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Lassoing the Sun

Lassoing the Sun
  • Author : Mark Woods
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  • Release Date :2016-06-14
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 1250105900
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Summary : "In this remarkable journey, Mark Woods captures the essence of our National Parks: their serenity and majesty, complexity and vitality--and their power to heal." --Ken Burns Many childhood summers, Mark Woods piled into a station wagon with his parents and two sisters and headed to America's national parks. Mark’s most vivid childhood memories are set against a backdrop of mountains, woods, and fireflies in places like Redwood, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon national parks. On the eve of turning fifty and a little burned-out, Mark decided to reconnect with the great outdoors. He'd spend a year visiting the national parks. He planned to take his mother to a park she'd not yet visited and to re-create his childhood trips with his wife and their iPad-generation daughter. But then the unthinkable happened: his mother was diagnosed with cancer, given just months to live. Mark had initially intended to write a book about the future of the national parks, but Lassoing the Sun grew into something more: a book about family, the parks, the legacies we inherit and the ones we leave behind.

Lasso the Sun

Lasso the Sun
  • Author : Michael Dollinger
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  • Release Date :2005-02-28
  • Total pages :520
  • ISBN : 1413400361
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Summary : This is the emotional story of a young man's search for paradise at the turn of the century. He travels with his family from Eastern Europe to South America, then to Hawaii, and finally to a permanent home in San Francisco. Tragic events, caused by both man and nature, alter the path of his journey; and in the aftermath his life is forever changed.

Let's Lasso the Sun

Let's Lasso the Sun
  • Author : Inaya Durrani
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  • Release Date :2019-11-24
  • Total pages :24
  • ISBN : 9781705575628
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Summary : Written and illustrated by a 7-year-old, this book is a true story of Arfa Abdul Karim Randhawa, a Pakistani computer prodigy who in 2004 at the age of nine, became the world's youngest Microsoft Certified Professional. This not only surprised her family, the management of the institute but also bewildered the Microsoft team. Bill Gates was so impressed by her that he invited her to the company's US headquarters. She has multiple awards and achievements that are discussed in this book. She wanted to graduate from an Ivy League school and work as a software developer. Unfortunately, she died in 2012, at the young age of 16, due to a heart attack. This book depicts how a child finds inspiration and courage to achieve something big.

Lasso the Wind

Lasso the Wind
  • Author : George Elliott Clarke
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  • Release Date :2014-03-15
  • Total pages :64
  • ISBN : 9781771080507
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Summary : Offers a collection of poems on nature, imprisonment, and the joys and sorrows of growing up.

Statistical Learning with Sparsity

Statistical Learning with Sparsity
  • Author : Trevor Hastie,Robert Tibshirani,Martin Wainwright
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  • Release Date :2015-05-07
  • Total pages :367
  • ISBN : 1498712177
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Summary : Discover New Methods for Dealing with High-Dimensional Data A sparse statistical model has only a small number of nonzero parameters or weights; therefore, it is much easier to estimate and interpret than a dense model. Statistical Learning with Sparsity: The Lasso and Generalizations presents methods that exploit sparsity to help recover the underlying signal in a set of data. Top experts in this rapidly evolving field, the authors describe the lasso for linear regression and a simple coordinate descent algorithm for its computation. They discuss the application of l1 penalties to generalized linear models and support vector machines, cover generalized penalties such as the elastic net and group lasso, and review numerical methods for optimization. They also present statistical inference methods for fitted (lasso) models, including the bootstrap, Bayesian methods, and recently developed approaches. In addition, the book examines matrix decomposition, sparse multivariate analysis, graphical models, and compressed sensing. It concludes with a survey of theoretical results for the lasso. In this age of big data, the number of features measured on a person or object can be large and might be larger than the number of observations. This book shows how the sparsity assumption allows us to tackle these problems and extract useful and reproducible patterns from big datasets. Data analysts, computer scientists, and theorists will appreciate this thorough and up-to-date treatment of sparse statistical modeling.

