It is one of the best-known pieces of scientific trivia–that human DNA and chimpanzee DNA differ by a mere 1.6%. But are we then just chimps with a few genetic tweaks? Are our language and our technology just an extension of the grunts and ant-collecting sticks of chimps? In Not a Chimp, Jeremy Taylor describes one of the great scientific quests of our times–the effort to discover precisely what makes humans different from other primates, especially our closest evolutionary relative, the chimpanzee. Drawing on state-of-the-art science, Taylor convincingly debunks the assertion that our two species are nearly identical genetically. He sketches the picture now emerging from cutting-edge research in genetics, animal behavior, and other fields to show that the so-called 1.6% difference is effectively much larger, leading to a profound divergence between the two species. Indeed, he explains that the evolution of the human genome has accelerated since the split of chimps and humans from a common ancestor more than six million years ago. In fact, at least 7% of human genes–almost one gene in ten–have accumulated changes within the last 50,000 years. Some of the genes that have changed orchestrate entire sets of other genes, and recent studies show that it is this complex interaction–rather than the action of individual genes–that underlies speech processes, brain development, and a host of other mechanisms that make humans unique.We humans are far different, genetically speaking, than chimps. More than that, we have been the architects of our own evolution through the same processes that have produced our farm animals and crop plants. We are the apes that domesticated themselves.Should be mandatory reading for journalists who often reinforce the general public’s misconception that chimps are practically human. –New Scientist
Some football derbies around the world might have bigger crowds and feature more fanatical fans, but no fixture has as long and passionate a history as the Old Firm derby. For more than 120 years, Glasgow has been divided between the green of Celtic and the blue of Rangers. The first official match ever played by Celtic was a 5-2 win over Rangers in 1888. Since then, the Old Firm derby has grown in stature to be acknowledged as one of the great clashes of football. Concentrating on the twenty greatest Old Firm matches from the perspective of Celtic Football Club, renowned sportswriter Martin Hannan puts these games in context, showing how the two clubs became such massive rivals and why the Old Firm derby became and remains by far the biggest match in Scottish club football. With exclusive reflections from a number of Celtic managers and players past and present, Hail! Hail! covers all of the magical matches, such as the titanic, league-winning 4-2 match in 1979, the amazing 6-2 win in 2000 and, of course, the famous 7-1 victory in the 1957 League Cup final, which remains the Parkhead club’s biggest win over Rangers. Highly entertaining and informative, Hail! Hail! is a must-read for supporters of Celtic, football fans in general and anyone who wonders what all the fuss over the Old Firm is about.
Want to learn how to play guitar in two pages? Ever wondered what goes into Marilyn Manson’s backstage rider? Or who wrote the worst rhyming couplet in the history of rock? John Harris’s Hail! Hail! Rock’n'Roll is the ultimate guide to what Spinal Tap called the majesty of rock, the mystery of roll’. Gloriously irreverent, it is also satisfyingly definitive, with a list of every Glastonbury line up; a dictionary of obscure genres from Alt.country to Shoegazing; a brutally honest guide to the Beatles’ solo albums; the surprising wit and wisdom of Shaun Ryder and Noel Gallagher; Bob Dylan’s collected thoughts on Christianity and Keith Richards’ less-collected thoughts on drugs; and a handy flow chart that shows you how to listen to all of Captain Beefheart’s albums without going insane.
Nearly eighty years after its release, the Marx Brothers film Duck Soup remains one of the most influential pieces of political satire in history. In Hail, Hail, Euphoria!, bestselling author Roy Blount Jr. tells the history and making of Duck Soup, examining the comedic genius of the Marx Brothers in their finest hour and nine minutes.In Duck Soup, a slim, agile, quick-witted, self-assured young man is summoned to save a nation from financial ruin. As the nation’s new president, he brings together a team of rivals, a band of brothers. Those brothers are Pinky, Chicolini, and Lt. Bob Roland. Their leader? None other than Rufus T. Firefly.The humor and idiosyncratic wit of Duck Soup are saluted by the author’s own in this gem of a book, offering a behind-the-scenes tale of show business and brotherhood that only a true Marx Brothers aficionado could tell.
