LaRose

LaRose
Author: Louise Erdrich
Release: 2016-05-10
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780062277046
Language: en
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction Finalist for the PEN Faulkner Award In this literary masterwork, Louise Erdrich, bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning The Round House and the Pulitzer Prize nominee The Plague of Doves, wields her breathtaking narrative magic in an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in Native American culture. North Dakota, late summer, 1999. Landreaux Iron stalks a deer along the edge of the property bordering his own. He shoots with easy confidence—but when the buck springs away, Landreaux realizes he’s hit something else, a blur he saw as he squeezed the trigger. When he staggers closer, he realizes he has killed his neighbor’s five-year-old son, Dusty Ravich. The youngest child of his friend and neighbor, Peter Ravich, Dusty was best friends with Landreaux’s five-year-old son, LaRose. The two families have always been close, sharing food, clothing, and rides into town; their children played together despite going to different schools; and Landreaux’s wife, Emmaline, is half sister to Dusty’s mother, Nola. Horrified at what he’s done, the recovered alcoholic turns to an Ojibwe tribe tradition—the sweat lodge—for guidance, and finds a way forward. Following an ancient means of retribution, he and Emmaline will give LaRose to the grieving Peter and Nola. “Our son will be your son now,” they tell them. LaRose is quickly absorbed into his new family. Plagued by thoughts of suicide, Nola dotes on him, keeping her darkness at bay. His fierce, rebellious new “sister,” Maggie, welcomes him as a coconspirator who can ease her volatile mother’s terrifying moods. Gradually he’s allowed shared visits with his birth family, whose sorrow mirrors the Raviches’ own. As the years pass, LaRose becomes the linchpin linking the Irons and the Raviches, and eventually their mutual pain begins to heal. But when a vengeful man with a long-standing grudge against Landreaux begins raising trouble, hurling accusations of a cover-up the day Dusty died, he threatens the tenuous peace that has kept these two fragile families whole. Inspiring and affecting, LaRose is a powerful exploration of loss, justice, and the reparation of the human heart, and an unforgettable, dazzling tour de force from one of America’s most distinguished literary masters.

Data Mining Methods and Models

Data Mining Methods and Models
Author: Daniel T. Larose
Release: 2006-02-02
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 341
ISBN: 9780471756477
Language: en
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Apply powerful Data Mining Methods and Models to Leverage your Data for Actionable Results Data Mining Methods and Models provides: * The latest techniques for uncovering hidden nuggets of information * The insight into how the data mining algorithms actually work * The hands-on experience of performing data mining on large data sets Data Mining Methods and Models: * Applies a "white box" methodology, emphasizing an understanding of the model structures underlying the softwareWalks the reader through the various algorithms and provides examples of the operation of the algorithms on actual large data sets, including a detailed case study, "Modeling Response to Direct-Mail Marketing" * Tests the reader's level of understanding of the concepts and methodologies, with over 110 chapter exercises * Demonstrates the Clementine data mining software suite, WEKA open source data mining software, SPSS statistical software, and Minitab statistical software * Includes a companion Web site, www.dataminingconsultant.com, where the data sets used in the book may be downloaded, along with a comprehensive set of data mining resources. Faculty adopters of the book have access to an array of helpful resources, including solutions to all exercises, a PowerPoint(r) presentation of each chapter, sample data mining course projects and accompanying data sets, and multiple-choice chapter quizzes. With its emphasis on learning by doing, this is an excellent textbook for students in business, computer science, and statistics, as well as a problem-solving reference for data analysts and professionals in the field. An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available onlne.

LaRose

LaRose
Author: Instaread
Release: 2016-06-15
Editor: Instaread
Pages: 38
ISBN: 9781683783473
Language: en
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LaRose by Louise Erdrich | Summary & Analysis Preview: LaRose by Louise Erdrich is a novel about two little boys who are torn from their families and the infinite sorrow that’s left in their wake of their separations. As the repercussions of a tragic hunting accident unfold on a North Dakota reservation from 1999 to 2003, the narrative intermittently reaches back in time as far as 1839 to explore stories from the families’ Ojibwe heritage. Almost two hundred years’ worth of Ojibwe culture, American history, and family drama are brought to bear on the unusual situation of LaRose Iron, a five-year-old who handles an impossible situation with wisdom and grace. The central narrative starts off with a bang: Landreaux Iron, a skilled hunter, has shot his neighbors’ son. When five-year-old Dusty Ravich fell from his hiding place in a tree, he took a bullet that was meant for a deer. Landreaux is officially absolved of any wrongdoing; the shooting was… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of LaRose: · Summary of the Book · Important People · Character Analysis · Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

