Mostly Harmless

Mostly Harmless
Author: Douglas Adams
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0330491229
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Pan Macmillan Adult
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It`s easy to become disheartened when your planet has been demolished for an unnecessary hyperspacial express route, the woman you love has vanished in a misunderstanding about the nature of space/time, the spaceship in which you are travelling crashed in flames on a remote and Bob-fearing planet, and all you have to fall back on are a few sandwich-making skills. However, instead of becoming disheartened, Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life a bit and immediately all hell breaks loose.

Mostly Harmless Econometrics

Mostly Harmless Econometrics
Author: Joshua D. Angrist,Jörn-Steffen Pischke
Pages: 373
ISBN: 9780691120355
Available:
Release: 2009-01-04
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In addition to econometric essentials, this book covers important new extensions as well as how to get standard errors right. The authors explain why fancier econometric techniques are typically unnecessary and even dangerous.

Mostly Harmless

Mostly Harmless
Author: Douglas Adams
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780307422224
Available:
Release: 2009-09-23
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now celebrating the 42nd anniversary of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, soon to be a Hulu original series! “Hitchhiker fans rejoice! . . . [Here’s] more of the same zany nonsensical mayhem.”—The New York Times Book Review It’s easy to get disheartened when your planet has been blown up and the woman you love has vanished due to a misunderstanding about space/time. However, instead of being disheartened, Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life a bit—and immediately all hell breaks loose. Hell takes a number of forms: there’s the standard Ford Prefect version, in the shape of an all-new edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and a totally unexpected manifestation in the form of a teenage girl who startles Arthur Dent by being his daughter when he didn’t even know he had one. Can Arthur save the Earth from total multidimensional obliteration? Can he save the Guide from a hostile alien takeover? Can he save his daughter, Random, from herself? Of course not. He never works out exactly what is going on. Will you? “Douglas Adams is a terrific satirist. . . . He is anything but harmless.”—The Washington Post Book World

Mostly Harmless

Mostly Harmless
Author: Douglas Adams
Pages: 277
ISBN: 9780345379337
Available:
Release: 1993
Editor: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Gala
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Raised on a planet at the remote edge of the universe, the daughter of Arthur Dent sets out on a transgalactic quest to find the planet of her ancestors

Mostly Harmless Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy Book 5

Mostly Harmless  Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy Book 5
Author: Douglas Adams
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1529034566
Available:
Release: 2020-03-05
Editor: Pan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The fifth and final installment of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy of five. Featuring exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, and an introduction from Dirk Maggs.Arthur Dent hadn't had a day as bad as this since the Earth had been blown up.After years of galactic wanderings, Arthur finally settles on the small planet Lamuella and becomes a sandwich maker. Looking forward to a quiet life, his plans are thrown awry by the unexpected arrival of his daughter.There's nothing worse than a frustrated teenager with a copy of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in their hands. When she runs away, Arthur goes after her determined to save her from the horrors of the universe.After all - he's encountered most of them before.Mostly Harmless is the fifth and final book in Douglas Adams' much-loved cult classic series, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. This edition includes additional material from the Adams archives, as well as an introduction by prolific radio producer and director, Dirk Maggs.

Mostly Harmless

Mostly Harmless
Author: Douglas Adams
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1856953335
Available:
Release: 1996-02-01
Editor: Isis Large Print Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Adams is back with the amazing, unprecedented, logic-defying, but-why-stop-now fifth novel in the Hitchhiker Trilogy. Random, the daughter of Arthur Dent, has grown up on a remote world at the edge of the universe. Now she sets out on a transgalactic quest to find the planet of her ancestors. . . . Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

P ev n ne kodn

P  ev    n   ne  kodn
Author: Douglas Adams,Jana Koubová,Libor Batrla
Pages: 191
ISBN: 808579442X
Available:
Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown
Language: cs

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ELITE

ELITE
Author: KATE. RUSSELL
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1909163384
Available:
Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Mostly Harmless

