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Filled with photographs this beautifully designed book is organized into two-page spreads that each focus on a different topic making it easy and fun to read --Redding comPresenting the next must-have fun-filled gift book from the team that created Ultimate Weird But True 5 000 Cool Facts About Everything treats kids to brain candy and eye candy all rolled into one treasure trove of high-interest fascinating facts Lively and information-packed this book is literally busting its covers with fascinating fun-tastic facts on super sensational topics that kids love Who knew that there were so many sweet things to learn about chocolate or that a dozen delicious details about peanut butter would show up on a page with a few splotches of jelly to whet our appetites Keep turning and a terrifyingly toothy shark tells you all about himself while other spreads lay out tons of tips on toys and games mysteries of history robots and reptiles sports and spies wacky words and so much more A visual feast of colorful photographs surrounded by swirling tipping expanding and climbing bits of information in a high-energy design this book will satisfy both the casual browser and the truly fact obsessed
THE 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post and Seattle Times Best Book of the Year From the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future What becomes of being human when we learn to read and write our own genetic information Siddhartha Mukherjee has a written a biography of the gene as deft brilliant and illuminating as his extraordinarily successful biography of cancer Weaving science social history and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives personalities identities fates and choices Throughout the narrative the story of Mukherjee s own family with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness cuts like a bright red line reminding us of the many questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world In superb prose and with an instinct for the dramatic scene he describes the centuries of research and experimentation from Aristotle and Pythagoras to... Mendel and Darwin from Boveri and Morgan to Crick Watson and Franklin all the way through the revolutionary twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome As The New Yorker said of The Emperor of All Maladies It s hard to think of many books for a general audience that have rendered any area of modern science and technology with such intelligence accessibility and compassion An extraordinary achievement Riveting revelatory and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life and an essential preparation for the moral complexity introduced by our ability to create or write the human genome The Gene is a must-read for everyone concerned about the definition and future of humanity This is the most crucial science of our time intimately explained by a master more
New York Times BestsellerA Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity s creation and evolution a 1 international bestseller that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be human One hundred thousand years ago at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth Yet today there is only one homo sapiens What happened to the others And what may happen to us Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach but Dr Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70 000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives connect past developments with contemporary concerns and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas Dr Harari also compels us to look ahead because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four... billion years We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us but also ourselves Where is this leading us and what do we want to become Featuring 27 photographs 6 maps and 25 illustrations diagrams this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond James Gleick Matt Ridley Robert Wright and Sharon Moalem more
The Official SAT Study Guide includes 4 official SAT practice tests created by the test maker As part of the College Board s commitment to transparency all four practice tests are available on the College Board s website but The Official SAT Study Guide is the only place to find them in print along with over 300 pages of additional instruction guidance and test information Launching in March 2016 the new SAT introduces new question formats and content Be ready with strategies and up-to-date information straight from the team that created the exam Students will gain valuable experience and raise their confidence by taking practice tests learning about test structure and gaining a deeper understanding of what is tested on the SAT The Official SAT Study Guide will help students get ready for the SAT with 4 official SAT practice tests written in the exact same process and by the same team of authors as the actual exam detailed descriptions of the math and evidenced based reading and writing sections of the SAT targeted practice questions for each SAT question type guidance on the new optional essay including practice essay questions with sample responses a review of math concepts tested in the exam test-taking approaches and... suggestions that underscore important points seamless integration with Khan Academy s free SAT practice resources scaled scoring for all 4 official SAT practice tests available in July on collegeboard orgThere s also a complete chapter on the new PSAT NMSQT which is aligned to the content and scores of the new SAT The new PSAT NMSQT also has over 180 million of scholarships connected to student performance This is the guide for the new SAT that launches in March 2016 and the new PSAT NMQST that launches in October 2015 more
