Politicians' Expressions of Anger and Leadership Evaluations

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Lena Masch
  • ISBN : 3748906803
  • Publisher : Nomos Verlag
  • Number of Pages : 284
  • Readers : 2900

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Dieses Buch untersucht, inwiefern sich Wutausdrücke politischer Führungskräfte auf die Bewertung der Kandidat*innen durch die Bürger*innen auswirken. Gerade zu Wahlkampfzeiten ist diese Frage von besonderer Relevanz, da Emotionen mitunter strategisch eingesetzt werden könnten. Dabei werden in der empirischen Analyse Emotionsausdrücke von mehreren Politikern berücksichtigt, um den Einfluss auf die Bewertungen der Politiker als soziale Gruppe zu ermitteln. Daneben konzentriert sich das experimentelle Design zudem auf drei politische Führungspersönlichkeiten: die Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel, den ehemaligen Fraktionsvorsitzenden der Linken Gregor Gysi sowie den ehemaligen Parteivorsitzenden der SPD, Sigmar Gabriel. Diese drei Fallstudien geben Aufschluss über die Wirkung von Emotionsausdrücken von Politikern und Politikerinnen mit verschiedenen Stellungen im politischen System. Lena Masch ist Akademische Rätin a.Z. am Institut für Sozialwissenschaften der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf.

INDIAN AIRFORCE

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : MR. PRANAV ZOPE
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Pranav Zope
  • Number of Pages : 500
  • Readers : 6367

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: THIS BOOK IS WRITTEN FOR THE AWARENESS OF INDIAN AIRFORCE. EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT IS INDIAN AIR FORCE AND WHOLE WORLD HAS SEEN ITS, PROUDNESS AND ITS STRENGTH, BUT WHAT ARE THE COMPONENTS USED BY THEM ARE, NOT KNOWN PROPERLY. THE INTENTION OF WRITING THIS BOOK IS TO SHOW THE WORLD, INDIA’S PROUD SOLDIERS OF INDIAN AIR FORCE. I HOPE YOU LIKE THIS BOOK. PLEASE READ IT FROM CORE OF YOUR HEART. READ MY PREVIOUS BOOK ON AMAZON ‘INCREADIBLE SUPPORT INDIAN DEFENCE’. --PRANAV ZOPE.

From Casual Stargazer to Amateur Astronomer

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Dave Eagle
  • ISBN : 1461487668
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Number of Pages : 258
  • Readers : 2232

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The beginning astronomical observer passes through a series of stages. The initial stage is hugely exciting and gives the beginner a real buzz as he discovers some of the faint fuzzy objects, markings on the planets, rings around Saturn and the craters on the Moon. But as the novice observer progresses, he or she wants to know what more there is than looking at faint fuzzy blobs or indistinct planet markings. Many jump to the conclusion – wrongly – that they need to spend lots of money on expensive equipment to progress. “From Casual Stargazer to Amateur Astronomer” has been written specifically to address this group of budding stargazers. Astronomy is much more than a quick sightseeing tour. Patient observers who can develop their skills will start to appreciate what they are seeing, and will know exactly what to look out for on any particular night. And equally important, they will learn what not to expect to see. “From Casual Stargazer to Amateur Astronomer” is for those who want to develop observing skills beyond mere sightseeing, and learn some of the techniques used to carry out enjoyable – and scientifically useful – observations. It will also direct readers to make informed choices about what can be seen and when. This book is for anyone keen to develop their skills as an amateur astronomer.

Cloudburst

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Suzanne Cass
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Suzanne Cass
  • Number of Pages : 188
  • Readers : 5083

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “The action was non-stop, and I loved the ending—so romantic!” She’s not who she seems. He doesn’t know who to trust. They’ll need each other to survive. Behind her shy, schoolteacher guise, Penny hides a traumatic past. Her job as the receptionist at Stargazer Ranch has provided sanctuary over the last two years. But when her abusive ex-husband reappears and tries to snatch her off the street, former cowboy Clayton steps in to help. Clayton has a chequered past; he’s spent a year in prison for an attempted abduction. So, while Penny is eternally grateful to him for rescuing her, the irony isn’t lost on him. Even if he is drawn to this beautiful, courageous woman, and their attraction is undeniable, he’s the absolute last person Penny needs as a saviour. Against his better judgement, Clayton offers Penny refuge at his house. But things go from bad to worse when two hired hitmen try to kill them both, because Clayton is to be a witness in an upcoming trial of a notorious mob boss. It seems Penny is the only one who trusts him. But will that trust prove her undoing? Clayton will do anything to protect Penny, but neither of them bargained on the depths their pursuers will go to find them. Who will pay the ultimate sacrifice? **Each book in the Stargazer Ranch Series can be read as a STANDALONE. While the characters overlap, each book tells a different, separate story with a happy ever after ending.**

The Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Dr. Jason Lisle
  • ISBN : 1614581940
  • Publisher : New Leaf Publishing Group
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 7945

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Explore the night sky, identify stars, constellations, and even planets. Stargaze with a telescope, binoculars, or even your naked eye. Allow Dr. Jason Lisle, a research scientist with a masters and PhD in astrophysics, to guide you in examining the beauty of God’s Creation. Lisle designed Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky for everyone from young students to amateur astronomers. In it you will: Learn the best ways and optimal times to observe planets and stars Discover how to choose the best telescope for you Find 150 stunning, full-color star-charts and other easy to use illustrations for success “How do phases of the moon work? When will the next solar eclipse take place? What is that bright star setting in the west? How do I find Saturn? What sorts of objects can be seen with binoculars?” These questions and many more are easily answered with the helpful tips and basic understanding of astronomy presented in this book. Create or expand the hobby of stargazing; an outdoor, educational hobby to enjoy with friends or family. Regardless of your circumstances and the economy, you will always be able to marvel at the beauty of our night sky.