Mostly Harmless
Author: Douglas Adams
Pages: 277
ISBN: 9780330513203
Available:
Release: 2009-09-01
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mostly Harmless is the fifth and final part in Douglas Adams' much-loved cult classic series, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. This edition includes exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, and an introduction by Dirk Maggs. Arthur Dent hadn't had a day as bad as this since the Earth had been blown up. After years of galactic wanderings, Arthur finally settles on the small planet Lamuella and becomes a sandwich maker. Looking forward to a quiet life, his plans are thrown awry by the unexpected arrival of his daughter. There's nothing worse than a frustrated teenager with a copy of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in their hands. When she runs away, Arthur goes after her determined to save her from the horrors of the universe. After all – he's encountered most of them before . . .

Elite Mostly Harmless

Elite  Mostly Harmless
Author: Kate Russell
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781909163348
Available:
Release: 2014-06-07
Editor: Fantastic Books Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Written by Kate Russell under official license from the creators of, and based in the vast universe of, the seminal space trading computer game Elite: Dangerous. Commander Angel Rose, forced into a life of crime due to circumstances beyond her control, is determined to survive in the unforgiving void as a professional assassin. Will she be forced into the ignominy of moving back in with her parents when her efforts fail to leave her with credit-earning blood on her hands? After years of galactic travel, could Angel’s destiny be to end up drinking cheap liquor in a bar in Slough… 10% of the proceeds of this book will be donated to Special Effect who have made it their mission to beat physical disability and allow everyone to enjoy playing video games.

So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

So Long  and Thanks for All the Fish
Author: Douglas Adams
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780330513173
Available:
Release: 2009-09-01
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish is the fourth installment in Douglas Adams' bestselling cult classic, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 'trilogy'. This edition includes exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, and an introduction by Neil Gaiman. There is a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. It's not an easy thing to do, and Arthur Dent thinks he's the only human who's been able to master this nifty little trick – until he meets Fenchurch, the woman of his dreams. Fenchurch once realized how the world could be made a good and happy place. Unfortunately, she's forgotten. Convinced that the secret lies within God's Final Message to His Creation, they go in search of it. And, in a dramatic break with tradition, actually find it . . . Follow Arthur Dent's galactic (mis)adventures in the last of the 'trilogy of five', Mostly Harmless.

Mostly Harmless

Mostly Harmless
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:912914378
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Delhi

Delhi
Author: Elizabeth Chatterjee
Pages: 293
ISBN: 9788184005103
Available:
Release: 2013-12-02
Editor: Random House India
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

‘... nobody who lives there, nobody at all, has much good to say about Delhi.’ Along with Milton Keynes, Detroit and Purgatory, Delhi is one of the world’s great unloved destinations. So when Elizabeth Chatterjee makes her way from the cool hum of Oxford to the demented June heat of heat of Delhi to research her PhD, she find herself both baffled and curious about the je ne sais quoi of this city of ‘graveyards and tombstones’. As flanêur and sagacious resident, Liz takes us through the serpentine power structures, the idyll, the bullshit­—peeling layer after layer of the city’s skin to reveal its aspirations, its insecurity, its charm and finally its urban dissonance. Uncannily perceptive, predictive, and hysterical, Delhi Mostly Harmless puts a firm finger on the electric pulse of Delhi.

And Another Thing

And Another Thing
Author: Eoin Colfer
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780241959527
Available:
Release: 2010-05-27
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discover the sixth book in the ludicrously inaccurately named Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy, as broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and featuring original cast members including Simon Jones, Geoff McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey and Sandra Dickinson. Arthur Dent led a perfectly ordinary, uneventful life until the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy hurled him deep into outer space. Now he's convinced a cruelly indifferent universe is out to get him. And who can blame him? His life is about to collide with a pantheon of unemployed gods, a lovestruck green alien, a very irritating computer and at least one very large slab of cheese. If, that is, everyone's favourite renegade Galactic President can get him off planet Earth before it is destroyed . . . again. 'A triumph, fabulous. Colfer has given us a delight' Observer 'I haven't read anything in a long time that made me laugh as much' The Times 'Chock-full of fanciful, inventive one-liners and asides, brimming with a burning sense of the ridiculousness of life' Independent on Sunday 'The best post-mortem impersonation I have ever read' Mark Lawson, Guardian

