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From The Ground Up
Artifacts & Adventures
by Christopher Altmann

Overview


Take a fresh look at metal detecting! Includes hundreds of full-color images of coins and other artifacts, on over 270 glossy pages. While not a detailed "how to" guide, it's a humorous, informative, easy-to-read book, for beginners and experienced detectorists alike. It's also ideal for anyone who just wants to learn more about what we do! This is a perfect fusion of humor, anecdotes, experiences, related topics, opinions and finds—one of those difficult to put down books. You read it, then re-read it, each time discovering a new and fascinating little nugget of information. This is a fantastic addition to your personal library, and makes a great gift, too!

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Description


Learn about coins and relics that are found in the US, including a chapter solely devoted to metal detecting in England. Articles feature full color examples of buttons, buckles, military items, "horsey things," jewelry, toys, transportation artifacts and so much more! Follow Chris and Kim on their many adventures while pursuing metal objects beneath the ground. Along the way, they run into farm animals, weird weather, Mother Nature and odd occurrences. Additional articles discuss the history of metal detectors, beer can collecting, shell and fossil hunting, old houses and beach detecting, as well as personal stories that are relevant to the theme of each chapter.

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About the author


Chris' interest in metal detecting began the day he unearthed an 1817 Large Cent in a forest on his father's property. Since then, he and his wife, Kim, have joined metal detecting clubs in the United States and England. For several years, Chris wrote and designed the online history magazine, "From The Ground Up," which featured stories about Central New York. It was very well-received. In 2012, Chris published the First Edition of his metal detecting book, also titled "From The Ground Up." It is currently in its Fourth Edition and is popular with YouTube metal detecting personalities and others in the hobby. Chris and Kim's participation with metal detecting has grown to include talks and demonstrations to schools, libraries, clubs and other local organizations. They volunteer and donate artifacts to historical societies and museums, so history can be preserved for future generations. Each year the couple travel to England to take part in metal detecting rallies or tours; they have made many lifelong friends in the process. In 2011, Chris donated a rare Roman terret ring to the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes (UK). It is now on display and listed in the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Chris and Kim try to metal detect at least once a week and enjoy interacting with the property owners they meet. They find it gratifying to help residents discover the history of their land and past inhabitants. The Altmanns currently live in the majestic and historic Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York with their Bengal cat, Pixie.
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Book details

Genre:HISTORY

Subgenre:Reference

Language:English

Pages:274

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9781098353940


Overview


Take a fresh look at metal detecting! Includes hundreds of full-color images of coins and other artifacts, on over 270 glossy pages. While not a detailed "how to" guide, it's a humorous, informative, easy-to-read book, for beginners and experienced detectorists alike. It's also ideal for anyone who just wants to learn more about what we do! This is a perfect fusion of humor, anecdotes, experiences, related topics, opinions and finds—one of those difficult to put down books. You read it, then re-read it, each time discovering a new and fascinating little nugget of information. This is a fantastic addition to your personal library, and makes a great gift, too!

Read more

Description


Learn about coins and relics that are found in the US, including a chapter solely devoted to metal detecting in England. Articles feature full color examples of buttons, buckles, military items, "horsey things," jewelry, toys, transportation artifacts and so much more! Follow Chris and Kim on their many adventures while pursuing metal objects beneath the ground. Along the way, they run into farm animals, weird weather, Mother Nature and odd occurrences. Additional articles discuss the history of metal detectors, beer can collecting, shell and fossil hunting, old houses and beach detecting, as well as personal stories that are relevant to the theme of each chapter.

Read more

About the author


Chris' interest in metal detecting began the day he unearthed an 1817 Large Cent in a forest on his father's property. Since then, he and his wife, Kim, have joined metal detecting clubs in the United States and England. For several years, Chris wrote and designed the online history magazine, "From The Ground Up," which featured stories about Central New York. It was very well-received. In 2012, Chris published the First Edition of his metal detecting book, also titled "From The Ground Up." It is currently in its Fourth Edition and is popular with YouTube metal detecting personalities and others in the hobby. Chris and Kim's participation with metal detecting has grown to include talks and demonstrations to schools, libraries, clubs and other local organizations. They volunteer and donate artifacts to historical societies and museums, so history can be preserved for future generations. Each year the couple travel to England to take part in metal detecting rallies or tours; they have made many lifelong friends in the process. In 2011, Chris donated a rare Roman terret ring to the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes (UK). It is now on display and listed in the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Chris and Kim try to metal detect at least once a week and enjoy interacting with the property owners they meet. They find it gratifying to help residents discover the history of their land and past inhabitants. The Altmanns currently live in the majestic and historic Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York with their Bengal cat, Pixie.
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