Cobra War Trilogy

Author: Timothy Zahn

Publisher: Baen Books

ISBN: 1625795114

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Page: 928

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Contains all three novels of the Cobra War series by New York Times #1 best-selling author Timothy Zahn. Cobra warriors: technologically enhanced and implanted with an arsenal of covert weaponry to fight against alien foes and evil humans. Three complete novels together for the first time: Cobra Alliance, Cobra Guardian, and Cobra Gamble. Cobra Alliance Earth had won its war with the Troft because of the Cobras, a guerilla force whose weapons were surgically implanted, invisible to the unsuspecting eye, yet undeniably deadly. Now the Moreau family, filled with Cobra warriors, is seen as a problem, not a solution. An urgent cry for help arrives from the secretive planet Qasama. Is it a true distress signal, or a trap for the Cobras? Jin Moreau and her son Merrick must journey into danger to find out. Cobra Guardian One young Cobra must forge a new political order as a deadly alien enemy strikes. Earth has won a previous war with the deadly Troft and grown soft, but now the aliens are back! Jasmine Moreau Broom, descendant of a now-legendary Cobra family, must rally the Cobras to war after a devastating attack on every planet with Cobras on it nearly succeeds in wiping them out entirely. The key to victory lies with Jasmine’s quest to uncover a secret that might turn the tide while searching on a world that is under full-on alien attack. Cobra Gamble The Troft invasions of Qasama and the Cobra Worlds has had at least one result: it has turned long-time antagonists into uneasy and unwilling allies. As the aliens battle to consolidate their conquered territories, a small group of Cobras and Qasaman Djinn work together to create a victory that will rock the invaders to the core. Now one young Cobra must forge a new political order as a devastating alien enemy strikes—an enemy more deadly than any humanity has ever faced. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Timothy Zahn: “Zahn keeps the story moving at a breakneck pace, maintaining excitement.”—Publishers Weekly “[Y]ou can count on Timothy Zahn for three things: clean, sparse prose; good pacing; and great action scenes. The first book in the Cobra War series hits all those marks in admirable style and makes for a quick, entertaining sci-fi novel.”—Blogcritics “[Conqueror’s Heritage] is another finely wrought space adventure . . . [with] social, political and emotional complications, all of which Zahn treats with his usual skill.”—Booklist “Zahn paints every detail [in Angelmass] with gleamy realism . . . scientific dialogue that streams with starship hardware and military trooper talk . . . immensely appealing.”—Kirkus Review

Cobra Guardian: Cobra War Book II

Author: Timothy Zahn

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 1618247964

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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When the colony worlds Adirondack and Silvern fell to the Troft forces almost without a struggle. Outnumbered and on the defensive, Earth made a desperate decision. It would attack the aliens not from space, but on the ground¾with forces the Trofts did not even suspect. Thus were created the Cobras, a guerilla force whose weapons were surgically implanted, invisible to the unsuspecting eye, yet undeniably deadly. And the Moreau family were the most famous of the Cobra warriors. Long after victory over the Troft was achieved, the Cobras made common cause against their former adversaries against a new enemy. Their reward was three planets that would be a home for the Cobras, who deadly powers made them too dangerous to feel at home on Earth. Now, years had passed and not everyone on the Cobra worlds thought that the Cobras were worth the cost of maintaining their existing built-in weaponry, let alone supporting research to improve the Cobra weapons, and possibly even put an end to the negative effects of that built-in weaponry, which caused Cobras to die much too young. Many who had never known interplanetary war were convinced that the Cobras were not needed at all. That was a grave miscalculation, because a Troft faction has decided to invade the Cobra planets in force, using a new strategy that even the formidable Cobra warriors may not be able to defeat . . . At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Jungle Folk - Indian Natural History Sketches

Author: Dewar Douglas

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473341388

Category: Nature

Page: 280

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This vintage book contains a fascinating and comprehensive guide to the various birds that can be found in India, covering mynas, babblers, cuckoos, herons, wagtails, and many, many more. With detailed descriptions of their natural history, habitat, and habits, this charming and easy-to-read volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in India's birds and ornithology in general. "Jungle Folk - Indian Natural History Sketches" is not to be missed by collectors of vintage ornithological literature. Contents include: "Of Indian Birds in General", "Respectable Cuckoos", "The Brown Rock-Chat", "The Scavenger-in-Writing", "Indian Wagtails", "The Teesa", "Falconry in India", "Hawks in Miniature", "The Roosting of the Bee-Eaters", "Owls", "A Bundle of Iniquity", "The Interpretation of the Actions of Animals", "AT the Sign of the Farash", "The Coot", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with its original artwork and text.

