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Ivory and Bone
  • Author : Julie Eshbaugh
  • Publisher : HarperTeen
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0062399268
  • Reader Reviews : 288
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • “Exquisitely written, ferocious, and haunting. Don’t miss this one!” —Sarah J. Maas, New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series “Julie Eshbaugh is a unique new voice with talent enough for a whole team of writers. I’m still under the spell of her storytelling.”—Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling co-author of Illuminae and These Broken Stars Loosely inspired by Pride and Prejudice, Ivory and Bone is an enthralling tale of high-stakes survival, blinding betrayal, and star-crossed love. Hunting, gathering, and keeping his family safe—that’s the life seventeen-year-old Kol knows. Then bold, enigmatic Mya arrives from the south with her family, and Kol is captivated. He wants her to trust him, but any hopes of impressing her are ruined when he makes a careless—and nearly grave—mistake. What Kol doesn’t know is that underneath Mya’s cool disdain is a history wrought with loss that comes to light when another clan arrives. With them is Lo, an enemy from Mya’s past who Mya swears has ulterior motives. As Kol grows closer to Lo, tensions between Mya and Lo escalate until violence erupts. Faced with shattering losses, Kol is forced to question every person he’s trusted. One thing is for sure: this was a war that Mya or Lo—Kol doesn’t know which—had been planning all along. With riveting action and illustrative prose that leaps from the page, Julie Eshbaugh will have readers mesmerized and thirsty for more…So don’t miss the sequel, Obsidian and Stars.

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    Bone, Antler, Ivory and Horn
  • Author : Arthur MacGregor
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 489
  • ISBN : 9781317602019
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Artefacts made from skeletal materials since the Roman period were, before this book, neglected as a serious area of study. This is a comprehensive account which reviews over fifty categories of artefact. The book starts with a consideration of the formation, morphology and mechanical properties of the materials and illuminates characteristics concerning working with them. Following chapters discuss the organisation of the industry and trade in such items, including the changing status of the industry over time. Archaeological evidence is combined with that from historical and ethnological sources, with many illustrations providing key visual reference. Originally published in 1985.

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    Obsidian and Stars
  • Author : Julie Eshbaugh
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780062399304
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • In the riveting sequel to Ivory and Bone—the YA fantasy novel that New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman described as having a “richly crafted world of life-and-death stakes”—the story shifts to Mya’s viewpoint as vengeful adversaries force her to flee the life she once knew. After surviving the battle that erupted after Lo and the Bosha clan attacked, now Mya is looking ahead to her future with Kol. All the things that once felt so uncertain to her are finally falling into place. But the same night as Kol and Mya’s betrothal announcement, Mya’s brother Chev reveals his plan to marry their youngest sister, Lees, to his friend Morsk. The only way to avoid this terrible turn of events, Morsk informs Mya when he corners her later, is for Mya to take Lees’ place and marry him herself. Rejecting Morsk’s offer, and in an effort to protect her sister, Mya whisks Lees away to a secret island until things back home blow over. Mya soon realizes she’s been followed, however. Even worse, lurking deep in the recesses of this dangerous place are rivals from Mya’s past whose thirst for revenge exceeds all reason. With the lives of her loved ones resting on her shoulders, Mya must make a move before the enemies of her past become the undoing of her future.

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    Bone, Ivory, and Horn
  • Author : Michael Locke
  • Publisher : Schiffer Pub Limited
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 0764343076
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  • Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
  • In the pre-plastic era everything was made from natural materials, often by skilled craftsmen. The materials that they used are now often rare and easily misidentified. Are they made from bone, ivory, horn, tortoiseshell shell, skin or scales, or some other now forgotten exotic material? This technical book will help collectors, antique dealers, museum conservationists, and frequenters of flea markets to know more about the vast array of those artifacts, their biology, rarity, value, and how to conserve and restore them. Included in this comprehensive guide are hundreds of images of actual collectibles ranging from knives to buttons.

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    Carving as Craft
  • Author : Archer St. Clair
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0801872618
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  • Genre : History
  • From 1989 to 1994 more than fifteen hundred bone and ivory objects were excavated from the northeast slope of Rome's Palatine Hill. These remains constitute the largest such find in the western Mediterranean and the first traces of the actual working of ivory in Rome itself. In this original work, art historian Archer St. Clair explores the significance of these finds in understanding both the development of artisanship in Rome and the broader Greco-Roman cultural and artistic tradition to which they belong. Dating primarily from the first through the fifth century C.E., the carved objects include ornamentation for furniture and boxes in the form of plaques and framing strips, jewelry, dolls, a wide variety of pins, as well as smaller numbers of handles, needles, and other implements. Also present at the site was extensive evidence of a bone and ivory workshop, including prepared blanks and waste fragments that provide valuable evidence for artisanal practices in both materials. This volume includes a representative catalog of 648 objects from Palatine East, extensively illustrated with photographs and detailed drawings. Four chapters of introductory material offer a comprehensive overview of the material properties of bone and ivory, the literary evidence, and wider context of their use in the ancient world, and the particular significance of the Palatine East site. While bone has often been treated simply as an inferior and less valuable alternative to ivory, St. Clair notes the close association in their use and elucidates a complex relationship between them. In doing so, she offers a detailed, contextual study of the uses, social perception, and distribution of the two materials, revealing a shared Mediterranean vocabulary of form and technique.

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    Bone, Antler, Ivory and Horn
  • Author : Arthur MacGregor
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9781317602026
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Artefacts made from skeletal materials since the Roman period were, before this book, neglected as a serious area of study. This is a comprehensive account which reviews over fifty categories of artefact. The book starts with a consideration of the formation, morphology and mechanical properties of the materials and illuminates characteristics concerning working with them. Following chapters discuss the organisation of the industry and trade in such items, including the changing status of the industry over time. Archaeological evidence is combined with that from historical and ethnological sources, with many illustrations providing key visual reference. Originally published in 1985.

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    Crown of Oblivion
  • Author : Julie Eshbaugh
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780062399335
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • In this mesmerizing YA fantasy mash-up of The Road meets The Amazing Race, one girl chooses to risk her life in a cutthroat competition in order to win her freedom. In Lanoria, Outsiders, who don’t have magic, are inferior to Enchanteds, who do. That’s just a fact for Astrid, an Outsider who is indentured to pay off her family’s debts. She serves as the surrogate for the princess—if Renya steps out of line, Astrid is the one who bears the punishment for it. But there is a way out: the life-or-death Race of Oblivion. First, racers are dosed with the drug Oblivion, which wipes their memories. Then, when they awake in the middle of nowhere, only cryptic clues—and a sheer will to live—will lead them through treacherous terrain full of opponents who wouldn’t think twice about killing each other to get ahead. But what throws Astrid the most is what she never expected to encounter in this race. A familiar face she can’t place. Secret powers she shouldn’t have. And a confusing memory of the past that, if real, could mean the undoing of the entire social structure that has kept her a slave her entire life. Competing could mean death…but it could also mean freedom.

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    Sharing Material Culture
  • Author : Michelina Di Cesare
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 8898154143
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  • Genre : Bone carving
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    Indian Ivories
  • Author : Vinod P. Dwivedi
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : UOM:39015016861653
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  • Genre : Bone carving
  • Read and download full book Indian Ivories

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    Ivory, Bone, and Related Wood Finds
  • Author : Wilma Olch Stern,Danae Hadjilazaro Thimme
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Pages : 457
  • ISBN : 9789004158184
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  • Genre : Art
  • Parts of crossed-leg chairs and richly decorated fragments of bone and ivory excavated at Kenchreai, the Eastern port of Corinth, include scenes of an emperor and a miniature ivory Corinthian arcade that decorated luxurious furniture produced in late Roman Egypt.

