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School for Bandits

By Hannah Shaw
  • ISBN Code: : 0375989072
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Ralph Raccoon looks perfectly normal. But he doesn't act normal at all. He's disturbingly well behaved, clean and tidy, shockingly polite, and he even brushes his teeth! Mr. and Mrs. Raccoon are worried—how will Ralph ever become a great raccoon bandit like Grandpa Cutlass or Uncle Whiskers? It's time Ralph learned some bad manners . . . at Bandit School. Ralph has no chance of winning the "Best Bandit in School" competition—he's not very bandit-like at all. But sometimes good manners can be useful, and Ralph just might surprise everyone--including himself.

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  • Pdf File: multi-armed-bandit-allocation-indices.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In 1989 the first edition of this book set out Gittins' pioneering index solution to the multi-armed bandit problem and his subsequent investigation of a wide of sequential resource allocation and stochastic scheduling problems. Since then there has been a remarkable flowering of new insights, generalizations and applications, to which Glazebrook and Weber have made major contributions. This second edition brings the story up to date. There are new chapters on the achievable region approach to stochastic optimization problems, the construction of performance bounds for suboptimal policies, Whittle's restless bandits, and the use of Lagrangian relaxation in the construction and evaluation of index policies. Some of the many varied proofs of the index theorem are discussed along with the insights that they provide. Many contemporary applications are surveyed, and over 150 new references are included. Over the past 40 years the Gittins index has helped theoreticians and practitioners to address a huge variety of problems within chemometrics, economics, engineering, numerical analysis, operational research, probability, statistics and website design. This new edition will be an important resource for others wishing to use this approach.

The Time Bandit Solution

By Edward G. Brown
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
  • Book Code : 0989915123
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 120
  • Pdf File: the-time-bandit-solution.pdf

Book Short Summary:

You may not realize you are at the mercy of Time Bandits - people who steal your precious time, not with malice or intention, but with crippling effect on your own pursuits. They steal 40-60% of your time. And because your worst Time Bandits are probably your family, colleagues, clients, bosses, and friends, we can't just say no - we would risk offending them, or worse, losing clients or getting fired. Thus, The Time Bandit Solution is a step-by-step lesson on how to recover stolen time you never knew you had. It is designed to teach you the arts and skills for graciously negotiating with the Time Bandits to prevent interruptions from sapping your productivity and satisfaction. The Time Bandit Solution also explains how the damage they cause lingers well beyond the interruption itself, how the stress of interruptions subtracts joy from your most important endeavors, and how to redeploy the time you recover. Do you often think or say, ''I have too much to do, and not enough time to do it''? If so, this book is for you. If you find yourself frustrated by too many interruptions and feel powerless to prevent them, you want to read this book. With The Time Bandit Solution, you will free yourself from the distress of unwanted, unnecessary and unproductive interruptions, and recapture the time to do what you must and what you dream of doing.

Histoires de pirates et de bandits

By Emmanuelle Lepetit,Nathalie Somers,Anne Gravier,Juliette Saumande,Élisabeth Gausseron
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fleurus
  • Book Code : 221511925X
  • Total of Pages : 24
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 957
  • Pdf File: histoires-de-pirates-et-de-bandits.pdf

Book Short Summary:

C'est samedi soir, je choisis mon histoire ! Il s'en passe de drôles de choses chez les pirates ! Embarque à bord d'un bateau pirate et découvre au fil des pages des histoires pleines d'aventures. Pars à la recherche d'un trésor avec Caracole le pirate, et rencontre Patte de Bois, le chat à la patte abîmée. Tu verras aussi Carlo le bandit maladroit qui a déclenché l'alarme de la bijouterie. Découvrez des histoires courtes et largement illustrées pour terminer la semaine en beauté. Idéal pour les 4-8 ans.


