From Content: "It was August 19, 2037. The United Nations was just fifty years old. Televisors were still monochromatic. The Nidics had just won the World Series in Prague. Com-Pub observatories were publishing elaborate figures on moving specks in space which they considered to be Martian spaceships on their way to Earth, but which United Nations astronomers could not discover at all. Women were using gilt lipsticks that year. Heat-induction motors were still considered efficient prime movers. Thorn Hard was a high-level flier for the Pacific Watch. Bathyletis was the most prominent of nationally advertised diseases, and was to be cured by RO-17, "The Foundation of Personal Charm." Somebody named Nirdlinger was President of the United Nations, and somebody else named Krassin was Commissar of Commissars for the Com-Pubs. Newspapers were printing flat pictures in three colors only, and deploring the high cost of stereoscopic plates. And ... Thorn Hard was a high-level flier for the Pacific Watch. That is the essential point, of course-Thorn Hard's work with the Watch. His job was, officially, hanging somewhere above the twenty-thousand-foot level with his detector-screens out, listening for unauthorized traffic. And, the normal state of affairs between the Com-Pubs and the United Nations being one of highly armed truce, "unauthorized traffic" meant nothing more or less than spies. But on August 19th, 2037, Thorn Hard was off duty. Decidedly so. He was sitting on top of Mount Wendel, in the Rockies; he had a ravishingly pretty girl sitting on the same rock with him, and he was looking at the sunset. The plane behind him was an official Watch plane, which civilians are never supposed to catch a glimpse of. It had brought Thorn Hard and Sylva West to this spot. It waited now, half-hidden by a spur of age-eroded rock, to take them back to civilization again. Its G.C. (General Communication) phone muttered occasionally like the voice of conscience."
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THE CARPENTER'S WIFE: A CAPRICCIO "Habent sua fata feminae." Although the Pilgrims' Way is a shady arcade, yet the ascent from Vicenza was steep enough to be something of a penance that sultry spring evening, and I was weary of the unending pillars and the modern yet already fading New Testament frescoes between them. But I was interested to see which parish or family had paid for each successive section, and what new name for the Madonna would be left to inscribe upon it. For even the Litany of Loreto seemed exhausted, and still the epithets poured out "Lumen Confessorum," " Consolatrix Viduarum" " Radix Jesse" " Stella Matutina" " Fons Lachrymarum" " Clypeus Oppressorum" a very torrent of love and longing. At last as I neared the summit of the Way, a fresco flashed upon me the meaning of it all an " Apparitio B.M.V. in Monte Berico, 1428," representing the Virgin in all her radiant beauty appearing to an old peasant- woman. So this it was that had raised this long religious road to the Church of Our Lady of the Mountain ! I remembered the inscription in S. Rocco, telling how 30,000 men had pilgrimed here in 1875 spectaculum mirum visu. But where was the church that had been built over the spot of the Madonna's appearance? I looked up and sighed wearily. I was only half-way up, I saw, for the road turned sharply to the right, and a new set of names began, and a new set of frescoes still cruder, for I caught sight of nails driven into the Cross through the writhingframe of the Christ. But even my curiosity in the cornucopia of epithets was worn out. The corner had a picturesque outlook, and on the hill-side a bench stood waiting. Vicenza stretched below me, I could see the Palladian palaces admired of Goethe, the Greek theatre, the Colonnades, the Palace of... --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
In the wilds of South America; six years of exploration in Colombia, Venezuela, British Guiana, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil
- Author: Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. fmo
- Genre: Books
With illustrations by Louis Agassiz Fuertes
Inter-oceanic ship railway. Address of James B. Eads delivered before the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. August 11, A.D. 1880
Cover title With this is bound the author's Review of Captain Phelp's pamphlet entitled Transportation of ships on railways. [Washington, 1881]
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WOODWORK AND CARPENTRY -- FINISHING -- PREFACE TO THE SERIES - THIS series consists of five volumes, four of which are intended as textbooks for pupils in manual-training, industrial, trade, technical, or normal schools. The fifth book of the series, the Handbook in Woodwork and Carpentry, is for the use of teachers and of ilormal students who expect to teach the subjects treated in the other four volumes. Of the pupils volumes, the first two, L Elements of Woodwork and Elements of Construction, are adapted to the needs of students in manual-training schools, or in any institution in which elementary moodwork is taught, whether as purely educational handwork, or as preparatory to a high, or trade, school course in carpentry or vocational training. The volumes Constructive Carpentry and Inside Finishing are planned with special reference to the students of technical, industrial, or trade schools, who have passed through the work of the first two volumes, or their equivalent. The subjects treated are those which mill be of greatest value to both the prospective and the finished workman. For the many teachers who are obliged to follow a required course, but who are allowed to introduce supplementary or optional models under certain conditions, and for others who have more liberty and are able to make such changes as they see fit, this series mill be found perfectly adaptable, regardless of the grades taught. To accomplish this, the material has been arranged by topics, which may be used by the teacher irrespective of the sequence, as each topic has to the greatest extent possible been treated independently. The author is indebted to Dr. George A. IIubbell, PhD., now President of the Lincoln Ihlelllorial University, for enconmgeme lt and advice in preparing for ailcl plall ling the series, and to George U. Swain, Principal of the Eastern Iiig-11 Scllool of Bay City, Miclligan, for valuable aid in revising the in nuscript. Ackllowleclglnent is due various etlucatiolral and tmde periotlicals, and the publications of the United States ilepnrtments of Education and of Forestry, for the helpfnl suggestions that the author has gleallcd f roll1 their 1 nges. Tlle illustratiuns in this Scries, wit11 the rsceptio r of tlle photographs in Eleinexlts of Voocl rul. k n i t l g l le lcnotfs Construction, are from drawings lnntle by the nltllol3. -- TABLE OF CONTENTS -- PAGE CHAPTER I. HEATISG, V ESTILATIOSS, A NITATIORNE, F RIGERATO - RS . 1. Fireplaces and stoves 2. Hot-air heating 3. Steam and hot-water heating 4. Steam heating 5. Hot-water heating 6. Ventilation 7. Plumbing 8. Sanitation 9. Refrigerators 10. Construction of an ice house . . 1 CHAPTER11 . FLOOR L AYTSG I , SSIDE F ISISH - . 11. Floor laying 12. Wood for finishing 13. Casings 14. hloldings 15. Jlolding joints 16. The dad0 17. Rake dado 18. Soffits 19. A splayed soffit 20. Circular panel work 21. Closets 22. A drawer case 23. A kitchen sink 24. The bathroom 25. Wood mantels, hardware . . 19 CHAPTER 11 1. DOORS - . 2 6. Doors 27. Stock sizes 28. Selection 29. Veneered doors 30. The doorframes 31. The doorframes of a brick house 32. Setting doorfranles 33. Jointing 31. Hanging a door 35. Fitting locks 36. The threshold . . 53 CHAPTERIV . WINDOW F RAME AX S D SASH - . 3 7. Tindow frames 38. JVindom sash 39. Glazing sash 40. Stock sizes of sash 41. Fitting a sash 42. Hotbed or skylight sash 43. Store sash 44. Blinds . . 69 CHAPTER V ... --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.