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You’ve been recruited to fight in one of the most elite sections of the United States military, the U.S. Navy SEALs. Undertaking dangerous missions across the globe and protecting the interests of the free world is your job, but you’ve never experienced a struggle as urgent or as trying as this one. The world teeters on the edge of conflict, and a brutal revolution that has thrown Southeast Asia into total chaos threatens to ignite an all-out global war. Six days is all it will take for the situation to escalate into worldwide devastation. The fate of the planet rests in your hands as operations commander, you must plunge into the turmoil and seize control for the sake of humanity. Will you rise up and answer this challenge? Will you prove your rank in SOCOM?Race against time to save an entire Southeast Asian country from total destruction during a brutal revolution and the world from a potential global war.Become a legendary and fearless operations commander as you seize control of the battlefield with your crack NATO squad. Fully immerse yourself in the action with stereoscopic 3D capabilities to witness stunning high-definition cinematics throughout the campaign mission’s adrenaline-fueled storyline. 3D-compatible HDTV required, not included.Fire powerful weapons, jump into melee fighting and command your squad with high-precision, immersible controls powered by PlayStation Move technology (PlayStation Move not included).Compatible with the PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter peripheral to provide an incredibly authentic shooting experience (Sharp Shooter peripheral not included).Test your strategical ingenuity by utilizing squad tactics to flank and out maneuver your enemy.3D compatible.Enlist up to four friends to join you on your mission, and compound your power to control the dire situation.
Following its success as the number one online PlayStation 2 franchise, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs breaches onto the PlayStation 3 (PS3) computer entertainment system in high-definition this holiday season. SOCOM Confrontation delivers the ultimate next-generation online combat experience made possible by the power of PS3. SOCOM Confrontation focuses on online play and the global community and clans that support it. With support for Tournaments, Clan ladders, Leader Boards and more, this latest title in the multi-million unit selling franchise is exactly what SOCOM fans have been clamoring for. Additionally, players will be able to modify their appearance through facial and physical customization. Ages 17 and older.
You have six days. Six days to rescue an entire country plunged into chaos by a brutal revolution. Race against time to control a dire situation that threatens to escalate into global war. You are the legendary and fearless Operations Commander as you take command of the battlefield with your crack NATO squad. The destination is Southeast Asia. The time is now for you to take control…
Some rescues involve pulling people from raging rivers. Some involve kittens that have climbed too far up trees. When you lead a highly-trained global strike team, you get to save entire countries! SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs inserts you into the flashpoint of a conflict that threatens to ignite a world war. Command your Navy SEALs squad and snuff a revolution before it escalates in a riveting single-player campaign or in epic 32-player online tactical battles. Go deeper into the mission by using your (optional) PlayStation Move or PlayStationMove Sharp Shooter. You’ll have six days to complete your mission – and zero time to catch your breath.
Socom Confrontation focuses on online play and the global community and clans that support it. With support for Tournaments Clan ladders Leader Boards and more this latest title in the multimillion unit selling franchise is exactly what Socom fans have been clamoring for. Additionally players will be able to modify their appearance through facial and physical customization. s Playstation Network Trophy Support. Platform: Playstation3. Publisher: Sony Entertainment. Genre: Action. Rating: Mature. Languages: English. Online Support: Yes. Num of Online Players: 232. Region Compatibility:. Ntsc U/S (United States/U.S. territories Canada or Bermuda systems). Ntsc J (Japanese Asian or Korean systems). Pal(European or Australian systems).
Insurgents in Panama have kidnapped the ambassador. With full consent of the Panamanian government, you and the rest of your four-man SEAL team have been charged with his rescue! Evaluate your situation from your perspective on the ground, then plan your approach and execute your strategy, utilizing all of the capabilities of your four-man team. Lead your team through nine non-linear missions, each with different and complex objectives. The game was built from the ground up for the PSP, using the unique control scheme to allow you the most flexibility in your attack. Up to four players in Ad Hoc Mode make sure the action keeps coming!