By Elmore Leonard
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061828181
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 647
  • Pdf File: bandits.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Almost unbearable suspense. Leonard has produced another winner.” —People A wild ride with “the coolest, hottest writer in America” (Chicago Tribune), Bandits has everything Elmore Leonard fans love: non-stop thrills, unexpected twists and turns, unforgettable characters, and the most razor-sharp dialogue being rapidly exchanged anywhere in the crime fiction genre. Leonard stands tall among the all-time greats (John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain) and towers far above most of the writers currently plying the noir fiction trade. The master who created U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, currently of the hit TV series Justified, is at the top of his game, ensnaring readers in an ingenious plot hatched by a former jewel thief and a radical ex-nun to scam millions from a sadistic Nicaraguan colonel. In fact, the Philadelphia Inquirer says Bandits “may well be his best.” Read it and decide for yourself.

Maid and The Bandits - Vol 2 - Winterautumn_Stories - DarkRose Publisher

By WinterAutumn_Stories
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DarkRose Publisher
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 454
  • Pdf File: maid-and-the-bandits-vol-2-winterautumn-stories-darkrose-publisher.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Kisah tentang Yasmine – sang pelayan yang diculik oleh bandit gunung bersama Putri yang dilayaninya. Berada di tangan para bandit kejam tersebut, Yasmine tak memiliki pilihan melainkan harus menyerah dan melakukan segala sesuatu yang diperintahkan padanya hanya agar bisa bertahan satu hari lebih lama. “Jangan lupa. Tidak ada seorangpun dan tidak apa-apa di sekitar sini yang akan membantumu. Kau tidak akan bertahan walau sehari. Walaupun kami pasti akan menemukanmu sebelum itu. Dan saat itu, aku jamin, kau akan sangat menyesal karena telah mencoba lari.”

Graines de bandits

By Yvon Roy
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rue de Sèvres
  • Book Code : 2810205264
  • Total of Pages : 169
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Members : 966
  • Pdf File: graines-de-bandits.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Nous sommes en Amérique et le calendrier affiche 1973. Par ici, la modernité vient tout juste d’arriver. Pourtant, il suffit de s’éloigner de la ville de quelques centaines de kilomètres pour reculer de plusieurs décennies. Tout est contraste, tout est neuf ou inexploré, tout semble possible. C’est dans ce contexte que deux jeunes parents quittent la ville avec leurs deux fils pour s’installer en campagne dans le but avoué de fuir la modernité. Cependant, rien ne se passe comme prévu et le climat familial se détériore rapidement. La seule option pour les deux frères est de fuir. Fuir chaque jour les violences parentales vers les champs et les bois, pour s’inventer une autre existence. Dans ce petit village perdu, à force d’aventures, de mauvais coups et d’amours d’été, c’est toute la vie qui leur sera révélée.

The Chocolate Book Bandit

By JoAnna Carl
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101621427
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 309
  • Pdf File: the-chocolate-book-bandit.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When it turns out a member of Warner Pier’s library board has been living on borrowed time, Lee is determined to discover who wrote the victim’s final chapter… Running TenHuis Chocolade keeps Lee McKinney Woodyard busy enough, but now she’s been offered two different positions in the town of Warner Pier—one on the tourism committee and another on the library board. To decide between the two, she goes to Warner Pier’s historic library to check out the board’s monthly meeting. As usual, rumors are flying through the small town—this time, they’re about the rugged new library director, Henry “Butch” Cassidy, and the changes he allegedly plans to make. Butch is indeed attractive—but Lee doesn’t get a chance to find out about his proposed changes. A few minutes into the meeting, the discussion is interrupted by the terrified screams of the library clerk. She has discovered the lifeless body of Abigail VanRoostock, a prim and proper retiring member of the board, crumpled in a heap at the bottom of the basement stairs. Suddenly, everyone in attendance, including Lee, is suspected in her murder. And as Lee finds out, they’ve all got something to hide… INCLUDES TASTY CHOCOLATE TRIVIA!