The Scattering

The Scattering
  • Author : Kimberly McCreight
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2017-05-02
  • ISBN : 9780062359148

The Scattering Book Review:

New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight raises the stakes in the second book of the heart-pounding Outliers trilogy, a uniquely speculative story about secrets, betrayal, and a world where one small group of people are blessed—or cursed—with an incredible power. Wylie may have escaped the camp in Maine, but she is far from safe. The best way for her to protect herself is to understand her ability, fast. But after spending a lifetime trying to ignore her own feelings, giving in to her ability to read other peoples’ emotions is as difficult as it is dangerous. And Wylie isn’t the only one at risk. Ever since they returned home, Jasper has been spiraling, wracked with guilt over what happened to Cassie. After all they’ve been through together, Wylie and Jasper would do anything for each other, but she doesn’t know if their bond is strong enough to overcome demons from the past. It is amid this uncertainty and fear that Wylie finds herself confronted with a choice. She was willing to do whatever it took to help Cassie, but is she prepared to go to the same extremes to help complete strangers . . . even if they are just like her?

The Outliers

The Outliers
  • Author : Kimberly McCreight
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2016-05-03
  • ISBN : 9780062359117

The Outliers Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia comes a fast-paced teen series where one girl learns that in a world of intrigue, betrayal, and deeply buried secrets, it is vital to trust your instincts. It all starts with a text: Please, Wylie, I need your help. Wylie hasn’t heard from Cassie in over a week, not since their last fight. But that doesn’t matter. Cassie’s in trouble, so Wylie decides to do what she has done so many times before: save her best friend from herself. This time it’s different, though. Instead of telling Wylie where she is, Cassie sends cryptic clues. And instead of having Wylie come by herself, Jasper shows up saying Cassie sent him to help. Trusting the guy who sent Cassie off the rails doesn’t feel right, but Wylie has no choice but to ignore her gut instinct and go with him. But figuring out where Cassie is goes from difficult to dangerous, fast. As Wylie and Jasper head farther and farther north into the dense woods of Maine, Wylie struggles to control her growing sense that something is really wrong. What isn’t Cassie telling them? And could finding her be only the beginning? In this breakneck tale, New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight brilliantly chronicles a fateful journey that begins with a single decision—and ends up changing everything.

The Collide

The Collide
  • Author : Kimberly McCreight
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2018-07-03
  • ISBN : 9780062359179

The Collide Book Review:

The much-anticipated final book in New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight’s Outliers trilogy. KEEP YOUR ENEMIES CLOSE. Wylie is finally out of the detention center, but that doesn’t mean she’s safe. As much as she wants to forget everything that's happened and return to her normal life, Wylie knows that true freedom means discovering, once and for all, who is hunting the girls who are Outliers—and why. Armed with only a few clues and a handful of trusted allies, Wylie sets out to separate fact from fiction. But soon she is unearthing long-buried secrets and finds herself entangled in a conspiracy that is much bigger and more dangerous than she ever could have imagined. Worse yet, the nearer Wylie gets to discovering the truth, the closer her enemies get to silencing her and the other girls. This time, maybe forever. In the explosive conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight’s Outliers series, Wylie learns that when danger lurks in unexpected places, fighting for who and what you believe in can matter even more than you realized . . . and that trusting yourself might be the one thing that saves you.

Reconstructing Amelia

Reconstructing Amelia
  • Author : Kimberly McCreight
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2013-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781471129445

Reconstructing Amelia Book Review:

Stressed single mother and law partner Kate is in the meeting of her career when she is interrupted by a telephone call to say that her teenaged daughter Amelia has been suspended from her exclusive Brooklyn prep school for cheating on an exam. Torn between her head and her heart, she eventually arrives at St Grace's over an hour late, to be greeted by sirens wailing and ambulance lights blazing. Her daughter has jumped off the roof of the school, apparently in shame of being caught. A grieving Kate can't accept that her daughter would kill herself: it was just the two of them and Amelia would never leave her alone like this. And so begins an investigation which takes her deep into Amelia's private world, into her journals, her email account and into the mind of a troubled young girl. Then Kate receives an anonymous text saying simply: AMELIA DIDN'T JUMP. Is someone playing with her or has she been right all along?

