Book Title : Operator Down

operator down

Release Date : 2018-01-09
ISBN Code : 9781101984826
Book Author : Brad Taylor
Book Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 464

Book Summary :

Former Special Forces Officer and New York Times bestselling author Brad Taylor delivers a heart-pounding thriller where Pike Logan's search for a Mossad agent and ally puts him on a collision course with a ruthless military coup in Africa—and tests his loyalties to the Taskforce. It was to be a simple mission. Nothing more than assessing whether a merchant in the fabled Israeli Diamond Exchange was involved in a scheme that could potentially embarrass the state of Israel. But nothing is ever simple in the world of intelligence, as Aaron Bergman—a former leader of an elite direct action team under the Mossad—should have known. Executing the operation as a contractor, a cutout that gave the State of Israel plausible deniability, he disappears without a trace. Pike Logan and his team know none of this, but he’s tracking an American arms dealer in Tel Aviv who may—or may not—be attempting to sell sensitive nuclear weapons components to the highest bidder. When Pike’s team breaks up an attempt at killing Shoshana, Aaron’s partner, they stumble upon much more than they expected—a concerted conspiracy to topple a democratic African country. Beginning to untangle a web that extends through both the American and Israeli intelligence community, Pike is forced to choose between his Israeli friends and his Taskforce mission, even as the execution of the coup begins to form. At the heart of it is Aaron, and his disappearance is the one mistake the plotters made. Because Shoshana is the greatest killing machine the Mossad has ever produced, and she will stop at nothing to help Aaron, even if it means killing Pike Logan.

Book Title : Male Mediated Developmental Toxicity

male mediated developmental toxicity

Release Date : 2012-12-06
ISBN Code : 9781461518778
Book Author : Andrew F. Olshan
Book Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 406

Book Summary :

The cause of many of the adverse reproductive outcomes and developmental diseases among offspring is not well understood. Most of the epidemiologic and experimental animal research has focused on the relationship between maternal exposures including medications, tobacco smoke, alcohol, infections, and occupation and the occurrence of spontaneous abortion, low birth weight, and birth defects. The potential role of paternal exposures has not been investigated as extensively despite long-standing animal research that demonstrates the induction of mutations in the male germ cell after exposure to certain agents and subsequent reproductive failure or early pregnancy loss. Given this relative lack of interest, acquisition of epidemiologic data and the development of a definitive model or mechanism for potential male-mediated effects has been hindered. However, recent laboratory and epidemiologic investigations have suggested that paternal exposures may be more important than previously suspected. This topic has been termed by some as "male-mediated developmental toxicity. " This is meant to refer to the effects of exposures and other factors relating to the male parent that result in toxicity to the conceptus and abnormal development. The developmental endpoints of interest can include fetal loss, congenital abnormalities, growth retardation, cancer, and neurobehavioral effects. These effects may operate through a variety of mechanisms including gene mutation, chromosomal aberrations, seminal fluid transfer of toxicants and epigenetic events.

Book Title : Fire Service Pump Operator

fire service pump operator

Release Date : 2011-02-14
ISBN Code : 9780763739089
Book Author : International Association of Fire Chiefs
Book Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages : 394

Book Summary :

Learn to safely and effectively drive and operate an apparatus with fire pumpers with the new Fire Service Pump Operator: Principles and Practice! This text is the core of a complete teaching and learning system that thoroughly supports instructors and prepares students for the job. The text includes up-to-date coverage the 2009 Edition of NFPA 1002, Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications. This text provides a thorough understanding of the types of fire apparatus equipped with pumps, how to safely drive them, and how to properly maintain these vehicles through inspection and testing programs. Students will also learn how to operate fire pumps by gaining an understanding of water supply, nozzles and flow rates, optimal positioning, and more.

Book Title : Kursk Down

kursk down

Release Date : 2008-12-14
ISBN Code : 9780446554565
Book Author : Clyde Burleson
Book Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 272

Book Summary :

The true story of the sinking of the Russian nuclear submarine in the Barents Sea on August 12, 2000. Hailed as "unsinkable, " the "Kursk" was on maneuvers when mysterious explosions rocked the sub, causing it to sink to the bottom of the sea with its 118-man crew. This in-depth look at the disaster reveals previously unreleased information from family members of the deceased as well as from government officials.

