Outposts on the Frontier

Outposts on the Frontier delves into the intriguing stories behind the USAF Manned Orbiting Laboratory, the Almaz and Salyut programs, Skylab, the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, Spacelab, Mir station, Spacehab, and the ISS and gives past-due ...

Outposts on the Frontier

Author: Jay Chladek

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 149620106X

Page: 528

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The International Space Station (ISS) is the largest man-made structure to orbit Earth and has been conducting research for close to a decade and a half. Yet it is only the latest in a long line of space stations and laboratories that have flown in orbit since the early 1970s. The histories of these earlier programs have been all but forgotten as the public focused on other, higher-profile adventures such as the Apollo moon landings. A vast trove of stories filled with excitement, danger, humor, sadness, failure, and success, Outposts on the Frontier reveals how the Soviets and the Americans combined strengths to build space stations over the past fifty years. At the heart of these scientific advances are people of both greatness and modesty. Jay Chladek documents the historical tapestry of the people, the early attempts at space station programs, and how astronauts and engineers have contributed to and shaped the ISS in surprising ways. Outposts on the Frontier delves into the intriguing stories behind the USAF Manned Orbiting Laboratory, the Almaz and Salyut programs, Skylab, the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, Spacelab, Mir station, Spacehab, and the ISS and gives past-due attention to Vladimir Chelomei, the Russian designer whose influence in space station development is as significant as Sergei Korolev's in rocketry. Outposts on the Frontier is an informative and dynamic history of humankind's first outposts on the frontier of space.

Frontier Forts and Outposts of New Mexico

Author Donna Blake Birchell relates little-known yet highly important Civil War battles, the tragedies of the Navajo and Mescalero Apache internments and other dramatic frontier stories.

Frontier Forts and Outposts of New Mexico

Author: Donna Blake Birchell

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467140783

Page: 144

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Life in early New Mexico was often perilous. Geographic isolation attracted outlaws and ruffians, and skirmishes often arose between the indigenous tribes and settlers. In response, the U.S. government set up military forts and outposts to protect its new citizens. These strongholds include Fort Craig, where logs were made to look like cannons to fool Confederate troops. Kit Carson, John Pershing and Billy the Kid all called Fort Stanton home, before it became the first federal tuberculosis sanatorium and later a detention center for German prisoners of war. Author Donna Blake Birchell relates little-known yet highly important Civil War battles, the tragedies of the Navajo and Mescalero Apache internments and other dramatic frontier stories.

On the Religious Frontier

The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general.

On the Religious Frontier

Author: Percival Chubb

Publisher: Meyer Press

ISBN: 1406742309

Page: 164

View: 915

PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...

The Black Inner City as Frontier Outpost

Frontier Outpost 6 . The significance of symbols in categorizing the internal and
external environment 7 . A high level of internal connectivity 8 . A drive toward
self - sufficiency within the stockade 9 . A high level of internal organization 10 .

The Black Inner City as Frontier Outpost

Author: David Ley

Publisher: Assn of Amer Geographers

ISBN:

Page: 282

View: 486

The International Space Station

The International Space Station: Operating an Outpost in the New Frontier looks at the operations of the International Space Station from the perspective of the Houston flight control team, under the leadership of NASA's flight directors, ...

The International Space Station

Author: Robert C. Dempsey

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 402

View: 767

The Saint adventurers of the Virginia Frontier

Contains a history of the Dunkers from Germany to Ephrata, Pennsylvania, and to the break from that community by members led by the Eckerlin brothers.

The Saint adventurers of the Virginia Frontier

Author: Klaus German Wust

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780917968044

Page: 125

View: 557

Contains a history of the Dunkers from Germany to Ephrata, Pennsylvania, and to the break from that community by members led by the Eckerlin brothers. These brothers, Samuel, Israel and Gabriel, led many to settle in northern Virginia and West Virginia.

