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The Panda Problem

By Deborah Underwood
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0525553665
  • Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 153
  • File Pdf: the-panda-problem.pdf

Book Summary:

The critically adored, New York Times bestselling Deborah Underwood delights with a hilariously meta celebration of storytelling out of control. Every story needs a problem. But Panda doesn't have a problem. Unless . . . Panda is the problem. The New York Times bestselling author of Here Comes the Easter Cat and The Quiet Book loses control of the narrative in the funniest, most exuberant, most kid-delighting way in this adventurous ode to what makes a story--and what makes a story great. "Highly entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny."--Kirkus "Supremely silly."--Publishers Weekly "Excellent...Cute, cute book."--School Library Connection "Entertaining...humorous." --BCCB "Kid-friendly...visually appealing...cheeky...adorable."--The Horn Book "Hilarious, inventive...A joyful read aloud." --SLJ, The Classroom Bookshelf

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  • File Pdf: algorithmic-foundations-of-robotics-xii.pdf

Book Summary:

This book presents the outcomes of the 12th International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR 2016). WAFR is a prestigious, single-track, biennial international meeting devoted to recent advances in algorithmic problems in robotics. Robot algorithms are an important building block of robotic systems and are used to process inputs from users and sensors, perceive and build models of the environment, plan low-level motions and high-level tasks, control robotic actuators, and coordinate actions across multiple systems. However, developing and analyzing these algorithms raises complex challenges, both theoretical and practical. Advances in the algorithmic foundations of robotics have applications to manufacturing, medicine, distributed robotics, human–robot interaction, intelligent prosthetics, computer animation, computational biology, and many other areas. The 2016 edition of WAFR went back to its roots and was held in San Francisco, California – the city where the very first WAFR was held in 1994. Organized by Pieter Abbeel, Kostas Bekris, Ken Goldberg, and Lauren Miller, WAFR 2016 featured keynote talks by John Canny on “A Guided Tour of Computer Vision, Robotics, Algebra, and HCI,” Erik Demaine on “Replicators, Transformers, and Robot Swarms: Science Fiction through Geometric Algorithms,” Dan Halperin on “From Piano Movers to Piano Printers: Computing and Using Minkowski Sums,” and by Lydia Kavraki on “20 Years of Sampling Robot Motion.” Furthermore, it included an Open Problems Session organized by Ron Alterovitz, Florian Pokorny, and Jur van den Berg. There were 58 paper presentations during the three-day event. The organizers would like to thank the authors for their work and contributions, the reviewers for ensuring the high quality of the meeting, the WAFR Steering Committee led by Nancy Amato as well as WAFR’s fiscal sponsor, the International Federation of Robotics Research (IFRR), led by Oussama Khatib and Henrik Christensen. WAFR 2016 was an enjoyable and memorable event.

Advances in Cryptology – EUROCRYPT 2019

By Yuval Ishai,Vincent Rijmen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3030176568
  • Pages : 779
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 799
  • File Pdf: advances-in-cryptology-eurocrypt-2019.pdf

Book Summary:

The three volume-set LNCS 11476, 11477, and 11478 constitute the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 38th Annual International Conference on the Theory and Applications of Cryptographic Techniques, EUROCRYPT 2019,held in Darmstadt, Germany, in May 2019. The 76 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 327 submissions. The papers are organized into the following topical sections: ABE and CCA security; succinct arguments and secure messaging; obfuscation; block ciphers; differential privacy; bounds for symmetric cryptography; non-malleability; blockchain and consensus; homomorphic primitives; standards; searchable encryption and ORAM; proofs of work and space; secure computation; quantum, secure computation and NIZK, lattice-based cryptography; foundations; efficient secure computation; signatures; information-theoretic cryptography; and cryptanalysis.

Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics VIII

By Gregory S. Chirikjian,Howie Choset,Marco Morales,Todd Murphey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3642003125
  • Pages : 686
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 781
  • File Pdf: algorithmic-foundations-of-robotics-viii.pdf

Book Summary:

This book contains selected contributions to WAFR, the highly-competitive meeting on the algorithmic foundations of robotics. They address the unique combination of questions that the design and analysis of robot algorithms inspires.

"Have You Heard the One About..."

By Nelson Onit Vazqueztell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Isbn : 9781463477707
  • Pages : 540
  • Category : Humor
  • Reads : 252
  • File Pdf: have-you-heard-the-one-about.pdf

Book Summary:

A poet who has everyone smiling should write more than just poetry. And so, in order to keep everyone in stitches, he wrote a joke book with a thousand and one laughs! Unlike Vazqueztells previous books, TRUTH, COMEDY & POETRY for ALL and THE V-FILES: The Truth Is In Here, which are filled with mostly poetry, the author wanted to collect and share all of his favorite jokes from all categories and place them under one cover. No matter what the subject, he has covered it and although most of the great joke tellers will know a good amount of them, there will be enough to still shock and crack up even the most knowledgeable of joke tellers. This will most definitely be yet another favorite amongst his fans or just the perfect addition to any other collection of joke books. From the doings of Little Halis, who is full of malice, to the misadventures in religion, HAVE YOU HEARD THE ONE ABOUT will keep you and your friends in stitches.This is the perfect book to take anywhere to break the ice at parties or bars.No matter what the situation, there will be a joke that you can share with just about anyone.And as is that wasnt enough, then theres a second bonus chapter of poetry that continues where his previous comic poetry left off.Everything from the return of fan favorites Nels Vulger, Lana Dully and Don Tortelli to another set of dating mishaps are offered in this fantastically verbally illustrated book.In HAVE YOU HEARD THE ONE ABOUT you will find the best of his cynic humor, darc thoughts and absolutely the best collection of jokes you will ever read! And as if that wasnt enough, Vazqueztell. And to top put a cherry on top of that whole sundae of comedy, Vazqueztell also added a second bonus chapter of the best literal finds of the internet.The Vorld Vide Veb is an incredible collection of bumper stickers, sayings, pick up lines, zany lists and much, much more that will have you bursting into laughter!

The Monster on the Bus

By Josh Lieb
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1984835521
  • Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 994
  • File Pdf: the-monster-on-the-bus.pdf

Book Summary:

A spooky and hilarious spin on a classic children’s song, from the author of Chapter Two is Missing and the illustrator of The Panda Problem It’s the first day of school, and for Cassius and Angelique, that means their first ride on the school bus. The school bus can be a little intimidating for first-time riders! Will you have a friend to sit next to? Will the driver be nice? . . . and in the case of this bus ride, will that monster eat your backpack? As the wheels go round and round, the bus gets more and more off course. Is that. . .a T. Rex sitting in the back? And doesn’t that look like a wizard sitting in the front? Cassius and Angelique must outsmart a wild cast of characters if they want to make it to school on time!

NETWORKING 2007. Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, Wireless Networks, Next Generation Internet

By Ian F. Akyildiz,Raghupathy Sivakumar,Eylem Ekici,Jaudelice Cavalcante de Oliveira,Janise McNair
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3540726063
  • Pages : 1256
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 365
  • File Pdf: networking-2007-ad-hoc-and-sensor-networks-wireless-networks-next-generation-internet.pdf

Book Summary:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International IFIP-TC6 Networking Conference, NETWORKING 2007, held in Atlanta, GA, USA in May 2007. The 99 revised full papers and 30 poster papers cover ad hoc and sensor networks, wireless networks, and the next generation internet.

The Truth About Animals

By Lucy Cooke
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Isbn : 0465094651
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 467
  • File Pdf: the-truth-about-animals.pdf

Book Summary:

Mary Roach meets Bill Bryson in this "surefire summer winner" (Janet Maslin, New York Times), an uproarious tour of the basest instincts and biggest mysteries of the animal world Humans have gone to the Moon and discovered the Higgs boson, but when it comes to understanding animals, we've still got a long way to go. Whether we're seeing a viral video of romping baby pandas or a picture of penguins "holding hands," it's hard for us not to project our own values--innocence, fidelity, temperance, hard work--onto animals. So you've probably never considered if moose get drunk, penguins cheat on their mates, or worker ants lay about. They do--and that's just for starters. In The Truth About Animals, Lucy Cooke takes us on a worldwide journey to meet everyone from a Colombian hippo castrator to a Chinese panda porn peddler, all to lay bare the secret--and often hilarious--habits of the animal kingdom. Charming and at times downright weird, this modern bestiary is perfect for anyone who has ever suspected that virtue might be unnatural.

