Tiger Check

Automating the US Air Force Fighter Pilot in Air-to-Air Combat, 1950–1980

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Author: Steven A. Fino

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421423286

Category: Science

Page: 448

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Spurred by their commanders during the Korean War to be "tigers," aggressive and tenacious American fighter pilots charged headlong into packs of fireball-spewing enemy MiGs, relying on their keen eyesight, piloting finesse, and steady trigger fingers to achieve victory. But by the 1980s, American fighter pilots vanquished their foes by focusing on a four-inch-square cockpit display, manipulating electromagnetic waves, and launching rocket-propelled guided missiles from miles away. In this new era of automated, long-range air combat, can fighter pilots still be considered tigers? Aimed at scholars of technology and airpower aficionados alike, Steven A. Fino’s Tiger Check offers a detailed study of air-to-air combat focusing on three of the US Air Force’s most famed aircraft: the F-86E Sabre, the F-4C Phantom II, and the F-15A Eagle. Fino argues that increasing fire control automation altered what fighter pilots actually did during air-to-air combat. Drawing on an array of sources, as well as his own decade of experience as an F-15C fighter pilot, Fino unpacks not just the technological black box of fighter fire control equipment, but also fighter pilots’ attitudes toward their profession and their evolving aircraft. He describes how pilots grappled with the new technologies, acutely aware that the very systems that promised to simplify their jobs while increasing their lethality in the air also threatened to rob them of the quintessential—albeit mythic—fighter pilot experience. Finally, Fino explains that these new systems often required new, unique skills that took time for the pilots to identify and then develop. Eschewing the typical "great machine" or "great pilot" perspectives that dominate aviation historiography, Tiger Check provides a richer perspective on humans and machines working and evolving together in the air. The book illuminates the complex interactions between human and machine that accompany advancing automation in the workplace.

Blood of the Tiger

A Story of Conspiracy, Greed, and the Battle to Save a Magnificent Species

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Author: J. A. Mills

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807074977

Category: Nature

Page: 296

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Blood of the Tiger takes readers on a wild ride to save one of the world’s rarest animals from a band of Chinese billionaires. Many people think wild tigers are on the road to recovery, but they are in greater danger than ever—from a menace few experts saw coming. There may be only three thousand wild tigers left in the entire world. More shocking is the fact that twice that many—some six thousand—have been bred on farms, not for traditional medicine but to supply a luxury-goods industry that secretly sells tiger-bone wine, tiger-skin décor, and exotic cuisine enjoyed by China’s elite. Two decades ago, international wildlife investigator J. A. Mills went undercover to expose bear farming in China and discovered the plot to turn tigers into nothing more than livestock. Thus begins the story of a personal crusade in which Mills mobilizes international forces to awaken the world to a conspiracy so pervasive that it threatens every last tiger in the wild. In this memoir of triumph, heartbreak, and geopolitical intrigue, Mills and a host of heroic comrades try to thwart a Chinese cadre’s plan to launch billion-dollar industries banking on the extinction of not just wild tigers but also elephants and rhinos. Her journey takes her across Asia, into the jungles of India and Nepal, to Russia and Africa, traveling by means from elephant back to presidential motorcade, in the company of man-eaters, movie stars, and world leaders. She finds reason for hope in the increasing number of Chinese who do not want the blood of the last wild tigers to stain their beloved culture and motherland. Set against the backdrop of China’s ascendance to world dominance, Blood of the Tiger tells of a global fight to rein in the forces of greed on behalf of one of the world’s most treasured and endangered animals. From the Hardcover edition.

A Tiger’S Tale

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Author: Craig Cooper,Capt. Ian Sonnenberg,John Sonnenberg

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1546251790

Category: History

Page: 108

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Originally, this was just a journal to document a tiger experience. Capt. Ian Sonnenberg invited his dad, John Sonnenberg, and his uncle, Craig Cooper, to join him in Honolulu aboard the USS San Diego (LPD-22) and sail to Camp Pendleton, California, on a tiger cruise. There was some brief preliminary information and a couple of emails, but there was little information on what to expect from the experience. The plan was to capture the experience so others would feel more prepared. But this project turned into something more. The journal then shifted to creating a guidebook for anyone going on an extended tiger cruise as well as composing a journal. As the journal developed into a manual for tiger cruises, it took on another dimension. This document grew to be an optimistic accounting of the future of America. This team of Sailors and Marines crossed the globe, with our flag proudly flying from the mast, and showed the world the strength and spirit of the United States. Theyall the US militaryindeed, are celebrated in the successful culmination of their missions. In addition to this optimistic message came the realization that the future leaders of our industries, institutions, and government are being developed within these brave men and women. Hoorah!

Tiger Woods

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Author: Jeff Benedict,Armen Keteyian

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501126474

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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“A confident and substantial book...It has torque and velocity...It makes a sweet sound, like a well-struck golf ball. I found it exhilarating, depressing, tawdry, and moving in almost equal measure. It’s a big American story.” —The New York Times Based on years of reporting and interviews with more than 250 people from every corner of Tiger Woods’s life—many of whom have never spoken about him on the record before—a sweeping, revelatory, and defining biography of an American icon. In 2009, Tiger Woods was the most famous athlete on the planet, a transcendent star of almost unfathomable fame and fortune living what appeared to be the perfect life. Married to a Swedish beauty and the father of two young children, he was the winner of fourteen major golf championships and earning more than $100 million annually. But it was all a carefully crafted illusion. As it turned out, Woods had been living a double life for years—one that unraveled in the aftermath of a Thanksgiving-night car crash that exposed his serial infidelity and sent his personal and professional lives over a cliff. Still, the world has always wondered: Who is Tiger Woods, really? In Tiger Woods, Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian, the team behind the New York Times bestseller The System, look deep behind the headlines to produce a richly reported answer to that question. To find out, they conducted hundreds of interviews with people from every facet of Woods’s life—friends, family members, teachers, romantic partners, coaches, business associates, physicians, Tour pros, and members of Woods’s inner circle. From those interviews, and extensive, carefully sourced research, they have uncovered new, intimate, and surprising details about the man behind the myth. We read an inside account of Tiger’s relationship with his first love, Dina Gravell, and their excruciating breakup at the hands of his parents. We learn that Tiger’s longtime sports agency, International Management Group (IMG), made $50,000 annual payments to Tiger’s father, Earl Woods, as a “talent scout”—years before Tiger was their client. We discover startling new details about Earl, who died in 2006 and to this day lies in an unmarked grave. We come along as Tiger plunges into the Las Vegas and New York nightclub worlds alongside fellow superstars Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. We are whisked behind the scenes during the National Enquirer’s globetrotting hunt to expose Tiger’s infidelity, and we get a rare look inside his subsequent sex-addiction treatment at the Pine Grove facility in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. But the portrait of Woods that emerges in Tiger Woods is far more rewarding than revelations alone. By tracing his life from its origins as the mixed-race son of an attention-seeking father and the original Tiger Mom—who programmed him to be “the chosen one,” tasked with changing not just the game of golf but the world as well—the authors provide a wealth of new insight into the human being trapped inside his parents’ creation. Most of all, we are reminded, time and time again, of Woods’s singular greatness and the exhilaration we felt watching an athletic genius dominate his sport for nearly twenty years. But at what cost? Benedict and Keteyian provide the answers in an extraordinary biography that is destined to become the defining book about an authentic American legend—and to linger in the minds of readers for years to come.

Siberian Tigers

Camouflaged Hunting Mammals

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Author: Rebecca E. Hirsch

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 1467762210

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Learn what a Siberian tiger has in common with an elk. Discover what sets a Siberian tiger apart from a Tasmanian devil. Readers will compare key traits of Siberian tigers--their appearance, behavior, habitat, and life cycle--to traits of other mammals.

Tiger, Tiger

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Author: Philip Caveney

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312804482

Category: Malaya

Page: 393

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Unix for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger

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Author: Matisse Enzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780321246684

Category: Computers

Page: 530

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As Unix spreads its tentacles across users' desktops, more and more Mac users are starting to pop the hood and learn about the operating system that's at the root of it all. And there's no better way to conquer that fear than by consulting this Visual QuickPro Guide. Matisse Enzer, who wrote the first edition of this book, Unix for Mac OS X: Visual QuickPro Guide has completely updated this guide to reflect all that's new in Tiger's version of Unix. Readers will learn everything they need to know to make sense of the commands and technical jargon surrounding Unix. In the process they'll find out about useful utilities, editing and printing files, security, and more--all through simple, step-by-step instructions that break the learning process into manageable chunks. Throughout, users will find plenty of the tips and visual references that have become the hallmark of Peachpit's popular Visual QuickPro Guides. Unix for Mac OS X 10.4: Visual QuickPro Guide is perfect for any Mac user interested in learning about the Unix operating system.

The Mac OS X Tiger book

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Author: Andy Ihnatko

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: 9780764579578

Category: Computers

Page: 493

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Introduces the Mac OS X Tiger operating system, covering installation, working with files and applications, network setups, using AppleScript, and computer security.

Tears of a Tiger

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Author: Sharon M. Draper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442489138

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 162

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Three boys struggle to come to terms with the death of a friend in a drunk-driving auto accident in which all four were involved, in a story told through newspaper stories, diary entries, school announcements, telephone conversations, and classroom assignments.

Tiger Moon

Tracking the Great Cats in Nepal

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Author: Fiona Sunquist,Mel Sunquist

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226779973

Category: Nature

Page: 187

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Tiger Moon is the powerful, poetic story of the Sunquists' two years studying tigers in Nepal—traveling by elephant, avoiding a rhino attack, and learning to recognize individual tigers by roar. A new afterword tells the story of promising efforts to reconnect fractured Nepalese tiger habitats.

