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The Food Explorer

Author : Daniel Stone
ISBN : 9781101990582
Genre : Botanists
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David Fairchild, a young botanist with an insatiable lust to explore and experience the world, set out in search of foods that would enrich the American farmer and enchant the American eater. Fairchild's finds weren't just limited to food: From Egypt he sent back a variety of cotton that revolutionised an industry, and via Japan he introduced the cherry blossom tree, forever brightening America's capital. Along the way, he was arrested, caught diseases, and bargained with island tribes. Through him, America transformed into the most diverse food system ever created.
Category: Botanists

Cutting For Stone

Author : Abraham Verghese
ISBN : 9788184001754
Genre : Fiction
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Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance and bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles—and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.
Category: Fiction

Son Of Stone

Author : Stuart Woods
ISBN : 9780451236357
Genre : Fiction
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Stone Barrington knows everything there is to know about the city he loves, but he's about to learn something new about himself. Available in a tall Premium Edition.
Category: Fiction

The Stone Book Quartet

Author : Alan Garner
ISBN : 9780007380121
Genre : Fiction
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A classic work of rural magic realism from one of Britain’s greatest children’s novelists.
Category: Fiction

Weight Of Stone

Author : Laura Anne Gilman
ISBN : 9781451611670
Genre : Fiction
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In a world where magic is derived from the process of wine-making, vineart student Jerzy and his companions must find the source of a magic taint plaguing the Lands Vin and, after tragedy strikes, must also seek vengeance for a horrible wrong. By the author of Flesh and Fire. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
Category: Fiction

The Place Of Stone

Author : Douglas Hunter
ISBN : 9781469634418
Genre : History
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Claimed by many to be the most frequently documented artifact in American archeology, Dighton Rock is a forty-ton boulder covered in petroglyphs in southern Massachusetts. First noted by New England colonists in 1680, the rock's markings have been debated endlessly by scholars and everyday people alike on both sides of the Atlantic. The glyphs have been erroneously assigned to an array of non-Indigenous cultures: Norsemen, Egyptians, Lost Tribes of Israel, vanished Portuguese explorers, and even a prince from Atlantis. In this fascinating story rich in personalities and memorable characters, Douglas Hunter uses Dighton Rock to reveal the long, complex history of colonization, American archaeology, and the conceptualization of Indigenous people. Hunter argues that misinterpretations of the rock's markings share common motivations and have erased Indigenous people not only from their own history but from the landscape. He shows how Dighton Rock for centuries drove ideas about the original peopling of the Americas, including Bering Strait migration scenarios and the identity of the "Mound Builders." He argues the debates over Dighton Rock have served to answer two questions: Who belongs in America, and to whom does America belong?
Category: History

The Dream Of The Stone

Author : Christina Askounis
ISBN : 9781416911876
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Fifteen-year-old Sarah discovers that her brilliant older brother's top-secret research for the Institute involves interstellar travel and a threat to a planet millions of light-years away. Simultaneous.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Stone

Author : Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
ISBN : 0816692629
Genre : History
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Stone maps the force, vivacity, and stories within our most mundane matter, stone. For too long stone has served as an unexamined metaphor for the “really real”: blunt factuality, nature's curt rebuke. Yet, medieval writers knew that stones drop with fire from the sky, emerge through the subterranean lovemaking of the elements, tumble along riverbeds from Eden, partner with the masons who build worlds with them. Such motion suggests an ecological enmeshment and an almost creaturely mineral life. Although geological time can leave us reeling, Jeffrey Jerome Cohen argues that stone's endurance is also an invitation to apprehend the world in other than human terms. Never truly inert, stone poses a profound challenge to modernity's disenchantments. Its agency undermines the human desire to be separate from the environment, a bifurcation that renders nature “out there,” a mere resource for recreation, consumption, and exploitation. Written with great verve and elegance, this pioneering work is notable not only for interweaving the medieval and the modern but also as a major contribution to ecotheory. Comprising chapters organized by concept —“Geophilia,” “Time,” “Force,” and “Soul”—Cohen seamlessly brings together a wide range of topics including stone's potential to transport humans into nonanthropocentric scales of place and time, the “petrification” of certain cultures, the messages fossils bear, the architecture of Bordeaux and Montparnasse, Yucca Mountain and nuclear waste disposal, the ability of stone to communicate across millennia in structures like Stonehenge, and debates over whether stones reproduce and have souls. Showing that what is often assumed to be the most lifeless of substances is, in its own time, restless and forever in motion,Stone fittingly concludes by taking us to Iceland?a land that, writes the author, “reminds us that stone like water is alive, that stone like water is transient.”
Category: History

Lucy Stone

Author : Sally Gregory McMillen
ISBN : 9780199778393
Genre : History
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"A biography of Lucy Stone, who, while often overshadowed by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and others, played a pivotal role in the woman's rights movement and fought for gender equality throughout her life"--
Category: History

The Book Of Stone

Author : Jonathan Papernick
ISBN : 9781941493052
Genre : Fiction
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The Book of Stone examines the evolution of the terrorist mentality and the complexities of religious extremism, as well as how easily a vulnerable mind can be exploited for dark purposes. Matthew Stone has inherited a troubling legacy: a gangster grandfather and a distant father—who is also a disgraced judge. After his father’s death, Matthew is a young man alone. He turns to his father’s beloved books for comfort, perceiving within them guidance that leads him to connect with a group of religious extremists. As Matthew immerses himself in this unfamiliar world, the FBI seeks his assistance to foil the group’s violent plot. Caught between these powerful forces, haunted by losses past and present, and desperate for redemption, Matthew charts a course of increasing peril—for himself and for everyone around him. Lyrical and incendiary, The Book of Stone is a masterfully crafted novel that reveals the ambiguities of “good” and “evil”.
Category: Fiction