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The Book of Why

The Book of Why Author Judea Pearl
ISBN-10 9780465097616
Release 2018-05-15
Pages 432
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How the study of causality revolutionized science and the world "Correlation is not causation." This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk. Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated by Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and established causality--the study of cause and effect--on a firm scientific basis. His work explains how we can know easy things, like whether it was rain or a sprinkler that made a sidewalk wet; and how to answer hard questions, like whether a drug cured an illness. Pearl's work enables us to know not just whether one thing causes another: it lets us explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It shows us the essence of human thought and key to artificial intelligence. Anyone who wants to understand either needs The Book of Why.



He

He Author John Connolly
ISBN-10 1473663628
Release 2017-08-24
Pages 464
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John Connolly recreates the golden age of Hollywood for an intensely compassionate study of the tension between commercial demands and artistic integrity and the human frailties behind even the greatest of artists. An extraordinary reimagining of the life of one of the greatest screen comedians the world has ever known: a man who knew both adoration and humiliation; who loved, and was loved in turn; who betrayed, and was betrayed; who never sought to cause pain to others, yet left a trail of affairs and broken marriages in his wake . . . And whose life was ultimately defined by one relationship of such tenderness and devotion that only death could sever it: his partnership with the man he knew as Babe. he is Stan Laurel. But he did not really exist. Stan Laurel was a fiction. With he, John Connolly recreates the golden age of Hollywood for an intensely compassionate study of the tension between commercial demands and artistic integrity, the human frailties behind even the greatest of artists, and one of the most enduring and beloved partnerships in cinema history: Laurel &Hardy.



The Sherwood Ring

The Sherwood Ring Author Elizabeth Marie Pope
ISBN-10 0618150749
Release 2001-10
Pages 266
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When Peggy goes to live with her uncle in the old family house she does not expect to meet ancestral ghosts.



Personal Finance with Python

Personal Finance with Python Author Max Humber
ISBN-10 9781484238028
Release 2018-07-20
Pages 117
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Deal with data, build up financial formulas in code from scratch, and evaluate and think about money in your day-to-day life. This book is about Python and personal finance and how you can effectively mix the two together. In Personal Finance with Python you will learn Python and finance at the same time by creating a profit calculator, a currency converter, an amortization schedule, a budget, a portfolio rebalancer, and a purchase forecaster. Many of the examples use pandas, the main data manipulation tool in Python. Each chapter is hands-on, self-contained, and motivated by fun and interesting examples. Although this book assumes a minimal familiarity with programming and the Python language, if you don't have any, don't worry. Everything is built up piece-by-piece and the first chapters are conducted at a relaxed pace. You'll need Python 3.6 (or above) and all of the setup details are included. What You'll Learn Work with data in pandas Calculate Net Present Value and Internal Rate Return Query a third-party API with Requests Manage secrets Build efficient loops Parse English sentences with Recurrent Work with the YAML file format Fetch stock quotes and use Prophet to forecast the future Who This Book Is For Anyone interested in Python, personal finance, and/or both! This book is geared towards those who want to manage their money more effectively and to those who just want to learn or improve their Python.



How to Regain Your Lost Years

How to Regain Your Lost Years Author Sunday Adelaja
ISBN-10 1908040610
Release 2017-04-12
Pages 222
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This book will teach you how: 1. The keys to regain your lost years 2. How to set smart goals 3. How to be extremely organised 4. How to live in active consciousness 5. How to maximize your gifts and talents 6. The advantages of intensity 7. How to take advantage of work 8. How to regain lost years through solitude 9. How to regain lost years through other people 10. To go from bankruptcy to wealth



SEASONS EASTER AND ASTRONOMICAL MOTIONS

SEASONS  EASTER AND ASTRONOMICAL MOTIONS Author Pier Paolo Ricci
ISBN-10 9781291645002
Release 2013-11
Pages 282
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This book, the last of the series dedicated to the solar system, includes various aspects of different kinds of planets during their evolution over the centuries, like the seasons, the length of the day, the precession, the orbital elements of the planets, the date of Easter and much more. A chapter is also dedicated to the transits and occultations visible to the other planets. This is not a technical and difficult to read manual, but a complete and very detailed description of what the sky gives us throughout our lives, so each table is ready for use, and each reported event will be easily visible to the naked eye or possibly with a simple pair of binoculars. The book is for stargazing astronomers and professionals. Questo libro, l'ultimo della serie dedicata al sistema solare, include vari aspetti di diversa natura dei pianeti affrontati nella loro evoluzione nel corso dei secoli, come le stagioni, la durata del giorno, la precessione, gli elementi orbitali dei pianeti, la data della Pasqua e ta



