Knife Fighting Knife Throwing For Combat

Author: Michael D. Echanis
Publisher: Black Belt Communications
ISBN: 089750058X
Size: 18.47 MB
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Soldier of Fortune magazine described the late Michael D Echanis as "one of the leading experts of hand-to-hand combat in the world". Before creating one of the most effective knife-defence systems in modern warfare, Echanis studied under the supreme grandmaster of hwa rang do, Joo Bang Lee, and specialised in un shin bup, the Korean counterpart to ninjutsu.

Philosophy Of Biology

Author: Peter Godfrey-Smith
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400850440
Size: 18.71 MB
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This is a concise, comprehensive, and accessible introduction to the philosophy of biology written by a leading authority on the subject. Geared to philosophers, biologists, and students of both, the book provides sophisticated and innovative coverage of the central topics and many of the latest developments in the field. Emphasizing connections between biological theories and other areas of philosophy, and carefully explaining both philosophical and biological terms, Peter Godfrey-Smith discusses the relation between philosophy and science; examines the role of laws, mechanistic explanation, and idealized models in biological theories; describes evolution by natural selection; and assesses attempts to extend Darwin's mechanism to explain changes in ideas, culture, and other phenomena. Further topics include functions and teleology, individuality and organisms, species, the tree of life, and human nature. The book closes with detailed, cutting-edge treatments of the evolution of cooperation, of information in biology, and of the role of communication in living systems at all scales. Authoritative and up-to-date, this is an essential guide for anyone interested in the important philosophical issues raised by the biological sciences.

Delphi Works Of John Buchan Illustrated

Author: John Buchan
Publisher: Delphi Classics
ISBN: 9781909496576
Size: 13.80 MB
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John Buchan’s ‘shocker’ adventure novels have entertained readers for over a century and this single collection offers US readers the most complete edition possible of Buchan’s fictional works. This comprehensive eBook presents numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Buchan's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 13 novels in the US public domain, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * Almost the complete short stories and ALL of Buchan's poetry * Includes two of Buchan's non-fiction works * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please note: to comply with US copyright restrictions, 16 novels (post-1922) and several other works cannot appear in this edition. Once new texts enter the US public domain, they will be added as a free update. Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels SIR QUIXOTE OF THE MOORS JOHN BURNET OF BARNS A LOST LADY OF OLD YEARS THE HALF-HEARTED A LODGE IN THE WILDERNESS PRESTER JOHN THE POWER-HOUSE THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS SALUTE TO ADVENTURERS GREENMANTLE MR STANDFAST THE PATH OF A KING HUNTINGTOWER The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Poetry LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Selected Non-Fiction THE AFRICAN COLONY A BOOK OF ESCAPES AND HURRIED JOURNEYS Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Ravine Vol 2

Author: Ron Marz
Publisher: Image Comics
ISBN: 9781632152381
Size: 20.95 MB
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THE HIT FANTASY EPIC CONTINUES! The balance of power in the kingdom of Palladia is threatened, as schemers plot to overthrow the rightful king. Amid this turmoil, a sorcerer named Stein Phais and a dragon rider named Lynn de Luctes are Wanderers, blessed with great power and destinies that can shape the fate of nations. How long will it be before they are drawn into the conflict?

Last Chance Mustang

Author: Mitchell Bornstein
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781466864290
Size: 14.58 MB
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Last Chance Mustang is the story of Samson, a formerly free-roaming, still wild-at-heart American mustang that was plucked from his mountainous Nevada home and thrown into the domestic horse world where he was brutalized and victimized. After years of abuse, Samson had evolved into a hateful and hated, maladjusted beast until the day he found his way to a rural Illinois farm, an ill-equipped owner, and one last chance. Mitch Bornstein's task was to tame the violent beast whose best defense had become offense. He had twenty years of experience fixing unfixable horses, but Samson would be his greatest challenge. Through the pair's many struggles and countless battles, Samson would teach Mitch about the true power of hope, friendship, redemption and the inspiring mettle of the forever wild and free American mustang. Last Chance Mustang explains Samson's violent and antisocial behavior while addressing the remedial techniques employed to remedy these issues. The art of working with damaged horses is demystified. Though his story is sad, the reader is asked to respect Samson—not pity him. He has good and bad days, and he has a dark side. Like all of us, Samson is far from perfect. And his saga will move the reader to both tears and laughter. Part history lesson, part training manual, and part animal narrative, Samson's is a story that all readers will be able to relate to: a story of survival, of trust, and ultimately, finding love.