R Markdown

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  • Category : Mathematics
  • Author : Yihui Xie,J.J. Allaire,Garrett Grolemund
  • ISBN : 0429782977
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 9747

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: R Markdown: The Definitive Guide is the first official book authored by the core R Markdown developers that provides a comprehensive and accurate reference to the R Markdown ecosystem. With R Markdown, you can easily create reproducible data analysis reports, presentations, dashboards, interactive applications, books, dissertations, websites, and journal articles, while enjoying the simplicity of Markdown and the great power of R and other languages. In this book, you will learn Basics: Syntax of Markdown and R code chunks, how to generate figures and tables, and how to use other computing languages Built-in output formats of R Markdown: PDF/HTML/Word/RTF/Markdown documents and ioslides/Slidy/Beamer/PowerPoint presentations Extensions and applications: Dashboards, Tufte handouts, xaringan/reveal.js presentations, websites, books, journal articles, and interactive tutorials Advanced topics: Parameterized reports, HTML widgets, document templates, custom output formats, and Shiny documents. Yihui Xie is a software engineer at RStudio. He has authored and co-authored several R packages, including knitr, rmarkdown, bookdown, blogdown, shiny, xaringan, and animation. He has published three other books, Dynamic Documents with R and knitr, bookdown: Authoring Books and Technical Documents with R Markdown, and blogdown: Creating Websites with R Markdown. J.J. Allaire is the founder of RStudio and the creator of the RStudio IDE. He is an author of several packages in the R Markdown ecosystem including rmarkdown, flexdashboard, learnr, and radix. Garrett Grolemund is the co-author of R for Data Science and author of Hands-On Programming with R. He wrote the lubridate R package and works for RStudio as an advocate who trains engineers to do data science with R and the Tidyverse.

Stargazer

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Patrick Carman
  • ISBN : 0545302358
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 239
  • Readers : 7523

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Patrick Carman returns to Elyon for the thrilling conclusion to the bestselling Land of Elyon series.When last we saw Alexa Daley, she had defeated a threat in her homeland and was sailing with Roland Warvold across the Lonely Sea. She had no idea what adventures awaited her . . . until now. After a tragic attack by an evil force, Alexa and her friend Yipes are stranded in a strange community known as The Five Stone Pillars. Each pillar of rock has its own secrets . . . and its own challenges. As darkness descends, Alexa must risk everything to defeat it - even if it means taking to the skies.

The Tale Teller

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Anne Hillerman
  • ISBN : 0062391976
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 2287

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Legendary Navajo policeman Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn takes center stage in this riveting atmospheric mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman that combines crime, superstition, and tradition and brings the desert Southwest vividly alive. Joe Leaphorn may have retired from the Tribal Police, but he finds himself knee-deep in a perplexing case involving a priceless artifact—a reminder of a dark time in Navajo history. Joe’s been hired to find a missing biil, a traditional dress that had been donated to the Navajo Nation. His investigation takes a sinister turn when the leading suspect dies under mysterious circumstances and Leaphorn himself receives anonymous warnings to beware—witchcraft is afoot. While the veteran detective is busy working to untangle his strange case, his former colleague Jim Chee and Officer Bernie Manuelito are collecting evidence they hope will lead to a cunning criminal behind a rash of burglaries. Their case takes a complicated turn when Bernie finds a body near a popular running trail. The situation grows more complicated when the death is ruled a homicide, and the Tribal cops are thrust into a turf battle because the murder involves the FBI. As Leaphorn, Chee, and Bernie draw closer to solving these crimes, their parallel investigations begin to merge . . . and offer an unexpected opportunity that opens a new chapter in Bernie’s life.

Tolstoy: Stargazer Alien Barbarian Brides #1

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Tasha Black
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : 13th Story Press
  • Number of Pages : 175
  • Readers : 4631

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Just one glance and this lonely alien shifter instantly craves Anna for his mate. Too bad the beautiful treasure-hunter seems blind to what’s truly valuable… When space-pirate-in-training Anna Nilsson embarks on her first solo mission to plunder an abandoned luxury cruiser, she assumes she’ll be all alone aboard the big, empty ship. She’s hunting for treasure - the last thing she expects to find is a sinfully sexy alien who eyes her with a hunger that speaks of centuries of longing. Leo’s ancient race has suffered greatly at the hands of the strangers who invaded their planet centuries ago, leaving the barbarians without a home world. When he awakes from stasis to the scent of a blood mate, he is stunned to discover the delectable creature is human. Being close to her sets his senses on fire, but he knows the attraction can only end in misery. What human could ever love a shape-shifting barbarian? When a third occupant of the not-so-abandoned cruiser shows itself, the two realize they must work together if they want to get out alive. Then they uncover a baby who just might be the priceless clone of a famous cultural icon, and things really start to get interesting… If you like strong women, sexy aliens, wild adventures, steamy sensual scenes, and happily-ever-afters, then you’ll love the world of Stargazer: Stargazer Alien Mail Order Brides Stargazer Alien Barbarian Brides

Evernight

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Claudia Gray
  • ISBN : 0061972649
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 5087

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Bianca wants to escape. She's been uprooted from her small hometown and enrolled at Evernight Academy, an eerie Gothic boarding school where the students are somehow too perfect: smart, sleek, and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn't fit in. Then she meets Lucas. He's not the "Evernight type" either, and he likes it that way. Lucas ignores the rules, stands up to the snobs, and warns Bianca to be careful—even when it comes to caring about him. "I couldn't stand it if they took it out on you," he tells Bianca, "and eventually they would." But the connection between Bianca and Lucas can't be denied. Bianca will risk anything to be with Lucas, but dark secrets are fated to tear them apart . . . and to make Bianca question everything she's ever believed.

