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The book introduces Marco, never wanted to be an Animorph and never wanted the ability to change into any animal he touches as he's worried about his dad, the only family Marco has left. And if anything happens to him, his father will be all alone.
Drawing on his years of experience, well-known hunter, writer, and television personality Ron Spomer provides valuable information on how to call a variety of predators into range; how to choose rifles, scopes, bullets, shotguns, and shells; how to use decoys and predator calls effectively; how to set up in the field; how to use weather to your advantage; and much more.
SPOILS OF WAR The action smacks of black ops, but Mack Bolan is dealing himself into the game at Stony Man's bidding, riding shotgun with Cobra Force Twelve on a mission to round up the worst of the worst, from Africa through the Middle East. It is a quick and dirty sweep of the most wanted of global terror. But Bolan's gut tells him something is wrong from the start, and that Colonel Ben Collins and his force of hardcases are into more than American justice--something that smells like blood and betrayal. Playing it out long enough to separate the truth from the lies, the Stony warrior wades through the slaughter zones, hunting the enemy and watching his back. If some or all of Cobra Force turn out to be vicious, merciless predators hiding behind the Stars and Stripes, they'll earn the sword of justice cuts both ways.
An expert in wildlife management tells the stories of those who are finding new ways for humans and mammalian predators to coexist. Stories of backyard bears and cat-eating coyotes are becoming increasingly common--even for people living in non-rural areas. Farmers anxious to protect their sheep from wolves aren't the only ones concerned: suburbanites and city dwellers are also having more unwanted run-ins with mammalian predators. And that might not be a bad thing. After all, our government has been at war with wildlife since 1914, and the death toll has been tremendous: federal agents kill a combined ninety thousand wolves, bears, coyotes, and cougars every year, often with dubious biological effectiveness. Only recently have these species begun to recover. Given improved scientific understanding and methods, can we continue to slow the slaughter and allow populations of mammalian predators to resume their positions as keystone species? As carnivore populations increase, however, their proximity to people, pets, and livestock leads to more conflict, and we are once again left to negotiate the uneasy terrain between elimination and conservation. In The Predator Paradox, veteran wildlife management expert John Shivik argues that we can end the war while still preserving and protecting these key species as fundamental components of healthy ecosystems. By reducing almost sole reliance on broad scale "death from above" tactics and by incorporating nonlethal approaches to managing wildlife--from electrified flagging to motion-sensor lights--we can dismantle the paradox, have both people and predators on the landscape, and ensure the long-term survival of both. As the boundary between human and animal habitat blurs, preventing human-wildlife conflict depends as much on changing animal behavior as on changing our own perceptions, attitudes, and actions. To that end, Shivik focuses on the facts, mollifies fears, and presents a variety of tools and tactics for consideration. Blending the science of the wild with entertaining and dramatic storytelling, Shivik's clear-eyed pragmatism allows him to appeal to both sides of the debate, while arguing for the possibility of coexistence: between ranchers and environmentalists, wildlife managers and animal-welfare activists, and humans and animals.
Fear feeds on itself, growing in the darkness, squeezing your chest in a vise of breathless terror. Because a Predator lies in wait. This compelling new collection from the editors of the bestselling "Stalkers" tells of worlds where evil waits and watches...and kills. Each story will send chills up your spine, keep you burning the lights all night, and have you looking over your shoulder--just in case the Predator is there. So lock your doors, check your windows, and get ready to savor fiction that touches the primeval places...where all your screams are born. --Back cover.
Leo Painter is the CEO of Earth Global, a large energy, mining, and real-estate development firm. At the behest of the State Department, he and a party of company executives travel to Botswana, a country rich in extractable resources that Leo--and the U.S. government--would love to access. Traveling with him are his stepson and his wife, a woman with a past and a predilection for trouble. Sekoa is a male lion who shares with many of his bipedal enemies a form of HIV/AIDs. Weakened by the disease, he loses his place as the alpha male in his pride and now, dying and harassed by a pack of hyenas, seeks only a place to rest in peace. Like the lion, Painter is pursued by corporate "hyenas," and is searching for a place where he too can find some rest and build his dream: a resort and casino on Botswana's Chobe River.
An adrenaline-fueled travel memoir of life in the wild among the planet's most ferocious and fascinating predatorsOver the last forty years, bestselling science-fiction writer Alan Dean Foster has journeyed around the globe to encounter nature's most fearsome creatures. His travels have taken him into the heart of the Amazon rain forest on the trail of deadly tangarana ants, on an elephant ride across the sweeping green plains of central India in search of the elusive Bengal tiger, and into the waters of the Australian coast to come face-to-face with great white sharks. Packed with pulse-pounding adventure and spiked with rapier wit, Predators I Have Known is a thrilling look at life and death in the wild.
