Kiln People

Kiln People

Petroglyphs, incised by some long-ago native people who deemed this cave a sacred place of power, where nature's forces might be implored and miracles invoked. ... Familiar mechanisms, a freezer, imprinter, and kiln combination.

Author: David Brin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429971300

Category: Fiction

Page: 612

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In a perilous future where disposable duplicate bodies fulfill every legal and illicit whim of their decadent masters, life is cheap. No one knows that better than Albert Morris, a brash investigator with a knack for trouble, who has sent his own duplicates into deadly peril more times than he cares to remember. But when Morris takes on a ring of bootleggers making illegal copies of a famous actress, he stumbles upon a secret so explosive it has incited open warfare on the streets of Dittotown. Dr. Yosil Maharal, a brilliant researcher in artificial intelligence, has suddenly vanished, just as he is on the verge of a revolutionary scientific breakthrough. Maharal's daughter, Ritu, believes he has been kidnapped-or worse. Aeneas Polom, a reclusive trillionaire who appears in public only through his high-priced platinum duplicates, offers Morris unlimited resources to locate Maharal before his awesome discovery falls into the wrong hands. To uncover the truth, Morris must enter a shadowy, nightmare world of ghosts and golems where nothing -and no one-is what they seem, memory itself is suspect, and the line between life and death may no longer exist. David Brin's Kiln People is a 2003 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Fiction

The Madras Quarterly Journal of Medical Science

The Madras Quarterly Journal of Medical Science

... kiln than on this side of the station , and there was much talk of sending the Lunka and Lime - kiln people into camp . On the 29th this was carried out with regard to the Lime - kiln party , 250 going across the river and partly ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B4313946

Category: Medicine

Page: 452

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Categories: Medicine

China s Porcelain Capital

China s Porcelain Capital

More and more people, from kiln owners to labourers, cannot sustain themselves by working in porcelain and are forced into banditry. Jingdezhen's streets are filthy, full of trash, excrement, and rats. The people are diseased and hungry ...

Author: Maris Boyd Gillette

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474259439

Category: Art

Page: 200

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Maris Boyd Gillette's groundbreaking study tells the story of Jingdezhen, China's porcelain capital, from its origins in 1004 in Song dynasty China to the present day. Gillette explores how Jingdezhen has been affected by state involvement in porcelain production, particularly during the long 20th century. She considers how the Chinese government has consumed, invested in, taxed and managed the local ceramics industry, and the effects of this state intervention on ceramists' lives, their local environment and the nature of the goods they produce. Gillette traces how Jingdezhen experienced the transition from imperial rule to state ownership under communism, the changing fortunes of the ceramics industry in the early 21st century, the decay and decline that accompanied privatisation, and a revival brought about by an entrepreneurial culture focusing on the manufacture of highly-prized 'art porcelain'.
Categories: Art

Song Blue and White Porcelain on the Silk Road

Song Blue and White Porcelain on the Silk Road

The Percival David Collection Vases Constitute Circumstantial Evidence of the Production of Official-kiln Blue and ... 'How could the People's-kiln have been truly capable of producing this large quantity of exquisite [official-kiln ...

Author: Adam T. Kessler

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004231276

Category: Art

Page: 678

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Song Blue and White Porcelain on the Silk Road disproves received opinion that pre-Ming blue and white dates to the Yuan (1279-1368 A.D.) and establishes the proper foundation for 21st century study of ancient Chinese porcelain.
Categories: Art

Wood fired Ceramics

Wood fired Ceramics

Seung- Ho was surprised when he first saw the La Borne traditional kiln , because it is almost the same as one type of Korean " Tonggama ' . He explains : " There is no written evidence about the kiln's origin , but people here [ in ...

Author: Coll Minogue

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812235142

Category: Art

Page: 174

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This book describes the development of the main types of wood-fired kilns used by today's potters.
Categories: Art

History of Customs in the Ming Dynasty

History of Customs in the Ming Dynasty

Huzhou "drawing" Xiaofeng County "contains, said: Sheri, the rate of ten to twenty people a village community, Tu spilled wine offerings, incense Zhang ... The kiln people in the area are enshrined in Weijin, and they have no rewards ...

