Global consumption of organophosphorus flame retardants and plasticizers (OPs), of which some are reported to be toxic, is rapidly increasing. The levels, distribution and sources of 15 OPs were investigated in public and domestic buildings, sewage treatment plants (STPs), deposition and fish. In all sampled environments OPs were detected at relatively high levels (ppt-ppb) and public buildings tended to have higher levels than domestic buildings. OPs were poorly removed from wastewater, especially the chlorinated OPs tended to pass through the STPs without being removed or degraded. Of the total amount of OPs entering the STPs, 50% was emitted to the recipients via the effluent. Based on the findings of the studies, the total mass flow of OPs in Sweden was estimated. Finally, the exposure to OPs via inhalation was examined for five occupational groups in which aircraft technicians were significantly more exposed to OPs than other groups. This book is valuable for professionals in areas like environmental protection, environmental health and industrial hygiene. It may also be useful for manufacturers of OPs and for professionals in legislation and regulation of chemical substances.
Spec Ops: The line (PC) takes you on a trip to Dubai, following the steps of Captain Martin Walker and his two teammates. Sent to find a lost regiment after a sandstorm ravaged the once lustrous city, Walker and his men will face adversities they were never prepared to confront.Spec Ops: The Line takes story hints from Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" and it's most famous movie counterpart "Apocalypse Now".Shooter unlike any otherSpec Ops: The Line takes an approach that runs contrary to most shooters modern or otherwise. It doesn't revel in the carnage, but forces the players to look at things from a different perspective and face the severity of wanton destruction usually expected of such games. Many times the game will force you to make choices, but neither of them will be about what is right or wrong. They are all wrong, the question is, which kind of wrong Walker, and by extension the player, is able to deal with.Impressive visualsSpec Ops: The Line carries its distinct look in more than just raw graphics. While impressive, they serve to highlight the detail and design choices made by the developer. Travel through lush apartments right after fighting among the dunes, see dirty camps set up in once splendid halls of the best location of Dubai. The game's image of the sunburned city is a though-provoking and disturbing picture of survivors trying to live on after a catastrophe.Intense gameplaySpec Ops: The Line uses the environment to improve the challenges posed to the player, and an occasional sandstorm may well stop dead any plan. Many locations are covered in sand, often held at bay only by a fragile window. Shoot it and drown your enemies in tons of sand, ending the fights as abruptly as they started. Stick to cover made of abandoned cars, old crates and other remnants of the city life and survive the attacks from local forces. Make life-and-death decisions without breaking away from pure gameplay.Inspired by the classics of literature and filmSpec Ops: The Line is a video game adaptation of Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" with a militaristic bent borrowed from Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now". Sent to a hostile land in order to find and retrieve a lost unit, Captain Walker's Delta Force squad will face events and decisions defining their very humanity. Like few other shooters Spec Ops: The Line draws a sharp line between a protagonist and a hero.
Call of Duty: Black Ops is a Treyarch-developed sub-series of the bestselling first-person shooter franchise. Spectacular set-piece segments, interesting narrative, and impressive visuals are all integral parts of the CoD: Black Ops experience. Will you follow Alex Mason's road to remembrance?Decades-spanning storyWatch the events through the eyes of Alex Mason, a USA soldier/spy who got tangled in some bad things, because it’s in the job description. Help him piece together his disjointed memories before it is too late. Watch events unfolding across World War II, the Vietnam War and the Cold War in a series of flashbacks to Mason's past, and through the stories of people he had encountered.Black Ops tells an interesting story of secrets, spies, and spectacular sights.Tons of gunsBlack Ops has an arsenal of over 80 weapons spread between 10 categories. Pistols, assault rifles, sniper rifles, shotguns… If you have a favorite ballistic weapon class you are sure to find it represented in Call of Duty: Black Ops (PC).You can arm yourself the way you want. Not even emplaced weapons and rocket and grenade launchers are out of the question.Gear up like a pro and prove your mastery of ballistic weapons of all kinds.Multiplayer progressionGet CoD points each rank to buy weapons, attachments, perks and more to customize your experience. Gone are the days of stiff classes and predefined loadouts. You can get additional emblems, even customize your targeting reticule to your liking. And all of it thanks to CoD points.Multiplayer challengesDo you want more challenge than just the enemy team? Invest your CoD points into contracts! Great rewards await if you are daring and skilled enough!Each contract gives you an additional challenge to complete within a set amount of time. Score a couple killstreaks, get a number of wins in Capture the Flag, or score some headshots with an assigned weapon!The more points you invest, the bigger the rewards, but if you fail, you get no refunds!Wager MatchBet your CoD points against other players in Wager Matches to score big or go home with nothing. Participate in creative new modes!In Gun Game you start with a pistol and get a new gun for every new kill. Get to the last weapon tier and be winner. Or maybe you'll be interested in One in the Chamber? You get a gun with one bullet and a knife. Knife-kills award you a new bullet. The trick? You only have three lives and the bullets operate on the "one shot-one kill basis". And these are just two types of a Wager Match. Which will be your favorite?