Often called the the best NCLEX exam review book ever Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination 7th Edition provides everything you need to prepare for the NCLEX exam complete content review and 5 200 NCLEX examination-style questions in the book and online Don t make the mistake of assuming the quality of the questions is the same in all NCLEX exam review books because only this book includes the kind of questions that consistently test the critical thinking skills necessary to pass today s NCLEX exam Even better all answers include detailed rationales to help you learn from your answer choices as well as test-taking strategies with tips on how to best approach each question Written by the most trusted name in NCLEX review Linda Anne Silvestri and updated to reflect the most current 2016 NCLEX test plan Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination 7th Edition is THE book of choice for NCLEX examination review But don t just take our word for it read any customer review or ask your classmates to see why there s nothing else like it Over 5 100 practice questions in the text and online offer ample testing practice Question categories by cognitive level client needs area integrated process and content area give... users completely customizable exams or study sessions when using the companion Evolve site UNIQUE A detailed test-taking strategy and rationale is included for each question offering clues for analyzing and uncovering the correct answer option and guiding users to remediation in Saunders Strategies for Test Success Passing Nursing School and the NCLEX Exam and Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Exam Inclusion of all alternate item format questions covers multiple response prioritizing ordered response fill-in-the-blank figure illustration hot spot chart exhibit video and audio questions to give users practice with mastering prioritizing decision-making and critical thinking skills Alternate item format questions are highlighted with a special icon to easily find in the text 85-question comprehensive exam covers all content areas in the book in the same percentages that they are covered on the actual NCLEX-RN test plan UNIQUE Priority Nursing Action boxes list actions for clinical emergent situations requiring immediate action including a detailed rationale and textbook reference UNIQUE Pyramid Alert boxes spotlight important nursing concepts and procedures and include tips and shortcuts for remembering key information UNIQUE Priority concepts call-outs highlight specific concepts related to nursing practice Concepts have been updated to reflect the latest Giddens Concepts for Nursing Practice text Page references for each question guide users toward an Elsevier nursing textbook for further study and self-remediation Full-color design offers a more visually engaging learning experience Easy-to-use index lets users quickly locate questions for a given topic or body system Recent graduate s perspective sections offer meaningful guidance for the NCLEX-RN nonacademic preparation test-taking strategies and the CAT format Expanded coverage of delegation prioritization and triage disaster management in the practice questions reflect the areas of increased emphasis on the NCLEX exam Automatic software updates on the Evolve companion site allow users to check for changes and content updates throughout the life of the edition UNIQUE Audio review summaries on pharmacology fluids and electrolytes and acid-base balance are found on the Evolve companion site NEW Questions and content aligned with the latest NCLEX-RN exam reflect the increased level of difficulty and format changes in some areas NEW Summary of the key changes made to the 2016 NCLEX-RN test plan will be included at the beginning of the text along with how those updates are addressed throughout the new edition NEW Mnemonics will be included as Pyramid Alerts where appropriate throughout the text NEW More Priority Nursing Action boxes to communicate new and pertinent content NEW Revised illustrations provide a more up-to-date and consistent presentation of art throughout the text NEW Completely updated chapter on vital signs and laboratory values include the latest lab values NEW Glossary of the Pyramid Terms located in the back of the book help users access all definitions in one location more
It s a scientific fact Women rock A charmingly illustrated and educational book New York Times best seller Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science technology engineering and mathematics STEM from the ancient to the modern world Full of striking singular art this fascinating collection also contains infographics about relevant topics such as lab equipment rates of women currently working in STEM fields and an illustrated scientific glossary The trailblazing women profiled include well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers biologists mathematicians doctors astronauts physicists and more
Everything you need to know about the 2016-2017 ACT test with real full-length practice tests from the makers of the ACT The Official ACT Prep Guide 2016-2017 is the bestselling resource for students gearing up for the ACT test This comprehensive guide walks you through the entire test experience from registration through results with expert advice straight from the test s creators You ll find effective test-taking strategies tips for boosting your score on the English math reading and science tests and detailed information on the enhanced optional writing test Three new full-length practice tests help you assess your readiness so you can spot weak areas well in advance and the ACT experts provide valuable advice on preparing both mentally and physically so you can manage anxiety and be fully confident on test day You also get free online bonus content to help you start college on the right foot including tips for preparing an application that gets noticed getting into your first-choice