Humankind has expanded out into interstellar space using star gates-technological remnants left behind by an ancient, long-vanished race. But the technology comes with a price. Among the stars, humanity encountered the Fallers, a strange alien race bent on nothing short of genocide. It's all-out war, and humanity is losing.
"Good start to a trilogy - horrible narrator"
Today should be one of the worst days of 17-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. She's stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's in seat 18C. Hadley's in 18A.
"Quick, Sweet, & Funny"
Kress returns to a future in which the human race is losing an interstellar war. A shipload of scientists from Earth is sent to study the artifact discovered on a distant planet. The artifact is not only a powerful weapon, but possibly the key to a lost superscience. This is an intense novel of war and science that expands Nancy Kress' already large audience.
I give this illustration to my students because a winning lottery number exponentially pales in comparison to the odds against them being alive and breathing (even if they nod off a bit here and there) at this very juncture in history. But in order to appreciate the anomaly of one's existence it is necessary to get a deeper understanding of the theory of large numbers.
This audiobook will teach you everything you need to know about probability in order to use it to your advantage. We shall start by exploring the very theory of probability and, later on, we shall discuss about the important role it plays in the fields of mathematics and science. Of course, we cannot even begin to think about probability without also considering the statistics and the inductive inferences. Therefore, we shall also approach these matters.
Dry, sarcastic, 16-year-old Cam Cooper has spent the last seven years in and out hospitals. The last thing she wants to do in the short life she has left is move 1,500 miles away to Promise, Maine - a place known for the miraculous events that occur there. But it's undeniable that strange things happen in Promise: everlasting sunsets; purple dandelions; flamingoes in the frigid Atlantic; an elusive boy named Asher; and finally, a mysterious envelope containing a list of things for Cam to do before she dies.
In the 16th century, Nicolaus Copernicus dared to go against the establishment by proposing that Earth rotates around the Sun. Having demoted Earth from its unique position in the cosmos to one of mediocrity, Copernicus set in motion a revolution in scientific thought. This perspective has influenced our thinking for centuries. However, recent evidence challenges the Copernican Principle, hinting that we do in fact live in a special place, at a special time, as the product of a chain of unlikely events.
"We're special but are we significant?"
Option Greeks in a Nutshell is everything you need to grasp the basics of Option Greeks and how to use them to improve your Options trading decisions.
Without resorting to unnecessary jargon or presuming prior knowledge of the subject (aside from the basics covered in the first book in the series, Options Trading in a Nutshell: The Complete Beginner's Guide to Trading Options), this book covers the basic concepts of all the Greeks, before focusing on the most important two: Theta and Delta.
"Concise, useful, fun"
Centered on the same world as Kresss Nebula Award-winning novelette, Flowers of Aulit Prison, the Probability Trilogy has already been recognized as her next great work by critics and readers alike. In Probability Space, humanity is losing the war with the alien Fallers. As the action moves from Earth to Mars to the farthest reaches of known space, four humans armed with little more than an unproven theory try to enter the Fallers home star system.
"A Disappointing and Lackluster Finale"
Emily had all but given up on the notion of experiencing an orgasm. Her best friend, Kendra, said that it was basic statistics; the more men Emily slept with, the better the probability of her having an orgasm. Kendra knew from lots of experience. Then one lazy Saturday morning, while Emily lounged around the pool touching herself, a man, much larger and much older showed up to fix the cable TV.
Analysis theory of any random phenomenon is known as probability. The main resource for the concept of probability is probability theory. Probability theory is said to be one of the most important branches of mathematics.
"Sanders' Win in Michigan Changes Race but Not Probabilities" is from the March 09, 2016, Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Nate Cohn and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"Sanders' Win in Michigan Changes Race but Not Probabilities" is from the March 09, 2016, The Upshot section of The New York Times. It was written by Nate Cohn and narrated by Kristi Burns.