Author: Li Shi

Publisher: DeepLogic

ISBN:

Category: History

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The book is the volume of “History of Customs in the Ming Dynasty” among a series of books of “Deep into China Histories”. The earliest known written records of the history of China date from as early as 1250 BC, from the Shang dynasty (c. 1600–1046 BC) and the Bamboo Annals (296 BC) describe a Xia dynasty (c. 2070–1600 BC) before the Shang, but no writing is known from the period The Shang ruled in the Yellow River valley, which is commonly held to be the cradle of Chinese civilization. However, Neolithic civilizations originated at various cultural centers along both the Yellow River and Yangtze River. These Yellow River and Yangtze civilizations arose millennia before the Shang. With thousands of years of continuous history, China is one of the world's oldest civilizations, and is regarded as one of the cradles of civilization.The Zhou dynasty (1046–256 BC) supplanted the Shang and introduced the concept of the Mandate of Heaven to justify their rule. The central Zhou government began to weaken due to external and internal pressures in the 8th century BC, and the country eventually splintered into smaller states during the Spring and Autumn period. These states became independent and warred with one another in the following Warring States period. Much of traditional Chinese culture, literature and philosophy first developed during those troubled times.In 221 BC Qin Shi Huang conquered the various warring states and created for himself the title of Huangdi or "emperor" of the Qin, marking the beginning of imperial China. However, the oppressive government fell soon after his death, and was supplanted by the longer-lived Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). Successive dynasties developed bureaucratic systems that enabled the emperor to control vast territories directly. In the 21 centuries from 206 BC until AD 1912, routine administrative tasks were handled by a special elite of scholar-officials. Young men, well-versed in calligraphy, history, literature, and philosophy, were carefully selected through difficult government examinations. China's last dynasty was the Qing (1644–1912), which was replaced by the Republic of China in 1912, and in the mainland by the People's Republic of China in 1949.Chinese history has alternated between periods of political unity and peace, and periods of war and failed statehood – the most recent being the Chinese Civil War (1927–1949). China was occasionally dominated by steppe peoples, most of whom were eventually assimilated into the Han Chinese culture and population. Between eras of multiple kingdoms and warlordism, Chinese dynasties have ruled parts or all of China; in some eras control stretched as far as Xinjiang and Tibet, as at present. Traditional culture, and influences from other parts of Asia and the Western world (carried by waves of immigration, cultural assimilation, expansion, and foreign contact), form the basis of the modern culture of China.
Categories: History

Houston County Tennessee

Houston County  Tennessee

There were stave mills, shingle mills, sawmills, and the usual businesses of a small town; stores, smiths, livery stable, schools and churches. One would assume connections with the lime kiln people and also the north fork of Lewis's ...

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Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781563111945

Category: History

Page: 220

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Categories: History

Decisions

Decisions

Due to the conditions , he believed that safe access was not provided for the kiln operator , and people who travel through that area . The roof area above the kiln floor was approximately 40 feet by 40 feet , and the material there was ...

Author: United States. Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D007140048

Category: Coal mines and mining

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Categories: Coal mines and mining

People s Cyclopaedia of Universal Knowledge

People s Cyclopaedia of Universal Knowledge

The name porcelain , seggars , which are so made that they can be piled upon one anfrom porcellana , an obscure Portuguese word , supposed to other to a great height in the kiln . The seggars are so piled mean à shell , is applied to a ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112087526031

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The People s Cyclopedia of Universal Knowledge

The People s Cyclopedia of Universal Knowledge

When quite dry , which had been imported by the Arabs in the 13tli c . , was they are next taken to a workshop near the kiln , and they are known in Italy in 1330 , and was imported into France as early here carefully packed in coarse ...

Author: William Harrison De Puy

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433003235979

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries