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The Inner Game of Tennis

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Master your game from the inside out! With more than 800,000 copies sold since it was first published thirty years ago, this phenomenally successful guide has become a touchstone for hundreds of thousands of people. Not just for tennis players, or even just for athletes in general, this handbook works for anybody who wants to improve his or her performance in any activity, from playing music to getting ahead at work. W. Timothy Gallwey, a leading innovator in sports psychology, reveals how to • focus your mind to overcome nervousness, self-doubt, and distractions • find the state of “relaxed concentration” that allows you to play at your best • build skills by smart practice, then put it all together in match play Whether you're a beginner or a pro, Gallwey's engaging voice, clear examples, and illuminating anecdotes will give you the tools you need to succeed. “Introduced to The Inner Game of Tennis as a graduate student years ago, I recognized the obvious benefits of [W. Timothy] Gallwey's teachings. . . . Whether we are preparing for an inter-squad scrimmage or the National Championship Game, these principles lie at the foundation of our program.”—from the Foreword by Pete Carroll

The Giver

The Giver Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lois Lowry
Editor: HarperCollins
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In Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic, twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community. Life in the community where Jonas lives is idyllic. Designated birthmothers produce newchildren, who are assigned to appropriate family units. Citizens are assigned their partners and their jobs. No one thinks to ask questions. Everyone obeys. Everyone is the same. Except Jonas. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Gradually Jonas learns that power lies in feelings. But when his own power is put to the test—when he must try to save someone he loves—he may not be ready. Is it too soon? Or too late? The Giver has become one of the most influential novels of our time. Don't miss the powerful companion novels in Lois Lowry's Giver Quartet: Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lewis Carroll
Editor: The Floating Press
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Alice in Wonderland (also known as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), from 1865, is the peculiar and imaginative tale of a girl who falls down a rabbit-hole into a bizarre world of eccentric and unusual creatures. Lewis Carroll's prominent example of the genre of "literary nonsense" has endured in popularity with its clever way of playing with logic and a narrative structure that has influence generations of fiction writing.

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shel Silverstein
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061965103
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As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a classic that will now reach an even wider audience. "Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. This moving parable for all ages offers a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave. This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss the other Shel Silverstein ebooks, Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic!

International Entrepreneurship in the Arts

International Entrepreneurship in the Arts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lidia Varbanova
Editor: Taylor & Francis
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International Entrepreneurship in the Arts focuses on teaching students, artists, and arts managers specific strategies for expanding creative ventures that are already successful domestically to an international audience. Varbanova’s accessible writing outlines a systematic theoretical framework that guides the reader from generating an innovative idea and starting up an international arts enterprise to its sustainable international growth. Applying concepts, models, and tools from international entrepreneurship theory and practice, Varbanova analyzes how these function within the unique setting of the arts and culture sector. The book covers: Domestic inception of an arts enterprise, followed by international expansion Starting up an international arts venture in the early stages of its inception Presenting an arts activity or project in a foreign country or region Financing a startup venture with international resources Implementing diverse models of international partnership Starting up an arts venture that is run by a multinational team Creating an art product with international dimension The book’s 23 case studies and 54 short examples feature disciplines from fine arts and photography to music, theatre, and contemporary dance, and cover ventures in over 20 countries to provide students with practical insight into the issues and challenges facing real arts organizations. Aimed at students interested in the business aspects of arts and cultural ventures, it will also be of use to practitioners looking at ways to internationalize their own enterprises.

Structures and Stochastic Methods

Structures and Stochastic Methods Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A.S. Cakmak
Editor: Elsevier
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Structures and Stochastic Methods by A.S. Cakmak Summary

Despite advances in the field of geotechnical earthquake engineering, earthquakes continue to cause loss of life and property in one part of the world or another. The Third International Conference on Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, 22nd to 24th June 1987, provided an opportunity for participants from all over the world to share their expertise to enhance the role of mechanics and other disciplines as they relate to earthquake engineering. The edited proceedings of the conference are published in four volumes. This volume covers: Structures, Dams, Retaining Walls and Slopes, Underground Structures, and Stochastic Methods. Together with its companion volumes, it is hoped that it will contribute to the further development of techniques, methods and innovative approaches in soil dynamics and earthquake engineering.

Encyclopedia of Television

Encyclopedia of Television Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Horace Newcomb
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135194793
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Encyclopedia of Television by Horace Newcomb Summary

The Encyclopedia of Television, second edtion is the first major reference work to provide description, history, analysis, and information on more than 1100 subjects related to television in its international context. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclo pedia of Television, 2nd edition website.

The Road

The Road Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cormac McCarthy
Editor: Vintage
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle). A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.

