Masters Of Chaos

Author: Linda Robinson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786738154
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Masters Of Chaos from the Author: Linda Robinson. Special Forces soldiers are daring, seasoned troops from America's heartland, selected in a tough competition and trained in an extraordinary range of skills. They know foreign languages and cultures and unconventional warfare better than any U.S. fighters, and while they prefer to stay out of the limelight, veteran war correspondent Linda Robinson gained access to their closed world. She traveled with them on the frontlines, interviewed them at length on their home bases, and studied their doctrine, methods and history. In Masters of Chaos she tells their story through a select group of senior sergeants and field-grade officers, a band of unforgettable characters like Rawhide, Killer, Michael T, and Alan -- led by the unflappable Lt. Col. Chris Conner and Col. Charlie Cleveland, a brilliant but self-effacing West Pointer who led the largest unconventional war campaign since Vietnam in northern Iraq. Robinson follows the Special Forces from their first post-Vietnam combat in Panama, El Salvador, Desert Storm, Somalia, and the Balkans to their recent trials and triumphs in Afghanistan and Iraq. She witnessed their secret sleuthing and unsung successes in southern Iraq, and recounts here for the first time the dramatic firefights of the western desert. Her blow-by-blow story of the attack on Ansar al-Islam's international terrorist training camp has never been told before. The most comprehensive account ever of the modern-day Special Forces in action, Masters of Chaos is filled with riveting, intimate detail in the words of a close-knit band of soldiers who have done it all.

The Death Of Chaos

Author: L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
ISBN: 9781429995368
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The Death Of Chaos from the Author: L. E. Modesitt, Jr.. "An intriguing fantasy in a fascinating world." —Robert Jordan, New York Times bestselling author of The Wheel of Time® series Lerris has settled into being a woodworker and building a life with Krystal. But this newfound peace is endangered when both Candar and Recluce come under the threat of invasion from the Empire of Hamor. Despite the imminent possibility of destruction, the lands of Candar will not unite and Recluce will not heed the peril. Lerris is faced with the challenge of becoming the greatest wizard of all time—or seeing his whole world destroyed. L.E. Modesitt, Jr.'s bestselling fantasy novels set in the magical world of Recluce are among the most popular in contemporary fantasy. Each novel tells an independent story that nevertheless reverberates though all the other books in the series, to deepen and enhance the reading experience. Rich in detail, the Recluce books are a feast of wondrous marvels. Saga of Recluce #1 The Magic of Recluce / #2 The Towers of Sunset / #3 The Magic Engineer / #4 The Order War / #5 The Death of Chaos / #6 Fall of Angels / #7 The Chaos Balance / #8 The White Order / #9 Colors of Chaos / #10 Magi’i of Cyador / #11 Scion of Cyador / #12 Wellspring of Chaos / #13 Ordermaster / #14 Natural Order Mage / #15 Mage-Guard of Hamor / #16 Arms-Commander / #17 Cyador’s Heirs / #18 Heritage of Cyador /#19 The Mongrel Mage (forthcoming) Story Collection: Recluce Tales Other Series by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. The Imager Portfolio The Corean Chronicles The Spellsong Cycle The Ghost Books The Ecolitan Matter At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Visions Of A Tibetan Master Through Chaos To Logos

Author: Dorjie Guru Dorjie
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430311037
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Visions Of A Tibetan Master Through Chaos To Logos from the Author: Dorjie Guru Dorjie. Through Chaos to Logos provides a first-hand account of the powers behind creation and the role that those powers play in contemporary society. It is the defining work of a turn of the Century medium and Spiritual Teacher. The main body of this visionary work was written at the dawning of the "New Age," when the energy of the Himalayan Adepts spilled into the consciousness of the Western Mystic, giving birth to Western Mystery Schools such as the Rosicrucian Order, Builders of the Adytum, and the Theosophical and St. Germane Societies under the influence of certain Tibetan Masters -- primarily the renowned Koot Hoomi Lal Singh with whom Dorjie communicated for a period of 10 years.

