On a calm night off the Florida coast, a fishing boat vanishes without a trace. Something deadly is hiding in U.S. waters, and the Navy brass would rather bury the truth than face it. It's Montgomery's war now. Brash and unconventional, Mike Montgomery is hardly regulation Navy. At his side, Diane Martinson, the Chief of Staff's wife--smart, tough...and his lover. Under his command, the USS Goldsborough--a WWII-era destroyer thundering toward a showdown of water and fire. With the arrival of P.T. Deutermann--retired Navy captain, former arms control negotiator within the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and ex-commander of at destroyer squadron--today's naval thriller just climbed to a whole new level.
Max and Lia's battle to defeat the wicked pirate, Red Eye, continues. Deep beneath the waves, Red Eye's crew of robotic monsters is joined by a new threat - a giant sea scorpion! Our heroes face a deadly battle... The third thrilling adventure in Sea Quest Series 5: The Chaos Quadrant. Look out for Sythid the Spider Crab, Brux the Tusked Terror and Monoth the Spiked Destroyer!
A high-stakes treasure hunt plunges Nancy into a sea of danger…and murder. In Key West, Nancy sets sail on the Lady Jane in search of a wrecked Spanish galleon. When the owner of the ship is charged with murder, however, Nancy suspects a setup. Can Nancy find the truth before the captain of the Lady Jane goes down with the ship?
In this global wake-up call, nuclear physicist Jeff Eerkens explores remedies for the impending energy crisis, when oil and natural gas are depleted. The Nuclear Imperative demonstrates that solar, wind, and biomass power are incapable of supplying the enormous quantities of electricity and heat needed for manufacturing portable synthetic fuels to replace our current use of fossil fuels. It offers a fresh look at uranium-produced energy as the optimal affordable solution.
How Prediction Markets Turn Employees Into Visionaries
Author: Donald N. Thompson
Pubpsher: Harvard Business Press
Category: Business & Economics
Why Prediction Markets Are Good for Business From selecting the lead actress in a Broadway musical, to predicting a crucial delay in the delivery of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner months before the CEO knew about it, to accurately forecasting US presidential elections--prediction markets have realized some amazing successes by aggregating the wisdom of crowds. Until now, the potential for this unique approach has remained merely an interesting curiosity. But a handful of innovative organizations--GE, Google, Motorola, Microsoft, Eli Lily, even the CIA--has successfully tapped employee insights to change how business gets done. InOracles, Don Thompson explains how these and other firms use prediction markets to make better decisions, describing what could be the origins of a social revolution. Thompson shows how prediction markets can: * draw on the hidden knowledge of every employee * tap the "intellectual bandwidth” of retired employees * replace surveys * substitute for endless meetings By showing successes and failures of real organizations, and identifying the common roadblocks they’ve overcome,Oracles offers a guide to begin testing expertise against the collective wisdom of employees and the market--all to the benefit of their bottom line.
Like most of us, Ian Vince used to think of the British countryside as average, unexciting - as dramatic as a nice cup of tea. Then, over the course of a single car journey, the features of our green and pleasant land reawakened a fascination with geology that he had long forgotten, and he began to delve beneath the surface (metaphorically, that is). From the rocks of north-west Scotland which are amongst the oldest on the planet to St Michael's Mount off the coast of Cornwall, which was still being shaped in human memory, The Lie of the Land takes us on a journey through a fantastically exotic Britain of red desert sands, shattering continental collisions and tides of volcanic lava. Ian Vince shows us how Britain came to look the way it does; and with warmth and wit transports us back through billions of years to a land that time forgot.
Release on 2011-05-03 | by J. D. Douglas,Merrill C. Tenney
Author: J. D. Douglas,Merrill C. Tenney
The Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary provides a visually stimulating journey for anyone interested in learning more about the world of the Bible. Through the articles, sidebars, charts, maps, and full-color images included in this volume, the text of the Old and New Testaments will come alive for you as never before. As a condensation of the Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, the information contained within this reference work is solid and biblically sound. The material is based completely on the NIV and cross-referenced to the King James Version, and it contains over 7,200 entries, 500 four-color photographs, charts, and illustrations, 75 four-color maps, and a Scripture index ... making this wonderful Bible study resource a must-have whether you’re a general reader of the Bible, a pastor, or a student.
The lives of four strangers were about to collide in a way only the Middle East could provide. Four strangers from different religions and ethnic backgrounds find themselves intertwined with violence as the main recipe. Oh yes, I almost forgot. There is a fifth wheel: The Bedouin. Thus, four tales of four families result in one riveting story that had to be told. As many around the world are aware of by now, the tiny nation of Israel seems to have a disproportional coverage on the evening news and daily newspapers more than any other nation in the world. Likewise, people around the world seem to have strong views either in favor of or against the different people that make up this miniscule nation. Either way, people seem to know about it more than lets say Zimbabwe or Malaysia. Despite that, this incredible story almost escaped the radar of all the media channels and disappeared into obscurity. The source of this story must remain anonymous for security purposes. Also for security reasons, the names of the people and places have been changed. The majority of this story takes place in the Galilee. The Galilee is the northern district of the State of Israel. This tiny mountainous region chock full of different religions and cultures dating back to over five thousand years ago. This region borders Lebanon in the North, Golan Heights in the East, the Mediterranean to the West, and Central Israel to the South. Every square mile of this area is rich in history, religious significance, and stories. One such story takes place throughout the Galilee and culminates in the Galilee's largest city, Haifa. This book is dedicated to the people of this region. If they only knew how similar they really were to each other. My hope is that people get to know these fascinating people by visiting this magnificent region and getting to know the people in person. Salaam Aleikum! Shalom Alechem! Peace be upon you!