What If

What If
Author: Randall Munroe
Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780544272996
Language: en
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The creator of the incredibly popular webcomic xkcd presents his heavily researched answers to his fans' oddest questions, including “What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?” and “Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?” 100,000 first printing.

Causal Inference

Causal Inference
Author: Miquel A. Hernan,James M. Robins
Release: 2019-07-07
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1420076167
Language: en
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The application of causal inference methods is growing exponentially in fields that deal with observational data. Written by pioneers in the field, this practical book presents an authoritative yet accessible overview of the methods and applications of causal inference. With a wide range of detailed, worked examples using real epidemiologic data as well as software for replicating the analyses, the text provides a thorough introduction to the basics of the theory for non-time-varying treatments and the generalization to complex longitudinal data.

What If

What If
Author: Eldon Taylor
Release: 2011-03-15
Editor: Hay House, Inc
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1401930875
Language: en
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What if you awoke tomorrow with amnesia—no memory of who you are, what you like and dislike, and so on. Would you be the same person? What if, as in the movie The Matrix, you discovered that everything was a simulation and you were just a programmed component? What if everything you believed was false? Who would you be then? Eldon Taylor has been researching the power of the mind for more than 25 years. He has repeatedly demonstrated the overt attempts that have been made to control your thinking. While very interesting in theory, most of us do not understand this on a personal level. It is easy to understand the concept of Mind Programming when it is occurring with someone else, but most would deny that they too are victims. What If? is a very personal book. By using everyday situations and guiding you through numerous thought experiments, Eldon does an excellent job of peeling back the layers and revealing the dissonance in much of your thinking, beliefs, desires, and choices—contradictory beliefs held at the same time with no apparent awareness. Once you have seen your own mind with the filtered lenses removed, it is impossible to remain the same. That is why so many have praised this work as being absolutely life-changing—not just a fascinating read—but a transformational experience!

What If Classic Vol 4

What If  Classic Vol  4
Author: Marvel Comics
Release: 2016-04-14
Editor: Marvel Entertainment
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781302485986
Language: en
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Collects What If? #21-26. Captain America as the President of the United States? The Hulk a Microscopic Warlord? Doctor Doom a Hero? Gwen Stacy... alive? Only a few of the dynamic dimensional divergences in the Fourth Volume of Marvel's original alternate earth epics! Featuring the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, the Man-Thing and more! Plus revelations of some of the Marvel Universe's most Eternal secrets!

What If

What If
Author: Shirley MacLaine
Release: 2013-11-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781471131424
Language: en
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Beloved actress and bestselling author Shirley MacLaine contemplates a wealth of subjects from the mundane to the esoteric in this all-new collection of musings that begin with two simple words: What if… What if hope is the most dangerous emotion? What if a frog had wings? (Answer: He wouldn't bump his ass so much.) What if our political leaders actually led? What if Downton Abbey was full of Americans? What if, for some reason, I couldn't be creative and work? These are just a few of the 'what ifs' that Shirley MacLaine considers in her new book written in the style of her beloved and laugh-out-loud memoir I'm Over All That. In What If… she speculates on a wide range of matters, spiritual and secular, humorous and profound, earth-bound and high-flying, personal and universal. This is Shirley MacLaine at her most funny, acerbic, imaginative, and irresistible.

What If

What If
Author: Dale Mayer
Release: 2022-01-04
Editor: Valley Publishing Ltd.
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781773364988
Language: en
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What If … Detective Abigail Cartwright has earned a reputation for solving weird homicide cases, but, when she’s called to a lecture hall at the local university, she faces the oddest one yet. During a What If … lecture, run by soon-to-be-retired Professor Gertrude Milligan, two students died. Without any signs of how or why. Confused, Abby digs in to solve the mystery, only to find several old cases connect—or do they? Were the two students murdered, or was something else going on? Professor Leon Wellington is worried about his aunt Gertie. Their personal history was bad enough, but to have two of her favorite students die right in front of her has left her shocked and grieving. How can she not be a prime suspect in this case? Then she goes missing … When the past collides with the present, the stakes are higher than ever, as a killer realizes how close he is to losing everything …

What If

What If
Author: Rebecca Donovan
Release: 2014-09-16
Editor: Forever
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781455533091
Language: en
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A new novel by the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Breathing Series . . . What if you had a second chance to meet someone for the first time? Cal Logan is shocked to see Nicole Bentley sitting across from him at a coffee shop thousands of miles from their hometown. After all, no one has seen or heard from her since they graduated over a year ago. Except this girl isn't Nicole. She looks exactly like Cal's shy childhood crush, but her name is Nyelle Preston and she has no idea who he is. This girl is impulsive and daring, her passion for life infectious. The complete opposite of Nicole. Cal finds himself utterly fascinated-and falling hard. But Nyelle is also extremely secretive. And the closer he comes to finding out what she's hiding, the less he wants to know. When the secrets from the past and present collide, one thing becomes clear: Nothing is what it seems. NEW BONUS epilogue, author interview, book club guide and more.

What If

What If
Author: Samantha Berger
Release: 2018-04-10
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780316515931
Language: en
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Creativity, the power of imagination, and the importance of self-expression are celebrated in this inspiring picture book written and illustrated by real-life best friends. This girl is determined to express herself! If she can't draw her dreams, she'll sculpt or build, carve or collage. If she can't do that, she'll turn her world into a canvas. And if everything around her is taken away, she'll sing, dance, and dream... Stunning mixed media illustrations, lyrical text, and a breathtaking gatefold conjure powerful magic in this heartfelt affirmation of art, imagination, and the resilience of the human spirit.

What if Calvin Was Wrong

What if Calvin Was Wrong
Author: Billy Prewitt
Release: 2015-06-05
Editor: TrinityBibleSchool.com
Pages: 240
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Language: en
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Timing is everything. Nothing could be truer as it relates to John Calvin and his teaching. If Calvin had lived a century earlier, his teaching would have been swallowed up in the Catholic tradition, and he would likely be a footnote in Christian history rather than a pillar. If he had come a century later, his teaching would have faced the daunting task of shaping a movement that was already in motion. When Calvin developed his doctrine, it was the perfect time. The Western World was ready for a new theological system as it had not been since the time of Constantine. This time, however, the system was able to ride the wings of revolution that bore the historically powerful impetus of freedom from religious tyranny. But, what if Calvin was wrong? In this book, readers will learn the basics of the Calvinistic teaching of Eternal Security and the disparity between this teaching and the clear teaching of the Bible. For example: Ezekiel 18:24 says, "But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die." Eternal Security and Ezekiel clash at this point. What should the responsible Christian do? What about all of the Christians who have fallen into sin and even died in a backslidden state? What about all the parables that conflict with the teaching of Eternal Security? The Bible lists several sins that are capable of destroying a believer's hope in Heaven. Among those are unforgiveness and hatred. Is the answer that Eternal Security provides strong enough to overrule these Scriptural teachings? In addition, "What if Calvin Was Wrong?" exposes several myths that are often propagated by modern Calvinists. Many of these myths are faulty interpretations of Scripture. See how these myths stack up when evaluated in the light of the truth. The most dramatic of these myths is the teaching of modern Calvinists that suicide victims can go to Heaven. Is this true? Is it what the Bible says? What if Calvin was wrong?

What If the Babe Had Kept His Red Sox

What If the Babe Had Kept His Red Sox
Author: Bill Gutman
Release: 2008-06-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781626369641
Language: en
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What if Babe Ruth had not been sold to the Yankees in 1920 and instead played his entire career in Boston? What if Muhammad Ali had lost or quit in his first fight against Sonny Liston? What if the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants had never moved to the West Coast? What if Vince Lombardi had become head coach of his hometown Giants instead of heading to Green Bay? How would sports history, and our perception of it, be different today? These are some of the questions asked and answered in this entertaining book of alternate history, the first book of its kind in the field of sports. It is sure to appeal to every thoughtful sports fan.Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports?books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team.Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Singapore Perspectives 2017 What If

Singapore Perspectives 2017  What If
Author: Gillian Koh,Debbie Soon
Release: 2017-12-20
Editor: World Scientific
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9789813224766
Language: en
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Singapore has experienced remarkable progression in the first 50 years of its independence. This volume comprises chapters written by thought leaders in Singapore where they re-examine Singapore's key governing institutions, systems, principles and values as they consider the country's next 50 years. Given the prospect of deep and possibly disruptive internal and external change, how might Singapore's governance fundamentals respond; which will we have to re-commit ourselves to and which might we have to adapt or even abandon? The book comprises some quietly provocative thoughts that the informed public, intellectuals and scholars interested in Singapore as well as political development in small countries in an uncertain, global age might find useful as they formulate their own positions about the future.

What If I Had Been the Hero

What If I Had Been the Hero
Author: Sue Thornham
Release: 2019-07-25
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781839021169
Language: en
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Sue Thornham's study explores issues in feminist filmmaking through an examination of a wide range of films by women filmmakers, ranging from the avant-garde to mainstream Hollywood, and from the 1970s to the present day, discussing directors including Sally Potter, Jane Campion, Julie Dash, Patricia Rozema and Lynne Ramsay.