Where They Found Her

Where They Found Her
  • Author : Kimberly McCreight
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2015-04-14
  • ISBN : 9780062225481

Where They Found Her Book Review:

“McCreight creates a world that pulls us in completely and genuinely, with characters that can enrage, amuse, and fill us with empathy. It’s a thrilling novel.”—GILLIAN FLYNN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl Motherhood hasn’t been easy for Molly Anderson, and the years since the loss of her second child have been a particular struggle. But six months after moving from New York City to sophisticated Ridgedale, New Jersey, she’s finally enjoying life again, as mother of a five-year-old daughter and fledgling arts reporter for the local paper. But this tenuous stability is threatened when the body of a newborn is found in the woods behind prestigious Ridgedale University and Molly is assigned the story. Over the objections of her increasingly concerned husband, Molly dives into reporting, determined to prove herself by uncovering the truth. What she finds is a decades-old trail of dark secrets that winds through every corner of the town. Told from the perspectives of Molly; Barbara, wife of Ridgedale’s police chief, whose faltering son is unraveling her picture-perfect life; and a sixteen-year old high school dropout, Sandy, who is dealing with her wayward mother, Where They Found Her reveals that the tragic truth about what happened to the baby lies at the unexpected intersection of these three very different women’s lives. It is a taut and profoundly moving novel about mothers and daughters—the fierce bonds that unite them and the deceit that can drive them apart. But most of all it’s about the heartbreakingly high price of history. The past can be artfully denied, but never truly buried.

Friends Like These

Friends Like These
  • Author : Kimberly McCreight
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2021-09-07
  • ISBN : 9780063061583

Friends Like These Book Review:

A GMA Buzz Pick “Kim McCreight's thrillers are smart, propulsive and impossible to put down." —Laura Dave, author of The Last Thing He Told Me In this relentlessly twisty literary thriller from New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight, a desperate intervention brings together a group of college friends 10 years after graduation—a reunion marked by lies, betrayal, and murder. Coming Soon from Amblin Television Six college friends have reunited for a glamorous weekend in the Catskills, a decade after a fatal accident that nearly destroyed them. Keith, once the ringleader of the group, was a handsome charmer on the fast track to success. Now he’s spiraling into addiction and stands at the edge of losing it all. This weekend is the last chance to save him. But Keith, it turns out, is not the only one who needs saving. By dawn on Sunday morning, a car has been found deep in the woods—one of the friends is dead, another is missing. When a local detective turns up to investigate, it’s clear the group is hiding something ominous. Haunted by her sister’s murder years ago, Detective Julia Scutt has her own share of problems. But she’s a skilled detective, and knows a rehearsed story when she hears one. It is up to Julia to untangle a decade-long web of friendship, lies and betrayals to discover the truth. But first she needs to face her own past—including the secrets that could, in the end, offer the key to everything. A story of unconditional love, obsession, and the sometimes-impossible choices we have to make in the name of loyalty, Friends Like These is a relentlessly twisty, roller-coaster of a novel.

Sorrowland

Sorrowland
  • Author : Rivers Solomon
  • Publisher : MCD
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2021-05-04
  • ISBN : 9780374722807

Sorrowland Book Review:

A TIME 100 Must-Read Book of 2021 A New York Times Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Book of 2021 The Stonewall Book Award winner of 2022 Named a Best Book of 2021 by NPR, The New York Public Library, Publishers Weekly and more! A triumphant, genre-bending breakout novel from one of the boldest new voices in contemporary fiction. Vern—seven months pregnant and desperate to escape the strict religious compound where she was raised—flees for the shelter of the woods. There, she gives birth to twins, and plans to raise them far from the influence of the outside world. But even in the forest, Vern is a hunted woman. Forced to fight back against the community that refuses to let her go, she unleashes incredible brutality far beyond what a person should be capable of, her body wracked by inexplicable and uncanny changes. To understand her metamorphosis and to protect her small family, Vern has to face the past, and more troublingly, the future—outside the woods. Finding the truth will mean uncovering the secrets of the compound she fled but also the violent history in America that produced it. Rivers Solomon’s Sorrowland is a genre-bending work of Gothic fiction. Here, monsters aren’t just individuals, but entire nations. It is a searing, seminal book that marks the arrival of a bold, unignorable voice in American fiction.

