Within the Stone

Photography

Author: Bill Atkinson

Publisher: Browntrout Pub

ISBN: 0763181897

Category: Photography

Page: 179

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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: Odyssey Books via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1922200832

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A shadow is spreading across the land. Fear will be your downfall. When the Prefects of Redmondis discover that their quick minds and quicker fingers hide secret potential, young thieves Wilt and Higgs find themselves unwilling recruits. Wilt’s ability to sink into others’ thoughts, knowing what action they will take before they do, is both a prized and dangerous gift. 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. As Wilt and Higgs rally their newfound weapons, they discover that the threat to their lives, and their reality, is much greater than they realise.

WITHIN THE STONE

ビル・アトキンソン作品集

Author: ビルアトキンソン

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9784948759596

Category:

Page: 207

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伝説のプログラマー・ビル・アトキンソン初の写真集。HyperCardを作った伝説のプログラマーが自然写真家へと華麗なる転身!色鮮やかで神秘的な鉱物をクローズアップ!最新の印刷技術を使って再現される豊かな色彩世界。日本語解説付き。

Light Within the Stone

Author: William Cotter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781740276702

Category: Australian poetry

Page: 75

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Often, for many people, Life seems to have the hardness of stone, Grey, unresponsive, impenetrable and without meaning. These poems are attempts to find, For one person at least, Beauty and, perhaps, nourishment within that hardness, Sometimes by chipping, Sometimes by striking and, like Moses, Hoping water will flow forth, Sometimes by stooping, Overturning and analysing what lies beneath, Sometimes simply by taking time To admire the play of light and shade over the surface.

Jungle of Stone

The Extraordinary Journey of John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya

Author: William Carlsen

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062407422

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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“Thrilling. …A captivating history of two men who dramatically changed their contemporaries’ view of the past.” — Kirkus (starred review) In 1839 rumors of extraordinary yet baffling stone ruins buried within the unmapped jungles of Central America reached two of the world’s most intrepid travelers. Seized by the reports, American diplomat John Lloyd Stephens and British artist Frederick Catherwood—each already celebrated for their adventures in Egypt, the Holy Land, Greece, and Rome—sailed together out of New York Harbor on an expedition into the forbidding rainforests of present-day Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico. What they found would re-write the West’s understanding of human history. In the tradition of Lost City of Z and In the Kingdom of Ice, former San Francisco Chronicle journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist William Carlsen reveals the unforgettable true story of the discovery of the ancient Maya. Enduring disease, war, and the torments of nature and terrain, Stephens and Catherwood meticulously uncovered and documented the remains of an astonishing civilization that had flourished in the Americas at the same time as classic Greece and Rome—and had been its rival in art, architecture, and power. Their remarkable book about the experience, written by Stephens and illustrated by Catherwood, became a sensation, hailed by Edgar Allen Poe as “perhaps the most interesting book of travel ever published” and recognized today as the birth of American archeology. Most importantly, Stephens and Catherwood were the first to grasp the significance of the Maya remains, recognizing that their antiquity and sophistication overturned the West’s assumptions about the development of civilization. By the time of the flowering of classical Greece (400 B.C.), the Maya were already constructing pyramids and temples around central plazas. Within a few hundred years the structures took on a monumental scale that required millions of man-hours of labor, technical and organizational expertise. Over the next millennium dozens of city-states evolved, each governed by powerful lords, some with populations larger than any city in Europe at the time, and connected by road-like causeways of crushed stone. The Maya developed a cohesive, unified cosmology, an array of common gods, a creation story, and a shared artistic and architectural vision. They created dazzling stucco and stone monuments and bas reliefs, sculpting figures and hieroglyphs with refined artistic skill. At their peak, an estimated ten million people occupied the Maya’s heartland on the Yucatan Peninsula, a region where only half a million now live. And yet, by the time the Spanish reached the “New World,” the classic-era Maya had all but disappeared; they would remain a mystery for the next three hundred years. Today, the tables are turned: the Maya are justly famous, if sometimes misunderstood, while Stephens and Catherwood have been all but forgotten. Based on Carlsen’s rigorous research and his own 1,500-mile journey throughout the Yucatan and Central America, Jungle of Stone is equally a thrilling adventure narrative and a revelatory work of history that corrects our understanding of the Maya and the two remarkable men who set out in 1839 to find them.

ACCOUNT OF EXCAVATIONS W/IN TH

Author: James F. G. S. Bryce,Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781360067599

Category: History

Page: 50

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Stone by Stone

The Magnificent History in New England's Stone Walls

Author: Robert Thorson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780802719201

Category: History

Page: 224

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There once may have been 250,000 miles of stone walls in America's Northeast, stretching farther than the distance to the moon. They took three billion man-hours to build. And even though most are crumbling today, they contain a magnificent scientific and cultural story-about the geothermal forces that formed their stones, the tectonic movements that brought them to the surface, the glacial tide that broke them apart, the earth that held them for so long, and about the humans who built them. Stone walls layer time like Russian dolls, their smallest elements reflecting the longest spans, and Thorson urges us to study them, for each stone has its own story. Linking geological history to the early American experience, Stone by Stone presents a fascinating picture of the land the Pilgrims settled, allowing us to see and understand it with new eyes.

The Shelters of Stone (with Bonus Content)

Earth's Children, Book Five

Author: Jean M. Auel

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307767647

Category: Fiction

Page: 912

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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.

House of Stone

The True Story of a Family Divided in War-torn Zimbabwe

Author: Christina Lamb

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1556527357

Category: History

Page: 290

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Describes the lives of two very different Zimbabweans--Nigel Hough, a wealthy white farmer, and Aqui, his poor black nanny--from the 1970s to 2002, focusing how both were affected by Zimbabwe's brutal civil war and its aftermath.

Son of Stone

A Stone Barrington Novel

Author: Stuart Woods

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451236351

Category: Fiction

Page: 391

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Stone Barrington knows everything there is to know about the city he loves, but he's about to learn something new about himself. Available in a tall Premium Edition.

A Stone for Sascha

Author: Aaron Becker

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763665967

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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A young girl, still reeling from her dog's death, finds solace while picking up stones on the beach during her family's vacation.

The Stone Gate

Poetry from Within the Heart

Author: Steven J. Peitz

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781432792510

Category:

Page: 101

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Inspirations of God Within the Heart Spiritual inspiration resides in each of us-the common thread that unites us all. The inspiration is the Root and Source-God's love planted within our hearts. As we look closely within and search our souls to discover what God provides, we develop a spiritual relationship guided by His Truth. This rich selection of poems will open the doorway to that discovery and help you follow the path God has laid out before you.

Stones from the River

Author: Ursula Hegi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439144761

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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From the acclaimed author of Floating in My Mother’s Palm and Children and Fire, a stunning story about ordinary people living in extraordinary times—“epic, daring, magnificent, the product of a defining and mesmerizing vision” (Los Angeles Times). Trudi Montag is a Zwerg—a dwarf—short, undesirable, different, the voice of anyone who has ever tried to fit in. Eventually she learns that being different is a secret that all humans share—from her mother who flees into madness, to her friend Georg whose parents pretend he’s a girl, to the Jews Trudi harbors in her cellar. Ursula Hegi brings us a timeless and unforgettable story in Trudi and a small town, weaving together a profound tapestry of emotional power, humanity, and truth.

Seeing David in the Stone

Find and Seize Great Opportunities Using 12 Actions Mastered by 70 Highly Successful Leaders

Author: James B. Swartz,Joseph E. Swartz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780977945658

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 189

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Masterfully answers three timeless questions: How did some people find and seize the great opportunities of their times? What can we learn from them to help us find and seize great opportunities? How did innovative leaders help organizations find and seize great opportunities? The successes and failures of great leaders including Gates, Einstein, Michelangelo, Edison, Winfrey, Da Vinci, Curie, Smith, and Galileo are used to explain the actions on the path to greatness. Original.

Ureteral Stone Management

A Practical Approach

Author: Sutchin R. Patel,Stephen Y. Nakada

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319087924

Category: Medical

Page: 220

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With the rising incidence of urolithiasis, the management of ureteral stones continues to become a larger component of urologic practice. Though almost all urologists deal with ureteral stones, there have been many recent improvements in instrumentation and adjunctive equipment as well as improvements in imaging and the data we can obtain from radiologic imaging in order to guide stone management. Newer topics such as how to limit radiation exposure to both the patient and the urologist, the accuracy and limitations of low-dose computed tomography as well as a review of the most recent studies will be covered in this book. The purpose of this book is to provide a complete updated roadmap to treating ureteral stones, from early management decisions from information found on radiologic studies to adjusting to intra-operative challenges.

