Publisher : Random House Canada Category : Fiction ISBN : 9780307372680 Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong returns with the tenth installment of the Women of the Otherworld series. The Alaskan wilderness is a harsh landscape in the best of conditions, but with a pack of rogue werewolves on the loose, it’s downright deadly. Elena Michaels, the Pack’s chief enforcer, knows all too well the havoc “mutts” can wreak. When they hear of a series of gruesome maulings and murders outside Anchorage, she and her husband, Clay, journey to Alaska in the dead of winter in order to hunt down the dangerous werewolves. Trapped in this savage, untamed winter realm, she and Clay learn more about their own werewolf heritage than they bargained for, tapping a little more into the wild nature of the beast within. With Elena back in the starring role, this is the book Kelley Armstrong fans have been waiting for.
Publisher : The Mountaineers Books Category : Medical ISBN : 0898868920 Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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This compact, comprehensive book covers the causes and effects of hypothermia and other cold injuries, and tells how to prevent, recognize, and treat them. The new second edition includes expanded coverage of how the body loses heat and the latest rewarming techniques such as thermal wraps. There are new chapters on cold water drowning and covering additional cold injuries from Raynaud's phenomenon to cold-induced asthma. Other new chapters present strategies for cold weather survival, plus safe practices for working on the ice and ice water escape and rescue techniques.
Publisher : Penguin UK Category : Young Adult Fiction ISBN : 9780141932064 Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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The international Number 1 bestselling Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead is NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES ON SKY AND NOW TV. Higher Learning. Higher Stakes. ONLY A TRUE BEST FRIEND CAN PROTECT YOU FROM IMMORTAL ENEMIES . . . Lissa Dragomir is a mortal vampire. She must be protected at all times from the fiercest and most dangerous vampires of all - the ones who will never die. Rose Hathaway is Lissa's best friend - and her bodyguard. Now, after two years of illicit freedom, they've been dragged back inside the iron gates of St. Vladimir's Academy. The girls must survive a world of forbidden romances, a ruthless social scene and terrifying night-time rituals. But above all, they must never let their guard down, lest the immortal vampires take Lissa - forever . . . 'Exciting, empowering and un-put-downable.' MTV's Hollywood Crush 'We're suckers for it!' - Entertainment Weekly Also available in the Vampire Academy series: Vampire Academy (Book 1) Vampire Academy: Frostbite (Book 2) Vampire Academy: Shadow Kiss (Book 3) Vampire Academy: Blood Promise (Book 4) Vampire Academy: Spirit Bound (Book 5) Vampire Academy: Last Sacrifice (Book 6) And don't miss the bestselling Vampire Academy spin-off series, Bloodlines: Bloodlines (Book 1) Bloodlines: The Golden Lily (Book 2) Bloodlines: The Indigo Spell (Book 3) Bloodlines: The Fiery Heart (Book 4) Bloodlines: Silver Shadows (Book 5) www.richellemead.com Facebook.com/VampireAcademyNovels Facebook.com/BloodlinesBooks
Publisher : Mountain Footsteps Press Category : Travel ISBN : 9781912748105 Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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The heroic story of how Sherpas stood up and took control of their destiny Ever since Europeans started exploring the world’s highest mountains and trying to reach their summits in the early 20th century, Sherpas have been an integral part of mountaineering expeditions to the Himalayas. In this anthology curated from his popular Footsteps on the Mountain blog, Mark Horrell explores the evolution of Sherpa mountaineers, from the porters of early expeditions to the superstar climbers of the present day. Writing with trademark warmth and humour, he starts by bringing to life the Sherpa characters of the early days, describing their customs and superstitions, and putting their contributions and achievements into context. In the deeply personal second section of the book, he covers some of the conflicts of the 21st century, when a series of high-profile controversies highlighted the tensions between Sherpas and western climbers on Everest. He was a witness to a devastating avalanche in the Khumbu Icefall that killed 16 Nepali mountain workers and led to a labour dispute, and he describes the events that followed from a commercial client’s perspective. In the final section of the book, he brings the story up to date and looks to the future, as Sherpas have moved out of the limelight of westerners, running successful mountaineering expedition companies and becoming celebrated climbers in their own right. "It's uncommon to come across stories that look beneath the surface to investigate deeper issues while remaining accessible and humorous. Sherpa Hospitality achieves this." Alex Roddie
Publisher : Urban Books Category : Fiction ISBN : 9781599832791 Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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The oh so cold Prince of Lies from Eric's critically acclaimed Crushed Ice returns! He lurks in the silence, ready to strike without warning, without mercy. Truth is a man for hire, a man of many faces, many names. A killer? Only if someone tries to kill him first. But even a cold-as-ice operator like Truth has a heart. He's known love and loss, and now his past mistakes are coming back to haunt him. When the sensuous schemer Sophia, on the run from a Saudi prince's harem, begs for Truth's help, he has to respond—she's the sister of his former lover, Colette, a woman whose life he ruined. And now he, Sophia and Colette are caught in the middle of an all-out war between an ambitious DA and a drug kingpin. Daring rescues, hair's-breadth escapes, a trail of thrills stretching from NYC to New Orleans. . .can Truth handle it?