Stargazer

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Claudia Gray
  • ISBN : 0061923168
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 3363

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The vampire in me was closer to the surface . . . Evernight Academy: an exclusive boarding school for the most beautiful, dangerous students of all—vampires. Bianca, born to two vampires, has always been told her destiny is to become one of them. But Bianca fell in love with Lucas—a vampire hunter sworn to destroy her kind. They were torn apart when his true identity was revealed, forcing him to flee the school. Although they may be separated, Bianca and Lucas will not give each other up. She will risk anything for the chance to see him again, even if it means coming face-to-face with the vampire hunters of Black Cross—or deceiving the powerful vampires of Evernight. Bianca's secrets will force her to live a life of lies. Yet Bianca isn't the only one keeping secrets. When Evernight is attacked by an evil force that seems to target her, she discovers the truth she thought she knew is only the beginning. . . .

Elfquest: Stargazer's Hunt Volume 1

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  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Author : Wendy Pini,Richard Pini
  • ISBN : 1506719600
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Number of Pages : 104
  • Readers : 4143

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: When ElfQuest: The Final Quest concluded, it ended the hero's journey of Cutter Kinseeker, chief of the Wolfriders. But that was only the start of a new adventure for Cutter's "brother in all but blood," Skywise. Now the stargazer elf, who thought he knew everything about Cutter, discovers how mistaken he was. In times past, whenever he has felt lost or empty, he has turned to the starry skies for guidance. Now is no exception. Once again Skywise sets his sights on the cosmic horizon for answers, sending him on his own epic quest from the elves' ancestral Star Home through uncharted space, and back to the World of Two Moons. This volume collects issues #1-#4 of Stargazer's Hunt, with story by ElfQuest co-creators Wendy and Richard Pini, with script and layouts by Wendy Pini. Veteran ElfQuest alumnus Sonny Strait returns at full force as the artist and colorist for the new series.

Practical Predictive Analytics

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  • Category : Computers
  • Author : Ralph Winters
  • ISBN : 1785880462
  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Number of Pages : 576
  • Readers : 8328

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Make sense of your data and predict the unpredictable About This Book A unique book that centers around develop six key practical skills needed to develop and implement predictive analytics Apply the principles and techniques of predictive analytics to effectively interpret big data Solve real-world analytical problems with the help of practical case studies and real-world scenarios taken from the world of healthcare, marketing, and other business domains Who This Book Is For This book is for those with a mathematical/statistics background who wish to understand the concepts, techniques, and implementation of predictive analytics to resolve complex analytical issues. Basic familiarity with a programming language of R is expected. What You Will Learn Master the core predictive analytics algorithm which are used today in business Learn to implement the six steps for a successful analytics project Classify the right algorithm for your requirements Use and apply predictive analytics to research problems in healthcare Implement predictive analytics to retain and acquire your customers Use text mining to understand unstructured data Develop models on your own PC or in Spark/Hadoop environments Implement predictive analytics products for customers In Detail This is the go-to book for anyone interested in the steps needed to develop predictive analytics solutions with examples from the world of marketing, healthcare, and retail. We'll get started with a brief history of predictive analytics and learn about different roles and functions people play within a predictive analytics project. Then, we will learn about various ways of installing R along with their pros and cons, combined with a step-by-step installation of RStudio, and a description of the best practices for organizing your projects. On completing the installation, we will begin to acquire the skills necessary to input, clean, and prepare your data for modeling. We will learn the six specific steps needed to implement and successfully deploy a predictive model starting from asking the right questions through model development and ending with deploying your predictive model into production. We will learn why collaboration is important and how agile iterative modeling cycles can increase your chances of developing and deploying the best successful model. We will continue your journey in the cloud by extending your skill set by learning about Databricks and SparkR, which allow you to develop predictive models on vast gigabytes of data. Style and Approach This book takes a practical hands-on approach wherein the algorithms will be explained with the help of real-world use cases. It is written in a well-researched academic style which is a great mix of theoretical and practical information. Code examples are supplied for both theoretical concepts as well as for the case studies. Key references and summaries will be provided at the end of each chapter so that you can explore those topics on their own.

Ahab's Wife

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Sena Jeter Naslund
  • ISBN : 0061983691
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 704
  • Readers : 2093

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From the opening line—"Captain Ahab was neither my first husband nor my last"—you will know that you are in the hands of a master storyteller and in the company of a fascinating woman hero. Inspired by a brief passage in Moby-Dick, Sena Jeter Naslund has created an enthralling and compellingly readable saga, spanning a rich, eventful, and dramatic life. At once a family drama, a romantic adventure, and a portrait of a real and loving marriage, Ahab's Wife gives new perspective on the American experience. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

The Valiant

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Michael Jan Friedman
  • ISBN : 0743406737
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 9251

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Stargazer is sent on a mission to investigate the tales of a pair of visitors proclaiming to be descendants of survivors of the Valiant, presumed lost in an attempt to cross the Galactic Barrier more than three hundred years earlier. On the edge of the galaxy, the Stargazer is ambushed by Nuyyad warships, leaving her second officer, Lieutenant Commander Jean-Luc Picard, with his first command, as his captain and first officer were casualties of the unexpected melee. Now trapped on the wrong side of the Barrier, beyond hope of any help from Starfleet and the commanding officers he once served, Picard finds himself isolated and under siege, the crew's trust his to win or lose. He is caught between the suspicions of his mysterious charges and his bond with the stunningly beautiful and psychically gifted woman, which could be a bridge between the Federation's past and his singular future. The fate of his own crew and possibly all of Starfleet weightily seated upon his inexperienced shoulders, Picard wrestles with his dilemma. Can he trust her? Can he trust himself? Within such unforgiving fires, a future commander is forged.