Elric The Sleeping Sorceress

Author: Michael Moorcock
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 057511391X
Size: 26.15 MB
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Elric The Sleeping Sorceress from the Author: Michael Moorcock. Gollancz is very proud to present the author's definitive editions of the saga of Elric, the last emperor of Melniboné. Michael Moorcock and his long-time friend and bibliographer John Davey have collaborated to produce the most consistent and coherent narrative from the disparate novels, novellas, short stories and non-fiction about Elric. From his early life in Melniboné all the way through to his final days, these seven volumes will be the definitive telling of the albino prince's story. Elric is one of the great creations of modern fantasy, and has inspired legions of imitators. If you know his story already, then this definitive edition will finally let you read the entire saga in the author's preferred order. If you've never experienced the chronicles of the albino with the soul-sucking sword, then this is the perfect place to start. Containing stories, novellas, supplementary material and commentary, these editions of ELRIC are the finest yet.

Arcanum

Author: Joseph Barresi
Publisher: midnightrise
ISBN: 1461022428
Size: 31.14 MB
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Arcanum from the Author: Joseph Barresi. At long last the core rule book for the World of Arator is here! Included within these pages are the full current rules and all information needed in order to play games within the Arcanum: World of Arator universe. Also detailed within this book are: A complete, comphensive listing of all 20+ character classes a player can be. Classes in the Arcanum universe become even more powerful after level 50, by being "promoted" to an even more powerful version of the original class. All character classes have access to 10 powerful special talents at the start of level 1 and these abilities only get stronger as a player levels. After level 50 all player classes will receive 5 new talents that are even deadlier. Character classes can learn many different special abiltiies such as wrestling, duel wielding, acrobatics, blacksmithing, leatherworking, enchanting, and many more. All classes come stock with their own special abilties but it doesn't stop there, any player class can learn any special ability they want in addition to the ones they have as a class. Choose between dozens of different races including sun elves, dark elves, dwarves, halflings, orcs, hobgoblins, goblins, trolls, kobolds and many more. Learn all about the game and how armor ratings work, health points, energy points, magic, and combat. The only limitations within the Arcanum universe is what your imagination can summon into being.

Crazy Is A Compliment

Author: Linda Rottenberg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110163362X
Size: 59.73 MB
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Crazy Is A Compliment from the Author: Linda Rottenberg. "If people aren't calling you crazy, you aren't thinking big enough." These days taking chances isn’t just for college dropouts in hoodies. Whether you work at a Fortune 500 company, a nonprofit, or a mom-and-pop, everybody needs to think and act like an entrepreneur. We all need to be nimble, adaptive, daring—and maybe even a little crazy—or risk being left behind. But how do you take smart risks without risking it all? That’s Linda Rottenberg’s expertise. As the cofounder and CEO of Endeavor, the world’s leading organization dedicated to supporting fast-growing entrepreneurs, she’s spent the last two decades helping innovators think bold and execute smart. Now Rottenberg draws on her unrivaled experience to show you the proven techniques to achieve your dreams: from overcoming fear to facing down critics, from stalking supporters to exploiting chaos. Crazy Is a Compliment combines inspiring stories, original research, and practical advice to create a road map for getting started and going bigger. Rottenberg brings to life iconic entrepreneurs like Walt Disney and Estée Lauder and reveals how companies like MTV, GE, and Burberry found their best successes by breaking the corporate mold and embracing the entrepreneur mind-set. She also introduces us to some of the one thousand entrepreneurs she’s advised, like Leila Velez, who started a hair-care company in her kitchen sink in Rio that now earns $80 million a year. As Linda writes: Every day I meet people with a dream. Maybe you’re serving coffee and fantasizing about launching a microbrewery; maybe you’ve skipped college and yearn to start your own design firm; maybe you’re sitting in your cubicle and brainstorming a new idea that can improve your company. You have a dream, but you don’t know how to turn your dream into reality. Or you’ve already launched your dream but you’re unsure how to take it to the next level. This book can show you the way.

