In Towers of Stone, award-winning Polish reporter Wojciech Jagielski brings into focus the tragedy of Chechnya, its inhabitants, and the war being waged there by a handful of desperate warriors against a powerful and much more numerous army ...
Author: Wojciech Jagielski
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
In Towers of Stone, award-winning Polish reporter Wojciech Jagielski brings into focus the tragedy of Chechnya, its inhabitants, and the war being waged there by a handful of desperate warriors against a powerful and much more numerous army. Jagielski's narrative is told through the lens of two men: Shamil Basaev, a hero to some, a dangerous warlord to others; and Aslan Maskhadov, a calculating and sober politician, who is viewed as a providential savior by some of his compatriots and a cowardly opportunist by the rest. Caught up in a war to which they owe everything and without which they could not live, the two fighters face enemy forces—and one another—in protean conflicts that prove hard to quell. Viewing the two men’s personal story as a microcosm of the conflict threatening to devour a land and its peoples, Jagielski distills the bitter history of the region with forceful clarity.
This well-illustrated book describes the current state of our knowledge, probes the long-running controversies over their origins and function, and provides an annotated list of the most accessible and best-preserved broch sites.
Author: Ian Armit
Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited
The brochs are among the best-known ancient monuments in Scotland. However, despite a long and colourful history of research, it is only in the last 20 years that the results of field survey, excavation and radiocarbon dating have begun to flesh out a picture of their evolution and development from around 600 BC to AD 100. This well-illustrated book describes the current state of our knowledge, probes the long-running controversies over their origins and function, and provides an annotated list of the most accessible and best-preserved broch sites. Individual chapters cover: Beginnings; Anatomy of a broch tower; Broch landscapes, broch people; Lords of the north; Lords of the south; Beyond the brochs.
A revealing look at Arthur Miller's political sensibilities as evidenced in his dramatic works and other writings
Author: Jeffrey Daniel Mason
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
A revealing look at Arthur Miller's political sensibilities as evidenced in his dramatic works and other writings
The trench uncovered a series of mudbrick structures, initially presumed to be
domestic, outside of and underlying the stone wall of the tower. One filled “room”
was ca. 2 m wide and contained a flint tool and conch shell. The total depth of ...
Author: Christopher P. Thornton
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
In the third millennium B.C.E., the Oman Peninsula was the site of an important kingdom known in Akkadian texts as "Magan," which traded extensively with the Indus Civilization, southern Iran, the Persian Gulf states, and southern Mesopotamia. Excavations have been carried out in this region since the 1970s, although the majority of studies have focused on mortuary monuments at the expense of settlement archaeology. While domestic structures of the Bronze Age have been found and are the focus of current research at Bat, most settlements dating from the third millennium B.C.E. in Oman and the U.A.E. are defined by the presence of large, circular monuments made of mudbrick or stone that are traditionally called "towers." Whether these so-called towers are defensive, agricultural, political, or ritual structures has long been debated, but very few comprehensive studies of these monuments have been attempted. Between 2007 and 2012, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology conducted excavations at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bat in the Sultanate of Oman under the direction of the late Gregory L. Possehl. The focus of these years was on the monumental stone towers of the third millennium B.C.E., looking at the when, how, and why of their construction through large-scale excavation, GIS-aided survey, and the application of radiocarbon dates. This has been the most comprehensive study of nonmortuary Bronze Age monuments ever conducted on the Oman Peninsula, and the results provide new insight into the formation and function of these impressive structures that surely formed the social and political nexus of Magan's kingdom.
back was tingling where it touched the tower stone. In a single bound, he was on
his feet and a sword's length away from the parapet. He stood panting for a
moment, more from fright than exertion. Nothing unusual seemed to be
Author: Patricia Wrede
They are seven players in a game of deadly magic? Eltiron, Prince of Sevarin; Crystalorn, Princess of Barinash; Ranlyn, the desert rider; Jermain, the outlaw; Vandaris, the soldier; Carachel, the Wizard-King; and Amberglas, the sorceress. Each of them has a secret, and each fights his or her part in the thrilling battle that has put seven kingdoms on the very edge of destruction. Filled with wit, swordplay, humor, and intrigue, this early novel is one of Patricia C. Wrede?s best.
... of dimension stone was commonplace in turn of the century churches and St.