What If Everybody Understood Child Development

What If Everybody Understood Child Development
Author: Rae Pica
Release: 2015-04-01
Editor: Corwin Press
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781506305141
Language: en
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Understand the connection between how kids grow and how they learn After 35 years as an education consultant, Rae Pica knows the importance of understanding the natural course of child development. In this collection, she keeps kids front and center as she provides thought-provoking commentary and actionable insights on topics such as the Common Core, the self-esteem movement, and standardized testing. Sure to inspire discussion, this pocket-size powerhouse of educational philosophy includes 29 short essays on topics critical to best practice in child development and education Opinions of experts supported by research and anecdotal evidence Real-life stories shared by teachers and parents References to related articles and interviews with experts

What If the Queen Should Die

What If the Queen Should Die
Author: John-Paul Flintoff
Release: 2016-04-14
Editor: Unbound Publishing
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781783522590
Language: en
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Windsor Castle. 1714. Queen Anne is nearing the end of a life filled with tragedy and grief: plagued by illness and cursed by her father to lose all 17 of her children, she now lies dying with no living heir. The question of succession is thick in the air. Will it be James Stuart, the half-brother she has always refused to acknowledge? Or George of Hanover, the cousin who once turned her down for marriage? Neither is ideal: she hates them both. Over the course of one night at the Queen’s Elizabethan ball, courtiers, politicians and ladies’ maids alike seize the opportunity to steer the succession to their own advantage, changing the course of history forever. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to them, imperial spy Daniel Defoe creeps through the castle gathering intelligence on their every move for the Earl of Oxford. Before the night is over, Queen Anne will finally have to face the past—for nothing can be resolved until she comes to terms with her children’s deaths and repairs the terrible wrong she committed many years before...

Moving From What to What If

Moving From What to What If
Author: John Barell
Release: 2016-03-02
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781317331575
Language: en
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This practical book outlines how you can challenge students to grapple with complex problems and engage more meaningfully with information across the content areas, rather than rely solely on rote memorization and standardized testing to measure academic success. Author John Barell shares vignettes from effective middle and high school teachers around the country, analyzes what works and what doesn’t when encouraging students to dig deeper, and offers practical strategies that you can try in your own classroom. Topics include: Guiding students to hone their skills in abstract reasoning, inquiry, creative problem solving, and critical thinking; Designing your lessons and units for authentic achievement, to prepare students for success in their future careers and academic pursuits; Using rigorous benchmark assessments to analyze students’ progress in meaningful ways; and Encouraging students to set learning goals and drive their own achievement. Aligned with the Common Core and other standards, this book will help you teach students to become inquisitive, engaged citizens who wonder about the universe, stretch their imaginations, and solve problems by asking, What If?

What If I m Wrong and Other Key Questions for Decisive School Leadership

What If I   m Wrong  and Other Key Questions for Decisive School Leadership
Author: Simon Rodberg
Release: 2020-08-26
Editor: ASCD
Pages: 122
ISBN: 9781416629603
Language: en
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It can be difficult to think clearly and deeply when a decision must be made, especially for principals and other administrators barraged with information, questions, and demands on their time. When even the smallest mistake can negatively affect students and staff, strong decision-making skills are crucial. By focusing on key questions, however, school leaders can find a path through the complex decisions they encounter every day. What If I'm Wrong? and Other Key Questions for Decisive School Leadership guides you past the pitfalls of split-second instinct, groupthink, prejudice, and the rush to judgment. Leadership coach and former principal Simon Rodberg pulls together true stories from his own experience, examples of a range of school issues, and the latest research in cognitive science into a five-question framework for school leaders to ask themselves when facing a decision: - What am I missing? - What's one small step? - Where's the trade-off? - Does it have to be this way? - What if I'm wrong? By prompting you to reflect on your own thought processes and cognitive blind spots, Rodberg's approach helps you build good habits of strategic decision making. Learn to navigate both tough dilemmas and everyday challenges as a decisive school leader.

