True Links

Author: George Peper,Malcolm Campbell

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579653952

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 308

View: 3434

The most challenging, most invigorating holes a golfer can tackle. In this beautiful book, Peper and Campbell, two writers who know golf inside and out, provide a concise and entertaining tour of the world's best links courses. Full color.

New Developments in Statistical Modeling, Inference and Application

Selected Papers from the 2014 ICSA/KISS Joint Applied Statistics Symposium in Portland, OR

Author: Zhezhen Jin,Mengling Liu,Xiaolong Luo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319425714

Category: Medical

Page: 214

View: 6478

The papers in this volume represent the most timely and advanced contributions to the 2014 Joint Applied Statistics Symposium of the International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA) and the Korean International Statistical Society (KISS), held in Portland, Oregon. The contributions cover new developments in statistical modeling and clinical research: including model development, model checking, and innovative clinical trial design and analysis. Each paper was peer-reviewed by at least two referees and also by an editor. The conference was attended by over 400 participants from academia, industry, and government agencies around the world, including from North America, Asia, and Europe. It offered 3 keynote speeches, 7 short courses, 76 parallel scientific sessions, student paper sessions, and social events.

Protein Geometry, Classification, Topology and Symmetry

A Computational Analysis of Structure

Author: William R. Taylor,Andras Aszodi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420033638

Category: Science

Page: 348

View: 9624

Using a geometric perspective, Protein Geometry, Classification, Topology, and Symmetry reviews and analyzes the structural principals of proteins with the goal of revealing the underlying regularities in their construction. It also reviews computer methods for structure analysis and the automatic comparison and classification of these structures with an analysis of the statistical significance of comparing different shapes. Following an analysis of the current state of protein classification, the authors explore more abstract geometric and topological representations, including the occurrence of knotted topologies. The book concludes with a consideration of the origin of higher-level symmetries in protein structure. The authors focus on simple geometric methods that are deterministic rather than probabilistic and on the more abstract simplifications of protein structure that allow a better understanding of the overall fold of the structure. Most of the methods described in this book have corresponding computer programs. These can be found (as C source code) at the ftp site of the Division of Mathematical Biology at the National Institute for Medical Research. This collection of ideas contains pedagogical material that make it ideal for post-graduate courses as well as new ideas and results essential for researchers investigating protein structures.

Smart Use of State Public Health Data for Health Disparity Assessment

Author: Ge Lin,Ming Qu

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482205327

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

View: 1174

Health services are often fragmented along organizational lines with limited communication among the public health–related programs or organizations, such as mental health, social services, and public health services. This can result in disjointed decision making without necessary data and knowledge, organizational fragmentation, and disparate knowledge development across the full array of public health needs. When new questions or challenges arise that require collaboration, individual public health practitioners (e.g., surveillance specialists and epidemiologists) often do not have the time and energy to spend on them. Smart Use of State Public Health Data for Health Disparity Assessment promotes data integration to aid crosscutting program collaboration. It explains how to maximize the use of various datasets from state health departments for assessing health disparity and for disease prevention. The authors offer practical advice on state public health data use, their strengths and weaknesses, data management insight, and lessons learned. They propose a bottom-up approach for building an integrated public health data warehouse that includes localized public health data. The book is divided into three sections: Section I has seven chapters devoted to knowledge and skill preparations for recognizing disparity issues and integrating and analyzing local public health data. Section II provides a systematic surveillance effort by linking census tract poverty to other health disparity dimensions. Section III provides in-depth studies related to Sections I and II. All data used in the book have been geocoded to the census tract level, making it possible to go more local, even down to the neighborhood level.

Pro Oracle Spatial for Oracle Database 11g

Author: Ravikanth Kothuri,Albert Godfrind,Euro Beinat

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 143020446X

Category: Computers

Page: 787

View: 6462

Pro Oracle Spatial for Oracle Database 11g shows you how to take advantage of Oracle Database's built-in feature set for working with location-based data. The book addresses the special nature of spatial data and its role in professional and consumer applications. It also details issues in spatial data management and covers how spatial information is used to understand business and support decisions, to manage customer relations, and to better serve private and corporate users. When you read this book, you're learning from the very best, the authors are key players on the team that develops the Oracle Spatial feature set.

Research Methods for History

Author: Simon Gunn

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748654046

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 4612

Providing a lively critical survey of methods for historical research at all levels, this textbook covers well-established sources and methods together with those that are less widely known. It reflects current theoretical and technical approaches to hist

Play Away Please

The Tale of the Sale of Golf's Greatest Icon - The St Andrews Old Course Starter's Box

Author: John P. Hagen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1907195750