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is the third entry into the Treyarch-developed Black Ops series within the bestselling first-person shooter franchise. Journey to the future of year 2065, full 40 years after the events presented in Black Ops II. Enter the world of cybernetic enhancements, catastrophic climate change, and unstable international relations.Call of Duty Black Ops III is a stunning spectacle fully using the benefits of its setting and available technology.Cyber-soldierBlack Ops 3 wastes no time giving you access to the greatest toolbox any Call of Duty up to that point has given its players. Cybernetic enhancements given to your character allow him (or her, your choice) to control the battlefield in ways previously unseen in the franchise.Enhanced strength, disruption of enemy forces, powerful charge and more wait for you in three distinct upgrade branches: Martial, Control, and Chaos.Take control of enemy drones, let loose a deadly swarm of nanobots, or just punch your way through a robotic chest. Either is possible with your character's new body.Zombies noirEnter the episodic co-op horde mode experience as a quartet of characters with troubled pasts and unclear futures. Up to four players can team up, using gradually improving loadouts to combat the seemingly endless hordes of decaying undead.An unlikely crew of a magician, boxer, cop, and a burlesque dancer takes on a threat to a fictional Morg City. Voiced by Jeff Goldblum and Ron Perlman respectively, the boxer and the magician are certain to be joy both to play and to listen to.So gather several friends and discover the mysteries that put the unlikely four in the same spot in just the right time.Fresh multiplayerThe Pick 10 system comes back from previous Black Ops, but this time is boosted by 9 very different specialist classes. Each comes with a unique weapon and ability. Create deeply personalized loadouts with Pick 10 and spice them up by choosing a weapon or power of the Specialist.You decide what your class is going to be like, not the game.Enhanced mobilityBoth in singleplayer and the multiplayer you can enjoy vastly enhanced mobility thanks to cybernetic enhancements and backpack-sized thruster packs allowing you to perform double jumps and wall-runs.With this agility you can now surprise your enemies with attacks from any direction, as well as get out of fights easily. Jump, run, and slide your way to victory without ever losing control of your weapons. Take on your enemies in a three-dimensional space on excellently crafted maps.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (PC) is a sequel to the first Black Ops. Developed by Treyarch it follows a non-linear, twofold storyline where actions matter and choices can shape the ultimate outcomes in manners that are not easily visible at first.Black Ops II is an intense first-person shooter set in the 1980s and in 2025. It tells a decades-spanning story of the Alex and David Masons, who inadvertently got involved in all of this.Generations-spanning storylineThe storyline of CoD Black Ops 2 is shown through the eyes of the first game's protagonist Alex Mason in the late 1980s and his son David's in 2025. It all follows the life and deeds of one Raul Menendez, who rises up to be the primary antagonist of the game. See his rise to importance and power. The sins of the father come back to haunt the son.Non-linear storytellingSupporting the double period setting, Black Ops 2 allows you to make vital choices during key story moments. Kill or spare, save, or let die. Every choice matters and influences the final state of the game. Play the campaign repeatedly to witness all six endings and variations. See how your and either Mason’s actions can shape the world for years to come.What will be the conclusion to your story?Explorable mapsUnlike in the past, gamesubverts your expectations and rewards an inquisitive player.Dive outside the beaten path and experience Black Ops 2 fully.Class warfareGone are the classes of the past. Welcome the Pick 10 system!Pick 10 allows you to fully customize your own Black Ops multiplayer gameplay with numerous perks, weapons, grenades, and more. Craft you own perfect loadout and never look back at the rigid class systems other shooters are so eager to push you into. Use Wild Cards to bend the rules in your favor and be validated by the knowledge all other players do that too.Zombies!For the third time in the series the zombie horde mode returns to challenge brave players with wave after wave of decaying dead bodies animated by some malevolent presence.Can you hold your own when supported by other brave players, cooperating or competing for survival? And when the TranZit bus comes in, where will it take you and what will you find there? One way or another, hordes of zombies will be dead before you even figure out your favorite loadout.
