John M. Barry At the height of WWI, history’s most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than the Black Death killed in a century. But this was not the Middle Ages, and 1918 marked the first collision of science and epidemic disease. Magisterial in its breadth of perspective and depth of research and now revised to reflect the growing danger of the avian flu, The Great Influenza is ultimately a tale of triumph amid tragedy, which provides us with a precise and sobering model as we confront the epidemics looming on our own horizon.
Year: 2005 Publisher: Penguin Books Language: english ISBN 10: 1101200979 ISBN 13: 9781101200971 File: EPUB, 1.24 MB
J.K. Rowling Fourteen-year-old Harry Potter joins the Weasleys at the Quidditch World Cup, then enters his fourth year at Hogwarts Academy where he is mysteriously entered in an unusual contest that challenges his wizarding skills, friendships and character, amid signs that an old enemy is growing stronger. Volume: 4 Year: 2000 Publisher: Scholastic Press Language: english ISBN 10: 0439139597 ISBN 13: 9780439139595 File: EPUB, 534 KB
Stephen Hawking Marco definitivo da literatura de divulgação científica, Uma breve história do tempo é relançado em edição revista e atualizada.
Uma das mentes mais geniais do mundo moderno, Stephen Hawking guia o leitor na busca por respostas a algumas das maiores dúvidas da humanidade: Qual a origem do universo? Ele é infinito? E o tempo? Sempre existiu, ou houve um começo e haverá um fim? Existem outras dimensões além das três espaciais? E o que vai acontecer quando tudo terminar?
Com ilustrações criativas e texto lúcido e bem-humorado, Hawking desvenda desde os mistérios da física de partículas até a dinâmica que movimenta centenas de milhões de galáxias por todo o universo. Para o iniciado, Uma breve história do tempo é uma bela representação de conceitos complexos; para o leigo, é um vislumbre dos segredos mais profundos da criação. click to read more Year: 2015 Edition: 1ª revista Publisher: Editora Intrínseca Language: portuguese Pages: 256 ISBN 10: 8580576466 ISBN 13: 9788580576474 File: EPUB, 2.14 MB
Uwe Ommer Uwe Ommer, a sought-after commercial photographer based in New York and Paris, has made a name for himself with his own uncommissioned works, as this book eloquently attests. For the aesthete Uwe Ommer, the bodies of black women represent the epitome of beauty. His photographs are exactly what they show, no more and no less than a homage to female beauty. And of course that homage is paid in the perfect setting, the stunning landscape of Africa. Categories: Psychology\Love, erotic Year: 1997 Publisher: Taschen Publishing Language: english Pages: 112 ISBN 10: 3822881600 ISBN 13: 9783822881606 Series: Amuses Gueules File: PDF, 35.80 MB
Rhonda Byrne Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it. In this book, you’ll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life — money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You’ll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that’s within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life. The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers — men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible. Year: 2006 Edition: First Edition Language: english Pages: 198 / 110 ISBN 10: 1582701709 ISBN 13: 9781582701707 File: PDF, 29.36 MB
Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, Alan Smith, Frederic Etiemble The long-awaited follow-up to the international bestsellers, Business Model Generation and Value Proposition Design Alex Osterwalder and Yves Pigneurs’ Business Model Canvas changed the way the world creates and plans new business models. It has been used by corporations and startups and consultants around the world and is taught in hundreds of universities. After years of researching how the world’s best companies develop, test, and scale new business models, the authors have produced their definitive work. The Invincible Company explains what every organization can learn from the business models of the world’s most exciting companies. The book explains how companies such as Amazon, IKEA, Airbnb, Microsoft, and Logitech, have been able to create immensely successful businesses and disrupt entire industries. At the core of these successes are not just great products and services, but profitable, innovative business models–and the ability to improve existing business models while consistently launching new ones. The Invincible Company presents practical new tools for measuring, managing, and accelerating innovation, and strategies for reducing risk when launching new business models. Serving as a blueprint for your growth strategy, The Invincible Company explains how to constantly stay ahead of your competition. In-depth chapters explain how to create new growth engines, change how products and services are created and delivered, extract maximum profit from each type of business model, and much more. New tools—such as the Business Model Portfolio Map, Innovation Metrics, Innovation Strategy Framework, and the Culture Map—enable readers to understand how to design invincible companies. The Invincible Company: ● Helps large and small companies build their growth strategy and manage their core simultaneously ● Explains the world’s best modern and historic business models ● Provides tools to assess your business model, innovation readiness, and all of your innovation projects Presented in striking 4-color, and packed with practical visuals and tools, The Invincible Company is a must-have book for business leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovation professionals. Year: 2020 Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Language: english Pages: 400 / 397 ISBN 10: 1119523966 ISBN 13: 9781119523963 File: PDF, 24.10 MB
Grant Barrett Expert linguist Grant Barrett gives you all the tools you need to improve your everyday communication―from perfecting your punctuation to polishing your speaking skills―with his accessible, go-to grammar guide. Language learners of all levels can turn to this easy-to-navigate grammar guide again and again for quick and authoritative information. From conjugating verbs to crafting sentences to developing your own style, Grant Barrett provides you with the tools and motivation to improve the way you communicate.
