Looking for the book featured in the May 1, 2015 column by Bill Clark in the Columbia Daily Tribune?
Be among the first to order a copy, and you’ll save 20 percent. Your price is $16.00—that’s a savings of $4 off the cover price of $20.00. Select from three delivery options: Pick up at an event (Release Party, date posted soon), pick up at the Compass Flower Press office, or ship. You will be notified by email immediately when books are in hand.
Pick it up at an event (date to be announced) or at Compass Flower Press office at 315 Bernadette Drive, Suite 3, Columbia, MO 65203. Cost: $16.
Or have it shipped to you directly for $20, plus tax and shipping.
So what’s From Melon Fields to Moon Rocks about?
Charles W. Gehrke was unflinching. Determined. Persistent.
He grew up among the poorest of the poor, yet carried only happy memories of those early years. Out of necessity he learned the value of hard work, as he and his brother helped support their family even as children — but he never complained and never stopped working until his final days on this earth.
He learned the importance of family, also at a tender age. They looked out for each other and stayed close all their lives.
Later, Charles’ own family always came first, even as he rose to the top of his profession, recognized around the world for his pioneering scientific techniques and forward, visionary thinking — modeling and promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and shared instrumentation long before those now commonplace tenets were on the radar of most scientists.
Charles was chosen by NASA to examine lunar samples, searching for signs of live, and in the midst of it all, launched an entrepreneurial effort resulting in ABC Labs, a company that has grown and thrived for 40 years and employs more than 300 people.
This book, From Melon Fields to Moon Rocks, is about his life, the adventurous life of a biochemist and entrepreneur.
Published by Yolanda Ciolli’s firm, Compass Flower Press, and designed by Ginny Book, the book will be released in September 2015, but you can reserve your copy now and be the first to get From Melon Fields to Moon Rocks.