and anyone who has stared out the window of a plane and wondered what was below.

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Aerial Geology: A High-Altitude Tour of North America’s Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters, and Peaks

Pdf Math Aerial Geology: A High-Altitude Tour of North America’s Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters, and Peaks

Pdf:Aerial Geology: A High-Altitude Tour of North America’s Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters, and Peaks.Review “An incredibly fascinating and beautiful look at many of my favorite geologic playgrounds—a whole new perspective on the places and formations we love and how these unique landscapes were formed.” —Jimmy Chin, National Geographic photographer, The North Face athlete, director of award-winning documentary, Meru “An unusual, engaging book, enlivened by stories and beautiful aerial views, that shows clearly why geology is best understood from the air.” —QT Luong, photographer, author of bestselling Treasured Lands: A Photographic Odyssey Through America’s National Parks “Morton’s guide to amazing North American land formations would be notable for its gorgeous aerial photos alone, but it also contains a wealth of information on each location’s history.” —Booklist “Get your head into the clouds with Aerial Geology. . . . What better way to introduce geology to any reluctant science student than a book full of breathtaking ‘who knew?’ moments. Luckily, the writer and mountaineer (and, appropriately enough, resident of Big Sky, Mont.) Mary Caperton Morton knows. Take in the natural splendors of the view from an airplane window: This generously photographed volume even offers flight patterns that will reveal our earthly treasures.” —The New York Times Book Review “Geological history and information about each feature offers readers a richer understanding of the landscape than a coffee table book would provide. However, it must be said that the most eye-catching aspect of the book is its glorious photographs. . . . a reminder that these spectacular landscapes are, if not just around the corner, relatively close to home.” —NYBG’s Plant Talk “Offering a bird’s eye view that makes geology come alive, science and travel writer Mary Caperton Morton’s book feels like a personal helicopter ride across North America. It’s an extensive journey that covers Alaska’s Aleutian Islands to Maine’s Mount Katahdin to Mexico’s Chicxulub Crater, among many other breathtaking formations. . . . filled with beautiful photographs and fun facts.” —Smithsonian Magazine “It’s a visual feast. . . . A beautiful and massive tome. . . . This book would make an ideal gift for anyone who has an affinity for earth processes and breathtaking pictures.” —EARTH Magazine “Well-written. . . . beautifully illustrated.” —GeoTripper “Filled with incredible images, descriptive illustrations and fact-filled, geology-based explanations of how each site was formed and what makes each landform noteworthy.” —Stuck at the Airport   “Adventure armchair travel. . . . beautiful, fun, educational, and a great, great gift.” —Cathy Langer of the Tattered Cover “We highly encourage you to pick up a copy of Aerial Geology to read and enjoy. Or better yet, send it as a gift to your friends and family. Earth is an amazing place. Once you read Aerial Geology, you’ll have a whole new appreciation for our wonderful Planet.” —A Mountain Journey Read more From the Back Cover A window seat to the greatest show on Earth! Earth’s surface is a dramatic story of explosions, collisions, upheaval, and erosion. To comprehend such massive events and how they’ve altered the landscape, we need to see the big picture— from above. Aerial Geology provides a continent-wide perspective of North America’s 100 most remarkable landforms, from the ever-erupting Aleutian Islands of Alaska, to the migrating Baja California Peninsula, to the perfectly round crater blasted by a meteorite in eastern Canada. Mary Caperton Morton—with help from eye-popping images and descriptive illustrations—explains the powerful forces that are constantly reshaping our planet, bringing geology to magnificent life. You’ll never see the ground beneath you the same way again. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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California Coast from the Air: Images of a Changing Landscape

Pdf Math California Coast from the Air: Images of a Changing Landscape

Pdf:California Coast from the Air: Images of a Changing Landscape.Thanks to the California Coastal Records Project, the brainchild of Kenneth and Gabrielle Adelman, we now have an aerial photographic record of the entire coastline, from the redwood forests near the Oregon border to the urbanized shoreline of San Diego Bay. California Coast from the Air features 150 of the best photographs from this scientifically valuable yet truly artistic collection of more than 80,000 images. Steep coastal cliffs gradually sliding into the ocean, an isolated sandy beach that cannot be reached by road, or sand dunes marching inland under the force of the wind are just a few of the scenes portrayed in the book’s photos. Oceanographer Gary Griggs and architect Deepika Shrestha Ross provide insightful captions, describing the natural features, their changes over time, and human efforts to tame them. The photographs are organized by county, from north to south, and shaded-relief maps locate features described in the text.

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The Best American Infographics 2014 (The Best American Series ®)

Pdf Math The Best American Infographics 2014 (The Best American Series ®)

Pdf:The Best American Infographics 2014 (The Best American Series ®).Review “Not only is it a thing of beauty, it’s also a good read, with thoughtful explanations of each winning graphic.'—Nature  “You’ll come away with more than your share of…mind-bending moments – and a wide ranging view of what infographics can do.”—Harvard Business Review 'Represents the full spectrum of the genre – from authoritative to playful.”—Scientific American'A stunning collection. . . .  I learned something new from each entry.' —Kelly Krause, Nature“Infographics have this wonderful ability to inspire people to act and get involved.”—Karl De Torres   “Information, in its raw form, can overwhelm us. Finding the visual form of data can simplify this deluge into pearls of understand.”—Kim Rees     Read more From the Back Cover The rise of infographics across virtually all print and electronic media—from a striking breakdown of classic cocktails to a graphic tracking 200 influential moments that changed the world to visually arresting depictions of Twitter traffic—reveals patterns in our lives and our world in fresh and surprising ways. In the era of big data, where information moves faster than ever, infographics provide us with quick, often influential bursts of art and knowledge—on the environment, politics, social issues, health, sports, arts and culture, and more—to digest, to tweet, to share, to go viral.The Best American Infographics captures the finest examples from the past year, including the ten best interactive infographics, of this mesmerizing new way of seeing and understanding our world. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Best American Infographics 2016 (The Best American Series ®)

Pdf Math The Best American Infographics 2016 (The Best American Series ®)

Pdf:The Best American Infographics 2016 (The Best American Series ®).From the Inside Flap Introduced by Robert Krulwich of Radiolab fame, the year’s most “awesome” (RedOrbit) infographics reveal aspects of our world in often startling ways—from a haunting graphic mapping the journey of 15,790 slave ships over 315 years, to a yearlong series of postcards that records and cements a trans-Atlantic friendship.  The Best American Infographics 2016 covers the realms of social issues, health, sports, arts and culture, and politics—including crisp visual data on the likely Democratic/Republican leanings of an array of professions (proving that your urologist is far more likely to be a Republican than your pediatrician). Here once again are the most innovative print and electronic infographics—“the full spectrum of the genre—from authoritative to playful” (Scientific American).    Read more From the Back Cover “When it comes to infographics…the best work in this field grabs those eyes, keeps them glued, and the grip is sensual—and often immediate. A good graphic says ‘See what I see!’ and either you do or you don’t. The best ones…pull you right in, and won’t let you go.”   —From the introduction by Robert Krulwich   “Catapult[s] readers into a world of data designed to enthrall.”—Scientific American   “Not only is it a thing of beauty, it’s also a good read, with thoughtful explanations of each winning graphic.”—Nature   “You’ll come away with more than your share of…mind-bending moments—and a wide-ranging view of what infographics can do.”—Harvard Business Review   Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Best American Infographics 2015 (The Best American Series ®)

Pdf Math The Best American Infographics 2015 (The Best American Series ®)

Pdf:The Best American Infographics 2015 (The Best American Series ®).From the Inside Flap The most creative and effective data visualizations from the past year, edited by Brain Pickings creator Maria Popova   The rise of infographics across nearly all print and electronic media—from a graphic illuminating the tweets of the women of Isis to a memorable depiction of the national geography of beer—reveals patterns in our lives and the world in often startling ways. The Best American Infographics 2015 showcases visualizations from the worlds of politics, social issues, health, sports, arts and culture, and more. From an elegant graphic comparison of first sentences in classic novels to a startling illustration of the world’s deadliest animals, “You’ll come away with more than your share of . . . mind-bending moments—and a wide-ranging view of what infographics can do” (Harvard Business Review). Read more From the Back Cover Praise for The Best American Infographics     “Represent[s] the full spectrum of the genre—from authoritative to playful.”—Scientific American   “Not only is it a thing of beauty, it’s also a good read, with thoughtful explanations of each winning graphic.”—Nature     “Information, in its raw form, can overwhelm us. Finding the visual form of data can simplify this deluge into pearls of understanding.” —Kim Rees, Periscopic     “This is what information design does at its best – it gives pause, makes visible the unsuspected yet significant invisibilia of life, and by astonishing us into mobilization, it catapults us toward one of the greatest feats of human courage: the act of changing one’s mind.”—from the Introduction by Maria Popova   Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from A Secret World

Pdf Math The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from A Secret World

Pdf:The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from A Secret World.The first book in New York Times bestselling author Peter Wohlleben’s The Mysteries of Nature Trilogy. Book two, The Inner Life of Animals, is available now, and the third book, The Secret Wisdom of Nature, is coming in Spring 2019.Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.Includes a Note From a Forest Scientist, by Dr.Suzanne SimardPublished in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute.

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Modoc: True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived

Pdf Math Modoc: True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived

Pdf:Modoc: True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived.Spanning several decades and three continents, Modoc is one of the most amazing true animal stories ever told. Raised together in a small German circus town, a boy and an elephant formed a bond that would last their entire lives, and would be tested time and again; through a near-fatal shipwreck in the Indian Ocean, an apprenticeship with the legendary Mahout elephant trainers in the Indian teak forests, and their eventual rise to circus stardom in 1940s New York City. Modoc is a captivating true story of loyalty, friendship, and high adventure, to be treasured by animal lovers everywhere.

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The Magic of Math: Solving for x and Figuring Out Why

Pdf Math The Magic of Math: Solving for x and Figuring Out Why

Pdf:The Magic of Math: Solving for x and Figuring Out Why.Review 'Arthur Benjamin shows you that numbers do more than just keep track of things and solve problems. He joyfully shows you how to make nature's numbers dance. Let his book be your partner for a lifetime of learning.'-Bill Nye, science educator and CEO, The Planetary Society'Whether it's been decades since you last took algebra or you're currently dealing with the aches of solving for x, The Magic of Math is a good read. Even though it includes, gasp, equations.'-Steve Mirsky, Scientific American'As soon as the reader has absorbed one 'trick', Benjamin is already moving on to the next one - and each is more dazzling than the last.'-Physics World'Arthur Benjamin's The Magic of Math is a thoroughly engaging book for readers of many ages and mathematical backgrounds.... This is an absolute gem of a book. It contains something of interest for everyone, and the author's lively style and obvious affection for the subject makes this a book to keep, reread, and share.' -Mathematical Reviews'[A] fascinating book.... The writing style is inviting, and the book is filled with fun examples. Readers can easily jump around and choose from the wide variety of topics or read straight through.' -Mathematics Teacher'The book is a fast-paced tour of 12 broad topics ranging from simple arithmetic to the subtleties of infinite sums.... Benjamin approaches all of these subjects with the goal of emphasizing the wonder and magic inherent in them, while still giving the reader a sense of the mathematics hiding of the magicians sleeve.... The book offers a dizzying array of mathematical delights. But here, once the mathemagician has finished his sleight-of-hand, we have the luxury of peeking behind the curtain to understand how all those tricks are done.' -Math Horizons'This excellent book is filled with mathematical magic.... Benjamin's writing is very readable and entertaining: his numbers dance. '-Manhattan Book Review'The book delivers on all the promise of both aspects of Benjamin's talent: teacher and performer. Like [Martin] Gardner, Benjamin telegraphs a joy in surprising mathematical stunts.... I recommend this book for the math enthusiast embarking on his or her university career, the high school adept in your life intrigued by math yet bored in class, or someone remembering fondly math as their favorite subject yet lacking time to enroll in courses now.'-Tom Schulte, MAA Reviews'[Benjamin] use[s] some interesting trickery to draw the reader into the conversation about the importance of math in everyday life.... The Magic of Math is a good model for instructional material. It delivers material on a complex nature in a manner that most people will be able to understand, and you get some magic tricks and humor thrown in for the bargain. You will enjoy this book, you can count on that.'-Roanoke Times'[The Magic of Math] would be perfect reading for the gifted and talented as a supplement to other course work. Of course, self-motivated individuals interested in mathematics will enjoy the book too. It would be a good resource for mathematics teachers seeking some additional spice for their presentations. The book is well written; graphics are particularly clear; physical format is excellent.'-CHOICE '[A] well-written, entertaining volume.... This solid reference for teachers seeking interesting classroom examples (and jokes) could easily lure a student into further studies in mathematics.'-Library Journal'An enthusiastic celebration of the beauty of mathematics.... Benjamin delivers a primer generously filled with insights and intuitions that make math approachable, interesting, and, yes, beautiful.'-Kirkus Reviews'[A] positively joyful exploration of mathematics. [Benjamin's] approach is simple and refreshingly practical.... Whether figuring out compound interest, using trigonometry to determine the height of a tree, or employing calculus to work out a shortest possible walking route, each topic is presented in the clearest, simplest way possible.... [I]ts energy and enthusiasm should charm even the most math-phobic readers.'-Publishers Weekly, starred review'A look through Art's book shows there really is something magical about maths - and it can be cool too!'-The Weekly News (UK)'With The Magic of Math, Arthur Benjamin has emerged as the world's foremost math teacher and a national treasure. Parents should get this book for their children...and a second copy for themselves. It's that good. And important. Read it.'-Michael Shermer, publisher, Skeptic magazine, and author of The Science of Good and Evil 'Prepare to be dazzled and delighted. This is a fun, fast-paced magic show of the greatest treasures of pre-college math, from poker hands to Pascal's triangle, all revealed with the flair of a showman and the clarity of a master teacher. The Magic of Math will leave you smiling, awestruck, and begging for an encore.' -Steven Strogatz, professor of Mathematics, Cornell University, and author of The Joy of x 'The Magic of Math teaches you cool mathematical facts, theorems, puzzles, and problems from arithmetic to calculus. The book provides problems that are accessible to everyone. Teachers will find many ideas to motivate students and to provide an extra challenge for those who are already into math.' -Gail Burrill, president emeritus, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and Professor of Mathematics Education, Michigan State University 'Conventional magic works because you can't understand how it works. The magic of mathematics comes from that exciting 'aha' moment when you suddenly get what's going on. Arthur Benjamin entertainingly provides readers with an all-access backstage pass to the magical world of mathematics.' -Marcus du Sautoy, professor of Mathematics, University of Oxford, and author of The Number Mysteries'They say magicians should never reveal their secrets. Happily, Arthur Benjamin has ignored this silly adage-for in this small volume, Benjamin reveals to his audience the secrets of numbers and other mathematical illusions that have intrigued mathematicians for millennia.' -Edward B. Burger, president, Southwestern University, and author of The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking'This book will be magical for my students, as it would have been for me throughout my school days. They'll be able to revisit the book frequently as they learn more math, finding deeper appreciation and discovering new areas to explore with each visit.' -Richard Rusczyk, founder, Art of Problem Solving, and director, USA Mathematical Talent Search'In The Magic of Math, Arthur Benjamin has pulled off a seemingly impossible trick. He has made higher mathematics appear so natural and engaging that you will wonder why you were ever bored and confused in math class. There are many books that attempt to popularize mathematics. This is one of the best. On virtually every page I found myself learning new things, or looking at familiar topics in novel ways.'-Jason Rosenhouse, professor of Mathematics, James Madison University, and author of The Monty Hall Problem'In The Magic of Math, mathemagician Arthur Benjamin gives us an entertaining and enlightening tour of a wide swath of fundamental mathematical ideas, presented in a way that is accessible to a broad audience. A particularly appealing feature of the book is the frequent use of friendly, down-to-earth explanations of the concepts and connections between them.' -Ronald Graham, president emeritus, American Mathematical Society, and co-author of Magical Mathematics'This book is a whirlwind tour of mathematics from arithmetic and algebra all the way to calculus and infinity, and especially the number 9. Arthur Benjamin's enthusiastic and engaging writing style makes The Magic of Math a great addition to any math enthusiast's bag of tricks.'-Laura Taalman, professor of Mathematics and Statistics, James Madison University'Mathematics is full of surprisingly beautiful patterns, which Arthur Benjamin's witty personality brings to life in The Magic of Math. You will not only discover many wonderful ideas, but you will also find some fun mathematical magic tricks that you will want to try out on your friends and family. Be prepared to learn that math is more entertaining than you may have thought.'-George W. Hart, mathematical sculptor, research professor, Stony Brook University, and cofounder, The Museum of Mathematics 'The Magic of Math is a delightful stroll through a garden filled with fascinating examples. Anyone with any interest in magic, puzzles, or math will have many hours of enjoyment in reading this book.' -Maria M. Klawe, president, Harvey Mudd College'Arthur Benjamin has created an instant mathematical classic, by combining Isaac Asimov's clarity with Martin Gardner's taste and adding his own sense of fun and adventure. I wish he wrote this book when I was a kid.'-Paul A. Zeitz, professor and chair of Mathematics, University of San Francisco, and author of The Art and Craft of Problem Solving'There's a playful joy to be found in this book, for readers at any level. Most magicians don't reveal their secrets, but in The Magic of Math, Arthur Benjamin shows how uncovering the mystery behind beautiful mathematical truths makes math even more marvelous to behold.'-Francis Su, president, Mathematical Association of America 'The Magic of Math offers an expansive, unforgettable journey through mathematics where numbers dance and mathematical secrets are revealed. Just open the book and start reading; you'll be swept over by the magic of Benjamin's writing. Luckily, there is no magician's code to these secrets as you'll undoubtedly want to share and perform them with family and friends.' -Tim Chartier, professor of Mathematics, Davidson College, and author of Math Bytes Read more About the Author Arthur Benjamin holds a PhD from Johns Hopkins University and is a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. The author of The Secrets of Mental Math, he lives in Claremont, California. Read more

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The Magic of Math: Solving for x and Figuring Out Why

Pdf Math The Magic of Math: Solving for x and Figuring Out Why

Pdf:The Magic of Math: Solving for x and Figuring Out Why.The world's greatest mental mathematical magician takes us on a spellbinding journey through the wonders of numbers (and more)"Arthur Benjamin ... joyfully shows you how to make nature's numbers dance."--Bill Nye (the science guy)The Magic of Math is the math book you wish you had in school. Using a delightful assortment of examples-from ice-cream scoops and poker hands to measuring mountains and making magic squares-this book revels in key mathematical fields including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and calculus, plus Fibonacci numbers, infinity, and, of course, mathematical magic tricks. Known throughout the world as the "mathemagician," Arthur Benjamin mixes mathematics and magic to make the subject fun, attractive, and easy to understand for math fan and math-phobic alike."A positively joyful exploration of mathematics."-Publishers Weekly, starred review"Each [trick] is more dazzling than the last."-Physics World

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Underwater Photography: A Step-by-step Guide to Taking Professional Quality Underwater Photos With a Point-and-shoot Camera

Pdf Math Underwater Photography: A Step-by-step Guide to Taking Professional Quality Underwater Photos With a Point-and-shoot Camera

Pdf:Underwater Photography: A Step-by-step Guide to Taking Professional Quality Underwater Photos With a Point-and-shoot Camera.This is a step-by-step guide to taking professional quality underwater photos with a point-and-shoot camera. _x000D_Modern compact cameras are capable of capturing fantastic underwater images – and this book shows you how. Easy-to-follow techniques are accompanied by hundreds of photographs that show you how it is done and the results you can achieve. _x000D_There is advice for both beginners and more advanced compact camera users, covering topics such as what camera to buy and how to look after it, how to master settings for different cameras and how to compose great underwater photographs. _x000D_Perfect for divers and snorkelers, this book will take your photography to a new level.

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Carnivorous Plants in the Wilderness

Pdf Math Carnivorous Plants in the Wilderness

Pdf:Carnivorous Plants in the Wilderness.This is a book on the ecology of carnivorous plants, their lifestyle and surroundings. Through millions of years of evolution, carnivorous plants have acquired special adaptations that may appear quite bizarre and eccentric in the seemingly docile world of the plant kingdom. The idea that some plants eat animals sounds so strange that there was strong hesitation on the part of eighteenth-century botanists to accept such a notion. It is a deviation from our familiar concept of the food chain. Plants are eaten by herbivores and herbivores, in turn, are eaten by carnivores. Carnivorous plants have reversed this normal hierarchy that exists within the ecosystem. Charles Darwin was one of the first to demonstrate, with convincing evidence, that some plants had indeed been adapted to the carnivorous habit. Modern science has confirmed that the nutrients obtained from captured prey are absorbed through the trap leaf and are carried to the growth points, suggesting that the plants do derive benefits. The main requirements for the healthy growth of plants are sunlight, carbon dioxide, water, and some inorganic nutrients. A deficiency in any of these basic requirements creates a hostile environment for the plants. In any adverse situations, the plant must adapt to survive. Over millions of years, the plants' struggles for survival have created a staggering array of properties found in the richness of the plant kingdom of our planet today. There are places in the world where the soil is poor and plants cannot obtain enough nutrients through the root to sustain their growth. This particular environmental stress has given rise to a syndrome quite eccentric in view of the normal plant lifestyle. It is in such mineral-deficient environments found in some regions of the globe that the plants that have adopted carnivory can be found. These flesh-devouring plants have collectively come to be known as "insectivorous" or "carnivorous" plants on the basis of their common ecology. In terms of their botanical classification, carnivorous plants encompass many different taxonomic families and genera. The Introduction of this book describes carnivorous plants in the world, covering various trapping methods deployed by carnivorous plants, their elegant flowers, a dilemma associated with pollinators, ecology, classification, and evolution. The six chapters that follow describe all the genera of carnivorous plants occurring in North America - Pitcher Plants (Sarracenia), Cobra Plant (Darlingtonia), Sundews (Drosera), Venus Flytrap (Dionaea), Butterworts (Pinguicula), and Bladderworts (Utricularia). Each chapter describes in detail a specific trapping mechanism of the genus. Through vivid imagery of nature photography, the reader is invited into the wilderness of North America to witness a variety of mysterious carnivorous plant lifestyles in their natural habitats. Join me in this exciting carnivorous plants journey! Visit : www.iCarnivorousPlants.com. Email: [email protected]

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Landscaping for Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest

Pdf Math Landscaping for Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest

Pdf:Landscaping for Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest.Review 'To learn more about which native plants work best in hedgerows, I turned to wildlife biologist Russell Link's old standby . .. His chapter on hedgerows is truly modern in its practical, earth-friendly approach.'―Valeria Easton, Pacific Northwest Magazine, The Seattle TImes Read more About the Author Russell Link is a wildlife biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife; he also has extensive experience in the field of landscape architecture. Read more

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Residential Landscape Architecture: Design Process for the Private Residence (3rd Edition)

Pdf Math Residential Landscape Architecture: Design Process for the Private Residence (3rd Edition)

Pdf:Residential Landscape Architecture: Design Process for the Private Residence (3rd Edition).From the Back Cover Residential Landscape Architecture explores the functional and artistic elements of residential site design, with a focus on appreciation of quality and updated standards for site development, maintenance techniques, and training. It clearly illustrates and discusses the actual procedures and underlying principles utilized by experienced residential site designers. THE THIRD EDITION FEATURES THE FOLLOWING CHANGES: New chapter 13 – Special Project Sites – contains 4 new case studies/projects that illustrate the design process. Old chapter 12 has been made new chapter 3 to address environmentally responsive design issues earlier in the design process. Old chapter 13 on Architecturally Responsive Design has been dissected and addressed throughout the text to better meet the needs of users. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. The planning and design of a residential site is an exciting and challenging endeavor for the design professional. It is exciting because the designer works closely with the clients on a personal basis, deals with the design in a detailed and artistic manner, and typically has the opportunity to see a design that has been created on paper become a three-dimensional reality in a rather short period of time. Residential site design is challenging because it directly affects the quality of life of the people who live with the design each day. Well-executed residential site design can positively influence the quality of life by eliminating functional conflicts on the site, providing proper recreational and leisure amenities, and creating an environment that is visually and functionally pleasurable. Yet, despite the potential significance of residential site design, it is an endeavor that is commonly done inadequately, inappropriately, and, in some cases, incorrectly. A drive or a walk along a typical suburban street reveals a host of problems and offenses to the eye. Highly manicured foundation planting, overgrown plant material, inadequately sized driveways, poorly conceived approach walks and entrances, and shapeless lawn areas are just a few common problems. The areas in the back of homes are no less guilty of poor layout and visual chaos. There are numerous interrelated reasons for these typical problems with residential sites. The list includes a lack of homeowner appreciation for good design, traditional acceptance of outdated standards concerning site development for a residence, inappropriate maintenance techniques, and financial limitations. Also on the list is a lack of understanding and training in the fundamentals of design by some of those who plan and implement residential sites. Many individuals who are currently designing and installing residential sites are doing so as a result of on-the-job training with little or no formal design education. Furthermore, those trained as landscape architects are more often involved with larger, more complex design projects or are generally perceived as unaffordable by the average homeowner. Consequently, the purpose of this book is to furnish the reader with the quality fundamentals of residential site design. It is written by designers/ educators and presents basic principles, concepts, and procedures for preparing site plans and associated documents for residential sites. This book is primarily intended for readers who are beginning their design careers as well as for those currently practicing residential design who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge. Chapter 1 discusses the attributes and inadequacies of typical residential site design practices. Chapter 2 presents the overall design premise that this book is based upon, that of the 'outdoor room.' Chapter 3 presents and illustrates techniques for designing a residential site in an environmentally responsible manner. Chapter 4 outlines a design process used by a designer to conceive, formulate, prepare, and present design solutions for a residential site. The considerations and procedures for initially accepting a project and working with clients are discussed in Chapter 5. Chapter 6 describes the tasks of site measurement and documentation, as well as the preparation of base drawings. Chapter 7 explains the development of a site analysis and design program, while Chapter 8 illustrates the process and development of functional diagrams, which provide organizational structure fort proposed designs. In Chapter 9 the thoughts and processes of preliminary design are explained along with a description of basic design principles used in this phase. Chapter 10 provides the reader with the principles of form composition for establishing a design theme, while Chapter 11 presents ideas for spatial composition. Chapter 12 discusses the process and considerations involved in preparing the master plan. Chapter 13, a new chapter, provides guidelines for designing for specialty sites: the corner site, the wooded site, the sloped site and the townhouse garden. While other books also address the subject of residential site design, including some of the topics previously outlined, this book is unique in that it clearly illustrates and discusses the actual procedures and underlying principles used by experienced residential site designers. The chapters on functional diagrams and form composition should be especially helpful to the reader. These subjects are most critical in creating functionally and visually successful design solutions; yet they are typically the subjects given little or no attention. The development of alternative design studies, at various levels in the design, is also a unique feature of the book. In addition, information has been included to assist designers to become more sensitive to the environment. These subjects, as well as others in the book, are presented in a 'how-to' manner so the reader can easily apply the concepts. This book also approaches residential site design with the underlying thought that the site associated with a home should be conceived as a series of outdoor rooms. These outdoor rooms are the basic structure of a good design and possess functions similar to those inside. In many instances, outdoor rooms serve as both literal and figurative extensions of indoor living. This book discusses what outdoor rooms are, how they can be created, how they can be designed into a site, and how to select and compose materials to furnish them. Residential site design is not treated in this book as cosmetic decoration applied to a site only to enhance the appearance of the house. While both house and site should be considered together, good site design is more than 'horticultural makeup,' strategically placed around the exterior of a home to provide a pretty setting. Similarly, this book does not consider residential site design to be 'landscaping' or the simple arranging of plant materials around a house. Indeed, plant materials fulfill numerous prominent roles in design, but they are not the only, nor necessarily the most important, elements used by designers to create exterior space. This book is primarily a design book and so the reader does not find a plant list nor other specific information on the growth and characteristics of plant materials. Some of the thoughts and principles in this book represent commonly accepted design knowledge and are used as a matter of standard practice by experienced designers. Other ideas have evolved from the classroom where we have spent over 40 combined years teaching college students, nurserymen, and landscape contractors. We have discovered a number of concepts and teaching techniques that are felt to be essential in teaching and learning residential site design. Finally, there are a number of thoughts in this book that have resulted from our own practices in the area of residential site design. We are both registered landscape architects and have designed over 100 residential sites, a variety of them winning local, state, and national design awards. Norman K. Booth James E. Hiss Read more

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Human Organs, What & Why? : Third Grade Science Textbook Series: 3rd Grade Books - Anatomy (Children's Anatomy & Physiology Books)

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Pdf:Human Organs, What & Why? : Third Grade Science Textbook Series: 3rd Grade Books - Anatomy (Children's Anatomy & Physiology Books).This is a workbook of human organs, presented in a way that's easy for any third grader to understand. There are clear pictures and as little verbal explanations as possible to encourage learning at home. You can treat this book as a complement to school textbooks or as a tool for advanced learning. Either way, it's best you grab a copy today!

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Chihuly Garden Installations

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Pdf:Chihuly Garden Installations.About the Author Dale Chihuly is an icon of American art and cofounder of the renowned Pilchuck Glass School outside Seattle. His work is in the collections of over 200 museums worldwide. David Ebony is the managing editor of Art in America magazine. He lives in New York City. Tim Richardson is a garden and landscape critic and historian based in London. Mark McDonnell is former chairman of the Glass Department at the California College of the Arts. He lives in San Francisco. Read more

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Earth and Space: Photographs from the Archives of NASA

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Pdf:Earth and Space: Photographs from the Archives of NASA.Take a tour of the universe with this breathtaking collection of photographs from the archives of NASA. Astonishing images of Earth from above, the phenomena of our solar system, and the celestial bodies of deep space will captivate readers and photography lovers with an interest in science, astronomy, and the great beyond. Each extraordinary photograph from the legendary space agency is paired with explanatory text that contextualizes its place in the cosmic ballet of planets, stars, dust, and matter—from Earth's limb to solar flares, the Jellyfish Nebula to Pandora's Cluster. Featuring a preface by Bill Nye, this engaging ebook offers up-close views of our remarkable cosmos, and sparks wonder at the marvels of Earth and space.

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Glitter Tattoos Dolphins (Dover Tattoos)

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Pdf:Glitter Tattoos Dolphins (Dover Tattoos).It's a natural attraction! Children love dolphins because they're some of the friendliest — and smartest — creatures in the sea. So this glittery collection of six easy-on, easy-off tattoos is sure to make kids smile. Decorate arms or legs with playful dolphins that swim in a circle . . . or leap right out of the water!

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The Street Art Stencil Book

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Pdf:The Street Art Stencil Book.About the Author ON.Studio is a London-based graphic design company run by partners Oliver Walker and Nigel Roberts. Books designed by ON.Studio include Guerilla Art, Art by Tattooists: Beyond Flash for Laurence King Publishing and monographs of artists Paul Insect and JR for the Lazarides Gallery. Read more

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Freakonomics: Revised Edition

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Pdf:Freakonomics: Revised Edition.Which is more dangerous: a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did the legalization of abortionaffect the rate of violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much-heralded scholar who studies the riddles of everyday life, from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, and whose conclusions turn the conventional wisdom on its head. Thus the new field of study contained in this audiobook: Freakonomics. Levitt and co-author Stephen J. Dubner show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives: how people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. In Freakonomics, they explore the hidden side of...well, everything. The inner working of a crack gang....The truth about real-estate agents....The secrets of the Klu Klux Klan. What unites all these stories is a belief that the modern world is even more intriguing than we think. All it takes is a new way of looking, and Freakonomics will redefine the way we view the modern world.

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Discrimination and Disparities

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Pdf:Discrimination and Disparities.Review 'A sane, balanced and highly informed discussion of many of the central issues of the day.'―Washington Times'Timely...a must-read.'―Rush Limbaugh, The Limbaugh Letter'Sowell's calm and calculated look at racial disparity in America is a stunning work of brevity and reason.'―Federalist'Everything Dr. Sowell writes is worth reading, but this book couldn't be more timely. If there is any topic that needs a strong dose of empirical data and common sense, it is this one.'―Power Line '[Sowell] writes on economics in a manner that is not only accessible, but also relevant and even riveting.'―The Conservative Woman'Few works on politically explosive topics maintain such a consistent focus on empirical evidence while avoiding rhetorical jabs at opponents...those who cling to this dogma with religious fervor will likely avoid Sowell's fact-filled book like kryptonite. Folks with less dogmatic proclivities, however, would do well to peruse this concise work.'―American Thinker'Throughout his career, Thomas Sowell has been fearless in confronting uncomfortable facts about human nature and ill-conceived public policies. His new book, Discrimination and Disparities, is the latest in a long line of works that calmly but persuasively shatter myths and ideological beliefs about race, ethnicity, economics, history, and culture.'―New York Journal of Books Read more About the Author Thomas Sowell is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of dozens of books and the recipient of various awards, including the National Humanities Medal, Presented by the President of the United States in 2003. Read more

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Discrimination and Disparities

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Pdf:Discrimination and Disparities.Discrimination and Disparities challenges believers in such one-factor explanations of economic outcome differences as discrimination, exploitation, or genetics. It is listenable enough for people with no prior knowledge of economics. Yet the empirical evidence with which it backs up its analysis spans the globe and challenges beliefs across the ideological spectrum. The point of Discrimination and Disparities is not to recommend some particular policy "fix" at the end, but to clarify why so many policy fixes have turned out to be counterproductive, and to expose some seemingly invincible fallacies behind many counterproductive policies.  The final chapter deals with social visions and their human consequences.

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Freakonomics Rev Ed: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

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Pdf:Freakonomics Rev Ed: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything.Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime?These may not sound like typical questions for an econo-mist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much-heralded scholar who studies the riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing—and whose conclusions turn conventional wisdom on its head. Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They usually begin with a mountain of data and a simple question. Some of these questions concern life-and-death issues; others have an admittedly freakish quality. Thus the new field of study contained in this book: freakonomics.Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, Levitt and Dubner show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives—how people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. In Freakonomics, they explore the hidden side of . . . well, everything. The inner workings of a crack gang. The truth about real-estate agents. The myths of campaign finance. The telltale marks of a cheating schoolteacher. The secrets of the Klu Klux Klan. What unites all these stories is a belief that the modern world, despite a great deal of complexity and downright deceit, is not impenetrable, is not unknowable, and—if the right questions are asked—is even more intriguing than we think. All it takes is a new way of looking. Freakonomics establishes this unconventional premise: If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work. It is true that readers of this book will be armed with enough riddles and stories to last a thousand cocktail parties. But Freakonomics can provide more than that. It will literally redefine the way we view the modern world.Bonus material added to the revised and expanded 2006 edition.The original New York Times Magazine article about Steven D. Levitt by Stephen J. Dubner, which led to the creation of this book.Seven “Freakonomics” columns written for the New York Times Magazine, published between August 2005 and April 2006.

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Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics

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Pdf:Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics.Winner of the Nobel Prize in EconomicsGet ready to change the way you think about economics.Nobel laureate Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans—predictable, error-prone individuals. Misbehaving is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to bring an academic discipline back down to earth—and change the way we think about economics, ourselves, and our world.Traditional economics assumes rational actors. Early in his research, Thaler realized these Spock-like automatons were nothing like real people. Whether buying a clock radio, selling basketball tickets, or applying for a mortgage, we all succumb to biases and make decisions that deviate from the standards of rationality assumed by economists. In other words, we misbehave. More importantly, our misbehavior has serious consequences. Dismissed at first by economists as an amusing sideshow, the study of human miscalculations and their effects on markets now drives efforts to make better decisions in our lives, our businesses, and our governments.Coupling recent discoveries in human psychology with a practical understanding of incentives and market behavior, Thaler enlightens readers about how to make smarter decisions in an increasingly mystifying world. He reveals how behavioral economic analysis opens up new ways to look at everything from household finance to assigning faculty offices in a new building, to TV game shows, the NFL draft, and businesses like Uber.Laced with antic stories of Thaler’s spirited battles with the bastions of traditional economic thinking, Misbehaving is a singular look into profound human foibles. When economics meets psychology, the implications for individuals, managers, and policy makers are both profound and entertaining.Shortlisted for the Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award

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A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)

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Pdf:A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra).Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a higher level of math competency, A Mind for Numbers offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating but inescapable field. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. She flunked her way through high school math and science courses, before enlisting in the army immediately after graduation. When she saw how her lack of mathematical and technical savvy severely limited her options - both to rise in the military and to explore other careers - she returned to school with a newfound determination to re-tool her brain to master the very subjects that had given her so much trouble throughout her entire life. In A Mind for Numbers, Dr. Oakley lets us in on the secrets to effectively learning math and science - secrets that even dedicated and successful students wish they'd known earlier. Contrary to popular belief, math requires creative, as well as analytical, thinking. Most people think that there's only one way to do a problem, when in actuality, there are often a number of different solutions - you just need the creativity to see them. For example, there are more than three hundred different known proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. In short, studying a problem in a laser-focused way until you reach a solution is not an effective way to learn math. Rather, it involves taking the time to step away from a problem and allow the more relaxed and creative part of the brain to take over. A Mind for Numbers shows us that we all have what it takes to excel in math, and learning it is not as painful as some might think!

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GMAT Foundations of Math: 900+ Practice Problems in Book and Online (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides)

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Pdf:GMAT Foundations of Math: 900+ Practice Problems in Book and Online (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides).About the Author In 2000, Teach for America alumnus and Yale graduate Zeke Vanderhoek had a radical idea: students learn better from better teachers. His vision of what test prep could be if written and taught by great educators led him to start Manhattan Prep. Since we began, Manhattan Prep has grown from a boutique tutoring company to one of the world’s leading test prep providers, offering GMAT, GRE, LSAT, ACT, and SAT courses and tutoring worldwide.We believe test prep should be real education. From our instructors to our materials, we work to teach you the skills you’ll need to succeed on the test, in school, and beyond. Read more

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McGraw-Hills Conquering the GMAT Math and Integrated Reasoning, 2nd Edition

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Pdf:McGraw-Hills Conquering the GMAT Math and Integrated Reasoning, 2nd Edition.About the Author Robert E. Moyer, Ph.D., is currently Associate Professor of Mathematics at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN. The co-author of four bestselling Schaum's Outlines in mathematics, he has also written math questions for the GED and the ASVAB. From 1978 to 1990 he worked with the Georgia Assessment Program that administered the K-12 testing program in Georgia and the Georgia Teacher Certification program, writing test questions and conducting workshops for teachers who needed help passing the mathematics test for high school teachers or the mathematics portions of the elementary and middle grades teacher tests. Read more

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Kaplan GMAT Math Workbook (Kaplan Test Prep)

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Pdf:Kaplan GMAT Math Workbook (Kaplan Test Prep).About the Author For 80 years, Kaplan Test Prep (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students grow their knowledge, skills and confidence so they can be their best on Test Day. Our prep books and online resources provide the expert guidance that students need at every step of their educational journey – incorporating years of test-specific data and strategies tested by Kaplan students and our own expert psychometricians.  After helping millions of students, we know what works. Our guides deliver knowledge with clarity and simplicity while focusing on the specialized strategies that keep test-takers ahead of the clock and at the top of their game. We offer preparation for more than 90 standardized tests – including entrance exams for secondary school, college, and graduate school, as well as professional licensing exams for attorneys, physicians, and nurses.  With a full array of self-paced and live online courses, as well as print books and mobile apps, you can use Kaplan to study on your own schedule and at your own speed. Kaplan’s private tutors and admissions consultants supplement those offerings with one-on-one support. Read more

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Kaplan GMAT Math Foundations

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Pdf:Kaplan GMAT Math Foundations.About the Author For almost 80 years, Kaplan Test Prep (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students grow their knowledge, skills and confidence so they can be their best on Test Day. Our prep books and online resources provide the expert guidance that students need at every step of their educational journey – incorporating years of test-specific data and strategies tested by Kaplan students and our own expert psychometricians.  After helping millions of students, we know what works. Our guides deliver knowledge with clarity and simplicity while focusing on the specialized strategies that keep test-takers ahead of the clock and at the top of their game. We offer preparation for more than 90 standardized tests – including entrance exams for secondary school, college, and graduate school, as well as professional licensing exams for attorneys, physicians, and nurses.  With a full array of self-paced and live online courses, as well as print books and mobile apps, you can use Kaplan to study on your own schedule and at your own speed. Kaplan’s private tutors and admissions consultants supplement those offerings with one-on-one support. Read more

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Outliers: The Story of Success

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Pdf:Outliers: The Story of Success.In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band. Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.

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Outliers: The Story of Success

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Pdf:Outliers: The Story of Success.Review 'In the vast world of nonfiction writing, Malcolm Gladwell is as close to a singular talent as exists today...Outliers is a pleasure to read and leaves you mulling over its inventive theories for days afterward.'―David Leonhardt, New York Times Book Review'The explosively entertaining Outliers might be Gladwell's best and most useful work yet...There are both brilliant yarns and life lessons here: Outliers is riveting science, self-help, and entertainment, all in one book.'―Gregory Kirschling, Entertainment Weekly'No other book I read this year combines such a distinctive prose style with truly thought-provoking content. Gladwell writes with a high degree of dazzle but at the same time remains as clear and direct as even Strunk or White could hope for.'―Atlanta Journal Constitution Read more About the Author Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1996. He is the host of the podcast Revisionist History and the author of The Tipping Point, Blink, and What the Dog Saw. Prior to joining The New Yorker, he was a reporter at the Washington Post. Gladwell was born in England and grew up in rural Ontario. He now lives in New York. Read more

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Integrated Enterprise Excellence, Vol. III Improvement Project Execution: A Management and Black Belt Guide for Going Beyond Lean Six Sigma and the Balanced Scorecard

Pdf Math Integrated Enterprise Excellence, Vol. III Improvement Project Execution: A Management and Black Belt Guide for Going Beyond Lean Six Sigma and the Balanced Scorecard

Pdf:Integrated Enterprise Excellence, Vol. III Improvement Project Execution: A Management and Black Belt Guide for Going Beyond Lean Six Sigma and the Balanced Scorecard.Provided in this 1100+ page book are the step-by-step details of an effective roadmap for the successful completion of lean Six Sigma Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) improvement projects. This textbook is a follow-up to the author′s ASQ Crosby medal winning book Implementing Six Sigma. Delivered in this lean Six Sigma 2.0 book′s roadmap is a structural integration of lean and Six Sigma methodologies so that the most appropriate tool is utilized at the right time to improve a process′ output response. Individuals, instructors, and organizations gain much when utilizing this book. Individuals gain much by frequently referencing this text for determining when and how to use the correct tool for the execution of DMAIC improvement projects. A Lean Six Sigma deployment Master Black Belt, Black Belt, or Green Belt can benefit immensely from the utilization of the book′s detailed step-by-step roadmap, where Lean and Six Sigma tools are truly integrated for effective problem solving and process performance measurement improvements. To facilitate the learning process of tools and techniques, a solutions manual for the end-of-chapter book exercises is also available, with data sets.Instructors (University, in-house trainers, and consultants) gain much when they include this book in their training. Over 100 examples and 250 exercises are included in the text. Students can reference this book long after their training; i.e., they get much more than a deck-of-slides from a workshop. Instructors can use this publication to actively coach students on the whats and how-tos of improvement project execution. A complimentary instructor guide for training from this book will be sent to those who request this teaching-instructional package from the author. Videos, homework exercises, etc. are included in this trainer's-guide offering. A solutions manual for the end-of-chapter book exercises is also available for student assignments, with data sets. Organizations gain much when their associates use a consistent DMAIC methodology for the timely execution of process improvement efforts that benefit the business as a whole. This book describes how to select improvement projects that will provide a demonstrated enhancement to important business key performance indicators (KPIs) responses. This book is more than a lean Six Sigma tools usage book. This text shows how to create a long-lasting positive organizational culture for undertaking process improvement. The book′s DMAIC roadmap truly integrates both statistical and non-statistical tools, going beyond traditional lean Six Sigma techniques. Provided also in the book is an enhanced 30,000-foot-level predictive performance measurement tracking approach that can be used for the base-lining of improvement project efforts and quantification of improvement enhancements after they occur – in one chart! In addition, organizations gain much when they also use this enhanced metric reporting approach to track KPIs and other performance measurement report-outs. Lean Six Sigma organizational process deployments often are not long-lasting. Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) was created to address this problem. * IEE Volume I provides a description of the benefits of the IEE system in a golfing story format in which four MBA friends discuss process improvement when play golf. * IEE Volume II describes the 9-step IEE business management system, which among other things uses an IEE value chain to align 30,000-foot-level predictive scorecards with the processes that created them. IEE Volume II also describes the details of determining where lean Six Sigma improvement projects should focus so that the business as a whole benefits. * IEE Volume III provides the step-by-step details for executing improvement efforts that enhances organizational performance metrics which are important to the business.

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Discrimination and Disparities

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Pdf:Discrimination and Disparities.Review 'Sowell's calm and calculated look at racial disparity in America is a stunning work of brevity and reason.'―Federalist'Timely...a must-read.'―Rush Limbaugh, The Limbaugh Letter'A sane, balanced and highly informed discussion of many of the central issues of the day.'―Washington Times'Everything Dr. Sowell writes is worth reading, but this book couldn't be more timely. If there is any topic that needs a strong dose of empirical data and common sense, it is this one.'―Power Line '[Sowell] writes on economics in a manner that is not only accessible, but also relevant and even riveting.'―The Conservative Woman'Few works on politically explosive topics maintain such a consistent focus on empirical evidence while avoiding rhetorical jabs at opponents...those who cling to this dogma with religious fervor will likely avoid Sowell's fact-filled book like kryptonite. Folks with less dogmatic proclivities, however, would do well to peruse this concise work.'―American Thinker'Throughout his career, Thomas Sowell has been fearless in confronting uncomfortable facts about human nature and ill-conceived public policies. His new book, Discrimination and Disparities, is the latest in a long line of works that calmly but persuasively shatter myths and ideological beliefs about race, ethnicity, economics, history, and culture.'―New York Journal of Books Read more About the Author Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of dozens of books and the recipient of various awards, including the National Humanities Medal, presented by the president of the United States in 2003. Read more

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Stochastic Calculus for Finance II: Continuous-Time Models (Springer Finance)

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Pdf:Stochastic Calculus for Finance II: Continuous-Time Models (Springer Finance).Review From the reviews of the first edition: 'Steven Shreve’s comprehensive two-volume Stochastic Calculus for Finance may well be the last word, at least for a while, in the flood of Master’s level books.... a detailed and authoritative reference for 'quants” (formerly known as 'rocket scientists”). The books are derived from lecture notes that have been available on the Web for years and that have developed a huge cult following among students, instructors, and practitioners. The key ideas presented in these works involve the mathematical theory of securities pricing based upon the ideas of classical finance....the beauty of mathematics is partly in the fact that it is self-contained and allows us to explore the logical implications of our hypotheses. The material of this volume of Shreve’s text is a wonderful display of the use of mathematical probability to derive a large set of results from a small set of assumptions.In summary, this is a well-written text that treats the key classical models of finance through an applied probability approach. It is accessible to a broad audience and has been developed after years of teaching the subject. It should serve as an excellent introduction for anyone studying the mathematics of the classical theory of finance.' (SIAM, 2005) 'The contents of the book have been used successfully with students whose mathematics background consists of calculus and calculus-based probability. The text gives both precise Statements of results, plausibility arguments, and even some proofs. But more importantly, intuitive explanations, developed and refine through classroom experience with this material are provided throughout the book.' (Finanz Betrieb, 7:5, 2005) 'The origin of this two volume textbook are the well-known lecture notes on Stochastic Calculus … . The first volume contains the binomial asset pricing model. … The second volume covers continuous-time models … . This book continues the series of publications by Steven Shreve of highest quality on the one hand and accessibility on the other end. It is a must for anybody who wants to get into mathematical finance and a pleasure for experts … .' (www.mathfinance.de, 2004) 'This is the latter of the two-volume series evolving from the author’s mathematics courses in M.Sc. Computational Finance program at Carnegie Mellon University (USA). The content of this book is organized such as to give the reader precise statements of results, plausibility arguments, mathematical proofs and, more importantly, the intuitive explanations of the financial and economic phenomena. Each chapter concludes with summary of the discussed matter, bibliographic notes, and a set of really useful exercises.' (Neculai Curteanu, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1068, 2005) Read more From the Back Cover Stochastic Calculus for Finance evolved from the first ten years of the Carnegie Mellon Professional Master's program in Computational Finance. The content of this book has been used successfully with students whose mathematics background consists of calculus and calculus-based probability. The text gives both precise statements of results, plausibility arguments, and even some proofs, but more importantly intuitive explanations developed and refine through classroom experience with this material are provided. The book includes a self-contained treatment of the probability theory needed for stochastic calculus, including Brownian motion and its properties. Advanced topics include foreign exchange models, forward measures, and jump-diffusion processes. This book is being published in two volumes. This second volume develops stochastic calculus, martingales, risk-neutral pricing, exotic options and term structure models, all in continuous time. Masters level students and researchers in mathematical finance and financial engineering will find this book useful. Steven E. Shreve is Co-Founder of the Carnegie Mellon MS Program in Computational Finance and winner of the Carnegie Mellon Doherty Prize for sustained contributions to education. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Monte Carlo Methods in Financial Engineering (Stochastic Modelling and Applied Probability) (v. 53)

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Pdf:Monte Carlo Methods in Financial Engineering (Stochastic Modelling and Applied Probability) (v. 53).Review 'Paul Glasserman has written an astonishingly good book that bridges financial engineering and the Monte Carlo method. The book will appeal to graduate students, researchers, and most of all, practicing financial engineers … You will want to have prior knowledge of both the Monte Carlo method and financial engineering. If you do, you will find the book to be a goldmine … So often, financial engineering texts are very theoretical. This book is not. The Monte Carlo method serves as a unifying theme that motivates practical discussions of how to implement real models on real trading floors. You will learn plenty of financial engineering amidst these pages. The writing is a pleasure to read. Topics are timely and relevant. Glasserman's is a must-have book for financial engineers.' -Glyn Holton, Contingency AnalysisMathematical Reviews, 2004: '... this book is very comprehensive, up-to-date and useful tool for those who are interested in implementing Monte Carlo methods in a financial context.' From the reviews: 'This recent book is a valuable addition to the references devoted to Monte Carlo methods. … the author succeeded in choosing the most actual topics in financial engineering and in presenting them in an appropriate way by keeping a suitable balance between mathematical rigour and an audience friendly language. … To help the reader, three appendices provide basic results on convergence concepts … . A large bibliography of 358 entries accompanies this text. In short, the reader will find this book extremely lucid and useful.' (Radu Theodorescu, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1038 (13), 2004) 'To keep it short, let me summarize the recension in one phrase: Paul Glausserman’s book is a ‘strong buy’ for everybody in the financial community. … one gets 596 pages full of valuable information on all aspects of Monte Carlo simulation. … Altogether, I can encourage everyone interested in Monte Carlo methods in finance to read the book. It is very well written … comes with a carefully selected bibliography (358 references) and a helpful index, thus making it really worth the buy.' (Ralf Werner, OR – Spectrum Operations Research Spectrum, Issue 27, 2005) 'Glasserman’s new book is a remarkable presentation of the current state of the art of Monte Carlo Methods in Financial Engineering. … lot of material which is sometimes hard to access has been composed into one volume. … a high quality monograph which is both suitable as a reference for practitioners and researchers as well as a textbook … . The list of references is by itself a valuable aspect. The refreshing writing style of the author is tailor-made for the thirsty reader … .' (Uwe Wystup, www.mathfinance.de, November, 2003) 'Paul Glasserman has written an astonishingly good book that bridges financial engineering and the Monte Carlo method. The book will appeal to graduate students, researchers, and most of all, practicing financial engineers. It is an advanced book. … The presentation is masterful. … You will learn plenty of financial engineering amidst the pages. The writing is a pleasure to read. Topics are timely and relevant. Glasserman’s is a must-have book for financial engineers.' (www.riskbook.com, Dezember, 2003) 'This book is divided into three parts. … the aim of the author is … to give a precise description of the different techniques in order to facilitate their implementation. In my opinion, this book is a very comprehensive, up-to-date and useful tool for those who are interested in implementing Monte Carlo methods in a financial context.' (Benjamin Jourdain, Mathematical Reviews, 2004g) 'The publication of this book is an important event in computational finance. For many years, Monte Carlo methods have been successfully applied to solve diverse problems in financial mathematics. By publishing this book the author deserves much credit for a very good attempt to lift such applications to a new level. … the book may well become a major reference in the field of applications of Monte Carlo methods in financial engineering. This is because the book is well structured and well written … .' (A Zhigljavsky, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 57, 2006) Read more From the Back Cover Monte Carlo simulation has become an essential tool in the pricing of derivative securities and in risk management. These applications have, in turn, stimulated research into new Monte Carlo methods and renewed interest in some older techniques. This book develops the use of Monte Carlo methods in finance and it also uses simulation as a vehicle for presenting models and ideas from financial engineering. It divides roughly into three parts. The first part develops the fundamentals of Monte Carlo methods, the foundations of derivatives pricing, and the implementation of several of the most important models used in financial engineering. The next part describes techniques for improving simulation accuracy and efficiency. The final third of the book addresses special topics: estimating price sensitivities, valuing American options, and measuring market risk and credit risk in financial portfolios. The most important prerequisite is familiarity with the mathematical tools used to specify and analyze continuous-time models in finance, in particular the key ideas of stochastic calculus. Prior exposure to the basic principles of option pricing is useful but not essential. The book is aimed at graduate students in financial engineering, researchers in Monte Carlo simulation, and practitioners implementing models in industry. Read more

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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Pdf:The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they'd weigh more than 50 million metric tons - as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bombs effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown, buried in an unmarked grave. Now, Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the colored ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to stark white laboratories with freezers full of HeLa cells; from Henriettas small, dying hometown of Clover, Virginia, a land of wooden slave quarters, faith healings, and voodoo, to East Baltimore today, where her children and grandchildren live and struggle with the legacy of her cells. Henrietta's family did not learn of her immortality until more than 20 years after her death, when scientists investigating HeLa began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. And though the cells had launched a multimillion-dollar industry that sells human biological materials, her family never saw any of the profits. As Rebecca Skloot so brilliantly shows, the story of the Lacks family, past and present, is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of.

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The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

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Pdf:The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession (Ballantine Reader's Circle).NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK   A modern classic of personal journalism, The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean’s wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an endangered flower—the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii—a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named John Laroche leads Orlean on an unforgettable tour of America’s strange flower-selling subculture, through Florida’s swamps and beyond, along with the Seminoles who help him and the forces of justice who fight him. In the end, Orlean—and the reader—will have more respect for underdog determination and a powerful new definition of passion.   In this new edition, coming fifteen years after its initial publication and twenty years after she first met the “orchid thief,” Orlean revisits this unforgettable world, and the route by which it was brought to the screen in the film Adaptation, in a new retrospective essay.Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.   Praise for The Orchid Thief   “Stylishly written, whimsical yet sophisticated, quirkily detailed and full of empathy . . . The Orchid Thief shows [Orlean’s] gifts in full bloom.”—The New York Times Book Review   “Fascinating . . . an engrossing journey [full] of theft, hatred, greed, jealousy, madness, and backstabbing.”—Los Angeles Times   “Orlean’s snapshot-vivid, pitch-perfect prose . . . is fast becoming one of our national treasures.”—The Washington Post Book World   “Orlean’s gifts [are] her ear for the self-skewing dialogue, her eye for the incongruous, convincing detail, and her Didion-like deftness in description.”—Boston Sunday Globe   “A swashbuckling piece of reporting that celebrates some virtues that made America great.”—The Wall Street JournalFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

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Social Media: Strategies To Mastering Your Brand- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat (Social Media, Social Media Marketing)

Pdf Math Social Media: Strategies To Mastering Your Brand- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat (Social Media, Social Media Marketing)

Pdf:Social Media: Strategies To Mastering Your Brand- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat (Social Media, Social Media Marketing).Are You Looking To Explode Your Social Media Presence?☆★☆ Read this book for FREE on Kindle Unlimited - Download Now! ☆★☆Do you want more followers? Would you like the best and most efficient strategies taken from the best influencers? Do you want to monetize your social media?When you download Social Media: Strategies to Mastering your brand for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat , your followers will increase rapidly! You will discover everything you need to know about social media marketing This expanded 3rd edition has Outstanding New Content to make building your online presence even more powerful than before!These crucial and effective tips will maximize your social media presence. You'll be excited to see all the opportunities from your social media growth and presence just from these advanced strategies.Would you like to know more about:The Advance Strategies That The Pros Use. Doubling Your Instagram FollowersUnderstanding Facebook Ad marketingTop Strategies For Growth Monetizing Your Social MediaThis book breaks training down into easy-to-understand modules. It starts from the very beginning of social media, so you can get great results - even as a beginner!Download Social Media:Strategies To Mastering Your Brand- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat Scroll to the top and select the "BUY" button for instant download.You’ll be happy you did!

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Social Media Marketing: Tips and Solid Advice to Grow Your Business - Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and More

Pdf Math Social Media Marketing: Tips and Solid Advice to Grow Your Business - Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and More

Pdf:Social Media Marketing: Tips and Solid Advice to Grow Your Business - Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and More.When you download Social Media Marketing: Tips and Solid Advice to Grow Your Business: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and More, you will get huge amounts of followers instantly and learn all you need to know about social media marketing.Your online presence is essential if you want to really take your business to the next level, from social media presence to social media growth, these beginner and advanced strategies are what you need to know to dominate the competition. Here's what you will learn: Learn strategies the pros useDouble or triple your Instagram followersHow to get Google to place ads for freeFacebook advertisingHow to place ads for maximum customer exposureMonetizing your social mediaAnd much more This audiobook is in an easy-to-follow step-by-step format with modules that a beginner or pro can use today.Ready to take your business to the next level with social media marketing? This audiobook will show you how! 

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How Our Days Became Numbered: Risk and the Rise of the Statistical Individual

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Pdf:How Our Days Became Numbered: Risk and the Rise of the Statistical Individual.Review 'Life insurers pondered the lives of ordinary people more than any other institution during the period of America's industrialisation. In this history, Bouk sees the emergence of 'numbered' lives, foreshadowing big data. . . . This fascinating history should teach us not to be fatalistic. Big data is what we choose to make it.' (New Scientist)'By the 1930s life insurance was woven so deeply into the nation's economic fabric that, when the Great Depression bit, many families were prepared to maintain their policies at almost any cost. . . . Much of Bouk's excellent work deals with the mathematical and actuarial engineering that insurers undertook between the two depressions to fortify their finances and expand their customer base.' (Financial Times)'Bouk’s excellent How Our Days Became Numbered takes us back to the terrain of insurance, where he explores the technologies and calculations that actuaries, executives, and doctors used to transform individuals into 'risks'. He shows most concretely how underlying differences in power and wealth became embedded in financial techniques and assumptions. Time and again, those at the top benefit from instability while the least enfranchised are left with nothing. Inequality looms in all these works, but in Bouk’s it constitutes and reconstitutes the architecture of finance itself.' (American Quarterly)'Bouk’s wonderful new book is a timely history of the roots of our contemporary situation. He explores how the American life insurance industry transitioned from its late-nineteenth century aspirations of predicting fate to an early-twentieth century effort to master death. It is not only a history of actuarial science, but also a cultural history of capitalism – and a surprisingly gripping tale for an industry that many, preteens included, are liable to find dull. Bouk narrates the story through a cast of characters who traipse through graveyards, assemble massive databases, and investigate corporate malfeasance. Statistics about life and death, he demonstrates, are anything but boring; rather, they are animated by and occasion moral debates about family, race, and the future of the nation.' (Journal of Cultural Economy)'It is hard to write engagingly about insurance and the history of statistics. Bouk has succeeded in this feat. Vivid, sometimes poetic prose, surprising examples, and memorable characters enliven the text. This is a very ambitious book.' (The American Historical Review)'Bouk, a modern US historian working within a relatively new field called the history of capitalism, offers a fresh perspective. In How Our Days Became Numbered, Bouk provides insight into the development of data-driven mechanisms in consumer finance.' (Science, Technology, & Human Values)'An excellent study of the profound and lasting impact of risk making on people's lives.' (Choice)'Readers versed in statistical methods will find Bouk’s treatment of the Armstrong Investigation of 1905 into insurance practices interesting. The actuary Emory McClintock came under fire for his use of arcane smoothing methods, especially in determining income related to the distribution of dividends to policyholders. The smoothing methods pioneered by actuaries like McClintock and heavily criticized in the investigation have been refined and developed over the past 100 years to become a key tool in a statistician’s toolbox. Such discussions make How Our Days Became Numbered well worth the read.' (Journal of Interdisciplinary History)'How Our Days Became Numbered provides a subtle and illuminating history of the debates and practices of the executives, actuaries, and salespeople who confronted the growing prominence and complexity of their transforming profession.' (Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences)'A valuable contribution to the recent windfall of monographs on the history of American life insurance....How Our Days Became Numbered provides a welcome and timely reminder of the treasure trove of politically relevant material that lurks in the archives of corporate America and of the insight that emerges when that record is mined by such capable hands.' (Business History Review) Read more About the Author Dan Bouk is assistant professor of history at Colgate University and a member of the Historicizing Big Data working group at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science. Read more

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Actuarial Mathematics for Life Contingent Risks (International Series on Actuarial Science)

Pdf Math Actuarial Mathematics for Life Contingent Risks (International Series on Actuarial Science)

Pdf:Actuarial Mathematics for Life Contingent Risks (International Series on Actuarial Science).Review Review of the first edition: 'The book is well written, well organized, and easy to read. It may be an excellent textbook for both undergraduate and graduate programs in actuarial science. It is also a rich source of useful information for practitioners of the actuarial profession and financial risk managers who seek a practical and inspiring guide to liability cash flow modeling and valuation.' Scandinavian Actuarial Journal Read more Book Description Three leaders in actuarial science give a modern perspective on life contingencies. Balancing rigour and intuition, and emphasizing applications, this modern text is ideal for university courses and actuarial exam preparation. This second edition includes brand new chapters and exercises, and will prepare students for the new-style MLC exam. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America

Pdf Math The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America

Pdf:The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America.“You’llnever think of bees, their keepers, or the fruits (and nuts) of their laborsthe same way again.” —Trevor Corson, author of The Secret Life of LobstersAward-winning journalist Hannah Nordhaus tells the remarkable story of John Miller, one of America’s foremost migratory beekeepers, and the myriad and mysterious epidemics threatening American honeybee populations. In luminous, razor-sharp prose, Nordhaus explores the vital role that honeybees play in American agribusiness, the maintenance of our food chain, and the very future of the nation. With an intimate focus and incisive reporting, in a book perfect for fans of Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation, Michael Pollan’s The Botany of Desire,and John McPhee’s Oranges, Nordhaus’s stunning exposé illuminates one the most critical issues facing the world today,offering insight, information, and, ultimately, hope.

