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Social evolution and inclusive fitness theory : an introduction by James A. R Marshall( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social behavior has long puzzled evolutionary biologists, since the classical theory of natural selection maintains that individuals should not sacrifice their own fitness to affect that of others. Social Evolution and Inclusive Fitness Theory argues that a theory first presented in 1963 by William D. Hamilton{u2014}inclusive fitness theory{u2014}provides the most fundamental and general explanation for the evolution and maintenance of social behavior in the natural world. James Marshall guides readers through the vast and confusing literature on the evolution of social behavior, introducing and explaining the competing theories that claim to provide answers to questions such as why animals evolve to behave altruistically. Using simple statistical language and techniques that practicing biologists will be familiar with, he provides a comprehensive yet easily understandable treatment of key concepts and their repeated misinterpretations. Particular attention is paid to how more realistic features of behavior, such as nonadditivity and conditionality, can complicate analysis. Marshall highlights the general problem of identifying the underlying causes of evolutionary change, and proposes fruitful approaches to doing so in the study of social evolution. Social Evolution and Inclusive Fitness Theory describes how inclusive fitness theory addresses both simple and complex social scenarios, the controversies surrounding the theory, and how experimental work supports the theory as the most powerful explanation for social behavior and its evolution. --Provided by publisher
How to eat an elephant : achieving financial success one bite at a time by Frank Wiginton( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take control of your personal finances—one bite at a time Getting your financial house in order is a big job. At first, you might even feel like you've bitten off more than you can chew. But don't give up! In How to Eat an Elephant , you'll gain vital understanding of important personal finance basics in just one day a month. Rather than tackle the beast in one bite, you'll master it a little bit at a time. Supported by online resources, tools, and reports, you'll complete fundamental tasks and gain fundamental understanding in an orderly and effective way. With practical, easy-to-understand guidance, this book will show you how to reduce your debt and save on interest; improve your understanding of personal finance basics and gain new confidence; reduce stress and anxiety about your money; and use powerful online tools to organize all your financial information. Offers a structured, non-intimidating approach to personal finance that can be mastered in four hours a month Covers vital topics like budgeting, life insurance, investment products, retirement planning, wills and powers of attorney, and much more Written by Frank Wiginton, one of Canada's best-known personal finance speakers and gurus If it's time to take charge of your financial life, look no further. How to Eat an Elephant offers real solutions that will save you time, money, and headaches
Mind your business manners by Pamela Eyring( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding business etiquette and protocol intelligence gives professionals an edge. These soft skills may seem inconsequential, but they go a long way toward building your reputation and image. This Infoline is designed for anyone looking to understand the basics of professional etiquette. Readers will learn how to make proper introductions, greet international clients, and navigate business lunches and dinners
10 Steps to Successful Presentations by ASTD( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thought of giving a presentation often ranks at the top of the list of what people fear the most. 10 Steps to Successful Presentations provides readers with a proven 10-step process for developing and delivering an effective presentation based on real-world experience as well as observations of presentations that either wowed the audience or fell short of motivating participants
When to adopt cloud native infrastructure by Justin Garrison( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many companies are building applications for cloud platforms to gain greater agility, cost savings, security, and reliability than they could with similar capabilities in-house. But even the best cloud native application can go to waste without the right design and practices to manage infrastructure. This article provides guidelines to help your company determine when-and if-to adopt your own cloud native infrastructure. You'll learn the impact that building and maintaining infrastructure of this type can have on your applications, people, systems, and business as a whole
Managing Kubernetes Performance at Scale by Eva Tuczai( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The potential to bring ideas to market faster has certainly opened the floodgates to Kubernetes adoption. But today's containerized applications still introduce enough complexity to challenge even the best of teams. With this practical ebook, Kubernetes administrators and systems architects will examine common challenges and operational tips for running Kubernetes clusters in production. Two professionals from Turbonomic, the US-based enterprise cloud and virtualization software company, provide best practices and share field-tested experience for Kubernetes day 2 operations and beyond. You'll learn how to confront the problems you might face with performance and application health in a Kubernetes environment. You'll also understand the conditions that could cause operational outages and failures down the line. Learn Kubernetes basic concepts and their role in the development of an application Identify and mitigate day-to-day challenges to Kubernetes environments and performance Dive into challenges and operational oddities that occur in live production environments Use growth and capacity management techniques with your Kubernetes environment Gain the flexibility to adapt to continuously fluctuating demands at scale
Programming quantum computers : essential algorithms and code samples by Eric R Johnson( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Early Release ebooks, you get books in their earliest form—the author's raw and unedited content as he or she writes—so you can take advantage of these technologies long before the official release of these titles. You'll also receive updates when significant changes are made, new chapters are available, and the final ebook bundle is released. Quantum computers are set to kick-start a second computing revolution in an exciting and intriguing way. Learning to program a Quantum Processing Unit (QPU) is not only fun and exciting, but it's a way to get your foot in the door. Like learning any kind of programming, the best way to proceed is by getting your hands dirty and diving into code. This practical book uses publicly available quantum computing engines, clever notation, and a programmer’s mindset to get you started. You'll be able to build up the intuition, skills, and tools needed to start writing quantum programs and solve problems that you care about
Practical Electronics for Inventors, Third Edition, 3rd Edition by Paul Scherz( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE ELECTRONICS KNOW-HOW YOU NEED TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL INVENTOR "If there is a successor to Make: Electronics, then I believe it would have to be Practical Electronics for Inventors ....perfect for an electrical engineering student or maybe a high school student with a strong aptitude for electronics....I've been anxiously awaiting this update, and it was well worth the wait."--GeekDad (Wired.com) Spark your creativity and gain the electronics skills required to transform your innovative ideas into functioning gadgets. This hands-on, updated guide outlines electrical principles and provides thorough, easy-to-follow instructions, schematics, and illustrations. Find out how to select components, safely assemble circuits, perform error tests, and build plug-and-play prototypes. Practical Electronics for Inventors , Third Edition, features all-new chapters on sensors, microcontrollers, modular electronics, and the latest software tools. Coverage includes: Resistors, capacitors, inductors, and transformers Diodes, transistors, and integrated circuits Optoelectronics, solar cells, and phototransistors Sensors, GPS modules, and touch screens Op amps, regulators, and power supplies Digital electronics, LCD displays, and logic gates Microcontrollers and prototyping platforms, including Arduino DC motors, RC servos, and stepper motors Microphones, audio amps, and speakers Modular electronics and prototyping
Learning Apache OpenWhisk : developing open source serverless solutions by Michele Sciabarrà( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Early Release ebooks, you get books in their earliest form-the author's raw and unedited content as he or she writes-so you can take advantage of these technologies long before the official release of these titles. You'll also receive updates when significant changes are made, new chapters are available, and the final ebook bundle is released. Serverless computing greatly simplifies software development. Your team can focus solely on your application while the cloud provider manages the servers you need. This practical guide shows you step-by-step how to build and deploy complex applications in a flexible multicloud, multilanguage environment using Apache OpenWhisk. You'll learn how this platform enables you to pursue a vendor-independent approach using preconfigured containers, microservices, and Kubernetes as your cloud operating system. Michele Sciabarrà demonstrates how to build a serverless application using classical design patterns and the programming language or languages that best fit your task. You'll start by building a simple serverless application hands-on before diving into the more complex aspects of the OpenWhisk platform. Examine how OpenWhisk's serverless architecture works, including the use of packages, actions, sequences, triggers, rules, and feeds Learn how OpenWhisk compares to existing architectures, such as Java Enterprise Edition Manipulate OpenWhisk features using the command-line interface or a JavaScript API Design applications using common Gang of Four design patterns Use architectural design patterns such as model-view-controller to combine several OpenWhisk actions Learn how to test and debug your code in a serverless environment
Robot Builder's Bonanza, 4th Edition, 4th Edition by Gordon McComb( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bestselling Robotics Book--Now with New Projects and Online Tools! "Amazing...should be required reading for any budding robot builder!" -GeekDad, Wired.com Have fun while learning how to design, construct, and use small robots! This richly illustrated guide offers everything you need to know to construct sophisticated, fully autonomous robots that can be programmed from your computer. Fully updated with the latest technologies and techniques, Robot Builder's Bonanza , Fourth Edition includes step-by-step plans that take you from building basic motorized platforms to giving the machine a brain--and teaching it to walk, talk, and obey commands. This robot builder's paradise is packed with more than 100 affordable projects, including 10 completely new robot designs. The projects are modular and can be combined to create a variety of highly intelligent and workable robots of all shapes and sizes. Mix and match the projects to develop your own unique creations. The only limit is your imagination! Robot Builder's Bonanza , Fourth Edition covers: Parts, materials, and tools Building motorized wooden, plastic, and metal platforms Rapid prototyping methods Drafting bots with computer-aided design Constructing high-tech robots from toys Building bots from found parts Power, motors, and locomotion Robots with wheels, tracks, and legs Constructing robotic arms and grippers Robot electronics and circuit making Computers and electronic control Microcontrollers--Arduino, PICAXE, and the BASIC stamp Remote control systems Sensors, navigation, and visual feedback Robot vision via proximity, light, and distance New! FREE online content at: www.robotoid.com My First Robot tutorial lessons Project parts finder Animated, interactive learning tools How-to videos, robot e-plans, bonus articles, links, and more Plus, go to: www.mhprofessional.com/rbb4 for: Downloadable programs RBB app notes Bonus chapters Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists
Generative deep learning : teaching machines to paint, write, compose, and play by David Foster( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Early Release ebooks, you get books in their earliest form-the author's raw and unedited content as he or she writes-so you can take advantage of these technologies long before the official release of these titles. You'll also receive updates when significant changes are made, new chapters are available, and the final ebook bundle is released. Generative modeling is one of the hottest topics in artificial intelligence. Recent advances in the field have shown how it's possible to teach a machine to excel at human endeavors-such as drawing, composing music, and completing tasks by generating a world model to understand how its actions affect its environment. With this practical book, machine learning engineers and data scientists will learn how to recreate some of the most famous examples of generative deep learning models, such as variational autoencoders and generative adversarial networks (GANs). You'll also learn how to apply the techniques to your own datasets. David Foster, cofounder of Applied Data Science, demonstrates the inner workings of each technique, starting with the basics of deep learning before advancing to the most cutting-edge algorithms in the field. Through tips and tricks, you'll learn how to make your models learn more efficiently and become more creative. Get a fundamental overview of deep learning Learn about libraries such as Keras and TensorFlow Discover how variational autoencoders work Get practical examples of generative adversarial networks (GANs) Understand how autoregressive generative models function Apply generative models within a reinforcement learning setting to accomplish tasks
Nest.js : A Progressive Node.js Framework by Jay Bell( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

JavaScript frameworks go in and out of style very quickly as web technologies change and grow. Nest.js is a good starting point for many developers that are looking to use a modern web framework because it uses a language that is very similar to that of the most used language on the web to this day, JavaScript. Nest.js also uses TypeScript, which is a language that provides the simplicity and power of JavaScript with the type safety of other languages you may be used to. The type safety in Nest.js is only available at compile time, because the Nest.js server is compiled to a Node.js Express server that runs JavaScript. This is still a major advantage, however, since it allows you to better design programs error free prior to runtime. With Nest.js making use of Node.js Express, you have access to each and every one of the Node.js packages when developing Nest applications. Many even have type definitions for their packages that allow IDE's to read the package and make suggestions/auto fill in code that may not be possible when crossing JavaScript code with TypeScript code. One of the largest benefits of Node.js is the huge repository of modules that are available to pull from instead of having to write your own. Nest.js includes some of these modules already as part of the Nest platform, like @nestjs/mongoose, which uses the NPM library mongoose. Angular was a heavy inspiration for the development of Nest.js because both use a Module/Component system that allows for reusability. If you are not familiar with Angular, it is a TypeScript-based front-end framework that can be used cross-platform to develop responsive web apps and native apps, and it functions a lot like Nest does. The two also pair very well together with Nest providing the ability to run a Universal server to serve pre-rendered Angular web pages to speed up website delivering times using Server-Side Rendering (SSR) mentioned above. Follow along in this how-to and get up and running with Nest.js
The Wall Street MBA, Second Edition, 2nd Edition by Reuben Advani( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You don't need an MBA to master corporate finance "Finally, the book which may put Harvard Business School out of business. A must-read for all professionals who seek strong financial expertise." -Rick Rickertsen, Managing Partner, Pine Creek Partners; author of Buyout "Terrific overview of corporate finance and accounting that even the nonfinancial professional will find useful." -Ken Glazer, former Senior Competition Counsel, The Coca-Cola Company " The Wall Street MBA distills a broad swath of corporate finance and financial reporting concepts into a concise, practical, and easily accessible format." -Robert Borghese, lecturer, The Wharton School; author of M&A from Planning to Integration The Wall Street MBA gives you the tools to: Review financial statements Analyze earnings Detect fraud Assess stock prices Value companies Determine the cost of capital With brand-new chapters on currency trading, real estate valuation, and commodities
