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Outnumbered: Exploring the Algorithms That Cont...
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Our increasing reliance on technology and the Internet has opened a window for mathematicians and data researchers to gaze through into our lives. Using the data they are constantly collecting about where we travel, where we shop, what we buy, what interests us, they can begin to predict our daily habits, and increasingly we are relinquishing our decision making to algorithms - are we giving up this up too easily?  The media report daily on some new way our privacy is being violated, but without understanding what mathematics can and can't do it is impossible to get a handle on how it is changing our lives.  Outnumbered is a journey to the dark side of mathematics, from how it dictates our social media activities to our travel routes. David Sumpter investigates whether mathematics is sucking the mystery out of life, making everything too predictable and crossing dangerous lines when it comes to what we can make decisions about.  This book shows how maths impacts all parts of our lives: from the algorithms that decide whom we interact with to the statistical methods that categorise us as potential criminals. It tests financial algorithms that purport to generate money from nothing and reveals that we are constantly manipulated by the maths used by others, from algorithms choosing the news we hear to automated hospital waiting lists deciding whether we receive treatment.  Using interviews with those people working at the cutting edge of mathematical research, Outnumbered explains how maths and stats work in the real world and what we should and shouldn't worry about.  1. Language: English. Narrator: David West. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033548/bk_adbl_033548_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 28.05.2020
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The Removes: A Novel , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 672min
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As the first wave of pioneers travel westward to settle the American frontier, two women discover their inner strength when their lives are irrevocably changed by the hardship of the wild west in The Removes, a historical audiobook from New York Times best-selling and award-winning author Tatjana Soli. Spanning the years of the first great settlement of the west, The Removes tells the intertwining stories of 15-year-old Anne Cummins, frontierswoman Libbie Custer, and Libbie’s husband, the Civil War hero George Armstrong Custer. When Anne survives a surprise attack on her family’s homestead, she is thrust into a difficult life she never anticipated - living among the Cheyenne as both a captive and, eventually, a member of the tribe. Libbie, too, is thrown into a brutal, unexpected life when she marries Custer. They move out to the territories with the US Army, where Libbie is challenged daily and her worldview expanded: the pampered daughter of a small-town judge, she transforms into a daring camp follower. But when what Anne and Libbie have come to know - self-reliance, freedom, danger - is suddenly altered through tragedy and loss, they realize how indelibly shaped they are by life on the treacherous, extraordinary American plains.  With taut, suspenseful writing, Tatjana Soli tells the exhilarating stories of Libbie and Anne, who have grown like weeds into women unwilling to be restrained by the strictures governing 19th-century society. The Removes is a powerful, transporting audiobook about the addictive intensity and freedom of the American frontier. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Xe Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/003537/bk_aren_003537_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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From motorisation to people-centric cities: bic...
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"In the twentieth century, as motorisation progressed, cities poured most of their investment into roads, to accommodate motorised traffic" (Godefrooijet al, 2009, p7). Automobile dependence has risen since then, contributing to problems associated with declining city centres, increases in air pollution, traffic noise and road accidents (Greene and Wegener, 1997). Urban planners and city managers, together with politicians, are now faced with the task of reconstructing South African cities that carry the legacy of apartheid urban planning and development (Donaldson, 2001). These cities remain fragmented and continue to support a huge reliance on private car ownership. Research deems automobile dependence as being highly unsustainable, and as such this study begins to seek alternatives. Bicycling therefore gains recognition as one of the most sustainable modes of travel. This book seeks to delve into the feasibility of instigating a bicycling initiative in an automobile-centric city of Johannesburg.

