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Metal Boxes

Author : Alan Black
ISBN : 1482774321
Genre : Fiction
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Coming of age can be hard for anyone. But for Blackmon Perry Stone it is life threatening. At 15, he barely manages to graduate from the empire's cadet training by a talent for unusual problem solving. He has trouble settling into navy life, but life becomes harder when he uncovers a ring of thieves aboard the huge ship. Life becomes difficult when they killed him. Stone is ejected into hyperspace in an escape pod without hyperspace engines. Fully expecting to die, he reconfigures the sub-light engine to escape the inescapable. To his surprise it works, but only well enough to do little more than crash on an uncharted planet. It will surprise him if he can make the engine work again, but not as much as it will surprise everyone else if he can come back from the dead.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Metal Lunch Boxes

Author : Allen Woodall
ISBN : 0764308947
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Metal lunch boxes are cataloged and beautifully photographed to display popular images on the fronts, backs, and bands. Includes a section on care and cleaning, a list of manufacturers, and color photos of over 500 metal lunch boxes with their current values.

Metal Boxes

Author : Alan Black
ISBN : 1535576375
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Ensign Stone's goals were to make his way in the empire's navy, make his family proud of him, and make love to his fiancee. No matter which way he turned, someone was conspiring against him. Disgraced and humiliated, he is court-martialed, discharged, and abandoned. Accepting what he thinks is a lowly busy-work position on a beat up old family business space freighter travelling At the Edge of human space, he hopes to earn back the trust and respect he lost. The Empire's political powers and his family have different goals. Stone faces humanity's enemies in a do-or-die operation."

The Metalsmith S Book Of Boxes Lockets

Author : Tim McCreight
ISBN : 0965824896
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Introduces metalworking techniques such as how to create hinges and catches

Metal Boxes Rusty Hinges

Author : Alan Black
ISBN : 1522717927
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Stone's fist, secure in the combat suit and hidden by camouflage, impacted the Hyrocanian mouth before it closed around the baby. Stone grabbed the helpless piglet with his free hand and tossed it to a startled female. The piglet, the last of her kind on the delivery shuttle, grabbed the baby and ran. "Ratcheting up the excitement and the stakes, Black nails it again with Rusty Hinges, the latest in his Metal Boxes sci-fi series!" Melanie Tighe, book reviewer for The City Sun Times, Phoenix, Arizona Stone twisted his fist, trying his best to break every tooth in the Hyrocanian's mouth. Hyrocanians have four sets teeth, two for chewing vertically, and two for chewing horizontally. Suddenly, his fist broke free from the shattered teeth. Opening his fist, he felt something soft and squishy at the back of the alien's throat. He closed his fingers around it and yanked.

The Boxes

Author : William Sleator
ISBN : 9781101142554
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Annie's Uncle Marco goes on one of his mysterious trips, leaving her in charge of two sealed boxes on one condition: she must not open either one while he is away. But she is tempted...and soon she has unleashed the unspeakable. The creatures inside the box are crab-like and grotesque. And they possess a power Annie could never have imagined: the power to transmute time."Sleator is the master of the creepy-crawly, and his inventiveness is at full power here." --The Horn Book

The Box

Author : Marc Levinson
ISBN : 9781400880751
Genre : Business & Economics
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In April 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried fifty-eight shipping containers from Newark to Houston. From that modest beginning, container shipping developed into a huge industry that made the boom in global trade possible. The Box tells the dramatic story of the container's creation, the decade of struggle before it was widely adopted, and the sweeping economic consequences of the sharp fall in transportation costs that containerization brought about. But the container didn't just happen. Its adoption required huge sums of money, both from private investors and from ports that aspired to be on the leading edge of a new technology. It required years of high-stakes bargaining with two of the titans of organized labor, Harry Bridges and Teddy Gleason, as well as delicate negotiations on standards that made it possible for almost any container to travel on any truck or train or ship. Ultimately, it took McLean's success in supplying U.S. forces in Vietnam to persuade the world of the container's potential. Drawing on previously neglected sources, economist Marc Levinson shows how the container transformed economic geography, devastating traditional ports such as New York and London and fueling the growth of previously obscure ones, such as Oakland. By making shipping so cheap that industry could locate factories far from its customers, the container paved the way for Asia to become the world's workshop and brought consumers a previously unimaginable variety of low-cost products from around the globe. Published in hardcover on the fiftieth anniversary of the first container voyage, this is the first comprehensive history of the shipping container. Now with a new chapter, The Box tells the dramatic story of how the drive and imagination of an iconoclastic entrepreneur turned containerization from an impractical idea into a phenomenon that transformed economic geography, slashed transportation costs, and made the boom in global trade possible.

Metal Boxes Trapped Outside

Author : Alan Black
ISBN : 1514337517
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The sequel to #1 best selling science fiction novel Metal Boxes. Blackmon Perry Stone hasn't gotten over his fear of being outside and he still hasn't settled into life in the Empire's Navy. After months of legal wrangling over his last assignment, he has been given a new assignment. He was looking forward to getting an new posting on a spaceship or a station. The problem is that his new job is on a planet. Worse, once there, the base is overrun by the enemy aliens and now Stone is trapped outside on a hostile planet, injured, and hunted by aliens bent of killing him.

World Outlook Report 2006 2011

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ISBN : OCLC:760749863
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The Jewel Box Book

Author : Joanne Victorie Wiertella
ISBN : 0976371014
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The definitive guide to antique Art Metal, Art Nouveau, Victorian, Arts and Crafts, and Revival Period jewel boxes, The Jewel Box Book is the first book to provide easy reference for the spellbound collector or charmed novice. Over 500 rich color photos accompany this fascinating narrative about the history, styles, composition, and sales of jewel boxes manufactured in America between 1900-1925.Readers will appreciate detailed information about manufacturers that include Jennings Brothers, Weidlich Brothers, Benedict Manufacturing Company, Rogers Silver Plate Company, Kronheimer & Oldenbusch, and The Art Metal Works (known today for the Ronson trademark), and others.Explanations about design motifs and the "Language of Flowers" provide the perfect complement to these stories of the jewel boxes that once adorned dressing tables at the turn-of-the-century and continue to delight aficionados.

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