Findet Jack

Author: Diane Capri

Publisher: AugustBooks

ISBN: 1942633017

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

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Findet Jack »Voller Nervenkitzel und Spannung, aber auch klug und menschlich. Kim Otto ist eine großartige Figur. Ich liebe sie.« – Lee Child, Autor der Jack-Reacher-Krimis Die Reihe „Jagd auf Jack Reacher“ beginnt! Lee Child ist begeistert von Diane Capris neuem Thriller: „Machen Sie sich einen Kaffee. Sie werden die ganze Nacht lesen.“ Lee Child, Autor der Jack-Reacher-Romane Jack Reacher: Freund oder Feind? Es ist eine Weile her, seit wir Lee Childs Romanfigur Jack Reacher in Größenwahn zum ersten Mal begegnet sind. Fünfzehn Jahre und zwanzig Romane später lebt Reacher noch immer ohne festen Wohnsitz im Verborgenen, bis die Schwierigkeiten ihn finden – und dann tut er, was immer nötig ist, sehr zum Vergnügen der Leser und Missfallen der Schurken. Doch jetzt hat die Suche nach ihm begonnen. Wer will ihn finden? Und warum? Die Jagd auf Jack Reacher ist ein gefährliches Unterfangen, wie FBI Special Agents Kim Otto und Carlos Gaspar bald herausfinden. Otto und Gaspar sind ausgezeichnete Agenten, doch sie wissen auch, wann sie die Regeln brechen müssen. Reacher ist ein von vielen gesuchter Mann, der unter gewissen Umständen zum kaltblütigen Killer werden kann. Aber ist er Freund oder Feind? Vielleicht können die Geheimnisse, die in Margrave, Georgia verborgen sind, ihnen einen Hinweis darauf liefern. New-York-Times- und USA-Today-Bestseller-Autorin Diane Capri kennt die Romanfigur Reacher ihres Kollegen Lee Child in- und auswendig. Machen Sie mit bei der Jagd auf Jack Reacher?
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Das Buch der Jedi

ein Wegweiser für Schüler der Macht

Author: Daniel Wallace

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783789184628

Category:

Page: 160

View: 8513

Von ägrossen Jedi-Meistern der alten Tageä verfasst, vermittelt das Handbuch dem äSchüler der Machtä die Grundlagen des Jedi-Ordens und das Wissen für den Weg vom Anwärter zum Meister. Ab 12.
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David McCullough Library E-book Box Set

1776, Brave Companions, The Great Bridge, John Adams, The Johnstown Flood, Mornings on Horseback, Path Between the Seas, Truman, The Course of Human Events

Author: David McCullough

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451658257

Category: History

Page: 4656

View: 8898

Perfect for David McCullough fans and history lovers alike, this eBook boxed set features all of his bestselling titles, from 1776 to Mornings on Horseback. This e-book box set includes all of David McCullough’s bestselling backlist titles: · 1776: The riveting story of George Washington, the men who marched with him, and their British foes in the momentous year of American independence. · Brave Companions: Profiles of exceptional men and women who shaped history, among them Alexander von Humboldt, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Charles and Anne Lindbergh. · The Great Bridge: The remarkable, enthralling story of the planning and construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, which linked two great cities and epitomized American optimism, skill, and determination. · John Adams: The magisterial, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the independent, irascible Yankee patriot, one of our nation’s founders and most important figures, who became our second president. · The Johnstown Flood: The classic history of an American tragedy that became a scandal in the age of the Robber Barons, the preventable flood that destroyed a town and killed 2,000 people. · Mornings on Horseback: The brilliant National Book Award-winning biography of young Theodore Roosevelt’s metamorphosis from sickly child to a vigorous, intense man poised to become a national hero and then president. · Path Between the Seas: The epic National Book Award-winning history of the heroic successes, tragic failures, and astonishing engineering and medical feats that made the Panama Canal possible. · Truman: The Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Harry Truman, the complex and courageous man who rose from modest origins to make momentous decisions as president, from dropping the atomic bomb to going to war in Korea. · Special Bonus: The Course of Human Events: In this Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, David McCullough draws on his personal experience as a historian to acknowledge the crucial importance of writing in history’s enduring impact and influence, and he affirms the significance of history in teaching us about human nature through the ages.
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Hunter's Guide to Long-Range Shooting

