The Quarry

The Quarry

He had helped the men at the quarry summers . He handed the paper back . The sergeant studied the paper . “ Well , I'll tell ye , you're a slick young Yankee , sonny , but not quite slick enough for this old devil .

Author: Mildred Walker

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803297793

Category: Fiction

Page: 339

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"A warm, moving book, a touch old-fashioned, and very American."-New Yorker. "A satisfying piece of work, well constructed and well written. As a regional novel, it gives a convincing delineation of upstate Vermont in the period between the Civil War and World War One, and it also leaves the reader with the pleasing consciousness that maintaining a standard of conduct-such things as tolerance, integrity, and loyalty-can make good fiction material."-Christian Science Monitor. "Walker has done a fine bit of documentation on what might be called the deflowering of New England."-New York Times. In this family saga, generations mine the Vermont earth and come to rest in it. Lyman Converse is too young to fight in the Civil War, but he lives to see his own son enlist in World War I. Through all the years his closest friend is Easy, an escaped black slave who took refuge in his father's house. Everything Converse values most is gradually lost to time, including the family-owned soapstone quarry. The Quarry invites readers to escape into private lives worth caring about-and to feel the national history that they could not escape. Originally published in 1947 and considered one of Mildred Walker's richest novels, The Quarry is introduced by Ripley Hugo, Walker's daughter. Hugo edited, with James Welch, The Real West Marginal Way: A Poet's Autobiography by Richard Hugo.
Categories: Fiction

Injury Experience in the Quarry Industry

Injury Experience in the Quarry Industry




ISBN: CORNELL:31924054183557

Category: Quarries and quarrying


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Categories: Quarries and quarrying

Safety Blasting Practices in a New York Quarry

Safety Blasting Practices in a New York Quarry

Blasting All precautions taken prior to the blast are controlled by the quarry supervisor from a blaster's control tower , a small building ( fig . 4 ) about 1,500 feet from the quarry face and 6 feet above the quarry floor , from which ...

Author: Norman King


ISBN: UOM:39015078496786

Category: Blasting

Page: 9

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Categories: Blasting

Mining and Crushing Methods and Costs at the Monocacy Quarry of the John T Dyer Quarry Co Monocacy Pa

Mining and Crushing Methods and Costs at the Monocacy Quarry of the John T  Dyer Quarry Co   Monocacy  Pa

The idea of traction wheels on a railway shovel for use in quarry work was developed at this quarry , the advantages being that the greater flexibility of the shovel gives approximately 50 per cent more capacity by speeding up the work ...

Author: J. A. Conway


ISBN: UOM:39015095085687

Category: Mines and mineral resources

Page: 28

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Categories: Mines and mineral resources

Mediterranean quarry rehabilitation manual

Mediterranean quarry rehabilitation manual

“Hidden” for a long period across the year a crucial component triggering natural dynamic processes, water is the primary “loop” of the final suggested design, sustaining long-term ecological dynamics across the quarry site “dry” ...

Author: IUCN Regional Office for West Asia

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 9782831717494


Page: 72

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Quagga and Zebra Mussels

Quagga and Zebra Mussels

Water wells to the north, west, and east of the quarry are located up gradient and should not be affected by changes in water quality that may occur in the quarry; wells to the south and southeast are potentially exposed to impacts ...

Author: Thomas F. Nalepa

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439854372

Category: Nature

Page: 815

View: 302

The introduction and rapid spread of two Eurasian mussel species, Dreissena polymorpha (zebra mussel) and Dreissena rostriformis bugensis (quagga mussel), in waters of North America has caused great concern among industrial and recreational water users. These invasive species can create substantial problems for raw water users such as water treatment facilities and power plants, and they can have other negative impacts by altering aquatic environments. In the 20 years since the first edition of this book was published, zebra mussels have continued to spread, and quagga mussels have become the greater threat in the Great Lakes, in deep regions of large lakes, and in the southwestern Unites States. Quagga mussels have also expanded greatly in eastern and western Europe since the first book edition was published. Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts, and Control, Second Edition provides a broad view of the zebra/quagga mussel issue, offering a historic perspective and up-to-date information on mussel research. Comprising 48 chapters, this second edition includes reviews of mussel morphology, physiology, and behavior. It details mussel distribution and spread in Europe and across North America, and examines policy and regulatory responses, management strategies, and mitigation efforts. In addition, this book provides extensive coverage of the impact of invasive mussel species on freshwater ecosystems, including effects on water clarity, phytoplankton, water quality, food web changes, and consequences to other aquatic fauna. It also reviews and offers new insights on how zebra and quagga mussels respond and adapt to varying environmental conditions. This new edition includes seven video clips that complement chapter text and, through visual documentation, provide a greater understanding of mussel behavior and distribution.
Categories: Nature

Geotechnology in Slate Quarry Operations

Geotechnology in Slate Quarry Operations

Furthermore , structure is complicated by intense folding so that great care must be exercised in projecting individual structures beyond the exposures in quarry walls . Thus , any effort to map geologic features that might contribute ...

Author: Noel N. Moebs


ISBN: UOM:39015078489187

Category: Ground control (Mining)

Page: 38

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Categories: Ground control (Mining)

Weekly Notes of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania the County Courts of Philadelphia and the United States District and Circuit Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Weekly Notes of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania  the County Courts of Philadelphia  and the United States District and Circuit Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

The plaintiff offered evidence to prove the value of the property and machinery on the preUpon the sale of a slate quarry , the agreement stipulated that the greater part of the purchase - money should be paid out of the clear profits ...




Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page: 626

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Categories: Law reports, digests, etc

Quarry Problems in the Lime Industry

Quarry Problems in the Lime Industry

made to strip before blasting ; rock and soil are shot down together and are separated on the quarry floor . Figure 3 illustrates this method . One reason given for its use is the availability of transportation equipment within the ...

Author: Oliver Bowles


ISBN: UIUC:30112104112153

Category: Lime

Page: 97

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Categories: Lime

Report of Progress 1874 1889 A Z

Report of Progress 1874 1889 A Z

bed in the quarry . The other beds are smaller . The most of them are workable . North of the quarry 100 feet the slates dip 90 ° ; 200 feet further north they are flat . 154. Old Quarry No. 1. — 500 feet north 40 ° east from the ...

Author: Geological Survey of Pennsylvania


ISBN: MINN:31951D02170555H

Category: Coal


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Categories: Coal