Land of Promise –

Author: Johnny Sundstrom

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493196324

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 5311

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

A Sketchbook of American Weather

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048645097X

Category: Art

Page: 79

View: 2088

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.

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

View: 2331

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

Journey in Dialogue

Author: Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 221

View: 7493

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.

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: 5197

For Spacious Skies

A Behind the Scenery Look at the National Parks, from Acadia to Zion

Author: Conor Knighton

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9781984823540

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 2776

From the Emmy-winning CBS Sunday Morning correspondent, an entertaining chronicle of his year spent traveling to all 59 National Parks, including his experiences with some of the most beautiful places--and most interesting people--that America has to offer When Conor's fiancée dumped him, he needed a project to get himself off the couch. And he decided on a doozy--a visit to all 59 National Parks. He pitched his producers at Sunday Morning, and much to his surprise, they agreed. FOR SPACIOUS SKIES is the memoir of his year spent traveling across the United States to visit each of the country's national parks, a journey that yielded his "On the Trail" series, which quickly became one of Sunday Morning's most beloved segments. In this smart, informative, and often hilarious book, he'll share how his journey through these natural wonders, unchanged by man, ended up changing his worldview on everything from God to politics to love and technology. Whether it's waking up early for a naked scrub in an Arkansas bathhouse or staying up late to stargaze along our loneliest highway, Knighton goes behind the scenery to provide an unfiltered look at America through the lens of its most quintessential natural parks, both great and small, as well as its remarkable people. In the tradition of books like A Walk in the Woods or Turn Right at Machu Picchu, this is an irresistible mix of personal narrative and travelogue--and some well-placed pop culture references--and a must-read for any of the 331 million visitors who visit the National Parks each year.

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: 6641

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: 1830

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: 1023

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.

Pooh's Corner 1997 - 2009

Author: Harry Rowohlt

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036991786

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1666

Treue und Neuentdecker können jubeln: Harry Rowohlts Zeit-Kolumne Pooh’s Corner gibt’s jetzt schön handlich verpackt in zwei Bände. Wie schon der erste Band beinhaltet auch der zweite Texte zu allen relevanten Themen der letzten zehn Jahre.

Die Angebetete


Author: Jeffery Deaver

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641101565

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 9514

Wenn Liebe zur Besessenheit wird, fühlt sie sich wie Hass an Für die berühmte Sängerin Kayleigh Towne ist »Your Shadow« nur ihr neuester Hit. Für ihren glühendsten Fan enthält der Song jedoch eine geheime Botschaft – die sich ganz allein an ihn richtet. Um seinem Idol, seiner Angebeteten endlich nahe zu sein, muss er sich den Weg in ihr Herz erkämpfen und zerstören, was zwischen ihnen steht. Bereits mit dem ersten Mord steht für die psychologische Ermittlerin Kathryn Dance fest, dass es noch weitere Tote geben wird. Denn Stalker sind immer Wiederholungstäter ...

Handbook of Neurologic Music Therapy

Author: Michael H. Thaut,Volker Hoemberg

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191003670

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 4260

Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) is a form of music therapy developed for people suffering from cognitive, sensory, or motor dysfunctions - arising from neurological diseases of the nervous system. People who can benefit from this therapy include sufferers from: stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's and Huntington's disease, cerebral palsy, Alzheimer's disease, autism, and other neurological diseases affecting cognition, movement, and communication (e.g., MS, Muscular Dystrophy, etc). The Handbook of Neurologic Music Therapy is a comprehensive landmark text presenting a new and revolutionary model of music in rehabilitation, therapy and medicine that is scientifically validated and clinically tested. Each of the 20 clinical techniques is described in detail with specific exercises, richly illustrated and with pertinent background information regarding research and clinical diagnoses. The book is a 'must have' for all neurologic music therapists and those who want to become one, clinicians, university faculty, and students alike. Physicians and therapists from other disciplines will find this tome an important guide to provide new insight how music can contribute significantly to brain rehabilitation and how Neurologic Music Therapists can be effective interdisciplinary providers in patient care.

Declaring Our Independence--Reader's Theater Script & Fluency Lesson

Author: Corinne Brown

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425882927


Page: 13

View: 5043

This reader's theater script builds fluency through oral reading. The creative script captures students' interest, so they will want to practice and perform. Included is a fluency lesson and approximate reading levels for the script roles.

Declaring Our Independence

Author: Corinne Brown

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1433392135

Category: Education

Page: 24

View: 2560

Declaring Our Independence depicts the formation of the important document, the Declaration of Independence, through the sometimes nervous eyes of one of its originators, Roger Sherman. Sherman, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, and many others risk treason in order to write a document that declares freedom to the citizens of a new government.

Fruits and Plains

The Horticultural Transformation of America

Author: Philip J. Pauly

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674026636

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 4673

Provides an understanding of how horticulture shaped the vegetation around us, and how it influenced our experiences of the native, the naturalized, and the alien - and how to manage the landscapes around us.

The One Year Father-Daughter Devotions

Author: Jesse Florea,Leon C. Wirth,Bob Smithouser

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414377810

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 5695

As girls enter their tween and teen years, it’s especially important for them to have an open and growing relationship with their father. Unfortunately, this is often the time when parental relationships are strained. The One Year Father-Daughter Devotions can foster communication and understanding; and it’s a wonderful way for a father to bond with his daughter during a crucial point in her life. Each of the 365 devotions begins with an introductory story, then daddy-daughter time provides discussion questions, activities, or other practical applications of the daily lesson. A “What’s the Word” section gives a related Bible verse to help bring God’s Word alive as father and daughter apply the Scripture to their lives. Written by three fathers, the devotions have a tone that is conversational and relatable: the authors use everything from flavored potato chips to the Etch-A-Sketch game to share truths about God’s Word and to help fathers and daughters relate to each other.

This Land

A Novel Memoir

Author: Margaret Moore Blanchard

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450222633

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 7983

Out of the womens movement of the 1980s and 90s emerged small groups of women who purchased land together, usually in the country, sometimes in the wilderness. This Land, with its blend of fiction, memoir, poetry and essay, describes and reflects upon one such venture: eight women who bought 50 acres of Adirondack forestland in which they camped and built shelters, then more abiding homes. From diverse backgrounds they shared the American dream of a place for us, a place where they could find both sanctuary and adventure, solidarity and solitude, change and support. These survivors of 60s and 70s ferment and activism anticipated the challenges of group living, but coming from cities, they had no idea how much they would be changed by their encounters with the nature which surrounded them--its storms and vistas, animal visits, tree energies, and powers of water, fire, stars, lightning. For each of the eight women these meetings with natural others provided discoveries which helped them chart the whole of their lives, while guiding them toward paths of environmental guardianship. This is a story about how place shapes friendship and friendship informs place.