Ice Microfluidics: Ice As Size-tunable Separation Field …

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Rocks, Ice and Dirty Stones: Diamond Histories by Marcia Pointon

Rocks, Ice and Dirty Stones: Diamond Histories by Marcia Pointon
Requirements: .PDF reader, Marcia Pointon.
Overview: The king of stones, valued since antiquity for their unrivalled hardness, diamonds today are both desired and deplored. Once faceted and polished they glitter on the fingers of brides-to-be and in the ornaments of the super-rich, but their extraction from some of the world’s poorest countries remains contentious. Immensely valuable for their size, diamonds can be easily hidden and transported, making them perfect contraband. Diamonds have been widely used in industry since the nineteenth century and have long been valued for their pharmaceutical and prophylactic properties.

This entertaining and richly illustrated book examines the history of the diamond trade through the centuries from India and Brazil to South Africa and Europe and investigates what happens to diamonds once they reach the cutters and polishers. Marcia Pointon takes the reader on a unique tour of the ways in which the quadrahedron diamond shape has inspired design, architecture, and painting, from the symbolism of medieval manuscripts to modern-day graffiti. She questions the etiquette of engagement rings, and she reminds us why and how lost, stolen, or cursed diamonds create suspense in so many classic novels and films. This compelling and fascinating account of the history of sparklers around the world will appeal to all who covet, as well as all who despise, the unparalleled brilliance and glitter of the diamond.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Rocks, Ice & Dirty Stones: Diamond Histories by Marcia Pointon

Rocks, Ice and Dirty Stones: Diamond Histories by Marcia Pointon
Requirements: .PDF reader, Marcia Pointon.
Overview: The king of stones, valued since antiquity for their unrivalled hardness, diamonds today are both desired and deplored. Once faceted and polished they glitter on the fingers of brides-to-be and in the ornaments of the super-rich, but their extraction from some of the world’s poorest countries remains contentious. Immensely valuable for their size, diamonds can be easily hidden and transported, making them perfect contraband. Diamonds have been widely used in industry since the nineteenth century and have long been valued for their pharmaceutical and prophylactic properties.

This entertaining and richly illustrated book examines the history of the diamond trade through the centuries from India and Brazil to South Africa and Europe and investigates what happens to diamonds once they reach the cutters and polishers. Marcia Pointon takes the reader on a unique tour of the ways in which the quadrahedron diamond shape has inspired design, architecture, and painting, from the symbolism of medieval manuscripts to modern-day graffiti. She questions the etiquette of engagement rings, and she reminds us why and how lost, stolen, or cursed diamonds create suspense in so many classic novels and films. This compelling and fascinating account of the history of sparklers around the world will appeal to all who covet, as well as all who despise, the unparalleled brilliance and glitter of the diamond.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Library of Ice by Nancy Campbell

The Library of Ice: Readings from a Cold Climate by Nancy Campbell
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 4.8MB
Overview: ‘A wonderful book: Nancy Campbell is a fine storyteller with a rare physical intelligence. The extraordinary brilliance of her eye confers the reader a total immersion in the rimy realms she explores. Glaciers, Arctic floe, verglas, frost and snow – I can think of no better or warmer guide to the icy ends of the Earth’ Dan Richards, author of Climbing Days
A vivid and perceptive book combining memoir, scientific and cultural history with a bewitching account of landscape and place, which will appeal to readers of Robert Macfarlane, Roger Deakin and Olivia Laing.

Long captivated by the solid yet impermanent nature of ice, by its stark, rugged beauty, acclaimed poet and writer Nancy Campbell sets out from the world’s northernmost museum – at Upernavik in Greenland – to explore it in all its facets. From the Bodleian Library archives to the traces left by the great polar expeditions, from remote Arctic settlements to the ice houses of Calcutta, she examines the impact of ice on our lives at a time when it is itself under threat from climate change.

