Around The World In 50 Years

Author: Vincent P. Flury
Editor: Author House
ISBN: 1477260153
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Vince Flury spent 50 years in the field of Aviation. He started out as an Aircraft and Engine Mechanic in the U. S. Air Force. He attended the University of Miami School of Engineering under the G. I. Bill. After graduation, was hired by Pan American World Airways as an Aeronautical Engineer. He retired from Pan Am after 30 years and opened his own Aeronautical Consulting Service which he operated for 14 years. During those periods, he traveled the world, living and working on all continents except Antarctica. At his 80th Birthday party, Vince was pushed by his children to finally put into writing the stories that they had been hearing about, and sometimes living through, all of their lives. This book is a collection of those stories which take you around the world to strange places, exotic culture, and stirring experiences.

Around The World In 50 Years

Author: Albert Podell
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466852933
Size: 18,65 MB
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This is the inspiring story of an ordinary guy who achieved two great goals that others had told him were impossible. First, he set a record for the longest automobile journey ever made around the world, during the course of which he blasted his way out of minefields, survived a breakdown atop the Peak of Death, came within seconds of being lynched in Pakistan, and lost three of the five men who started with him, two to disease, one to the Vietcong. After that-although it took him forty-seven more years-Albert Podell set another record by going to every country on Earth. He achieved this by surviving riots, revolutions, civil wars, trigger-happy child soldiers, voodoo priests, robbers, pickpockets, corrupt cops, and Cape buffalo. He went around, under, or through every kind of earthquake, cyclone, tsunami, volcanic eruption, snowstorm, and sandstorm that nature threw at him. He ate everything from old camel meat and rats to dung beetles and the brain of a live monkey. And he overcame attacks by crocodiles, hippos, anacondas, giant leeches, flying crabs-and several beautiful girlfriends who insisted that he stop this nonsense and marry them. Albert Podell's Around the World in 50 Years is a remarkable and meaningful tale of quiet courage, dogged persistence, undying determination, and an uncanny ability to extricate himself from one perilous situation after another-and return with some of the most memorable, frightening, and hilarious adventure stories you have ever read.

Recollections Of Around The World In 50 Years

Author: Ken Pearson
ISBN: 0244604207
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Ken Pearson was born in Mexborough, South Yorkshire on 16th February 1930. He was the son of William and Edith Pearson and had an older sister Florence and a younger brother called Leonard. He started work on 14th February 1944 aged 14, as an Apprentice fitter and had many changes of job over his lifetime which took him to different parts of the UK, but also all over the world. He went to Canada, then to New York by bus; then back to the UK via the Queen Mary. He travelled to Venezuela, Singapore, Borneo, Japan, the Philippines, Germany, Nigeria, and Miami - to name just a few countries. Now happily retired in Scarborough North Yorkshire, members of Ken's family presented him with writing materials at his 87th birthday party and suggested that, as he had had an interesting life and travelled widely all over the world, he should write his life story. Determined as ever, Ken, who says he had never written a story in his life, put pen to paper. This is that story.

A History Of Intellectual Property In 50 Objects

Author: Claudy Op den Kamp
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110842001X
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This volume brings together a group of contributors from varied backgrounds to tell a history of intellectual property in 50 objects.

Summary The Way We Will Be 50 Years From Today

Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Editor: Primento
ISBN: 2511002647
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The must-read summary of Mike Wallace's book: “The Way We Will Be 50 Years from Today: 60 of the World’s Greatest Minds Share Their Visions of the Next Half-Century”. This complete summary of "The Way We Will Be 50 Years from Today" by Mike Wallace, a renowned American journalist, presents his findings following interviews with today’s top scientists, doctors, philosophers, and thinkers as he posed the question: where will we be in 50 years and what will be the state of the world? Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand future studies and expert predictions for the near future • Expand your knowledge of politics, economics and sociology To learn more, read "The Way We Will Be 50 Years from Today" and discover experts' predictions on what the next 50 years has in store for the world.