Gurus Of Chaos

Author: Saurabh Mukherjea
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9384898147
Size: 23.73 MB
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Gurus Of Chaos from the Author: Saurabh Mukherjea. What does it take to be a stock market guru? What are the traits needed to be a successful investor? Can one master the stock market or is it a gift one is born with? How does one build a portfolio and protect it? Learn from the masters. The Indian stock market is many things to many people. Some are drawn to its thrill and promise but, more often than not, they fail to recognize the risk that accompanies the reward of a great ride. For many, the market and its workings defy logic and mastery. However, within the universe of market watchers in India, there is a small group that has managed to build a fine set of navigation tools and develop a unique perspective and approach towards the market. They have created and institutionalized investment strategies based on their experiences and philosophies. Saurabh Mukherjea delves into the minds of seven such individuals asking them to elaborate on the tools they use and how these work. He traces their journey from being novices to successful long-term investors. Using their insights and his own experience of working in the market for nearly a decade, Mukherjea provides an essential and indispensable framework for operating in the Indian stock market. The interviews with prominent fund managers in the book are: · Sanjoy Bhattacharya · Alroy Lobo · Akash Prakash · Sankaran Naren · Sashi Reddy · BN Manjunath · One who prefers to remain anonymous

Colors Of Chaos

Author: L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429913800
Size: 28.71 MB
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Colors Of Chaos from the Author: L. E. Modesitt, Jr.. "An intriguing fantasy in a fascinating world." —Robert Jordan, New York Times bestselling author of The Wheel of Time® series Cerryl, now a full mage in The White Order, must prove himself indispensable to Jeslek, the High Wizard. Whether through assassination, effective governance of occupied territory or the fearless and clever direction of troops in battle, Cerryl faces many harrowing obstacles, not the least of which is Anya, the plotting seductress who's the real power behind the scenes of the white wizards. With his wits, his integrity, and the support of his love, the Black healer Leyladin, he must survive long enough to claim his rightful spot within the ruling hierarchy of the White Order. L.E. Modesitt, Jr.'s bestselling fantasy novels set in the magical world of Recluce are among the most popular in contemporary fantasy. Each novel tells an independent story that nevertheless reverberates though all the other books in the series, to deepen and enhance the reading experience. Rich in detail, the Saga of Recluce is a feast of wondrous marvels. Saga of Recluce #1 The Magic of Recluce / #2 The Towers of Sunset / #3 The Magic Engineer / #4 The Order War / #5 The Death of Chaos / #6 Fall of Angels / #7 The Chaos Balance / #8 The White Order / #9 Colors of Chaos / #10 Magi’i of Cyador / #11 Scion of Cyador / #12 Wellspring of Chaos / #13 Ordermaster / #14 Natural Order Mage / #15 Mage-Guard of Hamor / #16 Arms-Commander / #17 Cyador’s Heirs / #18 Heritage of Cyador /#19 The Mongrel Mage (forthcoming) Story Collection: Recluce Tales Other Series by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. The Imager Portfolio The Corean Chronicles The Spellsong Cycle The Ghost Books The Ecolitan Matter At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Invisible Hand

Author: Ulrich van Suntum
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540204978
Size: 62.79 MB
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The Invisible Hand from the Author: Ulrich van Suntum. An easy-to-read and comprehensive description of the world of economics. Includes simple graphics, comprehensive examples, numerous anecdotes and historical illustrations. Instructive and entertaining at the same time.