Publisher : The Mountaineers Books Category : Sports & Recreation ISBN : 9781594851315 Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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* A vital resource for search and rescue professionals and physicians as well as outdoor enthusiasts * Includes new chapters to cover cold injuries and strategies for survival that weren't in the previous edition Hikers, skiers, climbers, hunters, fishermen, bicyclists, and lost children -- all are potentially at risk of hypothermia or other cold injuries including frostbite and trenchfoot. Cold water immersion is also a major cause of death in boating accidents. Yet as shown in anecdotes from the updated second edition of Hypothermia, Frostbite, and Other Cold Injuries, many people have died unnecessarily, succumbing to cold effects long before hypothermia sets in. This compact, comprehensive book covers the causes and effects of hypothermia and other cold injuries, and tells how to prevent, recognize, and treat them. Included is coverage of how the body loses heat and the latest rewarming techniques such as thermal wraps. This edition has added chapters on cold water drowning and covers additional cold injuries from Raynaud's phenomenon to cold-induced asthma. You'll also find strategies for cold-weather survival, plus safe practices for working on the ice and ice water escape and rescue techniques.
Publisher : Penguin Category : Young Adult Fiction ISBN : 9780698165946 Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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Rose loves Dimitri, Dimitri might love Tasha, and Mason would die to be with Rose… It’s winter break at St. Vladimir’s, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy’s crawling with Guardians—including Rose’s hard-hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if handto- hand combat with her mom wasn’t bad enough, Rose’s tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason’s got a huge crush on her, and Rose keeps getting stuck in Lissa’s head while she’s making out with her boyfriend, Christian! The Strigoi are closing in, and the Academy’s not taking any risks.... This year, St. Vlad’s annual holiday ski trip is mandatory. But the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only create the illusion of safety. When three friends run away in an offensive move against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. But heroism rarely comes without a price…
Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Category : Medical ISBN : 0781735394 Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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Now in its revised, updated Third Edition, this best-selling reference is designed for quick consultation on problems seen in infants, children, and adolescents. More than 450 problems are covered in the fast-access two-page outline format that makes The 5-Minute Consult Series titles so popular among busy clinicians. The book is organized into five sections--chief complaints, diseases, syndromes, physical findings, and tables.
Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd Category : Computers ISBN : 9781838822002 Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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Increase the performance of various neural network architectures using NEAT, HyperNEAT, ES-HyperNEAT, Novelty Search, SAFE, and deep neuroevolution Key FeaturesImplement neuroevolution algorithms to improve the performance of neural network architecturesUnderstand evolutionary algorithms and neuroevolution methods with real-world examplesLearn essential neuroevolution concepts and how they are used in domains including games, robotics, and simulationsBook Description Neuroevolution is a form of artificial intelligence learning that uses evolutionary algorithms to simplify the process of solving complex tasks in domains such as games, robotics, and the simulation of natural processes. This book will give you comprehensive insights into essential neuroevolution concepts and equip you with the skills you need to apply neuroevolution-based algorithms to solve practical, real-world problems. You'll start with learning the key neuroevolution concepts and methods by writing code with Python. You'll also get hands-on experience with popular Python libraries and cover examples of classical reinforcement learning, path planning for autonomous agents, and developing agents to autonomously play Atari games. Next, you'll learn to solve common and not-so-common challenges in natural computing using neuroevolution-based algorithms. Later, you'll understand how to apply neuroevolution strategies to existing neural network designs to improve training and inference performance. Finally, you'll gain clear insights into the topology of neural networks and how neuroevolution allows you to develop complex networks, starting with simple ones. By the end of this book, you will not only have explored existing neuroevolution-based algorithms, but also have the skills you need to apply them in your research and work assignments. What you will learnDiscover the most popular neuroevolution algorithms – NEAT, HyperNEAT, and ES-HyperNEATExplore how to implement neuroevolution-based algorithms in PythonGet up to speed with advanced visualization tools to examine evolved neural network graphsUnderstand how to examine the results of experiments and analyze algorithm performanceDelve into neuroevolution techniques to improve the performance of existing methodsApply deep neuroevolution to develop agents for playing Atari gamesWho this book is for This book is for machine learning practitioners, deep learning researchers, and AI enthusiasts who are looking to implement neuroevolution algorithms from scratch. Working knowledge of the Python programming language and basic knowledge of deep learning and neural networks are mandatory.