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Conquering The Frontier

Author : José Refugio de la Torre Curiel
ISBN : UCAL:C3503249
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Author : Randy Simon
ISBN : 9781489960504
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Category: Technology & Engineering

Conquering The Deep Sea Frontier

Author : Ray Darby
ISBN : UVA:35007000813489
Genre : Underwater exploration
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Describes advances in underwater research and exploration made possible by recent technological developments.
Category: Underwater exploration

The Race For Technology

Author : Thomas W. Becker
ISBN : 9781467864466
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This third book in the Technology Trilogy describes the development of several emerging technologies from 1970 to the start of the 3rd millennium written to explain the human side of science and technology. Against a background of world space exploration, the Cold War, U.S. defense systems, European Space Agency imaging of Halley’s Comet, search for the Soviet nuclear explosion at Chernobyl, Russia’s crash space programs, and the runaway 1995 Hurricane Season, these three decades kept our nation alerted to communist aggressions. Once again you are there through the author’s eyewitness experiences in one adventure after another – from the continued assault on Mars to an in-flight refueling of a B52 bomber and the technology education of gifted young people. While each chapter stands on its own merit, each presents a separate view of the entire picture of the last quarter of the 20th century. If you remember the 20th century, or if you want to gain a glimpse of world events at the end of the century, you will want to read this exciting book.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Conquer Life S Frontiers

Author : Spero T. Lappas
ISBN : 0692879196
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IS THIS THE LIFE YOU WANTED TO LIVE? ARE YOU THE PERSON YOU WANTED TO BE? Spero T. Lappas was a successful and prominent lawyer until he came face-to-face with the realization that despite the many rewards of his profession he was not living an authentic, fully integrated life. Instead of conquering the life of his aspirations, he had become a passive rider on the runaway train of circumstance and routine. His desired destination-personal fulfillment-was nowhere on the route. In Conquer Life's Frontiers you'll learn the tools and tricks of charting your own bold new life-course from someone who resolved to live a life of daring and aspiration-and succeeded! Prepare for an adventure that spans ages and continents, an odyssey through foreign lands and ancient cultures, a story of enduring mythology and timeless faith, and a tale of seizing opportunities and overcoming obstacles. It's a journey that challenges you to examine your own life and career and make the choices that lead to a personal renaissance of greater happiness, deeper meaning, and brighter tomorrows. Are you living your most authentic life? Or is there some nagging inadequacy that keeps you from your own personal completeness? Let Spero T. Lappas show you how to put a stop to frustration and forfeit, and claim the individual fulfillment that is waiting for you-once you learn how to seize it and LIVE!

Jackson Crockett And Houston On The American Frontier

Author : Paul Williams
ISBN : 9781476625218
Genre : History
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The 1813 storming of Fort Mims by Creek Indians brought to light the careers of Andrew Jackson, Davy Crockett and Sam Houston. All three fought the Creeks and each would have his part to play two decades later when the Alamo was stormed during fight for Texan independence from Mexico. President Jackson was the first head of state to recognize the fledgling Republic of Texas. Colonel Crockett would be enshrined as a folk hero for his glorious stand at the Alamo. General Houston won Texan independence at San Jacinto in 1836. This book tells the stories of the two landmark battles--Fort Mims and the Alamo--and the interwoven lives of Jackson, Crockett and Houston, three of the most controversial men in American history.
Category: History

Frontier Diplomats

Author : Lesley Wischmann
ISBN : 0806136073
Genre : History
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This dual biography highlights the human dimensions of the Upper Missouri fur trade. Focusing on two major figures, Alexander Culbertson (1809-1879), trader with the American Fur Company, founder of Fort Benton, and the first white American to live among the Blackfeet Indians, and his wife, Natoyist-Siksina’ (“Holy Snake”) (1825-1893), daughter of Two Suns, the chief of the Blood (Kainah) tribe, Lesley Wischmann shows the great influence this couple had on the region. Culbertson and Natoyist-Siksina’ worked together for thirty years to promote cooperative relations between Native inhabitants and newly arrived white adventurers and played key roles in the Fort Laramie Treaty Conference of 1851 and treaty negotiations with the Blackfeet tribes in 1855. As she tells the story of these “frontier diplomats,” Wischmann also challenges conventional wisdom about the character of fur traders, the nature of the Blackfeet, and the role of Indian women.
Category: History

