N IS FOR NOOSE

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N Is For Noose

Author : Sue Grafton
ISBN : 1429913436
Genre : Fiction
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"SMART AND SASSY" (New York Times) P.I. Kinsey Millhone is at it again in "N" is for Noose—another thrilling adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton Kinsey Millhone should have done something else--she should have turned the car in the direction of home. Instead, she was about to put herself in the gravest jeopardy of her career. Tom Newquist had been a detective in the Nota Lake sheriff's office--a tough, honest cop respected by everyone. When he died suddenly, the townsfolk were saddened but not surprised: Just shy of sixty-five, Newquist worked too hard, smoked too much, and exercised too little. That plus an appetite for junk food made him a poster boy for an American Heart Association campaign. Newquist's widow didn't doubt the coroner's report. But what Selma couldn't accept was not knowing what had so bothered Tom in the last six weeks of his life. What was it that had made him prowl restlessly at night, that had him brooding constantly? Selma Newquist wanted closure, and the only way she'd get it was if she found out what it was that had so bedeviled her husband. Kinsey should have dumped the case. It was vague and hopeless, like looking for a needle in a haystack. Instead, she set up shop in Nota Lake, where she found that looking for a needle in a haystack can draw blood. Very likely, her own."N" Is for Noose: a novel in which Kinsey Millhone becomes the target and an entire town seems in for the kill. "A" Is for Alibi "B" Is for Burglar "C" Is for Corpse "D" Is for Deadbeat "E" Is for Evidence "F" Is for Fugitive "G" Is for Gumshoe "H" Is for Homicide "I" Is for Innocent "J" Is for Judgment "K" Is for Killer "L" is for Lawless "M" Is for Malice "N" Is for Noose "O" Is for Outlaw "P" Is for Peril "Q" Is for Quarry "R" Is for Ricochet "S" Is for Silence "T" Is for Trespass "U" Is for Undertow "V" Is for Vengeance "W" Is for Wasted "X"
Category: Fiction

Concur 2007 Concurrency Theory

Author : Luís Caires
ISBN : 9783540744078
Genre : Computers
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This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Concurrency Theory. Thirty full papers are presented along with three important invited papers. Each of these papers was carefully reviewed by the editors. Topics include model checking, process calculi, minimization and equivalence checking, types, semantics, probability, bisimulation and simulation, real time, and formal languages.
Category: Computers

Information Theoretic Causal Inference Of Lexical Flow

Author : Johannes Dellert
ISBN : 9783961101436
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This volume seeks to infer large phylogenetic networks from phonetically encoded lexical data and contribute in this way to the historical study of language varieties. The technical step that enables progress in this case is the use of causal inference algorithms. Sample sets of words from language varieties are preprocessed into automatically inferred cognate sets, and then modeled as information-theoretic variables based on an intuitive measure of cognate overlap. Causal inference is then applied to these variables in order to determine the existence and direction of influence among the varieties. The directed arcs in the resulting graph structures can be interpreted as reflecting the existence and directionality of lexical flow, a unified model which subsumes inheritance and borrowing as the two main ways of transmission that shape the basic lexicon of languages. A flow-based separation criterion and domain-specific directionality detection criteria are developed to make existing causal inference algorithms more robust against imperfect cognacy data, giving rise to two new algorithms. The Phylogenetic Lexical Flow Inference (PLFI) algorithm requires lexical features of proto-languages to be reconstructed in advance, but yields fully general phylogenetic networks, whereas the more complex Contact Lexical Flow Inference (CLFI) algorithm treats proto-languages as hidden common causes, and only returns hypotheses of historical contact situations between attested languages. The algorithms are evaluated both against a large lexical database of Northern Eurasia spanning many language families, and against simulated data generated by a new model of language contact that builds on the opening and closing of directional contact channels as primary evolutionary events. The algorithms are found to infer the existence of contacts very reliably, whereas the inference of directionality remains difficult. This currently limits the new algorithms to a role as exploratory tools for quickly detecting salient patterns in large lexical datasets, but it should soon be possible for the framework to be enhanced e.g. by confidence values for each directionality decision.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Dictionnaire Anglais Fran Ais

Author : Merriam-Webster, Inc
ISBN : 087779166X
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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A French-English dictionary with French-Canadian terms and essential French vocabulary.
Category: Foreign Language Study

This Book Made Me Do It

Author : DK Publishing
ISBN : 9780756676407
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Knowledge comes in all shapes and sizes, and This Book Made Me Do It celebrates it in all its vastness and variety. This Book Made Me Do It gives step-by-step instructions on everything from hacking their gadgets and toys to making clouds in bottles and creating music from the most surprising of everyday objects. There is something here for the hobbyist, the amateur, or just the fantastically curious. The reader will learn not only how to make a barometer, but why barometers matter, and how to use them to forecast weather. This lively and engaging book--through its clarity, levity, and well-researched information--will keep readers of all ages busy learning, making, creating, hacking, thinking, and doing for a very long time.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction