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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 : 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 : 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

The Climate Of The Earth

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

Falling To Earth

Author : Cathy Chisholm
ISBN : 1726747565
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What was and what is are pulled together by the strong gravity of home. After growing up in southern Georgia, Tom moved away to Colorado to teach high school. After many years and retiring, he returns to Prosperity reuniting with childhood friends and a legacy born witness by the oaks. Childhood discovery and games gives way to the first black student at the elementary school and becomes director of the art center it has become. Comforts of home become uncomfortable searching for answers of a missing friend. The irresistible pull from memories of who we were blends with the reality of how the moments shape who we are. The mighty oaks grow their strong twisted branches from tiny acorns shaped by nature and the weight of their branches. Those ancient oaks watch over us as we grow shaped by moments of our lives.

Adventures In Paleontology

Author : Thor A. Hansen
ISBN : 9780873552721
Genre : Education
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Millions of years after vanishing from the Earth, dinosaurs still have the power to stir students' curiosity. Deepen that interest with Adventures in Paleontology, a series of lively hands-on activities especially for middle schoolers. This beautifully illustrated full colour book feaatures 36 activities that open students up to a variety of foundational sciences, including biology, geology, chemistry, physics, and astronomy. For example: "How Do Fossils Form?" discusses how organisms become fossils and illustrates the concept with activities that simulate fossil-making processe.s "What Can You Learn From Fossils?" explores what fossils teach about ancient organisms, and "Mass Extinction and Meteor Collisions With Earth" discusses recently discovered links between meteor and asteroid impacts on Earth and the demise of animals like dinosaurs. Other chapters cover how to tell the age of the Earth; how dinosaurs evolved; and diversity, classification, and taxonomy. The final chapters offer humanistic perspective on fossils in literature and art. As an attention-grabbing complement to the text, vivid full colour illustrations show not just skeletons and animal tracks but also what dinosaurs probably looked like in their natural setting. Handy line drawings guide students through each step of the activities.
Category: Education

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 : 9781450061520
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction

A Study Guide For Matsuo Basho S Falling Upon Earth

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410345639
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Matsuo Basho's "Falling upon Earth," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.
Category: Literary Criticism

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