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Food Safety in China: Science, Technology, Management and Regulat...
by Wiley

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English

Pages

596

Publication Date

March 14, 2017

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From contaminated infant formula to a spate of all-too familiar headlines in recent years, food safety has emerged as one of the harsher realities behind China's economic miracle. Tainted beef, horse meat and dioxin outbreaks in the western world have also put food safety in the global spotlight.<br /><br /><i>Food Safety in China: Science, Technology, Management and Regulation </i>presents a comprehensive overview of the history and current state of food safety in China, along with emerging regulatory trends and the likely future needs of the country. Although the focus is on China, global perspectives are presented in the chapters and 33 of the 99 authors are from outside of China.<br /><br />Timely and illuminating, this book offers invaluable insights into our understanding of a critical link in the increasingly globalized complex food supply chain of today's world.
Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why
by Laurence Gonzales

Language

English

Pages

327

Publication Date

January 10, 2017

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<p><strong>“Unique among survival books . . . stunning . . . enthralling. <em>Deep Survival</em> makes compelling, and chilling, reading.”—<em>Denver Post</em></strong></p><br />Over a decade since its original publication, Laurence Gonzales’s bestselling <em>Deep Survival</em> has helped save lives from the deepest wildernesses, just as it has improved readers’ everyday lives. Its mix of adventure narrative, survival science, and practical advice has inspired everyone from business leaders to military officers, educators, and psychiatric professionals on how to take control of stress, learn to assess risk, and make better decisions under pressure. Now with a new introduction on how this book can help readers overcome any of life’s obstacles, Gonzales’s gripping narrative is set to motivate and enlighten a new generation of readers.
100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative's Guide to Eluding Pursuers...
by Clint Emerson

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

October 13, 2015

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A hands-on, practical survival guide from retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson—adapted for civilians from actual special forces operations—to eluding pursuers, evading capture, and surviving any dangerous situation.<BR><BR>In today’s increasingly dangerous world, threats to your personal safety are everywhere. From acts of terror to mass shootings, and from the unseen (and sometimes virtual) matrix of everyday crime, danger is no longer confined to dark alleys or unstable regions. Potentially life-threatening circumstances can arise anywhere, anytime, and Clint Emerson—former Navy SEAL—wants you to be prepared.<BR> <BR><i>100 Deadly Skills </i>contains proven self-defense skills, evasion tactics, and immobilizing maneuvers—modified from the world of black ops—to help you take action in numerous “worst case” scenarios from escaping a locked trunk, to making an improvised Taser, to tricking facial recognition software. With easy-to-understand instructions and illustrations, Emerson outlines in detail many life-saving strategies and teaches you how to think and act like a member of the special forces.<BR> <BR>This complete course in survival teaches you how to prevent tracking, evade a kidnapping, elude an active shooter, rappel down the side of a building, immobilize a bad guy, protect yourself against cyber-criminals, and much more—all using low-tech to “no-tech” methods. Clear, detailed, and presented in an easy-to-understand and execute format, <i>100 Deadly Skills</i> is an invaluable resource. Because let’s face it, when danger is imminent, you don’t have time for complicated instructions.
Dangerous Personalities: An FBI Profiler Shows You How to Identif...
by , Toni Sciarra Poynter

Language

English

Pages

258

Publication Date

October 07, 2014

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<b>What makes a narcissist go from self-involved to terrifying? In this national bestseller, Joe Navarro, a leading FBI profiler, unlocks the secrets to the personality disorders that put us all at risk. </b><br /><br /><i>“I should have known.”</i><br /><i>“How could we have missed the warning signs?”</i><br /><i>”I always thought there was something off about him.”</i><br /><br />When we wake up to new tragedies in the news every day—shootings, rampages, acts of domestic terrorism—we often blame ourselves for missing the mania lurking inside unsuspecting individuals. But how could we have known that the charismatic leader had the characteristics of a tyrant? And how can ordinary people identify threats from those who are poised to devastate their lives on a daily basis—the crazy coworkers, out-of-control family members, or relentless neighbors?<br /><br />In <i>Dangerous Personalities</i>, former FBI profiler Joe Navarro has the answers. He shows us how to identify the four most common "dangerous personalities" and how to analyze the potential threat level: the Narcissist, the Predator, the Paranoid, and the Unstable Personality. Along the way, he provides essential tips and tricks to protect ourselves both immediately and in the long-term, as well as how to heal the trauma of being exposed to the destructive egos in our world.
Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opio...
by Barry Meier

