The Green Rust

Author: Edgar Wallace

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Page: 228

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"I don't know whether there's a law that stops my doing this, Jim; but if there is, you've got to get round it. You're a lawyer and you know the game. You're my pal and the best pal I've had, Jim, and you'll do it for me." The dying man looked up into the old eyes that were watching him with such compassion and read their acquiescence. No greater difference could be imagined than existed between the man on the bed and the slim neat figure who sat by his side. John Millinborn, broad-shouldered, big-featured, a veritable giant in frame and even in his last days suggesting the enormous strength which had been his in his prime, had been an outdoor man, a man of large voice and large capable hands; James Kitson had been a student from his youth up and had spent his manhood in musty offices, stuffy courts, surrounded by crackling briefs and calf-bound law-books. Yet, between these two men, the millionaire ship-builder and the successful solicitor, utterly different in their tastes and their modes of life, was a friendship deep and true. Strange that death should take the strong and leave the weak; so thought James Kitson as he watched his friend. "I'll do what can be done, John. You leave a great responsibility upon the girl-a million and a half of money." The sick man nodded.

The Green Rust Illustrated

Author: Edgar Wallace

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Page: 300

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The chase is on to stop Dr. Van Heerden before he can release the threat of the Green Rust and take over the world in this exciting page-turner, originally published in 1919, from the undisputed "King of Thrillers, " Edgar Wallace. During the 1920's and 30's, it was said that one of every four books read in England was written by Wallace, who ultimately produced 173 books and 17 plays.
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The Green Rust: Large Print

Author: Edgar Wallace

Publisher: Independently Published

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Page: 314

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A brilliant but maniacal scientist is determined to unleash a virulent plague that threatens to drive humankind to the brink of extinction. The evil doctor matches wits with two top-notch detectives, one of whom happens to be a young woman. Fans of classic thrillers will relish every minute of The Green Rust.

The Green Rust

Author: Beyond Words Press

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Page: 216

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A millionaire is taken suddenly ill, and sensing his mortality, he asks his attorney to do him one last favor - to find and secretly watch over his missing niece, the daughter of his profligate deceased sister. This niece at the appropriate time would become heir to his millions. However, the millionaire is mysteriously murdered, stabbed to death in his sick bed. Oliva Cresswell, the unsuspecting niece, has been a cashier in a large West End store for five years when she meets a Mr. Beale, a self described wheat merchant, is attacked in her flat and rescued by this Mr. Beale, is offered a job as his confidential secretary, refuses him, is unexplainably sacked and finds herself in need of his offer. The mysteries multiply and deepen as the story proceeds.

The Green Rust - Original Edition

Author: Edgar Wallace

Publisher: Independently Published

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Page: 564

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A millionaire is taken suddenly ill, and sensing his mortality, he asks his attorney to do him one last favor - to find and secretly watch over his missing niece, the daughter of his profligate deceased sister. This niece at the appropriate time would become heir to his millions. However, the millionaire is mysteriously murdered, stabbed to death in his sick bed. Oliva Cresswell, the unsuspecting niece, has been a cashier in a large West End store for five years when she meets a Mr. Beale, a self described wheat merchant, is attacked in her flat and rescued by this Mr. Beale, is offered a job as his confidential secretary, refuses him, is unexplainably sacked and finds herself in need of his offer. The mysteries multiply and deepen as the story proceeds.

The Green Rust - Large Print Edition

Author: Edgar Wallace

Publisher: Independently Published

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Page: 564

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A millionaire is taken suddenly ill, and sensing his mortality, he asks his attorney to do him one last favor - to find and secretly watch over his missing niece, the daughter of his profligate deceased sister. This niece at the appropriate time would become heir to his millions. However, the millionaire is mysteriously murdered, stabbed to death in his sick bed. Oliva Cresswell, the unsuspecting niece, has been a cashier in a large West End store for five years when she meets a Mr. Beale, a self described wheat merchant, is attacked in her flat and rescued by this Mr. Beale, is offered a job as his confidential secretary, refuses him, is unexplainably sacked and finds herself in need of his offer. The mysteries multiply and deepen as the story proceeds.

The Green Rust - Publishing People Series

Author: Edgar Wallace

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"I don't know whether there's a law that stops my doing this, Jim; but if there is, you've got to get round it. You're a lawyer and you know the game. You're my pal and the best pal I've had, Jim, and you'll do it for me."The dying man looked up into the old eyes that were watching him with such compassion and read their acquiescence.No greater difference could be imagined than existed between the man on the bed and the slim neat figure who sat by his side. John Millinborn, broad-shouldered, big-featured, a veritable giant in frame and even in his last days suggesting the enormous strength which had been his in his prime, had been an outdoor man, a man of large voice and large capable hands; James Kitson had been a student from his youth up and had spent his manhood in musty offices, stuffy courts, surrounded by crackling briefs and calf-bound law-books.

