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Hands-On Unsupervised Learning Using Python

Many industry experts consider unsupervised learning the next frontier in artificial intelligence, one that may hold the key to general artificial intelligence. Since the majority of the world’s data is unlabeled, conventional supervised learning cannot be applied. Unsupervised learning, on the other hand, can be applied to unlabeled datasets to discover meaningful patterns buried deep in the data, patterns that may be near impossible for humans to uncover.
Author Ankur Patel shows you how to apply unsupervised learning using two simple, production-ready Python frameworks: Scikit-learn and TensorFlow using Keras. With code and hands-on examples, data scientists will identify difficult-to-find patterns in data and gain deeper business insight, detect anomalies, perform automatic feature engineering and selection, and generate synthetic datasets. All you need is programming and some machine learning experience to get started.
* Compare the strengths and weaknesses of the different machine learning approaches: supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning
* Set up and manage machine learning projects end-to-end
* Build an anomaly detection system to catch credit card fraud
* Clusters users into distinct and homogeneous groups
* Perform semisupervised learning
* Develop movie recommender systems using restricted Boltzmann machines
* Generate synthetic images using generative adversarial networks

Hands-On Neural Networks

**Design and create neural networks with deep learning and artificial intelligence principles using OpenAI Gym, TensorFlow, and Keras**
#### Key Features
* Explore neural network architecture and understand how it functions
* Learn algorithms to solve common problems using back propagation and perceptrons
* Understand how to apply neural networks to applications with the help of useful illustrations

#### Book Description
Neural networks play a very important role in deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI), with applications in a wide variety of domains, right from medical diagnosis, to financial forecasting, and even machine diagnostics.
Hands-On Neural Networks is designed to guide you through learning about neural networks in a practical way. The book will get you started by giving you a brief introduction to perceptron networks. You will then gain insights into machine learning and also understand what the future of AI could look like. Next, you will study how embeddings can be used to process textual data and the role of long short-term memory networks (LSTMs) in helping you solve common natural language processing (NLP) problems. The later chapters will demonstrate how you can implement advanced concepts including transfer learning, generative adversarial networks (GANs), autoencoders, and reinforcement learning. Finally, you can look forward to further content on the latest advancements in the field of neural networks.
By the end of this book, you will have the skills you need to build, train, and optimize your own neural network model that can be used to provide predictable solutions.
#### What you will learn
* Learn how to train a network by using backpropagation
* Discover how to load and transform images for use in neural networks
* Study how neural networks can be applied to a varied set of applications
* Solve common challenges faced in neural network development
* Understand the transfer learning concept to solve tasks using Keras and Visual Geometry Group (VGG) network
* Get up to speed with advanced and complex deep learning concepts like LSTMs and NLP
* Explore innovative algorithms like GANs and deep reinforcement learning

#### Who this book is for
If you are interested in artificial intelligence and deep learning and want to further your skills, then this intermediate-level book is for you. Some knowledge of statistics will help you get the most out of this book.

Hands-On Data Science for Marketing

**Optimize your marketing strategies through analytics and machine learning**
#### Key Features
* Understand how data science drives successful marketing campaigns
* Use machine learning for better customer engagement, retention, and product recommendations
* Extract insights from your data to optimize marketing strategies and increase profitability

#### Book Description
Regardless of company size, the adoption of data science and machine learning for marketing has been rising in the industry. With this book, you will learn to implement data science techniques to understand the drivers behind the successes and failures of marketing campaigns. This book is a comprehensive guide to help you understand and predict customer behaviors and create more effectively targeted and personalized marketing strategies.
This is a practical guide to performing simple-to-advanced tasks, to extract hidden insights from the data and use them to make smart business decisions. You will understand what drives sales and increases customer engagements for your products. You will learn to implement machine learning to forecast which customers are more likely to engage with the products and have high lifetime value. This book will also show you how to use machine learning techniques to understand different customer segments and recommend the right products for each customer. Apart from learning to gain insights into consumer behavior using exploratory analysis, you will also learn the concept of A/B testing and implement it using Python and R.
By the end of this book, you will be experienced enough with various data science and machine learning techniques to run and manage successful marketing campaigns for your business.
#### What you will learn
* Learn how to compute and visualize marketing KPIs in Python and R
* Master what drives successful marketing campaigns with data science
* Use machine learning to predict customer engagement and lifetime value
* Make product recommendations that customers are most likely to buy
* Learn how to use A/B testing for better marketing decision making
* Implement machine learning to understand different customer segments