Star Maker (Sci-Fi Novel)

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Olaf Stapledon
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Number of Pages : 236
  • Readers : 5251

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A human narrator from England is transported out of his body via unexplained means. He realizes he is able to explore space and other planets. After exploring a civilization on another planet in our galaxy at a level of development similar to our own that existed millions of years ago thousands of light years from Earth (the "Other Earth") in some detail, his mind merges with that of one of its inhabitants, and as they travel together, they are joined by still more minds or group-minds. This snowballing process is paralleled by the expansion of the book's scale, describing more and more planets in less and less detail. The disembodied travelers encounter many ideas that are interesting from both science-fictional and philosophical points of view. Star Maker tackles philosophical themes such as the essence of life, of birth, decay and death, and the relationship between creation and creator. A pervading theme is that of progressive unity within and between different civilizations.

Shadows Have Offended

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Cassandra Rose Clarke
  • ISBN : 1982154187
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 4593

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An original novel based on the acclaimed Star Trek TV series! The USS Enterprise has been granted the simple but unavoidable honor of ferrying key guests to Betazed for a cultural ceremony. En route, sudden tragedy strikes a Federation science station on the isolated planet Kota, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard has no qualms sending William Riker, Data, and Chief Medical Officer Beverly Crusher to investigate. But what begins as routine assignments for the two parties soon descends into chaos: Picard, Worf, and Deanna Troi must grapple with a dangerous diplomatic crisis as historic artifacts are stolen in the middle of a high-profile ceremony…while nothing is as it seems on Kota. A mounting medical emergency coupled with the science station’s failing technology—and no hope of rescue—has Doctor Crusher racing against time to solve a disturbing mystery threatening the lives of all her colleagues…. ™, ®, & © 2021 CBS Studios, Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

bookdown

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  • Category : Mathematics
  • Author : Yihui Xie
  • ISBN : 1351792601
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Number of Pages : 138
  • Readers : 2950

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: bookdown: Authoring Books and Technical Documents with R Markdown presents a much easier way to write books and technical publications than traditional tools such as LaTeX and Word. The bookdown package inherits the simplicity of syntax and flexibility for data analysis from R Markdown, and extends R Markdown for technical writing, so that you can make better use of document elements such as figures, tables, equations, theorems, citations, and references. Similar to LaTeX, you can number and cross-reference these elements with bookdown. Your document can even include live examples so readers can interact with them while reading the book. The book can be rendered to multiple output formats, including LaTeX/PDF, HTML, EPUB, and Word, thus making it easy to put your documents online. The style and theme of these output formats can be customized. We used books and R primarily for examples in this book, but bookdown is not only for books or R. Most features introduced in this book also apply to other types of publications: journal papers, reports, dissertations, course handouts, study notes, and even novels. You do not have to use R, either. Other choices of computing languages include Python, C, C++, SQL, Bash, Stan, JavaScript, and so on, although R is best supported. You can also leave out computing, for example, to write a fiction. This book itself is an example of publishing with bookdown and R Markdown, and its source is fully available on GitHub.

The Stargazer's Sister

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Carrie Brown
  • ISBN : 0804197946
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 6699

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From the acclaimed author of The Last First Day, here is a beautiful new period novel: a nineteenth-century story of female empowerment before its time, based on the life of Caroline Herschel, sister of the great composer and astronomer William Herschel and an astronomer in her own right. This exquisitely imagined novel opens as William rescues Caroline from a life of drudgery in Germany and brings her to England and a world of music making and stargazing. Lina, as Caroline is known, serves as William’s assistant and the captain of his exhilaratingly busy household. William is generous, wise, and charismatic, an obsessive genius whom Lina adores and serves with the fervency of a beloved wife. When William suddenly announces that he will be married, Lina watches her world collapse. With her characteristically elegant prose, Carrie Brown creates from history a compelling story that interweaves familial collaboration and conflict with a haunting exploration of the sublime beauty of astronomy and our small but essential place within a vast and astonishing cosmos. Through Lina’s trials and successes we witness the dawning of an early feminist consciousness—a woman struggling to find her own place among the stars.

The Last Stargazers

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Emily Levesque
  • ISBN : 1492681083
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 3457

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The story of the people who see beyond the stars—an astronomy book for adults still spellbound by the night sky. Humans from the earliest civilizations through today have craned their necks each night, using the stars to orient themselves in the large, strange world around them. Stargazing is a pursuit that continues to fascinate us: from Copernicus to Carl Sagan, astronomers throughout history have spent their lives trying to answer the biggest questions in the universe. Now, award-winning astronomer Emily Levesque shares the stories of modern-day stargazers in this new nonfiction release, the people willing to adventure across high mountaintops and to some of the most remote corners of the planet, all in the name of science. From the lonely quiet of midnight stargazing to tall tales of wild bears loose in the observatory, The Last Stargazers is a love letter to astronomy and an affirmation of the crucial role that humans can and must play in the future of scientific discovery. In this sweeping work of narrative science, Levesque shows how astronomers in this scrappy and evolving field are going beyond the machines to infuse creativity and passion into the stars and space and inspires us all to peer skyward in pursuit of the universe's secrets.