Book Title : My Year of Meats

my year of meats

Release Date : 1999-03-01
ISBN Code : 1101141786
Book Author : Ruth Ozeki
Book Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 400

Book Summary :

A cross-cultural tale of two women brought together by the intersections of television and industrial agriculture, fertility and motherhood, life and love—the breakout hit by the celebrated author of A Tale for the Time Being Ruth Ozeki’s mesmerizing debut novel has captivated readers and reviewers worldwide. When documentarian Jane Takagi-Little finally lands a job producing a Japanese television show that just happens to be sponsored by an American meat-exporting business, she uncovers some unsavory truths about love, fertility, and a dangerous hormone called DES. Soon she will also cross paths with Akiko Ueno, a beleaguered Japanese housewife struggling to escape her overbearing husband. Hailed by USA Today as “rare and provocative” and awarded the Kirayama Prize for Literature of the Pacific Rim, My Year of Meats is a modern-day take on Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle for fans of Michael Pollan, Margaret Atwood, and Barbara Kingsolver.

Book Title : Life Skills Curriculum ARISE Official Homo Sapiens Operator s Guide Book 2 Maintaining Your Homo Sapiens Equipment Instructor s Manual

life skills curriculum arise official homo sapiens operator s guide book 2 maintaining your homo sapiens equipment instructor s manual

Release Date : 2011-07-01
ISBN Code : 9781586141639
Book Author : ARISE Foundation Staff
Book Publisher : ARISE Foundation
Total Pages : 118

Book Summary :

ARISE Official Homo Sapiens Operator's Guide: Maintaining Your Homo Sapiens Equipment offers basic maintenance techniques to keep your Homo Sapiens vehicle running smoothly. Some of the topics covered in Maintaining Your Homo Sapiens Equipment include preventive maintenance, why vegetables and fruits are actually fuel, friendly foods that heal the body and provide energy, and hostile fast foods that junk up one's system.

Book Title : EC Competition and Telecommunications Law A Practitioner s Guide

ec competition and telecommunications law a practitioner s guide

Release Date : 2002-08-28
ISBN Code : 9789041118141
Book Author : Christian Koenig
Book Publisher : Kluwer Law International
Total Pages : 900

Book Summary :

The authors thoroughly analyze the new EC common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services which entered into force in March 2002, as well as the old regulatory framework. In addition, relevant aspects of EC competition law are dealt with in detail.

Book Title : Operator 5

operator 5

Release Date : 2005-04
ISBN Code : 9781592240692
Book Author : Curtis Steele
Book Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages : 128

Book Summary :

"Operator #5, America's Secret Service Ace, appeared in 48 novels in the classic pulp magazine bearing his name. From April 1934 to November 1939, Jimmy Christopher fought villains from inside the United States and invaders from without. With World War II looming on the horizon, the Operator #5 novels became a reflection of the times, showcasing American fears of technology and oppression. In Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult, Kasma, a baleful divinity from the wastes of Asia, has laid his blighting curse upon America. All who oppose him come to ghastly ends: amnesia, madness, and screaming, agonizing death-for the cult of Kasma enforces its dread dictates with a new, deadly weapon, unseen, unheard, which razed the mightiest buildings, which lay wide regions barren -- without man or bird or beast! One man, Jimmy Christopher -- known in the Secret Service as Operator #5 - understood the grim purpose behind that crafty plan. And Operator #5, hampered by a superior's short-sightedness, beset on every side by peril and treachery, takes the greatest gamble in his career to keep an army of religion-crazed zealots from delivering America into the bondage of an Asiatic Moloch! One of the bloodiest pulp magazines ever produced, Operator #5 has a well-deserved reputation for thrill-a-minute action and peril. If you like pulp fiction, you'll love Operator #5."

Book Title : Process Plant Reliability and Maintenance for Pacesetter Performance

process plant reliability and maintenance for pacesetter performance

Release Date : 2004
ISBN Code : 1593700245
Book Author : Rex Kenyon
Book Publisher : PennWell Books
Total Pages : 113

Book Summary :

This is one guide every process plant manager and frontline supervisor will want to keep on hand. Noted industry consultant Rex Kenyon draws from his results-driven practices for this handy reference packed with the key process evaluation concepts necessary for achieving pacesetter performance in maintenance and reliability. Companies that have implemented Kenyon's practices have typically impacted their business performance within the first six weeks (often within the time-frame of most consultant's evaluation periods)! Features & Benefits:
Improve plant efficiency using Kenyons proven results-oriented methods Access maintenance answers quickly Valuable information from Kenyons courses in condensed format

Book Title : Down Mason City s Memory Lane

down mason city s memory lane

Release Date : 2007-07
ISBN Code : 9780595435289
Book Author : Dale C. Fancher
Book Publisher : iUniverse
Total Pages : 200

Book Summary :

Mason City, Illinois, a tiny rural community in the heart of the Midwest, is the setting for Dale Fancher's book of reflections and memories of a day gone by. A lifelong resident of Mason City, Fancher has a keen mind, and a heart for the quaint, easily lost memories of youth: From bathing in a galvanized washtub, to trailing behind the ice-delivery truck to beg shards of ice on a hot day; from fishing at Salt Creek at night and listening to the bobcats, to World War II blackouts. Reading Fancher's book, one becomes familiar with local characters like Kenny Hanover, still barbering after fifty years, and Edna Sylvie, the barefoot taxi lady. Told as a series of "Remember when ?" and "Did you ever ?" snippets, reading this book is like flipping through an old family photo album.

Book Title : The Steadicam Operator s Handbook

the steadicam operator s handbook

Release Date : 2013-08-22
ISBN Code : 9781136057977
Book Author : Jerry Holway
Book Publisher : CRC Press
Total Pages : 436

Book Summary :

The next best thing to an intensive training workshop on how to use the Steadicam® and become a successful owner-operator, this book brings together interviews and instruction by the world's premier Steadicam professionals to get you up and running with your rig and to improve. The revised edition offers video interviews and footage showing the Steadicam in action on the book's companion website bringing this instruction one step closer to in-person training. Learn all aspects of Steadicam operating in one comprehensive package with hours of video on the website and over 1300 full-color photos and illustration. Both informational and inspirational, THE STEADICAM® OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK moves from the physics and balancing of a Steadicam, through a series of step-by-step line dances and practice shots, to the most personal aspects of filmmaking-how individual operators make creative and practical decisions using this unique camera setup. The book discusses the wide array of equipment and accessories currently available, and it also illustrates the latest operating techniques and tricks, a variety of strategies for working with others, and the business side of a Steadicam career, from buying your best rig to negotiating deals with producers and unit production managers. Also included are observations and anecdotes-inspirational, funny, instructive, and cautionary-written by a number of other experienced Steadicam operators around the world, including the legendary inventor of the Steadicam himself, Garrett Brown. THE STEADICAM® OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK is both a master class and a master reference for all camera operators and directors who want to move the camera well.

Book Title : Deconstructing the Elements with 3ds Max

deconstructing the elements with 3ds max

Release Date : 2015-04-24
ISBN Code : 9781136144936
Book Author : Pete Draper
Book Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Total Pages : 408

Book Summary :

Get the most realistic effects from 3ds Max without having to spend more on plug-ins! Boost your effects skill-set with this 3ds Max workshop. Tutorial lessons give you hands-on experience in creating realistic fire, earth, air and water effects. Updated to demonstrate production techniques suitable for any version of 3ds Max, this new edition is co-published by Autodesk Media and Entertainment, and includes new tutorials on entering the Earth's atmosphere, glaciers, lava eruptions and a Badlands landscape. Inspirational color images cover every page of the book as the author shares his professional techniques and workflow processes. The companion DVD contains all of the required tutorial media as well as over 6 hours of video tutorials. User level: Intermediate and advanced