#### Who this book is for
If you are a marketing professional, data scientist, engineer, or a student keen to learn how to apply data science to marketing, this book is what you need! It will be beneficial to have some basic knowledge of either Python or R to work through the examples. This book will also be beneficial for beginners as it covers basic-to-advanced data science concepts and applications in marketing with real-life examples.

Guns

In a pulls-no-punches essay intended to provoke rational discussion, Stephen King sets down his thoughts about gun violence in America. Anger and grief in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are palpable in this urgent piece of writing, but no less remarkable are King’s keen thoughtfulness and composure as he explores the contours of the gun-control issue and constructs his argument for what can and should be done. King’s earnings from the sale of this essay will go the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

Groundswell

**From the bestselling author of *Ethical Oil* comes a provocative exploration of the shale gas rush. Levant explains what fracking is and explores what its enemies do not want you to know and why it has the potential to change our future.**
In *Groundswell* , Ezra Levant examines the fracking revolution. Fracking (from “fracturing”) involves injecting millions of gallons of water mixed with sand and chemicals into a well deep underground to fracture shale rock and release previously inaccessible reserves of oil and gas. The United States, Canada, North Africa, and the Middle East have vast reserves of shale gas and accessing it will mean a seismic shift in energy geopolitics. With natural gas in abundance, prices fall and the stranglehold by energy companies like Russia’s Gazprom loosens. OPEC, environmentalists, and communities throughout North America are fighting hard to stop fracking, and Levant debunks their motivations and arguments, while arguing that fracking’s benefits outweigh its costs, even environmentally. With *Ethical Oil* , Levant completely changed the debate surrounding Canada’s oil sands. In this timely and controversial book he provides desperately needed perspective on a subject of growing global importance.
*From the Hardcover edition.*

Gravity

**Part of the ALL-NEW LADYBIRD EXPERT SERIES.**
\- What is Gravity?
\- How does it work?
\- And why are there extreme gravitational environments?
EXPLORE how gravity controls the shape of space and the passage of time itself, influencing the history and destiny of the entire Universe.
IT’S SO MUCH MORE THAN ‘WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN.’
Discover the vast and momentous effects of this profound force on the world around us. Written by celebrated physicist and broadcaster Jim Al-Khalili, *Gravity* is a fascinating and authoritative introduction to a phenomenon as familiar to us as breathing.

Grammar Smart

**Everything you need to know to be a grammar guru.**
The words you use say a lot about you. Grammar makes a lasting impression on friends, coworkers, and teachers, but learning the rules has always been notoriously dull. That’s why we at The Princeton Review created *Grammar Smart*! Instead of boring readers with countless rules and confusing grammatical terms, this book uses a witty approach to show the logic behind each correct sentence. This updated third edition of *Grammar Smart* helps you:
• Learn the nuts and bolts of grammar rules and usage
• Practice your grammar skills with a series of quizzes
• Master how to write and speak more effectively

**Inside the book, you’ll find:**
• In-depth reviews of the basic parts of speech
• Tips on how to avoid misplaced modifiers and dangling participles
• A glossary of key grammar terms
• Quick quizzes throughout the book to help you check your progress
• Detailed sentence diagrams to help you identify word classes
• Comprehensive summaries of each major grammar topic

Getting Started With Tableau 2019.2

**Leverage the power of Tableau 2019.1’s new features to create impactful data visualization**
#### Key Features
* Get up and running with the newly released features of Tableau 2019.1
* Create enterprise-grade dashboard and reports to communicate your insights effectively
* Begin your Tableau journey by understanding its core functionalities