In Call of Duty: Black Ops III a bio-modified soldier with unique and superhuman abilities, participating in a war, which is a result of drone attack launched by Raul Menendez (the story known from the previous installment). It is 2065 so you are going to use various futuristic equipment. The primary example are drones, which are both your enemies and allies. You can hack an enemy drone and force it to attack hostiles. Despite of this, the game has everything COD should have. It is a fast-paced shooter which is going to challenge your perception and agility.Unique multiplayerExperience a unique multiplayer gameplay. Choose your “Specialist” and enter the field of battle. Use your superhuman abilities in order to gain advantage during the battle. Jump higher, run faster, dive and slide. Kill all your enemies and survive in the harsh war environment. Are you a Marine or a coward? Don't worry, we'll find soon enough.The NUK3TOWN is back once againNUK3TOWN was the fan favorite since it appeared. It was brought back in this game but redesigned in order to fit into Black Ops 3. You have to utilize all the new equipment and abilities of soldiers in order to win. Are you going to be able to do it?Zombies are waiting to eat your brainCall of Duty without zombies wouldn't be a real Call of Duty. Thus, zombies are back once again. Travel back to 1940's Morg City and impersonate one of four characters in a noir horror story. You have to work together with your teammates in order to survive. Zombies by themselves are not dangerous, but a herd of them might be a big challenge for you.
Global jihad is on the rise and the veteran spec-ops team Echo One races to stop a terror attack in the American heartland. Another near-future military action short by the author of the Eshu International novels, the Clar1ty Wars series, The Barrow Lover, "A Prayer to St. Strelok", and other stories. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madison Niederhauser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125142/bk_acx0_125142_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a secret research facility is invaded by hostile forces, Hawkeye and the Titan Six covert ops team are called into action. Thwarted at every turn by a mysterious enemy, Titan Six races against time to unlock the secrets of an ancient message encrypted in our DNA and rescue the daughter of Catherine Caine, the billionaire CEO of Titan Global. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Murray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cher/000061/bk_cher_000061_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Fast and the FuriousThey've got the adrenaline rush and the mean machines, but most of all, they've got the extreme need for speed. On the turbo-charged streets of Los Angeles, every night is a championship race. With nitro-boosted fury, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), rules the road turning all his challengers into dust. He and his rival, Johnny Tran (Rick Yune) are the boldest, the baddest and the best. But now, there's new rage on the road. They know he's tough, they know he's fast, but what they don't know is that he's a speed demon detective (Paul Walker) with enough drive and determination to come out the winner. With intense full-throttle action, awesome high-speed stunts, and full-on pedal to the metal intensity, this fast and furious assault puts you in the driver's seat and dares you to exceed all limits. 2 Fast 2 FuriousThe adrenaline-fuelled thrill ride that began with The Fast and the Furious takes an explosive new turn in 2 Fast 2 Furious! It's the nitro-fuelled answer to the questions: how fast do you like it. Now an ex-cop on the run, Brian O'Connor (Paul Walker) hooks into outlaw street-racing. When the Feds strong-arm him back, O'Connor's no-rules, win-or-die skills are unleashed against an international drug lord. With his velocity-addicted buddy (Tyrese) riding shotgun, and a drop-dead gorgeous undercover agent (Eva Mendes) dialling up the heat, 2 Fast 2 Furious accelerates the action into a desperate race for survival, justice...and mind-blowing, jaw-dropping speed! The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo DriftFrom the makers of The Fast and the Furious and 2 Fast 2 Furious comes the highest-octane instalment of the hit movie franchise built for speed! When convicted street racer Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) tries to start a new life on the other side of the world, his obsession with racing sets him on a collision course with the Japanese underworld. To survive, he will have to master drifting - a new style of racing where tricked-out cars slide through hairpin turns, defying gravity and death for the ultimate road rush. With more mind-blowing stunts and heart-pounding racing sequences than ever, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift puts you in the driver's seat. Fast and FuriousVin Diesel and Paul Walker reteam with Michelle Rodriguez and Jordan Brewster for the ultimate chapter of the franchise built on speed! From big rig heists to precision tunnel crawls, Fast and Furious takes you back into the high-octane world to race through crowded city streets and across international lines! Fast and Furious 5Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead a reunion of returning all-stars from every chapter of the explosive franchise built on speed in Fast Five. Newly joined by Dwayne Johnson, they take the series that hooked the world on adrenaline and amp up the action and spectacle on a global scale. In Fast Five, former cop Brian O'Conner (Walker) partners with ex-con Dom Toretto (Diesel) in a very unfamiliar place: the opposite side of the law in exotic Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Elsa Pataky joins Johnson and returning favorites Jordana Brewster, Chris Ludacris Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Matt Schulze, Tego Calderon and Don Omar in an ultimate high-stakes heist. Fast and Furious 6When a Russian Military Convoy is taken down in Moscow, Agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) goes to the only man who can help him find his target - Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel). Toretto only agrees to help when he discovers Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) is alive and working with Hobbs' no.1 target - Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) a Special Ops mercenary running an equally brilliant crew. Toretto's elite outfit including Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) and all the entire original crew pursue Shaw and his crew in a series of heart-stopping heists across Europe, each chase outgunning the other for size, scale and sheer excitement.