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A RADICAL WAY TO DIEWhen security specialist Duke Rogan's state-of-the-art computer system fails at a controversial bio-tech firm, a raging inferno spreads, and a grotesquely charred body is discovered in the aftermath. With an extremist anti-technology group claiming responsibility, the case grows even more complex when the victim's autopsy unexpectedly reveals that he bled to death. Heading the FBI's domestic terrorism unit, Agent Nora English is fiercely determined to track and stop a sadistic assassin.From the Paperback edition.
Leslie Rhoads may have grown up in a small town but is on the verge of becoming a supermodel in the Big Apple, when the 24-year-old is chosen to grace the cover of Style magazine and star in the controversial Passion Nights' perfume ads. But before she can step into the spotlight, Leslie is assaulted by a drug gang and disfigured with a broken scotch bottle. Without her perfect face, she is lost and no amount of surgery can ever make her what she once was. Now trying to hide her face from the world, Leslie encounters more trouble as she seeks to rebuild her life: unrequited love, thoughts of suicide, and her assailant out to finish the job. Little does she know that a young girl named Angel will turn it all around, showing Leslie the joy and potential in life and the fact that love truly is blind.
A scalpel-wielding maniac terrorizes a hospital staffKaren Archer understands that women who date doctors should expect tardiness. The last time she invited Tim Fletcher over, he arrived from the emergency room exhausted, and barely had time to say hello before he passed out on her bed. Tonight her patience has run out. After a bottle of wine and too much television, she gives up on Fletcher and leaves the house to find her own fun--but instead she finds Fletcher, covered in blood, sprawled across the steps near her building. Karen runs to find the police, not sure if Fletcher is alive or dead. Despite his blood loss, Fletcher survives. Soon the attacker comes for other members of the hospital staff, and police inspector Charlie Resnick must race to find him before the slasher graduates from assault to murder.
The proposition that innovation is critical in the cost-effective design and development of successful military aircraft is still subject to some debate. RAND research indicates that innovation is promoted by intense competition among three or more industry competitors. Given the critical policy importance of this issue in the current environment of drastic consolidation of the aerospace defense industry, the authors here examine the history of the major prime contractors in developing jet fighters since World War II. They make use of an extensive RAND database that includes nearly all jet fighters, fighter-attack aircraft, and bombers developed and flown by U.S. industry since 1945, as well as all related prototypes, modifications, upgrades, etc. The report concludes that (1) experience matters, because of the tendency to specialize and thus to develop system-specific expertise; (2) yet the most dramatic innovations and breakthroughs came from secondary or marginal players trying to compete with the industry leaders; and (3) dedicated military R&D conducted or directly funded by the U.S. government has been critical in the development of new higher-performance fighters and bombers.
Beautiful Queen Inos married the loyal stableboy Rap and made him her king. They were very much in love, and they lived happily ever after. Fifteen years went by Rap and Inos were comfortable, secure, and truly happy, raising their family in the little backwater kingdom of Krasnegar, well removed from the hurly-burly of great affairs... But in far-off Hub, the old Imperor's health, and some say his sanity, deteriorated inexorably. The borderlands were seething, Prince Emshandar -- or Shandie, as Rap knew him -- found himself leading his grandfather's armies into terrible battles where victory and justice hung in gravest doubt. And now the end of the millennium was at hand, ushered in by prophecies of cataclysmic upheaval on a scale never before imagined. All across Pandemia, sensible people tried to dismiss a growing sense of unease as superstitious nonsense. Then a God appeared to Rap and warned him that the prophecies spoke the least of the truth. Devastation was a certainty; total destruction loomed. The very fabric of the world was at risk. And it was all Rap's fault. The lasting in the world Rap had wanted was another adventure. And it might be the last thing he would ever get.
Cutting-Edge Fashion Illustration is the go-to resource and inspiration if you're a budding fashion designer, fashion illustrator or just simply want to learn more illustration techniques.Covers all key areas of illustration using traditional, digital and mixed media methods, offering clear advice on how to manage color, textures, patterns and how to create your own fashion portfolio.Easy to follow step-by-step tutorials demonstrate each of the techniques, followed by a gallery of inspirational images show how to use each technique in your own illustrations.Erica is a fashion illustrator working with key fashion publications in London, UK, one of the world's leading cities of fashion, so her style is very commercial and current!
Get ready to add punch and pizzazz to your presentations and wow your audience using the latest PowerPoint techniques. This friendly book/CD-ROM combo covers all of the new features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, including interface changes, presentation themes, multimedia, the Slide Library, and more. The guide introduces you to the elements of PowerPoint: text; background, images, and info-graphics; shapes; fills, lines, and effects; sound and video; animations and transitions; and interactivity, flow, and navigation. Packed with numerous tips, shortcuts, workarounds, and timesaving techniques, it shows you step-by-step how to:Dress up your text by using fonts creatively and using WordArt to create artistic effectsWork with masters and layouts, templates and themes, and fills, lines, and effectsMaximize visual appeal by combining Photoshop with PowerPointAdd transitions, photos, motion, sound (narration and music), video, and animationUse SmartArt to create diagramsCreate dynamic charts, equations, maps, and moreUse PowerPoint's extensive clip art collectionTest and set up your presentationLink to Flash, Acrobat, Word, and ExcelPrint presentation materials and create helpful handoutsThe CD includes templates, textures, backgrounds, background music scores, images, alpha channel equipped graphics, maps, illustrations, and more, so this combo gives you the know-how and the tools. An 8-page color insert shows you how to use color effectively. With this friendly guide, you're ready to bring your presentation to life with PowerPoint 2007.Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Get more out of your table saw! The table saw is the most versatile power tool in your shop. Unfortunately, many woodworkers don't realize it! Cutting-Edge Table Saw Tips & Tricks will make woodworking a lot easier no matter what your skill level. Kenneth Burton illustrates how important and efficient your table saw can be with dozens of tricks, techniques and jigs that cover everything from crafting precision joinery to accurately cutting and fitting angles. Each technique is easy, safe and certain to save you time and money. Get started today with any of the three bonus projects inside. You'll also find dozens of practical solutions to complex and "impossible" woodworking situations - helpful hints that make every minute in your woodshop more effective and fun.
Get more out of your table saw!The table saw is the most versatile power tool in your shop. Unfortunately, many woodworkers don't realize it! Cutting-Edge Table Saw Tips & Tricks will make woodworking a lot easier no matter what your skill level.Kenneth Burton illustrates how important and efficient your table saw can be with dozens of tricks, techniques and jigs that cover everything from crafting precision joinery to accurately cutting and fitting angles. Each technique is easy, safe and certain to save you time and money.Get started today with any of the three bonus projects inside. You'll also find dozens of practical solutions to complex and "impossible" woodworking situations - helpful hints that make every minute in your woodshop more effective and fun.
The parents of children with autism know that research is a full-time job. For parents with limited time, ability, or resources to do this, Ken Siri and Tony Lyons have compiled the latest in autism research and treatment. Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism contains contributions from more than eighty experts on a variety of therapies, models, and multifaceted evaluation and treatment centers. Each contributor provides readers with an easy-to-understand description of the topic, including its scientific rationale, development, risks, and benefits. Siri and Lyons include the therapies of the future, focusing on current clinical trials, ongoing research, and the researchers who are striving to better understand autism and find new treatments. Revised and updated to reflect the new developments in the last year, the 2011-2012 edition explains possible causes of autism, including food allergies and gastrointestinal diseases in children. An extensive variety of therapies is discussed, from dietary interventions that reduce sugars and remove gluten to animal assisted therapies that place a dog or cat in the care of the autistic individual to help enhance social and developmental skills. Filled with numerous case studies and more than seventy distinct subjects, Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism is a detailed and informative guide for anyone affected by autism.
WIRED.<P> Africa becomes the battle ground in 21st-century war. As fiberoptic cable is laid down around the continent, two entities fight to control it. One is UpLink Communications, headed by Roger Gordian. The pan-African fiberoptic ring is his most ambitious--and expensive--endeavor to date. His nemesis, Harlan Devane, is penetrating the network. Trading in black market commodities with terrorists and rogue states, the cable offers him unlimited access to a most valuable product: information. To ensure his success, Devane makes his move halfway around the world. He hits Gordian where it hurts--and kidnaps his daughter. Now, Gordian must trust his UpLink team as never before, as they fight on land and sea to turn the tables against Devane...once and for all.
The nostalgic vision of a rural Midwest populated by independent family farmers hides the reality that rural wage labor has been integral to the region's development, says Deborah Fink. Focusing on the porkpacking industry in Iowa, Fink investigates the experience of the rural working class and highlights its significance in shaping the state's economic, political, and social contours. Fink draws both on interviews and on her own firsthand experience working on the production floor of a pork-processing plant. She weaves a fascinating account of the meatpacking industry's history in Iowa--a history, she notes, that has been experienced differently by male and female, immigrant and native-born, white and black workers. Indeed, argues Fink, these differences are a key factor in the ongoing creation of the rural working class. Other writers have denounced the new meatpacking companies for their ruthless destruction of both workers and communities. Fink sustains this criticism, which she augments with a discussion of union action, but also goes beyond it. She looks within rural midwestern culture itself to examine the class, gender, and ethnic contradictions that allowed--indeed welcomed--the meatpacking industry's development.
In this provocative book, noted scholar G. A. Wells tells the story of Higher Criticism: the close study of the scriptures that reveals difficulties and discrepancies. Wells traces the discipline's German beginnings, exploring the problems in the New Testament that prompted scholars to revise traditional theories of the scriptures' origins. Wells then traces the development and reception of these views from the 18th century to today. Drawing on current biblical scholarship, Wells explains how the Jesus of Paul's epistles differs radically from later versions and addresses conservative Christians' attempts to reconcile them. He carefully analyzes what the New Testament says about miracles, the Virgin Birth, the Nativity, Jesus' conflicting genealogies, the Resurrection, the post-Resurrection appearances, and the failed prophecies of imminent apocalypse. Wells persuasively profiles the New Testament as a fascinating but flawed collection of incompatible viewpoints, revealing Jesus as a shifting, ambiguous, legendary figure who reflected the evolving teachings of a fragmented, emotion-based cultic movement.
Skye Fargo knows that in the wild, Indians, animals, and bushwhackers can all end a man's life in a heartbeat. But Jess Van Cleef is a killer like no other. He's blazed a twisted trail of butchery all along the Oregon Trail, killing, ravaging, and mutilating at will. And he's never going to stop the slaughter-because he likes it. Now, the Trailsman is going after Van Cleef, and he's going to make the madman pay for all the blood he's spilled-drop by crimson drop.
Jane thinks nothing can make her lose her cool But the princess of propriety blows a gasket the night she meets the contractor restoring the Wolcott mansion. Devlin Kavanagh's rugged sex appeal may buckle her knees, but the man is out of control! Jane had to deal with theatrics growing up--she won't tolerate them in someone hired to work on the house she and her two best friends have just inherited. Dev could renovate the mansion in his sleep. But ever since the prissy owner spotted him jet-lagged, exhausted and hit hard by a couple of welcome-home drinks, she's been on his case. Yet there's something about her. Jane hides behind conservative clothes and a frosty manner, but her seductive blue eyes and leopard-print heels hint at a woman just dying to cut loose!
With more than 35 years of experience in psychotherapy, Dr. Halpern enables the adult child to understand his or her parent and foster a positive, healthy adult relationship.
From Attica Locke, a writer and producer of FOX's Empire:"The Cutting Season is a rare murder mystery with heft, a historical novel that thrills, a page-turner that makes you think. Attica Locke is a dazzling writer with a conscience."--Dolen Perkins-Valdez, New York Times bestselling author of WenchAfter her breathtaking debut novel, Black Water Rising, won acclaim from major publications and respected crime fiction masters like James Ellroy and George Pelecanos, Locke returns with The Cutting Season, a second novel easily as gripping and powerful as her first--a heart-pounding thriller that interweaves two murder mysteries, one on Belle Vie, a historic landmark in the middle of Lousiana's Sugar Cane country, and one involving a slave gone missing more than one hundred years earlier. Black Water Rising was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, an Edgar® Award, and an NAACP Image Award, and was short-listed for the Orange Prize in the U.K.ation gets under way, the list of suspects grows. But when fresh evidence comes to light and the sheriff's department zeros in on a person of interest, Caren has a bad feeling that the police are chasing the wrong leads. Putting herself at risk, she ventures into dangerous territory as she unearths startling new facts about a very old mystery--the long-ago disappearance of a former slave--that has unsettling ties to the current murder. In pursuit of the truth about Belle Vie's history and her own, Caren discovers secrets about both cases--ones that an increasingly desperate killer will stop at nothing to keep buried.Taut, hauntingly resonant, and beautifully written, The Cutting Season is at once a thoughtful meditation on how America reckons its past with its future, and a high-octane page-turner that unfolds with tremendous skill and vision. With her rare gift for depicting human nature in all its complexities, Attica Locke demonstrates once again that she is "destined for literary stardom" (Dallas Morning News).
Cutting the Fuse offers a wealth of new knowledge about the origins of suicide terrorism and strategies to stop it. Robert A. Pape and James K. Feldman have examined every suicide terrorist attack worldwide from 1980 to 2009, and the insights they have gleaned from that data fundamentally challenge how we understand the root causes of terrorist campaigns today--and reveal why the War on Terror has been ultimately counterproductive. Through a close analysis of suicide campaigns by Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Israel, Chechnya, and Sri Lanka, the authors provide powerful new evidence that, contrary to popular and dangerously mistaken belief, only a tiny minority of these attacks are motivated solely by religion. Instead, the root cause is foreign military occupation, which triggers secular and religious people alike to carry out suicide attacks. Cutting the Fuse calls for new, effective solutions that America and its allies can sustain for decades, relying less on ground troops in Muslim countries and more on offshore, over-the-horizon military forces along with political and economic strategies that empower local communities to stop terrorists in their midst.
The smallest thing can change the path of history. The year is 1976, and the British Empire still spans the globe. Coal drives the world, and the smog of it hangs thick over the canals of London. Clara Calland is on the run. Hunted, along with her scientist mother, by Menshevik spies and Imperial soldiers, they flee Ireland for London. They must escape airships, treachery and capture. Under flooded London's canals they join the rebels who live in the dank tunnels there. Tim Barnabas is one of the under people, born to the secret town of drowned London, place of anti-imperialist republicans and Irish rebels, part of the Liberty - the people who would see a return to older values and free elections. Seeing no further than his next meal, Tim has hired on as a submariner on the Cuttlefish, a coal fired submarine that runs smuggled cargoes beneath the steamship patrols, to the fortress America and beyond. When the ravening Imperial soldiery comes, Clara and her mother are forced to flee aboard the Cuttlefish. Hunted like beasts, the submarine and her crew must undertake a desperate voyage across the world, from the Faeroes to the Caribbean and finally across the Pacific to find safety. But only Clara and Tim Barnabas can steer them past treachery and disaster, to freedom in Westralia. Carried with them-a lost scientific secret that threatens the very heart of Imperial power.
By the end of this book you will have an outstanding CV- Identify your strengths- Understand what recruiters are looking for- Write a powerful CV- Tailor your CV for a specific role- Get the job you wantOther books help you talk the talk. The Teach Yourself Coach books helps you walk the walk.Who are you? * Anyone looking for a jobWhere this book take you?* You will be fully prepared to give an outstanding interviewHow does it work?* A combination of practical tried-and-tested advice, and unique interactive exercisesWhen can you do it?* In your own time, at your own paceWhat else do you get?* Access to free online videos and printable resourcesWhy Teach Yourself®?* Teach Yourself books are trusted around the world and have helped sixty million people achieve their goals
The official study guide for the Certified Wireless Analysis Professional certification from CWNPFour leading wireless experts thoroughly prepare you for the vendor-neutral CWAP exam administered by CWNP, the industry leader for enterprise Wi-Fi training and certification. This official study guide not only covers all exam objectives for the CWAP exam, it also prepares you to administer and troubleshoot complex enterprise WLAN environments.Covers all exam objectives for the Certified Wireless Analysis Professional (CWAP) examCovers 802.11 physical (PHY) and 802.11 MAC layer frame formats and technologiesAlso covers 802.11 operation and frame exchanges, spectrum analysis and troubleshooting, and protocol analysis and troubleshootingIncludes hands-on exercises using the Wireshark protocol analyzer and Fluke Network's Spectrum analyzer softwareCompanion CD includes two practice exams and over 150 electronic flashcardsAdvancing your skills as a wireless administrator professional? Start by passing the CWAP exam with the complete test prep you'll find in this practical study guide and CD.Note: CD-ROM materials for eBook purchases can be downloaded from http://booksupport.wiley.com.
Updated edition of this top-selling CWNA study guideSybex is the official publisher for CWNP, Inc., the organization behind the the CWNA certification. The new edition of Sybex's top-selling CWNA Study Guide covers the latest CWNA Exam, PW0-105. If you're preparing for the exam, you'll find full coverage of radio frequency (RF) technologies, as well as IEEE 802.11 regulations and standards, protocols and devices, network security, and much more. This detailed book not only covers all exam objectives, it also includes practical chapter review questions and hands-on exercises. The book's website offers additional practice exams and flashcards, demo software, and more.Prepares you for Exam PW0-105, the new CWNA exam administered by the Certified Wireless Network Professional, Inc.Covers all exam objectives, including radio frequency (RF) technologies and IEEE 802.11 regulations and standards, protocols and devices, network implementation, network security, and RF site surveyingIncludes practical examples and review questions to reinforce learningDiscusses the latest information on wireless trends, protocols, and standards--helpful whether you're preparing for the exam or notProvides additional practice exams, electronic flashcards, demo software, and more from the book's accompanying websiteCWNA certification is the foundation for any professional who uses wireless networks--and a springboard to more advanced wireless certifications. Get started today with this detailed CWNA prep guide.Note: CD-ROM materials for eBook purchases can be downloaded from http://booksupport.wiley.com.
Sybex is now the official publisher for CWNP, the certifying vendor for the CWNA program. This valuable guide covers all objectives for the newest version of the PW0-104 exam, including radio technologies; antenna concepts; wireless LAN hardware and software; network design, installation and management; wireless standards and organizations; 802. 11 network architecture; wireless LAN security; performing site surveys; and troubleshooting. Also included are hands-on exercises, chapter review questions, a detailed glossary, and a pre-assessment test. The CD-ROM features two bonus exams, over 150 flashcards, and numerous White Papers and demo software. Note: CD-ROM materials for eBook purchases can be downloaded from CWNP's website at www. cwnp. com/sybex.
Sybex is now the official publisher for Certified Wireless Network Professional, the certifying vendor for the CWSP program. This guide covers all exam objectives, including WLAN discovery techniques, intrusion and attack techniques, 802. 11 protocol analysis. Wireless intrusion-prevention systems implementation, layer 2 and 3 VPNs used over 802. 11 networks, and managed endpoint security systems. It also covers enterprise/SMB/SOHO/Public-Network Security design models and security solution implementation, building robust security networks, wireless LAN management systems, and much more.
Sybex is now the official publisher for Certified Wireless Network Professional, the certifying vendor for the CWSP program. This guide covers all exam objectives, including WLAN discovery techniques, intrusion and attack techniques, 802.11 protocol analysis. Wireless intrusion-prevention systems implementation, layer 2 and 3 VPNs used over 802.11 networks, and managed endpoint security systems. It also covers enterprise/SMB/SOHO/Public-Network Security design models and security solution implementation, building robust security networks, wireless LAN management systems, and much more.