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The Scorpion's Tail

The Scorpion's Tail
Author : Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
Release Date : 2021-01-07
Category : Fiction
Total pages :416
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#1 bestselling authors Preston & Child return with the next book in a series featuring archaeologist Nora Kelly and FBI Agent Corrie Swanson. After a shoot-out leaves a senior FBI agent gravely wounded, Corrie Swanson finds herself under investigation. Her supervisor assures her she's not to blame and the black mark on her record will be cleared in short order. But Corrie finds she cannot shake off an overwhelming feeling of guilt. As a distraction, she takes on a new case involving a fifty-year-old, mummified corpse discovered in a hidden enclave at High Lonesome, a long-abandoned New Mexico ghost town. Quickly out of her depth, she realizes she needs the help of her old enemy, archaeologist Nora Kelly. The two women soon uncover a startling truth: the deceased was poisoned, and died clutching a priceless artifact. Can the two women solve the mystery of the scorpion's tail? Or will they – like others before them – die in the attempt?

The Scorpion's Tail

The Scorpion's Tail
Author : Zahid Hussain
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2010-11-16
Category : Political Science
Total pages :256
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The war in Afghanistan has raged on longer than any war in U.S. history, and far from suppressing the insurgency being waged by radical Islamic militants, it has led to stronger alli­ances among al Qaeda, the Taliban, and a host of once-autonomous militant groups and has inspired a flood of new recruits. In addition to reclaiming control of substantial territory in Afghanistan, the militants have now taken the fight deep within Pakistan—threatening to totally destabilize that nuclear-armed state—and are launching attacks on the U.S. homeland. Why has the insurgency been so irrepressible? Is this a war that can be won? Can we expect a wave of attacks within the United States more sophisticated than the attempted bombing in Times Square? Nothing can be understood about the prospects for the war and the threat to the U.S. homeland without understanding how Pakistan has become the epicenter of the insurgency and why the rise of militant groups there has escalated out of control despite major offensives by the Pakistani military and an intensive secret U.S. Predator drone war against them. Based on extensive reporting inside Pakistan’s dangerous lawless regions and exclusive interviews with militant leaders as well as high-level military and intelligence sources, Zahid Hussain, one of the most respected reporters working out of Pakistan, chronicles how and why the Islamic extremist groups based in Pakistan’s remote tribal territories have greatly increased their power since the start of the war and unleashed a reign of terror on U.S. forces in Afghanistan and on both the military and civilian population within Pakistan. He is the first to reveal how a loose constellation of tribal groups has now come together to form a distinctive Pakistani Taliban, working closely with al Qaeda and the Afghani Taliban to launch increas­ingly sophisticated and deadly attacks on both sides of the Af-Pak border. He discloses how they draw support and a steady flood of recruits from deeply entrenched support networks in major Pakistani cities, and how they have recruited would-be U.S. attackers, including Faisal Shahzad and Adnan Shukrijumah, accused of plotting to bomb the New York City subway. He is also the first to chronicle in detail the still unacknowledged U.S. war carried out in Pakistan by remote Predator drones, and, reporting from the scenes of a number of drone missile strikes and interviewing a number of attempted suicide bombers, he reveals the shocking extent of anti-Americanism the strikes have stoked in Pakistan, across the range of the population, due to civilian deaths, driving a new breed of highly educated, professional, and middle-class Pakistanis into the militant groups. His gripping and revelatory account is an urgent wake-up call about the blowback effects of the U.S. war in Afghanistan and the drone campaign in Pakistan, about how volatile the situation in the Af-Pak region has become, and about the deeply troubling limitations of the current military strategy in ever gaining decisive ground against the insurgents.

The Scorpion's Tail

The Scorpion's Tail
Author : Sylvia Torti
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2005
Category : Fiction
Total pages :268
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The Scorpion's Tail explores struggles of indigenous people in Southern Mexico during the Zapatista uprising. This suspense-filled novel encompasses both the point of view of Amy, a young U.S. biologist inadvertently caught up in the rebellion, and that of Chan Nah K'in, an insurgent woman guerilla. It explores the dilemma of the Hach Winik people caught between their traditional life and the modern world. The Scorpion's Tail is also an initiation story - Amy is plunged into the social realities of Mexico, an experience that shatters her neat isolated world of science and changes her life forever.

Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada
Author : Verna R. Johnston
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release Date : 1998-04-20
Category : Nature
Total pages :241
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All lovers of the mountains will welcome Verna Johnston's new and completely updated edition of her classic, Sierra Nevada, originally published in 1970. A professional biologist, veteran ornithologist, and well-known wildlife photographer, Johnston is the perfect guide for a natural-history trip into the Sierra. Regardless of how one explores the magnificent 400-mile-long mountain range, on foot or by car, in an armchair or a classroom, this is the book to have. Beginning with the western foothills, Johnston evokes a vivid picture of the varied plant and animal life encountered as the elevation increases, tops the crest, and drops to the more precipitous, arid eastern Sierra slope. The reader is taken through chaparral and mountain meadows, pine and fir forests, granite expanses and snowy peaks. Johnston writes of the Native Americans' uses and stewardship of the land, the role of fire in forest ecology, the eras of sheep herders and loggers, the work of John Muir and other preservationists, and the battles to save Mono Lake and Lake Tahoe. Her lifetime of field experience and discovery offers intimate observations of rarely recorded events: the courtship of the Sierra Nevada salamander, a wolverine attacking two bears, a fight to the death between a skink and a scorpion. Many changes have occurred in the Sierra since the first edition of this book was published, including acid snow, tensions involving human and cougar habitats, and an ominous drop in amphibian populations. Johnston documents these events and updates the ecological research in the rich, evocative writing style that makes her book a naturalist's treasure. This is a guide to the Sierra Nevada for the next millennium.

An Introduction to Astronomy

An Introduction to Astronomy
Author : Denison Olmsted
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1860
Category : Astronomy
Total pages :319
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The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
Author : William Dwight Whitney,Benjamin Eli Smith
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1897
Category : Atlases
Total pages :129
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Northern California StarWatch

Northern California StarWatch
Author : Mike Lynch
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2021
Category :
Total pages :129
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Utah StarWatch

Utah StarWatch
Author : Mike Lynch
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2021
Category : Science
Total pages :129
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A series of state specific information manuals for novice and intermediate stargazers describes what readers can expect to see from their own backyards with a minimum of equipment, detailing constellations and their seasonal movement, solar and lunar eclipses, and other astronomical phenomena and furnishing helpful guidelines for purchasing a telescope and other equipment

The Columbian Cyclopedia

The Columbian Cyclopedia
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1897
Category : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Total pages :129
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Treatise on the Heathen Superstitions that Today Live Among the Indians Native to this New Spain, 1629

Treatise on the Heathen Superstitions that Today Live Among the Indians Native to this New Spain, 1629
Author : Hernando Ruiz de Alarcón
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date : 1984
Category : Social Science
Total pages :406
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The Treatise of Hernando Ruiz de Alarcón is one of the most important surviving documents of early colonial Mexico. It was written in 1629 as an aid to Roman Catholic churchmen in their efforts to root out the vestiges of pre-Columbian Aztec religious beliefs and practices. For the student of Aztec religion and culture is a valuable source of information. Hernando Ruiz de Alarcón was born in Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico, in the latter part of the sixteenth century. He attended the University of Mexico and later took holy orders. Sometime after he was assigned to the parish of Atenango, he began writing the Treatise for his fellow priests and church superiors to use as a guide in suppressing native "heresy." With great care and attention to detail Ruiz de Alarcón collected and recorded Aztec religious practices and incantations that had survived a century of Spanish domination (sometimes in his zeal extracting information from his informants through force and guile). He wrote down the incantations in Nahuatl and translated them into Spanish for his readers. He recorded rites for such everyday activities as woodcutting, traveling, hunting, fishing, farming, harvesting, fortune telling, lovemaking, and the curing of many diseases, from toothache to scorpion stings. Although Ruiz de Alarcón was scornful of native medical practices, we know now that in many aspects of medicine the Aztec curers were far ahead of their European counterparts.

The new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences

The new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences
Author : Encyclopaedia Perthensis
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1807
Category :
Total pages :129
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Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society

Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society
Author : Bombay Natural History Society
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1894
Category : Natural history
Total pages :129
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The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences

The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences
Author : Henry Power,New Sydenham Society,Leonard William Sedgwick
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1893
Category : Biology
Total pages :129
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Curious Facts in the History of Insects

Curious Facts in the History of Insects
Author : Frank Cowan
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1865
Category : Edible insects
Total pages :380
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Popular Astronomy

Popular Astronomy
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1898
Category : Astronomy
Total pages :129
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