The Vengeance of Larose

The Vengeance of Larose
Author: Arthur Gask
Release: 2021-11-09
Editor: Good Press
Pages: 232
ISBN: EAN:4066338082442
Language: en
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"The Vengeance of Larose" by Arthur Gask. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Judgment of Larose

The Judgment of Larose
Author: Arthur Gask
Release: 2021-11-09
Editor: Good Press
Pages: 243
ISBN: EAN:4066338082336
Language: en
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"The Judgment of Larose" by Arthur Gask. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates Follow that Sound

Jake and the Never Land Pirates  Follow that Sound
Author: Disney Books,Melinda LaRose
Release: 2013-07-09
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781423195405
Language: en
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Read along with Disney! Cubby has plans to play the harmonica at Marina the Mermaid''s big party tonight. But that sneaky snook Captain Hook has other ideas! Will Cubby be able to strike all the right cords, or will Jake make sure that Hook has to face the music? Follow along with word-for-word narration to find out in this swashbuckling adventure!

The Shadow of Larose

The Shadow of Larose
Author: Arthur Gask
Release: 2021-11-09
Editor: Good Press
Pages: 312
ISBN: EAN:4066338082244
Language: en
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"The Shadow of Larose" by Arthur Gask. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

La La Rose

La La Rose
Author: Satomi Ichikawa
Release: 2004
Editor: Philomel
Pages: 34
ISBN: 0399240292
Language: en
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La La Rose, a young girl's stuffed rabbit, gets lost in Luxembourg Gardens.

The Flower Eater

The Flower Eater
Author: M. LaRose
Release: 2013-08-22
Editor: Archway Publishing
Pages: 398
ISBN: 9781480801783
Language: en
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In a world of medieval magic, a young priestess is enthralled by a handsome blacksmith into breaking her sacred vows. A crisis of faith and passion launches her into an astral dimension where mysterious flowers beckon and an evil prince flexes his psychic powers toward world domination.

In this fantasy tale, a young woman’s psychic skill blossoms as the Sisterhood she once rejected seeks her help to battle evil in a land poised between violence and peace.


“A magical tale of fantasy, desire and revenge . . . magnificent . . . a timeless theme that resonates . . . a likable, relatable heroine. A delightfully entertaining story . . . .” – Kirkus Reviews

Discovering Knowledge in Data

Discovering Knowledge in Data
Author: Daniel T. Larose
Release: 2005-01-28
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 241
ISBN: 9780471687535
Language: en
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Learn Data Mining by doing data mining Data mining can be revolutionary-but only when it's done right. The powerful black box data mining software now available can produce disastrously misleading results unless applied by a skilled and knowledgeable analyst. Discovering Knowledge in Data: An Introduction to Data Mining provides both the practical experience and the theoretical insight needed to reveal valuable information hidden in large data sets. Employing a "white box" methodology and with real-world case studies, this step-by-step guide walks readers through the various algorithms and statistical structures that underlie the software and presents examples of their operation on actual large data sets. Principal topics include: * Data preprocessing and classification * Exploratory analysis * Decision trees * Neural and Kohonen networks * Hierarchical and k-means clustering * Association rules * Model evaluation techniques Complete with scores of screenshots and diagrams to encourage graphical learning, Discovering Knowledge in Data: An Introduction to Data Mining gives students in Business, Computer Science, and Statistics as well as professionals in the field the power to turn any data warehouse into actionable knowledge. An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available online.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates Save Me Smee

Jake and the Never Land Pirates  Save Me  Smee
Author: Disney Books,Melinda LaRose
Release: 2013-03-19
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781423195696
Language: en
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Read along with Disney! It''s Hook and Smee on the high seas! Arrr! Captain Hook finds a treasure map that leads him into the most perilous places in all of Never Land! Now it's up to Jake and his crew to help Mr. Smee save the Captain...from himself.

Data Science Using Python and R

Data Science Using Python and R
Author: Chantal D. Larose,Daniel T. Larose
Release: 2019-04-09
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781119526810
Language: en
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Learn data science by doing data science! Data Science Using Python and R will get you plugged into the world’s two most widespread open-source platforms for data science: Python and R. Data science is hot. Bloomberg called data scientist “the hottest job in America.” Python and R are the top two open-source data science tools in the world. In Data Science Using Python and R, you will learn step-by-step how to produce hands-on solutions to real-world business problems, using state-of-the-art techniques. Data Science Using Python and R is written for the general reader with no previous analytics or programming experience. An entire chapter is dedicated to learning the basics of Python and R. Then, each chapter presents step-by-step instructions and walkthroughs for solving data science problems using Python and R. Those with analytics experience will appreciate having a one-stop shop for learning how to do data science using Python and R. Topics covered include data preparation, exploratory data analysis, preparing to model the data, decision trees, model evaluation, misclassification costs, naïve Bayes classification, neural networks, clustering, regression modeling, dimension reduction, and association rules mining. Further, exciting new topics such as random forests and general linear models are also included. The book emphasizes data-driven error costs to enhance profitability, which avoids the common pitfalls that may cost a company millions of dollars. Data Science Using Python and R provides exercises at the end of every chapter, totaling over 500 exercises in the book. Readers will therefore have plenty of opportunity to test their newfound data science skills and expertise. In the Hands-on Analysis exercises, readers are challenged to solve interesting business problems using real-world data sets.

Being Apart

Being Apart
Author: LaRose T. Parris
Release: 2015-07-07
Editor: University of Virginia Press
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780813938141
Language: en
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In Being Apart, LaRose Parris draws on traditional and radical Western theory to emphasize how nineteenth- and twentieth-century Africana thinkers explored the two principal existential themes of being and freedom prior to existentialism's rise to prominence in postwar European thought. Emphasizing diasporic connections among the works of authors from the United States, the Caribbean, and the African continent, Parris argues that writers such as David Walker, Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, C. L. R. James, Frantz Fanon, and Kamau Brathwaite refute what she has termed the tripartite crux of Western canonical discourse: the erasure of ancient Africa from the narrative of Western civilization, the dehumanization of the African and the creation of the Negro slave, and the denial of chattel slavery's role in the growth of Western capitalism and empire. These writers’ ontological and phenomenological ruminations not only challenge the assigned historical and epistemological marginality of Africana people but also defy current canonical demarcations. Charting the rise of Eurocentrism through a genealogy of eighteenth-century Enlightenment racial science while foregrounding the lived Africana experience of racism in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Parris shows that racist ideology is intrinsic to modern Western thought rather than being an ideological aberration.

Gutted

Gutted
Author: Lawrence LaRose
Release: 2005-06-06
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9781582345741
Language: en
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Describes how a recently unemployed writer and Manhattanite and his new wife purchased a decrepit fixer-upper in Sag Harbor, New York, how he bluffed his way onto a Hamptons construction crew in order to learn the skills he needed to restore his own home, and the difficulties of building a life, a marriage, and a home. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

The Roman de la Rose and Thirteenth Century Thought

The    Roman de la Rose  and Thirteenth Century Thought
Author: Jonathan Morton,Marco Nievergelt,John Marenbon
Release: 2020-07-16
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 339
ISBN: 9781108425704
Language: en
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The first truly in-depth, interdisciplinary study of philosophical questions in the seminal medieval literary work, the Roman de la Rose.

Liar s Bench

Liar s Bench
Author: Kim Michele Richardson
Release: 2015-05-01
Editor: Kensington Books
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781617737343
Language: en
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In this coming-of-age novel, a white, small-town Kentucky teen uncovers dark secrets while investigating her mother’s suspicious death in 1972. In 1972, on Mudas Summers’s seventeenth birthday, her beloved Mama, Ella, is found hanging from the rafters of their home. Most people in Peckinpaw, Kentucky, assume that Ella’s no-good husband did the deed. Others think Ella grew tired of his abuse and did it herself. Muddy is determined to find out for sure either way, especially once she finds strange papers hidden amongst her mama’s possessions. But Peckinpaw keeps its secrets buried deep. Muddy’s almost-more-than-friend, Bobby Marshall, knows that better than most. Though he passes for white, one of his ancestors was Frannie Crow, a slave hanged a century ago on nearby Hark Hill Plantation. Adorning the town square is a seat built from Frannie’s gallows. A tribute, a relic—and a caution—it’s known as Liar’s Bench. Now, the answers Muddy seeks soon lead back to Hark Hill, to hatred and corruption that have echoed through the years—and lies she must be brave enough to confront at last. “Glorious… Liar’s Bench succeeds on many levels…. Much of any reader’s delight will be rooted in savoring the sounds, smells, tastes, and fragrances that enhance her captivating vision of a typical Southern small town during two linked periods of its history.”—Southern Literary Review “This has southern small-town charm… includes recipes and discussion questions and may appeal to those who like Rebecca Wells or Jennifer Chiaverini.”—Booklist “A satisfying mystery with thought-provoking historical elements, written in a sassy Southern voice.”—Historical Novels Review

Data Mining and Predictive Analytics

Data Mining and Predictive Analytics
Author: Daniel T. Larose
Release: 2015-02-19
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 824
ISBN: 9781118868676
Language: en
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Learn methods of data analysis and their application to real-world data sets This updated second edition serves as an introduction to data mining methods and models, including association rules, clustering, neural networks, logistic regression, and multivariate analysis. The authors apply a unified “white box” approach to data mining methods and models. This approach is designed to walk readers through the operations and nuances of the various methods, using small data sets, so readers can gain an insight into the inner workings of the method under review. Chapters provide readers with hands-on analysis problems, representing an opportunity for readers to apply their newly-acquired data mining expertise to solving real problems using large, real-world data sets. Data Mining and Predictive Analytics: Offers comprehensive coverage of association rules, clustering, neural networks, logistic regression, multivariate analysis, and R statistical programming language Features over 750 chapter exercises, allowing readers to assess their understanding of the new material Provides a detailed case study that brings together the lessons learned in the book Includes access to the companion website, www.dataminingconsultant, with exclusive password-protected instructor content Data Mining and Predictive Analytics will appeal to computer science and statistic students, as well as students in MBA programs, and chief executives.

Writing Projects for Mathematics Courses

Writing Projects for Mathematics Courses
Author: Annalisa Crannell
Release: 2004
Editor: MAA
Pages: 132
ISBN: 0883857359
Language: en
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A collection of writing projects aimed at undergraduate mathematics students of varying skill levels (pre-calculus through differential equations).

The Plague of Doves

The Plague of Doves
Author: Louise Erdrich
Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780061736582
Language: en
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A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, The Plague of Doves—the first part of a loose trilogy that includes the National Book Award-winning The Round House and LaRose—is a gripping novel about a long-unsolved crime in a small North Dakota town and how, years later, the consequences are still being felt by the community and a nearby Native American reservation. Though generations have passed, the town of Pluto continues to be haunted by the murder of a farm family. Evelina Harp—part Ojibwe, part white—is an ambitious young girl whose grandfather, a repository of family and tribal history, harbors knowledge of the violent past. And Judge Antone Bazil Coutts, who bears witness, understands the weight of historical injustice better than anyone. Through the distinct and winning voices of three unforgettable narrators, the collective stories of two interwoven communities ultimately come together to reveal a final wrenching truth. Bestselling author Louise Erdrich delves into the fraught waters of historical injustice and the impact of secrets kept too long.

Michigan

Michigan
Author: Bruce Madej,Rob Toonkel,Mike Pearson,Greg Kinney
Release: 1997
Editor: Sports Publishing LLC
Pages: 302
ISBN: 1571671153
Language: en
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Year in and year out, the Wolverines have placed championship banner upon banner atop their record collection. The Wolverines have 47 national team championships, 281 Big Ten titles, more than 1,600 first team All-Americans, nearly 1,300 individual Big Ten champions, and the list goes on. While many schools note periods of success, the U-M has made winning a way of life, emerging from the battles victorious more than 10,000 times. This great tradition has been filled with notable names and spectacular performances.