Within the Stone


Author: Bill Atkinson

Publisher: Browntrout Pub

ISBN: 0763181897

Category: Photography

Page: 179

View: 4917


Mac guru Bill Atkinson shoots pictures of cut and polished rock slabs, transmuting them into masterpieces of "found" art with his high-resolution scanning camera and innovative color management techniques. For "Within the Stone," Atkinson picks 72 rock images for their evocative painterly qualities. Seven eminent poets and science writers, including Diane Ackerman and John Horgan, take turns responding to each image as a dream, landscape, seduction, or excogitative stimulus. In an appendix, three mineralogists describe each specimen's provenience, geological setting, and mineral composition. "A beautiful work of art." "Gems & Gemology." "Abstract masterpieces." "Popular Photography." "Revelations of the inner beauty of rocks." "PC Photo" "High tech meets timeless beauty." "Lapidary Journal." "Apple's soft ware star turns his code into art." "Macworld" Winner of 2004 Gold Ink Award, American Photo Best Photo Book of 2004

The Blood Within the Stone

Author: T. R. Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781922200822

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8645


The Nine Sisters of Redmondis have sensed a growing threat, and search for the one who can control the power of the blood within the stone. But even their sinister plots are nothing compared to the force that controls them.

The Time Stone

Author: Jeffrey Estrella

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304650162

Category: Fiction

Page: 510

View: 9723


A group of unlikely heroes from the opposite sides of the track embarks on the most ultimate human adventure surrounding an ancient alien transportation device. The four main characters travel through time in search of answers and a way home but end up making a difference in terms of helping to solve an age old mystery and avert a disaster in the future from occurring. They learn a lot about themselves in the process.

The Lightstone

Author: L.K. Wilson Jr.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469730960

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 7518


An evil force arises twice every hundred years. A young man has his destiny forced upon him to fight this evil power. Brey is the last of the Turjim, the human warrior the fights by the good wizard's side, Halloc. Halloc is loyal to the king, but a higher purpose controls his thoughts. Halloc must take young boy and turn him into a man in less than three days. He needs the help of more humans. The life of Brey unfolds. It almost crumbles when his father is murdered. It reaches new heights when he meets a pretty servant girl at the royal castle. Questions fill his mind, but with each new answer comes another thousand questions. Who murdered his father? How did his mother die? What secret does his best friends, Stik and Prat, hide from everyone? What curse does the royal family hide? How can a young boy become a man in three days? The wizard gives Brey the Lightstone, the one talisman that can vanquish the evil wizard forever. It can conquer any wizard. Five humans and a wizard set out on their quest. The journey is full of surprises. There is truth within lies, and deceit amid sincerity, love fed by hate, and serpent's venom within a dove's tear. Their lives will never be the same, if they live at all. Among them is a wizard killer.

The Lazarus Stone, the Evil Within

Author: Cameron Schultz,Melissa Schultz

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 160860067X

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8711


The Lazarus Stone: The Evil Within takes readers on an action-packed thrill ride that begins over a thousand years ago and winds through the halls of todays Vatican. In a new twist on the supernatural and the immortal, a religious war thats raged for centuries is being fought by the Hunters and the Dark Ones. Bred during the time of the Crusades, the existence of these immortals is a dark secret the Vatican is trying desperately to hide. The last few Hunters work outside the law, fighting against the evil that the Vatican accidentally unleashed upon the world. In the Bible, Lazarus was raised by Gods hand. In this book, the stone upon which Lazarus arose absorbed Gods power and was found to have healing properties. In a time of need, the Vatican used the stone to raise its knights back from the dead, but there were unforeseen consequences. Readers will be glued until the final page. In their debut novel,

Building Stone Decay

From Diagnosis to Conservation

Author: Richard Přikryl,Bernard J. Smith,Geological Society of London

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862392182

Category: Science

Page: 330

View: 5427


“Beyond the Horizon”

Author: John H. Whalen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479750840

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

View: 4498


Beyond the Horizon is about a young man's search for himself and his purpose in life. The book takes place in the future after a nuclear holocaust was released upon the world. After the death of his mother, Jessica, Miles goes in search of his father, John, who had not returned to their village after several years. He starts out his adventure with his large dog, A-len. Miles rescues the beautiful Sara from some grotesque man-creatures. While exploring this primordial world, they have many adventures which include evil shape-shifters, witches that practice the dark arts, monster rats, and the dreaded demon beasts. As they travel on together, Sara and Miles become very close and Miles begins to have feelings that he doesn't understand. They also learn to continue to seek what is Beyond the Horizon.

Late Stone Age Hunters of the British Isles

Author: Christopher Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134908857

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 9802


For 7,000 years after the last ice age, the people of the British Isles subsisted by hunting wild game and gathering fruits of the forest and foreshore. Belonging to the late Upper Palaelithic and Mesolithic periods, these hunter-gatherers have hitherto been viewed mainly in terms of stone tool typologies. late Stone Age Hunters of the British Isles departs from this conventional approach, reassessing the archaeological evidence and placing it within a wider ecological and geographical context. This well illustrated study, which includes case studies, maps and photographs, provides a balanced approach to the study of a period that demands multi-disciplinary treatment. It outlines a range of considerations that have a bearing on the study of early societies in the British Isles, and also forms a useful guide to communiites themselves as represented by known archaeological sites.

The Awakened Ones

Phenomenology of Visionary Experience

Author: Gananath Obeyesekere

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231527306

Category: Religion

Page: 672

View: 540


While a rational consciousness grasps many truths, Gananath Obeyesekere believes an even richer knowledge is possible through a bold confrontation with the stuff of visions and dreams. Spanning both Buddhist and European forms of visionary experience, he fearlessly pursues the symbolic, nonrational depths of such phenomena, reawakening the intuitive, creative impulses that power greater understanding. Throughout his career, Obeyesekere has combined psychoanalysis and anthropology to illuminate the relationship between personal symbolism and religious experience. In this book, he begins with Buddha's visionary trances wherein, over the course of four hours, he witnesses hundreds of thousands of his past births and eons of world evolution, renewal, and disappearance. He then connects this fracturing of empirical and visionary time to the realm of space, considering the experience of a female Christian penitent, who stares devotedly at a tiny crucifix only to see the space around it expand to mirror Christ's suffering. Obeyesekere follows the unconscious motivations underlying rapture, the fantastical consumption of Christ's body and blood, and body mutilation and levitation, bridging medieval Catholicism and the movements of early modern thought as reflected in William Blake's artistic visions and poetic dreams. He develops the term "dream-ego" through a discussion of visionary journeys, Carl Jung's and Sigmund Freud's scientific dreaming, and the cosmic and erotic dream-visions of New Age virtuosos, and he defines the parameters of a visionary mode of knowledge that provides a more elastic understanding of truth. A career-culminating work, this volume translates the epistemology of Hindu and Buddhist thinkers for western audiences while revitalizing western philosophical and scientific inquiry.

The Lore Adventure

Author: James Fletcher

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595229190

Category: Fiction

Page: 404

View: 6029


Noctumba has to be stopped. His unbridled powers and quest to control the earth are altering the world's energies and upsetting nature's balance. Only one can challenge Noctumba and prevent the ruin. Kintu is the chosen one but he is just beginning to learn about the Regions of Influence—the forces of nature. The Inner Kingdom is desperate and the Lore elders must guide Kintu through his time of Molta—his time of maturing, and help him realize his special powers and abilities. Kintu must draw his strength from the Influence, confront Noctumba and take away his power. But Noctumba is not alone; he has recruited others and Kintu is lost as to whom he can trust. The young Lore, alone, faces a challenge beyond his imagination.Noctumba has to be stopped. His unbridled powers and quest to control the earth are altering the world's energies and upsetting nature's balance. Only one can challenge Noctumba and prevent the ruin. Kintu is the chosen one but he is just beginning to learn about the Regions of Influence—the forces of nature. The Inner Kingdom is desperate and the Lore elders must guide Kintu through his time of Molta—his time of maturing, and help him realize his special powers and abilities. Kintu must draw his strength from the Influence, confront Noctumba and take away his power. But Noctumba is not alone; he has recruited others and Kintu is lost as to whom he can trust. The young Lore, alone, faces a challenge beyond his imagination.

Handbook of sol-gel science and technology. 3. Applications of sol-gel technology

Author: Sumio Sakka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402079689

Category: Ceramic materials

Page: 791

View: 9896


Since Dr. Disiich of Germany prepared a glass lens by the sol-gel method around 1970, sol-gel science and technology has continued to develop. Since then this field has seen remarkable technical developments as well as a broadening of the applications of sol-gel science and technology. There is a growing need for a comprehensive reference that treats both the fundamentals and the applications, and this is the aim of "Handbook of Sol-Gel Science and Technology."The primary purpose of sol-gel science and technology is to produce materials, active and non-active including optical, electronic, chemical, sensor, bio- and structural materials. This means that sol-gel science and technology is related to all kinds of manufacturing industries. Thus Volume 1, "Sol-Gel Processing," is devoted to general aspects of processing. Newly developed materials such as organic-inorganic hybrids, photonic crystals, ferroelectric coatings, photocatalysts will be covered. Topics in this volume include: Volume 2, "Characterization of Sol-Gel Materials and Products, "highlights the important fact that useful materials are only produced when characterization is tied to processing. Furthermore, characterization is essential to the understanding of nanostructured materials, and sol-gel technology is a most important technology in this new field. Since nanomaterials display their functional property based on their nano- and micro-structure, "characterization" is very important. Topics found in Volume 2 include: Sol-gel technology is a versatile technology, making it possible to produce a wide variety of materials and to provide existing substances with novel properties. This technology was applied to producingnovel materials, for example organic-inorganic hybrids, which are quite difficult to make by other fabricating techniques, and it was also applied to producing materials based on high temperature superconducting oxides. "Applications of Sol-Gel Technology," (Volume 3), will cover applications such as:

Hades' Daughter

Book One of The Troy Game

Author: Sara Douglass

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429911646

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 3772


Ancient Greece: A place where the gods hold mortal life cheap, mere playthings to amuse, delight, and abuse at their will. But those puny mortals are not wholly devoid of power and at the core of their fabulous city-states lies the Labyrinth, where they can shape the powers of the heavens to their own design. When Theseus entered the Labyrinth and came away with the prize of freedom and his beloved Adrianne, Mistress of the Labyrinth, his future seemed assured... Until he abandoned her for the unforgivable sin of bearing him only a daughter, and the world seemed to change. From that day forward, all the Labyrinths in the ancient world started to decay. It slowly became clear that power was fading from the city-states. Was it the natural decline that comes to all cultures or was it because the power of the Labyrinth had been corrupted by a woman spurned? A hundred years pass--Troy has fallen and the Trojans are a scattered and humbled people. The warrior Brutus is of the line of kings and gods. He wears the golden kingship bands of Troy proudly--but they are his only mementos of a former glory, for he is a man without a country and is left little else but pride and a memory of the latent power that he could wield if but given a chance. When he receives a god-sent vision of a distant shore where he can rebuild the ancient kingdom, he will move heaven and earth to reach his destiny. Ever eastward he is drawn, to a lovely and mystical green land that offers him a haven--and a dream of power and conquest. Nothing will deter him... not even the entreaties of the young princess whom he took as his wife and bedded against her will. First her hatred--and now her love--torment and bind him. She is the only one who realizes the danger he is stepping into, and she will do anything to save him... and his son, whom she carries in her womb. For in the mists of Albion there lies a woman of power--a woman who has used her siren call to cloud Brutus's mind and has her own reasons for luring the warrior to these lush shores.... She is the long-descended granddaughter of Adrianne, and she has in her heart a hatred that has been passed down for generations. Her plans for Brutus will enact a revenge that could destroy the gods themselves. s20If Brutus makes the journey successfully, it will be the next step in the Game of the Labyrinth and might start a complicated contest of wills that could span centuries.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Limestone in the Built Environment

Present-day Challenges for the Preservation of the Past

Author: Bernard J. Smith

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862392946

Category: Science

Page: 257

View: 6752


Limestone is a highly successful and widely used building material, found in many important historic buildings and new monuments around the world. Whilst its success reflects its durability under a wide range of environmental conditions, there are still important questions surrounding the selection, use and conservation of build-ing limestones. In order to make best use of new limestone today, and to conserve old limestone most effectively, we need to bring modern research methods to bear on understanding the characteris-tics of different limestones, what mortars to use, and how key lime-stones have responded to polluted atmospheres. This volume brings together recent inter-disciplinary research on these issues, illustrating the diversity of innovative techniques that are now be-ing applied to furthering our understanding of building limestones.