Perfect English Grammar helps you clearly say what you want to say―and the best way to say it.
Never Be Wrong: Catchy examples help you remember core grammar rules Sharpen Your Style: Composition guidelines let you express yourself fully Look It Up: Seamless navigation makes it easy to find answers quickly Geek Out: Explore the tricky questions with Grant Barrett’s help Whether you’re a busy professional or on the job hunt, Perfect English Grammar makes it easier than ever to improve your grasp of grammar.
Year: 2016 Publisher: Zephyros Press Language: english Pages: 238 ISBN 10: 1623157145 ISBN 13: 9781623157142 File: EPUB, 637 KB
Eric Berne More than five million copies later, Dr. Eric Berne’s classic book is as astonishing–and revealing–as it was on the day it was first published. In this new edition, Dr. Berne exposes the secret ploys and unconscious maneuvers that rule our intimate lives. Year: 1973 Publisher: Penguin UK Language: english Pages: 192 ISBN 13: 9780141938363 File: EPUB, 342 KB
Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, Norma Shapiro A remarkable second edition of the best-selling and well loved Oxford Picture Dictionary, features over 4,000 words and phrases illustrated with all new vibrant, crystal-clear artwork. The topics, based on extensive input from teachers and students, have been thoroughly updated to meet the needs of today’s English language learners.· 4,000 words and phrases, illustrated with crystal-clear and vibrant illustrations meet the needs of today’s language learners.· Practice activities at the bottom of almost every page enable students immediately use the target vocabulary.· New! Intro pages at the beginning of every unit present key vocabulary for learners at all levels.· New! Story pages at the end of each unit promote reading development and critical thinking skills. Categories: Linguistics\Foreign: English Year: 2008 Edition: 2nd Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA Language: english Pages: 288 ISBN 10: 0194369765 ISBN 13: 9780194369763 File: PDF, 49.40 MB
Hands-On Unsupervised Learning Using Python: How to Build Applied Machine Learning Solutions from Unlabeled Data Ankur A Patel Many industry experts consider unsupervised learning the next frontier in artificial intelligence, one that may hold the key to general artificial intelligence. Since the majority of the world’s data is unlabeled, conventional supervised learning cannot be applied. Unsupervised learning, on the other hand, can be applied to unlabeled datasets to discover meaningful patterns buried deep in the data, patterns that may be near impossible for humans to uncover.
Author Ankur Patel shows you how to apply unsupervised learning using two simple, production-ready Python frameworks: Scikit-learn and TensorFlow using Keras. With code and hands-on examples, data scientists will identify difficult-to-find patterns in data and gain deeper business insight, detect anomalies, perform automatic feature engineering and selection, and generate synthetic datasets. All you need is programming and some machine learning experience to get started.
