Silk (Movie Tie-in Edition)

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Silk (Movie Tie-in Edition)

Author: ,

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307490955

Genre: Fiction

Page: 144

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Book Summary: The year is 1861. Hervé Joncour is a French merchant of silkworms, who combs the known world for their gemlike eggs. Then circumstances compel him to travel farther, beyond the edge of the known, to a country legendary for the quality of its silk and its hostility to foreigners: Japan.There Joncour meets a woman. They do not touch; they do not even speak. And he cannot read the note she sends him until he has returned to his own country. But in the moment he does, Joncour is possessed.


Silk: Materials, Processes, and Applications

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Silk: Materials, Processes, and Applications

Author: Narendra Reddy

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 0128196874

Genre: Technology & Engineering

Page: 226

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Book Summary: Silk: Materials, Processes, and Applications addresses the latest research on the structure and properties of silk fibers, properties of silk-based materials, and cutting edge-related industrial practices. It pays particular attention to mulberry silk, but unconventional silks such as spider silk and marine silk fibers are also covered. Although silk is one of the oldest known fibers, new research continues to shed light on its properties, leading it to be applied in new contexts particularly in the medical field, and new non-textile areas. In addition to structural and mechanical qualities, this book also includes a great deal of new research on the chemical modifications of silk fibers, and other processing methods. With a focus on practical methodologies, this is the most readable and readily applicable book on silk so far, making it a perfect guide for readers with a range of backgrounds. Addresses the fundamental differences between mulberry, spider, and wild silks Describes silk fiber and non-fiber forms, including hydrogels and films In-depth coverage of silk-processing methods provides the perfect starting point for biotechnologists interested in the use of silk for non-textile applications


Simply Silk

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Simply Silk

Author: Mary Jo Hiney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440221154

Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Book Summary: This book uncovers the mystery of silk, and demonstrates techniques for bringing out its cooperative nature, and offers inspirational poetry, prose and spiritual expressions. As silk rapidly gains ground as a creative fabric choice. Simply Silk provides a unique approach to transforming this delicate fabric into an easy-to-use material. In addition, this innovative guide also teaches you how to use fabric transfer, machine-stitched wording, rubber stamps and other techniques to create 20+ projects including slippers, chair covers and picture frames.


The Silk Industry of Renaissance Venice

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The Silk Industry of Renaissance Venice

Author: Luca Molà

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801876559

Genre: History

Page: 480

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Book Summary: The manufacture of luxury textiles, such as silk, was central to an Italian Renaissance economy based on status and conspicuous consumption. From the rapidly changing fashions that drove demand to the jobs created for craftsmen, weavers, and merchants, the wealth and prestige associated with silk throughout Europe made it Italy's leading export industry. In this important book, Luca Molà examines the silk industry in Renaissance Venice amid changing markets, suppliers, producers, and government regulations. Drawing on archival research and a vast amount of European scholarship, Molà documents the innovations Venetians made in manufacturing and marketing to spur the silk industry. He uncovers the alliance between manufacturers and government to promote the industry in a changing international economic environment. Through flexible laws, quality was regulated to meet the varying requirements of an increasing range of customers. Molà also analyzes state policy that favored the development and organization of silk producers throughout the Terraferma. His findings contribute in an important way to the ongoing scholarly assessment of Venice's place in the economy of the Renaissance and the Mediterranean world.


The Complete Book on Textile Processing and Silk Reeling Technology

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The Complete Book on Textile Processing and Silk Reeling Technology

Author: H. Panda

Publisher: ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS PRESS Inc.

ISBN: 8178331357

Genre: Silk reeling

Page: 776

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Book Summary: Textile industry in India is the second largest employment generator after agriculture. It holds significant status in India as it provides one of the fundamental necessities of the people. Textile processing is one of the important industries related with textile manufacturing operations. It is a general term that covers right from singeing to finishing & printing of fabric apart from giving huge value-addition at every stage of processing. A number of new innovations have led to the industrialization of the textile industry. The silk reeling techniques are excellent methods to produce superior grade raw silk which is used by the textile industry to produce exotic fabric. Silk reeling is the final and purely commercial phase of sericulture. It is concerned with unwinding of the silk filaments of the cocoon. The sericulture industry is agro based and flourishing mostly in rural areas. More than 50 per cent of silk is reeled by a villager using country charka which forms the cottage industry. Silk provides much needed work in several developing and labour rich countries. The textile industry is primarily concerned with the production of yarn, and cloth and the subsequent design or manufacture of clothing and their distribution. The raw material may be natural or synthetic using products of the chemical industry. Some of the fundamentals of the book are chemical modification of textile celluloses, fabric varieties, silk as a textile fibre, silk reeling technology, silk re-reeling technology, fluidized beds to textile processing, high alpha cellulose pulp for viscose rayon, reaction of cellulose with cross linking agents, textiles adhesives, flame retardants for textiles, halogenated flame retardants, antinomy and other organic compounds, surfactants, chemical used in textiles, etc. This book contains fabric varieties, silk reeling technology, cellulose ethers, and crease resistance of cellulose textiles, tone and shade control in textile, textiles adhesives, flame retardants for textiles, chemical used in textiles. This book will be resourceful to upcoming entrepreneur, Seri culturist, existing industries, technical institutions etc.


Silk Road to Belt Road

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Silk Road to Belt Road

Author: Md. Nazrul Islam

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811329982

Genre: Social Science

Page: 350

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Book Summary: This volume approaches China’s Belt and Road Initiative as a process of culturalization, one that started with the Silk Road and continued over the millennium. In mainstream literature, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been portrayed as the geo-economic vision and geo-political ambition of China’s current leaders, intended to shape the future of the world. However, this volume argues that although geo-politics and geo-economy may play their part, the BRI more importantly creates a venue for the meeting of cultures by promoting people-to-people interaction and exchange. This volume explores the journey from the Silk-Road to Belt-Road by analyzing topics ranging from history to religion, from language to culture, and from environment to health. As such, scholars, academics, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students from the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Business will find an alternative approach to the Belt and Road Initiative.


Yokohama and the Silk Trade

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Yokohama and the Silk Trade

Author: Yasuhiro Makimura

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498555608

Genre: History

Page: 296

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Book Summary: This study provides a political and economic examination of the impact of the silk trade on nineteenth-century Japan. It analyzes the role of Japan’s eastern interior region and the port of Yokohama and argues that the growth of the silk industry was largely responsible for the integration of Japan into the global economy.


Silk

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Silk

Author: Caitlin R. Kiernan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110121239X

Genre: Fiction

Page: 368

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Book Summary: To the residents of her small southern city, second-hand store owner Spyder Baxter is crazy. But her friends and followers know better. Something lives within Spder's brain. Something powerful. Something wonderful. Something dangerous. Pray it never escapes.


Silk

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Silk

Author: K. Murugesh Babu

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 0081025416

Genre: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

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Book Summary: Silk: Processing, Properties and Applications, Second Edition, examines all aspects of silk technology, including its manufacture, processing, properties, structure-property relationships, dyeing, printing and finishing, and applications. This new edition is updated and expanded to include the very latest developments in silk production. Detailed chapters discuss silk reeling and silk fabric manufacture, the structural aspects of silk, its mechanical and thermal properties, and silk dyeing. Further chapters focus on the latest developments in terms of processing and applications, covering emerging topics, such as spider silks, non-mulberry silks, the printing and finishing of silk fabrics, and by-products of the silk industry. This book will be a highly valuable source of information for textile technologists, engineers and manufacturers, fiber scientists, researchers and academics in natural fibers or textile technology. Offers in-depth coverage of silk production, properties and structure-property relationships Provides an authoritative reference on sericulture, silk fabric processing and applications of silk Expanded to include non-mulberry silks, printing and finishing of silk fabrics, and by-products of sericulture


The Woman in Silk

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The Woman in Silk

Author: R.J. Gadney

Publisher: Quercus Publishing

ISBN: 0857385429

Genre: Fiction

Page: 352

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Book Summary: Captain Hal Stirling is flown to England from Afghanistan after a roadside bomb renders him battered and broken. Once home, he retreats to his ancestral family seat of Stirling Towers - a gothic mansion that dominates the landscape near the remote Scottish Borders - for a Christmas of quiet recuperation. But on arrival he discovers that his mother, a fanatical spiritualist, has died and been hastily buried. Isolated from the insular local community, Hal finds himself at the mercy of his mother's two mysterious nurses, the harshest winter on record and, before long, the horrific visions; experiences he attributes to his heavy medication. Yet as the December weather deteriorates, so does Hal's certainty that his home is a place of safety. Who, or what, is trying to frighten him to death?


Silk

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Silk

Author: Dan Slott,Robbie Thompson

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 1302936190

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 360

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Book Summary: Collects Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #4-6, Silk (2015A) #1-7, Silk (2015B) #1-6, material from Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #1. An amazing secret has been revealed! The same irradiated spider that gave young Peter Parker his powers also bit…Cindy Moon! For years Cindy was hidden away, but now the woman called Silk is unleashed on the Marvel Universe! Will she be a new enemy for Spider-Man, a new ally…or something more? Cindy builds a new life in New York City, defining her future while searching for her past — and webbing up wrongdoers along the way! But Silk is about to cross the Black Cat’s path, and that’s not lucky! When Cindy takes on Felicia Hardy’s criminal operation, she just might be tempted by a new vocation…as a super villain?! Plus: A date with the Human Torch! And will Cindy ever find her family?


