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The Life of a Miner (Life in the Old West) [Paperback]

By Bobbie Kalman (Author) & Kate Calder (Author)
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Item description for The Life of a Miner (Life in the Old West) by Bobbie Kalman & Kate Calder...

Describes the hard rock mining industry that developed in the American west following the gold rush, including the operations of a mine and the lives of the miners and their families

Publishers Description
Bobbie Kalman, author of the acclaimed Historic Communities and Early Settler Life series, explores the action and adventure that made the West famous. In the latter part of the 19th century, more than half a million pioneers headed west to carve out a future on an unknown frontier. Some were drawn by the offer of cheap land and the promise of religious freedom while others had high hopes of finding gold. Thrilling, authentic photos and full-color illustrations recreate what life was really like for these cowboys, adventurers, and immigrants in this rough-and-ready era in our history.

Mining was one of the more difficult ways to earn a living in the Old West. Bobbie Kalman's book The Life of a Miner details the work and hardships of the people who searched for valuable minerals such as gold, silver, and copper. Fascinating text reveals:
-- how a hard rock mine worked
-- a miner's tools and different jobs in the mines
-- hazardous working conditions underground
-- miners' rights, homes, and families
-- boomtowns and famous mines of the West

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Life of a Miner (Life in the Old West) by Bobbie Kalman & Kate Calder has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • School Library Journal - 05/01/2000 page 184

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Crabtree Publishing Company
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.72" Width: 8.34" Height: 0.14"
Weight:   0.37 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 31, 2000
Publisher   Crabtree Publishing Company
Age  8-14
Edition  New  
ISBN  0778701093  
ISBN13  9780778701095  

Availability  14 units.
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More About Bobbie Kalman & Kate Calder

Bobbie Kalman Bobbie Kalman is the award-winning author of more than 400 non-fiction books. She established herself as a leading author in children’s non-fiction in the 1980’s and 90’s with two acclaimed series about pioneer life, The Early Settler Life Series (15 titles) and The Historic Communities Series (31 titles), both published by Crabtree Publishing. She has created many of Crabtree’s most popular series, which also include The Native Nations of North America Series (19 titles), The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures Series (93 titles), and The Science of Living Things Series (32 titles), among others.

Born in Hungary in 1947, Bobbie and her family escaped to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. A former teacher, Bobbie Kalman taught at both the elementary and secondary levels. She also spent several years working as an educational consultant for several publishing companies. Bobbie holds degrees in English, Psychology, and Education. She is married and has four children and three grandchildren.

Although best known for her non-fiction, Bobbie’s newest book is autobiographical. Released in September, 2006, Refugee Child is the account of Bobbie and her family’s escape from Hungary when she was just nine years old. Written to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution in October of 2006, the book is told from the perspective of a young girl.

Bobbie Kalman was born in 1947.

Bobbie Kalman has published or released items in the following series...
  1. ABCs of the Natural World
  2. Alphabasics
  3. Animal Family Adventures
  4. Colonial People
  5. Crabapples
  6. Crabtree Visual Dictionaries
  7. Earth's Endangered Animals (Paperback)
  8. Historic Communities (Paperback)
  9. Introducing Habitats
  10. It's Fun to Learn about Baby Animals (Paperback)
  11. Lands, Peoples, & Cultures (Paperback)
  12. Life Cycle of A...(Paperback)
  13. Life in the Old West
  14. Native Nations of North America (Paperback)
  15. Nature's Changes
  16. Science of Living Things (Paperback)
  17. Sports in Action (Paperback)
  18. Spotlight on My Country
  19. Vehicles on the Move

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > Careers
2Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > General
4Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > 1800s
5Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > General
6Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Careers
7Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12
8Books > Subjects > History

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superior mining book for kids  Jan 4, 2001
I loved this book! The way it explains the difference between lode mining and placer mining alone was excellent. The drawing and explainations of the stamp mill and how the gold is separated from the rock is my favorite part. There is also background on mining towns, miner lives, and areas mined. Drawings and explainations of how cradles, long toms, panning and sluice boxes work. This book is the cornerstone of my Gold Rush Unit. I have purchased 35, so my entire class can read them together. Wonderful and just right for 4th grade.

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