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100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative's Guide to Eluding Pursuers...
by Clint Emerson

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English

Pages

273

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.
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 /><p>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.</p>
When Violence Is the Answer: Learning How to Do What It Takes Whe...
by Tim Larkin

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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 />
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>Voted the Best Space Book of 2018 by the Space Hipsters</b><br /><br /><b>The dramatic inside story of the epic search and recovery operation after the Columbia space shuttle disaster.</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: <ul><li>Parallel Confusion</li><li>Courage, Compassion, and Commitment</li><li>Picking Up the Pieces</li><li>A Bittersweet Victory</li></ul> 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</i></b> 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.
Practical Guide to Low Voltage Directive
by Gregg Kervill

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

August 25, 1998

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<p>Compliance with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) is now essential for CE marking. Products cannot leave your firm without it. This book provides essential and informative reading for company directors, engineers, designers and students designing, manufacturing or studying the design of electrical products covered by the Low Voltage Directive.</p> <p>Unlike many textbooks that offer general guidance only this book provides illustrated examples of non-compliant products and suggests solutions. It also provides detailed guidance notes to EN60950 - one of the most widely used harmonised standards.</p> <p>Gregg Kervill is an international consultant on European regulations and North American product safety standards. His clients include blue chip and Fortune 500 companies as well as Government agencies. Gregg Kervill advises his clients on self-declaration of the Low Voltage Directive.</p><ul><li>A guide to LVD compliance for managers and engineers alike</li><li>Clear, concise guidance through a legislative minefield</li><li>Essential for companies all over Europe</li></ul>
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.
Survive Like a Spy: Real CIA Operatives Reveal How They Stay Safe...
by Jason Hanson

Language

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.
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"—the Narcissist, the Predator, the Paranoid, and the Unstable Personality— and how to analyze the potential threat level. 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.
Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life: A Former CIA Officer Reveals...
by Jason Hanson

Language

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.
Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today's Young Kids
by Kristen A. Jenson

Language

English

Pages

55

Publication Date

November 19, 2018

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Want a natural and comfortable way to talk to your kids about pornography? This newly revised edition of the original bestseller makes that daunting discussion easy! Good Pictures Bad Pictures is a read-aloud story about a mom and dad who explain what pornography is, why it's dangerous, and how to reject it.<br /><br />Featuring easy-to-understand science and simple analogies, this internationally-acclaimed book engages young kids to porn-proof their own brains.<br /><br />With Good Pictures Bad Pictures, your child will never be caught off guard by disturbing videos or peer pressure! The 5-point CAN DO Plan™ teaches kids exactly what to do to protect their young minds when they see pornography.<br /><br />"I am so grateful for this book! It was a great way to talk to my children about pornography without that awkward, uncomfortable feeling." Lisa<br /><br />Parents don't need to wonder what to say--simply read Good Pictures Bad Pictures to your child and move forward with confidence! You can even use this book before beginning the sex talks!<br /><br />Check out these new features in the second edition.<br />"Let's Talk!" discussion questions at the end of each chapter help kids deepen their understanding so they'll be even more prepared to reject pornography.<br />All new Tips for Parents and Caregivers section offers practical advice for raising porn-proof kids in the digital age..<br />The most up-to-date science provides kids with even more powerful arguments against pornography.<br />A beautifully redesigned interior makes it easier and more fun to read!

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