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The Cure for Catastrophe: How We Can Stop Manufacturing Natural Disasters

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Pdf:The Cure for Catastrophe: How We Can Stop Manufacturing Natural Disasters.Review '[A] wrenching indictment of humanity's shortsightedness...Examining case after case of earthquake, fire, flood, tsunami and volcanic eruption across centuries, Muir-Wood shows greedy developers and corporations playing down risks to cut immediate costs and politicians gaining popularity when they dole out disaster relief while 'money spent on preparedness wins no votes.' Journalists exacerbate the problem by trumpeting the heroism of search-and-rescue teams and then quickly losing interest in the more systemic problems. Muir-Wood, himself a talented storyteller, makes a strong case for rewarding those who take comparatively dull precautions.'-Kim Tingley, New York Times Book Review'Disaster expert Robert Muir-Wood's study is science in the round, spanning centuries of catastrophes, key figures...forecasting, the intricacies of insurance (multistory concrete buildings are revealed as 'weapons of mass destruction' in a quake) - and a detailed, workable recipe for resilience.'-Nature'In eloquent prose, Muir-Wood recounts disasters of the past millennium from a variety of perspectives: historical accounts; natural process science; structural engineering; building codes; land-use regulation; risk estimation; risk management; insurance and reinsurance; and, perhaps above all, political processes and priorities. His message for the future is hopeful but demands changes in both policy and culture... The Cure for Catastrophe is beautifully written, thoughtful, and rigorous...[A] pleasure to read.'-Timothy A. Cohn, Science'Muir-Wood provides a unique perspective on and comprehensive study of the complex world of managing natural disasters.'-Booklist'Astute...Readers interested in natural disasters, climate change, and weather will be riveted by this comprehensive account of emergency management.'-Library Journal'A fascinating examination of the 'forensics of disasters'...Readers will find it hard to stop reading this excellent book and will share the author's perhaps futile yearning that elected officials have the courage to pass inconvenient laws and spend the electorate's money to prevent disasters.'-Kirkus, starred review'In his meticulous reportage on a number of environmental calamities over the past 300 years, the author offers a cautionary map of the route we took to arrive at this vital geologic moment.'-Publishers Weekly'With beautifully crafted prose, Robert Muir-Wood reminds us that 'natural catastrophe' is an oxymoron-hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and volcanoes are natural, but by building flimsy structures in dangerous places, we are the cause of catastrophe. With each riveting disaster story and every tale of policy failure, we become better armed with the knowledge of historical errors we need to avoid repeating them.'-Kerry A. Emanuel, Professor of Atmospheric Science, MIT'This is a very important book. In it, Robert Muir-Wood, convincingly documents his claim that what we are prone to call 'natural disasters' are in truth almost always caused by humans. Somewhat surprisingly, this is basically good news: if 'natural disasters' are in fact caused by human actions, then by changing our behavior we can prevent them. This is a truly interesting and important book. Read it.'-Robert M May, Professor Lord May of Oxford'Robert Muir-Wood is one of the world's leading experts when it comes to natural disasters, and we are well-advised to heed his warnings. In his new book The Cure for Catastrophe, Muir-Wood provides a lucid explanation of the risks we face from natural disasters ranging from Earthquakes to Tsunamis to the impacts of human-caused climate change on extreme, damaging weather events. His most sobering lesson for us, however, is this: much of the risk isn't natural at all-it's a result of our poor planning and decision making. The book is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn about the increasing exposure we face from natural disasters and what we can do to mitigate it.'- Michael E. Mann, Director, Earth System Science Center at Penn State and author of Dire Predictions Read more About the Author Robert Muir Wood is the chief research officer of Risk Management Solutions and a visiting professor at University College London's Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction. He is the founding editor of the magazine Terra Nova and has published six books. He lives in London, United Kingdom. Read more

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The Tyranny of Metrics

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Pdf:The Tyranny of Metrics.Review 'Economic historian Jerry Muller delivers a riposte to bean counters everywhere with this trenchant study of our fixation with performance metrics.'---Barbara Kiser, Nature'To his credit, Muller isn’t interested only in documenting the ways in which the metric fixation produces unintended consequences. Beyond that, he wants, first, to work out what causes this high level of dysfunction, and second, to identify ways in which metrics might be used more productively.'---Stefan Collini, London Review of Books'For every quantification, there's a way of gaming it. So argues this timely manifesto against measured accountability.' (Kirkus Reviews)'Many of us have the vague sense that metrics are leading us astray, stripping away context, devaluing subtle human judgement, and rewarding those who know how to play the system. Muller’s book crisply explains where this fashion came from, why it can be so counterproductive and why we don’t learn. It should be required reading for any manager on the verge of making the Vietnam body count mistake all over again.'---Tim Harford, Financial Times'A short and highly readable account of the way such management systems are undermining important institutions, such as universities, schools, policing, charities and even companies.'---Luke Johnson, Sunday Times'As Muller says ‘anything that can be measured and rewarded will be gamed.’ Too many people appear oblivious to this basic fact of life. A close reading of Muller’s excellent, if somewhat brief, introduction to the pitfalls of quantitative measurement should set them right.'---Edward Chancellor, Breakingviews'There is also ample evidence, expertly summarised in Jerry Muller’s recent book, The Tyranny of Metrics, that metrics can be counter-productive.' (The Economist)'Muller . . . says that an over-reliance on metrics can lead us to disproportionately value the things that are easiest to measure. These and the many other criticisms of metric fixation the author offers are well argued and will feel all too familiar to teachers and school leaders alike. Shortly after I agreed to review this title, Ofsted’s chief inspector . . . gave a speech explaining how she had recently read the book and how it was influencing her own thinking. Having now had the chance to read it myself, I think we should take this as a positive sign. My hope is that others involved in school accountability, including politicians, have the chance to consider its core message.'---James Bowen, Times Education Supplement'A timely and important critique of the pervasive tendency to define success in terms of quantifying human performance, accountability and transparency, a trend that has invaded every profession.' (Paradigm Explorer)'Muller’s book remains an interesting one: short, unpretentious, scholarly, and full of insights. And it provokes the reader into asking further questions.'---Pierre Lemieux, Regulation Read more From the Back Cover 'In this clear and compelling book, Jerry Muller shows how our attempts to improve organizational outcomes through quantitative measures have metastasized into a culture of gaming and manipulation. Through carefully researched case studies on education, healthcare, and compensation, The Tyranny of Metrics makes a convincing case that we need to restore judgment and ethical considerations at a time when shallow quantification threatens the integrity of our most important institutions.'--Rakesh Khurana, Harvard Business School 'Have you ever wondered why universities make the mistake of hiring presidents with little or no experience in higher education, or why, nine times out of ten, these foreign imports fail? Then read Jerry Muller's new book and you will understand such folly as one more instance of an unhappy, massive trend--abandoning the situated judgment of experienced professionals in favor of the supposedly objective judgment promised (but not delivered) by the magic bullet of metrics: standardized measures and huge data banks touted as generating insight and wisdom all by themselves. Muller dismantles this myth in a brisk and no-nonsense prose that has this reader crying ‘yes, yes' at every sentence.'--Stanley Fish, author of Winning Arguments and Think Again 'Quantification, once only a tool, has become a cult. I can think of no better deprogrammer than Jerry Muller, whose renowned skills in dissecting political and social doctrines are evident here. The Tyranny of Metrics should be essential reading for managers and the managed alike.'--Edward Tenner, author of The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can't Do and Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences 'In The Tyranny of Metrics, Jerry Muller has brought to life the many ways in which numerical evaluations result in deleterious performance: in our schools, our universities, our hospitals, our military, and our businesses. This book addresses a major problem.'--George A. Akerlof, Nobel Prize–winning economist 'The Tyranny of Metrics is an important and accessible book about a growing problem. It comes as close as anything I've read to showing us how to break out of the dysfunctional cycle of measuring, finding out that measuring doesn't get us where we want to go, but then measuring some more.'--David Chinitz, School of Public Health, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School 'Broad in scope and ambition, persuasively argued, and engagingly written, The Tyranny of Metrics is a very compelling book.'--Mark Schlesinger, Yale University Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market

Pdf Math A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market

Pdf:A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market.The incredible true story of the card-counting mathematics professor who taught the world how to beat the dealer and, as the first of the great quantitative investors, ushered in a revolution on Wall Street. A child of the Great Depression, legendary mathematician Edward O. Thorp invented card counting, proving the seemingly impossible: that you could beat the dealer at the blackjack table. As a result he launched a gambling renaissance. His remarkable success - and mathematically unassailable method - caused such an uproar that casinos altered the rules of the game to thwart him and the legions he inspired. They barred him from their premises, even put his life in jeopardy. Nonetheless, gambling was forever changed. Thereafter, Thorp shifted his sights to "the biggest casino in the world": Wall Street. Devising and then deploying mathematical formulas to beat the market, Thorp ushered in the era of quantitative finance we live in today. Along the way, the so-called godfather of the quants played bridge with Warren Buffett, crossed swords with a young Rudy Giuliani, detected the Bernie Madoff scheme, and, to beat the game of roulette, invented, with Claude Shannon, the world's first wearable computer. Here, for the first time, Thorp tells the story of what he did, how he did it, his passions and motivations, and the curiosity that has always driven him to disregard conventional wisdom and devise game-changing solutions to seemingly insoluble problems. An intellectual thrill ride, replete with practical wisdom that can guide us all in uncertain financial waters, A Man for All Markets is an instant classic - a book that challenges its readers to think logically about a seemingly irrational world.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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Excel VBA: A Step-By-Step Guide To Learn And Master Excel VBA Programming

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Pdf:Excel VBA: A Step-By-Step Guide To Learn And Master Excel VBA Programming.Whether you have never created a program with Visual Basic Application or you're looking to learn some new tricks, then this book is for you!Containing 15 chapters full of information, definitions, and step-by-step instructions to create your own programs, this book will help you master VBA Programming.  Our book is powerful in that it provides you with everything you need to learn how to automate common spreadsheet tasks and also create the sophisticated management science applications needed in business nowadays. The benefits of our book almost exceed your imagination.Some of the things you can gain from our book include:Chapters on Conditional Logic, String Functions, and Recording MacrosStep-by-step instructions for how to program Loops and ArraysTwo chapters on creating and programming User FormsInstructions on how to write Subs and FunctionsWritten out sample codes for many of the programs you will learn how to createHow to diagnose and correct your own coding errorsA step-by-step process on how to connect the Visual Basic Editor with external dataAnd much more Visual Basic Application Programming in Excel is a hidden gem that will help you automate and control both basic and complex Excel functions. Following the steps in this  book will help you access the inner workings of Excel spreadsheets and take your coding to the next level! Don't waste your time working with a guide that's only going to make an already complicated topic even more complicated. Buy this book now to learn everything you need to know in no time!

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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Pdf Math Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Pdf:Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think.Review “One of the most important books I’ve ever read―an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates“Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.” ―Melinda Gates'Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.' - Former U.S. President Barack Obama“Wonderful… a passionate and erudite message that is all more moving because it comes from beyond the grave… His knack for presentation and delight in statistics come across on every page. Who else would choose a chart of 'guitars per capita' as a proxy for human progress?” ―The Financial Times“[Factfulness] throws down a gauntlet to doom-and-gloomers in global health by challenging preconceptions and misconceptions [and] is a fabulous read, succinct and lively… This magnificent book ends with a plea for a factual world view. Rosling was optimistic that this outlook will spread, because it is a useful navigational tool in a complex world, and a genuine antidote to negativity and hopelessness.” ―Nature'Like any good statistician, Rosling uses the tools of his trade (namely, graphs, charts and lots of questionnaires) to argue we're doing too much feeling and not enough thinking when it comes to assessing the world…His goal is to change the way we see the world.' ―Business Insider“In an accessible, almost folksy prose, Rosling identifies various reasons why so many of us have ended up with so many faulty ideas about our world.” ―Booklist'In Hans Rosling’s hands, data sings. Global trends in health and economics come to vivid life. And the big picture of global development―with some surprisingly good news―snaps into sharp focus.' ―TED 'Three minutes with Hans Rosling will change your mind about the world.' ―Nature“If you need a break from the mainstream media message about how the world is falling apart, I can highly recommend this fact-filled and super fun book. In fact, I might even suggest that this book should be the starting place for any kind of discussion about economics, politics, and the state of the world in general.” ―Seeking Alpha Read more About the Author Hans Rosling was a medical doctor, professor of international health and renowned public educator. He was an adviser to the World Health Organization and UNICEF, and co-founded Médecins sans Frontières in Sweden and the Gapminder Foundation. His TED talks have been viewed more than 35 million times, and he was listed as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. Hans died in 2017, having devoted the last years of his life to writing Factfulness. Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Hans's son and daughter-in-law, were co-founders of the Gapminder Foundation, and Ola its director from 2005 to 2007 and from 2010 to the present day. After Google acquired the bubble-chart tool called Trendalyzer, invented and designed by Anna and Ola, Ola became head of Google's Public Data Team and Anna the team’s senior user experience (UX) designer. They have both received international awards for their work. Read more

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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Pdf Math Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Pdf:Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think.For fans of Freakonomics and Thinking, Fast and Slow, here is a book by Hans Rosling, the scientist called "a true inspiration" by Bill Gates, that teaches us how to see the world as it truly is.  Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of carrying only opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends - what percentage of the world's population live in poverty; why the world's population is increasing; how many girls finish school - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.  In Factfulness, professor of international health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two longtime collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective - from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). Our problem is that we don't know what we don't know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases.  It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn't mean there aren't real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future.

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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Pdf Math Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Pdf:Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think.INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates“Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.” —Melinda Gates"Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack ObamaFactfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective—from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). Our problem is that we don’t know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases.It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. ---“This book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance…Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn’t enough. But I hope this book will be.” Hans Rosling, February 2017.

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Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

Pdf Math Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

Pdf:Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk.Amazon.com Review With the stock market breaking records almost daily, leaving longtime market analysts shaking their heads and revising their forecasts, a study of the concept of risk seems quite timely. Peter Bernstein has written a comprehensive history of man's efforts to understand risk and probability, beginning with early gamblers in ancient Greece, continuing through the 17th-century French mathematicians Pascal and Fermat and up to modern chaos theory. Along the way he demonstrates that understanding risk underlies everything from game theory to bridge-building to winemaking. Read more From Publishers Weekly Risk management, which assumes that future risks can be understood, measured and to some extent predicted, is the focus of this solid, thoroughgoing history. Probability theory, pioneered by 17th-century French mathematicians Blaise Pascal and Pierre de Fermat, has made possible the design of great bridges, electric power utilities and insurance policies. The statistical sampling methods invented by dour Swiss scientist Jacob Bernoulli undergird diverse activities such as the testing of new drugs, stock-picking and wine tasting. Bernstein (Capital Ideas) animates his narrative with a colorful cast of risk-analyzers, including gambling addict Girolamo Cardano, 16th-century Italian physician to the Pope; and John Maynard Keynes, whose concerns over economic uncertainty compelled him to recommend an active, interventionist role for government. Bernstein also traces the development of business forecasting, game theory, insurance and derivatives, and surveys recent advances in risk forecasting made possible through chaos theory and by the development of neural networks. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Introducing Statistics: A Graphic Guide (Introducing...)

Pdf Math Introducing Statistics: A Graphic Guide (Introducing...)

Pdf:Introducing Statistics: A Graphic Guide (Introducing...).From the medicine we take, the treatments we receive, the aptitude and psychometric tests given by employers, the cars we drive, the clothes we wear to even the beer we drink, statistics have given shape to the world we inhabit. For the media, statistics are routinely 'damning', 'horrifying', or, occasionally, 'encouraging'. Yet, for all their ubiquity, most of us really don't know what to make of statistics. Exploring the history, mathematics, philosophy and practical use of statistics, Eileen Magnello - accompanied by Bill Mayblin's intelligent graphic illustration - traces the rise of statistics from the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians and Chinese, to the censuses of Romans and the Greeks, and the modern emergence of the term itself in Europe. She explores the 'vital statistics' of, in particular, William Farr, and the mathematical statistics of Karl Pearson and R.A. Fisher.She even tells how knowledge of statistics can prolong one's life, as it did for evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould, given eight months to live after a cancer diagnoses in 1982 - and he lived until 2002. This title offers an enjoyable, surprise-filled tour through a subject that is both fascinating and crucial to understanding our world.

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Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets

Pdf Math Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets

Pdf:Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets.This audiobook is about luck, or more precisely, how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. It is already a landmark work and its title has entered our vocabulary. In its second edition, Fooled by Randomness is now a cornerstone for anyone interested in random outcomes. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill, the world of trading, this audiobook is a captivating insight into one of the least understood factors of all our lives. In an entertaining narrative style, the author succeeds in tackling three major intellectual issues: the problem of induction, the survivorship biases, and our genetic unfitness to the modern word. Taleb uses stories and anecdotes to illustrate our overestimation of causality and the heuristics that make us view the world as far more explainable than it actually is. The audiobook is populated with an array of characters, some of whom have grasped, in their own way, the significance of chance: Yogi Berra, the baseball legend; Karl Popper, the philosopher of knowledge; Solon, the ancient world's wisest man; the modern financier George Soros; and the Greek voyager Ulysses. We also meet the fictional Nero, who seems to understand the role of randomness in his professional life, but who also falls victim to his own superstitious foolishness. But the most recognizable character remains unnamed, the lucky fool in the right place at the right time - the embodiment of the "Survival of the Least Fit". Such individuals attract devoted followers who believe in their guru's insights and methods. But no one can replicate what is obtained through chance. It may be impossible to guard against the vagaries of the Goddess Fortuna, but after listening to Fooled by Randomness we can be a little better prepared.

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How to Lie with Statistics

Pdf Math How to Lie with Statistics

Pdf:How to Lie with Statistics.Amazon.com Review 'There is terror in numbers,' writes Darrell Huff in How to Lie with Statistics. And nowhere does this terror translate to blind acceptance of authority more than in the slippery world of averages, correlations, graphs, and trends. Huff sought to break through 'the daze that follows the collision of statistics with the human mind' with this slim volume, first published in 1954. The book remains relevant as a wake-up call for people unaccustomed to examining the endless flow of numbers pouring from Wall Street, Madison Avenue, and everywhere else someone has an axe to grind, a point to prove, or a product to sell. 'The secret language of statistics, so appealing in a fact-minded culture, is employed to sensationalize, inflate, confuse, and oversimplify,' warns Huff. Although many of the examples used in the book are charmingly dated, the cautions are timeless. Statistics are rife with opportunities for misuse, from 'gee-whiz graphs' that add nonexistent drama to trends, to 'results' detached from their method and meaning, to statistics' ultimate bugaboo--faulty cause-and-effect reasoning. Huff's tone is tolerant and amused, but no-nonsense. Like a lecturing father, he expects you to learn something useful from the book, and start applying it every day. Never be a sucker again, he cries! Even if you can't find a source of demonstrable bias, allow yourself some degree of skepticism about the results as long as there is a possibility of bias somewhere. There always is. Read How to Lie with Statistics. Whether you encounter statistics at work, at school, or in advertising, you'll remember its simple lessons. Don't be terrorized by numbers, Huff implores. 'The fact is that, despite its mathematical base, statistics is as much an art as it is a science.' --Therese Littleton Read more Review “A hilarious exploration of mathematical mendacity…. Every time you pick it up, what happens? Bang goes another illusion!” - The New York Times“In one short take after another, Huff picks apart the ways in which marketers use statistics, charts, graphics and other ways of presenting numbers to baffle and trick the public. The chapter “How to Talk Back to a Statistic” is a brilliant step-by-step guide to figuring out how someone is trying to deceive you with data.” - Wall Street Journal“Illustrator and author pool their considerable talents to provide light lively reading and cartoon far which will entertain, really inform, and take the wind out of many an overblown statistical sail.” - Library Journal“A pleasantly subversive little book, guaranteed to undermine your faith in the almighty statistic.” - Atlantic Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

Pdf Math Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

Pdf:Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data.Review “While a great measure of the book’s appeal comes from Mr. Wheelan’s fluent style―a natural comedian, he is truly the Dave Barry of the coin toss set―the rest comes from his multiple real world examples illustrating exactly why even the most reluctant mathophobe is well advised to achieve a personal understanding of the statistical underpinnings of life.” - New York Times“The best math teacher you never had. [Naked Statistics] is filled with practical lessons, like how to judge the validity of polls, why you should never buy a lottery ticket, and how to keep an eye out for red flags in public statements.” - San Francisco Chronicle“Naked Statistics is an apt title. Charles Wheelan strips away the superfluous outer garments and exposes the underlying beauty of the subject in a way that everyone can appreciate.” - Hal Varian, chief economist at Google“I cannot stress enough the importance of Americans’ need to understand statistics―the basis for a great deal of what we hear and read these days―and I cannot stress enough the value of Wheelan’s book in giving readers an approachable avenue to understanding statistics. Almost anyone interested in sports, politics, business, and the myriad of other areas in which statistics rule the roost today will benefit from this highly readable, on-target, and important book.” - Frank Newport, Gallup editor-in-chief“A fun, engaging book that shows why statistics is a vital tool for anyone who wants to understand the modern world.” - Jacob J. Goldstein, 'Planet Money' on NPR“Two phrases you don’t often see together: ‘statistics primer’ and ‘rollicking good time.’ Until Charlie Wheelan got to it, that is. This book explains the way statistical ideas can help you understand much of everyday life.” - Austan Goolsbee, professor of economics at the University of Chicago and former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Read more About the Author Charles Wheelan is the author of the best-selling Naked Statistics and Naked Economics and is a former correspondent for The Economist. He teaches public policy and economics at Dartmouth College and lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with his family. Read more

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Data Science: The Ultimate Guide to Data Analytics, Data Mining, Data Warehousing, Data Visualization, Regression Analysis, Database Querying, Big Data for Business and Machine Learning for Beginners

Pdf Math Data Science: The Ultimate Guide to Data Analytics, Data Mining, Data Warehousing, Data Visualization, Regression Analysis, Database Querying, Big Data for Business and Machine Learning for Beginners

Pdf:Data Science: The Ultimate Guide to Data Analytics, Data Mining, Data Warehousing, Data Visualization, Regression Analysis, Database Querying, Big Data for Business and Machine Learning for Beginners.Do you want to expand your skills from being a basic data scientist to becoming an expert data scientist ready to solve real-world data-centric issues? Exploring this audiobook could be a step in the right direction.Discover two comprehensive manuscripts in one audiobook:Data Science: What the Best Data Scientists Know About Data Analytics, Data Mining, Statistics, Machine Learning, and Big Data - That You Don'tData Science for Business: Predictive Modeling, Data Mining, Data Analytics, Data Warehousing, Data Visualization, Regression Analysis, Database Querying, and Machine Learning for BeginnersPart one of this audiobook will cover topics such as:What data science isWhat it takes to become an expert in data scienceBest data mining techniques to apply in dataData visualizationLogistic regressionData engineeringMachine learningBig data analyticsAnd much more!Part two of this audiobook will discuss the following topics:How big data works and why it is so importantHow to do an explorative data analysisWorking with data miningHow to mine text to get the dataSome amazing machine learning algorithms to help with data scienceHow to do data modelingData visualizationHow to use data science to help your business growTips to help you get started with data scienceAnd much, much more!So listen to this audiobook now if you want to learn more about data science!

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Data Science for Business: What You Need to Know about Data Mining and Data-Analytic Thinking

Pdf Math Data Science for Business: What You Need to Know about Data Mining and Data-Analytic Thinking

Pdf:Data Science for Business: What You Need to Know about Data Mining and Data-Analytic Thinking.Review 'A must-read resource for anyone who is serious about embracing the opportunity of big data.'-- Craig VaughanGlobal Vice President at SAP'This book goes beyond data analytics 101. It's the essential guide for those of us (all of us?) whose businesses are built on the ubiquity of data opportunities and the new mandate for data-driven decision-making.'--Tom PhillipsCEO of Media6Degrees and Former Head of Google Search and Analytics'Data is the foundation of new waves of productivity growth, innovation, and richer customer insight. Only recently viewed broadly as a source of competitive advantage, dealing well with data is rapidly becoming table stakes to stay in the game. The authors' deep applied experience makes this a must read--a window into your competitor's strategy.'-- Alan MurraySerial Entrepreneur; Partner at Coriolis Ventures'This timely book says out loud what has finally become apparent: in the modern world, Data is Business, and you can no longer think business without thinking data. Read this book and you will understand the Science behind thinking data.'-- Ron BekkermanChief Data Officer at Carmel Ventures'A great book for business managers who lead or interact with data scientists, who wish to better understand the principles and algorithms available without the technical details of single-disciplinary books.'-- Ronny KohaviPartner Architect at Microsoft Online Services Division Read more Book Description What you need to know about data mining and data-analytic thinking Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto)

Pdf Math Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto)

Pdf:Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto).Review '[Taleb is] Wall Street’s principal dissident. . . . [Fooled By Randomness] is to conventional Wall Street wisdom approximately what Martin Luther’s ninety-nine theses were to the Catholic Church.” –Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker “Fascinating . . . Taleb will grab you.” –Peter L. Bernstein, author of Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk “Recalls the best of scientist/essayists like Richard Dawkins . . . and Stephen Jay Gould.” –Michael Schrage, author of Serious Play “We need a book like this . . . fun to read, refreshingly independent-minded.” –Robert J. Shiller, author of Irrational Exuberance Read more About the Author Nassim Nicholas Taleb has devoted his life to problems of uncertainty, probability, and knowledge. He spent nearly two decades as a businessman and quantitative trader before becoming a full-time philosophical essayist and academic researcher in 2006. Although he spends most of his time in the intense seclusion of his study, or as a flâneur meditating in cafés, he is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University’s Polytechnic Institute. His main subject matter is “decision making under opacity”—that is, a map and a protocol on how we should live in a world we don’t understand.   Taleb’s books have been published in thirty-three languages.From the Hardcover edition. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Pdf Math Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Pdf:Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy.Review A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2016A Boston Globe Best Book of 2016One of Wired's Required Reading Picks of 2016One of Fortune's Favorite Books of 2016A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016A Nature.com Best Book of 2016An On Point Best Book of 2016New York Times Editor's ChoiceA Maclean's BestsellerWinner of the 2016 SLA-NY PrivCo Spotlight Award“O’Neil’s book offers a frightening look at how algorithms are increasingly regulating people… Her knowledge of the power and risks of mathematical models, coupled with a gift for analogy, makes her one of the most valuable observers of the continuing weaponization of big data… [She] does a masterly job explaining the pervasiveness and risks of the algorithms that regulate our lives.”—New York Times Book Review'Weapons of Math Destruction is the Big Data story Silicon Valley proponents won't tell.... [It] pithily exposes flaws in how information is used to assess everything from creditworthiness to policing tactics.... a thought-provoking read for anyone inclined to believe that data doesn't lie.”—Reuters“This is a manual for the 21st-century citizen, and it succeeds where other big data accounts have failed—it is accessible, refreshingly critical and feels relevant and urgent.”—Financial Times'Insightful and disturbing.'—New York Review of Books“Weapons of Math Destruction is an urgent critique of… the rampant misuse of math in nearly every aspect of our lives.”—Boston Globe“A fascinating and deeply disturbing book.” —Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens; The Guardian’s Best Books of 2016“Illuminating… [O’Neil] makes a convincing case that this reliance on algorithms has gone too far.”—The Atlantic“A nuanced reminder that big data is only as good as the people wielding it.”—Wired“If you’ve ever suspected there was something baleful about our deep trust in data, but lacked the mathematical skills to figure out exactly what it was, this is the book for you.”—Salon“O’Neil is an ideal person to write this book. She is an academic mathematician turned Wall Street quant turned data scientist who has been involved in Occupy Wall Street and recently started an algorithmic auditing company. She is one of the strongest voices speaking out for limiting the ways we allow algorithms to influence our lives… While Weapons of Math Destruction is full of hard truths and grim statistics, it is also accessible and even entertaining. O’Neil’s writing is direct and easy to read—I devoured it in an afternoon.”—Scientific American“Readable and engaging… succinct and cogent… Weapons of Math Destruction is The Jungle of our age… [It] should be required reading for all data scientists and for any organizational decision-maker convinced that a mathematical model can replace human judgment.'—Mark Van Hollebeke, Data and Society: Points“Indispensable… Despite the technical complexity of its subject, Weapons of Math Destruction lucidly guides readers through these complex modeling systems… O’Neil’s book is an excellent primer on the ethical and moral risks of Big Data and an algorithmically dependent world… For those curious about how Big Data can help them and their businesses, or how it has been reshaping the world around them, Weapons of Math Destruction is an essential starting place.”—National Post“Cathy O’Neil has seen Big Data from the inside, and the picture isn’t pretty. Weapons of Math Destruction opens the curtain on algorithms that exploit people and distort the truth while posing as neutral mathematical tools. This book is wise, fierce, and desperately necessary.”—Jordan Ellenberg, University of Wisconsin-Madison, author of How Not To Be Wrong“O’Neil has become [a whistle-blower] for the world of Big Data… [in] her important new book… Her work makes particularly disturbing points about how being on the wrong side of an algorithmic decision can snowball in incredibly destructive ways.”—TIME“O’Neil’s work is so important… [her] book is a vital crash-course in the specialized kind of statistical knowledge we all need to interrogate the systems around us and demand better.”—Boing Boing“Cathy O’Neil, a number theorist turned data scientist, delivers a simple but important message: Statistical models are everywhere, and they exert increasing power over many aspects of our daily lives… Weapons of Math Destruction provides a handy map to a few of the many areas of our lives over which invisible algorithms have gained some control. As the empire of big data continues to expand, Cathy O’Neil’s reminder of the need for vigilance is welcome and necessary.”—American Prospect“An avowed math nerd, O’Neil has written an engaging description of the effect of crunched data on our lives.”—Hicklebee’s, San Francisco Chronicle“By tracking how algorithms shape people's lives at every stage, O'Neil makes a compelling case that our bot overlords are using data to discriminate unfairly and foreclose democratic choices. If you work with data, or just produce reams of it online, this is a must-read.”—ArsTechnica“Lucid, alarming, and valuable… [O’Neil’s] writing is crisp and precise as she aims her arguments to a lay audience. This makes for a remarkably page-turning read for a book about algorithms. Weapons of Math Destruction should be required reading for anybody whose life will be affected by Big Data, which is to say: required reading for everyone. It’s a wake-up call – a journalistic heir to The Jungle and Silent Spring. Like those books, it should change the course of American society.”—Aspen Times'[O'Neil's] propulsive study reveals many models that are currently 'micromanaging' the US economy as opaque and riddled with bias.'—Nature“You don’t need to be a nerd to appreciate the significance of [O’Neil’s] message… Weapons is a must-read for anyone who is working to combat economic and racial discrimination.”—Goop'Cathy O’Neil’s book... is important and covers issues everyone should care about. Bonus points: it’s accessible, compelling, and—something I wasn’t expecting—really fun to read.”—Inside Higher Ed“Often we don’t even know where to look for those important algorithms, because by definition the most dangerous ones are also the most secretive. That’s why the catalogue of case studies in O’Neil’s book are so important; she’s telling us where to look.”—The Guardian“O’Neil is passionate about exposing the harmful effects of Big Data–driven mathematical models (what she calls WMDs), and she’s uniquely qualified for the task… [She] makes a convincing case that many mathematical models today are engineered to benefit the powerful at the expense of the powerless… [and] has written an entertaining and timely book that gives readers the tools to cut through the ideological fog obscuring the dangers of the Big Data revolution.”—In These Times“In this simultaneously illuminating and disturbing account, [O’Neil] describes the many ways in which widely used mathematic models—based on ‘prejudice, misunderstanding, and bias’—tend to punish the poor and reward the rich… She convincingly argues for both more responsible modeling and federal regulation. An unusually lucid and readable look at the daunting algorithms that govern so many aspects of our lives.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred) “Even as a professional mathematician, I had no idea how insidious Big Data could be until I read Weapons of Math Destruction. Though terrifying, it’s a surprisingly fun read: O’Neil’s vision of a world run by algorithms is laced with dark humor and exasperation—like a modern-day Dr. Strangelove or Catch-22. It is eye-opening, disturbing, and deeply important.” —Steven Strogatz, Cornell University, author of The Joy of x “This taut and accessible volume, the stuff of technophobes’ nightmares, explores the myriad ways in which largescale data modeling has made the world a less just and equal place.  O’Neil speaks from a place of authority on the subject… Unlike some other recent books on data collection, hers is not hysterical; she offers more of a chilly wake-up call as she walks readers through the ways the ‘big data’ industry has facilitated social ills such as skyrocketing college tuitions, policing based on racial profiling, and high unemployment rates in vulnerable communities… eerily prescient.”—Publishers Weekly'Well-written, entertaining and very valuable.'—Times Higher Education'Not math heavy, but written in an exceedingly accessible, almost literary style; [O'Neil's] fascinating case studies of WMDs fit neatly into the genre of dystopian literature. There's a little Philip K. Dick, a little Orwell, a little Kafka in her portrait of powerful bureaucracies ceding control of the most intimate decisions of our lives to hyper-empowered computer models riddled with all of our unresolved, atavistic human biases.'—Paris Review “Through harrowing real-world examples and lively story-telling, Weapons of Math Destruction shines invaluable light on the invisible algorithms and complex mathematical models used by government and big business to undermine equality and increase private power. Combating secrecy with clarity and confusion with understanding, this book can help us change course before it’s too late.” —Astra Taylor, author of The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age 'Weapons of Math Destruction is a fantastic, plainspoken call to arms. It acknowledges that models aren't going away: As a tool for identifying people in difficulty, they are amazing. But as a tool for punishing and disenfranchising, they're a nightmare.”—Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother and co-editor of Boing Boing “Many algorithms are slaves to the inequalities of power and prejudice. If you don’t want these algorithms to become your masters, read Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil to deconstruct the latest growing tyranny of an arrogant establishment.”—Ralph Nader, author of Unsafe at Any Speed “In this fascinating account, Cathy O'Neil leverages her expertise in mathematics and her passion for social justice to poke holes in the triumphant narrative of Big Data. She makes a compelling case that math is being used to squeeze marginalized segments of society and magnify inequities. Her analysis is superb, her writing is enticing, and her findings are unsettling.”—danah boyd, founder of Data & Society and author of It’s Complicated  'From getting a job to finding a spouse, predictive algorithms are silently shaping and controlling our destinies. Cathy O'Neil takes us on a journey of outrage and wonder, with prose that makes you feel like it's just a conversation. But it’s an important one. We need to reckon with technology.”—Linda Tirado, author of Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America“Next time you hear someone gushing uncritically about the wonders of Big Data, show them Weapons of Math Destruction. It’ll be salutary.”—Felix Salmon, Fusion Read more About the Author Cathy O'Neil is a data scientist and author of the blog mathbabe.org. She earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard and taught at Barnard College before moving to the private sector, where she worked for the hedge fund D. E. Shaw. She then worked as a data scientist at various start-ups, building models that predict people’s purchases and clicks. O’Neil started the Lede Program in Data Journalism at Columbia and is the author of Doing Data Science. She is currently a columnist for Bloomberg View. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Pdf Math Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Pdf:Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy.A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life - and threaten to rip apart our social fabric We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly the decisions that affect our lives - where we go to school, whether we get a car loan, how much we pay for health insurance - are being made not by humans but by mathematical models. In theory this should lead to greater fairness: Everyone is judged according to the same rules, and bias is eliminated. But as Cathy O'Neil reveals in this urgent and necessary book, the opposite is true. The models being used today are opaque, unregulated, and uncontestable even when they're wrong. Most troublingly, they reinforce discrimination: If a poor student can't get a loan because a lending model deems him too risky (by virtue of his zip code), he's then cut off from the kind of education that could pull him out of poverty, and a vicious spiral ensues. Models are propping up the lucky and punishing the downtrodden, creating a "toxic cocktail for democracy". Welcome to the dark side of big data. Tracing the arc of a person's life, O'Neil exposes the black-box models that shape our future, both as individuals and as a society. These "weapons of math destruction" score teachers and students, sort résumés, grant (or deny) loans, evaluate workers, target voters, set paroles, and monitor our health. O'Neil calls on modelers to take more responsibility for their algorithms and on policy makers to regulate their use. But in the end, it's up to us to become savvier about the models that govern our lives. This important book empowers us to ask the tough questions, uncover the truth, and demand change.

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Student Lab Notebook: 100 Spiral Bound duplicate pages(Package may vary)

Pdf Math Student Lab Notebook: 100 Spiral Bound duplicate pages(Package may vary)

Pdf:Student Lab Notebook: 100 Spiral Bound duplicate pages(Package may vary).From the Publisher Hayden-McNeil Student Laboratory Research Notebooks are the leading selling duplicating notebooks in the United States and Canada. They are adopted by more than 80% of the leading colleges and universities including every campus of the prestigious Ivy League beginning in the Fall of 2001. More copies of these notebooks are in use presently than the combined sales of the leading Organic and General Chemistry textbooks combined. Read more About the Author Developed by the leading publisher of this genre of duplicating laboratory notebooks. First introduced in 1992, the publisher has sold millions to date. Read more

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GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History - Revised and expanded Edition

Pdf Math GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History - Revised and expanded Edition

Pdf:GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History - Revised and expanded Edition.Review 'Winner of the 2015 Bronze Medal in Economics, Axiom Business Book Awards''One of The Wall Street Journal’s Best Books of 2014''One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2014''One of FA-mag.com’s Books of the Year 2014''One of 'The Books Quartz Read' in 2014''One of Minnpost.com’s ‘Three (plus) books for the econ buff on your list’ 2014''Longlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2014''GDP is, as Diane Coyle points out in her entertaining and informative GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History, a bodge, an ongoing argument.'---John Lanchester, London Review of Books'[A] little charmer of a book. . . . GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History is just what the title promises. . . . Cowperthwaite himself would nod in agreement over Ms. Coyle's informed discussion of what the GDP misses and how it misfires. . . . Ms. Coyle--a graceful and witty writer, by the way--recounts familiar problems and adds some new ones. . . . [E]xcellent.'---James Grant, Wall Street Journal'Anyone who wants to know how GDP and the SNA have come to play such important roles in economic policy-making will gain from reading Coyle's book. As will anyone who wants to gain more understanding of the concept's strengths and weaknesses.'---Nicholas Oulton, Science Read more From the Back Cover 'Diane Coyle renders GDP accessible and introduces a much-needed historical perspective to the discourse of what we measure and why. A must-read for those interested in the far-reaching impact of GDP on the global economy, just as we seek ways to go beyond it.'--Angel Gurría, secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development'Countries are judged by their success in producing GDP. But what is it and where do those numbers reported on television come from? Diane Coyle makes GDP come to life--we see its strengths and its fallibilities, and we learn to understand and respect both.'--Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, 2003-2013'This is an engaging and witty but also profoundly important book. Diane Coyle clearly and elegantly explains the fundamental difficulties of GDP--and how this headline figure is liable to radical change by apparently simple changes in method. She also provides a nice treatment of alternative proposals such as happiness surveys.'--Harold James, author of Making the European Monetary Union'GDP: A Brief But Affectionate History is a fascinating 140-page book that I cannot recommend highly enough. This is simply the best book on GDP that I've ever seen.'--John Mauldin'Well written, interesting, and useful, this book will appeal to many readers. I learned a lot from it.'--Robert Hahn, University of Oxford Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Solutions Manual: for: An Introduction to Derivative Securities, Financial Markets, and Risk Management

Pdf Math Solutions Manual: for: An Introduction to Derivative Securities, Financial Markets, and Risk Management

Pdf:Solutions Manual: for: An Introduction to Derivative Securities, Financial Markets, and Risk Management.About the Author Robert A. Jarrow is Chaired Professor of Finance at Cornell University. Professor Jarrow is among the most distinguished finance scholars of his generation. He is the co-developer of one of the most widely used pricing models in all of finance, the Heath-Jarrow-Morton (HJM) model for pricing interest-rate derivatives. He is the author of two advanced books, Modelling Fixed Income Securities and Interest Rate Options (McGraw, 1996) and Derivative Securities (with Stuart Turnbull, Southwestern, 2000).Arka Chatterjea (Ph.D. Cornell) is a former student of Robert Jarrow’s and is currently a Research Fellow at the Center for Excellence in Investment Management at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has taught the derivatives course at Cornell, UNC, University of Colorado at Boulder, and Indiana University, Bloomington. Read more

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Everybody Lies

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Pdf:Everybody Lies.Insightful, surprising and with groundbreaking revelations about our society, Everybody Lies exposes the secrets embedded in our Internet searches, with a foreword by best-selling author Steven Pinker. Everybody lies, to friends, lovers, doctors, pollsters - and to themselves. In Internet searches, however, people confess their secrets - about sexless marriages, mental health problems, even racist views. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, an economist and former Google data scientist, shows that this could just be the most important dataset ever collected. This huge database of secrets - unprecedented in human history - offers astonishing, even revolutionary insights into humankind. Anxiety, for instance, does not increase after a terrorist attack. Crime levels drop when a violent film is released. And racist searches are no higher in Republican areas than in Democrat ones. Stephens-Davidowitz reveals information we can use to change our culture and the questions we're afraid to ask that might be essential to our health - both emotional and physical. Insightful, funny and always surprising, Everybody Lies exposes the biases and secrets embedded deeply within us, at a time when things are harder to predict than ever.

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Multivariate Time Series Analysis: With R and Financial Applications

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Pdf:Multivariate Time Series Analysis: With R and Financial Applications.From the Back Cover An accessible guide to the multivariate time series tools used in numerous real-world applications Multivariate Time Series Analysis: With R and Financial Applications is the much anticipated sequel coming from one of the most influential and prominent experts on the topic of time series. Through a fundamental balance of theory and methodology, the book supplies readers with a comprehensible approach to financial econometric models and their applications to real-world empirical research. Differing from the traditional approach to multivariate time series, the book focuses on reader comprehension by emphasizing structural specification, which results in simplified parsimonious VARMA modeling. Multivariate Time Series Analysis: With R and Financial Applications utilizes the freely available R software package to explore complex data and illustrate related computation and analyses. Featuring the techniques and methodology of multivariate linear time series, stationary VAR models, VARMA time series and models, unit-root process, factor models, and factor-augmented VAR models, the book includes: Over 300 examples and exercises to reinforce the presented content User-friendly R subroutines and research presented throughout to demonstrate modern applications Numerous datasets and subroutines to provide readers with a deeper understanding of the material Multivariate Time Series Analysis is an ideal textbook for graduate-level courses on time series and quantitative finance and upper-undergraduate level statistics courses in time series. The book is also an indispensable reference for researchers and practitioners in business, finance, and econometrics. Read more About the Author RUEY S. TSAY, PhD, is H.G.B. Alexander Professor of Econometrics and Statistics at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He has written over 125 published articles in the areas of business and economic forecasting, data analysis, risk management, and process control. A Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and Academia Sinica, Dr. Tsay is author of Analysis of Financial Time Series, Third Edition and An Introduction to Analysis of Financial Data with R, and coauthor of A Course in Time Series Analysis, all published by Wiley. Read more

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Statistics and Data Analysis for Financial Engineering: with R examples (Springer Texts in Statistics)

Pdf Math Statistics and Data Analysis for Financial Engineering: with R examples (Springer Texts in Statistics)

Pdf:Statistics and Data Analysis for Financial Engineering: with R examples (Springer Texts in Statistics).From the Back Cover The new edition of this influential textbook, geared towards graduate or advanced undergraduate students, teaches the statistics necessary for financial engineering. In doing so, it illustrates concepts using financial markets and economic data, R Labs with real-data exercises, and graphical and analytic methods for modeling and diagnosing modeling errors. Financial engineers now have access to enormous quantities of data. To make use of these data, the powerful methods in this book, particularly about volatility and risks, are essential. Strengths of this fully-revised edition include major additions to the R code and the advanced topics covered. Individual chapters cover, among other topics, multivariate distributions, copulas, Bayesian computations, risk management, multivariate volatility and cointegration. Suggested prerequisites are basic knowledge of statistics and probability, matrices and linear algebra, and calculus. There is an appendix on probability, statistics and linear algebra. Practicing financial engineers will also find this book of interest.David Ruppert is Andrew Schultz, Jr., Professor of Engineering and Professor of Statistical Science at Cornell University, where he teaches statistics and financial engineering and is a member of the Program in Financial Engineering. Professor Ruppert received his PhD in Statistics at Michigan State University. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and won the Wilcoxon prize. He is Editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association-Theory and Methods and former Editor of the Electronic Journal of Statistics and of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics's Lecture Notes―Monographs. Professor Ruppert has published over 125 scientific papers and four books: Transformation and Weighting in Regression, Measurement Error in Nonlinear Models, Semiparametric Regression, and Statistics and Finance: An Introduction.David S. Matteson is Assistant Professor of Statistical Science at Cornell University, where he is a member of the ILR School, Center for Applied Mathematics, Field of Operations Research, and the Program in Financial Engineering, and teaches statistics and financial engineering. Professor Matteson received his PhD in Statistics at the University of Chicago. He received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation and won Best Academic Paper Awards from the annual R/Finance conference. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association-Theory and Methods, Biometrics, and Statistica Sinica. He is also an Officer for the Business and Economic Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association, and a member of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the International Biometric Society. Read more About the Author David Ruppert is Andrew Schultz, Jr., Professor of Engineering and Professor of Statistical Science, School of Operations Research and Information Engineering and Department of Statistical Science, Cornell University, where he teaches statistics and financial engineering and is a member of the Program in Financial Engineering. His research areas include asymptotic theory, semiparametric regression, functional data analysis, biostatistics, model calibration, measurement error and astrostatistics. Professor Ruppert received his PhD in Statistics at Michigan State University. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and won the Wilcoxon prize. He is Editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association-Theory and Methods, former editor of the Electronic Journal of Statistics, former Editor of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics's Lecture Notes--Monographs Series and former Associate Editor of several major statistics journals. Professor Ruppert has published over 125 scientific papers and four books: Transformation and Weighting in Regression, Measurement Error in Nonlinear Models, Semiparametric Regression, and Statistics and Finance: An Introduction.David S. Matteson is Assistant Professor of Statistical Science, ILR School and Department of Statistical Science, Cornell University, where he is a member of the Center for Applied Mathematics, Field of Operations Research, and the Program in Financial Engineering, and teaches statistics and financial engineering courses. His research areas include multivariate time series, signal processing, financial econometrics, spatio-temporal modeling, dimension reduction, machine learning, and biostatistics. Professor Matteson received his PhD in Statistics at the University of Chicago and his BS in Finance, Mathematics, and Statistics at the University of Minnesota. He received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation and won Best Academic Paper Awards from the annual R/Finance conference. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association-Theory and Methods, Biometrics, and Statistica Sinica. He is also an Officer for the Business and Economic Statistics Section of American Statistical Association, and a member of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the International Biometric Society. Read more

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The Essential John Nash

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Pdf:The Essential John Nash.Review 'If you want to see a sugary Hollywood depiction of John Nash's life, go to the cinema. Afterwards, if you are curious about his insights, pick up a new book that explains his work and reprints his most famous papers. It is just as amazing as his personal story.'---Chris Giles, Financial Times'One of the most beautifully designed economics books I have ever seen and at a low price. . . . Why are we so intrigued by the story of John Nash? We are curious to understand a person who proves theorems we are unable to fathom. We imagine the voices from another world he has heard. We ask where he was for 30 years during which he walked among us but wasn't here. We are frightened and we are attracted by this combination of 'crazy' and 'genius', an invitation for visiting the edge of our own minds.'---Ariel Rubinstein, The Times Higher Education Supplement'Any mathematician who read A Beautiful Mind . . . had to be looking for the appendices--the ones explaining what Nash actually did to earn his formidable reputation within the mathematical community. Well, here they are, in a beautifully produced volume. . . . Kuhn, Nasar, and the other contributors have performed a most welcome service by collaborating to bring together the pieces missing from A Beautiful Mind. . . . The mathematical community is eternally in their debt.' (SIAM News)'The book is written in a pleasant and informal style, addressed to a large audience.'---P.T. Moranu, Mathematica'John Nash's creative work in game theory has of course had the most profound influence on both its mathematics and its practical applications in economics. It is very good to see his work in this area joined with his other mathematical contributions in a single volume, to give a more rounded perspective.'―Kenneth J. Arrow, 1972 Nobel Laureate in Economics'These papers are among the most important original contributions to mathematics of the twentieth century. They have been extremely influential and their influence continues to grow.'―Joseph J. Kohn, Princeton University'John Nash has attracted enormous popular interest over the past few years. In many ways, the notion of equilibrium in game theory that bears his name is the central concept in game theory, which has led to a revolution in the field of economics. This book, by bringing together Nash's work in game theory and in mathematics, will allow readers to appreciate the scope of his work.'―David M. Kreps, Stanford Business School Read more From the Inside Flap 'John Nash's creative work in game theory has of course had the most profound influence on both its mathematics and its practical applications in economics. It is very good to see his work in this area joined with his other mathematical contributions in a single volume, to give a more rounded perspective.'--Kenneth J. Arrow, 1972 Nobel Laureate in Economics'These papers are among the most important original contributions to mathematics of the twentieth century. They have been extremely influential and their influence continues to grow.'--Joseph J. Kohn, Princeton University'John Nash has attracted enormous popular interest over the past few years. In many ways, the notion of equilibrium in game theory that bears his name is the central concept in game theory, which has led to a revolution in the field of economics. This book, by bringing together Nash's work in game theory and in mathematics, will allow readers to appreciate the scope of his work.'--David M. Kreps, Stanford Business School Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Data Mining for Business Analytics: Concepts, Techniques, and Applications in R

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Pdf:Data Mining for Business Analytics: Concepts, Techniques, and Applications in R.Review 'This book has by far the most comprehensive review of business analytics methods that I have ever seen, covering everything from classical approaches such as linear and logistic regression, through to modern methods like neural networks, bagging and boosting, and even much more business specific procedures such as social network analysis and text mining. If not the bible, it is at the least a definitive manual on the subject.' Gareth M. James, University of Southern California and co-author (with Witten, Hastie and Tibshirani) of the best-selling book An Introduction to Statistical Learning, with Applications in R Read more From the Back Cover Data Mining for Business Analytics: Concepts, Techniques, and Applications in R presents an applied approach to data mining concepts and methods, using R software for illustration Readers will learn how to implement a variety of popular data mining algorithms in R (a free and open-source software) to tackle business problems and opportunities.This is the fifth version of this successful text, and the first using R. It covers both statistical and machine learning algorithms for prediction, classification, visualization, dimension reduction, recommender systems, clustering, text mining and network analysis. It also includes: Two new co-authors, Inbal Yahav and Casey Lichtendahl, who bring both expertise teaching business analytics courses using R, and data mining consulting experience in business and governmentUpdates and new material based on feedback from instructors teaching MBA, undergraduate, diploma and executive courses, and from their studentsMore than a dozen case studies demonstrating applications for the data mining techniques describedEnd-of-chapter exercises that help readers gauge and expand their comprehension and competency of the material presentedA companion website with more than two dozen data sets, and instructor materials including exercise solutions, PowerPoint slides, and case solutions www.dataminingbook.comData Mining for Business Analytics: Concepts, Techniques, and Applications in R is an ideal textbook for graduate and upper-undergraduate level courses in data mining, predictive analytics, and business analytics. This new edition is also an excellent reference for analysts, researchers, and practitioners working with quantitative methods in the fields of business, finance, marketing, computer science, and information technology. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Last Season (P.S.)

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Pdf:The Last Season (P.S.).Destined to become a classic of adventure literature, The Last Season examines the extraordinary life of legendary backcountry ranger Randy Morgenson and his mysterious disappearance in California's unforgiving Sierra Nevada—mountains as perilous as they are beautiful. Eric Blehm's masterful work is a gripping detective story interwoven with the riveting biography of a complicated, original, and wholly fascinating man.

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Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics

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Pdf:Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics.Get ready to change the way you think about economics. Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans - predictable, error-prone individuals. Misbehaving is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to bring an academic discipline back down to earth - and change the way we think about economics, ourselves, and our world. Traditional economics assumes rational actors. Early in his research, Thaler realized these Spock-like automatons were nothing like real people. Whether buying a clock radio, selling basketball tickets, or applying for a mortgage, we all succumb to biases and make decisions that deviate from the standards of rationality assumed by economists. In other words we misbehave. More importantly, our misbehavior has serious consequences. Dismissed at first by economists as an amusing sideshow, the study of human miscalculations and their effects on markets now drives efforts to make better decisions in our lives, our businesses, and our governments. Coupling recent discoveries in human psychology with a practical understanding of incentives and market behavior, Thaler enlightens listeners about how to make smarter decisions in an increasingly mystifying world. He reveals how behavioral economic analysis opens up new ways to look at everything from household finance to assigning faculty offices in a new building to TV game shows, the NFL draft, and businesses like Uber. Laced with antic stories of Thaler's spirited battles with the bastions of traditional economic thinking, Misbehaving is a singular look into profound human foibles. When economics meets psychology, the implications for individuals, managers, and policy makers are both profound and entertaining.

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Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics

Pdf Math Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics

Pdf:Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics.Review “A sly and somewhat subversive history of [the economics] profession . . . engrossing and highly relevant.” - Jonathan A. Knee, New York Times“Highly enjoyable . . . dense with fascinating examples. . . . It is long past time to replace Econs with Humans, both in theory and in the practice of prediction.” - Carol Tavris, Wall Street Journal“A dryly humorous history of the revolution [Thaler] helped ignite, as well as a useful (if sometimes challenging) primer on its key concepts.” - Julia M. Klein, Chicago Tribune“[A] masterful, readable account of behavioral economics. Very well done.” - David Wessel, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author of Red Ink and Ben Bernanke’s War on the Great Panic“Bound to become a classic. Now established as one of the great figures in the history of economic thought, Thaler has no predecessors. A rebel with a cause . . .[w]here he wins Olympic gold is in keen observation; his greatest insights come from actually looking.” - Cass Sunstein, New Rambler“Entertaining…. An excellent read on the shortcomings of classical economic and finance theory.” - Ronald L. Moy, CFA Institute“The creative genius who invented the field of behavioral economics is also a master storyteller and a very funny man. All these talents are on display in this wonderful book.” - Daniel Kahneman, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and author of Thinking, Fast and Slow“The story behind some of the most important insights in modern economics. If I had to be trapped in an elevator with any contemporary intellectual, I’d pick Richard Thaler.” - Malcolm Gladwell“Richard Thaler has been at the center of the most important revolution to happen in economics in the last thirty years. In this captivating book, he lays out the evidence for behavioral economics and explains why there was so much resistance to it. Read Misbehaving. There is no better guide to this new and exciting economics.” - Robert J. Shiller, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and author of Finance and the Good Society Read more About the Author Richard H. Thaler is the coauthor of the best-selling book Nudge with Cass R. Sunstein, and the author of Quasi Rational Economics and The Winner’s Curse. He is a professor of behavioral science and economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and, in 2015, the president of the American Economic Association. Read more

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Credit-Risk Modelling: Theoretical Foundations, Diagnostic Tools, Practical Examples, and Numerical Recipes in Python

Pdf Math Credit-Risk Modelling: Theoretical Foundations, Diagnostic Tools, Practical Examples, and Numerical Recipes in Python

Pdf:Credit-Risk Modelling: Theoretical Foundations, Diagnostic Tools, Practical Examples, and Numerical Recipes in Python.From the Back Cover The risk of counterparty default in banking, insurance, institutional, and pension-fund portfolios is an area of ongoing and increasing importance for finance practitioners. It is, unfortunately, a topic with a high degree of technical complexity. Addressing this challenge, this book provides a comprehensive and attainable mathematical and statistical discussion of a broad range of existing default-risk models. Model description and derivation, however, is only part of the story. Through use of exhaustive practical examples and extensive code illustrations in the Python programming language, this work also explicitly shows the reader how these models are implemented. Bringing these complex approaches to life by combining the technical details with actual real-life Python code reduces the burden of model complexity and enhances accessibility to this decidedly specialized field of study. The entire work is also liberally supplemented with model-diagnostic, calibration, and parameter-estimation techniques to assist the quantitative analyst in day-to-day implementation as well as in mitigating model risk. Written by an active and experienced practitioner, it is an invaluable learning resource and reference text for financial-risk practitioners and an excellent source for advanced undergraduate and graduate students seeking to acquire knowledge of the key elements of this discipline. Read more About the Author David Jamieson Bolder is currently head of the World Bank Group’s (WBG) model-risk function. Prior to this appointment, he provided analytic support to the Bank for International Settlements’ (BIS) treasury and asset-management functions and worked in quantitative roles at the Bank of Canada, the World Bank Treasury, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He has authored numerous papers, articles, and chapters in books on financial modelling, stochastic simulation, and optimization. He has also published a comprehensive book on fixed-income portfolio analytics. His career has focused on the application of mathematical techniques towards informing decision-making in the areas of sovereign-debt, pension-fund, portfolio-risk, and foreign-reserve management. Read more

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Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems (Princeton Science Library Book 49)

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Pdf:Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems (Princeton Science Library Book 49).The scientific study of complex systems has transformed a wide range of disciplines in recent years, enabling researchers in both the natural and social sciences to model and predict phenomena as diverse as earthquakes, global warming, demographic patterns, financial crises, and the failure of materials. In this book, Didier Sornette boldly applies his varied experience in these areas to propose a simple, powerful, and general theory of how, why, and when stock markets crash. Most attempts to explain market failures seek to pinpoint triggering mechanisms that occur hours, days, or weeks before the collapse. Sornette proposes a radically different view: the underlying cause can be sought months and even years before the abrupt, catastrophic event in the build-up of cooperative speculation, which often translates into an accelerating rise of the market price, otherwise known as a "bubble." Anchoring his sophisticated, step-by-step analysis in leading-edge physical and statistical modeling techniques, he unearths remarkable insights and some predictions--among them, that the "end of the growth era" will occur around 2050. Sornette probes major historical precedents, from the decades-long "tulip mania" in the Netherlands that wilted suddenly in 1637 to the South Sea Bubble that ended with the first huge market crash in England in 1720, to the Great Crash of October 1929 and Black Monday in 1987, to cite just a few. He concludes that most explanations other than cooperative self-organization fail to account for the subtle bubbles by which the markets lay the groundwork for catastrophe. Any investor or investment professional who seeks a genuine understanding of looming financial disasters should read this book. Physicists, geologists, biologists, economists, and others will welcome Why Stock Markets Crash as a highly original "scientific tale," as Sornette aptly puts it, of the exciting and sometimes fearsome--but no longer quite so unfathomable--world of stock markets.

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Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems (Princeton Science Library)

Pdf Math Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems (Princeton Science Library)

Pdf:Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems (Princeton Science Library).Review 'While it's difficult to pinpoint what type of trader would enjoy this book the most, I think there's something for everyone, whether you're a quaint, technical trader or a fundamentalist. . . . I feel that I'm smarter after finishing this book; I thoroughly enjoyed the lengthy journey, and would recommend this to any stock market enthusiast.'---Jeff Pierce, Seeking Alpha'A highly recommended, enjoyable, well-researched, and thought-provoking book for anyone interested in stock markets and the modeling of financial processes.'---Rick Gorvett, Journal of Risk and Insurance'The book is written in a readable style and does not require technical knowledge. Any reader interested in a serious approach to the origin and possible prediction of financial bubbles will enjoy reading it.'---Josep M. Porra, Journal of Statistical Physics'Sornette's book is not just about finance and economics; it is also a mesmerizing introduction to game theory, fractals, catastrophe theory, critical phenomena, and much more. No prior knowledge of finance or economics is needed to understand the book. . . . Throughout the book, Sornette makes numerous, vivid comparisons with many other fields in which the various mathematical tools he describes can be applied.'---Frank Cuypers, , Physics Today'Fascinating, and mind-expanding, reading.'―Robert Shiller, author of Irrational Exuberance'Didier Sornette's insights into why markets behave as they do are fresh, productive, and provocative. This work is bound to become an important baseline for anyone trying to understand what will happen next in the stock and currency markets not only in the U.S. but in Europe and Asia as well.'―Richard N. Foster, director, McKinsey & Company'This is a most fascinating book about an intriguing but also a controversial topic. It is written by an expert in a very straightforward style and is illustrated by many clear figures. Why Stock Markets Crash will surely raise scientific interest in the emerging new field of econophysics.'―Cars H. Hommes, Director of the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Finance, University of Amsterdam'In turbulent times for financial markets, more books than usual are published on such subjects as financial crashes. This book is different. First, it is written by an internationally recognized expert in non-linear, complex systems. Second, it promotes some new ideas in both finance and science. In addition, it offers the general reader an insight into finance, both practical and academic, as well as some of the issues at the cutting edge of science. What more could one ask for?'―Neil F. Johnson, Department of Physics and Oxford Center for Computational Finance, Oxford University Read more From the Back Cover 'Fascinating, and mind-expanding, reading.'--Robert Shiller, author of Irrational Exuberance'Didier Sornette's insights into why markets behave as they do are fresh, productive, and provocative. This work is bound to become an important baseline for anyone trying to understand what will happen next in the stock and currency markets not only in the U.S. but in Europe and Asia as well.'--Richard N. Foster, director, McKinsey & Company'This is a most fascinating book about an intriguing but also a controversial topic. It is written by an expert in a very straightforward style and is illustrated by many clear figures. Why Stock Markets Crash will surely raise scientific interest in the emerging new field of econophysics.'--Cars H. Hommes, Director of the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Finance, University of Amsterdam'In turbulent times for financial markets, more books than usual are published on such subjects as financial crashes. This book is different. First, it is written by an internationally recognized expert in non-linear, complex systems. Second, it promotes some new ideas in both finance and science. In addition, it offers the general reader an insight into finance, both practical and academic, as well as some of the issues at the cutting edge of science. What more could one ask for?'--Neil F. Johnson, Department of Physics and Oxford Center for Computational Finance, Oxford University Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist's Guide to Success in Business and Life

Pdf Math The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist's Guide to Success in Business and Life

Pdf:The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist's Guide to Success in Business and Life.About the Author Avinash Dixit is Emeritus John J.F. Sherrerd University Professor of Economics at Princeton University, where he offered his popular freshman course in game theory. He is among the world’s leading economists, having made fundamental contributions in several major fields as well as in game theory. He is the author of many books, including Dixit/Nalebuff: Thinking Strategically (Norton, 1991), Dixit/Pindyck: Investment Under Uncertainty (Princeton University Press, 1994), and Dixit/Nalebuff: The Art of Strategy (Norton, 2009).Barry J. Nalebuff is the Milton Steinbach Professor at the Yale School of Management. Nalebuff applies game theory to business strategy and is the co-founder of one of America's fastest-growing companies, Honest Tea. Read more

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Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life, in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies

Pdf Math Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life, in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies

Pdf:Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life, in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies.From one of the most influential scientists of our time, a dazzling exploration of the hidden laws that govern the life cycle of everything from plants and animals to the cities we live in. Visionary physicist Geoffrey West is a pioneer in the field of complexity science, the science of emergent systems and networks. The term complexity can be misleading, however, because what makes West's discoveries so beautiful is that he has found an underlying simplicity that unites the seemingly complex and diverse phenomena of living systems, including our bodies, our cities, and our businesses. Fascinated by aging and mortality, West applied the rigor of a physicist to the biological question of why we live as long as we do and no longer. The result was astonishing and changed science: West found that despite the riotous diversity in mammals, they are all, to a large degree, scaled versions of each other. If you know the size of a mammal, you can use scaling laws to learn everything, including how much food it eats per day, what its heart rate is, how long it will take to mature, its life span, and so on. Furthermore, the efficiency of the mammal's circulatory systems scales up precisely based on weight: If you compare a mouse, a human, and an elephant on a logarithmic graph, you find with every doubling of average weight, a species gets 25 percent more efficient - and lives 2 percent longer. Fundamentally, he has proven, the issue has to do with the fractal geometry of the networks that supply energy and remove waste from the organism's body. West's work has been game changing for biologists, but then he made the even bolder move of exploring his work's applicability. Cities, too, are constellations of networks, and laws of scalability relate with eerie precision to them. Recently West has applied his revolutionary work to the business world. This investigation has led to powerful insights into why some companies thrive while others fail. The implications of these discoveries are far reaching and are just beginning to be explored. Scale is a thrilling scientific adventure story about the elemental natural laws that bind us together in simple but profound ways. Through the brilliant mind of Geoffrey West, we can envision how cities, companies, and biological life alike are dancing to the same simple, powerful tune.

