Cold Zero

Author: Christopher Whitcomb
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 044655121X
Size: 29.81 MB
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Only 200 people have ever been in Christopher Whitcomb's elite branch of the F.B.I. The Hostage Rescue Team is its most highly trained and specialized squadron -- equivalent to the Navy's Seals and the Army's Delta Force -- charged with terrorist capture, hostage situations, and other large-scale emergencies in the U.S. and around the world. Whitcomb is the first HRT member ever to write about his experience. With breathtaking immediacy, Whitcomb describes the brutal training, the weapons and tactics, and the unbreakable camaraderie of the HRT. In short order, after joining HRT in 1991, Whitcomb was sent on missions to Ruby Ridge and Waco, and his frank assessment of those missions is must reading for anyone interested in modern law enforcement. Only rarely does a writer this accomplished have a life this dramatic. "Cold Zero" is a book of rare action and emotion, and one that introduces a remarkable new writer to the world.

Cold Zero

Author: Christopher Whitcomb
Publisher: Thorndike Press
ISBN: 9780446799652
Size: 80.26 MB
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For the first time a member of the F.B.I.Us elite Hostage Rescue Team--its most highly trained and specialized squadron that handles large-scale emergencies in the U.S.--reveals his experiences, describing in breathtaking detail the brutal training, the weapons and tactics, and the dramatic showdowns that marked many of his missions, including Ruby Ridge and Waco.

Cold Zero

Author: Christopher Whitcomb
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 044655121X
Size: 73.81 MB
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Only 200 people have ever been in Christopher Whitcomb's elite branch of the F.B.I. The Hostage Rescue Team is its most highly trained and specialized squadron -- equivalent to the Navy's Seals and the Army's Delta Force -- charged with terrorist capture, hostage situations, and other large-scale emergencies in the U.S. and around the world. Whitcomb is the first HRT member ever to write about his experience. With breathtaking immediacy, Whitcomb describes the brutal training, the weapons and tactics, and the unbreakable camaraderie of the HRT. In short order, after joining HRT in 1991, Whitcomb was sent on missions to Ruby Ridge and Waco, and his frank assessment of those missions is must reading for anyone interested in modern law enforcement. Only rarely does a writer this accomplished have a life this dramatic. "Cold Zero" is a book of rare action and emotion, and one that introduces a remarkable new writer to the world.

Absolute Zero And The Conquest Of Cold

Author: Tom Shachtman
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 9780547525952
Size: 23.25 MB
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“A lovely, fascinating book, which brings science to life.” —Alan Lightman Combining science, history, and adventure, Tom Shachtman “holds the reader’s attention with the skill of a novelist” as he chronicles the story of humans’ four-centuries-long quest to master the secrets of cold (Scientific American). “A disarming portrait of an exquisite, ferocious, world-ending extreme,” Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold demonstrates how temperature science produced astonishing scientific insights and applications that have revolutionized civilization (Kirkus Reviews). It also illustrates how scientific advancement, fueled by fortuitous discoveries and the efforts of determined individuals, has allowed people to adapt to—and change—the environments in which they live and work, shaping man’s very understanding of, and relationship, with the world. This “truly wonderful book” was adapted into an acclaimed documentary underwritten by the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, directed by British Emmy Award winner David Dugan, and aired on the BBC and PBS’s Nova in 2008 (Library Journal). “An absorbing account to chill out with.” —Booklist

Cold Barrel Zero

Author: Matthew Quirk
Publisher: Mulholland Books
ISBN: 0316259209
Size: 53.31 MB
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A CODE HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT. A BLACK OPS TEAM THAT WENT TOO FAR. John Hayes is a Special Operations legend who went rogue on a deep-cover mission and betrayed his own soldiers. Disgraced and on the run, he returns to the United States to get back to his wife and daughter and take revenge on his accusers with a series of devastating attacks. Only one man can stop him: Thomas Byrne. He once fought alongside Hayes as a combat medic, but he gave up the gun. Now a surgeon, he moves from town to town, trying to forget his past, until he is called upon by a high-ranking government official to help capture the man he once called a friend. Hayes and Byrne were once as close as brothers, but with the fate of the nation hanging in the balance and nothing as it seems, both men must decide whom to trust--and whom to betray. In a final, explosive battle for justice, they face off along a rifle's cold barrel. Cold Barrel Zero brings together the blistering pace of Lee Child, the nonstop action of Brad Thor, and the richly drawn characters and moral stakes of Daniel Silva. An experienced reporter armed with deep behind-the-scenes research into America's Special Operations Forces, Quirk takes the military thriller to a new level of suspense.

Cold Chemistry

Author: Olivier Dulieu
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 1782625976
Size: 57.98 MB
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Explores the theoretical and experimental aspects of cold and ultracold molecular collisions, for students and researchers in theoretical chemistry and chemical reaction/molecular dynamics.

