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The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide: Emergency Preparedness for ...
by , Amy Alton

Language

English

Pages

328

Publication Date

August 04, 2015

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<B><I>The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide: Emergency Preparedness for any Disaster</I> is the new abridged version of the bestselling book <I>The Survival Medicine Handbook</I>.</B><BR><BR>This unique medical book is meant to enable the average person to handle injuries and illness in situations in which modern medical facilities and professionals aren’t available due to a disaster.<BR><BR>This book is written by America’s top medical preparedness experts: Joe Alton, MD, and Amy Alton, ARNP. Their mission: to put a medically prepared person in every family for when medical help is not on the way. Using decades of medical experience, they address, in plain language, dozens of medical issues associated with surviving disasters and epidemics. The Altons also discuss the medical supplies needed to become a medical asset to your family and community as well as alternative and natural strategies for when pharmaceuticals aren’t available.<BR><BR>Most medical books will send you to the doctor or hospital when an emergency happens. <I>The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide</I> assumes what might actually happen—that the average person could be left without medical help in a disaster. With this unique book, you’ll have a head start on keeping your family healthy in times of trouble.
Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle ...
by , Jonathan H. Ward

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

January 23, 2018

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<B>Timed to release for the 15th Anniversary of the <I>Columbia</I> space shuttle disaster, this is the epic true story of one of the most dramatic, unforgettable adventures of our time.</B><BR><BR>On February 1, 2003, <I>Columbia</I> disintegrated on reentry before the nation’s eyes, and all seven astronauts aboard were lost. Author Mike Leinbach, Launch Director of the space shuttle program at NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center was a key leader in the search and recovery effort as NASA, FEMA, the FBI, the US Forest Service, and dozens more federal, state, and local agencies combed an area of rural east Texas the size of Rhode Island for every piece of the shuttle and her crew they could find. Assisted by hundreds of volunteers, it would become the largest ground search operation in US history. This comprehensive account is told in four parts:<BR><BR><li> Parallel Confusion<BR><li> Courage, Compassion, and Commitment<BR><li> Picking Up the Pieces<BR><li> A Bittersweet Victory<BR><BR>For the first time, here is the definitive inside story of the <I>Columbia</I> disaster and recovery and the inspiring message it ultimately holds. In the aftermath of tragedy, people and communities came together to help bring home the remains of the crew and nearly 40 percent of shuttle, an effort that was instrumental in piecing together what happened so the shuttle program could return to flight and complete the International Space Station. <B><I>Bringing</I> Columbia <I>Home</B></I> shares the deeply personal stories that emerged as NASA employees looked for lost colleagues and searchers overcame immense physical, logistical, and emotional challenges and worked together to accomplish the impossible.<BR><BR>Featuring a foreword and epilogue by astronauts Robert Crippen and Eileen Collins, and dedicated to the astronauts and recovery search persons who lost their lives, this is an incredible, compelling narrative about the best of humanity in the darkest of times and about how a failure at the pinnacle of human achievement became a story of cooperation and hope.
Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base
by Andy Brown

Language

English

Pages

380

Publication Date

November 25, 2016

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<h3><strong>Mental-health doctors warned their staff, "This is the kind of patient who ... one day ... he's going to come back and kill you." The bomber crews who refused to fly with a reckless pilot, "predicted the worst air-show disaster in history."</strong><br /> On 20 June 1994, a gunman opened fire inside an Air Force hospital. Four days later, a B-52 bomber crashed during an air-show practice flight.<br /> <br />Scores of ordinary people experienced the violence and disaster... Countless others had struggled to prevent the fatal tragedies... This is their story.</h3><br /><h3>Warnings Unheeded is a compelling narrative, written by former Air Force criminal investigator, Andy Brown. Drawing from seven years of research, and interviews with the people who witnessed the tragedies unfold, Brown tells their story with cinematic clarity and detail.<br />As the man who ended the gunman's killing spree, Brown shares his experience with the deadly encounter and offers a candid insight into the hidden cost of becoming a "hero."</h3><br /><h3>How many times have you heard that a killer, "just snapped?" Or that a tragic "accident" was unpredictable?</h3><br /><h3>If you appreciate nonfiction storytelling, or learning from history...</h3><br /><h2><strong>Read this page-turning true story of mental illness, mass murder, and aviation disaster.</strong></h2><br /><h3>***More than 70 non-graphic photographs and images***</h3>
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.
Outbreak: Foodborne Illness and the Struggle for Food Safety
by Timothy D. Lytton