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Stand: 28.05.2020
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Changing of Asian Outlooks and New Travel Deman...
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The analytical book, 'Changing of Asian Outlooks and New Travel Demands for the Global Tourism', explores the present Asian long inherited traditions, outlooks and homogeneous characteristics, especially social & cultural traditions, values, ethnicity and emotions, which are now going to be changed gradually and unfasten the traditional traits & culture. These changing of social predominant values of the peoples of Southeast, South and East-Asian countries have been influencing much on the decision-making matters in families as well as in the Asian societies. The long period colonial exploitation & struggle and gradually social transformation have prepared Asian peoples' growing their self-reliance, self-esteem and the economic uplift that have brought to changes more in their lifestyles and freethinking about the world & other societies. Asian cultural tradition places a high value on education for self-improvement, self-esteem & family ethnicity. Education acts as a key factor to social mobility & creating economic opportunity. The Asian rapid economic growth, modern technology & the present global interactions encourage the youths creating demands for visiting other societies.

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The Gown
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One of the most anticipated reads from USA Today, InStyle, HelloGiggles, Hypable, Bookbub, and Bookriot!One of Real Simple's Best Historical Fiction novels of the year!"For fans of "The Crown," looking for history served up as intimate drama, and those seeking another angle on royal lives, "The Gown" seems likely to dazzle and delight." - The Washington Post"The Gown is marvelous and moving, a vivid portrait of female self-reliance in a world racked by the cost of war."--Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice NetworkFrom the internationally bestselling author of Somewhere in France comes an enthralling historical novel about one of the most famous wedding dresses of the twentieth century-Queen Elizabeth's wedding gown-and the fascinating women who made it."Millions will welcome this joyous event as a flash of color on the long road we have to travel."-Sir Winston Churchill on the news of Princess Elizabeth's forthcoming weddingLondon, 1947: Besieged by the harshest winter in living memory, burdened by onerous shortages and rationing, the people of postwar Britain are enduring lives of quiet desperation despite their nation's recent victory. Among them are Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassin, embroiderers at the famed Mayfair fashion house of Norman Hartnell. Together they forge an unlikely friendship, but their nascent hopes for a brighter future are tested when they are chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime honor: taking part in the creation of Princess Elizabeth's wedding gown.Toronto, 2016: More than half a century later, Heather Mackenzie seeks to unravel the mystery of a set of embroidered flowers, a legacy from her late grandmother. How did her beloved Nan, a woman who never spoke of her old life in Britain, come to possess the priceless embroideries that so closely resemble the motifs on the stunning gown worn by Queen Elizabeth II at her wedding almost seventy years before? And what was her Nan's connection to the celebrated textile artist and holocaust survivor Miriam Dassin?With The Gown, Jennifer Robson takes us inside the workrooms where one of the most famous wedding gowns in history was created. Balancing behind-the-scenes details with a sweeping portrait of a society left reeling by the calamitous costs of victory, she introduces readers to three unforgettable heroines, their points of view alternating and intersecting throughout its pages, whose lives are woven together by the pain of survival, the bonds of friendship, and the redemptive power of love.

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 28.05.2020
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Aftershock
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For four consecutive days in early 2010, it was the number one news story in the world. Ten Americans left the security and comfort of their homes, placed jobs on hold, and left family and friends behind to help Haitian children victimized by the January 12, 2010, earthquake. Despite their admirable intents, the Christians were charged with kidnapping, criminal association, and attempting to arrange 'irregular' travel. What Satan intended for evil, God used for good. Experience their unwavering faith. Experience their reliance on God's sustaining power, His endless grace, and His abiding presence. And trust, as they trust, that God will use their sacrifices to bring about meaningful change in Haiti. The full measure of their service is yet to be realized ...

