In an ancient quick-sand bed a drilling fluid engineer and an archeologist on assignment from Richards Petroleum to drill geothermal wells find an indestructible box in Kenya which, upon opening, turns out to be an alien computer left on earth long ago by extraterrestrial beings.
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Wilbern Joseph Laughlin Jr. is the youngest son of Wilbern Joseph Laughlin Sr. and Mary Harbuck Laughlin. Born in Houston, Texas, he lived all of his childhood within walking distance of the steel mill his father worked in for 30 years. He attended the University of Houston and graduated with a Bachelors Degree from Southwestern University in Geogetown, Texas where he majored in Science Education. From there, his education is scattered among four different universities from Texas to Arizona. He was married in 1976 to Riva Padgett who, in addition to her wifely duties, acts as his editor, advisor and critic. Both parents died of cancer; his mother in 1982 and his father in 1998. His older brother is a retired Air Force Lt. Colonel and is the commandant of a high school ROTC program. The author worked in the chemical industry for ten years and has taught chemistry for seventeen years. He and his wife try to spend as much of their vacations every year in the Rocky Mountains or at Camp Bluegrass in Leveland, Texas. His hobbies are music, fly fishing, writing and obedience to the commands of Bob, their Jack Russell Terrier. He and his wife are active in the music program of their local Baptist church.
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Book Description BookSurge Publishing, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1588986306