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The Outpost

By Jake Tapper
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Isbn : 0316215856
  • Pages : 688
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 836
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The basis of the film starring Orlando Bloom and Scott Eastwood, The Outpost is the heartbreaking and inspiring story of one of America's deadliest battles during the war in Afghanistan, acclaimed by critics everywhere as a classic. At 5:58 AM on October 3rd, 2009, Combat Outpost Keating, located in frighteningly vulnerable terrain in Afghanistan just 14 miles from the Pakistani border, was viciously attacked. Though the 53 Americans there prevailed against nearly 400 Taliban fighters, their casualties made it the deadliest fight of the war for the U.S. that year. Four months after the battle, a Pentagon review revealed that there was no reason for the troops at Keating to have been there in the first place. In The Outpost, Jake Tapper gives us the powerful saga of COP Keating, from its establishment to eventual destruction, introducing us to an unforgettable cast of soldiers and their families, and to a place and war that has remained profoundly distant to most Americans. A runaway bestseller, it makes a savage war real, and American courage manifest. "The Outpost is a mind-boggling, all-too-true story of heroism, hubris, failed strategy, and heartbreaking sacrifice. If you want to understand how the war in Afghanistan went off the rails, you need to read this book." -- Jon Krakauer

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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
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  • Pages : 305
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
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One of the greatest scientific and technological achievements of the 21st century will be to cast a light on the eternal darkness of the deep ocean and this book identifies the key determinants of life or death in its extreme environment. Dr. Erik Seedhouse examines how individuals survive free dives to 200m, how humans adapt to breathing exotic gas mixes at depths exceeding 700m, and how technological innovation will enable humans to enter unendurable realms. The book describes the problems unique to the hostile environment of the deep ocean, such as decompression sickness, discusses how the human body responds to increased pressure, and what happens when adaptive mechanisms fail. Ocean Outpost describes how the technology will evolve, how crews will be selected and trained and what a typical underwater mission will entail. The book also chronicles the frontiers of diving medicine that will eventually take humans into the midst of a world we could once only guess at.

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  • Pages : 128
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  • Pages : 296
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By Erik Seedhouse
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Mars Outpost provides a detailed insight into the various technologies, mission architectures, medical requirements, and training needed to send humans to Mars. It focuses on mission objectives and benefits, and the risks and complexities that are compounded when linked to an overall planet exploration program involving several expeditions and setting up a permanent presence on the surface. The first section provides the background to sending a human mission to Mars. Analogies are made with early polar exploration and the expeditions of Shackleton, Amundsen, and Mawson. The interplanetary plans of the European Space Agency, NASA, and Russia are examined, including the possibility of one or more nations joining forces to send humans to Mars. Current mission architectures, such as NASA’s Constellation, ESA’s Aurora, and Ross Tierney’s DIRECT, are described and evaluated. The next section looks at how humans will get to the Red Planet, beginning with the preparation of the crew. The author examines the various analogues to understand the problems Mars-bound astronauts will face. Additional chapters describe the transportation hardware necessary to launch 4-6 astronauts on an interplanetary trajectory to Mars, including the cutting edge engineering and design of life support systems required to protect crews for more than a year from the lethal radiation encountered in deep space. NASA’s current plan is to use standard chemical propulsion technology, but eventually Mars crews will take advantage of advanced propulsion concepts, such as the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket, ion drives and nuclear propulsion. The interplanetary options for reaching Mars, as well as the major propulsive maneuvers required and the trajectories and energy requirements for manned and unmanned payloads, are reviewed . Another chapter addresses the daunting medical problems and available countermeasures for humans embarking on a mission to Mars: the insidious effects of radiation on the human body and the deleterious consequences of bone and muscle deconditioning. Crew selection will be considered, bearing in mind the strong possibility that they may not be able to return to Earth. Still another chapter describes the guidance, navigation, and control system architecture, as well as the lander design requirements and crew tasks and responsibilities required to touch down on the Red Planet. Section 3 looks at the surface mission architectures. Seedhouse describes such problems as radiation, extreme temperatures, and construction challenges that will be encountered by colonists. He examines proposed concepts for transporting cargo and astronauts long distances across the Martian surface using magnetic levitation systems, permanent rail systems, and flying vehicles. In the penultimate chapter of the book, the author explains an adaptable and mobile exploration architecture that will enable long-term human exploration of Mars, perhaps making it the next space-based tourist location.

Outpost on Io

By Leigh Brackett
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Isbn : 1479452092
  • Pages : 31
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 299
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In a crystalline death lay the only release for those prisoners of that Ionian hell-outpost. Yet MacVickers and the men had to escape—for to remain meant the conquering of the Solar System by the inhuman Europans.

