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Machine Learning Basics with Application to Healthcare by Dan Wellisch
This e-book provides an overview of the main concepts associated with machine learning. It illustrates the concepts by explaining the use of an open source healthcare machine learning toolkit run against a very popular, public healthcare data set. Its ...more
Opencv Computer Vision Application Programming Cookbook: Second Edition by Robert Laganiere
OpenCV 3 Computer Vision Application Programming Cookbook is appropriate for novice C++ programmers who want to learn how to use the OpenCV library to build computer vision applications. It is also suitable for professional software developers wishing to ...more
A Practical Introduction to Computer Vision with Opencv by Kenneth Dawson-Howe
Explains the theory behind basic computer vision and provides a bridge from the theory to practical implementation using the industry standard OpenCV libraries

Computer Vision is a rapidly expanding area and it is becoming progressively ...more
1984 by George Orwell
Alternate cover edition of ASIN B003JTHWKU
For previous cover edition see here


Among the seminal texts of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty-Four ...more
Sahara (Dirk Pitt, #11) by Clive Cussler
1996, Egypt. Searching for a treasure on the Nile, DIRK PITT thwarts the attempted assassination of a beautiful U.N. scientist investigating a disease that is driving thousands of North Africans into madness, cannibalism, and death. The suspected cause ...more
The Return of King Arthur by Diana Durham
An elegant, sweeping, modern-day Jungian interpretation of the two strands of Arthurian myth: the Round Table, Camelot, and King Arthur on one side, and the Grail quest on the other.

The quest for the Holy Grail is, in a larger sense, the ...more
Database Processing: Fundamentals, Design, and Implementation by David M. Kroenke
Designed for courses in Database Management, Design, Application, or Technology. This tenth edition reflects the needs of students and assures the development of practical and marketable skills. It helps them learn: how to query data and obtain results, ...more
The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire by David Deida
The Ultimate Spiritual Guide for Men

What is your true purpose in life? What do women really want? What makes a good lover? If you're a man reading this, you've undoubtedly asked yourself these questions—but you may not have had much ...more
Structured Computer Organization by Andrew S. Tanenbaum
Completely updated, this book explains how computer designers can follow the structured model to develop efficient hardware and software systems

New information has been included on UNIX, OS/2, INTEL 8088/80286/80386, Motorola ...more
Elminster Must Die (Sage of Shadowdale, #1) by Ed Greenwood
Elminster Returns!

Elminster Must Die is the debut 4th edition appearance of one of the Forgotten Realms® world’s most iconic characters, written by the creator of the original Forgotten Realms campaign setting. An ...more
Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff by Chip Gaines
The funny and talented Chip Gaines is well known to millions of people as a TV star, renovation expert, bestselling author, husband to Joanna, and father of 4 in Waco, Texas. But long before the world took notice, Chip was a serial entrepreneur who was ...more
Standard Deviations: Flawed Assumptions, Tortured Data, and Other Ways to Lie with Statistics by Gary Smith
Or that Asian Americans are most susceptible to heart attacks on the fourth day of the month? Or that drinking a full pot of coffee every morning will add years to your life, but one cup a day increases the risk of pancreatic cancer? All of these “facts” ...more
Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime by Aubrey de Grey
MUST WE AGE?

A long life in a healthy, vigorous, youthful body has always been one of humanity's greatest dreams. Recent progress in genetic manipulations and calorie-restricted diets in laboratory animals hold forth the promise that someday ...more
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Personal finance author and lecturer Robert T. Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective from two very different influences - his two fathers. One father (Robert's real father) was a highly educated man but fiscally poor. The other father was ...more
Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal (Forgotten Realms: Baldur's Gate, #3) by Drew Karpyshyn
Death to the Children of Bhaal!
On the run and hunted by everyone in Faerun, Bhaal's offspring are being wiped out. Instead of ridding the land of evil, each kill gives more power to a vicious group of Bhaalspawn intent on returning their father to ...more
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn (Forgotten Realms: Baldur's Gate, #2) by Philip Athans
In the second installment of novelisations of the popular Baldur's Gate series of computer role-playing games, Abdel Adrian and his companions face the powerful and evil wizard Irenicus, who plans to use Abdel and his cursed blood as tools in his plans ...more
Baldur's Gate (Forgotten Realms: Baldur's Gate, #1) by Philip Athans
Bhaal must be stopped!