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English

Pages

211

Publication Date

May 29, 2018

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<b>“Groundbreaking . . . the shocking account of the origins of today's opioid epidemic, the creators of this plague, and the way to help stop it.”—Sam Quinones, author of <i>Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic</i></b><br /><br /><b>“Prescient . . . a landmark work of investigative journalism.”—David A. Kessler, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and author of <i>The End of Overeating</i></b><br /><br /> Between 1999 and 2017, an estimated 250,000 Americans died from overdoses involving prescription painkillers, a plague ignited by Purdue Pharma’s aggressive marketing of OxyContin. Families, working class and wealthy, have been torn apart, businesses destroyed, and public officials pushed to the brink.<br /><br /> In <i>Pain Killer,</i> Pulitzer Prize–winning <i>New York Times</i> reporter Barry Meier exposes the roots of the most pressing health epidemic of the twenty-first century. Powerful narcotic painkillers, or opioids, were once used as drugs of last resort for pain sufferers. Purdue turned OxyContin into a billion-dollar blockbuster by launching an unprecedented marketing campaign claiming that the drug’s long-acting formulation made it safer to use than traditional painkillers for many types of pain. That illusion was quickly shattered as drug abusers learned that crushing an Oxy could release its narcotic payload all at once. Even in its prescribed form, Oxy proved fiercely addictive. As OxyContin’s use and abuse grew, Purdue concealed what it knew from regulators, doctors, and patients.<br /><br /> Here are the people who profited from the crisis and those who paid the price, those who plotted in boardrooms and those who tried to sound alarm bells. A country doctor in rural Virginia, Art Van Zee, took on Purdue and warned officials about OxyContin abuse. An ebullient high school cheerleader, Lindsey Myers, was reduced to stealing from her parents to feed her escalating Oxy habit. A hard-charging DEA official, Laura Nagel, tried to hold Purdue executives to account. The drugmaker’s owners, Raymond and Mortimer Sackler, whose names adorn museums worldwide, made enormous fortunes from the commercial success of OxyContin.<br /><br /> In this updated edition of <i>Pain Killer, </i>Barry Meier breaks new ground in his decades-long investigation into the opioid epidemic. He takes readers inside Purdue to show how long the company withheld information about the abuse of OxyContin and gives a shocking account of the Justice Department’s failure to alter the trajectory of the opioid epidemic and protect thousands of lives. Equal parts crime thriller, medical detective story, and business exposé, <i>Pain Killer</i> is a hard-hitting look at how a supposed wonder drug became the gateway drug to a national tragedy.<b><i><br /></i></b>
Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life: A Former CIA Officer Reveals...
by Jason Hanson

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English

Pages

264

Publication Date

September 22, 2015

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<b><b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestseller that reveals the safety, security, and survival techniques that 99% of Americans don’t know—but should</b><br /></b><br />When Jason Hanson joined the CIA in 2003, he never imagined that the same tactics he used as a CIA officer for counter intelligence, surveillance, and protecting agency personnel would prove to be essential in every day civilian life.<br /><br /> In addition to escaping handcuffs, picking locks, and spotting when someone is telling a lie, he can improvise a self-defense weapon, pack a perfect emergency kit, and disappear off the grid if necessary. He has also honed his “positive awareness”—a heightened sense of his surroundings that allows him to spot suspicious and potentially dangerous behavior—on the street, in a taxi, at the airport, when dining out, or in any other situation.<br /><br /> In his engaging and empowering book <b>Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life</b>, Jason shares this know-how with readers, revealing how to:<br /><br /> <br />   •  prevent home invasions, carjackings, muggings, and other violent crimes <br />   •  run counter-surveillance and avoid becoming a soft target <br />   •  recognize common scams at home and abroad <br />   •  become a human lie detector in any setting, including business negotiations <br />   •  gain peace of mind by being prepared for anything instead of uninformed or afraid <br /><br /> With the skill of a trained operative and the relatability of a suburban dad, Jason Hanson brings his top-level training to everyday Americans in this must-have guide to staying safe in an increasingly dangerous world.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Survive Like a Spy: Real CIA Operatives Reveal How They Stay Safe...
by Jason Hanson

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English

Pages

255

Publication Date

March 06, 2018

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<b>Follow-up to the New York Times bestseller <i>Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life</i>--revealing high-stakes techniques and survival secrets from real intelligence officers in life-or-death situations around the world</b><br /><br />Everyone loves a good spy story, but most of the ones we hear are fictional. That's because the most dangerous and important spycraft is done in secret, often hidden in plain sight.<br /><br /> In this powerful new book, bestselling author and former CIA officer Jason Hanson takes the reader deep inside the world of espionage, revealing true stories and expert tactics from real agents engaged in life-threatening missions around the world.<br /><br /> With breathtaking accounts of spy missions in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and elsewhere, the book reveals how to:<br /><br /> * Achieve mental sharpness to be ready for anything<br /> * Escape if taken hostage<br /> * Set up a perfect safe site<br /> * Assume a fake identity <br /> * Master the "Weapons of Mass Influence" to recruit others, build rapport, and make allies when you need them most<br /><br /> With real-life spy drama that reads like a novel paired with expert practical techniques, <i>Survive Like a Spy</i> will keep you on the edge of your seat – and help you stay safe when you need it most.
SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Survi...
by John 'Lofty' Wiseman

