Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: Ph.D. Nordby
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1999-12-20
ISBN: 9781420048827
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead Reckoning Book Excerpt:

Her Brentwood home became a hotbed for homicide. But in the wake of intense public and media attention, one saliant and hard truth was often overlooked: the murder of Nicole Brown-Simpson, while brutal and heinous in its form, was just one of thousands of homicides committed during that same year. Most escaped the scrutiny of public interest. Many never made it to trial, and still others were dismissed as natural deaths-perfect crimes that remain forever unsolved. How, then, do investigators solve a murder when the trail goes cold? Like mariners navigating without landmarks under a starless night sky-lacking a reliable witness or smoking gun-they plot their course through the clues by applying their own style of Dead Reckoning, reconstructing the crime by disciplined observation, careful reasoning, and experience. Dead Reckoning: The Art of Forensic Detection examines the applications of logic and science to decipher chaotic death scenes and difficult cases, and to derive orderly explanations from their jumbled clues. The 10 case studies in this book illustrate the powers of observation exercised in reading the signs, identifying them as clues, and reasoning from them to the best explanation. For investigators, as well as forensic pathologists, coroners, prosecutors, and defense attorneys, Dead Reckoning: The Art of Forensic Detection stresses the importance of trusting your own observations even in the wake of contradictory evidence.

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: K. Perkins
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2012-08-29
ISBN: 1479155489
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead Reckoning Book Excerpt:

Dead Reckoning is an historical adventure of piracy, love and revenge in the Caribbean in the Seventeenth Century.Leo is born in Spanish Panama in 1659. When he is twelve years old he witnesses the violent rape and murder of his mother by three of the Caribbean's most feared pirates: Tarr, Blake and Hornigold, and swears revenge at all costs.Gabriella is trapped in an abusive marriage to a ruthless Dutch slave trader, who is in business with the same English cut-throats. She risks all to escape with her life.Leo and Gabriella meet aboard one of the most horrific ships in the Caribbean – a slaver – and join forces against their common enemy. They face a number of challenges as they battle not only the risks of a life at sea, including storm, drowning, and being adrift in a crippled ship, but also repeated attacks by Blake and Hornigold.But their biggest threat proves to be each other. Can they reconcile their hearts in time for the fiercest battle in their quest of revenge, and survive the gallows?Dead Reckoning was long-listed in the 2011 Mslexia Novel Competition."Wow, what a fantastic story. It's a swashbuckler with a sweeping narrative, full of sea battles, drama, revenge, and love""Ms. Perkins is a sensational storyteller, knowing how to grab your attention, and hold onto you throughout""This is an epic pirate adventure, that is wrought with romance, anguish, fighting and revenge.I was immediately drawn into the story of both Leo and Gabrielle, and fell in-love with both their horrific stories. Their lives eventually collide together and so begins a romance like no other.""So enraptured with this story and its characters that I be became a little lost within it's pages"."K. A. Perkins takes romance, adventure and historical fractions to create a splendid tale.""Some might say that it's a Bernard Cornwell type tale of adventure on the high seas, but it is much more than that. Rather than painting pirates as the swashbuckling adventurers that some authors do, Perkins portrays them as they truly were - violent, bloodthirsty, predators. That credibility is a large part of Dead Reckonings charm""Dead Reckoning is an excellent read and I look forward to reading the other books in Ms. Perkins' series""Dead Reckoning is not a fast read. It is a deeply involving kind of story. One must give it full attention to get the span of the plot and appreciate the different characters. There are different plot lines that blend into the story, each one driving the story forward toward a satisfying finish.""I have not read the first book in this series but this book was a stand alone adventure which really took my interest. The writing is very stylish and the pace and characterisation are good.It is an exciting historical tale played out in the Caribbean on land and at sea. The story has obviously been researched very well and gives you a feeling of authenticity in the facts and places, the ports and the mixtures of peoples.There are life or death battles and romance throughout the book and you will be laughing and also moved to tears in parts.The two heroes, Leo and Gabriella have overcome very difficult traumatic beginnings which they manage to overcome, and grow in character as the story moves forward."