Since the US Navy SEALs came into existence in 1983, they have become famous for their daring missions, advanced and unconventional tactics, hard training and hard-fought successes. SEALs have taken part in numerous conflicts ranging from Grenada in 1983, the invasion of Panama and operations in Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, and Liberia. Most recently, SEAL units have participated in the ongoing missions of Operation Enduring Freedom in the war in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in the war in Iraq. Now in paperback, this bestselling book from respected authors Mir Bahmanyar and Chris Osman offers readers a focus on modern combat operations between 1983 and 2006, examining various combat operations, the Navy SEAL training regimes, and the development of tactics and weapons. It includes first-hand accounts from SEALs on the ground, including revealing accounts from those currently involved in operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. This is an eye-opening insight into the shadowy and mysterious world of the US Navy SEALs, guaranteed to appeal to anyone with an interest in modern military operations, current events, and even those interested in becoming a Navy SEAL. From the Trade Paperback edition.
After the United States’ failures in special operations missions during the late 1970s and 1980, a decision was made to revamp its unconventional military capabilities. The subsequent reorganization and redesignation in 1983 created the SEALs as they are known today, and later the all-encompassing command for US special operations forces under which they operate. Since then, these Navy Special Warfare (NSW) forces have operated in Grenada, the Persian Gulf, Panama, Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, and Liberia. NSW units have also participated in the ongoing missions of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq. This book looks at the history, organization, training, uniforms, equipment and missions of the US Navy SEALs since their redesignation until the recent conflict in the Gulf.
Southeast Asia is plunged into chaos by a brutal revolution, and the time is now for you to take command of the battlefield with the support of your elite squad. Representing best in class 32-person multiplayer, custom co-op, and an engaging single player campaign, Socom 4 reclaims the top spot among tactical shooters. Squad Based Multiplayer – utilize team dynamics online with an all new 32-person multiplayer as SOCOM reclaims the top spot among tactical shooters. Dynamic Command – effortlessly command the battlefield by utilizing squad tactics to flank and outmaneuver your enemy. Move into the Action – PlayStation Move delivers high precision control over shooting, melee fighting and commanding your squad. Also compatible with the PlayStation Move sharp shooter for increased authenticity. Note – Move controller and sharpshooter not included.
U.S. Navy SEALs 2014 provides an up-close and personal look at this legendary elite fighting force. Featured are photographs of SEALs in action. The term SEAL is derived from these special operations warriors’ ability to operate on the sea, air, and land. From freefall high-altitude parachuting, to
Two of PSP’s most popular shooter games; SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo and Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror; are now available in a UMD Dual Pack. Wherever freedom is threatened; the SEALs are there. Use sniper rifles; assault rifles; machine guns; explosive attachments; ballistic weaponry; and grenades to help Navy SEALS fight in SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo. In Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror a mysterious operation at an Alaskan oil reserve has Gabe Logan investigating the cause. He is quickly presented with a deeper operation that has him venturing across the world. When a mission is too dangerous for government intelligence; too sensitive for military response…only one man is armed and ready. Gabe Logan. A complete control shooter with better stealth and shooter action enhances this popular PSP title. Both SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo and Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror have an ESBR M (Mature) Rating UPC: 711719876229 Manufacturer’s Part Number: 98762
