Building the Great Wall of China

An Interactive Engineering Adventure

Author: Allison Lassieur

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1491403993

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 5554

"Explores various perspectives on the process of building the Great Wall of China. The reader's choices reveal the historical details"--

The Chickens Build a Wall

Author: Jean-Francois Dumont

Publisher: Eerdmans Young Readers

ISBN: 0802854222

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 33

View: 7257

When a friendly hedgehog visits the farm, the chickens build an enormous wall to keep out "prickly invaders," in a humorous tale, with colorful and appealing illustrations, that poses profound questions about fear and the ways we view strangers.

Self Build and Renovation For Dummies

Author: Nicholas Walliman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119997214

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 390

View: 3297

Creating your dream home is an exciting idea, but it's also a major project and one where you need to be an expert on everything from planning laws to landscape design, and all that's in between. Self Build and Renovation For Dummies takes you through every step of the process, from choosing and buying a plot of land, through to the building's design and on to the actual build – plus all the financial and legal stuff – using plain English in an easy-to-understand format. Here is everything you need to know to create your perfect home.

The Great Wall of China / Beim Bau der Chinesischen Mauer

Bilingual Edition: English - German / Zweisprachige Ausgabe: Englisch - Deutsch

Author: Franz Kafka

Publisher: BoD E-Short

ISBN: 3734778212

Category: Fiction

Page: 36

View: 4278

This edition contains the English translation and the original text in German. "The Great Wall of China" ("Beim Bau der Chinesischen Mauer") is a short story written by Franz Kafka in 1917. It was not published until 1931, seven years after his death. Max Brod selected stories and published them in the collection "Beim Bau der Chinesischen Mauer". Contained within the story is a parable that was separately published as "A Message from the Emperor" ("Eine kaiserliche Botschaft") in 1919 in the collection "Ein Landarzt" ("A Country Doctor"). Some sub-themes of the story include why the wall was built piecemeal (in small sections in many different places), the relationship of the Chinese with the past and the present and the emperor's imperceptible presence. The story is told in first person by an older man from a southern province. The first English translation by Willa and Edwin Muir was published by Martin Secker in London in 1933. It appeared in "The Great Wall of China. Stories and Reflections" (New York: Schocken Books, 1946). "Beim Bau der Chinesischen Mauer" ist eine fragmentarische Erzählung von Franz Kafka, die 1917 entstand und postum veröffentlicht wurde. Sie schildert die Hinwendung des kollektiven Volkes an den Bau der Großen Mauer und deren Mystifizierung. Außerdem werden eine fast allwissende Führerschaft und ein sehr fernes Kaisertum skizziert. Eingebettet in diese Erzählung ist eine Parabel, die, als "Eine kaiserliche Botschaft" bezeichnet, eine eigenständige Geschichte darstellt und im Rahmen des Bandes Ein Landarzt veröffentlicht wurde. Unter dem Titel "Beim Bau der chinesischen Mauer" hat Kafkas Freund Max Brod 1931 den ersten Band von Kafkas Prosa aus dem Nachlass herausgegeben.

Derry Beyond the Walls

Social and Economic Aspects of the Growth of Derry : 1825-1850

Author: John Hume

Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation

ISBN: 9781903688243

Category: History

Page: 173

View: 6137

There have been a number of important points in the history of Derry over the past two centuries when great changes in the life and character of the community were brought about or seemed to come within the realms of possibility. This work was written in 1965 as a thesis for Maynooth College when great changes were in the air and one of the reasons for writing was to demonstrate that profound change was possible. On the other hand there have been remarkable continuities in Derry’s history and many of the social institutions and features of life described in Derry at the middle of the 19th century were still very much in evidence at my time of writing. The overcrowded Bogside of the 1840s was again the most densely populated urban area in Western Europe in 1965. The second hand clothes sellers and the pawnbrokers were still there. Emigration remained a major feature of the Derry scene as the rising population in the city could not find local employment and many young people had to go elsewhere to find work. The railway network that Derry people had built with such determination in the mid 19th century, was about to be dismantled. It was not evident that any great new road building program would substitute for this loss. Cross channel passenger steamer services had been abandoned and the days of the boats carrying cattle and provisions from Derry port were numbered. The city had been largely cut off from its hinterland in Donegal. The shirt industry that in the mid 19th century had been the savior of women thrown out of work by the decline of the linen industry, had stood the test of time and still dominated the industrial scene in Derry in 1965. But the industry was facing increasing competition and within a short space of time was to be radically reorganised and many were to lose their jobs. While some of the worst legacies of the 19th century still remained and some of the most important creations of that period were under threat, new developments in the mid 20th century gave reason for optimism. A new educational surge was taking place, as new opportunities were opened up in secondary and grammar schools. The welfare state was also transforming the provision of health services and instituting a regime of social security that starkly contrasted with the retrograde early Victorian Poor Law reforms. The arrival of Dupont in the city opened the prospect of further beneficial industrial employment and gave a new and different impetus to the port. Above all, a new spirit of self improvement, enterprise and willingness to work together to remove obstacles to development was abroad in the city that seemed to promise a brighter future. Unfortunately this was not to be. This thesis is being published at a time of great hope for Derry and for Northern Ireland as a result of the political transformations that have lately taken place. Its message that, given the right framework, great social and economic changes can be effected by individual and collective determination and effort may still be relevant at the present time.