The Library of Ice is a fascinating and beautifully rendered evocation of the interplay of people and their environment on a fragile planet, and of a writer’s quest to define the value of her work in a disappearing landscape.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and The Game of Thrones [Audiobook]

The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and The Game of Thrones [Audiobook]

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The World of Ice & Fire by George R. R. Martin (.M4B)

The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 150 MB
Overview: New York Times best seller
The perfect gift for fans of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones – an epic history of Westeros and the lands beyond, featuring hundreds of minutes of all-new material from George R. R. Martin!
If the past is prologue, then George R. R. Martin’s masterwork – the most inventive and entertaining fantasy saga of our time – warrants one hell of an introduction. At long last, it has arrived with The World of Ice & Fire.
This is a comprehensive history of the Seven Kingdoms, providing vividly constructed accounts of the epic battles, bitter rivalries, and daring rebellions that lead to the events of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones. In a collaboration that’s been years in the making, Martin has teamed with Elio M. García, Jr., and Linda Antonsson, the founders of the renowned fan site Westeros.org – perhaps the only people who know this world almost as well as its visionary creator.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction

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What Was the Ice Age? (What was…) by Nico Medina

What Was the Ice Age? (What was…) by Nico Medina
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 40MB
Overview: A mesmerizing overview of the world as it was when glaciers covered the earth and long-extinct creatures like the woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats battled to survive.
Go back 20,000 years ago to a time of much colder global temperatures when glaciers and extensive sheets of ice covered much of our planet. As these sheets traveled, they caused enormous changes in the Earth’s landscape and climate, leading to the evolution of creatures such as giant armadillos, saber-toothed cats, and woolly mammoths as well as club-wielding Neanderthals and later the cleverer modern humans. Nico Medina re-creates this harsh ancient world in a vivid and easy-to-read narrative.
Genre: Nonfiction > Educational | Children

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The Ice at the End of the World by Jon Gertner

The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Greenland’s Buried Past and Our Perilous Future by Jon Gertner
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 20MB
Overview: Greenland: a remote, mysterious island five times the size of California but with a population of just 56,000. The ice sheet that covers it is 700 miles wide and 1,500 miles long, and is composed of nearly three quadrillion tons of ice. For the last 150 years, explorers and scientists have sought to understand Greenland-at first hoping that it would serve as a gateway to the North Pole, and later coming to realize that it contained essential information about our climate. Locked within this vast and frozen white desert are some of the most profound secrets about our planet and its future. Greenland’s ice doesn’t just tell us where we’ve been. More urgently, it tells us where we’re headed.
In The Ice at the End of the World, Jon Gertner explains how Greenland has evolved from one of earth’s last frontiers to its largest scientific laboratory. The history of Greenland’s ice begins with the explorers who arrived here at the turn of the twentieth century-first on foot, then on skis, then on crude, motorized sleds-and embarked on grueling expeditions that took as long as a year and often ended in frostbitten tragedy. Their original goal was simple: to conquer Greenland’s seemingly infinite interior. Yet their efforts eventually gave way to scientists who built lonely encampments out on the ice and began drilling one mile, two miles down. Their aim was to pull up ice cores that could reveal the deepest mysteries of earth’s past, going back hundreds of thousands of years.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History > History of Arctic & Antarctica

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A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4 By George R. R. Martin [Audiobook]

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GAME OF THRONES: A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO.

Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy that began with A Game of Thrones. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.

A Feast for Crows

It seems too good to be true. After centuries of bitter strife and fatal treachery, the seven powers dividing the land have decimated one another into an uneasy truce. Or so it appears. . . . With the death of the monstrous King Joffrey, Cersei is ruling as regent in King’s Landing. Robb Stark’s demise has broken the back of the Northern rebels, and his siblings are scattered throughout the kingdom like seeds on barren soil. Few legitimate claims to the once desperately sought Iron Throne still exist-or they are held in hands too weak or too distant to wield them effectively. The war, which raged out of control for so long, has burned itself out.