#### Book Description
Tableau is one of the leading data visualization tools and is regularly updated with new functionalities and features. The latest release, Tableau 2019.1, promises new and advanced features related to visual analytics, reporting, dashboarding, and a host of other data visualization aspects. Getting Started with Tableau 2019.1 will get you up to speed with these additional functionalities.
The book starts by highlighting the new functionalities of Tableau 2019.1, providing concrete examples of how to use them. However, if you’re new to Tableau, don’t worry – you’ll be guided through the major aspects of Tableau with relevant examples. You’ll learn how to connect to data, build a data source, visualize your data, build a dashboard, and even share data online. In the concluding chapters, you’ll delve into advanced techniques such as creating a cross-database join and data blending.
By the end of this book, you will be able to use Tableau effectively to create quick, cost-effective, and business-efficient Business Intelligence (BI) solutions.
#### What you will learn
* Discover new functionalities such as ‘Ask Data’, the new way to interact with your data using natural language
* Connect tables and make transformations such as pivoting the field and splitting columns
* Build an efficient data source for analysis
* Design insightful data visualization using different mark types and properties
* Develop powerful dashboards and stories
* Share your work and interact with Tableau Server
* Use Tableau to explore your data and find new insights
* Explore Tableau’s advanced features and gear up for upcoming challenges

#### Who this book is for
Existing Tableau users and BI professionals who want to get up to speed with what’s new in Tableau 2019 will find this beginner-level book to be a very useful resource. Some experience of Tableau is assumed, however, the book also features introductory concepts, which even beginners can take advantage of.

Gain

**FROM THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF *THE OVERSTORY***
Richard Powers’ novel is a fascinating and profound exploration of the interaction of an individual human life and a corporate one. It tells two stories: the first that of an American company, which starts as a small family soap and candle-making firm in the early 1800s, and ends as a vast pharmaceuticals-to-pesticides combine in the 1990s. The second is that of a contemporary woman, living in the company town, who during the course of the novel is diagnosed and then finally dies of cancer, a cancer that is almost certainly caused by exposure to chemical wastes from the company’s factories.
Richly intellectually stimulating, deeply moving and beautifully written, Gain is very much a ‘Great American Novel’, an exploration of the history, uniqueness and soul of America, in the tradition of *Underworld*. But it is most reminiscent of Graham Swift’s *Waterland* , another novel that combines history, both public and private, with contemporary lives, showing how individuals are both the victims and shapers of large-scale historical and economic forces

Fourth Mansions

*Fourth Mansions* was inspired by Teresa of Ávila’s Interior Castle, & contains quotations from the book, which quotations Lafferty uses as chapter headings. The Interior Castle is a metaphor for an individual’s soul; its different rooms, different states of the soul. In the middle of the Castle the soul is in the purest state, which equals Heaven. Lafferty uses more complex symbols to bring colorfully into life his many-sided tale of an individual’s reaching towards Heaven or Truth.
Take a trip thru a psychedelic reality, with seven very special people blending to create a higher form of humanity: A laughing man living alone on a mountaintop, guarding the world. The Returnees: men who live again & again, century after century. A dog-ape “Plappergeist,” who can only be seen out of the corner of one’s eye. A young man named Foley, very much like us, who begins to find out about the above people & things, & how they’re reshaping the world!

Forgotten Realms: Homeland

Drow ranger Drizzt Do’Urden, first introduced in The Icewind Dale Trilogy, quickly became one of the fantasy genre’s standout characters. But “Homeland” first reveals the startling tale of how this one lone drow walked out of the shadowy depths of the Underdark, leaving behind a society of evil and a family who want him dead. It is here that the story of this amazing dark elf truly began.