Douglas Adams s Starship Titanic

Douglas Adams s Starship Titanic
Author: Terry Jones
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307415073
Available:
Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this thoroughly satisfying and completely disorienting novel based on a story line by Douglas Adams (author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), Terry Jones recounts an unforgettable tale of intergalactic travel and mishap. The saga of "the ship that cannot possibly go wrong" sparkles with wit, danger, and confusion that will keep readers guessing which reality they are in and how, on earth, to find their way out again. At the center of the galaxy, a vast, unknown civilization is preparing for an event of epic proportions: the launching of the greatest, most gorgeous, most technologically advanced Starship ever built-the Starship Titanic. An earthling would see it as a mixture of the Chrysler Building, the tomb of Tutankhamen, and Venice. But less provincial onlookers would recognize it as the design of Leovinus, the galaxy's most renowned architect. He is an old man now, and the creation of the Starship Titanic is the pinnacle achievement of his twenty-year career. The night before the launch, Leovinus is prowling around the ship having a last little look. With mounting alarm he begins to find things are not right: unfinished workmanship, cybersystems not working correctly, robots colliding with doors. How could this have happened? And how could this have happened without his knowing? Something somewhere is terribly wrong. On the following day, in an artificial event staged for the media, the Starship Titanic will leave its construction dock under autopilot and, a few days later, make its way to the terminal to pick up passengers for its maiden voyage. Although the ship will be deserted during its very first flight, it is nevertheless a major event, watched by all the galaxy's media. Hugely, magnificently, the fabulous ship eases its way forward from the construction dock, picks up speed, sways a bit, wobbles a bit, veers wildly, and just before it can do massive damage to everything around it, appears to undergo SMEF (Spontaneous Massive Existence Failure). In just ten seconds, the whole, stupendous enterprise is over. And our story has just begun. Somehow three earthlings, one Blerontin journalist, a semideranged parrot, and a shipful of disoriented robots must overcome their differences. It's the only way to save the Starship Titanic ("The Ship That Cannot Possibly Go Wrong") from certain destruction and rescue the economy of an entire planet-not to mention to survive the latest threat, an attack by a swarm of hostile shipbuilders. . . .

Mastering Metrics

Mastering  Metrics
Author: Joshua D. Angrist,Jörn-Steffen Pischke
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780691152844
Available:
Release: 2014-12-21
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Applied econometrics, known to aficionados as 'metrics, is the original data science. 'Metrics encompasses the statistical methods economists use to untangle cause and effect in human affairs. Through accessible discussion and with a dose of kung fu–themed humor, Mastering 'Metrics presents the essential tools of econometric research and demonstrates why econometrics is exciting and useful. The five most valuable econometric methods, or what the authors call the Furious Five--random assignment, regression, instrumental variables, regression discontinuity designs, and differences in differences--are illustrated through well-crafted real-world examples (vetted for awesomeness by Kung Fu Panda's Jade Palace). Does health insurance make you healthier? Randomized experiments provide answers. Are expensive private colleges and selective public high schools better than more pedestrian institutions? Regression analysis and a regression discontinuity design reveal the surprising truth. When private banks teeter, and depositors take their money and run, should central banks step in to save them? Differences-in-differences analysis of a Depression-era banking crisis offers a response. Could arresting O. J. Simpson have saved his ex-wife's life? Instrumental variables methods instruct law enforcement authorities in how best to respond to domestic abuse. Wielding econometric tools with skill and confidence, Mastering 'Metrics uses data and statistics to illuminate the path from cause to effect. Shows why econometrics is important Explains econometric research through humorous and accessible discussion Outlines empirical methods central to modern econometric practice Works through interesting and relevant real-world examples

