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Fecund Horror: Slashers, Rape/Revenge, Women in Prison, Zombies and Other Exploitation Dreck

Terrror! Blood! Torture! Insect sex zombie apocalypse! In Hollywood films the guy gets the girl and the monster is defeated, which is boring and unsatisfying, since who wants Tom Cruise to win, anyway? But in exploitation films, the monster gets the girl, the guy gets torn limb from limb, and the whole project is really more satisfying for everyone. This 49K collection of essays covers horror films, slashers, rape/revenge, women-in-prison and other mean, twisted, exploitation atrocities which chew up your humanity and your gender and spit it out as a staggering chitinous abomination. Freud, feminism, the male gaze, and a hideous ichor from beyond the stars engage in a struggle to the death as the world dissolves in filth and abasement.
Among the films discussed are The Thing, Cronenberg’s Shivers, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Under the Skin, I Spit on Your Grave, The Stendahl Syndrome, The Last House on the Left, Martyrs, Hostel, Halloween, Friday the 13th, Caged, The Big Doll House, Death Proof, and Switchblade Sisters.

Feature Engineering Made Easy

A perfect guide to speed up the predicting power of machine learning algorithms Key Features Design, discover, and create dynamic, efficient features for your machine learning application Understand your data in-depth and derive astonishing data insights with the help of this Guide Grasp powerful feature-engineering techniques and build machine learning systems Book DescriptionFeature engineering is the most important step in creating powerful machine learning systems. This book will take you through the entire feature-engineering journey to make your machine learning much more systematic and effective. You will start with understanding your data-often the success of your ML models depends on how you leverage different feature types, such as continuous, categorical, and more, You will learn when to include a feature, when to omit it, and why, all by understanding error analysis and the acceptability of your models. You will learn to convert a problem statement into useful new features. You will learn to deliver features driven by business needs as well as mathematical insights. You’ll also learn how to use machine learning on your machines, automatically learning amazing features for your data. By the end of the book, you will become proficient in Feature Selection, Feature Learning, and Feature Optimization. What you will learn Identify and leverage different feature types Clean features in data to improve predictive power Understand why and how to perform feature selection, and model error analysis Leverage domain knowledge to construct new features Deliver features based on mathematical insights Use machine-learning algorithms to construct features Master feature engineering and optimization Harness feature engineering for real world applications through a structured case study Who this book is forIf you are a data science professional or a machine learning engineer looking to strengthen your predictive analytics model, then this book is a perfect guide for you. Some basic understanding of the machine learning concepts and Python scripting would be enough to get started with this book.
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Feature Engineering for Machine Learning: Principles and Techniques for Data Scientists

Feature engineering is a crucial step in the machine-learning pipeline, yet this topic is rarely examined on its own. With this practical book, you’ll learn techniques for extracting and transforming features—the numeric representations of raw data—into formats for machine-learning models. Each chapter guides you through a single data problem, such as how to represent text or image data. Together, these examples illustrate the main principles of feature engineering.
Rather than simply teach these principles, authors Alice Zheng and Amanda Casari focus on practical application with exercises throughout the book. The closing chapter brings everything together by tackling a real-world, structured dataset with several feature-engineering techniques. Python packages including numpy, Pandas, Scikit-learn, and Matplotlib are used in code examples.
You’ll examine:
* Feature engineering for numeric data: filtering, binning, scaling, log transforms, and power transforms
* Natural text techniques: bag-of-words, n-grams, and phrase detection
* Frequency-based filtering and feature scaling for eliminating uninformative features
* Encoding techniques of categorical variables, including feature hashing and bin-counting
* Model-based feature engineering with principal component analysis
* The concept of model stacking, using k-means as a featurization technique
* Image feature extraction with manual and deep-learning techniques
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### Sinossi
Feature engineering is a crucial step in the machine-learning pipeline, yet this topic is rarely examined on its own. With this practical book, you’ll learn techniques for extracting and transforming features—the numeric representations of raw data—into formats for machine-learning models. Each chapter guides you through a single data problem, such as how to represent text or image data. Together, these examples illustrate the main principles of feature engineering.
Rather than simply teach these principles, authors Alice Zheng and Amanda Casari focus on practical application with exercises throughout the book. The closing chapter brings everything together by tackling a real-world, structured dataset with several feature-engineering techniques. Python packages including numpy, Pandas, Scikit-learn, and Matplotlib are used in code examples.
You’ll examine:
* Feature engineering for numeric data: filtering, binning, scaling, log transforms, and power transforms
* Natural text techniques: bag-of-words, n-grams, and phrase detection
* Frequency-based filtering and feature scaling for eliminating uninformative features
* Encoding techniques of categorical variables, including feature hashing and bin-counting
* Model-based feature engineering with principal component analysis
* The concept of model stacking, using k-means as a featurization technique
* Image feature extraction with manual and deep-learning techniques
### L’autore
Alice is a technical leader in the field of Machine Learning. Her experience spans algorithm and platform development and applications. Currently, she is a Senior Manager in Amazon’s Ad Platform. Previous roles include Director of Data Science at GraphLab/Dato/Turi, machine learning researcher at Microsoft Research, Redmond, and postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University. She received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer science, and B.A. degrees in Computer Science in Mathematics, all from U.C. Berkeley.