Alien Ice

Author: Alfred H. Berger

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453507310

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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When a Kryogenetics engineer working at a military facility discovers how to revitalize people to remain at their present age, and remain there for 100 years at a time, all hell breaks loose. Military, Mafia, and space aliens, greedy rich government persons, there comes into being the race of who gets the secret first. The good guys against the bad, or so it seems. The engineer and his wife are kidnapped by paid mercenaries recruited by doublecrossing persons wanting this information for themselves and stand to make billions and billions of dollars. One man with a secret. An adventure follows that will span the United States, Europe, the fringes of outer space, and space aliens, and that will tax the ingenuity of his mom and dad to get them free from their glacial entombment.

Black Diamond: the Commander

Author: Anthony Scheiber

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469757435

Category: Fiction

Page: 536

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Black Diamond: The Commander is the exciting, fast paced story of Michael Thomas Striker, a rugged young military officer falsely accused of murdering a senior official admidst the smoldering battlefields of Mars. Just as his sentence is being levied, his courageous band of commandos rescue him from the clutches of a justice system gone terribly wrong. While making his escape through the treacherous dangers of the asteroid belt, the Commander is enlisted to become the next guardian of a mysterious gemstone, the royal symbol of a powerful alien civilization ruling an entire quadrant of star systems at the center of the galaxy. When the Commander learns his beloved has been kidnapped by pirates, he and his elite commando team, the Cobra Squadron, battle their way across the solar system to face a ruthless pirate warlord invulnerable in an underground fortress hidden deep below Jupiter's inhospitable surface. Black Diamond: The Commander delivers the ultimate rescue adventure filled with heroism, suspense, high tech driven intrigue, and spine tingling action every perilous step of the way!

Van Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia

Author: Douglas M. Considine,Glenn D. Considine

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475769180

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 3524

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Advancements in science and engineering have occurred at a surprisingly rapid pace since the release of the seventh edition of this encyclopedia. Large portions of the reference have required comprehensive rewriting and new illustrations. Scores of new topics have been included to create this thoroughly updated eighth edition. The appearance of this new edition in 1994 marks the continuation of a tradition commenced well over a half-century ago in 1938 Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, First Edition, was published and welcomed by educators worldwide at a time when what we know today as modern science was just getting underway. The early encyclopedia was well received by students and educators alike during a critical time span when science became established as a major factor in shaping the progress and economy of individual nations and at the global level. A vital need existed for a permanent science reference that could be updated periodically and made conveniently available to audiences that numbered in the millions. The pioneering VNSE met these criteria and continues today as a reliable technical information source for making private and public decisions that present a backdrop of technical alternatives.

Gender Inclusive Treatment of Intimate Partner Abuse

A Comprehensive Approach

Author: John Hamel, LCSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826197368

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

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This breakthrough handbook for mental health professionals and educators offers practical, hands-on information for conducting assessments and providing treatments that take the entire family system into account. Rich with research that shows women are abusive within relationships at rates comparable to men, the book eschews the field's reliance on traditional domestic violence theory and treatment, which favors violence interventions for men and victim services for women and ignores the dynamics of the majority of violent relationships. Thus, the author identifies and measures protocols that help practitioners make accurate assessments for both men and women and then carefully selects the treatment modality and curricula for group, couples, and/or individual work that will help clients break their particular cycle of violence while ensuring victim safety.

Down South

One Tour in Vietnam

Author: William Hardwick

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: 0307415082

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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“I was always happy to see first light. By first light it was over . . . for a while.” –from Down South There were a lot of ways to get killed in Vietnam. You could get “zapped,” “dinged,” “burned,” “popped,” “smoked,” or “wasted.” Marine 2nd Lt. William H. Hardwick was familiar with all of them because, unlike most USMC artillery officers–who waged their war from bunkers inside protected compounds–Hardwick as a forward observer fought alongside rifle companies and lived like a grunt for most of his thirteen-month tour. In Okinawa, Vietnam was referred to as “Down South,” and in 1968, “Down South” was a bad place to be. Hardwick did it all–walking point, springing ambushes, capturing prisoners, and spending months in the bush surrounded by crack NVA troops. At times the attacking enemy was so close, Hardwick had to call in air strikes almost on top of the Marines themselves just so they could survive. William Hardwick volunteered to fight as one of the few, the proud, the Marines. From the Paperback edition.

