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Author: Connie Willis
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-04-23
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0575120320
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Sandra Foster studies fads - from Barbie dolls o the grunge look - how they start and what they mean. Bennett O'Reilly is a chaos theorist studying monkey group behaviour. They both work for the HiTek corporation, strangers until a misdelivered package brings them together. It's a moment of synchronicity - if not serendipity - which leads them into a chaotic system of their own, complete with a million-dollar research grant, caffe latte, tattoos, and a series of unlucky coincidences that leaves Bennett monkeyless, fundless, and nearly jobless. Sandra intercedes with a flock of sheep and an idea for a joint project. (After all, what better animal to study both chaos theory and the herd mentality that so often characterizes human behaviour?) But scientific discovery is rarely straightforward and never simple, and Sandra and Bennett have to endure a series of setbacks, heartbreaks, dead ends, and disasters before they find their ultimate answer...

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Investment Companies Yearbook

Total Pages: 1936
Release: 2000
Genre: Investments
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Connie Willis’s Science Fiction

Author: Carissa Turner Smith
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2022-10-31
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1000728455
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In spite of Connie Willis’s numerous science fiction awards and her groundbreaking history as a woman in the field, there is a surprising dearth of critical publication surrounding her work. Taking Doomsday Book as its cue, this collection argues that Connie Willis’s most famous novel, along with the rest of her oeuvre, performs science fiction’s task of cognitive estrangement by highlighting our human inability to read the times correctly—and yet also affirming the ethical imperative to attempt to truly observe and record our temporal location. Willis’s fiction emphasizes that doomsdays happen every day, and they risk being forgotten by some, even as their trauma repeats for others. However, disasters also have the potential to upend accepted knowledge and transform the social order for the better, and this collection considers the ways that Willis pairs comic and tragic modes to reflect these uncertainties.

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Neural Information Processing

Author: Long Cheng
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 699
Release: 2018-12-03
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 303004212X
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The seven-volume set of LNCS 11301-11307, constitutes the proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIP 2018, held in Siem Reap, Cambodia, in December 2018. The 401 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 575 submissions. The papers address the emerging topics of theoretical research, empirical studies, and applications of neural information processing techniques across different domains. The 4th volume, LNCS 11304, is organized in topical sections on feature selection, clustering, classification, and detection.

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Cube-space Data Mining

Author: Bee-Chung Chen
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2008
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Author: Cat Ellington
Publsiher: Quill Pen Ink Publishing
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2024-02-20
Genre: Literary Criticism
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Celebrating the sixth (and final) year of her original book series of the same name, Cat Ellington brings you Reviews by Cat Ellington: A Trilogy of Unique Critiques #3, a compelling collection of literary criticism featuring books 7 - 9 from the one-of-a-kind progression. Consisting of over 50 written examinations from the Cat Ellington Literary Collection, Reviews by Cat Ellington: A Trilogy of Unique Critiques #3 includes: REVIEWS BY CAT ELLINGTON: THE COMPLETE ANTHOLOGY, VOL. 7 On these stimulating pages of insightful commentary, Cat Ellington evaluates her way through the seventh installment of the prolific series with an ample helping of examinations that both speak to and entice the reader, including The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, White Christmas by Bianca Sloane, Killer Choice by Tom Hunt, The New Neighbors by Simon Lelic, Secrets of the A-List (Episode 1 of 12) by Joss Wood, Beauty Tips: 55 Tips on Natural Skin Care, Attractiveness, Makeup, and Looking Younger by Angell Kisses, Watch Me by Jody Gehrman, The Preening Peacock (Rosalinda Alameda Mystery #1) by Lisa Shea, South of the City by W.H. Herman, The World Without Crows by Ben Lyle Bedard, and many more. REVIEWS BY CAT ELLINGTON: THE COMPLETE ANTHOLOGY, VOL. 8 In the eighth installment of the series, Cat Ellington presents her distinctive style of interpretative criticism in a variety of fictional works, including Girl on Point by Cheryl Guerriero, A Life Removed by Jason Parent, Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier, Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey, Autopsy Room Four by Stephen King, Daughter of Moloka’i by Alan Brennert, The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood, Animosity by James Newman, and more. REVIEWS BY CAT ELLINGTON: THE COMPLETE ANTHOLOGY, VOL. 9 Orbiting around creepy strangers, child's play, keepsakes, and desperation, the 9th installment in the series features Cat Ellington's broad take on yet another variety of fictional and nonfiction tales in literature: Creepy Teacher by Mackie Malone, Madhouse by Miguel Estrada, The Papyrus Empire (Empire Saga 1) by Niels Saunders, You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, 29 Seconds by T.M. Logan, The Escape Room by Megan Goldin, and many more. Cat Ellington bids adieu to the first era of criticism in her literary career with the release of Reviews by Cat Ellington: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 9, followed by this, the third and final installment in The Unique Critique Trilogies series. So settle down and prepare to lose yourself in the analytical creativity of its wondrously original authorship. Reviews by Cat Ellington. A unique critique.

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In This Way I Was Saved

Author: Brian Deleeuw
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-07-22
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1848544391
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I pounded myself against the inside of his head, but it was useless. He couldn't hear me; I was trapped. So, like any other prisoner, I waited. I bided my time. Luke is six. He is a lonely child, but he has one friend, his best friend -- Daniel -- whom he met in the playground on the day his parents finalised their divorce. Only Luke can see Daniel. They play games together, and Daniel watches over Luke; he is there when he first wakes up and there when he goes to sleep. Daniel's first memory is of Luke calling his name in the playground. Daniel is not an ordinary child. Luke's mother spends more and more time in her room, haunted by family memories. She takes Luke and Daniel from New York to a deserted beach town, as winter sets in. Daniel is changing. He feels faint, weightless. Luke seems forgetful of him. Time passes. Luke and Daniel have not seen one another for a long time. Until, one night, Daniel suddenly finds himself standing in Luke's bedroom, woken by the sound of breaking glass. He does not know how much time he has; but he knows how he can be saved.

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Safire's Political Dictionary

Author: William Safire
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 888
Release: 2008
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 0195343344
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Featuring more than one thousand new, rewritten, and updated entries, this reference on American politics explains current terms in politics, economics, and diplomacy.

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Credit Survey

Total Pages: 972
Release: 1997
Genre: Bonds
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The Encyclopedia Of Technical Market Indicators, Second Edition

Author: Robert W. Colby
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 840
Release: 2002-10-22
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780070120570
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Today's most all-inclusive reference of technical indicators­­--what they are and how to use them to add value to any trading program Technical analysis has become an incredibly popular investors' tool for gauging market strength and forecasting short-term direction for both markets and individual stocks. But as markets have changed dramatically, so too have technical indicators and elements. The Encyclopedia of Technical Market Indicators provides an alphabetical and up-to-date listing of hundreds of today's most important indicators. It defines what each indicator is, explains the philosophy behind the indicator, and­­ of the greatest importance­­ provides easy-to-understand guidelines for using it in day-to-day trading. Broad in both scope and appeal, this one-of-a-kind reference painstakingly updates information from the previous edition plus defines and discusses nearly 100 new indicators.

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VLDB 2006

Total Pages: 680
Release: 2006
Genre: Data structures (Computer science)
ISBN: 9781595933850
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Author: Robert Hartwell Fiske
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2011-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1451651317
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Originally published in 2004 by Writer's Digest Books under the title The dictionary of disagreeable English.

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EdSpeak and Doubletalk

Author: Diane Ravitch
Publsiher: Teachers College Press
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2020
Genre: Education
ISBN: 0807778192
Rating: 4.7/5 (781 downloads)

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People who had long treasured their local public schools are now being told that our nation’s schools are “failing,” that we are not preparing children for “the global economy.” Many of these purveyors of doom and gloom are working to disrupt public schools and have created their own purposely deceptive vocabulary to assist their efforts. In this important book, Ravitch and Bailey decipher and demystify the new language of education. They describe the key terms and groups currently embroiled in the corporate fight besieging schools. EdSpeak and Doubletalk is an essential resource for anyone seeking to gain deeper awareness and understanding about the fight for public education. It is also an excellent text for any university class that deals with teaching, educational administration, and policymaking. “This is a glossary with an attitude, and because of that, I endorse it even more strongly.” —David C. Berliner, Arizona State University “A lively review of terminology, with surprisingly deep definitions that help us understand the fast-changing landscape of our schools and those working for and against them.” —Anthony Cody, cofounder, Network for Public Education “EdSpeak and Doubletalk is so much more than a glossary of education terms. The authors masterfully unveil the deception, duplicity, schemes, and profit motives behind the moneyed interests that strive to control education policies.” —Laura Bowman, Parents Across America

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Author: Mahdi Khosravy
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2020-03-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9811521336
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This book addresses the frontier advances in the theory and application of nature-inspired optimization techniques, including solving the quadratic assignment problem, prediction in nature-inspired dynamic optimization, the lion algorithm and its applications, optimizing the operation scheduling of microgrids, PID controllers for two-legged robots, optimizing crane operating times, planning electrical energy distribution systems, automatic design and evaluation of classification pipelines, and optimizing wind-energy power generation plants. The book also presents a variety of nature-inspired methods and illustrates methods of adapting these to said applications. Nature-inspired computation, developed by mimicking natural phenomena, makes a significant contribution toward the solution of non-convex optimization problems that normal mathematical optimizers fail to solve. As such, a wide range of nature-inspired computing approaches has been used in multidisciplinary engineering applications. Written by researchers and developers from a variety of fields, this book presents the latest findings, novel techniques and pioneering applications.

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The Planetary Bargain

Author: Michael Hopkins
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2012-03-29
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 1136552650
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Corporate scandals and lack of confidence in our largest institutions mean that corporate social responsibility (CSR) now matters more than ever. Encroaching on CSR are concepts such as corporate sustainability and corporate citizenship, and older concerns with business ethics, business in society and the ethical corporation. This significantly revised and updated version of The Planetary Bargain explains the relations among these concepts and reflects the author's new ideas and their new context. Enterprises across the world are waking up to the need for social responsibility towards shareholders and potential investors, managers and other employees, customers, business partners and contractors or suppliers, the natural environment and the communities within which they operate, including national governments and non-governmental organizations. Drawing on case studies of international companies and analysis of research from the past two decades, The Planetary Bargain shows how corporations can preserve their profitability while treating all stakeholders ethically and responsibly. It suggests a cooperative CSR strategy which creates prosperity for corporations and for the people they serve. It presents the case for a worldwide agreement, or 'planetary bargain', between private and public sectors, arguing that it is good for business and essential for future prosperity and stability.

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Environmental Litigation

Total Pages: 834
Release: 1999
Genre: Actions and defenses
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Evidence Matters

Author: Susan Haack
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 445
Release: 2014-07-28
Genre: Law
ISBN: 1107039967
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Susan Haack brings her distinctive work in theory of knowledge and philosophy of science to bear on real-life legal issues.