Cutting for Stone

  • Author : Abraham Verghese
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2009-02-03
  • ISBN : 030727134X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Over One Million Copies Sold. National Bestseller. 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, 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.

The Economics of the Roman Stone Trade

  • Author : Ben Russell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2013
  • ISBN : 0199656398
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Russell provides an examination of the production, distribution, and use of carved stone objects in the Roman world. Focusing on the market for stone and its supply, he offers an assessment of the practicalities of stone transport and how the relationship between producer and customer functioned even over considerable distances.

Stone Crusade

  • Author : John Sherman
  • Publisher : The Mountaineers Books
  • Release : 1994-01
  • ISBN : 9780930410629
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A comprehensive overview of bouldering guides readers through the best rock climbing sites in the U.S. while providing a history of the sport and its most famous participants.

Lucy Stone

  • Author : Alice Stone Blackwell
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release : 2001
  • ISBN : 9780813919904
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Alice Stone Blackwell, editor of the Woman's Journal, published this biography of her mother, Lucy Stone, in 1930, a decade after the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Reprinted now for the first time, Lucy Stone: Pioneer of Woman's Rights is a fascinating, plainspoken document of an important era in women's history. Lucy Stone's biography is all the more impressive because she has been largely left out of the history of women's suffrage. Her leadership came in a form that was not grandstanding or shocking but personal and mentoring. Her daughter's book provides a vivid, unsentimental portrait of growing up female in rural Massachusetts in the nineteenth century, of earning a college degree, and of beginning a lifelong advocacy for basic civil rights for all Americans. Often facing hostile audiences, Stone lectured all over the country, and she led the call for the first national woman's rights convention, which took place in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1850. She brought other leaders— for example, Susan B. Anthony and Julia Ward Howe--to the cause, and she attended antislavery conferences with Frederick Douglass. The reissue of her biography can kindle a vital discussion of how Stone's activism influenced abolitionist and feminist reform ideology. Her story should be especially remarkable to students, who may find her struggles with keeping her own name after marriage hard to imagine, but her successes as a female public figure and political speaker worth emulating.

Stone Spaces

  • Author : Peter T. Johnstone
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1982
  • ISBN : 9780521337793
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A unified treatment of the corpus of mathematics that has developed out of M. H. Stone's representation theorem for Boolean algebras (1936) which has applications in almost every area of modern mathematics.

The New Rolling Stone Album Guide

  • Author : Nathan Brackett,Christian David Hoard
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN : 9780743201698
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A reference guide to the decade's top trends, performers, and sounds, reviews the most influential albums, provides biographical overviews of key artists, and considers how technology and the Internet have impacted the industry.

Stone Age Economics

  • Author : Marshall David Sahlins
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2005-05
  • ISBN : 0415330076
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

This book addresses a central problem of anthropology: the nature and appropriate analysis of economic life. It consists of a set of detailed and closely related studies of tribal economies: of domestic production for livelihood, and of the submission of domestic production to the material and political demands of society at large. Originally published in 1974.


  • Author : Michael Stone (Ph. D.)
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release : 1994
  • ISBN : 9789810218478
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Bosonization is a useful technique for studying systems of interacting fermions in low dimensions. It has applications in both particle and condensed matter physics.This book contains reprints of papers on the method as used in these fields. The papers range from the classic work of Tomonaga in the 1950's on one-dimensional electron gases, through the discovery of fermionic solitons in the 1970's, to integrable systems and bosonization on Riemann surfaces. A four-chapter pedagogical introduction by the editor should make the book accessible to graduate students and experienced researchers alike.

A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany

  • Author : Aubrey Burl
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2005
  • ISBN : 9780300114065
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

This practical and knowledgeable guidebook deals comprehensively with the stone circles of Britain and Ireland and with the cromlechs and megalithic "horseshoes" of Brittany. This new edition includes a section on "Druidical" circles, romantic creations of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. "This book is not only an elegant and practical guide, it is also the best single-volume study of this extraordinary phenomenon, embracing 500 monuments from Shetland to Brittany. . . . Confident, erudite, pleasurable, this volume can be recommended as travel guide, archaeology, literature, and sheer good company."--Ian Sheperd, British Archaeology "This is a wonderful book and is a must for anyone remotely interested in things megalithic."--Paul Walsh, Archaeology Ireland

Desperate Households

  • Author : Jan Eliot
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release : 2010-04-01
  • ISBN : 0740799207
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Capturing the riotous and exhausting life of working mom Val Stone and her extended blended family . . . Jan Eliot has created a classic family story for our times." --New York Newsday * Jan Eliot manages to find the humor in working parent hassles, the terrible twos, middle-school angst, love, and the life of the single mom in this all-color collection. The all-too-real humor of Stone Soup is very wise and very funny. Distributed to more than 150 newspapers in six countries with over eight million loyal fans, Stone Soup is a funny, irreverent, sympathetic comic strip that mirrors today's complicated family life . . . while cheering us on. * Jan Eliot's Stone Soup follows the riotous and exhausting life of working mom Val, her daughters Holly and Alix, and her often too-close-for-comfort extended blended family . . . conveniently living right next door.