Introduction to Information Retrieval Book
Score: 4.5
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Introduction to Information Retrieval


  • Author : Christopher D. Manning
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-07-07
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139472104

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Introduction to Information Retrieval Excerpt :

Class-tested and coherent, this textbook teaches classical and web information retrieval, including web search and the related areas of text classification and text clustering from basic concepts. It gives an up-to-date treatment of all aspects of the design and implementation of systems for gathering, indexing, and searching documents; methods for evaluating systems; and an introduction to the use of machine learning methods on text collections. All the important ideas are explained using examples and figures, making it perfect for introductory courses in information retrieval for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in computer science. Based on feedback from extensive classroom experience, the book has been carefully structured in order to make teaching more natural and effective. Slides and additional exercises (with solutions for lecturers) are also available through the book's supporting website to help course instructors prepare their lectures.

Convex Optimization Book
Score: 4.5
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Convex Optimization


  • Author : Stephen Boyd
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-03-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 744
  • ISBN 10 : 0521833787

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Convex Optimization Excerpt :

A comprehensive introduction to the tools, techniques and applications of convex optimization.

Foundations of Data Science Book
Score: 5
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Foundations of Data Science


  • Author : Avrim Blum
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-23
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108485067

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Foundations of Data Science Excerpt :

Covers mathematical and algorithmic foundations of data science: machine learning, high-dimensional geometry, and analysis of large networks.

How Learning Works Book
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How Learning Works


  • Author : Susan A. Ambrose
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-04-16
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0470617608

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How Learning Works Excerpt :

Praise for How Learning Works "How Learning Works is the perfect title for this excellent book. Drawing upon new research in psychology, education, and cognitive science, the authors have demystified a complex topic into clear explanations of seven powerful learning principles. Full of great ideas and practical suggestions, all based on solid research evidence, this book is essential reading for instructors at all levels who wish to improve their students' learning." —Barbara Gross Davis, assistant vice chancellor for educational development, University of California, Berkeley, and author, Tools for Teaching "This book is a must-read for every instructor, new or experienced. Although I have been teaching for almost thirty years, as I read this book I found myself resonating with many of its ideas, and I discovered new ways of thinking about teaching." —Eugenia T. Paulus, professor of chemistry, North Hennepin Community College, and 2008 U.S. Community Colleges Professor of the Year from The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education "Thank you Carnegie Mellon for making accessible what has previously been inaccessible to those of us who are not learning scientists. Your focus on the essence of learning combined with concrete examples of the daily challenges of teaching and clear tactical strategies for faculty to consider is a welcome work. I will recommend this book to all my colleagues." —Catherine M. Casserly, senior partner, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching "As you read about each of the seven basic learning principles in this book, you will find advice that is grounded in learning theory, based on research evidence, relevant to college teaching, and easy to understand. The authors have extensive knowledge and experience in applying the science of learning to college teaching, and they graciously share it with you in this organized and readable book." —From the Forew

Breaking Dawn Book
Score: 3
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Breaking Dawn


  • Author : Stephenie Meyer
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2008-08-02
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316032834

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Breaking Dawn Excerpt :

In the explosive finale to the epic romantic saga, Bella has one final choice to make. Should she stay mortal and strengthen her connection to the werewolves, or leave it all behind to become a vampire? When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved? To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs. This astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic. It's here! #1 bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with the highly anticipated companion, Midnight Sun: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view. "People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." -- Time "A literary phenomenon." -- The New York Times

To the Lighthouse Book

To the Lighthouse


  • Author : Virginia Woolf
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-05-04
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 1095442619

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To the Lighthouse Excerpt :

To the Lighthouse (5 May 1927) is a novel by Virginia Woolf. A landmark novel of high modernism, the text, centering on the Ramsay family and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland between 1910 and 1920, skillfully manipulates temporality and psychological exploration.To the Lighthouse follows and extends the tradition of modernist novelists like Marcel Proust and James Joyce, where the plot is secondary to philosophical introspection, and the prose can be...

The Image of the City Book
Score: 4
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The Image of the City


  • Author : Kevin Lynch
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 1964-06-15
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 0262620014

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The Image of the City Excerpt :

The classic work on the evaluation of city form. What does the city's form actually mean to the people who live there? What can the city planner do to make the city's image more vivid and memorable to the city dweller? To answer these questions, Mr. Lynch, supported by studies of Los Angeles, Boston, and Jersey City, formulates a new criterion—imageability—and shows its potential value as a guide for the building and rebuilding of cities. The wide scope of this study leads to an original and vital method for the evaluation of city form. The architect, the planner, and certainly the city dweller will all want to read this book.

Proofs from THE BOOK Book

Proofs from THE BOOK


  • Author : Martin Aigner
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-29
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN 10 : 9783662223437

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Proofs from THE BOOK Excerpt :

According to the great mathematician Paul Erdös, God maintains perfect mathematical proofs in The Book. This book presents the authors candidates for such "perfect proofs," those which contain brilliant ideas, clever connections, and wonderful observations, bringing new insight and surprising perspectives to problems from number theory, geometry, analysis, combinatorics, and graph theory. As a result, this book will be fun reading for anyone with an interest in mathematics.

Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis Book
Score: 5
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Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis


  • Author : Loren M. Fishman, MD
  • Publisher : Demos Medical Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-05-18
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781934559833

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Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis Excerpt :

Yoga for people with multiple sclerosis? Absolutely! Today, people with a wide range of medical problems use yoga successfully. Because of its emphasis on relaxation, breathing, and deliberate movement, it can be especially beneficial for individuals dealing with a neurologic disease like multiple sclerosis. Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis, coauthored by Dr. Loren Martin Fishman and Eric Small, a yoga teacher who first embraced these techniques as a way to manage his own symptoms of multiple sclerosis, is a comprehensive guide to applying the principles of yoga to the management of MS. The first section is a straightforward but gentle introduction to yoga - a therapeutic approach to the practice itself. The second part is functionally oriented. Different yoga poses that work toward a common goal, such as combating fatigue, reducing spasticity, and increasing range of motion, are included and illustrated. This user-friendly guide Describes how yoga works Includes photographs and descriptions of each pose Explains effects, advantages, and contraindications Contains starter poses that will help the uninitiated or physically challenged to gently achieve a posture Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis: A Journey to Health and Healing is an excellent guidebook and tool for people with MS, people who undertake yoga on their own, and for all members of the medical and yoga communities.

Fuzzy Set Theory     and Its Applications Book

Fuzzy Set Theory and Its Applications


  • Author : Hans-Jürgen Zimmermann
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-12-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401571531

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Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children Book
Score: 3.5
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Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children


  • Author : Ransom Riggs
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Release Date : 2011-06-07
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594745133

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Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children Excerpt :

Read the #1 New York Times best-selling series before it continues in A Map of Days. Bonus features • Q&A with author Ransom Riggs • Eight pages of color stills from the film • Sneak preview of Hollow City, the next novel in the series A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows. “A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.”—John Green, New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars “With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it’s no wonder Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+”—Entertainment Weekly “‘Peculiar’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Riggs’ chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies.”—People “You’ll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It’s a mystery, and you’ll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself.”—Seventeen

Speculative Everything Book

Speculative Everything


  • Author : Anthony Dunne
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2013-12-06
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262019842

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How to use design as a tool to create not only things but ideas, to speculate about possible futures. Today designers often focus on making technology easy to use, sexy, and consumable. In Speculative Everything, Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby propose a kind of design that is used as a tool to create not only things but ideas. For them, design is a means of speculating about how things could be—to imagine possible futures. This is not the usual sort of predicting or forecasting, spotting trends and extrapolating; these kinds of predictions have been proven wrong, again and again. Instead, Dunne and Raby pose “what if” questions that are intended to open debate and discussion about the kind of future people want (and do not want). Speculative Everything offers a tour through an emerging cultural landscape of design ideas, ideals, and approaches. Dunne and Raby cite examples from their own design and teaching and from other projects from fine art, design, architecture, cinema, and photography. They also draw on futurology, political theory, the philosophy of technology, and literary fiction. They show us, for example, ideas for a solar kitchen restaurant; a flypaper robotic clock; a menstruation machine; a cloud-seeding truck; a phantom-limb sensation recorder; and devices for food foraging that use the tools of synthetic biology. Dunne and Raby contend that if we speculate more—about everything—reality will become more malleable. The ideas freed by speculative design increase the odds of achieving desirable futures.

Constructive Anatomy Book
Score: 2
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Constructive Anatomy


  • Author : George B. Bridgman
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Release Date : 2014-05-20
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 58
  • ISBN 10 : 9783736812376

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George Brant Bridgman (1865–1943) was a Canadian-American painter, writer, and teacher in the fields of anatomy and figure drawing. Bridgman taught anatomy for artists at the Art Students League of New York for some 45 years. Constructive Anatomy: Illustrated by George B. Bridgman. Excellent book of anatomical drawing instruction. Ideal for beginning to intermediate artists, begins with instruction on drawing hands and works its way through the human body giving detailed instruction on how to draw realistic human figures. The drawings that are presented here show the conceptions that have proved simplest and most effective in constructing the human figure. The eye in drawing must follow a line or a plane or a mass. In the process of drawing, this may become a moving line, or a moving plane, or a moving mass. The line, in actual construction, must come first; but as mental construction must precede physical, so the concept of mass must come first, that of plane second, that of line last. Masses of about the same size or proportion are conceived not as masses, but as one mass; those of different proportions, in respect to their movement, are conceived as wedging into each other, or as morticed or interlocking.

Introduction to Evolutionary Computing Book
Score: 5
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Introduction to Evolutionary Computing


  • Author : Agoston E. Eiben
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-03-14
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9783662050941

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The first complete overview of evolutionary computing, the collective name for a range of problem-solving techniques based on principles of biological evolution, such as natural selection and genetic inheritance. The text is aimed directly at lecturers and graduate and undergraduate students. It is also meant for those who wish to apply evolutionary computing to a particular problem or within a given application area. The book contains quick-reference information on the current state-of-the-art in a wide range of related topics, so it is of interest not just to evolutionary computing specialists but to researchers working in other fields.

A Little History of the World Book
Score: 4
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A Little History of the World


  • Author : E. H. Gombrich
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 461
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300213973

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A Little History of the World Excerpt :

E. H. Gombrich's Little History of the World, though written in 1935, has become one of the treasures of historical writing since its first publication in English in 2005. The Yale edition alone has now sold over half a million copies, and the book is available worldwide in almost thirty languages. Gombrich was of course the best-known art historian of his time, and his text suggests illustrations on every page. This illustrated edition of the Little History brings together the pellucid humanity of his narrative with the images that may well have been in his mind's eye as he wrote the book. The two hundred illustrations—most of them in full color—are not simple embellishments, though they are beautiful. They emerge from the text, enrich the author's intention, and deepen the pleasure of reading this remarkable work. For this edition the text is reset in a spacious format, flowing around illustrations that range from paintings to line drawings, emblems, motifs, and symbols. The book incorporates freshly drawn maps, a revised preface, and a new index. Blending high-grade design, fine paper, and classic binding, this is both a sumptuous gift book and an enhanced edition of a timeless account of human history.