August 29, 2012

World Book Wednesday

Volume Q

Qaddafi, Muammar El- "(1942-     ) took over the leadership of Libya's government in 1969." You get a different perspective when you can fill in the year that someone became no more. 

The tone of this article was surprisingly lighthearted.
Kinda makes you miss cheerful ol' Uncle Mo.
Quebec- The Quebec town of Asbestos got its name because the Jeffrey Mine located there was the largest asbestos mine in Canada. During my research I expected to find Asbestos had become a ghost town, all of its residents sick or dead. Instead I found that the Quebec government just approved a $58 million loan to get the mine up and running again for the next 25 years. Asbestos is generally not used in Canada and will be exported, mainly to poor countries.

This woman is making asbestos insulation at a factory in Asbestos. I wonder where she is now.

Quoits- This is a game I've never heard of, but it's supposedly similar to horseshoes. The photo, however, does not help me understand the game at all. Are those barnacles? UFOs? 

The World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: World Book-Childcraft International, 1979. Includes all photos and quotations

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