A Pillar of Iron

A Pillar of Iron

In this riveting tale, the Roman Empire in its final glory is seen through the eyes of philosopher, orator, and political theorist Marcus Tullius Cicero.

Author: Taylor Caldwell

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504042987

Category: Fiction

Page: 709

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New York Times Bestseller: A magnificent novel of ancient Rome and the tragic life of Cicero, who tried in vain to save the republic he loved from tyranny. In this riveting tale, the Roman Empire in its final glory is seen through the eyes of philosopher, orator, and political theorist Marcus Tullius Cicero. From his birth in 106 BC in the hill town of Arpinum, Cicero, the educated son of a wealthy member of the equestrian order, is destined for greatness. At a young age, he discovers the legend of the Unknown God, the coming Messiah, and it propels the rising lawyer on a journey of spiritual conflict and self-discovery. From his tumultuous family life to his tenuous alliance with Julius Caesar to a fateful love affair with the Roman empress Livia and, finally, to the political role that will make him a target of powerful enemies, A Pillar of Iron is the story of Cicero’s legacy as one the greatest influences on Western civilization. Based on hundreds of speeches, voluminous private correspondence, and ancient texts and manuscripts, this bestselling epic brings into focus Cicero’s complicated relationships with his contemporaries, including Caesar, Mark Antony, and Crassus, and brilliantly captures the pageantry, turmoil, and intrigue of life in ancient Rome. According to legendary editor Maxwell Perkins, author “Taylor Caldwell is a storyteller first, last and foremost, and once you begin reading one of her books, you can’t help finishing it.” This ebook features an illustrated biography of Taylor Caldwell including rare images from the author’s estate.
Categories: Fiction

Story of the Delhi Iron Pillar

Story of the Delhi Iron Pillar

A discussion on the manufacture of the Iron Pillar throws up several questions . How did the ancient Indians extract iron from iron ore ? What is the composition of the material in the pillar ? Very importantly , how was it manufactured ...

Author: R. Balasubramaniam

Publisher: Foundation Books

ISBN: 817596278X

Category: Reference

Page: 148

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Story of the Delhi Iron Pillar traces the history of the pillar located in the Qutub Complex and describes its structure in detail. It unravels the mystery behind the resistance of the pillar to corrosion for more than sixteen centuries. It also discusses the amazing process by which the pillar was manufactured using the technical know-how available at the time. the book is primarily aimed at general readers and tourists, with a view to igniting their interest in this metallurgical wonder of ancient India. Written in simple language and a lucid style, it carries numerous photographs and elaborate figures to enhance the discussion.
Categories: Reference

On the Strength of Cast iron Pillars

On the Strength of Cast iron Pillars

In the absence of tables specially computed for the purpose , the use of the following tables may be extended to rectangular pillars of castiron , and to pillars both cylindrical and rectangular of some other materials .

Author: James Bicheno Francis

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044091938035

Category: Cast-iron

Page: 84

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Categories: Cast-iron

Canterbury Tales

Canterbury Tales

On her shoulders appear the arms and name of her two principal favourites , Hercules and Alexander - on a row of pillars stand statues of celebrated historians and poets — Josephus appearing on a pillar composed of lead mixed with iron ...

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000001153101

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Page:

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Strength of Cast Iron Pillars

Strength of Cast Iron Pillars

In the absence of tables specially computed for the purpose , the use of the following tables may be extended to rectangular pillars of castiron , and to pillars both cylindrical and rectangular of some other materials , Rule for Solid ...

Author: J. B. Francis

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433087579094

Category:

Page: 71

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The Museum Environment

The Museum Environment

A pillar of iron 1600 years old stands in the precincts of the Qutb Minar in old Delhi. This is often sentimentally cited as an example of a lost art of ancient technology, for the pillar has not corroded away in the way that any ...

Author: Garry Thomson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483102719

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 671

The Museum Environment, Second Edition deals with the behavior and conservation of the various classes of museum exhibit. This book is divided into six sections that provide museum specifications for conservation. This text highlights the three contributing factors in the deterioration and decay of museum exhibits, namely light, humidity, and air pollution. Each section describes the mechanism of deterioration and the appropriate “preventive conservation . The changes in this edition from the previous include the electronic hygrometry, fluorescent lamps, buffered cases, air conditioning systems, and data logging and control in historic buildings. This book is of great value to conservation researchers and museum workers.
Categories: Business & Economics

Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers

With a pillar of infinite length the safe load and the breaking weight must both be nil , and with a pillar of inappreciable length , say , a thin plate ... 9 gives for wrought - iron pillars all the data contained in Table No.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002223295

Category: Civil engineering

Page: 576

View: 111

Categories: Civil engineering

Applied Mechanics

Applied Mechanics

A solid cast - iron pillar 9 - ft . in height and i - ins . in diameter supports a load of 55,000 - lbs .; find the normal and shearing intensity of stress in a plane section inclined at 30 ° to the axis . If the ends of the pillar are ...

Author: Henry Taylor Bovey

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B76155

Category: Mechanics, Applied

Page: 206

View: 264

Categories: Mechanics, Applied

The Theory of Stresses in Girders and Similar Structures

The Theory of Stresses in Girders and Similar Structures

Pillars divided by Hodgkinson into three classes according to length , 401 LONG PILLARS WHICH FAIL BY FLEXURE ; LENGTE , IF BOTH ENDS ARE FLAT AND FIRMLY BEDDED , EXCEEDING 30 DIAMETERS FOR CAST - IRON AND TIMBER , AND 60 DIAMETERS FOR ...

Author: Bindon Blood Stoney

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068125700

Category: Girders

Page: 854

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Categories: Girders

Medical Museum of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Microscope Collection of the Medical Museum

Medical Museum of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology  Microscope Collection of the Medical Museum

The black japanned iron horseshoe base , 4-5 / 8 x 3-1 / 2 inches , supports the 2-1 / 4 x 1 - inch tubular pillar of this instrument ( Fig . 184 ) . The brass stage is 3-7 / 16 x 3-7 / 8 inches , is incurved at the back , and attached ...

Author: United States Department of Defense

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019570709

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Page: 2

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