Feathers

Witch Central goes to Costa Rica for summer vacation.

Fears Unnamed

In a remarkably short period of time, Tim Lebbon has burst upon the scene and established himself as one of the best horror writers at work today. He is the winner of numerous awards, including a Bram Stoker Award. Critics have raved about his work and fans have eagerly embraced him as a contemporary master of the macabre. — Perhaps nowhere are the reasons for his popularity more evident than in this collection of four of his most chilling novellas. Two of these dark gems received British Fantasy Awards, and another was written specifically for this book and has never previously been published. Together, these terrifying tales form a perfect showcase for this startling talent, a window into a world of horrors that once experienced, can never be forgotten.

Fearless Fourteen

**Personal vendettas, hidden treasure, and a monkey named Carl will send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most explosive adventure yet.**
**The Crime:** Armed robbery to the tune of nine million dollars.
Dom Rizzi robbed a bank, stashed the money, and did the time. His family couldn t be more proud. He always was the smart one.
**The Cousin:** Joe Morelli
Joe Morelli, Dom Rizzi, and Dom s sister, Loretta, are cousins. Morelli is a cop, Rizzi robs banks, and Loretta is a single mother waiting tables at the firehouse. The all-American family.
**The Complications:** Murder, kidnapping, destruction of personal property, and acid reflux.
Less than a week after Dom s release from prison, Joe Morelli has shadowy figures breaking into his house and dying in his basement. He s getting threatening messages, Loretta is kidnapped, and Dom is missing.
**The Catastrophe:** Moonman
Morelli hires Walter Mooner Dunphy, stoner and inventor turned crime fighter, to protect his house. Morelli can t afford a lot on a cop s salary, and Mooner will work for potatoes.
**The Cupcake:** Stephanie Plum
Stephanie and Morelli have a long-standing relationship that involves sex, affection, and driving each other nuts. She s a bond enforcement agent with more luck than talent, and she s involved in this bank-robbery-gone-bad disaster from day one.
**The Crisis:** A favor for Ranger
Security expert Carlos Manoso, street name Ranger, has a job for Stephanie that will involve night work. Morelli has his own ideas regarding Stephanie s evening activities.
**The Conclusion:** Only the fearless should read *Fourteen*.
Thrills, chills, and incontinence may result.

Fearless

Captain John “Black Jack” Geary tries a desperate gamble to lead the Alliance Fleet home through enemy-occupied space in this novel in the thrilling Lost Fleet series.Geary is convinced that the Syndics are planning to ambush the fleet and finish it off once and for all. Realizing the fleet’s best (and only) chance is to do the unexpected, Geary takes the offensive and orders the fleet to the Sancere system. There, a multitude of possible routes home give the Alliance fleet a better chance of avoiding their pursuers—and an attack on the Sancere shipbuilding facilities could decimate the Syndic war effort.   Weary from endless combat, the officers and crew of the Alliance fleet can’t see the sense in charging deeper into enemy territory—prompting a mutiny that divides them, and leaving Geary with the odds higher against him than ever before…

Fear: Trump in the White House

**“Explosive.”—*The Washington Post***
**“Devastating.”—*The New Yorker***
**“Unprecedented.”—CNN **
**THE INSIDE STORY ON PRESIDENT TRUMP, AS ONLY BOB WOODWARD CAN TELL IT**
With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence.
*Fear* is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president’s first years in office.
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Fear and Trembling/the Book on Adler

Now recognized as one of the nineteenth century’s leading psychologists and philosophers, Kierkegaard was among other things the harbinger of exisentialisim. In *Fear and Trembling* he explores the psychology of religion, addressing the question ‘What is Faith?’ in terms of the emotional and psychological relationship between the individual and God. But this difficult question is addressed in the most vivid terms, as Kierkegaard explores different ways of interpreting the ancient story of Abraham and Isaac to make his point.
Søren Kierkegaard not only ­trans­formed Protestant theology but also anticipated twentieth-century existentialism and provided it with many of its motifs. *Fear and Trembling* and *The Book on Adler*–addressed to a general audience–have the imaginative excitement and intense personal appeal of the greatest literature. Only Plato and Nietzsche have matched Kierkegaard’s ability to give ideas so compellingly vivid and dramatic a shape.
Translated by Walter Lowrie
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Modern Library Series)

First published in Rolling Stone magazine in 1971, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is Hunter S. Thompson’s savagely comic account of what happened to this country in the 1960s. It is told through the writer’s account of an assignment he undertook with his attorney to visit Las Vegas and “check it out.” The book stands as the final word on the highs and lows of that decade, one of the defining works of our time, and a stylistic and journalistic tour de force. As Christopher Lehmann-Haupt wrote in The New York Times, it has “a kind of mad, corrosive prose poetry that picks up where Norman Mailer’s An American Dream left off and explores what Tom Wolfe left out.” This twenty-fifth-anniversary Modern Library edition features Ralph Steadman’s original drawings and three companion pieces selected by Dr. Thompson: “Jacket Copy for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” “Strange Rumblings in Aztlan,” and “The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved.”The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foun-dation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hard-bound editions of important works of liter-ature and thought. For the Modern Library’s seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inau-gurating a new program ofselecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world’s best books, at the best prices.

Faun & Games

Piers Anthony’s most exceptional Xanth adventure ever reveals wnodrous new worlds of mirth and magic!The miraculous and mirth-filled land of Xanth holds many marvels. But now an extraordinary new aspect of this remarkable realm unfolds as young Forrest Faun’s quest takes him to a tiny planet hidden in the heart of Xanth. There, with a delightful “day mare” as his constant companion, Forrest will find more marvels then he ever dreamed of.Packed with magic, mystery, and mirth, Faun & Games is the freshest and most exciting Xanth adventure in a month of Pundays!

FastReset® Il Metodo Rapido Di Guarigione Emotiva

La rabbia per un’offesa ricevuta ti annebbia i pensieri. Il terrore di salire su un aereo ti paralizza. Una voglia irresistibile di cibo condiziona la tua vita. Un attacco di claustrofobia ti impedisce di respirare. Chiunque abbia vissuto un forte disagio emotivo, con tutte le conseguenze fisiche che comporta, sa che nel momento di crisi si desidera una sola cosa: che l¿emozione negativa si dissolva in un istante, facendoci tornare padroni di noi stessi. Maria Grazia Parisi, medico psicoterapeuta ed esperta in medicine complementari, ha messo a punto uno strumento innovativo che ha risolto i problemi di centinaia di persone e sta suscitando grande interesse anche in ambito ospedaliero. Si chiama FastReset® e si distingue da tutti i metodi tradizionali per una caratteristica cruciale: i risultati si ottengono in pochi minuti. Sfruttando un meccanismo fisiologico, e applicando uno spostamento dell’attenzione che attivi la corteccia cerebrale, si possono depotenziare le emozioni negative (senza reprimerle) modificando così il peso degli eventi passati e presenti sulla propria esistenza e rendendo gestibili persino traumi, lutti, dipendenze, ansia, fobie. Efficace anche per molti disturbi psicosomatici, per i bambini – poiché del tutto privo di controindicazioni – e per ottimizzare lo stato psicofisico prima di una performance sportiva, il FastReset® è illustrato in questo libro con precise e semplici indicazioni e con moltissimi esempi di successo. Un sistema di autogestione emotiva che fa ritrovare sicurezza e serenità, migliorando i rapporti con gli altri, in famiglia e nel lavoro.