The Tomb

Author: H. Lovecraft

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5457675122

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6513


"The Tomb" tells of Jervas Dudley, a self-confessed day-dreamer. While still a child, he discovers the entrance to a mausoleum, belonging to the family Hyde, whose nearby family mansion had burnt down many years previously. The entrance to the mausoleum is padlocked and slightly ajar. Jervas attempts to break the padlock, but is unable. Dispirited, he takes to sleeping beside the tomb. Eventually, inspired by reading Plutarch's Lives, Dudley decides to patiently wait until it is his time to gain entrance to the tomb.

Campbell-Walsh Urology 10th Edition Review E-Book

Author: W. Scott McDougal,Alan J. Wein,Louis R. Kavoussi,Andrew C. Novick,Alan W. Partin,Craig A. Peters,Parvati Ramchandani

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455723177

Category: Medical

Page: 704

View: 9028


Master the full range of colorectal procedures performed today with Atlas of Surgical Techniques for the Colon, Rectum, and Anus. In this volume in the Surgical Techniques Atlas Series, top authorities provide expert, step-by-step guidance on surgery of the large bowel, rectum, and anus - including both open and closed approaches for many procedures - to help you expand your repertoire and hone your clinical skills. Rely on definitive, expert guidance from the same respected authorities that made Campbell-Walsh Urology the most trusted clinical reference source in the field. Assess and deepen your understanding of key information with answers and rationales for more than 2,800 board-style multiple-choice study questions. Over 2,800 board-style multiple-choice questions provide a realistic simulation of the actual board experience. Deepen your grasp of critical concepts by studying supporting pathology and radiologic images and understanding their correlation to key points. Benefit from the consistency of all questions, answers, and rationales re-written by a single author. Measure your proficiency with interactive self-assessment questions online. Get the most from your board prep by pairing this review with its parent text, Campbell-Walsh Urology, for detailed explanations and an enhanced learning experience.

New Stone Architecture

Author: David Dernie

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 1856693120

Category: Architecture, Modern

Page: 240

View: 1481


A discussion of stone construction and the nature of stone as a material. Aimed at practising architects and students, this study describes the new technologies that make the new stone forms possible. This is followed by 33 case studies from around the world.

The Shelters of Stone (with Bonus Content)

Earth's Children, Book Five

Author: Jean M. Auel

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307767647

Category: Fiction

Page: 912

View: 5392


This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content: • An exclusive preview chapter from Jean M. Auel’s The Land of Painted Caves, on sale in hardcover March 29, 2011 • An Earth’s Children® series sampler including free chapters from the other books in Jean M. Auel’s bestselling series • A Q&A with the author about the Earth’s Children® series The Shelters of Stone opens as Ayla and Jondalar, along with their animal friends, Wolf, Whinney, and Racer, complete their epic journey across Europe and are greeted by Jondalar’s people: the Zelandonii. The people of the Ninth Cave of the Zelandonii fascinate Ayla. Their clothes, customs, artifacts, even their homes—formed in great cliffs of vertical limestone—are a source of wonder to her. And in the woman Zelandoni, the spiritual leader of the Ninth Cave (and the one who initiated Jondalar into the Gift of Pleasure), she meets a fellow healer with whom to share her knowledge and skills. But as Ayla and Jondalar prepare for the formal mating at the Summer Meeting, there are difficulties. Not all the Zelandonii are welcoming. Some fear Ayla’s unfamiliar ways and abhor her relationship with those they call flatheads and she calls Clan. Some even oppose her mating with Jondalar, and make their displeasure known. Ayla has to call on all her skills, intelligence, knowledge, and instincts to find her way in this complicated society, to prepare for the birth of her child, and to decide whether she will accept new challenges and play a significant role in the destiny of the Zelandonii. Jean Auel is at her very best in this superbly textured creation of a prehistoric society. The Shelters of Stone is a sweeping story of love and danger, with all the wonderful detail—based on meticulous research— that makes her novels unique. It is a triumphant continuation of the Earth’s Children® saga that began with The Clan of the Cave Bear. And it includes an amazing rhythmic poem that describes the birth of Earth’s Children and plays its own role in the narrative of The Shelters of Stone.