Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Angle of Repose


  • Author: Wallace Stegner
  • Release Date : 2015-09-25
  • Genre: Classics
  • File Size: 3015722 Bytes


An American masterpiece and iconic novel of the West by National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Wallace Stegner—a deeply moving narrative of one family and the traditions of our national past. Lyman Ward is a retired professor of history, recently confined to a wheelchair by a crippling bone disease and dependant on others for his every need.  Amid the chaos of 1970s counterculture he retreats to his ancestral home of Grass Valley, California, to write the biography of his grandmother: an elegant and headstrong artist and pioneer who, together with her engineer husband, made her own journey through the hardscrabble West nearly a hundred years before. In discovering her story he excavates his own, probing the shadows of his experience and...

Angle of Repose
Score: 4.5
From 100 Ratings

Angle of Repose


  • Author : Wallace Stegner
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2014-11-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101872765


Angle of Repose Book Description :

Stegner's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is the story of four generations in the life of an American family. A wheelchair-bound retired historian embarks on a monumental quest: to come to know his grandparents, now long dead. The unfolding drama of the story of the American West sets the tone for Stegner's masterpiece....

Angle of Repose
Score: 4.5
From 101 Ratings

Angle of Repose


  • Author : Wallace Stegner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2000-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101075821


Angle of Repose Book Description :

Stegner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of personal, historical, and geographic discovery Confined to a wheelchair, retired historian Lyman Ward sets out to write his grandparents' remarkable story, chronicling their days spent carving civilization into the surface of America's western frontier. But his research reveals even more about his own life than he's willing to admit. What emerges is an enthralling portrait of four generations in the life of an American family. "Cause for celebration . . . A superb novel with an amplitude of scale and richness of detail altogether uncommon in contemporary fiction." —The Atlantic Monthly "Brilliant . . . Two stories, past and present, merge to produce what important fiction must: a sense of the enchantment ...

Angle of Repose
Score: 4.5
From 100 Ratings

Angle of Repose


  • Author : Wallace Stegner
  • Publisher : Paw Prints
  • Release Date : 2009-07-10
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1442018976


Angle of Repose Book Description :

Traces the lives and fortunes of four generations of one family as they attempt to build a life for themselves in the American West....

Angle of Repose

Angle of Repose


  • Author : Frederic P. Miller
  • Publisher : Alphascript Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-07-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 613083361X


Angle of Repose Book Description :

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The angle of repose (sometimes incorrectly confused with the 'angle of internal friction') is an engineering property of granular materials. It is the maximum angle of a stable slope determined by friction, cohesion and the shapes of the particles. When bulk granular materials are poured onto a horizontal surface, a conical pile will form. The internal angle between the surface of the pile and the horizontal surface is known as the angle of repose and is related to the density, surface area and shapes of the particles, and the coefficient of friction of the material. Material with a low angle of repose forms flatter piles th...

Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology

Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology


  • Author : Peter Bobrowsky
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 3319735667


Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology Book Description :

This volume addresses the multi-disciplinary topic of engineering geology and the environment, one of the fastest growing, most relevant and applied fields of research and study within the geosciences. It covers the fundamentals of geology and engineering where the two fields overlap and, in addition, highlights specialized topics that address principles, concepts and paradigms of the discipline, including operational terms, materials, tools, techniques and methods as well as processes, procedures and implications. A number of well known and respected international experts contributed to this authoritative volume, thereby ensuring proper geographic representation, professional credibility and reliability. This superb volume provides a dependable and ...

Crossing to Safety
Score: 4
From 75 Ratings

Crossing to Safety


  • Author : Wallace Stegner
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0307430863


Crossing to Safety Book Description :

Introduction by Terry Tempest Williams Afterword by T. H. Watkins Called a “magnificently crafted story . . . brimming with wisdom” by Howard Frank Mosher in The Washington Post Book World, Crossing to Safety has, since its publication in 1987, established itself as one of the greatest and most cherished American novels of the twentieth century. Tracing the lives, loves, and aspirations of two couples who move between Vermont and Wisconsin, it is a work of quiet majesty, deep compassion, and powerful insight into the alchemy of friendship and marriage....

The Angle of Repose

The Angle of Repose


  • Author : Sarah Anne McNear
  • Publisher : Lasalle Bank Na
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015051555236


The Angle of Repose Book Description :

Egypt provides a classic rather than a unique experience. According to modern historians, it has been a tourist destination since 30 B.C., and the interest of foreign travelers has hardly waned since. The photographers presented here are no exception; each knits past with present while validating their own discovery of Egypt's ancient monuments. From the pyramids of Giza to the Valley of the Kings, Lynn Davis' and Linda Connor's silver gelatin prints echo nineteenth-century photographers' documentations of their North African travels. Strewn with scaffolding, piecemeal temples and shattered sculptures of pharaohs, Tom Van Eynde's Egypt reveals the dramatic detail of its ruins. Harsh and colorful, Richard Misrach's landscapes juxtapose contemporary cu...

Wallace Stegner
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

Wallace Stegner


  • Author : Wallace Stegner
  • Publisher : Random House Value Pub
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0517124084


Wallace Stegner Book Description :

Nominated for a National Book Critics Circle award, "Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs" gathers together Wallace Stegner s most important and memorable writings on the American West: its landscapes, diverse history, and shifting identity; its beauty, fragility, and power. With subjects ranging from the writer s own migrant childhood to the need to protect what remains of the great western wilderness (which Stegner dubs the geography of hope ) to poignant profiles of western writers such as John Steinbeck and Norman Maclean, this collection is a riveting testament to the power of place. At the same time it communicates vividly the sensibility and range of this most gifted of American writers, historians, and environmentalists."...