Book Title : The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics

the complete annotated grateful dead lyrics

Release Date : 2014-12-16
ISBN Code : 9781439103340
Book Author :
Book Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 512

Book Summary :

Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the most popular and enduring band ever: “Even the most hardcore Deadheads will be impressed by this obsessively complete look at the Grateful Dead’s lyrics” (Publishers Weekly). The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an authoritative text, providing standard versions of all the original songs you thought you knew forwards and backwards. These are some of the best-loved songs in the modern American songbook. They are hummed and spoken among thousands as counterculture code and recorded by musicians of all stripes for their inimitable singability and obscure accessibility. How do they do all this? To provide a context for this formidable body of work, of which his part is primary, Robert Hunter has written a foreword that goes to the heart of the matter. And the annotations on sources provide a gloss on the lyrics, which goes to the roots of Western culture as they are incorporated into them. An avid Grateful Dead concertgoer for more than two decades, David Dodd is a librarian who brings to the work a detective’s love of following a clue as far as it will take him. Including essays by Dead lyricists Robert Hunter and John Perry and Jim Carpenter’s original illustrations, whimsical elements in the lyrics are brought to light, showcasing the American legend that is present in so many songs. A gorgeous keepsake edition of the Dead’s official annotated lyrics, The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an absolute must-have for the fiftieth anniversary—you won’t think of this cultural icon the same way again. In fact, founding band member Bob Weir said: “This book is great. Now I’ll never have to explain myself.”

Book Title : Im Just a Fork Lift Operator After All What Do I Know

im just a fork lift operator after all what do i know

Release Date : 2012-01-26
ISBN Code : 9781456846602
Book Author : Joseph Traver
Book Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages : 256

Book Summary :

One of the key teachings in all of the Bible is that of Matthew Chapter 7 verse 14. The Son of God, Jesus Christ, spoke about a/the way to eternal life (heaven) as being one of great difficulty. In other words, Jesus was saying that if someone wants eternal life it won't be easy and there must be a searching and an uncovering in finding the way. In this book God uses the life and words of an ordinary man's changed life as a compass in/to helping you/people find that/the narrow path to eternal life.

Book Title : THE OPERATOR

the operator

Release Date : 2004-03-05
ISBN Code : 9781410725615
Book Author : Derwin J. Bradley
Book Publisher : AuthorHouse
Total Pages : 388

Book Summary :

In this first installment of ‘The Operator’ series, Fear No Evil takes the reader on a head-shaking, thought-provoking, swearing-under-your-breath journey through the ugly world of corrupt politics, racial hatred, and terrorism. ![if !supportEmptyParas] ![endif] Fear No Evil presents a new type of African-American hero, a tactical genius who is adept at operating anywhere in the world, under the harshest of conditions. His mixed gender team of operatives, all from elite police, government, and military units, are equal to any task put before them. ![if !supportEmptyParas] ![endif] When Harold Ashford, director of the secretive Urban Justice Research Institute enlists prominent African Americans to combat the opponents of Affirmative Action and other Civil Rights legislation, all hell breaks loose. ![if !supportEmptyParas] ![endif] Dr. Jonathan Richard Burns, leader of the ultra-violent white supremacy group, the New American Frontier, strikes back by kidnapping a Civil Rights leader and murdering his police bodyguards. ![if !supportEmptyParas] ![endif] Ashford quickly recruits ex-military counter-terrorist specialist Dexter Diamond to lead the Institutes’ team of former government and Special Forces operators on a hasty rescue mission. Ashford then asks Dexter to lead the team as they attempt to protect Congresswoman Sheila E. Winters from a similar fate as she begins her campaign against violent domestic terrorist groups. ![if !supportEmptyParas] ![endif] Using advanced technology, high-tech equipment, and a secret state-of-the-art operations center, Dexter, the team, and Congresswoman Winters engage in a deadly battle against the ruthless New American Frontier and its powerful political backers.