Lab Girl

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Author by Hope Jahren
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Knopf Canada
ISBN : 9780345809889
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 224
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An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a long-time collaboration, in work and in life; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see and think about the natural world. Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she's studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Her first book might have been a revelatory treatise on plant life. Lab Girl is that, but it is also so much more. Because in it, Jahren also shares with us her inspiring life story, in prose that takes your breath away. Lab Girl is a book about work, about love, and about the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. It is told through Jahren's remarkable stories: about the things she's discovered in her lab, as well as how she got there; about her childhood--hours of unfettered play in her father's laboratory; about how she found a sanctuary in science, and learned to perform lab work "with both the heart and the hands"; about a brilliant and wounded man named Bill, who became her loyal colleague and best friend; about their adventurous, sometimes rogue research trips, which take them from the Midwest all across the United States and over the Atlantic, from the ever-light skies of the North Pole to tropical Hawaii; and about her constant striving to do and be the best she could, never allowing personal or professional obstacles to cloud her dedication to her work. Jahren's insights on nature enliven every page of this book. Lab Girl allows us to see with clear eyes the beautiful, sophisticated mechanisms within every leaf, blade of grass, and flower petal, and also the power within ourselves to face--with bravery and conviction--life's ultimate challenge: discovering who you are.


Lab Girl

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Author by Instaread
Genre : Science
Editor : Instaread Summaries
ISBN : 9781683780847
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 33
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Lab Girl by Hope Jahren | Summary & Analysis Preview: In her memoir Lab Girl, Hope Jahren describes the life she’s lived and the knowledge she’s learned as a scientist trying to find her way in the world. Focusing mostly on a period of professional development that stretches from 1997 to 2008, the bulk of the narrative follows Jahren from her first appointment as a professor in Atlanta to her current job at the University of Hawaii. Navigating personal and professional challenges including bipolar disorder, meager budgets, and sexist work environments, Jahren and her eccentric lab manager, Bill, learn a lot about themselves, each other, and the mysterious lives of plants. Growing up in Minnesota, Hope feels starved for human connection. Her parents and her three older brothers are quiet, distant, and seemingly emotionless. The only sure love in her life is the feeling she experiences in her father’s laboratory, a place where she feels happy and curious… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Lab Girl Summary of the Book Important People Character Analysis Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.


Computer Vision

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Author by Ron Kimmel
Genre : Computers
Editor : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN : 9783642193149
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 544
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The four-volume set LNCS 6492-6495 constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 10th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, ACCV 2009, held in Queenstown, New Zealand in November 2010. All together the four volumes present 206 revised papers selected from a total of 739 Submissions. All current issues in computer vision are addressed ranging from algorithms that attempt to automatically understand the content of images, optical methods coupled with computational techniques that enhance and improve images, and capturing and analyzing the world's geometry while preparing the higher level image and shape understanding. Novel gemometry techniques, statistical learning methods, and modern algebraic procedures are dealt with as well.


The Story Of More

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Author by Hope Jahren
Genre : Science
Editor : Vintage Canada
ISBN : 9780735275126
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 192
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From the bestselling author of Lab Girl comes a slim, urgent missive on the defining issue of our time: here is Hope Jahren on climate change, our timeless pursuit of more, and how the same human ambition that got us here can also be our salvation. Hope Jahren is an award-winning geobiologist, a brilliant writer, and one of the seven billion people with whom we share this earth. The Story of More is her impassioned open letter to humanity as we stand at the crossroads of survival and extinction. Jahren celebrates the long history of our enterprising spirit--which has tamed wild crops, cured diseases, and sent us to the moon--but also shows how that spirit has created excesses that are quickly warming our planet to dangerous levels. In short, highly readable chapters, she takes us through the science behind the key inventions--from electric power to large-scale farming and automobiles--that, even as they help us, release untenable amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. She explains the current and projected consequences of greenhouse gases--from superstorms to rising sea levels--and shares the science-based tools that could help us fight back. At once an explainer on the mechanisms of warming and a capsule history of human development, The Story of More illuminates the link between our consumption habits and our endangered earth. It is the essential pocket primer on climate change that will leave an indelible impact on everyone who reads it.