Organizing for Success, Second Edition, 2nd Edition by Kenneth Zeigler( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "productivity guru" updates his renowned organizing and time-management program to help workers and managers stay on top of their game in an increasingly changing work environment. About the Book Organizing for Success, Second Edition provides simple, remarkably effective time management technique to help reders get two extra productive hours out of every day. The book uses "The Master List" concept to show readers how to budget their time and energy by the day, week, and month. Readers will learn how to quickly prioritize their goals, complete tasks on time and under budget, and even helps readers plan for the interruptions, urgent emails, and unexpected meetings that will inevitably attack their day. This new edition places heavier emphasis on technology, including advice on how to write, manage and file email more effectively; how to use Lotus Notes and Microsoft Office to streamline the day; and how to use devices like Blackberries and social media as assets and time-savers, rather than as distractions and time sinks. Key Selling Features Zeigler has been recognized as a leader in the time-management field since 1996; his books have sold over 15,000 copies to date. He speaks at least three times per week to as many as 1,000 people Companion website will include customizable, downloadable "Master Lists" that readers can print out or export into their pdas, iphones, and work computers Zeigler's website gets about 1,000 hits a day; he spends approximately $50,000 per year on Google AdWords and clickthrough advertising In the last year alone, he has appeared on the Neil Cavuto Show , in the Chicago Tribune , and on MoneyMatters Market / Audience Business professionals and managers, readers of Getting Things Done About the Author Kenneth Zeigler (Charlotte, NC) has been recognized as an expert on the subject since developing a time management system for Hertz in 1997. He has been on the cover of Investor's Business Daily and has published numerous articles for such newspapers as The Washington Post , the NY Post , and the Charlotte Observer . Over the years he has advised such clients as Hertz, Toys "R" Us, The Federal Reserve, The Comptroller of the Currency, Hormel, and Fidelity Investments
"Strategic application of information technology in health care organizations, third edition" by Claudia Salzberg( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition of The Strategic Application of Information Technology in Health Care Organizations offers a peerless guide for health care leaders to understand information technology (IT) strategic planning and implementation. Filled with illustrative case studies, the book explores the link between overall strategy and information technology strategy. It discusses organizational capabilities, such as change management, that have an impact on an organization's overall IT effectiveness, and a wide range of IT strategy issues. The book covers emerging trends such as personalized medicine; service-oriented architecture; the ramification of changes in care delivery models, and the IT strategies necessary to support public health. “Health information technology sometimes masquerades as an end in itself. The reality is that IT is a means to an end, an enabler of the strategic goals of health care organizations. This volume reminds us that shaping IT strategy and implementation to an organization's goals is the key to generating both economic returns and safer care for patients. You don't need an engineer to understand how to use IT to advance a health care organization's strategic agenda. You just need to read this book.” — Jeff Goldsmith, PhD, president of Health Futures, Inc. “In this time of health care reform, nothing is more front and center than health IT. This book is an exceptional blueprint for the future, with a focus on the essential measures of success for any system implementation.” — Stephanie Reel, MBA, vice provost for information technology and chief information officer, The Johns Hopkins University “In this book, the authors answer the question that every health care leader should be asking: How do we unlock the promise of health information technology and fundamentally reshape our industry? This is a must-read for every person who wants to improve American health care.” — David Brailer, MD, PhD, chairman of Health Evolution Partners
The EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Success, 3rd Edition by Steven Stein( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

REVISED AND UPDAT ED WITH NEW RESEARCH INTO EQ AND PERSONAL AND CAREER SUCCESS What is the formula for success at your job? As a spouse? A parent? A Little League baseball coach or behind the bench of a minor hockey team? What does it take to get ahead? To separate yourself from the competition? To lead a less stressful and happier existence? To be fulfilled in personal and professional pursuits? What is the most important dynamic of your makeup? Is it your A) intelligence quotient? or B) emotional quotient? If you picked "A", you are partly correct. Your intelligence quotient can be a predictor of things such as academic achievement. But your IQ is fixed and unchangeable. The real key to personal and professional growth is your emotional intelligence quotient, which you can nurture and develop by learning more about EQ from the international bestseller The EQ Edge . Authors Steven J. Stein and Howard E. Book show you how the dynamic of emotional intelligence works. By understanding EQ, you can build more meaningful relationships, boost your confidence and optimism, and respond to challenges with enthusiasm-all of which are essential ingredients of success. The EQ Edge offers fascinating-and sometimes surprising-insights into what it takes to be a top law-enforcement officer, lawyer, school principal, student, doctor, dentist or CEO. You will learn what the top EQ factors are across many different kinds of jobs, from business managers and customer service representatives to HR professionals and public servants. The EQ Edge will help you determine which personnel are the right fit for job opportunities and who among your staff are the most promising leaders and drivers of your business. And because all of us have other roles-parent, spouse, caregiver to aging parents, neighbor, friend- The EQ Edge also describes how everyone can be more successful in these relationships. "Finally, a practical and usable guide to what emotional intelligence is all about. This book peels the onion on what EQ really is and teaches the reader to assess their own EQ and how to increase it. This is the holy grail for career success."— Michael Feiner , Professor, Columbia Graduate School of Business and author of The Feiner Points of Leadership
