A Pale View of Hills

Etsuko, a middle-aged Japanese woman now living alone in England, dwells on the recent suicide of her elder daughter, Keiko.

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro

Publisher: Faber & Faber Limited

ISBN: 9780571258253

Category: Domestic fiction

Page: 183

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Etsuko, a middle-aged Japanese woman now living alone in England, dwells on the recent suicide of her elder daughter, Keiko. Despite the efforts of her surviving daughter to distract her thoughts, Etsuko finds herself recalling a particular summer in Nagasaki after the bomb fell.

Landscapes and Landforms of England and Wales

Palaeogeogr Palaeoclimatol Palaeoecol 100:291– 301 Barrington N, Stanton W (1977) Mendip, the complete caves and a view of the hills. Cheddar Valley Press, p 236 Bishop MJ (1974) A preliminary report on the Middle Pleistocene mammal ...

Author: Andrew Goudie

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 303038957X

Category: Science

Page: 612

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This book presents the geomorphological diversity of England and Wales. These regions are characterised by an extraordinary range of landforms and landscapes, reflecting both the occurrence of many different rock types and drastic climatic changes over the last few million years, including ice sheet expansion and decay. The book begins by providing the geological and geomorphological context needed in order to understand this diversity in a relatively small area. In turn, it presents nearly thirty case studies on specific landscapes and landforms, all of which are landmarks in the territory discussed. These include the famous coastal cliffs and landslides, granite tors of Dartmoor, formerly glaciated mountains of Snowdonia and the Lake District, karst of Yorkshire, and many others. The geomorphology of London and the Thames is also included. Providing a unique reference guide to the geomorphology of England and Wales, the book is lavishly illustrated with diagrams, colour maps and photos, and written in an easy-to-read style. The contributing authors are distinguished geomorphologists with extensive experience in research, writing and communicating science to the public. The book will not only be of interest to geoscientists, but will also benefit specialists in landscape research, geoconservation, tourism and environmental protection.

Bulletin of the United States Geological Survey

A , View southward across the Mulchatna Valley showing terraces and distant hills ; B , Transverse gap through hills at head of Portage Lake drainage ; C , View westward down the Kuskokwim from the vicinity of camp of August 17 .




Category: Geology

Page: 810

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Historical Romances of John Buchan A Lost Lady of Old Years Witch Wood Sir Quixote of the Moors

But the sight of the wild wood in the Rood glen detained him. It was a day not for the pines, but for the hazels and birches, where in open glades a man would have always a view of the hills and the sky. So he slanted to his right ...

Author: John Buchan

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473373808

Category: Fiction

Page: 870

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John Buchan is one of the finest writers of historical romances, novels packed with beautifully described landscapes and rich powerful characters.

A View of Society and Manners in Italy

parent bofom of the lake ; and which , with the furrounding hills , and the Caftel Gondolfo , which crowns one of them , has a fine picturesque effect . The grand scale on which the beauties of nature appear in Switzerland and the Alps ...

Author: John Moore



Category: Italy

Page: 528

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Where to Motorcycle in Around South Dakota s Black Hills

If you decide to ride this route in a counter-clockwise direction (that is, Spearfish-Belle Fourche-Newell-Slim Buttes-Buffalo-Belle FourcheSpearfish) you will be rewarded by a great view of Bear Butte while on Highway 212 heading east.

Author: Scott Stoltenberg

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557011396

Category: Travel

Page: 82

View: 251

This book describes seven motorcycle trips in and around South Dakota's Black Hills.


The view in fig . 196 also illustrates this general truth ; the softer rocks in the foreground give rise to a low undulating tract , while the hard Limestone stands up in a line of bold hills . Another very striking instance of the way ...

Author: Alexander Henry Green



Category: Geology

Page: 728

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View from the Vaniköy Hills towards the Defterdar Point (Ph: Berggren, No. ... View from Fıstıklı and Korulu Bağ Hills (Ph: Robertson) 316-317 195. ... Kuleli viewed from the hills of Beylerbeyi (Ph: Robertson) 322-323 198.

Author: Sedad Hakkı Eldem



Category: Architecture

Page: 440

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Early Netherlandish Painting

Patinir's is a view of the world as infinitely rich and varied, where the chief wonders are not always the traditional ones of God and Christianity. Just as wondrous in Patinir's views are the hills and rivers.

Author: Rosalind Mutter

Publisher: Crescent Moon Pub


Category: Art

Page: 240

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EARLY NETHERLANDISH PAINTING A fully illustrated survey of Early Netherlandish painting, featuring all of the major artists, and many lesser-known painters. Early Netherlandish painting, also known as Flemish painting, is characterized by figurative realism, its incredible sense of domestic interiors and details, luminous light, its 'realist' faces, and its fusions of a micro- and macro- cosmic vision. We concentrate here on painters such as Rogier van der Weyden (1400-1464), Jan van Eyck (c. 1390-1441, commonly described as the founder of modern oil painting), Gerard David (c. 1460-1523), Hugo van der Goes (1440-1482), Hans Memling (1433-1494), Joos van Cleve (c. 1485-1540), Jan Gossaert, also called Mabuse (c. 1475/8-1532), Geertgen tot Sint Jans (fl. late 15th 1485/ 95), Quentin Massys (c. 1465-1530), Joachim Patinir (c. 1485-1524), Dieric Bouts (c. 1415-1475), Petrus Christus (fl. 1442-1473) and Bernard van Orley (c. 1488-1541). One of the most celebrated aspects of Early Netherlandish or Flemish painting is its heartfelt, intense religious emotion. It is this aspect that interests us in this book. The new aesthetic vision of Early Netherlandish art was later applied to still life paintings, satires, landscapes, and portraits, but it is the religious works with which we are concentrating on here. Michelangelo's famous statement about Early Netherlandish art pinpoints the depth of devout feeling found in so much of Northern European art: Flemish painting will, generally speaking, please the devout better than any painting in Italy, which will never cause him to shed a tear, whereas that of Flanders will cause him to shed many... The new vision of Northern European painting which flourished in the 15th century was a combination of a new aesthetic approach to reality, and an intensifying of religious fervour. The new vision aimed at sculptural accuracy, a naturalistic use of lighting, and three-dimensionality. Mixed with the new use of oil paint, the new vision gave the art of Philip the Good's reign a special flavour and style well suited to the circumscription of devout religious truths. The new painting inherited its jewel-like brilliancy partly because many painters were trained as goldsmiths. This skilled handling of metalwork and miniature illustration shows in Early Netherlandish art. All Early Netherlandish paintings were made on wood panels, and painted from light to dark in thin glazes. It is partly this subtle glazing which gives Early Netherlandish painting its glorious luminescence. The Early Netherlandish artists exploited the effects of different hues and thicknesses of glazes of oil paint, controlling how the glazes reflected light.