Defective

Author: Kayla Howarth
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781515225997
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Eighteen months has passed since the Institute was liberated. For Allira Daniels, she's still trying to live with the consequences of her actions. The Defective are free, but are their lives truly any better? Attacks on Defectives are on the rise, and Allira has to wonder if she's directly responsible. Keeping busy to escape her guilt, Allira is trying to move on, but how can she when her past is always haunting her?

The Institute

Author: Kayla Howarth
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781506196862
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Living in constant fear. Always looking over your shoulder. The source of your fear? The Institute. Allira Daniels will do anything to keep her Defective brother safe from the Institute. They claim to protect Defectives, but it's human nature to fear the unknown. Defectives are dangerous, they possess abilities that no human should be able to. To Allira and the rest of her family, the Institute seems more like a prison than the safe-haven they promote themselves to be. Protecting Shilah from that fate is their number one priority. When Allira stumbles across a car crash involving two of her school classmates, she ignores all of her father's warnings of laying low and not drawing attention to herself. By doing so, she may have just caught the eye of the Institute. She's not Defective, but what seventeen-year-old girl has the ability to pull two teenage boys away from a fiery rubble and walk away without a scratch? It would definitely be seen as suspicious. Allira and her family need to make decisions. Do they stay, or do they flee again? Will they be coming for her? Will her whole family come under investigation? Will they discover Shilah and his ability to predict the future? Are you Defective? The Institute is coming for you.

Flawed

Author: Cecelia Ahern
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 125008024X
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Celestine North lives a perfect life. She's a model daughter and sister, she's well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she's dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan. But then Celestine encounters a situation in which she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found FLAWED. In her breathtaking young adult debut, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society in which obedience is paramount and rebellion is punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.

Crossing The Quality Chasm

Author: Committee on Quality of Health Care in America
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309072808
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Second in a series of publications from the Institute of Medicine's Quality of Health Care in America project Today's health care providers have more research findings and more technology available to them than ever before. Yet recent reports have raised serious doubts about the quality of health care in America. Crossing the Quality Chasm makes an urgent call for fundamental change to close the quality gap. This book recommends a sweeping redesign of the American health care system and provides overarching principles for specific direction for policymakers, health care leaders, clinicians, regulators, purchasers, and others. In this comprehensive volume the committee offers: A set of performance expectations for the 21st century health care system. A set of 10 new rules to guide patient-clinician relationships. A suggested organizing framework to better align the incentives inherent in payment and accountability with improvements in quality. Key steps to promote evidence-based practice and strengthen clinical information systems. Analyzing health care organizations as complex systems, Crossing the Quality Chasm also documents the causes of the quality gap, identifies current practices that impede quality care, and explores how systems approaches can be used to implement change.

The Gifting

Author: K. E. Ganshert
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781511995375
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"If science is right, then I am crazy. And crazy is dangerous." Tess Eckhart has always felt things nobody else can feel. Then the Ouija board incident happens at a high school party. Her complete freak out sends her family across the country-next to a nationally-renowned facility for the mentally ill. Worried Tess suffers from the same illness that tormented her grandmother, her parents insist she see a psychiatrist. But Tess is more concerned about fitting in at her new school, and hiding the fact that she's seeing a therapist at the Edward Brooks Facility. She's used to whispers and stares, but when it comes to Luka Williams, a reluctantly popular boy in her class, she's unused to a stare that intense. Then the headaches start, and the seemingly prophetic dreams that haunt her at night. As Tess tries to hide them, she becomes increasingly convinced that Luka knows something-that he might somehow be responsible. But what if she's wrong? What if Luka Williams is the only thing separating her from a madness too terrifying to fathom?

The Hunt For Red October

Author: Tom Clancy
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425240339
Size: 24.29 MB
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Here is the runaway bestseller that launched Tom Clancy's phenomenal career. A military thriller so gripping in its action and so convincing in its accuracy that the author was rumored to have been debriefed by the White House. Its theme: the greatest espionage coup in history. Its story: the chase for a top secret Russian missile sub. Lauded by the Washington Post as ?breathlessly exciting,” The Hunt for Red October remains a masterpiece of military fiction by one of the world's most popular authors, a man whose shockingly realistic scenarios continue to hold us in thrall.

Resistance

Author: Kayla Howarth
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781511479547
Size: 54.39 MB
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It's what every Defective person wants - freedom, liberation from the Institute. Allira had her chance. Then why is she still working for them? It has been three months since she first started working as an agent for the Institute. She's good at her job. She has to be. There's too much at stake. After an arrest goes awry, she's faced with the possibility of escaping again, and an offer too good to refuse. Things are meant to be different at the Resistance, everything is meant to be better. But when life is about survival, sacrifices must be made. What will Allira sacrifice for her freedom? Recommended for ages 15+ Occasional coarse language.

Applications Of Computer Vision In Fashion And Textiles

Author: Calvin Wong
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 0081012187
Size: 24.46 MB
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Applications of Computer Vision in Fashion and Textiles provides a systematic and comprehensive discussion of three key areas that are taking advantage of developments in computer vision technology, namely textile defect detection and quality control, fashion recognition and 3D modeling, and 2D and 3D human body modeling for improving clothing fit. It introduces the fundamentals of computer vision techniques for fashion and textile applications, also reviewing computer vision techniques for textile quality control, including chapters on wavelet transforms, Gibor filters, Fourier transforms, and neural network techniques. Final sections cover recognition, modeling, retrieval technologies and advanced human shape modeling techniques. The book is essential reading for scientists and researchers working in the field of fashion production, quality assurance, product development, textiles, fashion supply chain managers, R&D professionals and managers in the textile industry. Explores computer vision technology with reference to improving budget, quality and schedule control in textile manufacturing Provides a thorough understanding of the role of computer vision in developing intelligent systems for the fashion and textiles industries Elucidates the connections between human body modeling technology and intelligent manufacturing systems

Perfect

Author: Cecelia Ahern
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1250135613
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In Cecelia Ahern's thrilling sequel to Flawed, Celestine must make a choice: save just herself or risk her own life to save all Flawed people. Celestine North lives in a society that demands perfection. After she was branded Flawed by a morality court, Celestine's life has completely fractured--all her freedoms gone. Since Judge Crevan has declared her the number one threat to the public, she has been a ghost, on the run with Carrick--the only person she can trust. But Celestine has a secret--one that could bring the entire Flawed system crumbling to the ground. A secret that has already caused countless people to go missing. Judge Crevan is gaining the upper hand, and time is running out for Celestine. With tensions building, can she prove that to be human in itself is to be Flawed?

Fatal Defect

Author: Ivars Peterson
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9780679740278
Size: 54.17 MB
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An airplane crashes, killing eighty-seven passengers. A cancer patient receives a fatal dose of radiation from a machine designed to be foolproof. The ATMs at a New York bank debit customers twice their actual withdrawals, resulting in a loss of millions of dollars. In every case, the culprit was a computer bug, a software error or design defect that may escape detection until it erupts into the real world with sometimes catastrophic results. This arresting and at times terrifying book tells us just how prevalent these defects are and how they are multiplying as computers become more sophisticated and more deeply embedded in our daily lives. It is also a riveting portrait of the men and women who find and "exterminate" those bugs, whether they occur in pocket calculators or nuclear reactors. Fatal Defect reveals what you should know about the computers in our lives. Read it before you buy a computer, use a cash machine, or book an airplane flight. Then pray that one of its real-life heroes was on the job.