The Chaos of Longing

The Chaos of Longing
  • Author : K.Y. Robinson
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  • Release Date :2017-09-26
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 1449491448
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Summary : Organized in four sections – Inception, Longing, Chaos, and Epiphany – K.Y. Robinson's debut poetry collection explores what it is to want in spite of trauma, shame, injustice, and mental illness. It is one survivor's powerful testimony, and a love letter "to those who lie awake burning."

Myths of Harmony

Myths of Harmony
  • Author : Marixa Lasso
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  • Release Date :2007-08-12
  • Total pages :248
  • ISBN : 0822973251
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Summary : This book centers on a foundational moment for Latin American racial constructs. While most contemporary scholarship has focused the explanation for racial tolerance-or its lack-in the colonial period, Marixa Lasso argues that the key to understanding the origins of modern race relations are to be found later, in the Age of Revolution. Lasso rejects the common assumption that subalterns were passive and alienated from Creole-led patriot movements, and instead demonstrates that during Colombia's revolution, free blacks and mulattos (pardos) actively joined and occasionally even led the cause to overthrow the Spanish colonial government. As part of their platform, patriots declared legal racial equality for all citizens, and promulgated an ideology of harmony and fraternity for Colombians of all colors. The fact that blacks were mentioned as equals in the discourse of the revolution and later served in republican government posts was a radical political departure. These factors were instrumental in constructing a powerful myth of racial equality-a myth that would fuel revolutionary activity throughout Latin America. Thus emerged a historical paradox central to Latin American nation-building: the coexistence of the principle of racial equality with actual racism at the very inception of the republic. Ironically, the discourse of equality meant that grievances of racial discrimination were construed as unpatriotic and divisive acts-in its most extreme form, blacks were accused of preparing a race war. Lasso's work brings much-needed attention to the important role of the anticolonial struggles in shaping the nature of contemporary race relations and racial identities in Latin America.

Teófila's Guide to Saving the Sun

Teófila's Guide to Saving the Sun
  • Author : Cynthia A Rodriguez
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  • Release Date :2019-07-18
  • Total pages :244
  • ISBN : 9781080835485
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Summary : We're all saving somebody.Since the day she met Elijah, Teófila's been the one being saved. The girl whose darkest shadows live inside her head and the boy who hides his own with a smile and a song.But after a terrifying encounter precedes his skyrocket to fame and fortune, the tables turn.And while attempting to forget his close call with another life-another end-he loses his way back to her.Now, years later, it's Teófila's turn to do the rescuing, even after he's left her behind. We're all saving somebody, but what if we can hardly save ourselves?What happens when best friends become forgotten lovers?Or when it's the moon's turn to light the sun?

This Is Not Propaganda

This Is Not Propaganda
  • Author : Peter Pomerantsev
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  • Release Date :2019-08-06
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 1541762134
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Summary : When information is a weapon, every opinion is an act of war. We live in a world of influence operations run amok, where dark ads, psyops, hacks, bots, soft facts, ISIS, Putin, trolls, and Trump seek to shape our very reality. In this surreal atmosphere created to disorient us and undermine our sense of truth, we've lost not only our grip on peace and democracy--but our very notion of what those words even mean. Peter Pomerantsev takes us to the front lines of the disinformation age, where he meets Twitter revolutionaries and pop-up populists, "behavioral change" salesmen, Jihadi fanboys, Identitarians, truth cops, and many others. Forty years after his dissident parents were pursued by the KGB, Pomerantsev finds the Kremlin re-emerging as a great propaganda power. His research takes him back to Russia--but the answers he finds there are not what he expected. Blending reportage, family history, and intellectual adventure, This Is Not Propaganda explores how we can reimagine our politics and ourselves when reality seems to be coming apart.

