Many associate terrorism with irrational behavior and believe only lunatics could perpetuate such horrific acts. Global Alert debunks this myth by anatomizing the rationale behind modern terrorism. It draws a distinct picture of its root and instrumental causes and plots the different stages of a terrorist attack, from indoctrination and recruitment to planning, preparation, and launch. Global Alert also exposes the measured exploitation of democratic institutions by terrorists to further their goals. Despite its strong capabilities and extensive resources, the modern liberal-democratic state is nevertheless subject to the rules of war, which partially restrict the state´s ability to operate and maneuver. Boaz Ganor shows how terrorist organizations exploit these values to paralyze or neutralize the states they oppose. In outlining this new ´´hybrid´´ terrorist organization and its activity in both the military-terrorist arena and the political-welfare arena, Ganor advances an international doctrine for governing military operations between state and nonstate actors as part of a new type of armed conflict termed ´´multidimensional warfare.´´
The New Frontier contains several new expansions for Space Alert. These can be used individually or in combination to provide variety, challenge, and new modes of play.New ThreatsLooking for foes with new powers? These threats phase in and out of reality, hide behind megashields, or fry your crew with plasma weapons.Space Alert - The New Frontier - new threatsRed ThreatsLooking for more danger? The red threats include colossally large ships, cunning intruders, and all manner of dirty tricks.Space Alert - The New Frontier - red threatsDouble ActionsHave you mastered the art of efficient planning? Double action cards allow you two actions per turn. And you will need those extra actions if you fly the missions on the new CD.Space Alert - The New Frontier - double actionsSpecializationsHow would you like to launch two rockets at once? Or keep an injured crewmate conscious? Or repair damage to your ship in flight? Specializations give your crew more ways to heroically save the ship.Space Alert - The New Frontier - specialisationsExperience SystemWould you like to track your space exploration career? The experience system allows you to record your greatest feats, while rewarding you with new skills.
With Closet-Con right around the corner, Claire is on high alert and convinced there is a mole in the company. Meanwhile, Phil goes vigilante when he and Gloria accuse Auntie Alice of stealing her hot sauce recipe. Jay tries to teach Joe how to do some manly handy work. And with prom coming up, Mitch helps Luke with his ´promposal´ while Cam helps with Manny´s, but Cam goes a little overboard, revealing that there maybe something deeper going on.
Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 2012 National Book Award, Nonfiction, 2012 Renowned historian Stephen Greenblatt’s works shoot to the top of the New York Times best-seller list. With The Swerve, Greenblatt transports listeners to the dawn of the Renaissance and chronicles the life of an intrepid book lover who rescued the Roman philosophical text On the Nature of Things from certain oblivion. Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late 30s took a very old manuscript off a library shelf, saw with excitement what he had discovered, and ordered that it be copied. That book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic by Lucretius—a beautiful poem containing the most dangerous ideas: that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life, and that matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion, colliding and swerving in new directions. The copying and translation of this ancient book—the greatest discovery of the greatest book-hunter of his age—fueled the Renaissance, inspiring artists such as Botticelli and thinkers such as Giordano Bruno; shaped the thought of Galileo and Freud, Darwin and Einstein; and had a revolutionary influence on writers such as Montaigne and Shakespeare, and even Thomas Jefferson. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/005107/bk_reco_005107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Best Guide To Protect Yourself From Modern Day Pandemics Such As Ebola Pandemic Survival Essentials "It´s better to be safe than sorry" is a widely used phrase worldwide, and mostly everyone knows it. Despite this saying, many don´t take the necessary actions to prepare for devastating accidents and disasters. As a result, when these startling emergencies arise, many individuals find themselves unequipped with the vital supplies that will help save a life. The use of first-aid kits is common to treat minor injuries. However not all households and workplaces possess one. So what will you do when a pandemic suddenly strikes? Seven reasons to buy this book Its short and informative no fluff!! This book is straight forward and gets to the point It has a great concept Learn what you need to know FAST! Don´t waste hours reading something that won´t benefit you Specifically created to help and benefit the listener! The best guide to learn what you need to learn in a short period of time Check out what you will learn after listening to this book below!! How to be fully prepare and alert The first-aid kits for survival needs Tips and strategies on how to survive modern day pandemics Everything you need to know about Apocalypse or Ebola How to protect yourself from pandemics such as Ebola 1. Language: English. Narrator: Violet Meadow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028927/bk_acx0_028927_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Bomb Power, Garry Wills reveals how the atomic bomb transformed our nation down to its deepest constitutional roots - by dramatically increasing the power of the modern presidency and redefining the government as a national security state - in ways still felt today.A masterful reckoning from one of America´s preeminent historians, Bomb Power draws a direct line from the Manhattan Project to the usurpations of George W. Bush. The invention of the atomic bomb was a triumph of official secrecy and military discipline - the project was covertly funded at the behest of the president and, despite its massive scale, never discovered by Congress or the press. This concealment was perhaps to be expected in wartime, but Wills persuasively argues that the Manhattan Project then became a model for the covert operations and overt authority that have defined American government in the nuclear era. The wartime emergency put in place during World War II extended into the Cold War and finally the war on terror, leaving us in a state of continuous war alert for 68 years and counting. The bomb forever changed the institution of the presidency since only the president controls ´´the button´´ and, by extension, the fate of the world. Wills underscores how radical a break this was from the division of powers established by our founding fathers and how it, in turn, has enfeebled Congress and the courts. The bomb also placed new emphasis on the president´s military role, creating a cult around the commander in chief. The tendency of modern presidents to flaunt military airs, Wills points out, is entirely a postbomb phenomenon. Wills recounts how, following World War II, presidential power increased decade by decade until reaching its stunning apogee. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Hoye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001228/bk_tant_001228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.