Silk

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Silk

Author: Berit Hildebrandt

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: 1785702823

Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

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Book Summary: "Already in Greek and Roman antiquity a vibrant series of exchange relationships existed between the Mediterranean regions and China, including the Indian subcontinents along well-defined routes we call the Silk Roads. Among the many goods that found their way from East to West and vice versa were glass, wine, spices, metals like iron, precious stones as well as textile raw materials and fabrics and silk, a luxury item that was in great demand in the Roman Empire. These collected papers connect research from different areas and disciplines dealing with exchange along the Silk Roads. These historical, philological and archaeological contributions highlight silk as a commodity, gift and tribute, and as a status symbol in varying cultural and chronological contexts between East and West, including technological aspects of silk production. The main period concerns Rome and China in antiquity, ending in the late fifth century CE, with the Roman Empire being transformed into the Byzantine Empire, while the Chinese chronology covers the Han dynasty, the Three Kingdoms, the Western and Eastern Jin and Sixteen Kingdoms, ending in 420 CE. In addition, both earlier and later epochs are also considered in order to gather an understanding of developments and changes in long-distance and longer-term relations that involved silk."


The Silk Road in World History

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The Silk Road in World History

Author: Xinru Liu

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199798803

Genre: History

Page: 168

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Book Summary: The Silk Road was the contemporary name for a complex of ancient trade routes linking East Asia with Central Asia, South Asia, and the Mediterranean world. This network of exchange emerged along the borders between agricultural China and the steppe nomads during the Han Dynasty (206BCE-220CE), in consequence of the inter-dependence and the conflicts of these two distinctive societies. In their quest for horses, fragrances, spices, gems, glassware, and other exotics from the lands to their west, the Han Empire extended its dominion over the oases around the Takla Makan Desert and sent silk all the way to the Mediterranean, either through the land routes leading to the caravan city of Palmyra in Syria desert, or by way of northwest India, the Arabian Sea and the Red Sea, landing at Alexandria. The Silk Road survived the turmoil of the demise of the Han and Roman Empires, reached its golden age during the early middle age, when the Byzantine Empire and the Tang Empire became centers of silk culture and established the models for high culture of the Eurasian world. The coming of Islam extended silk culture to an even larger area and paved the way for an expanded market for textiles and other commodities. By the 11th century, however, the Silk Road was in decline because of intense competition from the sea routes of the Indian Ocean. Using supply and demand as the framework for analyzing the formation and development of the Silk Road, the book examines the dynamics of the interactions of the nomadic pastoralists with sedentary agriculturalists, and the spread of new ideas, religions, and values into the world of commerce, thus illustrating the cultural forces underlying material transactions. This effort at tracing the interconnections of the diverse participants in the transcontinental Silk Road exchange will demonstrate that the world had been linked through economic and ideological forces long before the modern era.


Silk, Protective Clothing and Eco-Textiles

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Silk, Protective Clothing and Eco-Textiles

Author: Lun Bai,Guo Qiang Chen

Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd

ISBN: 3038262196

Genre: Technology & Engineering

Page: 700

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Book Summary: Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). Silk has a long history and profound cultures. The modern science and technology has injected new vitality into the traditional silk. Meanwhile, the economic globalization has promoted the academic communication and collaborative development of the international textiles and silk industry. The book focus on sericulture bioengineering, fiber materials and textile products, process technology & system engineering of textile and clothing, eco-textile & dyeing and finishing technology, clothing science and technology & fashion, trade & culture of textile and clothing, protective clothing, history & resource protection of mulberry silk, and other related researches in textile and silk science.


The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk: The Kingdom of Silk Book #6

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The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk: The Kingdom of Silk Book #6

Author: Glenda Millard

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 0730495086

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Book Summary: The sixth book in the much-loved and multi-award-winning KINGDOM OF SILK series. Ages: 7+ Flame-haired Saffron is the youngest of the five Silk sisters. Her family know that she has a talent for becoming Anne of Green Gables or Cleopatra, and that she loves reading myths and legends. But they don't know about the firebirds that come to warn her of terrible headaches. And Saffron doesn't know how to tell them. In a big family, it's easy to be overlooked. But when Saffron is sent to the city to see a specialist, she learns that her family's love for her is deeper than she ever imagined. And that when you're a Silk, miracles are never far from home ... Another heart-warming story in Glenda Millard's multi-award-winning Kingdom of Silk series. Ages: 7+ Shortlisted for the 2013 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards Shortlisted for the 2013 NSW Premier's Literary Awards


Fruit from the Sands

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Fruit from the Sands

Author: Robert N. Spengler III

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520972783

Genre: History

Page: 392

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Book Summary: The foods we eat have a deep and often surprising past. From almonds and apples to tea and rice, many foods that we consume today have histories that can be traced out of prehistoric Central Asia along the tracks of the Silk Road to kitchens in Europe, America, China, and elsewhere in East Asia. The exchange of goods, ideas, cultural practices, and genes along these ancient routes extends back five thousand years, and organized trade along the Silk Road dates to at least Han Dynasty China in the second century BC. Balancing a broad array of archaeological, botanical, and historical evidence, Fruit from the Sands presents the fascinating story of the origins and spread of agriculture across Inner Asia and into Europe and East Asia. Through the preserved remains of plants found in archaeological sites, Robert N. Spengler III identifies the regions where our most familiar crops were domesticated and follows their routes as people carried them around the world. With vivid examples, Fruit from the Sands explores how the foods we eat have shaped the course of human history and transformed cuisines all over the globe.


