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The centerpiece of the montage is a 1988 cover showing Moores on a coastal outcrop playing a cello. Moores grew up in Arizona’s central highlands, in a community so remote and sparse that it was called a camp. A very great distance from pavement, it was far up the switchbacks of a mountain ridge and among the open mouths of small, hard-rock mines. At the age of thirteen, he learned to play the cello, and he practiced long in the afternoons. The miners, his father included, could not understand why he would want to do that. Moores has played with symphony orchestras in Davis and Sacramento. The coastal outcrop on the cover of Geology is the brecciated limestone of Petra tou Romiou, Cyprus. Moores in the field has long since overcome the most obvious drawback of a cello. He travels with an instrument handcrafted by Ernest Nussbaum in a workshop in Maryland. Essentially, it is just like any other cello but it has no belly. Neck, pegbox, fingerboard, bridge-everything ┬ázakelijke energie vergelijken from scroll to spike fits into a slim rectangular case wired to serve as an electronic belly. This is a Sherpa’s cello, a Chomolungma cello, a base-camp viol. In Moores’ living room is a grand piano. Still on a shelf behind it are the sheet-music boxes of his children, labelled “Brian Clarinet,” “Brian Bassoon,” “Kathryn Cello,” “Geneva Piano,” and “Geneva Violin,” and three additional boxes labelled “Eldridge Cello,” “Eldridge Cello and Piano,” “Eldridge Cello Concertos and Trios.” Judy grew up in farming country in Orange County, New York. On her California acre of the Great Valley she grows vegetables twelve months a year, and has also raised bush strawberries, grapes, blackberries, goats, pigs, chickens, pears, nectarines, plums, cherries, peaches, apricots, asparagus, zakelijke energie ziziphus, figs, apples, persimmons, and pineapple guavas-but not so prolifically in recent years, because she has been working with a group that provides food and emergency assistance for homeless people and for people who have run out of money and are about to be evicted. She has worked in regional science centers since she was a teen-ager, and, with others, she founded one in Davis. School buses bring children there from sixty miles around to get their hands on spotting scopes, microscopes, oscilloscopes, and living snakes, on u-build-it skeletons, on take apart anatomies and disassembled brains. Judy, trim and teacherly, puts her hands palms down on a table to show the interaction Of lithospheric plates. Lithosphere, she explains in simpler words, is crustal rock and mantle rock down to a zone in the mantle that is lubricious enough to allow the plates to move.

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