Real World Adobe InDesign CC

Real World Adobe InDesign CC Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Olav Martin Kvern,David Blatner,Bob Bringhurst
Editor: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 0133476804
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Real World Adobe InDesign CC by Olav Martin Kvern,David Blatner,Bob Bringhurst Summary

Sharpen your InDesign skills with this definitive resource created specifically for design professionals who need to produce great work in InDesign CC–regardless of the delivery platform. Best-selling authors Olav Martin Kvern, David Blatner, and Bob Bringhurst share their hands-on techniques to help you master InDesign’s advanced layout tools. This book is brimming with insightful advice, illustrations, and shortcuts that will have you producing high-quality work in no time. This is the book that experts open to find real answers to their questions about InDesign. It’s written in a friendly, visual style that offers accurate information and creative inspiration for every InDesign user, whether you’re publishing to a tablet, mobile phone, or traditional print publication. In Real World Adobe InDesign CC you’ll learn how to: Use the new Creative Cloud features and enhancements, including managing font menu favorites, QR codes, and much more Prep documents and use the improved EPUB Export feature for web and mobile publishing Take full advantage of the best typesetting features on the market Use best practices for consistent color management Increase productivity with scripts and other automation features

WordPress: The Missing Manual

WordPress: The Missing Manual Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matthew MacDonald
Editor: \"O\'Reilly Media, Inc.\"
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WordPress: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald Summary

Whether you're a budding blogger or seasoned web designer, WordPress is a brilliant tool for creating websites--once you know how to tap into its impressive features. The latest edition of this jargon-free Missing Manual shows you how to use WordPress's themes, widgets, and plug-ins to build just about any kind of site. The important stuff you need to know: Set up WordPress. Configure WordPress on your web host or get it running on your home computer. Create your site. Get hands-on instructions for building all types of websites, from blogs to business sites with ecommerce features. Jazz it up. Add picture galleries, slideshows, video clips, music players, and podcasts. Add features. Select from thousands of plug-ins to enhance your site's capabilities, from contact forms to a basic shopping cart. Build a truly unique site. Customize a WordPress theme to create a site that looks exactly the way you want. Attract an audience. Use SEO, site statistics, and social sharing to reach more people. Stay safe. Use backup and staging tools to protect your content and avoid catastrophe.

Basic Statistics

Basic Statistics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tenko Raykov,George A. Marcoulides
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Basic Statistics by Tenko Raykov,George A. Marcoulides Summary

Basic Statistics provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to statistics using the free, state-of-the-art software program R. This book is designed to both introduce students to key concepts in statistics and to provide simple instructions for using the powerful software program R.

Law and Election Politics

Law and Election Politics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matthew J. Streb
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ISBN: 1136330186
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Though the courts have been extremely active in interpreting the rules of the electoral game, this role is misunderstood and understudied—as, in many cases, are the rules themselves. Law and Election Politics illustrates how election laws and electoral politics are intertwined, analyzing the rules of the game and some of the most important—and most controversial—decisions the courts have made on a variety of election-related subjects. More than a typical law book that summarizes cases, Mathew Streb has assembled an outstanding group of scholars to place electoral laws and the courts‘ rulings on those laws in the context of electoral politics. They comprehensively cover the range of topics important to election law—campaign finance, political parties, campaigning, redistricting, judicial elections, the Internet, voting machines, voter identification, ballot access, and direct democracy. This is an essential resource both for students of the electoral process and scholars of election law and election reform.

IUTAM Symposium on Computational Physics and New Perspectives in Turbulence

IUTAM Symposium on Computational Physics and New Perspectives in Turbulence Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Yukio Kaneda
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
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IUTAM Symposium on Computational Physics and New Perspectives in Turbulence by Yukio Kaneda Summary

This volume contains the proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on Computational Physics and New Perspectives in Turbulence, held at Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, in September 2006. With special emphasis given to fundamental aspects of the physics of turbulence, coverage includes experimental approaches to fundamental problems in turbulence, turbulence modeling and numerical methods, and geophysical and astrophysical turbulence.

Proceedings of the International e-Conference on Intelligent Systems and Signal Processing

Proceedings of the International e-Conference on Intelligent Systems and Signal Processing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Falgun Thakkar,Geetali Saha,Celia Shahnaz,Yu-Chen Hu
Editor: Springer Nature
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Proceedings of the International e-Conference on Intelligent Systems and Signal Processing by Falgun Thakkar,Geetali Saha,Celia Shahnaz,Yu-Chen Hu Summary

This book provides insights into the Third International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Signal Processing (eISSP 2020) held By Electronics & Communication Engineering Department of G H Patel College of Engineering & Technology, Gujarat, India, during 28–30 December 2020. The book comprises contributions by the research scholars and academicians covering the topics in signal processing and communication engineering, applied electronics and emerging technologies, Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, machine learning, deep learning and artificial intelligence. The main emphasis of the book is on dissemination of information, experience and research results on the current topics of interest through in-depth discussions and contribution of researchers from all over world. The book is useful for research community, academicians, industrialists and postgraduate students across the globe.

