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November
Handbook of Data Visualization (Springer Handbooks of Computational Statistics) (Springer Handbooks of Computational Statistics) - Chun-Houh Chen, Antony Unwin, Wolfgang Karl HärdleVisualizing the data is an essential part of any data analysis. Modern computing developments have led to big improvements in graphic capabilities and there are many new possibilities for data displays. This book gives an overview of modern data visualization methods, both in theory and practice. It details modern graphical tools such as mosaic plots, parallel coordinate plots, and linked views. Coverage also examines graphical methodology for particular areas of statistics, for example Bayesian analysis, genomic data and cluster analysis, as well software for graphics.
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Business Communication Today (9th Edition) (Business Communication Today) - Courtland L. Bovée"Delivering the most comprehensive selection of model documents, market-leading Bovee/Thill remains the only text that reflects the multimedia emphasis of real-world business communication." The field's leading text for more than two decades, "Business Communication Today" continues to provide cutting-edge coverage students can count on to prepare them for real business practice. Thoroughly revised, updated, and streamlined, the succinct new ninth edition encompasses every medium that students will be expected to use on the job-from conventional printed documents and formal reports to e-mail and
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November
Working Effectively with Legacy Code - Michael C. FeathersGet more out of your legacy systems, more performance, functionality, reliability, and manageability.Is your code easy to change? Can you get nearly instantaneous feedback when you do change it? Do you understand it? If the answer to any of these questions is no, you have legacy code, and it is draining time and money away from your development efforts. In this book, Michael Feathers offers start-to-finish strategies for working more effectively with large, untested legacy code bases. This book draws on material Michael created for his renowned Object Mentor seminars, techniques Michael has used
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Frankenstein (Raintree Short Classics Series) - Diana Stewart, Gary Kelley, Mary ShelleyFrankenstein, loved by many decades of readers and praised by such eminent literary critics as Harold Bloom, seems hardly to need a recommendation. If you haven't read it recently, though, you may not remember the sweeping force of the prose, the grotesque, surreal imagery, and the multilayered doppelgänger themes of Mary Shelley's masterpiece. As fantasy writer Jane Yolen writes of this (the reviewer's favorite) edition, "The strong black and whites of the main text [illustrations] are dark and brooding, with unremitting shadows and stark contrasts. But the central conversation with the
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Organic Chemistry - Maitland Jones Jr.Organic chemistry has long been recognized as an essential ingredient in the education of scientists in a wide range of fields, particularly in the life sciences. Indeed, as more and more disciplines come into contact with organic chemistry, new connections are constantly being forged. By extension, a career in medicine-an applied life science-is also becoming more and more dependent on organic chemistry, and not just because medical schools these days take special notice of the grade in organic! The practice of medicine nowadays increasingly requires a knowledge of the behavior of molecules. The
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Evidence-Based Practice Across the Health Professions - Tammy Hoffman, Sally  BennettEvidence-based based practice continues to be a growing influence in health education. It's a powerful tool which can lead to more effective practice, promote communication and interdisciplinary healthcare, and improve the clinician's knowledge and clinical reasoning skills. It's the integration of clinical expertise and practice, with the best available research and evidence for the improvement of patient outcomes. The volume, diversity and quality of research that exists is staggering - thousands of new medical articles are published every day - how do students and practitioners find the right
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November
Adjustment Computations: Statistics and Least Squares in Surveying and GIS - Paul R. Wolf, Charles D. GhilaniThe only book devoted solely to least square adjustments. Early chapters define terms and introduce the fundamentals of errors and methods for analyzing them. The next chapters deal with error propagation in diverse types of basic surveying instruments, followed by those which describe observation weighting and introduce the least squares method for adjusting observations. Applications of least squares in adjusting basic types of surveys are presented in separate chapters. The more advanced topics of blunder detection, the general least squares approach and computer optimization are covered in the
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November
Introducing Phonetic Science - Michael Ashby, Ashby, Michael / Maidment, John Ashby, Michael / Maidment, JohnThis accessible new textbook presents a practical introduction to phonetics, the study of speech. Assuming no prior knowledge of the topic, it introduces students to the fundamental concepts in phonetic science, and equips them with the essential skills needed for recognizing, describing and transcribing a range of speech sounds. With numerous graded exercises enabling students to put these skills into practice, Introducing Phonetic Science provides a solid foundation in phonetics, and will be invaluable to students beginning courses in linguistics, speech sciences, language pathology and language
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Discrete Mathematics 1 - Stan DolanOne of a series of textbooks written specifically for the OCR modular mathematics syllabus. Each book or half-book corresponds exactly to one module. Both teachers and students should enjoy using these books. Each chapter starts with a short list of learning objectives, and mathematical ideas are explained carefully and clearly, with many worked examples. There are exercises throughout, along with revision exercises and mock exam papers all written by experienced examiners.
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Algorithm Design - Jon Kleinberg, Éva Tardos"Algorithm Design "introduces algorithms by looking at the real-world problems that motivate them. The book teaches students a range of design and analysis techniques for problems that arise in computing applications. The text encourages an understanding of the algorithm design process and an appreciation of the role of algorithms in the broader field of computer science. August 6, 2009 Author, Jon Kleinberg, was recently cited in the New York Times for his statistical analysis research in the Internet age.