But as in the aftermath of any climactic struggle, it is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces-some familiar, others only just appearing-are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead.

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Keto Desserts Ice Cream by Lara O`Melassa

Keto Desserts Ice Cream: Fast and Easy Delicius Recipes for Ice Cream, Good and Healthy Eating, Dessert for Any Occasion, Weight Loss, Dietcalories, Low Sugar, Low Carb by Lara O`Melassa
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2 MB
Overview: This book is easy to read, suitable for all people who want to prepare excellent desserts.
It contains an easy description and preparation, easy to use for any occasion.
Short explanation of the diet without giving up the favorite dessert every day.
Genre: Non-Fiction, Food & Drink

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Keto Desserts Ice Cream by Lara O’Melassa

Keto Desserts Ice Cream: Fast and Easy Delicius Recipes for Ice Cream, Good and Healthy Eating, Dessert for Any Occasion, Weight Loss, Dietcalories, Low Sugar, Low Carb by Lara O’Melassa
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2 MB
Overview: This book is easy to read, suitable for all people who want to prepare excellent desserts.
It contains an easy description and preparation, easy to use for any occasion.
Short explanation of the diet without giving up the favorite dessert every day.
Genre: Non-Fiction, Food & Drink

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Do You See Ice? by Karen Routledge

Do You See Ice?: Inuit and Americans at Home and Away by Karen Routledge
Requirements: .PDF reader, 2 MB
Overview: Many Americans imagine the Arctic as harsh, freezing, and nearly uninhabitable. The living Arctic, however-the one experienced by native Inuit and others who work and travel there-is a diverse region shaped by much more than stereotype and mythology. Do You See Ice? presents a history of Arctic encounters from 1850 to 1920 based on Inuit and American accounts, revealing how people made sense of new or changing environments.
Routledge vividly depicts the experiences of American whalers and explorers in Inuit homelands. Conversely, she relates stories of Inuit who traveled to the northeastern United States and were similarly challenged by the norms, practices, and weather they found there. Standing apart from earlier books of Arctic cultural research-which tend to focus on either Western expeditions or Inuit life-Do You See Ice? explores relationships between these two groups in a range of northern and temperate locations. Based on archival research and conversations with Inuit Elders and experts, Routledge’s book is grounded by ideas of home: how Inuit and Americans often experienced each other’s countries as dangerous and inhospitable, how they tried to feel at home in unfamiliar places, and why these feelings and experiences continue to resonate today.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One


A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One
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Mawson: And the Ice Men of the Heroic Age by way of Peter Fitzsimons

Mawson: And the Ice Men of the Heroic Age: Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen by way of Peter Fitzsimons
Requirements: .ePUB reader, three MB
Overview: The fantastic tale of Australia’s most famed polar explorer and the giants from the heroic age of polar exploration

Douglas Mawson, born in 1882 and knighted in 1914, used to be Australia’s largest Antarctic explorer. This is the fantastic account of an expedition he led on December 2, 1911, from Hobart, to discover the virgin frozen beach underneath, 2000 miles of which had by no means felt the tread of a human foot. After putting in Main Base at Cape Denision and Western Base on Queen Mary Land, he headed east on an peculiar sledging trek together with his partners, Belgrave Ninnis and Dr Xavier Mertz. After 5 weeks, tragedy struck-Ninnis used to be swallowed complete by way of a snow-covered crevasse, and Mawson and Mertz discovered it used to be too unhealthy to head on. Dwindling provides pressured them to kill their canine to feed the opposite canine, to start with, after which themselves. Hunger, illness, and depression in the end were given the easier of Ninnis, and he succumbed to insanity after which to demise. Mawson discovered himself all on my own, 160 miles from protection, with subsequent to no meals. This staggering story of his survival, towards all odds, additionally masterfully interweaves the tales of the opposite giants from the heroic age of polar exploration, to convey the jaw-dropping occasions of this bygone generation dazzlingly again to lifestyles.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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