The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
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The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky Summary

Three brothers and their relations in 19th century Russia provide the base for a sweeping epic overview of human striving, folly and hope. First published in 1880, The Brothers Karamazov is a landmark work in every respect. Revolving around shiftless father Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov are the fates of his three sons, each of whom has fortunes entwined with the others. The eldest son, Dimitri, seeks an inheritance from his father and becomes his rival in love. Ivan, the second son, is so at odds with the world that he is driven near to madness, while the youngest, Alexi, is a man of faith and a natural optimist. These personalities are drawn out and tested in a crucible of conflict and emotion as the author forces upon them fundamental questions of morality, faith, reason and responsibility. This charged situation is pushed to its limit by the addition of the unthinkable, murder and possible patricide. Using shifting viewpoints and delving into the minds of his characters, Dostoevsky adopted fresh techniques to tell his wide-reaching story with power and startling effectiveness. The Brothers Karamazov remains one of the most respected and celebrated novels in all literature and continues to reward readers beyond expectation. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Brothers Karamazov is both modern and readable.

A First Course in Multivariate Statistics

A First Course in Multivariate Statistics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bernard Flury
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
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A comprehensive and self-contained introduction to the field, carefully balancing mathematical theory and practical applications. It starts at an elementary level, developing concepts of multivariate distributions from first principles. After a chapter on the multivariate normal distribution reviewing the classical parametric theory, methods of estimation are explored using the plug-in principles as well as maximum likelihood. Two chapters on discrimination and classification, including logistic regression, form the core of the book, followed by methods of testing hypotheses developed from heuristic principles, likelihood ratio tests and permutation tests. Finally, the powerful self-consistency principle is used to introduce principal components as a method of approximation, rounded off by a chapter on finite mixture analysis.

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George Orwell
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"Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel", often published as "1984", is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English novelist George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, "Nineteen Eighty-Four" centres on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviours within society. Orwell, himself a democratic socialist, modelled the authoritarian government in the novel after Stalinist Russia. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within politics and the ways in which they are manipulated. The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a totalitarian superstate named Oceania that is ruled by the Party who employ the Thought Police to persecute individuality and independent thinking. Big Brother, the leader of the Party, enjoys an intense cult of personality despite the fact that he may not even exist. The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a diligent and skillful rank-and-file worker and Outer Party member who secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion. He enters into a forbidden relationship with a colleague, Julia, and starts to remember what life was like before the Party came to power.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Library of Alexandria
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In sooth, I know not why I am so sad;_It wearies me; you say it wearies you;_But how I caught it, found it, or came by it,_What stuff 'tis made of, whereof it is born,_I am to learn;_And such a want-wit sadness makes of me_That I have much ado to know myself._ SALARINO._Your mind is tossing on the ocean;_There where your argosies, with portly sailÑ_Like signiors and rich burghers on the flood,_Or as it were the pageants of the seaÑ_Do overpeer the petty traffickers,_That curtsy to them, do them reverence,_As they fly by them with their woven wings._ SALANIO._Believe me, sir, had I such venture forth,_The better part of my affections would_Be with my hopes abroad. I should be still_Plucking the grass to know where sits the wind,_Peering in maps for ports, and piers, and roads;_And every object that might make me fear_Misfortune to my ventures, out of doubt_Would make me sad._ SALARINO._My wind, cooling my broth_Would blow me to an ague, when I thought_What harm a wind too great might do at sea._I should not see the sandy hour-glass run_But I should think of shallows and of flats,_And see my wealthy Andrew dock'd in sand,_Vailing her high top lower than her ribs_To kiss her burial. Should I go to church_And see the holy edifice of stone,_And not bethink me straight of dangerous rocks,_Which, touching but my gentle vessel's side,_Would scatter all her spices on the stream,_Enrobe the roaring waters with my silks,_And, in a word, but even now worth this,_And now worth nothing? Shall I have the thought_To think on this, and shall I lack the thought_That such a thing bechanc'd would make me sad?_But tell not me; I know Antonio_Is sad to think upon his merchandise.

