Predator

Autore: Richard Whittle
Editore: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 0805099654
Grandezza: 58,11 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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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: Matt J. Martin
Editore: Zenith Press
ISBN: 161673986X
Grandezza: 60,60 MB
Formato: PDF
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DIV The Nintendo generation has taken to the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan where remotely controlled aircraft are killing America¹s enemies and saving American lives. Matt J. Martin is considered a "top gun" in the world of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). For nearly four years, he has flown hundreds of missions on two warfronts in a new kind of combat that, until recently, was largely classified Top Secret. He and his fellow Predator pilots have been actively involved in virtually every facet of the War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan: tracking Osama bin Laden; capturing top al-Qaeda leader al-Zarqawi; fighting with the U.S. Marines in Fallujah; and rescuing aid workers kidnapped in Afghanistan by the Taliban. This is Matt J. Martin's story and that of his aircraft, the 27-foot long Predator. /div

Predator

Autore: Wilbur Smith
Editore: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0007535783
Grandezza: 38,59 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
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LET THE HUNT BEGIN.

Predators

Autore: Brian Glyn Williams
Editore: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1612346189
Grandezza: 38,96 MB
Formato: PDF
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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.

Predator

Autore: Patricia Cornwell
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 074810951X
Grandezza: 40,69 MB
Formato: PDF
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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.

Predators

Autore: Anna C. Salter
Editore: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465071739
Grandezza: 28,49 MB
Formato: PDF
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A nationally renowned consultant on sex offenders offers a chilling and insightful psychological profile of this particular kink in the human animal, revealing how they think and how and why they commit their crimes. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Predator

Autore: Terri Blackstock
Editore: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310555574
Grandezza: 47,32 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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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.

The Predator

Autore: Katherine Applegate
Editore: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545291577
Grandezza: 75,20 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

The Girl S Guide To Predators

Autore: Alison Summers
Editore: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
ISBN: 1742622399
Grandezza: 32,17 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 8710
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Have you ever dated a predator, a narcissist or a liar? If these characteristics sound at all familiar, chances are that you have: -He is adamant everyone get onside, helping him get where he wants to go, yet he seldom feels gratitude or expresses appreciation -He blames all his mistakes or failures on other people, hangs on to resentments and is highly critical of others -He exhibits no empathy, is deceitful and manipulative, and displays only shallow emotions Psychologists estimate that all women will be put in harm's way, in one form or another, by a predator during their lifetime. At their most extreme, the predator is a sociopath who lures woman into psychologically-damaging relationships that are almost impossible to walk away from safely. More common is the garden-variety narcissist or the man with anti-social personality disorder. Then there are the stalkers... After her own terrifying experience, Alison Summers has created The Girl's Guide to Predators. It is everything you need to know about the predatory man. With countless case studies and real-life examples, and based on years of research, this is the guidebook that no girl can afford not to read.

Predator

Autore: Dan Abnett
Editore: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1506700500
Grandezza: 42,99 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 3839
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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!