Stone by Stone

The Magnificent History in New England's Stone Walls

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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.

Cutting for Stone

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Author: Abraham Verghese

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030727134X

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Over One Million Copies Sold. National Bestseller. 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, 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.

Stone by Stone

Exploring Ancient Sites on the Canadian Plains, Second Edition

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Author: Liz Bryan

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 1772030503

Category: History

Page: 176

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Stone by Stone takes readers on a fascinating journey across the short-grass prairie of southern Alberta and Saskatchewan in search of tangible evidence of the region’s ancient past—a civilization dating back at least twelve thousand years. In this revised and updated edition of her one-of-a-kind guidebook, author Liz Bryan explores archaeological sites that are accessible to today’s inquisitive travellers and provides enough detailed information, striking photographs, maps, and illustrations to satisfy any armchair archaeologist. With riveting insight and clarity, Bryan presents the stone effigies, cairns, medicine wheels, buffalo jumps, rock art, and remains of settlements scattered across this vast prairie, creating an invaluable resource for anyone who wishes to navigate these ancient sites and understand their significance.

Stone by Stone

Exploring Ancient Sites on the Canadian Plains, Second Edition

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Author: Liz Bryan

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 1772030503

Category: History

Page: 176

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Stone by Stone takes readers on a fascinating journey across the short-grass prairie of southern Alberta and Saskatchewan in search of tangible evidence of the region’s ancient past—a civilization dating back at least twelve thousand years. In this revised and updated edition of her one-of-a-kind guidebook, author Liz Bryan explores archaeological sites that are accessible to today’s inquisitive travellers and provides enough detailed information, striking photographs, maps, and illustrations to satisfy any armchair archaeologist. With riveting insight and clarity, Bryan presents the stone effigies, cairns, medicine wheels, buffalo jumps, rock art, and remains of settlements scattered across this vast prairie, creating an invaluable resource for anyone who wishes to navigate these ancient sites and understand their significance.

Stone by Stone

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Author: Linda Whittenberg

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 152552996X

Category: Poetry

Page: 138

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Late in his life, Carl Jung began to build a castle on the shores of Lake Zurich. Into the stones of the castle’s walls he carved symbols, images, and words significant to his own inner journey. When the first tower was complete, he spent long periods of time there in reflection, contemplating images from myths, dreams, art, as well as words from sacred texts. Much like the stones Jung used to build his castle, the poems in this collection have personal meaning and significance to the author, representing aspects of the life she has built. Heartfelt and beautiful, Stone by Stone is a collection of poems that depict the author’s different experiences and thoughts, and the personalities she has met along her life’s journey. It creates an invitation for reflection. In this collection of poems, you might just find a few stones that can be incorporated into the tower you are building; the one in which you will live your truest life.

Sermons in Stone

The Stone Walls of New England and New York

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Author: Susan Allport

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393312027

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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A history of stone wall construction traces significant eras and structures from the Ice Age to the present, assessing how stone wall building has been shaped by influences ranging from slavery and territorial disputes to immigration and suburbanization, in a chronicle complemented by evocative ink drawings. Original.

By Stone, by Blade, by Fire

A Barbara Holloway Mystery

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Author: Kate Wilhelm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781622050123

Category: Fundamentalist churches

Page: 350

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The case against young Travis Morgan is simple: he walked into his father's house and shot the man at his desk in front of two witnesses. The fact that the murdered man was not his father is immaterial: he still killed a man in cold blood. Although he admits to a passionate hatred and fear of his father, Travis swears he is innocent. This is the case attorney Barbara Holloway is presented with. The trouble is she believes Travis, even though the eyewitness accounts appear irrefutable. As Barbara digs deeper, the case explodes into a dangerous conspiracy, causing Frank, Barbara's father and part-time associate, to hire a bodyguard to protect her.

Exploring Stone Walls

A Field Guide to New England's Stone Walls

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Author: Robert Thorson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780802719263

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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The only field guide to stone walls in the Northeast. Exploring Stone Walls is like being in Thorson's geology classroom, as he presents the many clues that allow you to determine any wall's history, age, and purpose. Thorson highlights forty-five places to see interesting and noteworthy walls, many of which are in public parks and preserves, from Acadia National Park in Maine to the South Fork of Long Island. Visit the tallest stone wall (Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island), the most famous (Robert Frost's mending wall in Derry, New Hampshire), and many more. This field guide will broaden your horizons and deepen your appreciation of New England's rural history.