What If There Were No Significance Tests

What If There Were No Significance Tests
Author: Lisa L. Harlow,Stanley A. Mulaik,James H. Steiger
Release: 2016-03-02
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 396
ISBN: 9781317242840
Language: en
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The classic edition of What If There Were No Significance Tests? highlights current statistical inference practices. Four areas are featured as essential for making inferences: sound judgment, meaningful research questions, relevant design, and assessing fit in multiple ways. Other options (data visualization, replication or meta-analysis), other features (mediation, moderation, multiple levels or classes), and other approaches (Bayesian analysis, simulation, data mining, qualitative inquiry) are also suggested. The Classic Edition’s new Introduction demonstrates the ongoing relevance of the topic and the charge to move away from an exclusive focus on NHST, along with new methods to help make significance testing more accessible to a wider body of researchers to improve our ability to make more accurate statistical inferences. Part 1 presents an overview of significance testing issues. The next part discusses the debate in which significance testing should be rejected or retained. The third part outlines various methods that may supplement significance testing procedures. Part 4 discusses Bayesian approaches and methods and the use of confidence intervals versus significance tests. The book concludes with philosophy of science perspectives. Rather than providing definitive prescriptions, the chapters are largely suggestive of general issues, concerns, and application guidelines. The editors allow readers to choose the best way to conduct hypothesis testing in their respective fields. For anyone doing research in the social sciences, this book is bound to become "must" reading. Ideal for use as a supplement for graduate courses in statistics or quantitative analysis taught in psychology, education, business, nursing, medicine, and the social sciences, the book also benefits independent researchers in the behavioral and social sciences and those who teach statistics.

What If

What If
Author: Rebecca Donovan
Release: 2014-09-16
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780141355917
Language: en
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What if you had a second chance to meet someone for the first time? Cal Logan is shocked to see Nicole Bentley sitting across from him at a coffee shop thousands of miles from their hometown. After all, no one has seen or heard from her since they graduated over a year ago. Except this girl isn't Nicole. She looks exactly like Cal's shy childhood crush, but her name is Nyelle Preston and she has no idea who he is. This girl is impulsive and daring, her passion for life infectious. The complete opposite of Nicole. Cal finds himself utterly fascinated-and falling hard. But Nyelle is also extremely secretive. And the closer he comes to finding out what she's hiding, the less he wants to know. When the secrets from the past and present collide, one thing becomes clear: Nothing is what it seems.

What If 2

What If  2
Author: Randall Munroe
Release: 2022-09-13
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 369
ISBN: 9780525537113
Language: en
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"An absolute delight!" —Hank Green The #1 New York Times bestselling author of What If? and How To answers more of the weirdest questions you never thought to ask The millions of people around the world who read and loved What If? still have questions, and those questions are getting stranger. Thank goodness xkcd creator Randall Munroe is here to help. Planning to ride a fire pole from the Moon back to Earth? The hardest part is sticking the landing. Hoping to cool the atmosphere by opening everyone’s freezer door at the same time? Maybe it’s time for a brief introduction to thermodynamics. Want to know what would happen if you rode a helicopter blade, built a billion-story building, made a lava lamp out of lava, or jumped on a geyser as it erupted? Okay, if you insist. Before you go on a cosmic road trip, feed the residents of New York City to a T. rex, or fill every church with bananas, be sure to consult this practical guide for impractical ideas. Unfazed by absurdity, Munroe consults the latest research on everything from swing-set physics to airliner catapult–design to answer his readers’ questions, clearly and concisely, with illuminating and occasionally terrifying illustrations. As he consistently demonstrates, you can learn a lot from examining how the world might work in very specific extreme circumstances.

The Book of What If

The Book of What If
Author: Matt Murrie,Andrew R McHugh
Release: 2016-04-19
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781481430746
Language: en
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From the creators of the What If…? Conference comes a quirky book that encourages kids to explore and engage with the world around them by asking more than eighty wild, absurd, and thought provoking questions. What if a book didn’t just tell you how to think or what to know, but rather encouraged you to think for yourself? What if there was a book that focused on asking questions instead of just answering them? The Book of What If…? does just that! What if you lived on a floating city? What if politicians were kids? What if broccoli tasted like chocolate? What if you could explore outer space? By asking these fun, open-ended questions, this book fosters greater critical thinking skills and gives kids a space to interact by breaking out a notebook to draw or write out their personal reactions, or engage in entertaining exercises with family and friends. Plus, sidebars deepen the investigation with peer-to-peer insights, historical and current profiles, real-life examples, and more, making for unlimited learning opportunities! Divided into sections—history, people, stuff, and nature—along with four introductory texts to open up a dialogue about why it’s important to be inquisitive and to always ask questions, The Book of What If…? is sure to be a hit with kids, teachers, and parents alike. So ask a question and let the answers lead you on an exciting journey filled with endless opportunities to learn!