The Sand Pebbles

The Sand Pebbles

The Sand Pebbles responded to it. They knew they were holding the fort. Always, the watchers were on the bund abreast the ship. Usually they were a score or so of loitering coolies. Often enough they were a fullscale hate parade, ...

Author: Richard McKenna

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547113256

Category: Fiction

Page: 569

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The Sand Pebbles

The Sand Pebbles

Like Lawrence of Arabia, the tension explored here is between the self as individual against the broader spectrum of social and historical forces against which we are all measured. “A bold well-written book, inclusive in its concepts, ...

Author: Richard McKenna

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 9780795311840

Category: Fiction

Page: 602

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The critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller and the basis for the Academy Award– and Golden Globe–nominated film starring Steve McQueen. As a spirit of nationalism inspired by Chiang Kai-shek’s leadership begins to sweep through China, the river gunship San Pablo is ordered to patrol the region and to protect US citizens. Jack Holman is a machinist aboard the San Pablo, who has joined the navy in order to avoid jail time. Because he is so fiercely independent, Jake remains a relative loner and is uncomfortable with navy protocol and discipline. Holman’s independent mind chafes against military hierarchy and also ensures that he does not share his shipmates’ disdain for the Chinese. Instead, Holman is fascinated with the culture and the people that surround him and develops emotional bonds that prove quite thorny when the circumstances become more tumultuous and more dire. The perspective of The Sand Pebbles is therefore both panoramic as well as personal. Like Lawrence of Arabia, the tension explored here is between the self as individual against the broader spectrum of social and historical forces against which we are all measured. “A bold well-written book, inclusive in its concepts, memorable in character and incident, fearlessly impartial in its delineation of the incompatible sets of values held by the men on all sides.” —Kirkus Reviews
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Geological Survey of Illinois

Geological Survey of Illinois

The blue clay is very hard and compact , and contains numerous small rounded pebbles . One mile south - west the railroad cut exhibits red clay , sand and pebbles at the top ; below , gray and brown beds , with alternations of beds of ...

Author: Illinois. State Geologist

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000022893574

Category: Geology

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Categories: Geology

The Geology of London and of Part of the Thames Valley

The Geology of London and of Part of the Thames Valley

Blue clay · ( Light and dark blue mottled clays ( a ) Rock Bluish - green sand Hard , blue loam and shells ( b ) Hard , yellow clay and pebbles Pebbles ( c ) 79 103 Green sand and black pebbles ( d ) Shell - rock ( e ) 1740942 122 1231 ...

Author: William Whitaker

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067342017

Category: Geology

Page: 366

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Categories: Geology

Memoirs of the Geological Survey of England Wales

Memoirs of the Geological Survey  of  England   Wales

Buxton says “ From the Sand springs we get about 100,000 gallons a day . ... Dark grey sand and pebbles ( f ) 43 199 s Chalk , with layers of flints Chalk · White sand 331 530 Chalk ܚ ܗܐܘ ܛ ܟܬ ܝܛ The thicknesses above are those ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951000628272M

Category: Geology

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Categories: Geology

Annual Report

Annual Report

Swamp Creek empties into the lake at the edge of a very extensive Swamp Creek marsh , and south of this marsh a forest of spruce and poplar stands close to the shore , skirted by a narrow belt of grass growing on sand , pebbles and ...

Author: Geological Survey of Canada

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105013206532

Category: Geology

Page: 842

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Economical Geology of Illinois

Economical Geology of Illinois

The blue clay is very hard and compact , and contains numerous small rounded pebbles . One mile southwest the railroad cut exhibits red clay , sand and pebbles at the top ; below , gray and brown beds , with alternations of beds of sand ...

Author: Illinois. State Geologist

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067235153

Category: Geology

Page: 622

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Categories: Geology

Geological Magazine

Geological Magazine

Yellow sand Pebbles resting upon an uneven surface of slate - thickness variable . --- ( 2 ) Near Trevaunance- Yellow Cobb with Killas rubble Fire clay Clay and sand ... ... 2ft . Oin . ... ... 3ft . Oin . ... Fine white gritty sand ...

Author: Henry Woodward

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105001190698

Category: Electronic journals

Page: 790

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The Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London

The Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London

Level of line Ruddy loam . Sand . Pebbles of Greensand and a few flints . A Woolwich and Reading beds , C.M. 15.22 C.M. 15.20 beds of flints ( exclusively , only a Tertiary pebble. Surface earth with white flints . [ between .

Author: Geological Society of London

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105006944230

Category: Electronic journals

Page: 1068

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Vols. 1-108 include Proceedings of the society (separately paged, beginning with v. 30)
Categories: Electronic journals