The Eye Stone

Author: Roberto Tiraboschi
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1609452666
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In the twelfth century AD, Venice is little more than an agglomeration of small islands snatched from the muddy tides. The magnificent city-lagoon of Venice, the rich and powerful Serene Republic, is yet to be born. Here, in this northern backwater, a group of artisans have proven themselves to be unrivalled in an art form that produces works of such astounding beauty that many consider it mystical in nature and think its practitioners possessed of otherworldly gifts. They are glassmakers. Presciently aware of the power they wield and the role they will play in the Venice of the future, the Venetian glassmakers inhabit a world of esoteric practices and secret knowledge that they protect at all costs. Into this world steps Edgardo D’Arduino, a cleric and a professional copyist. Edgardo’s eyesight has begun to waver—a curse for a man who makes his living copying sacred texts. But he has heard stories, perhaps legends, that in Venice, city of glassmakers, there exists a stone, the lapides ad legendum, that can restore one’s sight. However, finding men who have knowledge of this wondrous stone proves almost impossible. After much searching, Edgardo meets a mysterious man who offers him a deal: he will lead him to the makers of the lapides ad legendum in exchange for Edgardo’s stealing a secret Arabic scientific text that is kept in the abbey where Edgardo lodges. When a series of horrific crimes shakes the cloistered world of the glassmakers, Edgardo realizes that there is much more at stake than his faltering eyesight. Equal parts The Name of the Rose and The Da Vinci Code, Roberto Tiraboschi’s English-language debut is a gripping historical thriller and a magnificent recreation of Venice in the Middle Ages.

The Eye Stone

Author: Roberto Tiraboschi
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1609452666
Size: 19,20 MB
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In the twelfth century AD, Venice is little more than an agglomeration of small islands snatched from the muddy tides. The magnificent city-lagoon of Venice, the rich and powerful Serene Republic, is yet to be born. Here, in this northern backwater, a group of artisans have proven themselves to be unrivalled in an art form that produces works of such astounding beauty that many consider it mystical in nature and think its practitioners possessed of otherworldly gifts. They are glassmakers. Presciently aware of the power they wield and the role they will play in the Venice of the future, the Venetian glassmakers inhabit a world of esoteric practices and secret knowledge that they protect at all costs. Into this world steps Edgardo D’Arduino, a cleric and a professional copyist. Edgardo’s eyesight has begun to waver—a curse for a man who makes his living copying sacred texts. But he has heard stories, perhaps legends, that in Venice, city of glassmakers, there exists a stone, the lapides ad legendum, that can restore one’s sight. However, finding men who have knowledge of this wondrous stone proves almost impossible. After much searching, Edgardo meets a mysterious man who offers him a deal: he will lead him to the makers of the lapides ad legendum in exchange for Edgardo’s stealing a secret Arabic scientific text that is kept in the abbey where Edgardo lodges. When a series of horrific crimes shakes the cloistered world of the glassmakers, Edgardo realizes that there is much more at stake than his faltering eyesight. Equal parts The Name of the Rose and The Da Vinci Code, Roberto Tiraboschi’s English-language debut is a gripping historical thriller and a magnificent recreation of Venice in the Middle Ages.

The Eye Of The Stone

Author: Tom Birdseye
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497645905
Size: 17,85 MB
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When Jackson Cooper is suddenly sucked into another world, he must find the courage to fight an evil monster before it destroys everything in its path! Even on his birthday, nothing is going right for Jackson Cooper. His friends think he’s a wimp for not biking down a steep hill, and his father, who’s always in a bad mood since he lost his job, is acting weirder than normal. To top it off, Jackson has to babysit his little sister. The year is off to a rough start. To take his mind off his bad luck, Jackson decides to go on a walk through the woods but gets caught in a storm. While taking shelter in a nearby cave, Jackson pulls a peculiar stone from the wall—and is suddenly transported to another world! The inhabitants of this strange new place called Timmra believe that Jackson is the chosen one, a promised gift from their god to protect them from a beast bent on ending the universe. But can Jackson overcome his fears in time to save the Timmrans, or is he truly the wimp his friends think he is?

Stone For An Eye

Author: Karen Craigo
Editor: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873388030
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Stone for an Eye is a collection of poetry based on daily meditations on a river stone. Craigo moves past the need for a clever idea and enters into more honest terrain. The resulting poems use the stone as a stepping-off point for reflections on the environment, physical love, anger, politics, and spirituality.

The Dragon S Eye

Author: Scott C. Stone
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1583480412
Size: 19,98 MB
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Winner of the 1969 Edgar Award, The Dragon’s Eye takes us behind the Bamboo Curtain into a world of espionage and intrigue in China. Why me? I was no hero. Just a war-wise, war-weary combat reporter who’d pushed his luck too far and too long. Still alive and tired of all the dying. Now all I wanted was a long blonde in a short bikini and a star to steer her by. I cabled my resignation and got the hell out of Asia. I got as far as Honolulu. That’s where an old buddy brainwashed me into a mission that would rattle the guts of the most hardened agent. A rescue job behind the Bamboo Curtain. A former British correspondent, now top man in the Chinese news service. A man with lethal secrets…and a Chinese mistress. A man who would deal with no one but me. Why me? I couldn’t figure it out. And there was only one way to find out….

The Threads Of Public Policy A Study In Policy Leadership

Author: Robert Eyestone
Editor: Ardent Media
ISBN:
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The Eye Of The Stone

Author: Tom Birdseye
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497645905
Size: 15,52 MB
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When Jackson Cooper is suddenly sucked into another world, he must find the courage to fight an evil monster before it destroys everything in its path! Even on his birthday, nothing is going right for Jackson Cooper. His friends think he’s a wimp for not biking down a steep hill, and his father, who’s always in a bad mood since he lost his job, is acting weirder than normal. To top it off, Jackson has to babysit his little sister. The year is off to a rough start. To take his mind off his bad luck, Jackson decides to go on a walk through the woods but gets caught in a storm. While taking shelter in a nearby cave, Jackson pulls a peculiar stone from the wall—and is suddenly transported to another world! The inhabitants of this strange new place called Timmra believe that Jackson is the chosen one, a promised gift from their god to protect them from a beast bent on ending the universe. But can Jackson overcome his fears in time to save the Timmrans, or is he truly the wimp his friends think he is?

Flesh And Stone The Body And The City In Western Civilization

Author: Richard Sennett
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393346501
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This vivid history of the city in Western civilization tells the story of urban life through bodily experience. Flesh and Stone is the story of the deepest parts of life—how women and men moved in public and private spaces, what they saw and heard, the smells that assailed them, where they ate, how they dressed, the mores of bathing and of making love—all in the architecture of stone and space from ancient Athens to modern New York. Early in Flesh and Stone, Richard Sennett probes the ways in which the ancient Athenians experienced nakedness, and the relation of nakedness to the shape of the ancient city, its troubled politics, and the inequalities between men and women. The story then moves to Rome in the time of the Emperor Hadrian, exploring Roman beliefs in the geometrical perfection of the body. The second part of the book examines how Christian beliefs about the body related to the Christian city—the Venetian ghetto, cloisters, and markets in Paris. The final part of Flesh and Stone deals with what happened to urban space as modern scientific understanding of the body cut free from pagan and Christian beliefs. Flesh and Stone makes sense of our constantly evolving urban living spaces, helping us to build a common home for the increased diversity of bodies that make up the modern city.

Stone Eye

Author: Dave Lemay
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1300543795
Size: 14,55 MB
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When JACK, a compassionate man, takes in a young street girl, TISPA, his life is about to change. The arrival of two supposed agents, KESS and STRIFE, sets Jack and Tispa on a journey, one that Jack will not forget. Jack is flung from the world he knows to a place Tispa calls VALLIS, all in pursuit of an item Kess and Strife took away. The item they stole was the DRAGON'S EYE, a stone which keeps Tispa from transforming into a terrifying beast.

Entering The Stone

Author: Barbara Hurd
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618492299
Size: 18,85 MB
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The naturalist-author of Stirring the Mud offers an illuminating study of the natural history and spiritual quality of caves, describing the intriguing interiors of caves around the world, their unusual inhabitants, the fascination caves hold for fellow cavers, and other aspects of these dark and mysterious locales. Reprint.