Target Rich Environment

Author: Larry Correia
Publisher: Baen
ISBN: 9781481483445
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Hard-hitting Stories from the Creator of Monster Hunter International. The first short story collection from nationally best-selling author Larry Correia. Larry Correia, the New York Times best-selling author of the wildly popular Monster Hunter International and Grimnoir Chronicles series of no-holds-barred urban fantasy and the Dead Six trilogy of military adventure novels, now sets his sights on the short story form. Together for the first time, fourteen action-packed tales of demons, monster, vampires, and cosmic horrors too terrible to name—and the men and women who take them all down. Oh, and toss in an interdimensional insurance salesman for good measure. You’ll also find: An elven princess from the pages of Monster Hunter International on a mission to redeem her people. A samurai pirate with a blood vendetta against an extremely large sea beast. And a magic-wielding P.I. who walks the mean streets of Detroit. Journey back to the origins of Monster Hunter International in “Bubba Shackleford’s Professional Monster Hunters.” Uncover the origin of one of Dead Six’s central characters in “Sweothi City.” And celebrate the holidays with the Grimnoir Chronicle’s own Jake Sullivan in “Detroit Christmas.” Discover why it always pays to hire the very best when it comes to fighting a war when Correia takes on David Drake’s genre-defining Hammer’s Slammers series. And find out just how much damage a vampire can do when he was a Green Beret before he became one of the undead as Correia tackles Jonathan Maberry’s V Wars universe. Includes three stories never before in print! “Murder on the Orient Elite” and “The Adventures of Tom Strange, Interdimensional Insurance Salesman” have previously only been available in audio format (narrated by Adam Baldwin of Firefly fame). And “Blood on the Water” makes its first appearance. About Larry Correia and the Monster Hunter International series: “[E]verything I like in fantasy: intense action scenes, evil in horrifying array, good struggling against the darkness, and most of all people—gorgeously flawed human beings faced with horrible moral choices that force them to question and change and grow.”—Jim Butcher on Son of the Black Sword “[A] no-holds-barred all-out page turner that is part science fiction, part horror, and an absolute blast to read.”—Bookreporter.com “If you love monsters and action, you’ll love this book. If you love guns, you’ll love this book. If you love fantasy, and especially horror fantasy, you’ll love this book.”—Knotclan.com “A gun person who likes science fiction—or, heck, anyone who likes science fiction—will enjoy [these books] . . . The plotting is excellent, and Correia makes you care about the characters . . . I read both books without putting them down except for work . . . so whaddaya waitin’ for? Go and buy some . . . for yourself and for stocking stuffers.”—Massad Ayoob “This lighthearted, testosterone-soaked sequel to 2009's Monster Hunter International will delight fans of action horror with elaborate weaponry, hand-to-hand combat, disgusting monsters, and an endless stream of blood and body parts.”—Publishers Weekly on Monster Hunter Vendetta

A Target Rich Environment

Author: Timothy Daniels
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1612043135
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U.S. Customs Special Agent Jimmy Maxwell has narcotics smuggler/trafficker Angel Garcia in his crosshairs. It is the late 1990's and being on the perilous front lines of the War on Drugs is not for the faint of heart. Angel Garcia is just one step away from an arrest, but the overload of drug-related smuggling cases flooding the Ports of Entry in the San Diego area is hampering Jimmy Maxwell's investigation. To top it all, Jimmy's home life is rapidly deteriorating. Jimmy thought that Angel's ex-wife might be able to help in his investigation, but when their unexpected attraction turns into something more, it puts his rocky marriage on a collision course with his professional life. As the pressures of job and personal life reach boiling points, Jimmy finds that he is being forced to make choices that threaten to overwhelm his understanding of right and wrong. ABOUT THE AUTHOR-Timothy L. Daniels has nearly 22 years of experience as a Special Agent/Criminal Investigator with Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the San Diego area. He currently supervises a group of Special Agents in border narcotics investigations. A Target Rich Environment is his first novel. http: //sbpra.com/TimothyDaniels

Love Smart

Author: Phil McGraw
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439134871
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In Love Smart: Find the One You Want -- Fix the One You Got, bestselling author Dr. Phil tells people who are dissatisfied with their love lives to stop making excuses and start taking action. You deserve a committed relationship, and it is within your control to have the one you want. First, though, you need to determine what you want in a partner, plot your course, and get out there and create velocity in your pursuit of a loving connection. In this book you'll learn to: Present the real you in the most flattering light. You have to stop being your own best kept secret. Peek behind the male curtain. Dr. Phil tells you things about men that they don't necessarily want you to know. How good is your Guy-Q? Master the right moves. Don't fade into the wallpaper; get noticed and get involved. If you are already coupled up then learn how to grow and nurture what you have built. Bag 'em, tag 'em and take 'em home. Learn how to negotiate the relationship you desire and then close the deal. Get out of your relationship rut. The daily grind, money problems, work, etc., can take their toll on your relationship. Dr. Phil shows you how to assess the state of your union and take your relationship to a deeper level. There are no exceptions: There is somebody for everybody, and everybody deserves a relationship filled with love and excitement. Love Smart: Find the One You Want -- Fix the One You Got offers you the plan to find not just any relationship but the committed, loving, joy-filled relationship you've been waiting for. Contact Dr. Phil at www.drphil.com

The Parliament of Man

Author: Paul Kennedy
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307387608
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The Parliament of Man is the first definitive history of the United Nations, from one of America's greatest living historians.Distinguished scholar Paul Kennedy, author of the bestselling The Rise and Fall of Great Powers, gives us a thorough and timely account that explains the UN's roots and functions while also casting an objective eye on its effectiveness and its prospects for success in meeting the challenges that lie ahead. Kennedy shows the UN for what it is: fallible, human-based, often dependent on the whims of powerful national governments or the foibles of individual administrators—yet also utterly indispensable. With his insightful grasp of six decades of global history, Kennedy convincingly argues that "it is difficult to imagine how much more riven and ruinous our world of six billion people would be if there had been no UN." From the Trade Paperback edition.

