Etched In Sand
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📒Etched In Sand ✍ Regina Calcaterra
✏Etched in Sand Book Summary : Regina’s Calcaterra memoir, Etched in Sand, is an inspiring and triumphant coming-of-age story of tenacity and hope. Regina Calcaterra is a successful lawyer, New York State official, and activist. Her painful early life, however, was quite different. Regina and her four siblings survived an abusive and painful childhood only to find themselves faced with the challenges of the foster-care system and intermittent homelessness in the shadows of Manhattan and the Hamptons. A true-life rags-to-riches story, Etched in Sand chronicles Regina’s rising above her past, while fighting to keep her brother and three sisters together through it all. Beautifully written, with heartbreaking honesty, Etched in Sand is an unforgettable reminder that regardless of social status, the American Dream is still within reach for those who have the desire and the determination to succeed.
📒Girl Unbroken ✍ Regina Calcaterra
✏Girl Unbroken Book Summary : In the highly anticipated sequel to her New York Times bestseller Etched in Sand, Regina Calcaterra pairs with her youngest sister Rosie to tell Rosie’s harrowing, yet ultimately triumphant, story of childhood abuse and survival. They were five kids with five different fathers and an alcoholic mother who left them to fend for themselves for weeks at a time. Yet through it all they had each other. Rosie, the youngest, is fawned over and shielded by her older sister, Regina. Their mother, Cookie, blows in and out of their lives “like a hurricane, blind and uncaring to everything in her path.” But when Regina discloses the truth about her abusive mother to her social worker, she is separated from her younger siblings Norman and Rosie. And as Rosie discovers after Cookie kidnaps her from foster care, the one thing worse than being abandoned by her mother is living in Cookie’s presence. Beaten physically, abused emotionally, and forced to labor at the farm where Cookie settles in Idaho, Rosie refuses to give in. Like her sister Regina, Rosie has an unfathomable strength in the face of unimaginable hardship—enough to propel her out of Idaho and out of a nightmare. Filled with maturity and grace, Rosie’s memoir continues the compelling story begun in Etched in Sand—a shocking yet profoundly moving testament to sisterhood and indomitable courage.
📒Footprints In The Sand Making A Difference One Step At A Time ✍ Marion Gaskins
✏Footprints In The Sand Making A Difference One Step At A Time Book Summary : Footprints In The Sand...is an encouraging and uplifting book that reminds us about the importance of being careful with the "words" we choose to say and our actions. Everyone leaves footprints in the sands of time. They can be negative impressions or they can be positive. The choice is ultimately ours. This book encourages the reader to "Make a Difference" in our world by leading the way with positive footprints.
📒Materials And Design ✍ Michael F. Ashby
✏Materials and Design Book Summary : The history of man is recorded, recovered and remembered through the designs he created and the materials he used. Materials are the stuff of design, and today is not the age of just one material, but of an immense range. Best selling author M. F. Ashby guides the reader through the process of selecting materials on the basis of their design suitability. He and co-author Kara Johnson begin with the assumption that products in a given market sector have little to distinguish between them in either performance or cost. When many technically near-equivalent products compete, market share is won or lost by the industrial design of a product: its visual and tactile attributes, the associations it carries, the image it creates in the consumer's mind and the quality of its interface with the use and the environment. Ashby and Johnson address the problem of selecting materials for industrial design from a unique viewpoint. They acknowledge that materials have two overlapping roles, in technical design and in industrial design. The technical designer has ready access to materials information. Industrial designers often do not have equivalent support. Materials Selection in Industrial Design presents groundbreaking new information that, on one hand introduces engineering students to the principles of Industrial Design and to the idea that the selection of materials can directly affect the aesthetic qualities of the object. On the other hand they introduce industrial design students and practising industrial designers to engineering parameters through an accessible and holistic approach. * Easy to use systematic approach to the selection and uses of materials * Many excellent attribute "maps" are included which enable complex comparative information to be readily grasped * Full colour photographs and illustrations throughout aid the understanding of concepts
📒100 Victorian Architectural Designs For Houses And Other Buildings ✍ A. J. Bicknell & Co.
