Roberto Citrone, a young geology graduate student, took a job with a fly-by-night uranium prospecting company. He was looking for excitement in the greatest prospecting boom the nation has ever seen. Against a backdrop of spectacular scenery, the attentions of the party chief’s beautiful wife, the searing heat of the days, and that awful last night, he got more than he bargained for.
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Born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, the author is a published poet and author of the present novella “Swell Country,” about the great uranium boom of the 1950s and also “(All I Wanted Was) A Piece of The Moon” about the Lunar Sample Program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He received a Bachelor of Geological Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Science Degree from the Missouri School of Mines (now the Missouri University of Science and Technology), and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the California Institute of Technology in 1960. He received a Doctor of Science (Honorus causa) from the University of Missouri in 1989. As a scientist, he published more than 100 technical papers in the areas of isotope geology, mineral resources, and environmental concerns and authored a monograph “Lead Isotopes.” He was involved in the Apollo Program and post Apollo Program in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and the National Acid Precipitation Program with the National Park Service in the 1980s. He was the first Western scientist to give the Vernadsky Memorial Lecture in Moscow during detente in 1976. He worked for 34 years for the U.S. Geological Survey in a variety of research and administrative positions, including tours as Chief of the Branch of Isotope Geology, as Assistant Chief Geologist for The Eastern Region, and as the Assistant Director of Research. He was president of the Geochemical Society, and, as an amateur tennis player, a former President of the Fairfax County, Virginia, Golden Racquets Tennis Club.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 102 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.24 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1477663606