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La Americana

Author : Melanie Bowden Simón
ISBN : 9781510702561
Genre : Travel
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La Americana is the story of Melanie Bowden Simón, who, at the age of twenty-five, left her job at Tina Brown’s Talk magazine following the death of her mother and decided to take a vacation in Havana, Cuba, with a friend. Little did she know that she would meet and fall in love with a Cuban man named Luis and dive headlong into a culture defined by beauty, humor, and grace within the unnerving realities of communism. In this memoir, Simón details her fascination with Cuban culture as she grapples with the death of her mother. She also covers the struggle to get in and out of Cuba at a time when the country is labeled a pariah state. Yet over and over again, Simón manages to overcome international barriers and language and cultural obstacles?all in the name of her love for Luis. This book makes a great read for those with an interest in Cuban history, a zest for romance, or a passion for travel. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Memoirs Of Hugh Edwin Strickland M A

Author : William Jardine
ISBN : 9781108037693
Genre : Nature
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Published in 1858, this memoir recounts the life and work of the natural historian and geologist Hugh Edwin Strickland (1811-53). Written by his father-in-law, the Scottish naturalist Sir William Jardine (1800-74), the book covers Strickland's early childhood, his education at Oxford, his involvement in and influence upon the establishment of the Ray Society and his notable academic pursuits in natural history before his life was tragically cut short by a freak railway accident in 1853, when he was just forty-two. The reader will gain an insight into Strickland's character, his scientific acquaintances, including Henslow and Darwin, and his wide-ranging interests in the area of natural history, including geology, zoology, palaeontology and especially ornithology, demonstrated by his study The Dodo and its Kindred (1848). Drawing upon revealing and informative extracts from Strickland's journals throughout, the book also contains a wide selection of Strickland's shorter scientific writings.

The Historical Magazine And Notes And Queries Concerning The Antiquities History And Biography Of America

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ISBN : UIUC:30112118012316
Genre : United States
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Memoir

Author : New Mexico. Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources
ISBN : CHI:32911298
Genre : Geology
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Memoir Of The Hon William Sturgis

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ISBN : HARVARD:HB0O9A
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Caribbean Geology

Author : Trevor A. Jackson
ISBN : 9766401004
Genre : Science
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The birth of the Caribbean Geological Conference in 1955 was a landmark in the search for geoscientific knowledge in the region. The proceedings of this conference continue to uncover many aspects of the Caribbean that remain virtually untouched and address questions that remain unanswered. This volume reports the most recent research on Caribbean geology, presented at the Fifteenth Caribbean Geological Conference held in 1998. The 24 research papers shed new light in the areas of plate tectonics, structural geology, metamorphic and igneous petrology, paleontology, biostratigraphy, economic geology, geochemistry, mineralogy, geologic hazards and geoscience education.

From Syria To Seminole

Author : Ed Aryain
ISBN : 0896725863
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Sixty years after his arrival in America in 1913 at age fifteen, Syrian-American Mohammed (Ed) Aryain recounts his life as first a dry-goods peddler and then a merchant and family man on the Great Plains, eventually owning a store in Seminole, Texas. Introduction and notes provide historical context"--Provided by publisher.

Geologic And Tectonic Development Of The North America Caribbean Plate Boundary In Hispaniola

Author : Paul Mann
ISBN : 9780813722627
Genre : Science
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U S Geological Survey Bulletin

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ISBN : UOM:39015055715786
Genre : Geology
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U S Geological Survey Professional Paper

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ISBN : UCSD:31822008781189
Genre : Geology
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