Final Jeopardy

Autor: Linda Fairstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743490207
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This critically acclaimed, explosive thriller is a book only prosecutor Linda Fairstein could write. Patricia Cornwall knows the morgue; John Grisham knows the courtroom; but no one knows the inner workings of the D.A.'s office like Linda Fairstein, renowned for two decades as head of Manhattan Sex Crimes Unit. Now that world comes vividly to life in a brilliant debut novel of shocking realism, powerful insight, and searing suspense. Alexandra Cooper, Manhattan's top sex crimes prosecutor, awakens one morning to shocking news: a tabloid headline announcing her own brutal murder. But the actual victim was Isabella Lascar, the Hollywood film star who sought refuge at Alex's Martha's Vineyard retreat. Was Isabella targeted by a stalker or -- mistaken for Alex -- was she in the wrong place at the wrong time? In an investigation that twists from the back alleys of lower Manhattan to the chic salons of the Upper East Side. Alex knows she's in final jeopardy...and time is running out. She has to get into the killer's head before the killer gets to her.

Final Jeopardy

Autor: Stephen Baker
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547519435
File Size: 80,24 MB
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The “charming and terrifying” story of IBM’s breakthrough in artificial intelligence, from the Business Week technology writer and author of The Numerati (Publishers Weekly, starred review). For centuries, people have dreamed of creating a machine that thinks like a human. Scientists have made progress: computers can now beat chess grandmasters and help prevent terrorist attacks. Yet we still await a machine that exhibits the rich complexity of human thought—one that doesn’t just crunch numbers, or take us to a relevant web page, but understands and communicates with us. With the creation of Watson, IBM’s Jeopardy!-playing computer, we are one step closer to that goal. In Final Jeopardy, Stephen Baker traces the arc of Watson’s “life,” from its birth in the IBM labs to its big night on the podium. We meet Hollywood moguls and Jeopardy! masters, genius computer programmers and ambitious scientists, including Watson’s eccentric creator, David Ferrucci. We see how Watson’s breakthroughs and the future of artificial intelligence could transform medicine, law, marketing, and even science itself, as machines process huge amounts of data at lightning speed, answer our questions, and possibly come up with new hypotheses. As fast and fun as the game itself, Final Jeopardy shows how smart machines will fit into our world—and how they’ll disrupt it. “The place to go if you’re really interested in this version of the quest for creating Artificial Intelligence.” —The Seattle Times “Like Tracy Kidder’s Soul of a New Machine, Baker’s book finds us at the dawn of a singularity. It’s an excellent case study, and does good double duty as a Philip K. Dick scenario, too.” —Kirkus Reviews “Like a cross between Born Yesterday and 2001: A Space Odyssey, Baker’s narrative is both . . . an entertaining romp through the field of artificial intelligence—and a sobering glimpse of things to come.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Final Jeopardy

Autor: Stephen Baker
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 9780547483160
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Follows the quest of a team of scientists to develop a computer so intelligent that it can beat the best of champions in the Jeopardy quiz show.

Final Jeopardy

Autor: Linda Fairstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743490207
File Size: 40,59 MB
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This critically acclaimed, explosive thriller is a book only prosecutor Linda Fairstein could write. Patricia Cornwall knows the morgue; John Grisham knows the courtroom; but no one knows the inner workings of the D.A.'s office like Linda Fairstein, renowned for two decades as head of Manhattan Sex Crimes Unit. Now that world comes vividly to life in a brilliant debut novel of shocking realism, powerful insight, and searing suspense. Alexandra Cooper, Manhattan's top sex crimes prosecutor, awakens one morning to shocking news: a tabloid headline announcing her own brutal murder. But the actual victim was Isabella Lascar, the Hollywood film star who sought refuge at Alex's Martha's Vineyard retreat. Was Isabella targeted by a stalker or -- mistaken for Alex -- was she in the wrong place at the wrong time? In an investigation that twists from the back alleys of lower Manhattan to the chic salons of the Upper East Side. Alex knows she's in final jeopardy...and time is running out. She has to get into the killer's head before the killer gets to her.

Catwoman Vol 6 Final Jeopardy

Autor: Will Pfeifer
Publisher: DC Comics
ISBN: 1401275869
File Size: 39,26 MB
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GOOD-BYE TO EVERYTHING Catwoman has learned a lot from Batman: how to use fear to cripple foes, how to embrace the heights of Gotham rooftops and the underbellies of its alleyways, how to thrive in shadows. Now, after carefully rebuilding her secret identity to protect herself and her new daughter, everything is crumbling around her, and her daughter and friends are in danger, too. Selina Kyle faces uncomfortable truths about her nature while dealing with the threat of the killers-for-hire Hammer and Sickle, only to then be thrown off-planet by the government…along with all of Earth’s super-villains! She must now claw her way back to Earth and reality for the sake of everything she holds dear… Will Pfeifer (TEEN TITANS), David López (INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US), Álvaro López (Spider-Woman) and others continue the classic adventures of the Feline Fatale in this final volume of the acclaimed series. CATWOMAN VOLUME 6: FINAL JEOPARDY collects CATWOMAN #66-82 and issue #83 from the BLACKEST NIGHT saga!

Final Jeopardy

Autor: W. Leonard Whitehouse
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546407393
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This is the fifth volume in the 'Final Jeopardy' series of books. The first four volumes explored issues involving: Science, evolution, medicine, neurobiology, quantum physics, cosmology, and religion. The present volume critically examines the notion of sovereignty against a backdrop of various events drawn primarily from American history. Among the topics discussed are: Republicanism, sovereignty, democracy, the rule of law, the Philadelphia Convention of 1787, the process of ratification, the Supreme Court, corporations, the Federal Reserve, the military-industrial complex, the CIA, some of the decisions of modern American presidents ranging from: Eisenhower to Obama. A central theme of the foregoing book concerns the manner in which all three branches of government have consistently failed to comply with the guarantee promised in Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution involving a republican form of government in the service of the purposes contained in the Preamble. By failing to operate in accordance with the requirements of Article IV, Section 4, America has had a very different history than might have occurred if the central promise of the Constitution had been honored.

Linda Fairstein Omnibus

Autor: Linda A. Fairstein
Publisher: Sphere
ISBN: 9780751536430
File Size: 38,68 MB
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FINAL JEOPARDY: The days of Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper often start of badly, but she's never faced the morning by reading her own obituary before. It doesn't take long to sort out why it was printed: a woman's body with her face blown away, left in a car rented in Alex's name in the drive of her weekend home. But it isn't so easy to work out why her lodger was murdered - or to be sure that the killer had found the right victim ... LIKELY TO DIE: A leading neurosurgeon is found in her office at a New York hospital, soaked in her own blood and rightly considered a case 'likely to die' before she can be got to the operating theatre. She has also been sexually assaulted and Alexandra Cooper is asked to trawl her records for any cases where a similar modus operandi was used. But before she can properly study the files she has isolated she realises that someone is fearful of her knowledge and that she, too, might be 'likely to die'.

In The Great Green Room

Autor: Amy Gary
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250065372
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The extraordinary life of the woman behind the beloved children’s classics Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny comes alive in this fascinating biography of Margaret Wise Brown. Margaret’s books have sold millions of copies all over the world, but few people know that she was at the center of a children’s book publishing revolution. Her whimsy and imagination fueled a steady stream of stories, book ideas, songs, and poems and she was renowned for her prolific writing and business savvy, as well as her stunning beauty and endless thirst for adventure. Margaret started her writing career by helping to shape the curriculum for the Bank Street School for children, making it her mission to create stories that would rise above traditional fairy tales and allowed girls to see themselves as equal to boys. At the same time, she also experimented endlessly with her own writing. Margaret would spend days researching subjects, picking daisies, cloud gazing, and observing nature, all in an effort to precisely capture a child’s sense of awe and wonder as they discovered the world. Clever, quirky, and incredibly talented, Margaret embraced life with passion, lived extravagantly off of her royalties, went on rabbit hunts, and carried on long and troubled love affairs with both men and women. Among them were two great loves in Margaret’s life. One was a gender-bending poet and the ex-wife of John Barrymore. She went by the stage name of Michael Strange and she and Margaret had a tempestuous yet secret relationship, at one point living next door to each other so that they could be together. After the dissolution of their relationship and Michael’s death, Margaret became engaged to a younger man, who also happened to be the son of a Rockefeller and a Carnegie. But before they could marry Margaret died unexpectedly at the age of forty-two, leaving behind a cache of unpublished work and a timeless collection of books that would go on become classics in children’s literature. In In the Great Green Room, author Amy Gary captures the eccentric and exceptional life of Margaret Wise Brown, and drawing on newly-discovered personal letters and diaries, reveals an intimate portrait of a creative genius whose unrivaled talent breathed new life in to the literary world.

From Marble To Flesh

Autor: Arnold Victor Coonin
Publisher: Florentine Press
ISBN: 9788897696025
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About the author. A. Victor Coonin is James F. Ruffin Chair of Art at Rhodes College. He has received fellowships and grants from the Mellon, Kress, and Fullbright foundations and has served on committees for the Fullbright, National Endowment for the Humanities, and College Art Association. Author of numerous articles and editor of 2 books, this is his first monograph. -- Publisher's website.

Final Jeopardy

Autor: Dr. Bill Whitehouse
Publisher:
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A critical reflection of the nature of science. This series of books encompass a critical exploration into various topics, including: psychology, particle physics, quantum mechanics, cosmology, neuroscience, evolution, consciousness, HIV/AIDS research, psychopharmacology, religion, sovereignty, and education.