You Run the Show or the Show Runs You

You Run the Show or the Show Runs You Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr. J.D. Crouch, II,Patrick J. Garrity
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You Run the Show or the Show Runs You by Dr. J.D. Crouch, II,Patrick J. Garrity Summary

In this book, J.D. Crouch II and Patrick J. Garrity document and synthesize Harold W. Rood’s core teachings. This book celebrates Rood as an extraordinary teacher and captures for future generations his relentless way of challenging conventional wisdom and instilling in his students the ability to think independently of fashionable orthodoxy.

Statistical Theory and Inference

Statistical Theory and Inference Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David J. Olive
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Statistical Theory and Inference by David J. Olive Summary

This text is for a one semester graduate course in statistical theory and covers minimal and complete sufficient statistics, maximum likelihood estimators, method of moments, bias and mean square error, uniform minimum variance estimators and the Cramer-Rao lower bound, an introduction to large sample theory, likelihood ratio tests and uniformly most powerful tests and the Neyman Pearson Lemma. A major goal of this text is to make these topics much more accessible to students by using the theory of exponential families. Exponential families, indicator functions and the support of the distribution are used throughout the text to simplify the theory. More than 50 ``brand name" distributions are used to illustrate the theory with many examples of exponential families, maximum likelihood estimators and uniformly minimum variance unbiased estimators. There are many homework problems with over 30 pages of solutions.

Elements of Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics

Elements of Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: V. Balakrishnan
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Elements of Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics by V. Balakrishnan Summary

This book deals with the basic principles and techniques of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics. The importance of this subject is growing rapidly in view of the advances being made, both experimentally and theoretically, in statistical physics, chemical physics, biological physics, complex systems and several other areas. The presentation of topics is quite self-contained, and the choice of topics enables the student to form a coherent picture of the subject. The approach is unique in that classical mechanical formulation takes center stage. The book is of particular interest to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in engineering departments.

Gum Printing

Gum Printing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christina Z Anderson
Editor: Routledge
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Gum Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice is a two-part book on gum bichromate written by the medium’s leading expert, Christina Z. Anderson. Section One provides a step-by-step description of the gum printing process. From setting up the "dimroom" (no darkroom required!) to evaluating finished prints, it walks the reader through everything that is needed to establish a firm gum practice with the simplest of setups at home. Section Two showcases contemporary artists’ works, illustrating the myriad ways gum is conceptualized and practiced today. The works in these pages range from monochrome to colorful and from subtle to bold, representing a variety of genres, including still lifes, portraits, nudes, landscapes, urbanscapes and more. Featuring over 80 artists and 400 full-color images, Gum Printing is the most complete overview of this dynamic and expressive medium that has yet appeared in print. Key topics covered include: The history of gum Simple digital negatives for gum, platinum, and cyanotype Preparing supplies Making monochrome, duotone, tricolor, and quadcolor gum prints Printing gum over cyanotype Printing gum over platinum Troubleshooting gum Advice on developing a creative practice

The Little SAS Enterprise Guide Book

The Little SAS Enterprise Guide Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan J. Slaughter,Lora D. Delwiche
Editor: SAS Institute
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Learning to use SAS Enterprise Guide has never been easier! Whether you are using SAS Enterprise Guide for the first time, or are looking to expand your skills, this is the book for you! With The Little SAS Enterprise Guide Book, award-winning authors Susan Slaughter and Lora Delwiche help you quickly become productive in the SAS Enterprise Guide point-and-click environment. A series of carefully designed tutorials help you master the basics of the tasks you'll want to do most frequently. The reference section of the book expands on the tutorial topics, covering specific features in more depth. This edition has been completely rewritten, and updated with new features in SAS Enterprise Guide.

The Book of Questions

The Book of Questions Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gregory Stock Ph.D.
Editor: Workman Publishing Company
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The phenomenon returns! Originally published in 1987, The Book of Questions, a New York Times bestseller, has been completely revised and updated to incorporate the myriad cultural shifts and hot-button issues of the past twenty-five years, making it current and even more appealing. This is a book for personal growth, a tool for deepening relationships, a lively conversation starter for the family dinner table, a fun way to pass the time in the car. It poses over 300 questions that invite people to explore the most fascinating of subjects: themselves and how they really feel about the world. The revised edition includes more than 100 all-new questions that delve into such topics as the disappearing border between man and machine—How would you react if you learned that a sad and beautiful poem that touched you deeply had been written by a computer? The challenges of being a parent—Would you completely rewrite your child’s college-application essays if it would help him get into a better school? The never-endingly interesting topic of sex—Would you be willing to give up sex for a year if you knew it would give you a much deeper sense of peace than you now have? And of course the meaning of it all—If you were handed an envelope with the date of your death inside, and you knew you could do nothing to alter your fate, would you look? The Book of Questions may be the only publication that challenges—and even changes—the way you view the world, without offering a single opinion of its own.