Twice 42

Twice 42
Author: h2g2
Pages: 520
ISBN: 1986069141
Available:
Release: 2018-03-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What's Twice-42? 84, of course. Double the number of the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything. This eclectic anthology contains 84 essays, short stories, and other forms of casual writing from the Researchers at h2g2.com, founded in 1999 by science fiction writer Douglas Adams, author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. You wonder about Life, the Universe and Everything? These writers have answers! Their tales will make you laugh, cry, and scratch your head, as they prove that there is so much more to this planet than the 'Mostly Harmless' designation it got in the original novel. In this volume, you will learn: The proper way to address ants in Morocco... What happens when you let drunken Floridians steer your passenger boat... Why the wheelie bin was playing Chopin... How magical life beside a Mississippi cotton field can be... ...and many, many more things you never knew happened on planet Earth. It's a compendium for natives and aliens alike. The personal stories in this volume will take you around the world. Twice-42 contains essays, fiction, experimental short-form writing, and, okay, a bit of poetry (but not too much: we aim for just the right prose-to-poetry ratio, rather like a good, dry martini). This is a volume to keep by the bedside, or pop into a travel bag to while away a journey. You'll want to dip in again and again to learn the history behind the Makapan caves of South Africa, or take a virtual trip in a horse caravan in Ireland, or enjoy some Austrian Osterstriezel... Warning: don't lend this book to anyone, especially not a friend you want to keep. It's the sort of book that doesn't get returned. Make them buy their own copy. Funny? We do funny. Paranormal? Are you kidding? You would not believe the weird things that happen on this planet... or maybe you would. Sad? Sure, a lot of life is sad. But there's a lot of sunshine peeking through the clouds. Can we make fiction on a shoestring? You betcha. Or any other stray remark in a forum post. Come along for the ride. Let h2g2's Researchers show you the view from their windows. We think you'll be pleasantly surprised at the wit and wisdom from this 'Mostly Harmless' planet.

Dirk Gently s Holistic Detective Agency

Dirk Gently s Holistic Detective Agency
Author: Douglas Adams
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9781476782997
Available:
Release: 2014-10-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, comes a wildly inventive novel—in trade paperback for the first time—of ghosts, time travel, and one detective’s mission to save humanity from extinction. DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY We solve the whole crime We find the whole person Phone today for the whole solution to your problem (Missing cats and messy divorces a specialty) Douglas Adams, the “master of wacky words and even wackier tales” (Entertainment Weekly) once again boggles the mind with a completely unbelievable story of ghosts, time travel, eccentric computer geniuses, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the end of the world, and—of course—missing cats.

Causal Inference

Causal Inference
Author: Scott Cunningham
Pages: 584
ISBN: 9780300251685
Available:
Release: 2021-01-26
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An accessible, contemporary introduction to the methods for determining cause and effect in the social sciences "Causation versus correlation has been the basis of arguments--economic and otherwise--since the beginning of time. Causal Inference: The Mixtape uses legit real-world examples that I found genuinely thought-provoking. It's rare that a book prompts readers to expand their outlook; this one did for me."--Marvin Young (Young MC) Causal inference encompasses the tools that allow social scientists to determine what causes what. In a messy world, causal inference is what helps establish the causes and effects of the actions being studied--for example, the impact (or lack thereof) of increases in the minimum wage on employment, the effects of early childhood education on incarceration later in life, or the influence on economic growth of introducing malaria nets in developing regions. Scott Cunningham introduces students and practitioners to the methods necessary to arrive at meaningful answers to the questions of causation, using a range of modeling techniques and coding instructions for both the R and the Stata programming languages.

The Happy Hacker

The Happy Hacker
Author: Carolyn P. Meinel
Pages: 427
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110249575
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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