The Wildflower Bride

The Wildflower Bride
  • Author : Mary Connealy
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  • Release Date :2010-05-01
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 1607421585
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Summary : Welcome to the wilds of Montana, where humor, romance, and suspense ride the range. Glowing Sun, a white woman raised by the Flathead tribe, has vague memories of her former life, including a name—Abby Lind. When she’s forced to sever all links with her adopted Shoshone family, Abby wonders if she’ll ever find a home again. Tenderhearted Wade Sawyer, responsible for Abby’s survival during the village massacre, convinces the knife-wielding woman to return with him to the Sawyer Ranch, never realizing danger lurks behind every corner. Can they survive long enough to fall in love?

Lasso the Wind

Lasso the Wind
  • Author : Timothy Egan
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  • Release Date :2009-09-23
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 0307557308
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Summary : A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Winner of the Mountains and Plains Book Seller's Association Award "Sprawling in scope. . . . Mr. Egan uses the past powerfully to explain and give dimension to the present." --The New York Times "Fine reportage . . . honed and polished until it reads more like literature than journalism." --Los Angeles Times "They have tried to tame it, shave it, fence it, cut it, dam it, drain it, nuke it, poison it, pave it, and subdivide it," writes Timothy Egan of the West; still, "this region's hold on the American character has never seemed stronger." In this colorful and revealing journey through the eleven states west of the 100th meridian, Egan, a third-generation westerner, evokes a lovely and troubled country where land is religion and the holy war between preservers and possessors never ends. Egan leads us on an unconventional, freewheeling tour: from America's oldest continuously inhabited community, the Ancoma Pueblo in New Mexico, to the high kitsch of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, where London Bridge has been painstakingly rebuilt stone by stone; from the fragile beauty of Idaho's Bitterroot Range to the gross excess of Las Vegas, a city built as though in defiance of its arid environment. In a unique blend of travel writing, historical reflection, and passionate polemic, Egan has produced a moving study of the West: how it became what it is, and where it is going. "The writing is simply wonderful. From the opening paragraph, Egan seduces the reader. . . . Entertaining, thought provoking." --The Arizona Daily Star Weekly "A western breeziness and love of open spaces shines through Lasso the Wind. . . . The writing is simple and evocative." --The Economist

What If?

What If?
  • Author : Randall Munroe
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2014-09-02
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 0544272994
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Summary : The creator of the incredibly popular webcomic xkcd presents his heavily researched answers to his fans' oddest questions, including “What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?” and “Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?” 100,000 first printing.

Leave Only Footprints

Leave Only Footprints
  • Author : Conor Knighton
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2020
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 198482354X
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Summary : "The Emmy-winning CBS Sunday Morning correspondent chronicles his year traveling to every one of our national parks, discovering the most beautiful places and most interesting people that America has to offer"--

Lassoing the Virgin Mail-Order Bride

Lassoing the Virgin Mail-Order Bride
  • Author : Alexa Riley
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  • Release Date :2016-04-16
  • Total pages :188
  • ISBN : 9781537158358
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Summary : When Clare Stevens walked onto the McCallister ranch, she expected her life to be a certain way. She was the mail-order bride of the owner, and she was to fulfill her duties. Clean the house, cook for his men, and warm his bed at night. What she didn't expect was the beefy cowboy who walked in and literally swept her off her feet.Cash McCallister didn't have time to date and find a wife. So a mail-order bride seemed the easiest way to find a partner. He thought he'd made a mistake until he laid eyes on the little piece of sunshine that lit up his life. He never imagined a true love like this. He never knew an obsession could take hold so tightly.When drama hits the farm and their fast love is threatened, can Clare and Cash hold it together?Warning: This is literally as cliché as it sounds...and just as awesome. It's country living with high-calorie foods and easy sunsets. Come sit on the porch and stay a while. You'll like what you see.

How Maui Slowed the Sun

How Maui Slowed the Sun
  • Author : Suelyn Ching Tune
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  • Release Date :1988-09-01
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 9780824810832
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Summary : Recounts how Maui uses his magical powers to slow the path of the sun across the sky, thus allowing crops more time to grow, fishermen more time to fish, and children more time to play.