George's in Shenandoah, PA, is an example of granite and limestone
construction set in the anthracite belt of Eastern Pennsylvania. The structure's two
Author: Kurt R. Hoigard
Publisher: ASTM International
"Twelve peer-reviewed papers demonstrate the continuing advancement in the understanding of dimension stone used in building construction. Topics cover: Strength Testing--addresses testing to determine strength characteristics of dimension stone cladding panels. Design--covers a wide range of topics, including the advantages and disadvantages of three common dimension stone paving installation techniques; the relationships between stone material strength, anchorage strength, and induced stress states for four common dimension stone cladding anchorage configurations; and more. Evaluation and Investigation--provides observations regarding investigations into the causes of dimension stone cladding deterioration and failure. Durability--discusses the complex issue of dimension stone durability using three different approaches; a large-scale European research project to investigate the causes of marble and limestone cladding panel bowing, develop preconstruction testing parameters to assess bowing potential, and assess proposed remedial efforts to reduce or inhibit ongoing bowing; and more."--Publisher's website.
... these rectangular structures , but some probably were domestic dwellings ,
corrals , forts , towers , or tombs . Stone Heaps . This is another intentionally
neutral term that includes cairns , piles of stones , or even possible ruined
buildings that ...
Author: Samuel Thomas Parker
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks
Until the 1980s, the Roman frontier in modern Jordan was among the least studied of the empire's far-flung border regions. From 1980 until 1989, the Limes Arabicus Project investigated the frontier east of the Dead Sea. Excavation focused on the late Roman legionary fortress of el-Lejjun as well as soundings of four smaller but contemporaneous forts. The project's regional survey recorded over five hundred other archaeological sites in the area, dating from the Paleolithic to the Late Islamic periods. This report presents detailed results from the excavated forts, a broad range of material cultural evidence from animal bones to bedouin burials, and provides a synthesis of the history of this frontier, which witnessed the first confrontation between the Byzantine Empire and the forces of Islam.
The bare stone walls of the room were thick and the arched vaulted ceiling low
and although situated below ground level, the cellar was thankfully dry, without
any trace of mildew or moss. The main advantage of the cellar though, thought ...
Author: D. A. Thomas
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
In this tale for older children, various adult myths that apply to life after death are used to great effect in this supernatural adventure.
"Such as Jumping to one old Tower to the next, going through the refuse piles of
stone from when they clean out the underground chambers?" Hadrian asked,
sounding at all not impressed. "Exactly. A Tower always has surplus stone it
Author: J.A. Marlow
Publisher: Star Catcher Publishing
An ancient enemy still lurks among the Universes… With Kelsey Hale's team reunited, she soon learns just how the Eebra-Shee have protected so many for so long against an enemy who destroyed entire Universes. But, she knows something they don't: That a Nief-Pirae ship somehow escaped the Veil designed to keep them contained. A special investigation team of String Weavers and Eebra-Shee Masters soon arrive at a distant, and strangely hostile, Tower. The mysteries deepen with the discovery of disturbingly familiar technology on the planet, a government who wants the Tower gone, corporations run-amok, and a Tower strangely weakened. They must find the answers, and soon. At stake is every life-form, planet, sun, and universe among the infinite multi-universes. Join Kelsey Hale in a coming of age science fiction adventure across alternate universes and encounters with alien planets, species and societies. Thrust into a dangerous journey to places she could have never imagined, she is determined to discover the truth of her mysterious past. A truth that will change her life forever. Titles in "The String Weaver" Series The String Weavers The Phoenix Eggs The Dark Phoenix The Dividers The Tower of Epnos When the Skies Fell Celestial Fire
It is to be expected then that a tower will settle in relation to the surrounding
portions of the structure . ... structure as a whole , and there are in fact a large
number of recorded collapses of towers within a period of 20 years from their
Author: Jacques Heyman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Cambridge's Jacques Heyman provides a thorough and intuitive understanding of masonry structures, such as arch bridges, Greek temples, and Gothic cathedrals. Although his approach is firmly scientific, Heyman does not use complex mathematics. Instead, he introduces the basis of masonry analysis, then considers individual structures, through lucid and informative text. 5 photos. 100 line diagrams. 3 tables.
built in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century; the medieval walls with
their lines of towers, stone-lined ditches, and ominously named towers have
vanished. Only tiny stretches at the foot of one wall are still visible. The crusader
Author: Roger Crowley
The city of Acre, powerfully fortified and richly provisioned, was the last crusader stronghold. When it fell in 1291, two hundred years of Christian crusading in the Holy Land came to a bloody end. With his customary narrative brilliance and immediacy, Roger Crowley chronicles the tumultuous and violent attack on Acre, the heaviest bombardment before the age of gunpowder, which left this once great Mediterranean city a crumbling ruin. The 'Accursed Tower' was the focal point of this siege. As the last garrison of the Crusader defences, it came to symbolise the disintegration of the old world and the rise of a new era of Islamic jihad. Crowley's narrative is based on forensic research, drawing heavily on little known first hand sources, both Christian and Arabic. This is a fast-paced and gripping account of a pivotal moment in world history.
After they had ridden for some miles, the highway became a wide street, paved
with great flat stones, squared and laid with skill; ... It was black; and set upon it
was a great stone, carved and painted in the likeness of a long White Hand.
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The second volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them Frodo and his Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in a battle in the Mines of Moria. And Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape, the rest of the company was attacked by Orcs. Now they continue the journey alone down the great River Anduin—alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go. “Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century. The book presents us with the richest profusion of new lands and creatures, from the beauty of Lothlórien to the horror of Mordor.” – Sunday Telegraph
A single stone door socket in the gate passage , preserved inside the inner
corner of the southern tower , provided the pivot for one side of the double door
gate . The central gate passage , paved with large flat stones , was 5.5 m wide .
Author: George L. Kelm
Profusely illustrated with photographs and line drawings, including 38 color photographs, this volume anticipates the detailed final excavation reports and will be of interest to all who study the history and archeology of ancient Israel and the land of the Bible.
Tower. Toward the end of the American Revolution, British forces occupying
Newport, Rhode Island, decided to ... The Newport Tower stands in Touro Park,2
a cylindrical tower of local stone, rising approximately 26 feet on eight columns.
Author: David Goudsward
In New England today, there are megalithic stones, stone chambers and structures, carvings and petroglyphs, even an unidentified skeleton in armor that defy easy explanation. From Maine to Massachusetts, this work presents an examination of various unexplained historical remains in New England. From the most notorious to the lesser known, it explores not only the layout and dimensions of such sites—some reminiscent of Stonehenge with their huge stones, astronomical alignments and undiscovered purposes—but also the history and possible explanations for their existence. Theories regarding Norse, Phoenician, Irish, Celtic and Native American origins are presented here in an impartial and logical manner. Sites discussed include Mystery Hill in North Salem, New Hampshire (also known as America's Stonehenge); Dighton Rock in Berkley, Massachusetts; Newport Tower in Newport, Rhode Island; and the Bellows Falls Petroglyphs in Bellows Falls, Vermont. An appendix provides information regarding sites open to the public.
If you compare the Brooklyn Bridge towers to the more modern suspension
bridges you have seen, you can't help noticing how squat and bulky the Brooklyn
Bridge towers seem. Stone is simply not as efficient as steel as a supporting, ...
Author: Stephen Pentak
Publisher: Cengage Learning
DESIGN BASICS, the market-leading text for the two-dimensional design course, now covers 3D design! DESIGN BASICS: 2D and 3D presents art fundamentals in two- to four-page spreads, making the text practical and easy for students to refer to while they work. This modular format gives instructors the utmost flexibility in organizing the course. Visual examples from many periods, peoples, and cultures are provided for all elements and principles of design. Icons throughout the book prompt students to access CourseMate (available separately), which provides studio art demonstrations, interactive exercises that help students explore the foundations of art, and an interactive eBook. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Whether they were constructed originally as defensive towers against invaders
from the Continent or as bell towers or whether they were forced as a
constructional form because of the absence of endemic stone in East Anglia,
remains a ...
Author: Barry Bridgwood
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Ideal for students of architectural technology, this volume of the Technologies of Architecture series covers the technologies available and the processes necessary for the conservation of existing buildings and environments. This book provides, in a single text, the tools for students to be able to evaluate such buildings, as well as an extensive understanding of the mechanisms which cause their deterioration and knowledge of the technologies available to correct their status. The ever higher standards set for buildings, especially in energy conservation contexts, demand that practitioners appreciate how the performance of existing structures can be enhanced, which is also covered. Considering the work of conservation within a holistic perspective and historical context, this book is additionally invaluable for architecture and construction students.