OUTPOST

By Gerd Frey
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  • Publisher : p.machinery
  • Isbn : 3957658527
  • Pages : 180
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 325
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Der Erzählungsband "Outpost" ist die Fortführung des Erzählungsbandes "Dunkle Sonne", der im Jahr 2002 im Shayol-Verlag erschien und der 2003 den ersten Platz des Deutschen Phantastik Preises (dpp) für die beste Original-Kurzgeschichten-Sammlung belegte. "Outpost" beinhaltet sämtliche nach "Dunkle Sonne" in verschiedenen Büchern und Magazinen publizierten Kurzgeschichten und zudem die nicht in "Dunkle Sonne" enthaltenen satirischen Kurzerzählungen um den Abfallverkäufer. Diese Geschichten entstammen der Zeit der ersten ernsthaften Gehversuche Gerd Freys als Autor und wurden behutsam überarbeitet, ohne den eigentlichen noch etwas rohen Charakter der Geschichten zu verändern. Inhaltlich bietet "Qutpost" daher eine durchaus unkonventionelle Mischung aus Science-Fiction, Fantasy Horror und Erotik.

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  • Publisher : Insignis
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  • Pages : 352
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  • File Pdf: outpost-2.pdf

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Brutalne rozliczenie mistrza apokalipsy z autorytaryzmami. Zaskakujące, pełne zwrotów zakończenie historii, która zaczęła się w Jarosławiu, w Placówce na najdalszych rubieżach kadłubowej Rosji-Moskowii. Tysiącletnia Moskwa trwa niezawodnie chroniona ze wszystkich stron przez umocnione posterunki i doborowe oddziały kozackie. Wewnątrz trzech pierścieni moskiewskiej obrony, za murem Kremla, w pałacu, imperator nagradza najlepszych z najlepszych, najdzielniejszych z dzielnych, kwiat korpusu oficerskiego, podporę i nadzieję tronu. W Dniu Świętego Michała Archanioła żołnierze mają opuścić odświętnie udekorowaną stolicę i udać się do mrocznych krain, które niegdyś były częścią wielkiej Rosji – zanim ogarnęła je rebelia i zostały obłożone anatemą. Nim jednak oddziały kozackie udadzą się za mętną Wołgę, za nieprzenikniony całun mgły, muszą zrozumieć, gdzie podziali się wszyscy zwiadowcy i dlaczego zamilkły posterunki graniczne… O tym, co tam zaszło, wie chłopiec, który nie chciał się uczyć historii, i dziewczyna, która jest w ciąży z zamordowanym kozakiem. Tylko czy wystarczy im czasu, by opowiedzieć swoją historię?

Outpost

By Dmitry Glukhovsky
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Insignis
  • Isbn : 8366575942
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 173
  • File Pdf: outpost.pdf

Book Summary:

Mroczna, zaskakująca, wartka i kipiąca od emocji postapokalipsa mistrza gatunku – podtrzymująca najlepsze tradycje kultowego Metra 2033, a jednocześnie zupełnie inna! „A co jest tam, po drugiej stronie mostu?” Historia Rosji praktycznie dobiegła kresu. Choć niektórzy usiłują nieporadnie dopisywać jej kolejne rozdziały, dla większości sprawa jest oczywista: to już koniec. Mimo że wciąż rodzą się dzieci, mimo że Jegor beznadziejnie zakochał się w Michelle, mimo że Pałkan nie ustaje w wydzwanianiu do Moskwy i błaganiu o uzupełnienie wyczerpujących się rezerw żywności… Tak, Rosji w zasadzie już nie ma; jej układ nerwowy – sieć połączeń transportowych i telekomunikacyjnych – został zerwany, zniszczony, a w najlepszym wypadku poważnie uszkodzony i nie wygląda na to, żeby zdołał się zregenerować. To dlatego te dwieście pięćdziesiąt kilometrów, jakie dzieli Moskwę od Placówki w Jarosławiu, wydaje się odległością zawrotną. To dlatego tam, po drugiej stronie mostu, nie ma już nic – oprócz pustych, martwych, uśpionych na wieki miast. Tak twierdzi Pałkan. I chciałby, żeby pogodził się z tym jego przybrany syn Jegor. Ale skoro tak, skoro za Wołgą świat zieje pustką, dlaczego most jest tak pilnie strzeżony? Dlaczego wartownicy tak intensywnie wpatrują się w otulającą go zieloną nieprzeniknioną mgłę? Dlaczego każdy szmer, szelest, pomruk, który dobiega zza kotary toksycznych wyziewów, stawia ich na nogi, a może nawet przeraża? Czyżby spodziewali się, że ktoś – lub coś – może stamtąd przyjść? I właśnie dziś przychodzi. Wyłania się z mgły. Przyniesie zbawienie czy zagładę? Odkupienie czy potępienie? Co wie, co ukrywa, czego chce? Jak splecie swój los z mieszkańcami jarosławskiej Placówki?

