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Life's Lottery

By Kim Newman
  • ISBN Code: : 1781165572
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
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A brand new edition of Life's Lottery - an exciting speculative fiction novel that invites the reader to assume the role of the protagonist! A role-playing novel that reveals how small decisions can have monumental consequences. If you choose the right possibilities you may live a long happy life, or be immensely rich, or powerful, or win the lottery. If you make other choices you may become a murderer, die young, make every mistake possible, or make no impression on life at all. The choice is yours.

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  • Pdf File: lotteries-for-education.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Lotteries are widely used to decide places (seats) at schools, colleges and universities. Conall Boyle explores many examples to find out why. The emotional turmoil that the use of ballots can cause to students and parents alike is graphically described. But lottery selection teaches lessons too; now we can find proper answers to controversial questions like "Does choice work?" This book will be of interest to parents, pupils and teachers as well as educational administrators. Any student applying for admission to a university course should learn about the amazing weighted lottery for entry to medical schools in the Netherlands. There is a better way: it's a lottery!

Introduction to Probability

By Joseph K. Blitzstein,Jessica Hwang
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 146657559X
  • Total of Pages : 596
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Members : 439
  • Pdf File: introduction-to-probability.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Developed from celebrated Harvard statistics lectures, Introduction to Probability provides essential language and tools for understanding statistics, randomness, and uncertainty. The book explores a wide variety of applications and examples, ranging from coincidences and paradoxes to Google PageRank and Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC). Additional application areas explored include genetics, medicine, computer science, and information theory. The print book version includes a code that provides free access to an eBook version. The authors present the material in an accessible style and motivate concepts using real-world examples. Throughout, they use stories to uncover connections between the fundamental distributions in statistics and conditioning to reduce complicated problems to manageable pieces. The book includes many intuitive explanations, diagrams, and practice problems. Each chapter ends with a section showing how to perform relevant simulations and calculations in R, a free statistical software environment.

Start Simple

By Lukas Volger
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062883607
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 239
  • Pdf File: start-simple.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From veteran food writer, recipe developer, and creator of the James Beard Award-winning Jarry magazine comes an innovative approach to vegetarian cooking. What have I got to eat? It’s a question we ask every time we open up the refrigerator or pantry door. It might be eggs, some cheese, and half a loaf of bread, or a box of wilting greens, garlic, and some sweet potatoes. Though these ingredients may not seem like much to make a delicious meal, recipe developer and author Lukas Volger knows it’s all you need. In Start Simple he offers a radically new, uncomplicated, and creative approach to cooking that allows you to use what you already have on hand to make great meals you didn’t think were possible. Magic can happen with just a few ingredients: sweet potatoes, tortillas, eggs, cabbage, hearty greens, beans, winter squash, mushrooms, tofu, summer squash, and cauliflower. Volger advises readers to stock up on these eleven building blocks instead of shopping for a single recipe. A protein (tofu, beans, eggs) is a foundation. A crunchy garnish (cabbage, greens) is a finishing touch. Once these structural components of a meal are established, home chefs can throw in their own variations and favorite flavors—mixing, matching, and adding ingredients to customize their dishes. While Start Simple is a vegetarian cookbook—none of the recipes include meat—Volger’s approach transcends categories. His methods aren’t about subscribing to a specific dietary regimen; they are about simply recognizing and embracing the way people cook and eat today. Creating weekly meal plans based on intricate recipes sounds good, but it can be difficult to execute. Having a well-stocked pantry paired with a choose-you-own adventure guide to creating simple yet inventive meals is more practical for your average home cook.

Relating to Responsibility

By Peter Cane,John Gardner
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1847310273
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 863
  • Pdf File: relating-to-responsibility.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The essays in this volume,written by eight of the world's leading legal theorists and philosophers, began life as papers presented at seminars (held in Canberra and New York) devoted to the ideas of Tony Honoré, who is one of the most important legal thinkers of his generation. The focus is on issues dealt with in Honoré's recent book, Responsibility and Fault (1999), including determinism and luck, causation, outcome responsibility, and the morality of strict liability. Honoré's book, and these essays, discuss fundamental questions about the relationship between moral and legal responsibility. They explore the contribution that the philosophy of action and of mind can make to understanding the law.

The Magic of Shirley Jackson

By Shirley Jackson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Book Code : 146680050X
  • Total of Pages : 753
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 505
  • Pdf File: the-magic-of-shirley-jackson.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This collection is a generous selection of Shirley Jackson's work, consisting of three complete books: The Bird's Nest, Life Among the Savages, Raising Demons, and eleven short stories--including the world-famous "The Lottery."

Numbers the Algebraic Formula

By Anthony Long
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1524684716
  • Total of Pages : 58
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Members : 591
  • Pdf File: numbers-the-algebraic-formula.pdf

Book Short Summary:

God gave us all the knowledge to learn and succeed in anything we want, but it is up to each individual to capture their own success. I was inspired to make this book when I was fifteen years old. But I didnt have the knowledge at that time. I became consumed with numbers and realized that numbers are what practically laid the foundation for everything. The metric system, time, work schedule, how much sleep we get, medicine dosage, the anatomy of the body organs, distance, temperature, history of earth, space, creation of life, chemistry, mechanical technology, computer technology, and many more things can be named that exist because of numbers. So dont just think of numbers when it comes to wealth. Think about lifes creations that came from the number two. Just think for a moment, if two people can make one and sometimes even multiple lives. We as a whole nation can win with unity and make a difference in everyone life. Make everyone wealthy by bringing about world peace. Eliminate greed. Make everyone financially equal.

The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton

By Diane Atkinson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1409051889
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : History
  • Members : 313
  • Pdf File: the-criminal-conversation-of-mrs-norton.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Caroline Norton, born in 1808, was a society beauty, poet and pamphleteer. Her good looks and wit attracted many male admirers, first her husband, the Honourable George Norton, and then the Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne. After years of simmering jealousy, George Norton accused Caroline and the Prime Minister of a ‘criminal conversation’ (adultery) resulting in a trial referred to as ‘the scandal of the century’. Cut off and bankrupted by George Norton, she went on to become one of the most important figures in changing the law for wives and mothers.

Uncertainty and Expectation

By Gerald Ashley
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 0470864702
  • Total of Pages : 188
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 738
  • Pdf File: uncertainty-and-expectation.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this entertaining and thoughtful book, Gerald Ashley sets out to explain what trading is, and lays out a modus operandi for being a trader and investor. He draws upon market anecdotes and examples from the past, seeking to debunk many myths surrounding financial markets, and to try and make the reader understand the real processes, risks and rewards that drive investment. In particular he examines ideas in market and individual investor behaviour, and questions the usefulness of many of todays standard investment techniques including benchmarks, charts, analysts and 'gurus'. He also lays out simple precepts for understanding investment risk and suggests ideas for managing your investments in today's markets.

Ghetto, Shtetl, Or Polis?

By Miriam Roshwald
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 0893702455
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : History
  • Members : 202
  • Pdf File: ghetto-shtetl-or-polis.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The late Miriam Roshwald here examines the role of the nineteenth-century ghetto or shtetl through the eyes of three contemporaneous Jewish writers: Karl Emil Franzos (1848-1904), Sholom Aleichem (aka Sholom Rabinovitz, 1859-1916), and Shmuel Yosef Agnon (aka Samuel Josef Czaczkes, 1888-1970).