Lassoing the Sun

Lassoing the Sun
Author: Mark Woods
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250105905
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Release: 2016-06-14
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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.

Let s Lasso the Sun

Let s Lasso the Sun
Author: Inaya Durrani
Pages: 24
ISBN: 1705575625
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Release: 2019-11-24
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 Sun

Lasso the Sun
Author: Michael Dollinger
Pages: 520
ISBN: 9781413400366
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Release: 2005-02-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Advanced Technology Solar Telescope Haleakal Maui

Advanced Technology Solar Telescope  Haleakal    Maui
Author: Anonim
Pages: 8
ISBN: NWU:35556039651005
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Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Encyclopaedia of the History of Science Technology and Medicine in Non Western Cultures

Encyclopaedia of the History of Science  Technology  and Medicine in Non Western Cultures
Author: Helaine Selin
Pages: 2415
ISBN: 9781402045592
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Release: 2008-03-12
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Here, at last, is the massively updated and augmented second edition of this landmark encyclopedia. It contains approximately 1000 entries dealing in depth with the history of the scientific, technological and medical accomplishments of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. The entries consist of fully updated articles together with hundreds of entirely new topics. This unique reference work includes intercultural articles on broad topics such as mathematics and astronomy as well as thoughtful philosophical articles on concepts and ideas related to the study of non-Western Science, such as rationality, objectivity, and method. You’ll also find material on religion and science, East and West, and magic and science.

Lasso the Sunshine

Lasso the Sunshine
Author: Bob Farmer
Pages: 120
ISBN: 0978785908
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Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Moon in the Well

The Moon in the Well
Author: Erica Helm Meade
Pages: 267
ISBN: 0812694406
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Release: 2001
Editor: Open Court Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A master storyteller transforms sixty-five myths and legends from various cultures around the world into an opportunity for spiritual nourishment.

Ritual Encounters

Ritual Encounters
Author: Michelle Wibbelsman
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780252092879
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Release: 2010-10-01
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book examines ritual practices and public festivals in the Otavalo and Cotacachi areas of northern Andean Ecuador's Imbabura province. Otavaleños are a unique group in that they maintain their traditional identity but also cultivate a cosmopolitanism through frequent international travel. Rituals have persisted among this ethnic community as important processes for symbolically capturing and critically assessing cultural changes in the face of modern influences. Ritual Encounters thus offers an appreciation of the modern and mythic community as a single and emergent condition.

Hewa

Hewa
Author: Malcolm Nāea Chun
Pages: 43
ISBN: 9781583510520
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Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: CRDG
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The last book of the Ka Wana series, Hewa: The Wrong Way of Living looks at what behaviors are considered unbecoming in a Hawaiian and why. Early Native Hawaiian scholars wrote a lot about what constituted good and bad behavior in their day as foreign influences increased. Today, the dominance of American culture in Hawai'i forces Native Hawaiians to think carefully about how they can retain a cultural identity. This series, and especially the first and last volumes¿Pono and Hewa¿brings to light those traditions of Native Hawaiian culture that are essential to being Hawaiian, then and now. This book is one of eleven short volumes of the Ka Wana series, which is part of the Pihana Na Mamo Native Hawaiian education program.

America s National Parks

America s National Parks
Author: Anonim
Pages: 600
ISBN: 9781683839279
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Release: 2020-08-18
Editor: Earth Aware Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the cascading waterfalls of Yosemite to the unique geothermal features of Yellowstone, the U.S. national parks are among the most breathtaking destinations in the world. Founded to preserve the nation’s heritage and historic landscapes for posterity, the national parks represent one of America’s crowning achievements and internationally significant treasures. The National Parks: An American Legacy tells the story of the parks through the photography of Ian Shive, today’s leading photographer of our national parks and their surrounding significant landscapes, as well as through poignant essays by conservancy groups from across the country. With more than 200 glorious images of the nation’s parks, this book celebrates everything from the snowy vistas of Denali in Alaska to the lava flows in Hawaii’s Volcano National Park—as well as Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon and hundreds more, from sea to shining sea. Comprehensive, stunningly beautiful, and always inspiring, The National Parks: An American Legacy reveals the way humankind interacts with the parks, and how the story of the national parks is also a tribute to the people who visit, explore, and tirelessly work to preserve these cherished American landscapes.

