There is a widespread assumption that the universe in general, and life in particular, is 'getting more complex with time'. This book brings together a wide range of experts in science, philosophy and theology and unveils their joint effort in exploring this idea. They confront essential problems behind the theory of complexity and the role of life within it: what is complexity? When does it increase, and why? Is the universe evolving towards states of ever greater complexity and diversity? If so, what is the source of this universal enrichment? This book addresses those difficult questions, and offers a unique cross-disciplinary perspective on some of the most profound issues at the... ]]>

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Rat Health Care is a handy reference guide full of time-tested practical information for treating pet rats. The booklet discusses all the most common health problems of rats, the most common symptoms and the treatments that work, and tells how to prevent many common problems, including mammary tumors.

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Latent Variable Models and Factor Analysis provides a comprehensive and unified approach to factor analysis and latent variable modeling from a statistical perspective. This book presents a general framework to enable the derivation of the commonly used models, along with updated numerical examples. Nature and interpretation of a latent variable is also introduced along with related techniques for investigating dependency.

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Provides a unified approach showing how such apparently diverse methods as Latent Class Analysis and Factor Analysis are actually members of the same family.

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Providing a practical, thorough understanding of how factor analysis works, Foundations of Factor Analysis, Second Edition discusses the assumptions underlying the equations and procedures of this method. It also explains the options in commercial computer programs for performing factor analysis and structural equation modeling. This long-awaited edition takes into account the various developments that have occurred since the publication of the original edition. Presenting the mathematics only as needed to understand the derivation of an equation or procedure, this textbook prepares students for later courses on structural equation... ]]>

With its emphasis on practical and conceptual aspects, rather than mathematics or formulas, this accessible book has established itself as the go-to resource on confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Detailed, worked-through examples drawn from psychology, management, and sociology studies illustrate the procedures, pitfalls, and extensions of CFA methodology. The text shows how to formulate, program, and interpret CFA models using popular latent variable software packages (LISREL, Mplus, EQS, SAS/CALIS); understand the similarities and differences between CFA and exploratory factor analysis (EFA); and report results from a CFA study. It is filled with useful advice and... ]]>

Many fundamentally important decisions about our social life are a function of how well we understand and analyze DATA. This sounds so obvious but it is so misunderstood. Social statisticians struggle with this problem in their teaching constantly. This book and its approach is the ally and support of all instructors who want to accomplish this hugely important teaching goal.

This innovative text for undergraduate social statistics courses is, (as one satisfied instructor put it), a "breath of fresh air." It departs from convention by not covering some techniques and topics that have been in social stat textbooks for 30... ]]>

Python: The Complete Manual (2nd Edition, 2016 - Treu PDF - zeke23

Imagine Publishing Ltd | 2016 | English | ISBN: 178546440X | True PDF | 132 pages | 13 MB

Python is a versatile language and its rise in popularity is certainly no surprise. Its similarity to everyday language has made it a perfect companion for the Raspberry Pi, which is often a first step into practical programming. But donâ™t be fooled by its beginner-friendly credentials – Python has plenty of more advanced functions. In this new edition you will learn how to program in Python, discover amazing projects to improve your understanding, and find ways to use Python to enhance your experience of computing.... ]]>

Taste of Home Cookies, Cakes & Pies: 368 All-New Recipes(2016) - EPUB - zeke23

English | ISBN: 1617655317 | 2016 | EPUB | 754 Pages | 52 MB

Turn to Taste of Home Cookies, Cakes & Pies for 368 specialties sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! You can't go wrong with this 3-in-1 cookbook that offers the perfect treat for any occasion. From weeknight desserts to holiday showstoppers and from bake-sale contributions to after-school snacks, the easy edibles in this must-have collection can't be beat. It's also loaded with three timesaving icons, prep and bake timelines, and more. Treat yourself to any of the delightful surprises in

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Life is short...eat dessert first! It's easier than ever to enjoy a sweet indulgence with Taste of Home's latest 3-in-1 cookbook-Cookies,... ]]>

Routledge Handbook of Critical Terrorism Studies Edited by Richard Jackson(2016) - PDF - zeke23

English | ISBN: 0415743761 | 2016 | 660 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

This new handbook is a comprehensive collection of cutting-edge essays that investigate the contribution of Critical Terrorism Studies to our understanding of contemporary terrorism and counterterrorism.

Terrorism remains one of the most important security and political issues of our time. After 9/11, Critical Terrorism Studies (CTS) emerged as an alternative approach to the mainstream study of terrorism and counterterrorism, one which combined innovative methods with a searching critique of the abuses of the war on terror. This volume explores the unique contribution of CTS to our understanding of contemporary non-state violence and the state's response... ]]>

101 Soups, Salads & Sandwiches (101 Cookbook Collection)(2012) - EPUB - zeke23

Gooseberry Patch; Spi edition (January 6, 2012) - ISBN-13: 978-1612810331 - 230 Pages - EPUB

Whether you're looking for lunch recipes, side dishes, or hearty mains, you'll love the variety in 101 Soups, Salads & Sandwiches Cookbook. Chicken & Dumplin' Soup, Spicy Sausage Chowder and Pioneer Beef Stew and BBQ Sloppy Joe Soup will all hit the spot! Tarragon Steak Dinner Salad and Pasta Taco Salad make tasty mains, while Mustard-Thyme Potato Salad and Raspberry Chicken Salad are great for toting to potlucks and picnics. Bite-sized or stacked high, friends & family will love sandwiches like Cheeseburger Roll-Ups, BBQ Chicken Calzones, Tuna... ]]>