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    The Briar King
  • Author : Greg Keyes
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 9780307565631
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “A wonderful tale . . . It crackles with suspense and excitement from start to finish.”—Terry Brooks Two thousand years ago, the Born Queen defeated the Skasloi lords, freeing humans from the bitter yoke of slavery. But now monstrous creatures roam the land—and destinies become inextricably entangled in a drama of power and seduction. The king’s woodsman, a rebellious girl, a young priest, a roguish adventurer, and a young man made suddenly into a knight—all face malevolent forces that shake the foundations of the kingdom, even as the Briar King, legendary harbinger of death, awakens from his slumber. At the heart of this many-layered tale is Anne Dare, youngest daughter of the royal family . . . upon whom the fate of her world may depend. Praise for The Briar King “Starts off with a bang, spinning a snare of terse imagery and compelling characters that grips tightly and never lets up. . . . A graceful, artful tale from a master storyteller.”—Elizabeth Haydon, bestselling author of Prophecy: Child of Earth “The characters in The Briar King absolutely brim with life. . . . Keyes hooked me from the first page,and I’ll now be eagerly anticipating sitting down with each future volume of the Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone series.”—Charles de Lint, award-winning author of Forests of the Heartand The Onion Girl “A thrill ride to the end, with plenty of treachery, revelation, and even a few bombshell surprises.”—Monroe News-Star (LA)

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    Children of Blood and Bone
  • Author : Tomi Adeyemi
  • Publisher : Henry Holt Books For Young Readers
  • Pages : 543
  • ISBN : 9781250170972
  • Reader Reviews : 68
  • Genre : YOUNG ADULT FICTION
  • Zľie Adebola remembers when the soil of Ors̐ha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zľie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

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    Black Heart, Ivory Bones
  • Author : Ellen Datlow,Terri Windling
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN : 9781497668577
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 20 fairy tales hauntingly reimagined by some of today’s finest sci-fi and fantasy authors, including Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee, and more. Once upon a time, all our cherished dreams began with the words once upon a time. This is the phrase that opened our favorite tales of princes and spells and magical adventures. World Fantasy Award–winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling understand the power of beloved stories—and in Black Heart, Ivory Bones, their sixth anthology of reimagined fairy tales, they have gathered together stories and poetry from some of the most acclaimed writers of our time, including Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee, Charles de Lint, and Joyce Carol Oates. But be forewarned: These fairy tales are not for children. A prideful Texas dancer is cursed by a pair of lustrous red boots . . . Goldilocks tells all about her brutal and wildly dysfunctional foster family, the Bears . . . An archaeologist in Victorian England is enchanted by a newly exhumed Sleeping Beauty . . . A prince of tabloid journalism is smitten by a trailer-park Rapunzel . . . A clockwork amusement park troll becomes sentient and sets out to foment an automaton revolution. These are but a few examples of the marvels that await within these pages—tales that range from the humorous to the sensuous to the haunting and horrifying, each one a treasure with a distinctly adult edge.

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    The Ivory Key
  • Author : Akshaya Raman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780358468196
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • In this epic YA fantasy debut, magic, a prized resource, is the only thing between peace and war. When magic runs out, four estranged royal siblings must find a new source before their country is swallowed by invading forces. The first in an Indian-inspired duology that’s perfect for fans of There Will Come a Darkness, The Gilded Wolves, and We Hunt the Flame. Vira, Ronak, Kaleb, and Riya may be siblings, but they've never been close or even liked each other that much. Torn apart by the different paths their lives have taken, only one thing can bring them back together: the search for the Ivory Key, a thing of legend that will lead the way to a new source of magic. Magic is Ashoka's biggest export and the only thing standing between them and war with the neighboring kingdoms—as long as their enemies don't find out that the magic mines are nearly depleted. The siblings all have something to gain from finding the Ivory Key, and even more to lose if they don't. For Vira, the Ivory Key is the only way to live up to the legacy of her mother, the beloved former maharani. Ronak plans to get out of his impending political marriage by selling the Ivory Key to the highest bidder. Kaleb has been falsely accused of assassinating the former maharani, and this is the only way to clear his name. And Riya needs to prove her loyalty to the Ravens, the group of rebels that wants to take control away from the maharani and give it to the people. With each sibling harboring secrets and conflicting agendas, figuring out a way to work together may be the most difficult task of all. And in a quest this dangerous, working together is the only way to survive.

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    Ivory, Bone, and Related Wood Finds
  • Author : Wilma Stern
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN : 9789047421160
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : History
  • Parts of crossed-leg chairs and richly decorated fragments of bone and ivory excavated at Kenchreai, the Eastern port of Corinth, include scenes of an emperor and a miniature ivory Corinthian arcade that decorated luxurious furniture produced in late Roman Egypt.

