For Spacious Skies

The Uncommon Journey of a Mercury Astronaut

Author: Malcolm Scott Carpenter,Kris Stoever

Publisher: New Amer Library

ISBN: 9780451211057

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 371

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A Project Mercury astronaut recounts his childhood with a terminally ill parent, his experiences as a Navy pilot and an undersea explorer, and his history-making endeavors aboard the Aurora 7, in a paperback edition enhanced by new material and photographs. Reprint.

For Spacious Skies

A Sketchbook of American Weather

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048645097X

Category: Art

Page: 79

View: 6238

The finest "cloudscape" painter of his generation, Eric Sloane enjoyed traveling back in time to explore how early American farmers interpreted and embraced weather signs. Examining old records, he learned that most farmers kept daily weather reports, which they referred to year after year to help them decide when to plant, harvest, and perform other farm chores. Combining elements of meteorology and Americana, this book features dozens of Sloane's excellent black-and-white illustrations and sixteen splendid full-color paintings. They complement a text about American weather, and in particular, American skies--from Vermont's swirling clouds and Florida thunderheads to New Mexico cloudscapes and Maine fogs. "You can almost tell where you are by looking upward," he says. In this unique book, he explains why.

America the Beautiful

('O Beautiful for Spacious Skies')

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780837820125

Category: United States

Page: 28

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Land of Promise –

Author: Johnny Sundstrom

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493196324

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 1609

Abe Saunders was wounded in one of the last battles of the War between the States. This novel recounts his healing, marriage, and an overland wagon journey in the last great wave of pioneering westward migrations. Here are the constant struggles faced in overcoming nature’s challenges, the sometimes violent human tensions encountered along the way, and the heartfelt aspirations for a new life among the ranchers, miners and Indians on the still-untamed frontier. “A kind of madness sets into the brain when the wind never stops and the dust fills your eyes and every other opening. Some of the people on the wagon train went silent, some talked only to themselves, while others yelled or sang to keep their spirits up...” Inspired by the biblical epic of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar, this story evokes the timelessness of love, faith, hardship and triumph, and the restless urge to follow one’s destiny into the future.

For Spacious Skies

Journey in Dialogue

Author: Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 221

View: 9614

Experiences recorded in dialogue form in working for the welfare of children of American servicemen and Asian mothers in Korea, Japan, Okinawa, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

Oh Beautiful for Spacious Skies

American Flag 150 Lined/Ruled Journal Pages Planner Diary Notebook with Flag and America Hymn Patriotic Quote on the Cover

Author: 2020 Planners

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781720349334


Page: 150

View: 914

Perfect for taking notes, agendas, to-do lists, brainstorming, or as a diary. 150 lined pages over white paper to create your way to an amazing day! Just the right size to take on the go. Makes a wonderful gift for all USA lovers! Size: 6 x 9 inches

O Beautiful for Spacious Skies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787713393


Page: N.A

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Challenge your ringers with Alan Lohrs wonderfully rewarding arrangement of the patriotic tune. A variety of intriguing techniques will make each refrain fresh and exciting for both listeners and ringers.

Purple Mountain Majesties

The Story of Katharine Lee Bates and America the Beautiful

Author: Barbara Younger,Stacey Schuett

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780142301814

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2584

A brief biography of the author and college professor whose travels across the United States inspired her to write the poem which became the song "America the Beautiful."

For Spacious Skies

A Descriptive Lyric in Objective Free Verse of the "Forty-eight."

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poetry of places

Page: 56

View: 7730

America the Beautiful

The Complete Verses

Author: Katharine Lee Bates

Publisher: Boswell Publishing

ISBN: 9780971554702

Category: Photography

Page: 32

View: 2925

An illustrated edition of the nineteenth-century poem, later set to music, celebrating the beauty of America.

America the Beautiful

Author: Katharine Lee Bates

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 031606923X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8592

A direct descendant of the composer of "America the Beautiful" honors his ancestry and national pride with historical and contemporary imagery. Musical notation and an Author's Note, as well as the song's lyrics in Bates's handwriting, are included. Full color.

Skies and the Artist

How to Draw Clouds and Sunsets

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048645102X

Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 5874

Eric Sloane always asserted that "Drawing clouds and sky is an important part of art study," pointing out that nearly every great picture features sky space. With this intelligent and insightful primer, he sets out to help art students master the art of painting the heavens. One of the first books of its kind, Sloane's guide to drawing clouds and sunsets does much more than teach you how to draw. Before the sketching even begins, he describes various kinds of clouds — cumulus, stratus, cirrus, and other formations — and offers homespun techniques that add texture and realism to cloud illustrations. Also discussed and illustrated are skies as accessories and basic subject matter within a sketch, the shape and anatomy of clouds, moods and shadows in cloud formations, and incorporating clouds within a sunset.

