The Pearl Book

Author: Antoinette L. Matlins

Publisher: Gemstone Press

ISBN: 0943763355

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 198

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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.

The Book of the Pearl

Author: George Frederick Kunz,Charles Hugh Stevenson

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 605

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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.

The Pearl

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Viking

ISBN: 9780241952467

Category: Pearl divers

Page: 89

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'In the town they tell the story of the great pearl - how it was found and how it was lost again. They tell of Kino, the fisherman, and of his wife, Juana, and of the baby, Coyotito. And because the story has been told so often, it has taken root in every man's mind.' The Pearl is Steinbeck's heartbreaking short parable about wealth and the darkness and evil it can instill in even the most generous of men's hearts.

The Book of the Pearl

Author: Carrie Asai

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416503706

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9455


When I was six months old, I dropped from the sky -- the lone survivor of a deadly Japanese plane crash. The newspapers named me Heaven. I was adopted by a wealthy family in Tokyo, pampered, and protected. For nineteen years, I thought I was lucky. I'm learning how wrong I was.

The Pearl by John Steinbeck (Book Analysis)

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 2806280370

Category: Study Aids

Page: 22

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Pearl with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Pearl by John Steinbeck, which tells the tale of a Native American man, Kino, and his family. When Kino discovers a giant pearl, he quickly becomes the envy of all the white townspeople. They are determined to steal the pearl from him and will stop at nothing to get what they want. Steinbeck is known for his truthful and hard-hitting novels about fate and justice, and his writing earned him both a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and a Nobel Prize in Literature. Find out everything you need to know about The Pearl in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Pearl Story Book

Author: Mrs. Colman

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3734021847

Category: Fiction

Page: 68

View: 6612


Reproduction of the original: The Pearl Story Book by Mrs. Colman

The Book of Marganitha (The Pearl)

Author: Armenia,Mar O'Dishoo Metropolitan of Suwa

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456823481

Category: Religion

Page: 151

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This book, originally written in the Aramaic language was translated in the spring of 1964 by His Holiness, Mar Eshai Shimun XXIII, Catholicos Patriarch of the Church of the East. This work was little known since the original printed copies were mostly destroyed. This reproduction represents no changes to the original translation with the exception of spelling corrections and standardizing the protocol from English to American diction. His Holiness Mar Eshai Shimun XXIII, Catholicos Patriarch was the Supreme Head of the Church of the East, its Universal Pastor from 1920 until his assassination in 1975. Born in southern Turkey, His Holiness was raised with care, having received theological and liturgical training in the Middle East and in England at St. Augustines College and later Cambridge University. He worked tirelessly fighting for the Church and his Assyrian people. Often in danger of his life, he met with foreign diplomats and heads of states appealing to the League of Nations and later, the United Nations all the while contacting world leaders and discussing with them the Assyrian Questions. In later years, he was received throughout the Middle East by Islamic Heads of state in a most respectful and amiable of circumstances which speaks to his worldly sophistication and influence as a true leader. His Holiness was a profound scholar, an exemplary writer, a charismatic speaker and was a recognized subject matter expert in Ecclesiastical History and an authority the on History of Christianity in the Middle East and Far East. An innovative leader of the Church and Assyrian people, well schooled in both the ecclesiastical aspects of his vocation, as well as geo-political issues. Attuned to the needs of his flock and nation he mindfully navigated the tenuous landscape with uncompromising ethics, integrity and superior leadership, which were the hallmarks of his character and a truly remarkable Patriarch. His agility in managing both the secular and temporal affairs bespoke his magnificent stewardship of the Assyrian people and the Church of the East.

Amelia Maylock, Book Three. Ysmirao and the Pearl of Time.

Author: Jason Ellis

Publisher: JTT Publishing

ISBN: 1906529019

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

View: 2283


The highly anticipated third book in the Amelia Maylock series. - They all started walking up the bank and used the tree trunks as cover, concealing themselves in the shadows when they moved, silently. It was a needed skill too as Maratlus had guards on patrol near the metal entrances to the caves. Some were creatures that Amelia recognised from her training with the old hag - when she created attackers for Amelia to overcome, safely - and others were large, muscular people. The creatures were called hybrids because Erryaz had used her evil magic to create many drones, for uses such as this. The creatures here looked like humans cross bred with dogs or wolves. They stood upright on two legs, yet were covered in fur and had a long snout and extremely sharp teeth. They were all heavily armed and simply stood on watch, turning their heads left and right in a monotonous rhythm.

Path of the Pearl

Author: Mary Olsen Kelly

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 144296720X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 136

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The Pearl Oyster

Author: Paul Southgate,John Lucas

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080931777

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 544

View: 2647


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