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Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

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Pdf:Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.About the Author Robert M. Monczka, Ph.D., is the former Distinguished Research Professor of Supply Chain Management in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and Professor Emeritus at the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University. He also served as director of Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Strategy Research at CAPS Research, where he led initiatives focused on sourcing and supply strategy innovation, development, and implementation. A frequent speaker at professional meetings, Dr. Monczka has published more than 200 books and articles. He has consulted worldwide with leading companies in the Fortune 100 and has received two National Science Foundation grants to study supply strategy. Read more

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Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

Pdf Math Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

Pdf:Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.Providing a solid managerial perspective, PURCHASING AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, 6e draws from the authors' firsthand experiences and relationships with executives and practitioners worldwide to present the most current and complete coverage of today's supply management process. The text includes critical developments from the field, such as cases from emerging healthcare and service industries, procure-to-pay redesign, supply risk, innovation, sustainability, collaboration, and much more. Students examine key changes in supply management and the impact of the global economy and ongoing business uncertainty on continuous cost and value management across the supply chain. Numerous real-world cases and captivating examples help students gain contextual insights and knowledge into the strategies, processes, and practices of supply management--giving these future managers a thorough understanding of the impact that purchasing and supply chain management have on the competitive success and profitability of today's organizations.Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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The Black Swan, Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section:'On Robustness and Fragility': Incerto, Book 2

Pdf Math The Black Swan, Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section:'On Robustness and Fragility': Incerto, Book 2

Pdf:The Black Swan, Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section:'On Robustness and Fragility': Incerto, Book 2.The Black Swan is a stand-alone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb's landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don't understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, Antifragile, Skin in the Game, and The Bed of Procrustes.A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was. The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. For Nassim Nicholas Taleb, black swans underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives.Why do we not acknowledge the phenomenon of black swans until after they occur? Part of the answer, according to Taleb, is that humans are hardwired to learn specifics when they should be focused on generalities. We concentrate on things we already know and time and time again fail to take into consideration what we don't know. We are, therefore, unable to truly estimate opportunities, too vulnerable to the impulse to simplify, narrate, and categorize, and not open enough to rewarding those who can imagine the "impossible".For years, Taleb has studied how we fool ourselves into thinking we know more than we actually do. We restrict our thinking to the irrelevant and inconsequential, while large events continue to surprise us and shape our world. In this revelatory book, Taleb explains everything we know about what we don't know, and this second edition features a new philosophical and empirical essay, "On Robustness and Fragility", which offers tools to navigate and exploit a Black Swan world.Elegant, startling, and universal in its applications, The Black Swan will change the way you look at the world. Taleb is a vastly entertaining writer, with wit, irreverence, and unusual stories to tell. He has a polymathic command of subjects ranging from cognitive science to business to probability theory. The Black Swan is a landmark book - itself a black swan.Includes a bonus pdf of tables and figures.Praise for Nassim Nicholas Taleb"The most prophetic voice of all." (GQ)Praise for The Black Swan:"[A book] that altered modern thinking." (The Times, London)"A masterpiece." (Chris Anderson, Editor-in-chief of Wired, author of The Long Tail)"Hugely enjoyable - compelling...easy to dip into." (Financial Times)PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Pdf Math The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Pdf:The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable.Maverick thinker Nassim Nicholas Taleb had an illustrious career on Wall Street before turning his focus to his black swan theory. Not all swans are white, and not all events, no matter what the experts think, are predictable. Taleb shows that black swans, like 9/11, cannot be foreseen and have an immeasurable impact on the world.

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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (Incerto)

Pdf Math The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (Incerto)

Pdf:The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (Incerto).Amazon.com Review Bestselling author Nassim Nicholas Taleb continues his exploration of randomness in his fascinating new book, The Black Swan, in which he examines the influence of highly improbable and unpredictable events that have massive impact. Engaging and enlightening, The Black Swan is a book that may change the way you think about the world, a book that Chris Anderson calls, 'a delightful romp through history, economics, and the frailties of human nature.' See Anderson's entire guest review below. Guest Reviewer: Chris AndersonChris Anderson is editor-in-chief of magazine and the author of . Four hundred years ago, Francis Bacon warned that our minds are wired to deceive us. 'Beware the fallacies into which undisciplined thinkers most easily fall--they are the real distorting prisms of human nature.' Chief among them: 'Assuming more order than exists in chaotic nature.' Now consider the typical stock market report: 'Today investors bid shares down out of concern over Iranian oil production.' Sigh. We're still doing it. Our brains are wired for narrative, not statistical uncertainty. And so we tell ourselves simple stories to explain complex thing we don't--and, most importantly, can't--know. The truth is that we have no idea why stock markets go up or down on any given day, and whatever reason we give is sure to be grossly simplified, if not flat out wrong. Nassim Nicholas Taleb first made this argument in Fooled by Randomness, an engaging look at the history and reasons for our predilection for self-deception when it comes to statistics. Now, in The Black Swan: the Impact of the Highly Improbable, he focuses on that most dismal of sciences, predicting the future. Forecasting is not just at the heart of Wall Street, but it’s something each of us does every time we make an insurance payment or strap on a seat belt. The problem, Nassim explains, is that we place too much weight on the odds that past events will repeat (diligently trying to follow the path of the 'millionaire next door,' when unrepeatable chance is a better explanation). Instead, the really important events are rare and unpredictable. He calls them Black Swans, which is a reference to a 17th century philosophical thought experiment. In Europe all anyone had ever seen were white swans; indeed, 'all swans are white' had long been used as the standard example of a scientific truth. So what was the chance of seeing a black one? Impossible to calculate, or at least they were until 1697, when explorers found Cygnus atratus in Australia. Nassim argues that most of the really big events in our world are rare and unpredictable, and thus trying to extract generalizable stories to explain them may be emotionally satisfying, but it's practically useless. September 11th is one such example, and stock market crashes are another. Or, as he puts it, 'History does not crawl, it jumps.' Our assumptions grow out of the bell-curve predictability of what he calls 'Mediocristan,' while our world is really shaped by the wild powerlaw swings of 'Extremistan.' In full disclosure, I'm a long admirer of Taleb's work and a few of my comments on drafts found their way into the book. I, too, look at the world through the powerlaw lens, and I too find that it reveals how many of our assumptions are wrong. But Taleb takes this to a new level with a delightful romp through history, economics, and the frailties of human nature. --Chris Anderson Read more From Booklist In business and government, major money is spent on prediction. Uselessly, according to Taleb, who administers a severe thrashing to MBA- and Nobel Prize-credentialed experts who make their living from economic forecasting. A financial trader and current rebel with a cause, Taleb is mathematically oriented and alludes to statistical concepts that underlie models of prediction, while his expressive energy is expended on roller-coaster passages, bordering on gleeful diatribes, on why experts are wrong. They neglect Taleb's metaphor of 'the black swan,' whose discovery invalidated the theory that all swans are white. Taleb rides this manifestation of the unpredicted event into a range of phenomena, such as why a book becomes a best-seller or how an entrepreneur becomes a billionaire, taking pit stops with philosophers who have addressed the meaning of the unexpected and confounding. Taleb projects a strong presence here that will tempt outside-the-box thinkers into giving him a look. Gilbert TaylorCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

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Pdf:The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating."The hero of this story enters . . . well . . . rather slowly. It doesn't don a cape or sport a lightening bolt on its chest, but its effects are monumental. The actions of this tiny mollusk become all-consuming . . . Everything about this slip of a book is unassuming, yet its petite size, prose, and characters rise like quiet giants from its pages." --BookBrowse.com In a work that beautifully demonstrates the rewards of closely observing nature, Elisabeth Bailey shares an inspiring and intimate story of her uncommon encounter with a Neohelix albolabris -a common woodland snail. While an illness keeps her bedridden, Bailey watches a wild snail that has taken up residence on her nightstand. As a result, she discovers the solace and sense of wonder that this mysterious creature brings and comes to a greater under standing of her own confined place in the world. Intrigued by the snail-s molluscan anatomy, cryptic defenses, clear decision making, hydraulic locomotion, and mysterious courtship activities, Bailey becomes an astute and amused observer, providing a candid and engaging look into the curious life of this underappreciated small animal.- Told with wit and grace, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating is a remarkable journey of survival and resilience, showing us how a small part of the natural world illuminates our own human existence and provides an appreciation of what it means to be fully alive.

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Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray

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Pdf:Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray.A contrarian argues that modern physicists' obsession with beauty has given us wonderful math but bad scienceWhether pondering black holes or predicting discoveries at CERN, physicists believe the best theories are beautiful, natural, and elegant, and this standard separates popular theories from disposable ones. This is why, Sabine Hossenfelder argues, we have not seen a major breakthrough in the foundations of physics for more than four decades. The belief in beauty has become so dogmatic that it now conflicts with scientific objectivity: observation has been unable to confirm mindboggling theories, like supersymmetry or grand unification, invented by physicists based on aesthetic criteria. Worse, these "too good to not be true" theories are actually untestable and they have left the field in a cul-de-sac. To escape, physicists must rethink their methods. Only by embracing reality as it is can science discover the truth.

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Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray

Pdf Math Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray

Pdf:Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray.A contrarian argues that modern physicists' obsession with beauty has given us wonderful math but bad science Whether pondering black holes or predicting discoveries at CERN, physicists believe the best theories are beautiful, natural, and elegant, and this standard separates popular theories from disposable ones. This is why, Sabine Hossenfelder argues, we have not seen a major breakthrough in the foundations of physics for more than four decades. The belief in beauty has become so dogmatic that it now conflicts with scientific objectivity: observation has been unable to confirm mindboggling theories, like supersymmetry or grand unification, invented by physicists based on aesthetic criteria. Worse, these "too good to not be true" theories are actually untestable and they have left the field in a cul-de-sac. To escape, physicists must rethink their methods. Only by embracing reality as it is can science discover the truth.

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Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray

Pdf Math Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray

Pdf:Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray.Review '[A] provocative new book.'―New York Times 'According to the physicist and prolific blogger Sabine Hossenfelder, Einstein and others who work in a similar way are 'lost in math,' the title of her lively and provocative book.'―Wall Street Journal'Hossenfelder ably mixes simplified explanation of the science with compelling portraits of the fascinating characters who study it.'―Vanity Fair'In her new book, Lost In Math, Sabine Hossenfelder adroitly confronts this crisis head on.... The book is a wild, deep, thought-provoking read that would make any reasonable person in the field who's still capable of introspection doubt themselves.'―Forbes'Lost in Math is self-aware and dosed with acerbic wit, and it asks bold questions.'―Nature'Sabine Hossenfelder's new book Lost in Math provides a well-informed take on the current situation in fundamental physical theory. The author is completely honest, utterly fearless, and often quite funny.'―MAA Reviews '[Hossenfelder's] critical assessment of the field is appropriately timed.' ―Science'Eavesdrop on accessible and frank conversations in Hossenfelder's Lost in Math, which wrestles with big questions of quantum mechanics and beauty in a fun, fascinating way.'―Popular Science'Entertaining and engaging.'―Ars Technica'Hossenfelder's jaunt through the world of theoretical physics explicitly raises the question of whether the activities of thousands of physicists should actually count as 'science.' And if not, then what in tarnation are they doing?'―Weekly Standard (UK) Read more About the Author Sabine Hossenfelder is a research fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies and the author of the popular physics blog Backreaction. She has written for New Scientist, Scientific American, and NOVA. She lives in Heidelberg, Germany. Read more

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North by Northwestern: A Seafaring Family on Deadly Alaskan Waters

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Pdf:North by Northwestern: A Seafaring Family on Deadly Alaskan Waters.NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!In the tradition of Sebastian Junger and Linda Greenlaw comes Captain Sig Hansen's rags-to-riches epic of his immigrant family's struggle against deadly Alaskan seas, freezing shipwrecks, and dangerously brutal conditions to achieve the American Dream Sig Hansen has been a star of the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch from the pilot to the present. Seen in over 150 countries, the show attracts more than 49 million viewers per season, making it one of the most successful series in the history of cable TV. With its daredevil camera work, unpredictably dangerous weather, and a setting as unforgivable and unforgettable as the frigid Bering Sea, The Deadliest Catch is unlike anything else on television. But the weatherworn fishermen of the fishing vessel Northwestern have stories that don't come through on TV. For Sig Hansen and his brothers, commercial fishing is as much a part of their Norwegian heritage as their names. Descendants of the Vikings who roamed and ruled the northern seas for centuries, the Hansens' connection to the sea stretches from Alaska to Seattle and all the way to Norway. And after twenty years as a skipper on the commercial fishing vessel the Northwestern--which was his father's before him--Sig has lived to tell the tales. To be a successful fisherman, you need to be a mechanic, navigator, welder, painter, carpenter, and sometimes, a firefighter. To be a successful fisherman year after year, you need to be a survivor. This is the story of a family of survivors; part memoir and part adventure tale, North by Northwestern brings readers on deck, into the dockside bars and into the history of a family with a common destiny. Built around a gripping tale of a deadly shipwreck like The Perfect Storm, North By Northwestern is the multi-generational tale of the Hansen family, a clan of tough Norwegian-American fishermen who, through the popularity of The Deadliest Catch, have become modern folk-heroes.

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North by Northwestern: A Seafaring Family on Deadly Alaskan Waters

Pdf Math North by Northwestern: A Seafaring Family on Deadly Alaskan Waters

Pdf:North by Northwestern: A Seafaring Family on Deadly Alaskan Waters.Review “A chronicle that reads like a collection of your crazy buddy's bar stories about his crazier old man.” ―Outside Magazine“Captain Hansen's passionate love for his work, for the ocean, and for his fellow fishermen is undeniable and admirable.” ―Examiner.com Read more About the Author Sig Hansen is the captain of the commercial fishing vessel Northwestern. He has been featured on Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch from the pilot through every season of the show. Mark Sundeen is a contributor to Outside, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Men's Journal, and McSweeney's. He is the author of The Making of Toro and Car Camping. Read more

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The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - but Some Don't

Pdf Math The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - but Some Don't

Pdf:The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - but Some Don't.Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair's breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger - all by the time he was 30. The New York Times now publishes FiveThirtyEight.com, where Silver is one of the nation's most influential political forecasters. Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data. Most predictions fail, often at great cost to society, because most of us have a poor understanding of probability and uncertainty. Both experts and laypeople mistake more confident predictions for more accurate ones. But overconfidence is often the reason for failure. If our appreciation of uncertainty improves, our predictions can get better too. This is the "prediction paradox": The more humility we have about our ability to make predictions, the more successful we can be in planning for the future. In keeping with his own aim to seek truth from data, Silver visits the most successful forecasters in a range of areas, from hurricanes to baseball, from the poker table to the stock market, from Capitol Hill to the NBA. He explains and evaluates how these forecasters think and what bonds they share. What lies behind their success? Are they good - or just lucky? What patterns have they unraveled? And are their forecasts really right? He explores unanticipated commonalities and exposes unexpected juxtapositions. And sometimes, it is not so much how good a prediction is in an absolute sense that matters but how good it is relative to the competition. In other cases, prediction is still a very rudimentary - and dangerous - science. Silver observes that the most accurate forecasters tend to have a superior command of probability, and they tend to be both humble and hardworking. They distinguish the predictable from the unpredictable, and they notice a thousand little details that lead them closer to the truth. Because of their appreciation of probability, they can distinguish the signal from the noise. With everything from the health of the global economy to our ability to fight terrorism dependent on the quality of our predictions, Nate Silver's insights are an essential listen.

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HBR Guide to Data Analytics Basics for Managers (HBR Guide Series)

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Pdf:HBR Guide to Data Analytics Basics for Managers (HBR Guide Series).About the Author Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, 13 international licensed editions, books from Harvard Business Review Press, and digital content and tools published on HBR.org, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.Author social media/website info: hbr.org; @HarvardBiz; linkedin.com/company/harvard-business-review; facebook.com/harvardbusinessreview; youtube.com/user/harvardbusinessreview Read more

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The Tyranny of Metrics

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Pdf:The Tyranny of Metrics.How the obsession with quantifying human performance threatens our schools, medical care, businesses, and government Today, organizations of all kinds are ruled by the belief that the path to success is quantifying human performance, publicizing the results, and dividing up the rewards based on the numbers. But in our zeal to instill the evaluation process with scientific rigor, we've gone from measuring performance to fixating on measuring itself. The result is a tyranny of metrics that threatens the quality of our lives and most important institutions.  In this timely and powerful book, Jerry Muller uncovers the damage our obsession with metrics is causing and shows how we can begin to fix the problem. Filled with examples from education, medicine, business and finance, government, the police and military, and philanthropy and foreign aid, this brief and accessible book explains why the seemingly irresistible pressure to quantify performance distorts and distracts, whether by encouraging "gaming the stats" or "teaching to the test". That's because what can and does get measured is not always worth measuring, may not be what we really want to know, and may draw effort away from the things we care about.  Along the way, we learn why paying for measured performance doesn't work, why surgical scorecards may increase deaths, and much more. But metrics can be good when used as a complement to - rather than a replacement for - judgment based on personal experience, and Muller also gives examples of when metrics have been beneficial. Complete with a checklist of when and how to use metrics, The Tyranny of Metrics is an essential corrective to a rarely questioned trend that increasingly affects us all.

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Markov Processes (Advances in Applied Mathematics)

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Pdf:Markov Processes (Advances in Applied Mathematics).Review 'All chapters are followed by exercises that render this text-book attractive for teachers…'―Zentralblatt MATH 'Kirkwood…has published another significant mathematics monograph.' 'Suitable for audiences who strive to grasp the fundamental concepts of various types of Markov processes or to prepare for learning advanced stochastic processes… the monograph can serve as a textbook since it provides essential examples and exercise problems applied in economics, finance, engineering, physics, and biology.' ―S-T. Kim, North Carolina A&T State University Read more

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HBR Guide to Data Analytics Basics for Managers (HBR Guide Series)

Pdf Math HBR Guide to Data Analytics Basics for Managers (HBR Guide Series)

Pdf:HBR Guide to Data Analytics Basics for Managers (HBR Guide Series).Don't let a fear of numbers hold you back.Today's business environment brings with it an onslaught of data. Now more than ever, managers must know how to tease insight from data--to understand where the numbers come from, make sense of them, and use them to inform tough decisions. How do you get started?Whether you're working with data experts or running your own tests, you'll find answers in the HBR Guide to Data Analytics Basics for Managers. This book describes three key steps in the data analysis process, so you can get the information you need, study the data, and communicate your findings to others.You'll learn how to:Identify the metrics you need to measureRun experiments and A/B testsAsk the right questions of your data expertsUnderstand statistical terms and conceptsCreate effective charts and visualizationsAvoid common mistakes

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An Introduction to Derivative Securities, Financial Markets, and Risk Management

Pdf Math An Introduction to Derivative Securities, Financial Markets, and Risk Management

Pdf:An Introduction to Derivative Securities, Financial Markets, and Risk Management.About the Author Robert A. Jarrow is Chaired Professor of Finance at Cornell University. Professor Jarrow is among the most distinguished finance scholars of his generation. He is the co-developer of one of the most widely used pricing models in all of finance, the Heath-Jarrow-Morton (HJM) model for pricing interest-rate derivatives. He is the author of two advanced books, Modelling Fixed Income Securities and Interest Rate Options (McGraw, 1996) and Derivative Securities (with Stuart Turnbull, Southwestern, 2000).Arka Chatterjea (Ph.D. Cornell) is a former student of Robert Jarrow’s and is currently a Research Fellow at the Center for Excellence in Investment Management at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has taught the derivatives course at Cornell, UNC, University of Colorado at Boulder, and Indiana University, Bloomington. Read more

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No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Man-Eater in History

Pdf Math No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Man-Eater in History

Pdf:No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Man-Eater in History.A gripping, multifaceted true account of the deadliest animal of all time and the hunter on its trail, equally comparable to Jaws as to Matthiessen's The Snow Leopard. "RIVETING. A HAUNTING TALE." —Scientific American • "THRILLING." —Wall Street Journal • "GRIPPING. COMPELLING. DIGS DEEP INTO CAUSATION." —Nature • "A SUPERB WORK." —Booklist, starred • "VIVID. A GRIPPING TALE OF LIFE AND DEATH." —Minneapolis Star TribuneNepal, c. 1900: The single deadliest animal in recorded history began stalking humans, moving like a phantom through the lush foothills of the Himalayas.As the death toll reached an astonishing 436 lives, a young local hunter was dispatched to stop the now-legendary man-eater before it struck again. One part pulse-pounding thriller, one part soulful natural history of the endangered Royal Bengal tiger, acclaimed writer Dane Huckelbridge’s No Beast So Fierce is the gripping, true account of the Champawat Tiger, which terrified northern India and Nepal from 1900 to 1907, and Jim Corbett, the legendary hunter who pursued it. Huckelbridge’s masterful telling also reveals that the tiger, Corbett, and the forces that brought them together are far more complex and fascinating than a simple man-versus-beast tale. At the turn of the twentieth century as British rule of India tightened and bounties were placed on tiger’s heads, a tigress was shot in the mouth by a poacher. Injured but alive, it turned from its usual hunting habits to easier prey—humans. For the next seven years, this man-made killer terrified locals, growing bolder with every kill. Colonial authorities, desperate for help, finally called upon Jim Corbett, a then-unknown railroad employee of humble origins who had grown up hunting game through the hills of Kumaon. Like a detective on the trail of a serial killer, Corbett tracked the tiger’s movements in the dense, hilly woodlands—meanwhile the animal shadowed Corbett in return. Then, after a heartbreaking new kill of a young woman whom he was unable to protect, Corbett followed the gruesome blood trail deep into the forest where hunter and tiger would meet at last.Drawing upon on-the-ground research in the Indian Himalayan region where he retraced Corbett’s footsteps, Huckelbridge brings to life one of the great adventure stories of the twentieth century. And yet Huckelbridge brings a deeper, more complex story into focus, placing the episode into its full context for the first time: that of colonialism’s disturbing impact on the ancient balance between man and tiger; and that of Corbett’s own evolution from a celebrated hunter to a  principled conservationist who in time would earn fame for his devotion to saving the Bengal tiger and its habitat. Today the Corbett Tiger Reserve preserves 1,200 km of wilderness; within its borders is Jim Corbett National Park, India’s oldest and most prestigious national park and a vital haven for the very animals Corbett once hunted.An unforgettable tale, magnificently told, No Beast So Fierce is an epic of beauty, terror, survival, and redemption for the ages.

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Desert Solitaire

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Pdf:Desert Solitaire.Amazon.com Review Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire, the noted author's most enduring nonfiction work, is an account of Abbey's seasons as a ranger at Arches National Park outside Moab, Utah. Abbey reflects on the nature of the Colorado Plateau desert, on the condition of our remaining wilderness, and on the future of a civilization that cannot reconcile itself to living in the natural world. He also recounts adventures with scorpions and snakes, obstinate tourists and entrenched bureaucrats, and, most powerful of all, with his own mortality. Abbey's account of getting stranded in a rock pool down a side branch of the Grand Canyon is at once hilarious and terrifying. Read more Review The New Yorker An American Masterpiece. A Forceful Encounter with a Man of Character and Courage.The New York Times Book Review Like a ride on a bucking bronco...rough, tough, combative. The author is a rebel and an eloquent loner. His is a passionately felt, deeply poetic book...set down in a lean, racing prose, in a close-knit style of power and beauty. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild

Pdf Math The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild

Pdf:The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild.When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them.In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom. The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad account of Anthony's experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, it is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.

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The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild

Pdf Math The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild

Pdf:The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild.Review “Anthony has made a difference in the lives of many magnificent animals who otherwise would have been lost to the world. When you're feeling down and out and defeated and ready to give up, read this inspiring book and share it widely with others.” ―Marc Bekoff, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals“In my thirty-five years of studying man/animal communication I have met only a few individuals who have the ability to enter into the metaphysical realm of the exotic animal. Lawrence Anthony has been there and back. His wonderfully written book The Elephant Whisperer is a true reflection of his ability to be one of the pachyderms.” ―Ralph Helfer, author of Modoc“A lovingly written tale of close encounters, some beautiful and some frightening, with humans and nonhumans alike. Anthony's story of his trials and tribulations in preserving a herd of African elephants is a parable for the continent.” ―Irene M. Pepperberg, author of Alex & Me“An engaging and vividly personal account, The Elephant Whisperer invites you in, as confidant and confederate, from the first page and holds you rapt to the very last. A compelling reminder of the power and mysteries of the natural world, Thula Thula's elephants are lucky to have a friend like Lawrence Anthony.” ―Amelia Thomas, author of The Zoo on the Road to Nablus“The Elephant Whisperer is every bit as much a page-turner as a novel. … Anyone who remembers Born Free, a personal story of tamed East African lions, will hope this book, too, is destined for the screen.” ―San Francisco Book Review Read more About the Author LAWRENCE ANTHONY is an acclaimed conservationist and founder of The Earth Organization. He received the UN's Earth Day award for his work in Baghdad. He lives in Zululand, South Africa.GRAHAM SPENCE is a journalist and editor. Originally from South Africa, he lives in England. Together they also wrote Babylon's Ark: the Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo. Read more

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Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness (Edward Abbey Collection)

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Pdf:Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness (Edward Abbey Collection).First published in 1968, Desert Solitaire is one of Edward Abbey’s most critically acclaimed works and marks his first foray into the world of nonfiction writing. Written while Abbey was working as a ranger at Arches National Park outside of Moab, Utah, Desert Solitaire is a rare view of one man’s quest to experience nature in its purest form.Through prose that is by turns passionate and poetic, Abbey reflects on the condition of our remaining wilderness and the future of a civilization that cannot reconcile itself to living in the natural world as well as his own internal struggle with morality. As the world continues its rapid development, Abbey’s cry to maintain the natural beauty of the West remains just as relevant today as when this book was written.

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Cry of the Kalahari

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Pdf:Cry of the Kalahari.This is the story of the Owens’ travel and life in the Kalahari Desert. Here they met and studied unique animals and were confronted with danger from drought, fire, storms, and the animals they loved. This best-selling book is for both travelers and animal lovers.

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The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World

Pdf Math The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World

Pdf:The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World.Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether climbing the highest volcanoes in the world or racing through anthrax-infested Siberia. He came up with a radical vision of nature, that it was a complex and interconnected global force and did not exist for man's use alone. Ironically, his ideas have become so accepted and widespread that he has been nearly forgotten. Now Andrea Wulf brings the man and his achievements back into focus: his investigation of wild environments around the world; his discoveries of similarities between climate zones on different continents; his prediction of human-induced climate change; his remarkable ability to fashion poetic narrative out of scientific observation; and his relationships with iconic figures such as Simón Bolívar and Thomas Jefferson. Wulf examines how his writings inspired other naturalists and poets such as Wordsworth, Darwin, and Goethe, and she makes the compelling case that it was Humboldt's influence on John Muir that led him to his ideas of preservation and that shaped Thoreau's Walden. Humboldt was the most interdisciplinary of scientists and is the forgotten father of environmentalism. With this brilliantly researched and compellingly written audiobook, she makes clear the myriad, fundamental ways that Humboldt created our understanding of the natural world.

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Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story

Pdf Math Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story

Pdf:Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story.Daphne Sheldrick, whose family arrived in Africa from Scotland in the 1820s, is the first person ever to have successfully hand-reared newborn elephants. Her deep empathy and understanding, her years of observing Kenya's rich variety of wildlife, and her pioneering work in perfecting the right husbandry and milk formula have saved countless elephants, rhinos, and other baby animals from certain death. In this heartwarming and poignant memoir, Daphne shares her amazing relationships with a host of orphans, including her first love, Bushy, a liquid-eyed antelope; Rickey-Tickey-Tavey, the little dwarf mongoose; Gregory Peck, the busy buffalo weaver bird; Huppety, the mischievous zebra; and the majestic elephant Eleanor, with whom Daphne has shared more than forty years of great friendship. But this is also a magical and heartbreaking human love story between Daphne and David Sheldrick, the famous Tsavo Park warden. It was their deep and passionate love, David's extraordinary insight into all aspects of nature, and the tragedy of his early death that inspired Daphne's vast array of achievements, most notably the founding of the world-renowned David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Orphans' Nursery in Nairobi National Park, where Daphne continues to live and work to this day. Encompassing not only David and Daphne's tireless campaign for an end to poaching and for conserving Kenya's wildlife, but also their ability to engage with the human side of animals and their rearing of the orphans expressly so they can return to the wild, Love, Life, and Elephants is alive with compassion and humor, providing a rare insight into the life of one of the world's most remarkable women.

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Safari Ants, Baggy Pants And Elephants: A Kenyan Odyssey

Pdf Math Safari Ants, Baggy Pants And Elephants: A Kenyan Odyssey

Pdf:Safari Ants, Baggy Pants And Elephants: A Kenyan Odyssey.The long-awaited sequel to Susie Kelly's US Amazon Top 40 ranking memoir I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry More than 40 years after leaving Kenya, Susie unexpectedly finds herself returning for a safari organised by an old friend.With her husband Terry, Susie sets off for a holiday touring the game reserves, but what she finds far exceeds her expectations. In this, her seventh, travelogue, she takes readers from five star hotels to luxury tents in the wilderness, and to poverty in Nairobi's slums, describing a journey of joy, excitement, discovery, nostalgia, of new friendships and encounters of the very close kind with Kenya’s majestic wildlife. Forgotten memories come flooding back as she revisits the scenes of her childhood and adolescence, so movingly portrayed in her popular memoir I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry, many of them changed beyond recognition.Written in her characteristic laid back style, this is a travel tale that will appeal to all those readers who have enjoyed Susie's previous books, as well as anybody who has lived in or dreams of visiting Kenya, the magical land Susie still thinks of as ‘home’.'Vivid, moving, entertaining. Anybody thinking of taking a safari holiday in Kenya, or who would like to take an armchair safari to Kenya, should read this book.'"Hemingway wrote: 'I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy.' That is how I feel about Kenya. You feel at once insignificant and amazing, just for being here. This magnificent, beautiful country, birthplace of mankind, owner of my heart." Susie Kelly, 2017WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:'I’ve just been on a wonderful safari trip to Kenya! At least that’s how it felt. As a lover of all wildlife this was a trip that I could only ever dream about, but this book more than satisfied my curiosity and thirst for knowledge about African wildlife.' MRS BLOGGS BOOKS'A wonderful & poignant African safari. Being an animal fanatic I enjoyed learning so much about African wildlife from this book and also the incredible people who care for, and protect it' SUSAN KEEFE'Susie is a great ambassador for Kenya. It’s the best safari experience you are likely to get, without going on safari!' FRENCH VILLAGE DIARIES'I consider myself rather knowledgeable about wildlife, yet I still found plenty here that was new to me about the animals and the Masai Mara in particular.' ANDREW IVES'Susie Kelly's books are always a delight to read. The descriptions were informative, insightful and at times hilarious.''Wonderful read. I have avidly read each of Susie's previously published books.''One of my best reads ever. Cannot recommend this book enough - beautifully written (as always) and having lived in Kenya myself during the same period empathise totally with every word she writes.''She has a fantastic gift & is right up there with the likes of Chris Stewart of ( Driving over Lemons ) fame. What a fantastic read.' 'It's so very well-written, so easy to read, so funny and entertaining, so informative and educational.' 'I'm a big fan of Susie Kelly and her travels. Susie - where you going next? I'll be in my armchair right there with you!''What a fabulous trip. Delightful.''Thoroughly enjoyable as well as being informative. Certainly made me look forward to such a journey some day!''Susie Kelly has a wonderful way with words and descriptions and a fantastic sense of humour.''More than your average safari. I pre-ordered the book, received it on 6th June and read it the same day...phone off the hook and cup of tea at hand. I will be reading it again, many times.''Susie Kelly is one of my favourite authors and this book didn't disappoint.' 'What a fantastic read. I have read all of Susie Kelly's books, some of them three times.''No bras and makeup! I adore reading Susie's books, so full of humour and everyday hiccups!'

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Dangerous Beauty: Encounters with Grizzlies and Bison in Yellowstone

Pdf Math Dangerous Beauty: Encounters with Grizzlies and Bison in Yellowstone

Pdf:Dangerous Beauty: Encounters with Grizzlies and Bison in Yellowstone.Explore one of the world’s most dangerous and bizarre landscapes alongside an extraordinary team of wildlife photographers, scientists, wilderness guides, rangers, and professional trackers. This book contains nearly 100 real-life experiences from a wide variety of experts who share their hard-won wisdom from decades of adventures in the unique landscape of the Yellowstone. You’ll laugh out loud, cringe, and cry at the funny, scary, and touching true stories about unexpectedly encountering angry grizzly bears or stampeding bison, accidentally camping out for a week or two in -70°F temperatures, and much more. Learn from the comic and tragic mistakes of visitors who did all the wrong things when encountering the furry, famous, and ferocious icons of Yellowstone. Find out what it’s like to· confront grizzlies, buffalo, elk, moose, and wolves in the wild· start a snowball fight with a bison· cross a thermal basin in the dark while trying not to fall into a deadly hot spring· get accidentally steamed by a geyser· cower on a bald mountaintop during a lightning storm· struggle to survive a cold, wet night above 10,000’, alone, with a broken femur, hoping to be discovered by rescuers Sandy Sisti is an award-wining wildlife photographer whose Yellowstone imagery is displayed in the Smithsonian. Carolyn Jourdan is a 6-Time Top-10 in the USA Wall Street Journal and Audible best-selling author of wildlife biography and medical memoir.

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Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness

Pdf Math Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness

Pdf:Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness.Amazon.com Review With language as colorful as a Canyonlands sunset and a perspective as pointed as a prickly pear, Cactus Ed captures the heat, mystery, and surprising bounty of desert life. Desert Solitaire is a meditation on the stark landscapes of the red-rock West, a passionate vote for wilderness, and a howling lament for the commercialization of the American outback. Read more From the Publisher The year before I began working at Random House, I took a roadtrip with a friend from college. One night we spent sleeping under the stars on the side of the road, about one-hundred feet from the edge of the Grand Canyon. That night has stayed present for me. And so when I saw the deep desert reds and the striking blue sky of the cover of DESERT SOLITAIRE sitting in the office, I had no choice but to pick it up. Riding through the insides of Manhattan, tunneling through to work, I have been carrying this book with me. I keep closing my eyes and hearing the wolf call, the swish of the wind through the brush and seeing the great vast distances, feeling the heat of the day on my skin and the dry cool descent of desert night. In reading this book I am coming to a whole new understanding of the ecology of the desert west. Edward Abbey went alone to the desert as a seeker of a greater knowledge of himself, but also to dwell in a nature unfiltered, unpersonified, on its own terms. The desert is bigger than any of us, filled with intimate moments. This book will take you there.Jason ZuzgaBallantine Editorial Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

Pdf Math Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

Pdf:Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data.Audie Award Finalist, Business/Educational, 2014 Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called "sexy". From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you'll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more. For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions. You'll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show Let's Make a Deal - and you'll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned Naked Economics into a best seller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.

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Statistics Equations & Answers (Quickstudy: Academic)

Pdf Math Statistics Equations & Answers (Quickstudy: Academic)

Pdf:Statistics Equations & Answers (Quickstudy: Academic).Statistics problems can make the best students shudder as they near the classroom, but they need not worry any longer―QuickStudy is here to help! A comprehensive, up-to-date collection of tips and tricks for understanding statistics/probability is contained in this 3-panel (6-page) guide, which is designed with easy-to-use icons to help students go right to the equations and problems they most need to learn, and also call out helpful tips to use and common pitfalls to avoid.

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Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

Pdf Math Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

Pdf:Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data.“Brilliant, funny . . . the best math teacher you never had.”—San Francisco ChronicleOnce considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’ll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more.For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions.And in Wheelan’s trademark style, there’s not a dull page in sight. You’ll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show Let’s Make a Deal—and you’ll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned Naked Economics into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.

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Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto Book 1)

Pdf Math Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto Book 1)

Pdf:Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto Book 1).Fooled by Randomness is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are The Black Swan, Antifragile, Skin in the Game, and The Bed of Procrustes.Fooled by Randomness is the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about business and the world. Nassim Nicholas Taleb–veteran trader, renowned risk expert, polymathic scholar, erudite raconteur, and New York Times bestselling author of The Black Swan–has written a modern classic that turns on its head what we believe about luck and skill. This book is about luck–or more precisely, about how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill–the world of trading–Fooled by Randomness provides captivating insight into one of the least understood factors in all our lives. Writing in an entertaining narrative style, the author tackles major intellectual issues related to the underestimation of the influence of happenstance on our lives. The book is populated with an array of characters, some of whom have grasped, in their own way, the significance of chance: the baseball legend Yogi Berra; the philosopher of knowledge Karl Popper; the ancient world’s wisest man, Solon; the modern financier George Soros; and the Greek voyager Odysseus. We also meet the fictional Nero, who seems to understand the role of randomness in his professional life but falls victim to his own superstitious foolishness. However, the most recognizable character of all remains unnamed–the lucky fool who happens to be in the right place at the right time–he embodies the “survival of the least fit.” Such individuals attract devoted followers who believe in their guru’s insights and methods. But no one can replicate what is obtained by chance. Are we capable of distinguishing the fortunate charlatan from the genuine visionary? Must we always try to uncover nonexistent messages in random events? It may be impossible to guard ourselves against the vagaries of the goddess Fortuna, but after reading Fooled by Randomness we can be a little better prepared. Named by Fortune One of the Smartest Books of All Time A Financial Times Best Business Book of the Year

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How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business

Pdf Math How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business

Pdf:How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business.From the Inside Flap Anything can be measured. This bold assertion is the key to solving many problems in business and life in general. The myth that certain things can’t be measured is a significant drain on our nation’s economy, public welfare, the environment, and even national security. In fact, the chances are good that some part of your life or your professional responsibilities is greatly harmed by a lack of measurement – by you, your firm, or even your government. Regardless of your role in business, understanding the power of measurement will make you, those around you, and your organization more efficient and productive. Using simple concepts to illustrate the hands-on application of advanced statistical techniques, How to Measure Anything, Third Edition reveals the power of measurement in our understanding of business and the world at large. This insightful and engaging book shows you how to measure those things in your business that you may have previously considered immeasurable, including: customer satisfaction, organizational flexibility, technology ROI, and technology risk. Offering examples that will get you to attempt measurements—even when it seems impossible—this book provides you with the underlying knowledge and the necessary steps for measuring anything, especially uncertainty and risk. This revised third edition provides even deeper insights into the fascinating practice of measuring intangibles, with a special emphasis on risk management and customer satisfaction. New and updated chapters also include: A philosophical discussion of different approaches to probabilities, including what is known as the “Bayesian” vs. “frequentist” interpretations of probability Information compiled from other popular works and compelling articles from Douglas W. Hubbard Enlightening new examples of where seemingly impossible measurements were resolved with surprisingly simple methods More measurement myths and other perceived obstacles to measurement debunked A complete and updated resource with real-world case studies and an easy-to-follow format, How to Measure Anything, Third Edition illustrates how author Douglas Hubbard—creator of Applied Information Economics—has successfully applied his approach across various industries. You’ll learn how any problem, no matter how difficult, ill-defined, or uncertain, can lend itself to measurement using proven methods. Straightforward and accessible, this is the resource you’ll turn to again and again to measure the seemingly immeasurable. Read more From the Back Cover Praise for the second edition of How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of “Intangibles” in Business “How to Measure Anything was already my favorite book (just ahead of Hubbard’s second book, The Failure of Risk Management) and one I actively promote to my students and colleagues. But the Second Edition, improving on the already exquisite first edition, is an achievement of its own. As a physicist and economist, I applied these techniques in several fields for several years. For the first time, somebody wrote together all these concerns on one canvas that is at the same time accessible to a broad audience and applicable by specialists. This book is a must for students and experts in the field of analysis (in general) and decision-making.” —Dr. JOHAN BRAET, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics, Risk Management and Innovation “Doug Hubbard’s book is a marvelous tutorial on how to define sound metrics to justify and manage complex programs. It is a must-read for anyone concerned about mitigating the risks involved with capital planning, investment decisions, and program management.” —JIM FLYZIK, former Government CIO, White House Technology Advisor and CIO magazine Hall of Fame Inductee Praise for the first edition—The bestselling Business Math book two years in a row! “I love this book. Douglas Hubbard helps us create a path to know the answer to almost any question, in business, in science, or in life . . . How to Measure Anything provides just the tools most of us need to measure anything better, to gain that insight, to make progress, and to succeed.” —PETER TIPPETT, PhD, MD, Chief Technology Officer, CyberTrust, and inventor of the first antivirus software “Interestingly written and full of case studies and rich examples, Hubbard’s book is a valuable resource for those who routinely make decisions involving uncertainty. This book is readable and quite entertaining, and even those who consider themselves averse to statistics may find it highly approachable.” —Strategic Finance “This book is remarkable in its range of measurement applications and its clarity of style. A must-read for every professional who has ever exclaimed, ‘Sure, that concept is important, but can we measure it?’” —Dr. JACK STENNER, cofounder and CEO of MetaMetrics, Inc. “Hubbard has made a career of finding ways to measure things that other folks thought were immeasurable. Quality? The value of telecommuting? The benefits of greater IT security? Public image? He says it can be done—and without breaking the bank . . . If you’d like to fare better in the project-approval wars, take a look at this book.” —ComputerWorld Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Cartoon Guide to Statistics

Pdf Math The Cartoon Guide to Statistics

Pdf:The Cartoon Guide to Statistics.Review 'Gonick is so consistently witty and clever that the reader is barely aware of being given a thorough grounding.''--Omni''Gonick is one of a kind.''--Discover' Read more From the Back Cover If you have ever looked for P-values by shopping at P mart, tried to watch the Bernoulli Trials on People's Court, or think that the standard deviation is a criminal offense in six states, then you need The Cartoon Guide to Statistics to put you on the road to statistical literacy. The Cartoon Guide to Statistics covers all the central ideas of modern statistics: the summary and display of all data, probability in gambling and medicine, random variables, Bernoulli Trials, the Central Limit Theorem, hypothesis testing, confidence interval estimation, and much more--all explained in simple, clear, and funny illustrations. Never again will you order the Poisson Distribution in a French restaurant! Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Introductory Business Statistics

Pdf Math Introductory Business Statistics

Pdf:Introductory Business Statistics.Introductory Business Statistics is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the one-semester statistics course for business, economics, and related majors. Core statistical concepts and skills have been augmented with practical business examples, scenarios, and exercises. The result is a meaningful understanding of the discipline, which will serve students in their business careers and real-world experiences. The color images and text in this book are grayscale. 

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How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk

Pdf Math How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk

Pdf:How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk.A ground shaking exposé on the failure of popular cyber risk management methods. How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk exposes the shortcomings of current "risk management" practices, and offers a series of improvement techniques that help you fill the holes and ramp up security. In his best-selling book How to Measure Anything, author Douglas W. Hubbard opened the business world's eyes to the critical need for better measurement. This book expands upon that premise and draws from The Failure of Risk Management to sound the alarm in the cybersecurity realm. Some of the field's premier risk management approaches actually create more risk than they mitigate, and questionable methods have been duplicated across industries and embedded in the products accepted as gospel. This book sheds light on these blatant risks and provides alternate techniques that can help improve your current situation. You'll also learn which approaches are too risky to save and are actually more damaging than a total lack of any security. Dangerous risk management methods abound; there is no industry more critically in need of solutions than cybersecurity. This book provides solutions where they exist, and advises when to change tracks entirely. Discover the shortcomings of cybersecurity's "best practices" Learn which risk management approaches actually create risk Improve your current practices with practical alterations Learn which methods are beyond saving, and worse than doing nothing Insightful and enlightening, this book will inspire a closer examination of your company's own risk management practices in the context of cybersecurity. The end goal is airtight data protection, so finding cracks in the vault is a positive thing - as long as you get there before the bad guys do. How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk is your guide to more robust protection through better quantitative processes, approaches, and techniques.

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How to Lie with Statistics

Pdf Math How to Lie with Statistics

Pdf:How to Lie with Statistics.Over Half a Million Copies Sold--an Honest-to-Goodness BestsellerDarrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to full rather than to inform.

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How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of 'Intangibles' in Business

Pdf Math How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of 'Intangibles' in Business

Pdf:How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of 'Intangibles' in Business.Anything can be measured. This bold assertion is the key to solving many problems in business and life in general. The myth that certain things can't be measured is a significant drain on our nation's economy, public welfare, the environment, and even national security. In fact, the chances are good that some part of your life or your professional responsibilities is greatly harmed by a lack of measurement---by you, your firm, or even your government. Building up from simple concepts to illustrate the hands-on yet intuitively easy application of advanced statistical techniques, How to Measure Anything reveals the power of measurement in our understanding of business and the world at large. This insightful and engaging book shows you how to measure those things in your business that until now you may have considered "immeasurable," including technology ROI, organizational flexibility, customer satisfaction, and technology risk. Offering examples that will get you to attempt measurements---even when it seems impossible---this book provides you with the substantive steps for measuring anything, especially uncertainty and risk. Don't wait---listen to this book and find out: The three reasons why things may seem immeasurable but are not Inspirational examples of where seemingly impossible measurements were resolved with surprisingly simple methods How computing the value of information will show that you probably have been measuring all the wrong things How not to measure risk Methods for measuring "soft" things like happiness, satisfaction, quality, and more How to fine-tune human judges to be powerful, calibrated measurement instruments How you can use the Internet as an instrument of measurement

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How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk

Pdf Math How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk

Pdf:How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk.From the Inside Flap What if your single biggest cybersecurity risk was the risk assessment method itself? Even if your approach to assessing this critical risk makes you feel more confident about your decisions, you may actually be making things worse. How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk presents real solutions by skillfully applying the quantitative language of risk analysis to information security. As with his previous How to Measure Anything books, measurement expert Douglas Hubbard simplifies the complexity of quantifying uncertainty and sheds light on matters with little data or seemingly intangible goals—and here he taps cybersecurity influencer Richard Seiersen to dispel long-held beliefs about cybersecurity practices and provide authoritative guidance to solving problems by measuring risk. Together, they debunk popular risk scores and risk matrices and replace them with scientifically proven, yet practical, quantitative methods. Immediately useful, this practical guide offers an easy path to better risk assessment by describing a very simple quantitative solution, building on it with more advanced methods, and providing detailed advice for choosing the one for your needs. Regardless of your current understanding of cybersecurity or statistics, everything inside is fully accessible and equips you with a potent collection of strategies and tools from today's top experts in cybersecurity and risk assessment. This complete resource gets you there start to finish by: Debunking the most common arguments against using quantitative methods in cybersecurity Modeling risk with a variety of simple and advanced techniques for enhancing the usefulness of data in times of great uncertainty using free, downloadable spreadsheets Detailing a dependable, organization-wide security metrics maturity model for continuous and measurable improvement The thought process that goes into making informed decisions with sparse data points, using the described 'Lens' method to reduce estimation errors, along with the many other techniques inside, will advance how you run cybersecurity as well as how you measurably improve other types of high-stakes decisions. How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk shows you nothing is immeasurable—including your peace of mind. Read more From the Back Cover Praise for How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk 'I am excited to see a new method of risk management emerging from this book. Shifting from purely qualitative judgments and simplifications to a proven quantitative model that leverages measurements and the expertise of security professionals holds the promise for dramatically shifting how we manage cyber risk.' —Patrick Heim, head of Trust & Security, Dropbox; former chief trust officer, Salesforce.com 'A refreshing voice of reason in cybersecurity risk management. Richard and Douglas successfully rise above noisy security best practices and flashy methods; practitioners have a lot to gain from the clarity within this book's pages.' —Vinnie Liu, partner at Bishop Fox; author of Hacking Exposed; former NSA 'Cybersecurity has become one of the biggest risks facing companies today. There is a need to provide the tools and information for a CISO to become more of a chief information risk officer so they are better able to identify and prioritize risk, allocate resources, and develop effective risk mitigation strategies. This book helps to fill that need.' —Steve Katz, the first CISO 'At a time when forecasts tell you a great deal about the forecaster but nothing about the future, comes a practical guide for capturing and articulating risk in the board room with great success.' —Tim McKnight, CISO, GE; former CISO, Fidelity Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster (Lean Series)

Pdf Math Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster (Lean Series)

Pdf:Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster (Lean Series).Amazon.com Review Q&A with Alistair Croll, coauthor of 'Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster' Q. Why is your book timely-- what makes it important right now? A. There's been a flurry of startup activity made possible by the lowered barriers to entry of cloud computing, social media, and app platforms. But there's less accountability. If you look at the numbers, it's a bloodbath: you're almost certain to fail. One reason for this is that founders are delusional. But data doesn't lie, and the right data in the right place at the right time can change your business (to steal from Steward Brand.) That's what this book is about-- using data to build a better business faster. Q. What information do you hope that readers of your book will walk away with? A. We have a ton of concrete data-- ideas of what's normal; what metric to watch at what time; and so on. But more than any of this, we hope they'll come away with an experimental eye, realizing that they're not building a product. Instead, they're building a tool to figure out what product to build. Q. What's the most exciting and/ or important thing happening in your space? A. That nearly every mature industry is ripe for disruption. An entrepreneur, working within a host organization, can absolutely revitalize the business (as Procter & Gamble did when it introduced Swiffer, for example.) And a small business can tackle giants or entrenched competitors by being more agile (as Uber did to taxis, or Airbnb did to hotels.) Mops, taxis, and rentals aren't new. But they're hugely susceptible to change if it's applied in a measured, careful way. Read more Review 'A vital part of the founder's toolkit. If you're starting a company you need to read this.' - Mark Peter Davis, Venture Capitalist & Incubator'Stop thinking and just buy this book. It's the secret sauce. If you're an entrepreneur, it's required reading.' - Greg Isenberg, CEO, fiveby.tv and venture partner, Good People Ventures'Lean Analytics is the missing piece of Lean Startup, with practical and detailed research, advice and guidance that can help you succeed faster in a startup or large organization.' -- Dan Martell, CEO & Founder of Clarity'Lean Analytics is packed with practical, actionable advice, and engaging case studies. You need to read this book to understand how to use data to build a better business.' - Paul Joyce, Co-founder & CEO Geckoboard'Lean Analytics shows you how to move insanely fast by getting your metrics to tell you when you're failing and how to do something about it. Tons of honest, meaningful advice -- a must read for founders that want to win.' - Sean Kane, Co-Founder F6S and Springboard Accelerator'Your competition will use this book to outgrow you.' -- Mike Volpe, Hubspot. 'Alistair and Ben have written a much-needed dose of reality.' -- Brad Feld, Foundry Group & Techstars 'This is applicable to organizations of all shapes and sizes, from small business to big government.' -- Jennifer Pahlka, Code For America 'No innovator should be without this book.' -- Eric Ries, The Lean Startup 'This book is a huge gift to our industry.' -- Zach Nies, Rally Software 'As useful for today's multi-billion dollar companies as it is for entrepreneurs.' -- John Stormer, Salesforce.com Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets: Incerto, Book 1

Pdf Math Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets: Incerto, Book 1

Pdf:Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets: Incerto, Book 1.Fooled by Randomness is a stand-alone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb's landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don't understand. The other books in the series are The Black Swan, Antifragile, Skin in the Game, and The Bed of Procrustes.Fooled by Randomness is the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about business and the world. Nassim Nicholas Taleb - veteran trader, renowned risk expert, polymathic scholar, erudite raconteur, and New York Times best-selling author of The Black Swan - has penned a modern classic that turns on its head what we believe about luck and skill.This book is about luck - or more precisely, about how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill - the world of trading - Fooled by Randomness provides captivating insight into one of the least understood factors in all our lives. Presented in an entertaining narrative style, the author tackles major intellectual issues related to the underestimation of the influence of happenstance on our lives.The book is populated with an array of characters, some of whom have grasped, in their own way, the significance of chance: the baseball legend Yogi Berra; the philosopher of knowledge Karl Popper; the ancient world's wisest man, Solon; the modern financier George Soros; and the Greek voyager Odysseus. We also meet the fictional Nero, who seems to understand the role of randomness in his professional life but falls victim to his own superstitious foolishness.However, the most recognizable character of all remains unnamed - the lucky fool who happens to be in the right place at the right time - he embodies the "survival of the least fit". Such individuals attract devoted followers who believe in their guru's insights and methods. But no one can replicate what is obtained by chance.Are we capable of distinguishing the fortunate charlatan from the genuine visionary? Must we always try to uncover nonexistent messages in random events? It may be impossible to guard ourselves against the vagaries of the goddess Fortuna, but after listening to Fooled by Randomness, we can be a little better prepared.Includes bonus pdf of tables and figures.Praise for Fooled by Randomness:Named by Fortune One of the Smartest Books of All TimeA Financial Times Best Business Book of the YearPLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing

Pdf Math The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing

Pdf:The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing.Review 'I just finished reading the most enjoyable business book I've read in a long time - although relegating The Success Equation, by Legg Mason Chief Investment Strategist Michael J. Mauboussin to this category would be a grave disservice, significantly understating its sophistication and selling short its achievement.' -- David A. Shaywitz on Forbes.com Read more About the Author Michael J. Mauboussin is an investment strategist and has been in the financial services industry for more than twenty-five years. He has also taught at the Columbia Graduate School of Business since 1993, and is on the board of trustees at the Santa Fe Institute.He is the author of two previous books, Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition and More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places and is coauthor, with Alfred Rappaport, of Expectations Investing: Reading Stock Prices for Better Returns. Read more

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How to Lie with Statistics

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Pdf:How to Lie with Statistics.Now available in audio for the first time! Darrell Huff's celebrated classic How to Lie With Statistics is a straightforward and engaging guide to understanding the manipulation and misrepresentation of information that could be lurking behind every graph, chart, and infographic. Originally published in 1954, it remains as relevant and necessary as ever in our digital world, where information is king - and as easy to distort and manipulate as it is to access. A precursor to modern popular science books like Steven D. Levitt's Freakonomics and Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers, Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic; probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, and the way the results are derived from the figures; and points up the countless number of dodges that are used to full rather than to inform. Critically acclaimed by media outlets like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and recommended by Bill Gates as a perfect beach listen, How to Lie With Statistics stands as the go-to book for understanding the use of statistics by teachers and leaders everywhere.

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How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk

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Pdf:How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk.A ground shaking exposé on the failure of popular cyber risk management methods How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk exposes the shortcomings of current "risk management" practices, and offers a series of improvement techniques that help you fill the holes and ramp up security. In his bestselling book How to Measure Anything, author Douglas W. Hubbard opened the business world's eyes to the critical need for better measurement. This book expands upon that premise and draws from The Failure of Risk Management to sound the alarm in the cybersecurity realm. Some of the field's premier risk management approaches actually create more risk than they mitigate, and questionable methods have been duplicated across industries and embedded in the products accepted as gospel. This book sheds light on these blatant risks, and provides alternate techniques that can help improve your current situation. You'll also learn which approaches are too risky to save, and are actually more damaging than a total lack of any security.  Dangerous risk management methods abound; there is no industry more critically in need of solutions than cybersecurity. This book provides solutions where they exist, and advises when to change tracks entirely. Discover the shortcomings of cybersecurity's "best practices" Learn which risk management approaches actually create risk Improve your current practices with practical alterations Learn which methods are beyond saving, and worse than doing nothing Insightful and enlightening, this book will inspire a closer examination of your company's own risk management practices in the context of cybersecurity. The end goal is airtight data protection, so finding cracks in the vault is a positive thing—as long as you get there before the bad guys do. How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk is your guide to more robust protection through better quantitative processes, approaches, and techniques.

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The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence

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Pdf:The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence.Review Nassim Nicholas Taleb“The deepest and most realistic finance book ever published.” Read more About the Author Benoit B. Mandelbrot is Sterling Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Yale University and a Fellow Emeritus at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Laboratory. He is the inventor of fractal geometry, whose most famous example, the Mandelbrot Set, has been replicated on millions of posters, T-shirts, and record albums. He was a leading figure in James Gleick's Chaos and has received the Wolf Prize in Physics, the Japan Prize in science and technology, and awards from the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the IEEE, and numerous universities in the U.S. and abroad. His books include Fractals: Form, Chance and Dimension, which was later expanded into the classic The Fractal Geometry of Nature, which has sold more than 200,000 copies. This is his first book for lay readers on finance, a subject he has studied since the 1960s. He lives in Scarsdale, New York. Richard L. Hudson was the managing editor of the Wall Street Journal's European edition for six years, and a Journal reporter and editor for twenty-five years. He is a 1978 graduate of Harvard University and a 1991 Knight Fellow of MIT. He lives in Brussels, Belgium. Read more

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Introduction to Mediation, Moderation, and Conditional Process Analysis, Second Edition: A Regression-Based Approach (Methodology in the Social Sciences)

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Pdf:Introduction to Mediation, Moderation, and Conditional Process Analysis, Second Edition: A Regression-Based Approach (Methodology in the Social Sciences).Review 'This second edition is a welcome addition to advanced regression books that can be used in doctoral courses in the social sciences or by social science researchers. Hayes maintains his usual level of clarity while adding coverage of such important topics as multicategorical variables for mediation, moderation, and conditional process models. Enhanced presentation of tabular materials, coupled with new plots, add to the reader’s understanding of analyses. Incorporation of R syntax at points in the book is great, as many researchers turn to R for its open access and improved graphics capabilities. I loved the first edition for my first-year doctoral course, and will use the second edition in its place.'--Ramona L. Paetzold, DBA, Department of Management, Texas A&M University 'Since I began using the first edition of this text in my graduate statistics classes in 2014, the number of theses and dissertations that include mediation and/or moderation analysis in our department has increased dramatically. Valuable new material in the second edition includes 13 new models, including models with categorical variables and models with both parallel and serial mediation, as well as the recently developed index of moderated mediation. My copy of the first edition is filled with my annotations on the examples of PROCESS output--in the second edition, Hayes has provided useful annotations of his own. I highly recommend this book for statistics classes that include OLS mediation and moderation. It is also a terrific resource for researchers wishing to keep up with advances in moderation and mediation analysis.'--Karl L. Wuensch, PhD, Department of Psychology, East Carolina University 'This book provides clear instruction that is accessible to graduate students while also useful to seasoned researchers looking to expand their skills for more complex regression-based analyses. The second edition provides increased clarity in interpreting PROCESS output and documents PROCESS v3, which allows for great flexibility in analyzing models. Other useful developments in the second edition include chapters on multicategorical variables, incorporation of the index of moderated mediation, and the appendix of instructions on how to customize PROCESS for models not covered by the templates. Hayes’s approach is cutting edge in both philosophy and pragmatics. I've used the first edition extensively as a course text as well as in my own research, and am excited to move to the second edition.'--Elizabeth J. Kiel, PhD, Department of Psychology, Miami University 'Using lucid prose and abundant, worked-through examples, Hayes walks readers through the promise and potential pitfalls of two of the most essential--yet convoluted--tasks in social science research. Novices will find this book to be a thorough, accessible description of ordinary least squares regression and a smart tutorial on mediation and moderation, but it is also much more. Any seasoned researcher who has slogged through the arcane computation and agonizing decision making related to the estimation and interpretation of direct and indirect effects, or the visualization and presentation of interactions, will find this volume (with the accompanying PROCESS macro) to be a veritable Swiss Army knife, and will return to it time and time again.”--Jeffrey G. Parker, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama 'This text is a wonderful combination of traditional mediation and moderation using regression and extensions into more complex variations. Coverage is clear and thorough--perfect for intermediate to advanced regression learners. Updates in the second edition include a new chapter with answers to many very important and common questions, which will be extremely helpful to learners. I can't wait to use this second edition with my students.'--Jocelyn H. Bolin, PhD, Department of Educational Psychology, Ball State University“The book is very readable and conversational, providing many interesting and useful examples….I found this to be a very nice book that is readable enough for the intermediate statistics user but with enough technical detail to appeal to advanced users as well....This book would make an excellent textbook for an advanced graduate-level multiple regression course, or just a great resource for the interested reader.” (on the first edition) (Journal of Educational Measurement 2014-09-01)“This book elegantly presents both the basic and advanced issues of mediation and moderation analysis…It will be beneficial for graduate students and applied researchers who are interested in causal mechanisms using linear models….[T]his is a very good textbook for applied researchers in social sciences. It covers mediation and moderation analysis using regression techniques quite nicely....I think this book could be very useful for both preliminary and advanced readers.” (on the first edition) (Journal of the American Statistical Association 2014-09-01) Read more About the Author Andrew F. Hayes, PhD, is Professor of Quantitative Psychology at The Ohio State University. His research and writing on data analysis has been published widely, and he is the author of Introduction to Mediation, Moderation, and Conditional Process Analysis, Second Edition, and Statistical Methods for Communication Science, as well as coauthor, with Richard B. Darlington, of Regression Analysis and Linear Models. Dr. Hayes teaches data analysis, primarily at the graduate level, and frequently conducts workshops on statistical analysis throughout the world. His website is www.afhayes.com. Read more

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Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto)

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Pdf:Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto).Review '[Taleb is] Wall Street’s principal dissident. . . . [Fooled By Randomness] is to conventional Wall Street wisdom approximately what Martin Luther’s ninety-nine theses were to the Catholic Church.” –Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker “Fascinating . . . Taleb will grab you.” –Peter L. Bernstein, author of Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk “Recalls the best of scientist/essayists like Richard Dawkins . . . and Stephen Jay Gould.” –Michael Schrage, author of Serious Play “We need a book like this . . . fun to read, refreshingly independent-minded.” –Robert J. Shiller, author of Irrational Exuberance Read more About the Author Nassim Nicholas Taleb has devoted his life to problems of uncertainty, probability, and knowledge. He spent nearly two decades as a businessman and quantitative trader before becoming a full-time philosophical essayist and academic researcher in 2006. Although he spends most of his time in the intense seclusion of his study, or as a flâneur meditating in cafés, he is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University’s Polytechnic Institute. His main subject matter is “decision making under opacity”—that is, a map and a protocol on how we should live in a world we don’t understand.   Taleb’s books have been published in thirty-three languages. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Pdf Math Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Pdf:Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy.Review A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2016A Boston Globe Best Book of 2016One of Wired's Required Reading Picks of 2016One of Fortune's Favorite Books of 2016A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016A Nature.com Best Book of 2016An On Point Best Book of 2016New York Times Editor's ChoiceA Maclean's BestsellerWinner of the 2016 SLA-NY PrivCo Spotlight Award“O’Neil’s book offers a frightening look at how algorithms are increasingly regulating people… Her knowledge of the power and risks of mathematical models, coupled with a gift for analogy, makes her one of the most valuable observers of the continuing weaponization of big data… [She] does a masterly job explaining the pervasiveness and risks of the algorithms that regulate our lives.”—New York Times Book Review'Weapons of Math Destruction is the Big Data story Silicon Valley proponents won't tell.... [It] pithily exposes flaws in how information is used to assess everything from creditworthiness to policing tactics.... a thought-provoking read for anyone inclined to believe that data doesn't lie.”—Reuters“This is a manual for the 21st-century citizen, and it succeeds where other big data accounts have failed—it is accessible, refreshingly critical and feels relevant and urgent.”—Financial Times'Insightful and disturbing.'—New York Review of Books“Weapons of Math Destruction is an urgent critique of… the rampant misuse of math in nearly every aspect of our lives.”—Boston Globe“A fascinating and deeply disturbing book.” —Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens; The Guardian’s Best Books of 2016“Illuminating… [O’Neil] makes a convincing case that this reliance on algorithms has gone too far.”—The Atlantic“A nuanced reminder that big data is only as good as the people wielding it.”—Wired“If you’ve ever suspected there was something baleful about our deep trust in data, but lacked the mathematical skills to figure out exactly what it was, this is the book for you.”—Salon“O’Neil is an ideal person to write this book. She is an academic mathematician turned Wall Street quant turned data scientist who has been involved in Occupy Wall Street and recently started an algorithmic auditing company. She is one of the strongest voices speaking out for limiting the ways we allow algorithms to influence our lives… While Weapons of Math Destruction is full of hard truths and grim statistics, it is also accessible and even entertaining. O’Neil’s writing is direct and easy to read—I devoured it in an afternoon.”—Scientific American“Readable and engaging… succinct and cogent… Weapons of Math Destruction is The Jungle of our age… [It] should be required reading for all data scientists and for any organizational decision-maker convinced that a mathematical model can replace human judgment.'—Mark Van Hollebeke, Data and Society: Points“Indispensable… Despite the technical complexity of its subject, Weapons of Math Destruction lucidly guides readers through these complex modeling systems… O’Neil’s book is an excellent primer on the ethical and moral risks of Big Data and an algorithmically dependent world… For those curious about how Big Data can help them and their businesses, or how it has been reshaping the world around them, Weapons of Math Destruction is an essential starting place.”—National Post“Cathy O’Neil has seen Big Data from the inside, and the picture isn’t pretty. Weapons of Math Destruction opens the curtain on algorithms that exploit people and distort the truth while posing as neutral mathematical tools. This book is wise, fierce, and desperately necessary.”—Jordan Ellenberg, University of Wisconsin-Madison, author of How Not To Be Wrong“O’Neil has become [a whistle-blower] for the world of Big Data… [in] her important new book… Her work makes particularly disturbing points about how being on the wrong side of an algorithmic decision can snowball in incredibly destructive ways.”—TIME“O’Neil’s work is so important… [her] book is a vital crash-course in the specialized kind of statistical knowledge we all need to interrogate the systems around us and demand better.”—Boing Boing“Cathy O’Neil, a number theorist turned data scientist, delivers a simple but important message: Statistical models are everywhere, and they exert increasing power over many aspects of our daily lives… Weapons of Math Destruction provides a handy map to a few of the many areas of our lives over which invisible algorithms have gained some control. As the empire of big data continues to expand, Cathy O’Neil’s reminder of the need for vigilance is welcome and necessary.”—American Prospect“An avowed math nerd, O’Neil has written an engaging description of the effect of crunched data on our lives.”—Hicklebee’s, San Francisco Chronicle“By tracking how algorithms shape people's lives at every stage, O'Neil makes a compelling case that our bot overlords are using data to discriminate unfairly and foreclose democratic choices. If you work with data, or just produce reams of it online, this is a must-read.”—ArsTechnica“Lucid, alarming, and valuable… [O’Neil’s] writing is crisp and precise as she aims her arguments to a lay audience. This makes for a remarkably page-turning read for a book about algorithms. Weapons of Math Destruction should be required reading for anybody whose life will be affected by Big Data, which is to say: required reading for everyone. It’s a wake-up call – a journalistic heir to The Jungle and Silent Spring. Like those books, it should change the course of American society.”—Aspen Times'[O'Neil's] propulsive study reveals many models that are currently 'micromanaging' the US economy as opaque and riddled with bias.'—Nature“You don’t need to be a nerd to appreciate the significance of [O’Neil’s] message… Weapons is a must-read for anyone who is working to combat economic and racial discrimination.”—Goop'Cathy O’Neil’s book... is important and covers issues everyone should care about. Bonus points: it’s accessible, compelling, and—something I wasn’t expecting—really fun to read.”—Inside Higher Ed“Often we don’t even know where to look for those important algorithms, because by definition the most dangerous ones are also the most secretive. That’s why the catalogue of case studies in O’Neil’s book are so important; she’s telling us where to look.”—The Guardian“O’Neil is passionate about exposing the harmful effects of Big Data–driven mathematical models (what she calls WMDs), and she’s uniquely qualified for the task… [She] makes a convincing case that many mathematical models today are engineered to benefit the powerful at the expense of the powerless… [and] has written an entertaining and timely book that gives readers the tools to cut through the ideological fog obscuring the dangers of the Big Data revolution.”—In These Times“In this simultaneously illuminating and disturbing account, [O’Neil] describes the many ways in which widely used mathematic models—based on ‘prejudice, misunderstanding, and bias’—tend to punish the poor and reward the rich… She convincingly argues for both more responsible modeling and federal regulation. An unusually lucid and readable look at the daunting algorithms that govern so many aspects of our lives.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred) “Even as a professional mathematician, I had no idea how insidious Big Data could be until I read Weapons of Math Destruction. Though terrifying, it’s a surprisingly fun read: O’Neil’s vision of a world run by algorithms is laced with dark humor and exasperation—like a modern-day Dr. Strangelove or Catch-22. It is eye-opening, disturbing, and deeply important.” —Steven Strogatz, Cornell University, author of The Joy of x “This taut and accessible volume, the stuff of technophobes’ nightmares, explores the myriad ways in which largescale data modeling has made the world a less just and equal place.  O’Neil speaks from a place of authority on the subject… Unlike some other recent books on data collection, hers is not hysterical; she offers more of a chilly wake-up call as she walks readers through the ways the ‘big data’ industry has facilitated social ills such as skyrocketing college tuitions, policing based on racial profiling, and high unemployment rates in vulnerable communities… eerily prescient.”—Publishers Weekly'Well-written, entertaining and very valuable.'—Times Higher Education'Not math heavy, but written in an exceedingly accessible, almost literary style; [O'Neil's] fascinating case studies of WMDs fit neatly into the genre of dystopian literature. There's a little Philip K. Dick, a little Orwell, a little Kafka in her portrait of powerful bureaucracies ceding control of the most intimate decisions of our lives to hyper-empowered computer models riddled with all of our unresolved, atavistic human biases.'—Paris Review “Through harrowing real-world examples and lively story-telling, Weapons of Math Destruction shines invaluable light on the invisible algorithms and complex mathematical models used by government and big business to undermine equality and increase private power. Combating secrecy with clarity and confusion with understanding, this book can help us change course before it’s too late.” —Astra Taylor, author of The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age 'Weapons of Math Destruction is a fantastic, plainspoken call to arms. It acknowledges that models aren't going away: As a tool for identifying people in difficulty, they are amazing. But as a tool for punishing and disenfranchising, they're a nightmare.”—Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother and co-editor of Boing Boing “Many algorithms are slaves to the inequalities of power and prejudice. If you don’t want these algorithms to become your masters, read Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil to deconstruct the latest growing tyranny of an arrogant establishment.”—Ralph Nader, author of Unsafe at Any Speed “In this fascinating account, Cathy O'Neil leverages her expertise in mathematics and her passion for social justice to poke holes in the triumphant narrative of Big Data. She makes a compelling case that math is being used to squeeze marginalized segments of society and magnify inequities. Her analysis is superb, her writing is enticing, and her findings are unsettling.”—danah boyd, founder of Data & Society and author of It’s Complicated  'From getting a job to finding a spouse, predictive algorithms are silently shaping and controlling our destinies. Cathy O'Neil takes us on a journey of outrage and wonder, with prose that makes you feel like it's just a conversation. But it’s an important one. We need to reckon with technology.”—Linda Tirado, author of Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America“Next time you hear someone gushing uncritically about the wonders of Big Data, show them Weapons of Math Destruction. It’ll be salutary.”—Felix Salmon, Fusion Read more About the Author Cathy O'Neil is a data scientist and author of the blog mathbabe.org. She earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard and taught at Barnard College before moving to the private sector, where she worked for the hedge fund D. E. Shaw. She then worked as a data scientist at various start-ups, building models that predict people’s purchases and clicks. O’Neil started the Lede Program in Data Journalism at Columbia and is the author of Doing Data Science. She is currently a columnist for Bloomberg View. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The ASQ Auditing Handbook, Fourth Edition

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Pdf:The ASQ Auditing Handbook, Fourth Edition.This handbook supports the quality auditor Body of Knowledge (BoK), developed for the ASQ Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) program. This fourth edition addresses new and expanded BoK topics, common auditing (quality, environmental, safety, and so on) methods, and process auditing. It is designed to provide practical guidance for system and process auditors. Practitioners in the field provided content, example audit situations, stories, and review comments as the handbook evolved. New to the fourth edition are the topics of common and special causes, outliers, and risk management tools. Besides the new topics, many current topics have been expanded to reflect changes in auditing practices since 2004 and ISO 19011 guidance, and they have been rewritten to promote the common elements of all types of system and process audits. The handbook can be used by new auditors to gain an understanding of auditing. Experienced auditors will find it to be a useful reference. Audit managers and quality managers can use the handbook as a guide for leading their auditing programs. The handbook may also be used by trainers and educators as source material for teaching the fundamentals of auditing.

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Business Statistics For Dummies

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Pdf:Business Statistics For Dummies.From the Back Cover Learn to: Grasp the core concepts and principles of business statistics Make sense of problems and processes common to the world of global business and economics Score your highest in your business statistics course Make sound business decisions and produce powerful reports Business Statistics For Dummies tracks to a typical business statistics course and offers clear, practical explanations of statistical ideas, techniques, formulas, and calculations. Many real-life examples show how these concepts apply to the world of global business and economics. If you're studying business at the university level or you're a professional looking for a desk reference on this complicated topic, Business Statistics For Dummies has you covered. Statistics 101 — get an introduction to probability, sampling techniques and sampling distributions, and drawing conclusions from data Pictures tell the story — find out how to use several types of charts and graphs to visualize the most important properties of a data set Take the pain out of probability — discover the lowdown on generating outcomes, types of probabilities, and rules of probability Have confidence — draw conclusions from samples with the confidence interval, testing hypotheses about population means, analysis of variance, and testing hypotheses about population variances Open the book and find: The use of statistics in daily life Sampling techniques and sampling distributions Methods for finding the mean of a data set Binomial, geometric, and Poisson distributions The scoop on t-distribution Regression analysis and forecasting Errors that arise in statistical analysis Key formulas and statistical tables Read more About the Author Alan Anderson, PhD is a teacher of finance, economics, statistics, and math at Fordham and Fairfield universities as well as at Manhattanville and Purchase colleges. Outside of the academic environment he has many years of experience working as an economist, risk manager, and fixed income analyst. Alan received his PhD in economics from Fordham University, and an M.S. in financial engineering from Polytechnic University. Read more

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How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business

Pdf Math How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business

Pdf:How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business.Now updated with new measurement methods and new examples, How to Measure Anything shows managers how to inform themselves in order to make less risky, more profitable business decisions This insightful and eloquent book will show you how to measure those things in your own business, government agency or other organization that, until now, you may have considered "immeasurable," including customer satisfaction, organizational flexibility, technology risk, and technology ROI. Adds new measurement methods, showing how they can be applied to a variety of areas such as risk management and customer satisfaction Simplifies overall content while still making the more technical applications available to those readers who want to dig deeper Continues to boldly assert that any perception of "immeasurability" is based on certain popular misconceptions about measurement and measurement methods Shows the common reasoning for calling something immeasurable, and sets out to correct those ideas Offers practical methods for measuring a variety of "intangibles" Provides an online database (www.howtomeasureanything.com) of downloadable, practical examples worked out in detailed spreadsheets Written by recognized expert Douglas Hubbard—creator of Applied Information Economics—How to Measure Anything, Third Edition illustrates how the author has used his approach across various industries and how any problem, no matter how difficult, ill defined, or uncertain can lend itself to measurement using proven methods.

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Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Pdf:Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction.Games are everywhere: Drivers maneuvering in heavy traffic are playing a driving game. Bargain hunters bidding on eBay are playing an auctioning game. The supermarket's price for corn flakes is decided by playing an economic game. This Very Short Introduction offers a succinct tour of the fascinating world of game theory, a groundbreaking field that analyzes how to play games in a rational way. Ken Binmore, a renowned game theorist, explains the theory in a way that is both entertaining and non-mathematical yet also deeply insightful, revealing how game theory can shed light on everything from social gatherings, to ethical decision-making, to successful card-playing strategies, to calculating the sex ratio among bees. With mini biographies of many fascinating, and occasionally eccentric, founders of the subject - including John Nash, subject of the movie A Beautiful Mind - this audiobook offers a concise overview of a cutting-edge field that has seen spectacular successes in evolutionary biology and economics, and is beginning to revolutionize other disciplines from psychology to political science.

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The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America

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Pdf:The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America.Award-winning journalist Hannah Nordhaus tells the remarkable story of John Miller, one of America's foremost migratory beekeepers, and the myriad and mysterious epidemics threatening American honeybee populations. In luminous, razor-sharp prose, Nordhaus explores the vital role that honeybees play in American agribusiness, the maintenance of our food chain, and the very future of the nation. With an intimate focus and incisive reporting, in a book perfect for fans of Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation, Michael Pollan's The Botany of Desire, and John McPhee's Oranges, Nordhaus' stunning exposé illuminates one of the most critical issues facing the world today, offering insight, information, and, ultimately, hope.

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The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America

Pdf Math The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America

Pdf:The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America.Review “A fascinating read from cover to cover.” (Associated Press)“Bees are amazing. That’s the first reason to read The Beekeeper’s Lament, journalist Hannah Nordhaus’s rewarding account of migratory beekeeping and the mysterious scourge stalking the domestic bee population… It’s metaphorical and poetic, elegiac and somehow sad.” (Christian Science Monitor)“The Beekeeper’s Lament is at once science lesson, sociological study, and breezy read….A book about bees could easily descend into academe, but the author settles for nothing less than literature.” (Boston Globe)“Nordhaus, an award-winning journalist, weaves a dramatic tale of how and why beehives and bees themselves are threatened by everything from mites to moths to bee thieves.” (Washington Post)“The book is a rich mix of head and heart.” (Minneapolis Star Tribune)“Echoing Rachel Carson’s 1962 attack on the effects of pesticides, Silent Spring, Nordhaus explores this fascinating subject, providing long overdue recognition to the beekeeper and their task as stewards of a species.” (Financial Times)“A fascinating peek into the precarious business of keeping the nation’s crops pollinated.” (Smithsonian)“Some of the best narrative and storytelling I’ve had the pleasure of reading since Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks...You must read this book.” (Maggie Koerth-Baker, Boing Boing)“A remarkable book….Nordhaus uses a somber, lyrical writing style to make bees into just about the most fascinating subject you’ve ever encountered while at the same time crafting an elegiac metaphor for the contingency of modern American life.” (The Millions)“A graceful, informative, and engaging book.” (Hill Rag) Read more From the Back Cover The honey bee is a willing conscript, a working wonder, an unseen and crucial link in America's agricultural industry. But never before has its survival been so unclear—and the future of our food supply so acutely challenged. Enter beekeeper John Miller, who trucks his hives around the country, bringing millions of bees to farmers otherwise bereft of natural pollinators. Even as the mysterious and deadly epidemic known as Colony Collapse Disorder devastates bee populations across the globe, Miller forges ahead with the determination and wry humor of a true homespun hero. The Beekeeper's Lament tells his story and that of his bees, making for a complex, moving, and unforgettable portrait of man in the new natural world. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality

Pdf Math Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality

Pdf:Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality.Review A New York Times Science Bestseller'Powerful, passionate and inspiring.'―New York Times'[Frenkel's] winsome new memoir... is three things: a Platonic love letter to mathematics; an attempt to give the layman some idea of its most magnificent drama-in-progress; and an autobiographical account, by turns inspiring and droll, of how the author himself came to be a leading player in that drama.' ―New York Review of Books'With every page, I found my mind's eye conjuring up a fictional image of the book's author, writing by candlelight in the depths of the Siberian winter like Omar Sharif's Doctor Zhivago in the David Lean movie adaptation of Pasternak's famous novel. Love and Math is Edward Frenkel's Lara poems... As is true for all the great Russian novels, you will find in Frenkel's tale that one person's individual story of love and overcoming adversity provides both a penetrating lens on society and a revealing mirror into the human mind.' ―Keith Devlin, Huffington Post'Love and Math = fast-paced adventure story + intimate memoir + insider's account of the quest to decode a Rosetta Stone at the heart of modern math. It all adds up to a thrilling intellectual ride--and a tale of surprising passion.'―Steven Strogatz, Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics, Cornell University, and author of The Joy of x'Through his fascinating autobiography, mathematician Edward Frenkel is opening for us a window into the ambitious Langlands Program--a sweeping network that interconnects many branches of mathematics and physics. A breathtaking view of modern mathematics.'―Mario Livio, astrophysicist, and author of The Golden Ratio and Brilliant Blunders'This very readable, passionately written, account of some of the most exciting ideas in modern mathematics is highly recommended to all who are curious lovers of beauty.'―David Gross, Nobel Laureate in Physics'I don't know if I've ever used the words love and math together, but this book changed that. In the tradition of his heroes Andre Weil and C. N. Yang, Edward Frenkel writes of the objective beauty of numbers. Like musical notes, they exist apart from the mind, daring us to fathom their depths and assemble them in arcane narratives that tell the story of us. Reading this book, one is compelled to drop everything and give math another try; to partake of the ultimate mystery.'―Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files'Love and Math is a book by a very brilliant Russian-born mathematician, Edward Frenkel, who tells his life story while he's telling you some of the fundamentals of mathematics in language that interested laypeople can understand.'―Moshe Safdie, New York Times, Sunday Review'Two fascinating narratives are interwoven in Love and Math, one mathematical, the other personal... Frenkel deftly takes the reader ... to the far reaches of our current understanding. He seeks to lay bare the beauty of mathematics for everyone. As he writes, 'There is nothing in this world that is so deep and exquisite and yet so readily available to all.''―Nature Read more About the Author Edward Frenkel is a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, and was previously on the faculty at Harvard University. The winner of the Hermann Weyl Prize in mathematical physics, he has contributed articles to the Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News, Slate, and the Scientific American blog. Read more

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Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten

Pdf Math Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten

Pdf:Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten.About the Author Stephen Few is the founder of the consultancy Perceptual Edge. He speaks, teaches, and consults around the world and writes the quarterly Visual Business Intelligence Newsletter. He is also the author of Information Dashboard Design: Displaying Data for At-a-Glance Monitoring, Now You See It: Simple Visualization Techniques for Quantitative Analysis, and Signal: Understanding What Matters in a World of Noise. Read more

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Data Science for Business: What You Need to Know about Data Mining and Data-Analytic Thinking

Pdf Math Data Science for Business: What You Need to Know about Data Mining and Data-Analytic Thinking

Pdf:Data Science for Business: What You Need to Know about Data Mining and Data-Analytic Thinking.Written by renowned data science experts Foster Provost and Tom Fawcett, Data Science for Business introduces the fundamental principles of data science, and walks you through the "data-analytic thinking" necessary for extracting useful knowledge and business value from the data you collect. This guide also helps you understand the many data-mining techniques in use today.Based on an MBA course Provost has taught at New York University over the past ten years, Data Science for Business provides examples of real-world business problems to illustrate these principles. You’ll not only learn how to improve communication between business stakeholders and data scientists, but also how participate intelligently in your company’s data science projects. You’ll also discover how to think data-analytically, and fully appreciate how data science methods can support business decision-making.Understand how data science fits in your organization—and how you can use it for competitive advantageTreat data as a business asset that requires careful investment if you’re to gain real valueApproach business problems data-analytically, using the data-mining process to gather good data in the most appropriate wayLearn general concepts for actually extracting knowledge from dataApply data science principles when interviewing data science job candidates

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Essential Mathematics for Economics and Business

Pdf Math Essential Mathematics for Economics and Business

Pdf:Essential Mathematics for Economics and Business.From the Back Cover Essential Mathematics for Economics and Business is established as one of the leading introductory textbooks on mathematics for students of business and economics. Combining a user-friendly approach to mathematics with practical applications to the subjects, the text provides students with a clear and comprehensible guide to mathematics. The fundamental mathematical concepts are explained in a simple and accessible style, using a wide selection of worked examples, progress exercises and real-world applications. New to this Edition Fully updated text with revised worked examples and updated material on Excel and Powerpoint New exercises in mathematics and its applications to give further clarity and practice opportunities Fully updated online material including animations and a new test bank The fourth edition is supported by a companion website at www.wiley.com/college/bradley, which contains: Animations of selected worked examples providing students with a new way of understanding the problems Access to the Maple T.A. test bank, which features over 500 algorithmic questions Further learning material, applications, exercises and solutions. Problems in context studies, which  present the mathematics in a business or economics framework Updated PowerPoint slides, Excel problems and solutions Read more About the Author Until 2012, Teresa Bradley lectured in mathematics and statistics at Limerick Institute of Technology, and has been involved for many years with the University of London on the external Diploma in Economics as well as the BSc in Economics, Business and Management. Teresa Bradley is also author of Essential Statistics for Economics, Business and Management, published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  WileyPLUS is a research-based online environment for effective teaching and learning. The course builds students’ confidence by taking the guesswork out of studying and provides students with a clear roadmap showing them: What  to do How do to it If they did it right Offering interactive resources alongside a complete digital textbook, WileyPLUS helps students take the initiative and learn more, and has proved to have a greater impact on their achievement in the classroom, and beyond. To learn more about WileyPLUS, and view a demo, please visit www.wileyplus.com Read more

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Business Statistics (Quick Study Business)

Pdf Math Business Statistics (Quick Study Business)

Pdf:Business Statistics (Quick Study Business).Packed with key definitions, concepts, and equations, our Business Statistics guide covers how to read and use data to make clear business decisions. This essential reference tool is written and organized for quick access to critical points allowing students and professionals to increase grades and sharpen skills of collecting, organizing, and summarizing data for business.

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Statistics 101: From Data Analysis and Predictive Modeling to Measuring Distribution and Determining Probability, Your Essential Guide to Statistics (Adams 101)

Pdf Math Statistics 101: From Data Analysis and Predictive Modeling to Measuring Distribution and Determining Probability, Your Essential Guide to Statistics (Adams 101)

Pdf:Statistics 101: From Data Analysis and Predictive Modeling to Measuring Distribution and Determining Probability, Your Essential Guide to Statistics (Adams 101).A comprehensive guide to statistics—with information on collecting, measuring, analyzing, and presenting statistical data—continuing the popular 101 series. Data is everywhere. In the age of the internet and social media, we’re responsible for consuming, evaluating, and analyzing data on a daily basis. From understanding the percentage probability that it will rain later today, to evaluating your risk of a health problem, or the fluctuations in the stock market, statistics impact our lives in a variety of ways, and are vital to a variety of careers and fields of practice. Unfortunately, most statistics text books just make us want to take a snooze, but with Statistics 101, you’ll learn the basics of statistics in a way that is both easy-to-understand and apply. From learning the theory of probability and different kinds of distribution concepts, to identifying data patterns and graphing and presenting precise findings, this essential guide can help turn statistical math from scary and complicated, to easy and fun. Whether you are a student looking to supplement your learning, a worker hoping to better understand how statistics works for your job, or a lifelong learner looking to improve your grasp of the world, Statistics 101 has you covered.

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Practical Business Statistics, Student Solutions Manual (e-only)

Pdf Math Practical Business Statistics, Student Solutions Manual (e-only)

Pdf:Practical Business Statistics, Student Solutions Manual (e-only).Practical Business Statistics, Sixth Edition, is a conceptual, realistic, andmatter-of-fact approach to managerial statistics that carefully maintains–butdoes not overemphasize–mathematical correctness. The book offers a deepunderstanding of how to learn from data and how to deal with uncertainty whilepromoting the use of practical computer applications. This teaches present andfuture managers how to use and understand statistics without an overdose oftechnical detail, enabling them to better understand the concepts at hand andto interpret results. The text uses excellent examples with real world datarelating to the functional areas within Business such as finance, accounting,and marketing. It is well written and designed to help students gain a solidunderstanding of fundamental statistical principles without bogging them downwith excess mathematical details.

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The Economist Numbers Guide (6th Ed): The Essentials of Business Numeracy (Economist Books)

Pdf Math The Economist Numbers Guide (6th Ed): The Essentials of Business Numeracy (Economist Books)

Pdf:The Economist Numbers Guide (6th Ed): The Essentials of Business Numeracy (Economist Books).The Economist: Numbers Guide is invaluable for everyone who has to work with numbers, which in today's commercially focused world means most managers. In addition to general advice on basic numeracy, the guide points out common errors and explains the recognized techniques for solving financial problems, analyzing information of any kind, forecasting and effective decision making. Over 100 charts, graphs, tables and feature boxes highlight key points, and great emphasis is put on the all-important aspect of how you present and communicate numerical information effectively and honestly. At the back of the book is an extensive A-Z dictionary of terms covering everything from amortization to zero-sum game. Whatever your business, whatever your management role, for anyone who needs a good head for figures The Economist Numbers Guide will help you achieve your goals.

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Business Math

Pdf Math Business Math

Pdf:Business Math.For courses in business mathematics, personal finance, or small business management.   Empowers your students to manage personal finances Business Math  is a practical and thorough guide for students and small business owners to learn how to manage personal and business finances. The book was written on the premise that everyone needs to understand how to manage money, offering a rare deep dive into topics not always taught in class. A conversational tone, real world examples, and case studies keep complicated topics understandable and engaging.   The 11th Edition starts off by reviewing basic math. It then dives into topics relevant for any career such as mortgages, banking, interest, consumer credit, and more. It also touches on important topics for business owners including payroll, markup, markdown, trade discounts, business statistics and more, as well as topics for those close to business recordkeeping like government agencies, lending agencies, depreciation, inventory and financial statements. Also available with MyLab   Math. MyLab™ Math is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab Math does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab Math, search for: 0134506294 / 9780134506296  Business Math Plus MyLab Math -- Access Card Package, 11/e Package consists of: 0134496434 / 9780134496436 Business Math 0321431308 / 9780321431301   MyLab Math -- Glue-in Access Card 0321654064 / 9780321654069  MyLab Math Inside Star Sticker MyLab Math should only be purchased when required by an instructor. 

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Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves

Pdf Math Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves

Pdf:Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves.Review “Game-changing....For too long, emotion has been cognitive researchers’ third rail....But nothing could be more essential to understanding how people and animals behave. By examining emotions in both, this book puts these most vivid of mental experiences in evolutionary context, revealing how their richness, power and utility stretch across species and back into deep time....The book succeeds most brilliantly in the stories de Waal relates.” - Sy Montgomery, The New York Times Book Review“A captivating and big-hearted book, full of compassion and brimming with insights about the lives of animals, including human ones.” - Yuval Noah Harari, New York Times best-selling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind“Before I realized Frans de Waal’s connection to Mama’s actual last hug, I sent the online video link to a large group of scientists saying, ‘I believe it is possible to view this interaction and be changed forever.’ Likewise, I believe that anyone reading this book will be changed forever. De Waal has spent so many decades watching intently and thinking deeply that he sees a planet that is deeper and more beautiful than almost anyone realizes. In these pages, you can acquire and share his beautiful, shockingly insightful view of life on Earth.” - Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel“I doubt that I've ever read a book as good as Mama's Last Hug, because it presents in irrefutable scientific detail the very important fact that animals do have these emotions as well as the other mental features we once attributed only to people. Not only is the book exceedingly important, it's also fun to read, a real page-turner. I can't say enough good things about it except it's utterly splendid.” - Elizabeth Marshall Thomas“After you’ve read Mama’s Last Hug, it becomes obvious that animals have emotions. Learn how they resemble us in many ways.” - Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation“Frans de Waal is one of the most influential primatologists to ever walk the earth, changing the way we think of human nature by exploring its continuity with other species. He does this again in the wonderful Mama’s Last Hug, an examination of the continuum between emotion in humans and other animals. This subject is rife with groundless speculation, ideology, and badly misplaced folk intuition, and de Waal ably navigates it with deep insight, showing the ways in which our emotional lives are shared with other primates. This is an important book, wise and accessible.” - Robert Sapolsky, author of Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst“Another fascinating book from Frans de Waal. Once again, he makes us think long and hard about the true nature of animal emotions. ” - Desmond Morris, author of The Naked Ape“In Mama’s Last Hug, Frans de Waal marshals his wealth of knowledge and experience, toggling expertly between rigorous science and captivating anecdote to explain animal behavior―humans included. While doing so, he rebukes the common conceit that we are necessarily better, or smarter, than our closest relatives.” - Jonathan Balcombe, author of What a Fish Knows“De Waal is a skilled storyteller, and his love for animals always shines through…[He] turns his years of research into a delightful and illuminating read for nonscientists, a book that will surely make readers want to grab someone's arm and exclaim, 'Listen to this!'” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)“Illuminating―and remarkably moving....De Waal's masterful work of evolutionary psychology will leave both fellow academics and intellectually curious layreaders with much food for thought.” - Publishers Weekly (starred review) Read more About the Author Frans de Waal has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. The author of Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, among many other works, he is the C. H. Candler Professor in Emory University’s Psychology Department and director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more

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The Biology of Belief 10th Anniversary Edition: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles

Pdf Math The Biology of Belief 10th Anniversary Edition: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles

Pdf:The Biology of Belief 10th Anniversary Edition: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles.About the Author Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., cell biologist and lecturer, is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Bruce was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and later performed groundbreaking stem-cell research at Stanford University. He is the best-selling author of The Biology of Belief, The Honeymoon Effect, and Spontaneous Evolution. In 2009, Bruce received the prestigious Goi Peace Award (Japan) in honor of his scientific contribution to world harmony. Website: www.brucelipton.com Read more

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Barron's AP Calculus

Pdf Math Barron's AP Calculus

Pdf:Barron's AP Calculus.From the Inside Flap Table of Contents: Barron's EssentialINTRODUCTIONThe CoursesTopics That May Be Tested on the Calculus AB ExamTopics That May Be Tested on the Calculus BC ExamThe ExaminationsThe Graphing Calculator: Using Your Graphing Calculator on the AP ExamGrading the ExaminationsThe CLEP Calculus ExaminationThis Review BookFlash CardsDIAGNOSTIC TESTS Calculus AB Calculus BC TOPICAL REVIEW AND PRACTICE FunctionsLimits and ContinuityDifferentiationApplications of Differential CalculusAntidifferentiationDefinite IntegralsApplications of Integration to GeometryFurther Applications of IntegrationDifferential EquationsSequences and SeriesMiscellaneous Multiple-Choice Practice QuestionsMiscellaneous Free-Response Practice Exercises AB PRACTICE EXAMINATIONSAB OneAB TwoAB Three BC PRACTICE EXAMINATIONSBC OneBC TwoBC ThreeAPPENDIX: FORMULAS AND THEOREMS FOR REFERENCEINDEX Read more

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Envisioning Information

Pdf Math Envisioning Information

Pdf:Envisioning Information.Amazon.com Review A remarkable range of examples for the idea of visual thinking, with beautifully printed pages. A real treat for all who reason and learn by means of images. -- Rudolf Arnheim Read more Review A beautiful, magnificent sequel to his classic, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information -- American Mathematical SocietyA beautifully illustrated, well-argued volume. -- Scientific American Read more

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Visualization Analysis and Design (AK Peters Visualization Series)

Pdf Math Visualization Analysis and Design (AK Peters Visualization Series)

Pdf:Visualization Analysis and Design (AK Peters Visualization Series).Review 'Visualization is a young field with only a few primary texts available. What distinguishes this one is the way it synthesizes past work to develop a comprehensive framework for design and analysis. … The author builds a framework for understanding the key elements of visualization and develops a synthesis of current best practices. … The book is filled with examples from the universe of visualization. Virtually all the possibilities for visualization design are illustrated with specific examples. … This is an attractive book, one that’s likely to be a fundamental source for the field. It’s worth a look for anyone with even a passing interest.'―MAA Reviews, March 2015 'Munzner’s Visualization Analysis and Design is the first comprehensive textbook covering the topic of information visualization. She covers basic theory, careful analysis of the design space, design methodology, and numerous practical examples. Her taxonomic approach is ideally suited for use in the classroom to guide students through the many design decisions associated with creating effective visualizations.'―Chris North, Virginia Tech 'Visualization Analysis and Design does a fantastic job in providing a framework and language for analyzing, critiquing, and discussing visualizations. This book provides a wonderful foundation for the field.'―Miriah Meyer, University of Utah 'Visualization Analysis and Design is a book that fills the gaps in the existing literature. It offers a synthesized view and a framework most useful to guide the newcomer to visualization. The nested model that unifies design and evaluation is particularly enlightening. The book is truly valuable for an initial InfoVis course at the graduate level.'―Beatriz Sousa Santos, Universidade de Aveiro 'Munzner elegantly synthesizes an astounding amount of cutting-edge work on visualization into a clear, engaging, and comprehensive textbook that will prove indispensable to students, designers, and researchers.'―Steven Franconeri, Northwestern University 'A very detailed and thorough discussion of many topics central to information visualization. A must-read for researchers, sophisticated practitioners, and graduate students.'―Jim Foley, Georgia Institute of Technology 'Munzner's new book is thorough and beautiful. It belongs on the shelf of anyone whose work and life are touched and enriched by visualization.'―Chris Johnson, University of Utah 'Visualization is often presented in the classroom as a motley collection of techniques and algorithms designed to unearth insights from data. Tamara Munzner is one of the leading voices of the school that seeks to establish visualization as a discipline resting on well-understood pillars of perception, cognition, and interaction. This new volume from Tamara reflects her expansive views and presents visualization as a wholesome and essential topic for this age of Big Data and all things analytic.'―Raghu Machiraju, The Ohio State University 'Tamara Munzner is one of the world’s very top researchers in information visualization, and this meticulously crafted volume is probably the most thoughtful and deep synthesis the field has yet seen.'―Michael McGuffin, École de Technologie Supérieure 'Tamara Munzner shares her deep insights in visualization with us in this excellent textbook, equally useful for students and experts in the field. Highly structured, with many examples that illustrate the underlying framework.'―Jarke van Wijk, Eindhoven University of Technology 'This book provides the most comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of visualization design that I have found. It is a much-needed and long-awaited resource for both teachers and practitioners of visualization.'―Kwan-Liu Ma, University of California, Davis 'Visualization is fundamental to meeting the unprecedented challenges and exploiting the wonderful opportunities of the ever-expanding deluge of data confronting virtually every field. Tamara Munzner’s new book provides a principled treatment of visualization design. This is the visualization textbook I have long awaited. It emphasizes abstraction, design principles, and the importance of evaluation and interactivity.'―Jim Hollan, University of California, San Diego 'Tamara Munzner is an outstanding scientist, a gifted scholar, and deeply cares about bringing research into practice … She is the driving force behind unifying methodology and terminology in the proliferating field of information visualization. Providing guidance, preventing mistakes, and showing best practices are the ingredients of the secret sauce that make this work so indispensable. The book puts together much of the wisdom she has accumulated over the years in a systematic, well-structured form and shapes the field of visualization in an unprecedented way. It helps to better understand problems, design better systems, avoid common mistakes, and better communicate results. Simply a must-read for everyone concerned with visualization!'―Wolfgang Aigner, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences 'Visualization Analysis and Design gives a framework that formalizes a notion of effective visualization. By connecting design choices with visualization idioms, Munzner provides readers with tools to both articulate the analysis of visualizations and to invent their own.'―Joshua A. Levine, Clemson University 'Without a doubt, Visualization Analysis and Design is the most comprehensive book on information visualization (InfoVis) to date … Perhaps what is most impressive about this book is its coverage in both the breadth and depth of relevant InfoVis techniques and topics. It will be immediately accessible to both newcomers and veterans of InfoVis who are interested in catching up to the state of the art. The book can be used both as a textbook in a classroom setting or as a reference book in any visualization research group.'―Remco Chang, Tufts University 'Visualization Analysis and Design is a pleasure to read for the students in my course. Tamara Munzner is striving to make visualization accessible to a very broad audience and is succeeding. This is a textbook we were waiting for.'―Torsten Möller, University of Vienna 'I like this book because it begins with providing a good way to think about visualization at a high level, and then follows through by providing the building blocks to use in achieving those goals. I think this book will be valuable to both researchers and practitioners because it provides well-grounded foundations as well as a framework to build upon them.'―Michael Gleicher, University of Wisconsin–Madison 'This highly readable and well-organized book not only covers the fundamentals of visualization design, but also provides a solid framework for analyzing visualizations and visualization problems with concrete examples from the academic community. I am looking forward to teaching from this book and sharing it with my research group.'―Michele C. Weigle, Old Dominion University 'Dr. Munzner’s work is at the right balance of theory of application―it is not just focused on the why, which is important, but the how. Concrete guidance at every point of the visualization design process is provided, an invaluable resource for instruction and learning.'―T.J. Jankun-Kelly, Mississippi State University Read more

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ggplot2: Elegant Graphics for Data Analysis (Use R!)

Pdf Math ggplot2: Elegant Graphics for Data Analysis (Use R!)

Pdf:ggplot2: Elegant Graphics for Data Analysis (Use R!).Review “The versatility and efficiency of ggplot have led to the development of ggplot2 and this book which overviews the standard use and presentation secrets of functions developed in the last 5 years. … The book is written in an accessible manner and it is suitable for undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers with some R experience. All theoretical concepts are accompanied by code making it easy to learn by reproducing the examples.” (Irina Ioana Mohorianu, zbMATH 1397.62006, 2018)“The book is an excellent and very comprehensive manual of … one of the most popular R packages. It is currently the only book describing ggplot2 in such depth. The book contains many examples and is very nicely illustrated, demonstrating the strength of the package.” (Klaus Galensa, Computing Reviews, May, 2017) Read more From the Back Cover This new edition to the classic book by ggplot2 creator Hadley Wickham highlights compatibility with knitr and RStudio. ggplot2 is a data visualization package for R that helps users create data graphics, including those that are multi-layered, with ease. With ggplot2, it's easy to:* produce handsome, publication-quality plots with automatic legends created from the plot specification* superimpose multiple layers (points, lines, maps, tiles, box plots) from different data sources with automatically adjusted common scales* add customizable smoothers that use powerful modeling capabilities of R, such as loess, linear models, generalized additive models, and robust regression*  save any ggplot2 plot (or part thereof) for later modification or reuse* create custom themes that capture in-house or journal style requirements and that can easily be applied to multiple plots* approach a graph from a visual perspective, thinking about how each component of the data is represented on the final plotThis book will be useful to everyone who has struggled with displaying data in an informative and attractive way. Some basic knowledge of R is necessary (e.g., importing data into R).  ggplot2 is a mini-language specifically tailored for producing graphics, and you'll learn everything you need in the book. After reading this book you'll be able to produce graphics customized precisely for your problems, and you'll find it easy to get graphics out of your head and on to the screen or page.  New to this edition:* Brings the book up-to-date with ggplot2 1.0, including major updates to the theme system* New scales, stats and geoms added throughout* Additional practice exercises* A revised introduction that focuses on ggplot() instead of qplot()* Updated chapters on data and modeling using tidyr, dplyr and broom Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Beekeeping For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyle))

Pdf Math Beekeeping For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyle))

Pdf:Beekeeping For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyle)).From the Back Cover Learn what to do in your first season and beyond Keep your bees healthy using natural methods Manage all phases of honey production The bestselling, hands-on guide to beekeeping Find out what all the buzz is about beekeeping. Beekeeping For Dummies gives you details on starting and managing your own backyard colonies with practical, up-to-date information on all things apicultural. Whether you're a newbie or an old hand looking for the latest tools and techniques, this hands-on guide tells you what you need to know to keep happy, healthy honey bees, understand bee behavior, use the latest hiving techniques, and a whole lot more. You can also check out how-to beekeeping videos online. Inside … Manage a Langstroth or Top Bar hive Keep bees in the 'burbs or the city Acquire bees and install them safely Learn when and how to inspect your bees Identify and fix common problems Save using enclosed coupons for beekeeping supplies Read more About the Author Howland Blackiston has been a backyard beekeeper since 1984. He's written many articles on beekeeping and appeared on dozens of television and radio programs. He is also the author of Building Beehives For Dummies, which provides detailed instructions on how to build hives from scratch. Read more

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Student Lab Notebook: 100 Top Bound Carbonless Duplicate Sets

Pdf Math Student Lab Notebook: 100 Top Bound Carbonless Duplicate Sets

Pdf:Student Lab Notebook: 100 Top Bound Carbonless Duplicate Sets.From the Publisher Hayden-McNeil Student Laboratory Research Notebooks are the leading selling duplicating notebooks in the United States and Canada. They are adopted by more than 80% of the leading colleges and universities including every campus of the prestigious Ivy League beginning in the Fall of 2001. More copies of these notebooks are in use presently than the combined sales of the leading Organic and General Chemistry textbooks combined. Read more About the Author Developed by the leading publisher of this genre of duplicating laboratory notebooks. First introduced in 1992, the publisher has sold millions to date. Read more

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Barron's AP Statistics

Pdf Math Barron's AP Statistics

Pdf:Barron's AP Statistics.From the Inside Flap Table of Contents Barron's Essential 5Introduction Diagnostic Examination Answer Key Answers Explained AP Score for the Diagnostic Exam Study Guide for the Diagnostic Test Multiple-Choice QuestionsTheme One: Exploratory Analysis Graphical DisplaysSummarizing Distributions Exploring Bivariate DataExploring Categorical Data: Frequency TablesTheme Two: Collecting and Producing Data Planning and Conducting SurveysPlanning and Conducting ExperimentsTheme Three: Probability Probability as Relative FrequencyCombining and Transforming Random VariablesThe Normal Distribution Sampling Distributions Theme Four: Statistical Inference Confidence IntervalsTests of Significance--Proportions and Means Tests of Significance--Chi-square and Slope of Least Squares Line Theme Five: More Practice And Review The Investigative Task Statistical Insights into Social Issues Practice Examinations AppendixChecking Assumptions for Inference35 AP Exam Hints AP Scoring Guide Basic Uses of the TI-83/TI-84 Basic Uses of the Casio Prizm Basic Uses of the HP Prime Basic Uses of the TI-Nspire FormulasInferential StatisticsGraphical Displays Table A: Standard Normal Probabilities Table B: t-distribution Critical ValuesTable C: x2 Critical ValuesTable D: Random Number TableIndex Read more About the Author About The Author: Marty Sternstein is a Professor of Mathematics at Ithaca College where he has taught since 1970, except for one year as Visiting Professor and Head of the Math Department at the University of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix, and two years as Fulbright Professor and Math Department Chair at the University of Liberia in West Africa. He has written textbooks in Calculus and Statistics, has been honored with numerous teaching awards, and has developed new curricula, including an ethno-mathematics class, 'Math in Africa,' and the first U.S. course for college credit in chess theory. Marty has strong interests in national educational and social issues concerning equal access to math education for all. Read more

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Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam 2019, Premium Edition: 6 Practice Tests + Complete Content Review (College Test Preparation)

Pdf Math Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam 2019, Premium Edition: 6 Practice Tests + Complete Content Review (College Test Preparation)

Pdf:Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam 2019, Premium Edition: 6 Practice Tests + Complete Content Review (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. In addition to helping millions succeed on standardized tests, The Princeton Review provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. Along with classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring, and online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Pdf Math Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Pdf:Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition).About the Author Bob Blitzer is a native of Manhattan and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with dual majors in mathematics and psychology (minor: English literature) from the City College of New York. His unusual combination of academic interests led him toward a Master of Arts in mathematics from the University of Miami and a doctorate in behavioral sciences from Nova University. Bob’s love for teaching mathematics was nourished for nearly 30 years at Miami Dade College, where he received numerous teaching awards, including Innovator of the Year from the League for Innovations in the Community College and an endowed chair based on excellence in the classroom. In addition to his Developmental Algebra Series, Bob has written textbooks covering college algebra, algebra and trigonometry, precalculus, and liberal arts mathematics, all published by Pearson Education. When not secluded in his Northern California writer’s cabin, Bob can be found hiking the beaches and trails of Point Reyes National Seashore, and tending to the chores required by his beloved entourage of horses, chickens, and irritable roosters.   Read more

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R for Data Science: Import, Tidy, Transform, Visualize, and Model Data

Pdf Math R for Data Science: Import, Tidy, Transform, Visualize, and Model Data

Pdf:R for Data Science: Import, Tidy, Transform, Visualize, and Model Data.About the Author Hadley Wickham is an Assistant Professor and the Dobelman FamilyJunior Chair in Statistics at Rice University. He is an active memberof the R community, has written and contributed to over 30 R packages, and won the John Chambers Award for Statistical Computing for his work developing tools for data reshaping and visualization. His research focuses on how to make data analysis better, faster and easier, with a particular emphasis on the use of visualization to better understand data and models.Garrett Grolemund is a statistician, teacher and R developer who currently works for RStudio. He sees data analysis as a largely untapped fountain of value for both industry and science. Garrett received his Ph.D at Rice University in Hadley Wickham's lab, where his research traced the origins of data analysis as a cognitive process and identified how attentional and epistemological concerns guide every data analysis.Garrett is passionate about helping people avoid the frustration and unnecessary learning he went through while mastering data analysis. Even before he finished his dissertation, he started teaching corporate training in R and data analysis for Revolutions Analytics. He's taught at Google, eBay, Axciom and many other companies, and is currently developing a training curriculum for RStudio that will make useful know-how even more accessible. Outside of teaching, Garrett spends time doing clinical trials research, legal research, and financial analysis. He also develops R software, he's co-authored the lubridate R package--which provides methods to parse, manipulate, and do arithmetic with date-times--and wrote the ggsubplot package, which extends the ggplot2 package. Read more

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The Backyard Beekeeper, 4th Edition: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden

Pdf Math The Backyard Beekeeper, 4th Edition: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden

Pdf:The Backyard Beekeeper, 4th Edition: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden.Review 'Kim Flottum’s expert advice is a comprehensive introduction to getting started with your own backyard hives. The book itself is also visually appealing: large photographs, illustrations, and callouts appear on nearly every page.'  - Keeping Backyard Bees Read more About the Author Kim Flottum brings a background of more than a decade of plant science, honey bee research, and basic farming to his 30 years as the editor of Bee Culture magazine, where his main occupation is finding the answers to the multitude of questions that beginning, intermediate, and even advanced and experienced beekeepers bring to the table. He teaches beginning and advanced beekeeping courses, travels extensively to educate and lecture, and contributes to a variety of other publications on the basics of honey bees and beekeeping biology, the business of bees and pollination, producing and using varietal honeys, and a host of other subjects. His books, magazine articles, interviews, and blogs are widely read for both their fundamental and advanced contribution to beekeeping knowledge. His magazine platform gives voice to his social commentary on topics ranging from genetically modified foods to pesticide abuse to both good and bad government regulations in the industry. He is beekeeping's leading advocate for fundamental honey bee safety, including insuring excellent honey bee health, providing extraordinary forage, and minimizing the use of agricultural pesticides. Read more

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Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf Math Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf:Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. In addition to helping millions succeed on standardized tests, The Princeton Review provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. Along with classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring, and online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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Cracking the AP Calculus BC Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf Math Cracking the AP Calculus BC Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf:Cracking the AP Calculus BC Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. In addition to helping millions succeed on standardized tests, The Princeton Review provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. Along with classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring, and online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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The Selfish Gene: 40th Anniversary Edition (Oxford Landmark Science)

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Pdf:The Selfish Gene: 40th Anniversary Edition (Oxford Landmark Science).Review Reviews for 30th Anniversary Edition: 'Dawkins first book, The Selfish Gene, was a smash hit...Best of all, Dawkins laid out this biology-some of it truly subtle-in stunningly lucid prose. (It is, in my view, the best work of popular science ever written.)' --New York Review of Books'This important book could hardly be more exciting.' --The Economist'The sort of popular science writing that makes the reader feel like a genius.' --New York Times'Who should read this book? Everyone interested in the universe and their place in it.' --Jeffrey R. Baylis, Animal Behaviour'This book should be read, can be read, by almost everyone. It describes with great skill a new face of the theory of evolution.'--W. D. Hamilton, Science'The presentations are remarkable for their clarity and simplicity, intelligible to any schoolchild, yet so little condescending as to be a pleasure to the professional.' --American Scientist Read more About the Author Richard Dawkins, Emeritus Fellow of New College, Oxford, is one of the most influential science writers and communicators of our generation. He was the first holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford, a position he held from 1995 until 2008, and is Emeritus Fellow of New College, Oxford. His bestselling books include The Extended Phenotype (1982) and its sequel The Blind Watchmaker (1986), River Out of Eden (1995), Climbing Mount Improbable (1996), Unweaving the Rainbow (1998), A Devil's Chaplain (2004), The Ancestor's Tale (2004), and The God Delusion (2007). He has won many literary and scientific awards, including the 1987 Royal Society of Literature Award, the 1990 Michael Faraday Award of the Royal Society, the 1994 Nakayama Prize for Human Science, the 1997 International Cosmos Prize, and the Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest in 2009. Read more

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Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics

Pdf Math Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics

Pdf:Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics.About the Author Neil J. Salkind received his PhD from the University of Maryland in Human Development, and after teaching for 35 years at the University of Kansas, he remains as a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology and Research in Education, where he continues to collaborate with colleagues and work with students. His early interests were in the area of children’s cognitive development, and after research in the areas of cognitive style and (what was then known as) hyperactivity, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina’s Bush Center for Child and Family Policy. His work then changed direction and the focus was on child and family policy, specifically the impact of alternative forms of public support on various child and family outcomes. He has delivered more than 150 professional papers and presentations; written more than 100 trade and textbooks; and is the author of Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics (Sage), Theories of Human Development (Sage), and Exploring Research (Prentice Hall). He has edited several encyclopedias, including the Encyclopedia of Human Development, the Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics, and the recently published Encyclopedia of Research Design. He was editor of Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography for 13 years and lives in Lawrence, Kansas, where he likes to letterpress print (see https://sites.google.com/site/bigboypressofks/ for more), read, swim with the Lawrence River City Sharks, bake brownies (see the recipe at http://www.statisticsforpeople.com/The_Brown.html), and poke around old Volvos and old houses Read more

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Cracking the AP Statistics Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf Math Cracking the AP Statistics Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf:Cracking the AP Statistics Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. In addition to helping millions succeed on standardized tests, The Princeton Review provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. Along with classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring, and online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)

Pdf Math A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)

Pdf:A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra).Review “If you struggled through math and slept through science, there’s hope. In A Mind for Numbers, polymath Barbara Oakley reveals how to unlock the analytic powers of our brains so we can learn how to learn. This book should be required reading for students—and for my mother.”—Adam Grant, New York Times-bestselling author of The Originals“A good teacher will leave you educated. But a great teacher will leave you curious. Well, Barbara Oakley is a great teacher. Not only does she have a mind for numbers, she has a way with words, and she makes every one of them count.” —Mike Rowe, creator and host of Discovery Channel’s 'Dirty Jobs' and CEO of mikeroweWORKS 'Superb not only for those who are struggling or who are expert at math, but for readers who wish to think and comprehend more efficiently.' —Library Journal “An ingeniously accessible introduction to the science of human cognition—along with practical advice on how to think better.” —James Taranto, The Wall Street Journal   “In my book The Math Instinct, I described how we have known since the early 1990s that all ordinary people can do mathematics, and in The Math Gene, I explained why the capacity for mathematical thinking is both a natural consequence of evolution and yet requires effort to unleash it. What I did not do is show how to tap in to that innate ability. Professor Oakley does just that.” —Keith Devlin, NPR Weekend Edition’s “Math Guy” “A wonderful book! How do you come to love math and science, and how do you come to learn math and science? Read A Mind for Numbers. Barbara Oakley is the magician who will help you do both.” —Francisco J. Ayala, University Professor and Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, and former President and Chairman of the Board, American Association for the Advancement of Science “Being good at science and mathematics isn’t just something you are; it’s something you become. This users’ guide to the brain unmasks the mystery around achieving success in mathematics and science. I have seen far too many students opt out when they hit a rough patch. But now that learners have a handy guide for ‘knowing better’ they will also be able to ‘do better.’” —Shirley Malcom, Head of Education and Human Resources Programs, American Association for the Advancement of Science   “A Mind for Numbers is an excellent book about how to approach mathematics, science, or any realm where problem solving plays a prominent role.”  —J. Michael Shaughnessy, Past President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics   “I have not been this excited about a book in a long time. Giving students deep knowledge on how to learn will lead to higher retention and student success in every field. It is a gift that will last them a lifetime.” —Robert R Gamache, Ph.D., Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and International Relations, University of Massachusetts, Lowell   ”A Mind for Numbers helps put students in the driver’s seat—empowering them to learn more deeply and easily. This outstanding book is also a useful resource for instructional leaders. Given the urgent need for America to improve its science and math education so it can stay competitive, A Mind for Numbers is a welcome find.” —Geoffrey Canada, President, Harlem Children's Zone   'It's easy to say 'work smarter, not harder,' but Barbara Oakley actually shows you how to do just that, in a fast-paced and accessible book that collects tips based on experience and sound science.  In fact, I'm going to incorporate some of these tips into my own teaching.'   —Glenn Harlan Reynolds, Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law, The University of Tennessee   “A Mind for Numbers is a splendid resource for how to approach mathematics learning and in fact learning in any area. Barbara Oakley’s authoritative guide is based on the latest research in the cognitive sciences, and provides a clear, concise, and entertaining roadmap for how to get the most out of learning. This is a must-read for anyone who has struggled with mathematics and anyone interested in enhancing their learning experience.” —David C. Geary, Curators’ Professor of Psychological Sciences and Interdisciplinary Neuroscience, University of Missouri   “For students afraid of math and science and for those who love the subjects, this engaging book provides guidance in establishing study habits that take advantage of how the brain works.” —Deborah Schifter, Principal Research Scientist, Science and Mathematics Programs, Education Development Center, Inc. “A Mind for Numbers explains the process of learning in a fascinating and utterly memorable way. This book is a classic, not only for learners of all ages, but for teachers of all kinds.” —Frances R. Spielhagen, Ph.D., Director, Center for Adolescent Research and Development, Mount Saint Mary College Read more About the Author Barbara Oakley is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Her research has been termed 'revolutionary' by the Wall Street Journal. She has received many national awards for her teaching, including the American Society of Engineering Education Chester F. Carlson Award for outstanding technical innovation in STEM pedagogy and the Theo L. Pilkington Award for exemplary work in bioengineering education. Her Coursera-UC San Diego course Learning How to Learn, created with her co-instructor Terrence Sejnowski, the Francis Crick Professor at the Salk Institute, is the most popular massive open online course in the world, with nearly 2 million students to date. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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MyMathLab: Student Access Kit

Pdf Math MyMathLab: Student Access Kit

Pdf:MyMathLab: Student Access Kit.Review What are instructors are saying about MyMathLab?        'We use the MyMathLab software and are extremely pleased with the content and the technical support.  We could not use this approach without it! Eighty-two percent of the students in the pilot actually admitted that it helped them learn the mathematics.' from Phoebe Rouse, LSU                  'The increase in student success is 27%. Students that would have been lost with a nontransferable 'D' or an 'F' are now passing the course.' from a Community College in the Chicago area              'My exam averages and course pass rates our up. Students are actively engaged in practicing math, ask more and better questions, and enjoy the learning process. They appreciate the instant feedback and aren’t satisfied until they get 100 percent on the homework assignments. When it comes time to register for the next class, most students who have done both lecture-based and MyMathLab hybrid classes, seek out the MyMathLab sections. They feel a real sense of accomplishment because they recognize and can take credit for the role they’ve played in their success.”  from   Jill Shirley, Cal Poly Pomona        'After teaching with MML I wouldn't want to go back to the traditional way of teaching Math.  MML stimulates better student/teacher interaction in a lab setting.  It tracks and grades homework for you.  And it's a great tutorial for students when they get stuck.' from Sheila Pisa, Riverside Community College (CA)        “MML is one of the most reliable of all online Math programs.” from Sheila Pisa, Riverside Community College (CA)          “I absolutely love MML.  I believe whole-heartedly that it has made a definite improvement in my students' grades and understanding level.  I have fewer students dropping out of the courses I am teaching using this method than in the past - before MML.  I recommend it to everybody I know!!”  from Susan Hutchinson, Florence Darlington Technical College Read more From the Back Cover NOTE: Make sure to use the dashes shown on the Access Card Code when entering the code. This access kit will provide you with a code to get into MyMathLab, a personalized interactive learning environment, where you can learn mathematics and statistics at your own pace and measure your progress. MyMathLab includes: Interactive tutorial exercises: MyMathLab's homework and practice exercises are correlated to the exercises in the relevant textbook, and they regenerate algorithmically to give you unlimited opportunity for practice and mastery. Most exercises are free-response and provide an intuitive math symbol palette for entering math notation. Exercises include guided solutions, sample problems, and learning aids for extra help at point-of-use, and they offer helpful feedback when students enter incorrect answers. eBook with multimedia learning aids: MyMathLab courses include a full eBook with a variety of multimedia resources available directly from selected examples and exercises on the page. You can link out to learning aids such as video clips and animations to improve their understanding of key concepts. Study plan for self-paced learning: MyMathLab's study plan helps you monitor your own progress, letting you see at a glance exactly which topics you need to practice. MyMathLab generates a personalized study plan for you based on your test results, and the study plan links directly to interactive, tutorial exercises for topics you haven't yet mastered. You can regenerate these exercises with new values for unlimited practice, and the exercises include guided solutions and multimedia learning aids to give students the extra help they need. Visit www.mymathlab.com for more information or go directly to www.coursecompass.com to purchase immediate access to MyMathLab and MyStatLab. Read more

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Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe

Pdf Math Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe

Pdf:Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe.Review “An energetic effort that successfully communicates the author’s love of mathematics.”—Kirkus 'Far-ranging survey...clear and accessible...Strogatz successfully illuminates a notoriously complex topic and this work should enhance appreciation for the history behind its innovations.'—Publishers Weekly  “Are you one of those people who always said you’d someday learn calculus? Well, someday is here, thanks to Steven Strogatz’s wide-ranging, humane, thoroughly readable take on one of the greatest ideas our species has ever produced.”—Jordan Ellenberg, author of How Not to Be Wrong   “This is a glorious book. Steven Strogatz manages to unmask the true hidden wonder and delightful simplicity of calculus. Infinite Powers is a master class in accessible math writing and a perfect read for anyone who feels like they never quite understood what all the fuss was about. It had me leaping for joy.”—Hannah Fry, author of Hello World “If calculus is the language of the universe, then Steven Strogatz is its Homer. With verve, insight, and simplicity, he explains the deep ideas underlying one of humankind’s greatest intellectual achievements. Infinite Powers is an incalculable pleasure.”—Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness   “Warning: this book is dangerous. It will make you love mathematics. Even more, there is a nonzero risk it will turn you into a mathematician.”—Nassim Nicholas Taleb, former derivatives trader, author of The Black Swan  “In this tour de force, Steve Strogatz shares his love as well as his deep understanding of calculus and mathematics more generally. An elegant and ebullient book, Infinite Powers speaks to everyone, reminding us why mathematics matters in a practical sense, while all the time highlighting the cleverness and especially the beauty involved.” —Lisa Randall, Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Physics, Harvard University, author of Warped Passages and Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs   “This could be the most fascinating book I have ever read. If you have even the slightest curiosity about math and its role in this world, I implore you to read this amazing book. Every teacher, every student, and every citizen will be better for it.”—Jo Boaler, author of Mathematical Mindsets, professor of mathematics education, Stanford University, and co-founder of youcubed.org   “Steven Strogatz is a world class mathematician and a world class science writer. With a light touch and razor-sharp clarity, he brilliantly filters his deep knowledge of calculus into an engaging epic that tells the remarkable story of a mathematical breakthrough that changed the world—and continues to do so.”—Alex Bellos, author of Here’s Looking at Euclid and The Grapes of Math   “The world is a big thing made of an infinite number of infinitely small things. That's the lesson of calculus, the most powerful mathematical technique ever invented. In this engaging book, Steven Strogatz illuminates the importance of calculus and explains its mysteries as only he can.”—Sean Carroll, author of The Big Picture   “Reading Infinite Powers, I was reminded why Steve Strogatz is, at present, the best mathematician among writers and the best writer among mathematicians.”—William Dunham, Bryn Mawr College, author of Journey Through Genius and The Calculus Gallery   ‘Infinite Powers is simple, lucid, amusing, informative, and a pleasure to read. If you want to know where calculus came from, how it works, what it’s good for, and where it’s going next, this is the book for you.’ —Professor Ian Stewart, author of Significant Figures “A highly readable account of calculus and its modern applications – all done with the human touch.” —Dr. David Acheson, author of The Calculus Story Read more About the Author STEVEN STROGATZ is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. A renowned teacher and one of the world’s most highly cited mathematicians, he has blogged about math for the New York Times and The New Yorker and has been a frequent guest on Radiolab and Science Friday. He is the author of Sync and The Joy of x. He lives in Ithaca, New York. Read more

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The Routledge Atlas of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (Routledge Historical Atlases)

Pdf Math The Routledge Atlas of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (Routledge Historical Atlases)

Pdf:The Routledge Atlas of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (Routledge Historical Atlases).About the Author Sir Martin Gilbert is one of the leading historians of his generation. An Honorary Fellow of Merton College, Oxford – of which he was a fellow for thirty years - he is the official biographer of Churchill and the author of eighty three books, among them Churchill - A Life and The Righteous: The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust. For more information please visit http://www.martingilbert Read more

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Applied Statistics for Public and Nonprofit Administration

Pdf Math Applied Statistics for Public and Nonprofit Administration

Pdf:Applied Statistics for Public and Nonprofit Administration.About the Author Kenneth J. Meier is the Charles H. Gregory Chair in Liberal Arts and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University. He is also Professor of Public Management in the Cardiff School of Business, Cardiff University (Wales). He is a former editor of the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE (1994-1997), a former associate editor of THE JOURNAL OF POLITICS (1991-1994), and the JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION RESEARCH AND THEORY (2000-2009). He served as the president of the Southwest Political Science Association; the American Political Science Associations sections on State Politics and Policy, Public Policy, and Public Administration; the Public Management Research Association; and the Midwest Political Science Association. In 2006, he received the John Gaus Award for career contributions to public administration scholarship; and in 2010, the C. Dwight Waldo Award from the American Society for Public Administration. He currently lives with the love of his life, Diane Jones Meier, in Bryan, Texas, and spends his free time comparing the merits of California zinfandels with Australian Shirazes. Read more

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Uncertainty: The Soul of Modeling, Probability & Statistics

Pdf Math Uncertainty: The Soul of Modeling, Probability & Statistics

Pdf:Uncertainty: The Soul of Modeling, Probability & Statistics.Review “Briggs, an adjunct professor of statistics at Cornell University, cautions his readers to carefully examine the uncertain reliability of such conclusions when these tools are used. His challenging premises are thoroughly supported by philosophical explanations as to why these traditional approaches need to be questioned. … Briggs provides fully fleshed out reasoning, impressive support, precisely worded insight, and graphical illustrations, as appropriate, to justify his stand. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above; faculty and professionals.” (N. W. Schillow, Choice, Vol. 54 (6), February, 2017)“This is a book about probability and probabilistic reasoning. It is more philosophy than mathematics, but it does have mathematical content and it relies in some measure on mathematical reasoning. … This book is worth a look by anyone who teaches probability and statistics.” (William J. Satzer, MAA Reviews, August, 2016)“[This book] is not for sissies, true, but its clear-headed (i.e., Aristotelian) approach to the subject of truth (which, in the end, is what exercises in probability and statistical analysis are all about, notwithstanding what they tell you in school) is refreshing: a long, cool drink of plain speaking about intellectual topics that, in these hot and humid days, is as enlivening as it is enlightening.” (Roger Kimball, The New Criterion's Critic's Notebook, newcriterion.com, August, 2016)“This book has the potential to turn the world of evidence-based medicine upside down. It boldly asserts that with regard to everything having to do with evidence, we’re doing it all wrong: probability, statistics, causality, modeling, deciding, communicating―everything. … the book is full of humor and a delight to read and re-read.” (Jane M. Orient, Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Vol. 21 (3), 2016) Read more From the Back Cover This book presents a philosophical approach to probability and probabilistic thinking, considering the underpinnings of probabilistic reasoning and modeling, which effectively underlie everything in data science. The ultimate goal is to call into question many standard tenets and lay the philosophical and probabilistic groundwork and infrastructure for statistical modeling. It is the first book devoted to the philosophy of data aimed at working scientists and calls for a new consideration in the practice of probability and statistics to eliminate what has been referred to as the 'Cult of Statistical Significance'.The book explains the philosophy of these ideas and not the mathematics, though there are a handful of mathematical examples. The topics are logically laid out, starting with basic philosophy as related to probability, statistics, and science, and stepping through the key probabilistic ideas and concepts, and ending with statistical models.Its jargon-free approach asserts that standard methods, such as out-of-the-box regression, cannot help in discovering cause. This new way of looking at uncertainty ties together disparate fields ― probability, physics, biology, the “soft” sciences, computer science ― because each aims at discovering cause (of effects). It broadens the understanding beyond frequentist and Bayesian methods to propose a Third Way of modeling.Presents a complete argument showing why probability should be treated as a part of logicBroadens understanding beyond frequentist and Bayesian methods, proposing a Third Way of modelingProposes that p-values should die, and along with them, hypothesis testingWilliam M. Briggs, PhD, is Adjunct Professor of Statistics at Cornell University. Having earned both his PhD in Statistics and MSc in Atmospheric Physics from Cornell University, he served as the editor of the American Meteorological Society journal and has published over 60 papers. He studies the philosophy of science, the use and misuses of uncertainty - from truth to modeling. Early in life, he began his career as a cryptologist for the Air Force, then slipped into weather and climate forecasting, and later matured into an epistemologist. Currently, he has a popular, long-running blog on the subjects written about here, with about 70,000 - 90,000 monthly readers. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Nature's Mutiny: How the Little Ice Age of the Long Seventeenth Century Transformed the West and Shaped the Present

Pdf Math Nature's Mutiny: How the Little Ice Age of the Long Seventeenth Century Transformed the West and Shaped the Present

Pdf:Nature's Mutiny: How the Little Ice Age of the Long Seventeenth Century Transformed the West and Shaped the Present.Review “Drawing on rich sources, including diaries, letters, account ledgers, paintings, and religious sermons as well as data gleaned by climate historians and scientists, journalist and translator Blom creates a vivid picture of the European landscape during the Little Ice Age and of social, political, and cultural changes that may have been accelerated by climate change.... An absorbing and revealing portrait of profound natural disaster.” - Kirkus Reviews Read more About the Author The author of Fracture: Life and Culture in the West and The Vertigo Years, Philipp Blom was born in Hamburg in 1970. After studying in Vienna and Oxford, he worked in publishing as a journalist and translator in London and Paris. He lives in Vienna. Read more

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Calculus: Early Transcendentals

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Pdf:Calculus: Early Transcendentals.About the Author The late James Stewart received his M.S. from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He did research at the University of London and was influenced by the famous mathematician George Polya at Stanford University. Stewart was most recently Professor of Mathematics at McMaster University, and his research field was harmonic analysis. Stewart was the author of a best-selling calculus textbook series published by Cengage Learning, including CALCULUS, CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS, and CALCULUS: CONCEPTS AND CONTEXTS, as well as a series of precalculus texts. Read more

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The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

Pdf Math The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

Pdf:The Visual Display of Quantitative Information.The classic book on statistical graphics, charts, tables. Theory and practice in the design of data graphics, 250 illustrations of the best (and a few of the worst) statistical graphics, with detailed analysis of how to display data for precise, effective, quick analysis. Design of the high-resolution displays, small multiples. Editing and improving graphics. The data-ink ratio. Time-series, relational graphics, data maps, multivariate designs. Detection of graphical deception: design variation vs. data variation. Sources of deception. Aesthetics and data graphical displays. This is the second edition of The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. Recently published, this new edition provides excellent color reproductions of the many graphics of William Playfair, adds color to other images, and includes all the changes and corrections accumulated during 17 printings of the first edition. Read more

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Regents Exams and Answers: Algebra I (Barron's Regents NY)

Pdf Math Regents Exams and Answers: Algebra I (Barron's Regents NY)

Pdf:Regents Exams and Answers: Algebra I (Barron's Regents NY).Barron’s Regents Exams and Answers: Algebra I provides essential review for students taking the Algebra I Regents, including actual exams administered for the course, thorough answer explanations, and comprehensive review of all topics. This edition features:Six actual, administered Regents exams so students can get familiar with the testComprehensive review questions grouped by topic, to help refresh skills learned in classThorough explanations for all answersScore analysis charts to help identify strengths and weaknessesStudy tips and test-taking strategiesAll pertinent math topics are covered, including sets, algebraic language, linear equations and formulas, ratios, rates, and proportions, polynomials and factoring, radicals and right triangles, area and volume, and quadratic and exponential functions.Looking for additional practice and review? Check out Barron’s Algebra I Power Pack two-volume set, which includes Let’s Review Algebra I in addition to the Regents Exams and Answers: Algebra I book.