The Green Rust and the Clue of the Twisted Candle

Author: Edgar Wallace

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Armchair Fiction presents Mammoth Mystery Double Classics--featuring illustrated editions of two all-time mystery-crime standards, with 440 pages or more of whodunit thrills. "The Green Rust" by all time great mystery writer Edgar Wallace is our first classic tale. Caught in the crosshairs of a mad scientist! After the end of the First World War, Dr. van Heerden was furious. The outcome of the four-year struggle for his German homeland was far less than favorable and the consequences of it drove him to near-madness. He soon formulated a diabolical plot: destroy Great Britain's wheat crops with a fantastic chemical weapon called the "green rust." And to implement this mad scheme, van Heerden was willing to do anything...even if it meant murder! It soon became a race against the clock as the mysterious gentleman known only as "Mr. Beale" and the lovely Miss Oliva Cresswell worked to thwart van Heerden's sinister conspiracy. In "The Green Rust" Edgar Wallace gives his fans everything they come to expect: A fearless hero, a captivating damsel in distress, and a mad scientist out to destroy the British Government...all the makings of a thrill and suspense packed read! This double novel's second tale is another great Edgar Wallace thriller, "The Clue of the Twisted Candle." Murder in a locked Room! Frightened for his life, tycoon Remington Kara has shut himself away in a concrete and steel fortified safe room with only one door that can be opened. Unfortunately for poor Kara, his fears are soon realized when his dead body is found, murdered, within the confines of his seemingly impenetrable personal fortress--with the door still locked from inside! Searching for the killer, the long arm of the law soon fingers mystery writer John Lexman, who is wrongly convicted of the crime. With an innocent life hanging in the balance, the only man who can solve the case is Lexman's best friend, T. X. Meredith, the renowned Superintendent of Scotland Yard. Meredith must not only prove his friend's innocence, but also determine how a man was murdered in a fortified room only the victim could have opened. Hidden clues and red herrings will bring this Edgar Wallace mystery to a head as the main question asked isn't who done it...but how did they do it?
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Edgar Wallace: The Science Fiction Collection (Planetoid 127 + The Green Rust + 1925 - The Story of a Fatal Peace + The Black Grippe + The Day the World Stopped)

Author: Edgar Wallace

Publisher: e-artnow

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Page: 856

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This carefully crafted ebook: "Edgar Wallace: The Science Fiction Collection (Planetoid 127 + The Green Rust + 1925 - The Story of a Fatal Peace + The Black Grippe + The Day the World Stopped)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Edgar Wallace enjoyed writing science fiction. "Planetoid 127", first published in 1929 but reprinted as late 1962, is a short story about an Earth scientist who communicates via wireless with his counterpart on a duplicate Earth orbiting unseen because it is on the opposite side of the Sun. The idea of a mirror Earth or mirror Universe later became a standard subgenre within science fiction. The story also bears similarities to Rudyard Kipling's hard science fiction story "Wireless". Wallace's other science fiction works include "The Green Rust", a story of bio-terrorists who threaten to release an agent that will destroy the world's corn crops, "1925", which accurately predicted that a short peace would be followed by a German attack on England, "The Black Grippe", which is about a disease that renders everyone in the world blind, and The Sodium Lines; or, The Day the World Stopped. Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) was an English writer. As well as journalism, Wallace wrote screen plays, poetry, historical non-fiction, 18 stage plays, 957 short stories and over 170 novels, 12 in 1929 alone. More than 160 films have been made of Wallace's work. Table of Contents: Planetoid 127 The Green Rust 1925 - The Story of a Fatal Peace The Black Grippe The Day the World Stopped
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ICAME 2005

Author: P.-E. Lippens

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Science

Page: 683

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This book provides an up-to-date overview of the Mössbauer effect in physics, chemistry, electrochemistry, catalysis, biology, medicine, geology, mineralogy, archaeology and materials science. Coverage details the most recent developments of the technique especially in the fields of nanoparticles, thin films, surfaces, interfaces, magnetism, experimentation, theory, medical and industrial applications and Mars exploration.

Ion Exchange in Green Rust: Influence of Crystal Size and Structural Defects

Author: Myriam Agnel

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Green rust (GR) is a Fe(II)/Fe(III) layered double hydroxide (LDH). Its layers are positively charged because of the occurrence of mixed Fe2+/Fe3+ valence states. The charge is compensated by exchangeable anions located in the interlayer space. Green rust is one of the few inorganic materials with large anion adsorption capacity. The importance of this anion adsorption capacity of LDH in general has been highlighted in many studies, but we are still missing a comprehensive mechanistic understanding and a rigorous thermodynamic framework to predict anion exchange processes in natural and engineered environments where green rust is present. We combined for the first time laboratory experiments and synchrotrons in situ and time resolved X-ray diffraction measurements with geochemical modeling to decipher and quantify the mechanism of anion exchange in green rust having nanometer or micrometer sizes. We studied more specifically the Cl-:SO42- exchange. We showed that the overall exchange process can be seen as a simple anion exchange mechanism without dissolution-recrystallization or interstratification processes. The replacement of Cl- by SO42- followed a 2:1 stoichiometry, and led to an increase of interlayer distances from 8.0 u00b1 0.1 u00c5 to 11.0 u00b1 0.1 u00c5. An increase of SO42- occupancy in the interlayer led to an increase of the relative affinity of the exchanger for SO42- compared to Cl-. An ion exchange thermodynamic model based on the Rothmund and Kornfeld convention made it possible to predict the interlayer composition in a large range of conditions. The model parameters were different for the nanometric GR particles and the micrometric GR particles. This difference of affinity may originate from differences in layer stacking order in the two types of samples, the nanometric particles being turbostratic while the micrometric particles being 3D-ordered. We consider that this multiscale characterization can serve as a starting point for the building of robust and mechanistic geochemical models that will allow predicting the role of green rust on the geochemical cycle of ions, including nutrients, in hydromorphic soils.
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The Genesis Quest