Night Sky Almanac 2021: A stargazer’s guide

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Storm Dunlop,Wil Tirion,Royal Observatory Greenwich
  • ISBN : 0008403619
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 7947

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The perfect gift for amateur and seasoned astronomers. Follow the progress of constellations throughout the seasons with this beautiful companion to the night sky from Astronomy experts Collins.

R Markdown Cookbook

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  • Category : Mathematics
  • Author : Yihui Xie,Christophe Dervieux,Emily Riederer
  • ISBN : 1000290808
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Number of Pages : 360
  • Readers : 5763

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: R Markdown is a powerful tool for combining analysis and reporting into the single document in the spirit of literate programming and reproducible research. Since the birth of the rmarkdown package in early 2014, R Markdown has grown substantially from a package that supports a few output formats (such as HTML, PDF, and Word) to an extensive and diverse ecosystem that enables the creation of books, blogs, scientific articles, websites, and more. Due to its rapid success, this ecosystem is hard to learn completely meaning that R Markdown users, from novices to advanced users, likely do not know all that these packages have to offer. The R Markdown Cookbook confronts this gap by showcasing short, practical examples of wide-ranging tips and tricks to get the most out of these tools. After reading this book, you will learn how to: Enhance your R Markdown content with diagrams, citations, and dynamically generated text Streamline your workflow with child documents, code chunk references, and caching Control the formatting and layout with Pandoc markdown syntax or by writing custom HTML and LaTeX templates Utilize chunk options and hooks to fine-tune how your code is processed Switch between different language engineers to seamlessly incorporate python, D3, and more into your analysis

Night Sky Almanac 2022: A stargazer’s guide

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Storm Dunlop,Wil Tirion,Royal Observatory Greenwich,Collins Astronomy
  • ISBN : 0008472572
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 8499

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The perfect gift for amateur and seasoned astronomers. Follow the progress of constellations throughout the seasons with this beautiful companion to the night sky from Astronomy experts Collins.

Song of the Lion

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Anne Hillerman
  • ISBN : 0062391895
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 3300

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: New York Times Bestseller “Fans of Leaphorn, Chee, and Manuelito, characters created by the author’s father, Tony Hillerman, will savor this multilayered story of suspense, with its background of contemporary environmental vs. development issues.” — Library Journal A deadly bombing takes Navajo Tribal cops Bernadette Manuelito, Jim Chee, and their mentor, the legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, back into the past to find a vengeful killer in this riveting Southwestern mystery from the bestselling author of Spider Woman’s Daughter and Rock with Wings. When a car bomb kills a young man in the Shiprock High School parking lot, Officer Bernadette Manuelito discovers that the intended victim was a mediator for a multi-million-dollar development planned at the Grand Canyon. But what seems like an act of ecoterrorism turns out to be something far more nefarious. Piecing together the clues, Bernadette and her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, uncover a scheme to disrupt the negotiations and inflame tensions between the Hopi and Dine tribes. Retired Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn has seen just about everything in his long career. As the tribal police’s investigation unfolds, he begins to suspect that the bombing may be linked to a cold case he handled years ago. As he, Bernadette, and Chee carefully pull away the layers behind the crime, they make a disturbing discovery: a meticulous and very patient killer with a long-simmering plan of revenge. Writing with a clarity and grace that is all her own, Anne Hillerman depicts the beauty and mystery of Navajo Country and the rituals, myths, and customs of its people in a mystery that builds on and complements the beloved, bestselling mysteries of her acclaimed father, Tony Hillerman.

Modeling Techniques in Predictive Analytics

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  • Category : Computers
  • Author : Thomas W. Miller
  • ISBN : 0133886190
  • Publisher : FT Press
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 3865

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: To succeed with predictive analytics, you must understand it on three levels: Strategy and management Methods and models Technology and code This up-to-the-minute reference thoroughly covers all three categories. Now fully updated, this uniquely accessible book will help you use predictive analytics to solve real business problems and drive real competitive advantage. If you’re new to the discipline, it will give you the strong foundation you need to get accurate, actionable results. If you’re already a modeler, programmer, or manager, it will teach you crucial skills you don’t yet have. Unlike competitive books, this guide illuminates the discipline through realistic vignettes and intuitive data visualizations–not complex math. Thomas W. Miller, leader of Northwestern University’s pioneering program in predictive analytics, guides you through defining problems, identifying data, crafting and optimizing models, writing effective R code, interpreting results, and more. Every chapter focuses on one of today’s key applications for predictive analytics, delivering skills and knowledge to put models to work–and maximize their value. Reflecting extensive student and instructor feedback, this edition adds five classroom-tested case studies, updates all code for new versions of R, explains code behavior more clearly and completely, and covers modern data science methods even more effectively. All data sets, extensive R code, and additional examples available for download at http://www.ftpress.com/miller If you want to make the most of predictive analytics, data science, and big data, this is the book for you. Thomas W. Miller’s unique balanced approach combines business context and quantitative tools, appealing to managers, analysts, programmers, and students alike. Miller addresses multiple business cases and challenges, including segmentation, brand positioning, product choice modeling, pricing research, finance, sports, text analytics, sentiment analysis, and social network analysis. He illuminates the use of cross-sectional data, time series, spatial, and spatio-temporal data. You’ll learn why each problem matters, what data are relevant, and how to explore the data you’ve identified. Miller guides you through conceptually modeling each data set with words and figures; and then modeling it again with realistic R programs that deliver actionable insights. You’ll walk through model construction, explanatory variable subset selection, and validation, mastering best practices for improving out-of-sample predictive performance. Throughout, Miller employs data visualization and statistical graphics to help you explore data, present models, and evaluate performance. This edition adds five new case studies, updates all code for the newest versions of R, adds more commenting to clarify how the code works, and offers a more detailed and up-to-date primer on data science methods. Gain powerful, actionable, profitable insights about: Advertising and promotion Consumer preference and choice Market baskets and related purchases Economic forecasting Operations management Unstructured text and language Customer sentiment Brand and price Sports team performance And much more