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Statistics For Dummies (For Dummies (Math & Science))

Pdf Math Statistics For Dummies (For Dummies (Math & Science))

Pdf:Statistics For Dummies (For Dummies (Math & Science)).From the Back Cover Grasp statistical ideas, formulas, and calculations Interpret graphs and polls and determine probability Analyze data using many techniques The simple way to study statistics Stymied by statistics? Fear not! In easy-to-understand terms, this guide shows you how to make sense of statistics. From collecting, graphing, and critiquing data to calculating confidence intervals and hypothesis tests, you'll have everything you need to analyze data with confidence. In no time, you'll be deciphering binomial, normal, t-, and sampling distributions; tackling regression and two-way tables; and much more. Inside… Plain-English definitions Understanding and critiquing polls Information on organizing data Explanations of random variables Facts about the Central Limit Theorem Data analysis tools Read more About the Author Deborah J. Rumsey, PhD, is Professor of Statistics and Statistics Education Specialist at The Ohio State University. She is the author of Statistics Workbook For Dummies, Statistics II For Dummies, and Probability For Dummies. Read more

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Calculus For Dummies (For Dummies (Math & Science))

Pdf Math Calculus For Dummies (For Dummies (Math & Science))

Pdf:Calculus For Dummies (For Dummies (Math & Science)).From the Back Cover An easy-to-follow introduction to calculus Detailed explanations of differentiation and integration Real-life examples of when calculus comes in handy Conquer your calculus confusion If the thought of studying calculus makes you sweat, relax and fret no more! This hands-on, friendly guide makes calculus manageable. It leads you step-by-step through each concept, operation, and solution, explaining the 'how' and 'why' in plain English. Through detailed instruction and practical examples, you'll soon discover that calculus isn't nearly as bad as it's made out to be! Inside… What calculus is and why it works An algebra and trigonometry review The lowdown on limits How to use differentiation Integration techniques Infinite series Clever calculus shortcuts Read more About the Author Mark Ryan is the founder and owner of The Math Center, a math and test prep tutoring center in Winnetka, Illinois. He is the author of Calculus Workbook For Dummies, Calculus Essentials For Dummies, and three books on geometry in the For Dummies series. Ryan has taught junior high and high school math since 1989. He lives in Evanston, Illinois. Read more

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College Algebra (12th Edition)

Pdf Math College Algebra (12th Edition)

Pdf:College Algebra (12th Edition).About the Author Marge Lial (late) was always interested in math; it was her favorite subject in the first grade! Her desire to educate both her students and herself inspired the writing of numerous best-selling textbooks. Marge, who received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from California State University at Sacramento, was most recently affiliated with American River College. An avid reader and traveler, Marge’s travel experiences often find their way into her books as applications, exercise sets, and feature sets. She was particularly interested in archeology. Trips to various digs and ruin sites produced some fascinating problems for her textbooks, involving such topics as the building of Mayan pyramids and the acoustics of ancient ball courts in the Yucatan.   When John Hornsby enrolled as an undergraduate at Louisiana State University, he was uncertain whether he wanted to study mathematics education or journalism. His ultimate decision was to become a teacher, and now after more than twenty-five years of teaching at the high school and university levels and fifteen years of writing mathematics textbooks, both of his goals have been realized. His love for both teaching andmathematics is evident in his passion for working with students and fellow teachers as well. His specific professional interests are recreational mathematics, mathematics history, and incorporating graphing calculators into the curriculum. John's personal life is busy, as he devotes time to his family (wife Gwen, and sons Chris, Jack, and Josh). He has been a rabid baseball fan all of his life. John's other hobbies include numismatics (the study of coins) and record collecting. He loves the music of the 1960s and has an extensive collection of the recorded works of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.   David Schneider has taught mathematics at universities for more than 34 years and has authored 36 books. He has an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Oberlin College and a PhD in mathematics from MIT. During most of his professional career, he was on the faculty of the University of Maryland—College Park. His hobbies include travel, dancing, bicycling, and hiking.   Callie Daniels has always had a passion for learning mathematics and brings that passion into the classroom with her students. She attended the University of the Ozarks on an athletic scholarship, playing both basketball and tennis. While there, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Mathematics Education as well as the NAIA Academic All-American Award. She has two Master’s degrees: one in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Missouri—Rolla, the second in Adult Education from the University of Missouri—St. Louis. Her hobbies include watching her sons play sports, riding horses, fishing, shooting photographs, and playing guitar. Her professional interests include improving success in the community college mathematics sequence, using technology to enhance students’ understanding of mathematics, and creating materials that support classroom teaching and student understanding.   Read more

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Calculus

Pdf Math Calculus

Pdf:Calculus.About the Author The late James Stewart received his M.S. from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He did research at the University of London and was influenced by the famous mathematician George Polya at Stanford University. Stewart was most recently Professor of Mathematics at McMaster University, and his research field was harmonic analysis. Stewart was the author of a best-selling calculus textbook series published by Cengage Learning, including CALCULUS, CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS, and CALCULUS: CONCEPTS AND CONTEXTS, as well as a series of precalculus texts. Read more

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Barron's Regents Exams and Answers: Algebra II (Barron's Regents NY)

Pdf Math Barron's Regents Exams and Answers: Algebra II (Barron's Regents NY)

Pdf:Barron's Regents Exams and Answers: Algebra II (Barron's Regents NY).Barron's Regents Exams and Answers: Algebra II provides essential review for students taking the Algebra II (Common Core) exam, including actual exams administered for the course, thorough answer explanations, and comprehensive review of all topics. This edition features:Four actual, administered Regents exams so students can get familiar with the testComprehensive review questions grouped by topic, to help refresh skills learned in classThorough explanations for all answersScore analysis charts to help identify strengths and weaknessesStudy tips and test-taking strategiesAll algebra II topics are covered, including Polynomial Equations, Rational Equations, Exponential and Logarithmic Equations, Systems of Equations with Three Variables, Functions, Sequences, and Probability.Looking for additional practice and review? Check out Barron’s Algebra II Power Pack two-volume set, which includes Let’s Review Algebra II in addition to the Regents Exams and Answers: Algebra II book.

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Scale: The Universal Laws of Life, Growth, and Death in Organisms, Cities, and Companies

Pdf Math Scale: The Universal Laws of Life, Growth, and Death in Organisms, Cities, and Companies

Pdf:Scale: The Universal Laws of Life, Growth, and Death in Organisms, Cities, and Companies.Review “An enchanting intellectual odyssey…also a satisfying personal and professional memoir of a distinguished scientist whose life’s work came to be preoccupied with finding ways to break down traditional boundaries between disciplines to solve the long-term global challenges of sustainability…. Mr. West manages to deliver a lot of theory and history accessibly and entertainingly… Provocative and fascinating.”—The New York Times“Scale, a grand synthesis of topics [Geoffrey West] has studied for several decades, makes an important and eloquent case for the significance [of universal laws of size and growth] in an ecology of the natural and human world — and in understanding whether the two can fit together.” —Nature“West’s insightful analysis and astute observations patiently build an intellectual framework that is ultimately highly rewarding, offering a new perspective on the many scales with which nature and society challenge us…A fascinating journey.” – Science Magazine'This is the sort of big-ideas book that comes along only every few years, the kind that changes the conversation in boardroom, common room and dining room....A book full of thrilling ideas.' —The Sunday Times (London)“From a dean of complexity theory comes a sharp consideration of the pace and pattern of life in a universe of 'complex adaptive systems” …West's book is a succession of charts, graphs, and aha moments, all deeply learned but lightly worn. By the end of the book, readers will understand such oddments as why it is that the hearts of all animals, from mouse to elephant, beat roughly the same number of times across a lifespan and why the pace of life increases so markedly as the population grows (which explains why people walk faster, it turns out, in big cities than out in the countryside) …Illuminating and entertaining—heady science written for a lay readership, bringing scaling theory and kindred ideas to a large audience.”—Kirkus Reviews 'I can think of no more exciting thinker in the world today than Geoffrey West. By bringing a physicist's razor-sharp mind to wonderfully surprising questions -- 'Why Aren’t There Mammals the Size of Tiny Ants?' or 'Are Cities and Companies Just Very Large Organisms?' -- West forces us to see everything anew, from our own bodies to the mega-cities our species increasingly chooses to inhabit. Scale is a firework display of popular science.' —Niall Ferguson, senior fellow, the Hoover Institution“This spectacular book on how logarithmic scaling governs everything is packed with news—from the self-similar dynamics of cells and ecosystems to exactly why companies always die and cities don’t. I dog-eared and marked up damn near every page.” —Stewart Brand, creator of the Whole Earth Catalog  “Geoffrey West's Scale is filled with brilliant insights. He illuminates the laws of nature underlying everything from tiny organisms and humans to cities and companies, and provides a quantitative framework for decoding the deep complexity of our interconnected world. If you want to know why companies fail, how cities persist and what is needed to sustain our civilization in this era of rapid innovation, read this amazing book.” —Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce  “When Geoffrey West, a brilliant theoretical physicist, turned his lens to the study of life spans, biological systems or cities he stumbled onto a game-changing universal insight about growth and sustainability. Scale is dazzling and provocative and West proves himself to be a compelling and entertaining writer—this is a book we will be talking about for a long time.” —Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone  “If there were a Nobel Prize for transdisciplinary science Geoffrey West would have won it for the work covered in Scale. This is a book of great originality and deep importance, containing startling insights about topics as seemingly unrelated as aging and death, sleep, metabolism, cities, energy use, creativity, corporations, and even the sustainability of our existence.  If you are curious about how the world really works, you must read this book.” —Bill Miller, Chairman, Emeritus, Sante Fe Institute  “Geoffrey West’s Scale is a revelation. Based on his path breaking theory and research on super-linear scaling, it provides powerful new insights into the basic scientific laws that power our modern society and economy, its startup companies, large corporations and cities.  The book is a must read for CEOs, technologists, mayors, urban leaders and anyone who wants to understand the simple laws that shape the complex, self-organizing world in which we live.” —Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class “This is an important and original book, of immense scope. Geoffrey West is a polymath, whose insights range over physics, biology and the social sciences. He shows that the sizes, shapes and lifetimes of living things - despite their amazing diversity -- display surprising correlations and patterns, and that these follow from basic physical principles. He then discovers, more surprisingly, the emergence of similar 'scaling laws' in human societies - in our cities, companies and social networks. These findings are presented in clear non-technical prose, enlivened by anecdotes which convey how these concepts arose, and thoughtful assessment of why they're important for those planning our future. This fascinating book deserves very wide readership.” —Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and author of Just Six Numbers “Each human should learn to read and write, to count, and for those who know how to count, scalability. Scaling is the most important yet most hidden and rarely discussed attribute—without understanding it one cannot possibly understand the world. This book will expand your thinking from three dimensions to four. Get two copies, just in case you lose one.” —Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of the Incerto“An absolutely riveting read. Like the best detective story, West lays out the amazing challenge of understanding why animals, cities and companies all scale so uniformly and then skillfully lets us into the secrets that his detective work has uncovered. This book captures the spirit of science in the 21st century, revealing the deep connections not just across physics and biology but society and life. The book is a perfect balance between the big scientific story and West’s own personal narrative. We accompany the author on his quest to face up to his own mortality while at the same time being exposed to the theoretical discoveries that West has pioneered in his groundbreaking work.” —Marcus du Sautoy, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University and author of The Great Unknown   “It’s rare in the history of science that someone has a big, bold, beautiful, stunningly simple new idea that also turns out to be right. Geoffrey West had one. And Scale is its story.” —Steven Strogatz, Professor of Mathematics at Cornell University and  author of The Joy of X Read more About the Author Geoffrey West is a theoretical physicist whose primary interests have been in fundamental questions in physics and biology. West is a Senior Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory and a distinguished professor at the Sante Fe Institute, where he served as the president from 2005-2009. In 2006 he was named to Time’s list of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World.” Read more

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Algebra I Workbook For Dummies

Pdf Math Algebra I Workbook For Dummies

Pdf:Algebra I Workbook For Dummies.From the Back Cover Find FREE quizzes for every chapter online Understand expressions, signs, and factoring Master variables and equation-solving Conquer algebra with practice problems and quizzes! The best way to learn algebra is to work the problems and let the numbers fly. So get into this hands-on study guide, packed with hundreds of problems to solve and explanations to learn from! Need extra help with quadratic equations, formulas, or graphing? There's a chapter for that. Then check out the companion website where you'll find a quiz for every chapter! Inside… Apply algebraic basics in different situations Handle binomials and trinomials Master formulas and factoring Work with linear and quadratic equations Understand radical and absolute value equations Solve story problems FREE 1-year access to chapter quizzes online! Read more About the Author Mary Jane Sterling taught algebra, business calculus, geometry, and finite math-ematics at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, for more than 30 years. She is the author of Algebra I For Dummies and Algebra II For Dummies. Read more

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Practical Algebra: A Self-Teaching Guide, Second Edition

Pdf Math Practical Algebra: A Self-Teaching Guide, Second Edition

Pdf:Practical Algebra: A Self-Teaching Guide, Second Edition.From the Publisher With a ``learn-by-doing'' approach, it reviews and teaches elementary and some intermediate algebra. While rigorous enough to be used as a college or high school text, the format is reader friendly, particularly in this Second Edition, and clear enough to be used for self-study in a non-classroom environment. ``Pre-test'' material enables readers to target problem areas quickly and skip areas that are already well understood. Some new material has been added to the Second Edition and redundant or confusing material omitted. The first chapter has undergone major revision. Chapters feature ``post-tests'' for self-evaluation. Thousands of practice problems, questions and answers make this algebra review a unique and practical text. Read more From the Back Cover Practical Algebra If you studied algebra years ago and now need a refresher course in order to use algebraic principles on the job, or if you’re a student who needs an introduction to the subject, here’s the perfect book for you. Practical Algebra is an easy and fun-to-use workout program that quickly puts you in command of all the basic concepts and tools of algebra. With the aid of practical, real-life examples and applications, you’ll learn: The basic approach and application of algebra to problem solving The number system (in a much broader way than you have known it from arithmetic) Monomials and polynomials; factoring algebraic expressions; how to handle algebraic fractions; exponents, roots, and radicals; linear and fractional equations Functions and graphs; quadratic equations; inequalities; ratio, proportion, and variation; how to solve word problems, and more Authors Peter Selby and Steve Slavin emphasize practical algebra throughout by providing you with techniques for solving problems in a wide range of disciplines—from engineering, biology, chemistry, and the physical sciences, to psychology and even sociology and business administration. Step by step, Practical Algebra shows you how to solve algebraic problems in each of these areas, then allows you to tackle similar problems on your own, at your own pace. Self-tests are provided at the end of each chapter so you can measure your mastery. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Data Visualization: A Practical Introduction

Pdf Math Data Visualization: A Practical Introduction

Pdf:Data Visualization: A Practical Introduction.Review “Finally! A data visualization guide that is simultaneously practical and elegant. Healy combines the beauty and insight of Tufte with the concrete helpfulness of Stack Exchange. Data Visualization is brimming with insights into how quantitative analysts can use visualization as a tool for understanding and communication. A must-read for anyone who works with data.”―Elizabeth Bruch, University of Michigan“Healy’s fun and readable book is unusual in covering the ‘why do’ as well as the ‘how to’ of data visualization, demonstrating how dataviz is a key step in all stages of social science―from theory construction to measurement to modeling and interpretation of analyses―and giving readers the tools to integrate visualization into their own work.”―Andrew Gelman, author of Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State: Why Americans Vote the Way They Do“Data Visualization is a brilliant book that not only teaches the reader how to visualize data but also carefully considers why data visualization is essential for good social science. The book is broadly relevant, beautifully rendered, and engagingly written. It is easily accessible for students at any level and will be an incredible teaching resource for courses on research methods, statistics, and data visualization. It is packed full of clear-headed and sage insights.”―Becky Pettit, University of Texas at Austin“Healy provides a unique introduction to the process of visualizing quantitative data, offering a remarkably coherent treatment that will appeal to novices and advanced analysts alike. There is no other book quite like this.”―Thomas J. Leeper, London School of Economics“Kieran Healy has written a wonderful book that fills an important niche in an increasingly crowded landscape of materials about software in R. Data Visualization is clear, beautifully formatted, and full of careful insights.”―Brandon Stewart, Princeton University“Healy’s prose is clear and direct. I came away from this book with a much better understanding of both visualizations and R.”―Neal Caren, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill“Innovative and extraordinarily well-written.”―Jeremy Freese, Stanford University Read more About the Author Kieran Healy is associate professor of sociology at Duke University. He is the author of Last Best Gifts: Altruism and the Market for Human Blood and Organs. Read more

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Algebra Essentials Practice Workbook with Answers: Linear & Quadratic Equations, Cross Multiplying, and Systems of Equations: Improve Your Math Fluency Series

Pdf Math Algebra Essentials Practice Workbook with Answers:  Linear & Quadratic Equations, Cross Multiplying, and Systems of Equations: Improve Your Math Fluency Series

Pdf:Algebra Essentials Practice Workbook with Answers: Linear & Quadratic Equations, Cross Multiplying, and Systems of Equations: Improve Your Math Fluency Series.From the Author Question: Should the answer to page 56, problem 9 be squareroot(7/5)?Answer: Actually, that's the same as the answer listed if you rationalize the denominator.Question: Can you show me how to solve exercise 10 on page 39?Answer: The section with fractions seems to draw many questions. All the more reason students need to practice this.1 - 5x/2 = 3 - 2xAdd 5x/2 to both sides to get 1 = 3 - 2x + 5x/2Write 2x as 4x/2 so that you can combine the variable terms with a common denominator: 1 = 3 - 4x/2 + 5x/2This simplifies to 1 = 3 + x/2.Isolate the unknown term by subtracting 3 from both sides: -2 = x/2.Multiply both sides by 2 to get -4 = x.Question: Could you please check the answer to page 32, exercise 5?Answer: Even better, I will work out the solution for you so that you can follow along.-x/5 - 3x/2 = -x/5 + 5/3Add x/5 to both sides to separate the variable terms (with x) from the constant term (5/3).-3x/2 = 5/3Multiply both sides by 2.-3x = 10/3Divide both sides by -3x = -10/9The answer listed in the back of the book is -10/9. You can also verify this answer with an online algebra solver, such as Mathematica offers.Checking Your Answers:There can be multiple ways of expressing the same answer. Here are a few examples:Student's answer = 12/8. Listed answer = 3/2. Both are the same. It's standard form to reduce fractions when possible, so the book lists 3/2 as the answer. The student's answer of 12/8 is not technically incorrect.Student's answer = 1/sqrt(2). Listed answer = sqrt(2)/2. Both are the same. It's standard form to rationalize the denominator, so the book lists sqrt(2)/2 as the answer. Multiply both numerator and denominator by squareroot(2) to go from 1/sqrt(2) to sqrt(2)/2.Student's answer = sqrt(12). Listed answer = 2sqrt(3). Both are the same. It's standard form to factor out perfect squares, so the book lists 2sqrt(3) as the answer. Squareroot(12) = squareroot(3 x 4) = squareroot(3) x squareroot(4) = 2 x squareroot(3).Students who don't reduce their fractions, factor out perfect squares, or rationalize their denominators may feel that the book's answer is incorrect, but that's not the case. Even some popular online equation solvers fail to rationalize the denominator, so a student who obtains 1/sqrt(2) as the answer and gets the same answer with an online equation solver might wonder if the book's answer of sqrt(2)/2 is incorrect. However, the book's answer is correct, and is also in standard form.There is a simple way to check your answers. Enter both expressions in your calculator and display the answer as a decimal. This way, you can see that both 1/sqrt(2) and sqrt(2)/2 equal 0.70710678... If you reduce your fractions, factor out perfect squares, and rationalize your denominators, this won't be an issue. Read more About the Author Chris McMullen is a physics instructor at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. He earned his Ph.D. in phenomenological high-energy physics (particle physics) from Oklahoma State University in 2002. Originally from California, he earned his Master's degree from California State University, Northridge, where his thesis was in the field of electron spin resonance. As a physics teacher, Dr. McMullen observed that many students lack fluency in fundamental math skills. In an effort to help students of all ages and levels master basic math skills, he has published this Improve Your Math Fluency Series of math workbooks on arithmetic, fractions, algebra, and trigonometry. Read more

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Competition Math for Middle School

Pdf Math Competition Math for Middle School

Pdf:Competition Math for Middle School.About the Author Jason Batterson is a curriculum developer at Art of Problem Solving (www.artofproblemsolving.com). From 2008-2010, Batterson taught math and ran the competition program at Ligon Middle School in Raleigh, NC. The school won state MATHCOUNTS championships in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and has consistently been the top middle school in the state for both the AMC8 and AMC10 competitions. In 2008 he was a recipient of the Edyth May Sliffe Award from the Mathematical Association of America for distinguished teaching in mathematics. Read more

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Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum

Pdf Math Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum

Pdf:Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum.Review 'If you're ever banished to a desert island and allowed to take just one book, here it is. Given enough time, with no distractions, you could use it to eventually master quantum mechanics.'―Science News'Susskind and Friedman's persuasive overview--and their insistence on explaining...exactly what it is that is strange about quantum mechanics--may be just what is needed.'―Nature'If you want to know how physicists really think about the world, this book is the place to start.'―Sean Carroll, author of The Particle at the End of the Universe Read more About the Author Leonard Susskind has been the Felix Bloch Professor in Theoretical Physics at Stanford University since 1978. He is the author (with George Hrabovsky) of The Theoretical Minimum, as well as The Black Hole War and The Cosmic Landscape. He lives in Palo Alto, California.Art Friedman is a data consultant who previously spent fifteen years at Hewlett-Packard as a software engineer. A lifelong student of physics, he lives in Mountain View, California. Read more

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Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

Pdf Math Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

Pdf:Social Statistics for a Diverse Society.Review 'Great text with great examples that relate to the diversity/inequality.  Our department has a strong focus on inequality – that is exactly why I use this text.  I have reviewed a lot of other books and this is the only one I would ever assign/use. ' Author: Heather Macpherson Parrott Published On: 2015-12-11'We go over the computer-generated SPSS output [in the text] because students are required to take a data analysis course after this course [where they] use SPSS to analyze their own data. So, it is helpful to the students to know what SPSS is and what it looks like.' Author: David A. Gay'The writing style of this book is straightforward, comprehensive, approachable. It does not talk down to the students, but meets them halfway between having high expectations and pandering to them like so many textbooks are doing these days.' Author: Lindsey Peterson Published On: 2015-12-11The authors are very skilled at introducing students to relevant examples of social scientific literature that utilize the concepts and statistics covered in the text. The book also serves as a great reference tool for interpreting social scientific literature. Author: Christopher Donoghue Published On: 2015-12-11 Read more About the Author Chava Frankfort-Nachmias is an Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. She is the coauthor of Research Methods in the Social Sciences (with David Nachmias), coeditor of Sappho in the Holy Land (with Erella Shadmi) and numerous publications on ethnicity and development, urban revitalization, science and gender, and women in Israel. She was the recipient of the University of Wisconsin System teaching improvement grant on integrating race, ethnicity, and gender into the social statistics and research methods curriculum. She is also the coauthor (with Anna Leon-Guerrero) of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society. Read more

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Trigonometry (11th Edition)

Pdf Math Trigonometry (11th Edition)

Pdf:Trigonometry (11th Edition).About the Author Marge Lial (late) was always interested in math; it was her favorite subject in the first grade! Her desire to educate both her students and herself inspired the writing of numerous best-selling textbooks. Marge, who received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from California State University at Sacramento, was most recently affiliated with American River College. An avid reader and traveler, Marge’s travel experiences often find their way into her books as applications, exercise sets, and feature sets. She was particularly interested in archeology. Trips to various digs and ruin sites produced some fascinating problems for her textbooks, involving such topics as the building of Mayan pyramids and the acoustics of ancient ball courts in the Yucatan.   When John Hornsby enrolled as an undergraduate at Louisiana State University, he was uncertain whether he wanted to study mathematics education or journalism. His ultimate decision was to become a teacher, and now after more than twenty-five years of teaching at the high school and university levels and fifteen years of writing mathematics textbooks, both of his goals have been realized. His love for both teaching andmathematics is evident in his passion for working with students and fellow teachers as well. His specific professional interests are recreational mathematics, mathematics history, and incorporating graphing calculators into the curriculum. John's personal life is busy, as he devotes time to his family (wife Gwen, and sons Chris, Jack, and Josh). He has been a rabid baseball fan all of his life. John's other hobbies include numismatics (the study of coins) and record collecting. He loves the music of the 1960s and has an extensive collection of the recorded works of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.   David Schneider has taught mathematics at universities for more than 34 years and has authored 36 books. He has an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Oberlin College and a PhD in mathematics from MIT. During most of his professional career, he was on the faculty of the University of Maryland—College Park. His hobbies include travel, dancing, bicycling, and hiking.   Callie Daniels has always had a passion for learning mathematics and brings that passion into the classroom with her students. She attended the University of the Ozarks on an athletic scholarship, playing both basketball and tennis. While there, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Mathematics Education as well as the NAIA Academic All-American Award. She has two Master’s degrees: one in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Missouri—Rolla, the second in Adult Education from the University of Missouri—St. Louis. Her hobbies include watching her sons play sports, riding horses, fishing, shooting photographs, and playing guitar. Her professional interests include improving success in the community college mathematics sequence, using technology to enhance students’ understanding of mathematics, and creating materials that support classroom teaching and student understanding.   Read more

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Painless Algebra (Painless Series)

Pdf Math Painless Algebra (Painless Series)

Pdf:Painless Algebra (Painless Series).Review 'The books are for middle through high school but would be useful for all ages. They would make great home-schooling as well as tutoring resources. The concepts and explanations are clear enough to make the books useful for self-instruction as well. These might be multiple copy purchases, as keeping these titles on the shelf could be a problem.'—VOYA Read more

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Statistics Essentials For Dummies

Pdf Math Statistics Essentials For Dummies

Pdf:Statistics Essentials For Dummies.From the Back Cover Just the essential concepts you need to get ahead in statistics This practical guide sticks to the point with discrete explanations of essential concepts taught in a typical first semester statistics course. From graphs and confidence intervals to regression and hypothesis testing, the nitty-gritty information presented here is perfect to use in studying for exams, doing homework, or as a quick reference. Chart your statistics course — get a handle on charts, graphs, and descriptive stats from standard deviations to correlations Know your distributions — understand the probabilities for the normal, binomial, and t Do the analysis — handle hypothesis tests, confidence intervals, regression, and two-way tables with ease Take it to the limit — get the lowdown on sampling distributions and the Central Limit Theorem Roll up your sleeves — discover the many experiments, surveys, and tests you'll encounter in statistics Open the book and find: Descriptive stats, charts, and graphs Binomial, normal, and t-distributions The Central Limit Theorem Correlation and regression Hypothesis tests and confidence intervals Probabilities for two-way tables Checklists for evaluating surveys and experiments Ten common statistical mistakes Learn to: Exactly what you need to know about statistical ideas and techniques The 'must-know' formulas and calculations Core topics in quick, focused lessons Read more About the Author Deborah Rumsey, PhD, is an Auxiliary Professor and Statistics Education Specialist at The Ohio State University. She is the author of Statistics For Dummies, Statistics II For Dummies, Statistics Workbook For Dummies, and Probability For Dummies. Read more

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Let's Review Algebra I (Barron's Regents NY)

Pdf Math Let's Review Algebra I (Barron's Regents NY)

Pdf:Let's Review Algebra I (Barron's Regents NY).About the Author Gary Rubinstein has a BA in mathematics from Tufts University and an MS in computer science from The University of Colorado. He has been a math teacher in Houston, Denver, and is currently teaching in New York. Gary was once voted 'Teacher of the Year' and is a three-time recipient of the Math For America Master Teacher Fellowship. Read more

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Precalculus (10th Edition)

Pdf Math Precalculus (10th Edition)

Pdf:Precalculus (10th Edition).About the Author Michael Sullivan, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Chicago State University, received a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Mike taught at Chicago State for 35 years before recently retiring. He is a native of Chicago’s South Side and divides his time between a home in Oak Lawn IL and a condo in Naples FL.   Mike is a member of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America. He is a past president of the Text and Academic Authors Association and is currently Treasurer of its Foundation. He is a member of the TAA Council of Fellows and was awarded the TAA Mike Keedy award in 1997 and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. In addition, he represents TAA on the Authors Coalition of America.   Mike has been writing textbooks for more than 35 years and currently has 15 books in print, twelve with Pearson Education. When not writing, he enjoys tennis, golf, gardening, and travel.   Mike has four children: Kathleen teaches college mathematics; Michael III teaches college mathematics and is his coauthor on two precalculus series; Dan works in publishing; and Colleen teaches middle-school and secondary school mathematics. Twelve grandchildren round out the family.   Read more

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Statistical Rethinking: A Bayesian Course with Examples in R and Stan (Chapman & Hall/CRC Texts in Statistical Science)

Pdf Math Statistical Rethinking: A Bayesian Course with Examples in R and Stan (Chapman & Hall/CRC Texts in Statistical Science)

Pdf:Statistical Rethinking: A Bayesian Course with Examples in R and Stan (Chapman & Hall/CRC Texts in Statistical Science).Review '… I am quite impressed by Statistical Rethinking … I like the highly personal style with clear attempts to make the concepts memorable for students by resorting to external concepts. … it introduces Bayesian thinking and critical modeling through specific problems and spelled out R codes, if not dedicated datasets. Statistical Rethinking manages this all-inclusive most nicely … an impressive book that I do not hesitate recommending for prospective data analysts and applied statisticians!'―Christian Robert (Université Paris-Dauphine, PSL Research University, and University of Warwick) on his blog, April 2016 'Statistical Rethinking is a fun and inspiring look at the hows, whats, and whys of statistical modeling. This is a rare and valuable book that combines readable explanations, computer code, and active learning.'―Andrew Gelman, Columbia University 'This is an exceptional book. The author is very clear that this book has been written as a course . . . Strengths of the book include this clear conceptual exposition of statistical thinking as well as the focus on applying the material to real phenomena.'―Paul Hewson, Plymouth University, 2016 'The book contains a good selection of extension activities, which are labelled according to difficulty. There are occasional paragraphs labelled ‘rethinking’ or ‘overthinking’ that contain finer details. The presentation is replete with metaphors ranging from the ‘statistical Golems’ in Chapter 1 through ‘Monsters and Mixtures’ in Chapter 11 and ‘Adventures in Covariance’ in Chapter 13.'―Diego Andrés Pérez Ruiz, University of Manchester Read more About the Author Richard McElreath is the director of the Department of Human Behavior, Ecology, and Culture at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. He is also a professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis. His work lies at the intersection of evolutionary and cultural anthropology, specifically how the evolution of fancy social learning in humans accounts for the unusual nature of human adaptation and extraordinary scale and variety of human societies. Read more

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ATI TEAS Study Manual: TEAS 6 Study Guide & Practice Test Questions for the Test of Essential Academic Skills (Sixth Edition)

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Pdf:ATI TEAS Study Manual: TEAS 6 Study Guide & Practice Test Questions for the Test of Essential Academic Skills (Sixth Edition).Test Prep Book's ATI TEAS Study Manual: TEAS 6 Study Guide & Practice Test Questions for the Test of Essential Academic Skills (Sixth Edition)Developed by Test Prep Books for test takers trying to achieve a passing score on the TEAS 6 exam, this comprehensive study guide includes:•Quick Overview•Test-Taking Strategies•Introduction•Reading•Mathematics•Science•English and Language Usage•Practice Questions•Detailed Answer ExplanationsDisclaimer: TEAS® is a registered trademark of the Assessment Technologies Institute®, which is unaffiliated, not a sponsor, or associated with Test Prep Books. Each section of the test has a comprehensive review created by Test Prep Books that goes into detail to cover all of the content likely to appear on the TEAS test.The Test Prep Books TEAS practice test questions are each followed by detailed answer explanations. If you miss a question, it's important that you are able to understand the nature of your mistake and how to avoid making it again in the future. The answer explanations will help you to learn from your mistakes and overcome them.Understanding the latest test-taking strategies is essential to preparing you for what you will expect on the exam. A test taker has to not only understand the material that is being covered on the test, but also must be familiar with the strategies that are necessary to properly utilize the time provided and get through the test without making any avoidable errors. Test Prep Books has drilled down the top test-taking tips for you to know. Anyone planning to take this exam should take advantage of the TEAS test prep review material, practice test questions, and test-taking strategies contained in this Test Prep Books study guide.

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Team Human

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Pdf:Team Human.Review “[A] thoroughly fascinating exploration of the long interplay between power and the technologies of communication…. Rushkoff's knowledge of digital technology shines … This is an important book that readers are going to want to share with others. ” - Adam Frank, NPR“[Rushkoff] paints our current predicament with infectious élan and energy.” - Wall Street Journal“Original and uplifting. Just the book America needs right now. In his unique and engaging style, Rushkoff reminds us of our human essence: we are social creatures, and if we trust this truth about ourselves we can accomplish the seemingly impossible.” - Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet and Daring Democracy“Rushkoff is the gold standard. He always knows what tech is up to―and he’s usually prophetic. Now he’s here to tell us how our Silicon masters are attempting to pit us against one another for their own gain. Go Team Human.” - Walter Kirn, author of Blood Will Out and Up in the Air“A vivid thinker, Rushkoff is an insightful and acerbic antidote to Facebook, cultural hegemony, and the corporatization of everything.” - Seth Godin, bestselling author of The Dip, Linchpin, and What to Do When It’s Your Turn (and It’s Always Your Turn)“Can the revolution start already? This book will help us. Thank God for Douglas Rushkoff.” - Parker Posey“Technology can be a force for good or amplify our self-destructive capacities. In Team Human, the always-brilliant Douglas Rushkoff reminds us that the tools we design design us in turn, and offers a vision to invert our tools and make them better.” - Jason Silva, host of National Geographic’s Brain Games“An astonishing, paradigm-shifting must-read for all inhabitants of the twenty-first century. Precisely and cogently written. Rushkoff’s best work so far.” - Grant Morrison“A searing critique…Visionary, original, and inspirational. If you’re not already a member of Team Human, you will be once you’ve finished reading it.” - Jeremy Lent, author of The Patterning Instinct“[A] catalyst for conversations on what it means to be human.” - Booklist Read more About the Author Named one of the world’s ten most influential intellectuals by MIT, Douglas Rushkoff is an award-winning author, broadcaster, and documentarian who studies human autonomy in the digital age. The host of the popular Team Human podcast, Rushkoff has written twenty books, including the bestsellers Present Shock and Program or Be Programmed; written regular columns for Medium, CNN, Daily Beast, and the Guardian; and made the PBS Frontline documentaries “Generation Like” and “Merchants of Cool.” Rushkoff coined such concepts as “viral media” and “social currency,” and has been a leading voice for applying digital media toward social and economic justice. He is a research fellow of the Institute for the Future, and founder of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at CUNY/Queens, where he is a professor of media theory and digital economics. He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. Read more

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Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World: An Identification Guide

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Pdf:Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World: An Identification Guide.About the Author PAUL STAMETS is the founder of Fungi Perfecti and codirector and founder of the Rainforest Mushroom Genome and Mycodiversity Preservation Project. He is the author of two seminal textbooks, The Mushroom Cultivator and GROWING GOURMET AND MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS, has been published in numerous journals, and is presenting more lectures on mycology than he can keep track of. An advisor and consultant to the Program for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Medical School and the 1998 recipient of the Collective Heritage Institute’s Bioneers Award, Stamets lives in Kamilche Point, Washington with his collection of more than 250 medicinal mushroom cultures. Read more

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Reactions: An Illustrated Exploration of Elements, Molecules, and Change in the Universe

Pdf Math Reactions: An Illustrated Exploration of Elements, Molecules, and Change in the Universe

Pdf:Reactions: An Illustrated Exploration of Elements, Molecules, and Change in the Universe.About the Author Theodore Gray is the author of the recently released Reactions as well as The Elements, Molecules and Theodore Gray's Completely Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do At Home, But Probably Shouldn't. He is the creator of the bestselling iPad apps 'Elements' and 'Molecules,' which have both been named 'App of the Week' by Apple and was Director of 'Disney Animated' (also honored by Apple as 'iPad App of the Year'). Gray appeared on stage with Steve Jobs several times in his capacity as a software creator. He also co-founded Wolfram Research, Inc., makers of the widely-used software Mathematica and the Wolfram Alpha website. He lives in Urbana, Illinois. Nick Mann is the photographer of The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe and Molecules: The Elements and the Architecture of Everything. Aside from having photographed more elements, molecules, and reactions than probably anyone in the world, he is an accomplished landscape, sports, and event photographer. He also lives in Urbana, Illinois. Read more

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Microbiology: An Introduction

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Pdf:Microbiology: An Introduction.About the Author Gerard J. Tortora is a professor of biology and teaches microbiology, human anatomy, and physiology at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey. He received his M.A. in Biology from Montclair State College in 1965. He belongs to numerous biology/microbiology organizations, including the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), National Education Association (NEA), New Jersey Educational Association (NJEA), and the Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB). Jerry is the author of a number of biological science textbooks. In 1995, he was selected as one of the finest faculty scholars at Bergen Community College, and was named Distinguished Faculty Scholar. In 1996, Jerry received a National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) excellence award from the University of Texas and represented Bergen Community College in a campaign to increase awareness of the contributions of community colleges to higher education. Berdell R. Funke received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. in microbiology from Kansas State University. He has spent his professional years as a professor of microbiology at North Dakota State University. He taught introductory microbiology, including laboratory sections, general microbiology, food microbiology, soil microbiology, clinical parasitology, and pathogenic microbiology. As a research scientist in the Experiment Station at North Dakota State, he has published numerous papers on soil microbiology and food microbiology. Christine L. Case is a registered microbiologist and a professor of microbiology at Skyline College in San Bruno, California, where she has taught for the past 44 years. She received her EdD. in curriculum and instruction from Nova Southeastern University and her M.A. in microbiology from San Francisco State University. She was Director for the Society for Industrial Microbiology (SIM). She received the ASM and California Hayward outstanding educator awards. In addition to teaching, Chris contributes regularly to professional literature, develops innovative educational methodologies, and maintains a personal and professional commitment to conservation and the importance of science in society. Chris is also an avid photographer, and many of her photographs appear in this book. Read more

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Microbiology For Dummies (For Dummies Series)

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Pdf:Microbiology For Dummies (For Dummies Series).From the Back Cover Learn to: Grasp the basics of cell function Identify one-celled organisms, their genetics, and their interactions Discover the integral part microbes play in the ecosystem Make sense of the study of life—down to the tiniest organism Does microbiology make your head spin? You’re not alone. Luckily, this down-to-earth guide makes the study of this enormously encompassing subject accessible and fun. In no time, you’ll grasp life at the cellular level and transfer your knowledge of this minuscule topic to score big at exam time! It’s a small world — uncover the imperceptibly small—without losing sight of the big picture—with a plain-English intro to the fascinating subject of microbiology Meet the microorganisms — get to know the main types of microorganisms and the set of tools used to study them More than a bad rap — find out why microorganisms play a surprisingly vital role in the health of an ecosystem Behind microbial bars — step into the microbial cell and understand how they obtain energy and convert carbon into cellular material Fight the good fight — discover how to identify a microbial pathogen, find a list of diseases caused by microorganisms, and get the latest information on vaccines Open the book and find: Easy-to-follow explanations of microbial life What you need to know about photosynthesis Plain-English explanations of the process of chemolithotrophy The scoop on comparing respiration and fermentation Tips on taking the mystery out of words ending in –omics Creative ways to look at microbial communities Read more About the Author Jennifer C. Stearns, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University where, along with Dr. Surette, she pushes the boundaries of medical microbiology. Michael G. Surette, PhD, is appointed to both the Department of Medicine and the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University. Julienne C. Kaiser, MSc, is a PhD candidate in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Western University where she studies drug-resistant bacteria. Read more

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10% Human: How Your Body's Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness

Pdf Math 10% Human: How Your Body's Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness

Pdf:10% Human: How Your Body's Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness.Review “A fascinating look into the world of the microbiological hitchhikers that travel with us throughout our lives…Recommended for all readers, particularly those contending with the diseases listed and parents making health choices for their children that may have far-reaching consequences.” (Library Journal (starred review))“Exciting and novel…A fascinating study of the intertwined lives of microbes and humans…a manual for the new, healthy way of being dirty…Read it, and you will learn to love your microbiota.” (Newsweek)“A fascinating subject to consider…A beginner’s guide to microbiota…There’s value in Collen’s point about reconsidering what is truly healthy at a time when healthy living is so in vogue.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)“Collen’s evidence for how each person’s microbiota, or personal community of microbes, impacts his or her health is undeniably powerful. She creates compelling connections between microbes and the “twenty-first-century illnesses” that affect all of us in some way…” (Bustle)“A welcome antidote to the simplistic ‘boost your health with probiotics’ books and articles posing as science…fascinating…Collen always brings the story back to the human level…Everything you wanted to know about microbes but were afraid to ask.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))“Collen argues convincingly that our enthusiasm for killing human bacteria is playing a leading role in ailments ranging from immune problems and obesity to autism.” (The Listener, the 100 Best Books of the 2015)“Compelling…Packed with extensive research and interviews, with insights hidden like gems in the text… Adept at explaining complex topics like the workings of immune system cells, Collen is strong on biological and historical context for each point.” (Gut Microbiota Worldwatch)“Collen’s book satisfies on every level… 10% Human is a page-turner that will leave science-loving readers wishing for more.” (The ASCO Post)“This book was a mind-changer for me, but it has a moderate tone that will appeal to skeptics and believers alike. Please, please read this book. It will make you smarter about your own health, your children’s health and the sociology of human illness.” (Leeannesowel.com )“Fascinating… I like 10% Human because while talking to an incredibly specific topic, it highlights the wholeness of the whole. It reminds me that no matter how specific we get with anything-it’s always part of a bigger picture.” (Actionable Books) Read more About the Author Alanna Collen is a science writer with a master's degree in biology from Imperial College London and a PhD in evolutionary biology from University College London and the Zoological Society of London. She is a well-travelled zoologist, an expert in bat echolocation, and an accidental collector of tropical diseases. During her scientific career, Collen has written for the Sunday Times Magazine, as well as about wildlife for ARKive.org. She has appeared on both radio and television, including BBC Radio 4's The Tribes of Science and Saturday Live, and BBC One's adventure-wildlife show Lost Land of the Volcano. She lives in Bedfordshire, England, with her husband. Read more

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Game Theory and the Law

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Pdf:Game Theory and the Law.Review Game Theory and the Law promises to be the definitive guide to the field. It provides a highly sophisticated yet exceptionally clear explanation of game theory, with a host of applications to legal issues. The authors have not only synthesized the existing scholarship, but also created the foundation for the next generation of research in law and economics. (Daniel A. Farber, University of Minnesota Law School)The most comprehensive and encompassing treatment of this approach… [This] is the first nontechnical, modern introduction to how (noncooperative) game theory can be applied specifically to legal analysis… Game Theory and the Law is a user-friendly analysis of concrete, numerical examples, rather than a theoretical presentation of abstract concepts. The authors introduce and explain, with actual legal cases or hypotheticals, the salient issues of modern game theory. This breadth of coverage is remarkable. This is not just a textbook; it is also something of a research monograph, introducing many new models attributable to the authors alone. (Peter H. Huang Jurimetrics Journal)Game Theory and the Law is an important book. It is important in the sense that it will serve as a catalyst for an expanded use of game-theoretic models in the study of law. It will be a book that people will one day recognize as having had a considerable influence on its field. And it will receive the praise that accompanies such influence. Happily, such influence will be beneficial to the field of law and such praise will be richly deserved, because Game Theory and the Law is an extremely intelligent and thoughtful text… One of the features of the book that is most striking (and, for my part, most welcome) is the thoughtful and sensible manner in which they approach the use of game theory. Unlike many proponents of game-theoretic analysis, they do not present it as the only legitimate approach to social-scientific analysis. The authors present game theory as a powerful tool that can be used along with other approaches to enhance our understanding of the role of law in social life… The persuasiveness of their general argument for the utility of game theory derives from a combination of the power of their insights along with the sensibility of their analysis. The book is written in a clear, concise and interesting manner. Its bibliographic references render it a source book for additional research in both game theory and law. This is a book that should be read by scholars of law in particular and scholars of political behavior in particular. (Jack Knight Law and Politics Book Review) Read more About the Author Douglas G. Baird is Harry A. Bigelow Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. Read more

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Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

Pdf Math Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

Pdf:Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries.Review “Characteristically fun and jaunty.” - Sky and Telescope“Dr. Tyson has a grand time dissecting certain forms of foolishness. Get it, plan to savor it” - Angela Gunn, USAToday.com“Tyson comes across as having an excellent grasp of the current state of astrophysics, cosmology, chemistry and other scientific disciplines... he conveys knowledge clearly to the nonspecialist, often with ingratiating humor and wit.” - Roy E. Perry, The Tennessean Read more About the Author Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, director of its world-famous Hayden Planetarium, host of the hit radio and TV show StarTalk, and the New York Times best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. He lives in New York City. Read more

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The Night Sky 30°-40° (Large; North Latitude)

Pdf Math The Night Sky 30°-40° (Large; North Latitude)

Pdf:The Night Sky 30°-40° (Large; North Latitude).Review Chandler's planisphere is the finest available. -- Terence Dickinson, astronomy textbook author, in SkyNews Magazine --Terence DickinsonI think The Night Sky is the finest and easiest to use star finding aid in existence. -- Jack Horkheimer, TV's Star Hustler. --Jack HorkheimerMost aficionados now prefer David Chandler's The Night Sky wheel. -- J.T. Westways Magazine --Westways Magazine Read more From the Publisher The Night Sky comes in two sizes: Large (8 inch diameter) and Small (5 inch diameter). The large size is best for learning the constellations. The small size is best as a pocket reference to tell you what constellations are up if you are already reasonably familiar with the constellations. In each size the charts are available for different latitude zones. To find the correct size and latitude zone, use the following ISBN numbers in your Amazon.com search: The Night Sky 50°-60° (Large), 1891938088 (Small), 1891938096 The Night Sky 40°-50° (Large), 0961320745 (Small), 1891938010 The Night Sky 30°-40° (Large), 0961320753 (Small), 1891938029 The Night Sky 20°-30° (Large), 0961320761 (Small), 1891938037 The Night Sky Southern Hemisphere (Large), 0961320737 (Small), 1891938002 Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Planets: The Definitive Visual Guide to Our Solar System

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Pdf:The Planets: The Definitive Visual Guide to Our Solar System.Review 'This handy volume packed with the latest scientific observational analysis is a must-have for fans of planetary science.' – Library Journal, Starred Review Read more About the Author DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides. Read more

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Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy, 3rd Edition

Pdf Math Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy, 3rd Edition

Pdf:Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy, 3rd Edition.About the Author Edward Prather is the Executive Director of the Center for Astronomy Education (CAE) and Associate Professor of Astronomy in Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona. Over the past fifteen years, Ed has been dedicated to improving Earth, Astronomy, and Space Science education through research, curriculum and assessment materials development, and instructor professional development on teaching and learning. He is also the recipient of the 2007 University of Arizona’s Provost Education Prize, the 2009 University of Arizona’s College of Sciences Innovations in Teaching award, and the 2011 American Association of Physics Teacher’s Halliday and Resnick Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching.   Tim Slater is the University of Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair of Science Education. He holds appointments as Professor in both the Department of Physics & Astronomy and the College of Education. An award-winning professor with more than 100 publications, he has spent the last six years as the Education Officer of the American Astronomical Society and served on the Board of Directors for the National Science Teachers Association, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, and the Society of College Science Teachers.   Jeff Adams earned his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Queen's University, in Kingston Ontario, Canada. After also becoming a certified high school mathematics and physics teacher, he joined the faculty at Montana State University, Bozeman, where he taught physics and astronomy, mentored graduate students, conducted research on student learning, and developed curricular materials for use in introductory physics and astronomy. In spring 2002, he received the College of Letters and Science award for outstanding teaching. Jeff is currently the Associate Provost for Academic Administration at Millersville University.   Gina Brissenden is the Associate Director of the Center for Astronomy Education (CAE) and a Science Education Research Specialist in Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona.  She is also the former Education Specialist for the American Astronomical Society. Gina’s work focuses on improving Earth, Astronomy, and Space Science education through research, curriculum and assessment materials development, and instructor professional development on teaching and learning. Read more

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Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope - and How to Find Them

Pdf Math Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope - and How to Find Them

Pdf:Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope - and How to Find Them.Review Praise for previous editions: 'This is quite possibly the most inviting guidebook ever written to help people with binoculars and small telescopes find, view, understand, and most of all, enjoy everything in the night sky from the Moon and planets to distant star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. And if you think it's only for beginners, think again - every telescope owner should have a copy.' Dennis Di Cicco, Senior Editor, Sky & TelescopePraise for previous editions: 'Turn Left at Orion is an essential guide for both beginners and more experienced amateur astronomers who will find much inside to reinvigorate their passion for the stars. The diagrams are simple, clear and functional, and the text eloquently captures the excitement of observing. Stargazing has never been made so easy, and if you buy just one book on observational astronomy, make sure it's this one.' Keith Cooper, Editor, Astronomy NowPraise for previous editions: 'Since it first appeared in 1989, Turn Left at Orion has been an indispensable guidebook for the amateur astronomer possessing nothing more than a small backyard telescope. This is not only an essential handbook for the novice, it's a useful reference for the seasoned backyard astronomer. Simply put, whatever your level of experience, you must have this book!' Glenn Chaple, Contributing Editor, Astronomy Read more Book Description This unique and best-selling guidebook to the night sky shows amateur astronomers how to observe a host of celestial wonders. Its distinct format of object-by-object spreads illustrates how deep-sky objects and planets will actually look in a small telescope, with large pages and spiral binding for ease of use outside. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Grand Design

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Pdf:The Grand Design.Review “In this short and sprightly book . . . Hawking and Mlodinow take the reader through a whirlwind tour of fundamental physics and cosmology.”—The Wall Street Journal“Fascinating . . . a wealth of ideas [that] leave us with a clearer understanding of modern physics in all its invigorating complexity.”—Los Angeles Times “The authors bring to the field an anecdotal clarity that is something of a first for this genre. . . . Making science like this interesting is not all that hard; making it accessible is the real trick.”—Time “Provocative pop science, an exploration of the latest thinking about the origins of our universe.”—The New York Times  “Introduces the reader to topics at the frontier of theoretical physics . . . more clearly for general readers than I have seen before.”—Steven Weinberg, The New York Review of Books “Groundbreaking.”—The Washington Post “A provocative, mind-expanding book.”—The Plain Dealer Read more About the Author Stephen Hawking was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years and the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His books for the general reader include My Brief History, the classic A Brief History of Time, the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universes, The Universe in a Nutshell, and, with Leonard Mlodinow, A Briefer History of Time and The Grand Design. Stephen Hawking died in 2018.Leonard Mlodinow received his doctorate in theoretical physics from the University of California at Berkeley, and teaches at Caltech. He is the New York Times bestselling author of The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules our Lives, Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior, War of the Worldviews: Science versus Spirituality (with Deepak Chopra), Feynman’s Rainbow: A Search for Beauty in Physics and in Life, and Euclid’s Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace. He also wrote for Star Trek: The Next Generation. He lives in South Pasadena, California. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Your Ticket to the Universe: A Guide to Exploring the Cosmos

Pdf Math Your Ticket to the Universe: A Guide to Exploring the Cosmos

Pdf:Your Ticket to the Universe: A Guide to Exploring the Cosmos.About the Author KIMBERLY K. ARCAND and MEGAN WATZKE have a combined 25 years of experience working to bring the wonders of the cosmos to the public. Arcand is the media coordinator and Watzke is the press officer for NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, which has its headquarters at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They are the award-winning creators of the 'From Earth to the Universe' program, a series of 1,000 astronomy exhibitions and activities initiated in 2008 in public spaces such as gardens, metro stations, airports, hospitals, and town squares throughout the world. Arcand and Watzke are authors of dozens of published articles and scholarly journal articles. Their writings have appeared in the New York Times online, the Christian Science Monitor online, National Geographic online, SEED magazine online, Mercury magazine, Sky and Telescope's Beautiful Universe annual publication, and numerous professional journals. They are widely recognized as creative leaders in reaching out to the public and exposing new audiences to the wonders of astronomy. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Introduction The sky belongs to everyone. That’s the premise of this guidebook to the Universe. You don’t need a medical degree to know when you’re sick or a doctorate in literature to appreciate a novel. In the same spirit, even those of us who do not have advanced degrees in astronomy, astrophysics, or space science can gain access to all the wonder and experience that the Universe has to offer. The goal of this book is to get you cosmically oriented for your own exploration, guiding you through the Universe, step by step, with pictures along the way to show where we’re going and to point out must-see sights that no celestial traveler should miss. We might leave out someone’s favorite galaxy or a famous nebula, but that’s the nature of a travel guide. We’ll start our journey locally on Earth, hit our favorite star (the Sun, that is), head out through our Solar System, and then travel far, far beyond it. The more we look at the Universe, the more interesting it gets. In recent years, astronomers have learned more about black holes, found hundreds of planets around other stars, and determined that 96 percent of the Universe is made up of stuff that we haven’t yet been able to figure out. Everything we know about the Universe comes from basic and applied science, even if some of it may sound as if it comes from science fiction. Welcome to your Universe. — Megan and Kim Read more

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A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science

Pdf Math A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science

Pdf:A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science.Review 'Highly informative . . . [shows] Schneider's particular gift of transforming everyday experience into something magical . . . Highly recommended.'-- 'New Frontier'In this book you will find something that cannot be obtained elsewhere, a complete introduction to the geometric code of nature, written and illustrated by the most perceptive of its modern investigators.'-- from the Preface by John Mitchell Read more About the Author Michael S. Schneider is an educator developing new perceptions of nature, science, art, and mathematics, holding workshops for teachers, artists, architects, and children concerning nature's numerical language. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and a Master's Degree in Math Education from the University of Florida. He was a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar in India and taught in public schools for eleven years. An education writer and computer consultant, he designed the geometry harmonizing the statues at the entrance to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, where he lives. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Eighth Edition (Wiley Self Teaching Guides)

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Pdf:Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Eighth Edition (Wiley Self Teaching Guides).Review ''One of the best ways by which one can be introduced to the wonders of astronomy.'' —The Strolling Astronomer ''Excellent . . . provides stimulating reading and actively involves the reader in astronomy.'' —The Reflector Read more Book Description Thoroughly revised, a perennial bestseller and one of the most successful beginner's astronomy books in the market. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Astronomy For Dummies

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Pdf:Astronomy For Dummies.From the Back Cover Discover the origins of the universe Explore the solar system and beyond Make sense of the latest discoveries Explore the night sky Do you know the difference between a red giant and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe and shows you how to look up into the night sky and contemplate cosmic wonders. If you know what to look for, you can make out planets, nebulae, stars and star clusters, the Milky Way, faraway galaxies, and occasionally a comet, an aurora, or an exploding star. Inside … Sky-watching activities Tools for observing the sky Details about meteor showers, asteroids, and comets Facts about Pluto and the planets Secrets of the Sun, Moon, and eclipses Searching for extraterrestrial intelligence Info about black holes and the Big Bang Go online for one-year access to: Chapter quizzes Flashcards Color photos Read more About the Author Stephen P. Maran, PhD, is the retired assistant director of space sciences for information and outreach at the NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center. An investigator of stars, nebulae, and comets, he worked on the Hubble Space Telescope, Space Shuttle missions, Skylab, and other NASA projects. Read more

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National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky, 2nd Edition