Author: Wayne Van Zwoll

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811743152

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 496

View: 3401

Determine your maximum effective range under a variety of conditions. Tips on range estimation, rangefinders, and wind-doping. How temperature and elevation influence bullet travel.
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The Rum Diary

A Novel

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684856476

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4127

A young reporter's life in the 1950s. Paul Kemp breaks into the profession on a newspaper in Puerto Rico and through his eyes are portrayed colorful characters in the days when newspapers flourished.
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Death in the Long Grass

A Big Game Hunter's Adventures in the African Bush

Author: Peter Hathaway Capstick

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466803924

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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As thrilling as any novel, as taut and exciting as any adventure story, Peter Hathaway Capstick’s Death in the Long Grass takes us deep into the heart of darkness to view Africa through the eyes of one of the most renowned professional hunters. Few men can say they have known Africa as Capstick has known it—leading safaris through lion country; tracking man-eating leopards along tangled jungle paths; running for cover as fear-maddened elephants stampede in all directions. And of the few who have known this dangerous way of life, fewer still can recount their adventures with the flair of this former professional hunter-turned-writer. Based on Capstick’s own experiences and the personal accounts of his colleagues, Death in the Long Grassportrays the great killers of the African bush—not only the lion, leopard, and elephant, but the primitive rhino and the crocodile waiting for its unsuspecting prey, the titanic hippo and the Cape buffalo charging like an express train out of control. Capstick was a born raconteur whose colorful descriptions and eye for exciting, authentic detail bring us face to face with some of the most ferocious killers in the world—underrated killers like the surprisingly brave and cunning hyena, silent killers such as the lightning-fast black mamba snake, collective killers like the wild dog. Readers can lean back in a chair, sip a tall, iced drink, and revel in the kinds of hunting stories Hemingway and Ruark used to hear in hotel bars from Nairobi to Johannesburg, as veteran hunters would tell of what they heard beyond the campfire and saw through the sights of an express rifle.
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Warrior Cats - Die neue Prophezeiung. Dämmerung

II, 5

Author: Erin Hunter

Publisher: Beltz & Gelberg

ISBN: 3407811004

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1732

»Tief in deinem Inneren weißt du, was richtig ist. Du musst deinem Herzen folgen.« Unbekannte Territorien, ein neues Lager und viele aufregende Entdeckungen – die Katzen des DonnerClans sind vollkommen mit der Erkundung ihrer neuen Heimat beschäftigt. So merkt keine, wie die junge Heilerin Blattsee sich mehr und mehr in eine verhängnisvolle Liebe verstrickt. Als Heilerin ist es ihr nicht erlaubt, einen Gefährten zu haben. Als Blattsee in ihrer Verzweiflung schließlich eine Entscheidung trifft, ahnt sie nicht, dass sie damit das Leben ihres ganzen Clans auf Spiel setzt ...
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Tales of the Strange and Wonderful

As Told by the Ol' Turkey Hunter

Author: David Kerr

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426926456

Category: History

Page: 272

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Outside the box. Out of the mainstream. Tales of the Strange and Wonderful uncovers some of the strangest and most wonderful stories of the Bible and brings them to you as only an old turkey hunter can spin them. You will enjoy the stories you are about to read in this book. David Kerr has a wholesome, mischievous sense of humor with a creative insight reminiscent of those early homemade philosophers who have endeared themselves to American readers for over one-hundred-fifty years; although the earliest are seldom read much anymore. In these stories, you will find some long-familiar Biblical themes viewed from a different perspective, which sometimes embellishes, sometimes disturbs, but will bring a smile, if not a laugh. You will find that they come back to you in your thoughts. They are stories that can be read again and again. You will relate to the events, people, and activities included in this wonderfully witty collection of stories. From "The Witch of Endor" to "The Maniac of Gardara," they will enrich your life in surprising ways.
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Flash Boys

