Description : This first book in Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy is the novel the inspired the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet. This dystopian series set in a futuristic Chicago has captured the hearts of millions of teen and adult readers. Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games and Maze Runner series, Divergent and its sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant, are the gripping story of a dystopian world transformed by courage, self-sacrifice, and love. Fans of the Divergent movie will find the book packed with just as much emotional depth and exhilarating action as the film, all told in beautiful, rich language. One choice can transform you. Beatrice Prior's society is divided into five factions—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice must choose between staying with her Abnegation family and transferring factions. Her choice will shock her community and herself. But the newly christened Tris also has a secret, one she's determined to keep hidden, because in this world, what makes you different makes you dangerous. And don't miss The Fates Divide, Veronica Roth's powerful sequel to the bestselling Carve the Mark!
Description : During the last 25 years, life expectancy at age 50 in the United States has been rising, but at a slower pace than in many other high-income countries, such as Japan and Australia. This difference is particularly notable given that the United States spends more on health care than any other nation. Concerned about this divergence, the National Institute on Aging asked the National Research Council to examine evidence on its possible causes. According to Explaining Divergent Levels of Longevity in High-Income Countries, the nation's history of heavy smoking is a major reason why lifespans in the United States fall short of those in many other high-income nations. Evidence suggests that current obesity levels play a substantial part as well. The book reports that lack of universal access to health care in the U.S. also has increased mortality and reduced life expectancy, though this is a less significant factor for those over age 65 because of Medicare access. For the main causes of death at older ages -- cancer and cardiovascular disease -- available indicators do not suggest that the U.S. health care system is failing to prevent deaths that would be averted elsewhere. In fact, cancer detection and survival appear to be better in the U.S. than in most other high-income nations, and survival rates following a heart attack also are favorable. Explaining Divergent Levels of Longevity in High-Income Countries identifies many gaps in research. For instance, while lung cancer deaths are a reliable marker of the damage from smoking, no clear-cut marker exists for obesity, physical inactivity, social integration, or other risks considered in this book. Moreover, evaluation of these risk factors is based on observational studies, which -- unlike randomized controlled trials -- are subject to many biases.
Description : The Present Book Sure Success In Convergence Covers Extensively All The Elementary Principles And Fundamental Concepts Of Convergence And Divergence Of Infinite Series As Well As Infinite Products. It Is Primarily Designed As A Textbook For The Benefit Of Students Of B.Sc. And B.A. It Aims At Providing A Systematic, Logical And Interesting Approach To The Subject So That Even A Student With Average Mathematical Skill May Easily Understand It. The Style Of The Book Is Simple And Lucid. Sufficient Number Of Well-Graded Solved Examples Have Been Provided At The End Of Each Chapter For Easy Grasp Of The Subject. Besides Acquainting The Students With The Type Of Questions Usually Set At University And Competitive Examinations, These Examples Facilitate Quick Revision For Examination Purposes.It Is Hoped That A Thorough Study Of This Book Will Bring Brilliant Success To The Students Of Mathematics. Even Teachers Of This Subject Would Find It Equally Useful In Elucidating The Concepts For The Students.
Description : C Language Is The Popular Tool Used To Write Programs For Numerical Methods. Because Of The Importance Of Numerical Methods In Scientific Industrial And Social Research.C Language And Numerical Methods Is Taught Almost In All Graduate And Postgraduate Programs Of Engineering As Well As Science. In This Book, The Structures Of C Language Which Are Essential To Develop Numerical Methods Programs Are First Introduced In Chapters 1 To 7. These Concepts Are Explained With Appropriate Examples In A Simple Style. The Rest Of The Book Is Devoted For Numerical Methods. In Each Of The Topic On Numerical Methods, The Subject Is Presented In Four Steps, Namely, Theory, Numerical Examples And Solved Problems, Algorithms And Complete C Program With Computer Output Sheets. In Each Of These Chapters, A Number Of Solved Problems And Review Questions Are Given As A Drill Work On The Subject. In Appendix The Answers To Some Of The Review Questions Are Given.
Description : The first book in the acclaimed and award-winning New York Times bestselling trilogy. The Girl of Fire and Thorns is a remarkable novel full of adventure, sorcery, heartbreak, and power. "I stayed up until two a.m. reading this last night. Intense, unique. . . . Definitely recommended."—Veronica Roth, author of the best-selling Divergent series Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness. Elisa is the chosen one. But she is also the younger of two princesses. The one who has never done anything remarkable, and can't see how she ever will. Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs her to be the chosen one, not a failure of a princess. And he's not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies, seething with dark magic, are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people's savior. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake. Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn't die young. Most of the chosen do. "A page-turner with broad appeal."—Publishers Weekly
Description : The Book Is Intended To Serve As A Text In Analysis By The Honours And Post-Graduate Students Of The Various Universities. Professional Or Those Preparing For Competitive Examinations Will Also Find This Book Useful.The Book Discusses The Theory From Its Very Beginning. The Foundations Have Been Laid Very Carefully And The Treatment Is Rigorous And On Modem Lines. It Opens With A Brief Outline Of The Essential Properties Of Rational Numbers And Using Dedekinds Cut, The Properties Of Real Numbers Are Established. This Foundation Supports The Subsequent Chapters: Topological Frame Work Real Sequences And Series, Continuity Differentiation, Functions Of Several Variables, Elementary And Implicit Functions, Riemann And Riemann-Stieltjes Integrals, Lebesgue Integrals, Surface, Double And Triple Integrals Are Discussed In Detail. Uniform Convergence, Power Series, Fourier Series, Improper Integrals Have Been Presented In As Simple And Lucid Manner As Possible And Fairly Large Number Solved Examples To Illustrate Various Types Have Been Introduced.As Per Need, In The Present Set Up, A Chapter On Metric Spaces Discussing Completeness, Compactness And Connectedness Of The Spaces Has Been Added. Finally Two Appendices Discussing Beta-Gamma Functions, And Cantors Theory Of Real Numbers Add Glory To The Contents Of The Book.
Description : The finale to the dystopian fantasy trilogy James Dashner called "fantastic" has a daring escape from pirates, life-or-death rescue missions, and a heartbreaking romance. Thom and his fellow colonists are in danger of paying the ultimate price to secure their homeland in this last book of the Elemental trilogy. After the shocking discovery that his mother is still alive and on Roanoke, Thom is determined to return to that island. However, the island is still under pirate control, and a mysterious boy in possession of a dangerous element appears. With the help of an unlikely ally and the newly discovered ability to combine elements, Thom must summon the full extent of his power to end this battle for their home once and for all. Packed with adventure, mystery, and romance, the gripping conclusion to the series that began with Elemental and Firenbrand is perfect for fans of Ship Breaker and Divergent.