The Memory Of Stone

Author: Erv Schroeder
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826354882
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This intimate portrait of the Colorado Plateau celebrates the landscape in photographs and writing. Erv Schroeder’s photographs bear witness to the primordial forces of the earth—the raw power that moved and shifted huge hunks of rock to form natural stone sculptures. Schroeder’s prints engage the viewer on an intimate level, acting as portals to contemplative worlds, inviting the viewer on an inner journey. As further guides to the landscape and its significance, he has invited indigenous writers—Natanya Ann Pulley, Rainy Dawn, Esther G. Belin, Orlando White, and Tacey M. Atsitty—to contribute poems that speak about these places. Celebrated Acoma storyteller Simon J. Ortiz introduces the photography and poetry with his musings on stone. In addition, an essay by geologist Marcia Bjornerud explores the geology of the region.

The Memory Stones

Author: Caroline Brothers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1632860171
Size: 79.18 MB
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Buenos Aires, 1976. In the heat of summer, the Ferrero family escapes to the lush expanse of Tigre. Osvaldo, a distinguished doctor, and his wife Yolanda gather with their daughters, sensible Julieta who lives with her husband in Miami, and willful Graciela--nineteen, radiant, and madly in love with her fiancé, José. It will be the last time they are all together. On their return, the military Junta stages a coup, and Osvaldo is forced to flee to Europe as friends and colleagues disappear overnight. When José is abducted, Graciela goes into hiding; when she and her friends are dragged from an apartment by plainclothes policemen, the devastating reality of the Junta is no longer remote. Osvaldo can only witness the disintegration of his family from afar, while Yolanda fights on the ground to find and reclaim their beloved daughter. Soon they realize they may be fighting for an unknown grandchild as well. The Memory Stones commemorates the thousands of Argentinians--the Disappeared--who fell victim to the brutality of the period, the effects of which are still being felt today. Following one family seeking to rebuild itself after unimaginable loss, it is the story--both heartbreaking and inspiring--of a country striving to survive even in the face of terror.

The Memory Of Stone

Author: Erkki Luoma-Aho
Publisher: Blurb
ISBN: 9781320369329
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From the age of the dinosaurs to a world of cockroaches.Visions and rock art on the timeline of man.

Night Of Stone

Author: Catherine Merridale
ISBN: 9781862074521
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During the 20th century, Russia, the Ukraine and other Soviet territories experienced more violent deaths than anywhere else on earth. The First World War, the civil war of 1918-23, the state-created famine of the 30s, the great purges and the vast sacrifice of the war against Hitler: these are only the most significant chapters in an epic of destruction.

Stone Age Prehistory

Author: G. N. Bailey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521257732
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Articles by John Clegg and Isabel McBryde annotated separately.

Records In Stone

Author: Clive Ruggles
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521531306
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Professor Alexander Thom, who died in 1985, was a distinguished engineer. Independently of his 'mainstream' academic career, he developed a deep and active interest in the prehistoric megalithic sites of Britain and Brittany. Thom's interpretations of the field data have aroused strong interest and some intense controversy.

Carved In Stone Etched In Memory

Author: Amila Buturovic
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317169573
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Despite the recent history of violence and destruction, Bosnia-Herzegovina holds a positive place in history, marked by a continuous interweaving of different religious cultures. The most expansive period in that regard is the Ottoman rule that lasted here nearly five centuries. As many Bosnians accepted Islam, the process of Islamization took on different directions and meanings, only some of which are recorded in the official documents. This book underscores the importance of material culture, specifically gravestones, funerary inscriptions and images, in tracing and understanding more subtle changes in Bosnia’s religious landscape and the complex cultural shifts and exchange between Christianity and Islam in this area. Gravestones are seen as cultural spaces that inscribe memory, history, and heritage in addition to being texts that display, in image and word, first-hand information about the deceased. In tackling these topics and ideas, the study is situated within several contextual, theoretical, and methodological frameworks. Raising questions about religious identity, history, and memory, the study unpacks the cultural and historical value of gravestones and other funerary markers and bolsters their importance in understanding the region’s complexity and improving its visibility in global discussions around multiculturalism and religious pluralism. Drawing upon several disciplinary methods, the book has much to offer anyone looking for a better understanding of the intersection of Christianity and Islam, as well as those with an interest in death studies.

The Memory Stone

Author: Anne Louise MacDonald
Publisher: Nimbus Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781551094427
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"Laura is having her first sleepover at Aunt Pat's and everything is different ... Laura wants to go home! When she and her aunt spend a day at the beach, Laura makes surprising discoveries" Cf. Our choice, 1998-1999.

Not Etched In Stone

Author: Marie A. Conn
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761837022
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The essays presented by Professors Marie A. Conn and Therese McGuire examine stone and water as vehicles of ritual memory through the lenses of various disciplines. In seven concise yet revealing chapters, the authors examine instances throughout history and unbound by geography of stone and water as real or abstract objects that shape our lives, possibly without our notice. Chapters topics include: .Water as a vehicle for ritual memory from the earliest days of human history to the present-day. .An investigation of the aesthetic principles of the Middle Ages up to the Gothic styles of cathedrals in North America. .Julian of Norwich, the famous cloistress, walled in by stone in comparison to Etty Hillesum, a WWII-era mystic, whose small desk used to write her revealing diaries became her stone cloister cell. .The Irish, water, and stone in Finnegan's Wake. .Warming the "stone heart" of a child pummeled by the foster care system. .The lack of clean water that contributes to wide-spread disease. .Group behavior and the eventualities of war through stone-like, (uncooperative and hardened) psychological states."