books about: complexities
The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed
Michael L. George
The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook blends Lean and Six Sigma tools and concepts, providing expert advice on how to determine which tool within a "family" is best for different purposes. Packed with detailed examples and step-bystep instructions, it's the ideal handy reference guide to help Green and Black Belts make the transition from the classroom to the field. Features brief summaries and examples of the 70 most important tools in Lean ...
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto)
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Random House Trade Paperbacks
Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, and The Bed of Procrustes . Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestselling author of The Black Swan and one of the foremost thinkers of our time, reveals ...
The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
Incredibly rich with wisdom and insight that will leave the reader, whether single or married, feeling uplifted.” The Washington Times Based on the acclaimed sermon series by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyoneChristians, skeptics, singles, longtime married couples, and those about to be engagedthe vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible. Modern culture would have you ...
Speakeasy: The Employees Only Guide to Classic Cocktails Reimagined
Ten Speed Press
Time-honored cocktails like the New York Sour and the Sidecar were born during the era of Prohibition, the blessedly bygone social experiment that turned drinking into an underground adventure. In those days, hard beverage options were usually made with homemade hooch and flavorings of dubious origin and quality. Thankfully, a cocktail renaissance has emerged in many of today’s bars, where inventive drinks showcase both the ...
True Paradox: How Christianity Makes Sense of Our Complex World
How do we explain human consciousness? Where do we get our sense of beauty? Why do we recoil at suffering? Why do we have moral codes that none of us can meet? Why do we yearn for justice, yet seem incapable of establishing it? Any philosophy or worldview must make sense of the world as we actually experience it. We need to explain how we can discern qualities such as beauty and evil and account for our practices of morality and law. The ...
The Algorithm Design Manual
Steven S Skiena
Most professional programmers that I’ve encountered are not well prepared to tackle algorithm design problems. This is a pity, because the techniques of algorithm design form one of the core practical technologies of computer science. Designing correct, efficient, and implementable algorithms for real-world problems requires access to two distinct bodies of knowledge: • Techniques – Good algorithm designers understand several fundamental ...
Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice
Derald Wing Sue
The most frequently cited, widely used, and critically acclaimed text on multicultural counseling In addition to significant revisions and updates reflecting changes in the field, Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice, Sixth Edition features new chapters on: Multicultural counseling competence for minority mental health professionals Multicultural evidence-based practice Culturally competent assessment Poverty and ...
The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and ...
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Random House Trade Paperbacks
A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan events explain almost everything about our world, and yet we—especially the experts—are blind to them. In this second edition, Taleb has added a new essay, On Robustness and Fragility , which offers tools to navigate and exploit a Black Swan world.
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race
Beverly Daniel Tatum
Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see black youth seated together in the cafeteria. Of course, it's not just the black kids sitting together-the white, Latino, Asian Pacific, and, in some regions, American Indian youth are clustered in their own groups, too. The same phenomenon can be observed in college dining halls, faculty lounges, and corporate cafeterias. What is going on here? Is this self-segregation a problem we ...
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto)
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Random House Trade Paperbacks
Fooled by Randomness is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are The Black Swan, Antifragile, and The Bed of Procrustes . “[Taleb is] Wall Street’s principal dissident. . . . [Fooled By Randomness] is to conventional Wall Street wisdom ...
All of Statistics: A Concise Course in Statistical Inference (Springer Texts in Statistics)
Taken literally, the title "All of Statistics" is an exaggeration. But in spirit, the title is apt, as the book does cover a much broader range of topics than a typical introductory book on mathematical statistics. This book is for people who want to learn probability and statistics quickly. It is suitable for graduate or advanced undergraduate students in computer science, mathematics, statistics, and related disciplines. The book includes ...
Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software
Describes ways to incorporate domain modeling into software development. Title: Domain-Driven Design Author: Evans, Eric/ Fowler, Martin (FRW) Publisher: Prentice Hall Publication Date: 2003/08/01 Number of Pages: 320 Binding Type: HARDCOVER Library of Congress: 2003050331
Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution
Michael J. Behe
Darwin’s Black Box helped to launch the Intelligent Design movement: the argument that nature exhibits evidence of design, beyond Darwinian randomness. Today, with the movement stronger than ever, Michael J. Behe updates the book with an important new Afterword on the state of the debate. —Time Naming Darwin’s Black Box to the National Review’s list of the 100 most important nonfiction works of the twentieth century, George ...
Data Structures and Algorithms Made Easy: Data Structure and Algorithmic Puzzles, Second Edition
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Peeling Data Structures and Algorithms for interviews [re-printed with corrections and new problems]: "Data Structures And Algorithms Made Easy: Data Structure And Algorithmic Puzzles" is a book that offers solutions to complex data structures and algorithms. There are multiple solutions for each problem and the book is coded in C/C++, it comes handy as an interview and exam guide for computer scientists. A handy ...
The Annotated Turing: A Guided Tour Through Alan Turing's Historic Paper on Computability and the Turing ...
Programming Legend Charles Petzold unlocks the secrets of the extraordinary and prescient 1936 paper by Alan M. Turing Mathematician Alan Turing invented an imaginary computer known as the Turing Machine; in an age before computers, he explored the concept of what it meant to be computable , creating the field of computability theory in the process, a foundation of present-day computer programming. The book expands Turing’s original 36-page ...
Rigorous Reading: 5 Access Points for Comprehending Complex Texts (Corwin Literacy)
"With Rigorous Reading Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey have provided literacy educators who are committed to successfully raising the bar with solutions that make sense. The book is masterfully developed with an extensive reach across many grade levels in terms of defining what it means to provide intentional instruction and teaching text complexity. The five access points are discussed pragmatically with evidence of a solid research base ...
Chaos: Making a New Science
The million-copy bestseller by National Book Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist James Gleick that reveals the science behind chaos theory National bestseller More than a million copies sold A work of popular science in the tradition of Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan, this 20th-anniversary edition of James Gleick’s groundbreaking bestseller Chaos introduces a whole new readership to chaos theory, one of the most significant ...
Vocabulary Is Comprehension: Getting to the Root of Text Complexity (Corwin Literacy)
Here is a reading riddle: What knowledge always precedes high-level text comprehension and yet seldom is given sufficient instructional time? The answer: Word knowledge. Our students can’t understand texts without knowing what words mean. It’s that simple. Meanwhile, in our rush toward complex texts, somehow we forget to put a new systematic vocabulary plan in place. In Vocabulary Is Comprehension , Laura Robb provides the ...
Quantum Computing since Democritus
Cambridge University Press
Written by noted quantum computing theorist Scott Aaronson, this book takes readers on a tour through some of the deepest ideas of maths, computer science and physics. Full of insights, arguments and philosophical perspectives, the book covers an amazing array of topics. Beginning in antiquity with Democritus, it progresses through logic and set theory, computability and complexity theory, quantum computing, cryptography, the information content ...
The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design
W. W. Norton & Company
"The best general account of evolution I have read in recent years."—E. O. Wilson. With a new introduction. Twenty years after its original publication, The Blind Watchmaker , framed with a new introduction by the author, is as prescient and timely a book as ever. The watchmaker belongs to the eighteenth-century theologian William Paley, who argued that just as a watch is too complicated and functional to have sprung into existence by ...
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