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: Michael Smart
Publsiher: Michael Smart
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2014-02-21
ISBN: 099140081X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead Reckoning Book Excerpt:

When a friend is gunned down in a Bequia boatyard, and a visiting tourist vanishes, a man with a secretive past hunts the persons responsible at the risk of exposing his hideaway, resurrecting personal demons, and confronting a nemesis from his past who threatens everyone he holds dear.

Dead Reckoning Navigation

Dead Reckoning Navigation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 6
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Dead reckoning (Navigation)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: Diane Vaughan
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2021-09-21
ISBN: 022679654X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead Reckoning Book Excerpt:

Vaughan unveils the complicated and high-pressure world of air traffic controllers as they navigate technology and political and public climates, and shows how they keep the skies so safe. When two airplanes were flown into the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001, Americans watched in uncomprehending shock as first responders struggled to react to the situation on the ground. Congruently, another remarkable and heroic feat was taking place in the air: more than six hundred and fifty air traffic control facilities across the country coordinated their efforts to ground four thousand flights in just two hours—an achievement all the more impressive considering the unprecedented nature of the task. In Dead Reckoning, Diane Vaughan explores the complex work of air traffic controllers, work that is built upon a close relationship between human organizational systems and technology and is remarkably safe given the high level of risk. Vaughan observed the distinct skill sets of air traffic controllers and the ways their workplaces changed to adapt to technological developments and public and political pressures. She chronicles the ways these forces affected their jobs, from their relationships with one another and the layouts of their workspace to their understandings of their job and its place in society. The result is a nuanced and engaging look at an essential role that demands great coordination, collaboration, and focus—a role that technology will likely never be able to replace. Even as the book conveys warnings about complex systems and the liabilities of technological and organizational innovation, it shows the kinds of problem-solving solutions that evolved over time and the importance of people.

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: Andrei Guruianu,Anthony Di Renzo
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN: 1438461143
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead Reckoning Book Excerpt:

A poet and essayist attempt to find their bearings in a civilization lost at sea. Dead reckoning is the nautical term for calculating a ship’s position using the distance and direction traveled rather than instruments or astronomical observation. For those still recovering from the atrocities of the twentieth century, however, the term has an even grimmer meaning: toting up the butcher’s bill of war and genocide. As its title suggests, Dead Reckoning is an attempt to find our bearings in a civilization lost at sea. Conducted in the shadow of the centennial of the First World War, this dialogue between Romanian American poet Andrei Guruianu and Italian American essayist Anthony Di Renzo asks whether Western culture will successfully navigate the difficult waters of the new millennium or shipwreck itself on the mistakes of the past two centuries. Using historical and contemporary examples, they explore such topics as the limitations of memory, the transience of existence, the futility of history, and the difficulties of making art and meaning in the twenty-first century. “Dead Reckoning pilots readers through the purgatory of immigration, a painful sea voyage that with enough courage and hard work can lead through the narrow channel facing paradise: spiritual and material success. Charting the currents between the Old and New Worlds, Andrei Guruianu and Anthony Di Renzo write with the ferocious genius of Pope and Swift and the compassionate heart of Saint Nicholas, patron of sailors and guardian of ports.” — Emanuel di Pasquale, author of The Ocean’s Will “In the space of the passage from immigrant to citizen in a new home, things fall apart to an apparent nothingness. Guruianu and Di Renzo ask us to consider a brave creativity as an answer for the space where systems fall apart, so that it can be a place where things grow in a reverence for the need to live, to love, to have community, and to be truly free.” — Afaa M. Weaver, author of City of Eternal Spring “A lovely, seductive, original book.” — Thomas G. Pavel, author of The Lives of the Novel: A History

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: Patricia Hall
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2005-04-01
ISBN: 1429933054
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead Reckoning Book Excerpt:

Earnshaw's Mill, one of last remaining foundations of Bradfield's industrial heritage, harkening back to Yorkshire's glorious past, has seen better days. As the times have changed, the future of the Earnshaw mill has become even more uncertain. With impending staff cuts necessary to keep the mill alive, the union is unhappy and the workers are threatening to strike. Racial tensions are already high enough in Bradfield's Muslim community, so with the possibility of large unemployment in town looming, trouble is in the air. When one of the Earnshaw children turns up dead, DCI Michael Thackeray heads up the investigation into his death. The victim, a major shareholder in the company, has left no will and the future of the mill has become even more unclear. In the meantime, Thackeray's girlfriend, reporter Laura Ackroyd, is researching a story on the racial tensions in the Muslim community. After witnessing a hostile race-related mishap on the street, she wanted to take a closer look at the circumstances underlying Bradfield's racial problems. Then she learns about the case of Saira Khan, a gifted student from a Muslim family who has gone missing and her story takes off, plunging her right into the middle of an escalating crisis. As both industrial and race relations reach the boiling point, Patricia Hall is at the top of her game in this gripping and emotional novel.