Compare the strengths and weaknesses of the different machine learning approaches: supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning Set up and manage machine learning projects end-to-end Build an anomaly detection system to catch credit card fraud Clusters users into distinct and homogeneous groups Perform semisupervised learning Develop movie recommender systems using restricted Boltzmann machines Generate synthetic images using generative adversarial networks Categories: Computers Year: 2019 Edition: Paperback Publisher: O’Reilly Media Language: english Pages: 362 ISBN 10: 1492035645 ISBN 13: 9781492035640 File: EPUB, 4.59 MB
Ethan M. Rasiel, Paul N. Friga The groundbreaking follow-up to the international bestseller a hands-on guide to putting McKinsey techniques to work in your organization McKinsey The McKinsey Mind . While the first book used case studies and anecdotes from former and current McKinseyites to describe how “the firm” solves the thorniest business problems of their A-list clients, The McKinsey Mind goes a giant step further. It explains, step-by-step, how to use McKinsey tools, techniques and strategies to solve an array of core business problems and to make any business venture more successful. Designed to work as a stand-alone guide or together with The McKinsey Way , The McKinsey Mind follows the same critically acclaimed style and format as its predecessor. In this book authors Rasiel and Friga expand upon the lessons found in The McKinsey Way with real-world examples, parables, and easy-to-do exercises designed to get readers up and running. Categories: Business\Management Year: 2001 Edition: 1 Publisher: McGraw-Hill Language: english Pages: 240 ISBN 10: 0071374299 ISBN 13: 9780071374293 File: PDF, 1.54 MB
Outliers: The Story of Success Malcolm Gladwell In this provocative and inspiring book, Malcolm Gladwell examines everyone from business giants to scientific geniuses, sports stars to musicians, and reveals what they have in common. He looks behind the spectacular results, the myths and the legends to show what really explains exceptionally successful people. Gladwell argues that, when we try to understand success, we normally start with the wrong question. We ask “what is this person like?” when we should really be asking “where are they from?” The real secret of success turns out to be surprisingly simple, and it hinges on a few crucial twists in people’s life stories – on the culture they grow up in and the way they spend their time. What does Bill Gates have in common with the Beatles? How does your IQ relate to your salary? What can a linguist tell us about airline safety? How does the way your child speaks to an adult affect their success in life? What do rice paddies have to do with maths results? And how can you predict a maths star without even making them take a test? Malcolm Gladwell has the answers. This book really will change the way you think about your life. And it will challenge you to make the most of your own potential. click to read more Year: 2008 Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Language: english Pages: 312 ISBN 10: 0316036692 ISBN 13: 9780316036696 File: PDF, 10.19 MB
Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics Stan Gibilisco Learn the fundamentals of computing, communications, robotics, and entertainment devices through this introductory course in electronics. The text offers a user-friendly, independent-study approach, complete with practical examples, learning-enhancing illustrations, and test-yourself questions. Perfect for both hobbyists and students, this edition presents simple circuit design, new information on wireless technologies, advanced applications in artificial intelligence, and more. Categories: Technique\Electronics Year: 2001 Edition: 3 Publisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics Language: english Pages: 748 ISBN 10: 0071377301 ISBN 13: 9780071377300 File: PDF, 3.21 MB
50 Ideias de Filosofia que Você Precisa Conhecer Ben Dupré De onde viemos? Quem somos? Para onde vamos? Você é realmente livre em suas escolhas? É justo submetermos os animais a sofrimentos para o avanço da ciência? O que é moral e ética e como atualmente lidamos com estes princípios?
Em 50 Ideias de Filosofia que você precisa conhecer, parte da premiada coleção inglesa 50 Ideias, o professor Ben Dupré ensaia respostas para estas indagações, com base na vasta tradição filosófica.
Apoiado nos pensamentos de clássicos da antiguidade, como Platão e Aristóteles, de grandes autores modernos, como Kant e Hegel, e até de filósofos do século XX, como Karl Popper, ele introduz de maneira clara e concisa algumas das ideias mais influentes já criadas pelo homem.
