Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 348
  • Relase : 2009-07-29
  • ISBN : 9780309142397

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States Book Review:

Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.

Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident

Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident
  • Author : DIANE Publishing Company,Southgate Publishers
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 1995-07
  • ISBN : 9780788119125

Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident Book Review:

Reviews the circumstances surrounding the Challenger accident to establish the probable cause or causes of the accident. Develops recommendations for corrective or other action based upon the Commission1s findings and determinations. Color photos, charts and tables.

The Circle

The Circle
  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2013-10-08
  • ISBN : 9780345808608

The Circle Book Review:

LONGLISTED 2015 – International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, bestselling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

Information Theory, Inference and Learning Algorithms

Information Theory, Inference and Learning Algorithms
  • Author : David J. C. MacKay,David J. C. Mac Kay
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 694
  • Relase : 2003-09-25
  • ISBN : 0521642981

Information Theory, Inference and Learning Algorithms Book Review:

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Cry for Help: An Addictive and Gripping Mystery and Suspense Novel

Cry for Help: An Addictive and Gripping Mystery and Suspense Novel
  • Author : Wendy Dranfield
  • Publisher : Detective Madison Harper
  • Pages : 318
  • Relase : 2021-02-22
  • ISBN : 1800191340

Cry for Help: An Addictive and Gripping Mystery and Suspense Novel Book Review:

Shivering in the early morning chill, the caretaker flips the switch on the Ferris wheel and stumbles back in shock. The teenage girl's body is slumped in a halo of pretty colored lights, long red hair spilling over her tear-stained cheeks, her eyes fixed forever on her dangling feet. When teenager Nikki Jackson's body is found at an amusement park, just hours after Fourth of July fireworks lit up the night sky, the Lost Creek police rule her death as suicide-a devastating final act from a girl who had lost all hope. But the absence of the knife used to make the wounds on her delicate wrists makes Detective Madison Harper think otherwise. And the partial fingerprint found on the girl's face proves her right. Someone else was with Nikki in her final moments... Back home in Colorado for the first time in seven years to investigate the murder of a woman with ties to the son she lost to the care system, the pressure is on for Madison to work both cases at once. Fearing the team has missed a vital clue, Madison searches the crime scene alone and finds the last thing she ever expected: a note proving the victims knew each other, and that the cases are linked. Is this a coincidence, proof a dangerous murderer is on the loose, or a trap set to lead Madison off the trail? It's only when Madison finally finds the knife used to harm Nikki, tucked in an almost impossible to find hiding place, that she knows she is closing-in on a twisted killer. But the last person she expects to see dragged into the department in handcuffs is her own missing son... An absolutely unputdownable crime thriller that will have you sleeping with the lights on. Addictive reading for anyone who loves Lisa Regan, Robert Dugoni and Melinda Leigh. Everyone is talking about Cry For Help 'Oh man, what a rollercoaster of a ride... jaw-dropping and edge-of-the-seat stuff... couldn't put it down till it was finished!' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Absolutely LOVED... Kept me guessing right up to the end. Non-stop from page one. This is a must-read!' Owl Books, 5 stars

Everything and Less

Everything and Less
  • Author : Mark McGurl
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Pages : 337
  • Relase : 2021-10-19
  • ISBN : 9781839763854

Everything and Less Book Review:

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist Best Book of Fall (Esquire) and a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 (Lit Hub) What Has Happened to Fiction in the Age of Platform Capitalism? Since it was first launched in 1994, Amazon has changed the world of literature. The “Everything Store” has not just transformed how we buy books; it has affected what we buy, and even what we read. In Everything and Less, acclaimed critic Mark McGurl explores this new world where writing is no longer categorized as high or lowbrow, literature or popular fiction. Charting a course spanning from Henry James to E. L. James, McGurl shows that contemporary writing has less to do with writing per se than with the manner of its distribution. This consumerist logic—if you like this, you might also like ...—has reorganized the fiction universe so that literary prize-winners sit alongside fantasy, romance, fan fiction, and the infinite list of hybrid genres and self-published works. This is an innovation to be cautiously celebrated. Amazon’s platform is not just a retail juggernaut but an aesthetic experiment driven by an unseen algorithm rivaling in the depths of its effects any major cultural shift in history. Here all fiction is genre fiction, and the niches range from the categories of crime and science fiction to the more refined interests of Adult Baby Diaper Lover erotica. Everything and Less is a hilarious and insightful map of both the commanding heights and sordid depths of fiction, past and present, that opens up an arresting conversation about why it is we read and write fiction in the first place.

How to Read a Paper

How to Read a Paper
  • Author : Trisha Greenhalgh
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 391
  • Relase : 2014-02-26
  • ISBN : 9781118801130

How to Read a Paper Book Review:

The best-selling introduction to evidence-based medicine In a clear and engaging style, How to Read a Paper demystifies evidence-based medicine and explains how to critically appraise published research and also put the findings into practice. An ideal introduction to evidence-based medicine, How to Read a Paper explains what to look for in different types of papers and how best to evaluate the literature and then implement the findings in an evidence-based, patient-centred way. Helpful checklist summaries of the key points in each chapter provide a useful framework for applying the principles of evidence-based medicine in everyday practice. This fifth edition has been fully updated with new examples and references to reflect recent developments and current practice. It also includes two new chapters on applying evidence-based medicine with patients and on the common criticisms of evidence-based medicine and responses. How to Read a Paper is a standard text for medical and nursing schools as well as a friendly guide for everyone wanting to teach or learn the basics of evidence-based medicine.

