Forest and wildland fires are growing larger, more numerous, and deadlier every year — record drought conditions, decades of forestry mismanagement, and the increasing encroachment of residential housing into the wilderness have combined to create a powder keg that threatens millions of acres and thousands of lives every year. One select group of men and women are part of America's front-line defense: smokejumpers. The smokejumper program operates through both the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Though they are tremendously skilled and only highly experienced and able wildland firefighters are accepted into the training program, being a smokejumper remains an art that can only be learned on the job. Forest fires often behave in unpredictable ways: spreading almost instantaneously, shooting downhill behind a stiff tailwind, or even flowing like a liquid. In this extraordinarily rare memoir by an active-duty jumper, Jason Ramos takes readers into his exhilarating and dangerous world, explores smokejumping’s remarkable history, and explains why their services are more essential than ever before.
Holly donnerait tout pour que Tommy, son petit garçon de quatre ans, retrouve sa joie de vivre et sorte du mutisme dans lequel il s’est réfugié après la mort de son père. Tout. Mais elle ne veut pas de la protection ni même de la présence de Gabe McLaren auprès d’elle, et encore moins auprès de son fils. Comment accepterait-elle que l’enfant s’attache de nouveau à un homme qui, comme son père, exerce un métier dangereux, peut être tué à tout moment ? Cependant, alors qu’elle bataille contre Gabe et lui reproche de prendre trop à cœur sa mission, elle voit son petit Tommy, lui, se rapprocher tendrement de Gabe. Un rapprochement qui l’oblige à laisser entrer dans leur vie un homme bien trop désirable et séduisant...
Dans la vie d’une autre, de Cassie Miles
Désemparée, désorientée, Maria Ramos n’a pas de réponses à ses questions. Elle a beau fouiller sa mémoire, elle ignore comment elle est arrivée sur cette île au large des côtes du Maine. Tout comme elle ignore qui est cet homme follement attirant, dont elle croit voir pour la première fois le visage... alors qu’elle est pourtant sur le point de devenir sa femme. Dans sa tête, seuls des fragments de souvenirs se bousculent, comme les paillettes d’un kaléidoscope : les traits d’une femme, un livre dont la publication la mettrait en danger... Jason saurait-il l’aider à démêler l’écheveau de cette vie qui ne lui semble pas être la sienne ? Et d’où vient ce trouble rassurant qu’elle éprouve en sa présence ? Un trouble bien réel...
A "unique and bracing" (Booklist) first-person account by the sole survivor of Arizona's disastrous 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire, which took the lives of 19 "hotshots"--firefighters trained specifically to battle wildfires.
Brendan McDonough was on the verge of becoming a hopeless, inveterate heroin addict when he, for the sake of his young daughter, decided to turn his life around. He enlisted in the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a team of elite firefighters based in Prescott, Arizona. Their leader, Eric Marsh, was in a desperate crunch after four hotshots left the unit, and perhaps seeing a glimmer of promise in the skinny would-be recruit, he took a chance on the unlikely McDonough, and the chance paid off. Despite the crew's skepticism, and thanks in large part to Marsh's firm but loving encouragement, McDonough unlocked a latent drive and dedication, going on to successfully battle a number of blazes and eventually win the confidence of the men he came to call his brothers.
Then, on June 30, 2013, while McDonough--"Donut" as he'd been dubbed by his team--served as lookout, they confronted a freak, 3,000-degree inferno in nearby Yarnell, Arizona. The relentless firestorm ultimately trapped his hotshot brothers, tragically killing all 19 of them within minutes. Nationwide, it was the greatest loss of firefighter lives since the 9/11 attacks.
Granite Mountain is a gripping memoir that traces McDonough's story of finding his way out of the dead end of drugs, finding his purpose among the Granite Mountain Hotshots, and the minute-by-minute account of the fateful day he lost the very men who had saved him. A harrowing and redemptive tale of resilience in the face of tragedy, Granite Mountain is also a powerful reminder of the heroism of the people who put themselves in harm's way to protect us every day.
This IBM RedpaperTM document describes InfoSphere Change Data Capture, how to install and configure it, and how to migrate to the latest release.
During one incendiary summer, Murry Taylor kept an extensive journal of his day-to-day activities as an Alaskan smokejumper. It wasn't his first season fighting wildfires, and he's far from being a rookie—he's been on the job since 1965. Through this narrative of one busy season, Taylor reflects on the years of training, the harrowing adrenaline-fueled jumps, his brushes with death, the fires he conquered, and the ones that got away. It's a world full of bravado, one with epic battles of man versus nature, resulting in stories of death-defying defeats, serious injury, and occasionally tragedy. We witness Taylor's story; learn of the training, preparation, technology, and latest equipment used in fighting wildfires; and get to know his fellow smokejumpers in the ready room, on the tundra, and in the vast forests of one of the last great wilderness areas in the world. Often thrilling and informative and always entertaining, Taylor's memoir is one of the first autobiographical accounts of a legendary career.
Designing With Light: The Art, Science, and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design is a comprehensive introduction to the intelligent use of lighting to define and enhance a space. The book explores all aspects of the process, including aesthetics, technology, and practicalities, in a clear, concise manner designed to provide the reader with a full working knowledge of lighting design. Color illustrations throughout demonstrate the real-world effects of the concepts presented, and the companion website offers video animations and exercises to better illuminate the art and science of lighting. The book addresses the considerations that should be a part of any designer's process, and provides thorough guidance on meeting the various demands with smarter design.
