The true story of a stone church built on wind-swept Dakota plains by Swedish migrants. The century plus structure still stands sturdy against the elements, a monument to skills and its builders and devotion of their descendants. Wind and stone are metaphors for the persistence and strength of homesteaders and structure alike. One reviewer calls the book ..".a wonderful insight into the interactions between geology and climate, history and culture, community and religion." And another, ..".a gem among church histories in the state, a model for others..."
Vancouver Island is an excellent place to hunt for unusual minerals, gems, semi-precious stones, fossils and gold. With its unique geological environment it is one of the finest locations for rockhounding in Western Canada. Featuring detailed maps ranging from Victoria through the Chemainus Valley and up to Port Hardy, "A Field Guide to Gold, Gemstone & Mineral Sites of British Columbia, Vol. 1" covers more than 100 sites on Vancouver Island and adjacent islands.
With the rising incidence of urolithiasis, the management of ureteral stones continues to become a larger component of urologic practice. Though almost all urologists deal with ureteral stones, there have been many recent improvements in instrumentation and adjunctive equipment as well as improvements in imaging and the data we can obtain from radiologic imaging in order to guide stone management. Newer topics such as how to limit radiation exposure to both the patient and the urologist, the accuracy and limitations of low-dose computed tomography as well as a review of the most recent studies will be covered in this book. The purpose of this book is to provide a complete updated roadmap to treating ureteral stones, from early management decisions from information found on radiologic studies to adjusting to intra-operative challenges.
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A Milestone Day takes place in St. Louis, Mo. and covers one day in the life of three young boys and a few colorful peripheral characters as well. It takes place in the late summer of 1957, a beautiful time to be alive, with flashback chapters for each of the three main characters and events significant to their character development. The basic theme of A Milestone Day is "How much trouble can three young boys get into (and hopefully out of) in a single day's adventures." The book is geared to be most enjoyable for boys and girls in the 11 - 15 year old age group, but is really a great book for all ages. The era in which the book takes place was a great time to be alive. It was a simpler way of life then. Most neighborhoods had their own grocery store, drugstore, shoe repair shop, delicatessen, etc. Just about everything you needed then was in access without requiring a vehicle. We had seasons marked by the burning of autumn leaves, snow in the winter, and long, very hot summers. The summers were full of life - bats in the evenings, katydids and crickets by the thousands, There were numerous street vendors - from the local hot tamale vendor with a hand cart to long vegetable trucks with every conceivable kind of fruit and vegetable to be sold right in front of your house. It was a magical era that doesn't exist today, replaced by mega malls, mega stores of every kind, and a world of electronic devices that were only science fiction at that time. Given a choice, I would take then over now any day.
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