Category «Nonfiction»

The Routledge Companion to Bioethics

The Routledge better half to Bioethics is a entire reference consultant to quite a lot of modern issues in bioethics. the amount orients the reader in a altering panorama formed through globalization, overall healthiness disparities, and speedily advancing applied sciences. Bioethics has started a flip towards a scientific obstacle with social justice, inhabitants future health, and public coverage. whereas additionally overlaying extra conventional themes, this quantity totally captures this contemporary shift and foreshadows the ensuing advancements in bioethics. It highlights rising concerns corresponding to weather switch, transgender, and clinical tourism, and re-examines enduring issues, reminiscent of autonomy, end-of-life care, and source allocation.

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Doing Data Science: Straight Talk from the Frontline

By Cathy O'Neil, Rachel Schutt

Now that folks are conscious that info could make the variation in an election or a company version, facts technological know-how as an profession is gaining floor. yet how will you start operating in a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary box that’s so clouded in hype? This insightful publication, in accordance with Columbia University’s advent to information technology type, tells you what you must know.

In lots of those chapter-long lectures, info scientists from businesses resembling Google, Microsoft, and eBay percentage new algorithms, tools, and types by way of offering case reports and the code they use. If you’re conversant in linear algebra, chance, and data, and feature programming adventure, this booklet is a perfect creation to facts science.

Topics include:

  • Statistical inference, exploratory facts research, and the knowledge technology process
  • Algorithms
  • Spam filters, Naive Bayes, and information wrangling
  • Logistic regression
  • Financial modeling
  • Recommendation engines and causality
  • Data visualization
  • Social networks and information journalism
  • Data engineering, MapReduce, Pregel, and Hadoop

Doing information Science is collaboration among direction teacher Rachel Schutt, Senior vice chairman of knowledge technological know-how at information Corp, and knowledge technological know-how advisor Cathy O’Neil, a senior information scientist at Johnson study Labs, who attended and blogged in regards to the course.

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HTML Manual of Style: A Clear, Concise Reference for Hypertext Markup Language (including HTML5) (4th Edition)

By Larry Aronson

If it’s for the internet, this ebook can assist you create it…faster, smarter, larger! Don’t accept canned templates or boilerplate designs! Take keep watch over, with the vintage consultant to HTML net authoring…now thoroughly revised for the newest suggestions and shortcuts, together with HTML5!

Build it right…

* Well-planned and well-organized
* effortless to navigate
* enjoyable to learn, view, and use
* seek engine-friendly and findable
* trustworthy and consistent
* effortless to replace and maintain
* suitable with any browser

Build it all…

* web pages and pages
* Wiki articles
* internet providers and ecommerce
* eBay pages
* web publication posts
* HTML email
* and lots more and plenty more!

Contains quickly reference courses to HTML parts and CSS properties–including the most recent HTML5 and CSS3 improvements!

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Algorithms in Bioinformatics: A Practical Introduction (Chapman & Hall/CRC Mathematical and Computational Biology)

By Wing-Kin Sung

Thoroughly Describes organic functions, Computational difficulties, and numerous Algorithmic Solutions

Developed from the author’s personal educating fabric, Algorithms in Bioinformatics: a pragmatic Introduction offers an in-depth creation to the algorithmic suggestions utilized in bioinformatics. for every subject, the writer in actual fact info the organic motivation and accurately defines the corresponding computational difficulties. He additionally contains special examples to demonstrate every one set of rules and end-of-chapter routines for college kids to familiarize themselves with the themes. Supplementary fabric is on the market at

This classroom-tested textbook starts with simple molecular biology techniques. It then describes how you can degree series similarity, provides uncomplicated functions of the suffix tree, and discusses the matter of looking out series databases. After introducing tools for aligning a number of organic sequences and genomes, the textual content explores purposes of the phylogenetic tree, equipment for evaluating phylogenetic timber, the matter of genome rearrangement, and the matter of motif discovering. It additionally covers equipment for predicting the secondary constitution of RNA and for reconstructing the peptide series utilizing mass spectrometry. the ultimate bankruptcy examines the computational challenge regarding inhabitants genetics.

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Getting Wasted: Why College Students Drink Too Much and Party So Hard

By Thomas Vander Ven

Most American university campuses are domestic to a colourful consuming scene the place scholars often get wasted, train-wrecked, obliterated, hammered, destroyed, and decimated. The phrases that college scholars most typically use to explain serious alcohol intoxication percentage a standard subject matter: destruction, or even after repeated embarrassing, bodily disagreeable, or even violent consuming episodes, scholars proceed to move out ingesting jointly. In Getting Wasted, Thomas Vander Ven offers a special resolution to the perennial query of why students drink.

Vander Ven argues that faculty scholars depend on “drunk support:” opposite to so much debts of alcohol abuse as being a solitary challenge of 1 individual ingesting to extra, the varsity ingesting scene is especially a lot a social one the place scholars help each other via nights of ingesting video games, rituals and rites of passage. Drawing on over four hundred pupil money owed, 25 in depth interviews, and 100 hours of box study, Vander Ven sheds mild at the super social nature of faculty ingesting. Giving voice to school drinkers as they converse in photograph and revealing phrases concerning the complexity of the ingesting scene, Vander Ven argues that school scholars proceed to drink seriously, even after experiencing repeated undesirable reviews, due to the social aid that they provide to each other and because of the inventive ways that they reframe and recast violent, embarrassing, and regretful drunken behaviors. Provocatively, Getting Wasted exhibits that school itself, closed and likely safe, encourages those ingesting styles and is another instance of the darkish aspect of campus life.