Silk

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Silk

Author: Rupert James

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407030590

Genre: Fiction

Page: 592

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Book Summary: Money. Sex. Power. Some things are always in fashion... Christine Fairbrother is a London barrister, specialising in high profile divorces. Her fashion designer daughter, Isabelle Cissé, is about to launch her first collection Full of dreams and ambitions, she also has a fatal weakness for unsuitable men... Victoria Crabtree's position as the mistress of Massimo Rivelli, one of the world's leading manufacturers of couture fashion, is precarious. Massimo shows no sign of wanting to divorce his wife and Victoria's always in danger of being replaced with a younger model. But he's about to discover just what lengths Victoria will go to in order to survive... Three women set on a collision course. Their lives and conflicting ambitions become tangled as Christine handles the divorce case that could give Victoria the man she's always wanted,but which could wreck her daughter's career.


Biotechnology of Silk

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Biotechnology of Silk

Author: Tetsuo Asakura,Thomas Miller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400771193

Genre: Science

Page: 272

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Book Summary: This book is a snapshot of the current state of the art of research and development on the properties and characteristics of silk and their use in medicine and industry. The field encompasses backyard silk production from ancient time to industrial methods in the modern era and includes an example of efforts to maintain silk production on Madagascar. Once revered as worth its weight in gold, silk has captured the imagination from its mythical origins onwards. The latest methods in molecular biology have opened new descriptions of the underlying properties of silk. Advances in technological innovation have created silk production by microbes as the latest breakthrough in the saga of silk research and development. The application of silk to biomaterials is now very active on the basis of excellent properties of silks including recombinant silks for biomaterials and the accumulated structural information.


Silk, Slaves, and Stupas

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Silk, Slaves, and Stupas

Author: Susan Whitfield

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520957660

Genre: History

Page: 376

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Book Summary: Following her bestselling Life Along the Silk Road, Susan Whitfield widens her exploration of the great cultural highway with a new captivating portrait focusing on material things. Silk, Slaves, and Stupas tells the stories of ten very different objects, considering their interaction with the peoples and cultures of the Silk Road—those who made them, carried them, received them, used them, sold them, worshipped them, and, in more recent times, bought them, conserved them, and curated them. From a delicate pair of earrings from a steppe tomb to a massive stupa deep in Central Asia, a hoard of Kushan coins stored in an Ethiopian monastery to a Hellenistic glass bowl from a southern Chinese tomb, and a fragment of Byzantine silk wrapping the bones of a French saint to a Bactrian ewer depicting episodes from the Trojan War, these objects show us something of the cultural diversity and interaction along these trading routes of Afro-Eurasia. Exploring the labor, tools, materials, and rituals behind these various objects, Whitfield infuses her narrative with delightful details as the objects journey through time, space, and meaning. Silk, Slaves, and Stupas is a lively, visual, and tangible way to understand the Silk Road and the cultural, economic, and technical changes of the late antique and medieval worlds.


Life along the Silk Road

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Life along the Silk Road

Author: Susan Whitfield

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520960297

Genre: History

Page: 312

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Book Summary: In this long-awaited second edition, Susan Whitfield broadens her exploration of the Silk Road and expands her rich and varied portrait of life along the great pre-modern trade routes of Eurasia. This new edition is comprehensively updated to support further understanding of themes relevant to global and comparative history and remains the only history of the Silk Road to reconstruct the route through the personal experiences of travelers. In the first 1,000 years after Christ, merchants, missionaries, monks, mendicants, and military men traveled the vast network of Central Asian tracks that became known as the Silk Road. Whitfield recounts the lives of twelve individuals who lived at different times during this period, including two characters new to this edition: an African shipmaster and a Persian traveler and writer during the Arab caliphate. With these additional tales, Whitfield extends both geographical and chronological scope, bringing into view the maritime links across the Indian Ocean and depicting the network of north-south routes from the Baltic to the Gulf. Throughout the narrative, Whitfield conveys a strong sense of what life was like for ordinary men and women on the Silk Road, the individuals usually forgotten to history. A work of great scholarship, Life along the Silk Road continues to be both accessible and entertaining.