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Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Bl...
by Margot Lee Shetterly

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English

Pages

373

Publication Date

September 06, 2016

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<p><strong><em>The #1 New York Times bestseller</em></strong></p><p><em>The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring </em><em>Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. </em></p><p>Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. </p><p>Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South’s segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America’s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam’s call, moving to Hampton, Virginia and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. </p><p>Even as Virginia’s Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley’s all-black “West Computing” group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens. </p><p>Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race, <em>Hidden Figures</em> follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country’s future.</p><p> </p>
Numsense! Data Science for the Layman: No Math Added
by , Kenneth Soo

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English

Pages

147

Publication Date

February 03, 2017

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<b>Used in Stanford's CS102 Big Data (Spring 2017) course.</b><br /><br />Want to get started on data science?<br />Our promise: no math added.<br /><br />This book has been written in layman's terms as a gentle introduction to data science and its algorithms. Each algorithm has its own dedicated chapter that explains how it works, and shows an example of a real-world application. To help you grasp key concepts, we stick to intuitive explanations and visuals.<br /><br />Popular concepts covered include:<br /><br />- A/B Testing<br />- Anomaly Detection<br />- Association Rules<br />- Clustering<br />- Decision Trees and Random Forests<br />- Regression Analysis<br />- Social Network Analysis<br />- Neural Networks<br /><br />Features:<br /><br />- Intuitive explanations and visuals<br />- Real-world applications to illustrate each algorithm<br />- Point summaries at the end of each chapter<br />- Reference sheets comparing the pros and cons of algorithms<br />- Glossary list of commonly-used terms<br /><br />With this book, we hope to give you a practical understanding of data science, so that you, too, can leverage its strengths in making better decisions.
D’Alembert : (Les Grands Écrivains français) (French Edition)
by Joseph Bertrand

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French

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October 17, 2017

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Le nom de d’Alembert rappelle aux géomètres l’émule de Clairaut et d’Euler, le prédécesseur de Lagrange et de Laplace, le successeur d’Huygens et de Newton ; d’Alembert est, pour les lettrés, l’orateur spirituel, dont l’éloquence toujours prête fut, pendant un quart de siècle, pour deux Académies, le plus grand attrait des séances solennelles. <br /> Les curieux d’anecdotes littéraires savent ses relations avec un grand homme et avec un grand roi, qu’il osait, tout en les respectant et les aimant, et sans méconnaître l’honneur de leur amitié, contredire souvent, blâmer quelquefois et conseiller avec une indépendante sagesse. <br /> À la fin comme au commencement de sa vie, la destinée de d’Alembert le mit en lutte avec le malheur. Vainqueur dans son enfance, il a su, par la force de son caractère et la grâce de son esprit, triompher d’une situation difficile et cruelle. Brisé par le chagrin aux approches de la vieillesse, il a courbé tristement la tête et, sans accepter les consolations de l’amitié ni se soucier des distractions de la gloire, attendu la mort comme une délivrance.<br /><br />
SEO Fitness Workbook: 2017 Edition: The Seven Steps to Search Eng...
by Jason McDonald