Star Trek: IDW 20/20

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  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Author : Peter David
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : IDW Publishing
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 5911

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: IDW 20/20 kicks off IDW's year-long 20th anniversary celebration! An all-new weekly event giving a glimpse of your favorite characters 20 years into the future--or past! What made them into the heroes you love... and what twists does the future hold...? Twenty years before he took command of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D, Jean-Luc Picard sat in the captain's chair of the U.S.S. Stargazer. Picard served with distinction aboard the Stargazer for many years on his way to becoming the most respected captain in Starfleet. But in this early mission, Picard showed that even he is merely a man.

The Oxford Handbook of Information Structure

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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Author : Caroline Féry,Shinichiro Ishihara
  • ISBN : 0191005401
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 800
  • Readers : 3119

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book provides linguists with a clear, critical, and comprehensive overview of theoretical and experimental work on information structure. Leading researchers survey the main theories of information structure in syntax, phonology, and semantics as well as perspectives from psycholinguistics and other relevant fields. Following the editors' introduction the book is divided into four parts. The first, on theories of and theoretical perspectives on information structure, includes chapters on focus, topic, and givenness. Part 2 covers a range of current issues in the field, including quantification, dislocation, and intonation, while Part 3 is concerned with experimental approaches to information structure, including language processing and acquisition. The final part contains a series of linguistic case studies drawn from a wide variety of the world's language families. This volume will be the standard guide to current work in information structure and a major point of departure for future research.

Statistics and Data Visualization Using R

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : David S. Brown
  • ISBN : 1544333846
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Number of Pages : 616
  • Readers : 6476

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Designed to introduce students to quantitative methods in a way that can be applied to all kinds of data in all kinds of situations, Statistics and Data Visualization Using R: The Art and Practice of Data Analysis by David S. Brown teaches students statistics through charts, graphs, and displays of data that help students develop intuition around statistics as well as data visualization skills. By focusing on the visual nature of statistics instead of mathematical proofs and derivations, students can see the relationships between variables that are the foundation of quantitative analysis. Using the latest tools in R and R RStudio® for calculations and data visualization, students learn valuable skills they can take with them into a variety of future careers in the public sector, the private sector, or academia. Starting at the most basic introduction to data and going through most crucial statistical methods, this introductory textbook quickly gets students new to statistics up to speed running analyses and interpreting data from social science research.

Modeling Techniques in Predictive Analytics with Python and R

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  • Category : Computers
  • Author : Thomas W. Miller
  • ISBN : 013389214X
  • Publisher : FT Press
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Readers : 4829

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Master predictive analytics, from start to finish Start with strategy and management Master methods and build models Transform your models into highly-effective code—in both Python and R This one-of-a-kind book will help you use predictive analytics, Python, and R to solve real business problems and drive real competitive advantage. You’ll master predictive analytics through realistic case studies, intuitive data visualizations, and up-to-date code for both Python and R—not complex math. Step by step, you’ll walk through defining problems, identifying data, crafting and optimizing models, writing effective Python and R code, interpreting results, and more. Each chapter focuses on one of today’s key applications for predictive analytics, delivering skills and knowledge to put models to work—and maximize their value. Thomas W. Miller, leader of Northwestern University’s pioneering program in predictive analytics, addresses everything you need to succeed: strategy and management, methods and models, and technology and code. If you’re new to predictive analytics, you’ll gain a strong foundation for achieving accurate, actionable results. If you’re already working in the field, you’ll master powerful new skills. If you’re familiar with either Python or R, you’ll discover how these languages complement each other, enabling you to do even more. All data sets, extensive Python and R code, and additional examples available for download at http://www.ftpress.com/miller/ Python and R offer immense power in predictive analytics, data science, and big data. This book will help you leverage that power to solve real business problems, and drive real competitive advantage. Thomas W. Miller’s unique balanced approach combines business context and quantitative tools, illuminating each technique with carefully explained code for the latest versions of Python and R. If you’re new to predictive analytics, Miller gives you a strong foundation for achieving accurate, actionable results. If you’re already a modeler, programmer, or manager, you’ll learn crucial skills you don’t already have. Using Python and R, Miller addresses multiple business challenges, including segmentation, brand positioning, product choice modeling, pricing research, finance, sports, text analytics, sentiment analysis, and social network analysis. He illuminates the use of cross-sectional data, time series, spatial, and spatio-temporal data. You’ll learn why each problem matters, what data are relevant, and how to explore the data you’ve identified. Miller guides you through conceptually modeling each data set with words and figures; and then modeling it again with realistic code that delivers actionable insights. You’ll walk through model construction, explanatory variable subset selection, and validation, mastering best practices for improving out-of-sample predictive performance. Miller employs data visualization and statistical graphics to help you explore data, present models, and evaluate performance. Appendices include five complete case studies, and a detailed primer on modern data science methods. Use Python and R to gain powerful, actionable, profitable insights about: Advertising and promotion Consumer preference and choice Market baskets and related purchases Economic forecasting Operations management Unstructured text and language Customer sentiment Brand and price Sports team performance And much more

