Download or read book The Book of the Pearl PDF or another Format written by George Frederick Kunz and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-07-21 with total page 605 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The preparation of this book has been a joint labor during the spare moments of the two authors, whose time has been occupied with subjects to which pearls are not wholly foreign—one as a gem expert, and the other in the fisheries branch of the American government. For many years the writers have collected data on the subject of pearls, and have accumulated all the obtainable literature, not only the easily procurable books, but likewise manuscripts, copies of rare volumes, original edicts, and legislative enactments, thousands of newspaper clippings, and interesting illustrations, many of them unique, making probably the largest single collection of data in existence on this particular subject. It was deemed advisable to present the results of these studies and observations in one harmonious volume, rather than in two different publications. While the book is a joint work in the sense that each writer has contributed material to all of the chapters and has critically examined and approved the entire work, the senior author has more closely applied himself to the latter half of the text, covering antiquity values, commerce, wearing manipulation, treatment, famous collections, aboriginal use, and the illustrations, while the junior author has attended to the earlier half of the book, with reference to history, origin, sources, fisheries, culture, mystical properties, and the literature of the pearl.
Download or read book The Book of the Pearl PDF or another Format written by George Frederick Kunz and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 2013-02-19 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: DIVMonumental, profusely illustrated volume by two authorities covers origin, history, structure, form; pearl fisheries worldwide; pearl-culture, pearl-farming; mystical, medicinal properties; famous collections; more. Over 180 black-and-white illus. /div
Download or read book The Pearl Book PDF or another Format written by Antoinette L. Matlins and published by Gemstone Press. This book was released on 2001-10 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With today's finest cultured pearls rivaling diamond, ruby, emerald and sapphire in terms of popularity, rarity and price, more and more people are searching for a reliable source of information to guide them in the fascinating and complex world of pearls-natural, cultured and imitation. This revised and updated 3rd edition is a comprehensive, authoritative guide that tells readers everything they need to know about pearls to fully understand and appreciate them, and avoid any unexpected-and costly-disappointments, now and in future generations.
Download or read book The Pearl Oyster PDF or another Format written by Paul Southgate and published by Elsevier. This book was released on 2011-08-19 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contrary to a generally held view that pearls are found by chance in oysters, almost all are now produced from farms. This book is a comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the biology of pearl oysters, their anatomy, reproduction, genetics, diseases, etc. It considers how they are farmed from spawning and culturing larvae in hatcheries to adults in the ocean; how various environmental factors, including pollution affect them; and how modern techniques are successfully producing large numbers of cultured pearls. This is the ultimate reference source on pearl oysters and the culture of pearls, written and edited by a number of scientists who are world experts in their fields. •Comprehensive treatment of pearl oyster biology and pearl culture •Written by the top world authorities •Highly illustrated and figured •Of practical relevance to a broad readership, from professional biologists to those involved in the practicalities and practice of pearl production
Download or read book The Mystery of the Pearl PDF or another Format written by J. Bolman and published by Brill Archive. This book was released on 1941 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Pearl and the Hut PDF or another Format written by Yiana Belkalopolos and published by FriesenPress. This book was released on 2021-12-13 with total page 438 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Pearl and the Hut, Volume I, is a comprehensive therapeutic resource for adult children of divorce and for caregivers helping young children who are experiencing parental divorce. Yiana Belkalopolos addresses the trauma many children experience in parent divorce through the lens of the practical and soul-spiritual philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, the Austrian scientist and philosopher behind Waldorf education and the international Anthroposophical movement. Belkalopolos’ work gives psychosocial and soul spiritual support, as well as loving, practical encouragement for children and adult children of divorce through: • Individual-honoring biographies that speak to the support that other growing children of divorce and adult children of divorce have experienced from Rudolf Steiner’s work. • Providing safe, soul-spiritual developmental approaches and demonstrating practices that are supported around the world, helping children of divorce feel more calm, whole, steady, supported, and rightful within themselves. • Revealing to adult children of divorce that there are true and rational explanations for what they are feeling which make them capable of a wholesome life. • Empowering “Pearl” people to take care of their own holistic wellbeing more thoroughly and to know where to reach out for help.
Download or read book The Pearl PDF or another Format written by John Steinbeck and published by Penguin Classics. This book was released on 2014 with total page 89 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Kino, a poor Indian pearl-diver, finds 'the Pearl of the world' he believes that his life will be magically transformed. He will marry Juana and their son Coyotito will be able to attend school. Obsessed by his dreams, Kino is blind to the greed and even violence the pearl arouses in him and his neighbours. Written with lyrical simplicity, The Pearl sets the values of the civilized world against those of the primitive and finds them tragically inadequate.
Download or read book The Pearl Buying Guide PDF or another Format written by and published by . This book was released on 1994 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Critical Companion to John Steinbeck PDF or another Format written by Jeffrey D. Schultz and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2005 with total page 417 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Celebrates the American writer who in his works confronted and explored the social fabric of the United States in the early 20th century. More than 500 entries include synopses of his novels, short stories, and nonfiction; descriptions of his characters, details about family, friends, and associates.
Download or read book The Pearl of the Soul of the World PDF or another Format written by Meredith Ann Pierce and published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. This book was released on 2008-02-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The spellbinding conclusion to the Darkangel Trilogy! Armed with a magical pearl imbued with all the sorcery and wisdom of the world, bestowed upon her by the Ancient known as Ravenna, Aeriel finally comes face-to-face with the White Witch and her vampire sons. Backed by her husband, his army of good, and a throng of magical steeds, she must unlock the power of the pearl to awaken her true destiny and save the world.
