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4 3 2 1

By Paul Auster
  • ISBN Code: : 0771009186
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Pages : 880
  • Category : Fiction
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 MAN BOOKER PRIZE A Globe and Mail Best Book A New York Times Notable Book of the Year From the internationally celebrated author of The New York Trilogy comes a sweeping story of birthright and possibility, of love and the fullness of life itself, in which we follow the four parallel lives, loves, and obsessions of one remarkable boy during a time of great change in America. On March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson's life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four Fergusons made of the same genetic material, four boys who are the same boy, will go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Family fortunes diverge. Loves and friendships and intellectual passions contrast. Chapter by chapter, the rotating narratives evolve into an elaborate dance of inner worlds enfolded within the outer forces of history as, one by one, the intimate plot of each Ferguson's story rushes on across the tumultuous and fractured terrain of mid-twentieth-century America. A boy grows up -- again and again and again. As inventive and dexterously constructed as anything Paul Auster has ever written, 4 3 2 1 is an unforgettable tour de force, the crowning work of this masterful writer's extraordinary career.

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  • Category : Business & Economics
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  • Pdf File: contemporary-issues-in-business-and-financial-management-in-eastern-europe.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This special 100th edition of Contemporary Issues in Economic and Financial Analysis dedicates 14 chapters to contemporary issues in business and financial management in Eastern Europe by authors invited mainly from the Rostov State University of Economics.

The Mathematica GuideBook for Symbolics

By Michael Trott
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 0387288155
  • Total of Pages : 1454
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 940
  • Pdf File: the-mathematica-guidebook-for-symbolics.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Provides reader with working knowledge of Mathematica and key aspects of Mathematica symbolic capabilities, the real heart of Mathematica and the ingredient of the Mathematica software system that makes it so unique and powerful Clear organization, complete topic coverage, and an accessible writing style for both novices and experts Website for book with additional materials: http://www/MathematicaGuideBooks.org Accompanying DVD containing all materials as an electronic book with complete, executable Mathematica 5.1 compatible code and programs, rendered color graphics, and animations

Objective Verbal Reasoning

By Vikas Publishing House
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  • Publisher : Vikas Publishing House
  • Book Code : 9325974177
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 972
  • Pdf File: objective-verbal-reasoning.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Test Prep for Objective Verbal Reasoning

Basic Aspects of Hearing

By Brian C.J. Moore,Roy D. Patterson,Ian M. Winter,Robert P. Carlyon,Hedwig E Gockel
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 146141590X
  • Total of Pages : 549
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 967
  • Pdf File: basic-aspects-of-hearing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The International Symposium on Hearing is a highly-prestigious, triennial event where world-class scientists present and discuss the most recent advances in the field of hearing research in animals and humans. Presented papers range from basic to applied research, and are of interest neuroscientists, otolaryngologists, psychologists, and artificial intelligence researchers. Basic Aspects of Hearing: Physiology and Perception includes the best papers from the 2012 International Symposium on Hearing. Over 50 chapters focus on the relationship between auditory physiology, psychoacoustics, and computational modeling.

Bayesian Inference for Stochastic Processes

By Lyle D. Broemeling
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1315303582
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Members : 801
  • Pdf File: bayesian-inference-for-stochastic-processes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is the first book designed to introduce Bayesian inference procedures for stochastic processes. There are clear advantages to the Bayesian approach (including the optimal use of prior information). Initially, the book begins with a brief review of Bayesian inference and uses many examples relevant to the analysis of stochastic processes, including the four major types, namely those with discrete time and discrete state space and continuous time and continuous state space. The elements necessary to understanding stochastic processes are then introduced, followed by chapters devoted to the Bayesian analysis of such processes. It is important that a chapter devoted to the fundamental concepts in stochastic processes is included. Bayesian inference (estimation, testing hypotheses, and prediction) for discrete time Markov chains, for Markov jump processes, for normal processes (e.g. Brownian motion and the Ornstein–Uhlenbeck process), for traditional time series, and, lastly, for point and spatial processes are described in detail. Heavy emphasis is placed on many examples taken from biology and other scientific disciplines. In order analyses of stochastic processes, it will use R and WinBUGS. Features: Uses the Bayesian approach to make statistical Inferences about stochastic processes The R package is used to simulate realizations from different types of processes Based on realizations from stochastic processes, the WinBUGS package will provide the Bayesian analysis (estimation, testing hypotheses, and prediction) for the unknown parameters of stochastic processes To illustrate the Bayesian inference, many examples taken from biology, economics, and astronomy will reinforce the basic concepts of the subject A practical approach is implemented by considering realistic examples of interest to the scientific community WinBUGS and R code are provided in the text, allowing the reader to easily verify the results of the inferential procedures found in the many examples of the book Readers with a good background in two areas, probability theory and statistical inference, should be able to master the essential ideas of this book.

Learning the vi and Vim Editors

By Arnold Robbins,Elbert Hannah
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Book Code : 1492078751
  • Total of Pages : 548
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 371
  • Pdf File: learning-the-vi-and-vim-editors.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Among the text editors being used in the programming community, perhaps the most important family is vi and its derivatives. With this updated edition, Unix and Linux users will learn text editing basics for both vi and Vim ("vi improved") before moving on to advanced editing tools for each editor. Authors Arnold Robbins and Elbert Hannah cover the latest major releases of Vim, including 8.0 and 8.2. If you're a programmer or computer analyst, or you work with browsers or command-line interfaces, using Vim can speed up your work and make complex tasks easier. You'll examine multiwindow editing, global search and replacement, and power tools for programmers, and learn how to write interactive macros and scripts to extend the editor--all in the easy-to-follow style that's made this book a classic. Go beyond the basics to learn which vi commands fit your specific needs Learn advanced vi tools that shift most of the editing burden to the computer Explore Vim tools that provide major improvements over vi Examine Vimâ??s multiwindow editing feature, a significant upgrade over vi Use Vim scripts to customize and tailor Vim to your needs Look at Vim in modern GUI environments with Graphical Vim (gvim) See Vim in the broader programming milieu, including usingit as an IDE

Mapping Antarctica

By Robert Clancy,John Manning,Henk Brolsma
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9400743211
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 975
  • Pdf File: mapping-antarctica.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Everyone likes maps and maps are always used to illustrate the many books on the Antarctic. Here the focus is reversed with contemporary maps telling the story – one that should be attractive to the widest audience as it is a unique approach complimenting what has gone before and providing something different for all interested in Antarctica.