Você encontrará conceitos como: a caverna de Platão; “Penso, logo existo”; o imperativo categórico; a defesa do livre-arbítrio, os direitos dos animais; teorias de punição; a falácia intencional. click to read more Year: 2015 Edition: 1ª Publisher: Planeta Language: portuguese Pages: 216 ISBN 10: 8542204689 ISBN 13: 9788542204681 File: EPUB, 1.90 MB
John Shovic, Alan Simpson Your one-stop resource on all things Python
Thanks to its flexibility, Python has grown to become one of the most popular programming languages in the world. Developers use Python in app development, web development, data science, machine learning, and even in coding education classes. There’s almost no type of project that Python can’t make better. From creating apps to building complex websites to sorting big data, Python provides a way to get the work done. Python All-in-One For Dummies offers a starting point for those new to coding by explaining the basics of Python and demonstrating how it’s used in a variety of applications.
• Covers the basics of the language
• Explains its syntax through application in high-profile industries
• Shows how Python can be applied to projects in enterprise
• Delves into major undertakings including artificial intelligence, physical computing, machine learning, robotics and data analysis
• This book is perfect for anyone new to coding as well as experienced coders interested in adding Python to their toolbox.
click to read more Categories: Computers\Programming: Programming Languages Year: 2019 Edition: 1 Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Language: english Pages: 740 / 703 ISBN 10: 1119557593 ISBN 13: 978-1119557593 Series: For Dummies File: PDF, 40.89 MB
Python Deep Learning: Exploring deep learning techniques, neural network architectures and GANs with PyTorch, Keras and TensorFlow Ivan Vasilev, Daniel Slater, Gianmario Spacagna, Peter Roelants, Valentino Zocca Exploring an advanced state of the art deep learning models and its applications using Popular python libraries like Keras, Tensorflow, and Pytorch
Key Features • A strong foundation on neural networks and deep learning with Python libraries. • Explore advanced deep learning techniques and their applications across computer vision and NLP. • Learn how a computer can navigate in complex environments with reinforcement learning.
Book Description With the surge of Artificial Intelligence in each and every application catering to both business and consumer needs, Deep Learning becomes the prime need of today and future market demands. This book explores deep learning and builds a strong deep learning mindset in order to put them into use in their smart artificial intelligence projects. This second edition builds strong grounds of deep learning, deep neural networks and how to train them with high-performance algorithms and popular python frameworks. You will uncover different neural networks architectures like convolutional networks, recurrent networks, long short term memory (LSTM) and solve problems across image recognition, natural language processing, and time-series prediction. You will also explore the newly evolved area of reinforcement learning and it will help you to understand the state-of-the-art algorithms which are the main engines behind popular game Go, Atari, and Dota. By the end of the book, you will be well versed with practical deep learning knowledge and its real-world applications
What you will learn • Grasp mathematical theory behind neural networks and deep learning process. • Investigate and resolve computer vision challenges using convolutional networks and capsule networks. • Solve Generative tasks using Variational Autoencoders and Generative Adversarial Nets (GANs). • Explore Reinforcement Learning and understand how agents behave in a complex environment. • Implement complex natural language processing tasks using recurrent networks (LSTM, GRU), and attention models.
Who This Book Is For This book is for Data Science practitioners, Machine Learning Engineers and Deep learning aspirants who have a basic foundation of Machine Learning concepts and some programming experience with Python. A mathematical background with a conceptual understanding of calculus and statistics is also desired click to read more Categories: Computers\Cybernetics: Artificial Intelligence Year: 2019 Edition: 2 Publisher: Packt Publishing Language: english Pages: 468 / 379 ISBN 10: 1789348463 ISBN 13: 978-1789348460 File: PDF, 23.96 MB
Le kit du chef de projet Hugues Marchat, Jean-Pierre Granié Year: 2016 Edition: 6e édition Publisher: Eyrolles Language: french Pages: 269 ISBN 10: 2212562977 ISBN 13: 9782212562972 File: PDF, 47.81 MB
David N. Balaam, Bradford Dillman A complete and accessible overview of how politics and economics collide in a global context This text surveys the theories, institutions, and relationships that characterize IPE and highlights them in a diverse range of regional and transnational issues. The bestseller in the field, Introduction to International Political Economy positions students to critically evaluate the global economy and to appreciate the personal impact of political, economic, and social forces.
Year: 2013 Edition: 6 Publisher: Routledge Language: english Pages: 608 / 607 ISBN 10: 0133402398 ISBN 13: 9780133402391 File: PDF, 22.87 MB