Lasso

Lasso
Author: Mike Coville
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 2021-03-24
Editor: Mike Coville
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A suspicious accident, a prized asteroid, and a game of politics to decide who rules the galaxy. Someone’s making a power play, but who? Captain Greg Daniels of the DSM Boone is a handful of asteroids away from retiring when his plans are threatened by an explosion on his ship. With the risk of another more lethal attack, Greg must locate the source of the explosion or he’ll lose more than the priceless rock he just obtained - he’ll lose his life. On the Lunar Community, Final Frontier Mining Director David Rivera has his sights set on becoming Prime Minister of the ISC. His hopes rest on ace miner, Daniels, bringing in the most profitable asteroid in the company's history to keep himself in the spotlight. But when he discovers a conspiracy to destroy his company and put a stop to his political aspirations, David must hunt down his mysterious hacker while trying to save Greg, DSM Boone, and the asteroid it has secured. One man fights for survival in deep space, another on the moon, but is there someone else pulling the strings of both? Only if they can work together, will they find the answers they need to survive. This is book 1 of the 5 book Deep Space Mining Series

Ranger Confidential

Ranger Confidential
Author: Andrea Lankford
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780762762682
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Release: 2010-04-02
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For twelve years, Andrea Lankford lived in the biggest, most impressive national parks in the world, working a job she loved. She chaperoned baby sea turtles on their journey to sea. She pursued bad guys on her galloping patrol horse. She jumped into rescue helicopters bound for the heart of the Grand Canyon. She won arguments with bears. She slept with a few too many rattlesnakes. Hell yeah, it was the best job in the world! Fortunately, Andrea survived it. In this graphic and yet surprisingly funny account of her and others’ extraordinary careers, Lankford unveils a world in which park rangers struggle to maintain their idealism in the face of death, disillusionment, and the loss of a comrade killed while holding that thin green line between protecting the park from the people, the people from the park, and the people from each other. Ranger Confidential is the story behind the scenery of the nation’s crown jewels—Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Great Smokies, Denali. In these iconic landscapes, where nature and humanity constantly collide, scenery can be as cruel as it is redemptive.

Lassoing Wild Animals in Africa

Lassoing Wild Animals in Africa
Author: Guy Hamilton Scull
Pages: 135
ISBN: UCAL:$B277026
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Release: 1911
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Arilla Sun Down

Arilla Sun Down
Author: Virginia Hamilton
Pages: 299
ISBN: 9781480411302
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Release: 2014-11-11
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An American Library Association Notable Book and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year:Twelve-year-old Arilla goes on a quest to discover who she is and where she fits into her family—and the world Arilla Adams is tired of being the moon to her older brother’s sun. Sixteen-year-old Jack has rejected being part of an interracial family and identifies only with his Native American heritage. But Arilla, also part African American and part Native American, isn’t so sure where she belongs. She knows there are people who care about her. Old James False Face tells her stories. Her mom, who’s as beautiful as a queen, wants Arilla to learn to dance. And her classmate Angel Diovalad, the star of the girls’ basketball team, tells her secrets about the boy she loves, whom she meets with on the sly. Arilla also has secrets: She sneaks out to the roller rink to practice figure skating. And she’s afraid of horses. But she’s about to discover her inner courage on a daring rescue mission that will transform her relationship with her family and earn her the name Arilla Sun Down.

Storytelling

Storytelling
Author: Josepha Sherman
Pages: 910
ISBN: 9781317459385
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Release: 2015-03-26
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Storytelling is an ancient practice known in all civilizations throughout history. Characters, tales, techniques, oral traditions, motifs, and tale types transcend individual cultures - elements and names change, but the stories are remarkably similar with each rendition, highlighting the values and concerns of the host culture. Examining the stories and the oral traditions associated with different cultures offers a unique view of practices and traditions."Storytelling: An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore" brings past and present cultures of the world to life through their stories, oral traditions, and performance styles. It combines folklore and mythology, traditional arts, history, literature, and festivals to present an overview of world cultures through their liveliest and most fascinating mode of expression. This appealing resource includes specific storytelling techniques as well as retellings of stories from various cultures and traditions.

Under the Stars

Under the Stars
Author: Dan White
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781627791960
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Release: 2016-06-14
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“The definitive book on camping in America. . . . A passionate, witty, and deeply engaging examination of why humans venture into the wild.”—Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild From the Sierras to the Adirondacks and the Everglades, Dan White travels the nation to experience firsthand—and sometimes face first—how the American wilderness transformed from the devil’s playground into a source of adventure, relaxation, and renewal. Whether he’s camping nude in cougar country, being attacked by wildlife while “glamping,” or crashing a girls-only adventure for urban teens, Dan White seeks to animate the evolution of outdoor recreation. In the process, he demonstrates how the likes of Emerson, Thoreau, Roosevelt, and Muir—along with visionaries such as Adirondack Murray, Horace Kephart, and Juliette Gordon Low—helped blaze a trail from Transcendentalism to Leave No Trace. Wide-ranging in research, enthusiasm, and geography, Under the Stars reveals a vast population of nature seekers, a country still in love with its wild places.

