Jane's International ABC Aerospace Directory

Author: Peter Partridge

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710628022

Category: Reference

Page: 1565

View: 4219


Jane's International ABC Aerospace Directory gives you instant access to details of thousands of organisations and personnel in the aerospace industry. This authoritative resource is the most comprehensive of its kind. Featuring government agencies; associations; defence forces, transport carriers and airports; as well as manufacturers, distributors, sales and service companies; company divisions and field offices. Entries detail the address, telephone, fax and electronic contact details; previous organisation identities, financial and statistical information; personnel details, parent and subsidiary information; details of products and services as well as airfield reference data, presented in a concise manner.

Jane's Weapons


Author: Richard D. Jones,Leland S. Ness

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710630599

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 9265


'Jane's Infantry Weapons 2013-2014' provides the reader with a detailed country-by-country analysis of all small arms and crew-served weapons in service around the world. Details of development, technical description, specifications and images ensure ease of identification.

40 Days of Dating

An Experiment

Author: Timothy Goodman,Jessica Walsh

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 1613127154

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 4831


“What would happen if Harry met Sally in the age of Tinder and Snapchat? . . . A field guide to Millennial dating in New York City” (New York Daily News). When New York–based graphic designers and long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh found themselves single at the same time, they decided to try an experiment. The old adage says that it takes 40 days to change a habit—could the same be said for love? So they agreed to date each other for 40 days, record their experiences in questionnaires, photographs, videos, texts, and artworks, and post the material on a website they would create for this purpose. What began as a small experiment between two friends became an Internet sensation, drawing 5 million unique (and obsessed) visitors from around the globe to their site and their story. 40 Days of Dating: An Experiment is a beautifully designed, expanded look at the experiment and the results, including a great deal of material that never made it onto the site, such as who they were as friends and individuals before the 40 days and who they have become since.

Building Partner Capabilities for Coalition Operations

Author: Jennifer D. P. Moroney,Nancy E. Blacker,Renee Buhr,James McFadden,Cathryn Quantic Thurston

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 083304429X

Category: Political Science

Page: 122

View: 3753


Ongoing operations and emerging mission requirements place a heavy burden on Army resources, resulting in capability gaps that the Army is unable to fill by itself. One solution is to build the appropriate capabilities in allies and partner armies through focused security cooperation. To do this, Army planners need a more comprehensive understanding of the capability gaps and a process for matching those gaps with candidate partner armies.

A Survey of Missions for Unmanned Undersea Vehicles

Author: N.A

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 9780833046888

Category: History

Page: 189

View: 2467


Which military missions for unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) appear most promising to pursue in terms of military need, operational and technical risks, alternatives, and cost? To answer this question, the authors assess risks associated with using UUVsfor advocated missions, identify non-UUV alternatives that may be more appropriate for such missions, and analyze potential costs associated with UUV development and use. They conclude that seven missions: mine countermeasures, deployment of leave-behindsurveillance sensors or sensor arrays, near-land and harbor monitoring, oceanography, monitoring undersea infrastructure, anti-submarine warfare tracking, and inspection/identification - appear most promising. Among other recommendations, the authors suggest that the U.S. Navy consolidate its unmanned system master plans and establish relevant priorities in coordination with the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Increased emphasis on the use of surface platforms rather than submarines as host platformsis recommended.

Jane's Flight Avionics 2012-2013

Author: Edward Downs

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710630094

Category: Reference

Page: 326

View: 533


Flight Avionics provides detailed reference data and information on electronic systems for military and civil aircraft

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes

Author: Jane Straus,Lester Kaufman,Tom Stern

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118790324

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 2985


A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.

NATO's Northeastern Flank

Emerging Opportunities for Engagement

Author: Christopher S. Chivvis,Raphael S. Cohen,Bryan Frederick,Daniel S. Hamilton,F. Stephen Larrabee,Bonny Lin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780833094643

Category: History

Page: 358

View: 7123


This report examines the impact of renewed tension between NATO and Russia on key allies and partners in central and northeastern Europe to identify how changes in their interests, strategies, and capabilities affect U.S. partnering in the region.

The New Digital Age

Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business

Author: Eric Schmidt,Jared Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848546226

Category: Computers

Page: 353

View: 410


'This is the most important - and fascinating - book yet written about how the digital age will affect our world' Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs From two leading thinkers, the widely anticipated book that describes a new, hugely connected world of the future, full of challenges and benefits which are ours to meet and harness. The New Digital Age is the product of an unparalleled collaboration: full of the brilliant insights of one of Silicon Valley's great innovators - what Bill Gates was to Microsoft and Steve Jobs was to Apple, Schmidt (along with Larry Page and Sergey Brin) was to Google - and the Director of Google Ideas, Jared Cohen, formerly an advisor to both Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton. Never before has the future been so vividly and transparently imagined. From technologies that will change lives (information systems that greatly increase productivity, safety and our quality of life, thought-controlled motion technology that can revolutionise medical procedures, and near-perfect translation technology that allows us to have more diversified interactions) to our most important future considerations (curating our online identity and fighting those who would do harm with it) to the widespread political change that will transform the globe (through transformations in conflict, increasingly active and global citizenries, a new wave of cyber-terrorism and states operating simultaneously in the physical and virtual realms) to the ever present threats to our privacy and security, Schmidt and Cohen outline in great detail and scope all the promise and peril awaiting us in the coming decades. A breakthrough book - pragmatic, inspirational and totally fascinating. Whether a government, a business or an individual, we must understand technology if we want to understand the future. 'A brilliant guidebook for the next century . . . Schmidt and Cohen offer a dazzling glimpse into how the new digital revolution is changing our lives' Richard Branson

Banning Landmines

Disarmament, Citizen Diplomacy, and Human Security

Author: Jody Williams,Stephen D. Goose,Mary Wareham

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742571173

Category: Political Science

Page: 348

View: 9761


Banning Landmines: Disarmament, Citizen Diplomacy, and Human Security looks at accomplishments and setbacks in the crucial first decade of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. The first half of the book considers the implementation of the prohibitions and humanitarian assistance provisions of the treaty, as well as efforts to promote universal acceptance of the treaty among governments and non-state armed groups. The second half of this book considers the impact of the landmine movement on other issues (such as cluster munitions and disability rights), as well as the extent to which it has contributed to the field of human security. Edited by Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams and two other long-time leaders of the mine ban movement, Stephen Goose and Mary Wareham, Banning Landmines features contributions by grassroots activists, diplomatic negotiators, mine survivors, arms experts, and human rights defenders. This diverse group of writers at the forefront of the landmine ban movement is well placed to provide insights into this remarkable process, its precedents, and implications for other work and issues.

Army Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

Current Fleet Profiles and Potential Strategy Implications

Author: Carolyn Wong

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 9780833050939

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 76

View: 4991


Produced status profiles of the Army1s medium and heavy TWV fleets to show how many vehicles of each type the Army has and the years of useful life remaining for each group.

Human-Robot Interaction

A Survey

Author: Michael A. Goodrich,Alan C. Schultz

Publisher: Now Publishers Inc

ISBN: 1601980922

Category: Computers

Page: 79

View: 3372


Human-Robot Interaction: A Survey presents a unified treatment of HRI-related issues, identifies key themes, and discusses challenge problems that are likely to shape the field in the near future. The survey includes research results from a cross section of the universities, government efforts, industry labs, and countries that contribute to HRI, and a cross section of the disciplines that contribute to the field, such as human factors, robotics, cognitive psychology and design

Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition (Volume 4)

Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders

Author: Vikram Patel,Dan Chisholm,Tarun Dua,Ramanan Laxminarayan,Mari'a Lena Medina-Mora,Theo Vos

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464804281

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 5964


Mental, neurological, and substance use disorders are common, highly disabling, and associated with significant premature mortality. The impact of these disorders on the social and economic well-being of individuals, families, and societies is large, growing, and underestimated. Despite this burden, these disorders have been systematically neglected, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, with pitifully small contributions to scaling up cost-effective prevention and treatment strategies. Systematically compiling the substantial existing knowledge to address this inequity is the central goal of this volume. This evidence-base can help policy makers in resource-constrained settings as they prioritize programs and interventions to address these disorders.

Small Arms Survey 2010

Gangs, Groups, and Guns

Author: Small Arms Survey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521197112

Category: Law

Page: 352

View: 6047


`As demonstrated in the Samll Arms Survey 2010, addressing the factors that trigger conflicts and fuel gang vioence has a much more lasting---and constructive---impact than simply incarcerating or marginalizing members of street gangs and armed groups.' Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime `The Small Arms Survey 2010 provides further evidence that efforts to address gangs and gangs violence must encompass a wide range of measures---including not only targeted law enforcement tactics and illicit gun interdiction, but also prevention and youth developemnt initiatives. In the long term, we must address the factors that lead young people to join gangs in the first place.' Director, Office of Gang Reduction asd Youth Developemnt, Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles `The Small Arms Survey 2010: Gangs, Groups, and Gums documents the scope, seriousness, and persistence of gangs and armed groups.' Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago The Small Arms Survey 2010 reviews a range of issues related to gangs and armed groups, focusing on their use of voilence, as well as emerging efforts to address the damage they inflict on socity. The volume includes studies of prison gangs, girls in gangs, and pro-government groups; it also features case studies from Ecuador and Southern Sudan. Rounding out the book is original research on the global ammunition trade and on options for controlling illicite firearm transfers by air. The Small Arms Survey is an independent research project located at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. It serves as the principle source of public information on all aspect of small arms and armed violence and as a resource centre for governments, policy-makers, researchers, and activists.


A Novel of the Navy's Elite Bomb Squad

Author: Stephen Phillips

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781425751722

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

View: 3251


Proximity: A Novel of the Navy's Elite Bomb Squad by Stephen Phillips EOD "It's a lot like brain surgery, except if we screw up the patient detonates .Oh yeah, and we do it underwater." - A Navy EOD Technician 2008 Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal Recipient The Sailors of the United States Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community "perform under pressure" in the hazardous job of bomb disposal, often deep beneath the sea .alone. An EOD Technician must have the brains of an engineer, the hands of a surgeon, and the courage of a martyr. In the U.S. Navy, carrier flight operations only occur under the watchful eye of EOD Techs ready to respond to ordnance accidents. U.S. Marines assault enemy beachheads only after EOD Techs clear the littoral seas and landing zones of mines. The U.S. Secret Service even relies on military bomb squads to protect the President and visiting foreign dignitaries. Perhaps the best testimony of their value is that when the Navy needs to place a limpet mine under an enemy ship it tasks the Navy SEALs, but to respond to such an attack the Navy summons EOD. Proximity highlights the exciting work of one EOD detachment as they become enmeshed in the efforts of a terrorist coalition operating both in Europe and the United States. Lieutenant "Jazz" Jascinski and the men of Detachment Four become the key to helping the FBI apprehend these terrorists - until their unique skills place them under suspicion. To protect themselves, the Techs must race to find the culprits before they become the next victims Advance Praises for Proximity: "Stephen Phillips is the real deal; a Navy EOD Officer and front line operator in the war against terrorism. Proximity is a well crafted thriller-- enthralling, realistic and frightening. Move over Tom Clancy." - CHUCK PFARRER, author of Warrior Soul and Killing Che "Steve Phillips is a member of a select group who live by the creed Initial success or total failure.' EOD Technicians are the special operations community's unsung heroes until now. Proximity is a great read and hopefully one of many more books by Phillips." - STEVE WATERMAN, author of Just a Sailor

From reveille to retreat

Author: Shankarrao Pandurang Patil Thorat

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

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Memoirs of a former lieutenant-general of Indian Army.