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Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Plain & Simple

By Johnathan Lightfoot, Michelle Lopez, Scott Metker

Get the full-color, visible consultant that makes studying Microsoft SharePoint 2013 undeniable and easy! stick with the book’s effortless steps and screenshots and transparent, concise language to benefit the easiest how you can get issues performed.

Here’s WHAT you’ll examine:

  • Create libraries for every kind of media
  • Share details in a single position
  • Organize humans and strategies
  • Connect SharePoint to Microsoft workplace with out fuss
  • Find issues quickly with the hunt middle
  • Expand your neighborhood with social networking

Here’s HOW you’ll study it:

  • Jump in at any place you wish solutions
  • Follow effortless STEPS and SCREENSHOTS to work out precisely what to do
  • Get convenient information for brand spanking new suggestions and shortcuts
  • Use do that! workouts to use what you research instantly

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The Math of Hold'em

By Collin Moshman

Profitable tremendous at holdem calls for sensible math wisdom, that's accurately what this ebook will train you. the facility to make quickly and exact mathematical judgements is essential to your winnings on the desk. The undertaking of this booklet is to drill those very important poker math abilities into you, supplying you with a unique virtue over the opposite gamers at your desk. either one of the authors of this publication graduated with levels in arithmetic from Caltech. Collin Moshman is the best-selling writer of Sit-n-Go approach and Heads-Up No-Limit Holdem. Douglas Zare is a mathematician and poker trainer recognized for his in-depth analyses. The authors use their large math, poker, and training backgrounds to give crucial carry em math suggestions designed to right away bring up your winrate on the tables. you'll learn how to: - comprehend the elemental percentages and records underlying carry em - count number hand mixtures whereas taking part in - grasp anticipated worth calculations - Play optimally with online game concept - grab complete benefit of the most recent software program - make the most of deductive good judgment to place your opponent on a particular hand variety - And more... Poker is a enjoyable online game, however it is much more enjoyable for those who win. even if you play money video games or tournaments, high-stakes or low-stakes, on-line or stay poker, the maths of Holdem provides you with the numerous side you wish over your competitors.

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Beyond Blood Identities: Posthumanity in the Twenty-First Century

By Jason D. Hill

Beyond Blood Identities uncovers the social psychology of these who carry powerful blood identities. during this hugely unique paintings, Jason D. Hill argues that robust racial, ethnic and nationwide identities, which he refers to as "tribal identities," functionality in response to a separatist good judgment that does irreparable harm to our ethical lives. Drawing on scholarship in philosophy, sociology, and cultural anthropology, Hill contends that powerful tribalism is a sort of pathology.

Beyond Blood Identities indicates how a selected figuring out of tradition may lead to a brand new theoretical method of enriched human dwelling. Hill develops a brand new model of cosmopolitanism that he calls post-human cosmopolitanism to resolve a few demanding situations in modern society. From the matter of defining tradition, the failure of multiculturalism, the query of who owns local tradition, the identity of Jews as post-human humans and the matter in their prestige as "chosen humans" in a latest global, the writer applies a sophisticated research to a couple of the main difficulties in our international and interdependent international. He posits an international during which group has been disbursed with and changed by means of its successor time period sociality―the vast unmarked house within which inventive social sex happens. Hill applies a brand new cosmopolitanism to ideate a brand new post-humanity for the twenty-first century.

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Gatukatten Bob

By James Bowen

När James Bowen hittade en skadad, röd gatukatt hopkrupen i huset där han nyss fått en träningslägenhet hade han ingen aning om hur stor betydelse katten skulle få i hans liv. James levde ur hand i mun på Londons gator och det sista han behövde var ett husdjur.

Ändå kunde James inte låta bli att hjälpa den slående intelligenta hankatten, som han snart döpte until eventually Bob. Inom kort var de två oskiljaktiga och deras skiftande, lustiga och emellanåt farliga äventyr skulle komma att förändra deras liv och långsamt läka såren från det förflutna.

Gatukatten Bob är en rörande och upplyftande berättelse som går rakt in i hjärtat på alla som läser den.

Marked as retail on unique obtain resource.

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By Kelly Corrigan

No topic while and why this involves your arms, i would like to place down on paper how issues all started with us.

Written as a letter to her youngsters, Kelly Corrigan's Lift is a young, intimate, and powerful portrait of danger and love; a touchstone for an individual who desires to stay extra absolutely. In Lift, Corrigan weaves jointly 3 real and unforgettable tales of adults keen to event emotional risks in trade for the gratifications of elevating children.

Lift takes its identify from dangle gliding, a pursuit that calls for flying at once into tough air, simply because turbulence saves a glider from "sinking out." For Corrigan, this wisdom--that to fly calls for chaotic, occasionally even violent passages--becomes a metaphor for all of life's such a lot significant endeavors, rather the nice flight that's parenting.

Corrigan serves it up straight--how mundanely and fiercely her teenagers were enjoyed, how shut such a lot lives sometimes come to catastrophe, and the way usually we fall brief as father and mother. Lift is for everybody who has been stuck off shield through the speed and vulnerability of elevating teenagers, to remind us that our paintings is necessary and our time limited.

Like Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Gift from the ocean, Lift is a meditation at the complexities of a woman's existence, and prefer Corrigan's memoir, The heart position, Lift is boisterous and beneficiant, a publication readers cannot wait to percentage.

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