The Existential Pleasures of Engineering

The Existential Pleasures of Engineering Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Samuel C. Florman
Editor: St. Martin\'s Griffin
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Humans have always sought to change their environment--building houses, monuments, temples, and roads. In the process, they have remade the fabric of the world into newly functional objects that are also works of art to be admired. In this second edition of his popular Existential Pleasures of Engineering, Samuel Florman explores how engineers think and feel about their profession. A deeply insightful and refreshingly unique text, this book corrects the myth that engineering is cold and passionless. Indeed, Florman celebrates engineering not only crucial and fundamental but also vital and alive; he views it as a response to some of our deepest impulses, an endeavor rich in spiritual and sensual rewards. Opposing the "anti-technology" stance, Florman gives readers a practical, creative, and even amusing philosophy of engineering that boasts of pride in his craft.

WDM Systems and Networks

WDM Systems and Networks Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Neophytos (Neo) Antoniades,Georgios Ellinas,Ioannis Roudas
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
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WDM Systems and Networks by Neophytos (Neo) Antoniades,Georgios Ellinas,Ioannis Roudas Summary

Modeling, Simulation, Design and Engineering of WDM Systems and Networks provides readers with the basic skills, concepts, and design techniques used to begin design and engineering of optical communication systems and networks at various layers. The latest semi-analytical system simulation techniques are applied to optical WDM systems and networks, and a review of the various current areas of optical communications is presented. Simulation is mixed with experimental verification and engineering to present the industry as well as state-of-the-art research. This contributed volume is divided into three parts, accommodating different readers interested in various types of networks and applications. The first part of the book presents modeling approaches and simulation tools mainly for the physical layer including transmission effects, devices, subsystems, and systems), whereas the second part features more engineering/design issues for various types of optical systems including ULH, access, and in-building systems. The third part of the book covers networking issues related to the design of provisioning and survivability algorithms for impairment-aware and multi-domain networks. Intended for professional scientists, company engineers, and university researchers, the text demonstrates the effectiveness of computer-aided design when it comes to network engineering and prototyping.

The Art of War

The Art of War Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sun Tzu
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The Art of War is the collection of leadership and military strategies composed by the esteemed Chinese general, Sun Tzu. Divided into 13 distinct chapters, each category gives clarity and voice to varying subjects pertaining to the intricacies of war and wartime strategy. Having inspired generations of readers,The Art of War continues to be perceived as a kind of spiritual lighthouse for all those seeking sage leadership advice. Though Sun Tzu's expertise was considered to be professing wartime strategy, the principals enumerated within the text extend far beyond the logistics of a battlefield. Having lived during the Warring States Period, Sun Tzu understood conflict and political strife. Sun Tzu, using the culmination of decades worth of knowledge inspired generations of leaders with his words. His insight was not wasted on the bloodshed of lives lost in battle, yet it was composed into beautifully succinct proverbs and adages that make up the whole of The Art of War. Perhaps his most well-known axiom is, “Know the enemy and know yourself, and you can fight a hundred battles with no danger of defeat.” With proverbs as popular as the one above, the entirety of his work is composed of this level of insight. As pertinent as it was when it was written over 2,000 year ago, The Art of War is a true work of philosophical mastery. With eye-catching new covers and a professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Art of War is both modern and readable.

The Magic of Thinking Big

The Magic of Thinking Big Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David J. Schwartz
Editor: Penguin
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The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz Summary

The timeless and practical advice in The Magic of Thinking Big clearly demonstrates how you can: Sell more Manage better Lead fearlessly Earn more Enjoy a happier, more fulfilling life With applicable and easy-to-implement insights, you’ll discover: Why believing you can succeed is essential How to quit making excuses The means to overcoming fear and finding confidence How to develop and use creative thinking and dreaming Why making (and getting) the most of your attitudes is critical How to think right towards others The best ways to make “action” a habit How to find victory in defeat Goals for growth, and How to think like a leader "Believe Big,” says Schwartz. “The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. Remember this, too! Big ideas and big plans are often easier -- certainly no more difficult - than small ideas and small plans."