Detours

Detours
Author: Hokulani K. Aikau,Vernadette Vicuna Gonzalez
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781478007203
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Release: 2019-11-08
Editor: Duke University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Many people first encounter Hawai‘i through the imagination—a postcard picture of hula girls, lu‘aus, and plenty of sun, surf, and sea. While Hawai‘i is indeed beautiful, Native Hawaiians struggle with the problems brought about by colonialism, military occupation, tourism, food insecurity, high costs of living, and climate change. In this brilliant reinvention of the travel guide, artists, activists, and scholars redirect readers from the fantasy of Hawai‘i as a tropical paradise and tourist destination toward a multilayered and holistic engagement with Hawai‘i's culture and complex history. The essays, stories, artworks, maps, and tour itineraries in Detours create decolonial narratives in ways that will forever change how readers think about and move throughout Hawai‘i. Contributors. Hōkūlani K. Aikau, Malia Akutagawa, Adele Balderston, Kamanamaikalani Beamer, Ellen-Rae Cachola, Emily Cadiz, Iokepa Casumbal-Salazar, David A. Chang, Lianne Marie Leda Charlie, Greg Chun, Joy Lehuanani Enomoto, S. Joe Estores, Nicholas Kawelakai Farrant, Jessica Ka‘ui Fu, Candace Fujikane, Linda H. L. Furuto, Sonny Ganaden, Cheryl Geslani, Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua, Tina Grandinetti, Craig Howes, Aurora Kagawa-Viviani, Noelle M. K. Y. Kahanu, Haley Kailiehu, Kyle Kajihiro, Halena Kapuni-Reynolds, Terrilee N. Kekoolani-Raymond, Kekuewa Kikiloi, William Kinney, Francesca Koethe, Karen K. Kosasa, N. Trisha Lagaso Goldberg, Kapulani Landgraf, Laura E. Lyons, David Uahikeaikalei‘ohu Maile, Brandy Nālani McDougall, Davianna Pōmaika‘i McGregor, Laurel Mei-Singh, P. Kalawai‘a Moore, Summer Kaimalia Mullins-Ibrahim, Jordan Muratsuchi, Hanohano Naehu, Malia Nobrega-Olivera, Katrina-Ann R. Kapā‘anaokalāokeola Nākoa Oliveira, Jamaica Heolimelekalani Osorio, No‘eau Peralto, No‘u Revilla, Kalaniua Ritte, Maya L. Kawailanaokeawaiki Saffery, Dean Itsuji Saranillio, Noenoe K. Silva, Ty P. Kāwika Tengan, Stephanie Nohelani Teves, Stan Tomita, Mehana Blaich Vaughan, Wendy Mapuana Waipā, Julie Warech

Statistical Foundations of Data Science

Statistical Foundations of Data Science
Author: Jianqing Fan,Runze Li,Cun-Hui Zhang,Hui Zou
Pages: 752
ISBN: 9780429527616
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Release: 2020-09-21
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Statistical Foundations of Data Science gives a thorough introduction to commonly used statistical models, contemporary statistical machine learning techniques and algorithms, along with their mathematical insights and statistical theories. It aims to serve as a graduate-level textbook and a research monograph on high-dimensional statistics, sparsity and covariance learning, machine learning, and statistical inference. It includes ample exercises that involve both theoretical studies as well as empirical applications. The book begins with an introduction to the stylized features of big data and their impacts on statistical analysis. It then introduces multiple linear regression and expands the techniques of model building via nonparametric regression and kernel tricks. It provides a comprehensive account on sparsity explorations and model selections for multiple regression, generalized linear models, quantile regression, robust regression, hazards regression, among others. High-dimensional inference is also thoroughly addressed and so is feature screening. The book also provides a comprehensive account on high-dimensional covariance estimation, learning latent factors and hidden structures, as well as their applications to statistical estimation, inference, prediction and machine learning problems. It also introduces thoroughly statistical machine learning theory and methods for classification, clustering, and prediction. These include CART, random forests, boosting, support vector machines, clustering algorithms, sparse PCA, and deep learning.

Lasso Regressions and Forecasting Models in Applied Stress Testing

Lasso Regressions and Forecasting Models in Applied Stress Testing
Author: Mr.Jorge A. Chan-Lau
Pages: 34
ISBN: 9781475599022
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Release: 2017-05-05
Editor: International Monetary Fund
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Model selection and forecasting in stress tests can be facilitated using machine learning techniques. These techniques have proved robust in other fields for dealing with the curse of dimensionality, a situation often encountered in applied stress testing. Lasso regressions, in particular, are well suited for building forecasting models when the number of potential covariates is large, and the number of observations is small or roughly equal to the number of covariates. This paper presents a conceptual overview of lasso regressions, explains how they fit in applied stress tests, describes its advantages over other model selection methods, and illustrates their application by constructing forecasting models of sectoral probabilities of default in an advanced emerging market economy.

Lasso the Sun

Lasso the Sun
Author: Michael Dollinger
Pages: 520
ISBN: 141340037X
Available:
Release: 2005-02-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.