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: Caitlin Rother
Publsiher: WildBlue Press
Total Pages: 445
Release: 2019-08-27
ISBN: 194823937X
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead Reckoning Book Excerpt:

Newly updated, the true story of a retired couple, a coldblooded killer, and the controversial aftermath: “A gripping read.” —Aphrodite Jones, host of True Crime for Investigation Discovery Network Tom and Jackie Hawks loved their life in retirement, sailing on their yacht, the Well Deserved. But when the birth of a new grandson called them back to Arizona, they put the boat up for sale. Skylar Deleon and his pregnant wife, Jennifer, showed up as prospective buyers, with their baby in a stroller, and the Hawkses thought they had a deal. Soon after, however, the older couple disappeared—and the Deleons promptly tried to access the Hawkses’s bank accounts. As police investigated, they not found not only a third homicide victim with ties to Skylar, but an unusual motive: Skylar had wanted gender reassignment surgery for years. By killing the Hawkses and plundering their assets, the Deleons planned to clear their $100,000 in debts and still have money for the already-scheduled surgery. Now, in this updated edition, which includes extensive new material, New York Times–bestselling author Caitlin Rother presents new developments in the case. Skylar, who was sentenced to death row for the three murders, transitioned via hormones while living in the San Quentin psych unit. Recently, she legally changed her name and gender, apparently a strategic step to obtain taxpayer-subsidized gender confirmation surgery and transfer to a women’s prison. Combined with Governor Gavin Newsom’s moratorium on executions, this only adds insult to injury for the victims’ families, who want Skylar to receive the ultimate punishment for her crimes. “Well researched and a quick, engrossing read, this should be popular with true crime readers, especially the Ann Rule crowd.” —Library Journal

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: Claire Lorrimer
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-05-15
ISBN: 144475100X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead Reckoning Book Excerpt:

Althea, Cressida and Phoebe have been friends since their schooldays. Talented artistic Cressida lives for her work. Phoebe has a career as an actress, but she has always given priority with her time to her married lover. Only Althea ever married, but she worries that she no longer loves her second husband, the arrogant Geoffrey Lewis. As is there custom every summer, the Lewises are preparing for their annual charity garden fete, and Althea is delighted when Phoebe suggests she engage the services of a fortune-teller called Madame Tokoly. But what seems an excellent addition to the fete turns out to be unnerving and unwelcome when the fortune-teller's dire predictions for Geoffrey's future prove uncannily accurate...

The New Destroyer Dead Reckoning

The New Destroyer  Dead Reckoning
Author: Warren Murphy,James Mullaney
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-04-01
ISBN: 1466800933
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Destroyer Dead Reckoning Book Excerpt:

Death takes no holidays. So small it can't be seen with the naked eye. So deadly it can wipe out millions in minutes. If you breathe it, you're already dead... A daring daylight prison break at a top security federal penitentiary frees the infamous "20th hijacker," the only 9/11 terrorist to miss his flight that September morning. It seems Mustafa Mohammed's been hiding a toxic secret right under the noses of federal authorities. Soon, hundreds start dying throughout the country; the CDC classifies the virus responsible as "UNKNOWN." Luckily, Dr. Harold W. Smith always knows the most effective treatment for what ails America, and dispatches Remo Williams and his mentor, the magnificent Chiun, to administer the cure. But this time, the usual prescription might not be strong enough. Remo wants to destroy the bio-weapon. The antiwar crowd wants to steal it, the Iranians want to duplicate it, and poor little Mustafa just wants to use it to obliterate an American city and please his supernatural boss: a sinister figure with a skull-like face hell-bent on eliminating mankind. With millions of lives in the balance, this is one day the Destroyer can't call in sick. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Headwinds The Dead Reckoning of the Heart