Computer Vision Accv 2010

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Author by Ron Kimmel
Genre : Computers
Editor : Springer
ISBN : 9783642193156
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 510
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The four-volume set LNCS 6492-6495 constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 10th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, ACCV 2009, held in Queenstown, New Zealand in November 2010. All together the four volumes present 206 revised papers selected from a total of 739 Submissions. All current issues in computer vision are addressed ranging from algorithms that attempt to automatically understand the content of images, optical methods coupled with computational techniques that enhance and improve images, and capturing and analyzing the world's geometry while preparing the higher level image and shape understanding. Novel gemometry techniques, statistical learning methods, and modern algebraic procedures are dealt with as well.


4 Girls 3 Years

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Author by Sandhya Kumar
Genre : Fiction
Editor : Clever Fox Publishing
ISBN :
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 306
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‘Four girls three years’ is a fictional story that surrounds the lives of four young girls, Aditi Sharma, Tina Thomas, Riya Patil and Chinnama Basu. These young girls attempt to handle college life, parties, and life as a teenager; all while trying to maintain their grades. They quickly learn that college life isn’t what they expected and they must adapt to their new environment if they ever hope to make it through their first semester. Their story is narrated by a tree present on their college campus, who observes them and is fascinated by their lives. In between all this, there are mysterious letters that keep arriving. The girls are confused and must find out who this secret admirer is.


Mood Prep 101

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Author by Carol Landau
Genre : Family & Relationships
Editor : Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN : 9780190914301
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 337
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"Depression in college students has reached a crisis and the prevalence continues to rise. The increasing psychological distress of the current generation, Gen Z, and their greater willingness to obtaining mental health care have overwhelmed most college counseling services. Despite this sobering news, parents can play a critically important role and the book describes a plan for supporting and preventing depression in young people. Each chapter concludes with practical suggestions and strategies for parents. There are four sections. The first section is a description of adolescent development and the types of depressive symptoms and disorders that may emerge. The second section details the foundation that students need in order to move toward a successful college experience, including family support, communication and assertiveness skills; the development of self-efficacy and problem-solving skills; the process of self-regulation, and distress tolerance. Barriers to self-regulation and optimal development include underage substance use and unsafe sexual relationships. The third section examines vulnerabilities to depression, including cognitive distortions, perfectionism, and the stress of being a sexual minority or an overweight and thus subject to harassment. Challenges faced by students are seen as "different," are explored. what happens to students who are seen as "different." The final section is a description of life on campus including the stresses of college life and the opportunities to develop friendships, relationships with faculty, and a more meaningful view of the future. There are chapters on how to access mental health services before and during college. The book concludes with a call to reduce stress on students and challenge the competitive individualistic culture"--


The Lab

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Author by Jack Heath
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Scholastic Inc.
ISBN : 9780545281621
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 320
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You can't kill the past.Meet a sixteen-year-old superhuman: Agent Six of Hearts. He's the strongest, most effective agent in the Deck, a team of special agents fighting to uphold justice in a completely corrupt world.Six would be invincible . . . if not for a deadly secret. He is the product of an illegal experiment by the Lab -- a ruthless division of the corporation that controls his world. When the Deck begins to investigate the Lab, Six walks a tightrope between his two worlds, trying to keep his origin secret. But then he meets Kyntak, a boy whose past equals his own.As Six's life spirals out of control, he must face his most dangerous mission yet, in this nonstop-action thriller from twenty-two-year-old debut author Jack Heath.


Coming Home To Math

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Author by Irving P. Herman
Genre : Electronic books
Editor : World Scientific
ISBN : 9789811209857
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 445
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We use numbers here, there and everywhere -- Numbers are some of my favorite things -- Linking numbers : operations on numbers -- Words and numbers : being careful -- Writing really big and really small numbers, and those in-between -- Touching all bases, at times with logs -- Numbers need to be exact, but it ain't necessarily so -- The different types of numbers have not evolved, but our understanding of them has -- Really, really big and really, really small numbers -- The whole truth of whole numbers -- The math of the digital world : modular arithmetic (or using number leftovers) -- The math of what will be : progressions of growth and decay -- Untangling the worlds of probability and statistics -- The math of what might be : probability - what are the odds? -- The math of what was : statistics - the good, the bad, and the evil -- The math of big data -- The math of optimization, ranking, voting, and allocation -- The math of gaming -- The math of risk.


The Girl With All The Gifts

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Author by M. R. Carey
Genre : Fiction
Editor : Orbit
ISBN : 9780316278140
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 416
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In the ruins of civilization, a young girl's kindness and capacity for love will either save humanity -- or wipe it out in this USA Today bestselling thriller Joss Whedon calls "heartfelt, remorseless, and painfully human." Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius." Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointed at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh.