Autore: Richard Whittle
Editore: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 0805099654
Grandezza: 36,38 MB
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Vista: 8147
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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.


Autore: Wilbur Smith
Editore: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062276530
Grandezza: 47,47 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 1727
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Former operative Major Hector Cross must face off against a pair of lethal enemies and prevent an international catastrophe in this gripping contemporary adventure-thriller—perfect for fans of Clive Cussler, Ted Bell, and Vince Flynn—from the legendary worldwide bestselling author of Desert God and Golden Lion. One of the most formidable fighters in the world, ex-SAS warrior and former private security consultant Major Hector Cross has survived explosive tangles with depraved enemies—warlords, pirates, and arms dealers—from the Middle East to the heart of Africa. Now, Cross must take the law into his own hands once again to stop a vengeful old enemy who has resurfaced—and hunt down a deadly new nemesis in pursuit of global domination. Co-written with internationally bestselling author Tom Cain, this exciting tale, filled with knife-edge tension, cunning global intrigue, rip-roaring action, and breathtaking adventure, demonstrates the extraordinary vision and talent of a writer with a gift for consistently delivering nonstop entertainment.


Autore: Matt J. Martin
Editore: Zenith Press
ISBN: 161673986X
Grandezza: 44,24 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9148
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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


Autore: Brian Glyn Williams
Editore: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1612346170
Grandezza: 55,96 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 5256
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Predators is a riveting introduction to the murky world of Predator and Reaper drones, the CIA's and U.S. military's 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 operation-the CIA's largest assassination campaign since the Vietnam War era-being waged in Pakistan's 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 damage" to prathrais, the cigarette lighter-size 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," or a little of both.

Animorphs 5 The Predator

Autore: K.A. Applegate
Editore: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545387973
Grandezza: 10,52 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 5856
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The wildly popular series by K.A. Applegate is back! The first six books of Animorphs return, with striking new lenticular covers that morph. Marco never wanted to be an Animorph. He didn't want the ability to change into any animal he touches. And he certainly didn't want to be one of a handful of kids that are the planet's only defense against a secret alien army. His friends know why he feels the way he does. He's worried about his dad -- the only family Marco has left. If anything happens to him, his father will be alone. But something big is about to change for Marco. Something that could finally give him a reason to fight.


Autore: Anna C. Salter
Editore: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN: 9780465071739
Grandezza: 43,84 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8954
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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.


Autore: Terri Blackstock
Editore: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310555574
Grandezza: 79,69 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 5966
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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.


Autore: Dan Abnett
Editore: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1506700500
Grandezza: 72,66 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1864
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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!

The Predator

Autore: K. A. Applegate
Editore: Apple
ISBN: 9780590629812
Grandezza: 26,66 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 9520
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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. Original.

Predator Fire And Stone 4

Autore: Joshua Williamson
Editore: Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)
Grandezza: 57,74 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5518
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**PREDATOR VS. ENGINEER!** As the Predator sets out on his greatest hunt, Galgo must decide if atoning for his past sins is worth the ultimate sacrifice! * The deadliest game is revealed in the heart-stopping climax! * From the artist of _Five Ghosts_! * Sets up Kelly Sue DeConnick's epic, oversized special, _Prometheus: Fire and StoneOmega_!