Entering the Stone

On Caves and Feeling Through the Dark

Author: Barbara Hurd

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820331539

Category: Nature

Page: 170

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In this exhilarating work, Barbara Hurd explores some of the most extraordinary places on earth, from sacred caves in India to secret caves in Arizona. With passionately informed prose, Hurd makes these strange dark spaces come to light, illuminating the natural history and spiritual territory of caves as powerfully as Kathleen Norris portrayed the Dakotas. Entering the Stone provides an awe-inducing tour through a fragile and beautiful subterranean world.

Words of Stone

Author: Kevin Henkes

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062284681

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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Blaze Werla is having a typical summer. He lives in the country with his father and grandmother. He spends his days alone, wandering around the hill beside his home. Then the message appears on the side of the hill. And Blaze's summer suddenly takes a turn toward the mysterious. By the time Blaze meets Joselle Stark, the unexpected seems almost normal.

Cutting for Stone

Author: Abraham Verghese

Publisher: Random House India

ISBN: 8184001754

Category: Fiction

Page: 556

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Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance and bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles—and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.

Children of the Stone

The Power of Music in a Hard Land

Author: Sandy Tolan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408853051

Category: History

Page: 480

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Children of the Stone is the unlikely story of Ramzi Hussein Aburedwan, a boy from a Palestinian refugee camp in Ramallah who confronts the occupying army, gets an education, masters an instrument, dreams of something much bigger than himself, and then inspires scores of others to work with him to make that dream a reality. That dream is of a music school in the midst of a refugee camp in Ramallah, a school that will transform the lives of thousands of children through music. Daniel Barenboim, the Israeli musician and music director of La Scala in Milan and the Berlin Opera, is among those who help Ramzi realize his dream. He has played with Ramzi frequently, at chamber music concerts in Al-Kamandjati, the school Ramzi worked so hard to build, and in the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra that Barenboim founded with the late Palestinian intellectual, Edward Said. Children of the Stone is a story about music, freedom and conflict; determination and vision. It's a vivid portrait of life amid checkpoints and military occupation, a growing movement of nonviolent resistance, the past and future of musical collaboration across the Israeli-Palestinian divide, and the potential of music to help children see new possibilities for their lives. Above all, Children of the Stone chronicles the journey of Ramzi Aburedwan, and how he worked against the odds to create something lasting and beautiful in a war-torn land.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery E-Book

An Objective-Based Textbook

Author: Jonathan Pedlar,John W. Frame

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702040193

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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This title has been authored by practitioners working primarily in the UK. This textbook of oral and maxillofacial surgery is directed at dentists in training and newly qualified practitioners. The book aims to provide the theoretical background to a range of common procedures to assist in the DEVELOPMENT OF SKILLS required in diagnosis, treatment planning, and active surgical and postoperative management. The book has been prepared by a variety of authors, all of whom have extensive experience in undergraduate and postgraduate education in oral and maxillofacial surgery and whose views represent those of UK mainstream dental schools. New edition of a highly successful ‘skills based’ textbook on oral and maxillofacial surgery, liberally illustrated in full colour Ideal subject coverage for those who are, or who will become, general dental practitioners, i.e. comprehensive coverage of diagnosis and oral surgery with a discussion of with maxillofacial surgery suitable for the early years of training Clear identification of conditions and procedures suitable for the general dental practitioner, and of those requiring referral Procedures clearly illustrated when routinely carried out in general practice Learning objectives, lists of assumed knowledge and summary boxes provided to make learning easier Ideal as a ‘dip in’ book for using in parallel with lectures and ‘small group’ learning, or in relation to specific patients seen Increased used of self-assessment material, particularly in the chapters on diagnosis and medically compromised patients Reshaped chapters on pathological conditions of the oral mucosa and bone, as well as the use of biopsy as an investigative tool New discussion about cleft lip and palate New section on osteonecrosis of the jaws, associated with bisphosphonate medication, and on infection with methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus