In Council Bluffs, Iowa she was a beloved, talented quarter horse. But when Cotton Candy Sally arrived in New York City, they started calling her a nasty, sour nag. The girls at Bernadette's riding school were afraid of her, and after bucking off her riders right onto the pavement, Sally started spending more and more time alone, with her head tethered to her stall. Couldn't anyone find a way to tame her? Twelve-year-old Kara fell in love with Sally and was determined to fix things. But her father had recently died, and her mother had no money to buy the spirited mare. Worse yet, Bernadette started talking about sending her "down the road" because she wasn't earning her keep. Where would she end up and what would happen to Kara, who finally found a way to be happy in the wake of her father's death? "Belove's attention to detail...is superb" -- Kirkus Reviews
Mike and Kim have made a habit of traveling the world on adventure motorcycles. From the wilds of Alaska to the tip of South America, they've wandered along gravel and paved roads taking in all that they see and making it their mission to learn about the people of the world. On this adventure, they each rent BMW motorcycles in Spain to wander discover Europe for themselves. Traveling through Spain, France, Andorra, Switzerland and Italy, they travel over tiny single lane roads, over mountains and alongside raging rivers to visit tiny towns, meet the locals and take in some of the world's most spectacular scenery. With no planned route, they are free to wander and discover what different cultures are all about. Along the way, through their adventures they learn about the people of Europe and more than a little about themselves. Take the handlebars, push the starter button, shift into first gear and seize the the opportunity to wander with them. You don't know where you'll end up on this ride. By the time you have finished this journey, you will understand why the saying "Not All Wanderers Are Lost" is true. Come and join Mike and Kim and ride to adventure.
Annual cotton production exceeds 25 million metric tons and accounts for more than 40 percent of the textile fiber consumed worldwide. A key textile fiber for over 5000 years, this complex carbohydrate is also one of the leading crops to benefit from genetic engineering. Cotton Fiber Chemistry and Technology offers a modern examination of cotton chemistry and physics, classification, production, and applications. The book incorporates new insight, technological developments, and other considerations.
The book focuses on providing the most up-to-date information on cotton fiber chemistry and properties. Written by leading authorities in cotton chemistry and science, the book details fiber biosynthesis, structure, chemical composition and reactions, physical properties and includes information on biotech, organic, and colored cotton. The final chapters examine worldwide production, consumption, markets, and trends in the cotton industry. They also address environmental, workplace, and consumer risks from exposure to processing chemicals and emissions.
Tracing the conversion of cotton fibers from raw materials into marketable products, Cotton Fiber Chemistry and Technology offers a complete overview of the science, technology, and economic factors that impact cotton production and applications today.