The Globalization of Evidence-Based Policing

By Eric L. Piza,Brandon C. Welsh
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1000478947
  • Pages : 346
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 619
  • File Pdf: the-globalization-of-evidence-based-policing.pdf

Book Summary:

Evidence-based policing is based on the straightforward, but powerful, idea that crime prevention and crime control policy should be based on what works best in promoting public safety, as determined by the best available scientific evidence. Bringing together leading academics and practitioners, this book explores a wide range of case studies from around the world that best exemplify the integration of scientific evidence in contemporary policing processes. Chapters explore the transfer of scientific knowledge to the practice community, the role of officers in conducting police-led science, connection of work between police researchers and practitioners, and how evidence-based policing can be incorporated in daily police functions. The Globalization of Evidence-Based Policing is written for both researchers and practitioners interested in ensuring that scientific research is at center stage in policing. Agencies (including law enforcement agencies, research centers, and institutions of higher learning) can look to these case studies as road maps to better foster an evidence-based approach to crime prevention and crime control. Those already committed to evidence-based policing can look to these chapters to ensure that evidence-based policing is firmly institutionalized within their agencies. Accessible and compelling, this book is essential reading for all those interested in learning more about and doing more to bring about evidence-based policing.

Reducing Crime

By Jerry Ratcliffe
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1351132334
  • Pages : 242
  • Category : Law
  • Reads : 186
  • File Pdf: reducing-crime.pdf

Book Summary:

How do I reduce crime in my police command? How do I tackle chronic crime problems? How do I address the long-term issues that have plagued my community? How do I analyze crime and criminal behaviour? How do I show evidence of success in crime reduction? What works, what doesn’t, and how do we know? Providing answers to these questions and more, this engaging and accessible book offers a foundation for leadership in modern policing. Blending concepts from crime science, environmental criminology, and the latest research in evidence-based policing, the book draws on examples from around the world to cover a range of issues such as: how to analyze crime problems and what questions to ask, why the PANDA model is your key to crime reduction, key features of criminal behavior relevant to police commanders, the current research on what works in police crime prevention, why to set up systems to avoid surprises and monitor crime patterns, how to develop evidence of your effectiveness, forming a crime reduction plan, tracking progress, and finally, how to make a wider contribution to the policing field. Crammed with useful tips, checklists and advice including first-person perspectives from police practitioners, case studies and chapter summaries, this book is essential reading both for police professionals taking leadership courses and promotion exams, and for students engaged with police administration and community safety.

Manual of Forensic Odontology

By Andzrej Huczynski
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 1466500573
  • Pages : 438
  • Category : Law
  • Reads : 824
  • File Pdf: manual-of-forensic-odontology.pdf

Book Summary:

The most exhaustive book on forensic dentistry, the fourth edition of this volume covers the latest advances in the field, including regulations affecting forensic dental practice and procedures in light of the Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act, updated ABFO guidelines, and new digital radiographic and photographic developments. Th

Climbing - Philosophy for Everyone

By Stephen E. Schmid
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 9781444341461
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 647
  • File Pdf: climbing-philosophy-for-everyone.pdf

Book Summary:

Climbing - Philosophy for Everyone presents a collection of intellectually stimulating new essays that address the philosophical issues relating to risk, ethics, and other aspects of climbing that are of interest to everyone from novice climbers to seasoned mountaineers. Represents the first collection of essays to exclusively address the many philosophical aspects of climbing Includes essays that challenge commonly accepted views of climbing and climbing ethics Written accessibly, this book will appeal to everyone from novice climbers to seasoned mountaineers Includes a foreword written by Hans Florine Shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature, 2010