Tiger Boy

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Author: Mitali Perkins

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

ISBN: 1607345439

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

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When a tiger cub goes missing from the reserve, Neil is determined to find her before the greedy Gupta gets his hands on her to kill her and sell her body parts on the black market. Neil's parents, however, are counting on him to study hard and win a prestigious scholarship to study in Kolkata. Neil doesn't want to leave his family or his island home and he struggles with his familial duty and his desire to maintain the beauty and wildness of his island home in West Bengal's Sunderbans.

Sleep Like a Tiger

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Author: Mary Logue

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547641028

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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At bedtime a young girl asks "Does everything in the world go to sleep?"

Beyond the Cabbage Tree

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Author: Noel Kinvig

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449015751

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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"Great content, easy reading. Original and often very exciting and full of suspense". This book is based on real life and not fiction. From struggles to triumphs Noel's journey takes him to many corners of the globe. From digging graves in New Zealand to flying Pilatus Porter aircraft for the International Committee of the Red Cross during the Ethiopian famine. From his experiences in jail in Mexico to patrolling the Iraq-Kuwait border on the United Nations Mission. From unparalleled adventures taking Noel into the heart of Africa and Asia encountering many hairy experiences to the treacherous drops of aid supplies over East Pakistan, (now Bangladesh) after the world's most devastating natural disaster. "Amusing, entertaining and a truly amazing book".

Grumman F11F Tiger Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions

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Author: United States Navy,USN

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1935327461

Category:

Page: 219

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As the Blue Angels¿ aircraft in the late 1950s, Grumman¿s F11F-1 Tiger came to symbolize the speed and might of U.S. Navy airpower. The Tiger was originally conceived as an upgrade of the F9F Cougar. It eventually morphed into a new design, that incorporated the area rule to enable cruising speeds up to 1.1 Mach. The prototype flew in 1954, and carrier trials commenced in 1956. Eventually seven squadrons flew F11Fs. Hampered by maintenance issues affiliated with the J65 engine, and the fact that the Vought Crusader was clearly superior, the Tiger had a short service life. It was withdrawn from carrier duty after four years, in 1961. Only 199 were built. The remaining Tigers flew in a training capacity, and the Blue Angels continued to fly them for over a decade, 1957-1969. Originally printed by the U.S. Navy, this handbook provides a fascinating glimpse inside the cockpit of the Tiger. Originally classified ¿restricted¿, the manual was declassified and is here reprinted in book form.

Mac OS X Help Line, Tiger Edition

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Author: Ted Landau,Dan Frakes

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 9780132705240

Category: Computers

Page: 1216

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With every update, Mac OS X grows more powerful, more dependable, and easier to use--and Mac OS X Tiger is no exception. But along with the new features come fresh issues--new areas to troubleshoot, new functionality to unravel, and new glitches waiting to confound even the savviest Mac users. Not to worry. Best-selling author and Mac guru Ted Landau turns his diagnostician's eye on Mac OS X Tiger, arming readers with fix-it knowledge This popular fix-it classic offers more troubleshooting information, tips, and hacks than any other single volume. Chock-full of detailed, understandable advice for maintaining and troubleshooting Mac OS X Tiger, this comprehensive reference is where users will turn before they head to the repair shop. Readers will find solutions for every Mac OS X problem under the sun plus the technical grounding they need to turn a diagnostic eye on their own operating systems. Filled with tips, tools, and preventive measures, the guide includes in-depth coverage of Library directories and folders, file and font maintenance, crash prevention and recovery, and more.

Special Edition Using Mac OS X Tiger

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Author: Brad Miser

Publisher: Que Pub

ISBN: 9780789733917

Category: Computers

Page: 1169

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One of the best Mac OS X reference books has just gotten better. Special Edition Using Mac OS X Tiger is the ultimate guide to your new Mac operating system. Written in a straightforward style with no fluff, You will thoroughly cover everything you need to know to use Mac OS X Tiger as efficiently and effectively as possible. In addition to coverage of the core functionality of the desktop, you will find extensive coverage of topics that enable you to accomplish productive work with your Mac, such as creating digital movies, surfing the Net, and creating and hosting a Web site. This book also contains substantial amounts of information to help you add devices to expand your system so you can accomplish even more. You'll learn about the iLife suite of applications, including iTunes, iDVD, iPhoto, Garage Band and iMovie and how to configure the technologies so that they can be used to expand your system and maximize its performance. This comprehensive user's guide provides you with the in-depth, wide-ranging information that you need to get the most out of your operating system.

Tiger-Man: an Uncertain Time

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Author: Matthew Hemenway

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468930028

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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A new hero is needed for an uncertain time. Weapons of mass destruction, while outlawed by the nations of the world, have fallen into the hands of criminals. The threat posed by these weapons makes citizens fearful. Just as it seems the criminal element is going to be successful, Michael Miller comes of age. Michael is a young man with unusual abilities due to the fact he is the child of a human father and alien mother. Bipedal aliens visited the world in 2047 and Michael's mother remained. Will Michael, aka Tiger-Man be able to meet this challenge and will his abilities be enough to offset the evil genius of a mad scientist and his devilish henchmen? Only time can truly tell, however uncertain.