Examples and Problems in Mathematical Statistics

Examples and Problems in Mathematical Statistics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shelemyahu Zacks
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Examples and Problems in Mathematical Statistics by Shelemyahu Zacks Summary

Provides the necessary skills to solve problems in mathematical statistics through theory, concrete examples, and exercises With a clear and detailed approach to the fundamentals of statistical theory, Examples and Problems in Mathematical Statistics uniquely bridges the gap between theory andapplication and presents numerous problem-solving examples that illustrate the relatednotations and proven results. Written by an established authority in probability and mathematical statistics, each chapter begins with a theoretical presentation to introduce both the topic and the important results in an effort to aid in overall comprehension. Examples are then provided, followed by problems, and finally, solutions to some of the earlier problems. In addition, Examples and Problems in Mathematical Statistics features: Over 160 practical and interesting real-world examples from a variety of fields including engineering, mathematics, and statistics to help readers become proficient in theoretical problem solving More than 430 unique exercises with select solutions Key statistical inference topics, such as probability theory, statistical distributions, sufficient statistics, information in samples, testing statistical hypotheses, statistical estimation, confidence and tolerance intervals, large sample theory, and Bayesian analysis Recommended for graduate-level courses in probability and statistical inference, Examples and Problems in Mathematical Statistics is also an ideal reference for applied statisticians and researchers.

Marijuana in America: Cultural, Political, and Medical Controversies

Marijuana in America: Cultural, Political, and Medical Controversies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Hawdon,Bryan Lee Miller,Matthew Costello
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Marijuana in America: Cultural, Political, and Medical Controversies by James Hawdon,Bryan Lee Miller,Matthew Costello Summary

Marijuana in America is an accessible and comprehensive exploration of the many changes in medical, legal, and cultural issues surrounding cannabis in the United States. This multidisciplinary volume features contributions from several different fields to explain all facets of marijuana, including its chemical composition, evolving depictions in popular culture, and historical, legal, and social settings in which marijuana use occurs. A mix of coverage provides readers with a full and accurate understanding of the spectrum of issues and controversies swirling around marijuana today, including: the changing legal landscape pertaining to the sale, possession, and use of marijuana, both at the state and federal levels; the factual basis for arguments for and against so-called "medical marijuana"; claims that marijuana is a gateway drug to harder drugs; changing cultural attitudes about marijuana and "potheads"; economic arguments for and against marijuana legalization; and the impact of marijuana on families, communities, the economy, and the criminal justice system.

Probability and Stochastic Processes

Probability and Stochastic Processes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ionut Florescu
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A comprehensive and accessible presentation of probabilityand stochastic processes with emphasis on key theoretical conceptsand real-world applications With a sophisticated approach, Probability and StochasticProcesses successfully balances theory and applications in apedagogical and accessible format. The book’s primary focusis on key theoretical notions in probability to provide afoundation for understanding concepts and examples related tostochastic processes. Organized into two main sections, the book begins by developingprobability theory with topical coverage on probability measure;random variables; integration theory; product spaces, conditionaldistribution, and conditional expectations; and limit theorems. Thesecond part explores stochastic processes and related conceptsincluding the Poisson process, renewal processes, Markov chains,semi-Markov processes, martingales, and Brownian motion. Featuringa logical combination of traditional and complex theories as wellas practices, Probability and Stochastic Processes alsoincludes: Multiple examples from disciplines such as business,mathematical finance, and engineering Chapter-by-chapter exercises and examples to allow readers totest their comprehension of the presented material A rigorous treatment of all probability and stochasticprocesses concepts An appropriate textbook for probability and stochastic processescourses at the upper-undergraduate and graduate level inmathematics, business, and electrical engineering, Probabilityand Stochastic Processes is also an ideal reference forresearchers and practitioners in the fields of mathematics,engineering, and finance.

Fractional Dynamics

Fractional Dynamics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph Klafter,S C Lim,Ralf Metzler
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Fractional Dynamics by Joseph Klafter,S C Lim,Ralf Metzler Summary