Building Stone Walls

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-217

Author: John Vivian

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612123724

Category: House & Home

Page: 112

View: 1254

Rustic and charming or stately and proud, a well-built stone wall can add personality and beauty to your property. John Vivian’s lively approach and step-by-step instructions encourage you to transform a pile of rocks into an enduring landscape feature with gates, retaining walls, or stiles to suit your needs. Whatever unique challenges come with your site — poor drainage, sloping ground, or low-quality rubble material — Vivian offers innovative designs and reproducible methods to help you build a beautiful, long-lasting wall.

Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation Between Church and State

Author: Daniel Dreisbach

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814720846

Category: Law

Page: 283

View: 5085

No phrase in American letters has had a more profound influence on church-state law, policy, and discourse than Thomas Jefferson’s “wall of separation between church and state,” and few metaphors have provoked more passionate debate. Introduced in an 1802 letter to the Danbury, Connecticut Baptist Association, Jefferson’s “wall” is accepted by many Americans as a concise description of the U.S. Constitution’s church-state arrangement and conceived as a virtual rule of constitutional law. Despite the enormous influence of the “wall” metaphor, almost no scholarship has investigated the text of the Danbury letter, the context in which it was written, or Jefferson’s understanding of his famous phrase. Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation Between Church and State offers an in-depth examination of the origins, controversial uses, and competing interpretations of this powerful metaphor in law and public policy.

Against the Wall

The Art of Resistance in Palestine

Author: William Parry

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569768587

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 5528

Featuring the work of acclaimed artists such as Banksy, Ron English, and Blu, as well as Palestinian artists and activists, the photographs in this collection express outrage, compassion, and touching humor while illustrating the lives and livelihoods of the tens of thousands of people affected by Israel's wall. This stunning book of photographs details the graffiti and art that have transformed Israel's Wall of Separation into a canvas of symbolic resistance and solidarity. The compelling images are interspersed with vignettes of the people whose lives are affected by the wall and who suffer due to a lack of work, education, and vital medical care.

Quechua de Huarás, en Español e Inglés: Glosario

Author: Menandra Mosquera

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479722588

Category: Reference

Page: 721

View: 7517

This glossary has been prepared in order to leave a record of the Quechua spoken by the people of Huarás and surrounding areas in the mid-20th century. Huarás, capital of the Region (Department) of Ancash, Peru, has a distinct form of Quechua. That dialect was endangered due to a massive earthquake on May 31, 1970. Tens of thousands of people died, and the city was destroyed. Many of the survivors left the area. Once rebuilt, Huarás was repopulated with people new to the area who use Spanish or a different dialect to communicate. Since then, technological influences such as the Internet also reinforce the use of Spanish, to the detriment of the local Quechua. Born in Huarás, I was raised in a bilingual environment, Spanish and Quechua. Although I left the area to attend the university, I could always feel at home upon returning, until that earthquake. Since then it seems strange to return to an unfamiliar city, due to people, language and environment. I hope this glossary will help the newer generations better understand, not only their grandparents and ancestors, but the culture from which they come. Language and culture are intimately tied, and much more than words is lost when a language dies. The Inca Empire (Tahuantinsuyo) was invaded by Spain in 1532. At that time Quechua was spoken, never written, throughout the Inca civilization, with many dialects. Since then, the Spanish language has been imposed, but in Huarás never did it replace Quechua to the extent that it did in 1970. This glossary contains words, several verb forms, and phrases. It is written with the expectation that it may help to preserve the inherited Quechua, so that Huarás may remain bilingual. It is written for huarasinos, the people of Huarás. If others find it useful, better yet. The glossary is in Quechua. To facilitate access to the Quechua, indices in Spanish and in English are included. M. Mosquera

Warfare in the Ancient Near East to 1600 BC

Holy Warriors at the Dawn of History

Author: William J. Hamblin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113452062X

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 1172

The only book available that covers this subject, Warfare in the Ancient Near East is a groundbreaking and fascinating study of ancient near Eastern military history from the Neolithic era to the middle Bronze Ages. Drawing on an extensive range of textual, artistic and archaeological data, William J. Hamblin synthesizes current knowledge and offers a detailed analysis of the military technology, ideology and practices of Near Eastern warfare. Paying particular attention to the earliest known examples of holy war ideaology in Mesopotamia and Egypt, Hamblin focuses on: * recruitment and training of the infantry * the logistics and weaponry of warfare * the shift from stone to metal weapons * the role played by magic * narratives of combat and artistic representations of battle * the origins and development of the chariot as military transportation * fortifications and siegecraft *developments in naval warfare. Beautifully illustrated, including maps of the region, this book is essential for experts and non-specialists alike.