school being a successful student and much more The 2016-2017 version of the ACT guide includes a number of changes including reading test sections with two shorter prose passages and the enhanced writing test s prompts This guide provides a... preview of what to expect for the entire exam so you can go into the test feeling fully prepared and ready to excel Get insider tips and strategies from the exam s creators Improve your score in all five content areas including the optional writing test Practice with full-length test forms taken from the actual ACT Gear up for college with bonus online advice for a successful first year The ACT is different from other standardized tests It tests your accumulated skills and knowledge so sheer memorization and vocabulary lists are unproductive prep strategies For preparation strategies that actually make a difference in your score and beyond go straight to the source with The Official ACT Prep Guide 2016-2017 more
Written by three experts in the field Deep Learning is the only comprehensive book on the subject -- Elon Musk cochair of OpenAI cofounder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceXDeep learning is a form of machine learning that enables computers to learn from experience and understand the world in terms of a hierarchy of concepts Because the computer gathers knowledge from experience there is no need for a human computer operator to formally specify all the knowledge that the computer needs The hierarchy of concepts allows the computer to learn complicated concepts by building them out of simpler ones a graph of these hierarchies would be many layers deep This book introduces a broad range of topics in deep learning The text offers mathematical and conceptual background covering relevant concepts in linear algebra probability theory and information theory numerical computation and machine learning It describes deep learning techniques used by practitioners in industry including deep feedforward networks regularization optimization algorithms convolutional networks sequence modeling and practical methodology and it surveys such applications as natural language processing speech recognition computer vision online recommendation systems... bioinformatics and videogames Finally the book offers research perspectives covering such theoretical topics as linear factor models autoencoders representation learning structured probabilistic models Monte Carlo methods the partition function approximate inference and deep generative models Deep Learning can be used by undergraduate or graduate students planning careers in either industry or research and by software engineers who want to begin using deep learning in their products or platforms A website offers supplementary material for both readers and instructors more
This classic text is annotated to update Graham s timeless wisdom for today s market conditions The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide Graham s philosophy of value investing -- which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies -- has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949 Over the years market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham s strategies While preserving the integrity of Graham s original text this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig whose perspective incorporates the realities of today s market draws parallels between Graham s examples and today s financial headlines and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham s principles Vital and indispensable this HarperBusiness Essentials edition of The Intelligent Investor is the most important book you will ever read on how to reach your financial goals
Kaplan has been the world leader in MCAT prep for 40 years More people get into medical school with a Kaplan MCAT course than all major courses combined Now the same results are available with MCAT Complete 7-Book Subject Review This set features thorough subject review more questions than any competitor and the highest-yield questions available The commentary and instruction come directly from Kaplan MCAT experts and include targeted focus on the most-tested concepts These prep books simulate better than anything else on the market the experience of a one-on-one session with our top-rated instructors MCAT Review offers UNPARALLELED MCAT KNOWLEDGE The Kaplan MCAT team has spent years studying every MCAT-related document available In conjunction with our expert psychometricians the Kaplan team is able to ensure the accuracy and realism of our practice materials THOROUGH SUBJECT REVIEW Written by top-rated award-winning Kaplan instructors all material has been vetted by editors with advanced science degrees and by a medical doctor EXPANDED CONTENT THROUGHOUT As the MCAT has continued to develop this set has been updated continuously to match the AAMC s guidelines precisely no more worrying if your prep is comprehensive STAR RATINGS... FOR EVERY SUBJECT New for the 3rd Edition of MCAT Review every topic in every chapter is assigned a star rating informed by Kaplan s decades of MCAT experience and facts straight from the testmaker of how important it will be to your score on the real exam MORE PRACTICE THAN THE COMPETITION With questions throughout the books and access to three practice tests online MCAT Review has more practice than any other MCAT books on the market ONLINE COMPANION MCAT Review comes with access to online resources to augment content studying including three practice tests and additional questions The MCAT is a computer-based test so practicing in the same format as Test Day is key TOP-QUALITY IMAGES With full-color 3-D illustrations charts graphs and diagrams from the pages of Scientific American MCAT Review turns even the most intangible complex science into easy-to-visualize concepts KAPLAN S MCAT REPUTATION Kaplan is a leader in the MCAT prep market more