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 9406

The St Andrews Old Course Starter's Box was sold in a controversial international auction on 10 September 2001, the day before the infamy of the Twin Towers attack. 'Play Away Please' recounts the glory of the little building in St Andrews, 'the home of golf', and tells the tale of those who used its services for 77 continuous years. Unlike many epics, the story does not centre on a rich dynasty or a heroic quest for the truth. Instead, it centres on the production of the perfect round of golf and the global marketing of the Box - one of the most celebrated buildings in the world of sport - as a brand and an icon. The book also chronicles the suspense and notoriety that greeted the Box after its voyage from Scotland to California, by way of the Panama Canal, and the role it assumed as an emotional balm for many in the aftermath of the 11 September atrocity. Alas, nothing is as simple as it seems and miracles are rare. The businessman who bought the Box was imprisoned before it reached Los Angeles, accused of stealing millions from the real-estate development that was to be its home. Eight years later, a happy ending was finally brought about, but only after a healthy dose of gut-wrenching fear and suspense became a part of the story. Supplemented with exclusive photographs, 'Play Away Please' is also a personal story of patronage and odyssey to assure the Box's preservation as the sporting world's consummate symbol of integrity and fair play. Along the way, the author brings to life the unforgettable local characters of Fife, celebrating their customs, lifestyle and unique command of the English language.

Mathematical Methods in Counterterrorism

Author: Nasrullah Memon,Jonathan David Farley,David L. Hicks,Torben Rosenorn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3211094423

Category: Computers

Page: 389

View: 9896

Terrorism is one of the serious threats to international peace and security that we face in this decade. No nation can consider itself immune from the dangers it poses, and no society can remain disengaged from the efforts to combat it. The termcounterterrorism refers to the techniques, strategies, and tactics used in the ?ght against terrorism. Counterterrorism efforts involve many segments of so- ety, especially governmental agencies including the police, military, and intelligence agencies (both domestic and international). The goal of counterterrorism efforts is to not only detect and prevent potential future acts but also to assist in the response to events that have already occurred. A terrorist cell usually forms very quietly and then grows in a pattern – sp- ning international borders, oceans, and hemispheres. Surprising to many, an eff- tive “weapon”, just as quiet – mathematics – can serve as a powerful tool to combat terrorism, providing the ability to connect the dots and reveal the organizational pattern of something so sinister. The events of 9/11 instantly changed perceptions of the wordsterrorist andn- work, especially in the United States. The international community was confronted with the need to tackle a threat which was not con?ned to a discreet physical - cation. This is a particular challenge to the standard instruments for projecting the legal authority of states and their power to uphold public safety. As demonstrated by the events of the 9/11 attack, we know that terrorist attacks can happen anywhere.

A Difficult Par

Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the Making of Modern Golf

Author: James R. Hansen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698157001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 536

The definitive account of modern golf’s foremost architect from the New York Times bestselling author of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong Robert Trent Jones was the most prolific and influential golf course architect of the twentieth century and became the archetypical modern golf course designer. Jones spread the gospel of golf by designing courses in forty-two US states and twenty-eight countries. Twenty U.S. Opens, America’s national championship, have been contested on Jones-designed courses. New York Times bestselling biographer James R. Hansen, author of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, recounts how an English immigrant boy arrived in upstate New York in 1912, just as golf was emerging as a popular pastime in America. Jones excelled as a golfer, earning admission to Cornell University, whose faculty consented to a curriculum tailored to teach him the knowledge needed to design golf courses. Cornell provided the springboard for an act of self-invention that propelled Jones from obscurity to worldwide fame. Jones believed that every hole should be “a difficult par but an easy bogey.” As gifted as he was at golf design, Jones was equally skilled as a salesman, promoter, and entrepreneur. Golf Digest’s annual rankings of the 100 Greatest Golf Courses have regularly featured about fifty Jones designs, paving the path for his two sons, Robert Jr., and Rees, whose work would carry on their father’s tradition. Hansen examines Jones’s legacy in all its complexity and influence, including the fraternal rivalry of Jones’s distinguished sons.

Tell My Mother I'm Not Dead

A Case Study in Mediumship Research

Author: Trevor Hamilton

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1845404599

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 200

View: 7449

This book divides into two parts. The first is a personal narrative of the impact of the death of the author’s son Ralph on him and his family and his efforts to see if there was any evidence for his continued existence (generated largely through visits to mediums) that a thinking person could take seriously. The second is an attempt to evaluate that evidence objectively (based on an extensive survey of current and past scientific research in the UK and the USA). The title reflects the inevitable tension between emotion and intellect in such an enquiry.

Plant-Life on Land

Considered in Some of Its Biological Aspects

Author: F. O. Bower

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107672872

Category: History

Page: 180

View: 3425

Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature were designed to provide concise introductions to a broad range of topics. They were written by experts for the general reader and combined a comprehensive approach to knowledge with an emphasis on accessibility. Plant-Life on Land by F. O. Bower was first published in 1911. The volume contains a guide to land-based botany, with information on plant habitats, population and physiology.

