Predictive Modeling Applications in Actuarial Science: Volume 1 Predictive Modeling Techniques by Edward W. Frees [PDF]

Predictive Modeling Applications in Actuarial Science: Volume 1 Predictive Modeling Techniques by Edward W. Frees [PDF]

Publisher: Cambridge University Press (July 31, 2014) Predictive modeling involves the use of data to forecast future events. It relies on capturing relationships between explanatory variables and the predicted variables from past occurrences and exploiting this to predict future outcomes. Forecasting future financial events is a core actuarial skill – actuaries routinely apply predictive-modeling techniques […]

Firing Back: Taking on the Party Bosses and Media Elite to Protect Our Faith and Freedom by Todd Akin [PDF]

Firing Back: Taking on the Party Bosses and Media Elite to Protect Our Faith and Freedom by Todd Akin [PDF]

Publisher: WND Books (July 15, 2014) In Firing Back, six-term Congressman Todd Akin describes in eye-opening detail what it is like to be an unapologetic conservative in a town dominated by media bullies, back-room bosses, and liberals of either party. Although he tried to be a loyal Republican, Akin’s first allegiance was always to the […]

Lego Star Wars A New Hope by  [PDF]

Lego Star Wars A New Hope by [PDF]

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd (July 1, 2014) Get little LEGO[registered] Star WarsT fans reading with this new Level 1 DK Reader. In LEGO[registered] Star WarsT: A New Hope, beginning readers will have the opportunity to follow Luke Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi as they attempt to rescue Princess Leia from the clutches of the […]

The Home Place: A Novel by Carrie La Seur [PDF]

The Home Place: A Novel by Carrie La Seur [PDF]

Publisher: William Morrow; Advance Reader’s Edition edition (July 29, 2014) Carrie La Seur makes her remarkable debut with The Home Place, a mesmerizing, emotionally evocative, and atmospheric literary novel in the vein of The House Girl and A Land More Kind Than Home, in which a successful lawyer is pulled back into her troubled family […]

Situated Design Methods by Jesper Simonsen [PDF]

Situated Design Methods by Jesper Simonsen [PDF]

Publisher: The MIT Press (July 18, 2014) All design is situated — carried out from an embedded position. Design involves many participants and encompasses a range of interactions and interdependencies among designers, designs, design methods, and users. Design is also multidisciplinary, extending beyond the traditional design professions into such domains as health, culture, education, and […]

Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front: The German Infantry’s War 1941-1944 by Jeff Rutherford [PDF]

Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front: The German Infantry’s War 1941-1944 by Jeff Rutherford [PDF]

Publisher: Cambridge University Press (July 31, 2014) By 1944, the overwhelming majority of the German Army had participated in the German war of annihilation in the Soviet Union and historians continue to debate the motivations behind the violence unleashed in the east. Jeff Rutherford offers an important new contribution to this debate through a study […]