✏100 Victorian Architectural Designs for Houses and Other Buildings Book Summary : Originally published in 1878, this now-rare collection of designs supplies views of a remarkable variety of modestly priced structures: houses, villas, cottages, many others. 98 black-and-white illustrations.
📒Ghost Ship Of Diamond Shoals ✍ Bland Simpson
✏Ghost Ship of Diamond Shoals Book Summary : The extraordinary wreck of a majestic ship, a mysteriously missing crew, a message in a bottle, the lost captain's determined daughter - these are all elements of a great sea yarn, and one that happens to be true. Bland Simpson weaves them together in this nonfiction novel, his reconstruction of a ghost ship's final voyage and its baffling aftermath. Using contemporary sources including newspapers, FBI reports, ship's logs, and personal and official correspondence, Simpson dramatizes the ghost ship's final voyage, in the same style he employed so successfully in the award-winning nonfiction novel The Mystery of Beautiful Nell Cropsey. Interwoven with the historical narrative are the voices of three key participants in the drama: Lula Wormell, the "nervy and sturdy young Maine girl" who inspired the investigation; Christopher Columbus Gray, the fisherman whose discovery caused a sensational panic; and W. O. Saunders, the well-known Elizabeth City, N.C., newspaper editor who was also featured in Nell Cropsey. To this day, the fate of the Carroll A. Deering is considered one of the greatest mysteries of maritime history. Bland Simpson's haunting chronicle keeps the story alive, an apt memorial to the ghost ship and its lost crew.
📒Nest Nook Cranny ✍ Susan Blackaby
✏Nest Nook Cranny Book Summary : From tongue-in-cheek sonnets to lyrical free verse, Susan Blackaby's poems explore the many kinds of homes animals make for themselves.
📒The Postmortal ✍ Drew Magary
✏The Postmortal Book Summary : • Finalist for the Philip K. Dick and Arthur C. Clarke Awards • The gripping first novel by Drew Magary, Deadspin columnist, GQ correspondent, and author of The Hike "An exciting page turner. . . . Drew Magary is an excellent writer. The Postmortal is . . . even more terrifying than zombie apocalypse." — Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing John Farrell is about to get "The Cure." Old age can never kill him now. The only problem is, everything else still can . . . Imagine a near future where a cure for aging is discovered and-after much political and moral debate-made available to people worldwide. Immortality, however, comes with its own unique problems-including evil green people, government euthanasia programs, a disturbing new religious cult, and other horrors. Witty, eerie, and full of humanity, The Postmortal is an unforgettable thriller that envisions a pre-apocalyptic world so real that it is completely terrifying. From the Trade Paperback edition.
📒The Great Sand Sea In Egypt ✍ H. Besler
✏The Great Sand Sea in Egypt Book Summary : The Great Sand Sea in Egypt presents the history of one of the large sand seas in the Sahara, beginning with the sand supply by fluvial transport from partly distant areas and also by local sandstone weathering. It also details sand as carrier of information and shows the possibilities of sedimentary analysis in dealing with such a topic. Simple measurements may supply important information (e.g. salinity measurements). Well known methods can be developed further to answer special questions. A wealth of information can be drawn from especially adapted sedimentological investigations. In the end, bits of information from different analytical sources can be put together to reveal the history of a large sand sea. *Analyzes different geological sources to decipher the history of the Great Sand Sea *Presents the possibilities of sedimentary analysis to interpret the history of an area *Develops well-known methods to further answer special questions
📒Silicon Micromachining ✍ M. Elwenspoek
✏Silicon Micromachining Book Summary : A comprehensive overview of the key techniques used in the fabrication of micron-scale structures in silicon; for graduate students and researchers.