Saber Winter was running from her past when she meets Jess Calhoun, an ex-officer with the U. S. forces elite Navy Seals division who's now confined to a wheel chair. Jess had sensed that Saber was a lost soul, and he'd given her a job and a home, hoping that she'd be willing to stay and finally share her secrets with him. But Saber has been on the run a long time, and Jess may be in a wheelchair, but he's also a GhostWalker, and both of their pasts are about to collide in the present when secrets they're both hiding get uncovered, and both must deal with betrayal before they're free to find a future together.
The one certainty in any business is uncertainty. You can be sure of change always. Still, some companies perform reliably and with excellence in spite of the ever-changing circumstances. Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times is about four essentials for getting great performance from business and yourself in both good times and bad. (1) Excellent Execution: Winning companies have clear goals and clear targets with strong follow through. All team members know the goals and know how to execute with precision. (2) High Trust Levels with All Stakeholders: Low trust slows you down and raises your costs - especially in times of turmoil. But when trust increases, everything speeds up and costs go down. (3) Achieving More with Less: In tough times, everyone tries to accomplish more with less, but the real question is ultimately, "more of what?" Winning companies focus on giving more value and not simply cutting back. (4) Transforming Fear into Engagement: Unpredictable times create anxiety that can distract you when what you need most at that time is absolute focus. Winning organizations entrust people with a mission and strategy they can believe in, channeling their anxiety into results. These principles can help companies win regardless of the turbulence of the ride or the shock of overwhelming change.
We all think we make smart, rational choices, right? Ariely explains how expectations, emotions, social norms, and other invisible forces skew our reasoning abilities. Not only do we make astonishingly simple mistakes, we make the same types of mistakes. We consistently overpay, underestimate, and procrastinate. We fail to understand the profound effects of our emotions on what we want, and we overvalue what we already own. Yet these misguided behaviors are neither random nor senseless. They're systematic and predictable, making us predictably irrational. Ariely explains how to break through these patterns of thought to make better decisions.
A groundbreaking exploration of how to identify and fight security threats at every levelThis revolutionary book combines real-world security scenarios with actual tools to predict and prevent incidents of terrorism, network hacking, individual criminal behavior, and more. Written by an expert with intelligence officer experience who invented the technology, it explores the keys to understanding the dark side of human nature, various types of security threats (current and potential), and how to construct a methodology to predict and combat malicious behavior. The companion CD demonstrates available detection and prediction systems and presents a walkthrough on how to conduct a predictive analysis that highlights proactive security measures.Guides you through the process of predicting malicious behavior, using real world examples and how malicious behavior may be prevented in the futureIllustrates ways to understand malicious intent, dissect behavior, and apply the available tools and methods for enhancing securityCovers the methodology for predicting malicious behavior, how to apply a predictive methodology, and tools for predicting the likelihood of domestic and global threats CD includes a series of walkthroughs demonstrating how to obtain a predictive analysis and how to use various available tools, including Automated Behavior AnalysisPredicting Malicious Behavior fuses the behavioral and computer sciences to enlighten anyone concerned with security and to aid professionals in keeping our world safer.
What do the following events have in common? In 2000, the election between George W. Bush and Al Gore was a virtual tie. The 1989 and 1990 vintages have turned out to be two of the best ever for Bordeaux wines. In 2001, the Federal Reserve lowered the interest rate eleven times. The decade of the 1970s was one of the worst on record for U.S. inflation. In 2001, the author of this book, at age 59, ran a marathon in 3 hours and 30 minutes, but should have been able to do it in 3 hours and 15 minutes. This book shows clearly and simply how these diverse events can be explained by using the tools of the social sciences and statistics. It moves from a discussion of formulating theories about real world phenomena to lessons on how to analyze data, test theories, and make predictions. Through the use of a rich array of examples, the book demonstrates the power and range of social science and statistical methods. In addition to "big" topics--presidential elections, Federal Reserve behavior, and inflation--and "not quite so big" topics--wine quality--the book takes on questions of more direct, personal interest. Who of your friends is most likely to have an extramarital affair? How important is class attendance for academic performance in college? How fast can you expect to run a race or perform some physical task at age 55, given your time at age 30? (In other words, how fast are you slowing down?) As the author works his way through an incredibly broad range of questions and topics, demonstrating the usefulness of statistical theory and method, he gives the reader a new way of thinking about many age-old concerns in public and private life.
"The Freakonomics of big data."--Stein Kretsinger, founding executive of Advertising.com; former lead analyst at Capital OneThis book is easily understood by all readers. Rather than a "how to" for hands-on techies, the book entices lay-readers and experts alike by covering new case studies and the latest state-of-the-art techniques.You have been predicted -- by companies, governments, law enforcement, hospitals, and universities. Their computers say, "I knew you were going to do that!" These institutions are seizing upon the power to predict whether you're going to click, buy, lie, or die.Why? For good reason: predicting human behavior combats financial risk, fortifies healthcare, conquers spam, toughens crime fighting, and boosts sales.How? Prediction is powered by the world's most potent, booming unnatural resource: data. Accumulated in large part as the by-product of routine tasks, data is the unsalted, flavorless residue deposited en masse as organizations churn away. Surprise! This heap of refuse is a gold mine. Big data embodies an extraordinary wealth of experience from which to learn.Predictive analytics unleashes the power of data. With this technology, the computer literally learns from data how to predict the future behavior of individuals. Perfect prediction is not possible, but putting odds on the future -- lifting a bit of the fog off our hazy view of tomorrow -- means pay dirt.In this rich, entertaining primer, former Columbia University professor and Predictive Analytics World founder Eric Siegel reveals the power and perils of prediction:What type of mortgage risk Chase Bank predicted before the recession.Predicting which people will drop out of school, cancel a subscription, or get divorced before they are even aware of it themselves.Why early retirement decreases life expectancy and vegetarians miss fewer flights.Five reasons why organizations predict death, including one health insurance company.How U.S. Bank, European wireless carrier Telenor, and Obama's 2012 campaign calculated the way to most strongly influence each individual.How IBM's Watson computer used predictive modeling to answer questions and beat the human champs on TV's Jeopardy!How companies ascertain untold, private truths -- how Target figures out you're pregnant and Hewlett-Packard deduces you're about to quit your job.How judges and parole boards rely on crime-predicting computers to decide who stays in prison and who goes free.What's predicted by the BBC, Citibank, ConEd, Facebook, Ford, Google, IBM, the IRS, Match.com, MTV, Netflix, Pandora, PayPal, Pfizer, and Wikipedia. A truly omnipresent science, predictive analytics affects everyone, every day. Although largely unseen, it drives millions of decisions, determining whom to call, mail, investigate, incarcerate, set up on a date, or medicate.Predictive analytics transcends human perception. This book's final chapter answers the riddle: What often happens to you that cannot be witnessed, and that you can't even be sure has happened afterward -- but that can be predicted in advance?Whether you are a consumer of it -- or consumed by it -- get a handle on the power of Predictive Analytics.
"Prefab Architecture . . . is beyond theory, and beyond most of what we think we know about pods, containers, mods, and joints. This book is more than 'Prefabrication 101. ' It is the Joy of Cooking writ large for the architecture and construction industries. " --From the Foreword by James Timberlake, FAIA The definitive reference on prefab architecture for architects and construction professionals Written for architects and related design and construction professionals, Prefab Architecture is a guide to off-site construction, presenting the opportunities and challenges associated with designing and building with components, panels, and modules. It presents the drawbacks of building in situ (on-site) and demonstrates why prefabrication is the smarter choice for better integration of products and processes, more efficient delivery, and realizing more value in project life cycles. In addition, Prefab Architecture provides: A selected history of prefabrication from the Industrial Revolution to current computer numerical control, and a theory of production from integrated processes to lean manufacturing Coverage on the tradeoffs of off-site fabrication including scope, schedule, and cost with the associated principles of labor, risk, and quality Up-to-date products featuring examples of prefabricated structure, enclosure, service, and interior building systems Documentation on the constraints and execution of manufacturing, factory production, transportation, and assembly Dozens of recent examples of prefab projects by contemporary architects and fabricators including KieranTimberlake, SHoP Architects, Office dA, Michelle Kaufmann, and many others In Prefab Architecture, the fresh approaches toward creating buildings that accurately convey mature and expanded green building methodologies make this book an important voice for adopting change in a construction industry entrenched in traditions of the past.
The economic conditions of existence of the three great classes into which modern bourgeois society is divided are analysed under the first three headings; the interconnection of the other three headings is self-evident.
preface of the Play "Major Barbara"
If you buy only pregnancy book, this is it because... It's the most complete. It covers all aspects of childbearing, from conception through early infancy, and tells you what to expect. It offers detailed information, suggestions, and advice to help make pregnancy, childbirth, and new parenthood an enjoyable, healthy experience. It's the most up-to-date. It presents the latest research-based information on interventions during childbirth, revised statistics and discussion on cesarean birth, and new advice to help you make informed decisions about your care. It's the most authoritative, yet easy to use. A completely new design makes the information accessible, well organized, and easy to read. It includes engaging photos, illustrations, and boxed features that highlight important information.Mom's Choice Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn (2010) - GOLD AWARD: Pregnancy & Childbirth; iParenting Media Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Newborn (2009) - Best Products Winner: Book; Living Now Book Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide (2009) - Family (Parenting/Health/Safety): BRONZE AWARD; National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Newborn (2009) - GOLD AWARD: Parenting Resources; USABookNews.com Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Newborn (2009) - WINNER: Parenting/Family: Pregnancy & Childbirth; ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Newborn (2008) - FINALIST: Parenting
For when you need the facts--not fear--about what food, drinks, activities, and procedures you should avoid during each month of your pregnancy. Over the years, Dr. Elisabeth Aron has soothed the worries of many soon-to-be moms who have come to her with questions such as: * Can I exercise during my first trimester? * Is canned tuna safe to eat throughout my pregnancy? * Do self-tanners contain chemicals I should be worried about? * I have to fly for work during my second trimester. Is this safe? * Is cookie-dough ice cream safe to eat? * Can I wear an underwire bra during my pregnancy? * I'm six months pregnant. Is it alright for me to have a glycolic peel facial? * Are peanuts safe to eat or will my baby develop a peanut allergy if I eat too many? * There is a lot of chlorine in my health club's pool. Is that a good or bad thing? Pregnancy Do's and Don'tsincludes hundreds of entries on possible concerns--from apple cider to zinc and everything in between. In each entry, Dr. Aron identifies the item, the possible cause for concern, and explains the bottom line--whether it is something a woman should avoid completely, something to take a better-safe-than-sorry approach toward, or something that is perfectly fine.
Obesity is becoming an increasing global healthcare challenge, and overweight expecting mothers are at risk of complications during their pregnancy. This unique clinical focused book covers evidence-based practices for obstetricians and assists them as they care for both the fetus as well as the mother-to-be if a critical circumstance develops during the pregnancy.
This classic contains the latest medical information on both mom's health and baby's development. This best-selling journal is packed with daily entries that feature tips, advice, and plenty of room for personal reflection. This one-of-a-kind journal is the ultimate resource for today's expecting mother.
From the experts at Parenting magazine comes this essential planner that's both an informative guide to pregnancy and a keepsake journal for moms-to-be. Organized week by week and packed with insights from experienced moms along with helpful charts and checklists, Pregnancy Planner offers practical and emotional support. With detailed advice on diet, exercise, sex, and sleep as well as tips on what gear to buy, this invaluable resource is the perfect planner for expecting moms.
Pregnancy Sucks, by Joanne Kimes and Sanford A. Tisherman, M. D. , gives you real solutions to all the annoying and somewhat awkward situations that can unexpectedly arise during your pregnancy.
Pregnancy Sucks, by Joanne Kimes and Sanford A. Tisherman, M. D. , gives you real solutions to all the annoying and somewhat awkward situations that can unexpectedly arise during your pregnancy.
Baby Out of the Blue Pregnant? Impossible! But somehow it's true. Maisie McDowell is about to become a single mom - with no knowledge of how she got that way.... Dr. James Sutherland's patients usually suspected they were pregnant, but Maisie seemed honestly bewildered by the news. Luckily James is also Maisie's neighbor, and able to offer her support...and more. But after all Maisie has been through, how can he put himself first and tell her that all he wants is to marry her and be a father to her unborn child...?
For months, heiress Lauren Van Schuyler didn't know the identity of the man who'd saved her life and that of her unborn child. He'd kept her calm and safe, then slipped away in the chaos of their rescue. But when she met her new bodyguard, Daniel Lachlan, her pulse leaped and her heart cried out, It's him!The handsome single father of twins tried to keep things strictly professional between them. Yet in Daniel's care, Lauren felt secure and cherished as never before. As her body blossomed, so did her feelings for her reluctant hero. Could Daniel's honorable intentions stand up to the fiery mom-to-be's determination to follow her heart. . . right into Daniel's arms?
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