Lighting is an essential element of interior design, and despite its ubiquity, is difficult to truly master. A designer with a fundamental and conceptual understanding of light is empowered to create simple, typical spaces, or work intelligently with lighting consultants on more complex projects. Designing With Light contains special discussions on color, light, and health, as well as the latest information on energy efficient lighting, control systems, and other technologies. Topics include:Physics, psychology, and perception of light Current and future lighting technology Communication, documentation, and the design process Sustainability, daylighting, and energy efficiency
The book also contains an entire chapter on building and energy codes, as well as practical guidance on photometrics and calculations. Lighting can make or break an otherwise well-designed space, so designers need the background to be able to think intelligently about illumination factors during all stages of the process. With comprehensive coverage and thorough explanation, Designing With Light is a complete resource for students and professionals alike.
- Héctor Tobar, author of Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle that Set Them Free.
When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June of 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the twenty men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action.
An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Granite Mountain Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. The Hotshots were loyal to one another and dedicated to the tough job they had. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy.
Impeccably researched, drawing upon more than a hundred hours of interviews with the firefighters’ families, colleagues, state and federal officials, and fire historians and researchers, New York Times Phoenix Bureau Chief Fernanda Santos has written a riveting, pulse-pounding narrative of an unthinkable disaster, a remarkable group of men and the raging wildfires that threaten our country’s treasured wild lands.
The Fire Line is the winner of the 2017 Spur Award for Best First Nonfiction Book, and Spur Award Finalist for Best Western Contemporary Nonfiction.
The Thirtymile fire in the remote North Cascade range near the Canadian border in Washington began as a simple mop-up operation. In a few hours, a series of catastrophic errors led to the entrapment and deaths of four members of the fire crew—two teen-age girls and two young men. Each had brought order and meaning to their lives by joining the fire world. Then the very flames they pursued turned on them, extinguishing their lives. When the victims were blamed for their own deaths, the charge brought a storm of controversy that undermined the firefighting community.
Continuing a tradition established in his previous books, and by his father Norman's Young Men and Fire, John N. Maclean serves as an unflinching guide to the rogue fire's unexpected violence—which is almost matched by the passions released by the official verdict of the blaze. Weaving together the astonishing stories told by the witnesses, the victims' family members, and the official reports, Maclean produces a dramatic narrative of a catastrophe that has changed the way fire is fought. More than anything, it is a story of humanity at risk when wildfire, ancient and unpredictable, breaks loose
But the message does not end there. The same things that Jesus taught and did throughout His ministry He would later pass on to His disciples. At the close of Jesus' earthly ministry He would bestow upon them the mandate of His Father to preach the Gospel of the kingdom to every nation, tribe and tongue. They were to do what He did. They were not going to be alone in this endeavor but would have with them, living in them, the Holy Spirit — the Helper. On the Day of Pentecost the kingdom had come in power and had transformed their lives. Through the release of God's kingdom into the earth the disciples went about turning the world upside down. This same transformative power — the power of the kingdom of God is still here today. God is in the process of restoring a kingdom paradigm — a kingdom mindset back to the church.
In "The Kingdom Is At Hand" Pastor Jason R. Harris gives us his own unique perspective on the nature of the kingdom of God. In this book you will learn such truths as:
• The kingdom is the will of the king.
• The king is a direct reflection of His kingdom.
• The edicts of the king are the rights of the citizens.
• AND many more...
Join Pastor Harris in discovering the kingdom of God and begin to walk in the truths revealed in this book.
Tu negocio online es la guía perfecta para quienes tienen las ideas pero no la experiencia en crear y lanzar sus productos al mercado. Conoce las viviencias de quien construyó su propio negocio online con gran éxito y aprende paso a paso cómo:
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Fabiola Diamond, empresaria y consultora con más de diez años de experiencia en mercadeo online, te ofrece una guía que detalla el proceso para escoger un modelo de negocio, planearlo y darle vida, sin dejar que tu familia siga siendo tu primera prioridad. Porque "nunca serás demasiado joven, demasiado viejo, demasiado ocupado o demasiado pobre como para empezar tu propio negocio". ¡Empieza a cambiar tu vida ya!
Larger IT trends, such as the growth in mobile computing, will likely drive portions of your existing systems to their limits. These workloads are what will push you beyond your desired reduced set of platform patterns. For these workloads that you anticipate dramatic volume growth, a different approach is required if you are going to achieve IT efficiency. The focus of this approach should be on selecting platforms and technologies that are workload-specific and optimized.
In this IBM® RedguideTM publication, we introduce an example of a workload-optimized offering that can provide a high performing and highly scalable solution for a targeted and demanding style of transaction processing. IBM WebSphere® Transaction Cluster Facility (WTCF) is a new offering that provides the foundation for you to deploy mission-critical online transaction processing (OLTP) against shared data. This offering provides consistent performance, high transaction throughput, and scalability to grow incrementally and smoothly with your business. By using and deploying a solution that is built from the ground up on workload-specific and optimized offerings, you should be able to reduce your costs for that particular workload over time, when compared to addressing the workload with general purpose offerings. Depending on the workload and the volume growth trend, those general purpose offerings might not meet your medium- to longer-term needs.
IBM WebSphere Cluster Transaction Facility has been born out of decades of experience in supporting high-volume, high-value transaction processing against shared data by using IBM System z® (the IT industry standard for mission-critical OLTP), and provides similar capabilities now on IBM Power SystemsTM. In this IBM Redguide, we explore the unique features and capabilities of this offering and describe the underpinnings regarding why, for shared data transaction processing, this solution is in fact optimized, more efficient, and more scalable than other general purpose approaches.
Many different technologies are available in a batch environment on z/OS systems. This book demonstrates these technologies and shows how the z/OS system offers a sophisticated environment for batch. In this practical book, we discuss a variety of themes that are of importance for batch workloads on z/OS systems and offer examples that you can try on your own system.
The audience for this book includes IT architects and application developers, with a focus on batch processing on the z/OS platform.
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