Author: Michael Marshall

Publisher: Hachette UK

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Page: 368

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'The story of the quest to understand life's genesis is a universal one, in which everyone can find pleasure and fascination. By asking how life came to be, we are implicitly asking why we are here, whether life exists on other planets, and what it means to be alive. This book is the story of a group of fragile, flawed humans who chose to wrestle with these questions. By exploring the origin of life, we can catch a glimpse of the infinite.' How did life begin? Why are we here? These are some of the most profound questions we can ask. For almost a century, a small band of eccentric scientists has struggled to answer these questions and explain one of the greatest mysteries of all: how and why life began on Earth. There are many different proposals, and each idea has attracted passionate believers who promote it with an almost religious fervour, as well as detractors who reject it with equal passion. But the quest to unravel life's genesis is not just a story of big ideas. It is also a compelling human story, rich in personalities, conflicts, and surprising twists and turns. Along the way the journey takes in some of the greatest discoveries in modern biology, from evolution and cells to DNA and life's family tree. It is also a search whose end may finally be in sight. In The Genesis Quest, Michael Marshall shows how the quest to understand life's beginning is also a journey to discover the true nature of life, and by extension our place in the universe.
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Rust

Author: Jonathan Waldman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Page: 304

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Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize ** A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year Rust has been called “the great destroyer,” the “pervasive menace,” and “the evil.” “This look at corrosion—its causes, its consequences, and especially the people devoted to combating it—is wide-ranging and consistently engrossing” (The New York Times). It is the hidden enemy, the one that challenges the very basis of civilization. This entropic menace destroys cars, fells bridges, sinks ships, sparks house fires, and nearly brought down the Statue of Liberty’s torch. It is rust—and this book, full of wit and insight, disasters and triumphs—is its story. “Jonathan Waldman’s first book is as obsessive as it is informative…he takes us deep into places and situations that are too often ignored or unknown” (The Washington Post). In Rust, Waldman travels from Key West to Prudhoe Bay, meeting people concerned with corrosion. He sneaks into an abandoned steelworks and nearly gets kicked out of Can School. He follows a high-tech robot through an arctic winter, hunting for rust in the Alaska pipeline. In Texas, he finds a corrosion engineer named Rusty, and in Colorado, he learns of the animosity between the galvanizing industry and the paint army. Along the way, Waldman recounts stories of flying pigs, Trekkies, rust boogers, and unlikely superheroes. The result is a man-versus-nature tale that’s as fascinating as it is grand, illuminating a hidden phenomenon that shapes the modern world. Rust affects everything from the design of our currency to the composition of our tap water, and it will determine the legacy we leave on this planet. This exploration of corrosion, and the incredible lengths we go to fight it, is “engrossing…brilliant…Waldman’s gift for narrative nonfiction shines in every chapter….Watching things rust: who would have thought it could be so exciting” (Natural History).
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Effect of Mineral-Organic-Microorganism Interactions on Soil and Freshwater Environments

Author: Jacques Berthelin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Page: 380

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The Working Group M.O. (Interactions of soil minerals with organic components and microorganisms) (WGMO) of the International Soil Science Society (ISSS) was founded in 1990 at the 14th World Congress of Soil Science (Kyoto, Japan), with Professor P.M. Huang being the Chairman. Since then, the Working Group M.O. has served as a forum to bring together soil chemists, soil mineralogists, soil microbiologists, soil biochemists, soil physi cists and environmental, ecological, and health scientists. The objective of the Working Group M.O. is to promote research, teaching, and also the exchange of technology concerning the knowledge and the impact of the interactions between minerals-organics and microorganisms on environmental quality, agricultural sustainability, and ecosystem "health". This group is first a scientific group as defined just previously, but it also intends to develop exchange and transfer between scientists and engineers. The first International Meeting organized by Professor P. M. Huang, was held in Edmonton, Canada, in August 1992, where 87 papers were presented by scientists from 20 countries. Following this meeting, a two volume book was edited by P. M. Huang, J. Berthelin, J.-M. Bollag, W. B. McGill, and A. L. Page, entitled "Environmental impact of soil component interaction" : Volume I "Natural and anthropogenic organic-volume II "Metals, other inorganic and microbial activities", and published by c.R.C. Lewis Pub lishers (1995).