Statistics of Metal Fatigue in Engineering: Planning and Analysis of Metal Fatigue Tests

Statistics of Metal Fatigue in Engineering: Planning and Analysis of Metal Fatigue Tests
  • Author : Stefan Einbock
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 180
  • Relase : 2018-09-28
  • ISBN : 9783752857726

Statistics of Metal Fatigue in Engineering: Planning and Analysis of Metal Fatigue Tests Book Review:

It is often difficult to become familiar with the field of metal fatigue analysis. Among other reasons, statistics being an important one. Therefore this book focuses on the basics of statistics for metal fatigue analysis. It is written for engineers in the fields of simulation, testing and design who look for a quick introduction to the statistics of metal fatigue. This book enables you - to understand and apply the statistics for metal fatigue in engeneering - to evaluate metal fatigue test data (S-N curves and endurance limits) statistically using probability net and regression - to evaluate endurance limits with the stair case method or the probit method - to calculate safety factors for your components - to assess the impact of small sample sizes - to find and evaluate outliers statistically and - to compare samples with statistic tests like the t-Test. In order to ensure a quick understanding, this book focuses on the most important methods and is limited to the downright necessary mathematics. In addition, you will find helpful tips and experiences for a significant improvement of our learning efficiency. For a comprehensible arrangement of the content many illustrations are utilized, which represents the text. In addition to it, a simple, clear language is consciously used. In order to consolidate the understanding, the theory is also supplemented by extensive job relevant exercises. For easy application of the methods of metal fatigue in engeneering you will find useful Excel tools for your own analysis. These cover the basics of the important methods of this book and can be downloaded for free.

Small Angle X-Ray and Neutron Scattering from Solutions of Biological Macromolecules

Small Angle X-Ray and Neutron Scattering from Solutions of Biological Macromolecules
  • Author : Dmitri I. Svergun,Michel H. J. Koch,Peter A. Timmins,Roland P. May
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 358
  • Relase : 2013-08-08
  • ISBN : 9780199639533

Small Angle X-Ray and Neutron Scattering from Solutions of Biological Macromolecules Book Review:

Small-angle scattering of X-rays or neutrons is a technique that allows one to study the structures and interactions of disordered materials like polymers in the solid state, melt or solution or metal clusters in alloys. It is also the method of choice to characterize biological macromolecules in solution, in particular when they cannot be crystallized. A further advantage of the technique is that it can easily be combined with standard perturbation methods such as temperature and pressure jumps and stopped flow mixing thus offering useful information complementary to spectroscopic methods. The book describes all aspects of the technique: instrumentation, sample requirements, data interpretation and modelling methods in a comprehensive way and gives examples of applications in various fields of biophysics and biochemistry. Appendices describe the mathematical background and additional resources relevant to the method.

Biotechnologies for Plant Mutation Breeding

Biotechnologies for Plant Mutation Breeding
  • Author : Joanna Jankowicz-Cieslak,Thomas H. Tai,Jochen Kumlehn,Bradley J. Till
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 340
  • Relase : 2016-12-08
  • ISBN : 9783319450216

Biotechnologies for Plant Mutation Breeding Book Review:

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license. This book offers 19 detailed protocols on the use of induced mutations in crop breeding and functional genomics studies, which cover topics including chemical and physical mutagenesis, phenotypic screening methods, traditional TILLING and TILLING by sequencing, doubled haploidy, targeted genome editing, and low-cost methods for the molecular characterization of mutant plants that are suitable for laboratories in developing countries. The collection of protocols equips users with the techniques they need in order to start a program on mutation breeding or functional genomics using both forward and reverse-genetic approaches. Methods are provided for seed and vegetatively propagated crops (e.g. banana, barley, cassava, jatropha, rice) and can be adapted for use in other species.

Introductory Statistics

Introductory Statistics
  • Author : Robert Gould,Colleen Nooter Ryan,Michelle Boué
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 736
  • Relase : 2016-01-15
  • ISBN : 0321823656

Introductory Statistics Book Review:

We live in a data-driven world, and the goal of this Canadian text is to teach students how to access and analyze these data critically. Canadian authors Jim Stallard and Michelle Boué emphasize that learning statistics extends beyond the classroom to an essential life skill, and want Canadian students to develop a "data habit of mind." Regardless of their math backgrounds, students will learn how to think about data and how to reason using data. With a clear, unintimidating writing style and carefully chosen pedagogy, this text makes data analysis accessible to all students. KEY TOPICS: Introduction to Data; Picturing Variation with Graphs; Numerical Summaries of Centre and Variation; Regression Analysis: Exploring Associations between Variables; Modelling Variation with Probability; Modeling Random Events: The Normal and Binomial Models; Survey Sampling and Inference; Hypothesis Testing for Population Proportions; Inferring Population Means; Associations between Categorical Variables; Multiple Comparisons and Analysis of Variance; Experimental Design: Controlling Variation; Inference without Normality;Inference for Regression MARKET: A textbook suitable for all introductory statistics courses

International Migrations in the Victorian Era

International Migrations in the Victorian Era
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Pages : 584
  • Relase : 2018-06-01
  • ISBN : 9789004366398

International Migrations in the Victorian Era Book Review:

International Migrations in the Victorian Era covers a wide range of case studies to unveil the complexity of transnational circulations and connections in the 19th century. It balances different scales of analysis: individual, local, regional, national and transnational.