The Judgment Stone

Author: Robert Liparulo

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1401687350

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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What if praying became a curse instead of a blessing? Former Army Ranger Jagger Baird thought he had his hands full with the Tribe—the band of immortal vigilantes fighting to regain God’s grace by killing those opposed to Him. But that was before he encountered the ruthless group of immortals called the Clan. The Clan is after a prize that would give them unimaginable power—a piece of the Ten Commandments known as the Judgment Stone. Those who touch the Stone can see into the spiritual world: angelic warriors, treacherous demons, and the blue threads of light that signal the presence of believers in communion with God. By following the blue beam radiating from those closest to God, the Clan plans to locate His most passionate followers and destroy them. Jagger quickly realizes his high-tech gadgetry and training are no match for these merciless immortals. But how can he defeat an enemy who hunts believers through their prayers . . . and won’t stop until they’ve annihilated all those close to Him? In this high-action thriller, best-selling author Robert Liparulo examines the raging battle between good and evil on earth . . . and beyond.

The Mysterious Cobras, Myths and stories of the Cobra Snakes, like never been told.

Author: Agha Gul

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456726850

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

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"Suddenly the clouds covered the moonlit skies, everything went utmost dark, I could still hear the cobra following me on the dry leaves, and felt it was gaining up on me and getting closer and closer....." "when I was going through the tall grass, there was not a single soul around at 2;30 at night, but suddenly seeing this man appeared and then disappeared, sent shivers down my spine" "Seeing the cobras dancing in the moonlight around a precious stone with different lights comming out it left me dazed and awed" "The cobra girl was beautiful and smelling like the Raat-ki-Rani plant, which is their favorite place to hangout"

R & T

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Automobiles, Racing

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Cobras in the Rough

Author: Grant Gordon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780335121

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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When his father dies suddenly, Grant Gordon's life descends into freefall. Having long harboured an obsession with the British in India, and in particular what they did for recreation, Grant goes to find the golf courses the British built during the Raj and decides to play them. Along the way, he has a golf lesson on the highest golf course in the world, in the mountains of Kashmir; negotiates cobras, peacocks and monkeys in Delhi - on a course moulded by the British around the ruins of a Mughal emperor's palace; has a round with Indian Army colonels in the shadow of Everest; gets drenched several times over on the wettest golf course on Earth; and searches on Tiger Hill for Darjeeling's lost British golf course. In Agra he tees off in full view of the Taj Mahal, while in Lucknow, the ghosts of the famous siege during the 1857 Mutiny seem to affect his swing. Throughout, he is faced with the challenge of getting his golf clubs to increasingly obscure locations, using an array of quirky transport. As Grant travels across India, he slowly begins to understand the relationship he had with his father. Cobras in the Rough is a book about golf but also about fathers and sons, and the ways in which they follow, or refuse to follow, in each other's footsteps.

Cobras

Author: Barbara Taylor

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 9780739865996

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Describes cobras, their habits, where they live, how they defend themselves, and how they exist in the world of people.

The Sky Soldiers

Author: Victor R. Beaver

Publisher: Infinity Publishing

ISBN: 0741421933

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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America's first all-out helicopter war - matching the venerable UH-1 "Huey" and the young pilots who endured nine months of flight training hell to fly them.

Desperate Measures

Author: Christy Barritt

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460339347

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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FRAMED FOR MURDER Accused of murdering her estranged husband, widowed mother Samantha Rogers panics and flees. But the real killer is now after her and her son. She's desperate to find a safe haven where her past is secret. So when John Wagner offers her room and board in exchange for work on a remote island in the Chesapeake Bay, she moves to Smuggler's Cove. Samantha longs to tell her handsome boss why she's always looking over her shoulder. But when danger arrives on shore, the truth may put John in a killer's crosshairs.

Reading for Details, Ages 7 - 13

Increase Comprehension of Fiction and Nonfiction Passages with the Five ÒWÓ Questions--Who, What, When, Where, and Why

Author: Kelly Gunzenhauser

Publisher: Key Education Publishing

ISBN: 1602680493

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Foster a love of reading and increase comprehension skills using Reading for Details for grades 2Ð7. This 64-page bookÊis comprised of a variety of high-interest reading passages: news articles, short stories, science articles, letters, recipes, postcards, flyers, advertisements, billboards, and directions.Ê To strengthen reading comprehension skills, the five ÒWÓ questions are featured at the end of each reading passage. The book includes 49 fun-to-read leveledÊpassages, instructions for using the passages as diagnostics in determining students' reading levels, and extension writing activities. With diverse topics and engaging passages, this book makes differentiating instruction for students in the classroom easy. The book supports NCTE standards. Key Education products are intended to engage and educate young and special learners, as well as assist teachers in building a strong and developmentally appropriate curriculum for these children. The product lineÑcomprised of teacher/parent resource books, photographic learning cards, and other activity- and game-oriented materialsÑis designed to assist in ÒUnlocking the Potential in Every Child.Ó