Download or read book The Book of Pearl PDF or another Format written by Timothee de Fombelle and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2018-02-06 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In prose as magical and intricate as the tale it tells, Timothée de Fombelle delivers an unforgettable story of a first love that defines a lifetime. Joshua Pearl comes from a world that we no longer believe in — a world of fairy tale. He knows that his great love waits for him there, but he is stuck in an unfamiliar time and place — an old-world marshmallow shop in Paris on the eve of World War II. As his memories begin to fade, Joshua seeks out strange objects: tiny fragments of tales that have already been told, trinkets that might possibly help him prove his own story before his love is lost forever. Sarah Ardizzone and Sam Gordon translate the original French into a work both luminous and layered, enabling Timothée de Fombelle’s modern fairy tale to thrum with magic. Brimming with romance and history, mystery and adventure, this ode to the power of memory, storytelling, and love will ensnare any reader’s imagination and every reader’s heart.
Download or read book The Signifying Power of Pearl PDF or another Format written by Jane Beal and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-12-08 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book enhances our understanding of the exquisitely beautiful, fourteenth-century, Middle English dream vision poem Pearl. Situating the study in the contexts of medieval literary criticism and contemporary genre theory, Beal argues that the poet intended Pearl to be read at four levels of meaning and in four corresponding genres: literally, an elegy; spiritually, an allegory; morally, a consolation; and anagogically, a revelation. The book addresses cruxes and scholarly debates about the poem’s genre and meaning, including key questions that have been unresolved in Pearl studies for over a century: * What is the nature of the relationship between the Dreamer and the Maiden? * What is the significance of allusions to Ovidian love stories and the use of liturgical time in the poem? * How does avian symbolism, like that of the central symbol of the pearl, develop, transform, and add meaning throughout the dream vision? * What is the nature of God portrayed in the poem, and how does the portrayal of the Maiden’s intimate relationship to God, her spiritual marriage to the Lamb, connect to the poet’s purpose in writing? Noting that the poem is open to many interpretations, Beal also considers folktale genre patterns in Pearl, including those drawn from parable, fable, and fairy-tale. The conclusion considers Pearl in the light of modern psychological theories of grieving and trauma. This book makes a compelling case for re-reading Pearl and recognizing the poem’s signifying power. Given the ongoing possibility of new interpretations, it will appeal to those who specialize in Pearl as well as scholars of Middle English, Medieval Literature, Genre Theory, and Literature and Religion.
Author : Albrecht Classen
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2013-10-11
ISBN 10 : 9781135677749
Pages : 343 pages
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Download or read book The Book and the Magic of Reading in the Middle Ages PDF or another Format written by Albrecht Classen and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-11 with total page 343 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The computer revolution is upon us. The future of books and of reading are debated. Will there be books in the next millennium? Will we still be reading? As uncertain as the answers to these questions might be, as clear is the message about the value of the book expressed by medieval writers. The contributors to the volume The Book and the Magic of Reading in the Middle Ages explore the significance of the written document as the key icon of a whole era. Both philosophers and artists, both poets and clerics wholeheartedly subscribed to the notion that reading and writing represented essential epistemological tools for spiritual, political, religious, and philosophical quests. To gain a deeper understanding of the cultural significance of the medieval book, the contributors to this volume examine pertinent statements by medieval philosophers and French, German, English, Spanish, and Italian poets.
Download or read book Path of the Pearl PDF or another Format written by Mary Olsen Kelly and published by ReadHowYouWant.com. This book was released on 2009-03-05 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Pearl of Great Price PDF or another Format written by Orest Stocco and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2015-04-14 with total page 143 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ""Stories bear the truth of the human condition, and the human condition is the story of our becoming; but not until we solve the riddle of our becoming will literature resolve the issue of the human condition. This makes literature endlessly fascinating, because every writer speaks to their place in the enan-tiodromiac process of man's becoming, which Jung called "individuation," and in their stories they stake out the geography of man's soul-whether it be the happy country of one's being, the unhappy country of one's non-being, or that miserable place of being stuck between two countries-the no-man's land of one's soul."" Chapter 18: The Dust on a Butterfly's Wings
Download or read book The Graduation of Jake Moon PDF or another Format written by Barbara Park and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2000-09 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fourteen-year-old Jake recalls how he has spent the last four years of his life watching his grandfather descend slowly but surely into the horrors of Alzheimer's disease. 12,500 first printing.
Download or read book The Epistemological Perspective of the Pearl-Poet PDF or another Format written by Piotr Spyra and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-02-17 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Original and engaging, this study presents the four anonymous poems found in the Cotton Nero MS - Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - as a composite text with a continuous narrative. While it is widely accepted that the poems attributed to the Pearl-Poet ought to be read together, this book demonstrates that instead of being analyzed as four distinct, though interconnected, textual entities, they ought to be studied as a single literary unit that produces meaning through its own intricate internal structure. Piotr Spyra defines the epistemological thought of Saint Augustine as an interpretive key which, when applied to the composite text of the manuscript, reveals a fabric of thematic continuity. This book ultimately provides the reader with a clear sense of the poet's perspective on the nature of human knowledge as well as its moral implications and with a deeper understanding of how the poems bring the theological and philosophical problems of the Middle Ages to bear on the individual human experience.