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By Jerome Preisler

2011 Retail ePub
An 8-book sequence "created by" Tom Clancy and Martin Greenberg, yet written by means of Jerome Preisler. the 1st 3 have been additionally made right into a Microsoft home windows video game.


Africa turns into the conflict flooring in 21st-century struggle. As fiberoptic cable is laid down round the continent, entities struggle to regulate it. One is UpLink Communications, headed by way of Roger Gordian. The pan-African fiberoptic ring is his such a lot ambitious—and expensive—endeavor to this point. His nemesis, Harlan Devane, is penetrating the community. buying and selling in black marketplace commodities with terrorists and rogue states, the cable deals him limitless entry to a most respected product: details. to make sure his luck, Devane makes his circulate midway world wide. He hits Gordian the place it hurts—and kidnaps his daughter. Now, Gordian needs to belief his UpLink workforce as by no means sooner than, as they try on land and sea to show the tables opposed to Devane...once and for all.

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Neutrons. The initial radiation can be divided into two components, neutrons and gamma rays. As a general rule, the neutron-to-gamma ratio decreases with the range from the weapon’s ground zero. The ratios for vehicles and shelters depend on the specific neutron and gamma protection factors associated with the vehicle or shelter. For a tank, the protection factors are about 2 and 10 for neutrons and gammas, respectively. 5. Residual Radiation. The residual radiation hazard from a nuclear explosion is radioactive fallout and neutron-induced activity.

The principal physical effects of nuclear weapons are blast, thermal radiation (heat), and nuclear radiation. These effects are dependent upon the yield (or size) of the weapon expressed in kilotons (KT), physical design of the weapon (such as conventional and enhanced), and upon the method of employment. Table 2-L: Percent of Energy 50 35 4 Distribution of Energy from Nuclear Detonation Physical Appearance Blast Thermal radiation Initial ionizing radiation (neutrons and gamma rays emitted within the first minute) 10 Residual nuclear radiation (fallout) 1 Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) NOTE: For a low altitude detonation of a moderate-sized (3 to 10 KT) weapon Reference: Figure 2-1 from FM 8-10-7.

Reference: Chapter 5 from FM 8-9 (Part I). Table 2-N: Organs The hematopoietic and the gastrointestinal systems Skin; cornea & lens of eyes; gastrointestinal organs; cavity, esophagus, stomach, rectum Growing cartilage; the vasculature; growing bones Mature cartilage or bone; lungs; kidneys; liver; pancreas; adrenal gland; pituitary gland Muscle; brain; spinal cord Relative Radiosensitivity of Various Organs Relative radiosensitivity High* Fairy high Medium Fairly low Low *Embryonic tissue is also highly radiosensitive Reference: Table 5-IV from FM 8-9 (Part I).

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