Stone Upon Stone

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Author: Wieslaw Mysliwski

Publisher: Archipelago

ISBN: 0914671022

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

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A masterpiece of postwar Polish literature, Stone Upon Stone is Wieslaw Mysliwski's grand epic in the rural tradition — a profound and irreverent stream of memory cutting through the rich and varied terrain of one man’s connection to the land, to his family and community, to women, to tradition, to God, to death, and to what it means to be alive. Wise and impetuous, plainspoken and compassionate Szymek, recalls his youth in their village, his time as a guerrilla soldier, as a wedding official, barber, policeman, lover, drinker, and caretaker for his invalid brother. Filled with interwoven stories and voices, by turns hilarious and moving, Szymek’s narrative exudes the profound wisdom of one who has suffered, yet who loves life to the very core.

Like Water on Stone

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Author: Dana Walrath

Publisher: Ember

ISBN: 038574398X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

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Shahen, a youth who dreams of moving to New York, his twin Sosi, who never wants to leave her home, and their little sister, Miriam, flee the horrifying Armenian genocide of 1915 and struggle for survival in the aftermath of their parents' deaths. Simultaneous eBook.

Natural Stone

A Guide to Selection

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Author: Frederick Bradley,Studio Marmo (Florence, Italy)

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393730289

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

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Shows various types of building stone and provides information on characteristics, source locations, and availability

Crossing Stones

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Author: Helen Frost

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 1466896353

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 192

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Maybe you won't rock a cradle, Muriel. Some women seem to prefer to rock the boat. Eighteen-year-old Muriel Jorgensen lives on one side of Crabapple Creek. Her family's closest friends, the Normans, live on the other. For as long as Muriel can remember, the families' lives have been intertwined, connected by the crossing stones that span the water. But now that Frank Norman—who Muriel is just beginning to think might be more than a friend—has enlisted to fight in World War I and her brother, Ollie, has lied about his age to join him, the future is uncertain. As Muriel tends to things at home with the help of Frank's sister, Emma, she becomes more and more fascinated by the women's suffrage movement, but she is surrounded by people who advise her to keep her opinions to herself. How can she find a way to care for those she loves while still remaining true to who she is? Written in beautifully structured verse, Crossing Stones captures nine months in the lives of two resilient families struggling to stay together and cross carefully, stone by stone, into a changing world.

Son of Stone

A Stone Barrington Novel

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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.

Satire on Stone

The Political Cartoons of Joseph Keppler

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Author: Richard Samuel West

Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chromolithography

Page: 465

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Gathers political cartoons by the nineteenth century American satirist, briefly traces Keppler's career, and discusses the background of his work

Blood from Stone

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Author: Frances Fyfield

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062301861

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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A twisting tale of suspense—perfect for fans of Linda Fairstein. When the body of a successful criminal lawyer is found outside a chic London hotel, it looks like a suicide. For those who knew her, the woman's death is a shock—Marianne Shearer was at the pinnacle of her career, wealthy and stylish—but for the police, the case is open-and-shut. There's something strange about the circumstances, though, something that prompts her colleague Peter Friel to dig deeper. Little by little, he discovers that things are not as they seem. In her final days, Marianne appears to have left a series of small, almost imperceptible clues—clues that point to a far more sinister truth.

Stone by Stone

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Author: Linda Whittenberg

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525529986

Category: Poetry

Page: 134

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Late in his life, Carl Jung began to build a castle on the shores of Lake Zurich. Into the stones of the castle’s walls he carved symbols, images, and words significant to his own inner journey. When the first tower was complete, he spent long periods of time there in reflection, contemplating images from myths, dreams, art, as well as words from sacred texts. Much like the stones Jung used to build his castle, the poems in this collection have personal meaning and significance to the author, representing aspects of the life she has built. Heartfelt and beautiful, Stone by Stone is a collection of poems that depict the author’s different experiences and thoughts, and the personalities she has met along her life’s journey. It creates an invitation for reflection. In this collection of poems, you might just find a few stones that can be incorporated into the tower you are building; the one in which you will live your truest life.

Building with Stone

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Author: Charles McRaven

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780690018790

Category: Building, Stone

Page: 207

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Learn the art and craft of creating stone structures with McRaven's building instructions and his underlying philosophy that careful craftsmanship and time well spent during construction will repay itself many times over.

Not Written in Stone

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Author: Kyle Ward

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 145961772X

Category:

Page: 432

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Kyle Ward's celebrated History in the Making struck a chord among readers of popular history. ''Interesting and useful,'' according to Booklist, the book ''convincingly illustrates how texts change as social and political attitudes evolve.'' With excerpts from history textbooks that span two hundred years, History in the Making looks at the different ways textbooks from different eras present the same historical events. Not Written in Stone offers an abridged and annotated version of History in the Making specifically designed for classroom use. In each section, Ward provides an overview, questions for discussions and analysis, and then a fascinating chronological sampling of textbook excerpts which reveal the fascinating differences between different textbooks over time. An exciting new teaching tool, Not Written In Stone is destined to become a touchstone of classroom teaching about the American past.