The Do-it-Yourself Gunpowder Cookbook

Author: Don McLean

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9780873646758

Category: House & Home

Page: 80

View: 8317

Learn how to make gunpowder from such items as dead cats, whiskey, your living room ceiling, manure and maple syrup with simple hand tools and techniques that have been used for centuries. This is a practical and safe approach to making the oldest propellant/explosive known. For information purposes only.

Arming for the Apocalypse

Assembling Your Survival Arsenal ... While You Still Can

Author: James Ballou

Publisher: Prepper Press


Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 3685

Global economic meltdown. Widespread natural disaster. Disease pandemic. It doesn't matter the cause. In the coming Dark Age, the delicate supply infrastructures of modern society will collapse, and you will no longer have access to groceries, gasoline . . . or guns. The time to assemble your arsenal is now, says author Jim Ballou, and here he guides you through the many crucial factors you must consider when selecting firearms for a post-apocalyptic future. Some of the topics he covers include: What are the five basic questions you must ask yourself when selecting any handgun, rifle, or shotgun for the apocalypse? How can you squeeze surprisingly useful, life-saving service from older or low-value firearms? What vital support gear must you have when you are forced to become your own gun shop? Which types of ammunition will not only serve your survival needs, but also be available in quantity when ordinary sources run dry? What roles can multi-caliber guns, backup guns, and alternative weapons to conventional firearms play in your survival plans? What practical modifications can you make to your guns to make them more suitable for post-apocalypse survival? Given how critical weapons will become in an age when you may have to hunt for meat or defend yourself against numerous post-apocalyptic threats, the more you must force yourself to consider all the pertinent factors now . . . while you still can. Because when the world starts to crumble, you won't have time to select firearms—that's when you lock and load!

The Lonely Polygamist

A Novel

Author: Brady Udall

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393062627

Category: Fiction

Page: 602

View: 5328

Golden Richards, a polygamist with four wives and 28 children has a midlife-crisis affair that threatens to destroy his family's future, in this tale of a dysfunctional American family from the author of Letting Loose the Hounds.

The Lonely Polygamist: A Novel

Author: Brady Udall

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393080933

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 7309

A New York Times bestseller: "Udall masterfully portrays the hapless foibles and tragic yearnings of our fellow humans." —San Francisco Chronicle Golden Richards, husband to four wives, father to twenty-eight children, is having the mother of all midlife crises. His construction business is failing, his family has grown into an overpopulated mini-dukedom beset with insurrection and rivalry, and he is done in with grief: due to the accidental death of a daughter and the stillbirth of a son, he has come to doubt the capacity of his own heart. Brady Udall, one of our finest American fiction writers, tells a tragicomic story of a deeply faithful man who, crippled by grief and the demands of work and family, becomes entangled in an affair that threatens to destroy his family’s future. Like John Irving and Richard Yates, Udall creates characters that engage us to the fullest as they grapple with the nature of need, love, and belonging. Beautifully written, keenly observed, and ultimately redemptive, The Lonely Polygamist is an unforgettable story of an American family—with its inevitable dysfunctionality, heartbreak, and comedy—pushed to its outer limits.

The Book of Firsts

Author: Mary Khazak Grant


ISBN: 0557744563

Category: History

Page: 156

View: 7135

Juvenile: el-hi, 5-8th grade social studies - prehistoric man to Bronze Age. Inventions and Discoveries. Illustrated, Chapter Questions, Glossary, Timeline.

