Bringing Out the Untold Life Recollections of Mildred Reid Grant Gray

Author: Claire E. Scheuren
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780979692130
Format: PDF, ePub
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Canadian Morse Code Operator Chronicles Nine Decades In Historic Cape Breton Fishing Village. Mildred Gray is acknowledged as the last surviving government-employed Morse Code operator and one of the last surviving manual switchboard operators in the Canadian Maritime provinces. Between the 1940s through the 1970s, Mrs. Gray was a one-woman 911, information and referral service, spiritual advisor, and companion to people giving birth and people dying. This comprehensive oral history includes maps, historic photographs, a 50-page section of Highlights of Gabarus History, and an extensive bibliography. Gabarus featured in the two sieges of Fortress Louisbourg, turning points in the Anglo-French imperial struggle for what is today the nation of Canada.

From Concept to Form in Landscape Design

Author: Grant W. Reid, FASLA
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047011231X
Format: PDF, ePub
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One of the most difficult tasks for a designer is to translate concepts into specific and detailed organizations of space. From Concept to Form in Landscape Design, Second Edition provides vital, functional techniques that make the transformation easier and more effective. This perceptive resource examines both traditional and nontraditional methods of landscape design, providing the conceptual and philosophical foundations for ideas and their visual expression. The revised and expanded Second Edition includes: * A new chapter dealing with the creative thought process for generating ideas * Precise case studies showing sequential form evolution * Hundreds of detailed photographs to assist in visualizing various techniques * Inspiring images from nature for naturalistic form development * Atypical design examples as impetus for innovation * Accompanying web site with projects for classroom students and self-learners alike From Concept to Form in Landscape Design, Second Edition presents the landscape transformation process in a highly visual manner, creating both a vivid learning experience for students and a useful toolbox for working designers. Replete with compelling, valuable, and accessible insights for designing outdoor spaces, Reid's book is an ideal blend of inspiration and application.

Historic Baddeck

Author: Jocelyn Bethune
Publisher: Nimbus Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781551097060
Format: PDF
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Historic Baddeck takes us on the town's journey of early discovery and later growth, from the first few houses set among Atlantic aboriginal wigwams to what Baddeck is today--a magnificent summer escape and thriving lakeside village. Author Joceyln Bethune has paired some of the town's most captivating historical images and presented them with compact and interesting vignettes of the region's past. Part of the Images of Our Past series.

My Lost Brothers

Author: Brendan McDonough
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
ISBN: 9781410492289
Format: PDF, Docs
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A gripping first-person account by the sole survivor of Arizona's disastrous 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire, which took the lives of 19 "hotshots"--firefighters trained specifically to battle wildfires. Brendan McDonough was on the verge of becoming a hopeless, inveterate heroin addict when he, for the sake of his young daughter, decided to turn his life around. He enlisted in the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a team of elite firefighters based in Prescott, Arizona. Their leader, Eric Marsh, was in a desperate crunch after four hotshots left the unit, and perhaps seeing a glimmer of promise in the skinny would-be recruit, he took a chance on the unlikely McDonough, and the chance paid off. Despite the crew's skepticism, and thanks in large part to Marsh's firm but loving encouragement, McDonough unlocked a latent drive and dedication, going on to successfully battle a number of blazes and eventually win the confidence of the men he came to call his brothers. Then, on June 30, 2013, while McDonough--"Donut" as he'd been dubbed by his team--served as lookout, they confronted a freak, 3,000-degree inferno in nearby Yarnell, Arizona. The relentless firestorm ultimately trapped his hotshot brothers, tragically killing all 19 of them within minutes. Nationwide, it was the greatest loss of firefighter lives since the 9/11 attacks. "My Lost Brothers" is a gripping memoir that traces McDonough's story of finding his way out of the dead end of drugs, finding his purpose among the Granite Mountain Hotshots, and the minute-by-minute account of the fateful day he lost the very men who had saved him. A harrowing and redemptive story of resilience in the face of tragedy, "My Lost Brothers" is also a powerful reminder of the heroism of the people who put themselves in harm's way to protect us every day.

The Transuranium People

Author: Darleane C Hoffman
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 1783262443
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In this highly interesting book, three pioneering investigators provide an account of the discovery and investigation of the nuclear and chemical properties of the twenty presently known transuranium elements. The neutron irradiation of uranium led to the discovery of nuclear fission in 1938 and then to the first transuranium element, neptunium (atomic number 93), in 1940. Plutonium (94) quickly followed and the next nine elements completed the actinide series by 1961. Investigation of the chemical properties of the actinides was followed more recently by chemical studies of the first three transactinides — rutherfordium (104), hahnium (105), and seaborgium (106). Recent discoveries have extended the known elements to 112. Contents: Neptunium and PlutoniumThe Plutonium PeopleAmericium and CuriumBerkelium and CaliforniumThe “Big Bang”: Discovery of Einsteinium and FermiumMendeleviumNobelium and LawrenciumRutherfordium and HahniumSeaborgiumBohrium (107), Hassium (108), and Meitnerium (109)Elements 110, 111, and 112Naming Controversies and the Transfermium Working GroupSearches for the Superheavy ElementsReflections and Predictions Readership: Undergraduates and graduates in nuclear physics, radiochemistry and the general readers. Keywords:Transuranium People;Neptunium;Transactinides;Rutherfordium;Hahnium;SeaborgiumReviews:“'The Transuranium People' is a splendid tribute to those who have made the past 60 years a golden age for discovering new elements.”C&EN

Rose in Bloom

Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775451747
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Today's readers may instantly associate the name Louisa May Alcott with Little Women, but the Massachusetts-born writer composed a vast number of novels over the course of her career, many of which are just as engaging as the beloved story of the four March sisters. Rose in Bloom is a sequel to an earlier Alcott novel, Eight Cousins; it follows the protagonist Rose as she makes the transition to adulthood and broaches the turbulent waters of courtship and marriage.

Stardom

Author: Christine Gledhill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134940904
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In the past stars have been studied as cogs in a mass entertainment industry selling desires and ideologies. But since the 1970s, new approaches have reopened debate, as film and cultural studies try to account for the active role of the star in producing meanings, pleasures, and identites for a diversity of audiences. Stardom brings together for the first time some of the major writing of the last decade which seeks to understand the phemomenon of stars and stardom. Gathered under four headings - The System, Stars and Society, Performers and Signs, Desire and Politics - these essays represent a range of approaches drawn from film history, sociolgy, textual analysis, audience research, psychoanalysis, and cultural politics. They raise important issues about the politics of representation and the cultural limitations and possibilities of stars.