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    Flesh and Bone
  • Author : Jefferson Bass
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780061827440
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton founded Tennessee's world-famous Body Farm—a small piece of land where corpses are left to decay in order to gain important forensic information. Now, in the wake of a shocking crime in nearby Chattanooga, he's called upon by Jess Carter—the rising star of the state's medical examiners—to help her unravel a murderous puzzle. But after re-creating the death scene at the Body Farm, Brockton discovers his career, reputation, and life are in dire jeopardy when a second, unexplained corpse appears in the grisly setting. Accused of a horrific crime—transformed overnight from a respected professor to a hated and feared pariah—Bill Brockton will need every ounce of his formidable forensic skills to escape the ingeniously woven net that's tightening around him . . . and to prove the seemingly impossible: his own innocence.

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    2,001 Amazing Cleaning Secrets
  • Author : Jeff Bredenberg
  • Publisher : Readers Digest
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780762106035
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : House & Home
  • Accompanied by a comprehensive step-by-step plan for weekly housecleaning, this handy home reference introduces more than two thousand different solutions for fast, easy, and effective ways to clean every area of the house, along with a host of time-saving tips, information on cleaning tools and products, and special instructions on cleaning more than three hundred common objects. Original.

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    Archaeological Ethics
  • Author : Karen D. Vitelli,Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh,John Stephen Colwell
  • Publisher : Rowman Altamira
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 075910963X
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • The second edition of Archaeological Ethics is an invitation to an ongoing and lively discussion on ethics. In addition to topics such as looting, reburial and repatriation, relations with native peoples, and professional conduct, Vitelli and Colwell-Chanthaphonh have responded to current events and news stories. Twenty-one new articles expand this ongoing discussion into the realm of intellectual property, public outreach, archaeotourism, academic freedom, archaeological concerns in times of war, and conflicting values. These compelling articles, from Archaeology Magazine, American Archaeology, and Expedition are written for a general audience and provide a fascinating introduction to the issues faced every day in archaeological practice. The article summaries, discussion and research questions, and suggestions for further reading--particularly helpful given the vast increase in related literature over the last decade--serve as excellent teaching aids and make this volume ideal for classroom use.

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    A Dictionary of Mechanical Science, Arts, Manufactures, and Miscellaneous Knowledge
  • Author : Alexander Jamieson
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044012930111
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  • Genre : Electronic book
  • Read and download full book A Dictionary of Mechanical Science, Arts, Manufactures, and Miscellaneous Knowledge

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    Paraph of Bone & Other Kinds of Blue
  • Author : Edward Michael Pavlic
  • Publisher : Apr Honickman 1st Book Prize
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106016947753
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  • Genre : Poetry
  • APR First Book Prize winner. Energetic language and mature presence mark this beautiful, disturbing debut.

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    Fool in Love
  • Author : Steven Ivory
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781416591337
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The delirious pursuit of love is a search that inevitably takes us all both down the well-beaten path and into new, uncharted territory. In this collection of thirty-three heart-tugging and hilarious essays, celebrated Electronic Urban Report columnist Steven Ivory chronicles his lifelong quest for that thing we all crave: The Meaningful Relationship. The journey begins with his first love -- his mother -- before making an amusing pilgrimage through lust-filled adolescent affections, an awkward introduction to sex, and a series of poignant and funny adventures of unrequited love, bungled blind dates, and the Ones That Got Away. Propelled by a wit rivaled only by a willingness to bare his soul, Ivory's revelations on kissing, game-playing, sexual satisfaction, and personal insecurities culminate in a startling, life-altering discovery that touches your funny bone as well as your heart.