Fort Davis

A short study of Fort Davis, a U.S. Army post located in West Texas, tracing its history from the mid-1850s, through the Civil War, use by African-American troops, and how it influenced the frontier military unit.

Fort Davis

Author: Robert Wooster

Publisher: Texas State Historical Assn

ISBN:

Page: 53

View: 389

A short study of Fort Davis, a U.S. Army post located in West Texas, tracing its history from the mid-1850s, through the Civil War, use by African-American troops, and how it influenced the frontier military unit.

A Tropical Frontier

The Sixteenth novel in the "Tropical Frontier" series, The Outpost is, in addition, the First novel in the "Outpost" sub-series.

A Tropical Frontier

Author: Tim Robinson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781087866321

Page: 344

View: 702

The Sixteenth novel in the "Tropical Frontier" series, The Outpost is, in addition, the First novel in the "Outpost" sub-series.

Great American Outpost

Part Barbara Ehrenreich, part Upton Sinclair, Great American Outpost is a sobering exploration of twenty-first-century America that reads like a frontier novel.

Great American Outpost

Author: Maya Rao

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1610396472

Page: 336

View: 482

A surreal, lyrical work of narrative nonfiction that portrays how the largest domestic oil discovery in half a century transformed a forgotten corner of the American West into a crucible of breakneck capitalism. As North Dakota became the nation's second-largest oil producer, Maya Rao set out in steel-toe boots to join a wave of drifters, dreamers, entrepreneurs, and criminals. With an eye for the dark, absurd, and humorous, Rao fearlessly immersed herself in their world to chronicle this modern-day gold rush, from its heady beginnings to OPEC's price war against the US oil industry. She rode shotgun with a surfer-turned-truck driver braving toxic fumes and dangerous roads, dined with businessmen disgraced during the financial crisis, and reported on everyone in between -- including an ex-con YouTube celebrity, a trophy wife mired in scandal, and a hard-drinking British Ponzi schemer--in a social scene so rife with intrigue that one investor called the oilfield Peyton Place on steroids. As the boom receded, a culture of greed and recklessness left troubling consequences for investors and longtime residents. Empty trailers and idle oil equipment littered the fields like abandoned farmsteads, leaving the pioneers who built this unlikely civilization to reckon with their legacy. Part Barbara Ehrenreich, part Upton Sinclair, Great American Outpost is a sobering exploration of twenty-first-century America that reads like a frontier novel.

The Outpost

THE OUTPOST THE METRO 2033 SAGA COMES TO AMERICA From the mastermind of the world-famous post-apocalyptic METRO saga Dmitry Glukhovsky - now a new story set in America!

The Outpost

Author: Dmitry Glukhovskiy

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530167616

Page: 62

View: 761

THE OUTPOST THE METRO 2033 SAGA COMES TO AMERICA From the mastermind of the world-famous post-apocalyptic METRO saga Dmitry Glukhovsky - now a new story set in America! It's been decades since the Last War ravaged the entire Earth, devastating cities, wiping out entire nations and decimating the mankind. While on the other end of the planet the few survivors are hiding in the tunnels of subway, back in America it's the age of Frontier again. Those who made it from nuclear flames of enemies' bombs and survived pandemics that followed have found their only refuge in the Outposts - fortresses constructed on America's only remaining road - the railway. The Outpost of Plattsburgh sits on the frontier of great wastelands, on the very edge of darkness. And out of this darkness, anything can come, lured by the light and the human warmth... Janis is just seventeen. All she dreams about is to hop onboard of an ironclad train and run away to the flourishing South - and start a new life there. She's free to go - and yet she's tied to the Outpost forever...

Bann Or Our Afghan Frontier

When the extent and nature of the frontier which has to be guarded are
recollected , and the fact that all the forts and outposts are connected together by
a good military road , which is regularly patrolled , the arduous nature of the task
of border ...

Bann    Or  Our Afghan Frontier

Author: Septimus Smet Thorburn

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 480

View: 340