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The Second Phase of Fort Building

Richard J. Garrett

in The Defences of Macau: Forts, Ships and Weapons over 450 years

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099937
eISBN:
9789882206809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099937.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the second phase of fort construction in Macau during the nineteenth century. During this period, granite was the main building material used and brickwork was also extensively ... More


Granites: Petrology, Structure, Geological Setting, and Metallogeny

Anne Nédélec and Jean-Luc Bouchez

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198705611
eISBN:
9780191774515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705611.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Granites are emblematic rocks developed from a magma that crystallized in the Earth’s crust. They ultimately outcrop at the surface worldwide. This book, translated and updated from the original ... More


What is a granite?

Anne Nédélec and Jean-Luc Bouchez

in Granites: Petrology, Structure, Geological Setting, and Metallogeny

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198705611
eISBN:
9780191774515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705611.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Granites are the most representative rocks of the continental crust. Seismic profiles locate them mainly in the upper crust. They are subdivided into three types (A, I and S) according to their ... More


Innovation in the Marble and Granite Industry: Upcycle of Marble and Granite Wastes

Rania Hamza and Salah El-Haggar

in Sustainability and Innovation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166471
eISBN:
9781617976803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166471.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The dimension-stones industry is one of the oldest and largest industries worldwide. There are two main classes of rocks: calcareous and siliceous. The calcareous material, or marble, includes the ... More


Precambrian granitic rocks

Anne Nédélec and Jean-Luc Bouchez

in Granites: Petrology, Structure, Geological Setting, and Metallogeny

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198705611
eISBN:
9780191774515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705611.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Granitic rocks represent the dominant part of the Precambrian continental crust and have characters different from younger granites. Methods for and the significance of age determinations are briefly ... More


Mons Claudianus

Robert B. Jackson

in At Empire's Edge: Exploring Rome`s Egyptian Frontier

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088564
eISBN:
9780300129519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088564.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explains that from the site of Mons Claudianus, which lies 50 kilometers south of Gebel Dokhan, the Romans hewed the enormous columns of speckled, white granite which were to grace some ... More


Edfu: The Throne of Horus

Miroslav Verner

in Temple of the World: Sanctuaries, Cults, and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165634
eISBN:
9781617975431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165634.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The town of Edfu, situated about halfway along the road between Luxor and Aswan, was an important Upper Egyptian religious center and the focus of the worship of the falcon god Horus of Behdet. ... More


World War II and After

Thomas J. Shelley

in Fordham, A History of the Jesuit University of New York: 1841-2003

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271511
eISBN:
9780823271900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271511.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Fordham suffered a severe drop in enrolment during WWII, which was followed by a rapid increase in enrolment after the war. The GI Bill enabled many veterans to obtain a college education. FDR visits ... More


A Clear, Bright Town

Hugh Thomas

in Eduardo Barreiros and the Recovery of Spain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121094
eISBN:
9780300142464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121094.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes the different aspects of the city of Orense, which, in the early twentieth century, was remarkable for its granite streets and houses. The insistent ring of chisel on granite ... More


“Nature, who has Played so many Queer Tricks Upon us”: Digging Granite and Chasing Rainbows with Virginia Woolf

Derek Ryan

in Virginia Woolf and the Natural World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533900
eISBN:
9781781382202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533900.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyzes Woolf's use of the terms “granite” and “rainbow.”. It argues that while many scholars believe Woolf used the terms to denote a strict binary, primarily that of truth and ... More


Materials for Theory: Digging Granite and Chasing Rainbows

Derek Ryan

in Virginia Woolf and the Materiality of Theory: Sex, Animal, Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748676439
eISBN:
9780748684359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676439.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on Woolf’s key figuration of ‘granite and rainbow’ in ‘The New Biography’ (1927), and opens onto an analysis of how these terms are complicated and extended throughout Woolf’s ... More


Granites and plate tectonics

Anne Nédélec and Jean-Luc Bouchez

in Granites: Petrology, Structure, Geological Setting, and Metallogeny

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198705611
eISBN:
9780191774515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705611.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

In this chapter, granitic magmas are examined with respect to their geodynamical settings (intraplate or at plate margins) differing in magma sources of differing thermal conditions. Several ... More


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