Revolte an der Wall Street

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593424029

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Mit diesem Buch erhalten Sie das E-Book inklusive! Ein Buch, das die Börse zum Beben bringt Michael Lewis, begnadeter Sachbuchautor, lüftet mit seinem neuen Buch "das dunkelste Geheimnis der Börse". Wer an Börse denkt, hat oft ein Bild im Kopf: wild gestikulierende Makler, die unter immensem Zeitdruck Dinge kaufen, um sie gleich wieder zu verkaufen. Doch das ist Geschichte. Die Realität an der Börse sieht anders aus - das Parkett hat längst neue Regeln. Michael Lewis, Wirtschaftsjournalist und begnadeter Sachbuchautor, sorgte mit seinem neuen Buch für ein Erdbeben. Der Erzähler unter den Sachbuchautoren enthüllt die Geschichte einer Gruppe genialer Wall-Street-Außenseiter. Sie haben herausgefunden, wie die Börse zum Vorteil von Insidern manipuliert wird, die ohne Risiko Milliarden absahnen und abends ohne eine einzige Aktie nach Hause gehen. Ein Buch über die neuen "Helden" an der Börse Der Entschluss der "Helden": Sie schaffen ein paralleles System, das sich den raffgierigen "Flash Boys" in den Weg stellt. Lewis bringt Licht in die dunkelste Ecke der Börse. Seine filmreife Geschichte über den Kampf um Geschwindigkeit - auf einem Markt, den zwar keiner sieht, der unsere Wirtschaft aber ernsthaft bedroht - bringt die Wall Street zum Beben. Dieses Buch lässt die Börsenwelt erzittern. Einen Tag nach seinem Erscheinen kündigten FBI und amerikanisches Justizministerium an, sie würden Untersuchungen gegen den von Lewis gegeißelten Hochfrequenzhandel an den Börsen einleiten. Lewis ... - "... hat eine neue Ebene der Aufmerksamkeit erreicht". (FAZ) - ... lässt den "The Wolf of Wall Street" wie ein Lamm wirken. - ... ist der derzeit packendste (Reality-)Thriller über die Finanzwelt gelungen. - ... enthüllt, wie Märkte und Privatanleger manipuliert werden. Links: http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/buecher/rezensionen/sachbuch/rezension-flash-boys-von-michael-lewis-12899266.html http://www.handelsblatt.com/finanzen/fonds/nachrichten/hochfrequenzhandel-staatsfonds-fluechtet-vor-den-flash-boys/10019622.html http://www.manager-magazin.de/finanzen/boerse/hochfrequenzhandel-lewis-gefahr-jedermannn-flashcrash-a-973311.html
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The Gay Liberation Youth Movement in New York

'An Army of Lovers Cannot Fail'

Author: Stephan Cohen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135905673

Category: History

Page: 332

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Between 1966 and 1975 North American youth activists established over 35 school- and community-based gay liberation youth groups whose members sought control over their own bodies, education, and sexual and social relations. This book focuses on three groundbreaking New York City groups -- Gay Youth (GY), Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (S.T.A.R.), and the Gay International Youth Society of George Washington High School (GWHS) -- from the advent of gay liberation in NYC in 1969 to just after its dissolution and the rise of identity politics by 1975. Cohen examines how gay liberation -- with its rejection of stultifying sex roles, attack on institutional oppression, connection between personal and political liberation, celebration of innate androgyny, and resolute anti-war and anti-capitalist stance -- shaped understandings of sexual identity, membership criteria, organization, decision-making, the roles of youth and adults, and efforts to effect social change.
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Ethnic Groups of the Americas: An Encyclopedia

An Encyclopedia

Author: James B. Minahan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610691644

Category: Social Science

Page: 411

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Intended to help students explore ethnic identity—one of the most important issues of the 21st century—this concise, one-stop reference presents rigorously researched content on the national groups and ethnicities of North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
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Das Omnivoren-Dilemma

Wie sich die Industrie der Lebensmittel bemächtigte und warum Essen so kompliziert wurde

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641119804

Category: Cooking

Page: 608

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Das Standardwerk über vernünftige Ernährung Der Mensch gehört von der Konsititution seiner Verdauungsorgane her zu den Omnivoren, den Allesfressern. Das war in der Evolution sicherlich nützlich. Doch das heutige Überangebot von Nahrungsmitteln in Supermärkten und Schnellrestaurants bringt nicht nur ihn selbst körperlich an den Rand des Abgrunds, sondern ruiniert auch noch seinen Lebensraum und sein soziales Umfeld. Mit Biss und investigativer Recherche sieht sich Pollan um, wie unsere Nahrungsmittel hergestellt und verarbeitet werden, vom Maisfeld über Cheeseburger mit Pommes bis zum Öko-Menü. Er öffnet uns die Augen für unser gestörtes Essverhalten und für den Weg zurück zu Einfachheit und Genuss.
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Der Besuch der Kaiserin

Author: Daisy Goodwin

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644539618

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Schicksalhafte Begegnungen Charlotte Baird interessiert sich mehr für Fotografie als dafür, einen Ehemann zu finden. Doch als der charmante Bay Middleton auftaucht, verliebt sie sich in ihn. Er zählt zu den besten Reitern Englands, ist jedoch mittellos und nicht von Stand. Bay scheint der Einzige zu sein, der in Charlotte nicht nur die reiche junge Erbin sieht, sondern ihre unkonventionellen Ansichten und ihren feinen Witz zu schätzen weiß. Als die legendäre Pytchley-Jagd ansteht, erhält Bay einen Auftrag, um den ihn alle beneiden: Er soll Kaiserin Sisi auf der Jagd begleiten. Charlottes Freude darüber schwindet schnell. Denn die Kaiserin gilt nicht umsonst als die schönste Frau ihrer Zeit. Und sie ist Bay in einer Weise zugetan, die die Zukunft aller bedrohen könnte. «Exzellent und absolut fesselnd. Höchst unterhaltsam.» (The Times) «Eine überaus vergnügliche Lektüre.» (Mail on Sunday) «Ein bezaubernder, wunderschön geschriebener Pageturner.» (Publishers Weekly) «Zeitlos, spannend, absolut überzeugend. Ein großartiger Roman.» (Richard and Judy Book Club)
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Empire of the Air

Author: Jenifer Van Vleck

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674727320

Category: History

Page: 400

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Jenifer Van Vleck's fascinating history reveals the central role commercial aviation played in the United States' ascent to global preeminence in the twentieth century. As U.S. military and economic influence grew, the federal government partnered with the aviation industry to deliver American power across the globe and to sell the idea of the "American Century" to the public at home and abroad. The airplane promised to extend the frontiers of the United States "to infinity," as Pan American World Airways president Juan Trippe said. As it accelerated the global circulation of U.S. capital, consumer goods, technologies, weapons, popular culture, and expertise, few places remained distant from Wall Street and Washington. Aviation promised to secure a new type of empire--an empire of the air instead of the land, which emphasized access to markets rather than the conquest of territory and made the entire world America's sphere of influence. By the late 1960s, however, foreign airlines and governments were challenging America's control of global airways, and the domestic aviation industry hit turbulent times. Just as the history of commercial aviation helps to explain the ascendance of American power, its subsequent challenges reflect the limits and contradictions of the American Century.
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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Author: Carson McCullers

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618526413

Category: Fiction

Page: 359

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A quiet, sensitive girl searches for beauty in a small, but damned Southern town.
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Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine E-Book

Author: Meir H. Kryger,Thomas Roth,William C. Dement

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437727735

Category: Medical

Page: 1766

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Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 5th Edition, by Meir H. Kryger, MD, FRCPC, Thomas Roth, PhD, and William C. Dement, MD, PhD, delivers the comprehensive, dependable guidance you need to effectively diagnose and manage even the most challenging sleep disorders. Updates to genetics and circadian rhythms, occupational health, sleep in older people, memory and sleep, physical examination of the patient, comorbid insomnias, and much more keep you current on the newest areas of the field. A greater emphasis on evidence-based approaches helps you make the most well-informed clinical decisions. And, a new more user-friendly, full-color format, both in print and online, lets you find the answers you need more quickly and easily. Whether you are preparing for the new sleep medicine fellowship examination, or simply want to offer your patients today's best care, this is the one resource to use! Make optimal use of the newest scientific discoveries and clinical approaches that are advancing the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders.
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Fear and Loathing in America

The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439126364

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 784

View: 7152

From the king of “Gonzo” journalism and bestselling author who brought you Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas comes another astonishing volume of letters by Hunter S. Thompson. Brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever, this second volume of Thompson’s private correspondence is the highly anticipated follow-up to The Proud Highway. When that first book of letters appeared in 1997, Time pronounced it "deliriously entertaining"; Rolling Stone called it "brilliant beyond description"; and The New York Times celebrated its "wicked humor and bracing political conviction." Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published letters show Thompson building his legend: running for sheriff in Aspen, Colorado; creating the seminal road book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; twisting political reporting to new heights for Rolling Stone; and making sense of it all in the landmark Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72. To read Thompson's dispatches from these years—addressed to the author's friends, enemies, editors, and creditors, and such notables as Jimmy Carter, Tom Wolfe, and Kurt Vonnegut—is to read a raw, revolutionary eyewitness account of one of the most exciting and pivotal eras in American history.
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Davidson's 100 Clinical Cases E-Book