Headwinds  The Dead Reckoning of the Heart
Author: Thomas A. Reis
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2013-09
ISBN: 1491819529
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Headwinds The Dead Reckoning of the Heart Book Excerpt:

In 1981, at 22 years old, Tom embarked on a solo, 58 day bicycle trip from Florence, Oregon to Chesapeake Bay, Virginia. The journey within proved much greater than his trip on the bike. This became a journey of the heart and soul. Events along the way triggered flashbacks from earlier times in Tom's life, starting with his birth, when the doctor encouraged his parents to pull the plug; to overcoming his disabilities; to surviving the heart wrenching family loss. The story encompasses his experiences as Tom pedals through unexpected snow storms, climbs over 11,000 foot passes, and crosses the Continental Divide. Along the way, he has chance encounters and a near death experience as he struggles to complete his trip, hampered and emboldened by his life reflections. As a college professor and therapist, Tom shares how his life and journey has fueled his passion for teaching others, taking his students on inward journeys of the heart and soul as well, reflecting on relationships, love, and the meaning of life. This is a story of redemption and transformation. In it are lessons of inspiration, sorrow, courage, tragedy, hope, and joy. It's a story that engages the reader in the dead reckoning of the heart.

Dead Reckoning and The Last Chance

Dead Reckoning and The Last Chance
Author: Mike Blakely
Publsiher: Forge Books
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2018-01-30
ISBN: 1250189861
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead Reckoning and The Last Chance Book Excerpt:

Dead Reckoning and The Last Chance are two historical novels of murder and revenge from Spur Award-winning author Mike Blakely, offered together at one low price Dead Reckoning After a botched confidence scam, swindler Dee Hassard begins a killing spree that covers half the Colorado Territory. His first victim is the brother of rustler-turned-preacher Carrol Moncrief, who falls back on his former outlaw savvy to track the murderer. In the final reckoning, either the preacher or the killer will go to his dusty death. Last Chance Ross Caldwell is on the run from the Army and from his wife, pursued by bitter enemies from the Civil War. In Last Chance Gulch in the gritty Montana gold country, Caldwell finds refuge behind a sheriff’s badge, and passion in the arms of a sultry madam. His bloody past catches up with him when the town’s stagecoach turns out to be run by the murderous ex-soldier who’s sworn to plant Caldwell six feet deep . . . and when his wife comes looking for him as well. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Instrument flying and navigation for Army aviators

Instrument flying and navigation for Army aviators
Author: United States. Department of the Army
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aeronautical instruments
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Instrument flying and navigation for Army aviators Book Excerpt:

Tables of Computed Altitude and Azimuth Latitudes 60 to 69 inclusive

Tables of Computed Altitude and Azimuth  Latitudes 60   to 69    inclusive
Author: United States. Hydrographic Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1940
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Azimuth
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tables of Computed Altitude and Azimuth Latitudes 60 to 69 inclusive Book Excerpt:

A Navigation Compendium

A Navigation Compendium
Author: United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 126
Release: 1966
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Navigation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Navigation Compendium Book Excerpt:

Journal of the Royal United Service Institution

Journal of the Royal United Service Institution
Author: Royal United Service Institution (Great Britain)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1184
Release: 1884
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Military art and science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journal of the Royal United Service Institution Book Excerpt:

Tables of Computed Altitude and Azimuth United States Navy Department Hydrographic Office

Tables of Computed Altitude and Azimuth     United States Navy Department  Hydrographic Office
Author: United States. Hydrographic Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1936
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Azimuth
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tables of Computed Altitude and Azimuth United States Navy Department Hydrographic Office Book Excerpt:

Tables of Computed Altitude and Azimuth Latitudes 20 to 29 inclusive

Tables of Computed Altitude and Azimuth  Latitudes 20   to 29    inclusive
Author: United States. Hydrographic Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1952
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Azimuth
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tables of Computed Altitude and Azimuth Latitudes 20 to 29 inclusive Book Excerpt:

Aviation Fire Control Technician 1 C

Aviation Fire Control Technician 1   C
Author: United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 543
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Airplanes, Military
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aviation Fire Control Technician 1 C Book Excerpt:

The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal

The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1820
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal Book Excerpt:

Contains the proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Wernerian Natural History Society (Edinburgh), etc.