From Sand and Ash

Author: Amy Harmon

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 9781503939325

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Italy, 1943--Germany occupies much of the country, placing the Jewish population in grave danger during World War II. As children, Eva Rosselli and Angelo Bianco were raised like family but divided by circumstance and religion. As the years go by, the two find themselves falling in love. But the church calls to Angelo and, despite his deep feelings for Eva, he chooses the priesthood. Now, more than a decade later, Angelo is a Catholic priest and Eva is a woman with nowhere to turn. With the Gestapo closing in, Angelo hides Eva within the walls of a convent, where Eva discovers she is just one of many Jews being sheltered by the Catholic Church. But Eva can't quietly hide, waiting for deliverance, while Angelo risks everything to keep her safe. With the world at war and so many in need, Angelo and Eva face trial after trial, choice after agonizing choice, until fate and fortune finally collide, leaving them with the most difficult decision of all.

Sand and Sandstone

Author: F. J. Pettijohn,P. E. Potter,R. Siever

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461599741

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This book is the outgrowth of a week-long conference on sandstone organized by the authors, first held at Banff, Alberta, in 1964 under the auspices of the Alberta Association of Petroleum Geologists and the University of Alberta, and again, in 1965, at Bloomington, Indiana, under the sponsorship of the Indiana Geological Survey and the Department of Geology, Indiana University. A 2- page syllabus was prepared for the second conference and published by the Indiana Geological Survey. Continuing interest in and demand for the syllabus prompted us to update and expand its contents. The result is this book. We hope this work will be useful as a text or supplementary text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in sedimentation, sedimentary petrology, or general petrology and perhaps will be helpful to the teachers of such courses. Though we have focussed on sandstones we have necessarily included much of interest to students of all sediments. We hope also that it will be a useful reference work for the professional geologist, especially those concerned with petroleum, ground-water, and economic geology either in industry or government. Because the subject is so closely tied to surface processes it may also be of interest to geo morphologists and engineers who deal with beaches and rivers where sand is in transit.

Frontiers of Energy, Materials and Information Engineering

Author: Jimmy Chih Ming Kao,Wen Pei Sung,Ran Chen

Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd

ISBN: 3038266612

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1960

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Collection of Selected, Peer Reviewed Papers from the 2014 International Conference on Frontiers of Energy, Materials and Information Engineering (ICFMEI 2014), August 21-22, 2014, Hong Kong. The 411 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Materials and Chemical Engineering and Technologies, Chapter 2: Power, Energy and Thermal Engineering, Environmental and Safety Engineering, Chapter 3: Civil and Building Engineering, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Chapter 4: Mechatronics, Measurement and Detection, Control and Automation, Mechanics Applications, Chapter 5: Computer, Communication, Information, Algorithms and Numerical Methods of Data Processing Engineering, Chapter 6: Urban and City Development, Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Chapter 7: New Technologies in Education and Sports, Chapter 8: Engineering Management, Production Management, Business and Economics.

The Legend of Bohemian Glass

A Thousand Years of Glassmaking in the Heart of Europe

Author: Antonín Langhamer

Publisher: Tigris

ISBN: 8086062112

Category: Art

Page: 294

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In this book, Antonín Langhamer brings to life the whole depth and breadth of Czech glass achievement. The book covers its entire history, not only artistic, but technical, economic and commercial. His exhaustive glossary at the back is more than just a place to look up terms, but an illuminating narrative on every aspect of glass, from ancient times to the present. The work is illustrated with lush photographs created by outstanding photographers who specialise in capturing the breathtaking beauty unique to glass. In Langhamer's narratives on early times, readers will find fascinating parallels with the behaviour of modern people, nations and industries. Despite its early origins, Bohemian glass took considerable time to reach prominence. Beginning in obscurity, Bohemian glassmakers produced wares that for a long time were good, but not exceptional. Bohemia's history has been turbulent, and readers can draw inspiration from the ingenuity and persistence of those glassmakers who succeeded against overwhelming odds. While World War II was raging, in the midst of shortages of every imaginable material and fuel, a Czech entrepreneur built himself a little glass furnace. Raw materials were hard to come by, so he made do by re-melting crushed bottles. This book is full of many stories of human valour and weakness, the development of technical and artistic marvels, legal harassment, sex discrimination, industrial espionage, and the triumph of ambition over adversity. But it also tells of ordinary people doing their ordinary work throughout their ordinary lives, and thereby achieving something magnificent. Glass affects everyone's life, and everyone's life, in some small way, affects the evolution of glass. Readers will never see glass in the same way again.

Bottles and Jars

Author: Wendy Blaxland

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761447528

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"Discusses how bottles and jars are made"--Provided by publisher.

Signals of Smoke and Ash

Author: Evan Quitelle

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466903961

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

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Evan Quitelle has done it again. This compilation of poetry is a beautiful work of art. Sensual, sultry and sexy Signals of Smoke and Ash seduces with every verse. You will enjoy a romantic interlude starting with the title of each poem, and each line of wordplay is foreplay. Evan Quitelles vision and creativity is brilliant. His words of love and affirmation are intense and powerful as evidenced in the selection Dwelling on the Past. / I miss the water near Yesterday how we drank with laughter and you taking a dip / I miss the wilderness with wild honey how I borrowed from you and you paying me back / I miss coming down off of our high horse and casting shadows on the sundial / I miss our native tongues your cardinal points and filling the feel of you / I miss standing just outside the frame digging your scene / I miss captured in brief laced hips and satin lips pursed for satisfaction / I miss the pilgrimage south the middle passage how you compass rose and I nourished the bloom / I miss you breaking the fall when I reached out and I held on to holding you / Signals of Smoke and Ash will take you to the plateau and then make you soar. This volume of poetry is an intimate caress.