Proceedings Of The 5th Experimental Chaos Conference

Author: Mingzhou Ding
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814491500
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Proceedings Of The 5th Experimental Chaos Conference from the Author: Mingzhou Ding. The 5th Experimental Chaos Conference was a gathering of scientists and engineers who work on real-world systems that behave in a nonlinear and, often, chaotic fashion. The proceedings present discoveries of chaotic behavior, explanation of nonlinear phenomena in the laboratory, and applications of nonlinear and chaotic effects to devices and techniques for improving performance and surmounting technical obstacles. Experimental work is presented on chaos in semiconductor superlattices, spatiotemporal chaos in magnetic materials, instabilities in magnetic fluids, bifurcations of hexagonal patterns in lasers, and discrete rotating waves. New phenomena are exhibited on amplitude death in coupled oscillators, vortex crystals, wakes in soap films, chaotic dynamics of ocean waves, and microscopic chaos. Applications of chaotic dynamics are offered in the areas of chaotic pulse trains in digital communications, detection of changes in EEGs, detection of unstable periodic orbits in noisy data, cellular automata and warfare, detection of n:m phase synchronization, methods in acoustic chaos, chaos in the machine tool-cutting process, and a nonlinear airfoil. The broad range of topics and fields touches on a wide variety of systems whose behavior is now better understood and applied through the use of chaotic dynamics. Contents:Condensed Matter:Self-Organized Quasiparticles and Other Patterns in Planar Gas-Discharge Systems (H-G Purwins et al.)Controllable Bifurcation Processes in Undoped, Photoexcited GaAs/A1As Superlattices (K J Luo et al.)Control:Analyzing Time-Delay Feedback Systems (R Hegger et al.)Chaos Control in Fast Systems Using Occasional Feedback (N J Corron et al.)Electronics:Characteristic Relations of Type-III Intermittency in an Electronic Circuit (C-M Kim et al.)Chaotic Pulse Trains in Digital Communications (M Sushchik et al.)Spatiotemporal:Continuum Coupled Maps: A Model for Patterns in Vibrated Sand (E Ott & S C Venkataramani)Pattern Control with Spatial Perturbations in a Wide Aperture Laser (R Meucci et al.)Biology:Robust Detection of Dynamical Change in Scalp Egg (P C Gailey et al.)Detection of Unstable Periodic Orbits in Noisy Data, and Choosing the Right Surrogates (K Dolan et al.)Synchronization:Experimental Manifestations of Phase and Lag Synchronizations in Coupled Chaotic Systems (Y-C Lai et al.)Amplitude Death in Coupled Opto-Thermal Oscillators (R Herrero et al.)Banquet Talk:Case Study in “Experimental Complexity” — An Artificial-Life Approach to Modeling Warfare (A Ilachinski)Optics:Adaptive Control of Strong Chaos (F T Arecchi)Optical Implementation of Chaotic Maps with Mach-Zehnder Interferometers (K Umeno et al.)Quantum Chaos:Methods in Acoustic Chaos (C Ellegaard & K Schaadt)Mechanics:Stability Transitions in a Nonlinear Airfoil (L Virgin et al.)Ray Chaos in Quadratic Index Media: A Non-Mechanical Application of Mechanics (R Tagg & M Asadi-Zeydabadi)Hydrodynamics:Dynamics, Statistics and Vortex Crystals in the Relaxation of 2D Turbulence (C F Driscoll et al.)Growth of Disordered Features in a Two-Dimensional Cylinder Wake (P Vorobieff & R E Ecke)General:Experimental Evidence for Microscopic Chaos (M E Briggs et al.)Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Structure and Coarsening in Three-Dimensional Foams (B A Prause & J A Glazier)and other papers Readership: Nonlinear and computer scientists, physicists, biomedical/chemical/mechanical engineers, as well as researchers and graduate students in the field of chaos. Keywords:Experimental Chaos;Chaotic Behavior;Nonlinear Phenomena;Semiconductor Superlattices;Bifurcations of Hexagonal Patterns in Lasers;EEGs;Cellular Automata and Warfare;Methods in Acoustic Chaos