Getting fired from the band, losing the drummer during a tour, giving guitar lessons, winning the crowd over in a tough redneck environment and seeing a recently deceased mother on a Lake Michigan Beach are the focuses of these short stories. Veteran newspaper reporter and columnist Rodney Hart culls his years of experience playing music for the stories. They are works of fiction but versed in the truth - what band hasn't had its drummer pass away right before a gig? And he did see his mother on the beach, singing her heart out in a farewell.
Rock microstructures provide clues for the interpretation of rock history. A good understanding of the physical or structural relationships of minerals and rocks is essential for making the most of more detailed chemical and isotopic analyses of minerals. Ron Vernon discusses the basic processes responsible for the wide variety of microstructures in igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic and deformed rocks, using high-quality colour illustrations. He discusses potential complications of interpretation, emphasizing pitfalls, and focussing on the latest techniques and approaches. Opaque minerals (sulphides and oxides) are referred to where appropriate. The comprehensive list of relevant references will be useful for advanced students wishing to delve more deeply into problems of rock microstructure. Senior undergraduate and graduate students of mineralogy, petrology and structural geology will find this book essential reading, and it will also be of interest to students of materials science.
In the autumn of 1873, Isabella Bird embarked by rail from San Francisco's east bay, bound for the Colorado Rockies. A challenging journey, it drove Bird to the utmost physical effort and initiated her lifelong career in what today is called adventure travel. More than one hundred twenty years after their first publication, Isabella Bird's letters to her sister continue to thrill readers with their account of the then-untamed and largely unknown American mountain wilderness.
I left home at age nine until I was seventeen. This is a true story about my life as a run-a-way boy. The events that took place are all true. I feel like I must tell it all, the way it happened, the whole story without leaving anything out. To any young person reading this book and contemplating running away from home, the best advice I can give you is DON'T. Show More Show Less
Davy Crockett was born on August 17, 1786 in a backwoods cabin in eastern Tennessee. At age twelve, David learned how to shoot a rifle. When he grew up, he won most of the shooting matches he entered and became a well-known storyteller. No matter where he lived, he was popular. He was elected to three terms in the House of Representatives. After being defeated in the congressional election of 1835, he was ready for new adventure. He rode to Texas, where he fought and died in the Battle of the Alamo.
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