Technology & Engineering

John Fowler, Benjamin Baker, Forth Bridge

John Fowler, Benjamin Baker, Forth Bridge

Author: Iain Boyd Whyte

Publisher: Edition Axel Menges

ISBN: 9783930698189

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 60

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When the Forth Bridge opened on 4 March 1890, it was the longest railway bridge in the world and the first large structure made of steel. Crossing the wide Firth of Forth west of Edinburgh in Scotland, it represents one of the greatest engineering triumphs of Victorian Britain, man's victory over the intractable topography of land and water. Not surprisingly, such a vigorous rebuff of the natural order was condemned at the time by those late Victorians who resisted the march of technology, and William Morris described the Bridge as the "supremest specimen of all ugliness". In response, Benjamin Baker insisted that its beauty lay in its functional elegance. Contrasting the bridge with the only comparable structure of the period, the Eiffel Tower, he concluded: "The Eiffel Tower is a foolish piece of work, ugly, ill-proportioned and of no real use to anyone." But the beauty and fascination of the Forth Bridge lies not simply in its functional performance, but in its scale and power. Over a mile long and higher than the dome of St. Peter's in Rome, it rivals the natural phenomena that the philosophers of the 18th century identified as sources of sublime beauty. Immanuel Kant pointed to hurricanes, boundless oceans and high waterfalls as objects of sublime contemplation, "because they raise the forces of the soul above the heights of the vulgar commonplace, and discover within us a power of resistance of quite another kind, which gives us courage to be able to measure ourselves against the seeming omnipotence of nature". In the 19th century the awe-inspiring feats of nature were rivalled by the inventions of the engineers, and the thrill of the waterfall or the lightning flash was eclipsed by the sight of the roaring locomotive dashing across the majestic span of the Forth Bridge.
Fiction

Breeda Looney Steps Forth

Breeda Looney Steps Forth

Author: Oliver Sands

Publisher: deGrevilo Publishing

ISBN: 9780648744801

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

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Breeda Looney tells herself she's happy with her simple life in a remote Irish fishing village. Sure, there are days she talks to no one but the cat, her panic attacks have become public spectacles, and crabby Aunt Nora considers her a total waste of skin. But Breeda is about to stumble upon an old family secret never meant to see the light of day. Her beloved father, said to have died when Breeda was a child, might actually still be alive. A lifetime of lies will force Breeda to revisit the darkest corners of her past if she’s to ever bring home her long-lost daddy. But secrets rarely exist alone. And as Breeda digs deeper into the family dirt she realizes she’s barely scratched the surface… Breeda Looney steps forth. But what on earth is she about to discover? Heartfelt, compelling and often darkly funny, Breeda Looney Steps Forth follows one woman's quest to find her truth and, ultimately, her place in the world. With a cast of colorful characters, and brimming with surprisingly tender moments, Breeda Looney will stay in your heart long after the final pages... Grab your copy now. -- PRAISE FOR BREEDA LOONEY STEPS FORTH -- 'Set in modern Ireland and steeped in the beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way, this story is told with passionate and lyrical grace.' - GOODREADS '[Oliver Sands'] lyrical prose consistently impresses... this is a worthy page-turner.' - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'The perfect book for a Sunday afternoon read by the fire.' - READERS' FAVORITE 'Hilarious at times but ultimately totally heartwarming, Breeda Looney Steps Forth is an outstanding debut.' - THE BOOK MAGNET 'This is a real surprise. A beautifully crafted book with a large touch of the Irish.' - NETGALLEY 'A tale of grief and guilt, secrets and lies, betrayal and shame. Intriguing, moving and often darkly funny, this is an impressive debut novel.' - GOODREADS Raw, poignant, wry and uplifting - this is a beautiful story exceptionally well told.' - NETGALLEY Grab your copy today. RECOMMENDED FOR FANS OF ... The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, Scenes of a Graphic Nature by Caroline O'Donoghue, Home Stretch by Graham Norton, Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan, When All Is Said by Anne Griffin, The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, A Man Called Ove or Anxious People by Fredrik Backman, The Missing Letters of Mrs Bright by Beth Miller, Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume, Shuggie Bain - Douglas Stuart, Any Bitter Thing by Monica Wood, Sassafras by Trish Heald, Twenty by Debra Landwehr Engle, Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner TOPICS: British & Irish, Small town & rural fiction, Family sagas, Contemporary Women, Women's Literary Fiction, Irish Authors, Humourous Literary Fiction, British & Irish Humour & Satire, Women's Action & Adventure, Women's Psychological Fiction, Humorous Dark Comedy, Female Friendships, Family Life, Uplit, Book Club Fiction, Summer Reads, Feel Good Fiction, Beach Reads, Holiday Reads, Irish Fiction, Ireland, London Irish
Religion

Holding Forth the Word of Life

Holding Forth the Word of Life

Author: John de Jong

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725258761

Category: Religion

Page: 364

View: 144

Holding Forth the Word of Life is a collection of essays offered to honor Tim Meadowcroft on his retirement from Laidlaw College. An international authority on Daniel, over the last twenty-five years Tim has established himself as one of New Zealand’s leading biblical scholars. While specializing in Old Testament, Tim has taught and published in New Testament as well as hermeneutics and theological interpretation of Scripture. Beyond academic work he has also remained committed to the church and its voice in wider society. This collection of essays, written by leading scholars from New Zealand and beyond, covers all of these areas—Old Testament, New Testament, intertestamental texts, hermeneutics, theological interpretation of Scripture, reception history, and theological reflection on pressing issues facing society.
History

Forth and Back

Forth and Back

Author: Cintia Santana

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611484601

Category: History

Page: 193

View: 784

Forth and Back broadens the scope of Hispanic trans-Atlantic studies by shifting the focus to Spain's trans-lingual exchange with the United States at the end of the twentieth century. Highlighting the incipient globalization of literary markets after Franco's death, Forth and Back examines the economic, poetical, and ideological constraints that shaped the keen consumption of U.S. literature by Spanish publishers, readers, and writers.
Art

Go Forth!

Go Forth!

Author: Chronicle Books

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452166858

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 278

Go Forth! is the perfect dose of positivity and kick-in-the-pants motivation to get out and get living, making, and doing. Chock-full of uplifting text-based art with an emphasis on being brave, courageous, and authentic, it's the perfect gift for grads, travelers, or anyone else in need of inspiration as they embark on a new adventure. Think Everything Is Going to Be OK and You Are So Loved with an audacious new look—bold, rather than sweet—fit for the contemporary reader.
FORTH (Computer program language)

Starting FORTH

Starting FORTH

Author: Leo Brodie

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015038843028

Category: FORTH (Computer program language)

Page: 400

View: 346

Offers an Introductory Guide to Programming in FORTH
Apostles' Creed

Formularies of Faith Put Forth by Authority During the Reign of Henry VIII.

Formularies of Faith Put Forth by Authority During the Reign of Henry VIII.

Author: Charles Lloyd

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044081796872

Category: Apostles' Creed

Page: 428

View: 521

Reformation

Formularies of Faith Put Forth by Authority During the Reign of Henry VIII.

Formularies of Faith Put Forth by Authority During the Reign of Henry VIII.

Author: Church of England

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10449053

Category: Reformation

Page: 426

View: 667