Hybrid Artificial Intelligent Systems, Part I

By Manuel Grana Romay,M. Teresa Garcia Sebastian
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3642137695
  • Pages : 606
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 435
  • File Pdf: hybrid-artificial-intelligent-systems-part-i.pdf

Book Summary:

th The 5 International Conference on Hybrid Artificial Intelligence Systems (HAIS 2010) has become a unique, established and broad interdisciplinary forum for researchers and practitioners who are involved in developing and applying symbolic and sub-symbolic techniques aimed at the construction of highly robust and reliable problem-solving techniques, and bringing the most relevant achievements in this field. Overcoming the rigid encasing imposed by the arising orthodoxy in the field of arti- cial intelligence, which has led to the partition of researchers into so-called areas or fields, interest in hybrid intelligent systems is growing because they give freedom to design innovative solutions to the ever-increasing complexities of real-world pr- lems. Noise and uncertainty call for probabilistic (often Bayesian) methods, while the huge amount of data in some cases asks for fast heuristic (in the sense of suboptimal and ad-hoc) algorithms able to give answers in acceptable time frames. High dim- sionality demands linear and non-linear dimensionality reduction and feature extr- tion algorithms, while the imprecision and vagueness call for fuzzy reasoning and linguistic variable formalization. Nothing impedes real-life problems to mix diffic- ties, presenting huge quantities of noisy, vague and high-dimensional data; therefore, the design of solutions must be able to resort to any tool of the trade to attack the problem. Combining diverse paradigms poses challenging problems of computational and methodological interfacing of several previously incompatible approaches. This is, thus, the setting of HAIS conference series, and its increasing success is the proof of the vitality of this exciting field.

Outpost Zero #14

By Sean Kelley McKeever
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Image Comics
  • Isbn : PKEY:AUG190198
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 293
  • File Pdf: outpost-zero-14.pdf

Book Summary:

Every question, every setback, every leap of faith has led to this. It's a long way down to the bottom of the Stem see you there!

Outpost Zero Vol. 1: The Smallest Town In The Universe

By Sean Kelley Mckeever
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Image Comics
  • Isbn : 1534312722
  • Pages : 112
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 564
  • File Pdf: outpost-zero-vol-1.pdf

Book Summary:

Welcome to Outpost Zero: the smallest town in the universe. The people there work the land, go to the fights every Friday night, and tuck their children into bedÉ but the Outpost is no place for dreams. To survive is ambitious enough. As Alea and her friends graduate to adulthood under the artificial sky of a faulty biome, on a frozen world never meant to support human lifeÉ something stirs. Something sees.

Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning -- IDEAL 2012

By Hujun Yin,Jose A.F. Costa,Guilherme Barreto
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3642326390
  • Pages : 862
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 824
  • File Pdf: intelligent-data-engineering-and-automated-learning-ideal-2012.pdf

Book Summary:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning, IDEAL 2012, held in Natal, Brazil, in August 2012. The 100 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from more than 200 submissions for inclusion in the book and present the latest theoretical advances and real-world applications in computational intelligence.

In An Outpost of Empire

By Jacob Hay
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Isbn : 1479448737
  • Pages : 10
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 728
  • File Pdf: in-an-outpost-of-empire.pdf

Book Summary:

Of all the Trucial States that lie along the southern coast of the Persian Gulf, none is bleaker and more forbidding in aspect than the miniscule Sheikhdom of Qad al Akh. It is not oil which accounts for the relative prosperity of Qad al Akh. This mini-nation’s sole export is Cannabis sativa...

Red Platoon

By Clinton Romesha
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0698404157
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 414
  • File Pdf: red-platoon.pdf

Book Summary:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The only comprehensive, firsthand account of the fourteen-hour firefight at the Battle of Keating in Afghanistan by Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha, for readers of Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden and Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell. “‘It doesn't get better.’ To us, that phrase nailed one of the essential truths, maybe even the essential truth, about being stuck at an outpost whose strategic and tactical vulnerabilities were so glaringly obvious to every soldier who had ever set foot in that place that the name itself—Keating—had become a kind of backhanded joke.” In 2009, Clinton Romesha of Red Platoon and the rest of the Black Knight Troop were preparing to shut down Command Outpost (COP) Keating, the most remote and inaccessible in a string of bases built by the US military in Nuristan and Kunar in the hope of preventing Taliban insurgents from moving freely back and forth between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Three years after its construction, the army was finally ready to concede what the men on the ground had known immediately: it was simply too isolated and too dangerous to defend. On October 3, 2009, after years of constant smaller attacks, the Taliban finally decided to throw everything they had at Keating. The ensuing fourteen-hour battle—and eventual victory—cost eight men their lives. Red Platoon is the riveting firsthand account of the Battle of Keating, told by Romesha, who spearheaded both the defense of the outpost and the counterattack that drove the Taliban back beyond the wire and received the Medal of Honor for his actions.

Enclave

By Ann Aguirre
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Isbn : 1429950366
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 525
  • File Pdf: enclave.pdf

Book Summary:

New York City has been decimated by war and plague, and most of civilization has migrated to underground enclaves, where life expectancy is no more than the early 20's. When Deuce turns 15, she takes on her role as a Huntress, and is paired with Fade, a teenage Hunter who lived Topside as a young boy. When she and Fade discover that the neighboring enclave has been decimated by the tunnel monsters--or Freaks--who seem to be growing more organized, the elders refuse to listen to warnings. And when Deuce and Fade are exiled from the enclave, the girl born in darkness must survive in daylight--guided by Fade's long-ago memories--in the ruins of a city whose population has dwindled to a few dangerous gangs. Ann Aguirre's thrilling young adult novel is the story of two young people in an apocalyptic world--facing dangers, and feelings, unlike any they've ever known.

Spearhead

By Adam Makos
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Isbn : 0804176736
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 591
  • File Pdf: spearhead.pdf

Book Summary:

THE NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, LOS ANGELES TIMES, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER “A band of brothers in an American tank . . . Makos drops the reader back into the Pershing’s turret and dials up a battle scene to rival the peak moments of Fury.” —The Wall Street Journal From the author of the international bestseller A Higher Call comes the riveting World War II story of an American tank gunner’s journey into the heart of the Third Reich, where he will meet destiny in an iconic armor duel—and forge an enduring bond with his enemy. When Clarence Smoyer is assigned to the gunner’s seat of his Sherman tank, his crewmates discover that the gentle giant from Pennsylvania has a hidden talent: He’s a natural-born shooter. At first, Clarence and his fellow crews in the legendary 3rd Armored Division—“Spearhead”—thought their tanks were invincible. Then they met the German Panther, with a gun so murderous it could shoot through one Sherman and into the next. Soon a pattern emerged: The lead tank always gets hit. After Clarence sees his friends cut down breaching the West Wall and holding the line in the Battle of the Bulge, he and his crew are given a weapon with the power to avenge their fallen brothers: the Pershing, a state-of-the-art “super tank,” one of twenty in the European theater. But with it comes a harrowing new responsibility: Now they will spearhead every attack. That’s how Clarence, the corporal from coal country, finds himself leading the U.S. Army into its largest urban battle of the European war, the fight for Cologne, the “Fortress City” of Germany. Battling through the ruins, Clarence will engage the fearsome Panther in a duel immortalized by an army cameraman. And he will square off with Gustav Schaefer, a teenager behind the trigger in a Panzer IV tank, whose crew has been sent on a suicide mission to stop the Americans. As Clarence and Gustav trade fire down a long boulevard, they are taken by surprise by a tragic mistake of war. What happens next will haunt Clarence to the modern day, drawing him back to Cologne to do the unthinkable: to face his enemy, one last time. Praise for Spearhead “A detailed, gripping account . . . the remarkable story of two tank crewmen, from opposite sides of the conflict, who endure the grisly nature of tank warfare.” —USA Today (four out of four stars) “Strong and dramatic . . . Makos established himself as a meticulous researcher who’s equally adept at spinning a good old-fashioned yarn. . . . For a World War II aficionado, it will read like a dream.” —Associated Press

The Justice Quotient

By Philip Altman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1543492533
  • Pages : 188
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 115
  • File Pdf: the-justice-quotient.pdf

Book Summary:

In this, the last part of the trilogy, which included 2056: Meltdown and The Alien Veil, the plot takes us out among the planets. We find Mars up to its old tricks, but this time with a deadly purpose: to populate Earth. A remarkable weapon is designed by man to quell their ambitions and, working with Jupiter and Yost, the Interplanetary Court of Justice and the United Planetary Nations are created with far greater sanctions than those on Earth. But natural causes still force planes that are about to implode to search the galaxy for a safe haven. Will they succeed in their quest, and what about distant planets who haven’t yet signed up?

Terminus

By Adam Baker
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Isbn : 1444755862
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 769
  • File Pdf: terminus.pdf

Book Summary:

The world has been overrun by a lethal infection. Humanity ravaged by a pathogen that leaves victims demented, mutated, locked half-way between life and death. Major cities have been bombed. Manhattan has been reduced to radioactive rubble. A rescue squad enters the subway tunnels beneath New York. The squad are searching for Dr Conrad Ekks, head of a research team charged with synthesising an antidote to the lethal virus. Ekks and his team took refuge in Fenwick Street, an abandoned subway station, hours before a tactical nuclear weapon levelled Manhattan. The squad battle floodwaters and lethal radiation as they search the tunnels for Ekks and his team. They confront infected, irradiated survivors as they struggle to locate a cure to the disease that threatens to extinguish the human race.