Originally printed in 1987, is designed for the cultural historian, archaeologist, the bottle collector, and those just interested in pharmacopoeia. This book is a guide to the identification of the embossed, patent and proprietary medicine bottles produced in an era of American history when anything could be bottled, advertised and sold - legally. A cornucopia of cures, bitters, tonics, and balms, many of them little more and slightly disguised alcohol, were available to the gullible but willing public. Not only are the embossed and shapely bottles of this era highly collectable today, they are also valuable to archaeologists who interpret and date historical sites. This book has been designed as a reference book. It provided detailed descriptions to aid the researcher in identifying and evaluating whole or fragmented vessels. A discussion of the patent and proprietary medicine years, and the innovations applied to the production of glass, is followed by a brief interpretation of bottles by color, design and shape. Over 40 chapters detail nearly four thousand medicine bottles. Numerous line drawings, and color photographs will aid the researcher/collector/anthropologist in the identification process. Richard Fike, is a retired Bureau of Land Management Archaeologist. Rich is also an historian, writer, teacher and the developer of the Museum of the Mountain West of Montrose, Colorado. He continues to expand the Museum, which contains original and recreated historic buildings that house extensive collections of America's past. He has combined his professional knowledge and his personal interest in historic bottles to provide this authoritative, definitive, and entertaining guide.
A man raised in poverty marries into a rich ranching family, he lives in fear that his past will come to haunt him and it does when his brother on the run from the law asks for help to cross the border.
68 all new commentaries on the fascinaing chemistry of life. This general audience science book blends quirky anecdotes about everyday chemistry with engaging tales from the history of science. Dr. Schwarcz's first book, Radar, Hula Hoops and Playful Pigs was a best seller in 1999.
Two charmingly illustrated read-aloud Colonial Williamsburg tales for young children are bound together in an upside down and backwards book. The Mouse and the Mill is a story about a little mouse living near Robertson's Windmill, while The Bottle Babies tells what happens to a sparrow family that nests in a colonial birdhouse.
The contour Coca-Cola bottle is the most recognized package created by man. It has been called an international icon and one of the most significant artifacts of the twentieth century. Of everything that has been written about The Coca-Cola Company, the one error of omission has been the complete and accurate story about the creation of its famous contour bottle and the impact it has made in the world. Knowing his entire life that it was his father, Earl R. Dean, who designed the bottle, it became the author's mission to get the story told before the truth was forever lost-to set the record straight-not only for his father and his descendants, but for the millions of people all over the world who have enjoyed a romance with his bottle.
From #1 New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers, comes a poignant and beautiful story about finding joy after loss. There is a wonder and magic to childhood. We don’t realize it at the time, of course . . . yet the adults in our lives do. They encourage us to see things in the stars, to find joy in colors and laughter as we play. But what happens when that special someone who encourages such wonder and magic is no longer around? We can hide, we can place our heart in a bottle and grow up . . . or we can find another special someone who understands the magic. And we can encourage them to see things in the stars, find joy among colors and laughter as they play. Oliver Jeffers delivers a remarkable book, a touching and resonant tale reminiscent of The Giving Tree that will speak to the hearts of children and parents alike.
Forbidden inter-racial love, injustice and the edges of insanity mark one of the great, untold stories of Australian history. Henry Grimshaw falls into his father's footsteps on a passionate crusade to save the Aboriginal people of North Queensland. The 1890s in Australia is a time of harsh racism. Grimshaw is joined by his family to run a mission on constant political power struggle of his church. Incurring the wrath of his mother Grace and against all cultural conventions, his sister Ellen falls in love with a Kalangari man. This is a story about power, love, joy, injustice and the edges of insanity that mark one of the great, untold stories of Australian history.
Through the narrative lens of Sophie, we navigate the many challenges of a young woman trying to figure out "how to be" a young woman, all the while attempting to release herself from the constrictions of her past and present. Sophie finds herself enmeshed in the responsibilities that come with having an alcoholic mother and experiences a series of flashbacks from her traumatic upbringing as she attempts to gain a greater sense of control over her own life. When she finally can no longer keep it together for the sake of everyone else-she nearly loses her life to her depression. With a little help from her doctors and a whole lot of moxie, our protagonist decides to give herself a fighting chance, even if it means leaving her mother behind.