Language

English

Pages

579

Publication Date

November 11, 2014

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<p><strong>The ultimate guide to surviving anywhere, now updated with more than 100 pages of additional material, including a new chapter on urban survival </strong></p><p><strong>"A classic. ... Addresses every conceivable disaster scenario. Don’t leave home without it” <em>—</em><em>Outside</em></strong></p><p>Revised to reflect the latest in survival knowledge and technology, and covering new topics such as urban survival and terrorism, the multimillion-copy worldwide bestseller <em>SAS Survival Handbook</em> by John "Lofty" Wiseman is the definitive resource for all campers, hikers, and outdoor adventurers. From basic campcraft and navigation to fear management and strategies for coping with any type of disaster, this complete course includes:</p><p>Being prepared: Understanding basic survival skills, like reading the weather, and preparation essentials, such as a pocket survival kit.</p><p>Making camp: Finding the best location, constructing the appropriate shelter, organizing camp, staying warm, and creating tools.</p><p>Food: What to eat, what to avoid, where to find it, and how to prepare it.</p><p>First aid: A comprehensive course in emergency/wilderness medicine, including how to maximize survival in any climate or when injured.</p><p>Disaster survival: How to react in the face of natural disasters and hostile situations—and how to survive if all services and supplies are cut off.</p><p>Self-defense: Arming yourself with basic hand-to-hand combat techniques.</p><p>Security: Protecting your family and property from intrusion, break-ins, and theft.</p><p>Climate & terrain: Overcoming any location, from the tropics to the poles, from the desert to the mountains and sea.</p>
100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition: The SEAL Operative's Guide t...
by Clint Emerson

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

October 18, 2016

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From national bestselling author and retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson comes the essential guide for surviving today’s emergencies—from navigating in the wild to staying alive in any disaster.<BR><BR>These 100 skills, adapted for civilians from actual field experiences of special forces operations, offer a complete hands-on and practical guide to help you survive in the wild no matter the climate or terrain; be prepared for any crisis; and have the critical life-saving knowledge for staying safe in any hostile environment or disaster.<BR> <BR>Yesterday’s survival guide is no longer relevant. <i>100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition</i> is what you need for today’s world, combining survival hacks developed on the battlefield with the low-tech tools you have on hand. This book is your essential prep manual, from securing shelter, building fire, finding food, and navigating back to civilization no matter the environment to thinking like a special forces solider so that you can survive a hostage situation, an active shooter, a suicide bomber, or a terrorist threat on the subway, and even apply trauma medicine as a first responder.<BR> <BR>Full of specific scenarios to help you get in the mindset of survival, <i>100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition </i>is better than a Swiss Army knife whether you’re lost at sea, forced to land a plane, fighting off a bear, or deciding whether to run, hide, or fight. Next to each skill are easy-to-grasp detailed illustrations, because when you need to survive the apocalypse, you don’t have time for complicated instructions.
Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base
by Andy Brown

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English

Pages

380

Publication Date

November 25, 2016

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On 20 June 1994, a former airman sought vengeance with a rifle at the Fairchild Air Force Base hospital. Four days later a rogue pilot crashed a B-52 during an air-show practice flight.<br /><br />Both tragedies had been predicted and repeatedly warned about.<br /><br /><b>The base psychiatrist warned his staff.<br /></b>"This is the kind of patient who ... one day ... he's going to come back and kill you."<br /><br /><b>Aircrews pleaded with leadership to ground the dangerous pilot.<br /></b>"We predicted the worst air-show disaster in history when we found out that he was gonna fly."<br /><br />Have you ever heard someone say that a tragedy struck without warning?<br /><br /><b>Read <i>Warnings Unheeded</i> and see the precursors of violence and tragedy in this page-turning true story of mental illness, mass murder and aviation disaster.<br /></b><br />"In vivid and thoroughly researched detail, Andy Brown masterfully weaves two tragic stories ... this is an important and well-written read."<br />--Gregory K. Moffatt, Ph.D.,<br />Author of Blind-Sided: Homicide Where it is Least Expected<br /><br />Warnings Unheeded is a rare look inside the troubled mind of a would-be active shooter. It is an exclusive look at a talented pilot whose dangerous flying prompted aircrews to refuse to fly with him. And it is a look at the leadership culture that allowed both men to travel unchecked on a path toward destruction.<br /><br />This unique true-crime book was written by Andy Brown, the man who ended the hospital killing spree. The suspenseful narrative is densely packed with details garnered from police reports, medical records, journal entries, letters and personal interviews. This powerful story details the precursors of violence and disaster, the heroic response to the tragedies, and the traumatic aftermath.<br /><br />"Absolutely 'required reading' for law enforcement and mental health professionals, but also profoundly valuable for anyone who wants to understand violence and mental illness in our society today."<br />--Lt Col Dave Grossman (US Army, retired)<br />Author of On Combat, On Killing, and Assassination Generation<br /><br />"There are specific lessons in this book that can help us to prevent lethal tragedy. Lessons for bosses, subordinates, and coworkers. Lessons for law enforcement, and for psychologists, and for human resources personnel. But there are also general lessons for all of us that can save lives, though perhaps not so dramatically nor so heroically as Andy Brown saving uncounted lives when he 'rode to the sound of the guns.'"<br />From the Foreword written by Massad Ayoob

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