Calculated Risk

The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom

Author: George Leopold

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557537453

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 378

View: 3199

Unlike other American astronauts, Virgil I. ""Gus"" Grissom never had the chance to publish his memoirs--save for an account of his role in the Gemini program--before the tragic launch pad fire on January 27, 1967, which took his life and those of Edward White and Roger Chaffee. The international prestige of winning the Moon Race cannot be understated, and Grissom played a pivotal and enduring role in securing that legacy for the United States. Indeed, Grissom was first and foremost a Cold Warrior, a member of the first group of Mercury astronauts whose goal it was to beat the Soviet Union to the moon. Drawing on extensive interviews with fellow astronauts, NASA engineers, family members, and friends of Gus Grissom, George Leopold delivers a comprehensive survey of Grissom's life that places his career in the context of the Cold War and the history of human spaceflight. Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom adds significantly to our understanding of that tumultuous period in American history.


America's Forgotten Quest to Live and Work on the Ocean Floor

Author: Ben Hellwarth

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439180423

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 9492

Sealab is the underwater Right Stuff: the compelling story of how a US Navy program sought to develop the marine equivalent of the space station—and forever changed man’s relationship to the sea. While NASA was trying to put a man on the moon, the US Navy launched a series of daring experiments to prove that divers could live and work from a sea-floor base. When the first underwater “habitat” called Sealab was tested in the early 1960s, conventional dives had strict depth limits and lasted for only minutes, not the hours and even days that the visionaries behind Sealab wanted to achieve—for purposes of exploration, scientific research, and to recover submarines and aircraft that had sunk along the continental shelf. The unlikely father of Sealab, George Bond, was a colorful former country doctor who joined the Navy later in life and became obsessed with these unanswered questions: How long can a diver stay underwater? How deep can a diver go? Sealab never received the attention it deserved, yet the program inspired explorers like Jacques Cousteau, broke age-old depth barriers, and revolutionized deep-sea diving by demonstrating that living on the seabed was not science fiction. Today divers on commercial oil rigs and Navy divers engaged in classified missions rely on methods pioneered during Sealab. Sealab is a true story of heroism and discovery: men unafraid to test the limits of physical endurance to conquer a hostile undersea frontier. It is also a story of frustration and a government unwilling to take the same risks underwater that it did in space. Ben Hellwarth, a veteran journalist, interviewed many surviving participants from the three Sealab experiments and conducted extensive documentary research to write the first comprehensive account of one of the most important and least known experiments in US history.

Aurora 7

The Mercury Space Flight of M. Scott Carpenter

Author: Colin Burgess

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319204394

Category: Science

Page: 239

View: 9614

TO A NATION enthralled by the heroic exploits of the Mercury astronauts, the launch of Lt. Cmdr. Scott Carpenter on NASA’s second orbital space flight was a renewed cause for pride, jubilation and celebration. Within hours, that excitement had given way to stunned disbelief and anxiety as shaken broadcasters began preparing the American public for the very real possibility that an American astronaut and his spacecraft may have been lost at sea. In fact, it had been a very close call. Completely out of fuel and forced to manually guide Aurora 7 through the frightening inferno of re-entry, Carpenter brought the Mercury spacecraft down to a safe splashdown in the ocean. In doing so, he controversially overshot the intended landing zone. Despite his efforts, Carpenter’s performance on the MA-7 mission was later derided by powerful figures within NASA. He would never fly into space again. Taking temporary leave of NASA, Carpenter participated in the U.S. Navy’s pioneering Sealab program. For a record 30 days he lived and worked aboard a pressurized habitat resting on the floor of the ocean, becoming the nation’s first astronaut/aquanaut explorer. Following extensive research conducted by noted spaceflight historian Colin Burgess, the drama-filled flight of Aurora 7 is faithfully recounted in this engrossing book, along with the personal recollections of Scott Carpenter and those closest to the actual events.

The Age of Homespun

Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth

Author: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307416860

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 2733

They began their existence as everyday objects, but in the hands of award-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, fourteen domestic items from preindustrial America–ranging from a linen tablecloth to an unfinished sock–relinquish their stories and offer profound insights into our history. In an age when even meals are rarely made from scratch, homespun easily acquires the glow of nostalgia. The objects Ulrich investigates unravel those simplified illusions, revealing important clues to the culture and people who made them. Ulrich uses an Indian basket to explore the uneasy coexistence of native and colonial Americans. A piece of silk embroidery reveals racial and class distinctions, and two old spinning wheels illuminate the connections between colonial cloth-making and war. Pulling these divergent threads together, Ulrich demonstrates how early Americans made, used, sold, and saved textiles in order to assert their identities, shape relationships, and create history. From the Trade Paperback edition.

From Bauhaus to Our House

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429924252

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

View: 9915

Tom Wolfe, "America's most skillful satirist" (The Atlantic Monthly), examines the strange saga of American architecture in this sequel to The Painted Word, From Bauhaus to Our House.

A Year of Hymn Stories

A Primer of Hymnology

Author: Carl Fowler Price

Publisher: N.A


Category: Hymns, English

Page: 64

View: 7326