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

April 16, 2019

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<div>Foodborne illness is a big problem. Wash those chicken breasts, and you’re likely to spread <i>Salmonella</i> to your countertops, kitchen towels, and other foods nearby. Even salad greens can become biohazards when toxic strains of <i>E. coli</i> inhabit the water used to irrigate crops. All told, contaminated food causes 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths each year in the United States.<br /><br />           <br /><br />With <i>Outbreak,</i> Timothy D. Lytton provides an up-to-date history and analysis of the US food safety system. He pays particular attention to important but frequently overlooked elements of the system, including private audits and liability insurance.<br /><br />Lytton chronicles efforts dating back to the 1800s to combat widespread contamination by pathogens such as <i>E. coli</i> and <i>salmonella</i> that have become frighteningly familiar to consumers. Over time, deadly foodborne illness outbreaks caused by infected milk, poison hamburgers, and tainted spinach have spurred steady scientific and technological advances in food safety. Nevertheless, problems persist. Inadequate agency budgets restrict the reach of government regulation. Pressure from consumers to keep prices down constrains industry investments in safety. The limits of scientific knowledge leave experts unable to assess policies’ effectiveness and whether measures designed to reduce contamination have actually improved public health. <i>Outbreak</i> offers practical reforms that will strengthen the food safety system’s capacity to learn from its mistakes and identify cost-effective food safety efforts capable of producing measurable public health benefits.<br /><br /> </div>
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.
When Violence Is the Answer: Learning How to Do What It Takes Whe...
by Tim Larkin

Language

English

Pages

279

Publication Date

September 05, 2017

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<b><i>In a civilized society, violence is rarely the answer. But when it is-it's the <u>only</u> answer. </i></b><br /><br />The sound of breaking glass downstairs in the middle of the night. <br /><br />The words, "Move and you die." <br /><br />The hands on your child, or the knife to your throat. <br /><br />In this essential book, self-protection expert and former military intelligence officer Tim Larkin changes the way we think about violence in order to save our lives. By deconstructing our assumptions about violence-its morality, its function in modern society, how it <i>actually </i>works-Larkin unlocks the shackles of our own taboos and arms us with what we need to know to prevent, prepare for, and survive the unthinkable event of life-or-death violence. Through a series of harrowing true-life stories, Larkin demonstrates that violence is a tool equally effective in the hands of the "bad guy" or the "good guy"; that the person who acts first, fastest and with the full force of their body is the one who survives; and that each and every one of us is capable of being that person when our lives are at stake. <br /><br />An indispensable resource, <i>When Violence is the Answer</i> will remain with you long after you've finished reading, as the bedrock of your self-protection skills and knowledge. <br /><br />
Last Days of the Concorde: The Crash of Flight 4590 and the End o...
by Samme Chittum

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

September 25, 2018

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<b>The gripping true tale of a devastating plane crash, the investigation into its causes, and the race to prevent similar disasters in the future.</b><br /><br />On July 25, 2000, a Concorde, the world's fastest passenger plane, was taking off from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris when it suddenly burst into flames. An airliner capable of flying at more than twice the speed of sound, the Concorde had completed 25 years of successful flights, whisking wealthy passengers--from diplomats to rock stars to corporate titans--between continents on brief and glamorous flights. Yet on this fateful day, the chartered Concorde jet, en route to America, crashed and killed all 109 passengers and crew onboard and four people on the ground. Urgent questions immediately arose as investigators scrambled to discover what had gone wrong. What caused the fire? Could it have been prevented? And, most urgently, was the Concorde safe to fly? <i>Last Days of the Concorde</i> addresses these issues and many more, offering a fascinating insider's look at the dramatic disaster, the hunt for clues, and the systemic overhauls that followed the crash.
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>
The Protein Pacing Diet
by Dr. Paul J. Arciero

Language

English

Pages

317

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRISE!<br /><br />Proof that self-care is the new healthcare, powered by PROTEIN PACING® and the PRISE® LIFE<br /><br />Dr. Paul J. Arciero is the world’s leading nutrition, exercise and applied physiology scientist and keynote speaker. In his compelling new book he presents the science behind the way we are exercising and eating is all wrong. His human clinical research findings have been condensed into a single guide designed to help the everyday overstressed busy person, weekend warriors, and even Olympians get off the crazy-diet roller coaster and live with optimal health and performance. His scientifically proven PRISE Life Protocol, powered by his Protein Pacing Diet, is healthier and easier than fad diets and the overexertion of most exercise routines. <br /><br />Dr. Paul’s Protein Pacing & PRISE Life secrets are finally revealed – from what to eat and when to eat using his ‘Morning Muscle Maximizer’ and ‘Bedtime Bellyfat Burner’, to debunking the many health, fitness, and diet myths that arise daily. Consulted by the highest level media outlets – O Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Prevention, Good Housekeeping, WebMD, TIME, Huffington Post, Glamour, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, and many more – he answers the call to share his knowledge. It’s time to join the millions of people worldwide who have heard his message: Put an end to fad diets and harmful exercise programs, and ‘Never Diet Again’ by Keeping Your Eyes on the PRISE!

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