The Rationale Divinorum Officiorum of William Durand of Mende

A New Translation of the Prologue and Book One

Author: Timothy M. Thibodeau

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023151221X

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 3378

The Rationale Divinorum Officiorum is arguably the most important medieval treatise on the symbolism of church architecture and rituals of worship. Written by the French bishop William Durand of Mende (1230-1296), the treatise is ranked with the Bible as one of the most frequently copied and disseminated texts in all of medieval Christianity. It served as an encyclopedic compendium and textbook for liturgists and remains an indispensable guide for understanding the significance of medieval ecclesiastical art and worship ceremonies. This book marks the first English translation of the prologue and book one of the Rationale in almost two centuries. Timothy M. Thibodeau begins with a brief biography of William Durand and a discussion of the importance of the work during its time. Thibodeau compares previous translations of the Rationale in the medieval period and afterward. Then he presents his translation of the prologue and book one. The prologue discusses the principles of allegorical interpretation of the liturgy, while book one features detailed descriptions of the various parts of the church and its ecclesiastical ornaments. It also features extensive commentary on cemeteries, various rites of consecration and dedication, and a discussion of the sacraments. Thibodeau is a well-respected historian who has published extensively on the history of Christianity and the liturgy of the medieval Church. He is also coeditor of the critical edition of the Rationale in Latin. His translation is an indispensable guide for both scholars and general readers who hope to gain a richer understanding of medieval art, architecture, and culture.

The Mystery Of Mary Stuart (Illustrated & Annotated Edition)

Author: Andrew Lang

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849609464


Page: 266

View: 3591

Mr. Lang does not claim to have said the lastword in the tragedy of Mary Stuart. She and Marie Antoinette will probably continue to furnish "copy" for ages to come. As long as the "copy' is given to us in the manner of this book it will continue to be welcome. Pictures of the dramatis persona; of the Mystery give a brilliant impression of the ethics of the period following the Reformation in Scotland. The examination of much new material and the careful investigation of all documents bearing on the case add historic value to the book. Mr. Lang forms no conclusions; the "Mystery" is not unveiled, but the fascinating Queen stands before us in all the charm of her beauty and misfortune, surrounded by her treacherous and unruly nobles, and on finishing the book we feel that we have sat at the trial by an impartial court of justice, that was never accorded her in her lifetime, and can act as judge and jury for ourselves, resting assured that we have heard all the evidence in the case. This book is fully illustrated and annotated with a rare extensive biographical sketch of the author, Andrew Lang, written by Sir Edmund Gosse, CB, a contemporary poet and writer. Contents: Introduction I - Dramatis Personae Ii - The Minor Characters Iii - The Characters Before Riccio's Murder V - Between The Baptism And The Murder Vi - The Murder Of Darnley Vii - The Confessions Of Paris Viii – Mary's Conduct After The Murder Ix - The Emergence Of The Casket Letters X - The Casket Letters Xi - The Letters At The Conference Of York Xii - The Letters At Westminster And Hampton Court Xiii – Mary's Attitude After The Conference Xiv - Internal Evidence Of The Letters Xv - The Six Minor Casket Letters Xvi - The Casket Sonnets Xvii - Conclusions As To The Letters And The Possible Forgers Xviii - Later History Of Casket And Letters Appendix A - The Supposed Body Of Bothwell Appendix B - The Burning Of Lyon King Of Arms Appendix C - The Date Of Mary's Visit To Glasgow Appendix D - The Band For Darnley's Murder Appendix E - The Translations Of The Casket Letters

Framing Floors, Walls, and Ceilings

Author: Fine Homebuilding

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561587582

Category: House & Home

Page: 156

View: 7713

All of the major shop machines are covered from drill presses to jointers and planers. There are articles on choosing machines, setting them up, and safe operation. Taken together, these articles comprise a good overview of woodworking machinery as well as providing plans and instructions for building jigs and accessories to make machines more useful.


Words of Fire

Author: Megan McKenna

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1608334147

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 4599


Build, Discover, Survive! Mastering Minecraft Strategy Guide

Author: BradyGames

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241185572

Category: Games

Page: 208

View: 1648

The Minecraft phenomenon has exploded into a worldwide sensation, delighting seasoned video gamers as well as newcomers of all ages. This open-world game of building with textured blocks, exploration, crafting, resource gathering, and combat encourages unlimited creativity, which explains its vast appeal. With each new update, Minecraft offers an increasingly rich feature set-Mastering Minecraft from BradyGames introduces players to this global blockbuster and teaches them to master its charming world!

Building the Great Wall of China

An Isabel Soto History Adventure

Author: Terry Collins

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406225924

Category: Great Wall of China (China)

Page: 32

View: 5787

In comic book format, this story follows the adventures of Isabel Soto as she investigates how the Great Wall of China was built.