Someone is sabotaging the iron mines of the Sword Coast, pushing powerful realms toward a bloody war, and a young mercenary toward an unimaginable secret.

Evil gods, giant spiders, murderous ...more
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
In what may be Dickens's best novel, humble, orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman — and one day, under sudden and enigmatic circumstances, he finds himself in possession of "great ...more
Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom
Superintelligence asks the questions: What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life. The human ...more
The Woman Gives; A Story of Regeneration by Owen Johnson
Excerpt: ... perse into whispering groups, she went down the hall to the corner studio, which was piled with packing-cases in an indescribable confusion. In one corner, very black and white in the glare of the center-light, was a fourposter bed, and on ...more
The Legend of Huma (Dragonlance: Heroes, #1) by Richard A. Knaak
For the first time in the best-selling DRAGONLANCE Saga, here is The Legend of Huma, fabled Hero of the Lance: his mysterious origins and his Oath to the Measure; treachery among the Knights of Solamnia; his love for the Silver Dragon; the fated showdown ...more
America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great by Ben Carson
What is America becoming? Or, more importantly, what can she be if we reclaim a vision for the things that made her great in the first place? In America the Beautiful, Dr. Ben Carson helps us learn from our past in order to chart a better course for our ...more
Prisoners of Our Own Beliefs by Gary Parent
Prisoners of Our Own Beliefs takes you on an extraordinary journey through time which lets you see how your past affects your present, and may negatively affect your future--unless you take action, now In reading this book, you will find a new way of ...more
Foundations of Qt Development by Johan Thelin
As the standard for KDE desktop environment, Trolltech's Qt is a necessary basis for all programmers who want to develop cross-platform applications on Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and FreeBSD. A multitude of popular applications have been written in Qt, ...more
Seat 13B by Rick M. Lord
For most, the greatest fear of all is being onboard an airliner that is doomed to crash. When there are those that survive such a nightmare, some call it luck. Others, they call it divine intervention. Whatever the reason, it is thirty eight year old ...more
Failed Utopias by Arch Puddington
Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project by Karl Fogel
The corporate market is now embracing free, "open source" software like never before, as evidenced by the recent success of the technologies underlying LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP). Each is the result of a publicly collaborative process among ...more
Never Get Lied to Again: How to Read Body Language and Become a Human Lie Detector by Angela Kurtz
Are you tired of being lied to? Are you tired of being made to look like a fool in both your personal and professional life?

Using the tips, tricks and techniques laid out in this book, you can become a human lie detector, able to sense when ...more
Elminster in Hell (Elminster, #4) by Ed Greenwood
Banished to the Nine Hells by an evil force, the legendary wizard Elminster Aumar finds himself tortured for his wisdom and power, and must confront the choice between death and madness. ...more
The Temptation of Elminster (Forgotten Realms: Elminster, #3) by Ed Greenwood
How do you tempt an archmage who has everything?
From a dark and dusty tomb, Elminster emerges, seeking the guidance of Mystra, and finds only silence. He is drawn into the clutches of the mysterious and sinister Lady of Shadows. The path he takes ...more
Elminster in Myth Drannor (Forgotten Realms: Elminster, #2) by Ed Greenwood
It is the time of the great elven city of Cormanthor, when the Heartlands are home to barbarians, wicked dragons rule the skies, and the elven people trust no one. Wizards and warriors alike threaten their civilization in vain, arrogant, and ...more
Elminster: The Making of a Mage (Forgotten Realms: Elminster, #1) by Ed Greenwood
From the back cover: It is the time before Myth Drannor, when the Heartlands are home to barbarians, and wicked dragons rule the skies. In these ancient days, Elminster is but a shepherd boy, dreaming of adventure and heroics. When a dragon-riding ...more
The Magnolia Story by Chip Gaines
This eBook includes the full text of the book plus an exclusive additional chapter from Chip and Joanna that is not found in the hardcover!

Are you ready to see your fixer upper?


These famous words are now synonymous with the ...more
Left Behind (Left Behind, #1) by Tim LaHaye
An airborne Boeing 747 is headed to London when, without any warning, passengers mysteriously disappear from their seats. Terror and chaos slowly spread not only through the plane but also worldwide as unusual events continue to unfold. For those who ...more