Around The World In 80 Years

Author: David Chance
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477143866
Size: 14,81 MB
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There are 2 parts to the book. The first section covers some of the important events that took place around the world, from the early part of the 19th century, up to the years following World War II. It features the 2 men that I have always admired, both of whom planned and fought against tyranny. Neither of these men actually used weapons in the Second World War, but they did what they had to do, to preserve our freedom. The 2 men are Sir Winston Churchill and my father, both of whom had army careers, dad's lasting for 31 years. Churchill's was a much shorter span, before he moved into Politics. The second part of the book gives details of my travels around the world to 42 countries. To do this, I fl ew a total of 964,995 miles, taking 1430 fl ights on 91 different types of aircraft. In addition I have traveled far more than a million miles by car. There were many times that I got very close to having my life cut short, but somehow I managed to survive, as I am still here at age 79. It was all very interesting to me and I hope that I have been able to convey some of this excitement in what I have written.

Retirement Rocks

Author: Maria Haendel Koonce Ed.D.
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496953185
Size: 12,75 MB
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Retirement ROCKS is an insightful case study of the Golden Age that offers both great new opportunities and deep, heartbreaking challenges. Since June 2007, the author and her gringo have embarked in this stage with enthusiasm and zest: they moved to a small retirement home and experimented with activities and relationships that fit their interests and abilities. Retirement ROCKS because it can be incredibly rewarding and adventurous as we leave behind the normal worries of child-rearing and professional pressures, and it ROCKS because it will inevitably bring the disappearance of treasured loved ones and the health decline that we all must face. This autobiographical personal monograph pictures the daily routines of Maria and Bill in their late sixties and early seventies, detailing the specifics of adapting to their new environment. It has humor and pathos. The family and friends relationships reflect universal themes. It includes travel journals of their world explorations (Scandinavia, Mediterranean, Russia, China, and more), as well as practical examples of their activities and their choices. It will provide entertaining, informative, and useful reading for those approaching and those benefiting from the technological medical advances which have afforded us this unprecedented gift of a long life and a rich old age.

Home Is Elsewhere

Author: Eric Van Den Berg
ISBN: 9780993452406
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In November 1962, the then 22-year-old Stücke left his job as a tool and die maker and rode out of his hometown on a three-speed bike, with a dream to explore the world on two wheels. During his travels, Stücke encountered many obstacles and near death experiences, which saw him hit by a truck in Chile's Atacama Desert, chased by an angry mob in Haiti, attacked by bees in Mozambique, detained by military in Cameroon and losing his bike in Siberia before having it stolen in Portsmouth. Stücke's extraordinary desire to travel the world was partly motivated by his aversion to returning to factory work in his native Germany. Heinz Stücke is now back where he started: in Hövelhof, the German village he happily cycled away from half a century ago. He visited 196 countries, got through 21 passports, and ended up with a tidy number of 100,000 photos to sort out. He came across Pelé, got pocket money from Haile Selassie, and even slept under the arms of Christ the Redeemer. He cycled more than 648,000 kilometres, most of them on an ordinary gents' bike, and several thousands on a Brompton folding bike. Heinz 'wanted to see it all'. Dutch travel writer Eric van den Berg, who dug into his vast collection of journals, photos, postcards and notes, visited the now 75 year old cyclist to get an answer to that most pressing question: why? His philosophy of 'home is elsewhere' comes through in the daily routines, unexpected encounters and inevitable mishaps of a lifelong adventurist and Einzelgänger, and not least through the pictures Heinz took himself.

Biomolecular Forms And Functions

Author: Manju Bansal
Editor: World Scientific
ISBN: 981444913X
Size: 15,51 MB
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Understanding the functions and properties of molecules in living systems requires a detailed knowledge of their three-dimensional structures and the conformational variability that allows them to adopt multiple functional forms. Interpreting biological systems in the language of three-dimensional structures is of fundamental importance and innumerable research groups around the world are working in this area. This book is a compilation of articles describing attempts at understanding the intricacies of biological systems through the structures of and interactions between their constituent molecules.