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English

Pages

251

Publication Date

August 15, 2016

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<h1>Learn <font>SEO</font> in <font>Plain English</font> - Step by Step!</h1><br /><i>Buy the Workbook Used at <font><strong>Stanford Continuing Studies</strong></font> to Teach Search Engine Optimization</i> <br /><ul><br /><li><strong><font>UPDATED: August, 2017</font></strong> - Get ** Up-to-date ** Info on SEO!</li> <br /><li>Read the <strong>Reviews</strong> - compare the <font>REAL REVIEWS</font> of this book to the so-called REVIEWS of other books</li><br /><li>Optimize your <strong>Website</strong> - learn ON PAGE SEO tactics to build an SEO-FRIENDLY WEBSITE.<br /></li><li>Learn <strong>Link-building</strong> - master the art of getting inbound links, blog mentions, and social authority.<br /></li><li>Watch <strong>Videos</strong> - view step-by-step companion VIDEOS that SHOW you how to do SEO.<br /></li><li>Use the <strong>Worksheets</strong> - download WORKSHEETS that guide you step-by-step to search engine optimization success.<br /></li><li>Measure via <strong>Metrics</strong> - navigate the complexities of GOOGLE ANALYTICS.<br /></li><li>Access <strong>Free Tools</strong> - access the companion SEO TOOLBOOK with hundreds of free tools for search engine optimization.<br /></li></ul><br /><br /><h1>The #1 Bestselling Workbook on Search Engine Optimization</h1><br /><ul><br /><li><strong>Jason McDonald</strong> - written by a successful practitioner of SEO. Just Google 'SEO Expert Bay Area' or 'SEO Expert Witness'. He's there at the top!</li><br /><li><strong>Stanford University</strong> - used by Dr. McDonald in his courses, both online and on campus, at Stanford University's Continuing Studies</li><br /><li><strong>An Easy to Follow Method</strong> - written in PLAIN ENGLISH for MERE MORTALS. Learn how to do SEO step by step.</li><br /><li><strong>Got Questions?</strong> - just Google 'Jason McDonald' and send a quick email or call.</li><br /></ul><br /><br /><hr /><br />The author, Jason McDonald, has instructed thousands of people in his classes in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Stanford Continuing Studies, as well as online. Jason speaks in simple English and uses the metaphor of “The Seven Steps to SEO Fitness” to explain to you how to 'get SEO fit.'<br /><hr /><br /><br /><h2>Table of Contents</h2><br /><ol><br /><li><strong>Goals</strong>: Define Your SEO Goals</li><br /><li><strong>Keywords</strong>: Identify Winnable, High Value SEO Keywords</li><br /><li><strong>On Page SEO</strong>: Optimize Your Website to 'Speak Google' via Page Tabs, your home page, and structural elements</li><br /><li><strong>Content Marketing</strong>: Learn to produce content that pleases Google and your customers</li><br /><li><strong>Off Page SEO</strong>: Build links, leverage social media, and go local. Includes detailed 'Local SEO' information for local businesses!</li><br /><li><strong>Metrics</strong>: Master Google Analytics</li><br /><li><strong>Learn</strong>: Pointers to SEO Tools and Online Resources</li><br /></ol><br /><br /><p><br />Check out the other 2017 <strong>SEO Books</strong> on Amazon - <i>SEO For Dummies</i>, <i>SEO for Growth</i>, <i>SEO Book</i>, <i>SEO Like I'm 5</i> etc., - they're great, they're good, but they don't include powerful step-by-step worksheets, links to online videos, and the free <i>SEO Toolbook</i> with hundreds of free tools for search engine optimization 2017. Listed on many SEO book lists as one of the best books SEO books of 2017.<br /></p>
Linear Regression And Correlation: A Beginner's Guide
by Scott Hartshorn

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English

Pages

213

Publication Date

June 08, 2017

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<p><strong>Linear Regression & Correlation</strong></p><p><strong>If you are looking for a short beginners guide packed with visual examples, this book is for you.</strong></p><p>Linear Regression is a way of simplifying a group of data into a single equation.  For instance, we all know Moore’s law: that the number of transistors on a computer chip doubles every two years. This law was derived by using regression analysis to simplify the progress of dozens of computer manufacturers over the course of decades into a single equation.   Correlation is a way of calculating how much two sets of numbers change together.  In addition to being part of the regression analysis, correlation is heavily used in investment industries, for instance, to determine if two stocks are likely to change value together or independently.</p><p>This book goes through how to calculate correlation and linear regression and works through multiple examples of how to do it.  Just as importantly, this book is loaded with visual examples of what correlation is and how to use linear regression. This book doesn't assume that you have prior in-depth knowledge of statistics or that you regularly use an advanced statistics software package.  If you know what an average is and can use Excel, this book will build the rest of the knowledge, and do so in an intuitive way. </p><p><br /></p><p><strong>This Is Not A Textbook</strong></p><p>The reason I wrote this book is that there are not a lot of good examples out there of how to do multiple regression, which is regression analysis between more than two variables.  I checked half a dozen different sources, including several textbooks, on how to do multiple regression. In each case, the source had a lot of information; in some cases dozens of pages; on how to do the data preparation,  how to interpret results, and potential problems to watch out for, but to actually do the multiple regression calculation, they all said to use a software package, like Matlab or Minitab.</p><p>To put it a different way, those sources are a lot like a driver’s education class teaching you about setting the mirrors, adjusting the seat, and fastening the safety belt - but just when you think you are finally ready to actually start the car and put it in gear, they tell you to take the bus.</p><p>This book is different. It does not spend much time on the niceties of exactly how you should scrub your data, and instead just shows how to do the calculations, with examples.  This book is more like Grandpa showing you how to actually drive the old pickup truck from the farmhouse to the barn so you can get some work done.</p><p><br /></p><p><strong>What Is In This Book?</strong></p><p>There are a number of examples shown in this book, they include</p><ul><li>How to do a correlation calculation</li><li>An example of correlation on the stock price of 10 different big-name stocks, such as Coke and Pepsi</li><li>How having uncorrelated investments can give you better returns at lower risk.</li><li>How to do linear regression with two variables</li><li>How to do multiple linear regression with any number of independent variables</li><li>A regression analysis to predict the number of viewers in future episodes of the television show ‘Modern Family’</li><li>How to evaluate the quality of your regression analysis using R-squared or adjusted R-squared</li><li>How to do regression on exponential data, and recreate Moore’s law</li></ul><p><br /></p><p>If you are a visual learner and like to learn by example, this intuitive book might be a good fit for you. Regression and Correlation are fascinating topics. They are very important tools that are used in data analysis throughout a wide-range of industries - so take an easy dive into the topic with this visual approach!</p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p>
Cryptocurrency: 3 Manuscripts - Ultimate Beginners Guide to Makin...
by Stephen Satoshi