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    The White Bone
  • Author : Barbara Gowdy
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN : 9781466829596
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A thrilling journey into the minds of African elephants as they struggle to survive. If, as many recent nonfiction bestsellers have revealed, animals possess emotions and awareness, they must also have stories. In The White Bone, a novel imagined entirely from the perspective of African elephants, Barbara Gowdy creates a world whole and separate that yet illuminates our own. For years, young Mud and her family have roamed the high grasses, swamps, and deserts of the sub-Sahara. Now the earth is scorched by drought, and the mutilated bodies of family and friends lie scattered on the ground, shot down by ivory hunters. Nothing-not the once familiar terrain, or the age-old rhythms of life, or even memory itself-seems reliable anymore. Yet a slim prophecy of hope is passed on from water hole to water hole: the sacred white bone of legend will point the elephants toward the Safe Place. And so begins a quest through Africa's vast and perilous plains-until at last the survivors face a decisive trial of loyalty and courage. In The White Bone, Barbara Gowdy performs a feat of imagination virtually unparalleled in modern fiction. Plunged into an alien landscape, we orient ourselves in elephant time, elephant space, elephant consciousness and begin to feel, as Gowdy puts it, "what it would be like to be that big and gentle, to be that imperiled, and to have that prodigious memory."

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    The Bone Spindle
  • Author : Leslie Vedder
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN : 9780593325827
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • An Instant Indie Bestseller! Sleeping Beauty meets Indiana Jones in this thrilling fairytale retelling for fans of Sorcery of Thorns and The Cruel Prince. Fi is a bookish treasure hunter with a knack for ruins and riddles, who definitely doesn’t believe in true love. Shane is a tough-as-dirt girl warrior from the north who likes cracking skulls, pretty girls, and doing things her own way. Briar Rose is a prince under a sleeping curse, who’s been waiting a hundred years for the kiss that will wake him. Cursed princes are nothing but ancient history to Fi—until she pricks her finger on a bone spindle while exploring a long-lost ruin. Now she’s stuck with the spirit of Briar Rose until she and Shane can break the century-old curse on his kingdom. Dark magic, Witch Hunters, and bad exes all stand in her way—not to mention a mysterious witch who might wind up stealing Shane’s heart, along with whatever else she’s after. But nothing scares Fi more than the possibility of falling in love with Briar Rose. Set in a lush world inspired by beloved fairytales, The Bone Spindle is a fast-paced young adult fantasy full of adventure, romance, found family, and snark.

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    Ivory Black
  • Author : Myriam Moscona
  • Publisher : Les Figues Press
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN : 1934254223
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  • Genre : Poetry
  • Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Spanish by Jen Hofer. Winner of the 2012 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets. "Myriam Moscona's extraordinary book," writes Francine Masiello, "is a treatise on the senses." NEGRO MARFIL / IVORY BLACK, Myriam Moscona's first book translated into English, is a book-length experiment in inversions: at times the text can be read from left to right or vice versa, the poems reverberate from top to bottom or the other way around, at moments the book itself can be read backwards or forwards. The visual and the textual converse acrobatically. Binaries become multiples. As any painter knows, "Ivory Black," also known as "bone char," is the name of a color: to obtain ivory black bone is burned. Introduction by Francine Masiello and visual art by Renee Petropoulos.

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    The Assemblage of Bone and Ivory Artifacts from Caesarea Maritima, Israel 1st-13th Centuries CE
  • Author : Etan Ayalon
  • Publisher : British Archaeological Reports Limited
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN : UOM:39015063149184
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • Deals with all "skeletal material" finds (bone, ivory and antler) from the work of the three teams excavating at Caesarea Maritima, Israel, over recent years. The assemblage includes around 4,000 finds and fragments - a multi-period collection that serves as a solid basis for a thorough discussion and comparison with similar finds from Israel and abroad. To these items were added the bone objects displayed in the Caesarea Museum at Sdot-Yam - surface finds that include some items with no typological parallels within the main assemblage. All the finds are illustrated and catalogued.

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    Daughter of Smoke & Bone
  • Author : Laini Taylor
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780316192149
  • Reader Reviews : 350
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • In a nation on the brink of war, a young art student's star-crossed love begins to bloom in the first book of the New York Times bestselling epic fantasy trilogy by award-winning author Laini Taylor. Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war. Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages -- not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out. When one of the strangers -- beautiful, haunted Akiva -- fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

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    Wooden Furniture in Herculaneum
  • Author : Stephan T.A.M. Mols
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN : 9789004425842
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  • Genre : History
  • This study presents an overview of the wooden furniture that has come to light since the rediscovery of Herculaneum in the 18th century, with an emphasis on the form, function and the techniques employed. The combination of comments in the excavation reports with the information derived from the surviving pieces of furniture and fittings made of other materials as well as indications for the presence of furniture in the architecture and decoration of the houses, offers a representative idea of the role of wooden furniture in the interior arrangements of the houses at Herculaneum.

