Электронная книга: Douglas Palmer «Earth Time. Exploring the Deep Past from Victorian England to the Grand Canyon»

Earth Time. Exploring the Deep Past from Victorian England to the Grand Canyon

The dramatic history of planet Earth and the rocky road to understanding the past A probing account of the history of the earth and an introduction to the many eccentric characters that have attempted to understand its origins. Full of fascinating anecdotes about 19th century explorers and natural philosophers who first carved up Earth's history just as others were carving up the globe. Unravels the fascinating history of rock strata and the implications they have had on accepted theories on the Earth's life. Considers the future of the earth, and what a repeat of some of the catastrophic events of the earth's past, such as major earthquakes and asteroid collisions, could mean for life today.

Издательство: "John Wiley&Sons Limited (USD)"

ISBN: 9780470022337

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Douglas Palmer

Douglas Harold Palmer
Mayor of Trenton, New Jersey
In office
July 1, 1990 – June 30, 2010
Preceded by Carmen Armenti
Succeeded by Tony F. Mack
Personal details
Born October 19, 1951(1951-10-19)
Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Christiana Foglio-Palmer
Children Laila Rose (born 2002)
Residence Trenton, New Jersey
Religion Roman Catholic

Douglas Harold Palmer (born October 19, 1951) was the first African American mayor of Trenton, New Jersey.

Biography

He was born in Trenton and attended Trenton public schools. He then graduated from the Bordentown Military Institute in Bordentown, New Jersey. He is a graduate of Virginia's private black college Hampton University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management in 1973. He took office as mayor of Trenton on July 1, 1990, having defeated former city council president and mayor Carmen Armenti.[1]

Palmer is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition,[2] a bipartisan group with a stated goal of "making the public safer by getting illegal guns off the streets." The Coalition is co-chaired by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Palmer announced[citation needed] at a press conference December 7, 2009, that he would not seek a sixth term as mayor of Trenton.

References

  1. ^ "Douglas Palmer". City Mayors. http://www.citymayors.com/mayors/trenton-mayor.html. Retrieved 2010-03-22. "Douglas Palmer was born in Trenton and attended Trenton Public Schools. He then graduated from Bordentown Military Institute in Bordentown, New Jersey. He is a graduate of Virginia’s private black college Hampton University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management in 1973 and is also a member of Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship Incorporated. ..." 
  2. ^ "Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Coalition Members". http://www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org/html/about/members.shtml. 

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