Animal Adaptions for Survival


Author: Elizabeth Rose

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404228177

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 4410

Describes how animals adapt to survive changes in their environment.

Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East

Second Edition


Author: Edmund Burke,Nejde Yaghoubian,David Yaghoubian

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520246614

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 426

View: 9261

Until the 1993 first edition of this book, one thing had been missing in Middle Eastern history—depiction of the lives of ordinary Middle Eastern men and women, peasants, villagers, pastoralists, and urbanites. Now updated and revised, the second edition has added six new portraits of individuals set in the contemporary period. It features twenty-four brief biographies drawn from throughout the Middle East—from Morocco to Afghanistan—in which the reader is provided with vantage points from which to understand modern Middle Eastern history "from the bottom up." Spanning the past 160-plus years and reflecting important transformations, these stories challenge elite-centered accounts of what has occurred in the Middle East and illuminate the previously hidden corners of a largely unrecorded world.

Nepal; Strategy for Survival


Author: Leo E. Rose,University of California, Berkeley. Center for South and Southeast Asia Studies

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520016439

Category: Nepal

Page: 310

View: 1332

Survival Skills of Native California


Author: Paul Douglas Campbell

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9780879059217

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 7710

A comprehensive examination of the wisdom and practical arts of California's native population offers step-by-step instructions for utilizing ancient knowledge, such as tool building, fire-making, hunting, fishing, and much more. Original.

Survival Analysis

A Self-Learning Text


Author: David G. Kleinbaum,Mitchel Klein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387239187

Category: Science

Page: 590

View: 2642

An excellent introduction for all those coming to the subject for the first time.New material has been added to the second edition and the original six chapters have been modified.The previous edition sold 9500 copies world wide since its release in 1996.Based on numerous courses given by the author to students and researchers in the health sciences and is written with such readers in mind. Provides a "user-friendly" layout and includes numerous illustrations and exercises. Written in such a way so as to enable readers learn directly without the assistance of a classroom instructor. Throughout, there is an emphasis on presenting each new topic backed by real examples of a survival analysis investigation, followed up with thorough analyses of real data sets.

Survival Models and Data Analysis


Author: Regina C. Elandt-Johnson,Norman L. Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119011035

Category: Mathematics

Page: 480

View: 4706

Survival analysis deals with the distribution of life times, essentially the times from an initiating event such as birth or the start of a job to some terminal event such as death or pension. This book, originally published in 1980, surveys and analyzes methods that use survival measurements and concepts, and helps readers apply the appropriate method for a given situation. Four broad sections cover introductions to data, univariate survival function, multiple-failure data, and advanced topics.

Survival Analysis Using SAS

A Practical Guide, Second Edition


Author: Paul D. Allison

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 9781599948843

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

View: 9599

Easy to read and comprehensive, Survival Analysis Using SAS: A Practical Guide, Second Edition, by Paul D. Allison, is an accessible, data-based introduction to methods of survival analysis. Researchers who want to analyze survival data with SAS will find just what they need with this fully updated new edition that incorporates the many enhancements in SAS procedures for survival analysis in SAS 9. Although the book assumes only a minimal knowledge of SAS, more experienced users will learn new techniques of data input and manipulation. Numerous examples of SAS code and output make this an eminently practical book, ensuring that even the uninitiated become sophisticated users of survival analysis. The main topics presented include censoring, survival curves, Kaplan-Meier estimation, accelerated failure time models, Cox regression models, and discrete-time analysis. Also included are topics not usually covered in survival analysis books, such as time-dependent covariates, competing risks, and repeated events. Survival Analysis Using SAS: A Practical Guide, Second Edition, has been thoroughly updated for SAS 9, and all figures are presented using ODS Graphics. This new edition also documents major enhancements to the STRATA statement in the LIFETEST procedure; includes a section on the PROBPLOT command, which offers graphical methods to evaluate the fit of each parametric regression model; introduces the new BAYES statement for both parametric and Cox models, which allows the user to do a Bayesian analysis using MCMC methods; demonstrates the use of the counting process syntax as an alternative method for handling time-dependent covariates; contains a section on cumulative incidence functions; and describes the use of the new GLIMMIX procedure to estimate random-effects models for discrete-time data. This book is part of the SAS Press program.

Survival Analysis: State of the Art


Author: John P. Klein,Prem Goel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792316343

Category: Mathematics

Page: 451

View: 5953

Survival analysis is a highly active area of research with applications spanning the physical, engineering, biological, and social sciences. In addition to statisticians and biostatisticians, researchers in this area include epidemiologists, reliability engineers, demographers and economists. The economists survival analysis by the name of duration analysis and the analysis of transition data. We attempted to bring together leading researchers, with a common interest in developing methodology in survival analysis, at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop. The research works collected in this volume are based on the presentations at the Workshop. Analysis of survival experiments is complicated by issues of censoring, where only partial observation of an individual's life length is available and left truncation, where individuals enter the study group if their life lengths exceed a given threshold time. Application of the theory of counting processes to survival analysis, as developed by the Scandinavian School, has allowed for substantial advances in the procedures for analyzing such experiments. The increased use of computer intensive solutions to inference problems in survival analysis~ in both the classical and Bayesian settings, is also evident throughout the volume. Several areas of research have received special attention in the volume.

Survival Vocabulary


Author: Gertrude Wedler

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 9780825128431

Category: Education

Page: 147

View: 6995

Motivates students to master 200 essential vocabulary words Uses 11 different learning approaches to appeal to varied learning styles Makes vocabulary development an activity process Contains vocabulary that reflets current issues and lifestyles