Below Zero

Author:
Publisher: Gestalten
ISBN: 9783899556780
Size: 79.40 MB
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From dog sledding to ice fishing to waterfall climbing to bandy, countless possibilities await beyond the crowded ski slope and traditional winter activities. Create the winter wonderland that you desire and crave. Colder temperatures invite a variety of unique ways to interact with nature. Dog sleighs and snowshoes facilitate movement across snowy plains for everyday icy life whilst ice motocross and figure skating provide a burst of adrenaline. Whether you are looking for a vacation spot where the sun shimmers off of a glittering frozen cliff or for an athletic alternative to the conventional ski slopes, Below Zero celebrates the search for cabins instead of offices and parkas instead of suit jackets. Through images of landscapes dusted in a powdery palette and depictions of cold weather athletics, any questions of what to do with a snow day are answered in Below Zero. This volume explores the brisk side of nature's beauty and the adventures that await when the mercury drops.

Cold World

Author: Dominic Fox
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1846942179
Size: 22.22 MB
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To live well in the world one must be able to enjoy it: to love, Freud says, and work. Dejection is the state of being in which such enjoyment is no longer possible. There is an aesthetic dimension to dejection, in which the world appears in a new light. In this book, the dark serenity of dejection is examined through a study of the poetry of Hopkins and Coleridge, and the music of depressive black metal artists such as Burzum and Xasthur. The author then develops a theory of militant dysphoria via an analysis of the writings of the Red Army Fraction's activist-theoretician, Ulrike Meinhof. The book argues that the cold world of dejection is one in which new creative and political possibilities, as well as dangers, can arise. It is not enough to live well in the world: one must also be able to affirm that another world is possible.

Cold Zero

Author: Alan D. Altieri
Publisher: Delos Digital srl
ISBN: 8825405405
Size: 41.34 MB
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Narrativa - romanzo (110 pagine) - In una remota stazione di sorveglianza sulle montagne, isolata da tutto e da tutti, all'improvviso ci si rende conto che è successo qualcosa al mondo. Qualcosa di terribile, che presto scatenerà la morte anche fra di loro... Dal maestro dell'apocalisse, Alan D. Altieri, una nuova serie spin-off di The Tube, la saga horror più tosta del momento! Siamo in cima... “all’ultima montagna della terra.” Una remota stazione di sorveglianza di un sistema governativo di controllo delle comunicazioni. Turni noiosi in un luogo isolato. Fino a quando dal mondo esterno cominciano ad arrivare notizie sempre più agghiaccianti. Fino a quando, un luogo dopo l’altro, un continente dopo l’altro, “la spina viene staccata”, arrivando infine alla condizione “Cold Zero”: il collasso totale di tutte le tele-comunicazioni. Il Morbo si è diffuso, e il mondo sta collassando. Così, mentre il genere umano si avventa a divorare se stesso, mentre le città bruciano, le strutture cedono e la civiltà si disgrega, per gli uomini e le donne sulla montagna si pone il più terribile dei dilemmi. Restare e osservare, oppure andare e sopravvivere? Saranno Korvin, Red-Eye, Jester e Doc, nomadi di un'Apocalisse annunciata, a compiere la scelta definitiva. Perché se l'inferno non va dalla montagna, allora sarà la montagna a sfidare l'inferno. Sergio “Alan” D. Altieri, classe 1952, servizio militare assolto, ingegnere meccanico, fin da Città Oscura (1981), suo romanzo d'esordio, è stato considerato l'inventore del “thriller apocalittico” Italian-style. Narratore, sceneggiatore, traduttore, editor, Altieri ha scritto oltre venti romanzi e decine di racconti e articoli. Tra i suoi libri più famosi la monumentale Trilogia di Magdeburg, la Pentalogia di Los Angeles e la serie Sniper. Tra le sue traduzioni la celebre saga del Trono di spade di George R.R. Martin diventata un cult mondiale. Per saperne di più su Alan D. Altieri e sul suo lavoro si possono consultare la voce su Wikipedia e la pagina su Facebook. È scomparso il 16 giugno 2017.

Inside Cyber Warfare

Author: Jeffrey Carr
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449325459
Size: 15.11 MB
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When the Stuxnet computer worm damaged the Iranian nuclear program in 2010, the public got a small glimpse into modern cyber warfare—without truly realizing the scope of this global conflict. Inside Cyber Warfare provides fascinating and disturbing details on how nations, groups, and individuals throughout the world increasingly rely on Internet attacks to gain military, political, and economic advantages over their adversaries. This updated second edition takes a detailed look at the complex domain of cyberspace, and the players and strategies involved. You’ll discover how sophisticated hackers working on behalf of states or organized crime patiently play a high-stakes game that could target anyone, regardless of affiliation or nationality. Discover how Russian investment in social networks benefits the Kremlin Learn the role of social networks in fomenting revolution in the Middle East and Northern Africa Explore the rise of anarchist groups such as Anonymous and LulzSec Look inside cyber warfare capabilities of nations including China and Israel Understand how the U.S. can legally engage in covert cyber operations Learn how the Intellectual Property war has become the primary focus of state-sponsored cyber operations Jeffrey Carr, the founder and CEO of Taia Global, Inc., is a cyber intelligence expert and consultant who specializes in the investigation of cyber attacks against governments and infrastructures by state and non-state hackers.