End Notes

  • Neil M. Coleman


The tale of Leroy Temple, the man who returned from the dead. Clara Barton and “Comrade Deane, our boy I met at Johnstown.” Henry Adams and John Reilly – A walk among the tombstones. Remembering the life and career of Professor Emeritus Uldis Kaktins. And lessons learned – catastrophic floods in China.

They tell us that the abode of the gods is a calm, untroubled place, which knows neither wind nor cloud, but shines for all time with a soft radiance and a clear light, and this, they suggest, is the mode of being that befits a blessed and immortal nature; but at the same time they represent the gods themselves as being filled with discontent, malice, anger, and other passions, which would disgrace even mortal men who possessed any sense.

–– Plutarch, Nine Greek Lives, The Life of Pericles


Johnstown flood 1889 Leroy Temple Uldis Kaktins Clara Barton Nathaniel Deane Henry Adams John Reilly George Hay Banqiao dam Dai Qing Neil Coleman China floods 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil M. Coleman
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  1. 1.Department of Energy and Earth ResourcesUniversity of Pittsburgh at JohnstownJohnstownUSA

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