This volume provides the latest developments in the field of fractional dynamics, which covers fractional (anomalous) transport phenomena, fractional statistical mechanics, fractional quantum mechanics and fractional quantum field theory. The contributors are selected based on their active and important contributions to their respective topics. This volume is the first of its kind that covers such a comprehensive range of topics in fractional dynamics. It will point out to advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and young researchers the possible directions of research in this subject. In addition to those who intend to work in this field and those already in the field, this volume will also be useful for researchers not directly involved in the field, but want to know the current status and trends of development in this subject. This latter group includes theoretical chemists, mathematical biologists and engineers. Contents:Classical Systems:Anomalous Diffusion and Fractional Transport Equations (R Metzler and J-H Jeon)Stochastic Diffusion and Stable Noise-Induced Phenomena (B Dybiec and E Gudowska-Nowak)Characteristic Times of Anomalous Diffusion in a Potential (W T Coffey, Y P Kalmykov and S V Titov)Reactions in Subdiffusive Media and Associated Fractional Equations (S B Yuste, E Abad and K Lindenberg)Natural and Modified Forms of Distributed-Order Fractional Diffusion Equations (A Chechkin, I M Sokolov and J Klafter)Anomalous Transport in the Presence of Truncated Lévy Flights (D del-Castillo-Negrete)Anomalous Diffusion: From Fractional Master Equations to Path Integrals (R Friedrich)Fractional Feynman–Kac Equation for Anomalous Diffusion Functionals (S Carmi and E Barkai)Foundations of Fractional Dynamics: A Short Account (R Hilfer)Parametric Subordination in Fractional Diffusion Processes (R Gorenflo and F Mainardi)Fractional Calculus, Anomalous Diffusion, and Probability (M M Meerschaert)Fractional Langevin Equation (E Lutz)Subdiffusive Dynamics in Washboard Potentials: Two Different Approaches and Different Univesality Classes (I Goychuk and P Hänggi)Identification and Validation of Fractional Subdiffusion Dynamics (K Burnecki, M Magdziarz and A Weron)A Class of CTRWs: Compound Fractional Poisson Processes (E Scalas)Origin of Allometry Hypothesis (B J West and D West)Quantum Systems:Principles of Fractional Quantum Mechanics (N Laskin)Two Examples of Fractional Quantum Dynamics (A Iomin)Fractional Dynamics of Open Quantum Systems (V E Tarasov)Casimir Effect Associated with Fractional Klein–Gordon Field (S C Lim and L P Teo) Readership: Researchers in mathematical physics. Keywords:Fractional Dynamics;Ergodicity;Bifractional Diffusion Process;Fokker–Planck

Developing with PDF

Developing with PDF Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Leonard Rosenthol
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PDF is becoming the standard for digital documents worldwide, but it’s not easy to learn on your own. With capabilities that let you use a variety of images and text, embed audio and video, and provide links and navigation, there’s a lot to explore. This practical guide helps you understand how to work with PDF to construct your own documents, troubleshoot problems, and even build your own tools. You’ll also find best practices for producing, manipulating, and consuming PDF documents. In addition, this highly approachable reference will help you navigate the official (and complex) ISO documentation. Learn how to combine PDF objects into a cohesive whole Use PDF’s imaging model to create vector and raster graphics Integrate text, and become familiar with fonts and glyphs Provide navigation within and between documents Use annotations to overlay or incorporate additional content Build interactive forms with the Widget annotation Embed related files such as multimedia, 3D content, and XML files Use optional content to enable non-printing graphics Tag content with HTML-like structures, including paragraphs and tables

System Dependability Evaluation Including S-dependency and Uncertainty

System Dependability Evaluation Including S-dependency and Uncertainty Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hans-Dieter Kochs
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The book focuses on system dependability modeling and calculation, considering the impact of s-dependency and uncertainty. The best suited approaches for practical system dependability modeling and calculation, (1) the minimal cut approach, (2) the Markov process approach, and (3) the Markov minimal cut approach as a combination of (1) and (2) are described in detail and applied to several examples. The stringently used Boolean logic during the whole development process of the approaches is the key for the combination of the approaches on a common basis. For large and complex systems, efficient approximation approaches, e.g. the probable Markov path approach, have been developed, which can take into account s-dependencies be-tween components of complex system structures. A comprehensive analysis of aleatory uncertainty (due to randomness) and epistemic uncertainty (due to lack of knowledge), and their combination, developed on the basis of basic reliability indices and evaluated with the Monte Carlo simulation method, has been carried out. The uncertainty impact on system dependability is investigated and discussed using several examples with different levels of difficulty. The applications cover a wide variety of large and complex (real-world) systems. Actual state-of-the-art definitions of terms of the IEC 60050-192:2015 standard, as well as the dependability indices, are used uniformly in all six chapters of the book.

Turbulent Cascades II

Turbulent Cascades II Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mikhael Gorokhovski,Fabien S. Godeferd
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Gathering contributions by the most prominent researchers in a highly specialised field, this proceedings volume clarifies selected aspects of the physics of turbulent cascades and their statistical universalities under complex stationary and non-homogeneous conditions. Here, these conditions are induced by the presence of a gas/liquid interface, inertial particles, strong shear, rotation, MHD and stratification. By proposing different ways to model turbulence effects under these complex conditions, the book will be of considerable interest not only to academic researchers, but also to specialists and junior researchers in the domain of propulsion and power, as well as those whose work involves various applications related to atmospheric, oceanic and planetary physics.

