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Author: Rick Will
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540564719
Size: 22.57 MB
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Professor Michael Borden and his enthusiastic students set out on an exciting archaeological expedition to Banks Island, Northwest Territories. Well versed in the history and lore of the region, Mike knows much about the 19th-century British explorers who searched for a Northwest Passage through dangerous, Arctic waters. Many sailors died on those quests. A passage was eventually discovered by the crew of the HMS Investigator. The ship became icebound at the north end of Banks Island in 1853. Most of its crew were rescued to tell their stories. One of them had more to say than the others. Archaeology has a way of uncovering the truth. The Arctic covers a vast area. Much of it was still an unexplored frontier in 1980. Mike and his team's archaeological discoveries show how extraordinary are the cultures of northern people, and at the same time, how fragile and vulnerable life is in the frozen North. The team members had prepared for every field contingency before heading to Banks Island, well at least for those situations they could reasonably anticipate. Sometimes, however, the unexpected happens, something totally outside of your control or even wildest imagination. That's when things can go wrong, just horribly wrong. The Arctic's been an unforgiving place, and it offers no mercy to the archaeologists. Cut off from the outside world, they are entirely on their own. They must cope with the terrifying and overwhelming realities of animal attacks, sickness, dwindling food supplies, and hypothermia. As a student of archaeology, I didn't receive training in university on how to write simple and interesting sentences! Writing this novel was hard work for me. Thank you for considering to read it. This book is my attempt to share my knowledge of the Arctic in a way that I hope you will find interesting, if not entertaining, and perhaps a little frightening, even shocking. I want you to experience all kinds of emotions while you read it. Most of the history I describe is real. Many of the events that I portray are from my own experiences on Banks Island in 1981 and 1982. Some are embellished, but many actually are not!

Family History Journal

Author: Levi Mathers Savage
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 37.49 MB
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Levi Mathers Savage (1851-1935) was the son of Levi Savage and Jane Mathers of Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1859, the family moved to Holden, Millard County, Utah. His father married (2) Ann Cooper after (1) Jane Mathers died. Later, they lived at Toquerville. Levi was the descendant of Robert Mathers and Mary Brown of Craig, County of Tyrone, Ireland. Their son, James Mathers emigrated with his wife Margaret and settled first at Seneca, Yates Co., New York. He married Margaret Marshall in 1821 in Ireland. A daughter Jane Mathers (b.1826) was born at Seneca, Ontario Co., New York. She became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1845. In 1847, she arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah. She married Levi Savage in 1848. Several generations of descendants are given.

Ivor Horton S Beginning Visual C 2010

Author: Ivor Horton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470930349
Size: 58.11 MB
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The leading author of programming tutorials for beginners introduces you to Visual C++ 2010 Ivor Horton is the preeminent author of introductory programming language tutorials; previous editions of his Beginning Visual C++ have sold nearly 100,000 copies. This book is a comprehensive introduction to both the Standard C++ language and to Visual C++ 2010; no previous programming experience is required. All aspects of the 2010 release are covered, including changes to the language and the C++ standard.. Microsoft Visual C++ is one of the most popular C++ development environments and compilers, used by hundreds of thousands of developers Ivor Horton's approach to programming tutorials has achieved a huge following; this book gives beginning programmers a comprehensive introduction to both Standard C++ and Visual C++ 2010 Covers all the language changes in Visual C++ 2010, library additions, new MFC features, changes in the Visual Studio development environment, and more Also includes a brief introduction to programming for multicore processors in native C++ and C++/CLR processors Nearly 100,000 copies of this book have been sold in previous editions Beginners seeking a complete education in Visual C++ will find everything they need in Ivor Horton's Beginning Visual C++ 2010.