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    Catalogue of the Ivory Carvings of the Christian Era with Examples of Mohammedan Art and Carvings in Bone in the Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities and Ethnography of the British Museum
  • Author : British Museum. Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities and Ethnography,Ormonde Maddock Dalton
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112071971862
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  • Genre : Art
  • Read and download full book Catalogue of the Ivory Carvings of the Christian Era with Examples of Mohammedan Art and Carvings in Bone in the Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities and Ethnography of the British Museum

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    Afghanistan
  • Author : Mūzah-ʼi Kābul
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 1426202954
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Architecture
  • Features the cultural and historical treasures of Afghanistan that were smuggled out of the National Museum by guards, curators, and antiquities lovers, who protected them from destruction by the Soviets and the Taliban.

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    Conservation of Furniture
  • Author : Shayne Rivers,Nick Umney
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 840
  • ISBN : 9781136415371
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  • Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
  • This book is a comprehensive resource covering the principles and practice of the conservation and restoration of furniture, and other decorative art objects made wholly or partly of wood. It integrates theory with practice to show the principles which govern interaction between wooden objects, the environmental and conservation treatments and the factors which need to be taken into account to arrive at acceptable solutions to conservation problems. The practical knowledge and experience of a team of conservators active in the field are bought together with theoretical and reference material from diverse sources and unified within a systematic framework. Specialist conservators from related disciplines cover diverse materials often incorporated into furniture.

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    Skates Made of Bone
  • Author : B.A. Thurber
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN : 9781476673905
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Ice skates made from animal bones were used in Europe for millennia before metal-bladed skates were invented. Archaeological sites have yielded thousands of examples, some of them dating to the Bronze Age. They are often mentioned in popular books on the Vikings and sometimes appear in children's literature. Even after metal skates became the norm, people in rural areas continued to use bone skates into the early 1970s. Today, bone skates help scientists and re-enactors understand migrations and interactions among ancient peoples. This book explains how to make and use them and chronicles their history, from their likely invention in the Eurasian steppes to their disappearance in the modern era.

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    The Liverpool Ivories
  • Author : Margaret T. Gibson,Liverpool Museum (Liverpool, England)
  • Publisher : Stationery Office Books (TSO)
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : UOM:39015034516743
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  • Genre : Bone carving
  • The collection of late-antique and medieval ivory and bone carvings surveyed in this catalogue and housed in the Liverpool Museum has an international reputation. This book is both a catalogue and an assessment of each item from an historical as well as an art historical perspective.

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    Bones: Inside and Out
  • Author : Roy A. Meals MD
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781324005339
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Science
  • A lively, illustrated exploration of the 500-million-year history of bone, a touchstone for understanding vertebrate life and human culture. Human bone is versatile and entirely unique: it repairs itself without scarring, it’s lightweight but responds to stresses, and it’s durable enough to survive for millennia. In Bones, orthopedic surgeon Roy A. Meals explores and extols this amazing material that both supports and records vertebrate life. Inside the body, bone proves itself the world’s best building material. Meals examines the biological makeup of bones; demystifies how they grow, break, and heal; and compares the particulars of human bone to variations throughout the animal kingdom. In engaging and clear prose, he debunks familiar myths—humans don’t have exactly 206 bones—and illustrates common bone diseases, like osteoporosis and arthritis, and their treatments. Along the way, he highlights the medical innovations—from the first X-rays to advanced operative techniques—that enhance our lives and introduces the giants of orthopedic surgery who developed them. After it has supported vertebrate life, bone reveals itself in surprising ways—sometimes hundreds of millions of years later. With enthusiasm and humor, Meals investigates the diverse roles bone has played in human culture throughout history. He highlights allusions to bone in religion and literature, from Adam’s rib to Hamlet’s skull, and uncovers its enduring presence as fossils, technological tools, and musical instruments ranging from the Tibetan thighbone kangling horn to everyday drumsticks. From the dawn of civilization through to the present day, humankind has repurposed bone to serve and protect, and even to teach, amuse, and inspire. Approachable and entertaining, Bones richly illuminates our bodies’ essential framework.