A Conquering Spirit

Author : Gregory A. Waselkov
ISBN : 9780817355739
Genre : History
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The August 30, 1813, massacre at Fort Mims left hundreds dead and ultimately changed the course of American history. The Indian victory shocked and horrified a young America, ushering in a period of violence surrounded by racial and social confusion. Fort Mims became a rallying cry, calling Americans to fight their assailants and avenge the dead. In A Conquering Spirit, Waselkov thoroughly explicates the social climes surrounding this tumultuous moment in early American history with a comprehensive collection of illustrations, artifact photographs, and detailed accounts of every known participant in the attack on Fort Mims. These rich and extensive resources make A Conquering Spirit an invaluable collection for any reader interested in America s frontier era. * Winner of the Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award by the Alabama Library Association* Winner of the Clinton Jackson Coley award from the Alabama Historical Association"
Category: History

Conquering The Borderlands

Author : Lorraine Veisz
ISBN : 9781438985312
Genre : History
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In terms of United States history, the Borderlands are the territories, from "Alta California" to "La Florida," that formed the northern frontier of Spain's New World empire. Conquering the Borderlands relates their histories, landscapes, and cultures as they unfolded during the author's Southern Tier bicycle journey from San Diego to St. Augustine. The Southern Tier route intersects the paths of Spanish conquistadors, stagecoach routes, and cattle drives, all of which come alive in the pages of this book. A ferry across the Mississippi evokes Mark Twain's account of life on the river; Louisiana's bayous recall Evangeline, Longfellow's poem about the Acadian exile from Canada. Curious javelinas emerge on West Texas roads, carnivorous plants alongside Deep South highways. On a personal level, the author describes the rigors of the trip and the anxieties that spring from attempting a cross-country ride nearly forty years after the goal first captured her imagination. The author coined the term "chronological borderlands" for that stage in life when professional and family responsibilities have been met, and deferred dreams spring to life with a renewed sense of possibility, coupled with apprehension that physical limits may be closing the door. The books is not intended to replace travel guides and maps, but to serve as a valuable companion piece that can further enrich the experience of Southern Tier travel - by bicycle, car or armchair.
Category: History

The Most Southern Place On Earth

Author : James C. Cobb
ISBN : 0199762430
Genre : History
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"Cotton obsessed, Negro obsessed," Rupert Vance called it in 1935. "Nowhere but in the Mississippi Delta," he said, "are antebellum conditions so nearly preserved." This crescent of bottomlands between Memphis and Vicksburg, lined by the Yazoo and Mississippi rivers, remains in some ways what it was in 1860: a land of rich soil, wealthy planters, and desperate poverty--the blackest and poorest counties in all the South. And yet it is a cultural treasure house as well--the home of Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Charley Pride, Walker Percy, Elizabeth Spencer, and Shelby Foote. Painting a fascinating portrait of the development and survival of the Mississippi Delta, a society and economy that is often seen as the most extreme in all the South, James C. Cobb offers a comprehensive history of the Delta, from its first white settlement in the 1820s to the present. Exploring the rich black culture of the Delta, Cobb explains how it survived and evolved in the midst of poverty and oppression, beginning with the first settlers in the overgrown, disease-ridden Delta before the Civil War to the bitter battles and incomplete triumphs of the civil rights era. In this comprehensive account, Cobb offers new insight into "the most southern place on earth," untangling the enigma of grindingly poor but prolifically creative Mississippi Delta.
Category: History