Predator

Autore: Wilbur Smith
Editore: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0007535783
Grandezza: 77,72 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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LET THE HUNT BEGIN.

Predator

Autore: Richard Whittle
Editore: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 0805099654
Grandezza: 52,67 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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The untold story of the birth of the Predator drone, a wonder weapon that transformed the American military, reshaped modern warfare, and sparked a revolution in aviation The creation of the first weapon in history whose operators can stalk and kill an enemy on the other side of the globe was far more than clever engineering. As Richard Whittle shows in Predator, it was one of the most profound developments in the history of military and aerospace technology. Once considered fragile toys, drones were long thought to be of limited utility. The Predator itself was resisted at nearly every turn by the military establishment, but a few iconoclasts refused to see this new technology smothered at birth. The remarkable cast of characters responsible for developing the Predator includes a former Israeli inventor who turned his Los Angeles garage into a drone laboratory, two billionaire brothers marketing a futuristic weapon to help combat Communism, a pair of fighter pilots willing to buck their white-scarf fraternity, a cunning Pentagon operator nicknamed "Snake," and a secretive Air Force organization known as Big Safari. When an Air Force team unleashed the first lethal drone strikes in 2001 for the CIA, the military's view of drones changed nearly overnight. Based on five years of research and hundreds of interviews, Predator reveals the dramatic inside story of the creation of a revolutionary weapon that forever changed the way we wage war and opened the door to a new age in aviation.

Predator

Autore: Terri Blackstock
Editore: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310555574
Grandezza: 16,78 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Bestselling author Terri Blackstock presents this Ebook of her newest standalone novel, Predator. The murder of Krista Carmichael’s fourteen-year-old sister by an online predator has shaken her faith and made her question God’s justice and protection. Desperate to find the killer, she creates an online persona to bait the predator. But when the stalker turns his sights on her, will Krista be able to control the outcome? Ryan Adkins started the social network GrapeVyne in his college dorm and has grown it into a billion-dollar corporation. But he never expected it to become a stalking ground for online Predators. One of them lives in his town and has killed two girls and attacked a third. When Ryan meets Krista, the murders become more than a news story to him, and everything is on the line. Joining forces, he and Krista set out to stop the killer. But when hunters pursue a hunter, the tables can easily turn. Only God can protect them now.

Predator

Autore: Patricia Cornwell
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 074810951X
Grandezza: 30,24 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 1999
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Florida is full of human predators, and they all give Dr Kay Scarpetta the opportunity and the means to do what she does best - persuading the dead to speak to her. And in Boston, Benton Wesley is working on a secret case involving convicted killers. It is a project which gives Scarpetta deep disquiet, as does the behaviour of her niece, Lucy, who is spending too much time in cheap bars looking for casual pick-ups. The Academy is called when a woman's body is found in Boston. She has been tortured, sexually abused, her body tattooed with handprints. The same sort of handprints Lucy had seen on the flesh of her latest pick-up. Meanwhile, Scarpetta and Marino are investigating the disappearance of a family in Florida, called in by a concerned neighbour, but as they search and find the tell-tale signs of abduction rather than disappearance, they also discover that someone had assumed the identity of the caller, and she is now dead. They've been set up, and it becomes clear that someone is tracking their every move.

The Predator

Autore: Katherine Applegate
Editore: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545291577
Grandezza: 41,61 MB
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Resenting his Animorph powers, Marco prefers to watch over his widower father until he learns that his mother is still alive, and he is horrified to discover that she is the highest ranking officer in the Yeerk army.

Predator

Autore: DK
Editore: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1405371374
Grandezza: 34,75 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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DK Eyewitness Predator is a brand new topic for this bestselling reference series. Amazing photographs offer your child a unique "eyewitness" view of the natural world's largest, fastest and most lethal predators. Show your child the incredible array of weapons, tactics, defences, and disguises used by animals in their battle for survival. They'll also discover that every animal is either a predator or prey and how important maintaining this balance is in particular ecosystems. Now available in ebook(PDF) format.

Analysis Of Vertebrate Predator Prey Community

Autore: Vadim Sidorovich
Editore: Tesey
ISBN: 9854634566
Grandezza: 34,45 MB
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This monograph is about predation in vertebrate animal community. The studies were done in the seminatural terrains with transitional mixed forest within the European forest zone in Belarus. The result part was organised as a top-down flow: First, the community characteristics related to predators were estimated. I presented data on predator species richness, population density and biomass with special attention paid to the changes in predator species diversity occurred during the last two centuries and particularly in connection with the American mink and raccoon dog naturalization. Then, the main features of predator food niches were given, and the structure of various predator guilds and size structure in predators were analysed. The next part of the monograph was devoted to examining of community-important factors acting in semi-natural terrains. Such factors affected either the whole community or its marked fragment. The last quite a large part of the monograph consisted of many chapters which present more or less essential results on different predator species, and stresses hot questions of their population ecology.

Predators

Autore: Brian Glyn Williams
Editore: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1612346189
Grandezza: 78,85 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 2329
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Predators is a riveting introduction to the murky world of Predator and Reaper drones, the CIAas and U.S. militaryas most effective and controversial killing tools. Brian Glyn Williams combines policy analysis with the human drama of the spies, terrorists, insurgents, and innocent tribal peoples who have been killed in the covert operationthe CIAas largest assassination campaign since the Vietnam War erabeing waged in Pakistanas tribal regions via remote control aircraft known as drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles. Having traveled extensively in the Pashtun tribal areas while working for the U.S. military and the CIA, Williams explores in detail of the new technology of airborne assassinations. From miniature Scorpion missiles designed to kill terrorists while avoiding civilian collateral damageA to prathrais, the cigarette lightersize homing beacons spies plant on their unsuspecting targets to direct drone missiles to them, the author describes the drone arsenal in full. Evaluating the ethics of targeted killings and drone technology, Williams covers more than a hundred drone strikes, analyzing the number of slain civilians versus the number of terrorists killed to address the claims of antidrone activists. In examining the future of drone warfare, he reveals that the U.S. military is already building more unmanned than manned aerial vehicles. Predators helps us weigh the pros and cons of the drone program so that we can decide whether it is a vital strategic asset, a frenemy, A or a little of both.

The Serengeti Lion

Autore: George B. Schaller
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226736600
Grandezza: 74,92 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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Based on three years of study in the Serengeti National Park, George B. Schaller’s The Serengeti Lion describes the vast impact of the lion and other predators on the vast herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle for which the area is famous. The most comprehensive book available on the lion, this classic work includes the author’s findings on all aspects of lion behavior, including its social system, population dynamics, hunting behavior, and predation patterns. “If you have only enough time to read one book about field biology, this is the one I recommend.”—Edward O. Wilson, Science “This book conveys not only the fascination of its particular study of lion behavior but the drama and wonder and beauty of the intimate interdependence of all living things.”—Saturday Review “This is an important book, not just for its valuable information on lions, but for its broad, open, and intelligent approach to problems that cut across the fields of behavior, populations, ecology, wildlife management, evolution, anthropology, and comparative biology.”—Richard G. Van Gelder, Bioscience

Predator

Autore: Dan Abnett
Editore: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1506700500
Grandezza: 71,72 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 6365
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Colonial Marines land on the planet Tartarus to investigate illegal prospecting by a rival corporation on a Weyland-Yutani claim. But what they find are the shell-shocked survivors of a battle with extraterrestrial hunters over the possession of a mysterious horseshoe-shaped spaceship of unknown origin. The Weyland-Yutani rep demands the marines take the ship, and the marine captain is determined to protect her crew. But neither objective is likely when a band of Predators attacks! Predator: Life and Death is chapter one in a new story cycle involving Predators, Aliens, and the mysterious Engineers from Prometheus!