The Glass Collector

Author: Anna Perera

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014195812X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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Fifteen-year-old Aaron lives amongst the rubbish piles in the slums of Cairo. His job? To collect broken glass. His life? Wasted. His hope? To find a future he can believe in . . .

The Glass Collector - A Guide to Old English Glass

Author: Maciver Percival

Publisher: Hesperides Press

ISBN: 1443737321

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 416

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Originally published in the late 1800s, this is an extremely detailed work on collecting old English glass. Packed with over 100 illustrations and photos, this is of use to any collector. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Contents Include - Introductory: Drinking Glasses in England to the End of the 17th Century - Green's Glasses - Fine Wine Glasses: Baluster - Stems - Air Twists - White Twists - Cut Stems - Fine Glasses for Special Drinks, Including Sweemeat Glasses - Plain Glasses for Tavern and Household use - Cut Glass - Engraved Glasses - Curios - Bottles, Decanters, Flasks and Jugs - Opaque and Coloured Glass - Frauds, Fakes and Foreigners - Foreign Glass - Manufacturing and Decorative Processes - Prices - Bibliography - Glossary - Index

A Decade of Glass Collecting

Selections from the Melvin Billups Collection, a Special Exhibition, 1962

Author: Corning Museum of Glass,Melvin P. Billups

Publisher: Corning


Category: Glassware

Page: 64

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The Glass Collectors

Author: Robert C. Tabb

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781478271857


Page: 216

View: 9596


It's December 11, 1989 and Emerson Watts is plodding his way through the fifth grade at Perkins Elementary School. He's failing spelling tests, losing bets, and showing up to school late (except when there's a two-hour delay). But when Emerson finds a piece of glass one morning and hatches an elaborate, yet short-sighted plan, his life (and those he comes in contact with) slowly transforms.
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American Studio Glass, 1960-1990

Author: Martha Drexler Lynn

Publisher: Hudson Hills

ISBN: 9781555952396

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 168

View: 7809


A unique exploration of the question, can art be fashioned out of glass? Analysis of the philosophical and circumstantial factors that reveal the early history of the movement, and the clash of ambitions and power that marked the relationship between the

The Genesis Mission

Author: C.T. Russell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402011252

Category: Religion

Page: 171

View: 3215


NASA's Genesis mission, launched on August 8, 2001 is the fifth mission in the Discovery series. Genesis addresses questions about the materials and processes involved in the origin of the solar system by providing precise knowledge of solar isotopic and elemental compositions for comparison with the compositions of meteoritic and planetary materials. This book describes the Genesis mission, the solar wind collector materials, the solar wind concentrator and simulations of its performance, the plasma ion and electron instruments, and the way these two instruments are used to determine the solar wind flow regime on board the spacecraft. The book is of interest to all potential users of the data returned by the Genesis mission, to those studying the isotopic and chemical composition of the early solar system whose work will be influenced by the measurements made by Genesis and by all those interested in the design and implementation of space instruments to study space plasmas.

Corning Museum of Glass

A Decade of Glass Collecting 1990-1999

Author: Corning Museum of Glass,David Whitehouse

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 128

View: 2903


A visual tour of the Corning Museum of Glass details some of the most significant acquisitions made by the museum, which houses the world's premier glass colleciton, during the 1990s.