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Marilou Awiakta
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Abiding Appalachia: Where Mountain and Atom Meet

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Does humanity have enough reverence for life to cope with the atom? Poet Marilou Awiakta poses this question in this book, which was first published in 1978, shortly before the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island. Fusing her Cherokee/Appalachian heritage with the experience of growing up on the atomic frontier in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Awiakta explores humanity's dilemma ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published August 10th 2006 by Pocahontas Pr (first published 1978)
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Kristen Suagee-beauduy
From the "Untitled (The Atom was Poetry in My Childhood)" poem:
"'Quark, quark . . .' a discovery in the atom's
heart called by
the strange cry of the gull. 'Quark . . .' a particle so small it can't be seen at all
except by trace,
like the high-flying jet whose white trail against the sky is the only sign that it
exists. And beyond
quarks may lie something so refined it has no form at all . . . except in

Four quarks are known so far--'Up, Down, Charmed and Strange.' And if
there're others
they ma
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This book covers a little-known town that worked on the atom. Fascinating!
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Oak Ridge Lore!
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