Measuring the World

Download or Read eBook Measuring the World PDF written by Daniel Kehlmann and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2009-03-12 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Measuring the World

Book Synopsis Measuring the World by : Daniel Kehlmann

Measuring the World marks the debut of a glorious new talent on the international scene. Young Austrian writer Daniel Kehlmann’s brilliant comic novel revolves around the meeting of two colossal geniuses of the Enlightenment. Late in the eighteenth century, two young Germans set out to measure the world. One of them, the aristocratic naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, negotiates jungles, voyages down the Orinoco River, tastes poisons, climbs the highest mountain known to man, counts head lice, and explores and measures every cave and hill he comes across. The other, the reclusive and barely socialized mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss, can prove that space is curved without leaving his home. Terrifyingly famous and wildly eccentric, these two polar opposites finally meet in Berlin in 1828, and are immediately embroiled in the turmoil of the post-Napolean world.

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  • Publisher – Vintage
  • Total Pages – 274
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780307496751
  • ISBN-13 – 0307496759

Measuring the Digital World

Download or Read eBook Measuring the Digital World PDF written by Gary Angel and published by FT Press. This book was released on 2015-11-20 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Measuring the Digital World

Book Synopsis Measuring the Digital World by : Gary Angel

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. The definitive guide to next generation digital measurement; Indispensable insight for building high-value digital experiences! Helps you capture the knowledge you need to deliver deep personalization at scale Reflects today’s latest insights into digital behavior and consumer psychology For every digital marketer, analyst, and executive who wants to improve performance To win at digital, you must capture the right data, quickly transform it into the right knowledge,and use them both to deliver deep personalization at scale. Conventional digital metrics simply aren’t up to the task. Now, Gary Angel shows how to reinvent digital measurement so it delivers all you need to create richer, more compelling digital experiences. Angel shows how to transform “raw facts” about digital behavior into meaningful knowledge about your visitors... what they were trying to accomplish...how well you helped them... how you can personalize and optimize their digital experiences from now on... how you can use measurement to provide deep personalization at scale.

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  • Publisher – FT Press
  • Total Pages – 322
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780134195131
  • ISBN-13 – 0134195132

Measuring the New World

Download or Read eBook Measuring the New World PDF written by Neil Safier and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2008-11-15 with total page 406 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Measuring the New World

Book Synopsis Measuring the New World by : Neil Safier

Prior to 1735, South America was terra incognita to many Europeans. But that year, the Paris Academy of Sciences sent a mission to the Spanish American province of Quito (in present-day Ecuador) to study the curvature of the earth at the Equator. Equipped with quadrants and telescopes, the mission’s participants referred to the transfer of scientific knowledge from Europe to the Andes as a “sacred fire” passing mysteriously through European astronomical instruments to observers in South America.By taking an innovative interdisciplinary look at the traces of this expedition, Measuring the New World examines the transatlantic flow of knowledge from West to East. Through ephemeral monuments and geographical maps, this book explores how the social and cultural worlds of South America contributed to the production of European scientific knowledge during the Enlightenment. Neil Safier uses the notebooks of traveling philosophers, as well as specimens from the expedition, to place this particular scientific endeavor in the larger context of early modern print culture and the emerging intellectual category of scientist as author.

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  • Publisher – University of Chicago Press
  • Total Pages – 406
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780226733562
  • ISBN-13 – 0226733564

Measuring Poverty Around the World

Download or Read eBook Measuring Poverty Around the World PDF written by Anthony B. Atkinson and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2019-06-18 with total page 460 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Measuring Poverty Around the World

Book Synopsis Measuring Poverty Around the World by : Anthony B. Atkinson

The final book from a towering pioneer in the study of poverty and inequality—a critically important examination of poverty around the world In this, his final book, economist Anthony Atkinson, one of the world’s great social scientists and a pioneer in the study of poverty and inequality, offers an inspiring analysis of a central question: What is poverty and how much of it is there around the globe? The persistence of poverty—in rich and poor countries alike—is one of the most serious problems facing humanity. Better measurement of poverty is essential for raising awareness, motivating action, designing good policy, gauging progress, and holding political leaders accountable for meeting targets. To help make this possible, Atkinson provides a critically important examination of how poverty is—and should be—measured. Bringing together evidence about the nature and extent of poverty across the world and including case studies of sixty countries, Atkinson addresses both financial poverty and other indicators of deprivation. He starts from first principles about the meaning of poverty, translates these into concrete measures, and analyzes the data to which the measures can be applied. Crucially, he integrates international organizations’ measurements of poverty with countries’ own national analyses. Atkinson died before he was able to complete the book, but at his request it was edited for publication by two of his colleagues, John Micklewright and Andrea Brandolini. In addition, François Bourguignon and Nicholas Stern provide afterwords that address key issues from the unfinished chapters: how poverty relates to growth, inequality, and climate change. The result is an essential contribution to efforts to alleviate poverty around the world.

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  • Publisher – Princeton University Press
  • Total Pages – 460
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780691191225
  • ISBN-13 – 0691191220

Measuring the Earth

Download or Read eBook Measuring the Earth PDF written by Mary Gow and published by Enslow Publishing, LLC. This book was released on 2009-07-01 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Measuring the Earth

Book Synopsis Measuring the Earth by : Mary Gow

"A biography of ancient Greek mathematician Eratosthenes, who used geometry to calculate the circumference of the earth. He is also known as the Father of Geography"--Provided by publisher.

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  • Publisher – Enslow Publishing, LLC
  • Total Pages – 136
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  • ISBN-10 – 0766031209
  • ISBN-13 – 9780766031203