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Falling To Earth

Author : Al Worden
ISBN : 9781588343338
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The astronaut discusses his life, from his childhood growing up on a farm to his years working with NASA, including flying the Apollo 15 mission to the moon in 1971.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Falling To Earth

Author : Tom Hansen
ISBN : 1929918755
Genre : Poetry
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Selected by Molly Peacock as the Winner of the 2005 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize.
Category: Poetry

Falling To Earth

Author : Kate Southwood
ISBN : 9781609451103
Genre : Fiction
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March 18, 1925. The day begins as any other rainy, spring day in the small settlement of Marah, Illinois. But the town lies directly in the path of the worst tornado in US history, which will descend without warning midday and leave the community in ruins. By nightfall, hundreds will be homeless and hundreds more will lie in the streets, dead or grievously injured. Only one man, Paul Graves, will still have everything he started the day with—his family, his home, and his business, all miraculously intact. Kate Southwood's entrancing novel follows Paul Graves and his young family in the year after the storm as they struggle to comprehend their own fate and that of their devastated town. They watch helplessly as Marah tries to resurrect itself from the ruins and as their friends and neighbors begin to wonder, then resent, how one family, and only one, could be exempt from terrible misfortune. As the town begins to recover, the family miscalculates the growing hostility around them with tragic results. Beginning with its electrifying opening pages, Falling to Earth is a revealing portrayal of survivor's guilt and the frenzy of bereavement following a disaster. It is a heartfelt meditation on family and a striking depiction of Midwestern life in the 1920s. The writing is masterful. The story is unforgettable.
Category: Fiction

Falling Through The Earth

Author : Danielle Trussoni
ISBN : 9781466818743
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year A daughter's unforgettable memoir of her wild and haunted father, a man whose war never really ended. From her charismatic father, Danielle Trussoni learned how to rock and roll, outrun the police, and never shy away from a fight. Spending hour upon hour trailing him around the bars and honky-tonks of La Crosse, Wisconsin, young Danielle grew up fascinated by stories of her dad's adventures as a tunnel rat in Vietnam, where he'd risked his life crawling head first into narrow passageways to search for American POWs. A vivid and poignant portrait of a daughter's relationship with her father, this funny, heartbreaking, and beautifully written memoir, Falling Through the Earth, "makes plain that the horror of war doesn't end in the trenches" (Vanity Fair).
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Falling Back To Earth

Author : John T. Goldthwait
ISBN : 1450061516
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction

Falling Toward Earth And Other Short Fiction

Author : Stephen Kyle
ISBN : 9780595131563
Genre : Fiction
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Kyle's stories deal with people forced to live on society's fringe-from a naive 18-year-old coming out as gay, and a young woman considering prostitution, to a mentally ill man trying to escape the clutches of a voodoo cult. Kyle's knack for weaving an alluring tale will draw you-building toward endings that are realistic yet surprising. In the novella Falling Towards Earth Jon Clark is trying to recover from his wife's death. He meets a mysterious couple that draws him into their strange circle. Soon, Jon's best friend Perry warns him with strange stories of conspiracies and cults. Is Perry just paranoid, or is there something truly odd about these people? When the mysterious David seduces Jon, he learns that there is no clear line between being straight and being gay. But what's more disturbing is the blurred line between sanity and madness-and truth about David and Perry. Kyle's stories combing unexpected humor with suspense, building momentum toward shattering conclusions.
Category: Fiction

Is America Falling Off The Flat Earth

Author : Institute of Medicine
ISBN : 9780309185387
Genre : Political Science
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The aviation and telecommunication revolutions have conspired to make distance increasingly irrelevant. An important consequence of this is that US citizens, accustomed to competing with their neighbors for jobs, now must compete with candidates from all around the world. These candidates are numerous, highly motivated, increasingly well educated, and willing to work for a fraction of the compensation traditionally expected by US workers. If the United States is to offset the latter disadvantage and provide its citizens with the opportunity for high-quality jobs, it will require the nation to excel at innovation--that is, to be first to market new products and services based on new knowledge and the ability to apply that knowledge. This capacity to discover, create and market will continue to be heavily dependent on the nation's prowess in science and technology. Indicators of trends in these fields are, at best, highly disconcerting. While many factors warrant urgent attention, the two most critical are these: (1) America must repair its failing K-12 educational system, particularly in mathematics and science, in part by providing more teachers qualified to teach those subjects, and (2) the federal government must markedly increase its investment in basic research, that is, in the creation of new knowledge. Only by providing leading-edge human capital and knowledge capital can America continue to maintain a high standard of living--including providing national security--for its citizens.
Category: Political Science

Going Underground The Science And History Of Falling Through The Earth

Author : Beech Martin
ISBN : 9789813279056
Genre : Science
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This book follows the historical trail by which humanity has determined the shape and internal structure of the Earth. It is a story that bears on aspects of the history of science, the history of philosophy and the history of mathematics. At the heart of the narrative is the important philosophical practice of performing thought experiments — that is, the art of considering an idealized experiment in the mind. This powerful technique has been used by all the great historical practitioners of science and mathematics, and this book looks specifically at the long history of considering what would happen if an object could be dropped into a tunnel that cuts all the way through the Earth's interior. Indeed, the story begins with a historical whodunit, tracing back through the historical literature the origins of what is now a classic, textbook problem in simple harmonic motion.
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Is America Falling Off The Flat Earth

Author : National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine
ISBN : 9780309112246
Genre : Business & Economics
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The aviation and telecommunication revolutions have conspired to make distance increasingly irrelevant. An important consequence of this is that US citizens, accustomed to competing with their neighbors for jobs, now must compete with candidates from all around the world. These candidates are numerous, highly motivated, increasingly well educated, and willing to work for a fraction of the compensation traditionally expected by US workers. If the United States is to offset the latter disadvantage and provide its citizens with the opportunity for high-quality jobs, it will require the nation to excel at innovation--that is, to be first to market new products and services based on new knowledge and the ability to apply that knowledge. This capacity to discover, create and market will continue to be heavily dependent on the nation's prowess in science and technology. Indicators of trends in these fields are, at best, highly disconcerting. While many factors warrant urgent attention, the two most critical are these: (1) America must repair its failing K-12 educational system, particularly in mathematics and science, in part by providing more teachers qualified to teach those subjects, and (2) the federal government must markedly increase its investment in basic research, that is, in the creation of new knowledge. Only by providing leading-edge human capital and knowledge capital can America continue to maintain a high standard of living--including providing national security--for its citizens.
Category: Business & Economics

The Climate Of The Earth

Author : Paul E. Lydolph
ISBN : 0865981191
Genre : Science
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Category: Science