Cosmic Mate

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Tasha Black
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : 13th Story Press
  • Number of Pages : 158
  • Readers : 3870

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A hot, horned bodyguard, an intergalactic ambassador, and an unexpected pregnancy… Serena Scott is a buttoned up, rule-following intergalactic ambassador. But when her fiancé leaves her at the altar, she decides to go on their honeymoon alone and let her hair down for once. She doesn’t expect her one wild night of toe-curling passion with a hunky Maltaffian guard to result in anything but a blindingly hot memory. Professional bodyguard Ozmarck has spent a lifetime wondering if he would ever find his fated mate. When she materializes in the form of a beautiful human woman, the mating frenzy descends on them both before he can even ask her name. And in the morning his exquisite mate is gone without a trace, leaving him determined to track her across the galaxy – as soon as he receives payment for his next gig. When that job miraculously lands Serena right in Oz’s lap, sparks fly between the lovers. And the surprises just keep coming when they discover their night of passion had some unexpected consequences. Oz is at his wits end trying to protect his newly pregnant mate, who seems to be committed to putting her life on the line to save her corner of the universe. And Serena may be brave and determined, but she will have to confront her past head on if she wants to embrace a future with her sudden new family. If you like strong women, hunky aliens, wild adventures, steamy sensual scenes, and happily-ever-afters, then you’ll love the world of Stargazer! Stargazer Alien Space Cruise Brides: Crowned Mate Cosmic Mate Conquered Mate

The Hollow City

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Dan Wells
  • ISBN : 1429950617
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 5311

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Dan Wells won instant acclaim for his three-novel debut about the adventures of John Wayne Cleaver, a heroic young man who is a potential serial killer. All who read the trilogy were struck by the distinctive and believable voice Wells created for John. Now he returns with another innovative thriller told in a very different, equally unique voice. A voice that comes to us from the realm of madness. Michael Shipman is paranoid schizophrenic; he suffers from hallucinations, delusions, and complex fantasies of persecution and horror. That's bad enough. But what can he do if some of the monsters he sees turn out to be real? Who can you trust if you can't even trust yourself? The Hollow City is a mesmerizing journey into madness, where the greatest enemy of all is your own mind. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Spatial Regression Models

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Michael D. Ward,Kristian Skrede Gleditsch
  • ISBN : 1544328818
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Number of Pages : 128
  • Readers : 6849

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Spatial Regression Models illustrates the use of spatial analysis in the social sciences within a regression framework and is accessible to readers with no prior background in spatial analysis. The text covers different modeling-related topics for continuous dependent variables, including mapping data on spatial units, creating data from maps, analyzing exploratory spatial data, working with regression models that have spatially dependent regressors, and estimating regression models with spatially correlated error structures. Using social science examples based on real data, the authors illustrate the concepts discussed, and show how to obtain and interpret relevant results. The examples are presented along with the relevant code to replicate all the analysis using the R package for statistical computing. Users can download both the data and computer code to work through all the examples found in the text. New to the Second Edition is a chapter on mapping as data exploration and its role in the research process, updates to all chapters based on substantive and methodological work, as well as software updates, and information on estimation of time-series, cross-sectional spatial models. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

All Good Things...

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Michael Jan Friedman
  • ISBN : 0743420764
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 268
  • Readers : 4675

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Seven years ago, Captain Jean-Luc Picard first faced the judgment of the Q Continuum -- a race of beings with God-like powers over time and space who presumed to gauge humanity's fitness to exist in the galaxy. Seven years ago they suspended judgment, but now a decision has been reached: The human race will be eliminated, not only in the present, but throughout time. Humanity will never have existed at all. The only chance to save mankind lies with Captain Picard. An old enemy has granted him the power to revisit his life as it was seven years before, and to experience his life twenty-five years in the future. With the help of friendships that span time and space, Picard struggles to defeat the plans of the Q Continuum. But even as he fights to save the human race from total extinction, he has been set up to be the unwitting agent of mankind's destruction. In an effort to save humanity, Picard must sacrifice himself and all those he commands and if their sacrifice fails all mankind is doomed.

Value Proposition Design

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Alexander Osterwalder,Yves Pigneur,Gregory Bernarda,Alan Smith
  • ISBN : 1118968077
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 2120

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The authors of the international bestseller Business Model Generation explain how to create value propositions customers can’t resist Value Proposition Design helps you tackle the core challenge of every business — creating compelling products and services customers want to buy. This highly practical book, paired with its online companion, will teach you the processes and tools you need to create products that sell. Using the same stunning visual format as the authors’ global bestseller, Business Model Generation, this sequel explains how to use the “Value Proposition Canvas” to design, test, create, and manage products and services customers actually want. Value Proposition Design is for anyone who has been frustrated by new product meetings based on hunches and intuitions; it’s for anyone who has watched an expensive new product launch fail in the market. The book will help you understand the patterns of great value propositions, get closer to customers, and avoid wasting time with ideas that won’t work. You’ll learn the simple process of designing and testing value propositions, that perfectly match customers’ needs and desires. In addition the book gives you exclusive access to an online companion on Strategyzer.com. You will be able to assess your work, learn from peers, and download pdfs, checklists, and more. Value Proposition Design is an essential companion to the ”Business Model Canvas” from Business Model Generation, a tool embraced globally by startups and large corporations such as MasterCard, 3M, Coca Cola, GE, Fujitsu, LEGO, Colgate-Palmolive, and many more. Value Proposition Design gives you a proven methodology for success, with value propositions that sell, embedded in profitable business models."

Balthazar

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Claudia Gray
  • ISBN : 0062099159
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 4695

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: For hundreds of years, the vampire Balthazar has been alone—without allies, without love. When Balthazar agrees to help Skye Tierney, a human girl who once attended Evernight Academy, he has no idea how dangerous it will be. Skye’s newfound psychic powers have caught the attention of Redgrave, the cruel, seductive master vampire responsible for murdering Balthazar and his family four centuries ago. Now Redgrave plans to use Skye’s powers for his own evil purposes. Balthazar will do whatever it takes to stop Redgrave and exact his long-awaited revenge against his killer. As Skye and Balthazar stand together to fight him, they grow closer—first unwillingly, then undeniably. Balthazar realizes his lonely world could finally be changed by her. . . . In a story filled with forbidden love and dark suspense, one of the most beloved characters in Claudia Gray’s New York Times bestselling Evernight series will captivate readers with his battle to overcome his past and follow his heart.

Ruins

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Dan Wells
  • ISBN : 0062071122
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Readers : 6554

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: New York Times Bestseller Kira, Samm, and Marcus fight to prevent a final war between Partials and humans in the gripping final installment in the Partials Sequence, a series that combines the thrilling action of The Hunger Games with the provocative themes of Blade Runner and The Stand. There is no avoiding it—the war to decide the fate of both humans and Partials is at hand. Both sides hold in their possession a weapon that could destroy the other, and Kira Walker has precious little time to prevent that from happening. She has one chance to save both species and the world with them, but it will only come at great personal cost.

Complete Data Analysis Using R

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  • Category : Mathematics
  • Author : Marco Lehmann
  • ISBN : 1529737796
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 9337

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This step-by-step guide shows you how to use R to get data analysis right. The book explores the entire process of analysis, covering key steps from preparing your data to putting your analysis together and writing up your findings. It helps you get to grips with doing different statistical techniques in R and: Equips you with practical data visualisation tools to create graphs and tables. Shows you how to prepare and present your research for assessment, publication and dissemination. Covers key issues facing today’s social scientists, such as making research reproducible. Features include an introduction to each chapter, and end-of-chapter exercises to check your understanding of the material. The online resources for this text include data sets that you can perform your own analysis on, and links to publications that are relevant to programming with R. A good starting point for any postgraduate student conducting a research project, this book will help you develop your statistics and programming knowledge and get quickly up to speed.

Principles of Econometrics

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : R. Carter Hill,William E. Griffiths,Guay C. Lim
  • ISBN : 1119342856
  • Publisher : Wiley Global Education
  • Number of Pages : 904
  • Readers : 8311

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Principles of Econometrics, Fifth Edition, is an introductory book for undergraduate students in economics and finance, as well as first-year graduate students in a variety of fields that include economics, finance, accounting, marketing, public policy, sociology, law, and political science. Students will gain a working knowledge of basic econometrics so they can apply modeling, estimation, inference, and forecasting techniques when working with real-world economic problems. Readers will also gain an understanding of econometrics that allows them to critically evaluate the results of others’ economic research and modeling, and that will serve as a foundation for further study of the field. This new edition of the highly-regarded econometrics text includes major revisions that both reorganize the content and present students with plentiful opportunities to practice what they have read in the form of chapter-end exercises.

Using R for Data Analysis in Social Sciences

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Quan Li
  • ISBN : 0190656239
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 5848

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Statistical analysis is common in the social sciences, and among the more popular programs is R. This book provides a foundation for undergraduate and graduate students in the social sciences on how to use R to manage, visualize, and analyze data. The focus is on how to address substantive questions with data analysis and replicate published findings. Using R for Data Analysis in Social Sciences adopts a minimalist approach and covers only the most important functions and skills in R to conduct reproducible research. It emphasizes the practical needs of students using R by showing how to import, inspect, and manage data, understand the logic of statistical inference, visualize data and findings via histograms, boxplots, scatterplots, and diagnostic plots, and analyze data using one-sample t-test, difference-of-means test, covariance, correlation, ordinary least squares (OLS) regression, and model assumption diagnostics. It also demonstrates how to replicate the findings in published journal articles and diagnose model assumption violations. Because the book integrates R programming, the logic and steps of statistical inference, and the process of empirical social scientific research in a highly accessible and structured fashion, it is appropriate for any introductory course on R, data analysis, and empirical social-scientific research.

Humanity's Strings

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Ritwick Bhattacharjee
  • ISBN : 9389812399
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 182
  • Readers : 5884

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Humanity's Strings: Being, Pessimism, and Fantasy interrogates the nature of reality against fantasy as the two are presented to and created by the human consciousness-a consciousness that is in constant struggle with the omnipresence of misery and the inevitability of death. The book shows that being, pessimism, and fantasy as the strings which are made up of forces unseen, unknown, and ungoverned that control the human being like a puppet. Through a study of the metaphysical and existential philosophies of thinkers, such as Franz Brentano, Edmund Husserl, Søren Kierkegaard, Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Jacques Derrida, the book interrogates not only how the self interacts with fantasy but why it does as well. It also asks why fantasy forces the self towards a unity that impacts existence in the modern world with its questions of justice, politics, and materiality. Furthermore, it situates the fantasy novels of authors, such as Stephen King, Brandon Sanderson, Douglas Adams, and Robert Jordan, as discourses which delineate the considerations above as ideas which modulate the existence of the human. Additionally, the book shows how it is not just the human that is affected by the machinations of the cosmos but also time and space-ostensibly a priori entities of existence-as these two interact with the human and its consciousness.