Fascino Indiscreto

Inghilterra, 1837 – Ash Turner è sicuro di avere il diritto di insediarsi a Parford Manor da padrone. Lontano cugino del Duca di Parford, ne reclama titolo e ricchezze a causa delle pesanti accuse che gravano sul capo del nobile parente, in attesa di giudizio. In fondo la vita non è stata generosa con Ash mentre i figli del duca hanno potuto trascorrere un’esistenza protetta e dorata. Quello che non immagina è che una di loro, Lady Margaret Darlymple, si nasconda in quella stessa dimora e, sotto le mentite spoglie di infermiera del padre malato, spii ogni mossa di Ash. Margaret, dal canto suo, non dovrebbe provare altro che disprezzo per quell’uomo così cinico e spietato, artefice della sua probabile rovina, eppure i sentimenti che la animano sono pericolosamente inclini al desiderio. Man mano che i giorni passano, e la conoscenza tra i due si approfondisce, l’ostilità che prova per lui muta dapprima in attrazione, infine in bruciante passione.
Il più affascinante degli amanti è anche il più pericoloso dei nemici.

Farlander

The Heart of the World is a land in strife. For fifty years the Holy Empire of Mann, an empire and religion born from a nihilistic urban cult, has been conquering nation after nation. Their leader, Holy Matriarch Sasheen, ruthlessly maintains control through her Diplomats, priests trained as subtle predators.
Ash is a member of an elite group of assassins, the Roshun, who offer protection through the threat of vendetta. Forced by his ailing health to take on an apprentice, he chooses Nico, a young man living in the besieged city of Bar-Khos. At the time, Nico is hungry, desperate, and alone in a city that finds itself teetering on the brink.
When the Holy Matriarch’s son deliberately murders a woman under the protection of the Roshun; he forces the sect to seek his life in retribution. As Ash and his young apprentice set out to fulfil the Roshun orders, their journey takes them into the heart of the conflict between the Empire and the Free Ports . . . into bloodshed and death.
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Far From the Madding Crowd (Collins Classics)

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. Here is one of Thomas Hardy’s most popular novels, soon to be released as a major motion picture in May 2015. ‘I shall do one thing in this life – one thing certain – that is, love you, and long for you, and keep wanting you till I die’ Independent and spirited, Bathsheba Everdene owns the hearts of three men. Striving to win her love in different ways, their relationships with Bathsheba complicate her life in bucolic Wessex – and cast shadows over their own. With the morals and expectations of rural society weighing heavily upon her, Bathsheba experiences the torture of unrequited love and betrayal, and discovers how random acts of chance and tragedy can dramatically alter life’s course. The first of Hardy’s novels to become a major literary success, Far from the Madding Crowd explores what it means to live and to love.

Far From the Madding Crowd

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Macmillan Readers: pre-intermediate level
One of Thomas Hardy’s greatest novels, Far from the Madding Crowd tells the story of the life and loves of the brave and beautiful Bathsheba Everdene.
Opowieść o życiu pięknej i odważnej Batsheby Everdene. Kobieta pewnej nocy ratuje życie młodemu farmerowi – Gabrielowi Oaka. Od tego czasu ich losy są powiązane ze sobą na zawsze. Wiele muszą oboje pokonać przeszkód, aby móc być razem. Jak wiele tragedii ich spotka, ile będą musieli przejść? Wielka miłość, ogromne tragedie i wzruszenia. Od wydawcy: retold by John Escott
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