John Morgan est le tout nouveau; cinquieme personnage jouable du jeu ” Dead Island Riptide ” qui se joint a l’?quipe; en compl?ment des protagonistes du jeu original. Il s’est entra?n? pendant des ann?es a devenir un expert du combat corps a corps. Sa carriere dans les ” US Navy ” (Forces navales des ?tats-Unis) n’a pas ?volu? comme il l’envisageait au d?part; et il passe ses journ?es en tant que cuisinier sur le navire militaire. Il est bien loin de se douter qu’il devra tres bient?t mettre en pratique ses comp?tences quand le navire approchera l’?le de Palanai. Sp?cifications Retour des 4 personnages; avec en plus un cinquieme tout nouveau qui possede des talents; et des comp?tences uniques. Les comp?tences r?unies du groupe seront grandement n?cessaires; puisque de nouvelles mutations inconnues de zombies ont surgi sur toute l’?le Au cour de missions de d?fense; les comp?tences du travail d’?quipe des survivants seront test?es jusqu’aux dernieres limites- ils doivent effectuer la mise en place strat?gique de pieges; de cl?tures et de tourelles pour repousser les assauts r?p?t?s et pour prot?ger les etres humains au cour de ces sanctuaires Les nouvelles fonctions de communication en mode de coop?ration permettent aux joueurs de profiter d’une exp?rience d’?quipe encore plus intense; et encore plus strat?gique De nouveaux v?hicules vous offrent diff?rentes alternatives pour traiter les assauts; alors que les conditions m?t?orologiques dynamiques forceront les membres de l’?quipe a s’adapter a des conditions de visibilit? changeantes Assurez-vous de venir consulter encore plus de nouveaux jeux vid?o exceptionnels; et d’ accessoires de jeu ?tonnants dans un magasin La Source pres de chez vous. CUP: 816819010327 Num?ro de modele du fabricant: Information non disponible
The Navy SEALs are a unique branch of military men. They can successfully operate at sea, in the air, and on land. Readers will learn how the special group was formed, and about the fascinating missions they take. Thrilling images of Navy SEALs in training enhance the interesting historical content and informative sidebars. Readers will be captivated by underwater demolition, counterterrorism, and much more as heroic actions of the SEALs are recounted in this volume.
The makers of Guitar Hero introduce an entirely fresh and innovative way to experience music and rhythm gameplay. DJ Hero Renegade Edition Featuring Jay-Z and Eminem features an amazing variety of music across genres – tracks that you love and reflect who you are. Using an authentic turntable controller, you will spin and scratch more than 100 songs into unique mixes and become the life of the party. In addition, the Renegade Edition comes bundled with bonus items including: an exclusive two-disc CD release by Jay-Z and Eminem featuring unreleased tracks and collectible case, as well as the Renegade turntable controller case featuring premium metal controls and finish and the ability to expand into a turntable stand.
With high performance and provide power to IC controller for PS3 DJ hero. Come with advanced 2.4GFSK wireless transmission and frequency hopping. Transfer rate is up to 1Mbit communications, allowing user to experience the game without delay.
Cold war helicopter ace Terry Peet lived for flying. He was a 'go anywhere, do anything,' Royal Air Force pilot with a reputation for 'sheer guts'. Whether ferrying troops to remote jungle landing zones or snatching casualties from makeshift clearings surrounded by two-hundred-feet high trees, he willingly pushed himself and his primitive Sycamore helicopter to the limit. During two years in the hot spots of Malaya and Borneo with the RAF, he repeatedly cheated death and earned a Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air. Then suddenly he disappeared without trace, apparently drowned tragically while on a recreational scuba dive off the North Wales coast. Six years later he dramatically reappeared in a back-from-the-dead drama worthy of fiction. The media hailed him enthusiastically as a renegade hero and 'Flying Pimpernel' when the story of his mysterious disappearance and subsequent extraordinary double life unfolded.In fact he had been recruited by the CIA for a clandestine air force involved in paramilitary operations in the former Belgian Congo. He was told that his departure from the RAF had to be 'covert'. The summary presented in his eventual court martial crucially omitted this. It also failed to disclose that his employment as a mercenary, or 'contract pilot' to use the CIA's more inoffensive terminology, received the tacit approval of British intelligence. Moreover, a claim that the RAF had not seen or heard anything of him following his disappearance in Anglesey was completely untrue.This book is the true revelation of an entirely mysterious affair as told to the author by Terry Peet.
