Bayesian Evolutionary Analysis with BEAST

Author: Alexei J. Drummond,Remco R. Bouckaert
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316298345
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 9831
What are the models used in phylogenetic analysis and what exactly is involved in Bayesian evolutionary analysis using Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods? How can you choose and apply these models, which parameterisations and priors make sense, and how can you diagnose Bayesian MCMC when things go wrong? These are just a few of the questions answered in this comprehensive overview of Bayesian approaches to phylogenetics. This practical guide: • Addresses the theoretical aspects of the field • Advises on how to prepare and perform phylogenetic analysis • Helps with interpreting analyses and visualisation of phylogenies • Describes the software architecture • Helps developing BEAST 2.2 extensions to allow these models to be extended further. With an accompanying website providing example files and tutorials (, this one-stop reference to applying the latest phylogenetic models in BEAST 2 will provide essential guidance for all users – from those using phylogenetic tools, to computational biologists and Bayesian statisticians.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Author: J. K. Rowling
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
ISBN: 9781408880715
Category: Animals, Mythical
Page: 98
View: 3923
Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic!A brand new edition of this essential companion to the Harry Potter stories, with a new foreword from J.K. Rowling, an irresistible new jacket by Jonny Duddle, illustrations by Tomislav Tomic and six new beasts!An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the Wizarding World. In this comprehensively updated edition, eagle-eyed readers will spot a number of new beasts and an intriguing new author's note. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance. Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books - the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail ... Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur Magizoologist. Dip in to discover the curious habits of magical beasts across five continents .'No wizarding household is complete without a copy' - Albus Dumbledore


Author: Ally Kennen
Publisher: Marion Lloyd Books
ISBN: 9781407139418
Category: Foster children
Page: 256
View: 2581
In the depths of a reservoir lives a monstrous creature, unknown to anyone except the teenage boy who feeds it. Six years ago it was a baby. Now it's grown, and its rusting cage can't hold it much longer... the Beast is Stephen's biggest secret. His life in foster care is getting worse, and he's in trouble with the police. All the odds are against him, but his efforts to free himself of the Beast make him a hero that readers will never forget.

The Beast

Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail
Author: Oscar Enrique Martínez
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1781681325
Category: Social Science
Page: 267
View: 608
Presents the author's experiences during the two years he traveled the migrant trail from Central America to the United States.

Walking Through the Beast

Author: Brenda J. Gray
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434996530
Category: Self-Help
Page: 316
View: 2677

Flesh for the Beast

Author: Rick Spears
Publisher: Media Blasters
ISBN: 9781586555566
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 132
View: 4551
A notorious occultist named Alfred Fischer conjures up a brothel full of ravenous demons in a bizarre ritual. Taking the form of beautiful women, the beasts demand a steady diet of fresh prey that only a human servant can provide. A team of parapsychologists uncover demons and zombies at his abandoned mansion.

Beauty and the Beast

Author: Jan Brett
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395557020
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 6018
Through her great capacity to love, a kind and beautiful maid releases a handsome prince from the spell which has made him an ugly beast.

Being a Beast

Adventures Across the Species Divide
Author: Charles Foster
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1627796339
Category: Nature
Page: 256
View: 9429
A passionate naturalist explores what it’s really like to be an animal—by living like them How can we ever be sure that we really know the other? To test the limits of our ability to inhabit lives that are not our own, Charles Foster set out to know the ultimate other: the non-humans, the beasts. And to do that, he tried to be like them, choosing a badger, an otter, a fox, a deer, and a swift. He lived alongside badgers for weeks, sleeping in a sett in a Welsh hillside and eating earthworms, learning to sense the landscape through his nose rather than his eyes. He caught fish in his teeth while swimming like an otter; rooted through London garbage cans as an urban fox; was hunted by bloodhounds as a red deer, nearly dying in the snow. And he followed the swifts on their migration route over the Strait of Gibraltar, discovering himself to be strangely connected to the birds. A lyrical, intimate, and completely radical look at the life of animals—human and other—Being a Beast mingles neuroscience and psychology, nature writing and memoir to cross the boundaries separating the species. It is an extraordinary journey full of thrills and surprises, humor and joy. And, ultimately, it is an inquiry into the human experience in our world, carried out by exploring the full range of the life around us.


