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Lassoing the Sun

Lassoing the Sun
  • Author : Mark Woods
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 14 June 2016
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"In this remarkable journey, Mark Woods captures the essence of our National Parks: their serenity and majesty, complexity and vitality--and their power to heal." --Ken Burns Many childhood summers, Mark Woods piled into a station wagon with his parents and two sisters and headed to America's national parks. Mark’s most vivid childhood memories are set against a backdrop of mountains, woods, and fireflies in places like Redwood, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon national parks. On the eve of turning fifty

Lasso the Sun

Lasso the Sun
  • Author : Michael Dollinger
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 28 February 2005
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This is the emotional story of a young man's search for paradise at the turn of the century. He travels with his family from Eastern Europe to South America, then to Hawaii, and finally to a permanent home in San Francisco. Tragic events, caused by both man and nature, alter the path of his journey; and in the aftermath his life is forever changed.

Let's Lasso the Sun

Let's Lasso the Sun
  • Author : Inaya Durrani
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 24 November 2019
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Written and illustrated by a 7-year-old, this book is a true story of Arfa Abdul Karim Randhawa, a Pakistani computer prodigy who in 2004 at the age of nine, became the world's youngest Microsoft Certified Professional. This not only surprised her family, the management of the institute but also bewildered the Microsoft team. Bill Gates was so impressed by her that he invited her to the company's US headquarters. She has multiple awards and achievements that are discussed in this book.

While The Sun Is Above Us

While The Sun Is Above Us
  • Author : Melanie Schnell
  • Publisher : Freehand Books
  • Release : 01 April 2012
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It is too difficult to release this war from our blood, when it long ago shaped who we are, how we live, how we move, how we breathe. Blood has filled this earth up; it has made God angry. We must be forgiven or nothing will change. While The Sun Is Above Us takes readers deep into the extraordinary world of Sudan through the intertwined narratives of two women. In the midst of a bloody civil war, Adut is brutally

Before They're Gone

Before They're Gone
  • Author : Michael Lanza
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release : 03 April 2012
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A lifelong backpacker, Michael Lanza knows our national parks like the back of his hand. As a father of two, he hopes to share these special places with his kids. But he has seen firsthand the changes wrought by global warming and understands what lies ahead: melting glaciers, disappearing species, and inundated coastlines. To Lanza, it feels like the house he grew up in is being looted. Painfully aware of the ecological--and spiritual--calamity that global warming will bring to our

Into the Sun

Into the Sun
  • Author : Deni Ellis Béchard
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release : 24 September 2016
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Kabul — 10 years after 9/11: When a car bomb explodes in a crowded part of the city, a Japanese-American journalist is shocked to discover that the vehicle’s passengers were acquaintances — three fellow ex-pats who had formed an unlikely love triangle. Alexandra was a Canadian human rights lawyer for imprisoned Afghan women. Justin was a born-again Christian from Louisiana who taught at a local school. Clay was an ex-soldier who worked as a private contractor. The car’s driver, Idris, one of

Lasso the Wind

Lasso the Wind
  • Author : George Elliott Clarke
  • Publisher : Nimbus Pub Limited
  • Release : 15 March 2014
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Offers a collection of poems on nature, imprisonment, and the joys and sorrows of growing up.

Statistical Learning with Sparsity

Statistical Learning with Sparsity
  • Author : Trevor Hastie,Robert Tibshirani,Martin Wainwright
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 07 May 2015
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Discover New Methods for Dealing with High-Dimensional Data A sparse statistical model has only a small number of nonzero parameters or weights; therefore, it is much easier to estimate and interpret than a dense model. Statistical Learning with Sparsity: The Lasso and Generalizations presents methods that exploit sparsity to help recover the underlying signal in a set of data. Top experts in this rapidly evolving field, the authors describe the lasso for linear regression and a simple coordinate descent algorithm

The Chaos of Longing

The Chaos of Longing
  • Author : K.Y. Robinson
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release : 26 September 2017
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Organized in four sections – Inception, Longing, Chaos, and Epiphany – K.Y. Robinson's debut poetry collection explores what it is to want in spite of trauma, shame, injustice, and mental illness. It is one survivor's powerful testimony, and a love letter "to those who lie awake burning."

Teófila's Guide to Saving the Sun

Teófila's Guide to Saving the Sun
  • Author : Cynthia A Rodriguez
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 18 July 2019
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We're all saving somebody.Since the day she met Elijah, Teófila's been the one being saved. The girl whose darkest shadows live inside her head and the boy who hides his own with a smile and a song.But after a terrifying encounter precedes his skyrocket to fame and fortune, the tables turn.And while attempting to forget his close call with another life-another end-he loses his way back to her.Now, years later, it's Teófila's turn to

America's National Parks

America's National Parks
  • Author : Lonely Planet Kids,Alexa Ward
  • Publisher : Lonely Planet
  • Release : 01 March 2019
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Explore America's 60 amazing national parks! From Acadia's seaside cliffs and coves to Zion's enchanting red valleys, you'll discover wolf-howling, water-rushing, lava-exploding, heart-racing destinations. Find out each park's secrets and surprises, plus their best sights, activities and animals to spot.

How Maui Slowed the Sun

How Maui Slowed the Sun
  • Author : Suelyn Ching Tune
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 01 September 1988
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Recounts how Maui uses his magical powers to slow the path of the sun across the sky, thus allowing crops more time to grow, fishermen more time to fish, and children more time to play.

Leave Only Footprints

Leave Only Footprints
  • Author : Conor Knighton
  • Publisher : Crown Publishing Group (NY)
  • Release : 26 January 2021
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"The Emmy-winning CBS Sunday Morning correspondent chronicles his year traveling to every one of our national parks, discovering the most beautiful places and most interesting people that America has to offer"--

Lasso the Wind

Lasso the Wind
  • Author : Timothy Egan
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 23 September 2009
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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Winner of the Mountains and Plains Book Seller's Association Award "Sprawling in scope. . . . Mr. Egan uses the past powerfully to explain and give dimension to the present." --The New York Times "Fine reportage . . . honed and polished until it reads more like literature than journalism." --Los Angeles Times "They have tried to tame it, shave it, fence it, cut it, dam it, drain it, nuke it, poison it, pave it, and subdivide

Roaming America

Roaming America
  • Author : Renee Hahnel,Matthew Hahnel
  • Publisher : Lannoo Meulenhoff - Belgium
  • Release : 05 April 2019
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Renee & Matthew Hahnel, two professional travel photographers, embarked on the adventure of a lifetime ... a seven month journey to every national park in America. Over the course of this epic road trip, they traveled through 39 states, two US territories, drove over 25,000 miles, took 26 flights, and hiked hundreds of miles across some of the most dramatic landscapes on the planet. Roaming America tells their story through breathtaking imagery and musings from the road that will set your wanderlust into overdrive. The