Folk Art Fusion

**With *Folk Art Fusion* , you will learn to paint folk art subjects in a distinct style that is vibrant and modern, while also homespun and simple.**
*Folk Art Fusion*  shows you how to blend classic subjects with new techniques to **create unique works of art**. In this re-issued hardcover gift edition, professional artist Heather Galler explores a colorful combination of art styles and presents them step by step in her **modern folk art paintings**. Learn how traditional folk art continues to influence today’s painters as you learn to create your own contemporary folk-art paintings.
Even if you’re new to creating art,  *Folk Art Fusion* will have you following along easily with  **step-by-step projects** that are as varied as they are colorful. You’ll create **art from classic subjects** , including: flowers, animals, architecture, sugar skulls, portraits, and more. Some of the vibrant folk art pieces you’ll learn to replicate are Frida Kahlo, Day of the Dead, Maneki Neko, and Russian Nesting Dolls. 
Colorful, contemporary, and inspirational, *Folk Art Fusion* allows artists of all skill levels to quickly discover the joy of creating modern, globally inspired art in this time-treasured genre. **

Fifty Figure Drawings

Crafted by leading students from the finest American art schools of the early twentieth century, these black-and-white illustrations represent a wide variety of life drawing styles. The original renderings—in crayon, charcoal, pencil, and ink—are beautifully reproduced here, with faithful attention to every shadow and nuance.
George B. Bridgman, a longtime instructor at New York’s Art Students League and a prominent teacher of figure drawing, selected these fifty drawings as examples of differing styles, techniques, and forms of artistic expression. Bridgman deliberately declined to accompany the drawings with critical text, in the expectation that the illustrations would speak for themselves. Inspiring for students and invaluable for instructors, this collection offers a wealth of expressive possibilities.

Fifth Planet

The year is 2087. The two great power blocs still face each other, with Britain having adopted the political role formerly occupied by Switzerland.
For 75 years the world has known of the approach of another solar system which will pass between our sun and its outermost planets. The sun of the other solar system is named Helios by astronomers, and it too is found to have planets. Its fifth planet, Achilles, is the one most similar to Earth; and rival rocket ship expeditions are launched by the Euro-American and Communist blocs to explore this transient neighbour…
From here on the story is weird and wonderful, the action lively; the scientific ideas are intriguing and the social satire is amusing.

Everwild

Going against Mary Hightower’s wishes, Nick, “the chocolate ogre,” is slowly trying to reach every kid in Everlost to hand each and every one a coin, which will release them from Everlost. Mikey McGill and Allie have joined a band of skinjackers who have more of an impact on the living world then any other inhabitant of Everlost. Except Mikey can’t skinjack and Allie can – and there is a very good reason: Allie is not actually dead. **
### Recensione
“Thought-provoking and scary, invoking elements from history and mythology, the novel ends with a shocking event that will leave its fans wanting the next volume immediately.”– *Horn Book Magazine*
“Shusterman creates a solid, entertaining sequel to *Everlost*. In fact, it might even be better…The broad scope of this installment creates wonderful tension and excitement as readers flip the pages to find out what will happen next. Secondary readers of fantasy will eat up this sequel.”– *VOYA*
### Sinossi
Going against Mary Hightower’s wishes, Nick, “the chocolate ogre,” is slowly trying to reach every kid in Everlost to hand each and every one a coin, which will release them from Everlost. Mikey McGill and Allie have joined a band of skinjackers who have more of an impact on the living world then any other inhabitant of Everlost. Except Mikey can’t skinjack and Allie can – and there is a very good reason: Allie is not actually dead.

English Grammar for Dummies

Improve the writing and speaking skills you use every day Graceless with grammar? Perplexed by punctuation? Have no fear! This second Australian edition of English Grammar For Dummies explains everything from basic sentence structure to the finer points of grammar. Packed with expert advice, this book will help you to communicate more effectively and make the right impression every time. Structure sentences correctly — learn everything from making verbs agree to understanding clauses Avoid and fix common mistakes — find out how to revise the things your grammar checker underlines Punctuate like a professional — explore the correct use of commas, apostrophes, colons, semicolons and dashes Polish your writing style — discover how good grammar and good style go hand in hand Open the book and find: Ways to accessorise with adjectives and adverbs Tips for pairing the correct pronoun with the noun Advice about how to use numerals in documents Hints for writing emails and slide presentations Explanations of errors missed by spell checkers Learn to: Improve your writing and editing Understand and apply grammar rules Avoid common errors Connect grammar with style