America s Army and the Language of Grunts

Author: E. Kelly Taylor
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781452042435
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a powerful sketch of America's Soldiers depicted in their unique lingo legacy a fascinating array of cultural jargon based on a proud history and known as the language of Grunts compelling leadership lessons built on a legacy fashioned by Warriors, celebrated by Veterans, shared with families, and intriguing to citizens Americans share the pride of ownership -all contributing to the rich cultural lingo of our Nation's Army a timely insight into America's Army and her Citizen Soldiers, viewed through a proud legacy of lingo steeped in tradition and filled with contemporary influences the old, and the new

Exemplary Performance

Author: Paul H. Elliott
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118204204
Format: PDF, Mobi
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When a company brings back the 'lessons learned' from a benchmarking experience, it is often difficult or impossible for the company to take what it has learned and implement these insights within its own culture. This book offers a more productive alternative to these benchmarking exercises. HR, OD, business leaders and their organizations will discover a proven methodology for building an ever-expanding pool of higher performing individuals and teams. The book clearly demonstrates how star performers are identified, what organizations need to do to capture the high performance attributes of these employees, and finally how to disseminate this valuable information so that other individual performers and teams can use it to boost their own performance.

Canine Olfaction Science and Law

Author: Tadeusz Jezierski
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482260271
Format: PDF
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The value of the canine nose is well-documented, and working dogs are being utilized for their olfactory skills in an increasing number of fields. Not only are dogs used by police, security, and the military, but they are also now used in forensic science, in medical detection of disease, in calculating population trends of endangered species and eradicating invasive species in protected environments, and in identifying infestations and chemical contaminants. Edited and contributed to by eminent scholars, Canine Olfaction Science and Law: Advances in Forensic Science, Medicine, Conservation, and Environmental Remediation takes a systematic scientific approach to canine olfaction. It includes work from scientists working in pure and applied disciplines, trainers and handlers who have trained and deployed detection dogs, and lawyers who have evaluated evidence produced with the aid of detection and scent identification dogs. The book is divided into six sections covering The anatomy, genetics, neurology, and evolution of canine olfaction as well as diseases affecting it The chemistry and aerodynamics of odors Behavior, learning, and training Uses of canine olfaction in forensics and law Uses in conservation and remediation Uses in detection of diseases and medical conditions The various contributors describe cutting edge research, some conclusions of which are the subject of vigorous debates between various laboratories and researchers. The editors have added cross-references so that readers can consider the different perspectives that are currently being advanced and understand where consensus is being built and where more research needs to be done. A useful practical reference, Canine Olfaction Science and Law provides a wealth of information beneficial to a wide range of disciplines. It aids trainers and handlers of detection dogs as well as various professionals in healthcare, law enforcement, forensic science, and environmental conservation to gain a better understanding of the remarkable power of the canine nose while encouraging further advances in applications.

Cyberwarfare and Its Impact on International Security

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Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211422757
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The publication seeks to raise the awareness of emerging risks and threats related to cyberwarfare by addressing cybersecurity and the lack thereof by many agencies. The aim is to raise the awareness of the general population on the dangers of cyberwarfare and to promote adequate security. The paper contains a presentation on this topic delivered by James Andrew Lewis to the United Nations Secretary -General Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters.--Publisher's description.

Information Systems and the Environment

Author: National Academy of Engineering
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309062438
Format: PDF, ePub
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Information technology is a powerful tool for meeting environmental objectives and promoting sustainable development. This collection of papers by leaders in industry, government, and academia explores how information technology can improve environmental performance by individual firms, collaborations among firms, and collaborations among firms, government agencies, and academia. Information systems can also be used by nonprofit organizations and the government to inform the public about broad environmental issues and environmental conditions in their neighborhoods. Several papers address the challenges to information management posed by the explosive increase in information and knowledge about environmental issues and potential solutions, including determining what information is environmentally relevant and how it can be used in decision making. In addition, case studies are described and show how industry is using information systems to ensure sustainable development and meet environmental standards. The book also includes examples from the public sector showing how governments use information knowledge systems to disseminate "best practices" beyond big firms to small businesses, and from the world of the Internet showing how knowledge is shared among environmental advocates and the general public.

I Sniper

Author: Stephen Hunter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416566163
Format: PDF
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The explosive New York Times bestseller by Stephen Hunter that sends ex-Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger into the thick of an FBI investigation and features some of the greatest gunfights ever to grace the page. It takes a seasoned killer… Four famed ‘60s radicals are gunned down at long range by a sniper. All the evidence—timeline, ballistics, forensics, motive, means, and opportunity—points to Marine war hero Carl Hitchcock. Even his suicide. The case is almost too perfect. …to hunt one. Recruited by the FBI to examine the data, retired Marine sharpshooter Bob Lee Swagger penetrates the new technology of the secretive sniper world to unravel a sophisticated conspiracy run by his most ruthless adversary yet—a marksman whose keen intellect and pinpoint accuracy rival his own. But when the enemy and his deadly henchmen mistake Bob for the hunted, it’s clear that some situations call for a good man with a gun…and the guts to use it.