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Pdf:National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky, 2nd Edition.About the Author ANDREW FAZEKAS, also known as the Night Sky Guy, is a science writer, speaker, and broadcaster who shares his passion for the wonders of the universe through all media. He writes the popular online column 'StarStruck' for National Geographic and is the author of the book Star Trek: The Official Guide to our Universe. Fazekas is a syndicated correspondent for television and radio broadcast networks, the communications manager for Astronomers Without Borders, and an active skywatching member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada since 1983. Co-creator of the world's first open air augmented-reality planetarium experience in Canada, Fazekas and his team are now partnering with National Geographic to expand this ground-breaking science edutainment concept globally. He has never met a clear night sky he didn't like. Read more

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Life in the Universe (4th Edition)

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Pdf:Life in the Universe (4th Edition).About the Author Jeffrey Bennett Jeffrey Bennett, a recipient of the American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award, holds a B.A. in biophysics (UC San Diego), and an M.S. and Ph.D. in astrophysics (University of Colorado). He specializes in science and math education and has taught at every level from preschool through graduate school. Career highlights including serving 2 years as a visiting senior scientist at NASA headquarters, where he developed programs to build stronger links between research and education, and proposing and helping to develop the Voyage scale model solar system on the National Mall (Washington, DC). He is the lead author of textbooks in astronomy, astrobiology, mathematics, and statistics, and of critically acclaimed books for the public including Beyond UFOs (Princeton University Press, 2008/2011), Math for Life (Bid Kid Science, 2014), What Is Relativity? (Columbia University Press, 2014), and On Teaching Science (Big Kid Science, 2014). He is also the author of six science picture books for children, including Max Goes to the Moon, The Wizard Who Saved the World, and I, Humanity; all six have been launched to the International Space Station and read aloud by astronauts for NASA’s Story Time From Space program. Dr. Bennett lives in Boulder, CO with his wife, children, and dog. His personal website is www.jeffreybennett.com.   Seth Shostak Seth Shostak earned his B.A. in physics from Princeton University (1965) and a Ph.D. in astronomy from the California Institute of Technology (1972). He is currently a senior astronomer and Director of the Center for SETI Research at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, where he helps press the search for intelligent cosmic company. For much of his career, Seth conducted radio astronomy research on galaxies and investigated the fact that these massive objects contain large amounts of unseen mass. He has worked at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Charlottesville, Virginia, as well as at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute in Groningen, the Netherlands (where he learned to speak bad Dutch). Seth also founded and ran a company that produced computer animation for television. He has written more than four hundred popular articles on various topics in astronomy, technology, film, and television. A frequent fixture on the lecture circuit, Seth gives approximately 70 talks annually at both educational and corporate institutions, and he is also a frequent commentator on astronomical matters for radio and television. His book Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist’s Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (National Geographic, 2009) details the latest ideas, as well as the personal experience of his day job. When he’s not trying to track down aliens, Seth can often be found behind the microphone, as host of the SETI Institute’s weekly one-hour radio show about science, Big Picture Science.     Read more

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In Search of Stardust: Amazing Micrometeorites and Their Terrestrial Imposters

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Pdf:In Search of Stardust: Amazing Micrometeorites and Their Terrestrial Imposters.Review 'this book is worth buying for the pictures alone: it is a fantastic aid to micrometeorite hunters!' - Dr Penny Wozniakiewicz, BBC Sky at Night magazineIn Search of Stardust is a visual extravaganza...and will undoubtedly wow you.  - Physics World Read more About the Author A guitarist, composer, record producer, and painter, Jon Larsen began researching micrometeorites in 2009. His breakthrough came in February 2015 with the verification of the world's first micrometeorite discovered in a populated area. In January 2016, Dr. Matthew Genge at the Natural History Museum in London evaluated and verified Jon Larsen's collection of 'urban micrometeorites.' His first book on the subject In Search of Stardust is an international bestseller. Larsen resides in As, Norway. Read more

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Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory: The Theoretical Minimum

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Pdf:Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory: The Theoretical Minimum.Review 'Susskind is meticulous in explaining each step of applying the equations to the physical phenomena he describes, and he excels in explaining why the math works the way it does.... If you're intrepid enough...you'll emerge with a much deeper appreciation for the true meaning of Einstein's relativity, Maxwell's equations and many other aspects of fundamental physics.'―Science News'Thrilling...Susskind's approach is to subject the novice to a historical mathematical boot camp to make the path seem natural, and ultimately easier...At once witty and insightful.'―Nature'Susskind and Friedman follow their collaboration on Quantum Mechanics by probing the mathematical nitty-gritty of field theory and Einstein's theory of special relativity in the third installment of the Theoretical Minimum series...Enthusiastic discussion is seasoned with wry humor....Well paced.... Clear and concise.' ―Publishers Weekly'Relativity and field theory are absolutely central to modern physics. Here they are explained masterfully, with insight and wit. This is physics the way it's really done, in all its glory, nothing swept under the rug.' ―Sean Carroll, author of The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself'A true masterpiece that will stand the test of time. I only wish this book was around when I was learning classical physics. Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory was joyful to read, filled with insights and secrets that will prepare you for research.' --- Stephon Alexander―Stephon Alexander,, cosmologist at Brown University and author of The Jazz of Physics Read more About the Author Leonard Susskind is the Felix Bloch Professor in Theoretical Physics at Stanford University. He is the author of Quantum Mechanics (with Art Friedman) and The Theoretical Minimum (with George Hrabovsky), among other books. He lives in Palo Alto, California.Art Friedman is a data consultant and the author of Quantum Mechanics (with Leonard Susskind). A lifelong student of physics, he lives in Murphys, California. Read more

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Learning Astronomy by Doing Astronomy: Collaborative Lecture Activities

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Pdf:Learning Astronomy by Doing Astronomy: Collaborative Lecture Activities.About the Author Stacy Palen is an award-winning professor in the Physics Department and Director of the Ott Planetarium at Weber State University. She received her BS degree from Rutgers University, and her PhD from the University of Iowa. Dr. Palen does research in the death of Sun-like stars, and formal and informal astronomy education. She spends much of her time thinking, teaching, and writing about the applications of science in everyday life. She then puts that science to use on her small farm in Ogden, Utah.Ana Larson received a double bachelor’s degree in physics and astronomy from the University of Washington in 1990. She obtained her PhD from the University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada, in 1996, and it was during her time there that she started developing activities for the undergraduates to enhance their lectures in astronomy. Upon her graduation, she joined the University of Washington, where she is now a senior lecturer in astronomy. On average, she has taught introductory astronomy at least twice a year for the past 17+ years, most frequently for the large lecture-based course. Her developing and thorough testing of introductory, lecture-related activities has been an on-going effort for over a decade. Having recognized that students need to see connections between what is read in the textbook, taught in class, and practiced, she has made sure that the activities remain relevant as well as challenging. Ana is also the director of the Jacobsen Observatory on the University of Washington campus and guides undergraduates in all majors in their educational outreach efforts as they give their talks and introduce the night sky to the public during public viewing nights. Read more

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Constellations: A Field Guide To The Night Sky

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Pdf:Constellations: A Field Guide To The Night Sky.About the Author Giles Sparrow studied Astronomy at University College, London, and Science Communication at Imperial College, before embarking on a career in publishing. He has acted as author, consultant and contributor on numerous bestselling astronomy and popular science books, including Cosmos, The Stargazer's Handbook and Hubble: Window on the Universe for Quercus. Read more

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Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

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Pdf:Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe.Review “Successful science writing tells a complete story of the ‘how’-the methodical marvel building up to the ‘why’-and Randall does just that.” (New York Times Book Review)“A cracking read, combining storytelling of the highest order with a trove of information on subjects as diverse as astrophysics, evolutionary biology, geology and particle physics. What’s remarkable is that it all fits together.” (Wall Street Journal)“The universe, Randall eloquently argues, is an organic thing, a symphonic thing, with all its myriad parts contributing their own notes.” (Time Magazine)“Randall succeeds in guiding the reader through the history of the cosmos and the Earth from the Big Bang to the emergence of life as we know it in a fun and captivating way. . . . [This is] a very enjoyable read for both lay readers and scientists.” (Science Magazine)“The nature of the impactor remains unknown, but if it was indeed a comet dislodged from the Oort Cloud, then Randall’s book provides an entertaining and radical explanation of the events leading up to their ultimate extinction.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)“Through Randall’s brilliant research we see a universe unfold that is far grander than anyone at any time could have imagined… She is a progressive thinker, a visionary capable of bridging the vast gulf between speculation and reality science.” (San Francisco Book Review)“Randall, a Harvard professor, is one of the world’s leading experts on particle physics and cosmology. In Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, she takes readers on an illuminating scientific adventure, beginning 66 million years ago, that connects dinosaurs, comets, DNA, and the future of the planet.” (Huffington Post)“Brilliant and thought provoking…The greatest strength of Randall’s book is that it lacks any overly academic jargon and is reasonably easy to understand. Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs illustrates beautifully that there is so much left to be discovered about ourselves and the universe that we call home.” (BUST)“The nature of the impactor remains unknown, but if it was indeed a comet dislodged from the Oort Cloud, then Randall’s book provides an entertaining and radical explanation of the events leading up to their ultimate extinction.” (Physics World)“The nature of the impactor remains unknown, but if it was indeed a comet dislodged from the Oort Cloud, then Randall’s book provides an entertaining and radical explanation of the events leading up to their ultimate extinction.” (WHYY Radio Times) Read more From the Back Cover The groundbreaking work from bestselling author and renowned particle physicist Lisa Randall—a dazzling adventure into the interconnectedness of our universe.Sixty-six million years ago, an object the size of a city crashed into Earth, killing off the dinosaurs and two-thirds of the planet’s species. Challenging the usual assumptions about the simple makeup of the unseen material that constitutes 85 percent of the matter in the Universe, Randall explains how a disk of dark matter in the Milky Way plane might have triggered the cataclysm.But Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs does more than present a radical new research idea. With clarity and wit, Randall explains the nature of the Universe, dark matter, the Milky Way galaxy, comets, asteroids, and impacts. This breathtaking synthesis, illuminated by pop culture references and social and political viewpoints, reveals the deep relationships among the visible and the hidden, as well as the astonishing beauty of the connections that surround us. It’s impossible to read this book and look at either the Earth or the sky again in the same way. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Sky & Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas Jumbo Edition

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Pdf:Sky & Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas Jumbo Edition.About the Author Roger Sinnott is a senior contributing editor of Sky & Telescope magazine. He coauthored the two-volume Sky Catalogue 2000.0. In 1997, he collaborated with Michael Perryman of the European Space Agency on the Millennium Star Atlas, the most detailed all-sky atlas of its time. Minor planet 3706 Sinnott is named in Roger's honor. Read more

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Universe

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Pdf:Universe.This comprehensive textbook for the two-term course focuses students on not only the foundational concepts of astronomy but on the process of scientific discovery itself—how we know what we know about the cosmos. Engagingly written and filled helpful pedagogical tools, the book also excels at dispelling widely held misconceptions and helping students avoid common pitfalls as they explore the heavens.Thoroughly updated, the new edition features the latest discoveries and new pedagogy, and is supported by an expanded media/supplements package centered on W. H. Freeman’s extraordinary new online course space, LaunchPad.

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Explorations: Introduction to Astronomy

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Pdf:Explorations: Introduction to Astronomy.About the Author Tom Arny is an Emeritus professor in the Astronomy Department at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He was associated there with the Five College Astronomy Program(comprising faculty from U-Mass, Amhurst, Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke, and Smith Colleges). Dr. Arny received his undergraduate degree from Haverford College and his Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Arizona. In addition to his interest in astronomy, he has a long-standing fascination with the natural world: weather (especially atmospheric optics such as rainbows), birds, wildflowers, and butterflies. Visit Dr. Arny's website at: http://www.astro.umass.edu/~arny/astro100.html Read more

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Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

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Pdf:Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution.Review “Tyson and Goldsmith search the depths of the universe for clues to how billions of heavenly bodies, Earth, and life itself began. They energetically cover the breadth of modern cosmology.” - Science News“Distilling complex science in clear and lively prose, ?Origins? turns the spotlight on cosmic beginnings and shows how we got where we are today.” - Scientific American Book Club“Animated, good-natured and widely appealing.” - Richard Tihany, Eyepiece Read more About the Author Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, director of its world-famous Hayden Planetarium, host of the hit radio and TV show StarTalk, and the New York Times best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. He lives in New York City.Donald Goldsmith is an astronomy writer in Berkeley, California, and the author of more than twenty books. Read more

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Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy (Commonwealth Fund Book Program)

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Pdf:Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy (Commonwealth Fund Book Program).Review “Deeply satisfying.... [An] engrossing blend of theory, history, and anecdote.” - Wall Street Journal“Among the best of [its] genre to appear in recent years.” - Malcolm W. Browne, New York Times Book Review“Readers seeking to go beyond today's headlines will not find a higher authority (or a better storyteller) to discuss the cosmo's most bizarre features…Masterful and intriguing.” - Marcia Bartusiak, Washington Post“Superb. It is what many other books about their subject ought to have been and were not.... I think the book itself will be a strong force.” - Carl Sagan“Black Holes & Time Warps reveals the scientific enterprise as very few books do; it richly overflows with history, modern physics, the excitement of discovery, and rare, firsthand scientific styles and temperaments.” - Alan Lightman Read more About the Author Kip Thorne, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics Emeritus at Caltech, is the author of the bestselling books Black Holes and Time Warps and The Science of Interstellar. Thorne was an executive producer for the 2014 film Interstellar. For “bridging the worlds of science and the humanities,” Thorne received Rockefeller University’s Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science. He lives in Pasadena, California.Stephen W. Hawking is a theoretical physicist and cosmologist. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and in 2009 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Understanding Our Universe (Second Edition)

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Pdf:Understanding Our Universe (Second Edition).About the Author Stacy Palen is an award-winning professor in the Physics Department and Director of the Ott Planetarium at Weber State University. She received her BS degree from Rutgers University, and her PhD from the University of Iowa. Dr. Palen does research in the death of Sun-like stars, and formal and informal astronomy education. She spends much of her time thinking, teaching, and writing about the applications of science in everyday life. She then puts that science to use on her small farm in Ogden, Utah.Laura Kay is Ann Whitney Olin professor and Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College, where she has taught since 1991. She received a BS degree in physics and an AB degree in feminist studies from Stanford University, and MS and PhD degrees in astronomy and astrophysics from the University of California–Santa Cruz. As a graduate student she spent 13 months at the Amundsen Scott station at the South Pole in Antarctica, and has had fellowships in Chile and Brazil. She studies active galactic nuclei using optical and X-ray telescopes. At Barnard she teaches courses on astronomy, astrobiology, women and science, and polar exploration.Brad Smith is a retired professor of planetary science. He has served as an associate professor of astronomy at New Mexico State University, a professor of planetary sciences and astronomy at the University of Arizona, and as a research astronomer at the University of Hawaii. Through his interest in Solar System astronomy, he has participated as a team member or imaging team leader on several U.S. and international space missions, including Mars Mariners 6, 7, and 9; Viking; Voyagers 1 and 2; and the Soviet Vega and Phobos missions. He later turned his interest to extrasolar planetary systems, investigating circumstellar debris disks as a member of the Hubble Space Telescope NICMOS experiment team. Brad has four times been awarded the NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement. He is a member of the IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature and is Chair of the Task Group for Mars Nomenclature.George Blumenthal is chancellor at the University of California–Santa Cruz, where he has been a professor of astronomy and astrophysics since 1972. Chancellor Blumenthal received his BS degree from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and his PhD in physics from the University of California–San Diego. As a theoretical astrophysicist, Chancellor Blumenthal's research encompasses several broad areas, including the nature of the dark matter that constitutes most of the mass in the universe, the origin of galaxies and other large structures in the universe, the earliest moments in the universe, astrophysical radiation processes, and the structure of active galactic nuclei such as quasars. Read more

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Universe: The Definitive Visual Guide

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Pdf:Universe: The Definitive Visual Guide.From the fiery mass of the Sun's core to the black hole at the center of the Milky Way, Universe takes you on the ultimate guided tour of the cosmos. Full of stunning out-of-this world images reflecting recent advances in space imagery, you'll go on a journey from our solar system all the way to the farthest limits of space. With information on the nature of the universe, the study of cosmology, Earth's motion, modern telescopes, astrophotography, and even a comprehensive star atlas, this groundbreaking encyclopedia takes a dazzling and expansive look at the Universe and is a must-have for both students and astronomy enthusiasts. Includes a comprehensive star atlas that covers all the constellations and planetary charts showing their positions right up to 2019, with entries on each of the 88 constellations and notable celestial objects that lie within them, and a monthly sky guide showing the night sky as it appears throughout the year.

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The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing The Cosmos: Everything You Need to Know to Become an Amateur Astronomer

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Pdf:The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing The Cosmos: Everything You Need to Know to Become an Amateur Astronomer.Review “This guide has something for everyone with even the slightest interest in the skies above: easy-to-follow advice for finding the good stuff, fun activities to deepen your appreciation of cosmic wonders, key events to watch for when the skies are clear and lots of tales and trivia to muse over when they’re not.” ―Alan Boyle, author of The Case for Pluto “The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing the Cosmos is a really useful guide for the enthusiastic astronomer. A brilliant introduction for amateur astronomers.” ―Charles Black, founder of the Space Exploration Network (SEN) “Even readers who already have a background in amateur astronomy will murmur ’ah hah’ when they encounter the lovely diagrams in this book. This is the astronomy book that we’ve always wanted.” ―Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the SETI Institute, author of Confessions of an Alien Hunter Read more About the Author David Dickinson is an Earth science teacher, freelance science writer, retired USAF veteran and backyard astronomer. He currently writes and ponders the universe as he travels the world with his wife.Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today. He’s also the co-host of Astronomy Cast with Dr. Pamela Gay. He lives in Courtenay, British Columbia. Read more

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Stargazing For Dummies

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Pdf:Stargazing For Dummies.From the Back Cover Learn to: Navigate the night sky with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope Identify key constellations and night-sky objects, wherever you are in the world Take your first steps toward night-sky photography The fun, easy way to get into stargazing and start navigating the stars and planets – right away! You don't need a degree in astrophysics to plumb the mysteries of the universe, and this book proves it. Stargazing For Dummies makes navigating the stars easy. From finding your way around our solar system to hunting for elusive deep-space objects, this book provides everything you need to get started on your journey through the cosmos. Meet the neighbours – get to know the celestial neighbourhood, from the Moon and Venus to Orion and the Seven Sisters Peek into the private lives of stars – learn the basic science of stars, such as what they're made of, the different types, how many there are, distances between them and more Magnify the magnificent – learn about binoculars and various types of telescopes, how to buy them and how to use them to see farther into the cosmos Connect the dots – learn how to recognise constellations and tell the difference between near stars, distant galaxies, globular clusters and nebulae Venture forth into the Cosmos – using detailed illustrations you'll confidently navigate the stars as seen in different seasons in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres Open the book and find: Instructions on finding your way around the night sky with the naked eye A guide to buying a pair of binoculars or a telescope Tips for identifying key constellations Astronomy and astrophysics basics made easy The low-down on photographing stars Detailed illustrations for all the major constellations in both hemispheres Read more About the Author Steve Owens is a freelance science writer and presenter with a passion for astronomy. He has been the recipient of the 'Campaign for Dark Skies' Award for Dark Sky Preservation, and he was nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for public science engagement. Read more

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Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth

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Pdf:Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth.Review “A valuable perspective on the most important problem of our time.” - Adam Becker, NPR“Light of the Stars provides a marvelous perspective on how astronomy could make us all better Earthlings.” - Lee Billings, Scientific American“This enthralling book by a leading astrophysicist places our human drama in its proper cosmic context, showing why civilizations must use their technology to safeguard rather than sabotage their planet's climate.” - Max Tegmark, best-selling author of Life 3.0“This momentous and bracing story is one that Adam Frank, an accomplished astrophysicist and a gifted writer, is uniquely qualified to tell.” - Robert Wright, best-selling author of Why Buddhism Is True“Adam Frank deserves our gratitude for condensing so much fascinating material into this highly readable book.” - Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and best-selling author of Universe“Frank’s book serves as a kind of cosmic GPS, giving us an orientation that will help us to succeed. As such it really deserves the phrase ‘everyone should read this,’ and happily it’s not just important but also very clear, succinct, and entertaining.” - Kim Stanley Robinson, best-selling author of the Mars Trilogy“An intriguing account of the ongoing search for alien civilizations whose failure to appear may be a warning for humans to get their act together.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)“[Frank is] knowledgeable, witty, irreverent, provocative, and very entertaining. . . . [Light of the Stars] offers solid science and lots of fun.” - Booklist (starred review) Read more About the Author Adam Frank is a professor of astrophysics at the University of Rochester. He is a co-founder of NPR’s 13.7: Cosmos and Culture blog and an on-air commentator for All Things Considered. He also served as the science consultant for Marvel Studio’s Dr. Strange. He lives in Rochester, New York. Read more

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A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing

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Pdf:A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing.Review 'In A Universe from Nothing, Lawrence Krauss has written a thrilling introduction to the current state of cosmology—the branch of science that tells us about the deep past and deeper future of everything. As it turns out, everything has a lot to do with nothing—and nothing to do with God. This is a brilliant and disarming book.'-- Sam Harris, author of The Moral Landscape'Astronomers at the beginning of the twentieth century were wondering whether there was anything beyond our Milky Way Galaxy. As Lawrence Krauss lucidly explains, astronomers living two trillion years from now, will perhaps be pondering precisely the same question! Beautifully navigating through deep intellectual waters, Krauss presents the most recent ideas on the nature of our cosmos, and of our place within it. A fascinating read.' -- Mario Livio, author of Is God A Mathematician? and The Golden Ratio'In this clear and crisply written book, Lawrence Krauss outlines the compelling evidence that our complex cosmos has evolved from a hot, dense state and how this progress has emboldened theorists to develop fascinating speculations about how things really began.' -- Martin Rees, author of Our Final Hour“A series of brilliant insights and astonishing discoveries have rocked the Universe in recent years, and Lawrence Krauss has been in the thick of it. With his characteristic verve, and using many clever devices, he’s made that remarkable story remarkably accessible. The climax is a bold scientific answer to the great question of existence: Why is there something rather than nothing.” -- Frank Wilczek, Nobel Laureate and Herman Feshbach professor at MIT, author of The Lightness of Being'With characteristic wit, eloquence and clarity Lawrence Krauss gives a wonderfully illuminating account of how science deals with one of the biggest questions of all: how the universe's existence could arise from nothing. It is a question that philosophy and theology get themselves into muddle over, but that science can offer real answers to, as Krauss's lucid explanation shows. Here is the triumph of physics over metaphysics, reason and enquiry over obfuscation and myth, made plain for all to see: Krauss gives us a treat as well as an education in fascinating style.' --A. C. Grayling, author of The Good Book'We have been living through a revolution in cosmology as wondrous as that initiated by Copernicus. Here is the essential, engrossing and brilliant guide.' --Ian McEwan“Nothing is not nothing. Nothing is something. That's how a cosmos can be spawned from the void -- a profound idea conveyed in A Universe From Nothing that unsettles some yet enlightens others. Meanwhile, it's just another day on the job for physicist Lawrence Krauss.” -- Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History'Lively and humorous as well as informative… As compelling as it is intriguing.” (Publishers Weekly)“[An] excellent guide to cutting-edge physics… It is detailed but lucid, thorough but not stodgy… [an] insightful book… Space and time can indeed come from nothing; nothing, as Krauss explains beautifully. …A Universe From Nothing is a great book: readable, informative and topical.” (New Scientist)'Krauss possesses a rare talent for making the hardest ideas in astrophysics accessible to the layman, due in part to his sly humor… one has to hope that this book won't appeal only to the partisans of the culture wars – it's just too good and interesting for that. Krauss is genuinely in awe of the 'wondrously strange' nature of our physical world, and his enthusiasm is infectious.” (San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, AP) Read more About the Author Lawrence M. Krauss is director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. He is the author of more than 300 scientific publications and nine books, including the bestselling The Physics of Star Trek, and the recipient of numerous international awards for his research and writing. Hailed by Scientific American as a “rare scientific public intellectual,” he is also a regular columnist for newspapers and magazines and appears frequently on radio and television. Read more

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The Essential Cosmic Perspective (8th Edition)

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Pdf:The Essential Cosmic Perspective (8th Edition).About the Author Jeffrey Bennett holds a B.A. (1981) in biophysics from the University of California, San Diego, and an M.S. and Ph.D. (1987) in astrophysics from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has taught at every level from preschool through graduate school, including more than 50 college classes in astronomy, physics, mathematics, and education. He served 2 years as a visiting senior scientist at NASA headquarters, where he created NASA's 'IDEAS' program, started a program to fly teachers aboard NASA's airborne observatories (including the recently launched SOFIA observatory), and worked on numerous educational programs for the Hubble Space Telescope and other space science missions. He also proposed the idea for and helped develop both the Colorado Scale Model Solar System on the CU-Boulder campus and the Voyage Scale Model Solar System on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. (He is pictured here with the model Sun.) In addition to this astronomy textbook, he has written college-level textbooks in astrobiology, mathematics, and statistics; two books for the general public, On the Cosmic Horizon (Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2001) and Beyond UFOs (Princeton University Press, 2008); and an award-winning series of children's books that includes Max Goes to the Moon, Max Goes to Mars, Max Goes to Jupiter,and Max's Ice Age Adventure. When not working, he enjoys participating in masters swimming and in the daily adventures of life with his wife, Lisa; his children, Grant and Brooke; and his dog, Cosmo. His personal Web site is www.jeffreybennett.com.   Megan Donahue is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University and President of the American Astronomical Society. Her current research is mainly on clusters of galaxies: their contents-dark matter, hot gas, galaxies, active galactic nuclei-and what they reveal about the contents of the universe and how galaxies form and evolve. She grew up on a farm in Nebraska and received a B.A. in physics from MIT, where she began her research career as an X-ray astronomer. She has a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Colorado, for a thesis on theory and optical observations of intergalactic and intracluster gas. That thesis won the 1993 Trumpler Award from the Astronomical Society for the Pacific for an outstanding astrophysics doctoral dissertation in North America. She continued postdoctoral research in optical and X-ray observations as a Carnegie Fellow at Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, California, and later as an STScI Institute Fellow at Space Telescope. Megan was a staff astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute until 2003, when she joined the MSU faculty. Megan is married to Mark Voit, and they collaborate on many projects, including this textbook and the raising of their children, Michaela, Sebastian, and Angela. Between the births of Sebastian and Angela, Megan qualified for and ran the Boston Marathon. These days, Megan runs, orienteers, and plays piano and bass guitar whenever her children allow it.   Nicholas Schneider is an associate professor in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado and a researcher in the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. He received his B.A. in physics and astronomy from Dartmouth College in 1979 and his Ph.D. in planetary science from the University of Arizona in 1988. In 1991, he received the National Science Foundation's Presidential Young Investigator Award. His research interests include planetary atmospheres and planetary astronomy, with a focus on the odd case of Jupiter's moon Io. He enjoys teaching at all levels and is active in efforts to improve undergraduate astronomy education. Off the job, he enjoys exploring the outdoors with his family and figuring out how things work.   Mark Voit is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University. He earned his B.A. in astrophysical sciences at Princeton University and his Ph.D. in astrophysics at the University of Colorado in 1990. He continued his studies at the California Institute of Technology, where he was a research fellow in theoretical astrophysics, and then moved on to Johns Hopkins University as a Hubble Fellow. Before going to Michigan State, Mark worked in the Office of Public Outreach at the Space Telescope, where he developed museum exhibitions about the Hubble Space Telescope and was the scientist behind NASA’s Hubble Site. His research interests range from interstellar processes in our own galaxy to the clustering of galaxies in the early universe. He is married to coauthor Megan Donahue, and they try to play outdoors with their three children whenever possible, enjoying hiking, camping, running, and orienteering. Mark is also author of the popular book Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe.  Read more

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Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe (8th Edition)

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Pdf:Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe (8th Edition).About the Author Eric Chaisson holds a doctorate in astrophysics from Harvard University, where he spent 10 years on the faculty of Arts and Sciences. For more than two decades thereafter, he served on the senior science staff at the Space Telescope Science Institute and held various professorships at Johns Hopkins and Tufts universities. He is now back at Harvard, where he teaches and conducts research at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Eric has written 12 books on astronomy and has published nearly 200 scientific papers in professional journals.   Steve McMillan holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mathematics from Cambridge University and a doctorate in astronomy from Harvard University. He held postdoctoral positions at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University, where he continued his research in theoretical astrophysics, star clusters, and high-performance computing. Steve is currently Distinguished Professor of Physics at Drexel University and a frequent visiting researcher at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study and Leiden University. He has published more than 100 articles and scientific papers in professional journals.   Read more

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The Cosmic Perspective (8th Edition)

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Pdf:The Cosmic Perspective (8th Edition).About the Author Jeffrey Bennett, a recipient of the American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award, holds a B.A. in biophysics (UC San Diego) and an M.S. and Ph.D. in astrophysics (University of Colorado). He specializes in science and math education and has taught at every level from preschool through graduate school. Career highlights including serving 2 years as a visiting senior scientist at NASA headquarters, where he developed programs to build stronger links between research and education, and proposing and helping to develop the Voyage scale model solar system on the National Mall (Washington, DC). He is the lead author of textbooks in astronomy, astrobiology, mathematics, and statistics, and of critically acclaimed books for the public including Beyond UFOs (Princeton University Press, 2008/2011), Math for Life (Big Kid Science, 2014), What Is Relativity? (Columbia University Press, 2014), and On Teaching Science (Big Kid Science, 2014). In 2014, his five children’s books (Max Goes to the Space Station, Max Goes to the Moon, Max Goes to Mars, Max Goes to Jupiter, and The Wizard Who Saved the World) became the first books launched to the International Space Station for the Story Time From Space program. He and his family live in Boulder, Colorado. His personal website is www.jeffreybennett.com.   Megan Donahue is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her current research is mainly about using X-ray, UV, infrared, and visible light to study clusters of galaxies: their contents–dark matter, hot gas, galaxies, active galactic nuclei–and what they reveal about the contents of the universe and how galaxies form and evolve. She grew up on a farm in Nebraska and received an S.B. in physics from MIT, where she began her research career as an X-ray astronomer. She has a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Colorado. Her Ph.D. thesis on theory and optical observations of intergalactic and intracluster gas won the 1993 Trumpler Award from the Astronomical Society for the Pacific for an outstanding astrophysics doctoral dissertation in North America. She continued postdoctoral research as a Carnegie Fellow at Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, California, and later as an STScI Fellow at Space Telescope. Megan was a staff astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute until 2003, when she joined the MSU faculty. Megan is married to Mark Voit, and they collaborate on many projects, including this textbook and the raising of their children, Michaela, Sebastian, and Angela. Between the births of Sebastian and Angela, Megan qualified for and ran the Boston Marathon. These days, Megan runs trails, orienteers, and plays piano and bass guitar whenever her children allow it.   Nicholas Schneider is an associate professor in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado and a researcher in the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. He received his B.A. in physics and astronomy from Dartmouth College in 1979 and his Ph.D. in planetary science from the University of Arizona in 1988. In 1991, he received the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Young Investigator Award. His research interests include planetary atmospheres and planetary astronomy. One research focus is the odd case of Jupiter’s moon Io. Another is the mystery of Mars’s lost atmosphere, which he hopes to answer by serving as science lead on the Imaging UV Spectrograph on NASA’s MAVEN mission. Nick enjoys teaching at all levels and is active in efforts to improve undergraduate astronomy education. In 2010, he received the Boulder Faculty Assembly’s Teaching Excellence Award. Off the job, Nick enjoys exploring the outdoors with his family and figuring out how things work.   Mark Voit is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Natural Science at Michigan State University. He earned his A.B. in astrophysical sciences at Princeton University and his Ph.D. in astrophysics at the University of Colorado in 1990. He continued his studies at the California Institute of Technology, where he was a research fellow in theoretical astrophysics, and then moved on to Johns Hopkins University as a Hubble Fellow. Before going to Michigan State, Mark worked in the Office of Public Outreach at the Space Telescope, where he developed museum exhibitions about the Hubble Space Telescope and helped design NASA’s award-winning HubbleSite. His research interests range from interstellar processes in our own galaxy to the clustering of galaxies in the early universe, and he is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is married to coauthor Megan Donahue, and cooks terrific meals for her and their three children. Mark likes getting outdoors whenever possible and particularly enjoys running, mountain biking, canoeing, orienteering, and adventure racing. He is also author of the popular book Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe.   Read more

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The Illustrated Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe

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Pdf:The Illustrated Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe.About the Author A brilliant scientist and theoretician, Stephan Hawking is a professor of mathematics at Cambridge University. He possess the natural ability to make science popular and enjoyable to the average person, as well as to the scientific community. In The Theory Of Everything, Hawking takes us on a voyage of discovery through time and space to give us a new look at our relation to them. Everyone who has ever gazed into the night skies wondering how the cosmos came to be will enjoy this new exploration. Read more

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The Making of Modern Japan

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Pdf:The Making of Modern Japan.Review An elegant, lucid, and magisterial book. A distillation of more than fifty years' engagement with Japan and its history, it presents the sweeping vision of our leading interpreter of the modern Japanese experience over the past half-millennium. Marius Jansen has integrated his own scholarship and that of many others in a lively account that has great potential as a text for survey courses in modern Japanese history; professionals in the field will benefit from its integrity and interpretive breadth. Moreover, Jansen's own enthusiasm and love for his subject come through every bit as clearly as his profound erudition; that sense of excitement carries the reader along smoothly and effortlessly. The book is a pleasure to read. (Ronald P. Toby, University of Illinois)A tremendous history of the upheavals that transformed Japan into the world's most successful of non-Western countries. Jansen shows how the country at first reluctantly, and then enthusiastically, benefited from the changes of the modern era...Jansen weaves social and political history together while narrating this course of events...A master work that will prove to be the definitive history of a dynamic society. (Kirkus Reviews)Jansen conducts his readers through the labyrinthine path taken by Japan over the last 400 years...For Westerners the most fascinating aspect of this monumental work will be Japan's always uneasy, sometimes violent relationship with the outside world...Besides politics, he ventures into economics, military affairs, literature, education, social organization and both high and popular culture. (Publishers Weekly)Words that spring to mind are magisterial, elegant, absorbing, and essential...Political military narrative is complemented by sketches of personalities, the arts, and society, with judicious assessments of controversies in historical interpretation and generous references to further reading. All in all, it would be hard to find a better general volume. (Charles W. Hayford Library Journal)Despite our deep national involvement with the Japanese people since the end of World War II, this still frustratingly insular nation remains a puzzle for Americans and other westerners...[Jansen] strives valiantly to explain the foundations of modern Japanese history and culture in this richly detailed, smooth-flowing narrative of the past four centuries of Japanese development...A greatly rewarding examination of an admirable but enigmatic and ancient land.' (Jay Freeman Booklist 2000-10-15)Jansen's view of modern Japanese history has two particular merits. He refuses to see Japan in isolation, as a kind of sealed-off island of uniqueness...Indeed, he argues that political developments in Japan were almost always responses to events outside: Perry's ships, Western colonialism, Russian and later Soviet expansion, the world stock market crash of 1929 and so on. He also goes out of his way to show how liberalism in Japan always had a chance. Authoritarianism and war were never inevitable consequences of some deep Japanese warrior instinct; when given the opportunity, the Japanese, like the rest of us, want to be free and live in peace. (Ian Buruman Los Angeles Times Book Review 2000-11-19)Now in a magisterial book that's also highly readable, Marius Jansen has told the story of Meiji and with it the creation of modern Japan...Jansen takes the reader by the hand to show what happened and why in those intense, formative years. A master of his craft, he allows the Meiji reformers, their opponents and foreign observers of that day to tell the story. He also gives credit to the views of contemporary historians, both Japanese and Westerners, who have handled the subject...The capstone of Jansen's work as America's foremost historian of Japan, this book will long be must reading for students. But the author's relaxed style, his eye for people and the clarity and patience of his explanations should appeal to any thoughtful reader. (Frank Gibney Washington Post Book World 2000-12-10)For answers to...questions about modern Japan, there can be few better guides than Marius Jansen's splendid new history. The product of more than 50 years' study, this book combines grand sweep with vivid and telling anecdote. It is also admirably balanced. While Jansen's affection for Japan is clear ('a gifted, resourceful and courageous nation'), he is scathing in his judgement of the arrogance and ruthlessness of some of its leaders. (Geoffrey Owen Sunday Telegraph 2001-01-14)At the end of a long and distinguished career, Jansen has produced what is sure to become the standard narrative history of modern Japan, a cornucopia of information, explanation, interpretation, and careful reflection about the historical development of Japan...Jansen tells his story gracefully and with remarkable thoroughness, and enlivens it with ample detail and engaging anecdotes; personalities of the leading figures stand forth boldly and memorably. While unmistakably his own, Jansen's account makes room for the views and voices of countless other scholars of Japan (even those with whom he disagrees), giving it the impact of a consensus narrative setting forth the full spectrum of opinion on Japan among scholars both in Japan and elsewhere. In every way this is a remarkable book. Without doubt it will create its own exclusive niche in the literature, and no reference collection on Japan can pretend to be complete without it. (C. L. Yates Choice 2001-04-01)Jansen gives equal weight to consistency and change, and against a background of deep tradition he focuses on three moments of wrenching upheaval: the Tokugawa shogunate, the Meiji restoration, and the American occupation after the second world war...Jansen provides a sense of significant voices--those of writers as well as politicians and industrialists. It's hard to imagine a more wide-sweeping study. (Jan Dalley Financial Times 2001-05-05) Read more About the Author Marius B. Jansen was Professor of Japanese History at Princeton University and author of Sakamoto Ryoma and the Meiji Restoration. Read more

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The Snow Leopard Project: And Other Adventures in Warzone Conservation

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Pdf:The Snow Leopard Project: And Other Adventures in Warzone Conservation.Review Captivating....With clarity and a bit of awe, Dehgan describes Afghanistan's geological past and its 'dramatic and largely unappreciated biodiversity'....He leaves readers with an optimistic message that, in any sphere of life, effective collaboration toward common goals can benefit everyone.―Publishers WeeklyThe Snow Leopard Project is a richly detailed chronicle of Alex Dehgan's often-harrowing journey through Afghanistan to help save stunningly beautiful parts of a war-torn land. Dehgan is a brave and intrepid traveler, and he takes readers into his adventures with unique wildlife in one of the planet's most remote landscapes. His improbable journey, rendered with grace and insight, is a must-read for anyone who craves adventure and is curious about the world beyond our borders.―Rajiv Chandrasekaran, author of Little America: The War Within the War for AfghanistanSaving snow leopards and opening a national park in a warzone sounds crazy, but that's just what Alex Dehgan set out to do in Afghanistan. This is a remarkable story of courage, humor, and tenacity---and making peace where the politicians have failed. Dehgan brought people together through an unexpected common purpose-protecting one of the world's most exquisite endangered animals.―Christina Lamb, O.B.E., chief foreign correspondent, The Sunday Times, co-author of I Am Malala and The Sewing Circle of HeratIn The Snow Leopard Project, Alex Dehgan shows us that the biological Silk Road-with its Marco Polo sheep, show leopards, and ibex-is as unique and diverse as the cultural Silk Road. He takes us into the heart of war-torn Afghanistan on a mission to survery the biodiversity, to set aside national parks, and to investigate the illegal wildlife trade. This book engages the reader from the very beginning, with a gripping, fast-paced set of adventure stories and a moral imperative. It should be required reading for anyone interested in conservation.―Patricia Wright, conservationist and founder of the Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments, Stonybrook University, MacArthur Genius Award-winnerAn eye-opening account of what it takes to protect wildlife under improbable conditions. Dehgan's zeal for conservation, passion for humanitarian outreach, and admiration for the Afghan people spring from every page.―Booklist[An] intriguing, detailed, frequently unnerving account... The author vividly describes the rugged lands he and his crew encountered... Dehgan's lessons provide a sort of textbook on the frustrations and complexities of working on conservation in a place where science runs into the snarls of politics and diplomacy-and often loses―Kirkus Reviews'Less a book about research than about the trials, triumphs and occasional absurdity of building a conservation programme in extreme circumstances.'―Nature'The Snow Leopard Project illuminates a vital area of science - and a country filled with natural and cultural beauty. I was captivated by Dehgan's writing, chapter by chapter.'―National Public Radio'A stunning true story about efforts to protect these endangered cats and other rare species while also helping to defend the human culture around them-and strengthening the bond between people and nature in the process.'―The Revelator'This compelling look at conservation efforts in a war-torn country is a must-read for anyone interested in attempts to stem the loss of biodiversity.'―Library Journal Read more About the Author Alex Dehgan is the founder and CEO of Conservation X Labs, which is focused on transforming the field of conservation through technological and financial innovation. Previously, he was USAID's first chief scientist in twenty years, and ensured that USAID became the global leader on employing science, technology, and creativity to help solve development challenges. Prior to his tenure at USAID, he worked at the Department of State on science diplomacy under Ambassador Dennis Ross, and later under Ambassador Holbrooke and the Office of the Special Representative to the President for Afghanistan and Pakistan. He was the William Rainey Harper Fellow for the Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago, and was granted a Searle Fellowship and a National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship among twenty-one other awards, fellowships, and grants he has received during the tenure of his career. He currently teaches at Duke University. He has worked and traveled in almost ninety countries across five continents. Read more

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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883

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Pdf:Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883.Review “Brilliant...One of the best books ever written about the history and significance of a natural disaster.” (New York Times)“Supremely well told: a fine exception to the dull run of most geological writing.” starred Kirkus Review (Kirkus Review (starred review))“Winchester once again demonstrates a keen knack for balancing rich and often rigorous historical detail with dramatic tension and storytelling.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))“A good read.” (Washington Post Book World)“Masterful build-up of literary and geological tension.” (The Economist)“A real-life story bigger than any Hollywood blockbuster.” (Entertainment Weekly)“Winchester...is noted for his ability to turn scholarly history into engrossing narrative.” (Chicago Sun-Times)“Winchester’s exceptional attention to detail never falters.” (San Francisco Chronicle)“Winchester scores.” (byline Baltimore Sun, printed in Pittsburg Post-Gazette) (Baltimore Sun)“Winchester dramatically delivers...the book is absorbing...” (Daily News) Read more About the Author Simon Winchester is the acclaimed author of many books, including The Professor and the Madman, The Men Who United the States, The Map That Changed the World, The Man Who Loved China, A Crack in the Edge of the World, and Krakatoa, all of which were New York Times bestsellers and appeared on numerous best and notable lists. In 2006, Winchester was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty the Queen. He resides in western Massachusetts. Read more

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Biomechanics in Orthodontics: Principles and Practice

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Pdf:Biomechanics in Orthodontics: Principles and Practice.Review This book is a good guide, especially for the orthodontic postgraduate student keen to develop a sound foundation on the basic concepts of biomechanics. --Sanjivan Kandasamy, - Australian Orthodontic Journal May 2011 Read more

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Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet: Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene

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Pdf:Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet: Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene.Review 'Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet exposes us to the active remnants of gigantic past human errors—the ghosts—that affect the daily lives of millions of people and their co-occurring other-than-human life forms. Challenging us to look at life in new and excitingly different ways, each part of this two-sided volume is informative, fascinating, and a source of stimulation to new thoughts and activisms. I have no doubt I will return to it many times.'—Michael G. Hadfield, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa'Facing the perfect storm strangely named the Anthropocene, this book calls its readers to acknowledge and give praise to the many entangled arts of living which made this planet liveable and which are now unravelling. Grandiose guilt will not do, we need to learn noticing what we were blind to, a humble but difficult art. The unique welding of scholarship and affect achieved by the texts here assembled tells us that learning this art also means allowing oneself to be touched and induced to think and imagine by what touches us.'—Isabelle Stengers, author of Cosmopolitics I and Cosmopolitics II'What an inventive, fascinating book about landscapes in the anthropocene! Between these book covers, rightside-up, upside-down, a concatenation of social science and natural science, artwork and natural science, ghosts of departed species and traces of our own human shrines to memory... Not a horror-filled glimpse at destruction but also not a hymn to romantic wilderness. Here, guided by a remarkable and remarkably diverse set of guides, we enter into our planetary environments as they stand, sometimes battered, sometimes resilient, always riveting in their human—and non-human—richness. Arts of Living On a Damaged Planet is truly a book for our time.'—Peter Galison, Harvard University'Calling a book ‘mandatory reading’ usually feels hyperbolic, but it's justified in the case of Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet. A stunning collection of essays from scientists, writers and artists on humankind's impact on the planet, and how we all can survive it.'—Shelf Awareness'This vibrant, moving, and philosophical two-sided essay collection reminds us of all the ways that human beings and the natural world are interconnected. Deborah Bird Rose’s piece on the “shimmer of life” alone makes the book worth reading.'—Chicago Review of Books'There’s a poetry in facts. And as this book reveals, there is an increasing amount of courage and acceptance to be found in understanding even the most destructive changes in plant and wildlife that the overheated Anthropocene will bring us.'—Santa Fe New Mexican'Well worth reading: a frank, luminous set of dispatches from future worlds and fractured pasts.'—Full Stop 'Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet is a strikingly aesthetic object, carefully curated at the level of form as well as content. It makes a convincing case for the relevance of ‘hard science’ to art and politics.' —Glasgow Review of Books Read more About the Author Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing is professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Niels Bohr Professor at Aarhus University in Denmark, where she codirects Aarhus University Research on the Anthropocene (AURA). Heather Swanson is assistant professor of anthropology at Aarhus University. Elaine Gan is art director of AURA and postdoctoral fellow at Aarhus University. Nils Bubandt is professor of anthropology at Aarhus University, where he codirects AURA. Read more

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Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet's Future

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Pdf:Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet's Future.Review 'In his wonderful writing style, Dr. Grinspoon spells it out: A single species is inducing more profound changes to our planet than any other organism in geologic history. It's us. If you have family and friends here on Earth, read this book. The Earth is in our hands.'―Bill Nye 'The Science Guy', New York Times bestselling author of Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World'Earth in Human Hands is a page-turning masterpiece of speculative nonfiction that will keep new and veteran science aficionados spellbound for hours at a time. It is quite simply the kind of book that can change a young reader's life, or inspire parents and teachers to do the same...Grinspoon ties together a dozen disparate themes pulled from a host of sub-fields seamlessly, making the book a delightful, flowing feast of science and commentary...Given Earth in the title, one might expect the book to revolve solely around our planet, the immediate concerns of humanity, or the growing anxiety voiced by environmentalists and a few scientists over our growing impact on this world. Grinspoon delivers all that with seeming ease. But he takes an epic, cosmic course to do so, one successfully charted by only a handful of visionaries before him. It's a journey that ranges from the planets Venus and Mars, where he deftly reviews the critical contributions NASA and other agencies have added to our understanding of our home by studying these alien worlds, to the farthest reaches of space and time revealed by modern astronomy....The only disappointment was when the last page was turned, and I found myself wishing there was more.If Carl Sagan were alive today, and had available to him all the science done since he left us, this is the book he would write....Earth in Human Hands is Cosmos for the 21st century, retooled for a new wave of readers, and hopped up on the best science modern research has to offer. ...Your copy of this masterpiece is destined to become a familiar friend, proudly dog-eared and creased with age, after being read and reread time after time, and year after year.'―Daily Kos'In flavorful prose, [Grinspoon] dives deep into the history of life on Earth (and beyond) and muses on ways that geoengineering, interplanetary colonization or contact with galactic civilizations could define this human-dominated epoch just as much as climate change, overpopulation and resource scarcity...What comes next? This hybrid of a meditative memoir, a scientific primer and a call to arms presents possible answers. '―Scientific American'Grinspoon's writing is clear, informal and funny...like a pub conversation with a well-read, quick mind.'―Nature'Earth in Human Hands is a remarkable synthesis of natural history, planetary science, extinction histories, Earth's climate and the human effect on the world...If we do it right, the 21st century won't be the peak of human achievement, but rather our initial foray into a brilliant, uncertain but full-of-potential future.'―Forbes'Rarely is a science book profoundly informative, highly entertaining, and surprisingly filled with interesting tidbits as a memoir. Such is the case, however, from the new book Earth in Human Hands...This is a book that any thinking person will have been glad to read. One could hardly ask for more.'―Astronomy Magazine'With an erudite yet appealingly informal style that showcases his nimble mastery of this science, Grinspoon takes you on a deep-time tour...In our hyper-technical world, we need science communicators like Grinspoon (and Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson) who can translate their expertise into accessible explanations and interesting stories. All complex topics have interesting stories; it takes a particular talent to unlock them....This is one of the great strengths of 'Earth in Human Hands': Grinspoon's ability to describe and explain momentous Earth and space events and discoveries, and then connect to their cultural and social influence; science as part of everyday life and our cultural history, not separate from it.'―NPR Boston'David Grinspoon has done it again: cracked open our universe with a scientific inquiry that is as inspiring and engaging as it is profound. Where others see inevitable catastrophe, Grinspoon sees historic opportunity. Grinspoon is a gifted storyteller and his narrative is the rare confluence of authoritative and thought-provoking science and rollicking fun. Earth in Human Hands is a must read for anyone interested in evolution, planetary science, the crisis of the environment, and human survival. Destined to be a classic.'―Peter Heller, New York Times bestselling author of The Dog Stars and The Whale Warriors'David Grinspoon's books are always high-spirited, insightful, elegantly-written, and full of fascinations, but EARTH IN HUMAN HANDS is especially so, because he focuses on our home planet and exciting/dangerous new age, criss-crossing the globe and traveling deep into the unknown reaches of space, where other lifeforms may be facing their own planetary challenges. I'm sure readers will love voyaging through the cosmos with him again, as I do.'―Diane Ackerman, New York Times bestselling author of The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us and The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story'A beautiful and detailed overview of the ways we must change our thinking if we want to truly understand the transformation in our midst.'―Adam Frank, NPR.com Read more About the Author David Grinspoon is an astrobiologist, award-winning science communicator, and prize-winning author. In 2013 he was appointed the inaugural Chair of Astrobiology at the Library of Congress. He is a frequent advisor to NASA on space exploration strategy, and is on the team for the Curiosity Mars Rover. Grinspoon's writing has appeared in the New York Times, Slate, Scientific American, Seed, Boston Globe, and the Los Angeles Times. Read more

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The Environment and You (3rd Edition)

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Pdf:The Environment and You (3rd Edition).About the Author Norm Christensen is professor emeritus and founding dean of Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. A central theme in Norm’s career has been ecosystem change from both natural and human causes. Norm has worked on numerous national advisory committees on environmental issues and on the boards of several environmental organizations including Environmental Defense Fund and The Wilderness Society. He is a fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a fellow and past president of the Ecological Society of America. Norm was the 2017 recipient of the Herbert Stoddard Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association for Fire Ecology.   This book is very much a product of Norm’s passion for connecting students with their environment. Norm was honored twice by the Duke University with awards for  distinguished undergraduate teaching. He was instrumental in the development of Duke’s undergraduate program in environmental science and policy, and he taught the introductory course for this program for over 15 years. Lissa Leege is a professor of biology and the founding director of the Center for Sustainability at Georgia Southern University. She earned her undergraduate degree in biology from St. Olaf College and received her Ph.D. in plant ecology at Michigan State University. Her ecological research concerns threats to rare plants, including the effects of fire and invasive species on endangered plant populations and communities. She has also conducted 20 years of research on the impacts of invasive pines on the sand dunes of Lake Michigan and the subsequent recovery of this system following invasive species removal. Lissa was instrumental in the development of an Interdisciplinary Concentration in Environmental Sustainability for undergraduates at Georgia Southern. Under her direction, the Center for Sustainability engages the campus and community with annual sustainability celebrations, a sustainability grant program, and a robust speaker series. Lissa is also involved with the environment on a statewide level as a member of the 2013 Class of the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership and a founding member of the Georgia Campus Sustainability Network.   Lissa has taught nonmajors environmental biology for 19 years with an emphasis on how students can contribute to environmental solutions. In 2006, she established an Environmental Service Learning project, through which thousands of environmental biology students have engaged in tens of thousands of hours of environmental service in the local community. Lissa has been honored with both college and university service awards and has served as a faculty fellow in Service-Learning. Her contributions to this book have been inspired by her passion for engaging students in positive solutions to environmental problems.   Justin St. Juliana is a lecturer in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at Cornell University. He received his bachelor’s degree in animal ecology at Iowa State University, his master’s degree in evolutionary ecology from Ben Gurion University of the Negev (Israel), and his Ph.D. in biology from Indiana State University. Justin’s research lies at the interface of predator prey interactions, optimal foraging, and stress hormones. His study organisms include rodents, foxes, fleas, owls, snakes, and feral cats. Before taking his position at Cornell University, Justin was an associate professor at Ivy Tech Community College (Terre Haute Campus) in Indiana. While at Ivy Tech he taught at multiple biological levels from microbiology to environmental science. Justin also developed and still administers a  statewide online nonmajors biology course taken by thousands of Ivy Tech students every year. Justin teaches the large mixed majors/nonmajors Ecology and the Environment course at Cornell University. He is very interested in the latest teaching innovations and heavily incorporates active and community-based learning into his courses. Justin believes that scientific concepts can be taught as stories that relate to a student’s life. He also extensively utilizes technology to improve student learning outcomes. In addition to being a coauthor, Justin developed the Process of Science, Global Connects, and Focus on Figures activities associated with this book, in Mastering Environmental Science. Read more

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The Geography of Malcolm X

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Pdf:The Geography of Malcolm X.About the Author James A. Tyner is currently an associate professor in Geography at Kent State University. He received his PhD in Geography from the University of Southern California. His specialties include population, political, and social geography. Recent publications include Made in the Philippines: Gendered Discourses and the Making of Migrants (2004) and Iraq, Terror, and the Philippines' Will to War (2005). Read more

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A Regional Geography of the United States and Canada: Toward a Sustainable Future

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Pdf:A Regional Geography of the United States and Canada: Toward a Sustainable Future.Review This engagingly written and comprehensive book has wide appeal beyond the discipline of geography. Mayda does an outstanding job linking geology, geography, economy, and culture to give a sense of the importance of space and how it is configured for the United States and Canada. By relating the basic environmental differences to historic developments, she shows that physical structures and human collective agency are critical to understanding the past and influencing the future of place. It is a work I will recommend to friends and assign to students with the knowledge that good discussions and positive action will follow. (Cornelia Butler Flora, Iowa State University)Chris Mayda uses sustainability to provide an innovative approach to the United States and Canada. By exploring sustainability within the framework of regions, she operates at a scale students will comprehend and infuses each section with current environmental concerns and directions toward solutions. (Craig E. Colten, Louisiana State University)It's always refreshing to read a book with a new approach to old issues—one that can provide a contemporary student with a different lens to look at environments, landscapes, and peoples. Taking an ecological approach, Chris Mayda highlights the impacts people are having upon processes, landscapes, and regions and the sustainability of these actions over the long haul. Simply but cleverly written, this ambitious text will be valuable for geography majors as well as students across the social sciences. (John Everitt, Brandon University)Chris Mayda writes geography with a conscience. What this book demonstrates is not only that natural environments and human cultures vary in space―the conventional fare of geographers―but that our concerns for sustainability, environmental protection, healthy lives, and social justice are also intricately connected with the places we create on the landscape. Regional economies, societies, political systems and ways of thinking come under close scrutiny here for their threats to the pursuit of happiness in America today as well as their promise for better lives and broader liberties. (Warren Hofstra, Shenandoah University)Honestly, the first college coursebook that I have actually read cover to cover. I used to think I knew a fair amount about the different areas of the country, but each section of the text helped me take a step back. (Beth Kostecki, geography student)A Regional Geography of the United States and Canada has great depth, is substantive, focuses on appropriate geographical topics/issues, and the flavor of sustainability is appealing. (George Pomeroy, Shippensburg University) Read more About the Author Chris Mayda is professor of geography and sustainability at Eastern Michigan University. Read more

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Glaciers and Glaciation, 2nd edition (Hodder Arnold Publication)

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Pdf:Glaciers and Glaciation, 2nd edition (Hodder Arnold Publication).Review A masterpiece... It demonstrates what can be achieved when widespread and ambitious fieldwork is combined with extensive library work, excellent understanding, and what must have been inordinate dedication. Professor J.D. Ives for Choices (about the first edition)A modern synthesis that will be appreciated by professional scientists and graduate students both inside and outside the discipline. This book is the best of its kind, an impressive contribution to science and to education. Professor G.K.C. Clarke for the American Geophysical Union (about the first edition)'This is by far the best book on the market for a glacial geology course.'Dr. Alan Kehew, Department of Geosciences, Western Michigan University (on the first edition) Read more About the Author Douglas I. Benn is currently Professor of Glaciology at the University Centre in Svalbard, and has a part-time position at the University of St Andrews. His PhD was on the Younger Dryas glaciation of the Isle of Skye, Scotland (St Andrews, 1990), and he has subsequently conducted research into glacial geomorphology and sedimentology in Scandinavia, South and North America, and the Himalaya. More recently, his research has focused mainly on glaciological processes, including the mass balance of debris-covered glaciers, calving, glacier surges, and direct exploration of englacial and subglacial drainage systemsDavid J.A. Evans is a glacial geomorphologist and Quaternary scientist who gained a Geography BA at the University of Wales (Lampeter) in 1982, an MSc at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada in 1984 and a PhD at the University of Alberta, Canada in 1988. He has undertaken research on glaciers and glaciation in Arctic Canada, Iceland, Norway, the Canadian prairies, Svalbard, South Georgia, New Zealand, Labrador, the Himalayas, Ireland and Britain.  After 14 years at the University of Glasgow he exchanged his drumlinized surroundings at Loch Lomond for the meltwater channels of upper Teesdale in the Pennines of northern England and is presently a Reader in Geography at the University of Durham.     Read more

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World Regional Geography: Global Patterns, Local Lives

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Pdf:World Regional Geography: Global Patterns, Local Lives.About the Author Lydia Mihelic Pulsipher is a cultural-historical geographer who studies the landscapes and lifeways of ordinary people through the lenses of archaeology, geography, and ethnography. She has contributed to several geography-related exhibits at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., including Seeds of Change, which featured the research she and Conrad Goodwin did in the eastern Caribbean. Lydia Pulsipher has ongoing research projects in the eastern Caribbean (historical archaeology) and in central Europe, where she is interested in various aspects of the post-Communist transition and social inclusion policies in the European Union. Her graduate students have studied human ecology issues in the Caribbean and border issues and issues of national identity and exclusion in several central European countries. She has taught cultural, gender, European, North American, and Mesoamerican geography at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville since 1980; through her research, she has given many students their first experience in fieldwork abroad. Previously she taught at Hunter College and Dartmouth College. She received her B.A. from Macalester College, her M.A. from Tulane University, and her Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University. For personal enjoyment, she works in her gardens, cans the produce, bakes rhubarb pies, and encourages the musical talents of her grandchildren. Alex A. Pulsipher is an independent scholar in Knoxville, Tennessee, who has conducted research on vulnerability to climate change, sustainable communities, and the diffusion of green technologies in the United States. In the early 1990s, Alex spent time in South Asia working for a sustainable development research center. He then completed a B.A. at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, writing his undergraduate thesis on the history of Hindu nationalism. Beginning in 1995, Alex contributed to the research and writing of the first edition of World Regional Geography with Lydia Pulsipher. Since then he has continued to write and restructure content for subsequent editions, and has created innumerable maps and over 120 photo essays. He has also traveled to South America, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Europe to collect information in support of the text and for the Web site. In addition to his work on World Regional Geography, Alex developed the first, second, and third editions of World Regional Geography Concepts. He has a master s degree in geography from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Ola Johansson is a cultural and urban geographer with a particular interest in music. As a cultural geographer, he has studied local music scenes and venues, touring patterns, national identity and cultural hybridity in music, and Swedish popular music. Ola is also co-author of the book Sound, Society, and the Geography of Popular Music. As an urban geographer, he is interested in urban policy and governance, the formation of entertainment districts, and place branding. He received both a bachelor s and a master s degree in social and economic geography from Lund University in Sweden. He then moved to the United States and graduated with a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Tennessee in 2004. In the past, Ola has been a researcher with the Tennessee Valley Authority in Knoxville and a guest scholar at Linnaeus University in Sweden. He is currently professor of geography at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Ola has been a behind-the-scenes contributor to World Regional Geography for several years and is now excited to be a co-author. In his spare time, Ola enjoys playing soccer, travelling, cooking, and going to concerts. Conrad Mac Goodwin assists in the writing and production of World Regional Geography and the World Regional Geography Concepts version in a variety of ways. Mac, Lydia s husband, is an anthropologist and historical archaeologist with a B.A. in anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara; an M.A. in historical archaeology from the College of William and Mary; and a Ph.D. in archaeology from Boston University. He specializes in sites created during the European colonial era in North America, the Caribbean, and the Pacific. He has particular expertise in the archaeology of agricultural systems, gardens, domestic landscapes, and urban spaces including writing an archaeological management plan for Wilmington, Delaware. In addition to work in archaeology and on the textbook, for the past 10 years he has been conducting research on wines and winemaking in Slovenia, and delivering papers on these topics at professional geography meetings. In 2013, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero appointed him to a four-year term on the Metropolitan Planning Commission as a result of his work with local neighborhood and environmental organizations. For relaxation, Mac works in his organic garden, builds stone walls (including a pizza oven), and is a slow-food chef. ' Read more

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Military Geographies

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Pdf:Military Geographies.Review 'Military Geographies ... is a must for anyone who opposes the military's use of our special landscapes. This authoritive book, by an expert in military land-use, is about the paternalistic, arrogant and unnecessarily secretive way in which the military occupies land. Woodward warns that 'we should be cautious about assuming an automatic economic benefit to a locality from military presence'. A fascinating book, and a useful campaigning tool.' (Open Space, Vol 28/2, Spring 2005) Read more Review 'This lively and engaging book sets an exciting new agenda for research into militarism and its geographies. A rich insight into militarism's 'hold' on places.' —Neil Ward, University of Leeds 'A pioneering study of military geographies bringing all the issues into sharp focus. By examining the environmental, cultural, economic and political dimensions of militarism through the lens of geography and a wealth of case studies (many from the UK), this book is a unique and important contribution to the literature. It will become an essential reference in the field.' —John Lovering, Professor of Urban Development and Governance, Cardiff University Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Visualizing Human Geography: At Home in a Diverse World

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Pdf:Visualizing Human Geography: At Home in a Diverse World.Newly revised, Visualizing Human Geography: At Home in a Diverse World, Third Edition maximizes the use of photographs, maps and illustrations to bring the colorful diversity of Human cultures, political systems, food production, and migration into the undergraduate classroom. This text provides readers with a thrilling approach to the subject, allowing them to see Human Geography as a dynamic and growing science and helping them move beyond the idea that geography is about memorization. Unique presentation of visuals facilitates reflection on the textual content of this text, providing a clear path to the understanding of key concepts. In its Third Edition, Visualizing Human Geography: At Home in a Diverse World includes improved coverage of migration and industry and new animations to support each chapter.

