Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Art of Cycling covers way more than just riding a bike. It also discusses riding in cities, injuries and accidents, flat tires and more. This book is great if you are interested in the history of bicycles, just started riding bikes or if you’ve been riding for years.
Nearby History shows that any literate person can master historical research techniques. Each chapter describes methods for collecting and using evidence from a person's nearby world--written documents, oral testimony, visual objects, buildings, photographs, and physical landscapes--for historical studies of families, neighborhoods, institutions, and communities as a whole.
The original Match.com! This is a group of stories about the mail-order-bride business of the 1800’s – successes and failures. The gold rush in California and the wood industry in Washington and Oregon drew many young men west in search of their fortune. After a few months of hard work, they came to miss the companionship of the fairer sex. That led attentive entrepreneurs to realize there was a need to fill, and there were eastern ladies ready for the adventure. This scenario and others, such as seeking a companion of like religious background to homestead in the west, are explored. The journals and newspapers quoted give us a feel for the era. Not all had happy endings, but all are an insight that some things never change. Enjoy.
Usually when you think of introverts you think of shy, withdrawn, non-talkative people. But, really introverts are more observant, thoughtful, shun ambition, and give more credit to others. This book studies the positive attributes of quiet folks, giving insightful, credible, solid information and data that gives a whole new outlook to being an introvert. You may even find it describes you!