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Come on in to Sumner, Washington, the "Rhubarb Pie Capital of the
World." Settled in 1853 after a wagon train daringly crossed the
Cascade Mountains through Naches Pass, Sumner quickly grew to
become an established town. Find out how Sumner's name was
literally drawn out of a hat. Learn about George Ryan's unique
method for getting the railroad to stop here. Take a tour down Main
Street, and watch how it changed--or didn't--through the decades.
See Ryan House when it actually was a farmhouse and the Old Cannery
when it was canning fruit. Join in celebrations over the years,
from the Daffodil Parade to football championships. Meet
schoolchildren, including Clara McCarty Wilt, who became the first
graduate of the University of Washington. Follow the work at local
industries, from the lumberyards to the fields, where daffodils,
berries, and of course, rhubarb were grown.
Today Vincent Novello (1781-1861) is remembered as the father of
the music-publishing firm. Fiona Palmer's evaluation of Novello the
man and the musician in the marketplace draws on rich primary
sources. It is the first to provide a rounded view of his life and
work, and the nature of his importance both in his own time and to
posterity. Novello's early musical training, particularly his
experience of music-making in London's embassy chapels, influenced
him profoundly. His practical experience as director of music at
the Portuguese Embassy Chapel in Mayfair informed his approach to
editing and arranging. Fundamental moral and social attitudes
underpinned Novello's progress. Ideas on religion, education and
the function of family and friendship within society shaped his
life choices. The Novello family lived in turbulent times and was
widely-read, discussing politics and religion and not only the arts
at its social gatherings. Within Vincent and Mary Novello's close
circle were radical thinkers with republican views - such as Leigh
Hunt and Charles Cowden Clarke - who saw sociability as a means of
reorganizing society. Thematic studies focus on Novello as
practical musician and educator, as editor, and as composer. His
connections with institutions such as the Covent Garden and
Pantheon Theatres, the Philharmonic Society and Moorfields Chapel,
together with his adjudicating and teaching activities, are
examined. In his wide-ranging editorial work Novello found his true
vocation positioning himself as preservationist, pioneer and
philanthropist. His work as composer, though unremarkable in
quality, mirrored the demands and expectations of his consumers.
Novello emerges from this study as a visionary who single-mindedly
pursued greater musical knowledge for the benefit of everyone.
This second edition features new and expanded coverage of contaminant hydrogeologic investigations. It presents a practical approach to completing investigations for environmental compliance, emphasizing the use of geologic principles in assessment to move sites toward cleanup. Stressing the basics of collecting data that can withstand regulatory scrutiny and achieve remediation, Principles of Contaminant Hydrogeology, Second Edition demonstrates how to solve a client's site contamination problem while maximizing cost effectiveness. It focuses on small- and medium-sized firms, for which speed, accuracy, and cost are all crucial factors in the site assessment and closure process.
Based on "real world" problems, the book takes you step-by-step through the investigation and includes client-consultant-regulator interaction, budgets, ethics, and data extrapolation for solving problems. It introduces concepts such as field logistics, drilling techniques, sampling protocols, contaminant movement, and remediation. Regulatory personnel, hydrogeological consultants, drilling contractors, remediation contractors, university instructors, and students will benefit from the wealth of information provided in this new edition.
Drawing on many archival findings, this book considers the emerging
function and status of orchestral conductors in Britain, and the
nature of the opportunities available to them, from the late
Victorian era until the outbreak of World War I. It does so by
examining and comparing the profiles and impact of eight men whose
work supplied the needs of a variety of institutions across the
period but whose significant contributions were overshadowed by the
emergence of virtuoso interpreters. The conducting activities of
Julius Benedict, William Cusins, Joseph Barnby, Arthur Sullivan,
Frederic Cowen, Alexander Mackenzie, Dan Godfrey and Landon Ronald
provide a lens through which the evolution of conducting as a
profession is traced. At the British Empire's height their work was
shaped by and enriched the cultural life of the nation. During a
period of intense activity and development, their portfolios of
engagements and working patterns shed light on the infrastructures
within the music business. By focusing on the fortunes and agency
of conductors resident within the marketplace, this book deepens
our understanding of the internal networks, influences and
priorities within musical life in Britain in the late nineteenth
century. FIONA M. PALMER is Professor of Music at the National
University of Ireland Maynooth.
This title now includes 30 additional species. Revised and updated
to reflect the most current science, and including 30 new species,
this authoritative and comprehensive volume is the definitive guide
to the amphibians and reptiles of the Carolinas and Virginia. The
new edition features 189 species of salamanders, frogs,
crocodilians, turtles, lizards, and snakes, with updated color
photographs, descriptions, and distribution maps for each species.
It is an indispensable guide for zoologists, amateur naturalists,
environmentalists, backpackers, campers, hikers, and everyone
interested in the outdoors.
At the core of Morgan motoring lies the Morgan 4/4. It is the
great grandparent of the rest of the 'traditional' Morgan range.
Representing the best of the traditional British sports car, it
combines modern performance and reliability with iconic styling
that recalls a golden age of motoring. In this fascinating and
in-depth account, Michael Palmer examines the car's history,
design, development and manufacture.