Author: Charles Hofer
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Introduces bullet trains, including information about their history, how they are designed, where they are used, and their potential future.
A Social History of Venereal Disease in the United States Since 1880
Author: Allan M. Brandt
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This expanded edition of Brandt's analysis of the treatment of venereal diseases since the 1880s includes a new chapter on the recent AIDS epidemic.
Author: Neal Shusterman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
After becoming famous and getting the attention of the daughter of a wealthy New York City developer following his rescue of a little girl from a speeding subway train, Nick looks for other people to rescue. Reprint.
Seven Steps to Better Performance
Author: Joe Willmore
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
Category: Business & Economics
Chances are you've tried many of the latest management fads in the hope that they'll give you a quick fix for troubling performance issues in your organization. But there's a problem: those quick fixes don't bring effective long-term change. As emotionally appealing as the latest "magic bullet" theory may be, it's unlikely to address an important reality in most organizations: complexity. Change needs to be made in a logical, systemic way at different levels to be successful and sustainable. InNo Magic Bullet: Seven Steps to Better Performance, author Joe Willmore delivers seven steps to help you create serious performance improvements in your organization. His approach includes techniques and tips that help you · understand why quick fixes don't work · avoid "management fashion" fads · figure out if your organization thinks systemically · identify outstanding performers and start learning from them · focus on what really matters.
Author: Christine Borland,Michael Tarantino,Kenn Gardner,York University (Toronto, Ont.). Art Gallery
Publisher: Art Gallery of York University
DOG A Diabetic's Best Friend Training Guide: Train Your Own Diabetic & Glycemic Alert Dog (Black & White Edition). Diabetes is an unforgiving disease that afflicts many Americans and globally. Science and researchers continue the quest for a cure for this potentially deadly disease that affects individuals and their families both physically and emotionally. Any dog lover will tell you the love they share with their dog is like no other, perhaps because of the therapy they provide for that individual. Today's dog, however, is capable of so much more. They can be trained to use their instinct to the advantage of a person who is unaware that their glucose is dropping or rising to a dangerous level. These dogs are now known as Diabetic and Glycemic Alert Dogs. Diabetic and Glycemic Alert Dogs can provide a tool to better glucose control and emotional support to people who are hyperglycemic as well as those with hypoglycemia. DOG, A Diabetic's Best Friend. Is a Diabetic and Glycemic Alert Dog Training Guide to selecting, assessing, understanding, training, and maintaining a Diabetic and Glycemic Alert Dog. The training methods used are fun, positive, and help harness the power of the human-dog bond.
Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques, SECOND EDITION
Author: Vincent J.M. DiMaio, M.D.
Publisher: CRC Press
Written by the nation's foremost authority on gunshot wounds and forensic techniques as they relate to firearm injuries, Gunshot Wounds: Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques, Second Edition provides critical information on gunshot wounds and the weapons and ammunition used to inflict them. The book describes practical aspects of ballistics, wound ballistics, and the classification of various wounds caused by handguns, bang guns, rifles, and shotguns. The final chapters explain autopsy technique and procedure and laboratory analysis relating to weapons and gunshot evidence.
One Minute to Mate
Author: Hikaru Nakamura,Bruce Harper
Publisher: SCB Distributors
Category: Games & Activities
Chess in the Fast Lane! Can anyone play a decent game of chess in one minute? Surprisingly, the answer is "Yes" as this unique book reveals. "Bullet” chess, where each player has one minute for the entire game, has attracted thousands of followers since it was popularized on the internet a decade ago. In this book the authors discuss the relationship between the position on the board and time on the clock, the techniques and dangers of "pre-moving,” bullet openings, the importance of the initiative and consistent strategy, and how endings are different in bullet chess. The authors also explore the psychology of bullet chess and the most common causes of tactical oversights and blunders. The many examples illustrate the principles of bullet chess and how they may even apply to blitz chess and time scrambles in standard chess. Most of all, bullet chess is shown to be entertaining and addictive, and not at all as random as it first appears.
Gangs, Drill Music, and the Power of Online Infamy
Author: Forrest Stuart
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Social Science
How poor urban youth in Chicago use social media to profit from portrayals of gang violence, and the questions this raises about poverty, opportunities, and public voyeurism Amid increasing hardship and limited employment options, poor urban youth are developing creative online strategies to make ends meet. Using such social media platforms as YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram, they’re capitalizing on the public’s fascination with the ghetto and gang violence. But with what consequences? Ballad of the Bullet follows the Corner Boys, a group of thirty or so young men on Chicago’s South Side who have hitched their dreams of success to the creation of “drill music” (slang for “shooting music”). Drillers disseminate this competitive genre of hyperviolent, hyperlocal, DIY-style gangsta rap digitally, hoping to amass millions of clicks, views, and followers—and a ticket out of poverty. But in this perverse system of benefits, where online popularity can convert into offline rewards, the risks can be too great. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and countless interviews compiled from daily, close interactions with the Corner Boys, as well as time spent with their families, friends, music producers, and followers, Forrest Stuart looks at the lives and motivations of these young men. Stuart examines why drillers choose to embrace rather than distance themselves from negative stereotypes, using the web to assert their supposed superior criminality over rival gangs. While these virtual displays of ghetto authenticity—the saturation of social media with images of guns, drugs, and urban warfare—can lead to online notoriety and actual resources, including cash, housing, guns, sex, and, for a select few, upward mobility, drillers frequently end up behind bars, seriously injured, or dead. Raising questions about online celebrity, public voyeurism, and the commodification of the ghetto, Ballad of the Bullet offers a singular look at what happens when the digital economy and urban poverty collide.
Beyond the Hyperbole of Cartridge Advocacy
Author: George B. Bredsten
Publisher: CCB Publishing
For the law enforcement officer and the civilian who may be in a situation that requires the use of a handgun to stop a lethal threat action, it is important that the person differentiates between the crass, glib and self-serving advertisements of ammunition vendors and the reality of how, what and why effective stopping power occurs. Factors to consider are the physiological response, the psychological response, the time frame parameter and bullet efficacy. Of these four factors, only bullet efficacy can be somewhat controlled by the person, this only by understanding how and to what extent the bullet contributes to the degree of stopping power obtained. A number of concepts / formulae have been included so as to permit the reader to consider their merits and whether or not they are consistent with the reality of biology, physics and other relevant sciences. Finally the material in this book is intended to permit those persons to instruct, teach or make decisions regarding the selection of a service handgun/cartridge combination that will help to provide the means to prevail in a lethal threat confrontation. About the Author: Mr. Bredsten retired from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center/Firearms Division (FLETC/FAD). With FLETC/FAD he performed duties as a firearms instructor and he also taught ballistics to the FLETC/FAD staff and to students in the Law Enforcement Rifle Training Program and in the Precision Rifle (Sniper) and Observer Program. Subjects covered included the ballistic coefficient, barrel time, the coefficient of reduction (form), Greenhill formula (rate of rifling twist), firearm recoil, bullet time-of-flight, bullet drop, bullet midrange, wind deflection, bullet penetration potential and bullet terminal (wounding) efficacy. Since retiring he has provided ballistics consultation service for the FLETC/FAD, the Transportation Security Agency, the Orange County (Florida) Sheriff's Department and Exxon Mobil Corporation. Mr. Bredsten attended and completed various classes/courses relating to firearms (e.g., H&K MP5, Steyr Aug, Uzi, Tactical Speed Shooting and advanced shotgun) and ballistics (e.g., the first and second International Wound Ballistics Conferences, a Federal Law Enforcement Ammunition and Ballistics Seminar and Oehler's Ballistic Instrumentation). Mr. Bredsten has an AA degree from Chaffey Jr. College and a BA degree from Sacramento State College and currently resides in Georgia.