Towers of Stone

Towers of Stone

In Towers of Stone, award-winning Polish reporter Wojciech Jagielski brings into focus the tragedy of Chechnya, its inhabitants, and the war being waged there by a handful of desperate warriors against a powerful and much more numerous army ...

Author: Wojciech Jagielski

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781609800390

Category: History

Page: 336

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In Towers of Stone, award-winning Polish reporter Wojciech Jagielski brings into focus the tragedy of Chechnya, its inhabitants, and the war being waged there by a handful of desperate warriors against a powerful and much more numerous army. Jagielski's narrative is told through the lens of two men: Shamil Basaev, a hero to some, a dangerous warlord to others; and Aslan Maskhadov, a calculating and sober politician, who is viewed as a providential savior by some of his compatriots and a cowardly opportunist by the rest. Caught up in a war to which they owe everything and without which they could not live, the two fighters face enemy forces—and one another—in protean conflicts that prove hard to quell. Viewing the two men’s personal story as a microcosm of the conflict threatening to devour a land and its peoples, Jagielski distills the bitter history of the region with forceful clarity.
Categories: History

Towers in Stone

Towers in Stone

On the architecture of Vatsalā Temple and Siddhilakṣmī Temple in Bhaktapur, Nepal.

Author: Bijay Basukala

Publisher:

ISBN: 9937597196

Category: Hindu architecture

Page: 153

View: 340

On the architecture of Vatsalā Temple and Siddhilakṣmī Temple in Bhaktapur, Nepal.
Categories: Hindu architecture

The Towers and Temples of Ancient Ireland

The Towers and Temples of Ancient Ireland

I shall notice in succession Round Towers , Stone - roofed Temples , Coigns ,
Buttresses , Semicircular Doorways , Cyclopean Doorways , Windows of wide ,
and of narrow splay , Sculptured Crosses , Plain Crosses , Pillar Stones , Holed ...

Author: Marcus Keane

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017075313

Category: Architecture

Page: 492

View: 553

Categories: Architecture

An Essay on the Druids the Ancient Churches and the Round Towers of Ireland

An Essay on the Druids  the Ancient Churches and the Round Towers of Ireland

another stone , placed under the centre in such a way that the force of a man's
hand can rock them up and down . Evidently this contrivance was designed as a
means of agitating the blood and palpitating members of the victim , and from the
 ...

Author: Richard Smiddy

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB11006433

Category:

Page: 242

View: 581

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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 was asked to report upon the towers and
the best means of remedying their defects . The only plan which seemed to him to
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:098716182

Category: Engineering

Page:

View: 691

Categories: Engineering

The History and Antiquities of the Tower of London with Memoirs of Royal and Distinguished Persons Deduced from Records State papers and Manuscripts and from Other Original and Authentic Sources By John Bayley Esq In Two Parts Part 1 2

The History and Antiquities of the Tower of London  with Memoirs of Royal and Distinguished Persons  Deduced from Records  State papers  and Manuscripts  and from Other Original and Authentic Sources  By John Bayley  Esq       In Two Parts  Part 1   2

APPENDIX TO PART I. xiii Cane stone , 1. tons , xij " . x ' .; lyme to the same , ve .
xxv ' . ; sande to the same , xv . loodes , vijö . vja . The tower callede Colde
Harber , the same tow ' the most p'te of it to be taken downe , and to be garettyde
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IBNF:CF990988872

Category:

Page: 272

View: 886

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The Antiquarian

The Antiquarian

lowed stone , and sometimes angular , being formed of two massive stones ,
hanging in from the perpendicular sides and ... The Irish round towers are “ round
or circular stone “ The elevated door was reached by a flight of steps , or a clifices
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:N13593313

Category: Archaeology

Page:

View: 504

Categories: Archaeology

Stone

Stone

it is now decided to cut the building to six stories , take estimates on stone and
terra cotta , and if the stone is cheap enough it ... Trich & Olsens , $ 69,800 , or an
increase of $ 750 on round tower ; Grace & Kelley , $ 74,400 , circular tower $
900 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105027549166

Category: Building stones

Page:

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Categories: Building stones

The Civil engineer and architect s journal

The Civil engineer    and  architect s journal

Exeter Cathedral presents the unique exto English architecture a character and
dignity rivalling , not ample of a tower at ... sufsame county . ficiently numerous to
characterise all the leading varieties of tower Stone spires , as well as those of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10231017

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Page:

View: 605

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Towers in the North

Towers in the North

This well-illustrated book describes the current state of our knowledge, probes the long-running controversies over their origins and function, and provides an annotated list of the most accessible and best-preserved broch sites.

Author: Ian Armit

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015056311551

Category: History

Page: 159

View: 118

The brochs are among the best-known ancient monuments in Scotland. However, despite a long and colourful history of research, it is only in the last 20 years that the results of field survey, excavation and radiocarbon dating have begun to flesh out a picture of their evolution and development from around 600 BC to AD 100. This well-illustrated book describes the current state of our knowledge, probes the long-running controversies over their origins and function, and provides an annotated list of the most accessible and best-preserved broch sites. Individual chapters cover: Beginnings; Anatomy of a broch tower; Broch landscapes, broch people; Lords of the north; Lords of the south; Beyond the brochs.
Categories: History

Roman Stone Fortifications

Roman Stone Fortifications

More typical of the Severan pattern are the gate - towers at Buciumi ( fig . 117 ) ,
whose stone construction is dated by small - finds to the late second / early third
century ( Chirila et al . 1972 ) . A similar tower arrangement can be seen at ...

Author: James Lander

Publisher: Archaeopress Archaeology

ISBN: UCSD:31822002202174

Category: Building, Stone

Page: 363

View: 884

Categories: Building, Stone

Atti

Atti

... magazines , manæuver grounds , navy - yards , neglected fortifications ,
obstacles , ponton bridges , palisading , pickets , patrols , redoubts , rifle - pits ,
retaining walls , signal stations , stone dams , stone galleries , stockades , towers
, turrets ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000060142320

Category: Geography

Page:

View: 423

Issues for 1952- include the proceedings of the 8th- General Assembly of the International Geographical Union.
Categories: Geography

Light List Including Fog Signals Buoys and Daymarks

Light List Including Fog Signals  Buoys  and Daymarks

200 mm a White square pyramidal skeleton tower . 1890 55 1906 65 Flash 1 sec
. 300 mm pgm BELL ; 1 stroke every 15 sec . Maintained by city of Chicago , Ill .
Silver gray lantern on red pyramidal skeleton tower on stone crib 1867 1923 56 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435062866959

Category: Aids to navigation

Page:

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Categories: Aids to navigation

Devils Tower

Devils Tower

This is the only comprehensive history of the awesome rock tower and the people who have been drawn to it. Sitting Bull, Custer, photographer/artist team Jackson and Moran, climbers, adventures, eccentricsthey're all here!

Author: Mary Alice Gunderson

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040876620

Category: History

Page: 141

View: 433

Devils Tower National Monument, the first site designated a national monument in 1906 has drawn to it fascinating people and spawned stories of mythic proportion. This is the only comprehensive history of the awesome rock tower and the people who have been drawn to it. Sitting Bull, Custer, photographer/artist team Jackson and Moran, climbers, adventures, eccentricsthey're all here! Chapters include Indian accounts of the landmark's origin, geology, historic exploration, classic climbs, and media events.
Categories: History

The Library of Choice Literature and Encyclopedia of Universal Authorship

The Library of Choice Literature and Encyclopedia of Universal Authorship

the towers rested , and thus acquired a much THE TEMPLE . greater altitude .
Admirable , likewise , was the magnitude of the stones ; for these towers 1 . The
temple , as I have said , was seated were not constructed of ordinary blocks , nor
on ...

Author: Ainsworth Rand Spofford

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101054956865

Category: Literature

Page:

View: 865

Categories: Literature

Stone an Illustrated Magazine

Stone  an Illustrated Magazine

There are very few Monument Co . , of New York City . proprietors of stone - yards
who have definite data as to the cost of The tower which taces the new capitol
building is 30 feet square the different kinds of work when considered in detail .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433069066045

Category: Building stones

Page:

View: 107

Categories: Building stones

The Eddystone Lighthouses new and Old

The Eddystone Lighthouses  new and Old

An Account of the Building and General Arrangements of the New Tower E. Price
Edwards Thomas Williams (of Trinity House.) acquainted with Henry Winstanley ,
who in 1696 , built a tower of wood and stone on the rock , which seven years ...

Author: E. Price Edwards

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C052261668

Category: Eddystone Lighthouse

Page: 186

View: 209

Categories: Eddystone Lighthouse

Serial set no 0 3099

Serial set  no 0 3099

White to the wostward between ( about ) E . 1 S . and E . by S . 1 S . ; and white to
the eastward between ( about ) SW . * W . and NW . by N . Red in other directions
. . . . . . . Oil . . . . . . . . For use of barges , etc . White , iron tower . Stone tower .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B635453

Category:

Page:

View: 701

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Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada

Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada

Stone was placed around them to gather the sand on the beach and keep the
sea from working under the main tower . Cost about $ 30 . North Rustico . Post
foundation having become unsafe , temporary posts were put under for the
present at ...

Author: Canada. Parliament

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:78128528

Category: Canada

Page:

View: 415

"Report of the Dominion fishery commission on the fisheries of the province of Ontario, 1893", issued as vol. 26, no. 7, supplement.
Categories: Canada