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July
Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques (Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems) - Ian H. Witten, Eibe FrankThe book is a major revision of the first edition that appeared in 1999. While the basic core remains the same, it has been updated to reflect the changes that have taken place over five years, and now has nearly double the references. The highlights for the new edition include thirty new technique sections; an enhanced Weka machine learning workbench, which now features an interactive interface; comprehensive information on neural networks; a new section on Bayesian networks; plus much more.
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July
Of Cigarettes, High Heels, and Other Interesting Things: An Introduction to Semiotics - Marcel DanesiWhy is it that certain members of the human species routinely put their survival at risk by smoking cigarettes? Why is it that some females make walking a struggle for themselves by donning high heel footwear? This book attempts to answer such questions. Such risky behaviors are obviously shaped by forces other than the instincts. Indeed, for no manifest genetic reason, humanity is constantly searching for a purpose to its existence; this search has led it to invent myths, art, rituals, languages, mathematics, science, and other truly remarkable things that set it apart from all other species. In
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July
Find Me, Keep Me - Norah C. PetersWaiting for her flight, Helen bumps into a handsome guy, Tom. They both feel a strong connection with each other but in the rush to catch flights they fail to swap phone numbers. Tom does everything he can to find Helen but after a few weeks it looks like all his efforts are in vain. When he least expects it, a friend meets her and it looks like the two of them will be together again but she never gets in touch. Why didn't she call? What happens next will renew your faith in the power of love when two people are meant to be together.
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July
Introduction to Probability - Dimitri P. Bertsekas, John N. TsitsiklisAn intuitive, yet precise introduction to probability theory, stochastic processes, and probabilistic models used in science, engineering, economics, and related fields. This is the currently used textbook for "Probabilistic Systems Analysis," an introductory probability course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, attended by a large number of undergraduate and graduate students. The book covers the fundamentals of probability theory (probabilistic models, discrete and continuous random variables, multiple random variables, and limit theorems), which are typically part of a first course
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July
College Physics - Jerry D. Wilson, Anthony J. BuffaUsing step-by-step explanations of its worked examples, this text develops problem-solving skills. It also: emphasizes conceptual understanding, reinforced by examples; includes applications; and features a treatment that focuses on the essential core material.
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July
Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel - Scott AdamsBack after a four-year hiatus, New York Times best-selling author Scott Adams presents an outrageous look at work, home, and everyday life in his new book, Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel. Building on Dilbert’s theory that “All people are idiots,” Adams now says, “All people are idiots. And they are also weasels.” Just ask anyone who worked at Enron. In this book, Adams takes a look into the Weasel Zone, the giant grey area between good moral behaviour and outright felonious activities. In the Weasel Zone, where most people reside, everything is misleading, but not exactly a lie. Building on
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July
Magic in the Middle Ages - Richard KieckheferHow was magic practiced in medieval times? How did it relate to the diverse beliefs and practices that characterized this fascinating period? Richard Kieckhefer surveys the growth and development of magic in medieval times. He examines its relation to religion, science, philosophy, art, literature and politics before introducing us to the different types of magic, the kinds of people who practiced magic, and the reasoning behind their beliefs. This book places magic at the crossroads of medieval culture, shedding light on many other aspects of life in the Middle Ages.
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July
The Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien, Ted NasmithDesigned to take fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings deeper into the myths and legends of Middle-Earth, The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien's world. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and Galadriel took part. The tales of The Silmarillion are set in an age when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-Earth, and the High Elves made war upon him for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor. Included in the book
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July
The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies and Emerging Applications, Third Editiion - Juliele Jacko"The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies, and Emerging Applications" is a comprehensive survey of this fast-paced field that is of interest to all HCI practitioners, educators, consultants, and researchers. This includes computer scientists; industrial, electrical, and computer engineers; cognitive scientists; experimental psychologists; human factors professionals; interface and systems designers; product managers; and executives working with product development. This new "Handbook" offers a comprehensive compendium of foundational principles, as well as the
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July
Introduction to Probability Models: Volume II: Operations Research, (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac): 2 - Wayne L. WinstonThis text, the second volume of Wayne Winston's successful OPERATIONS RESEARCH: APPLICATIONS AND ALGORITHMS, FOURTH EDITION, covers probability models with recent contributions from financial engineering, computational simulation and manufacturing. The specific attention to probability models with the addition of recent practical breakthroughs makes this the first text to introduce these ideas together at an accessible level. Excellent problem sets abound. The text provides a balanced approach by developing the underlying theory while illustrating them with interesting examples. All of the