Before the White House and Air Force One, before the TV ads and the enormous rallies, there was the real Barack Obama: a man wrestling with the momentous decision to run for the presidency, feeling torn about leaving behind a young family, and figuring out how to win the biggest prize in politics.This book is the previously untold and epic story of how a political newcomer with no money and an alien name grew into the world’s most powerful leader. But it is also a uniquely intimate portrait of the person behind the iconic posters and the Secret Service code name Renegade. Drawing on a dozen unplugged interviews with the candidate and president, as well as twenty-one months covering his campaign as it traveled from coast to coast, Richard Wolffe answers the simple yet enduring question about Barack Obama: Who is he? Based on Wolffe’s unprecedented access to Obama, Renegade reveals the making of a president, both on the campaign trail and before he ran for high office. It explains how the politician who emerged in an extraordinary election learned the personal and political skills to succeed during his youth and early career. With cool self-discipline, calculated risk taking, and simple storytelling, Obama developed the strategies he would need to survive the onslaught of the Clintons and John McCain, and build a multimillion-dollar machine to win a historic contest.In Renegade, Richard Wolffe shares with us his front-row seat at Obama’s announcement to run for president on a frigid day in Springfield, and his victory speech on a warm night in Chicago. We fly on the candidate’s plane and ride in his bus on an odyssey across a country in crisis; stand next to him at a bar on the night he secures the nomination; and are backstage as he delivers his convention speech to a stadium crowd and a transfixed national audience. From a teacher’s office in Iowa to the Oval Office in Washington, we see and hear Barack Obama with an immediacy and honesty never witnessed before. Renegade provides not only an account of Obama’s triumphs, but also examines his many personal and political trials. We see Obama wrestling with race and politics, as well as his former pastor Reverend Jeremiah Wright. We see him struggling with life as a presidential candidate, a campaign that falters for most of its first year, and his reaction to a surprise defeat in the New Hampshire primary. And we see him relying on his personal experience, as well as meticulous polling, to pass the presidential test in foreign and economic affairs. Renegade is an essential guide to understanding President Barack Obama and his trusted inner circle of aides and friends. It is also a riveting and enlightening first draft of history and political psychology.From the Hardcover edition.
The follow up to the award-winning, #1 new videogame IP of 2009, DJ Hero 2 will transform living rooms into nightclubs all over again with an entirely new music-gaming experience. Friends & families can become mix masters and singing sensations, experiencing hit music like they’ve never heard it before. With a host of new DJ and vocal multiplayer modes, including innovative DJ Battles, and 70+ mixes featuring the biggest dance, pop and hip-hop hits, DJ Hero 2 delivers the new standard in music & rhythm gaming. Game only. ESRB Rating: Teen
Sixteen-year-old Damien Locke has a plan: major in messing with people at the local supervillain university and become a professional evil genius, just like his supervillain mom. But when he discovers the shameful secret she’s been hiding all these years, that the one-night stand that spawned him was actually with a superhero, everything gets messed up. His father’s too moral for his own good, so when he finds out Damien exists, he actually wants him to come live with him and his goody-goody superhero family. Damien gets shipped off to stay with them in their suburban hellhole, and he has only six weeks to prove he’s not a hero in any way, or else he’s stuck living with them for the rest of his life, or until he turns eighteen, whichever comes first. To get out of this mess, Damien has to survive his dad’s “flying lessons” that involve throwing him off the tallest building in the city–despite his nearly debilitating fear of heights–thwarting the eccentric teen scientist who insists she’s his sidekick, and keeping his supervillain girlfriend from finding out the truth. But when Damien uncovers a dastardly plot to turn all the superheroes into mindless zombie slaves, a plan hatched by his own mom, he discovers he cares about his new family more than he thought. Now he has to choose: go back to his life of villainy and let his family become zombies, or stand up to his mom and become a real hero. From the Hardcover edition.
Dream On… Or rise to rock royalty with Guitar Hero: Aerosmith and become ‘The Bad Boys of Boston’. Light up the stage and jam with some of the best Rock & Roll tracks of all time, including Aerosmith’s greatest hits and opening songs from some of the world’s best bands. Become Aerosmith with characters of the entire band showing off legendary moves in the most electrifying venues. Ages 13 and older.