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Geographies of Postcolonialism

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Pdf:Geographies of Postcolonialism.Review ′Drawing on a course road tested for over a decade, Sharp has delivered an invaluable aid for teaching students about the complex political, cultural and spatial logics of colonialism and post-colonialism. Difficult theoretical jargon is demystified and the generous use of illustrations and quotes from both academic and popular sources means students can work with manageable measures of primary material. Postcolonial Geographies has succeeded in delivering a meaningful conversation between political economic accounts of development and cultural accounts of identity. It is a must have for anyone studying colonialism and post-colonialism′ - Jane M Jacobs, Institute of Geography, University of Edinburgh Read more

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American Empire (California Studies in Critical Human Geography)

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Pdf:American Empire (California Studies in Critical Human Geography).Review 'Neil Smith's book stands as an exemplar of the quality of scholarship that the best of biographies represent, giving us a fascinating wealth of insights into not only the work of one prominent geographer but also the geopolitical history of the United States during the long climb towards its goal of world hegemony.'--'Environment and Planning Read more From the Inside Flap 'This is a dazzling and original book, the product of painstaking and meticulous research, artfully conceived and beautifully written. Given the complexity of the account, its breathtaking range, and the number of vitally important issues to which it speaks, it is written with a clarity that I can only applaud.'―Derek Gregory, author of Colonizing Geographics 'This is a very good book…. It should become a major work not only of reference but also for reflection on how foreign and commercial policy got shaped in the United States in the first half of the twentieth century.'―David Harvey, author of Spaces of Hope Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Shadows in the Sun: Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire

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Pdf:Shadows in the Sun: Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire.About the Author Wade Davis is Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. An ethnographer, photographer, filmmaker, and writer, he is author of the international bestsellers Into the Silence, Light at the Edge of the World, One River, The Serpent and the Rainbow, Shadows in the Sun, and other books. His articles have appeared in Outside, Condé Nast Traveler, National Geographic, ScientificAmerican, and many other publications. Read more

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Understanding the Cultural Landscape

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Pdf:Understanding the Cultural Landscape.Review 'Understanding the Cultural Landscape is a tour de force--a splendid example of the lively, clear, and attractive writing that scholarly prose should be, but so seldom is. Bret Wallach, one of America's most distinguished geographers, has revived a noble but long-neglected tradition of cultural geography, deeply rooted in history and an amazing range of geographic facts. For intellectually curious students of the human condition, this is a profoundly important book.'--Peirce F. Lewis, Department of Geography (Emeritus), Pennsylvania State University 'This book is filled with interesting insights, illuminating the continuing importance of actual geography even in the homogenizing twilight of globalization.'--Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature 'Most texts in human geography are eye-glazers, room-emptiers. This one emphatically is not. Bret Wallach ranges back and forth across time, space, and scale to bring us this generation's definitive globalist human geography. Imaginatively conceived, sharply detailed, and wonderfully written, the book will work at almost any university level and for intelligent general readers too. All by himself, Wallach may succeed in bringing geography back into the intellectual mainstream. In a word, this book is fabulous.'--Frank J. Popper, Urban Studies Program, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 'An astonishing achievement! I doubt whether we shall ever see a more useful, thought-provoking account of what our humanized world is really like and how it came to be. Highly readable and informative, this is geography for thoughtful readers at its best.'--Wilbur Zelinsky, Department of Geography (Emeritus), The Pennsylvania State University Read more About the Author Bret Wallach teaches geography at the University of Oklahoma. A MacArthur Fellow, he has previously published At Odds with Progress: Conservation and Americans and Losing Asia: Modernization and the Culture of Development. He is presently working on a book about the rural landscapes of Eurasia. Read more

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Humans in the Landscape: An Introduction to Environmental Studies

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Pdf:Humans in the Landscape: An Introduction to Environmental Studies.About the Author Kai N. Lee is Rosenburg Professor of Environmental Studies, emeritus, at Williams College, and program officer for science at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Kai was trained as an experimental physicist at Columbia and Princeton Universities. He taught environmental studies and political science at the University of Washington before going to Williams to direct its Center for Environmental Studies. In both institutions, he taught the introductory course in environmental studies that forms the basis of this book. Kai is the author of Compass and Gyroscope (Island, 1993), a book on adaptive management that has been widely used in graduate courses in environmental science. In his grant making at the Packard Foundation, Kai is developing related means of linking knowledge with action. He has served on more than a dozen committees of the National Research Council, advising government agencies on a range of policies where scientific issues play a critical role. He is currently vice-chair of the NRC’s committee to advise the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Earlier in his career Kai was a White House Fellow and he represented Washington state on the Northwest Power Planning Council.William R. Freudenburg was Dehlsen Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), at the time of his death in 2010. He studied at the University of Nebraska, his native state, and at Yale University, earning a Ph.D. there in 1979. He held professorships at Washington State University and the University of Wisconsin before arriving in UCSB in 2002. Bill pursued scholarly interests in risk analysis and rural sociology, and he served as president of the Rural Sociology Society. A popular and devoted teacher, Bill was co-founder of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences. He was a prolific author, most recently as coauthor of two studies of the Gulf of Mexico coast,Catastrophe in the Making: The Engineering of Katrina and the Disasters of Tomorrow (Island Press, 2009) and Blowout in the Gulf: The BP Oil Spill Disaster and the Future of Energy in America (MIT Press, 2010).Richard B. Howarth is Professor of Environmental Studies at Dartmouth College and the Editor-in-Chief of Ecological Economics. After receiving an A.B. in Biology and Society from Cornell University in 1985, he pursued an M.S. in Land Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1987) and a Ph.D. from the Energy and Resources Program at the University of California, Berkeley (1990), where he specialized in the economics of natural resources and sustainable development. Prior to his arrival at Dartmouth in 1998, he held appointments with the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and with the Environmental Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has published widely on topics that include theories of intergenerational fairness; the economics of energy efficiency; climate stabilization policy; the valuation and governance of ecosystem services; and the links between economic growth, environmental degradation, and human well-being. Read more

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Smart Urbanism: Utopian vision or false dawn?

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Pdf:Smart Urbanism: Utopian vision or false dawn?.Review 'This collection of essays is destined to become a key reference point in debates about smart cities. The contributors offer a rich series of theoretically informed case studies that critically examine the discourses, infrastructures and practices that constitute 'smart'; together they significantly advance our understanding of the histories and geographies of smart cities as well as the diversities and uncertainties of their governance, economics, sustainability and sociality.'Gillian Rose, Professor of Cultural Geography at The Open University, UK, and Fellow of the British Academy ‘Smart Urbanism’ is a major reference point in key debates about smart urban governance. The rich and theoretically informed case studies on the Global North and South as well make the book a must-read for graduate students and early career researchers in urban studies.László Cseke1, Hungarian Geographical Bulletin 65, 2016 Read more

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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

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Pdf:Seven Brief Lessons on Physics.Review “In clear, elegant prose, Rovelli guides the reader through a whirlwind tour of some of the biggest ideas in physics. His passion for his chosen field is evident on every page… One can easily imagine perusing these essays while comfortably ensconced in an overstuffed chair by the fire, a snifter of cognac in hand… The reader will come away…with a deeper understanding of how modern physics has brought us closer to an ultimate understanding of reality.”—The New York Times Book Review“A startling and illustrative distillation of centuries of science.”—The Economist   “The man who makes physics sexy . . . the scientist they’re calling the next Stephen Hawking.” —The Times Magazine“Lean, lucid and enchanting.”—New Scientist“The essays in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics arrive like shots of espresso, which you can consume the way the Italians do, quickly and while standing up. As slim as a volume of poetry, Mr. Rovelli’s book also has that tantalizing quality that good books of poems have; it artfully hints at meanings beyond its immediate scope... [H]is book is a roll call of the scientists who have taken us so far, from Einstein and Niels Bohr through Werner Heisenberg and Stephen Hawking... The lessons in Mr. Rovelli’s book, as elegiac as they are incisive, do them justice.”—The New York Times“Delightful. . . . The metaphors are vivid, the visions dramatic.”—Nature   “A very slim volume that contains multitudes... Italian theoretical physicist and writer Carlo Rovelli uses a conversational tone to untangle the most complicated yet most beautiful advances in science in modern history... You'll feel a whole lot smarter for having read this elegant, straightforward little book.”—Esquire, The Best Books of 2016 (So Far)“The writing is elegant and poetic, and Carlo's explanatory clarity is compelling. He organized this short book into seven lessons that introduce the non-specialized reader to the most fascinating questions about the universe, including how we learn about it.”—NPR“Rovelli has a rare knack for conveying the top line of scientific theories in clear and compelling terms without succumbing to the lure of elaborate footnotes... a breath of fresh air.”—The Guardian“Brief but eloquent... The slim volume is stereotypically the province of poetry, but this beautifully designed little book shows that science, with its curiosity, its intense engagement with what there really is, its readiness to jettison received ways of seeing, is a kind of poetry too”—Financial Times“[Carlo Rovelli’s] concise and comprehensible writing makes sense of intricate notions such as general relativity, quantum mechanics, cosmology and thermodynamics. Rovelli's enthusiastic and poetic descriptions communicate the essence of these topics without getting bogged down in details.”—Scientific American“[A] quick, engaging read…fun and insightful…you wouldn’t go wrong taking [it] to the beach this summer.”—Forbes“Fascinating on every level.”—Daily Herald“This beautiful little volume playfully introduces its readers to several basic principles of physics in an easy-to-grasp style that will surprise and delight you.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Few writers have dared to compress the knowledge of a century’s worth of physics into less than 80 pages. Even fewer have succeeded with a touch of Carlo Rovelli’s clarity and verve…A sweeping presentation of the great ideas and discoveries of 20th century physics, aimed at readers with no scientific background whatsoever. It’s a joy to read.”—Gizmodo“A slim poetic meditation... Rovelli belongs to a great Italian tradition of one-culture science writing that encompasses the Roman poet Lucretius, Galileo, Primo Levi and Italo Calvino. The physics here is comprehensible and limpid, and Rovelli gives it an edge through his clear-eyed humanistic interpretations.”—The Independent“Slim and stimulating…Wonderfully poetic.”—Brain Pickings“Written to be accessible and to appeal to the imagination of the liberal arts major…Rovelli highlights the beauty of theories of gravity, time, and consciousness.”—The Curious Wavefunction“Rovelli's offering is a marvelous feast which should ignite a renewed sense of inspiration regarding the reach and beauty of science even in hardened veterans.”—The Millions“In a world where the public is interested in science, Rovelli is a great ambassador whose passion can be found in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics.”—International Business Times'It was eye-opening for me and truly changed how I will go forward in reading and learning about science.'—Amy Poehler's Smart Girls“For the curious reader ready to plunge into theoretical physics, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli is a short accessible introduction. The chapters are manageable chunks of famous theories, most recognizable even to those of us who don’t happen to have a Ph.D... Mr. Rovelli shows how scientists can not only accept [contradictions between theories] but also revel in its infuriating layers.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette“Ultimately, Rovelli portrays the universe as a strange place where space-time, the present, the past and the future are illusions, and his unfolding of the mystery and the beauty of the universe is breathtaking.”—Raleigh News & Observer“An intriguing meditation on the nature of the universe and our attempts to understand it that should appeal to both scientists and general readers.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review   “This enchanting book…looks at physics as a continually changing quest for understanding our universe, instead of immutable laws of nature... The essays are a joyous celebration of scientific wonder.”—Publishers Weekly“Rovelli's enthusiasm for his subject is evident throughout, and his conversational tone brings an often dry subject to vibrant life. For those curious about the natural world and who wonder what actually exists outside Earth's atmosphere, Rovelli's explanations will intrigue and delight.”—Shelf Awareness   “Seven Brief Lessons on Physics is a science book that reads like a poem, and resonates like one, too.”—Bookpage “Rovelli does a masterful job breaking down complex subjects, like Einstein's theory of relativity and gravitational waves, into simple, easy-to-understand concepts.”—Law 360   “In Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, Carlo Rovelli delivers physics lessons in a most untraditional way, inspiring readers to think differently, to get excited about discovery, to open their minds, to see beauty in the strange... Exquisite... If you love nonfiction and science as much as you love literary fiction, this is a must-read.”—Lovely Bookshelf“If you want to understand what gets physicists out of bed in the morning, there is no better guide than Rovelli... Seven Brief Lessons on Physics is an absorbing, lovely book... This is physics as romantic poetry and, by God, it’s beguiling”—New Statesman“Bite-sized but big on ideas: Carlo Rovelli’s Seven Brief Lessons on Physics … makes the mysteries of the universe almost comprehensible.”—Evening Standard “Carlo Rovelli's Seven Brief Lessons on Physics has turned relativity and quantum physics into best-selling material.”—la Repubblica “Physics has always been popularized, but professor Rovelli’s book is something else: his prose stands out as pristine and seductive at the same time, with all the substance that arouses a real interest in his readers.”—Corriere della Sera“Plain words can be utterly beautiful when they tell a thrilling story. Carlo Rovelli's words take us on a great adventure as the human mind reaches out to understand the universe. The book is a joy.”—Alan Alda“Wonderfully clear and vivid. Carlo Rovelli manages to convey the mystery of very large things and very small things with brilliant effect.”—Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials trilogy“Rovelli has found a new way to talk about science, simple and keen. His seven lessons are as graceful, terse and dreamy as only poetry can sometimes be.”—Paolo Giordano, author of The Solitude of Prime Numbers“This brief and beautiful introduction to a few key discoveries of modern physics reminds us that the roots of science are curiosity and wonder.”—Lee Smolin, physicist and author, Time Reborn and The Trouble with Physics“No one should hold office unless they have read Carlo Rovelli's Seven Brief Lessons on Physics.”—Nick Harkaway, author of The Gone-Away World and Angelmaker“This is a beautiful and moving book that will make you see the world with different eyes.  It is soulfully human and yet full of the wonder of the natural universe. Rovelli somehow conveys the scope and depth of modern physics in everyday language without losing the poetry of the mathematical equations.”—Jenann Ismael, professor of philosophy at University of Arizona Read more About the Author Carlo Rovelli, an Italian theoretical physicist, is the head of the quantum gravity group at the Centre de Physique Théorique of Aix-Marseille Université. He is one of the founders of the loop quantum gravity theory. Rovelli lives in Marseille, France. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity

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Pdf:Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity.Review “Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets. They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher. Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them…Rovelli's book is a gem. It's a pleasure to read, full of wonderful analogies and imagery and, last but not least, a celebration of the human spirit.”—NPR Cosmos & Culture   “If your desire to be awestruck by the universe we inhabit needs refreshing, theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli…is up to the task.”—Elle “[Reality Is Not What It Seems] is simultaneously aimed at the curious layperson while also useful to the modern scientist… Rovelli lets us nibble or gorge ourselves, depending on our appetites, on several scrumptious equations. He doesn’t expect everyone to be a master of the equations or even possess much mathematical acumen, but the equations serve as appetizers for those inclined to get their fill, so to speak.”—Raleigh News & Observer “With its warm, enthusiastic language and tone, [Seven Brief Lessons on Physics] is also deeply humanistic in approach, using words like elegant and beauty about a subject…that can seem impenetrably dense and abstract…Reality Is Not What It Seems takes much the same approach.”—New York Magazine“Rovelli writes beautiful prose while walking the reader through the history and concept of 'reality' and what it all means for the yet to be discovered universe and thus our own lives.”—Pasadena Star-News“Rovelli writes with elegance, clarity and charm. . . . A joy to read, as well as being an intellectual feast.”—New Statesman“Rovelli offers vast, complex ideas beyond most of our imagining—‘quanta,’ ‘grains of space,’ ‘time and the heat of black holes’—and condenses them into spare, beautiful words that render them newly explicable and moving.”—On Being with Krista Tippett“Rovelli’s lyrical language, clarity of thought, and passion for science and its history make the title a pleasure to read (albeit slowly), and his diagrams and footnotes will allow readers to understand the material better and tackle a more expert level of insight.”—Booklist “Rovelli smoothly conveys the differences between belief and proof. . . his excitement is contagious and he delights in the possibilities of human understanding.”—Publishers Weekly“Science buffs will admire Rovelli's lucid writing…Cutting-edge theoretical physics for a popular audience that obeys the rules (little math, plenty of drawings), but it's not for the faint of heart.”—Kirkus Reviews“A fascinating adventure into the outer limits of space and into the smallest atom…Rovelli manages to break down complex, proven ideas into smaller, easily assimilated concepts so those with little to no scientific background can understand the fundamental ideas…Rovelli's infectious enthusiasm and excitement for his subject help carry readers over the more difficult aspects, allowing one to let the imagination soar…An exciting description of the evolution of physics takes readers to the edge of human knowledge of the universe.”—Shelf Awareness“Rovelli draws deep physics into the light with rather greater success... He wears a broad erudition lightly, casually and clearly explaining.”—Read It Forward Read more About the Author Carlo Rovelli, an Italian theoretical physicist, is the head of the Quantum Gravity group at the Centre de Physique Théorique of Aix-Marseille University. He is one of the founders of the loop quantum gravity theory and the author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, an international bestseller translated into over forty languages, and the forthcoming The Order of Time. Rovelli lives in Marseille, France. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity

Pdf Math Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity

Pdf:Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity.Review “Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets. They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher. Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them…Rovelli's book is a gem. It's a pleasure to read, full of wonderful analogies and imagery and, last but not least, a celebration of the human spirit.”—NPR Cosmos & Culture   “If your desire to be awestruck by the universe we inhabit needs refreshing, theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli…is up to the task.”—Elle “[Reality Is Not What It Seems] is simultaneously aimed at the curious layperson while also useful to the modern scientist… Rovelli lets us nibble or gorge ourselves, depending on our appetites, on several scrumptious equations. He doesn’t expect everyone to be a master of the equations or even possess much mathematical acumen, but the equations serve as appetizers for those inclined to get their fill, so to speak.”—Raleigh News & Observer “With its warm, enthusiastic language and tone, [Seven Brief Lessons on Physics] is also deeply humanistic in approach, using words like elegant and beauty about a subject…that can seem impenetrably dense and abstract…Reality Is Not What It Seems takes much the same approach.”—New York Magazine“Rovelli writes beautiful prose while walking the reader through the history and concept of 'reality' and what it all means for the yet to be discovered universe and thus our own lives.”—Pasadena Star-News“Rovelli writes with elegance, clarity and charm. . . . A joy to read, as well as being an intellectual feast.”—New Statesman“Rovelli offers vast, complex ideas beyond most of our imagining—‘quanta,’ ‘grains of space,’ ‘time and the heat of black holes’—and condenses them into spare, beautiful words that render them newly explicable and moving.”—On Being with Krista Tippett“Rovelli’s lyrical language, clarity of thought, and passion for science and its history make the title a pleasure to read (albeit slowly), and his diagrams and footnotes will allow readers to understand the material better and tackle a more expert level of insight.”—Booklist “Rovelli smoothly conveys the differences between belief and proof. . . his excitement is contagious and he delights in the possibilities of human understanding.”—Publishers Weekly“Science buffs will admire Rovelli's lucid writing…Cutting-edge theoretical physics for a popular audience that obeys the rules (little math, plenty of drawings), but it's not for the faint of heart.”—Kirkus Reviews“A fascinating adventure into the outer limits of space and into the smallest atom…Rovelli manages to break down complex, proven ideas into smaller, easily assimilated concepts so those with little to no scientific background can understand the fundamental ideas…Rovelli's infectious enthusiasm and excitement for his subject help carry readers over the more difficult aspects, allowing one to let the imagination soar…An exciting description of the evolution of physics takes readers to the edge of human knowledge of the universe.”—Shelf Awareness“Rovelli draws deep physics into the light with rather greater success... He wears a broad erudition lightly, casually and clearly explaining.”—Read It Forward Read more About the Author Carlo Rovelli, an Italian theoretical physicist, is the head of the Quantum Gravity group at the Centre de Physique Théorique of Aix-Marseille University. He is one of the founders of the loop quantum gravity theory and the author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, an international bestseller translated into over forty languages, and the forthcoming The Order of Time. Rovelli lives in Marseille, France. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics

Pdf Math The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics

Pdf:The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics.Review 'Beautifully clear explanations of famously 'difficult things.''―Wall Street Journal'What a wonderful and unique resource. For anyone who is determined to learn physics for real, looking beyond conventional popularizations, this is the ideal place to start.'―Sean Carroll, physicist, California Institute of Technology, and author of The Particle at the End of the Universe'A spectacular effort to make the real stuff of theoretical physics accessible to amateurs.'―Science News'Very readable. Abstract concepts are well explained.... [The Theoretical Minimum] does provide a clear description of advanced classical physics concepts, and gives readers who want a challenge the opportunity to exercise their brain in new ways.'―Physics World'Readers ready to embrace their inner applied mathematics will enjoy this brisk, bare-bares introduction to classical mechanics.'―Publishers Weekly Read more About the Author Leonard Susskind has been the Felix Bloch Professor in Theoretical Physics at Stanford University since 1978. He lives in Palo Alto, California.George Hrabovsky is the president of Madison Area Science and Technology (MAST), a nonprofit organization dedicated to scientific and technological research and education. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Read more

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Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics

Pdf Math Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics

Pdf:Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics.From the Back Cover With its unique combination of depth, clarity, and humor that has enchanted millions, this beloved classic by bestselling author Gary Zukav opens the fascinating world of quantum physics to readers with no mathematical or technical background. 'Wu Li' is the Chinese phrase for physics. It means 'patterns of organic energy,' but it also means 'nonsense,' 'my way,' 'I clutch my ideas,' and 'enlightenment.' These captivating ideas frame Zukav's evocative exploration of quantum mechanics and relativity theory. Delightfully easy to read, The Dancing Wu Li Masters illuminates the compelling powers at the core of all we know. Read more About the Author Gary Zukav is the author of four consecutive New York Times bestsellers. In 1979, The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics plumbed the depths of quantum physics and relativity, winning the American Book Award for science. In 1989, The Seat of the Soul led the way to seeing the alignment of the personality and the soul as the fulfillment of life and captured the imagination of millions, becoming the number one New York Times bestseller thirty-one times and remaining on the bestseller list for three years. Zukav's gentle presence, humor, and wisdom have endeared him to millions of viewers through his many appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Six million copies of his books are in print and translations have been published in twenty-four languages. Zukav grew up in the Midwest, graduated from Harvard, and became a Special Forces (Green Beret) officer with Vietnam service before writing his first book. Read more

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Introduction to Elementary Particles

Pdf Math Introduction to Elementary Particles

Pdf:Introduction to Elementary Particles.Review ?I?d recommend this book to anyone in the field and anyone lecturing in it. It?s wonderful. Reading any section will always yield insights, and you can?t go wrong with Griffiths as a guide.? ( Times Higher Education Supplement, December 2009) ?A clearly written textbook balancing intuitive understanding and mathematical rigour, emphasizing elementary particle theory.? (Reviews, May 2009) Read more From the Back Cover In the second, revised edition of a well-established textbook, the author strikes a balance between quantitative rigor and intuitive understanding, using a lively, informal style. The first chapter provides a detailed historical introduction to the subject, while subsequent chapters offer a quantitative presentation of the Standard Model. A simplified introduction to the Feynman rules, based on a 'toy' model, helps readers learn the calculational techniques without the complications of spin. It is followed by accessible treatments of quantum electrodynamics, the strong and weak interactions, and gauge theories. New chapters address neutrino oscillations and prospects for physics beyond the Standard Model. The book contains a number of worked examples and many end-of-chapter problems. A complete solution manual is available for instructors. - Revised edition of a well-established text on elementary particle physics - With a number of worked examples and many end-of-chapter problems - Helps the student to master the Feynman rules - Solution manual available for instructors David Griffiths is Professor of Physics at the Reed College in Portland, Oregon. After obtaining his PhD in elementary particle theory at Harvard, he taught at several colleges and universities before joining the faculty at Reed in 1978. He specializes in classical electrodynamics and quantum mechanics as well as elementary particles, and has written textbooks on all three subjects. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos with Student Solutions Manual: Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: With Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and ... Edition (Studies in Nonlinearity) (Volume 1)

Pdf Math Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos with Student Solutions Manual: Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: With Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and ... Edition (Studies in Nonlinearity) (Volume 1)

Pdf:Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos with Student Solutions Manual: Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: With Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and ... Edition (Studies in Nonlinearity) (Volume 1).Review 'The new edition has a friendly yet clear technical style . . . One of the book's biggest strengths is that it explains core concepts through practical examples drawn from various fields and from real-world systems . . . the author's excellent use of geometric and graphical techniques greatly clarifies what can be amazingly complex behavior.' Physics Today'Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos is an excellent book that effectively demonstrates the power and beauty of the theory of dynamical systems. Its readers will want to learn more.' Mathematical Association of America Read more About the Author Steven Strogatz is the Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. His honors include MIT's highest teaching prize, a lifetime achievement award for the communication of mathematics to the general public, and membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research on a wide variety of nonlinear systems from synchronized fireflies to small-world networks has been featured in the pages of Scientific American, Nature, Discover, Business Week, and The New York Times. Read more

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The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet

Pdf Math The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet

Pdf:The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet.Review “I’m not competent to assess the accuracy of Robert Hazen’s thesis about geological and biological history, but I am competent to judge it a fascinating story, far more alive than you might guess if all you knew was the subject was old dead (?!) rocks.”—Bill McKibben, bestselling author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet“With infectious enthusiasm for his subject, Hazen introduces readers to Earth’s defining moments . . . [and] argues that understanding the interplay between Earth’s geological and biological pasts can help us predict and prepare for the future of life on our planet.”—Saron Yitbarek, Discover“Hazen takes us on one of the grandest tours of them all—the 4.5 billion year history of our planet. From the atoms of the crust of the Earth come our bodies, the entire living world, and this exciting book. Read Hazen and you will not see Earth and life in the same way again.” —Neil Shubin, paleontologist and bestselling author of Your Inner Fish“Concise and colourful  . . . Drawing on the latest research and influenced by advances in astrobiology, Hazen takes a radical standpoint . . . to tell the amazing tale of our planet’s intertwined living and non-living spheres.”—Birger Schmitz, Nature“A fascinating new theory on the Earth’s origins written in a sparkling style with many personal touches . . . Hazen offers startling evidence that ‘Earth’s living and nonliving spheres’ have co-evolved over the past four billion years.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred)“Exceptionally readable [and] user-friendly . . . Science junkies and readers interested in the environment will find Hazen’s arguments compelling and his overview of Earth’s tumultuous history captivating.”—Carl Hays, Booklist“Hazen has a gift for explaining science in lay terms, and even readers with a minimal understanding of geology, chemistry, and physics will find this book riveting.'—Nancy R. Curtis, Library Journal“Hazen illuminates the origins of Earth and the origins of life [in] a thoroughly accessible book, mixing a variety of scientific disciplines to tell an unforgettable story.”—Publishers Weekly'The Story of Earth is that rare book that can transform the way you see the world. By synthesizing a vast span of time and knowledge into crisp, delightful prose, Hazen really does make our planet into a story, and a compelling one. I was left with a new sense of context for our place in this galactic home.”—Charles Wohlforth, author of The Fate of Nature and The Whale and the Supercomputer Read more About the Author Robert M. Hazen is the Clarence Robinson professor of earth science at George Mason University and a senior scientist at the Carnegie Institution’s Geophysical Laboratory. The author of numerous books—including the bestselling Science Matters—he lives in Glen Echo, Maryland. Read more

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Fundamentals of Physics: Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermodynamics (The Open Yale Courses Series)

Pdf Math Fundamentals of Physics: Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermodynamics (The Open Yale Courses Series)

Pdf:Fundamentals of Physics: Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermodynamics (The Open Yale Courses Series).Review 'Well-suited for use either as a primary textbook or a source of additional readings for a first-year physics course intended for students with strong backgrounds in mathematics and physics.'—Choice'Like his online lectures, Shankar's book looks excellent for teaching and learning introductory physics.'―Leonard Susskind, Director, Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics'This introductory text makes easy reading, due to Shankar’s great sense of humor and his lucid explanation of the essential ideas of fundamental physics.'—David Gross, Nobel Laureate in Physics, 2004'Akin to a relaxed discussion with a masterful tutor, Shankar's book conveys a strong intuitive understanding with wonderful freshness and clarity. A pedagogical masterpiece.'—Daniel Arovas, University of California, San Diego'The book captures, and enhances, the experience of being in the room as Shankar explains the material. This is physics as it should be taught, clearly and entertainingly presented.'—Alan Chodos, American Physical Society'Mechanics, relativity, and thermodynamics are presented with wonderful freshness and clarity by Shankar, who further cements his reputation as a preeminent physics expositor. The presentation is akin to a relaxed discussion with a masterful tutor. With thoughtful explanations and numerous examples, Shankar expertly guides the reader through the subject matter, conveying a strong intuitive understanding reinforced by mathematical analysis. Subtleties and counterintuitive topics such as rotational dynamics, relativity paradoxes, and entropy are patiently and deliberately explained so as to minimize confusion. A pedagogical masterpiece.'—Daniel Arovas, University of California, San Diego Read more About the Author R. Shankar is John Randolph Huffman Professor of Physics, Yale University. His popular Open Yale Course “Introduction to Physics” has a major following in the United States, India, Australia, China, and elsewhere. He is the 2009 winner of the American Physical Society's Lilienfeld Prize and the author of two previous textbooks, Principles of Quantum Mechanics and Basic Training in Mathematics: A Fitness Program for Science Students. Read more

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Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness

Pdf Math Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness

Pdf:Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness.Review 'A remarkable and readable presentation.' --Charles Townes, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics 'This book is unique.EL The clearest expositions I have ever seen.' --George Greenstein, Professor of Astronomy, Amherst College 'An immensely important and exciting book.' --Raymond Chester Russ, editor of Journal of Mind and Behavior 'Exposes the hidden skeleton in the physicist's closet.' --Nick Herbert, author of Quantum Reality Read more About the Author Bruce Rosenblum is currently Professor of Physics, emeritus, at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He has also consulted extensively for government and industry on technical and policy issues. His research has moved from molecular physics to condensed matter physics, and, after a foray into biophysics, has focused on fundamental issues in quantum mechanics. Fred Kuttner is a Lecturer in the Department of Physics at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He devotes most of his time to teaching physics after a career in industry, including two technology startups, and a second career in academic administration. His research interests have included the low temperature propoerties o solids and the thermal properties of magnets. For the last several years he has worked on the foundations of quantum mechanics and the implications of the quantum theory. Read more

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Pre-calculus Demystified, Second Edition

Pdf Math Pre-calculus Demystified, Second Edition

Pdf:Pre-calculus Demystified, Second Edition.About the Author Rhonda Huettenmueller has been teaching college mathematics for more than 20 years. She regularly teaches algebra, college algebra, and pre-calculus courses, along with more specialized versions of the classes for business students. Rhonda is the author of Algebra Demystified, McGraw-Hill's most successful Demystified book to date, College Algebra Demystified, and Business Calculus Demystified. Read more

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Engineering and Chemical Thermodynamics

Pdf Math Engineering and Chemical Thermodynamics

Pdf:Engineering and Chemical Thermodynamics.Review I've taught thermo dozens of times out of four textbooks. Koretsky is the book that the students have appreciated the most and with enthusiasm. I'm very excited about the much clearer grasp of the concepts the students have obtained with this book this semester. The writing is very informative and clear, the choice of topics is perfect and the examples are wonderful. Futhermore, the sophistication of the topics is also at a high level, but is approachable for the students, as the concepts are explained so well. Thanks for making thermodynamics so accessible for students! Read more About the Author Milo D. Koretsky received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991. He is currently of professor of Chemical Engineering at Oregon State University. His research interests in thin film materials processing, including plasma chemistry and physics, electrochemical processes and semiconductor yield prediction. His teaching interests include integration of microelectronic unit operations into the ChE curriculum and thermodynamics. Read more

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The Equations of Life: How Physics Shapes Evolution

Pdf Math The Equations of Life: How Physics Shapes Evolution

Pdf:The Equations of Life: How Physics Shapes Evolution.Review 'Both magisterial and collegial, this may be the biology book of the year.'-Booklist'Many readers...will relish a lucid, provocative argument that the dazzling variety of organisms produced by 4 billion years of evolution may seem unbounded, but all follow universal laws.'-Kirkus Reviews'Life as we know it arises from an interplay between biological chance and physical necessity. What about life as we don't know it? To think about life on other planets, we need to understand how things could have been different. Charles Cockell's book is a fascinating new look at this question, offering surprising insights on just how constrained biology can be by the laws of physics.'-Sean Carroll, author of The Big Picture'Nature's intricate diversity offers immense challenges to biologists--and inspires the rest of us with wonder and delight. But despite its diversity, the entire biosphere is governed by unifying principles--all living things are assemblages of atoms, governed by gravity and other basic forces. This riveting book--fully accessible to the general reader--shows how all Earthly life (and indeed any alien life elsewhere in the universe) emerges through the operation of basic physical laws and is constrained by what these laws permit. Charles Cockell is not only a fine scientist but a fine writer too.'-Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, past President of the Royal Society'Want to know about alien life? According to Charles Cockell, you can learn from the living things all around you, right here on Earth. Whether on this third rock from the Sun or another planet in a far-distant galaxy, creatures should share forms and behaviors shaped by the forces of natural selection and the fundamental laws of physics that reign throughout the universe. In this enlightening, entertaining book, Cockell explains how extraterrestrials might not be quite so alien after all.'-Lee Billings, author of Five Billion Years of Solitude'Fascinating. A profound exploration of the deep nexus between physics and biology.'-Andreas Wagner, professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Zürich and author of Arrival of the Fittest'An intriguing and enthralling adventure into the physics of life that is all around us and inside us. Cockell provides a reminder of the seeming rarity of all this beauty but also an invitation to look up to the skies and ask where else might something like this be?'-Robin Ince, co-host of The Infinite Monkey Cage and co-author of How to Build a Universe (with Brian Cox) Read more About the Author Charles S. Cockell is a professor of astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh and the director of the UK Centre for Astrobiology. He lives in Edinburgh, UK. Read more

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Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do

Pdf Math Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do

Pdf:Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do.Review 'Blue Mind' is a fascinating study of the emotional, behavioral,psychological and physical connections that keep humans so enchantedwith water. Nichols examines seas and oceans, lakes and rivers, evenswimming pools and the contents of our bathtubs in a study that is bothhighly readable and rooted in real research. Nichols drawson science and art, hard data and anecdote, and plenty of experience, to explain our blue mind in detail.  ~ Washington Post Book ReviewA persuasive case for water's healing power.  ~ Elle Magazine...a 'Big Idea' book that will change the way you think.  ~ Outside Magazine Read more From the Author I wish you water. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam, 13th Ed

Pdf Math Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam, 13th Ed

Pdf:Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam, 13th Ed.About the Author Michael R. Lindeburg, PE, is one of the best-known authors of engineering textbooks and references. His books and courses have influenced millions of engineers around the world. Since 1975, he has authored over 40 engineering reference and exam preparation books. He has spent thousands of hours teaching engineering to students and practicing engineers. He holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees in industrial engineering from Stanford University. Read more

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Practice Problems for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam, 13th Ed (Comprehensive Practice for the Mechanical Pe Exam)

Pdf Math Practice Problems for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam, 13th Ed (Comprehensive Practice for the Mechanical Pe Exam)

Pdf:Practice Problems for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam, 13th Ed (Comprehensive Practice for the Mechanical Pe Exam).*Add the convenience of accessing this book anytime, anywhere on your personal device with the eTextbook version for only $39 at ppi2pass.com/etextbook-program.*Get your PE Mechanical Study Schedule and PE Mechanical Reference Manual index at ppi2pass.com/downloads.Comprehensive Practice for the Mechanical PE ExamPractice Problems for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam contains over 850 problems designed to reinforce your knowledge of the topics presented in the Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual. Over 300 new stand-alone, multiple-choice problems are designed to be solved in six-minute or less. These demonstrate the format of the NCEES Mechanical PE exam, and focus on individual engineering concepts. The remaining 550 problems are longer and more complex, challenging your skills in identifying and applying related engineering concepts. "A 6-minute zinger illustrates the exam format. The harder problems teach you engineering." -Michael R. Lindeburg, PE Solutions are clearly written, complete, and easy to follow. U.S. customary and SI units are equally supported, and units are meticulously identified and carried through in all calculations. Frequent references to figures, tables, equations, and appendices in the Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual will direct you to relevant support material.Prepare for the Mechanical PE Exam by Solving Problems—The More Problems, the Better851 practice problems covering the topics on the Mechanical PE examComplete step-by-step solutionsSI and U.S. Customary units used throughoutChapters that correspond to those in the Mechanical Engineering Reference ManualWhat’s New in This Edition6 chapters with new material47 chapters with revisions to existing material301 new stand-alone, multiple choice exam-like problems74 updated problemsTopics Covered  Dynamics and Vibrations: Kinematics; Kinetics; Power Transmission Systems; Vibrating SystemsMaterials: Engineering Materials Properties and Testing; Thermal Treatment of MetalsFluids: Fluid Properties; Fluid Statics; Fluid Flow Parameters; Fluid Dynamics; Hydraulic MachinesPower Cycles: Vapor, Combustion, and Nuclear Power Cycles; Refrigeration and Gas Compression CyclesHVAC: Psychrometrics; Fans, Ductwork, and Ventilation; Heating and Cooling Loads; Air Conditioning SystemsHeat Transfer: Natural Convection; Evaporation; Condensation; Forced Convection; RadiationMachine Design: Basic and Advanced Machine Design; Pressure VesselsThermodynamics: Inorganic Chemistry; Fuels and Combustion; Properties of SubstancesControl Systems: Modeling and Analysis of Engineering SystemsPlant Engineering: Manufacturing Processes; Instrumentation and Measurements; Materials Handling and Processing; Fire Protection Systems; Environmental Pollutants and Remediation; Hazardous Material Storage and DisposalFundamentals: Math Review; Probability; Statics; Engineering Economic AnalysisLaw and Ethics: Engineering Law; Ethics

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Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach

Pdf Math Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach

Pdf:Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach.About the Author New Page 1 Michael A. Boles is Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU), where he earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and is an Alumni Distinguished Professor. Dr. Boles has received numerous awards and citations for excellence as an engineering educator. He is a past recipient of the SAE Ralph R. Teetor Education Award and has been twice elected to the NCSU Academy of Outstanding Teachers. The NCSU ASME student section has consistently recognized him as the outstanding teacher of the year and the faculty member having the most impact on mechanical engineering students.             Dr. Boles specializes in heat transfer and has been involved in the analytical and numerical solution of phase change and drying of porous media. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society for Engineering Education, and Sigma Xi. Dr. Boles received the ASEE Meriam/Wiley Distinguished Author Award in 1992 for excellence in authorship. Read more

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Thermodynamics For Dummies

Pdf Math Thermodynamics For Dummies

Pdf:Thermodynamics For Dummies.About the Author Michael Pauken, PhD, is a senior mechanical engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, an operating division of the California Institute of Technology, where he also teaches courses on thermodynamics and heat transfer. Read more

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Schaum's Outline of Finite Element Analysis

Pdf Math Schaum's Outline of Finite Element Analysis

Pdf:Schaum's Outline of Finite Element Analysis.From the Back Cover Read more About the Author McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide Read more

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Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics

Pdf Math Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics

Pdf:Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics.About the Author Michael J. Moran is the author of Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, 8th Edition, published by Wiley. Howard N. Shapiro is the author of Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, 8th Edition, published by Wiley. Read more

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Algorithms

Pdf Math Algorithms

Pdf:Algorithms.This text, extensively class-tested over a decade at UC Berkeley and UC San Diego, explains the fundamentals of algorithms in a story line that makes the material enjoyable and easy to digest. Emphasis is placed on understanding the crisp mathematical idea behind each algorithm, in a manner that is intuitive and rigorous without being unduly formal. Features include: The use of boxes to strengthen the narrative: pieces that provide historical context, descriptions of how the algorithms are used in practice, and excursions for the mathematically sophisticated. Carefully chosen advanced topics that can be skipped in a standard one-semester course, but can be covered in an advanced algorithms course or in a more leisurely two-semester sequence. An accessible treatment of linear programming introduces students to one of the greatest achievements in algorithms. An optional chapter on the quantum algorithm for factoring provides a unique peephole into this exciting topic. In addition to the text, DasGupta also offers a Solutions Manual, which is available on the Online Learning Center. "Algorithms is an outstanding undergraduate text, equally informed by the historical roots and contemporary applications of its subject. Like a captivating novel, it is a joy to read." Tim Roughgarden Stanford University

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Doing Data Science: Straight Talk from the Frontline

Pdf Math Doing Data Science: Straight Talk from the Frontline

Pdf:Doing Data Science: Straight Talk from the Frontline.Review 'Every once in a while a single book comes to crystallize a new discipline. If books still have this power in the era of electronic media, 'Doing Data Science: Straight Talk from the Frontline' by Rachel Schutt and Cathy O'Neil: O'Reilly, 2013 might just be the book that defines data science.' -- Joseph RickertRevolutions Blog Read more About the Author Cathy O’Neil earned a Ph.D. in math from Harvard, was postdoc at the MIT math department, and a professor at Barnard College where she published a number of research papers in arithmetic algebraic geometry. She then chucked it and switched over to the private sector. She worked as a quant for the hedge fund D.E. Shaw in the middle of the credit crisis, and then for RiskMetrics, a risk software company that assesses risk for the holdings of hedge funds and banks. She is currently a data scientist on the New York start-up scene, writes a blog at mathbabe.org, and is involved with Occupy Wall Street.Rachel Schutt is the Senior Vice President for Data Science at News Corp. She earned a PhD in Statistics from Columbia University, and was a statistician at Google Research for several years. She is an adjunct professor in Columbia’s Department of Statistics and a founding member of the Education Committee for the Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering at Columbia. She holds several pending patents based on her work at Google, where she helped build user-facing products by prototyping algorithms and building models to understand user behavior. She has a master's degree in mathematics from NYU, and a master's degree in Engineering-Economic Systems and Operations Research from Stanford University. Her undergraduate degree is in Honors Mathematics from the University of Michigan. Read more

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Algorithmic Game Theory

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Pdf:Algorithmic Game Theory.Review 'The subject matter of Algorithmic Game Theory covers many of the hottest area of useful new game theory research, introducing deep new problems, techniques, and perspectives that demand the attention of economists as well as computer scientists. The all-star list of author-contributors makes this book the best place for newcomers to begin their studies.' Paul Milgrom, Shirley and Leonard Ely Professor of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Economics, Stanford University'Computer scientists never lose sight of the fact that a solution to an economic or social problem is not really feasible unless it is computationally tractable, and their toolkit has the potential to give new theoretical flesh to venerable economic intuitions such as the invisible hand, or the problematic nature of market socialism. Algorithmic Game Theory is a collection of essays by leading computer scientists and economists surveying the state of the art, and the open problems, in the many branches of this rapidly moving area. It is ideal for graduate students, and for established researchers in either economics or computer science, who wish to learn about the concepts and issues shaping an increasingly important stream of interdisciplinary research.' Professor Andrew McLennan, School of Economics, University of Queensland'The most exciting current research in game theory and its applications is being done in computer science. Algorithmic Game Theory effectively brings the reader to the frontiers of this research.' Ehud Kalai, James J. O'Connor Distinguished Professor of Decision and Game Sciences, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University'I recommend Algorithmic Game Theory.' Dave Levin, SIGACT News Read more Book Description More than 40 of the top researchers in this field have written chapters that go from the foundations to the state of the art. Basic chapters on algorithmic methods for equilibria, mechanism design and combinatorial auctions are followed by chapters on incentives and pricing, cost sharing, information markets and cryptography and security. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Sculpture: Some Observations on Shape and Form from Pygmalion's Creative Dream

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Pdf:Sculpture: Some Observations on Shape and Form from Pygmalion's Creative Dream.From the Inside Flap 'The eye that gathers impressions is no longer the eye that sees a depiction on a surface; it becomes a hand, the ray of light becomes a finger, and the imagination becomes a form of immediate touching.'—Johann Gottfried HerderLong recognized as one of the most important eighteenth-century works on aesthetics and the visual arts, Johann Gottfried Herder's Plastik (Sculpture, 1778) has never before appeared in a complete English translation. In this landmark essay, Herder combines rationalist and empiricist thought with a wide range of sources—from the classics to Norse legend, Shakespeare to the Bible—to illuminate the ways we experience sculpture.Standing on the fault line between classicism and romanticism, Herder draws most of his examples from classical sculpture, while nevertheless insisting on the historicity of art and of the senses themselves. Through a detailed analysis of the differences between painting and sculpture, he develops a powerful critique of the dominance of vision both in the appreciation of art and in our everyday apprehension of the world around us. One of the key articulations of the aesthetics of Sturm und Drang, Sculpture is also important as an anticipation of subsequent developments in art theory. Jason Gaiger's translation of Sculpture includes an extensive introduction to Herder's thought, explanatory notes, and illustrations of all the sculptures discussed in the text. Read more About the Author Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803) was a leading figure of the Sturm und Drang literary movement in Germany and an innovator in the philosophy of history and culture. His many other books includeTreatise on the Origin of Language, Yet Another Philosophy of History for the Education of Humanity, andOn Knowledge and Sensation in the Human Soul. Jason Gaiger is Lecturer in the Department of Art History at the Open University. He has published widely in the field of art history and aesthetics and is is coeditor ofArt in Theory 1815-1900 and Art in Theory 1648-1815. Read more

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Botany for Gardeners, 3rd Edition

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Pdf:Botany for Gardeners, 3rd Edition.Review “Packed full of features that makes plants so fascinating.” —Gardens Illustrated  “An outstanding and enjoyable introduction to botany, whether the reader is a gardener, or just a garden visitor.” —Bloomsbury Review “A combination of crisp, friendly writing and detailed, understandable illustrations (both line drawings and photographs) yields a great book that will be a welcome addition to the reference shelf.” —The Oregonian “You don’t have to be a plant geek to get enormous pleasure from this treasure of a book. . . . Armed with this information, you can be a better gardener.” —Smith Mountain Laker Magazine “Gives the basics in a layperson's language, and it's not the size of a typical scientific tome, which in my book recommends it highly.” —SciTech Book News   Read more From the Inside Flap 'Botany for Gardeners offers a clear explanation of how plants grow. What happens inside a seed after it is planted?How are plants structured?How do plants adapt to their environment?How is water transported from soil to leaves?Why are minerals, air, and light important for healthy plant growth?How do plants reproduce?The answers to these and other questions about complex plant processes, written in everyday language, allow gardeners and horticulturists to understand plants 'from the plant's point of view.'A best-seller since its debut in 1990, 'Botany for Gardeners has now been expanded and updated, and includes an appendix on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index. Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even more attractive than its predecessor. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters - With a new Q&A with the author

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Pdf:The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters - With a new Q&A with the author.Review 'One of Financial Times (FT.com) Best Science Books of 2016''One of Nature.com’s Top 20 Books for 2016''Shortlisted for the 2017 Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science''In The Serengeti Rules, the author goes from E. coli to elephants to lay out the basic rules that shape so much of what's around us and inside us.'---Brian Switek, Wall Street Journal'In this remarkably engaging book, Carroll . . . persuasively argues that life at all levels of complexity is self-regulated, from the inner workings of cells to the larger relationships governing the Serengeti ecosystem. . . . Carroll superbly animates biological principles while providing important insights.' (Publishers Weekly)'The Serengeti Rules is one of the best biology books for general readers I've ever encountered. It should be required reading for every college student, regardless of major.'---Andrew H. Knoll, Harvard University, 'A compelling read filled with big, bold ideas.' (Nature)'A thought-provoking challenge to complacency.' (Kirkus)'Carroll's book is fantastic, a success story in going form the specific to the general. It helps that Carroll is a gifted writer, captivating and thoughtful, and highly respectful of the reader. Carroll brings in the history of thought and research in the relevant areas of physiology, ecology etc. His messages are framed in the larger context of the Earth's overall health and important environmental issues. He links the subject matter to key central themes in biological theory (such as natural selection and evolution). And this is all done very well. You've seen the synthetic overviews of life and evolution framed in chaos theory, complexity theory, even quantum physics. This is better. This is a book to give to your favorite biology teacher (high school or college), and that teacher will take from it examples, connections, lessons, ways of telling, that will enrich their teaching immeasurably.'---Greg Laden, ScienceBlog'[A]s a subject for popular science, regulation seems to fail the thrill test; genetics and neuroscience appear more alluring. Now Sean B. Carroll. . . . Has risen to the challenge with this wonderful book about the natural control of numbers in living systems. Carroll is one of the top storytellers in contemporary science, as his previous writings about evolutionary biology have shown. Here he uses his narrative skills to take us on a scientific journey through time and space--making his case through the work of researchers around the world who have built up rules of life over the past century. . . . [The Serengeti Rules] is wholeheartedly recommended for its entertaining view of biology from an original perspective.'---Clive Cookson, Financial Times Read more From the Back Cover 'A master storyteller, Carroll explores the unity of biology from the molecular level to the Serengeti, the rules that regulate life, and the consequences when regulation breaks down. A fascinating journey from beginning to end, this book will educate and entertain readers at all levels and leave them with a better understanding of how the biosphere works.'--Simon Levin, Princeton University, author of Fragile Dominion: Complexity and the Commons'The Serengeti Rulesis a superb journey of a book written by a scientist of the first rank. Unfolding seamlessly from molecule to ecosystem, it explains with authority and grace why modern biology is central not just to human life but to that of the planet itself.'--Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University'InThe Serengeti Rules, Carroll has crafted a work of epic sweep.'--Neil Shubin, author of Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body'Original, provocative, and beautifully crafted, Carroll's book provides a glimpse into the deeper laws of biology that govern the earth.'--Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer'This is a rattling good read by one of the leading scientists of our time. The Serengeti Rules made me think differently about what we biologists do. This is a book that needs to be shouted from the rooftops.'--Andrew F. Read, Pennsylvania State University'Masterful and compelling. The Serengeti Rules is a significant contribution, one that will be welcomed by professional biologists and a wide range of lay readers.'--Harry W. Greene, author of Tracks and Shadows: Field Biology as Art Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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CLEP® Natural Sciences Book + Online (CLEP Test Preparation)

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Pdf:CLEP® Natural Sciences Book + Online (CLEP Test Preparation).From the Back Cover CLEP* NATURAL SCIENCES Everything you need to pass the CLEP* Natural Sciences exam and get the college credits you deserve. CLEP* is the most popular credit-by-examination program in the country, accepted by more than 2,900 colleges and universities. For over 15 years, REA has helped students pass their CLEP* exams and earn college credits while reducing their tuition costs. DIAGNOSTIC EXAM TO FOCUS YOUR STUDYOur online diagnostic exam pinpoints your strengths and shows you exactly where you need to focus your study. Armed with this information, you can personalize your prep and review where you need it the most. MOST COMPLETE SUBJECT REVIEWOur targeted review covers all the material you’ll be expected to know for the CLEP* Natural Sciences exam and includes a glossary of must-know terms. TWO FULL-LENGTH PRACTICE EXAMSThe online REA Study Center gives you two full-length practice tests and the most powerful scoring analysis and diagnostic tools available today. Instant score reports help you zero in on the topics that give you trouble now and show you how to arrive at the correct answer—so you’ll be prepared on test day. Read more About the Author Laurie Ann Callihan, Ph.D. received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from San Diego Christian College in El Cajon, California. She received her Ph.D. in Science Education as a University Fellow at Florida State University. Her publications include REA’s test prep: CLEP® Biology with Online Exams and other REA titles and journal articles.David Callihan earned a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics from San Diego Christian College in El Cajon, California. He teaches physical science and mathematics at Bishop Hall Charter School in Thomasville, Georgia. He began his teaching career at DeSoto Middle School in Arcadia, Florida, where he was recognized as the top-performing teacher based on AYP results. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Field Guide to Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay

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Pdf:Field Guide to Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay.Review 'A must have for those with an interest in the fishes of the region.' (Ian Paulsen Birdbooker Report)'Finally! A truly comprehensive and well-illustrated field guide to the fishes of the Chesapeake Bay is available.' (Wendy Gilbert Mariner Chesapeake)'Director of the National Science Foundation office in Tokyo, Murdy and Musick catalogue fish... in the largest of US estuaries... The information is oriented towards fishing, and the excellent drawings by marine science illustrator Val Kells are not fanciful in-habitat creations, but aids for identifying the species of the fish in the bottom of the boat.' (Reference and Research Book News)'The only comprehensive field guide to the Chesapeake's fishes, this book is an indispensable resource for both anglers and students of the Bay.' (Northeastern Naturalist)'[Kells] is meticulous in her detail that makes her final product scientifically accurate so that her images can be used by scientist and the public alike. Anyone with an interest in the Chesapeake Bay and its fishes will find her work invaluable as a resource.' (Marine Environmental Research Corporation)'Field Guide to the Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay will enrich the time anyone spends on the waters of the Chesapeake... The science is solid as it should be from two veteran ichythologists, but it also carries an engaging human touch that brings each species to life.' (John Page Williams Chesapeake Bay Magazine)'Overall, a very useful guide to fish of this region.' (Choice)'The new Field Guide to Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay will enrich the time anyone spends on the waters of the Chesapeake.' (Chesapeake Bay Magazine)'The authors accomplished what they set out to do and did it well. Those with an interest in fishes of the Chesapeake region should buy the book: they won’t be sorry.' (Willliam D. Anderson, Jr. Copeia)'Field Guide to Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay will enrich the time anyone spends on the waters of the Chesapeake, from the freshwater head of tide on the rivers to the salty Virginia Capes and the Atlantic. The science is solid, as it should be from two veteran Bay ichthyologists, but it also carries an engaging human touch that brings each species to life through brief but informative paragraphs on where and how often it turns up in the Chesapeake, what it eats, and why it is important ecologically, commercially, and recreationally. This field guide will certainly find a place on my skiff.' (John Page Williams, Senior Naturalist, Chesapeake Bay Foundation) Read more About the Author Edward O. Murdy is the director of the National Science Foundation office in Tokyo, Japan. John A. Musick is the Marshall Acuff Professor Emeritus in Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. Val Kells is a marine science illustrator who has contributed to a long list of publications, including A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes, also published by Johns Hopkins. Read more

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Invasive Species in a Changing World

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Pdf:Invasive Species in a Changing World.Amazon.com Review Bullfrogs and buffelgrass in the American Southwest, Scandinavian pine trees in South Africa, exotic snails in San Francisco Bay and the Thames River: invasive species are increasing at an exponential rate throughout the world, driving native species from their former domains and threatening to create a homogenous global environment populated by only a few hardy plants and animals. This hard-hitting collection of scientific essays addresses the mechanisms by which these invasions have taken place, all largely owing to what the editors call the 'breakdown of the major biogeographic barriers that have historically kept the floras and faunas of the various continents quite distinctive.' That breakdown, the result of several causes as unconnected as rapid jet travel and global warming, has led not only to the unimpeded transmittal of pests and weeds into disturbed environments, but also to the increasingly rapid spread of once-alien infectious diseases such as Ebola and encephalitis, which can be considered invasive species of another kind. The costs of such invasions, in the long term and the short term, are immense, as many of the contributors note. Still, the editors urge, the problem must be addressed immediately, and on a global level, inasmuch as invasive species 'stand to affect not only the basic ecosystem services on which human life depends, but also virtually all aspects of life on the planet.' Alarming without being alarmist, the collection is of considerable interest to researchers in several scientific disciplines, and it is accessible to general readers with an interest in ecology. --Gregory McNamee Read more About the Author Richard J. Hobbs is Australian Laureate Fellow at the University of Western Australia, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Restoration Ecology. Read more

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The Analysis of Biological Data

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Pdf:The Analysis of Biological Data.Review “This book is engaging, intuitive, and with a coverage and pace that is perfect for a first statistics course in biology.” —Allen J. Moore, University of Exeter “Whitlock and Schluter have produced an introduction to statistics that is both accessible in its content and compelling in its examples—it should be read by every young biologist. This book will convince even the most reluctant student of the importance of statistical thinking in modern biology.” —Patrick Phillips, University of Oregon  “At last, a book that brings back some of the joy in teaching statistics to biologists! It's a wonderful experience to teach to a class that actually enjoys the recommended text.”—Simon Robson, James Cook University Read more About the Author Michael Whitlock is Professor of Biology in the Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia. He is an expert in population genetics, especially in the evolution of spatially structured populations. Dolph Schluter is Professor and Canada Research Chair and Director of the Biodiversity Research Center at the University of British Columbia. He is known for his work in evolutionary ecology, especially speciation in three-spined sticklebacks. Read more

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Intertidal Fishes: Life in Two Worlds

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Pdf:Intertidal Fishes: Life in Two Worlds.Review '...the authors of Intertidal Fishes are commended for writing the first comprehensive text that I am aware of on the ecology of fishes that inhabit the intertidal. Their work will serve as an excellent reference and springboard for new and exciting studies and ultimately more historic management and conservation of our valuable marine ecosystems.' --BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION, 2000 'Intertidal Fishes offers much in the way of extensive data presentation and interpretation, a wide array of topics, useful (and consistently prepared) graphics, exhaustive reference lists and provocative ideas for future work. This book and Graham's most readable text on air-breathing fishes in particular, provide a state-of-the-science summation of what is known of the intertidal fishes, pointing to much interesting and important work to come.' --TREE, 2000 'Intertidal marine fishes have always been relatively well-known because they are easy to capture and observe. But until now no one has attempted to bring together in one volume the existing information about their biology. Editors Horn, Martin, and Chotkowski have succeeded in organizing a comprehensive treatment that covers virtually all aspects of intertidal adaptation.' --CHOICE, June 1999 '...each chapter can stand alone as a strong review article, making the book as a whole effective as both a teaching tool and an original scholarly synthesis of modern research. This volume is very comprehensive, and it is difficult to find a better way of synthesizing the current literature on intertidal fishes. I strongly recommend this volume for ichthyologists, physiological ecologists, coastal nautralists, and anyone interested in studying a unique group of fishes.' --COPEIA, 1999 '...an extensive and authoritative review of the current state of knowledge about this fascinating and often overlooked group of animals. This is a practical manual offering sound advice and aiming to raise awareness. In its primary aim of stimulating greater interest in the group, this book will certainly succeed. In suggesting that these fish, being sensitive to the effects of disturbance, might even prove to be useful indicators of the health of intertidal habitats, the authors might even have achieved a wider success.' --ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, 1999 'This book will be welcomed by all marine biologists concerned with littoral and coastal ecosystems, both as teachers and researchers. This is quite probably the first comprehensive treatment of the biology of littoral fishes, and the editors are to be congratulated on their achievement.' --JOURNAL OF NATURAL HISTORY, 1999 Read more From the Back Cover The interface between marine and terrestrial ecosystems is among the most demanding, diverse, and productive of habitats. Numerous organisms occupy a narrow strip of ecologically fascinating habitat between high and low tides-from algae and flowering plants to hardy invertebrates and cryptic vertebrates. Common to all of these creatures are diverse solutions to the many challenges of life in constant daily change. Intertidal Fishes is the first authoritative volume by an international team of experts on the biology of fishes occupying this dynamic habitat. The book includes chapters on the ecology, behavior, physiology, systematics, biogeography, and fossil history of fishes living between the tidemarks. Anyone interested in ichthyology, the biology of fishes, intertidal ecology, and coastal ecosystems will want this important book as a part of their library. Worldwide coverage of the intertidal fishesComprehensive phylogenic listing of all fish families with intertidal membersGlobal biogeographic analysis involving more than 700 species from over 80 sitesReviews field and laboratory methods pertinent to studying intertidal fishesOutlines the myriad physiological responses to an ever-fluctuating environment Read more

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The Analysis of Biological Data

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Pdf:The Analysis of Biological Data.Book Description Knowledge of statistics is essential in modern biology and medicine. Biologists and health professionals learn statistics best with real and interesting examples. The Analysis of Biological Data, Second Edition, by Whitlock and Schluter, teaches modern methods of statistics through the use of fascinating biological and medical cases. Readers consistently praise its clear and engaging writing and practical perspective.   The second edition features over 200 new examples and problems. These include new calculation practice problems, which guide the student step by step through the methods, and a greater number of the examples and topics come from medical and human health research.  Every chapter has been carefully edited for even greater clarity and ease of use. All the data sets, R scripts for all worked examples in the book, as well as many other teaching resources, are available to qualified instructors. Read more About the Author Michael Whitlock is an evolutionary biologist and population geneticist. He is a professor of zoology at the University of British Columbia, where he has taught statistics to biology students since 1995. Whitlock is known for his work on the spatial structure of biological populations, genetic drift, and the genetics of adaptation. He has worked with fungus beetles, rhinos, and fruit flies; mathematical theory; and statistical genetics. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is also the former editor-in-chief of The American Naturalist. Dolph Schluter is professor and Canada Research Chair in the zoology department and Biodiversity Research Center at the University of British Columbia. He currently teaches evolutionary ecology as well as a graduate course in biological data analysis. Schluter is known for his research on adaptive radiation?the evolution of ecological diversity in groups of organisms that are multiplying rapidly?and on the evolution of major biodiversity gradients. His initial studies were carried out on Darwin’s finches in the Galápagos Islands, followed by work on seed-eating birds in other parts of the world. Recently he has carried out studies of competition, adaptation, and the origin of species in threespine stickleback inhabiting lakes of coastal British Columbia, Canada, and the genetic basis of species differences. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of London and the Royal Society of Canada and is a Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received multiple honors including the Guggenheim Fellowship, The Sewall Wright Award from the American Society of Naturalists, the Killam Fellowship from the Canada Council, and the Darwin-Wallace Medal from the Linnean Society of London. He is a past president of the Society for the Study of Evolution and the American Society of Naturalists. His other books include The Ecology of Adaptive Radiation (2000). Read more

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The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters

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Pdf:The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters.Review 'In this remarkably engaging book, Carroll . . . persuasively argues that life at all levels of complexity is self-regulated, from the inner workings of cells to the larger relationships governing the Serengeti ecosystem. . . . Carroll superbly animates biological principles while providing important insights.'--Publishers Weekly“In The Serengeti Rules, the author goes from E. coli to elephants to lay out the basic rules that shape so much of what’s around us and inside us….”— Brian Switek, Wall Street Journal 'A compelling read filled with big, bold ideas. . . . Through compelling storytelling, key insights of distant, isolated biologists are brought to life. . . . I suspect that many will find new insights and inspiration here… Carroll has made a strikingly clear case that ecology is a science on a par with molecular biology and genetics. In many ways, this book is an homage to Charles Elton. . . . Building on his vision, Carroll provides a passionate motto for the twenty-first century: ‘better living through ecology.’ Are the Serengeti Rules a panacea? No, but Carroll convincingly reveals them to be a sturdy foundation for the future of biology, for human well-being, and for conservation and management.'--Brian J. Enquist, Nature'A thought-provoking challenge to complacency.'--Kirkus'Carroll’s book is fantastic, a success story in going form the specific to the general. It helps that Carroll is a gifted writer, captivating and thoughtful, and highly respectful of the reader. Carroll brings in the history of thought and research in the relevant areas of physiology, ecology etc. His messages are framed in the larger context of the Earth’s overall health and important environmental issues. He links the subject matter to key central themes in biological theory (such as natural selection and evolution). And this is all done very well. You’ve seen the synthetic overviews of life and evolution framed in chaos theory, complexity theory, even quantum physics. This is better. This is a book to give to your favorite biology teacher (high school or college), and that teacher will take from it examples, connections, lessons, ways of telling, that will enrich their teaching immeasurably.'--Greg Laden, ScienceBlog’s Greg Laden'[A]s a subject for popular science, regulation seems to fail the thrill test; genetics and neuroscience appear more alluring. Now Sean B. Carroll. . . . Has risen to the challenge with this wonderful book about the natural control of numbers in living systems. Carroll is one of the top storytellers in contemporary science, as his previous writings about evolutionary biology have shown. Here he uses his narrative skills to take us on a scientific journey through time and space--making his case through the work of researchers around the world who have built up rules of life over the past century. . . . [The Serengeti Rules] is wholeheartedly recommended for its entertaining view of biology from an original perspective.'--Clive Cookson, Financial Times'[A] deep journey into the rules of life on Earth. . . . By introducing us to the great pioneers of molecular biology, like Jacques Monod (enzyme regulation), Akira Endo (lovastatin developer) and Janet Rowley (cancer and inheritance of genetic diseases), Carroll sets the reader up with a strong foundation in the natural processes that go on within our own bodies, and describes how breakthroughs happen, such as the discovery of ‘repressors’ and ‘suppressors,’ (which act, not by ‘doing things,’ but by preventing things), and double-negative regulatory logic. We also learn what happens when these mechanisms fail.'--Cathy Taibbi, Examiner.com Read more From the Back Cover 'A master storyteller, Carroll explores the unity of biology from the molecular level to the Serengeti, the rules that regulate life, and the consequences when regulation breaks down. A fascinating journey from beginning to end, this book will educate and entertain readers at all levels and leave them with a better understanding of how the biosphere works.'--Simon Levin, Princeton University, author of Fragile Dominion: Complexity and the Commons'The Serengeti Rules is a superb journey of a book written by a scientist of the first rank. Unfolding seamlessly from molecule to ecosystem, it explains with authority and grace why modern biology is central not just to human life but to that of the planet itself.'--Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University'As one of our leading biologists and communicators, Sean Carroll has merged a passion for scientific discovery with a flair for telling great stories of exploration. In The Serengeti Rules, Carroll has crafted a work of epic sweep that travels the globe in search of the logical rules that govern all of life, from tiny molecules to entire ecosystems. The Serengeti Rules both delights and enlightens--I was left marveling at the human achievement behind scientific breakthroughs and the sheer beauty of the working of living systems.'--Neil Shubin, author of Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body'Original, provocative, and beautifully crafted, Carroll's book provides a glimpse into the deeper laws of biology that govern the earth. With his inimitable style of storytelling combined with a deep knowledge of science, Carroll takes us on a rollicking adventure, reminding us that the rules that apply to ecosystems also apply to the human body. This book is a must-read for anyone who cares about the future of the planet.'--Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer'This is a rattling good read by one of the leading scientists of our time. The Serengeti Rules made me think differently about what we biologists do. This is a book that needs to be shouted from the rooftops.'--Andrew F. Read, Pennsylvania State University'Masterful and compelling. The Serengeti Rules is a significant contribution, one that will be welcomed by professional biologists and a wide range of lay readers.'--Harry W. Greene, author of Tracks and Shadows: Field Biology as Art Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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A Biologist's Guide to Mathematical Modeling in Ecology and Evolution

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Pdf:A Biologist's Guide to Mathematical Modeling in Ecology and Evolution.Review 'Honorable Mention for the 2007 Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Biological Sciences, Association of American Publishers''A gentle but thorough introduction to the mathematical techniques employed in ecological and evolutionary theory. Readers who . . . finish this well-written book will be prepared to read and understand a sizeable fraction of the current literature.'---Donald L. DeAngelis, Quarterly Review of Biology'At long last, Sally Otto and Troy Day have provided relief for biologists and epidemiologists in search of an easily read, practical, and thorough starting point from which to learn mathematical modeling. . . . We would recommend this book over shorter texts that are labeled as 'introductory'. . . . The depth and detail that Otto and Day have included in this text arc appealing rather than intimidating, and the structure of the text is empowering rather than didactic or formulaic.'---Sanjay Basu and Alison P. Galvani, Siam Review'[T]he great value of the Otto/Day book is that it attempts pedagogical soundness, and so is useful for teaching. Besides being perfectly readable, it engages and impresses the reader quickly not only with the subject matter, but also with the quality of printing and layout which have to be seen to be believed. These praises may sound lavish by many a reader of these columns but first see the book or better still buy the volume and you will see our passion and rage for going all out in praise of this volume.' (Current Engineering Practice)'I highly recommend this book for every university biology department because it provides both a unique, and often uplifting, introduction and a comprehensive reference of techniques for building and analysing mathematical models.'---Volker Grimm, Basic and Applied Ecology'I cannot help but think that future textbook authors will want to have Otto and Day front and center on the work desk, for this is a valuable source of material. . . . This book stands out, and its contribution is quite apparent. In sum, this book is a valuable contribution to the literature, and one to which I expect to refer regularly in connection with my teaching and writing duties.'---Steven G. Krantz, UMAP Journal'[A] great textbook. . . . [M]asterful use of figures and illustrations and exercises . . . provide the reader with valuable practice in constructing models and implementing related mathematical techniques. I certainly recommend this text and can attest to its usefulness for budding researchers in the biological sciences.'---Jason M. Graham, MAA Reviews'A wonderfully pedagogical introduction to mathematical modeling in population biology: an ideal first course for biologists.'―Simon A. Levin, Princeton University'This book is an amazing teaching resource for developing a comprehensive understanding of the methods and importance of biological modeling. But more than that, this book should be read by every student of evolutionary biology and ecology so that they can come to a deeper appreciation of the fundamental ideas and models that underlie these fields.'―Patrick C. Phillips, University of Oregon'There is an increasing use of mathematics throughout the biological sciences, yet the training of most biologists still woefully lacks crucial mathematical tools. Sally Otto and Troy Day are themselves two masters at the deft use of theoretical models to crystallize conceptual insights about ecological and evolutionary problems, and in this wonderful book they make accessible to a broad audience the essential mathematical tool kit biologists need, both to read the literature and to craft and analyze models themselves.'―Robert D. Holt, University of Florida Read more From the Inside Flap 'A wonderfully pedagogical introduction to mathematical modeling in population biology: an ideal first course for biologists.'--Simon A. Levin, Princeton University'This book is an amazing teaching resource for developing a comprehensive understanding of the methods and importance of biological modeling. But more than that, this book should be read by every student of evolutionary biology and ecology so that they can come to a deeper appreciation of the fundamental ideas and models that underlie these fields.'--Patrick C. Phillips, University of Oregon'There is an increasing use of mathematics throughout the biological sciences, yet the training of most biologists still woefully lacks crucial mathematical tools. Sally Otto and Troy Day are themselves two masters at the deft use of theoretical models to crystallize conceptual insights about ecological and evolutionary problems, and in this wonderful book they make accessible to a broad audience the essential mathematical tool kit biologists need, both to read the literature and to craft and analyze models themselves.'--Robert D. Holt, University of Florida'I am often asked by biologists to recommend a book on mathematical modeling, but I must tell them that there is no single good book that will guide them through the difficult first stages of learning to make models. Otto and Day's book fills the gap. The quality is high throughout, the scholarship is sound, the book is comprehensive. The authors are both first-rate scientists. I think this will be a classic.'--Steven A. Frank, author ofImmunology and Evolution of Infectious Disease'This book provides a general introduction to mathematical modeling--in particular, to population modeling--in the biological sciences. This past year I taught a 400-level course in mathematical modeling of biological systems, and I had to do so without a textbook because no adequate text existed. Otto and Day's book would have met my needs beautifully. This book is an important addition to the field.'--Carl Bergstrom, University of Washington'This book has the ambitious and worthy goal of teaching biologists enough about modeling and about mathematical methods to be both intelligent consumers of models and competent creators of their own models. Its concentration on the process of building rather than analyzing models is its strongest point.'--Frederick R. 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Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles (Organisms and Environments)

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Pdf:Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles (Organisms and Environments).Review “A rich compendium of information by an extraordinarily insightful biologist.” (Science (AAAS) 2010-01-04)“Lucid language and simplicity in writing [create] magic throughout the book.” (Very Poorly Written Review Environment And Ecology 2010-06-30)“This wonderful book will appeal to all ecologists and evolutionary biologists interested in the causes of species diversity.” (Trends In Ecology & Evolution 2010-07-06)“A must read for new researchers in the field.” (Evolution: Intl Journal Of Organic Evolution 2010-07-08)“A labour of love . . . . [An] extremely well-researched and written book.” (Austral Ecology / Emr 2011-06-10)“Accessible, interesting, and broad in scope. . . . Indispensable.” (Qtly Review Of Biology 2011-12-01)“Succeeds on all fronts.” (Bioscience 2010-11-09)“This apparent labor of love . . . will most likely become an academic favorite that will be well used by many.” (Qtly Review Of Biology 2012-01-26)“Very well-written.” (Javier A. Rodriguez-Robles Revista 2011-07-07)“Represents a rich compendium of information by an extraordinarily insightful biologist with a deep and broad understanding of the diversity of Anolis lizards in the Caribbean.” (Science (AAAS) 2010-01-01) Read more From the Inside Flap 'In a book both beautifully illustrated and deeply informative, Jonathan Losos, a leader in evolutionary ecology, celebrates and analyzes the diversity of the natural world that the fascinating anoline lizards epitomize. Readers who are drawn to nature by its beauty or its intellectual challenges―or both―will find his book rewarding.'―Douglas J. Futuyma, State University of New York, Stony Brook'This book is destined to become a classic. It is scholarly, informative, stimulating, and highly readable, and will inspire a generation of students.'―Peter R. Grant, author of How and Why Species Multiply: The Radiation of Darwin's Finches'Anoline lizards experienced a spectacular adaptive radiation in the dynamic landscape of the Caribbean islands. The radiation has extended over a long period of time and has featured separate radiations on the larger islands. Losos, the leading active student of these lizards, presents an integrated and synthetic overview, summarizing the enormous and multidimensional research literature. This engaging book makes a wonderful example of an adaptive radiation accessible to all, and the lavish illustrations, especially the photographs, make the anoles come alive in one's mind.'―David Wake, University of California, Berkeley'This magnificent book is a celebration and synthesis of one of the most eventful adaptive radiations known. With disarming prose and personal narrative Jonathan Losos shows how an obsession, beginning at age ten, became a methodology and a research plan that, together with studies by colleagues and predecessors, culminated in many of the principles we now regard as true about the origins and maintenance of biodiversity. This work combines rigorous analysis and glorious natural history in a unique volume that stands with books by the Grants on Darwin's finches among the most informed and engaging accounts ever written on the evolution of a group of organisms in nature.'―Dolph Schluter, author of The Ecology of Adaptive Radiation Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures

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Pdf:Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures.Amazon.com Review Many books provoke a visceral reaction, but few really make you itch. Science writer Carl Zimmer's Parasite Rex does just that, provoking a deliciously creepy sense of paranoia in the reader as it explores a long-misunderstood realm of science. While entomologists love to announce that there are more species of insects than all other animals combined, few parasitologists choose to trump that by reminding us that 'parasites may outnumber free-living species four to one.' That figure is based on the multicellular chauvinism of the 19th century, which excludes bacteria and fungi from consideration (athlete's foot, anyone?), but Zimmer looks at the E. coli in our guts as well as the worms, flukes, mites, and other critters that earn a healthy living at our expense--and the expense of our domesticated plants and animals. The author traveled to Africa to see firsthand the effects of sleeping sickness and river blindness. He learned from physicians and researchers that the parasites that wreak so much havoc are much more than the simple degenerates we've taken them for. Their complex adaptations to their environments--us--are as lovely and awe-inspiring as any eye or wing. The examples of hormonal and other behavioral control of hosts, causing changes in feeding habits and other life essentials, are chilling when personalized. Zimmer knows his subject well, and his writing, while robust and affecting, never descends to the all-too-easy gross-out. You wouldn't expect to find respect for a tapeworm, but Parasite Rex will show you how beautiful Earth's truly dominant life forms are. --Rob Lightner Read more From Publishers Weekly One of the year's most fascinating works of popular science is also its most disgusting. From tapeworms to isopods to ichneumon wasps, 'parasites are complex, highly adapted creatures that are at the heart of the story of life.' Zimmer (At the Water's Edge) devotes his second book to the enormous variety of one- and many-celled organisms that live on and inside other animals and plants. The gruesome trypanosomes that cause sleeping sickness had nearly been routed from Sudan when the country's civil war began: now they're back. Costa Rican researcher Daniel Brooks has discovered dozens of parasites, including flies that lay eggs in deer noses: 'snot bots.' And those are only the creatures from the prologue. Zimmer discusses how the study of parasites began, with 19th-century discoveries about their odd life cycles. (Many take on several forms in several generations, so that a mother worm may resemble her granddaughter, but not her daughter.) He looks at how parasites pass from host to host, and how they defeat immune systems and vice versa. Many parasites alter their hosts' behavior: Toxoplasma makes infected rats fearless, thus more likely to be eaten by cats, who will then pick up the microbe. Quantifiable 'laws of virulence' lead parasites to become nasty enough to spread, yet not so nasty as to wipe out all their hosts. And eons of coevolution can affect both partners: howler monkeys may avoid violent fights because screwworms can render the least scratch fatal. Two final chapters address parasites in human medicine and agriculture. Not only are parasites not all bad, Zimmer concludes in this exemplary work of popular science, but we may be parasites, tooDand we have a lot to learn from them about how to manage earth, the host we share. Illus. (Sept.) Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Neanderthals Rediscovered: How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story (Revised and Updated Edition)

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Pdf:Neanderthals Rediscovered: How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story (Revised and Updated Edition).Review In the first complete chronological narrative of the species from emergence to extinction . . . archaeologist Dimitra Papagianni and science historian Michael Morse have shaped a gem. — NaturePapagianni and Morse explore various aspects of the biology, culture, and demise of the Neanderthals, helping to shed light on many of the myths and controversies . . . that had long surrounded this ancient and enigmatic group. — The Underground MovementIncludes the most up-to-date findings and interpretations presented in the technical literature. . . .  Recommended. — ChoiceIf you want grounding in our current understanding of our human predecessors, Papagianni, and PhD archaeologist and Morse . . . have written the book for you. . . . Highly recommended. — Library JournalReaders learn that the common perception of the Neanderthals has been transformed due to new discoveries and paradigm-shattering scientific innovations. — Museum Store MagazineFocused squarely on the Neanderthals in their own right—how they lived, how they evolved, how they inhabited Europe for at least two hundred millennia. . . . The Neanderthals Rediscovered has the fresh charm of treating human evolution as a curious story that leads to the Neanderthals, rather than as a moral tale that rises ever upward and inevitably to us godlike moderns. — Harper's Read more About the Author Dimitra Papagianni has taught courses on the Neanderthals at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, and Bath. She lives in New York State.Michael A. Morse is the author of How the Celts Came to Britain. They both live in New York State. Read more

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Euclid's Elements

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Pdf:Euclid's Elements.Review I had not imagined that there was anything so delicious in the world. -- Bertrand RussellIf you want your students to really grapple with Euclid, this is the edition to choose. -- Fernando Q. Gouvea, MAA Online, August 2002 Read more About the Author Euclid is the most celebrated mathematician of all time. He lived in the third or fourth century B. C. E., after Plato but before Apollonius of Perga. His fame rests preeminently upon the Elements, which he wrote in thirteen books and which is said to have exercised an influence on the human mind greater than that of any other work except the Bible. Read more

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Euclid's Elements

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Pdf:Euclid's Elements.Review I had not imagined that there was anything so delicious in the world. -- Bertrand RussellIf you want your students to really grapple with Euclid, this is the edition to choose. -- Fernando Q. Gouvea, MAA online, August 2002 Read more About the Author Euclid is the most celebrated mathematician of all time. He lived in the third or fourth century B. C. E., after Plato but before Apollonius of Perga. His fame rests preeminently upon the Elements, which he wrote in thirteen books and which is said to have exercised an influence on the human mind greater than that of any other work except the Bible. Read more

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Introduction to Differential Geometry of Space Curves and Surfaces: Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces

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Pdf:Introduction to Differential Geometry of Space Curves and Surfaces: Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces.This book is about differential geometry of space curves and surfaces. The formulation and presentation are largely based on a tensor calculus approach. It can be used as part of a course on tensor calculus as well as a textbook or a reference for an intermediate-level course on differential geometry of curves and surfaces. The book is furnished with an index, extensive sets of exercises and many cross references, which are hyperlinked for the ebook users, to facilitate linking related concepts and sections. The book also contains a considerable number of 2D and 3D graphic illustrations to help the readers and users to visualize the ideas and understand the abstract concepts. We also provided an introductory chapter where the main concepts and techniques needed to understand the offered materials of differential geometry are outlined to make the book fairly self-contained and reduce the need for external references.

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Introduction to Topology: Third Edition (Dover Books on Mathematics)

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Pdf:Introduction to Topology: Third Edition (Dover Books on Mathematics).From the Back Cover Highly regarded for its exceptional clarity, imaginative and instructive exercises, and fine writing style, this concise book offers an ideal introduction to the fundamentals of topology. Originally conceived as a text for a one-semester course, it is directed to undergraduate students whose studies of calculus sequence have included definitions and proofs of theorems. The book's principal aim is to provide a simple, thorough survey of elementary topics in the study of collections of objects, or sets, that possess a mathematical structure.The author begins with an informal discussion of set theory in Chapter 1, reserving coverage of countability for Chapter 5, where it appears in the context of compactness. In the second chapter Professor Mendelson discusses metric spaces, paying particular attention to various distance functions which may be defined on Euclidean n-space and which lead to the ordinary topology. Chapter 3 takes up the concept of topological space, presenting it as a generalization of the concept of a metric space. Chapters 4 and 5 are devoted to a discussion of the two most important topological properties: connectedness and compactness. Throughout the text, Dr. Mendelson, a former Professor of Mathematics at Smith College, has included many challenging and stimulating exercises to help students develop a solid grasp of the material presented.Unabridged Dover (1990) republication of the edition published by Allyn and Bacon, Inc., Boston 1975. Read more

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Basic Mathematics

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Pdf:Basic Mathematics.From the Back Cover The present book is intended as a text in basic mathematics. As such, it can have multiple use: for a one-year course in the high schools during the third or fourth year (if possible the third, so that calculus can be taken during the fourth year); for complementary reference in earlier high school grades (elementary algebra and geometry are covered); for a one-semester course at the college level, to review or to get a firm foundation in the basic mathematics to go ahead in calculus, linear algebra, or other topics. Read more

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Elementary Geometry for College Students

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Pdf:Elementary Geometry for College Students.About the Author Daniel C. Alexander is professor emeritus of mathematics at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois. Before retiring, Professor Alexander taught mathematics at the secondary and college levels for over 40 years. He was a member and officer of IMACC, a member of AMATYC, and remains a member of ICTM. In addition to presenting and participating in panel discussions at these conferences, Professor Alexander has published numerous articles in the ICTM, NCTM and AMATYC mathematics journals. Professor Alexander holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Southern Illinois University, and completed considerable post-graduate course work as well. Read more

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Euclidean Geometry in Mathematical Olympiads (Maa Problem)

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Pdf:Euclidean Geometry in Mathematical Olympiads (Maa Problem).Review This is a problem book in Euclidean plane geometry, written by an undergraduate at MIT with extensive experience in, and expertise at mathematical competitions and problem solving. The principal intended audience is students preparing for some kind of Olympiad or competition, and for such people this book should prove quite valuable. It is not only filled with a number of worked examples and lots of problems (some accompanied by solutions) but also contains discussions of general theory, specific solution techniques, and helpful advice as to when to, and when not to, apply certain methods. The book is divided into four parts. Part I ('Fundamentals') discusses a number of basic ideas that will be used repeatedly in the sequel. I hesitate to call this part of the book a 'review,' because many of the topics covered here (e.g., Ceva's theorem, the power of a point) might well be new to a student who has not taken a college course in geometry. Part II ('Analytic Techniques') does not, its name notwithstanding, involve analysis, but does cover a variety of useful techniques for tackling geometric problems: computational formulas, complex numbers, and barycentric coordinates. Part III ('Further from Kansas') brings in more advanced ideas, with chapters on inversion with respect to a circle, the extended Euclidean plane (projective geometry), and complete quadrilaterals. Part IV contains a series of appendices, mostly consisting of hints and/or solutions to some of the problems in the earlier parts. A good understanding of high school geometry, and a fondness for solving problems, should be sufficient background for this book. There are topics covered here that are not generally covered in a high school course, but definitions are provided for these. The heart of a book like this is, of course, the problems. As I noted earlier, there are a great many of them, and by and large, they struck me as very difficult and involved. Even the diagrams for some of them can be a bit daunting. They should provide a good challenge for prospective test-takers, though the large number of unsolved problems might prove frustrating for some. Even if not used as the text for a geometry course, an instructor of such a course might want to keep the book handy as a potential source of challenging problems. And, as previously noted, students preparing for mathematics competitions, and their faculty coaches, should find this book very valuable. --Mark Hunacek, MAA Reviews Read more Book Description This challenging problem-solving book on Euclidean geometry is suitable for students preparing for national or international mathematical Olympiads. In addition to offering a guided tour through the classical results of Euler, Pascal, and others, it provides several carefully chosen worked examples and over 300 practice problems from contests around the world. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Calculus: Early Transcendental Functions

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Pdf:Calculus: Early Transcendental Functions.Now in its 4th edition, Smith/Minton, Calculus: Early Transcendental Functions offers students and instructors a mathematically sound text, robust exercise sets and elegant presentation of calculus concepts. When packaged with ALEKS Prep for Calculus, the most effective remediation tool on the market, Smith/Minton offers a complete package to ensure students success in calculus. The new edition has been updated with a reorganization of the exercise sets, making the range of exercises more transparent. Additionally, over 1,000 new classic calculus problems were added to the exercise sets.

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TExES Mathematics 4-8 (115), 2nd Ed., Book + Online

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Pdf:TExES Mathematics 4-8 (115), 2nd Ed., Book + Online.TExES Mathematics 4-8 (115) Test Prep with Online Practice Tests2nd Edition - Completely Aligned with the Current Exam REA's TExES Mathematics 4-8 (115) test prep is perfect for teacher education students and career-changing professionals who are seeking certification as Texas middle school (grades 4-8) mathematics teachers.Written by a Texas-based education expert, this new edition is fully aligned with the latest test framework. Our comprehensive review guides prospective middle school math teachers through all the domains and topics tested on the TExES exam including: number concepts, patterns and algebra, geometry and measurement, probability and statistics, mathematical processes and perspectives, and mathematical learning, instruction, and assessment. Examples and exercises reinforce the concepts taught in each chapter.Two full-length practice tests (in the book and online) are balanced to include every type of question on the exam. Our online tests are offered in a timed format with automatic scoring and diagnostic feedback to help you zero in on the topics and types of questions that give you trouble now, so you can succeed on test day.This test prep is a must-have for anyone who wants to become a Texas math teacher! REA books and software have proven to be the extra support teacher candidates need to pass their challenging tests for licensure. Our comprehensive test preps are teacher-recommended and written by experts in the field.

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Calculus

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Pdf:Calculus.Book Description Spivak's celebrated Calculus combines leisurely explanations, a profusion of examples, a wide range of exercises and plenty of illustrations in an easy-going approach that enlightens difficult concepts and rewards effort. Ideal for honours students and mathematics majors seeking an alternative to doorstop textbooks and more formidable introductions to real analysis. Read more

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The Thirteen Books of the Elements, Vol. 1: Books 1-2

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Pdf:The Thirteen Books of the Elements, Vol. 1: Books 1-2.This is the definitive edition of one of the very greatest classics of all time — the full Euclid, not an abridgement. Using the text established by Heiberg, Sir Thomas Heath encompasses almost 2,500 years of mathematical and historical study upon Euclid.This unabridged republication of the original enlarged edition contains the complete English text of all 13 books of the Elements, plus a critical apparatus that analyzes each definition, postulate, and proposition in great detail. It covers textual and linguistic matters; mathematical analyses of Euclid’s ideas; classical, medieval, Renaissance, modern commentators; refutations, supports, extrapolations, reinterpretations, and historical notes, all given with extensive quotes.“The textbook that shall really replace Euclid has not yet been written and probably never will be.” — Encyclopaedia Britannica.Volume 1. 151-page Introduction: life and other works of Euclid; Greek and Islamic commentators; surviving mss., scholia, translations; bases of Euclid’s thought. Books I and II of the Elements, straight lines, angles, intersection of lines, triangles, parallelograms, etc.Volume 2. Books III-IX: Circles, tangents, segments, figures described around and within circles, rations, proportions, magnitudes, polygons, prime numbers, products, plane and solid numbers, series of rations, etc.Volume 3. Books X to XIII: planes, solid angles, etc.; method of exhaustion in similar polygons within circles, pyramids, cones, cylinders, spheres, etc. Appendix: Books XIV, XV, sometimes ascribed to Euclid.

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Measurement

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Pdf:Measurement.Review “The book is a love song and a philosophical manifesto about the pleasures and frustrations, but mainly the pleasures, of doing math.”―Steven Strogatz, New York Times contributor and author of The Joy of X (forthcoming)“No matter what mathematical education you had, or didn't have, you will be delighted by this enticing book if you take up Paul Lockhart's invitation to engage in the mathematical sensibility that radiates from its pages, and try your own hand―not only at answering, but even more fruitfully, at formulating questions as you explore the world of mathematics.”―Barry Mazur, author of Imagining Numbers (Particularly the Square Root of Minus Fifteen)“Lockhart presents math as an art and argues that just as there is no systematic way to create beautiful and meaningful art, there is also no method for producing beautiful and meaningful mathematical arguments. Doing mathematics, according to Lockhart, is to make a discovery (by, say, physical objects like string or rubber bands) and then to explain it in the simplest and most elegant way possible. Using illustrations of various shapes and mathematical formulas, he leads readers through several problems step by step, encouraging them to collaborate with others in working through the problem. Measuring, for example, is relative because it involves comparing the object being measured to another object. Measurement is only one of the many rivers in the 'vast, ever-expanding jungle' of mathematics, which for Lockhart satisfies our need to find patterns as well as our curiosity...His playful and ingenious approach not only takes the fear out of math but also elegantly illustrates that universe and the joy he finds in it.”―Publishers Weekly“Lockhart is famous in the math world for a 2002 essay about the state of mathematics teaching. He described it as akin to teaching music by forcing children to transcribe notation without ever touching an instrument or singing. Measurement is his attempt to change the equation: a conversational book about mathematics as an art that invites the reader to join in the fun. Sounding every bit the teacher whose love for his subject is infectious, he guides us through exercises in geometry and calculus--giving information and hints along the way while always encouraging us to ask, and answer, 'Why?' Lockhart does not try to make math seem easy; instead he wants his readers to understand that the difficulty brings rewards.”―Evelyn Lamb, Scientific American“This invitation to tackle mathematical questions is infused with the joys of the rarefied reality of maths. Paul Lockhart largely avoids complex formulae and the wilder shores of jargon, opting instead for simple geometric drawings, lucid instructions and honest warnings about the hurdles. Covering size, shape, space and time, Lockhart, a maths teacher, gets through scores of problems, from showing that a cone in a hemisphere occupies half the volume to determining the size of the largest circle that can sit at the bottom of a parabola. Elegant, amusing and challenging.”―Nature“Prospective readers should rest assured that while aimed at the nonexpert, Lockhart's writing is sophisticated and mathematically modern...In place of the usual boxed and high-lighted formulas and tricks, Measurement offers questions to be pondered. Lockhart invites readers to trade tutorial fake problems about actual objects, which lead students to abhor school mathematics, for real problems about fantastical objects, which lead mathematicians to love math.”―Brie Finegold, Science“This book forced me to use mental muscles I haven't exercised in a long time, but it felt fantastic! Paul Lockhart is a mathematics evangelist; his passion for his subject is evident on every page, in every line. Looking at the subject of Measurement, he takes the reader on a journey that covers geometry, algebra, trigonometry, and on through differential calculus. He has a conversational tone and self-deprecating humor that sets the reader at ease. He understands that many people have been turned off of mathematics. His attitude is playful and joyous...Math is usually taught in such a compartmentalized way that it loses any meaning or coherence, and certainly any sense of wonder or beauty, but Measurement restores the connection. Paul Lockhart feels that math is the most beautiful, abstract and pure art form, and that it is actually fun! By the end of the book, you come to agree with him.”―Gretchen Wagner, Sacramento Book Review“There are many books available these days on what mathematicians do, and this is one of the best...Lockhart's approach is fresh and effective.”―C. A. Gorini, Choice Read more About the Author Paul Lockhart teaches mathematics at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, New York. Read more

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Solutions of Exercises of Introduction to Differential Geometry of Space Curves and Surfaces

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Pdf:Solutions of Exercises of Introduction to Differential Geometry of Space Curves and Surfaces.This book contains the solutions of the exercises of my book: Introduction to Differential Geometry of Space Curves and Surfaces. These solutions are sufficiently simplified and detailed for the benefit of readers of all levels particularly those at introductory level.

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Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces: Revised and Updated Second Edition (Dover Books on Mathematics)

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Pdf:Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces: Revised and Updated Second Edition (Dover Books on Mathematics).From the Back Cover One of the most widely used texts in its field, this volume introduces the differential geometry of curves and surfaces in both local and global aspects. The presentation departs from the traditional approach with its more extensive use of elementary linear algebra and its emphasis on basic geometrical facts rather than machinery or random details. Many examples and exercises enhance the clear, well-written exposition, along with hints and answers to some of the problems.The treatment begins with a chapter on curves, followed by explorations of regular surfaces, the geometry of the Gauss map, the intrinsic geometry of surfaces, and global differential geometry. Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of mathematics, this text's prerequisites include an undergraduate course in linear algebra and some familiarity with the calculus of several variables. For this second edition, the author has corrected, revised, and updated the entire volume.Dover revised and updated republication of the edition originally published by Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1976.www.doverpublications.com Read more About the Author Manfredo P. do Carmo is a Brazilian mathematician and authority in the very active field of differential geometry. He is an emeritus researcher at Rio's National Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics and the author of Differential Forms and Applications. Read more

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Proofs from THE BOOK

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Pdf:Proofs from THE BOOK.Review 2018 Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition Read more From the Back Cover This revised and enlarged sixth edition of Proofs from THE BOOK features an entirely new chapter on Van der Waerden’s permanent conjecture, as well as additional, highly original and delightful proofs in other chapters. From the citation on the occasion of the 2018 'Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition'  “… It is almost impossible to write a mathematics book that can be read and enjoyed by people of all levels and backgrounds, yet Aigner and Ziegler accomplish this feat of exposition with virtuoso style. […] This book does an invaluable service to mathematics, by illustrating for non-mathematicians what it is that mathematicians mean when they speak about beauty.” From the Reviews '... Inside PFTB (Proofs from The Book) is indeed a glimpse of mathematical heaven, where clever insights and beautiful ideas combine in astonishing and glorious ways. There is vast wealth within its pages, one gem after another. ... Aigner and Ziegler... write: '... all we offer is the examples that we have selected, hoping that our readers will share our enthusiasm about brilliant ideas, clever insights and wonderful observations.' I do. ... ' Notices of the AMS, August 1999 '... This book is a pleasure to hold and to look at: ample margins, nice photos, instructive pictures and beautiful drawings ... It is a pleasure to read as well: the style is clear and entertaining, the level is close to elementary, the necessary background is given separately and the proofs are brilliant. ...' LMS Newsletter, January 1999 'Martin Aigner and Günter Ziegler succeeded admirably in putting together a broad collection of theorems and their proofs that would undoubtedly be in the Book of Erdös. The theorems are so fundamental, their proofs so elegant and the remaining open questions so intriguing that every mathematician, regardless of speciality, can benefit from reading this book. ... ' SIGACT News, December 2011 Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Introduction to Smooth Manifolds (Graduate Texts in Mathematics, Vol. 218)

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Pdf:Introduction to Smooth Manifolds (Graduate Texts in Mathematics, Vol. 218).Review From the reviews of the second edition:“It starts off with five chapters covering basics on smooth manifolds up to submersions, immersions, embeddings, and of course submanifolds. … the book under review is laden with excellent exercises that significantly further the reader’s understanding of the material, and Lee takes great pains to motivate everything well all the way through … . a fine graduate-level text for differential geometers as well as people like me, fellow travelers who always wish they knew more about such a beautiful subject.” (Michael Berg, MAA Reviews, October, 2012) Read more From the Back Cover This book is an introductory graduate-level textbook on the theory of smooth manifolds. Its goal is to familiarize students with the tools they will need in order to use manifolds in mathematical or scientific research―smooth structures, tangent vectors and covectors, vector bundles, immersed and embedded submanifolds, tensors, differential forms, de Rham cohomology, vector fields, flows, foliations, Lie derivatives, Lie groups, Lie algebras, and more. The approach is as concrete as possible, with pictures and intuitive discussions of how one should think geometrically about the abstract concepts, while making full use of the powerful tools that modern mathematics has to offer.This second edition has been extensively revised and clarified, and the topics have been substantially rearranged. The book now introduces the two most important analytic tools, the rank theorem and the fundamental theorem on flows, much earlier so that they can be used throughout the book. A few new topics have been added, notably Sard’s theorem and transversality, a proof that infinitesimal Lie group actions generate global group actions, a more thorough study of first-order partial differential equations, a brief treatment of degree theory for smooth maps between compact manifolds, and an introduction to contact structures.Prerequisites include a solid acquaintance with general topology, the fundamental group, and covering spaces, as well as basic undergraduate linear algebra and real analysis. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Geometry Revisited (New Mathematical Library)

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Pdf:Geometry Revisited (New Mathematical Library).Review 'The book is rich in remarkable facts and thereby is very effective in promoting the significance and the value of geometry in mathematical teaching, a promotion which is very necessary.' Mathematical Reviews Read more Book Description Among the many beautiful and nontrivial theorems in geometry found here are the theorems of Ceva, Menelaus, Pappus, Desargues, Pascal, and Brianchon. A nice proof is given of Morley's remarkable theorem on angle trisectors. The transformational point of view is emphasized: reflections, rotations, translations, similarities, inversions, and affine and projective transformations. Many fascinating properties of circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, and conics are developed. Read more

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Introduction to Homotopy Theory (Universitext)

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Pdf:Introduction to Homotopy Theory (Universitext).Review From the reviews: 'Good features of this book are the care, and clarity of the presentation. Natural, basic computations are given which illustrate important favorable cases occurring in nature. To this reviewer, this book is a lucid, enjoyable exposition of some fundamental tools in the subject.' (Fred Cohen, Canadian Mathematical Society Notes, February 2014) “Homotopy theory constitutes a branch of algebraic topology, a subject whose modus operandi, enshrined in its very name, consists of attaching algebraic objects to topological spaces for the sake of reducing topological problems to simpler algebraic ones. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (D. V. Feldman, Choice, Vol. 49 (7), March, 2012) “The book under review is an excellent addition to the beginning graduate level offerings in homotopy theory. A distinguishing feature is a thematic focus on Eckmann-Hilton duality. … this book offers an attractive option for a course or self-study, fitting a niche between the introductory texts of Munkres, Massey and Thatcher and the comprehensive treatments of homotopy theory by Spanier and Whitehead.” (Samuel B. Smith, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2012 f) “Arkowitz’ Introduction to Homotopy Theory is presumably aimed at an audience of graduate students who have already been exposed to the basics of algebraic topology … . Introduction to Homotopy Theory is presented in nine chapters, taking the reader from ‘basic homotopy’ to obstruction theory with a lot of marvelous material in between … . Arkowitz’ book is a valuable text and promises to figure prominently in the education of many young topologists.” (Michael Berg, The Mathematical Association of America, October, 2011) Read more From the Back Cover This is a book in pure mathematics dealing with homotopy theory, one of the main branches of algebraic topology. The principal topics are as follows: • Basic homotopy; • H-spaces and co-H-spaces; • Fibrations and cofibrations; • Exact sequences of homotopy sets, actions, and coactions; • Homotopy pushouts and pullbacks; • Classical theorems, including those of Serre, Hurewicz, Blakers-Massey, and Whitehead; • Homotopy sets; • Homotopy and homology decompositions of spaces and maps; and• Obstruction theory. The underlying theme of the entire book is the Eckmann-Hilton duality theory. This approach provides a unifying motif, clarifies many concepts, and reduces the amount of repetitious material. The subject matter is treated carefully with attention to detail, motivation is given for many results, there are several illustrations, and there are a large number of exercises of varying degrees of difficulty. It is assumed that the reader has had some exposure to the rudiments of homology theory and fundamental group theory; these topics are discussed in the appendices. The book can be used as a text for the second semester of an algebraic topology course. The intended audience of this book is advanced undergraduate or graduate students. The book could also be used by anyone with a little background in topology who wishes to learn some homotopy theory. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Descriptive Geometry (9th Edition)

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Pdf:Descriptive Geometry (9th Edition).From the Publisher The most widely-used descriptive geometry text -- featuring a simplified organization that introduces principles in relatively short units in order of need and of difficulty. A wide variety of engineering applications, step-by-step solution illustrations, and abstract, laboratory, practical, and computer problems/projects (with solutions) highlight each chapter. Read more From the Back Cover In this book the author has fulfilled the need for a descriptive geometry textbook in which the fundamentals are presented in the same pedagogically sound units of work, as they are usually introduced in daily presentation. Read more

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Elementary Geometry for College Students

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Pdf:Elementary Geometry for College Students.About the Author Daniel C. Alexander, now retired, taught mathematics at the secondary and college levels for over 40 years. His final 25 years of teaching were at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois; before retirement, his position at Parkland College was as mathematics professor emeritus. Although Professor Alexander held undergraduate and graduate degrees from Southern Illinois University, he also completed considerable post graduate course work as well. He delivered many talks and participated in various panel discussions at mathematics conferences of IMACC, AMATYC, and ICTM. Further, he had numerous published articles in the ICTM, NCTM,and AMATYC mathematics journals. Read more

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Algebraic Geometry: Part I: Schemes. With Examples and Exercises (Advanced Lectures in Mathematics)

Pdf Math Algebraic Geometry: Part I: Schemes. With Examples and Exercises (Advanced Lectures in Mathematics)

Pdf:Algebraic Geometry: Part I: Schemes. With Examples and Exercises (Advanced Lectures in Mathematics).Book Description New Textbook on Algebraic Geometry Read more From the Back Cover This book introduces the reader to modern algebraic geometry. It presents Grothendieck's technically demanding language of schemes that is the basis of the most important developments in the last fifty years within this area. A systematic treatment and motivation of the theory is emphasized, using concrete examples to illustrate its usefulness. Several examples from the realm of Hilbert modular surfaces and of determinantal varieties are used methodically to discuss the covered techniques. Thus the reader experiences that the further development of the theory yields an ever better understanding of these fascinating objects. The text is complemented by many exercises that serve to check the comprehension of the text, treat further examples, or give an outlook on further results. The volume at hand is an introduction to schemes. To get startet, it requires only basic knowledge in abstract algebra and topology. Essential facts from commutative algebra are assembled in an appendix. It will be complemented by a second volume on the cohomology of schemes. Prevarieties - Spectrum of a Ring - Schemes - Fiber products - Schemes over fields - Local properties of schemes - Quasi-coherent modules - Representable functors - Separated morphisms - Finiteness Conditions - Vector bundles - Affine and proper morphisms - Projective morphisms - Flat morphisms and dimension - One-dimensional schemes - Examples Prof. Dr. Ulrich Görtz, Institute of Experimental Mathematics, University Duisburg-Essen Prof. Dr. Torsten Wedhorn, Department of Mathematics, University of Paderborn Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Beekeeper's Handbook

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Pdf:The Beekeeper's Handbook.Review  'The text is presented in a very readable way, and the diagrams are some of the clearest I have seen for a long time.'―Bee Craft (reviewing the third edition) 'A comprehensive, well-illustrated introduction for beginners and a valuable reference for the experienced beekeeper. The book outlines options for each operation within beekeeping, listing advantages and disadvantages of each alternative.'―AB Bookman's Weekly (reviewing the third edition)'An elegant reference book with beautiful illustrations.'―Whole Earth (reviewing the third edition) 'Since the publication of the first edition of the handbook in 1973, many thousands of novice and experienced beekeepers have relied on this book as the preferred single-volume guide to bee keeping. . . . The fourth edition has been redesigned, revised and expanded to incorporate the latest findings on Colony Collapse Disorder, green integrated pest management techniques, overwintering protocols and ways to control bee mites . . . this book offers plenty of sound advice.' ―John Badmin, British Journal of Entomology and Natural History (September 2013)'Beginners will find The Beekeeper's Handbook a joy, and more seasoned beekeepers will find rereading of benefit as they continue to master the art and science of bee colony care.' ―Dewey M. Caron'The Beekeeper's Handbook has guided thousands of beginning and advanced beekeepers in the how-tos of this entertaining and profitable pastime. Simply put, it is the best of the best of beekeeping books.'―Roger A. Morse (reviewing the third edition) Read more

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End of the Megafauna: The Fate of the World's Hugest, Fiercest, and Strangest Animals

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Pdf:End of the Megafauna: The Fate of the World's Hugest, Fiercest, and Strangest Animals.Review “A first-class example of a fantastic popular science book. The combination of a logical structure, accessible writing, shrewd observations, and beautiful illustrations make it a pleasure to read and impossible to put down.” - Leon Vlieger, National History Book Service“An informative, up-to-date overview of a fascinating period in Earth's history.” - Science News“Fascinating....The author provides a contemporary and detailed analysis....these now-extinct megabeasts...are beautifully depicted in their preferred habitats in many incredible illustrations by artist Peter Schouten that are a joy to behold.” - Forbes“MacPhee explores the current [extinction] hypotheses, weighing up the evidence with academic rigour and delivering it with pop-science clarity. Like all good detective stories there is murder, plenty of intrigue and a cast of memorable characters, brought to life by palaeoartist Peter Schouten. These illustrations, married with MacPhee's easy-to-digest text, make turning each page like discovering a new gallery in an otherwise unimagined museum of fossil delights.” - Jules Howard, BBC Wildlife“Marvellous...brilliantly served by the superb illustrations of Australian artist Peter Schouten....A compelling, sometimes demanding and scientifically rigorous detective story.” - Christopher Hart, Sunday Times (UK)“What was once extinct is brought vividly to life here....This is a fascinating examination of a long-forgotten past and proof that giant life didn’t end with the dinosaurs. A great gift for those who like their history with bite.” - How It Works“I've always wanted to meet a glyptodon, or maybe a toxodon, or even a Giant Irish Deer. Why settle for fauna when you can have megafauna made easy? Ross D. E. MacPhee is a fabulous writer. His End of the Megafauna is a spectacularly illustrated and captivating whodunit exploring the greatest of extinction mysteries. A mixture of oddball observations, anecdotes, and true science, with all of those questions you've always wanted to ask an expert―'Why do species decline?' 'Why do extinctions occur?' 'Is it all our fault?' 'Can we expect no better for ourselves?' Why risk time travel to the Pleistocene when you can read this book? I highly recommend it.” - Errol Morris, author of The Ashtray“A lively and smart tour of the various theories of why so many large-bodied animals disappeared around 11,700 years ago. Drawing from his decades of personal involvement in the debate, Ross D. E. MacPhee explores the assumptions, arguments, and misconceptions about the roles of humans, a changing climate, and other possible causes for the disappearance of the megafauna. With vivid prose matched by Peter Schouten’s equally vivid illustrations, the reader is transported back in time to a world that is both foreign and familiar, and emerges with a better understanding of how our actions as humans impact the world around us.” - Beth Shapiro, author of How to Clone a Mammoth“This is a must-read for anyone interested in the subject of animal extinctions, in the present or the past.” - Publishers Weekly“With flashes of dry humor, paleomammalogist MacPhee....offers an accessible overview of evidence supporting and contradicting popular scientific theories, and Schouten’s...detailed color illustrations of an earlier world will captivate readers.” - Library Journal Read more About the Author Ross D. E. MacPhee is a paleomammalogist with the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where he has worked since 1988. He has conducted more than fifty expeditions in many parts of the world, including both polar regions. In addition to numerous scientific papers, he is the author of Race to the End: Amundsen, Scott, and the Attainment of the South Pole (2010) and the editor of Extinctions in Near Time: Causes, Contexts, and Consequences (1999).Peter Schouten is a self-taught and trained artist who works primarily in the field of natural history illustration. He has illustrated many award-winning books and his artworks have been collected by museums and galleries around the globe. In 2015 he was awarded the title Member of the Order of Australia, in recognition of his contributions to the development of Australian arts and sciences. Read more

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National Audubon Society Field Guide to Insects and Spiders: North America (National Audubon Society Field Guides)

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Pdf:National Audubon Society Field Guide to Insects and Spiders: North America (National Audubon Society Field Guides).Amazon.com Review There are about 100,000 kinds of insects in North America, so obviously they can't have a field guide in the same way the 650 species of birds do: something both portable and complete. The National Audubon Society has produced a remarkably useful compromise. This guide has photographs and descriptions of 550 insect species and 60 kinds of spiders. Most of the families of arthropods on the continent are covered, as are all of the most common species. It's a very useful resource for any North American naturalist, and the best choice for an adult who is not an expert entomologist. --Mary Ellen Curtin Read more From the Inside Flap Spiders, bugs, moths, butterflies, beetles, bees, flies, dragonflies, grasshoppers, and many other insects are detailed in more than 700 full-color photographs visually arranged by shape and color. Descriptive text includes measurements, diagnostic details, and information on habitat, range, feeding habits, sounds or songs, flight period, web construction, life cycle, behaviors, folklore, and environmental impact. An illustrated key to the insect orders and detailed drawings of the parts of insects, spiders, and butterflies supplement this extensive coverage. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World - and Us

Pdf Math The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World - and Us

Pdf:The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World - and Us.Review 'Prum's argument is exhilarating . . . The Evolution of Beauty should be widely read, as it will provoke readers, shaking them (as reading Hume did to Kant) from their dogmatic slumbers . . . I don’t see how any biologist could read this book and not walk away at least questioning the idea that adaptation must explain every last trait. Survival of the fittest might not be enough to explain nature. We might need survival of the prettiest, too.'—Sam Kean, Wall Street Journal'Prum draws on decades of study, hundreds of papers, and a lively, literate, and mischievous mind . . . a delicious read, both seductive and mutinous . . . Prum's attention never strays far from nature, and his writing [about birds] is minutely detailed, exquisitely observant, deeply informed, and often tenderly sensual.'—David Dobbs, New York Times Book Review'The single most provocative book I read this year, one of those books that changes the way you look at everything . . . Everything about this book is unexpected, including the prose–fine and often funny.'—Michael Pollan“The Evolution of Beauty is at once fascinating, provocative, and totally compelling. Anyone interested in science or art or sex—which is to say everyone—will want to read it.” —Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction   “A fascinating account of beauty and mate choice in birds and other animals. You’ll be amazed by the weird things that birds do to win mates. You’ll also discover why both men and women have armpit hair, why men lack the penis bone widespread in other mammals, and what really happened in the Garden of Eden.” —Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel 'A major intellectual achievement that should hasten the adoption of a more expansive style of evolutionary explanation that Darwin himself would have appreciated.'—Nick Romeo, Washington Post   “A smorgasbord of evolutionary biology, philosophy, and sociology, filtered through Prum’s experiences as a birdwatcher and his diverse research on everything from dinosaur colors to duck sex. Through compelling arguments and colorful examples, Prum launches a counterstrike against the adaptationist regime, in an attempt to ‘put the subjective experience of animals back in the center of biology’ and to ‘bring beauty back to the sciences.’” —Ed Yong, The Atlantic   “Prum’s career has been diverse and full, so that reading this fascinating book, we learn about the patterning of dinosaur feathers, consider the evolutionary basis of the human female orgasm, the tyranny of academic patriarchy, and the corkscrewed enormity of a duck’s penis. Combining this with in-depth study of how science selects the ideas it approves of and fine writing about fieldwork results in a rich, absorbing text . . . The dance Prum performs to convince you to take him on as an intellectual partner is beautiful and deserves to be appreciated on its own terms.” —Adrian Barnett, New Scientist'Reads like a memoir, argues like a manifesto, and shines with Prum's passion for all things ornithological.'—Erika Lorraine Milam, Science“Life isn’t just a dreary slog of survival. It brims with exuberance—from extravagant plumage to strange courtship rituals. In The Evolution of Beauty, Richard Prum takes us into this universe of delights to discover a fascinating idea: that beauty is central to the history of life.”—Carl Zimmer, author of Parasite Rex and Evolution: Making Sense of Life Read more About the Author RICHARD O. PRUM is William Robertson Coe Professor of Ornithology at Yale University, and Head Curator of Vertebrate Zoology at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. He has conducted field work throughout the world, and has studied fossil theropod dinosaurs in China. He received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2010. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference

Pdf Math The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference

Pdf:The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference.From the Back Cover The A-Z Chicken CompanionFrom addled to wind egg, crossed beak to zygote, if it concerns chickens, it's covered in this comprehensive encyclopedia. Now you can find the answers to all your chicken questions quickly, easily -- and accompanied by illustrations.What do mille fleur and mooney spangled feathers look like?Which breeds lay blue-green eggs?What's the difference between inbreeding and outcrossing?What's the difference between outer thick and inner thin egg white?Why do chicken legs have dark meat, while breasts have light meat?What's the difference between a flat and a flight? A false wing and a wingette?What are the key signs of the most common chicken predators?What's the difference between brooding and incubating?What are the best ways to catch a chicken?How (and why) do you hypnotize a chicken?Why do chickens molt?How is a crested chicken's anatomy unique? Read more About the Author Gail Damerow has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural know-how in more than a dozen books, including the best-selling Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, The Chicken Encyclopedia, The Chicken Health Handbook, and Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks. Damerow is a contributor to Chickens and Hobby Farms magazines, and a regular blogger for Cackle Hatchery. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, where they operate a family farm with poultry and dairy goats, a sizable garden, and a small orchard.   Read more

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Florida's Seashells: A Beachcomber's Guide

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Pdf:Florida's Seashells: A Beachcomber's Guide.About the Author Blair and Dawn Witherington are professional naturalists. Blair is a research scientist with the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in Florida. He has his bachelor's and master's degrees in biology from the University of Central Florida and a doctorate in zoology from the University of Florida. He has contributed numerous scientific articles and book chapters on sea turtle biology, and his books include two volumes on sea turtles and their conservation. Dawn is a graphic design artist and scientific illustrator trained at the Art Institutes of Colorado and Fort Lauderdale. Her art and design are prominent in natural history books, posters, and museum exhibits. Blair and Dawn have merged their art, writing, photography, and design in a number of projects, including Florida's Living Beaches: A Beachcomber's Guide, Florida's Seashells, Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas: A Beachcomber's Guide, and Seashells of Georgia and the Carolinas: A Beachcomber's Guide. Read more

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Humane Livestock Handling: Understanding livestock behavior and building facilities for healthier animals

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Pdf:Humane Livestock Handling: Understanding livestock behavior and building facilities for healthier animals.Review If the animals on America's factory farms got together to award an Animal Nobel Peace Prize, they would surely give it to Temple Grandin.  Who else has brought her combination of deep empathy  and hard-headed engineering know-how to their lot?  'Humane Livestock Handling' will make that know-how more widely available, and few things could do more to improve the lot of these animals.  -Michael Pollan Read more From the Back Cover Improve the day-to-day operation as well as the profitability of your farm by raising healthier, more contented animals. The benefits are great―for you and for your livestock. Well-treated animals, free from fear and pain:Injure themselves less frequently, keeping bruised meat to a   minimum.Stay healthier, reducing veterinary expenditures.Remain calm in most circumstances, keeping human handlers safer.Deliver higher yields of marketable meat.Answer consumer demand for humanely raised meat.Are an indispensable part of efficient, satisfying, ethically managed small farms.Includes complete construction plans for facilities of every size:Handling systems for ranchesCattle corral systemsSheep and bison corralsLoading ramp detailsFences and gates Latches Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Think Harmony With Horses: An In-Depth Study of Horse/Man Relationship

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Pdf:Think Harmony With Horses: An In-Depth Study of Horse/Man Relationship.'When you ask your horse to do something it should be his idea... he wants to do it, he understands how to do it, and he does it. ' These words are typical of the way Ray Hunt expresses his philosophy of the ideal relationship between horse and man. That philosophy is discussed in this book, in a manner that makes the reader feel as if he is listening to Ray talk. It is persuasive talk — gently persuasive; this man's ideas make a lot of sense, and the success he has achieved with those ideas is impressive. Ray Hunt traveled around the country working with groups of riders who were interested in his philosophy of harmony with horses. As Gene Lewis says in his forward to the book, Ray's theory is 'to unite the horse and rider into one working unit of both mind and body. He has developed a language and has become a wonderful teacher and demonstrator.' Included in this book is an interpretation of the 'Ray Hunt method of schooling a horse' written by Vincent W. Carpenter, who attended one of Ray's clinics. He tells amazing stories that Ray might not tell about himself and summarizes the whole philosophy in a clear and objective way. Also included is a question and answer section, in which a number of the most commonly asked questions are answered in detail. And throughout the entire book runs the simple, basic idea: think harmony. Read more

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Chimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex among Apes

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Pdf:Chimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex among Apes.Review 'An excellent book... Just as fresh and thought-provoking in 2008 as it was in 1983.' (Laelaps) Read more Review 'Even more enlightening than Machiavelli's The Prince, this book describes power takeovers and social organizations in a chimpanzee colony... I'll never look at academic or corporate politics the same way.' (Jim Collins Inc.)'Newt Gingrich has been an avid follower of de Waal's work for years. He has even placed de Waal's Chimpanzee Politics on his recommended reading list, along with better known texts such as the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Federalist Papers. What secrets has Gingrich gleaned from our simian cousins? In short, how to win power by forming tactical coalitions and mounting fierce psychological attacks on those blocking the way... It's a strategy Gingrich aped in his assault on former Speaker Jim Wright.' (Business Week)'Schmoozing. Scheming. Consensus building. You won't glean these management techniques from any business text. But you can't run your company without them. Take it from the apes... The author demonstrates that chimps are, in the broadest sense, political.' (Business Month)'The best book ever written on the social life of apes in captivity... The author has that special empathetic insight into the mind of the chimpanzee which is shared by few but can somehow be recognized by many.' (Human Ethology Newsletter)'Precise but eminently readable and indeed exciting... This excellent book achieves the dual goal which eludes so many writers about animal behavior―it will both fascinate the nonspecialist and be seen as an important contribution to science.' (Times Literary Supplement)'When I first read this book, I was in Dar es Salaam with Jane Goodall. I had just returned from observing chimpanzees for two weeks at Gombe. After the real-life experience, I expected a book about chimpanzee behavior―and at a zoo, at that―to make rather dull reading. But I was in for a surprise. De Waal's Chimpanzee Politics is as much fun as a tree full of wild chimps.' (American Journal of Primatology) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Octopus, Squid, and Cuttlefish: A Visual, Scientific Guide to the Oceans’ Most Advanced Invertebrates

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Pdf:Octopus, Squid, and Cuttlefish: A Visual, Scientific Guide to the Oceans’ Most Advanced Invertebrates.Review 'Cephalopods are often misunderstood creatures. Three biologists set the record straight on the behaviors and evolution of these invertebrates of the sea.' (Science News) Read more About the Author Roger Hanlon is a senior scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Brown University. He is coauthor of Cephalopod Behavior. Mike Vecchione is director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries National Systematics Laboratory and an adjunct faculty member at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Louise Allcock is a lecturer in zoology at the National University of Ireland, Galway, president of the Cephalopod International Advisory Council, and coordinator of the International Union for Conservation of Nature red data list for Cephalopoda. Read more

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Song of Increase: Listening to the Wisdom of Honeybees for Kinder Beekeeping and a Better World

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Pdf:Song of Increase: Listening to the Wisdom of Honeybees for Kinder Beekeeping and a Better World.Review “Song of Increase opens up a mystical realm of deep communication with nature. Learn the wisdom of the bees, and you will never look at the world the same way again.” —Starhawk, author of The Spiral Dance and The Fifth Sacred Thing   “I have been deeply moved by this book. Jacqueline’s work with bees is truly extraordinary. This book has the potential to transform beekeeping and transform the world.” —Susan Chernak McElroy, author of Animals as Teachers and Healers   “This book is a treasure of honeybee philosophy. Jacqueline profiles the many ways bees connect within the hive, with the world outside the hive, with agriculture, and with the beekeeper. Spend time watching your hives. What the bees say in this book is right.” —Nathan Rausch, biodynamic beekeeper, Snoqualmie Valley Beekeepers   “This book is a jewel. I am having a total can’t-put-the-book-down/don’t-want-it-ever-to-end experience. This is holy bee communion. This book is one of the great bee books of our times. It speaks to the relationship with the sacred that is so precious. The book is divinely timed, eloquent, honest, compassionate, and completely full of love. And probably brave, too, because this work is clearly the result of a deep and intimate dive into the divine. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this.” —Debra Roberts, master beekeeper, natural beekeeping educator, The Center for Honeybee Research   “Beekeeping is a sacred occupation. This book grounds that intuitive knowing and informs my work with my bees . . . the drones singing the song of creation to the babies, the joy of the maiden bees when they find nectar and flowers, the search for the sun as the virgin queen begins her marriage flight. All these images live within me as I interact with the bees, opening my heart and mind to the beauty of life in the hive. Quite literally, this book has changed my life.” —Patti Pitcher, biodynamic farmer and educator, The Farm Wife Mystery School   “Jacqueline is on the cutting edge of apiculture with her intuitive, compassionate, and intelligent work. She has the rare ability (and courage!) to take us into the bee’s world. We can learn so much from this deeply sensitive book.” —Laura Bee Ferguson, director, College of the Melissae Center for Sacred Beekeeping   “Jacqueline Freeman weaves two stories here, both compelling and exquisitely told. One is hers—a beekeeper who, through attention, stumbles onto an open channel of communication with the bees; and the other is the wisdom of the bees . . . in their own voice. Reading both stories reminds me how well other species know how to read and heed every subtle cue of their environment, how well they know what we humans must relearn: cooperation as the path to personal survival, surrender as freedom, separation as an illusion in the tapestry of life. I feel like I can now cock my ear and consult the bees, and that they and others can guide us home.” —Vicki Robin, author of Your Money or Your Life and Blessing the Hands that Feed Us   “Beekeeping practices are undergoing serious transformations—so that we can really keep the bees. Song of Increase takes you into realms not found in traditional beekeeping books, realms that require an open mind and also an open heart. The book encourages you to look with new eyes, listen with new ears, and develop the understanding of honeybees required for having the right to say, ‘I love them.’ The future of our relationship with the natural world is tangible!” —Gunther Hauk, author of Toward Saving the Honeybee; cofounder, Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary   “It is rare to find someone acutely tuned in to the natural world and the many beings that inhabit this web of life. Jacqueline Freeman is one of those special persons. Her ability to not only understand the life of bees but to go beyond surface noticing to actually be guided by the vast wisdom found in the world of bees is phenomenal. Being a plant person myself I fell in love with bees through the deep insights in Song of Increase. While reading this very accessible book, a whole other level of depth perception unfolded as the plant/pollinator relationship took on new meaning. My relationship with plants is broadening to include their intimate partners, the bees. Everyone needs to read this book to understand why it is so important for the bees to not only survive but thrive.” —Pam Montgomery, author of Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness and Partner Earth: A Spiritual Ecology   “Jacqueline Freeman presents a biodynamic philosophy of beekeeping where the science of the sun, the plant, and the soil is woven together with life force, form, and unseen realms of nature. Her story shows us how deeply we can know and care for these small creatures known as the honeybee. Freeman is a farmer and an experienced beekeeper who brings both an intellectual understanding and a poetic outlook to her work. Many answers to a healthy future for our bees are to be found in her writings.” —Christy Korrow, editor of LILIPOH magazine   “Jacqueline takes the reader on a journey into the world of honeybees and the hidden aspects of apiculture through immersion into a deeply sensitive and perceptive communication with bees. She reveals the wisdom aspects of bees and their emotional integrity, and encourages us to venture further into new territory within the multidimensional landscape of honeybees. It is an inspiration for a holistic approach to apiculture and a timely book in a transitional time for bees and the entire biosphere.” —Michael Joshin Thiele, founder, Gaia Bees   “Enjoying a totemic relationship with the honey bees, Jacqueline Freeman shares her spiritual journey of communing with the soul of the hive. If you ever wondered what dreams bees have, what secret role the drones may play, or what the queens sing about, you will discover here a unique perspective as well as a heartfelt plea to adopt bee-friendly ways in beekeeping and agriculture at large.” —Dr. Leo Sharashkin, editor of Keeping Bees With a Smile: A Vision and Practice of Natural Apiculture   “It is time for the voice of the bee to be heard. That voice speaks to each of us in its own way. To understand it requires us to change our perceptions and paradigms. Jacqueline’s conversation with the bee is a unique contribution to the growing movement of bee-centered beekeeping.” —Gareth John, trustee, Natural Beekeeping Trust   “A gem of a book: a deep reflection and meditation on honeybees, celebrating the sacredness and holiness of the hive. Song of Increase blends spiritual, practical and scientific insights into a beautiful anthem for the honeybee. Jacqueline shares the inner workings of the hive, to the tragic implications of Colony Collapse Disorder. She navigates us out of the darkness, into the light to help create a healthier relationship with this most sacred animal.” —Taggart Siegel, award-winning documentary filmmaker of The Real Dirt on Farmer John,Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?, and SEED: The Untold Story   “Jacqueline takes you on a bee-keeping journey to new (or perhaps ancient) levels of interconnectedness. This book is a stunning revelation of deep spirituality that can be found in the simple act of caring for bees.” —Marjory Wildcraft, founder, The Grow Network   “The principles of White Buffalo Woman are expressed in the wholeness and holiness offered in this wondrous book. Whether or not you ever keep bees, this amazingly profound and fascinating book is a deep lesson in the intelligence, wisdom, harmony and robust vitality of Creation. This book offers an intimate look into a stunningly effective society, where its members all give 100 percent to their part of the humming whole. There are joyous lessons and healing ways here for each of us as individuals, and perhaps more importantly in this time, for the well-being of the whole. A honeycomb of sweetness awaits you!” —Brooke Medicine Eagle, author of Buffalo Woman Comes Singing and The Last Ghost Dance   “Song of Increase is a manual for listening. Jacqueline Freeman starts her book with the sentence: ‘When bees speak, I listen.’ It is an apt beginning that sums up her approach to bees and the crisis they are in. Today this crisis has reached alarming dimensions. The call for hel