Bombs, IEDs, and Explosives

Identification, Investigation, and Disposal Techniques

Author: Paul R. Laska

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498714501

Category: Law

Page: 285

View: 313

A guide on procedures, administration, and equipment, Bombs, IEDs, and Explosives: Identification, Investigation, and Disposal Techniques introduces concepts, basic knowledge, and necessary skill sets for bomb technicians. It covers topics such as training resources, bomb threat and incident response, legal aspects of bomb disposal, explosives and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), bomb technology, bomb disposal equipment, and explosive evidence handling. The book outlines where bomb squads and technicians have historically been placed within the public safety system and suggests where they should ideally fit according to their function. It details specific standard operating procedures (SOPs) for various bomb threat and response scenarios, discusses protocols for requesting and supporting a bomb squad response, and addresses legal and forensic aspects of handling and associated recordkeeping. With the growing threat of chemical, biology, and radiological terrorism, the book recommends a stronger alliance of bomb disposal and hazardous materials response teams. Such alliances—in conjunction with increased interorganizational coordination between public safety divisions, such as police and fire departments—will lead to more effective responses to incidents and threats. The field of bomb disposal is constantly evolving. Bombers and bombmakers, especially those associated with terrorist organizations, study emergency responses to incidents to modify their devices for increased effectiveness. This book stresses the need for flexibility and creativity in response. Bombs, IEDs, and Explosives provides a ready reference on a wide variety of technical, administrative, and legal information that makes it indispensable to bomb disposal professionals and units.

Die kulinarischen Anwendungsmöglichkeiten einer Kanonenkugel


Author: Eli Brown

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426423138

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5793

Der junge Koch Owen Wedgwood sieht sich vor eine unmögliche Wahl gestellt: Auf ein Piratenschiff entführt, kann er entweder jeden Sonntag ein Gourmet-Menü für die gefürchtete Kapitänin Mad Hannah Mabbot zaubern oder mit den Haien um die Wette schwimmen. Doch an Bord gibt es kaum geeignete Zutaten. Um an die heranzukommen, muss er sich wohl oder übel mit der eigenwilligen Crew auseinandersetzen – und die hält so einige Überraschungen für ihn bereit.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 644

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Understanding Threats and Responses in the Post-9/11 World

Author: Brigitte Lebens Nacos

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group


Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 1861

Focusing on the phenomenon of terrorism in the post-Cold War and post-9/11 era,Terrorism and Counterterrorismlooks at this form of political violence in an international and American context and in light of new and historical trends. Broadly addressing the question “What is terrorism?,” Brigitte Nacos, a renowned expert in the field, clearly defines and discusses terrorism’s many causes, actors, and strategies as well as anti- and counter-terrorist responses. In addition, this text uniquely investigates terrorism’s relationship with the media and the public. Comprehensive and highly readable,Terrorism and Counterterrorismintroduces students to key concepts in the study of terrorism and political violence and helps them challenge preconceptions of this complex and vital issue.

Killing Moon


Author: David Pedreira


ISBN: 3732556824

Category: Fiction

Page: 351

View: 7585

Wo lauert der wahre Feind? Vor dieser Frage steht Caden Dechert, Leiter der amerikanischen Mondmission zum Abbau des Energielieferanten Helium-3. Im Jahre 2072 streiten fünf Großmächte um die Vorherrschaft auf dem Erdtrabanten. In der lebensfeindlichen Umgebung war die Sicherheit der Crews trotzdem stets oberstes Gebot. Doch als eine Bombe ein US-Teammitglied tötet, muss Dechert nicht nur einen Saboteur und Mörder jagen. Er muss auch einen offenen Krieg zwischen den USA und China verhindern, wenn sein Team überleben will ...

Traumhaft verliebt


Author: Lori Wilde

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641065348

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5947

Wenn man in der Nacht vor Weihnachten ein Plätzchen unter sein Kissen legt, dann sieht man im Schlaf seinen Traummann ... Im kleinen Dörfchen Twilight glauben die Bewohner an eine alte Legende: „Wenn man in der Nacht vor Weihnachten ein Plätzchen unter sein Kissen legt, dann sieht man im Traum seinen Seelenverwandten ...“. Nur nicht Sarah Collier: Als sie als 15-jährige vergeblich in eine Trauzeremonie stürzte, um Travis Walker davon abzuhalten, die Falsche zu heiraten, platzte ihr Traum von der Liebe. Doch als das Schicksal sie Jahre später zurück nach Twilight führt, scheint es so, als ob an der alten Legende doch etwas Wahres dran sein könnte ...


Rezepte aus der Nudelbar

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783884727232


Page: 192

View: 5993