E-Learning and the science of instruction : proven guidelines for consumers and designers of multimedia learning by Ruth Colvin Clark( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Praise for The Third Edition of e-Learning and the Science of Instruction "If you design online learning, e-Learning and the Science of Instruction is a 'must read.' Unlike all the pontificating and conjecture that's been published about elearning, this important work details the evidence-based findings that provide practical guidelines for effective online instructional design. For me, this book is the 'bible' of our profession." — Peter Orton , Ph.D., IBM Center for Advanced Learning "The partnership between Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer in writing successive editions of e-Learning and the Science of Instruction has provided us with one of the most important collaborations in our discipline. Their ability to communicate complex concepts in clear, indeed sparkling prose is unrivalled. In e-Learning and the Science of Instruction, we have a book for everyone including students, professional instructional designers and researchers." — John Sweller , professor, School of Education, University of New South Wales "For the experienced instructional designer, having this supportive research provides the rationale needed to obtain consensus from a training development team." — David L. Bennett , senior training program developer, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding "Graduate students, undergraduate students, or employees responsible for designing and developing educational software will benefit from e-Learning and the Science of Instruction . It opens your eyes to interesting ideas that you have never thought of when designing an e-course." — Thair Hamtini , chairman of the computer information systems department, The University of Jordan
MACHINE LEARNING POCKET REFERENCE : a quick guide to structured machine learning techniques by Matt Harrison( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Early Release ebooks, you get books in their earliest form-the author's raw and unedited content as he or she writes-so you can take advantage of these technologies long before the official release of these titles. You'll also receive updates when significant changes are made, new chapters are available, and the final ebook bundle is released. With detailed notes, tables, and examples, this handy reference will help you navigate the basics of structured machine learning. Author Matt Harrison delivers a valuable guide that you can use for additional support during training and as a convenient resource when you dive into your next machine learning project. Ideal for programmers, data scientists, and AI engineers, this book includes an overview of the machine learning process and walks you through classification with structured data. You'll also learn methods for clustering, predicting a continuous value (regression), and reducing dimensionality, among other topics. This pocket reference includes sections that cover: Classification, using the Titanic dataset Cleaning data and dealing with missing data Exploratory data analysis Common preprocessing steps using sample data Selecting features useful to the model Model selection Metrics and classification evaluation Regression examples using k-nearest neighbor, decision trees, boosting, and more Metrics for regression evaluation Clustering Dimensionality reduction Scikit-learn pipelines
PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, 6th Edition by Kim Heldman( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Completely updated for the 2011 version of the PMP exam! If you're preparing for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam, this thorough book is what you need. Not only does it reflect the very latest version of the exam, it is written by popular project management expert Kim Heldman—author of the five previous editions of this top-selling book—and it also includes a CD with practice exams, exam prep software, electronic flashcards, and over two hours of additional audio review. All exam objectives, as well as essential PMP topics, concepts, and key terms are covered. Prepares candidates to take the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam as well as the Certified Associate Project Management (CAPM) exam, both offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Covers all exam objectives plus a wide range of Project Management topics, concepts, and key terms Uses real-world scenarios and How This Applies to Your Current Project sidebars to fully illustrate concepts Includes an invaluable CD with testing software, practice exams, electronic flashcards, and over two hours of audio review Serves as a valuable go-to book to keep on hand—even after the exam Project management is a desired skill in today's IT marketplace. PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, Sixth Edition can help you prepare
PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Review Guide, 2nd Edition by Kim Heldman( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An up-to-date, concentrated study aide aimed at preparing you for PMP certification The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is the one of the most desired certification in today's IT marketplace. Candidates are required to have thousands of hours of Project Management experience even before taking the PMP exam. As the ideal reading companion to PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, 6th Edition , this essential review gives you that extra preparation you need to approach the grueling PMP exam with confidence. More than 120 review questions, two bonus exams, electronic flashcards, and a searchable electronic key term database all contribute to your preparation for taking the PMP exam. Works hand in hand with PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, 6th Edition Maps to the five domain areas of the PMP exam: initiating the project, planning the project, executing the project, monitoring and controlling the project, and closing the project Features an accompanying CD that has the Sybex Test Engine, electronic flashcards, and a searchable PDF of key terms If you're looking to be as prepared as possible before taking the 200-question, 4-hour PMP exam, then this review guide is a must-read
 
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