The City of Ember

The City of Ember Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeanne DuPrau
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A modern-day classic. This highly acclaimed adventure series about two friends desperate to save their doomed city has captivated kids and teachers alike for almost fifteen years and has sold over 3.5 MILLION copies! The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must race to figure out the clues before the lights go out on Ember forever! Nominated to 28 State Award Lists! An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection A Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice A Child Magazine Best Children’s Book A Mark Twain Award Winner A William Allen White Children’s Book Award Winner “A realistic post-apocalyptic world. DuPrau’s book leaves Doon and Lina on the verge of undiscovered country and readers wanting more.” —USA Today “An electric debut.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “While Ember is colorless and dark, the book itself is rich with description.” —VOYA, Starred “A harrowing journey into the unknown, and cryptic messages for readers to decipher.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred

Stars: Stealing the Show

Stars: Stealing the Show Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laura Jennings
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The second book in Stars - the brand new performing arts boarding school series for girls of 9+. Stars has all the warmth of Cathy Cassidy and the behind-the-scenes detail of a dance-world-insider. Dreams are made and stars are born at the Arcadia School of Performing Arts. Jess, Ash, Spike and Foxy are four best friends, all dreaming of becoming stars . . . Whether you're a fan of Ballet Shoes, X-Factor, Glee, or you just love a great story, Stars has something for everyone. Praise for Stars: 'An inspiring and unique debut' - Emma Thompson About the authors: Luke Jennings is the author of three novels, including the Booker Prize-nominated Atlantic . His memoir, Blood Knots, was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson and William Hill prizes. Before becoming a writer Luke trained as a dancer, and worked with classical and contemporary companies for ten years. He is currently the dance critic at the Observer, and has also written for Vanity Fair and the New Yorker. You're less likely to know his daughter, Laura Jennings, who is thirteen and lives with her parents, two brothers and her dog Dusty. She says, 'At school I'm quite sporty but I like drama best, because I have always enjoyed acting, singing and performing. I love books, and my favourite author is Stephen King' www.stars-books.co.uk

Econophysics Approaches to Large-Scale Business Data and Financial Crisis

Econophysics Approaches to Large-Scale Business Data and Financial Crisis Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Misako Takayasu,Tsutomu Watanabe,Hideki Takayasu
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Econophysics Approaches to Large-Scale Business Data and Financial Crisis by Misako Takayasu,Tsutomu Watanabe,Hideki Takayasu Summary

In recent years, as part of the increasing “informationization” of industry and the economy, enterprises have been accumulating vast amounts of detailed data such as high-frequency transaction data in nancial markets and point-of-sale information onindividualitems in theretail sector. Similarly,vast amountsof data arenow ava- able on business networks based on inter rm transactions and shareholdings. In the past, these types of information were studied only by economists and management scholars. More recently, however, researchers from other elds, such as physics, mathematics, and information sciences, have become interested in this kind of data and, based on novel empirical approaches to searching for regularities and “laws” akin to those in the natural sciences, have produced intriguing results. This book is the proceedings of the international conference THICCAPFA7 that was titled “New Approaches to the Analysis of Large-Scale Business and E- nomic Data,” held in Tokyo, March 1–5, 2009. The letters THIC denote the Tokyo Tech (Tokyo Institute of Technology)–Hitotsubashi Interdisciplinary Conference. The conference series, titled APFA (Applications of Physics in Financial Analysis), focuses on the analysis of large-scale economic data. It has traditionally brought physicists and economists together to exchange viewpoints and experience (APFA1 in Dublin 1999, APFA2 in Liege ` 2000, APFA3 in London 2001, APFA4 in Warsaw 2003, APFA5 in Torino 2006, and APFA6 in Lisbon 2007). The aim of the conf- ence is to establish fundamental analytical techniques and data collection methods, taking into account the results from a variety of academic disciplines.

The Circle

The Circle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dave Eggers
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LONGLISTED 2015 – International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, bestselling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

Ambient Intelligence

Ambient Intelligence Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ioannis Chatzigiannakis,Boris De Ruyter,Irene Mavrommati
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Ambient Intelligence by Ioannis Chatzigiannakis,Boris De Ruyter,Irene Mavrommati Summary

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Ambient Intelligence, AmI 2019, held in Rome, Italy, in November 2019. The 20 full papers presented together with 10 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 50 submissions. The papers cover topics such as embedded devices that can merge unobtrusively and in natural ways using information and intelligence hidden in the network connecting these devices (e.g., the Internet of Things). The main topic of AmI 2019 was “Data-driven Ambient Intelligence,” which follows the vision of Calm Technology, where technology is useful but does not demand our full attention or interfere with our usual behavior and activities.

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