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 28.05.2020
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Common Cents Without Dollar Pain
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Destined as a landmark in financial and life fitness for American youth, Common Cents Without Dollar Pain is a comprehensive first practical guide for teenagers and young people on how to deal with the economic system that is their life environment. Undoubtedly, current and future generations will rely on this timely reference far beyond their teenage years. Grandparents & parents, aunts & uncles will all want to give this book. The perfect birthday, graduation or incentive gift, it is also bound to be a core resource book for new, cutting edge high school financial fitness courses. It should be in every campus store. The military training establishment, family services, and every base and unit library should have it. It is an ideal sales offering for the military post exchange system and in 'big box' stores. Seeing the serious lack of individual financial literacy exposed in the financial crisis of 2008, long concerned for the lack of youth financial instruction, and hearing demand for this book from all sides, the authors bring a lifetime of global experience in many fields to their mission: guiding young Americans how to earn, save, and not make mistakes. The book is a strong advocate for youth - whether their background has support and advantages, or they've never had a parent, teacher or mentor in their corner. Relevant and timely, the book brings economic tools and understanding so readers can realize the fruits of their labor and participate in the American Dream. Nobody ever gave you a boost? Brodie and Wright will. You never got this course in high school? Here it is. The constant theme is to promote financial skills as a critical avenue to self reliance and personal freedom. Long overdue and uniquely and thoughtfully composed in breadth and depth, the book addresses how to select an education, manage your first credit card, buy and maintain a car correctly, travel internationally without getting into trouble - and dozens and dozens of other building blocks

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Aftershock: A Journey of Faith to Haiti
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For four consecutive days in early 2010, it was the number one news story in the world. Ten Americans left the security and comfort of their homes, placed jobs on hold, and left family and friends behind to help Haitian children victimized by the January 12, 2010, earthquake. Despite their admirable intents, the Christians were charged with kidnapping, criminal association, and attempting to arrange 'irregular' travel. What Satan intended for evil, God used for good. Experience their unwavering faith. Experience their reliance on God's sustaining power, His endless grace, and His abiding presence. And trust, as they trust, that God will use their sacrifices to bring about meaningful change in Haiti. The full measure of their service is yet to be realized ...

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Starting Out In the Afternoon
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Jill Frayne's long-term relationship was ending and her daughter was about to graduate and leave home. She decided to pack up her life and head for the Yukon. Driving alone across the country from her home just north of Toronto, describing the land as it changes from Precambrian Shield to open prairie, Jill finds that solitude in the wilds is not what she expected. She is actively engaged by nature, her moods reflected in the changing landscape and weather. Camping in her tent as she travels, she begins to let go of the world she's leaving and to enter the realm of the solitary traveller. There are many challenges in store. She has booked a place on a two-week sea-kayaking trip in the Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia; though she owns a canoe, she has never been in a kayak. As the departure nears, she dreads it. Nor does it work any miracle charm on her, as she is isolated from her fellow travellers; yet the landscape and wild beauty of the old hunt camps gradually affects her. Halfway, as she begins to have energy left at the end of the day's exertions, she notes: 'This is as relaxed as I have ever been, as free from anxious future-thinking as I have ever managed.” From there she heads north, taking ferries up the Inside Passage and using her bicycle and tent to explore the wet, mountainous places along the way. Again, she feels self-conscious when alone in public, but once she strikes out into nature, the wilderness begins to work its magic on her, and she begins to feel a bond with the land and a kind of serenity. Moreover, she comes to realize that this self-reliance is an important step. Many travel narratives involve some kind of inner journey, a seeking of knowledge and of self. Set in the same part of the world, Jonathan Raban's A Passage to Juneau ended up being 'an exploration into the wilderness of the human heart.” Kevin Patterson used his months sailing from Vancouver to Tahiti to consider his life in The Water in Between, while the Bhutanese landscape worked a profound transformation on Jamie Zeppa in Beyond the Sky and the Earth. In This Cold Heaven, Gretel Ehrlich chose not to put herself into the story, but described the landscape with a similar hunger and intensity, while Sharon Butala has written deeply and personally about her physical and spiritual connection with the prairies in The Perfection of the Morning and other work. In Starting Out in the Afternoon, Frayne struggles to come to terms with her vulnerabilities and begins to find peace. In beautifully spare but potent language, she delivers an inspiring, contemplative memoir of the middle passage of a woman's life and an eloquent meditation on the solace of living close to the wild land. Eventually what has begun as a three-month trip becomes a personal journey of several years, during which she is on the move and testing herself in the wilderness. She conquers her fears and begins a new relationship with nature, exuberant at becoming a competent outdoorswoman. 'Despite a late start I expect to spend the rest of my life dashing off the highway, pursuing this know-how, plumbing the outdoors side of life.”

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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