Chop Suey Nation

Chop Suey Nation
  • Author : Ann Hui
  • Publisher : Douglas & McIntyre
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2019-02-02
  • ISBN : 9781771622233

Chop Suey Nation Book Review:

In 2016, Globe and Mail reporter Ann Hui drove across Canada, from Victoria to Fogo Island, to write about small-town Chinese restaurants and the families who run them. It was only after the story was published that she discovered her own family could have been included—her parents had run their own Chinese restaurant, The Legion Cafe, before she was born. This discovery, and the realization that there was so much of her own history she didn’t yet know, set her on a time-sensitive mission: to understand how, after generations living in a poverty-stricken area of Guangdong, China, her family had somehow wound up in Canada. Chop Suey Nation: The Legion Cafe and Other Stories from Canada’s Chinese Restaurantsweaves together Hui’s own family history—from her grandfather’s decision to leave behind a wife and newborn son for a new life, to her father’s path from cooking in rural China to running some of the largest “Western” kitchens in Vancouver, to the unravelling of a closely guarded family secret—with the stories of dozens of Chinese restaurant owners from coast to coast. Along her trip, she meets a Chinese-restaurant owner/small-town mayor, the owner of a Chinese restaurant in a Thunder Bay curling rink, and the woman who runs a restaurant alone, 365 days a year, on the very remote Fogo Island. Hui also explores the fascinating history behind “chop suey” cuisine, detailing the invention of classics like “ginger beef” and “Newfoundland chow mein,” and other uniquely Canadian fare like the “Chinese pierogies” of Alberta. Hui, who grew up in authenticity-obsessed Vancouver, begins her journey with a somewhat disparaging view of small-town “fake Chinese” food. But by the end, she comes to appreciate the essentially Chinese values that drive these restaurants—perseverance, entrepreneurialism and deep love for family. Using her own family’s story as a touchstone, she explores the importance of these restaurants in the country’s history and makes the case for why chop suey cuisine should be recognized as quintessentially Canadian.

Polarized Light in Nature

Polarized Light in Nature
  • Author : G. P. Konnen,G. P.. Können
  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Pages : 172
  • Relase : 1985-09-05
  • ISBN : 0521258626

Polarized Light in Nature Book Review:

A Good Marriage

A Good Marriage
  • Author : Kimberly McCreight
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2020-05-05
  • ISBN : 9780062367709

A Good Marriage Book Review:

COMING SOON FROM AMAZON AND NICOLE KIDMAN’S BLOSSOM FILMS A New York Times Summer Reads Selection | A People Best Book of the Summer | A Library Reads Pick | A Book Riot Addictive New Thriller to Add to Your TBR Pile | A Book of the Month Selection | A Publishers Weekly Summer Reads Pick | A Bookish Most-Anticipated Novel | A Good Morning America "Binge This!" Pick Big Little Lies meets Presumed Innocent in this “irresistible domestic drama” (Washington Post) from the New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia, in which a woman’s brutal murder reveals the perilous compromises some couples make—and the secrets they keep—in order to stay together. Lizzie Kitsakis is working late when she gets the call. Grueling hours are standard at elite law firms like Young & Crane, but they’d be easier to swallow if Lizzie was there voluntarily. Until recently, she’d been a happily underpaid federal prosecutor. That job and her brilliant, devoted husband Sam—she had everything she’d ever wanted. And then, suddenly, it all fell apart. No. That’s a lie. It wasn’t sudden, was it? Long ago the cracks in Lizzie’s marriage had started to show. She was just good at averting her eyes. The last thing Lizzie needs right now is a call from an inmate at Rikers asking for help—even if Zach Grayson is an old friend. But Zach is desperate: his wife, Amanda, has been found dead at the bottom of the stairs in their Brooklyn brownstone. And Zach’s the primary suspect. As Lizzie is drawn into the dark heart of idyllic Park Slope, she learns that Zach and Amanda weren’t what they seemed—and that their friends, a close-knit group of fellow parents at the exclusive Brooklyn Country Day school, might be protecting troubling secrets of their own. In the end, she’s left wondering not only whether her own marriage can be saved, but what it means to have a good marriage in the first place.