A Fever Dream in Six Scenes
Author: Michael Weller
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 9780822223498
Category: Drama
Page: 52
View: 7216
THE STORY: Two American war veterans, mutilated in a firefight in Iraq, find their way home from a military hospital in Germany in a harrowing and hilarious road trip that includes an illegal arms dealer, an Asian pimp, prostitutes with special ski

F.A.D.N.A. Mark of the Beast

Author: J. B. Thomas
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1594671036
Category: Religion
Page: 236
View: 2123

Beauty and the Beast

Author: William Glennon
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
ISBN: 9780871290533
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 57
View: 2833


Author: Donna Jo Napoli
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689835892
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 260
View: 7089
Now in mass-market paperback-- the] elegantly sensual retelling of Beauty and the Beast, told from the Beast's point of view.--School Library Journal, starred review.

Beauty and the Beast

Author: Stella Wallace
Publisher: Baker's Plays
ISBN: 9780874400410
Page: 56
View: 9946

Song of the Beast

Author: Carol Berg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110150031X
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 2749
The winner of the Colorado Book Award is "a fantasy I didn't want to put down" (SF Revu) Brutal imprisonment has broken Aidan McAllister. His music is destroyed, and with it the visions he once gave a kingdom ravaged by dragon war. Now, he risks his hard-bought freedom to uncover the truth behind his incarceration-and to meet his enemy face-to-face...

The Beast

Author: Alice Bartels,Gilles Tibo
Publisher: [Willowdale, Ont.] : Annick Press
ISBN: 9781550371017
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 29
View: 2258
On her way home one cold winter night, a young girl falls off a sled and is rescued by a large, furry white beast who lives in an ice cave with an old woman.

Who Is the Beast?

Author: Keith Baker
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152001223
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 4016
Into English ESL Library Grade 2/Level C title

Nature of the Beast

Author: Michael L. Romansky
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1609116526
Category: Fiction
Page: 310
View: 540
In 1962 a strike force of elite special agents for a clandestine group is sent to unearth and recover four powerful artifacts from a temple buried in the Middle Eastern desert. The artifacts are recovered, but only the three mission leaders survive, making off with two of the artifacts. In 1976, the surviving junior member of the desert mission is now an agent on a special assignment: he is to abduct, artificially inseminate, and release Angela Trelaine, the wife of billionaire industrialist Reginald Trelaine. His mission is a success. The next year, Angela dies in childbirth as she delivers twins, Jack and Sarah Trelaine. Her husband, Reginald, blames his wife's death on the infant Jack but vows to wait until the boy is older to take revenge. It is now 2004 and when a convenience store clerk is attacked and sexually assaulted by a group of gangbangers, the rape is cut short by a man wearing black leather and Kevlar that covers everything but the red goggles over his eyes. He tears the gangbangers apart with his bare hands before hurling a titanium hammer through the skull of the last attacker. This starts a chain of events that bathes the Indianapolis streets in blood.Now a grown Jack must strive to save those closest to him while struggling to uncover the Nature of the Beast. About the Author: First-time novelist Michael L. Romansky resides with his family in Indianapolis. He has three books in the works including the sequel. Publisher's website: http: //

Mark of the Beast

Author: Adolphus A. Anekwe
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1466804254
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 8758
Mark of the Beast: A searing medical thriller by Adolphus A. Anekwe, a renowned doctor, about the ramifications of isolating a gene that causes violent behavior Dr. Regina Dickerson is a Catholic physician in San Diego who has discovered that there is a certain genetic marker that indicates the carrier is prone to psychotic violence. Working on blood from prison inmates, her theory begins to prove itself time and again with violent offenders. The variety of crimes is diverse: one couple murders their children for organ money, another man kidnaps young girls to seduce and kill them, yet another has a penchant for cyanide. As Dickerson's work begins to show results and catches the attention of the media, people begin to fear that witch hunts and Spanish Inquisition–style mayhem will result if forcible testing is carried out. Meanwhile, a race begins to find a cure. With science and religion at odds, Dickerson must find her own answers while trying to escape those who want to put an end to her inflammatory research. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Nature of the Beast

Author: Milton Sanford Mayer
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9780870231766
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 364
View: 5591

Beauty and the Beast

Author: Cynthia Rylant
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1484750012
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 7695
Beauty asks for little, finding joy in simple things and the company of her father. The Beast, shut away from the world in his great stone castle, knows only loneliness. Brought together by a stolen rose, each finds that love may call for sacrifice, but true love can bloom in even the darkest places. Newbery medalist Cynthia Rylant tells a classic tale of bravery and transformation with stunning, lyrical prose, accompanied by Meg Park's soft yet vibrant illustration