Understanding and Applying Research Design

Author: Martin Lee Abbott,Jennifer McKinney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118605292

Category: Mathematics

Page: 448

View: 3829

A fresh approach to bridging research design with statistical analysis While good social science requires both research design and statistical analysis, most books treat these two areas separately. Understanding and Applying Research Design introduces an accessible approach to integrating design and statistics, focusing on the processes of posing, testing, and interpreting research questions in the social sciences. The authors analyze real-world data using SPSS software, guiding readers on the overall process of science, focusing on premises, procedures, and designs of social scientific research. Three clearly organized sections move seamlessly from theoretical topics to statistical techniques at the heart of research procedures, and finally, to practical application of research design: Premises of Research introduces the research process and the capabilities of SPSS, with coverage of ethics, Empirical Generalization, and Chi Square and Contingency Table Analysis Procedures of Research explores key quantitative methods in research design including measurement, correlation, regression, and causation Designs of Research outlines various design frameworks, with discussion of survey research, aggregate research, and experiments Throughout the book, SPSS software is used to showcase the discussed techniques, and detailed appendices provide guidance on key statistical procedures and tips for data management. Numerous exercises allow readers to test their comprehension of the presented material, and a related website features additional data sets and SPSS code. Understanding and Applying Research Design is an excellent book for social sciences and education courses on research methods at the upper-undergraduate level. The book is also an insightful reference for professionals who would like to learn how to pose, test, and interpret research questions with confidence.

The Missing Links

Overlooked and Forgotten Statements from the scholars of Ahl Sunnah to Assist Some of Our Brothers in Abandoning Bigotry and Partisanship and Return Back to the True Manhaj of the Salaf

Author: Abu Abdur Rahman Faruq Post

Publisher: Dar ul Ittiba

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 40

View: 4195

I named this booklet "The Missing Links" because many of these statements are sometimes overlooked or forgotten. Hopefully these statements of our scholars will fill in the gaps and as the 'links of reconciliation' to bring our brothers from Ahlus Sunnah together once again and extinguish the fire of dissension, conflict, aggression, backbiting, and slandering which has been burning between some of them. One in need of Allah's forgiveness and mercy: Abu Abdur Rahman Faruq Post Dar ul Ittiba Publications

Automated Data Collection with R

A Practical Guide to Web Scraping and Text Mining

Author: Simon Munzert,Christian Rubba,Peter Meißner,Dominic Nyhuis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118834801

Category: Computers

Page: 480

View: 1081

A hands on guide to web scraping and text mining for bothbeginners and experienced users of R Introduces fundamental concepts of the main architecture of theweb and databases and covers HTTP, HTML, XML, JSON, SQL. Provides basic techniques to query web documents and data sets(XPath and regular expressions). An extensive set of exercises are presented to guide thereader through each technique. Explores both supervised and unsupervised techniques as well asadvanced techniques such as data scraping and text management. Case studies are featured throughout along with examples foreach technique presented. R code and solutions to exercises featured in thebook are provided on a supporting website.

Fodor's Hawaii 2014

Author: Fodor's

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 0770432174

Category: Travel

Page: 680

View: 5055

Hawaii overflows with natural beauty, from soft sand beaches to dramatic volcano cliffs. The islands' offerings, from urban Honolulu in Oahu to the luxe resorts of Maui to the natural wonders of Kauai and the Big Island, appeal to all tastes. There's also much to appreciate about the state's unique culture and the tradition of aloha that has welcomed millions of visitors over the years. EXPANDED COVERAGE: Brand-new hotel, restaurant, shop, and bar reviews provide fresh tips for staying and playing on Oahu, Maui, the Big Island, Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai. An updated feature explores the changing cruise options on Hawaii. INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: An island finder chart and guide helps you pick the right islands for you. Top Experiences and Great Itineraries help travelers make the most of their island time. This guide also has useful tips for families, people planning Hawaiian weddings and honeymoons, and cruise travelers. Illustrated plant and marine life identification keys are useful tools for hikers and snorkelers. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Hawaii ebook edition offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.

Smart Data Pricing

Author: Soumya Sen,Carlee Joe-Wong,Sangtae Ha,Mung Chiang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118899334

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 536

View: 6757

A comprehensive text addressing the high demand for network, cloud, and content services through cutting-edge research on data pricing and business strategies Smart Data Pricing tackles the timely issue of surging demand for network, cloud, and content services and corresponding innovations in pricing these services to benefit consumers, operators, and content providers. The pricing of data traffic and other services is central to the core challenges of network monetization, growth sustainability, and bridging the digital divide. In this book, experts from both academia and industry discuss all aspects of smart data pricing research and development, including economic analyses, system development, user behavior evaluation, and business strategies. Smart Data Pricing: • Presents the analysis of leading researchers from industry and academia surrounding the pricing of network services and content. • Discusses current trends in mobile and wired data usage and their economic implications for content providers, network operators, end users, government regulators, and other players in the Internet ecosystem. • Includes new concepts and background technical knowledge that will help researchers and managers effectively monetize their networks and improve user quality-of-experience. • Provides cutting-edge research on business strategies and initiatives through a diverse collection of perspectives. • Combines academic and industry expertise from multiple disciplines and business organizations. The ideas and background of the technologies and economic principles discussed within these chapters are of real value to practitioners, researchers, and managers in identifying trends and deploying new pricing and network management technologies, and will help support managers in identifying new business directions and innovating solutions to challenging business problems.