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English

Pages

187

Publication Date

October 05, 2017

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This book contains 3 manuscripts:<br /><ul> <br /><li>Cryptocurrency: Beginners Bible (<strong><strong>Amazon Bestseller)</strong></strong></li> <br /><li>Blockchain: Beginners Bible <strong><strong>(Amazon Bestseller)</strong></strong></li> <br /><li>Bitcoin: Beginners Bible</li> <br /></ul> <br /><p>A blockbuster bundle featuring 3 books jam-packed with essential information that you need to make profits with cryptocurrency</p> <br /><p><em><em>Cryptocurrency: Ultimate Beginners Guide </em></em>includes:</p> <br /><ul> <br /><li>8 common Bitcoin myths debunked (number 5 is a must-know!)</li> <br /><li><strong><strong>How a complete newbie can buy Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies in under 10 minutes</strong></strong></li> <br /><li>A step by step walk-through on how to <em><em>safely </em></em>store your Bitcoin offline</li> <br /><li><strong><strong>The single biggest factor in determining Bitcoin</strong></strong><strong><strong>’s price fluctuations</strong></strong><strong><strong>(hint: it</strong></strong><strong><strong>’s not JP Morgan or Goldman Sachs)</strong></strong></li> <br /><li>How your small business can benefit from accepting Bitcoin payments</li> <br /><li><strong><strong>How blockchain technology actually works, and why you should trust it more than any traditional bank</strong></strong></li> <br /><li>Why Bitcoin is not going away anytime soon, and the best is yet to come</li> <br /><li><strong><strong>How to make money in a declining market (done all the time by professional cryptocurrency investors, and easier than it sounds)</strong></strong></li> <br /><li>An analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of 13 different cryptocurrencies</li> <br /><li><strong><strong>Which governments are embracing blockchain openly</strong></strong></li> <br /><li>The closest thing to a Bitcoin ETF or Mutual Fund on the market today (most investors don’t know about this)</li> <br /><li><strong><strong>Which multi-million dollar industry blockchain could make obsolete within years</strong></strong></li> <br /><li>A real-life case study of what NOT to do when buying an altcoin</li> <br /><li><strong><strong>How to spot a blockchain ICO scam </strong></strong><strong><em><strong><em>before </em></strong></em></strong><strong><strong>you unwisely invest your money in one</strong></strong></li> <br /><li>How blockchain technology could benefit up to 30% of children under 5 years old</li> <br /><li><strong><strong>Which country is effectively using blockchain technology to launch revolutionary “smart cities”</strong></strong></li> <br /><li>How you can open your cryptocurrency portfolio in less than 10 minutes, even if you’re a complete novice</li> <br /><li><strong><strong>Why this so-called </strong></strong><strong><strong>“easy way” to obtain Bitcoin will actually lose you money 99% of the time - and the reason cryptocurrency pros NEVER do this</strong></strong></li> <br /></ul> <br /><p>…and much, much more</p> <br /><p>Go beyond the hype, separate fact from fiction and learn <em><em>the</em></em> best way to make consistent, long-term profits with cryptocurrency.</p> <br /><p>If you’re ready to become a part of the world’s fastest growing and most exciting financial market - <strong><strong>order now to begin your cryptocurrency journey!</strong></strong></p>
How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
by Jordan Ellenberg

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English

Pages

466

Publication Date

May 29, 2014

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<b>The <i>Freakonomics</i> of math—a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands</b><br /><br />The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In <i>How Not to Be Wrong</i>, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn’t confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do—the whole world is shot through with it.<br /><br />Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It’s a science of not being wrong, hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument. Armed with the tools of mathematics, we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted: How early should you get to the airport? What does “public opinion” really represent? Why do tall parents have shorter children? Who really won Florida in 2000? And how likely are you, really, to develop cancer?<br /><br /><i>How Not to Be Wrong</i> presents the surprising revelations behind all of these questions and many more, using the mathematician’s method of analyzing life and exposing the hard-won insights of the academic community to the layman—minus the jargon. Ellenberg chases mathematical threads through a vast range of time and space, from the everyday to the cosmic, encountering, among other things, baseball, Reaganomics, daring lottery schemes, Voltaire, the replicability crisis in psychology, Italian Renaissance painting, artificial languages, the development of non-Euclidean geometry, the coming obesity apocalypse, Antonin Scalia’s views on crime and punishment, the psychology of slime molds, what Facebook can and can’t figure out about you, and the existence of God.<br /><br />Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need. Math, as Ellenberg says, is “an atomic-powered prosthesis that you attach to your common sense, vastly multiplying its reach and strength.” With the tools of mathematics in hand, you can understand the world in a deeper, more meaningful way. How Not to Be Wrong will show you how.
On Trails: An Exploration
by Robert Moor