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    Collection of Ancient Chinese Cultural Relics, Volume 1
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781925371291
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  • Genre : Art
  • This book provides images in colour and describes Chinese relics from the primitive period, the Xia and Shang dynasties, 21st to 11th century BC.

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    Ingenious Contrivances, Curiously Carved
  • Author : Stuart M. Frank
  • Publisher : David R. Godine Publisher
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN : 9781567924527
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  • Genre : Art
  • By the middle of the nineteenth century, the New England port of New Bedford was among the ?ve richest cities in America. Its wealth was derived from a single source – whale oil, the “fossil fuel” of the early Industrial Revolution, providing light and lubrication to the burgeoning economy of young America. The New Bedford whaling ?eet was the most numerous, adventurous, and far-ranging in the world, setting off on voyages that often lasted for three or four years and extended as far as the Antarctic and Siberia.When the whalemen were not engaged in hunting whales or routine maintenance, some of their time was spent carving materials harvested from the whales themselves: the teeth and bones of sperm whales, baleen from right and bowhead whales, and walrus tusks acquired by barter from Native people in the Arctic. The resulting practical and decorative objects, often intricately carved and carefully crafted, would provide mementos and treasured souvenirs for loved ones back home, at voyage end. The range of the work is extraordinary – not simply the decorated sperm whale teeth that the word “scrimshaw” ordinarily brings to mind, but also crimpers and canes, umbrellas and swifts. Anything that could be made of ivory and bone was considered fair game.The collection at the New Bedford Whaling Museum is the largest, most varied, and most representative in the world. And in this book, with the subject's leading expert, curator Stuart M. Frank as your guide, you will be introduced to every possible permutation of these whalemen's fancies. The 700 detailed and dramatic photographs are stunning, the captions revealing, and the stories behind the objects themselves compelling. If the arts of the sea and the sailor hold any interest, this comprehensive survey from the best collection in existence will keep you enthralled and is surely destined to be considered the last word on the subject for decades to come.

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    Ivory Pearl
  • Author : Jean-Patrick Manchette
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN : 9781681372105
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Set in Cuba's Sierra Maestra in the 1950s, in the days leading up to the Revolution--Manchette's unfinished masterpiece with a fearless female protagonist. Out of the wreckage of World War II swaggers Ivory Pearl, so named (rhymes with girl) by some British soldiers who made her their mascot, a mere kid, orphaned, survivor of God knows what, but fluent in French, English, smoking, and drinking. In Berlin, Ivy meets Samuel Farakhan, a rich closeted intelligence officer. Farakhan proposes to adopt her and help her to become the photographer she wants to be; his relationship to her will provide a certain cover for him. And she is an asset. The deal is struck... 1956: Ivy has seen every conflict the postwar world has on offer, from Vietnam to East Berlin, and has published her photographs in slick periodicals, but she is sick to death of death and bored with life and love. It’s time for a break. Ivy heads to Cuba, the Sierra Maestra. History, however, doesn’t take vacations. Ivory Pearl was Jean-Patrick Manchette’s last book, representing a new turn in his writing. It was to be the first of a series of ambitious historical thrillers about the “wrong times” we live in. Though left unfinished when Manchette died, the book, whose full plot has been filled in here from the author’s notes, is a masterpiece of bold suspense and black comedy: chilling, caustic, and perfectly choreographed.

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    Duppy Conqueror
  • Author : Kwame Dawes,Kwame Senu Neville Dawes
  • Publisher : Copper Canyon Press
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9781556594236
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  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • ?The miracle of empathy,” Kwame Dawes once said in an interview, ?is the ultimate aim of my writing.”

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    Great International Fisheries Exhibition, London, 1883
  • Author : Sweden
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN : CHI:72740200
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Great International Fisheries Exhibition, London, 1883