Blue Ridge Fire Towers

Blue Ridge Fire Towers

Mount Cammerer in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Wayah Bald in southwestern North Carolina and High Knob Tower in southwest Virginia were built of stone and rock, as well as wood and steel. These towers featured a variety of ...

Author: Robert Sorrell

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625854001

Category: History

Page: 144

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Fire lookout towers have graced the highest peaks in the Blue Ridge Mountains for more than a century. Early mountaineers and conservationists began constructing lookouts during the late 1800s. By the 1930s, states and the federal government had built thousands of towers around the country, many in the Blue Ridge. While technology allowed forestry services to use other means for early detection of fires, many towers still stand as a testament to their significance. Author Robert Sorrell details the fascinating history of the lookouts in the Blue Ridge's forests.
Categories: History

Towers of Stone

Towers of Stone

Author: Joanne Mattern

Publisher:

ISBN: 076523565X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Ghost Silver

Ghost Silver

In this large space were many stone towers and stone statues. At this moment, the people of the Crown Prince's family used these stone statues as cover and prepared to fight against us. "Mr. Qin, there is no cover on the stone stairs, ...

Author: Ye XiaoZi

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781636664781

Category: Fiction

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I am an antique dealer, earning money from the living and earning money from the dead. In the past few years of roaming the world, he had seen all kinds of bizarre things...
Categories: Fiction

Prehistoric Villages Castles and Towers of Southwestern Colorado

Prehistoric Villages  Castles  and Towers of Southwestern Colorado

4 . a , Building on rock pinnacle , near Stone Arch , Sand Canyon . 6 , Stone Arch , Sand Canyon . 5. a , Tower in Sand Canyon . b , Unit - type House in Sand Canyon , 6. a , Stone Arch House , Sand Canyon . b , Cliff - house , showing ...

Author: Jesse Walter Fewkes

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001726078

Category: Cliff-dwellings

Page: 79

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Categories: Cliff-dwellings

The Bronze Age Towers at Bat Sultanate of Oman

The Bronze Age Towers at Bat  Sultanate of Oman

The trench uncovered a series of mudbrick structures, initially presumed to be domestic, outside of and underlying the stone wall of the tower. One filled “room” was ca. 2 m wide and contained a flint tool and conch shell.

Author: Christopher P. Thornton

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781934536063

Category: History

Page: 360

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In the third millennium B.C.E., the Oman Peninsula was the site of an important kingdom known in Akkadian texts as "Magan," which traded extensively with the Indus Civilization, southern Iran, the Persian Gulf states, and southern Mesopotamia. Excavations have been carried out in this region since the 1970s, although the majority of studies have focused on mortuary monuments at the expense of settlement archaeology. While domestic structures of the Bronze Age have been found and are the focus of current research at Bat, most settlements dating from the third millennium B.C.E. in Oman and the U.A.E. are defined by the presence of large, circular monuments made of mudbrick or stone that are traditionally called "towers." Whether these so-called towers are defensive, agricultural, political, or ritual structures has long been debated, but very few comprehensive studies of these monuments have been attempted. Between 2007 and 2012, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology conducted excavations at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bat in the Sultanate of Oman under the direction of the late Gregory L. Possehl. The focus of these years was on the monumental stone towers of the third millennium B.C.E., looking at the when, how, and why of their construction through large-scale excavation, GIS-aided survey, and the application of radiocarbon dates. This has been the most comprehensive study of nonmortuary Bronze Age monuments ever conducted on the Oman Peninsula, and the results provide new insight into the formation and function of these impressive structures that surely formed the social and political nexus of Magan's kingdom.
Categories: History

The Round Towers of Atlantis

The Round Towers of Atlantis

Callahan says that every single round tower he tested ( fifteen in number ) was made of a paramagnetic stone , such as the Glendalough tower , which is built of mica schist , one of the most paramagnetic varieties of stone .

Author: Henry O'Brien

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 1931882010

Category: History

Page: 524

View: 548

This fascinating book, first published in 1834 as The Round Towers of Ireland or the Mysteries of Freemasonry, of Sabaism, and of Budhism, was an instant sensation at the time, and was one of the first modern studies of Atlantis, Round Towers, pre-Christian Megalithic Architecture and Secret Societies. In addition to being a sourcebook on Atlantis Research, Druidic Culture and origins of modern Celtic Christianity, the book is a treasure trove of ancient esoteric lore and arcane knowledge of the past. Includes: The History of the Tuatha-de-Danaans; The Round Towers and Megalithic Crosses of Ireland are pre-Christian; Ireland's strange connections with ancient India, Persia and China; Ancient Secret Societies and Ireland; Ancient Egyptians and Ireland; Pre-Christian Messiahs, Mithraism, and Ireland; The Connections Between Atlantis and Ireland.
Categories: History

Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections

Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections

B. — Under the central rear tower , and the campanile and octagonal towers — ist , a course of stone seven feet wide and two feet thick ; 2d , a course of stone five feet wide and two feet thick . C. - Under all the remaining towers ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044092867027

Category: Science

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Categories: Science

Engineering News

Engineering News

Each of the four towers were successively treated in the same way . The stone towers were then removed and as they and was asked to report upon the towers and the best means of remedying their defects . The only plan which seemed to him ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:098716182

Category: Engineering

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Categories: Engineering

The moonstone tower

The moonstone tower

The bare stone walls of the room were thick and the arched vaulted ceiling low and although situated below ground level, the cellar was thankfully dry, without any trace of mildew or moss. The main advantage of the cellar though, ...

Author: D. A. Thomas

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781905886845

Category:

Page: 139

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In this tale for older children, various adult myths that apply to life after death are used to great effect in this supernatural adventure.
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God Of Slaughter 1 Anthology

God Of Slaughter 1 Anthology

On one of the stone towers, Shi Yan stood next to Shi Jian, condescendingly looking down upon all the participants around the God Stone Square who came to compete in the Martial Competition. This forty meters tall stone tower belonged ...

Author: Ni Cang Tian

Publisher: BEIJING BOOK CO. INC.

ISBN: 9787999094654

Category: Fiction

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Growing up parentless, Shi Yan, who was left with a large amount of inheritance money, bore a general disinterest in life. The only times he felt alive was when adrenaline coursed thorough his veins. He quickly found that extreme sports, bungyjumping, cave diving & skydiving, gave him the biggest kicks. The bigger the adrenaline kick, the closer he was to death, the more alive he felt. Waking up in a pile of dead bodies in an unknown land, after a diving adventure had ended disastrously, he quickly realizes the body he now possessed was not his own. Follow Shi Yan as he explores this new world where danger lurks around every corner, and death is only a breath away; a world in which Shi Yan could not feel any more alive.
Categories: Fiction

The History and Antiquities of the Tower of London

The History and Antiquities of the Tower of London

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Author: John Bayley

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C2773543

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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Categories: Great Britain

Skyscrapers and Towers

Skyscrapers and Towers

It was built with stone and mud. The ancient Egyptians built the first towers as pyramids. The pyramids were built of solid stone as tombs for their pharaohs. the earliest stone monuments in history. BrainBuilder!

Author: Shirley Duke

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 9781634306072

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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In Skyscrapers and Towers, readers will explore the use of super structures around the world and how they have shaped future technological advancements. This title is the perfect blend of historical content and STEM engagement, and makes a great addition to library collections at home or at school. The Engineering Wonders series takes readers on a historical journey and focuses on the construction of amazing man-made structures and their effects on society. Each 48-page title features full-color photographs, fascinating sidebars, a timeline, a glossary, a list of websites, and comprehension and extension questions. This series engages learners while also reinforcing concepts and helping them strengthen their reading comprehension skills
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Accursed Tower

The Accursed Tower

What was left of the medieval walls was demolished and the stone used to make new buildings and the fortifications ... New mosques and caravanserais were constructed; the foundations of churches, Italian warehouses, and towers had been ...

Author: Roger Crowley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781541699724

Category: History

Page: 272

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From a New York Times-bestselling author, a stirring account of the siege of Acre in 1291, when the last Christian stronghold fell to the Muslim army The 1291 siege of Acre was the Alamo of the Christian Crusades -- the final bloody battle for the Holy Land. After a desperate six weeks, the beleaguered citadel surrendered to the Mamluks, bringing an end to Christendom's two-hundred year adventure in the Middle East. In The Accursed Tower, Roger Crowley delivers a lively narrative of the lead-up to the siege and a vivid, blow-by-blow account of the climactic battle. Drawing on extant Arabic sources as well as untranslated Latin documents, he argues that Acre is notable for technical advances in military planning and siege warfare, and extraordinary for its individual heroism and savage slaughter. A gripping depiction of the crusader era told through its dramatic last moments, The Accursed Tower offers an essential new view on a crucial turning point in world history. Longlisted for the Historical Writers Association Nonfiction Crown
Categories: History

Richard Coeur de Lion

Richard Coeur de Lion

It had thirty splendid towers by number, And a chief emir in every tower. There were fifty thousand ... He had a catapult pulled back, And sent a stone to the great tower; When that stone flew out, The Saracens who saw it Cried “Alas!

Author: Katherine H. Terrell

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770486843

Category: Poetry

Page: 325

View: 799

The Middle English romance of Richard Coeur de Lion transforms the historical Richard I of England—a Frenchman by upbringing, who spent only four months of his reign in England and who once joked that he would sell London to finance his Crusade if he could only find a buyer—into an aggressively English king. This act of historical revision involves the invention of several fantastic elements that give Richard the superhuman force necessary to unite the English nation and elevate it above all others. Springing from a supernatural birth and endowed with exceptional strength and an insatiable and transgressive appetite, Richard embodies a vision of triumphant Englishness that humiliates and decimates England’s foes, whether they be French, German, or Muslim. Katherine Terrell’s faithful but poetic new modern English translation is fully annotated. Appendices include materials on cannibalism, the Crusades, and English national myths.
Categories: Poetry

Burning Tower

Burning Tower

The boxopened, to reveala small bit of polished stone shaped like a tower. Tiny carnelian flames ringed the stone tower. Thetower stone had grainand looked like wood,but it was stoneto the touch. Petrified wood, refined, polished, and, ...

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416548713

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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Return to the "vivid and unusual" (Kirkus Reviews) world of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle's The Burning City, where the fire god has retreated into myth, leaving the residents of Tep's Town unprotected for the first time in their history. Unfortunately, a fiery fate isn't the only danger the town is facing. From out of the desert come monsters -- great birds with blades instead of wings, driven by some unknown force. Although they can be killed, the threat these terror birds pose is worse than death. Danger on the roads means no trade. No trade means that Tep's Town will be no more. Sent by the Lords of Lordshills to discover the source of the terror birds, Lord Sandry and his beloved, Burning Tower, must travel into a world where magic is still strong -- and where someone or something waits to destroy them! Filled with the sweeping adventure, memorable characters, and imaginative world-building that have defined the novels of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, Burning Tower is another triumph.
Categories: Fiction

Memoirs of the Tower of London

Memoirs of the Tower of London

“ The Constabull's Tower , the walls of the same rounde aboute to be copyde , ventyde , lowpyde , and crestyde , wt the twoo turretts of the same , and the vices new repayrede wt Cane stone by the masons , also rough casted ...

Author: John Britton

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89089978795

Category: Fortification

Page: 374

View: 608

Categories: Fortification

The Pebble and the Tower

The Pebble and the Tower

The stone had no doubt that it would reach the tower. This concerted knowledge was due in fact from some auspicious belief within; a force or energy the stone did not quite comprehend yet. The stone thought it had never been without ...

Author: David Scott

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781602665880

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 815

Despite the cynical Buhrstones belief that all stones should stay where they are, the pebble refuses to accept that as truth in this allegory. The pebble faces ridiculing judgment from its peers and despite its own inability to move independently, finds itself launched on its way.
Categories: Fiction

The Room in the Tower and Other Ghost Stories

The Room in the Tower and Other Ghost Stories

It was always the same – the garden, the family, the tower – and I always felt very hot and frightened when Mrs Stone said 'Jack is going to show you your room now.' But I always followed him up and up in the dark, and when he opened ...

Author: Rudyard Kipling and Others

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 9781292302584

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Babel Tower

Babel Tower

Scissors, paper, stone. “You put out your hands together, he says. “Simultaneously, Leo says. Simultaneously, John Ottokar agrees. His smooth gold hair falls forwards over his brow. He shows them. A flat hand, paper.

Author: A S Byatt

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448192274

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 595

After her husband becomes violent, Frederica Potter flees with her young son to London. There, she secures a teaching position in an art school, and finds herself surrounded by painters and poets with dreams of rebellion. Then Frederica meets Jude Mason, the strange and charismatic author of a wildly controversial novel. When her husband files for divorce and Jude becomes the target of a high-profile court case, Frederica’s life threatens to spiral out of control. THE THIRD FREDERICA POTTER NOVEL
Categories: Fiction