Author: Mark W J Strachan,Surendra K. Sharma,John A. A. Hunter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702051276

Category: Medical

Page: 392

View: 1886

Davidson’s 100 Clinical Cases was awarded First Prize in Medicine in the 2009 British Medical Association Medical Book Awards. This book reflects the real world in which doctors practise medicine. The selection of clinical problems guides the reader, step by step, through the correct path in the maze between the presenting complaint of a patient and the final diagnosis. The text emphasises the value of interpreting available clinical and investigative information in a logical way before considering a definitive diagnosis. The 100 cases are based on the ‘presenting problems’ of Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine. The book provides an international outlook reflecting the differences in the practice of medicine in the developing world and in low-resource settings, and addresses the epidemiological, economic and other reasons for many of these important differences. The cases are written by a team of senior doctors, from 12 countries, with considerable teaching experience. The book now includes 100 cases all closely linked to the ‘presenting problems’ sections of the latest 21st Edition of Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine. In this expanded new edition there are many new cases including aluminium phosphide poisoning; occupational lung disease; tremor; and drug interactions.
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Wilderness Medicine E-Book

Expert Consult Premium Edition - Enhanced Online Features

Author: Paul S. Auerbach

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455733563

Category: Medical

Page: 2304

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Quickly and decisively manage any medical emergency you encounter in the great outdoors with Wilderness Medicine! World-renowned authority and author, Dr. Paul Auerbach, and a team of experts offer proven, practical, visual guidance for effectively diagnosing and treating the full range of emergencies and health problems encountered in situations where time and resources are scarce. Every day, more and more people are venturing into the wilderness and extreme environments, or are victims of horrific natural disasters...and many are unprepared for the dangers and aftermath that come with these episodes. Whether these victims are stranded on mountaintops, lost in the desert, injured on a remote bike path, or ill far out at sea, this indispensable resource--now with online access at www.expertconsult.com for greater accessibility and portability-- equips rescuers and health care professionals to effectively address and prevent injury and illness in the wilderness! This textbook is widely referred to as "The Bible of Wilderness Medicine." Be able to practice emergency medicine outside of the traditional hospital/clinical setting whether you are in remote environments, underdeveloped but highly populated areas, or disaster areas, are part of search and rescue operations, or dealing with casualties from episodes of extreme sports and active lifestyle activities. Face any medical challenge in the wilderness with expert guidance: Dr. Auerbach is a noted author and the world's leading authority on wilderness medicine. He is a founder and Past President of the Wilderness Medical Society, consultant to the Divers Alert Network and many other agencies and organizations, and a member of the National Medical Committee for the National Ski Patrol System. Handle everything from frostbite to infection by marine microbes, not to mention other diverse injuries, bites, stings, poisonous plant exposures, animal attacks, and natural disasters. Grasp the essential aspects of search and rescue. Respond quickly and effectively by improvising with available materials. Improve your competency and readiness with the latest guidance on volcanic eruptions, extreme sports, splints and slings, wilderness cardiology, living off the land, aerospace medicine, mental health in the wilderness, tactical combat casualty care, and much more. Meet the needs and special considerations of specific patient populations such as children, women, elders, persons with chronic medical conditions, and the disabled. Make smart decisions about gear, navigation, nutrition, and survival. Be prepared for everything with expanded coverage on topics such as high altitude, cold water immersion, and poisonous and venomous plants and animals. Get the skills you need now with new information on global humanitarian relief and expedition medicine, plus expanded coverage of injury prevention and environmental preservation. Get guidance on the go with fully searchable online text, plus bonus images, tables and video clips - all available on ExpertConsult.com.
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Die Monster, die ich rief

Roman

Author: Larry Correia

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838753984

Category: Fiction

Page: 655

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Owen Pitt ist Buchprüfer. Eines Abends erfüllt er sich einen lang gehegtenTraum und wirft seinen Boss aus dem Fenster. Allerdings aus gutem Grund - denn dieser hatte sich vor seinen Augen in einen Werwolf verwandelt und ihn angegriffen. Als Owen im Krankenhaus erwacht, ist ein Mann bei ihm, der ziemlich beeindruckt von Owens Überleben ist. Er offenbart ihm, dass Monster wirklich existieren und seine Organisation, die Monster Hunter International, sie unter strenger Geheimhaltung im Zaum hält. Und dann macht er Owen ein interessantes Jobangebot ...
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