Nobody would believe Dennis Leeper was a hero. He was the kind of kid you hid from when he pedaled his rickety bike down the road. But Jamie couldn’t say no when his father asked him to include Dennis in the raft project. And someone needed to hold the line when Jamie and his cousin Jerry finally got the raft in the river. But they should have known that Dennis couldn’t be trusted to hold onto it. Without paddles and out of people’s sight, the three boys are swept downstreamtoward the dams, the steep falls, and three separate destinies. One swims to shore. One is rescued. And one never returns alive. Overcome by guilt and the fear that Dennis’s father will take revenge for his son’s death, Jamie tells everyone how he survived: Dennis was a hero. The question is: Will anyone believe it? From the Hardcover edition.
You already know it’s not easy being a single man in this culture today. But it is easy to be overwhelmed, to feel helpless and hopeless about living by God’s high standards for singles. It’s easy to cave in to the pressures of this sex-soaked world and accept defeatblaming the media, the culture, even girlfriends who don’t know how tough it can be. But many men have read books like Every Young Man’s Battle and Tactics and have committed themselves to stand strong and pure in the power of God, and to go on the offensive against the onslaught of negative stereotypes. Some have suffered. Some have fallen. But many have experienced victoryand you can be among them. What makes those committed men so desirable to women? Be Her Hero is their motto. From best-selling author Fred Stoeker, along with his son Jasen, come the straightforward insight and real-life examples you’re looking for to help you take personal purity to its logical conclusion. Here’s straight truth with irrefutable evidence of what makes an ultimate hero to women who long for men of faithmen who stand by their convictions and make their world a safer and better place. Are you ready to accept the challenge? From the Trade Paperback edition.
It’s time to prove you’ve got the swagger and showmanship to stand alongside these rock-n-roll legends. In Guitar Hero: Van Halen, you can live out the experience of performing as one of the biggest rock bands of all time. See if you have what it takes to keep up with Eddie Van Halen’s revolutionary guitar playing or David Lee Roth’s unique performance style as you savor all the hot licks and scissor kicks that have helped this band achieve legendary status. Ages 13 and older.
Before the War of the Lance, magic faced and fought its own demise. The Journeyman is charged to use the ancient Anvil of Time to travel back along the river of time and find the lost stories that fell between the pages of the history books. He finds Tythonnia, a young red robe learning magic in company with Ladonna of the black robes and Par-Salian of the white. The three are sent on an easy quest to find the leader of the renegade wizards, a man named Berthal, but if it was that simple, they wouldn’t need mages. Instead, what started out easy turns into betrayal – magic against sorcery, the wizards against each other, and Tythonnia against herself. When Berthal finally unleashes his final attack, everyone knows that it won’t end that simply. From the Paperback edition.
Written by two freelancers who broke the rules to win the game, this handbook contains a wealth of information for writers who are frustrated by the seemingly limited ways to operate in the freelance market. It explains that freelancers can negotiate for more money and better terms without risking their careers, shows that editors are not the writer-gobbling monsters many freelancers fear, and explains how to establish and foster work relationships. In this updated second edition there are more ideas, more rules to break, and more resources to get started, including a suite of appendixes covering topics such as contract procedures, getting paid, services for freelancers, generating ideas, and doing research. As inspiration, the book includes examples of real writers who have gone against expert advice and flourished. Being shy doesn't pay, and following the rules puts a writer in a long line of other sheep; with this text as a guide, writers can step out of the herd and build a successful business in a crowded market.
There’s a revolution brewing across the nation–a movement that’s changing lives and revealing little known paths to passion and prosperity. It’s about building a great living around what you love to do most. Once you’ve been touched by it, you’ll never be the same. This book is your way in, your admission ticket to the world of the career renegade. Jonathan Fields, mega-firm lawyer turned successful lifestyle entrepreneur, blogger and writer shows you how to turn your passionwhether it’s cooking or copy-writing, teaching or playing video gamesinto a better payday and a richly satisfying life. * Discover the 7 career renegade paths to prosperity * Tap technology to turn a seemingly moneyless passion into a goldmine * Rapidly test and tune your idea for free, from the comfort of your couch * Establish yourself as an authority in a new field with little or no investment * Cultivate the mission-driven, action-oriented career renegade mindset * Rally others to your cause, and convince them you’re not nuts Join the movement nowand take back your livelihood and life! From the Trade Paperback edition.