Illustrating Statistical Procedures: Finding Meaning in Quantitative Data

Illustrating Statistical Procedures: Finding Meaning in Quantitative Data
  • Author : Ray W. Cooksey
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 737
  • Relase : 2020-05-14
  • ISBN : 9789811525377

Illustrating Statistical Procedures: Finding Meaning in Quantitative Data Book Review:

This book occupies a unique position in the field of statistical analysis in the behavioural and social sciences in that it targets learners who would benefit from learning more conceptually and less computationally about statistical procedures and the software packages that can be used to implement them. This book provides a comprehensive overview of this important research skill domain with an emphasis on visual support for learning and better understanding. The primary focus is on fundamental concepts, procedures and interpretations of statistical analyses within a single broad illustrative research context. The book covers a wide range of descriptive, correlational and inferential statistical procedures as well as more advanced procedures not typically covered in introductory and intermediate statistical texts. It is an ideal reference for postgraduate students as well as for researchers seeking to broaden their conceptual exposure to what is possible in statistical analysis.

P Is for Pirate

P Is for Pirate
  • Author : Dave Burgess,Shelley Burgess,Genesis Kohler
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 54
  • Relase : 2014-11-21
  • ISBN : 0988217651

P Is for Pirate Book Review:

"Teaching is an adventure that stretches the imagination and calls for creativity every day! In P is for pirate, husband and wife team Dave and Shelley Burgess encourage and inspire educators to make their clasrooms fun and exciting places to learn" -- page 4 cover.

Pattern Recognition, Tracking and Vertex Reconstruction in Particle Detectors

Pattern Recognition, Tracking and Vertex Reconstruction in Particle Detectors
  • Author : Rudolf Frühwirth,Are Strandlie
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 203
  • Relase : 2021
  • ISBN : 9783030657710

Pattern Recognition, Tracking and Vertex Reconstruction in Particle Detectors Book Review:

This open access book is a comprehensive review of the methods and algorithms that are used in the reconstruction of events recorded by past, running and planned experiments at particle accelerators such as the LHC, SuperKEKB and FAIR. The main topics are pattern recognition for track and vertex finding, solving the equations of motion by analytical or numerical methods, treatment of material effects such as multiple Coulomb scattering and energy loss, and the estimation of track and vertex parameters by statistical algorithms. The material covers both established methods and recent developments in these fields and illustrates them by outlining exemplary solutions developed by selected experiments. The clear presentation enables readers to easily implement the material in a high-level programming language. It also highlights software solutions that are in the public domain whenever possible. It is a valuable resource for PhD students and researchers working on online or offline reconstruction for their experiments. .

Applied Linear Statistical Models

Applied Linear Statistical Models
  • Author : Michael H. Kutner
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Pages : 1396
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : 0071122214

Applied Linear Statistical Models Book Review:

Applied Linear Statistical Models 5e is the long established leading authoritative text and reference on statistical modeling. For students in most any discipline where statistical analysis or interpretation is used, ALSM serves as the standard work. The text includes brief introductory and review material, and then proceeds through regression and modeling for the first half, and through ANOVA and Experimental Design in the second half. All topics are presented in a precise and clear style supported with solved examples, numbered formulae, graphic illustrations, and "Notes" to provide depth and statistical accuracy and precision. Applications used within the text and the hallmark problems, exercises, and projects are drawn from virtually all disciplines and fields providing motivation for students in virtually any college. The Fifth edition provides an increased use of computing and graphical analysis throughout, without sacrificing concepts or rigor. In general, the 5e uses larger data sets in examples and exercises, and where methods can be automated within software without loss of understanding, it is so done.

Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence

Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence
  • Author : B. Uma Shankar,Kuntal Ghosh,Deba Prasad Mandal,Shubhra Sankar Ray,David Zhang,Sankar K. Pal
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 695
  • Relase : 2017-11-22
  • ISBN : 9783319699004

Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence Book Review:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence, PReMI 2017,held in Kolkata, India, in December 2017. The total of 86 full papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 293 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: pattern recognition and machine learning; signal and image processing; computer vision and video processing; soft and natural computing; speech and natural language processing; bioinformatics and computational biology; data mining and big data analytics; deep learning; spatial data science and engineering; and applications of pattern recognition and machine intelligence.