The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1852
  • ISBN : OSU:32435024899247

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The American Bookseller

The American Bookseller
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 846
  • Relase : 1890
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433000084586

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The Living Church

The Living Church
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 510
  • Relase : 1995-07
  • ISBN : WISC:89073117582

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Journal of Gas Lighting

Journal of Gas Lighting
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 856
  • Relase : 1862
  • ISBN : UCAL:C2623009

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Athenaeum and Literary Chronicle

Athenaeum and Literary Chronicle
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1460
  • Relase : 1852
  • ISBN : UCLA:L0063568109

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The Doorkeepers

The Doorkeepers
  • Author : Graham Masterton
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 313
  • Relase : 2012-10-26
  • ISBN : 9781448209071

The Doorkeepers Book Review:

Julia Winward has been missing for nearly a year. When her mutilated body is discovered in the Thames, her brother Josh travels to London from America, determined to find out what happened to her during that lost time. But nothing Josh discovers makes any sense and he soon unearths a terrible secret. Julia had been working for a company that shut down sixty years ago, and living at an address that hadn't existed since World War II. His investigation leads him to Ella, an eccentric young woman whose psychic abilities plunge them into a nightmarish alternate reality filled with unspeakable horror. First published in 2001, The Doorkeepers is a thriller of horrifying dimensions that will keep you gripped until the last page.

Flying the Line

Flying the Line
  • Author : George E. Hopkins
  • Publisher : Nicholson
  • Pages : 360
  • Relase : 1996
  • ISBN : 0960970819

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Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-room Companion

Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-room Companion
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 870
  • Relase : 1855
  • ISBN : UTEXAS:059172025600467

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How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease

How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : U.S. Government Printing Office
  • Pages : 728
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822037817723

How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease Book Review:

This report considers the biological and behavioral mechanisms that may underlie the pathogenicity of tobacco smoke. Many Surgeon General's reports have considered research findings on mechanisms in assessing the biological plausibility of associations observed in epidemiologic studies. Mechanisms of disease are important because they may provide plausibility, which is one of the guideline criteria for assessing evidence on causation. This report specifically reviews the evidence on the potential mechanisms by which smoking causes diseases and considers whether a mechanism is likely to be operative in the production of human disease by tobacco smoke. This evidence is relevant to understanding how smoking causes disease, to identifying those who may be particularly susceptible, and to assessing the potential risks of tobacco products.

Congressional Record

Congressional Record
  • Author : United States. Congress
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1218
  • Relase : 1971
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044116494444

Congressional Record Book Review:

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Behold a Pale Horse

Behold a Pale Horse
  • Author : William Cooper
  • Publisher : Light Technology Publishing
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2012-04-11
  • ISBN : 1622335023

Behold a Pale Horse Book Review:

Bill Cooper, former United States Naval Intelligence Briefing Team member, reveals information that remains hidden from the public eye. This information has been kept in Top Secret government files since the 1940s. His audiences hear the truth unfold as he writes about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the war on drugs, the Secret Government and UFOs. Bill is a lucid, rational and powerful speaker who intent is to inform and to empower his audience. Standing room only is normal. His presentation and information transcend partisan affiliations as he clearly addresses issues in a way that has a striking impact on listeners of all backgrounds and interests. He has spoken to many groups throughout the United States and has appeared regularly on many radio talk shows and on television. In 1988 Bill decided to "talk" due to events then taking place worldwide, events which he had seen plans for back in the early '70s. Since Bill has been "talking," he has correctly predicted the lowering of the Iron Curtain, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the invasion of Panama. All Bill's predictions were on record well before the events occurred. Bill is not a psychic. His information comes from Top Secret documents that he read while with the Intelligence Briefing Team and from over 17 years of thorough research. "Bill Cooper is the world's leading expert on UFOs." -- Billy Goodman, KVEG, Las Vegas. "The onlt man in America who has all the pieces to the puzzle that has troubled so many for so long." -- Anthony Hilder, Radio Free America "William Cooper may be one of America's greatest heros, and this story may be the biggest story in the history of the world." -- Mills Crenshaw, KTALK, Salt Lake City. "Like it or not, everything is changing. The result will be the most wonderful experience in the history of man or the most horrible enslavement that you can imagine. Be active or abdicate, the future is in your hands." -- William Cooper, October 24, 1989.

This Is Your Brain on Music

This Is Your Brain on Music
  • Author : Daniel J. Levitin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2006-08-03
  • ISBN : 9781101218914

This Is Your Brain on Music Book Review:

In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music—its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it—and the human brain. Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin poses that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, he reveals: • How composers produce some of the most pleasurable effects of listening to music by exploiting the way our brains make sense of the world • Why we are so emotionally attached to the music we listened to as teenagers, whether it was Fleetwood Mac, U2, or Dr. Dre • That practice, rather than talent, is the driving force behind musical expertise • How those insidious little jingles (called earworms) get stuck in our head A Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist, This Is Your Brain on Music will attract readers of Oliver Sacks and David Byrne, as it is an unprecedented, eye-opening investigation into an obsession at the heart of human nature.

MicroC/OS-II

MicroC/OS-II
  • Author : Jean Labrosse
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 605
  • Relase : 2002-02-05
  • ISBN : 9781482295603

MicroC/OS-II Book Review:

MicroC/OS II Second Edition describes the design and implementation of the MicroC/OS-II real-time operating system (RTOS). In addition to its value as a reference to the kernel, it is an extremely detailed and highly readable design study particularly useful to the embedded systems student. While documenting the design and implementation of the ker