Asking for a Friend

Asking for a Friend Author Jessica Weisberg
ISBN-10 9781568585352
Release 2018-04-03
Pages 320
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A delightful history of Americans' obsession with advice--from Poor Richard to Dr. Spock to Miss Manners Americans, for all our talk of pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps, obsessively seek advice on matters large and small. Perhaps precisely because we believe in bettering ourselves and our circumstances in life, we ask for guidance constantly. And this has been true since our nation's earliest days: from the colonial era on, there have always been people eager to step up and offer advice, some of it lousy, some of it thoughtful, but all of it read and debated by generations of Americans. Jessica Weisberg takes readers on a tour of the advice-givers who have made their names, and sometimes their fortunes, by telling Americans what to do. You probably don't want to follow all the advice they proffered. Eating graham crackers will not make you a better person, and wearing blue to work won't guarantee a promotion. But for all that has changed in American life, it's a comfort to know that our hang-ups, fears, and hopes have not. We've always loved seeking advice--so long as it's anonymous, and as long as it's clear that we're not asking for ourselves; we're just asking for a friend.



The Observer s Guide to Planetary Motion

The Observer s Guide to Planetary Motion Author Dominic Ford
ISBN-10 9781493906291
Release 2014-05-14
Pages 240
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To the naked eye, the most evident defining feature of the planets is their motion across the night sky. It was this motion that allowed ancient civilizations to single them out as different from fixed stars. “The Observer’s Guide to Planetary Motion” takes each planet and its moons (if it has them) in turn and describes how the geometry of the Solar System gives rise to its observed motions. Although the motions of the planets may be described as simple elliptical orbits around the Sun, we have to observe them from a particular vantage point: the Earth, which spins daily on its axis and circles around the Sun each year. The motions of the planets as observed relative to this spinning observatory take on more complicated patterns. Periodically, objects become prominent in the night sky for a few weeks or months, while at other times they pass too close to the Sun to be observed. “The Observer’s Guide to Planetary Motion” provides accurate tables of the best time for observing each planet, together with other notable events in their orbits, helping amateur astronomers plan when and what to observe. Uniquely each of the chapters includes extensive explanatory text, relating the events listed to the physical geometry of the Solar System. Along the way, many questions are answered: Why does Mars take over two years between apparitions (the times when it is visible from Earth) in the night sky, while Uranus and Neptune take almost exactly a year? Why do planets appear higher in the night sky when they’re visible in the winter months? Why do Saturn’s rings appear to open and close every 15 years? This book places seemingly disparate astronomical events into an understandable three-dimensional structure, enabling an appreciation that, for example, very good apparitions of Mars come around roughly every 15 years and that those in 2018 and 2035 will be nearly as good as that seen in 2003. Events are listed for the time period 2010-2030 and in the case of rarer events (such as eclipses and apparitions of Mars) even longer time periods are covered. A short closing chapter describes the seasonal appearance of deep sky objects, which follow an annual cycle as a result of Earth’s orbital motion around the Sun.



India

India Author International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept
ISBN-10 9781484373187
Release 2018-08-06
Pages 82
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India has been among the fastest-growing economies in the world over the past few years, lifting millions out of poverty. The authorities have initiated important structural reforms to spur India’s catch up with more advanced economies and to improve living standards for all. The main reforms include the inflation-targeting monetary policy framework, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), the goods and services tax (GST), and steps to liberalize FDI flows and improve the business climate.



PostgreSQL 10 High Performance

PostgreSQL 10 High Performance Author Enrico Pirozzi
ISBN-10 9781788472456
Release 2018-04-30
Pages 508
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Leverage the power of PostgreSQL 10 to design, administer and maintain a high-performance database solution Key Features Obtain optimal PostgreSQL 10 database performance, ranging from initial design to routine maintenance Fine tune the performance of your queries and avoid the common pitfalls that can slow your system down Contains tips and tricks on scaling successful database installations, and ensuring a highly available PostgreSQL solution Book Description PostgreSQL database servers have a common set of problems that they encounter as their usage gets heavier and requirements get more demanding. Peek into the future of your PostgreSQL 10 database's problems today. Know the warning signs to look for and how to avoid the most common issues before they even happen. Surprisingly, most PostgreSQL database applications evolve in the same way—choose the right hardware, tune the operating system and server memory use, optimize queries against the database and CPUs with the right indexes, and monitor every layer, from hardware to queries, using tools from inside and outside PostgreSQL. Also, using monitoring insight, PostgreSQL database applications continuously rework the design and configuration. On reaching the limits of a single server, they break things up; connection pooling, caching, partitioning, replication, and parallel queries can all help handle increasing database workloads. By the end of this book, you will have all the knowledge you need to design, run, and manage your PostgreSQL solution while ensuring high performance and high availability What you will learn Learn best practices for scaling PostgreSQL 10 installations Discover the best hardware for developing high-performance PostgreSQL applications Benchmark your whole system – from hardware to application Learn by real examples how server parameters impact performance Discover PostgreSQL 10 features for partitioning and parallel query Monitor your server, both inside and outside the database Design and implement a good replication system on PostgreSQL 10 Who this book is for This book is designed for database administrators and PostgreSQL architects who already use or plan to exploit the features of PostgreSQL 10 to design and maintain a high-performance PostgreSQL database. A working knowledge of SQL, and some experience with PostgreSQL will be helpful in getting the most out of this book.



The Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery

The Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery Author Emma Sibley
ISBN-10 9781787132832
Release 2018-04-19
Pages 144
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House plants are having a moment. Inexpensive to purchase, easy to care for and a statement in any space they inhabit, growing these plants is virtually foolproof.The Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery is a source of green inspiration for small-space gardening, featuring a directory of 60 of the most popular varieties of foliage to own. From dramatic palms and tropical leafy wonders to beautiful ferns and flowering potted plants – this book covers everything you need to know about nurturing and growing your own.Each of the 60 plants is accompanied by luscious photography and an easy-to-follow breakdown of all the essential requirements for that variety. This includes details on size, growth and flowering, along with any extra tips on caring for that specific plant.



Sex Makes the World Go Round

Sex Makes the World Go Round Author Alison Brause
ISBN-10 9781543412086
Release 2017-06-20
Pages 68
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The book is designed to use the flexibility of the English language to play with sexuality and issues relating to sexuality that have arisen in the popular press. While so many can get caught up in the pressures of everyday life, this book was written to put a smile on the readers face and, for a little while, lighten the load that so many carry daily.



Mergent Municipal Government Manual

Mergent Municipal   Government Manual Author
ISBN-10 UCLA:L0099488462
Release 2010
Pages
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Mergent Municipal Government Manual has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Mergent Municipal Government Manual also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Mergent Municipal Government Manual book for free.



British Tax Guide

British Tax Guide Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000128355892
Release 2009
Pages
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British Tax Guide has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from British Tax Guide also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full British Tax Guide book for free.



Burning Planet

Burning Planet Author Andrew C. Scott
ISBN-10 9780198734840
Release 2018-03-22
Pages 256
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Raging wildfires have devastated vast areas of California and Australia in recent years, and predictions are that we will see more of the same in coming years as a result of climate change. But this is nothing new. Since the dawn of life on land, large-scale fires have played their part in shaping life on Earth. Andrew C. Scott tells the whole story of fire's impact on our planet's atmosphere, climate, vegetation, ecology, and the evolution of plant and animal life. It has caused mass extinctions, and it has propelled the spread of flowering plants. The exciting evidence we can now draw on has been preserved in fossilized charcoal, found in rocks hundreds of millions of years old, from all over the world. These reveal incredibly fine details of prehistoric plants, and tell us about climates from deep in earth's history. They also give us insight into how early hominids and humans tamed fire and used it. Looking at the impact of wildfires in our own time, Scott also looks forward to how we might better manage them in future, as climate change has an increasing effect on our world.



Credit Survey

Credit Survey Author
ISBN-10 UCLA:L0079818233
Release 1998
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Credit Survey has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Credit Survey also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Credit Survey book for free.



The Death of Democracy

The Death of Democracy Author Benjamin Carter Hett
ISBN-10 9781250162519
Release 2018-04-03
Pages 288
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A riveting account of how the Nazi Party came to power and how the failures of the Weimar Republic and the shortsightedness of German politicians allowed it to happen. Why did democracy fall apart so quickly and completely in Germany in the 1930s? How did a democratic government allow Adolf Hitler to seize power? In The Death of Democracy, Benjamin Carter Hett answers these questions, and the story he tells has disturbing resonances for our own time. To say that Hitler was elected is too simple. He would never have come to power if Germany’s leading politicians had not responded to a spate of populist insurgencies by trying to co-opt him, a strategy that backed them into a corner from which the only way out was to bring the Nazis in. Hett lays bare the misguided confidence of conservative politicians who believed that Hitler and his followers would willingly support them, not recognizing that their efforts to use the Nazis actually played into Hitler’s hands. They had willingly given him the tools to turn Germany into a vicious dictatorship. Benjamin Carter Hett is a leading scholar of twentieth-century Germany and a gifted storyteller whose portraits of these feckless politicians show how fragile democracy can be when those in power do not respect it. He offers a powerful lesson for today, when democracy once again finds itself embattled and the siren song of strongmen sounds ever louder.