The Rock Book

  • Auteur: Carroll Lane Fenton
  • ISBN: 9780486422671
  • Date de sortie: 2003-01-01
  • Collection: Courier Corporation
  • Total Download: 9603
  • Total Read: 2324

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A history of the origin and development of the earth's surface. Answers real questions about rock hunting and collecting, physical properties and atomic structures of minerals, types of igneous rocks, meteorites, sedimentary rocks, limestone, metamorphic rocks, ores, determining the ages of rocks, and much more. 48 halftones. 40 line illustrations. 15 color illustrations on covers.

Raven Rock

  • Auteur: Garrett M. Graff
  • ISBN: 147673545X
  • Date de sortie: 2017-05-02
  • Collection: Simon and Schuster
  • Total Download: 3110
  • Total Read: 1034

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The eye-opening true story of the government’s secret plans to survive and rebuild after a catastrophic attack on US soil—a narrative that span from the dawn of the nuclear age to today. Every day in Washington, DC, the blue-and-gold 1st Helicopter Squadron, code-named “MUSSEL,” flies over the Potomac River. As obvious as the presidential motorcade, the squadron is assumed by most people to be a travel perk for VIPs. They’re only half right: while the helicopters do provide transport, the unit exists to evacuate high-ranking officials in the event of a terrorist or nuclear attack on the capital. In the event of an attack, select officials would be whisked by helicopters to a ring of secret bunkers around Washington, even as ordinary citizens are left to fend for themselves. For sixty years, the US government has been developing secret Doomsday plans to protect itself, and the multibillion-dollar Continuity of Government (COG) program takes numerous forms—from its plans to evacuate the Liberty Bell from Philadelphia and our most precious documents from the National Archives to the plans to launch nuclear missiles from a Boeing 747 jet flying high over Nebraska. In Raven Rock, Garrett Graff sheds light on the inner workings of the 650-acre compound (called Raven Rock) just miles from Camp David, as well as dozens of other bunkers the government built its top leaders during the Cold War, from the White House lawn to Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado to Palm Beach, Florida, and the secret plans that would have kicked in after a Cold War nuclear attack to round up foreigners and dissidents, and nationalize industries. Equal parts a presidential, military, and political history, Raven Rock tracks the evolution of the government’s plans and the threats of global war from the dawn of the nuclear era through the present day. Relying upon thousands of pages of once-classified documents, as well as original interviews and visits to former and current COG facilities, Graff brings readers through the back channels of government to understand exactly what is at stake if our nation is attacked, and how we’re prepared to respond if it is.

Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Rock Green Grant Iowa and Lafayette Wisconsin

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  • Date de sortie: 1901
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Rock On

  • Auteur: Ros Jennings
  • ISBN: 1409428419
  • Date de sortie: 2012
  • Collection: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Total Download: 7755
  • Total Read: 1560

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For female pop stars, whose star bodies and star performances are undisputedly the objects of a sexualized external gaze, the process of ageing in public poses particular challenges. This title focuses on British and Latina women performers and ageing. It investigates the cultural work performed by artists such as Madonna, Celia Cruz, and more.

Everybody Needs a Rock

  • Auteur: Byrd Baylor
  • ISBN: 1442408111
  • Date de sortie: 2011-08-16
  • Collection: Simon and Schuster
  • Total Download: 1348
  • Total Read: 2582

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Everybody needs a rock -- at least that's the way this particular rock hound feels about it in presenting her own highly individualistic rules for finding just the right rock for you.

Metal Rock and Jazz

  • Auteur: Harris M. Berger
  • ISBN: 9780819563767
  • Date de sortie: 1999-01-01
  • Collection: Wesleyan University Press
  • Total Download: 3931
  • Total Read: 3835

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A lively comparison of musical meaning in Ohio's Jazz, metal, and hard rock scene.

Jazz Rock and Rebels

  • Auteur: Uta G. Poiger
  • ISBN: 9780520211391
  • Date de sortie: 2000
  • Collection: Univ of California Press
  • Total Download: 7041
  • Total Read: 6776

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"This significant contribution to German history pioneers a conceptually sophisticated approach to German-German relations. Poiger has much to say about the construction of both gender norms and masculine and feminine identities, and she has valuable insights into the role that notions of race played in defining and reformulating those identities and prescriptive behaviors in the German context. The book will become a 'must read' for German historians."--Heide Fehrenbach, author of Cinema in Democratizing Germany "Poiger breaks new ground in this history of the postwar Germanies. The book will serve as a model for all future studies of comparative German-German history."--Robert G. Moeller, author of Protecting Motherhood "Jazz, Rock, and Rebels exemplifies the exciting work currently emerging out of transnational analyses. [A] well-written and well-argued study."--Priscilla Wald, author of Constituting Americans
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