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

July 12, 2016

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<b>Winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award</b><BR> <b>“The best outdoors book of the year” —<i>Sierra Club</i></b><BR> <b>A <i>New York Times </i>Bestseller</b><BR> <BR><b>A Best Book of the Year—as chosen by <i>The Boston Globe</i>, <i>The Seattle Times</i>, Amazon, <i>National Post</i>, <i>New York</i> magazine,<i> The Telegraph</i>, <i>Booklist</i>, <i>The Guardian </i>Bookshop</b><BR> <BR>From a debut talent who’s been compared to Annie Dillard, Edward Abbey, David Quammen, and Jared Diamond, <i>On Trails</i> is a wondrous exploration of how trails help us understand the world—from invisible ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet.<BR><BR>In 2009, while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: <i>How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others fade? What makes us follow or strike off on our own? </i>Over the course of the next seven years, Moor traveled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the miniscule to the massive. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our road networks and the Internet. In each chapter, Moor interweaves his adventures with findings from science, history, philosophy, and nature writing—combining the nomadic joys of Peter Matthiessen with the eclectic wisdom of Lewis Hyde’s <i>The Gift</i>.<BR> <BR>Throughout, Moor reveals how this single topic—the oft-overlooked trail—sheds new light on a wealth of age-old questions: How does order emerge out of chaos? How did animals first crawl forth from the seas and spread across continents? How has humanity’s relationship with nature and technology shaped world around us? And, ultimately, how does each of us pick a path through life?<BR> <BR>Moor has the essayist’s gift for making new connections, the adventurer’s love for paths untaken, and the philosopher’s knack for asking big questions. With a breathtaking arc that spans from the dawn of animal life to the digital era, <i>On Trails</i> is a book that makes us see our world, our history, our species, and our ways of life anew.
R for Data Science: Import, Tidy, Transform, Visualize, and Model...
by , Garrett Grolemund

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English

Pages

522

Publication Date

December 12, 2016

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<div><p>Learn how to use R to turn raw data into insight, knowledge, and understanding. This book introduces you to R, RStudio, and the tidyverse, a collection of R packages designed to work together to make data science fast, fluent, and fun. Suitable for readers with no previous programming experience, R for Data Science is designed to get you doing data science as quickly as possible.</p><p>Authors Hadley Wickham and Garrett Grolemund guide you through the steps of importing, wrangling, exploring, and modeling your data and communicating the results. You’ll get a complete, big-picture understanding of the data science cycle, along with basic tools you need to manage the details. Each section of the book is paired with exercises to help you practice what you’ve learned along the way.</p><p>You’ll learn how to:</p><ul><li><b>Wrangle</b>—transform your datasets into a form convenient for analysis</li><li><b>Program</b>—learn powerful R tools for solving data problems with greater clarity and ease</li><li><b>Explore</b>—examine your data, generate hypotheses, and quickly test them</li><li><b>Model</b>—provide a low-dimensional summary that captures true "signals" in your dataset</li><li><b>Communicate</b>—learn R Markdown for integrating prose, code, and results</li></ul></div>
Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business P...
by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

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English

Pages

255

Publication Date

October 07, 2015

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<b>Don't simply show your data—tell a story with it!</b> <p><i>Storytelling with Data</i> teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You'll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples—ready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation.</p> <p>Storytelling is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and the tools at our disposal don't make it any easier. This book demonstrates how to go beyond conventional tools to reach the root of your data, and how to use your data to create an engaging, informative, compelling story. Specifically, you'll learn how to:</p> <ul> <li>Understand the importance of context and audience</li> <li>Determine the appropriate type of graph for your situation</li> <li>Recognize and eliminate the clutter clouding your information</li> <li>Direct your audience's attention to the most important parts of your data</li> <li>Think like a designer and utilize concepts of design in data visualization</li> <li>Leverage the power of storytelling to help your message resonate with your audience</li> </ul> <p>Together, the lessons in this book will help you turn your data into high impact visual stories that stick with your audience. Rid your world of ineffective graphs, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time. There is a story in your data—<i>Storytelling with Data</i> will give you the skills and power to tell it!</p>

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